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  • Right in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week --

  • which we`ll talk about in a few minutes --

  • we`re happy to have you watching CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • I`m Carl Azuz. First up, what the White House

  • is calling an attempted terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

  • Both of them had assault rifles,

  • came around the back of the car

  • and started shooting at the police car.

  • The police officer in that car began returning fire

  • and struck both men, taking them down.

  • This happened on Sunday night,

  • outside a controversial event in Garland, Texas.

  • People had gathered in the convention center for an event

  • that featured cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

  • Drawing Mohammed is highly offensive to many Muslims.

  • The two gunmen who attacked police

  • at the convention center were the only ones killed.

  • They`re believed to be Islamic extremists and the ISIS terrorist group

  • said it was responsible for the attack.

  • U.S. officials are trying to figure out how involved ISIS was.

  • Next story today, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Mogadishu,

  • the capital of Somalia, on Tuesday.

  • He`s the first U.S. secretary of state ever to go there.

  • He was scheduled to meet with a number of Somali leaders.

  • The country has a history of clan warfare, violent and terrorism.

  • But the Obama administration hopes

  • that the Somalian government`s work to improve security will take hold.

  • From Secretary Kerry`s address to the Somalian people --

  • The federal government is now working with the new regional administrations

  • to enhance stability and sow the seeds of prosperity and every part of Somalia.

  • Last weekend, North Korea gave CNN exclusive access

  • to interview a man accused of illegally entering the communist country.

  • Twenty-one-year-old Won Moon Joo is a South Korean citizen

  • who`s a permanent resident of the U.S.

  • He`s a student at New York University who took a semester off.

  • Joo says curiosity led him to North Korea

  • and that he entered the country illegally from China, hoping to get arrested.

  • But I thought that some great event could happen,

  • and hopefully, that event could have a good effect

  • in the relations between the North and South.

  • Joo says he`s not sure exactly what kind of event he`d hope for.

  • He says he`s willing to accept any punishment

  • which could include prison time.

  • But he hopes that the North Korean will let him go home.

  • Stateside, eight people have officially announced their candidacy

  • for U.S. president in 2016. Four senators,

  • one former secretary of state and senator, one retired doctor,

  • one former business executive --

  • now, a former governor has joined them.

  • Mike Huckabee served in the state of Arkansas.

  • He announced yesterday that he`ll be seeking

  • the nomination for the Republican Party.

  • Roll Call, let`s see who`s watching this Wednesday.

  • If you find yourself in Boca Raton, Florida, watch out for Sharks.

  • Spanish River High School is here today.

  • Dayton is a city in southeastern Washington state,

  • and it`s where the Bulldogs are hunkered. Hello to Dayton High School.

  • And one state south in the Beaver State,

  • Medford Opportunity High School is online in Medford.

  • It`s in southwestern Oregon.

  • The United Nations just wrapped an event focused on gender equality.

  • A number of international universities are committing themselves to it,

  • as are some world and business leaders.

  • Gender equality is the concept that men and women

  • had exactly the same opportunities and rights in society,

  • that they aren`t discriminated against based on gender.

  • This can include what people are allowed to do,

  • where they work, what their pay -- these all factor in to gender equality.

  • Women in the United States have it better than many in the world.

  • They aren`t forced into marriage at a young age.

  • They can live the house without their husband`s permission.

  • They can pursue an education, serve on a jury and vote.

  • But there are ways the U.S. lags behind other nations.

  • For starters, roughly 84 percent of countries,

  • including Afghanistan, guarantee gender equality in their constitutions.

  • The U.S. Constitution does not.

  • Then, there`s paid maternity leave.

  • Studies show it`s good for families and for businesses,

  • which is why many countries insist on it.

  • In France, for example,

  • women are guaranteed at least 16 weeks paid maternity leave,

  • 26 weeks if it`s their third child.

  • New moms in Estonia get two full years of paid leave.

