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is equitable or right. be fair when you tip. i'm ali velshi. thank you for joining us. [music] >> hello everyone, this is al jazeera america, in new york. i'm randall pinkston. john siegenthaler is off. no combat troops. closing argument. the scottish independence vote. each side makes a plea. nfl flood gates.
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more allegations as more star players are sidelines for abuse. and 3d takes on a new challenge, cars, is it the wave of the future? we begin with new developments on the u.s. plan to defeat i.s.i.l. late this afternoon, the house voted to authorize training and arming for syrian rebels. that's a key component of the white house strategy. and today the president and secretary of state promised once again not to send u.s. combat troops to iraq. we begin our coverage now with mike viqueria at the white house. mike. >> rand, goo -- randall good evg to you. it was a night of skepticism by members of congress.
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but the legislative portion of what the president wanted to do cleared a large hurled. allowed for the possibility that there may be ground troops snerlted into the fight -- inserted into the fight against i.s.i.l. betd rock promise he made to the -- bedrock promise he pead made to the troops. going over war plans, before a cheering crowd, repeat the plans he made time and time again since announcing the strategy. >> i will not commit you and the rest of our forces into fighting another ground war in iraq. >> instead the plan calls for taking the fight against i.s.i.l. to the ground. secretary of state john kerry was grilled in an offense contentious hearing. >> i hope you're serious, about i.s.i.l. because you haven't done it now. >> i really find it somewhat
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surprising for you to suggest that as the president of the united states talks to the nation and commits to take strikes in order to deal with i.s.i.l, as we have come back from a week of very serious meetings with nationed around the world -- nations around the world all of whom are committed to this that you sit there and suggest that it's not serious. >> kerry deflebted questions about the -- deflected questions about the coalition and the specific role others would play. the president must come forward before going forward with a specific exien. campaign. one key element: $500 million to arm and train the syrian rebels. despite significant a significant number of republicans backed mr. obama. >> i will not vote for something i know will not work. >> i reject those calls for a
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perfect strategy. that simply will not work due to the circumstances from our in action. >> something to add randall, the president will get what he needs to arm and train syrian rebels with $500 million. on the president's pledge not to send in ground troops, they are slicing a little thin. telling reporters if in fact general dempsey came to the president and asked that some americans be deployed to advise iraqi forces in the middle of a firefight, that the president would consider that request, but insisting that would not be a combat role, they would be directly engaging the enemy.
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randall. >> a lot of parsing of words but we'll see when the action comes. thank you, mike viqueria. u.s. troops are any troops are not needed to fight i.s.i.l. in his country. >> there is no question that we will ask or allow for foreign troops to be stationed on iraqi land. that is out of the question. out of consultation out of discussion. only contribution the american forces or the international coalition is going to help us with is from the sky. and i have to make this very clear: we are not giving any blank, blank check to the international coalition to hit any target in iraq. every target that the hit must be approved by us. >> michael oppenheimer is a professor at nyu and studies political threats in the middle east. before we get to iran let's talk about this assertion by the iraqi official that he doesn't
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want any foreign ground troops in his country to fight i.s.i.l. what do you make of that? >> i take him at his word. there are political costs to him, in having american troops visibly involved once again in a conflict in iraq. and he's got the iranians to worry about as well. and the irannians aren't anxious to see american troops in iraq, either. so for the memo i think he's happy to have american air power with a couple of thousand military personnel on the ground available to weigh in if necessary. >> but here's the question. what was it three, four months ago, a handful of i.s.i.l. fighters just kind of rolled over thousands of his army. >> yes. >> so what's different today, than four months ago? is the iraqi army suddenly ready
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to stand up and do battle? >> well, what's different today is a, american air power which saved the iraqis from their own military incompensates and the iranians -- in competence and the iranians that have stepped up and armed shiite militias inside iraq. he has military cards to play. they're not his own cards. they've been dealt to him by the u.s. and by iran. but for moment i think he feels safe enough to make these public statements which play well politically inside iraq. we'll see whether it holds. >> talk to us about your meeting tonight with the iranian foreign minister at the panel at the council of foreign relations. >> council of foreign relations where the foreign minister spoke, he spoke to a fully large audience, this wasn't a one on one conversation between the two of us. he's a very impressive guy, he
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made a strong case that the u.s. and iran have parallel interests in combating i.s.i.l. both in iraq and in syria. >> now that's interesting. he uses the term parallel interests. did he talk about cooperation or being open to that? because as we have all heard, the u.s. says they will not cooperate or coordinate with iran. >> well, i think the iranians want a seat at the table. so they would like to be considered as part of this broad coalition that our president is trying to build, to take down or degrade i.s.i.s. but i don't think he views the u.s.-iran relationship as a positive one. as a close one. i don't think he wants or expects a tight american embrace of iran. i think he's pretty content operating independently, but in effect in parallel.
