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FBI Firearm Background Checks Down Sharply From a 2016 Pace

The pace of FBI firearm background checks so far this year is down drastically, by about 9%, from 2016. Through June 30, the FBI has performed 1.2 million fewer firearm ...
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Will Mayweather-McGregor Be the Highest Valued Fight of All-Time?

Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Connor McGregor, both highly esteemed fighters in their own right, have been dancing around and toward each other over the past year, working to what is ...
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Best States for Immigrants

The California Senate passed a bill this month that provides a number of protections to immigrants in the state in light of recent crackdowns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ...
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Divorce Rate Lowest Since 1980, Still High in Washington, DC

Divorce rates dropped 25% from 1980 to 2015. However, in several areas, led by Washington, D.C., the rates are still high. According to The Bowling Green State University National Center ...
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The Richest President in US History

Americans will go to the polls next week to elect the 45th President of the United States. While this year’s election is in many ways highly unusual, the two major ...
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Des Moines Murder Rate Almost Double the Nation’s

Two Des Moines police officers were gunned down early this morning in what was described as an ambush killing. This follows a deadly weekend in Chicago, the most recent indication ...
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Google Is World’s Most Valuable Brand

BrandZ has released its 2016 list of the 100 most valuable brands. Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google ranked in first place at $229 billion. The balance of the top 10 were Apple ...
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CEO

Glassdoor Announces Bain Leader as Highest Rated CEO

Glassdoor has released its list of the 50 highest rated CEOs based on employee votes from workers at the companies. Bob Bechek, the chief executive officer of consultancy Bain, ranked first. Three ...
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Black Americans Invented Memorial Day

Through the fog of history, several groups lay claim the invention of Memorial Day. To some extent that is because the holiday has had different names. To some extent, the ...
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Obama’s First 2,644 Days In Office

April 30 is the final White House Correspondent's Dinner. 2016 will be filled with "lasts" and will be the first 20 days of January 2017, until he hands the helm ...
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Amazon Leads Most Reputable Company List

The Reputation Institution released its list of top 100 most reputable companies based on U.S. consumer perceptions. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), HallMark, Samsung, Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) and Sony Corp. ...
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Germany Ifo Business Climate Index Collapses

The Business Climate Index posted monthly by Germany's Ifo Institute has dropped "sharply" according to the organization. It fell to 105.7 in February from 107.3 in January. It is another ...
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US Issues Travel Alert Until February 24

The travel alert issued by the State Department because of terrorist threats lasts well beyond the holiday travel period. It stretches a full three months, all the way until February ...
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Statistics and Observations of Living to Be 100 Years Old — Centenarians

Do you want to live to be 100 years old? Very few people make it there. Living to be 100 takes a lot of effort, it generally requires good health ...
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Panera Bread Makes a Clean Break Toward Sustainability

Is it just coincidence the leaders in the fast casual dining segment, virtually the only segment of the restaurant industry showing consistently high growth, are also the ones that seemingly ...
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