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this is "al jazeera america." i am richelle carey. it this is today's top story: president obama's promise of immigration reform is now on hold. the politics and people behind that decision: a shaky truce in eastern ukraine, both government forces and russian separatists say the other is breaking the cease-fire. kurdish forces in iraq say they are making inroads against islamic state fighters near the city of erbil. there used to be an inexpensive alternative to brand name drugs. why the cost of some generic drugs is skyrocketing.
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we begin with an announcement from the white house. president obama plans to delay any decisions on immigration reform until after the congressional elections in november. it's in direct contradiction to an earlier finds by the president. in june, he said an immigration overhaul would happen by the end of this summer. the obama administration is considering easing deportation and enacting work permits. it could hurt democrats ahead of the elections. mitch mcconnell took to twitter to respond to the announcement. what's so cynical about today's immigration announcement is that the president isn't saying he will follow the law. he is just saying he will go around the law once it's too late for americans to hold his party accountable in the november elections. joining us from washington, d.c. is ben rosa of mi familia vota
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working tounite latinos through increased civic participation. we appreciate you joining us. your group has said you are disappointed and angry at the president. what bothers you the most? >> what bothers me the most is that this decision to delay is going to have an impact on our community. it is not about anything else buta human beings fighting for this issue of i amgration gets to be addressed. the second is we find ourselves in this situation because unfortunately, the republican party wasn'table to enact immigration reform. >> you said families are suffering. could you elaborate more on that? tell our viewers how. >> well, simply let me tell you two thing. number one, every day that goes by when people gos out to work,
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families don't expect them to be back to work, from work to home and many times, these people are being deported. it's estimated that 1100 families are being separated every single month. this issue of immigration reform is leaving orphan citizens in this country and is not helping anybody. so, it's an issue that everybody recognizes is a problem and an issue that has been recognized it's a problem. >> that's how our families are suffering. certainly, if you are going to be able to go back after working hard and have the immediately with your family. >> mr. monterossa, is there one party in particular that you feel who has failed you more than the other or, or is this just across the board legislators not doing right by you? >> well, the bottom line is nobody can kwen the fact in the last two years, right after the election in 2012, the issue of immigration became for the first time in many years a top issue
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for both compliedp political parties. they both promised to do something. we saw progress in the senate. unfortunately the republican party ain the house failed us terribly. they had a big opportunity but they decided not to take advantage of that. now, the president had to do something. what is still in my heart that is going to be the right thing is the president said he's not going to do it now. he's going to delay it for some time. we are going to continue working hard. we are going to continue to make pressure that he does keep his prompts but at the same time, we are going to continue organizing our community so they know those people who stood on the way of immigration reform and for these last two years, the ones who has, is the republican party. >> when you say you are going to organize, tell me about what the next steps are as you see them. >> what we have been doing and we aregoing continue doing is number 1 those people legible to vote become registered. those who are registered to vote, make sure that they make
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it to the ballot box. those of us who are not able to vote yet, make sure that we encourage our relatives, friends and other members of our community to go out and vote. that's what we are going to continue doing. you are going to hear a lot more about this. we work in a lot of states. la familiarilia and other organizations doing the same thing. we are going to send a message that the latino community is here in this country. we are participating and we are going to demand those people we elect do right by our communities. >> mr. monterros ofrnlths i know what you are disappointed in what the timetable seems to be now. do you still think the president will do something? >> well, i do have hope that he's going to do something, number 1. but, number 2, in order for us to assure that that happened, that hope is realized? >> we are going to have to continue pressing him, could not showing that we are not going away. we have been doing this work for over 20 years. i mean i can tell you, my life has been dedicated to do this and we are
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going to continue doing that until the issue of immigration is held properly. we have never been as close as we now are. the last 19 months of those few years, since november, 2012, the issue of immigration is being tried to take away from the ayend a but nevertheless, we could not working hard and we are making progress that the president is going to deliver, the white house is going to deliver is going to be up to how hard we are working and the bottom line. is whether he delivers or not and after the elections, we are not going to stop fighting. this issue of immigration reform is not about if it's going to happen. it's just when it's going to happen and what it's going to be. >> ben monterroso. to iraq where kurdish fighters say they have made inroads against islamic state but they need help from nato to get more resources to the front lines. a report from erbil.
