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Which U.S. state says it will no longer require new drivers to take a road test?

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Mississippi had already reduced the test to "driving around the parking lot and parking the vehicle," according to the state's public safety commissioner.

Gymnasts testifying in a U.S. Senate hearing pointed fingers at whom over the coverup of a team doctor’s sexual abuse?

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Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles ripped the FBI for not taking allegations against team doctor Larry Nassar seriously in 2015.

Which of these female musicians is on the 2021 Time magazine "100 most influential people" list?

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19-year-old Billie Eilish was honored as a "pioneer," however, not as a performer.

The United Nations human rights chief says the world should pause the development of what technology?

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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria says artificial intelligence could create serious risks to human rights.

McDonald’s newest Happy Meal toys celebrate the 50th anniversary of what?

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In honor of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary, McDonald’s has 50 new toys of iconic Disney characters.

What is the only country on earth to fulfill its obligations under the Paris Climate Treaty, according to a new report?

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Tiny Gambia has its act together, the Climate Action Tracker organization said. The U.S., the UK and the French, who hosted the treaty negotiations, aren't measuring up.

Which country test-launched two ballistic missiles, raising new fears that it might acquire a nuclear weapon?

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The South Korean military confirmed that North Korea fired two missiles into the ocean, the rogue nation's first such test since early into Donald Trump's presidency.

In which team sport will the women and men on America's national teams be paid identical amounts next year?

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The U.S. Soccer Federation proposed identical contracts to the men’s and women’s national teams.

Which U.S. state's governor easily defeated an effort to recall him through a special election?

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California, an overwhelmingly Democratic state, voted to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom in office. He won 63.8% of the vote.

A Texas plastics company will pay nearly $3 million for violating what federal law?

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Along with paying a fine for flouting the Clean Air Act, Formosa Plastics Corp. will improve the risk management program at its petrochemical plant.

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