Here’s all the top news stories making the rounds on the web today that you need to know.
1. Obama’s Presidential Library Center To Be Built in Chicago
In line with recent tradition, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are erecting their dedicated presidential library and museum in their old hometown of Chicago. The center will share resource and be affiliated with sister institutions like the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois-Chicago, Columbia University and of course, the state of Hawaii. Read the full story here at the Chicago Sun Times.
2. Verizon Snags AOL For $4.4 Bill In Cold Hard Cash
One of the biggest mobile companies around is buying out one of the biggest media companies around—and it’s changing the way TV content will be streamed across the Internet. Read the full story here at the New York Times.
3. Mich. Official Pops Off At Ex-Wife, Confronts Her Naked And Shoots Her Car
It looks like Virgil Smith, the state senator of Michigan, is going through something. Smith affronted his former wife in his birthday suit, then open fired at her car with an automatic weapon! Read all the mess here at The Root.
4. Former CIA Officer Imprisoned For Spilling The Beans to the New York Times
Jeffrey Sterling’s going to prison for three years after acting as a CIA mole to the New York Times. Sterling unleashed classified info on US efforts to stymie Iran’s nuclear arms development program. Check out the full story at the Washington Post.
5. A.C.L.U. Busts Hollywood for Sexist Hiring Practices
The American Civil Liberties Union is taking a stand against Hollywood’s limited directing opportunities for women and is now cracking the whip with a new investigation on gender bias in major studios, networks and talent agencies. Read the full story here at the New York Times.