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One in nine homes is vacant, and more

A record one in nine homes—or about 14 million—in the U.S. is now vacant.

One in nine homes is vacantA record one in nine homes in the U.S. is now vacant. The 14 million houses, condominiums, and apartments that are empty are just as likely to be in suburbs and new subdivisions as inner cities, and many are priced at $500,000 or more.USA Today

Two-thirds of former prisoners are rearrestedAbout two-thirds of the people who leave prison in the U.S. are rearrested within three years.The Atlantic  Farmers slaughter more cowsFalling milk prices and reduced demand for butter and cheese have forced farmers to sell off hundreds of thousands of dairy cows to be slaughtered for meat. This year, 1.5 million of the nation’s 9.3 million dairy cows may go to the slaughterhouse.Associated Press   Media coverage of Congress declinesThe number of newspapers and other news outlets that have reporters covering Congress dropped from 564 in 1985 to 160 in 2007. Since last year, many newspapers have made further cuts to their Washington staffs.Los Angeles Times  Carbon emissions keep growingDespite widespread concern over global warming, humans are adding carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere even faster than in the 1990s. Carbon emissions are growing by 3.5 percent a year, and no part of the world has had a decline in emissions.Associated Press

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