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  • BILL RICHARDSON, FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS: I think our response has been appropriate.

  • Cool, calm, but at the same time, putting our military resources ready in case there`s an emergency,

  • but if they try anything with the United States, it`s suicidal.

  • That`s not going to happen.

  • CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Former Ambassador Richardson talking about the tension between the U.S. and North Korea.

  • He`s not the only one.

  • China and Russia are traditionally allies of North Korea.

  • Those countries are urging everyone involved in this situation to stay calm.

  • An American official says North Korea moved a missile and launch parts to its east cost in the last few days.

  • The U.S. has intercepted communications that indicate North Korea might be planning a launch sometimes soon.

  • You can see the range of one type of North Korean missile outlined by the red circle here on your screen.

  • You see the island of Guam, down toward the bottom?

  • That`s U.S. territory, and it`s home to a major U.S. military base.

  • The U.S. is sending a missile defense system to Guam.

  • It will be like the one you see here.

  • It`s designed to shoot down incoming missiles.

  • So far, nothing has been launched, no shots have been fired.

  • Tom Foreman talked with a military experts about what might happen

  • if a conflict did start and why this expert doesn`t think it will.

  • TOM FOREMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Despite the global implications that would follow if North and South Korea went to full-on war,

  • the truth is the Korean Peninsula would really bear the brunt of all of this,

  • and that`s where most of the fighting would take place.

  • So, we know that the DMZ between the South and the North is so heavily fortified ... GEN. JAMES "SPIDER" MARKS: That`s correct.

  • FOREMAN: That neither side can just charge in and go across that land to attack the other.

  • So, if the North wanted to step this up and make it happen, what do they do?

  • MARKS: Tom, the very first thing we are going to see is large concentrations of artillery and missile fire

  • from the north against targets in the south, for example, Seoul.

  • Which is just a little south of the DMZ.

  • The North is going to activate the insertion of special operations forces, both along the coasts.

  • FOREMAN: Taking them in by ship or by submarine?

  • MARKS: By submarines, most likely, as well as the activation of sleeper agents that have been in the south,

  • in some cases as many as a couple of decades, identifying targets for these missiles and for these artillery pieces.

  • FOREMAN: OK, the U.S. and South Korea is not just going to sit there while all of this happens.

  • So what is the immediate response, if such an attack took place?

  • MARKS: Number one is the U.S. Navy will increase its presence. For example ...

  • FOREMAN: More aircraft carriers .... MARKS: With aircraft carriers ...

  • MARKS: More aircraft is what we`re looking for.

  • So you have aircraft that`s in Japan, you have aircraft that`s in South Korea.

  • You now have these aircraft go against these firing positions that are targeting the South.

  • It`s called the counter-fire fight, and once that`s accomplished,

  • they will then go after the command and control capabilities as well as the air defenses.

  • FOREMAN: Communications, air defenses ...

  • MARKS: You got it

  • FOREMAN: So they can control the sky.

  • MARKS: Completely own this air space above North Korea.

  • FOREMAN: But you don`t think this is going to happen?

  • You think ultimately that that`s not what is going to happen?

  • MARKS: Not at all. I don`t - I think ...

  • FOREMAN: This is worst case scenario ...

  • MARKS: - the risks are way too high, the North understands it, and the United States and South Korea certainly understands.

  • FOREMAN: So what would we expect?

  • MARKS: Mostly limited objective attacks.

  • Not unlike what we saw before.

  • FOREMAN: When they bombed those islands, when they attacked the boat off the coast, that sort of thing?

  • MARKS: You`ve got it, where the North Koreans will go after South Korea specific targets.

  • Not targeting the United States and trying to keep it contained somewhat.

  • FOREMAN: And yet send a very clear message that they have a strong new leader and a strong military

  • and that they still need to be respected in that way in the world.

  • AZUZ: Our next story today is also in Asia. This time in China.

  • It`s about a type of virus called avian or bird flu.

  • You can tell from the name this type of virus usually infects birds,

  • but humans can get sick from it, especially if they come in contact with contaminated poultry.

  • At least 14 cases have been reported so far.

  • At least five people in China have died after they caught this virus.

  • Viruses like bird flu can mutate.

  • This specific strain is called H7N9.

  • It had never been seen in humans before.

  • Authorities are trying to figure out how exactly the people in China got infected.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Is this legit?

  • The word "Semitic" refers to members of the Hindu religion.

  • This one is false. Semitic is usually used to refer to people who are Jewish.

  • AZUZ: Series of anti-Semitic tweets is at the center of a lawsuit against Twitter.

  • In the United States, hate speech like anti-Semitism is usually protected under the First Amendment.

