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Taj Mahal Reopens In India For 1st Time In 6 Months

| The Taj Mahal reopened at sunrise Monday for the first time since March 17. It is limited to 5,000 visitors a day, and all must wear masks. Before the pandemic, up to 70,000 people visited every day.

Census Could Look 'Manipulated' If Cut Short By Trump Officials, Bureau Warned

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Curtailing the time for conducting the census in the middle of a pandemic will lead to "fatal data quality flaws that are unacceptable," Census Bureau career officials warned in an internal document.

Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers

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Payouts range from multi-million-dollars to far less but the financial impact is often overlooked. One argument in the protests over policing is that funds for police could be better used elsewhere.

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How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic

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Because of COVID-19, the Trump administration said it needed more time to make sure the national head count is complete and accurate. But in July, it abruptly decided to end counting a month early.

Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico

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The White House said on Friday that FEMA will award two grants to help rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid system and education infrastructure after 2017's Hurricane Maria.

Governor Says Most Of Texas Can Loosen Limits On Businesses, But Bars Must Stay Shut

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Gov. Greg Abbott is relaxing restrictions on hospitals, nursing homes and certain industries in much of the state, citing an improvement in COVID-19 metrics.

Court Order Keeps Census In Limbo As Counting End Date Looms

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After the Trump administration missed a filing deadline for court documents, a judge has ordered the wrap-up of the census to remain on hold, throwing door-knocking efforts further into uncertainty.

Students Accused Of Breaking College COVID-19 Rules Fight Their Punishments

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As colleges crack down on students accused of violating strict pandemic safety rules, students are lawyering up to fight their punishments.

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India On Track To Surpass U.S. As Country Worst Affected By COVID-19

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With more than 5 million coronavirus infections and the world's highest daily tally of new cases, India is expected to become the world's worst-affected country within weeks.