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17 Ways Young People Die

In 2015, the U.S. life expectancy decreased for the first time since 1993. In addition to a significant increase in overall deaths from heart disease, some researchers noted an increase ...
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States Where Welfare Supports the Fewest Poor Families

The share of poor families who receive welfare in the United States through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) has fallen dramatically in the last 20 years. Today, ...
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Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

The college enrollment rate has fallen in recent years, and many high school graduates are looking for lucrative opportunities that do not require four years of college tuition. While the ...
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15 Countries That Control the World’s Oil

Qatar, a small nation on the Arabian peninsula, became a big news story today after five Arab nations suspended diplomatic relations with that country, claiming Qatar is abetting terrorism. The ...
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States With the Most Mortgage Debt

Household debt levels in the United States have nearly returned to where they were before the recession -- meaning more people have saved for down payments and more are qualifying ...
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Key Numbers Behind the May Jobs Report

The economy generated 138,000 jobs in May, marking the 80th consecutive month of job growth, though Friday’s number represented a downshift in the pace of job creation. The unemployment rate ...
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Countries Doing the Most (and Least) to Protect the Environment

President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord Thursday, an action that threatens to divide the United States from its allies. The agreement was one of ...
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25 Counties With the Widest Income Gaps

The gap between the rich and poor has continued to widen in the United States. While the wealthiest 5% of U.S. households earn at least $203,000 annually, the bottom 20% ...
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The Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Cities

Cities in the South remain among the fastest growing in the United States, according to statistics released May 25 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Six of the 15 fastest growing ...
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States With the Most UFO Sightings

Humans have always observed their environment -- from their immediate surroundings to the skies and beyond. While technological advancements have increased our powers of perception, the naked senses remain extremely ...
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21 Cities Emerging From Drought

After more than five years of drought in the western United States, above-average precipitation during the fall and winter months has finally delivered relief in 2017. While careful evaluation of ...
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10 Most Pirated Movies Last Week

Pirating movies is a major problem in the United States, costing studios millions of dollars in lost box office ticket sales. According to several film industry studies, illegal movie downloads ...
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25 Cities With the Worst Diets

Americans' healthy eating habits vary widely by region, according to a recent Gallup poll. Gallup asked more than 350,000 Americans in all 50 states, “Did you eat healthy all day ...
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States With the Deadliest Police Chases

Police chases, as exciting as they are in movies, can result in accidents -- sometimes fatal ones. The victims can be the perpetrator, an officer, or innocents. According to a ...
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25 Cities With the Healthiest Diets

Few habits affect overall well-being more than a healthy diet, and the probability of eating well largely depends on one's place of residence. The “2016 Community Rankings for Healthy Eating” ...
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