At least 276,000 women had abortions outside their home state between 2012 and 2017, as some states have passed stricter abortion laws and the number of clinics has declined. In New Mexico, the number of out-of-state women who had abortions doubled over that period, while Missouri women had almost half the abortions performed in Kansas.
Since President Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran and announced new sanctions in May 2018, oil exports from the Middle Eastern nation have plunged from 2.5 million barrels of oil a day to about 200,000. The Iranian economy is expected to shrink 6 percent this year.
The Wall Street Journal
Sixteen of the 20 deadliest mass shootings in modern history occurred in the past 20 years, with eight of them happening in the past five years, according to Justice Department data. During the 1970s, mass shootings killed an average of 5.7 people per year, rising to 21 people in the 1990s and 23.5 in the 2000s. The average is now 51 mass-shooting deaths per year.
Los Angeles Times
More people are traveling the world than ever, with a record 1.4 billion tourist arrivals last year. Tourism to the U.S., however, fell 1.7 percent during the first half of this year, with industry experts blaming fears of gun violence and anger over President Trump’s policies.
The Washington Post