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There's new data on income inequality out from the OECD Thursday, so we thought we'd take a look to see how the U.S. compares against the group's 33 other countries -- and its upcoming World Cup matches.
Of the nearly 250 agencies tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics, it’s hardly surprising that the ones responsible for making the laws, the U.S. House and Senate, top the list at No. 1 and 2, respectively, of the 10…
With the news of Spain’s King Juan Carlos abdicating the throne to his son, we wondered how many monarchies are still in existence, and how many abdications have happened in modern times.
We don’t know how many Americans who died while serving at wartime are buried on foreign soil. Why? It's complicated. But one historian has been painstakingly counting, cataloguing and mapping the locations of American war dead that goes beyond the…
Not everyone agrees on the best methods for raising kids. Use our interactive to see which country has values to teach children in order closest to yours.
Obama administration officials on Thursday predicted health insurance premiums would be stable next year despite concerns…
Scientists have known for some time that shells of the tiniest sea life have been dissolving due to an increasingly polluted ocean. Pteropods, ocean-dwelling snails roughly the size of a thumbnail, have been dubbed by some the "…
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that about one tenth of America's greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture industry. "Everyone assumes what's happening globally is happening nationally," Vilsack said Tuesday, according to The Des Moines Register's report. "Clearly, there…
On Earth Day, scientists want you to know that more and more animals are becoming extinct. More than 800 animals have gone extinct or extinct in the wild over the last 500 or so years, according to the International Union…
There are more than 40,000 endangered species in the world -- plants, animals, mollusks, reptiles, etc. -- according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources's Red List. How much of that is due to us?…
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