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the massachusetts senator who promised big structural changes het ofresidential race. all eyes on who she will endorse. sen. warren: let's take a breath. we don't have to decide that this morning. laura: h scientists in the u.k. are using trickster show links between birds and us humans. laura: for all of you watching on p welcome to "world news america." the world is racing to contain thehe impact of coronavirus, with the battle being waste on many fronts. iraq will close-- iran will close schools as cases fight. here in the u.s., california has declared a state of a pregnancy after the first coronavirus deh there. sophie long has more. sophie: 2,500 people grounded
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the princess on board to meco. two of them contracted coronavirus. one of them died yesterday. the ship has been prevend from docking in san francisco. more than 75 people are said to have symptoms. a disconcerting time for those on board. >> i want to go home to my family. i want a ticket to my city. if i have it on my clothes -- i don't even know. sophie: there have been seven confirmed i caseslos angeles. among them, a medical screener at lax, one of the busiest d.airports in the wo as the infecti and death rates climb in california, governor gavin newsom declared a statewide emergency. >> this is no longer isolated to one rt of our state. as the responsibility up and down the state. i want to thank local leaders, including those today, who
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largely appropriate issued a similar pclamation in the city and county olos angeles. sophie: in washgton state, quarantine sites are being set up after 10 person died yesterday. >> there will bem ore cases. our focus today is onhat we believe increasingly is the more vulnerable population. it appears from some of the worldwide data weolcted that seniors and particularly seniors who ha had other health allenges represent the most vulnerable population. sophie: across the united states can inction rates are pacting businesses, the economy, and education. there is the disappointment in san francisco. a school trip to china is canceled. >> with an waiting for this trip almost a decade now. we have been promotig and fundraisd donating. to see it not happen is really
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sad. >> we were all really bummed because we werlooking forward it. sophie: authorities are urging abvulnerle people to because is an encouraging companies to encourage employees to work at home, while reminding people that the risk of contracting coronavirus remains low. angeles.ong, bbc news, los laura: the state of washington has been one of the worst hit come with 70 reported cases and 10 fatalities. th mayor of seattle has declared a civil emergency in response. she joined me earlier. with 20 confirmed cases in washington state, what is it like having th coronavirus spread around seattle? >> first, i want to express my condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones and have people in critical condition. my great gratitude to a medical workers and public health care workers and frontline workers and first responders, they are
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doing all they can to keep our communities safe. we need to have broaderesng, and we think we have broader testing, we cahave a better public health response to the very important emergency. and with that, direct our services to the people who need it most and test people and eliminate the virus is they don't have it. laura:ed do you ore testing kits now? countries like south korea, italy, where they happen widely e available, in ited states they haven't. we have the capability of doing hundreds. we need the capability to do thousands. we are hing that changes now that the federal government has increased availability of test kits. we think it is possible that the number of confirmed cases will increase the more tting we do. we don't want people to panic that, because it do not mean it is spreading faster. it means we are geing better at detecting it. the majority of cases are mi
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ld, but it can affect other people who may have not as mild cases. we are asking people to stay home from work if they don't need to work remotely. wash hands repeatedly, don't touch their face. all of those hygiene things can make a difference in slowing the spread of the virus. laura:e ight you h cancel the comic-con convention that is due to be held in seattle this month? i know you don't want tod spr panic. mayor durkan: we don't, and county officials will be making the determination onev that pubc t. we have advised everyone in the okcity to t whether there is a necessary requirement to havee meetings we n the city, and if not, we are not having those meetings. i thinthat all of us officials are relying on public health people to tell uss when ite time to say no more public events, anwe will be working very closely with the public
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health officers as well as county officials and state officials so we canun state ied on those decisions. laura: just briefly, how would u describe the publicm ood in seattle? mayor durkan: think people are -- everyone has a sense of urgency, and they are taking it very seriously. we are trying to communicate that the urgency and seriousness should not translate to fear and panic. having some of the things we need from the federal government will help. having more testing capability. but some of the economic impacts will be real on our workers. we need to do more to protect those workers, some who do not have jobs and have sickly. we need to help small businesses as well. we need to take the public health response as well as the economic response we are going to need to take care of the people. laura: mayor durkan, texas much for being with us. mayor durk: thank you so much. laura: one more note related to
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the corovirus outbreak, wall street took another tumble during the thursday session. the market has been swinging wildly as investors try to assess the real economic image of the outbreak. switching gears to the wild week in american politics, today elizabeth warren became the latest political casualty of the super tuesday vote. the massachusetts senator is leaving the re. r a day earlier, forw york city mayor mike bloomberg threw in the towel. rren's departure means there are no prominent female candidates left in the race. she had this to say about the issue of geer. sen. warren: we know that is the trap question foon eve if you say, yeah, it was sexism in this race, everyone says hiner!" and if you say no, there was no sexism, about a bazillion women think, what planet do you live on? i promise you this.
