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security pack withe u.s. afghanistan, and the agreement to keep some troops there for another decade, tonight why it now be in jeopardy. home for the holidays, store employees pushing back on staying open for thanksgiving, tonight meet the young worker leading the charge. defining dallas, 50 years after the assassination, how the city coped with
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and changed after the death of jfk. it has been that way in washington for almost 100 years. tonight that is history. they make good on their warning to launch the so called nuclear option. mike, so what does it mean? >> well, john, the senate likes to call itself the world's greatest dribble rahtive body, but when they changed that role, it stood for almost 100 years the chamber is now in danger of a melt down. suddenly free to have most of his nominees confirmed with a similar majority. >> people should vote their conscious. they should vote on behalf of constituents, but they should vote.
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the president accused republicans of abusing rules. republicans block them all. part of an emerging trend. the chain means a simple majority can naldecon firm all presidential nominees except those to the supreme court. before today, that number was 60. republicans called it a partisan power grab. we are approaching a slippery slope. >> john mccain quoted the words of then senator obama ma when he proposed such a change. >> it is the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party, and the millions of americans who asked us to be their voice, i fear that already partisan atmosphere in washington will be poison today the point where no
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country will be able to agree on anything. after the nomination, went forward with 55 votes. judicial nominees to each parties political base, and with the president sinking in the polls is roll out, republicans say the move was a blatant attempt to change the subject. >> millions of americans are hurting because of a laforceed upon them, and what do they do about it? laycock up some fake fight over judges. a fake fight over judges. >> now, here is the statistic that had the president and the democrats so frustrated. it is all about judicial nomination and some cabinet level appointees. but the service an arm of the congress has this statistic. out of the 168 motions
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ever filed in order to end a filibuster, 82 -- 49% of them, were made during the obama administration. just in the last 4 1/2 years. what about other legislation? >> there is some things that are stalled in congress, everybody from gun control, you remember the assault weapons ban, but this does not apply to regular legislation, outside of nominations. now a lot of people will tell you that it is going to spread to that now, all bets are off, all restraint is gone, and republicans are warning now so after the 2014 midterm, there's an even money chance that to the republicans will take over control of the senate, and it's unlikely they are going to change the role back to the way it was. >> and that word came
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from a dutch term, for pirate or robber. randall pinkston has more on this verbal legislative weapon. >> the filibuster is a strategy used to prevent a vote by allowing a senator to hold the floor, which means any senator can block a bill by speaking as long as necessary. the record filibuster was 24 hours 18 -s against a civil rights bill. these days senates don't have to speak, they just have to make a motion to proceed. and presidential nominations to stop a filibuster. requires a social to bring the debate to a fast end. >> after the request of wood row wilson, you will notice for the next 50 years filibusters -- were relatively rare. but by 1972, when the
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nixon administration was mired in water gait, you can see the first spike in votes, and then another jump during the administration of president bill clinton. but the dramatic increase occurred in the last two years of the administration of president george w bush. interestingly, under president obama they have decline until today it took p/5th of the senate, to stop all of them, with so much grid lock, senator majority leader have been threatening to lure the vote to 51. today reid took a first controversial step towards that get by changing the votes needed to stop filibusters but only filibusters of presidential nominations. the u.n. security council are talking about a deal
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to scale back the country's nuclear program. in exchange, relieving economic seances that have damaged iran's economy. 14 u.s. senators have said they want more sanctions. what is israel strategy when it comes to this debate. >> it is unclear. but we are talking we are looking at negotiations right now, and at this point in time, israel probably recognizes and concedes that an intern agreement is a done deal. we don't know the exact details. and it may still not happen. so the question --
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steal's strategy is to make sure this is a decent truce. how iran to continue on enriching uranium. >> the prime minister has been very vocal about this, and he is clearly opposed to it, he doesn't think it is a good idea, he doesn't like it. >> right. >> he spoke to the united nations about it, some people thought he went over the top, what do you think? >> i'm out of government for a long time. i think he is june uniin his concern. i think he believes that a nuclear iran poses an existential threat to israel, and a threat to odd yeah arabia, and in the event that iran does possess a military nuclear capability, and the regime isn't a threat, and that the
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millen i will and extremists will just blow everything up. >> i think the policy in terms of how he conducts his effort, did somewhat slightly go over board, not so much in his u.n. speech, but in terms of criticizing the u.s. administration. which he has done in the last ten days. again, let me emphasize, i think on a substantive level, he is right, in terms -- and he maked valid points is that the deal as far as he understood it to be. and secretary of state john kerry emphasizes device, i don't know why the prime minister is angry about, because he doesn't understand, he doesn't know, he is not familiar with the details. yet, based on what was seemed to be the contours of the deal, he -- the prime minister was right in saying this is a bad deal.
