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Chief Justice Roberts gave everyone something to call a win
Chief Justice John Roberts' rejection of President Donald Trump's claim that his finances must be kept secret provided a fitting capstone to a Supreme Court session dominated by Roberts, who balanced his conservative impulses with a quest for institutional respect.
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TikTok Teens Are ‘Going to War’ Against the Trump Campaign After Republicans Call to Ban the App
Efforts to push the app low enough so that Apple will remove it from the app store may be misguided
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Taliban, despite 'peace' talks, led the world by far in 2019 terrorist attacks, study finds
Almost 8,500 terrorist attacks took place in 2019, killing more than 20,300 people – some 5,460 were known perpetrators and 14,840 were victims, according to a report released this week.
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What's behind Roberts' stinging rebuke of Trump
Elie Honig writes that after John Roberts issued his latest decision in the case of Trump's financials, it's clear the chief justice is conscious of his legacy and does not want his tenure to go down in history as one in which the court became hopelessly divided.
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Chicago man charged with murder in beating death of 1-year-old boy
Chicago authorities have charged a 23-year-old man with murder in connection with the beating death of a toddler earlier this week on the city’s South Side.
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Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers
Black beans and sautéed mushrooms add meaty chew and heft to veggie burgers that eat as convincingly as beef.
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Photos of Johnny Depp’s alleged ‘headbutt’ attack on Amber Heard shown in court
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star has vehemently denied raising a hand to Heard in anger, instead accusing his "sociopathic" ex of being the abusive one.
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Michigan to require health workers to get implicit bias training
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an order Thursday requiring medical professionals to undergo “implicit bias” training before getting licenses — citing the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on people of color, according to reports. Whitmer signed an executive directive to develop rules to require the training following a recommendation from her Coronavirus Task Force on Racial...
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The Perils of ‘With Us or Against Us’
When I was 21, the United States experienced a national trauma: the planes crashing into the World Trade Center, the nearly 3,000 people killed in that day’s terrorist attacks, the ruins left smouldering for months at Ground Zero, and the unnerving knowledge that sooner or later al-Qaeda would almost certainly strike again. Thoughtful deliberation is never so difficult as in such moments. Like tens of millions of other Americans, I felt fear, anger, anxiety, flashes of moral righteousness, and a desire to fight and vanquish evil as I thought about what had just happened and how America ought to respond. With hindsight, though, I can see that thoughtful deliberation is never so vital as in the wake of national traumas. The country would have been well-served then by a better debate with less aversion to dispassion and dissent and fewer appeals to moral clarity at the expense of analytic rigor.Recall the national determination to punish not only Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda, who carried out the thousands of murders, but also the regime in Afghanistan that harbored the terrorist organization; the dictator of Iraq, who had nothing to do with the attacks; and more abstractly, the tactic of terrorism, the ideology of Islamofascism, violent extremism in general, and terror itself. Eventually, President Bush asserted that the ultimate goal was “ending tyranny in our world.” The utopian zeal he stoked portended avoidable catastrophes. But anyone who raised prudential concerns at the time was suspected of being disloyal, insensitive, or lacking moral clarity.[Ben Rhodes: The 9/11 era is over]No two eras are exactly the same. No analogue to Bush himself exists in our present moment of national trauma, no mistake as catastrophic as the Iraq War is yet apparent on the horizon, and the advent of social media has transformed the way that social and cultural orthodoxies are enforced. But the problem of egregious police killings has been thrust back into the national spotlight by video of the white Mineappolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man––and the nation now faces complicated, consequential questions about who or what to fight. Americans are protesting not only killer cops, the colleagues who abet them, and the unions that protect them, but also policing itself, Confederate statuary, “white fragility,” neo-colonialism, microaggressions, systemic racism, neoliberalism, and capitalism.As a hearteningly broad coalition embraces policing reforms, a distinct, separable struggle is unfolding in the realm of ideas: a many-front crusade aimed at vanquishing white supremacy, hazily defined.That crusade is as vulnerable to mistakes and excesses as any other struggle against abstract evils. Some of the most zealous crusaders are demanding affirmations of solidarity and punishing mild dissent. Institutions are imposing draconian punishments for minor transgressions. Individuals are scapegoated for structural ills. There