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>> hello and welcome to al jazeera. i'm tony harris. our top story. >> this police is a mess. >> even all the lawmakers tired of all the tall tal talk. >> a three-year-old caught in the cross fire. the latest victim of violence in chicago. and a super typhoon, the latest in what seems to be a never ending series of storms. >> just ten days before a
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possible government shutdown. the house made the first move in the budget. it removes money from implementing president obama's healthcare reform law. here's the vote count. 230 including two democrats voted for the bill. 189 including an one republican voted against it. president obama accused the g.o.p. of holding the middle class hostage. >> they're not focused on you. they're focused on politics. they're focused on trying to mess with me. they're not focused on you. >> and mike viqueira join us from capitol hill with more on all of this, mike. >> reporter: tony, that's right. i am on capitol hill. compromise is a sign of weakness. the result, congressional gridlock that could result in
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shutting down the entire federal government. >> thank you. >> after a week of in-fighting today a show of unity from house republicans. >> we have victory today from the american people and we have victory for common sense. >> reporter: their cause for celebration, a vote to cut off funding from the new healthcare law. something that the house g.o.p. has voted for more than three dozen times. >> it's time to free america from the shackles of obamacare. >> reporter: but this time they think they have leverage, tying the entire government from elimination from the healthcare plan. ultimately they gave in. >> let's defund this law now and protect the american people from the economic calamity that we know obamacare will create. >> reporter: the bill passed the house. even as democrats scoffed. >> this place is a mess. let's get our house in order.
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we are ledg legislators. >> i invite my colleagues on the other side to wake up from this radical ideological wet dream. >> reporter: without a compromise the government will shut down october 1st. president obama has promised a veto and the senate will even consider it. appearing at a ford plan in missouri, accusing the republicans of moving in reverse. >> they're holding not only congress hostage but holding the whole country hostage. >> i'm happy to have the debate, but you don't have to blow the whole thing up just because you don't get your way, right? >> reporter: so where do we go from here? october 1st is coming up a week from next tuesday. it goes over to the senate as this bill passed the house today. the senate is likely to recorrect it. it's a filibuster likely from
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republicans. it will take us right up to the edge and we might go over it. >> mike, today in his remarks, the president said that the g.o.p. is focused on politics, and here's the quote, we heard at the top of the program, try to mess with me. what do you read into that? >> reporter: i think we can take it at face value. the president expresses quite often that folks will vote against what he's for. as we have shown, it threatens to shut down the entire federal government. the entire federal government. not one there are has been spent to appropriate the fiscal year which begins october 1st. >> mike viqueira, happy to see you. thank you. if congress does not reach an agreement in the next ten days to avoid a shutdown only certain agencies will be effected. among the areas that won't be
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hit, social security, payments will still go out on time and branches of the military will remain on duty. doctors in hospitals will still get medicare and medicaid reimbursements. the fbi, the border patrol and cost guard will still do their jobs. security check points will remain open and the postal service which funds itself will keep delivering the mail using the five-day shutdown in 1995 as a bit of a guide here. here's a look at what will be affected. $800,000 federal employees could be furloughed and parks, museum and monuments may shut down. the death toll rises in mexico. soldiers dug through tons of mud and dirt in a mudslide near the town of acapulco. so far 150 people have died and that number is expected to grow.
