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Third: A thief jumped over the counter of a Walgreens at the corner of Van Ness and Eddy and stole merchandise literally while a news reporter was filming for a story on shoplifting; that Walgreens is slated to close Nov. 11 and is the third Walgreens in the city to close this year . . . $15 million: additional money given to city public schools to close budget shortfalls; Mayor London Breed says it is time the schools resume in-person instruction . . . 73: age of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is recovering after recent surgery in Ohio to have a new aortic valve implanted in his heart . . . 10,000: number of guests expected at a wedding in New York before health officials banned it . . . 2 hours: amount of time new California guidelines allow people from up to three different households to gather together outdoors . . . 51.5: Percentage of voters in a Canadian town who voted to give their community a less troublesome name; as of December, it will be  known as Val-des-Sources, Quebec, after more than a century as Asbestos, Quebec.

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