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Republicans Jockey for Votes in Four States; Breaking Down the Delegate Math; E.U. and Turkey Agree on Migrant Plan; African Union Forces Fighting Al-Shabaab; Sports Reporter Wins Nude Video Lawsuit; Big Sponsors Suspend Sharapova Endorsements; Trump Waves Bye-Bye to Protesters at Rally; Testing the Pink Tax. Aired 10-11a ET

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LYNDA KINKADE, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): Ahead at the INTERNATIONAL DESK. Donald Trump wants to win four more states.

Turkey's new plan to deal with the migrant crisis.

And sponsors cut ties with tennis star Maria Sharapova.

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KINKADE: Hello and welcome to the INTERNATIONAL DESK. I'm Lynda Kinkade.

We are in the middle of another high-stakes Tuesday in the U.S. presidential election. Another round of primary voting is underway right

now. Republican Donald Trump is looking to boost his lead. But his rivals desperately need the wins to keep their campaigns viable. Phil Mattingly

has more.

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DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: NASCAR endorsed Trump.

Can you believe that?

PHIL MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Donald Trump running strong as voters head to the polls today for what is being dubbed Super

Tuesday 2.

TRUMP: I've been to Michigan a lot and I think we're going to do well there.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): With 150 crucial delegates at stake, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz hustle to take votes away from Trump, the front-runner

sparring with protesters during a swing through North Carolina.

TRUMP: Oh, we have a protester. Out. Out. 'Bye. Go home to Mommy. Go home to Mommy. Tell her to tuck you in bed. Bye-bye.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): Cruz making quick and previously unannounced stops in Mississippi.

SEN. TED CRUZ (R), TEXAS: We are seeing folks who had been supporting Donald Trump who are realizing he isn't who they thought he was.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): -- and grappling with flight delays to arrive late in another state voting today, Michigan.

CRUZ: This is effectively a rally in the middle of the night.

How's that?

MATTINGLY (voice-over): Florida senator Marco Rubio, shifting his focus to his home state.

SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLA., PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It always comes down to Florida.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): A new poll showing Rubio down by 8 points in the Sunshine State as he continues making the case that he is the best Trump

alternative.

RUBIO: I'm the only one that has any chance of beating Donald Trump in Florida. So if you don't want Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee,

you have to vote for Marco Rubio.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): And Ohio governor John Kasich also finishing a push through Michigan before ramping up his own efforts in his must-win

home state contest next week.

GOV. JOHN KASICH (R), OHIO: We're going to get some momentum out of Michigan. We're going to win Ohio. There's going to be campaigning all

across the country. It's going to be exciting.

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KINKADE: Phil Mattingly there reporting there.

Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are focused on just two states, Mississippi in the Deep South and the crown jewel of the day,

Michigan, which has a large and very diverse population.

The latest poll shows Clinton has a double-digit advantage there. A win in Michigan could show that Clinton is able to unite Democrats outside the

South.

If Sanders can beat the odds and pull off a Michigan win, that means other large Midwestern states could still be in play.

Right now, the math is stacked against him. And that is because the winning nomination boils down to a numbers game. Candidates need to win

enough delegates to guarantee a nomination at the national party convention. Our own John King explains where the six remaining candidates

stand.

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JOHN KING, CNN HOST: Four states with primaries on our second Super Tuesday of the campaign, two for the Democrats, four for the Republicans,

Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi and Michigan, 166 Democratic delegates at stake, 150 delegates at stake on the Republican side.

Just Mississippi and Michigan voting on the Democratic side. Let's take a look at the state of play right now on the Republican side, Donald Trump

with a delegate lead. But Ted Cruz after a good weekend closing in in second place. He says he has momentum. Marco Rubio won Puerto Rico over

the weekend. He says he's still in the hunt. A lot of question marks about that.

Let's just take a look on our second Super Tuesday. If Donald Trump sweeps with about 35 percent of the vote in those wins, he will start to pull away

a little bit. Ted Cruz hoping to run at least second everywhere and also hoping for maybe a surprise in Mississippi. Maybe a little closer than you

would expect in Michigan.

And watch the smaller battles in Hawaii and in Idaho. Sometimes if you do get a surprise, that's where you get it. But if Trump sweeps, which is his

belief going in, he would start to pull away a little bit in the delegate side.

