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  • Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe Documents      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 12:04:06 -0400

    Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe DocumentsHouse oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) threatened on Sunday to


    Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe DocumentsHouse oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) threatened on Sunday to


     

  • Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:23:56 -0400

    Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'Sunday morning, President Trump repeatedly defended the North Korea summit and accused the press of not giving him the credit he deserves for trying to bring more stability to the Korean peninsula.


    Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'Sunday morning, President Trump repeatedly defended the North Korea summit and accused the press of not giving him the credit he deserves for trying to bring more stability to the Korean peninsula.


     

  • Kellyanne: 'As a mother, as a Catholic' nobody likes family separation policy      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:43:33 -0400

    Kellyanne: 'As a mother, as a Catholic' nobody likes family separation policyTrump Adviser Kellyanne Conway tells Chuck Todd Democrats are holding up the funding for family detention center funding, during an exclusive interview with Meet the Press


    Kellyanne: 'As a mother, as a Catholic' nobody likes family separation policyTrump Adviser Kellyanne Conway tells Chuck Todd Democrats are holding up the funding for family detention center funding, during an exclusive interview with Meet the Press


     

  • Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store      Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:15:22 -0400

    Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart storeTUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store.


    Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart storeTUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store.


     

  • Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:39:07 -0400

    Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'A taxi mounted the pavement near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday evening, ploughing into a group of people and injuring eight. Early reports say that Mexico fans are among the injured, as some of those involved were wearing Mexican team colours. Police said the driver likely lost control of the vehicle and has been detained. Two ambulances quickly arrived at the scene and seven people were taken to hospital.  There were no immediate details on the severity of the pedestrians' injuries, although a medical source told local media that none of them were grave. The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on purpose, according to Moscow authorities.  The taxi lost a bumper and toppled a parking sign during the incident Credit: Twitter Interfax media reported sources saying the driver may have been drunk. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 650 feet from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade. Russia is currently hosting the World Cup and Moscow is one of 11 Russian cities where tournament games are being played.  Although it did not initially appear to be deliberate, it will hardly lessen fears of a terrorist threat during the World Cup.  Ambulances take injured people away in the aftermath of the accident Credit: Twitter Russia has earned the enmity of jihadi groups with its bombing campaign against the Islamic State and rebels in Syria, and Islamists have reportedly threatened fans at the tournament. Last year, 16 people were killed when a lone wolf attacker blew himself up in the metro in St Petersburg, the World Cup host city near where the England team is based for the tournament.  An ambulance parked near the damaged taxi that injured seven when it mounted the pavement  Credit: Jack Stubbs/Reuters Moscow has struggled for years with a simmering Islamist insurgency in the Caucasus region, where it fought two bloody wars in Chechnya.    Tens of thousands of police have been deployed to World Cup cities, along with national guardsmen and Cossacks, the traditional caste of horse warriors. The taxi is towed away from the scene of the crash, just a few hundred yards from the Kremlin Credit: Reuters Anti-aircraft missiles and drone-jamming devices have been protecting the skies near stadiums.  The influx of police into World Cup cities has been so great that police in at least one other city have worried crime could go up there.


    Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'A taxi mounted the pavement near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday evening, ploughing into a group of people and injuring eight. Early reports say that Mexico fans are among the injured, as some of those involved were wearing Mexican team colours. Police said the driver likely lost control of the vehicle and has been detained. Two ambulances quickly arrived at the scene and seven people were taken to hospital.  There were no immediate details on the severity of the pedestrians' injuries, although a medical source told local media that none of them were grave. The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on purpose, according to Moscow authorities.  The taxi lost a bumper and toppled a parking sign during the incident Credit: Twitter Interfax media reported sources saying the driver may have been drunk. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 650 feet from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade. Russia is currently hosting the World Cup and Moscow is one of 11 Russian cities where tournament games are being played.  Although it did not initially appear to be deliberate, it will hardly lessen fears of a terrorist threat during the World Cup.  Ambulances take injured people away in the aftermath of the accident Credit: Twitter Russia has earned the enmity of jihadi groups with its bombing campaign against the Islamic State and rebels in Syria, and Islamists have reportedly threatened fans at the tournament. Last year, 16 people were killed when a lone wolf attacker blew himself up in the metro in St Petersburg, the World Cup host city near where the England team is based for the tournament.  An ambulance parked near the damaged taxi that injured seven when it mounted the pavement  Credit: Jack Stubbs/Reuters Moscow has struggled for years with a simmering Islamist insurgency in the Caucasus region, where it fought two bloody wars in Chechnya.    Tens of thousands of police have been deployed to World Cup cities, along with national guardsmen and Cossacks, the traditional caste of horse warriors. The taxi is towed away from the scene of the crash, just a few hundred yards from the Kremlin Credit: Reuters Anti-aircraft missiles and drone-jamming devices have been protecting the skies near stadiums.  The influx of police into World Cup cities has been so great that police in at least one other city have worried crime could go up there.


