Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of FTX

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Following a month-long trial, which of the following best describes the recent conviction of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried?

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Which significant shift in stance did President Biden display in the Israel-Hamas conflict?

President Biden's call for a humanitarian 'pause' in the Israel-Hamas war was a significant shift from his previous stance of not dictating Israel's military operations. This change was due to pressure from human rights groups, world leaders, and his own party members who were concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

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Based on U.S intelligence, which Russian paramilitary group is planning to provide a complex air-defense system to Hezbollah, potentially creating a second front against Israel?

The Wagner Group, a Russian paramilitary organization, is reportedly planning to provide the SA-22 air-defense system, also known as Pantsir, to Hezbollah, a Lebanese militia group. This move is causing significant concern for U.S. officials due to the potential for increased tensions in the region.

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As part of a probe into 'foreign government influence', the FBI raided the home of the chief fundraiser for this mayor, forcing them to cancel their White House meeting about the migrant crisis in their city.

Eric Adams abruptly left a White House meeting after learning about the international probe. The FBI and NYPD raided multiple locations, including the home of his chief fundraiser, Brianna Suggs. The investigation is focused on potential 'foreign government influence peddling,' but it's unclear how many people in Adams' circle may be involved or which foreign country might be implicated.

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Following the Supreme Court’s ban on race-based admissions, what innovative strategy is the Common App's direct admissions program using to promote equity and access to college education?

The Common App's direct admissions program is an innovative approach to promote equity in education by proactively accepting certain low-income and first-generation students before they apply. It is part of a larger effort to combat declining college enrollment rates, particularly among low-income students who often feel priced out of higher education.