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the u.s. supreme court refuses to block the strict texas abortion law. opponents say it will prevent clinics in the state from performing the procedure. a ban on late term abortions is defeated in new mexico's largest city. voters in albuquerque rejected the measure closely watched as a front in the national abortion battle >> calling it a message of blood and death to iran and hezbollah. an al qaeda group taking responsibility for the suicide bombing in beirut. the blast killing 23 people, including a senior irani doipt. >> and desperately needed aid arrives on an island in the
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philippines where 80% of the people have been left homeless by typhoon haiyan. >> good morning, and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy. two decisions in the battle over abortion rights - both with major implications. the supreme court ruled against blocking a restrictive abortion law in texas - at least while it's being repeople. a third of the clinics will have to stay closed. in new mexico voters in albuquerque reject a ban on late-term abortion. in texas - it was a plea to the supreme court from planned parenthood and several clinics, argues that tough restrictions are unconstitutional. the sprout refused to block the
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law. >> erica how did the justices fall on this issue. >> the supreme court was decided along idea logical lines. in a 5-4 vote the justices left the texas law in effect, at least for now. >> anti-abortion activist vowed to keep fighting even after winning the battle. the supreme court refused to lock a texas provision requiring doctors who performed abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. the high court decision is not the final stay. it means the law will remain in effect whilst challenged in a court. the law is the very thing wendy davis filibustered against for 11 straight hours, to know avail. since rick perry signed the bill into law critics say it forced a third of the clinics in the state to perform apportions. those that remained have such a backlog of patients they turned
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some women away. >> the first phone calls to cancel appointments, women called back in a panic threatening suicide. at that point what do you say to people? >> the law requires doctors who perform abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital in case of complications or they face a fine of $4,000. that kept some from coming into work. >> they are at home. >> the members that dissent say women will suffer permanent harm. they were overruled by five conservatives. texas governor perry praised the court describing the decision as good for the unborn and the women of texas who are protected from shoddy providers operating in dangerous conditions. the president of planned parenthood federation of america vows to continue the fight calling the supreme court
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decision outrageous and unacceptable, adding that it demonstrates while we need stronger protections - your rights and abilities should not depend on your zoip code. >> an appeal's court in january will hold another hearing. it will return for the ultimate test to the supreme court. the law stays limiting the number of clinics providing abortions. there are about 20 facilities open in the states. of 26 million. texas is a huge state. there's one clinic every 12,000 square miles. that's an area the size of marilyn. looking into january to see what happened next. thank you. >> abortion rights activists are celebrating a victory. voters in albuquerque rejected a ban on late-term abortion,
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ending a remote, graphic at times campaignful it was compared to the holocaust. we have this report from albuquerque. >> we did it. >> cheer cheer. >> the decision on this abortion issue brought out the highest turn out seen in an albuquerque mooupize pal election -- municipal election. >> this is a huge victory for albuquerque families. it is because of you we were able to send a loud and clear message that we don't want the government interfering in private medical decisions. >> anti-abortion activists over the suchers gathered signature to force an election on an referendum banning abortions after 20 weeks. making no exceptions in cases of rape or inassessment but allows one if the woman's life is at risk. the idea is to pass legislation
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where broader attempts on a state or federal level failed. >> interest groups, local and national working together are pursuing policy agendas in a more hospitable environment. protesters ral i had outside clinics. imented we believe there are more hum aim and compassionate waves to deal with pregnancy than take the the life of a baby. >> pro-choice says this ordinance is another tactic designed to chip away at roe v wade, the 1973 landmark supreme court ruling that legalized abortion in the u.s. it's to ban abortions. this is an important point for the rest of the country to understand. >> the vote crossed party lines, even in a typically blue state, home to kath likes who oppose
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abortion. >> let this be a lesson to all 50 states and congress. tonight the people of burke rejected an extreme agenda, pushed by out of state and out of touch groups that want to end state and legal abortion altogether. >> anti-abortion activists vowed to continue the fight. they have succeeded with similar measures in 13 states. >> and this was the first time an abortion law was considered by a city government. negotiators from iran and six world powers will be back at the bargaining table. the u.s. and other nations are offering to ease sanctions if iran agrees to freeze its nuclear program. the supreme leader insisted his vision will not step back from nuclear rights. president obama is urging all parties to give diplomacy a
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chance. >> let's look, let's test the proposition that over the next six months we can resolve this in a diplomatic fashion. while maintaining the essential sanctions ark texture. and me maintaining all -- architecture and me maintaining preventing all options getting weapons. >> phil, good morning to you. this is the third meeting of the so-called p5+1. are they any closer to a deal? ism . >> well, this is in many ways seen as not really a new round, but seen as a - a continuation session of the previous round. so close to a deal, but not able to get over a couple of of sticking points that we have
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learnt more about what the sticky points were since the session ended. it still appears as though it's the iraq heavy waterplant that can produce a by-product of its normal function, plutonium, that is of grave concern. the other sticking point is the standing stockpile of enriched iranian that iran has now. -- uranium that rain has now. they have come back, they wouldn't if negotiations were a failure. there is still a sense of cautious optimism in geneva that they can finally get ing on paper and resolve the long-standing issue. >> meantime iran's supreme leader seemed to take a harder line, at least when it came to speaking to a domestic audience. could these words affect the talks.
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>> yes, they were strong words coming out of iran and the grand aya tolda khamenei saying that iran would slap the face of an aggressor. it has to be's that this might have been to a domestic audience and he was speaking in front of a group of members, a paramilitary group. he did have a word from the international community in which he condemned france for being constructionist. strong words coming out. >> al jazeera's phil itner, we'll look for updates throughout the day. >> afghanistan wants president obama to acknowledge u.s. mistakes during a 12-year war of afghanistan officials says it could lead to a more peaceful union. it would consider letting u.s. troops stay past the 2014 pull-out if it receives a statement. u.s. national security susan
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rice says america does not need to apologise. >> sunday's mid west storm system was one of the deadliest on record and could be the most expensive. damages from the deadly tornadoes could cost a million. a damage safety agency says it could be the most disastrous. the storm would be the eighth weather disaster to cost a billion in the u.s. the storm destroyed communities in illan yoi. weather experts say one cut a path of destruction 96 miles long. >> andy joins us from washington. how are people coping with the devastation? >> the red cross tells us a lot more folks have been showing up in the last couple of days looking for a hot meal, donated goods.
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they don't have much in the neighbour hood of washington. days after a tornado nearly wiped out the small town of washington illinois. some residents were allowed in to see what was left of their homes. >> nobody has anything left. it's all gone. it's just all gone. >> many accepted the kindness of others, taking shelter and a hot meal after losing everything. >> they are here to help. they feel like they are better off. >> for some, like ron, finding family possessions offered a small distraction from the pain of losing his home. >> we have found his mum's wedding rings. >> john's belongings scattered everywhere - years of hard work wiped away. >> it's very sad. coming back to salvage pictures
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and family memories and things like that. more stories emerged of survival. chris copped a 200 minneapolis. gementing out in the nick of time. his home flattened but a tearful reunion after the storm. >> for johna thon and his kids ask at his mother's house to be taken in - a miracle. he and his four children barricaded themselves in the bath room. my right foot was pinned. i could hear the kids. i knew they were alive. >> jop than had his two youngest ripped from his arms by the force of the tornado. his house was torn away. they were trapped and alive. 24 hours later the dog was found in what used to be the basement.
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utility workers were back, working to bring power back to thoughts aned. clean-up crew said cleaned the remnants of homes and debris scattered. washington's mayor upped the damage estimates from 250 to 1,000. residents know that the city of washington are is trying to do what we can to get normality and finalisation to some of you. >> and that a message for those coming it grimes. >> we are showing we've -- grips. >> we are showing we've been knocked down but we'll get back up. >> amazing to see such reselliens. as families try to redeem normal sis, what can they expect in terms of federal assistance coming their way? >> the focus is definitely on recovery. survivors are urged to keep
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detailed reported about everything they lost. emergency management say it's so they can receive federal aid. here is what the illinois emergency management director said on misunderstand. >> strongly encourage everyone to report the information to your local public safety, including law enforcement and management. they'll provide that information to us as part of a state roll of up and we'll provide it to fema and get everyone the assistance they need. >> illinois governor compared the disaster to mass flooding in april, saying the state will help as much as it can, with state aid, but is urging others to help. >> fema officials will land thursday. thank you andy. >> sunday's storm brought back memories of the tornado in oklahoma. six months ago today a deadly
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twister killed 23 people, including children at an elementary school. it wrecked homes and buildings. residents had had a 16 mn warning. the damage cost insurers more than $3 billion. temperatures are dropping 30 degrees in some parts of u.s. let's bring in our metrologist. this will be as we head to the weekend. i don't want to scare everyone. here is the pattern. we have, you know, colder from the last front, cold air moving in arang -- along with that. we'll look at cann tea, looking to the weekend. an initial shot of hair. around the high there's a clock-wise flow. around the low it's counter clockwise. that will do is pull in the air continuously from canada as we get from the weekend.
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colder air so places like kansas city missouri were near 60. bit the time we get to the weekend it may be around 30 degrees. it will be a significant drop. some of the coldest air. remember they make overnight temperatures cold as well. some could sink as far south as huston the the froment with moisture. the chance of thunder storms from the 80s to the 50s. we are starting to see a bit of cold air this morning. places like bellings barely getting out of the 20s. we'll take a closer look what the temperatures will do, but giving everyone the warning that the cold air is on the way as we head into the weekend. more n the specific temperature for this morning in a couple of minutes. >> iraqi officials say a waive of attacks killed 28 and injured
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65. they were centered in shia neighbourhoods. the deadliest in the stroll neighbourhood where a car bomb exploded at an out door market. five shoppers were killed, 15 hurt. violence in iraqs killed 5,000 people since april. a group with ties to al-qaeda carry out explosions at the iranian embassy. the attack may be the latest linked to the war. 23 were killed, ig cluing an iranian diplomat. we have the details were beirut. >> scenes of devastation. two powerful bombs detonated outside the iranian embassy early on tuesday. along with civil yaps, the koultural attacha at the embassy was among people killed. firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the flames and help the wounded. >> i am syrian, i work opposite
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the iranian embassy. on the way to work the first explosion took place. al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack which was clearly a message to iran. >> it's a message saying, "we can hit you, you cannot hide." if you are going to be involved? places like this we can hit you in front of the iranian 'em basse in beirut. the attack appears to be the latest spill over from the syrian war. it was not the first of its kind. in august a massive car bombing killed scores of civilions in the suburbs of beirut. the explosions will not change the political position of iran or hezbollah.
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the fight in syria is their fight, for both of them. >> translation: this message is useless. our deployment is not only strategic, but political. different from sectarianism. it cannot be challenged by a bloody message. iran and hezbollah will be allies to syria. they'll fight to safe guard strategic enterprise. >> lebanese people are divided about the civil war. shiite factions are opposing sides. many warn of attacks in the days and weeks to come as syria's war is also being fought in lebanon. >> joining us now from beirut, live from the scene of the attack is zayna. good morning to you. is there anything new to report from the scene.
