publication date: Sunday, March 17, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Government

clue: It'll take a tough mother to lead New Zealand out of one of its darkest days.

explanation: Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, gave birth while in office. She described the March 2019 mass shooting as "one of New Zealand's darkest days." more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Stan Iwanchuk


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