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States With the Most Dangerous Roads

Around 40,000 Americans died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States last year. That preliminary estimate comes from the National Safety Council, a public safety and health nonprofit. ...
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How Long Do American Presidents Live?

In late March, Jimmy Carter became the longest-living former president in U.S. history. Carter, 94, passed President George H.W. Bush, who, at the time of his death, was the longest ...
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Largest Employer in Every State

Walmart is by far the largest employers in the United States, employing about 1.5 million Americans. Other companies, however, are beginning to close in on Walmart’s headcount. Amazon, thanks to ...
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The Worst Counties to Live In

Joblessness in the United States recently hit its lowest point since the 1960s; the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high last year; and America is now home to ...
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30 Companies Getting the Most From the Government

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government spent $4.0 trillion in 2017. While the budget's largest portions go toward benefit programs like Social Security and Medicaid, hundreds of ...
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30 Companies Getting the Most From the Government

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government spent $4.0 trillion in 2017. While the budget's largest portions go toward benefit programs like Social Security and Medicaid, hundreds of ...
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The Year Women Won the Right to Vote in 46 Countries

The United States is approaching the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the constitution, passed in 1919 and ratified in 1920. Passed well over a century ...
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School Districts Where Students Are Least Likely to Succeed by State

The American education system continues to compare unfavorably to other affluent nations. In international testing, American students rank behind 18 countries in science and behind 36 in math. Nationwide statistics ...
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States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

The share of American workers in unions fell once again in 2018, from 10.7% in 2017 to 10.5%. The decline is part of a much longer-term trend of the slow ...
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Richest Person in Every State

The net worth of the world’s 26 wealthiest billionaires is $1.4 trillion -- the same as the combined wealth of the world's 3.8 billion poorest people, or about half of ...
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School Districts Where Students are Most Likely to Succeed By State

The American education system continues to compare unfavorably to other affluent nations. In international testing, American students rank behind 18 countries in science and behind 36 in math. Nationwide statistics ...
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The Worst Counties to Live In

Joblessness in the United States recently hit its lowest point since the 1960s; the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high last year; and America is now home to ...
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Richest Person of All Time From Your State

The three richest men in America -- Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos -- control more wealth than the poorest 50% of Americans. This level of inequality is not ...
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Countries With the Most and Least Disrespect for America

From Harry Truman to Barack Obama, no elected U.S. president has had an average first-term approval rating below 45.5%, according to polling data from Gallup. That may soon change, however. ...
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What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

In October of last year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked at 26,952, the highest point on record for the stock index. Though the DJIA comprises only 30 stocks, it ...
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