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Amid Scandal, Baltimore Mayor Takes Indefinite, Health-Related Leave

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| Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is embroiled in a political scandal involving hundreds of thousands of dollars for her self-published children's books. She says she needs to "focus on her health."

Murder Charge Dropped Against Vietnamese Woman In Death Of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother

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Doan Thi Huong will plead guilty to a lesser charge. All charges against her Indonesian co-defendant, Siti Aisyah, were unexpectedly dropped last month. North Korea likely ordered the killing.

Census Bureau Must Be 'Totally Objective' On Citizenship Question, Director Says

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Responding to President Trump's tweet defending the controversial question, Steven Dillingham says his job will be "to conduct a census whether the question's in there or if it isn't."

New Zealand Introduces Gun Control Bill Expected To Become Law Within Weeks

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The bill would ban most types of semi-automatic guns, including those used in massacres at two mosques in March. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the proposed changes shortly after the attacks

Afghan Vice President Survives Second Assassination Attempt In Less Than A Year

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Taliban insurgents attacked the convoy of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum on Saturday. Afghan officials said he was unharmed but at least one of his guards was killed.

What You Need To Know About The 2020 Census

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Why is the census important? How is it conducted? When does it officially start? NPR answers your questions about the upcoming national head count required by the U.S. Constitution once a decade.

For The First Time, U.S. Census To Collect Responses In Arabic Among 13 Languages

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Households can respond to the 2020 census in more than double the number of languages supported in 2010. But some Arab-American community leaders are worried many Arabic speakers won't participate.

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Autopsy For 7-Year-Old Migrant Who Died In U.S. Custody Shows She Died Of Sepsis

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Jakelin Caal Maquin was in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection when the infection led to the failure of multiple organs, according to the report.

China's Global Construction Boom Puts Spotlight On Questionable Labor Practices

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Chinese companies are recruiting workers from home and subjecting them to harsh treatment abroad. In one case, laborers brought to the U.S. were forced to work 14-hour days without pay.