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Judge to hear from Harvard, affirmative action critics again

Lawyers on both sides of the closely watched case brought on behalf of Asian-Americans against Harvard will have a last chance on Wednesday to try to convince a federal judge of their respective positions on affirmative action.

Harvard professor defends representing Harvey Weinstein

The Harvard Law Professor and faculty dean representing Harvey Weinstein in his sexual assault trial sent a lengthy email to Harvard students on Friday defending the idea of representing people deemed to be "guilty, unpopular, vile or undesirable."

Harvard affirmative action trial arguments come to a close

In closing arguments in the trial over Harvard's admissions process, the challengers on Friday emphasized their claim that stereotypes of Asian Americans as "book smart and one-dimensional" earn them lower ratings and less opportunity for a place on the Ivy League campus.

Best colleges of 2019-20

U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the top colleges in the U.S. Their methodology is based on; outcomes (35%), faculty resources (20%), expert opinion (20%), financial resources (10%), student excellence (10%) and alumni giving (5%).

Puerto Rico deaths spiked after Hurricane Maria, new data show

Puerto Ricans laid out hundreds of shoes Saturday in front of the US territory's Capitol in a makeshift memorial to those killed by Hurricane Maria -- wrapping up a week in which two reports brought fresh questions about how many people died from last year's devastating storm.

Parents' 'agonizing' wait for news of missing CDC doctor

Four times, the parents of a missing doctor with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been told that a body has been found. Each time, Tia and Terrell Cunningham are sent into heart-wrenching agony, only to learn that it isn't their son.