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Harvard University, UNC sued for racial discrimination

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For UNC's part, the school's "racial preference for each underrepresented minority student (which equates to a penalty imposed upon white and Asian-American applicants) is so large that race becomes the 'defining feature of his or her application, '" according to the Harvard blasted the study in an opposing court filing and submitted a countering study that found no evidence of bias. Read More »

Fire ravages Glasgow School of Art building

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But much of that work has been wrecked, firefighters confirmed, after rushing to tackle the inferno which broke out at around 11:20 pm (2220 GMT) on Friday. Writing on Twitter, Paul Sweeney, a Glasgow MP, said: "It looks like the entire interior space is now fully alight". Firefighters attend to a blaze at the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art, which is the second time in four years , Glasgow , Scotland, Britain June 16, 2018. Read More »

Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmers

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on the verge of seeing her government system collapse because of her immigration policies. The discord within her conservative bloc burst into the open on Monday when hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, of Merkel's Bavarian allies CSU, hastily cancelled the presentation of his tough new "masterplan" on immigration. Read More »

Donald Trump Boasts North Korea Stand-Off 'Largely Solved'

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he wants "my people" to sit up at attention for him like North Koreans do for their brutal dictator , Kim Jong Un . I can now call him", he said. "But more importantly than the document , I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un ". Of those, about 5,300 are believed to have been killed in battles or placed in prisoner of war camps in North Korea. Read More »

Sen. Graham: "China is trying to play President Trump though North Korea"

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In a letter on Monday, Senate Democrats outlined how they believe Trump should handle negotiations with Pyongyang, saying any deal should require that North Korea give up its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs. "They've got two choices - column A is security guarantees and economic incentives to give up your nuclear program". Graham said such a move would destabilize Asia. Read More »

Sarah Sanders Shows No Empathy Over Separated Immigrant Families

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Evangelist Franklin Graham, a supporter of Trump, told the Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday that the policy is "disgraceful, and it's bad to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit". Sessions said the Department of Health and Human Services is caring for those children while their parents are being held. "I know it's hard for you to understand even short sentences I guess", she said, before going on to blame "loopholes" created by the Democrats for the policy. Read More »

Texas site picked for tent city to house immigrant children

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On Thursday, MSNBC revealed that the office of Health and Human Services planned to build tent cities to incarcerate kids spilling over from other facilities . That policy includes separating families, including infants, who cross into the USA illegally, and sending those " unaccompanied minors " into the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Read More »

What club team has the most players at the World Cup?

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THe stadium was filled to capacity as Russian Federation take on Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium . Thirty minutes before the Group A opener between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, the show began with a performance of work by celebrated Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Read More »

Israeli UAV Strikes Gaza during 'March of Return' Protests

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It said it "views the use of incendiary balloons and kites with great severity and will operate to prevent their use". The protests have been organized by Hamas, but turnout has been driven by growing despair in Gaza about blockade-linked hardships; unemployment now approaches 50 per cent and electricity is on for just a few hours every day. Read More »

Trump Says He Hates Border Separations But Rejects Immigration Deal

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Each immigration bill being considered next week is aimed at satisfying a different ideological wing of the Republican Party, and it is unclear whether either has the votes to pass the House. As a result, House Republicans who had planned votes on two immigration bills next week went home unsure what would come next. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had been confused. Read More »

Implementing agreements by US, North Korean leaders requires patience — UN Sec Gen

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The US and North Korea will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. He also noted that in this matter the United States will cooperate with South Korea , Japan and China. The only concrete moves toward disarmament were last month's destruction of the partially collapsed nuclear test site at Punggye-ri, and the apparent dismantling last week of one of the country's missile test stands. Read More »

Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah reportedly killed in U.S. drone strike

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He said the airstrike was carried out at about 9 a.m. on Thursday. Martin O'Donnell said US forces conducted a "counterterrorism strike" that targeted "a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization". If his killing is confirmed by the USA, it could possibly ease the strained ties between America and Pakistan. "Mullah Fazlullah was the only person that was organizing suicide attacks and explosions inside Pakistan". Read More »

