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live from new york. i'm tony harris wit the stop stories. german is sendin ds sending it's top ie director to the u..
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>> those talks could start next week when germany's spy chiefs come to the united states. it comes when the united states may have spied on 35 world leaders. >> we said that france and germany, not germany plus france, but each country individually will get in contact with the united states and the security community, and try to walk out such a framework for future cooperation. we have an exchange on the views
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of how this will play out. >> mike viqueira at the white house, mike, is the white house responding at all to the idea of a spying summit. >> they're being tight-lipped with their response of everything that has come out of europe in the last couple of days, tony. they will admit this simple fact, tensions are rising because of their reports. they're using diplomatic channels to discuss the concerns of allies with thosallies. you mentioned that the national security agency memo of 2006 reported in the guardian yesterday, part of the trove of documents leaked by edward snowden where it is alleged that 200 telephone numbers were given to the nsa, after the nsa had solicited them revealing the numbers for 35 leaders. here in washington today the
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state department spokes woman jen psaki said they're not apologizing for what is going on, and she warned that there could be more revelations to come. >> of course we'll factor in the views of our friends and partners as we have those discussions with them, and we'll continue to balance security needs. we fully expect this is another question that has come up that allegations, more allegations will surface given the quantity of classified information leaked by mr. snowdon. >> officials say the united states is only gathering intelligence of the type gathered by all nations. there was another european leader david cameron, the prime minister of the united kingdom. >> there are lots of people who want to do us harm, they want to blow up our families, maim people in our countries. it is not a pleasant fact but it
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is the truth. that is the threat that we face. we have a choice. do we maintain properly funded, properly governed intelligence levels to get ahead of them and stop them or do we stop doing that. >> reporter: american officials say they're reviewing the procedures in the wake of all the scandal, and all of the uproar that has taken case over the course of the last several months. it has really been heightened this week. >> i'm curious as to where this--where do you think this goes from here? >> you know, there is a school of thought, and you hear this from many of the experts that this is really business as usual, and you heard jen ps aki warn of more revelations to
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come. but it's quite possible that there could be other revelations coming down that go the other way. the street runs two ways, tony, about allies and europe and elsewhere snowing on the united states. meanwhimeanwhile you heard thatl be sending delegations intelligence officials of their own to confer with the united states. the white house saying they're they're--the outrage over the spying revelations. earlier i talked about that by jiwithjim walsh. >> reporter: spying is as old as the policy. i play those game boards with my
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kids. this makes these folks look weak and compromised. if the president of the united states found out that china was eavesdropping on his calls, that would make him look pretty bag. the residential voters who already don't like the spying scandal, there may have been millions of french phones, individual citizens whose lines were being surveyed. it is unpopular in europe and i think it's more than that. iif you listen to angela merkels comments, this is not posturing. she's mad. she's ticked. yes, it's possible expected but it depends on national interests but it depends on personal relationships and trust. i think these folks are mad at us even though they would do it if they had a chance to do it. >> the new manager of the
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affordable care act website is vowing to fix it. it will take about a month and promises most people will be able to use it by the end of november. will no longer be overscene by medicare and medicaid. kathleen sebelius spoke about the site's problems while visiting a support center in texas. >> well actually i didn't realize that it wouldn't be operating. i think that we knew that, we would have been touched further. volume also exposed some problems. >> some republicans in congress have called for sebelius to resign for her role in the
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launch of pakistan has condemned the drone strikes in its tribal areas and says officials never had prior knowledge of the strikes. but media reports say there is strong evidence that senior military and intelligence officials approved of the attacks. the u.n. heard two reports on the human rights implications on drone strikes today. kristin saloomy has details. >> reporter: the illegal use of drones, and they presented the reports on friday. ambassador to the united nations said u.s. strikes in his country have been counterproductive and called for them to stop. he again denied reports that they consented to the strikes. >> we have given no approval to the use of armed drones by we, i mean the government of pakistan. if they have covert assurances
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that signifies nothing. >> including the number of civilian casualties and the legal justification that they use to authorize drone strikes. >> there are warnings that the humanitarian crisis in syria is about to worsen. they say disease is due to the lack of hygiene and vaccination. there are reports that syria is spearing it'experiencing it's fo outbreak for the first time in 15 years. the mother of the roma girl would made national headlines. the woman came forward and did a dna test and confirms that she
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is the girl's mother. it was first thought that the girl was abducted, and a roma couple was accused of kidnapping her. they say the girl was give to them by the mother. the roma case in greece has cast a negative shadow on a group of people who are mired in myth and suspicion. here to tell us more about the roma culture a researcher at harvard school of public health, and a romani herself. it's good to have you on the program. this is going to feel like a bit of 101 segment for me and probably for members of the audience, but what are some basic things we should know about the romani people? >> first of all, thank you so much for the invitation. >> much appreciated. >> honored to be here with you tonight. first let me first start with general issues and then move to the actual issues that we'll discuss.
