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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm david shuster. here is a look at today's top stories. falling poll numbers and problems with obamacare spell trouble for the president and for his party, the damage control coming up. he runs nuclear control back at the bargaining table. plus. >> four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this nation a new nation. >> as actors and reenactors mark 150 years to the day since the gettysburg dress address, we'llk at the misconceptions of the
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speech and the decisions that live to this day. >> president obama woke up this morning to a front page story in the "washington post" highligh highlighting the evidence that his presidency has reached a new low. the latest "washington post" abc poll shows that president obama's approval rating is at the lowest approval rating the president has had in office. the president's disapproval ra rating is the highest figure. 57% of those surveyed oppose the law that is a record high just 40% support t and that's a record low. here is a breakdown that frightness the white house the most, four in ten americans say they're more likely to oppose a
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politician who backs the legislation while just over a fifth said they would be likely to support a person. democrats fear the party could take a pounding in next year's midterm elections thanks to obamacare. democrats are joining republicans in demanding changes to the law. last night joe biden tried to soothe the democrats in houston by using divine intervention and mentioning it in the healthcare website. he said, the truth is we'll fix it, god willing. "the new york times" reported that sign up numbers for healthcare.gov are starting to rise. 50,000 people have selected an insurance plan, up from 27,000 in all of october. libby casey joins us now from washington. first of all, what does all of this do? the president's bad poll numbers, what does this do for immigration and a budget deal? >> reporter: the president would like to know as would many other democrats. you know, david, we talk about immigration reform.
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there is really a golden moment where that could be done. it's a very narrow window because the closer we get to the primary season the republicans can't support immigration reform without the fear of being primaried. that is being pushed for an election bid by a more conservative republican. people look at it for a golden opportunity compromise. that is not being talked about by the leaders in washington. like the farm bill that will run out in a couple of weeks. long-term unemployment benefits for insurance those expire at thethe end of the year. that's what they have to deal with. we're not talking about that. instead there is so much focus on healthcare.com and what is happening with the healthcare law over all. democrats are very frustrated by that right now. but they don't have control over it because this is where republicans are able to push the
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news. >> libby, is there a sense in the white house, i've heard some officials say this is short term because eventually the website will be fixed. it will be smoother, people will see what the bents are for them, and that the president's numbers are turn around. is there much optimism on capitol hill that that will come in time for the democrats, who are frightened to death for midterm elections a year from now. >> in order for democrats to win favor back home, healthcare.gov needs to work and stories of people finding success in healthcare coverage. it's crucial timing. senators who are up, house members are all up for election in 2014. as they get closer in november they'll really be sweeped. when will the curve change? when will things turn around. today at the white house jay carney asked about criticisms
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democrats have logged. elijah cummings, a top democrat, and congressman cummings have talked about how the president should have more knowledge of what was happening and there should an staff shake up at the white house. here's how jay carney responsed. >> we always listen to chairman cummings. i'm not aware of the specific comments that you're referring to, but i would simply say that he and others in congress who are strong supporters of obamacare and the affordable care act share in the president's frustration, and want as much as he does the problems to be fixed so the promise of the affordable care e act can be realized. >> concern not only from republicans but fellow democrats as well. >> libby casey, thank you very much. regarding what jay carney was saying today there is a report out that suggests the obama administration knew about the
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problems with the roll out of healthcare.gov as far back as march. administration officials admitted there were red flags about the site, and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was briefed on those problems just a few weeks before she testified in congress that everything was set for the roll out of the site. in any case as the website continues to develop and people sign up, a certain number of young healthy people need to buy in. here to talk about how young adults are viewing the affordable care act, aaron smith, executive director of young invincibles. what are they saying with the website and warnings and red flags that were missed? >> first of all young people are one of the groups that have supported the healthcare law the most but there is a tremendous amount of confusion and lack of
