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  • Fridays are awesome. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • It`s May 2nd, I`m Carl Azuz.

  • First up, a Malaysian government report on the missing plane.

  • There`s been no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 or the 239 people on board since it disappeared on March 8.

  • The families of the missing have been angry with Malaysia`s government.

  • They said it hasn`t communicated well enough.

  • That it`s been slow to release information. The country says it has nothing to hide and is working to find answers.

  • It released a preliminary report yesterday that it looks into what happened after the plane quit sending info about its location.

  • For four hours air traffic control between Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, they were all talking to each other trying to find the plane.

  • The report makes it clear, between 1:38 and 5:38 local time, they were all saying, where is the plane, but nobody - nobody started the rescue coordination center.

  • The search area for the plane has been expanded.

  • Malaysian and Australian officials say the search could go on for months or years.

  • Next story, takes us to Nigeria, Western coastal country of Africa.

  • Hundreds of Nigerians say their government isn`t doing enough to rescue about 200 girls who were kidnapped on April 15.

  • Authorities believe a terrorist group named Boko Haram staged the kidnapping.

  • Witnesses think the Islamic militants might have taken the girls and to have forced toward neighboring Cameroon.

  • Some of the girls escaped, and the Nigerian government says it`s committed to continuing its search for the others.

  • That`s little comfort to the families of the missing.

  • Amina Shawok is one of the lucky ones.

  • After armed attackers stormed her dormitory and kidnapped more than 200 of her fellow classmates, she made a run for it and escaped.

  • We thought they were soldiers, and they asked us to board a vehicle which was headed towards Zimbawa (ph),

  • and my friends and I jumped from the vehicle and ran back home because we realized they don`t look innocent to us.

  • The militant group Boko Haram has been blamed for the abductions,

  • and while dozens of students like Amina managed to escape, the numbers of those still missing is unclear.

  • Amid the ongoing search, there`s been conflicting information from the government. And Nigerians in the capital Abuja are frustrated.

  • But it`s really pathetic, because families are crying, people like expect that they release them, you know.

  • So far the ones they abducted in the past, nobody heard from them again.

  • Last week, hours after saying all but eight girls have been fried, the Nigerian military was forced to retract that statement, saying the source have gotten it wrong.

  • Hauwa Gadzma is from Borno State where the school is located and where Boko Haram has launched a number of attacks in its stated aim at overthrowing the government.

  • What the government is doing is they are trying to cover up and feel like they are doing something important,

  • , so they keep telling us, oh, these people escaped - these people.

  • I feel they are just misinforming us, so we feel they are doing something, but they are really not doing anything.

  • Zuluje Abdullahi (ph) has school age children. She`s shocked by the brutality of the attack and worried about what militants will do next in the region that has already seen so much.

  • Deadly church and mosque bombings, assassinations of political figures and now this.

  • Vladimir Duthiers, CNN, Abuja.

  • Is this legit? George H.W. Bush served as the 43 president of the United States.

  • Not legit. George H.W. Bush was the 41 president. His son, George W. Bush served as the 43.

  • Former president George W. Bush is on the mountain bike trail with 16 veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,

  • people who volunteered to serve during Mr. Bush`s presidency.

  • The fourth annual W100K ride isn`t an easy one.

  • Three days and 62 miles through the Texas hills.

  • The president says its goal is to celebrate and honor those who fought for their country,

  • those who aren`t letting their wounds hold them back.

  • Some of these scars are visible, some of them are not visible.

  • Some of them are traumatic brain injury, TBI, or post-traumatic stress.

  • Yes. That`s exactly right. Many of the men who have PTS will tell you that biking has helped them recover.

  • It`s - PTS is an injury. And which means it`s fixable over time.

  • And I noticed you`ve dropped the D. It`s not PTSD any more.

  • I have dropped the D. And thank you for reminding the viewers of that.

  • D stands for disorder. And we don`t view and a lot of the experts don`t view PTS as a disorder.

  • It`s injury. And that`s really important for a lot of reasons. It`s important to eliminate stigma.

  • Driving by itself is dangerous business.

  • Car crashes are a leading cause of death for American teenagers.

  • According to a U.S. government site on distracted driving,

  • 78 percent of teenagers and young people say they`ve read a text message while driving, 71 percent say they`ve sent one.

  • A tragedy in North Carolina involving a similar distraction reminds all of us to stay focused on the road.

  • This yesterday was .

  • This is the real life one. It happened on Thursday on Business 85 in High Point.

  • Texting wasn`t the distraction, investigators found out it was Facebook.

  • In a matter of seconds, the life was over for - just so that she could notify some friends that she was happy or, you know, she is going to work - whatever.

  • She` Courtney Sanford. She was 32 years old and on her way to work.

  • Officer say Courtney crossed the median and hit a recycling truck head on.

  • The Facebook text happened at 8:33. We got the call on the wreck at 8:34.

  • Investigators were able to trace back that Facebook post. It said The Happy Song, makes me so happy.

  • Within seconds after that, you know, her life`s over. It`s really not worth it.

  • Once investigators started comparing the tame of the wreck and her Facebook timeline, they found more.

  • She was also posting some selfies as she went down the road.

  • Lieutenant Chris Weisner was working this crash. But his main job - he`s a dad.

  • I have three boys at home, too, who drive, and it really - because you know they do it.

  • And, you know, we`ve all been guilty of it. And it just brings home the realization that, you know, it`s really not worth it.

  • Life changing seconds. She was letting her friends know how happy she was at that moment, and that moment was one of her last.

  • As said as it is, it`s also a grim reminder for everyone who`s left over that, you know, you just - you have to pay attention while you are in the car.

  • May I have your attention, please, in the corn husker state?

  • First school on today`s roll is in Kimball, Nebraska. We are talking about the Long Horns.

  • Welcome to the CNN STUDENT NEWS roll. Glad to see Kimball High School is watching.

  • Next two schools are in place named Midlothian, but in different states.

  • First is Midlothian High School in Midlothian, Texas, the Panthers are on the prow.

  • And next, is Midlothian Middle School in Midlothian, Virginia.

  • The mustangs are online. So, thanks to everyone in Midlothian.

  • A 30-year old English teacher from Maryland is the U.S. national teacher of the year.

  • His name is Sean McComb.

  • He was chose for the honor by an education committee and then recognized yesterday by President Obama and the ceremony at the White House.

  • Mr. McComb is the 32 person to hold the title and he`s one of the youngest.

  • One thing he did to earn the award was start a program at his high school. It worked to help students who were in the middle of the road academically to focus and move toward succeeding in college.

  • McComb won`t be teaching next year.

  • As part of his award, he`ll be traveling around the U.S. supporting and representing teachers nationwide.

  • It`s that time of the year when many of you are wearing tuxedos and corsages for the first time.

  • And something made prom night a little more specials for two Colorado couples recently.

  • They enjoyed the meal together at a restaurant, and when it came time for them to pay, the waiter said their bill was covered.

  • An older couple that saw the students were reminded of their own prom,

  • and in a gesture of nostalgia and kindness, they paid for the teenagers` meals.

  • The students promised they`ll do the same thing for someone else someday.

  • No need to be prompous (ph) about it. No need for promping circumstance to promulgate or promote it,

  • , a prompt payment, prom and promper, and the students will probably be floored on their way to the dance.

  • CNN STUDENT NEWS. We`ll see you next week.

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