Numbers: May 22, 2006

2 million Number of infants worldwide who die each year within 24 hours of birth

0.5% Proportion of U.S. newborns who die in their first month, the second highest infant-mortality rate among industrialized nations, behind only Latvia

1 Number of votes the District of Columbia would have in Congress under a bipartisan bill proposed in the House of Representatives last week; the district currently has only a nonvoting House delegate

437 Seats in the House, an increase of two, if the proposed legislation is enacted; Utah would get the other new seat

27.2 Median age of U.S. Hispanics, nine...

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