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By the numbers

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by The Editors
Posted 11/20/18, 10:41 am

$32 million

The hammer price at a Nov. 14 Sotheby’s auction for a drop-shaped pearl pendant that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette.

$1,139

The average cost of obtaining a permit to operate a food truck in Austin, Texas.

$252,692,000,000

Federal revenues collected in October, a tax-collection record for that month. The government still ran a $100 billion deficit.

29.8

The average age of an American man getting married for the first time in 2018. For American women, the average age is 27.8 years.

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The fortnight that was

News analysis | Death, arrogance, grace, and taxes
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/20/18, 10:35 am

In 1861 and 1865 war surged to Virginia farmer Wilmer McLean’s front doors. In 2017 and 2018, mass shootings rocked pastor Jim Crews’ communities.

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Quick Takes

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by The Editors
Posted 11/20/18, 08:03 am

Snake crossing

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