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Sen. Fraser Anning says he's not sorry for hitting "egg boy" or for his Muslim immigration remarks. Photo: Michael Masters/Getty Images

Police in the Australian state of Victoria said Tuesday Sen. Fraser Anning acted in self-defense when he struck a boy who cracked an egg on him — but they issued the 17-year-old with an official caution.

Details: Investigators decided not to charge either after viewing footage that was shared around the world following the incident, but police said in a statement they were trying to identify a man who allegedly kicked "egg boy" Will Connolly as he was restrained on the ground by Anning's supporters.

The big picture: The incident was prompted by Anning's remarks blaming Muslim immigration for the fatal attack on 2 New Zealand mosques — for which he was censured in Australia's parliament this month. Almost US$60,000 was raised in honor of Connolly, who pledged to donate it to the mosque attack victims.

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UNC race conscious admissions process upheld by judge

Students walk through the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Aug. 18, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can continue its race conscious admissions process, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

Why it matters: The case could end up in the Supreme Court after the conservative nonprofit Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) vowed to appeal the judge's ruling that UNC didn't discriminate against against white and Asian American applicants in its policy that it said was designed to increase diversity.

SEC debunks conspiracy theories about meme stock mania

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The SEC issued its long-awaited report on the meme stock mania, which downplayed the narrative that a "short squeeze" was the primary driver behind GameStop's historic stock moves — and shot down conspiracy theories about the event.

Why it matters: The postmortem was highly anticipated, largely because of what it could hint about what the regulator thinks should be done in wake of the saga. But the report stopped short of specific policy recommendations.

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Breaking Biden's diplomatic logjam

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The logjam for reviewing and confirming President Biden's ambassadorial picks is finally starting to break.

Why it matters: Biden is far behind his predecessors in the rate at which his ambassadorial picks have been confirmed. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a series of high-profile hearings and votes this week to finally begin chipping away at the backlog.