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Trump Administration's Census Citizenship Question Plans Halted By Third Judge

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| Plans to use the 2020 census to ask about U.S. citizenship status suffered another major blow. A ruling in Maryland joins earlier rulings in New York and California blocking the citizenship question.

Trump Wants U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza To Lead Small Business Administration

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The president says he will nominate Carranza, who served as deputy administrator for the SBA under President George W. Bush, to replace Linda McMahon.

Hart Parents Intentionally Drove Off Cliff In Fatal California Crash, Jury Rules

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Authorities said the married couple took their children and fled their home following allegations of neglect, then drove off a cliff along Highway 1 in Mendocino County.

Motel 6 To Pay $12 Million After Improperly Giving Guest Lists To ICE

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Washington state's attorney general said Motel 6 shared information on about 80,000 guests in the state and that guests faced questioning from ICE, detainment and deportation as a result.

Despite Multiple Scandals, Top Virginia Officials Aren't Going Anywhere Soon

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Virginia lawmakers wrapped up the final details of the legislative session this week, with three leaders who have drawn criticism and controversy still at the helm.

Australia Criminalizes Failure To Remove Violent Content From Internet Platforms

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The bill that passed on Thursday is intended to hold companies responsible for videos and audio such as the livestream of two mosque shootings in New Zealand.

Texas Prosecutor Drops All Charges In 2015 Biker Shootout That Killed 9

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The McLennan County district attorney said he aims to "end this nightmare that we have been dealing with in this county." Prosecutors were not able to win any convictions after indicting 155 bikers.

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.