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  • Hi, I`m Carl Azuz. It`s great to have you watching CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • This Tuesday, we are starting in Ukraine, a very unstable country.

  • Some Ukrainians want closer ties to Russia.

  • Others want to align themselves with Western Europe.

  • The crisis is getting worse.

  • Protesters aligned with Russia have taken over Ukrainian government buildings in certain cities

  • Ukraine`s government set deadlines for those demonstrators to leave or to be forced out by Ukraine`s armed forces.

  • But these deadlines have passed without action by either side.

  • Ukraine and its allies including the U.S. blame Russia for stirring up instability.

  • They`re concerned Russia may be trying to take over more of Ukraine after an annex the pro-Russian region of Crimea last month.

  • Russia accuses Ukraine of war against its own people and says it`s the West that will determine whether civil war in Ukraine is avoided.

  • Russia accuses Ukraine of war against its own people and says it`s the West that will determine whether civil war in Ukraine is avoided.

  • From Ukraine we are crossing land and sea, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • It was a city shocked and in many ways strengthened after a terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon exactly one year ago.

  • As runners and spectators prepare for the 2014 Marathon next Monday,

  • CNN caught up with a runner who was affected by two terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

  • A freshly painted finish line and with it a new beginning for 36,000 runners ready to cross it.

  • April 15th last year was the hardest day I`ve had since, you know, the fall of 2001, the emotions and feelings came crashing back.

  • When the bombs went off at last year`s marathon, Sally Duval`s husband, a runner, had just reached mile 25.

  • He was unharmed but she quickly became determined.

  • I knew pretty much right away after last year`s bombings that I was going to run no matter what and there was nothing that could stop me from being a part of it.

  • It was such an emotional, crazy time.

  • For Duval, it was all too similar to that September day almost 12 years before.

  • Her brother, Teddy Maloney, who worked at the World Trade Center, never came home.

  • I think that I feel very strongly that they can`t keep us down, and these kind of events,

  • these terrorist acts that keep happening, you know, we need to rise above them.

  • This year, running the Boston marathon will still be a feat for the elite,

  • but also a job for runners with unfinished business and an opportunity for anyone who saw the devastation and wants to help heal the heartbreak.

  • This being my first marathon, I`m really thinking I`m overwhelmed at times,

  • but then I say I have to practice what I preach so I`m healing myself.

  • Joanne Pomodoro is a clinical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital and a first time marathoner.

  • She`s busy training, but also coaching other athletes for the mental hurdles they could face this year at every mile.

  • PTSD doesn`t come up until probably three months to six months after an event and many times if people don`t work on what the issue is,

  • then they may re-experience it, so not being at the course, not training again on the course,

  • and then all of that might become a flooding experience, with too many emotions.

  • Putting one foot in front of the other, Duval has spent years learning how to move forward in the face of devastating loss.

  • This year, she may help show others the way.

  • I think that you just have to stick with your routine and breathe in and breathe out every day,

  • and the anniversary will come and be very, very emotional, but you move through it and you feel a sense of relief as you get past that day.

  • Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.

  • Today, CNN STUDENT NEWS Roll Call is raving up in Dearborn, Michigan with the thunderbirds of Edsel Ford High School.

  • From there, we are rolling east, at NHS school, Carlisle.

  • We are saying hello to the bulldogs in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

  • And in the Orange State, it`s all about the Eagles.

  • Parkland, Florida is where Stoneman Douglas High has made our roll.

  • Today is tax day in America. It doesn`t sound like a holiday, and it`s not. For a good reason.

  • It`s the deadline for Americans to file their income taxes with the government.

  • About 146 million people share this deadline.

  • It can`t be extended, if needed, but if Americans don`t pay their taxes, they could get in trouble with the IRS at best.

  • And worse, they could land in jail.

  • The 16 Amendment gives the government the power to collect income taxes.

  • And here is what it does with them.

  • Nearly a quarter of the revenue goes to Social Security, 22 percent to health and medical care programs,

  • 19 percent funds national defense, and 12 percent is for safety net programs that help the poor.

  • Veterans programs, interests on the national debt, research and education all factoring as well.

  • Time for The Shoutout. What is an ambra?

  • If you think you know it, shout it out! Is it a shadow, pigment, cover or bird? You`ve got three seconds, go!

  • An ambra is a shadow.

  • You often hear about ambras during an eclipse. That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • Such as the one people in North and South America were able to see last night.

  • It`s called the blood moon - that sounds kind of creepy.

  • What happened is a total lunar eclipse, the Earth was between the Sun and the Moon, so the Moon was in the Earth`s ambra or shadow.

  • The result, NASA says, made the Moon appear to be a burnt reddish orange color, hence - blood moon.

  • Last night`s observers had to be up really late or really early.

  • It wasn`t scheduled to start until around 2 a.m. Eastern time.

  • The red color wasn`t expected until around 3 a.m., and that was supposed to last an hour, visible only if there were no clouds in the way.

  • If you missed it, no problem. You`ve got another chance.

  • Though these things occur pretty randomly, by the luck of the draw, scientists expect we`ll see four blood moons over the next year and a half.

  • When you`ve seen news coverage of disasters, you`ve heard of assistance by the Red Cross,

  • but you probably haven`t heard of Red Paw.

  • You`ve seen shelters set up for people, but you probably haven`t seen one set up for pets.

  • It`s something Jen Leary saw as a problem she could solve. She`s a CNN hero who`s helping people by helping their animals.

  • I was firefighter in Philly for seven years.

  • You get to a fire scene and the firefighters are there to put out the fire.

  • The Salvation Army and the Red Cross assist the people once the fire is out.

  • But there just wasn`t anyone there to help the other part of the family.

  • I would see how upset the people were about their animals.

  • I would see how upset the people were about their animals.

  • Now, where is my pet, and then where is it going to go?

  • These are people`s children.

  • They`ve just lost everything. They shouldn`t then be forced to lose their pets as well.

  • We have a dog displaced by a fire, a Chihuahua. I`m headed to the scene now.

  • We respond 24-7, 365 days a year. We do for pets what the Red Cross does for people.

  • Now, we went into the basement, found the dog hiding behind something.

  • Once the fire is under control, we are able to look for the animals and bring them out.

  • Hi, baby. Come here.

  • Red Paw headquarters is my house.

  • We`ve helped close to 1,000 animals. She`s been in my house, and the owner said she was pregnant. Everything that the animal needs .

  • You are hungry?

  • We`ll handle for free for them.

  • When we reunite the families, it`s a good thing. It`s like this void has now been filled.

  • Hey, chocolate!

  • Welcome home!

  • My hope is that it`s a fresh start that they can move forward together.

  • After going through such a sad thing, it`s so good to have a happy ending.

  • You might have read about the celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County, the Mark Twain classic.

  • The race at this event in Alabama - not as safe. It`s a rattlesnake rodeo.

  • They are not particularly fast at crawling, which is actually a good thing.

  • They are sure not as safe to handle as frogs, but those who do handle them, say safety is key as is education.

  • This event aims to teach people how to react if they have a close encounter with a rattler.

  • So, this is a rodeo on a whole different scale.

  • Maybe they didn`t all want to race, but there were no reports of a strike.

  • Onlooker thought it was really some fang else.

  • Some might have even called it venomenal.

  • Now that we`ve left our crawling card, we`ll sleep away from now and hope to see you Wednesday for CNN STUDENT NEWS.

Hi, I`m Carl Azuz. It`s great to have you watching CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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