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the massachusetts senator who promised big structural changes out of the presidential 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 pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america." the world is racing to contain the impact of the coronavirus, with the battle being waste on many fronts. iraq will close-- iran will close schoolss cases fight. here in the u.s., california has declared a state of a pregnancy after the first coronavirus death there. sophie long has more.
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sophie: 2,500 people grounded the princess on board to mexico. 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 >> i want to go home to my family. i want a ticket to my city. if i have it on clothes -- i don't even know. confirmed cases in los angeles. among them, a medical screener at lax, one of the busiest airports in the world. onas the inf and death rates climb in california, governor gavinewsom declared a statewide emergency. >> this is no longer paolated to on of our state. as the responsibility up and wn the state. i want to thank cal leaders, including those today, who
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largely appropriate issued a similar pclamation in the c oy and countyf los angeles. sophie: in washgton state, quarantine sites are being set up after a 10ed person yesterday. >> there will bem ore cases. our focus today is on what we thbelieve increasingly i more vulnerable population. it appears from some of the worldwide data we collected that seniors and particularly seniors who have had other health allenges represent the most vulnerable population. sophie: across the uinted states caction rates are impacting businesses, the economy, and education. iere is the disappointme san francisco. a school trip el china is ca. >> with an waiting for this trip almost a decade now. we haveti been pro and fundraising and donating. to see it not happen is really
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sad. >> we were all really bummeder because welooking forward to it. sophie: authorities are urging vulnerable people to because is an encouraging companies to encourage employees to work at home, whil reminding people that the risk of contracting coronavirus remains low. sophie long, bbc news, los angeles. laura: the state of washington has been one of the worst hit come with 70 reported cases and 10 fatalities. the mayor of seattle has declared a civil emergency in response. she joined me earlier. with 20 confirmed cases in state, what is i like having the coronavirus spread around seattle? >> first, i want to express my condences to all the families who have lost loved ones and have people it critical con. 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 havbroader testing, and we think we have broader n testing, we ve a better public health response to the very important emergencywi. an that, direct our services to the people who need it most and test peod eliminate the virus is they don't have it. laura: do you need more testing kits now? >>, ylike some of the other countries like south korea, italy, where they happen widely available, in the united states they haven't. we have the capability of doingd ds. we need the capability to do thousands. that changes no that the federal government has increased availability of test ki. we think it is possible that the number of confirmed cases will inesease the moreng we do. we don't want people to panic cause of that, because it does ttt mean its spreading faster. it means we are g better at detecting it.
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the majority of cases are mi ild, bcan affect other people who may have not as mild case we are asking people to stay need to work remotely. don't wash hands repeatedly, don't touch their face. all ofhose hygiene things can ke a difference in slowing the spread of the virus. laura: mht you have to cancel the comic-con conveduion that is to be held in seattle this month? i know you don't want to spread panic. mayor durkan: we dco't, and ty officials will be making the determination on that public event. we have advised everyone in the city to look at whether there is a necessary requiremento have meetings we have in the city, and ifotwe are not having those meetings. i think that all of us officials are relying on public health people to tell us when it is the time to say no more public events, and we will be working very closely with the public
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health officers as well ls county officnd state officials so we can state unified on those decisions. laura: just briefly, how would you describe the publicm ood in seattle? mayor durkan: ihink people are -- everyone has a sense of urgency, andy te 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 toelp small businesses as well. eed to take the publ health response as well as the economic response we are going to need to take care of the peop. laura: mayor durkan, texas much for being wian us. mayor du thank you so much. laura: one more note relnaed to
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the corus outbreak, wall street took another tumble during the thursday session. wildly as investors try tong assess the real economicbrmage of the ok. switching gears to the wildin wk merican politics, today elizabeth warren became the latest political casualty of the super tuesday vote. the massachusetts senator rs leaving the. a day earlier, former new york city mayor mike bloomberg threw in the towel. warren's departure mea 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 thr trap question everyone. if you say, yeah, it was xism in this race, everyone says "whiner!" 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. biden, whoto will be hopinnt joe pick up some of warren's supporters, tweeted his reaction, sayi, "she is the fierst of fighters for middle-class families. we need her continue to work in the senate." presidentrump was less supportive. e said "shdropped out three days too late, costing bernie sanders super tuesday." i spoke to congresswoman madeleine deanof pennsylvania. you have come out in support of joe biden. why should elizabeth warren join you? rep. dean: 'm enthusiastically supporting former vice president joe biden for a s.mber of reas for his heart, his experience, his decades of public service and where he has dedicated himself to serving others and lifting of the little person in solving the problems.