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i will have a lot more to say on that subject. laura: former vice president joe biden, who will be hoping to pick up some of warren's ppters, tweeted his reaction, saying, "she is the fiercest of fighters for middle-class families.we need hn the senate." president trump was less supportive. she said "she dropped out three days too late,er costinge sanders super tuesday." i spoke to congresswoman madeleine deanofa. pennsylva you have come out in support of joe biden. why should elizabethjo warre you? supporting former vice president joe biden for a number of reason for his heart, his experience, his decades of public service and where he has dedicated himself to serving others and solving the problems. person in
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he is a man of great compassion at ts time in our country we needed that kind of unifying force, someone who can draw us together, who can help heal this country from the great divide we are suffering right now, but lsod us around the world. we need to return to our standing as anadxtraordinary . joe biden can do that. laura: how would it helpca his aign if elizabeth warren were to back him? rep. dean: well, liz me state to eth warren. senator warren is an extraordinary public servant. rti had the oppoity to stand in my office and hear her remarks as she gave them from her drive for in cambridge. i was rented by my staff, many of them young, many of them young women. they were heartbroken. they identify with her. i do, too, as a woman. i see her as a fierce leader,
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someone who stands up for the middle class and for the poor also, for those who are vulnerable among us. her voice, her leadehip, he provocative styler, that is what we need in politics, a positive, provocative style to challenge us to do better, saying how do we afford college for all, how do we afford health care for all, how do we ensure everybody has an opportunity for an education. lisbon warrant will continue to lead a d will continue to lead this nation and she will make the campaign a stronger campaign. laura: what if she endorses put in that ---couldn't that hurt joe biden? rep. dean: i suppose it could, becae she has loyal, dedicated follows. when this caaign began what seems like a very long timago, we had a field of very talentedp diverse running in this country for the first time. ha to tell you, i was not yet congresswoman. you know our past.
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in the past we have had a single woman running as a democrat, or a single woman running a republican look at the field we fielded this year, this cycle. extra ordinary women, every city, people of color, we had a next ordinary pool of talent on the dt -- extraordinary pool of talent on the democratic side. all the people who paid attentionth and eliza warren and the otheris candidates, i time to let their voices, i hope to the joe bidenandidacy to lift him up and bring this country together. laura: congresswoman madeleine dean, thanks for being with us tonight. in other news, u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo has announced the international criminalde court'sion to authorize an investigation into alleged war military per and others. u.s. he called it a truly
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breathtaking move by an unaccountable institution. the icc said the alleged abuses could be investigated. u.s. senate minoritysc leader chucmer has said he regrets making remarks about two wednesday.urt justices on the senior democrat said justices neil kavanaugh, both appointed by price if they ruled in favor of abortion restrictions. mr. shuman said--mr. schumer said he should not abuse the words he did. the duke and duchess of sussex tended one of their fast engagements together before stepping back from royal duties. for meghan, it was her first official appearance since the couple announc their plans to quit royal life in january. britain's high court found that the le of dubai abducted two of his daughters and subjected
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his former wife to campaign of intimidation. court also said allegations of physical abuse could be relied upon and overruled the skei-- sheikh's efforts to keep the finding secret. here is frank gardner. frank: extraordinary allegations of adoption and intimidation published today b britain's high court. g details emerge durlengthy custody battle between the sheikh and his former wife, the princes of jordan. the princess described how she fled to britain after describing what the shake had done to two of his daughters. this court cases lifting the lid on what is alleged to have been going on in one of the more secretive ruling families of the middle east canns allegathat include the false return of two princesses, one of whom was allegedly seized right here in britain. onete sisr was recaptured at sea
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to musical off the coast of india- two years ago of the coast of india. thisrtestimony the culed as credible. >> it was constant tture. even when they were not physically beatinge up, they were torturing me. i was in solitary confinement. and there is no windows. when they switch off theit ligh, s pitch black. frank: two by--- dubai is sensitive about its international reputation. the queen paid ait v in 2010. a statement issued referred to "fact-finding judgment would inevitably only tells one side of the story. i ask that the media respect the privacy of our children and do not intrude into their lives in
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the u.k." the court also heard the princess, a former olympic equestrian, had begun an adulterous affair with her bodyguard. the court ruled she had been subjected to a campaig intimidation. the princess said she had been told, "you will never be safe in england." frk gardner, bbc news. laura: abuse inubai's royal family. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, report from insideyria's idlib pronce. laura: europe's largest regional airline went into administration earlier on thursday after a big financialai supportd. the carrier has been in some financial trouble, but insiders say it is the loss of bookings caused by the coronavirus which tipped them over the edge.
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reporter: there will be no onward journey. grounded for goo europe's largest regional airline collsed, leaving passengers frustrated and staff distrust. >> i thought we would be safe. sorry. >> our flight wameant to be 6:45 this morning tois p disneyland. i got a text saying thatbell flights ha suspended. we came anyway. >> i promise to get them there, so i'm going to get them there. reporter: it operates 40% of all domestic u.k. flights. flying too many unprofitable routes left of the airline industry is, finished off--in distress, finish off by a slump in bookings things t coronavirus.
