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U.S. Poverty Fell Last Year as Government Aid Made Up for Lost Jobs

U.S. Poverty Fell Last Year as Government Aid Made Up for Lost Jobs

By Ben Casselman and Jeanna Smialek

When government benefits are taken into account, a smaller share of the population was living in poverty in 2020 even as the pandemic eliminated millions of jobs.

New York Will Soon Lose 1 House Seat. The G.O.P. Might Lose 5.

New York Will Soon Lose 1 House Seat. The G.O.P. Might Lose 5.

By Nicholas Fandos and Grace Ashford

A new bipartisan commission is drawing up district lines, but New York Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork to take over the redistricting process.

As California Votes, It Rethinks Its Tradition of Direct Democracy

As California Votes, It Rethinks Its Tradition of Direct Democracy

By Thomas Fuller, Maggie Astor and Conor Dougherty

Any proposed changes to a century-old recall law are likely to be met with stiff opposition from Republicans, who see it as one of the last avenues of influence in a Democratic-led state.

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