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the government is flying relief supplies into hard hit areas. a super typhoon is on the radar. typhoon usagi is one of the strongest storms of the year, and it is packing 185 mph winds. a storm search and torrential rains. the massive typhoon is 680 miles wide and has already caused major flooding in japan. we have more on where usagi is headed next. >> reporter: well, in the philippines they're already making sure that scrimmages are stocking up on provisions and getting out of the most exposed areas. last year a typhoon hit the philippines and killed 800 people. they get hit about 20 typhoon a year. they're very much used to dealing with them, but it doesn't stop the damage that's caused. the philippines will be first hit. then as the typhoon moves, the southern part of taiwan will be
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hit and at this stage it is on track for hong kong on sunday. if that happens it will cause a lot more damage to the southern parts of damage in an area that is severely damaged by tropical storms this year. >> let's get more now on this typhoon and where it's headed. >> it has weakened just a bit. still a super typhoon, it was 165 mph yesterday. this is what it looked like clearly seeing that eye there. it looks like it falls apart not clearly seeing that eye. when a storm gets that powerful it goes through the cycle where the eye redevelops. it weakens a little bit and then strengths. this will continue to progress to the west, but it should weaken just a bit according to the forecast. now, category 4 at 150 mph,
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9:00 tomorrow morning local time it will be passing out to taiwan, 9:00 saturday evening. this is local time there. japan standard time. it's moving towards hong kong, and by sunday morning it looks to be weakened just a bit. category 2 at 110 mph impacting hong tongue directly passing to the south as it is in taiwans. i will watch this over the next few days closely. >> all right, dave, appreciate it. iran's new president, hassan rouhani is calling for an open dialogue in the u.s. before his visit to new york next week, al jazeera's national correspondent join us live from the newsroom. >> tony, this is the era of the high profile op-ed. we heard from russian president vladimir putin urging americans
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to no longer be expect tall. and john mccain hit back in prague, and now all high profile op-ed in the "washington post," the newly elected iranian president, and his words are head of the meeting next week in new york. he said the following: >> rouhani appeals for a less confrontational approach. we must work together, he says to, end the unhealthy rivalries and interferences that fuel violence and drive us apart. international sanctions are the main reason for rouhani's softer
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line. >> the iranian leader has come to this conclusion that iran's economy is in a dire situation, and they cannot survive with the current crippling sanctions. if they want to compromise. >> however, making nice to the u.s. alone is not enough. it has to reach out to israel, too. >> israel is one of the main components of problems between iran and the u.s. iran cannot solve this problem with the u.s. unless they come up with a solution in the relationships with israel. and so far iran has not shown any sign in that regard. >> animosity between the u.s. and iran has been building for years stretching back to the 19 50's when the c.i.a. overthrew mohammed mosidek. and through mahmoud ahmadineja
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ahmadinejad's anti-israeli comments and promotions the nuclear uranium program. hhe said,:hassan rouhani is clearly making a play to be this year's star at the u.n. general assembly. >> john, i'm wondering has iran really miscalculated the need to make nice to israel as well as the u.s. as you're guest in the panel suggested? >> reporter: that's a great point. what you have to remember is those sanctions are biting. they don't want to see rioting in the streets and they would like to get a deal from the democratic demonstration. i think what they are going to say to the americans, look, we'll leave israel alone.
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there will be no more vicious rhetoric from us like there was and mahmoud ahmadinejad. what we'll do is turn hezbollah into more of a political group. now that's something that they've done before. there was a letter sent when karl rove and george bush were in the white house. it got all the way to karl rove's desk. so they could suggest to do that. in other words, solve quite a few of the problems that the u.s. has in the middle east. but to say that they miscalculated their relationship with israel, probably not so much. i think they'll leave them to one side. i don't think they'll cosy up with israel, but they do want to with a superpower and right now it's the u.s. >> when it comes to solving problems, look, is it possible that next week's u.n. general assembly might an news worthy event to cover? >> reporter: i tell you, i really don't want to be one of those guys that has a go at the
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u.n. because it's very, very easy target. i have done it before. but it does look as if next week's u.n. assembly could make news and be productive. we have hassan rouhani, he wants to be the big star. and then on top of that you have john kerry meeting with his russian counterparts. that's a week tomorrow. you have israelis and the palestinians deep in peace talks now. that's interesting, too, even the indians and pakistanis are warming on the issue of kashmir. yes, it seems unbelievable. it looks like we could have a productive if not halfway u.n. general assembly next week. >> or it could all fall apart. >> reporter: you got it. >> so what does this mean for u.s. irani relations? i spoke with the former u.s. ambassador.
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>> i think it is a change in tone. i think it's an important thing. it's a step. it's welcomed. we did have a more positive to tone. what we have not seen is any change in iranian action or policies to this point. they're still running ahead with enriched uranium and gives way to nuclear program no matter what they say about it. if they want a nuclear program that's achievable, so we have to see some changes there. we have iran supporting the government in syria, hezbollah, and playing a growing regional role in what is becoming a greater shia-sunni to a greater
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degree. they've got to do a better job of changing what they're doing if they're going to be persuasive. not just words but the action. >> the obama administration is calling for tough new rules to cut gas emissions. for the first time proposing limits that would effect the coal and power plants. >> minimize their carbon emissions by taking advantage of available modern technology. these technologies offer them a clear pathway forward today and in the long term. >> but critics say the new technologies are expensive, and acquiring them will become another blow to a beaten down
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coal industry. >> we've seen numerous bankruptcies, the domestic coal sector is just really in probably a worse shape than i can remember in my lifetime. >> and coal mining stocks fell after the news with alfa natural resources plunging more than 6%. a multi million dollar bank heist. the suspects never even set foot in a building. the high tech heist coming up. many fighting for their rights and identities. why some of them say they're being expelled from their own tribes.
