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>> a budge of them. good to see you. the show may be over, the conversation continues on or an facebook or google plus, and twitter at avconsiderthis. see you next time. pos pos hi everyone, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. >> no gaol time for a man convicted of raping his wife. why was he spared prison - the victim and prosecutor join us live. personal foul - former n.f.l. players accusing the league of pushing pain-killers on them to make money and get mem back on the field. >> in bim low. he served in the vate nam -- vietnam war, worked for the u.s.
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government to find he's not a citizen. >> and 20 years after crossing the twin tyres on a tight wire, i talk to fill each. >> from the moment i dreamed of doing it, and setting foot between them. 6.5 years of dreaming and crazy work we cover many stories about the criminal justice system and focus on fairness and whether justice is served. you may ask that question after hearing about a case from indiana. the tales are disturbing. david was convicted of drugging his wife. her name is mannedy. the state ask for 40 years in prison. the judge sentenced stunned everyone. he gave the defendant no gaol time. instead 8 years of house arrest.
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>> mandy is with us tonight, with deputy prosecutor courtney curtis. welcome to both of you. let me start with you mandy. what was your reaction to the judge's decision? >> i was appalled. at the beginning, before he gave the sentence to mr wis, he told me to forgive my attacker. and when i heart that i just - i couldn't believe what i was hearing. and then he proceeded to tell my attacker that he would be going home that day. i was just dumbfounded. >> explain to me more than this. he simply said you need to forgive your attacker. >> he told me he thought i should forgive him. it would help me. with what, i'm not sure. being able to forgive somebody who repeatedly raped me for many years, over and over.
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>> i want people to understand the seriousness of this crime. for three years he drugged you and rapededly raped you in your home. >> correct. >> have you ever seen a case hike this. i mean, have you prosecuted a case like this? >> no, i have prosecuted many a rape case. this one a very unusual. we know that rape happens between married couple. obviously it's not reported as much as other creams. rape is a crime that is not reported as much as property creams. something like this though is particularly egregious and makes it very unusual, the audacity of the this defendant is something that we don't normally see. >> courtney, you are here to say what about the judge's decision? >> the thing about the judge's decision is i have worked with him before. he's not a bad man. he wants to see good in people.
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and because of that, he wants to give people a chance to rehabilitate themselves. in this circumstance, what i was asking for was time behind bars, and the reason for that is sometimes people are the worst of their actions, and steams what they show us is who they truly are. for three years he drugged his wife and a person who would do that to someone they promised to love and cherish is not a person we felt should walk the streets or serve a sentence at home. >> for the record the judge told "the los angeles times" that he is not allowed to comment because david wis appealed his conviction. what sentence do you believe he could get. i think that he should spend as many years as he can possibly get. i'm going to spend the rest of my life with this continually popping into my head and looking
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over my shoulder wondering if he's there watching for him. i think he should do the same. >> why did you come forward. >> i want to be a support system for other women who don't have the support that i did, or the courage to do it. and i'm coming forward because i want - i want things to be different. i don't want a rapist to have the opportunity to get home detention before being convicted. i want them to serve a mandatory prison sentence. >> you said the judge wants to see the good in people. you would like to seem him behind bars for 40 years. >> that's right. obviously any time behind prison would have been a success for us or to us. the conviction was a success to us. my office, and i personally feel
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that rapists belong in prison. this is a serious crime affecting mandy borgman. >> a miscarriage of justice? >> absolutely. >> mandy, how have you been coping with this? how about you and your chin? >> day by day. when we got that conviction, we thought it was over. almost celebrated, thinking we could live our normal life, that the fear would be gone. two weeks later when this was read, we realised not. >> is there a pattern with the judge, is there lighter sentences for other rape cases? >> i wouldn't say this is a pattern. we want to focus on victims being able to feel they can come forward, don't be deterred by the sentence. >> but won't they be. >> i hope not. >> when a judge renders a
