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Big Primary Wins For Trump And Clinton In Latest Round Of Primaries; Bernie Sanders Wins Rhode Island Primary; Families Of 96 Liverpool Football Fans Say Justice Served After Jury Rules Their Loved Ones Unlawfully Killed; Papua New Guinea To Shut Down Controversial Refugee Camp On Mannes Island; Apple Shares Plunge In After-Hours Trading After Bad Quarterly Earnings.

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[03:00:00] ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN NEWSROOM SHOW HOST: Hello, and welcome to our viewers from all around the world.

I'm Rosemary Church.

ERROL BARNETT, CNN NEWSROOM SHOW HOST: And I'm Errol Barnett. This is our second hour of the special coverage of the U.S. race -- of the race for the U.S.

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presidency.

And the headline here, big wins for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the latest round of primaries. Trump swept all five republican contests on Tuesday. Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware.

CHURCH: Hillary Clinton took four of the five democratic primaries, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, and Delaware. Bernie Sanders came out on top in Rhode Island.

BARNETT: But how big were these wins?

Take a look at the numbers. In Pennsylvania, Donald Trump won with 56.7 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz with 21 percent. John Kasich just a high there at 19.

CHURCH: In Maryland, Trump taking 54 percent of the vote.

Kasich at 23 percent, Cruz, 18 percent.

BARNETT: And in Connecticut, a similar story, Trump winning 57 percent of the vote there, Kasich with 28 and Cruz with 11.

CHURCH: And on to Delaware, Trump with 60 percent, Kasich, 20 percent, Cruz, with 15 percent.

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BARNETT: And take a look at this. Trump's biggest win was in Rhode Island, garnering 63 percent of that state's vote.

Kasich with 24, and Cruz with 10 percent.

CHURCH: Well, Trump says the republican race is essentially over, but Cruz disagrees.



(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, (R) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely. I mean, look.

(APPLAUSE)

I mean, honestly, Senator Cruz and Governor Kasich should really get out of the race. And they have no path to the race.

(APPLAUSE)

They have no path to the race. And honestly, they should get out of the race and we should heal the Republican Party.



TED CRUZ, (R) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Now the media want to say everything is decided. And the question is, can the State of Indiana stop the media's chosen republican candidate?

(APPLAUSE)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BARNETT: Now after celebrating on Tuesday night, Trump now turns to Indiana and a key foreign policy address.

Our Sara Murray has more on that.

SARA MURRAY, CNN POLITICAL REPORTER: Donald Trump sounding awfully confident coming off a string of five victories on Tuesday night.

He says he now feels like he's the presumptive republican nominee and it's time for his rivals Ted Cruz and Kasich to get out of the race.

Now he also gave a little bit of a preview for how he plans to hit Hillary Clinton if she is the democratic nominee in a general election, saying the only reason Clinton's winning now is because she's a woman.

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TRUMP: Well, I think the only card she has is the woman's card. She gets nothing else going. And frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote.

The only thing she's got going is the woman's card. And the beautiful thing is women don't like her, OK?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MURRAY: Now there was some question about whether Donald Trump would begin to modify his tone or his persona.

That certainly was not on display in election night press conference, but we might see a little more of it in his schedule on Wednesday.

He is expected to hold a Rocket's rally in Indianapolis. But earlier in the day, he'll be giving a foreign policy address in Washington, D.C., and he may even use a teleprompter.



Sara Murray, New York. CHURCH: All right. Let's take a look at all the important delegate count. Donald Trump winning 142 delegates on Tuesday. Maybe more to come, in fact, and that brings Trump to 988. His magic number, of course, to clinch the nomination is 1237.

BARNETT: Now Hillary Clinton is urging party unity now after her democratic primary wins.



CHURCH: Yes. Clinton won Pennsylvania with 55 percent of the vote. Bernie Sanders 43 percent.

BARNETT: In Maryland, Clinton won 63 percent of the vote there. Sanders with less than half of that.

CHURCH: And in Delaware, Clinton took 59 percent of the vote. Sanders got 39 percent.

BARNETT: There we go. We'll let you let that sink in as you see it.

And the late surge gave Clinton Connecticut. Let's see the numbers.

CHURCH: There we go.

BARNETT: Fifty one percent to Sanders' 46.

CHURCH: And CNN does project one win for Bernie Sanders in Rhode Island, he has 55 percent of the votes to Clinton's 43 percent.



BARNETT: A lot to get through there, folks. Now, Clinton gave arousing victory speech in Philadelphia. But in his own speech, Sanders touted the viability of his campaign.

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HILLARY CLINTON, (D) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We're going to imagine a tomorrow where hard work is honored.

Families are supported. Streets are safe and communities are strong.

[03:05:02] And where love Trumps hate.

(APPLAUSE)

Whether you support Senator Sanders or you support me, there's much more that unites us than divides us.



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BERNIE SANDERS, (D) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: If the Democratic Party is to look at which candidate is the candidate to defeat Donald Trump or any other republican.

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What we are seeing on national polls, which have us 11 15, 20 points ahead of Donald Trump, far more than Secretary Clinton.

