2023 NBA Finals

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Which team won the 2023 NBA Finals last night, the first in its franchise’s history?

Held versus State of Montana case

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Yesterday marked the start of a landmark case, Held v Montana, the first youth-led constitutional climate trial in U.S. history. What violation are the plaintiffs alleging?

The case includes sixteen plaintiffs—ages 5 to 22— who allege the state’s energy policy violates their constitutional rights to a healthy environment. Since 1972, the Montana state constitution has guaranteed that the “state and each person shall maintain and improve a clean and healthful environment in Montana for present and future generations.”

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After over 40 years, which iconic game show host announced that this upcoming season will be his last?

Pat Sajak has hosted Wheel of Fortune since 1981. He announced his 41st season as host, which starts in September, will be his last. The new host has not been announced yet.

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Which international agency, known for its World Heritage Program, did the Biden administration decide to rejoin, nearly six years after the Trump administration withdrew due to what it saw as “anti-Israel bias”?

The Biden administration decided to rejoin UNESCO to counter what it perceived as growing Chinese influence over the organization's agenda. The U.S. previously left UNESCO in 2017 under the Trump administration. In 2011, the Obama administration stopped providing funding to UNESCO after Palestine became a full member.

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is filing to block a $69 billion acquisition that could make waves in the gaming industry, over concerns that Xbox competitors will be suppressed. Which acquisition is the FTC trying to stop?

The FTC is moving to block Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In a previous lawsuit, the FTC argued Microsoft's acquisition of the game studio would suppress Xbox competitors, especially given a history of purchasing game studios to make games exclusive to Windows and Xbox.