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Hard Numbers: Dems on the ropes, Egyptian scorpions, Russia boosts gas production, UK arrests terrorists
Gabriella Turrisi

41: In a new poll of US voters, just 41 percent said they'd vote for a Democrat if next November's midterm elections were held today. Republicans got 51 percent. That's the GOP's largest lead in the 40-year history of this midterm poll. Election Day is almost a year out, but the Dems are preparing for an uphill fight.


400: More than 400 people have been hospitalized and received anti-venom treatment after being bitten by scorpions in Egypt in recent days. Heavy rains and flooding in the southern city of Aswan have driven the feisty little arachnids into people's homes. So far, three people have died.

12,454,248: Despite deepening tensions with the EU over Belarus and Ukraine, Russia has started sending more natural gas to Europe, piping an hourly volume of 12,454,248 kilowatt hours worth of gas into Germany on Monday. The extra gas is welcome as Europe struggles with a deepening energy price crisis that has been caused, in part, by gas shortages.

3: Authorities in the UK have arrested three people on terrorism charges for their role in a car bombing that killed one person in Liverpool. The blast went off just as the country was marking two minutes of silence for Remembrance Day, which commemorates the end of World War I.
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