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Google claims quantum computer breakthrough. IBM pushes back.


Posted: Fri-May-2020



Google says it achieved quantum supremacy with a computer that is far faster than supercomputers. IBM, Microsoft and Intel are also active in quantum computing.

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Minneapolis protests rage over George Floyd's death, CNN reporter arrested on air
APTOPIX Minneapolis Police Death

A third night of arson, looting and vandalism gripped Minneapolis as protesters vented rage over the death of an unarmed black man after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground following his arrest.

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Pandemic slowed U.S. immigration to a trickle before Trump ordered a freeze
USA-ELECTION/IMMIGRATION

U.S. President Donald Trump made a headline-grabbing announcement last month that he would freeze immigration to the U.S. What wasn't known at the time — and what newly released figures now reveal — was the extent to which immigration to the U.S. had already slowed to a trickle during the pandemic.

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Joe Biden's pick for U.S. vice-president could be the most consequential in 60 years
Election 2020 Biden Appearance

Joe Biden's choice of running mate, which he promised would be a woman, is likely to have significance beyond election day. If his ticket wins, she'd be the first female vice-president, and possibly be the presidential candidate in 2024.

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7 people shot in Kentucky in protests over police shooting death of Breonna Taylor
Fatal Police Shooting Kentucky

At least seven people were shot in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March.

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Iconic sites stay shut as France lifts lockdown restrictions
APTOPIX Virus Outbreak France

Hold that smile, Mona Lisa. The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles will remain off-limits for the immediate future, as France lifts most of its remaining coronavirus lockdown restrictions next week.

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Trump signs executive order aimed at social media companies
Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.

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Amid protests, Justice Department says probe in death of George Floyd in Minneapolis 'a top priority'
Minneapolis Police Death Protests

The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it had made an investigation into police involvement in the death of George Floyd a "top priority," after a second day of violent protests in Minneapolis over the unarmed black man's death.

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Our dismal relationship with China just got a whole lot worse
Meng Wanzhou court appearance

Meng Wanzhou lost the first round in her bid to avoid extradition to the United States on Wednesday. But it’s clear the B.C. court ruling doesn’t help the Trudeau government much either.

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Prince William speaks of overwhelming and 'life-changing' challenges of having children
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In a new BBC documentary, Prince William admits he's found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the "life-changing" experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

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Donald Trump's threat to regulate Twitter likely to hit roadblocks: legal experts
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA

U.S. President Donald Trump, angered by the first Twitter fact-check alert on one of his tweets, can't unilaterally regulate or close social media companies, and any effort would likely require action by Congress and be challenged by the courts, experts say. But he could conceivably make life more miserable for Silicon Valley.

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U.K. police say Dominic Cummings might have made 'minor' breach of lockdown
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-CUMMINGS

British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings may have breached coronavirus lockdown rules by driving slightly more than 40 kilometres to a castle with his wife and son although they said they would take no further action.

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Number of Americans on jobless benefits inches down for 1st time since pandemic began
Virus Outbreak Nevada

The number of Americans continuing to receive government jobless benefits declined in the week ending May 16 for the first time since COVID-19 struck, even as millions of people continue to join the unemployment rolls.

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Fear of coronavirus alone not sufficient to vote by mail, Texas Supreme Court rules
USA-COURT/IMMIGRATION

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail.

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Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law
CHINA-PARLIAMENT/

China's ceremonial legislature overwhelmingly endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and triggered protests in the semi-autonomous territory.

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Angela Merkel takes her cue from Alexander Hamilton to overhaul the European Union
Angela Merkel May 27, 2020

Driven by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, the EU is proposing to borrow billions and give it to member states. For the first time in EU history, two-thirds of the money would be grants — not loans — that the recipient countries wouldn't have to repay.

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U.S. surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19: Johns Hopkins University
Virus Outbreak The 100,000

The U.S. surpassed 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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U.S. threatens to strip Hong Kong of special status amid tension with China
USA-TRADE/CHINA

The United States government has threatened to strip Hong Kong of the special legal status that has enabled it to remain a global business powerhouse in a move that could herald a wide-ranging policy shift amid escalating tension with China

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Historic launch of SpaceX rocket delayed over bad weather
Home Launch

SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida, a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.

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Disney targets July 11 to begin reopening flagship Florida theme park
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/WALT DISNEY

Walt Disney Co. plans to reopen the world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves.

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Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs as COVID-19 wallops demand for jets
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Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry, and more cuts are coming.

