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( West Point Sued Over Using Race As an Admissions Factor
Sep 19th 2023, 07:20

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportWest Point was sued in U.S. federal court Tuesday for using race and ethnicity as factors in admissions by the same group behind the lawsuit that resulted in the Supreme Court striking down affirmative action in college admissions. Students for Fair Admissions claims that West Point is violating the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which contains an equal-protection principle that binds the federal government.


( Mental Health Among Afghan Women Declining, U.N. Report Finds
Sep 19th 2023, 07:20

Source: ( ABC News - InternationalThe mental health of Afghan women, who have suffered under harsh measures imposed by the Taliban since it took power two years ago, has deteriorated across the country, according to a joint report from three U.N. agencies released Tuesday. Nearly 70% of respondents said that feelings of anxiety, isolation, and depression had grown significantly worse between April and June, an increase from 57% in the preceding quarter, according to the report.


( World Leaders Stress Urgent Need to Fight Hunger, Poverty, Climate Change
Sep 19th 2023, 07:20

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportWorld leaders meeting at the United Nations on Monday warned of peril unless the world acts with urgency to rescue a set of 2030 development goals to wipe out hunger and extreme poverty and to battle climate change. Their declaration, adopted by consensus at a summit before the annual U.N. General Assembly, embraces a 2015 list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals that also include water, energy, reducing inequality, and achieving gender equality.


( Black Student in Texas Suspended for His Hairstyle; School Defends Decision
Sep 19th 2023, 07:19

Source: ( PBS EducationThe same week his state outlawed racial discrimination based on hairstyles, a Black high school student in Texas was suspended because school officials said his locs violated the district's dress code. Darryl George, a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, received an in-school suspension after he was told his hair fell below his eyebrows and ear lobes. George, 17, wears his hair in thick twisted dreadlocks tied on top of his head.


( U.S. Census Wants to Ask About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Sep 19th 2023, 07:19

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportThe U.S. Census Bureau asked the White House Tuesday for permission to test questions about sexual orientation and gender identity for people age 15 and above on the American Community Survey—its most comprehensive annual survey of life in the country—which collects data from 3.5 million households each year. Federal agencies are interested in the data for civil rights and equal employment enforcement, the Census Bureau said in a Federal...


( Emergency Room Doctors May Consult with ChatGPT in the Future
Sep 19th 2023, 07:18

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsEmergency medicine doctors someday might rely on artificial intelligence programs like ChatGPT to help them quickly diagnose patients' ailments. A new study found that ChatGPT performed as well as human doctors in diagnosing patients when both were given the same set of clinical information. Doctors had the correct diagnosis within their top-five list 87% of the time, and a free version of ChatGPT had the correct diagnosis listed 97% of the time.


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