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By the numbers


The estimated number of Los Angeles County, Calif., residents who are homeless, up 12 percent from last year.

$19.1 billion

The value of a long-debated disaster relief bill that Congress passed on June 3 and President Trump later signed. The package provides aid to Puerto Rico and states affected by hurricanes and flooding.


The number of “Pinocchios” (out of four) The Washington Post’s Fact Checker column gave to Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen for claiming “thousands” of women died each year from unsafe abortions prior to Roe v. Wade. The actual number of maternal deaths in the 1960s was in the hundreds.

1 in 10

The share of Protestant church attendees under age 35 who say they’ve left a church because they felt sexual misconduct was not taken seriously, according to a LifeWay survey.


The total cost to employer and employee for an average family’s healthcare coverage in 2018, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.