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Continents at a glance

*There are no permanent residents of Antarctica, but up to 4,000 researchers and personnel live there in the summer, and 1,000 in the winter. A discussion among friends over the weekend prompted me to put together this table of fast facts … Continue reading

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Growth of the president’s cabinet since 1789

One way to gauge the growth of the federal government over the years is to look at the makeup of the president’s cabinet. Under George Washington, there were only four cabinet positions – secretary of state; secretary of the treasury; … Continue reading

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Knives kill more than guns in the U.S.? Just not true

As the public debate over extending background checks for gun purchases unfolded last week, I saw a statement on Facebook that knives are used more than guns each year in homicides. That didn’t ring true, so I did some research. … Continue reading

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