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♪ laying the ground work, the interim president in ukraine takes steps to findly unite the country. a republican reversal and members of gop asking the arizona governor to get rid of a measure allowing businesses to turn away gay customers. >> gives us more information and more hard data to provide the patients to guide their treatment decisions. >> reporter: women with the so called breast cancer gene told may may want to remove the
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ovaries too and researchers say it may save their lives. remember herald ramus and he created some of the funniest movies of all time. ♪ good morning to you and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford and live from new york city. all the calm today in kiev independent square where an acting president is now in place and leaders are laying the ground work for a new government and as for the country's former president victor yanukovich remains on the run and a warrant out for his arrest and scheduled for today. and al jazeera's jennifer glasse is live from kiev and jennifer it looks like things have finally calmed down but is it back to business as usual? >> well, you know, morgan, yesterday was the first day for people back at work in kiev
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where a week where we saw dozens of people killed here in the center of the city and the people are trying their very best to get back to normal. >> reporter: not long ago away from independent square the capitol was like a ghost town. >> last week i was afraid to go out of my house. but now things are better. >> reporter: in the place where it all started three months ago, where the deadly violence flared last week the biggest working day crowd so far this year, they came on their lunch hours, after work or took the day off and the people say they will stay here until they have the government they want. >> and we have the kind of temporary government but as we see now they are not quite secular for us because these are the guys that came from, you know, 2004. >> reporter: people here are also concerned about their neighbor, russia and how it might try to influence the current situation.
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>> i think many people in ukraine feel extremely offended by the russian propaganda which has been portrayed protesters as some nazi terrorist or something like that and i think it is offending to those in the cold nation. >> reporter: parliament made 82 proteszers who died official heros of the country. and now morgan starts the difficult work of rebuilding ukraine and people here need to rebuild all institutions and of course they need to learn how to move past this tragic week. >> reporter: and jennifer we understand the warrant is out for yanukovich's arrest and set to be delivered later today but what exactly is he being charged with and then what happens if he doesn't resurface? >> well, morgan, he is charged with the mass murder of civilians and you stand with me on the edge of independent square and you can see here and over here these are shrines to civilians killed and cherokeed
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by snipers and the shrines are where they stood and the killings outrage the people of ukraine and this is the edge and independent square is over there and the front lines were at the other end of independent square and these are civilians and one of the men killed here was meeting a friend before going to work and supposed to meet at 11:00 and met earlier and killed by a sniper at this spot here and they want to see victor yanukovich be brought to justice and on the run since saturday but will have a hard time hiding people and want to be accountable for the people killed here in the center of the capitol. >> reporter: jennifer, you mentioned the outrage and now the search for accountability but what about the government, the eu foreign minister catherine ashton has been meeting with new members of the government and what exactly are they talking about? >> well, they will be talking about money and money, morgan
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and catherine ashton here to try and revitalize the european agreement, it was the failure of the former president victor yanukovich to sign a trade agreement that started all of this last november. the question is how much money and what are the conditions attached to it and the united states said it's on board to help and the international monetary fund is on board to help but there is economic conditions and need to be economic reforms and the ukraine economy is in shambles and close to defaulting and it was bailed out in december by russia, $15 billion by russia and that is on hold because russia-ukraine relations are tenuous at best and trying to figure out what the future will be but the new president says he certainly will revitalize the relationships with europe and relief to people here because that is what they wanted certainly here in independent square and the western ukraine is what they wanted all along.
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>> reporter: jennifer glasse is live from independent square in kiev and jennifer thanks for being with thus morning. a new government is being formed and means some in eastern ukraine are worried they will be left out and we report from the city of kiev 30 minutes from the russian border and that is where the revolution is already facing some resistance. >> these protesters serve up the revolution with a plate of cookies, thousands of antigovernment activists have taken over the regional headquarters. a small army of nurses and volunteers prepare sandwiches and every few minutes a volunteer brings supplies and the station distributes water by the gallon. >> so you created a little city here. >> it's seeking and this is the unofficial photographer for a history that is still unfolding and like everyone in the building the 27-year-old identifies more with europe than russia and for him it's a generational battle.
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>> generational people waking up again in the soviet union and are nobody and can do something and you can see a lot of young people and they do it. >> reporter: the local media embraced the occupation, jostling to get in the abandon governor's office and call it kitch soviet style and he apparently collected old phones and big game trophys and that is where we found 38-year-old anton and he grew up here and went to school in new york and fighting a governor he says is corrupt. >> he wants to take it all, all the money, all the luxury things, not thinking about his people, about his country. >> reporter: this city has always been a fall line for ukraine in this street right now is the fault line inside of kiev and we have come from the administration building and occupied by thousands and on
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this side of the street are people who still support the government. and he was born here. she is proud the city was ukraine's first soviet capitol and thinks the protesters are treasons. >> translator: they are all brain washed and stand for freedom but we don't want their freedom. >> reporter: a few hundred feet behind her the pro-soviet camp is by the largest lennon statute in russia and hundreds defend connection to a russia that is only 20 miles away. >> translator: and it was a former city official and his entire life he looked east with pride and he cannot bear to look across the street at people who have taken over a building where he once worked. >> translator: fascist party. >> reporter: few crane is going
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to unite, they will have to look to the left and right. >> reporter: there are clear divisions within karkive the governor does not want them to split and the interim president says he will meet with law enforcement to discuss what he calls dangerous signs of separatism happening in some areas and venezuela protests are heating up. gunfire blaired through caracus on monday where they had barricades and trash on fire and 13 people have been killed in protests against the president but the crisis is spilling over into neighboring columbia and as petty shows us the unrest is effecting business as usual. >> heavy traffic in vent what la and a typical morning in the region and here thousands of
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columbias cross the border in pursuit of work and a bargain but the process over the border are taking their toll. >> translator: we work in venezuela because there are jobs there but the currency keeps losing value so we make less and less every week and now with the crisis i'm worried every time i cross. i don't know if that bridge will be open when i come back. >> reporter: however, not all the work colombians do in venezuela is illegal and some make a living buying heavily subsidized gas in venezuela and smuggling it back to columbia selling it at a profit just a few meters inside the border. business has suffered since the crisis began. and they are in both countries cracked down on contrabands and trade and the smugglers are fighting back and clash with police and attempting to block the bridge at the border.
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>> translator: they are trying to stop this but they will not be able to, contraband is what we do and this activity is as old as our country. >> reporter: and gasoline is not the only product available. stores all over town are stocked with smuggled basic goods such as rice, flour and milk. and i just bought this bag of flour which as it says here it was made in the republic of venezuela. and while these products are in short supply on the other side of the border, they can still be easily found in stores across here. economics professor says the crisis in venezuela under lines how difficult life is for those who live in this part of columbia. >> translator: 72% of the border region's economy is informal and means 72 out of 100 people here have precaroius and
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they are starting to show the fragility of the socio-economic system we have. >> reporter: it's clear the impacts of this crisis is being felt not just inside the country but by its neighbors as well. and i'm with al jazeera. >> reporter: president maduro reached out to the white house for talks but the white house told him to talk to his people. they upheld the muslim brotherhood at a banter risk organization and support mohamed morsi, egypt's first president removed from power in july and at the same time the prime minister of egypt announced the government's resignation and he didn't give a reason for dissolving the government but the army chief could now bid for presidency and elections are set for april. suspected drug king pen known as
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el-chapo is wanted in united states and accused of run agree massive drug cartel in mexico and he was recently in a mexican prison has been indicted in chicago, new york as well as san diego and the drug enforcement agency says his cartel supplies 80% of drugs to all the cities. authorities in the u.s. want to bring him to justice here but mexican officials want him to stand trial there first. after a brief break, all too brief if you ask me, cold temperatures are back in the count and more on the forecast we will bring on the forecast with ebony. >> cold in the upper midwest and the cold air continues to march south and east and the pattern really will hold through the rest of the week as we get another cold front that will reenforce the first shot of cold air and another front and bringing down the arctic air mass from canada and talking about the polar vortex and never
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went anywhere but an influence in it over the next couple of days and look at minneapolis and not as warm as the average low and this time of the year the average low overnight into the next day is 17 degrees, we are talking single digits and even below that over the next couple days. this really has been a cold winter and the coldest winter in the last 30 years in detroit and minneapolis and duluth we have a record, nearly two months of temperatures below 0 and morgan. >> thank you so much, arizona governor jan brewer is facing pressure for a bill awaiting her signature and they have religious objections to refuse service to a gay customer and thomas reports high profile of the party are urging the republicans to veto that measure. >> in arizona some are gearing up for a fight, a fight that they say targets gays and lesbians across the state. >> it feels like it opens the door for discrimination in a
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huge, broad spectrum the way the bill is written. i mean i feel like we could be kicked out of a restaurant. >> reporter: some lawmakers say it's about preserving religious freedom. >> this is protecting religious freedom that is recognized and exported in the first amendment that the founders want it and nothing else. >> reporter: and now the bill that could get business owners the right to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on strong religious beliefs is one signature away from becoming law and last week arizona's house and senate passed the bill and sparking protest across the state and in washington where senator john mccain took to twitter calling for jan brewer's veto and not the only republican from arizona voicing opposition. >> reporter: and the big and what i pose is it gives people to exclude from commerce and if i have the power to exclude you from commerce i can exclude you from society itself. >> reporter: they have similar
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legislation to arizona and 21 other states prohibit businesses from discriminating on sexual orientation. but for bakers like the klines in oregon it's about the strong faith and right to exercise it and he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. >> i believe in what the bible sa sasz -- says and that is how i feel about it. >> reporter: they investigated a claim and it shut down after the backlash. in arizona large companies like american airlines and apple are urging the governor to veto the bill and includes the nfl, the superbowl is scheduled to be played next year near phoenix. the bill's detractors say it not only discriminates but it's bad for business. >> we had four companies to call us to say we are dropped from the list as a potential location unless governor brewer vetos the
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bill. >> she needs to make a decision before friday. >> plenty of time. >> reporter: plenty of time these voices say to sway her decision. thomas draydon, al jazeera. >> reporter: interestingly opposition is also growing from those who first supported it, on monday three state senators changed course and sent brewer a letter urging the veto and this is after joining the entire gop caucus and voting for the bill. a transgender bill in california will not be on the ballot. the so called transgender bathroom law allows students k-12 says what locker rooms and what segregated teams they want to join and a referendum failed to get signatures to put it on the november ballot and the state attorneys office says required signatures came from registered voters and they will contest the decision. in business news more job cuts may be underway at jp morgan chase where the financial time reports that the blank is
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planning on cutting several thousand more jobs in the mortgage business and this is in addition to 15-20,000 set to be slashed. and, wall street will open lower and down 25 and the dow was 16207, s&p 5 00's shy of a new record of 1847 and nasdaq is 4292. and overseas asia markets ended lower but japan market rose 1 1/2 percent and european stocks are lower right at this time. linked-in is expanding to china. the networking website is launching a chinese version of the site and hopes to tap into china's 140 million professionals and it will have to sensor some of the content to comply with the chinese rules. facebook, twitter and other sites are not allowed to operate in china. for years doctors said it was one of the safest drugs for
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pregnant women but it may be linked to a disorder that is effecting millions of kids. plus the so called breast cancer gene creating a health concern for women who are looking to keep their fertility and a case that may redefine gay marriage in michigan.
