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  • Carla Zeus Fridays are awesome.

  • This is CNN 10.

  • Here's a down the middle explanation of what's going on today.

  • Starting in the U.

  • S.

  • Capitol, it looks like another partial shutdown of the American government won't happen, at least for the time being.

  • Congress and the president have come to an agreement on howto fund the government in the days ahead, which prevents the partial shutdown.

  • The one that took place in December and January happened because Democrats and Republicans were divided over government spending on a wall or barrier between the US and Mexico.

  • President Donald Trump, who said for years that a wall is necessary to better protect America, insisted that Congress approved $5.7 billion to pay for it.

  • Democrats have called a wall expensive and unnecessary, and they insisted they would not approve the funding.

  • In the weeks since the shutdown ended, lawmakers from both parties have been trying to work out a compromise on government funding.

  • What they came up with includes more than $1.3 billion to build new barriers on the border, and last night the White House said President Trump would sign the legislation because it falls well short of the $5.7 billion he wanted, though the White House said the president would declare a separate national emergency to secure the funding for the border.

  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says declaring a national emergency would be a lawless act.

  • The White House says it's prepared for any legal challenges to the declaration, so more partisan fighting could lie ahead.

  • And when we produce this show, nothing had been finalized, though the House and Senate were rushing to get the compromised funding package approved crossing the Atlantic.

  • We're taking you to Nigeria, a West African country that is gearing up for a major presidential election this Saturday, We say Major, because the country has both great importance to Africa and great struggles to overcome.

  • Nigeria is officially a federal presidential republic.

  • It's the largest democracy and economy on the African continent.

  • But according to the Brookings Institution, the U.

  • S.

  • Based research group, Nigeria also has the world's highest number of people living in extreme poverty, it past India and that ranking just last year.

  • Nigeria's also struggled with violence, terrorism and corruption, and there are concerns about potential violence damaging this election, though it's votes have smoothed out since 2007.

  • The world will be watching when Nigerians go to the polls.

  • On the 60.

  • Nigeria is often described as a giant of Africa is the largest economy, the largest oil producer on the most populous country in the continent.

  • All this should mean that life is good for Nigerians, right?

  • Well, not quite.

  • The constant complaints from citizens is that the country's well just does not trickle down to the average man, a woman who was struggling to make ends meet.

  • To make matters worse, Nigeria is now the country with the most extremely poor people in the world.

  • According to the World Poverty Clock.

  • They're now 87 million Nigerians living in extreme poverty, which means they're all surviving on less than $2 a day.

  • How did it all go wrong?

  • The simple answer is that Nigeria's oil well has been squandered, stolen and grossly mismanaged from corruption and sheer incompetence.

  • There's also been an overdependence on oil revenues, which once traded $100 a barrel on crashed $40 at its lowest fries.

  • Nigeria failed to make hay while the sun was shining, and as oil prices fell, revenues dwindle.

  • Successive governments have promised a diversified economy into other areas.

  • But those industries have not really materialized on revenue is still largely dependent on oil Nigeria, maybe the biggest economy on the continent.

  • But it's in crisis, with high levels of debt and massive overspending that, analysts say is just not sustainable.

  • With an estimated 190 million inhabitants, Nigeria is also facing a population explosion and has been projected to overtake the U.

  • S to become the world's third most populous country.

  • Like 2050 this population boom brings with it a ticking time bomb off unemployment and poverty, especially among those worth under 25.

  • They make up more than 60% of society, one of the largest use populations in the world.

  • The lack of infrastructure, poor living conditions, inequality and lack of jobs has led to many frustrations among this demographic, and they are clamoring for real change.

  • When President Buhari, a former military ruler, was elected in 2015 it was the first peaceful transition of power in the country.

  • He promised to be a new broom, offering a clean sweep off the old routine, but many have been left disillusioned and angry rising levels of inequality.

  • Lack of opportunities on extreme poverty.

  • Technology company Amazon has canceled plans to build part of a second headquarters in New York City.

  • It's main campuses in Seattle, Washington.

  • About a year and 1/2 ago, Amazon announced it would build a second headquarters, and more than 230 cities joined a competition to be the sight of it.

  • New York City and Crystal City, Virginia, were two of them.

  • Combined the offered Amazon $2.8 billion worth of incentives, benefits like tax breaks, and they became the two places Amazon chose for its second headquarters.

  • Amazon was expected to eventually bring 25,000 high paying jobs to each city and tens of billions of dollars in new tax revenue.

  • But protests started in New York.

  • Residents didn't like their current tax dollars being spent to attract Amazon, and some are concerned that home prices would rise, making them too expensive for people who already live there.

  • Amazon and several New York politicians blamed each other for the reasons why the project was cancelled.

  • The company says it won't reopen its search for another campus right now.

  • The governor of New Jersey, says his state's open for business.

  • 12th Trivia.

  • Which of these NASA missions to Mars was launched in 2003?

  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Science Laboratory?

  • Or maybe the only one of these missions launched that year was that of the Exploration Rovers spirit and opportunity.

  • The time for opportunity on Mars is over, but before that's taken out of contact, we're talking about a rover that's named Opportunity.

  • It was launched in July of 2003.

  • It landed on the Red Planet in early 2004.

  • It was part of a $1 billion mission that included the other Rover named Spirit.

  • That machine got stuck in the sand in 2011 and eventually stopped communicating with NASA.

  • Opportunity lasted until last June, when its communications systems also went down.

  • NASA's tried to contact it hundreds of times, but after the space agency's latest attempt wasn't answered on Tuesday night, it said Opportunity's mission was officially over.

  • Both rovers work much longer than the 90 days their mission had them officially listed for.

  • Scientists say Opportunity traveled 28 miles over the rocky, sandy surface of Mars and took more than 200,000 pictures.

  • They say it also found evidence that suggests ancient Mars once had liquid water on it.

  • Even without opportunity, NASA has several other active missions around Mars.

  • One of them is the two and 1/2 $1,000,000,000 curiosity mission.

  • Who's Rover Continues to roam The Red Planet.

  • Theo, lifelong baseball card collector, recently visited a shop in Nevada and saw this.

  • It's a 1921 Babe Ruth card.

  • It was listed for eight bucks, but because the shop owner thought it was a fake, he sold it for two.

  • Turns out it wasn't a fake.

  • It's apparently one of the rarest baseball cards on the planet, and the collector says he's gotten three multimillion dollar offers for it.

  • He says he doesn't want to sell it, but that he will give more money to the shop.

  • Now some may say to the collector's Sultan of Swat, Are you waiting for Don't you Bambino?

  • That card is the Colossus of Clout.

  • Could give a big bam to your bank account, but we can't rush to judge.

  • That would be a behemoth of a bust in a pretty rude thing to do Anyway, he had Babe Ruth puns.

  • You know they're a hit.

  • CNN 10 will be back next Tuesday.

  • We're off Monday for the President's Day holiday.

  • We'll see you right here on the 19.

Carla Zeus Fridays are awesome.

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