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December 12, 2014
From the Sierra Nevada mountains to the shores of Central America, today’s show takes you over land and sea. We’re reporting on the monster storm soaking parts of the West Coast, the proposed canal that could change the landscape of Nicaragua, and the benefits and limitations of a popular power source. Plug in, log on, and power up with Friday’s edition of CNN Student News.
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1. The U.S. temporarily delayed its plans to reduce troop numbers in what Middle Eastern country?
2. Saccharin, sucralose and aspartame are all artificial examples of what?
3. From October to November, the U.S. unemployment rate remained at what percentage?
4. What herbivore, native to Africa and Asia, has been reduced to endangered status by poachers seeking its horns?
5. What inventor of the light bulb and record player was once told he was too stupid to learn anything?
6. Name the world’s largest museum complex, which began utilizing 3D imaging to scan detailed artifacts.
7. New York and the New England region of the U.S. were hit by what type of wet and windy storm this week?
8. If the president and vice president can no longer serve, what position in the U.S. government is next in line for the presidency?
9. What U.S. mountain range has seen hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard warnings as a result of a storm hitting the West Coast?
10. Lawmakers and investors are planning to build a new and controversial canal through what Central American nation?
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