A Turkish NBA player legally changed his last name to what, after taking his oath and becoming a U.S. citizen?

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Enes Kanter is now “Enes Kanter Freedom.” The Boston Celtics center’s name change is even reflected on the NBA’s website.

Burglars in Germany knocked a hole in a toy store’s wall to steal what kind of merchandise?

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The burglars left about 100 empty LEGO set boxes behind in the toy store in the German town of Lippstadt.

Which of CNN’s hosts did the network suspend indefinitely this week?

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Documents show Chris Cuomo used his news sources to help his brother, then the governor, discredit his sexual harassment accusers.

Who is the author of the book first lady Jill Biden read to children at the White House during an event unveiling this year’s Christmas decorations?

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While Michelle Obama was fond of reading “’Twas the Night Before Christmas, Biden recited from her own book, “Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops.”

This year’s Miss USA came from which state?

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Miss Kentucky, Elle Smith, will represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant on December 12.

A new law in the United Arab Emirates will allow incoming travelers to avoid jail the first time they bring what item into the country?

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UAE authorities will still confiscate and destroy any product containing THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis.

What former presidential candidate’s new book sold fewer than 2,300 copies during its first week of sales?

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Chris Christie’s book “Republican Rescue” fared poorly despite his appearances on ABC, HBO, CNBC, Fox News, “The View” and “The Daily Show.”

What retailer has settled a lawsuit for $2.1 million, paying the money to a woman who was arrested for shoplifting in 2016?

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The Alabama woman’s shoplifting case was dismissed, but Walmart sent her a threatening letter threatening to sue her unless she paid $200.

Which men’s professional soccer player won this year’s award for the best individual performance on the field?

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Lionel Messi won the famed “Ballon d’or” trophy for the seventh time.

Which university’s head football coach has jumped ship to take the top job at LSU?

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After coaching the Fighting Irish since 2010, Brian Kelly has left Notre Dame for a 10-year, $95 million deal in Baton Rouge, Louisianas.

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