Whose legal threats persuaded online vendors to stop using his name and likeness to sell a green-suited “Elf on the Shelf” alternative?

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Snoop Dogg managed to stop many online sellers of “Snoop on the Stoop,” an elf-like doll version of the rapper with gold chains, braids and a blunt.

Wind-driven wildfires are plaguing which U.S. state and causing evacuations as homes burn?

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Thousands of people in and near Boulder, Colorado were evacuated by Thursday night because of the advancing flames.

What type of new vehicles has New York City bought for police officers to patrol in?

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The 184 Mustang Mach-E SUVs have an initial price tag of $11.5 million,

Which performer did Billy Joel say is like the “Beatles” of her generation?

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Billy Joel said in a recent interview that Taylor Swift “knows music and she knows how to write … She’s like that generation’s Beatles.”

Which Middle Eastern country claimed it successfully launched a rocket into space?

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Iran’s regime said its rocket contained a satellite carrying three devices, but the rocket’s velocity that they cited was too slow to put anything into orbit.

What did Chinese officials promise to residents of Xi’an who are stuck at home amid a strict lockdown?

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Steady deliveries of groceries have been promised to 13 million people under the strictest lockdown of a Chinese city since Wuhan’s early 2020 shutdown.

Lawmakers in which state are meeting behind closed doors to launch an impeachment investigation against their attorney general related to a criminal case?

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South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a man walking along a road last year but paid only misdemeanor fines, and refuses to resign.

A journalist in New Zealand made history by becoming the first person to anchor a news broadcast with what?

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Oriini Kaipara sported a traditional Māori chin tattoo, a rite of passage for Māori women, during a Christmas Day news broadcast.

Which airline announced that it will cancel at least 1,280 flights through mid-January?

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JetBlue’s announcement of the cancellations cited a rash of employees testing positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant.

Which celebrity finalized his divorce with his wife after a decade of separation?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver haven’t been together since 2011 but their divorce has only now become final.

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