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Poll: 26% of U.S. clueless on who we declared independence from

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From Talking Points Memo: Pop quiz: Who was emperor when the United States declared independence from China? Give up? Perhaps you should ask one of the Americans who, when asked what country the U.S. separated from, named France, Japan, Mexico, Spain or, yes, China. A new Marist poll shows that 26% of people in this country don’t know that the U.S. declared its independence from Great Britain. That includes 20% who aren’t sure — and another 6% who think it was another country. Looking…

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Reason #3 why St. Pete should have a later ‘last call’

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Great Britain recently liberalized alcohol laws by allowing 24 hour drinking.  The result?  In the three months after the law went into effect, alcohol-related crime and violence have dropped significantly over the same period,  Serious violent crime has fallen over one-fifth and injuries have fallen 14%. Licensing minister James Purnell said: “The predictions that licensing reform would lead to an immediate upsurge in crime haven’t borne out.”

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Reason #3 why St. Pete should have a later ‘last call’

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Great Britain recently liberalized alcohol laws by allowing 24-hour drinking.  The result?  In the three months after the law went into effect, alcohol-related crime and violence have dropped significantly over the same period,  Serious violent crime has fallen over one-fifth and injuries have fallen 14%. Licensing minister James Purnell said: “The predictions that licensing reform would lead to an immediate upsurge in crime haven’t borne out.”

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