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>> this is al jazeera america, i'm tony harris in new york. these are the top stories we're following. >> our message to congress is this: do not shut down the government. do not shut down the economy. >> on the brink of a shutdown president obama urges republicans to stop grand sizing and pass a spending bill. and a climate sos while ice is melting in the arctic water, and beaches are losing sand. we look at two extremes with one fate. and new details with president obama's phone compan conversatih
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iran's president. >> with just over three days until a potential government shutdown. president obama has a blunt message for congress. don't shut down the government, and don't shut down the economy. >> there will be differences between democrats and republicans. we can have all kinds of conversations about how to resolve those differences. there will be areas where we can work together. there will be areas where we disagree, but do not threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven't gotten 100% of your. >> i the president spoke hours after the democratic led senate, although it does include to cut money from the affordable care act also known as the obamacare. the bill now heads to the
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republican-led house which is expected to be rejected. mike viqueira joins us with more from capitol hill, and it sounds like no one is willing to budge at this point. >> reporter: no, and the president gave house republicans a stern talking to. at times he sounded sarcastic, but he ret he reiterateed his bm line, d do not hold hostage the american economy. do not hold hostage the functioning of the federal government in order to cut it back or gut it. let's listen a little bit more to what the president had to say. >> our message to congress is this. do not shut down the government. do not shut down the economy. pass a budget on time, pay our bills on time in. >> reporter: it's all up to the house of representatives now. there are indications that they're not just going to throw it in and give up. they're going to attach more
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provisions. that's what we're hearing today. the nibble around obamacare around the edges. they're talking about a revision to appeal a medical device tax part of the new affordable care act. >> john baner is in a very tough spot. i had an opportunity to talk to
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ted cruz and confront him about some of the allegations we've been hearing. >> does that disarray among republicans. does that argue against what you are fighting for? >> well, i think it's unfortunate that the senate republicans were not united this time around. but i am encouraged, number one, the house republicans had been united. last week when house republicans voted they stood together to defund obamacare and i hope and believe that when the house takes this up again, house republicans will continue to stand together on the side of the american people. >> and its likely that house republicans will send this back to the senate one more time. but the senate is going to do exactly what they did stay, tony, with all likelihood they'll strip out any provisions with the so-called clean spending bill. send it back to the house and by that time it's a matter of old ticktock. the clock is going to be ticking. at this point it doesn't look optimistic to avoid a short-term
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government shutdown. >> my goodness, mike viqueira on capitol hill. thank you. president obama spoke with iran's president, hassan rouhani. it was the first time president obamas from the two countries spoke in decades. here's what mr. obama had to say afterwards? >> obama: just now he spoke on the phone with hassan rouhani, the president of iran. we discussed reaching an agreement over iran's nuclear program. i reiterated to president rouhani what i said in new york. while there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward, and success is by no means guaranteed, i believe we can reach a comprehensive inclusion. >> john terrett joins us from the united nations. the president spoke about iran and syria today. what is the next step forward for iran? >> reporter: let's start with that telephone call? who knew? there was no handshake on tuesday. but apparently what happened
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behind-the-scenes president rouhani spoke on the telephone before he left new york. that's exactly what happened today. i understand that the call lasted for about 15 minutes. president obama congratulated president rouhani on his election victory and i gather the bulk of the conversation was about the nuclear issue and both men discuss the need for what happens next to be meaningful transparent, and verifiable. there you have the read out of that television call and i should add on a slightly lighter note when he was on the aircraft preparing to leave the united states to go home to tehran, president rouhani tweeted to those of his 76,000 followers got a tweet from him on the aircraft. he's beining naughty because
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activitier is banned in his country. we have to leave these issues to one side. we're talking about historic warming of relations between two countries that have been stormy for several years. what happens next is geneva, october 15th and 16th, and there there will be substantive talks about iran's nuclear issue, and the iranians are being invited to bring their own fresh proposals if they would like to do that or rely on the proposals already put forward by the p-5 members of the security council, the permanent five, and germany. >> so john, on syria now, what do we know about the security council vote tonight on the syrian resolution? >> reporter: it is a little bit up in the air. i don't want to make too much of this, but you remember i told
