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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

The Greek prime minister is resigning, a comedian is hosting "Saturday Night Live" after recovering from a car crash, and an independent candidate for U.S. president has a surprising amount of support. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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    Which of these is an independent candidate for U.S. president and received a surprising amount of support in polls this week against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?

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    Al Gore
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    Ralph Nader
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    Elizabeth Warren
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    Deez Nuts
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    It's Deez Nuts

    The Daily Beast reported that Deez Nuts, who polled at 9% support in North Carolina and 7% in Iowa, is actually 15-year-old Brady Olson of Iowa. According to the Daily Beast, Brady took his inspiration from Limberbutt McCubbins, the cat that has also mounted a bid for president. Of course, the Constitution says you have to be 35 to be president — so maybe in 2036, Brady.

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    The cyber attack in the news this week was particularly personal for some users of an online service. From which company did hackers dump data from millions of people, including government officials and high-profile executives?

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    Ashley Madison
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    Tinder
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    OkCupid
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    eHarmony
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    It's Ashley Madison

    The personal data of more than 37 million people was posted online Tuesday after hackers attacked AshleyMadison.com, an online dating service for married individuals to cheat on their partners.

    It's Ashley Madison
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    This week the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players from which U.S. university can’t unionize?

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    Stanford
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    Duke
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    UCLA
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    Northwestern
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    It's Northwestern

    The NLRB unanimously ruled that Northwestern University’s football players may not form a union. The NLRB ruled that because many athletes in the NCAA cannot unionize, it would create instability in sports leagues for it to assert jurisdiction in this case. State labor boards have jurisdiction over public schools, while the NLRB regulates private institutions, like Northwestern.

    It's Northwestern
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    This week, ISIS murdered Khaled al-Asaad, a figure renowned in Syria for what kind of work?

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    Archaeology
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    Medicine
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    Astronomy
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    Music
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    It's archaeology

    Syrian archaeologist Asaad, 81, was an institution in Palmyra, the ancient central city considered one of the crown jewels of Syria’s myriad archaeological sites.

    It's archaeology
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    What pharmaceutical company agreed to buy the company that made the “female Viagra” pill that got Food and Drug Administration approval?

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    Valeant
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    Pfizer
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    Novartis
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    Johnson & Johnson
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    It's Valeant

    The $1 billion deal “represents a sizable return for investors in Sprout, a privately held company in Raleigh, North Carolina, with 34 employees,” the New York Times reports.

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    Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras announced that he would resign on Thursday. What’s the name of the left-wing party he led?

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    New Democracy
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    Syriza
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    Greek Independence Party
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    CONCACAF
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    It's Syriza

    Tsipras became the country’s prime minister after elections in January, vowing to renegotiate Greece’s bailout worth $179 billion. His resignation paves the way for new elections to decide whether he and his Syriza party should be returned to power with a new mandate, according to the New York Times.

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    Which comedian will host "Saturday Night Live" in October after being seriously injured in a car crash in June 2014?

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    Jim Carrey
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    Eddie Murphy
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    Tracy Morgan
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    Bill Hader
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    It's Tracy Morgan

    This will be the second time the seven-year SNL cast veteran will host the show. He is scheduled for the third episode of the season. Miley Cyrus will host the season’s opening episode and Amy Schumer will be making her hosting debut in the second episode.

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    About how many migrants entered the European Union's borders in July, according to border control agency Frontex?

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    10,700
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    107,500
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    907,500
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    1.8 million
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    It's 107,500

    It's a record high. “While the increase may be partly due to better monitoring, it highlighted the scale of a crisis that has led to more than 2,000 deaths this year as desperate migrants take to rickety boats,” Reuters writes.

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    Starbucks announced this week that it’s adding an ingredient to one of its popular seasonal drinks. What's the drink and what's the ingredient?

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    Eggnog Latte with real eggnog
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    Toffee Nut Latte with real butter
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    Gingerbread Latte with real ginger
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    Pumpkin Spice Latte with real pumpkin
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    It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte with real pumpkin

    The new drink this fall will contain pumpkin puree, ending a running joke that the Pumpkin Spice Latte contains no actual pumpkin.

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