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good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm morgan radford live in new york city, the most common drug in pregnancy possibly linked to adhd in children and first let's look at what temperatures we will see across the country with our metrologist ebony. >> the chill is in the air and feeling it ayos the dakota and minnesota and where the wind chills could get as cold as 25-35 below and this is how it feels outside in fargo we are almost there and feels like minus 27 and the wind chill in omaha is minus 8 and freezing point as far south as talsa and
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it's 20 degrees colder than where we sat this time yesterday in portland and over the next couple days we will keep it below average with temperatures as cold as the 20s for highs on friday and the deep south we saw yet to get a warm front through but it's mild in sand -- sand antonia. >> people live in fear of breast and ovarian cancer and a threat may derail their plans to have children. oncology study say the mutation can risk ovarina cancer if they remove the ovaries and tubes by the age of 35 and if removed it decreases it by 80% but you lose the ability to conceive and immediately have menopause but doctors say it's a medical breakthrough and changes how patients are counseled.
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>> what excited me about the study is it gives us more information and more hard data to provide the patients to guide their treatment decisions and their timing decisions for these surgeries. >> reporter: but the study fines that woman with the two mutation can wait until their 40s to have the ovaries removed since the risk for cancer is not quite as strong. a warning for pregnant women and taking tylenol during pregnancy may effect your child's behavior later in life and al jazeera erica pitsy joins us to explain. >> they said acetaminophen found in tylenol has been safe for pregnant women to take for pain and those women may be exposing their unborn babies to health risks, pregnant and in pain, many women turn to tylenol for relief and during a time when options are limited the active ingredient in tylenol and
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excedrine and said it was safe but it may be exposing unborn babies to an increased risk of attention deficit hyper activity deficit disorder or adhd when they get older. >> as it increased the risk for development of adhd and related disorders also increased. >> reporter: for six years researchers in den mark studied 65,000 children and mothers and more than half said they took acetaminophen when they were pregnant and when they took the pain killer their kids were 40% more likely to be diagnosed with adhd by the time they were 7 years old. in the u.s. about 6.4 million children are diagnosed with the behavioral disorder that causes kids to be hyper active and have trouble focusing. >> it can effect thyroid function in the fetus and we
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know the thyroid function and the levels of hard moneys in the fetus are important in the development of the brain. >> reporter: some doctors say the research does not prove cause and effect, the problem may be why the women were taken the painkiller to begin with. >> if they were having a medical condition that led them to take the drug it may be that is what is leading to the increased risk for attention deficit disorder. >> results also showed if the mother took acetaminophen in the second trimester the risk of developing adhd increased more to 60% and it was small nest the first trimester, less than 10%. >> what is the take away for pregnant women here? >> it's tough to sell because some doctors say there needs to be more specific studies like this and we should see what happens, if you can come up with these same results, however, the lead study author said and i quote acetaminophen should not be considered safe to be used during pregnancy.
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>> it's such a common thing. >> reporter: this is big news for the medical community. >> and erica is live and thanks erica. a new nationwide rule goes into effect for car seats and must have labels about the maximum weight the child should be using the latch system, the maximum come bind weight with child and seat should be 65 pounds. federal officials say about 30% of people don't actually use the top tether straps and warn it could lead to too much strain on the system's lower anchors and safety experts say the top tethers on the latch child seat should be used when attached to a seat belt. the army on the chopping block, pentagon's proposal to down size the u.s. military. >> orphanages have been accused of trafficic children and using them to raise funds from well wishers. the boys of summer are back on the diamond as they adopt a
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new rule on home plate collisions. >> a live shot of a building live to madison square and pennsylvania station and al jazeera is back with you in just a few minutes. ♪
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♪ good morning to you and wol -- welcome back and these are the top stories, a warrant is in the works for victor yanukovich and should be ready today. right now he remains in hiding. members of parliament just wrapped up in kiev. jan brewer facing pressure over a controversial antigay bill and the bill would allow business owners to refuse service to gay people and a number of fellow republicans including snore john
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mccain are urging her to veto it. a warning for pregnant women who use tylenol and excederin and medicines could lead to attention deficit disorder and advice from doctor recommend the pain killer during pregnancy. a decade at war the u.s. military is about to under go a major shift and they have a budget proposel calling for downsizing the forces and the army is expected to take the biggest hit and the proposal calls for reducing troop levels to what they were before world war ii in the 40s and he wants curbing housing and allowances and limiting pay raises and defense secretary says it's time to recognize the reality of america's physical challenges and lisa stark take as closer look at what the plan installs. >> reporter: the war of iran over and afghanistan winding
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down it's time to have the first non-war time budget in 13 years and focuses the shift of the military to a smaller and agile force. >> a changing environment requires us to prioritize and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> reporter: among the proposals a much smaller army. and it's tight after the 9/11 water tacks the army grew to 570,000 troops and already scheduled to drop to 480,000, this proposal makes further cuts, down to 440-450,000 troops. the smallest level since before world war ii. the top brace also wants to eliminate the airforce a-10 aircraft and retire the spy plane using the global hawk drone for surveillance instead and special operation forces,
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the kind of teams that took out bin laden which increase and cyber war would be increased priority. >> we should be assured we will retain the capability to defend our country and our interests around the world. i believe that our allies, as well as our adversaries will understand that. there is no military in the world that is anywhere near as capable as the american military. >> reporter: at the white house they called the approach a realistic and responsible move away from a war footing. >> obviously that doesn't lesson the fact we have to maintain extreme vigilence and do when it comes to the nation. >> reporter: they will limit pay increases and increasing healthcare costs for some military retirees. a defense budget expert speaking
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on al jazeera america said veterans need not worry. >> finding for wounded warriors is absolutely protected in the budget and not doing anything that would protect or that would hurt those who served in iraq, afghanistan and other words who need the benefits. >> reporter: they are just that, proposals and there is already push back for members of congress. it's not good politics especially during election year to vote for military cuts. asked about that the defense department says all it can do is ask but few expect the military to get what it wants on capitol hill. lisa stark, al jazeera, washington. >> reporter: that was al jazeera's lisa stark. america has the largest defense budge net the entire world spending $600 billion in the military last year and china spend over $100 billion and second on the list. and it's the 20th anniversary of the massacre and 20 were killed when they entered a mosque and
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started shooting and allen fisher said they are still struggling with the aftermath years later. >> it still has pain when he came to the mosque and he joined for prayers when he suddenly heard gunfire. >> translator: people were terrified and on the floor and said the shooter came from outside, others said it was insi inside, when i turned i woke up four months later in a hospital bed. >> reporter: he had gone to the mosque with a rifle and bullets and by the time he was put down he killed 20 and wounded over 100 and there was rioting across the west bank and he will never walk again, the wheelchair a constant reminder of the day he cannot forgive, cannot forget. >> translator: palestinians have been punished, the mosque
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divided and the stores were statered and people were caged in their own homes. >> reporter: and it bears the scars in a city where israeli settlers and palestinians lived side by side and both touched by continuing violence and this was the main road through the town and the israelis decided to act. in 1996, two years after the massacre they closed the road to palestinian traffic and then in 2000, 14 years ago they decided to close the roads entirely to palestinians. the only way to be on the road is if you are an israeli or a foreigner and palestinians this is a no-go area. 520 businesses were ordered to close. they all remain shut today. and he and his brothers used to run a tobacco shop and it closed overnight and are unemployed like so many others who worked in the thriving city. >> translator: living here we are in a prison but we don't know when we will be released. i crossed two checkpoints on the
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way to my house. >> reporter: he has been in the mosque twice since the shooting and it's too painful and too inconvenient in his wheelchair and today he would rather go home so he leaves and the memories and the terror of that day never will. allen fisher, al jazeera. >> reporter: thousands of palestinian protesters took to the streets to mark the 20th anniversary and they were injured with israeli forces and the german chancer is pushing for a two-state solution and merkel met with the prime minister today to discuss the ongoing negotiations with the palestinians as well as iran's nuclear program. >> i would like to discuss the ways to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons capability. i believe that this is the greatest challenge through the security of the world. on peace, i would like to discuss with you how we can advance the efforts to achieve
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peace between israel and the palestinians and i can assure you that the people of israel want peace. >> reporter: u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been trying to nudge them to agree to a framework deal by the end of april but months of negotiations have made very little visible progress. the doctors without borders has been critical of afghanistan's healthcare system and one in five people had a family member who died simply because they could not get proper medical treatment and we report the stayed di has gaping holes in the country's healthcare system. >> reporter: if you were born in afghanistan the odds of making it past your first birthday are still the worst in the world. and they found patients in the most volitle parts of the country have not been better.
