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Shooting deaths since Newtown, and more

In the year since the Newtown massacre, 194 children ages 12 and under have been shot to death in the U.S.

Shooting deaths since Newtown
In the year since the Newtown massacre, 194 children ages 12 and under have been shot to death in the U.S. At least 52 of those deaths involved a child handling an unsecured gun, and 127 of the children died in their own homes.
Mother Jones

Sales of Bushmaster rifle soar
Remington Outdoor Co., the manufacturer of the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 26 people in the Newtown shootings, has seen its earnings soar 52 percent over the past year, as gun enthusiasts flocked to buy a weapon they feared the government would ban.
Financial Times

4000 photos per second
About 4,000 photos are taken every second in the U.S., four times as many as a decade ago.
The Wall Street Journal

Health insurers to increase ad budgets
Health insurers are expected to spend more than $500 million on advertising in 2014, more than double last year’s total, to convince uninsured people to sign up through Obamacare’s insurance exchanges. One company, Wellpoint, intends to spend $100 million by the end of 2013.
WashingtonPost.com

Homeless rate falls
Homelessness has fallen 4 percent nationwide over the past year, but it has risen by 13 percent in New York City. New York and Los Angeles alone account for one fifth of homelessness in the U.S.
TheAtlantic.com

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