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>> it's been more than 24 hours since the twin suicide bombings. you can see the scene of devastation. we understand and have details on what happened. the first suicide bomber approached the embassy on foot. he blew himself up at the main entrance to the embassy. the second bomber - his intention was to drive the car inside the compound. there was a pick-up trick in his way. the driver fled after the first explosion. the details - we getting them and understand that the iranian ambassador was in the embassy. he had an appointment at the time of the explosion. we know that the lebanese branch of al qaeda claimed responsibility.
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i posed this question to a number of of people about security was how can you stop men determined to die. >> there are concerns that more bombings may continue against iranian diplomats and other countries. has security been stepped up and diplomatic posts in other countries? well, at the end. day most here will tell you that an attack - it's not a question if an attack will happen, it's when. lebanon is embroiled in the war. this is not the first time a bombing happened. we understand that - yes, stepped up security. if you read the local press most of them - most of the observers say what is next. will it be the saudi arabia embassy. in lebanon see this part of an iranian-saudi struggle, fought on lebanese soil. the possibility of astacks - there is a possibility, and we
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have to remember the al qaed qaeda-linked group claiming responsibility if iran and hezbollah continue in the battle against syria. >> al jazeera's hoda reports from beirut. >> why jpmorgan is forking over $13 billion to the government. the nation's biggest city snubbing cigarettes. what they did to make it harder for young people to smoke. >> you are looking life. the sun baring picking up above the sky line.
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welcome back to al jazeera. i'm stephanie sy. the red flags raised by glitches in healthcare.gov half a year before it was launched. first a look at temperatures. nicole mitchell is back. i wanted to star in the mid west.
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we are seeing temperatures and for parts of the illinois and indiana, starting in the 30s this morning, into the 40s. more chances for rain which doesn't help as the work continues. colder temperatures on top of that. across to the rest of the country. decently reasonable air up and down the east coast. temperatures in the 30s. despite the sun shine temperatures have not been warm, but it is out there. we are seeing a trend, billings in the teen, that's where the cold air will come in, we'll look at minneapolis and denver. as we get into tomorrow 34, and denver dropping to the 20s. the bottom will fall out on those temperatures. >> the chief digital architect says more work needs to be done on the federal website. henry chow testified up to 40%
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of information technology systems needs to be built. he says key aspects are incomplete including the capability to process payment, including the eight why to process payment. the administration decided to launch the site on october 1st. despite warnings from the consult only. the issue revealed a problem with the way the government builds websites. >> we probably underestimated the complexities of building out a website that needed to work the way it should. the way the federal government does procurement and it. generally it's not efficient. >> the site's billing problems need to be collected by january 1st. healthcare.gov must undergo security testing. here is what is making business news. the paperwork is complete. jpmorgan finalised its agreement to pay $13 billion in a landmark
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settlement with the government. the company acknowledges it misled investors. the settlement is the laerms between the government and a corporation. the record run on wall street is over at least for a day. the do you and the s&p taking a breather. stock futures are lower. signalling a negative start when markets open later. here is where we stand. the dow jones: the s&p 500. and the nasdaq. >> comments by ben bern angie may help stocks. he told an audience that the central banks maintained a policies for as long as it's needed. later today we'll get a glimpse of what federal officials said. the bages will release the minutes from its october meeting. >> not much reaction to
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bernanke's comments overseas. >> wall street will digest economic reports. we'll see how the housing market is doing the the commerce department will tell us if retailers are getting busy. the labour department is releasing the consumer price index. jc penny will reveal how it's turn around efforts are going the it took steps to revive its business, such as bridging back coupon discounts. analysts say it faces an uphill battle. >> the external excitement is not a gauge of what is going. they are not terribly aggressive in the advertising space. they are aggressive in the online face r spa -- online spa which is nice to see.
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in in, lowes - sales at 6%. it foers cast continued -- forecast continued growth to end the year. a state senator stabbed by his son. some blaming the attack on a lack of adequate health quar. and why toronto's beleaguered mayor won't be doing a reality show. and it's michael eaves, and we talk about the teams that qualify for the world cup and why many are breathing a sigh of relief.
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. welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm sigh sigh -- i'm stephanie sy, and nears the top stories.
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the supreme court refused to block provisions until a lower court in texas recalls on the issue. >> voters exceeded a proposal to outlaw late of this term abortions. it's the first time they appeared on a ballot in the u.s. city. diplomats are on a third round of talks. iran's spiritual leader warned thai ran would not take a step back from its nuclear rights. >> during the last round of talks aimed at slowing iran's nuclear program. secretary of statery john kerry said the two times from close to a deal. the meetings are renewed today. we are joined by mr dickie in paris. the hardliners in tehran want iranian enrichment to continue. the iran supreme leader - my question to you - is there a
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chance president hassan rouhani will be hamstrung by the stalks in this country? >> i don't think so. i think hassan rouhani has the support of the hardliners in this country right now. the crunch will come if he's on the verge of signing a deal. when everyone sees what is included. hard liners in iran have been in a good position. they could sit back and wait for the congress of the united states to screw up the deal, or wait for the french to step in and mess it up. if we get to the point where something is emmeant then we'll see where they stand. hassan rouhani has their confidence. he's a sad player within the political establishments. >> you are referring to the hard liners. the french president francis hollande. and the president in congress. they have been adamant about not loosening sanctions. what are the french holding out
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for, might very have the power to derail a deal. >> france has the power to derail a deal. you have the permanent members of the security council. there has to be consensus on the european and security council sigh. what do they want to achieve. you know, maybe they want to achieve a wetter deal. it's true that -- better deem. it's truly that francis hollande in a bad condition in france, between a 15 and 20% approval rating was looking for a triumphant visit to israel. certain his position on iran helped him. they are looking for business deals for saudi arabia. which opposes a softer deal with iran. the french are playing every
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angle on this of the everyone has to play to their domestic audience. i want to ask what you think happens if a deal is not struck? >> well, you know, the white house warned that if there is no deal there'll be a march towards war. that is melodramatic. the united states, the obama administration, any president is committed to starting iran from having nuclear weapons. you can try diplomatically and i think we are close to doing it diplomatically. if the deal falls apart, iran will move towards nuclear weapons, and there'll be little that the united states or anyone can do. that's the alternative. you make the diplomacy work or you get ready for war. >> many saying that the
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diplomatic window is small. christopher dickie, paris bureau chief and middle east bureau editor for the "dally beast." the n.s.a. was allowed to continue spying even after it was found to have overstepped its authority. it intensified spying after the september 11th attacks. while it claimed to monitor terrorism, it had searched to those not tied to ilactivity. the program was cut two years later. >> australia was accused of spying on indonesia. the president of the indonesia says he's cutting ties and will stop group military exercises. australia leadership says the relation that can be repaired if both sides tread lightly. >> the only way that tony abbott can smooth this and help to
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rebuild the relationship with indonesia is to pick up the phone to president susilo bambang yudhoyono and have a personal discussion as president obama did with angela merkel. >> australian prime minister tony abbott addressed parliament today. he said indonesia is overreacting and that he'll tries his best to restore the relationship. >> it's been two weeks since typhoon haiyan struck the philippines, many survivors are waiting for relief. spogs on the small i would say. progress has been reported in tacloban. food distribution networks are in place and everyone has access to clean water. for than 4,000 are confirmed dead, 18,000 injured in the storm. doctors are trying to reach some of them. half a million homes destroyed, displacing four people m paul beban visited a down getting its
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relief. >> two u.s. seahawks are on an urge mission to deliver medical care to luwan. the landing zone is a shattered schoolyard. doctors and nurses unload vaccines and antibiotics. the first order of business - evacuate that injured man to manila. the team heads to luwan's town hall. ripped to shreds by the storm, it's served as an aid center. today it's also a triage center. >> people are coming in. they haven't gotten tetanus injections, they are the walking wounded. >> the windows and waves pounded luwan. amazingly only nine died. how did you survive? >> we swim over there. >> you swam? >> yes. over there. >> off the street. >> yes. up the street.
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wow. the one town official andy heidelberg says the town needs everything. how many people do you think are homeless? >> almost 80%. top -- population of luwan. 8,000 at least. it's almost destroyed. >> antonio emigrate from luwan to the u.s. in 1982. he built a moment and raced back when he heard how bad things were. >> there'll be no help, international community. this will be a ghost town. right now 50% move to manila. >> recovery is about more than food and medicine. these are some children of luwan playing in antonio's front yard. their games are guided by social workers. the goal is to let kids be kids
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but help them open up about what they lived through. >> they are coping with disaster like everyone else - some better than others: >> a government officials says rebuilding damaged areas could cost nearly $6 billion. we are learning about the stabbing of a state senator and former candidate, 55-year-old cree deeds is hospitalized. he was stabbed in the head by his 24-year-old son. austin then shot himself and died at their home. he had been put on an emergency hold and underwent a psych evaluation on monday. he was released from the hospital because no psychiatric beds were available in western virnia. >> our -- virginia. >> our team is shocked and praying for his family.
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>> it's my hope that people who know cree, and even those that don't, will join us in prayer. >> in 2009 cree deeds ran but lost to bob mcdonald. >> a florida congressman will appear in court accused of cocaine possession. trey raydul was arrested last month. in a statement he apologised to family and constituents saying: >> the television career of toronto's beleaguered mayor is over as quickly as it began. rob ford co-hosted an hour-long show with brother doug. the first episode of "ford nation" promised booze, dope and the honest troop. it was cut because of budget
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costs. city council removed budgets from rob ford. >> to get a sense of rob ford you have to leave toronto's glitsy condo-ridden downtown and head west to etobicoke. it's a different city. quiet streets, modest homes, where rob ford grew up of the youngest son of a self-made millionaire, where the mayor says he learnt the thrifty values that helped him in his run for may j. >> it's tax, tax, tax, spend, spend, spend. sfoo it's easy to find what's dubbed ford nation. his problems, administrations of drug hughes, bad language are nobody else's business. >> everybody drinking, everybody doing things. they doesn't catch them.
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they catch him and they make so much publicity. >> i support him. i do think he's good. >> he said he has stopped drinking is going to therapy. give the man another chance. the political entity that is ford nation began here, spreading around the city in the 2010 elections. it goes beyond geography. support for rob ford can be found amongst people that see him among their particular group. >> he's fighting against a guy that used to sell money. >> mo hakimzaddah came here from afghanistan. he drives a cab and considers himself a businessman, a group that supports a frugal tax-cutting mayor. he takes us to meet others who feel as he does.
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>> i like ford where are for making the office accessible for one, in terms of bringing it down to the level of the common man. with rob ford, he has a common touch with the people. >> back at city hall where most voters didn't join ford nation in 2010 the mayor's population is low. beyond the character whofs many gaffs are familiar is a fighter. that's what the mayor says he's doing - fighting back, aiming for election next year. >> we'll thank the bubble heads. backers of the mayor use t-shirts using the motive of ford nation. they want it stopped, it's a trademark infringement. >> and now it's all about soccer. >> team mexico, they are looking for a tick into the world cup. it's a big deal.
