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>> welcome to al jazeera america, i'm del walters. these are the stories we're following for you. president mohammed morsi is on trial, and he tells the judge he is still the country's legitimate president. secretary of state john kerry tried to smooth things over with saudi arabia, and new details on the man who was involved in the shooting at lax. >> a trial that divided a nation has adjourned almost as quickly as it began. thdefiant mohammed morsi appearg
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in trial today. refusing to wear the required uniform but also announcing he's still the country's president. >> reporter: supporters of the deposed president mohamed morsi outside of the police academy where the former leader is on trial. they say he was forced from office illegally. and they demand the charges against him be dropped. mohammed morsi is charged with inciting others to commit murder. 20,000 members of the security forces are on the streets of cairo determined to make sure the trial goes ahead. the public opinion about it is polarized. >> god will be on our side. the court will issue a verdict
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that will be for the sake of egypt and the egyptians to more forward. morsi was not fair at all. >> this trial has nothing to do with being fair or unfair. the man was the president. he had the full right to do whatever he wanted, and to contact whomever he wanted. >> reporter: hundreds of people died in the 2011 revolution to force hosni mubarak from power. millions of people had high hopes when morsi became the country's first democratically elected president in june of last year. but increasingly frustrated with what they saw as his authoritarian rule, and his failure to fulfill promises, many egyptians took to the streets again. a growing wave of protest ended up with the military's decision to remove morsi from office in an act that morsi himself said is against the law. >> the difference between the trial of dr. morsi and the trial of mubarak is that mubarak has
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abundant authority. according to the law and institution morsi is the president of the rebel. this is the legal and constitutional situation right now. >> if morsi is convicted of incitement to commit murder he could be sentenced to death. al jazeera, cairo. >> meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry now working to de fuse the tensions between the the u.s. and saudi arabia. kerry is continuing his tour of the middle east. it comes after plains of holy spirit of syria, iran and the middle east peace process. >> the saudis are the senior player, if you will, within the arab world with egypt. egypt is in more of a transition, so saudi arabia's role is that much more important. the saudi's ability to influence a lot of things that we also care about, and we work together
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on. we're working together particularly on middle east peace process on syria, on egypt, and on iran. >> saudi arabia's foreign minister told kerry that they have no problem with the united states, and the two countries are busy dealing with the issues that divide them. secretary of state kerry talked to saudi arabia about iran's nuclear program as well. many took to the streets in protest while that discussion was taking place. the pakistani government said it will review every aspect of its relationship with the united states. the move comes after mehsud, the leader of the pakistani taliban, was killed in a drone strike on friday. mehsud died just as pakistan and
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taliban were begin talks to bring together the two groups. there are new details emerging about the suspect era ferrari reports. >> while a photographer snapped this picture of terrified passengers while a gunman open fired. the police say the suspected shooter, 23-year-old paul wiancia targeted transportation security organization workers. >> he made a consideration decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: ciancia also shot two others tsa officers who are now recovering.
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moments before the attack police say ciancia dropped him off at the airport, unaware of his plan. a criminal complaint said he had a duffle bag containing a smith and wesson assault rifle and at least five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter addressing the tsa directly. his former classmates are stunned by the news, remembering him as an introvert, a loaner. >> he was like a shy guy. he always kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. he didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> i'm just--i'm absolutely shocked. >> reporter: ciancia's former roommate recently moved to los angeles from a small new jersey town. >> i didn't have issues with him or anything. he was a really nice guy. a bit loner, introvert but i would never expect him to do something like this. >> reporter: the police chief is
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speaking on behalf of the suspect's family. >> we don't know what happened in l.a. we don't know and they don't well know either. they want to turn the stones over and try to find out. it's very emotional for the whole family. >> reporter: the fbi said ciancia had no previous record, and it's not clear why he targeted tsa officers. but authorities say he was ready to die in the attack. erica er ferrari, al jazeera. >> authorities say that he illegally bought his memories l.a. in the deadly mall attack in kenya, four suspects accused of entering the country illegally. they werillegally. the al-qaeda-linked group
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al-shabaagroupal-shabab claiming responsibility for the attack. reporters were interviewing a leader of the rebel group in mali, that's when they were abducted. former republican presidential candidate saying he's unhappy with how the president is comparing the roll out of the government plan with a similar law that he signed into law as governor of massachusetts. >> in massachusetts we phased in the requirements so that there was a slow roll out. that way you could test the systems as you went along to make sure there wasn't glitches. and the most important lesson that i think the president failed to learn you have to tell the american people the truth. when he told the american people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period.