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>> they come far away from the mountains and takes them two hours to get here and some of them start working from 6:00, 6:00 a.m. >> reporter: and the report is critical of what became a cornerstone of the international security assistance force count counter insurgance teams and it was made of civilians and military tasked to win over populations after their area have been secured by forces but they say there was little long-term thinking involved. >> structures have been nicely built and empty and a lot of basements full of donated commitment but we have no maintenance, we have no fuel, so i think having this kind of initiatives that we are just getting out of the blue and serving political aims are not sustainable and wondering if
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they ever worked. >> reporter: msf said the number of health facilities increased in afghanistan people can't afford to use them or do not have the service provided. afghans are bearing the brunt of the cost of healthcare here. according to msf afghans spend about $40 if they need treatment for an illness and that is an enormous burden where people are earning $1 a day. msf is worried that as foreign forces pull out international interest in afghanistan will go with them before there has been any significant improvements in healthcare. i'm with al jazeera kabul. >> reporter: according to the report nearly half of those surveyed say the biggest obstacle to getting medical care in afghanistan is the ongoing war. the political union between scott land and britain goes back 300 years but this september the people of scott land will vote on whether to be an independent country and scott land and
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whales all form the united kingdom and he is at the west of scott land and is live this morning jerry and we understand a resent poll with the newspaper showed that 46% of scotts said they would vote for an independent and 54 said they wouldn't, that is almost half the country. so how realistic is an independent scott land? >> well, it's absolutely realistic economically, socially, scott land is a nation and always has been a nation in the united kingdom since it joined with england and enjoyed a high degree of autonomy since 1707 and the polls and what you have to understand is 46, 54 is both those votes are phenomenally soft and scott land started having a debate about whether it's independent in the last few years and most people are coming to this really, their mind is made up to be and you
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know by the no campaigns. >> reporter: you mentioned the debate in the last few years. why this moment for independence, why now? >> well, firstly we have scottish parliament in 1999 in the united kingdom and runs health, education and uk government has foreign affairs. when it was established the s&p the party of independence won in 2007 a majority and 2011 with a mandate for an independent referendum and are the main drivers but a host of other parties and all small parties and sific groups who support independence and s&p is the main driver and what people receive as a white drift over the last three decades. >> reporter: you mention a right wing drip and david cameron as well as the first minister of scott land signed the agreement in october of 2012 enabling a vote on scottish
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independent and is this a sign that england supports an independent scott land? >> well, what it is a sign of is adaptability and good sense, common sense of the british state when push comes to shove so we have a parliament and when s&p won the government agreed to the independent record and what is interesting here is how the british state has been very, very different and flexible and not for independence it's for an advocate for the union and it's different for the spanish government because there is a written constitution says you cannot have an independent referendum. that means that you make the argument about independence one about democracy whereas in scott land you can say you want one, have one and we will advocate for the union and it's a more flexible and how britain walked through history basically without written constitution making up as it goes along for god and bad.
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>> reporter: making it up as it goes along, in your estimation what happens next if the referendum were to pass in september? >> well, if the referendum is won there is negotiation between the two governments dividing the assets and scott land is under 90% uk population and has a claim in terms of good national good practice and 9% assets and debts and like western european countries that a lot of debt at the moment and has to take that and issues about the nuclear submarines of the uk and based in waters in scott land and plight and things like the old international assets. but there would be lots and lots of things that would be easy to locate with assets and debts and other issues are the currency, what currency scott land uses and membership to the union and political issues as well. >> reporter: currency and
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membership and research fellow west of scott land and thanks for being with us this morning. the nfl combine wraps up today, but how did michael sam do in his workouts? we are here with details, ross. >> if you look at the numbers alone it was disappointing and michael sam admitted that, the nfl is big on stats and height and weight and how fast you run the 40 and what you cannot measure is a person's heart and desire and michael sam wanted to be the first openly gay player but struggled in the dash with 4.91 seconds which is 1st among defensive linemen and less than impressive but you have to wonder how much attention off the field took away from performance on the field like what mateo tao went through last year and they spoke to the nfl network about his performance. >> i thought i did pretty good, matt, it was a great experience being able to show my quality to
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the scouts and couches. >> anything you were disappointed with because you have high expectations of what you want to do and numbers you want to run and anything strike you on the negative side? >> i was disappointed on my vertical jump and i was over thinking but the vertical jump was the most disappointing. >> reporter: as for him, he sparkled in the 40-yard dash with 4.53 seconds and he is a big boy, 6'5", 266 pounds and the defensive end expected to be a top draft in may and faster than johnny mansel and any starting quarterback in the nfl except robert griffin the third and the boys are back for spring training but need a need rule because they are banning home plate collisions sort of. if a runner leaves the base line and slams into the catcher he is
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out. if a catcher blocks home plate before catching the ball the runner is safe and if the catcher has a ball and blocks home plate game on, anything goes and it's confusing but the bottom line is about safety and protecting the catchers and the league will use this as a one year experiment in hopes of working out the kinks and a lot of times in spring training you have a game between major league and college team and that is the case later today with the new york yankees face florida state and he is excited because he is a heisman quarterback and pitcher and grew up cheering for the yankees. >> i will be a little star struck because it's my favorite team and it's different like a baseball player and football player because they play so many games. man, a football player like sometimes i probably more similar to a football player than a baseball player just because of that but baseball players are so unique.
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>> finally on this day 50 years ago m sold 22-year-old kid named clay shocked the world by being the youngest heavy weight champion and he changed his name to mohamed ali and we will look back at the moment in boxing as well as his journey to be the best of all time. >> that is my favorite and clay, i will be looking forward to it and thanks. attorney general eric holder has advice on same sex marriage bands and called it discriminatory saying state attorney generals are not obligated to defend them and should apply the highest level of scrutiny before defending the ban and the decision should never be political. six state attorney generals all democrats have refused to defend those bans. holder's advice is on the eve of a closely watched same sex trial happening in michigan, beginning today the ban on gay marnl will be contested in a two-week trial and began in 2012 and that is
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after two detroit area nurses sued for the right to adopt each other's children and say the law violates the equal protection clause and the michigan attorney general is the defender of the 2004 state ban on gay marriage. there are allegations of fraud in the orphanage system and they are abandoned and have families and kept from them against their will and we are introduced to one mother who is trying to put her family back together again. >> reporter: thousands of children and 300 orphanages across the valley and after the same many are not orphans and some end up as victims of child trafficking and a mother of three said she was tricked to send her children to an orphanage. >> translator: i was told foreigners would give my children an education and i believed this and sent them to the home. >> reporter: that was 8 years ago and now they have 80 children. over the years she never has been allowed to visit them.
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when she showed up with under cover police two weeks ago she was told her children were not around and we met two children rescued from happy homes last year. their mothers filed a complaint against the owner of the orphanage but no action was take end. and the owner's wife used to have this and she sent children to find us and then we are beaten up. >> we were told not to speak to volunteers about our parents. >> reporter: authorities admit there is a problem in some children's home. >> translator: the government has a minimum standard for children's home and some children's home opened with the sole aim of using children to raise funds from foreigners. >> reporter: after multiple complaints from parents the police finally raid happy home and she is with the child rights activist nearby and after six hours of investigation under cover police arrest the owner and charge him with fraud and trafficking and finally gets
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some good news, 2 of 3 kids have been found and supposed to be in a nearby hospital. we will see the they are still around there. the lead takes us to a house of relatives of the happy homeowner, the police find two of the children here. they have been locked in here for two weeks and a third child was found in another orphanage nearby. we returned to see if any one from the management would speak to us but found no one available to comment. for now the orphanage continues to operate. the owner is still in custody but acvisits are trying to relocate the remaining children. and she is slowly getting to know her son and two daughters again after years of separation but it's a different story for what many believe are hundreds of other children in orphanages hoping their parents will find them and bring them home. i'm with al jazeera, kathmandu o. >> reporter: 2010 they suspended at develop shuns because of concerns about the
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reliability of the country's child welfare system and ghosts to ground hogs to a house full of animals and he earned his stripes with many movies that made us laugh. ♪
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only on al jazeera america let's see this twinkie represents the normal amount of psycho kinetic energy in the new york area. >> he has died at 69, harold ramis and he had a string with bill murray and had movies of caddie shack and groundhog day and others and we will look back at the life and legacy of harold ramis and let's look where the snow and rain may fall across
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the country with ebony. >> in the south we had lightning storms rolling through this morning around memphis and rain and thunderstorm activity now pressing to the lower mississippi valley and a few light rain showers around dallas but through the afternoon day time heating could certainly trigger a few storms as well. the northeast we will see light snowflakes falling around dc and later in the day flurries around new york city but the big snow m cos tomorrow and light, 1-2"s. >> reporter: harold ramis, responsible for some of the biggest block buster comedies has died and behind the camera as a writer and director that ramis made his mark and the driving force behind the generation of classic comedies and we have more on his life. >> reporter: when it came to comedy harold ramis did it all. he directed groundhog day, wrote
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animal house, and started in ghost busters. >> peter, this is very big. >> reporter: no matter the subject ramis knew where to find the absurd in just about everything. consider the scene from national lampoon's vacation. ramis directed the picture and turned a family road trip into a an hilarious trip and he worked for "playboy" and shared the stage with bill murray, john belushi and dan aykroyd and he teamed up for stripes, against busters and caddie shack. and he died of an autoimmune disease and he was 69. aykroyd today issued this statement about his death, deeply sad to hear the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny
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fun and cowriter and performer and teacher, harold, ramis and may he now get the answers he was always seeking, rochelle with al jazeera. >> when he wrote animal house back in 1978 it broke the box office record for comedies but wasn't just a film maker and a skilled fencer and spoke greek and taught him how to ski watching them on television and made his own fleese hats. >> working for a temporary government by the end of the week and arrest warrant for ousted president victor yanukovich who says he is still in charge, veto or not to veto is facing jan brewer and must decide to sign a bill allowing business owners to deny service to gay people on religious grounds and women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy
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are likely to have children with adhd. ahead in the next hour a growing number of families are facing a difficult task, aging parents who no longer can care for themselves, we will look at an invisible army that is only growing in size. arctic air will drop temperatures well below average and i will have details. >> i'm morgan radford and al jazeera news continues and dell and i are back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. don't go anywhere. ♪
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give up? >> caring for aging loved ones and silent army they have created across america. >> good morning to you and welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm morgan radford. >> all is calm in kiev where an acting penalty is now in place and leaders laying the groundwork for a new government. >> as for the countries former president, a warrant is expected today for the arrest of viktor yanukovych. jennifer glasse is in kiev. it appears that things are getting back to work and reschooling normal life. is it back to business as usual? >> it's not quite back to business as usual. people are getting back to work, getting, the streets are busy for the first time, really since last week when it was a ghost town here. this actually is a shopping
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mall, this dome, an underground shopping mall because the winters are very cold here. there's a food shop here. we still do have thousands of demonstrators here in independence square. this is going to stay, the demonstrators stay until they get the government they want, probably until may 25 at least when the presidential elections are held. here in the center web still have a big protest camp shutting down one of the main streets around the city. yes, the courts are open, schools reopening and people trying to resume daily lives. >> while people are trying to resume, a warrant for yanukovych's arrested is sets to be delivered today. what exactly is he being charged with and what happens if he doesn't resurface? >> well web's been charged, morgan with basically the mass murder of civilians and nowhere really is that more clear than here at the edge of unless square. you can see the shrines behind