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>> reporter: the iraqi forces have made some inroads into the city of mozul. across to the east and the gaza mountains, the peshmerga have now certain those mountains from the is fighters and around to the north in a town called teloskof which we were in two days ago, fighters have benefitted from an airstrike and managed to make progress into the next town that was held by islamic state fighters meaning they were closer to the perimeter of the city of mozul. this is in spite of their constant calls to the nato nieingsz recognize that they need the weapons that are being september to iraq. these weapons are stockpiling according to them in warehouses in baghdad held up by red tape step instead of being pushed up further to northern iraq and to the front lines. >> they are hope with this new coalition of nato cust trees formed after the summit in wales that there will be much more attention as to where the various supplies are going, and this will mean that that
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stockpile gets to be moved and they can benefit on the front lines. that was sue turtan in erbil. despite violence we are seeking? iraqi, the president of iran is taking credit for what et cetera calling relative security. iranian soldiers joined iraqi fighters in the battle against the islamic state and president rassan rhouhani said it is secure. >> if it wasn't for the assistance of the iranian nation and the iranian government, today we would not be witnessing relative security in iraq. alleys, towns, villages in the region are being saved from the hands of savage terrorists and murderers day by day. >> the comments were made during a speech of thousands this morning in northern iran. there is word today that the islamic state has beheaded a second leb an easy soldier who was captured along the syrian border. >> comes as a french journalist who was held hostage in syria said one of the captors was a
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sho shooter at a jewish myselfem in bressels this year. >> kept it secret for a long time, but now after revelations in the french press, he has spoken out. french journalist nikola said one of his jailers was namush, acted of shooting dead four people in may, an attack captured on security cameras. >> after the arrest for the acts he is accused of in brussels, i was shown a number of ougaudio individuals annual documents that allowed me to identify him and later, this they decided to keep this a secret. >> one r.n. for this according to henin was that when he and three other generalists were freed in april, there were a number of hostages behind and wanted to protect them. he said namush was one of the small number of french fighters affiliated with the islamic
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state group supervising dozens of prisoners in aleppo. he said namush was particularly feared. >> mistreated me. i don't know if he mistreated other western hostages, but i did hear him torturing serbian prisoners in this place children in, which was the basement of a hospital. >> namush was arrested in france days after the brussels shooting and indicated to to bell jum. the lawyer who extradited him said he is surprised by the latest allegations saying the question of namush syria travel to go syria was never raised. >> there was never any question of the role he allegedly played as a jailer, which i am reading about in the press. it surprises me a bit because if this turns out to be the case and with people's lives at stake, why didn't someone ask him the question? >> he is facing trial over the brussels's killings. a judge is scheduled to rule at a hearing next friday. nadine barber, al jazeera.
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the al shabaab perfectly group has moved quickly to appoint a new leader after the longstanding leader was killed in a u.s. air striking. gadon was killed south of mogadishu near the base where al shabaab trains fighters. a number of the groups so-called scholars were killed. the new group promising avenge attacks. ahead, it looks like the cease-fire has been broken. a live report is next plus the pressure political turmoil in pakistan is putting on the rest of the world. a mysterious respiratory illness sends more than 50 people to the hospital across the midwest.
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now to the cease-fire between ukraine and separatists appears to have broken. this comes less than 48 hours since it went into effect. in the past hour, a large amount of artillery rockets under a chick point on the eastern side of mariupol.
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harry faucet joins us from the extremely dangerous situation. harry, what is the latest you are hearing about this broken cease-fire? what do you know? >> reporter: >> what i can tell you is what we have seen here. we are on the eastern edge of the city of mariupol. from the check point, it's a check point we have become extremely familiar with over the last few days. we have been report from there and directed by soldiers there. now, it seems that that check point has been the target of extremely heavy volley of artillery, potentially rocket fire as well. we are not exactly sure what came in. a lot of it did. you can see the flame still burning behind me where a few hundred meters, as i say between us and that checkpoint is an area of brush land which is now aflame. there is a petrol station that we also saw. there appears to be a gas leak, which we can smell in the air and there has been a pipe, which has been burning.
