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Differences Over Migration Policy Throw German Government Into Crisis
Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner wants to bar migrants from entering Germany if they've applied for asylum elsewhere, and has given her two weeks to tighten asylum rules.
Crime & Justice
Former CIA Employee Charged In Massive Leak Of Confidential Information
Joshua Schulte allegedly stole material for an unnamed organization — thought to be WikiLeaks — to post online. The group released a trove of documents on the agency's hacking tools last year.
A Look At Social Media Finds Some Possible Benefits For Kids
Researchers analyzing data from a study looking at adolescent cognition found greater social media use was associated with increased physical activity and less family conflict.
Business & Economy
California Lottery Sales Are Shattering Records — But Schools Aren’t Hitting The Jackpot
The California Lottery is minting money. This year, revenues will soar to $6.9 billion. That should be good news for the state’s schools, the lottery's only beneficiary. Yet even as ticket sales have skyrocketed, California schools aren’t seeing much of a return on that investment
US & World
Judge Tosses Kansas' Proof-Of-Citizenship Voter Law, And Rebukes Sec. Of State Kobach
Kansas had one of the strictest voter registration laws in the U.S. But a federal judge says it's unconstitutional — and she is requiring Kris Kobach to take legal classes to brush up on the rules.
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How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College
Nearly one-fourth of high-achieving students from low-income families apply to college completely on their own. One approach to make the experience better? Pair students up with a virtual adviser.
House GOP Immigration Bill Would Modify — But Not End — Child Detentions
Under the legislation, children would be held in the same place as their parents if the parents are detained. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., says he'd back a compromise bill.
Environment & Science
McDonald's Says It's Ditching Plastic Straws In U.K. And Ireland
McDonald's also says it will test alternatives to plastic straws in some restaurants in the U.S. and several other countries later this year.
Arts & Entertainment
24 awesome things to do this weekend in Southern California
There’s plenty to do with (or without) dad! Cat art, chalk art, donuts, murals, art deco cocktails, a silent dance party and dungeon master training... with Wil Wheaton.