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b, the commune it party? c, the national chinese congress? or d, the national people's congress? stay tuned, we'll tell you the correct answer, go to for more of the gps challenge. also remember, if you miss a show, go to itunes. you can get the audio podcast for free or you can buy the video version. this week's book of the week is david shambaugh's "china goes global." one of the world's top china experts talks to chinese leaders, uses detailed research and demonstrates the nature and extent of china's global power and ambitions. but perhaps most surprisingly, its limitations, if you think china is about to take over the world, you need to read this excellent book. now for the last look -- tensions are high enough between israel and post revolution egypt, but now they threat ton
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get truly biblical. you see the sinai, the border between the two nations has always been a point of contention, it's historically been one of israel's toughest spots to defend against illegal immigrants, against would-be terrorists, now there's a new kind of unwanted guest, swarming over the border -- locusts. now, if you remember your biblical history, it was egypt that was plagued with locusts, along with many other things. back in the pharaoh's time and when the plagues were over and the israelites were spared, passov passover. well guess what, passover is two weeks from tomorrow and this time, the swarms hit both countries. so maybe those bright egyptians and israelis can use this as a way to come together for good against a common enemy, locusts. find a solution and make these plagues truly a thing of the past. the correct answer to our gps challenge question was d, the national people's congress. will culminate on thursday with
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the official anointment of the new leaders it began this past week with a farewell address from the outgoing premiere, wen jiabao. > hello, i'm fredricka witfield, you're in the cnn news room. a look at the top stories right now. life for nearly two billion people could change soon. tomorrow, britain's queen elizabeth will sign a new charter to affect the entire commonwealth of nations. the commonwealth is a voluntary group of 54 independent nations. the charter the queen will sign tomorrow promises to fight discrimination in all forms. it surely will shake things up in countries where women are considered second-class citizens and people are imprisoned for being gay. cnn's royal correspondent max foster joining us now from
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newberry, england on the telephone. so max, is it clear whether these countries will comply with this charter that will be signed? >> well, it's interesting. 54 countries had to agree to this, they did so in december and tomorrow the queen will sign it as a formal process. she's head of the commonwealth. but she isn't endorsing it personally. this is what 54 countries have agreed. this is the first time that the commonwealth has had a single document setting out the core values of the organization and the aspiration of its members. it will be an element of the document that opposes all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, color, creed, political belief or other grounds. those other grounds are being, the feeling is that that is about sexuality, they don't want to that in there because some countries involved don't have
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sexuality laws, so there is some sensitivity about it. but what the whole exercise really is about is having a core set of values, that gets rid of all values of discrimination and the countries have agreed to it and the queen is signing it. it does become a formal agreement between these countries. >> you did just say while the queen is signing it, she isn't endorsing it personally. and isn't signing it essentially endorsing it? >> well it's a formality in the same way she is head of state in the united kingdom, doesn't have any political role. she didn't write it and she didn't, wasn't involved in any of the process leading up to the agreement. she will be expected to sign whatever they agreed. she does believe in anti-discrimination rules. she's very pro women, obviously. and i do expect her to speak tomorrow after she's signed it. she will talk about a special
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emphasis on inclusivity. everyone involved, especially those who are vulnerable. she is throwing her support behind it. but it is not her initiative. >> max foster, the queen's first time getting out and about after being hospitalized for the stomach bug. not long ago. all right back here in the u.s. a horrible accident in ohio. six children all of them teenagers were killed and two others injured in a single car accident in warren, ohio, police say a honda suv went off the road around 7:00 this morning, hit a guardrail and rolled over into a pond. the investigation into the cause is still ongoing and the victims' families are still being notified. and criticism of the transportation security administration's new rules, passengers will be able to carry small pocket knives on to airplanes starting april 25th. some lawmakers are criticizing the tsa's move, including massachusetts representative ed markey who says quote in the
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confined environment of an airplane, even a small blade in hands of a terrorist can lead to disaster. the additional responsibility of assessing which knives meet the new requirements could be a distraction for already-overburdened screeners at tsa checkpoints, end quote. his fellow congressman steven lynch joins the chorus the critics. >> you can't even bring a cup of coffee in many cases on to an airplane. and here we are, allowing small knives? i think it's a bit much. >> the tsa says the new rules are in line with international regulations. as thousands of american tourist the head to mexico for spring break. the recently appointed tourism minister of a mexican state is killed. he was shot to death by gunman while driving in his car. authorities say the attack may have been related to his private business dealings. and the conclave to elect a new pope is just two days away now. today the cardinals celebrated masses in private chapels,
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cathedrals and basilicas across rome. they'll hold one more preconclave meeting tomorrow before casting their first ballot on tuesday. a son is desperate to see his dying mom. before he can be with her, he has to catch a connecting flight with only minutes to spare. seemed nearly impossible. what happened next is something you'll never forget. it is a cnn exclusive. and tiger woods says he wants to be back on top again. and the way things are going -- and the way he's playing? that just might happen. details straight ahead. your k, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think?
