Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.

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Thousands rally, distraught over Russian shopping mall fire

 

MOSCOW (AP) — Distraught and angry, thousands of Russians took to the main square of a Siberian city Tuesday to confront local officials whom they blamed for a shopping mall fire that killed at least 64 people, most of the children.

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  • Written by By NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Australia, Ireland, NATO join in expelling Russian envoys

LONDON (AP) — Australia, Ireland, NATO and Moldova on Tuesday joined the wave of nations and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Russia denounced the actions as "boorish" and pledged to retaliate.

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Expert says Brexit campaign used data mined from Facebook

LONDON (AP) — The computer expert who sparked a global debate over electronic privacy said Tuesday that the official campaign backing Britain's exit from the European Union had access to data that was inappropriately collected from millions of Facebook users.

  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Syrian media say evacuations from eastern Ghouta increasing

 

BEIRUT (AP) — The exodus of Syrian rebels and civilians from the eastern suburbs of Damascus continued on Tuesday for the sixth straight day in what is shaping up to be one of the largest organized population transfers in the country's seven-year-long civil war.

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  • Written by By PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press