The Federal Government Lost 1,475 Immigrant Children

The Federal Government Lost 1,475 Immigrant Children

The figure raises concerns about the new child separation policy.

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Denied permission to speak at his own graduation, Holy Cross valedictorian delivers speech outside

Denied permission to speak at his own graduation, Holy Cross valedictorian delivers speech outside

Holy Cross High School's graduating valedictorian and student council president learned hours before Friday night's graduation that they would not be allowed to deliver their planned — and, they thought, pre-approved — speeches at the ceremony.

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Democracy is not a truth machine

Democracy is not a truth machine

"That means for example that if all the climate scientists in the world were wiped out by a freak meteor at a conference, climate science would quickly reappear and say basically the same things again, as more or less happened when the Catholic Church tried to suppress heliocentricism." By Thomas R. Wells.

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He slept in homeless shelters as a kid. Now he’s going to Harvard on a full ride

He slept in homeless shelters as a kid. Now he's going to Harvard on a full ride

When he was a kid, Richard Jenkins raised his hand in class so often bullies started calling him "Harvard." "It was their way of taunting me, like, 'Oh, you think you're so smart," he said. As it turns out, he was. Now, after overcoming a challenging childhood, the high school senior from Philadelphia is headed to Harvard University on a full scholarship. Jenkins, 18, faced a multitude of difficulties growing up, including poverty, medical emergencies and harassment from his classmates. But he turned these obstacles into motivation to create a better future for himself and his family.

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