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Tony Wagner Jan 13, 2015
3 million

That’s how many copies of a special issue of Charlie Hebdo will be printed  Wednesday, hitting newsstands in 16 languages. As reported by Bloomberg, the issue will feature the Prophet Muhammad on the cover.

84 percent

The portion of police raids that utilized flashbang grenades in 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas, almost exclusively in black neighborhoods. Those raids rarely turned up weapons or even drugs in some cases, a ProPublica investigation found, but the flashbang itself can be extremely dangerous.


That’s about how many new orders each Airbus and Boeing reported in 2014. They also face a combined backlog of some 12,000 unfilled orders, enough to keep their profits stable for years to come. But some question how the tumbling price of oil will affect the jet makers’ biggest customers


The score of the first college football national championships, in which Ohio State upset Oregon to win the title. The Wall Street Journal has the strange story of “Mandrake,” Oregon’s frightening, muscular attempt at a new mascot to replace its Donald Duck-aping “Puddles.”


The number of Facebook “likes” a computer program must analyze to guess a subject’s personality better than his or her coworker. The computer could only beat roommates and friends when it had about 70 “likes” to work with, the Washington Post reported, and it could beat a spouse with 300 likes.

Correction: an earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Charlie Hebdo. The text has been corrected.

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