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The Supreme Court upheld a Michigan law banning colleges from using race as a factor in college admissions. In a 6-2 ruling, the justices found that a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the law as discriminatory, according to CNN. The state law, which Michigan voters approved in 2006, bans publicly funded colleges and universities from "granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin."  "This case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved. It is about who may resolve it,"...
Bryant University in Rhode Island has asked its graduating students to not take selfies on stage when they recieve their diplomas in May. The move comes from the concern that University President Ronald Machtley's social media presence and popularity could slow down the graduation ceremony. "I tweet a lot, I have 2,200 followers on campus and I think the fear was … because I take a lot of selfies throughout the school year that it would become an epidemic,” he says. “Our staff was trying to protect me and the students from making this ceremony any longer." President Machtley also fears that...
A ferry sinks off the coast of South Korea, taking dozens of lives and leaving hundreds trapped as the ship gradually went under water. The literary world also mourned the death of Noble Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, whose works live on forever. Welcome back to NEWSFLASH, giving you the week's biggest stories! 29 Dead, Hundreds Missing As South Korean Ferry Sinks A South Korean ferry carrying at least 450 passengers flipped onto its side during transit, claiming 29 lives and leaving hundreds of other passengers missing. The ferry was traveling from the northwest port of...