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80% PERCENTAGE BY which the number of text messages sent in the U.S. grew in 2009.

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES

$10 million AMOUNT RECENTLY paid by an anonymous Russian billionaire for a rare Italian violin made in 1741.

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES

25 NUMBER OF STUDENTS arrested in November for participating in a food fight at a Chicago middle school.

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES

800,000 ESTIMATED NUMBER of deaths caused by climate-change-related disasters over the past 50 years.

SOURCE: CNN

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