What You Missed: Travel Ban Blocked, ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ and More
In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute.
A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, siding with two states who challenged the order in court.
In a series of tweets, President Trump slammed the ruling, as well as the judge who issued it.
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
Trump also said, “If something happens blame him and court system.”
Not What It Seems
A video from behind the scenes of the movie “A Dog’s Purpose” leaked last month, showing a frightened German shepherd being forced to get into rough waters. And now a third-party investigator has found that the video was misleadingly edited to cause an uproar. Read the story from The AP.
That Was Fast
After announcing a “major investigation” into the supposed voter fraud that allegedly occurred during the 2016 election, the Trump administration is quietly backing down. Read the story from The AP.
What Book You Missed
Brad Stone, tech editor at Bloomberg and the author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, stopped by NPR’s Forum this morning to discuss his new book. The Upstarts is a study of the rise of the sharing economy — focusing on Airbnb and Uber — but is more than just a laudatory profile of two successful companies. Stone analyzes the shifting marketplace and regulatory loopholes that made such disruptive companies possible, and the challenges they face and present to communities and existent industries. Missed the conversation on NPR? You’re in luck: Brad Stone will be joining us at Scribd’s offices on Friday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. PST. You can follow the conversation on Facebook live, and feel free to submit questions beforehand via Twitter @Scribd.