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U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-Americans

U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-AmericansThe U.S. Justice Department on Thursday backed a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, throwing its support behind a case that could impact the use of race-based college admissions. The department, which has been investigating Harvard for potential civil rights violations over its affirmative action policy, made its argument in documents filed in federal court in Boston, where the case is scheduled to go to trial in October. The Justice Department argued that Harvard had failed to prove that its use of race as a factor in deciding which students to admit had not resulted in it illegally discriminating against Asian-Americans.



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Trump Has Lied And Twisted Facts To Justify His Harsh Immigration Policies

Trump Has Lied And Twisted Facts To Justify His Harsh Immigration PoliciesThe national outrage against the Trump administration's separation and



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Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny

Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutinyHarvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.



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Governors End Border Deployment Accords Over Trump's Child Detention Policies

Governors End Border Deployment Accords Over Trump's Child Detention PoliciesEleven U.S. governors ― including four Republicans ― have canceled agreements



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Trump Defends Immigration Policies As Backlash Grows

Trump Defends Immigration Policies As Backlash GrowsPresident Donald Trump is standing by his administration's highly



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In Merkel migrant row, Germans back tough policies: poll

In Merkel migrant row, Germans back tough policies: pollAs Chancellor Angela Merkel fights to save her government in a heated battle over immigration, an opinion poll Friday showed most Germans support the tougher line of her rebel interior minister. The survey found that 62 percent of respondents were in favour of turning back undocumented migrants at the border, in line with the stance of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer who is openly challenging Merkel. The survey turns up the pressure on Merkel, who has faced a backlash for allowing into Germany more than one million people fleeing war and misery in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere since 2015.



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In Merkel migrant row, Germans back tough policies: poll

In Merkel migrant row, Germans back tough policies: pollAs Chancellor Angela Merkel fights to save her government in a heated battle over immigration, an opinion poll Friday showed most Germans support the tougher line of her rebel interior minister. The survey found that 62 percent of respondents were in favour of turning back undocumented migrants at the border, in line with the stance of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer who is openly challenging Merkel. The survey turns up the pressure on Merkel, who has faced a backlash for allowing into Germany more than one million people fleeing war and misery in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere since 2015.



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Trump’s Policies Paying Off For Man Who Helped Make Him President: Vladimir Putin

Trump’s Policies Paying Off For Man Who Helped Make Him President: Vladimir PutinWASHINGTON ― Just two years after working to put Donald Trump in the White



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The Latest: Mayor calls for probe of Starbucks policies

The Latest: Mayor calls for probe of Starbucks policiesPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local):



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Senator slams bank gun policies, threatens consumer complaint

Senator slams bank gun policies, threatens consumer complaintBy Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator on Thursday criticized Citigroup Inc and Bank of America Corp’s restrictions on lending to firearm makers and sellers, saying the new policies were wrongly politicizing banking services. Speaking during a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Republican Senator John Kennedy said he planned to personally file complaints with the U.S. consumer watchdog regarding the firearm policies.



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