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President Trump's second travel ban is blocked by the US courts. The

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White House say they are not done yet. We will fight this and take our

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case as far as it needs to go, including all the way to the Supreme

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Court. An explosion amount and provide a terrifying moment for

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those caught in it, including a BBC camera crew. And it was road trip

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streamed live for all to see. We speak to the West Congressman's

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jumps in the car for quite an adventure complete with snacks.

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Welcome to world news America. It was quite a day here in Washington

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as duelling stories fought for the lead. First there was a fallout from

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two cause blocking the President's vice travel ban from taking effect

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and then came the White House Budget which laid out his priorities for

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the year ahead and what is on the chopping block and to top it off,

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the Senate intelligence committee said in a statement there was no

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indication that Trump Towers was the subject of surveillance of the

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current president has claimed. Our north American editor followed it

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all for us. Saint Patrick's Day is being

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celebrated, but all water does not seem to be enjoying the luck as the

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-- of the Irish. Last night, the president gave an interview in which

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he stood by the claim. Wiretap covers a lot of things. I think you

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will find some interesting items coming to the forefront over the

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next fortnight. Today, the Senate intelligence committee flatly

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contradicted him. Based on the information available to us, we see

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no indication that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any

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element of the United States Government, either before or after

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election day 2016. And last night in Nashville,

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Tennessee, with just hours to go before his second attempt at a

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travel ban was to come into effect, bad news. A judge in Hawaii blocked

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the measure again and the frustrated Mr Trump let rip. We will fight this

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terrible ruling and take our case as far as it needs to go, including all

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the way to the Supreme Court. We are going to win, we are going to keep

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our citizens safe. The Banff on the six mainly Muslim countries are

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strong support among the people who cheered the president to the rafters

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last night. The governing in America requires you to work within the

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checks and balances of the US Constitution and then may be similar

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battles to come over the President's Budget which was unveiled today. It

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proposes a big boost to spending for the Armed Forces and border

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security. But major cuts to overseas aid and the environment and the

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Democrats say domestic programmes which help the most vulnerable. He

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throws billions at defence while ransacking America's investment and

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jobs, education innovation, clean energy and life-saving medical

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research. It will lead our nation we can. No one can accuse President

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Trump of not being Tuesday's election promises. But turning an

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easy campaign pledge into something more concrete is turning out to be

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extremely difficult. His most eye-catching proposals are stuck in

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thick, judicial and legislative mode. -- mud. I spoke earlier with

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the associate editor... How does President Trump get the travel ban

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which is now the block for the second time out of the mud? It is a

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quandary for them. They hope this one would pass legal muster and we

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saw before it even took effect at midnight a judge blocking it, so it

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is a big blow to them and back to the drawing board to see how they

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can fight this in the courts. If it does ultimately go to the Supreme

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Court, it is interesting the judges that ruled last night and today,

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they were using the administration's own words against them? Yes, so as

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not even the text of the original travel bag but the media reports --

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the original travel ban. Those judges have used all of that

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peripheral commentary to explain their decisions. If we turn to the

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claim of a president that Trump Tower was wiretapped during the

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election by his predecessor, today we have the Senate intelligence

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committee said they do not see any indications about that following

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from the house intelligence committee. Where does the president

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now have to go with his claim? We saw them pushing back and saying

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there are multiple examples of wiretapping. The really, there's

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some equivocation, because it is clear the President's tweeds earlier

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this month accusing President Obama of literally wiretapping Trump

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Tower, he has since walked away from that claim, but does not want to

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admit they were wrong and so we will see where it goes from here. But the

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Senate and house panels agree they've seen no evidence from that

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and we are still waiting to see evidence from the White House. Seems

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like a self-inflicted wound. What is it into the President's political

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Capital One is transpersonal health care? The a lot of pressure on the

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White House for health care reform and any distraction might be good

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for them because they're so much pressure. But the wiretapping is not

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good for them. The unveiling of the Budget today, what does that tell us

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about the administration's priorities? As we saw today, it was

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described as an America first Budget and trying to stay close to what the

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president proposed throughout the campaign. It brings a lot of deep

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cuts to a lot of major departments. That translates into billions of

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dollars that they would like to see taken out of his federal agencies.

