More American workers were involved in major strikes in 2018—485,000—than in any year since 1986. The strikes are the product of workers’ frustration over their wages remaining stagnant despite strong economic growth and record unemployment.
The United States currently has 7,967 economic sanctions on individuals, businesses, organizations, and other entities around the globe, up from roughly 6,000 in 2014. Iran is the target of the largest number of U.S. sanctions, with the Trump administration imposing 700 new sanctions on the regime in a single day last November.
When attorney Cheslie Kryst (pictured) was crowned Miss USA last week, it was the first time that African-American women won the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA (Kaliegh Garris), and Miss America (Nia Franklin) contests all in the same year.
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“The Mueller Report” sold almost 43,000 copies during the last week of April, vaulting to the top of this week’s New York Times best-seller list.
Although China ended its one-child policy in 2016, many people there have been reluctant to have more children because of the cost and the financial need for mothers to work. Beijing forecast 20 million births in 2018, but there were only 15.23 million births—2 million fewer than in the previous year.
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