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Morning Roundup: From The New York Times: Applications to Elite Universities Rise Many of the nation's most...


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From The New York Times: Applications to Elite Universities Rise
Many of the nation's most selective colleges and universities are scheduled to inform applicants of their decisions on Thursday.

From The New York Times: Mississippi A.C.L.U. Rejects $20,000 for Alternate Prom
The gift came from the American Humanist Association, an advocacy group whose mission is to promote "good without God."

From The New York Times: Inventive New Private School Hits Old Hurdles
The Blue School has held to its progressive roots, but it has taken on trappings familiar to New York private school parents.

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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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According to the FBI, the number of sexual assaults reported during commercial flights have increased "at an alarming rate." There was a 66% increase in sexual assault on airplanes between 2014 and 2017. During that period, the number of opened FBI investigations into sexual assault on airplanes jumped from 38 to 63. And flight attendants have it worse. A survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA found that 70% of flight attendants had been sexually harassed while on the job, while only 7% reported it.

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