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>> the suspect behind the deadly shooting at lax - we are learning more about the man and his motives to open fire at the los angeles airport. >> the taliban names a new leader a day after pakistan's most wanted man was killed by a u.s. drone. >> when you're hungry, it's hard to learn if you don't have everything you need. >> a lesson from seattle - how students' test scores are rising despite poverty. >> day of the dead - paying homage to the past and preserving a legacy for the future.
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hello, welcome to al jazeera. i'm morgan radford, live from new york. >> parts of los angeles international airport are still closed nearly 24 hours after a deadly shooting rampage. police are trying to figure out why 23-year-old suspect paul ciancia whipped out an assault rifle, killing a tsa agent and wounding several others. >> investigators are following leads suggesting that paul ciancia had antigovernment sentiment and was targetting the tsa. brian rooney has more. >> cell phone video obtained by tmz caught the moment when panicked travellers at los angeles international airport ran for the door away from the gunm gunman. >> police identified the gunman as paul ciancia, and he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag
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and targeted employees of the transport security administration. >> fired 20 yards away from the escalators. he's looking down, shooting multiple shots. i want to say 10 or 11 - 10-plus shots shooting towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and opened fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. >> there were additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralized the threat - there were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everyone in the terminal. >> the tsa officer, the first in the agency's short history to
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day in the line of duty was declared dead at the ronald reagan u.c.l.a. hospital. where several wounded were taken. police scoured the airport to be certain there were no other dangers, for hours. more than 750 flights were affected. passengers streamed out of lax, pulling their luggage, looking for transportation and hotels. >> we tried to find a rental car place. when they let us go, we'll go. >> there's reports that paul ciancia told his family he was unhappy. investigators have not confirmed a motive for the shooting, once again putting the focus on airports and air travel. . and joining us now from lax with the latest is stephanie stanton. >> good morning to you. i want to give you the latest on lax. terminal 3 is closed, passengers
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are being rerouted to other terminals. virgin america, horizon and jett blue among some affected, they are told to contact airlines directly as to what to do, and where to go. the rest of the terminals are reopen and appears to be operating normally. as for the shooter, he's in critical condition. he was apparently shot in the face yesterday as airport police tried to subdue him. we are learning more about him and a motive. officials say paul ciancia texted his brother about a suicide. he was having thoughts of suicide. yesterday morning their father, who lives in new jersey, contacted new jersey police and they contacted the lapd who went to his apartment to do a welfare check. police spoke with his room mates. they saw paul ciancia thursday and everything appeared okay. we understand that it was not okay. friday morning, of course, before 9:30, paul ciancia walked
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into the terminal at lax carrying an assault rifle and opened fire. the neighbours at the apartment complex in los angeles were shocked to learn he was the shooter. >> i'm just absolutely shocked. i'm trying to wrap my brain around it. i can't believe that this guy - it doesn't make sense. >> that explains why the cops were here. we saw them come in with shotgunsism. >> i'm a little taken back, which is why i'm a little speechless to know this is a guy that did what he did to the people. and my heart is just broken. >> and more on that potential motive. officials say that paul ciancia had a one-page handwritten note with him when he came to the airport. apparently the note said he wanted to kill tsa employees, that his constitutional rights from violated by their searches.
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that is the status at lax as officials continue the investigation into the terrible shooting that claimed the life of the tsa officer, and left dozens injured. >> thank you for keeping us updated. >> it's been less than a day since the leader of the pakistani taliban has been kill. a new leader has been named. khan said has been appointed the new leader. the 36-year-old is a leading member of a group responsible for the recruitment and training of suicide bombers. he is said to have no former schooling and thought to be illiterate. the former leader, hakimullah mehsud, was killed in a u.s. drone strike on friday. his body was damaged but recognisable. news of the strike spread across pakistan and reports wonder whether the strike will jeopardise talks of peace. >> as leader of the pakistani taliban, he was the most wanted
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man in pakistan. the u.s. had a $5 million bounty on his head. this is one of hakimullah mehsud's last public appearances. in a sliddio filmed in an unknown -- video filmed in an unknown location he talks to those who consider talks a way of peace. >> translation: we never refused negotiations. we believe in all talks that are serious. if the dialogue is frivolous and they ask us to lay down arms, this is not serious. >> hakimullah mehsud took over as leader of the pakistani taliban in august 2009. he won a power struggle after baitullah mehsud was killed in an attack. >> hakimullah mehsud's rise to power was dramatic. his power base numbered 8,000 fighters. when he took command, pakistani intelligence sources say it grew to 25,000 fighters. hakimullah mehsud had a
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reputation as a brutal and violent man, someone that knew how to play the media. after reports he was killed in a gun battle he held a news conference to set the record place and talk about options for the u.s. and pakistan. >> translation: america has illegally captured afghanistan. this is our top priority to end this. and remove america from the soil of afghanistan. >> his leadership of the pakistani taliban led to an upsurge in violence with attacks across pakistan, including the suicide bombing of the pearl continental hotel in peshawar in june 2009. there were regular attacks on nato supply convoys heading through the khyber pass for afghanistan. >> because of these attacks hakimullah mehsud was public enemy number one.
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he taunted the u.s., sitting beside the jordanian suicide bomber who killed seven c.i.a. agents in an attack. hakimullah mehsud's death in a drone strike came a day before peace talks were supposed to start between the pakistani government and the taliban. >> pakistan condemned the use of drones in the country, saying the strike was an attempt to sabotage peace talks with the taliban. >> a plea for help from iraq. the united nations says nearly 1,000 iraqis died in october attacks - most civilians. iraq attributes the violence to al qaeda, which is why iraq's prime minister came to the u.s. to ask personally president obama for help. >> translation: we have a common vision about all the issues we discussed when it comes to diagnosing the return of terrorism and how to count
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terrorism. >> nouri al-maliki is asking for apache helicopters and he'll fire missiles and counterterrorism support. >> germany and brazil are asking the u.n. to adopt a resolution ending electronic spying. the move comes after the u.s. was accused of spying on the data of those countries. the resolution is expected to be voted on later this month. >> n.s.a. leader edward snowden is speaking up and reaching out. the germans are interested in bringing him to berlin if he tells them about the surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel. >> david chater reports from moscow. >> edward snowden shows every sign of going native. the snapshot showing him enjoying a river cruise in moscow.
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he held a meeting with an mp from the green party. he said their discussions were revealing. at a press conference the mp said edward snowden would about willing to go germany as a witness to the bugging of angela merkel's phone by the u.s. >> translation: he told me he could imagine coming to germany if it was clear he could remain here in safety. this means granting free passage and asylum. the interior minister could offer this and fulfil the moral obligation to help him. >> it's reported edward snowden is starting a job in st. petersburg as a technical advisor to russia's version of facebook. he may not be happy with the news that the federal security service in moscow is being given powers to intercept telephone and internet communications. >> translation: it was a warm meeting with the german mp. held at edward's initiative.
