When the U.S. Senate confirmed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, how many Republicans crossed the aisle and voted with Democrats?

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Moderate Republican senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine joined all the Democrats in a 51–48 tally. Barrett is now a Supreme Court justice.

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What was discovered for the first time in parts of the moon where the sun shines?

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Two studies published in the journal Nature Astronomy described water on the lunar surface, found with an infrared telescope that scientists mounted inside a 747 jet.

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Which top NFL wide receiver is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL?

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The Cleveland Browns star known as "OBJ" tore the ACL in his left knee while trying to make a tackle after quarterback Baker Mayfield threw an interception in the first quarter of the Browns' victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Which celebrity couple announced their engagement?

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton shared their engagement on Stefani’s Instagram account.

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Which American world-champion athlete has been banned from his sport for two years, including from the Olympics?

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The Athletics Integrity Unit ruled that reigning 100-meter champion Christian Coleman missed three doping tests in a 12-month period. He has 30 days to appeak.

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Which telecommunications company did NASA choose to build the first ever cellular network on the moon?

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Bell Labs, which used to be an AT&T facility before Nokia acquired it, will build the network to support a future lunar base—and it will eventually be upgraded to 5G.

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Who won the Artist of the Year award at the BET Hip Hop Awards?

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Megan also took home awards for Best Collaboration and Hustler of the Year.

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Which city imposed a curfew following protests against police for killing a 27-year-old black man?

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Philadelphia's overnight curfew ran from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on October 28 to prevent rioting after police killed Walter Wallace Jr.

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Which baseball team won the World Series?

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The Dodgers won their first World Series since 1998 in six games over the Tampa Bay Rays. Because of the Covid-19 epidemic, all the games were played at a neutral site in Arlington, Texas.

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Which country set a new global record on October 30 for the highest number of Covid-19 cases reported in one day?

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The U.S. reported 99,321 new cases in a single day, bringing the national total to more than 9 million. The White House says the high numbers reflect aggressive testing that other nations haven't embraced.

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