(APPLAUSE) CHURCH: Jeff Zeleny tells us how Clinton is faring on her part to the

democratic nomination.

JEFF ZELENY, CNN SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT: A big night for Hillary Clinton, winning the State of Pennsylvania, the biggest collection of delegates in this critical primary night.

Hillary Clinton has the momentum now, the energy now, the strength of the Democratic Party behind her.

This is extending her winning streak with three big wins at least tonight. She knows that the democratic nomination is all but hers. She extended an olive branch to Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

She says there's more that unifies this Democratic Party than divides it. Of course, there are division deep within this Democratic Party.

But Hillary Clinton tonight, by winning big in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, she knows that she is one step closer to becoming the democratic presidential nominee.

Jeff Zeleny, CNN, Philadelphia.

BARNETT: I remember at this stage, it's all about the important delegates.

Hillary Clinton winning 214 of them on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders with 160. You see the totals there. Hillary now with 2,168. She needs 2,383 to clinch the nomination.

CHURCH: And Sanders congratulated Clinton on her victories, but also in his statements, Sanders says "we are in this race until the last vote is cast. That is why this campaign is going to the democratic national convention in Philadelphia with as many delegates as possible to fight for a progressive party platform."

So, let's bring in CNN politics reporter, Tal Kopan for more on the race.

Good to talk with you again, Tal. So, we've apparently witnessed a bit of a game changer here with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton talking like it's a general election, targeting each other. So, what does this mean for the other candidates at this time?

TAL KOPAN, CNN POLITICS REPORTER: Well, the other candidates are showing no signs that they are going to do anything different going forward. On the democratic side, Bernie Sanders for a while now has a very difficult road towards the nomination.

He is still not mathematically out of it, but it is very unlikely and has been for some time that he will overtake Hillary Clinton.

And she continues to remain sort of in the lead and build her cushion. But Bernie Sanders for some time now has been very focused on his message, very focused on what's been rousing his supporters all the way along. And he put out a statement tonight that basically said, he intended to take as many delegates as he could to the democratic convention in July in order to continue to push his messages and force Hillary Clinton even if she is the nominee, to really address the things that have energized so many people to back him in this way.



On the other side, John Kasich and Ted Cruz who are trying to stop Donald Trump are entirely focus on just pulling as many delegates as they can to prevent him from clinching the nomination outright.

And forcing a convention where the delegates are going to end up having to select someone on multiple ballots.

And that case they're sort of making to voters at this point, which is far less compelling argument to be making I believe than, you know, sticking to your issues.

But that sort of the state of the race that it's basically Trump, and anyone who can try to stop Trump. There really aren't three candidates, there's just the anti-Trump and the Trump forces at this point.



CHURCH: And speaking of Trump, let's just listen to a part of his victory speech for a moment and then we'll chat about it.

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TRUMP: Well, I may act differently, but my thought process is the same. You know, when I speak to a group of 10 people in a conference room, I'm not going to be speaking the same way I spoke in Pennsylvania yesterday to 25,000 people. It's a very different thing, but I'll be saying very similar things.

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CHURCH: So, Tal, what was your take away from that?

Is everyone, of course waiting for Trump to take on a more presidential tone? That's been the push.

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KOPAL: That was sort of a record skip for me. He said I may act differently, but the thought process will be the same. I may say things differently, but what I'm saying will be the same.

It's a little bit difficult to follow, but that's Trump. I mean, that's his sort of his way of doing things. And even when he sort of makes one statement then walks it back and makes another statement, he's says that he's actually saying that thing all along.

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That is a sort of silence.

[03:10:00] He doesn't admit any sort of misspeak. It's just we sort must have misinterpreted what he was up to. And he's trying to thread a needle here. He's trying to on the one hand, assure republicans that aren't fully in his corner that he can be a general election candidate, that he can tame himself.

That he can stick to a message and not make missteps that are going to doom his candidacy.

On the other hand, he has to keep the people that have really supported him all this way, because he was different, because he was a bit rogue, because he said things other people don't say.

He has to keep them in the fold.

And that's why you're sort of getting this double speak that doesn't seem to make sense, is he's saying on the one hand I'm still the same Trump. On the other hand, I know what I need to do moving forward, and it's be a slightly different Trump.

CHURCH: All right, it is a very interesting situation right now. And of course, everyone across the United States and the world watching this very closely.

Tal Kopan, thanks so much for talking with us.

KOPAN: Thanks for having me.

BARNETT: Joining us once again is our fairly odd couple from opposite sides of the aisle, but they get along just fine. Jackie Gingrich Cushman, previously advisor to presidential campaign for her father, former republican House Speaker, Newt Gingrich.

CHURCH: Well, now on the other side, Tharon Johnson.

He was a regional director for Obama's 2012 campaign and was an adviser to Atlanta's democratic Mayor Kasim Reed. Thank you both for being with us.

THARON JOHNSON, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: Good to be here.

JACKIE GINGRICH CUSHMAN, FORMER NEWT GINGRICH'S ADVISOR: Good to be here. Thank you.

CHURCH: Jackie, we want to start with you. Because of course this is extraordinary for Donald Trump. What a win. Five states out of five. Now do you think this means, then, it's very unlikely that there will be a contested convention?