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information out there. which is a challenge. where we are right now. we're six weeks in. there have been website challenges and enrollment has been low. but i think what we've seen in this that it takes time to infom young people and get them up to speed with what is in this, what their coverage options. what we saw in massachusetts was that those numbers spiked for young people particularly when they could see they could get a really good deal on those coverage options. >> the white house is banking on the idea that the young people will give this a second chance, that they won't have to spend hours to find what they want, and they'll go back in january when the president says, okay, it's all fixed. do you think that will happen. >> i think it's important to point out that health insurance is isn't a fad. it's not buying a ipad, a pair of jeans where oh man, the website doesn't work, i'm going to give up. it's an important thing and health insurance is something
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that young people truly valley. yes, i think young people are willing, and we talk to young people every day. it's not working great right now, we'll check back in a week. historically what we've seen, as we get closer to the deadline we're going to see that spike in enrollment, but our job is really to make sure that young people have the facts so you know the median income for uninsured 25-year-old is under $17,000 a year. that turn could qualify for a health plan for $15 a month. they need to know that so they can make the best decision for themselves. >> there may be 88% of young people who say that's important but it's different from signing up and forking out money to pay for it. what is the one thing that the white house needs to do specifically with young people to convince them that this is important and convince them to sign up. >> young people don't want to be sold something. we're not looking for the flashy advertising campaign. we want the facts. there are so many economic
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challenges for our generation, if you put it in a freight forward waystraightforward way. this is why it's important to have health insurance and lay those options out, then young people are going to see the benefit and they're going to sign up. that's my advice to anyone who is trying to talk to young people about this. >> this is a fact that this plan depends on young healthy people being part of the system and subsidizing older sicker people as part of the cost. >> i think it's one of the realities of insurance. we're all in this together. we've had a system for years where uninsured people went to hospitals, and basically had uncompensated care, care paid for by tax payers. i think a system that everyone buys in and is responsible for one another is something that young people can absolutely get behind. it's sort of the basic principles in our society. >> aaron, thanks for being on our society. we appreciate it.
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>> thanks for having me. >> you're welcome. $13 billion that's how much jp morgan has agreed to pay out to settle charges to sell toxic mortgages. it's the biggest deal of its kind in u.s. history. ali velshi will be talking about this and much more on "real money." ali, i don't know that we've been pictured in the same place at the same time. >> this is very strange. >> on this historic day, what exactly did jp morgan do and what is this fine they have agreed to pay. >> this has to do with banks that jp morgan acquired at the height of the financial crisis and the wrongdoing of those banks. but it doesn't matter. once you buy those banks, you buy their wrongdoing, and that's what they're stuck with. it's a bunch of deals under the auspices of the department of justice. $8 billion goes to four different federal agencies.
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$1 billion goes to five states including new york and california, illinois, massachusetts, and delaware that sued jp morgan, and $4 billion--and this is a first--will go directly to consumers. i've been hearing from people, well, consumers aren't going to see any of it. in fact, consumers will get a benefit of $4 billion. >> how do consumers sign up with that money? >> it has to do with what the impact was on you from the financial crisis. if you have a jp morgan loan and your house is worth less than the loan, some of this money, $1.7 million about go to reducing your principles. some of it will go to subsidizing loans for low- and middle-number folks. some that have money will go to depressed areas where homes were abandoned after they were foreclosed. that's how you make up that
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$4 billion. you have to be affected by it and one of the banks that jp morgan took over and that going directly to you americans. >> what do you have on tap at 7:00? >> we have a fe a full show, and we'll be talking about this, and will the court look at corporate malfeasance, and will they look at the banks with this. >> thank you very much. president obama said it's not clear if a deal on iran's nuclear program will be coming in the next few weeks. they'll return to the negotiating table in geneva tomorrow. today, the president met with u.s. senators skeptical about iran's intentions, and they believe the best deal is to impose new sanctions. the president asked them to hold off and give the talks more time. give us read out on the
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president's meeting with the congress today? >> reporter: well, there was disagreement in the room. there were republicans, democrats, senators from all the key committees, foreign relations intelligence, a lot of them think the disagreement boils down to simply this: iran cannot be trusted. what to make of these new overtures of iran and their knew leader, hassan rouhani, and the rest of the world. the willingness to sit down in geneva as they did two weeks ago with these allies and discuss a curtailment of their nuclear activity. many of these starts want to move forward with tougher sanctions. the obama view is simply this, let's give them an opportunity. ease the sanctions that have brought them to the table in the first place. if it proves that iran is not sincere we can always go back and reimpose the sanctions.