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the new powers given to russia's intelligence services prompted a protest from one of the biggest telekom companies. it will violate citizens right to confidential correspondence. >>. >> it's going to be serious, especially in next year's winter olympics in russia. i'm talking about not only telecommunication, wi-fi, laptops and smartphones. 90% of passwords. >> it's been alleged that the g20 summit, the russians handed out flash drives, mobile phone charges, with trojen war software to spy on communications. >> a spokesman for vladimir putin dismissed reports as an attempt to divert attention from the espionage allegations levelled against washington.
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. well, top of the morning to you all. it's a beautiful morning in northumberland. across the u.k., take a look at the sunrise. gorgeous, a few sparsely scattered clouds across the sky and the sun rising. it will be a beautiful day across the north-east. a little more on the chillier sides. this time yesterday morning 70 degrees. 56. down in the capital 57. that warmer air turning in out of the south, that being the winddown later in the day. i'll tell you why. cooler air pushing in out of the north and west. it will be a chillier day. there's a couple of lippingering showers -- lingering showers with the showers pushing across the frontal portion. if you are implying out of charlotte you'll run into delays. beautiful day from the midwest to the south central plains.
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scattered showers across the great lakesment by the time the sun comes up, the storms will go away. look at the conditions in new york. on into sunday - look at the overnight row. make sure you have your jacket ready. across florida this morning, right around the jacksonville area, if you travel along i-10, keep it in mind. otherwise clear and beautiful across atlanta as we climb to a high of 69. nothing but sunshine as we push into sunday. now, in the north-west the next weather maker pushing in. we'll see rain. there's rain along i-5 down into portland and across portions of central oregon. in addition to that i'll tell you about the snow coming up later. >> a silver lining for the
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president. despite nas spi revelations and criticism of the federal reserves fell below a billion. the president used the news to shift focus away from administration scandals and back to the economy. >> our deficits are getting smaller, not bigger. on my watch they are falling at the fastest pace in 60 years. so that gives us room to fix our long-term debt problems without sticking it to the young or undermining benefit, retirement or cutting basic research that helps us grow. >> the last time the federal government ran a surplus was back in 2001. >> if you are one of the 14 million americans who has been paying for your own insurance, there's a chance it may be chancedly. mark schneider tells us why. >> erin cox is a self-employed skin care therapist, wife and
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mother of two with the same insurance policy the past couple of years. she was happy until she found out she was losing it. >> i was shocked. i don't think i was clear or maybe the president was not completely transparent on what was going to happen with our current plans. i had no plan on changing. >> erin doesn't have her letter at the salon. that's okay. i have mine. i go in the mid-september from my providering saying come december 31st, my health care plan will no longer be available. mark was on the advisory board for the department of health and human services when it put the affordable care act together. >> hatcher says the cancellations make sense. current health shirns policies don't meet the benefit requirements under the affordable care act. so insurers have to get rid of them and offer new ones. >> for a lot of people plans
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will renew january 1st, buts they'll see higher premiums because there's higher premiums. hatcher says it's not all bad news. people paying higher premiums because of pre-existing conditions could see premiums plum it. >> you have individuals paying $1200. going into january 1st, premiums could be $400. the problem - they can't get on the to enrol. >> erin cox got through. she didn't like what she saw. the cheapest plan was $60 for a month than what she has now. >> none of my doctors were on the plan, none of my facilities were on the plan. we are not having children. i don't need maternity - there's a lot of things i'm not getting, that i'm paying more for. >> she hopes under the affordable care act her family doesn't have to make a choice of
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making a health care premium payment or a mortage payment. >> it's estimated between 7 and 11 million people with coverage will get cancellation letters. >> next up - confronting infant mortality and the thousands of newborns that die each year. why some say obamacare may change that. >> al jazeera looks at growing old around the world. we look at the country named the worst country for seniors - as part of a 3-part serie
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>> >> america's infant mortalitiy rate is one of the worst in the developed world. america is 4th in the global ranking of infant mortalitiy. 25,000 infants don't survive the first year because of premature births or complications. mortalitiy has dropped but some states are struggling to keep babies alive. alaba
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alabama's rate is 25% higher than other states. the affordable care act could change that preventing premature deaths. >> bailey davis has been lying in the incubator fighting for her life. she was born four months early and weighs less than 2 pounds. >> every time we leave the hospital we think, "maybe she won't be here when we come back in the morning", she's little >> bailey is 19-year-old ariel's first trial. the week ahead are crucial. bailey's chances are better. her care is paid for by her grandfather's health insurance. in alabama 519 babies die before their first birthday last year. state health officials say it's more than in years past. >> alabama's infant mortalitiy rate is second only to missouri.
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>> according to the department of public health a lack of insurance is a main contributor. >> the doctor heads the neonatal perry natal department at birmingham. >> i think it's the availability of prenatal care that is problem the bottom line. >> the alabama department of public health says women without private health insurance have more than twice that of mothers covered. president obama says it would be an improvement over medicade. the program that many poor people depend on. >> it can be a game changer for a large population of patients who do not have insurance, or feel as though they cannot afford insurance. in some of alabama's poor areas,
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poor health, addiction and violence have been problems for decades - the same problems facing other poor neighbourhoods in america. erica knows what living without health care is like. she and her 4-year-old daughter live here. she's been homeless and lost a newborn living in the shelter. counselling. a lot of people need counselling. they can't get what they need unless they have insurance. >> outreach is key to lookout sheltering infant mortalitiy. >> community housing, community workers, any available avenues. >> as 2-week-old bailey hangs on to life. her mother believes the only reason she has a chance in the world is because of insurance. >> insurance is taking care of
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her. if we didn't have it, i don't know what we'd do. >> professionals watch the feet, fighting to give the little girl a chance to live a long life. . by 2010 the united states had a higher infant mortalitiy rate than almost every other developed country in the world. it faired wars than countries including south korea and cuba. >> an mac and cheese makeover. kraft is revamping its recipe to remove artificial dives. the company says it will use spices instead of yellow number 5. but the change does not affect craft elbow macaroni and cheese, which will continue to have the famous yellow-orange colour. >> for the first time in four decades public school students
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in the south and west live in poverty. when they are hungry it makes it hard to learn. we look at one school that is feeding students. >> at shen oak middle school outside of seattle a story unfolds in the lunchroom. eight out of 10 kids get a free lunch. a 23% jump from the start of the recession. these free meals are the visible signs of low income students. 8th grade student sees the effect of poverty play out. >> it's hard to learn when you are hungry, when you don't have everything you need at home, or things are going on at home out of your control. >> these kids are not alone. more than 50% of public school students in the south and the west are now living in pav erty. 18 other states are at 14% or greater. the nonprofit foundation which studied and helped disadvantaged
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kids since 1936 says public schools hasn't been this bad since the great depression. statistically low income kids are more likely to drop out of school and less likely to go to college. >> at shen oak middle school they are developing an education model to reverse the trend. >> chinook middle school applied for and received several grants, using the money for teacher training. test scores since then have gone up, using the same teachers and staff. >> one is providing expectation for the kids, that they can do it, putting a great teacher in front of the students, day in, day out. and looking at the time of the day, to make sure you maximise the time that the kids are learning and involving the
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parents to the greater degree in the education. >> experts say funding is an important part of the equation. >> raising standards is good, but oftentimes those problems come with an injection of resources. >> many schools receive the same amount of funding or less than a decade ago. the poverty report doesn't signal all doom and cloom. it means schools have to work smarter. >> it's stuff that is already happening to create successful kids in other schools, making it available for everyone. jennifer believes in that philosophy. >> one of my favourite quotes is it's going to be hard, but it will be worth it. i think if they leave here knowing that, you know, life will not always be easy and everyone has their own challenges. if you try and work hard you can achieve success. >> a lesson working despite the
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obstacles. >> saying "i don't", the fight in one country to end the practice of forced child brides and why it's difficult to change. a rare moment for stargazers, why millions of people tonight have their eyes to the skype. >> i'm mark morgan, a litmus test for the brooklyn nets, going toe to toe with the defending champs.
