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3: In 2018, the US exported almost three times the value of arms to Saudi Arabia as it did to fellow NATO members.

251: Of the 882 players in American major league baseball, 251 were born outside the US. The top exporters of baseball talent are the Dominican Republic (102 players), Venezuela (68), Cuba (19), and Puerto Rico (18).

½: This Sunday marks the 25-year anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide, a brutal conflict that saw 800,000 people killed, according to UN estimates. Since 2000, infant mortality in Rwanda has halved, and per capita GDP risen more than 6-fold.

1.7: Average temperatures in Canada have increased by 1.7C over the past seven decades, twice the rate of 0.8C experienced globally, according to a new report.


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