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earlier today the president was at a wall street journal forum and he described what was on the table when secretary kerry sits down with his counterparts in geneva. >> i'm not sure we have those sound bytes. what did the president say. >> essentially boils down to this, david. the administration and its allies, germany, france, the united kingdom and others, will allow iran to have their angels, these crippling sanctions on the oil industry, on the financial industry, that have brought, in their view, iran to the table. there will an slight easing of those sanctions so long as iran curtails their nuclear activity. iran has maintained that it has focontinued for its energy.
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many believe they are not sustain and they can switch that switch any time they want for weapons and switch it from civilian purposes. it appears now that the administration in tandem with its allies will move forward with this deal with iran. >> mike viqueira at the white house, mike, thanks as always, there was another sign today that syrian civil war is spilling over into neighboring lebanon. there were two explosions out of the iranian embassy in beirut, killing 23 people and dozens were hurt. the embassy is located in the hezbollah stronghold. a virginia state senator who won the democratic nomination for governor five years ago was brutally attacked today.
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officers found him wounded outside of his house where he went to get home after being stabbed. they found his son in the home dead from a gunshot wound. he is a democrat who ran for governor in 2009. he lost to republican bob mcconnell. trey raddl, the freshman republican was arrested octobe october 29th charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance charge. the former talk show host was elected to congress. on his facebook page he posted a statement apologizing sand said he struggles with the disease of alcoholism and will seek treatment. >> meteorologist: good afternoon, i'm meteorologist kvin corriveau.
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the severe weather outbreak we've had, the very cold air that came in from canada, and unfortunately we're still dealing with a lot cold air. first we'll take you over here towards the northeast. you can see this cold air across the northeast, the great lakes, and chicago with 36 degrees. new york at 43. let's look closer at what the country is doing. a lot of 30s on the map and we'll get below freezing in many locations overnight. the difference from yesterday looks like this. just in 24 hours albany has dropped 24-degrees from where it was yesterday. here in new york we're colder than we were yesterday, and montreal, 16 degrees colder. we're going to see a warm up for new york. things will get a bil get a lite better. but another cold blast coming in. >> abortion activists are trying for a new tactic.
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they're pushing for a ban municipal level in new mexico. what would you do if a tornado decimated your home. a family that is trying to regroup after their lives were turned literally upside down.
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>> the controversial law was passed in texas that stopped more than one-third of the state's clinics from providing abortions. the justices vote the 5-4 to leave the provision in affect. it requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital. the case remains on appeal. arguments will be held on january. for years the fight over
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abortion played out at the federal level, but now the issue is moving to a new arena, city government. specifically albuquerque, new mexico, where they're considering whether to ban the procedure. what has the voter been like so far? >> well, david, it's been brisk not just today but in early voting as well. now citizens put this measure in front of voters here in albuquerque, folks who are frustrated with state lawmakers who have been unable to tighten abortion restrictions here in new mexico. if this measure passes,ing albuquerque will be making history. they'll be keeping a close watch on this election tonight. voter turn out an is reportedly high here on the controversial abortion man. >> it's the same as killing if it's 20 weeks. >> if you're a woman, and you
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don't vote for things that involve your body then people will do whatever they want with it, and that's not right. >> reporter: over the summer, anti-abortion activists forced a special election on the referendum that bans abortion after 20 weeks citywide. it makes no exceptions between rape or incest but does allow if a woman's life is at risk. the idea is to pass local anti-abortion where state and federal levels have failed. >> interest groups, local and national working together are pursuing their policy agenda in this different more hospitable environment. >> reporter: today there were rallies outside of a abortion clinic. >> okay. which think there are more compassionate ways to deal with crisis pregnancies than
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taking the life of an innocent baby. >> in 1973 supreme court ruling legalized abortion in the u.s. >> it's to ban abortions all together. and the very important point for the rest of the country to understand. >> both sides have come in. new mexico is typically a blue state, democratic, and at times liberal. but it's home to many catholics who may oppose abortion. >> this issue crosses party lines that people from both sides of the aisle, republican, democrats, don't, are stepping up and voteness against this. >> other states are looking to see how this succeeds, to see if
