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  • Happy New Year. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS and our first show of 2014.

  • My name is Carl Azuz.

  • We`re starting off this January 6 program with a bang.

  • Millions of them. Cities worldwide lit up their landmarks as the clocks struck midnight, January 1.

  • One of the most remarkable fireworks displays was in the Middle East.

  • The United Arab Emirates has the world`s tallest building, biggest shopping mall and now the Guinness world record for largest fireworks display.

  • The previous record, 77,000 fireworks in just over an hour. The new one, 500,000 and who cares how long it took.

  • Of course, some folks stayed in on New Year, some were stuck inside or inside an airport due to winter weather.

  • Some were stuck in a ship. A group of scientists, journalists and tourists were trapped by sea ice on a holiday cruise to Antarctica.

  • They have plenty of food and supplies during the ten days they were stranded,

  • but they had to be rescued by helicopter when another ship that tried to help also got stuck in ice.

  • How does that happen?

  • You`d think that because this is a glacial environment, sea ice would move in a glacial pace.

  • Not the case. Roughs (ph) of ice move quickly, rushed over the sea by wind.

  • They can expand and grow thicker, rise and fall with the waves beneath them. And blizzard conditions common to Antarctica even in summer, don`t help.

  • You might remember this scene from Minnesota, when wind blew ice ashore from Mille Lacs Lake, climbing and cracking in the doors and window.

  • Think of the same principle and a massive frigid sea. And you can see how a Russian research vessel en route to the Antarctic got trapped.

  • How Ernest Shackleton in "The Endurance" were surrounded, and how that ship was eventually crushed.

  • Even animals used to these conditions like the trapped whales dramatized in last year`s movie "Big Miracle" are vulnerable.

  • Did you see that?

  • So, what does it take to get through the ice and rescue whales, cruise ships or anything else that get stranded?

  • Wait. Sea ice as thick as ten feet can be broken and the sloping holes (ph) of some icebreakers are designed to actually wedge up on top of the ice,

  • so the heavy ship can crush down on it. The bows (ph) are also designed to then move the cracked ice to the side, plowing a path that other ships can follow,

  • a crusty road to open water out of frozen maize.

  • As many of you are getting back into the swing of school today, the U.S. Congress is getting back in session this week,

  • getting back into the swing of making laws.

  • The Republican Party controls the House of Representatives. The Democratic Party controls the Senate,

  • and for most lawmakers, this is an election year. So there are a lot of challenges ahead on their to-do list.

  • The president`s vacation is over. He faces a colder reality now - Congress.

  • If you`re a glass half full kind of person, like I am, they are the number one most unproductive Congress in modern history.

  • Get ready for possible deja vu.

  • I wish I had a magic want to say, I know things will be better.

  • This year Congress has a full plate - right off the bat, a potentially easy one for the Senate,

  • confirming Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve.

  • But next, a real battle over long term unemployment benefits, both sides arguing Sunday.

  • Even before vacation was over, President Obama pressed this weekend to extend the payments.

  • With regard to unemployment insurance, I`ve always said that I`m not opposed to unemployment insurance, I`m opposed to having it without paying for it.

  • We have never offset emergency spending.

  • This foolishness. We have people who are desperate. They`ve been out of work for some as much as two years.

  • On January 15, a major deadline to fund the government: a deal was reached last year, but it needs to be finalized.

  • As early as February, a deadline to raise the debt ceiling again, with both sides already dug in.

  • I think that it will be harmful not just for the economy, but I think it will be harmful politically, if Republican choose 2014 as a year to threaten defaults again on the debt limit.

  • And an even heavier lift for a deal on immigration reform, which has escaped Congress for years.

  • It can`t be my way or the highway on such a big issue.

  • Not to mention, continue (INAUDIBLE) by Republicans to change Obamacare.

  • This has been a failed launch, a flawed law and it needs real change.

  • Don`t hold your breath for all of this to be crossed off the list.

  • According to a CNN/ORC poll, released last year, two thirds of Americans called "Congress, the Worst Ever." And the midterm elections will suck up much desire this year to compromise.

  • These are not likely to be times of large fruitful legislative harvest.

  • Time for "The Shoutout." What factor most determines the shape of a snowflake?

  • Is it temperature? Humidity? Altitude or cloud type. You`ve got three seconds, go.