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>> i'm curious do you think this can work without iran's assistance or tacit agreement? can i.s.i.l. be degraded? >> not without iranians pursuing their interests but their interests are similar to ours. >> we have one more issue to get to before we let you go. 5,000 syrian rebels, there is an effort by the u.s. to train them. question: how does the u.s. know which rebels to train and account u.s. count on them to carry out the mission of degrading i.s.i.l? >> it's a great question. we have a fair idea of who they are. they're relatively small. and they're currently bearing the brunt of a new offensive by assad. because assad is now incentivized to degrade and defeat that moderate opposition before it can grow its own power with the assistance of the united states. so i think the -- i think the iraqi situation that's been outlined and the policy for iraq
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is relative sound. -- relatively sound. i have questions how this will work within syria. >> professor michael oppenheimer, clinical professor for global affairs. thank you. thank you. >> forces considered to be one of america's most important partners fighting i.s.i.l. on the ground. now syria's kurds are looking to take a bigger role. now they battle i.s.i.l. on the border with turkey. shows the fighters firing an i.s.i.l. tank. kurdish fighters in iraq the peshmerga have been pushing i.s.i.l. back on all fronts. not ready to take back one of i.s.i.l.'s biggest grabs the city of mosul. the fighting has been heavy in other parts of iraq. sur turnsusue turton is reportim
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erbil. >> the occurreddish forces there are the -- the kurdish forces say they are very grateful for the air strikes that are helping to soften up i.s.i.l. forces around them but when i.s.i.l. disappear into the local communities they need boots on the ground to help them fight this battle. however in the south in the city of tikrit, over 20 siel fighters were killed in -- siem fighters were killed in a bombing attack. almost in retaliation, we are hearing that the citadel has been blown up. west of ra rahmadi, the fighters
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were killed. >> lisa stark has more from washington. >> lawmakers were told that the terrorism threat today is much more complex and diverse and that groups, including the islamic state of iraq and the levant are successfully using the internet to recruit and teach others. it is slick videos like this one, i.s.i.l.'s new online propaganda tape that worries those assigned to protect the home land. in this tape i.s.i.l. threatens any american troops send to iraq but it's americans at home who could be attracted by this and other appeals. >> this one from i.s.i.s, a very glossy in english, it's what i called when i wrote my wall street journal op ed what they call jihad cool. >> boston bombing by individuals not affiliated with or trained
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by any specific group. >> it is no longer necessary to actually mead somebody in al qaeda to get training and inspiration to conduct a terrorist attack here in the united states. someone can do it in their pajamas in their basement. >> just this las week, authorities charged a rochester new york man with being involved with i.s.i.l. a naturalized u.s. citizen from yemen he was arrested in june after buying two handguns and two silencers. authorities say he was plotting to kill army veterans who sh had fought in iraq. fbi director james comey says they are the hardest to detect. >> they can get all the poison they need and training they need to kill americans and in a way that's very hard for us to spot between the time they emerge from their basement and maybe kill innocent americans. >> reporter: the threat from
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i.s.i.l. is just one of many concerns according to the nation's top security officials. in written testimony they flagged aqad. they are vying for dominance. >> they are in competition with one another for fundraising for retention for recruitment. and one way to compete is to show that you're the biggest and baddest group out there. >> and that could put america in the cross hairs. >> you're not going to be the leader of the global jihad without striking america. >> disrupting these groups is challenging, they have become adept at changing tactics as need be. another hot topic at the hearing was cyber-security with the fbi director calling it an evil layer cake with groups at all
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levels. from foreign governments to predators. trying to hack into computers, the fbi says it remains a top priority. >> on friday be sure to tune in for an al jazeera special report: fighting i.s.i.l, an in depth look at the effort to stop the violence gripping iraq and syria. that's friday, at 8:00 p.m, 5 p.m. pacific. questions over the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya two years ago. the eighth investigation by congress into the killing of the u.s. ambassador and three other staff. some say it's politically motivated. >> some question the need, and i question their need to dissent. given gravity of the issue as