This is why it matters. Donald Trump has won 43 percent of the Republican delegates to date. If he can win 54 percent from here on out, he will

clinch the nomination. Now that's not as hard as it looks in the sense that we begin to move next week into winner-take-all. Big prizes like

Florida. Big prizes like Ohio.

If you can win them all, you will add to the numbers. A little steeper hill for Ted Cruz. He's won 33 percent so far. He needs 60 percent. And

you see Marco Rubio in third place and John Kasich in fourth place. They need to change the dynamic of the race fundamentally if they could ever

make the math work.

But Trump and Cruz right now at the top of the pack, looking for tomorrow and beyond to show they can add up some more delegates.

Let's switch to the Democratic side, come back over here. Here is where we start. This is pledge delegates. Hillary Clinton with a 200-delegate lead

over Bernie Sanders. She's favored in both contests tomorrow.

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KING: If she picks them both up, number one, she'll start to stretch out her delegate lead. Number two, she'll send a very important message to

Bernie Sanders. I'm beating you in the South and now I'm proving I can beat you in the big industrial Midwest. So Michigan is a huge test for

Bernie Sanders, not only for momentum and for the message of the Midwest but also because of the math.

If you look at the Democratic math, Hillary Clinton has won nearly 60 percent of the delegates to date. If she wins 59 percent, the same

percentage of the pledged delegates, morning on primary and caucus day here on out, she will clinch the nomination. Bernie Sanders has a much steeper

hill. He's only won four in 10. He needs to win 66.

And this math for Hillary Clinton is actually a tad misleading. This, she would clinch if she won only the pledge delegates. She also has some super

delegates at her back pocket. So Bernie Sanders needs to make a statement and make it soon.

The Michigan contest and the Midwest would be the right place to do that. But the late polls show Hillary Clinton with the lead.

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KINKADE: That was John King reporting there.

Joining me now is CNN Politics senior correspondent Chris Moody. He is with us from CNN Washington.

Great to have you with us. Chris, Trump and Cruz want to face one another head-on. They want the other two candidates to drop out.

Is this essentially already a two-man race?

CHRIS MOODY, CNN POLITICS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT: The short answer is not quite yet. Ted Cruz has shown he has been able to rally the conservative

base of the Republican Party as the alternative to Donald Trump. But we will not know if this is a two-man race until March 15th.

Mark your calendar for the ides of March to see what happens in Florida. That's where Marco Rubio is a senator and what happens in Ohio, where John

Kasich is governor. If both of them win, we have a multi-man race; if both of them lose, it's looking more and more like it's going to be Ted Cruz

versus Donald Trump.

Now Republicans have said that they don't think someone who is not Donald Trump can clinch the nomination. But at least it will allow Ted Cruz to

possibly challenge him in a convention later this summer.

KINKADE: And now looking at the Trump rallies, the front-runner has a habit of asking people to make a pledge by raising their right hand.

Critics have compared it to a salute from Nazi Germany. This is what Trump had to say about it. Just take a listen.

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TRUMP: I have a tremendous following. We want to make America great again. It's a strong following. I don't know about the Hitler comparison.

I hadn't heard that. But it's a terrible comparison. I'm not happy about that, certainly. I don't want that comparison.

But you know, we have to be strong. We have to be vigilant. And people agree with that.

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KINKADE: Chris, what should we make of this pledge that he makes his followers do, particularly in light of the comments he's made about

minority groups?

MOODY: Well, I don't think we should make very much out of it. It's appears to be a red herring more than anything else, something that has

been amplified by social media in a way it certainly wouldn't have been amplified just a couple of years ago. But I think it distracts from what

is a very serious issue and that is, throughout Donald Trump's campaign, he has attracted a number of unsavory supporters, people who might sympathize

with certain views that we thought were long gone in the United States, getting support from a man named David Duke, who used to be a part of the

Ku Klux Klan.

And then of course when Donald Trump was asked about that a couple of weeks ago on CNN, he really struggled to disavow those groups. And so he has

since disavowed them. But it has been something that has been trailing him on this campaign. That's certainly so.

But the photos of the -- I wouldn't make much out of that more so than just some people have been joking on social media.

KINKADE: Fair enough.

And Chris, just finally looking at the Democrats, is Hillary Clinton seeking to put away the race for the party's nomination during the next few

weeks?

MOODY: She sure would love do that. Look, Bernie Sanders has the money and he has a few delegates to really be a thorn in her side for quite a

while. But I think tonight will be very interesting on the Democratic side.