Could he get the 1237 delegates, and also I wanted to ask, do you think this was a reaction, a backlash, perhaps, to the Cruz-Kasich deal?

CUSHMAN: Well, this is a huge night for Donald Trump.

He's got to be very, very happy. His numbers are very good in all five states. It's great for him to sweep them all. And includes it gets him a lot closer, and I think it also helps with momentum. Because now, he's won these states pretty big. Certainly, a huge difference.

In terms of the backlash, I think more than anything, it shows what the voters really care about.

They care about a couple of things. One, the economy.

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He's very strong in terms of what he wants to do with the economy and those who are hurting from the economy really like Donald Trump.

The second thing he really talks about is he really talks about coming in and cleaning house, being a political outsider, being somebody different.

And I think when you look at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich, he is the only one that is really from outside Washington. And Cruz who was the outsider insider now candidate really can't speak to that. I think it really is part of the appeal for Donald Trump.

JOHNSON: I think it was a backlash. I mean, listen, I've never seen two people come together and form an alliance and then one person is on board with a certain strategy then the next person is not.



I think the voters who are Trump voters where we're at some of the exit polls, they were -- they made their minds up very early, they were going to support Trump. I think Kasich, who doesn't have as many votes right now as Rubio really should get out of the race and really let take Donald Trump and Ted Cruz go head to head.



So, I think it was a backlash. I think it fired up Donald Trump supporters. And I think they showed that with their votes this evening.

BARNETT: But Donald Trump even through all of this has proven to have had a ceiling and limit to the amount of support of him among republicans. So, based on that, Tharon, Hillary Clinton won most of the five states by double digits. A very good night for her. What are her demographic strengths, if she is to go against Donald Trump, who does appear to have a ceiling?



JOHNSON: Well, what you saw on this evening was really northeastern sort of working class voters came and basically say, you know what, we think Hillary Clinton is going to be the best choice for democrats to go and to beat Donald Trump.



Now we asked about her demographics, I mean, listen, where this race really started to turn for Hillary Clinton was when it went south and west, particularly women of color, and these are people who voted for her in a very, very large number.

And so, what you're seeing tonight in places like Pennsylvania, which is always going to be a key battleground state for republicans and democrats, she did extremely well in some of the inner cities, but also she did very well with suburban women.



So, I think suburban women, women of color and she's also going to make sure that she appeals to independents.

I think that's going to be her strength going into November.

CUSHMAN: I do want to say, though, this tonight for Donald Trump, he had some very high numbers, very close to 60. I think he was over 60 in the couple of states are very there. These are really high numbers for Donald Trump.

He has two competitors, both Kasich and Cruz, and Hillary has one Bernie.

And if you look at who's really drawn voters out is Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

JOHNSON: I like when Jackie gets right to the edge of endorsing Donald Trump.

But the fact to the matter is that Hillary Clinton has got two million votes more than Donald Trump.

(CROSSTALK)

CUSHMAN: Right.

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Because she has only one competitor.

JOHNSON: So, but it doesn't matter.

CUSHMAN: It absolutely makes the big difference.



JOHNSON: Do you think Jackie when the race -- Jackie when the race was about six people, seven people, Hillary Clinton was still getting more votes than Donald Trump. So, this whole enthusiasm gap narrative that the republicans like to talk about, it is just a bunch of baloney.

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CHURCH: Well, let's talk about Bernie.

JOHNSON: Yes.

CHURCH: Because Bernie Sanders is now really mathematically out of the game.

JOHNSON: Absolutely.

CHURCH: He does not have a path to victory, but he's still in there and insisting he's going to take it right to the convention.



[03:15:03] When will he get on board with Hillary Clinton, and when will he make sure his supporters are on board as well? What will it take to do that?

JOHNSON: Well, Secretary Clinton's campaign, what you saw tonight was a tone, they are really was fit for a general election.

But in her speech, she was very, very nice to Bernie Sanders. I mean, she congratulated him. She even bragged on some of the things that he talks about in his campaign.

So, when you look at it, I mean, he wants to make college more affordable. While also Hillary Clinton wants to make college more affordable. And so, all that issues that he is really going to, you know, he wants to take on Wall Street.

While Hillary Clinton has a record of taking on Wall Street.

And so, we've got to really have a delicate balance between gently saying, hey, Bernie, this is over for you. Why don't you come on board with Hillary Clinton campaign?

But the fact to the matter is that there are a lot of democrats in this country that has embraced Bernie Sanders. And so, the Clinton campaign has got to be careful to embrace him and Bernie Sanders supporters, because we're going to need all of these supporters, all these voters to basically be able to beat Donald Trump in November.



CUSHMAN: And what's so important I think to embrace his supporters is that Bernie represents an outside perspective, somebody new, even though he's been in Washington, he clearly is not part of the democratic establishment.

He just became a democrat last year. So, he's new and he's fresh and has these ideas.

So, I think when you look at a general election between Donald Trump who's clearly an outsider and Hillary Clinton who claims to be outside -- I'm not sure what -- because she's been around forever.

