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  • Wherever you're watching today, we're grateful you're taking 10 minutes for CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • I'm Carl Azuz.

  • First up, a U.S. military casualty in the fight against the ISIS terrorist group. In

  • northern Iraq yesterday, a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed during what was described as a

  • coordinated assault by 100 ISIS fighters. This is the third American death in combat

  • since the U.S. sent troops back in Iraq in 2014.

  • At that time, President Obama said that American forces would not be returning in combat in

  • Iraq. But last October, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said there are American troops

  • in combat every day, though their overall role is to train and support local forces

  • in their fight against ISIS.

  • Secretary Carter said yesterday that the death of the Navy SEAL shows that, quote, "it's

  • a serious fight that we have to wage in Iraq." A spokesman from the Pentagon added that the

  • U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS will honor the sacrifice by defeating the terrorist."

  • Going into yesterday's primary elections of the U.S. state of Indiana, former U.S. Secretary

  • of State Hillary Clinton was leading Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the quest for the

  • Democratic nomination. Clinton had 1,666 pledged delegates and 513 super delegates. Sanders

  • had 1,359 pledged delegates and 41 super delegates. To clinch the nomination, a Democrat needs

  • 2,383 total delegates.

  • Businessman Donald Trump was leading Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich

  • in the quest for the Republican nomination. Trump had 1,002 delegates, Cruz had 572, and

  • Kasich had 156. To clinch the nomination, a Republican needs 1,237 total delegates.

  • Both of the candidates in second place are hoping for contested conventions this summer

  • to give them a shot at the nomination. But as you'll see in this report that Tom Foreman

  • did before yesterday's primaries, their window may be closing.

  • Take a look at the latest delegate count here and you can see how Donald Trump is closing

  • in on the winning number.

  • He only needs 235 more delegates to clinch the deal.

  • But Ted Cruz is very effectively winning the shadow primary, this effort to make sure that

  • more of the actual people filling the delegate rolls are his loyalists. He did it again in

  • Arizona and Missouri and in Virginia this past weekend.

  • Why does this matter? Let`s bring out Virginia and talk about it. Donald Trump won handily

  • here over Cruz, more than 2-1 in the vote. This past weekend, the party selected 13 at

  • large delegates, people to fill the jobs. They have to reflect the state vote on the

  • first vote at a contested, if it comes to that.

  • So, the break down would be sort of like this. But Cruz so effectively stacked this group

  • with his loyalists that if you get past that first vote, they could be expected to change

  • their votes like this, and suddenly, Cruz would be dominant and Trump would essentially

  • lose or could lose a state that he already won.

  • This is the real Cruz strategy right now. But he is running out of time and space to

  • make it happen. Eighty percent of the Republican vote has already happened out there. Donald

  • Trump has won handily.

  • Only 10 states remained, the ones in yellow here. Indiana, that's one with 150 delegates

  • that will be decided over this next month, and next month after that, there'd be about

  • 300 decided, the biggest one being California out there.

  • If Donald Trump gets more than half of all the delegates in those remaining 10 states,

  • that's it. It won't matter what Cruz did to work on a contested convention. There may

  • not be one and it could be all over.

  • Most of the schools in Detroit, Michigan, were closed yesterday and Monday. Hundreds

  • of teachers there staged a massive sickout. But they still arrived to protest over a crisis

  • that's been decades in the making.

  • The city's population has dropped by almost two-thirds since its peak in 1950s. School

  • enrolment has dropped by 100,000 students in the last decade alone. With fewer students,

  • the city gets less state funding for its schools and that's put them in tremendous debt. There's

  • also alleged corruption in the school system and low student achievement.

  • Michigan state lawmakers are considering a $33 million emergency loan for Detroit schools.

  • But at this point, the system says it will run out of money to pay its teachers by the

  • end of June.

  • Its teachers calling in sick, but it's the school system that's really ailing.

  • The future of Detroit is as much at stake here as the future of the school system.

  • Detroit public school teachers protesting Monday, calling in sick en masse, forcing

  • all but three schools in the district to close.

  • The issue: money, not enough to pay some teachers in July and August.

  • We have already worked. So, we continue to work, it will be like we are working for free.