As John King mentioned just a few moments ago, she's looking very good in the South. She wins those contests extremely well. Bernie Sanders says,

well, you have to win in the North. We will do better up there.

Tonight is Michigan. If Hillary Clinton does extremely well in Michigan, she can really make the case that it's time to put this campaign to bed.

KINKADE: She will be very happy if that happens. Chris Moody, great to have you with us. Thanks so much.

Stranded between continents, there's now a deal on the table to decide who stays in Europe and who goes back. We will have more on the proposal and

easing the migrant crisis just ahead.

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KINKADE: Welcome back. We are getting details of a bold new plan aimed at stemming the flow of migrants to Europe. The proposal was reached between

the European Union and Turkey and E.U. leaders are scheduled to vote on it next week.

It isn't clear what the agreement would mean to thousands of refugees stranded I cold, squalid conditions at the Greek-Macedonia border. Let's

get the details now on that proposal that some European leaders are calling a breakthrough from CNN international diplomatic editor Nic Robertson. He

joins us from our London bureau.

And Nic, after more than 12 hours of negotiations, they have come up with a one in, one out policy. Just explain for us what that means.

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: What they are saying is that any migrants that manage to get from Turkey to Greece should be

sent back to Turkey. They are saying -- they are calling these irregular migrants.

They are saying that any Syrian refugee that is sent back from Greece to Turkey should then be replaced, if you will, for one Syrian refugee in

Turkey already to be sent into the European Union.

So every refugee that -- every Syrian refugee that comes back to Turkey, Turkey sends another one off to Europe. So it's a one in, one out

situation.

But what isn't clear is the responsibility and what Turkey would do with all these other migrants, these irregular migrants, that this agreement

says -- or that this penciled-in agreement plan, if you will, says that Turkey should handle.

It's not clear who's going to tell these families in Greece, you know, when they should get on the boat, which boat, where they should be housed before

they get on the boat to be sent back. There's a lot of unanswered questions in there.

But in principle, for every Syrian migrant that Greece sends back to Turkey, Turkey can send one to the European Union. That's the idea.

KINKADE: So not a lot of answers on how it will be implemented.

But to the groups who have already criticized this proposal, like the U.N. and Amnesty International, are they offering any other solutions?

ROBERTSON: They are not. What they are saying is that UNHCR, the world's body that leads the way on the treatment of refugees, the United Nations

High Commissioner for Refugees, they're the world leading experts on it, are saying they're not clear that what has been laid out here will allow

Greece, Turkey, others involved in this to follow their international obligations to refugees. And that's a pretty high bar.

And it's not clear that European Union, in the UNHCR's eyes, have actually cleared that hurdle. Now what Amnesty International is saying, it goes

further. They are saying that this is potentially not just morally flawed but legally flawed, that it's dehumanizing for all these people to be

treated as a commodity.

You get sent back and another one gets sent on. So there are real questions being raised about the standards that this sets before we get any

detail from the European Union about how this would actually be realized on the ground.

And I think we have to really look carefully here at other decisions with regard to migrants that the European Union has made that haven't been --

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ROBERTSON: -- fully followed through yet. September last year, they agreed 160,000 migrants would be shared among the European Union nations on

a quota basis. So far at least 700 have been sent.

So the idea this might be an immediate end to the problem does seem to fall short of that target as well, which of course is what the European Union is

trying to do, stop all these migrants, put them off at the very least, trying to get into Europe.

KINKADE: Good to have you with us, Nic Robertson, live for us in London, thank you very much.

Now to Somalia, where the terror group Al-Shabaab is downplaying a U.S. drone strike. It's disputing U.S. accounts that 150 fighters were killed.

The Pentagon says Al-Shabaab was ready to launch a large-scale attack.

Robyn Kriel joins us now from neighboring Kenya with more on this.

Robyn, what is this terrorist saying?

ROBYN KRIEL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Al-Shabaab spokesman has told Reuters News Agency, Lynda, that these numbers are an exaggeration and that there's no

way Al-Shabaab would ever have that number of fighters in one place at one time, 150, a very, very high number.

We have never really seen the sort of drone strike or manned aircraft strike from anywhere, much less the United States, in Somalia in recent

years. And this is a very high number.