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according to some experts the absence of mexico would cost a billion in lost revenue. mexico, putting their best foot forward against new zealand. especially the 29-year-old striker was getting his deprgro on. parolta, three goals before half-time. mexico go on to win. miami dolphins - rickie incognito wants back in on the team now. he wants his name cleared and is losing $240,000 per week. an arbitrator agrees, saying the grievance hearing case will be scheduled soon. the dolphins want to delay the hearing because the team is dealing with an independent investigation led by ted wells. they are are interviewing miami players in the hopes of getting to the bottom oft hazing scandal. as for rickie incognito, he can
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only be suspended for four days under the collectedive bargaining agreement. he could return to the team on november 2nd. we have details in the sexual assault case against jamesin winston, he is a suspect. we know why it took a year to reach the attorney-general's office. the incident occurred last december. the victim changed her mind and did not want to process charges. ? it was declared enactive. but as of last week tallahassee police are still trying to interview her. florida state and jamesin winston's attorney say he is in the. he's yet to be interview. >> a football team in massachusetts cancelled the rest of their season. members of the lurenburg spray painted, "knits don't need n"
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13-year-old isaac phillips, his mum is white and father black. they cancelled their biggest game because the superintendent said, "we have no tolerance for racism." local police and the federal bureau of investigation are investigating. time to follow the bouncing ball. lebron james and miami heat. dwayne wayne is selling a sitcom to fox called "throw." it will be shah to the "kos by show." dwayne didn't play. his team-mates picked up the slack. lebron scarred a season-low 13. miami won 104-88. dwayne wayne trying to franchise himself. he has a line of socks and ties. >> he wouldn't be the first nba
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player. >> i like "the kos by show." >> raising the age limit for buying secrets. a new law when county signed to people the tobacco out of the hands of under 21st. >> and i'll tell you where we are dealing with rain and snow.
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. welcome back to al jazeera america. just ahead new york city's crackdown on tobacco. first the precipitation, metrologist nicole mitchell is back. >> we have a water vapour, moisture in the atmosphere, the brighter the greens the more moisture is out there. as you can see there's disturbance in the midwest and also we have a flow. if i showed this all the way to hawaii. we'd see a moisture train. we'll say a little juicy. we have the wet weather in the
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midwest, starting with that. it could impact tornado recovery as the moisture moves into illinois and indiana. it's not a wash out but it's cold and we don't need more problems. >> we are dealing with wet weather, and northern parts of the rockies dealing with the winter storm advisories. >> the death toll is 18 in sardinia italy after a powerful cyclone soared across the mediterranean il. italy declared a state of memory aafter creo pat ra pit. it left hundreds homeless. the eastern end of the island was the hardest hint. smoking got tougher for anyone under 21. the new laws the first ban on cigarette sales. >> new yorkers start smoking
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early. many take the first cigarette or puff of a pipe before their 21st birthday. >> mayor michael bloomberg signed the bill on tuesday. >> too many people are dying of cancer. if there's some way of trying to stop people getting cancer raising the age is a good thing. at this shop the clerc was young. young people were the bulk of his customer. >> this is not an issue of whether we'll kill people. a billion people will die from smoking, around the world. we don't want any of the people to die to be new yorkers. that's the one thing we can do. this is mayor michael
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bloomberg's final public initiative before leaving office. he's a maverick enacting laws making americans fit. in 2006 he banned transfat. last year he tried to ban large fizzy drinks. it's tide up in litigation. we didn't find smokers on the streets, but smokers didn't think it would stop the young from smoking. >> kids will try to by cigarettes. there'll be trouble, people getting arrested. >> people that want to smoke will get the greats somewhere. >> officials say the shift away from nicotine is under way. team smoking has decreased from 19 to 8%. the tobacco law goes into effect next may. mayor michael bloomberg would have left office.
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he hopes in a generation or two, this will ensure smoking is no longer an unpreventable death. >> mayor michael bloomberg signed a companion bill. it's been 12 years of hits and misses from mayor michael bloomberg on his health initiatives, he was successful in 2002. passing a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. it's been expanded to include m parks and beaches. in 2006 he banned transfats it from restaurants in the city. and 120 passed a grading system for restaurants. he had misses. he championed stop and frisk initiative as a deterrent to crime. minority groups criticised it as racist. in 2008 he failed to get a bill
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passed that would have charged drivers driving into the city. >> and a ban to ban large shoeingry drinks was thrown out by a judge. the macey's parade is soon. children checked out the floats. >> there'll be a 30 foot tall cradle to celebrate the first day of hx onica. >> hours before nuclear talks resume in six world power the nation's supreme leader said they would not step back. >> a series of people killed in baghdad. the deadliestance explosion at an outdoor market. >> the supreme court is leading
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the texas abortion restrictions. it came as voters in albuquerque voted against a ban on late-term employment. >> the struggle some fame lis face putting dinner on the table. >> kobe bryant back in practice. when will he lace it up in a role game. >> i'm metrologist nicole mitcham. temperatures to drop in the middle of the country. we'll have that. >> aljazeera.com continues in 2.5 minutes.
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>> respect our red lines, iran supreme leader has a tough message for nuclear negotiators meeting in geneva, saying sanctions won't force agreements. >> violence in iraq, a wave of car bombings in baghdad leave more than two dozen dead in a spark in violence meant to destabilize the government. >> j.p. morgan and the government come to terms on a $13 billion settlement.
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>> good wednesday morning, welcome to aljazeera america. it is good to have you with us. i'm thomas drayton. >> i'm stephanie sy. negotiators from iran and six word powers will be back in the bargaining table today in geneva, offering to ease sanctions if iran agrees to freeze its nuclear program. >> each time they meet, they inch closer to a deal. u.s. and other leaders want a six month stop on any nuclear work, a sticking point that brought the last talks to a halt. >> hardliners in iran are pushing back, the supreme leader saying its nation would not step back from its nuclear rights. >> on tuesday, president obama asked all parties to give diplomacy a chance. >> let's look, let's test the proposition that over the next six months, we can resolve this in a diplomatic fashion, while
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maintaining the sanctions architecture and at president of the united states, me maintaining all options to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons. >> aljazeera's phil ittner joins us from geneva. phil, this is the third such meeting of the so-called p5 plus one. are they any closer to a deal? >> they came very close last time. this is not seen as another round, but a continuation, a further session from the session that ended about a week and a half ago when they got so very close. we do know a little bit more about what those sticking points are that are keeping the two sides from an agreement, and on the western side of things, it seems the french are championing, in particular, the issue of the iraq heavy water plant with iran, producing
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plutonium as a byproduct of its production and the standing surplus, the stockpile of enriched uranium iran already has. that seems to be where they have they are impasse. if they can get pass that and there is cautious optimism today, that would signal what could be a ground-breaking agreement between the sides. >> iraned supreme leader seemed to take a harder line overnight. could this affect the talks? just moments ago, the french government spoke out saying iran's comments were unacceptable. >> yeah, those are some very strong comments coming out of the supreme leader within iran. it has to be kept in mind he was speaking to a group of paramilitary within iran seen at quite hard line. he may have been speaking to his domestic constituency. those statements about france
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lowing to the influence of united states apartment israel could cause difficulty here. certainly the french statement that has just come out indicates that is the case. we also heard from the iranian delegation that arrived today saying there is still every chance that a settlement could be reached upon. >> netanyahu had set to meet with the french president this morning. will his presence be felt? >> absolutely, yeah. the fact that the israeli leader is going to speak with putin is a very interesting development that's seen as perhaps trying to persuade the russians to come onboard. that will be an interesting thing to watch today. of course, there are those
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opposed to any kind of deal on the western side, not just within the united states with hardliners, but obviously the french, as well. we'll to have wait and see how this goes. >> we certainly will. aljazeera's phil ittner live in geneva this morning. thank you. >> an egyptian security official said a care bombing killed 10 soldiers and injured 35. it happened near israel in the gaza strip. the bombing is one of the deadliest since mill tint linked al-qaeda attacks a president mohamed morsi was ousted in july. >> a wave of attacks in baghdad killed 28 and injured 65. the attacks are centered in shia neighborhoods. the deadliest was in the neighborhood where a car bomb exploded at an outdoor market. five shoppers were killed and 15 hurt. the u.s. said violence in iraq has killed more than 5500 people since april. >> a group with ties to al-qaeda said it carried out the deadly
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explosions at the iranian embassy in lebanon. the attack may be the latest in a series of bombings link said to the war in syria. 23 people were killed, including an iranian diplomat. we have details from beirut. >> we are at the site of the twin suicide bombings right outside the iranian embassy in the southern suburbs of beirut. details are emerging on exactly what happened early tuesday. the embass main gate is right in front of us. there was a suicide bomber who detonated himself. the pickup truck was parked outside the embassy. the driver panicked, he fled the vehicle. what happened next was just a few minutes later, a car rigged with exclosives and a suicide bomber was parked right here. what we understand is that the suicide bombers was hoping to drive the vehicle inside the
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iranian embassy compound. he wasn't able to do that, because of the car that was blocking the road. people here are angry be, anxious, people are worried that such attacks are just going to recur. really, it's a new tactic. we haven't seen suicide bombings in lebanon. yes, there have been car bombings in populated areas and hezbollah strongholds, hezbollah being the local ally of iran. it is very hard to prevent such attacks. lebanon really on the edge. they fear that more attacks like this will recur. stepped up security measures over recent weeks really couldn't prevent this devastation. >> reporting from the scene in beirut. >> the white house condemned the bombing and urged all parties to exercise calm amounted restrained.
