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October 4, 2013
As a partial government shutdown stretches on, CNN Student News examines another potential battle looming in Washington over the U.S. debt ceiling. We also explain a possible schedule shift for the 2022 World Cup, and we report on a jellyfish invasion at a nuclear power plant in Sweden. Plus, watch how a disabled student shocked his classmates by taking a stand for school spirit.
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Can media coverage of a partial government shutdown influence viewers' opinions of the federal government? If so, how? If not, why not?
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1. What U.S. president delivered the "Gettysburg Address"?
2. What country is scheduled to host soccer's World Cup in 2022?
3. What is the name of the storm that is currently threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast?
4. What United Nations group unanimously approved a resolution concerning chemical weapons in Syria?
5. In what part of the body would you find the gastrocnemius muscle: arm, leg, or neck?
6. What empire, which began in 27 B.C., once covered parts of three continents?
7. What technology company is now the most valuable brand in the world?
8. What language is the origin of the English word "alligator"?
9. What kind of animal recently caused a shutdown in a Swedish nuclear power plant?
10. What U.S. state has the highest number of residents under age 18?
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