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is hello and welcome to al jazeera, i'm tony harris in new york. our top stories, a deal has been reached for syria to turn over its chemical weapons. after an historic sitdown with the most powerful nations in the world, iran agrees to new talks over its nuclear program. >> the closer we have gotten to this date, the more irresponsible folks who are opposed to this law have become. >> president obama goes on the defensive against republicans. and international alert for a fugitive with an explosive
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past. a global hunt for the woman known as the white widow. ♪ well there is progress on two mayor issues macing the united nations. the permanent members of the un security council, reaches a deal on a resolution to get rid of syria's chemical weapon stockpi stockpiles. the european and iran have agreed to hold more talks on iran's nuclear program next month. this follows a meeting between iran's foreign ministers and foreign ministers from six world powers. john talk to us about this agreement on a resolution to rid syria of its chemical weapons. >> well, tony, this has been on off on off on off for the past
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24, if not 48, hours. finally they have reached an agreement. and we know this because the british ambassador to the united nations has let everybody know there will be an informal meeting this evening here on the building behind me at 8:00 pm eastern time. and on the table will be a new draft resolution, which all 15 members of the security council will get the chance to discuss. we understand it is going to be massively watered down from the original document when the french and british drew one up immediately after the bombing crisis. that was quite a harsh document. russians didn't like that very much, so they can taken out condemnation of the assad regime, there is a vague reference to the use of force or action if syria doesn't live up
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to its chemical weapons program. we're not expecting a vote this evening, don't hold me to that, tony because that could change, but there may be a vote friday, tomorrow. >> what can you tell us about this historic meeting between the itself and iran? >> well, it was historic, and it happened, and the secretary of state and iran's foreign minister in the same room. first time that has hand since 1979. and it must have gone well, because the eu foreign minister chief came out after to announce the date of the next meeting. >> i was pleased to an intight the minister of iran with political directors convened and
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chaired by myself. it was substantial meeting, good atmosphere, energetic. we had a discussion about how we would go forward with an ambitious time frame to see whether he can make progress quickly. i'm pleased that we have agreed to meet in geneva on the 15th and 16th of october. >> reporter: so less than a month from now, they will be meeting again in geneva and i know that they don't want to say too much until that meeting happens, but she went on to say that the agreement in that meeting this afternoon lead to the culmination of discussions whereby iran is welcome to abide by existing p5-plus 1 regarding what it should do, or it can
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propose its own proposal. here at the un we call it is the p5-plus 1, they call it the three against the u.s. russia and china. three plus three. >> john at the beginning of this week, we suggested that the chance was there that news might be made, avenues is being made. john ter et -- terrett at the united nation. iran has influence in crucial american policy decisions so why does iran matter? it sits between two key countries iraq, and afghanistan, and has influence on both of them. and the west has accused iran of trying to build a nuclear weapon, but iran says it is only
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interested in generating electricity. iran is also a main ally of bashar al-assad. iran and russia with the two main suppliers to assad, hezbollah is heavily backed by iran, the group is thought to be more powerful than the lebanese army. iran also supports political and armed groups like hamas in the gaza strip. israel says that has set back negotiations on a two-state solution. however, iran's president he will support any democratic decisions made by the palestinians. we're joins now by a professor
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of iranian and middle eastern history at brooke college. it is good to talk to you, sir. first of all, what are your thoughts on the agreement to have discussions -- further discussions about iran's nuclear program next month in geneva? >> it's a major break through. as your former speaker said, we haven't had that high of level talks for 34 years. foreign minister to foreign minister. and my guess is in the meeting that did occur today, there were basically the -- the -- the on stack calls that were there were overcome to you can go into deeper discussions in geneva.
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>> how much of this is due to the years and years of what many have described as crippling western sanctions against iran? >> i believe very little. >> very little? >> yes, because reformers are the moderates in iran, rouhani represents them, they were willing to do this long before sanctions, and rouhani was a major advocate of basically coming to some compromise with the united states. so what he is doing is basically going back to the reform -- moderate policy that the iranian policy had. >> so it has been the west that has stood in the way all of these years on an agreement on the nuclear program? >> well, iran has some responsibility, but mainly it has been basically the u.s., especially during the bush administration, of basically
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rejecting any offers by the moderates in iran to come to some agreement. we have to for get, there was a period where the president was very much helping the united states both in afghanistan and iraq, and then he got slapped in the face with the axis of evil speech and that basically undermined the moderates in iran, and that helped bring about the next election. so i think we're just back to where we were before. hopefully now in washington, the much-more willingness to -- >> can i stop you for just a second. it seems to me that there is -- there has been -- for certain, a trust deficit, and that is based in large measure because of the findings by the security council that iran had essentially hid an enrichment program for 18 years.
