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resolution that had been under discussion since the g-20 in st. petersburg. the president reported progress and a full security council meeting later this evening where that is expected to be ratified, finally, the message and there are a couple of messages here, the first one for house republicans if you want to know what you're up against, look at the president of the united states conducting worldwide diplomacy at the highest levels, talking about issues of life and death, iran's nuclear program, syria's chemical program and here you guys are, house republicans, messing around with the countries faith and credit and in his words, knock it off. the president really got into it there, speaking plainly to house republicans. tony, this is a story, potential government shutdown, default of solid democratic unit in the face of republican disarray. there really is no path forward at this point. john boehner is going to have a very tough weekend as republican speaker of the house trying to
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figure out how he's going to get his troops onboard, muster some kind of unit without having to go oh democrats. that may be a mortal blow for his speakership. a lot on the line for the country and the president putting a fine point on it. >> mike, let's do this for everyone watching us, top of the hour here, this is aljazeera america. we just heard the president and mike, i think you're absolutely right, stunning news, but keeping a focus where you are now on capitol hill, walk us through the day so far, so the senate has passed a bill, talked to us about what it does and doesn't do. >> after a lot of loud notices, conversations, 21 hours, of course, we're very well aware of senator cruz's quasi filibuster.
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in the end, the senate decided to speed things up, a straight party line vote, tony, when it really counted, when 54-44 to strip that defunding of the plan.
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>> there are conservatives who want to take that away from behind the scenes. there are push back from members of this staff about that as well. there is also talk of another rider repealing a medical device attack of 2.3% that is pretty much reviled across the aisle, and so house republicans are trying to take one more stab at this and send it over to the senate. obviously they're running out of time. the senate in all likely a lot is going to strip out this controversial provision, send it back to the house of representatives, and it looks as though, tony, at this point i talked to a couple of senators, a couple of members of congress and any number of staff in the halls today. it looks like we're heading to some sort of shutdown. whether a short term shut down of the day or so remains to be seen. the block is ticking and there is no obvious way for john baner to go other than to roll over his conservatives. that's not likely to happen at this stage of the game.
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>> mike, good talking to you. we'll be back later in this hour for a recap on all of this. on no, sion to syria's chemical. it ahere'it appears there is a n that would require syria to get rid of its stock pile. we're joined at the united nations with more on its developments. john, look, the president sounds very optimistic about this particular di diplomatic course. give us a timeline of what we can expect in the next few hours. >> reporter: as well as he might be optimistic. the international community has done this deal. we have a read out of what will be the statement of the organize of the hague in holland.
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they've sent their communique through, it's safe to say that this is going ahead, and the vote this evening at 8:00 is going to pass. i suppose t you have to put in a caveat that says perhaps it might not happen, but they think that the security council resolution is potentially a huge victory for the world. he raised legitimate concerns about two things. one over how you actually are going to get into syria, and get those chems out when there is a twtwo-year civil war still ragi, and will bashar al-assad live up to his promises and do everything that he has said he will do to facilitate getting the weapons out. it was long sought in the international community.
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he said it was hopeful and stressed he was always, always in favor of a diplomatic solution, but that he thought that we were at this point because the united states has been able to use the threat of force. so that deals with syria. would you like me to move onto the other bombshell that he drop there had? >> absolutely. >> reporter: tony, we were joking on monday, we were laughing really, about how we thought this might be a newsy week at the u.n. general assembly, and then it might not be. boy were we wrong because its turned out to be an extraordinary week. now on friday afternoon here is the president of the united states dropping his latest nugget which is to say that he has spoken on the telephone with iranian president hassan rouhani. today they spoke on the telephone, that's huge. that's the first time that the pro presidenttwo presidents have
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1979. he said t hassan rouhani spoken that the felt that the atmosphere in the u.s. and iran was quite different than in the past, and it could pave the way for better relations, and vis-a-vis, the nuclear issue in a short time frame. the reasons why the iranians are doing it is because of crippling sanctions led by the u.s. it's really hurting their economy. unemployment is up. exchange rate is down. they can't get parts to repair their aging boeing aircraft, and the iranians want those eased or lifted and the united states in return wants a myriad of things that they want sorted out in the middle east, and iran can help them. but the west is still skeptical. they're looking for actions rather than words. and all the focus now will be
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opt 15th and 16th in that conference in geneva. >> so much news, so much to report. john, appreciate it. the u.n. security council debate on syria. comes as the violence in that country is worsening. 30 people died today in a car bomb in d damascus and in additn to violence, a looming hunger crisis continues. let me phrase it this way. what impact will the deal that's being discussed and the resolution, essentially the done deal on syria's chemical stock piles. what impact will that have on people's lives on the ground inside syria?
