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U.S. Department of Justice shakes up team handling 2020 census-related cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new team of Civil Division lawyers at the Department of Justice will take over handling 2020 census-related cases, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Sunday, a shake-up that came as President Donald Trump pushes to include a contentious citizenship question in the decennial population survey.

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Trump presses for contentious census citizenship question despite legal uncertainty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday refused to back down over its bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census, meaning a court case will move forward over whether officials were motivated by racial bias in seeking to add it.

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White House considering 'every option' for adding citizenship question to census

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a court deadline looming, the Trump administration is looking at "every option" as it seeks to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.

Letters

Benefits from lowering of voting age

From SZE LOONG STEVE NGEOW, Kajang.

World

New U.S. census turmoil as Trump again pursues citizenship question

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was moving ahead with adding a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census in a dramatic reversal after his own administration including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a day earlier that the plan had been dropped.

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Trump administration retreats on census citizenship question

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a stinging defeat for President Donald Trump, his administration ended its effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, saying that it will begin printing forms that do not include the contentious query.

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Biden tries to limit the damage from debate blow

MIAMI (Reuters) - In an effort to steady his presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in some furious damage control on Friday, a day after rival candidate Kamala Harris hurt him in the most dramatic clash so far of the 2020 election campaign.

Metro News

Time to lower the voting age

THE imminent tabling of a proposal to lower Malaysia's voting age from 21 to 18 is welcome news.

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Trump eyes U.S. Census delay after Supreme Court setback

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is exploring a delay in the 2020 census for an unspecified amount of time after the Supreme Court blocked, for now, his push to add a citizenship question to the decennial headcount.

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In Trump era, U.S. presidential candidate Booker confronts race head-on

NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Cory Booker's best hope of capturing the Democratic presidential nomination may be reassembling the coalition that propelled Barack Obama to the White House in 2008, consolidating the black vote while inspiring young Democrats to back him.