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  • Complex computer algorithms help pinpoint the people "most likely to be involved in future violent crimes — as either predator or prey"
  • Murders decreased 20% after a "predictive policing" program was implemented in Kansas City.
  • Governments and corporations "increasingly turning to predictive analytics and data mining in looking at behaviors"
  • Obama chose Eric Fanning, 47, "a national security specialist with more than two decades of experience."
  • The Army’s "CEO, [...] the highest civilian office in that branch of the armed forces."
  • Marks "further progress in the struggle for LGBT acceptance in the US armed forces—something the Obama administration has led the way on."
  • Issues are too numerous for voters to have their own views, so they use party or personality to decide their views on complex issues
  • The identical position is favored more by Republicans when it is associated with Trump, and vice-versa
  • As in sports, American voters seem to pick their "favorite team" as a way to participate
  • Transgender inmates in San Francisco county jail will "soon be jailed based on each individual’s gender preference"
  • Gradual implementation, but "by the end of the year, each inmate’s housing preference would be decided on a case-by-case basis"
  • Currently, transgender inmates have been segregated from the general jail population
  • Includes: 72% of black children, 53% Hispanic, and 29% white
  • "Single-parent families are about five times more likely to be poor as married-couple families."
  • "Non-marital births are even more closely associated with class and education than with race."
  • "A new study in the Federal Bank of St. Louis quarterly report plots long-term wealth accrual against race and education."
  • "Over a 20-year period, college-educated blacks experienced a 55-percent drop in wealth."
  • Study Authors: "We [need to] find a way to educate our most at-risk citizens without sinking them in a mire of debt."
  • "In 2006, 31 percent of America’s students attended schools in 'high-poverty' districts."
  • By 2013: 49 percent.
  • 1/2 "of the nation’s children between the ages of 5 and 17 attend schools in communities where a large chunk of families are struggling to get by.”
  • "Ohio’s first statewide police standards on deadly force puts an emphasis on the preservation of human life."
  • Restricts "officers to defending themselves or others from death or serious injury."
  • "State and local jurisdictions must fully adopt and implement the standards by March 2017."
  • "Severe poverty affects the way children's brains develop, potentially putting them at a lifelong disadvantage."
  • "The parts of the brain tied to academic performance were 8% to 10% smaller for children who grow up in very poor households."
  • Six-year study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; "combined the expertise of neuroscientists and economists."
  • America's Clean Power Plan will put a set of environmental regulations that set limits on power-plant carbon emissions.
  • Goal is to cut carbon pollution from power plants 32% by 2030.
  • Plan will also create jobs in renewable energy, and lower power bills.
  • "Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a transgender woman of color, is the White House’s newest employee."
  • "While the Obama administration has several transgender staffers, she is the first to work directly for the president."
  • "Appointed outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel."
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