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>> well, tony, despite all of the optimism and the happier remarks in the hallways of the united nations, the people on the ground in syria do not necessarily share that sentiment. they're aware that this is a long arduous prospect of ridding syria of its chemical weapons arguebly in june of next year assuming that everything goes on track. it's a difficult thing to achieve in an ordinary situation let alone in a situation where there is a raging civil war. this does not address the fighting. this brings me to my second point. this is a very specific deal overwhelm weapons. it does not address the issues of conventional weapons which has been the primary cause, the primary tool of killing hundreds of thousands of syrians that we've seen killed over the past of past two years.
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they're also aware that this is a very specific issue rather than an overamping political strategy or cease-fire which is something that is really needed to address the problems on the ground. >> all of this is coming as an aid organization is warning of a worsening humanitarian crisis insided syria. i made mention of it in the lead to the toss to you. what are some of the struggles that syrians are facing right now? >> indeed. this is one of the biggest aspects. the ongoing humanitarian crisis. humanitarian and relief agencies saying that they should perhaps ride that wave of good will and not just exert pressure on president bashar al-assad on the chemical deals, but push for
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humanitarian access. heartbreaking numbers we're hearing from relief agency that is more than 4 million syrians, half of them children, are suffering with basically no access or suffering to have food. essentially 4 million people on the brink of starvation, concerns that we're going to be seeing mass starvation across the country. that four million figure is just under a quarter of the population of the country which begs the question, what is the international community doing to help the basically alleviate the humanitarian crisis. what relief agencies are saying pouring in more money is not enough. we've seen the united states, the united kingdom, pledge more money, that's not enough. what is needed is a push to allow humanitarian access to, allow food and medicine to get in, and to allow aid agency toss go in and help those syrians that are in desperate need for actual help.
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>> that sounds like a no-fly zone to create humanitarian corridor. that's what it sounds like to me. good to talk to you. thank you. and going to ba to beirut. we have an activist against the regime, and thank you both for being here. let me start with you. just quantify for us how big, how massive the the crisis is outside of the country.
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>> there are 2 million registered refugees in the country, and there are many more who are internally displaced in syria itself. i'm here in beirut where 760,000 registered refugee, and of course not everyone who has fled the country has registered as a refugee. the real figures are much, much higher than that to give you an idea of what a million refugee means. this is a country of only 4 million people. so all of the neighboring countries are burgeoning under this massive sort of influx of people and where two and a half years into a conflict that looks like it's going to be a very, very long crisis. >> yes, you're absolutely right about that. ibrahim on the line with us on the line. ibrahim, can you tell us about life there in idlib right now?
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>> the situation here is very bad. we have a problem. ththere is no food. no water. no electricity. no communication, no school for the children. on top of all that, we have the world transform day by day. this is the situation now. >> back to you, is there any hope to be found in the refugee camps? do people there think they'll see an end to this conflict any time soon?
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>> initially people were hopeful. maybe a few months. maybe a few months, maybe next year, now people are talking about years. >> receiving refugees from the iraqi war, the lebanese war and refugees who have arrived in various waves. it's a very sad statement that this country that used to receive refugee. some of them refer to their country as the new iraq or the new lebanon, the latest multi sectarian, multi ethnic state, which is unraveling and tearing itself internally.
