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Public swimming pools, by the numbers

Sep 18, 2023
Public pools are more of a bellwether for racial and economic inequality than you might think. We break down the numbers.
Despite hot temperatures, some pools were closed this summer due to staffing shortages or repairs.
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Fireworks, by the numbers

Jul 3, 2023
Americans are lighting up fireworks in record high numbers. We break down a few of the most important ones:
Fireworks consumption has risen over the past couple of decades.
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A toxic derailment, by the numbers

Mar 8, 2023
Thousands of people have been affected by the Norfolk Southern accident near East Palestine, Ohio, and the full scope of the disaster remains to be calculated.
 A Norfolk Southern train passes under a bridge in East Palestine, Ohio. On Feb. 3, an NS train carrying hazardous materials derailed, raising environmental concerns and stirring outrage from the town's residents.
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A Twitter meltdown sheds light on the murky economics of insulin

Nov 14, 2022
After a phony tweet sent Eli Lilly share prices plummeting, the pharmaceutical giant is under scrutiny for sky-high insulin prices.
Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced Wednesday that it would cap the price for some of its insulin at $35 at certain pharmacies.
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Music’s biggest night, by the numbers

Jan 24, 2020
You may not be surprised to learn Beyoncé is the most nominated woman ever.
Beyoncé poses with her Grammy wins at the 59th Grammy Awards in 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Rambo, by the numbers

Sep 25, 2019
For the fifth time, Sylvester Stallone returns to the big screen to play John Rambo, so let's do the numbers on the franchise.
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The Emmy Awards, by the numbers

Sep 20, 2019
Hollywood's celebration of itself — the Primetime Emmy Awards — airs this Sunday, so let's do the numbers.
Left-facing, gold-plated, winged Emmy statuettes.
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College football, by the numbers

Aug 29, 2019
In celebration of the 150th season of college football, let's run the numbers on the intense sport.
USC's Adoree' Jackson intercepts a pass intended for Stanford's Francis Owusu at Stanford Stadium in 2016 in Palo Alto, California.
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Tennis superstar Serena Williams, by the numbers

Aug 23, 2019
Ahead of the 2019 US Open, we look at Williams’ athletic and financial legacy.
Serena Williams celebrates victory during the Ladies Singles second round match against  Christina McHale of the United States on day five of the Wimbledon on July 1, 2016 in London, England.
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