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you that it was passed around the security council last night and it spent the bulk of the day in the hague, that will be responsible for going in and getting the chemical weapons out of the country. one of organizations i'm talking about has said if hasn't had proper instructions from its capitol city and it's referring about what to do next. that's delayed the process. the meeting in the hague holland will begin at 6:30 eastern time. not 4:00 as we originally thought. they're going to reconvene eastern, but it might be delayed. >> john terrett all week from the united nations. thank you. covering the syrian refugee camps and we spoke earlier and this is what she had to say
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about the wars in humanitarian crisis. >> reporter: i'm here in beirut where there are 670,000 registered refugee and not everyone who has fled the country has registered as a refugee. to give you an idea of what a million refugee means, this is a country of only 4 million people. all the neighboring countries are burgeoning under this massive influx of people. and we're two and a half years in a conflict that looks like it will be a very long crisis. >> this is much skepticism here. this is not the first time the assad regime has signed on to a deal. i'm thinking of the u.n. monitoring mission, the arab league proposals in the past. and it has used these deals as a stalling tactic to suggest that it is being cooperative, and all the meanwhile as we're seeing now, they're talking about this
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chemical weapons deal. the killing by conventional means is continuing unabated. the humanitarian crisis has not eased at all. it's getting worse. there are reports where the august 21st chemical attack took place, are there are reports that human rights which is talking about starvation, talking about a blockade in the area, and that human rights organizations, aid organizations can't get in to provide food and medicine and water to these people. there is a vast disconnect between what is happening on the diplomatic stage and what is happening on the ground especially for refugees. the best case scenario as i read in the "washington post" today if everything goes to plan, perhaps syria's chemical weapons can be dealt with in nine months. that's the best case scenario. that's not taking into account this bloody civil war that continues unabated. nine months is a long time to
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spend in a glint the bank run city of detroit is receiving a grant. >> reporter: over $300 million in aid is headed here in the city of detroit due in part to help from federal, state, and private sources. this money will go forwards improving transportation, improving public safety, for example, this will be an opportunity for the city to hire more police and more firefighters, and this money will go forwards helping rid the city of some of its blight. now the meeting took place here this morning on the campus of wayne state university behind closed doors. it's involved the u.s. attorney general, the secretary of transportation as well as many state and city leaders here in this area. after their meeting they held a press conference and talked
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about the significance of this meeting and the impact it will have on the future of detroit. >> that was bisi onile-ere in detroit. people are responsible for global warming. that's according to a report released today by an group of sciencscientists put together be united nations. the report found that people are 95% to blame. >> we're going to see sea level rise than previous projections. and that of course could be quite devastating to some of the low lying areas in the world. >> if nothing is done to curb emissions the scientists warn there will be even more dramatic consequences. in the north melting ice isn't
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all bad. >> reporter: a great first catch for peter on his new troller. now a 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 also to test new fishing grounds, and i'm glad to say that with the effort of everybody we did catch quite a bit in a small amount of time. >> reporter: new machines at the processing plant prepared fish to export to east asia. bigger fishing boats catching more fish means more work. >> it falls into a traditional lifestyle. so if people are able to use
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some kills that they've always had, and apply them to a job, then that's something that will probably be of more long-term benefit. >> reporter: projects like this newly built small craft harbor and fishing pier show authorities are taking the prospect of commercial fishing seriously. but there are those who warn looking for opportunity in what is essentially a global crisis. >> i think this is an approach enlined in international law. when you don't understand something, you study it before you exploit it. that's what we should do. >> reporter: but canada has cut arctic research, and many wants to see what opportunities arise
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from climate change even as they confront it's challenges. al jazeera. >> several recent storms have taken their toll on coastal areas, washing away sands and coast lines. >> reporter: this was how the perfect storm of 1991-pounded palm beach. high waves destroyed the pier and turned the road into white water rapids. >> we needed to do something. >> reporter: it was beach nourishment. it's taking sand from the ocean floor and distributing it to areas where the sand is receding. and specific lines of sands are protection against the waves. this is what the beach looked like prior to beach r renourishment. this is what the same stretch of beach now looks like. the total cost, $50 million.
