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Nation Oct 28How many Americans have tried e-cigarettes?
E-cigarette use has been on the rise for years, and researchers now have a better idea about how many Americans have adopted this alternative to smoking tobacco.
Nation Oct 02More than one mass shooting happens per day in the U.S., data shows
No matter how you define a mass shooting, one thing is clear: data suggests this brand of violence has grown worse in the United States.
Nation Sep 30Suicide among young American Indians nearly double national rate
Among people ages 18 to 24 nationwide, the suicide rate is 12.8 deaths per 100,000, and is the second leading cause of death for people between 15- and 24-years-old, according to new data from the CDC. Within the American Indian…
Politics Sep 29The GOP tax plans in one chart
Even for policy-lovers like us, the whiz of tax brackets shooting out of the hands of GOP candidates has become dizzying. Here is a single chart that provides one simple comparison point for these plans.
World Sep 25Which countries are the world’s most innovative?
The 2015 Global Innovation Index recently revealed that Switzerland remains the global leader in innovation, followed by the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States.
Nation Sep 24Kids are getting adopted faster today, and here’s why that matters
The amount of time a child in foster care waits to be adopted has dropped dramatically since 2000, an improvement that is no accident, according to child welfare advocates.
Nation Sep 23People love public libraries, but they aren’t using them
Most people say public libraries provide communities with essential resources for literacy and education, but the number of people who actually take advantage of library services may be slipping.
Nation Sep 22Out of 30,000 Hollywood film characters, here’s how many weren’t white
Viola Davis’s historic Emmy win served as an important milestone for African American actresses this week, but data suggest that the entertainment industry could do far more to achieve greater diversity in film.
Nation Sep 21A quarter of all renters spend half of income on housing
About one quarter of all renters spend at least half of their paychecks just to keep roofs over their heads, and those numbers will only grow in the next 10 years, new research suggests.
Politics Aug 06Which candidate spoke the most at the first GOP debate?
Who will stand out at tonight's Republican debate? We'll keep track of how much time each of the 10 candidates gets to speak. Check back here after the debate for the final tally.