CNN 10 – January 11, 2019

CNN 10 – January 11, 2019


CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz
for CNN 10 and Fridays are awesome. We`re thankful to have you watching as we wrap up
the week with stories on airport security and an ultra marathon
coming up. First, a partial U.S. government shutdown turns 21 days old on Friday. Tying
the record length of time for when the government`s
been partially shut down. It`s been that way because the president and Congress haven`t
agreed on funding for it. President Donald Trump and most Republicans
want that funding package to include about $5.7 billion for the construction of a wall
or barrier between the U.S. and Mexico. Most Democrats
opposed the construction of the wall so they don`t want that money included in the funding
package. Yesterday President Trump visited McAllen,
Texas, a town at the U.S.-Mexico border to make his case. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The American people
will hear directly from our front line border agents about the tremendous flood of illegal
immigration, drug trafficking, human trafficking. They
just go where there`s no security, where you don`t even know the difference between Mexico
and the United States. There`s no line of demarcation.
They just go out and where there`s no fencing or walls of any kind. They just make a left
into the United States. They don`t go through your points of entry.
They go right through and if we had a – – a barrier of any kind, a powerful barrier whether
it`s steel or concrete. If we had a barrier they wouldn`t
be able to make that turn. They wouldn`t even bother trying and you also have the criminal
gangs coming in. They don`t walk through the points
of entry. They come where nobody`s around. (END VIDEO CLIP) CARL AZUZ: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposes
the barrier. She`s called the president`s proposal expensive and ineffective. The Democrat
from California says new infrastructure, roads,
technology and personnel could better secure the border. With Republicans and Democrats
holding strongly to their positions and blaming each other
for the government shut down, some officials say the White House is considering declaring
a national emergency to get the wall built. That could provide the funding to construct
the barrier without approval from Congress but it`s controversial. Some say it`s a legal
use of presidential powers. Some say it`s not. So
if the president declares a national emergency and if his Administration is sued for doing
it, it could ultimately be up to the Supreme Court to decide
what happens. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know your picture`s
being taken. You`re standing in front of a camera. There`s nothing subversive about this
and we`re only comparing you against your passport photo
and that`s the photo you`ve already given the government for travel. (END VIDEO CLIP) CARL AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. In Greek Mythology,
what was the name of the goddess of victory? Persephone, Nike, Athena or Aphrodite. It`s
not just a clothing brand. Nike comes from the Greek
word for victory. In fact, Nike`s said to be the last word a
messenger exclaimed at the end of the very first marathon. He`d run about 26 miles to
tell his fellow Greeks that the Athenian army had defeated
the Persians and of course a marathon today commemorates the 26 plus miles the messenger
ran. But for some people that`s just not enough, they prefer
to run more than twice that in a day. It`s part of an event that puts the word ultra
in ultra marathon. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In 2018, the world`s longest
desert ultra marathon was run across Dubai, 270 kilometers in just five days. That`s 168
miles. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This race on Al Marmoon
Desert, the ultra marathon, each and every single day was a distance longer than a marathon.
It`s not something that is taken on lightly. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Al Marmoon Ultra Marathon
is 19 kilometers longer than the previous longest desert run, the Marathon de Sables
in Morocco and has attracted 214 runners from around the
world. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Good morning. I`m Mata
(ph) and this is hi I`m Ian (ph) from New Zealand. I`m from California. Today is 70
k`s in the desert. Yesterday was stage one we did 50
k`s. Tomorrow`s the big day, 100 k`s and then one more 50 k, then we`re done. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was hard. Yes. It`s
going to be a lot of fun today. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A standard marathon is
just over 42 kilometers or 26.2 miles based on the fabled run by a Greek soldier between
Marathon and Athens to announce the Athenian victory over
the Persians in 419 B. C. But there are risks to pushing the body to such extremes. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: An ultra marathon is a
sports (inaudible) activity. There is no way the body can take in as many calories as it
burns at the same rates. So the water and the sodium content
is extremely, extremely important. There was one athlete that on the first day collapsed, unconscious because he did not take in the
amount of hydration that he needed as well as the sodium and electrolytes. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Desert temperatures can
also fluctuate wildly from freezing at nights to scorching in the day. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Here we are at about 25,
23, 24 k. How`s it going Mata (ph)? UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s getting a little
hot. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But, really peaceful,
beautiful can`t really see anything for miles and miles, kilometers, kilometers. But we`re
taking it easy on the (inaudible) because we want to
run well at night. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Al Marmoon Desert is
part of the 15 percent of Dubai`s land mass given over to conservation areas. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When you look up and you
see the dunes in the horizon it`s mesmerizing. It`s beautiful and it`s something that you
have to experience to really understand how beautiful
it is. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The ultra marathon is part
of Dubai`s drive to be the sporting capital of the Middle East. It`s sporting industry
brings in $1.7 billion to the Emirate with 400 events and
2 million spectators in 2017 alone. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Dubai wants to be anything
that is setting record. Tallest, fastest, biggest and so forth, so it makes sense to
– – to create such an event here where it is harder than
most other ultra marathons in sand and we have just done it. (END VIDEO CLIP) CARL AZUZ: TVs have gotten a little bigger
since Super Mario Kart was first released on the Super Nintendo in 1992 but a 65 inch
LED has nothing on this 100 foot tall jumbotron. This video
was recorded by a news helicopter that just happened to be flying by the home stadium
of the Kansas City Royals while someone was playing
Mario Kart. The Royals team charity said on Twitter that
the game was being played as part of a fundraiser. So “Yoshiait” was for a cause. If you`re jealous, you can`t “Rosealine” on anger. That gets
“towed” after awhile. You`ve got to be a good “Koopa Troopa”and get “Mariover” it. At least
you got to “dayseeit” on a “Bowser” and let me just conclude
that gaming on a jumbotron looks like a more ton of fun. We should all make “peach” with the fact that it`s a great “kart” of “Major
Luigi” baseball. I`m Carl Azuz, CNN 10. Hope you have a great weekend.

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