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White House Names Steven Dillingham To Head Census Bureau

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/07/18/census_nac_wide-87c1d408c9830182a8dbbab81d90e994a082386b.jpg?s=600’ alt=’The U.S. Census Bureau holds a public meeting of the National Advisory Committee at the agency’s headquarters in Suitland, Md.’/>

The agency has not had permanent leadership since July 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Steven Dillingham will oversee the 2020 census and inherit six lawsuits challenging a citizenship question.

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Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/07/18/23138597881_adcdffc249_h_wide-8faab3b55fb0f347033815bdb4f47eadea70cac2.jpg?s=600’ alt=’An early prototype of the silicon-chip-sized particle accelerator that physicists at Stanford are working on. Eventually, miniature accelerators might have a role in radiating tumors, the scientists say, though that’s likely a decade or so away.’/>

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