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hand, i would rather run the risk of answering a question twice than run the risk of not answering it once. >> the attack in benghazi touched off a political fire storm in washington. many republicans proclaim the administration, and failed to protect its staff abroad. diplomatic security has been improved. the crisis inside libya has only gotten worse. diplomats from 16 country and the u.n. met in spain today to try to find a solution. right now two competing governments claim control over the country but only one of them was present at today's meeting. stephanie decker explains. >> the one clear message out of this conference: a stamp of international legitimacy for libyan government based in the city of tobruk, represented by mohamed abdel aziz. to help libya out of its current
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crisis. >> translator: to write a new page in libya's history it is crucial that weapons give way to politics. there must be an immediate and un, ceasefire under the leadership of the united nations. >> that will be difficult when you notice who was absent. libya's other government in tripoli doesn't recognize the recent elections and the parliament in tobruk. battles over the past few months have led to thousands of people leaving the country including members of the diplomatic missions and the united nations. it is clear that libya is a country on the brink and time is running out. hence this conference, delegates stress the delegation in topruk, when asked how this government which was elected plans to get rival leadership in tripoli to give up power the foreign minister dismissed them. >> one group is for building the
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civil state the rule of law under viable governance. and the other group is against the legitimacy at the moment and they wanted to provide a force that libyans are moderate, they have never experienced extremism in their life. >> reporter: the conference has now wrapped up, it is the first step to try and solve libya's problems but yet again, the opposition government in tripoli, they say it is not recognized here but the deposit in tripoli also tribal leaders, militia leaders to solve libya's problems. and in the end for all the talk of disarming and dialogue it is not clear how that will come about. stephanie decker, al jazeera, madrid. >> coming up. wildfire. in northern california families have had to flee for their
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lives. and the careers of two more nfl stars now on hold because of abuse allegations.
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>> you're watching live video from pollack pines, california. fires have been fueled by california's bone-dry conditions and strong winds. thousands of residents had to evacuate. officials say about 1600 homes in the north are now in danger. in the small logging community of weed, california, some 150 homes have been destroyed. melissa chan is live tonight in weed. melissa, are firefighters there making any progress? >> reporter: firefighters are indeed making some progress. the latest on this 375 acre
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fire, it's partially contained. they are mostly dealing with embers but as you can also see it's very windy and they are worried about the flames reigniting. now we're in the center of weed. take a look. it is all just metal right now. this was once a house. any part of the house that was wood has been turned to ash. this was a garage door. medal, medal can stay. take a look at this car. i mean i don't know if you can see very clearly but it melted metal inside. absolutely devastating. now weed is a town of 3,000. so you have a situation where more than 100 buildings have been destroyed. you can well imagine the impact this has had. >> i mean it was devastating. the people across the street, they were told to get out now. all they have is the clothes on their back and their children's' backs and she was over here,
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saying my home is just destroyed. >> reporter: and this is a tiny timber town. what the people tell us is the town is already economically depressed so very hard for the people to get back on their feet, randall. >> are there any others in the state that approach the seriousness in weed? >> there are 11 major fires in the state and one of the problems as a team paced in san francisco we have covered so much of the california drought. this is the worst drought in a century and one impact this has had, it is very hot very dry, there is a lot of flammable material out there. the one to watch is the 5% contained king fire, 18,000 acres burned at the moment. >> thank you, melissa. tonight, the nfl is dealing with more allegations of abuse. jonathan doyer of the arizona cardinals was arrested on
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charges of domestic abuse. two other nfl teams indefinitely benched players. michael eaves is here, it seems the longer this gets the more difficult it becomes. >> never ends. dwyer was pulled away to answer questions from police regarding altercations with his wife, in july. shortly after he was arrested on aggravated assault charges. the team answered by deactivating him. he won't be able to play in this weekend's game. then carolina panthers greg hardy who was asked to leave the panther facility, the team benched him this past weekend, the team decided to place him on the nfl exempt list, which bars him with pay from all team activities.