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. our condolences. i know it has been very tough trying to get to your mom. you did get to her in the nick of time. but really it's the journey of how you got there in the nick of time that's so extraordinary, too. so you almost missed your flight, knowing you had what was originally going to be like a 40-minute amount of time in order to change planes, kind ever got condensed because of a delayed flight. but then -- what happened that you were able to make that
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flight? >> sure, so i was on the flight from san francisco to houston. trying to catch the last flight of the day from houst ton lubbock. and i knew that it was very likely that i might miss the last flight. so i asked the flight attendant if you know, i told the flight attendant, sophia, about you know the situation. and so she said she would do everything she could. well well i guess she did. you know, after the service and an hour or so later, another flight attendant came back and said the pilot was asking for the flight number from my flight from houston to lubbock. i guess they radioed ahead and made sure that everybody along the way knew what was happening. >> you had fallen to pieces in your seat. realizing that you're not going to be able to make that connecting flight and the flight attendant saw you crying and wanted to know what was going on.
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and you know, from the flight attendant to the pilot, and beyond, everyone was very empathetic and understanding your situation and really wanted to make something happen for you. >> and they did. and so that's, that's why i'm talking to you today is i just, me and my family want to say thank you. and you know, you know, when i realized that they were trying to help me is when i really became emotional and needed some extra napkins. the compassion was overwhelming. >> and in the end, at the end of the journey, you were able to make the connecting flight. you heard them over the loudspeaker saying mr. drake we've been waiting for you. you got on the flight. you were able to get to the hospital to see your mom and really it was a matter of hours in which you had that contact with your mom and that she passed away, right? >> that's right. i got to spend the night with her and my dad. in the hospital room that night and about 4:00 a.m. was her last moment of coherence where she
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woke up and then the following morning she was dead. and had i not made that flight from houston to lubbock, i would not have been able to say good-bye. >> well kerry, drake, thanks so much for sharing your story. so glad you got a chance to be reunited with your mom and have those precious moments and i know you've been sending out a big thanks to united airlines and everyone along the way for helping to make it happen. >> thank you, fredricka for helping me thank them. >> thanks so much. it may be called the nerd prom. but it's one of the coolest places to be. we take you live to the south by southwest festival up next in the news room lobsterfest is the king of all promotions.
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. an ex-boyfriend of former tennis star, jennifer capriati is accusing her of punching and stalking him. police in florida are seeking an
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arrest warrant for her. police say capriati had a run-in with ivan brannan junior at a gym on valentine's day and brannan says capriati punched him several times. capriati's reps call the accusations quote over-exaggerations and are confident she will be vindicated. the world baseball classic turned ugly this weekend when a brawl broke out during a game between canada and mexico. joe carter has details in your bleacher report. >> all right, so fredricka, the fight started because team mexico thought team canada was running up the score on them. we'll explain why in a second. but here's the video, in the ninth inning, canada had a six-run lead, mexico was not happy that canada's strategy was to add more runs to that lead. so they intentionally hit rene tasoni with a fastball in the back. that's when things got heated. both teams ran on to the field. pushing, shoving turned to punches. in all, seven players were ejected. after the game, canada's manager
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tried to explain he wasn't trying to embarrass mexico by running up the score. he was doing it because of the point system in place at the world baseball classic. that his team felt like they had to score more runs in order to earn more points so they would have a greater chance of advancing to the next round. >> what happened tonight is because of the rulings that they have. regular baseball during the season, you would never see that happening. but because of the run differential, that they have, you play it like a 0-0 game the whole time. >> all right let's talk a little golf, tiger woods started today's final round at doral with a four-shot lead. on saturday he was in total command of his golf game again. even when things could have spun out of control. on the 17th hole, his tee shot turned tree shot. watch the ball, as it gets stuck in the palm tree, never comes back down, right there. he was penalized one stroke for that. he would go on to bogey the 17th hole. but on 18, he fires right back
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with a beautiful birdie putt. so after three rounds at doral, tiger has carded 24 birdies, that's a personal best for him. he started today's final round four shots ahead of graeme mcdowell and five shots ahead of phil. well marquette won a share of the big east title thanks to a buzzer beat anywhere overtime. vander-blue, the guy's name, vander blue went hard to his right and got the shot it fall right before the buzzer sounded. marquette beat st. john's, 69-67 in o.t. and they now have a share of the big east title with georgetown. the golden eagle's first regular-season championship since joining the conference in 2005. and bernard hopkins, this guy continues to shock the boxing world at 48 years old. he beat his own record to become the oldest boxer to ever win a major title. he beat his opponent who happens to be 17 years younger by unanimous decision. our friends at have more on that fight.
