Billboard top 100

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After a 65-year journey, which classic holiday song beat Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" to secure the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart?

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If an emergency aid package is not approved, the White House warned that funding will run out for sending weapons and aid to what country?

The White House has alerted Congress that without approved funding for Ukraine, the U.S. may lack the resources to supply weapons and equipment. This could heighten the chance of Russian military successes, posing significant national security risks.

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Which internet slang term, derived from the word "charisma" and used to describe romantic appeal or charm, was chosen as the Oxford Word of the Year for 2023?

'Rizz' has been chosen as the Oxford Word of the Year for 2023. The term is used to describe romantic appeal or charm and has gained popularity on many social media platforms.

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Which North Dakota politician suspended his campaign for the 2024 presidential election, citing a lack of voter traction?

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum suspended his 2024 presidential campaign. Despite investing millions of his own dollars and offering incentives for donations, Burgum's low national profile and failure to qualify for the third and likely fourth GOP debates led to his decision to suspend his campaign.

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Which former U.S. ambassador to Bolivia is facing charges for allegedly aiding Cuba's intelligence-gathering mission against the United States since the 1980s?

Manuel Rocha, who served as an ambassador to Bolivia from 2000 to 2002, is accused of aiding Cuba's intelligence mission against the US since 1981. The charges against Rocha are part of a broader effort by the Department of Justice to crack down on individuals working on behalf of foreign governments.