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A Decade Of Implications At Stake, Supreme Court Hears Census Citizenship Question

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| The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.

At The U.S.-Mexico Border, Volunteer Medics Step In To Care For Migrants

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From a mother with belly pain to a teen girl with a possibly infected tooth, volunteer medics are treating migrants once they've been released from government custody.

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Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings Bring Renewed Violence To A Long-Troubled Country

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Here are some key things to know about Sunday's deadly attacks, the group Sri Lanka blames for perpetrating them — and the country's complicated history.

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After Sri Lanka Attacks, Islamist Group Blamed And Victims Named

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Sri Lankans mourned the deaths of nearly 300 people who were caught in Easter Sunday's coordinated church and hotel bombings. Officials blamed the National Thowfeek Jamaath, a local militant group.

How Effective Are School Lockdown Drills?

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Since the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, a generation of American children has learned how to hide from a potential shooter. But there's little data on what kinds of drills work best.

Hunger Strikes At ICE Detention Centers Spread As Parole, Bond Are Denied

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There have been at least six hunger strikes at detention centers in the first three months of 2019 alone. One of the detainees' demands was to be released while their cases were adjudicated.

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The U.S. Now Ranks As A 'Problematic' Place For Journalists

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"Never before have US journalists been subjected to so many death threats," Reporters Without Borders said in its annual World Press Freedom Index, adding that President Trump "exacerbates" problem.

After Columbine, An Unlikely Friendship Bound By The Trauma Of Mass Shootings

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Over the past 20 years, mass shootings have resulted in communities of survivors. Heather Martin, who was a senior at Columbine High School in 1999, runs a nonprofit that connects them.

Appeal To Census Lawsuit Ruling Adds Uncertainty To Citizenship Question's Fate

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The Census Bureau is counting on the Supreme Court to resolve the legal battle by June so that 2020 census forms can be printed. But an appeal in a Maryland lawsuit could complicate that timeline.