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should he have said it publicly, and privately to president obama is a different issue. >> now we have 14 senators who say more sanctions. >> right. >> in the middlele of me negotiations. can us that help. >> no, it does not. but to be fair to the congress in general. they did give president obama a few days in which to conclude before they actually introduced new sanctions. but it's very similar, john, it is a timetable issue. if a deal is struck in geneva, there won't bo in more sanctions. if a deal is not struck, these sanctions may be imposed but they are unilateral. the world will not postsanctions. >> when you talk about the rhetoric, from benjamin. what does that say? because he had some tough words for the u.s.? >> he did. >> there are two levels to analyze this. there's a personal relationship that he has
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with president obama. i think by and large, it's been a mismanaged by both sides. i probably have more criticism of my own prime minister, because this relationship is asymmetrical. the president rather than confront him, all along. on different issues. but on another level, this is a rift, this is a disagreement, this is a diff very jens of interest, if you will, that has to do with something very very important. that israel deems as a vital national security. i.e. iran going nuclear. >> what could a deal with iran -- let's just assume for the moment, that iran follows through. what could a deal like this means. >> if israel is unhappy with the deal, if israel expresses discontent, so would the saudis. and they could go nuclear by acquiring a nuclear
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device from pakistan. that is something that is doable, achievable, and attainable. if that happens then h exll breaks lose. you have to ask yourself a simple question, if the perpetrators of 9/11, held in their behalf had in their possession, a nuclear device, of whatever sort, would they have used it in new york or in washington? is the answer i think is yes. so this is the kind of proliferation and proxy and trickling of these devices to terrorists groups that may happen. it's a bad deal is may have adverse consequences for the entire middle east. it could lead to a domino nuclearization effect. >> very important issues, otherwise i am optimistic. ambassador good to see you. >> thank you. >> a misunderstanding that's what the son of an elderly key war veteran
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is calling his father's deception. the family says he was visit thing country as a tourist, he was pulled off the plane, going home after talking with north korean officials about his military service. melissa chen is following the story for us. melissa. >> well, john, what is remarkable about all of this is that it could well be a cultural misunderstanding, with the north korean seeing a threat where there absolutely is none. >> for north koreans the war did not end more than 50 years ago. instead, the u.s. threat remains eminent, the military stands ever ready to fight. and the authoritarian propaganda ministry endocketry nates its citizens. that's the world a career war veteran walked into, visiting the country as a tourist, he apparently told his tour guide about his service, a harmless thing of the past to him, but clearly a present issue for north korean officials.
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there has to be a terrible misunderstanding. i hope they will see this as a humanitarian matter and allow him to return to his family. >> and the state department also responded. >> we are aware of reports that a u.s. citizen was detained in north korea, we have no additional information to share at this time. >> the united states special envoy to north korea made these additional comments on the detention. >> it is an indication that north korea seems not to be seeking a better relationship with the united states. that they are not taking actions to address our concerns on american citizens being held in north korea. >> though the government may also decide to keep newman, imprisoning him as they did kenneth bay. that would be up to its
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leader kim john young. >> any negotiations will likely be protacted. returns home to northern california, john. >> well, melissa you have explained the thinking behind the actions what can the state department do? >> well, the tricky thing is that the state department really has its hands tied behind its back. unless it is willing to do something. they will leverage this, perhaps they will ask for food aid, perhapses in the amount of 100,000 tons of food, because that country and certainly parts of the country side, is suffering from fay men. so i think it is very difficult for the state department. lit be some time before this is resolved. >> melissa thank you very
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much. >> good evening everyone, we are looking at a potentially messy and dangerous situation tonight. the storm we have been talking about coming down from the south is really going to be a problem overnight, and into tomorrow. if you are driving across these areas the snow can turn to sleet as well as freezing rain. so that is going to be a major problem. the warnings are already out right now. winter storm warnings watches as well as freeze watches in effect for all of this area. so this is going to be -- dallas will be right on the edge of this. look at the temperatures we expect to see, they are getting colder through the night. this will be a nasty situation. nor on this a little bit later on. >> we will be watching it, thank you very much. staying or going. the new packet with
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afghanistan and the future role for u.s. troops. plus, saving thanksgiving a mall employee takes a stand against an early black friday shopping hour.
