Harvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.
Three years ago, the Zika virus was making nearly daily headlines. Now the infection has all but disappeared from the media landscape and conversation.
Photojournalist Sergio Flores recounts his day with U.S. Border Patrol near McAllen, Texas.
Several of President Trump’s supporters have been speaking out against the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the U.S. border illegally.
Terry Sullivan, in an interview for “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast, leveled his critique at both Republicans and Democrats, but said as a Republican he was more authorized to speak about that party’s drift.
It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., had to engage in a subtle act of censorship.
It’s a week before an election, and the firebrand candidate takes the podium to speak to a small, private crowd of loyal supporters. Turkey is holding snap elections on June 24, and in the run-up, Erdoğan’s stump speeches have grown more and more Trumpian. Like the American president, Erdoğan fashions himself as populist representative of the common man facing down an array of corrupt elites.
George Conway, the conservative lawyer and husband of President Trump’s counselor, Kellyanne Conway, is publicly dismissing her boss’s claim that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is unconstitutional.
The president says he will halt U.S.-South Korea military exercises, a key demand from Pyongyang.
Two out of three Americans disapprove of the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when families illegally cross the southern U.S. border, two new national polls show. But the majority of Republicans support it.
Some aren't accepting President Trump's assurances on his return from the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.
More than 600 refugees who set out from Libya to reach Europe were turned away by Italy, in a sudden change of heart about accepting refugees, and denied entry to Malta. At last, Spain agreed to take them — but the politics of immigration in the European Union are only growing more complicated and fraught.
The morning after Corey Stewart’s victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Virginia, party officials assessed how their candidate might affect House races in November. They didn’t like what they saw.
President Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday night to meet with Republicans from the House of Representatives to assure them that a fix was in the works for the deeply unpopular family separation policy at the U.S. border with Mexico.