     

  • Full Schiff Interview: 'Just plain wrong and immoral' to separate families      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:27:28 -0400

    Full Schiff Interview: 'Just plain wrong and immoral' to separate familiesDuring an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) says that immigration problems can't be solved "with angry tweets."


    Full Schiff Interview: 'Just plain wrong and immoral' to separate familiesDuring an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) says that immigration problems can't be solved "with angry tweets."


     

  • 5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reported      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:38:03 -0400

    5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reportedA 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people. Strong shaking was felt but "all is calm," Guatemala's disaster agency said in a statement. A Reuters witness said tremors were not felt in the capital Guatemala City.


    5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reportedA 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people. Strong shaking was felt but "all is calm," Guatemala's disaster agency said in a statement. A Reuters witness said tremors were not felt in the capital Guatemala City.


     

  • 'Incredibles 2' Destroys Opening Weekend Record For Animated Films      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:08:40 -0400

    'Incredibles 2' Destroys Opening Weekend Record For Animated FilmsThe first family of the cinematic superhero world has returned in epic


    'Incredibles 2' Destroys Opening Weekend Record For Animated FilmsThe first family of the cinematic superhero world has returned in epic


     

  • Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warns      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:58:28 -0400

    Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warnsA study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.


    Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warnsA study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.


     

  • Taliban refuse to extend Afghanistan ceasefire, as suicide attack kills 18      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:27:44 -0400

    Taliban refuse to extend Afghanistan ceasefire, as suicide attack kills 18The Taliban refused to extend their ceasefire beyond Sunday night, dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes over the Eid holidays in Afghanistan. The announcement came after a suicide attack in the restive eastern part of the country on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Muslim holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar the unprecedented ceasefire. Kabul extended its ceasefire with the Taliban by 10 days but said security forces would defend themselves if attacked, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani tweeted.


    Taliban refuse to extend Afghanistan ceasefire, as suicide attack kills 18The Taliban refused to extend their ceasefire beyond Sunday night, dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes over the Eid holidays in Afghanistan. The announcement came after a suicide attack in the restive eastern part of the country on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Muslim holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar the unprecedented ceasefire. Kabul extended its ceasefire with the Taliban by 10 days but said security forces would defend themselves if attacked, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani tweeted.


     

  • Weekend Rewind: Federal judge reverses Manafort's bail      Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:27:31 -0400

    Weekend Rewind: Federal judge reverses Manafort's bailTake a look the top stories that happened over the weekend, including the reversal of fortune for President Trump's former campaign head Paul Manafort.


    Weekend Rewind: Federal judge reverses Manafort's bailTake a look the top stories that happened over the weekend, including the reversal of fortune for President Trump's former campaign head Paul Manafort.


     

  • Protests against Trump administration’s family separation policy as first lady weighs in      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:44:41 -0400

    Protests against Trump administration’s family separation policy as first lady weighs inDemocratic members of Congress arrived for an “unannounced inspection” of a New Jersey detention facility as protesters rallied the separation policy. In a statement, Melania Trump’s office said she “hates to see children separated from their families.”


    Protests against Trump administration’s family separation policy as first lady weighs inDemocratic members of Congress arrived for an “unannounced inspection” of a New Jersey detention facility as protesters rallied the separation policy. In a statement, Melania Trump’s office said she “hates to see children separated from their families.”


     

  • New Jersey shooting: 20 injured and one suspect dead at 'massive crime scene' at arts festival      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:14:00 -0400

    New Jersey shooting: 20 injured and one suspect dead at 'massive crime scene' at arts festivalAt least 20 people have been hurt and one suspected shooter killed, after gunfire broke out at an all-night art festival in New Jersey. A total of 16 of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds and four of those hurt – among them a 13-year-old boy – were in a critical condition, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. Mr Onofri said the shooting broke out in the early hours of Sunday, at the event in the city of Trenton.


