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Census Bureau partnership specialist Zakera Ahmed (left) and Jeff Behler, a regional director with the bureau, share information about the 2020 census at an elementary school in Corona, N.Y., in July. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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A Half Million 2020 Census Jobs: Will They Be Filled In Time?

The Census Bureau hopes to hire around a half million workers by next spring to complete the national head count. But it's running into trouble with low unemployment and background-check delays.

A Half Million 2020 Census Jobs: Will They Be Filled In Time?

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In Ancient Ceremony, Japan's Emperor Naruhito Proclaims His Enthronement To The World

The new emperor wore an orange robe in a 30-minute ceremony attended by representatives from some 180 countries. His father, Emperor Akihito, abdicated in April.

After being taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture, former President Jimmy Carter "is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home," the Carter Center says. He's seen here with his wife, Rosalynn Carter, earlier this year. Dale Zanine/USA Today Sports / Reuters hide caption

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Jimmy Carter Fractures Pelvis, Is Hospitalized After Fall

The former president, 95, was admitted to a Georgia hospital "for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture," the Carter Center says. It adds that Carter "is in good spirits."

Meme, a New Hampshire woman using a family nickname, ended up spending 20 days locked inside a wing of the emergency department at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, N.H. Courtesy of Meme hide caption

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Woman Detained In Hospital For Weeks Joins Lawsuit Against New Hampshire

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She was detained because she couldn't get a court hearing. She couldn't get a hearing because they are available only to people in psychiatric beds and the state's psychiatric facilities are full.

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Syria Envoy To Face Bipartisan Grilling; McConnell Cautions Against Turkey Sanctions

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hears from U.S. diplomat James Jeffrey as Congress considers new sanctions against Turkey. But the top Senate Republican warns against action against an ally.

Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli speaks about immigration policy at the White House on Aug. 12. Immigration hardliners are pushing for him to be the next secretary of homeland security. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Factions Fight Over Trump's Next Homeland Security Secretary

White House staff have told President Trump that he can't choose two immigration hardliners for a top job because of federal vacancy laws, according to two people familiar with the conversations.

The Houston Astros will host the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. Here, Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer warms up during batting practice in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Astros And Nationals Primed To Start 2019 World Series In Houston

The Astros won their second pennant in three years and hope to cement themselves as one of the best teams of the decade. The Nationals are making their first-ever Series appearance.

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A Push To Have Cars Say 'No' To Drunk Drivers

All new autos would be outfitted with alcohol detection technology, under legislation being proposed by U.S. lawmakers. That would make it impossible to drive if you're over the limit.

A Push To Have Cars Say 'No' To Drunk Drivers

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Former Cambridge Analytica Director Says She Saw Company Techniques 'As Savvy'

There's a victim-blamey tone in Brittany Kaiser's memoir Targeted, but what it offers over other look-backs is a more in-the-room account of what exactly, she alleges, was in the company's pitch deck.

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Florida Panel Backs Suspension Of Broward Sheriff Over Parkland School Shooting

Gov. Ron DeSantis charged Scott Israel with incompetence and dereliction of duty before and after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A state Senate panel backs the governor.

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'Watchmen' Creator Damon Lindelof: Not Talking About Race Felt 'Irresponsible'

The original 1986 Watchmen comic was built on a fear of nuclear holocaust; Lindelof's new HBO adaptation takes racism as its central evil, opening with a reconstruction of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.

'Watchmen' Creator Damon Lindelof: Not Talking About Race Felt 'Irresponsible'

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