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>> flying could soon get a whole lot more annoying. the federal communications commission says it will review the ban on using cell phones on airplanes next month. the new proposal would allow phone calls once on a plane reaches 10,000 feet, but calls would still be restricted during takeoff and landing. last monday, federal regulators approved the use of electronic devices in airplane mode. investors today made it official. for the first time, the dough ended the day above that level. blue chips soared more than 100 points on news
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of a big drop in weekly unemployment claims. it is the late nest astringe of economic reports fueling optimism about the strength of the recovery. janet yellen is one step closer to making history. her nomination to replace ben person naqi has been approved by a key senate panel. yellen would be the first woman to lead the fed. some stores are giving shoppers a head start by opening on thanksgiving. places like wal-mart, thanksgiving, and best buy, while stores like costco, and home depot say customers should come back in the morning. opening on thanksgiving has been a point of contention this year. anthony started a
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in general. >> let me push you on this, just a little bit, would you say that for all employees we just shout down everything? >> for all employees no, because that would encompass every employee, people that work for the news, police officers, and that's not what i'm saying. i think for places where there is a need, they should be open absolutely, like when i said before, police station, and firefighters, and the hospital, we need those people. and those places to be open. but places like a mall, and a wal-mart, and a target, which was astonishing that target was even going to be open on thanksgiving day. i think it is absurd. the only thing i find in this is absurddy. >> you work for the company, and the company says you should come in, and who do you tell that company that this shouldn't happen, their customers. >> tell themselves. why do you need to tell your customers.
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you should -- if they would ask themselves. >> who is going to convince -- who is going to convince the company? you think the employees will convince them, or the employees and the customers as well? >> i think it take as combination of both. you need employees who are going to be awe dishes enough to make that move, and say that they shouldn't be open. they shouldn't be open at all, and it is going to take some effort from the customers. >> so how is this going. >> it is going really well. >> tell us, how many names have you got? is. >> names i don't know all the names because there are so many, but i checked at 1 point, and i had i think 20, and now it's at it jumped to 400, and now i think it is at 750, and probably i'm hoping with optimism, it probably has hit 800. >> i believe we have a quote from simon property, that told a local newspaper that extended hours are designed to meet customers need for flexibility, as they fit
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holiday shopping into their schedules. what do you say to that? >> which i think is a great way to mask the truth, is that you are greedy and completely slapping employees in the face. you are tailoring the mall schedule so that -- where meeting customer -- customers don't need to be in the mall shopping on thanksgiving day. >> you say that, but there are probably would be a lot of customers that would show up if they were open. >> of course. i'm sure there are going to be some people that will go to the mall on thank giving day, to my amazement, but the fact that you are still open a majority of the people that i have met, they think it is crazy. it is crazy. >> it is an interesting petition, the we will see whether or not you are successful. anthony good to talk with you tonight. >> thank you very much. >> .
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>> this has really accelerated. in fact, according to a florida department of law enforcement analysis, the dna provided by florida state quarterback, matches the dna sample from the underware of the woman who has accused him of sexual battery. winston's attorney tim jansen says he is not surprised by this. jansen said winston has consensual sex from the woman. we will hear from jansen in 25 minutes. his office's investigation is on going, and the accuseser scheduled to be interviewed sometimes today. the two sides will wait for a decision by arbitrator frederic horowitz. a-rod's lawyers say regardless of how he rules they will take the case to federal court.
