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Trial beginning on suit alleging Harvard admissions bias

In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  AP

BOSTON — One side says Harvard University’s admissions process unfairly excludes academically talented Asian-Americans in favor of students from other races.

Harvard denies any discrimination and says it considers race as only one of many factors as they select from thousands of applicants a year.

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Now, the case is going to trial .

Opening statements are scheduled Monday in federal court in Boston in the lawsuit brought by Virginia-based Students for Fair Admissions.

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The case carries implications for many other colleges that also say they consider race to admit a diverse mix of students. /ee

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