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CDC: 1 in 2 black gay men in US will be diagnosed with HIV (AP)
by Mike Stobbe
“New HIV infections have been falling in the United States, to about 40,000 annually. A disproportionately large share — about 10,000 cases — has been in gay and bisexual black men. That number has been holding steady while infections in other groups have fallen.”

Obama Nominates Garland to High Court, Challenging GOP (AP)
by Kathleen Hennessey
“President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the center of an election-year clash over the future of the nation’s highest court.”

How the 2016 election undermines Fukuyama’s “end of history” argument (Vox)
by Jedediah Purdy
“Saying that history had ended didn’t mean nothing more would ever happen, but that there was no more debate about how to organize a large, complex society. The fight that had shaken the world in the 20th century, from the struggle between right and left in European politics to the wars of postcolonial Asia and Africa, was now done.”

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