Trump Aims To Sue Schools Over Affirmative Action, Three Unaccounted For After Blast At Minneapolis School

Trump Aims To Sue Schools Over Affirmative Action

President Trump is looking to go after colleges over affirmative action policies that discriminate against white students. The “New York Times” reports it’s gotten a copy of a Justice Department civil rights division announcement calling for lawyers interested in working on a new project. The project would involve investigations and possible lawsuits over, quote, “intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” The “Times” reports supporters and critics of the project say it targets programs that benefit black and Latino students and other groups.

Cosby Lawyer Asks Off Case

One of Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers is asking to get out of the comedian’s sexual assault case. The “Philadelphia Inquirer” reports defense attorney Brian J. McMonagle filed a motion yesterday to quit the case barely three months before the retrial. McMonagle said in his petition to withdraw the comedian has yet to hire new legal counsel and wants to wait until August 21st to do so. A Cosby spokesman said yesterday the search for a replacement for McMonagle is underway.

Three Unaccounted For After Blast At Minneapolis School

Two people are unaccounted for in an explosion at a private school in Minneapolis. A gas leak is blamed for the blast that led to a partial collapse at the Minnehaha Academy Upper School. School officials say all students are accounted for. Emergency crews are still on the scene, and a press briefing is expected to occur soon.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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