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Israel Wraps Up Its Third Round of Elections In 11 Months; Super Tuesday Dawns In The U.S.; Visit With Human And Canine Rescuers In A Disaster-Prone Area

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CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: It's T-minus CNN 10 minutes until you're up to speed on world events. Welcome to CNN 10. I'm Carl Azuz at the CNN Center,

happy to see you this Tuesday.

The Middle Eastern country of Israel has just wrapped up its third election in 11 months. The other two which were held last year resulted in deadlocks in Israel's government. So the question is, will this election break it? Here's why there's been a stalemate. In Israel's Knesset, its parliament,

there are 120 seats.

A political party needs to have a simple majority, at least 61 of those seats to take control and choose the prime minister but there are dozens of political parties in Israel. No single one of them is likely to get that 61 seat majority in an election, so they have to team up to form a coalition to make things work.

But after last April's election and for the first time in Israel's history, no one was able to form that coalition government including the party of

Israel's current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. So he called for a second round of elections, those were held in September and again deadlock.

So what happened last night?

We don't have the final results but all three of the main exit polls in Israel projected that a coalition led by the incumbent prime minister was on track to secure 60 seats. That's one short of the simple majority and this same coalition secured 60 seats in the first election last April but wasn't able to form a government.

Still, Prime Minister Netanyahu called Mondays votes a great victory for Israel and if a coalition government is formed this time around, the nation will avoid a fourth election.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Almost a year into the Israeli election stalemate people in Efrat are anxious for the political fog to clear and with it they hope a profound change in their status. It may not be obvious when you look around nice houses, good services but these buildings on this land have been among some of the world's most controversial real estate since they went up.

International law says that they are illegal built on occupied Palestinian territory. But to the 10,000 settlers who live here they say this is their rightful home. That's a disparity Efrat's long time mayor is well aware of.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So Efrat is over the green line and which means that some of your viewers might call it the disputed territories. We prefer to call it Judea and Samaria but it means that there is a lot of political implication to the result of the elections. But we know that under specific government where the specific administration things could go very bad for the communities here. And on the other hand we have (ph) a specific government and a specific administration things can take a completely different turn.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: While it is unclear what the up shore of this latest Israeli election will be, what is clear is that places like this continue to build for the future.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

AZUZ: It's Super Tuesday. You might ask well what's so super about it? In terms of the U.S. presidential nomination process, more delegates will be awarded in today's primaries and caucus than on any other day in this election cycle. The candidate from each party who wins a majority of delegates eventually appears on the presidential ballot.

When we produced this show there were five Democrats still seeking their party's nomination. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota announced yesterday that she'd pull out of the race. One Republican, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is challenging incumbent President Donald

Trump for their party's nomination though President Trump's expected to easily win that.

Hey, we have a detailed explainer available on Super Tuesday. You can find it on our February 24th show. That's available at You Tube.com/cnn10.

10 Second Trivia. Loose dry, slab and cortus (ph) are all types of what? Window treatments, avalanches, marble or beach erosion. All of these are types of snow detachments better known as avalanches.

Every winter there are thousands of avalanches in the U.S. state of Colorado. It's considered the most dangerous state for these disasters and most of them happen during snowstorms or right afterward according to the National Weather Service. The risk is much higher in the back country than it is at popular ski areas but rescue teams have a number of methods to lower that risk.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Avalanches occur when unstable layers of snow on a sloped surface are disturbed.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You need three things for an avalanche to happen. Right? You need a slope angle and you need snow on it and then we need a trigger.

So a trigger could be a skier and it could be bomb (ph).

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So its 6:30 in the morning and we're going out with ski patrol.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This morning we're going to be doing avalanche mitigation, the helicopter assist. So what we'll be doing is we'll be taking two teams up to the top of Palmyra Peak with explosives. If we can initiate an avalanche than we're not going to be taken by surprise. Mom,

I'm putting on sunscreen. Yes, helicopter day's a - - it's a fun day because we don't do many of them.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you worried at all about your own avalanche risk when you're doing this kind of work?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. You're throwing bombs in avalanche terrain.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You just be ready like have your (inaudible) ready. Don't let anything like that can fly away.

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why don't you huddle right down here with us? Palmyra Peak where they're going to be landing is essentially an area of about maybe 30 square feet.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Cool.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We'll actually be able to park up there.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (inaudible)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're here to get back on the snowmobiles.

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You guys want to boogie?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Those are five pounders right there.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We try to make sure that if there's going to be a slide on the mountain, it's initiated by ski patrol and not by the public is the key. You know, to make sure that we're initiating an avalanche when there's no one underneath it and when we can control the environment. We know what's going on and we're not blindsided by a natural avalanche.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So the back country area where we are is on national forest land. Essentially we don't do anything in the back country. So skiers that go outside of our back country access gates, they're doing it on their own public lands or on their own accord and it's get in yourself and get out yourself. Avalanches in the back country that involve people getting buried, going off and have great outcomes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We just made it up to one of the highest points on the mountain Telluride. We're at a place called High Camp and this is where we're going to meet up with Gary and Kim. They're a married couple who have an avalanche dog named Lady Bee.

We're going to go out with them for some of their training and get a sense of what it takes for an avalanche dog to get out there and actually rescue someone. Gary and Kim Richard run the non-profit Telluride Avalanche Dogs.

They say dogs are the best rescuers after an avalanche because they can sniff out people buried in snow and find them more quickly than human rescuers. Gary and Kim's avalanche dog Lady Bee has been on the job for nine years ever since she was a puppy.

KIM RICHARD: Kind of the calm before the storm and once she gets wind of either a radio call or, you know, her harness being jiggled or something.

She goes nuts.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We're going to hide down in holes and then Gary and Lady Bee are going to come find us and then rescue us.

GARY RICHARD: There you go.

(LAUGHTER)

KIM RICHARD: Great. And a dog is your best friend. There are only, you know, one of our only means of finding you.

(END OF VIDEO CLIP)

AZUZ: There's a new home monitor at Lockhart Middle School in Savannah, Georgia. His name is Bob. Not much personality but he's a robot so he can wave sort of. But Bob's main job is to patrol the hallways to keep kids in class. If he sees some folks breaking the rules, he'll get their attention.

Bob's one of a number of projects here meant to promote STEM education. The other's include electric cars and even an airplane but it's Bob who has his

"mechaneyes" on anyone looking to be tardy. He's a champion of "cops and Roberts". He can't be "robot off". He's got many "gears" of experience and if you're trying to pass through the hall without a hall pass, you'd better be "bobbing" and weaving because you ain't "bobbing" and leaving without being caught on camera with all your tried and truant methods.

I'm Carl Azuz and we're wrapping up our show in Evanston, Wyoming. Why? No, Wyoming because that's where Evanston High School is watching on YouTube.

That's all for CNN.

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