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  • U.S. has world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households December 12, 2019
    Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so. The post U.S. has world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • How unemployment rates relate to economic attitudes in the EU December 11, 2019
    In EU countries with higher unemployment, people are more pessimistic about job prospects. Youth unemployment and lack of economic growth are also factors. The post How unemployment rates relate to economic attitudes in the EU appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Teens in the South more likely than other U.S. teens to experience religion in public school December 10, 2019
    Teens in the South express their religion in school more often than teens in other parts of the United States. The post Teens in the South more likely than other U.S. teens to experience religion in public school appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Veteran households in U.S. are economically better off than those of non-veterans December 9, 2019
    U.S. military veterans and their families have consistently had higher standards of living than non-veterans over the past 40 years. The post Veteran households in U.S. are economically better off than those of non-veterans appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • 10 facts about atheists December 6, 2019
    There is a rising number of atheists in the United States. Here are some key facts about atheists in the U.S. and around the world. The post 10 facts about atheists appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • U.S. is seen as a top ally in many countries – but others view it as a threat December 5, 2019
    The U.S. stands out to many around the world as the country their nation can rely on most. But substantial shares in some countries see it as their greatest threat. The post U.S. is seen as a top ally in many countries – but others view it as a threat appeared first on Pew Research […]
  • People around the globe are divided in their opinions of China December 5, 2019
    Negative views of China predominate in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. China also receives unfavorable marks from many neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region. The post People around the globe are divided in their opinions of China appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • 10 facts about Americans and YouTube December 4, 2019
    Using public opinion surveys and large-scale data analysis, we have studied the content on YouTube and how the U.S. public engages with it. The post 10 facts about Americans and YouTube appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • The longer and more often people use Facebook, the more ad preferences the site lists about them December 3, 2019
    How many ad preferences Facebook lists for its U.S. users – and how accurate they are – depends on how often, and for how long, they've used the platform. The post The longer and more often people use Facebook, the more ad preferences the site lists about them appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • U.S. Catholics less likely than Protestants to express confidence in advice from clergy December 3, 2019
    Catholics have less confidence in their clergy's advice than Protestants – and are less likely to claim a close relationship with clergy. The post U.S. Catholics less likely than Protestants to express confidence in advice from clergy appeared first on Pew Research Center.

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  • Exit Poll Predicts Massive Win for Boris Johnson December 12, 2019
    “Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is on course for a huge majority in Parliament, according to an exit poll from the UK’s three main broadcasters,” CNN reports. “The projections will be a big disappointment for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and suggests Johnson will be able to pass his Brexit deal comfortably.” BBC: “Exit polls have proved […]
  • Biden’s Lead Shrinks In South Carolina December 12, 2019
    A new Charleston Post & Courier poll in South Carolina finds Joe Biden leading the Democratic field with 27%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 20%, Elizabeth Warren at 19%, Pete Buttigieg at 9%, Cory Booker at 5%, Tom Steyer at 5% and Tulsi Gabbard at 4%.
  • Trump Campaign Says Impeachment Motivates Base December 12, 2019
    “As President Trump faced a critical vote on his impeachment Thursday, his top political advisers said the process had already begun to reap benefits for his reelection campaign,” the Washington Post reports. Said campaign manager Brad Parscale: “This lit up our base, lit up the people that are supporters of the president. They’re frustrated, they’re […]
  • What If Trump Offends Again? December 12, 2019
    Politico: “Democrats are only just beginning to confront the paradox that their imminent impeachment vote creates: What happens when a remorseless president commits the same behavior that got him impeached in the first place — only this time after the House has already deployed the most potent weapon in its arsenal?” “There’s no roadmap for […]
  • U.S. and China Reach Tentative Trade Deal December 12, 2019
    “The U.S. and China have reached agreement on a tentative trade deal, which President Trump is expected to formally approve this afternoon,” the Washington Post reports. Said one insider: “The deal is essentially done. The mechanics of how you execute it and how you get it signed still have to be worked out.”
  • Democrats Hold Edge in Party Affiliation December 12, 2019
    Gallup: “More Americans continue to identify as Democrats or as ‘Democratic-leaning’ independents than as Republicans or ‘Republican-leaning’ independents. The current 47% to 42% Democratic edge is largely in line with what Gallup has measured over the past five years.”
  • What We’ve Learned from Today’s Impeachment Hearing December 12, 2019
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  • Congress Reaches Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown December 12, 2019
    Top congressional negotiators announced a tentative deal on $1.3 trillion in federal spending, likely averting government shutdown, the Washington Post reports. The agreement in principle sets up votes next week.
  • ‘I Move to Strike the Last Word’ December 12, 2019
    You’ve heard this quite a bit in the House Judiciary Impeachment markup hearing. The Congressional Research Service notes the phrase, in this context, really just means I’d like to speak now for five minutes.
  • What Trump Thinks About Impeachment December 12, 2019
    CNN: “Privately, he’s stewing…. Trump is somewhat taken aback that his actions toward Ukraine are ultimately what led to his likely impeachment.” Said one close adviser: “Frankly, I think he’s a little surprised it’s the Ukraine thing that’s done it.”