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request welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford and these are the top stories we are following: terminal 3 remains a crime scene as police investigate the shooting that left gerardo i. hernandez dead. 23-year-old suspect paul ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and began shooting.
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paul ciancia is in hospital after being shot by airport police. >> the taliban has a new leader, khan said named less than a day after the most wanted man hakimullah mehsud was killed in a drone strike. >> getting old is a fact of life. around the world it's taking its toll on people over 65. most national economies are not prepared to care for their elderly, who make up the bulk of their citizens. >> jane ferguson profiles afghanistan, ranked the worst country in the world for theedly r -- the elderly. >> for the elderly life here is tough. according to a survey afghanistan a the worst country to grow old in. in kabul it's common to see elderly men working. their children don't have the income to support them. >> this is where kabal's elderly
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find out how many they'll get in their pension. if they work for the state they are entitled to cash. they'll look at the details on the list. some get as little as $10 a month. >> few are lucky to get anything from the state. the culture in afghanistan leaves responsibility for the elderly to their children. for many, that means a small amount of food. most are like khoda dawd. he is not sure how old he is - perhaps 65. for him age does not matter. he must work to survive. it's gruelling labour, chopping wood. he gets less than $2 for chopping over half a tonne of logs. >> translation: this is the $0.70 i made so far. that's today's work. god is greats. maybe by the evening i'll make another $1.80, i'll pay $0.35 to take the bus home. with the rest i'll buy a kilo of
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potatos and bread and we'll eat it for dinner. tomorrow i will come again. >> he doesn't blame the government, saying they have their own problems. >> translation: the government cannot stand on their own feet. they are taking help from other countries, how can they help their people if they cannot help themselves, how can they help the population. can they do that. >> khoda dawd lives in the outskirts of the city, in a poor district. today at home there's not much to eat. his wife knows there won't be that much if khoda dawd can't work. to her it's a brutal reality she accepts. >> translation: if you don't have an income, you must die, she laughs. death comes early, most die around the same age of khoda dawd and his wife. those surviving longer - their final years are a struggle
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against conditions rarely seen elsewhere in the world. >> in part 2 of our series on the world's elderly harry fawcett looks at south korea, where the population is ageing faster than anywhere else in the world. find outside here on al jazeera on sunday. >> battle at the border - turkish police fire tear gas at demonstrators protesting a wall along the turkish-syrian border. residents accuse the government of discriminating on kurdish families on both sides of the border. >> girls as young as eight are forced to marry older men. as we explain, outlawing the yemeni condition won't be easy. >> when nora was 11, she was
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forced to marry a man who was 35. she suffered years of physical and psych logical abuse. she's a leading activist fighting to ban child marriages. >> i was an innocent chime. i was poor. when they got me new clothes i felt great happiness. everything changed. my husband was an alcoholic. when he took off his clothes, you can imagine what would happen to a child. >> nora fled her abuse you've husband only to be turned back by her parents. she suffered miscarriages and internal bleeding. a traumatising experience that affected her and her three children. she has been taking anti-depressants for years. >> because of all i went through i feel scared when i think about my daughter. i don't want her to marry, i want her to continue studies.
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she has not been able to forget the beatings i suffered for years. >> after a long legal battle nora has been granted a divorce. her terrible experience and determination to ban child marriages seems to have finally paid off. members of the organization drafting yemen's constitution say the charter sets the minimum anal for marriage -- age for marriage at 18. some clerics and mps say they'll block the motion. >> translation: we don't have problems relating to child marriages. most are fabricated. >> a wedding in the capital. a relative of the bride pays tribute to her and her tribe. then a poet praising the groom.
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weddings in yemen are not always this happy. >> this is a country where marrying young girls to older men is a common practice. we may not know the exact numbers, because yemen is a conservative society, and anyone that speaks out against marriage may find themselves rejected by their families. >> here in old country a storyteller praises yemen's past. it's the present that will shape the future. a future where underage marriage will finally be considered a crime. >> human rights watch estimates 14% of girls are married by the time they are 15. speaking of marriage president obama is putting his support behind the marriage equality bill in hawaii. the hawaii state senate approved a measure on wednesday to stall a vote on gay marriage.
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the house was supposed to vote on friday, as many as 4,000 turned out to testify, delaying the vote. if passed hawaii will be the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. >> rule changes for the games broadcast on televisions. the fcc is considering removing a rule requiring sporting events to be blacked out under certain conditions. the rule was issued to ensure that broadcast of sports games did not hurt local ticket sales. the scc share said: >> the chair did say eliminating black outs won't prevent cable and satellite providers from blacking out certain sporting events.
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>> and speaking of sports, mark morgan is here. we tip things off with an early season showdown in the nba. >> it may not be a full-fleged rivalry, but the nets made an early season statement letting ley bron james and the heat know they'll be a major factor in the eastern conference. they took the court. kevin garnett not much of a factor. kj three of 11, but grabbed seven boards. the nets with a 9-point lead. paul pierce with 19. and a jumper. timed with jill johnson for the high scoring honours. miami fell behind as many as 13 before making a run. lebron james cutting the deficit. the nets hold on to win 101 to 100. the heat lost two straight for
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the first time since the last january. >> look at griffin here, he'll time the move and smothered john felman's shot. look you kids that's help defense. morgan, help defense. griffin had 20 points and 17 boards. six minutes left. kings by two. chris paul for three. paul, three of five. later in the fourth la up by one, paul with a lob to deand re jardan, 26 points, 10 assist, a third straight double, double. clips win it. >> turning to the nhl. semon varlamov was back on the ice just two days after he was arrested on third degree assault charges after he allegedly kicked his girlfriend in the chest and dragged her by the fair. after posting $5,000 bond, semon varlamov was given permission to travel with the team to dallas. he has a restraining order to
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prevent him seeing his girlfriend. the coach started semon varlamov against the stars. he stopped 27 of 29 shots. the avalanche approving to one and 11. usc continues its climb to respectability since lane kipen was dismissed after the 3 and 2 start. the troejans facing oregon state. first place from scrim ig. watch cody looking for someone deep. finding mark eastly, he's so wide open he's lonely. ucs up 7-0. viva is on the move. shaun manion connects with cookes. oregon state down 14-7. second quarter tied at 14. allen scoring a touchdown. 133 yards on 16 trogans.
