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Malala Yousafzai Photo: Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP/Getty Images

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and the world's youngest Nobel Prize laureate, announced that she graduated from the University of Oxford nearly eight years after she was shot by a Taliban gunman for advocating for girls' education.

The state of play: Yousafzai founded, along with her father, the Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization advocating girls’ education. The 22-year-old completed her degree in philosophy, politics and economics. Students were cleared from Oxford's campus in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The university has said it plans to reopen for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Coronavirus forces UNC to abandon in-person classes after one week

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo: Ted Richardson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will shift to remote learning after clusters of five or more coronavirus cases spread in three residence halls and within a fraternity, just one week after class began.

The big picture: Universities determined to reopen this fall boasted preventative measures that include smaller class sizes, cleaning protocols and even testing options, but problems still persist.

DOJ pressed to enforce Al Jazeera foreign agent ruling

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Justice Department is being pressed to enforce its own demand that the U.S. arm of Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera register as a foreign agent.

Why it matters: The launch of Al Jazeera's new right-of-center U.S. media venture, Rightly, has refocused attention on the media company's alleged links to Doha, and DOJ's efforts to crack down on media outlets viewed as foreign interest mouthpieces.

Poll: Immigration is America's most-polarizing issue

Data: The American Aspirations Index/Populace; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Immigration was found to be the most polarizing issue in America based on new polling from Populace.

Why it matters: Americans have surprisingly similar priorities for the U.S., but immigration stands out as one of the few issues with clear partisan differences. It underscores the challenge for advocates and lawmakers hoping to pass immigration reform in the coming weeks amid narrow margins in Congress.