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me. there are half a dozen dotted around this area alone. this is where people were shot by snipers. it is this area that outraged ukraineens, because the front lines were all the way over on the other end of the square if that that's where the fighting was and yet civilians were killed here and shot in the head and neck. it was a very, very deliberate killing of civilians, one man chose to meet a friend early, he was shot where he stood here in a very public place, a very peaceful place. president yanukovych, they want to bring him here for justice, parliament hedging its bet, calling on the international criminal court in the hague to extradite him if he is found somewhere else because he is on the run. there are fears that he may have fled the country and ukraineens would like to see him brought to justice, ideally here in ukraine, if not here, they want him brought to the hague. for the deaths of the civilians here, half a dozen just here,
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dozens over in the square. they want to see the former president serve his time in court. >> and that's what we'll be waiting to see, thanks so much, reporting to us live from independence square in kiev. >> germany's chancellor pushing a two state solution in the east, they talked about about negotiations with the palestinian authority and benjamin netanyahu. >> i would like to discuss the ways to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons capability. i believe this is the greatest challenge to the security of the world. on peace, i'd like to discuss with you how we can advance the efforts to achieve peace between israel and the palestinians and i can assure you that the people of israel want peace. >> secretary of state john kerry has been trying to nudge israel and palestine to a deal by the end of april, but months of
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negotiation have made little in the way of progress. >> lebanon state new agency said israel carried out war strikes, they may have targeted weapons being moved to his blah. it's unclear on which side of the border those hit. israeli planes have struck the area several times in the past two years. >> the united nations walking attention to the polite of the children affect by the civil war, asking for $600 million to respond to their needs, the u.n. saying the children make up half of the refugee population and many of those children in desperate need of life saving rance, clean water. a polio vaccination campaign already underway. >> some neighboring countries including jordan and lebanon are starting to turn away syrians at the border. their refugee camps are simply
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too full, forcing syrians to head to jokinen, one of the poorest countries, many there are now forced to beg. >> his mind is fixed on tragic memories, he can hardly talk. his long suffering from diabetes were compounded by three disastrous years in syria and abroad. as a laborer, he sweated for first five years to build a home and raise children in damascus. an air raid turned the three story house into rubble. the eldest son went missing, the family fled for safety among the refugees, but the fighting soon followed them there. >> we used to live in peace and able to make due with what we have. our son provided some support, suddenly, trouble began, our house came down, my son went
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missing and we are in utter definite tuition. >> now they live in yemen. their elder daughter is pregnant from an old saudi. the second daughter is married to an old man who isn't ready to take his wife home or provide her with decent living and with a young son unemployed, the family depends on handouts for a living. up to 6,000 syrians live in similar conditions in yemen. this young man, a university student from syria, has launched an unregistered charity along with others. they spend their free time fund raising. >> we distribute food relief to refugees. with help them with cash and try to solve as many of their problems as we can. >> but those problems tells me
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are multiple. >> they are denied residency. most of their children couldn't join school because they profit previous documents in the world. they can't find job and those who can get very meager salaries. >> now the family members and others were allowed to flee to yemen were forced to fill out documents as asylum seekers but not accepted refugees, they pay for visa extensions every three months, a cost they are ill afford to bear. >> yemen is also home to 240,000 refugees from other countries, including somalia, iraq and ethiopia. >> a court in cairo upheld the designation of the muslim brotherhood as a banned terrorist organization. the interim prime minister of egypt announced his government's resignation. he didn't give reason for
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dissolving the government but the move could pave the way for the countries army chief to run for president. those elections are in april. >> emotional family reunions ending between families in north and south korea, the last reunions held on tuesday where they hugged and exchanged letters promming they would meet again. some hasn't seen each other in over 60 years. >> after more than a decade of war, the u.s. military seeing major changes. defense secretary calling for a smaller army, bringing troop levels to less than what they were before world war ii back in the 1940's. he wants changes to pay and benefits for army personnel, including cut backs in housing allowances and pure pay raises, part of the pentagons budget for next year. they would first have to be approved by congress. >> the suspected drug kingpin known as he will
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as h el chapo is wanted here. >> his involvement with the day to day drug trade in chicago is of a major significance, and he controls the street gangs by supplying them with the drugs. >> in chicago, the u.s. drug enforcement agency estimates 16 in a low with a supplies 80% of the her win, cocaine and meth. he was indicted in illinois in what was called the most significant drug importation
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conspiracies ever charged in chicago. he's been indicted in a number of other u.s. cities. two of his lieutenants have been extradited in mexico. their trials will take place here in chicago. >> over the weekend, chicago's d.e.a. head told the "sun times": it will be the u.s. attorney to decide where he will face trial examine extradited. many ask if his arrest will have any effect on the flow of drugs into the united states or here on the streets of chicago. >> structured warfare is taking place. >> university of illinois at chicago criminal justice professor is doubtful. >> it's not going to impact the street price. it's not going to impact violence. it's a nice headline for the mexican police and jack riley of the d.e.a. it doesn't mean anything for
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dead bodies in chicago or how much drugs are here. >> while some law enforcement officials believe the arrest may cause a temporary disruption in supply, the multi-billion dollars business of drug trafficking will undoubtedly continue. still the rest of el chapo is certainly considered a law enforcement victory. >> new york and san diego have also indicted guzman, but mexican officials want to try him first. >> on the streets of mexico, thousands of vigilantes celebrating the one year anniversary since they rose up to fight off the cartels. wealthy ranchers and businessman bought rifles and body armor to fight. they kicked the knights templar out of dozens of cities. they said their fight won't be over until all drug leaders are under arrest. >> we'll tell you where the cold front is heading next. >> it's heading east and south where the cold air is going to be plunging over the next couple
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of days. we're going to keep that cold air mass in place. as a result, temperatures are going to run 20 to 30 below average. this is what we have going on. the westerly flow is pick up moisture from lake ontario with quite a bit of snow. we are watching for snow around d.c. and baltimore. wednesday, snow returns to many areas across the northeast, but the understood news is that we are only expecting about an inch or two around new york city and points southward. the big story will be that cold air mass being reinforced wednesday. snow is across the upper midwest, but the winds are picking up. even with a light wind, wind chills are 25-35 below zero. we do have wind chill advisories in place including minneapolis. bundle up before heading out.
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we've had a cold front make its way south. we'll have that reinforcing shot and this will be the pattern throughout the week. it's keeping the cold air in place. this has been one for the record books and our temperatures are going to stay only in the single digits and teens throughout the week. back to you. >> arizona's governor january brewer facing intense pressure over a controversial bill many believe is anti gay, allowing business owners to deny service based on sexual orientation. many lawmakers now asking her to reconsider. >> in arizona, some are gearing up for a fight that they say targets guys and lesbians across the state. >> it opens the door for discrimination in a huge broad spectrum the way the bill is written. i feel like we could get kicked out of a restaurant. >> some lawmakers say it's
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preserving religious freedom. >> this is protecting religious freedom that has supported and defended the first amendment, nothing else. >> now the bill that could give business owners the right to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on reridgous beliefs is one signature away from becoming law. last week, the house and senate passed the bill sparking protest across the state and in washington where senator john mccain calling for brewer's veto. he's not the only republican from arizona voicing opposition. >> the insidiousness of the bill is it gives people the power to exclude from commerce. if i have that power, i can exclude you from toe so it itself. >> nine states proposed similar legislation, 21 other states prohibit businesses from discriminating on sexual orientation. for bakers like theclines in
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oregon, it's about their strong faith and right to exercise it. he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. >> i believe in the bible and that's how i feel about it. >> the state investigated a discrimination claim and ultimately, the bakery shut down after the public backlash. back in arizona, large companies like american airlines and apple of urging the governor to veto the bill. that includes the nfl, the superbowl is schedule would to be played next year near phoenix. the bill's detractor say it not only discriminates but is bad for business. >> we've had four companies call to tell us that we'll be dropped from their list as a potential investment location unless governor brewer vetoes the bill. >> as for the governor, she hasn't come down one way or another but time's returning out. she needs to make a decision by friday. >> i've got plenty of time. >> plenty of time, these voices say, to sway her decision.
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aljazeera. >> governor brewer received the bill yesterday. she has five days to sign it, veto it or do nothing at all. should she fail to act, that measure becomes you. >> attorney general holder is offering advice on same-sex marriage bans, calling the laws discriminatory. he says terd apply the highest level of scrutiny before defending those bans and their decision should never be political. six attorneys general have refused to defend those bans. >> forget about sitting in traffic. the seattle times said kirkland now looking at air gondolas to get to work. they can move 11,500 passengers each and every hour. they're already in use in italy, germany and france. >> can you imagine taking a gondola into work? >> talk about protect, serve and
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tweet. the dallas morning news said the police department plans to become more social media savvy. a guy took a picture of himself at the scene of the crime and left his phone. >> social media is everywhere, not only is there a babysitting in traffic, there's 15 photos and we know the entire story. >> we can document it. it has to raise interesting guidelines about now police can tweet from the scene of the crime but actually can't show the evidence. >> also, pop icon david bowie affecting politics. the daily record saying the prime minister admitted letting out a cry of joy when he pleaded with scotland to stay with the u.k. i think the only thing they haven't mentioned in that debate is sean connery. >> kate moss came in.
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>> comcast and netflix striking a deal that may cost its customers even more. >> i stayed up all night on this one, a boxing match that shocked the world. a look back at the fight of cautious clay and sonny lipton. i was a wee tyke.
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>> today's big number represents a sizeable bet on japan, $10 billion, that's how much mgm is investing in a potential japanese casino. >> it follows an announcement by sands in vegas in monday. currently, you can only bet on horse, boat and bicycle races. japan would become asia's second biggest casino market if the ban is dropped. that's behind the chinese city of macaw. >> netflix and comcast striking
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a deal to stream content. >> first what temperatures we can expect across the country. >> temperatures will continue to tumble, the colder air into parts of the southern plains today. right now we're mild with 40's, 50's and 60's across texas. here's the core of the cold air. this is where it's been pretty much all winter long. it actually feels five up wards to 15 degrees colder than it is, far go minus 24, feels like we are sitting in the single digits in chicago and detroit at just five degrees, the current wind chill to texas, 49 in dallas, san antonio close to 70. we're watching for storms. once the storms roll through will drop into the 50's for highs on wednesday. >> netflix agreeing to pay comcast to ensure it's
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subscribers get better streaming. we explain what it means and why it could cost consumers. >> can you please just cut me some slack. >> now that netflix has direct access to comcast broad band, customers who are fans of shows like "orange is the new black" can look forward to glitch free streaming. >> advocates of a free and open internet worry consumers could end up on the wrong end of the deal. ♪ >> i find that in the end, consumers always end up paying, so if netflix is taking on additional cost from comcast or verizon, eventually we find their hands reaching into our wallet. >> higher bills could be the beginning. last month a federal circuit court struck down the scc's net new really aty rules to force providers to treat all internet traffic the same. much like a highway is open to
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all, net neutral city enassured the infrastructure used to conduct content through the internet would be open to providers and consumers. supporters of newt neutrality argued allowing major broad band providers to charge a toll or through thele delivery will limit consumers choice and possibly undermine internet freedom. >> the beauty of the open internet is you can innovate without permission. this deal suggests it's getting a lot harder to do that. proponents argue that charging providers will upgrade networks, creating a better experience for end users who have grown accustomed to watching shows like "house of cards" at the push of a button.
