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Government watchdog probing controversial Census hirings

Government watchdog probing controversial Census hirings

An internal government watchdog is reviewing a move that once again stoked concerns about political meddling in the Census Bureau. The creation in June of two new political positions at the Census Bureau raised eyebrows among the statistical world and those who watch the Census. The bureau, which is currently conducting its decennial count, is…MORE

Mississippians could vote to strike a Jim Crow-era voting process in November

Mississippians could vote to strike a Jim Crow-era voting process in November

Mississippians in November will decide whether to change a Jim Crow-era voting provision that critics say suppresses Black political power. Under current state law, as written in Mississippi’s 1890 Constitution, winners of state-level, statewide offices must receive both an outright majority of the popular vote and a majority of the state’s 122 House districts. If…MORE

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized in June after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized in June after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized on June 21 after falling while walking near his home, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court said Tuesday. “The Chief Justice was treated at a local hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall while walking for exercise near his home,” said…MORE

Primary results: 3 takeaways from New Jersey and Delaware

Primary results: 3 takeaways from New Jersey and Delaware

For voters who hadn’t yet mailed in their ballots in New Jersey and Delaware, Tuesday was a hurry-up-and-wait kind of day. Now that the deadline has passed, assuming there aren’t any late-night mail collections, the waiting begins. Don’t expect a full slate of results for about a week in the Garden State, which doesn’t traditionally…MORE

Two people are charged with a hate crime for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural

Two people are charged with a hate crime for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural

A White man and a White woman who allegedly painted over a California community’s Black Lives Matter mural this weekend are each facing a hate crime charge, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. David Nelson and Nicole Anderson are each charged with three misdemeanor counts, including violation of civil rights, vandalism, and…MORE

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