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they cathis can an real turningt for the abortion issue in the united states. if the republican rum passes expect both a challenging court and copycat local anti-abortion referendums to pop up in other places. >> reporter: and as you can imagine there has been a lot of interest in this measure here in albuquerque. the city clerk said there has--they've been expecting more people to turn out for this election than a recent mayoral election. >> tamara banks, thanks for that report. two days after dozens of tornadoes touched down in the midwest the tough task of rebuilding is starting to pick up speed. pat quinn has issued a disaster situation for 13 counties in the central part of the state. some residents are now being
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allowed to return to their homes, and see the damage. ash-har from illinois. >> reporter: this is a community banding together. here at crossroads church a red cross relief center has been set up. bottled water is stacked high and wide. the hallway is lined with donated clothing. the makings of the warehouse filled with the bear necessities, a place providing a moment of normalcy. >> people coming in the building just to get warm, sit down, drink a cup of coffee. >> it was taken down all the way to the ground. bear foundations concrete. that's what's left. >> his wife kathy was inside at
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the time. kathy is meeting with an insurance adjustor, amazed to talk about the tornado that shredded their neighborhood. >> the dry wall came off the basement wall there, and laid over in the coffee table, and made a bridge for me. someone was looking out for me. >> reporter: after a half century of marriage with decades in their home building memories, they're having to ask themselves a very difficult question, how do you start over from this? >> this is what their home looked like before sunday's storms. this is what it looked like today. >> it was just a small little area that i crawled out of. >> reporter: while they're grateful to be alive they say it's difficult not to have doubts about their future in this little community. >> i don't know if i want to live in washington. now, after all this. >> a question that lingers for them and many others. when there are more pieces than can ever be picked up.
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ash-har, washington, illinois. >> there was some disturbing news about an u.s. gold medalist. >> reporter: it could be alarming news, as well. lindy vaughn crashed today while returning to racing following knee surgery. it's not sure if she hurt her surgically repaired right knee. she had torn her acl and mcl in a crash back in february. she was training to return next week. in the nba, tony allen has been suspend for kicking los angeles clipper point guard chris paul in the face. alan who was hit with a flagrant two foul and immediate rejection apologized after the incident and issued a public apology via
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twitter. >> relinquish nash will be back in the lineup. nash passed his final test today prior to the game tonight against the boston bruins. we have more sports coming up in a bit. >> today marks 105 year 150 yeae abraham lincoln spoke of a nation in liberty. and it was read by very familiar voices.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera. financial giant jp morgan chase agreed to pay the biggest settle ever of wrongdoing by any u.s. corporation $13 billion. a new report out today suggests that secretary kathleen sebelius now about the roll out and she remarked that the launch would go on without a hitch.
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talks to end the long stand off over iran's nuclear program continues in geneva. the meeting comes as some lawmakers have been pushing for tougher sanctions again iran. 150 years ago today president abraham lincoln went to a battlefield in pennsylvania and delivered what is known as the gettysburg address. thousands returned to commemorate one of the most famous speeches in american history. actor and reenactors, sally jewel noted that lincoln's speech still resonates today. >> his words chiseled on the walls of his memorial are likewise chiseled on our hearts. they tell us what it means to be an american. they call us the unfinished work, not just to win a war but to continue to perfect our
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nation. >> the swearing in of 16 citizen received a special video message from president obama. the gettysburg address is shorter than many people realize. it was given four months after a bloody battle there. actor and inacters would read the speech. in short this is the result. [♪ music ] >> four score and seven years ago our fathers brought for the on this continent a knew nation conceived in liberty and edition kateed to the proposition. >> that all men. >> all men created equal. >> and now we're engaged in a great civil war testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can
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long endure. where men on a great battlefield of that war, dedicated a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. >> it is all together fitting and proper that we should do this. >> but in the larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot. >> the brave men living in debt who struggles here have consecrated it. >> far above our power to add or detract. >> the world will long remember what we say here but it can never forget. >> never forget. >> never forget what they did here. >> it is for us, the living, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who brought here so thus far so nobly advanced. >> it is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task
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remaining before us. >> that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. >> that we here highly resolve that these dead exactly not have died in vain. >> that this nation under god shall have a new birth of freedom. >> freedom. >> and that government of the people. >> by the people. >> for the people. >> shall not perish from the earth. >> exactly 150 years after lincoln spoke those words some of the wounds of the civil war are still apparent. tom ackerman has a closer look. >> reporter: one and a half centuries after america's silver war, general robert e. lee still stands tall in richmond as commander of the rebel army, lee was declared a traitor and
