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President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would pick the president of the American Statistical Association to lead the U.S. Census Bureau as it works toward releasing data from the 2020 census that will be used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts.

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, have given $150 million to a research institute to establish a “new era of biology” aimed at battling diseases with a mix of data and life science studies.

MINNEAPOLIS - Duchess Harris is on sabbatical. But that doesn't mean she's taking a break. The last time the Macalester College American Studies professor took leave from the classroom, she unearthed documents in NASA's archives showing her grandmother's role as one of the "hidden human computers" working at Langley Research Center. This time around, Harris is working on a series of books to ...

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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Nonfiction 1."Unhinged," by Omarosa Manigault Newman (Gallery Press: $28) The former White House aide describes her time working with Donald Trump. 2."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists parents describes her path to Cambridge ...

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For someone who likes to kill people in her books, Megan Abbott is tremendously cheerful. Her conversation was peppered with laughter when I reached her by phone at home in Queens, N.Y., just having finished the book tour for her latest novel, "Give Me Your Hand." The book is the story about a lifelong rivalry/friendship between female scientists Kit and Diane, who find themselves competing ...

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