Which actor did SpaceX's first civilian crew call from orbit to describe what it's like to circle planet Earth?

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Tom Cruise got a private phone call from the four amateur astronauts orbiting more than 360 miles up in the SpaceX capsule.

Shows from which network or streaming platform won the most Emmy awards at this year's ceremony?

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Netflix won more Emmys than the competition for the first time ever, earning 44 awards.

A new drug has shown results in extending life for people living with which disease?

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A study has found AstraZeneca's breast cancer drug Enhertu reduced the risk of dying in women whose tumors have spread to other parts of the body.

Which NFL team’s quarterback suffered an injury so serious on Sunday that he was carted off the field in the first quarter?

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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa left the game in the first quarter with a rib injury. The Buffalo Bills beat them 35–0.

Which famous person plans to run for president of the Philippines in 2022?

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Philippine boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao said that the country needs “government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency,” he added.

Which iconic children's film character will be the subject of a prequel movie released in 2023?

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Producers announced that Keegan-Michael Key will join the cast headed by Timothée Chalamet, who will play a young Willy Wonka before he opens his chocolate factory.

Which popular animated television series is leaving the cable network that saved it from cancellation?

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"Family Guy" left Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, which gave it a home in 2003 when Fox canceled it. The program and its archives now belong to FXX.

What was the subject of a United States–Australia deal that led France to withdraw its ambassadors from both countries?

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France is angry because Australia walked away from their submarine project and instead signed a deal with the U.S. and the UK to build nuclear subs.

China has set up a way for the public to report on companies in what industry when they violate new regulations protecting children?

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A new app lets parents blow the whistle on gaming companies that violate restrictions on how much time kids are allowed to spend playing online.

The U.S. is trying to expel 15,000 migrants from what country who have crossed into Texas from Mexico?

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Mexico allowed the sea of Haitian migrants to go north toward the U.S. The Biden administration is using a Trump-era health policy to send them back to Haiti.

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