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>> new mexico's largest city says no to a ban on late term abortions. voters turned out in record numbers. it was the first attempt to limit access to abortion in a u.s. city. the proposal put albuquerque at the center of the nation's debated on this issue. >> in texas, new restrictions on abortion remain in effect. the u.s. supreme court refused to block enforcement of the state's law. the ruling let some of the nation's strictist abortion limits continue while an appeal is considered bay lower court. the decision means nearly one third of the state's abortion clinics will remain closed. we are joined with more on the ruling. erika, this was a split vote on the high court. >> absolutely. there was a 5-4 vote here. in the meantime, that texas law will stay in effect for now. the court was clearly split along ideological lines and in this case the decision made by the five conservatives on the court. the four liberal justice said women who are denied taxes
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abortions under this law will suffer permanent harm. the reason they say that to do with a key provision requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic, something they did not need to have before this law. if those doctors do not comply, they face a fine up to $4,000, which is why so many clinics have shut down. both sides are now weighing in on this. texas governor rick perry who signed this into law back in july described the decision as good news both for the unborn and for the women of texas, who are now better protected from shoddy abortion providers operating in dangerous conditions. the president of planned parenthood vow to say oh continue the legal fight, calling the supreme court decision outrageous and unacceptable adding that it also demonstrates why we need stronger federal protections for women's health. she went on to say your ability to make your own medical decisions should not depend on
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your zip code. the legal battle continues in january when an appeals court will hold another hearing. the case would likely return to the supreme court for the ultimate test. >> in the meantime, this law remains in effect and a significant number of clinics will not be able to provide abortions. how many clinics are we talking about? >> these are staggering numbers. we're talking about 20 facilities open right now in a state of 26 million people. texas is a huge state, and when you really break down the numbers, that means there's only one clinic every 12,000 square miles, that's roughly the size of the state of maryland. >> so major impact here. thank you. >> sunday's midwest storm brought back someberg memories of the tornado in oklahoma. it was six months ago that a twister killed 23 people, including seven children at an elementary school. the storm where he could homes and,s and severely damaged a hospital. more residents had only a 16
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minute warning before the first tornado hit. the damage cost insurers more than $3 billion. >> sunday's midwest storm system was one of the deadliest on record in the month of november and it could become the most expensive, as well. the storms destroyed entire communities in illinois and damages could cost $1 billion. we have more on how midwesterners starting over. >> 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 hall ways are lined with donated clothing. the makings of a warehouse filled with the bare necessities, a place providing a moment of normalcy. >> some people coming in the building just to get warm, sit down, drink a cup of coffee. we have pastors and counselors and people come in to help folks. >> seeking the warmth of a coat,
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retired basketball coach is here, his home leveled. >> there's nothing left, all the way down to the ground. it ripped the bare foundation, flooring, concrete, that's what's 11. >> his wife, kathy was inside at the time. >> here she is right here. >> she is meeting with an insurance adjustor. >> the drywall came off of the basement wall there, and laid over in the coffee table in the middle of the room caught it and made a bridge for me. somebody was looking out for me. >> after a half century of marriage, the her man's are asking a difficult question. how do you start over from this? >> this is what their home looked like before sunday's storms. this is what it looks like today. >> there was just a small little area there that i crawled out of. >> while they're grateful to be alive, they say it's difficult
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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. aljazeera, washington, illinois. >> six people were killed in illinois, the most deaths ever caused by tornadoes on a single november day in that state. >> old man winter is closing in across the u.s. as a cold front pushes its way across the country. you felt it here. >> i certainly did. >> we had the initial front that also had the tornadic activity, already cold in a few places. this next blast is not going to be pretty. temperatures are going to drop a lot more. we actually have a move all the way to canada to see our next trouble maker that is already going to be dropping down into the united states by tomorrow, could be significantly changing temperatures for denver or
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billings, and then by the weekend, not only the cold air, the initial shot of it, but the high pressure and the low pressure, high pressure is clockwise circulation, low pressure is counter clockwise circulation. basically, when they're together with the high west of the low, they act like a gear, and it just draws that cold air down. this is just going to be a funnel of air from canada shooting all the way down to the southern tier of the united states anttemperatures will plummet. minneapolis, 40's today. we hit the 30s as the front goes through, snow may come with you the. temperatures fall thursday, then again so temperatures could be in the teens by the weekend. that's a 40-degree drop. it will bring warm moisture along with it. i'll talk about specific temperatures this morning coming up in just a couple minutes. back to you guys. >> all right, meteorologist nicole mitchell, thanks. it's been two weeks since the
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philippines was hid by typhoon haiyan. more than 1500 people are not accounted for. we report on the search for them. >> they've been in tacloban for more than a week on an increasingly desperate mission, looking for a nephew, a a 3-year-old. his parents died in the storm surge, but strapped him into a life jacket. they believe he may have been rescued. searches have been thwarted in the confusion after the disaster. >> red cross, the social welfare office, even the army, the police, we tried going around, but they just keep on passing us around, go to this place, it might be there. when we go there, it's a totally different thing. >> this is where the missing and dead are reported to the local government, except today, it's also where government employees are registering their attendance for work. this woman is trying to discover
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what happened to her mother's relatives in a nearby province. >> i don't know where to search for. >> the staff here admit that there's no central system in place to match up the missing with the families seeking them. >> right now, we don't have. maybe some other day. >> the city government told us anybody looking for a missing relative would be better served by trying with the department of social development national agency. their office in town is at this distribution point where they said there is a comprehensive list of the missing and dead that can be cross referenced. >> with the pressing aid to get to survivors, we found there is no such list. families will to have grieve for loved ones who simply disappeared.
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he has had a lead, someone range to say they had the boy only to go on and demand money, another blind alley. he hasn't given up. >> when he stumbles, never cries, just picks himself up and then keeps on running again, so with these memories in my mind right now, i really do hope that we can still find him. >> so the poster campaign goes on. one family in the midst of a national calamity, hoping to find for themselves the answers they need. >> aljazeera reporting from tacloban p.m. emergency resources in the philippines had been stretched to the limit before the typhoon, because it was the fourth to hit the island nation this year. >> the architect behind healthcare.gov said much more work remains to be done. up to 40% of the technology
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system needs to be built. he says the administration decided to launch the site october 1, despite warnings from a consultant. president obama said these issues reveal a problem with the way government websites are built. >> we probably underestimated the complexities of building out a website that needed to work the way it should. the way the federal government does procurement and does i.t. is just generally, not very efficient. >> the billing problems need to be corrected by january 1. after that work is done, healthcare.gov must undergo security testing. >> a four limit fill busters in the senate. harry reid is mulling over senate rules and could make a decision this week. earlier this week, senate republicans blocked the third of president obama's nominees to the d.c. circuit corpse.
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reed said democrats must alter senate rules to limb the gop's ability to filibuster nominees. dianne feinstein and patrick leahy have endorsed a change in these rules. >> new revelation surrounding the n.s.a. spying scandal. >> documents shed light on a u.s. seeker courts role in the program and the warning they gave the agency over its practices. >> determining the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan. a letter from president obama admits military mistakes. >> hoping to get an edge on the competition, wal-mart is getting into the holiday spirit early by kicking off black friday sales this friday.
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>> you're looking at a live shot of the capitol building in washington on a cloudy wednesday morning. good morning, costa concordia. >> it is good to have you with us. coming up, new revelations are emerging about the nsa spying program and how a secret court
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loud the data to be expanded it was collecting on americans. >> >> first, let's look at what temperatures we can expect across the nation today. nicole mitchell is back. >> i want to start off with the midwest, a lot of the temperatures through the region in the 30's and 40's especially illinois into indiana. thirty's this morning, 40's into the afternoon. we have chances for rain so that's not exactly ideal for all the people that have to be out in the elements today. the cold air we're going to see moving in, billings feeling a taste of that at 19 degrees, and a high today only of 27, and cities like minneapolis and denver getting into the day tomorrow. forty's and 60 almost respectively going into the mid 30's. dep very, a third degree drop to 22 and most of this region wille time we hit the weekend. it's definitely going oh be a
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change for us. i'll talk more about who's seeing the rain today coming up you. >> newly released documents show that the nsa was allowed to continue its domestic spying program even after a judge found the agency had overstepped its authority. the agency intensified domestic saying after the september 11 attacks and while it claimed to be monitoring terrorism, agents also searched for names of people not tied to illegal activity. the ruling came down in 2009 and the program was cut two years later. >> the u.s. denied it apologized to the afghan people in a deal that would allow troops to remain in the country beyond 2014. it comes on the eve of a meeting among afghan tribal elders and politicians who will decide on a major security agreement with the united states. it would include immunity and allow some u.s. troops to stay after the pullout next year. aljazeera's jane ferguson learned that many afghans oppose that deal.
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>> for many people in kandahar, life has been extremely hard over the past 12 years. they are squeezed between a major foreign military base and a strong taliban presence. the traditional way of decision making will take place in kabul to debate the future of such bases in the country. a shopkeeper in the city wants them gone. >> thanks to god, we are muslim and the americans, everyone knows who they are, no islamic country would want to give a place for infidels in their country. >> people here tell us the war has brought them nothing but loss. another several thousand representatives traveling to the meeting should reject any agreement with western armies. some have little faith in those going to the capitol.
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>> they haven't consulted ordinary people. they didn't even talk with them about these issues. ordinary people are not aware of it. >> most of the people in kandahar want foreign forces out of afghanistan. they have seen brutal fighting here and much less reconstruction and development. in other parts of the country, opinions on the bilateral security agreement are much more diverse. >> in the northern city, some of mindful that a lack of foreign troops could leave afghan forces more vulnerable than ever. >> if the agreement is signed, it's a good thing. if foreigners leave the country, we will be left behind. if they stay, they'll always help us. they are good for the security of afghanistan from every point of view. >> head further north, and residents remind us of the international politics at work.
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>> this agreement is not in the benefit of afghanistan, because america wants afghanistan to be their colony. we are already their colony. they also want military bases in our country, to have authority in the region for afghanistan, pakistan and russia. >> opinions on the security agreement range from support to suspicion and fear across the country. as elders gather to come to a consensus, they will be shaping the lives of the millions they represent. jane ferguson, aljazeera, kandahar city, afghanistan. >> we should add u.s. national security advisor susan rice has said america does not need to apologize. >> no need to wait until the day after thanksgiving to snatch up holiday shopping deals. wal-mart is starting its black friday sales this friday. the holiday shopping season will be the shortest in years. >> both the dow and s&p still
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flirting with milestones. not quite there yet. stock futures are lower know, signaling a negative start. the dough jones industrial at 15,967, the s&p at 16,087. >> comments from ben bernanke may actually help stocks today. he told a washington audience tuesday night that the central bank would maintain its easy money policy for as long as it's needed, saying the fed would keep interest rates near zero until it saw solid improvement in the labor market. we'll get a look at what fed officials think about the program. >> we'll see how the housing market is doing today with existing home sales for october. the commerce department will tell us if retailers were busy in october and we'll get a films of retail inflation. the labor department will release the consumer price
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index. >> john kerry penny will reveal how its turnaround effort is going, out with earnings today. the chain has taken steps to revive its business and there have been signs of life. analysts say it faces an uphill battle. >> it's a reputation issue with them, whether the perception is reality or reality is perception doesn't really matter. if you ask consumers where they would like to shop, many are going to tell you i want to go where i can get the best merchandise at the cheapest price. i don't know that you have a lot of people saying that's john kerry penny. >> lows is getting a boost from the housing recovery, making almost $500 million last quarter. it says sales were at 6% and expects the rest of the year to be strong. >> j.p. morgan striking a deal with the federal government over faulty mortgages. >> the bank will shell out a record $13 billion to settle charges against it. >> we'll talk with a financial expert about whether the money
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set aside for homeowners will actually provide help. >> finding a home for syria's chemical weapons, despite an international consensus on destroying the weapons, not many countries are stepping up to the plate. >> kicking it with team mexico, who just qualified for the world cup. many are breathing a sigh of relief. >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news.
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on august 20th, al jazeera america introduced a new voice in journalism. >> good evening everyone, welcome to al jazeera.