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the most important money stories of the day might affect yourries savings, your job, or your retirement. whether it's bailouts or bond rates, this stuff gets complicated. but don't worry, i'm here to take the fear out of finance. every night on my show i break down confusing financial speak and make it real. >> listen to this. eight men have been arrested in london on charges of stealing
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$2 million from barclays bank in a cyberheist. the hackers tapped into the network with a device that allowed them to control the banks' computers remotely. the men conducted their online heist from a control room in central london. they arthey are suspected of atg a rob another bank last week. there is ten days before we could see a potential shutdown. let's get the angle with david schuster who will be talking about this and he's filling in for ali velshi. what effect would a government shut down have? >> reporter: it might not have that great of an impact but give the economy is slow and the
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economyeconomists say that the y is fragile. when you look at the employees who will get furloughed, and you add to that the blow of consumer confidence, and people start hoarding their money and there is uncertainty in the business environment of how long this could go on and you perhaps fear real trouble. the fed as they continue their stimulus effort they cited the congress dysfunction. >> do you think the economy can handlel this, the idea of hoarding cash, could the economy handle it? >> it depends again how severely the markets react, fortunately or unfortunately a lot of people are used to washington dysfunction. maybe economy, investors can tolerate the government being shut down for a few days. the big question that may come later in october let's suppose
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in the fight over obamacare obama try to leverage raising the debt ceiling. the united states has never had the debt ceiling not raised. the economy does not do well with uncertainty. >> that would be another down grade in the rating. what else do you have for us? >> reporter: the affordable care act that kicks in ten days. we're going to look at why some of the rates for the very same plans might be twice as much in vermont as maryland. regardless of where you live you can figure out what the costs are going to be and what you need to do to prepare. >> see you at the top of the hour. native americans are speaking
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out against the process of tribal disenrollment. the latest people to be expelled from the nooksack tribe. they're fighting to hold on to their homes, and medical and fishing rights. but it is a challenge for tribes all across the country. >> adalina parker said she feels like a refugee. her family, right down to her five and nine-year-old grandchildren are being told by their tribal council that they don't belong. >> it makes me feel really sad that there is such a strong division in our tribe, and that it cuts worse than a sword. >> reporter: she and more than 300 others all descent can'ts of this woman, annie george, have called themselves nooksacks for decades and have been recognized as part of the tribe for the last 30 years.
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but there is a problem. for some reason annie george does not appear in key documents to define who is in the tribe and who isn't. >> never showed up on the 1942 census. >> reporter: disenrollment has a practical price. lose fishing hunting rights, healthcare, tribal jobs, tribal housing. adalina lives off the reservation so her house is safe, but that's not the case for other family members who do live in tribal housing. there is not all that much to the nooksack reservation, geographically, at least. this is it. the property that the casino sits. but the tribe does count 2,000 members. those involved say the disenrollment fight goes back a long way. many of anny george's descenda descendants intermarried with filipino works and fishermen.
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>> this group of people, they don't like the filipinos. back in '96 they tried to disenroll us once. they'll try to do it again. >> everybody taking sides against this family here. i don't like it. >> not a nooksack problem. this is a problem that many tribes has. >> reporter: he said disenrollment litigation has exploded over the last 15 years with cases in at least 50 different tribes. those cases are often connected to casinos and a scramble for a bigger slice of the tribal gambling pie. but that does not seem to be the case with the nooksack whose two small scenes are struggling, and even those who could be kicked out of the tribe say they don't believe this is a money grab. tribal councils and tribal courts have the final say. the federal government has no jurisdiction.
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>> the tribes are viewed as vindicative, but they say they have a duty to review membership. >> reporter: for adalina parker this is a fight for identity and the future. >> what are the grandchildren and children going to say to us elders, did we not fight hard enough for them? did they not mean enough for us to fight for them? >> reporter: the tribal council is definitely still fighting. fighting to eliminate nearly one-sixth of the nooksack nation. al jazeera, deming a.m washingt. >> we offer the nooksack tribal council and it's chairman the opportunity to be interviewed for this story to provide a statement. they declined to be involved. but in the past the tribal council has denied that the disenrollment proceedings are based on race. let's get you caught up on the sports headlines.