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Rich Torontonians Eyeing An Exodus From City After Pandemic: Agency
The shift to working from home opens up possibilities, especially for wealthier people. ... read more


Europe’s Grand Reopening Begins With a Whimper
Hopes that reopening restaurants and bars would provide an economic boost have been dashed as customers stay away and businesses fight for survival. ... read more


Artist Hijacks London’s Eerily Empty Tourist Sites With Tribute To Frontline Workers
Paul Insect's brightly painted street benches honor the workers "who have kept England running" during the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


Despite Global Censure, China's Parliament Approves Hong Kong National Security Law
Activists have warned the law could quash civil liberties and pave the way for Beijing to strip the territory of its autonomy. ... read more


Pompeo Declares Hong Kong No Longer Autonomous From China
It now falls to Trump to decide to end some, all or none of the economic privileges Hong Kong currently enjoys. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Boris Johnson Won't Sack His Top Aide For Breaking Lockdown. Here's Why.
The relationship between the prime minister and Dominic Cummings has been forged in victory after improbable victory, but now Johnson is facing an open revolt from his party. ... read more


7 Big Little Lies Of The Modi Government’s Coronavirus Economic Relief
HuffPost India spoke to experts and read the fine print to find the Modi government has failed to put its money where its mouth is. ... read more


Coronavirus Has Renewed Our Addiction To Plastic
Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life. ... read more


France Bans Hydroxychloroquine To Treat COVID-19 Amid Safety Concerns
It’s the first ban by a country since the World Health Organization said it was pausing a large trial of the malaria drug due to safety concerns. ... read more


Flights Cancelled, No Refunds: Chaos At Airports As India Resumes Air Travel
Several passengers complained that they were not given any prior notice and were only informed of cancelled flights when their boarding pass was scanned. ... read more


How Confident Are Canadians Vs. Brits And Americans Post-Pandemic?
We're nowhere near ready to get back to normal, but on that front, we're not alone during this coronavirus crisis. ... read more


The UK's CO2 Emissions Dropped To A Hundred-Year Low During Lockdown
The nation last saw similar levels of emissions in the 1920s, scientists have revealed. ... read more


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Keeps Her Cool As Earthquake Hits Mid-Interview
“We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here Ryan, quite a decent shake here,” the prime minister said during the live exchange. ... read more


Boris Johnson Refuses To Fire Dominic Cummings Despite Lockdown Allegations
The PM confirmed his senior aide would keep his job despite massive backlash. ... read more


Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas At Thousands Of Protesters Opposing New China Law
Demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday to protest a controversial national security law that would ban secessionist and subversive activity against Beijing ... read more


Pakistan's Coronavirus Response Is All About Politics As Its Cases Soar
The country abandoned most protective measures just as it had a chance to get case numbers under control. It's now celebrating a major festival. ... read more


Boris Johnson's Top Adviser Accused Of Flouting Coronavirus Lockdown Rules
Dominic Cummings, a special aide to Britain's prime minister, reportedly ignored a ban on visiting relatives to travel more than 250 miles to his parents’ house. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


A Tragic Plane Crash In Pakistan Rattles An Already Nervous Nation
With the Islamic holiday of Eid just days away, Pakistanis were hoping for a respite from the country's worsening coronavirus outbreak. ... read more


Coronavirus: Denmark and Norway exclude Sweden from tourism
Danes and Norwegians can holiday in each other's country from mid-June, but Swedes are left out. ... read more


Moscow more than doubles city's Covid-19 death toll
Officials now say 1,561 people died from the disease in April - not 639 as initially announced. ... read more


Coronavirus: Italian minister Azzolina targeted with sexist abuse
Education Minister Lucia Azzolina and some other top officials now have police protection. ... read more


Renault cuts 15,000 jobs in major restructuring
The French carmaker announces a €2bn cost-cutting plan after seeing a collapse in sales. ... read more


Cognac bottle, labelled one of world's oldest, sells for £118,000
The 258-year-old spirit is one of only three such bottles in existence today, an auction house says. ... read more


Danish football stadium uses virtual grandstand
A giant virtual grandstand allowed AGF Aarhus to watch their side's Danish Superliga match against Randers through Zoom. ... read more


Russian outcry as journalists held during Ilya Azar protest
A group of journalists tried to stage single-person pickets in support of a jailed colleague. ... read more


Berlin monument to 1989 democracy heroes - in pictures
The bowl-shaped monument in the German capital is designed to move when enough people gather. ... read more


Coronavirus: Archbishop of Dublin issues warning after church opens for Mass
Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin says that "disregard" of public health policy is "unacceptable". ... read more


Nissan backs UK plant but protests erupt in Spain
Almost 3,000 jobs will be lost in Spain but the carmaker says its Sunderland factory will stay open. ... read more


Coronavirus: France to reopen cafes, bars and restaurants
Paris is no longer a virus hotspot but will need careful monitoring, PM Edouard Philippe says. ... read more


Coronavirus: France set to roll out contact-tracing app before UK
One minister has compared the UK and France's outlier approaches to their nuclear deterrent effort. ... read more


