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Should polygamy be legal among consenting adults?
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Should the federal government stop offering subsidized student loans?
What's the youngest age at which the death penalty should be applied?
What's the best way to prevent abortions?
Would same-sex marriage undermine traditional marriage?
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Should all gun buyers receive a background check?
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Should smoking in public places be banned?
Do undocumented immigrants contribute to the economy?
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The men plunged into icy water while the officer stood by chatting on his cell
Enjoy the Schadenfreude, ACA opponents
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After a few hours of backlash, Republicans issued a correction
He's been immediately slammed by primary rivals
Their religious convictions didn't trump the law
According to song, "even old New York was once New Amsterdam." But how about all the other "new" places in the world, what did they used to be? And where was the original "Zealand," anyway? See how much you new, er, KNOW with this quiz!
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From mythical beasts to rumors run amok, test your knowledge of tales old and new, silly or untrue, right here!
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The 1980s. Love it or hate it. Or love part of it, and hate the rest. Test your knowledge of 80's America and its culture of excess - from pop culture to politics - right here.
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The new Common Core tests have triggered a backlash among parents because so many students are failing. The real 5th grade test is twice as long and it isn't multiple choice. We recommend lying down in a darkened room after you're done.
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It made a star out of David Hasselhoff, resulted in a lot of neat souvenirs & did for Communism what Altamont did for hippy music festivals. It's the Berlin wall's fall, which began on November 9, 1989. See how much you know about this watershed moment in world history with this quiz!
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If nothing else, US presidents do a lot of talking. Have you been listening? Fondly do we hope and fervently do we pray that the only thing you have to fear is fear itself, not because this quiz is easy but because it is hard to work all these presidential speech references into this introduction.
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Presidential nicknames: they help cement legends. They make our commanders-in-chief sound like old frat buddies. And they sometimes make almost no sense -John Q. Adams, The Last Cocked Hat? Now, see how many you know with this Presidential Nickname quiz!
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President John F. Kennedy and his stylish First Lady were hailed as American royalty. Admirers in the media compared his time in office to "Camelot" - the mythical castle of the legendary King Arthur, who reigned over an empire of promise and hope. Check your knowledge of Kennedy here.
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It's been called "The Second Toughest Job in America." And after 12 years, there's about to be a new person doing it. Before that happens, see how much you know about the men who have been the Big Cheese in the Big Apple, with this quiz on New York City mayors!
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They're the lifeblood of American history, their stories constantly retold (and sometimes remixed) for modern audiences. Test your knowledge of America's folk heroes - including some better described as villains - right here.
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Boehner, who leads the factions of the House Republican Party in negotiations with a Democratic Senate and White House, has one of the hardest jobs in Washington. And one of the best tans. Test your knowledge of him here.
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With so many secretaries in the US Cabinet, it can be hard to keep track of them all. That's why we're bringing you this, the first on our series of Secretary stumpers, the Secretary of State quiz. See how much you know about the person who's fourth in line for the presidency!
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One title for the President of the United States is "Commander in Chief," but how good is being a regular Commander? Does that mean you outrank a Corporal? Or a Major? Test your knowledge of military ranks - and the spiffy-looking insignia that come with them - with this quiz!
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Jewish Americans are one of America's most long-standing religious minorities. Test your knowledge of the facts and figures surrounding this community.
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Test your knowledge - and your gag reflex - here.
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Mottoes: they capture the history and the character of a state. They are an excuse to whip out some Latin. They are a fun way to show you are capable of passing legislation. They're also the basis for this quiz, so Bonam fortunam! (Good luck!)
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Much like snowflakes, no two city skylines are alike. However, unlike snowflakes, some of them are world famous. (They also don't melt nearly as fast.) Now see if you can identify these US cities based on photos of their skylines!
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Sen. Ted Cruz is either saving or destroying America depending on who you ask -- even within his own party. How well do you know the provocative Texas Tea Party favorite, a key figure in the government funding battle that led to the recent shutdown.
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Live from New York, it's George McGovern! Yes, virtually since its inception, Saturday Night Live has had guest hosts of all political stripes, some more well-known than others. See how much you know about the politicians who have appeared on SNL with this quiz!
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By the late '60s, train travel in the US almost became obsolete. Enter Amtrak, a government-subsidized for-profit corporation that continues to operate trains (and generate controversy ) over 40 years later. Gauge your knowledge of our nation's rail system with this quiz!
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The First Lady has taken a strong lead on reducing obesity in America, especially among kids. Test your knowledge of her efforts to kick massive calorie counts to the curb! (Note: If you're an avid reader of this here site, you ought to do pretty well.)
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Many try but few succeed. The real test is over three times as long.
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You'll see them online and in the "real world" from time to time, perhaps on a billboard or bus bench - or somewhere behind the scenes. Test your visual knowledge of the organizations tugging at the heels of the nation's lawmakers (for good or ill).
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This one is a toughie, so we're giving you a hint: each question comes with a clue about the state the ship is named after. So even if you've never seen a battleship (or played it), you'll have a shot! Get ready to ship off!
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See if you can identify these leaders from their high school and college photos.
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Can you tell an Interstate from a US highway? Do you read maps for fun? Are you currently driving around lost? Great! See how much you know about the US highway system with this quiz (and no fair asking your GPS for help)...
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Earlier this year, representatives from 8 counties in northern Colorado voted to secede and create a new state. It likely won't come to fruition. But this sort of thing happens a lot more often than you might think. See how much you know about these states that never became states!
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Test your knowledge of the fringe religious and politically-tinged groups who've operated in the US over the years. (Warning: Some may be offended by or take issue with the association of certain groups with the term "cult.")
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In the wake of Detroit's bankruptcy, it is now well-known the city has lost over one million residents from its peak population. But where did they all those people go? And where *are* they most (and least) likely to live? See how much you know about the US population with this quiz!
