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Why ending affirmative action makes America less secure

Host Melissa Harris-Perry's letter this week is to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as he considers a challenge to the affirmative action program at the University of Texas. Full story

Dear John Roberts: Ending affirmative action makes our country less secure

  Melissa Harris-Perry makes an argument to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as he considers a challenge to the affirmative action program at the University of Texas.

Debt Ceiling Crisis Overrated?

  James Galbraith, economics professor, at University of Texas, discusses whether the "debt ceiling" saga is just another overrated crisis in Washington.

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The lover of the late Farrah Fawcett Ryan O’Neal says an Andy Warhol portrait of the “Charlie’s Angel” star belongs to him despite Fawcett’s will bequeathing all of her artwork to her alma mater, the University of Texas.

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Abigail Fisher, whose lawsuit against the University of Texas led to the Supreme Court's ruling, speaks at a news conference on Monday in Washington, DC (© Charles Dharapak/AP)
Abigail Fisher, whose lawsuit against the University of Texas led to the Supreme Court's ruling, speaks at a news conference on Monday in Washington, DC (© Charles Dharapak/AP)

Abigail Fisher, who sued the University of Texas when she was not offered a spot at the university's flagship Austin campus in 2008, stands at a news conference at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in higher ed

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Fisher and her father stand by as Blum speaks at a news conference in Washington

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