Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants' chances

The plaintiff contends that Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans when rating their personal qualities such as leadership and compassion and that every year engineers a precise racial balance of admission offers that gives an unfair edge to l... More..

by | Published more than a month ago
Israeli officials ramp up calls for a 'strong blow' against Gaza
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Israeli officials ramp up calls for a 'strong blow' against Gaza

The military said another rocket from Gaza landed in the sea, just off the coast of one of the larger cities in central Israel . Following the rocket attack, schools were closed in Beersheba and in the com...More..

Protesters block women scribes, attack cars near Sabarimala
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Protesters block women scribes, attack cars near Sabarimala

Indian police with batons on Wednesday (Oct 17) charged a group of more than one hundred protestors trying to prevent women accessing one of the country's holiest Hindu sites, an AFP reporter at the scene s...More..

Merkel says ‘still a chance’ for deal on Brexit
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Merkel says ‘still a chance’ for deal on Brexit

May will meet one-on-one with Tusk at 5:45 pm (1545 GMT) before briefing her 27 European colleagues, but then the rest of the EU leaders will leave to discuss Brexit over dinner without her. But despite inten...More..

Cruz, O'Rourke trade barbs in Senate debate
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cruz, O'Rourke trade barbs in Senate debate

O'Rourke, who has his own problems telling the truth, stated, "Senator Cruz is not going to be honest with you". "It's why the president called him Lyin" Ted and its why the nickname stuck because it's true'....More..

Moon to lobby for Kim on Europe tour
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Moon to lobby for Kim on Europe tour

Moon and Kim also committed to reviving economic cooperation when possible, voicing optimism that global sanctions could end and allow such activity. She said the USA special representative for North Korea, S...More..

'Shop legal': Ontario's cannabis site launches as marijuana legalized
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

'Shop legal': Ontario's cannabis site launches as marijuana legalized

Let us know in the comments. It also regulates and restricts access to it in Canada , meaning it lays out specific do's and don'ts for consumption of the drug across the country. Until now, medical marijuana...More..

Serial killer who murdered 8 children executed in Pakistan
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Serial killer who murdered 8 children executed in Pakistan

A Pakistani man convicted of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, whose death shocked the country and sparked riots earlier this year, has been executed . On February 10, the court handed over copies of...More..

Student reportedly fed classmates cookies made with grandmother's ashes
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Student reportedly fed classmates cookies made with grandmother's ashes

Andy Knox, a student at the school, told KCRA-TV that he was just about to go into his environmental science class when a girl in the same class offered him a cookie. Doroshov did hold out the scant possibili...More..

13 dead in bombing at Crimea college
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

13 dead in bombing at Crimea college

A large-scale emergency response, including the Federal Security Service (FSB) and National Guard, has been mobalised to the scene of the explosion at Polytechnic College in Kerch. "At the moment, there are 13 ...More..

Native Americans Speak Out on Elizabeth Warren DNA Controversy
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Native Americans Speak Out on Elizabeth Warren DNA Controversy

The largest Native American advocacy group has said that is why it has condemned the President's usage in this manner. The result appears to tie in with what Ms. Kim TallBear, a citizen of the Sisseton Wahp...More..

Theresa May to give Brexit update after talks break down
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Theresa May to give Brexit update after talks break down

Neither side has set out new proposals ahead of the summit on how to maintain the status quo along the Irish land border without introducing new checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea. Along with France, he sai...More..

Military spokesman: Both pilots of Su-27 fighter dead
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Military spokesman: Both pilots of Su-27 fighter dead

In a statement on Tuesday evening, Ukrainian General Staff said: "Today, at about 17:00 (local time), Su-27 fighter jet has crashed during the combat training flight in the area of Ulaniv (between the Berdyc...More..

Bavarian Exit Polls Show Germany’s CSU Losing Its Absolute Majority
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bavarian Exit Polls Show Germany’s CSU Losing Its Absolute Majority

And so the CSU, a party that used to be nearly synonymous with the "white-blue" state it governs and that had won absolute majorities for much of postwar history, eked out a measly 37 percent. Wherever the Gree...More..

Federal Deficit Jumps 17 Percent As Tax Cuts Eat Into Government Revenue
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Federal Deficit Jumps 17 Percent As Tax Cuts Eat Into Government Revenue

The current fiscal year is likely to see an even larger deficit, potentially in excess of $ 1 trillion . The U.S. federal government closed the 2018 fiscal year $ 779 billion in the red as tax cuts hit reven...More..

Kushner Likely Paid Little, No U.S. Taxes for Years
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Kushner Likely Paid Little, No U.S. Taxes for Years

The Times - and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, in an interview on ABC's "This Week" Sunday - noted that Kushner doesn't appear to have broken the law with the tax-avoiding maneuvers. In 2015, he ...More..

