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A gate at Harvard University in Cambridge.

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As trial loomed, Harvard changed guidance for admissions officers

Harvard’s updated guidelines explicitly tell admissions officials evaluating the crop of students for the class of 2023 when to consider an applicant’s race.

Senator Claire McCaskill, on the campaign trail in Sikeston, Mo., chided her Democratic colleague Elizabeth Warren over their differences on bank regulation.

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Vulnerable Democratic senators jab Elizabeth Warren on campaign trail

Comments by two red-state lawmakers illustrate how Warren has become something of a political pinata for moderate Democrats.