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and the mlb association union chief has passed away. he is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and he died today. weiner took over as head of the players union four years ago, and helped smooth over a sometimes rocky relationship. he was 51. and those are your forths headlines the r this hour. >> bugging out, how eating insects could help world hunger, and what if, a look at what could have happened if president kennedy has lived.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. on capitol hill a new way of doing business. the so called neutral already option of proving a rule that can stop filibusters with a simple majority making it much easier to appoint presidential nominees. republicans called the move devastating. talks aims at reaching a deal on iran's nuclear
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program are being called constructive but not conclusive. six world powers have been discussing the word program, in exchange for relief for economic sanctions. negotiators say there is still significant differences to overcome. passengers may soon be able to make cell phone calls mid flight. the federal communications commission has banned inflight cell phone calls since 1991. but the commission says next month, it will were allowing phone calls once airplanes reach 10,000 feet. turning now to afghanistan. with the u.s. agreement that would spell out how many troops would be allowed to stay there after 2014. one of the most controversial issues in the agreement giving u.s. troops immunity from prosecution under afghan law. the deal would also give troops the right to self-defense. the u.s. could be allowed to carry out house raids.
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but only after a request from fourses. the f the draft is approved as many as 15,000 soldiers could stay in the country for another decade. these people will debate the biggest decision afghanistan as a nation will have made yet. a long term contract with america. >> day one of the loyager have opened with their president making a speech. you accept this contract, it should be signed after we have fair elections with honor, and ascofer, where we believe we are moving toward security. >> the president's speech opening the loya jirga was long awaited and anticipated. no one was sure how he would sell the various points. but no one, was expecting
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that he would make a surprise announcement, saying that he may not sign ill until well into 2014. leaving this loya jirga aware that whether or not they agree to support the agreement, it is unlikely to become law for some time yet. >> at the end of the day, delicates from the jirga were still discussing his speech, some were cynical of his intentions, refusing to sign the packet before 2014, would continue to give him power over the elections. >> he letly understand this issue, but he doesn't have other chances to put this responsibility, at least old would keep it until the election, and the days of the conclusion of the election, and the result of the election. >> why do you think this is doing this? >> because it i caczar.
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he knows the election, is very crucial. karzai has read out a letter, guaranteeing they would only search afghan houses in exceptional houses. it has a psychological impact, that there is a willingness on the side of the americans and a commit then will ensure that things that happen in the past, will not happen in the future. >> it was hoped that the future would be clearer with this agreement in place. events on thursday don't seem to have made the events any clearer. jane ferguson, al jazeera, kabul afghanistan. >> following the troop numbers in afghanistan is not an easy task.
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>> you are right. it isn't a very easy task. but we can pinpoint a couple of numbers. international troops have been in afghanistan ever since the taliban was ousted and that was in december of 2001. in the need aftermath of 9/11. now it is not clear how many foreign forces including u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan. after the moment, there is just under 90,000 nato troops serving in afghanistan. and they come from 49 member countries. the international security and assistance force, or, i sat, that's the nato force, they tell us that. britain, italy, germany, they are all major contributors. but it will come as no surprise that u.s. sends the most number of troops there. 54,500 american troops. that according to the latest pick jury. now the highest number of troops was an awful lot
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more than that, so you can see how many have come home, as its height it was 101,000. that was just after president obama's spur of troops and that was in 2011. the extra 33,000 u.s. troops that he sent in the surge to afghanistan have now been withdrawn. and washington is going to continue to wind down, right the way to about february of next year, and this is the target for the white house. 34,000 troops, now of that there should be there in february, they are gradually going to bring out about half of them, until the end of 2014, there is around 15,000 troops on the ground. maybe a bit more, maybe as many as 20,000. it will be a mix, though, including turkish troops. but, john, most of the troops will be american. >> john, good to see you, thank you very much. from england tonight, a disturbing story three
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women are free after being held captive for decades. london police say the women age 30 to 69, were enslaved for 30 years, inside a home in south london. as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude, might say there was no evidence of sexual abuse. 5 to head to washington, d.c. adam mays filling in for joan we chen, is going to tell us what is coming up. >> good evening, john. coming up on america tonight, dying to quit, our exclusive investigation into the stop smoking drug chan tax. we interview a man that claims the drug made him delusional, and he led police on a high speed chase. another woman tells us she started crying uncontrollably, and then tried jumping out of a moving car. now she was offer add $5,000 settlement by the drug maker pfizer, but instead she turned it down so she could warn