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>> we have a healthy do you know system and nice wide beach which helps provide protection to the roadway and beach for the residents. >> reporter: here in sarasota county, locals boast about the white silky sand on their beaches. >> they have been using, quote, another nature to help mother nature for 30 years by r renourishing their beaches. take a look and you can see how the beach has expanded over a decade. >> in the situation where we're facing the climate change r pre- pre-dictions of rising sea levels, i think we're in for the long hall. >> reporter: people we spoke with are worried their beaches won't stand the test of time or the elements. >> we need to get with it and move quickly and adopt some sort of definitive plan as opposed to
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just kind of a wait and see. >> reporter: now palm beach county has launched a pilot program aimed as taking a regional approach. five towns will work together along with environmentalists. to help smooth the regulatory process and find the best techniques to introduce. they hope this fights the never ebbing sand. >> all the projects can be looked at as having an influence on an entire coastal system. they're all working together and in concert to one another. >> reporting from palm beach. >> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren. tracking a huge storm developing over the rockies and pushing east. it's bringing down cold air and that's why we have the snow and ice mix there.
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it's starting to push to the east as more rain approaches over oregon and washington. a number of advisories are in affect. we have wind advisories, winter storm warnings and freeze watches in affect over wyoming and colorado. now this storm will continue to push east. it's dumping a little bit of snow. this is right in wyoming, the teton pass, wyoming to idaho and a little bit of snow is on the ground and not a lot. it will make roadways slick there. that will be the only place with the snow. it is moving into very warm air as it comes in frost north warm air streams up to the south. we'll see numbers that different in such a short area. that's a front moving east 20 to 30-degree temperature drops. that cold air pushes to the east and impacts the weekend weather. we'll have more coming up. >> thank you. it is the ceiling the u.s. government is just about to hit. ahead we look at the debt
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ceiling and why reaching it could be very costly. and how former gang members are trying to put an end to the violence in chicago. millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. up next is the golden age of
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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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>> while washington is focused on keeping the federal government open and even bigger debate is about to take place and the outcome to have a huge impact on you're the economy and your wallet. >> reporter: even if washington has a spending plan in place by tuesday's deadline the fiscal worries are far from over. the next line in the sand in the fight over defunding the affordable care act is october 17th. that's when treasury secretary jack lew said the company won't have enough money to pay its bills unless congress increases it's borrowing limit. while it could send shockwaves to the financial markets. >> no one knows what could happen. >> reporter: the debt limit now
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stands at $16.7 trillion. that may sound like a lot, but the government needs to borrow even more money to keep with up it's spending obligations. the u.s. treasury has an enacted emergency funding solutions to keep programs running. >> right now you can't move forward because no one can agree on the goals and no one is negotiating on anything. >> reporter: breaching the debt ceiling could take it difficult to pay social security, medicare and military bills due in november. also in limbo, interest payments on u.s. treasuries. >> failure to raise that basically at every point over the last hundreds years would send a negative signal that could harm the standing of u.s. federal debt. >> economists say even the hint that the government might be running out of cash could have catastrophic consequences. >> the 2011 debt ceiling crisis
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where the debt ceiling was no breaches is estimated to have cost the federal government $713 billion in fiscal year 2011. >> reporter: congress managed to raise the debt limit at the 11th hour that did not stop the u.s. from losing it's triple rating. that down grade sent the dow plummeting 6,000 points. >> more now on the government shutdown. more than federal workers would be impacted if a spending agreement isn't reached in washington. david schuster is looking into that. he's filling in for ali velshi at 7:00. who would be hit badly. >> reporter: literally tens of thousands of businesses in the suburban virginia, maryland area that rely on government
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contracts, and they stop on tuesday. some of them have started to put plans in place to layoff workers, furlough other employees. they're the first line that would get hit. but as this goes on you can start to see a possible economic impact in terms of investors, keep in mind, tony, back in the government shut down between newt gingrich and bill clinton that had a drag on the u.s. economy of $60 billion. if this goes on that long, if there is a government shutdown and it doesn't get solved that could put a fragile economy in peril. >> how could it impact the jobs? >> it could hurt the jobs picture. any time you take money out of the economy or furloughing workers and in this case they're not going to get paid until after if congress decides to pay them for the time they missed. but what happens is people stop pending. businesses become conservative, and they're worried about the economic picture.
