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News on The 700 Club: March 23, 2016

As seen on "The 700 Club," March 23: Two suspects identified in Brussels suicide bombings, 3rd at large; Cruz scores big win in Utah, Trump earns more delegates in Arizona; Little Sisters vs Obamacare: High Court takes up pivotal ... Read Transcript


When will ISIS strike again?

That's the question authorities around the world

are asking themselves today, after the radical Islamic group

claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombings

in Brussels yesterday.

Now police in Belgium have arrested a suspect,

Dale Hurd brings us the story.

DALE HURD: Belgian police have arrested one of the suspects

in the attack.

The man shown wearing the hat is Najim Laachraoui.

One day after a series of deadly attacks in Brussels,

security was at its highest level,

with soldiers checking passenger's belongings

at the entrances of some of the metro stations in the city.

This woman said, I am absolutely not annoyed by this.

If this needs to continue there is no problem

because it is for our security.

34 people died in the attack, nine Americans

were among the 250 wounded.

American missionary Rocky Gathright

told CBN News he had just dropped off

a friend at Brussels airport when the blast occurred.

The second explosion seemed like it was right beside me.

All the windows and all the glass

just shattered and came exploding out

towards the street.

DALE HURD: Gathright went in to help and minister to victims,

and he prayed with an airline employee.

Police have identified two of the attackers

as Khalid and Brahim Bakraoui.

The brothers were known to police for past crimes,

but nothing related to terrorism.

Both blew themselves up in the attack.

Khalid Bakraoui had rented an apartment

raided by police last week, in an operation that

had led authorities to the top suspect in the Paris

attack, Salah Abdeslam.

The Belgian ambassador to the United States

said that in those raids, police discovered

evidence a major attack in Belgium was being planned.

There were indications that something was in the oven.

A lot of heavy weapons had been found,

which is an indication that something was perhaps being

planned for the next few days.

But Belgian police were still not able to prevent an attack,

and it has cast a spotlight on what

some have called a shocking level of unpreparedness

by Belgian authorities.

An unnamed Belgian official told Buzzfeed News,

we just don't have the people.

We don't have the infrastructure to properly

investigate or monitor hundreds of individuals suspected

of terror links, as well as pursue

the hundreds of open files and investigations we have.

It's literally an impossible situation,

and honestly, it's very grave.

A senior US official reportedly said

that Belgian authorities know they're sitting on a time bomb.

Dale Hurd, CBN News.

Thanks, Dale.

While ISIS and its supporters celebrate

the attacks in Brussels on social media,

Christians from around the world are using the web

to offer prayers for the city, the victims,

and their families.

And you can see that story on cbnnews.com.

In other news, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

added to their leads in the presidential race

in yesterday's primaries.

John Jessup has that story from our CBN News

bureau in Washington, John.

Thanks, Wendy.

Trump and Clinton came out on top in those primaries,

but Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders also won some victories.

Front runners Trump and Clinton won the prized Arizona

primaries, with Trump gaining all 58 delegates in that state.

Meanwhile, Cruz won all 40 of the GOP delegates in Utah.

And Sanders beat Clinton in both the Utah and Idaho caucuses,

gaining a handful of democratic delegates.

Also today, former candidate Florida governor Jeb Bush

endorsed Ted Cruz, calling him a consistent, principled

conservative who can unite the party.

Well, Hillary Clinton may be on her way

to securing the Democratic nomination,

but she has a problem with young millennial voters who

last year, surpassed baby boomers as the largest

generation in the country.

Yet as Jennifer Wishon reports, two presidential contenders

seem to have no trouble wooing that voting bloc.

JENNIFER WISHON: When it comes to the millennial vote,

the numbers say it all.

So far, the leaders are Senator Bernie Sanders

and Donald Trump.

While Hillary Clinton scored big with the women the Ohio

primary, she lost big to Sanders, 81 to 19

among voters ages 18 to 29, proving that Millenials

are still feeling The Bern.