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now, a top 10 match up in talahasi highlights the college football schem. thirdly-ranked florida state and 7th ranked miami. we spoke with graham watson, yar hoos' sports writer. >> i think miami is a good team. they are undefeated. florida state shows that they are superior to a lot of the competition on the schedule. you'll see the same. the key to the game is to make miami one dimensional. they will be in a lot of trouble. if florida state limits miami's run game, they'll be better off and will win. >> your missouri tigers lost. can they bounce back and beat tennessee, and get back on track to get the scc title game.
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>> i think this is a game they can win. tennessee having to play a quarterback game. this is a good bownes back game for them. tennessee is a good team. playing on the road they'll have trouble, and missouri has everything in front of it. they have everything to play for. i see them doing well and getting back on track and preparing for the scc east. >> illinois managed to ply under the radar. with the quarterback putting up monster numbers, 3,000 yards, 26 touchdowns, any chance he can sneak into the highsman race. >> this same conversation about jordan lynch last year. problem is he puts up amazing numbers, but does so against bad competition. it's not his fault. it's who they play. i think he is a terrific quarterback, he has all the skills to be a highsman contender. he's passed and rushed for
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touchdowns and caught one. i don't think he'll have enough juice to push him into new york. >> that is a great point. we are not going to see organ or alabama. these two teams look to be on a collision course. any chance either falls short in this chase? >> i think we are going to see a lot from the teams next week. oregon play stanford next thursday, and alabama saturday. i think that those two games are going to be telling in the two schedules, and they could be the most dangerous for both teams. oregon have a couple of games to trip them up. next weekend is the one everyone will look out for to see if they can get over the hurdles. i think the teams are on a collision course for the national title. >> i'm mark morgan, that's a wrap for your morning sports.
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>> a final farewell for an american space hero. families, friends and dignitaries pay respects to scott carpenter who died on october 10th, carpenter was the second american to orbit the earth following john glen who is scheduled to speak at the memorial service. >> star gazers around the world will bare witness to a rare hybrid solar eclips. leon joins us, senior astro fizz shift with the harvard smithsonian center for astro fizz six. thank you for joining us. what exactly is a hib rid solar eclipse? >> yes. first of all, i should explain what an eclipse is. an eclipse of the sun happens when the moon in its orbit around the earth passes between
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us and the sun. so it seems to cover up the sun. now, despite appearances, the sun and the moon are not the same size. the sun is actually 400 times bigger than the moon and is 400 times further away. so it's just a - an amazing coincidence that they look the same size. >> the amazing coincidence, i'd tlov see -- love to see it, and where in the u.s. will it be seen. >> you won't be able to see totality from the u.s. what you will see is a partial eclips. you'll be able to see the end of this event from the east coast of the united states. when it comes up, when it rises the eclipse will be in progress. you'll see, if you look with e
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precautio precautions, you'll see the sun with a piece of it cut out. >> why are these rare. you said if i look with proper precautions, why are solar eclipses like this rare? >> eclipses in generalar rare. because of the geometry of the event. the sun and moon have to line up perfectly, and you get a small strip of land on the surface of the earth, where the event looks total. this particular event - the moon is at just the right distance from the sun, that it's going to start out as an annular eclipse, where the sun is not completely covered over, and it will turn into a total eclips as the path of totality moves across the face of the earth.
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it will be a total eclipse from central africa and from the atlantic ocean. >> from central africa, we won't be able to see it from our headquarters in new york. >> thank you so much. >> senior astro physicist joining us live from boston. >> the cultural holiday that remembers family and friends who die. why the day of the dead is a time for celebrating life.
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we want to take you back to one of our top stories, the pakistani branch of the taliban has a new leader, khan said was named less than ta day after pakistan's most wanted man was killed in a u.s. drone strike. we have our correspondent live in pakistan on this story. what do we know about the new leader?
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>> what we know is he was a close confidante of hakimullah mehsud, killed in a drone strike and was responsible for operations in south waziristan. the agency say this borders north waziristan, where hakimullah mehsud was killed. it's an area with a large pakistani military presence. but hakimullah mehsud was able to carry out attacks. i should say although he's been responsible for a lot of violence in pakistan, many believe he may be slightly more moderate than his predecessor and may be inclined to engage in peace talks with the pakistani government, something the government is due to do with the taliban. >> you mentioned he may be more moderate. what does the change in the leadership mean for peace talks
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between pakistan and the taliban? >> yes, it's interesting you point out the word moderate. moderate with conditions, in the sense that he may be open to dialogue. he's unafraid to carry out violent attacks against the pakistani state or government. he's not one to shy away from attacks in which civilians die. when it comes to the ideology that pakistan has, they want to impose an islamic califate and get rid of the government that they see as a puppet of the united states, the violence may not diminish. we do think this man may engage in peace talks with the government. that means is that they can come up with an agreement to end the violence that plagued pakistan
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for so long. >> thank you for joining us this morning. good morning to you all in new york city. the sun rose 27 minutes past the hour in santo dom inko it rose 40 minutes past 6 o'clock am. look - a beautiful day across the country side. we are looking at a few clouds and the kumual us clouds show that it will be a gorgeous day. look at the radar and satellite. not looking at storms to contend with. it's been a quiet hurricane season. it looks to stay that way. it's chillier across the home front than this time yesterday. 70 degrees in new york city. we are in the '50s. 30 in denver, 55 in seattle and
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the rain is coming down. we have lingering showers across the east coast, down in florida, back to coastal georgia and north carolina. it will push offshore as we track into the next 24 hours. the rain is coming down across coastal washington. it's a slow along the i-5. if you travel, take it easy. snow will push across the inner mountain west. that's why we have a winter storm, a warning in effect, and we can see anywhere from five to 10 inches of snow. >> meanwhile the day of the dead - a mexican tradition honouring friends and family who died. celebrations include the story of a woman who dresses in white. al jazeera's rachel lemon reports on the push to preserve her legend. >> it's a legend sending chills through mexicans half a
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millennium later. a tragic tail of what happened when the country was concurred by spain. re-enacted on the banks of the canal where the aztec empire once stood. one indigenous woman enslaved decides to kill her own children rather than give them up. frantic with guilt, she drowns herself. >> she's an integral part of the mexican culture. we see her cry at least once. we tell her story. when people hear her wail, they are not frightened, but try to understand her pain. >> the wailer spends eternity screaming, reminding others of the spanish conquest. >> a hunting tail performed in different version, when mexicans honour loved ones no longer
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living. >> translation: in mexico there's a lot of insecurity. the only certainty is death. that's why it's important to preserve the tradition. the mexico city government is trying to protect the legend, making it part of the cultural inheritance, a move many welcome. >> the only way to preserve the traditions is to participate. they are beautiful, we need to protect them. >> for generations to come mefl cans will hear the haunt k, welcoming cry. >> at the end of our first hour, here is what we are following this morning. tsa agent gerardo i. hernandez was killed and others injured in the friday shooting at los angeles international airport. the gunman has been identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia. terminal 3 is closed.
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>> a new taliban leader has been named in pakistan. khan said takes over for hakimullah mehsud, who was killed friday in a u.s. drone strike. and president obama promises iraqi prime minister nouri al-maliki's support in fighting al qaeda after meeting at the white house. >> i'm mark morgan, the nfl players' association is investigating whether hazing caused a mim adolphin's player to leave the team. >> al jazeera america conditions and we are back in 2.5 minutes.
