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Why the Supreme Court is blocking a citizenship question in the 2020 Census — for now

Robert Barnes explains the Supreme Court rulings in two closely watched cases. Michelle Lee analyzes the ways 2020 candidates use Facebook. And Gillian Brockell on how New York CIty is remembering two women at the center of the Stonewall riots.
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SCOTUS rules on the census, gerrymandering
The Supreme Court’s conservatives decided Thursday that federal courts do not have a role to play in deciding whether partisan gerrymandering in electoral districts goes too far. In another ruling, the nation’s highest court also blocked the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. 

Robert Barnes weighs the role of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in two of the Supreme Court’s key cases this term. 

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How 2020 presidential candidates target you on Facebook 
For multiple Democratic contenders, the pitch on Facebook is simple: This is who I am, and this is what I stand for. For others, Facebook advertising is a more desperate plea for enough money and donors to survive to the next debate. Meanwhile, President Trump is using the social media platform to bolster his general election campaign machine, collecting small-dollar donations from around the country and building out lengthy email lists of supporters. 

Michelle Ye Hee Lee, who covers money in politics for The Post, breaks down the different 2020 strategies emerging on Facebook.

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The Stonewall riots, 50 years later 
Retropolis writer Gillian Brockell reports on Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two transgender activists who participated in the 1969 Stonewall riots and will soon be honored with a statue in New York.

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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.