The new Speaker of the House

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Which relatively unknown social conservative has been elected the new House Speaker, the least experienced in 140 years?

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Marking a step towards gender equality in the Roman Catholic Church, what event occurred at a Vatican meeting for the first time?

For the first time in history, women have been granted voting rights at a Vatican meeting, marking a significant stride towards gender equality in the Roman Catholic Church. This development comes amidst growing support for the advancement of women within the church, although resistance to major changes persists.

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Worried that fuel will run out within a day, what action have Gaza Strip hospitals taken to conserve supply for life-saving equipment?

Gaza's hospitals have had to halt all non-emergency treatments due to dwindling fuel supplies. The UN facilities are overwhelmed with displaced Palestinians seeking shelter. With Israel blocking new fuel deliveries, accusing Hamas of stockpiling fuel for military use, hospitals are left with no choice but to conserve fuel for life-saving equipment.

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At his arraignment, what unusual reason did the off-duty pilot give for his attempt to shut off the engines on an Alaska Airlines flight?

Joseph D. Emerson claimed that he thought he was dreaming due to the effects of psychedelic mushrooms. He admitted to not sleeping for 40 hours and being depressed for six months. The crew managed to prevent a potentially catastrophic situation by stopping the shut-off handles from fully cutting off fuel to the engines.

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Named "Otis", which powerful natural disaster, the strongest to ever hit Mexico's Pacific coast, made landfall in Acapulco, knocking out all communications?

Hurricane Otis made landfall in Acapulco, Mexico as a Category 5 hurricane, causing extensive damage and leading to evacuations. The storm disrupted phone communications, making it challenging to assess the full extent of the damage. It initially hit the coast as a Category 5 storm before weakening to a Category 4 and eventually a tropical storm.