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that is the move the team did after the minnesota vie cin vikd for adrian peterson. they apologized for how they handled it up to this point. >> to be clear we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children. and we want to be sure we get this right. >> and that was the overriding sentiment expressed by team owner ziggy wilk. barring him from all team activities until his child abuse case is resolved. >> adrian saw all of the light that was coming on this and he felt from his side as well that by him stepping back it would
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give our football team the opportunity to focus on football. >> petersen was indicted for reckless endangerment of a child. after deactivating him from the team, the team changed direction later. the team said dit not succumb to any outside pressure in coming to this decision. >> this was a decision made by the viking ownership and we went to the league saying this is what we want to do. >> there is a lot of good going on this this organization, we're very proud of this organization. we're disappointed when off the field matters don't go the proper way and we're just trying to do the right thing. >> reporter: petroson's next scheduled court date is -- peterson's next scheduled court date is october the 8th.
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it could be several months before peterson's case goes to trial and any subsequent punishment could be wide ranging. . >> the mental state is that he did so with criminal negligence or recklessly. that is a felony in the state of texas punishable by up to two years in the state jail and 10,000 dollar fine. that's available for those who have no criminal record. >> peterson's status, there is no timetable for when he could return to the team and it is possible he could miss the entire season if this case is not resolved. >> how much is it costing him? >> he's still going to make about $690,000 each week that he sits out, however, two companies, nike and castrol motor oil have suspended his
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contract with them, potentially costing him millions of dollars in income. >> scottish vote hours away and how scottish americans feel about it. plus, teaching students murdered in the last bloody attack carried out by boko haram.
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>> this is al jazeera america. i'm randall pinkston. john siegenthaler is off. coming up. just hours before scotland goes to the polls, if scotland goes, how others will follow. how a yes vote could redraw the map of europe. and the company that's building cars with a 3d printer. well, in just six house, scotland will -- hours scotland will vote on whether to cut dies with the united kingdom. a yes vote would make scotland an independent country for the first time since 1707. a yes scotland campaign was down a month ago by more than 20%.
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they gained ground by arguing that independence would be better for the scottish economy because scotland's income is higher than england's. politically, independence would allow the country to move to the left. scotland typically elects more liberal politicians than the rest of england. fighting back about its own needs for the economy and for british protection. lawrence lee has more. >> reporter: with a slightly feeferred feel to the campaigning now, it's so close and so much to lose arguably especially for those who want to keep the united kingdom together. >> i just came up to give a message that 81% of the rest of the u.k. would really love scotland to stay in the united kingdom. >> at his rally in glasgow, the
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critical results, better than ever, insisted that voting no would be really a positive message. >> a vote to say no is a vote too for a stronger strengthened scottish parliament, to make scotland stronger sooner and safer far better than years of wrangling and uncertainty that would follow a vote for separation. >> reporter: both sides have said it is the next generation that will feel the effects of this. and the independence block itself criticized for emotional logic and the lack of detail, argued that these could be the first adults that would be free from westminster over their lives. >> hope over fear, the optimism over the negativity of the new campaign and the regd that while independence is not a magic wand it does enable us over time to
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protect our public services, create more jobs and opportunities, make sure we get governments we vote for. >> reporter: so many frayed tempers between the politicians this week but it's felt less like a popular conversation but these people will have the final say. the fact is even if there is a no vote in this referendum, u.k. politics have been changed beyond recognition, now there's a fully fledged grass roots independence movement that simply wasn't there a year ago, and it's demanding change entirely outside the westminster body politic. this may end up not the best chance for the independence campaign but the last chance. because privately they think westminster has been given such a fright, it may never agree with another referendum in the future. if it's yes, the party's over for the unionists. the rest of the u.k. will never be the same again.
