Numbers: Sep. 26, 2005

128 Number of detainees on a hunger strike at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba

18 Number whose condition became critical enough to be hospitalized and force-fed

18 Average annual number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes--those with winds of at least 131 m.p.h.--since 1990, up from an average of 10 a year in the 1970s

1 Increase in degrees Fahrenheit of tropical-sea surface temperatures since 1970, fueling speculation that global warming is making storms stronger

9 Number of adopted children forced to sleep in cages by an Ohio couple, who said the special-needs kids had to be protected...

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