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Authorities: Drug Ring Targeting Top Suburban Philly Schools Busted

From CNN:

Two young men, a bunch of subordinates, one master plan: Take over the drug trade at some of Pennsylvania’s best schools. Authorities announced Tuesday that they were able to foil this ambitious effort — unearthing marijuana, hash oil, cocaine, ecstasy (or MDMA, its active ingredient) as well as cash and several weapons — and arrest the pair allegedly at the center of it, among others.

Church Deacon, 78, Arrested for 1981 Killing

From Newsmax:

A 78-year-old church deacon in Texas has been arrested for a Pennsylvania murder after 33 years as a fugitive, authorities said on Tuesday.

U.S. Top Court Upholds Michigan Ban on College Affirmative Action

From Reuters:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities.

William Rousan, Orchestrator of Slaying of Missouri Farm Couple, Is Executed

From CBS News:

Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.

Kansas Judge to Consider Chelsea Manning’s Petition to Legally Change Name from Bradley

From Fox News:

A Kansas judge on Wednesday will consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning’s petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she continues serving a 35-year sentence for passing loads of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

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