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The number of children doctors in Belgium have euthanized since 2014, citing terminal illness. The victims’ ages: 17, 11, and 9.

$120 billion

The one-day drop in Facebook’s stock market value by the end of trading on July 26. The 19 percent decline in stock value came after a disappointing earnings report from the social media giant.


The number of Republican incumbents in the U.S. House of Representatives who were outraised by their Democratic opponents during second-quarter campaign fundraising this year.

127 degrees

The temperature (Fahrenheit) in California’s Death Valley this year on July 24, a record high for that date. The all-time high remains 134 degrees, set in 1913.


The number of moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, according to a survey led by a researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

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The number of Emmy Award nominations that Netflix original programs received this year, surpassing HBO, which received 108. For each of the past 17 years, HBO has earned more Emmy nominations than any other network.


The share of U.S.-initiated trade dispute cases lodged with the World Trade Organization that the United States ultimately wins, according to a Bloomberg analysis.


The number of public employees Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired on July 8. Most were police and military officers.


The share of American farms classified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “small family farms” because their yearly gross revenue is below $350,000.


The number of minutes, as of July 17, that American children have spent reading while participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

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The estimated annual inflation rate in Venezuela in late June, according to economist Steve Hanke.

1.39 billion

The pounds of cheese that U.S. farmers currently have in storage, a new record. The surplus comes as a result of booming production.


The number of people employed in newspaper newsrooms, down 45 percent from 2004.


The number of crayfish shipped by China to Russia so Chinese fans could have familiar food while watching the World Cup.

$405 billion

The sum total of charitable giving in the United States in 2017, an all-time high and up from $390 billion in 2016.


The median sale price of existing American homes in April, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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