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local people say that so -- some local people saying that check point has been pretty much obliterated. they saw ukrainian army soldiers simply running away. and some of the checkpoint, at least, has survived some of these shelling, some of the shelling has missed it. what is clear is that this cease-fire, i think, has well and truly ended the dpr, prime minister, the self-appointed prime minister of the breakaway donetsk people's republic has been on his twitter feed saying it has been breached and the fighting continues. also on that twitter feed, they are claiming at least that they have taken the city of mariupol. what i can say is we have seen some ukrainian tanks come past here we have seen ukrainian soldiers looking for wounded. so, it's not as if the city has been overrun yet. but the question is whether this was just a precussor to an invasion. >> 48 hours, a mere 48 hours.
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we know that president poroshenko and president vladimir putin, they spoke earlier today. what do we know about those conversations? >> they said the cease-fire required further strengthening. they were talking about a couple of isolated breaches but the cease-fire and to be generally holding and more needed to be done to solidify it. i guess one way of reading what's happened here is they were absolutely right because it was anything but solid. and from what we are hearing from donetsk, from the current ruler in donetsk, the current prime primary, so-called, of this breakaway area, he is saying that the cease-fire is over. we have yet to hear from vladimir putin and poroshenko and hoy they interpret this but i can tell you we were out east of mariupol on saturday. right now, it's coming into the
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early hours of sunday morning local time. and we were out looking at what had happened in the run-up to that cease-fire when there was extremely heavy fighting, lots of shelling, lots of rocket fire throughout the day, all the way up to the wire of the cease-fire, and what we saw was extremely heavy damage that had been inflicted on ukrainian positions all around that area. we couldn't see what had been done to the other side. so, it may well be that they took some casualties and some damage as well. but we saw ukrainian artillery positions that were mangled, tanks split in half and that went over a very large area, though ukrainian soldiers who were extremely twitchy when we tried to film them either guarding the remains of their positions or trying to salvage some artillery and take it back. there were some wang shots fired to try to get us away from those areas. they were obviously concerned about what might come next. we spoke to some villagers who heard rumors the shelling might
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start around afternoon time local time. they weren't right about the timing but they were right about the resumption of shelling. >> all right. harry faucet live in mariupol where it seems the lease fire lasted barrel 40 you 8 hours. harry, thank you so much. russia is a key negotiating partner to securing a truce even though the kremlin still denies any military involvement. president obama opposed by the u.s. they were critical in helping both sides reece an initially cease-fire. western powers were set to hit russia with even more. peter sharp has more from moscow. >> president putin believed that the latest round of sanctions would be averted by this cease-fire that he helped to bring about between the ukraine military and the rebel republics in the east. he will be very disappointed. the trouble is, i think, that putin's credibility with the west is just about exhausted. first of all, we had russia admitting that there were, in fact, russian troops involved in the annexation of crimea and
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there aren't many eu states who don't believe russia isn't heavily involved in the fighting in eastern ukraine. so, a lot of people will believe what the ukrainian prime minister said yesterday, that the cease-fire is nothing but a smoke screen to avert these sanctions so we understand that the sanctions will be introduced in brussels. understand that the eu may be planning to bar russian oil companies from raising fuel. this hit the big boys like gazprom, but it would be limited to just those companies with more than 50% state ownership. russia's response, they are promising repercussions. >> peter sharp reporting from moss co. pakistan, deadly floods have struck parts of the country. several tongues were inundated after heavy mon soon rains, 73
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people were killed and thousands of homes destroyed. meanwhile, protesters in pakistan are wrapping up their third week of grownstrations against primary primary sharif. the president has become the third lead tory postpone a visit because of the protests. for a perspective on these protests, i am beyond by marvin weinbaum, director of the middle east institute. we appreciate your time very much. what does the current, the current domestic situation in pakistan, what does it do for the country's standing internationally? >> is it does nothing for it. it only reinforces what many people have been saying about pakistan, that it's not stable, that it's potentially as dangerous because this is a country with nuclear weapons a country that has a very, very severe problem witerrorists.