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sentence, you tell me, what message does that spend send to victims and survivors of these crimes. >> it stened a bad ms edge to them - you can come forward and work for three years for a conviction, and the prosecutor's office can do what they do to get that conviction, get the conviction, and then have it all wiped away in the end. >> what is the rehabilitation in your community? >> it's been overwhelming - pretty much discussed. nobody can believe that a convicted rapist is sitting at home. >> it's good to have you on the programme. thank you for talking to us tonight and telling your story. we appreciate it. tonight a major development on the use of drones to kill americans abroad. the white house said it will release a top-secret memo describing the legal justification for targetting u.s. citizens suspected of
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terrorism. four americans have been killed by drone strikes. the list includes anwar alaki, leader of al qaeda in yemen and his 16-year-old son. the recalls come at general motors, announcing several today affecting 2.5 million vehicles. the government is hinting more recalls may be on the way. lisa stark is in washington. general motors recalled more than 50 million vehicles since the year began for 27 different safety problems. that's a record number in a short time for the automaker. the latest recalls involve four different problems, blamed for 18 accidents, no fatalities. one involves passenger side airbags, founded more than 1.3 million vehicles and cross-overs sold under the boou uk, chevy and g.m. c brand. it's a gear-shift problem and
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malibus and pontiac g 6s, and two recalls, 1400 cadillac escall aids, 224 whol sold. the passenger side airbags may fail. if you own a vehicle, do not put anyone in that passenger seat until you get the vehicle fixed. 58 chevies, silverados, and g.m. c sierras have a block that can loosen. general motors aggress if action comes after the automaker was pillariesed, and recalling the chevy koeb all thes with the ignash switch blamed for 13 deaths and the automaker fined 35 million by the government last week for the delay in
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ordering that recall. clarence dit low is with the center for auto safety and said general motors is running scared and doing what it should have done before, recalling its backlog of defective vehicles, and this is not the end of it. general motors tells us there'll be two additional recalls announced this week. clarence dit low believes there'll be more to come in the months ahead. lisa stark reporting. >> pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage has been overturned by federal judge. couples raced to get licences and get married. the judge said the state must recognise mamps from out of state -- marriages from out of state. it's the 19th state to legal ice same-sex unions. we are keeping a close eye on u.s. primary results. voters in six states headed to the polls in one of the biggest days sense the 2014
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election cycle. mike viqueira joins us from the white house with more. >> let's go flow some of the biggest races on a big day in american politics kentucky was the match up. mitch mcconnell beat back a challenge from his right, businessman matt bevin, with 60% of the vote. he'll case connecticut secretary of state alison lundergan grimes a democrat in a tight and expensive race in the fall. in georgia, it's bad news for tea party conservatives in the go senate. at this hour the two most conservative, five republican candidates are praling badly, david perdue, and jack kingston are leading. karen handell is in the mix. for a right to face democrat
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michelle nunn. in pennsylvania new coming tom wolf beat allyson schwartz, a sitting member of the house of representatives, to take on tom corbett in november. in arkansas, mark prior won the primary as the conservative representative, tom cotton, they'll go head to head in a race that could determine who owns the senate. tea party-backed republicans are expected to fall short in races for the senate and congress. have you to say it's been a tough day for tea party candidates and is shaping up to get worse before it's over. >> mike viqueira at the white house. thank you. >> although it's only the primaries, a lot of money has been spent on campaigns. david shuster is with us in new york with more on that. >> according to the latest data on the financing of federal elections, spending by groups
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not required to disclose don years is going though the roof. the groups have become an increasingly attractive place for individuals and corporations to influence elections. all you have to do is look at spending history. in the 2006 midterms, according to the center of politics, the groups spent 9.2. the groups rose to 131 million. in the 2012 presidential election the total nearly trippled to $31 is million, despite 2014 being a midterm election, spending by non-disclosing groups is 3-times higher than at the same time of the presidential cycle of 2012, meaning more money, ads and less information for the public.
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the united states supreme court whilst loosening campaign restrictions has been unanimous in supporting full dislormg, but it's up to congress to pass the laws. we are seeing record amounts of money pouring in earlier, and more intensely than ever. >> shudavid shuster. thank you. in the pacific north-west a fight over undocumented workers. a battle with local officials and federal government. allen schauffler has more on that from seattle. >> good evening. it didn't take long after the federal judge's ruling that people's constitutional rights were being violated and counties could be responsibility if they uphold the ice requests. >> reporter: after a domestic dispute. dan yal landed in this gaol.