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romani origins are tracked back to india centuries ago, but now we talk about the ethnic minority group that lives all across the world, including europe, u.s. middle east, and latin america. there are about 14 million roma living everywhere nowadays, and probably most of them, 12 million, they live in tents s and eastern europe. that being said i have to say one of the most important things that we can discuss when it comes to the roma is the policies that we have in place, and that helps this minority to move forward or to be left behind. if we look at the past i have to say that most of the policies that were--that target roma were including slavery and mass
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killings during the holocaust, especially during the communism area. as we mentioned most of the roma they live in the european union. this is one of the most developed regions in the world. but the roma who lives in the european union is very bad. we speak about 1% of romani young people who have access to universities as opposed to 35% of the population living in europe. we speak about a high level of child mortality, an, and violene against roma. aside from the inequalities, and the situation we deal with in,
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we are in the face of a lot of government as we replace policies that address roma, but actually they are never implemented. at the end of the day they blame the roma themselves. >> wow, explain that, why the roma themselves? >> there is a strong belief that roma are inferior. this was not targeted through anti-bias education or through enforcement of the law in most of the countries. it was rather boosted by politicians and opinion makers who have a strong belief. as opposed in the u.s. europe being the racist and express the racism, it is not to blame.
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i think that is a lot against the minority-- >> well, i just--i'm fascinat fascinated by what you're saying because i've had different conversation that would differ with what you're saying here, but i'm interested to hear your point of view, and i'm sorry that we don't have more time to talk about this, but thank you for being on the program. >> thank you so much. >> she is a researcher at harvard school of public health and romani herself. thank you for being on the program. $5 million of regulators, fo regulators. the report the settlement which
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could total $13 billion. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of japan triggering a small tsunami. officials say it was an actually an aftershock. the 2011 earthquake triggered the massive tsunami that wrecked the fukushima power plant. the officials there say it caused no damage or spike of radiation at the plant. >> typhoon francisco continues to bring heavy rain to japan. after that earthquake nearby they're getting three to four inches of rain coming down. the typhoon coming in right behind it, these will take a track up to the north-northeast. they're moving into cooler water, but they're definitely bringing a lot of rain.
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if you keep in mind they're just recovering from a typhoon that brought exceptional amount of rain to parts of japan. this is taking a similar track. the heavy hit from that typhoon was getting up to three and a half inches of rainfall today. we'll continue with that rain coming down into tomorrow night. as we move up and over the pacific into alaska, something that is going on here is anticipation of the windstorm by the time we get into saturday night into sunday. that's for the alaska range passes. wind gusts up to 80 mph potentially. we'll have more on that and more on what you can expect tonight. it will get nippy. >> thank you. native americans can supplement their health insurance through the affordable care act, but
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native american leaders are having difficulty getting members to sign up. >> fault lines how children are hired by us agriculture to help put food on america's tables. >> in any other industry kids need to be 16 years old to be able to work. you don't see any of that in agriculture. >> they don't ask, "is she 12?". they just want their job done. >> how many of you get up before 5 o'clock in the morning?
