NASA acquires an interplanetary sample. Two presidential candidates take the debate stage. Warnings sound off over more election interference. What do you remember from the week that was?

October 25, 2020

By Joe Bagliere and Allen Kim

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Hiker Holly Courtier was found alive after going missing for two weeks in which national park?

Courtier was found alive in Zion National Park. Search and rescue teams located her after receiving a tip from a park visitor who said they had seen Courtier within the park.

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Which conservative radio talk show host announced that they have terminal lung cancer?

Rush Limbaugh announced that his stage 4 lung cancer has intensified, adding that “it’s not dramatic, but it is the wrong direction.” Limbaugh’s diagnosis came in February of this year.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully gathered samples from Bennu. What is Bennu?

Bennu is an asteroid. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft had been orbiting the near-Earth object for nearly two years before successfully making brief contact to collect the samples. The samples are on track to arrive on Earth in 2023.

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In a 4-4 decision, the Supreme Court has granted the state of Pennsylvania to do what as it pertains to the General Election?

The Supreme Court, with Chief Justice John Roberts as the swing vote, is allowing Pennsylvania to count mail-in votes so long as they’re received within three days of Election Day, a major blow to Republicans pushing to reject post-Election Day ballots.

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The Justice Department announced it is launching one of the largest antitrust cases against which American tech company?

Though Apple is implicated in the lawsuit, the department is suing Google alleging that it has totally cornered the “search” market and stifles competition because of its various business dealings. It will be the largest antitrust case against a tech company in more than two decades.

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Using the streaming platform Twitch, which American political figure was livestreamed playing the video game “Among Us” with the intention of motivating viewers to vote?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joined by fellow Democratic representative Ilhan Omar and other influencers, was livestreamed playing the video game. The stream peaked at 435,000 concurrent viewers, according to Twitch — one of the top 20 biggest streams ever.

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Which pharmaceutical company has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges related to the opioid crisis?

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges for its role in creating the nation’s opioid crisis and will pay more than $8 billion and close down the company.

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According to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Russia and which other country have allegedly retrieved voter information in an effort to disrupt the American election?

Ratcliffe said Iran and Russia have obtained US voter registration information, with Iran specifically sending “spoof emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest and damage President (Donald) Trump.”

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The final US presidential debate happened this week. What made it unique?

Learning from the chaos of the first debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates decided to mute the candidates’ microphones for portions of the event as a “move to promote adherence to rules.”

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Dutch scientists may have discovered a new organ in which part of the human body?

When searching for tumorous growths, scientists discovered previously unnoticed glands in the throat. More than 100 individuals and two cadavers were sampled – they all had the glands.

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