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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

February 23, 2017
Jeremy W. Peters, Jo Becker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
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Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie

February 8, 2017
Emmarie Huetteman , Yamiche Alcindor | The New York Times
Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate as education secretary on Tuesday, but only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.
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Dems focus fire on DeVos, vulnerable Trump picks

February 7, 2017
Tom LoBianco, Ted Barrett, Manu Raju | CNN
Democrats are mounting a 24-hour blitz to try and sink at least one nomination from President Donald Trump's Cabinet.
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2 G.O.P. Senators to Vote Against Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

February 2, 2017
Yamiche Alcindor, Emmarie Huetteman | The New York Times
Two Republican senators on Wednesday said they would vote against President Trump’s nominee for education secretary.
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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in College Admissions

June 23, 2016
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin, ending a protracted legal battle. The vote was 4-3.
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Supreme Court decides Fisher v. University of Texas...again

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June 28, 2013
Three years ago, the Supreme Court sent an affirmative action case involving college admissions back to a lower court and said "strict scrutiny" should be applied when examining the University of Texas's race-based policy.
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