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destabilization of pakistan would obviously be very consequential to the entire region. >> what does it mean for its relationship with india? >> it doesn't mean very good thing because there had been a very serious effort, it seems, on the part of the prime primary sharif on improve relations with india. he is concerned with the economic problems that pakistan has and solving those problems is go can to be difficult without improvement and trade with india but this has difficulty with the military who has felt that he is perhaps, his initiatives here have not been welcomed. he will put it that wait. india has not made it any easier
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of late because their prime minister has taken up, laid a harder line on pakistan. it has set back any expectations of an approachment. >> the head of the army has intervened. what is your assessment of that. >> i think what we are all concerned about is what the military is going to do. there is no question that the military really calls most of the shots now. prime minister sharif has had to cede a lot of power to the military the military whether he remains in office or leaves. he has been resisting the call by the two demonstrating groups here to resign. he has concede add great deal. he has conceded, also, to the military in saying in effect
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that, you know, if you will come to my defense here, i sort of promise you, i won't interfere any more in foreign areas and in security issues so that this is a question now comes down to, i believe, is whether military is going to be satisfied with that. keeping sharif in power having effectively clipped his wings because i don't believe they would like to see at this point in time new elections and certainly, it would not be comfortable with either of the leaders of the demonstrating groups. those two individuals would present, i think, a great many unknowns to them they would probably be better off with the known factor of sharif under their control. >> three weeks of commonstrations. we will have to see what the next few days bring. marvin weinbaum, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> yemen will partially restore
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fuel subsidies in an attempt to appease rebels who have taken over the capitol. yemen's approximately announced the formation of a unity government. they are holding on to to their position in the north. the latest from sanna. >> an escalation in clashes. sources say 20s soldiers and probe government malitias were killed and 30 were killed in the fighting. there has been a truce early in the morning for both sides to be able to recover the bodies of the fighters but then fighting resumes about 40 hours ago. the situation remains quite tense there in the capitol. they maintain there were demands to be met. we want the government to go. we want the president to significantly reduce or cut prices. the government made all of the concessions. >> that's absolutely no way. they hope there is further concessions.
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as the political stand-off cons, the political divide is creating a very delicate situation for the yemens. everybody here is concerned if both sides hold out their own positions, we might just see an armed confrontation here in the capitol. >> it starts off much like the xhom cold but quickly turns worse. details on the mysterious disease sickening children across the midwest, plus, you take generic prescription drugs to save money. these days, some cost almost as much as the name brands. find out why prices are spiking. hillary clinton die vulingz when she will decide whether to run for president. havedges when she will decide whether to run for president. have
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. >> we know back to "al jazeera america." here is a look at your top stories. the white house says president obama will delay any decisions on immigration reform until after the congressional election in november. however, in june, the president said an immigration overhaul would happen by the end of the summer. the obama administration is
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considering easing deportations and inacting work permits. ukraine claims a cease-fire between pro-russian separatists and the ukrainian has been broken. less than 48 hours since the cease-fire went into effect. both sides are accusing each other of breaking the truce. iraq, cawing for more weapons and equipment to defeat the islamic state group. they have made significant gains against i s. but they say much needed resources are being held up by red tape. iraq's kurdish region is in control of the oil-rich area. josh rushing says kurdistan is yet to benefit from sitting on top of all of that oil. >> this flame has been burning. herodotus wrote about it. a sea of gas and oil has ever
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defined it, fueled tensions for enormous treasurer. it is womeninged between a rock and the semi all the online muss area. it's no secret that the kurds longed for index but the kirkuk area is a mix of arabs, turkmen and kurds and baghdad isn't keen to let kirkuk become part of kurdistan. >> tit is unthinkable. i mean the land is kurdistan. the land is kurdistan. there is no dispute about it. >> what is disputed is what's beneath the land. it is home to one of the world's richest oil fields. it could tip the balance of powerods out gunned, in kirkuk,
