Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren launched a war of words with what billionaire, saying he's “freeloading” without paying taxes?

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Elon Musk, the TIME “Person of the Year,” fired back by calling Warren a “Senator Karen” who reminded him of an “angry mom” from his youth.

A NASA spacecraft has made humanity’s first direct contact with what heavenly body?

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NASA says the Parker Solar Probe officially “touched” the sun when it plunged through the star’s atmosphere, known as its corona.

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is warning American travelers that police in Japan are often guilty of what?

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The embassy says police in Tokyo often stop and search foreigners; they urge travelers to carry visa paperwork and “request consular notification if detained.”

Which NCAA college athlete has become the first to sign a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike?

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Nike’s partnership is with UCLA sophomore soccer player Reilyn Turner; a new rule allows student athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness.

Hard Rock International is buying what iconic Las Vegas Strip casino–hotel?

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MGM Resorts International is selling the Mirage to Hard Rock for around $1.1 billion in cash.

Which daytime TV talk show will air its final episode in January 2022?

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The "Dr. Oz" show will end after 13 seasons while Mehmet Oz runs for Senate in Pennsylvania. His daughter will host a cooking show in its place.

Which performer has pulled out of the April 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup?

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Travis Scott is off the Coachella roster following a deadly stampede that killed 10 at his concert in November.

Why is former “General Hospital” actor Ingo Rademacher suing ABC?

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Rademacher claimed the show is forcing “medical treatment to its employees against their will” by requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone on the set.

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will be renamed to honor what kind of famous Nevadan?

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The airport will bear the name of retired Democratic U.S. Sen. Harry Reid; critics of Democratic Sen. Pat McCarran say he was a racist and anti-semite.

The Biden Administration released a plan to build a nationwide network of what?

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The strategy includes building 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the U.S.

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