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Problem No.TitleQNoteHintsRelated URLWhy
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1Number of datasets currently listed on data.gov1
http://catalog.data.gov/dataset
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2The name of the most recently added dataset on data.gov1
http://catalog.data.gov/dataset?q=&sort=metadata_created+desc
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The number of people who visited a U.S. government website using Internet Explorer 6.0 in the last 90 days
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https://analytics.usa.gov/data/live/ie.json
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The number of librarian-related job positions that the federal government is currently hiring for
https://data.usajobs.gov/api/jobs?series=1410
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The name of the company cited in the most recent consumer complaint involving student loans
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https://data.consumerfinance.gov/dataset/Student-loan-complaints/c8k9-ryca
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From 2010 to 2013, the change in median cost of health, dental, and vision coverage for California city employees
http://publicpay.ca.gov/Reports/RawExport.aspx
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7The number of listed federal executive agency internet domains2
https://inventory.data.gov/dataset/federal-executive-agency-internet-domains-as-of-06172014/resource/b626ef1f-9019-41c4-91aa-5ae3f7457328
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The number of times when a New York heart surgeon's rate of patient deaths for all cardiac surgical procedures was "significantly higher" than the statewide rate, according to New York state's analysis.
https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Cardiac-Surgery-by-Surgeon-Beginning-2008/dk4z-k3xb
This dataset illuminates the ways in which statistics is used to predict and deterimine a compleicated rating. And why does only New York do this?
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The number of roll call votes that were rejected by a margin of less than 5 votes, in the first session of the U.S. Senate in the 114th Congress
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_114_1.htm
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10The title of the highest paid California city government position in 2010
http://publicpay.ca.gov/Reports/RawExport.aspx
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How much did the state of California collect in property taxes, according to the U.S. Census 2013 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections?
http://www.census.gov/govs/statetax/historical_data.html
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12In 2010, the year-over-year change in enplanements at America's busiest airport
http://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/?year=2010
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13The number of armored carrier bank robberies recorded by the FBI in 2014
http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/bank-crime-statistics-2014/bank-crime-statistics-2014
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The number of workplace fatalities at reported to the federal and state OSHA in the latest fiscal year
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https://www.osha.gov/dep/fatcat/dep_fatcat.html
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15Total number of wildlife strike incidents reported at San Francisco International Airport
http://wildlife.faa.gov/database.aspx
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The non-profit organization with the highest total revenue, according to the latest listing in ProPublica's Nonprofit Explorer
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https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/
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In the "Justice News" RSS feed maintained by the Justice Department, the number of items published on a Friday
The list of all Justice Dept. news feeds is here: http://www.justice.gov/doj/news-feeds
http://www.justice.gov/doj/news-feeds
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The number of U.S. congressmembers who have Twitter accounts, according to Sunlight Foundation data
https://sunlightlabs.github.io/congress/#legislator-spreadsheet
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The total number of preliminary reports on aircraft safety incidents/accidents in the last 10 business days
http://www.asias.faa.gov/pls/apex/f?p=100:93:0::NO:::
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20The number of OSHA enforcement inspections involving Wal-Mart in California since 2014
https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.html
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21The current humidity level at Great Smoky Mountains National Park1
http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/WebCams/parks/grsmcam/grsmcam.cfm
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22The names of the committees that Sen. Barbara Boxer currently serves on2
http://www.senate.gov/general/committee_assignments/assignments.htm
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The name of the California school with the highest number of girls enrolled in kindergarten, according to the CA Dept. of Education's latest enrollment data file.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/sd/filesenr.asp
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24Percentage of NYPD stop-and-frisk reports in which the suspect was white in 2014
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/analysis_and_planning/stop_question_and_frisk_report.shtml
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25Average frontal crash star rating for 2015 Honda Accords
Note that the rating value isn't defined as a literal text value (e.g. "4"), but you can extract it from the name of certain files used to indicate the star ratings
http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/5-Star+Safety+Ratings/2011-Newer+Vehicles/Search-Results?searchtype=model&make=HONDA&model=ACCORD&year=
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The dropout rate for all of Santa Clara County high schools, according to the latest cohort data in CALPADS
The data file contains many rows relating to Santa Clara County. Be sure you pick the one that aggregates all of Santa Clara County students; the size of the cohort should be in the tens of thousands of students.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/sd/filescohort.asp
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The number of Class I Drug Recalls issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2012
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http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugRecalls/default.htm
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28Total number of clinical trials as recorded by the National Institutes of Health1
https://clinicaltrials.gov/
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29Number of days until Texas's next scheduled execution
https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/death_row/dr_scheduled_executions.html
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30The total number of inmates executed by Florida since 19762
http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/deathrow/execlist.html
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The number of proposed U.S. federal regulations in which comments are due within the next 3 days
