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Dozens of supporters and observers packed into the courtroom and two overflow rooms Monday, a day after backers from both sides hosted separate rallies in the Boston area. But schools must first use race-neutral options, like grades and test scores, to meet their diversity goals, said Mike Reilly, executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
  • Reims: un enfant de 13 mois meurt martyrisé par ses parents

    Reims: un enfant de 13 mois meurt martyrisé par ses parents

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    Un couple a été mis en examen dimanche pour " meurtre aggravé " après la mort de leur bébé de 13 mois à Reims (Marne), rapporte l'Union . Les deux parents - un Français de 34 ans né en Mauritanie et une Ivoirienne de 22 ans - ont été placés en détention provisoire et encourent la réclusion à perpétuité .
  • Police lock down Cologne train station after man takes woman hostage

    Police lock down Cologne train station after man takes woman hostage

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    Before getting into the pharmacy, the man lit a Molotov cocktail inside a restaurant at the station, Cologne police said. RPT police said a hostage was taken at Breslauer Platz, a major square near the busy train station. Police said they found a passport issued to a 55-year-old Syrian man at the scene, and that the suspect had claimed to be a member of the Islamic State militant group.
  • Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza protests

    Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza protests

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    The Palestinian deaths bring to around 200 the number of Gazans killed since the border protests began on March 30, according to Palestinian Health Ministry figures. A 48-year-old Palestinian mother of eight was killed late Friday night when Israeli settlers threw rocks at the vehicle she was in with her husband on a northern West Bank road, according to Palestinian medical and security sources.
  • Brexit talks between Raab and Barnier fail to secure breakthrough

    Brexit talks between Raab and Barnier fail to secure breakthrough

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    The European proposal would keep Northern Ireland in the EU's customs union, but UK Brexit supporters warn it could keep the whole country in the customs union indefinitely. The comment will anger Brexiteer ministers who pushed for a end date during a 90-minute crunch cabinet meeting. Any move for the PM has become both harder, and more urgent.
  • Haute-Savoie : un vététiste tué par un chasseur

    Haute-Savoie : un vététiste tué par un chasseur

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    C'est lors d'une battue au gros gibier, organisée sur les hauteurs du village par l'association de chasse de Montriond, dans le Chablais, que le vététiste a été touché par une balle tirée par l'un des invités de la battue. Vététiste assidu, l'homme était " parfaitement identifiable " sur ce chemin fréquenté, pentu et difficile d'accès, situé à 1.350 mètres d'altitude. Le jeune chasseur , en état de choc, a dû être hospitalisé.
  • Theresa May plus que jamais sous pression — Brexit

    Theresa May plus que jamais sous pression — Brexit

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    Une manière de signifier à Theresa May de ne pas fléchir devant les Vingt-Sept, en la menaçant de démissionner juste avant le sommet. Michel Barnier insiste ainsi pour obtenir l'engagement ferme que, faute de meilleure solution lors des négociations sur la relation future entre l'UE et Londres, l'Irlande du Nord seule restera dans l'union douanière et le marché unique.
  • Kushner likely paid nearly no federal income taxes for years

    Kushner likely paid nearly no federal income taxes for years

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    The Times did not see Kushner's tax returns themselves, according to the report. Documents released by the White House in June showed Kushner held assets worth at least $181 million, the Associated Press reported . The Times wrote that "nothing in the documents suggests Mr. Kushner or his company broke the law ". The newspaper's independent review of the documents did not reveal any wrongdoing on the part of Kushner.
  • UE: Accord au forceps pour réduire les émissions de voitures

    UE: Accord au forceps pour réduire les émissions de voitures

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    L'Allemagne , place forte de l'industrie automobile, avait prévenu ses partenaires que des objectifs trop ambitieux nuiraient aux constructeurs européens et à l'emploi. Mais la ministre social-démocrate défendra " la position coordonnée " au sein de la coalition gouvernementale allemande dominée par les conservateurs.
  • SKorean climbers and 4 Nepalese guides missing in storm

    SKorean climbers and 4 Nepalese guides missing in storm

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    Five South Korean climbers and four Nepali guides were swept off a cliff by strong winds as they waited for fairer weather before starting their ascent of Mount Gurja, a mountain of 23,599ft in west Nepal. A police rescue team is now making its way on foot to the site while the helicopter team hopes to return to the camp on Sunday, if weather conditions improve.
  • Florida counting cost as Hurricane Michael causes huge devastation

    Florida counting cost as Hurricane Michael causes huge devastation

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    One of those deaths would be a man killed by a falling tree. In Panama City, 20 miles northwest of Mexico Beach, buildings were crushed and boats were scattered around. That would allow VDOT and utility crews faster access to and work at clearing the roads of downed trees and power lines. Northam said the declaration was made in anticipation of the impact Michael could cause to the area.
  • Princess Eugenie leaves Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle speechless at wedding

    Princess Eugenie leaves Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle speechless at wedding

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    They are the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, who are divorced but enjoy an amicable relationship. In attendance to witness the wedding of the ninth in line to the throne were 850 guests, including Queen Elizabeth II , Prince Philip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and more-and the fashion was absolutely regal.
  • Les Etats doivent agir maintenant et avec détermination — Rapport du GIEC

    Les Etats doivent agir maintenant et avec détermination — Rapport du GIEC

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    Si le mercure continue de grimper au rythme actuel , sous l'effet des émissions de gaz à effet de serre , il devrait atteindre +1,5 degré entre 2030 et 2052, note le rapport, basé sur plus de 6000 études. Selon les projections, au rythme actuel, ce seuil d'1,5°C sera franchi entre 2030 et 2052. " L'objectif d'1,5 degré est encore tenable selon le GIEC ".
  • M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

    M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

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    Haiti's President Jovenel Moise took to Twitter on Sunday to write , "Emergency operations are multiplying". There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The agency confirmed that some homes were destroyed or damaged, without offering specific figures. Residents using saws or their bare hands scrambled to recover metal support rods from the debris for resale, before being chased away by authorities.