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>> welcome back, everyone, this it al jazeera america. a treaty gives medical supplement to native americans. but tribal leaders are trying to persuade their members to sign up for health insurance. we go to a cherokee reservation in north carolina. >> nestled in a shrewded picture postcard valley of the smokey mountains. a place where rivers are clear and native american tourism is king. the cherokee nation, 15,000 strong, a proud people, but not without issues of poverty and health like so many reservations across the country. >> what are the main health problems here? >> diabetes.
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>> so is higher tension. they believe the affordable healthcare act could make it happen. >> my understanding with obamacare some of the programs that we're getting in the field of will be enhanced, mental healthcare, substance abuse. >> reporter: but on the reservation finding anyone who has heard of obamacare is a challenge. >> have you ever heard of obamacare? >> no, i haven't. >> reporter: so none has ever told you about boom care and the affordable healthcare act? >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: so tribal leaders are beginning the difficult challenge of informing and convince their people although they already have he free healthcare under the indian services, signing up for obamacare will strengthen the health and wealth of the reservation. >> there is so many examples of
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failed policy, there is a level of mistrust. >> reporter: the medical home for the resolution, offering primary care and emergency services. a pharmacist, dentist but services are limited. right now when patients needer surgery, mammograms or even cancer treatments they are referred to specialists outside of indian lands. >> in indian country a lot of services needed that do not meet the definition of immediate threat to life function are denied. >> reporter: putting native americans of paying for medical treatment themselves or doing away with the medical treatment. but many of the cherokee nation don't have that problem because they have this. >> the revenues that the casinos provide pick up some of the services that the indian healthcare does not get.
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the government gives 50%. the slots and the tables the other half. >> reporter: not all native american reservations have this luxury. >> when they sign up for coverage it creates more revenue for the hospitals, it allows us to expand our services, and it improves the overall sustainability of the healthcare services. >> reporter: tribal leaders would not provide estimates to us of how much money they could bank away if most of their members signed up for the affordable healthcare act, but they did stress that they are just now beginning the process of trying to educate their population. robert ray, al jazeera, cherokee, north carolina. >> growing pessimism about the state of the economy a key gauge of consumer sentiment has fallen to its lowest level with concerns, david shuster will be talking about this and much more on "real money" coming up at the
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top of the hour. he's filling in for ali velshi. how series is this slide in consumer confidence? >> reporter: well, it could be pretty series. the consume confidence and sentiment has been sliding since the summer. but the interesting thing has happened, and some companies are still seeing some pretty good revenue. amazon, ford and others, it's an indication that when consumers are depressed, when confidence is down it's usually a drag on the economy. but at the same time the consumers continue to shop and continue to buy things, and as long as there is that disconnect, there is that they're still buying that could help the economy. >> is that starting to show up in other parts of the economy? >> well it's interesting. housing remains strong. automobiles remain strong. there are parts in the economy that could take an initial hit. that's why, for example, the government shutdown could have hurt the tourism, and when confidence goes down people take less vacations and spend less,
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but it gets to this idea of what washington does matters. if washington can't get this budget thing solved and we have another government crisis that sends consumer confidence down. >> that and more at the top of the hour? >> i have a very reliable force that you are a fan in baltimore of the underdog. we have an interview with malcolm gladwell who has written a book about this. you of all people do not want to miss this. >> i want to find out who this source is and i will take some action. oh my, janet yellen's nomination is headed to the senate, the white house says the paperwork for her nomination to replace ben bernanke as federal reserve chairman is complete, and she'll meet with senators next week. cnbc is reporting that kentucky
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senator rand paul is planning to hold up the nomination until the passage of his bill making the government more transparent. time to get to the sports headlines. >> reporter: baseball news and one of the season's most disappointing major league baseball teams is set to hire it's new manager. the washington nationals who finished ten games back of the division and four games back of the wildcard spot will replace davey johnson who retired after this season. after 17 years as a player and four years as a coach this is williams first managerial position at any level. light work out at bush team, the series is tied at one game a piece. the red sox will start quake peavy against cardinals joe
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kelly. and bill sherman has died after coaching the lakers to the 1972 title. he is one of three members of the hall of fame going in as both a player and a coach. bill sharman was 87 years old. more sports news coming up that. >> thank you. billions of dollars worth of goods seized from drug lords. more on the corruption scandal of colombia coming up. >> reporter: i'm roxana outside of high school in brooklyn, new york, where president obama called for more spending on education. antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours.