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others. our investigation reveals hundreds of users have actually committed suicide. reported by the food and drug administration, as adverse events associated with chantix. >> i could have been like many of the other people that have taken it and killed themselves, or hurt somebody else. >> people who carry weapons for a living such as police officers, military, and others, should not take a drug who is now well document candidate cause uncontrollable rage. our exclusive investigation, how dangerous is this pill prescribed to hundreds of thousands of americans. also tonight, college students outraged over a lack of diversity. these stories and more at the top of the hour right here on american tonight. >> all right, thank you very much. well, tonight, a kennedy cousin convicted of murder is free, for now. he was released on bond
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today, wail was set at $1.2 million. he has been in prison for 11 years. he was sentenced for the 1975 murder of martha moxley. a judge ruled last month that he was entitled to a new trial, saying his attorney did not adequately represent hiv him. americans have wondered what would have happened had kennedy lived. jeff greenfield is the author of if kennedy lived and he says things would have been very very different. >> one of the ways to see what happened is to look at what almost happened and try to figure out why history went in this rather than that direction. what was it about the character of the leaders or the decisions being made, that took us down one path or another. and i find it end leslie fascinating. >> i was a bit young err
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than you, but i do remember there were a lot of people that ask the question, what would the world have been like, what about vietnam, these are the things you write in the book, talk about what you think it would be like? >> here is a perfect example. there's no question that lynn don johnson his mastery, his understanding of his fellow southerners and the fact that he had the emotional punch of the kennedy mar tor come was a powerful combination, that got that civil rights bill passed. richard russell of georgia senator who led the segregation said we could have stopped john kennedy on civil rights, we couldn't stop lindon johnson. do i think eventually like the act would have happened because the morale force of the argument was too strong. but i think it would have been slower, i think it would have been a more a question of attacking one way or another then what johnson accomplished in the year and a half after his death. >> vietnam war is an interesting analysis,
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because i think that was one of the big questions. that. he had lived would he have continued on the same path. >> by far the most consequential question, is what would have happened in vietnam. you can find people that point to the 1970 speeches, his introduction of about 16,000 advisors. his occasional embrace of a domino theory. i think the evidence is the other way, we are talking about problem, not certainly. be uh the john kennedy that came out of the cuban missle crisis is different than the man that went in. and also increasingly disinstructionful of military advisors. increasingly concerned about what we didn't know. and also a man that understood nationalism. also understood the politics of not being able to do anything dramatic. he said this again and
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again, my feeling is based on what he said, which is always a better way to try to do speculative history, is he would have stalled during 1964. he would have been very careble at not doing anything to increase our involvement, and i think by 1965, he would have found a way out of vietnam. >> would people still be writing books about him if he lived? about john kennedy and his family. >> fewer. look, the assassination, was until 9/11, the single most emotionally powerful event in american history. because all-americans who shared it more or less in real time. because there is no television when lincoln was shot, no television during the civil war, no television during pearl harbor, that four day period, is so burned into the memories of everyone from children, to elderly
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people, who lived through that. but i think it may take another half century before everyone has passed from the scene, for the attention to belessenned. so i think your point is well taken. a kennedy who lived and served eight years because we don't know what the eight years would have brought, there may have been some other overaveraging event, would probably not have -- would certainly not have been treated with the emotional intensity of a president -- a young vigorous president shot down in broad daylight, in the streets of a major city, at a time when public violence, this is 1963, was far less prevalent than it is now. i don't think it is possible to overstate the shock of that event. >> the book is called if kennedy lived we appreciate your insight, good to see you. >> good to see you, john, thank you. >> well, dallas has struggled in its identity
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with 50 years after the assassination. >> the kennedy era came to a violent and bitter end, here in dallas november 22nd 1963. it shatters the city, and it scatters the proud and the imagination of their hearts. ever since then, dallas has been sevenning for some dark meaning in that dreadful day, and struggling for redemption. >> something large happened in dallas. on november 22nd, 1963, under a blue sky, in all the years since, we have not learned the language of grief and the language of remembrance. >> when people say dallas killed kennedy, i don't think that's true, but i do think there's some truth in the accusation, rarely made that dallas killed austin. >> dallas wouldn't have
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been blamed, but when we allowed oswald to be killed that really brought on all of the distrust, all of the fear, off of the retribution. >> this was not just a murder. there has to be different -- the possibility of a state against state crime. was in all of our minds, in everybody's mind who was trying to figure out what happened. >> after '63, people stopped coming downtown to eat, or to go to the movies, or just to be downtown. downtown within 15 years after the assassination was abandoned. >> after the 6th floor was opened, dallas started coming back to life. downtown buildings were occupied.
