Hard Numbers: Dems vs. Biden, Indian population vs. China's, Ukrainian army vs. Russia, Asian Vegas vs. COVID

Hard Numbers: Dems vs. Biden, Indian population vs. China's, Ukrainian army vs. Russia, Asian Vegas vs. COVID

US President Joe Biden takes questions from reporters in Washington, DC.

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64: With friends like these … A new poll says 64% of US Democratic voters — and nearly all of those under the age of 30 — don't want President Joe Biden to run for re-election in 2024. Biden, who would be almost 82 at the time, says he will do so. Let’s see how this plays out as the presidential contest heats up.


1: Sometime next year India will surpass China as the no. 1 most populous nation in the world, according to a UN report released on World Population Day. China’s falling birthrate has cooled its population growth for years.

1 million: Ukraine's defense minister says his country is amassing a million-strong army equipped with NATO weapons to fight Russia. The Ukrainians are racing against time to launch a counteroffensive to take back parts of the eastern Donbas region and Black Sea ports captured by Russian troops.

1,526: Macau, China's gambling mecca, shut down all its casinos on Monday for the first time in two years after logging 1,526 COVID infections since mid-June. Although it's much smaller than Las Vegas, Macau actually brings in six times more revenue than Bugsy Siegel’s desert dreamtown — including a lot of illicit cash from the mainland.
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