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Numbers: Nov. 21, 2005

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1 Number of people killed in two weeks of riots outside Paris

58 Number of people killed in five days of riots in Los Angeles in 1992

96% Increase in TV scenes with sexual content from 1998 to 2005, according to a survey of programming from a broad sampling of shows

10% Percentage of characters having sex on TV who are teens or young adults, down from 26% in 1998

$117,500 Amount a New Jersey school district agreed to pay a teen after a court ruled his right to free speech was violated when he was punished for creating a website critical of teachers

$12,500 Amount the school board will pay; the remainder will be covered by insurance

$2,400 Price on Amazon.com for an inscribed copy of I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby’s often kinky novel, The Apprentice

25,000 Copies being printed in a new run of the 1996 thriller since its author–former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney–was indicted last month

Sources: AP; facts.com Kaiser Family Foundation (2); Asbury Park Press (2); AP (2)

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