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esa-at, where we ask people what their idea of beauty is. the show may be over, but the conversation continues on our westbound site, twitter, google+. see you next time. >> good evening everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. the ice storm. the last one paralyzed parts of the south for days. now comes the next wave of extreme weather. will government officials be ready? game changer, will michael sam become th most outwardly gay
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member of the nfl? his grant mother has thoughts. man's best friend, how much do we really know about them? our jake ward on the surprising science of dogs. >> and we begin with a promise from georgia governor nathan deal, a promise that his state will be ready for the ice storm now on its way. the last time his state was brought to a virtue standstill -- virtual standstill, there's also warnings of power outages and things that will get worse in the days to come. kevin corriveau is here to get us started. kevin. >> yes, john, things are going to get worse. computer models run every six
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hours, they crunch the data in the atmosphere. and what we're seeing is yes, it's going to be much worse than it was six years ago. the amount of snow across the areas as well as the ice that's going to be a big problem. first of all this is what you were talking about, the winter warnings, the advisories in effect, you can see how many states are affected by this winter storm here. tonight we're going osee the ice -- to see the ice over here but that's not going to be the worst of it. georgia to the carolinas, we're expecting to see an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half of freezing rain across the region. what that does to tree pramps bs and power lines, i'm expecting that we're going to be seeing possibly 400 to 500,000 people
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going without power and 12 to 14 inches of snow. not just georgia but up the east coast. we'll keep you advised over the next couple of hours. >> and kevin will be following. joining us on the telephone, is buzz weiss. tell us how you're preparing tonight. thank you and good evening john. we activated the state operations center this afternoon consistent with an order by the governor for a state of emergency. which covers the entire northern third of the state. and with this activation we have pulled together personnel from about 20 different state agencies, and organizations, so that we can work together and coordinate our efforts and be able to respond effectively. and of course we're also working with local personnel. >> what does it mean for the people of georgia? >> i'm sorry, sir? >> what do you think that means for people of georgia? >> well, i think that it means they're getting a very good
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warning in with this particular storm, to take some actions to avoid being caught in it. and what we're doing is working together more i think collaboratively and effectively to make sure we can maintain operations safely for people in the state. >> so given what you might have as far as weather is concerned in the state of georgia you think it will be different this time than it was at least the response than it was last time? >> every storm, every incident is certainly unique. and i think we have increased the number of vehicles, trucks and equipment, to deal with the salting and sanding and treating the roads. we also have the benefit of some lead with this storm, several days lead time so we can get the message out to people as to what we're doing and what we want to ask of them to do which particularly is to stay off the road if at all possible.
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and of course, our concern is, the ice that we anticipate. now we anticipate snow tomorrow. we anticipate that turning to ice tomorrow night and ice presents a completely different problem, a completely different dynamic. because it coats power lines and trees, brings them down and causes power outages, damage to homes and some cases injuries and potential death to people. >> we're hoping for the best. good to have you on the program, thanks very much. >> thank you, john. >> well, the extreme weather is not just here in the united states. that's the thames river in britain, several thousand homes are threatened by flood. after sand bags failed to hold off the story. a game changer, michael sam an nfl candidate announced he was gay.
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michael eaves has the story. michael. >> southeastern conference player of the year, making him a lock for the draft. when he announced saturday.evening that he was gay, he put himself into a position of being a pioneer. chris cluey helped michael sam with his announcement. earlier i asked him what led everyone to believe the nfl was now ready for an openly gay player. >> i think it's strides we've made over the years, helping people become aware that there are gay players that play in the nfl and just trying to set the stage for someone like michael who feels comfortable enough in himself and his abilities to come out and say hey i'm a football player who also happens to be gay. >> well, sam is about to go through the most important interview of his life.
