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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

It's been a difficult week in news. Violent protests break out following Freddie Gray's funeral service. A deadly earthquake in Nepal. The Supreme Court takes on same-sex marriage. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Posted on May 1, 2015, at 7:57 a.m. ET

  1. 1.

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    A city broke out in violent protests just hours after Monday's funeral service for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died a week after he sustained a spinal cord injury while in police custody. Which city?

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    Chicago
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    Baltimore
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    Nashville
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    Philadelphia
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    It's Baltimore.

    The protests compelled the governor of Maryland to declare a state of emergency, activate the national guard, and impose a curfew over the city that's set to last a week. Catch up on the latest developments in Baltimore, starting with this BuzzFeed News report.

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    Last Saturday, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people, injured thousands more, and laid waste to several historic structures. In the immediate aftermath of the quake, people in Nepal were able to quickly let their loved ones know they were okay by using "Safety Check," a new feature on a social network. What social network?

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    Weibo
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    WeChat
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    Twitter
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    Facebook
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    It's Facebook.

    The feature, designed for disaster emergencies like this Nepal quake, was introduced last October. This appears to be the first time it’s been utilized on such a grand scale, according to BuzzFeed News’ Stephanie McNeal.

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    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case this week that could lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The case, "Obergefell v. Hodges," is actually a consolidation of cases brought forward in four states. Which of the following is NOT one of those four states?

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    Arkansas
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    Ohio
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    Michigan
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    Kentucky
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    It's Arkansas.

    The four states are: Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The namesake of "Obergefell v. Hodges," Jim Obergefell, is still fighting for the right to have his marriage recognized two years after the death of his husband. Obergefell’s story is one of several from the four states that will presented to the Supreme Court throughout the hearing. You can read up on his story in this profile by BuzzFeed News' Chris Geidner.

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    Last week, an East African country scored a huge win for its LGBT citizens. Its high court ruled that the office responsible for granting NGO permits could not prevent LGBT people from forming their own organization. Which country?

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    Sudan
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    Kenya
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    Uganda
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    Burundi
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    It's Kenya.

    The Kenyan high court's ruling effectively creates a precedent that could lead to future constitutional protections for the country's LGBT people. This ruling follows a recent string of LGBT victories in Kenyan courts. Read up on the story on BuzzFeed News.

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    A major American sports league gave up its status as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization this week, which may cause it to forgo $109 million over the next decade. Which league?

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    NBA
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    MLB
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    NCAA
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    NFL
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    It's the NFL.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement in a letter to all 32 team owners, citing that all the attention drawn to the tax-exempt status had been a "distraction." Catch up with this piece from Bloomberg's Richard Rubin.

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    An East African country broke out in protests this week after its president declared his decision to seek a third term. Which country?

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    Burundi
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    Kenya
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    Sudan
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    Tanzania
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    It's Burundi.

    "The protests began after President Pierre Nkurunziza’s CNDD-FDD party on Saturday named him as their candidate in presidential elections set for June 26. In power since 2005, Nkurunzinza is a former rebel leader who has already served two terms," BuzzFeed News' Hayes Brown writes.

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    A Southeast Asian country executed eight drug convicts — seven of whom were foreigners — this week, rejecting international pleas for clemency. Which country?

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    Vietnam
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    Singapore
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    Philippines
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    Indonesia
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    It's Indonesia.

    Some of Indonesia’s largest aid donors, including Australia and the European Union, have expressed anger over the executions, according to the New York Times. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that the country will withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia. Catch up with the new story in this New York Times piece.

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    This person entered the fray for Democratic nomination for President of the United States, challenging Hillary Clinton. Who formally announced a bid for the White House on Wednesday?

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    Bernie Sanders
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    Martin O'Malley
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    Jim Webb
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    Joe Biden
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    Wrong!

    It's Bernie Sanders

    The Independent senator from Vermont and self-described "socialist" is expected to push Hillary Clinton to address the concerns of more left-leaning voters: climate change, income inequality, same-sex marriage, and universal health care. Read up on Sanders' announcement in this BuzzFeed News article.

    It's Bernie Sanders
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    Hulu made a splash this week during their big event for advertisers when they announced that every episode of a very, very popular '90s American sitcom will soon be available on their streaming service. Which sitcom?

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    Friends
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    Frasier
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    Full House
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    Seinfeld
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    It's Seinfeld.

    It's a Festivus for the rest of us! ...not that there's anything wrong with that. The sitcom about nothing will reportedly be available in full on Hulu starting June. Read up on the story on BuzzFeed News.

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