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News on The 700 Club: April 15, 2016

As seen on "The 700 Club," April: Search, rescue underway after deadly quake rocks Japan; Bitterly feuding, Clinton and Sanders clash in NY debate; Tennessee governor vetoes 'unconstitutional' Bible bill; and more Read Transcript


[MUSIC PLAYING]

Welcome to the 700 Club.

For today's top stories, let's go over to the CBN News desk.

Gordon, rescue workers are searching

for survivors trapped in the rubble

after a 6.5 quake shook Japan Thursday night.

At least, nine people are dead and hundreds are wounded.

Meanwhile, serious aftershocks are hindering rescue efforts

and creating the fear of another quake.

Charlene Aaron reports.

AARON (VOICEOVER): The powerful 6.5 quake

struck near Kumamoto City on the island of Kyushu,

collapsing homes, sparking fires, and even derailing

this train.

Tens of thousands of people fled their homes.

And television footage shows damaged buildings

and buckled roads.

Thousands of homes are without electricity and gas.

Search-and-rescue crews went door to door in the dark,

searching for survivors.

American Nole Vincent lives near where the quake hit.

Suddenly, we just kind of felt the floor drop beneath us.

That's what it felt like.

AARON (VOICEOVER): More than 100 aftershocks

are shaking the region, hindering rescue attempts.

The US Geological Survey says they

are likely to continue for about a week.

[SPEAKING JAPANESE]

INTERPRETER: Aftershocks are still occurring.

So we would like to give our best efforts to prevent

any secondary disasters.

AARON (VOICEOVER): Japan, which sits along

the so-called Ring of Fire, is no stranger to earthquakes.

In 2011, a monster 9.0 quake struck,

unleashing a deadly tsunami which

swallowed entire communities, killing some 22,000 people.

In recent days, three large quakes

have been recorded in the region, including one

in Myanmar and one in Pakistan.

Charlene Aaron, CBS News.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

clashed in the ninth Democratic debate last night.

The candidates met in New York days

before the state's primary.

It got feisty at times, with Clinton defending

against questions of showing favoritism

to the banking industry.

We cannot come up with any example because there is no

example.

Secretary Clinton called them out.

Oh, my goodness, they must have been really crushed by this.

[APPLAUSE]

And was that before or after you received huge sums of money?

GRAHAM: Meanwhile, all the Republican candidates

met at a party fundraiser in New York last night.

The governor of Tennessee vetoed a bill

that would have made the Bible the official state book.

The bill's sponsor said the measure

was meant to honor the Bible for its historical and cultural

contributions.

But opponents argued it was unconstitutional

or trivialized the Bible by equating it

to other symbols like the state's insect or state rock.

The legislature still has time to try and override that veto.

A new law in Kentucky allows county clerks

to issue same-sex marriage licenses without compromising

their religious beliefs.

The law is in response to clerk Kim Davis's refusal

to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name on them.

Last summer, she spent five days in jail for her stand.

The law creates one form for gay and straight couples

seeking a marriage license and does not bear the clerk's name.

Studies show that sex-selective abortions

are on the rise in the US.

Some cities are seeing an increase in unbalanced birth

ratios that highly favor males.

Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee

held a hearing on a bill that would outlaw abortion based

on the gender of the baby.

It is also aimed at giving women legal rights if they

are being coerced or solicited into having

a sex-selection abortion.

There's at least 160 million missing girls around the globe

because of sex discrimination.

There's a lot of cultural coercion of women

even in the United States to obtain abortion

based on the fact that the child is a female.

So what this bill will do is give those women an out.

It basically gives them an awareness

that they have a right to refuse to get an abortion if they

are being coerced.

Opponents of the bill admit this

is happening in the United States

but say it is not enough to justify a prohibition.

The "Barbershop" is back in business

with a new film in theaters today.

It is the third movie in the comedy franchise

set in Chicago, a city facing a real-life crisis of violence.

The film's director, Malcolm D. Lee,

leads the cast with a script that

addresses the deadly trouble with a dose of laughter

and a message of hope.

NARRATOR: Calvin's barbershop is back in business.

What's going on, hungry black folks, ha?

Who wants some nonprofit Gangsta Grub?

All right, soul food to save fool's soul.

Every delicious piece of beef helps keep a bullet

off the street.

NARRATOR: "Barbershop, the Next Cut"

is the third film in the series that began 14 years ago.

The cast includes familiar faces like Cedric

the Entertainer and Ice Cube, and newcomers

like rappers Common and Nikki Minaj.

There is also a new director, Malcolm D. Lee.

Ice Cube actually invited him to direct the very first film,

but he couldn't work it out.

In terms of putting your stamp on this,

not being able to do it with the first, what would

you say in specific you think you wanted to do

or you wanted to add to?

Firstly, I wanted to make sure the right tone was

set because we're dealing with a lot of really tough issues

when it comes to gang violence and gun

violence in the city of Chicago, which

is really ground zero for gun violence in America.

So I felt like we want to set the right tone.

But at the same time, never let the audience forget

that they were in a comedy.

You girls keep complaining about chauvinistic talk

in the shop.

But you all do the same thing in reverse.

Each one of you all want a super thug

that can hold his own on the yard

at the Cook County Jail, that's got three degrees from Harvard,

and making six figures.

You know it.

Meanwhile, you pass up corny dudes like Gerard every day.

NARRATOR: Laughter makes tough lessons go down a bit smoother.

And the comedy-filled cast served up plenty.

That [INAUDIBLE] was popping and on fleek last time.

Did-- did she just say "fleek"?

Don't-- don't just make up words, right.

There's a whole dictionary full of the word, OK?

There's a library down the street.

Webster's dictionary!

Go in there and flip through it.

You won't see "fleek" in there nowhere.

NARRATOR: That funny made it challenging for the director.

I remember when I was shooting the movie, I was like,

this is going to be like the first movie I've

done that's going to be really made in the editing room.

A lot of movies get made in the editing room.

But I knew that, you know, all the stuff

that we were going to get was not going to make the movie.

As funny as it was, as great as it was,

it wasn't all going to make the movie.

So you have to chisel away at it and figure out

what is the best version of the movie.

And I think we got the best version.

And as a filmmaker, I imagine you are always

editing and changing.

Even long after it's all done, you're--

Films are never finished, only abandoned.

And those are today's top stories from CBN News.

Gordon and Terry are back with more of the 700 Club right

after this.

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