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January 24, 2016
PAKISTAN 4 linked to college attack arrested At least four people who allegedly helped militants launch an attack on a university in northwestern Pakistan this past week have been arrested, military sources said Saturday. Four militants stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday, killing 21 people before they were shot dead by security forces. "Four others who acted as facilitators of the terrorists have been arrested," Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, where Charsadda lies.
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January 23, 2016
By Emmanuel D. Babatunde The comments about historically black colleges being lesser schools that were credited to Justice Antonin Scalia during recent oral arguments on an affirmative action case are supremely disturbing. It is not only minorities who will suffer from an end to affirmative action. The two forces that propel the development of a vigorous nation or institution in a globalizing world are diversity and competition. Therefore, diversity is not an act of largesse to the minority.
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January 21, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writer
While the region braces for its first unofficial snow panic of the season, the government is about to announce that 2015 was the warmest year on record worldwide - probably by a comfortable margin. Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies say they will release their annual reports Wednesday. While the final piece - official December climate data - has not been made public, the first 11 months of the year were so historically balmy that the declaration of 2015 as the world's warmest year, surpassing 2014, is all but a certainty, weather watchers agree.
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