Which singer leads nominees this year for the MTV Video Music Awards?

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Justin Bieber earned himself seven VMA nominations including video of the year and best pop song.

Two new faces will replace the late "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek. One is Mike Richards, the show's executive producer. Who is the other?

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Richards will host season 38 of "Jeopardy!" and Bialik will host spinoffs and special events like the show's college championship.

Which social media platform is adding new privacy updates for teens, including limits on notifications?

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Younger TikTok users will also see new prompts when they are about to share videos, asking who should be allowed to view the content.

What special drink will appear on the Dunkin’ Donuts fall menu this year?

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The new "Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew" and other returning fall menu items will be in stores starting Aug. 18.

Which social media platform's user interface has a new font?

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Twitter's new typeface is called "Chirp"; it also updated its colors to be more high-contrast and include less blue.

Which country's men's soccer team is at the top of the new world rankings released by FIFA?

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Belgium is no. 1. The United States is no. 10, its best showing in the FIFA rankings since 2006.

Which U.S. politician did YouTube suspend for spreading "misinformation" about the coronavirus pandemic?

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YouTube suspended Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a doctor, for one week after he posted a video claiming most masks don't stop the spread of COVID-19.

Which former Soviet country denied entry to an ambassador from the United States?

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After President Joe Biden's administration hit Belarus with new sanctions, it ordered the U.S. to reduce its embassy staff in retaliation.

Which university did the NCAA place on four years of probation following a sexual assault scandal?

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The NCAA’s five-year-long investigation ended in a relative slap on the wrist for Baylor University.

What kind of public figure did a South Korean military court sentence to three years in a prostitution case?

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Lee Seung-hyun, formerly known as K-pop performer Seungri, is headed to jail for crimes including providing prostitutes to foreign businessmen. He was also fined nearly $1 million.

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