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How many destroyers has the U.S. Navy stationed off the coast of Syria?
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1) 3

2) 5

3) 7

4) 6

United States Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely, USS Barry and USS Stout are currently stationed off the coast of Syria in light of recent tensions in the area.

It is also believed that at least one guided missile submarine is in the area, and numerous aircraft carriers and amphibious transport ships have been moved into the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean.

Which world leader published an op-ed in the New York Times calling on America to express caution in Syria?

1) Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

2) Russian president Vladimir Putin

3) French president François Hollande

4) Chinese president Xi Jinping

President Vladimir Putin
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Titled "A Plea for Caution," the op-ed has caused either outrage or agreement in a call for America to work with the international community and put aside feelings of "American exceptionalism."

What has caused President Barack Obama to request that Congress hold off on voting on military action in Syria?
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1) A Syrian and Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international supervision

2) Lack of military preparedness

3) Congress taking a recess

4) Waiting for a U.N. resolution

A Syrian and Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international supervision
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After Secretary of State John Kerry casually remarked that the Syrian government handing over control of its chemical weapons to the international community was the only thing that could prevent military strikes, the Russian and Syrian governments proposed just that.

Who won the New York City mayoral race Democratic nomination?
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1) Anthony Weiner

2) Bill de Blasio

3) Bill Thompson

4) Christine Quinn

Bill de Blasio
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A New York City public advocate — an elected position acting as the middleman between the New York City electorate and the elected government — de Blasio won 40.3 percent of the votes in the Democratic primary.

Who won the Republican nomination in the New York City mayoral race?
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1) John Catsimatidis

2) George McDonald

3) Tom Allon

4) Joe Lhota

Joe Lhota
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Formerly the head of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority under Rudy Guiliani, Lhota won the GOP nomination with 52.2 percent of the votes cast.

What did Voyager 1 have to cross to be considered outside the solar system?

1) The orbit of Pluto

2) The Oort Cloud

3) The heliosphere

The heliosphere

After 36 years in space, Voyager 1 is now 11.7 billion miles away, considered by the scientific community to be the first man-made object to leave the solar system. Although it will take 30,000 years more for the probe to leave the Oort Cloud, or ring of comets attracted to the sun's gravity, Voyager has gone past the so-called "heliosphere" where solar winds dominate.

In 40,000 years Voyager 1 will pass another star.

Which country is suspected of having reactivated its nuclear weapons?

1) South Africa

2) North Korea

3) Iran

4) Ukraine

North Korea
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New satellite photos show what appears to be the North Korean Nyongbyon nuclear facility restarting its production of weapons-grade plutonium. The photos have prompted China to call for talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

Which important Middle East event had its 20th anniversary today?

1) The end of the First Gulf War

2) Israel's recognition of Palestine

3) The Oslo Accords

The Oslo Accords

Twenty years ago, leaders of Palestine and Israel met on the White House lawn and agreed to a plan that would see the creation of a two-state solution within five years. But now the countries are considered to have even worse relations than they did before the Oslo Accords.

Which state is poised to raise its minimum wage to $10 an hour?
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1) Utah

2) California

3) Washington

4) Vermont

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The 25 percent pay increase was put forth by Gov. Jerry Brown and enjoys strong support from the state legislature.

True or False: John Swallow will be prosecuted by the federal government.
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Early Thursday morning, federal authorities announced they would not press charges against Utah Attorney General John Swallow for possible corruption.

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