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12 Years Old, 3 Degrees, and Maybe the Next US President—Meet Tanishq Abraham

(Via YouTube)
(Via YouTube)

This fall, most 12-year-olds will be heading into 7th or 8th grade. But 12-year-old Tanishq Abraham will be going back to university with three degrees already tucked into...




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