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Census

NPR's Pam Fessler reports on today's announcement by Commerce Secretary Donald Evans that there will be no adjustment of the census figures. Evans said the initial figures from the 2000 census will stand, a decision that dismayed Democrats and minority groups, particularly African-Americans. Democrats argue that more than three million people were missed by census takers, mostly in poor and urban communities. The decision not only affects the drawing of congressional and legislative district lines, but it could have an impact on financial assistance from the government.

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