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Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up

Allan McDonald, who directed the booster rocket project at NASA contractor Morton Thiokol, urged delaying the launch of the space shuttle before it exploded in 1986. He has died at age 83.

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Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up

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Weeks before the 1980 census officially began, the Federation for American Immigration Reform launched its campaign to exclude unauthorized immigrants from population counts that, according to the Constitution, must include the "whole number of persons in each state." Ernie Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Immigration Hard-Liner Files Reveal 40-Year Bid Behind Trump's Census Obsession

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