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>> i'm surous what you hear from those people in the camps. and then i'm curious to your thoughts as a journalist. to place syria's weapons under international control. do people believe there is a possibility that any deal in the aftermath of the august 21 chemical weapons attack could lead to some kind of an agreement or an meaningful discussion of a peace fire to the country itself? >> this is not the first time that the assad regime has signed on to some international deal i'm thinking of arab league
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proposals in the past. and it's used to suggest that it is being cooperative. all the meanwhile they're talking about this chemical weapons deal but the killing by conventional means remains unabated. there is no humanitarian aid at all. there are reports human rights talking about starvation, talking about a blockade in the area, and that's human rights organizations, aid organizations can't get in to provide food and medicine and water. there is a fast disconnect of what is happening on the ground.
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if everything goes to plan, perhaps it can be dealt with in nine months. that's the best case scenario. that's not taking into account this bloody civil war that conditions unabated. nine months is a long time to spent in a tent. >> appreciate it. good to see you again. rania abouzeid who covered the refugee camps, and on the line, still inside the country in idlib province. a dire warning from the top climate scientists in the world. the planet is in trouble and humans are to blamement. and controversial comments from barilla's ceo and a boycott.
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>> a new report said global warn something real and extremely likely that humans are to blame for it. water is drying up and ice is melting in the arctic and scientists say they're 95% sure people are causing it and warn if nothing is done about it there will be dramatic consequences. let's go to daniel in northern canada. daniel? >> what we've been hearing up here in the arctic, the sea ice is melting at an exhilarating rate. we did find out interestingly enough there is some potential benefit to the changing climate up here. >> still ice free warming waters.
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a great first catch for peter on his neutralle new troller's mai. now longer ice-free season is helping build a commercial fishery where once people fished only for food. >> we went out to test our lines, and test new fishing grounds, and i'm glad to say that wit with did catch quite at in a small amount of time. >> new machines at the processing plan prepare fish for expert to east asia. the fishing boat catching more fish mean dozens of jobs in a place where most are unemployed or work for the government. >> it falls into a traditional lifestyle, so if people are able
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to use skills that they had, and apply them to a job, that is something that would probably be of more long term benefits. >> projects like this harbor shows the authorities here are taking the prospect of commercial fishing seriously. but there are those who warn looking for opportunity in what is essentially a global climate crisis might be premature. >> commercial fish something halted. >> when you don't understand a place, you study it before you begin exploiting it. that's what we should do. >> reporter: but canada has been cutting funding for arctic research, and many of those who live in this harsh environment
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want to seize whatever opportunities arise from climate change even as they confront it's challenges. interestingly what happened this week as this report was coming in, a danish ship made a passage through the ice free areas, the first time a commercial ship has done it, ironically it was carrying coal. >> daniel in northern canada. appreciate it. thank you. while the climate change report calls for changes in sea levels in the future, beach erosion is a problem today. several recent storms have washed away sand and creating different coast lines. we have more now about palm beach, florida, natasha. >> reporter: tony, there are beaches across the state of florida that are considered
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critical. when you look at how it represents billions of dollars in tourism and property taxes officials are keen to address it. this is how much of the beach has been restored. this is how the perfect storm of 1991-pounded palm beach and turned the road into white wat water. the process is bringing sand from the ocean floor and receding it where the sand is receding. and they've formed a line of defense against the waves. these photos show what the beach looked like prior to beach renourishment. since palm beach began it's program in 1995, this is what the same peach looks like. the total cost, $50 million. >> we have a healthy do you know
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system and a nice wide beach which has helped provide protection to the roadway and provide beach for the residents. >> reporter: here on saratoga on the other side of the beach, they say their towns have been using mother nature to help mother nature for 30 years by renourishing their beaches. you can see how the beach has expanded over the decade. >> in the situation where we're facing climate change predictions at elevated sea levels we're in for the long haul. >> reporter: requiring the rebuilding of homes and roads and people we spoke with are still very worried their beaches won't stand the test of time or the element. >> we need to get with it and get moving quickly and adopt some sort of definitive plan as