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>> usa today says: >> ...writes the columbia journalism review. and the daily beast says: >> quality journalists once again on the air is a beautiful thing to behold. >> al jazeera america, there's more to it. >> good morning, welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas drayton. coming up, a new debate is brewing over syrias chemical weapons arsenal. inspectors have done a very swift job collecting the chemical weapons. the question is asked what to do with them. no one is stepping up, they're saying not in my back yard when
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it comes to destroying those weapons. we're going to speak with a former commander of counter terrorism forces about whether one plan under consideration is actually the best one. >> so important to keep that regime accountable. >> j.p. morgan has reached a deal with the government, $13 billion settlement, a historic deal of its kind. it's going to cost the bank. in a few minutes, we'll talk to the president of ang capitol whether this will stop big banks from doing what got us into the recession. >> stephanie, looks like toronto mayor rob ford, that's all you need to do is mention his name has a new job as a television host. after his initial debut, one episode, his show was canceled. the people behind the show said it has nothing to do with the problems that have landed him in the news. we'll tell you exactly what those concerns were. >> first as we mentioned,
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syria's chemical weapons might be destroyed at sea. the organization tasked with eliminating that countries stockpile said that might be an alternative. it's difficult finding a country willing to host the destruction of those chemical weapons. >> we are not without other alternatives. in fact, we are actively pursuing two other alternatives, which provide us a complete capacity to do the destruction and to meet the schedule. >> joining us now brendan gordon, c.e.o. of a chemical weapons cultancy. he is in england. it's very good to have you with us. no one stepping up to the plate here, the chemical watchdog group are looking at the possibility of dissolving the weapons at sea. this is going to be a very difficult, challenging task. can you describe that process for us? >> yes, certainly.
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i think first of all, from those of us on this side of the pond, it's pretty disappointing that the european union who have shouted so loudly for chemical weapon description has decided to sit on its collective hands rather than stepping up to the plate to destroy these chemicals. the option you and i are talking about of destroying at sea is a rae flexion that we're running out of options here. what they're talking about is putting incinerations on to a barge or ship to demill the chemicals, burn them at very high temperatures, or potentially putting the u.s. facility using hydrolysis, mixing with very large amounts of water. there is going to be millions of
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gallons of o affluent. putting that in the sea is not going to be popular. >> why are we seeing the lack of countries stepping up to the plate here? >> i'm sure it is all politics, because the technical process of destroying these chemicals, most of them are precursors, there are few elements of weaponnized sarin and mustard gas, we understand, a very small part of the chemical arsenal. these precursor chemicals are highly taxes, no more dangerous than those on the streets in the u.k. every day of the week and we destroy those commercial chemicals quite often. i think it's the specter of these chemical weapons going on to the soil of the u.k. or the u.s. or russia that is having a
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political impact. i think it needs to be explained more clearly to people that actually, the dangers of doing it in properly built facilities -- >> what is the most likely path now? will the country step up in time or will the u.s. pursue this new option and destroy them at sea? >> there are two options, the sea option, or one of the permanent five countries steps up to the plate, because certainly the u.s., the russian federation and the u.k. have the facilities capability and expertise to do it and more importantly, the security to prevent proliferation is absolutely key. now if that doesn't happen, the u.s. option to do it at sea is the only other plausible one, but i think it's, you know, there are huge challenges to it, again technically, it's possible, but one would hope that one of the permanent five would step forward to do this destruction safely on land and
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get rid of it as it should be done. >> they still have the major task of transporting these chemical weapons in the midst of the civil war. we want to thank our guest, former commander of british chemical and bio counter terrorist forces. thanks for joining us this morning. >> the u.n. is condemning countries alleging human rights violations. the general assembly said syria, iran, north carolina, myanmar are all guilt of widespread human rights abuses. they say the resolution on these four country have become an annual right. the u.n. welcomes pledges to improve on the violations. >> the new u.s. ambassador to. >> pap is getting the royal treatment. crowds gathered to catch caroline kennedy traveling to meet japan's emperor. she later met with the japanese prime minister. kennedy is the first american female ambassador to japan.
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>> the u.s. ambassador to china says he's resigning. gary locke announced that he will leave his post early next year. he wants to rejoin his wife and children in stealth. he informed president obama of his decision to resign on november 1. >> j.p. morgan's c.e.o. jami diamond said the company is pleased to have reach an agreement with the government for selling risky mortgages contributing to the great recession five years ago. it's the largest settlement of its kind in u.s. history. we have more on the landmark agreement. >> after months of negotiations, it's financial. >> i am proud to join our partners in an unprecedented state and federal partnership in announcing a landmark settlement with j.p. morgan chase for misconduct that contributed to the global financial crisis that brought our economy to its niece. >> the $13 billion deal with the
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justice democratic and states requires j.p. morgan to shell out $9 billion in penalties and compensation to settle civil charges that it and two banks it acquired during the financial crisis misled investors about the quality of mortgage investments that contributed to the housing crisis. $4 billion is ear marked for consumer relief, including measures to help struggling homeowners and combat blight in areas with high foreclosures. during a conference call, the bank's chief financial officer indicated the sting may not be as painful as the headline numbers suggest. >> it's our understanding that a $2 billion penalty will not be tax deductible, but the remaining $7 billion of compensation paid will be deductible for tax purposes. >> also part of the deal, j.p. morgan admitted it made serious misrepresentations to the public. the settlement does not absolve it or executives from criminal
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charges stemming from its mortgage practices. >> in a statement after the deal was announced, attorney general eric holder said without a doubt, the conduct uncovered in this investigation helped sew the seeds of the mortgage meltdown. >> joining us now to discuss the 13 that billion dollars settlement and how it could affect the banking industry is hillary kramer, president and chief investment officer at a and g capital. yesterday, the government said the bank made "serious material misrepresentations to the public" but in a conference call, marian lake said this: why there is a a disconnect and how can j.p. morgan not admit fault here? >> j.p. morgan's mechanisms of
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public relations are doing all the damage control they possibly can. i believe we will see a going back and forth where these comments and statements are going to be changed and there might be some conversations where j.p. mar began may change exactly how they position this $13 billion fine fee penalty that they're paying, but the reality is j.p. morgan is writing a check. it may be in different forms and in different ways, but they have actually admitted wrongdoing, regardless of how marian lake is positioning it. >> a big check, i should add. in the meantime, while they do damage control, the stock rose almost 1%. why is that happening? >> j.p. morgan, the ticker symbol ypm is probably the best run bank in the world. i've looked at many financial institutions and it is stellar with some of the finest
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professionals there are, period. therefore, j.p. morgan has all of this bad news, except for any criminal probes behind it. going forward, investors are freed up to invest. many don't like to invest when there's a litigation overhang. there is a lot of rejoicing. j.p. morgan set aside $23 billion when they announced their quarter october and their earnings, putting it aside for litigation, for this case, as well as a few others that are pending. now we know that this case came out at $13 billion. there were no big surprises. wall street hates surprises. when surprises are behind us, we invest. >> a lot of us that aren't in wall street are asking did this deal really hold the people who caused the housing crisis in 2008, have they really been held accountable here? >> well, symbolically, this
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$13 billion shows that wall street is taking accountability for their actions. at the same time, we need to keep in mind, it wasn't just j.p. morgan. in fact, j.p. morgan was the white horse who came in-- >> and bought stearns. >> he turned to him and said we have a problem, and as an institution, the private and public sector came to rescue and bailout these two troubled financial institutions that did go off the deep end interns of making loans. accountability, yes, it's an important statement here. at the same time, there's animosity, because j.p. morgan and with jami diamond, who is an incredibly powerful strategic and smart leader, also a very proud person. one needs to be to run an
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institution and built what he's built. he's proud and is upset and we have heard clips from him over the past few months in which he has let the public know, hey, i came in and rescued these companies and now it's as if j.p. morgan that had done the damage. in terms of individuals saying what does this really mean, it means that our government, goliath and david fought it out and the powers that be in washington that so rarely have the power to fight big business actually came through. it may not have impacted j.p. morgan's bottom line, but it's real money and it's in the billions, not the millions. >> sometimes it's hard to tell who goliath is. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> some call it a power grab, others say it's an important step to save the country. either way, venezuelas president
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was now able to rule by presidential decree, meaning he can make laws without approval from congress. congress voted to give him those powers. many worry this is going to hurt democracy. aljazeera's andy gallagher is inca rack cuss. >> the president is now one of the most powerful leaders. his supporters were job rant. >> it's a war between the elite and the poor. they have forced us to kneel down. they did whatever they wanted until president chavez came, and now this president continues to liberate us. >> we are very proud of him.
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he's a man and he was the best gift that chavez left us, because he is his son and he's doing everything that we have been expecting. >> the president has jailed 100 shop keepers for charging too much. he can force them to reduce prices and take control of businesses viewed as corrupt. opposition leaders say this latest move is a blatant power grab and fear he'll use the act to silence critics. >> at the end, democracy loses, because it loses spaces for open discussion. democracy loses spaces for citizen participation. >> this is the president's boldest move since he came to power in april and is proving popular among the poor. the bus driver still faces challenging times ahead. >> even with sweeping new powers, he will have to deal with an economy in freefall. inflation is soaring, there's
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still a chronic shortage of basic goods on the shelves here and a seemingly unstoppable black market in dollars. they will get to decide whether this blatant move is good for their country or not when they vote in three weeks' time. >> the new powers will law the president to enact laws without consulting lawmakers for up to a year. >> time now for sports and ross shimabuku is here. it's all about soccer. >> that's right, stephanie and thomas, the most beautiful game. we are kicking it with team mexico looking to punch their ticket into the world cup. it's a big deal for everybody involved. according to experts, the absence of mexico would cost the event $1 billion in lost revenue. everybody can exhale, because mexico putting their best foot forward against new zealand. peralta was getting his groove on. he scored the hat trick in the first 33 minutes of play. that's three goals in the first
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half. mexico would win it 4-2 to qualify for the road cup next summer in brazil. also punching their ticket to rio de janeiro, portugal. rinaldo put on a show, scoring three goals as portugal would win 3-2. other countries that advanced, france, croatia and greece. >> in college basketball, a lot of hoopla focused on the freshman class. there's a super sophomore, marcus smart who decided to stay in school for another year at oklahoma state. dazzling for the cowboys, the kid lighting it up with 26 points in the first half, ending up with a career high 39. smart made a statement and a new fan. kevin durant was in the house. he said marcus could definitely play in the nba right now. smart continues to live the
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college life. number seven, oklahoma state would go on to spank number 11 memphis 101-80. >> kobe bryant decided to skip college. can he bounce back from an achille's injury? at 35, your body does not bounce back like it used to. the champion back on the court went through his second full practice. he had an all time high. his upper body looks bigger. he is happy to be back on the court. >> i just went out there and just played, you know, and just tried to do what i normally do and tried to figure some things out about my game and what can i do at this stage, what can't i do at this stage and try to figure my way through it. it felt good to compete, get out there and move around, you know, play with my guys, play against my guys, and, you know, it feels good just to get out there and move. >> now kobe said it's possible
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that he could make his return at the end of the month and hopefully for laker fans, that would be thanksgiving. >> you can never discounted kobe. >> ross, thank you. another day, another development for toronto's mayor. >> his t.v. show is being canceled. >> pulling the plug on rob ford's program after only one episode. >> people working to make ends meet are facing tough decisions on how to pay for thanksgiving dinner. even the most affordable items hit wallets hard. the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america
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>> good morning, welcome back to aljazeera america. >> thanks giving is one week away, and that of course means the big turkey dinner. we'll see how those earning minimum wage, that can be a challenge. >> first, whose going to get the rain, who's going to get the
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snow. >> some places have the chance for freezing rain as this next system comes in. the broad view, we've got the moisture this morning, this is the water vapor, just showing where we have more significant areas. one of them is in the midwest. in kansas, some of you have been waking up to thunderstorms and all the activity on the west coast. we could actually have some freezing rain by tomorrow night or into friday. our other big system is out west, bringing only rain to california and higher elevations in the rockies, do watch for the areas of snow. we'll have more on that cold air, coming up. >> the toronto mayor's television career quickly comes to an end. rob ford cohosted an hour long show with his brother, doug, the first episode of ford nation, 24 hours later, some pulled the plug claiming high production costs.