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it employs 200 people directly and is created my more jobs across the region. the collapse is obvious the upsetting for staff. it is confusing for passengers and economically damaging to it was like this not just here in southampton, it around the u.k. the government insist that propping up failing businesses with 100 million pounds of taxpayer money is not the way to bedeliveer regional productivity. there is little doubt that it has seen a massive step backwards. heother allies say are but when bookings are slumpings, around the world, most airlines are focusing on survival. idlib province has come into's effect after months of heavy bombardment by syrian government forces and russ.an all
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idlib is the last region controlled by th jihadists and rebels backed by turkey who were trying to overthrow syrian prident bashar al-assad since 2011. lyin the eours of this money, russian airstrikes killed 16 civilians. our international correspondent orla guerin was there, and the images.contains upsetting orla: working by foshlight reclaim the living from the rubble. the target inexplicably is a poultry farm whichecame a refuge for some of idlib's dilays. by day, a refuge show more. just hours--refuge no more. just hours before cease-fire gatalks bein moscow,iohis devastatwas russia's handiwork. >> here,e. her this is my home. here.
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when the russian air bomb. orla: this is from the bomb? >> yes. civilians. civilians. we are civilians. orla:hey wereilled as they slept, thoh this even regime and its russian backers say they are targeting terrorists. when you take a look ae und among thattered belongings, you can see that this was a home, a place where parents were trying to keep their children safe. some of the toys are still here. the dishes are smashed at my feet. what possible justification could there be for bombing a place like this really?--ace like this for of civilians? it is the sound of more explosions -- we have been hearing bombings in the distance since we arrived. ahmed tells me it is fine if he
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dies, but he is worried for his children, who by chance were not here last night. where do you think you and the children would sleep tonight? "i don't know," he says, wondering if anywhere in his broken homeland isaf s lonot the l hospital. it' a target, like all medical facilities. here we found victims of the airstrikes, like this one who is nine, aold as syria's war. "i want to be a doctor," he says,to treat patients so they get better and nsyone dies in a or the rest of the world." will a cease-fire bring an end to the agony he, or will this
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merciless, multilayered war keep doing it's very worst? orla guerin, bbc news, idlib. laura: the cost of war in idlib, where a ceade-fire has been ared. we can all appreciate a bit of the quarter in the air trick or a fancy vegas trip? but who knew bds enjoy magic as well? that is the finding of scientists at the univerty of mbridge. here is r science correspondent richard wescott. richard: do jays sometimes think of it like us? now researchers are using magic tricks to see how the brains just look how this works to find when the peanut magically reappears, look at her reactn. she double takes, like a human it is research by a unique
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team at cambridgeniversity. a magician and a psychologist. >> hide it under the cup. the bird under this cup. thinking about it in terms of human beings. whether it might work on animals, too,arcularly on like jays thatliide food for a ng, and there is a benefit in being able to use trickery to maximize the chance that others don't stl their food. richard: magic tells us a lot about their brains. we tested word brains and we will test my brain. we always wa to be one step ahead. in the next moment it is undernth the cup. using memories from the past to anticipated future, regardless >> i don't know if you see thes.
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reflection inside the cup itself. richard: that is why we get tricked. >> one of the interesting thabgs it tells ut the birds is they are convinced something strange is having first and the secondime, they caps on like we do. they learn from seeing the world around them and investigang, to the point where they see through magic tricks. is rare in the ani world,nking only seen in humans, chimps, families of birds, and may several plots --li cephalopods octopuses. >> there is a number of other differences. d yet we seem to have evolved similar kinds of intelligence. crows, jays, chimpanzees and had similar problems to solve in
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similar ways. that is likwhy they ended up so inlligent. richard: it is a slightly odd calibration, but a scientist and magician are conjuring up intere laura: the magical abilities of birds. who knew? member, you can find much more of all the day's news on our website. i am laura trevelyan. thank you so much for watching "bbc wor news america." presentation of this program is provided by... woman: collette guides travelers to experience the world in more than 160 destinations across five travel styles, like small group explorations. their inclusive tours feature local guides, cultural experiences, meals and accommodations. since 1918, collette has guided travelers aroundhe world.
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: the cost of an outbreak. the toll of coronavirus continues to tick up worldwide, and the global financial system grapples with the fallout. then, the pain of zero tolerance. a damning report chronicles the suffering of migrant children as they sought refuge at the u.s. southern border. plus, the state of the race. as elizabeth warren drops out, the democratic primary winnowso downtwo-man contest. amspeak with the strategist behind barack s historic bid for the presidency. au there's something deeper going on here, b it wasn't just elizabeth warren. we had some other talented iefemale candidates in the who didn't go as far as we would have thought.

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