2022 Current Events Study Guide

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Liz Truss has been chosen by a Tory intra-party election to succeed Boris Johnson when he steps down later this year.
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teapot37 wrote: Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:19 am Liz Truss has been chosen by a Tory intra-party election to succeed Boris Johnson when he steps down later this year.
Later this year is tomorrow.
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November will see the first Criterion Collection release of a Pixar film, WALL-E.
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The longest current reigning monarch is the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah.
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Entering the J2 clue for the 9/13 game had it occur to me that the J! writers could do a word play clue using U.S. Open champ (Carlos) Alcaraz.
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Get ready to update, err, revert that world capital database. The capital of Kazakhstan is back to its old name of Astana, no longer Nur-Sultan.

https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstan-capit ... nur-sultan
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The Boston Marathon will have a third class of competition for people are non-binary.
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Roger Federer has announced his retirement from tennis following next week's Laver Cup. Federer won 20 Grand Slam titles (third most all-time behind Nadal and Djokovic), including being one of eight men to have a Career Slam (having won all four at least once) and a record eight Wimbledon championships. He also won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics in singles (losing to Andy Murray) and a gold in men's doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) at Beijing 2008.
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teapot37 wrote: Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:36 am Roger Federer has announced his retirement from tennis following next week's Laver Cup. Federer won 20 Grand Slam titles (third most all-time behind Nadal and Djokovic), including being one of eight men to have a Career Slam (having won all four at least once) and a record eight Wimbledon championships. He also won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics in singles (losing to Andy Murray) and a gold in men's doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) at Beijing 2008.
Federer was also the #1 ranked men's player for a record 237 consecutive weeks — more than four years.
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Nobels must be next week, cause the Ig Nobels were just announced:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/09 ... e-winners/

High... (low?) lights:
Ancient Mayan ritual enemas
Why legal documents are hard to read
Scorpions dying from constipation
Moose crash test dummy

(Yes, these get frequentish play. In fact, at least the 2017 and 2018 awards had whole categories dedicated to them)
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The Phantom of the Opera has announced it will close its Broadway run in February of next year. Having opened on Broadway in January 1988, its 35 years and nearly 14000 performances are both Broadway records (the next longest run, of the 1996 revival of Chicago, has been going since November 1996 for about 10000 performances).
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Adnan Syed, whose arrest and conviction for murder formed the basis of the first season of the podcast Serial, was released from prison today after having his conviction vacated.
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Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are coming to FIFA 23
https://kotaku.com/fifa-23-ted-lasso-ca ... 1849565109

(Ted Lasso is an awards darling and J! fav, FIFA's a perennial best selling game series, it'll come up somewhere...)
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Albert Pujols becomes the 4th player to hit 700 home runs (Bonds, Aaron, Ruth).
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econgator wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:31 pm Albert Pujols becomes the 4th 3rd player to hit 700 home runs (Bonds, Aaron, Ruth).
FTFY.
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alietr wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:28 am
econgator wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:31 pm Albert Pujols becomes the 4th 3rd player to hit 700 home runs (Bonds, Aaron, Ruth).
FTFY.
He still hit them, he just had "help".
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The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with a flag football game and skills competition.

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Tennis name to probably know: Frances Tiafoe
Defeated Nadal at the 2022 US Open and clinched the Laver* Cup win for Team World defeating both Nadal and Federer in doubles (with Jack Sock; this was Federer's last professional match as well) and Tsitsipas in singles.
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