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May 15, 2015
The fate of a Boston Marathon terrorist bomber is in the hands of a jury. Today's show takes you inside the prison where he could spend the rest of his life if he doesn't receive the death penalty. We're also explaining how a PTC system works, how it could've prevented a recent train derailment, and why some places haven't installed it yet. And we're exploring the deep blue sea.
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1. The threat level at U.S. military bases was raised last weekend to "Force Protection _____." What word fills in the blank?
2. In the U.K., the Conservative Party won a decisive victory in recent elections. Who leads that party and serves as British prime minister?
3. May 8, 1945, the date during World War II when Nazi Germany surrendered, is also known as VE Day. What does VE stand for?
4. What kind of noisy insect is emerging from the ground in Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, as it does every 13 to 17 years?
5. Name the scale that rates the intensity of tornadoes, using numbers from 0 to 5.
6. The Shell oil company has received U.S. government permission to drill in the Chukchi Sea. Between what country and what U.S. state is this sea located?
7. In what U.S. city will Barack Obama's presidential library be built?
8. What was the name of the tropical storm that made landfall in South Carolina on Sunday, causing beach erosion and flooding in some areas?
9. In what major U.S. city did a deadly train derailment take place on Tuesday, with seven passenger cars coming off the tracks?
10. In what state is America's only Supermax prison, which is considered to be the most secure prison in the U.S.?
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