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  • CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Fridays are awesome. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • Today, the partial government shutdown over.

  • The possible U.S. debt ceiling crisis averted for now.

  • Late Wednesday night, Congress voted on the deal and approved it.

  • Early Thursday morning, President Obama signed it.

  • As the day moved forward, things in Washington started returning to normal.

  • Federal employees who were furloughed, set home without pay, were back at work yesterday.

  • The deal says, they`ll get back pay to cover what they missed while they were furloughed.

  • Most national parks and landmarks, like the Everglades in Florida had been close since the shutdown started.

  • They are back open now and accepting visitors.

  • Keep in mind, the deal passed this week is temporary.

  • It funds the government until January.

  • It raises the debt ceiling until February.

  • So, after it was passed, leaders of the House and Senate budget committees got together to start the next round of negotiations.

  • When you hear the world "slavery" you might just think of it as something from history.

  • The U.S. Civil War decided the issue here, and today slavery is illegal in every single country.

  • But right now, worldwide, there are more slaves than at any other time in history.

  • Modern day slavery isn`t always the same as the images you see in textbooks.

  • It includes human trafficking, force labor, child exploitation, forced marriage.

  • A new report used a decade of research to offer the latest information on slavery and its victims.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Sadly, in 2013 that story`s far more prevalent than you`d expect.

  • 29.8 million.

  • That`s the staggering estimate of how many people around the world are leaving as modern day slaves, according to Walk Free Foundation.

  • The number is cited in the foundation`s global slavery index, which for the first time provides a map, country by country of the depth and breadth of the scourge.

  • These ten countries account for 76 percent of the world`s enslaved people.

  • China, Russia, Nigeria, Pakistan are all in there.

  • But India, the world`s second most populous nation has by far the highest number of slaves, estimated up between 13 and 14.5 million people.

  • NICK GRONO, CEO, WALK FREE FOUNDATION: A lot of experts would say, that`s a conservative number.

  • India has a massive problem with forced labor, bonded labor.

  • There are whole communities that are forced to work on brick (inaudible) or forced to work in stone quarries.

  • Kids were working in (inaudible) factories, so it`s a massive problem.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But the index found that it is Mauritania, which was the last country to outlaw slavery in 1961, where the problem is most prevalent.

  • With an estimation one in five citizens bonded to a master, tradition is proving hard to break.

  • AZUZ: Teachers, for more information about the fight against modern day slavery, check out the freedom project link on our home page.

  • Next up today, shooting stars - they are meteors, and when they hit the Earth atmosphere, they can cause serious problems, like the one that exploded over Russia earlier this year.

  • After waiting for months, scientists are getting their hands on what they think is a piece of that one.

  • You`ll hear that it weighs more than 570 kilograms.

  • For reference, that`s more than 1250 pounds.

  • ISHA SESAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This was the scene back in February as a massive meteor streaked across the sky,

  • turning night into day, the fire balls and shockwaves across Russia, shattering windows, injuring some 1200 people and causing millions of dollars in damage.

  • Scientists say fragments of it crash-landed here, beneath the ice of this frozen lake near the city of Chelyabinsk.

  • Now, eight months later, the ice is gone, and on Wednesday, in an operation covered live on Russian TV, divers entered the murky water.

  • At the bottom of the lake they found what is believed to be the largest single fragment of the meteorite.

  • The 1.5 (inaudible) boulder was dragged to shore then weighed, where it literally tipped than broke the scales.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): If it weighs more than 500 kilograms, than the object is unique in itself,

  • and it`s likely to be one of the biggest meteorites ever found.

  • SESAY: This expected space roll crumbled into several chunks, but still weighed in more than 570 kilograms.

  • Now, scientists want to confirm this is indeed the meteorite they`ve been searching for.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The initial visual survey which we were talking about now doesn`t give us 100 percent certainty.

  • We still need to conduct more research, a structural analysis and other tests.

  • SESAY: When it entered Earth atmosphere, scientists estimate, the meteo weighed about 10,000 tons.

