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$3.9 billion

Net worth of each of the two founders of the search engine Google, following the initial public offering of stock in the company in August.

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES

24%

Percentage of high school students who say they've never had a serious conversation with a student of another race.

SOURCE: THE HIGH SCHOOL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

18,000

Number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, as of August [see p. 8].

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES

208

Number of votes received in the 2000 presidential election by the candidate of the Prohibition Party, which favors outlawing the sale of alcohol

SOURCE: THE NEW YORKER

42,643

Number of people killed in traffic accidents in the United States in 2003.

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Date:Oct 11, 2004
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