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jessica is here. >> reporter: thank you very much, tony. big news from the yankees. for the second time in his career andy pettitte announced he's going to retired. the second time that he has done so. he won five world championships all done in pinstripes. that's the franchise all-time leader in postseason wins with 19. and it is not how you start. it is how you finish. after a dismal start by the dodgers, a late season search with 41 of 59 the games, gave l.a. the first division title since 2009. and out east the red sox also punched their ticket to the playoffs. they clinched their division title tonight with a win over the blue jays. and texas running back foster blew the whistle on himself. yes, he said he was paid on the side while playing for the university of tennessee. foster talked about the ncaa infraction in an up coming documentary he's featured in. he said he wants to help change the rules for amateur athletes.
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we're going to have a lot going on. that's a hot button appreciate it. thank you. the cost of grains and vegetab vegetables in india is on the rise, leaving poor indians to rely on charitable organizations for a healthy meal. we're in new delhi with the story. [♪ music ] >> reporter: cooking for the masses. volunteers at this sikh temple in new delhi prepare lunch for tens of thousands of devotees. the food is mostly donated, and provided free to anyone who comes to th. but with the cost of grains and vegetables at a three-year high this service has never been more important. >> people can't survive because of the food situation. it doesn't make any difference to our politicians how expensive food has become, which i feel bad watching it on television. when i come here because food is
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available 24 hours a day. >> reporter: about 20,000 people eat here every day. many are from poor and middle class backgrounds and hardest hit on food prices which raised 18% in august. the price of onion, a staple in the diet has increased 250% in the last year. the government says it's part of a predictable economic cycle. >> sometimes it goes up. sometimes it comes down. so you see, it's normal in the economy. in the case, we to improve the situation. >> reporter: analysts say while late planting of crops and heavy summer rains have disrupted food
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supplies, the main problem is hoarding by private traders. they say there is plenty the government can do, but has failed to control prices. >> i think that it is complete apathy of the government towards its own statement that the--govt that they could make such a statement. >> the election is less than a year away in india, like all over the world the people here are most concerned about their daily needs. the government is going to have to do something to reduce the rising cost of food if it wants to support the voters. al jazeera, new delhi. >> the violence in chicago shows no sign of stopping. just last night a three-year-old was one of 13 wounded in a city park. ahead, how some plan to use this latest shooting to call for an end to the violence.
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plus a software glitch, and possible problems for a key component of the president's healthcare law. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm tony harris in new york.
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here is a look at your headlines at this hour. today the house passed a spending measure to fund the government to the middle of december while defunding the healthcare law. the obama administration out today with tough new rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions for the first time. the epa is proposing carbon pollution limits they would impact future coal and natural gas power plants. coal plants would have to add expensive technology to meet the new standards. the industry is expected to challenge the new regulations in court. iran's new president said he wants a constructive dialogue with the bes west. and a three-year-old boy is fighting for his life in chicago. he and a dozen other people were shot last night. investigators say the shooting may have been gang-related. the boy again is in critical
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condition, and while the murder rate is down in the city this year, if you live there, it doesn't feel like it. >> he was kind of laying on his left side, kind of in a fetal position. >> reporter: three years ago she found her son dead in this israel on chicago's south side. >> he was my baby but he left here a man. it's hard at 16 to die in an alley like a dog. >> reporter: 16-year-old jeremiah was not in a gang but he was shot nine times any way in an act of retaliation because he was mistaken for a gang member. in a neighborhood why gunfire is commonplace its tough to move on. >> that must be hard to detach injured from gunshots. >> if i don't, then i'll relive it. i can relive the way my son was shot in succession. i hear it in my head all the time. so when i hear shots, i naturally jump. >> reporter: just days after the
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fbi named chicago the murder capital of the nation an unknown gunman sprayed a basketball court with bullets thursday night shooting 13 people, including a three-year-old boy. the police say it was gang-related and called for a ban on assault-style weapons. >> illegal guns drive violence. the military-type weapons like the one we believe to have been used in this shooting belong on a battlefield. not on a street or in a corner or in a park. >> reporter: at new beginnings church pastor cory brooks comforted several of the victims' families. and he voiced frustration that repeated violence has not brought sweeping change. >> for a shooting of 13 people in a park, and all of america not rise up in occasion to do something about it is very hurtful. >> lawanda sterling is frustrated, too. seeing children on her bone block could become victims
