Who drew widespread criticism Thursday by calling the 20th Century baseball pitching legend Satchel Paige a “great Negro”?

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In a Veterans Day speech, President Biden referred to Paige as “the great Negro, at the time, pitcher in the Negro leagues.”

Which country music artist won the CMA awards for the year’s best album and song, and was named “male vocalist of the year”?

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Stapleton’s song “Starting Over” dominated the night; he won six trophies but lost “entertainer of the year” to Luke Combs.

What Sesame Street character did Republicans attack on Twitter for announcing that he got a Covid-19 vaccination?

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It will “give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy,” Big Bird tweeted. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called it “government propaganda.

Two Washington Post reporters are working on the first in-depth biography of what famous African-American who died in 2020?

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The George Floyd biography is expected to be available in May 2022, roughly two years after his death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

The U.S. Justice department is suing Uber for overcharging which group of people?

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Uber is accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by charging the disabled a “wait time” fee for extra time it takes to enter a vehicle.

Which future hall-of-fame NFL player changed teams on Thursday?

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Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. became a free agent and signed with the Los Angeles Rams.

Which social media platform released a new paid subscription service in the United States?

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Twitter launched “Blue,” a $2.99 premium service that gives users more customization features including the ability to “undo” tweets.

Which TV news anchor is leaving NBC after 28 years there?

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Williams won’t renew his contract when it expires in December despite being paid $7 million per year.

Which Canadian-born celebrity is teaming up with Tim Horton’s to promote new flavors of donuts?

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The "Timbiebs Timbits" flavors include chocolate white fudge, sour cream chocolate chip and birthday cake waffle.

Which company lost its appeal of a $2.8 billion fine levied by the European Union?

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Google was fined for giving preferential treatment to its own price-comparison shopping service over rivals, in Google search results.

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