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>> hello, welcome to al jazeera, we're in new york. here are the top stories of this hour. >> tokyo. [ cheering ] >> the olympics return to japan. we'll have more on the announce of the 121 2020 games and the announcement. >> secretary kerry tries to drum up support for the u.s. allies. >> meanwhile thousands o protest against intervention in a syrian civil war.
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>> tokyo will host the 2020 olympic games. japan beat out istanbul and madrid. the contenders all had strong selling points, but they all faced serious challenges. >> the olympic games of 2020 awarded to the city of tokyo. [ cheering ] >> the build up to today's announcement was intense. two years of lobbying, and tens of millions of dollars spent. all three finalists pushed hard to boast their beauties and hide their blemishes. spain with an economy suffering 27% unemployment pitched low
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cost games and saying they already had most of the venues in place. turkey highlighted a strong economy and the fact that it would have been the first muslim to host the elections as well as a link between europe and asia. the fighting tarnished the country's image. japan had to fight off images of leaking new england plants. they have the history of hosting one summer and two winter games since 1964. some cities considered bids but none formerly applied. the big announcement, and michael eaves to talk about this announcement, how surprising is this? >> it's not that surprising because japan has a strong history of fielding major sporting events and being active in sports. not just in terms of olympic
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sports but baseball. it's not surprising. considering their infrastructure, the transportation, the ioc likes to take chances, so to speak, but they like to take safe chances. >> and tokyo was a safe champion. what was the statement. >> they were trying to draw distinctions between itself and istanbul. and istanbul had the biggest bid of $19 billion, but that would have to go to improving the facilities and transportation within the city. i believe the ioc does want to put the olympics in a majority
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he's almosislum country. but istanbul is not the one. madrid had concern with its economy, the ioc till wants a big show. >> the big sports there is baseball and softball, but what are the venues like in tokyo. >> they have the rugby cup coming up. they're building a facility simply for that event. they're going to use that same venue to host the opening and closing ceremonies, but that does not come out of their olympic money. that's just for rugby. they can use their other money for their other facilities they already have baseball facilities
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so for gymnastics. >> secretary john kerry said nothing is far more riskier than responding. we're live in london with more on john kerry's trips. >> actually originally this trip was supposed to be restarting the middle east peace process, but following the attacks of the chemical weapons, syria has been center stage, and it's been an uphill battle to try to persuade the syrians to join in some sort of action. it does appear that secretary of state kerry has gained at least some support from the european. >> secretary of state kerry appears to have achieved
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something that the eu foreign ministers meetings in lithuania that has not been seen since the syria crisis: consensus. all signed the statement setting clearly where the european stand. >> in the face of the cynical use of chemical weapons the international community cannot remain ido idle. a clear and strong response is crucial to make clear that such crimes are unacceptable, and there can be no impunity. >> though, just what that response will be is not clear. public opinion in europe is against a military strike. >> they also say that the nine inspector should finish their reports before any action. none of this will make moscow happy.
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theit's the next stop in paris which the french have been the staunchest allies since this started. senator kerry said support fo against assad is growing not waning. >> the growing feeling is to hold assad accountable. seven of the g 8 support action being taken such as we're contemplating, and 12 out of the 20, and in democracy that's the majority and that's pretty strong, i think it's a very powerful statement. this is growing, not receding in terms of the global sense of outrage. >> but that does not mean that the europeans will stomach another military mission in the
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middle east. great britain has already ruled out participating in a strike, but british leaders say they will find other ways to help if and when the u.s. tries to use it's military might against bashar al-assad. >> it does appear as though secretary of state kerry is gaining some support with applications here in europe. one place he is not gaining is in the sphere of public opinion. polls around the continent are very clear about this. the people of the streets just do not want to see the u.s. go back in to the middle east. >> live in london, thank you. back at the white house president obama is trying to convince the american people to back him on military strikes against syria. in its weekly address, president obama laid out his case of intervention. what did the president say? >> jonathan, the president is making his case yet again after arriving back from his trip from russia, not getting
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international support for a strike against syria, but again making a case in his weakly address today. let's hear what he had to say. >> this is not only a direct attack on human dignity, it's a serious threat on our national security. there is a reason why governments representing 98% of the world's countries have decided to ban use of chemical weapons. not only are they bring destruction in the most inhumane way possible, but they can fall into the hands of terrorist groups who wish to do us harm. >> in his weekly address, he has a lot of work to do. capitol hill looking pretty steep when it comes to getting any endorsement, any authorization. the associated press did a survey looking at the house 30 votes leaning in favor of it.
