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  • Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. I`m Carl Azuz.

  • Today is Earth Day and we`ll tell you what that means in a few minutes. But we are starting in Ukraine.

  • There`s a crisis in the country, and it`s not calming down.

  • Yesterday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital.

  • He promised more U.S. assistance, money mostly for the struggling Ukrainian government.

  • One challenge it faces is a lack of funds, another the fact that many people in eastern Ukraine don`t support their new government.

  • In about a dozen Ukrainian cities and towns, protesters have taken over buildings demanding closer ties with Russia.

  • That country has been accused of stirring up these protests and planning to take over more parts of Ukraine.

  • Russia denies this saying it has no sway over the protests in Ukraine.

  • Next up, mourning in South Korea. More than 80 people lost their lives when a ferry sank off the country`s coast on Wednesday.

  • Next up, mourning in South Korea. More than 80 people lost their lives when a ferry sank off the country`s coast on Wednesday.

  • But more than 200 others are still missing.

  • And hopes are fading for rescuing any other survivors.

  • South Korea`s president says the action of the captain and some crew members were like murder.

  • The captain has been charged with a number of crimes, from the poor sailing that caused the ship to sink to failing to help passengers escape.

  • The captain says the cold water temperatures and fast currents made him hesitant to tell people to abandon ship.

  • 174 people were rescued after the accident.

  • No survivors have been found since April 16.

  • Still, divers continue to search the submerged ferry in the hopes that some passengers might have found an air pocket.

  • At the 2014 Boston Marathon yesterday, a year after a terrorist attack at the same event,

  • the race announcer told 36,000 runners take back that finish line.

  • And for the first time since 1983, an American won it.

  • 38- year old Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. was the first man to cross having run the 26.2 miles in two hours eight minutes and 37 seconds.

  • 38- year old Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. was the first man to cross having run the 26.2 miles in two hours eight minutes and 37 seconds.

  • For the women, 33-year old Rita Jeptoo from Kenya crossed first.

  • Her time was two hours 18 minutes and 57 seconds. That`s a course record for a woman.

  • At least two had more competition to beat.

  • There were 9,000 more runners than in 2013.

  • An another example of Boston Strong, the event`s largest crowd ever was expected to cheer them on.

  • Time for The Shoutout. What`s the only planet not named for a god in Greek or Roman mythology?

  • If you think you know it, shout it out! Is it Earth, Mercury, Neptune or Saturn? You`ve got three seconds, go!

  • While all other planets are named for gods or goddesses,

  • Earth`s name comes from the old English and Germanic languages.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • I don`t know if there`s a Mercury day or a Neptune day,

  • but if there is, it sure doesn`t have a billion people participating in it.

  • According to the group that organizes Earth Day, every April 22,

  • there are more than a billion people worldwide who are taking action.

  • EarthDay.org says this is marked in 190 countries.

  • People are planting trees, cleaning up their neighborhoods, generally taking action to improve the environment.

  • The Earth Day movement started in 1970, and some things that`s working on today include the canopy project.

  • That aims to have a billion trees planted worldwide.

  • Green cities, the goal is to get folks in growing urban areas to minimize the impact on the environment.

  • And protecting the Asian elephant, which the Indian government calls an endangered species.

  • Binge watching, when you put on a favorite show and just watch it for hours and hours.

  • It`s taking a toll on some people`s sleep patterns.

  • Experts say that to get better sleep, we should shut off all our screens an hour before bed.

  • So that includes TV, phone and computer.

  • But those who binge watch are often staying up late to do it. And the Internet is making this easier than ever.

  • Something dramatic is taking place on screens, both large and small.

  • Many call it a new golden age of entertainment.

  • The quality of the programming has dramatically improved over the years.

  • There are so many good shows out there.

  • And like all good things, some of us can`t get enough.

  • I binge watching Gandalf. (ph).

  • I`ve binge watched CSI Miami.

  • I`m binge watching right now on Shameless. It is a total addiction for me.

  • Oh, sure you could have binge watched TV shows in the good old days on DVDs or something called VHS tapes.

  • But technology is taking marathon viewing to new levels and Netflix is leading the way.

  • Netflix is almost synonymous now with binge watching, even there`s other ways to do it, Netflix is in some ways the easiest way to do it.

  • Netflix is like walking to a library having every book in a series all lined up on the shelf ready for you to read. It does that for television.

