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Reversing census undercount in Indian Country
Fear, distrust and even anger at the federal government are among the obstacles the 2020 Census must overcome to reach an accurate count, especially of immigrants and communities of color, most experts agree.
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Andrew Gillum aims to change Florida’s political landscape
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Andrew Gillum aims to change Florida’s political landscape
Andrew Gillum is now on a crusade to register a million voters to deliver Florida to national and statewide Democrats.
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Are TSA scanners discriminating against black women?
Dorian Wanzer travels frequently for work. And almost every time she steps out of an airport body scanner, security screeners pull her aside and run their fingers through her hair. It’s called a hair pat-down.
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White supremacist and neo-Nazi videos take root on YouTube
In his 74-page manifesto, Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman responsible for the massacres at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, lays out a hyper-extreme worldview animated by racist and fascist thought.
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House Chair Maxine Waters leads charge to return consumer protection to CFPB
Maxine Waters is seeking to reinstate protections against predatory lending and other measures gutted from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the Trump administration.
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Progressives, women prevail in Chicago elections
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Progressives, women prevail in Chicago elections
The scene hardly had the look of history being made. On an Election Day with low turnout, the voting booths stood empty. Outside, the surrounding blocks in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood were mostly quiet except for the sound of the bitterly cold wind.
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Pressley seeking back pay for federal contractors
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Pressley seeking back pay for federal contractors
For government workers who have gone five weeks without pay, the effects of the shutdown and Trump’s threat to force another Feb. 5 have created an atmosphere of instability, according to U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who met with furloughed government workers Saturday.
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New write-in option for ethnicity question tested for 2020 Census
The U.S. Census Bureau has changed how they plan to ask respondents about race and ethnicity in the 2020 census. Besides ticking the “Black or African American” check box, when respondents receive the decennial census in April next year there’ll be an additional space for them to write in the non-Hispanic racial origin they identify with. The survey currently being tested by the bureau suggests examples such as Jamaican, Haitian and Nigerian.
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Report finds few Trump voters are disillusioned with his presidency
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Report finds few Trump voters are disillusioned with his presidency
There have been stories of Donald Trump voters expressing regret over having voted for him in the presidential election of 2016, but according to a recent Pew Research Center report, those stories are few and far between.
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A day after report, violent white supremacist loses job with defense contractor
Through analysis of photos and video, as well as interviews with law enforcement officials, ProPublica and Frontline were able to establish Miselis’ membership in RAM and verify his role at the center of melees last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, and an earlier pro-Trump event in Berkeley, California.
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Long Island teen informs on MS 13, ICE marks him for deportation
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Long Island teen informs on MS 13, ICE marks him for deportation
The Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether the civil rights of a Long Island teenager were violated when immigration officials used admissions he made to police as an informant to mark him for deportation to a likely death.
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Drug policies evolve as addiction becomes a white problem
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Drug policies evolve as addiction becomes a white problem
The criminal justice reform bill that Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law last week would not likely have been possible in the year 2000 when Massachusetts voters rejected a measure that would have diverted defendants caught with small amounts of drugs to treatment programs rather than jails.
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