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the peshmerga found the reds off to surge forward as the iraqi army which had been guarding the oil fields fled bringing kirkuk under the influence of the kurdish government while they had the fields in their possession, kurdistan has yet to benefit from the oil. >> production and export of oil from kirkuk has basically stopped really production has come down, for example, when i started was about 450,000 barrels a day to about 230, 250 baurlz a day before these events started. so we are now down to nothing basically. >> kirkuk is the richest oil field until norther iraq. it's not the om one. the kurds have developed other fields, built a pipeline through turkey and much to the dismay of baghdad, they have begun exporting oil, filling tanker ships with crude and trying to sell it. now the kurds find themselves
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fighting for economic independence on another front, the u.s. courts of law, a ship full of $100 million of oil was seized off of the coast of texas in august. the iraq oil ministry filed a lawsuit to keep oil from entering u.s. refineries. baghdad withheld budget payments which the kurdish government needs to pay its employees leaving the government billions of dollars short. once the oil in kirkuk does begin to flow again t will course through kurdistan. the kurdish government has completed the infrastructure linking kirkuk to its own pipeline perhaps solving militarily what baghdad and erbil had failed to solve politically and taking one more step toward an independent kurdish nation. josh rushing, al jazeera, kirkuk, iraq. >> egyptian president ade adel fata sisi asks for patience
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as country is in the middle of a power outage. he said $12,000,000,000 is needed to upgrade the you country's power grid. he egypt is facing a cash crisis. mohammed val has more. >> one of the worst power crisis. it has struck a nerve in cairo's metropolitan life. the metro stopped in its tracks. thousands jumped from the windows when doors failed to open. the incident came from what authorities called mechanical glitches in the main power station outside cairo. the crisis has been going on for some time. several cities across egypt. people live in the dark. bakeries can't supply bread. basic services are disrupted and e job descriptions are outraged. >> thousands took to the streets across the country to demand an explanation enough trouble t
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seems by a president who says he tries not to speak much. there is problem will not be solved soon. we are facing many challenges and no government or president will be is able to overcome them alone. >> they say they have heard words like these before, especially from the new leaders. the problem they say is that it's not just a power shortage but a range of problems. prices across board continue to rise. the unemployment rate is soaring. >> sisi promised us a great life of happiness. look how miserable the situation is no. electricity. the prices are going higher. >> the president spoke about economic difficulties and appealed for billions of dollars which he said are needed to fix the problems. he blamed those who in his words undermined the welfare of egypt. >> many want to criminal the
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efforts able toed at improving our daily life. you may ask why. it'scism to age tate and cause egyptian people to rise in anger. anger of the former field marshal who ran for president after he toppled the first democratically elected government has been growing en before the current crisis but perhaps it's the the present grievance and the prospect of a fresh uprising because of this that seems to cause real concern for the president. al jazeera. >> al jazeera's dhanding the release of its three journalists who have been detained in egypt for 252 days. they have received long sentences after a trial seen by many observers as politically motivated. their case has been raised by the u.n. secretary general in a conversation with the egyptian president. you can join the campaper to get al jazeera's journalits freed by using the hash tag freeajstaff.
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>> former secretary of state hillary clinton said she hasn't made up harry mind about running for president. she said she won't make her decision until the beginning of next year. >> so you do have a unique vantage point and set of experiences about what makes the united states operate well and what doesn't and what a president can do and should be doing. >> clinton first ran for president back in 2008 in the latest polls show she is leads the pack of potential democratic candidates for 2016. we are learning more about the private plane that crashed off of the coast of jamaica yesterday. the pilots was larry glaser. he and his wife were head todaynames florida. he radioed air traffic control twice asking to fly at a lower altitude. >> we have an indication.
