A baseball card sold for $12.6 million and broke the record for the most-ever paid for sports memorabilia. Which baseball player was on the record-breaking card?

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The rare Mickey Mantle baseball card beat out the previous record of $9.3 million for a Diego Maradona World Cup jersey.

A wildfire burning since mid-August tripled its total burned acreage in just one day, due to strong winds this past weekend. Where did this wildfire triple its total burned acreage?

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Strong winds caused the wildfire in southwestern Oregon to intensely spread and prompt evacuation orders.

Moderna said it is suing a company for patent infringement linked to the development of the first COVID-19 vaccines. Which company is Moderna suing?

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Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are being sued as Moderna believes they copied the mRNA technology it developed before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Millions have been affected by floods in a country where a national emergency has been declared. Which country is experiencing national emergency floods?

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The floods in Pakistan have killed more than 1,000 people since June.

Northwestern and Nebraska opened their 2022 seasons by playing an overseas football game. Where did this overseas Big Ten game take place?

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Northwestern beat Nebraska 31-28 in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic in Ireland.

A state governor has enacted a state-of-energy emergency after a refinery fire threatened its fuel supply. Which state has this state-of-energy emergency?

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer enacted the executive order following an electrical fire at a BP refinery in the neighboring state of Indiana.

A health authority warned that piles of garbage in the streets are threatening to public health and safety as garbage collectors hit their ninth day of strikes. In which city are garbage collectors on strike?

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Garbage collectors in Edinburgh, Scotland, have been striking for over a week, and piles of garbage are rotting on the city’s streets.

A car driven by a deceased celebrity sold for over $760,000 in an auction this weekend. Whose car sold for this much?

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The car was driven by Princess Diana back in the 1980s and was auctioned off just a few days before the 25th anniversary of her death.

Vanessa Bryant, the wife of Kobe Bryant, had $1 million taken away from her recent $16 million civil trial verdict. What is the reason for the $1 million reduction?

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The jury error involved a mistake on the verdict form, making Vanessa Bryant’s new compensation $15 million.

A movie’s opening weekend has become the worst weekend at the box office so far this summer. Which movie topped the summer box office’s lowest grossing weekend?

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The horror film “The Invitation” led the slow-movie watching weekend with between $6 million - $7 million.

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