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he is a man of great compassion and empathy. needed that kind of unifying force, someone who can draw us together, who cans help heal t country from the great divide we are suffering right now, but so lead us around the world. we need to return to our standing as anxtraordinary leader. joe biden can dohat. laura: how would it help his campaign if elizabeth warren were to back? h rep. dean: l well, me state to elizabeth warren. senator warren is an extraordiny public servant. i had the opportunity to stand in my office and hear her her drive for in cambridge.om 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.
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hi see as a fierce leader, someone who stands up for the middle class and for the poor also, for those who are ngvulnerable amos. her voice, her leadership, 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 contin to lead a disney--elizabeth warren will continue to lead this nation and she wilgnmake the camp stronger campaign. laura: what if she endorses bernie sanders? put in that ---couldn't that hurt joe biden? re dean: i suppose it could, becae she has loyal, erdicated foll when this caaign began what e seems like a very long to, we had a field of very talented, diverse people running in this i have to tell you, i was not you know our past.
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in the past we have had a sing woman running as a democrat, or a singles woman running republican. look at the field we fielded extra ordinarytr women, rdinary people agreed every city, people of color, lgbtq community with pete. exwe had a ordinary pool of talent on the debt -- extraordinary pool of talent on the democratic side. all the people who paid attention and elizabeth warren and the other candidates, it is time to let their voices, i hope to the joe biden candidacy to lift him up and bring this country together. laura: congresswomanadeleine dean, thanks for being with us tonight. in other news, u.s. secretary of statmike pompeo has announced the international criminal court's decision to authorize an investigation into alleged war crimes military personnel and others.
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he called it a truly breathtang move by an unaccountable institution. the iccle said the d abuses could be investigated. u.s. senate minorityeader chuck schumer has said he regrets making remarks about two sueme court justices on wednesday. the senior democrat said justices neil gorsuch and brett kavanaugh, both appointed by donald trump, would pay the price if they ruled inesavor of abortrictions. mr. shuman said--mr. schumer said he should not abuse the words he did. the duke and ducss of sussex attended one of their fast engagementsfo together stepping back from royal duties. for meghan, it was her first official appearance sinou the couple aed their plans to quit royal life in january. britain's high court found that the le ofubai abducted two of his daughters and subjected
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ahis former wife ampaign of intimidation. in a series of judgments, the court also said allegations of physical abuse could be relied upon and overruled the skei-- ksheikh's efforts p the finding secret. here is frank gardner. ank: extraordinary allegations of adoption andntimidion publishe today by britain's high court. details emerge during a lengthy custody battle between the sheikh and his former wife, the princes of jordan. the princess described how she fled to btain aftwh describing the shake had done to two of his daughters. this court cases lifting the lid on what is alleged to have been secretive ruling families of the middle east can allegations that include the false return ofwo princesses, one of whom was allegedly seized right hereit in n. one sister was recaptured at sea
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to musical oin the coast of a -- two years the coast of india. this ttimony the court ruled as credible. >> it was constant torture. men when they were not physically beati up, they were torturing me. i was in solitary confinement. erand is no windows. when they switch off the light, it is pitch black. frank: two by--- dubai ist sensitive abous international reputation. the queen paid a visit in 2010. a statement issued referred to "fact-finding judgment would inevitably only tel side of the story. i askt that the media respe 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, aormer olympic equestrian, had begun an adulterous affair with her bodyguard. the courtuled she had been subjected to a campaign of intimidation. the princess said she had been safe inou will never be england." frank gardner, bbc news. laura: abuse in dubai's royal family. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, report from insideyria's idlib province. laa: europe's largest regional airline went in administration rlier on thursday after a big financial support failed. the carrier has been in some financial trouble, but insiders say it is the loss o bookings caused by the coronavirus which tipped them over the edge.
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reporter: there will be no onwardrn j. grounded for good,ure's largest regional airline collapsed, leavingpa engers frustrated and staff distrust. >> i thought we would be safe. sorry. >> our flight wameant to be 6:45 this morning to paris, disneyland. i got a text sing that all flights had been suspended. we came anyway. >> i promise to get them there, so i'm going to get them there. report: 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 to coronavirus.
