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Proposed deal could end fight over 2020 census documents

Aug. 31, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

A House oversight committee and the Commerce Department have reached an understanding that could lead to a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the legislative panel after the Trump administration ignored subpoenas for records on how the 2020 census was conducted. Members of...

US diplomat worried about pandemic, food supply in N Korea

Jul. 23, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the coronavirus pandemic and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program. North Korean leader...

Watchdog: Little help from Trump officials in census probe

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

A watchdog agency investigating the origins of a failed attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form was unable to question top Trump administration officials because they either refused to cooperate or set unacceptable interview terms, according to a report released Tuesday....

Watchdog: Ross misled on reason for citizenship question

Jul. 19, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary misled Congress about why he sought to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, according to an investigation from the Office of Inspector General, but Trump's Justice Department decided not to prosecute. The watchdog...