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ford was stripped of his budget powers after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine. >> a wal-mart in ohio is making headlines for a donation drive set up to help workers who can't afford thanksgiving dinner. it's a problem many minimum wage workers face across the country. >> with thanksgiving approaching, people will be packing grocery stores like this one to shop for turkey and all the trimmings. but at 7:25 an hour, those living on minimum wage for close to it say they find it a challenge to get a proper holiday dinner on their tables. >> groceries is like $125, maybe, depending on what do i need and coupons that i have. >> ok. so you regularly budget $125 a week and for thanksgiving alone, you're talking about half a week's work. >> of groceries, yeah. >> that's a pretty big deal.
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>> yeah, it is, but it's thanksgiving. >> she and her family of five live on her single income. >> $2,000 we get, so it's a thousand for the rent, and then the rest is for food, washing clothes, and utilities and the cell phone. >> miriam makes minimum wage, but gets a break with her holiday dinner budget because she lives at home with her mother. >> i get paid every two weeks. it's hard to budget everything within those two weeks when you're paid minimum wage. it's hard. >> buying a dinner for a typical family of four or five, this is what we got, pumpkin pie, turkey, investigate bells, drinks, ham, and tallied it all
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up, it came to $62. >> for many families, the struggle goes beyond the holidays and means budgeting. >> you just can't afford it, you can't buy it, because you have to buy the things that you need. >> while the debate over minimum wage continues over parts of the country, people who live on those salaries work to find creative ways to put food on the table especially during the holidays. aljazeera, new york. >> such a challenge. a spokesman for wal-mart said holding the food drive was held at the store level and proves that employees care about each other. >> del walters joins us now. del. >> hours before nuclear talks resume between iran and six world powers, iran's supreme leader saying they will not step back from their nuclear rights. >> suicide bombings in baghdad
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with a car bomb explosion outside a market. >> the supreme court is leavinging texas abortion restrictions in effect while the law is appealed. voters in albuquerque voted against a ban on late term abortions. >> new data shows ohio is lagging when the success of black students is compared to whites. >> del is back with you in two and a half minutes. >> have a great morning.
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>> respect our red lines, iran supreme leader has a tough message. he says iran will not step back one iota and sanctions won't force concessions. >> the u.s. supreme court refusing to block the texas abortion law, blocking clinics from performing the procedure. >> a unique bank run by women for women. encouraging women in india to become entrepreneurs. >> an achievement back in american education. why the color of a child's skin could determine the quality of the education they receive.
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>> negotiators are going back to the bargaining table in geneva. the u.s. and other nations are offering to ease sanctions in iran if they agree to freeze its nuclear program. the iran supreme leader said his nation will not back down from its nuclear rights. president obama urging all parties to give diplomacy a chance. >> aljazeera's phil ittner is in geneva. this is the third such meeting of the so-called p5 plus one. are they any closer to a deal this time? >> in many ways this is seen as a continuation of the previous rounds, so perhaps a second session of that round. there is cautious optimism that
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there can be a deal greed upon. the maker players are back, the meetings have started. they wouldn't have returned if they didn't think something could be accomplished. del. >> iran's supreme leader seemed to take a hard line saying if french officials succumb to the united states and neil before the israeli regime, it would not be a good thing, calling those comments unacceptable. how could this not affect the talks? >> absolutely those are some very strong words out of iran. it has to be said that they were made in front of a group, hard line paramilitary group, but those statements aimed at france have caused concern today. we heard a spokesman for the french government saying those comments were not acceptable and
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complicated matters on the ground as they try to resolve this issue. it has to be said, there was a statement made by the chief delegate who arrived here from the iranian delegation. he believes there is every possibility an agreement can be reached. >> dial isn't in the talks, but its presence felt, correct? >> absolutely, yeah, there are a number of regional players, saudi arabia and others, who have grave concerns about whether or not this is giving the rue raines too much for too little in return. the israeli prime minister speaking with putin today is going to be interesting, because the kremlin that its own concerns about the nuclear program in iran and russian delegates have already said that they think the israeli position is just not realistic or helpful. it will be interesting to hear
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whether or not anything comes from those talks within the kremlin, obviously also interesting to see what will happen here, today, tomorrow and friday. >> phil ittner live in geneva, switzerland. >> ago wants president obama to apologize for what afghan leaders call mistakes by the u.s. military during the war. afghan officials said that could lead to more peaceful relations between the two countries. afghanistan said an admission of mistakes would prompt afghanistan to consider ledding some u.s. troops stay past 2014. that is the deadline for all u.s. troop to say withdraw. national security advisor susan rice said america does not need to apologize. >> a wave of attacks in baghdad killed 16 and injured 60 others. the deadliest involved a car bomb that exploded in an outdoor market. five shoppers were killed, 15 others hurt. the u.n. said more than 5,000 have died in violent attacks
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since april. >> an egyptian security officials said 10 soldiers were killed and 33 others wounded in a car bomb attack there today in the northern sinai city near israel in the gas mistake strip. it is one of the deadliest since al-qaeda began stepping up attacks after the ouster of president morsi in july. >> at least 23 people were killed, including an iranian diplomat there. we have the details from beirut. >> we are is the tight of the twin suicide bombings right outside the iranian embassy. details are emerging on exactly what happened early on tuesday. the embassy main gate is right in front of us. there was a suicide bomber, he
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approached the gates of the compound, guards opened fire. then the suicide bomber detonated himself. at the time, that pickup truck was parked right outside of the embass. the driver panicked, fled the vehicle. what happened next was just a few minutes later, a car rigged with exclosives and a suicide bomber was parked right here. what we understand is that the suicide bomber hoped to drive the vehicle inside the iranian embarz compound. he wasn't able to do that because of the car that was blocking the road. people here are angry, anxious, people are worried that, you know, such attacks are just going to recur and really, it's a new tactic. we haven't seen suicide bombings in lebanon. there have been car bombings in populated areas and hezbollah strongholds, the local ally of iran, but this time, suicide
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bombers, that is why it is very hard to prevent such attacks. lebanon really on the edge, they fear that more attacks like this will recur. stepped up security measures over recent weeks really couldn't prevent this devastation. >> the white house condemning the bombing, urging all parties to stay calm and exercise complaint. >> the tornado across the midwest are on track to be the most expensive. damages could cost a billion dollars, according to risk management solutions. it would be the costliest disaster weather-wise in november ever for the insurance industry. the sunday storm would be the eighth disaster to cost at least $1 billion in the u.s. this year. entire communities were destroyed in illinois. one twister cut a path of
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destruction 46 miles long. we are in hard-hit washington, illinois. >> days after a tornado nearly wiped out the small town of washington, illinois, residents were allowed back in for the first time to see what was left of their homes. >> nobody has anything left. it's all gone. just all gone. >> many accepted the kindness of others, taking shelter and a hot meal after losing everything. >> they are here to help because they feel better off than others. >> for some, finding family possessions offered a small distraction from the pain of losing his home. >> today we found my mom's wedding rings back in the bedroom. >> for others, like john williams, his belongings scattered everywhere, years of hard work wiped away in seconds. >> it's sad, very sad, just, you know, coming back to salvage mainly pictures and family memories and things like that.
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>> more remarkable stories of survive emerged in the wake of the devastating twisters. >> oh, my god! >> chris lancaster caught the tornado barreling toward his house on his cell phone, getting out in the nick of time. >> oh! >> his home flattened, but a reunion two days after the storm. >> t.c.! >> for jonathan and his kids, arriving at his mother's house, a miracle. during the storm, they bar indicated themselves in the bathroom. >> my right foot was pinned, and i was able to hear all my kids, so i knew they were all alive. >> jonathan had his two youngest children ripped from his arms. their house was torn away. they were trapped, but alive. 24 hours later, the one missing family member, maggie, the dog was found in what used to be their basement. utility workers from across the
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midwest were working to bring power back to thousands, while cleanup crews cleared the remnants of homes and debris scattered across hundreds of miles. also tuesday, washington's mayor upped the previous estimate of damaged homes from 250 to 1,000. >> please residents, know that the city is trying to do everything we can to get some normalcy and finalization to some of you. >> with that assessment, a message for those still struggling with their new reality. >> we are showing once again that we're going to -- we've been knocked down, but we're going to fight and rebuild. >> this about the time in a disaster when that numbness starts to wear off and reality sets in. are they feeling that now? >> >> well, the mayor said yesterday that these folks are getting a little restless. it's understandable, the red cross has been taking in a lot of folks and offering things like food, as well, and donated
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goods. survivors are being asked to record and deep detailed records about all the things they lost in the storm. emergency markment officials say that's so they can qualify for federal aid. governor pat quinn is promising these folks there will be state aid here. he said this is similar to april when there was mass flooding. he is asking everyone around the state to donate, as well. >> reporting from washing top, illinois, andy, thank you very much. >> sunday's materials reminded a lot of people about that deadly tornado in moore, oklahoma. it was six months ago that the tornado killed 24, including seven children at an elementary school. residents had 16 minutes to take shelter. it cost insurers $3 billion. >> you woke up this morning and it was cold. we turn to nicole mitchell.
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>> tonight we'll see the big dramatic drop. getting toward the weekend, more places starting to get in on that. as we continue across the country, we had the one front come through, the same one that caused the tornadoes caused some cooler air to move in. we have another system moving in from canada and that is going to funnel the cold air through the midsection of the country southward. it will be on the move, starting to see the cold air today. for the weekend, we're not going to get a lot of relief. with high pressure and low pressure and how they're centered together, one has -- the high has circulation clockwise, low counter clockwise. they act like a gear, pulling through. it's pulling down that air from canada, that interaction. we'll see a lot of temperatures drop 30 degrees. this will have moisture along with it, and that means snow as it goes through, but some areas in the southern plains, that
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could also be some areas of freezing rain. we'll have to watch that into friday. houston, 74 wednesday and then in the weekend into the 50's. a lot of these drops are more dramatic, you can see this is another place that will be on the south side, getting thunderstorms, a lot of places won't get that lucky. we will see more snow the next couple of days. >> the chief digital architect behind healthcare.gov said more work is needed on the website, testifying before a house committee. he said key aspects of the site of still incomplete, including processing payments. he said the administration decided to launch the website despite warnings from a consultant. president obama said this reveals a problem with the way the government builds its websites. >> we probably underestimated the complexities of building out a website that needed to work the way it should. the way the federal government does procurement and does i.t.