  • In Europe, it`s not, and when the speech happens in France on an American social media site, situation can get complicated.

  • Atika Shubert fills in the details.

  • ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This case revolves around the Twitter hashtag @unbonjuif, which translates as a good Jew.

  • Now, this hashtag became third most popular in France on Twitter last year in October.

  • Unfortunately, some people were using this hashtag to post anti-Semitic comments and jokes, even tweeting photos of the Holocaust.

  • Now, frankly, many of these posts are so offensive, we will not be repeating them on CNN,

  • but these tweets did pose a legal dilemma for Twitter.

  • Twitter did remove some of the most offensive posts,

  • but the Union of Jewish Students in France wanted Twitter to take it a step further,

  • and they sued the company demanding that they hand over the details of who posted these abusive comments online.

  • Twitter refused,

  • but in January, a French court ruled that Twitter must hand those details over, and that split public opinion in France. Take a listen.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The French law should be strong with people who say such things.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think that it should not be. I mean, it is a free land of expression,

  • and it is (inaudible) we can tweet whatever we want to say or whatever you think.

  • SHUBERT: Now, Twitter has ignored the ruling.

  • Arguing that is it based in the United States and protected by the First Amendment, the right to free speech.

  • The French court, however, has said that Twitter must hand those details over, and until it does,

  • it is fining the company $1,000 a day.

  • Not much perhaps for a company like Twitter,

  • but the Union of Jewish Students is also suing Twitter for $50 million,

  • so it could get a lot more expensive.

  • Atika Shubert, CNN, London.

  • AZUZ: As the brackets narrowed down and the court was built up,

  • millions of Americans watched NCAA men`s basketball teams either advance to the final four or hope for another shot next year.

  • We had our own tournament of sorts here at the CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • It played out on the court of our Facebook site.

  • And while you may or may not have done well in bracketology,

  • everyone is a winner in puntology.

  • When I asked on Twitter yesterday, people just describe our puns.

  • Ali (ph) wrote they were Carlful (ph).

  • We had a comment from Elvir (ph) who said, they`re awful-ly fantastic,

  • and Jordan said I can`t lie, they`re just awful.

  • But whether or not you agree with Jordan or if you agree with Alex,

  • who said they are quirky and endearing social satire, or Trevor, who called them sweeter than sonic sweet tater tats,

  • you can choose between the two punology (ph) finalists if you are on Facebook.

  • After a story about an egg, we said to egg-splain the mystery, you just have to crack the case.

  • After a story about a dog, we said it deserved a round of a-paws.

  • Which will win?

  • The final round will soon be upon you at facebook.com/cnnstudentnews.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Today`s shoutout goes out to Mr. Ward`s, Mrs. King`s, Mr. Gant`s, Mrs. Haugland`s and Mrs. Purkey`s classes

  • at Trenton public school in Trenton, North Dakota.

  • What type of degree do law school graduates earn?

  • You know what to do. Is it a JD, Ph.D., MBA or DDS?

  • You`ve got 3 seconds, go.

  • Law school graduates earn a JD, which stands for juris doctor, or doctor of jurisprudence.

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

  • AZUZ: Some people who have JD`s aren`t able to find work using their JD`s.

  • They are still involved in the legal system.

  • They are suing the law schools where they earned their degrees.

  • Dozens of law school graduates from around the country have joined lawsuits against their alma maters.

  • They claim the schools committed fraud advertising that most graduates have jobs within a year after getting their degrees.

  • The numbers were based on graduates who had any job, but not necessarily full-time jobs as lawyers.

  • A lawyer representing some of the schools said they followed the rules when they reported their graduate employment numbers.

  • Some of the lawsuits have been thrown out; others are moving forward.

  • Our newest blog post, college expectations.

  • If you`re planning to go to college, what are you hoping to get out of it?

  • Talk to us at cnnstudentnews.com, and teachers, you can talk to us there too.

  • Hit the feedback link to share your thoughts on today`s show.

  • And finally today, some golfers walk the course, some use a cart, then there is this.

  • It`s a hovercraft, or in the case of this Youtube video, it`s a Bubba hover.

  • The man at the wheel is Bubba Watson, the winner of last year`s Masters Tournament.

  • The hovercraft glides over greens, flies over fairways and lets you take the direct path cross water hazards.

  • Of course, this kind of vehicle flips one of golf`s great moments on its head,

  • because you want to totally avoid getting a hole in one.

  • It would just be totally deflating.

  • We tried to wedge in a few puns, and we appreciate you putting up with them, especially when they go a little off course.

  • All right, that wraps up our hover to that story, and today`s show. Hope you have a great weekend.

  • END

BILL RICHARDSON, FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS: I think our response has been appropriate.

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