The Week of September 17, 2017 by CoenM

Champion(s):

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!


Runner(s)-Up:

Timm


Quiz Description

It would be nice if we had one week where the planet wasn't trying to kill us (not without reason, I'll admit).

Full Results:

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1 akambour 378 99 15
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2 Timm 344 97 15
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3 KingJA 340 96 00
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4 JeziorskiM 337 95 15
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5 BarthR 320 93 15
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6 TaylorMA 317 92 15
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7 LiptonM 313 90 15
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8 LorinBurte 310 89 15
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9 RichmondJ 308 86 15
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9 PolinskyL 308 86 00
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9 HightB 308 86 00
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12 Michalle 307 83 00
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13 GoodmanDL 301 82 00
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14 RautY 298 80 00
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15 srs 296 79 15
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17 HallR 288 76 15
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18 rwv37 287 73 15
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18 creedofhubris 287 73 15
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18 BClemens 287 73 15
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21 MoyseyC 280 70 00
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22 ChrisRosenberg 272 67 00
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22 morbeedo 272 67 00
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22 WareD 272 67 15
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25 rouquinne 267 65 15
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30 MartaMJackson 247 57 15
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32 ElendilPickle 242 55 00
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Questions:

While the White House reaffirmed that the US would leave the Paris climate accord, what CABINET SECRETARY said on Face the Nation that the US could stay under the right conditions?

Click to Reveal Answer
Rex Tillerson

In his address to the UN, Donald Trump stated that the us would "totally destroy" what COUNTRY if forced to to defend the US and/or its allies?

Click to Reveal Answer
North Korea

The Graham-Cassidy bill that's seen as the GOP's last best chance to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act was dealt what could be a fatal blow when what US SENATOR said he would not vote for the bill as it didn't come up through "regular order," which apparently means through committee hearings and floor debate?

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John McCain

What MAGAZINE was put up for sale, with founder Jann Wenner and son Gus hoping to stay on?

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Rolling Stone

Coming just in time for the holiday season, what RETAILER filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, though no announcement was made about any of its 1600+ stores closing?

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Toys R Us

It was revealed that what FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER was the subject of two wiretaps authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, leading to questions of whether or not tapes exist of him speaking with Donald Trump about Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election?

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Paul Manafort

Police in Spain seized 10 million ballot papers intended for use in a referendum on independence for what REGION, which the country's Constitutional Court ruled was unconstitutional but local authorities planned to hold anyway?

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Catalonia

Hundreds died as Mexico was hit with its second earthquake in two weeks, this one occurring on the anniversary of an earthquake that killed nearly 10,000 people in what YEAR?

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1985

Hurricane Maria caused added damage in the Caribbean, most notably on what ISLAND, all of whose 3.5 million residents lost power and, according to its governor, Ricardo Rossello, may not have power fully restored for months?

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Puerto Rico

In response to the opioid crisis, what PHARMACY CHAIN announced that it would limit new prescriptions to seven days, set daily dosage caps, and contact physicians about excessive prescriptions?

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CVS

What CABINET SECRETARY barred the use of private planes for official travel while his own use - some two dozen flights costing over $300,000 - is being reviewed?

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Tom Price (Health and Human Services)

Of the 21 states the Department of Homeland Security contacted saying they had their voting systems targeted by hackers, what STATE was the only one to be breached, with hackers gaining access to a central voter registration database?

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Illinois