What was the principal demand of a man who held four people hostage for nearly 11 hours at a Texas synagogue?

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The hostage taker, Malik Faisal Akram, had demanded the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist with suspected al-Qaeda ties who is in a Texas federal prison.

Which NFL playoff team was allowed to keep a touchdown despite a referee blowing his whistle in the middle of the play?

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An NFL rule says “the ball becomes dead immediately” when a whistle is blown, even “erroneously.” Cincinnati beat the Las Vegas Raiders by one touchdown.

Which video became the first on YouTube to be seen 10 billion times?

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The repetitive and syrup-sweet “Baby Shark” is a children’s video that the Washington Nationals made a theme song during their 2019 World Series run.

Masked burglars stole what items from actress Lori Loughlin’s home with an estimated value over $1 million?

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Surveillance cameras showed thieves, dressed in all-black, taking the jewelry. No one was home at the time.

Which official did the University of Michigan fire after an investigation found evidence of an improper relationship?

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A 118-page report included emails between university president Mark Schlissel and a subordinate, suggesting a relationship of the kind he banned months ago. .

What caused tsunami warnings for the entire west coast of the U.S.?

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A volcanic eruption on the Pacific island of Tonga was so intense that people in Fiji, 500 miles away, heard what they thought was loud thunder.

DirecTV, the satellite television company previously owned by AT&T, said it won’t renew its contract to carry which network?

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DirecTV was One America News’s biggest carrier; OAN stil appears on Verizon FiOS and online.

Veterinarians treating which of the following animal ailments now have access to a monoclonal antibody pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration?

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The medication treats the pain associated with arthritis in cats; it’s the first monoclonal antibody approved in the U.S. for any animal species.

In a move that will lessen its dependence on China, Tesla will get a key car battery component from a company that mines it in what country?

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Tesla cut a deal with an Australian company that mines graphite in Mozambique and processes it in Louisiana, which is near its new Texas headquarters..

Which comic actress was arrested on suspicion of DUI?

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Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish was arrested in Georgia after police got a report of someone asleep behind the wheel.

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