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Justice Department to probe affirmative action in college admissions: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is planning to investigate and possibly sue universities over admissions policies that discriminate against white applicants, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a department document. Reuters: U.S.

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Last of 12 escaped Alabama jail inmates recaptured in Florida

(Reuters) – The last of 12 jail inmates who escaped from an Alabama lockup over the weekend was recaptured in South Florida on Tuesday by a team of local and federal law enforcement officers, according to the sheriff’s office in ...

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Wray confirmed by Senate to lead FBI after Comey firing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray as FBI chief, nearly three months after the agency’s previous director, James Comey, was fired by President Donald Trump. Reuters: U.S.

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Playdek Officially Gives Up On Unsung Story, Hoists Upon A Publisher

Playdek Officially Gives Up On Unsung Story, Hoists Upon A Publisher

In 2014, at the height of Kickstarter's video game renaissance, a small developer named Playdek announced a dream project for many: a spiritual sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics in collaboration with that game's writer and director, Yasumi Matsuno. Today, after ...

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Apple forecasts revenue above estimates, shares sail to record

(Reuters) – Apple Inc forecast current-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, helping to allay investor concerns about a possible delay in the launch of the iPhone’s 10th-anniversary edition later this year, and sending its shares to an ...

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Fragile economy stays Putin’s hand in stand-off with U.S.

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian leader Vladimir Putin is unlikely to risk an escalating round of tit-for-tat sanctions with Washington because the only measures that would hurt the United States would also endanger Russia’s fragile economic recovery. Reuters: Top News

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U.S. eases environment laws for Mexico border wall near San Diego

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday it would waive environmental and related laws in order to expedite building security-related barriers and roads along the nation’s border with Mexico near San Diego. Reuters: Top News

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President Xi says China loves peace but won’t compromise on sovereignty

BEIJING (Reuters) – China loves peace but will never compromise on defending its sovereignty, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday while marking 90 years since the founding of the People’s Liberation Army. Reuters: World News

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U.S. begins Russia drawdown after Kremlin retaliates for sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States began removing furniture and equipment from a diplomatic property in Moscow on Tuesday in the first sign of compliance with a Kremlin order to slash its presence in Russia as retaliation for new U.S. ...

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Tacoma Review – Facing Mortality In Space

Tacoma Review – Facing Mortality In Space

In 2013, Fullbright’s Gone Home spearheaded a new surge in narrative-focused exploration in gaming, focusing less on traditional gameplay and putting more emphasis on player directed storytelling. Tacoma is Fullbright’s next game, and while it may not reinvent the genre ...

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