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  • Fridays are awesome.

  • This one, though, is a little bitter sweet because it is our last show of 2013.

  • We`re going to look back at some of the stories we covered this year, but first up, we`ve got a congressional compromise.

  • We are talking about a budget, a plan for how the U.S. government will spend money.

  • The House of Representatives passed it last week.

  • The Senate passed it this week. And when President Obama signs it, which he said he will, it will become law.

  • Over the past several years, any budget talks have been tense:

  • the Republicans and Democrats compromised to come up with this plan. Several members of both parties are happy with some of what`s in the budget deal or what`s not.

  • Some pointed out that the budget will reduce some military benefits.

  • Others criticized it for not including an extension for unemployment benefits.

  • But one Senator said, that`s how things go when the Senate and the House are controlled by different parties.

  • He said, "Nothing is going to be perfect in this world. It`s called compromise."

  • This budget plan does outline government spending through 2015.

  • It loosens some spending restrictions that were in place, and it cancels some cuts that affected different government programs.

  • Plus, this deal makes it unlikely for there to be another government shutdown like the one that happened earlier this year.

  • Target is the second biggest merchandise retail chain in the country.

  • But Target became the target of a security breach, and it could affect 40 million people.

  • The breach involved data from credit cards and debit cards.

  • If you shopped at a Target store between November 27 and December 15, you might be affected.

  • This is only if you shopped in a brick and mortar store, so online sales not involved.

  • Target hasn`t said how its systems were hacked, but it did say that the issue that allowed the breach has been identified and resolved.

  • The U.S. Secret Service is investigating.

  • That agency is responsible for protecting the country`s financial framework and payment systems.

  • If you think you might have been affected by this or if you are ever affected by stolen credit card information, there are some ways to protect yourself.

  • Check your statements and look for charges you don`t recognize. Call your credit card company and bank and let them know what has happened.

  • And if you need to, replace your card and get a new pin number.

  • It`s time for the last "Shoutout" of 2013. Pope Francis is the first non-European pope in more than a thousand years.

  • So where was Pope Francis born?

  • If you think you know it, then shout it out! Is it Argentina, South Africa, Mexico or Portugal?

  • You`ve got three seconds, go!

  • Pope Francis is from Argentina.

  • He`s the first pope ever from the Americas.

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

  • And now you know the answer to one of the questions in our end of year news quiz.

  • Do I have remorse? Absolutely.

  • Teachers, you can find that at cnnstudentnews.com. We asked on Facebook for your nominations for the biggest stories of 2013.

  • This next video covers some of those and a whole lot more. It`s the year in news in about three and a half minutes.

  • Fair warning: these are going to fly by quickly, so watch closely and see how many you can identify along the way.

  • Pentagon is eliminating its ban on women in combat. Fire threat in Southeast Australia.

  • Popes don`t step down, they remain in office until they die. Iran`s saying it`s successfully sent his monkey into space.

  • Gas field at eastern Algeria. Manti Te`O was conned. View of a meteor. The night the lights went out.

  • The manhunt over - shooting took place. First, budget cuts. It`s the bottle of water.

  • Cure the two year old of HIV. Reject the armistice. Xi Jinping.

  • Habemus papam. Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Here I am. The baby monkey brought to Germany by Justin Bieber.

  • Two huge explosions that happened there ... ... police officers treating people ... Are listing photos ... Being losers. Officer was killed.

  • Second bombing suspect is in custody. West fertilizer plant ... The latest disaster to hit the Bangladesh garment industry. They found after years.

  • First degree murder, guilty. Two mile wide tornado. IRS treated Tea Party groups. Just as department secretly obtained ... The thrownups (ph). That`s amazing.

  • ... voted to allow gay youth to be scouts. NSA, the National Security Agency. A massive apparatus. Prism (ph) Knowing leading Internet companies.

  • My name is Ed Snowden. On a tear down ... Syrian regime used chemical weapons. (inaudible) is the spot of north India. Hassan Roukhani.