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Home to the country's tallest trees, highest mountain, deepest lake, geysers, glaciers and more, these national parks belong to us all. Explore your knowledge of them here.
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Maps: they're not just for trying to find the highway anymore. Today, all sorts of information about our diverse country can be conveyed by making Texas a slightly different color than California. So, can you identify the information on these maps, just by looking at them?
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Happy Halloween, everybody! If this day has you feeling a little ominous, you're not alone...many of our elected leaders have been every bit as superstitious as you are. Now, grab that horseshoe and try your luck at our quiz on presidential superstitions!
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It's a list well-recognized by most and notorious for those dangerous enough to be placed on it. Test your knowledge of the FBI's legendary Most Wanted list here.
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He's from a small state, but he's got a big mouth. He's an Obama-hugging front runner for the GOP in 2016. He's, uh, really large. He's Chris Christie, and see how much you know about the Garden State governor with this quiz!
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Take out your pencils class, it's time for a pop quiz!
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EXIT, STAGE LEFT... The entertainment industry is riddled with liberals, right? Wrong! It's just mostly riddled with liberals. See if you can guess the sometimes surprising political affiliations of these stars - music, movies, TV and more - with this quiz.
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The trial of Bo Xilai has been called "The Trial of the Century" in China. In the US, we've been churning out Trials of the Century about every decade or so. Test your knowledge of the scandalous, sensational and sometimes forgotten court cases to have earned that hyperbolic honorific!
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Buses, subways and...high-speed trains? Oh my! Try your hand at guess-timating where the busiest, laziest, and most interesting public transport systems in the nation.
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The Butler is the first film Oprah Winfrey has starred in since 1998's Beloved, but it's also famous for its all-star cast of actors portraying 20th century presidents. See how much you know about these and other actors who have played the Commander-In-Chief!
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50 years have passed since Martin Luther King led his March on Washington in 1963. See how much you know about this event that changed history!
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Only 14% of Americans correctly identified the first four of these health insurance terms. See if you can do any better!
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Ron Paul has drawn fans from all over the political spectrum, from Tea Partiers to Occupiers. His legacy has been rich. So much so that his son, Rand Paul, is now fast becoming a household name. Test your knowledge of longtime Texas congressman Ron Paul here.
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When the History Channel miniseries 'Hatfields & McCoys' aired in 2012, it became one of the highest-rated cable shows of all time. So, we do love a good feud. But how much do you know about them? Find out with this quiz on some of America's most notorious feuds.
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They say great minds think alike. Every so often, sick minds do, too. See how much you know about some of history's truly terrible twosomes with this quiz on criminal duos!
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They are the home of Roman gods and Latin phrases, rare birds and roaming buffalo...and one guy with a plow in an odd place. They are state seals. See how many of them you can identify in this quiz! (And no fair looking at the inside of your passport.)
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On August 6, 1945 America dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. How much do you know about the devastating action that ended World War II?
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Okay, no peeking in your wallet...do you know who's on the $100,000 bill? And who's that guy on the dollar coin you never spend? Test your knowledge of historical figures who are truly "on the money" with this quiz on the faces of US currency. Good luck!
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Hey, you know how everyone seems to compare the size of foreign countries to places like New Jersey, or Texas? Well, have you ever wondered just how big your state is? Test this "area" of your expertise with this quiz on state sizes!
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'There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress' said Mark Twain. His quote is typical of great American writers, who had few kind words for politicians. See if you know which writer said what!
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There's a lot more to the United States than just, well, states. See how much you know about the insular areas, unpopulated islands and other assorted land masses that make up the remaining 0.24% of America with this quiz on U.S. territories.
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One perk to being legendary politician is having things named after you. The only problem: you are probably not alive to see it happen. Honor the legacies of past political figures by seeing how much you know about (the occasionally odd) things named after them.
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For millennia, humans have gazed at the skies and pondered the mysteries beyond, but only in the last half century have humans actually gone up and brought back some answers. Test your knowledge of how the U.S. space program made that journey.
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State liquor laws can get notoriously strange. Sometimes, even discussing them can make it sound like you've had a few. Now, put on your drinking cap, and show how much you know about interstate boozing (and maybe keep yourself out of jail) with our state liquor law quiz!
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Responding to the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: George W. Bush led the country through eventful times. Test your memory of the Bush years here.
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July 4th has a long, gloried and storied history of national pride-flaunting - and hardcore partying. Test your knowledge of this officially most American of America's holidays here.
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Some presidents are more recognizable than others. See if you can spot them all!
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The revelation that the NSA obtained a court order asking for phone records of millions of Americans has sparked controversy. What else do you know about what the government is doing?
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You think you know something about the Know Nothings? Were you once a Conscience Whig? Test your knowledge on political parties from the past.
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Who where they? Where did they come from? And when? Test your knowledge of America's rich history of immigration here!
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California has always had a reputation for being liberal. But legalized marijuana? Take our quiz and find out how well you know the Golden State's pot laws.
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Test your knowledge of famous cases from the highest court in the land.
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With the Academy Awards approaching, and films like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty getting praise from all corners, let's test your knowledge of politics in films over the years.
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Use linguistic cues, historical references, and any knowledge you might have on hand to match these quotes to the correct American prez.
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With Obama considering 19 executive actions on gun control, debate is raging over what presidential orders can and can't do. See how much you know!
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Lawmakers get fewer than half of these questions right, on average. Can you do better?
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Busy news week this week! You've got elections, and you've got more elections. Wait. What else happend? Test your knowledge here!
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The Election 2012 results are in, and it was a night of firsts! Did you know that...wait...why would we give this away now? Take the quiz and test your knowledge of Tuesday's results!
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