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why was it important for him to come out before the league as opposed to after he was drafted? >> this gives the story a chance to be beaten to death hopefully, and it won't be a story once the season starts. people will be talking about it during the draft, the combine and the otas but once we get to the season hopefully it is played out enough to where michael can focus on football and this way, it lets teams know that michael is gay, he is a football player and you know what? deal with it. this is something the nfl is going to have to learn to live with because there are going to be more and more people like michael and you shouldn't discriminate against someone based on their sexuality, just like you shouldn't discriminate against them because of their religion and skin color. >> nothing but positive tweets from first lady michelle obama
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and vice president joe biden. some players might not like showering next oa gay player. but vilma tried to clarify his comments. prevalent do you feel that's going to be in the league? >> well, people don't like to be around gay people, and they feel they're so irresistible that a gay man is going to jump on th them, and i guarantee people have played with gay players before, we are all there to play football and this fear that having to shower with a gay person somehow means that either the gay will rub off on you or he is going to molest you really is unfounded. a gay person is a human being just like everyone else and we take showers together all the time, there's nothing that happens and it's treated like a job because that's what it is.
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>> chris, you believe that your career was adversely affected by your stance in favor of same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues. do you think sam's announcement will affect his draft status? >> i hope that it doesn't. but i think it probably will, simply because there are a lot of kind of older generation people in the nfl, in terms of front office, administration and coaching staffs, that they don't want to have a gay person on their team, for whatever reason. and it's unfortunate. but that's the reality of the world we live in and it's something that we have to deal with and it's something we have to point out and if michael sam does fall in the draft, if he does fall down to rounds five, six and seven, we have to call the league into account. he's been a great player over years in college. why, all of a sudden, is he
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undraftable? >> sam will try oimprove his draft status coming into may. he is projected to be a third to maybe even fourth round draft prospect. >> and kelly is here. >> i have been talking. most of the reaction has been positive john not everything but most. let's talk about the university of missouri. obviously that's where michael has been playing his college ball. at the area tweeted we support tigers of all stripes. we are proud of you. tigers of all stripes. pretty nice. the reigning super bowl, malcolm smith praised him and tweeted this: there's no room for are bigotry in american sports, and the news reached the white
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house. michelle obama tweeted this. you're an inspiration for all of us, we couldn't be prouder of your courage on and off the field. as i said, not all reaction has been positive. former head coach edwards compared sam to an off the field player, saying he would bring baggage into the locker room. and a former nfl player said he wished he had not made the announcement. patrick creighton said, stay in the closet and keep it to yourself. i also have reaction from a family member, michael sam's aunt is going to be joining me from texas at the bottom of the half hour. >> we'll look forward to that, thanks very much, richelle. anthony 96odimo came out to his basketball team, openly gay high
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school basketball coach. anthony, welcome. >> good evening. >> give me your reaction to michael sam. >> as an educator, i think it's tremendous. it's okay to be gay. you can be a pro athlete, a big time college athlete and still be gay. >> i think you heard what richelle just commented about social media. there are obviously some people praising michael sam but also plenty of comments that are not so kind. how difficult is this process? how difficult was it for you? >> i think it's really a different process for everyone. you know, i say this to kids all the time. it took me 35 years to get to that point. and once i decided it was time, it was time. i knew i had the support of the people i needed and i went with it. you know the fact that michael could be so young to do this, i think is just awesome you know.
