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  • CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: It`s awesome that you`re spending part of your Friday with CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • My name is Carl Azuz.

  • First up today, a major speech from President Obama.

  • The president says America is at a crossroads in the fight against terror.

  • Yesterday he talked about some of the programs and policies that the government has used in that fight,

  • things like the drone program.

  • The president acknowledged some of the controversy surrounding this.

  • But he said drone strikes are legal and save lives.

  • President Obama also talked about the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where dozens of terrorism suspects are held.

  • He wants to close that facility and move those prisoners.

  • Some Republican leaders criticized the president`s speech.

  • They said his proposed changes don`t have any clear benefits.

  • One Republican congressman says the president is underestimating the threat that terrorists pose to America.

  • Over in the United Kingdom people are reacting to a terrorists attack on a member of the British military.

  • Lee Rigby joined the British Army in 2006, he served as a machine gunner in Afghanistan,

  • he was also a drummer in the military recruiting team.

  • Rigby was attacked and killed near these military barracks on Wednesday.

  • Two suspects were arrested at the scene, no charges had been filed when we take this show.

  • Before police arrived, one of the suspects said, quote, the only reasons we killed this man is because Muslims are dying daily.

  • Prime Minister David Cameron said his country will never give in to terror or terrorism in any form.

  • The British government considers this a terrorist attack.

  • The Muslim Council of Britain said the attack has no basis in Islam,

  • the group urged Muslims and non-Muslims to come together to fight against hatred.

  • In Oklahoma, rain and winds are slowing things down, but recovery efforts are moving forward after Monday`s tornado.

  • You might wonder what you can do to protect yourself if this kind of storm shows up in the future.

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta has some suggestions.

  • DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: 13 minutes.

  • That`s the average lead time you`d have if the tornado was headed your way.

  • There is obviously no completely safe options during a tornado.

  • Your best bet is to get into the basement, somewhere below ground level,

  • but keep in mind that if you`re there, you want to see what`s on the floor above you as well.

  • Refrigerator or a piece of heavy furniture could come crashing through the floor.

  • So you want to be weary of that.

  • Also, here in Moore, Oklahoma, there aren`t a lot of basements.

  • Studies have actually shown that there is another very good option.

  • Take a look over here.

  • An interior room or a closet like that can be the best place to be as well.

  • The house is gone here, but that closet preserved, even the cloth inside of that.

  • Remember, you just get 13 minutes.

  • So find that safe place.

  • Maybe grab a helmet or a bike helmet.

  • Even throw some mattresses or a blanket over you to try and protect the head.

  • One place you can`t hide from a tornado is in your car.

  • Tornado- strength winds can pick up a one to two ton vehicle like this one and toss it around like you or I would a basketball.

  • Now, (inaudible) want to be driving toward a tornado, but it`s also a bad idea to be driving away from a tornado.

  • It`s hard to gauge the distance.

  • If you must be driving and the weather is clear, try driving at right angles to the tornado, perpendicular to get out of the path of the storm.

  • There is another misconception as well, which is that you should get out of your car and run underneath an overpass.

  • What happens in the situation like this is the wind is actually funneled,

  • it`s even more powerful than the storm and there`s also a lot of debris, and that debris can injure you.

  • Now, if you`re stuck outside as a tornado approaches,

  • find a ditch or any place far away from potentially dangerous objects and vehicles and stay well.

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, Moore, Oklahoma.

  • AZUZ: Updates for you now on two people we feature on our show.

  • The first one is someone you have mentioned, Zach Sobiech.

  • He was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was 14.

  • He started writing music, and his first song was called "Clouds."

  • Zach`s song was an online hit, it`s been viewed millions of times on Youtube.

  • Last May, when he was 17, Zach`s doctors told him he only had a year to live.

  • ZACH SOBIECH: You`ve got to live life fast, you know, you can`t really put on the brakes at all and can`t wait for anything.

  • AZUZ: Zach passed away this week surrounded by his friends and family.

  • His story and his music helped to raise money for cancer research.

  • Zach`s legacy maybe in a message he wanted to share with everyone.

  • That you don`t have to find out you`re dying to start living.

  • Our other update is on Aimee Copeland.

  • Last year a flesh-eating bacteria cost her both of her hands, one leg and the other foot.

  • Amy`s recovery involved some technological advancements.