  • Only four countries in the world do not guarantee

  • any form of paid maternity leave.

  • The United States is one of them.

  • It`s the only high income developed country that doesn`t.

  • According to the World Economic Forum,

  • the U.S. ranked 65 out of 142 countries in wage equality.

  • Higher on the list are Egypt, Russia,

  • Thailand, Honduras, Ethiopia and many more.

  • In 2013, women who worked full time in the U.S.

  • were paid 78 percent of what men were paid

  • and nearly every occupation. And that gap is even worse for women of color.

  • Hispanic women in the U.S. earn just 56 percent of what white men earn.

  • And then there`s the question of who`s the boss?

  • After the 2014 elections,

  • women held less than 20 percent of seats in Congress.

  • And there are four men for every one woman on the board

  • of the country`s 500 largest corporations.

  • Norway was the first country to instate a quota for corporate board seats,

  • saying women had to fill at least 40 percent.

  • Other countries like Spain and the Netherlands followed suit.

  • There`s something that can help people with everything

  • from loneliness to heart disease,

  • from social interaction to staying committed to an exercise program.

  • It`s not a drug and it`s not a class,

  • but for many who own one or more, it`s therapy.

  • If you`ve been doggedly pushing your folks to get a pet,

  • here`s some am-meow-nition for your argument.

  • I preface by saying that I`m a pet lover. I`d love dogs.

  • I`ve had dogs my whole life.

  • And I`ve always known that dogs improve your mood.

  • Certainly, if you have a dog, or any kind of pet,

  • you know what I`m talking about.

  • But now, there`s data to show that it can improve your health as well.

  • People who are pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure,

  • lower triglycerides and lower cholesterol levels.

  • I`m not exactly sure why that is.

  • It could be that they`re more active as a result of having a pet.

  • But whatever the reason,

  • having a pet seems to improve both your emotional,

  • as well as your physical well-being.

  • Stress, anxiety and depression are something

  • that plague all of us at one time or another.

  • But we know now, even more than anecdotally that people

  • who are pet owners tend to have lower levels of these things,

  • particular a hormone known as cortisol.

  • Think of that as the stress hormone.

  • When you have a lot of cortisol in your body,

  • it`s usually a result of some sort of stressor in your body.

  • If you are a pet owner, you tend to have a lower levels of cortisol overall.

  • It`s not that you can`t get stress,

  • it`s not that you can`t get anxious or even depressed at times,

  • but the peaks and the valleys tend to be much more muted.

  • I was really fascinated by the study

  • that came out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • James Gern looking specifically at children who lived in a home with a pet,

  • and they found that their likelihood of developing allergies

  • was reduced by about 33 percent, pretty significant.

  • It could be that just the exposure to the pet from a young age

  • boosted your immune system and, in fact,

  • Professor Gern also found that the immune system

  • of these children tended to be more robust as well.

  • One of the things we know about living to 100

  • is that being social is a big part of that.

  • Not only it`s easy for people to go out there and meet new people.

  • What they find is that people who have pets are actually

  • out in public with those pets oftentimes have the pets act as an icebreaker.

  • They tend to be more social as a result,

  • and that can be part of what helps them live to 100.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kirkland, Mr. Utley (ph), Mrs. Cook, mom,

  • these are some of the teachers who influenced our show staff.

  • It`s not an easy job, it's sometimes a thankless job,

  • but it`s an incredibly important one

  • and one we`re honoring this Teacher Appreciation Week.

  • Some businesses offer teachers discounts.

  • Some teachers get "thank you" notes from students

  • whom they often call their kids.

  • We`re grateful to all of you, for the education you`ve given us.

  • You`ve opened the pupils of your pupils,

  • you`ve sharpened minds and pencils, you reach as you teach,

  • giving academic lessons and life lessons. We can`t repay pay

  • but we can say thank you from all us at CNN STUDENT NEWS.

Right in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week --

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