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they start hoarding the money. they don't invest in new hires, new equipment, and that has a chilling affect on the economy which slows down hiring. >> what else are you working on? >> we have the affor arresteddie care act that takes place on tuesday regardless what the government does. we'll look at hospitals and the impact you may see at your local hospital depending on where you live. >> david shoeser is i schuster i velshi on "real money." highway safety tested vehicles with front crash prevention systems. the tests focused on the car's ability to anticipate a crash and put on the brakes immediately. here are the cars that top the list with superior grades.
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sub rue legacy. subaru outback. cadillac ats. cadillac srx mercedes-benz c-class, volvo s 60 and volvo xc 60. oh ross is her here with sp. >> reporter: a major lawsuit with former college players for using their like innocence video games. according to court records filed in california the settlement will effect 100,000 least athlete who is have appeared in basketball or football versions of these video games. no dollar amount was disclosed but its reported to be $40 million. great victory for some of these former players. and they announced they'll stop producing these college video games next year.
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fore,tiger woods has been named player of the year voted on by the players. first, since 2009 when his personal life got complicated. the fiancé of aaron hernandez was indicted on a perjury charge in relation to the killing of oden lloyd. hernandez cousin was indicted for accessory after the fact. that's a look at your sports headline. later in the show, tony, we'll have the incredible journey of a former nfl player who is now an opera star. >> get out of here, really? >> reporter: yep. >> i'll be here for that. missing in action. will the group needed to make president obama's healthcare plan work even show up?
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that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko
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>> welcome back to action. i'm tony harris. here is ac mandarin look at your headlines. president obama had a blunt message for congress.
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don't shut down the government and don't shut down the economy. the president spoke after senate pass the bill. the u.n. reports says 95% certainty humans are the cause of global warming and greenhouse emissions continue to rise. and today president obama spoke with iranian president hassan rouhani. it was the first time that presidents from the two countries spoke since the iranian revolution in 1979. and president rouhani just tweeted a photo of himself boarding a plane from new york back to tehran. while many would call the blitz a success there are many unresolved issues between iran
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and the u.s. how much do you think the sanctions are at the center. >> reporter: they are at the core. they are the reason why we're here today. sanctions are imposed against various countries around the world for various reasons, but the iranians have been sanctioned for quite awhile. there has been layers added and added and added. it was because the sanctions were biting that president rouhani was elected and sent here. as hassan rouhani said here. we have a full screen graphic to put up that will help explain what the sanctions are and where they came from. the u.s. impose them because of
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its suspicions that tehran is secretly trying to make nuclear. it sanctions companies from oil to banking and other things but they've had a devastating affect on ordinary iranens. they have unemployment in iran is widespread. so the lifting of those sanctions could bring jobs and the end of isolation for iran. i can't stress enough how bad the economy is. you can't get anything done in iran. the ports are closed. they don't have stuff coming from around the world. they get some stuff through the very long border in china. no one knows what goes on in that part of the world, but you can't police that, and you have no idea what is coming into the country. but iran has a very old aircraft fleet. they can't get the parts to keep their aircraft going. that's the affect of the sanctions, and that's why hassan
