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Group asks justices to ban use of race in college admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants is asking the Supreme Court to ban the consideration of race in college admissions nationwide. ...

Gallinari hits Atlanta-record 10 3s, Hawks rout Celtics

ATLANTA (AP) — Danilo Gallinari set an Atlanta franchise record with 10 3-pointers in a 38-point spree that carried the Hawks to a 127-112 rout of the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. ...

What free college might actually look like

President Joe Biden proposed multiple “free college” measures while on the campaign trail. Do any of them have a real shot? Some experts think so. “The issue is bipartisan in its app...

Kentucky Senate GOP leader files no-knock warrant bill

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — One of Kentucky's top GOP lawmakers has filed legislation to ban some no-knock warrants nearly a year after the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot in her home mu...

Knight, Cara, HBCU bands among NBA All-Star Game performers

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta native Gladys Knight will be among the headline performers at the NBA All-Star Game on March 7, performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the pregame festivities. ...

Netflix doc to examine man behind college admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Netflix documentary will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal that sent actors Felicity ...

Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...

The Latest: UK speeds up vaccinations; all adults by July 31

LONDON — The British government says it aims to give every adult in the country a first dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31, a month earlier than its previous target. The goal is ...

Enrollment at US community colleges plummets amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — Peniella Irakoze is cold calling a list of 1,001 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this semester, checking on how they’re managing during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Google fires AI manager who protested her peer's departure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field. ...

Denmark restricts its border with Germany

Denmark is partially and temporarily closing its border with Germany from Friday night to stop the spread of coronavirus cases, a Danish minister announced on Friday. The closures follow a cluster ou...

The Latest: Sinovac delivers 1 million doses to Hong Kong

HONG KONG— China's Sinovac delivered 1 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac to Hong Kong on Friday evening. Government officials approved Sinovac’s two-dose vaccine on Thu...

Column: NBA makes the wrong call on All-Star Game

ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA had done a lot of things right during the pandemic. Not this time. For absolutely no justifiable reason other than boosting its bottom line, ...

NBA says All-Star will benefit Black colleges, COVID relief

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have completed details for the March 7 All-Star Game in Atlanta, saying Thursday it will generate more than $2.5 million for historically Black ...

FDU going against the norm, adding sports, not axing

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Brad Hurlbut took over as the athletic director at Fairleigh Dickinson in 2019, planning to increase the number of sports played at the small Division I school a short ride from N...