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For years sabermetrics has theorized that pitchers can’t control what happens after a batter strikes a ball. Whether it bloops in for a hit, rockets its way to an outfielder’s glove or lands just inches outside the foul line, it’s a consequence...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Rob Arthur | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A Tennessee family is accused of using a fraudulent network of charities to take more than $187 million from donors and spend it on themselves. The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against three members of the Reynolds family but is unlikely to recover...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Leah Libresco | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this as an email newsletter, please subscribe. 17 women The number of girlfriends who showed up at a man’s hospital bed in China after being...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Oliver Roeder | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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What, exactly, is a city? Technically, cities are legal designations that, under state laws, have specific public powers and functions. But many of the largest American cities — especially in the South and West — don’t feel like cities, at least...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Jed Kolko | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this as an email newsletter, please subscribe. 10 top candidates According to The New York Times, there are 18-and-counting likely Republican...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Oliver Roeder | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Hopefully if you’re reading this, you’ve had a chance to explore our new interactive graphic, “The Complete History Of The NBA,” which tracks each NBA and ABA franchise’s performance through every game of its history. So now for the exciting...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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U.S. military service members who report sexual assault continue to encounter professional and social retaliation, according to a Human Rights Watch report released this week that catalogs the experiences of victims and details the insufficient protection...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Mona Chalabi | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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If you thought the presidential primary debates were fun last election cycle (remember “Oops”?), this year could be 2012 on steroids. The Republican field has more candidates (18 by The New York Times’ count) than in any recent primary, and debate...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Harry Enten | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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In the run-up to my son’s birth a couple of months ago, I spent a lot of time sitting in my midwife’s office staring aimlessly at the posters on the wall. My favorite one depicted two scoops of ice cream with cherries on top, strategically set to...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Emily Oster | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Did you hear about the NFL’s incredible new rule? On a point-after try, a defense will be able to score a 1-point safety by stopping the attempting team in its own end zone. Oh, and the new rule also moved the line of scrimmage for an extra point...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Benjamin Morris | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to nearly $10 an hour. Oh, sure, the headlines in Wednesday’s papers all said the council raised the wage floor to $15 an hour. That’s what the actual ordinance says,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ben Casselman | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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A political scientist on Tuesday said he was retracting a paper he’d co-authored — one with wide influence on how campaigns can change public opinion — when faced with evidence that the paper’s central finding was based on polling that probably...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Carl Bialik | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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For many casual hockey fans, Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson has made quite an impression recently, culminating in his hat trick in Tampa’s 6-2 victory Monday over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Johnson currently leads all...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Meet Nolan Gasser, chief musicologist for Pandora and architect of the Music Genome Project. Gasser has categorized more than 500 unique genes across seven genres of music, and his genome project is the most extensive categorization of music in history....
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: FiveThirtyEight | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The Fighting LeBrons — err, we mean the Cleveland Cavaliers — face off against the Atlanta Hawks for a trip to the NBA Finals. It’s the four-time MVP vs. four All-Stars. And it’s a close matchup, though the Cavs have a slight edge. The Hawks...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this as an email newsletter, please subscribe. 2.4 percent This should come as a surprise to exactly no one: No one actually reads Thomas...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Oliver Roeder | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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PARIS — Rafael Nadal, the greatest men’s clay-court tennis player of all time, is struggling on clay. He’d be the first to tell you. He told me, at least, when I asked him about his level of play at a news conference in Paris on Friday, two days...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Carl Bialik | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The stakes in the NBA are incredibly high. Superstar players so dominate the league that decisions on trades, draft picks and free-agent signings could gut a franchise for years or make it a perennial contender. But unlike in sports like baseball and...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Friday, May 22, 2015
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