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i really think it's a different journey for everyone out there going through it. you know, difficult, i think everyone's different. for me, i never really felt that depression issues like some kids do and those are the ones my hearts kind of goes out to. you never want to see a kid hurt. there are a lot of them out there hurt. and i think michael and jason are tremendous role models for those kids. >> there's been a great change in the last six months, if you want to talk about the military, or gay marriage, or sports. why has it happened so quickly and why is it so recent? >> i think it's a culture change. at 36 i didn't grow up with any kind of lgbt stuff on tv. i think now the newer generation is seeing it constantly. every tv show has gay characters in it. that has just opened the door in society and that's what's going on. the kids are easy. my kids have been absolutely
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tremendous and all my opposing players, i haven't had a problem, i came out in journey, with anyone. >> you never had a problem, nobody said anything negative about it? >> i mean the comments were more the same thing i think michael is seeing, maybe a little social media or some anonymous stuff. >> that's got to hurt though right? >> a little bit but i also know some people are small-minded. and i think even as a coach people are going to comment about me, the way i coach they go on anonymous blogs. i have a thick skin. it never bothered me what people said. >> is it going to be different for michael sam? is he going to have tougher skin because he's in a high profile position? >> absolutely. people are going to expect a lot out of him. however look at the success he's had in college, he plays in the best college football league in the world. he succeeds, defensive player of
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the year. i promise you throughout his career he experiences all kind of negativity as a football player. this is one part of it. when you are a coach or an athlete that's part of the scene. he's part of the game. >> all the spots will be on him, a white-hot light on him and how he performance. he really has to reach a higher level. he has to achieve a higher standard, doesn't he? or isn't he in that sort of situation now? >> yeah, i mean i think you're going to be under the microscope. this year i felt every time i walked into the locker room, i'm under the microscope. i'm a gay coach. i'm sure michael knew that. he had such wonderful guys around him, wade davis, those are the guys that went through when i went through the process. they guided me the right way. i'm sure they did to michael
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it's about support. the president-elect people are absolutely tremendous with support. people surrounding him making sure things are going to go the right way. >> anthony 96odimo, the highdi . thank you for being with us. >> plus on the menu, mike viqueria with a preview of tomorrow's white house state dinner.
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camera in the area, was obtained by the washington post. within 30 seconds of his car stopping he's on his way to a libyan military base and a u.s. naval ship. the americans have been hunt being for rakai for 13 years. he's accused of participating in the bombing of u.s. embassies in kenya and tanzania which called more than 20. rakai has already appeared in a u.s. court and denied all charges, his lawyer insists he's nent. the prime minister ali zadan was captured be. >> now, suspected of being an al qaeda member, president obama
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stricter drone policy states, an attack may not be possible because of this man is in -- a u.s. citizen. until the updated policy at least four americans had been killed in drone strikes but now officials have to decide if this man is dangerous enough to warrant a drone attack. (t) president of france is in washington tonight for a three day state visit. francois hollande's visit began with a tour of monticello, virginia. a friendship was once strained by france's opposition to the war in iraq. and the big event is tomorrow night when the obamas host a state dinner for french president. it is an affair steeped in tradition. white house correspondent mike viqueria has that story. >> for a country born of populace revolt this is as fancy as it gets.
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the official white house state visit. in an age where leaders can talk or teleconference any time, face to face, it's a three day throw pack to elegant transitions, pomp and circumstance and gestures brime interimmed with symbolism. >> anita mcbryde. >> there's no substitute to world leaders getting together face to face and building a relationship that technology just cannot replace. >> it is a ritual that endures. president grant was the first, hosting the king of hawaii. >> jfk, white house ceremony. and now an elaborate ceremony complete with fife and drum corps. all in the service of diplomacy. with everyone on their best behavior, even a minor gaffe.
