Dr. Allan Stern (L), principal investigator for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, and others hold up their suggestion for a modified US Post Office stamp of Pluto at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on July 14, 2015 in Laurel, Md.
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This week, a spacecraft moved past Pluto, President Obama went where none of his predecessors had gone, and a book launch made waves across the country.  How closely were you tracking this week’s news?

This adds to 43 other prisoners’ sentences that Obama already commuted. 

The caption for the tweet was “We need real leadership. We need results. Let’s put the U.S. back into business!”

This candidate, among many others, said that the administration may have been too soft in negotiating this deal with Iran and other world powers. 

There has been a lot of controversy over the characterization of Atticus Finch, who is allegedly portrayed as a segregationist in the novel. “Go Set a Watchman” has set a one-day sales record for Barnes & Noble in the adult fiction category. 

The New Horizons team received radio signals from the spacecraft indicating that it had safely survived its Pluto flyby. NASA released stunning images of the dwarf planet.

The military’s policy on gays and lesbians in the military, known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” was repealed by President Barack Obama in 2010. The Pentagon has recently announced it is looking to open the door for transgender troops. 

Last week, a jury ruled that the rapper must pay $5 million to a woman for posting a sex tape without her permission.

There have been no signs of the drug lord since his escape.

—msnbc’s Erica Getto contributed to this quiz.

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