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  • Thursday, December 12th, 2019 December 12, 2019
    The House Judiciary Committee continues its markup of articles of impeachment against President Trump today. As top Democrats push ahead toward a full vote in the chamber, what are Democrats from more moderate districts saying? Voters in the United Kingdom are turning out for a general election. Could today's results be any more decisive than […]
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 December 11, 2019
    President Trump is dismissing the two articles of impeachment that Democrats unveiled against him as "flimsy." What exactly will happen during a markup of those articles tonight? There's a new version of a free trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. What will the changes mean for Mexico? And an NPR exclusive breaks down […]
  • Breaking News Update: Democrats Unveil Articles Of Impeachment, USMCA Trade Agreement December 10, 2019
    House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday morning, 77 days after they launched a formal inquiry into his freezing of assistance to Ukraine and request to investigate a political rival. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced an agreement on President Trump's revised North American trade pact.
  • Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 December 10, 2019
    House Democrats have scheduled an announcement for this morning. What might they reveal about the specific articles of impeachment they plan to draft against President Trump? Ukraine and Russia have agreed to a ceasefire after more than five years of conflict that's killed at least 13,000 people. What does the deal include? Also, a new […]
  • Monday, December 9th, 2019 December 9, 2019
    What was a Saudi military officer doing on a U.S. naval base in Pensacola, and why are authorities investigating a mass shooting there as an act of terrorism? The Justice Department's Inspector General will release a report today focused on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation. Will it dispel or validate President Trump's […]
  • Sunday, December 8th, 2019 December 8, 2019
    What did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo know about President Trump's alleged pressure campaign on Ukraine and when did he know it?

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  • Anthony Rendon Is Instantly Mike Trout’s Best Teammate December 12, 2019
    Spurned by the consensus top free agent in MLB’s 2020 class — pitcher Gerrit Cole, who signed with the Yankees late Tuesday — the Los Angeles Angels set their sights on the second-best free agent, and with better success. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported late Wednesday that third baseman Anthony Rendon had agreed to terms with […]
  • Trying A Layup On These UConn Huskies? You Might Get Your Shot Blocked. December 12, 2019
    Desiree Elmore, Seton Hall’s 5-foot-10 force of nature, is one of the best isolation players in all of women’s basketball, averaging a point per possession so far this season. Past Connecticut teams might have tried to stop someone like her with an on-ball defender: Geno Auriemma’s Huskies are typically among the top teams in the […]
  • Significant Digits for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 December 12, 2019
    You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 6 key passing metrics In 2018, Kirk Cousins was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Vikings, a deal which, at the time, made him the highest-paid player in NFL history. Facing the media, the newly installed franchise quarterback promised […]
  • Millennials Are Leaving Religion And Not Coming Back December 12, 2019
    Millennials have earned a reputation for reshaping industries and institutions — shaking up the workplace, transforming dating culture, and rethinking parenthood. They’ve also had a dramatic impact on American religious life. Four in ten millennials now say they are religiously unaffiliated, according to the Pew Research Center. In fact, millennials (those between the ages of […]
  • Seven Candidates Have Qualified For The December Democratic Debate December 12, 2019
    The crowded Democratic presidential candidate field has defined much of the 2020 election cycle, including the size of the primary debates, with the October debate featuring a historic 12 candidates on a single stage. In fact, up to this point, no debate has had fewer than 10 participants. But that looks likely to change today […]
  • Free-Agent Aces Like Gerrit Cole Often Deliver The Championship Goods December 11, 2019
    SAN DIEGO — Gerrit Cole was a fan of the New York Yankees as a kid. The Yankees have also long been admirers of Cole, drafting him in the first round in 2008 when Cole was then a high school senior. Cole spurned the Yankees; he opted to attend UCLA instead, and he was selected […]
  • Kirk Cousins Is Putting Together An Under-The-Radar Elite Season December 11, 2019
    Eighteen months after Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer introduced Kirk Cousins to the media as his new quarterback and as the highest-paid player in NFL history, Cousins told the media that he wouldn’t be “playing quarterback here much longer” without significant improvement. At that point, after the second game of the season, Cousins had […]
  • Which Senators Are Likely To Vote For Trump’s Removal? December 11, 2019
    On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Soon, the U.S. House will almost certainly vote to pass those two articles. And then things move to the U.S. Senate, where things seem just as inevitable: The GOP-led Senate will […]
  • Significant Digits for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 December 11, 2019
    You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is 2.8, the percent of all venture capital ($3.3 billion worth) invested in U.S. companies with all-female founder teams this year. Entrepreneurs of color also struggle to secure financial and professional resources. 1,460 billion metric tons of organic carbon […]
  • Why It’s Tougher To Qualify For The December Democratic Debate December 11, 2019
    Throughout 2019, there have been a number of complaints that the Democratic National Committee’s thresholds for debate qualification are either too difficult — or too easy. And looking ahead to the Dec. 19 debate, these thresholds might exact their worst toll yet. There are three candidates unlikely to make the cut: Sen. Cory Booker, former […]

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