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the idea that it has been the united states of the west that has blocked any real progress over iran's nuclear program. it kind of doesn't stand up to scrutiny, wouldn't you agree with that? >> you have to look at what the transgressions of iran were. and if they were transgressions, they actually were pre2003. and the cia and 16 american intelligence services have included since 2003, iran has not been developing any initiatives -- >> so as you know the 2011 iae report on iran -- and you are right it dates back -- concluded that iran has care rid out activities relative to the development of a nuclear explosive -- [ technical difficulties ] -- months to come, starting with
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geneva. doesn't there need to be a set of real concrete proposals from iran to move the progress -- the process forward? >> well, i -- i think if we put these conditions that iran has to basically explain everything they have done before 2003, is a sure recipe to basically block negotiations. the past is the past. if one has to have negotiations, one needs to present good verifiable evidence that they are not going to go into nuclear weaponry. i'm surprised so many people are interested about the past, because american culture the past is usually considered the past, it's not considered relevant -- >> but the past can also be
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prelude, you would agree? >> not necessarily. we start from basically a new position. and the new position, of course the u.s. interest here is that iran should not have a nuclear weapon's program. so if iran is able to give evidence that -- and also verifiable safeguards than that would satisfy the united states. and then going back to past history, opens up a cannonball -- iran can raise other issues. >> and not go forward. yes. professor appreciate your time. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> time is running out for congress to pass a bill to prevent a partial government
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shutdown. house speaker john boehner says he will not support a bill unless it defunds president obama's health care reform law. but the president says he won't negotiate. >> others have threatened an economic shutdown by refusing to pay america's bill if they can't delay the law. that's not going to happen as long as i'm president. >> mike, things seem to be moving in the wrong direction. does it seem more likely now that there will be a partial government shutdown? >> i think with each passing hour that certainly seems to be the case, but then again sometimes it is darkest before the dawn, toni. and a lot of this is prepositioning now as we get down to crunch time. you might say, hey, we are already at crunch time.
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they have various ways to get at the president's signature health care law, that is their condition for doing any of this stuff, and when later today and early tomorrow the senate votes to send this funding bill that would fund the government past tuesday, back to the house of representatives without a defunding of obamacare. john boehner says no how, no way. here is a little bit more of what the speaker had to say earlier today. >> the president says i'm not going to negotiate, well, i'm sorry it just doesn't work that way. we're not going to ignore washington's spending problem, and this new normal of a weak economy, no new jobs and shrinking wages. >> so john boehner is going to be taking the temperature of his house conservatives, and seeing if there is any wiggle room,
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because quite frankly most republicans outside of a hard core group do not want to see a government shutdown. they think it would be political poison for republicans. tony? >> are republicans in the house making new demands or restating new ones? >> they have a whole slew of new ones. if they second it back to the senate, they are talking about repealing a medical device tax, a 2.3% tax. and then a one-year delay in the individual mandate. in other words all of us going and having to have insurance by january 1st of next year, in just a couple of months time, the president says no how, no way to that, and approval of the keystone pipeline, and then a
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one-year delay in the individual mandate, and they want to put tax reform on that, that brought a scornful rely from jay carney, so that is getting no traction whatsoever. so it doesn't look good right now, but let's wait until monday and see if they can find a way out of this. >> anything from the senate side today? >> harry reid and top senate democrats appeared before a countdown clock that said x number of days before a shutdown. >> if anyone here thinks republicans in the house have a workable plan to divert shutdown on month, tell me about it. get all kinds of reports from them, they are going to do. they are going to do that. so we'll have to see what they are going to do. because right now they don't
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know. >> so that's the state of play, here tony. harry reid said he hasn't even spoken to john boehner in the last few days. and there has been no meeting at the white house. no visible progress. >> mike viqueira on capitol hill. thank you. investigators are looking into the possibility that the gunmen in the kenyan mall attack rented a shop. officials are trying to figure out why a parking garage collapsed likely killing even more. kenya has asked interpol to track down a british woman known as samantha newwait, or natalie webb >> reporter: there's not that
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much information about samantha, just her age, alias, and she is wanted by kenya on charges of possessioning explosives. no mention about the much more recent crime she may have been involved in. >> from the information we have, two or three americans, and so far i have heard of one brit. >> and the brit was a british-born woman. >> woman. >> she knows violence firsthand. she is the widow of suicide bomber germane lindsay who helped carry out the attacks on the british subway system. she married again and then disappeared. but in august they named her as