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http://regulationsgov.github.io/developers/console/
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32Number of Titles that have changed in the United States Code since its last release point
http://uscode.house.gov/download/download.shtml
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The number of FDA-approved, but now discontinued drug products that contain Fentanyl as an active ingredient
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ob/docs/tempai.cfm
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In the latest FDA Weekly Enforcement Report, the number of Class I and Class II recalls involving food
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/default.htm
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35Most viewed data set on New York state's open data portal as of this month2
https://data.ny.gov/browse?sortBy=most_accessed&sortPeriod=month&utf8=%E2%9C%93
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36Total number of visitors to the White House in 2012
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/visitor-records
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37The last time the CIA's Leadership page has been updated 1
https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/leadership
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38The domain of the most visited U.S. government website right now2
https://analytics.usa.gov/data/live/top-pages-realtime.json
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Number of medical device recalls issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013
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http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm384618.htm
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40Number of FOIA requests made to the Chicago Public Library
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cpl/dataset/foialog.html
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41The number of currently open medical trials involving alcohol-related disorders2
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?recr=Open&cond=%22Alcohol-Related+Disorders%22
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The name of the Supreme Court justice who delivered the opinion in the most recently announced decision
http://www.supremecourt.gov/
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43The number of citations that resulted from FDA inspections in fiscal year 2012
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/ucm346077.htm
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44Number of people visiting a U.S. government website right now2
https://analytics.usa.gov/data/live/realtime.json
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45The number of security alerts issued by US-CERT in the current year2
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts
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The number of Pinterest accounts maintained by U.S. State Department embassies and missions
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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ode/socialmedia/
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The number of international travel alerts from the U.S. State Department currently in effect
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html
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48The difference in total White House staffmember salaries in 2014 versus 2010
https://open.whitehouse.gov/Government/2010-Report-to-Congress-on-White-House-Staff/rcp4-3y7g
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49Number of sponsored bills by Rep. Nancy Pelosi that were vetoed by the President2
https://www.congress.gov/member/nancy-pelosi/P000197?q=%7B%22sponsorship%22%3A%22sponsored%22%7D
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In the most recently transcribed Supreme Court argument, the number of times laughter broke out
http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcript.aspx
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51The title of the most recent decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court2
http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/slipopinions.aspx
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The average wage of optomertrists according to the BLS's most recent National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates report
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm
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The total number of on-campus hate crimes as reported to the U.S. Office of Postsecondary Education, in the most recent collection year
http://ope.ed.gov/security/GetDownloadFile.aspx
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54The number of people on FBI's Most Wanted List for white collar crimes2
http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wcc/@@wanted-group-listing
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The number of Government Accountability Office reports and testimonies on the topic of veterans
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http://www.gao.gov/browse/topic/Veterans
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56Number of times Rep. Darrell Issa's remarks have made it onto the Congressional Record2
https://www.congress.gov/search?q=%7B%22source%22%3A%22congrecord%22%2C%22crHouseMemberRemarks%22%3A%22Issa%2C+Darrell+E.+%5BR-CA%5D%22%7D
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The top 3 auto manufacturers, ranked by total number of recalls via NHTSA safety-related defect and compliance
campaigns since 1967.
3replacement
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/
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58The number of published research papers from the NSA2
https://www.nsa.gov/research/publications/index.shtml
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59The number of university-related datasets currently listed at data.gov1
http://catalog.data.gov/dataset?organization_type=University&sort=metadata_created+desc&q=
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60Number of chapters in Title 20 (Education) of the United States Code
http://uscode.house.gov/browse/prelim@title20/chapter9&edition=prelim
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61The number of miles traveled by the current U.S. Secretary of State1
http://www.state.gov/secretary/travel/index.htm
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For all of 2013, the number of potential signals of serious risks or new safety information that resulted from the FDA's FAERS
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm082196.htm
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In the current dataset behind Medicare's Nusring Home Compare website, the total amount of fines received by penalized nursing homes
The fines data is part of a 22MB zip file that you will have to download.
https://data.medicare.gov/data/nursing-home-compare
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from March 1 to 7, 2015, the number of times in which designated FDA policy makers met with persons outside the U.S. federal executive branch
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/MeetingsConferencesWorkshops/PastMeetingsWithFDAOfficials/ucm439318.htm
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The number of failed votes in the roll calls 1 through 99, in the U.S. House of the 114th Congress
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http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/ROLL_000.asp
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66The highest minimum wage as mandated by state law.
