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The 2020 census officially starts in Toksook Bay, an Alaskan fishing village along the Bering Sea. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Along The Rim of Alaska, The Once-A-Decade U.S. Census Begins In Toksook Bay

The 2020 census officially starts in an Alaskan fishing village along the Bering Sea. Starting the count there in January, when the ground is frozen, makes it easier to reach far-flung communities.

Along The Rim of Alaska, The Once-A-Decade U.S. Census Begins In Toksook Bay

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Roe v. Wade: Settled Law Or Bad Precedent? States Prep For An Overturn

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A Supreme Court case in March will test the new five-member conservative majority. If justices strike federal abortion protections, look for a state-by-state quilt of abortion "deserts" and "havens."

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Iran Conflict Could Shift To Cyberspace, Experts Warn

After the U.S. killed Iran's top military leader, government officials and security experts say Iran could retaliate with cyber attacks ranging from destroying data to defacing websites.

Iran Conflict Could Shift To Cyberspace, Experts Warn

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After Volcano Quiets, Philippine Officials At Odds Over Residents' Return

The vice mayor of a town located near Taal volcano, which began spewing ash and steam last week, has urged people to defy warnings from authorities and to "come back and clean up."

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Thinking About Returning To College? Here's How To Start

It might not be as expensive as you think. Whether you want to change jobs, make more money or finish something you started, these tips will help you figure out how to go back to school.

Thinking About Returning To College? A Guide For Taking The Leap

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Political Unrest In Puerto Rico After Discovery Of Unused Hurricane Aid

Fed up with what they say is rampant corruption, protesters are demanding the resignation of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who just months ago served as the island's Justice Secretary.

Political Unrest In Puerto Rico After Discovery Of Unused Hurricane Aid

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Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day

"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer said in Richmond. The rally appeared to end peacefully in the city, which remains under a state of emergency.

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