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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 4 justices Back in September, eight of nine Texas Supreme Court justices voted to reject a case related to same-sex marriage rights in the Lone Star State. After...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Saturday’s Women’s Marches, which rebuked President Trump on the day after his inauguration, probably drew more than 3 million participants between hundreds of locations across the United States, making them among the largest mass protests in American...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Donald Trump’s first few days as president were marked by executive orders, “alternative facts” and mass protests around the country. This week, the FiveThirtyEight politics podcast crew breaks down Trump’s inauguration speech and chats with...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: FiveThirtyEight | Monday, January 23, 2017
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The New England Patriots team that takes the field for Super Bowl LI will have far less star power than that of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl XLIX two years ago. But star power can be deceiving: This season’s AFC champions are very much in...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ty Schalter | Monday, January 23, 2017
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President Trump has been in office for three days, and on Monday he got his first job approval rating. Forty-five percent of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance; 45 percent disapprove, according to Gallup. That’s an improvement on his low...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Harry Enten | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Going into Sunday’s NFC championship, the Atlanta Falcons — and, by extension, their MVP front-runner QB Matt Ryan — were losing the battle for media attention to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. But on Sunday, Ryan forced the football...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Monday, January 23, 2017
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In the 10 days after the 2016 election, nearly 900 hate incidents were reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center, averaging out to 90 per day. By comparison, about 36,000 hate crimes were reported to the FBI from 2010 through 2015 — an average of...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Maimuna Majumder | Monday, January 23, 2017
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This is the third article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media. In 2012, President Obama’s advantage over Mitt Romney,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Monday, January 23, 2017
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This is the second article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media. If the “emerging Democratic majority” was one pillar...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Monday, January 23, 2017
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This is the first article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media. Donald Trump’s victory in last November’s election...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Predicting the Oscars is hard, if not impossible. You have a voting body that consists of thousands of people who are notoriously discreet and can in no way be polled. The best picture prize is given out via a voting algorithm that involves ranking and...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Boston Bruins’ recent stretch of uninspired hockey — they’ve won only five games since Christmas and have been outscored 16-6 in their past four games — has prompted talk that head coach Claude Julien is about to be fired. Julien’s track...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Terrence Doyle | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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After Oscar nominations were announced this morning, dozens of people across the movie industry are a step closer to their lifelong dream of winning an Academy Award (or their third). However, there’s another side to that coin; many, many more people...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 3:40 a.m. A 25-year-old Patriots fan drunkenly pulled the fire alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton at 3:40 a.m. Sunday. The Pats’ opponents later that day —...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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