What farm product will be judged for the first time at next year's California State Fair?

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Cannabis growers will be able to compete at the California State Fair for the first-ever blue-ribbon for weed.

Which pop music band addressed world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly?

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K-pop boy band BTS also shared a new music video for “Permission to Dance,” and the UN carried it on their official YouTube channel.

Which of these stars will not be among the first four hosts on the next season of Saturday Night Live?

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Malek, Kardashian West and Wilson will join "SNL" alum Jason Sudeikis in the first four shows, beginning Oct. 2.

What non-baseball athlete was mocked for throwing a horrible first pitch before a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field?

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Conor McGregor's pitch sailed between the catcher and the Cubs' dugout and bounced off a brick wall. He shrugged it off, blaming the leg he broke during a July fight.

What world leader did Elon Musk mock after his SpaceX company completed a mission with an all-civilian crew?

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Elon Musk said on Twitter that Biden was “still sleeping” instead of praising his company for giving St. Jude Children's Research Hospital $50 million.

A mysterious outbreak of what illness is stumping experts in 25 states?

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Health officials don't know what’s causing the salmonella outbreak, which has sickened more than 100 people so far.

Which political talk show host condemned his own publisher on the "acknowledgement" page of his latest book?

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Tucker Carlson called Simon & Schuster, which published his book, "a disgusting company run by disgusting people" for canceling a book deal with a Republican senator.

Which singer made her debut as a judge on the singing competition show “The Voice”?

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Ariana Grande is the newest coach on Season 21, and listened to a contestant covering one of her songs in the first episode.

Which political party won the most seats in Canada’s recent parliamentary election?

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The Liberal Party won less than half the seats in Canada's House of Commons, so it will have to form a governing coalition with other parties.

Which tech company says it will pay $809.5 million to settle a class-action shareholder lawsuit?

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Twitter allegedly misled investors about the growth and engagement of its user base.

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