I think it's going to be a very comparison, I think it's going to be a tough campaign for Hillary Clinton. I think it would be fascinating to watch.

BARNETT: But tell me about this, because you advised your father's presidential campaign, Newt Gingrich. And what we appear to see now on both sides is a disconnect between what the candidate says and what their campaign says. We saw that with the Cruz-Kasich deal, right?

CUSHMAN: Right.

BARNETT: And we've seen it with Bernie Sanders.

CUSHMAN: To Bernie Sanders.

JOHNSON: Yes.

BARNETT: You know, Bernie Sanders campaign saying we're going to reevaluate after this full Super Tuesday.

He's like, I'm going to keep going. Then Kasich, too, had said, OK, we're going to make this deal. And he's like, no, let me eat and come out and vote for me in Indiana.

JOHNSON: Right.

BARNETT: What's going on there, why is there this disconnect?



CUSHMAN: Well, if you look at the disconnect that they are both this side, Bernie he's clearly can't make it to the nomination and neither can Cruz or Kasich at this point. And so, what's happening is the state -- the staffs are facing reality. And they're being very truthful when saying we need to reassess.

But the candidates are also, they want to continue. I mean, when you run for president, you really want to be president.

And when you get this far, you really think you can get there, and you don't want to give up.

You never want to give up.

And so, the intimacy when they decide to do that is a very hard thing to do. And then you have to decide how do you do it and then what do you get out of the process. So, it's more than just the campaign itself but it's also the person which I think why you don't see that.

JOHNSON: Bernie Sanders has a unique opportunity here to do what Hillary Clinton did in 2008.

Yes, she went all the way to the convention, because she had a lot of people who voted for her. But let's not forget. Hillary Clinton stood up in the convention, 2008, not only endorsed then-U.S.

Senator Barack Obama to be President of the United States.

But she had a message of bringing people together and she encouraged all of her supporters, all the people who voted for her to go and to unite behind Barack Obama.

Bernie Sanders must take advantage of this moment.

If he doesn't, he's not only going to disappoint the voters who have voted for him, but he's going to do what's the worst thing for the Democratic Party. So, he's got to get in the line and he's got to basically face reality.

CUSHMAN: And the difference is Hillary Clinton has been a democrat for a very long time. She understood how the game works.

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Bernie Sanders just became a democrat this year. It will be interesting to see whether he goes through and endorses.

CHURCH: All right. Interesting. And of course, Indiana's going to be very interesting, isn't it?

CUSHMAN: Absolutely.

JOHNSON: Absolutely.

CHURCH: That will be the game changer. All right. Well, we have to leave it there of course.

But thank you so much to both of you, Tharon Johnson.

CUSHMAN: Glad to be here.

JOHNSON: Thank you.

CHURCH: And Jackie Gingrich Cushman, thank you for being with us.

CUSHMAN: Thank you.

JOHNSON: Thank you.

CHURCH: And we have this programming note. Donald Trump will be delivering what's being built as a major foreign policy speech in Washington, and you can watch it live right here starting at 5 p.m.

in London.

BARNETT: All right. Many of the days' other stories coming up. Families of 96 Liverpool football fans say justice has been served after a jury ruled their loved ones were unlawfully killed.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I just felt elated and like a weight had been lifted off our shoulders after 27 long years that chance to get justice for our brother Brian.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CHURCH: More on the jury's landmark decision coming up.



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DON RIDDELL, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR: I'm Don Riddell with your CNN World Sport headlines.

After more than two years of British inquest into the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium tragedy, has concluded that the 96 football fans who died as a result of a crashed were unlawfully killed.

The jury found that match commander chief superintendent David Duckenfield actions amounted to gross negligence due to breach of his duty of care to the fans.

Police there has also added to a dangerous situation of the FA Cup semifinals.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the inquest had provided official confirmation the fans were, quote, "utterly blameless."

Another news, the first leg of the Champions League semifinal between Manchester City and Real Madrid has ended in a goalless draw.

For Madrid, Christiano Ronaldo failed to recover from the thigh problem which had troubled him over the past week.

Another goalkeeper was troubled too often their city (Inaudible) made a top class safe to deny Pepe in the final minutes. The second leg will take place in Madrid next week.

And in the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers had been dealt two pieces of bad injury news.

Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the post season, and Chris Paul will be out indefinitely after having surgery on his hand.

Griffin aggravated a left caught in game four of the team's first round series against Portland Trail Blazers. That series is currently tied at two games all.

That is a quick look at your sports headlines. I'm Don Riddell.

BARNETT: Papua New Guinea will shut down a controversial refugee camp on Mannes Island. This comes a day after the country's Supreme Court found Australia's policy of detaining asylum seekers there illegal.

The court ordered both governments to take immediate action to end the detentions.

CHURCH: Australia says the center houses almost 900 men. The country has faced global criticism for sending some asylum seekers to remote processing centers. But Australia's immigration minister maintains that anyone trying to reach the country illegally by boat will not be settled in Australia.

The United States embassy in Ankara has issued a security warning for American tourists traveling in Turkey.

The embassy cites credible threats from terrorist groups seeking to target tourists at popular sites throughout the country.