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stripped of his u.s. citizenship for the rest of his life. the confederate flag still waves across the south and more reminders that this region has not wiped away the spirit that have time. >> you still feel that rebel pride and proud, and that sort of, yeah, that's still there. there is still a lot of that southern pride in a lot of people in the south. >> at the gettysburg battlefield 150 years ago president abraham lincoln quote, would bring forth a new birth of freedom. >> this private cemetery in richmond is the final resting place for most of the 12,000 confederate soldiers who died in that battle. here by the american civil war center visitors are presented with three alternate perspectives of what caused the north. the north's determination to
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preserve the union, the african-american's yearning for freedom, but the southern's need to save their slave-based economy. >> it's not just about the black experience in the civil war, just the confederate, it's all interwoven together. >> the south still have their diehards who insist that ending slave ray was nory was not the e of the war. >> there is an imperial power that will go around the world a to enforce the bloody bayonet. >> seven generations after a war in richmond, virginia. >> which spoke with a history professor in austin. we asked him how this iconic speech came to be, and if there was any truth to the legend that
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president lincoln wrote it quickly on the ways to gettysburg. >> lincoln had been thinking about it for months when he knew he was going to be talking about the battle and the victory for the union side. he didn't dash this off on the spur of the moment. it does seem to be the case that the copy that he used to read the address and lincoln read the address, was written on the train going out, but that shouldn't give the impression that lincoln just dashed this off in a matter of a few moments. no, he thought very seriously about this, and you can tell. it shows all the evidence of a serious composition. >> was there anything about this speech that perhaps stands out and separates it from the usual speaking style that president lincoln had at the time or the style expressed in the inaugural addresses you just mentioned? >> when lincoln gave formal
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speeches he would frequently draft them out, he would commit them to memory and speak in a formeformal way. lincoln was not a good extemporaneous speaker. when he did prepare he wrote them carefully. he tried to make the words sound poetic. one of the things that appeals about the gettysburg address is that it's almost like a prose poem. you can hear lincoln reading it from this distance because the words roll off the tongue. again, because this is so short, because it's succinct it really captures lincoln's view of the war, and the meaning of his presidency, and the meaning of the american democracy in a way that longer speeches did not. >> given the significance of lincoln presidency and this speech in particular, were you surprised at all that president obama was not going to go to gettysburg on this, the 150th anniversary? >> i can't say that i was
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surprised to hear that he was not going. on the other hand, i would not have been surprised to hear that he was going. it's a delicate issue for a president. of course it's a big day in american history. but for obama to go to gettysburg on this day would seem, to his critics, to be setting himself up as the equal, the peer of lincoln. and that's a stretch for any president. so i think obama in this case was in a position where he was going to be criticized if he didn't go, but he probably was going to be criticized even more if he did go. i would assume some kind of thinking motivated the president's decision. >> professor, what do you make of the way this speech has been remembered. we have celebrities getting together, readings the speech, the speech given at lincoln memorial. does any of that surprise you? would it surprise people 150 years ago that this was such a big deal and part of our culture and how we remember things?
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>> one of the striking things about the
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>> a federal judge in missouri just granted a stay of execution for convicted killer joseph paul franklin. franklin confessed to murdering 22 people. he has been behind bars for 30 years serving several life sentences. his was to be the first execution since missouri was cut off from the supply of the drug normally used in lethal injections. officials planned to use a different drug combination. human rights argued that it would amount to torture and the judge in the case agreed to take a closer look. in the philippines many survivors say they're still not getting the supply they need. the death toll is at 4,000 and that's expected to rise further.
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and shows injured in the storm is up 14,000 from last week. villages and communities remain inaccessible by land, but with the help of seahawk helicopters we visited one town which today received it's first medical care. >> two seahawks are on mission to deliver medical care t. the landing zone is a shattered school zone. doctors and nurses unload vaccines and antibiotics. the first order of business is to evacuate this injured man to manila. relationshipped to shreds by the storm, it was serving as an aid center. today it's also a triage center. >> people are coming in.
