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Daily Reader: Edition #182

Learn 68 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the debate over internship pay, the Supreme Court's decision on the Voting Rights Act, and the limitations of computer recognition technology.

1. Opinion: Summer Interns Don't Need 'Intern Advocates'
The Wall Street Journal, 6/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

WSJ Opinion: Summer Interns Don't Need 'Intern Advocates' (Image: Flickr user Sean MacEntee)

There is significant debate over whether internships for high school and college students should be required to offer at least minimum wage. Check out one perspective on the issue and learn vocabulary words like aspiring, disingenuous, entitlements, interpretation, labyrinth, perplexing, plaintiff, proponents, and pursuit.

2. Supreme Court Strikes Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Act
U.S.News, 6/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

US News: Supreme Court Strikes Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Act (Image: Flickr user Michael Fleshman)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to change certain parts of the Voting Rights Act. Why was this decision so controversial? And how will it impact your life? Read more and learn vocabulary words like admonished, disparate, dissent, eradicated, extant, indulged, jurisdictions, litigation, and recourse.

3. Software Recognition Technology is Amazing, but Not Amazing Enough
Scientific American, 6/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

Scientific American: Software Recognition Technology is Amazing, but Not Amazing Enough (Image: Flickr user terrykimura)

Computers can now pick faces out of a crowd, recognize a song based on a few notes, and so much more. Is there any limit to what computer recognition technology can do? Read more and learn vocabulary words like algorithms, continuous, convert, evolving, fusion, myriad, sympathize, and vague.

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