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CNN Student News - December 20, 2013

updated 7:40 PM EST, Thu December 19, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS

(CNN Student News) -- December 20, 2013

In our final program of 2013, CNN Student News reports on a congressional budget compromise. We also discuss a data breach at a major U.S. retailer, and we offer some suggestions for how shoppers can protect themselves against credit card fraud. Finally, we look back at some significant events and uplifting stories from the past 12 months.

Teachers, please note that CNN Student News will not air through the rest of 2013. The program will return in January.

On this page you will find today's show Transcript, the Daily Curriculum, Maps pertaining to today's show, and a place for you to leave feedback.

TRANSCRIPT

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DAILY CURRICULUM

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2013 Newsquiz: The following questions relate to events that were covered this year on CNN Student News. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. On March 13, the Roman Catholic Church's College of Cardinals elected a new pope. In what country was Pope Francis born?

2. On February 1, who was sworn in as U.S. secretary of state, succeeding Hillary Clinton?

3. In what African city did terrorists launch an attack on a shopping mall on September 21?

4. In September, Diana Nyad set a world record for an uncaged swim to the U.S. from what country?

5. What country conducted its third nuclear test on February 12, resulting in increased sanctions from the international community?

6. In what American city did terrorist bombings occur on April 15?

7. What country gave temporary asylum to former U.S. national security contractor Edward Snowden?

8. What U.S. city filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history?

9. What civil war-torn country agreed to destroy its chemical weapons?

10. In December, what country became the third nation to "soft-land" a spacecraft on the moon?

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