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they're the walking wound. >> reporter: haiyan's wind and waves pounded the area, only nine people died here. >> how did you serve? >> we swam over there. >> you swam over? >> yes, over there. up the street. >> wow. >> reporter: the town official andy heidelberg said that the town basically needs everything. >> how many people do you think are homeless? >> almost 80% of the population. >> reporter: 8,000 people. >> yes, it's almost destroyed. >> reporter: tony immigrated to the u.s. in 1982 but later built a home here. he raced back when he heard how bad things were.
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>> without the help of the international community this would be a ghost town because so many have already moved to manila. >> but recovery is more about food and medicine. these are some of the children playing in antonio's front yard. their games are being guided by social workers. the goal is to let kids be kids and let them open up about what they've live there had. they're coping with the disaster just like everyone here, some better than others. al jazeera, the philippines. >> back here in the united states walmart is now upping the ante this holiday season. the giant announced a big stage in a fight to woo holiday shoppers. >> reporter: the fight for holiday shoppers has been kicked up a notch.
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walmart said it would only thanksgiving day. but then said it would start it's black friday a week early, this friday. almost all the big stores are opening earlier than ever on the holiday. k-mart will be the first to open at 6:00 a.m. and it will stay open for 41 hours straight. sears will open two hours before the turkey is even in the offseason. toys "r" us, 5:00. best buy and walmart, an hour after that. and then many stores are opening at 8:00 p.m. target, macies is actually opening on thanksgiving day. that means sometimes workers work all night long, and that is sparking some backlash and talks of boycott. the big twist here analysts are not even sure if all this hype will really pull in customers. >> which was very bold to me was what best buy said. best buy said we know it's very
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promotional out there. if our competitors are going to be offering steep discounts, so are we, even if it hurts our margin. that's how desperate retailers are. >> 7 million are expected to shop over the holiday weekend and spend less, on average, $14 being spent this christmas season. still, overall sales should rise slightly. more and more folks are shopping on the computer. online shopping is the only area expected to see major growth this season. >> jonathan betz, thank you. new york city is about to become the first major city in the united states to push the legal smoking age up to 21. mayor bloomberg signed landmark legislation to ban the sell of
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cigarettes to anyone under 21. george zimmerman is out of jail but only after agreeing to give up his guns. zimmerman was arrested yesterday after his girlfriend told police he pointed a shut gun at her during an argument, and in addition to surrendering his weapons he'll have to wear an electronic monitor and stay away from his girlfriend. zimmerman was found not guilty earlier this year in the fatal shooting of trayvon martin. the ford nation promised the booze, the dope, and the honest truth. on monday, toronto stripped mr. ford of his budget powers after admitting to smoking crack cocaine. >> welcome to sun news and ford nationish i'm mayor rob ford. you heard the late night comedians, but i want to move on and privatize garbage, and get
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rid of that, i won't to move on and save taxpayers money, create jobs and stimulate the economy. look at my record. everybody has skeletons in their closet. >> well, mr. ford added on that television show, quote, i know in my heart that everyone has personal problems. i urinated in a parking lot. what does that have to do with anything. mcdonald's is teaming up with the danish government to encourage voter participation. the restaurant is encouraging people to vote at local restaurant. while some people in democrat mardenmark areoptimistic. >> while cheeseburgers, big macs
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and fry were always on the menu. today so, too, is politics. candidates standing in the local and regional in denmark are using mcdonald's. >> the global company are even hosting debates allowing candidates to argue their points of view in front of potential voters. >> a lot of big companies should do that and really promoting it because nobody votes here. >> it will encourage me to vote. >> they come with, like this, and they're, like, take this, vote on this guy. and i just want to eat my food. >> some mcdonald's restaurant have become stop-off points for mobile polling stations allowing some customers to cast their ballot ahead of election day. it's all part of an attempt to
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reverse the decline in voter turn out. >> that's why they have asked mcdonald's to get involved. >> it's still 66%, which by many european standards is pretty high. >> yes, maybe so but it was a drop of a full percentage point. the people staying away are the people below the age of 30. >> but the move has had its critics. while seeking re-election, but not at anti-price. >> it cheapens democracy when you can go to mcdonald's to vote. it's like turning democracy into a reality show. >> but they feel they're doing the right thing. >> it seems controversial but we don't see it that way. we're not advocating for people to vote for a certain candidate.
