FOX News: College Board CEO defends SAT ‘adversity score,’ tells underprivileged students, ‘We can see you’

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College Board CEO David Coleman defended the SAT “adversity score” on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Friday, saying  the messaging behind the new criteria is to say “we can see you” to students from low-income or “demanding circumstances.”

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Deutsche Welle from Michael_Novakhov (6 sites): Deutsche Welle: Italy accepts migrant families rescued by Sea-Watch ship

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Rome had blocked a rescue ship from entering Italian territorial waters. But the coast guard then agreed to help families on board and take them to Lampedusa.

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Deutsche Welle from Michael_Novakhov (6 sites)


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Voice of America: US Navy Veteran Killed in Nicaraguan Prison

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Eddy Montes, a protester shot dead in a Nicaragua prison this week, was a naturalized U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, but ultimately returned to the Central American country where he fought for a change in government, his family said.

Montes died Thursday after he and other prisoners tried to snatch a gun from a guard while the International Red Cross was visiting the prison, the Nicaraguan interior ministry said, adding that the guard acted in self-defense.

He had been jailed…

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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Russian Economy Slows Sharply As Consumer Demand Falls Amid VAT Hike

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Russia’s economy slowed sharply in the first quarter, with the government placing the blame on reduced consumer demand following an unpopular hike in the value-added tax (VAT).

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Reuters: World News: China paper says U.S.’s forced tech transfer claims are ‘fabricated’

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The United States has “fabricated” accusations that China forces firms to hand over technology in exchange for market access, China’s top Communist Party newspaper said on Saturday, the latest salvo in a bitter trade war.

Reuters: World News


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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Netherlands, Sweden, Australia Favored To Win Eurovision Finals In Israel

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Bookmakers have made the Netherlands, Sweden, and Australia favorites going into Eurovision Song Contest finals, the annual song fest that draws tens of millions of viewers from around the globe.

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Voice of America: US to Fly Migrants From Texas to San Diego

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Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning Friday, the agency said.

Border officials said they are developing plans to fly potentially thousands of migrant families to other places away from the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

The agency said the number of people apprehended at the border since Oct. 1 was nearly 520,000, the highest in a decade.

In the past week, there…

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Reuters: World News: U.S. citizen shot dead in Nicaraguan prison was a Navy veteran, critic of President Ortega

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Eddy Montes, a protestor shot dead in a Nicaragua prison this week, was a naturalized U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, but ultimately returned to the Central American country where he fought for a change in government, his family said.

Reuters: World News


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