Kim Jong Un traveled to the Singapore summit with a portable, personal toilet to make sure the CIA or other foreign intelligence agencies did not get samples of his stools to gain insights into his health problems. This was not pure paranoia: During the Cold War, the CIA reportedly obtained stool samples from Soviet leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Nikita Khrushchev.
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Nearly 400,000 of the 2.2 million prisoners in the U.S. have a psychiatric diagnosis. The country’s state-run psychiatric hospitals can only accommodate 38,000 patients.
Earth as a whole has not had a “cooler than average” month since December 1984.
At least 47 public monuments to the Confederacy have been removed since the 2015 mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., according to a new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center. There are 772 Confederate monuments still standing in 23 states, most of them located in Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
The opioid epidemic is deadlier for Americans than the Vietnam War was in its worst year. Opioids contributed to the deaths of 1.5 percent of Americans who died in 2016, while 1 percent of Americans who died in 1968 perished in Vietnam.
58% of Americans believe it is “very” or “somewhat” likely that a foreign government will attempt to meddle in the U.S. midterm elections, including 77% of Democrats and 56% of independents. 58% of Republicans, on the other hand, are “not very” or “not at all” worried about foreign interference in the November election.
49% of Americans do not plan on taking a vacation this summer. Of those who are not going, 50% say they can’t afford a summer getaway. 25% cite “family duty.” 22% can’t take time off work.