The creator of what iconic toy has chartered more than 150 cargo flights from China to Chicago so his products can make it in time for Christmas?

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Ty Warner, whose Beanie Babies are made in China, has airlifted millions of them more than 6,000 miles since October to get around global shipping delays.

What forced the seven astronauts aboard the International Space Station to seek shelter on Monday?

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When Russia tested an anti-satellite missile on one of its own old satellites, the explosion sent astronauts racing for cover in their docked capsules.

A clinical trial in a Boston hospital is testing a nasal vaccine that could prevent what disease?

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Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston will test an Alzheimer’s vaccine on 16 people with symptoms, following 20 years of research.

Widespread outages on Tuesday of websites including Discord, Etsy, Snapchat and Spotify were traced back to what company’s servers?

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Google’s cloud servers failed for more than two hours, leaving web surfers with “404” errors.

How many of the three undefeated Division I college football teams are ranked high enough to make it to the championship playoff?

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Top-ranked Georgia, fifth-ranked Cincinnati and No. 23 U.T. San Antonio are all undefeated; Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State round out the top four.

Which famous Hollywood actor lashed out at Alec Baldwin for the “insane” and “infuriating” on-set shooting that killed two members of a film crew?

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Clooney criticized the production of “Rust” for hiring a 24-year-old to supervise on-set weapons, and suggested Baldwin didn’t observe safety standards.

Which singer’s music was banned in the Trump White House after she criticized the president, according to a former national security aide?

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Former aide Olivia Troye said in a TV interview that after she played Taylor Swift music in her office, she was warned not to do it again.

Hershey’s released a special-edition Reese's Peanut Butter Cup that is the size of what?

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It took Hershey’s just a few hours to sell out of all 3,000 of the 9-inch, 3-¼ pound treats, roughly the size of a pie.

Which famous entertainment family says they will open their own restaurant in Las Vegas?

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The Jonas family will open “Nellie’s Southern Kitchen” inside the MGM Grand, which will become the restaurant’s second location.

Which country’s capital city saw two coordinated explosions detonated by suicide bombers on Tuesday?

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The blasts, near a police station and on a street near the parliamentary building, claimed at least three lives.

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