So they're saying that Al-Shabaab is fully aware that there are planes in the skies that target Al-Shabaab and its leadership. They have killed a

number of Al-Shabaab leaders, including their number one person, who was killed last year, Ahmed Godane. He has since been replaced. So they do

know about these drones in the sky, they say.

However, what we're also hearing, Lynda, is that this could have just been Al-Shabaab becoming too confident. And that is why they could have had

this number of fighters out and training out in the open like it was.

KINKADE: And, Robyn, the U.S. said it carried out this raid because of an imminent large-scale attack.

Any word on what that attack may have involved?

KRIEL: Not at this stage. We don't know anything more than this attack was aimed at U.S. forces, said a U.S. general, as well as African Union

troops. African Union troops are battling Al-Shabaab alongside the Somali national government forces, Somali National Army.

And we do understand that the SNA, the Somali National Army, were also involved in intelligence gathering ahead of the strike and that U.S. forces

were also watching this camp, the Raso camp, where these Al-Shabaab fighters were holed up and being trained into some kind of battle that was

going to occur, U.S. forces say, imminently in Somalia.

We're not exactly sure of what that could be. But we do know that Al- Shabaab has had a tremendous number of successes lately. And this strike and the number of fighters killed, if this is proven, that will mean that

Al-Shabaab will be set back quite significantly.

KINKADE: And so, Robyn, what has been the reaction to this airstrike in the region?

And as civilians, especially in Somalia, hoping that the U.S. will play a bigger role going forward in the fight against this terrorist group?

KRIEL: Well, this news was welcomed by the Somali government last night. They said they welcomed the annihilation of Al-Shabaab. And they thanked

the United States for a strike of this nature. Al-Shabaab has been terrorizing both civilians and military targets for the last six months.

The group goes back much longer than that. But they have really stepped up their key campaign, targeting a number of civilian sites recently, with

very bloody death tolls as well as a number of African Union bases.

In terms of whether people hope that the United States becomes more involved in Somalia, the United States obviously treats Somalia with kid

gloves because of the Black Hawk Down episode in the '90s. So they took -- they're even very loath to mention that they had boots on the ground in

Somalia at all. And they only recently did this.

However, we do know that there are a lot of Somali Americans, some of whom have even returned back to Somalia. So that news that the U.S. could

becoming more involved would likely be welcomed by the Somali diaspora at least.

KINKADE: OK, Robyn Kriel in Nairobi, Kenya, thank you very much.

The second anniversary of one of aviation's greatest mysteries brought an outpouring of renewed grief and demands for answers.

Relatives of the people who disappeared with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 two years ago demonstrated Tuesday in Beijing. They want to make sure the

search is not called off before the wreckage is found.

Malaysia's prime minister says if the search fails by the end of this year, officials from all of the nations involved will meet to discuss a new plan.

Nine people have been injured in a train derailment in the U.S. state of California. The accident happened Monday night east of San Francisco, when

the train struck a fallen tree. Part of the train landed in a nearby creek. Four of the injuries were described as serious but not life-

threatening. All 214 passengers are now safely off the train.

Still ahead --

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KINKADE: -- at the IDESK, the richest female tennis star in the world is losing endorsements. We will tell you which sponsors are cutting ties with

Maria Sharapova after her shocking drug admission.

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KINKADE: Welcome back.

American sports reporter Erin Andrews has been awarded $55 million in a Peeping Tom lawsuit. Our Nick Valencia has more on the judgment against

the man who secretly filmed her nude and the hotel where it happened.

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NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It was an emotional trial for the sportscaster, to say the least. She had to relive this experience in

extensive detail. Seven days of testimony, two days of jury deliberations for the jury to finally decide on Monday afternoon to award the

sportscaster, Erin Andrews, with $55 million.

They found that Michael Barrett, her stalker, was 51 percent responsible. And he will owe $28 million. The hotel group, Windsor Capital, was found

49 percent at fault and will owe $26 million.

As the verdict was being read, Andrews could be seen wiping away tears, her jaw clenched as she let out a heavy sigh of relief. The cameras were

ordered to be turned off in the courtroom by the judge right after the verdict was read.

But according to local reports, Andrews could be seen hugging jurors. She left the courtroom without talking to the media but did release a statement

online, saying, quote, "I would like to thank the national court, the court personnel and the jury for their service. The support I have received from

the people of Nashville has been overwhelming.

