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Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

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| The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Trump Administration Appeals To Supreme Court Over Blocked Census Memo

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The administration is trying to overturn a court ruling in New York that blocks it from trying to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate seats in Congress.

Yoshihide Suga Becomes Japan's Prime Minister, Pledging To Follow Abe's Course

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The former chief Cabinet secretary and government spokesman was sworn in as the country's first new prime minister in almost eight years after Shinzo Abe stepped down citing health concerns.

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Congressional Inquiry Faults Boeing And FAA Failures For Deadly 737 Max Plane Crashes

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An investigation into the troubled plane's development and certification finds a "disturbing pattern" of Boeing design flaws, management failures and "grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA."

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Whistleblower Alleges 'Medical Neglect,' Questionable Hysterectomies Of ICE Detainees

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Democratic lawmakers and immigration advocacy groups are calling for the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general to investigate the claims, centered on conditions at a facility in Georgia.

Pennsylvania Officials Stand By Pandemic Response After Judge Rules Against Orders

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The governor and health secretary want residents to guard against the virus as a federal judge calls stay-at-home and business closure orders — since lifted — unconstitutional.

Bipartisan Senate Push To Extend Census Begins Weeks Before Count Is Set To End

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A bipartisan Senate bill could solve a scheduling conundrum that is putting the national count, along with the distribution of federal funding and political representation, in serious jeopardy.

S.D.'s Attorney General Fatally Strikes Man With Car, Says He Thought He Hit A Deer

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South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a 55-year-old man on a rural stretch of road Saturday night. State authorities are investigating.

Daniel Prude Death: Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Fires Police Chief, Seeks Federal Inquiries

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Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief, suspended two city officials and called for federal investigations into the city's handling of Daniel Prude's arrest in March and the events that followed.