What You Missed: Bushes in Hospital, Labor Department Sues Oracle, and More
In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute.
Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Wednesday, and shortly afterward, his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized, too.
The former president is being treated for a complication from pneumonia, whereas his wife is being treated for bronchitis. Both Bushes are stable and resting up at a hospital in Houston.
Earlier this month, the Bushes said that they would not attend the inauguration this week, citing health issues.
Oracle in the Hot Seat
The Labor Department isn’t too happy with Oracle. That’s why it’s suing the Bay Area-based company for what it calls a “systematic practice” of discrimination based on race and gender. Oracle is disputing the claims.
And Oracle isn’t alone. The Labor Department also sued Google, accusing the tech giant of not providing information as part of an audit.
American Humane, the organization that makes sure that animals are treated humanely in movies and on TV, says that a frightened dog was forced into rough waters during the making of “A Dog’s Purpose.”
On the Move
Last week the Chargers announced they’re moving from San Diego to Los Angeles. And now it looks like the Raiders might follow suit. The Oakland team filed papers to move to Las Vegas. If approved, it would be the second Sin City major league sports team; the NHL expanded its 30-team league last year, adding the Vegas Golden Knights to its roster.
What Book You Missed
Following news that President Barack Obama granted former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning clemency, there’s been renewed interest in whether Edward Snowden will receive the same pardon. This new book casts shadows on the intentions behind Snowden’s actions, however, which make the idea of clemency unlikely.
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