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  • Fridays are awesome. I`m Carl Azuz. Welcome to the week`s last edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • Could part of Ukraine secede from the rest of the country and become part of Russia? That is the question.

  • The protests in the capital that led to the ouster of Ukraine`s president were by Ukrainians who wanted closer ties with Europe.

  • But in Crimea, a region of southern Ukraine, many people identify more with Russia, and its local government has decided to hold a vote later this month to let Crimeans decide whether they want to be part of Ukraine or Russia.

  • Ukraine`s government says this is an illegitimate decision, and President Obama who supports the pro-Europe Ukrainians says borders can`t be redrawn without approval from democratically elected leaders.

  • But Russia says Ukraine`s government broke the law when it kicked out its democratically elected president.

  • And Crimea is important to Russia.

  • It gives Russia`s Navy access to the Black Sea.

  • The standoff has international diplomats working around the clock to find the peaceful solution.

  • Next up today, the U.S. and South Korea have been allies since the Korean War.

  • Every year, the two nations team up for a series of military exercises, and every year it makes North Korea mad.

  • North Korea has been launching rockets into the ocean.

  • They are not aimed at anything or anyone in particular, but one rocket came uncomfortably close to a Chinese passenger jet.

  • South Korea is calling it a very dangerous situation.

  • The Defense Ministry says that a Chinese passenger jet, which had more than 200 people on board, flew through the trajectory of a North Korean rocket,

  • which had been fired just seven minutes earlier.

  • The Chinese Southern Airlines plane was flying on Tuesday from Narita in Japan to Shenyang in China.

  • Airline officials did not respond to CNN calls for comment.

  • The rocket was just one of seven that Pyongyang fired that day.

  • China said they would seek verification from relevant parties and express their concern.

  • When a relevant country conducts military drills or training, I should take measures to ensure safety of civilian aircraft or ships in the relevant air or maritime space.

  • According to international norms.

  • South Korean says the North hadn`t given any navigational warning for the rockets.

  • Pyongyang says that their recent rocket tests have not affected international navigational order, although it made no mention of the Chinese plane.

  • North Korean claims that these rocket tests are justified and they are in self-defense,

  • saying that the U.S.-South Korean joint military drills, in fact, are a provocation,

  • but on Monday the U.S. said that these rocket tests do violate U.N. Security Council resolutions.

  • Paula Hancocks, CNN, Seoul.

  • What civil time is currently being observed throughout the U.S.? If you think you know it, shout it out!

  • Is it: Standard time, Daylight-savings time, Central time or Atlantic Standard time? You`ve got three seconds, go.

  • The civil time is the official time of a local region and the U.S is currently observing standard time.

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

  • That all changes this Sunday when most U.S. states spring forward moving their clocks ahead one hour to daylight saving time.

  • This year, it runs from March 9 to November 2.

  • So it will actually spend more time in daylight saving time then we will in standard time.

  • And we`re unlikely to get our standard amount of sleep unless we all suck out earlier on Saturday.

  • It puzzles the day lights out of some people: Why have daylight saving time if daylight is just going to get longer any way,

  • as the northern hemisphere approaches summer.

  • Well, for one thing, it`s the law. Before 1966, states had different times and dates for springing forward and falling back.

  • The Uniform Time Act was passed to get them all synched up.

  • But unlike many other laws, if states don`t want to participate, they don`t have to.

  • Most of the state of Arizona as well as Hawaii, don`t.

  • So, if you go there, they`ll tell you what time it is.

  • The idea is a lot older than the `60s, though.

  • Ben Franklin apparently had enough time on his hands to propose saving daylight.

  • And several countries took him up on it.

  • Well, they did about 130 years later.

  • World War One was on, so daylight saving time was used to help save electricity.

  • With the sun up later, people didn`t need to turn lights till later.

  • It stopped nationally after the war and stayed that way until Congress got around to setting times for it.

  • But today, daylight saving time is sleepy time for many Americans, especially Monday morning after springing ahead.

  • The Better Sleep Council says people struggle and slog around in bad moods.

  • Sleepbetter.org says America loses hundreds of millions of dollars because workers aren`t as productive until they get used to it.

  • They are not saying we should get rid of daylight saving time, but this sheds light on why some sleepy people might want to.

  • The Winter Olympics are over for another four years.

  • But the Paralympics start today in Sochi, Russia.

  • They`ll run for the next nine days.

  • Just like the February games we saw, this is an international competition

  • It`s for physically disabled athletes.

  • t will include five sports from skiing and biathlon to hockey and curling, and it will feature almost 700 athletes from 47 countries.

  • All of them are exceptional. They are Olympians. And one from the U.S. will have competed in both the summer and winter games.

  • Overcoming obstacles is nothing new for Tatiana McFadden. She was born with spina bifida.

  • That`s a birth defect that prevents the spinal court from properly closing while the baby is still in the womb.

  • As an unwanted disabled child in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tatiana was immediately sent to an orphanage after her surgery.

  • I didn`t have a wheelchair, so my legs were atrophied behind my back, and I walked around on my hands all the time.

  • Six years later, a chance visit by an American to the orphanage changed her life.

  • I immediately knew that she was my mom.

  • Adoption gave Tatyana an instant family. Her mom pushed Tatyana to participate in sports.

  • Getting involved with sports, you know, saved my life.

  • I wrote down my goals and I said I really want to be a Paralympic athlete and (INAUDIBLE)

  • At 15 year old, became the youngest member of the USA track and field theme.

  • At the Athens Paralympic Games. McFadden won four more medals in Beijing.

  • And in London, she finally won gold. In 2013, McFadden won the Grand Slam title for marathon wheelchair racing, and then traded her wheelchair for a sitski.

  • Now, McFadden is back in Russia where she`s competing in the Sochi Paralympic cross country Nordic skiing event.

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN reporting.

  • Poland is not the capital of Oregon, but it is the largest city in the state.

  • Of course, the Scotts already knew that.

  • We are talking about the Scotts, the Mascot of David Douglas High School.

  • They are watching in Portland.

  • In New Mexico, there are some warriors on today`s roll.

  • They are in Gallup in the northwest part of their state at Kennedy Middle School.

  • And over in the northeast, we are roaring for the Lions of Bassick High School. Glad to see you in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

  • Finally today, this is one challenging workout, baby.

  • I mean the workout baby on the left.

  • She`s actually the instructor here, showing her dad some superman crunchies.

  • Then grabbing a quick nap. Millions YouTube video has gotten more than a million wraps.

  • Her credentials include a lifetime of experience, almost seven months of it.

  • One reviewer, a fitness enthusiast, no doubt, says this will strengthen you all muscles.

  • One reviewer, a fitness enthusiast, no doubt, says this will strengthen you all muscles.

  • It might not include everything in your core routine after all.

  • It`s just toddler robbics. It`s not a heavy lift.

  • But baby pushups can work your criceps and no one is going to argue when you change it up.

  • It`s OK to carry baby fat, to wear your formula, to drink your post-workout shape from a bottle.

  • You may have to stay near your crib, but you can bench on it being fun even if it`s just child`s play.

  • I`m Carl Azuz. I`m glad we can work this out. Hope you have a great weekend.

Fridays are awesome. I`m Carl Azuz. Welcome to the week`s last edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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