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Seventeen: That's how old "Sonic" was when he was allegedly stabbed to death by fellow homeless young adult in Olympia.
Seventy-Two: That's the percentage increase of homeless youth across the country since 2007, according to a new study. The National Center for Homeless Education found that among kids attending school, 1.2 million of them were homeless between 2011 and 2012. That's the highest figure they've ever recorded.
Eight to Thirteen: That's how many people four-year-old Rosa Iselda Ramires lives with in a tattered cabin at a Sakuma Brothers Farms labor camp, Al Jazeera reports. She's one of many farmworker children who often work in the fields or don't receive childcare. Sakuma Brothers Farms, by the way, is under investigation by the Department of Labor for using guest workers during an ongoing strike.
Sixty Plus: That's how many women are defying a driving ban in Saudi Arabia in an increasingly-less-rare protest against restrictions on their rights.
Two Billion Years: That's how ancient the cyanobacteria—the organism that makes the green algae scum you see in ponds—are. Now, with global warming, they're making Green Lake more, well, green.
Three: That's how many decades it's been since the invasion of Grenada. Stephen Zunes has a useful retrospective.
Russell Brand appears on the morning news again! His gender politics seem rather suspect, but besides that, this is wonderful, isn't it?