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ACT test changes could mean higher scores, especially for wealthy students

Students will be able to retake sections of the ACT test. But the test has a fee, so wealthier students may be more able to retake it.

Police: 3 suspected of killing witness at Dallas cop
Police: 3 suspected of killing witness at Dallas cop's trial

Three Louisiana men are suspected in the killing of a witness who testified at the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer, authorities said Tuesday, cautioning that the killing had nothing at all to do with that trial or case. Moore said Jacquerious Mitchell told police that Brown shot him in the chest after Green and Brown began fighting during the drug deal, and that Green then shot Brown twice.

Kurdish forces in Syria fear Turkey will launch attacks rapidly to take advantage of
Kurdish forces in Syria fear Turkey will launch attacks rapidly to take advantage of 'confusion' caused by Trump's US troop withdrawal plan

Uncertainty caused by Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria is likely to lead to Turkish aggression in the short term, sources say.

Trans people will be able to choose their gender for next census after bill passes final stage
Trans people will be able to choose their gender for next census after bill passes final stage

The next census will enable trans people to choose their gender for the first time, after the controversial Bill passed its final stage in the Houses of Parliament.  A census collects demographic information about all UK residents and takes place in the UK every decade, with the next one planned for March 2021.  However, on Tuesday, MPs concluded the third reading of the The Census (Return of Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill. This means that trans people will be able to input their gender in addition to the mandatory sex question. Trans rights campaigners have lauded the inclusion of new questions on the next census as "a major victory for equality". However feminist academics...

Peru's President Tries to Solve a Latin American Riddle

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Latin America's return to democracy has hit many craters, mostly at the hands of rogue presidents who centralize power and trample the law. But what happens when the lawmakers are the rogues?Peru may reveal the answer to that riddle. After months of clashes, a willful president and a crony legislature hit an impenetrable impasse. Repeatedly thwarted in his attempts to reform politics and pass anti-graft legislation, President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress last week and called for fresh elections. Congress retaliated by voting to dissolve his presidency and installed the vice president in his place. Her tenure lasted 36 hours. Now one of Latin America's most...

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Nazi Germany's Me-262 Jet Fighter Was Revolutionary but Too Late

The Allies would quickly learn from the design.

US senator barred from Kashmir as lockdown enters 3rd month
US senator barred from Kashmir as lockdown enters 3rd month

A U.S. senator and a well-known Indian activist were barred from visiting Indian-administered Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan territory where at least 10 people were injured Saturday in a grenade blast as a government security and communications lockdown entered a third month. Since removing several constitutional provisions in August that gave the state of Jammu and Kashmir semi-autonomy, Indian authorities have flooded the Kashmir Valley, the heart of a decades-old armed insurgency, with thousands of additional troops. Ram Madhav, a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling Hindu nationalist party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said leaders under house arrest in...

Spanish police arrest man on suspicion of Islamic State links

Spanish police said on Saturday they had arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, adding that a search of his home found explosive-making chemicals and a list of targets. Identified only as "A.A.A," the Spanish citizen was arrested in Parla, a town near Madrid, on suspicion of incitement to commit attacks and terrorist threats, police said in a statement. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks in 2017 in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 people.


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