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ALMOST BLACK

Worried he couldn’t compete against fellow Indian-Americans, Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam pretended to be black when applying to medical school – and got in: CNN.

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AMAZING ART

This freshman’s artwork is on Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram: Genevieve Glatsky, The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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GOOGLE THIS!

A Google engineer wrote that women may be unsuited for tech jobs – women wrote back: Cleve Wootson Jr, The Washington Post.

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PROFILE IN COURAGE

Pre-med student shares tale of own hospitalization: Max Ellithorpe, Medium.

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LESSON IN THE LAW

Michael Smerconish explains why the mere impaneling of a Grand Jury does not in and of itself mean anything until there’s an indictment, CNN.

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"A TOTALITY"

Tracking the ‘eye of God’ — a total solar eclipse comes to North America: Frank Close, The Los Angeles Times.

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FIXER UPPER

White House to become less ‘dump’-like in Trump’s absence: Avi Selk, The Washington Post.

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PROTECTING MUELLER

Democratic Senator Chris Coons on why he and GOP Senator Tillis are co-sponsoring a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by Trump, CNN.

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TEACHING TRUMP

Teachers our best line of defense against Trumpian examples of bad behavior: Michael Smerconish, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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DRIP DRIP DRIP

As Jeff Sessions announces leak crackdown, here are 12 major leaks of the Trump era: Emma Kinery, USA Today.