Facts & Trends

Forced Labor

Estimated number of people held in forced labor worldwide: 21,000,000 Portion who are 18 or younger: 1/4 ...
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Change In The Number Of Overweight People

Percentage change in the number of overweight people in the developing world since 1980: +261 ...
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Colorado Secessionists

Representatives from eight rural Colorado counties began making plans to form a breakaway state, North Colorado, to escape the state’s gun-control laws and oil-industry regulations. “This is not a stunt,” said Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway. “Our very way of ...
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Crosses Removed in China

Authorities have removed crosses from dozens of churches in Lishui city as Zhejiang province bans crosses from the cityscape ...
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HEROIN SURGE

Some addicts hooked on opioids such as OxyContin and Percocet turn to heroin when they lose access to prescription pills. Heroin, far cheaper than pills, is available through networks that source it from Mexico and Colombia ...
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Drones In Flight

2,000,000+ - Number of hours U.S. drones have spent in flight ...
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Military Golf Courses

Number of golf courses worldwide operated by the U.S. military: 151 ...
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Barrel of monkeys

A wild rhesus macaque who’s stalked Tampa Bay for three years bit and scratched an elderly woman.  “He gets up in my tree and starts shaking it because he wants to be fed,” said Jeff Seilbach, a neighbor of the ...
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GLOBAL HEALTH CARE

The Commonwealth Fund ranked health care systems in 11 wealthy nations according to criteria such as quality and access. Below, a sampling of the rankings: ...
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Inches of Rainfall

4.36 - The average rainfall, in inches, for the contiguous United States in May, the country’s wettest month since record keeping began in 1895 ...
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