Special Report

18 Reasons to Drink Coffee for Your Health

Often, the foods and beverages people love the most are unhealthy and should be consumed only once in awhile. Coffee, however, appears to be a rare exception. One of the ...
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22 Surprising Facts About Sgt. Pepper on Its 50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago today that the Beatles changed the world of pop music forever with the release of the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” To mark ...
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100 Surprising Facts About JFK on His 100th Birthday

Monday, May 29, is the birthday of John F. Kennedy, who was born 100 years ago in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the 35th president of the United States and the ...
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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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Is Obama’s $500 Million Library Excessive?

President Barack Obama revealed earlier this month his plans for a presidential museum and library to be built in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago, on the grounds ...
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States Producing the Most Meat

The United States produced roughly 140 billion pounds of red meat and poultry in 2016, worth nearly $100 billion. Americans have each added 45 pounds of these types of meat ...
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America’s Safest Cars

There are many measures to determine car safety, and one is to examine driver death rates per vehicle. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released this week identified ...
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America’s Deadliest Cars

There are many measures to determine car safety, and one is to examine driver death rates per vehicle. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released this week identified ...
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The Most (and Least) Valuable States

Placing an exact dollar value on land, from rivers and mountains to farm lands and dense urban centers, is virtually impossible. Some, though, have attempted to come up with a ...
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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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The States With the Most Dangerous Roads

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States despite substantial improvement in recent decades. The fatality rate from car crashes has decreased to ...
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The Drunkest (and Driest) Cities in America

The subject of two constitutional amendments and the pillar of a major U.S. industry, alcohol is inextricably tied to America’s political and commercial history. On an individual level, alcohol is ...
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America’s Most Loved and Hated Telephone and Cable Companies

Greater competition and customer satisfaction are linked, and that is supported by the findings of the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, which was released Tuesday. Over the 12-month period, wireless ...
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8 Old-Fashioned Names Making Huge Comebacks

One of the most common naming conventions in the United States is to give a child the name of his or her older relative or ancestor. While popular 20th century ...
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States Where the Most People Work for the Government

Despite consistent urging from a portion of the American public to slim down government, a large number of residents continue to make a living by working in government. In 2016, ...
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