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The Census Bureau's American Community Survey

In 2010, the Census Bureau replaced its long form questionnaire, which happened once every ten years, and launched the American Community Survey. Now, 3 million Americans fill out the survey annually in order to help estimate and track trends among the entire population. Many government officials, business owners and nonprofits say this data is vital for them -- but some in Congress say it is a waste of money and an invasion of privacy.

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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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