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themselves. >> another one shot, oh, he was three, no, that should not be the norm. they're living in wartimes. they can't be kids. >> reporter: kids who far too often die too young just like her son. al jazeera, chicago. >> all right, at least 38 soldiers have been killed in yemen after a car bomb attacks on military installation. the attack happened in southern yemen in the yemeni government said the assaults were carried out by al-qaeda members. al jazeera has more on the story. >> reporter: these are the victims of what's believed to be an al-qaeda attack or military post. dozens of soldiers of policemen were killed in a string of suicide-bombings. these villagers were the first to gather at the site of the suicide-bombings. they say the attackers were from
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a group affiliated with al-qaeda. only a few weeks ago the bomb ripped through this bus. it was carrying soldiers. two were killed. dozens injured. last year the worst attack in yemen. a suicide-bomber sneaks into this parade and detonates his explosives, killing more than a 100 policemen. afterwards the government capture soldiers for al-qaeda in the province. they intensified the attacks against the group using unmanned aerial drones. they are considered by the u.s. and its allies in the region to be the most dangerous al-qaeda off shoot. they remain active.
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it's led by this man, a yemeni who had close ties to al-qaeda's former leader, sow sam bin ladesowosamabin laden. but this man is considered their military leader. >> starting octobe october 1st americans will be able to get federal subsidies for their health insurance thanks to the affordable care act but the new healthcare exchange is a little confusing. >> reporter: americans will soon be able to travel to virtual shopping malls where they compare plans and buy coverage online. policies will come in four varieties, bronze, silver, gold and platinum. the better the metal the better the premium and broader the coverage. each will cover the basics, doctors victories, hospital stays and maternity care.
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what's best for you? it depends on what is most important. if you want generous benefits and don't mind higher monthly premiums. if money lower premiums are more important, then bronze and silver plans if you don't mind a little higher deductible. if you get treatment the bronze plan will cover 60% of your medical cost. the silver plan is over $300 but covers 70% of those medical costs. gold covers 80% and platinum covers 90. and that additional coverage might be important if you expect to head to the doctor often or just want more piece of mind. >> that from "real money with ali velshi" airs 7:00 eastern
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and 4:00 pacific time. according to the white house, the sit down with take place on tuesday before the start of the u.n. general assembly. later that day mr. obama will discuss the mideast peace process when he discusses the u.n. we're continuing our look at the growing violence in chicago. coming up i will talk with a local pastor and former northbound player isiah thomas how they're trying to change things. and jessica taff will have the latest from the bronx in sports. an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning.
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faultlines investigates why so many babies are dying in america's inner cities. >> lot a times programs and stuff all they care about is numbers. they don't care about people. >> faultlines: america's infant mortality crisis. >> a three-year-old chicago boy
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is in critical condition after a shooting last night. investigators say the shooting may have been gang-related. 315 murders have been reported so far in 2013 according to thee chicago tribune. we look at some of the names behind the numbers. >> the nation remembers the tragic shooting of hadaya pendleton, the sophomore who attended president obama's second inauguration. about a week later in her south side neighborhood she was fatally shot. she's one of 315 homicide victims documented in chicago this year. every yellow dot on this map represents a life lost. nearly three weeks after pendleton's death chicago mourned the loss of six-month-old. shot in broad daylight while her father was changing her diaper. and 74 people were shot and 12 killed. not all of chicago's victims made national headlines like
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terrence graves, a 23-year-old man who sold newspapers and grout every morning. another gun violence victim, he left behind his fiancé and four-year-old daughter. and then 67-year-old billy sargent was fatally shot at a coffee shop. and then a 49-year-old who was shot while picking up his cab route. these victims were not affiliated with gangs but their deaths were related to gang violence. between 2001 and 2012 the number of deaths in chicago outranked soldier deaths in afghanistan. >> here to talk about the violence in that city is father michael flager. he's organizing a mash to
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condemn the violence and isiah thomas, joining father fleger. you've been working in this community for some time. have you had enough of this, and more importantly, has the community had enough of this? >> i think there's no question. i've had enough, and i think the community has had enough. but we have to get to the point to say has america had enough of it, and also to get the brothers who feel hopeless, angry, and have chosen violence as a first line of offense to say enough. and realize we can work this out without killing each other. and to america who say we're going to give these communities who are struggling the jobs, the education, the opportunities, the excess to put our arms around them and not demonize them, but love them and offer them something more than the street. i think we need to do that through the government and
