The U.S. has accepted only 11 Syrian refugees fleeing the carnage of the country’s civil war so far this year, down from 15,479 in 2016 and 3,024 in 2017. “I think you can call it a backdoor ban, except that it’s so blatant,” said Becca Heller of the International Refugee Assistance Project.
In 2015, Donald Trump listed 19 companies that were paying him so they could sell Trump-branded consumer goods, including ties, steaks, and underwear. But his presidency has driven off customers, leaving only a Panamanian company selling Trump bed linens and a Turkish company selling Trump furniture.
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Fisher Island, a 216-acre private island off the coast of Miami, is the richest ZIP code in the U.S. The average income there was $2.5 million in 2015, more than $1 million more than the second-place spot, the City of Atherton in Silicon Valley.
In 2017, more police officers were shot responding to domestic violence than to any other type of firearm incident. From 1988 to 2016, FBI data show, 136 officers were killed while responding to domestic disturbances, compared with 80 killed during drug-related arrests.
Thirty-three percent of 25- to 29-year-olds lived with their parents or grandparents in 2016—the highest proportion in 75 years.
27% of American voters think the Republican tax cut passed in December was a “good idea.” 36% see it as a “bad idea.” 53% believe the tax overhaul will lead to higher deficits and disproportionate benefits for the wealthy and big corporations.
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By a 48% to 32% margin, Americans say former FBI Director James Comey is more believable than President Trump.
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