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Eugene Levy accepts his award for lead actor in a comedy series for Schitt's Creek as his son (and creative partner) Dan Levy looks on at Sunday night's Emmy Awards. ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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The Emmys Pull Off A Good Show As 'Schitt's Creek' And 'Watchmen' Shine

Sunday night's Emmy Awards, which featured neither a large crowd nor a red carpet, managed to achieve a charming intimacy as 'Watchmen,' 'Schitt's Creek' and 'Succession' all won major awards.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, waits for a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing to begin in Washington, D.C., in 2019. In July, Ross directed bureau officials to speed up the 2020 census to end counting a month early, on Sept. 30. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Census Could Look 'Manipulated' If Cut Short By Trump Officials, Bureau Warned

Curtailing the time for conducting the census in the middle of a pandemic will lead to "fatal data quality flaws that are unacceptable," Census Bureau career officials warned in an internal document.

A firefighter works to put out flames of the Bobcat Fire in Juniper Hills, Calif. As of Sunday, the wildfire has grown to more than 99,000 acres and is 15% contained. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Firefighters Battle Dozens Of Blazes, California's Bobcat Fire Nears 100,000 Acres

Improving weather conditions have aided firefighters' efforts to contain major wildfires on the West Coast, but dozens rage on. The Bobcat Fire has become one of Los Angeles County's largest ever.

Renee-Lauren Ellis, a Washington, D.C.-area attorney, says, "It's dire that something as fundamental as what I do with my body is up for debate still, in 2020." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Ginsburg's Death A 'Pivot Point' For Abortion Rights, Advocates Say

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up a brutal nomination fight, and abortion rights is likely to be a contentious issue.

Ginsburg's Death A 'Pivot Point' For Abortion Rights, Advocates Say

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A 5-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call

NPR's Nina Totenberg first encountered law professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1971. They became close friends after Ginsburg moved to Washington to serve on the federal appeals court.

A 5-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins' 2018 vote in favor of President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been a notable issue for Maine voters. Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Susan Collins: Whoever Wins The Presidential Election Should Fill SCOTUS Vacancy

The Maine Republican says, "The decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., rallies the crowd of 2,500 people during a vigil Saturday night for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C. Cheryl Diaz Meyer/Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

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Ginsburg Vigil Draws Tears, Protests Against McConnell

Sen. Elizabeth Warren forcefully condemned the Senate Majority leader at the vigil: "What Mitch McConnell does not understand is this fight has just begun."

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TikTok Ban Averted: Trump Gives Oracle-Walmart Deal His 'Blessing'

U.S. tech company Oracle is joining hands with Walmart to become a technology partner with TikTok, an arrangement that satisfies the White House's concerns over the security of American user data.

If elected, Democratic nominee Joe Biden would become only the second Catholic president in American history. Here he prays at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis., on Sept. 3. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Joe Biden's Faith Shapes His Politics

Joe Biden's Catholic faith, friends and staffers say, is central to how he views the world.

How Joe Biden's Faith Shapes His Politics

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Poll: Climate Becomes Top Priority For Democrats; Trump Struggles On Race, COVID-19

President Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and race relations are weighing down his reelection campaign. He continues, however, to have an advantage on the economy.

James Baldwin debated William F. Buckley in February 1965. Khalil Muhammad and David Frum are reimagining that debate for the 2020 March on Washington Film Festival. Jenkins/Getty Images and Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Reimagining The James Baldwin And William F. Buckley Debate

In 1965, the two intellectuals debated whether the American dream "is at the expense of the American Negro." The Atlantic's David Frum and Harvard's Khalil Muhammad are now revisiting the question.

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Breonna Taylor's Mother: 'I Won't Go Away. I'll Still Fight'

Tamika Palmer says she wants the officers who killed her daughter to be charged. "Even in the very beginning of this year, she kept saying 2020 was her year," she said. "And she was absolutely right."

Breonna Taylor's Mother: 'I Won't Go Away. I'll Still Fight'

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Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers

Payouts range from multi-million-dollars to far less but the financial impact is often overlooked. One argument in the protests over policing is that funds for police could be better used elsewhere.

Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers

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(Left) During the coronavirus pandemic, cleaning has become more intense and important. Gloves used for cleaning photographer Celeste Alonso's house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Right) Plants on Alonso's balcony. Celeste Alonso hide caption

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Photographer Uses Instant Images To Make Sense Of Life In Isolation

When Argentina went into strict lockdown in March, Celeste Alonso was isolated in her home in Buenos Aires. She has been asserting what control she can over daily life, one Polaroid at a time.

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