The Week of March 8, 2020: Social Distancing Edition by CoenM

Champion(s):

grimesr


Runner(s)-Up:

BClemens
Drink Vermont Beer!


Quiz Description

All of whatever non-pandemic news I could find.

Full Results:

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1 grimesr 483 98 15
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2 BClemens 432 96 15
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3 Svoyager-11 428 94 15
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4 hypotactic 345 92 15
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5 GoodmanDL 337 90 15
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6 DreyfusB 331 88 15
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7 TaylorMA 306 86 15
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8 ElendilPickle 305 84 15
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9 KonkelT 299 82 15
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10 RobinJRichards 294 80 15
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11 BillPennington 291 78 00
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12 KPope 290 76 15
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13 JCEurovision 286 74 15
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14 srs 285 72 15
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15 MatchenD 284 69 15
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15 MartinJ2 284 69 15
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17 Vendy12 275 66 15
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18 MartaMJackson 273 64 15
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19 HortonR 269 62 15
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20 GarciaD 262 60 15
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21 JasonDuiuc 257 58 15
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22 Timm 252 55 15
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22 Fisher 252 55 15
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24 Nicole 251 52 15
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25 jnowell 246 50 15
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26 GrahamJ 237 46 15
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26 MoyseyC 237 46 15
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28 IyerM 233 43 15
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29 KCrest 232 41 15
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30 ecpekkle 228 39 15
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31 imogen 227 37 15
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32 TWright17 225 35 00
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33 KlionskyG 222 33 15
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34 Tarn 214 31 15
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35 LynchT 213 29 15
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36 orwant 212 27 15
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37 NathanL 203 25 15
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38 Atomiccoffey 200 23 00
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39 FauxD 199 21 15
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40 LakeMA 170 19 15
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41 WatskyA 160 16 15
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41 KesslerA2 160 16 15
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43 JonesRW 150 13 00
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44 BringMoreLegos 146 11 00
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45 gaufqwi 145 9 15
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46 ArunH 131 7 00
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47 colleenw 125 5 15
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48 SokolM 114 3 00
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49 DouglasLovesVixey 112 1 00
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Questions:

Always happy to kick someone while they’re down, Donald Trump endorsed Tommy Tuberville rather than what FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL in the Republican runoff election for US Senate?

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Jeff Sessions

After OPEC and Russia couldn't agree on a production cuts, what OPEC MEMBER opted to greatly increase production, causing a price drop aimed at hurting Russia and other countries with higher production costs?

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Saudi Arabia

A fire in what COUNTRY saw over 50,000 voting machines and nearly 600 computers destroyed, leading to concerns that National Assembly elections slated for later this year may be open to rigging by the government?

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Venezuela

What BELEAGUERED AEROSPACE COMPANY took a further hit from a NASA report that blamed its poor cost control as main contractor on the new Space Launch System rocket for a potential $50 billion cost for a planned moon landing?

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Boeing

What FORMER COSMONAUT, the first woman in space, introduced a constitutional amendment in Russia's parliament that, if enacted, could see Vladimir Putin serve as president until 2036?

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Valentina Tereshkova

Bernie Sanders had another difficult Tuesday, as in six state primary contests he only won in what STATE, where he took 53 percent of the vote in a "firehouse caucus?"

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North Dakota

A federal appeals court ruled that the Justice Department must release grand jury evidence in what SPECIAL PROSECUTOR's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Congressional Democrats continuing investigations into Donald Trump?

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Robert Mueller

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands official apologized for Dutch "excessive violence" during what COUNTRY's fight for independence? He also recognized the country's 1945 date of independence.

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Indonesia

Saying that her testimony was no longer necessary, a federal judge released what WIKILEAKS FIGURE after serving 10 months for refusing to testify to a grand jury? She will still need to pay the $256,000 in fines assessed for not appearing before the grand jury.

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Chelsea Manning

A rare pro-democracy demonstration took place in what COUNTRY, protesting the rule of former general Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a coup six years ago and was elected prime minister a year ago?

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Thailand

A federal judge blocked a rule change that could have seen 700,000 people lose what BENEFIT if they did not meet eligibility requirements around working?

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SNAP (food stamps)

The Museum of the Bible announced that the 16 fragments of what they believed were from what ANCIENT CACHE OF RELIGIOUS TEXTS are all forgeries?

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Dead Sea Scrolls