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Princeton Is the Only Ivy League School Requiring SAT or ACT Scores for Fall 2020 Admission

Princeton University is the only Ivy League institution that will require all of its applicants to provide an SAT or ACT score next year. Most administrations of the SAT exam were canceled this spring in response to the Chinese virus pandemic. Princeton says it is evaluating its admissions process and may follow its Ivy League peers in putting a hold of at least one-year on its test requirement, but has not done so yet.

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Dems Vote on CA Budget, Ignore Brown’s Objections

On Monday, the California legislature, dominated by Democrats, is voting on a $117.5 billion budget. However, Governor Jerry Brown has not indicated he favors the amount of increased spending, which includes billions more in funding for public schools, and would implement a new tax credit for lower economic class.

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Jerry Brown Takes on the Left

Once again, California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading for a confrontation with labor groups, social welfare groups, and Democratic legislators who want Brown to raise taxes and expand spending. The newly re-elected Brown successfully pushed through temporary sales and income taxes three years ago with Proposition 30, but refuses to continue whole-heartedly in that direction, preferring to let the taxes die by 2018.

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Brown Calls Critics of High-Speed Rail Cowards

At a symbolic event designed to extol the merits of his exorbitant $68 billion bullet train that would run from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California Governor Jerry Brown stood in a vacant lot in Fresno and excoriated his critics as cowards, calling them “pusillanimous.”

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Tom Steyer Rejoices over Brown’s Speech

Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, lately obsessed with climate change, euphorically described California Governor Jerry Brown as “shockingly effective” after attending Brown’s swearing-in Monday morning and Brown’s subsequent speech.

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Silent Ferguson Protesters Block Downtown St Louis Street

Only the sound of footsteps were audible as protesters marched down the streets of St. Louis past City Hall with duct tape on their mouths in silent protest over the police-involved shooting deaths of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York . Activists got loud, however, as they ended up down at the landmark St Louis Arch, flooding the entrance to the Visitor’s Center chanting, “FTP, F**k the Police” and “Hands Up Don’t Shoot.”

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