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he and his wife say he was behind bars longer than he should have been because ice, immigration and customs enforcement asked that he be held. he could have been out in a day or a couple of hours, but immigration put a hold on him and his situation changed. ice wanted to decide if he was an undocumented immigrant. he says he is here illegally, he's one of more than 17,000 holds or detainers the agency issues, a number dropped since late 2011. a judge in portland ruled if people are breaking the laws, the holds violate the 4th amendment covering illegal search and seizure. >> the judge said if the country holds people in gaol as a result of the ice holds, that they violate the constitution in doing so. and that they are on the hook for damages. >> the case that started it all
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in oregon was filed and could cost the country a lot of money, sparking action with changes spreading to all counties. >> we are not currently in a state of oregon honouring ice detainers. >> it's simply says the president. >> we don't want to violetate people's rights, so we have taken action to not do that. >> an ice spokesman told us the agency will ask for the holds in certain cases, especially those involving serious creams. meanwhile here in washington, and colorado, many counties are following oregon's lead. >> if oregon is doing, colorado is doing it, washington state is doing it. it's likely that that trend will continue. >> daniel faces deportation proceedings, and his wife is
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skeptical about promises that minor offenders will not be targeted. >> now the community is afraid to ask police for hep because we are afraid to. they are going to take it to immigration. >> in this house the trend to the west to put a stop to detention is seen as positive. we don't have a final determination about how much the original case could cost, a final determination on the damages will be made at a later date. >> allen schauffler, thanks. >> the united nations released a warning on synthetic drugs. they are flooding the markets faster than governments can ban them. kath turper has details. >> reporter: this street is known for smoke shots, selling cigarettes, glass pipes and rolling papers s we sent in two al jazeera producers to see if they find something unlikely on
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display. . >> k2, spice, molly, bath salts, sting u lanes and hall usino gepition. they are popular with the party crowd, but not easy to find. . >> two weeks ago the drug enforcement administration launched raids across 28 states in the u.s. agents arrested 150 people and seized 20 million in cash and assets linked to the synthetic drugs market. the agency is up against an unfamiliar enemy. >> this is a challenge we have not seen historically when it comes to oversees production of the designer sin thet k drugs. it's ever changing. >> in the last five years up to 300 new synthetic drugs emerged - mainly in china.
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ingredients are legal and unregulated, once made they are bought and delivered via the internet. a report by the united nations shows huge increases in drugs around the world. new supply roots emerged, feeding into asia. >> the u.n. report highlights is growing problem, the growing use of chemical cocktails adding to amphetamine tablets. if someone has a batted rehabilitation, medical staff don't know what they are dealing with, and can't treat the patients. >> the d.e.a. says taking the synthetic drugs is like plays russian roulette. no shortage of drug users are willing to take the risk. >> more extreme weather to talk about. april ties 2010 as the warmest ever on record for the month. around the world temperatures
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averaged 59 degrees. kevin corriveau is here with more. >> reporter: we are looking at, like you said, the warmest april. here in the united states things felt a little like average. you see this here, those are average temperatures, look at the rest of the world for april. when you see the light reds to the dark reds, they are slightly above average to record temperatures above average. siberia, parts of africa, south america all affected by this. let's break it down. as you said - 2010 it was a tie as the warmest april ever. april 2010 is one of the top 10 warmest ever months recorded and globally so far from jan all the way - asking me from january to april. we are looking at the sixth warmest year in just these months. we are on an incredible trend. we had numbers out concerning global disaster cost.
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i want to take you to the picture this year. from january to april we are looking at the cost of the south-west drought reaching $4 billion. so the only thing that topped this was the drought across brazil, reaching $4.3 billion. as you see the drone across the south-west - we are talking about severe and extreme drought, affecting many states, going on and we go not expect - we are in the dry months, we don't expect this to change soon. >> as you saw, the red is in california, reeling from record drought and led to a first for that state. city officials in santa cuds are rationing water worried it may run out. we have this report. >> reporter: blue skies in santa cruz, a welcome site for beach goers, but a trigger for a stage three water emergency for the city.