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>> what do you think? >> consider this. unconventional wisdom.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm tony harris in new york with a look at your top stories. is hitting the refresh button. the federal insurance exchange
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website has a new manager who says its problems can be fixed but it will take time. they expect to have the site working properly by the end of november. germany's top intelligence officials will travel to the united states to discuss spying rules. german and french leaders demanded talks with the united states coming after a newspaper report that the u.s. may have listened in on the phone calls of 35 world leaders. media reports say there is strong evidence that senior pakistani officials cooperated with the u.s. in down strikes, but ambassador to the u.n. vehemently denied the charge in the hearing at the u.n. today. earlier the u.n. report on the use of armed drones as it pertains to human rights law. i asked him about the complexities of enforcing
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international law on drone strikes. >> there are multiple practical obstacles to getting to the bottom of individual drone strikes, even the authorities on the ground of pakistan are the best in the world find themselves obstructed with security problems and so forth. nobody under estimates the difficulties that this type of process involved. secondly, amnesty and human rights watch amongst the organizations with the very highest standards of international fact finding, and i know those who are involved in the process of these two reports, and i was kept abreast of their work as it was taking place. and i would be extremely slow to reject the evidence that they have assessed. on the other handle never, of course, base a finding on evidence that hasn't been properly tested. so we're not looking here i
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don't think of a situation where anyone is ever going to be in a position at this point to compile a dossier of evidence, but rather it's a question of raising concerns, evaluating what is available as evidence, and what can be tested, and at the same time of course giving the crucial player in this operation the opportunity to engage in the conversation by allowing the united states to see the allegations and to respond to them. and i would not rule out at all the possibility that the u.s. administration may think it right to respond to some of these allegations. obviously what they don't like quite rightly and understandably is to find themselves an--what's the word--to find themselves faced with allegations that they haven't had a chance to properly investigate themselves. so my process is one where i hope, and i aim to be objective
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and to be fair and to ensure that the authorities have a proper opportunity to respond. >> ben, i want to ask one more before i let go. secretary of state john kerry has said in the past that he wants the drone program to end and soon. do you think we will see an end to the drone program completely, or is it, too, tempting a technology for the military to ever completely let go of? >> reporter: well, i think the secretary of state's comments were directed primarily to a defined fine line to a pakistan program. one thing we're absolutely clear about is that drone technology is here to stay. the military logic tactic is unassailable to the point that they have access to it.
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this is an important point to make. if properly used in the use of genuine armed conflict in a water on the battlefield in accordance with the principles of the law, of course, it's properly used with reliable intelligence, it's capable of reducing the number of civilian casualties because it significantly increases the level of the awareness of commanders. what there is there was considerable dinners of opinions on the legal perimeters governing its use. that's what we're working on in the next phase of this process. >> ben emerson, we appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> president obama is in new york today. earlier he visited pathways technology early college high school where the president spoke about preparing america's young people to enter a global
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economy. roxana is at p-tech in brooklyn. she joins us live. what did the president have to say to the teachers and students. >> reporter: the president left here he was speaking at this school p-tech. it's a special school for students grades 9 through 14 where students when they leave this place will have an associates dre degree. it would create the next generation of workers who can work globally. >> if we don't set the right priorities now then many of you will be put at a competitive disadvantage compared to other countries. if you think education is
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expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs so we have to invest. >> speaking of investing, what does the president's speech mean in light--you know where i'm going with this, the on going budget battle in congress? >> reporter: well, tony, yes, i do know where you're going with this. there is a very big ongoing budget battle in congress, and next week congressional leaders will be deciding how to spend billions of dollars of taxpayer money. president obama thinks one of the ways this money should be spent is on education while republicans in congress would like to rein in spending. but i have to point out that president obama was not only here to speak on education. he had two big fun fundraising events for democrats. and he took the opportunity after his speech at p-tech to
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have a photograph with di de blasio, and he went to a restaurant he picked out two cheese cakes. >> i wonder who paid for it. thank you. the man accused of shooting three officers at a national guard armory outside of memory citizememphisseason, tennessee, open fired on his supervisors. the victims were treated at the hospital. it comes on the heels last month's attack at the washington, d.c. navy yard where 12 people were killed in that incident. we're learning more about the impact of radiation exposure on children. infants and children exposed to
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radiation are more likely to develop leukemia, and brain thyroid and breast cancers. experts say it is because of their anatomical and physiological differences with many other cancer children have the same risk of exposure as adults. columbia is auctionening off $40 million of property that once belonged to drug lords but billions of dollars worth of seized items has already vanished. >> selling what's left at colombia's national biggest auction left on sales some 80,000 assets seized from drug traffickers at the height of the trade valued at more than $40 million. >> we have all sorts of objects and art pieces starting at ten u.s. dollars.