BARNETT: The warning advises American citizens to, quote, "Be mindful of the potential for danger in crowded public areas and popular tourist destinations."

You may recall 10 Germans were killed in suicide bombing at a tourist square in Istanbul three months ago.

Now to England where a commemoration service to mark the outcome of the Hillsborough inquests will take place hours from now in Liverpool.



CHURCH: On Tuesday, a jury ruled 96 football fans were unlawfully crushed and trampled to death at Hills stadium in 1989.

CNN's Phil Black has reaction from the victims' families.

PHIL BLACK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This was the day that hope finally gave way to justice. The families, friends of the 96 who died, plus many, many more, the results they had fought for more than a quarter of a century.



[03:25:00] Liverpool football fans exonerated. Instead, an inquest jury finding the victims unlawfully killed. Brenda, Debbie, and Dianne lost their brother Brian. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

BRENDA MATTHEWS, LOST BROTHER BRIAN: I just got elated, and like a weight had been lifted off our shoulders after 27 long years, and just chance to get justice for our bother Brian.

DIANNE MATTHEWS, LOST BROTHER BRIAN: Today has been a victory, and I think, you know, we can go home and maybe have a good night's sleep after 27 years.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BLACK: Margaret Aspinall lost her 18-year-old son, James.



(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MARGARET ASPINALL, LOST SON JAMES: I don't mind truth and I don't mind justice, and I don't mind the words. But give me the truth on my son's death certificate. And people say you've had the truth. A lot of people say then you had the truth.

No, we never had the truth. And we've proved now. I can get my son's death certificate with the right verdict.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BLACK: The man in charge with policing operations for the match, chief superintendent David Duckenfield of South Yorkshire Police was found responsible for man slaughter by gross negligence.

He could now face criminal proceedings.

He admitted to the inquest, he had lied when he blamed Liverpool fans for causing the crushed.

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The man in charge of South Yorkshire Police today admitted his predecessors had gotten it catastrophe wrong.

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DAVID CROMPTON, SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE CHIEF: The force failed the victims and failed their families. Today, as I have said before, I want to apologize unreservedly to the families and those affected.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BLACK: British Prime Minister David Cameron in a tweet called it "a landmark day which had brought long overdue justice."

England football captain, Wayne Rooney, whose hometown is Liverpool tweeted, "at last, justice for the 96 and their families.

Well done to all who never gave up." In Liverpool itself, a candle for each of the 96 beneath banners bearing their names. And then slowly, the two words people here had been waiting for. Truth and justice.

Phil Black, CNN, Liverpool.

BARNETT: Now the Hillsborough tragedy changed the course of football. CNN's Don Riddel takes us on emotional journey with the families of the victims following their decade-long fight for justice.

CNN World Sport presents Hillsborough, they'll never walk alone, that debut Wednesday at 80 p.m.

in London, 9 p.m. Central European Time here on CNN.

CHURCH: The 2016 summer Olympics are just around the corner, but pollution and government battles are threatening to stop the show. We will take a look at what Brazil has to deal with while Rio gets ready.

[03:30:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

BARNETT: Welcome back to those of you tuned in from all around the world. This is CNN Newsroom. I'm Errol Barnett.

CHURCH: And I'm Rosemary Church.

We do want to check the headlines for you this hour.

Republican Donald Trump has swept the latest round of U.S. presidential primaries with wins in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware.

Democrat Hillary Clinton won four states on Tuesday. Her rival Bernie Sanders came out on top in Rhode Island.

BARNETT: North Korea is said to be preparing an assault exercise on a replica of the South Korean presidential office.



A South Korean defense official told CNN about this plan but didn't have any additional details. North Korea's central news agency has not made any statements about this exercise.



CHURCH: Apple shares plunged in after-hours trading after their company reported its worst quarter in more than a decade. Apple reported both its sales and profits were down last quarter, and iPhones sales fell for the first in history. Apple is forecasting lower than expected sales for its current quarter.

BARNETT: Returning now to the U.S.

presidential race and Donald Trump's sweeping victory in the primaries Tuesday night.

CHURCH: CNN chief correspondent John King joins our Wolf Blitzer to take a closer look at Trump's path to the republican nomination.

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JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The scope of the Trump win tonight is astounding. One delegate for Ted Cruz tonight.

Five for John Kasich. A 113 for Donald Trump. Now stretching his lead out here. Now the big question, was it enough? That huge rout tonight? Is it enough to get him to 1237 before the Cleveland convention? That's the magic number.

Let's do some of the math for you. The first thing I want to do for you is to say CNN reporting this delegate count having him just shy of 960 does not include 54 unpledged delegates in Pennsylvania tonight.

They're not bound to anybody. But CNN reporting over the last few days, there are 54 of them. At

least half, so 27 of those delegates have told CNN they will vote either for Donald Trump because they are Trump supporters or because they said they would vote the way their district went. And Donald Trump won overwhelmingly through these districts.



So, when you add this number to this number, it leaves Donald Trump needing 251 -- forget my scribble, it's little harder on the wall here -- 251 to get to 1237. It's an interesting number, because it makes this map a little easy.

