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  • Here with your Tuesday edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS, I`m Carl Azuz.

  • We`ve got a lot of ground and water to cover today.

  • We`ll start with news involving a possible ISIS recruitment network.

  • Federal prosecutors say that six men from Minneapolis,

  • Minnesota tried to travel to Syria to join the ISIS terrorist group.

  • They were charged on Monday.

  • The FBI says it`s the clearest evidence so far

  • that some people in the U.S. are being recruited to join the militant group.

  • Officials believe an American who`s already traveled to Syria

  • and joined ISIS has been trying for months

  • to get his friends from Minnesota to join him.

  • U.S. officials say the families and friends of the alleged recruits

  • tried several times to intervene and stop them

  • before the FBI finally made the arrests.

  • NASA`s New Horizon spacecraft has just sent back its first color photo of Pluto.

  • Five things to know about the mission.

  • One, it launched in January of 2006 at a cost of $700 million.

  • New Horizons is expected to pass relatively close to Pluto on July 14,

  • but still more than 7,000 miles away from it.

  • Two, the spacecraft has a ways to go.

  • But while passing Jupiter snapping photos,

  • it used that planet`s gravity to speed up

  • and trim its travel time to Pluto by three years.

  • Three, why Pluto?

  • Because it`s far out, man.

  • Scientists estimate it takes the dwarf planet 248 years to orbit the sun.

  • Four, the photo shows an orange tinge to the rock and its largest moon.

  • When the craft gets closer,

  • it will take about four and a half hours for its photos to fly back to Earth.

  • More detailed pictures should come in the months ahead.

  • Five, a bit of history. Pluto was discovered in 1930,

  • but it lost its planetary status in 2006.

  • That`s when the International Astronomical Union

  • voted to reclassify Pluto as a dwarf planet.

  • Time for the Shoutout.

  • The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle of which conflict?

  • If you think you know it, shout it out.

  • Was it Vietnam, American Revolution, World War I or War of 1812?

  • You`ve got three seconds. Go.

  • The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775,

  • at the beginning of The Revolutionary War.

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

  • The Battle of Bunker Hill, or Breed`s Hill, was a British victory.

  • But it cost them more than twice the number of casualties

  • than it did the Americans and it gave a major boost of confidence

  • to the colonists fighting for their independence.

  • Much of the war was fought at sea, though.

  • And the Americans had help.

  • France, who had been supporting the fight against the British

  • from the get- go formally entered the conflict in 1778.

  • Two years later, it sent across the Atlantic a ship

  • that was almost exactly like this one.

  • This ship is headed for America, retracing the path of a famous voyage.

  • Thirteen years in the making, $27 million,

  • its a near perfect replica of one that sailed the seas more than 200 years ago,

  • the French warship, Hermione left for America in 1780

  • carrying the Marquis De Lafayette.

  • Hermione helped battle the British until the end of the war,

  • which saw the U.S. gain sovereignty from Britain.

  • The ship even depicted in the blockbuster movie, "The Patriot."

  • This new journey was marked by the leaders of both nations.

  • French President Francois Hollande celebrated aboard the ship Saturday.

  • The Hermione is a luminous episode of our history.

  • She`s a champion of universal values of freedom,

  • courage and of the friendship between France and the United States.

  • "This celebrates the enduring bonds of friendship

  • between France and the U.S.,"

  • President Obama wrote in a letter this week," calling France,

  • "America`s oldest ally" and wishing the crew, "bon voyage."

  • That group, 80 strong.

  • I feel it`s important that this boat is remembered as more than just a

  • -- a modern recreation, that it represents the historical boat, as well.

  • The ship left France late Saturday

  • and is now crossing the Atlantic and expected to reach Virginia in early June.

  • More than 200 years after her original journey,

  • a friendship still going strong. Jessica King, CNN.

  • The original Hermione, or Hermione, as you heard,

  • probably would have required a couple hundred sailors

  • to control it in the late 1700s.

  • The modern-day version is carrying 80.

  • And a ship being fitted for the future may carry none at all.

  • It`s an interesting study in how the types of missions

  • and technology have changed, whether in the air or at sea.

  • We know the U.S. military has had drones in the air for a while.

  • Now it`s looking to ramp up drone technology at sea.

  • The Pentagon research group, DARPA,

  • is developing a drone ship that would save money

  • and manpower on expensive searches for super quiet enemy submarines.

  • A prototype vessel is already in production.

  • They`re calling the program the anti-submarine warfare

  • continuous trail unmanned vessel.

  • DARPA says the drone ships will measure 132 feet long

  • and likely cost about $20 million to build.

  • That`s a drop in the bucket compared to

  • the price of billion dollar manned warships.

  • If testing proves successful,

  • the Navy could start developing the idea further by 2018.

  • The vast ocean is a great place to hide,

  • so DARPA is also developing stealthy deep sea robot capsules.

  • They could sit on the ocean floor for years until U.S. controllers

  • trigger them to float to the surface

  • and release unmanned flying vehicles.

  • From above, these drones could transmit images

  • showing nearby enemy activist.

  • All this emerging technology offers a pretty good indication

  • that the ocean is about to become a lot more robotic.

  • You might know the capital of Mexico is Mexico City.

  • But what about Mexican state capitals?

  • Nuevo Leon, for instance?

  • It`s Monterrey and we`re glad to be part of the day there at Instituto San Roberto.

  • To the eastern USA, to West Virginia,

  • in the community of Mount Storm,

  • hello to The Tigers of The Union Educational Complex.

  • And in the capital of Colorado, we`ve got The Huskies on the Roll.

  • They`re watching from Hamilton Middle School in Denver.

  • Sticking with this seafaring theme in the middle of the show,

  • we`re sailing to the Galapagos,

  • a group of islands about 600 miles west of Ecuador.

  • They`re officially part of Ecuador and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • The Galapagos are under international protection

  • for their extraordinary plant and animal life.

  • Their thousands of species have captivated biologists for decades.

  • We realize we`re surrounded by fun-sized godzillas sunbathing

  • and sneezing geysers of wet salt.

  • Darwin described the sea iguana as a hideous looking creature,

  • stupid and sluggish. But then Charlie never got to see them like this.

  • One, two, three, go.

  • One breathe buys them around half an hour down here,

  • at the all you can eat salad bar.

  • And while those talons look fierce,

  • they are simply anchors for munching algae.

  • Oh, my god. Oh, my god. Amazing.

  • Amazing. He`s just down there grazing, chomping. Very cool.

  • It was school picture day

  • at Pearsontown Magnet Elementary in Durham, North Carolina.

  • Joshua Bass was all ready to be photographed when his father,

  • who had been serving in the U.S. Army for months in Kuwait,

  • snuck up and photo bombed him.

  • Joshua never knew anything was up

  • until the photographer showed him the picture.

  • He laughed, confused for a minute as to why his dad was in it.

  • Then he turned around for an incredibly happy homecoming.

  • It`s a photo finish to today`s show,

  • easy to focus on why it snapped up media attention.

  • It`s a picture worth a thousand smiles from an idea that was the bomb.

  • I`m Carl Azuz and that frames up another edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS.

Here with your Tuesday edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS, I`m Carl Azuz.

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