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How many possible license plate number combinations are there?

Each state can have 2,176,782,336 different license plate numbers if the plates are six characters in length and all 26 letters and all 10...
ridged quarters or reeded edges

Why do quarters have ridges on their edges?

According to the U.S. Mint, ridges were added to the edges of quarters (aka reeded edges) to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting. Up until...
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How does the government determine the unemployment rate?

The monthly unemployment rate is based on the results of a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) called the...
Prison Break

What is the difference between jail and prison?

The most fundamental difference between jail and prison is based on the length of time the inmates are serving in each. Jail is generally...
US Capitol Police Officer

How many ‘United States Capitol Police’ officers are there?

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is comprised of over 1,500 police officers and 400 civilian administrative/operational employees. The USCP has an annual budget...

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