http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm
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For the most recently posted TSA.gov customer satisfication survey, post the percentage of respondents who rated their "overall experience today" as "Excellent"
http://www.tsa.gov/web-metrics
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68Number of FDA-approved prescription drugs with GlaxoSmithKline as the applicant holder
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ob/docs/queryah.cfm
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The average number of comments on the last 50 posts on NASA's official Instagram account
https://instagram.com/nasa
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70The highest salary possible for a White House staffmember in 2014
https://open.whitehouse.gov/Government/2014-Report-to-Congress-on-White-House-Staff/i9g8-9web
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The percent increase in number of babies named Archer nationwide in 2010 compared to 2000, according to the Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/limits.html
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72The number of magnitude 4.5+ earthquakes detected worldwide by the USGS2
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/csv.php
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The total amount of contributions made by lobbyists to Congress according to the latest downloadable quarterly report
https://www.senate.gov/legislative/Public_Disclosure/contributions_download.htm
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74The description of the bill most recently signed into law by the governor of Georgia
https://gov.georgia.gov/bills-signed
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Total number of officer-involved shooting incidents listed by the Philadelphia Police Department
https://www.phillypolice.com/ois/
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76The total number of publications produced by the U.S. Government Accountability Office2
http://www.gao.gov/browse/date/custom
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77Number of Dallas officer-involved fatal shooting incidents in 20142
https://www.dallasopendata.com/resource/4gmt-jyx2.json
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Number of Cupertino, CA restaurants that have been shut down due to health violations in the last six months.
https://services.sccgov.org/facilityinspection/Closure/Index?sortField=sortbyEDate
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79The change in total airline revenues from baggage fees, from 2013 to 2014
http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/subject_areas/airline_information/baggage_fees/index.html
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The total number of babies named Odin born in Colorado according to the Social Security Administration
This one will require downloading a 22MB zip file that fully unzipped, expands to more than 100MB.
http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/limits.html
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81The latest release date for T-100 Domestic Market (U.S. Carriers) statistics report
http://www.transtats.bts.gov/releaseinfo.asp
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In the most recent FDA Adverse Events Reports quarterly extract, the number of patient reactions mentioning "Death"
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For this example, look for the FDA's aggregation of the data rather than compiling the (massive) raw data files on your own.
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm082193.htm
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83The sum of White House staffermember salaries in 2014
https://open.whitehouse.gov/Government/2014-Report-to-Congress-on-White-House-Staff/i9g8-9web
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84The total number of notices published on the most recent date to the Federal Register2
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/current
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The number of iPhone units sold in the latest quarter, according to Apple Inc's most recent 10-Q report
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/320193/000119312515023697/0001193125-15-023697-index.htm
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Number of computer vulnerabilities in which IBM was the vendor in the latest Cyber Security Bulletin
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins
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87Number of airports with existing construction related activity
https://nfdc.faa.gov/xwiki/bin/view/NFDC/Construction+Notices
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88The number of posts on TSA's Instagram account
https://instagram.com/tsa/
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In fiscal year 2013, the short description of the most frequently cited type of FDA's inspectional observations related to food products.
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/ucm250720.htm
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90The currently serving U.S. congressmember with the most Twitter followers
This is the most complicated task, as it requires fetching from two entirely different data sources, one of them being the Twitter API, which also necessitates an authentication process and reading some of the documentation. I would save this for last.
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91Number of stop-and-frisk reports from the NYPD in 20142
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/analysis_and_planning/stop_question_and_frisk_report.shtml
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In 2012-Q4, the total amount paid by Rep. Aaron Schock to Lobair LLC, according to Congressional spending records, as compiled by the Sunlight Foundation
Use the Sunlight Foundation's "House Expenditure Reports Database"
https://sunlightfoundation.com/tools/expenditures/
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Number of Github repositories maintained by the GSA's 18F organization, as listed on Github.com
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https://api.github.com/orgs/18F
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The New York City high school with the highest average math score in the latest SAT results
http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/data/TestResults/default.htm
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Since 2002, the most commonly occurring winning number in New York's Lottery Mega Millions
https://data.ny.gov/Government-Finance/Lottery-Mega-Millions-Winning-Numbers-Beginning-20/5xaw-6ayf
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The number of scheduled arguments according to the most recent U.S. Supreme Court argument calendar
http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars.aspx
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97The New York school with the highest rate of religious exemptions to vaccinations
https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/School-Immunization-Survey-Beginning-2012-13-Schoo/5pme-xbs5
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The latest estimated population percent change for Detroit, MI, according to the latest Census QuickFacts summary.
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/26/2622000.html
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According to the Medill National Security Zone, the number of chambered guns confiscated at airports by the TSA
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhAxyUlnJGbpdGhPSGhwWUp0QkowdEhXRXFKZE5Fb0E&usp=sharing
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