Fridays are awesome. You made it. This is our last edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS for the 2013-2014 school year. I'm Carl Azuz. Thank you for watching this D-Day.
It's the 70 anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in world history. On June 6, 1944, allied forces landed in Normandy, France. The foothold they gained marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.
American, British and Canadian troops began to squeeze the Nazis from the West with the Soviets pushing in from the East. Less than a year later, Germany surrendered, World War II in Europe was over.
Another story making headlines today. General Motors has fired 15 employees and released an internal investigation.
The problem-2.6 million GM vehicles had an ignition switch floor. It could shut off the car and disable airbags, power steering and any lock brakes. Wild driving.
GM failed to address the issue for 11 years. The investigation blamed incompetence and neglect throughout the company. Part of its penalty is a $35 million fine.
Time for the "Shoutout." Janet Yellen was confirmed as the first woman to chair what U.S. government body?
If you think you know it, shout it out! Is it: the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Trade Commission or Federal Reserve? You've got three seconds, go!
On February 3rd, 2014, Janet Yellen became the first woman to lead the Fed, the Federal Reserve. That's your answer and that's your shoutout.
And that's one of the questions and answers on our end of year news quiz. Teachers, if you loved our weekly news quizzes at cnnstudentnews.com, our year ender is that much more awesome.
It's available right now, totally free at cnnstudentnews.com. Just click under teaching tools.
This year we reported on a terrorist group called Boco Haram. Some of its members recently raided villages in North East Nigeria and killed hundreds of people.
The Islamic militants want to overthrow Nigeria's government and form an Islamic state. It's kidnapping more than 200 school girls. It was one of the major stories we covered this year. Here's a look back at some others.
Shutdown. At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, the possibility became a reality. And the sides in this U.S. government face-off were blaming each other.