Why is the Walgreens pharmacy chain closing five store locations in San Francisco?

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Walgreens says theft is out of control in San Francisco. Voters downgraded the theft of less than $950 in value from a felony to a misdemeanor in 2014, leading to fewer prosecutions and a string of store closures.

Guinness World Records this week certified the world’s tallest what?

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Rumeysa Gelgi, of Turkey, is 7-feet, 0.7-inches tall, a world record. She has Weaver syndrome, a rare condition that causes accelerated physical growth.

Which singer has announced a release date for her long-awaited new album?

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Adele says she has been working on her album “30” for three years, and will release it on November 19.

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the marketing of what item for the first time, saying it can have health benefits?

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Even though they have been sold in the U.S. for more than a decade, this is the first time the FDA has authorized an electronic cigarette. The agency has determined that vaping can help people stop smoking.

Which long-running television show is losing one of its main cast members?

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Mark Harmon will no longer be a series regular on “NCIS,” after playing Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the show for 18 years.

What expensive item has Kanye West put up for sale?

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Kanye has put his 6-square-mile Wyoming ranch on the market for $11 million.

Who will give a court-ordered videotaped legal deposition next week in a political lawsuit?

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Five Mexican protesters sued Donald Trump, his company and his head of security for physically interfering with their right to protest outside Trump Tower in 2015. Now he has to answer questions.

Which popular band’s lead singer is retiring?

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After a concert in which he slurred his speech and threatened his audience, Smash Mouth’s lead singer Steve Harwell is stepping away from the band.

The House of Representatives has voted to temporarily do which of the following?

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The House followed the Senate in voting to raise America’s “debt ceiling,” the total amount of money the Treasury can borrow, by $480 billion.

Where did Hurricane Pamela make landfall?

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Hurricane Pamela regained hurricane strength just before it hit Mexico’s Pacific coast.

2021-10-15 Smarter News Quiz: Store Closings, World Records and a Long-Awaited Album
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