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blog. the correct answer to our gps challenge question, d., margaret thatcher graduated from oxford with a degree in chemistry and worked in the field a few years. thanks for being a part of my program this week. i will see you next week. hello, everyone. fredricka whitfield. a daring get away in france. a former justice of the peace charged with making a terroristic threat. eric williams is being held on a $3 million bond. no other detail rees leased. and u.s. secretary john kerry visits japan another high-level meeting ends with calls for north korea to stand down. will the messages from the u.s.,
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south korea china and japan make any difference to the north? we start with a daring escape from a french prison and now a manhunt. it happened in a town you probably thought only existed in the movies. french police are looking for redoine faid. a modern day gangster fashioned after movie it's with robert de niro in "heat." he held five people including four guards at gunpoint brn blasting the prison doors with explosives to escape. our frederic plight kinn is live from london. fred, how it believed faid got explosives to allegedly do this? >> reporter: yeah, that's really the big question. if you look at the security in that prison it really seems as though there were serious lapses. one of the things we're hearing, apparently that prison has way too many inmates in it and also simply not equipped to deal with people like that. one of the things that seems unbelievable, fred, apparently people, the guards, at that prison, they are not allowed to
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search the prisoners all the time. they can only do that on a random basis. it's believed someone might have brought the explosives in there. a substantial amount of explosives. because he didn't bust up just one door. he blasted open five prison doors and then went through those with his four hostages that he. the prison guards. he went out of the prison, a get away car, dumped it. set it on fire. another car, now authorities are trying to find him. a lot of questions. >> apparently french authorities launch add manhunt in the 26 countries. what it about those countries that they suspect he may have some kind of tie with? >> reporter: well, he could basically go anywhere inside the european union. keep in mind, no border controls or anything in the european union. they have to out out a warrant in every country for the police to actually look for him there. one of the country they're looking at is belgium. surprising, everybody seemed to have known that this man was
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very, very smart and very, very dangerous. he's someone who's been almost a criminal celebrity in france. he's been a part of heists and robberies. put in jail in 1998 originally for 20 years. got out after ten years in 2010, but then put back in the locker in 2011 for violating the terms of his parole. certainly he is someone known authorities and when they knew he had a lot of criminal energy and also a lot of criminal intelligence. a lot of people in france will have to answer very tough questions. >> real-life mystery. thanks. fred, appreciate it from london. at the guantanamo bay detention center in cuba a brawl between inmates and guards. the incident happened yesterday. officials say the inmates attacked the guards with improvised weapons as guards tried to move them. the situation was contained, and the inmates have now been moved
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into individual cells. no official serious injuries reported. all right. now to florida. a port canaveral police sergeant fire ford owning shooting targets that are meant to resemble slain teenager trayvon martin. martin was the teen shot and killed last year by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman. cnn affiliate wesh reports sergeant ron king brought the targets to a gun range earlier this month and then offered them to other officers. >> he offered one of our other officers a target that was the profile of trayvon martin. the officer rejected that, and told him to, you know -- that you should put those back in the car, shouldn't even possess something like that. >> the fired officer ron king went on youtube to defend himself saying the martin targets were a no-shoot training aid.