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At the same time, lawmakers traditionally propose their own

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Budget and is usually just serves as a guidance for lawmakers to signal

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the Republicans come out and say they are not going with it. Thank

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you. As we just, that Budget proposes major cuts to the

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Environmental Protection Agency. It put a spotlight on administration's

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controversial approach to climate change. The southern coast of

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Florida has long been America's playground. The destination for

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millions of tourists each year. The waterfront home of some of the most

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prized real estate in the country. But the Sunshine State has become a

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gorgeous front line in the fight against global warming. Rising sea

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waters and recurring flooding risks turning Miami Beach into a modern

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day at Atlantis, a city submerged by water. Even on sunny days, it can

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get inundated because of seasonal tides bring in the oceans are

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people's doorsteps. So much of it now is a construction site. The city

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's building pumping stations are raising roads. Miami Beach will

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disappear. We don't sell that all these people building new houses and

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apartments legs they do not want to hear it. They are in denial. This

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local resident gave us a tour of the newly built flood defences which

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scientists fear will be obsolete in just a few decades. The US on the

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project levels could rise at five feet by the end of this century, but

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America's new Commander in Chief is a climate change denier. Our

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so-called president thinks it is a Chinese hoax. I can't believe it. I

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live right in the middle of climate change every day. We also affected

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here. How dare the leader of this great country say does not exist? It

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is impossible to get me thinking this way. And the people around him

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cannot be thinking this way. Just up the coast to the President's luxury

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mansion. Because of the Winter White House, but it is also a climate

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change at ground zero. Donald Trump has repeatedly rejected the science

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of climate change. Even though it is estimated that over the coming

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decades, rising sea waters could inundate a quarter of his very own

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luxury Estates. Florida went for Donald Trump at the election and

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just 25% of those who vote him believe climate change is caused by

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human activity. Supporters like Barbara Grossman agree 100% with the

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president. The sea level is so minute it can't even count. When you

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go to Miami Beach, they are being flooded regularly. Well, maybe it's

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thinking with all those high risers. That is my guess, but what do I

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know? I do think it has anything to do with climate change. -- I do not

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think. Miami ranks second in assets and the water level they are rising

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and nearly ten times the average worldwide rate. The politics of

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climate change in America is by no means as clear-cut as the science.

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Florida demonstrates that you can deny its very existence and still

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reach the White House. Even the winter White House is at risk from

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rising sea levels. Well, from the environment or diplomacy, US

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Secretary of State Rex Tillotson is currently on a tour of Asia. He

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declare that 20 years of diplomacy has failed to get North Korea to

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scrap its nuclear programme. In Japan, he said a new approach in

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tackling it is needed but has not specify what that may be. -- has not

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specified what that may be. These sorts of international meetings

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between diplomats are usually pretty anodyne. Anything interesting is

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only said one of the cameras are kicked out. But at his press

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conference today, Rex Tillotson was refreshingly blunt in his assessment

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of attempts to stop North Korea from getting nuclear weapons. Is

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important to recognise that the diplomatic and other efforts of the

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past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of denuclearisation have

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failed. We have 20 years of failed approach. Rex Tillotson is white --

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right. 20 years ago they had no nuclear weapons today, it has a

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whole family of missiles, including one may be capable of hitting

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Alaska. More worrying still, it has carried out five nuclear test and be

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on the cause of a nuclear warhead to put on those missiles. The question

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remains, what can be done to stop them? Last month, North Korea

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launched this, it's most advanced missile to date, capable of being

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fired without warning. The country's young dictator appears utterly

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undeterred by the threat of more sanctions. But his ever more

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spectacular missile test are destabilising this region. This

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week, South Korea began allowing the US to deploy this. It's most

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advanced anti-missile system. In Japan, the Prime Minister knows his

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country is equally vulnerable. He may soon be asking his US ally to do

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the same here. Blood speak in their honour North Korea from the new

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administration. In other news now from around the world, is suspected

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letter bomb was exploded at the headquarters of the International

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monetary fund in Paris, injuring one person. The police said the device

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was how we made and delivered through regular mail. It comes after

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a parcel bomb addressed to the German finance minister was

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intercepted by officials. A Greek far left group claimed it sent the

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German device. At least eight people have been injured in a shooting at a

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school in the southern French town of Grasse. The attackers of report

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is being involved in a dispute with a headmaster. It is not being

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treated as a terror attack. A 17-year-old student has been

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arrested. But's Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected a call from

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a second referendum on Scottish independence saying now is not the

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time. Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second vote to be held between

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autumn 2018 and spring 2019. The Prime Minister said the whole of the

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UK should focus on its relationship with the EU. An organisation has

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agreed to donate more than 400,000 hectares of land to chilly. The

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Croatian national parks in Patagonia.