After tonight, there are 502 republican delegates at stake. So, Donald Trump needs 50 percent when you add in those 27 after tonight.

Can he get there? Well, let may do one other thing for you.

I take the calendar a little bit out of order. He needs 50 percent right now -- bless you. He needs 50 percent right now. New Jersey votes on the last day on June 7.

But Donald Trump, look at the map. He's heavily favored in New Jersey which is a winner-take-all. If you add those in, Donald Trump, again, I'm skipping the order of the calendar.

Donald Trump heavily favored in West Virginia, winner-take-all if he wins those. All right. That's lowering his number now. The next contest, Tuesday night in Indiana. Ted Cruz's firewall. Ted Cruz says Indiana has to stop Donald Trump.

As we speak tonight, Wolf, Donald Trump leads in the polls in Indiana.

Every reason to believe he gets a boost to momentum after going from five tonight. If Donald Trump then also wins Indiana, all right, 60, 40 there. Now I'm giving him West Virginia and New Jersey, skipping ahead in the calendar.

At this point, if that happens, it was 50 percent.

When I started this equation that gets the map down to 37 percent. If he keeps New Jersey and West Virginia in the bank, wins Indiana next week, then he would need only 37 percent of the remaining delegates, so you can play up the map, and let's play it up through a republican convention.

We have Ted Cruz continuing to win in the west. For this scenario, we give Governor Kasich who's only Ohio so far, but remember this new Kasich/Cruz alliance.

If you give Governor Kasich New Mexico and Oregon just for the sake of argument, if Donald Trump then has a big win in California that has him at 1237, 1236. That does not include those 27 I've talked about who've already committed to Donald Trump in Pennsylvania.



[03:34:58] So, even if Kasich won New Mexico and Oregon, as long as Trump won Indiana and New Jersey and West Virginia, a big win in California would get him over the line. Now that's giving him 70 percent.

But there's no doubt maybe if they get him below 70 percent he moves back a little bit but it's also perfectly conceivable. He could do this and win in New Mexico, it's conceivable, he could win Oregon as well. So, I give you these scenarios just to show you that after tonight, 50

percent is what he'll need going forward.

And he may get even more of those, there's non-pledged delegates in Pennsylvania. Hard? Yes. But doable?

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You can map out a scenario to get Donald Trump to 1237 by the day of the California primary on June 7 without doing a lot of work.

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BARNETT: John King with our Wolf Blitzer breaking it all down. The next contest is the Indiana primary on Tuesday.

CHURCH: An Al Qaeda affiliate is claiming responsibility for the gruesome killings of two men in Bangladesh. The victims were activists for gay, lesbian and transgender rights.



BARNETT: One of them also works for the U.S. agency for international development at the time of his death. Their deaths are the latest in the series of targeted attacks against atheist bloggers, academics and religious minorities in the past year.

Our senior international Ivan Watson joins us now live with the latest on this story.

And, Ivan, what do we know about this Al Qaeda affiliate?

IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, they are definitely claiming responsibility for this savage act of homophobia, Errol.

In a statement being put out online on Tuesday saying, that this was because, quote, "The victims were working day and night to promote homosexuality among the people of Bangladesh."

And they also describe Rupban, that's the only LGBT magazine in Bangladesh, and one of the victims was an editor of that magazine as a quote, "cult, comprised of gays and lesbians." Now this is not the first time we've seen a claim of responsibility coming from this group, which, if it's not directly linked to Al Qaeda, and we can't confirm that independently, it is certainly seeking to ally itself with Al Qaeda.



Earlier this month, it claimed responsibility for the killing, the machete murder of a graduate student, an atheist blogger in the capital of Bangladesh. His name was Nazimuddin Samad.

And in that lengthy claim of responsibility, the group said that it would reserve the right to carry out attacks against judges, lawyers, doctors, basically anybody that didn't fit its strict and very violent interpretation of Islam.

Errol?

BARNETT: And, Ivan, yesterday we discussed how the government is being criticized, some would say, for victim blaming after some of these attacks. And now some have the view that they're down-playing some of these terror threats. Any reason for that?

WATSON: Well, the consistent line coming from the very highest levels of the Bangladeshi government is that Al Qaeda and ISIS, and by the way, ISIS-linked groups have also claimed responsibility for another deadly attack this month, a killing of a university professor.

The government insists that Al Qaeda and ISIS are not active in

Bangladesh. But this is all the work of homegrown extremist groups. But the fact to the matter is that there has been a pattern of killing that has targeting liberal voices intellectuals in the country and it has really set a climate of fear across the country.



Now we've seen the funeral of these two men who were killed on Monday. One of them Tanay Majumder. He was an actor, he appeared in theater and on television.

He was also openly gay, which is quite rare in Bangladesh, a majority Muslim country, also a secular democracy.

And his colleague, Julhas Mannan, who was an editor, as I mentioned before of this magazine Rupban, and also worked for USAID.

And this has sent real ripples of fear, not only through the diplomatic community but also through the LGBT community, which, we're hearing people basically going underground, terrified right now that they could be next. Errol?

BARNETT: All right.

