Harvard’s use of personality traits to rate applicants raises questions about how to evaluate intangible criteria. Here’s what some scholars and former admissions officers say.

And other questions about the Trump administration’s tariffs on China and beyond

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, had his bail revoked after he was accused of trying to influence the testimony of two of the government’s witnesses in his case.

The president delivered a blizzard of pointed messages on Twitter, gave an interview to his preferred Fox News show and then engaged in a freewheeling encounter with reporters on the White House driveway.

A lawsuit against Harvard raises the issue of whether there has been discrimination against Asian-Americans in the name of creating a diverse student body.

President Trump dealt a blow to Republican immigration efforts, saying he “certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate” legislation up for a vote next week.

Personal ratings brought down Asian-American applicants’ chances of being admitted, according to an analysis filed by a group suing the school for bias.

The country’s focus on reducing its debt has left small businesses facing a credit crunch, and the economy appears to be slowing.

The step by the Trump administration threatened to shift what had primarily been a war of words between Washington and Beijing into a full-blown trade war.

A 500-page report, the most comprehensive look at the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, reflected a messier reality than the story line promoted by the White House.


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