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Contradicting both his Department of Justice and his secretary of Commerce, President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to keep fighting to have a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. "We are absolutely moving forward, as we must," Trump said in a tweet. The president's message suggested that he was either reacting to criticism from the right that the government had unnecessarily caved on the issue, or perhaps speaking past the parties involved in two lawsuits in an effort to energize his base on the issue. One example of the criticism Trump faced Tuesday: conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt sent out a tweet that he was "very surprised" that the president had "surrendered without a battle on this issue." — CNN
When a 16-year-old New Jersey boy was accused of raping an intoxicated girl, filming the assault and sending the video to his friends, the prosecutors sought to try him as an adult. But a state Superior Court judge in south Jersey shot down that request in part because, the judge said, the boy "comes from a good family" and is destined "for a good college." Now a state appeals court has overturned the decision and warned the judge against showing leniency to juveniles of privilege, raising the question of what such judicial reasoning would mean for "juveniles who do not come from good families and do not have good test scores." — NBC News
A woman charged with manslaughter after she was shot and lost her unborn baby will not be prosecuted, an official said on Wednesday. The indictment against Marshae Jones stemmed from a fight, and subsequent shooting, in Pleasant Grove, Alabama, in December. Authorities say Jones initiated a physical fight with 23-year-old Ebony Jemison over the father of Jones’ unborn baby during which Jemison fired a shot that struck Jones. Though police initially charged Jemison in the death of Jones’ unborn child, the grand jury deemed Jemison shot in self-defense and instead Jones should be held responsible for the loss of the fetus. — AL.com
Florida is encouraging homeowners to kill green iguanas amid an unwanted population boom in the state. Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued a notice this week telling homeowners that no special permit is required “to kill iguanas on their own property, and the FWC encourages homeowners to kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible.” — Fox News