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>> this is al jazeera, i'm tony harris in new york. these are the stories that we're following. >> blunt words from pope francis to the catholic church. minfind a new balance or fall le a house of cards. detroit filing for bankrupt. and congress face a government shut down. >> reporter: frank words from pope francis. today he criticized the church's
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obsession with abortion, gay marriage. >> reporter: pope francis is aiming to make the catholic church a more welcoming place for all in a dan kid interview, a public which has the vatican's blessing, francis shied away speaking about the church's moral teachings on gay marriage and abortion. he said it's not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. church's pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with a multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. a person once asked me if i approved of homosexuality. i replied with another question.
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tell me when god sees a gay person does he endorse this person with love or reject and condemn this person. we must always consider the person. he said if someone is gay, who am i to judge? we have to find a new balance otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards. losing the freshness and frank glance of the gospel. >> it's time for a new evangelism, it's time o time tok of the catholic church. you can't help but think wow, something is going on that is interesting, and people might be more interested in what catholics do and what they believe. >> reporter: the pope's remarks are not changing the policies the catholic church but the tone is different. >> joining us from boston with
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reaction from the comments, we y ann from an organization that represents catholics in lgbt community. you thought these were revolutionary comments. expand on that. what do you mean? >> i do think what pope francis said in this interview is such a change from his pr predecessorsn terms of making the church welcome to go all and telling the people of the church and the leaders of the church to get out of the bully pulpit and go out where they need to be. not preaching condemnt oh, ry and judgmental messages. >> mary ann, what about conservative catholics. do you see blow-back potential from these comments?
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>> well, i think conservatives will find meaning in the pope not changing teachings of the church, but he takes them on directly. you know, he says there are those who have criticized him for not talking enough about issues like abortion and homosexuality, and things like that. he repeated his message. the church needs to be a place of welcome, a place of ministry and pastoral concerns need to be what driving us. >> is the pope laying groundwork for something perhaps a policy change down the road? >> there is definitely a change of tone already, hopefully that will trickle down. but i also see in the beginning of the interview where the poem talks about discernment and laying a foundation for change, that he is at least open to considering what the needs of the people of god are in 2013
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and beyond. and they may be different from what was needed 30, 40, 100 years ago. so i think we have to wait and see. but he does talk about a process of discernment, and a process of consultation. to me that signals opens to some substantial changes. >> mary ann, executive directioner of dignity i u.s. a group that represents catholics in the lgbt community. thank you for your time. now to detroit, the largest u.s. city to file for bankruptcy. dozens of people including long-time residents and former city workers are trying to convince a judge not to accept the bankruptcy filing. we're in detroit, bisi, tell us what happened today. >> reporter: we can tell you that the judge is hearing from residents of detroit as well as
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retired city workers. the focus has been on the city workers. they're so concerned if the bankruptcy goes through the city will impose cuts on their pension as well as health benefits. as it stands right now the city of detroit is looking at $18 billion in long term debt. although there isn't type of deal on the table that calls for retiree benefits but bankruptcy filings suggest otherwise. that's what have these retirees so terrified. we've been talking to them all day as they come out of court behind me. they all say the same thing. they say just the shear thought of the city touching their pensions is wrong. >> will any banker go hungry if their debt isn't paid yet? but retirees will go hungry. many of us will lose our homes. we worked 10, 20, 30 years many of us with the promise of this pension. this is our lifeblood. we can't do without this pension
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money. this money was set aside just for this purpose. >> when we left our jobs we made the decisions to leave based on expectations of this pension. and it's not a lot. it's putting people in a tailspin. >> the city is in trouble, but most retirees were not in the decision-making process that got to the city to the point where it is today. but it appears the o the onus ig put on the retirees to fix the city's problems. that doesn't seem right. >> reporter: 110 people are on that list to talk to the judge today. each person who goes before the judge is give three minutes to speak. a lot of people i talk to out here, they feel like there is so much uncertainty involving this case, which there very well is.
