MIT elects first black woman student body president in its

(CNN)Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have elected a black woman as president of the Undergraduate Association for the first time in the school's history.Danielle Geathers and running mate Yu Jing Chen won the student government election earlier this month. Princeton names its first black valedictorian in the university's historyGeathers just finished her sophomore…

A new civil lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein raped a 17-year-old

(CNN)Four women identified as Jane Does filed a lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein Thursday, alleging he sexually assaulted them. The allegations include the story of one woman who says Weinstein raped her in 1994 when she was about 17. The lawsuit also names as defendants Weinstein's brother, Robert Weinstein, their company Miramax and Disney, which owned Miramax for…

US warns India of China ‘aggression’ at border

The United States on Wednesday accused China of employing border clashes with India to try to shift the status quo, and encouraged New Delhi to resist.Alice Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia, drew parallels between the growing skirmishes in the Himalayas and Beijing's years of increasing assertiveness in the dispute-rife South China Sea."For…

High school seniors wed after cancer diagnosis leaves boy with

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Tokyo lifts state of emergency, braces for new lifestyle with

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As coronavirus ‘storm cloud’ gathers, black church in Missouri braces

(Reuters) - When Traci Blackmon, the senior pastor for a predominantly black church in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, is finally able to open the doors for service again, one of her main concerns is the collective sorrow her congregation will experience. Pastor Traci Blackmon poses inside the closed Christ the King United Church…

Pandemic raises fears for pregnant U

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Guadalupe Velazquez has a college degree, owns a flooring company and is pregnant with a baby girl due next month. Guadalupe Velazquez, who is currently living in a halfway house while serving a marijuana charge and due to have a baby in June, poses at her office in an undated photo, in…

Italian nightlife comes raging back, and some politicians are alarmed

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Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen in a video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.Hours after the officers’ dismissals were announced, thousands…

Griffin extremely skeptical of airborne lasers for missile defense

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s top technology expert now believes using airborne, directed-energy weapons for missile defense is unlikely to work, and that it’s not worth spending research and development funds on the effort.“I’m extremely skeptical that we can put a large laser on an aircraft and use it to shoot down an adversary missile,…
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