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we're just encouraging people to vote. >> the debate is over and these young candidates put politics aside, each hoping that they've persuaded customers to vote for them. >> back next with the weather forecast, and in sports one of the nba's biggest stars could be ready to make his much-anticipated season debut, and then it's "real money with ali velshi." >> coming up, jp morgan chase paying for its role in the financial collapse. we'll tell you how some of the $13 billion could help american homeowners. forget about twitter, the next generation of making waves, including the maker of candy crush sake saga.
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>> in sports this is not been a very good day for the seminoles. we're joined with more. >> reporter: we have more coming out about this case.
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we know why it took a year to reach the attorne attorney genel office. the case was declared inactive. the reason why the case was reopened was due someone involved in the case bringing forth new evidence. the victim no longer lives in florida but they're still trying to interview her. >> now to the nba, kobe bryant tore a ligament, and it raises doubt for the hope this year. now weeks away from coming back to uniform, bryant in practice today.
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>> coaches were impressed with how well kobe practiced today. >> i'm impressed myself. i'm doing things of late to mimic movements but it's always different when you get out and start playing. >> in other nba news tony allen has been suspended for one game for kicking chri chris paul in e face during last night's match up. he apologized to paul and also issued a public apology via tweeter. rick nash will be back in the line up after missing 17 games with a concussion. he suffered a concussion during a game back on october 8th. now to soccer, and even though we are still more than six months away from the 2014 world cup, teams are already
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securing their spots for brazil. portugal played ronaldo, and he score aggregate goals, and france rallied to beat to reach brazil after losing 2-0 ukraine, france would return to take ukraine down 3-2. >> lindy vaughn crashed today while returning to racing following knee surgery. the spokesman said it's not sure whether vaughn hurt her surgically repaired right knee in the accident. she hurt her acl and mcl in a crash in february. she had been aiming back to
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competition next week. the longest torch relay in the history of the olympics in the national ice swimming team. that's right, ice swimming team. they will travel more than 39,000 miles by the time it reaches sochi in february. >> they do things differently over there. >> it looked a little cold. there was ice floating in the river. >> michael, thank you very much. we appreciate it. weather now. ♪ >> meteorologist: hello again and i'm going to take you all the way from today over towards friday because on friday we have another weather system coming up, i don't think a lot of people are going to like what we're going to be seeing is a weather pattern that begins up here in canada. now this weather pattern is
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going to be similar to the situation we had this past weekend. we had this blast of cold air coming across the northern plains and ahead of it we had the tornadic outbreak. what is happening here we're going to be seeing the system make its way down towards the south. with it will be that cold air. the frontal boundary will make its way across the central plains just like this past system did. the difference will be this. we had a lot of other factors involved that caused severe weather outbreak. with this system we don't expect to see those same elements coming together in perfect harmony. this is going to be quite a lot different. we're going to get a lot of cold air in. we're going get winds with it, but we don't expect the severe weather at this point coming through coming across on saturday as well as on sunday. it will be colder than this past weekend. if you're anywhere across the
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great lakes region, illinois, ohio river valley this next weekend you want to bundle up and get the coats out. with the system the weather will be deteriorating. for chicago, wednesday, thursday, friday, the temperatures are going to be in the 40's. as this front comes through on saturday the temperature drops all the way to 27 degrees. washington, we're going to see the same kind of event except it will be on sunday that we see those temperatures begin to fall as well. now we're still seeing the lingering parts of the tropical boundary, showerof the frontalbe south. things will be mild and dry across most of this region. that's a look at your weather. have a great evening.
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>> this is al jazeera america. i'm david shuster. here is a look at today's top stories. a report suggests that the obama administration knew about problems with the roll out of healthcare.gov as far back as march. officials admit that health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was given red flags, briefed on the problems and said the roll out would happen as scheduled. sebelius was in florida to try and promote obamacare. jp morgan chase announced the $13 billion settlement over the bank's role in the housing crisis. albuquerque residents are at the polls

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