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opposed to just a wait and see. >> reporter: now palm beach town has started a pilot. five towns will work together along with environmentalists to help smooth the regulatory process. officials hope this can improve their approach to fighting the never ending ebb of sand. >> the benefit is all the projects can be looked at as having an influence on an entire coastal system. they're working together and in concert with one another. >> reporter: ultimately the hope is the pilot in palm beach county with be duplicated. >> what is being done to minimize the environmental impact? >> tony, one of the things
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they've seen throughout the year they can redesign how they distribute and where they dredge the sand so it doesn't affect these precious coral reefs. they've constructed artificial ones. >> natasha, great to see you from palm beach, florida. ahead, missing in action. will the group needed to make president obama's healthcare plan work even show up? on august 20th,
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>> welcome back, everyone, i'm tony harris back in new york. these are some of the stories we're following at this hour. president obama has a warning for congress, don't shut the government down. the president spoke after they stripped to defund the healthcare act. the u.n. security council is expected to vote on a resolution governing syria's chemical weapons as early as this evening. president obama said the potential resolution is, quote a huge victory for the international community. a panel of scientists from around the world unveiled it's latest assessment of climate research today. they say they're extremely confident that people are the dominant cause of global warming, and that greenhouse emissions continue to rise. three days from now americans will be able to buy health insurance under the affordable care act other obamacare, but
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the group is among the least likely to get insured. the millennial generation. people in their 20s and 30s are critical to the healthcare law's success. jonathan betz has more. >> reporter: stacey is all about healthy living. she works out daily. but not part of that healthy life. medical insurance. >> i don't need healthcare. >> she's starting a new business, a fitness hea fitness. >> i can't comprehend working for 35 hours a week where i'm bringing in after taxes $250 a week just so i can have health insurance that i might need once that year? >> reporter: it's people like her the affordable care act wants most. it needs 2.7. million of the 17 million
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uninsured millennials to sign up. enrolling young adult who is rarely need insurance is needed to cover the cost of older americans. otherwise premiums will soar. >> if we don't get a lot of young people to sign up this bill becomes much more expensive than the president thought it would be, and he losse loses a y key talking point, the selling point of this bill. >> the government says it will punish those who don't join, charging $95 in additional taxes and yet hash prefers the fine. he feels it's cheaper than insurance although the final costs are not set. >> there are many taxes and it seems like another one on top of everything else. >> reporter: to change minds the government has urged campaigns to urge young americans to enroll. it offers tax credits to help
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thethem. >> it's a tough position for the obama administration to be in because they don't want people choosing penalty because this is cheaper. >> this is a decision that a 30-year-old is now weighing. she's uninsured after quitting her full-time job three years ago. >> i'll look into it to see if the plan makes sense for me life. but i don't need to go to the doctor that often. >> it's not going to work for me. >> you have no interest in it? >> no, absolutely positively no. >> she'll risk the fine unwilling to buy something she feels she'll rarely use. >> the bankrupt city of detroit is about to get a shot in the arm. the move after a meeting between obama administration and local officials. we're joined by bisi, and where
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is this coming from? >> i can tell you aid is headi d here to the city of detroit. where is it coming from? federal sources, state sources as well as private sources helping to improve safety here. for example, there will be more police officers and firefighters hired. another area that it will go towards improving transportation and ridding the city of blight. now this meeting happened this morning. it lasted three hours here on the campus of wayne state university. those in attendance, quite a few local and state leaders here. they have a shared feeling of
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optimism. >> we only have one goal. that is to have all of detroit working together for one detroit with the obama administration as a key partner helping at every step along the way to help support the priorities of people of detroit. >> today is a good day in detroit, michigan, and the united states. it was great today to see excited and impassionate people to talk about how we can revitalize and grow detroit. that's what this needs to be all about. a growing detroit. >> we in detroit can't fix all of our problems alone. so giving the federal government, the state government, the business communities, everybody coming together to make sure the resources that we bring to the table to get the end result that we like to have, and that's
