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Census, Tropical Storm Barry, 'The Lion King': Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Remy Tumin | 7 Days

1. “We are not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population.”

That was President Trump, announcing from the Rose Garden this afternoon that he was abandoning his battle to put a citizenship question on the census, saying the government would instead find citizenship data from existing federal records to provide a “full, complete and accurate count.”

Earlier, conservative fringe figures had their moment with Mr. Trump during a “social media summit,” sharing stories of what they call discrimination and suppression on the internet.

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