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is just generally not very efficient. >> the site's billing problem needs to be corrected by january 1. after that work is done, healthcare.gov has to undergo security tests. we are learning more about the stabbing of virginia state senator and former candidate for governor deeds. deeds is in the hospital in fair condition after being stabbed in the head by his 24-year-old son. he then shot himself and died tuesday at their home in rural virginia. gus deeds underwent a psychiatric evaluation, but released from the hospital because there were no psychiatric beds available and i western virginia. the state's governor is calling for prayers. >> our team is shocked and we're operating for he and his family. >> it's a day of sadness right now, but it's my hope that people who know and don't know of this situation will join us
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in prayer. >> in 2009, the democratic lost to republican bob mcdonald in the virginia governor's race. >> a florida congressman accused of cocaine possession set to appear in court today. trey ridell was arrested last month in washington, d.c. in a statement, he apologized to his family and constituents saying i struggle with the disease of alcoholism and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. he could spend 180 days in jail and face a fine of $1,000. >> everyone wants to help when disaster hits, but do you know if your donation is being used the way you think it is? why good intentions sometimes have bad consequences. >> a ban on abortion is defeated. it was considered a test case in the national abortion battle. >> education in black and white. a closer look at the growing achievement gap in america.
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>> this is a live look at the capitol building in washington, d.c. as the sunrises to the east, just behind that building.
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>> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. we're going to take a closer look at charities and corruption. donations pour in when disaster strikes but sometimes that money doesn't seem to get to those who need it most. first we'll take a look at temperatures across the nation. nicole mitchell is here with that. >> they're going to be going down in a lot of cases. billings is starting to see the cold air, at 18 degrees right now. want to hone in on the midwest. we're going to see the recovery efforts for illinois, indiana, 30's this morning, 40's this afternoon, some chances for rain, not ideal weather. the midwest is where we could see morning temperatures, maybe a few of them going below zero as we get toward the weekend. that's how dramatic the cold air
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will be coming in. not everybody dislikes that. the ice fisherman likes when the lakes start to freeze. denver will go down significantly, already today from near sick to tomorrow going possibly into the 20's. >> it has been nearly two weeks since typhoon haiyan struck the philippines. some of waiting for relief on the smaller islands. progress is being made in tack blow ban. food distribution is in place and everyone has access to clean water. more than 4,000 people declared dead, 18,000 injured. doctors are still trying to get some some injured. a half million homes were destroyed. 4 million people were displaced. there are reports that $33 million is on its way to the philippines from americans oh whoo want to help. there are concerns about
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corruption. jessica alexander wrote a book about it, called chasing chaos, my decade in and out of humanitarian aid. good morning. >> good morning. >> you wrote in an article recently, please don't send your old shoes to the philippines. >> i've been in a number of natural disasterles or the aftermath where i've seen very well intentioned people from all over the world send things that they think that people need overseas, but in fact, they're not appropriate to the context. what happens to those old shoeles or food items that aren't necessarily appropriate to the dietary or culinary preferences of the people there is that it ends up going unused and really just slows down the response. right now, as you just said, life-saving food, water and shelter needs to be coming in and there have been a lot of
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logistical restraints. we need to get life supporting systems in. >> you say there's an action crow anyone for it. >> someone in the aid agency contained this term about stuff we don't want. aid workers chimed in with things that they've seen in every global emergency ranging from tampons when women don't use tampons or other kind of items that people have no idea what to do with and end up going unused, and people just have them on the side. >> with the first baptist church of we'lling west virginia verge and we hold our drivers to help the people in the philippines and people bring in old tee shirts. rather than tell them what can't be used, what can be used? >> i think in every disaster zone, the best thing you can do is find a reputable organization and donate cash to it. i think people's intention and how many impulse to give is
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wonderful and that should be encouraged, but channeled into the right places. giving to an organization that can do the appropriate thing with your money, and to source things locally so that it rebuilds the economy is the right thing to do. >> and then there is the issue of corruption. a lot of people are concerned about sending money, that's why they wanted to send stuff. >> that's a risk in any operation, whether in haiti, sandy, you have a lot of money coming in and there could be risks of corruption. it's something that we have to have a small tolerance of, a degree of tolerance for, but the bigger risk is if you don't give, then there isn't a humanitarian operation. if you decide to give stuff, it doesn't do much good anyway. >> what do you do in the digital world when it seems every time there's a disaster, a new charity crops up and they send a mass email sending $5.
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you don't think you've done that much damage, but then you read your money went right into their pockets. how do you pick an organization to donate to? >> there are a couple of things i tell people to look out for. first, is the charity just cropping up or have they had a presence in the country before the media frenzy, before there was all the attention on the country. have they had a long-standing relationship with the area and government. are they going to know how to maneuver inside the country and get goods in faster than an organization just starting up. do they have a good organization? you can go on line and look at how they performed in past emergencies, have they linked in with the longer term development programming, have they been able to articulate the needs and be transparent about how they are spending your money. we're talking about right now accountability to the donor, to us. what about the accountability to
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the affected people. i think that's the most important thing people should keep in mind. we're better accountable to victims, but that's what really people should be looking out for. >> thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> jessica, aid worker, 10 years in the field, author of "that ising chaos, my decade in and out of humanitarian aid." >> john kerry penny still having problems, although they are seeing some signs of improvement. the retail chain says third quarter sales declined 5% from last year, and profit margins sank. sales improved in each successive month. only one analyst said john kerry faces a battle.
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>> j.c. penney believes a newly unveiled advertising campaign will attract holiday shoppers. >> lows is getting a boost from the housing recover, making almost future hundred million dollars last quarter. it said sales rose 6% and expects the rest of the year to be strong, as well. >> new details are emerging about the settlement between j.p. morgan chase and the government over bad mortgage securities. wall street journal saying a key element was the justice department's discovery of an internal memo written in 2006, showing j.p. morgan chase executives deciding to go ahead with selling the securities, even though they should have known that they were risky. >> a check on wall street, do you futures are down 11 points, stocks hitting the pause button yesterday. the streak of highs ending with a nine-point loss at 15,967
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right now. ben bernanke said the central bank will maintain its easy money policy and keep approximately rates near zero until improvements on the jobs front. october minutes account give us more in sight on the thinking of the policy makers. wall street gets a batch of economic reports today. we'll see how the housing market is doing first. commerce department will tell us if we were busy shopping in october, as well and we will get a glimpse of retail inflation. the labor department releasing the consumers price index. >> the king of rock is under new management. the rights to elvis' work has been sold to authentic brands group, including the vast
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library of music and memorabilia and operation of grace land. the price was not given. it also owns american idol. >> a divided supreme court weighing in on that abortion law in texas. we'll tell you why that chase which closed clinics throughout the state could be headed back to court. >> a global climate change conference being held in poland on a nation that relies on coal plants for most of its power. >> a bank created solely by women. >> in sports, team mexico just qualified for the world cup. many are breathing a sigh of relief. >> looking live at new york city, clear skies, but cold out there. nicole mitchell said it's going to get even colder, so bundle up.
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>> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. it was a proposal that put albuquerque at the center of the debate over abortion. new mexico's largest city says no to a ban an late term abortions. it was the first attempt to limit abortions in a u.s. city. >> in texas, a plan fell short, arguing the state's tough new abortion law was unconstitutional, but the supreme court refusing to block the law. i understand it was a split decision. >> that's right, del. this supreme court decision was sharply divided along ideological lines and the conservatives outnumbered the liberals. the justices left the tough texas law in effect at least for now in a 5-4 vote. >> anti abortionists straw keep
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fighting. the supreme court refused to block a provision to have doctors needing admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. the high court decision is not final, just means the law will remain in effect while challenged. the law is the very thing texas state senator wendy davis filibustered against for 11 straight hours to no avail. since texas governor rick perry signed the bill into law, it has forced nearly a third of the clinics in the state that performed abortions to stop the procedures. those that remain have such a backlog of patients, they've had to turn some away. >> the first phone calls i made to cancel appointments, a woman called back in a panic and threatened suicide. at that point, what do you say to people? >> the law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital that is within 30 miles of the clinic in case women have
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complications or face a fine of up to $4,000. that has kept some doctors from coming into work altogether. the four liberal justices said women who are denied access while the law is enforced will suffer permanent harm but overruled. texas governor perry praised the court, describing the decision as good news for the bun born and women of texas now better protected from shoddy abortion providers operating in dangerous conditions. the president of planned parenthood vows to continue the legal fight, calling the decision outrageous and unacceptable, adding that it demonstrates why we need stronger federal protections for women's health, your rights and your ability to make your own medical decisions should not depend on your zip code. >> the legal battle continues in january, when an appeals court will hold another hearing. the case would likely return to the supreme court for the ultimate test.
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in the meantime, the law stays in effect, limiting clinics to provide abortions. right now, there are 20 facilities open in a taillight of 26 million people, meaning there is only one clinic every 12,000 square miles, an area ruffle the size of the state of maryland. >> amy is the editor of a legal blog written by lawyers about the u.s. supreme court. she joins us now from washington, d.c. this morning. mishowe, what does the court ruling mean for the future of abortion laws in the state of texas. >> right how to, it means that the law will go into effect, and it very well could be back at the supreme court and that was maybe one of the most interesting things about the opinions yesterday was that the four liberal justice in the opinions essentially said this case is coming back to the supreme court either this term or next term. very soon, this issue's going to
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be back at the court for a ruling on the merits, whether or not these kind of laws are constitutional, and it could well be the first big abortion case in which the roberts court will weigh in on roe v. wade. >> we're now talking about one abortion clinic for an area the size of the state of married. in effect, is it a de facto ban on abortion? >> that's the question is when does difficult become so difficult that it's unconstitutional? the other side's argument is that there is still an abortion clinic for 90% of women within 100 miles of their homes, so you have to -- the justice and the lower courts before them are going to look at this and figure out whether this law is an undo burden on a woman's right to abortion. >> does it open the flood gates to those states wanting to pass a similar will you?
