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This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation’s only test run of the 2020 Census. Legal wrangling has surrounded the U.S. census count for decades, culminating in this year’s fight over adding a citizenship question. (AP Photo / Michelle R. Smith, File)

President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to demand citizenship details from all respondents in next year’s census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.

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A look at what Cook County is doing to help ensure a full and accurate census count in 2020 – with our without a citizenship question.

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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump said Friday he is “very seriously” considering an executive order to try to force the inclusion of a citizenship question as part of the 2020 Census.

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In this June 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In two politically charged rulings, the Supreme Court dealt a huge blow Thursday to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain but also put a hold on the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the 2020 census should ask about citizenship. Observers say the justices appear divided along ideological lines, giving an edge to the proposed change.

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In this Oct. 28, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller is seated at FBI Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo / Charles Dharapak, File)

U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Sean Casten join us to discuss the latest headlines out of Washington D.C., including the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report and the 2020 census. 

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The next U.S. census will take place April 1, 2020. How the data is collected, what it’s used for and the latest on the controversial citizenship question.

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Why the 2020 census could include a question about citizenship – and why there’s a legal effort to block it.

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The United States Census is not often a hot-button issue, but it’s recently been thrust into the center of controversy.