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192 opposing u.s. involvement or leaning against it, and about half still undecided. and the senate looking a little more favorable for the administration. 34 supporting or leaning in favor. 32 against, and 34, again, undecided. the numbers are a little bit better in the senate but still a lot of work to do in the administration. >> the white house revealed any strategy of what to do, or how it's going to win over those lawmakers. >> reporter: it's really a full court media press starting with that weekly address. tomorrow vice president biden is inviting five lawmakers over to his house for dinner and then there will be interviews that will be aired on monday. national security adviser susan rice will be giving a speech all in a lead up to the address of the from the white house on
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tuesday. >> thank you. to talk about this more from washington we have brad lakeman, a senior staff member in george w. bush's administration, and now professor of international affairs at georgetown university. professor, thank you for being here. we appreciate it. >> pleasure. >> what kind of fight will we see in congress to win over this support for intervention in syria. >> the senate is certainly not a slam dumping for the decision. last week they were in their districts holding town hall meetings, and it's clear that the american people have no stomach for military intervention for syria, and i think it's too late for the president to convince the american people after weeks of reporting that there has been enough evidence produced by this white house to convince them that this is necessary for our
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country. members have been in classified hearings, they have come out and said, in "f" you knew wha--if yu knew what i know--well, the american people want to know. they want to see the actions related to war. >> when you see the poll number 36% of americans support a strike on syria, is it too late to turn that ship around? does he have any hope to boost those numbers high enough to convince congress to go ahead with his plan? >> i think it's too late. the longer it goes on, the worse it gets. we've seen the president come back from the g20, and there was not a single leader who stood shoulder to shoulder saying if america goes we will be with you--not behind put--we'll be with you. there is no evidence to show a national interest. it's such a heavy lift for the president to convince people on tuesday because there doesn't
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seem to be any urgency. if the president were urgent and he had the evidence to produce to the american people, he would have done it long ago. >> what do you recommend should happy, let's say president obama loses in the house and wins in the senate, what happens then? could he still possibly order strikes? would he have any credibility left if he did so? >> the president according to his own word under the war powers act he has the absolute right as president and pow to advance these strikes. now, politically i think it would be very dangerous for the president to go against congress when he himself said how important it was to get the advise of congress. if he goes against the house, i think it's to his peril. >> what would you recommend to him. i know you advised george w. bush, what does he need to do to win over the public support he
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said he deserves? >> he needs to declassify the information that the house members and the senators have said is proof positive for them and changing their minds. if the american people are not convinced by the evidence that the white house said without a reasonable doubt with words that the staff has used, i don't think he gets this done. but if there is compelling evidence, and the president has it, show it to the people. >> brad lakeman from georgetown university. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> stay with al jazeera for the latest on this story. we'll have life coverage from the president at his prime address tuesday night. u.s. officials want to guarantee prisoners would not rejoin fight from the ca karzai government. what it means for those who want
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to jump start negotiations. >> it's a step in a fragile peace process. among the taliban members released, an important commander. the prisoner release is still shroud in secrecy, and it's not clear if the prisoners were on the list submitted by the high peace council which is supposed to be negotiating between the government and fighters. the seven men were allowed to walk free in pakistan rather than being handed over to afghanistan as requested. former foreign minister said the process of the release itself needs to be made more transparent. >> in the past few years the so-called peace process hasn't been fully culte consulted withe afghan authorities, the afghan parliament doesn't know much about the peace process. legitimate political of afghanistan doesn't know much about the peace process.
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>> it was willing to highlight the cooperation between two governments that have had poor relations for years. the release comes after president hamid karzai met for talks. >> that means economic betterment of pakistan is important.
