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GoPro stock is down 12 percent after it was reported that Apple has received patents for mounted digital cameras similar to GoPro’s, and that the patents specifically reference weaknesses in GoPro cameras. Presumably the company is kicking itself for not strapping a GoPro on the stock before it started to freefall. [Mashable]
13 percent more likely to drink
16 percent of Republican men
Pew Research Center asked Americans if they hope the United States elects a female president in their lifetime. On the left, 69 percent of women and 46 percent of men indicated they hoped that would happen. On the right, 20 percent of women and a meager 16 percent of men agreed. [Pew Research Center]
32 percent down
The digital currency Bitcoin is in the middle of another crash, falling 32 percent in 2 days. One bitcoin went for $181.45 on Wednesday. Bitcoin was one the worst investments of 2014 — worse than the ruble or oil — losing 58 percent of its value. [Bloomberg]
Proving that HBO’s “Girls” truly has its finger on the pulse of society, 40 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 have tried anal sex. [Vogue]
Length of a wall Saudi Arabia plans to build along its border with Iraq. The wall is a combined fence and ditch, and had been discussed since 2006. As the power of the Islamic State in the region grows, Riyadh has sent 30,000 additional troops to the border. [Business Insider]
4,074 uses of force
New York City corrections officers reported using force — ranging from pepper spray to punches — 4,074 times in 2014, an all-time high. [Associated Press]
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CORRECTION (Jan. 15, 9:57 a.m.): A previous version of this article misstated the source of 603 gifts received by Prince George. They came from people in Australia.