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Charles Krauthammer: Finally getting it right on affirmative action

Every once in a while a great, conflicted country gets an insoluble problem exactly right.

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High Court ruling shows a need for new ways to promote diversity on college campuses

The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post:

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Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds a…

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Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

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Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

Michael Wheeler distributes “stop gun control” badges as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visits the town of Ellijay to sign a bill widening the number of places where people can carry guns.

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New Georgia law expands gun-carry rights

New Georgia law expands gun-carry rights

ELLIJAY, Ga. — Criticized by one group as the “guns everywhere” bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government b…

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Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

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Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

CORRECTS FIRST NAME IN FIRST SENTENCE TO CHELSEA INSTEAD OF BRADLEY - FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on Manning…

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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents o…

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Court: Voters can ban race factor in college admissions

Court: Voters can ban race factor in college admissions

WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

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Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

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Intelligence chief forbids unauthorized talks with reporters

Intelligence chief forbids unauthorized talks with reporters

WASHINGTON — Employees of U.S. intelligence agencies have been barred from discussing any intelligence-related matter — even if it isn’t classified — with journalists without authorization, according to a new directive by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

NEW YORK — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

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