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>> what announcements may indicate crucial relations between pakistani and the afghans. most acknowledge that until afghanistan gets fully on board with the peace process, it's unlikely to work. >> one high profile prisoner talked to pakistani television hours after prisoner they were . he said there would be no peace talks with the karzai government until u.s. troops leave afghanistan. he said once foreign forces were gun, they would try to unite with afghanistan. hovercoming a major financial setback. a look back at the cash crisis at the nation's banks on the brink of collapse. and prison produce, gardeners taking an impact on dinner
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>> the word monsoon basically means the chain o change of wina change in their direction. that's where we use that term in the winds of the united states. they pull up moisture from
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new mexico into nevada, utah, and you start to get a lot of rainfalls with these. and because it's such a dry area across the southwest our main concern is flash floods. we're seeing a concern for flash floods, and warnings in places for places like southern california where you can see the moisture coming out of the south southwest changing into strong storms. and, in fact, in san bernardino county we do have a severe thunderstorm warning with win gusts up to 60 mph. taking a closer look with these showers you can see the intense reds popping up. something else that i noticed about this is the trend of the showers in southern california is to track southward. so winds are shifting not just in the way of a seasonal change for the southwest, but we're getting a large scale change across the united states. winds are starting to push storms more from a west to east direction. i'll show you that, plus we'll
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talk more about those hot temperatures coming up. >> well, the u.s. postal service said it lost $740 million in the third quarter. now there is talk of phasing out its door to door delivery service. if that happens then fedex could step in with their own service. >> neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor night, that is the creed of the u.s. postal services. >> it's not that these are bad people but they don't have the same incentives to look for new ways of dealing with old problems. >> supporters o believe it would be handled better if done by a
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private service. they lost $740 million despite an increase of its operating revenue because that's it has to put aside 75 years of future medical costs of its retirees. if it didn't have to do that, then the postal service would report a 700 million profit. >> reporter: congress passed the requirement that the postal service would have to set aside $5.5 billion each year for future retiree healthcare, that's accounted for 80% of postal services losses ever since. opponents say i it's an excessie drain on resources that a private corporation could not bear. >> the postal service is not broke but congress is doing it's best to break it. >> there has been strong growth in shipping and packaging revenue as a result of commerce and some argue it could make more money if allowed to compete
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on a level playing field. right wing yo wing republicans d democrats feel it could leave less affluent areas of the country isolated. they will have to decide if they use it as an infrastructure binding the country trotting or a needless intrusion of government into the marketplace. >> actually five years ago today that the united states government took control of mortgage giant fannie mae and freddie mac. it september the u.s sent the ua tailspin ali velshi reports. >> america and the world marched
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to the edge of the financial abyss. the government took over fannie mae and freddie mac, there were big bets on the housing market but they were taken down. one week later lehman brothers collapsed triggering a global freeze on credit followed by a government takeover of aig. literally overnight the recession became a global crisis. >> this is what brought us to the brink of collapse. >> all because annie went and got a house she couldn't afford? >> congress had to act. bail out the very banks who led the economy into the mess with their risky behavior. but on september 29th the carefully crafted bill to rescue the financial system went down in defeat. already spooked investors went into full blown panic.
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the dow drop 777 points. the biggest one-day drop it ever had. $1.2 trillion in market value dropped in a single day. >> this is much too mourn to simply let fail. >> congress got the message, and they passed the relief abraham. >> the motion is adopted. >> five years later is america better off than it was then? yes, because it was that bad. but could it happen again? >> who knows. it's been five years. australia has a new prime minister. conservative challenger tony abbott won the election in a landslide victory. he's a former catholic priest seminary known for his conservatism. he has been called unelectable
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but clearly they were wrong. this brings a change of six years of labour party leadership. >> this is why we cannot tolerate attacks like this one, even when they happen halfway around the world. >> still ahead, a look at how president obama is calling on congressional leaders again, in his ongoing push to take military action in syria. >> an orchestra performance hits a controversial note. the disputed territory of kashmir. that's all i have an real money.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera. here is a look at your headlines at this hour. secretary of state john kerry continues a push for support overseas. president obama is now focused on congress. the bid for more backing is heating up for military action against syria.
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the 2020 olympic will go to toke tokyo. it bet out the bids from madrid and istanbul. we're in tokyo with the story. >> when people here first heard the announcement they went absolutely wild. there was wild cheering, clapping, and that was just slightly after 5:00 a.m. in the morning. a lot of them had been here since 10:00 p.m. >> the gymnasium behind me has emptied but many still haven't gone home. while it seems experience, reliability won in the end, it said it could deliver the games of the future, and this is as we know is a highly advanced society technological, and it has the experience in delivering big sporting events, not just
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the 1964 olympics but two winter olympic. we spoke to one person whoer here who said what does it mean to win the right to host--the privilege and honor of hosting the 2020 olympics. he said it was a good way to forget their problems. this fits in the narrative as well. in 1964 when it won the privilege to host the olympics it was about a country emerging from the defeat of world war ii. this time it's about a country emerging from a triple disaster, an earthquake, tsunami, and i don't know going nuclear problems.