According to a USA Today Rock The Vote survey,

46% of millennial Democrats overwhelmingly

support the Vermont senator.

26% of Republican Millennials support Donald Trump.

Analysts point to the anger theme of this election cycle

as contributing to the Trump/Sanders phenomenon.

But the Millennials we talked to are drawn to Sanders and Trump

for a different reason, jobs.

Meet Abigail Kelly, a political reporter

for Chase The Race, a team of Millennials

traveling the country covering the 2016 election.

Kelly says senator Sanders in particular

speaks to the issues young people want to hear.

The young people support those two in particular

because they're authentic in different ways.

And I think these two candidates reach out

to young people the most.

I think like with Senator Sanders and his college funding

ideas.

JENNIFER WISHON: Millennials we talked to across the country

agree.

We're all affected by me having a job and my parents

paying for my tuition and what not.

JENNIFER WISHON: Both campaigns have

worked to meet young voters where they are, online.

The Sanders campaign has 1.7 million Twitter followers

and another three million on Facebook.

Donald Trump, known for his fast Twitter fingers,

has been called the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters,

with more than six million Twitter followers.

But big numbers on social media don't necessarily

equal real life support.

Dr. Ben Carson had virtually the same number

of Facebook followers as Trump, but Carson's campaign

is finished.

It's the message that seems to resonate with young people.

Donald Trump's really just-- he's

like, this is how it is, this is how it's going to be,

and I'm all for that.

A lot of my friends, they're big Bernie Sanders supporters.

I have a lot of friends that are Donald Trump supporters as

well, because I feel like Millennials,

they like who aren't as wishy-washy.

That's a characteristic for our generation.

We don't really like to have people

that are right on the fence.

JENNIFER WISHON: Another message resonating with Millennials

is socialism.

According to a survey from Republican strategist Frank

Luntz, 58% of young Americans see socialism

as the most compassionate economic system,

and this generation's potential impact is undeniable.

Nearly 90% say they are extremely or very

likely to vote in November.

It's enthusiasm Kelly says she's noticed on the campaign trail.

The students around me are really into this.

I think also because the kids my age, this the first election

they're really paying attention to.

And also the media has made maybe information easier

to get to.

So kids are really excited.

JENNIFER WISHON: And while they may not

be known as the greatest generation,

they are the biggest, making them a powerful voting bloc.

Jennifer Wishon, CBN News.

A powerful voting bloc, indeed.

Thanks, Jennifer.

The Supreme Court takes up a case today

of faith based groups defending their religious freedom

against Obamacare.

Religious nonprofits like the Catholic charity

Little Sisters of the Poor object

to the mandate from the Department of Health and Human

Services that forces them to provide contraceptives

and abortion inducing drugs.

They argue providing them violates

their beliefs against abortion.

We are the believers.

And so when we say, when we draw the line between action

that is acceptable or unacceptable to our faith,

we are the final and only judges of where that line belongs.

So all we're saying to the government

is you have to respect our beliefs

and give us an exemption from this mandate that

would make us involved in activities we see as evil.

DALE HURD: Only eight justices will

hear the case because of the vacancy left

by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

We'll have a report on the high court's hearing

on this case on tomorrow's 700 Club.

Well, less than 3% of American adults

are living even a basic healthy lifestyle.

That's the finding from a study that

tried to find out how many people follow

just four simple principles of healthy living,

including a good diet, keeping body fat under control,

moderate exercise, and not smoking.

The study found that just 2.7% of adults

meet these standards, meaning that over 97% do not.

The study was conducted by researchers from Oregon State

University and the University of Mississippi,

and a senior author of the study called the results

quote, "sort of mind boggling."

And Wendy, with your wilderness survival training,

your bungee jumping and mountain climbing, no doubt,

you fit in that 3%.

Hey, I'm definitely trying, but John, it's

a full time job trying to keep with you.

I mean, you don't have an ounce of fat on you, so-- anyway.

DALE HURD: I'm trying to follow your lead.

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