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>> 250, we need to get lower. . >> working that. >> he never indicated there was an emergency with the stick plane. they saw he and his wife and unconscious. the plane continued south over cuba in autopilot before crashing off of the coast of jamaica. jamaican search and rescue teams are looking for the remains of the plane. the land mark bankruptcy trial. first u.s. city to file chapter 9 has wrapped up week 1. outside the courthouse, demonstrators concerned about proposed cuts, inside the first witness was detroit's chief financial officer. city lawyers are trying to convince a judge that they have the feasible plan for the city's recovery. it's a trial out of municipalities watching closely. the detroit fiasco is expected
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to set a precedent for others filing bankruptcy. coming up tonight at 8:00 o'clock eastern, 5:00 o'clock pacific, we take a deeper look at some cities and what this trial could mean for them. that's a deeper look: bankrupt cities and states tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern and 5:00 p.m. specific? >> human intra vitters 68 sending hundreds of children across the hospital. there have been more than 1500 reported cases of this mysterious respiratory illness in six states. the number infected say sent a day. ohio and india among them. colorado and missouri have been hit the hardest. the sickness is causing severe breathing difficult i see sending 10 to 15% of the patients to intensive care units. doctors are urging parents to keep their children at home from school if symptoms appear and
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take them to the hospital. illness has the same signs as a common cold. there is no anti-viral medicine and no vaccine. the ruling cost of healthcare has made the use of generic drugs popular in the u.s. in fact, the off brands make up 80% of all medicines dispensed in america. saving patients up to $10 million. but even the cost of generalerics are starting to rise. >> generic drugs can be a life safer for americans in need of affordable medicine. formerly blockbuster drugs like liptor drop in price from $4 a pill to $0.50 after patents expire and generic manufacturers join the fray. >> the difference is really like the different of the price of bread and of a luxury car. >> it's the usually dependable
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cost on the rise, some to astronomical heights. a recent analysis found half of all retail generic drugs became more expensive with one out of 10 generic drugs more doubling. the price of the popular at the time are a cycling used to treat everything from pneumonia to lyme disease jumped 17,000 percent. >> it's a dangerous precedent f patients depending upon these medications they go to pick up their medication and it turns out to be ten or twenty times what they think it is. they don't pick up the medication. >> pharmacists like bradley arthur says they are feeling the squeeze and have had to ab some some chrys because reimbursement amounts have not kept up. >> that's been very devastating
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that have made it increasingly more difficult for me to meet my financial obligations to my suppliers. >> a survey of community pharmacists found 84% said the unsustainable losses per prescription are having a significant impact on the ability to remain in business and changes line wall grooensz had to lower estimated earnings by $11,000,000,000 in july due to the increased cost of j generalerics. they blame a is that rightage of raw materials for price increases but analysts say a more likely cause is the lack of competition, in part do to a freningzy of mergers. often only a few companies ma make a single drug. it may help bring prices back down. others aren't holding out much hope. >> without some intervention through congress or through the states, i don't see the marketplace addressing this in a responsible manner on their own
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and fixing it. form fortunately in the end, the only one suffering are the small business persons and ultimately the patient. >> duarte aldr i & o, al jazeera. >> it was a crime that gripped new york city and the nation. the central park jogger case sent several teenses to prison con i wouldn't have of beating a jogger. kristin saloomey tells us they have been cleared of a crime and a judge has cleared a settlement 25 years later. >> for years, they have been known as the central park 5, convicted as teenagers back in 1989 for the brutal attack and rape of a park jogger. ramon santana was just 14 years old when he was sent to jail for seven years. >> do you go there now? >> no. i don't. >> after serving his sentence, he and the other young men were exonerated in 2002, but it's taken this long to reach a financial settlement with the
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city. >> stalking 25 years, getting up every morning, ready to do battle, ready to do interviews, talk to the kids, get your story across, you know, tell them what happened. now to finally, say it's over, it's kind of difficult. >> the cause made headlines across the country and the young men werevillefied, convicted in the court of opinion even before the trial started they say they were coerced into confessing and the public was hungry for justice even though there was no physical evidence linking them to the crime scene a cereal raicht later confessed to the crime. a 2012 documentary brought the case back to the forefront of public attention. this will never completely go away, that there will always be people who will look back at the racism that was at the heart of this case in 1989 new york and
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the park were a different place at the time of the central park jogger's case. crime was high and police were under intense pressure to do something about it. >> left many young men of color feeling under siege. >> it was animalistic. in other words, the central park 5 and anyone who looked like them, no matter to millions of people, were a wolfe pack, were wilding as in wild animals, ferrell creatures who had to be corralled. >> each of the 5 will get about a million dollars for every year they spent in jail. those who put them there have been cleared of wrongdoing. >> kristen saloomey, al jazeera new york. >> ahead on "al jazeera america," a zjapanese man makes history. the football season getting under way. hear washington redskins a little less off.
