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326

The number of new EV school buses that the Montgomery County, Md., Public Schools Board of Education has ordered, the largest single order of EV buses by any school district in the nation. The new buses will be implemented across the next four years.

February 26, 2021
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42%

The proportion of Americans 65 and older who do not have broadband at home, a percentage that increases for low-income and Black and Latino seniors. However, the pandemic has encouraged many to get more comfortable online: Americans 65 and older spent an average of $187 per month online in 2020, a 60 percent increase from the year prior.

February 25, 2021
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61%

The proportion of federal relief aid that would be sent to states that voted for Biden in November under the American Rescue Plan relief package. In total, the bill would provide $350 billion to state and local governments.

February 24, 2021
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160

The estimated number of public Confederate symbols that were removed from public spaces in 2020.

February 23, 2021
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$9

The amount per kilowatt-hour that some Texans were charged as their variable-rate plans spiked to reflect the lack of supply across the state. The usual average price per kilowatt-hour for electricity in Texas in the winter is about 12 cents.

February 22, 2021
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21

The number of state houses across the U.S. that allow guns in some form. Eight states allow only concealed carry while two states allow only open carry firearms.

February 19, 2021
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77.8

The average number of years for U.S. life expectancy as of 2020, a one-year drop from 2019. The change in life expectancy varied by race and gender with Black and Hispanic males experiencing the largest drops of 3 and 2.4 years, respectively. White females saw the least amount of change, with an expectancy drop of only 0.7 years.

February 18, 2021
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$100 million

The amount that New Jersey will spend on reducing carbon emissions through the implementation of electric city buses, school buses, garbage and delivery trucks. Gov. Murphy has pledged the state will use 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

February 17, 2021
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5.7 billion

The estimated number of N95 masks that will be used for medical use in 2021. Before the pandemic, there was a national demand for 1.7 billion N95 masks each year and only 20 percent of that demand was for medical use.

February 16, 2021
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11,800

The estimated number of prisoners in Virginia who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which accounts for approximately half of the prison population. More than 470 have received their second dose.

February 15, 2021
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94

The number of namesakes that George Washington has in counties, cities, towns and minor civil divisions across the country, the most of any president. Second place is held by Abraham Lincoln, with 72 places with his presidential moniker.

February 12, 2021
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