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the suspect behind the deadly shooting at lax - we are learning more about the man and his motives to open fire at the los angeles international airport. a new taliban chief named a day after a drone strike killed the former leader. >> a plea from edward snowden to the u.s. government - stop treating him like a traitor. hello, welcome to al jazeera america. parts of los angeles
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international airport still closed 24 hours after a deading shooting. police are trying to figure out why paul ciancia took out an assault rifle, killing a tsa agent and wounding others. it was suggested he had an antigovernment sentiment and targeted the tsa. >> brian rooney has more from lax. >> sell phone video caught the moment when panicked travellers at los angeles international airport ran for the doors to get away from the gunman. police identified the gunman as 23-year-old paul ciancia of new jersey. they say he pulled on assault rifle out of a bag and began to shoot at the tsa shooting station. he seemed to be targetting employees of the administration. >> 20 yards away from the escallators, looking down and shooting multiple shots, 10 plus shots towards the escalator.
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>> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle and began to open fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. there was additional rounds that this gunman had. >> the fact that the officers neutralized the threat that we did, there were more than 100 rounds that could have killed everybody in the terminal. >> the tsa officers, the first in the session sis short history to die in the line of duty was declared dead at the ronald reagan u.c.l.a. hospital. police scoured the airport for hours after the shooting to be certain there were no other dangers. almost 750 flights were affected. some never left lax, others never left other cities.
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passengers cam streaming out of the lax, puming their luggage and looking for transportation. >> we were trying to find a rental car to get where we were supposed to be. >> there were reports that paul ciancia told his family they were unhope. investigators are not sure of the motive. putting the safety on airports. >> stephanie stanton joins us from lax. what is the latest information? >> well, good morning to you, terminal three is closed. passengers frying on airlines are told to contact the airlines. some of the flights were rerouted to other tomorrow unanimous, including virgin air, horizon air and jett blue. as for the suspect we are learning about a participation motive.
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officials say that paul ciancia texted his brother about a potential suicide, and yesterday morning their father contacted police in new jersey who contacted the lapd. they went to his apartment to do a welfare check and talked to his room mates who saw him on thursday, this everything appeared to be okay. we know that it was not okay. friday morning, of course, before 9:30, authorities say paul ciancia walked in the terminal and opened fire. the neighbours were shocked to learn that paul ciancia was the shooter. >> i'm absolutely shocked. i can't - i'm trying to wrap my brain around it. from knowing this guy i can't believe - it doesn't make sense. >> that explains why the cops saw me coming in with shotguns. >> i'm a little taken back. that's why i'm a little speechless to know this is the guy that did what he did to
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these people, and my heart is broken. >> and we are now learning more about the tsa officer who was killed during the shooting. he is 39-year-old gerardo i. hernandez, who had been working at lax for the past three years. his family says he was beloved by co-worker. as you can imagine the family grieving this morning. >> and they will be for a long time. an awful tragedy. >> it has been less than a day since the leader of the pakistani taliban has been killed. a new leader has been named. khan said has been appointed the new leader. the 36-year-old is a leading member of the a group responsible for the recruitment and training of suicide bombers. he's said to have no formal schooling and is not illiterate. the former leader hakimullah mehsud was killed in a drone strike on friday. his body was damaged but
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recognisable. news of the strike spread across pakistan. reports question whether the strike will jeopardise chances of piece. we have more on this story. tell us more about this new leader. what do we know about him? >> yes, high there, what we know is that khan said was a close confidante and lieutenant to hakimullah mehsud, who was killed in a drone strike on friday evening. we understand that he was responsible for the pakistani taliban's operations in south waziristan. that is an agency bordering north waziristan, which is where the drone strike occurred and where hakimullah mehsud was killed. south waziristan is important because it has a large taliban presence. khan said carried out speg tackular attacks against the
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state from this area. he's been responsible for a series of brazen attacks across pakistan, and we understand that he is somebody that the pakistani government believed may be somebody they can negotiate with the peace talks, which they have been pushing for. >> let's talk about the peace talks. what does the killing and shift in leadership mean for the peace talks between pakistan and the taliban? >> when news broke that hakimullah mehsud was killed in the u.s. drone strike the reaction was that these peace talks by the prime minister sharif said was about to happen when he was in london this week, it was pretty much thought that the peace talks were effectively over, and the pakistani taliban will never come to the table now their leader has been killed. with the election of khan said as leader of the pakistani
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taliban some believe that he may go ahead with these talks. his pred cessor is somebody who did say he would talk with the pakistani government, that there was merit in negotiating with the government to come to an agreement or solution. the reality is at this stage it's too hard to say. khan said is new in the job and many are bracing themselves for violence. >> we'll have to see what happens. thank you so much. >> battle at the border, turkish police fire tear gas at a crowd of demonstrators protesting the construction of a wall along the turkey-syria boarder. it's meant to stop people crossing the border. it's discriminating kurdish families on both sides of the border. >> the united nations says 1,000 iraqis died in october attacks.
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iraq contributes the violence to al qaeda, which is why iraq's prime minister came to the u.s. to ask president obama for help. >> translation: we have a conversation about all the issues when it comes to diagnose gs the return of terrorism and how to counter terrorism. >> nouri al-maliki is asking for american apache helicopters and hell-fire missiles and kourn terrorism support. >> a silver lining for the president. despite more spy revelations and criticism of, the federal deficit fell blown one trillion. in his weekly address the president used the news to shift focus away from the scandal and back to the economy. >> our deficits are getting faller, not bigger. on my watch they are falling at the fastest pace in years.
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it gives us room to fix problems without sticking it to young people and undermining bedrock programs or cutting research that helps us grow. >> the last time the federal government ran a surplus was in twip. >> time to check in with the metrologist. the north-west is bracing for a cool down. rain heading to the south-east. there's more to talk about. >> it will be a beautiful day across the central plains. a cooler day across the north-east and across the north-west. i tell you why we have a cooler air mass. outer of the north clouds drifting south words, and they are bringing in the cooler air with it. there's a few lingering showers across the great lakes but it expect those to diminish later in the morning into the after noon. into the south, the tail end of the frontal boundaries producing damaging winds on friday.
