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Affirmative action opponents ask Supreme Court to hear case over Harvard’s policy

Affirmative action opponents ask Supreme Court to hear case over Harvard’s policy

Opponents of affirmative action asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to use their case against Harvard to overrule precedent that has long allowed consideration of race in admissions and particularly enhanced opportunities for Black and Hispanic students. The challengers claim that as Harvard College favors certain minority students, it unlawfully discriminates against Asian Americans by…MORE

House Freedom Caucus members question Liz Cheney’s leadership again after her latest Trump comments

House Freedom Caucus members question Liz Cheney’s leadership again after her latest Trump comments

House Freedom Caucus members questioned GOP conference chairwoman Liz Cheney‘s leadership — again — at a news conference Thursday after the Wyoming Republican congresswoman’s comments that she believes former President Donald Trump shouldn’t play a role in the Republican Party. The reaction highlights the divide within House Republicans about the former president as GOP leadership…MORE

Cuomo denies former aide’s sexual harassment allegations

Cuomo denies former aide’s sexual harassment allegations

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is denying allegations from a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment, including an unwanted kiss, in a Medium post on Wednesday. Lindsey Boylan alleged that in 2018, the Democratic governor kissed her on the lips following a one-on-one briefing in his New York City office. “As I got…MORE

Harris addresses vaccine hesitancy in DC pharmacy visit

Harris addresses vaccine hesitancy in DC pharmacy visit

Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday visited a local pharmacy in Washington, DC, to highlight the Biden administration’s retail pharmacy vaccination program and combat vaccine hesitancy. Harris stressed the importance of all Americans, particularly those in communities of color hesitant about getting the vaccine, signing up for it as soon as it becomes available. The…MORE

Lawmakers to revive proposal for federal commission tasked with examining America’s history of racism

Lawmakers to revive proposal for federal commission tasked with examining America’s history of racism

Two Democratic lawmakers will reintroduce legislation Thursday calling for the formation of the first federal racial justice commission tasked with examining the country’s history of systemic racism against Black people, addressing inequities and backing efforts to provide reparations for slavery. Rep. Barbara Lee of California, who first proposed the creation of a US Commission on…MORE

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