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August 21, 2020

One political convention ends as another prepares to begin: This is our first topic on Friday’s edition of CNN 10. We’re also covering the pending introduction of genetically modified mosquitoes to Florida. And we’re reporting on a U.S. government prediction concerning the Atlantic hurricane season.WEEKLY NEWSQUIZ1. Which U.S. presidential party held a largely virtual convention this week, though some delegates did gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?2. Which U.S. presidential party is holding a largely virtual convention next week, though some delegates will be gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina?Read More3. In what country, which saw a recent outbreak in coronavirus cases, have parliamentary elections been postponed from September 19th to October 17th?4. In what country, which has the world’s third-largest economy, did gross domestic product drop by 7.8 percent from the first quarter of 2020 to the second (though it has rebounded since then)?5. Name the Pacific body of water that China claims for itself, though at least six other governments in the region also have territorial claims.6. What kind of bird, which cannot fold its wings, was the subject of a new study that suggested it originated in Australia and New Zealand?7. What U.S. state grappled this week with challenges from a heat wave, dozens of wildfires, and widespread power outages that affected millions?8. What kind of tiny mammal was recently “rediscovered” in Djibouti, 50 years after scientists believed it had gone extinct?9. Aedes aegypti, which can spread diseases like dengue and yellow fever, are a species of what?10. What is the name of the Pacific hurricane that passed near the coast of Baja California, Mexico this week?Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript.CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society.Thank you for using CNN 10

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