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they are viable pieces but also some that are false. the drug trafficker wanted to gain status buys art but they were easily fooled. >> reporter: they turned the first floor of their building into what they're calling a narcotic museum. there is art and fancy motorcycles and a painting of men playing pool, and the virgin mary to whom all drug lords were devout. >> reporter: in 1996 the government passed a law that would allow them to confiscate any assets that could not be proved to be acquired lawfully like this mansion behind me. >> reporter: it became the anti-narcotic tool feared by the masses, but it was made it instantly a target for corruption. billions of dollars of assets
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disappeared, an as administratos have seized properties. appointed to dissolve the agency. corruption was so rampant that their president decided to scrap it all together. >> ththey have gone through worrying times as they go through investigation and taken action against people who were responsible for the crimes that were working here. >> reporter: still not all has been lost. pieces are being sold and this time the proceeds will help pay for compensation to the victims of colombia's drug wars. >> thousands of supporters of egypt's ousted propert presidend morsi want him to be reinstated.
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their numbers are diminished amid a violent military crackdown. venezuela president is helping his countrymen to pursue a life of happiness. to them them do that they have developed the departmen ministrf supreme happiness. some thought it was a joke but it was not. detroit is dealing with bankruptcy but it is also facing another problem--:dogs. we'll explain straight ahead. plus the world series tied up and move to go st. louis. more when we return. >> how old are you? >> nine. >> how old were you when you first started working out here? >> seven. >> fault lines how children are hired by us agriculture to help put food on america's tables. >> in any other industry kids need to be 16 years old to be able to work. you don't see any of that in
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agriculture. >> they don't ask, "is she 12?". they just want their job done. >> how many of you get up before 5 o'clock in the morning?
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there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking change what you pay for water each month? have you thought about how climate change can affect your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real.
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>> nigerian rebels say they are in contact with the people who kidnapped two u.s. merchant sailers. they also say they can help ensure their safety. pirates stormed their ship in the gulf of ginea. the gunmen took the captain and the ship's chief engineer. the nigerian navy say they're searching for the kidnap men. there have been more than 40 pirated kidnaps this year. people were injured at a fair ride when the ride stopped and then restarted when people were getting out of their seats. officials believe it was due to the switch that was replaced
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just three days before the accident. retirees are being used as fuels. it came to light when a couple arrived in perth unaware they were carrying methamphetamine. >> reporter: federal police in perth present their haul, three and a half kilos of methamphetamine worth $7 million brought to australia by no ordinary means. >> it has been revealed that older australians are targeted by a bogus canadian-base compa company. >> reporter: it was that tour company that offered this woman who wants to be known as sue, the trip of a lifetime winning an all-expenses paid trip to canada with her husband, and returned with another part of the prize, new luggage. the couple grew suspicious and turned their luggage in. the drugs were found in the lining. >> i could have ended up in jail
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for 25 years, or whatever it is. it would have ruined my life. >> reporter: a 38-year-old canadian man who reportedly was waiting to pick up the couple has been arrested and charged. >> the new luggage would have been discretely or replaced by new suit cases. >> reporter: authorities in australia have their hand you will with drug smugglers earlier this month melbourne police found methamphetamine hid no one truck trials imported from china thought to be worth around $200 million. police are warning people against oversea holiday competitions that include free luggage. they're asking anyone else who thinks they may have been scammed to come forward. al jazeera. ♪ >> michael eaves with sports.
