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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.

Utah Repeals 1973 Law That Criminalized Sex Outside Of Marriage

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The "fornication law" had designated sex between unmarried people as a class B misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of up to six months in jail or a maximum fine of $1,000.

Bump Stock Ban Proceeds After Supreme Court Denies Gun Makers' Request To Halt It

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Gun makers had a sought a temporary hold on the ban, which went into effect on Tuesday. The court denied the second such appeal, allowing the ban to proceed while challenges move through the courts.

Housing Department Slaps Facebook With Discrimination Charge

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development says Facebook allowed advertisers to use their platform to unlawfully discriminate by restricting which users can see housing ads.

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Air Force Needs Almost $5 Billion To Recover Bases From Hurricane, Flood Damage

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Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida's Panhandle was hit by Hurricane Michael in October. Then Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska was inundated by flooding this month.

Why Pedestrian Deaths Are At A 30-Year High

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"It's great advice to tell people to use a crosswalk, but that's not very useful if the crosswalk doesn't exist," says Tom Ellington of the Pedestrian Safety Review Board in Macon, Ga.

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