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It was a narrow escape for tourists on Mount Etna when it unexpectedly

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erupted. Molten rock shot 200 feet into the ad caused a shower of

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debris. It is the third time in just under three weeks that Etna has

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erupted. I was with a BBC crew filming a lava flow from a recent

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spate of volcanic activity. But the lava mixed with some snow causing

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other day small explosion... Then a larger one. It pelted as with rocks,

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boulders and steam. Everyone ran, trying to reach the snowmobile. And

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get safety. -- and to get to safety. But some were cut, burned and

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bruised. And a guide so a dislocated shoulder. A vulcanologist said it

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was the worst incident he had experienced during his career and we

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were lucky that no one was left with serious injuries. You're watching

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BBC World News America. Still to come... What you get when two

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Congressmen from opposing parties hit the open road? Thanks to a

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snowstorm, all of America found out. Susan Gravano did not have an easier

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time following a passion of other planets. Grimsby Kenya, the country

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as few as travellers and funny telescope was almost impossible.

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Now, having achieved the gym are becoming an astronomer, Susan

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dedicates her life to be three youngsters to reach the stars. Talks

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signs can be used, I believe, as a school bus ride to school for

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sustainable development may need to get scientists from within Kenya and

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I was the reason why I've felt it was important go back to school 's

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to target children as young as four years and to keep them questioning.

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My name is Susan, I am an astronomer and I do a story meow reach. I was

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never really interested in astronomical but I always loved

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science and maths. But when I was doing this I joined a group of us on

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us and we went to schools and we taught basic sciences. I was taken

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back to my days in school and I wish that someone had,, or a group, and

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talked me about science. I want to give kids the opportunity I mist. --

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that I mist. -- that I missed. But in time I got to learn a lot and to

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meet different people and to study strongly -- Astra

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from sailors to socialite. Whether you are a fine or not, that it was

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left an indelible mark on many cultures. Our arts editor when to

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take a look. Tattoo was all the rage nowadays. There is more choice than

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ever. Back in the late 1970s, this tattoo

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is made his living that doing punk rockers. Now he's taking part in a

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museum exhibition celebrating his artform. The perception as change,

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because there is so much fantastic artwork out there. There is every

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genre and subjects covered now, there's so much beautiful stuff.

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There is not the stigma like they used to be attached to it. It is

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this shift in the perception that the exhibition charts as well as

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taking what the curators feel our common misconceptions. We start with

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the spelling the myth that Captain Cook brought tattoo ink back to

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Britain. It is people have been having tattoo was for hundreds of

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years, we see evidence of that in the pilgrim tattoo was that people

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were going to have in the Middle East were going to have in the

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Middle East whenever going on pilgrimages in the 16 's. This is

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one of my favourite parts of the exhibition. We are trying to

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challenge the idea that that it is gender or class specific.

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It must've been hard to tattoo and it was predominantly a man's world

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even in the 20s and 30s. But her art is so beautiful and has a feminine

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quality to it. The exhibition finishes with 100 hands. It is a

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snapshot of what is happening in Britain and I think it shows the

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diversity, but also the true beauty and artistic quality of tattoo art

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nowadays. Not everybody would agree with that, tattoo is still

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contentious. Some see them as a symbol of moral decline, which this

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is a division seeks to altar by presenting them as an exhibition of

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artistic sensibility. Mine was not a real tattoo, of course, and he said

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if I just rub it with this, it will come... Now to the road trip which

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reached across the political divide. When tee-macro Congressman from

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Texas, a Republican and Democrat had their travel plans ruined by this

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week's blizzard, they jumped in a car together and drove 16 and miles

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to the nation's capital. It was streamed live and gained quite a

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following. Fresh from their trip, they spoke to our reporter. Just

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days ago, these men were mere acquaintances, political rivals.

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This road trip as a result of the bipartisan relationship. Part of the

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drama of this was will we get there in time, we only have 36 hours and

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two, will we get along with each other? They drove through the night,

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catching the attention of a divided nation. I need to sleep, but I can't

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turn this off. They live stream that their debate, taking questions on

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health care, border control, the threat of terrorism, a town hall on

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wheels. There were singalongs... And donors. A whole lot of doughnuts.

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They also took the deeds, including to the gates Graceland. When you see

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there is a Congressman and has a lot of interesting things about music or

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someone who likes to eat doughnuts. I'm not a big doughnut eater really,

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I just like... This is the high-tech map I worked last night. I'm

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supposed to be the cyber security guy we could not work the camera

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properly or the speaker. I think that kind of humanised the entire

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institution. As they raced to Washington, DC, thousands tuned and

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phoned every travel advice to help them make it in time for the vote in

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Congress. I'm still disappointed you thought we wouldn't get here on

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time. Everybody, we made it! We have plenty of time. No, we did not. But

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can this burgeoning partnership work in Washington? Don't be afraid to

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reach and go beyond what you've always talked about and what we

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think about is eight Democrat or a Republican and America will reward

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you for that. The bipartisan relationship there.

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Made it be able to change the culture here in Washington. Thank

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you for

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