"Just moments ago, a recess was called until morning here on Capitol Hill, marking the end of the first full day of Congressional Hearings on the implementation of the Superhuman Registration Act," The young female reporter, a warm coat over her trademark yellow outfit, stood on the steps of the Capitol Building, which was bathed in the fading light of a D.C. sunset. "Today's session was mostly preliminary information on both sides of the debate questioning both the legality of the act and it's implementation by billionaire playboy-superhero Tony Stark."
"Tomorrow Captain America himself is scheduled to speak, his testimony should take up the bulk of the day, while his strongest supporters in the resistance against the Superhuman Registration Act--the X-Men--are scheduled for early next week. Both Captain America and the X-Men are likely to focus on allegations first reported right here on CNN, that Stark and SHIELD have been breaking the laws that they were commissioned to enforce, especially with regard to using minors, both with and without powers, in the many superhuman battles that have been fought in recent months. I spoke with Senator Clancy Leposi, newly appointed senate majority leader, as she left the session this afternoon."
The camera cut to the Senator, dressed impeccably in a skirt suit, walking down the steps of the Capitol, multiple microphones shoved in her face. "We are, of course, VERY concerned with the allegations," she said, looking from one camera to another, "The protection of minors and civil rights of our superhuman citizens are of utmost concern. Yes, all of the heroes testifying have been granted temporary amnesty until a decision can be made." At a muffled question about the decision to appoint Tony Stark to lead the enforcement of the act, her face remained unreadable, only the slightest hint of a frown appearing. "There are many things still under investigation at this time. I'm sorry, no further questions."
Back on the screen, the young reporter pushed a wisp of long brown hair out of her face. "It has also been reported that the X-Men will be meeting with the President and the Secretary of Education to offer their experience on education of superhuman children. In hiding just a few days ago, now these heroes are being celebrated here in the nation's capitol. Reporting live on Capitol Hill, this has been April O'Neill. Back to you in the studio."
Her image faded, and Ben Yorick appeared, smiling on his first day back in the anchorman chair. "Thank you April. CNN is proud to be affiliated with such heroes, who, like those in our profession, look beyond what is strictly legal to what is true and what is right. After the break, an investigative report. India and the outsourcing of supercop factories. Our team sheds some light on the allegations of SHIELD using facilities in Calcutta to turn normal kids into Prime Sentinels."