- Making News: Supreme Court Splits over Affirmative Action
The United States Supreme Court today issued a pair of split decisions on affirmative action, upholding one such program at the University of Michigan while disapproving another. Newsweek-s Debra Rosenberg reports that the Court approved the use of race for promoting diversity but struck down a point-system that considered race as a factor for violating the equal protection clause of the Constitution.
- Reporter's Notebook: Disappearing Jets
A commercial jetliner is a seemingly impossible thing to hide, yet a Boeing 727 has been missing since it took off May 25 from Luanda, the capital of Angola. With many theories but no answers, the CIA and State Department have launched a massive, international effort to find the 153-foot, 200,000-pound aircraft. John Mintz of the Washington Post says it just might never be found.
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Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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