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Trump digs in on 2020 Census question over citizenship

Aaron Blake on how the citizenship question might make its way onto the census. Beth Reinhard on how the Newtown massacre created a rift within the National Rifle Association. Plus, Peter Whoriskey on the price of cocoa.
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The battle over the 2020 Census continues, even after it started printing
The debate over adding a citizenship question on the 2020 Census seemed settled after the Supreme Court ruled that the administration didn’t provide a good-enough rationale to add it. Now, President Trump and Attorney General William Barr say there is a legal workaround that will ensure the question makes it on the census.

Senior political reporter Aaron Blake talks with host Martine Powers about how the administration might proceed. 

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How the National Rifle Association responds to a crisis
In 2012, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary divided the leadership at the NRA over how it should respond. Investigative reporter Beth Reinhard takes us inside the first signs of a rift that has blown into an all-out civil war within the organization.

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The price of cocoa, updated 
Ghana and Ivory Coast are in negotiations with large chocolate companies to regulate the fluctuating price of cocoa. Reporter Peter Whoriskey, who investigates economic and financial issues, says this is an effort by the West African countries to help impoverished farmers. 

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