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a house-size asteroid headed toward earth could mean trouble for satellites circling above. >> @jvé
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professional football players and fans are gearing up for tomorrow: the first sunday of the n.f.l. season bi for one team, a controversy surrounding its name is fueling a public debate. when the professional football team from the nation's capitol hits the field tomorrow afternoon, they will be called the redskins as they have since the 1930s. team owner dan snyder regularly brushes off criticism that the name is a racial slur. famously telling u.s.a. today, we will never change the name. it's that simple. never. you can use caps. >> insofar as, snyder has not bow today pressure. there have been protests from native american groups, dozens of lawmakers wrote a letter to
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the league asking it to force a change. even president obama weighed in. >> if i were the owner of the team, i think think about changing it. >> in june, the u.s. patent office cancelled the redskins trademark. >> will have little impact on the team. what's the play for proponents? this week, the new york daily news, one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the country announced it was sacking the name redskins declaring it would no longer called the washington professional football team by its unacceptable nickname. the paper is ditching the team's logo as well traded out a erred native american with this i am alan. in the late aushths the editorial board made an announcement. broadcasters including bob co costus and peter king have publideclared they would no longer use the name. whether or not there is pour in omission has yet to be seen. t
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the espn poll found an overwhelming number of americans favor keeping the name. just 9% believe the word redskins is offensive even if snyder changed his mind, it could take time to officially change the teamts name. washington could possibly have to wait until the current licensing contracts expire. it's unclear whether the n.f.l. would have to approve all revenue former chan dice is shared. the team is believed to be the thifrd most valuable in the league. >> two stunning upsets in u.s. open tennis today, the number 1 and number 2 seed did fell by the wayside. japan's kayan kei corey was thet of asian heritage to reach the u.s. open finals. in the second semifinal marin from croatia defeated roger federer. he will play chilich on monday.
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>> oerth will have a close encounter with an asteroid tomorrow. rebecca stevens on that. >> a lot of us are looking at this closely because the interest came up because this particular asteroid was only detected just in the last week. now, we remember february 15th, 2013. video of this particular as troyed intense sonic boom. the noise shattered windows in schools and cars and caused over 15,000 injuries in russia just last year and this was also und undetected. now watching over 11 million asteroids out in the universe, it is very interesting gravitational pull can knock asteroids out of their usual elip 'til cal motion but as we look at some nasa video, what we are looking at is where this
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particular asteroid is going to be orbiting past earth and our biggest concern is when it crosses the earl's amosphere. it won't go into the earth's atmosphere. keep in mind the perspective very small. but let's go to the picture of the house. this asteroid is about 60 feel long. it's estimated using doppler radar waves and we look at the size of asteroids, they are tiny when we compare it to the sides of comets or what nazi calls potentially hazardous objects. now as we look at the earth to the moon, the distance, 239,000 miles and the distance that this particular asteroid will pass tomorrow is about 23,000 miles. it's right near the orbid of our communication and, also, weather satellites. 2:18 in the afternoon eastern standard time. we won't see this but if you are around new zealand, it will be early morning hours and we are
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expecting new zealand to see a glimpse of this tiny little flash in the sky early tomorrow. >> we will know what it is. rebecca, thank you. on this weekend, "al jazeera america" introduces a documentary series "edge of 18." it will look at the struggles of high school seniors to answer that unavoidable question: what is next. an auscer award winner alex gibney who executive produced the series. >> some of the kids in this series are asking themselves some very powerful questions: where do i fit in? how do i make a difference? how can i better my life? is there going to be a place for me when i am out of high school? this is a time of uncertainty. and there doesn't seem to be a clear path for anybody to follow. >> my application process is a little different from normal high schoolers. not only do i have to apply for the colleges and get in
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academically. >> yeah. do that. >> that's pretty. >> but i also have to apply for the dance school separately and audition to these places. >> so is there any mail for me today? >> yeah. you've got one from arizona. >> woo-hoo. >> i don't know. >> i want to thank you guys so much for accepting me for me. this is academy of art university. this school is my dream school. >> california. >> yeah. >> i always wanted to go to california. a kid like hanoi, who has come out as gay. his father is a very macho character that really can't accept it. >>. >> any problem you had this week, when somebody cried, this guy is gay. we can't help you. you know this. right? >> uh-huh. >> but by 2014, no one cares if
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you are gay any more. >> and yet, he has a forthrighteousness about confronting his parents that i don't think i had the courage to do when i was that young. >> it felt great confronting my father about letting him know, hey, just because i am gay doesn't mean that i am weak. >> did you guys have a bible study today? yeah, right now. >> after high school, i have two options, whether or not i should go to ministry full-time or going to college this fall. >> he is a preacher at the age of 17. and he's trying to faith at a time when kids don't share it. >> teaches us about the power of religion. >> i don't want to be somebody who would tell you, you can't do diminindustry but i don't want to see you waste all of the hard work you have done by not going to school. >> i think the biggest challenge for these kids is how to find a
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way forward with a sense of both ambition and compassion. >> my parents have their plan that they want me to follow but i am going to do what god asks me to do before what they ask me to do. >> i don't want to be gay anymore. just please take this curse off of me. >> i feel like i won't get in. and then i really won't -- i really won't know what i am doing. . >> pretty powerful stories there. each sunday for the next six weeks we will witness the real life struggles and triumphs of these three teens, "edge of 18" 9 eastern, 6:00 pacific. straight ahead, this woman was fed up with cat calls while walking around new york city. we will show you what she is doing to try to put an end to the harassment.