    New Jersey shooting: 20 injured and one suspect dead at 'massive crime scene' at arts festivalAt least 20 people have been hurt and one suspected shooter killed, after gunfire broke out at an all-night art festival in New Jersey. A total of 16 of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds and four of those hurt – among them a 13-year-old boy – were in a critical condition, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. Mr Onofri said the shooting broke out in the early hours of Sunday, at the event in the city of Trenton.


     

  • School to be named after journalist, undocumented immigrant      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:45:37 -0400

    School to be named after journalist, undocumented immigrantMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally.


    School to be named after journalist, undocumented immigrantMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally.


     

  • The Heartbreaking Story Behind That Viral Crying Toddler Photo      Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:09:15 -0400

    The Heartbreaking Story Behind That Viral Crying Toddler PhotoA viral photograph captured last week in the Rio Grande Valley has been hailed


    The Heartbreaking Story Behind That Viral Crying Toddler PhotoA viral photograph captured last week in the Rio Grande Valley has been hailed


     

  • Schiff: Nunes didn't share intel, 'first that we've heard about' FBI information      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 03:01:28 -0400

    Schiff: Nunes didn't share intel, 'first that we've heard about' FBI informationRep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, tells Chuck Todd that his counterpart, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), didn't share information he received from the FBI.


    Schiff: Nunes didn't share intel, 'first that we've heard about' FBI informationRep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, tells Chuck Todd that his counterpart, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), didn't share information he received from the FBI.


     

  • John Oliver Condemns Separation Of Children From Parents At Border      Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:47:50 -0400

    John Oliver Condemns Separation Of Children From Parents At BorderJohn Oliver condemned those defending the Trump administration's efforts to


    John Oliver Condemns Separation Of Children From Parents At BorderJohn Oliver condemned those defending the Trump administration's efforts to


     

  • 'Holy grail for urban explorers': Abandoned airport frozen in time      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 06:24:03 -0400

    'Holy grail for urban explorers': Abandoned airport frozen in timeThe small airport allowed predominantly wealthier individuals to leave Cyprus, until it was bombed and left to decay in 1974.


    'Holy grail for urban explorers': Abandoned airport frozen in timeThe small airport allowed predominantly wealthier individuals to leave Cyprus, until it was bombed and left to decay in 1974.


     

  • Protesters demand an end to Trump policy separating migrant children from their parents      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:35:47 -0400

    Protesters demand an end to Trump policy separating migrant children from their parentsMSNBC’s Mariana Atencio reports from the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in McAllen, Texas where a protest was held in support of all the children held inside without their parents.


    Protesters demand an end to Trump policy separating migrant children from their parentsMSNBC’s Mariana Atencio reports from the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in McAllen, Texas where a protest was held in support of all the children held inside without their parents.


     

  • The Latest: Spain's royals hear jazz, see Mardi Gras Indians      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:33:47 -0400

    The Latest: Spain's royals hear jazz, see Mardi Gras IndiansNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the visit to New Orleans by the King and Queen of Spain (all times local):


    The Latest: Spain's royals hear jazz, see Mardi Gras IndiansNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the visit to New Orleans by the King and Queen of Spain (all times local):


     

  • Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's Hodeida      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:51:03 -0400

    Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's HodeidaYemeni pro-government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, battled Huthi rebels around the key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, as a top UN envoy held crisis talks with the insurgents in the capital. Saudi Arabia and its allies in a regional military coalition on Wednesday launched an offensive aimed at retaking the Red Sea city of Hodeida, home to the country's most valuable port which is controlled by the Iran-backed Huthis. The United Nations has warned the offensive could spark a fresh humanitarian crisis in a country already hit by war and impending famine, sending its envoy for Yemen to the capital Sanaa in a bid to come to a solution with the rebels.


    Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's HodeidaYemeni pro-government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, battled Huthi rebels around the key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, as a top UN envoy held crisis talks with the insurgents in the capital. Saudi Arabia and its allies in a regional military coalition on Wednesday launched an offensive aimed at retaking the Red Sea city of Hodeida, home to the country's most valuable port which is controlled by the Iran-backed Huthis. The United Nations has warned the offensive could spark a fresh humanitarian crisis in a country already hit by war and impending famine, sending its envoy for Yemen to the capital Sanaa in a bid to come to a solution with the rebels.


     

  • ‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 12:34:41 -0400

    ‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant childrenA prominent doctor has spoken out against the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Dr Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a shelter for children under the age of 12 that runs along the Texas border with Mexico. The shelter in question held 60 beds and had a little playground for children.


    ‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant childrenA prominent doctor has spoken out against the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Dr Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a shelter for children under the age of 12 that runs along the Texas border with Mexico. The shelter in question held 60 beds and had a little playground for children.


     

  • Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:25:56 -0400

    Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parentsKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday.


    Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parentsKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday.


     

  • Check Out 10 Cars That Only Had Three Wheels      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:00:02 -0400

    Check Out 10 Cars That Only Had Three Wheels


    Check Out 10 Cars That Only Had Three Wheels


     

  • Harvard accused of racism against Asian applicants      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:14:11 -0400

    Harvard accused of racism against Asian applicantsHarvard University has been accused of racism against Asian students because of perceived negative personality traits, according to court documents filed on Friday. The 388-year-old institution is being sued by Students for Fair Admissions, an action group, for discriminating against Asian applicants. The group commissioned an analysis of more than 160,000 applicants who applied for admission from 2000 to 2015, which showed that Asians were given lower scores on “personality” traits - likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected”. It argues that if admitted on academic merit alone, the intake of Asian students at the prestigious university would be much higher. Ted Lieu, a congressman for California, blasted Harvard for appearing to "attribute personality traits based on race." He called the report “outrageous”, adding that “it feeds into historical damaging stereotypes about Asian-Americans.”  Dear @Harvard: Your admissions policies against Asian-Americans are racist. Take your "personality trait" crap and shove it. How's that for "courage." Also, you need to apologize. https://t.co/WQXWAlYQ6E— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 15, 2018 How do we know @Harvard is lying about its racist admissions policies against Asian-Americans? Because it won't release its own internal reviews from 2013 showing discrimination. Release the information Harvard. What are you hiding? Oh, and do you like my personality traits? https://t.co/LSgHBMl5Bh— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 15, 2018 The Supreme Court has held race can be used as a factor in admissions. But what @Harvard appears to have done is attribute personality traits based on race. That is what is outrageous, because it feeds into historical damaging stereotypes about Asian-Americans. https://t.co/sHPut2Kd9T— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 15, 2018 Students for Fair Admissions likened the report's findings of alleged discrimination to antisemitism in the 20th century.   “It turns out that the suspicions of Asian-American alumni, students and applicants were right all along,” the group said in a court document laying out the analysis. “Harvard today engages in the same kind of discrimination and stereotyping that it used to justify quotas on Jewish applicants in the 1920s and 1930s.” In response, Harvard commissioned its own study, which described the report as “incomplete and misleading”. The documents are a prelude to a trial scheduled for the autumn, and come at the same time as the US government’s justice department investigates Harvard’s admission policies for evidence of bias. The filings, which run to hundreds of pages and rely on data for individual applicants to the classes that entered Harvard between 2010 and 2015, give the public the most detailed look ever at Harvard’s method for selecting its incoming undergraduate class. Harvard, the oldest university in the US, remains its most selective. It admitted only 4.6 per cent of applicants this year, while Princeton and Columbia admitted 5.5 per cent, while Yale took 6.3 per cent of those wishing to attend. Barack Obama, who became president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990 - the first African American elected to the prestigious role Credit: AP Each Harvard applicant is given four component ratings - academic, extracurricular, athletic and personal - and an overall score that is assigned by taking all factors into account. Within each category, applicants are scored on a scale from one to six, with one being the best. Admissions decisions are made by a 40-person committee vote. The plaintiffs found in their analysis that Asian-American applicants have higher academic and extracurricular scores than any other racial group. However, Harvard’s admissions officers assign Asian-Americans the lowest score of any racial group on the personal rating, which includes a subjective assessment of character traits such as whether the student has a “positive personality,” the plaintiffs said. “Asian-Americans are described as smart and hardworking yet uninteresting and indistinguishable from other Asian-American applicants,” the plaintiffs said, after reviewing a sample of documents provided by Harvard with admissions officers’ comments on applicants.