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but one thing i'm hear from people out here at least they have comfort today knowing they were able to go before a judge and talk about their concerns. >> i can see where that would be huge. any board word, bisi, on a decin from this judge on this bankruptcy filing. >> reporter: well, this bankru bankruptcy file was done in july. and the judge could come up with a decision sometime in october. >> bisi onile-ere, good to see you. >> a big budget battle is brewing on capitol hill. the current government funding bill expires october 1st if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on a bill to keep the government funded and running thousands of federal employees. also marks the next phase of obamacare. people will have an opportunity
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to shop around for coverage. mike viqueira joins us from washington now. and we understand there is linkage between the healthcare law and the budget battle on capitol hill. >> reporter: oh, you better believe it. there are all kinds of deadlines coming up, and many are used by leverages by conservatives in the house of representatives, to defund the president's healthcare law known far and wide as obamacare. the house of representatives tomorrow will vote on a bill that will fund the government past october 1st, and also he will do something else. it will cut funding to implement the exchanges. in other words, it will defund the president's healthcare laws. we heard john bane who are faces a revolt from house representatives tea party members they want to put on the floor, a so-called clean spending bill. let's listen to what he had to say today. >> let me be clear.
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republicans have no interest in defrauding on our debt. none. we want to find a way to pay it off. we want to reduce deficit and increase reforms, including the health care law. >> reporter: you're familiar with the debt ceiling, $16.7 trillion every once in a while the congress has to vote to raise it. it's always an occasion for a fight, especially the last several years. again, house republicans say they will attach a rider to that to delay the implementation of the president's healthcare law. after all, the president did that for many large businesses. you remember they faced a deadline of this fall in the original legislation large businesses to offer healthcare to their employees. that has been delayed now. harry reid, he's a democratic leader of the senate, he said all of this stuff that is happening in the house is going absolutely nowhere.
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the president has promised to veto. he told them pretty much forget it. this is what he had to say. >> in case there is any shred of doubt i in the house counterpar, i want to be crystal clear. any bill that defunds obamacare is dead, dead. >> reporter: the up shot of all of this as we approach october 1 and possible government shutdown, nothing on the horror rye do thahorizonto lead anyonen agreement here. they could pull it out at the last minute. hard to see how it does. >> former house majority leader tom delay says he thanks god for his acquittal of money laundering charges turning over his 2010 conviction. prosecution said he illegally funneled money in 2002:
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the washington navy yard reopened today two days after the mass shooting. president obama will attend a memorial service for the victims this weekend. a third person is now missing in and presumed dead in colorado. the number of confirmed remains at six statewide in the flood disaster. some 200 people are still unaccounted for. it could take weeks or even months to church through all the flooded areas. president obama anvice presidene biden and his wife will flew through to survey the damage. >> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren. we're talking about river flooding not in colorado but all the water that has come down is working its way east. this is an indication of the flooding that occurred, this is a normal day in the south platt river but after all that rain
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here is the flood warning. the river is over its banks, that's greeley there. the water is moving east. flood warnings have been issued not only in colorado but nebraska as well. the river flowing east and all the way through nebraska. one river there in nebraska shows how quickly the river went above flood stage and it will stay there until saturday and sunday. the flood warnings still being issued, just well away from where all that rain came down. it's moving east. another problem we're watching it the tropics tropical storm manuel and how it will affect mexico. that's all coming up. >> after yesterday's record setting day on wall street, thanks to comments from the federal reserve, investors are taking a bit of a breather
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today. the d dow falling some 40 point. there you see the numbers. jp morgan chase is paying out one of the largest regulatory fines ever regarding the london whale scandal. most importantly jp morgan is admitting wrongdoing in its trading loss and that is very rare. that could lead to more payouts ahead. >> then they became a target for mass litigation from everybody else saying, look, they violated the law. see, they said they did. this way the other people who want to sue jp morgan will now have more evidence to use against jp morgan in other legal action. >> in a statement ceo jamie dimon said the bank accepted responsibility from the start and is now a stronger, smarter, better company.
