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11 bad NFL players who will cost their former teams big money in 2017

  11 bad NFL players who will cost their former teams big money in 2017 Nick Foles will cost the Rams $1 million in cap space this season. NFL contracts aren't fully guaranteed but, because of the league's hard salary cap, handing out a big-money deal to a player with a questionable track record is still risky. Give out too much guaranteed money to a player that ends up getting cut or traded due to poor play, and he's still costing the team cap space in the form of "dead money.

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Longtime Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was fired after revelations about a series of sexual harassment incidents. Where was he on vacation when his dismissal was announced?

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France

Italy

Spain

Dominican Republic

Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, jailed for life without a chance of parole for a grisly murder, committed suicide in his cell. In which state was the ex-NFL star imprisoned?

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Massachusetts

New York

Connecticut

Delaware

The mayor of a U.S. city announced that he was seeking to raise the base price of a packet of cigarettes from $10.50 to a nation-high $13 in an attempt to slow sales. Which city?

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San Francisco

Boston

New York

Denver

A Cleveland man shot dead a 74-year-old at random and posted the killing on Facebook. At which fast-food outlet was the gunman seen before he killed himself?

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Arby’s

Burger King

Wendy’s

McDonald’s

United States tensions with North Korea continued at full boil, with President Trump sending a senior official to South Korea to reinforce American resolve. Which official?

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

NSA's H.R. McMaster

Vice President Mike Pence

Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Emma Morano, the person last believed to have been born in the 1800s and one of the five oldest in recorded history, died at her home at 117. Where did she live?

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Argentina

Italy

Spain

Portugal

A series of court decisions, including from the U.S. Supreme Court, delayed a series of executions a state wanted to carry out before a lethal-injection drug expired. Which state?

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Arkansas

Texas

Alabama

Georgia

A special election for a House seat in Georgia got much attention, with the Democrat candidate just failing to get the votes necessary to avoid a runoff. What is his name?

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Jon Ossoff

Brian Kossoff

Chris Ivotealot

David Davidoff

In troubled Venezuela, the ruling regime seized a vehicle plant belonging to an American company. Which one?

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General Motors

Ford

Fiat Chrysler

Freightliner

A newspaper was criticized after it tweeted out an image that implied that fewer members of the Patriots attending a White House ceremony than before. Which newspaper?

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The Atlanta Constitution

The Boston Globe

The Washington Post

The New York Times

Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion .
Amazon's Alexa is going to sound more human. These new tools were provided to Alexa app developers in the form of a standardized markup language called Speech Synthesis Markup Language, or SSML, which will let them code Alexa's speech patterns into their applications. This will allow for the creation of voice apps - "Skills" on the Alexa platform - where developers can control the pronunciation, intonation, timing and emotion of their Skill's text responses.

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