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he said that time and again, he wasn't telling the truth. >> romney went on to say the economy has stalled, and the u.s. has lost international credibility since president obama was re-elected. the tea party movement has members of the g.o.p. now taking sides. we go to alabama where a special election shows the true republican divide. >> as the sun sets on the water that defines mobile, alabama, they get to work trying to win the soul of the republican party. >> i've been a fan of dee young's for a long, long time. >> he calls himself a true believer, of the conservative faction, the tea party. >> a country that god can look down on and say i'm proud of this country, but right now i don't think he's doing that. i don't think he's proud of the way we have conducted business.
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>> reporter: he's campaigning outside of a debate for this man, candidate dean young, promising to change washington with confrontation. >> i can tell you right now that barack obama does not want me to go to washington because we don't have a lot in common. there won't be a lot of bipartisanship unless these guys come to our way of thinking. >> the other republican bradley burn is backed by the party leadership and funded by corporations. his statements are far from liberal. >> we are sending far too much money to other countries who do not honor our principles. in fact, we're sending billions of dollars to countries like egypt and pakistan who are using that money to attack christians. >> but for the tea party he didn't conservative enough. and in this world bastion of the old south the republican nominee almost always goes on to to win the nomination. >> reporter: political analysts say what happens here could
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determine whether or not the federal government functions for the next year. >> republicans can come-- >> reporter: the professor said if the tea party candidate wins other republicans will decide it's safer not to listen to the republican leadership. >> it's one of the things that the tea party supporters have been effective in doing threatening if you don't tow the line we'll find someone to replace you. >> reporter: this is where the lines have been drawn. the challenger has grassroots support from the like of oglesby who promises this is the first fight but not the last. >> we have to keep on keeping on. we have been silent too long. >> the entire country will hear and feel the impact. al jazeera, washington. >> the remnants of another tropical storm heading towards
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mexico. dave warren joins us with more. >> meteorologist: yes, we're looking at that moisture from that tropical storm. it will cause problems over the next few days. we have rain coming up to texas and it's all hitting warm rare. coming down as rain now but the storm will develop and that will lead to a problem because we have cold air in north. tuesday morning to tuesday afternoon here is this storm motiving to the south, cold air to the north. a defined line between rain and snow and the potential to dump a few inches of snow as we have warm air coming up from the south. but we're trying to find that line that is the big key to the forecast here. it looks like the computer forecast showing that there is the potential to see four to six inches of snow and this line looks oh to be set up through nebraska, iowa, right through minneapolis and into minnesota. so the potential there for some
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significant snow, of course, a look at that and the national forecast coming up. >> dave warren, thank you very much. nelson mandela's life on the big screen. next on al jazeera america we'll tell but the film of the influential leader and how it debuted in south africa.
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>> al jazeera america's social media community, on tv and online. >> this is your outlet for those conversations. >> post, upload and interact. >> every night share undiscovered stories. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. here's are your headlines. secretary of state john kerry is in saudi arabia trying to mend the u.s. relationship with the middle east. police say the suspect in the los angeles airport shooting told them that he acted alone. one tsa agent was killed and three others injured when gunfighting erupted outside of the screening area. and mohammed morsi announced
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in cairo that he is still the country's president. his trial has been adjourned to january. we have more on the morsi trial, and dominick, now what happens? what are the lawyers for morsi saying? >> his lawyers are saying that they want proper access to their client and prepare the type of defense that they would present, and what could be said in his defense. to do that they need to seek permission from the prosecutor, permission to go to the prison that he was taken to today. and once they get that they will be able to go to that prison, which has 15,000 inmates inside, several hundreds members of the muslim brotherhood, but not the senior ones.
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that is what happens now for mr. morsi's point of view. >> dominick we saw morsi for the first time. was that a good thing, a bad thing as far as peace in the country is concerned, and are those demonstrators still out on the streets? >> well, the demonstrators have left the straits in the main. there is no suggestion of clashes or major clashes. >> i would say the situation is now calmer on the streets this evening this evening here in cairo, and there may be the opportunity for month protests
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tomorrow, and we have to take that with a pinch of assault. >> dominick, thank you very much. >> relatively quiet morning so far on wall street. investors holding back some ahead of the major news this week. key reports on jobs grows domesti.blackberry has decided o sell itself after all. the struggling phone maker instead said they will be replacing it's chief executive officer and get a $1 billion infusion of cash from its investors. the company made a tentative $1.47 billion offer, but had trouble raising that money. shares on blackberry is down. many oppose any changes in social security.
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6 in 10 people aged 50 and older oppose changing the way their cost of living are calculated and they are opposed to changing the retirement age. many of those recipients say they want more benefits. >> edward snowden could face a tough punishment if he ever returns to the u.s. many rejected his request for leniency. snowden was charged with espionage after leaking classified documents about the nsa surveillance program. he's currently in russia where he was granted asylum. tha film about the life of nelson mandela will soon be near you. we have the nelson family reaction. >> i'm prepared to die. >> the long walk to freedom had a tough task.