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rouhani has been reaching out and president obama has seen fit to reach out the way he has with that phone call. >> john terrett at the united nations for us and here with all the a perspective, do you agree with john terrett. the reason that we're at this juncture north you, the letters being exchanged between the two presidents, a phone conversation is because of the impact, the affect of the sanctions on the iranian economy? >> i hate to say that, but i think the sanctions have had a huge impact. >> why do you hate to say it? >> well, i'm normally no normalm against sanctions. but the sanctions helped rouhani
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to win the election. he is the only candidate who said if elected i will help to relieve the sanctions. i think it has had a major impact. >> how important a mandate. how strong of a mandate may an better way to put it does president rouhani have now? how much room does he have here in negotiating over the country's nuclear program? >> what we heard from president rouhani over the past week it seems that he has been able to create a consensus that iran could not survive with, say, five more years of sanctions. and president rouhani is much more educated. he knows the delusional as ahmadinejad. if you have to do a deal with the united states, you need to do it now, not three years from
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now. >> you mentioned former president ahmadinejad, what role will it take here for the european and the u.s. delegation walking out during the speech from president ahmadinejad. we go from that scene to the president of the united states revealing in a press conference, i just got off the phone with president hassan rouhani. how significant is this? >> i think it is significant and i think it is historical. i think the dominant narrative with iran is people want normal relations with the united states. they're tired of being sanctioned and marginalized from the rest of the world.
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>> you're going to make news today. you met with the chief of staff of president had a ra rouhani. >> yes, i did. >> what did you take from that? >> first i was very happy with the trip. this was the best opportunity that we've had since the revolution, and we have to use this opportunity to solve our problems with the west and the world. i felt that the administration, people. it's not just the changing tone. >> does it put in any way israel in a box. president nepresident netanyahue speaking next week, there is this going on. how tough a tone, how tough a
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line will the prime minister take in his speech with all this going on? >> i think the phone conversation puts benjamin netanyahu in a tough situation. in the coming weeks we have to see iran's plans. >> yes, good to talk to you. iranian journalist. pleasure to have you here. americans will be able to buy health insurance from obamacare, but what a group in the white house want the most the least to get health insured.
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>> in general i don't need healthcare. >> she started a new business, a healthcare website. she doesn't need health insurance and is furious she is forced to buying it. >> i'm working 35 hours a week and bringing in after taxes $250 a week just so i can have health insurance that i might use once that year? that's disgusting. >> the white house needs 2.7 million of the 17 million uninsured millennials to sign up. enrolling young adults is needed to insure all of the americans. otherwise premiums could soar. >> if they don't get a lot of young people to sign up this bill becomes much more expensive than the president thought it
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would be and he losses a key talking point which is a selling point of this bill. >> the government said it will punish those who don't join, charging $95 in additional taxes. >> it's a chemical process. >> yet hash who runs an art galley said he prefers the fine. it's cheaper than insurance. >> there are many taxes now. it seems like another one on top of everything else. >> reporter: to change minds the government has launched campaign urging young americans to enroll. >> i'm young and i need health insurance. >> reporter: it's offering subsidies and tax credits to make insurance more affordable. >> i think young people in that target age group will be balancing penalty versus premium. they don't want people choosing penalty because it's cheaper. >> it's a decision that 30-year-old shawna is now weighing. she's uninsured since quitting her job three years ago.
