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Countries on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism — soon to be three. President Obama announced he will remove Cuba from the list, leaving only Syria, Iran and Sudan. Previous members include Iraq, Libya, North Korea and South Yemen. [NPR]
A 40-pound wolverine being transported by staff from the Alaska State Zoo has been recaptured after it escaped from its carrier and ran loose around Newark Liberty International Airport . [The Consumerist]
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts showed up for jury duty in Montgomery County, Maryland, Wednesday. He answered some questions, but was not selected to serve on the jury (for a civil trial regarding a car crash). [The Washington Post]
91 percent decrease
The population of sardines has dropped by 91 percent since 2007, according to a conservation group in Washington State, prompting the Pacific Fishery Management Council to direct the NOAA Fisheries Service to end sardine fishing season as early as possible. [Associated Press]
330 unidentified service members
In a reversal of previous policy, the Pentagon announced it will exhume and perform DNA testing on the remains of 330 unidentified service members killed on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. [Washington Post]
A judge ruled on Tuesday that Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, is owed $2.6 million by V. Stiviano, who was given “a house, a Ferrari and other luxury gifts” by Mr. Sterling. [The Guardian]
11.6 million streams
In addition to dominating at the box office, “Furious 7” also appears to have a bona fide musical hit. “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) is the No. 1 song on Spotify. That and other songs from the film’s soundtrack have accumulated 11.6 million streams across various services in the past week. [The New York Times]
Combined amount Chipotle paid its two co-CEOs last year, a total that has made some shareholders in the fast-casual burrito joint — preferred by 1-in-4 declared presidential candidates! — unhappy. [New York Times Dealbook]
Cost of launching a Falcon 9 rocket, according SpaceX (assuming the rocket is not recovered after launch). The company said the cost would only be about $5 million to $7 million should the rocket be recovered, as they’re working on doing. On Tuesday, SpaceX tried to land a spent rocket on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean, and while the rocket did hit the barge, it also exploded — meaning it can’t be re-used. [Bloomberg TV]
Number of Netflix subscribers worldwide, according to earnings announced Wednesday. [Bloomberg Business]
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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer. @WaltHickey