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in the world series there are some special relationships that come together and we learn more been them in the series. >> reporter: it is-for-the success, every team sport provides one position that serves as a direct link to the head coach, and in football it's the quarterback. basketball, it's the point guard. in baseball the person responsible for serving as coach on the field is the one person who can view the entire field from his position, the catcher. the link between catcher and manager may be the strongest and most productive in baseball. before molina called the balls and strikes for the cardinals there was mike matheny, the team's manager, was catcher from 2000 to 2004, wand during that time that matheny started ment mentoring a young molina. >> it's part of the reason why the relationship worked out so well. many asked why methany asked about this, how are you able to
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manage guys that you play with? is there a little bit of a conflict? a lot of us think about the people we work with, not sure if we want them to be our bosses. >> reporter: molina was signed in 2000 but he didn't make his mlb debut until 2004 when matheny went on the disable list and it wasn't long after that during the world series against the red sox that mow lean know was picked to start over methany pushing his now manager out of a job. >> i think they saw it at the beginning. >> and that gets us today. matheny and molina are back in the world series but in different roles. >> a few of us have pretty bad memories of being here in 2004
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we're looking to right that ship. mathe in, y is relying on molina to do what he could not, beat boston in the world series. >> not only does mike methany to be a team leader but to be a coach. that's what he is. when he comes to the dugout, he'll ask him questions about the pitcher, what he sees on the field. and the coaching staff will make adjustments based on what the player says. molina is almost part of the coaching staff as well. >> of course game three set for tomorrow night in st. louis, and joining us from bush stadium is jessica taff. after the drama, what is the mood there at bush stadium on this non-game day? >> reporter: you know, michael, we could call this the calm before the storm. the game is actually tomorrow. more media members more than anybody else, but the teams getting ready. boston hyped m behind me took td
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for batting practice. they want to get the first game against the cardinals in st. louis and return the favor of what happened to them at fenway last night. >> if they can get that win they can get home field advantage. with the series moving to the national league park the cardinals should have the advantage because the designated hitter will not be in play meaning that boston's slugger david ortiz will have to play first base if he's going to be in the lineup. >> reporter: yeah, you would think that would be an advantage but the way david ortiz has been hitting the ball they basically had to put him in at first. that is what john farrel said, the manager of the red sox. he replaced with david ortiz, and big pappi has been just a monster in the postseason. he played nine full innings, put in 39 innings of play. 37 changes to make an error.
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he is going to be solid. he may not go the distance but they certainly need his bat in the lineup. his pitcher for tomorrow night jake leafy said, we need him at all costs. he is a game changer. we've got to have him, and there is nobody better on clutch than david ortiz. >> that far outweighs his glove. let's talk about the pitching matchup, featuring peavy for kelly. i wonder what peavy thinks about this matchup against the cardinals youngster? >> peavy said he's not looking at the matchup. he's just worried about his own game right now. and a lot of people think he's trying to redeem himself because he had a tough time in the alcs game four. it didn't last that long. he had a little bit of a sour taste in his mouth but right now they won the alcs. he's in the world series and this is where he wants to be. here is jake peavy right now on
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making his world series debut. >> i'm plenty enough comfortable to go out and execute pitches. obviously i'm an emotional guy. at the same time i'm 13 years in this, i'm excited as i ever will be for the start but there is not a situation where i get overwhelmed, emotional and let the emotions of the moment beat me up. i feel like i've been in enough situations over the years that there is nothing tomorrow night that will rattle me, get in my head. it doesn't matter how loud the crowd is. it doesn't matter how bad things are going it comes down to trying to execute pitches and make tiny adjustments to get some balls in and i'm looking
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forward to tomorrow night. >> he said if this is the biggest game he ever pitched. he said i'm not going to sugarcoat it. this is the biggest game of my life. and he's excited about tonight. but he said once the game gets going. it's just another game. more media, more fans, just a little bit louder. >> it will definitely be loud. we'll see you tomorrow night. >> michael, very good. that was fun. thank you. a surprising group of victims is emerging from detroit's financial down fall. as al jazeera's bisi onile-ere reports many people are moving out of the city and leaving their dogs behind.
