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CNN news 2014-05-30

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to Wednesday`s edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS. You are half way through the week. I`m Carl Azuz, it`s good to see you. First up today, there are about 32,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, plus those of some U.S. allies. President Obama announced yesterday that almost 10,000 American troops would stay in Afghanistan through next year. Their role is changing, though. The president says the U.S. combat mission ends this year, remaining troops will be focused on training Afghan forces and fighting al Qaeda terrorists. Afghanistan`s got to agree to U.S. troops staying, though. It`s current president Hamid Karzai won`t, but the two political candidates competing to succeed him say they will. Some Republican lawmakers say they are glad the U.S. will keep some troops in Afghanistan, but that putting dates on their withdrawal could lead to violence afterward. The U.S. official says U.S. forces in Afghanistan will be reduced to about 1,000 after the year 2016.

Republican lawmakers are considering significant changes to a child nutrition law passed in 2010. The law`s goal was to encourage students to eat healthier school lunches. The government required schools to use less sodium in meals and it required students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, about 30 million students nationwide, to pick up a fruit or vegetable with their lunch. First lady Michelle Obama is a strong supporter of the law.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Parents have a right to expect that their kids will get decent food in our schools, and we all have a right to expect that our hard-earned taxpayer dollars won`t be spent on junk food for our kids.

AZUZ: But an official from the School Nutrition Association says they are not pushing for junk food in lunches, they just want the fruit or vegetable requirement dropped. The group says there is a lot of waste from students picking what they have to get the fee meal, but then immediately throwing it away.

Next story involves planes and law enforcement. Technology that has been around may be a little after the Wright brothers is combining with camera surveillance technology, and it`s getting policy in apprehend and tracking some crime suspects. Not everyone`s on board with the idea of pursuing people using an eye in the sky, but it is having an impact.

BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: From their specially equipped Cessnas Ross McNutt and his firm Persistent Surveillance Systems can monitor large sections of cities. Because they are in the air for hours at a time, they can track back to the moment of a crime and before it. (INAUDIBLE).

ROSS MCNUTT, PERSISTENT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS: They meet up three to four times prior to the murder, including one time right outside the murder scene.

TODD: In the moments afterward ...

MCNUTT: We actually can follow all of the cars, so we are actually going to jump over and follow the car that the shooter got into and see where it goes to.

TODD: They tie in a Google Earth street view image to show police the house where the suspect went to hide. McNutt`s team helped police make arrest in that shooting.

MCNUTT: We`ve actually (INAUDIBLE) 34 murders so far, and we actually have confessions that account for 75.

TODD: McNutt`s team has monitored other high crime cities. Campton, California, Philadelphia, Baltimore. Then can replicate their operation center in Dayton, Ohio - anywhere.

In a typical operation, law enforcement officers will sit in this area monitoring the police scanner. When a call comes in that a crime has been committed, these analysts immediately start to track back when and where it occurred. And sometimes, they can catch up to a suspect in real time.

Dayton, 2012. They get word of a burglary. Track the suspect in the white truck as he`s getting away, and direct police right to him. Dayton`s police chief says the technology`s helped his depleted force.

CHIEF RICHARD BIEHL, DAYTON, OHIO POLICY DEPT.: Allows us to gain data on, criminal offenses, for which there are often or not witnesses and clearly, police officers are not there to prevent.

TODD: But privacy advocates say this smacks of Big Brother.

MARC ROTENBERG, ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER: Then we`ve actually crossed the line. This creates the opportunity after the fact to look at anybody for any reason.

MCNUTT: We are responding in support of law enforcement to reported crimes only.

TODD: And McNutt says, they closely monitor their own analysts to make sure they are only tracking suspects.


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