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November 20, 2020

Today’s show starts with three quick headlines, covering news from Nicaragua to New York City. Afterward, we take a look at the function of the U.S. presidential Cabinet. And then, a kelp farmer extolls the benefits of the growing industry. Finally, a wayward owl is freed from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.1. In which chamber of the U.S. Congress does the balance of power depend on the outcome of one state’s runoff election?2. In what state will a January 5 runoff election determine the balance of power in the answer to question 1?3. Britain’s government has just approved a controversial plan to expand a highway and build a tunnel to improve traffic conditions around what ancient monument?Read More4. The U.S. pharmaceutical company Moderna says early data indicates a 95 percent effectiveness rate for what?5. Name the hurricane that became the strongest of the season, reaching Category 5 strength, before making landfall as a Category 4 storm in Central America.6. On Tuesday, the U.S. government announced that thousands of American troops would come home from what two countries?7. In what ancient nation were 100 coffins, 40 statues and other artifacts recently unearthed and prepared to be sent to museums?8. What Star Wars character recently “stowed away” on a SpaceX vehicle that carried astronauts to the International Space Station?9. What carmaker, whose vehicles offer autopilot and “full self-driving capability” packages, says neither of them actually makes its cars totally self-driving?10. The largest U.S. public school system, which recently shut down for the second time, is located in what city?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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