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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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The decline in individual charitable giving in the United States last year despite rising incomes, according to a report by Giving USA. Experts blame the 2017 tax reform law that raised the standard deduction, removing the tax benefit of giving for many taxpayers.

$130 million

The cost of the Global Hawk intelligence-gathering drone shot down by Iranian forces over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20.


The increase in the U.S. suicide rate from 1999 to 2017, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics.


The wins that Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin, 75, amassed over a 40-year career—more all-time wins than any other NCAA coach. He retired after Texas Tech eliminated the Seminoles from the College World Series on June 19.


The share of the U.S. federal budget that goes to fund NASA ($21.5 billion in 2019).

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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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