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wait for it, let's go. all right. we don't have it. parts of the u.s. are under a freeze warning, rebecca stevenson has the forecast for you next on al jazeera america. on august 20th,
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this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing.
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can congress say the same? >> there you see new york city just five minutes before 7:00 eastern standard time. beautiful shot there it's going to be a cold chilly weekend for most cities along the east coa coast. we'll get a look at our national forecast. >> meteorologist: tony, are you feeling the chilly in the air. >> i'm feeling the chill not only in the air.
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>> meteorologist: it's very lonely out here in the studio. we do have quite the cooldown going on in the midwest. as you get through parts of tennessee and kentucky. the south southeast is going to have frost and freeze advisories going into affect effect. we're going to head back into that cold weather. all this cold air has been pouring out of canada because of weather systems lined up that are causing a big trough of low pressure and snow around the great lakes. it is high pressure in the northwest. and you may think, oh, there is no weather going on in the northwest but that is not entirely true. they've had burn bans going on because high pressure is causing temperatures to get quite cool down in the valleys. that is pushing all that moisture down causing cloud cover and fog. while seattle was 64 degrees, go
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out to the coast that is where you get to 61 degrees. if you climb the mountains up in the cascades and head up 3,000 feet you would think it would get colder, but it got warmer and sunnier. it's what we call a an inversio. low temperatures dropping down again tonight. i have more details coming up on that in the next hour of news. >> thank you, rebecca. you saved me, thank you. a surprising group of victims is emerging from detroit's financial down ball. al jazeera's bisi onile-ere reports that mean are moving out of the city and leaving their dogs behind. no. we still don't have the piece. my apologies. we're going to take a quick break. we're going sort this thing out. i hope to get this piece on the air for you. this is al jazeera america. >> meteorologist: let's get back
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to weather. it's chilly outside and a lot folks want to know how cold it's going to get. so yeah for us it is rather chilly. here's where temperatures are going as we get into the east. lexington, kentucky, 29 degrees, frost advisories are spreading across the morning hours. as we look at the outlook i want to show you any moisture coming out of canada, hudson bay across the great lakes that will end up with a little bit of snow. with that cold air in place, not a lot of moisture coming down for most of us. most of us will continue with the dry weather and a little sunshine. here's where the freeze warnings are impacting the area and even goes through parts of the peninsula and parts of new jersey up in southern parts of boston. manhattan island you will not drop in a frost advisory. you will be chilly but not
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freezing. tomorrow morning when we wake up temperatures for much of the central portion of the u.s. will be cold in the 20s and 30s. eisley cold but that's relatively speaking because ultimately our real cold weather is still yet to come as we get into january and february. so this is just a little taste of what's to come. we get to the high temperatures, low 60s for billings, 60 for denver. comfortable outside, sunshine, too, also, i know we have a few showers for parts of west texas but those are going to taper slightly. we're going to watch for potential of storms for me as you get into tomorrow. let's talk about weather on the way. that is as we get into sunday night imontana with four inchesf snow. it will be blustery and powerful winds coming in for alaska this weekend.
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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. two of america's closest allies are taking a tough stands against u.s. spying. the german and french leaders use the european union summit in brussels to talk about new rules for u.s. surveillance. there is a lack of trust which could do real damage between the u.s. and european countries. german intelligence chiefs are expected to head to the u.s. for talks. a british newspaper that the nsa spied on 35 world leaders. the managers of the
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