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  • CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to your Wednesday edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS. I`m Carl Azuz.

  • Peaceful purposes or nuclear weapons?

  • For years, that`s been the debate over Iran`s controversial nuclear program.

  • Now, the discussion is happening face to face.

  • Representatives from Iran, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, China, France and Germany started meeting yesterday in the Swiss city of Geneva.

  • They are talking about that nuclear program.

  • Iran says it`s serious about resolving disputes over the program.

  • Representatives for the other country say Iran needs to address the concerns about the goals of the program.

  • In the past, Iran has been put under sanctions because of its nuclear program.

  • Sanctions are restrictions, usually economic ones.

  • The goal is to force the country to take action like changing a policy or starting to negotiate with other nations.

  • Some officials and analysts think Iran is offering to talk about its nuclear program in order to get those sanctions lifted.

  • One of them is Israel`s prime minister.

  • He says Iran regularly deceives the international community, so he doesn`t think the sanctions should be relaxed too soon.

  • Authorities in the Philippines are trying to get an idea of how bad the damage is.

  • A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake violently shook the central part of the country Tuesday morning.

  • Dozens of people were killed, most of them when buildings fell and dozens of others were missing as of last night.

  • A worker with the charity World Vision said people were staying in the streets in the hours after the quake

  • because as you can see from these pictures, some of the buildings that were still standing, were very unsafe to be around.

  • The Philippines is a nation of more than 7,000 islands. Earthquakes are common there.

  • The country`s disaster council said this one damaged ports, roads, schools, churches and homes and some landslides were also reported.

  • Moving back over to Washington D.C., were the debate over the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling is getting more intense than ever.

  • Yesterday, a group of military veterans held a rally in the nation`s capital.

  • They urged the president and Congress to end the shutdown, before its impact hits veterans and their families.

  • At the Capitol, there were reports of proposals from the Republican-led House, and the Democratic-led Senate.

  • CNN reporters were told there are a lot of opinions, but no decisions.

  • All while the clock kept ticking toward Thursday`s debt ceiling deadline.

  • Teachers, we have a bunch of great resources on the debt ceiling.

  • They are in the resources bin on our home page.

  • While you are there, make sure you check out our transcript and daily curriculum page.

  • This is your one stop shop for free educational materials related to each day show,

  • discussion questions, the media literacy question of the day, plus show transcript and downloadable maps.

  • It`s there for you every day, teachers, it`s at cnnstudentnews.com.

  • ANNOUNCER: See, if you can I.D. me.

  • I`m a U.S. military decoration.

  • I was established in 1861 for the Navy, and in 1862 for the Army.

  • I`m the country`s highest military honor.

  • I`m the Medal of Honor and among more than 40 million U.S. military veterans I`ve been awarded fewer than 3500 times.

  • AZUZ: Many of those medals have been awarded posthumously.

  • Before this week, there were five living recipients from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Now, there are six.

  • In what he described as monumental event,

  • former Army Captain William Swenson received the Medal of Honor yesterday for his actions during a battle in Afghanistan in 2009.

  • The statement nominating him for the honor talks about how Captain Swenson "wilfully put his life in danger multiple times in service of his fallen and wounded comrades."

  • BARBARA STARR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It was a helicopter ride into the hell of war and the soul of Captain William Swenson,

  • a soldier who refused to leave anyone behind and spoke up to senior commanders when it all went wrong.

  • FORMER CAPT. WILLIAM SWENSON, MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT: And what happened that day, it was a result of clouded judgment.

  • It was result of clouded judgment on behalf of people who did later received letters of reprimand.

  • STARR: In this valley, four years ago, Swenson and his men were ambushed in one of the most brutal firefights of the Afghan war.

  • Swenson said his men did not get urgently needed air support, a claim validated by the Army.

  • Then his nomination file was said to be lost.

  • Now, he`s finally receiving the Medal of Honor, the nation`s highest combat award.

  • It was early morning when the column of more than 100 U.S. and Afghan troops started up the valley`s narrow path.

  • Enemy fire opened up from three sides.

  • SWENSON: Outnumbered, outgunned, and we have taken casualties.

  • STARR: Sergeant First Class Kenneth Wespert (ph) is shot in the throat and lain out in the open.

  • SWENSON: He called out to me and said, I`m hit. And he wasn`t panicked.

  • There was no education of pain. I called to him all right, hold on, I can`t get to you.

  • I`m pinned down, keep fighting.