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food stamps could soon be on the chopping block. who will be hit the hardest ahead. if you're one of those shoppers who like to buy it, wear it, return it, one luxury retrailer is on to you.
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>> welcome back everyone. today a former halliburton manager was charged with destroying evidence related to the 2010 gulf oil spill. anthony was involved in the effort to plug bp's oil spill with cement. his actions earned halliburton a fine and two years of probation. a class of 2013 is searching
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for ways to deal with a huge problem. student loan debt. the numbers are staggering. american college students owe roughly 1 trillion-dollar, and that amount is growing. two-thirds of college seniors graduate with $27,000 in debt. patricia introduces us to an ohio man who is shining a spotlight on the issue. >> i just want to pay off my high student loan debt. give me a course of best practices, owe mighty god, hosannah in the highest. >> reporter: one man, one act. >> 1 trillion-dollar in student loan debt. that's a big number. >> reporter: a number that aaron is trying to cut down to size through "for profit." a play about his journey through student loan crisis. >> all my student debt came up
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at one time, and so you're looking at your expenses. you're looking at your bills. i'm not able to pay it. >> reporter: his high student loan payments forced him to leave behind a budding acting career in new york and return home to ohio where he took oh job that would inspire his one-man show. >> i took a job as an admissions adviser a for-profit institution. i enroll students. i put them into debt in order to pay off my own student loan debt. >> hi, this is aaron, i'm calling for the university. i don't wan to be here. i am under pressure. >> hi, i'm having to pay off my own student loans and i'll put you in debt. >> it's a broader discussion on student debt. >> i think when people see a human face, a human experience they're more likely to take action. >> reporter: he's been the face of student debt for more than 50 performances across six states. now he's hoping to take his campaign national by encouraging others to go public with their stories.
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>> my name is aaron. and i have $62,000 in student loans debt. >> reporter: working through student debt crisis, a non-profit he cofounded he has launched out with student debt and online platform that invites anyone to up load their story. >> i owe $148,251. >> i owe $89,000. >> i owe $20,000 in student debt. >> $144,000 in the hole. >> this tears you up. >> reporter: he hopes to turn the project into a larger video tool to pressure lawmakers to enact student finance reform. a mission that has become more urgent since his daughter was born. [ kissing ] >> i need to do my small little part to tell the story so when she grows up she'll have the opportunity to get a higher education but not have to go into so much debt where it's destroying her life economical economically.
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>> reporter: patricia, al jazeera, kent, ohio. >> well, i think you will enjoy this next interview. an unique solution to the growing student debt problem. the program is giving students a money back guarantee. jeffrey docking, the school's president. he joins me now from detroit. doctor, it is good to talk to you. you just saw that report. you saw the students holding up the little placards with the amount of debt written on it. you're offering a solution. my guess is that once people see this interview your applications for admission will go through the roof if it hasn't already. what is the rationale behind your program? >> well, the idea, tony, is that we will guarantee every student that they will get a high paying job after they graduate from our college or we will pay off some or all of their student debt for them. >> you can't do this. you can't afford this. your college can't afford it. even if you can afford it now how long can you afford it?
