What You Missed: Chelsea Manning Granted Clemency, ‘Potential Grizzlies’, and More
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President Barack Obama granted clemency to transgender former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning.
Manning — who was known as Bradley Manning at the time of her arrest — was convicted in 2010 of leaking 700,000 military and government documents to WikiLeaks.
She will be released in May.
WikiLeaks head Julian Assange, who was also involved in Manning’s case, said he would “agree to U.S. extradition” if Manning’s sentence was commuted. The Justice Department, though, has never formally indicted him.
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, is on the stand this week for her confirmation hearing. She was asked about whether guns belong in schools.
Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice star, alleges that President-elect Donald Trump kissed and groped her without consent. Trump responded by attacking their credibility, character, and looks. And now Zervos, with the help of her attorney, Gloria Allred, is suing.
Zervos might not be the only woman who will sue, either.
Last year was 1.69 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 20th-century average.