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fixing detroit. >> and it's important to know that the white house stress this is not a bailout. they're simply trying to help the city of detroit in this situation. one thing that was very interesting during their address during the media, there was not any mention of the two big "b"s, one the bankruptcy back in july, and the billions of dollars in didn't the city faces. while there was optimism about this venture, people understand that it's not enough to fix detroit's financial crisis. >> it's a deep hole. bisi onile-ere, we appreciate it. in detroit. a judge ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to get married. since the federal government recognizing same-sex marriage, not doing so in new jersey would
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be against the constitution. right now same-sex couples in new jersey can enter into civil unions. the pilot of an united airlines flight died in mid flight. the plane made an emergency landing in boise, idaho, after the pilot fell ill. the pilot died at the hospital. another pilot flew the plane to its final destination of seattle. the passengers said that the everyone was calm and professional and no one panicked. the ceo of barilla's pasta company apologized for saying that it would not feature gay couples in its ad. he said his idea of a family is a, quote, classic family, where women have a fundamental role where gays and lesbians can, quote, eat another pasta.
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he now has said i have the you hautmost respect for gay people and everyone's right to express themselves. i've also said and i would like to reiterate that i respect gay marriages in its advertising barilla represents the family because it's what welcomes everyone. >> well americans are opening their wallets more and more of those wallets are a bit fatter as well. the commerce department reported consumer spending jumped in august and revised july's number higher. august's increase was one of the biggest this year. in the meantime personal income also got a boost rising the most in six months. ben bernanke and other federal reserve officials may wait until next year before they pull back
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on their monetary stimulus. that's according to charles evans who said the economy may not be strong enough before then. last week the fed surprised the public by not withdrawing it's bond buying program because of concerns of recovery. jc penny is getting a an infusion of money. it will raise a billion dollars in a stock sale. it will have $200 million less than it estimated last month. that is a concern for investors. jc penny shares plunged and lost a third of their value this week on fears the firm could be facing a cash crisis. in sports, not a dry eye at yankee stadium last night. ross will explain why in just a bit.
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faultlines investigates the epidemic of overcrowding in women's prisons. >> the system is setup to do exactly what it's doing - to break people and to keep them broken.
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>> we want to get back to our discussion on the healthcare affordable healthcare act. and earlier in the program we were talking about the young millennial, the young invisibl invisibles. they can get health insurance cheaply right now. what is in it for them to get help here through the affordable care act and the healthcare exchanges? >> it's one of the great unknowns. the prices will go up for many of them even as they come down for older people who are more likely to be sick. the bottom line is that if many of them don't enroll it's probably one of the greatest
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threats to the centerpiece of the law. >> how serious of a problem would that be to the law? what would it mean to the viability of the law and the ability to bend the cost curve? >> much broader exchanges in how insurance is priced they can't exclude six people or charge older people much more. that means you need a lot of young people who don't use many health services, who don't show up at the doctor's office or er to balance the cost of older people. if they're not paying in you have adverse selection, and it means prices go up. quickly. >> so how expensive--i know there are cost variations in all of these plans, generally speaking how expensive is it for young people to get a basic plan, and what is the penalty if they don't?
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>> right now young people can get a weak plan in most states for $100. it's a $10,000 deduction. under the law those plans won't exist. the plans will be better, and of course they'll be much more expensive. we went out to portland, oregon, to talk to young people about this issue. they were able to buy plans in the neighborhood of $150 a month going into their mid 20s. nationally for folks who are earning $13 an hour at a bike or coffee bar, that struck them as a lot of money. >> i've got one more question for you. what are some of the problems that you're finding that might impact the rollout of the exchanges next week?