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>> we'll be able to afford it forever. we're taking out an insurance policies on each one of these kids. every freshman and transfer student who enrolls next year will be guaranteed they'll make a job at at least $47,000. if they make less than $37,000, some or all of their student loan will be paid. if they make $20,000 or below, we'll pay all of it. each month until they get a job that pays over $37,000. and there is obviously a pro-rated scale in between $20,000 and $37,000. but it takes that worry away from parents or that gentlemen in your segment who wants to do some acting in new york. >> what has been the reaction? >> it's been 100% positive. a lot of students who go to small private colleges bike adrian like to go in the peace corps. or piano ministry but they're worried if they're
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saddled with student loans they won't be able to do the things that young people like to do to give back. this gives them the opportunity to do that and do some things for society before they launch their career. >> what are your thoughts more generally on the amount of student loans, students in this country, are carrying right now, and i know it's gotten to the point, not all, but for some where some are deciding not to go to college out of concern over student loan debt? >> yes, i understand that, tony, and i know it has topped 1 trillion-dollar recently. but the average person makes $1.2 million throughout their lifetime beyond what they would make with just a high school degree. student loans are really an investment. the average student gets out of adrian college and many others like it with 20 to $25,000 in student loans. which is about the cost of a car. so obviously we like to see it as an investment in their future, and that's one of the reasons why we're trying to take
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this worry away from parents. >> where is your school located? adrian college? >> our college is in southeast michigan 60 miles from detroit, south of ann arbor. more of a rural community but well within distance to ann arbor and detroit. >> doctor, it's good to have you on the program, and best of luck in getting these children, these young people educated and in the workforce. jeffrey docking is the president of adrian college. thank you for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> well, jess is here with the sports headlines, and this is going to be good tonight. >> reporter: oh, absolutely. a great game that i have showcased, monstrous proportions in philly, and andy reid reuniting with his former eagles team for the first time after being fired after 14 seasons.
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his chiefs will have a fast and furious offense. we have a report live from philadelphia, than oh from out of left field. the colts pulling the trigger browns trading trent richardson, their third overall pick from last year's draft who set a rookie record with 11 touchdown his first season, and then this, one of the few boxers to ever beat mohammed ali has died. former heavyweight boxing champ ken norton passed away. he had a career of 42-7-1, with 33 knockouts. he was 70 years old. >> jess, we'll see you later in the program. the house of representatives is considering legislation this week that would reduce the food stamps given to the poor. now the proposed cuts would affect millions of people, but some of the most affected will be military families. tone i can't mosley has our report. >> reporter: it's two hours before the doors open
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before thatthe food bank. washington. the army veteran relies on the food bank to supplement the $116 in food stamps he receives each month. even with the help he and his wife are barely getting by. additional cuts, he said, could be crippling. >> it will just be mean we don't eat as much. you know, cut down from two meals a day to one meal one day, two the next. >> reporter: food bank managers say almost half of the people who come to this food bank are veterans. many of them like fuller are disabled and barely able to make ends meet. >> if they keep cutting, what is going to be left? >> reporter: it's more than just veterans. about 5,000 active military members are on food stamps. the majority of those are in lower pay grades and have larger than average families. >> and spending on military bases tells the story.
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in 2011 $88 million food stamps were spent on military bases. that number jumped to $99 million in 2012. food stamp usage on basis on track to exceed $1 million. >> you would like to think people who are serving our country would be able to at least survive reasonably well and not worry about putting food on the table. >> reporter: judges keith helps veterans and families sign up for benefits. he fears the cut to food stamps will increase the pressure on groups and services struggling to assist those with a growing number in need. >> a lot of folks are just getting the minimum benefit, which is $16 in washington state, and to cut that even further means that all these folks are going to start relying more on things like food banks.
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>> reporter: the food banks is where fuller and his family will continue to rely on. >> what choice do i have? you got to go with the flow. >> reporter: a flow that congress will ultimately decide. tonya mosley, al jazeera, washington. >> mexico gets hit hard. two hurricanes in just one week. the latest ahead on al jazeera.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera, i'm tony harris in new york. here some of our top stories. pope francis said the catholic church has the potential to quality like a house of cards. he said this is over the long-term stances on topics on abortion, gays marriage and contraceptive. some residents in detroit are trying to stop the city's bankruptcy claim. they say the city's constitution does not allow the choice to change pensions. also residents are against the city being run by emergency managers since voters had no say in it. and the white house promises to veto any republican plan that will repeal president obama's
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healthcare law. mexico is struggle after being hit by back-to-back hurricanes. the second hurricane manuel is a moving inward over central mexico. we have more from mexico city where evacuees have been arriving. >> reporter: the mexican airports have been airlifting hundreds of people out of acapulco and bringing them here. we expect to see several flights throughout the day as they bring thousands of people stranded in acapulco after tropical storm manuel devastated that area. we've seen people walking through chest-high water trying to evacuate their homes. the mexican military is there conducting rescue operations, trying to understand the full extent of the disaster. we have seen two storms hitting mexico at the same time. manuel on the west coast and ingrid on the east coast. dozens of people dead in this double formed disaster and the death toll will be rising.