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it will bring rain along the i-10 along the jacksonville area. look at the terms. 56 in new york city. this time yesterday we were at 70, highs reaching 72. yesterday highs in new york. not that high today. by the time we reach night, temps reaching 30. >> across the north-west of the next storm is on the way bringing rain and snow oi lang the i5 to portland and coastal portions of washington state. we'll deal with the threat to snow. the rain makes its way across the iper mountain west. look at the winter storm warnings. the wind as the storm pushes onshore out of the west. look at the temperatures. '50s today, 40s sunday. by the time we track into monday, cloudy. the rain will end, we'll be back
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in the mid 40s. >> rebuilding after massive wildfires, it's a daunting task. some scientists in chicago are taking on the challenge. they are working to improve the resilience of plants affected by wildfires. we have a report on seeds of success. >> when a wildfire ignites, containment is the first priority. record high temperatures, coupled with dry weather whipped up more than a dozen major wild fires in colorado. what happensens once the fire is extinguished could be the difference between fuelling more wildfires and preventing them. this is the site of the june 2012 pyne ridge wildfire. >> it burnt 14,000 acres in the course of a few days. one day in particular. 10,000 acres burnt. >> andrew camer is a
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conservationalist scientist. >> a consolation after a wildfire is the problem with endangered species, chi grass is one thing, but it helped to carry the wildfire further than it would have. >> before its presence the fire cycle was anywhere from 40 to 100 years. ecosystems now burn every 3-5 years. restoring the habitats is a critical step in reduce gs the frequency of wildfire. it's a reason receding with plants is a top priority for the bureau of land management. >> we'll pull the seeds out. we'll see if they are ready for collection. >> working with the seeds of success. blm botanist and her squad of interns take to the colorado fields to gather and ensure the next generation of plant lie. >> the idea that we'd put the
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seed into seed storage so it would be viable for a couple of hundred years. the goal is to collect between 20 and 20,000 seeds. they'll inventory all the native plants for future use. >> the seeds are sent to seed banks like this at the chicago botanical guard ep. >> most people are not aware of the acres that burn and the millions of pounds of seed that goes out. a lot of times it's sown by helicopter. the areas are inaccessible dropping seed on the scorched earth with the hope it will go back and be a thriving community in the future. >> in this lab about 1500 collections representing several hundred species are banked. more than 100 different seeds are preserved here. it's a deposit made by plant
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scientists and agency suggests protecting human and wildlife in the absence of a rainy day. >> ready, september, click. something you say during the holiday season. they are here. they are not boys or girls. a third gender officially recollectioned for babies.
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germany and brazil are angry over spy allegations by the n.s.a. and are ask the united nations to adopted a resolution asking for the illegal collection of personal data, saying it constitutes a highly intrusive actment it will be voted on later this month. edward snowden may have found refuge in russia, that doesn't mean the u.s. is not on his mind. he has appealed to washington to stop treating him like a traitor. the message was in a letter addressed to german chancellor angela merkel. he called the n.s.a. - this is a quote - accused them of
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systematic vialition af law by my government that created a moral duty to act. joining us now to dissect how the information is being received in germany. a correspondent for the weekly magazine. thank you for joining us from washington d.c. >> good morning. >> talk about this letter from edward snowden. what do you make of the letter? >> edward snowden wrote the letter and provided it to a member of the german parliament. a well-known left activist. he made it personally, travelled to moscow, the first politician to meet edward snowden in moscow. and he asked edward snowden to writ it down. germany is investigating n.s.a.'s activities. edward snowden would be a perfect witness to testify in front of a parliamentary inquiry.
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edward snowden said he would be willing to come to germany but is asking for legal status that secures his future. >> how realistic do you think that is? can you see it happening? >> i don't expect it to happen in real life. it's a symbolic act, a gesture from him. it puts pressure on the german government. on the one hand it shows that we try to find out everything about n sa. activities. we learn about n.s.a. hacking, and several posts within the n.s.a. in germany. there's a lot of things that should be discovered. on the other hand this put germany into a position similar to russia, nothing that the german government could want. that harmed the german relationship more. it's a big burden. it's a symbolic act, but something that is complex. >> let's talk about a symbolic
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act. do you think the letter, the resolution that germany is requesting from the u.n., to basically put a ban on electronic surveillance. do you think that is symbolic as well? >> yes, this is a symbolic gesture, everyone knows at the united nations there's spying, not just the united states, nevertheless, it's an important act to demonstrate that this is unacceptable for the sovereignty of states and president obama assured this week that the n.s.a. is not monitoring the united nations communications. we see an outfall of that. it's a symbolic act of great importance. >> the german public seems to want some action taken. behind the scenes do you see signs of trouble between angela
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merkel and president obama. do you see any signs of anything going on there, any real trouble. >> i would say it's a lost laugh. remember, when the first to head -- - first headlines popped up in late june, early july, that the n.s.a. is tapping phone calls. angela merkel declined it all. president obama assured her if i want to know something i'll call her. i don't need an intelligence agents. she brought it. she spend her interior minister to washington who met with joe biden. they said there was no such affair. three months afterwards it was all not true. the chancellor has been monitored and targeted for a decade. this is extremely disappointing on a personal level and is important for the german-u.s. relationship. the biggest burden since world
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war ii. >> thank you so much. senior correspondent joining us. thank you very much. >> an estimated one in 2,000 children born neither a boy nor a girl are considered intersects. germany is the first country to recognise this third gender. >> born neither a boy or girl, daniela spent her life in fear, pain and shame all because of doctors' decisions. she's trying to make sure the same doesn't happen do anyone else. >> i was born with ambiguous genitalia. doctors couldn't tell if i was a boy or girl. at 2.5 months they cast rated me, threw my testicles in the garbage bin. they cut my gen tall when i was two to make me look like a girl. doctors lie to me and my
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parents. >> fewer than one in 1,000 babies are born with no clear gender determining characteristics. hospitals carry out operations like danielas, and the protesters want a law that stops that. >> all the new law does is allow parents to select blank instead of male or female on birth certificates. germany's green party proposed the change, but admit parents could be pressured to operate. >> translation: we need to raise awareness in hospitals, ensuring parents are not pushed to make decisions that their children will blame them for. we need to wait until the child is grown up so they can decide themselves whether to change something. >> as the law takes effect there are questions as to what it will mean to live with no defined sex. australia allows this.