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>> netflix users take up 32% of the internet traffic in north america especially at night. >> breaking news, home depot reporting earnings of $1 billion in the last three months of 2013. that beat wall street estimates, but the winter weather did hurt sails which fell 3% from a year ago. >> a closer look at the housing market this morning with the price index. forecasters expect housing prices to flatten, but housing soareddability has fallen considerably in 2013 as prices and interest rates both increased. one economist said first time homebuyers are still under quite a bit of pressure. >> generation wise, people that are now in their what would normally be first time home buying years are saddled with huge amounts of student loan debt and a relatively high level of unemployment, difficulty getting jobs. >> wall street could open lower ahead of those reports concerning home prices, dow
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futures are down 13 points after yesterday's rally, opening the day at 16,207, the s&p a new record at 1847. asian markets ending lower, european stocks are lower at this hour. >> another major setback for bit coin, the website for the tokyo based exchange mount docks is now off line. bit coins are missing, with a potential worth of $350 million. >> banking on ukraine, why the west is investing billions of dollars in its tough. >> there is a new warning for moms to be, the risk researchers now say are associated with a common pain killer. >> one texas town sees a big boom from the growing oil industry, but we'll tell you why some are already preparing for it to go bust. >> muhammed ali could talk the talk and walk the walk. a look back on this historic day
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in boxing.
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on al jazeera america >> you're looking live right now, the shot of madison square garden in new york city as people, thousands of them making their way to work on this tuesday morning and it is cold outside. good morning, welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm morgan radford. ukraine's lawmakers are building a new government but still backing the ousted president. >> a small town in texas seeing a big boom thanks to oil, but not everyone too happy about that. >> big changes from the pentagon, talking about reducing troops to the lowest levels in more than 70 years. >> first ukraine's ousted president victim i don't know is on the run and a warrant for his arrest could be issued later today. nick shiffrin reports from the city 30 miles from the rug
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border where the revolution is facing resistance. >> these protestors serve up their revolution with a plate of cookies. thousands of anti-government activists have taken over the regional headquarters, a small army of nurses and volunteers prepare sandwiches. every few minutes, a volunteer brings more supplies. the aid station has water by the gallon. >> you created a little city here. >> it's a city inside city. >> the unofficial paragraph for history that's still unfolding, the 27-year-old identifies more with europe than russia. for him, this is a generational battle. >> generation, people have been in soviet union, they think we are nobody, we can't do something. you can see a lot of young people, and they do it. >> the local media embraced the
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occupation, i don't have theling to get into the abandoned governor's office. he collected old phones and big game trophies. that's where we found 38-year-old antoine. he's fighting a governor he considered corrupt. >> he wants to take it all, all the money, although luxury things, not thinking about his people, about his country. >> this city has always ban fault line for ukraine and this street right now is a fault line. the administration building is occupied by thousands of activists and on this side of the street, the police are protecting people who still support the government. this woman was born here and thinks the protestors are trees sous. >> they're all brainwashed,
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claim to stand for freedom, but we don't want their freedom. >> behind her, the pro soviet camp lice at the largest len anyone statue outside russia, which is only 20 miles away. a former city official, his entire life he looked east with pride. now he can't gear look across the street as people who have taken over a building where he once worked. if ukraine is nothing to unite, a bridge will have to be built. >> maria is with the carnegie moscow center and joins us. picking up on what nick shiffrin
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said, we prepared a graphic for our audience to understand the difficulty and the split between east and west. the border with the united states and mexico extends about 1900 miles. if you take a look at the border between russia and ukraine, that's 1300 miles and we pose the question in the newsroom yesterday what would happen if all of a sudden mexico were to say it wanted to have closer alliances with russia. how would the united states react. in that sense, russia is in a very difficult position when it comes to ukraine. >> well, russia is indeed in a difficult position, however i don't think this is a legitimate comparison, because the problem of ukraine, one of the problems is that it is located between russia and europe. if you look at the border between the united states and mexico, what's on the other side of mexico? there is no russia there, and this makes one major difference,
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others being actually there is no difference between those who live in the borderline regions and russia and borderline regions in ukraine. you can not tell one from the other. >> there are existing trade deals in place and those would all of a sudden be scuttled. that's lots of money between two countries that all of a sudden would be turned around in favor of another nation. >> well, that's certainly true, but i'm just saying this is not a fair comparison and there's nothing in common between the two borders, even though both of fairly long. ukraine is an over simplification to talk the fleet between east and west, it is very diverse. the city of kiev is neither in the east nor in the west, it's just a big companies mow poll tan city with all kinds of people living there and it's
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become the focus of these tragic events these days, so even if we're talking about a divide between east and west, it's not clear where we actually place the capitol of the country, a big city in ukraine. >> let's talk dollars and cents orure rose. ukraine's finance minister said the state needs $34 billion to stabilize the economy, the e.u. pledging 20 billion euros likely with the help of the u.s. is this a good investment, in your opinion? >> well, eye crane is desperate for cash. ukrainian speaker of the parliament, the top authority these days called the economy in a catastrophic, that was with us word, catastrophic state and says the coffers empty. it's not clear how length met the current government is. russia has not clarified its
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stance. things will change in ukraine, hopefully remain peaceful, but they verbal remain volatile. is this a safe investment? well, i don't think so, but ukraine is desperate for help now. it remains to be seen just how much money will be committed now and whether the continues will be committed on ukraine continuing reforms to pull itself to be together in one piece and deliver on its promises. >> how do you invest in a country where so much of the money that has been invested has been squandered or given away to construction. the president's brother has a net worth of $6 billion and he has compound with zoos, vodka with his face on the bottle. he also has a spanish gal i don't know for a bar. how does the west invest in ukraine in good faith and confidence? >> first and foremost, this
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president is gone and his corruption and the the way his krones enriched themselves in one reason why the population was to angry. this there is one thing that actually brings ukrainians together these days is the loathing of the ousted president yanukovych. there is a new government in ukraine. this government pledge to say cleanse the country of the corruption. it will probably try to do so, whether it can deliver is a very big question. what its authority, its mandate is going to be, we will not see another government in several months time is a very big question. >> maria joining us from moscow, thank you very much. >> three women held captive in cleveland for nearly a decade are now honored for beating the odds. the ohio governor presented his annual courage award monday to amanda berry, gene new dejesus and my shell knight. they received a standing ovation
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and he called them extraordinary. >> a california lawmakers accused of taking bribes has pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say democratic senator accepted cash, plane rides and expensive dinners in exchange for his support of key legislation. if he's convicted, he faces life in prison. >> new jersey governor chris chris cities approval ratings taking a hit. his rating now standing at 50% among new jersey residents down nine points since last month, down 15 points from the end of the year. news tying his staff to the closing of the george washington bridge. >> tylenol could affect your child's behavior later in life. >> for years, doctors have said that this is safe. this is pretty big news.
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>> a acetaminophen is found in a common drug, considered safe for pregnant women to take. according to a new study, the drug may expose unborn babies to an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when they get older. research has followed 65,000 children and their mothers in denmark. the study showed when the mothers had taken the pain killer during pregnancy, their kids were 40% more likely to be diagnosed with adhd by the time they were seven years old. the reason is in the womb. >> affects thyroid function in the fetus. we know that thyroid function and levels of hormones are important in development of the brain. >> some doctors disagree with the study, pointing out the research does not prove any cause and affect. they say the problem may be why the women were taking the pain killer in the first place.
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>> if they were having some kind of medical condition that led them to take the drug, it may be that that is what is leading to the increased risk for attention deficit disorder. >> results also showed if the mother took acetaminophen in her second trimester, the risk of developing adhd increased more in children to 60%. the risk was smallest in the first trimester, less than 10%. >> adhd is a behavioral disorder, right? >> that's exactly right. this affects 6.4 million children in the united states and it is a behavioral disorder that causes kids to be hyperactive and also have trouble focusing. >> what's the big takeaway for pregnant women. >> this is tough to tell. you do ever doctors on both sides. some say from are plus to in the study and as a result, you really can't trust what they're saying now, that it has been fine for years, go ahead, keep taking it, the lead study author said if these results, which we
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have been looking at for six years, she said and i quote, it should no longer be considered a safe drug for use in pregnancy. >> we're going to talk about this more in our next hour, because a lot of women are going to be confused. >> thanks for being with us. >> a small town in south texas is experiencing an oil boom thanks to fracking. it has the largest single oil and gas development in the world. but while some are getting rich, others are suffering. >> a town of contrast where the population now at 40,000 has outgrown the sign, and where not all is as it teams. a millionaire lives inside this converted double wide. >> you don't flaunt it. >> wells cranked out $4.5 million in profits each day when they first started pumping.