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life began to appear again in our city. >> what is our civic responsibility in dealing with this? i believe that somehow we have got to understand extremism, what extreme thoughts do to a group of people, and how we can go off the rails of civilized behavior when that happens. >> but if john f kennedy was fated to be murdered somewhere, i am glad it happened in dallas. dallas became more tolerant, more diverse, more interesting, more vigorous dallas is a better city for having accepted the gift of john f kennedy's death. and i guess that's the final paradox. and coming up tonight at
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11:00 eastern, 58 pacific time on our program, we'll talk to two surgeons who happened to be on duty in a dallas e.r., and tomorrow in al jazeera america will be in dallas on the 50th anniversary of john f kennedy's assassination.
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could be coming your way. i'm talking about insects. billions of people worldwide already consume bugs but the u.s. is slow
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to adapt. phil torres takes the taste test in our weekly techno report. >> they are rubbing their wings together. i think a bigamies conception that that it comes from the legs and it doesn't. >> so this is a room full of a million crickets ready to mate. >> absolutely. out after 18 buildings this one houses the breeders. >> what is the advantage of farming crickets as opposed to farming beef? >> i guess one advantage would be that we have a much faster cycle. we can grow a cricket out in about 5 1/2 weeks. so from the time it has hatched from an egg we have a full grown correct. >> produces about 5 million correct as week, in various growth stages. humans like to consume a correct at five weeks when the wings are not completely formed yet. >> when you look at
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corrects you don't necessarily think food, but in fact, 100-grams of crickets has about 13-grams of protein, and only 120-calories. so think of it as a correct protein bar. >> and techno contributor joins us tonight with more on the city. hi, phil. >> hey, john. >> how did you get this story? who assigned you this? were you interested in this topic to begin with? >> this is one of the stories that i pitched to the show. i said i want to do a story on eating insects because i think it is a fascinating subject. because they are so healthy, and it tastes good, it seems like a reasonable option, yet so many people are afraid of them. >> well, yes. and insecond consumption is popular in africa and asia. what will it take for the west to adapt. >> i have seen a lot of attempts that i consider top down. a fancy they have, gourmet restaurant, and they will cook insects
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lit be delicious, but hasn't really worked, what i think we need is something more practical, something like cricket flour that doesn't look like correct, but it is healthy, it is insect based and i think it would be a good stepping zone on that line to eating corrects. >> how did it taste. >> it tastes great. a baked cricket i would say tastes a bit like a sunflower seed. >> uh-huh. and what are the nutrients that are in insects? >> there are -- besides the protein content, they are very low in calories, they have a megathree fatty acids, they have vitamins fiber, they have it all. and beyond crickets there are over 1,000 species of insects that humans are eating. so if you want an insect to taste like lime, there's a bug for that. if you want an insect that tastes like bacon, there's another one. >> this reminds me of an old reality t.v. show, but do insects need to be
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processed in order for them to be safe to consume? just like anything we eat it is good to process them somewhat. typically they are being fed organic foods anyway. i think the f.d.a. will catch up to it. i think the fda will come on point to make sure everything is done -- >> i didn't real lloyds this you are an entomology, and you eat bugs is that fair. >> you know. the way i seat it, humans need to eat a protein source. and if insects are delicious, and if they are sustainable, i see no reason why we shouldn't consider them seriously. >> i'm glad you got this assignment and not me, good to talk to you, thanks again. great story. >> good talking to you. >> you can see the entire story on sunday, techno airs at 7:30 eastern time, 4:30 pacific right here on al jazeera america.
