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Trump Officials 'Did Not Want' Census Survey To Ask About Sexual Orientation

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| Four federal agencies under President Obama requested new sexual orientation and gender identity questions for the American Community Survey. Under President Trump, the proposal stalled.

Former Chicago Police Commander Accused Of Torture Dies At 70

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Suspects told horrifying stories about being beaten, electro-shocked or suffocated by Jon Burge and his men to elicit confessions.

31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

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A report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration announced that African Americans, Hispanics and people with children were most impacted.

Doctor, Girlfriend Charged With Drugging, Raping Women; Hundreds Of Victims Possible

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Grant Robicheaux, 38, is an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on a 2014 reality TV show. Prosecutors say videos found on his phone show the apparent assaults of many women too intoxicated to consent.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Released From Prison 2 Months Into 10-Year Sentence

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Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to prison after a corruption scandal. Now he, his daughter and his son-in-law are out on bail after a high court suspended their sentences, as they appeal their cases.

'Humbled To Ask For Help' — Low-Income Communities Struggle To Recover After A Wildfire

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It is early in the fire season, but nearly 1,400 homes have been destroyed in California wildfires. For low income people, without insurance or savings, it is especially difficult to recover.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Gas Company After Massachusetts Fires And Explosions

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The suit alleges "antiquated" gas lines of Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, caused the over-pressurization of the system leading to the disaster in three towns.

DOJ Didn't Want To Request Census Question During FBI's 'Comey Matter'

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The Trump administration has said the Justice Department needs a citizenship question on the 2020 census. But a newly unredacted memo shows DOJ staff initially "did not want to raise the question."

U.S. To Limit The Number Of Refugees Allowed Entry To 30,000

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As the Trump administration slashes the number of refugees it will accept, global humanitarian groups say the U.S. could do more to save lives.