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The looser a state’s gun laws, the more mass shootings it has
A report in BMJ compared the strictness of state-level gun laws to the annual rate of mass shootings, and the results are sobering: States were scored from 0 (very restrictive) to 100 (very permissive) based on 13 factors surrounding their gun laws. And for every 10-point relaxation in a state’s gun laws, the rate of mass shootings in that state increased by 11.5 percent.
The Apple Card is now available, just probably not for you
Apple’s famed credit card will finally arrive today—but only for a select group of iPhone users. (The card will become available to everyone later this month.) Apple’s card is a lot like other credit cards you might have, except that it mostly lives inside of your iPhone. You can request a titanium physical card, but Apple rewards those who use their phones for transactions by giving them twice the cash back.
Fast Fact: 183%
That’s how much textbook prices have increased over the past 20 years. Digital textbooks are cheaper—plus they take up less space and are more easily updated—but when it comes to retention and comprehension, good ol’ paper still produces better results.
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