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Over just six days in August, the Washington Post devoted 80,289 words to the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal. [New Republic, 7th September 1998]

Out of Britain’s six women ambassadors, none is a mother. [The Times, 10th August 1998]

Per capita, the Western Hebrides in Scotland have the highest number of graduates in Britain. [High Life, British Airways, July 1998]

In 1997, there were 5,000 “professional hits” (paid assassinations) in the US, compared with only 1,000 in 1980. The going rate for a hit is $5,000 to $10,000. [The Week]

Over the past year, Iranian football fans have vandalised more than 1,400…

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