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Ivan Watson, watching this all for us from Hong Kong, approaching 3.40 in the afternoon there. Ivan, thanks.

CHURCH: Well, a mass shooting on a military base in Cape Verde has killed 11 people. The island nation off the coast of Western Africa is ruling out an attack on the government.

BARNETT: Officials say a soldier is missing. It's believed he launched the assault for personal reasons. The dead include soldiers, a civilian and two Spanish citizens. They were between 20 and 51 years old.

CHURCH: From Bagdad to Beijing, a record of heat wave is developing in several locations around the globe.

Our Pedram Javaheri is here to talk to us about what is happening there.



PEDRAM JAVAHERI, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Yes. As we are seeing temperatures you would see in July even August in places and they are not just Beijing and Baghdad, even in places like Alaska a record heat taking place.

[03:40:00] And we'll break down all of this here. When you take a look at what's happening, of course globally, we're among the hottest -- the hottest year on record now in 2016.



So, pretty incredible chart here, guys, to start off with. It shows you what we've seen over the past couple of years. Twenty fourteen it was easily the hottest year on record. Well above 2010 and 1998, 2015 easily outdid that.

And then look at 2016 literally way above anything we've seen in the past, even coming in second place there 2015. So, that's the concern when you take a look at the trend, the way it has begun.

And you notice the pattern of temperatures in Beijing take us up to 34 degrees as we transition into the first week of May. Keep in mind, in Beijing, the last time it was this hot, you'd have to

go back to last August when it was 34 degrees.

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It has been 259 days since last time it was this hot. In the summer month, though, the average hottest temperature in Beijing is 31. We're talking about the first week of May giving to 34.

That's what happening in that region.

Of course we know across portions of India a major drought in place. In fact, as of Monday, Green Peace putting the pressure on the Indian government saying, hey, you've got to get the priorities straight this region.

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Because we know the drought and the way water as across India was about 5 percent of the water extracted goes to people and people use. About 10 percent that goes to industry.



And you take a look over seven states across parts of eastern India dealing with excessive heat warnings that have been in place, temperatures soaring well into the mid-40s, when they should be closer to the mid-30s for this time of year since it's the pre-monsoon heat.



And then you go over towards the Middle East, how about a 41-degree afternoon in store for your Wednesday. When you talk about these sort of readings, Tuesday we reached 40 degrees. That should be the hottest temperature we've ever seen in the month of April. It should be well below that into the 30s.

And go towards Fairbanks, Alaska, just south of the Arctic circle. They have seen seven consecutive days with temperatures above 15 Celsius.



Now the World Meteorological Organization said the heat wave by definition is five straight days of temps 6 degrees Celsius above normal. We're going on seven straight days with temperatures well- above normal in the Arctic Circle. So, this is incredible warmth for any time of year, let alone the early spring season, which is a concerning again going into the couple of months.



BARNETT: Yes, certainly. All right, Pedram, thanks very much.

CHURCH: We appreciate it.

BARNETT: The Venezuelan government says drought is affecting how much power this hydroelectric dam can produce. But critics say something else is to blame. We'll explain, coming up.

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CHURCH: There it is, the 2016 Olympic Games, exactly 100 days away. Brazil is getting ready for one of the world's largest sporting events, but there are a lot of questions.



BARNETT: That's right. And the big question is, I mean, as this each time there are Olympic Games can the city pull it off, Rio, and fill the stadiums despite all the negative publicity?

Shasta Darlington takes a look.



SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: First, warnings of water venues so clogged with debris and raw sewage that athletes risked getting sick. Then came Zika, a devastating virus that spreading like wildfire and causing birth defects.

Now this. A political crisis that could see President Dilma Rousseff step down as early as May to face an impeachment trial. No doubt accompanied by massive demonstrations like these.

Political and social turmoil with the world watching.

So, what will happen to the summer Olympics? According to the president herself, they will be the best the world has ever seen. "I hope to win not only on the courts and in the stadiums and in all of the sporting venues," she said, "but also to win outside of them because we carried out a series of constructions that transformed Rio de Janeiro."

The glossy promo videos do show preparations are actually looking pretty good.

Ninety eight percent of the venues complete and this without going over budget.

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And organizers still expect half a million international tourists to descend on Rio.

The hotel association says there haven't been any cancellations despite this fate of bad publicity.

In fact, just the opposite. They say with the cheaper currency, the hotels are almost 100 percent booked already. A big challenge still to be overcome with just over half the tickets sold, can they fill these stands?



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MARIO ANDRADA, RIO 2016 SPORTS JOURNALIST: Brazilians are late buyers. They have more things to worry about.

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DARLINGTON: But now that the torch has been lit and is on its way to Brazil, organizers are confident Brazilians will catch Olympic fever and tickets will sell out.

Of course we still don't know who will be in charge of the country when the torch stops at Maracna Stadium for the launch of the summer games.

Shasta Darlington, CNN, Rio de Janeiro.

BARNETT: Hear what President Rousseff has to say about all of this when she sits down with CNN's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour.

It is Ms. Rousseff's first one-on-one interview since the lower House of Congress voted to impeach her.