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>> the target was something that i viewed as an example of a no-shoot situation. while others viewed it as a novelty, i view it as a tool for scenario based firearms training. although to date, targets have never been used, i did possess the targets for those training reasons. >> the police department calls king's behavior unacceptable. the search for a hiker caught in an avalanche called off icndefinitely in washington state. conditions are too bad to look for him. swept away in one of two avalanches on granite mountain yesterday. a woman died after getting caught in the second avalanche. it happened as heavy snow fell unto the area. karen maginnis has more on the late winter storm. >> fred, it's not atypical to see snowfall during the month of april, but to see so much, that is a different story. and some folks from aberdeen to bismarck to fargo to duluth
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could see 6 to 12 inches, but could top 15 inches in some places. right along the interstate 74 cutting across north dakota, that kind of is the zone where we're going to see major winter weather, and in the orange shaded areas, blizzard warnings. this is the month of april. no tulips or daffodil, not just yet anyway, and the cold air remains in place with temperatures in the kansas city going from the 70s into only the 40s coming up by tuesday. in chicago, 70s for sunday afternoon. only into the 40s by tuesday. so that grip of cold air is still going to linger even into the workweek, and the outbreak of potentially severe weather could see thunderstorms, heavy downpours, lightning, hail, risk of tornadoes from missouri on monday. oklahoma and texas on tuesday. then marches ahead towards the east as we go into wednesday with the potential for a severe
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weather outbreak then. and we'll continue to watch that as our frontal system makes its way towards the east. watch out for the heavy downpours. still, the big newsmaker is the snow in the northern plains, and, fred, the icy grip of winter doesn't want to give up yet t. doesn't. thanks, karen. what a mixed bag there. all right. at the masters golf tournament, tiger woods is just about to tee off in a final round as the augusta national golf club. golf's number one player is tied for seventh after being penalized two strokes. cnn sports anchor rachel nichols is in augusta. rachel, we know there's a tie for the lead between former champion cam braer ra fra argentina and america's, but it seems tied for the lead? >> reporter: if tiger woods wins he has to do something he's never done. come from behind top win a major. he's four strokes behind the
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leaders. would have been easier without that two-stroke penalty. he certainly says she comfohe i comfortable in this situation. we see a lot more movement sunday because of the difficulty and tata topography of the cour. really when they start the back nine, you have a chance to win. tying hear a shot. spent extra time on the putting green to get in last-minute practice. you know he'll be thinking if he finishes the day two strokes off from the winner, about that drop, we'll see how much that affects his thinking going through his round today. >> that would hurt. meantime, what about that 14-year-old chinese sensation? is it guan? >> one of the front of the group. finished at 12 over.
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completely respectable tournament long score and finished ahead not only of a couple people playing over the weekend here, but think about the people who missed the cut that he finished in front of. simpson, last year's u.s. open winner. considered a huge victory, not just him, import himself so well, stand up to the pressure, make the cut, play well at augusta but opening up china to the government market and the pga tour. one of five people in this world are chinese but they don't play a lot of golf there. not as popular as other parts of asia. a push to try to get more golf clubs in the hands of more chinese, and they really feel that the way this kid handled himself will popularize the sport there maybe in way they have never seen before, and, in fact, fred, the most interesting thing i've heard over the past couple of days, the controversial with him getting that stroke off for slow play, actually could help the popularity of the game in china, because of the way he handled himself, and the way the perception was that they weren't
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showing any favoritism toward him. very big culturally. the idea that there isn't favoritism towards any one golfer went over very well over there and made him even more popular. we'll see how it goes from here pap great showing for him. >> at the bottom, but a huge accomplishment. thank you, rachel nichols, appreciate that in augusta. north korea getting a clear message from neighbors. knock it off with the threats. now the u.s. secretary of state is sending his own message about possible talks, and we've got tips on how to get the best financial deal out of those college acceptance offers. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above,
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japan, republic of korea and the region against these provocations. but our choice is to negotiate. our choice is to move to the table and find a way for the region to have peace. >> the rising tensions between north and south korea bring back painful memories of the korean war. many u.s. military veterans are haunted to this day. one retired airman found a way to ease some of the pain by tracking down a young korean girl he saved so many decades ago. here's cnn ken law. >> aircraft is strafing. bombing came down through this field here. >> reporter: 60 years is a lifetime ago for most of us. >> my guess was, would have been right over there. >> reporter: but not for korean war veteran richard, who has spent every day of those past six decades thinking about this airfield. >> unbelievable. >> reporter: he was 22 years old
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in 1953. and an enlisted airman who landed in the final year of the korean war at a remote base on the yellow sea. a bloody war with heavy american casualties. now 82, he to this day can't talk about what he saw, except the story of this 10-year-old girl. >> we found that she was burned very badly from her waist all the way up to the neck and right to the bottom chin. in fact, even her earlobes appeared to be burned off. >> reporter: the girl's mother carried her five miles on foot in the brutal winter to his base. >> she stood on her feet in front of the medic during that two hours and what is remarkable, she never shed a tear or made a sound. >> reporter: just an airman second class begged the highest ranking officer he could find to airlift her to a burn unit before she died of infections. that saved her life. >> didn't even know her name? >> i didn't know her name.
