CNN Student News - October 16, 2015

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October 16, 2015

President Obama announces a delay in the withdrawal of thousands of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Iran shows off an arsenal of ballistic missile systems from inside a massive cave. Medical researchers look to 3D printers in the hopes that they'll add a new dimension to future health care. And a prank on a morning show sends a host scrambling from an unthreatening skunk.
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TRANSCRIPT
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WEEKLY NEWSQUIZ
1. The United States' longest-running war, which began in October of 2001, is being fought in what other country?
2. Name the virus that peaks in January and February, affecting between 5 and 20 percent of people in the U.S.
3. In what ancient city would you find the holy site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary?
4. In what year did civil war break out in Syria, eventually leading to a conflict with international involvement?
5. In what country has American Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter, been held prisoner for more than a year?
6. A report by Dutch investigators concluded that a missile brought down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over what European country?
7. What kind of massive device, which is currently under construction in southern China, would allow researchers to detect signals from outer space?
8. What is the only animal known to have an odd number of "whiskers"?
9. How many U.S. candidates from the Democratic Party gathered in Las Vegas for a prime-time debate on Wednesday?
10. Following a U.S. announcement yesterday, 9,800 American troops are now expected to remain in Afghanistan through what year?
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