Apr 9, 2019

Trump to Texas Tech: Stop using affirmative action

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Following an investigation of Texas Tech University's use of affirmative action, the Trump administration is telling the school to stop considering race during the admissions process, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Details: This marks the first time the administration has requested that a school reduce its use of affirmative action, the Wall Street Journal stated. Nearly a year ago, the Trump administration revoked Obama-era policies that allowed universities to consider race and promote diversity, reports the New York Times. Harvard and Yale are also under federal investigation for factoring race into the admissions process.

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What to watch in tonight's Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Colorado. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Bernie Sanders is now the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his opponents are ready to try to knock him down at tonight's debate in Charleston, South Carolina β€” especially Michael Bloomberg, who was the punching bag at the Las Vegas debate.

Why it matters: This is the last debate before Super Tuesday, when Sanders is expected to win California and Texas and could secure an insurmountable lead for the Democratic nomination. That's a direct threat to the entire field, but especially to Bloomberg, who skipped the early states to focus on the March 3 contests.

Bob Iger to step down as CEO of Disney

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The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that it had named longtime Disney executive Bob Chapek as CEO Bob Iger's successor, effectively immediately. Iger will remain executive chairman of the company through 2021.

Why it matters: Iger is credited with having successfully turned around Disney’s animation and studio businesses and with the strategic acquisition of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox. Most recently, he was the person behind Disney's successful launch of its Netflix rival Disney+.

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