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As Legal Battle Persists, Census Citizenship Question Is Put To The Test

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| Close to a half million households in most of the U.S. are receiving letters for a last-minute experiment gauging how adding a citizenship question could affect how people respond to the 2020 census.

House Judiciary Committee Approves Funds For Sept. 11 First Responders

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The measure is expected to pass the full House. The fund established to compensate sick and dying Sept. 11 first responders is nearing depletion with about 19,000 unpaid claims to address.

Citizenship Question Lawsuit Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court To Delay Ruling

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In a last-minute request, plaintiffs' attorneys led by the ACLU are asking the justices to wait to rule on the census question in light of documents that show an alleged Trump administration cover-up.

FBI Probing Why Some U.S. Tourists Have Died Mysteriously In The Dominican Republic

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There are similarities in the rash of deaths. Most are described as happening suddenly, and several after an alcoholic drink.

Sara Netanyahu Agrees To Pay $15,000 Over $100,000 Catering Scandal

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The wife of Israel's prime minister will pay the money as part of a plea deal. She was accused of ordering meals from fancy restaurants on the public's dime for years even though she had a cook.

Judge Temporarily Protects Abortion Access At Missouri Clinic

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A state judge's ruling on Monday will allow Missouri's only clinic that performs abortions to remain open for at least 10 more days.

Trump Wants To Limit Aid For Low-Income Americans. A Look At His Proposals

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Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.

California's Budget Proposal Would Expand Health Care To Some Undocumented Immigrants

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The Democratic-controlled Legislature agreed to let low-income residents under 26 to receive Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status. It could cover up to 138,000 people — a cost of $98 million.

Trump Administration Taps Hardliner Cuccinelli For Top Immigration Job

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The administration named high-profile immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli to lead the agency in charge of citizenship and visas, raising concerns among immigrant rights advocates.