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lawrence lee, al jazeera in glasgow. >> it's not just the people in the u.k. that are passionate about tomorrow's vote. here in new york there are scots on both sides of the issue. first stop, the blue room bar on manhattan's east side. >> the donaldsons who already cast their votes are keeping eye on their home team and thursday's vote on scotland's independence. >> we voted no, to keep united kingdom. united kingdom has been a success. >> 300 odd years ago, which side was your family on? >> they would be on this side. >> a few bar stools away malcolm boyd is also interested in the referendum, he too is from scotland but is in new york. >> you can't vote because -- >> i'm not resident in scotland. >> but if he could vote it would be yes. for scotland to leave the united
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kingdom. >> i think scotland should be an independent country. i think scottish people can make decisions far better for themselves than can be made by people in london. >> boyd's business partner alex agrees which for him is a big change of opinion. >> i would be pro-union and therefore voting no if i was based on purely my upbringing but i've changed since particularly moving to america actually, where i think that i've seen a lot of the ambition that this country has, a lot of independence, the autonomy. >> are americans very interested in the referendum? especially americans of scottish ancestry? >> i'd say hugely interested. there's been a great deal of following in the social media. you know, a lot of writings on both sides of the fence. >> allen bain is chairman of the scottish american foundation. >> show me your clan's home land. >> the bains are a sect of the
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mckays. >> we would call the mckays the mckays. >> you would, they wouldn't. >> because of his position, bain says he can't offer an opinion on the referendum. but he hopes voters in his ancestral home land will listen to the queen's advice. >> think before you vote. emotion is one thing. but reality is another thing. >> and so it was a good natured story but a very serious issue. british journalist david renne joins us, the d.c. bureau chief for economist magd. magazine. painful consequences of scottish independence. polls saying a 20% gap closing in a matter of weeks. what do you make of such a drastic change so quickly? what happened to the assertion or the belief that of course, scottish people will stay with the u.k?
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>> you're right. the polls were very, very steady for a long time, a huge gap and it looked like it was osafe no vote. they've -- a safe no vote. they've collapsed. people on the left, particularly people on lower incomes slightly older people and essentially they've been telling pollsters not only are they tempted by independence but they don't really believe the warnings of danger that they hear from the pro-union camp. and that makes the whole debate extremely difficult to manage. because as you heard in your films, people keep talking about the negative arguments put forward by the let's keep it together camp. but the economist magazine we think they're real. there are very severe problems which the yes camp just haven't answered. you know they say you know, let's believe that scotland can do this. and the problem is, of course scotland can be a separate
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country. i'm half scottish. it's full of energetickic people, it could be a separate country but the tearing of the two countries apart would be a nightmarish complication and very bitter. >> could we just talk for a second about the money? some people in the nationalist movement believe that scotland with its oil wealth and possibly with the movement towards solar energy and ocean energy and the like will be able to take care of itself and also, to make money. is that a reasonable argument? can they succeed economically? >> well, here's the thing. right now, scotland is one of the world's rich countries. it's in pretty good shape and it gets billions a year from tax revenue from oil out of the north sea. the problem is that north sea oil is pretty much used up. what is left is going to be more and more expensive to get out of the ground and by about 2050 the
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oil revenues are projected to have collapsed. and scotland is a grayer older part of the u.k. and will have huge pension liabilities. what people should be caution about is the numbers thrown around by the proscottish government in edinborough, the billions and billions of pounds they will get but that is based on a oil price of $110 a barrel. that is a i have high number. most feel the price of oil will go down below that, it's already below that at the moment. that tears the heart out of their argument. as does the currency. >> how will this affect the relationship between edinborough and london? >> that's a very good question. the moment the no vote looks
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just slightly ahead. the no vote would mean the u.k. would stay, scotland would not be independent. but that's not the end of it. on the technical level, more powers would be devolved to the scottish government. but what you would see is a very ugly bash lack, forces unleeched on the scott irk side, some arguments optimistic and sunny in your films but there's stories of the wicked english don't have the scottish at heart. and that's nasty argument, once you wake those forces up you're going to see people on the english side saying hang on, you know, you've been calling us every sort of bad name. we've had to bribe to you stay by giving you these extra powers. how come england pays more in taxes and the public money goes flowing to scotland. i'm very concerned what's going to happen on both sides of the
