FROM Steve Stecklow
How Are Foreign Students Cheating on the SAT? It was nervous time for thousands of American high school seniors when they sat down to take the SAT on March 5th. Their scores will impact where they go to college. But it looks like many of their foreign counterparts may have a serious, and seriously unfair, leg up on the test. A Reuters investigation says that many foreign students, particularly in Asia, have had access to significant parts of the tests. Documents reveal that not only has the non-profit administering the tests known about the problems for some time, they’ve reused tests they knew were compromised.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."