If onetime University of Texas aspirant Abigail Fisher prevails on all of her claims, the last tepid vestiges of race-conscious affirmative action will end at public colleges and universities throughout the land.
Dead at age 90, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (at right) was praised by President Obama "as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond." But analysts accuse him of turning the Syrian uprising into a proxy war with Iran, and U.S. diplomatic cables identified the country as the world's largest funder of militant Islamist groups.
The former national security adviser and secretary of state backed out of delivering a graduation address at Rutgers University after protests by faculty and students over her role in the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and the destabilization of the Middle East in the Iraq War.
As part of an enormous effort to make television programming available for scholarly and journalistic use, the digital librarians at Internet Archive have compiled more than 3,000 hours' worth of international TV news across 20 channels from the week immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. (more)
New Jersey's leaders have some heavy lifting to do, quickly. Scientists who have reviewed the most detailed study yet produced on the subject of sea level changes over the last 2,000 years are predicting a three-foot rise for the state's coastline by the end of the century. (more)