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mexico city will deploy into acapulco, the hardest hit area as they try to understand the fullest extent of the damage there. cities to acapulco has been cut off and not expected to be back in operation until friday. >> the death toll is up to 57 and expected to run. secretary john kerry is pushing back against evidence russia, which claims to have evidence that the chemical weapons were fired by rebels and not the assad government. >> you are entitled to your on opinions but you're not in spited to your own facts. those words are worth using and foesinfocusing on as we go intot week's meetings in new york to the united nations. we really can't have people
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having their own set of facts in syria. >> in syria western-backed rebels are fighting al-qaeda fighters in the northern town of the country. the al-qaeda linked fighters captured the town, and we're neanear the turkish-syrian bord. >> on the one hand there is the al-qaeda-linked fighters, and on the other hand the free syrian army, believed to be a moderate group and backed by the west, and the renewed fighting that we're seeing now is taking place between these two competing groups. it started on wednesday evening when the al-qaeda-linked fighters had demanded the moderate fighters hand over a german aid worker operating in the border town of azaz. the moderate groups refuse to hand him over and as a result,
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the clashes pursued against the two sides mediation has failed, and now there are reinforcements joining the fight. this has turned into one of the largest rounds of fighting between the rebel groups. this kind of fighting has been hugely problematic for the international community, for countries trying to back the rebels. it's effecting the credibility of syrian rebels in international eyes. it raises concerns if you back these groups and give them weapons, whether the weapons will fall into wrong hands. the renewed fighting taking place in a very strategic border area with potentially dangerous consequences for neighboring turkey if al-qaeda-linked fighters win this battle they could potentially lay their hands on the border crossings on the syrian side. we've seen them shut down the main border crossing between turkey and syria.
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>> senate confirmation hearings have begun for caroline kennedy, president obama's nominee to be ambassador to japan. she said she wants to carry on her father's legacy of public service, a hallmark of kennedy administration. >> this appointment has certainly significance as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of my father's presidency. i'm conscious of my responsibility to up hold the ideal he represented. a deep commitment to public service, a more just america and a more peaceful world. as a world war ii veteran who served in the pacific, he hoped to be the first sitting president to make take his statement to japan. i hope to carry forward his legacy in a small way. i can think of no country in which i would rather serve than japan. >> if confirmed, caroline kennedy will be the first woman
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to hold the post. a fire in oklahoma has now been contained. it broke out late last night at a chemical? where a dozen homes were evacuated. it will be unclear where th they will be able to return. it is is dirty job but sanitation workers go out of their way to keep our cities clean. some say their job is more dangerous than that of police officers and firefighters. he said there is a cost to what society throws away. >> reporter: the day begins at dawn for new york's army of sanitation workers. they muster for roll call, and then mobilize on city streets. it takes 6,000 uniformed workers to pick u up the trash created y 8 million city residents. >> we get up at 4:00 in the
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morning, it's not the easiest thing. going on eight years it doesn't get easier. >> reporter: especially on a day like this. >> this is grueling back-breaking work not to mention a little bit snowy. each two-person crew picks up on average 10 to 15 tons of trash per day every day rain or shine. >> reporter: the work comes with a decent paycheck after five years on the job workers make an annual salary of $70,000, more with overtime. >> people throw everything out. you don't know what you're picking up. that's why you don't stand behind the hopper because anything could shoot out. >> reporter: sanitation workers in new york have twice the fat fatality rates of police officers and seven times the fatality rates of firefighters. making it the fourth most deadly job in the country. >> you're dealing with trafficments, hazards in the garbage, needle punctures,
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broken glass. it's a tough job but new york's strongest is up to the task. >> reporter: robin became a sanitation worker to research her book "picking up." the city hired it's first sanitation force in the late 1800s t. the change on the streets as seen in these before and after photos, was dramatic. >> imagine walking the streets, all the avenues that are ankle deep and shin deep in the most unimaginable disgusting gunk. within a few months of taking office, the commissioner the street cleaning, george waring. he had all the streets pristine. >> reporter: the workers were hailed as heroes, and today's throwaway society they're largely taken for granted. but the cost of taking out the trash, both human and environmental, can't be so easily discarded. al jazeera, new york. >> front tobacco to hemp. the new crop farmers are eyeing.
