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The Major League Baseball draft is unique among professional sports drafts. The 30 organizations pick teenagers and college students who will not join their big league clubs for years—if ever. … more
The Southeastern U.S. was responsible for nearly 90% of the population growth that occurred in rural America last year, a Daily Yonder analysis of 2023 Census Bureau data shows. From … more
Is bottled water really "natural" if it's contaminated with microplastics? A series of lawsuits recently filed against six bottled water brands claim that it's deceptive to use labels like "100 … more
Late-night TV has been around for 75 years. In 1949, Faye Emerson became the first late-night TV host when her 15-minute self-titled variety series began airing on CBS at 11 p.m. Running for two … more
​​Few things connect world citizens like food, music, and vanity. Everyone—no matter the context—wants to look good. With an article of clothing as common as denim jeans, it's easy to … more
Drug overdose deaths driven by fentanyl have risen sharply over the past decade, underscoring an ongoing—and worsening—American opioid epidemic leaving a staggering loss of life in its … more
For most of human history, we've had to safeguard what's ours from those who would take it by force or fraud. Although your odds of being robbed are lower now (headlines notwithstanding) than they … more reports that top earners among the highest-paid athletes include:  Cristiano Ronaldo – $260 million Jon Rahm – $218 million … more
The last time the Summer Olympics were held in the United States, a record television audience tuned in. It has not been matched since. The 18-day event in Atlanta benefited from … more
Data and polling research gathered by NBC illustrate America's increasing political polarization that even has think tanks worried . There is no question that political issues have divided the … more
The sun is shining, the weather's warm, schools are out—it's time for some summer fun! For folks with canine companions, summer means more time outdoors. From long walks through shady spots to … more
For centuries, sports have impacted the lives and cultures of people worldwide. From the first Olympic games in Greece as far back as the 700s B.C. to the formation of the National Association of … more
Hulu launched in 2007 as a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corporation and has since become one of the major players in the streaming industry. Since 2019, when the Walt Disney Company … more
Millions of Americans will gather on the Fourth of July to celebrate the nation's birthday. They'll light sparklers, watch fireworks and cook on the grill. All these things make Independence Day fun … more
On April 22, 2024, the Supreme Court heard its biggest case related to homelessness in more than 50 years. The case started in Grants Pass, a small city in Oregon, and it could have major … more
According to a May 2024 analysis from the Associated Press, more than 2,300 deaths due to excessive heat occurred in the U.S. in 2023, a record-breaking high. As alarming as those numbers are, that … more
Tipflation is upon us. The COVID-19-era explosion of cashless points of sale and touchscreens in shops, cafes, auto repair shops, and anywhere else money is exchanged has sent tipping … more
When you travel below the Mason-Dixon Line, you'll find some of the most mouthwatering, comforting cuisine in the U.S.: Southern food. Southern dishes are a vital part of American cuisine, from … more
If you drink beer—any beer—you're probably familiar with the craft beer explosion that began in the late 2010s, and you likely fall into one of two camps: IPA warrior or lager loyalist. … more
Getting behind the steering wheel in America can be a stressful experience, even with the best auto warranty in your back pocket. Common occurrences like getting cut off in traffic can turn … more
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