Senator Tommy Tuberville

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Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has lifted his blockade on nearly all military promotions. What Pentagon policy was at the heart of Tuberville's year-long protest?

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Yesterday, President Biden told donors that he's not sure he would be running in 2024 if not for what?

President Joe Biden admitted to Democratic donors that he may not have run for reelection in 2024 if Donald Trump wasn't also a candidate. This comment surprised many, and the campaign downplayed it, stating that Biden has always viewed Trump as a unique threat.

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Which southern city, the second largest in Gaza, is Israel's next target, due to its status as Hamas' last major stronghold?

Khan Younis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, is currently the focus of the ongoing conflict between the Israeli forces and Hamas fighters Hamas is believed to be hiding its leaders and holding hostages in the city. The worsening humanitarian situation has led to a mass exodus of residents from the area.

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Who recently surpassed John C. Calhoun's record for casting the most tie-breaking votes in the U.S. Senate?

Vice President Kamala Harris has made history by breaking the record with 32 tie-breaking votes in the U.S. Senate. Her most recent was for the nomination of Loren Alikhan to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. The U.S. Constitution grants the Vice President the power to break ties in the Senate.

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Which major music streaming service, despite doubling its share price this year, has announced a third round of layoffs, amounting to a 17% cut in its workforce?

Spotify's CEO, Daniel Ek, communicated that the company's cost structure is still too big despite efforts to reduce costs in the past year. This is the third round of layoffs for Spotify this year, following cuts in January and four months later.