Week in Review


This week in the news: a presidential candidate health scare, a virtual museum expands its reach, protesters gain support from Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, more Olympian health records are leaked, and investigation continues in the death of a Columbus youth Tyree King.

Monday started the week with a health scare for presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Clinton’s doctor claims she was dehydrated and diagnosed her with pneumonia.

Soon after, Clinton tweeted, “Thanks to everyone whose reached out with well wishes! I am feeling fine and getting better.”

On Tuesday, Google expanded its virtual art and culture museum to include thousands of natural history exhibits from museums all around the world. Google partnered with over 50 of the most notable natural history institutions in the world. Using a 360 degree video, Google has allowed people to get up close to extinct creatures such as the Rhomaleosaurus and the Giraffatitan.

“We wanted to give you a glimpse of how these colossal creatures actually looked,” said Amit Sood, director of Google Cultural Institute.

Wednesday, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations outside the white house. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe were there to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The pipeline is designed to carry crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois; however, protesters say the pipeline’s route under the Missouri River will endanger the water supply and sacred sites of the Sioux.

“We are committed to protecting and respecting the welfare of all workers, the Native American community, local communities where we operate, and the long-term integrity of the land and waters in the region,” said Kelcy Warren, CEO of  Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline.

On Thursday, more Olympian medical records were released by the Russian hacker group known as “Fancy Bear”. This is the same group that is thought to be behind the Democratic National Convention hack in June. The World Anti-Doping Agency claims the hackers stole the medical records by breaking into the database.

“WADA is very mindful that this criminal attack, which to date has recklessly exposed personal data of 29 athletes. [This] will be very distressing for the athletes that have been targeted and cause apprehension for all athletes that were involved in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,” said director general of WADA, Oliver Niggli.

Friday, investigations continue in the death of 13-year-old, Tyree King. Officers were responding to a armed robbery call when they opened fire on King after he pulled what looked like a gun from his waistband.

In response to the shooting, Columbus Mayor, Andrew J. Ginther spoke out to the public.

“Any loss of life is tragic, but the loss of a young person is particularly difficult. As a Mayor and a father, the loss of a 13-year-old in the city of Columbus is troubling,” explained Ginther.

Columbus police are searching for video of the shooting. It did not appear the officers were wearing body cameras. Some officers wore body cams during a brief program this summer but Columbus police chief Kim Jacobs said the program has ended.