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>> i'll see if it makes sense for my life but i really don't need to go to the doctor this morning. >> she remains feel. >> it's not going to work for me. >> you have no interest in it? >> no, absolutely positively none. >> she'll risk the fine unwilling to buy something she will raley use. >> christopher weaver, we spoke with him about what americans can expect. >> it's one of the great unknowns when people begin enrolling because 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 if many don't enroll. >> how serious a problem would that be to the law? what would it mean in terms of the viability of the law, and
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the promise that it begins to bend the cost curve on healthcare? >> the issue is that much broader changes and how insurance is priced. you can't exclude sick people, and charge older people much more. that means you need a lot of young people who don't use many health services. they don't show up at the er to balance the cost of older people. at the end you have adverse selection and it means prices go up. >> on the pilot of an unite unid airlines died after suffering an apparent heart attack mid flight. the plane made an emergency landing in boise, idaho. the pilot died later at the hospital. another pilate flew the plane to its final destination.
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at least five people are dead after two cargo vessels collide. a ship crashed earlier today. all five people were killed after being trapped on the japanese ship. a sixth crew member is missing and the other ship's passengers are safe. there have been new battles between israeli soldiers and palestinian protesters. demonstrators marking the 13th anniversary of the second palestinian up rising against israel, security was tight at the mosque in jerusalem also known as temple mount. only men over 50 were allowed to attend friday prayers there. libyan president is our guest airing sunday when i sat down with him this week hear here in new york. i asked him bolivia's relationship with the united
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states. >> i really want to improve relationships. we're here to have mutual respect relationships, bolivia, the united states. i feel every country wants the same rights before the united nations. with president obama together with me, that we have both come from segregated sectors, coming here to try to work out economic relations and cooperations, and we would like to improve relationships not just for the united states, but with all of the countries in the world. >> yet again you can watch the full interview with president morales when it airs sunday on
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al jazeera. backlash against a popular company. controversial comments from barilla's ceo and talk of a boy caught. [ opera singing ] >> woe, and from the nfl to opera? ross will have the incredible, wow, incredible journey of a man with the golden voice. 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.
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>> the treats of chicago have seen more than 1600 shootings this year alone. now the city is trying to stop the violent growing trend with a weekend summit targeting violence. >> reporter: former gang members
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blame chicago's stratospheric murder rate on a mindset. >> it's like the wild, wild west but in a future form where the horses are replaced with the cars. you and me in a club. i bump you, and then instead of us resolving the issue positively, we resolve the issue negatively. now you bump me. i can't let you get away with me bumping me so i'll come back and kill you. >> reporter: the police have thinned out the city's gangs with hundreds of arrests targeting gang leaders. that has left only recommend nance of the old organizations. 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. there used to be a guy who would say, look here, shut it down. but it's impossible to shut down renegades. >> reporter: last year 500 people were killed in the windy city. most of them gunned down in neighborhoods like this. but contrary to public opinion,
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most of them were not gang related. >> it's basically, you wild, wild west for real. >> reporter: violence can mere sport. >> find a victim. victimize them, go celebrate. go get wine, or a beer or some alcohol or some marijuana, and they sit in the playground and talk about it as if, well, that's the thing to do. that's the norm for them. >> that's entertainment. >> that's entertainment. >> reporter: in chicago's poverty ghettos only one in three young men have fathers at home. fewer here. >> what happens to a plant without water and sunlight, they die. when our fathers left us, a part
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of us died. if i didn' i had my father theri wouldn't have gone to jail six times. i wouldn't join a gang at 11. i wouldn't be homeless and i wouldn't be addicted. >> reporter: they say violent subculture that has been festering for decades could take decades to transform. >> the chairman of italy's barilla pasta company is apologying for saying its company would not feature gay families in its ads. in an interview on wednesday guido barilla said that his idea of a family is, quote, a classic family and the mother has a fundamental role and gays and lesbians can, quote, eat another pasta. he has gone on to say, i have
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the utmost respect for gay people and for thos everyone's t to express themselves. >> ross is here with the day in sports. can we spend a little bit of time on the 49ers? >> reporter: yes, the 49ers got their mojo back to, and got back to basics playing smash mouth football. you are who you are. kaepernick showing us why he's still got it. the entire 49ers offense very efficient. they have the play makers who hauled in five catches for nine yards and all you fantasy owners, and you know who you are, they racked up a touchdown. as for the offense, they were down right offensive.
