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Muslim Teen Writes #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times for His Stanford Application Statement, Gets Accepted

@zidolikespies via Instagram Is your activism performative or substantive? One New Jersey teen knew exactly how to show his answer to that question when filling out his application to Stanford University. Asked “What matters to you, and why?” the teen could think of only one thing: #BlackLivesMatter. Ziad Ahmed wrote the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter 100 times, and that one act of activism paid off. According to a Mic profile of Ahmed, he received his letter of acceptance from Stanford on Friday. Ahmed, who is a senior at Princeton (N.J.) Day School, said in an email to Mic: “I was actually…

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9 skills great to have on your résumé right now

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Adding a list of relevant job skills to your résumé can help you stand out from the competition.Andrey_Popov/ Shutterstock Looking for a new job can be hard. It is difficult to balance writing cover letters and interviewing with the tasks of your current job, and standing out from so many eager candidates is no easy feat. If your résumé is easy to read, free of typos, and features great relevant experience,…

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2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports

Photo Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, arrived for a meeting Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies. The revelation that White House officials assisted in the disclosure of the intelligence reports — which Mr. Nunes then discussed with President Trump…

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Death penalty mulled for suspect in rape, killing of boy, 4

By Crimesider Staff CBS/AP BUTLER, Pa. – Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania are considering seeking the death penalty against a man accused of raping and killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at the motel where they had been staying. Twenty-year-old Keith Jordan Lambing is charged in Butler County in the March 21 death of Bentley Miller. According to District Attorney Richard Goldinger, Lambing called his mother, Kristen Herold, and told her something was wrong with Bentley. Herold picked up the boy at the motel where the couple had been staying and was allegedly taking him to his father’s home when he…

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