are efforts to get people fired, including even some who share the desire for racial justice. There are countless differences between the Bush and Trump eras, including the way our politics is shaped by Trump’s incompetent brand of authoritarian cruelty. But in the stifling, anti-intellectual cultural climate of 2020, where solidarity is preferred to dissent, I hear echoes of a familiar Manichaen logic: Choose a side. You are either an antiracist or an ally of white supremacy. Are you with us or against us? The range of institutions affected by recent excesses is remarkable. Here I can only note a small sample of what’s been reported. The University of Chicago economist Harald Uhlig tweeted that Black Lives Matter “torpedoed itself” by supporting calls to defund the police. “Time for sensible adults to enter back into the room and have serious, earnest, respectful conversations about it all,” he wrote. “We need more police, we need to pay them more, we need to train them better.” In response, other academics organized a campaign to remove him from the editorship of a scholarly journal; and the Chicago Federal Reserve, a quasi-governmental institution, cut ties with him, asserting that his views are incompatible with their “commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.” Yet the beliefs that defunding the police is a bad idea, and that protesters who advocate for it will lose political support, are common. Many at the Fed surely hold them. All political litmus tests in public institutions are fraught. That litmus test is farcical.[Yascha Mounk: Only cowards don’t get ratioed]At UCLA, a lecturer who has taught at the institution since 1981 dismissively declined an emailed request to alter the requirements of his final exam for black students during the George Floyd protests. “Are there any students that may be of mixed parentage, such as half black-half Asian?” he wrote. “What do you suggest I do with respect to them? A full concession or just half?” He concluded the email, “One last thing strikes me: Remember that MLK famously said that people should not be evaluated based on the ‘color of their skin.’ Do you think that your request would run afoul of MLK’s admonition?”Denying the student’s request was within his discretion, as UCLA’s Academic Senate’s Committee on Academic Freedom affirmed. Nevertheless, a petition calling for his dismissal accrued 21,000 signatures and he was suspended pending an investigation. “This investigation is almost certainly based on the tone or viewpoint of his email, which was–however brusque–protected expression on a matter of profound public interest,” the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education argued. “Klein must be immediately reinstated, and UCLA’s leaders must make clear that their commitment to academic freedom is stronger than an online mob.”In Vermont, a public school principal posted her thoughts about Black Lives Matter on Facebook: I firmly believe that Black Lives Matter, but I DO NOT agree with the coercive measures taken to get to this point across... While I want to get behind BLM, I do not think people should be made to feel they have to choose black race over human race. While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement? What about all others who advocate for and demand equity for all? Her school board quickly announced that despite the principal’s “meaningful and positive impact,” her “glaring miscomprehension” of Black Lives Matter would damage the school and its students if she remained in charge. They removed her for speech that is clearly protected by the First Amendment, engaging in viewpoint discrimination. That is an unlawful violation of her civil rights.A respected data scientist, David Shor, tweeted a link to Princeton Professor Omar Wasow’s recently published academic paper concluding that violent protests diminish the electoral prospects of the Democratic coalition. As a result, he was banned from a listserv of left-of-center data analysts and appears to have been fired from his job at Civis Analytics. (Emerson Collective, the majority owner of The Atlantic, is a minority investor in Civis Analytics.) “For those of you who don’t realize what makes the tweet problematic,”one member of the list-serv wrote, “try not to overanalyze the statistical validity of the research paper and think about the broader impact it will have if people perceive it to be true.” That standard demands that people self-censor the truth.[Conor Friedersdorf: Police reform is popular. Rioting is not.]A group of policing reform advocates identified eight use of force policies that are statistically associated with fewer police killings. Then they successfully lobbied dozens of cities to adopt their “8 Can’t Wait” measures, such as banning chokeholds, mandating de-escalation, and requiring cops to intervene to stop excessive force. In a sign of the times, their website now leads with a mea culpa. “Even with the best of intentions, the #8CANTWAIT campaign unintentionally detracted from efforts of fellow organizers invested in paradigmatic shifts that are newly possible,” they wrote. “For this we apologize wholeheartedly, and without reservation.”Since even insufficient radicalism from allies draws ire, many may feel tempted to keep quiet and observe. But “silence is violence,” some insist. That phrase is chanted on the streets and its logic is being applied to individuals and institutions. In the New York Times, the author Chad Sanders urged shunning of the silent, advising his white friends to text their relatives and loved ones “telling them you will not be visiting them or answering phone calls until they take significant action in supporting black lives either through