Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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Census survey to be done over Internet

For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates. The new online option will supplement the traditional census mail-out operation.

Beginning this week, more than 3.5 million U.S. households that are randomly selected each year to participate in the American Community Survey will be sent letters asking them to respond online. The survey, formerly known as the "long form," asks households for wide-ranging details from education and income to disabilities, language use and commute times.

Man who shot officers is killed A man who gunned down two Kansas police officers at a grocery Sunday was killed by officers early Monday in an armed standoff, authorities said Monday.

Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones said David Tiscareno, 22, was seated behind the driver's seat of a car stopped in the parking lot of a Topeka grocery Sunday night when police ordered the occupants to get out. After fatally shooting Cpl. David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly, Tiscareno drove from the scene.

Officers found Tiscareno Monday at a house about a mile away. Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents fired tear gas inside. Tiscareno emerged from the home with a gun and fired a shot; officers opened fire, according to the Shawnee County sheriff's office. Tiscareno was declared dead at a hospital.

Electoral College vote tallied Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election, a constitutional formality on President Barack Obama's march to a second term.

The outcome wasn't in doubt. Obama had well more than the 270 votes required to win the White House.

Obama was on course to get 332 votes to Republican Mitt Romney's 206, barring defectors known as "faithless electors." California's 55 electoral votes helped put Obama over the top Monday afternoon. …

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