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LA GRANDE — The Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions on Thursday, June 29, declaring that institutions of higher education cannot use race as a factor and must find new ways to create diverse student bodies.

The rulings involved admission practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, the oldest private and public higher education institutions in the nation, according to The Associated Press. However, the decision may impact admission practices at universities and colleges across the country.

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