A word-guessing game that a software engineer created for his girlfriend has become a global sensation and regularly “trends” on social media. Name it.

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“Wordle” is a pun on creator Josh Wardle’s name. Players have to guess a five-letter word with some feedback after each attempt.

A libel lawsuit goes to trial Monday in federal court, pitting The New York Times against a Republican former elected official known for picking fights. Who is the plaintiff?

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Palin claims the Times libeled her when it linked her political actions to the 2011 shooting that left six people dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded.

WHO SAID IT? “M&M's will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing … When you're totally turned off, we've achieved equity.”

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Carlson was responding to reports that M&M’s manufacturer has made the candy’s female characters “less sexy” by changing their shoes and expressions.

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers both lost NFL playoff games this weekend. Which of them announced his retirement?

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Brady and Rodgers are keeping mum about their futures. So is Ben Roethlisberger, the 39-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback..

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) made participants in a virtual Veterans Affairs hearing furious by doing something they said showed disrespect. What did he do?

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Cawthorn was seen on the hearing video stream cleaning his gun. “What could possibly be more patriotic than guns and veterans?” his spokesman said.

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban unveiled an online store that offers drastic price cuts on what kinds of products?

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The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company is a direct-to-consumer wholesaler that offers more than 100 generic drugs.

Which of the following entertainers did NOT pass away during the month of January 2022?

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Schwarzenegger and his GMC Yukon were involved in a four-car crash, but he survived. One woman, driving a Prius, was taken to the hospital.

The U.S. State department ordered family members of embassy staff in a foreign country to evacuate, citing a likely hostile invasion by Russia. Which country is it?

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The U.S. expects Russia to invade Ukraine, so diplomats’ families must evacuate Kiev via commercial flights. The Pentagon says there will be no military airlift. .

Apple says a software bug is to blame when some iPhone 13 users’ screens go blank and then display something strange. What are they seeing?

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Apple says the “pink screen” phenomenon only happens when the iPhone 13 is “locked,” but users report it interrupting them and forcing a restart.

The president of a post-Soviet country quit his job because a shift to a parliamentary government left the presidency with few powers. Which country did he lead?

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Armen Sarkissian said that when he became president of Armenia in 2018 no one told him he would be a toothless figurehead..

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