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germany is widening the gender debate. >> it's not clear what impact the change has on marriage laws in germany. marriage is defined as between a man and a woman. civil partnerships for same sex couples. >> a federal judge has opened the way for horse slaughter houses to operate. he threw out a lawsuit. companies want to ship horse meat to countries where it's consumed by humans or used as animal feed. >> the australian government is deciding whether to allow a take over of an agricultural issue. >> along australia's east coast farmers are worried. the grain industry is at a
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crossroads. the company that has a near monopoly, graincorp, is on the point of being sold to buyers in the united states. >> selling off a cool piece of infrastructure with the market share, selling it to a foreign intity is a big concern. >> reg u laters approved the sale. the final decision rests with australia's finance minister. he's under pressure. a part of tony abbott's message is that australia is open for business. he leads a right of center coalition government and his junior partner and national party is against the sale. it represents farmers worried costs will live and influence decline if the big industry player is in foreign hands and claims australia's food security is at risk. >> it's against the farmers' interest and a fair return at the farm gate. >> others welcome the investment
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of the american company archer daniel midlands. >> we are swapping one owner for another. adm is willing to bring more money to invest in dysfunctional upcoming facilities in new south wales. if the deal is opposed on political grounds, we are sending a signal to agribusiness investors globally that australia is not open for investment. >> foreign companies are bigger buyers of australian farming assets. >> two huge cattle barns have been sold to indonesians. block the adm scale and you scare off a big chunk of the market. >> to refuse the application would be devastating for the message it will send to foreign investors. >> those supporting the sale say companies will operate under australian law. risks are overstated. >> unusually for a developed country agriculture is a chunk
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of australia economy. deals are scrutinized and farmers hold sway. the graincorp sale is a test. will the free market prevail or will a deal be blocked because foreigners mount a take over >> walmart is not waiting until the halliday seen starts. it's is kicking off online deals on electronic items and toys. they are usually reserved for blat friday. there's more pressure to do well. >> the government sat down shoppers' confidence and many scaled back on purchases heading into the holiday shopping season. >> international adoptions. under the microscope. calls for change as parents cope with the changes of raiding a child. >> i'm mark morgan. a look at brooklyn nets, as they
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go toe to toe about defending champs.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. terminal 3 at lax is a crime scene as police continue to investigate the deadly shooting that left a tsa agent dead. the suspect 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into the terminal, removed an assault rifle from the bag and started shooting. he is in custody having been shot several time by airport police. the pakistani taliban has a new leader. khan said was appointed to head the group a day after the formal leader was kill. hakimullah mehsud was killed in a u.s. drone strike on friday >> edward snowden wants the u.s. to stop treating him like a traitor. that's what he said in a letter to angela merkel, which was given to a german politician. he has been recruited by germany in relation to angela merkel's
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phone tap. >> a washington state couple were sentenced to 25 years in prison for their daughter. their home was described as a house of horrors. it has people demanding nor over site after adoption takes place. >> hannah williams lived an isolated life in rural north-west washington. she was homeschooled. few knew she lived here. no one knew how old she was. by the time she was discovered hypothermia and starvation killed her. there were no indepth home visits in the five years she lived with the williams' family. >> one challenge is once a child is legally adopted the parents have constitutional rights that that is their child. the state has very little opportunity to enter into any interference or into the home
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unless there is a complaint of abuse or neglect. >> roberts is exploring election providing indepartments follow up and support for families after an adopted child comes home. >> whoah. >> sara is a successful adoptive parent. she is shocked by the death of hannah williams and would welcome follow up visits. >> i think there's a good opportunity to make things stricter. i don't see what the risk is. to me it's a good idea. >> adoption is going through major issues requiring fresh attention. fewer infants are available. more families are adopting older children. they have histories of trauma, with problems that may not show up for years to come. >> i want to remember most of our families and children are doing well. again, since we are seeing older
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children coming home, perhaps it's a particularly good idea to increase oversight with the older children and those families. for now, what is coming is new reforms requiring agencies to have screening and place. . what is missing for swashz state and other states is a consistent way to follow up with families after the adaption process, providing support for families and keeping kids safe. . joining us now is the president of the donaldson adaption institute, a nonprofit organization trying to improve policies and lives. thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me on. >> absolutely. you co-authored a study released bid your institute suggesting that adoption is changing in many ways. in particular the children being
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adopted. can you tell us more about that. >> sure, the study is called a changing world. anyone can go to the adoption we did a first independence study, examination of intercountry adoption to see what it looks like, whether it's the same or changing, whether the policies or practices in place are the right ones or whether we need to re-examine them. the conclusion we reached is it's changing rapidly, and extensive ways and the laws and policies and practices are not up to date. we need to re-examine them to serve the population we have because the system was set up for a different population. >> what would be the overarching takeaway? they would need to change in what way - more oversight? >> the bottom line is that more
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and more of children adopted internationally are older, have special needs. we need better information for the parents that are adopting, because they don't always know what to do with children. they don't always have solid medical records. we have to give them the services and supports that they need to succeed. love will not conquer all. placing a child from an institution into a family does not solve the issues or resolve the challenges that that child may bring with her or him. we need to provide services and support. your piece talked about monitoring. we need to do a better job monitoring. if we give family services support information, the wherewithal to deal with the issues in the family we'll have to do less monitoring and children will be in a better place. >> our story mentioned that ontoia reported that there
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aren't as many babies, children are adopted older. does that mean they spend pore time in an orphanage. what affect does that have on them? >> a principle finding is children are spending more time in institutions and orphanages. institutionalisation for children is damaging almost no matter what, even if there's a good institution. family care serves children's needs better. children with iq points in institutions they lose, they have developmental delay, all sorts of issues. many are resolved with better care. the longer they are in the institutions the more severe the problems can become and the harder it becomes to take better care of them and help to resolve the issues. >> the whole point is to take good care of these children.
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>> for a first hand account of international adoption, eliana, janice and harry gold water, a family that has gone through the process. eliana was adopted. the second time she's been with the gold-water family, they are in washington dc. thank you for joining us. eliana, i want to start with you. i know you are strong and intelligent. thank you so much for joining us. >> of course. >> tell us about the difficult time you have been through and what it took for you to end up in the united states? . >> i was adopted in russia. i lived in russia until i was nine. i had an abusive first beginning. my birth mather passed away and i was left mother left. my birth father was an alcoholic. i was taken away.
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i lived in an orphanage. it was better, but i was lacking a family. i was brought to america. i get the waterberg, the first family i was supposed to be adopted by. they had multiple kids. i was trying to find myself and during that time i was with him i could not find myself. i was shut down. i didn't know how to express myself or what was the perfect way for me to express myself. i'd been through a lot. and during the process of having the difficulties follow along with me i was able to find my family, where they found me. it's been a journey. there has been a lot of bumps in the row. the best thing to do is not avoid it, go through it with them. they've been very supportive. we are a family, and the key is
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to have a family and a wonderful family now. >> you clearly do and pictures of you and your stepfather are adorable. talk to me about what it was like to be removed from a family at a young age. you described a difficult time. was there a moment - you thought, "this is it my family i'm here to stay." did it cross your mind you'd leave the family? >> no, it did not cross my mind. i considered myself a survivor, and through the time i was with that first family i knew something was missing. i definitely did. it didn't feel right. it didn't seem to me like what a family was supposed to be like. i didn't feel the love, what i had imagined in my lifetime of a family being like. i never expected them to sit me down and tell me i'd get a divorce and i'd find a new family, i knew it wasn't it.
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i was seeking for something more. it was very hard. i felt a lot of shame and i felt i did something wrong throughout. it's a process. it's a healing process. >> you have been through a lot. let's talk to your real family now. you have nooen eliana since she was nine. i see you look at her with pride as she presents and carries herself. how did she come into your family? >> we decided to adopt a child in the winter of 2001. we had three children at the time, and our oldest was graduating from high school. so we knew we had room for one more. what we decided was we wanted to stay in birth order, and since we had two boys and a girl we decided we would adopt a younger
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girl. so we had our home study done. we did our training and preparation and began our search. we were blessed when we found eliana in new york in need of a family. we met her in october. she came home 12 years ago tomorrow. every year we celebrate on november 3rd, the day that she >> that she came home. fantastic. >> what would you say to parents. people who want to be parents that are considering adoption, but they see some of what is going on with international adoptions, what would you say to them. >> i'd say they have to learn something about the process, so really i think a lot of things that go on with normal development adelaide normal
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development are not the same in the adoption process. i think they have to find out about how trauma affects children in general. just not in the adoption process. you know, the story doesn't seem to be about - you know what goes on in adoption. the services that you are talking about, absent for older children - they are just not absent for children who are adopted. they are absent for any children in general in america who get to be between 17, 23 years old. there's an absence of kind of contact and how to educate these children that have delay, and how to integrate them into society if they are not in the - you know, go through high school, take the sat, go to
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clem. this is not - this is not the track that these children are necessarily on. and... >> so you have to be prepared for whatever may come. >> right. when parents adopt children, omeder chin, they thick this -- older children they think they'll go on the track. that's the way we are raised or society thinks about it in terms of tv, families. it's not the way life is. >> no, it's not. >> for a lot of kids. >> the goldwater family, eliana, jaanize and harry. thank you. if you can stay close i have a question through adam, president of the donaldson adoption institute. as you listening to the gold-water family, it's clear they were meant to be a family, but it was a terrible road for eliana to get there.