    Harvard accused of racism against Asian applicantsHarvard University has been accused of racism against Asian students because of perceived negative personality traits, according to court documents filed on Friday. The 388-year-old institution is being sued by Students for Fair Admissions, an action group, for discriminating against Asian applicants. The group commissioned an analysis of more than 160,000 applicants who applied for admission from 2000 to 2015, which showed that Asians were given lower scores on “personality” traits - likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected”. It argues that if admitted on academic merit alone, the intake of Asian students at the prestigious university would be much higher. Ted Lieu, a congressman for California, blasted Harvard for appearing to "attribute personality traits based on race." He called the report “outrageous”, adding that “it feeds into historical damaging stereotypes about Asian-Americans.”  Dear @Harvard: Your admissions policies against Asian-Americans are racist. Take your "personality trait" crap and shove it. How's that for "courage." Also, you need to apologize. https://t.co/WQXWAlYQ6E— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 15, 2018 How do we know @Harvard is lying about its racist admissions policies against Asian-Americans? Because it won't release its own internal reviews from 2013 showing discrimination. Release the information Harvard. What are you hiding? Oh, and do you like my personality traits? https://t.co/LSgHBMl5Bh— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 15, 2018 The Supreme Court has held race can be used as a factor in admissions. But what @Harvard appears to have done is attribute personality traits based on race. That is what is outrageous, because it feeds into historical damaging stereotypes about Asian-Americans. https://t.co/sHPut2Kd9T— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 15, 2018 Students for Fair Admissions likened the report's findings of alleged discrimination to antisemitism in the 20th century.   “It turns out that the suspicions of Asian-American alumni, students and applicants were right all along,” the group said in a court document laying out the analysis. “Harvard today engages in the same kind of discrimination and stereotyping that it used to justify quotas on Jewish applicants in the 1920s and 1930s.” In response, Harvard commissioned its own study, which described the report as “incomplete and misleading”. The documents are a prelude to a trial scheduled for the autumn, and come at the same time as the US government’s justice department investigates Harvard’s admission policies for evidence of bias. The filings, which run to hundreds of pages and rely on data for individual applicants to the classes that entered Harvard between 2010 and 2015, give the public the most detailed look ever at Harvard’s method for selecting its incoming undergraduate class. Harvard, the oldest university in the US, remains its most selective. It admitted only 4.6 per cent of applicants this year, while Princeton and Columbia admitted 5.5 per cent, while Yale took 6.3 per cent of those wishing to attend. Barack Obama, who became president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990 - the first African American elected to the prestigious role Credit: AP Each Harvard applicant is given four component ratings - academic, extracurricular, athletic and personal - and an overall score that is assigned by taking all factors into account. Within each category, applicants are scored on a scale from one to six, with one being the best. Admissions decisions are made by a 40-person committee vote. The plaintiffs found in their analysis that Asian-American applicants have higher academic and extracurricular scores than any other racial group. However, Harvard’s admissions officers assign Asian-Americans the lowest score of any racial group on the personal rating, which includes a subjective assessment of character traits such as whether the student has a “positive personality,” the plaintiffs said. “Asian-Americans are described as smart and hardworking yet uninteresting and indistinguishable from other Asian-American applicants,” the plaintiffs said, after reviewing a sample of documents provided by Harvard with admissions officers’ comments on applicants.


     

  • Trump goes on offense against political opponents after North Korea      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:01:07 -0400

    Trump goes on offense against political opponents after North KoreaIn 51 minutes on the White House North lawn, President Trump served up a series of falsehoods, shortly before his former campaign chairman was sent to jail.


    Trump goes on offense against political opponents after North KoreaIn 51 minutes on the White House North lawn, President Trump served up a series of falsehoods, shortly before his former campaign chairman was sent to jail.


     

  • Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue ships      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:34:39 -0400

    Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue shipsBy Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Italy on Saturday demanded that the Netherlands recall two Dutch-flagged migrant rescue ships after one of the non-governmental organizations that operate them called Rome's interior minister a fascist. A heated exchange erupted after interior minister Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in Italian ports.


    Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue shipsBy Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Italy on Saturday demanded that the Netherlands recall two Dutch-flagged migrant rescue ships after one of the non-governmental organizations that operate them called Rome's interior minister a fascist. A heated exchange erupted after interior minister Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in Italian ports.


     

  • Former WH Chief Strategist Bannon says Trump has never lied: 'Not to my knowledge'      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:12:29 -0400

    Former WH Chief Strategist Bannon says Trump has never lied: 'Not to my knowledge'ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl goes one-on-one with Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist and CEO of the Trump campaign, on "This Week."


    Former WH Chief Strategist Bannon says Trump has never lied: 'Not to my knowledge'ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl goes one-on-one with Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist and CEO of the Trump campaign, on "This Week."


