Here’s Why the New “Adversity Score” with the SAT Still Doesn’t Solve the Problem

Here’s Why the New “Adversity Score” with the SAT Still Doesn’t Solve the Problem

The College Board is trying to address one of the main criticisms of the SAT: that it reduces a college applicant to a simple number — calculated proficiency in reading, writing and math — which could define their entire future. But some advocates and experts think the board’s new “adversity score” might just be another…
Sudan’s peaceful revolution faces military violence: “They’re shooting people all over”

Sudan’s peaceful revolution faces military violence: “They’re shooting people all over”

KHARTOUM, Sudan —Talks over the formation of a new government fell to the wayside this week after Khartoum was engulfed in the worst outbreak of violence since protesters ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir over a month ago. Now, with tension in the streets and negotiations deadlocked, the next few days could decide whether Sudan transitions peacefully…
Missouri Just Passed a Bill to Ban Abortions After 8 Weeks

Missouri Just Passed a Bill to Ban Abortions After 8 Weeks

Missouri’s state Legislature just passed a near-total abortion ban, sending it to the governor’s desk Friday morning just hours after Alabama’s governor signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill into law. The governor of Missouri, Mike Parson, has vowed to make his state one of the strongest anti-abortion states in the country, and is expected…
3 fires at Jewish Centers in Massachusetts Were “Intentionally Set”

3 fires at Jewish Centers in Massachusetts Were “Intentionally Set”

Three fires — two at a rabbi’s house and one at a nearby Jewish center — were intentionally set, Massachusetts state officials said Friday. At around 10 p.m on Thursday night, police and firefighters in Needham, Massachusetts, about 20 miles from Boston, responded to reports of a fire at the Chabad Jewish Center. By the…
There’s a Mental Health Crisis Among Florida’s Kids

There’s a Mental Health Crisis Among Florida’s Kids

TAMPA, Florida — Anyone in Florida can be “Baker Acted,” but it’s become much more common for kids recently. The decades-old state law says that someone threatening to harm themselves or others can be involuntarily or voluntarily committed to a mental health facility for 72 hours. Invoking the act has become so common in Florida…
This Doctor Won’t Stop Mailing Abortion Pills to the U.S. — Even Though the FDA Ordered Her to

This Doctor Won’t Stop Mailing Abortion Pills to the U.S. — Even Though the...

One of the most prominent abortion providers in the world announced Friday that she will not stop sending pills that trigger abortions to the United States — even though the FDA has ordered her to close up shop. “I tried to go to a local Planned Parenthood but my boyfriend tracked my location and showed…
Colombia tells 800 Venezuelan soldiers to get a job instead of overthrowing Maduro

Colombia tells 800 Venezuelan soldiers to get a job instead of overthrowing Maduro

BOGOTA — Williams Cancino thought he had come to Colombia to join an army that would one day liberate his native Venezuela from embattled President Nicolas Maduro’s grasp. For almost three months, he waited alongside more than 800 fellow military defectors for the revolution to begin. But it never did. Now, instead of worrying if…
Bill Barr picked a “Mueller-like” prosecutor to investigate the Mueller probe

Bill Barr picked a “Mueller-like” prosecutor to investigate the Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — The last time John Durham led a high-profile probe of the FBI, the career prosecutor from Connecticut earned a reputation as a doggedly independent, non-political investigator. This time, the question will be whether he can keep it. Durham, 69, has stepped into one of the most politically explosive jobs in Trump’s America: reviewing…
Here Are The Latest Depressing Details From The U.K.’s Endless Brexit Hell

Here Are The Latest Depressing Details From The U.K.’s Endless Brexit Hell

Just when you thought Brexit couldn’t get any worse, Brexit got worse. On Friday, talks between the government and the opposition broke down, plunging the country back into a cloud of Brexit chaos and uncertainty. Adding to the mess are next week’s pointless EU elections, a Prime Minister who is set to resign within weeks,…
Elizabeth Warren Just Dropped a Plan for Fighting the Alabama Abortion Ban

Elizabeth Warren Just Dropped a Plan for Fighting the Alabama Abortion Ban

Days after Alabama passed a law to ban almost all abortions in the state, Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a blueprint for fighting back. In a Medium post published Friday morning, the 2020 presidential contender declared that she wants to pass federal laws that would block states from interfering with providers’ ability to offer abortion services…

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