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Entries for March 2020

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States Offering Exemptions and Waivers to Aid Census Hiring

States, counties and communities are helping to recruit residents to pick up a pen, phone or tablet and become a Census employee. Hiring events are still happening around the nation, such as “Census Saturdays” at local libraries, open houses, job fairs—even tables at flea markets.

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Category: Census
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Teledentistry: Connecting Rural Communities to Dental Care

Rural Americans are more likely to experience tooth decay and twice as likely to lose their adult teeth as their urban counterparts.

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Category: Health
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Obamacare Taking Its Third Trip to Supreme Court

In Texas v. California and California v. Texas the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional. More importantly, if the court holds that it is, it will decide whether the individual mandate is severable from the ACA, known popularly as Obamacare. It is possible the court will conclude it isn’t and that the entire law is unconstitutional. 

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StateVote 2020: Super Tuesday—When Legislative Primaries Begin

Besides Democrats running for president, you know who else Tuesday is a big deal for? Anyone vying for a legislative seat in California, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas or Texas. Those state primaries-- the first four in the nation--will be held in conjunction with their presidential primaries.

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Supreme Court Removes D.C. Sniper Case From Docket

The Supreme Court was supposed to decide whether D.C. Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo could have his Virginia sentence of life in prison without parole reconsidered.

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