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An abundance of lobbyists, and more

There are 3,300 registered lobbyists working the halls of Congress on health-care reform legislation.

An abundance of lobbyists
There are 3,300 registered lobbyists working the halls of Congress on health-care reform legislation, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That’s six lobbyists for every member of Congress.
Bloomberg.com

The airlines' bad baggage
More than 31 million bags checked by airlines last year—about 1.4 per­cent of all bags—did not arrive at destinations at the same time as the passengers. About 1.8 million bags were lost altogether.
The Wall Street Journal

MySpace deletes sex offenders' accounts
Since 2007, MySpace has deleted 90,000 accounts from the social-networking site because they were created by registered sex offenders.
Harper’s

Old will soon outnumber the very young
Within 10 years, for the first time in the history of mankind, the number of people in the world age 65 and older will be greater than the number of people age 5 and younger, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.
The Washington Times

Medications are chief cause of accidental poisoning
Of the approximately 100,000 kids rushed to emergency rooms due to accidental poisoning each year, 70 percent overdose on everyday over-the-counter drugs or prescription medications, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Time

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