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>> that's our payday right there, pays the bills. >> he's among a class of emerging oil tycoons here benefiting from a boom that's also brought growing pains. before 2010, this was a community of hunters and ranchers. now, roads need reinforcement, 12 hotels are going up, and the city's bursting at the seams. adrien is mayor. >> we were short housing when the oil boom started. >> these man camps is where oil workers bunk up, complete with a game and duck pond. you find trailer parks on every block and oil money in most pockets. >> we're one of the poorest counties in the state of texas. it's exciting, it's exciting to see everybody paying down their car notes, paying off house notes, it's exciting. >> the oil under this ground have in fused the regional
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economy with $61 billion, and that was just in one year, 2012. as everyone in south texas knows, after each boom comes a bust. people here are bracing for when. >> it's going to take another three years. in five years, this might be a ghost town. >> even now, the wealth is not reaching every corner. in fact, while some get richer, others get poorer. if it weren't for the help of a relative, anna flores would have loft her home. rent here has tripled from $500 to $1,500 per month. >> people have got thrown out of their house because they want more money, they throw them out to get oil folks. >> a job on the oil field earns six figures, but the day and night hours exclude flores, a single mother of three. most workers are men from out of town. >> is this oil boom to you more
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of a blessing or a curse? >> a blessing, 100%. >> despite some slickers, most in the town hope the oil economy continues to burn brightly for as long as it can. >> that oil boom that brought more crime to the area. now the local sheriff's office has doubled its force, hiring 15 new deputies. >> switching to sports, boxing involving a legend, that was one heck of a night. >> that's right. we're talking about an international icon here, but on this day 50 years ago, believe it or not, some 22-year-old kid named cassius clay beat sonny liston. he changed his name to muhammed ali. >> 1960 olympic champion was cast as a mere mortal before his
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1964 showdown against seemingly invincible heavyweight champion sonny liston. >> he would just be a blip in the history of the sport. >> entering their 1964 title fight, liston was first 5-1 and 1 of the most intimidating boxers of his era. despite a gold medal and 19-0 record, the brash clay was still a 7-1 underdog. >> i gave him zero chance. i believe that the 7-1 odds were an absolute underlay. i believe it should have been 50-1, but then so did the rest of the world, except for him. >> nicknamed the louisville lip, the vocal ally was never afraid to voice his opinion about opponents or his skill. he frequently referred to liston as a big, ugly bear, even watering a denim jacket with the words "bear hunting" to their
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prelim. >> he drove up in his bus marked cautious clay up to surf side during training, sat and yelled big ugly bear, i'm going to tame the bear, i'm going to give him to a zoo, he's too ugly to be champion. we didn't know it, but he was getting inside liston's head. round one. he comes out, liston is charging across the ring like a bull. the mat door stops him with a jab. he's half matador. it's really something to see. >> he upset liston after six rounds. of the 46 sports writers at ringside, 43 had picked liston to win in a knockout. >> as he said at the end of the fight, i shocked the world.
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i shocked the world. >> clays bold personality was not confined to the ring. after converting to islam, he formally announced his new name, muhammed ali within a week of beating liston. he refused to acknowledge military service after being drafted. in 1967, he was found guilty of refersing to be inducted to the military. >> if they want to put me in jail for not going in the army, that's their rule. i'll go to jail, but i'm not fighting in this war. >> muhammed ali has built one of the greatest legendses in the history of american sports, a legacy whose foundation was built that night in miami 50 years ago. >> now those boxing gloves that ally wore after beating liston sold for $837,000 at a recent auction. he's had a fight in the ring as well as outside the ring. >> unbelievable. >> amazing guy. he's 72 years young, battling
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parkinsons for quite some time. we spoke to his doctor in phoenix to get his correlation on boxing and park kin sons. >> a silent army now stepping up and becoming caregivers for their loved ones. >> new concerns over meat impact on the brain. why firing up that grill could be bad for your memory. >> the pentagon laying out a plan to down size the army. why the changes are being made and what they could mean for the safety of americans. >> now let's get a live look at the capitol building in washington, d.c. where lawmakers bill debate those cussed by the pentagon.
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on al jazeera america >> a look at a growing trend of
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adult children caring for their elderly parents. >> those were snowflakes in washington, d.c. falling. let's see who else is going to see precipitation. >> del, much of the northeast. we are continuing to see the snow coming down around the d.c. and baltimore area and we're also going to get a little more in the way of snow across parts of western pennsylvania, as well as new york city, as we go through the day. into the deep south, temperatures are milder here. we're watching a line of storms slipping sawedward just north of the atlanta area. we are finding rain, even heavy thunderstorm activity at times around parts of tennessee. into the west, we are just going to continue with that persistent flow coming in keeping the moisture around. we have cloud cover, mountainous areas will see snow. another few inches is expected. we're still dry in the southwest but we're going to see changes through the next couple of days.
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pacific storm will move in late this week bringing at much of three to five-inches of rain around l.a. >> who doesn't love a good burger and steak? well, vegetarian for one. apparently it's leading them to better health. researchers say people who eat general tarian tend to have lower blood pressure. it may also prevent high blood pressure without medication. >> a new study finds chemicals produced when cooking meat could increase your risk of dementia. the chemicals may suppress an anti aging eni am. >>. it can build up a dangerous protein in the brain and show decreased cognitive function. the same compound can be found in cheese, eggs abwhite bread and other foods. >> we all grow old. sooner or later we all face one question, who will take care of me. the responsibility often falls to family. >> she said just promise me one
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thing, that you'll take care of dad. that was my mother's only dying request of me and i said i would, of course. >> to hear her tell it, maria mcclay's father robert was more than a good provider, he was larger than life. a successful and prolific artist, a jazz enenthusiast, a world traveler, who spent his 20s living in europe. she grew up in a home outside san francisco surrounded by his paintings. >> if there was one word you could use to describe him, what would it be? >> renaissance man. >> renaissance man. he did everything. >> he could do so many things, he's so talented. >> this is me as a child, and this turned out to be my first car. >> when did you realize that something was changing with your father? >> about five years ago. >> how would you like to eat it now? you hungry? ok.
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have a core rot, raisin and banana salad. >> i discovered at some point that he hadn't been opening his bank statements for more than a year. >> for more than a year. >> yeah, i just said dad, i'm taking over your finances. give me all the stuff. and then i spent about the next five months dealing with his bank, you know, getting power of attorney, making him stop driving, because he had his license taken away. >> really pretty. >> yeah. >> marina mcclay is one of the 40 million americans considered informal caregivers, the silent army of family members who provide care to a skyrocketing number of abling adults. according to a 2013aarp study, people like marina are at the forefront of a coming care gap. there are roughly seven adults capable of providing care for
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every person age 80 or older. by 2030, that will fall to four to one. >> three quarters of today's family caregivers are also holding down jobs. marina is no exception. in order to work, she had to enroll her father in adult day care. >> the cost for his adult day care and a part time professional caregiver is nearly $36,000 a year. luckily for her, her father had purchased long term care insurance. >> he actually bought this long term care insurance, and forget about it the very next day. >> even with the insurance, her life revolves around her father. she cleans and cooks for him, runs is errands and stays at home evenings and weekends to look after him. >> everyone wants a life and i just wonder to what extent your personal life is suffering from this. >> i really don't feel that i have any other choice. what would my other choice be, just to give up?
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>> has this made you change how you view your future? >> yes. >> how so? >> i don't want my daughter to ever have to go through this. if she sees me starting to decline, just let me go down to the dessert and dry up and, you know, not come visit. >> you can't be serious about that. you're suggesting that your daughter leave you alone and go ahead and continue to live her life? >> uh-huh. >> really? >> i don't want to burden her with having to take care of me. i wouldn't want her to be burdened with that. >> aljazeera. >> for more on this special series, aging america, tune in to america tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on aljazeera america. >> here's a look at stories we are following at the end of our second hour. ukraine work to go create a
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temporary government by the end of the week. an arrest warrant is being issued for viktor yanukovych who says he is still in charge. >> to veto or not vote tee faces arizona governor january brewer, deciding whether to sign a bill that allows business owners to deny service to gay people. >> a new study finds women who take tylenol during pregnancies are much more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. >> a crucial vote today in paris could determine the future of the central african republic. citizens there are not welcoming the help from offense. >> a bus driver shot twice in his chest. what was in his pocket to stop the bullets and renew his faith in god. >> some areas in the midwest will be 30 degrees below average. >> the aljazeera morning news continues in two minutes.
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>> uniting a country in cries, ukraine laying the foundation for a new nation as the countries former leader facing arrest. >> we're trying to solve our financial problems on the backs of our military. >> plans to down size to preworld war ii levels, what that means for america's ability to defend itself and its allies.
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>> a vote today could determine the future of the central african republic. some not welcoming assistance from france. >> every year, more than a million babies dye the day that they are born. many could have survived with basic medical care. aljazeera goes inside one nation with the worst infant mortality rates in the world. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. even though it is filled with people ago all is calm in kiev's independence square. acting president in place, and lawmakers are working together on putting together an interim government. the countries former president yanukovych is still on the run. a parliament member says they are working on an arrest
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warrant. it appears people are getting back to work and resuming their normal lives in kiev. is that the case? >> it is, del. the subways are running again, people are back at work. this actually, this dome use that, underneath is an grounder ground mall, the shops are open, the food court is open and people are getting back to work. the schools are reopened, the courts that were closed are open again, as well, people just trying to resume their normal day. the demonstrators remain, thousands of people. a lot of people are taking time out of their day to come here, lay flowers and remember those who have fallen behind here. this is a shrine to one of the men shot by a sniper here just last week. >> they are campaigns for the upcoming presidential elections and one famous name is already in the hat. can you tell us about it? >> many people know the name
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because he is a former heavyweight boxer. he retired late last year to pursue his political ambitions. he has thrown his hat to the ring and all eyes are on the election scheduled for may 25. we understand the governor of harkiv is planning on rung. he is from former president yanukovych's party of regents. we'll see with the presidential election season starting now, it's going to be a very quick season, since the election are coming up in a couple of months' time. >> the arrest warrant to be delivered today. do we know what the former president yanukovych will be charged with? >> mass killings of civilians, people like those who fell here.
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around this square are shrines like this. these people were killed by snipers. this isn't where the fighting was going on. that's a subway station behind me. people were just, it was a normal day, people going to work when shot down by snipers. he will be charged with those killings. we have breaking news, apparently andre cluyev, one of president yanukovych's inner circle has been wounded by gunfire. we don't know where or if he was with president yanukovych. he was named chief of staff just a couple of weeks ago, one of his inner circle, considered a link between pet yanukovych and vladimir putin. former president yanukovych has been on the run since saturday. he went to the east and was last seen in crimea where the trail runs cold. people want to see him brought to justice here, but the
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parliament this morning passing a resolution saying if he has fled the country, calling the international criminal court to extradite him to the hague. they would like to see him brought to justice for the people who died here. >> jennifer, thank you very much. >> after more than a decade at war, the military about to undergo a major change. defense secretary chuck hagel's new budget proposal down sizes the armed force. he wants troop levels to be less than before world war ii back in the 1940's. he is calling on changes to pay and benefits for army personnel including curbing housing allowances and cutting back on those pay raises. later in the hour, we'll talk to a retired brigadier general. >> arizona's governor facing pressure over a controversial bill allowing business owners to deny service based on sexual orientation. a lot of lawmakers including some from her own party want brewer to reconsider.
