When the U.S. Senate confirmed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, how many Republicans crossed the aisle and voted with Democrats?
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.
What was discovered for the first time in parts of the moon where the sun shines?
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.
Which top NFL wide receiver is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL?
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.
Which celebrity couple announced their engagement?
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton shared their engagement on Stefani’s Instagram account.
Which American world-champion athlete has been banned from his sport for two years, including from the Olympics?
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.
Which telecommunications company did NASA choose to build the first ever cellular network on the moon?
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.
Who won the Artist of the Year award at the BET Hip Hop Awards?
Megan also took home awards for Best Collaboration and Hustler of the Year.
Which city imposed a curfew following protests against police for killing a 27-year-old black man?
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.
Which baseball team won the World Series?
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.
Which country set a new global record on October 30 for the highest number of Covid-19 cases reported in one day?
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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