A group of universities including Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, MIT, Northwestern and Yale were sued by former students who say they illegally colluded to control what?

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Other schools in the financial aid case are Brown, Cal Tech, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth, Cornell, Emory, Notre Dame, Penn, Rice and Vanderbilt.

Who condemned online “cancel culture,” saying that “under the guise of defending diversity, it ends up canceling all sense of identity”?

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The pontiff was addressing representatives from 183 countries. He called cancel culture a form of “one-track thinking” that wants to rewrite the past.

Which actor revealed that he is engaged to a former Miss World America?

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Josh Duhamel and Audra Mari shared a photo of their beach sunset engagement on Instagram.

What kind of head coach will manage a minor league baseball team for the first time?

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The New York Yankees hired Rachel Balkovec to manage the A-league Tampa Tarpons, making her the first woman to coach at that level.

A Maryland man in need of a heart transplant got a replacement organ harvested from what non-human species?

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David Bennett, a 57-year-old Maryland handyman, got the pig’s heart, the first such transplant to be considered a success.

Former “American Idol” second-place finisher Clay Aiken announced what future plan?

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Aiken ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014 and lost by 17 points to an incumbent Republican. This time he’s running in a heavily Democratic district.

Which film won the Golden Globe award for the Best Motion Picture?

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The Golden Globes were a non-event, and had no television coverage, following a year of corruption scandals.

Drugmaker Biogen has cut the price of a new drug in half, following complaints from hospitals and the Medicare system. What does the drug treat?

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Even after the price cut, the drug, called Aduhelm, costs more than $28,000 per year to treat a single patient of average weight.

Who was freed in Saudi Arabia after nearly three years in jail?

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Princess Basmah bint Saud, a daughter of Saudi Arabia’s second king, disappeared in 2019 and turned up in a Saudi prison without charges.

A British group calling itself “Republic” announced a campaign to end what?

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The group’s “Not Another 70” campaign comes as the UK marks the queen’s 70th year on the throne. “The prospect of King Charles is not a happy one,” they say.

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