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We areSpartans from Junior High.Roseville, California.

Take it away, Carl!

I will. Big thanks for an awesome introduction to our Halloween edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS.

We'll have more of your impressive pumpkin prowess later on, but we start today with the Affordable Care Act, which is usually known as Obamacare.

The site where people can sign up went live at the beginning of October.

But the launch didn't go smoothly.

One person described the experience of using the site as miserably frustrating.

And that was the person who is charge of it.

Kathleen Sebelius is the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary.

Her department is responsible for different parts of Obamacare.

That includes the enrollment Web site and the problems that have come with it.

I'm as frustrated and angry as anyone.

With the flawed launch of healthcare.gov.

So, let me say directly to these Americans.

You deserve better.

I apologize.

Secretary Sebelius faced hours of questions during that Congressional hearing yesterday.

Democrats and Republicans in Congress talked about the problems with the Obamacare Web site.

But that isn't the only controversy surrounding the new law.

There is a big debate about the health insurance plans that Americans already have.

Most Americans who have health insurance, get it through their employers or government programs like Medicare.

But more than 15 million Americans have individual health care coverage.

When this law was proposed, President Obama and his administration said many times, that Americans could keep their health care plans.

But people who work in the insurance industry, say most of those Americans with individual plans will see changes or even cancellations.

Just the facts: the Cold War was a historic period that started after World War II.

The main opponents were the United States and the former Soviet Union, although other countries were involved as well.

The Cold War included spying between countries, but it never developed into a direct military conflict.

But it was over by 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed.

One of the biggest symbols of the Cold War was in Germany, the Berlin Wall.

It split the city and the country in half. Separating communist East Germany from Democratic West Germany.

The wall came down in 1989, and Germany reunited the next year.

Now, Germany says it's the victim of Cold War tactics: spying.

And German officials want answers.

NSA field station, Berlin Teufelsberg, a relic of U.S. espionage in the forests around Berlin.

Now, a for graffiti artists and backdrop for some of the best kite flying in the German capital.

From this vantage point, right on top of the tiny island that was West Berlin, every-which direction you looked, was East, the Eastern Block.

This was one of the most important surveillance posts of the Cold War.

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