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Catholics in South America, and more

South America has more Catholics than Africa, Canada, and the U.S. combined.

Catholics in South AmericaSouth America has 339 million Catholics, and Africa, 186 million. Canada and the U.S. combined have just 85 million.Time

China's forced one-child policyChinese doctors have performed 336 million abortions and 196 million sterilizations since it began encouraging small families in 1971. Without the country’s one-child policy, China says its 1.35 billion population would be 30 percent larger.Financial Times

Amtrak's successAmtrak ridership has risen 55 percent since 1997, a new study found. In the shorter, city-to-city routes, from Boston to Washington and San Diego to Los Angeles, Amtrak actually makes a profit. Losses come from the little-traveled, long-distance routes in other parts of the country.Slate.com

White males at the NRAOf the National Rifle Association’s 75-person board of directors, 95 percent are white and 87 percent are male.Bloomberg Businessweek

Local TV newscasts drop political storiesThe amount of time a sample of local TV newscasts devoted to stories about government and politics fell to 3 percent last year, down from 7 percent in 2005, a new Pew Research study found. With reporting staffs shrinking, 40 percent of the average newscast was taken up by segments about weather, sports, and traffic.The New York Times

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