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Trial Starts on Claim Harvard Discriminates against Asian-Americans

A trial began on Monday in a lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants, a closely watched case that could influence how U.S. colleges may use race as a factor in their admissions decisions. The non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Boston pits the Ivy League school against ...

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‘I’m going to continue to be a voice in this country’: Cory Booker speech sparks speculation about 2020

On a day that featured one of the lowest moments in recent U.S. History, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) left a stage in Des Moines, Iowa, to cheers and thoughts of 2020. “You are never defined in life by what happens to you,” Booker told the crowd of 1,200 at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual gala, according […] The post ...

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Refugee Families Split Due to Stricter Screening to Enter US

Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. ...

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US jobless rate falls to half-century low

The US jobless rate falls to 3.7% in September, the lowest level since December 1969.

Unemployment is at its lowest level in nearly 50 years

The monthly jobs report showed little impact from Hurricane Florence, despite billions of dollars in damage.

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Pentagon Chief: Russia's Violation of Arms Control Pact 'Untenable'

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday Russia's violation of a global arms control treaty is "untenable" and warned the U.S. would be forced ...

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Pompeo to Meet Russia's Lavrov Amid US Concern on Missile Sale to Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York as Washington expressed concern at Moscow’s plans to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria. “I’m sure ...

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State Department Meeting With Congress on Refugee Cap

The U.S. State Department says it is scheduling meetings with members of Congress, after the country’s top diplomat this week proposed a record-low cap on refugees coming to the United States in the next year. When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday told reporters the “proposed” cap would be 30,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2019, lawmakers ...

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