A professor pickets outside campus

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Nearly 30,000 faculty and staff of this university, the largest public university system in the U.S, walked off the job yesterday to demand wage increases.

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On the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, who visited Wisconsin to initiate a national tour aimed at defending reproductive rights?

Vice President Kamala Harris started a national tour in support of reproductive rights and to critique restrictive abortion laws. She specifically targeted former President Donald Trump for his appointment of three Supreme Court justices who aimed to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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The S&P 500 hit a new record high. Which of the following four companies are all part of the "Magnificent Seven," a group of stocks that has driven the climb since October 2022?

The "Magnificent Seven" is a term coined for seven tech stocks - Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tesla - that have collectively risen nearly 117% since October 2022, outperforming the other 493 companies in the S&P 500. These companies account for 29% of the S&P 500's market value, with Nvidia showing a staggering rise of 417%.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated a huge temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Ram. What structure at its site was destroyed by a mob of Hindu activists in 1992?

The new Ram temple in Ayodhya, India is a significant symbol for Hindu nationalists as Ayodhya is thought to be the original home of Lord Rama, one of the most important Hindu gods. In 1992, Hindu activists from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) razed the mosque that stood there. The BJP currently controls India's government.

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Which leading US cancer institute, affiliated with Harvard, is planning to retract and correct several research papers after a British scientist exposed faulty data in numerous studies?

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a leading US cancer treatment and research institute affiliated with Harvard, plans to retract and correct numerous studies due to the discovery of faulty data. This data, including manipulated images, was exposed by a British scientist], leading to a significant setback in the institute's research credibility.