  • What profession works for free?

  • The school district is deeply in debt, $515 million so far. It will run out of funds on

  • July 1st, unless the state legislature steps up with more cash and quickly.

  • The Michigan legislature understands the urgency and importance of the reform legislation

  • that is before it.

  • It's not the first sickout in Detroit. In January, teachers walked out over poor school

  • conditions. In some cases, there were rats, cockroaches, black mold, and even crumbling

  • ceilings. This time, teachers have had enough.

  • We have reached the breaking point. Enough is enough.

  • The district says this latest walkout doesn't help. In fact, it will cost them $2 million

  • in state funding. Instead, it wants the community to put pressure on lawmakers.

  • Rocking and roll calling. Here are three of the schools from the hundreds of requests

  • we received on yesterday's transcript page.

  • The American School of Madrid is watching today, and it's located in Madrid, the capital

  • of Spain.

  • Next up, the Colts are on the roll. You'll find Jackson Hole Middle School in the town

  • of Jackson, Wyoming.

  • And our third stop is in Galesburg, Illinois. The Lions are watching from Galesburg Christian

  • School.

  • Half of American teens say they feel addicted to their mobile devices and more than half

  • of parents say their kids are. This is according to a new study by Common Sense Media. And

  • an expert in digital detoxification says one sign of a problem is when a young person would

  • rather play videogames inside, alone, than go to the movies or hang out with friends.

  • It's not known yet whether a large number of people would fit into a technical definition

  • of an addict when it comes to cell phone use. But those who think they might aren't limited

  • to teenagers. The study found that 27 percent of parents have troubled unplugging.

  • Would you say you are addicted to your phone?

  • Yes.

  • Digital dependence.

  • Do you ever wonder if that 24/7 connectedness is making us less connected? Consider this:

  • 90 percent of American adults have cell phones, and 29 percent of cell phone owners say they

  • can't live without those cell phones.

  • Could you go a day without your phone, could you?

  • No, I don't think so.

  • Is it true you sleep with it?

  • Yes, I sleep with my phone.

  • Where is your phone when you're sleeping?

  • Usually in my hand, under my pillow. So, like it's in my hand the whole time when I'm sleeping.

  • What would it feel like if I said you couldn't check for a day?

  • Like the Stone Age.

  • Seventy-one of teens are on more than one social networking site, and studies show that

  • social media can sometimes not be great for self-esteem. One study in fact found that

  • the more time people spent on Facebook, the worse they felt about their own lives.

  • If you're not having a good day and then you go on Facebook and you see how your best friend

  • just went to Disney and your other friend, you know, just got a boyfriend and everyone

  • is having such a great life, because we only post our happy moments, then that makes you

  • feel worse.

  • China and South Korea have already identified Internet addiction as a significant public

  • health threat that hasn't happened yet in the United States, but people in this country

  • are already being treated for Internet addiction.

  • It isn't all bad. Forty-six percent of the workforce feel more productive and 87 percent

  • say the Internet and cell phones improve their ability to learn new things.

  • It's the future, the new generation. I think we're embracing it. And we're growing a lot

  • from social networking. It's helping us out a lot.

  • Do you think in a way we're losing out on these personal connections? I mean, look at

  • us, we're having a conversation.

  • This is probably the longest conversation I've had since I've been in America.

  • Usually, you eat the pizza and throw the box away. Now, you can eat both! A pizzeria in

  • Brooklyn, New York, has invented a pizza box made out of pizza. It's like three pizzas

  • in one. It might not be as germ-free as that pizza box normally keeps a pie, and at $40

  • a box, it doesn't take you many bucks.

  • But except for a plastic piece inside that separates the box from the pizza, the inside

  • pizza, the restaurant says it's totally pie-odegradable.

  • So, is it enough to blow the lead on cardboard boxes? It does cost a little more dough and

  • it looks pretty crusty, but at least you don't need to toss it. Everyone can get a piece

  • of the pie, even when only the boxes left. And the invention baked up one great unboxing

  • video.

  • I`m Carl Azuz and we thank you for giving us a slice of your day.

Wherever you're watching today, we're grateful you're taking 10 minutes for CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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