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Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham holds up his mask with the words "2020 Census" as he testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the census in July. CREDIT: Andrew Harnik/AP

Census Bureau To Miss Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For U.S. House Seats

Saddled with delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last-minute changes by the Trump administration, the first set of 2020 census results will not be ready for release by Thursday’s year-end deadline for numbers that determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade. Continue Reading Census Bureau To Miss Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For U.S. House Seats

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The RV in the Nashville bombing caught on a security camera

Nashville Bomber’s Girlfriend Warned Police About Him And His Bomb Making In 2019

More than a year before the explosion that rocked Nashville last week, Anthony Warner’s girlfriend told police that he “was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence,” according to a police report filed in August 2019. Yet the report indicates Nashville police never made contact with Warner. Continue Reading Nashville Bomber’s Girlfriend Warned Police About Him And His Bomb Making In 2019

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An open door into a school classroom with a Zoom meeting in progress sign

Schools Face A Massive Challenge To Make Up For Learning Lost During The Pandemic

Some school districts are reporting a higher level of failing grades this fall. A report from the consultant McKinsey & Company estimated that students were three months behind in math when they started the school year. And another study said learning losses were minimal, but left out many students from the analysis. Continue Reading Schools Face A Massive Challenge To Make Up For Learning Lost During The Pandemic

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The Spectacular Rise Of SPACs: The Backwards IPO That’s Taking Over Wall Street

Shaquille O’Neal’s got a SPAC. Former House Speaker Paul Ryan’s got a SPAC. Famed investor Bill Ackman launched a $4 billion SPAC. And a 25-year-old became the youngest self-made billionaire thanks to — you guessed it — a SPAC. So what is a SPAC? A “special purpose acquisition company” is a way for a company to go public without all the paperwork of a traditional IPO, or initial public offering. Continue Reading The Spectacular Rise Of SPACs: The Backwards IPO That’s Taking Over Wall Street

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz

Federal Inspectors General Seek Greater Protections After Past Four Years Of Uncertainty In Jobs

The federal government’s 75 inspectors general, as they’re known, are reeling from chaos in the Trump era, including firings and pressure campaigns from the White House and its allies. In response, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency is asking lawmakers for greater job protections in the year ahead. Continue Reading Federal Inspectors General Seek Greater Protections After Past Four Years Of Uncertainty In Jobs

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