Nunes: FBI Agents Leaked Clinton Info to Me

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Though Trump has alleged that a politically tainted FBI tried to undermine his campaign, the report found nothing to suggest that political preferences influenced how the investigation was conducted. Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani , said there's a "good chance" the president will decide next week whether to answer questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller , a crucial choice that could shape the course of his presidency. Read More »

Corker: Republicans afraid to anger Trump on tariffs

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Sen. Bob Corker , who authored the amendment, unloaded on Republicans who are afraid of upsetting Trump by reining in some of his power. "I don't believe (the nuclear threat from North Korea) is over because we've not seen denuclearization, we've not seen dismantlement of weapons, we've not seen a change in posture yet", he said in response to a question about Trump's tweet about the threat. Read More »

Taliban leader who shot Malala Yousafzai WIPED OUT by drone strike

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The U.S. military said Thursday it had carried out an airstrike targeting a senior militant in northeastern Kunar, according to Reuters . The U.S. State Department offered a $5 million reward for Fazlullah in March, the same month Pakistani sources said his son was killed along with 20 other militants in a U.S. Read More »

Trump announces halt to US-S.Korea war games

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National Basketball Association great Dennis Rodman flew to Singapore for the historic meeting between United States president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Trump said he had invited Kim to the White House. And as Trump praised the North Korean leader, it got everyone talking. "Whenever they're shaking hands, you can see the whites of their fingertips - these two guys are alpha males", Leong said. Read More »

Trump sounds off on North Korea, Cohen, Pruitt, Father's Day and more

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President Donald Trump signed a statement agreeing to pursue "complete denuclearization". After his historic summit with Kim on Tuesday, Trump said the USA will stop "war games" with the South while negotiations with North Korea are underway "in good faith", calling the military drills "expensive, provocative and inappropriate". Read More »

Sarah Sanders responds to reports of pending departure

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In a style similar to how Sanders has dealt with the White House Press Corps, she tweeted the CBS News report was wrong. I was at my daughter's year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my "plans to leave the WH" without even talking to me. Read More »

Trump says he won't sign 'moderate' GOP immigration bill

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President Trump's message to Congress is clear: If immigration is your priority, pass the Goodlatte bill. The group backed down from that effort on Tuesday after Ryan convinced members that it would be harmful for the GOP-controlled House to pass an immigration bill supported mostly by Democrats. Read More »

Paul Manafort To Plead For Continued Bail

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Manafort was indicted a year ago by a federal grand jury and has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him including, conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, and being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal. Read More »

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

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The video, which the BBC Monitoring service first flagged on Twitter, purports to show President Trump greeting various North Korean officials while Kim looks on. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the meeting in Singapore as an "important step" toward eliminating nuclear weapons from Pyongyang, but the report noted "significant gaps" remained between the parties. Read More »

Italian, French leaders to meet despite tensions

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The continuing arrival of boatloads of undocumented migrants in southern Europe will be a key issue at an European Union summit on 28-29 June. Following the standoff between Italy and Malta on the migrant rescue on Monday, MaltaToday took to the streets of Valletta to find out what the public thinks on the matter. Read More »

Trudeau 's Remarks to Cost Canada 'a Lot of Money'

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday apologized for making inappropriate comments attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . He learned, that's going to cost a lot of money to the people of Canada". The president has imposed tariffs of 25 and 10 per cent on aluminum and steel from Canada and other countries. Read More »

Trump Mocked After Lauding North Korea's Real Estate Potential

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump sign documents after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12. But Toronto chef and writer Sang Kim struck a more hopeful note, saying the talks with Trump build upon a key meeting with the South Korean president earlier in the year. Read More »

India to celebrate Eid on Saturday

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The festival will be celebrated tomorrow in the southern state as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode district, around 370 kms from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Also, moon was spotted in Saudi Arabia , according to Arab media. Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha generally fall in Bangladesh a day after the celebrations in Middle East. Read More »

Seoul hints at possible suspension of joint military drills with US

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Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, called North Korea a "brutal regime" and urged Trump to continue "maximum economic pressure" as negotiations advance. North Korea may have some great beaches, but it also has monstrous hard-labor prison camps. US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer faulted Trump's agreement with Kim as short on details, saying the United States gave up "substantial leverage". Read More »