Feels good to say, it's Friday.
Thank you for closing out the week with CNN Student News.
We are diving in today with a premise .
Public opinion can influence political leaders.
Basically, the more people push for something, the better chance it has of happening and vice versa.
After December school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of new gun laws in America.
Some people who want these laws declared yesterday a national day of action.
That's what President Obama is pushing for.
Two months, or three months, after something as horrific as what happened in Newtown happens.
And we've moved on other things?
That's not who we are.
Shame on us if we forgotten.
Some ideas have been proposed like a ban on assault weapons, but those proposals haven't got enough support in Congress to become law.
Opponents argued that the proposals are not the effective way to reduce gun violence.
And recent polls suggest that public support for major new gun laws is dropping.
We're to have from Washington D. C to Washington State next.
Earlier Wednesday morning, officials near Seattle started getting calls about a noise that sounded like thunder.
I was pretty scared I got out there with a flashlight and then just kept hearing a rambling and watching more and more.
It was the…It was always a road in, but that much of it? No, no.
What happened was a landslide, a huge landslide.
No was injured, but at least one home was destroyed and more than a dozen others were threatened.
It wasn't immediately clear what caused it,
but a CNN meteorologist said these houses are on the seismic fault that can shift on rare occasions.
an idea or theory on which a statement or action is based
eg.I wonder whether the whole premise is right.
the power to have an effect on people or things, or a person or thing that is able to do this
eg.Don't let me influence your decision.
a chance that something may happen or be true
eg.I see great possibilities in the scheme.
very bad and shocking
eg.He stiffened at the horrific sight.
to offer or suggest a possible plan or action for other people to consider
eg.I propose an early start tomorrow morning.