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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

An Amtrak train derailment. An Ebola-free declaration in West Africa. And The Simpsons loses an original cast member. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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    Tragedy struck on Tuesday when a train derailed en route between Washington D.C, and New York, killing at least 8 people and injuring hundreds. Where did the train derailment take place?

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    Baltimore, Maryland
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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    Bristol, Connecticut
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    New Brunswick, New Jersey
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    It's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    The Amtrak train that derailed just north of Philadelphia was going 106 mph shortly before the incident, according to preliminary information gathered by the National Transportation Safety Board. The investigation is still underway. Catch up with the latest development in this BuzzFeed News piece. And here are the stories of the victims.

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    West Africa's fight against Ebola scored a major win last weekend when the World Health Organization declared one of the hardest-hit countries free of the virus. Which country?

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    Sierra Leone
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    Guinea
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    Nigeria
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    Liberia
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    It's Liberia.

    The WHO declared Liberia Ebola-free after 42 days passed since the last confirmed case of the virus, which is twice the maximum incubation period of the virus. Liberia was one of the three hardest-hit countries when the Ebola crisis broke out last year, with 300 to 400 new cases reported each week in August and September. The other two hardest-hit countries are Guinea and Sierra Leone. Catch up on this development with this New York Times piece. And here's a tally of how many people have died from the Ebola crisis so far.

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    Verizon made waves this week when the company announced that it has agreed to buy a major media corporation for $4.4 billion. Which media corporation?

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    NewsCorp
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    AOL
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    Yahoo
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    Viacom
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    It's AOL.

    "The all-cash deal will give Verizon, a wireless and internet data provider, a digital video and advertising business," BuzzFeed News' Matthew Zeitlin writes. The deal would also give Verizon many of AOL's expensive acquisitions in the past, including news properties like Engadget and TechCrunch. However, AOL appears to be in talks to spin off the Huffington Post, which it owns, as part of the acquisition, according to Re/code's Kara Swisher. The deal's value of $4.4 billion is about a quarter of what Facebook paid for WhatsApp last year.

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    Four people have been charged this week in connection to the shooting deaths of two police officers, who were gunned down on Saturday during a traffic stop. Where did this incident take place?

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    Mississippi
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    Georgia
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    Arizona
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    South Dakota
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    It's Mississippi.

    Specifically: Hattiesburg, Mississippi. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch called the shooting deaths a "shocking assault on law enforcement officers" in a statement released on Monday. Catch up on the case in this BuzzFeed News article. And here is some related reading: nearly 90% more U.S. police officers were killed in 2014 than in 2013, according to a preliminary report by the FBI.

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    President Obama was handed one of biggest defeats in recent memory when a group of Democrats unexpectedly broke with his administration to block a trade bill. Obama had been pushing for the bill, which would grant him "fast track" authority to finish negotiating a massive 12-nation trade deal in the Asia-Pacific region. What is the deal called?

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    The Pan-Pacific Trade Agreement
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    The Asia-Oceanic Treaty
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    The Oceanic 815 Pact
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    The Trans-Pacific Partnership
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    It's called the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a 12-nation trade and regulatory deal in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes the U.S. but excludes China. If established, the partnership "would create a free trade zone covering 40 percent of the world economy - making it the biggest trade deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement," according to Reuters. The failed bill would have granted President Obama "fast track" authority to complete the deal, but it would have also prevented Congress from amending it. The bill was opposed by a group of pro-trade Democrats, who were concerned that the deal would give too much power to multinational companies and cut down too many U.S. jobs. Those Democrats has since relented in its opposition, and agreed to further debate the bill.

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    All is not well in Springfield. This week, one of the main voice actors on the long-running cartoon sitcom The Simpsons announced that this person was fired from the show. Which voice actor?

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    Marcia Wallace
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    Hank Azaria
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    Dan Castellaneta
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    Harry Shearer
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    It's Harry Shearer.

    "Exceeellent." Well, not really. Shearer made the announcement through Twitter on Wednesday night, and further tweeted that he wanted “the freedom to do other work" — citing that as the cause of the dispute. Shearer has been on the show since it premiered in 1989. He is behind the voice of many of the show's notable main characters, including Mr. Burns, his man-servant Smithers, Principal Skinners, and Ned Flanders. (Here's a list of the 22 Shearer has voiced.)Hi-dilly-no, neighbors.

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    Women On 20s

    For the past few months, a nonprofit organization called Women on 20s has been conducting a campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill. On Tuesday, after a poll of over 600,000 votes, the organization chose Harriet Tubman, the Civil War-era abolitionist, to be the desired face of the new $20 bill. If the effort is successful, who would Tubman replace on the bill?

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    Abraham Lincoln
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    Ulysses S. Grant
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    Andrew Jackson
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    Benjamin Franklin
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    It's Andrew Jackson.

    Woman on 20s choice to propose change to the 20 dollar bill is no coincidence — aside from hoping that the Harriet Tubman bills will be able to exist by 2020 (the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage), the organization also take issue with Andrew Jackson’s inclusion on the legal tender. Jackson is a controversial figure for his passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the ensuing Trail of Tears, which killed thousands of Native Americans. Catch up on the story in this BuzzFeed News piece. And for the record: Benjamin Franklin is on the $100 bill, Abraham Lincoln is on the $5 bill, and Ulysses S. Grant is on the $50.

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