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U.S. Census Bureau officials are pondering whether to produce less granular data in the next release of 2020 census data, dealing with housing and family relationships. That stands to upset researchers who rely on neighborhood-level information for their projects. Census Bureau officials on Friday described the proposal as a tradeoff for producing more accurate information

BEIJING (AP) — Harry Potter fans came dressed as wizards as Universal Studios opened its first theme park in China under anti-virus controls. The Hollywood studio’s “Jurassic Park,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Harry Potter” film franchises, plus Minions from “Despicable Me” feature prominently at the park on the eastern outskirts of Beijing, the Chinese capital.

SAO PAULO (AP) — One of Sao Paulo’s biggest favelas is celebrating its centennial — a sign of the permanence and resilience of poor communities that were once thought of as temporary. Paraisopolis community leader Gilson Rodrigues says that authorities didn’t do much to help the local residents, “so we learned to organize ourselves.” Across