  • ROBERT KISTENBERG, GEORGIA TECH: These hands are going to allow Amy to do more than any other hands that are currently available in the world.

  • AIMEE COPELAND, AMPUTEE: It feels amazing, because you know, with the other arms I had they really didn`t feel like an extension to my body.

  • This just feels very freeing, it`s more like absolutely, and the hand actually, you know, it seems like this could be my actual hand.

  • AZUZ: Aimee`s bionic hands aren`t cheap, they can cost up to $120,000 each.

  • But they also help the self-admitted neat freak clean up her house and do all kinds of things that Aimee said remind her of how she functioned before her accident.

  • Aimee was a graduate student, then she`s working to finish her master`s degree before the end of the year.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Today`s "Shoutout" goes out to Mr. Fagan`s social studies classes at Greenville Senior High School in Greenville, South Carolina.

  • What is the human body`s largest organ?

  • You know what to do. Is it the heart, liver, lungs or skin?

  • You`ve got three seconds, go.

  • Adults have around 20 square feet of skin making it the body`s largest organ.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your "Shoutout."

  • AZUZ: With the weather getting warmer, a lot of us are considering letting our skin soak up some sun.

  • But there is some things we should all keep in mind about tanning, outside or indoors.

  • Danielle Dellorto is with the CNN medical unit. Daniel, what do you have for us.

  • DANIELLE DELLORTO, SENIOR MEDICAL PRODUCER: Well, melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer is the second most common form of all cancers for high school age kids.

  • This rising statistic is one of the reasons our federal government is speaking up about the risk of indoor tanning bed routines.

  • Now, get this: if a person uses an indoor tanning bed before age 35, their risks of developing melanoma increases by 75 percent.

  • The reason indoor tanning beds are so dangerous is because that ultraviolet rays you get from being inside that bed are seven times stronger than the summer sun at noon.

  • Another concern, according to government official I spoke with, is that tanning beds often give up too much dangerous radiation, making (inaudible) for many teens.

  • So, the bottom line when it comes to indoor tanning beds, just don`t do it.

  • A fake tan is not worth getting cancer for it.

  • But, of course, not all sun exposure is bad.

  • So, here is what you need to know to protect your skin when you`re outside having fun with your friends this summer.

  • First of, apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to going outside.

  • It takes some time to kick in.

  • You don`t want to get burned during that exposure period.

  • Also, make sure it is enough of it.

  • Most of us don`t.

  • nd finally, don`t be fooled on cloudy days.

  • Dangerous UV rays that are linked to skin cancer are just as strong when it`s cloudy as it is on the bright sunny day.

  • So make sure to make it a habit to use sunscreen with at least 15 SPF every day this summer.

  • Carl, back to you.

  • AZUZ: It was originally called Decoration Day,

  • and it likely started during the U.S. Civil War when people decorated the graves of fallen troops from North and South.

  • The first formal observance was in 1868,

  • and though it was led by veterans from the North,

  • they laid flowers on the graves of both Union and Confederate dead at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • It wasn`t until 1971, more than 100 years later that Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday.

  • Congress picked the last Monday in May to make it a three-day weekend,

  • but the 1868 observation was held on the 30th, supposedly because it was when flowers were in bloom nationwide.

  • n recent years, Memorial day has kind of morphed.

  • Some see it as a vacation day, a day for the pool, a day for a cookout.

  • Some call it the unofficial beginning of summer when sartorial traditionalists resumed wearing white shoes.

  • These were some of the reasons why Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act in the year 2000.

  • Americans are called to remember fallen U.S. veterans at 3 P.M.

  • The hope was that this would help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.

  • Finally there, it`s just no talent what we`ll come up with sometimes when we close out our show.

  • UNIDENTIFIED BIRD: (INAUDIBLE)

  • The problem is, that the bird in this Youtube video is mixing up his musical styles.

  • His (ph) boxing is straight hip-hop, but his lyrics are all about disco.

  • Who are we to deny him a fowl mesh (ph)?

  • Besides, it`s impressive that they can throw down those thick beaks.

  • It`s time for us to fly. No show on Monday because of Memorial Day, we`ll see you back Tuesday.

  • Have a great weekend and if today is your last day, have a wonderful summer.

  • I hope to see you again soon.

  • END

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: It`s awesome that you`re spending part of your Friday with CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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