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>> sure there, is a broad rush in washington and around the country. people can start signing up october 1st but they have until the end of march. not many people are going to start buying people they can't use until january anyway, right now it's not clear that they'll have the technological backbone of these insurance exchanges in place when they go live next week. >> the healthcare reporter for the wall street journal. the streets of chicago have seen more than 1600 shootings this year alone. now the city is trying to stop that violent and growing trend with a weekend summit focusing on gang violence. >> the murder rate on the cowboy mindset. >> it's the same mindset of the
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wild, wild west but the horses are replaced with the cars. you and me are in a club. i bump you. and then instead of us resolving the issue positively, we resolve the issue negatively. so now you bump me. i can't let you get away with bumping me. i'm going to come back and kill you. >> reporter: the police have thinned out the city's gangs targeting arrests on gang leaders. now hundreds of small groups and no discipline. >> you have a tough guy on every other block. that's why the cowboy mentality is serious. one guy could say, look, shut it all down. but it's impossible to shut down republican gates. >> reporter: last year more than 500 people were killed in the windy city. most of them gunned down in neighborhoods like this. contrary to public opinion, most of them were not gang related. >> now there is no structure. all the kids are basically the
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wild while west for reel. >> reporter: on the lawless urban frontier violence is mere sport. >> the whole purpose is to find a victim, victimize them, and go celebrate. celebrate with wine, beer, marijuana, they talk about it. >> that's entertainment. >> that's entertainment. >> in chicago's poverty-starved ghettos. across the u. just one in three young black men have fathers at home. fewer do here. >> if you don't have sunlight and the water, what happens to the plant? it dies. that's what happened to us when we were coming up. our fathers left us. a part of us died. if i had my father there i wouldn't have went to jail six times. i wouldn't have joined a gang at
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11 years old. i wouldn't have been homeless. and i probably wouldn't be addicted. >> reporter: young black men need stronger role models, jobs, and a hope absent in the city's ghettos. they say a violent subculture that has been festering for decades could take decades to transform. al jazeera, chicago. >> ross here with the sports here. >> reporter: the 49ers, they got their mojo back. the haters were all over kaepernick and the 49ers. 49er nick wakaepernick was usins a motivation. he was showing us that he's still got it. tweets this. kaepernick.
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42 yards. three plays better, #kaepernicking. he threw the strike and in the happy place and two touchdowns on the night. 49ers defense getting their groove on. and whitner came up with the intersection, and they're back on track after battering the rams 35-11 to improve to 2 and 2 on the season. last night at yankee stadium, an instant classic. the greatest closer of all time in his final appearance at yankee stadium. >> no. 42, mariano riviera. >> after 19 seasons and five world series championship mariano riviera said good night. joe girardi, they let andy
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pettitte go out and remove mo from the game. he got a standing o and rightfully so. this is it for mo. he's retiring after the season. mariano said he doesn't remember much from last night, but he retired all four batters that he faced. our long time baseball insider joins us live from st. louis, and bob, where does that moment rank in yankees history or even baseball history? >> that was awesome. it really was. it's like when derek jeter got his 3'00"0. it was a home run. just a class act. i thought the tribute on sunday was awesome. but just mier the way they did that. it was perfect, kevin, pettit and jeter, it should have been posada, and maybe even williams aside him. >> robinson cano is about to
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become a free agent after the season. he wants years. will the yankees pay him or any other team pay him that kind of money? >> no, but it doesn't hurt to ask. he is not going to get it, and he's going to be hurt with the dodgers saying they're not interested. they said they're going to stop spending money like that. you could see detroit tigers, mets, i think he stays back with the yankees at around $200 million mark. >> it doesn't hurt to ask. in the american league you have three teams, the rays, indians, and rangers fighting for two wildcard spots. who is in and who is out? >> well, tampa bay is definitely in. we know that. it's just a question of cleveland and texas. cleveland beating up everybody on the cupcake schedule here and cleveland does not want to play texas in an one-game playoff.
