Shooting down a floating balloon out on its lonesome seems like a straightforward task. It’s just a balloon after all. But it seemed to take a while to get that Chinese spy balloon down. For The Washington Post, William Neff, Leslie Shapiro and Dylan Moriarty explained the challenges and timing behind the task.
Shooting down the Chinese balloon
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How Much Americans Make
Median income only tells you where the middle is. The distributions of income are a lot more interesting.
Billions at the Franchise Box Office
There’s big money in wizarding worlds, galaxies far away, and various time-shifted universes. Let’s take a stroll through the billions of dollars earned by franchises over the years.