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94 Bball

In the age of social media, top high school basketball prospects are gaining major attention earlier and earlier in their careers. But how often do top prospects actually pan out into stars in the NBA? To find out, The Pudding’s Russell Goldenberg and Amber Thomas looked at the top 100 high school basketball recruits each year from 1998-2013 and analyzed the trajectories of their careers.

94 Russia

As rumors swirl that Robert Mueller is wrapping up his investigation, the special counsel proceedings are drawing comparisons to Watergate. But based on the indictments so far, how accurate is that comparison? FiveThirtyEight’s Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Julia Wolfe find that while a large number of people were implicated in both investigations, there are some notable differences.

94 Politics

Our political leanings are intertwined with our views on big American companies. That’s the conclusion of a new Axios-Harris Poll survey on corporate reputations among U.S. adults. The results show that big tech companies are more popular among Democrats than Republicans, while brands like Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A fare better with Republicans.

94 Cali

Agriculture is big business in California, generating nearly $50 billion in cash receipts. To keep the industry thriving, California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) needs to know how to allocate groundwater, especially in times of drought. That’s why they commissioned the most detailed survey of crops and land use ever done in the state, covering over nine million acres of land. Check out this interactive map to see where crops like grapes, rice, and olives are grown.