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.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.”