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NYC Judge: Government Must Stop Blocking ACORN Money

NEW YORK – (AP) A federal judge who found it unconstitutional that Congress tried to cut funding to the activist group ACORN has rejected a government request to change her mind and has ordered government agencies to make it clear the funding isn't blocked. In a written ruling Wednesday...

U.S. Census Bureau Sued For Alleged Hiring Discrimination

NEW YORK — Thousands of African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have been rejected for jobs by the U.S. Census Bureau during the federal government's massive hiring campaign for this year's census because of systematic discrimination, according to a class action filed April 13 in...

Federal EEOC Warned Census Bureau Of Likely Discrimination, Lawsuit Claims

NEW YORK - An amended complaint filed in a federal lawsuit alleges that the U.S. Census Bureau ignored a pointed, detailed warning by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that its screening process for hiring more than 1 million temporary census workers could result in massive racial...

WH: Lawsuit For Cleric Would Reveal State Secrets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government program. Believed to be hiding in Yemen, al...