protest or financial contributions.” Those are cult tactics.The theater producer Marie Crisco created and circulated a Google Doc titled “Theaters Not Speaking Out” naming and shaming more than 400 performing arts venues that “have not made a statement against injustices toward black people.” The Los Angeles Times reported that many theaters then posted messages of solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Crisco told the newspaper that the words seemed to come from a place of shame and “felt slapped together and hollow.”How could they not? Before this month, no one expected theaters to release statements on worldly injustices or for theater staffers to be skilled at drafting them with the right tone and substance. Yet many institutions are treated as if a failure to quickly publish something that conforms absolutely to highly contested interpretations of anti-racism renders them deserving of opprobrium.A Denver bookstore, The Tattered Cover, felt compelled earlier this month to explain why it had not released a statement on protests in its city. “We want to make a statement of support and take a moment to explain why we've been quiet,” the book store’s owners declared. “We agree with, embrace, and believe that black lives matter. We reject the statement ‘All Lives Matter’ as an either valid or helpful response... We stand in solidarity with our black friends and neighbors, and grieve the senseless and brutal loss of life; not just of George Floyd and other recent victims, but of all lives lost from centuries of oppression and abuse. We believe there must be systemic change.”So why had they kept quiet? They explained that the bookstore had maintained a “nearly 50-year policy of not engaging in public debate,” premised on a belief that even proclaiming “simple and unalterable truths” would be anathema to a mission they hold dear: “to provide a place where access to ideas, and the free exchange of ideas, can happen in an uninhibited way.” As they saw it, “If Tattered Cover puts its name and weight either behind, or in opposition to, one idea, members of our community will have an expectation that we must do the same for all ideas. Engaging in public debate is not, we believe, how Tattered Cover has been and can be of greatest value to our community.” The owners closed by pledging to feature more titles by black authors, to schedule more events with black authors, and to continue to hire and promote employees from diverse backgrounds.Their statement of supposed neutrality affirmed everything most businesses say when supporting Black Lives Matter. But because it did not treat solidarity as preeminent, it was deemed too problematic to abide. “I’ve just told my publicist to cancel my 6/23 event in conjunction with Tattered Cover,” the author Carmen Maria Machado announced. “Unlike the owners, I know that choosing neutrality in matters of oppression only reinforces structural violence.”Soon, the owners released a second statement apologizing for the first one. “We are horrified at having violated your trust. We deserve your outrage and disappointment,” it began. “Tattered Cover will no longer stand by while human rights are being violated. To be silent is to be complicit, to be neutral in the face of injustice is an act of injustice itself.” In fact, statements of solidarity and self-flagellating apologies for wrongthink don’t advance social or racial justice any more than displaying and exalting the American flag after 9/11 made the U.S. safer from al-Qaeda. For now, the bookstore has failed to release statements condemning America’s campaign of drone strikes, War on Terror detainees still held in indefinite detention, or the epidemic of rape and sexual abuse in juvenile detention facilities. Is the bookstore complicit in all of those evils?Unanimity is neither possible nor necessary to fight racism. On the contrary, attempts to secure unanimity can undermine the fight: they needlessly divide antiracists and weaken everyone’s ability to grasp reality. When demands for consensus are intense, people may clam up or falsify their own beliefs. When truth-seeking can get you fired, some people stop seeking the truth. Granted, unfettered liberal deliberation is not sufficient to solve problems as difficult as reining in police abuses or ending systemic racism. But it is necessary no matter how just or urgent the cause. America can achieve more good and harm fewer people with more frank debate, less aversion to dissent, and fewer appeals to moral clarity at the expense of analytic rigor.[Read: It’s not callout culture. It’s accountability]Street protests don’t need to stop. Pressure for reforms and accountability should continue. But demands for conformity may permanently damage institutions that can enrich society with their diverse missions and priorities. Short-circuiting debate may deprive Americans of insights on what sorts of protests are effective, how to reform police departments without a spike in murders or other violent crime, how to distinguish between and combat ideological racism versus authoritarianism, how to educate children more equitably, potential costs and benefits of race-based reparations, the relationship among journalistic institutions, their missions, and their readers, the protections that capitalism can afford to ethnic and religious minorities, and much more.Absolutely, Black lives matter, which is part of why everyone should encourage constructive dissent, even when it seems frustratingly out of touch with the trauma and emotion of the moment. Identifying changes that will achieve equality is hard. Avoiding unintended consequences is harder. Without a healthy deliberative process, avoidable catastrophes are more likely.
