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The survival rate for Ebola patients treated with two new experimental drugs. The usual Ebola survival rate is around 50 percent.

$1.23 trillion

The projected borrowing by the federal government in 2019, more than double the government debt in 2017.


The number of judges President Donald Trump has appointed to federal courts, nearly 17 percent of the federal judiciary.


The number of illegal immigrants U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended at the southern U.S. border from October 2018 to July 2019.


The share of U.S. millennials in a July YouGov poll who reported having no close friends.

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15.8 million

The number of girls eliminated in India through abortion and other forms of prenatal sex selection since 1990, according to a July report from the Population Research Institute.


The seconds it took Britain’s Adam Peaty to swim the 100-meter breaststroke during the World Swimming Championships in South Korea on July 21—a world record time.


The backlog of cases waiting to be heard in U.S. immigration courts as of June.


The number of violent crimes in St. Louis per 100,000 residents, according to the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. It is the highest crime rate for any major U.S. city.

$3 million

The prize that 16-year-old video gamer Kyle Giersdorf won for taking first place at the Fortnite World Cup held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on July 28.

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14.3 million

The approximate number of Americans who tuned in to Fox on July 7 to watch the U.S. beat the Netherlands 2-0 at the Women’s World Cup final match, according to the broadcaster.


The new price of tuition for certain students at the University of Texas at Austin. The free ride will apply to in-state students who have financial need and come from families making under $65,000.

6 feet

The height of a baby giraffe born at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 6. The baby giraffe reportedly weighed at least 150 pounds at birth.


The number of acres of wheat and barley destroyed by hundreds of fires in Iraq between May and June, according to Iraq’s Directorate of Civil Defense. Locals blame many of the fires on arson by ISIS militants or other political actors.

$1 billion

The amount of tax revenue the Colorado state government has raised from marijuana sales since legalizing the drug in 2014.

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