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More than 146,000 preventable deaths a year. Here are 5 leading causes

Last year, more than 146,000 people in the U.S. died from preventable causes, such as car accidents, drug overdoses among several others.

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And according to a new report from the National Safety Council, states just aren’t doing enough to protect their residents or to improve safety on the roads, in the community and home or in the workplace.

Analysts determined state-by-state grades for road, home, community and workplace safety and found no state was deserving of an overall “A” grade.

Eleven states (Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, South Carolina, Mississippi, Missouri and Wyoming) received failing grades.

 >> Related: Georgia scores a ‘D’ in avoiding preventable deaths, new safety report says

Using data from multiple sources, including the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census and more, of all the estimated preventable deaths in 2016, the council found 40,200 fatalities occurred on the roads; 121,904 in homes and communities and 4,836 in workplaces.

>> Related: America’s deadliest interstate is in Georgia, study says

“We are in the midst of the deadliest spike in roadway fatalities in 50 years,” report writers said. And according to 2015 data, road fatalities are also the leading cause of death in 16 states.

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You think Justin Bieber, Rihanna or Lil Wayne have crappy tattoos? It’s hilarious what the guys from Ink Master say!

We found this video where they asked the hosts of Spike TV’s Ink Master to review celebrity tattoos. From Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, to Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck comment on the artisanship that went into these tattoos.

Keanu Reeves Almost Changed His Name to Chuck Spadina

Keanu Reeves explains why he almost named himself Chuck Spadina and looks through some of his doppelgängers found on keanuisimmortal.com.

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Florida man accused of threatening state representative on Facebook

Saying he was "fed up" with the Republican Party, a 33-year-old man lashed out Sunday on Facebook, threatening the life of state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, the Miami Herald reports.

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Steve St. Felix, 33, of Miami-Dade County was arrested Monday and charged with making, written threats with intent to do bodily injury. Diaz contacted authorities after the threat appeared on his Facebook page.

"I’ll kill your ass and you better not show up to the next REC meeting," Felix is accused of writing. The comment, which was quickly removed, appeared to refer to the county's Republican Executive Committee. 

St. Felix told police that he was "fed up" with the GOP and that he hadn’t taken his medications when he posted the threat, the Herald reported.

On Tuesday, St. Felix was ordered held on $500,000 bail and told to have no contact with Diaz, according to NBC 6 in Miami. Before his arrest, he was out on bail for threatening another public servant along with burglary, prosecutors said. 

During the court appearance, his attorney said St. Felix has a mental health issue.

Diaz, 37, is preparing for a primary election on July 25 for the state Senate seat vacated by Frank Artiles, who resigned in April after a tirade that included vulgar and racially charged comments about other senators.

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