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a suspect in a grenade attack. al-shabab has denied her involvement. though her links to al-shabab are well-known. >> she will not be acting alone. it's matter of the intelligence sources to find out who is traveling between the two countries. >> reporter: for london's somali community, al-shabab recruitment of young people within the uk is a big problem. >> if you are trying to wage war against the west, and you are getting the voice -- the sons and daughters to come and join them, i think it's the start of [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: it says the red alerts means kenyan has activated a global trip wire. 190 countries around the world will now be on the look out for her. iraq is experiencing some of
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its worst violence in several years. several people were killed in an attack in and around the capitol of bagdad. no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. more than 4,000 people have been killed in the last few months. a jury is deliberating over whether michael jackson's tour directors needs to pay his family money. they are asking for $85 million for each of jackson's kids, and another $35 million for his mother katherine. they said they were incompetent and hired a, quote, incompetent doctor. i'm dave warren, we are looking at a big storm out-west, that is bringing down colder air and that is changing some of the
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rain to snow. pink is a mix of rain and snow. this is not a big storm, not a lot of rain or snow in one area, but a hint of things to come here, that cold air is making its way south. there is the rain mixed with the snow. as far as advisories there are a few issued in wyoming, a winter weather advisory. there is also winter storm warnings in effect, and goes farther south into california and utah there. with winter weather advisories. now there is a little plus side to this. on the east we're getting warm air moving up, so big contrast in temperatures, good 20 degree temperatu temperatu temperature difference. >> dave, thank you. saving up for a new home,
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nearly one-third of americans are unlikely to qualify for a mortgage. 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. >> obama administration officials said they need to enrol 2.7 u.s. redents between the ages of 18 and 35 in exchange plans to balance risks and hold down costs. will they enrol come 1 october -
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should they pay the face. >> joining me now is jen mishory, deputy director of young invincibles, she's in washington d.c. and yevgeniy feyman, a research assistant at the manhattan institute. thank you for being with us. i want to start with you yevgeniy feyman. the young people are crucial to the success of obamacare. >> absolutely. they'll balance out the risk pool, they'll keep premiums that need the insurance, and the administration is reaching out to them. >> jen, the young invincibles are in the 18-34 group.
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an odd revelation in detroit's bankruptcy, one of the reasons the city may be forced to cut city worker pensions is because some of them have been overcompensated for years. the city is now investigating the pension system for fraud after, quote, disconcerting administrative protocols were discovered. this according to an report
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issued by the auditor. it is estimated it cost the struggling city billions, billions of dollars. ♪ a lot of us are having a difficult time reaching the american dream. nearly one-third of people may never qualify for a home mortgage. that is according to zillo. we can talk about that now. ali what is knocking people out of the market? >> you don't need to be so negative. they may one day qualify. the problem is the credit score. sure they look at your credit report, but if you don't have a credit score above 620, generally speaking you cannot get a mortgage. 28.4% of people who asked for a quote on a mortgage wouldn't
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qualify because their credit score is 620 or lower. that's the issue. it's 28.4% of people in the market to buy a home. and by the time you have gotten to the decision to go ask for a quote, you assume you will be qualified for a mortgage. >> yeah. what is this -- the tightening lending standards? >> in 2006 -- at the height of the housing market, about 69.2% of americans owned homes. we're down to 65%. part of that is foreclosures and people who had to give short sales or had to get out of their homes, but part of it is because it's harder to get a home. i have been asking people on twitter, do you think it's bad for the economy that it's harder to get a mortgage, and a lot are
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saying, no, maybe that's the way it should be. >> so you will be talking about this in greater detail. what religious you looking at? >> of course obamacare. as we come up this october 1st move into obamacare in high gear, we'll answer a lot of questions about it. there were changes to medicaid as a result of obamacare, but the supreme court got involved on that. >> terrific. it's a great program. "real money," ali velshi at the top of the hour. ross is here with your sports headlines. it's good-bye to bud, huh? >> yes, bud selig will retire after the 2013 season. under his watch the league skyrocketed into a $9 billion, and he also implemented the
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wild-card system, intertier play, and revenue system. on the field, they are getting their boogie on in mo town. detroit clenched their third crown yesterday after beating minnesota. as for the new york yankeeses they can start booking their vacation plans, because they got eliminated last night from the playoffs. and tonight's home finale would be the last time that yankees fans see robinson cano in pinstripes. he wants $305 million over ten years. that is tony harris kind of money. >> my voice would crack if i tried to ask for that. >> exactly. >> ross appreciate it. syrian rebels are breaking ties with one another.
