California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected a parole request from which infamous convict?

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Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Sen. Robert Kennedy more than a half-century ago. He’s now 77 and claims he was drunk and doesn’t remember pulling the trigger.

Mattel announced that a new Barbie doll will honor what heroic journalist?

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Born into slavery, Ida B. Wells organized a searing campaign against the lynching of black men, and also co-founded the NAACP.

The Republican National Committee is prepared to penalize future candidates who don’t follow its orders on what component of presidential campaigns?

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A proposed rule would require candidates to pledge that they won’t participate in debates organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which conservatives consider biased..

Which singer is not among the headliners planned for the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival?

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Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Kanye West will headline; the event was postponed in the past two years over public health concerns related to COVID-19..

A U.S. federal judge refused a request from what famous person to dismiss a sex assault lawsuit related to the late Jeffrey Epstein?

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Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old who was trafficked by Epstein. Andrew has been stripped of his military ranks and royal titles.

Nigeria’s government has lifted a nationwide seven-month ban on what?

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Nigeria’s president said Twitter met his demands and will open an office in Nigeria and pay taxes there. The ban came after Twitter deleted one of his tweets.

Which country has been at a standstill since teachers, public transportation employees and other civil service workers went on strike?

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Lebanon’s shrinking currency value has killed off 90 percent of workers’ purchasing power. Filling a car with gas now costs more than the monthly minimum wage.

Celebrity couple Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet made an announcement. What was it?

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The couple released a joint statement confirming that they are “parting ways in marriage.”

The International Energy Agency blamed which country for causing a natural gas crisis that threatens to leave millions of Europeans in the cold this winter?

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The IEA said Russia is purposely sending 25 percent less gas to Europe while it navigates tensions with Ukraine — through whose territory much of the gas travels.

A federal judge ruled that the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit can proceed against which tech company, despite multiple motions for dismissal?

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The suit against Meta claims it suppressed its competitors with a “buy or bury” strategy.

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