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Significant Digits For Friday, July 22, 2016

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House Bill 2

The NBA has moved ahead with its declared intention to move the 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte as long as House Bill 2, a law that prevents local government from expanding protections for LGBT people and keeps the group out of anti-discrimination policies, remains on the books. New Orleans is being eyed as the new host. The league says it will consider Charlotte to host the 2019 All-Star game. [Yahoo Sports]


10 arrested

Ten people were arrested in Brazil two weeks before the start of the Olympic games in connection with a group that allegedly plotted an act of terror. [BBC]


15 days

Time between Gretchen Carlson filing a sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes and Ailes’s ouster as the head of Fox News. [@Radhikajones]


21 minutes

Amount of time Ted Cruz spoke on Wednesday night of the GOP convention, during which he neglected to, you know, endorse the nominee. This was a problem, because Cruz was only allotted 12 minutes initially, later updated to 20. Cruz running long managed to contribute to pushing vice presidential nominee Mike Pence’s address right out of prime time. [The New York Times]


40.1 percent

Probability of Donald Trump winning the presidency of the United States of America, according to the latest FiveThirtyEight polls-plus projection. Last night he officially accepted the Republican nomination. [FiveThirtyEight]


54 miles of bike lanes

Average annual addition of bike lanes in the city of New York since 2007, which has led to a substantial decrease in the risk involved in biking in the hellhole of a city. [Streetsblog]


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