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In nine out of the last 10 presidential elections, the candidate who wrapped up his party’s nomination first ended up winning in November.
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n nine out of the last 10 presidential elections, the candidate who wrapped up his party’s nomination first ended up winning in November.
The New York Times

Because medical care is far less expensive abroad, a growing number of U.S. insurance plans now cover and even encourage foreign medical procedures. A liver transplant in India, for example, costs $58,000, compared to $450,000 in the U.S.
Chicago Tribune

Death rates from motorcycle accidents have risen steadily since the number of states requiring helmets began dropping from 47 to 20, a Gannett News Service analysis found. The annual death toll from motorcycles has risen from 2,160 to 4,810—nearly 10 percent of all traffic fatalities.
USA Today

As the economic slowdown sweeps across the country, the number of Americans on food stamps will rise to 28 million in the next fiscal year, an all-time high.
The New York Times

Last year’s average Major League Baseball salary was $2.82 million. For the 99 innings he pitched for the Yankees, Roger Clemens—the highest-paid pitcher—was paid $200,000 per inning, or $1 million per game.
The New Yorker

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