Since January, all of the books at the top of The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list have had one thing in common: President Trump. Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury held the No. 1 spot first, and was supplanted by Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s Russian Roulette. That book was dethroned by Dear Madam President, a Clinton aide’s account of the 2016 race, which has in turn been supplanted by James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty.
The world’s oldest person, 117-year-old Nabi Tajima of Japan, died last week. Born on Aug. 4, 1900, Tajima was the last known person born in the 19th century (which ended Jan. 1, 1901). There are 36 known supercentenarians—those aged 110 or older—worldwide, and 18 of them are Japanese.
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Mitt Romney will face a primary election in Utah’s U.S. Senate race on June 26 after failing to lock up the Utah Republican Party’s nomination at its state convention. Romney came in second to Utah state Rep. Mike Kennedy, who won 50.9 percent of the convention vote to Romney’s 49.1 percent.
The richest 1 percent of American women by income live more than 10 years longer than the poorest 1 percent. For men, the life-span gap between the richest and poorest Americans is almost 15 years.
State and local governments in the United States have spent up to $24 billion on professional, amateur, and college stadiums since 1990.
In a survey of infrequent or unregistered voters, 56% think the country is on the wrong track. Yet 83% of respondents say they are “not very likely” or “not at all likely” to vote in the 2018 midterms. 63% say they don’t pay attention to politics “because nothing ever gets done,” while 68% say it’s “because it’s so corrupt.”
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78% percent of Americans say teachers in this country are underpaid.