Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).
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The US cut off all diplomatic trade engagement with what COUNTRY, after a weekend of violence that saw the military and police kill over 100 protesters? The move suspends a 2013 agreement whereby the US supported the country's integration into the global economy.
What FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN denied allegations that he violated sex trafficking laws by having a relationship with a 17 year old girl? In what may or may not be a related story, it was also reported that he was considering leaving Congress to take a position with Newsmax.
For the second time since January, what FIRST DOG was involved in a biting incident with a White House staffer? As with the first incident, the canine was sent home to Delaware.
What COMPANY reported that 15 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine had to be discarded due to manufactuing issues? The contractor that made the doses, Emergent BioSystems, had previously been cited by the Food and Drug Administration for production problems.
Name EITHER STATE where the legislature sent bills to the governor that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana? In both cases, the governor is expected to sign the bills into law.
What EUROPEAN CITY banned cruise ships from entering waterways around its center, saying that their presence damages buildings and increases water pollution? When cruise ships return, they will dock in a nearby industrial port until a permanent cruise port is developed.
In repsone to Georgia's new voting law, the top level professional league of what SPORT announced it would no longer hold its 2021 all star game in Atlanta?
A car and knife attack in Washington left one member of what LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY dead and one injured? The agency also lost two officers and had over 140 injured in the January 6 riot.
What COUNTRY saw the house arrest of Prince Hamzah, the half-brother of the king, who was allegedly behind a coup plot? Hamzah accused the current regime of corruption and mismanagement in a taped statement after his arrest.
Michael Regan, the head of what US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, announced that he was replacing dozens of scientists and other experts appointed by Donald Trump to two critical advisory boards, saying they are too close to industry?
What COMPANY had to apologize to Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pokan after denying that any of its workers had to relieve themselves in empty bottles? The company said they did not consider their drivers when making the denial.
While the Suez Canal was cleared for operations, the authority that runs the canal said it would keep what SHIP, which blocked the waterway for nearly a week, until its owner pays compensation for lost income?