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>> in arizona, some are gearing up for a fight. a fight that they say targets gays and less beans across the state. >> it feels like it opens the door for discrimination in a huge, broad spectrum, the way the bill is written. i mean, i feel like we could be kicked out of a restaurant. >> some lawmakers say its preserving religious freedom. >> this is protecting religious freedom that recognized and supported the five order amendment. >> the bill could give business owners the right to refers service based on strong religious beliefs is one signature away from becoming law. last week, arizona's house and senate passed the republican-backed bill, sparking protests across the state. in washington, where senator john mccain took to twitter, calling for gop governor january brewer's veto. he's not the only republican
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voicing opposition. >> the bill and what i truly oppose is it gives people the power to exclude from commerce. if i that have power, i can exclude you from society itself. >> nine states proposed similar legislation to arizona's, 21 other states prohibit businesses from discriminating on sexual orientation. for bakers like theclines in oregon, it's about their strong faith and right to exercise it. he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. >> i believe in what the bible says and that's how i feel about it. >> the state investigated a discrimination claim and ultimately, the bakery shut down after the public backlash. back in arizona, large companies like american airlines andal pell urge the governor to veto the bill. that includes the nfl, the superbowl scheduled to be played next year near phoenix. the bill's detractors say it not only discriminates but is bad for business. >> we've had four companies call
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to tell us that we'll be dropped from their list as a potential investment location unless the governor vetoes the bill. >> the governor hasn't come down one way or another. she needs to make a decision before friday. >> i've got plenty of time. >> plenty of time, these voices say, to sway her decision. thomas drayton, aljazeera. >> the governor received that bill yesterday. she has five days to sign it, veto it or do nothing at all. should she fail to act, the measure becomes law. >> torn general eric holder offering advice, calling the law disdiscriminatory saying state attorneys general should apply the highest level of scrutiny before defending those bans and their decisions should never be political. six states attorneys general all democrats have refused to
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support those bans. >> transgender bathroom law decided students to decide wimp locker rooms they want to use and which activities they want to join. white right now those teams are male or female. there is not enough signatures to put it on the ballot. the california's state's attorney office said many signatures came from unregistered voters. >> ice jamming a river in pennsylvania, the water thawing just enough for the ice to flow downstream. the iceberg have blocked the water from flowing freely. a flood warning is issued, which could happen when that ice breaks free. when it does, it sounds like dynamite. >> the polar vortex is back. you can see the snow falling in washington, d.c. we have a look at a frigid forecast. >> we are certainly going to continue to see temperatures plummeting over the next 48 hours or so. and the polar vortex, yes, it's
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back, but really it hasn't really gone anywhere. it's just that we've seen the shift in the pattern allowing some of that much colder air, unusually cold air to lift southward. keep south, temperatures turning colder. we're going to see another front moving in later this week, so that just continues to reinforce that colder air that's going to really be in place throughout the rest of the week across the midwest, plains and northeast. this winter season has been for the record books, detroit, we are now in the eighth cold effort winter on record. we have not seen temperatures as cold in at least 30 years or more. of course, duluth, minute state, it's been below zero for 60 days this winter season. today, wind chill advisories in place in all these areas shaded in white, including minneapolis
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with wind chills as high as 35 below zero. chicago, you will want to do the same as temperatures stay in the teens and single digits for highs. this cold air stays in the northeast, hence the snow showers. more widespread snow is expected wednesday. >> antti american protestors taking to the streets in the philippines are upset about the u.s. military presence in their country. 300 demonstrators gathering in the capitol city of manila. there were clashes with police but no one was seriously injured. 500 soldiers provide anti terrorism training to filipino troops. president obama is scheduled to visit that region in april. >> several refugees from the central african republic are living at the airport. they say they have no place else to go.
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neighboring countries include be the south sudan are at war, as well. those calling it home say they are closer to foreign aid workers and there is some level of protection. in a few hours, france will decide if they will stay in the area. some say the french peace keeping troops on the ground aren't making much of a difference. >> it's tough for people to earn a living, whether you're selling wood, or bread, there are few customers. business goes on under the watchful eye which french and african union peacekeepers. this is pk district. hundreds of families are packed, ready to leaf and to protect themselves. many people here don't trust the french, because at first, they only disarm the fighters who are mostly muslim. some feel they were left at the mercy of christian fighters.
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trust is so garage jail, even the local red cross is sent away. some would accept the help of muslim its. >> we will accept al-qaeda, even the devil, you come to us, welcome. enjoy. enjoy. because you are with me now, what do you have? i have only 50 meters. it's better than being in prison. >> even with the french here, people are being killed. he's cautious about accepting help from anyone. >> if they come, they'll exterminate everybody and who will benefit? not the muslims or christians. we need the international community to protect us. >> antti christian fighters are getting organized. a spokesman said they want stability after liberating the country, but on their own terms. >> we know our strength. the peace keeper are force,
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there's no peace. >> in the city where thousands of christians and muslims live in fear, a patrolcan be a welcome sight. by the end of the week, these soldiers will be home in france. many more may follow. >> this is a relatively new operation. the french leading a patrol that includes police from the central african republic is to show cooperation and a presence on the street. >> being seen together may help, but many people want food, not more guns, regardless of who's carrying them. >> there seems little doubt french peacekeepers have saved lives, although their presence in the central african republic may not be too popular here or at home. >> france that 1600 peace keeping troops in that region. >> there is a new report finding
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1 million babies die each year the day they are born. more than half of those fatalities occur and are preventable with basic medical care. doctors in nigeria with the world's highest infant mortality rate are trying to turn those statistics around. >> preparing to bring into the world another child, she travels 15 kilometers every week to get to this clinic for care. she wants to avoid the experience last time when she lost her baby during her ninth month of pregnancy. >> they test me and tell me my baby is ok. my baby's ok, everything is ok. >> there is a lock of investment in primary health care by local
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facilities. >> you have 1,000 doctors in the city alone, and if you go to all the council, you may have two or three doctors. >> complications during pregnancy in childbirth resulted in death of both mothers and babies. >> specialized care is very scarce. even where it is available, there are challenges. >> every month, this center for children records an average of 100 complications. this shows how big of a problem child care is and the stress it puts on existing facilities. by the time many pregnant women arrive, it's often too late for
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the unborn children. >> but the government says a mid wife introduced has reduced infant and maternal death. >> we've been able to in fuse into the system 4,500 mid wives in 200 facilities nationwide. the intervention ensures we provide attendance at the point of delivery. >> the scheme is meant to run for two years before local authorities take over, but with corruption and a shortage of facilities in rural areas, few pregnant mothers can hope for any change anytime soon. aljazeera, nigeria. >> the study found nearly 3 million babies die in their first month of life, 6.6 million children die before they turn the age of five. >> a gang initiation nearly takes a bus driver's life.
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>> heard one suspect say that it was time to kale polar bear to get into a club. >> what the driver had in his chest packet that stopped two bullets and why some are calling it a case of divine intervention. >> there is a warning for pregnant women, the behavior disorder that may be linked to a popular over-the-counter pain killer. >> one minute, smiling, the next lining up the lawyers filing lawsuits. ♪
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>> secretary hagel said that could put the country at risk.
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he is also the director of a defense and intelligence program at harvard. he is at cambridge, massachusetts this morning. let's look at defense department by the numbers. the u.s. has the most dominant military power, spending at $700 billion. that tops the next highest defense budgets combined including russia, china and the u.k. we see japan, france, saudi arabia, germany, italy and brazil, all combined. what do these cuts really mean as far as the international community at large? >> well, i think you first have to step back and see these cuts in the context of the last 25 years since the end of the cold war. the military has been shrinking since the end of the cold war, and 2001 just before 9/11, we had about 485,000 active duty
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army personnel. then we ballooned during the two wars and now headed back to 490, so essentially the same number we had back then, but we need to remember that when bush and his administration came in in 2000, their goal was to cut the military and reduce the size of the army. now we're back to that same base line again at 490 and looking to cut the military and reduce the size of the army, so if you discard the last decade and a half of war, we are on the same glide path that we've been on during since the end of the cold war. >> general, cutting and digging into these numbers, it seems there are two arguments, one is how many soldiers do we really need and the other how advanced is our military. i go back to the first gulf war flying stealth fighters over baghdad and the action keys were
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shooting at planes that already landed back at their home bases. now we have drones, unmanned aircraft battle ships, so are we really looking at a smaller military or a changing military? >> well, i think it's both, but that's the big question, you know, those of us who have been in the military for our careers or who make a career out of studying the military are always asking that question. if we shrink the size of the military, let's look at the army, because it's the big 500-pound gorilla. if you shrink the size of the army to 480,000 or 450,000 troops, you're going to reduce structure. you're going to get rid of certain divisions. does that make you have to fight differently? that's the big question. at the moment, we're not really changing how we fight. yes, we have new technologies added in and we're using different methods, but we're not
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really changing the nature of warfare yet. we might be if we start getting down to 400,000 in the active army and commensurate cuts in the a year services. >> can we make this argument without knowing what the boys at aberdeen proving grounds are working on? >> people who know those things know those things. we can ever the debate in public here about this based on what we see in the unclassified world. i think that you make a good point that the united states military has a huge advantage over almost every other military out there in the world, even combined militaries against us, so we have some room to wiggle in here and we have some room to reduce. we have to remember that underlying the strength of the nation, the security of the nation, which of course is protected by the military, the underlying security and strength is our economic stability, and
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that is the thing that we are trying to protect by reducing cost. >> on that note, one of the things that the u.s. military does is it protects an awful lot of our allies and secures their borders, as well. with our economy fragile and the world's economy start to go grow, should we not put more burden on the allies overseas? >> yes, we should. i think you're seeing now in the policies, the overseas, the foreign policy of the obama administration, you're seeing an attempt to basically do that, to encourage regional partners, regional coalitions to come in and take up some of the mantel that the united states has been shouldering since the end of the cold air. >> kevin ryan is the director of the defense intelligence project, thanks for being with us this morning. >> we are following on the
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business front breaking news coming out of j.p. morgan choice, the biggest u.s. bank is culting more jobs. chase announcing 8,000 layoffs, 6,000 will be in the mortgage division as rising prices and interest rates slow demand for home loans. the company announced it was cutting 15,000 jobs in that same department, the other 2,000 jobs will be in the bank branches. macy's says the harsh winter weather is taking its toll on january sales, because a lot of stores were forced to close, macy's posting earnings ahead of wall street projections. >> home depot reporting mixed results for the last three months of the year, posting earnings of $1 billion, beating wall street estimates. they say the winter weather did hurt sales. the company's raising its dividend 8 cents to 47 cents a share, warning profits will be