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and the affordable care act kicks in just five days but millions of americans may not be able to afford it.
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welcome back to al jazeera.
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i'm to enknown new york. here is look at your headlines. the permanent members of the un security council, reached a deal to get rid of syria's chemical weapon stockpiles. the european union and iran have agreed to hold more talks on iran's nuclear program next month in geneva. there may be some light at the ebb of the tunnel to avoid a government shutdown. in order to raise the nation's debt limit, house republicans may add a delay in implementing parts of the health care law. interpol has issued an international alert for the woman known as the white widow. her sale name is samantha lufwaits. and we are following mayor
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developments at the united nationed on both iran and syria. john terrett is at the united nations. and let me just toss it to you. >> thank you, tony. this is certainly turning out to be quite a week, because today there was the highest level meeting between anyone in the u.s. administration, and anyone from an iranian government since 1979. but it happened today. it was a meeting of the five permanent members plus germany. germany is always involved because they have very strong trading links to iran. so that's why we call it the p-5 plus 1. the europeans call it 3 plus 3.
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there was a television camera in there, so we caught the moments when the iran foreign minister walked in for the first time. and it must have gone quite well, because there will be another meeting scheduled for the 15th and 16th of october, at which there will be substantive talks about iran's your uranium enrichment program. it is said that iran is welcome to bring to that table the current proposals put forward, or it can bring its own proposals about how to work things out. a few moments ago we heard from john kerry who had this to say. >> needless to say one meeting and a change in tone, which was welcome, doesn't answer those
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questions yet, and there's a lot of work to be done, so we will engage in that work, obviously, and we hope very, very much, all of us, that we can get concrete results that will answer the outstanding questions regarding the program. >> reporter: and he didn't say much else than that. and if you know john kerry, then you know, i think the reason for that is they want to keep all of the discussion now for geneva. so i don't think we'll hear much more until it happens in less than month from now, tony, october 15th and 16th. >> john the permanent members of the un security council agreed on -- is this a draft resolution or the resolution regarding syria's chemical weapon? >> remember the agreement in
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geneva a couple of weeks ago between the americans and russians. that was a framework agreement. very important. however, for it to happen in the international world, legally, it needs to be turned into a security council resolution. and now they are about to table a security council resolution that will get rid of syria's chemical weapons. and the basic document, we are told is very diminutive compared to the final one. there could be further action taken if syria doesn't abide by the agreements.
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so once again we turn to john kerry, and they are going to have a meeting tonight here at the united nations of all 15 security council members of which this document will be displayed for the first time, this is an indication of how close to the wire they always cut these things. john kerry is going to say, it's all in the language, those key words make such a difference, the dotting of the is and crossing of the ts if you would like. take a listen. >> prior to this meeting i was pleased to have at meeting with foreign minister sergey lavrov, and we did reach agreement with respect to the resolution. we're now doing the final work on pulling that language together. >> reporter: so tony, don't hold me to it, but i think there probably won't be a vote this evening. there might be, but we think
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there will be a vote tomorrow, friday. >> john, appreciate it. busy, busy day -- busy week so far. joining us live from the university of chicago is a professor there and expert in international affairs. good to talk to you. how significant in your mind is the news that there is an agreement on a resolution within the security council, removing and ultimately removing syria's chemical weapons. >> it's a critical next step. any agreement that is agreed to is something that should make news. but we should see this as a critical step in a process. and the main process is a process of cooperation that is avoiding military strikes, and what you -- you're seeing is a further step in that direction.
