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Asian-Americans suing Harvard win Justice Department's support

Statement backs claims of anti-Asian bias in school's 'personal rating' system

Asian-American demonstrators hold a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as a case on affirmative action in university admissions against the University of Texas is heard by the court in Washington in 2015.    © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The Trump administration has thrown its weight behind a nonprofit group suing Harvard University in federal court, filing a document backing Students for Fair Admissions' charge that the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants.

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