Coronavirus: How Turkey took control of Covid-19 emergency
Even without imposing a total lockdown, Turkey seems to have handled the outbreak well. ... read more


Coronavirus: Nightmare spreads through Russia's care homes
Carers reveal the hidden spread of Covid-19 and official numbers appear not to tell the whole story. ... read more


Coronavirus: How lockdown is being lifted across Europe
As the UK alters its restrictions, how are other European countries reopening after lockdown? ... read more


Coronavirus: Rocky path ahead for European Commission
President Ursula von der Leyen has laid out the recovery package - now she needs nations to back it. ... read more


Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard
Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching. ... read more


Coronavirus: Why Merkel may help fund Europe's recovery plan
Germany’s leader has agreed to shoulder some of the burden, but four "frugal" EU states are unhappy. ... read more


Letter from Dunkirk soldier arrives 80 years later
The family of Pte Cole who died in World War Two says receiving his final letter was "unbelievable". ... read more


Denmark embraces live music drive-ins
Mads Langer performs a drive-in concert for music fans in Copenhagen while social distancing. ... read more


Minneapolis police precinct burns as George Floyd protests rage; CNN crew arrested
Gov. Tim Walz activated the state's National Guard and lawmakers pleaded for peace as protests and looting continued in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. ... read more


'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis
Reaction was fierce to the president using the term "thugs" and saying, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." ... read more


Activists call for murder charges in George Floyd's death. But they're rare against police.
The Minneapolis area has been rocked by fatal police shootings in recent years. Floyd's death "has mushroomed into this crisis," one activist said. ... read more


Watch a minute-to-minute breakdown leading up to George Floyd's deadly arrest
Millions have watched the video of George Floyd struggling to breathe while handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis Police Officer. But what happened in the moments leading up to his death? Emmanuelle Saliba looked at new security footage, cellphone videos and police reports to piece together what happened. ... read more


New video appears to show George Floyd on the ground with three officers
The 18-second clip shows three officers on the ground with him while another officer stands next to a police vehicle. ... read more


Twitter places warning on Trump post, saying tweet glorifies violence
"We've taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the tweet on Twitter," the company said. ... read more


CNN reporting crew arrested live on TV by Minnesota state police
Network correspondent Omar Jimenez and the crew could be seen being taken into custody, although Jimenez's media credentials appeared visible. ... read more


How private jet owners got a subsidy from coronavirus relief funds
Clay Lacy Aviation's use of paycheck protection funds illustrates one of the many ways the wealthiest Americans have benefited from programs to help workers. ... read more


Legal experts 'ratio' Trump's executive order aimed at social media companies
Congress has protected Twitter, Facebook and other platforms, and the president's action can't do away with that. ... read more


Cuomo backs businesses that bar customers without masks
The New York governor's move is a first and comes after a spate of incidents involving defiant patrons. ... read more


Enforcement of social distancing shows familiar pattern of racial disparity, experts say
“How rules are enforced is shaping what should be health-maintaining habits in communities of color,” one civil rights advocate said. ... read more


Lawsuit says Trump admin order unfairly separates immigrant parents from older kids
Children who are almost 21 are now put into a new non-prioritized category, where wait times for visas can take up to 76 years, the lawsuit alleges. ... read more


People are accidentally throwing out their stimulus payments — because they look like junk mail
The latest round of stimulus checks was issued in the form of prepaid debit cards — in plain white envelopes that don't bear any federal markings. ... read more


Great Clips where coronavirus-infected stylists worked closes after threats
More than 100 customers in Springfield, Missouri, were potentially exposed by the stylists who worked while infected. ... read more


Wisconsin reports record number of new coronavirus cases, deaths
Wisconsin saw a record number of new coronavirus cases and deaths, two weeks after the state’s Supreme Court struck down its stay-at-home order. ... read more


The good news is HBO Max's best new show stars Elmo. That's also the bad news.
Hopefully consumers can figure out the differences among HBO Max, Now and Go quickly enough to make it a streaming contender. ... read more


Larry Kramer was a true LGBT radical. And not just for his AIDS activism.
The playwright, who died this week at 84, created fundamental change in America through his art as much as his activism. ... read more


Coronavirus crisis puts hog farmers in uncharted territory: Kill their healthy livestock
“It’s an absolute last resort that is probably the hardest decision farmers will make in their farming careers,” the head of a pork producers association said of euthanizing herds. ... read more


As people embark on summer vacations, this city preps for surge in tourism — not coronavirus
"I've definitely heard locals grumble about tourists not wearing masks, as if they're on vacation, so they're on vacation from the coronavirus, as well," a food bank manager said. ... read more


A conservative strategist challenges Harvard. Advocates say a win brings back 'segregation.'
“Every applicant has a different story to tell, and race can be a part of that story. Students deserve the opportunity to be recognized for it,” a graduating Asian American Harvard student told NBC News. ... read more


