Traffic deaths in the US have seen the biggest increase in 50 years—and nobody knows why — Quartz

Something’s not quite right on US roads, and the Department of Transportation doesn’t know why. The number of deaths from crashes in 2015 increased by 7.2% compared to 2014—the biggest increase in 50 years—killing more than 35,000 people. The last time traffic deaths saw such a large uptick was in 1966, when the number rose…

via Traffic deaths in the US have seen the biggest increase in 50 years—and nobody knows why — Quartz

Micheal Jackson.

Michael Joseph Jackson  (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the “King of Pop”, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

 

Trump’s plan to fix inner city crime? Tell black voters he knows what’s good for them — Quartz

Donald Trump is the voice of African Americans—even if they don’t think so. The marketing mogul put forth this thesis in a speech on Aug. 16 in Milwaukee, where the police shooting of a black man has sparked days of violent rioting. Addressing inner city African American voters, he argued that he alone can revive…

via Trump’s plan to fix inner city crime? Tell black voters he knows what’s good for them — Quartz

In 44 days the US will no longer oversee the internet’s naming system — Quartz

The US government has been the ultimate authority on the way the internet locates its content since the network was created. Come Oct. 1, it’s giving up that control to a non-profit. Finding stuff on the internet works like this: When you enter http://qz.com in a browser, you get our home page. In order for…

via In 44 days the US will no longer oversee the internet’s naming system — Quartz

4-year-old girl found abused told police her name was ‘idiot’ —

A 4-year-old Arkansas girl who was taken into protective custody after being zip-tied to her bed as punishment by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend thought her name was “idiot,” police said. Jennifer Diane Denen, 30 and Clarence Eugene Reed, 47, were arrested last Friday on suspicion of domestic battery, permitting the abuse of a […]

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