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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

The U.S. said it was investigating airlines for a possible airfare conspiracy, Greece missed a payment to the International Monetary Fund, and a musician took his music off all streaming services — except one. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories in new BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling related to the death penalty on Monday. What did it address?

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    Whether execution by electric chair constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
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    Whether a certain lethal injection drug constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
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    Whether execution by firing squad constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
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    Whether the death penalty itself constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
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    It’s whether a lethal injection drug constitutes cruel and unusual punishment

    The Supreme Court ruled that the use of the controversial lethal injection drug midazolam — a sedative — in executions does not violate the Constitution. But in their dissent, Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote that “it is highly likely” the death penalty is unconstitutional.

    It’s whether a lethal injection drug constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
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    President Obama announced this week that the U.S. would formally re-establish diplomatic relations after a long freeze with which one of these countries?

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    Yemen
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    Cuba
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    Iraq
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    Syria
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    It's Cuba

    Obama said Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to Havana this summer to raise the American flag over a U.S. Embassy there.

    It's Cuba
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    Several airlines have reportedly been sent letters from the U.S. Justice Department in connection to an investigation into possible airfare conspiracy. Which of these airlines did NOT receive a letter?

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    JetBlue
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    Delta
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    United
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    Southwest
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    It's JetBlue

    The airline on Wednesday said it had not been contacted by the Justice Department.

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    Greece became the first so-called developed nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund this week. What other country has failed to cough up to the IMF on time?

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    Somalia
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    U.S.
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    Germany
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    Rwanda
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    It's Somalia

    Greece joins "a club that includes Zimbabwe, Somalia and Sudan, which have all fallen into arrears with the fund," The Guardian reports. Somalia owes the IMF more than $300 million — a debt that goes back decades. But to put that into perspective, Greece’s missed payment was $1.7 billion.

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    Which state joined Mississippi and West Virginia in enacting one of the strictest vaccination laws in the U.S.?

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    Massachusetts
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    Idaho
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    Texas
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    California
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    It's California

    A bill eliminating vaccine exemptions for personal and religious reasons in schools was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.

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    A country that had been declared Ebola-free after being hit by the West African outbreak confirmed new cases this week. Which country is it?

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    Guinea
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    Liberia
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    Sierra Leone
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    Kenya
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    It's Liberia

    The country had been declared Ebola-free on May 9. But neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone were still working to contain the virus.

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    Gawker is facing a lawsuit over a sex tape featuring which celebrity?

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    Paris Hilton
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    Hulk Hogan
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    Kim Kardashian West
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    Channing Tatum
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    It's Hulk Hogan

    A federal appeals court in Florida ruled in a 3-0 decision on Thursday to postpone the scheduled trial between Hogan and Gawker over publication of the wrestler’s sex tape.

    It's Hulk Hogan
    Evan Agostini / Invision / AP
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    Which artist pulled his music from all streaming services except for Tidal?

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    Jay Z
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    Neil Young
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    Drake
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    Prince
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    It's Prince.

    The singer did not give an explanation for removing his work from services like Spotify. “He never meant to cause you any sorrow, he never meant to cause you any pain…”

    It's Prince.
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    Which two teams will meet in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday?

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    USA and Germany
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    Japan and England
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    Japan and USA
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    England and Brazil
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    It's Japan and USA

    Team USA is looking for a record third World Cup championship and first since 1999. Japan, the 2011 winner, won its semifinal game in a heartbreaker for England.

    It's Japan and USA
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