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U.S. Can't Issue Blanket Denial To Asylum-Seeking Iranians, Judge Rules

| Nearly 90 Iranians expecting to be resettled in the U.S. have been stranded in Vienna. Their asylum requests were denied en masse, and now a judge says the government must give each person a reason.

Transcript: Census Bureau Acting Director Ron Jarmin's Interview With NPR


The head of the U.S Census Bureau speaks with NPR's Hansi Lo Wang about how the government's largest statistical agency is preparing for the 2020 census, including the new citizenship question.

Citizenship Question Controversy Complicating Census 2020 Work, Bureau Director Says


Facing multiple lawsuits over addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau head tells NPR a long legal fight could raise the head count's cost and risk a bad count.


Nevada Postpones Planned Execution Using Fentanyl


Convicted murderer Scott Dozier has clearly and repeatedly stated that he wants to be put to death. It would be the first use of fentanyl in an execution in the U.S.

Milwaukee Council OKs $3.4 Million Settlement Of Police Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuit


The class-action suit accused officers of making more than 350,000 stops targeting black and Latino people without reasonable suspicion.

Video Of Man Harassing Woman Over Puerto Rican Flag Shirt Prompts Investigation


"If you're an American citizen, you should not be wearing that shirt in America," a man says to a woman wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt in a Chicago park. However, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.

Government Misses Migrant Family Reunification Deadline


A federal judge is allowing more time to return all children under 5 who were separated from their parents at the border.

Did The U.S. Threaten Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution?


A State Department official says "reports suggesting the United States threatened a partner nation related to a World Health Assembly resolution are false." The New York Times says the U.S. did.

Trump Pardons Ranchers Dwight And Steven Hammond Over 2012 Arson Conviction


The president signed full pardons for the Oregon cattle ranchers whose prison terms inspired the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in 2016.