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>> people have to operate under rationing. >> santa crews is the first city to order water routing. if customers use more than 75 gallons a month they'll be fined. nick patrols for offenders. >> what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for irrigation going over to the streets. a lot of time i look at staping. >> the average water bill is $40 a month, using 10% more water, carrying a fine of $25. the next increment costs $50. it goes up from there. >> michelle cut back on her water usage. >> this was all grass. we changed it to hart skate. >> she expects her family will stay within the limit. >> i'm ai just. i won't have the house water pressure. all my plants are suck u lants in the pots. i don't have garden right now.
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>> santa crews is a vulnerable city to drought. it relies on rain fall for its water. this require, two creeks and a reservoir are the only ourses of water for 93,000 people. >> so most residents conserve without being told. >> cutting back on showers i can do. >> we have a low rate per capita this the whole state. >> the water department offers water school, like traffic school, to get out of paying a fine phone a first offense. attendees learn to conserve. >> this is recycled water. >> it is. there's a well. we have the sound of water. it's recycled. >> michelle needs no further instruction. >> i feel that i have a
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responsibledy to save water and the yard looks amazing with the drought resist and plants. >> if res denned can't secure enough, businesses are next on the list for rationing. coming up, playing through pain. retired football players sue the n.f.l. claiming teams got them addicted to drugs. plus, the patriot. served in the army, worked for the government and found out he is not a u.s. citizen.
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in nigeria boko haram is suspected of an attack that left scores dead. at least 118 were killed when
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two bombs exploded at a popular market in jhost. it's a region where the christian south meets the muslim north. we have a report from abuja. >> reporter: the blast happened at the busy intersection near the main markets in jovt, and close to the town's main railway and bust terminal one of bombs was in a miniban, the other a truck. when it exploded a huge part of the bus was exploded. police carried what was beyond recognition and ferrying them away in pick-up trucks. it's not the first time they happened. boko haram enjoyed two years of peace. boko haram car i had out a -- carried out a campaign much bombings in jost. prato state is where the mainly
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muslim north meets the largely christian south, and sectarian violence and conflict between muslims and christians have been commonplace in the part. there has been conflicts between indigenous farming communities and nomads from the north. tension is said to be high. police and armed forces are out on the streets to try to stop any reprisal attacks taking place after these bombings. >> the pept says there's no -- pentagon says there's no evidence that russian troops pulled back from the border of ukraine. tens of thousand have been in the region stoking forwards of invasion. vladimir putin promised soldiers would be withdrawn. ukraine is getting ready for a presidential election on sunday. >> coming up, controversial add
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campaign, why hitler's picture is blasted over buses in washington d.c. walking on a wire. felipe talks about his iconic and illegal highwire trip between the twin towers, 40 years ago. 40 years ago.
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this is al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler. more to come in this half hour. the controversial campaign against islam, in a public way. an american hero - but not a citizens and found out decades after living and working in the u.s. plus, man on a wire. high wire art. >> felipe pet eat talks about his book and illegal walk between the twin towers. first, a high profile lawsuits, former football players taking on the n.f.l. over allegations of drug abuse.
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jonathan betz is outside the headquarters in midtown manhattan with more. >> this is a game-changing move. former players accused the n.f.l. of putting profits before pain, saying team doctors deliberately hid injuries from the players, handing out candy to keep them playing. >> it's an unprecedented lawsuit. eight retirement pro football players suing the n.f.l. in a frourt. 500 other joined them. the n.f.l. drugged them so they could keep playing in spite of injuries. >> the drugs were bought in bulk and handed out like halloween candy. >> they desclosed the drugs illegally. some players say team doctors never told them they had broken bones. in many cases the practice led
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to harmful long-term consequences, including adduction, financial loss, mental anguish and serious complications. this hall of famer, richard dent, is part of the group. >> hopefully it will medically help you in certain ways. when you look at it long term, it's about getting you back to work and getting you to win and play games. >> the lawsuit seeks unspecified dams, a year after the league agreed to pay $765 million to settle blames by ex players overhead injuries. >> now, executives at the corporate hours have not commented, saying they need more time. hundreds of former players signed on. blaming the n.f.l. for putting their health at risk. >> jonathan betz in manhattan.
