New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a ball tossed to him during warmups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. on Jan. 18, 2015.
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News Quiz: Were you on the ball this week?


Don’t put all your balls in one court – it’s a whole new ball game this week, with news quiz questions bouncing from topic to topic. 

What are you waiting for? Let’s have a ball!

Get the latest on the Patriots’ controversy.

A confident, often feisty President Barack Obama claimed credit for the improving economy in his State of the Union address Tuesday, chiding Republicans to follow his lead in enacting policies to help the middle class.

“I always valued King Abdullah’s perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.

Get the backstory on why the GOP shelved its abortion bill.

The government says both men trained with Al Qaeda in Pakistan in 2008 and fought U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Find out why this billionaire decided not to run.

More Americans are satisfied with the economy than at any point in the past 10 years, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released before the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief Cabinet secretary, said that Tokyo would “cooperate with related nations and do our very best to achieve the release of these Japanese nationals.”

See why the Israeli Prime Minister’s trip to America has become mired in controversy.

A controversial statement for someone who denounces contraception.

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News Quiz: Were you on the ball this week?