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Why Ivy League and Top Tier Colleges Aren’t Truly Test-Optional

Although many top tier colleges have adopted a test-optional policy, colleges still favor students who have strong test scores over those who have none. Command Education, a boutique college consulting firm based in NYC and Miami, can help students navigate the college application process. 
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Ex-Steelers Ryan Clark, Ryan Shazier think Ben Roethlisberger is done
It's one thing for armchair QB to observe that Ben Roethlisberger is over the hill. It's another for his ex-teammates to say it publicly.
New mockumentary-style series ‘Abbott Elementary’ gets a good grade
“Abbott Elementary” is a late arrival to ABC’s fall schedule — and it makes a strong case to stick around in primetime for a while. The mockumentary-style comedy, written by and starring Quinta Brunson (“A Black Lady Sketch Show”), revolves around life at an inner-city elementary school in Brunson’s native city of Philadelphia — notably...
Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect incompetent for trial
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, was declared mentally incompetent to stand trial and was ordered to be treated at a state mental hospital to see if he can be made well enough to face prosecution.
L’Officiel holds Art Basel bash amid lawsuit from allegedly stiffed freelancers
Global chief creative officer Stefano Tonchi mingled and posed for pics at the party at the swanky Miami Beach Edition hotel, hosted by artist Leo Villareal.
New York Times guest essay rips Amy Coney Barrett for suggesting adoption during SCOTUS abortion ban case
Democratic strategist Elizabeth Spiers argues adoption is 'often just as traumatic as the right thinks abortion is, if not more so.'
NASA Plans Additional SpaceX Flights to ISS as Delays Hinder Boeing's Starliner Capsule
The administration stated that it plans to launch the additional SpaceX flights as early as 2023.
Colorado supermarket mass shooting suspect determined "incompetent to stand trial currently," district attorney says
The 22-year-old suspect in a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado supermarket has been deemed "incompetent to stand trial currently" by a doctor, according to Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty, following a second court-ordered competency evaluation.
Jeffrey Clark's Deposition With Jan. 6 Committee Postponed Because of Health Condition
The panel had previously voted Wednesday to push charging Clark with contempt, but said it would wait until a full House vote and allow him another chance.
Right-wing activists are openly 'weaponizing' Twitter's new private media policy
Twitter acknowledged on Friday that a new policy it unveiled this week to protect users from harassment is being abused by malicious actors — days after journalists, left-wing activists and self-described "sedition hunters" reported their accounts had been locked for sharing publicly available images of anti-maskers, anti-vaccine protesters and suspected Capitol insurrectionists.
Man bloodied after brutal attack in Midtown subway station
A man was arrested after leaving another man bloodied during a fight on a Midtown subway platform Friday afternoon, officials said.
Bob Baffert attorney: Test proves Medina Spirit wasn't injected with banned drug
An attorney representing Bob Baffert says there is evidence Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was given medication topically, not by injection.
Letters to Sports: Readers react to USC hiring Lincoln Riley, some not so favorably
Lincoln Riley's hiring as USC football coach drew many rave reviews, although not among all L.A. Times readers.
Record-Setting Oil Production Generates $1.6 Billion Projected State Surplus for New Mexico
The state passed North Dakota as the second largest oil producer in the country this year, largely fueling the state's projected $1.6 billion surplus.
Review: An eager-to-please 'Christmas Carol' noisily reopens the Ahmanson Theatre
The Old Vic production of the Charles Dickens holiday classic stars Bradley Whitford as Scrooge.
New Jersey confirms first Omicron case in woman who traveled to South Africa
New Jersey officials announced the state’s first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant Omicron on Friday in a woman who had recently traveled to South Africa. The patient, a fully-vaccinated Georgia resident, tested positive on Nov. 28 and has remained in isolation since, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. She experienced “moderate symptoms”...
Contemporary South African fashion designers are creating luxury looks made by Africans, for Africans
They're quirky, independent and trend-setting -- and they're turning heads on the runway. Meet four contemporary fashion designers who are bringing the hustle to haute couture in South Africa, creating luxury looks inspired by their personal lives and everyday surroundings.
New York must end cashless bail before the list of victims grows even longer
It has been almost two years since cashless bail was implemented here in New York state, and the list of those unnecessarily victimized by its criminal benefactors seemingly grows by the day.
