Beginning in January, what item will Californians be legally required to recycle instead of throwing in the trash?

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A 2016 California law coming into effect in 2022 mandates recycling of food items like banana peels, chicken bones and leftover vegetables.

An arsonist set fire to a giant outdoor Christmas tree outside what company’s headquarters?

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A man who police said was homeless is charged with torching the 50-foot tree in front of the Manhattan headquarters of News Corp, which owns Fox News.

Which food brand will appear on a limited-edition release of red wine that includes its flavor?

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Barefoot Wines has a limited-edition partnership with Oreo Thins for a wine that tastes like cookies and creme.

Server failures at what company caused nationwide outages in “smart” devices like refrigerators, thermostats, doorbells and lightbulbs?

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Problems with Amazon Web Services cloud servers on Tuesday made it hard for people to enter their homes, turn on Christmas lights and enter Disney parks.

Ye (Kanye West) and Drake will headline a Los Angeles benefit concert intended to persuade authorities to do what?

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The concert will is a benefit to free Larry Hoover, the reformed Gangster Disciples gang cofounder who is serving multiple life sentences for murder.

Who did Amazon founder Jeff Bezos toast onstage as his “tequila drinking buddy” at the People’s Choice Awards?

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Bezos presented the People’s Champion award to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, also calling him “Strong. Handsome. Bald.”

According to Google, what was the most popular trending search in the U.S. during the first 11 months of 2021?

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Google’s data revealed that Americans have searched for “NBA” more than any other person, place or thing this year.

Which social media platform has launched a tool that advises compulsive teen users to take a break from its app?

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Instagram’s new feature sends notifications to young users who scroll through photos for a long time, but they can turn it off.

The U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and what other nation have announced diplomatic boycotts of the Beijing Winter Olympics?

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No officials from Australia, the U.S., the UK or Canada will attend the Winter Olympics in China, but their athletes will still compete.

Which state is the U.S. Department of Justice suing over new maps of congressional and state legislative districts?

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Texas violated the Voting Rights Act by drawing new political maps that discriminate against minorities.

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