A 3-year-long census in Washington, D.C. has concluded that how many cats live in the nation's capital city?

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Investigators surveyed households in Washington and set up more than 1,500 wildlife-spotting cameras, which also spotted coyotes, opossums, a wild turkey and a bobcat.

What unusual day-trader has been beating the major stock markets by buying and selling cryptocurrencies?

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Hamster "Mr. Goxx," kept by two 30-year-old Germans, chooses currencies by running on a wheel and runs through tunnels to "buy" and "sell." His accounts are up about 20 percent since June.

What country's leader did a protester hit with an egg while shouting a revolutionary slogan?

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French security services arrested the man who egged French President Emmanuel Macron while he was surrounded by reporters and ordinary citizens in the city of Lyon.

Which NFL record was broken — just barely — by a Baltimore Ravens player on Sunday?

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Baltimore's place kicker Josh Tucker kicked a game-winning 66-yard field goal, the longest in NFL history, which bounced on the crossbar before tumbling over it.

What recording artist faces life in prison following his conviction on racketeering in a sex-trafficking case?

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A federal jury heard evidence the R. Kelly groomed, isolated and sexually assaulted minors while filming the crimes. Six victims testified in a Brooklyn, N.Y. trial.

A group of what kind of female Afghanistan citizens have been granted asylum in Portugal?

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The Afghanistan girl's national soccer team and their families were put on a charter flight out of the country to keep them safe.

Chris Pratt and Anya Taylor-Joy will voice characters in a new animated movie about which video game?

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The Super Mario Bros. animated movie is on track for a December 2022 release.

What is unique about a newly discovered dinosaur species, according to London's Natural History Museum?

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The new ankylosaur fossil discovered in Morocco belongs to an animal that lived 167-163 million years ago and had large spikes attached to its ribs — a first for paleontologists.

Which airline did the U.S. Department of Transportation fine $1.9 million for its long ground delays?

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The government said United allowed 20 domestic flights and five international flights to idle on tarmacs for long periods without letting more than 3,200 passengers deplane.

What country is seeing long gasoline lines and diesel thefts because of a truck driver shortage?

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Most of the UK is finding it hard to fill up because refineries cant truck fuel to gas stations; some people are waking up to empty tanks after thieves drill holes and drain them.

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