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fredricka, wow, 17 years younger, 48 years old, still going for bernard hopkins, back to you. >> wow is right. that's smarts, thanks, joe. the south by southwest festival is all about geeks and techies showcasing the latest innovations. but you usually don't think politics mixing with technology, do you? this year two senators are teaming up to pitch a bipartisan bill on immigration and innovation. our laurie siegel spoke with the politicians about their bill. hey, laurie. tell me all about the bill. >> sure. it's called the start-up.3.0, fostering job growth. you think about where are the jobs, we keep hearing more and more the tech sector. there are a lot of problems with immigration, tax incentives. so essentially the bill is aimed at helping those specifically immigration problems. lot of times you have entrepreneurs that come over to
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the universities and they can't get a visa to stay and help with job growth. i asked senator warner about this. listen to what he had to say. >> a number of other countries around the world are seeing an opportunity. does it make any sense for that, mathematician, engineer, to graduate from kansas state with a ph.d., get job offers everywhere and move to vancouver, because he can't stay in kansas because our immigration rules prohibit that? that makes no sense at all. other countries are getting ahead of us in terms of attracting world-class talent. what we want to do is we've got enormous assets in america, in terms of universities, access to capital, we've got to win the talent war as well and i think this is a step in the right direction. >> yeah, the talent war is something we keep hearing more and more abouted a in the tech community, this is what they're calling the brain drain. we need the talent to stay here and we need washington to help make that happen. >> how are they going to try and make that happen?
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>> well look, this is a bipartisan bill. they've got to get the bill passed. that's not necessarily easy. especially as we all know, washington sometimes has a lot of trouble agreeing on immigration reform and that kind of thing. so you know they said they're committed to working together. you know i think what we'll see the proof down the road. i think we'll see if they're able to make this happen. it's an important one for the economy. fredricka? >> laurie siegel from a blustery austin, texas today. how do you feel about whether the next pope will be in touch with the catholic people? and what about hillary clinton for president in 2016? or what do you think about joe biden for president? it's your week, your opinion, and that's next. first, dr. sanjay gupta has a preview of what eel have at 2:30 eastern. >> thanks, coming up on the next lis, neuroscientist niggle
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it's the all-new lincoln mkz. at the vatican, the conclave is set to begin tuesday and that means we could see a new pope soon after. cnn's political editor, paul stein hauser takes a look at what american catholics think of changes in the catholic church. >> as catholic cardinals huddle at the vatican, back at home, most american catholics are confident that the next pope will be in touch with their needs. that's according to a recent cbs news poll. and how does benedict, who just stepped down as pope match up
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with his predecessor? john paul ii? most american catholics say john paul helped the church and benedict was a mixed blessing. top conservative leaders and activists gathered for c-pac, the largest and oldest conference for conservatives. new polling provides more evidence that the republican brand has some problems. more than six in ten questioned in a pew research survey say that the gop is out of touch with the public. that's 16 points higher than the democratic party. >> i have absolutely no plans to run. >> that's what hillary clinton told cnn back in january. as she stepped down as secretary of state. but what if she does run for the white house again, how would she fare against some possible republican candidates? a new poll has her topping new jersey governor chris christie by eight points and leading senator mark rubio of florida and congress man paul ryan by double digits in hypothetical 2016 presidential showdowns. if vice president joe biden is
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the democratic nominee. the quinnipiac survey suggests closer contests, but take the numbers with a grain of salt, 2016 is still a long way away and early polls such as this one are heavily influenced by name recognition. fred? >> a long way away indeed. thanks so much. paul. we know there are a lot of problems with the u.s. health care system. well tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern, cnn examines the powerful forces maintaining the current system. >> the meetings are a good idea because you understand each other better. not having the meetings is not why we haven't had progress before. we haven't had progress before because the republicans were committed to blocking the initiatives of president barack obama. >> watch escape fire. the fight to rescue american health care, tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> here's a look at what's trending online at