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>> they're celebrating tonight. president obama is trying to swayesway the american people tk him on syria. today, the president laid out a pretty aggressive media campaign. >> that's right, jonathan. the president just back from russia arriving on air force one. no sooner is he back in washington than we have the weekly address from the president where once again he made the case for action against syria. let's take a listen. >> what we're not talking about is an open-ended intervention. this would not be another iraq or afghanistan. would there would be no american boots on the ground. any action we would take would be limited in time and scope designed to deter the syrian government from gassing its people again and degrade it's ability to do so. >> the president not bringing home a lot of momentum from
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europe, not getting a lot of international support, and he has a lot of work to do here on capitol hill. here is the approach they're counting so far in the house. they have 30 leaning in favor the authorization of action against syria. 192 opposing u.s. involvement or leaning against it, and half of the remaining still undecided. in the senate a little bit better for the white house, 34 senators supporting or leaning in favor. 32 opposing or leaning against, and 34 again still undecided. so a lot of work to do on capitol hill for the administration. >> it will be a busy week ahead. thank you. fighters in somalia staged a double attack in mogadishu today. 18 people were killed and dozen mrs. hurt. a car bomb went off first, but then as people ran to the scene a suicide-bomber me then blew
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himself up. protest turned violent in india's kashmir region. many were angry over the reported killing of four people by police. that led up to a controversial concert by german orchestra. the indian government hoped the concert would improve conditions in kashmir. two men have been arrested in a break at the british queen's london home. it may have been the worst breach of security in three decades. >> this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in london, and it was here on monday night at buckingham palace where there was an alleged breach of security involving two men. the police say a man managed
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scale a fence and gain entrance to the palace that is often open to the public during the daytime. two men were arrested. no members of the royal family were inside the palace at the time but it does raise big questions about security at one of britain's most famous addresses. this is not the first breach of security. in 1982 a man managed to get inside the queen's personal bedroom. he's reported to have had a chance with the queen before he was then arrested. but as i say big questions about security here at buckingham palace. >> well, today brazil marks its independence from portugal. the country known for carnival is now in protest.
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they're speaking out against corruption and slow reform. we have more. >> typically brazil like much of the united states, has a parade. we had a large military parade, drummers playing in the army, navy, and other groups. we saw miles long procession here and it's a common sight in other cities. instead of having thousands of people cheering them on you had a few hundred people interested in the parade, and then others who were protesting. they were skeptical of what was going on because of the environment. it was a day of caution and concern not only today but brazil's future in the upcoming
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years. >> prisoners producing produce. >> and the threat of head injuries is changing how the game of football is being played.
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outside the federal building in los angeles for a protest. this is an antiwar protest. the folks here, there is a couple hundreds people here. a lot of people carrying flags, but the folks hearsay they do not want u.s. intervention in syria. joining us now is eddie dagger he's with the arab-americans for syria. why did you feel compelled to come out here today? >> i'm here just to send a message to the president obama it's a big mistake to kill more people thinking you are doing the right thing in syria. that's supporting al-qaeda. we know 100% bashar al-assad and his regime, they would never do something like this. we know al-qaeda was behind killing our kids and destroying our churches, and our country and our mosques, and our houses. >> eddie, we've spoken to other syrians here in america.
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i know there are about 100,000 here in the country. we've spoken to other people from syria, and they say that they're, in fact, split. they're saying the opposite. they say they want american intervention. does it surprise you that the syrian community is divided on this? >> yes, that is so sad, but i believe the media for this kind of lie to us. the media is not saying the truth about what's going on in syria. this is why people, they have different opinions. but you know what, one day the truth is going to come out, and thank god we have a lot of support even the american people out here to support syria, and say no to war. >> eddie, thank you so much for being with us. there you heard, that's the other side of things. earlier we talked to other folks who were born in syria, lived in this country for a very long time, and they say the exact opposite.