  • Inappropriate hurtful language. That`s Aaron Hernandez. In violation of the Fifth Amendment ... Filibuster by a Democratic state senator.

  • Sharknado. Detroit. Largest municipal bankruptcy. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambrdidge. Deadliest wildfire in American in decades. ... is a town in eastern Quebec.

  • It appears to strike the sea wall. A new president has been sworn in ... Baffled over the word "coup." George Zimmerman, not guilty.

  • Bradley Manning found not guilty on the charge of aiding the enemy. Blast from the past. Now, she was OK.

  • If I don`t defend myself, no one else will. Area 51. Antigay propaganda law. Never, ever give up!

  • First Miss America of Indian descent. Voyager has entered interstellar space. Frightening site in northern Colorado. Crime scene at the Washington Navy Yard.

  • Westgate Shopping Mall. They rotate the ship aside .... What does the fox say? Government`s closed.

  • Shutdown, day one. Healhcare.gov. Internal server error ... Reopen the government. Oarfish.

  • The mysterious barge. Twitter is worth about $25 billion. Car chase that started near the White House and ended on Capitol Hill.

  • So many of these shipwrecks ... School shooting in Nevada. First ever TSA officer to be killed in the line of duty.

  • Mobster chain`s Whitey Bulger was sentenced .... We made a mistake. Tacloban struck by C4 typhoon Haiyan. First step towards preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapon.

  • By a drone. Metro North train was traveling much too fast. ... gathered in the capital Kiev.

  • Under siege by the selector militias. There has been a shooting there. He`s now at peace.

  • You know from watching our show, the news isn`t always so somber.

  • One uplifting example, Chad Pregracke. He`s CNN`s hero of the year who`s led around 70,000 volunteers to clean up millions of pounds of garbage from America`s rivers.

  • Listen to what he said he`d do with the $250,000 he was awarded by CNN.

  • You know, I`ve met so many great people today, the other heroes.

  • And like I`m really moved by other stories, all the things they do around the world. And like the $250 grand,

  • I`m just going to give 10 grand to each of them because they are awesome. So, yeah!

  • There`s also Savannah Day. 14 years old,

  • she recently had to have brain surgery, which meant she`d be in the hospital over Christmas.

  • Savannah decided to collect toys for the other kids who`d be there with her. Her goal was 500 toys. She collected 4,000.

  • The reason why I wanted to do this was to set a cheer reaction, so when the kids get out of the hospital, they would do something nice for somebody else.

  • Savannah came through her surgery OK, and she`s now recovering.

  • And you could call this guy the kindest king of Dairy Queen.

  • Joey Prusak saw a blind customer drop a $20 bill and a woman behind him pick up the money and pocket it.

  • Prusak asked her to leave the store, then he gave the blind man $20 out of his own pocket.

  • Prusak became the community hero once this story got out.

  • You knew we wouldn`t go without having a little holiday fun.

  • So, let`s start with some penguins in Santa suits. It`s the exact opposite of old Saint Nic in the tuxedo.

  • Of course, penguins couldn`t actually chill with Santa, they are polar opposites.

  • So, you just have to look at these little guys, shake your head and wonder what`ll they think of next?

  • How about a gingerbread house that`s the size of an actual house.

  • This thing is more than 39,000 cubic feet. Yes, that`s a record. And the confectionary accouterments accounts for nearly 36 million calories.

  • That will hit the sweet spot and must have cost a lot of dough.

  • A deer, a reindeer? This huge hoofer (ph) used to be a horse, then someone added antlers and the Rudolph red nose.

  • It`s set up with the sleigh where people can leave blankets to donate to the homeless,

  • which makes the project especially endeering.

  • We wouldn`t want to miss the chance before we dasher away to say thank you.

  • Thanks for watching CNN STUDENT NEWS, for interacting with us on social media, sending in tons of Roll Call requests, sending us I-Reports and mostly, for being the most awesome audience we could ask for.

  • CNN STUDENT NEWS will be back in January.

  • For now, we wish you a merry Christmas, happy and safe holidays and a very happy New Year.

Fridays are awesome.

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