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CNN 10 - December 4, 2020

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December 4, 2020

There are a lot of ups and downs on CNN 10 today. An unmanned mission to the moon and an outline of a newly discovered exoplanet headline the show. We're discussing the pros and cons of vertical farming, and we're diving into the world's deepest swimming pool. And finally, a tumbleweed snowman brings a little Christmas spirit to the desert.

1. With a 30-yard kickoff, Sarah Fuller recently became the first woman to play football in the NCAA's Power 5 conferences. What team does she play for?

2. A recent council election in White Bluff, Tennessee -- which was tied when two candidates each received 893 votes -- was settled by what method?

3. In what nation was a nuclear scientist named Mohsen Fakhrizadeh apparently assassinated, causing a flare-up of tensions in the Middle East?

4. The country named in question 3 accuses what other nation of being responsible for Fakhrizadeh's killing, though its government hasn't formally commented on it?

5. Name the Australian airline that says it plans to require its international passengers to have had a Covid vaccine (once one becomes available) in order to fly.

6. A biologist and two technology workers teamed up to create facial-recognition software to keep track of what type of bear?

7. What was recently discovered in a remote part of Utah only to disappear on November 27th -- the same weekend when something similar appeared in Romania?

8. On what Australian island have bushfires been burning out of control for six weeks, triggering the evacuations of workers and tourists?

9. Food banks and the U.S. government are trying to address what issue, which is estimated to affect 50 million Americans and defined as not having reliable access to healthy food?

10. What type of planet, which is defined as a planet that orbits around a different star than our Sun, did researchers recently identify 210 light years away?

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