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U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies


BOSTON The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

Doubts linger after Florida's Scott pitches biggest budget

NEW YORK After deep cuts in spending for Florida schools and other public programs following the Great Recession, outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott this month proposed an $87.4 billion budget he says boosts spending on some depleted services to record levels.

Politics, Election 2016, 10:22am EST

Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

WASHINGTON Investigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

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U.S. charges two with bribing African officials for China energy firm

WASHINGTON The United States has charged a former Senegalese foreign minister and a former top Hong Kong government official with links to a Chinese energy conglomerate with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for the mainland company.

U.S. border officials violated court orders on travel ban: watchdog

WASHINGTON The Department of Homeland Security violated two court orders in the days after U.S. President Donald Trump issued a temporary travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, according to the department's watchdog.

Politics, Election 2016, 11:26am EST

U.S. appeals court revives claims in $1.7 billion Iran terrorism lawsuit

NEW YORK A federal appeals court in New York on Tuesday revived part of a $1.68 billion lawsuit against Iran's central bank, Bank Markazi, by families of soldiers killed in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon.

World, 12:14pm EST

Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan. | Video

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SEC charges N.Y. town, ex-official, with defrauding municipal investors

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged Oyster Bay, New York, and its former top elected official with defrauding investors in the town’s municipal securities offerings, the agency said in a statement.

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CBS channels blacked out for Dish customers over carriage dispute

CBS Corp's TV stations were blacked out for Dish Network Corp's customers over a network carriage deal dispute, the companies said early Tuesday.

Television, Tech 7:00am EST

New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

NEW YORK New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.

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