"I would also like to thank my family, friends and legal team. I've been honored by all the support from victims around the world. Their outreach

has helped me to be able to stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone else's safety, security and privacy."

It's unclear if the defense will launch an appeal. They have 30 days to do so.

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KINKADE: Now to a shocking admission in the world of professional tennis, Maria Sharapova has been provisionally banned after announcing she failed a

drug test. The tennis star tested positive for the recently banned substance, meldonium, at the Australian Open. She says that she had been

using the drug legally for 10 years and did not realize that it was now prohibited. Sharapova faces a possible four-year suspension pending the

outcome of an investigation.

Some of Sharapova's sponsors are lining up to cut ties with her. Our Alison Kosik has more on the companies suspending their endorsements.

And Alison, Nike, of course, we know worked with Sharapova since she was 11 years old. They are suspending the multi-million dollar deal they had.

And they are not the only one.

ALISON KOSIK, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Lynda. What's interesting is that a lot of these endorsements that she has with a lot of

these companies, these companies have wasted little time in suspending their relationship with her.

You mentioned Nike. There's, of course, Porsche as well, Porsche saying, we're postponing all planned sponsorship activities. There's the Swiss

watch brand, Tag Heuer, suspending negotiations to extend their sponsorship with her. That sponsorship deal actually ran out last year. They were in

the middle of negotiating new terms. And they said, we're going to put this on hold until we find out what's really going to happen with this

investigation because the way authorities --

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KOSIK: -- see it, it could take a couple of months before they come up with their verdict.

But Nike is really interesting. You mentioned that one because Nike has had really deep ties with Maria Sharapova. She's actually in the middle of

an eight-year deal worth $70 million. She really is the face of women's tennis clothing for Nike.

But you said it. She has had a long partnership with Nike since she was 11 years old. But interesting how Nike wasted little time in coming out and

saying, we're going to separate ourselves from this until we learn more -- Lynda.

KINKADE: Looking at that timing, do you think the sponsors are being fair, given it took Nike years to cut ties with Lance Armstrong during his

investigation into doping?

KOSIK: Lance Armstrong is just one of them. It does sort of seem like there could be a double standard, at least feel like there is. As you

said, it took years for Nike to cut ties with Lance Armstrong, who was embroiled in that doping scandal. It still has yet to cut ties with the

FIFA entity involved in the corruption scandal.

Then you look at Tiger Woods. Nike actually kept its sponsorship deal with Tiger Woods after all those headlines about his infidelities.

You look at Michael Vick at the beginning of his dog fighting scandal. They initially let him go but then put him back on with sponsorship deals.

Kobe Bryant actually kept his sponsorship deal with Nike despite the fact that he was charged with sexual assault in 2003. Now those charges were

dropped. But you see this sort of pause with the men, not necessarily coming out so quickly they did with Maria Sharapova to let her lose. But

with the men they sort of are giving the benefit of the doubt with many of these men.

I find it kind of interesting. However, you look at Oscar Pistorius, you do see Nike cutting ties with Oscar Pistorius pretty quickly there --

Lynda.

KINKADE: Yes, that is a good point. Alison Kosik, live for us in New York, thank you very much.

Coming up later this hour, "WORLD SPORT" will have more on how all of this could affect Sharapova on the court.

And also ahead, "Get him out." Those words often heard from Donald Trump at his rallies. And with that little phrase, protesters are quickly

escorted out. Up ahead, we will hear from a man booted from a Trump rally before it even began.

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KINKADE: Welcome to the INTERNATIONAL DESK. I'm Lynda Kinkade. And here are the headlines we're following this hour.

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KINKADE: The race of the day for both parties is the Michigan primary. Our own Jean Casarez is live for us in Warren, Michigan.

Jean, Michigan has the highest number of delegates up for grabs today for both parties. Looking at the Republicans, Trump is way ahead of Cruz in

the polls there.

But given Cruz's recent momentum, could that help him close the gap?

JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think that's going to be the key today. And I think that's what people are going to be looking for tonight

as the votes are tallied and you suddenly start seeing the results.

We're here in Warren, Michigan, which is really the heart and soul of the auto industry. It's the largest suburb of the Detroit metro area. There

are 100,000 voters here in Warren City alone. And there's really been a constant stream of voters today.

The polls opened at 7 o'clock. There was a line that came in. And it's just been nonstop since then.