     

  • Gal Gadot Reveals First Look At 'Wonder Woman' 2 Costume      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:36:02 -0400

    Gal Gadot Reveals First Look At 'Wonder Woman' 2 CostumeThe Amazonian goddess is returning to the silver screen, and this time its the


    Gal Gadot Reveals First Look At 'Wonder Woman' 2 CostumeThe Amazonian goddess is returning to the silver screen, and this time its the


     

  • FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidency      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:08:10 -0400

    FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidencyConservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul. Duque, 41, polled 54 percent to his leftist rival Gustavo Petro's 42 percent with almost all the votes counted, electoral authority figures showed. Tensions over the deal became apparent in the immediate aftermath of Duque's victory, after the president-elect lost no time in pledging "corrections" to the peace deal.


    FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidencyConservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul. Duque, 41, polled 54 percent to his leftist rival Gustavo Petro's 42 percent with almost all the votes counted, electoral authority figures showed. Tensions over the deal became apparent in the immediate aftermath of Duque's victory, after the president-elect lost no time in pledging "corrections" to the peace deal.


     

  • Stunning nighttime lava display in Hawaii captured on video by US military      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:34:22 -0400

    Stunning nighttime lava display in Hawaii captured on video by US militaryThis stunning footage shows rivers of lava pouring from a volcano close to a Hawaii town.


    Stunning nighttime lava display in Hawaii captured on video by US militaryThis stunning footage shows rivers of lava pouring from a volcano close to a Hawaii town.


     

  • The Latest: Slain Kansas deputies were both parents      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:23:56 -0400

    The Latest: Slain Kansas deputies were both parentsKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shootings of two Kansas sheriff's deputies by an inmate they were transporting (all times local):


    The Latest: Slain Kansas deputies were both parentsKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shootings of two Kansas sheriff's deputies by an inmate they were transporting (all times local):


     

  • Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:35:16 -0400

    Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimesVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.


    Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimesVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.


     

  • 29-Pound Cat Up for Adoption After He Takes Himself for a Walk      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:36:19 -0400

    29-Pound Cat Up for Adoption After He Takes Himself for a WalkThe feline had no microchip.


    29-Pound Cat Up for Adoption After He Takes Himself for a WalkThe feline had no microchip.


     

  • Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:30:15 -0400

    Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26By Rupam Jain and Qadir Sediqi KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The Taliban had already denied involvement.


    Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26By Rupam Jain and Qadir Sediqi KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The Taliban had already denied involvement.


     

  • Hundreds join Fathers' Day march to camp where Trump administration is separating children from families      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 15:27:00 -0400

    Hundreds join Fathers' Day march to camp where Trump administration is separating children from familiesHundreds of people have demonstrated outside a tent camp in Texas that is being used by the Trump administration to house migrant children deliberately separated from their parents under a “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The government announced last week it had opened the camp at Tornillo, 40 miles southwest of El Paso. It is the latest facility to house children who have tried to cross the border by themselves or been split from their families as the result of the enforcement of rules intended to dissuade people from trying to enter the US.


    Hundreds join Fathers' Day march to camp where Trump administration is separating children from familiesHundreds of people have demonstrated outside a tent camp in Texas that is being used by the Trump administration to house migrant children deliberately separated from their parents under a “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The government announced last week it had opened the camp at Tornillo, 40 miles southwest of El Paso. It is the latest facility to house children who have tried to cross the border by themselves or been split from their families as the result of the enforcement of rules intended to dissuade people from trying to enter the US.


     

  • 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction, Adjusted For Inflation      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 20:51:15 -0400

    10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction, Adjusted For Inflation


    10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction, Adjusted For Inflation


     

  • Ford Sierra Buying Guide      Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:03:19 -0400

    Ford Sierra Buying GuideAlthough now considered a quirky and interesting choice for those hunting down '80s appeal, you must choose a Ford Sierra with care. Here's how to get the best


    Ford Sierra Buying GuideAlthough now considered a quirky and interesting choice for those hunting down '80s appeal, you must choose a Ford Sierra with care. Here's how to get the best


     

  • DHS: 13 percent of DACA recipients had arrest record      Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:03:32 -0400

    DHS: 13 percent of DACA recipients had arrest recordExclusive: Agency releases never-before-seen data on DACA applicants; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna explains on 'Fox & Friends.'


    DHS: 13 percent of DACA recipients had arrest recordExclusive: Agency releases never-before-seen data on DACA applicants; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna explains on 'Fox & Friends.'


