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The US Supreme Court takes up university affirmative action policies

After abortion, firearms and vaccination obligations, the Supreme Court of the United States added a highly sensitive subject to its program on Monday, agreeing to examine affirmative action policies in universities. • Read also: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promise to defend abortion rights • Read also: A month after his defeat, the Trump camp was preparing to seize election machines The high court, firmly anchored in conservatism, will examine by the end of the year the selection mechanisms in place within the prestigious Harvard University and the public university of North Carolina. These institutions, like many others in the United States, take into account ethnic criteria to ensure student diversity and correct the under-representation of black and Hispa...
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Germany | Several injured in university attack, shooter dead

(Berlin) A man with a firearm injured several people in an amphitheater at the University of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany on Monday before being found dead. Posted at 8:29 Updated at 9:20 a.m. David COURBET France Media Agency“An individual injured several people in an amphitheater with a long weapon,” Mannheim police said in a statement before adding that the assailant was “dead”.However, she did not specify the conditions of this death while the police arrived in large numbe...
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Germany | Several injured in university attack, shooter dead

(Berlin) A man with a firearm injured several people in an amphitheater at the University of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany on Monday before being found dead. Posted at 8:29 Updated at 9:20 a.m. David COURBET France Media Agency“An individual injured several people in an amphitheater with a long weapon,” Mannheim police said in a statement before adding that the assailant was “dead”.However, she did not specify the conditions of this death while the police arrived in large numbe...
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Germany | University shooter injures four, commits suicide

(Heidelberg) A man injured four people with a gun on Monday noon in an amphitheater of Germany's oldest university in Heidelberg (southwest), before committing suicide, according to police sources. Posted at 8:29 Updated at 10:19 a.m. David COURBET France Media Agency"The perpetrator allegedly fired a long gun during a course given in an amphitheater at the Neuenheimer Feld University, injuring, in part seriously, four people," Mannheim police said in a statement.The shooter "then c...
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Germany: several injured in an attack in a university amphitheater

BERLIN | Several people were injured on Monday in an attack by a man with a "long weapon" in an amphitheater at the University of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany, local police said, adding that the assailant was deceased. • Read also: Ukraine: Washington dramatizes, NATO strengthens its defenses, Moscow denounces hysteria • Read also: Syria: fierce fighting between Kurds and jihadists, 136 dead in 4 days • Read also: German Navy chief resigns after controversial comments on Ukraine "An individual injured several people in an amphitheater with a long weapon," Mannheim police said in a statement. "The perpetrator himself is dead," she added, noting whether or not he had been shot dead by law enforcement on the scene. According to information from the...