▪ Pedestrian deaths soared by 25 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to a new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. More than 28,000 pedestrians were killed by cars n ationally during that period. The distracting use of smartphones by both pedestrians and drivers is believed to be a major factor in the increase.
▪ In 86 percent of U.S. counties that voted for Donald Trump, the total annual income of the entire population is less than the collective $2.3_billion net worth of 27 of President Trump’s closest aides. His Cabinet is the wealthiest in U.S. history.
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▪ Drone purchases are booming, with more than 770,000 drone registrations in the past 15 months. The number of small hobbyist drones in the country is expected to triple to about 3.55 million by 2021.
▪ Since 2007, the DEA has seized about $3.2 billion in cash from people not charged with a crime, although they were suspected of involvement with the drug trade. These seizures, for which no judicial review ever occurred, were all legal under the controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture.
▪ Almost one in four married couples sleep in separate bedrooms, according to a new survey from the National Sleep Foundation. Many cited snoring, different sleep schedules, or restless leg syndrome as the reason.