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Trump administration sanctions Chinese officials over human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims
The Trump administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on three Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials over its treatment of minorities in the Xinjiang region, where Uyghurs and other minorities are suffering forced labor and other human rights abuses.
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Your weekend culture watch list, from a Bollywood dance party to free 'Carousel'
A popular L.A. dance series moves online. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" streams for free. Plus 18 other concerts, plays and exhibitions.
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ICE deports illegal immigrant linked to El Salvador terror groups
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday deported an illegal immigrant who was wanted in El Salvador on charges of terrorism and leading terrorist organizations.
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New study claims kids who grow up with dogs are better behaved
It might be wise to finally get the kids a puppy, after all. Young children who grow up in dog-owning households are more likely to have greater social and emotional health than their peers who do not, a new study claims. A recent report from the University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute polled...
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Oregon woman has battled coronavirus symptoms since March
Chelsea Alionar hoped she'd be better by now.
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The plot thickens on William Barr’s removal of a prosecutor who probed Trump
The prosecutor testified Thursday to a concerted effort to remove him -- and one which raises all kinds of questions about Barr's motives.
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An Enzyme That Increases With Exercise Can Improve Memory In Mice, And Maybe People
When scientists revved up the production of an enzyme called GPLD1 in older mice, it stimulated nerve growth in their brains and the animals navigated a maze better.
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Gowdy calls for GOP to 'embrace law as a unifying, equalizing force,' adds system 'could use some tweaking'
“Republicans need to embrace law as a unifying, equalizing force,” Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy told “Outnumbered Overtime” on Thursday after President Trump warned his party to stand firm against left-wing causes or find themselves on the losing end this November.
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New outbreaks raise questions about when the worst-hit countries will ever return to normal
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Death of Robert Fuller, who was found hanging from tree, ruled a suicide by Sheriff's Department
Sheriff's investigators have concluded that Robert Fuller, whose body was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale last month, died by suicide, saying a thorough investigation found no signs of foul play and showed the 24-year-old had previously expressed suicidal behavior.
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Florida and California set daily record for Covid deaths
CNN's Erica Hill reports on the recent spike in coronavirus cases across the United States, particularly in Florida, California and Arizona.
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NFL players push back against proposed postgame coronavirus rules: ‘Silly’
Proposed NFL rules amid the coronavirus pandemic has left players shaking their heads instead of possibly shaking hands. The NFL Network reported several rule changes Thursday that could be on the way to the league for the 2020 season, including one in which teams will be forbidden from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each...
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Disney World reopening: Passholder event provides sneak peek at new COVID-19 precautions
As Disney World welcomed passholders for a preview ahead of Saturday's reopening, fans were pleased with the park's new COVID-19 precautions.       
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ISS astronaut captures mind-blowing video of Comet Neowise soaring past Earth
A huge comet fizzing past Earth has been captured in dramatic footage recorded from the International Space Station. Posted to social media on Tuesday, the timelapse video shows the icy object Neowise trailed by its dazzling white tail. Viewers may be forgiven for thinking the comet is heading towards Earth in the clip, but this...
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Johnny Depp holes up in hotel suite while Amber Heard parties with pals during trial
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is known for his hard-partying lifestyle, but has been holing up in a $2,500 a night hotel suite.