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mike morgan is back with sports and a story that has legal implications. >> that's right. i think we may know in the next ten days if any charges will be brought. we continue to follow it closely. according to -- the dna provided by florida state quarterback matches the dna sample from the underware of the woman who has accused him of sexual battery. jansen says winston had consensual sex with the woman. his office's investigation is on going. and the accuser was scheduled to be interviewed today. we were not going to respond to individual pieces of evidence, hour,
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my client, and the information has been running that has turned this case. we are entirely satisfied with the investigation. we are not surprised with the results of the dna. we submitted to the dn action, the only thing we are surprised at is it is leaked out by police officer. >> you didn't release the results in. >> no, i didn't. i can't tell you that -- i know who has it. i have one copy, i still have it and i have made no copies. so i know it wasn't me, and i know it wasn't georgia because she called me a few minutes ago and asked me the id i do that, and i said no, i think we are the only two that have it. >> the miami dolphins announced that the organization and ritchie incognito agreed to postpone his grievance hearing originally scheduled for today. now the team statement
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says he is cooperating fully with tim wells. quells is expected to wrap up his interviews by the end of the week. incognito is currently suspended by the dolphins for his alleged harassment of jonathan martin. owed, the yankees alex rodriguez bolted from his attendance meeting. now rodriguez and his lawyers say they have no faith in the process, and promise to release all evidence that they have on friday. in addition, his lawyers say regardless of how arbitrator rules, they will take the case to federal court. a big trade in the majors last night, the tigers dealt prince field tore the rangers in exchange for ian kinsler. earlier i spoke to drew sharp of the detroit free press to get his take on the deal. >> well, the tigers have
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one of the top payrolls, the tigers to not have an unlimited supply of resources. so they knew with the cy young award winner for this year, up for free agency, and miguel cabrero, the two time american league mvp, up for a new contract, those are two guys they needed to sign two extensions as soon as possible. fielder had been a disappointment in the playoffs and the people in detroit were upset that he seemed kind of aloof. the fact that he did not share the fan's pain. so the tigers were -- outfielders and they found a willing suitor in the texas rangers.
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drew, in your mind, which got the better deal. >> i think it was. the tigers got contract flexibility. they got line-up so it helps them. it helps the rangers as well. their problem is the last month of the season, they did not have anyone that could drive in runs. presence fielder should be able to do that, and i think there will be less pressure in texas. the ballpark is more conducive to his liking but also he has a lot of pressure in detroit. the son of cecil fielder the great tiger slugger. and i think he couldn't handle the pressure of the returning son if you will being that last piece of the champion puzzle in detroit. so some of the pressure will be off of him in texas. >> remember how the entire nation became fascinating with the
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beards they proudly sported during the run to the world champion. now, you too can own a piece of history, they trim their beards for charity, you can find the trimmings on that's right, e bay. hey, holiday is right around the corner, you never know. two words stocking stuffer. at, ortiz up to $2,400, victorino is up to $960. again, beard trimmings on ebay. >> beard trimmings. >> for charity, clean beard trimmings i'm guessing. >> i didn't do that much research. >> it is interesting. appreciate it.
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>> while you were asleep, news was happening.
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we have a 60-degree difference between houston and denver colorado. one of the scoldest places we have right now, but we do have a secondary blast of cold air waiting to come out of canada. that is on friday, we have that secondary cold front. what's going to make its way to the southeast, through parts of ohio, dayton as well, you will be seeing that as well as in detroit. we will be seeing a fairly nice day here on the east coast, because we will be ahead of that front, bung fortunately on sunday, that system continues to make its way over here.
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so temperatures will be dropping substantially from many people across new england, actually there may be a snow flurry or two here in new york. now the only problem with this will be the winds. it is going to make those already cold temperatures feel colder. because of the wind chill. let's take a look at what we can expect to see. notice how they dive sunday, your low temperatures going to be 13 degrees coming up only to about 26 degrees there. here in new york, we will be seeing those snow flurries. it won't be enough to coat the ground, but when you look at the window, you probably be seeing snow. now, next wednesday, looks like the southeast could be the problem. your head lines are up next.
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