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there was the infamous gate-crasher. >> i think the unfortunate one more than anything because it was such a concern, it should be to americans at the breach of security that occurred in november of 2009 with a dinner for india when the gate congratulators k the solahis made it in there. >> and in 1991, queen elizabeth disappeared behind the podium. >> everyone measures the height of the podium. we leernd lesson, that was one of the funnier incidences. >> are french president will come stag. after his break up with valerie trewiler. >> we had some indications,
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there were some breach in their family life. he and cecilia sarkozy were estranged. >> forwarded goodwill to only america's closest friends. mike viqueria, al jazeera, washington. >> america has gone to the dogs. fancy pants pups, owners have been showing off their furry friends for more than 100 years now. trainers are primping more than 2900, best in show will be named tomorrow night. relationship with dogs wasn't that cozy, thousands of years ago, man's best friend used to be one of his biggest enemies. a closer look betwee at our
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relationship between men and humans. >> let's be frank. who else in our lives has permission to do this? and who else besides our infant children can expect to receive this particular service? what makes dogs so special? dogs and humans have been partnered up for 10,000 years at least. at this point we treat them as members of our family. they sleep in our beds, we pick up after them. yet what do we really know about dogs? how do they see the world? how do they see us? >> okay. >> at emory university researchers have taught dogs to sit motionless inside an mri machine. researchers at duke have begun
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to categorize dogs by type. >> the geneticist tells us the dog is no different than a wolf. if there are 80 million in people's homes i think we should find out what they're up to. >> clive knows something about people. but his conclusion, dogs have a very special gift. >> you can form a bond with any number of animals but the readiness with which dogs form that pond with people is exceptional. >> wynn says that explains our prehistoric relationship with dogs. >> we create trash and so you get rats and you get cockroaches but amongst other things you also get wolves. >> over times, these scavenger wolves evolved the friendliness to get close to food and that
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turned them into dogs. >> would there be dogs if there weren't humans? >> no. >> we made that specious species possible? >> yes. before wind there was no dogs. >> food remains the dominant thing in the relationship. >> between contact with the owner and food, the dog will always choose food. >> dogs are born seemingly hard-wired for food. >> what does that tell us about the relationship between dogs and humans? >> it tells us the dog is very sensitive to the actions of people. >> good girl. >> coming up later this hour jake looks at just how smart dogs really are. in our second part of deciphering dogs. >> aol chief. and his words, distressed
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>> good evening everyone, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. we have a lot to cover. california in crisis, renters forced to make a tough choice, after the worst drought they've ever seen. a rare look at the u.s. embassy in iran where 52 americans were held hospital contaminating. first richelle is back with the top stories. >> southern states are bracing for another winter storm. i know they can't believe it.
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ice and snow, two weeks ago two inches of snow paralyzed the atlanta metro area. the georgia governor anyway than deal is not taking any chances, he's already declared a state of emergency for 40 counties. west virginia officials meet on the chemical spill, tanks at freedom industries were not necessarily in compliance with standards before the leak. 300,000 people were left without clean water for days. the surveillance video obtained by the washington post, showing anas al liby in front of his home. he was brought back to the states where he pled guilty to the charges. john back to you. >> all right richelle back to
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you. the ceo of aol has said he's sorry. last week tim armstrong said they would cut the 401(k)s, because the babies were driving up employee costs. >> it was distressing that he was talking about my daughter. to me it sounded like we were greedy consumers of the assets. >> later after outrage, he announced that they would keep the 401(k)s. >> speciaspecializing in healthe issues, thank you for coming. >> thank you for having me. >> first of all we're going to talk about the legality of all
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of this. but i'm trying to find out why a ceo would do this. would you ever recommend that a ceo speak out like this and make such and announcement? >> there's two pieces of it. it's not surprising that the ceo would have financial information about the costs to the company. but when you link it to a particular person and even if you don't name the person, if you appear to make it look like there's particular people that are driving up those costs, it's not surprising that they would have information about the aggregate performance, some people using very little and others using a lot. >> we've heard so much about hipaa, did he violate any rules or regulations or laws? >> he probably did not. there needs to be more information coming up. i don't know that he even knew the names of the people that were coming up. but just aggregate costs of