     

  • Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:43:20 -0400

    Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegationsAustria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two national newspapers. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen called for "full clarification" from the German authorities, while Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urged Berlin to "cooperate properly" in shedding light on newspaper reports regarding the past activities of the federal intelligence service, the BND.


    Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegationsAustria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two national newspapers. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen called for "full clarification" from the German authorities, while Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urged Berlin to "cooperate properly" in shedding light on newspaper reports regarding the past activities of the federal intelligence service, the BND.


     

  • Column: Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home early      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:11:05 -0400

    Column: Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home earlySOUTHAMPTON (AP) — The whiners went home early, beaten down by Shinnecock Hills and the USGA's clumsy efforts to turn the venerable golf course into something it was never meant to be.


    Column: Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home earlySOUTHAMPTON (AP) — The whiners went home early, beaten down by Shinnecock Hills and the USGA's clumsy efforts to turn the venerable golf course into something it was never meant to be.


     

  • Kiev police detain 56 far-right activists during LGBT march      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 05:50:31 -0400

    Kiev police detain 56 far-right activists during LGBT marchUkrainian police said Sunday they had detained 56 far-right activists who tried to disrupt a gay pride march in central Kiev, which saw around 5,000 people take part and a huge security presence. US ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Rebecca Harms from the European Parliament were at the front of the march. Along the way supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights were guarded by another 5,000 officers, including mounted police.


    Kiev police detain 56 far-right activists during LGBT marchUkrainian police said Sunday they had detained 56 far-right activists who tried to disrupt a gay pride march in central Kiev, which saw around 5,000 people take part and a huge security presence. US ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Rebecca Harms from the European Parliament were at the front of the march. Along the way supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights were guarded by another 5,000 officers, including mounted police.


     

  • Family Dog Stayed With Missing 3-Year-Old During the 12 Hours She Was Gone      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:51:30 -0400

    Family Dog Stayed With Missing 3-Year-Old During the 12 Hours She Was GoneShe was unharmed.


    Family Dog Stayed With Missing 3-Year-Old During the 12 Hours She Was GoneShe was unharmed.


     

  • Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 12:21:34 -0400

    Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airportBy Mohammed Ghobari ADEN (Reuters) - Houthi forces fought to keep control of the airport in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as Saudi-led coalition air strikes struck the compound, in an offensive that could be a turning point in the three-year conflict. Losing Hodeidah would deal a serious blow to the Iran-aligned Houthis, cutting supply lines from the Red Sea to their stronghold in the capital Sanaa.


    Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airportBy Mohammed Ghobari ADEN (Reuters) - Houthi forces fought to keep control of the airport in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as Saudi-led coalition air strikes struck the compound, in an offensive that could be a turning point in the three-year conflict. Losing Hodeidah would deal a serious blow to the Iran-aligned Houthis, cutting supply lines from the Red Sea to their stronghold in the capital Sanaa.


     

  • Nearly 2,000 Children Have Been Separated From Their Families During Trump Border Crackdown      Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:56:31 -0400

    Nearly 2,000 Children Have Been Separated From Their Families During Trump Border CrackdownTrump's policy, which results in family separation, sparked outrage this week


    Nearly 2,000 Children Have Been Separated From Their Families During Trump Border CrackdownTrump's policy, which results in family separation, sparked outrage this week


     

  • Parents hit with £100,000 bill after child knocks over a statue      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:37:00 -0400

    Parents hit with £100,000 bill after child knocks over a statueA family has been asked to pay nearly £100,000 after a child knocked over a valuable sculpture in a community centre. The five-year-old boy was caught on CCTV touching the artwork in the community centre in Overland Park, Kansas. Now the community centre want the boy’s mother, Sarah Goodman, to pay for the the Aphrodite di Kansas City work which has been valued at $132,000 (£99,400).


    Parents hit with £100,000 bill after child knocks over a statueA family has been asked to pay nearly £100,000 after a child knocked over a valuable sculpture in a community centre. The five-year-old boy was caught on CCTV touching the artwork in the community centre in Overland Park, Kansas. Now the community centre want the boy’s mother, Sarah Goodman, to pay for the the Aphrodite di Kansas City work which has been valued at $132,000 (£99,400).


     

  • LS9-Powered Chevy Tahoe Fails To Sell      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:00:02 -0400

    LS9-Powered Chevy Tahoe Fails To SellThis is one crazy build that could have easily sold…but didn’t.


    LS9-Powered Chevy Tahoe Fails To SellThis is one crazy build that could have easily sold…but didn’t.