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Minneapolis police precinct burns as George Floyd protests rage; CNN crew arrested
Gov. Tim Walz activated the state's National Guard and lawmakers pleaded for peace as protests and looting continued in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. ... read more


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'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis
Reaction was fierce to the president using the term "thugs" and saying, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." ... read more


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Activists call for murder charges in George Floyd's death. But they're rare against police.
The Minneapolis area has been rocked by fatal police shootings in recent years. Floyd's death "has mushroomed into this crisis," one activist said. ... read more


Watch a minute-to-minute breakdown leading up to George Floyd's deadly arrest
Millions have watched the video of George Floyd struggling to breathe while handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis Police Officer. But what happened in the moments leading up to his death? Emmanuelle Saliba looked at new security footage, cellphone videos and police reports to piece together what happened. ... read more


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New video appears to show George Floyd on the ground with three officers
The 18-second clip shows three officers on the ground with him while another officer stands next to a police vehicle. ... read more


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Twitter places warning on Trump post, saying tweet glorifies violence
"We've taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the tweet on Twitter," the company said. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_22/3369361/200528-cnn-reporter-arrested-al-0732_f90a5b11d02fa7fab9542dda6a1da41d.jpg
CNN reporting crew arrested live on TV by Minnesota state police
Network correspondent Omar Jimenez and the crew could be seen being taken into custody, although Jimenez's media credentials appeared visible. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_22/3367931/200528-clay-lacy-aviation-jet-cs-256p_e7407f2084efe1e41496b9522559e089.jpg
How private jet owners got a subsidy from coronavirus relief funds
Clay Lacy Aviation's use of paycheck protection funds illustrates one of the many ways the wealthiest Americans have benefited from programs to help workers. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_22/3367966/200528-donald-trump-cs-313p_81b910c427ed116b2cc1f8496620cbaf.jpg
Legal experts 'ratio' Trump's executive order aimed at social media companies
Congress has protected Twitter, Facebook and other platforms, and the president's action can't do away with that. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_22/3368276/200528-andrew-cuomo-ew-530p_bff10a3112578152fb3dacd7a6f4b639.jpg
Cuomo backs businesses that bar customers without masks
The New York governor's move is a first and comes after a spate of incidents involving defiant patrons. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_22/3367581/200528-social-distance-chicago-ew-1154a_53752fc13268c95fe8c3489b8bb580ce.jpg
Enforcement of social distancing shows familiar pattern of racial disparity, experts say
“How rules are enforced is shaping what should be health-maintaining habits in communities of color,” one civil rights advocate said. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_22/3368016/200528-us-mexico-border-migrants-se-346p_917aac7f19f981bc011fe5e13a9720ae.jpg
Lawsuit says Trump admin order unfairly separates immigrant parents from older kids
Children who are almost 21 are now put into a new non-prioritized category, where wait times for visas can take up to 76 years, the lawsuit alleges. ... read more


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People are accidentally throwing out their stimulus payments — because they look like junk mail
The latest round of stimulus checks was issued in the form of prepaid debit cards — in plain white envelopes that don't bear any federal markings. ... read more


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Great Clips where coronavirus-infected stylists worked closes after threats
More than 100 customers in Springfield, Missouri, were potentially exposed by the stylists who worked while infected. ... read more


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Wisconsin reports record number of new coronavirus cases, deaths
Wisconsin saw a record number of new coronavirus cases and deaths, two weeks after the state’s Supreme Court struck down its stay-at-home order. ... read more


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The good news is HBO Max's best new show stars Elmo. That's also the bad news.
Hopefully consumers can figure out the differences among HBO Max, Now and Go quickly enough to make it a streaming contender. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_22/3367476/200528-larry-kramer-1987-ew-1132a_32ce04d41fdf11c77ca0594911583635.jpg
Larry Kramer was a true LGBT radical. And not just for his AIDS activism.
The playwright, who died this week at 84, created fundamental change in America through his art as much as his activism. ... read more


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Coronavirus crisis puts hog farmers in uncharted territory: Kill their healthy livestock
“It’s an absolute last resort that is probably the hardest decision farmers will make in their farming careers,” the head of a pork producers association said of euthanizing herds. ... read more


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As people embark on summer vacations, this city preps for surge in tourism — not coronavirus
"I've definitely heard locals grumble about tourists not wearing masks, as if they're on vacation, so they're on vacation from the coronavirus, as well," a food bank manager said. ... read more


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A conservative strategist challenges Harvard. Advocates say a win brings back 'segregation.'
“Every applicant has a different story to tell, and race can be a part of that story. Students deserve the opportunity to be recognized for it,” a graduating Asian American Harvard student told NBC News. ... read more


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