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situations. we don't know what he knew. certainly if information was given to him for inappropriate reasons or information he shouldn't have, that could violate the laws. but the laws are very accusing in thiconfusing in this area. this was a situation where i think the sort of pr aspects became much more of a problem than pure legality of the situation. >> there's no question, he had a pr problem. but back to hipaa just a second, if you have thousands of employees, if you announce that there are women who have just had beabd who cost the company -- babies who cost the company i guess a couple million dollars it seems to me that might be pretty easy to figure out. >> absolutely. so that's one of the questions that you'd have to go through but it also depends where the information is coming from in
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the first place. as i said, i'm not trying to necessarily defend these laws, i'm trying to explain the laws that are out there. they are very confusing, they draw this line, it's almost like a chinese wall kind of line between the health plan and the employer and we just don't know what information crossed that line. >> i know you're an expert in the law and not an expert in public relations but lawyers often advise their clients on what to say and how to say. >> absolutely. >> it strikes me this sort of reflects the public opinion that many americans have when it comes to kerries tha kerry -- cy just don't get it. what was your take? >> it was out of touch with the human aspect. if he had said something different, something that said, we've had enormous health care cost because of a small number of individuals that would have driven up the cost, that would
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have depersonalized it, without crossing some of these perception lines. so it really was the perception that it was linked to particular people. i don't know that he even knew who the individuals were. he may have, he may not have. he absolutely may have and that would be both unusual and potentially problematic, as i said, you could have made much of the same points without making it -- adding those sort of personal details. >> kurt, thank you for being on the detail. it's great to add your insight. thank you for having me. >> attorney general eric holder ordered married same sex couples to get the same benefits as heterosexual unions. including testifying against one another in federal trials. and same sex federal inmates will have visitation rights. ruling in all states. the announcement from all american lineman michael sam
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that he's gay, comes months before the nfl draft and if he's drafted he'll be the first openly gay athlete in the. richelle is back with more of this and an interesting interview. >> i do, this is important to get the background, there are no publicly gay athletes in the nfl, nba, nhl, major league baseball, this is why it's so historic, what michael sam has done. let's go to his family, michael sam's aunt, geraldine sam. she is joining me from houston texas, she is from a town outside of houston but went to houston to talk to us. ms. sam what has the day been like for you and your family? >> well, it's been quite a busy day. we've been bombarded with quite a bit of media, and we were just excited about michael and just so proud of his decision to come
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out. and show the world his sexual preference. michael is a wonderful kid. and to me the main thing is, michael is an awesome football player. so his choice of being gay or not, should not even matter. he was number 1 in the sec, he has played very well with missouri and so being gay should not even come into the picture. >> well, i actually want -- i said that you're from a small town outside of houston, i actually want you to take a minute to talk about the town you're from since you're on television. you and michael are from hitchcock, you ar have been the mayor of la mark. which is close to that area. michael has for a very, very
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long time, you talk about what a great football player he is. i know it was a very big day when michael decided to go to missouri and whether missouri recruited michael. talk about that. >> absolutely because hitchcock is a very small town, everyone knows each other. the city of la mark where i'm the mayor, is a small town, also. we're so proud of michael growing up. our family grew up in la mark and michael's family grew up in hitchcock. it's such a small area, almost everyone knows everyone in the town and we've received so many calls today, so many text messages. facebook we've been flooded with support. >> has everyone supported him? >> yes, everyone is supporting him. and i haven't heard anything negative that was said to me personally.
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of course people know not to come to me and say anything negative about any of us, sames, yosames -- sams. we don't take that too kindly. >> how did you find out that michael was gay? >> well, i found out last night when my phone started ringing off the wall in the middle of the night and i was like what is going on? you know i didn't know if something had happened to a family member, so it started out with the new york times calling the house. and asking for my reaction. with espn. and so i said wii well i have not seen it yet and i need to see it before i can make a comment? >> you found out when everyone else did? >> i did. i found out when everyone else did. and so with that, i just -- reply chest stuck out very big, and i said way to go mike! i thought that it was his way of doing it and letting people know
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from his perspective, not from people just trying to make up stories about limb. but he wanted to tell it from his side, in the way that he wanted to tell it with our family. and i'm just so proud of him. he told his story, his own story. and we're just proud of him. we're going ostick our chest out and get ready for some football. >> well, ms. sam i want everyone to know something that you said to me on the phone that you think is so powerful. you said that you think michael has changed the course of history and i don't think many people can say that about a member of their family. i very much appreciate your time. should he end up drafted i'm sure you'll wear the jersey for whatever team he's drafted on. jair deageraldine sam.
