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Education Dept opens investigation into ‘anti-male’ discrimination at Yale a week after viral racist incident

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The Department of Education has opened an investigation into whether Yale discriminated against men by offering scholarships that are exclusively awarded to women.

According to the Yale Daily News, the complaint that led to the DOE’s civil right arm opening the investigation was filed by Kursat Christoff Pekgoz, a doctoral student at the University of Southern California who is unaffiliated with the Ivy League school.

Pekgoz told the YDN that he used to identify as a feminist “until he gradually realized that the fundamental assumptions of feminism are no longer valid.”

“At Yale, the student body comprises roughly equal numbers of men and women,” the report noted. “[Pekgoz] said it is unfair that, unlike the initiatives targeted in the complaint, Yale does not have equivalent programs exclusively for men.”

The USC student’s complaint targeted seven Yale women’s groups and claimed they violated the DOE’s Title IX protections against discrimination based on sex or gender. The report noted that this is not the first time the Turkish-born Pekgoz has filed complaints at other universities for Title IX discrimination against men — and that the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights already investigated Yale in 2017 for similar claims of anti-male discrimination.

The investigation comes less than a week after a white Yale student called the police on a black classmate napping in their dorm’s common room. Video of the incident subsequently went viral, as did the white student’s anti-Muslim writings and penchant for calling police on black classmates.

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Fox News writer: Harvard reject was just ‘espousing conservatism’ when he used the N-word 11 times

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Michael Knowles argued for Fox News this week that Kyle Kashuv was only "espousing conservatism" when he was rejected by Harvard for using the N-word at least 11 times and calling to "kill all the f*cking Jews."

In an op-ed on the Foxnews.com website, Knowles asserted that Kashuv is being singled out by Harvard because he has conservative views.

"The cruel irony is that, while there is no evidence that Kyle Kashuv harbors any actual racial bigotry, there is plenty of evidence that Harvard does," Knowles wrote. "Plaintiffs in a major racial discrimination lawsuit against the university introduced evidence last year demonstrating that Harvard systematically disadvantages Asian-American applicants."

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Trump’s acting Pentagon chief abruptly resigns after FBI investigation delays his Senate confirmation hearing

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President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary abruptly resigned after an FBI investigation further delayed his confirmation hearings.

Patrick Shanahan has headed the Department of Defense since January, after James Mattis resigned, but the Pentagon has been fielding questions from the media about his personal life -- including accusations of abuse from his ex-wife, who was also arrested as part of a domestic dispute.

"Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family," Trump tweeted.

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Lock him up? Democrats are pushing prosecution for Trump — but those calls alarm some law enforcement vets

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President Donald Trump -- whose rallies are still punctuated with "lock her up" chants" -- may face turnabout from his Democratic rivals.

Some Democratic candidates are openly threatening Trump with prosecution once he's out of office, and those taunts are alarming to some law enforcement veterans, reported Politico.

“Presidents aren’t supposed to suggest there be investigations or prosecutions of particular people, let alone their political rivals,” said Matt Axelrod, a former Justice Department senior official under Obama. “President Trump has flagrantly and repeatedly violated that norm, but that doesn’t mean the norm has been obliterated.”

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