Researchers say a ship that sank in 1860 in the Mobile, Alabama harbor is remarkably well-preserved. What was its cargo?

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The Clotilda carried 110 enslaved people from Benin, 50 years after importing slaves became illegal. The captain burned his ship but most of it remains intact.

A British newspaper printed a court-ordered apology on its front page after publishing a portion of a personal letter that which famous person wrote to her father?

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The Mail on Sunday also acknowledged that it agreed to “financial remedies” demanded by Meghan Markle.

Where did police in the United Kingdom arrest a man armed with a crossbow?

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The 19-year-old was found on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas morning, and was detained for a mental health evaluation..

Reporters at the White House have asked the press secretary for what unusual arrangement for the foreseeable future?

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The White House Correspondents’ Association asked for briefings via Zoom, which the White House would see as a sign it’s mishandling the pandemic.

Which country’s former president received a “special pardon” after serving just a few years of a 24-year corruption sentence?

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Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was serving a 24-year prison term.

Which NFL quarterback broke his team’s record for passing touchdowns?

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Aaron Rodgers passed Brett Favre and became the Green Bay Packers’ all-time passing touchdowns leader.

Which band’s lead singer revealed that it will stop releasing new music at the end of 2025?

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Coldplay front man Chris Martin said that after Maroon 5’s final record, the group will “only tour.”

The Russian government has blocked a website inside the country that tracks what kind of information?

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The website, OVD-Info, tracked political arrests and provided legal aid to detainees.

Which NBA star will sit out three to four weeks with a torn ligament in his elbow?

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, who was averaging 24.7 points per game, is expected to return no earlier than mid-January.

What did Arnold Schwarzenegger donate to help a group of homeless military veterans in California?

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Schwarzenegger, a former California governor, funded 25 shelters at a cost of $10,000 each.

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