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it employs 200 people directly and isre created my obs across the region. upsetting for stafvious the it is confusing for passengers and economicallyto damagint was like this not just here in southampton, it around the u.k. the government insist that propping up failing businesses with 100 millionerounds of taxp money is not the way to deliver better regional productivity. there is little doub that it s seen a massive step backwards. other allies say they are prared to take on some routes, but when bkings are slumping around the world, most airlines are focusing on survival. laura: a cease-fire in syria's idlib province has come into effect after months of heavy bombardment by syrian gornmesi forces and r allies.
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idlib is the last regione controlled by jihadists and rebels backed by turkey who were trying to overtow syrian president bashar al-assad since 2011. in the early hours of this money, russian airstrikes killed 16 civilians. our international correspuedent orla gn was there, and the images.ntains upsetting orla: working by fshlight to reclaim the living from the rubble. th target inexplicably is a poultry farm whichecame a refuge for some of idlib's displays. by day, refuge show more. justre hours--refuge no just hours before cease-fire talks began in moscow, this devastation was russia's handiwork. >> here, here. isths my home. here.
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when the russian airomb. orla: this is from the bomb? >> yes. civilians. civilians. we are civilians. la:hey were killed as they slept,ho tughe this even reg and its russian backers say they are targeting terrorists. when you take a look aund among the scattered belongings, you can see that thisas a home, a place where parents were trying to keep their children 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?--place like this for of civilians? it is the sound of more explosions -- we have been hearing bombings in thtance since we arrived. ahmed t
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dies, but he is worried for his children, who by chance were not here last night. where do you tnk you and the children would sleep tonight? "i don't know," he says, broken homeland i safe.n his not the local hospital. it's a tart, like all medical facilities. here we found victims of the airstrikes, like this one who is nine, as old as syria's war. "i want to be a doctor," he says, "to treat patients so they get better and no one dies in syria or the rest of the world." will ase cire bring an end to the agony here, 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 ase cire has been declared. we can all appreciate a bit of -hsleight-d, whether it is the quarter in the air trick or a fancy vegas trip? but who kne birds enjoy magic as wel that is the finding of siscientists at the univ of cambridge. here is our science correspondent richard wescott. richard: do jays sometimes think of it like us? now researchers are using magic tricks to see how the brains work. this works to fin the food. when the peanut magically reappears, look at her reaction. she double takes, like a human it is research by a unique
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team at cambridge university. >> hide it under the cup.gist. the bird under this cup. thinking about it in terms of human beings. animals, too, particularly on like jays that hide food for a living, and there is a benefit in bng able to use trickery to maximize the chance that othsts don't eal their food. richard: magic tells us a lot about their brains. we tested word brains and we will test my brain. we always want to be one step ahead. in the next moment it is underneath the cup. using memori from the past to anticipated future, regardless of what our eyes are telling us. >> i don't know if you see the
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reflection inside the cup itself. richard: that is why we get tricked. >> one of the interesting things it tells us about the birds is they are convinced something strange is having first and the second time, they o.ps on like we they learn from seeing the world around them andga invesng, to the point where they see through magic tricks. richard: this magical thinking is rare in the animal world, only seen in human chimps, families of birds, anday several plots -- cephalopods like octopuses. >> there is a number of other and yet we seem to have evolved similar kinds of ielligence. crows, jays, chimpanzees and other great apes, they probably had similar problems to solve in
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similar ways. that is likwhy they ended up so intelligent. srichard: it isghtly odd calibration, but a scientist and magician are conjuring up interesting results. laura:he magical abilities of birds. who kw? remember, you can find much more of all the day's news on our website. i am laurarelyan. thank you so much for worching "bbc wld news america." presentation of thisam is provided by... woman: collette guides travelers to experiee the wod in more than 160 destinations across five travel styles, like small group explorations. their inclusive tours feature local guides, cultural experiences, meals and accommodations.
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judy: good evening. i'm ju t woodruff. "newshour" tonight the cost of an outbreak. the toll of coronavirus ntinues to tick up worldwide. and the global financial system grapples with the fallout then the pain of zero tolerance. a damn report chronicles the suffering- damning report migrant children as they -- at the u.s. southern border. the state of the race as elizabeth warren drops outhe democratic primary winnows down to a two-man contest. i speak with a strategist on barack obama's historic bid for the presidency. >> there's something deeper going on here because it wasn't just elizabeth warren. we had some other talented female candidates in the field who didn't go as far as we would have thought.l judy: of that and more

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