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November 8, 2013
A massive typhoon bears down on the Philippines, a popular social media service launches its IPO, and the U.S. FDA considers a policy shift on trans fats. CNN Student News offers up details on these stories. Then, we follow an Olympic torch's journey into space, and we discuss how gold grows on some trees. Plus, we reflect on the legacy of an iconic sports stadium.
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1. About how many minutes does it take for light from the sun to reach Earth: 8, 24, or 32?
2. What is the world's most spoken language?
3. What country launched an unmanned mission to Mars on Tuesday?
4. What Republican candidate was re-elected as New Jersey's governor?
5. Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio was elected mayor of what U.S. city?
6. What major, Hindu festival, whose name means "row of lights," began on November 3?
7. In what U.S. city would you find the Astrodome, the oldest domed stadium?
8. In what country were giant mirrors installed to provide reflected sunlight to the valley town of Rjukan?
9. Partially hydrogenated oils are a major source of what kind of controversial fats?
10. Police found more than 1,300 pieces of valuable art hidden in an apartment in what European country?
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