The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could overturn affirmative action in college admissions. The case, brought by a group of Asian-American students, challenges Harvard University's admissions policies, which they say discriminate against Asian-American applicants. The case is expected to be heard in the fall.
The Biden administration is planning to release 1 million barrels of oil per day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the next six months in an effort to lower gas prices. The move comes as the U.S. is facing record high gas prices, which are being driven by the war in Ukraine.
North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, South Korea's military said. The launch comes just days after North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles. The launches are a violation of UN Security Council resolutions that ban North Korea from developing ballistic missile technology.
Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency on Wednesday amid an economic crisis that has led to widespread protests. The state of emergency gives the government sweeping powers to arrest and detain people. The move comes after weeks of protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated on Friday while giving a campaign speech. Abe was shot twice in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital. The suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, has been arrested and charged with murder. Abe was Japan's longest-serving prime minister.