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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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Clinton to pledge that no family pays more than 10 percent of income on child care

May 10, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton is pledging Tuesday that as president she will ensure that families pay no more than 10 percent of their income on child care, a significant and rising cost for working parents.
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For Malia Obama, a study break and time out of the presidential spotlight

May 2, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
Malia Obama’s decision to take a year off before attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017 reflects a growing trend among driven teenagers to pursue other interests and get a respite from the academic grind that has come to define high school for many young Americans.
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