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Drunken driving rate falls to new low, federal data shows

New federal statistics show that the rate of drunken driving in the United States fell to a 13-year low in 2014, the latest year...

Where the heaviest-drinking Americans live

"Mission Accomplished. Got everything done. Now I get to binge drink through New Year's."Twitter user "Comfortably Smug" tidily sums up the holiday sentiments of...

About 100 million people couldn’t be bothered to vote this year

Roughly 43 percent of eligible voters didn't bother filling out a ballot this year, according to turnout estimates from the U.S. Elections Project. To...

Where Americans need the most help carving pumpkins

A little more than one-third of Americans told Gallup in 2006 that they "usually" celebrate Halloween by carving a pumpkin. And, if Google search...

Thousands of millionaires don’t pay federal income taxes

Tax documents obtained by The New York Times show that Donald Trump declared a massive net operating loss of $916 million in 1995, enough...

Arizona’s governor asked voters to fact-check whether pot is safer than alcohol. So we did.

Arizona is one of five states with marijuana legalization on the ballot this fall, and the state's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is not happy...

How far a dollar goes in each state

You might think you know the value of a buck. But a recent Tax Foundation analysis provides a stark illustration of just how much...

Study confirms what gun rights advocates have said for a long time about crime

Lawful gun owners commit less than a fifth of all gun crimes, according to a novel analysis released this week by the University of...

Why Oklahoma cops are returning $53,000 to a Christian band, an orphanage and a church

On Monday, I wrote about a strange civil forfeiture case out of Oklahoma, in which Muskogee County sheriff's deputies seized over $53,000 in cash...

How Oklahoma police took $53,000 from a Myanmar Christian band, a church in Omaha and an orphanage in Thailand

Eh Wah had been on the road for 12 hours when he saw the flashing lights in his rearview mirror.The 40-year-old Texas man, a...

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