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Rain-free Fourths of July make for more Republicans, and other holiday stats

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The U.S. Census Bureau is nothing without mountains of data about America, and the Fourth of July is no different. So, here are some “red, white and blue” stats to chew on for the holiday: In July 1776, about 2.5 million people lived in the newly independent nation. Today, America has grown to 318.4 million. The U.S. imported about $206.3 million worth of fireworks from China in 2013. In comparison, fireworks exports came to just $10.2 million, with Israel buying $2.7 million, the most of any…

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