     

  • Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:05:20 -0400

    Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming firesDURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming.


    Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming firesDURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming.


     

  • North Korea 'sought diplomatic back channel through Jared Kushner'      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:29:20 -0400

    North Korea 'sought diplomatic back channel through Jared Kushner'Jared Kushner was partly responsible for setting up a diplomatic back channel with North Korea that led to the Singapore summit. Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser was approached by an American businessman based in Singapore last year, the New York Times reported. Gabriel Schulze, whose family made a fortune in the mining business, told Mr Kushner that a highly placed North Korean official was seeking to speak with him to look into the possibility of a meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un. The approach came as tensions heightened between the two countries, and Mr Trump and Kim exchanged threats. Senior North Korean officials wanted to get in touch with Mr Kushner because of his family relationship to Mr Trump. Hidden trillions: What if North Korea’s economy opened up? They reportedly felt that, amid a rapid turnover of senior White House staff, Mr Kushner would continue to have influence with the president. Mr Kushner reported the possibility of a diplomatic back channel to Mike Pompeo, who was then the Director of the CIA, the New York Times reported. It might have been expected that Mr Kushner would tell the US State Department instead, but he did not have a good relationship with Rex Tillerson, then the Secretary of State. Mr Pompeo took the lead in negotiations with North Koreans and subsequently replaced Mr Tillerson as Secretary of State. The White House and the CIA declined to comment on Mr Kushner's role. Mr Schulze told the New York Times: "I do not discuss the nature of my business or personal relationships." Mr Kushner was also said to have been involved in the setting up a diplomatic back channel between Mr Trump's administration and China early in the presidency. Mr Kushner reportedly set up a diplomatic back channel through Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to Washington, which helped lead to Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, visiting Mr Trump at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida retreat in April last year. Meanwhile, it emerged that a former confidant of Mr Trump met with a Russian individual who offered "dirt" on Hillary Clinton for $2 million (£1.5 million). Roger Stone, the confidant, told the Washington Post he rejected the offer in May 2016, telling the Russian: "You don’t understand Donald Trump. He doesn’t pay for anything." It also emerged that the Russian had previously been an FBI informant. Mr Stone, who met the man at a restaurant in Florida, said he appeared to have been the target of an "FBI sting".


    North Korea 'sought diplomatic back channel through Jared Kushner'Jared Kushner was partly responsible for setting up a diplomatic back channel with North Korea that led to the Singapore summit. Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser was approached by an American businessman based in Singapore last year, the New York Times reported. Gabriel Schulze, whose family made a fortune in the mining business, told Mr Kushner that a highly placed North Korean official was seeking to speak with him to look into the possibility of a meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un. The approach came as tensions heightened between the two countries, and Mr Trump and Kim exchanged threats. Senior North Korean officials wanted to get in touch with Mr Kushner because of his family relationship to Mr Trump. Hidden trillions: What if North Korea’s economy opened up? They reportedly felt that, amid a rapid turnover of senior White House staff, Mr Kushner would continue to have influence with the president. Mr Kushner reported the possibility of a diplomatic back channel to Mike Pompeo, who was then the Director of the CIA, the New York Times reported. It might have been expected that Mr Kushner would tell the US State Department instead, but he did not have a good relationship with Rex Tillerson, then the Secretary of State. Mr Pompeo took the lead in negotiations with North Koreans and subsequently replaced Mr Tillerson as Secretary of State. The White House and the CIA declined to comment on Mr Kushner's role. Mr Schulze told the New York Times: "I do not discuss the nature of my business or personal relationships." Mr Kushner was also said to have been involved in the setting up a diplomatic back channel between Mr Trump's administration and China early in the presidency. Mr Kushner reportedly set up a diplomatic back channel through Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to Washington, which helped lead to Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, visiting Mr Trump at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida retreat in April last year. Meanwhile, it emerged that a former confidant of Mr Trump met with a Russian individual who offered "dirt" on Hillary Clinton for $2 million (£1.5 million). Roger Stone, the confidant, told the Washington Post he rejected the offer in May 2016, telling the Russian: "You don’t understand Donald Trump. He doesn’t pay for anything." It also emerged that the Russian had previously been an FBI informant. Mr Stone, who met the man at a restaurant in Florida, said he appeared to have been the target of an "FBI sting".


     

  • Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian tourists      Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:44:08 -0400

    Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian touristsRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after experiencing travel delays.


    Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian touristsRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after experiencing travel delays.


     



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