The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was shared by two people from what profession?

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The Nobel committee gave this year’s Peace Prize to journalists Dmitry Muratov in Russia and Maria Ressa in the Philippines; both have been outspoken opponents of their nations’ autocratic leaders.

Which big city’s mayor is accused of using police officers as a “concierge service” for his son and daughter?

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A city government investigation found that while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s family was entitled to police security, he made the officers drive his son around and help his daughter move out of her apartment.

Which comedian was revealed as the “baby” character on the TV show “The Masked Singer”?

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“Blue Collar Comedy” veteran Larry the Cable Guy (real name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney) revealed that performing on the show was “the first time I ever really sang anything in front of anybody.”

Which food company’s workers went on strike at all its plants across the country?

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About 1,400 Kellogg’s workers went on strike over pay and benefits. The company says their average salary is $120,000 and that most have “no-cost comprehensive health insurance.”

Which legendary singer sold her entire solo recording catalog to a music company to “safeguard her inspirational legacy”?

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German music company BMG bought the rights to all 81-year-old Tina Turner’s recordings, paying a reported $50 million for 60 years worth of her work.

A suicidal New Jersey man who leapt from a 9th-story window survived because he landed on what?

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The 31-year-old man refused to give police his name after he fell 100 feet, crashed through the roof of a black BMW and emerged with a broken arm.

Which Country Music Awards “Album of the Year” nominee is banned from attending this year’s ceremony?

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The Country Music Association is not inviting Morgan Wallen because the 28-year-old was caught on a neighbor’s doorbell camera yelling a racial slur.

Prosecutors have issued charges in a $4 million health care fraud scheme against 18 people who have what in common?

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The 18 NBA veterans are charged with defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan from at least 2017 to 2020.

Which country did software company Microsoft blame for more than half of all detected state-sponsored hacking in the past year?

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Microsoft said hacks sponsored by the Russian government mostly targeted think-tanks and government agencies in the United States.

The Department of Housing and Development has put new restrictions on what common practice?

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Federally subsidized public housing landlords now can’t evict tenants for not paying their rent without first telling them about available federal emergency assistance, and giving them 30 days notice.

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