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2020 Census will not have Trump's citizenship question

July 11, 2019 
After conceding defeat in the battle to add a citizenship question to the next census, Trump announces new plan. He is ordering federal agencies to give the Commerce Department records on the numbers of citizens and non-citizens. These to include Homeland Security Department and the Social Security Administration, says The Washington Post. 

EPA tells union to take a hike

June 26, 2019
In a flinty move, the Environmental Protection Agency has broken off negotiations with the agency's biggest union. The EPA is implementing a one-sided contract that reduces telework and evicts union reps from agency offices, Government Executive reports.

Nebraska suspect cuts own throat in courtroom

June 24, 2019
A Nebraska man cut his own throat during his murder trial today, shouting that his girlfriend was innocent. He and his girlfriend are accused of murdering a woman after contacting her on the Internet. Read all about it at the Daily Beast.

Opportunity case reaches SCOTUS

June 10, 2019
The US Supreme Court will hear an appeal from ARCO regarding arsenic cleanup in Opportunity and Crackerville.  The communities want ARCO to do a more thorough cleanup of their communities, and the towns won a 2017 ruling on the matter by the Montana Supreme Court. ARCO, owned by British Petroleum, claims in its appeal that state court rulings can't interfere with a cleanup in progress, ABC News reports.

Mayor Pete says Trump faked deferment
May 27, 2019
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Democratic presidential candidate, said that President Trump faked the medical condition that kept him out the draft during the Vietnam war. Buttigieg made the comment while a guest on "This Week" on ABC News.

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