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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Daniel Golden

How The CIA Staged Sham Academic Conferences To Thwart Iran’s Nuclear Program

A decade ago, the CIA secretly funded conferences to lure Iranian scientists to defect. If President Trump scuttles the Iranian nuclear agreement, the agency may seek more defectors — and orchestrate more such “conferences.”

October 11, 2017
Facebook, Fake News

Facebook Moves To Prevent Advertisers From Targeting Haters

In the wake of ProPublica’s report Thursday that Facebook advertisers could have directed pitches to almost 2,300 people interested in “Jew hater” and other anti-Semitic topics, the world’s largest social network said it would no longer allow advertisers to target groups identified by self-reported information.

September 17, 2017
asian

Who’s Taking College Spots From Top Asian-Americans? Privileged Whites

The Trump administration is preparing to investigate whether Asian Americans are treated unfairly as a result of admissions policies intended to boost the chances of other racial minorities. That inquiry should also look at colleges’ other major affirmative action effort — lower admission standards for applicants whose parents are alumni or major donors.

August 11, 2017
Jared Kushner

The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance Into Harvard

Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5 million to Harvard University in 1998, not long before his son Jared was admitted to the prestigious Ivy League school. Did he buy Jared’s admission into Harvard?

November 20, 2016