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joining me live from memphis is reggie jones, a retired player flying for the new orleans saints. welcome. >> hi, thanks. >> what do you think. lawsuit? >> it's interesting. it stirs up emotions. i'm a former player convinced that the doctors' communication with me is relevant in my career coming to an end. i suffered two knee injuries, i played hurt for a period of time, and i think the damage became extensive as a result of the advice i was given. >> you talk about a shoulder injury where you took pain-numbing shots. tell us about that? >> absolutely. that is a fact. i got insured in san francisco. againls the 49ers. i was a starting quart are back. you are advised, encouraged as a
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starter that you are needed. your talent and production is needed. of course, you felt the pressure to play. in this particular zhans, along with three others, we were at the stadium four to five hours prior to kick off to take the pain numbing shot, and in this case with my shoulder injury there was a second-degree separation after the shot, after the immediate kags was set in, my shoulder was wrapped with a pad and a bandage and shoulder pads were put on. i had limited range of motion. >> what did the doctors say? >> this was standard practice. i don't recall and the drug was in terms of what was shot. it was common knowledge for players on any given sunday that there were a couple of players to take the shot. when i played, i don't know what the standard practices are, but it was common, two or three players shot up to play an
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sunday. >> souped like the for example -- sounds like the for example in north dallas 40s in the movies. you suggest that it's still going on and going strong. >> well no, i don't know what the current practices are. you would have to speak with some of the current players, i wouldn't be surprised with what was going on. when i played it was common, routine. every sunday someone was getting shot up. >> what was the pressure on you to play through the pain? >> when i played. the nfl stood not for long. if you don't produce, you won't be in the business long. secondly you can't make the team in the hot tub. and with regards to n.f.l. if you are a player that can't play hurt, you will not last. it's interesting. most guys played hurt. if i remember a particular name of a player, i think it was john
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abraham, who played with - he suffered an injury and would not play. it was a public issue. he didn't play. his career survived. he went on to the falcons for an extended number of years. it was a wise decision in his case. in my case it cost mill job, 8-so. >> i'm trying to figure out why a doctor - you say play hurt. why a doctor would let you play hurt. >> let me say this. >> it's common. i am sure two will study on it. if you poll the players and ask how much, i imagine it was high. i imagine the numbers were 80%. and i'll say this further, and you can decide from what you want. when i suffered my injury, i refused to let the team doctor do my knee surgery.
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i was that angry about how i was counselled that i would not let the team during cut on me. there are good people out there. in my book, in the acknowledgements, i acknowledge the team doctor, burkefield and tessendorfe for the browns. they were fenn om nam. there's a drainer, one of the -- trainer, a compassionate man, touches with care each player that he checks. this is ron metland for the baltimore ravens. there are good ones. i would be courtious to know of the stats in terms of players that don't trust the doctors. >> it's an important issue. regie jones, thanks for scamming on the show. we are keeping our eyes on top stories, richelle carey is here with the briefing. >> voting. today was the biggest day of primary elections so far this year. voters in six states cast
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ballots for. in kentucky mitch mcconnell defeated a tea party change. in the fall he faces alison lundergan grimes. general motors announced a rule of 2.5 million. they have recalled vehicles for 27 different problems. >> a trl judge threw out a ban on gay marriage. it's time to show the laws into the ash happy of history. couples recessed to get married in the north-east of the states. yesterday a federal judge made orknep the 18 sth state to allow gay marriage. 45% of minister live in states with same-sex unions are legal. now to a campaign in our capital. a series of ads on buses.
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featuring a 194 is photo of the adolf hitler alongside a palestine leader, calling to an ent end of u.s. aid to islamic companies. >> 20 of washington buses carry this sign through the streets - the message that the mus lij koran prescribes hatred of june together with adolf hitler meeting an outspoken jewish rabbi. >> islam is a danger to microsays the add founder. >> there's a call for genocide of mus leems. it's a - it's in the koran. >> it aims at ends us aid. it was provoked by this. a pro-palestinian group posted
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it on the city's doeses. gealear and herral lies distort islam and agitate. the hate atmosphere leads to vandalisms of mosquing and discrimination against american mus lils and harms our society. hate is corrosive. that is what pamela gealea is promoting. >> the ads enjoy application under the u.s. constitution's freedom of speech. >> washington tried to turp down a set by gealear's group. a federal court ruled as public property they could not be tulent to political censorship. free copies of the koran for anyone to examine the message or
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themselves was the response. a map that served his country and in the government learnt he is not a citizen and could face criminal charges. >> reporter: good evening. it's an extraordinary situation. 50 years in the making. according to hernandez' immigration attorney it's a classic example of a broken system of rules wrapped in a burio gratic -- bureaucratic maize. >> hernandez came to the us in 1965 with his parents when they fled cuba. he lived a normal american life, got a social security card, served three years in the army voted in elections and worked for the justice department as a prison supervisor. only recently did he discover that he's not really a u.s.