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al jazeera america presents, edge of eighteen >> my heart is racing so fast >> standing at a crossroads... >> my parents have their plan. i'm gonna do what god asks me to do before what they ask me to do... >> can a family come together? >> do you think that you can try and accept me for me? >> life changing moments... >> my future is in my hands right now... >> from oscar winning director alex gibney, a ground breaking look at the real issues facing american teens on, the edge of eighteen only on aljazeera america >> honda is rauling more than 100,000 motorcycles that may have bad brakes. some brakes noticed 126,000
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bikes can drag and catch fire. the model years were 2001 to 2010 along with model year 2012. this is the second time these bikes are being recalled for similar safety concerns. several new york city women are taking a stand against cat calling, using the power of their small phones and cameras to document their agressos. kaelyn forde brings us a story of the women who are hollering back. >> for photographer caroline thompkins, new york city hasn't always felt like home. >> when i first moved to new york from ohio, i found myself feeling incredibly unsafe just walking to school or walking to wyor whatever? >> i feel like i was part of a performance that i didn't ask to be in. >> in cat calls and wolfe wind chills, caroline said street harassment is something she badged nearly every day. >> i mean i have been grabbed. i have been surrounded by men at night walking home. in terms of what they are actually saying, i mean where they are going to put their
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genitals on me where they are, you know, what kind of babies we would have together. there is never a break. it's relentless. >> but three years ago, caroline decided enough was enough. and began turning her lens on the men who cat call her. caroline wears a small camera to capture what she experiences. >> i am going to take your picture. >> no. >> caroline posts her photos of the help who harass her online. so far, she is taken hundreds. >> i am like exerting my power. i am. there can be consequences even if it's just a photograph. >> caroline is hardly alone. activists say cat call something a global problem. hollaback works with groups in 79 cities in 26 countries. >> working with hollaback, she says verbal harassment is just part of a spectrum. >> it starts with street harassment. >> behavior allows for all other forms of gender-based violence
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to continue and to happen. if you are saying that it's okay to do something to your body, what's to say it's not okay for them to follow you or ask you for your phone number or say can we talk for a second or say it's not okay to follow you home or grab your arm if they don't respond the way they want you to. >> in respond, hollaback has a map of areas where it happens the host. so far more than 7,000 stories have been shared. but advocates say holding harassers accountable is only part of the solution. the group trains bystanders in how to savely intervene and the app let's users report harassment to police in their district. >> it's everyone] responsibility toy end. >> will make streets all over the world a little more comfortable to walk. kaelyn forde, al jazeera, new york.
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>> thank you so much for joining us. ism richelle carey in new york. my colleague thomas drayton will be back at 8:00 p.m. eastern, 5:00 p.m. pacific. "fault lines: ferg sorn, a city under siege" that starts right now. keep it here. >> ferguson missouri, the spark for what would become daily street protests was the killing of an unarmed african american teenager. 18-year-old michael brown was gunned down by a white police officer on august the 9th. in the days that followed, the police responded to the demonstrations with massive force. >> it's an uprising. we are tired of the police. >> we're sick of being tear-gassed. we're sick of being shot at. all of these young people