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  • Two number-two pencils, a desk, and three Scantron sheets.

    Crossed

  • At the end of the first quarter, UBS was the number-one investment bank in India in terms of volumes and number-two in completed mergers and acquisitions, according to the memo.

    UBS: Mittal Head of India Investment Banking

  • The 23-year-old Serb has moved up to number-two in the world rankings and enters the French Open with the best start to a year since American John McEnroe began the 1984 season 42-0.

    Djokovic Hopes Run Continues at French Open

  • So the question remains: why would the president and the attorney general select Cole from among all the qualified attorneys in the country to fill the number-two spot in the Justice Department?

    The Cole controversy won't go away

  • True, Cole will hold the position for only a year, but the number-two man in the Justice Department, who oversees myriad key decisions, can do quite a lot of harm in 12 months.

    The Cole controversy won't go away

  • Sony has said it aims to establish itself as the number-two tablet maker after Apple in 2012.

    Sony Plans to Launch 2 Tablets This Year

  • I have since learned, with number-two son, to dump every pacifier we own into the crib while he sleeps.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • He held the number-two post in the embassy in Tokyo and was also U.S. ambassador to Tunisia.

    US State Department Moves to Repair Diplomatic Rift with Japan

  • In late September, Robert Grenier, the dapper, smooth-talking CIA station chief in Islamabad, traveled to Baluchistan, a Pakistani province of vast, broiling deserts less than a hundred miles from the Taliban headquarters of Kandahar, for a clandestine meeting with Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani, the number-two official in the Taliban.

    The Longest War

  • As the surge started four years later, Odierno, now the number-two commander in Iraq, asked Sky to work as his political adviser.

    The Longest War

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