2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Post by morbeedo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:29 pm

NEW WORDS IN THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY just came up on Jeopardy!, but this article might still be useful

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Some of those terms are so old, I wonder what took them so long.

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BOOKS ABOUT MOVIES

Becky Aikman's book "Off the Cliff" tells the story of the making of this 1991 film
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/thea ... group.html

Blue Man Group Is Bought by Cirque du Soleil

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Volante wrote:
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/thea ... group.html

Blue Man Group Is Bought by Cirque du Soleil

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I wonder if Tobias Bluth is included in the deal.

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"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth has passed Psy's Gangnam Style as most viewed YouTube video.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40566816
It was used over the closing credits of Furious 7 as a tribute to Paul Walker

Aaron Judge, Yankees, won the Home Run Derby. They won't ask about -that- but unless he does something silly like slide into a base thumb first, he's a shoe in for AL Rookie of the Year, MVP, AND he has a very TOMable name.

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Liu Xiaobo, 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chin ... SKBN19Y1MV

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Volante wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:24 am
"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth has passed Psy's Gangnam Style as most viewed YouTube video.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40566816
It was used over the closing credits of Furious 7 as a tribute to Paul Walker
This news item reminded me of something a little less recent: this year also saw a new record for the most retweeted Twitter post. Whereas the previous record holders were Barack Obama celebrating his 2012 election victory and Ellen DeGeneres taking a star-studded photo at the 2014 Oscars, the record now belongs to a previously unknown teenager who tweeted a screenshot of a conversation with fast food chain Wendy's, in which they told him 18 million retweets would earn him free chicken nuggets for a year. (He did not get 18 million RTs, but Wendy's deemed the new record, some 3.4 million at the time, to be sufficient.)

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Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza has won the women's singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Venus Williams in the final. Muguruza previously won the 2016 French Open final over Serena Williams, making her the first woman to win Grand Slam finals against both Williams sisters.

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In some way, shape or form "Despacito" will have an Archive hit within a year's time: http://www.billboard.com/articles/colum ... tin-bieber

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Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th, and first female, Doctor
https://io9.gizmodo.com/jodie-whittaker ... 1796924974

George "(modern) zombies are HIS fault" Romero, director of Night of the Living Dead, et. al., has died
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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman and Iranian to receive a Fields Medal, has died.
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Volante wrote:
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George "(modern) zombies are HIS fault" Romero, director of Night of the Living Dead, et. al., has died
https://io9.gizmodo.com/rip-george-rome ... 1796965189
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Martin Landau (who starred in the 1960s TV series Mission: Impossible and won an Academy Award for Ed Wood) has died at 89

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Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo for $1.2 bil.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -2-billion

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Post by hbomb1947 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:12 pm

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of amazon.com, has become the wealthiest person in the world for the first time (with a net worth of over $90 billion), knocking Bill Gates to second place.

http://nypost.com/2017/07/27/jeff-bezos ... st-person/

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Post by earendel » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:33 pm

June Foray, the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel and many other characters, died June 26. She was 99 years old.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:12 pm
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of amazon.com, has become the wealthiest person in the world for the first time (with a net worth of over $90 billion), knocking Bill Gates to second place.

http://nypost.com/2017/07/27/jeff-bezos ... st-person/
And several hours later, due to the fluctuating price of Amazon stock, Bezos slipped back to no. 2.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... ichest-man

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:19 pm

Doing Joe Friday's just the facts: The book, What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton is being published on September 12, 2017

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