  • Ultimately, the temperature determines the basic shape of the Ice crystal that makes up a snowflake.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • At last night`s NFL game in Wisconsin, where the Green Bay Packers hosted the San Francisco`s 49ers,

  • At last night`s NFL game in Wisconsin, where the Green Bay Packers hosted the San Francisco`s 49ers,

  • At last night`s NFL game in Wisconsin, where the Green Bay Packers hosted the San Francisco`s 49ers,

  • At last night`s NFL game in Wisconsin, where the Green Bay Packers hosted the San Francisco`s 49ers,

  • At last night`s NFL game in Wisconsin, where the Green Bay Packers hosted the San Francisco`s 49ers,

  • At last night`s NFL game in Wisconsin, where the Green Bay Packers hosted the San Francisco`s 49ers,

  • At last night`s NFL game in Wisconsin, where the Green Bay Packers hosted the San Francisco`s 49ers,

  • the wind chill was forecast to hit negative 15, making it one of the coldest NFL games ever.

  • The Packers were giving free hand warmers, hot chocolate and coffee to fans.

  • If you live in certain parts of North America and you think it`s never been this cold before, you might be right. On January 2,the National Weather Service Key West tweeted that between International Falls,

  • Minnesota and Key West, Florida, there was a 115 degree temperature difference.

  • We have what a CNN meteorologist calls, a polar vortex, chilling the bones of almost half the U.S. population.

  • As that arctic cold air mass plowed east, from the plain states to the East Coast, temperatures plunged 30 to 50 degrees below normal in some spots.

  • The effects - traffic accidents, flight cancellations, school closings. The dangers - hypothermia, frostbite. The forecast - temperatures will be getting back to normal starting Wednesday.

  • The western U.S. was mostly unaffected.

  • Now, for the CNN STUDENT NEWS, roll call. Here`s a look at some of the schools watching our show. First,

  • from Hickory High School in Hickory, North Carolina.

  • The Red Tornadoes. We head it over to Kentucky next for Olmstead Academy North and the Colts.

  • And last, but not least, from Sanford, high school in Sanford, Maine, the Spartans are on today`s roll.

  • Last month, hundreds of farmers in Utah noticed something disturbing.

  • Dozens of bald eagles lying sick on the ground. It left officials at the wild life rehabilitation center of northern Utah scratching their heads - what was causing this,

  • could it be linked to a recent dieoff of eared grebes,

  • which stopped at the Great Salt Lake this time a year and which Eagles are known to eat.

  • It`s very troubling.

  • It was a puzzling mystery.

  • Right now we have 27 Eagles that we know have died.

  • Nearly three dozen bald eagles dead. Another five, sick.

  • Lead poisoning has been definitively ruled out.

  • The division of wild life resources looks at every possibility.

  • We`ve been able to rule out a lot of things.

  • What they couldn`t rule out is the West Nile Virus. A virus spread by mosquitoes, but mosquitoes this time of year?

  • Now all the science and symptoms that we were seeing in the birds indicated something similar to West Nile, but the time of year threw that guess off.

  • So, they kept digging and determined that the bald eagles had been scavenging on dead grebes infected with West Nile.

  • How they got the virus in the winter, is still not clear.

  • Maybe they picked it up in another state then migrate it here to Utah. Or the grebes arrived here early, when mosquitoes were still around.

  • We don`t think that overall, the mortalities that we see will affect our population here in Utah or it was in the United States.

  • Although 27 dead eagles seems like a lot wildlife bosses don`t t think Utah`s population of bald Eagle`s numbering about 750 to a 1000, will be adversely affected.

  • As for the five sick yet surviving birds, they are recovering.

  • As for the five sick yet surviving birds, they are recovering.

  • Cutie would be responding really well to treatment. Hopefully, we`ll be able to release them.

  • Week story: two babies born in different years, better story - they are twins.

  • You`re looking at a pair of sisters. They were born a minute part at a hospital in Texas, but what a difference that minute made.

  • One girl was delivered at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2013. The other, 12 a.m. on January 1, 2014.

  • Both are healthy, though there were complications early in the pregnancy. For that reason, their mother says they`ll each get their own birthday party.

  • I`m guessing the reaction to that idea would be identical - it`s a win-win for the twin-twin.

  • We hope you find the time to watch CNN STUDENT NEWS again tomorrow.

  • We can`t promise another story like that, but if we find one, it will make us all twice as happy. Have a great day, everyone.

Happy New Year. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS and our first show of 2014.

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