United States Census

January 26, 2018 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Census Bureau says it will not create a new category where people from the Middle East or North Africa can be counted on the 2020 census. The announcement was made Friday in a news release on the bureau's website. Advocates for years have been pushing for a new separate...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporters about ongoing budget negotiations, in Olympia, Wash. As chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Inslee will be working to elect governors from his party this year to counteract the Republican dominance in state legislatures. Governors in most states are key to the redistricting process that will follow the 2020 Census. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)
January 03, 2018 - 6:37 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Buoyed by a string of electoral victories during President Donald Trump's first year in office, Democrats will wage a renewed battle this year to wrest control of Congress from Republicans. Yet the contests with the greatest long-term consequences could be listed...
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November 22, 2017 - 2:52 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 22 Los Angeles Times on the Thanksgiving turkey: Observing an annual pre-Thanksgiving rite, President Trump pardoned two big white fluffy turkeys Tuesday in a photo op at the White House. (Named Drumstick and Wishbone, the...
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss preparing for the 2020 Census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The Trump administration acknowledged on Thursday that billions more dollars are "urgently needed" to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 12, 2017 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration acknowledged on Thursday that billions more dollars are "urgently needed" to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told a House panel that new cost estimates show the 2020 Census will cost $15.6 billion,...
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September 28, 2017 - 1:20 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A new Republican group on Thursday launched a campaign to ensure the GOP is well-positioned to draw the political boundaries that will determine future Congresses after the 2020 census. The National Republican Redistricting Trust said it will raise $35 million over the next...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, people shop in Miami. After years of sluggish growth, typical U.S. household incomes finally topped pre-recession levels in 2016 and reached an all-time high, according to information released by the Census Bureau, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
September 12, 2017 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household last year finally earned more than it did in 1999. Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 photo, bridal gowns and engagement dresses are displayed in a small shop in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in northern Jordan. A new study based on Jordanian census figures shows that child marriages are up sharply among Syrian refugee girls in the kingdom, and that 44 percent of Syrian females getting married in 2015 were minors. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 07, 2017 - 11:35 pm
MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Married at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teen says she regrets having said yes to a handsome suitor — a stranger who turned into an abusive husband. Yet the reasons that transformed her into a child bride have become more prevalent among Syrians who live in Jordanian exile...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 photo, bridal gowns and engagement dresses are displayed in a small shop in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in northern Jordan. A new study based on Jordanian census figures shows that child marriages are up sharply among Syrian refugee girls in the kingdom, and that 44 percent of Syrian females getting married in 2015 were minors. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 07, 2017 - 2:19 am
MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Married at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teen says she regrets having said yes to a handsome suitor — a stranger who turned into an abusive husband. Yet the reasons that transformed her into a child bride have become more prevalent among Syrians who live in Jordanian exile...
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July 15, 2017 - 11:07 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When it comes to ancestral roots, it turns out the Germans have a leg up in Florida. New U.S. Census data released last week shows that about 10 percent of Florida's 20 million residents say they have German ancestry. About 9 percent of Floridians claim Irish roots, more than 7...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. General Assembly, in Raleigh, N.C. An Associated Press analysis, using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage, finds traditional battlegrounds such as Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and Virginia were among those with significant Republican advantages in their U.S. or state House races in 2016. (Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer, File via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 4:07 pm
The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not...
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