White supremacists and other members of far-right movements were responsible for 71 percent of extremist-related deaths in the United States between 2008 and 2017; Islamic extremists were responsible for 26 percent. The number of terrorist incidents in the U.S. has tripled since 2013, with most of them being driven by anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-government, or racist ideologies.
The New York Times
Over the past 20 years, there have been more than a dozen local and state elections in the United States that either were decided by a single vote or ended in a tie.
More than 130 Catholic bishops in the U.S. have been accused of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct in their diocese during their careers, nearly a third of American bishops. Of those, at least 15 have been accused of committing abuse themselves.
The Boston Globe
Despite the booming economy, 45 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to cover three months of expenses, 30 percent have more debt than they can manage, and 16 percent have delayed medical care because of cost, according to the nonprofit Center for Financial Services Innovation.
Los Angeles Times
The Air Force has spent $326,785 since 2016 to keep replacing special coffee mugs that can reheat fluids on planes in flight. The mugs, which cost $1,280 each, break easily when dropped.