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Numbers: Jul. 4, 2005

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12 million

Number of 16-to-25-year-olds in a database the Pentagon set up in 2002, with such details as Social Security numbers and subjects studied

12

Months it took after Pentagon officials discovered that no Privacy Act notice had been filed, as required to begin such a database, until one was finally submitted last month

13

Alleged CIA operatives an Italian judge ordered arrested on charges of kidnapping an imam in Milan in 2003 and taking him to Egypt for questioning

$144,984

Cost, according to the warrant, for the operatives’ stay in five-star hotels the week before the alleged abduction

388,000

Rapid-screening tests on U.S. cattle for mad cow disease in the past year

1

New case confirmed, out of three cows that tested positive

$26,352

Winning bid for three paintings, one below, by chimp Congo, who died in 1964

$18,000

Winning bid for a bar of soap an artist claims to have made out of fat liposuctioned from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Sources: Washington Post; New York Times (3); Washington Post (2); AP; BBC News

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