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citizen. >> i was desheartened. >> after mario and his wife retired, they wanted to take a cruise to celebrate. then he asked for a passport. i didn't have one, went online to see what was required. one asked to a birth certificate or a certificate of naturalization. hernandez realised he had nirth. in march immigration authorities denied his request for citizenship. he's lost the right to vote, cannot legally leave the county and could face charges of citizenship. immigration attorney is representing him pro bono stating that since he served in the army during a time of hostility, vietnam, he should be
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nationalized and watched over the oklahoma city bombers. >> he supervised them, saved the staff and inmates from a burping bus. >> those are national security contributions and should be recognised by immigration services as a path to citizenship. immigration can't comment but the only pies of paper hernandez has is a parole paper, allowing them to become american citizens after five years, if they filed the paperwork. hernandez nor his parents ever did that. >> i suffer every day. my family suffers, my wife, and children. >> i am fearful that my husband will be arrested. it scares me to death. >> what will you do? >> get with my attorney and find
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them and move on. >> when i came here, it was with nothing. and this country gave us a great opportunity. >> reporter: after we wrapped the interview today, mario and bern eata got this their vehicle, drove 150 meals to jacksonville florida. why, they have a handwriting with the immigration services. according to their attorney, there are two things that can occur. number one, he could receive his ability to be a natural american citizen after 50 years. the other thing, he could be arrested, taken into custody and detained as early as form and questioned for not being a citizen for 50 years and voting upped fraudulent terms. >> interesting story. it's been 40 years since
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highwire hartist phillippe soared 1300 feet above the side walks of new york city, walking across the world trade center with nothing to catch his fall. he wrote a back about his life then and now. he talks about breaking the rules and his pursuit of hart. >> reporter: it was on august 7th. on that morning, philippe did assist unthinkable, stepping out between the new york trade center towers on a cable one inch thick - 1300 feet above the ground. an astonishing breath-taking feat, one planned in detail. he and his friend evaded security, and used a bow and arrow to connect stability.
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the walk turned into a dance, with pet eat lying on the tight rope. new yorkers gazed from glow, and the police watched from both sides, pet eat continued his performance, he as on the wire 45 minutes, crossing it eight times. when he stepped off he was arrested. charges were dropped when he agreed to do a performance for children, closer to the ground. by then his story made headlines in the new york times and around the world. >> it's good to have you on the programme. great to see you here? >> i don't think a lot of people now how much type it took for you to plan the walk. can you describe how long it took, and what you had to do? >> it took me 6.5 years, but not of daily work. from the moment i dreamt of the
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towers, and they were not built. until i did the crazy walk. >> you bought a piece of the cable that you used to walk across the two trade center towers. that's heavy stuff. >> i'll lend it to you. be careful, it will black at 60 tonnes. >> and you shot this with a bow and arrow. >> this is so heavy i couldn't shut is across. i passed a fishing line with a bow and arrow, and we pulled my forehand on the other tower and pulled across a cord, then a rope and a rope and finally the heavy cable. it took us all night of rigging. >> you are watching this happen. what is going through your mind. >> i'm doing more than watching this happen. omthe leader, the master behind my high wire walks.
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i was concerned am i going to get caught between the twin towers, would i have enough time before the workers finish the roof. all that was the start of the angst. illegal walk. into one thing you -- one thing you talk about is practice. you talk about it in regard to juggling. >> i reveal, it's a secret, to the reader, how i do something. a blind threat. maybe i should demont. it's the most difficult thing, you juggle and you have a bowl you catch in your back. the reason you link the trick to creativity. to focus, you have to no before i throw it that i'll be successful. the first step is a point of no return. this is the point of no return.