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it is clear that the obama administration wants to avoid military strikes and so does russia. so if that is true, we shouldn't be surprised that they will reach an agreement. there is a large quantity of chms that need to be destroyed, and chemical weapons are also pretty easy to make and replace, so you don't want to get carried away with the steps, oh, yes, we're about to say, end the syrian war. >> professor you took me to my next question. what are the chances in your mind that the progress that is being made here, and this is significant. we have watched this for two and a half years now, difficulty on getting a resolution, that an agreement on a resolution on syria's chemical weapons could lead to meaningful talks on
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ending the entire conflict? >> i think it's helpful to put in context. civil wars in general go about eight and a half years on average. this civil war is much worse and much larger than the average civil. so the war itself is continuing, in fact the syrian rebels are now trying to come to grips with the fact that the obama administration has essentially walked out on them. they promised if this red line was crossed, military action would occur, and now you're seeing a handful of rebel groups backing away towards the al-qaeda group. this doesn't mean we're getting closer to annen of the civil war, if anything it just means it is going to change its complexion. >> how worrying is that
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development? the fact that we have got this fracturing now? >> well, it's worrying, not in the sense that al-qaeda is about to seize control of all of syria. it's worrying in the sense that the fracturing we're seeing inside of syria is likely to get worse. syria has 23 million people or so. in the western corridor, only about 30% of those people are mobilized, and what could be happening is greater intensity of mobilization, as side by side the international community is talking peace, people on the ground could be becoming ever-more conflict bound. this would not be a strange outcome, and the fact that these groups have moved away from a body that was essentially western backed, to one that is al-qaeda back tells us they are
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fighting for their lives and will continue to fight for their lives. >> always a pleasure to talk to you. thank you for your time. president obama's health care reform also includes for an expansion of medicaid. 22 states have opted out of that expansion, including texas. heidi zhou-castro has the story. >> reporter: paula philips is a cancer survivor living in poverty. at 60 she's uninsured, making less than $10,000 a year, and getting by doing odd jobs. >> i try not to think a whole lot about in the far future. >> reporter: she sacrifices air conditioning and sometimes meals
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to pay for doctor's visits. she is doing her best to ward off uterine cancer that has been in remission for ten years. >> if it was to return, or if i would develop another type of cancer, i would just have to let it take me out. >> reporter: the affordable care act sought to help people under the poverty line by having states expand their medicaid lines, but the supreme court said states could ignore the mandate. >> the medicaid program is broken. it is already costing states tremendouses amounts of money. >> reporter: governor perry is instead asking for a no-strings attached grant to reform medicaid as texas sees fit. the situation has forced some communities to become pro active. >> our goal is not to wait for the federal government but to
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invest in local solutions. >> reporter: voters in travis county approved using revenue from property taxes to run clinics for people who are low-income and uninsured. but patients must live within the tax district, people from rural counties like paula philips are left to fend for themselves. >> i'm 60 years old. so i'm just kind of in that gap. >> reporter: paula knows she'll need to take it until her 65th birthday. that's when medicare kicks in. until then, she says she'll just have to keep putting one foot in front of another. when the affordable care act kicks in, millions of americans will be able to enrole for health care coverage. in california that means 5 million people will be able to
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purchase health insurance for the first time. but can they afore it? >> reporter: at this clinic in los angeles, carman is seeing a doctor for a rash. she doesn't know how the affordable care act will impact her monthly costs. >> i have not been told anything about my premiums. i don't even know what it is. >> reporter: she isn't alone. it is complex and multi-layered. in california the price of premiums will depend on where you live, your age, and the size of your family, but on average premiums will be lower than expected. >> the rates that came out from the exchange they vary by geography, but most geographies, if you hold the essential health benefits constant, we have seen a reduction in the premium. >> reporter: that's the short
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answer, the issue of how much will it cost me depends on a number of factors. if you are health insurance from your employer, your coverage will most likely stay the same. if you are uninsured or self-insured you'll purchase insurance from the state-run exchange. >> there are about 5.3 million people who are insured or uninsured but most definitely would benefit from enrolling in cover california. about 2.6 million will be eligible for what is called premium assistance, or assistance from the federal government. >> reporter: federal subsidies may kick when a person makes less than $46,000 a year, or $94,000 a year for a family of four. and the cost of premiums also varies. a single person can expect to pay between 200 and $300 a month under the bronze plan. but will have higher out of
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pocket costs. while a platinum plan will cost anywhere from over $300 to a little more than $400 a month with no deductible. for the system to work it is vital that enough healthy young people buy into the exchange. >> what we expect to see is young people will be buying in at low premium, high deductible level, but still that's key for the system to work so that older people will not see their premiums go up. >> reporter: president of blue shield of california, one of 12 insurance companies offering benefits on the exchange, say bottom line it is a good thing for californians. >> for the first time ever, people will have access to subsidies from the federal government to help make
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insurance more affordable. >> reporter: that's exactly the prescription californians like carman are hoping for. a convicted rapist walked free today from a montana prison. the judge who handed the case made headlines and evoked public outrage when he sentenced the rapist to a month behind bars. state prosecutors are seeking to appeal the sentence for a longer one. investigators arrested two colorado farmers today. they are charged with the outbreak that killed 33 people. they failed to properly clean the fruit that carried the germ.