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hardly even knew where she lived. >> reporter: but he never forgot that brave little girl. repeating the story again and again for 60 years. a story that made its way here to korea. earlier this year, the government put out this flier nationwide opening to find that little girl. they found her. the national korean, she met him. now age 72. she married, raised three children and bears the scars of her childhood wounds and since that day was heard carrying the memory of the american who saved her. >> why do you call him your american father? >> translator: he's the hero who saved me. he healed me. wouldn't you call him that, too? >> reporter: he and his wife remember the war that never truly ended. a divided nation still in conflict today. but for this veteran, being here closed some old wounds we can't
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see. >> the time spent over here was worth it. >> reporter: the korean war is often called the forgotten war, but it's good to know that even in war, some things are worth remembering. for cnn, south korea. and it's that time of year when, if you're lucky, the college acceptance letters start rolling in, but then the reality sinks in. how are you going to pay for it? we've got great tips on thousand make it all happen. rahhhhhh! when i'm hungry, my tummy growls. rrrrrrrrrrrr! when i'm hungry, i feel like i want to faint. this is my hungry monster. one in six americans struggle with hunger every single day. if i could stop hunger, i would definitely do it. [ male announcer ] let's growl back at hunger. during april, stock up at walmart on select groceries marked with the child hunger ends here red pushpin and you'll be contributing to food banks in your own community. join us in creating the biggest growl ever.
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get the most help financially? jordan goldman is a founder and ceo of getting students and parents ready for college. thanks for joining me. what's the first step? >> a lot of families have gotten in and moving on to the next part, how do i pay for this? a legitimate concern. the cost of college since 1975 has gone up more than 250%. taking out additional student loans. today that's 65%. so families are saying, how can i handle this increased financial burden? one of the most important thing, work with an expert. so normally when you're doing taxes you work with an accountant. someone who knows how the process works. we recommend it do the same thing. we offer free 15-minute phone calls and match people up with
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college counselors and figure out all the loopholes thousand get as much money from each college as possible. >> sometimes you have to know what to ask for. that's the problem. a lot of parents and teachers don't even know the lingo. how to decode all of this. all of these offers and what's available to them? >> yep. that's exactly it. every college, the financial aid offer, the form looks different. different number, different terms, different places. you literally sit down, make a graph. how much does school x give me for a pell grant? school y for a loan? compare everything side by side. the next really important thing is, people don't realize most schools have at least a one-time financial aid re-evaluation policy. which means in practice. >> one time? >> yeah, one time bshgs ut you can go back and say the money you gave me isn't enough. i need a little more. or school x gave me $10,000 more than you did. >> gosh, it's like negotiating your credit card. you know, percentage.
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ap r, right? >> exactly. people don't treat it that way. if you don't, you miss out. treat like to a negotiation. calm the school. let them know, a family member got laid off, or i'm help sag port my grandparents or have a brother or sister in college. all of that stuff actually weighs for you. getting more financial aid. you just need to bring it to the college's attention. >> okay. and so yes, you can use a professional, just as you offered, but sometimes just need to deal with the financial aid or the administrative office at the university or college directly? >> yeah. exactly. you can't be afraid to pick up the phone and call. another thing you can do, a lot of schools offer merit aid in addition to the scholarships and loans they gave you. those are programs you apply for. they don't give it to you. you look for it. go on, a list of all schools that offer this aid and go and apply and find yourself with $5,000, $10,000 more. there's also a website called a group of colleges including
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