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they say that bashar did unleash chemical weapons on his people and they want intervention. you're seeing a with divided community here in los angeles within the community. >> a lot of perspectives on a very complicated debate. we appreciate it. some of the produce in chicago's most popular restaurant is coming from a very unlikely source: prison inmates. >> at one of the largest jails in the country you would find everything that you expect, but there is also a patch of paradise. here at the cook county jail in chicago, prisoners are cultivating a second chance through gardening. >> it's interesting how delicate it is to garden and see the inmates come down from the anger, the confusion. and within three weeks they're different people. they're more compassio compassid
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calmer. >> some will come out with master gardner certificate. luis is in prison for burglary. >> i'm harvesting a lot. i'm learning how to take care of fruit, how to pick them. it's a great experience because once i get out there in the world and i go to the grocery store, i'll be able to say that's good, that's bad. >> the garden program began two decades ago with a 600-square-foot plot. it now spans more than an acre producing 25,000 pounds of produce each year. in the beginning they shipped their produce to homeless shelters and non-profits. now they sell their produce to high-end chicago restaurant.
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david posey at blackbird. >> first they came in with cop cars with these bags of produce. everybody stopped and turned their heads. >> have you ever had a cop deliver produce before? >> it was the first time. >> it's also the first time that the jail is shipping it's produce in bulk. a gourmet grab and go. >> great stuff. it's clean, it's fresh. it fills the kitchen with the smell, it's really good stuff. >> cost and quality is what attracted businesse restaurantso business here. >> we're getting a sneak peek of the unfinished museum in new york city.
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it stand where the two towers once stood. wednesday will be the 12th anniversary of the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lime's. the museum will open next spring. >> new research shows that video games may help older people to stay sharp. they race cars on screen and some outperform players who are decades younger. >> 53-year-old rebecca patterson prides herself on her good memory. >> it's always been one of my strengths, and i want to keep it like that. >> but she admits it's not as good as it used to be. >> my ratio of senior moments in a given day or given week seems to volunteery. >> she tries to keep herself sharp with word puzzles and word games but she never tried video games as a tool.
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>> it seems like a good alternative to medication because a lot of people get various side affects with medication. >> one day she might be able to get her hands on neuroracer. it's a custom designed 3d driving video game developed by researchers at the university of california san francisco designed to enhappen to enhancen function in older adults. claims are clear that multi tasking has become a requirement and the aging population i pop e ones that find it hardest to adapt. games like neuroracer can make a difference. after a month of training at home, the improvement was obvious. >> we found that their ability to musicky task on the game which was specifically designed to challenge that ability improved dramatically.
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it reached beyond the levels of 20-year-old old who is played the game for a single encounter. >> what changed in the train by recording eeg activity before and after training as well as other cognitive abilities impacted. neuroraceer involves two tasks that compete for attention, driving, keeping the car on the road as it bends through hills, and responding to signs as rapidly as possible. the participants played the game for 12 hours and did better than a group of 20 year olds playing for the first time. there will be hardware and software based on the findings results. specialized video games might one day be able to boost mental abilities not only for healthy adults those who are older, but
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also those with depression and dementia. >> a lot of gamers treat themselves as athletes. >> they think they're athletes. >> that's impressive what they do. >> sometimes they make a lot of money, not quite like professional athletes, but they can make money do it. in tennis, djokovic, four times he made it to the championship match but only once has he brought home the u.s. open trophy djokovic would bounce back to win the second set in a tie break and then they would go on to a fifth and deciding set, and this is where djokovic finally prevailed taking that final set in convincing action, and he'll go on to face ralph
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nadal ogaestave. florida has long been considered the hotbed of football talent, and it sets up pretty fierce instate rivalries on the collegiate level. the hurricanes came in having one six of the last seven meetings, than dominance continued today thanks to turnovers and touchdown by stephen morris. the defense forced five of them including three fumbles. there is a very good chance that miami will crack next week' top 25 poll. and if they do it it will be their first appearance in the top 25 since 2010. ridge water with another impressive performance. going four touchdowns against
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eastern kentucky. ridgewater has thrown nine touchdowns in his first two games this season. the nfl kick off weekend continues tomorrow when the remaining 0 teams take the field for their first game of the of the year. the pittsburgh steelers seem poised to make amends for the disappointing 2012 campaign. we sat down with safety troy polamalu about the ross fo rostd evolving style of play. >> are they reloaded or ready for one last run with familiar places. >> it depends on how healthy we can be throughout the season. how this team can, the camaraderie and how this team is built. that's kind of been our strength. >> what will your defense be missing this year with steve harrison gone and signing with the cincinnati bengals.
