For the second time in recent weeks, a college student has been given an influential role in the Trump administration. Anthony Labruna, a 22-year-old senior at Iowa State University, is now deputy White House liaison at the Department of Commerce. A senior at George Washington University was earlier appointed to a top job in the Presidential Personnel Office.
The death rate for 45- to 54-year-old white Americans with college degrees has fallen by 40 percent since the early 1990s; the rate has climbed 25 percent for whites in the same age range without degrees. A surge in suicides and deaths from drugs and alcohol among noncollege whites is largely responsible for the disparity.
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SUVs and pickup trucks have become so large that buyers are having trouble fitting them into home garages and public parking spaces. In New York, parking lots are increasingly charging oversize fees for vehicles like the Chevrolet Suburban and Fiat Chrysler’s Ram; some that already charged them are adopting “super-oversize fees.”
President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has sold his stake in Cadre, a real estate startup that invested in Opportunity Zone projects, which offer tax breaks Kushner lobbied to create as part of the 2017 tax law. Kushner’s holding in Cadre was worth at least $25 million at the end of 2019, up from $5 million three years ago.