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getting sacked five times and picked off by whitner, the 49ers went on to improve 2 and 2 on the season. but this is the key right here from san francisco, frank gored. racking up 153 yards rushing and touchdown, what do you say, coach? >> everybody's been frustrated. not liking the result. but that was a great job done by our team. the special teams from outstanding. defense getting off the field at third down was big tonight. coverage units were outstanding. and it's a great job by all. good team win. >> now jim harbaugh for 14
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seasons. we found one player who started a new career by following his first passion--singing. [ opera singing ] >> he is blessed with a set of pipes that makes him the top tenors in the world. but before hitting the high notes he would hit quarterbacks as an nfl defensive lineman. this is ta'u pupu'a. [♪ singing ] >> pupu'a was selected in the fifth ground by bill belichick for the browns after a college career in weber state, utah. unfortunately he was injured just two years after being drafted. >> when it first happened, i just thought that my world has come to an end. >> reporter: pupu'a could barely watch the games on television.
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he turned to his first passion, singing. [♪ singing ] >> reporter: the tongaen native thought it was time to take a chance. so he moved from utah to new york city. >> i was asked, it probably takes a lot of courage to take that move. i said no, it was faith. courage came later. >> reporter: but pupu'a persevered. >> i wanted to work across the street from the metropolitan opera because i knew at time we would have opera singers come in and have dinner. and i would stare at them and wonder what makes them tick. you know, i would watch what they would drink, what they would eat, and how they carried themselves. >> reporter: and he got his big break after meeting an
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international soprano alone. >> she was the person that i met at a book signing at the metropolitan opera. that's when she discovered me and thought i would something special. she brought me over to julliard where i spoke for the vocal department, and they agreed i had something special. >> reporter: he received a rare scholarship and he became their first polynesian student and graduate. he made his professional debut at the san francisco opera house. pupu'a is now 30 pounds lighter than his playing weight in football but at 6'5" he is still a presence on stage. and make no mistake this big man is big time. [♪ singing ]
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[♪ singing ] >> reporter: wow is right. that is truly a gift. ta'u pupu'a will be performing at a special ceremony for the king and queen of tonga in new york and his family will be in town for the big event. and tiger woods was named player of the year after winning five times on the season. it's his first since 2009 when his personal life got complicated. ta'u pupu'a, set of pipes. >> that was fun. >> reporter: sing karaoke with him sometime. >> you go too far. here's a word that you don't hear much in september--snow. you'll here more of it in the
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national forecast coming up. >> reporter: coming up on real money, the potential has ratcheted up for a potential government shutdown. we'll tell what you it means for pup and we go to texas to see how it's gearing up for obamacare. all that and more on "real money." 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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>> meteorologist: a big storm will impact the weather this weekend no matter where you are. right now it's out west. you can see the cold air here. it's 35 in casper, wyoming. 49 in billings, very cold air is approaching from the north. we combine that with rain with snow coming down. the storm on the eastern side. that's where we're seeing the warm air. if you're not seeing the cold air yet the temperatures will climb in the 90s. it's developing over colorado and slowing everything down now. once it's moves east it will pick up speed. there is the light snow coating the ground not causing too many problems.
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just a few slick spots on the road. by 6:00 this front moving through colorado here is severe weather that will break out in oklahoma and texas. the timing of this continue to move east noon to tomorrow. moving across the northern plains, iowa, kansas and oklahoma. this is a line of storms. it will be just rain, a brief period of rain. sunday morning early it's chicago. the timing of the rain looks like its overnight saturday and sunday in chicago. minneapolis deals with that with a big drop in temperatures down to 68 saturday, dry air on sunday and a pop up thunderstorms on monday and the chicago rain comes in tomorrow night during the day. it is dry. then the rain clears out and we're in the mid 70s. across the northeast temperatures are dry this weekend and temperatures climbing back in the mid 70s. headlines coming up.
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