May 15, 2013

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$63.5 million

Money tourists spent in Wyoming while visiting the state this summer to see the total solar eclipse. That translates to $3.7 million in state and local government tax revenue.

July 14, 1946

Birthdate listed on President Trump's absentee ballot for the New York City mayor's race in November. His actual birthday is June 14, 1946.

65 years old

Age of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee when he died of a heart attack on Tuesday. He was the city's first Asian-American mayor.


Acres that six wildfires had burned in Southern California as of Sunday, which is larger than New York City and Boston combined.


State lawmakers nationwide who have reported income or employment outside of their elected position. According to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press, "state lawmakers around the country have introduced and supported policies that directly and indirectly help their own businesses, their employers and sometimes their personal finances."

$90 million

Savings that Missouri's largest pension system is estimated to get from offering former employees the chance to choose between a smaller lump sum payment now and monthly pension checks later. Almost 4,000 people took the buyout.