American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has been banned from competing at the Olympics because of what?

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Richardson tested positive for marijuana at the Olympic trials, where she won the 100 meters in 10.86 seconds.

Which actor recently settled for $2.2M in a sexual misconduct case?

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James Franco allegedly intimidated students at an acting and film school into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations.

Which NBA team made it to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974?

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The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks to make their way to the NBA finals.

In which body of water did a giant fireball erupt due to a gas leak?

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The leak from Mexico’s state-owned oil company caused a subaquatic fireball that appeared to be boiling the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Which country has withdrawn from an international treaty that was made to protect women from violence?

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Turkey formally withdrew from the landmark treaty— However, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims it won’t be a step backward for women.

Which social media company revealed they are asking users if they’ve been exposed to extremist content?

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Facebook is asking the question to certain U.S. users, which the company says is part of a test of its Redirect Initiative.

Who won the Austrian Grand Prix?

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won his third straight race victory.

Who announced they will be leaving their spot on the talk show “The View”?

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After four seasons, Meghan McCain will depart the show.

What is the name of the former hurricane and now tropical storm near Florida’s southern coast?

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A tropical storm watch is in effect for South Florida due to Elsa.

What crashed and left at least 45 people dead in the Philippines?

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A Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft carrying combat troops crashed and exploded while landing.

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