Missing Wisconsin girl in Amber Alert may be in Miami, police said
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Missing Wisconsin girl in Amber Alert may be in Miami, police said

Miami police tweeted early Tuesday morning that Jayme Closs , who is missing from Barron, Wisconsin, may have been seen Monday afternoon in the area of N.W. "It's becoming united from what I can tell, to he...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Australia May Move Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic ...More..

Buhari Calls Hauwa Liman's Father, Condoles With Family
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Buhari Calls Hauwa Liman's Father, Condoles With Family

He described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly, saying nothing can justify the shedding of the blood of innocent people. The 24-year-old Hauwa Mohammed Liman had been working as a midwife in a hos...More..

Woman who refused to let black neighbor into building fired
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Woman who refused to let black neighbor into building fired

Mueller's employer, property management company Tribeca-STL, said it found the interaction "disturbing", adding that the company won't "stand for racism or racial profiling". "Ma'am, you're not security". "...More..

Trump Rebukes Media for ‘Dishonest’ Coverage of Rally Remarks
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Trump Rebukes Media for ‘Dishonest’ Coverage of Rally Remarks

When looking at his comments just a few seconds sooner, it's clear that the president was calling Ulysses S. Grant , the general of the Union army, incredible - not Lee. If there's some solace in this, it's ...More..

Chief spreading bull: Cherokee Nation rejects Elizabeth Warren’s DNA results
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chief spreading bull: Cherokee Nation rejects Elizabeth Warren’s DNA results

Referring to her by the racist moniker Pocahontas, Trump said: "She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024 [Native American, ] far less than the average American ... Elizabeth Warren is an...More..

Trump hangs painting of himself at bar with Republican presidents
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Trump hangs painting of himself at bar with Republican presidents

It has also been compared with the famous "Dogs Playing Poker" painting. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., responded to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday about a rep...More..

Amal Clooney Blasts Trump For Mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Amal Clooney Blasts Trump For Mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

We won". "And it means the leader of the Senate should not assure constituents that he would "plow right through" her testimony", she added. 'Well, you think it was, nope!' It was one beer. As far as I know, ...More..

Russian Orthodox Church Breaks Ties With Constantinople Patriarchate
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Russian Orthodox Church Breaks Ties With Constantinople Patriarchate

The ROC indicates that "from now on, until the Constantinople Patriarchate refused the anticanonical decisions it made for all clergymen of the Russian Orthodox Church, it is impossible to serve with the clergy...More..

I do not know anything about Khashoggi disappearance
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I do not know anything about Khashoggi disappearance

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stated that he welcomed Turkish authorities to search the consulate. USA officials have stated that they are following this case closely. Image copyright AFP Image caption T...More..

Australia prime minister considering following US on Jerusalem embassy move
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Australia prime minister considering following US on Jerusalem embassy move

Australia is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and shifting its embassy there, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday, receiving backlash from the worldwide community. He...More..

US Coalition targets Syrian Town with Banned White Phosphorus
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

US Coalition targets Syrian Town with Banned White Phosphorus

Reopening the crossing with Jordan would bring major relief to President Bashar Assad's government by restoring a much-needed gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. A vital border crossing linking Syria ...More..

Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

The United Australia Party recruit's motion referring Senator Hanson to an inquiry will investigate whether there was improper interference with the performance of his duties as a senator or if he was penalised...More..

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

She also pointed out that if she had gone to the police a public record would have been produced and she likely would have had to explain that she had a previous alleged sexual encounter with Trump, which is wh...More..

Several months' worth of rain: French flash floods claim lives
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Several months' worth of rain: French flash floods claim lives

So I had to take the ladder that was behind the house and had water up to my torso. 'She thought she was safe behind locked doors and windows, but the water burst in'. Thousands were being evacuated from the ar...More..

Trump says Mattis is 'sort of a Democrat'
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Trump says Mattis is 'sort of a Democrat'

Western officials privately extol Mattis, whose standing among North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies has risen as they become increasingly bewildered by Trump's policies on trade and Iran and disoriented ...More..

Fight breaks out in OR between left and right wing protestors
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fight breaks out in OR between left and right wing protestors

The violence Friday night followed a speech by Gavin McInnes , the founder of the Proud Boys, at the Metropolitan Republican Club. City Councilman Rory Lancman, also a Democrat, said video shows police o...More..

President Trump says Saudi King Salman ‘denies any knowledge’ about journalist’s fate
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

President Trump says Saudi King Salman ‘denies any knowledge’ about journalist’s fate

Trump tweeted Monday that he had spoken with the Saudi king, "who denies any knowledge" of what happened to Khashoggi. "I am immediately sending our Secretary of State to meet with King!" Since the controve...More..

China's ambassador to America says the Trump administration is 'very confusing'
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

China's ambassador to America says the Trump administration is 'very confusing'

Of course, presumably, the president will take the final decision, but who is playing what role? "We'll probably make a deal, but I don't think they're ready", Trump said. If the USA sold four [Gerald R.] Ford-...More..