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August 30, 2013
As CNN Student News wraps up the week, we examine the U.S. and U.K. governments' debates concerning possible action against Syria. We also report on a fast food workers' strike and a settlement between the NFL and some former players. Plus, we delve into the Farmers' Almanac forecast for a frigid winter, and we find out how a helmet can also be a necklace.
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1. What U.S. national park, which is home to Half Dome, Mount Lyell and El Capitan, was threatened by a massive wildfire?
2. What award was presented to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter this week for his actions in Afghanistan?
3. Who is the current U.S. Secretary of State?
4. What major U.S. city's water and power supplies were threatened by the "Rim Fire"?
5. What international organization conducted an investigation to determine whether chemical weapons have been used in Syria?
6. Who is the only surviving speaker of the 1963 March on Washington?
7. What is the atomic number of the recently studied element ununpentium?
8. This week marked the anniversary of what Gulf Coast hurricane's landfall in 2005?
9. What is the current federal minimum wage in the U.S.?
10. What professional sports league announced a settlement with former players regarding concussions?
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