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>> obviously his game speaks for itself. he was the intimidator. he was the guy who could play. he was the steal curtain, you know what i mean? he was one of those style of players. we lose that, for sure. we also have guys who can carry that on. we have jarvis jones, who is extremely talented. james harrison, and joey porter wasn't a jason wasn't his predecessor. we've had the line up people very successful. their games may not be similar but their production will be. >> when age comes into the league they say he's not what he once was. what do you have to do to get back into form. >> they arthey're right, i am gg older. i will say that my knowledge of the game is much more, my feel
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for the game is much better. but who knows. you know, time will tell. the level of success that i have this year. >> how do you feel the league is changing, and is it in a good direction because players are protected or is it the other way because you have to think about what you're doing on the field now more than you ever had? >> of course when you talk about health, that's a very, very important issue, especially brain health. the development of that part of the game obviously is positive because you want to take care of people and for them to be healthy. on the other side of it i'm a football purist. this game challenges people in so many different ways. and fear is a huge part of it. when somebody is going across the middle, and he's got to think about someone taking his head off, that's what separates a professional football than someone who is watching it from
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a couch on the tv. there is only so many things you can do to this game before it's not football any more. you know, you're not going to tell people to stop punching people in the head or boxing, because that's part of the sport. and this is what we chose to play. that's the beauty of our sport. there are so many different emotions in it, and the most important one that you have to overcome is fear. >> jonathan, that's a complaint that we hear from a lot of players when it comes to try to protect themselves with head injuries. it's counter intuitive to how they were taught to play the game, to try to be safe. and there are so many head related injuries. >> turning to movie news. the 70th venice film festival, and the winners are in. filmmakers from 33 countries showed their work this we're. 20 were considered but only one
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walked away with the golden lion. >> so when the verdict came it was hardly much of a surprise. the italian critics said all along they believe an italian movie would take the golden lion, and that's what "sacro gra" did. it's about people who live nearby and the idea from gianfranco rosi was to give voice to people who never have a voice. it's not a surprise. bernardo bertolucci said he wanted a wow film, and he's known to be fond of documentaries. "philomena" won best screen play, and it was directed who
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also directed "the queen" which went on to do incredibly well. it's now wrapping up. a lot of critics and journalists are leaving trying to catch the first plane they can where the toronto film festival, a much bigger affair, is now under way. the 70s venice film festival, the oldest film festival in the world, it was as some would say, a very happy birthday here. >> i would say last night we got quite a show along the east coast. we showed you the latest rocket launch live. it was a clear night for the launch. nasa asked people to snap pictures and send them to the photo sharing website flickr. it could be across the entire northeast. the streak in the sky could be seen from washington, d.c. to new york. pretty amazing to look at. rebecca stevenson is in next with a look at the weather.
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and correspondents, the world's deadliest race. stay with us.
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>> we have hot weather in the midwest for record heat in denver, salt lake city. denver twice now you have hit your all-time september high of 97 degrees. that was set back in 1899.
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it's been awhile since you've gotten up to the upper 90 close to 100 degrees this time of year. the same thing for salt lake city, and houston in the mid 80s. you have some showers cooling you off in texas. you have quite a few showers in quite a few spots. montana and the dakotas with thunderstorms and wind gusts up to 60 mph. the wind gust heavy rain and the concern, too, the heavy rain is coming down on places that have already been burned by wildfires. burn scars, we call them. as soon as that rain comes down in a half inch an hour or an inch an hour, sometimes more than that, then we have flash flooding. nevada into salt lake city as well right around the southern portion of the lake. it's turning into a wet
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afternoon for a lot of folks and also in the northeast. think of this ray reign for the northeast. it's mother nature's present but she sent it from texas to the pacific southwest and then the west and over in our direction. it's light as it gets towards boston. we'll have spotty showers in new york and vermont. it's a clockwise rotation of moisture over the united states, but that will be changing over the course of the next several days. we'll see moisture cut off in the south. we'll have cooler air continuing coming down out of the northeast, keeping our temperatures moderated and shutting off that humidity source. you'll still wake up in the morning and it will be 50s. the temperatures will stay hot for highs in the midwest. one more day of that until we start to feel the cooldown.
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