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through the young men on the street. >> father pfleger, a number of issues as you know intersect when we talk about gang-related violence in urban areas and education system that analysts have told me for years under values black males. single parent households, limited job prospects. so father pfleger, where do you join in on this discussion? where do you begin your engagement? >> well, i think we have to be, and somebody in the community, the church not only has to open their doors and wrap our arms around the young brothers and sisters on the street, but the lobbyist who say to the larger america to care and say what happens in chicago is as important as what happens in
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connecticut, gabrielle giffords, and everywhere else. we have to fight for the good schools, demand possibility for opportunities for employment, and create neighborhood where there is economic development where people can feel proud, safe in their neighborhood. it's the whole comprehensive picture. we have to fight for those things and love the young brothers in the street and convince them that killing each other is not the answer. and we have to deal with this access to guns in america. we have in love with guns, and we have to kill that love affa affair. >> saiah, what would you say to that? >> i would add that the most crucial thing for us is we can be educated, having access to real education, and resource, funding our schools. that's number one. you know, when you look at the
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conditions of poverty in terms of our health, what happens inside these homes, inside the households, you know, the mental health of the kids and of the parents who are living in poverty. when you're talking about unemployment, you're talking about not having real access to education, and you're not having real access to quality food in your communities, then that makes you sad. that makes you upset. when you put drugs, and you put weapons on top of that, then you are looking for an explosion. if we can eliminate drugs and weapons away from poverty, then we have a chance. i grew up in poverty. poverty is hard enough. but when you put weapons, and you put drugs on top of poverty, that makes it almost impossible for anyone to ride up out of that. >> father pfleger, how about if i say it plainly.
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if it were a priority it would have happened. it's not a priority. >> that's what we have to determine, that it's a priority. last week we had this horrible shooting in the navy yard. 13 people--12 people were shot, and six of them were killed. but we said there was a mass shooting. 13 people killed in a playground last night is a mass shooting. isaih just mentioned about the whole mental health issue. this person who got the gun and shot those people. what about the whole community that has been oppressed, that has had guns, lack of drugs and lack of hopelessness, when you add guns and drugs to that, we're just going to continue to see the figures add up. >> isaih, there is a march. what do you hope comes out of the march and to do what and to
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say what? >> well, to those who say another march to do what to say what, you know, if you think the situation is hopeless, we don't believe that. we don't believe this is a hopeless situation. we love our kids. we love our community. we're going to keep talking. we're going to keep marching. we're going keep believing that good things can happen and come from this community, and we're not giving up on them. to those who want to believe that this situation is hopeless, we're here to tell you that it's not. >> that's right. >> father pfle goeger, thank yoo much, and to isiah thomas, thank you so much. it was good to speak with you. >> yankee all timer is calling it a career, huh? >> reporter: kind of in a situation where we're in the end of an era for a few of the
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yankees. a couple of legends are going to be retiring. we know that the best closer of all time is going to shut it down. but today andy pettitte said he, too, will call it quits after this season ends. for those who you think you heard that one before, you're right. this is the second time that pettitte retired from the game. he was coaxed back to the game by the team he won five championships with, but this time around he said it's for good. he said he's physically and mentally exhausting. he wanted to show his fans his gratitude while in uniform. that means if the yankees fail to make the postseason sunday is the last game we'll see andy pettitte. it is also the day that they will honor mariano rivera as well. well, as college players are called out for taking pay for play during an in-depth investigation by the ncaa,
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foster is not afraid of the governing board. in fact, he told on himself. foster saying in an up coming documentary that features former college athletes that he's not scared of the naacp, he wants to call attention to what he deems unfared practices and wants to change the rules for amateur athletes. foster is one of the long lists of former college players speaking out on that issue. and in the college football ranks, how about coaches in the hot seats. we have graham watson beginning with witch coast is likely to get a pink slip first. >> i think bo pelini has the longer leash because his drama has not gone on for years. everyone is waiting for mack brown to lose enough grams so
