Deadly protests have continued for the past 10 days over this government’s response to the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody. Which country is dealing with protests over her death?

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Iran’s morality police detained Mahsa Amini last week, claiming she didn’t properly cover her hair with the Islamic headscarf — mandatory for women in Iran. Amini collapsed and died at a police station three days later.

A singer performed at the White House and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Biden. Which singer received the honor?

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Elton John got the medal "for moving our souls with his powerful voice” and for being “an enduring icon and advocate with absolute courage.”

A band’s co-founder canceled concerts in Poland, due to his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine. Which band’s co-founder canceled the Poland shows over war remarks?

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters previously accused NATO of “provoking” Russia and even wrote a letter to Ukraine’s first lady where he blamed extreme nationalists in the country for setting it “on the path to this disastrous war.”

The World Bank has pledged about $2 billion in aid to a country. Which country will the World Bank provide billions to?

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Pakistan has been dealing with unprecedented rains and floods this year. Floods that have taken the lives of more than 1,600 people this year alone.

A football team upset No. 6-ranked Oklahoma this weekend. Which school beat No. 6 Oklahoma?

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Unranked Kansas State defeated No. 6 Oklahoma 41-34.

What caused the Artemis 1 moon mission launch to be delayed for the third time?

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The third time is not the charm with the Artemis mission as Tropical Storm Ian is delaying the launch, which was supposed to happen tomorrow.

Which planet appeared its brightest and biggest in 59 years?

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Jupiter came the closest to Earth in nearly 60 years.

Pope Francis visited a country and asked the citizens to have “more births, more children.” Which country was the Pope addressing?

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Pope Francis also requested Italy be open to letting in more immigrants.

A celebrity broke the world record for the most wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Which celebrity broke the wish record?

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Wrestling legend-turned actor John Cena has granted a total of 650.

Who beat his own world record while running in the Berlin Marathon?

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Two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge clocked 2 hours, 1 minute, 9 seconds—which is 30 seconds quicker than his previously set world record.

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