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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.

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23.1 million

The number of missing baby girls around the world from 1970 to 2017 due to sex-selective abortions. A new PNAS study of the sex ratio imbalance found most missing female births occurred in China and India.


The average teacher salary in New York—the highest in the United States—according to National Education Association estimates. Mississippi paid teachers $45,574 on average.


The number of children the average American woman will bear in her lifetime at current rates. Preliminary government figures released in May found that last year’s U.S. total fertility rate was 1,728 births per 1,000 women, an all-time low.

16 pounds

The weight of the 2-foot-tall golden crown used in the May 4 coronation of Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn.


The average debt balance held by U.S. college students who graduated in 2018 with the help of student loans.

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The number of subpoenas Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team issued in its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The U.S. attorney general delivered the team’s final report to Congress in April.


The share of modern Russians who say Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s rule was good for the country, a record high, according to a March Levada poll. Under Stalin, millions of Soviet citizens died of famine or by execution.

91 million

The number of monthly Uber users at the end of 2018, according to the ride-sharing company.


The number of volunteers kicked out of the Boy Scouts since 1944 because of accusations they sexually abused children, according to an analysis of the organization’s records.


The finish time of Kenyan runner Lawrence Cherono, the fastest man in the Boston Marathon this year, during the race held on April 15. The fastest time for a woman went to Ethiopian Worknesh Degefa, who finished at 2:23:31.

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