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they have a reason to kick him out. bo pelini, it will be interesting to see when they play at home after his rants saying he had fair-weathered fans. i don't know what the memorial stadium crowd is going to do. are they going to boo him or say nothing, that will be a telling reaction. but in terms of wins and losses, bo pelini is in a better shot than mack brown. >> and stanford hosting arizona state, and the pac 1 12 as a conference is off to a start of a conference win. is this the biggest surprise of the college season? >> absolutely. everybody expected oregon and stanford to be among the top teams in the country. but to see arizona, arizona state, utah, oregon, to see them
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playing well in the first part of the season is impressive, and ucla, the way they played against nebraska last week. to say all of this is happening with usc having a down year, no one would have expected that. in the past the pac 12 has been, maybe three or four, but i think now this is a conference that people need to look out for for the national title. >> and of course, tony we've got the fedex cup. right now tiger woods is the points leader. he had a great start early on and then just blew up. he's at 71. henrik stenson is now your leader after round two. >> and in line for that $10 million prize. appreciate it. thank you. and an old crime is on the rise in texas. keeping law enforcement busy and leaving some cattle ranchers vulnerable. al jazeera's mark snyder shows us how one county is trying to
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put a dent in the cattle theft trade. >> he has more than a dozen longhorn on his 42 acres. each one but the calf is branded. >> this cow has two brands. >> alford has two pictures of each animal has never had one stolen but plenty of people around here have. >> we've seen double what we've experienced in the past. >> reporter: alford would know. he's not just a rancher but the johnson county sheriff. >> we all kind of work together. >> reporter: alford has an ally in the fight against cattle and livestock theft in george davis who owns the johnson county cattle action. >> yoauction. >> you can tell. they'll give you an address that is not right. there will be something, and they may not have a license plate on their trailer. >> reporter: high cattle prices is a big reason why theft is on
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the rise. cattle prices are up 25% from two years ago. >> a good 500-pound calf, you know, is worth $1.05 a pound. >> reporter: livestock has gone from ten cases all of last year to 16 so far this year. stealing cattle is not that hard. all thieves need is a property where no one lives a $10 bag of feed and less than an hour to get the cows on the trailer and out of here. >> detective steve shaw spends most of his work hours investigating cattle theft. he's not just a detective, he's a victim. >> i dairied for 19 years and i had three baby calves stolen. >> reporter: many thieves stay away from branded cattle because they know the cows are more likely to be traced back to their owner. >> you work all year long to accumulate something, and then they take it from you. someone drives to your place and steals half of your calf crop,
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that's pretty bad. >> here is another one. this one has only my brand. it's a major deterrent. >> reporter: the sheriff is disappointed how many ranchers won't brand their cattle in as long as prices are high cattle rustling will continue. but with an aggressive cattle auctioneer, thieves will end newspaper jail. >> we'll have a look at the weather after this. money. victoria azarenko
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but don't worry, i'm here to take the fear out of finance. every night on my show i break down confusing financial speak and make it real. be. >> meteorologist: the tropics are fairly quiet considering what has been happening here the few days in mexico. not much happening in the country now and what is in the gulf is slowly drifting north. a lot of that moisture will move into the gulf states. showers and storms moving through the midwest. that's the cooler air that's moving in. ahead of this to the east, warm, and summer-like temperatures
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behind it. the last of the cool air, the temperatures have dropped in the 50s and 60s, and that will push through the chicago and the northeast. the front pulling up a lot of moisture. the heavy rain across texas, louisiana, and all of this will spread east. many flash flood watches, and a few warnings are in effect. all of this is a flash flood watch, and conditions favorable for quick flooding as these showers and storms move through. temperatures in the northeast warming up today, close to 80 degrees, but it will be dropping. that front moves through tomorrow, and sunday with showers and thunderstorms and look at the temperatures monday, tuesday, and wednesday. it's dry but we barely climb up to 70 on monday with a morning low of 55. a look at the headlines is coming up next.
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>> welcome to al jazeera. i'm tony harris. top stories. today the house passed a spending measure to help avert a shut down. while defunding the health care law. the house and senate have to the end of cement to reach a deal. a three-year-old boy is in critical condition after he and a dozen others were shot in a chicago park just last night. the toddler was with his mother when vectors say the gunman -- investigators say, the gunman used a shotgun to spray the crowd. the death toll is


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