Numbers: May 2, 2005

$81 billion: Amount Congress approved to fund military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, in its fifth such emergency spending bill since Sept. 11

$300 billion: Estimated total, including last week's cash infusion, Congress has allocated for combat and reconstruction in these two countries

26: Number of states whose population of residents ages 65 and older is expected to double by 2030, according to Census Bureau projections

6: Number of states in which more than 1 in 4 residents will be 65 or older by 2030: Florida, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming

8: Number of school districts in three...

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