Volunteers for the Ready for Hillary Clinton for President 2016 Super PAC canvas people on the campus of George Washington University June 13, 2014.
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News Quiz by the numbers


From Senate race polls to voter registration figures, a slew of numbers showed up in the news this week. Were you paying attention?

The Ready for Hillary organization has set up chapters on more than 80 campuses nationally, with a focus on the early presidential states.

Congress made it easier to fire top VA officials this summer in response to the scandal.

Allison Lundergan Grimes now leads Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to the latest Kentucky Bluegrass poll.

A month ago, McConnell was leading Grimes by 8 points in the NBC News/Marist poll.

Officials took the men into custody after raids across the city.

When the appeals panel abruptly put the law into effect last month after it had been blocked for more than two years, hundreds of people had already returned absentee ballots without ID, since the ID requirement wasn’t in effect at the time they voted. 

The family of Eric Garner, the man who was killed when a police officer put him in a chokehold, filed a notice of a lawsuit Wednesday against the NYPD. 

A grand jury will determine whether or not the city will bring criminal charges against the officers involved.  

Federal agents searching the suspect’s home found handwritten documents that expressed support for ISIS, according to an affidavit. 

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has announced an Ebola task force to fight the disease in his state.

For African-American and Hispanic women, the gap is even worse – they earn just 64 cents and 56 cents respectively.

Local election officials said last week that 3,287 people had registered to vote in Ferguson, Missouri, since the Aug. 9 police shooting of Michael Brown.

The 3,287 figure actually reflected how many voters had made a change to their registration information.