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i think they'll lose that game. the angels will knock off texas in the wildcard hunt. i think cleveland sneaks into this thing, which is an amazing story in that city. >> yes, best time of the year, ball, october, who do you like coming out of each league? >> american league is tough. you can flip a coin between the detroit tigers, boston red sox and oakland a's. i'll stay with the red sox, and cabrera with that line up. don't under estimate boston. tough, tough teams. in the national league i best two teams are the los angeles dodgers and atlanta braves. it will be one of those two teams. i'll be shocked if it's not. >> bud selig called it official after the 2014 season. what is your impression, and who might succeed him? >> he's got everybody--everybody's best
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friend. he has befriended all the owners. everybody loves him and they don't want to see him go. i think they stick with the businessman in charge or his right hand man. if they go outside the logical choice is the ceo of the detroit tigers. >> thanks a lot, live from st. louis. he made a good point. closed mouths don't get fed. don't ask, we'll see what happened. >> just to form the word, i would like 300-- >> pretty complete imagine being nicknamed the mexican einstein. that's a tough name to live up to anyone, bus especiall, but ef you're an 11-year-old. >> meteorologist: we're looking at above average temperatures. we'll track it and show you
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where it's headed coming up. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko ç]
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>> while most 11-year-olds are
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thinking about middle school, luis has his eyes on harvard where he hopes to study quantum iitphysics. he is called the mexican einstein. >> i am 11 years old. i'm a genius child. my quake iq is 160. mathematics is my favorite thing in life. my dream is to go to harvard university, but if not there will be more possibilities. >> if you want to study medicine, study medicine. never give up your dream. i think all people in this world
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have a purpose in life. i will go any place, anywhere to make a big discovery. to the center of the earth. to another galaxy if necessary. yes, i see myself as strange, different from ordinary people. i'm different with a good reason, not a bad reason. >> i felt bad at first. but when i discovered i was a genius i regained hope. this is an ability to god has given me so therefore i have a mission in life. i think i have a mission in life. >> meteorologist: we'll look at these big storm out in the pacific northwest, really impacting the weather with cold air and snow plus much above average temperatures all with one storm that is now centered over wyoming, but really star
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starting to develop towards colorado. there is snow with the winter radar that picks up the rain and the snow, and we can see this with one of the cameras here in the state of wyoming, teton pass. there is know on the ground. really not covering the roadways but that gives an indication that the cold air that is moving south we see snow come down. we're also seeing temperatures climb. big temperature difference certainly affront there, and this will slowly begin to work its way west to east. there is the cold. there is the storm developing around wyoming, colorado, and slowly moving to the north. this warm air is in place. it will stay there because this storm is really slow to move through, but eventually it will bring rain and cooler temperatures to the bid west and northeast. right now it's developing with the spin there. the rain here could be severe thunderstorms in a few hours right over texas, oklahoma, and kansas. but over the next few hours all
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that rain slowly starts to move east. by 12:00 tomorrow here is the front going through the midwest, iowa, down through kansas, oklahoma. not quite yet to minneapolis or chicago but between saturday and sunday that does move through chicago and illinois. there is the cold air behind it and the warm air ahead of it. we're looking at showers and storms moving through the area, but by saturday it's rain coming down in minneapolis and then a dry day with storms possible on monday. the showers and storms will affect chicago. but during the day it's up to 82 degrees and showers and storms at night following a drop in temperatures. across the northeast temperatures will slowly climb here from the 70s now to the mid 70s with clouds increasing by the start of next week. that's a look at your national forecast. we'll have a look at the headlines coming up.
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>> welcome to al jazeera, america. i'm tony harris. here are the stories we're following this hour. president obama has a warning for congress, don't shut down the government. the president spoke after the senate passed the senate spending bill stripped of the provision to refund the healthcare. the u.n. security council is expected to vote on the resolution governing syria's weapons as early as this evening. president obama is, quote, says is a huge victory international community.

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