  • STARR: Swenson run to cross-open ground dodging enemy fire to get him.

  • Sergeant Kevin Duerst was crew chief of the Medevac helo coming to get the wounded.

  • A helmet-mounted camera captures Swenson flashing an orange panel so the helicopter can find him, but it makes him an enemy target.

  • STAFF SGT. KEVIN DUERST, CALIF. NATIONAL GUARD: He was completely under control of the whole situation. He knew exactly what had to be done and when.

  • STARR: Swenson and a medic helped Wespert to the helo and then a moment amid the mayhem.

  • Watch as Swenson gently kisses Wespert good bye.

  • Swenson has no memory of it.

  • SWENSON: I was just trying to keep his spirits up.

  • I wanted him to know that it was going to be OK.

  • And I wanted him to know that he`d done his job, but it was time for him to go.

  • STARR: Swenson determined to get everyone out, went back into the battle with other still under fire to find and bring out the bodies of dead American and Afghan fighters.

  • Sergeant Wespert died a few weeks later.

  • Barbara Starr, CNN, the Pentagon.

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

  • Ruminate, sup and gormandize are all synonyms for what action?

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

  • Is it walk, eat, drink or paint?

  • You`ve got three seconds, go!

  • After chewing that one over, hopefully, you`d figure that those are all synonyms for eating.

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

  • AZUZ: Chewing that one over. All right, your parents probably told you, don`t talk with your mouth full.

  • A restaurant in Brooklyn, New York is taking that lesson - is taking it a step further.

  • During special meals, diners have to sip their lips from the minute they walk in the door.

  • STEVE LANGFORD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A quiet revolution at this Green Point restaurant where every week or so, diners get the silent treatment.

  • Four course, prefixed organic meals in complete silence inspired by a young chef`s time in an Eastern culture.

  • NICHOLAS NAUMAN, HEAD CHEF, "EAT" RESTAURANT: I spent some time in a Buddhist monastery in India when I was in college, and we had a silent breakfast everyday.

  • JORDAN COLON, OWNER, "EAT RESTAURANT: We just ask them to turn off their phones and to remain silent for the remainder of the meal.

  • LANGFORD: A hush fulls (ph) over the dining room, interrupted only by the occastional hand gesture or ...

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We`ve made a lot of facial expressions, you know. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yeah.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We found other ways of communicating that (inaudible).

  • LANGFORD: So far, they haven`t had to discipline anybody for making noise, but there have been a couple of close calls.

  • A man steps outside to blow his nose while this woman struggles with a giggle.

  • But how would the inevitable difficult diner complain other than suffering in silence?

  • EVA SCHMIDT, SOUS-CHEF, "EAT RESTAURANT": If there`s something that`s not quite right or,

  • you know, maybe they wanted something different, like it gives one opportunity to kind of just like be with that moment.

  • AZUZ: (inaudible) how the food is, though?

  • Either way, we are talking about this on our blog, if you`re 13 or older, we want you to talk about it, too.

  • Could you make it through a mute meal?

  • Dine without din, sup in silencio.

  • Better yet, if you try it, tell us how it went. Our blog is up at cnnstudentnews.com.

  • It`s Wednesday. That`s when our "Roll Call" goes worldwide.

  • Today, we`re heading to Canada, the Caribbean and Kiev.

  • First stop, Welland (ph), in the province of Ontario.

  • That`s where we check in with the Eagles at Eastdale Secondary School.

  • Then, it`s down to St. Thomas and the U.S. Virgin Islands where the All Saints Cathedral School Vikings make our "Roll Call."

  • And finally, we`ve got the Cossacks from Kiev International School in the capital city of Ukraine.

  • You`ve seen a cat play with the ball of string.

  • Bears get the jumbo version.

  • Actually, this one, his name is Eli, he`s playing tetherball.

  • If you`ve ever played it, the point of the game is to smack the ball so the chain wraps around the poll.

  • Faced on this YouTube video, it looks like Eli has got the hang of it.

  • He`s ducking and weaving, he`s timing his hits.

  • Of course, he`s also not playing against an opponent, so when it comes to effort, Eli may just be giving it the bear minimum.

  • Still, looks like he`s having a ball.

  • How does he respond to autograph requests?

  • He could growl or sign, get it, or sign.

  • Bear paw (ph), just green in - it`s time for us to poll us.

  • For CNN STUDENT NEWS, I`m Carl Azuz. Have a great rest of your day.

  • END

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to your Wednesday edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS. I`m Carl Azuz.

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