Demonstrators advocating for affirmative action

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that affirmative action in university admissions is unlawful, alluding to this Constitutional clause that requires balanced treatment for all under the law.

A protester in France

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About 180 people have been arrested and 170 officers have been injured as riots have erupted across France. What sparked the riots?

Nahel M., a 17-year-old French-Algerian boy, was killed by a police officer after driving in a bus lane and running a red light. Anonymous police sources initially claimed Nahel drove into the officers, but a video contradicted this, sparking nationwide protests and discussions about racism and excessive police force. The officer is being detained for voluntary homicide.

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Due to high false-positive rates and misleading marketing, what rapidly growing screening test is expected to soon need FDA approval?

Noninvasive prenatal tests use a small blood sample to screen for genetic abnormalities in the first trimester, and are used by over a third of pregnant women in the US. They’re accurate for common genetic disorders, but an investigation found that positive results for rarer conditions were wrong over 80% of the time.

Graduates helped  by the Pell Grant expansion

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The federal Pell Grant program, which provides tuition aid to the most in-need undergraduates, is controversially set to include this new demographic.

Starting July 1, prisoners can receive Pell Grants, ending a 1994 ban. Approximately 30,000 prisoners will receive $130M yearly in financial aid. This aims to lower recidivism rates and reduce the impact of mass incarceration. However, there is controversy among those who are against using tax dollars to fund inmate education.

Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán celebrating

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Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán became the first player in a decade to prevent all 27 of the opponent’s batters from getting on base. What’s that called?

Germán pitched a perfect game against the Oakland Athletics, allowing no runs and no walks on 99 pitches. The Yankees won 11-0. It’s the first perfect game since 2012, and only the 24th in MLB history. Germán has had a frustrating season and allowed over 10 runs in his previous start—his teammates celebrated his ability to bounce back.