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Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham appears at a 2020 census event in April 2019. He says despite concerns, the bureau is on track to carry out the first primarily online U.S. census with enough workers.

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Weeks before the census is fully underway, the Government Accountability Office finds the Census Bureau is behind on recruiting workers and resolving risks with the first primarily online U.S. count.

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Emojipedia

The latest batch of new emojis is coming soon and it contains some wins for science-lovers. But scientists have mixed feelings about some of the new images from nature.

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Many respiratory illnesses, such as colds and flus, peak in winter, then die down with warmer weather. Some experts wonder if COVID-19 will follow a similar pattern.

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The 2,411 fetal remains were buried in a single donated grave in South Bend, Ind., during a service presided over by Indiana's Republican attorney general, Curtis Hill.

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The postings on Facebook, email and WhatsApp are mainly "just words of encouragement and a friendly ear." But they also share food reviews and news.

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Modern genomes from Nigeria and Sierra Leone show signals that scientists call "ghost" DNA — from an unknown human ancestor. That means that prehistoric humans likely procreated with an unknown group.

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The former vice president's campaign is looking at South Carolina, where African Americans make up a large share of the electorate, as a must-win state.

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He jumped into the Democratic presidential primary months after most of his competitors did and never gained traction in polls.

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