The U.S. will produce almost 12 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2019, making this country the world’s top oil producer, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.
People who live near areas with high violent crime rates are 25 percent more likely to suffer from hypertension and 53 percent more likely to be obese, according to a new University of Chicago study. Researchers said chronic stress was contributing to these health problems.
The 23 members of the French soccer team, which won the World Cup last weekend with a victory over Croatia, include 16 from immigrant families, mostly from Africa.
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Large plumes of dust from the Sahara Desert created a haze in the skies of Texas this week amid an intense heat wave. The dust, originating in Chad, was carried thousands of miles west by winds.
Worker productivity rose by 65 percent from 1979 to 2013, but 80 percent of workers had hourly wage increases of just 8.2 percent, according to a new study by the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. Seventy percent of workers’ wages were either flat or fell from 2000 to 2013, the study found.
When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, 44% of Americans named Barack Obama as their first or second choice, followed by 33% who chose Bill Clinton and 32% who listed Ronald Reagan. President Trump came in fourth, with 19%.
NATO has largely become a partisan issue, with 64% of Democrats viewing NATO favorably and just 9% having an unfavorable opinion of the organization. Among Trump voters, just 33% view NATO favorably, while 54% view it unfavorably.