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The Supreme Court on Tuesday accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action, as justices upheld a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity.Michael Doyle
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that Proposal 2 in Michigan did not violate the US Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause as charged by groups favoring the use of affirmative action in college admissions.Warren Richey
The Obama trip to Asia fits a pattern of recent presidents trying to help a fractious region avoid conflicts by uniting around shared values. Pivotal to this US role are a regional trade pact and China's acceptance of universal values.the Monitor's Editorial Board
The Cowboy and Indian Alliance met Tuesday morning in front of the Capital to kick off a five-day protest against the proposed expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline.Anna Bisaro
Using an isotope of krypton stored in air bubbles within the Antarctic ice, researchers aim to learn about the Earth's past.Sudeshna Chowdhury
After two bombs ripped through the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon, Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a ballroom dance teacher, lost her left leg from the knee down. About 200 days later, she danced the rhumba thanks to a prosthetic bionic limb created by researchers at MIT – an innovation that could improve the lives of amputees for years to come.Karis Hustad
The heavy anti-tank missiles recently shown in videos being fired by Western-backed Syrian rebels were manufactured in the United States, and their transfer to the rebels would have required direct American government approval, according to experts in international weapons deals.Mitchell Prothero,Jonathan S. Landay
Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is in recovery after heart surgery, his office said Tuesday. The 63-year-old senator was taken to the hospital overnight after suffering chest and arm pain.David Lightman
Top Justice Department officials are fanning out across college campuses to fight violence against women.Michael Doyle
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has a good story to tell and she tells it well.David Holahan
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