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In today’s climate conditions, roughly 46% of Americans endure at least three consecutive days of 100-plus degree heat in a given year. But new data from the nonprofit First Street Foundation shows that, within the next thirty years, that number will likely increase to 63%. In some southern states, such as Texas and Florida, residents could see over 70 consecutive days with the heat index topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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A recent poll from FiveThirtyEight shows that the issue of “crime and gun violence” is a major concern for many Americans right now, second only to inflation. But not all Americans think of the issue in the same way; FiveThirtyEight found that Democrats were much more likely to highlight “gun violence” as their chief concern, whereas Republicans cited “crime”. Across political lines though, respondents were likely to overstate the rate of violent and property crime compared to past decades.

250 inflation

It’s no secret that restaurants across the country are raising prices to keep up with rising costs. But for the end consumer, the drivers of these price hikes are often obscured. So The New York Times designed a new check that reflects the complicated reality of running a restaurant in 2022, breaking down how the surging cost of meat, produce, and other ingredients maps to increased menu prices.

MLU-Explain Statistics

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Here’s a great resource for anybody who wants to learn ML or refresh their understanding. Machine Learning University (MLU) is an initiative from Amazon that uses visual explanations to teach machine learning theory and practical applications. Explore concepts like logistic regression, precision and recall, and the bias variance tradeoff through these interactive articles.

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Nearly two dozen states have moved to restrict abortion or ban it altogether since the reversal of Roe v. Wade. So are states prepared to pay for the infrastructure needed to support these parents and children? Current data doesn’t looking promising, as mothers and children in states with the toughest abortion restrictions tend to have less access to health care and financial assistance. NPR breaks it all down.