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make sure you get that right. my dad's from around that area. >> thank you richelle. you bet. >> for three days now aid workers have been trying to help hundreds of civilians flee the up to of homs, syria. allowing the operation to go forward, stephanie decker has that story. >> we've just had an official statement from united nations, saying 400 people have been evacuated from the old city of homs, besieged for a year and a half. this cease fire which was supposed to last three days will be extended for a further three. we know 300 people have been evacuated for the day we spoke, the governor of homs said the evacuation on sunday was so successful they managed to get out around 600 people, it gave
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people the confidence to come out. they didn't know who to trust, these people don't know what's going to lap to them, once they come out. they talk about extreme hunger, the united nations determined get everyone out who wants to. >> that's stephanie decker reporting. it's been 35 years since iran's revolution which began the souring of ties with the united states. the why soriah lynny has this report. >> stuck in time. the former u.s. embassy in tehran still changes, mostly unchanged since 1979. the same old equipment, curtains and green paint, telex machines
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and old phones. all when enemies were friends. ibrahim was a student in 1979. now he is a leading voice for reform. >> translator: people don't believe in conflict. we don't live in the past anymore. >> reporter: in november, 1979, he was one of the men who took over the embassy and held 52 americans hostage. he says he was motivated by the belief that the u.s. was trying to sabotage the revolution. the attack led the u.s. to cut diplomatic ties with iran. >> i don't agree with those that say occupying the american embassy is an obstacle to relations. the beginning of the revolution, we, the leftist believed that we
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had to leave the american influence and become independent. >> reporter: now the u.s. and iran are facing the challenge of putting 35 years of hate behind them. >> the relationship between iran and the u.s. is complicated. as long as the u.s. supports the israel regime, does not recognize the rights of palestinians, continues sanctions against iran, it is very difficult to say the relationship is a good one. >> last year a temporary nuclear deal, high level meetings and a phone call between the u.s. and the iranian president broke 35 years of potential silence. whatever comes between the softening of the united states and iran, some will never be convinced that these two enemies should put the past to rest. and one of the reasons is exactly what happened in this building, the old embassy. what it was, what it is, and two
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very different experiences it continues to represent. soriah linney, al jazeera, tehran. >> in tonight's first person report, the plight of puerto rico. people are leaving it in droves. and we spoke to ada alvarez, a journalist based there about that exodus. >> the exodus is not new, in the 1950s, puerto ricans, that's why we had a diaspora that went to new york. the census revealed that in ten years we lost almost half a million population, most of them going to the united states. the economy has crashed. in one part is the puerto rican government's fault, different type of government, different political views. but they all made some fiscal mistakes, taking and borrowing to pay stuff. but then, you have also the effects of the u.s. crisis of
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2008 that we're seeing because we have dependency of the united states, at some extent due to our political situation. the majority of the people that are leaving are the professionals that seek better pay which is also a big issue here. the crime has increased, but i do not think the issue that people are leaving, their payment for their studies and professional work tries to keep the leaving out of it. politics and how we're going to make the pree puerto rican govet accountable, the biggest issue puerto rico has is the government, check who is draining us. i do feel there is two generations. there's a generation that does not care because they do not believe in politics or in people. but then there's the other generation of professionals, or
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people who are studying that have hope. was one of the numbers that left. did my master's and i came back to do my ph.d. they have the right to look for what's best for them but there's a young generation and a lot of people who want to work for puerto rico and i'm sure that we will do it. >> that was ada a alvarez on the troubles in puerto rico. now, the trouble in california that's taking a hard hit on ranchers and dairy workers. >> cattle waiting expect antly for theiant --expectantly for t. >> it's badder than i've seen. none of the smaller droughts that we've had you know compare at all.
