▪ Fear of brain injury has produced a major decline in student participation in high school football in Nort hern states; in Michigan, for example, participation has dropped 21.3_percent since 2006. But in 12 states, mostly in the South, there are more boys playing football today than a decade ago.
The Wall Street Journal
▪ President Trump has nominated 42 U.S. attorneys so far to replace the 46 Obama appointees he fired. Only one is a woman, and 40 are white men. When Trump took office, there were 24 female U.S. attorneys.
▪ A cruise ship’s diesel engine can burn through 150 tons of fuel each day, which would emit as much sulfur dioxide and fine particles as 1_million cars. The cruise lines are resisting installing soot filters to screen out the particulates, which can damage human health.
▪ Our Asian population is growing faster than any other U.S. racial or ethnic group, climbing 72_percent between 2000 and 2015, according to the Pew Research Center. Asian- Americans are projected to eclipse Hispanic- Americans in 2055 to become the largest immigrant group in the country.