White House To Repeal College Admission Initiatives, Benning Road Shootings, Accused Annapolis Killer Mailed Threats Days Before Shootings

White House to rescind college diversity initiative

The Trump administration is planning to rescind Tuesday a set of Obama-era policies that encourage the use of race in college admissions to promote diversity in educational settings, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The reversal would come as the Justice Department investigates  whether Harvard University is discriminating against Asian Americans by holding them to a higher standard in its admissions process.

Four shot on Benning Road

Four men were shot today in Northeast DC.  All four taking place on the same DC street.
Police say the shootings happened just after 4:30 am in the 17-hundred block of Benning Road.  No word on the condition of the four or how and if the shootings are connected.
Police say they are trying to determine a motive.

Annapolis gunmen mailed threats prior to mass killing

The Baltimore Sun reports accused killer Jarrod Ramos mailed three threatening letters on the same day that he allegedly killed five Capital Gazette employees in Annapolis. The letters were sent to the lawyer for the Gazette newspaper, Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals and a Baltimore City judge.  In one of the letters, Ramos says his objective in his planned attack on the Gazette newsroom was, “killing every person present.”

Meanwhile, President Trump has changed course and now says he will allow flags to fly at half-staff at federal buildings in honor of the Gazette victims.

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