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borders even if they vote to keep together. >> one other question. england or the united kingdom's nuclear fleet is cite sited in scotland's waters. who gets the subs, who gets the ships? >> it's a huge issue and probably the single biggest issue for american government as they watch this. britain doesn't have a wide range of weapons. only thing britain has is missiles launched by submarines. they need deep water, they need stealthy access to the ocean and the base cannot be near a big city. that lapse to be in the deep see lochs which is the perfect place to park a british nuclear
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submarine. it is where the americans park their subs, they don't talk about it but they're there. there isn't any other place in the united kingdom to park a nuclear submarine. from the american's point of view there is no way to keep its nuclear deterrent. >> lot to consider, lot of changes, one way or the other, no matter how this vote goes. we'll be watching. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. >> the push for independence in scotland is being watched very closely by some other european countries, which could be facing a similar decision. bisi onile-ere has more. >> there are dozens of secession movements across europe. european leaders fear that if scotland breaks away from the united kingdom momentum could turn in favor of some of these efforts. we start in bell ji belgium whis
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split between the north and south. the divisions between the two regions have made it tough to form anational government in recent years. the prosperous flanders warrant to secede from belgium. many of the region do not want to subsidize economically depressed wallonia. the prime minister comes out against scottish independence. catalonia planned to pass a law paving away to independence in november. after massive protest in barcelona and the faction wiedged blood -- waged a bloodyr for independence when it waged a war in the 1960s.
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want the italian government to sell the island to switzerland. >> bisi onile-ere. at least 13 people killed in the attack and dozens more injured. officials blame the armed group boko haram. ahmed edris has more. >> would you like some information from the yes campaign? thank you. >> have that report later in our newscast. it has been more than five months since more than 200 school girls were kidnapped from a school in northeastern nigeria. boko haram claimed responsibility. it is still not known where the girls are being held. let's head to washington, d.c. now, joie chen standing by to tell us what's coming up on "america tonight" at the top of the hours.
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>> good evening randall. on "america tonight" we'll look deeper into an issue we've been very focused on here, cops and their communities. after more allegation he of expeives of kevin excessive force, "america tonight's" christof putzel takes a look at a new kind of law enforcement, cop watch, already taking a difference. >> since garner's death how have you seen policing on the streets changed? >> to be honest it has changed a lot to the point where police now are more afraid of the cameras. and like i said, they don't want to be the next daniel pantaleo, getting caught on camera actually doing something like this. >> we'll take a close look at the activists, with their own
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brand of justice. "america tonight's" christof putzel on turning the focus on the police. that's coming up at the top of the hour. we hope to see you then randall. >> thank you, joie. nigerias stormed a college in the country. >> it's confirmed that gunmen suspected of being part of boko haram, stormed the university at cano. one of the suicide bombers walked into a classroom of students and detonated a device killing 13 students there. police on the other hand said one of the suicide bombers was shot dead by police as he tries to flee. but other comments or other eyewitnesses are saying that gunmen walked into the compound started firing and the two suicide bombers detonated their device killing at least 13 students and wounding 34 of
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their fellow students on the campus. the last attack in cano was in june, when four attacks happened there, killing at least a dozen people, in parts of cano city, forforcing authorities to cancel celebrations marking the end of ramadan. this of course is raising fears within the security community, and even residents of cano, that maybe we are seeing the return of boko haram fighters in the city after the security forces have sort of put a lid on their attacks in cano for a very long time since the beginning of the year. >> that report from ahmed edris. coming up. 3d printing so advanced, one company built a car with the technology. and the man who's turning beat trash into art and the message he's sending to the world.
