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Solar panels and washing machines are the
subjects of our first story today on CNN 10.

Here to explain why. I`m
Carl Azuz. We`re happy to see you.
U.S. President Donald Trump`s first major
trade action of the year is to impose a traffic

or a tax on solar panels and washing machines
that come

from other countries.
Why these two items?
America`s independent International Trade
Commission found that these imports in particular

had hurt American companies. They`ve been
sold at

cheaper prices than American made products,
making it hard for U.S. companies to compete.

So, the Trump administration is placing at
temporary tariff of 30 percent on imported

solar panels and a tariff of 20 percent on
large home washing

machines. This will raise the cost of these
imports to Americans and encourage them to

buy panels and machines that are made in the
U.S.

instead.
The taxes will be in place for three years
and then be reduced after that. As a presidential

candidate, Donald Trump had promised to reduce
America`s

trade deficits. And a U.S. trade representative
says the tariffs make it clear that the Trump

administration will defend American businesses.
Reactions to the decision were mixed. Whirlpool,
an American company that makes washing machines

and other appliances, says it plans to hire
hundreds

more people and create new manufacturing jobs.
But Samsung, a company based in South Korea,
says the tariffs will cause people to have

to pay more for washing machines. And China,
where most of

America`s imported solar panels come from,
said it was strongly opposed to the tariffs

and that they could cause trouble for the
global trade

environment. Critics say they could also hurt
some solar industry jobs in America.

President Trump isn`t the first U.S. leader
to do this. Former President Barack Obama

also put tariffs on some Chinese solar imports,
but they`re

still reportedly cheaper than American ones.
The Trump administration says more trade actions

like this are ahead.
Ten-second trivia.
Which state has the lowest population density
in the U.S.?

Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, or Wyoming?
Wyoming has the lowest population overall,
but Alaska, which is by far the largest state,

has the lowest population density.
Just after midnight on Tuesday, the earth
jolted beneath the Gulf of Alaska. This is

a Pacific body of water surrounded by southern
Alaska.

The earthquake that hit there was powerful,
magnitude 7.9. The U.S. Geological Survey

says only about three quakes that strong hit
the earth in

an average year. And it was felt about 175
miles away in the southern Alaska city of

Kodiak.
Residents described the tremor as a long slow
roll. And though siren sounded and classes

were cancelled so schools could serve as emergency
shelters, no major damage was reported. Still,
people in Kodiak evacuated their homes and

headed for high ground.
The reason; a tsunami warning. Earthquakes
at sea don`t just bring the threat of shaking.

This one brought fears of dangerous tsunami
waves from

the Gulf of Alaska to Hawaii, and the west
coast of the U.S. and Canada.

Some people in California were warned to avoid
the coastline for 12 hours. Thankfully, the

only tsunami waves actually seen were in Alaska
and they

were small, less than a foot high. Meteorologists
say the type of quake that occurred yesterday

was the result of a strike, slip, fault, when
two

plates move horizontally against each other.
It`s not believed to be as dangerous as a

thrust fault, when the plate jolts vertically.
That can

produce major tsunami waves.
What is a tsunami?
Tsunami waves or seismic sea waves are a series
of waves, not just one that are created when

there`s an underwater
disturbance, like an earthquake or a volcanic
eruption.

When an earthquake strikes, the erratic movement
of the ocean floor can generate a tsunami.

The first wave in this series can occur within
minutes

of the earthquake or hours. Areas that are
closest to the epicenter will experience the

waves much sooner than areas far away.
One warning sign of a tsunami is water right
along the coast rapidly receding. If you see

this or find yourself in a tsunami warned
area, seek

higher ground immediately and get as far away
from the coast as you can. Make sure you stay

in that safe place until the tsunami threat
has ended.

In the U.S. state of Kentucky, investigators
are searching for answers after a deadly shooting

took place at a high school. A 15-year-old
male student has been charged with murder
and attempted murder after he allegedly shot

14 people at Marshall County High School.
Two of them died

and five other people were injured but not
from being shot.

Marshall County is a rural area in western
Kentucky. The state`s governor, Matt Bevin,

described the community as a small one that`s
closely knit, and

said the shooting was a tremendous tragedy.
What caused it was unclear last night, but

stories of heroism had already started coming
out of the

school. One involved the quick action of a
student and a teacher who rushed to help another

student who`d been shot in the arm and get
them to

the hospital.
Rainforests are the next topic today on CNN
10. They`re found in places with a lot of

rainfall, heat and humidity. They cover about
6 percent of

the land surface on earth but some estimates
suggest they used to cover twice that but

had been dramatically reduced by deforestation,
cutting them

down for human use like wood, farmland or
mining.

On the other hand, you could describe what`s
taking place in part of southwest India as

reforestation.
For "10 Out of 10", proof you are never too
old to fly. For her 92nd birthday, a woman

in Austin, Texas, headed to the local iFLY
indoor

skydiving center. She suited up and took off.
But she didn`t just stay near the bottom.
Our affiliate KXAN says she floated all the

way up to the top of the chamber and that
made her the

second oldest person to fly so high at this
location. The staff believes the oldest was

around 97.
Certainly not a nonageneric way to spend the
birthday, but when it comes to indoor skydiving,

people of all pages are fans. Whether they
turn on a

little chamber music or just want wall to
wall wind noise, there`s something to be said

for catching air in a way that takes your
breath away.

That`s all for CNN 10. I hope to see you again
tomorrow.

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