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$182.8 billion

The brand value of tech giant Apple, a company that has topped Forbes’ annual list of the world’s most valuable brands for eight years.


The age former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger turned on May 27.


The number of pounds of black sea bass over the legal limit hauled in by one New Bedford, Mass., fishing group during a May 30 angling bonanza.


The number of days it took the Italian Parliament to form a government after the March 4 election, the longest amount of time since World War II.

$8.1 billion

The annual estimated cost of treating skin cancers in the United States.

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The additional years in power socialist Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won in his May 20 reelection. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the election a “sham.”


The number of people U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported in October 2017—half as many as in October 2012, when the agency deported 34,543 people, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.


The share of American public secondary schools that have a police officer on-site at least once a week.

750 euros

The proposed maximum fine (equal to $833) in France for catcalling or wolf whistling at a woman in public, according to a bill in the French Parliament.

$500 million

The amount Michigan State University has agreed to pay in a settlement with 332 women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar.

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The number of subscribers ESPN lost in April as the cable-cord-cutting movement continued. The number represents $48 million per year in lost revenue if the subscribers do not return.


The number of Americans—Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim, and Kim Hak-song—that North Korea freed on May 9. The prisoner release preceded a planned meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


The largest single check the IRS will accept from hedge fund manager John Paulson, who reportedly owed nearly $1 billion in state and federal taxes this year. The IRS system cannot accept larger payments, although multiple payments are permitted.


The average cost of a wedding in the United States in 2017, according to The Wedding Report.


The number of Coptic Christian women and girls who disappeared in Egypt in April. Their families believe kidnappers took them for forced marriage and conversion to Islam.

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