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Judge Orders Commerce Secretary To Testify About Census Citizenship Question

A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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Federal Commission Sues Walmart For Alleged Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees

The complaint, filed on behalf of Alyssa Gilliam, claims Walmart failed to assign pregnant employees to light duty to save them from heavy lifting, as it does for workers with other disabilities.

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Judge Orders Commerce Secretary To Testify About Census Citizenship Question

A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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China Fires Back Against U.S. Sanctions For Purchases Of Russian Weapons

The U.S. imposed sanctions after China's military bought new fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system. Trade and military ties are increasing between Russia and China.

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Rosenstein Denies That He Discussed Recording Trump, Invoking 25th Amendment

The deputy attorney general rejected a story that described him musing with the idea of secretly wearing a wire or conferring with members of the Cabinet about invoking the 25th Amendment.

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'Suge' Knight Faces 28-Year Prison Term In Plea Deal Over Fatal Hit-And-Run

The co-founder of Death Row Records, who is 53, agreed to a plea deal for one count of voluntary manslaughter. He had been facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

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Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test

Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What did the experiment really mean?

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3 Babies, 2 Adults Stabbed At Queens Day Care

Officers who arrived at the house in New York City found multiple people with stab wounds, including three infants ranging from three days to one month old.

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Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name Amid Negotiations For Hearing

The president had been restrained in responding to the accusation by Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.

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Rejection By The King Of Nepal Was Not the End Of The Road

When Kul Gautam got a royal "no" for his passport request, he decided to do something special with his life. He tells of his journey from a tiny village to the upper ranks of the U.N. in a new memoir.

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Cleveland Browns Win A Game For First Time Since Obama Presidency

"We WON!!!" the Cleveland Police Department tweeted of the comeback victory, before adding, "Wait....Oh God. The free beer thing...Ok Cleveland. Stay calm."

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101 Ways To Thwart A Reporter In Pyongyang

Behind the scenes of NPR's recent reporting trip to North Korea, where a government-assigned minder stymied the team at nearly every turn.

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At Least 86 Dead In Tanzania After Ferry Capsizes On Lake Victoria

The search continues for survivors from the ferry that reportedly was carrying as many as 500 passengers.

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How To Talk To Young People About The Kavanaugh Story

In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment.

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The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters

To win, Beto O'Rourke needs to change the Texas electorate. But voter registration data suggests Democrats aren't registering enough voters to offset Republicans' structural advantages in the state.

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Russia's Pro-Gun Influence Accounts Copied The NRA — And Sometimes, Vice Versa

There was a lot of overlap between the messaging of the Internet Research Agency and the NRA on social media. What isn't clear is why.

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Russia's 2016 Twitter Campaign Was Strongly Pro-Gun, With Echoes Of The NRA

An analysis of Twitter accounts associated with Russia's influence campaign shows how supportive it was of gun rights and how influential the messaging was of the National Rifle Association.

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Hacks, Security Gaps And Oligarchs: The Business Of Voting Comes Under Scrutiny

Heading into midterm elections, pressure is on for governments and campaigns to secure elections. But what about the companies who make the machines and print the ballots?

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Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring 'Mental Health' Disclosures By Students

Florida school districts now have to ask if a new student has ever been referred for mental health services. It's a legislative attempt to help troubled kids. Will it work, or increase stigma instead?

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

The largely ceremonial post of president in Vietnam is one of three top leadership positions, along with prime minister and secretary-general of the Communist Party.

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