  • It`s not just Netflix helping us gorge on our favorite shows, Hulu, Amazon and other services also feature unlimited hours of programming for viewing on TVs, tablets, laptops and smartphones.

  • Streaming gadgets like Google`s ChromeCast, Apple TV, the Rokustick and now Amazon`s Fire TV,

  • all stream net content effortlessly to your set.

  • And more Silicon Valley heavyweights are getting in on the content business.

  • Yahoo! is reportedly planning four new series.

  • This powerful combination of original series and streaming devices means that once we get going, we don`t have to stop.

  • Netflix has added more than 2.5 million subscribers so far this year, thanks in part to binging.

  • When people pay for Netflix every month, they are paying for access to this giant library of shows.

  • They may only binge on one of those shows a month or one of those shows a quarter, but they like having access to all of it.

  • But for many, there is a downside.

  • I feel like I`ve wasted a lot of time.

  • When I get through that eight hours, I just feel like drained and I`m like I cannot waste another hour of my life doing this.

  • That could become a bigger problem: 14 percent of all American households own streaming devices and sales are expected to double by 2017.

  • The line between Silicon Valley and Hollywood is blurring, and both are reaping the benefits.

  • Yesterday`s Roll Call took us up the East Coast.

  • Yesterday`s Roll Call took us up the East Coast.

  • Yesterday`s Roll Call took us up the East Coast.

  • Yesterday`s Roll Call took us up the East Coast.

  • Today, we are taking a train west, starting with the rail splitters.

  • They are in the Midwestern city of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa.

  • They are in the Midwestern city of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa.

  • Next, we are moving over to Overton, it`s in Nevada, and it`s where the pirates are watching at Moapa Valley High School.

  • And in the capital of the gem state, the buzz is all about the Hornets.

  • East Junior High School is on our roll in Boise, Idaho.

  • Unless you leave in Southern California, you probably haven`t heard of a chef named Bruno Serato.

  • He hasn`t won top chef or chopped (ph).

  • But he was a top ten CNN Hero a few years ago.

  • And the man who was once told by his mother to feed some hungry kids in his area has only seen his service grow.

  • In the CNN Heroes follow up, watch what difference a few years have made.

  • Please join me in honoring CNN Hero Bruno Serato.

  • When Bruno Serato was honored as the CNN Hero in 2011, he was serving pasta to nearly 200 low income children a day in Anaheim California.

  • The pasta is ready!

  • Since being awarded, Bruno`s program has grown significantly.

  • OK. Who loves my pasta?

  • Me!

  • Now, we (INAUDIBLE) 1,000 kids a day.

  • Every single day, Monday through Friday.

  • Reaching kids in three more cities in Orange County.

  • Each time I prepare a meal, each time I serve a kid, I know I give a security to a little kid and he has a full stomach before he goes to bed.

  • (INAUDIBLE) my pasta?

  • But Bruno does more than just filling their stomachs.

  • I request one (INAUDIBLE) to share the table together.

  • That means emotionally as a family of kids together, eating a plate of pasta together.

  • Delicious. Bravissimo!

  • Bruno`s group has also gone beyond food.

  • He`s helped move 55 homeless families out of motels and into their own apartments.

  • I love it.

  • You set the life completely. Change their life completely.

  • With no plans to slow down, Bruno`s meal program will be in its fifth city this summer.

  • My goal is to be all over the nation.

  • My goal is to be all over the nation.

  • How can I stop when children are starving? The day when children are no starving, I was done.

  • Pasta!

  • One Easter tradition that`s been going on for 136 years now, is officially known as the White House Easter egg roll.

  • And the actual rolling of Easter eggs is certainly a part of it.

  • Kids dressed in their Sunday best using spoons to usher eggs across the South Lawn.

  • But 30,000 people in all were expected, including sport stars, pop stars, celebrities and a presidential round of basketball hoop things up as well.

  • The pressure was on for that third shot, making it an eggselent effort.

  • People were no doubt egging him on.

  • He really had to hop to it, probably thinking no bunny was going to ruin that one.

  • Don`t blame me for those puns. I didn`t cook up any of them.

  • Don`t blame me for those puns. I didn`t cook up any of them.

  • So, thanks to those who send them and we`ll have some new in for your tomorrow.

Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. I`m Carl Azuz.

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