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63.5 degrees Fahrenheit
Antarctica had it’s warmest recorded day last Tuesday, almost hitting room temperature. [The Independent]
According to the FBI, that’s the national murder clearance rate in the U.S. In other words, if you get killed, there’s only a two-in-three chance the police will eventually arrest or identify whom they believe did it. That rate was 90 percent in the sixties. [NPR]
$50,000 to $500,000
235,000 ripped-off, minority borrowers
The Justice Department is investigating companies that allegedly targeted minority borrowers with the costliest car loans they offered. When investigating Ally Financial, the government said it estimated that 235,000 minority borrowers paid higher interest rates than white borrowers. [New York Times]
The Atlanta Falcons were hit with a $350,000 fine and stripped of a 2016 fifth-round draft pick after it was discovered the team was pumping fake crowd noise into the Georgia Dome over the past two years. When asked why it did it, the franchise insisted it has fans but that they had totally met back at summer camp, that the fans were super hot but, like, lived across the country so you’ll probably never get the chance to meet them; but believe them, the Atlanta Falcons assured those present, the fans are just so into them. At press time, the Atlanta Falcons were offering to show reporters text messages they had received from their fans to prove they totally existed. [ESPN]
The amount of money that Meerkat, a live streaming video app that launched several weeks ago, raised in the month it owned the market. But now Meerkat has competition, from Twitter’s Periscope app, and Meerkat isn’t holding up well. [BGR]
The amount of money New York City speed cameras have charged drivers in the cameras’ first year of operation. Of that, $5.2 million worth of tickets haven’t yet been paid. [Gothamist]
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