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harry makes a great point about being prepared for what you are getting into. that's for any parent, whether you are adopting or not. what is some of the take away you got from the situation that brought this family together? >> i was thinking about that right at the beginning of your segment. there are families, and it breaks our hearts who mistreat children who are biological families. we don't conclude - we have to monitor biological families. we should take the opportunities to protect children. my thought is that. we don't have systems in place to help the family - sufficient systems in place to provide support and services for families for children who need them. when we look at a study like the one we did and determine there's a population of children at risk. because they are older. many have special needs. we have a population.
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we can define that. we don't have to find them. once we know, isn't it incumbent on us to give the families what they need to succeed. >> i would agree and i am sure the goldwaters do. >> thank you all for you your time. thank you for sharing your story. >> thank you. >> a great weekend weather across most of the country with a look at the forecast. >> good morning. well, it's going to be a beautiful day across the north-east. a frontal boundary pushing through. the front is offshore. it's cooling down behind the font. minneapolis coming in, chilly with temperatures of 30. 56 in new york. this time yesterday we pushed 70 degrees in our nation's capital. new york city expected to climb to a high of 66.
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washington d.c. at 67 - a lot cooler by tomorrow. >> behind it the winds are pushing in out of the north and out of the west. you see scattered showers. a lot not reaching the ground. it's cloudy to start the day into pennsylvania, by the end of the day the clouds will break and the sun will come out. it will be a lovely day. i think the showers are done. we'll see sunshine into sunday, look at the cool-down with the wind pushing out of the north and west. sunday night grab a jacket. across the north-west rain along the side. if you travel from seattle down into portland along the coastal portions of the pacific north-west and snow as we head into the overnight hours. make sure you take it easy along
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i-90. showers stay in the forecast into tomorrow, and sunshine as we head to work on monday. >> thank you. potential rule changes for games broadcast. the fcc is considering removing a rule requiring sporting events to be blacked out. the rule was issued to prevent the broadcast of the game hurting local ticket sales. it was said in a memo: >> time to turn it over to mark morgan. the nba takes center stage. lebron james and 2-time miami heat visited brooklyn looking to put the nets in their place. the home team hoping their off season facelift would provide
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dividends. kevin, garnett, not much of a factor offensively, 3 of 11, he had 7 boards. the nets with a 9-point lead after the first. paul pierce with a jumper. tying for team high score with joe johnson. pierce 6 asifts. ray allen four off the bemp. miami - make a run and lebron for 3, taking the deficit to one. the nets with free throes from joe johnson hold tonne win 101 to 100. the heat lost two straight for the first time since last january. >> we have to play unselfish. we have to limit the turn omps, that'su that'sure -- limit the turn overs. we need to get over the mental
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age. >> the timber walls hosting kevin durant. ricky rubio running the offence, rubio 10 insists with 14 points and five steals. the timberwolves led by 15, kevin love stellar, with a double double. there's love from beyond the arc bang. this was a blow-out. minnesota held durant to 13 points. turn toing the nhl. colarado avalanche goalie semon varlamov was back on the ice two days after he was arrested on third degree assault charges after kicking his girlfriend in the chest, dragging him by the hair. after posting $5,000, he was given permission to travel with the team to dallas. semon varlamov has a restraining order to prevents him seeing his girl. the coach started semon varlamov againsts the stars, and he stopped it 27 of 29 shots in the
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win. >> the guys wanted to do well for semon varlamov. they wanted to play a strong game. i thought it was a great game for the team, and showed that we were a family and we stick together and work hard together. >> jacksonville jaguars justin blackman violated the substance abuse policy and will not be in uniform for the rest of the season. he missed the first four games due to a violation. his latest suspension beginsml. he won't be eligible to apply for reinstatement until the beginning of the 2014 season. >> there are conflicting media reports as to why jrt lost the miami dolphins, as to harassment that may have played a role. the dolphins said jonathan
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martin has been excused with a non-football injury and they support im. >> jeano atkins is out after tearing the acl in his right knee against the dolphins. this is less than a week after cincinnati lost four players to injury during the win against the jets. atkins signed a $54 million correct. >> ucs continues to make a modest crime to respectability since lane kiffen was dismissed. the trojans facing oregon state. cody kessler dropping back, looking for an open man. they waltz 71 yards for the score usc up 7-0. beeber is on the move, finding brandon cookes. second quarter tied.
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allen scores one of three touchdowns. this is an 18 yard camper. 133 yards. the trojans get win number six. now, the new york city marathon resumes tomorrow after it was pose poped last year in the wag of superstorm sandy. some of the front runners have been in central park. including jovry mutaih. he says you can't compare 2011 with noup. >> i'm feeling okay. the thoij i can compare is to compare shape is not -- the only thing i can compare is - to compare shape is not easy. >> and race officials expect 50,000 runners for tomorrow's event. rochelle and i will probably be here and not running. that's a wrap for the sports.
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>> we'll eat donuts thinking about them. >> there you go. >> speaking of junk food a change for mcdonald's happy meals. the golden arches gives kids something extra to chew on, and a lesson in life.
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the mcdonald's happy meal is well-known for the toy you get with the meal. for the next two weeks they'll swap it for books. >> for some parents a book instead of a toy in a happy male is a good idea. >> i think books will be more useful. >> it's a good idea because it's - instead of telling the kids it's about toys, it encourages literature. >> for two weeks the golden arches is replacing tas with four different children's books. earlier this year mcdonald's launched a similar promotion in england. >> critics and consumer watchdog groups have been after
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mcdonald's, not only for the traditional content of happy meals, but from marketing to kids. >> it's about mcdonald's continuing to market junk food to kids. and in doing so trying to associate their brand with helpfulness, which clearly is anything but. >> mcdonald's declined an on camera interview refusing to respond to the criticism, pointing to a press release, announcing a plan to distribute 20 million books. the fast food giant made another announcement. in agreement with the alliance for a healthier generation, that it would no longer advertise soda with the happy meal. >> mummy blogger and mother of two young boys is not happy about books in heap meals and says parents need to take control over their kids eating habits. >> mothers, fathers need to be aware that things are not
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changing, it is what it is and you have to educate yourself to know that this is really not the kind of food that should be going into our children's bodies. >> mcdonald's slashed media spending on promoting happy males. the company spent $95 million compared to 57.4 in 2012 and 23.7 million in the first half of 2013. consumer groups say it's not enough. >> mcdonald's can stop undermining parental authority. a move unlikely. >> stephanie stanton, al jazeera, los angeles.
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