Worldwide, most of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe. In the Americas, five countries have legalized gay marriage.
Columbus Day is one of the most inconsistently celebrated U.S. holidays. Fewer than half of U.S. states give their employees the day as a paid holiday.
The circumstances were very different during the Clinton impeachment crisis, and so was U.S. public opinion about the push for impeachment.
Most U.S. veterans who served in the post-9/11 era say their military service was useful in giving them skills and training needed for jobs outside the military, a new Pew Research Center report finds. And in fact, veterans of prime working age generally fare at least as well in the U.S. job market as non-veterans, though there are some differences in the work they do and in which industries.
To mark Labor Day, here's what we know about who American workers are, what they do and the U.S. working environment in general.
Earlier starts tend to be more common in the South and Southwest. Later starts are more common on the East Coast and in the upper Midwest and Northwest.
As of the end of June, the federal government's total debt stands at $22.023 trillion. The nation's debt is now bigger than its GDP.
Independence Day is a national celebration of freedom, fireworks and frankfurters. It's also, by one measure, the most dangerous day of the year.
The share of U.S. teens working during the summer has tumbled since 2000: Only about a third of teens had a job last summer.
The most export-dependent places in America often are far from big cities and are more likely to be in the South or Midwest than the coasts.