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below analyst expectations. >> wall street, dow futures noun 19 points at this hour, starting the day at 16,207, the s&p just shy of a no record at 1847 and the nasdaq at 4292. >> overseas, asian markets lower, but the nikkei rose 1.5%. >> a seattle based tech company turning a complicated government data into user friendly and searchable data. business there is booming, the company says it's tripled it's size. >> it feels like home. >> the company is built on public data, business licenses and permits, a available to anybody if you want to go to the courthouse or city clerk's office and look it all up. city, county, state and federal agencies collect and store billions of pieces of data, it's
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public property but not easily accessible. somebody like matt can find it, sort through it and put it on the internet. >> it took the better part of a year to organize the data. public data was actually one of the things that really helped us jump start that pros. >> gathering and organizing that information makes it easier for people planning a home remodel or looking to hire a painter or plumber, letting them see what similar work people ever done, who they hired and more. professional contractors can pay a monthly fee to connect with potential clients. information from private sources has been mixed in, too and the concept was good enough to raise more than $6 million in early funding. >> i really believe it drives so much innovation. i think that clearly we're living in a world of transparency and increasing transparency. >> another example is this app developed by local college students that uses g.p.s. and
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bus transponder date to to tell riders when the next bus is coming. the agency saw the benefit and puts more information out on their website, so web developers can create new tools to help customers. >> once we started understanding that, the data that we have has a great deal of value to outside developers, it wasn't a very hard transition to say yeah, let's figure out ways to get it out. >> taxpayers have already paid for this data. they should ever access to it. >> with access getting easier, more are making money, finding ways to make that information valuable to consumers. >> we've only touched the tip of the iceberg in the term of number of data sets that are available. there are a lot more businesses out there to be built as the data is opened up. >> great news at places like this. >> by the end of this year, he expect to be 180 people, so twice more and twice the size we are now. >> where business is good, and
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growing. >> some privacy advocates fear data could be used by criminals to target victims. >> are you ready for some baseball? spring training underway in major league baseball, but the players have some flew rules to adopt to. ross chicago joins us now. >> major league baseball taking steps to protect players, especially the catchers. the league announced a new rule banning home plate collisions. if a runner leaves the base path and slams to the catcher, the catcher is out. if the crash blocks home plate before catching the ball, the player is safe. it's all about player safety. the league will use this as a one year experiment. some players like the new rule, others don't care for it, because blocking home plate has been a staple in baseball. i got to speak with san francisco giant to get his take on the new rule. >> i'm all for it. i think anytime we can protect these young kids, you know,
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we're better because of it. a catcher's not protected to take a guy coming at pull speed 220 pounds or so and taking a blow, a force like they're getting hit with, so it's time, i think to start protecting these guys and they're getting bigger, faster, stronger, so i'm all for it. >> a lot of times in spring training, you'll have an exhibition game between a major league team and college team. that's going to be the case today when the new york yankee take on florida state. you're heisman trophy quarterback is also a pitcher for the seminoles and grew up a yasser arafat fan. >> i think i'm going to be a little star struck. i'm probably more similar to a football player than baseball
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player, baseball player, that's so unique. >> an nba star called it the ugliest game winner he's ever shot. the new york knicks, caramel low anthony, the three-ball tied the game, as he wracked up 44 points. with time running out, dirk nowitzki for the victory. oh, yeah, dirk is uber good. he called it the ugliest ball he ever shot. more bad news for the knicks after the game, knicks guard arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. police say he possessed a gun that went registered. he will be in court later today. >> on this date 50 years ago, cassius clay shocked the world beating sonny liston. he would later change his name to muhammed ali and the rest is
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history. ali is 72 years old. i got to chance to speak to his doctor to get his thoughts on the correlation between boxing and parkinson's. >> there is a fighter induced parkinson's that i think joe lewis had it. it's a very rapid disorder. people start not to think, they don't comprehend in a very short period of time, they die three or four years. muhammed's had the condition for 25 years. i've looked at his scans. i can't tell you that it didn't have anything to do with it, but i think he would have gotten parkinson's, you know, whether he boxed or not. did parkinson's aggravate it, did the boxing aggravate it? i don't know. >> now the center in phoenix along with celebrity fight night
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raised $86 million to find a cure for those with the disease. at 72, muhammed ali is sharp as ever. >> oh sonny liston died at age of 38 in 1970. >> young guy. >> he's the greatest. >> banning the sale of tobacco products at campus, phasing out sales of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e cigarettes. university officials say the move built on stanford's moch banning policy. students and faculty can smoke outside as long as they are at least 30 feet away from any building. >> a new warning about tylenol, pregnant women being told to stay away from over-the-counter pain killers, the behavioral disorder it can lead to in children. >> the gene that could be the key to developing breast and ovarian cancer. new advice doctors are giving on
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the gene that may be a bitter pill for a lot of women to swallow.
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>> this is the real deal man... >> welcome back to aljazeera america. just ahead, the new warning for pregnant women concerning a popular over-the-counter pain killer. first let's check in with ebony for your forecast. >> we are tracking the snow across the northeast that's moved in around our nation's capitol and baltimore. we were dealing with the threat of tornadoes in this area just a few days ago and temperatures were in the 60's so the cold air has arrived. not so much yet across the south, dealing with showers and storms that will develop along the gulf coast. temperatures will tumble here overnight. we are expecting rain in the southwest later this week. >> a warning for pregnant women taking tylenol they say during
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your pregnancy may affect your child's behavior later in life. a lot of women concerned about this. >> for years doctors ever said acetaminophen found in tylenol and exsedin has been safe for pregnant women to take. now a new study finds those women maybe exposion their unborn babies to health risks. >> pregnant and in pain, many women turn to tylenol for relief. during a time when options limited, the active ingredient in tylenol and exsedin is acetaminophen, long considered a safe choice until this new study surfaced. ucla researchers say the results show the drug maybe exposing unborn babies to an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or adhd when they get older. >> as the dose or the amount of expose tour seat mitt men pregnant increased, the risks
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also increase. >> for six years, researchers in denmark studied 65,000 children and their mothers, more than half said they took acetaminophen while pregnant. the results showed when the mothers had taken the pain killer, their kids were 40% more likely to be diagnosed with adhd by the time they were seven years old. in the u.s., 6.4 million children are diagnosed with the behavior disorder that causes kids to be hyperactive and ever trouble focusing. >> it affects thyroid function in the fetus. we know the function and levels of hormones in the fetus are important in development of the brain. >> some doctors disagree, pointing out the research does not prove cause and effect. the problem maybe why the women were taking the pain killer to begin with. >> if they were having some kind of medical condition that led them to take the drug, it may be that that is what is leading to the increased risk for attention deficit disorder.
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>> results showed if the mother took acetaminophen in her second trimester, the risk increased even more in children to 60%. the risk was smallest in the first trimester, less than 10%. the lead researcher said the study proves acetaminophen should no longer be considered a safe drug for use in pregnancy. >> thank you very much. >> dr. rebecca stark is the chair of regional obstetrics and gynecology at the cleveland clinic and joins us. tylenol, the most common pain killer so women wonder what should i do. >> first of all, i first of all would not draw definite conclusions with regard to relationship between acetaminophen use and adhd. we do feel it is very safe and has been felt to be safe throughout pregnancy. this study actually has a lot of questions around it, with rewards to a definite cause-effect relationship, which
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i don't feel that there is proof of that, so i certainly would not panic anded tell my patients not to panic. however only using the medication when necessary is advisable. >> the chances of a child developing adhd severe enough to require medication increases with the amount of acetaminophen taken by trimester, the first the risk is 9%, risk jumping 28% if only taken in the third trimester and doubles if taken in the first and second trimester. shouldn't women just not use acetaminophen? >> the things about the study that i would question are first of all, in some of their study population of the children, there was not a definitive diagnosis. it was actually based on the mother's recall and those of us who have young children and especially boys, wimp the study also indicated that boys had a higher risk, many of my patients
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and myself might indicate that my children had some hyperactive functioning, so the question is was this truly adhd, a diagnosis that was developed or made by one of the children's pediatricians. it's based on the mother's discussion of her child, not necessarily a true diagnosis. that's one question i have. the other question with the study that is raised is it doesn't discuss exactly how much the mother's ingested, it was whether or not it was in the first, second or third trimester and they looked at the weeks it was taken. it did not discuss the amounts in general that she had taken or a specific amount that she had taken, so it still raises that question. in addition, there were many co founding variables with the mothers they didn't take into account, was the mother ingesting other medications, did the mother herself have medical or any mental disorders, did the mother have any alcohol use during the pregnancy, smoking
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use, those things were not actually discussed. >> i get it that you believe that the study may not be as sound as it should be, but with that as a backdrop, obgyn's tell women don't drink wine, smoke cigarettes, cut back on anything you believe may affect the unbosch fetus, so why not err on the side of caution with this study? >> i absolutely agree, we should tell our patients any medication that's ingested, while we think it may be safe, at some point, it might cause potentially some harm. we might find out later. obviously what the healthiest environment for your unborn child, however, i would say that a high fever in pregnancy can be harmful, so there are situations like that where we would actually recommend a patient take something to reduce that fever. and in small amounts and short
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sporadic doses, i think that the benefitsout weigh that questionable risk that's been raised by this study. i'm not saying we should completely additional reward it. we need more studies, need to take a careful look at it, perhaps do a randomized controlled study where we can absolutely layout the risks for our patients. i don't like to raise panic none necessarily, but do agree that in moderation and judicious use, i still feel the data does not clearly steer me away from the use in this situation. >> dr. rebecca starks, thank you for being with us. >> women with the gene that live in fear of developing cancer, a new study derails their plans for children. the study in the clinical oncology study said women with the mutation can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer if they remove their ovaries and tubes by the
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age of 35. if removed, the study says, the risk decreases by 80%. doctors also found that the procedure lowers their risk of breast cancer. the down side is losing the ability to conceive and immediately starting menopause. doctors say it changes how patients are counseled. women with the mutation can wait until their 40s to have their ovaries removed since their risk for cancer isn't at strong. >> that's going to do it for this edition of aljazeera news. thanks for joining us. i'm del walters in new york. we leave you with these pictures of washington in the snow. it is snowing once again in the nation's capitol.
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