Monday, December 11, 2017
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8,000 miles

is the range of the newest missile tested by North Korea last week, putting all of the continental United States within Kim "Rocket Man" Jong Unís reach.e_SClB40%

of adults in the United States reported using prescription opioids in 2015.e_SClBOnly 1

prominent economist out of 38 across the ideological spectrum said the proposed tax cuts would yield substantial economic growth. However, they were unanimous, in a recurring University of Chicago survey, in judging that the tax cuts would add to the long-term federal debt burden, now estimated at more than $20 trillion.

37%

of the American uninsured say they go without it because they cannot afford it.

11/2 times

pay is what American Airlines is offering pilots to fly Christmas week after a computer glitch allowed their vacation requests to go through without ensuring that another pilot would cover their flight that holiday week. American expects the pay bump to resolve the issue.

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