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Some Asian American students and organizations have argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies hurt Asian American applicants. Others insisted that affirmative action helped land them a coveted spot at Harvard.

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Harvard lawsuit divides many in Asian American community

Asian Americans say they are deeply divided about whether they are penalized in elite college admissions and whether affirmative action policies are at fault.

// Teachers, parents blast Legislature for inaction on school funding

The Mass. House and the Senate have been working for nearly three years on bills to update the state’s 25-year-old school funding formula.

Law credited with protecting fish and livelihoods is being targeted by GOP

Fishing regulations have helped revitalize certain species and now some Republicans in Congress want to give more leeway to local councils in rebuilding overfished stocks.

// On Trump-obsessed cable TV, the defense never rests

They aren’t exactly in a courtroom. Instead, they are focused on making their cases in the court of public opinion.

// How to land an appointment with a sought-after doctor

Here are some strategies for getting in to see some of the region’s top doctors.