'The Alpha Ginger' Spike Carlyle pulls off improbable comeback at Bellator 272
"The Alpha Ginger" Spike Carlyle came back from the brink of defeat on multiple occasions to submit Dan Moret in Round 3.       Related Stories'The Alpha Ginger' Spike Carlyle pulls off improbable comeback at Bellator 272 - EnclosureUFC on ESPN 31 weigh-in highlights, faceoffs and photo galleryUFC on ESPN 31 weigh-in highlights, faceoffs and photo gallery - Enclosure
Colorado shooting suspect 'mentally incompetent'
Experts have found a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket earlier this year is mentally incompetent to stand trial for now, attorneys said during a court hearing Friday. (Dec. 4)
Reservations Required: People Will Need Permit to Visit Cliff With History of Fatal Falls
As of April 1, 2022 permits will be required to hike Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park in an effort to reduce crowding on the popular, dangerous trail.
Manhunt underway for school shooting suspect's parents
CNN's Alexandra Field reports.
Police say the Michigan school shooting suspect's parents are not in custody, still considered fugitives
CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.
Sports Betting Industry Ponders if Relentless Advertising Is Overkill for Viewers, Fans
"Is it annoying?" asked Bill Miller, president of the American Gambling Association. "Is it too much? It is an unsustainable thing."
Didi bows to China pressure, will delist from NYSE months after its debut
Just five months after its debut, ride-hailing giant Didi Global said it plans to withdraw from the New York Stock Exchange and pursue a Hong Kong listing, a stunning reversal as it bends to Chinese regulators angered by its US IPO. The company’s shares were down around 15% after swinging between gains and losses in premarket trading...
Real estate lawyer who allegedly stole $14 million from clients to take plea deal
Mitchell "Mitch" Kossoff appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday on charges of grand larceny after he disappeared in April with roughly $14 million in client funds.
Grab your camera and help science! King tides are crashing onto California beaches
The unusually high and low tides will be affecting coastal communities over the weekend. Scientists are calling on residents and visitors to help document the phenomenon.
Officer rescues puppies at crash site zipped inside backpack
Neighbors draw 50-yard line between homes
3 allegedly kidnapped girls reunited with father
Couple spreads Christmas cheer with light display
Girl killed by brother in botched ghost gun deal
World War II veteran's 101st birthday celebrated
Wife inspired by late husband's organ donation
Special Olympics field day brings kids together
Blood centers helping create nationwide reserve
Beloved cat returned to owner after 18 months
One-on-one with best-selling author Patricia Cornwell
Best-selling author Patricia Cornwell sits down with Anderson Cooper to discuss her new book "Autopsy" and collaborating with NASA for research on space thrillers. Watch Anderson Cooper Full Circle on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
Asked about border COVID cases, Fauci says Omicron likely to spread anyway
Dr. Anthony Fauci told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Friday that the Omicron variant is likely to spread through migrants in the southern border “no matter what.”
Retailers Push for Stronger Law for California Store Theft After Smash-and-Grab Robberies
"We feel a little bit like we're under assault," said California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin.
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Despite injury, improving Odell Beckham Jr. could help heal Rams' offense
Odell Beckham Jr. is slowed slightly by a hip injury, but says he is growing accustomed to his new team and the Rams are seeing how he can contribute.
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The Trial Of Ghislaine Maxwell: What Happened This Week
The federal trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, former companion of late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, began in earnest this week. She's accused of grooming girls on Epstein's behalf.
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Oprah Winfrey helps supermodel Ubah Hassan sell out her hot sauce
"We sold out. [For] a piece of my company's success to come from [Oprah] is a blessing on earth for me. I can't wait to give back like her," Hassan told us of the holiday rush.
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Contact tracing ramped up as omicron reaches US
The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread. (Dec. 4)      
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Highway of Tears
A haunted highway that attracts evil ... over 20 girls missing or murdered. Who killed them? Peter Van Sant investigates.
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The Disgusting Reality Behind Ron DeSantis New ‘Army’
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyAs governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis is understandably big on gators.He had a gator logo along with the words “Don’t Tread on Florida” stenciled onto a sign he unveiled in October when calling for a special session of the legislature to counter federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates.And his office had that gator’s twin on another sign with the words “Let Us Alone” affixed to the podium at a national guard armory in Pensacola on Thursday. The staging was completed with a huge American flag and a dozen national guardsmen who stood at attention as DeSantis entered.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Thousands of Striking Columbia Grad Student Workers Threatened via Email With Replacement
The university told the students that those who return after December 10 "will be appointed/assigned to suitable positions if available."
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Guns, abortion and COVID in America: Life, death and differences too stark to bridge
In an ideal world, Roe v. Wade would endure, the nation would unite to fight COVID, and Congress would have acted long ago to prevent gun tragedies.       
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Roger Stone blasts critics after subpoena: 'Guilt by association'
Republican political consultant and former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone tore into his critics and those on the January 6 congressional commission subpoenaing him in regard to the Capitol riots.
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