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>> winter rains normally produce green pastures but now the family must haul extra hay to feed their livestock. >> they are coming to the hay. >> hay only grows when water flows. and with the drought that has meant a small supply for a big demand. >> well, we are at the point where we are out of feed. it will be a very expensive year for us with all of the additional feed we've had to purchase. >> what the local ranchers are telling us is over the past month a price of a load of hay has gone up from about $5,000 to $7500. as the drought continues the situation is only going to get worse. >> the next step for paul icord is the cattle auction. at half their usual sale weight rather than selling -- buying
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more feed. this season usually just sees two to 500 head of cattle come through. some buyers have come from as far away as texas to snatch up california cattle. dairy farmers also have tough decisions to make. despite record-high milk prices, the cost of feed and shortage of water, means heifers have gone to auction. >> if you don't have water you're not going to be in agriculture. >> paul says he's right up against it. he'll have to sell soon if the drought continues. >> i've got three sons that have been brought up in the cattle business. that's what they want to do. if we do have to sell cows it will bother me. >> the family has worked this land for three generations. they tell us the drought's
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impact will be felt in the beef industry for years to come. melissa chan, al jazeera, stanislaus, california. >> a vente replies tri solved, who's behind the so-called d brp ar >> we are watching that wig
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storm starting to develop more and more as we go over the next couple of hours. over the south we have a lot of rain, freezing rain and snow to talk about here. now it's been raining all across the gulf coast areas but we are seeing in the higher elevations especially in georgia a little bit of freezing going on there. it's going to get worse especially as we go towards tomorrow evening. so tuesday we add snow to the higher elevations of georgia and alabama, mostly most of georgia and all of the carolinas is going to be seeing the rain. wednesday that's going to be the big factor, we see the
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temperatures really drop off here and that's when that freezing rain is going to develop. people have already been notified, do not come to work, do not get on the highways. hartsfield airport is going to be affected. as we go into wednesday afternoon, you'll see that rain taper off, thursday, friday, not looking too bad, a little bit cooler but it looks like those temperatures are really going to be warming up. saturday, almost like it didn't happen, 60°. that's a look at your national weather. your news is next. scenes at our evolving world. techknow -
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ideas, invention, life. on al jazeera america >> it's not starbucks butter it sound almost the same. a new coffee shop in los angeles is called dumb starbucks. it opened with a similar logo but the commotion turns out it was a joke. the store's reportedly a backdrop for a comedy central tv
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show. there are 80 million dogs in american households trained for all different jobs. but jake is back for deciphering dogs. >> humans depend on dogs for guidance, detecting danger. but scientists are only beginning to understand their abilities. clive wynne is one such researcher. he says it's important to not confuse their sensitivity with intelligence. >> that gets them in the door and once they're in the door we notice other things we can do with them. although i love dogs, i think i'm clear eyed with dog intelligence. i don't believe dogs are exceptionally intelligent. >> that could make for awkward
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conversations at the dog run. >> that's interesting. nobody wants to say that their child is stupid. but for dogs, they want to be told their dog is sweet. >> the emotional connection is so strong. when my dog sits on at my feet and gazes up into my eyes, i see a lot of complexity. it seems you do not. >> the dog is studying you, because you are everything to your dog. there is nothing your dog can get that it needs without progressing through you. it has to negotiate access to everything with you. and so sure, it's staring at you because it really needs to know, what is he planning to do? what's he thinking, what's going on here? you are everything. >> what you're saying this dog has this very small brain but this very big latter. >> that's a great way of putting it, small brain, big heart.
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i like that. >> humans might seem to be damaging it but perhaps by pearinparparing it down, jacob , plndle. >> flappy birds is no more. the developer has removed it from itunes. flappy birds success ruined his simple life and now he hates it. now to our photo of the day. sam, spelled out in university of missouri's snow, he came out to the entire nation today.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. seven states are racing for snow and ice. atlanta public schools have been cancelled for tuesday and
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wednesday. governor nathan deal has declared a state of emergency for 40 counties. this is the third snow storm to hit georgia in the past two weeks. medium sized companies have an extra year to provide coverage on the affordable care act. the latest in a a series of changes to the law. tuesday's proof that obama's law should be cancelled. alliby is is a suspect in the bombing in the east africa bombings, the video shown by the washington post shows the are american troops carries out the mission in two minutes. french president francois hollande visits, a relationship
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once strained due to opposition to the war in iraq. the obamas will host a dinner for the french president tuesday night. you can get the latest at our website, mr. east and west. and how georgia's leaders aim to prove they won't make the same mistake twice. >> we want to make sure that we as are as prepared as possible and can respond as soon as possible. >> anonymity trayvo not trayvon martin but another state that echoes the defense, stand your ground.


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