A country has dropped recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Which country has done so?

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Australia reversed a previous government’s recognition and will again recognize Tel Aviv as the capital.

In a country’s worst flooding in a decade, more than 600 people have been killed. Which country is dealing with these devastating floods?

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The flooding in Nigeria has affected more than 2 million people and has caused over 200,000 homes to be completely or partially damaged.

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott has donated $84.5 million to an organization in the U.S. Which organization has Scott generously funded?

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MacKenzie Scott gave the $84.5 billion to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its local branches. The donation is the largest the organization has received from an individual since 1912.

Thousands have been evacuated from a U.S. state as 72 large fires burn there. Which U.S. state is facing a wildfire that's forcing thousands to evacuate?

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The Nakia Creek Fire in Washington has burned an estimated 2,000 acres since it broke out on Oct. 9.

Which tech company has laid off hundreds of staff members?

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Microsoft laid off hundreds of workers throughout multiple departments.

A celebrity has been banned from a popular New York eatery for speaking rudely to the staff. Which celebrity was banned?

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“The Late Late Show” host James Corden was allegedly so picky about an egg omelet that he was “the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago” according to the restaurant’s owner.

A considerable amount of what was found at a Missouri elementary school?

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Radioactive contaminants were found after soil, dust and plant samples were studied.

Marvel has announced the actor who will replace William Hurt in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America 4.” Which actor is joining the MCU?

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Harrison Ford is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as “Thunderbolt” Ross for “Captain America: New World Order.”

The CEO of a fast-food chain said it “will probably have to raise prices,” due to California’s fast-food wage bill. Which chain’s CEO hinted at price hikes?

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Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol said the proposed changes to the minimum wage are “unfortunate because it also impacts the economic model, and that could impact how many restaurants we open in the future in a state like California, which is a shame.”

A celebrity contestant has withdrawn from “Dancing With the Stars.” Which celebrity withdrew from “DTWS”?

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Actress Selma Blair said she pushed as far as she could but “can’t go on with the competition” because of her multiple sclerosis.

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