Population growth and decline

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a Northern Spotted Owl flies after an elusive mouse jumping off the end of a stick in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore. The Trump administration has slashed more than 3 million acres of protected habitat for the northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington and northern California, much of it in prime timber locations in Oregon's coastal ranges. Environmentalists are accusing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under President Donald Trump of taking a "parting shot" at protections designed to help restore the threatened owl species. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
January 13, 2021 - 7:20 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would slash millions of acres of protected habitat designated for the imperiled northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington state and Northern California, much of it in prime timber locations in Oregon’s coastal ranges...
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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga bows during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, Tokyo, Japan. Suga announced that Japan has expanded a coronavirus state of emergency for seven more prefectures Wednesday, affecting more than half the population amid a surge in infections across the country. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
January 13, 2021 - 6:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency for seven more prefectures Wednesday, affecting more than half the population amid a surge in infections across the country. Prime Minister Yoshide Suga also said Japan will suspend fast-track entry exceptions for business visitors or...
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This preview image of an AP digital embed shows a U.S. map and the population growth by state. Many states saw little to no growth in 2020. (AP Digital Embed)
December 22, 2020 - 9:51 pm
The U.S. population grew by the smallest rate in at least 120 years from 2019 to 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau — a trend that demographers say provides a glimpse of the coronavirus pandemic’s toll. Population growth in the U.S. already was stagnant over the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1995. file photo, a line of Bosnian government troops makes its way to the front-line near Mrkonjic Grad 120kms (80mls) north west of Sarajevo, Bosnia. While it brought an end to the fighting, the Dayton peace agreement baked in the ethnic divisions, establishing a complicated and fragmented state structure with two semi-autonomous entities, Serb-run Republika Srpska and a Federation shared by Bosniak and Croats, linked by weak joint institutions. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
November 20, 2020 - 10:31 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As their ethnic leaders gathered around a table outside Dayton, Ohio, to initial a U.S.-brokered peace deal a quarter-century ago, Edisa Sehic and Janko Samoukovic still were enemies in a war in Bosnia that killed over 100,000 people. But the two, one an ethnic...
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In this Nov. 2, 2020, photo, Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters as they wait for former President Barack Obama to arrive and speak at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 08, 2020 - 1:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams spent years working to convince political power players that Georgia is a genuine two-party battleground, a Deep South state where the left could compete if it organized Black voters, other sporadic voters and stopped apologizing for being Democrats. She was right...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, a silverback mountain gorilla named Segasira walks in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. These large vegetarian apes are generally peaceful, but as the number of family groups in a region increases, so does the frequency of gorilla family feuds, according to a new study published Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in the journal Science Advances. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
November 04, 2020 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gorillas are highly sociable animals – up to a point. A crowded mountain can make silverbacks more violent, scientists say. Mountain gorillas spend most of their time sleeping, chomping leaves and wild celery stalks, and grooming each other’s fur with long, dexterous fingers...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016, file photo, general population inmates walk in a line at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. A California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world's most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity, citing officials' "deliberate indifference" to the plight of inmates during the coronavirus pandemic. State prison officials said Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that they are deciding whether to appeal the order, which otherwise will force them to parole or transfer about 1,100 inmates serving time in San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 21, 2020 - 9:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world's most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity, citing officials' “deliberate indifference” to the plight of inmates during the coronavirus...
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File-This June 4, 2020, file photo shows Women and children walk in a makeshift site for displaced people in Kongoussi, Burkina Faso. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, is hoping a major ministerial meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, will not only raise a billion dollars for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region -- Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger -- but spur leaders to address the underlying drivers including increasing conflict and insecurity, weak governance, and a lack of development (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
October 18, 2020 - 10:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address the underlying causes, including increasing...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 file photo signs are attached on a fence at the border between Austria and Germany in Wegscheid near Passau, Germany. Germany's population has contracted slightly for the first time in nearly a decade because immigration shrank as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
October 13, 2020 - 6:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's population has contracted slightly for the first time in nearly a decade because immigration shrank as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Tuesday. Some 83.1 million people lived in Germany at the end of June, with the population declining by 40,000,...
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FILE - Theater's line 45th Street in New York on May 13, 2020. A new report on racial representation on New York stages has found that little has been changing — there remains an over-representation of white actors, writers and directors. The annual study from the Asian American Performers Action Coalition, analyzed the 18 largest non-profit theaters as well as Broadway companies in New York City during the 2017-18 season. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 01, 2020 - 5:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report on racial representation on New York stages has found that little has been changing — there remains an over-representation of white actors, writers and directors. The annual study, “The Visibility Report: Racial Representation on NYC Stages,” from the Asian American...
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