Pvt. Chelsea Manning, formerly named Bradley, was convicted of sending classified documents to WikiLeaks. The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman.
AT&T is reportedly close to making an offer to buy DirecTV in a deal that would value the satellite dish TV operator at nearly $50 billion.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
"A deal could boost the flow of cash that AT&T could use to pay its dividend and fund a build out of its broadband Internet infrastructure, analysts have said. It also comes as AT&T increasingly views video—whether via pay TV service or delivered over the Web or its wireless network—as central to its future.
Adding satellite TV capabilities also could allow AT&T to free up valuable bandwidth on its Internet connections to customer homes."
The possible merger has us thinking about the history of media consolidation:
The bitter race highlight fissures within the Republican Party. Also Tuesday, two women set the stage for history-making in West Virginia.
Gay couples can begin to marry as soon as Friday morning unless an appeals court puts a stay on the decision. It was the second state in less than a week to have its ban wiped out by a judge.