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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, L.A. public schools closed for a day due to an emailed threat, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app (now on both Android and iOS!) and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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  1. 1. The Death Of Freddie Gray

    Patrick Semansky / AP

    The first trial of a police officer associated with the death of Freddie Gray, who died in Baltimore in April after suffering injuries in police custody, ended in a mistrial on Wednesday after the jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case against William Porter. How many other officers still have to be tried?

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    Five
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    Three
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    One
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    Seven
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    Wrong!

    It's five.

    The other five officers implicated in Gray’s death are scheduled to be tried in 2016.

  2. 2. L.A. School Closure

    Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters

    Los Angeles school officials said they received an electronic threat that prompted them to close all public schools on Tuesday. Which other U.S. school district received the same threat?

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    Washington, D.C.
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    New York City
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    Chicago
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    Houston
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    It's New York City.

    New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city's school system — and others in the nation — received what “appears to be the same email, generic email,” but determined it was a hoax.

  3. 3. Serena Williams

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    Serena Williams is Sports Illustrated's "Sportsperson of the Year." How many years has it been since SI honored an individual woman?

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    35
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    24
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    32
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    40
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    It's 32 years.

    Williams is the first solo woman to win SI Sportsperson (referred to most years as “Sportsman of the Year”) since Olympian Mary Decker won in 1983.

  4. 4. Republican Debate

    Mark J. Terrill / AP

    U.S. Republican presidential candidates faced off in their last debate of the year Tuesday, which focused on national security. Which candidate said this: "We should be able to penetrate the internet and find out exactly where ISIS is..."?

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    Via AP
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul
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    Dr. Ben Carson
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    Donald Trump
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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
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    It's Donald Trump.

    The leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination said that as president, he would ask for Silicon Valley’s help to “penetrate the internet” and prevent ISIS from using social media to recruit fighters.

  5. 5. Raising Interest Rates

    Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images

    The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since when?

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    2007
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    2001
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    2006
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    1999
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    It’s 2006.

    The move brings to an end seven years of near-zero interest rates, with the Fed saying the economy is growing fast enough to sustain a rise. Check out how the world looked last time the Fed raised interest rates.

  6. 6. Guess Who

    Who is this guy?

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    It's Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who was arrested Thursday on fraud charges.
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    It's a college professor who was suspended for saying that Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.”
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    It's a childhood photo of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
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    It's Enrique Marquez, the friend of one of the San Bernardino shooters who was arrested on Thursday.
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    It's Enrique Marquez.

    Marquez was friends with San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, and was arrested and charged with conspiring to commit terrorism and illegally purchasing two assault rifles used in the attack that killed 14 people.

  7. 7. This Week In TSwift

    Graham Denholm / Getty

    Taylor Swift is releasing her “1989” world tour film exclusively on which service?

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    Tidal
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    Spotify
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    Netflix
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    Apple Music
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    It’s Apple Music.

    The 1989 World Tour Live will debut on Apple Music on Sunday.

  8. 8. LGBT Rights

    Yorgos Karahalis / AP

    Two countries are holding key tests in the coming days on partnership rights for same-sex couples. Which countries are they?

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    Greece and Slovenia
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    Greece and Germany
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    Slovenia and Croatia
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    Russia and Turkey
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    It's Greece and Slovenia.

    Greece's parliament will vote on legislation to open a civil partnership status currently restricted to opposite-sex couples to gays and lesbians. And citizens in Slovenia have already begun early voting on a referendum ending Sunday that will decide the fate of a marriage equality law enacted by the parliament in March.

  9. 9. The Force Is Here

    And what's this little guy's name?

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    R2-D2
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    BB-8
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    Watto
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    8d8
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    It's BB-8.

    And he really upset Carrie Fisher's dog, Gary.

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