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Major League Baseball fans saw what record broken during a Texas–Oakland game?

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Texas Rangers utility player Brock Holt threw a high-arc strike over the plate that traveled at just 31 mph.

Which snack brand opened its first ever in-person cafe?

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The Oreo Cafe is located at the American Dream entertainment complex in New Jersey.

Which Middle Eastern country swore in a new president?

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is a hard-line protégé of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Which country did the U.S. women’s water polo team beat to win its third Olympic gold medal in a row?

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The U.S. women's water polo team beat Spain in a lopsided 14–5 gold medal game.

Which retail chain reversed its decision to discontinue special hours for senior citizens?

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Costco kept senior hours but redued them from five days a week to just Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How did the U.S. Women’s National soccer team finish the Olympic Games in Japan?

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The U.S. women beat Australia 4-3 to win the bronze medal in Tokyo.

Which state is offering vaccinated inmates $5 in prison canteen credit?

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Alabama's prisoners will get the $5 canteen credit regardless of when they were vaccinated.

Which social media platform shut down university researchers’ probe of misinformation spread through political ads?

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Facebook also shut down the New York University researchers' personal accounts, claiming they violated its Terms of Service by conducting unauthorized data collection.

The founder of what institution was charged with concealing child sex offenses?

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Brian Houston, who founded of the Sydney-based Hillsong Church, allegedly withheld information about the sexual abuse of a young male during the 1970s.

Which country’s president faces a new investigation over his claims of election fraud?

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President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is accused of slandering his political opponents and inciting criminal acts.

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