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FiveThirtyEight’s current projection for Hillary Clinton’s share of the vote in the New Jersey primary, which is less than a week away, on next Tuesday. In California, she’s projected right now to pull in 55.4 percent of the vote. [FiveThirtyEight]
Probability of the Golden State Warriors defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA title in the forthcoming series. The first game of the championship series is tonight, and Golden State’s got a 72 percent chance of winning. [FiveThirtyEight]
841.9 per 100,000 population
Approximate average daily sodium intake for Americans. The FDA wants that to get to around 2,300 milligrams, and issued voluntary guidelines yesterday urging food producers — like restaurants and manufacturers — to gradually decrease the sodium content in their food over time. The gist is that because salt tastes great, none of the individual producers have an incentive to reduce it alone, lest their food taste worse than their competitors. So the FDA wants everybody to gradually drop the salt. [The Wall Street Journal]
Amount spent on television advertising in the presidential campaign so far, according to SMG Delta. Still, it’s somewhat questionable how meaningful that’s been in the race: $81.9 million came from Jeb Bush’s campaign and its Super PAC allies, $67.3 million from Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign and allies, and $57.8M from the Bernie Sanders campaign. [NBC News]
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund invested $3.5 billion in Uber, the company announced. [The Wall Street Journal]
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