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and the changing laws making it easy for them to cash in. >> reporter: hey, we're kicking it live in philadelphia. this is the place to see and be seen. homecoming night for andy reid. big question, will they cheer or boo him? we'll discuss that hot topic coming up.
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>> farmers in kentucky have been dependent on tobacco fields for decades. but as those crops decline, they are increasingly growing hemp. the problem is it's illegal. onthan barton talks to growers
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on both side of the bible. >> reporter: tobacco usedded to be king in kentucky. in the late 1990s tobacco fields covered the bluegrass state now it's down to 90,000 acres. that means for the state's tax coffers. now the state of kentucky feels they have found the answer. hemp. >> it's a variety of plant that looks a lot like marijuana but has no htc, no drug content in it. >> reporter: a fifth generation farmer bruce cline grows more than 300 acres of tobacco in southern kentucky. >> it could be--i could see hemp production being very good here in kentucky. [♪ music ] >> reporter: during world war ii kentucky was one of the leading producers of hemp mostly used to make rope for the navy. >> my daddy raised it on our
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farm. you could call me a hempster because i grew up around it. >> reporter: they're using the same machinery that they use to harvest corn. many products already contain hemp, but they're from canada. and that's the market that kentucky farmers want to cash in on. while it's perfectly legal to import seeds and fiber from processed hemp, it's illegal to grow or transport hempseeds anywhere in the u.s. >> currently the dea considers industrial hemp a classified substance that would be treated the same way as marijuana. so we certainly can't grow it to sell i it. in fact, we can't grow it to do research. >> all those if favor signal by saying aye. >> reporter: but that's not stopping kentucky. this year the state passed a law allowing licensing hemp.
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>> we're about creating jobs in this state. we've become a national leader on this issue and we've differentiate the industrial hemp and it's evil cousin marijuana. >> reporter: but kentucky police are not on board. >> it's illegal and against the law. we'll proceed as we have been. >> reporter: farmers say it will be a win for them. >> i personally think that anything that can help our children stay locally, and on the farms is a good thing agriculture farmers think it could be a good thing. al jazeera, kentucky. >> just can is here with our day in sport. jess can tafjessica taff.