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they pleaded not guilty and were released on bond, it was the most lethal outbreak in decades. a treasure trove of jewels lost decades ago, found on a mountain. and a baseball institution is calling it quits.
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a mixed legacy for the man who is retiring as the commissioner of baseball, huh? >> some people are like, thumbs up or thumbs down. >> bud selig has talked about retirement for years, but today
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he made it official. the 79-year-old became the acting commissioner 1992. he took over on paper innocent basis in '98. they watched the league skyrocket into a $9 billion system. and for his efforts the commissioner gets paid a reported $22 million a year, but there were also some back marks. work stoppage in 1994, the cancellation of world series, and the steroid scandal. the yankees are playing aloha to the playoffs and mariano rivera. they got eliminated from the playoffs last night. and tonight the greatest closer of all time will make his final appearance. the season finale in houston against the astros this weekend,
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girardi says he is absolutely considering playing rivera in center field. all right in the nfl, ever heard of mike glennen? yeah, me neither. the kid was named starting quarterback for the tampa bay buccaneers. he has struggled big time. and he makes a lot of money. so what are the bucs going to do with freeman? >> they would love to trade him and get him out of there, but he is in the last year of his contract. he has $6.44 million to pay him this year, so it is going to be awfully hard for them to find a trade. the only thing they can hope is
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maybe somebody loses a quarterback and is looking for a veteran to come in. the big question is whether they cut him or keep him on the roster. because he could be a problem in the locker room. so that will be interesting to watch. >> and there is a buy week coming up. the 49ers are off to a disappointing start, what is the head coach's biggest concern right now? >> oh, those story lines in san francisco, we have the first crisis of the jim harbaugh era. they have a lot of problems, as you said. we are talking about alden smith being in rehab. and they are going to go with the rotation on the defense. and obviously kaepernick remains a problem.
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he just hasn't gotten it done. they have almost as many turnovers as touchdowns. we'll see what happens this week. >> you are joining us right now from the cowboy's practice facility. anthony spencer on the season-ending injured reserve list. how will spencer's absence effect the overall team performance. >> well he has is going to have to have surgery, and he was their defensive mvp last season. they are going to have to obviously play without him. but the defensive line coach has worked miracles with this
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defensive line. he took a guy off of the streets. signed here july 25th. to replace spencer they thought in camp only, but he has gotten it done. they are going to count on george to get this thing done in spencer's place. >> and the dolphins one of the biggest surprises to start this season. but on paper nothing really jumps off of the page on why they have been successful. >> you are exactly right. they can't run the ball and they can't stop the run. but they have been a fourth quarter team. ryan has gotten it done. he is the third-rated passer in the fourth quarter. they have gotten it done and played their best at crunch time. >> ross thank you. a rather dazzling discovery was found in the french alps.
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a box with about $332,000 worth of jewelry while he was climbing. and the treasure trove was actually from an air india plane that crashed on a mountain in 1956. he handed over the discovery to local authorities. snow in the pacific northwest. we'll have more on that coming up.
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♪ i'm dave warren, we're looking at a big storm out-west, and it is bringing in cold air, and you are starting to see snow out in the pacific northwest there. storms in canada and across the
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middle section of the country. now here is warm air coming up ahead of it. big temperature changes between west and east. and there is some snow on the ground, not the roadways, but the snow is coming down, one of the many cameras out there picking up that snow. big temperature changes between north and south dakota, and east. warming up ahead of it, the front will move its way from west to east. as the front moves through, it will bring rain with it. it is slow to move through, so the next two days in minneapolis, temperatures pretty warm and rain in the area, but look at hot it drops. 60s and back into the 70s with sunshine over the next few days. temperatures will slowly climb before the rain moves in this weekend. ♪
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