We have been talking to people here. And I will say that we're seeing a lot of voters for Donald Trump. We're seeing voters for John Kasich, who

is the governor of Ohio. I just spoke with some people that voted for Hillary Clinton. So I think you are seeing a lot.

But, of course, it has been Donald Trump's message of the auto industry and how those companies are going overseas and to other countries, the

outsourcing of jobs, that really has been the hallmark of his campaign.

So will that be reflective in the votes tonight?

I think we will have to see. One thing that is very unique with the state of Michigan, where we are in the Midwest, is that right here it's an open

ballot. So if you are a registered Democrat, you can switch over and you can vote for a Republican candidate or vice versa, whichever way you want

to go.

And this is the birthplace of the Reagan Democrat, which, in the 1980s were registered Democrats that didn't feel the party was listening to them and

switched over and voted for Ronald Reagan, which really paved the way for his victory. And so Michigan is an important state.

KINKADE: Absolutely. And looking at the Democrats, you mentioned you have seen some voters voting for Hillary Clinton today. She is ahead in the

polls against Sanders there.

But will his economic message resonate with people in Michigan?

CASAREZ: You know, we have spoken with some voters today that actually are voting for Bernie Sanders because they believe that he is the one that is

for the will of the people. And that's really what I'm hearing in regard to Bernie Sanders.

But, of course, Hillary Clinton, as you said, is ahead in the polls. No question about that. The unions are very strong here.

Some people I just spoke to that voted for Hillary Clinton, I asked why because Bernie Sanders is important. They said we voted for Hillary

because we support Bill.

So that loyalty, of Bill Clinton and the presidency of Bill Clinton, can transcend to others here. They have ordered extra ballots here in Warren,

Michigan, because they believe there will be such a turnout, not extra personnel but (INAUDIBLE) they will be open until 8 o'clock tonight so

that as many people as possible can vote in this extremely important primary, the first Midwestern primary in the country.

Next week, of course, Illinois and Ohio -- Lynda.

KINKADE: Thanks, Jean Casarez in Warren, Michigan. We will be watching the results closely.

And Trump's campaign rallies attract thousands of supporters. But they also draw quite a few protesters as well.

As our Gary Tuchman reported on Monday, what happens when a Trump rally gets out of hand?

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GARY TUCHMAN, CNN HOST (voice-over): A Donald Trump rally about to begin in Concord, North Carolina. The crowd eagerly anticipating his arrival.

And in the back of the room, a man wearing this T-shirt.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This man doesn't deserve to have the launch code for nuclear weapons. He can't even control his Twitter account.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): It would have been likely this protester would get booted out during this rally. But it didn't happen because he got booted

out before the rally.

Call it a pre-emptive strike against one of the increasing number of Donald Trump demonstrators. It's happening at Trump rallies with increasing

frequency and often playing out quite --

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TUCHMAN (voice-over): -- dramatically.

TRUMP: Yes, get that guy out of here, please. Thank you. Get him out.

Come on. Get him out. Get him out of here. Out.

Get out of here, please. Get him out.

Out. Out. Out, out, out.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): At today's event, Trump spoke for 40 minutes and was interrupted from the beginning to the end.

TRUMP: Oh, we have a protester. We have a protester. We have a -- out. Out. 'Bye. Go home to Mommy. Go home to Mommy. Tell her to tuck you in

bed. Bye-bye.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): The U.S. Secret Service protects Trump. But private security is increasingly evident at the rallies to keep a check on outside

agitators with local law enforcement in place to aid private security when people are kicked out.

The sheriff's department here saying this is considered a private event and the campaign has the right do this.

TUCHMAN: What do you think of that, that he wants to get people out of here who --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, I loved his comment. Back in the old days when you could fight and punch them right in the nose and then get carried out

on a stretcher. That's fine with me.

TRUMP: Bye-bye.

Good job, fellow.

I'd like to punch him in the face, I'll tell you.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): Other presidential candidates have people kicked out of their rallies, too. But the Trump campaign takes it to whole a new

level. And the real estate mogul, who says he will, quote, "be a unifier" as president, seems to revel in egging on his supporters, who boo and cheer

those getting the heave-ho.

TRUMP: So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (INAUDIBLE) leader. He can do what he wants.

TUCHMAN: There are many people who find it rather unlikely that Donald Trump will ever be a unifier. But in a sense, he has already proven he is.