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>> spotlight certainly on philly tonight as the eagles get set to host the chiefs there is no shortage of sorry line storylins one, and ross is with us in the city of brotherly love. i'm going to say this is a circle date on the calendar for someone in particular? >> reporter: that's right. it was circled in red for big red. it's homecoming night for andy reid. 68,000 fans are going to be rocking the house here at lincoln financial field. the big question, will they boo or cheer andy reid. reid spent 14 years here. led the eagles to the playoffs five times. five championship games and one super bowl appearance. but tonight he comes as kansas city head coach and public enemy number one. >> this is about our football team. it's not about me. it's not an one-man show. it has nothing to do with that. this will take a team effort
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when we play the philadelphia eagles. >> reporter: adding to tonight's drama, the eagles will retire jonathan mcnabb's jersey. they'll be forever linked because they led the team to five championship games and one super bowl appearance. reid is still considered a father figure to many of these current eagles because he drafted many of them and he even gave michael vick in 2009 after the quarterback was released from prison. >> seeing him in red, it's different for me, but i'm just happy that coach is happy. i'm happy that he had the opportunity to start fresh and do what he love doing. >> an excellent person. people don't realize how good of a person he really was. to the media he showed a different type of person. to the player he was something else. the guy who made jokes and kind of got the best out of all the
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players. >> great respect for him. he was head coach here for 14 years. if you're coaching in the nfl, anyone who coaches that one spot for 14 years, you look to them and say holy smokes. he walked down this hallway and look at the championships won here, the division championships, conference championships, and what he has done. he has had a huge impact on this organization. i have a ton of respect for him. >> reporter: but after the 2-4 finish in 2012 the eagles fired reid for the man nicknamed big red is now sporting red for the chiefs. he has turned things around in kansas city. alex smith and the offense have not committed a turnover. the defense is ranked third over all, and the chiefs are now 2 and 0, matching their win total from all of last year. >> we're trying to win every game. this is the next one on the list. so i don't think there is anything added to it. we certainly understand what this is like for him. he was there for so long, and going back and playing against
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his old team. and he's the coach interest drafted them and coached them. we releas realize the situation. >> reporter: can the chiefs improve to 3 and 0. the biggest question, will they boo or cheer andy reid as well as donovan mcnabb. you better have thick skin in philly. they have booed allen iverson, charles barkley and even santa close. >> that's like kicking a puppy. that's just awful. we'll check back with you later throughout the night, ross, thank you so much. filly is not the only place where emotions are running high. a mid season block-buster trade has fans in cleveland stunned because for one, mid season blockbuster trades are a rarity in the nfl. two, the browns gave up their prize second-year running back who set a rookie record for touchdowns last season for
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virtually nothing, and now colts will see andrew luck and the third round draft pick that will be lower than third. richardson had 105 yards on 31 carries in the first two games of this season. meanwhile, former boxing champion ken norton who gain prominence were beating mohammed ali, died today due to congestive heart failure. he suffered a stroke last year. norton lost a match to ali in 1973, but he would later earn the wbc heav heavyweight crown n 1978. he finished a career of 42 wins, 7 draws, one loss and 33 knockouts. he was 70 years old.
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certainly a tough day all around. beating ali in 1973, and then normally you don't beat him twice. he returned the favor. but certainly a tough one. >> and he had a son who played for the dallas cowboys, right? >> this is why i love when you're on here. the nuggets of information of sports that you have are always amazing. then you throw in a little golf a little this. >> i just have too much free time. appreciate it. honda issues a recall over a faulty computer chip in some of its airbag. the company is recalling nearly 400,000 cars in the united states. the problem was found in odysseys from 2003 and 2004, and in the acura mdxs from 2003. bloomingdales is tightening it's return policy. they're trying to stop shoppers from buying expensive clothes, wearing them, and then returning them that's a practice dubbed
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"wardrobing." they're cracking down on the process by using a tag that once it's removed the dress cannot be returned. >> it's an illegal process and known as return fraud. we're losing $15 billion a year to return fraud. >> while bloomingdale's is cracking down not all department stores are following suit. nordstrom said it doesn't plan on changing its liberal return policy any time soon. some lucky power ball winner in south carolina is now $400 million richer. the winning numbers were matched by a single winning ticket on wednesday night. the amount after taxes, a cool $223 million. the jackpot is the fourth largest in the history of the multi state lottery. here is the question. will the weather be a winner? >> meteorologist: tony, it depends on what you're looking
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for. we have winter in some areas and fall in other areas. a big change happening. i'll show where you that change is now and where it's headed. coming up in the forecast next.
