What did workers find buried under the Richmond, Va. statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee while dismantling its pedestal?

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Crews removing the pedestal found a lead time capsule containing all those items, including a book with the word “love” written on it..

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Mariah Carey’s 1994 song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has peaked at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, like it did in 2020 and 2019.
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Which singer made Billboard chart history when one of her songs reached the No. 1 slot three years in a row?

What Hollywood actor admitted sleeping with students who enrolled at his acting school?

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Franco says the relationships were consensual but three women say he pressured them to get naked during auditions.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first injectable drug intended to prevent which communicable disease?

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The FDA said the injectable treatment is meant to prevent the transmission of HIV among people at risk of exposure who weigh at least 77 pounds.

A physics professor at City College of New York opened a box mailed to him in 2020 and found what inside?

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Prof. Vinod Menon returned to in-person classes and opened the box mailed in Nov. 2020, finding a cash donation from an alum who attended “long ago.”

U.S. traffic safety regulators are investigating a feature in some Tesla vehicles that allows occupants to do what?

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The “Passenger Play” video game feature works while Tesla cars are moving, prompting government regulators to take a closer look.

The U.S. Secret Service estimates that criminals have stolen nearly $100 billion from what?

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Agents have recovered more than $2.3 billion in stolen COVID-19 relief funds and arrested about 100 suspects.

Which company said it will create more than 2,000 corporate and tech jobs in Austin, Texas in the coming years?

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Amazon said it will hire senior data engineers, senior technical program managers, user experience designers and financial analysts.

Which U.S. retail chain will close 63 locations in the next few months?

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Rite Aid is closing about 2 percent of its stores; despite COVID-19 driving people into pharmacies, they struggle due to overexpansion and intense competition.

What U.S. statistic hit its lowest-ever recorded level during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the nation’s population grew by just 0.1 percent during the year ending in July 2021.

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