The Week of August 7, 2022 by CoenM

Champion(s):

AbdalianA

SokolM


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1 SokolM 355 95 15
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1 AbdalianA 355 95 15
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3 GoodmanDL 350 87 15
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4 Svoyager-11 345 82 15
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5 ecpekkle 325 77 15
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6 KPope 310 72 15
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7 KonkelT 295 67 15
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8 TWright17 285 62 00
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9 LynchT 265 57 00
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10 Timm 260 52 00
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11 randalleng 245 47 00
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12 ChangC 235 42 00
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13 Tarn 215 37 15
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14 alamble 205 32 00
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15 KCrest 200 27 15
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16 DouglasLovesVixey 195 22 15
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17 MatherV 175 17 00
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18 helene 145 12 00
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20 DFisher 85 2 00
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Questions:

Law enforcement in what SOUTHWESTERN US CITY stated that they believed that the recent killings of four Muslim men may be the work of the same person?

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Albuquerque

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened guidelines related to Covid-19, including no longer recommending that people socially distance how many FEET from each other?

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six

Explosions rocked Russia's Saky military base near the west coast of what AREA OF UKRAINE annexed by Russia, killing one? Russia denied the explosion was due to an attack, while Ukraine denied causing it.

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Crimea

What AUTHOR was stabbed multiple times before he was slated to speak at an event near Buffalo? The assailant pled not guilty to second degree murder and assault charges, while authorities investigate if the attack was related to a 1989 fatwa calling for the author's death.

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Salman Rushdie

Employees at the US consulate in what MEXICAN BORDER CITY were told to shelter in place due to multiple car fires and other street violence linked to rival drug cartels fighting for control of smuggling routes into the US?

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Tijuana

South Korea's government planned a pardon for Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of what CONGLOMERATE, who was convicted of bribing a former South Korean president to allow for a merger beneficial to the company? The pardon is seen as a bid to help South Korea's economy by allowing Lee to officially return to the company.

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Samsung

Election officials in what EAST AFRICAN NATION blamed agents working for the two leading presidential candidates for the slow certification of results? Announced tallies have William Ruto with a 2.5 percent lead over former prime minster Ralia Odinga.

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Kenya

Johnson & Johnson announced it would cease global sales of baby powder made with what MINERAL? Sales were stopped in the US two years ago in the face of thousands of lawsuits alleging that powder using the mineral were contaminated with asbestos, causing ovarian cancer.

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talc

What SAUDI-BASED OIL COMPANY announced record profits for the second quarter of 2022? Its $48.4 billion profit was roughly equal to its entire profit for the year 2020.

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Aramco

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): Warrant and Unwarranted. The FBI executed a search warrant at what FLORIDA CLUB/ PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE? The unsealed warrant and property receipts indicated that the agents retrieved multiple sets of classified documents.

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Mar a Lago

A man incensed by the FBI's action in the previous question attempted to breach the FBI field office in what OHIO CITY? Armed with an AR-15 and a nail gun, the man was killed by police after a standoff on a local highway.

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Cincinnati

Health officials in New York City and London detected increased levels of what VIRUS in wastewater? London officials said the virus appeared to be derived from that found in vaccines, while New York officials worried that the virus was coming from unvaccinated individuals, such as the person in Rockland County that contracted the disease last month.

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Polio