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>> archeologists in brazil found 200,000 items dating back to the 17th century. among the artifacts they dug up was an ivory toothbrush and toothpaste made in europe for the portuguese queen. the paul oil boom in malaysia is having serious consequences for the pigmy elephant population with the growers using larger swaths of land and deadly pesticide to protect the groves. how the palm oil business is trying to right an environmental wrong. >> reporter: take away the people and she's alone. so far the only pigmy elephant of the malaysia rescue sanctuary. the expectation there will be 50 injured elephants joining her. company for her but that demand
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is a worrying sign of the threat to the wildlife. the center was officially opened by governor minister but it's mainly money from the palm oil industry paying for it, the very industry some accuse is doing more to damage wildlife than any other. >> your involvement is part of the guilty conscience. >> definitely not. definitely not. what we have done is a realization that we cannot live in isolation. i think it's a realization that we should be part of the overall effort. >> reporter: it is still possible that these striking wildlife down the river, though the chance of seeing an elephant in the wild is highly unlikely. there are thought to be fewer than 2,000 left. no one knows how many there once was. loss of habitat is to blame. first logging, rubber, and now what were rain forest forests am oil plantations. they cut 20% around the river that proportion
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rises to 85%. the kill matte kilometer after r after kilometer this is all you see, palm oil trees. it's fruits and seeds are crushed and processed and its used in thousands of products. from the air you see the scale. at ground level the trucks rumble buy with relentless predictability. sometimes animals are not just pushed out but hurt. 14 pigm14 pigmy elephants were d dead. it's suspected that they ate bait for other animals. there are other threats. >> they're hurt by hunting snares not meant for elephants, but they go into the snares and they cause horrific injuries. it's a slaughter to the elephant. this sanctuary is for this group. >> reporter: financial support
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is welcome, but even those in the palm oil industry say in the past they have been part of the problem. andrew thomas, al jazeera, malaysia. >> and some in china are turning out to watch the tide roll in. the phenomenon is called "tidal bore." it happens when the incoming tide is so big that it's leading edge forms a wave. that wave moves along at 25 mph. >> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren, what is not moving and causing problems is tropical storm manuel. it was hurricane manuel. it made landfall on the coast of mexico and just after 5:00 local time the center of the storm moving and leaving a lot of rain in the same area as the slow moving storm. that's the problem with these. it could lead to flash flooding and more mudslides. that's the concern there.
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still watching this area of low pressure developing in the gulf, it looks like it could slowly begin to intensify and track off to the northwest. but right now not much happening. it's just an area of low pressure developing and slowly we'll start to move north. from there it gets tricky. it could turn off to the northeast or sit out over the associatioocean. we'll watch that track slowly. some of the temperatures climbing in 80s and 90s, and behind it a big drop this in temperatures, and it happens quickly. the yellow boxes indicate there is potential for severe weather. that's in iowa and moving to the east. it will push through chicago, behind it i, it is cool. in front of it, it is warm.
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in chicago, 87, 77, 70, 70, almost a 20 degrees temperature drop as the showers move through. then it moves east effecting the northeast. temperatures in the northeast highs tomorrow, 80s. there is the warm up across new england, down to washington, temperatures climbing in the 80s. it could then drop on saturday and sunday as that front moves through we'll see strong thunderstorms and rain. mainly saturday night through sunday, 70s comfortable monday and tuesday. the temperatures then drop by the end of the weekend. the timing looks like it could be really late saturday and sunday with some rain followed by cooler air. that's your national forecast. a look at the headlines coming up.
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this is al jazeera. i'm tony harris. these are some of the top stories we're following. pope francis says the catholic church needs to stop obsessioning over topics like abortion, contraception and home sexuality. detroit is $18 billion in debt, but some people are trying to stop the chapter 9 bankruptcy. a bankruptcy judge plans on talking to detroit's governor about their concerns. in order to avoid a partial government shutdown, congress needs to pass a budget in the next 11 days. the w h


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