World

Obama shortens Chelsea Manning's sentence

During her time in prison, she fought the United States army over receiving gender reassignment surgery and attempted suicide last July. Manning later apologized for leaking the material . Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said "we ought not treat a traitor like a martyr". President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's prison sentence. "Chelsea has already been incarcerated longer than any whistleblower in USA history", the petition says, adding, "Chelsea's disclosures were in the public ...

Sport

Barca president predicts 'happy ending' on Messi contract

The build-up to the game had been dominated by talk of controversial refereeing calls in the first leg as Athletic ended the game with nine men, whilst Barca had a stonewall penalty claim waived away. "We will always put in the effort and work for Leo Messi and for other players who we have to renew like Iniesta and Rakitic". During his time with the European giants, Raul scored a massive 323 goals for Los Blancos but his tally has been surpassed by Ronaldo.

Science

Betsy DeVos to senators: Parental choice is key in education

A lawsuit filed by Detroit families alleges that the city's schools denied them literacy. Moskowitz has said that American public education "is in deep crisis", with 35 countries outranking American schools in math and 20 in reading. Look for Alexander to try to win a pledge from DeVos that she'll scrap King's proposal and implement something that would allow districts to dole out resources without considering a school's poverty status.