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>> it will be a blueprint for other states. there were five or six laws similar that were already in effect or scheduled to go into effect. with this one going into effect in texas, it may well be a national to other states that this may well be the kind of law that the supreme court is willing to find constitutional. >> we should point out that it was a narrow vote, 5-4. what reasoning did the majority give for not blocking the vote? >> this from the court's speaker accountive. this didn't really have much to do with abortion, it's simply lieu the supreme court at this stage of the game is going to step in and block the law from going into effect. if you read it, it's a very dry opinion, but one of the factors that courts consider in deciding whether or not to block a law is the likelihood that it's ultimately going to be found constitutional, so by law allowing the law to go into effect, the majority signal that
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they think there's a good case to be made. >> when you say they seem to pass the buck, is that a better way to put what they did no. >> i'm not sure that's fair to the supreme court. the supreme court is as a general rule reluctant to step in in the early stages of a case. they'd much rather let the lower courts work out the issues and bring it back to them when they've got a final decision. on the one hand, this is not that surprising that they let the law go into effect, but it's also not that surprising that there may well be five justice who think that this law is constitutional. >> thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> thanks for have iting me. >> a missouri inmate who thought he escaped execution was put to death on the ground this morning. joseph paul franklin was executed, the first time the drug was used in the state of
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missouri. 13 states use that drug for lethal executions. franklin was scheduled to be executed shortly after midnight today, but was blocked on tuesday by a lower court. federal appeals court upheld the execution earlier this morning. franklin was a white supremacist blamed for killing 22 blacks and juices. prosecutors say he wanted to start a race war. >> israeli prime minister is in moscow for talks with russian president putin, making it clear that he is against any deal with iran in those talks aimed at limiting iran's nuclear program. he made his case recently in france. we have more from jerusalem. >> the body language appears to tell a tale. an uncomfortable u.s. secretary of state was told israeli rewards any deal as bad. in comparison, the hugs and smiles during the french president's recent visit appeared to demonstrate completely concordance with
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israeli of the iran issue. while france was at pains to express it's friendship with israeli, daylight appeared between his position and naten yahoos. >> he speaks of limiting uranium enrichment to below 20%. naten yahoo says none at all. france insists that iran has the right for nuclear enrichment for energy. israeli insists iran must be stripped of all nuclear ability. it is the refusal that consider compromises that has driven a wedge. john kerry has canceled a
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scheduled return to israeli this week, the message perhaps that he prefers to focus on securing a deal with iran rather than explaining the deal to israel. the consequence, talks in geneva have become linked with the israeli-palestinian negotiation that a second term u.s. president is in tent on shepherding to success. aljazeera, west jerusalem. >> why is netanyahu taking his case to russia? russia remains on better terms with iran than other western powers. >> national general assembly granting emergency decree powers to nicholas peduro for a year. he south the pure crack down on businesses he accuses of price gouging. opponents question whether the move will solve the shortage of basic goods and electricity. >> leaders are meet i can in
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poland to react to global warming. the meeting comes as the role coal will play in its future. >> for 234 years, coal has been mind. the hard physical work an dangerous conditions are a way of life for miners, 1600 of them work down this mine. nationwide, the industry employs more than 100,000. >> coal is my life. i came here to mine coal. i have worked all my life as a miner. i have raised and educated my kids here. coal is everything to me. >> the burning of coal generates 90% of poland's electricity. it is a dependency the government hopes to change but admit it will take time. >> it's here 500 meters below the surface you get a sense of the scale of poland's mine
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reserves. this 415 million-tons of coal in this mine alone represents many times that size and likely to power this country for many hundreds of years to come. >> poland produces 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but the government said it has played its part in reducing those emissions by meeting target under the protocol. protocol. >> >> the critics say these followed the collapse of the economic system. ambitious proposals by the e.u. would reduce carbon emissions from 2020 on wards. >> they don't have to use coal.
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they can move from coal to renewables. it will take time. you have to have a vision as a government. you to have protect your citizens and workers. you have to have new jobs for people, but it can be done and you can still meet people's energy needs. >> in poland, researching new ways of burning coal is funded by the european union to look at ways to get gas from coal without needing to take it out of the ground. the technology is in its infancy and could take decades to develop. that as long as coal remains at the heart of poland's energy needs, the efforts of these men will still be immediated to bring it to the surface. >> coal has been a hot topic this weekend. warsaw along with that topic across down, leaders for coal are holding a meeting of their
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own. >> in sports, it's all about soccer. >> they call it the beautiful game. >> mexico was looking to make it to the world cup. some say the absence of mexico would cost the event $1 billion in lost revenue. mexico putting their best foot forward against new zealand, especially peralta. he scored the hat trick in the first 33 minutes of play. that's three goals in the first half. mexico would win it 4-2 to qualify for the world cup next summer in brazil. >> i go colony toe wants his name cleared. an arbitrator said his hearing will be scheduled for thursday. the doll anyone's want to delay the hearing, dealing with an
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independent investigation. wells and his team current interviewing miami players in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the hazing scandal. they met with jonathan martin last friday in new york. incognito can only be suspended for four games. he's missed two so far and he could return to the team on december 2.
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>> a high school football team in massachusetts canceled the rest of their season because of graffiti. spray painting on the home of teammates whose mother is white and father black. the team canceled their game against their biggest rival because the superintendent said we have no tolerance for racism. local police and the f.b.i. be investigating. >> lebron james and heat have won three straight games. dwayne wide with a sitcom of his life as a superstar and single father of two boys called three the hard way. it is going to be similar to the cosby show. wade did not play last night. his teammates picking up the
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slack. remember james scored a season low 13 points. miami wins to improve to 8-3 on the season. wade trying to brand himself also has a tie. >> and sweaters like bill cosby wore. >> the huxtables. >> if that's what you say. ross shimabuku, thank you very much. >> here's a chance to own a piece of history. president kennedy's history, to be exact. the rocking chair used by kennedy in the white house is set to be auctioned this weekend. that chair along with the oval office flag behind his desk go on the block. the opening bid, $50,000 for the chair, $100,000 for each flag. the items are on display at heritage auctions in dallas. >> india is taking steps to empower women. a new bank opened this week. a a new financial institution puts females first. >> she is a self-made woman.
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she to died to be a teacher, but opened this shop in mumbai 10 years ago so she could send her children to private schools. she did it all without the help of a bank. >> what do women know? they don't know anything. will they pay back the loan? they don't trust us. >> to fight these tuesday, the indian government launched the first financial institution staffed mostly by women for women. the government has already invested around $160 million in the venture and plans to open branches across the country for female customers. >> this bank will be instrumental in bringing them to the formal chan else and inspire them to explore their own entrepreneurial skills.
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>> millions of women across india work and run their own businesses, but find it difficult to save, because only 26% of them have an account. it's also hard for them to get loans, because property and other assets are traditionally given to men, but economists say this has to change. studies show when women are earning and saving, their children are healthier and live longer. the communities are more prosperous because of the increased literacy. the country benefits because of the economic growth. >> women's rights campaigners say it's crucial for women to have financial opportunities, particularly in countries like india, where millions love in poverty. >> many have some kind of an enterprise or a small business that they run out of their home, so having the ability to build up capitol and accumulate assets
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is essential for them to reach out and beyond their marginalized status. >> the bank plans to open more than 33,000 accounts in its first year, hoping this will help tens of thousands of women take control of their loves. aljazeera, mumbai. >> india's prime minister said the bank is a small step toward improving the condition of women in that country. he said there is still a long way to go before women feel physical will you and financially secure. >> a racial divide in education. the rising gap between black and white students and what's being done to close it. >> children aren't as active as they used to be. the scientific proof that parents can point to when calling their kids couch potatoes. >> we have everything from thunderstorms in the midwest to rain, snow, even ice in the west coast. i'll have your details coming up.
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>> audiences are intelligent and they know that their
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>> welcome back to you go america. we'll talk about bridging the educational divide, what's being down make sure every child
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thrives in the classroom. first, is it going to rain or snow where you are? we turn to nicole mitchell. >> the answer could be both depending where you are and maybe even ice mixed in. the system moving through the country is going to bring snow, southern plains maybe more ice and south of that rain. some of that will be transitional. thunderstorms centered over missouri and then a very active west coast, so lets hone in on a couple of those spots. the thunderstorms we have in missouri right now will continue along, could bring rains to places like you will i will and indiana where we're trying to clean up from the tornadoes over the weekend. west coast, wind and rain for california moving into nevada, and for the northern rockies, also the winds, but it's going to be snow and ice, so we have the winter weather advisories, because that travel is going to be very difficult. of course, we've already talked about those temperature drops, so getting a little
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uncomfortable. >> there's a new study out saying today's kids don't run as fast or far as their parents did when they were kids. it is the first to slow a decline in children's physical fitness. it takes children 90 seconds longer to run a mile than 30 years ago. there's been a 15% decline in fitness for children and only a third of u.s. children six and older get the recommended hour of exercise each and every day. >> the nation's report card is also out, and some call the numbers revealing, showing a gap between the success rates of black and white students in the midwest. we have the story from madison, wisconsin where the gap is the widest in the country. >> madison, wisconsin makes many lists for best places to raise a family. >> this is how you help students take on -- >> michelle moved here from chicago to make sure her
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children have a great education, a battle she knows begins at home. >> the responsibility i put on my kids is the same thing i expect out of myself. they always tell me i'm a little harsh and expect is as high, but i'm their biggest cheerleader. if i don't push them, no other person will. >> there are troubling problems within the educational system when it comes to students of color. wisconsin rank said they're the top for my school graduation rates. a new look is revealing. 91% of white students earn that a diploma, 64% of black students. over the last eight years, wisconsin consistently ranked at or above the national average in math and reading scores, but the achievement gap, the difference in performance across racial groups is growing in wisconsin. numbers released this month show the difference in reading and math scores between black and white students are the highest in the nation. >> if you go back and look at the late 1970's and early 1980s,
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the achievement gap was closed. we were coming out of desegregation, there was a spirit in the community and in the country that we really want to do things right. that spirit carried over to the classrooms. >> the university of wisconsin professor carl grant, who has written 35 books an fourness and education related to policy and curriculum believes there is a way out. >> i would relate it to when kennedy said let's put a person on the moon. we need that kind of drive nationwide to turn this around. >> there needs to be a change. currently, the system i go not working. >> an attempt to start a charter school aimed at tackling the disparity in madison was voted down. >> we need to radically redefine education in america. young people are not prepared for the innovation of their future. >> newly hired superintendent brings with her great homes and
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expectation, rejecting the beliefs of many that progress isn't possible. >> i do believe there is in implicit buys we bring to the work when we talk about children as if they're damaged goods, we are setting ourselves up for failure. we have to recognize the deficit mindset when we see it and try to turn that into a mindset that builds on student strengths. >> i'm a nut -- i'm a nut -- >> strengths build in the classroom and at home one student at a time. aljazeera, madison, wisconsin. >> wisconsin's education cuts are among the largest anywhere in the sufficient, dating 2000 to 2008. the center on budget and policy priority said wisconsin cut investment in schools by that 15.3%, more than 43 other states. >> the macy's thanksgiving day parade is around the corner. we're getting a sneak peek. lucky kids check outs floats
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answered balloons from the character despicable me and the circumstance day sole lay. the first day of hanukkah falls this year on thanksgiving. >> this morning, they call it treeles for troops, the holiday gift for men and women serves in the military. volunteers in indiana cut down 17,000 trees this week, delivering them to bases in the u.s. and overseas. >> aljazeera continues, our news headlines are straying ahead in just two and a half minutes. check us out 24 hours a day at aljazeera.com. we'll see you in two and a half minutes.
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