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Biden promises investment in clean energy, jobs of the future
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden detailed his economic plan, which promised investment in clean energy technology and the "jobs and industry of tomorrow."
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Nashville out of MLS is Back after 9 players test positive
Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday.
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"Black Lives Matter" mural painted in front of Trump Tower in New York City
A "Black Lives Matter" mural was painted on the street in front of Trump Tower in New York City on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rev. Al Sharpton helped paint the bold, yellow letters across Fifth Avenue.
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Big 10 opts for conference-only schedule
The Big 10 will limit its schedule to conference-only games, the conference announced on Thursday. “We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, and others associated with our sports programs and campuses remain our number one priority,” The Big 10 said in a statement....
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Former Redskins star DeAngelo Hall calls himself a 'young and greedy knucklehead' for passing on Patriots' deal
Life can be full of regrets but for former Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, his is missing out on two Super Bowl rings. 
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Trump signs executive order to expand school choice for Hispanic students
President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order establishing the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative – a move the administration says will improve access Latinos have to educational and economic opportunities.
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‘Watchmen’, ‘Unbelievable’ Lead 36th Annual TCA Awards Nominations
HBO leads with the most nominations per program, securing 16 in total.
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British government picking up half of restaurants tabs to help boost economy
Brits dining out in restaurants will have the cost of half of their meals picked up by the Government in an attempt to get them out and spending. The innovative scheme is aimed at kick-starting economic growth and boosting the hospitality sector, which has been hit hard by the lockdown. The measure is part of...
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Meet the 15-year-old star of Disney Channel’s ‘Upside-Down Magic’
Siena Agudong's showbiz résumé reads like someone's twice her age.
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TikTok users worry new glitch is a sign of app being banned in US
It could be a bug — or it may be a warning sign.
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Washington Warriors emerges as favorite to replace Redskins: reports
It looks as if there is a frontrunner on a new name for the NFL’s Washington franchise.
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Country music legend Charlie Daniels honored at memorial service
Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, received military honors during a memorial service in Tennessee on Wednesday.
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Boxer Abner Mares knocks out Huntington Beach home sale
On Huntington Beach's man-made Davenport Island, boxer Abner Mares has sold his custom contemporary home for $2 million.
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Esper defends use of National Guard in helping with civil unrest after George Floyd death
Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley testified before lawmakers Thursday.
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WHO boss forms coronavirus response panel with former Liberia, New Zealand leaders in charge
The head of the World Health Organization said Thursday that former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark will head a new panel tasked with giving “an honest assessment” of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Nationals announce 2021 schedule, show off World Series rings
Washington is scheduled to open the 2021 season at home against the Mets on April 1.
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Duo arrested after refusing to wear masks, coughing on Walmart employees
An Arizona couple was busted after refusing to wear face masks in Walmart and coughing on employees, authorities said. Frank Montoya, 38, and Victoria Parra Carranza, 23, deliberately coughed on the employees when they were asked to put on masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus Wednesday at the Yuma store, police said. Employees called...
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Utah to require face mask use in grade schools
Utah will require masks in schools as they reopen in the fall, but Republican Gov. Gary Herbert stopped short of a statewide mandate Thursday. (July 9)       
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'Please Scream Inside Your Heart,' Japanese Amusement Park Tells Thrill-Seekers
Several park-goers have complained that the request for those on roller coasters to remain silent is unrealistic. "If a scream comes out, it comes out," one visitor said.
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American Airlines pilot says some passengers are getting creative with removing masks
There’s always someone looking for a loophole.
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UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins Plot Against ICE Guidelines for Foreign Students
Students and faculty at both UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University are working on plans that will counter recently published ICE guidelines that require foreign students to return to their home country if they are enrolled in online courses this fall.
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Prep for the new school year with these one-day Apple deals at Woot!
Apple has a suite of products perfect for students (or anyone looking to buy new tech) that are all being sold at steep discounts at Woot! for one day only.
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Air Force F-22s may 'fight' other F-22s in mock combat training
The U.A. Air Force may use its older F-22s as “enemy” fighters in mock-combat exercises as a way to fully prepare F-22 pilots for major air warfare against the most advanced opponents in the world. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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