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>> you are looking at evacuation preparations here across parts of arizona. we're talking about the flooding that's going to be happening over the next couple of days, dealing with the remnants of odile in the area. this was odile previously when it was at its strongest. we're talking about a category 3 hurricane that hit cabo san lucas just days ago. what we're dealing with is a lot of rain across the southwest,
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pushing over arizona and new mexico. five to eight inches of rain across this area. that is why a lot of people are prepping there with those sand bags. these are the watches and warnings in effect now. we're going to be dealing of a lot of heavy rain tonight into tomorrow. so thursday is going to be a very rainy day. the remnants of the system will start to appear across the northeast, so parts of new mexico anywhere from los cruces to silver city, albuquerque, you could see very heavy flooding, anywhere where there's passes or ravines, that's going to be an issue for you. very heavy rain a problem in the plains, where a lot of that moisture is pulled in by a cold front making its way that could lead to severe weather as well. down towards the south, this is
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tropical storm polo, expected to become a hurricane. missing cabo san lucas, if it starts to track a little bit more to the east, cabo san lucas is in recovery and relief efforts. that's a look at your national weather, news is coming up right after this.
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>> when it comes to technology nothing is more cutting edge than 3d printing. now one company is even building a car. let's bring in jak our science d technology editor jacob ward. >> subtractive technology, using high tech routers like the one you're seeing here.
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i'm at a san francisco technology called auto desk, pioneering additive technology you know it as 3d technology done on an industrial scale here. you're able to do things as complicated as this, a single object printed in one go yet it is a fully functioning gear. the news here is a full car has been made out of this kind of technology. the body work has all been printed in one go. >> how close are we to seeing a fully printed 3d car? >> the whole thing, the idea of a fully mechanized system is still a ways away, but this particular creation is pretty amazing. this partnership between utah desk, the oak ridge chain, a company called local motors aimed to replace the process by which you make the body, and the body is incredibly complicated. there's 35 pieces on average just in the nose of your average
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car. and each of those pieces requires a whole set of tools and dyes. the new 3d printed car can be changed on the fly. you can bang one out in 44 hours and that's because you have the ability to create these kinds of incredible shapes and incredible creativity. working with lockheed martin, to try to shrink the time it takes to build a fighter jet. lit tchotchkes or a fighter jet. >> would it reduce the cost of a car, does it cost more? does it cost more than the robotics in place? >> sure. right now the process of making that car is obviously more
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expensive than the conventional one. but the incredible list of chemical is and tool and dye makers, to be in place, all of this requires this huge chain of procurers and manufacturers all of that goes away with a single machine in 3d printing. it could be half off to create a car like that and you could be making one custom to your specifications. >> another issue we can't talk about now. the elimination of the jobs but that's a topic for another day. thank you very much jacob. >> that's right. >> a young man carrying a sword, shot six times by police. why his family says he was wrongfully killed. plus are reports of death of local bookstores greatly exaggerated? why gambling on these shops like amazon.
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11 eastern, 8 pacific. jeremy underwood spent the last year collecting trash and has turned it into art. in tonight's first person report. he talks about human debris project. >> human debris project, the building of site-specific sculptures out of debris i find on the beach and photographing their interaction with the landscape. the story behind this, i was on this beach and completely devastated with debris. trash had littered the shore line from end to end, there was this pungent smell in the area. i needed to draw attention to that beach. what i began doing was collecting debris over time and building sculptures out of it. that's where it began and grew and grew ownership time. something had to be done
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differently. taking a photograph of a devastated location, we've all seen that over and over. and building these sculptures and then leaving behind, it created a different dialogue i think. it's this commentary on the pervasion of pollution. we see this stuff every day. we see it along the road side, we see it in the waterways, we've seen it and it's becoming second nature to us. my hope is people look at these objects, these strange things they encounter along the way and they could think, what else could be done with this trash, what else could be done with this thing here. that's the purpose of art to look at things in a different way, to look at things in a more deeply complex way of negotiating things. i read recently that humans now have more effect on the, you know, on the landscape than rain. and that's a pretty unfathomable thing to think that we have so much stuff so little effect on the surface of the earth that we could overpower it in such a
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way. and so my hope is that people see these and are so curious about it that maybe they question the next piece of trash in front of them and question their whole relationship with the environment and this kind of -- this tension between nature and culture. >> photographer jeremy underwood. underwood has left his trash sculptures on the shore so visitors can discover them. "america tonight" with joie chen is next. development...
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