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happened in my life, in all level of creativity. i don't have to juggle. it's nice to work. >> you are a spiritual person. i believe gods are everywhere. >> you walk the back and fourthate times. >> it was not just walking. the policemen who were waiting for me to give myself up said "he's not walking, he's dancing". >> then you laid down? >> yes, to rest, salute the sky and dialogue. i was interests passing - pun intended - in the territory of the birds. when i saw a seagull, i started a friendly dialogue. i didn't want them to come back and eat my liver. >> you were thinking all these
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things while concentrating staying on a little wire. >> it's a big wire. >> doesn't look that big to me, when you talk about being on top. world trade center. can you talk about what 9/11 means to you. >> no, i cannot, because it will be wrong for me to talk about a personal lose of two magnificent towers. the day they fell, they took with them thousands of human lives. how can you talk about the loss of an architectural mar very well or the loss of life, but i keep it for myself. since i spent 6.5 years getting to know the towers, you can imagine how i felt. that koept be compared with a human tragedy of that day. >> phillippe pet eat walked the high wire. next - what is on the bucket
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earlier we talked about what was happening to the south-west - the heat and fires and drought. here across the east we are talking about the opposite. rainy, wet weather over the next couple of days. there's a frontal boundary moving to the east. we'll see behind it cooler weather. temperatures dropping about 18-20 from what they were yesterday across chicago. parts of wisconsin over the next couple of days. down to the south texas dries out. it moves to the east. this is what it looks like going towards wednesday. heavy rain from ohio, to alabama. flooding will be a problem. making its way east. it will be here in new england by the time we get to friday. albany will be messy. boston will deteriorate. this is the cooler pool of air.
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chicago only 58 degrees. you'll stay cooler, down towards the east and washington. 84 degrees there. it will have a cool down by the time we get to friday. >> that is the weather. news after this.
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before the break, fel ooep, high wire artist talked about walking across the twin tours. how did he prepare? he said his stunts from paris to australia led to this day. >> i do not leave anything to chance. certainly that's why i reject the title of the dare devil or stuntman. i'm a writer in the sky. i spend a lifetime purifying, editing and trying to become an artist in the art of walking. it takes a lot of practice. to do - to make the people forget that the wire exists, when actually each time my feet
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hit the wire, it respond with three movement. it sways, goes up and down and treacherously it turns on itself. it teaks a lifetime to -- takes a lifetime to learn to breathe and shift your weight and make it look luke this man is walking in thin air. >> some. commercials included the tours of notre dame; is that right. >> yes and no. my first illegal walk, the one saluted over the world was between notre dame in 197 is. i was a baby. i learnt by myself. >> so you are 64? >> i'm 18 years old, but my biological clock tells me i'm 65. >> how much lodger will you
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continue to do this? >> until my body refuses to take my orders from my heart and my heart. i'll stay another few weeks and then probably say okay. it's not like somebody preparing for the olympic to walk. you know how to walk and breed. it's a difficult thing. >> how is it different or the same from the work that is done across niagra falls. in a way i have a chance to not be borp. i love it. i would work like my father and grandfather with the same costume and music and style of making it dangerous or looking dangerous to get the people to ooh and agh. i'd like to be born in painting, movie making in art.
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therefore i'm an artist on the wire. my title is highwire artist far from a highwire walker. it's two different continents. >> i understand the grand canyon is a dream? >> yes. i had a grand canyon project. it could happen in the future, but not right now. >> do you see yourself making a big walk. >> i'll give you a secret. in 1973 when i put my wire illegally in sydney, between a pilon of the brim, in the background of a master piece of architecture, the opera house, i went to gaol and a press conference and announced in a half illegal and half official way i'd like to put a bare between the opera house and the
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bridge. >> the book is "creativity - the perfect crime." >> now for the freeze frame from the substance. pennsylvania state capital. the couple who just got married afterle ban an soim sex couples was overturned. "america tonight" is coming up
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> on "america tonight", the truth about false confessions. >> this is the first time you have been here. >> correspondent sara hoy looks at those who say they did it - even when they didn't. >> no blood, no fibres, no hair, no ballistics, no bullet traces or a shred of physical evidence to connect him to the crime. why would anyone confess if they are not guilty? >> not knowing the law i thought i will tell them what they want lie.