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CNN Student News - May 16, 2014

updated 7:41 PM EDT, Thu May 15, 2014
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(CNN Student News) -- May 16, 2014

Is it possible (and is it feasible) to build a high-speed rail line connecting China to the U.S.? With discussions underway, CNN Student News explores the planned route. We also report on a troubling start to California's wildfire season, and we look back at the Supreme Court decision that led to desegregation in U.S. schools.

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DAILY CURRICULUM

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

What interviews and images would you include in an educational report about the 9/11 attacks?

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

1. What one, general word is often used to refer to an unmanned aircraft?

2. What country, the world's second most populated, is sometimes called the world's largest democracy?

3. What international organization is holding discussions on what future robots should and should not be allowed to do?

4. What Washington, D.C. landmark celebrated its reopening this week, after its earthquake repairs were completed?

5. Homs is an ancient city in what war-torn, Middle Eastern nation?

6. Approximately what percentage of wildfires in the U.S. are caused by people?

7. What national cemetery in Washington, D.C. is observing a 150th anniversary this year?

8. What potentially deadly virus, first confirmed in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has reached the U.S.?

9. What 1954 Supreme Court case established that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional?

10. What sea passage separates the U.S. and Russia by about 50 miles?

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