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Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person 2014

    It's official: Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful Person for 2014, besting other gorgeous ladies like Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Julianna Margulies. The annual Most Beautiful cover was unveiled on the Today show Wednesday, April 23: This should come as no surprise to the magazine's readers (and to the world, really), and it's not only because Nyong'o is breathtakingly beautiful. The breakout star of "12 Years a Slave," this year's Best Picture, won an Oscar... Read more

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Shonda Rhimes named Dartmouth commencement speaker

Shonda Rhimes named Dartmouth commencement speaker

  If she had been asked to speak at Commencement a few years ago, Shonda Rhimes ’91 said, she would have declined, not believing she had enough to say. When College President Phil Hanlon flew to Los Angeles to meet with her and then called a week later to ask her to address the Class of 2014, she said, time and perspective gave her the confidence to accept. “The difference between a couple of years ago and... Read more

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No, After the Schuette Case, Affirmative Action Isn’t Going to Be OK

No, After the Schuette Case, Affirmative Action Isn’t Going to Be OK

  True, the Supreme Court’s ruling was a narrow one. But it’s still going to speed up the end of affirmative action as we know it.   Above the Law’s Elie Mystal doesn’t think that affirmative action supporters need to hyperventilate over Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action—which upheld Michigan’s ban on race-conscious admissions policies at state colleges—because, he writes, the justices, in fact, “didn’t rule that affirmative action is unconstitutional.” And indeed,... Read more

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Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

  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. The 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan Constitution that forbids the state's public colleges to take race into account. That change was indeed up to... Read more

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Former Boxer Dies At 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Former Boxer Dies At 76

  Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his... Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

    Political blogger Jonathan Chait wrote earlier this week that recent Senate filibuster brinksmanship coupled with a GOP takeover of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections could result in a showdown over a hypothetical Obama nomination to the Supreme Court in 2015 or 2016 -- particularly if the nominee would replace one of the five conservatives. Says Chait: It may seem implausible that Republicans would simply refuse to allow Obama to appoint any justice to such... Read more

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President Obama: "Easter Is a Story of Hope"

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    In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama offered Easter greetings and called on Americans to look beyond their different faiths to foster a sense of community. "The common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs - is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves," President Obama said. "For me, Easter is a story of hope - a belief... Read more

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Protesters say he shouldn't speak at a police ceremony because he's in contempt of Congress. Read more

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Apr 24, 2014 Health News

Go ahead and indulge in that extra cup of coffee. New research suggests that an extra cup of coffee is associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.Researchers... Read more

Feds to Take Over Oregon's Broken Health…

Apr 24, 2014 Health News

The federal government is ready to take over Oregon’s broken health insurance exchange, which had failed far more spectacularly than HealthCare.gov ever did.A panel of experts advised state officials... Read more

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FDA Prepares to Regulate E-Cigarettes

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By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Fundraising for a new statue depicting Joe Paterno "as the man he was and not Joe the football coach" is set to... Read more

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Apr 24, 2014 Sports News

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