And this is a CNN exclusive today on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Rio de Janeiro, 7 p.m.

in London only here on CNN.

CHURCH: Venezuela is taking a drastic step to save energy with rolling power blackouts across the country.

BARNETT: The government says weather patterns and droughts are affecting the main hydroelectric dam. But critics blame mismanagement and corruption.

Rafael Romo has the details. RAFAEL ROMO, CNN SENIOR LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS EDITOR: About the only

thing that can be counted on around the clock at via homes these days is the gas stove.

But the food in the fridge is spoiling and the microwave sits unused. The TV set is dark. And the stereo system silent.

"We have had rolling blackouts since last month," Gustavo Diaz says. We used to lose power two hours in the morning and two in the afternoon but now it's four hours straight."

When CNN visits at the home in the Carayaca district outside Caracas, the Venezuelan capital temperature was 34 degrees Celsius or 93 Fahrenheit.

With no power, turning the air on is not an option.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro decreed nationwide rolling blackouts starting this week and for at least the next 40 days. The country, the president says is in the middle of a power crisis because water levels at the dam that provides 75 percent of Venezuela's electricity are at record lows due to a severe drought.



The capital district in Caracas and some adjacent municipalities are exempt from the rolling blackouts because that's where the federal government headquarters are located.

Two states that heavily depend on tourism will not be affected either. Back at the Carayaca district outside Caracas, just about every business displays the same sign.

"No ileus." It says there's no power.

[03:50:01] At this paint store, the owner Luis Marcano wipes the sweat off his forehead. He says that in addition to the blackouts, his business has been hit by an economic crisis that has kept customers away.

A crisis that has also kept some of his shelves completely empty.

Rafael Romo, CNN.

CHURCH: And we'll take a break right here. But next on CNN, why London's famous big Ben clock tower will go silent next year. Do stay with us for the details.

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JAVAHERI: Weather watch time on this 27th of April, 2016. It's the five-year anniversary of one of the most prolific tornado outbreak in U.S. history. We have over 500 tornadoes in a couple of day's period.

We do have another severe weather event taking place at this hour across the portions of the central U.S. from Oklahoma City out towards Dallas, Texas.

How about 11,000 lightning strikes in a 30-minute period into the early morning as a line of active weather scoots to the east. And even far northeast Kansas City getting in on the action. Not much in the way of expansive tornado areas but we do have at least upwards of 180 large hail reports.

Four tornadoes reported thus far into the early morning hours. The expectation was far higher than that. So, certainly good news when

it comes to the storms not being as strong as initially expected but still getting damaging winds that are scooting to the east along this boundary over the next couple of hours.



And as you work your way into Wednesday afternoon forecast, we do have about 20 million people in line for severe weather. The threat drops off from a scale of one to five which was a four Tuesday drops off to a two. So, the severity expected of it less. But it does include places like St. Louis and Memphis and also Little Rock, Arkansas for severe storms.

And notice once everything clears up the rainfall certainly doesn't.

The next seven days northern Texas and portions of Louisiana get water towards a quarter of a meter of rainfall in the coming week or so. Now, watching this pattern not only across the intermountain west but even back towards the West Coast with showers.

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CHURCH: You know, every now and then, even an icon needs a face-lift.



BARNETT: What are you trying to say?

CHURCH: In the last few years, the Washington Monument and the Eiffel Tower have had their nip and tuck.

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BARNETT: That's right. And pretty soon it will be Big Ben's turn. And it will leave London with a rare sound of silence.

Here is Nic Robertson.

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: For more than 150 years, almost uninterrupted, Big Ben's iconic big bongs, the hourly chimes, have rung out across London.

[03:54:59] But now the famous clock bong from where Big Ben gets its name will fall quiet for urgent refurbishment work starting next year.

The British parliament has announced the Elizabeth Tower which houses the clock will undergo three years of repairs.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There are a couple of areas that we do desperately want to look at. The suspension spring, pendulum. We hope certain hands of the clock.

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ROBERTSON: Decades of weather and water damage have caused parts of the metal and stone work in the tower to crumble. There has been no major repair work since the 1980s.

Even the bells themselves are rusting. The iron roof will be removed completely during the works, meaning there will be months of silence when the bells won't chime.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: On my left here is the south facing clock face.

ROBERTSON: Even the clock face is being eroded.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can see there's a considerable problem with water in rest here. There's rust in the frame.

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The mass it's coming away here. The water comes down the glass and gets behind that and causes this to rust.

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ROBERTSON: The team is examining whether to return the clock face to its original Victorian colors of green and gold. But they promise at least one of the four phases will always be kept visible and on time. And that the bells will be rung as usual on major dates such as New Year's Eve.

Nic Robertson, CNN, London.

CHURCH: Such a beauty, isn't it?



BARNETT: Absolutely. I love that all.

CHURCH: And thank you so much for watching CNN. I'm Rosemarie Church.

BARNETT: And I'm Errol Barnett.

We say it every day, but connect with us on Twitter. We love hearing from you.

CHURCH: And we certainly do. And CNN Newsroom continues next with Hannah Vaughan Jones in London. You have a great day.

BARNETT: See you.

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