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from nelson mandela's days as a young man committed to the struggle of racial equality. the film spares no details of his 27 years behind bars. a time that history and the film proved only made the man and his cause stronger. >> your struggle, your commitment, and your discipline has has brought me to stand before you today. >> we should remember where we come from, and that this freedom was hard, and that it was won at a very, very heavy price. >> the $35 million film documents the inner works of the
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family. the film marked the day in south africans went to the polls and mandela became president of the incident. >> this story is so much bigger than me, any of us. >> mandela himself has not seen the whole film yet. the 95-year-old is being treated at home after spending three months in hospital earlier this year. but his granddaughter thinks the movie would get his seal of approval. >> it was very humble testament. i know he would really revere the movie. >> reporter: movie makers hoping that he'll get to see the film eventually. the leader admired for his life-long sacrifice. al jazeera. >> still ahead, are you living in the healthiest city in the country? next al jazeera america, what some say is the surprising key to their amazing longevity.
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>> something to think about. what does a small california town have in double with a city in coas costa rica, japan, itald greece? the healthiest places in the world. what makes those places so special? we went to the only blue zone in the u.s. to find out. >> 60 miles east of downtown los angeles you'll find the smallcy of loma linda. it's a university town that is in a blue zone, one of five places around the world where people live measurebly longer, healthier lives. >> i'm 99 years old. >> reporter: the day we metals t ellsworth, he was mowing his
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lawn and tending his garden. he had just retired after a long successful career as a heart surgeon. >> i could do cardiac surgery right now. >> reporter: then we met 84-year-old jim anderson exercising in the pool. >> it's just a great place to live. there are a lot of old people here. believe me. >> reporter: 77-year-old ida started taking spin classes two years ago when she began training for a triathlon. >> there are times when you really think that you can't move another foot. then you stop and you say, oh, yes i can, and you keep moving. >> reporter: ellsworth, jim, and ida are not just extremely active seniors, they're also seventh day adventists. a christian denomination which observes saturday as the holy day of rest. out of loma linda's population of 23,000 it's estimated nearly half are believers.
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seventh day adventists preach and practice daily regularrous exercise at any age. they also encourage eating a plant-based diet with plenty of nuts, seeds, grains, and beans. and then there's the focus on a day of rest. each week. church members faithfully observe the sabbath from sundown on friday to sundown saturday. >> it gives me a time of physical rest, and it gives me a time when i can think on spiritual things. now, if there is such a thing as eternal life, that's worth thinking about. >> for the very beginning of the denomination's focus on health, it has set seventh adventists apart from others. >> reporter: studying the seventh day adventists and longevity since the 1950s. >> an individual who a was really focused on older people
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can ride bicycles, drive cars, and so there is that ability to squaring off the mortality curve. which means that as you're aging you're not in a nursing home, per se. you're climbing mountains, doing exercise, walking around the sweets or spinning, mowinger and eating healthy. the largest market in loma linda is run by the church and sales only vegetarian and vegan foods. >> we find that vegetarians have less heart disease, less obesity and less stroke. >> which ultimately leads to followers having more, more days, months, and years. >> i have seen people around here in their 100s, so i guess i could live to be a century, too. >> for certainlies people have prayed to find the fountain of youth. but in moment la linda it seems that their prayers have already been answered.
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al jazeera, loma linda, california. >> healthier livey and medical advances has pushed life expectancy to 81 years for women, and 76 years for men. >> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren. we're watching for the potential for storms to develop and bring snow to parts of the country. right now in the midwest nothing happening yet, but that will change in the next 16 hours. warm air from mexico, pulling up gulf temperatures, it's all rain now and with this storm line developing you have rain changing to snow. here is the cold air, 20s in denver and billings. that will be coming in from the north. north central united states view here by 2:00 in the morning overnight tonight snow developing, there in wyoming and
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moving into south dakota and nebraska. here's where it is heaviest as this pulls the moye moisture upo the cold air. to the south it will be rain but to the north heavy snow, four to six inches of snow. we're looking at winter advisories and watches already being issued. the rain will turn to snow and wednesda.we'll keep a close eyee radar. clear skies and cold temperatures in washington, d.c. 4 in philadelphia, and it will be clear and getting warmer here each day. today was the coldest morning this week. >> it was cold. dave warren, thank you very much. that's it for this edition of al jazeera america. i'm del walters. "inside story" is next.
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"inside story." hello, i'm libby casey. the capitol has been buzzing with high profile congressional hearings on nsa surveillance and the problems with the dare's rollout. in the halls of congress there's a heavy weight lobbying campaign under way to push comprehensive immigration reform. it's week applied by the chamber of commerce is forward.u.s. among others. it's a group founded by facebook's mark


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