An effective vaccine is announced. Coronavirus cases skyrocket. A storm continued to wreak havoc. What do you remember from the week that was?

November 15, 2020

By Joe Bagliere and Allen Kim

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Which TV game-show host died at the age of 80 this week after a battle with pancreatic cancer?

Alex Trebek, host of the beloved TV game show “Jeopardy!”, died on Sunday. Trebek hosted more than 8,200 episodes over 37 seasons.

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Which company announced a breakthrough in developing a coronavirus vaccine, claiming early data from clinical trials shows it’s 90% effective?

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla announced the results, describing the vaccine as a “game changer.” International governing bodies, including the European Union, have since authorized the procurement of millions of doses of the vaccine.

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Ben Carson is one of the latest members of President Trump’s inner circle to be infected with coronavirus. What’s his position?

Ben Carson is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The announcement comes after dozens in Trump’s inner circle have been infected, including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and advisor Corey Lewandowski.

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Christie’s auction house continued offering what space-themed items in its “Voyage to Another World” sale?

The sale, known as “Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martin-Malburet Photograph Collection,” includes 2,400 rare NASA photos taken across multiple missions and generations of space exploration. Included is the only photo showing Neil Armstrong on the moon.

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Which named storm made four landfalls across multiple countries before heading into the Atlantic Ocean?

Eta made landfall four times, first as a Category 4 hurricane in Central America and most recently as a tropical storm battering the Southeastern part of the United States. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is the busiest on record after the formation of Theta, its 29th named storm.

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Which US state was the first to top 1 million total Covid-19 infections?

Texas was the first state to surpass 1 million coronavirus infections – almost a tenth of the nearly 11 million cases reported in the US, which has the most confirmed cases in the world. California was soon to follow and now has over 1 million cases.

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Ron Klain is one of the first people President-elect Joe Biden has named to his cabinet. For what position is he being tapped?

A well-known insider in Democratic politics and longtime Biden confidant, Klain will serve as Biden’s Chief of Staff. Klain was a key figure in the Obama White House, overseeing the administration’s Ebola crisis response and advising on the Great Recession.

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Joseph Webster was exonerated after serving 15 years in prison for a brutal slaying he didn’t commit. Where did this happen?

The Davidson County District Attorney’s Office, located in Nashville, Tennessee, made the announcement of Webster’s exoneration.

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More than a week after the election CNN projected Joe Biden winning which of the following Republican strongholds?

President-elect Joe Biden flipped Arizona, becoming only the second Democrat to win the state since 1948 and the first since Bill Clinton in 1996.

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The SeaDream 1 cruise ship, now dealing with the fallout of a coronavirus outbreak, was the first cruise vessel to set sail in which region since the start of the pandemic?

SeaDream 1’s voyage was cut short in the Caribbean after a preliminary positive test result in the Grenadines. At least five people on board have tested positive for coronavirus.

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