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A ten-centimeter-tall hopping robot asteroid explorer named Minerva was lost in space.

Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:

857

A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”

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