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Justice Department seeks volunteers to investigate discrimination complaint against Harvard

Justice Department seeks volunteers to investigate discrimination complaint against Harvard

The school stands by its admissions policy and doesn't plan any changes based on the Justice Department's stepped up interest in affirmative action , he said. While Fisher alleged whites were the victims of discrimination, whites and Asian Americans were actually admitted at over twice the rate of African American and Latino applicants under Texas's minimally race-conscious admissions process.


Girl dies after drinking boiling water through straw

Girl dies after drinking boiling water through straw

He called 911 but the child died about an hour later at a hospital. Ki'ari's aunt, Diane Johnson, told WPEC News the little girl's cousins had dared her to drink the boiling water. Family said Ki'ari and her siblings were never removed from the home, even after the boiling water incident. However, a woman who identified herself as Bonner's cousin said officials took Bonner's three other children away from her on August 3.


Unconditional withdrawal from Doklam only option for India, says Chinese media

Unconditional withdrawal from Doklam only option for India, says Chinese media

Chinese and Indian troops have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction since June after a Chinese army construction group attempted to build a road in Bhutan's territory. India's response to China's accusations was short and crisp. Sikkim became an Indian State in 1975 and China indirectly recognized India's control over Sikkim in 2003, upon agreement that India accept Tibet as part of China.


Israeli army arrests Hamas legislator in night-time raid

Israeli army arrests Hamas legislator in night-time raid

It has not yet been confirmed whether the murals are the work of Banksy, but they do share a likeness to his signature style. A cartoon bubble next to him says: " I'm going to build you a brother ". UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will make his first visit since taking the UN helm to Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, at the end of the month, diplomats said Thursday.


US Court Throws Out Murder Conviction of Ex-Blackwater Guard

US Court Throws Out Murder Conviction of Ex-Blackwater Guard

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Friday that Nicholas Slatten, who was convicted in 2014 of first-degree murder and later sentenced to life in prison, should be allowed a new trial.


This Woman Invited The Obamas To Her Wedding - And Got A Response

This Woman Invited The Obamas To Her Wedding - And Got A Response

Former Vice President Joe Biden also renewed supporters' love of his bromance with the former commander in chief with a fondly remembered jovial shot of the highly meme-able dynamic duo. The sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director wrote in his official statement to the Senate about his interactions with Trump: "When the door by the grandfather clock closed, and we were alone, the President began by saying, 'I want to talk about Mike Flynn'".