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Aired April 24, 2024 - 04:00   ET


COY WIRE, CNN 10 ANCHOR: What`s up, sunshine? I`m Coy. This is CNN 10. We`re just halfway through the week, but we`re going to keep on grinding

and shining, because that`s what we do.

Today is #YourWordWednesday. So listen up to see if the vocab word you submitted helped us write today`s show.

First we head to Washington, D.C., where the Senate is on track to pass a $95 billion foreign aid package this week. That`s after the House passed it

over the weekend. The bill contains nearly $61 billion in aid for Ukraine, which is defending itself against a Russian invasion. It also provides

billions of dollars for Israel and Taiwan.

Democrats and moderate Republicans have been unable to pass an aid package for Ukraine for months because of objections from some conservative

Republicans who say they want that money to be spent here in the United States. But now, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Congress is

ready to take the next step and get America`s European ally the support, he says it desperately needs.

CNN`s Fred Pleitgen breaks down how the U.S. money will be spent in Ukraine.


FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice- over): Russian troops advancing in a heavy firefight in eastern Ukraine. This

video from Russian military TV claiming to show Ukrainian soldiers having to surrender. Ukraine`s howitzers often unable to support their frontline

units, severely lacking 155-millimeter artillery shells. But now, they hope that will change.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): We will defend ourselves and counter attack.

PLEITGEN (voice-over): Kremlin-controlled media seething after the House passed the Ukraine aid bill, while praising Republican Representative

Marjorie Taylor Greene for trying to derail it.

OLGA SKABEEVA, RUSSIAN TV ANCHOR (through translator): Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene who "New York Post" already dressed in a ushanka hat

with a star, officially putting her in the ranks of Kremlin agents, called Speaker Johnson a Democrat elected by Ukraine.

Greene also said that Johnson betrayed not only Republicans, but the whole of the USA. Nonetheless, the U.S. military aid will be bigger this year

compared to the past years. And of course, there is nothing good in that.

PLEITGEN (voice-over): Russia`s foreign minister going even further, threatening nuclear confrontation.

SERGEY LAVROV, RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER (through translator): Westerners are teetering dangerously on the brink of a direct military clash between

nuclear powers, fraught with catastrophic consequences, particularly that it`s the troika of Western nuclear states that are among key sponsors of

the criminal Kyiv regime.

PLEITGEN (voice-over): Ukraine is in desperate need of lots of artillery ammo. Kyiv says badly outgunned by Vladimir Putin`s forces. But also air

defense missiles with Russia drastically escalating its missile and drone campaign against Ukraine cities and power plants. Ukraine`s President

saying he is grateful for the aid, but the weapons need to come fast.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY, UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT (through translator): The time between political decisions and inflicting real defeats on the enemy at the

front, between the approval of the aid package and providing the strength to our guys, this should be reduced to a minimum.

PLEITGEN (voice-over): And the Ukrainians hope U.S. aid will arrive quickly and change the tune on the battlefield, allowing Kyiv`s forces to stop

further Russian advances.

Fred Pleitgen, CNN, Kyiv.


WIRE: All right. Do you ever get that spinning wheel of death on your phone, so you try restarting it, hoping it will reboot? Well, imagine doing

that to a computer from the 1970s located 15 billion miles from Earth.

That`s what a team of NASA scientists did to Voyager 1, a spacecraft launched in 1977 to gather data from the deepest recesses of our universe.

Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, were only meant to last five years, but they`ve been sending back data from outer space for 46 years now. Or at

least Voyager 1 had been sending back information until the end of 2023, when the space probe began experiencing some issues and sent a bunch of

code that scientists just couldn`t figure out.

Now, after some long-distance troubleshooting, NASA says Voyager 1 is operational again and sending usable information again for the first time

in five months.

Next we head to Minnesota, where a driver is thanking a group of good Samaritans for saving his life. He survived with only superficial injuries

after fellow motorists saw an accident on the highway and jumped into action. Check it out.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is the moment a driver was saved from a burning car on the highway in Minnesota. After veering off the road, the car hit a

light pole and caught fire, state patrol said. Drivers and passing vehicles rallied together to save him as the flames grew.

After breaking the driver`s side window, they pulled him to safety. The driver was taken to the hospital, but reported no serious injuries,

authorities say.


WIRE: Pop quiz, hot shot.

Which one of these is the longest river in China? Mekong, Yellow, Yangtze, Daling.

If you said Yangtze, you`re right. It`s the longest river in both China and all of Asia, with a length of 3,915 miles. It`s also the third longest

river in the world, right after the Nile and the Amazon.

What would you do if someone called your outfit gross? Well, in China, some young people would be thrilled, all because of a new trend on social media

where young people are competing to see who has the dorkiest drip.

It`s happening on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok. Our Marc Stewart explains how this became a thing and why the hashtag gross outfit for work

garnered more than 140 million views.


MARC STEWART, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: For some young people here in China, what I`m wearing right now may be considered too dressed up, too

formal for the workplace. Part of a bigger online movement reflecting concerns of this current generation.

We`ve been scouring social media and essentially young people are wearing what`s being called gross work outfits. We saw a young man wearing a

flannel shirt and sweatpants, a young woman in pajamas and a bulky sweater.

Business suits and high heels are out, puffy jackets and slippers are in. These videos that are circulating are going viral. It`s a reflection of

protest, bad bosses, low pay and long hours in the workplace. An extension of sorts of the lie flat movement, rejecting consumerism and the office rat


It`s a statement about the rough economy here in China. In fact, if you look at government data, the jobless rate for young people was nearly 15%

in December 2023. Many young people don`t feel optimistic. Some of the postings online have messages such as my ugly outfit matches my salary. And

how gross my work is, how gross will my outfit be?

We`ve seen generations express themselves through art, music and writing. And for the current moment here in China, fashion. Marc Stewart, CNN,



WIRE: Today`s story getting a 10 out of 10, a youngster with a fastidious approach to his craft. Checkmate, Indian chess prodigy, Gukesh Dommaraju,

better known as Gukesh D, is about to become the youngest player ever to challenge for a world chess title. The 17-year-old grandmaster won the

men`s candidates tournament in Canada on Sunday. He`s the youngest player ever to win that competition.

Now he`s headed to the World Chess Championship later this year. If he wins, he will break Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov`s long held record

of being the youngest world champ. Kasparov was 22 when he achieved the title.

All right, congrats to Mr. Dolan and all the fine folks up in Archbald, Pennsylvania at Valley View for submitting fastidious, an adjective meaning

extremely or excessively careful or detailed. Well done, Cougars, and thanks for making us smarter today.

Today`s shout-out is going to Mrs. Conner`s class at Northwest High School in Omaha, Nebraska. How you doing, Huskies?

And Ms. Dabb`s class at North Star Elementary in Anchorage, Alaska. Keep shining bright, North Star.

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