  • It`s just a fraction of that size now, but scientists seem confident, they made an out of this world discovery.

  • Isha Sesay, CNN.

  • ANNOUNCER: It`s time for "The Shoutout."

  • Which of these countries is on Iberian Peninsula?

  • If you think you know it, then shout it out.

  • Is it Italy, South Korea, Yemen or Spain?

  • You`ve got three seconds, go!

  • The Iberian Peninsula is in southwestern Europe, and it`s occupied by Portugal and Spain.

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

  • AZUZ: There are four time zones in the continuous United States.

  • Spain has one, and Spanish officials are thinking about changing it.

  • They are considering going back in time on hour.

  • In Spain, many workers take long lunch breaks or midday siestas.

  • They tend to eat late, leave work late and go to bed late.

  • A report says, shifting the country`s time zone could make a major difference.

  • ISA SOARES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Autumn may have arrived, but here in Madrid workers are still enjoying their outdoor lunch breaks as if summer had never left.

  • Not even the music can disturb the public napping.

  • Just a few kilometers down the road at Studio Banana when it`s time for Siesta, they use this:

  • ALI GANJAVIAN, CO-FOUNDER, STUDIO BANANA: The ostrich pillow is a product, which is a device for sleeping.

  • It`s kind of - came about because we were spending a lot of time work in the studio, so we thought ourselves, why don`t we create a product that allows us to sleep anyway.

  • SOARES: Their product is in many ways a wakeup call for workers who tend to leave work, eat and go to bed later than their European counterparts.

  • But that`s about to change. The government says it`s considering turning back the clocks by an hour.

  • Spanish dictator General Franco moved Spain from Greenwich Meantime in 1942 to follow his ally Nazi Germany.

  • Since then, Spain has been one hour ahead of GMT during the winter.

  • And two hours ahead in the summer.

  • And that reportedly cost the economy as much as eight percent of GDP because of lost productivity.

  • IGNACIO BUQUERAS Y BACH, PRESIDENT, FUNDACION INDEPENDIENTE (through translator): For 71 years, we have been on the wrong clock.

  • So, we`re recommending a more flexible work schedule so that the days don`t finish any later than 5 P.M.

  • And that lunch won`t last for more than 40 minutes.

  • SOARES: Advice that has been taken up by Studio Banana.

  • The working lunch here has been reduced to 45 minutes, but it`s still an important part of their working day.

  • Over (inaudible) they can bounce ideas off each other.

  • It`s this model that many say Spain should adopt because it means to have more time to spend with their families.

  • They sleep longer, and they are less lethargic at work.

  • All in all, more productive.

  • AZUZ: Well, if you`re already on Facebook, you might have noticed that our Facebook page topped 100,000 likes this week. Very happy about that.

  • So, to say, thank you all of today`s "Roll Call" schools come from request we received on Facebook.

  • We`re going to start in Wellsberg, West Virginia with the brewings Brooke High,

  • heading down to Texas to check in with the Magnolia Junior High Bull Dogs

  • and up to Illinois where the tigers from Elmwood Park High School round out today`s "Roll Call."

  • Halloween is less than two weeks away, we`re giving you chance to show off your holiday creativity.

  • We`re talking pumpkins.

  • If you are 13 or older, you can send us an I-report with pictures of your best jack-o-lanterns.

  • If you want a chance to get on our show, you have to get your I-report in by October, 28th.

  • All the details at cnnstudentnews.com.

  • And speaking of pumpkins, we`ve got a whopper for you.

  • When you need a forklift and special harness to get your pumpkin up on the scale, you got a monster.

  • This thing checked in at 1985 pounds. Goodness gracious, that`s nearly a full ton.

  • It took first place at this pumpkin weigh-off and beat last year`s champ by a good 200 pounds.

  • (inaudible) go home with nearly 13,000 bucks too.

  • If you decide to invest that in growing another one for next year, you could definitely consider that seed money.

  • We make our share of bad puns, but you can`t deny that was a gourd one.

  • Have a gourd weekend, everybody.

  • END

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Fridays are awesome. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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