At this rally and many others, he has unified the majority of people who love him against the minority of people who most avidly don't.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): At this rally, we saw at least nine different groups of people kicked out during Trump's speech, an average of one every 4.5

minutes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If you are going to vote -- demonstrate against him, yes you need to go.

TUCHMAN: So you think it's OK for Donald Trump to --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes. He can do whatever he wants to. He is our future president.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): The final ejection, during Trump's final words.

TRUMP: We're going to start winning again. We're going to win a lot. I love you. Go out and vote.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): Gary Tuchman, CNN, Concord, North Carolina.

TRUMP: Go out and vote. I love you.

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KINKADE: Still to come, it's International Women's Day. But women won't be celebrating at the checkout counter. Coming up, our correspondents hit

the streets of New York to explore the so-called "pink tax."

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KINKADE: Welcome back.

It's called the pink tax because, more often than not, women pay more than men for the female version of --

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KINKADE: -- the same products. So for International Women's Day, CNN hit the streets to find out first-hand about the gender sales gap.

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CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: All right, so no, for these are the rules for today. We have exactly the same shopping list, same items, only

one difference.

You're going to buy the men's product.

SAMUEL BURKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: And you are buying the women's product.

SEBASTIAN: And we're going to see who spends the most.

BURKE: All right. Let's hit the shops.

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BURKE: Excuse me.

BURKE (voice-over): First on the list, an everyday item.

BURKE: Do you really think I need a razor?

SEBASTIAN: (INAUDIBLE).

We've got three different types of razors.

BURKE: But all very similar.

SEBASTIAN: All very similar. We tried to get the closest equivalent male and female and --

BURKE: How much did you spend?

SEBASTIAN: $35.79.

BURKE: I spent $33.83. So I saved about two bucks.

SEBASTIAN (voice-over): The store told us there are many different factors that go into the pricing. One of the manufacturers told us the items were

not identical.

BURKE: I knew it. I knew it.

BURKE (voice-over): Our next item, a plain white T-shirt, went the other way.

SEBASTIAN: And this was $5.99.

BURKE: And gents, this was $6.99.

SEBASTIAN (voice-over): When it came to the perfume, though --

SEBASTIAN: -- we got exactly the same brand, eau de toilette for men and women, exactly the same size.

BURKE: $76.21, not cheap.

SEBASTIAN: Not cheap. Neither was mine. It came to $84.92.

BURKE (voice-over): Dior declined to comment on the difference.

SEBASTIAN (voice-over): Online, we found female equivalent brands also priced higher by Calvin Klein and Armani. Neither of those companies

responded to our request for comment.

BURKE (voice-over): A recent study by the New York Department of Consumer Affairs surveyed almost 800 items from health care products to kids' toys

and clothes and found, in 42 percent of cases, women pay more.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Consistently we find that women are paying more for goods in the aggregate than men. And it's not enough to say we have an

item, look here, this costs more for a man than a woman. That doesn't negate the aggregate result.

SEBASTIAN (voice-over): The retail industry says prices are set all along the supply chain from manufacturing to distribution. And gouging never

pays off.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It has gotten so competitive, that if a merchant of any stripe just says, ah, well, this one is for a girl, so let's add another 10

percent to it, they will be gone. They'll be gone in no time flat.

BURKE (voice-over): For our last stop, we are off to the cleaners, each with a plain white shirt.

SEBASTIAN: This is our biggest difference so far. For my shirt, a woman's shirt, it costs $6.50.

BURKE: And for a men's shirt, which I thought looked just like Clare's shirt, only $2.50.

BURKE (voice-over): The cleaners told us it costs more because they have to press the women's shirt by hand. For men, they can use a machine.

SEBASTIAN: So I paid more for the razor, Samuel, perfume and the dry cleaning.

BURKE: The only thing where us men came out ahead was the white T-shirt.

BURKE (voice-over): It's a short list for a very complicated issue.

BURKE: You know, somebody in one of those shops thought I was your husband.

SEBASTIAN (voice-over): He wishes. Clare Sebastian --

BURKE (voice-over): -- and Samuel Burke, CNNMoney, New York.

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KINKADE: Fascinating insight there.

Well, that does it for this edition of CNN INTERNATIONAL DESK. I'm Lynda Kinkade. I will be back in just over an hour with more on the big votes

going on today in several U.S. states. But don't go anywhere. "WORLD SPORT" with Christina Macfarlane is up next.

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