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join us for exclusive... revealing... and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time... talk to al jazeera, only on al jazeera america >> years of decision, a warning from missouri's governor. >> violence will not be tolerated. >> coming up, how officials are already planning for protests. along the iraqi syrian border isil are backed in a corner and show that they're willing to fight to the death. and general motors willing to cover up faulty ignition switches. what although decide who gets
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the money and how much they will get? >> pro tests could be more confrontational and violent then the demonstrations following t the august shooting. there are outlines of how they will respond after the grand jury announcement. >> the thrust of the message wases that the first responsibility of the authorities is to secure the safety of all citizens, including protesters who may come out on th the streets of
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ferguson after the announcement made after the grand jury. they're coordinating efforts of fire and ems services and the national guard who is part of the plan in ferguson and continues to be part of the contingency plan. >> these measures are not taken because we're convinced that the violence will occur but because we have responsibility to prepare for any contingencies. the public demands and i demand that. this coordinated effort will be guided from our core prints. keeping the public safe while allowing people to speak. >> over the last few months local law enforcement have been leading are leader and protesters to discuss the potential rule of engagement on the treats. these protests could become violent and large after that announcement is made. but a lot of protesters are not satisfied with what they heard from local law enforcement, and
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those efforts to bridge that gap continue. >> i'm going to spend another five or six hours tonight with a group of advocates for police and for protesters, ministers, some of our protesters, some of the folks with the title of lost voices. we don't want their voices to be lost. they have to matter here. >> in the meantime along the main drag here in ferguson businesses have been boarding up their shop, their windows in preparation for the potential that these largely peaceful protests could turn violent. there could be some elements that destroy property and looting could occur once ben. some business owners tell us they're not boarding up the windows. they're saying that they trust the community and protesters not to do that, and others say they wil democrat have a choice and insurance also not cover their businesses unless they cover up their businesses. >> we spoke with missouri state
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representative, who was critical throughout the grand jury deliberation process. >> the prosecution should have been speaking with the public on a daily basis. a lot of things should have happened haven't happened, so the opportunity for the prosecutor to do anything to, i guess, bring down the emotional responses to come have already passed. >> do you have a feeling one way or another based on an document, and whether there will be an reaction. >> i do not believe there will be an indictment and i believe there will be a severe response from the people. i think they will protests, but the protests are more organized now than on day one and two. they'll make sure to continue the fight and they'll bring the attention to the people who can
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actually make the change in the situation. they've been doing that all along. i do expect to see a tense situation. one picture that i can paint that i hope is not the case that we wake up in the morning and what we see for st. louis county is not a bunch of dead bodies. i hope the enforcement will do everything that they can, and i urge everyone to proceed with caution and stay safe. >> the representative told us that despite concerns they have made things better for the businesses and some changes have eased changes amongst proteste protesters. there have been major developments along the syrian-iraqi border. isil's leadership said it is moving more fighters towards the town of kobane. where peshmerga fighters have so far kept the town out of their reach. >> several strongholds are now on the defensive. tonight an suicide attack killed
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eight people, six are iraqi soldiers. now that iraqis have reached the town center isil is struggling to maintain control. we have this exclusive report. [ explosions ] >> reporter: when isil fights back, this is what happens. a few inch closer our camera would have been caught in this car bomb. iraqi forces say the battle for beiji will be decisive. >> we're now in the central neighborhoods of the city of beiji. this is considered to be strategic valuable because it controls the supporting lifeline of isil, stretching all the way from beiji city up to tikrit city. we've managed to sit isil's supporting lifeline. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: but that confidence is in stark contrast to how deadly isil fighters can be. this is now the reality for the fight of beiji city center.
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they're not at a stalemate but it's close. isil are using increasingly desperate tactics. including car bombs and snipers. we've seen these type of tactics before. isil fighters rarely if ever surrender. for them it's the fight to the death. now beiji city is important and it's a territory they'll want to hold on to. that means that this fight will be up tougher than where the isil fighters gave up because it's on the border of the places that they controlled. beiji is very central to them, and they're going to want to hold onto it. >> beiji oil refinery is only 15 kilometers here. it's partly controlled by isil and partly controlled by iraqi forces. just like the city itself. taking them both back could be the iraqi forces toughest fight yet. >> israeli security forces shot
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and killed a palestinian man earlier today in the midst of demonstrations in the occupied best bank. the israeli army said 150 palestinian protesters were throwing rocks and molotov cocktails outside of a camp in hebron. they were targeting israeli soldiers. people on both sides seem to be fanning the flames. prime ministeflames. >> reporter: a new victim of the simmering tensions in the occupied west bank and israel. a palestinian man was killed by a live round from israeli security forces as they broke up a protest near hebron. that led to other demonstrations in the west bank with israeli soldiers firing tear gas at demonstrators. not all protests have been violent.
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these palestinians are students at the hebrew university in occupied east jerusalem. they organize this rally against what they see as increasing mistreatment by the israeli authorities. tensions ran high when a group of far right israeli students staged their own counter protests. >> we're always--we're not allowed to do anything, and that gives a freedom of oppression. >> this feeling of oppression and unequal treatment appears to be spreading. protesters have been angered by the shooting of a palestinian teenager by the israeli police after he apparently tried to assault them. then on monday an israeli soldier and woman were killed in a separate knife attack in tel aviv and near an illegal testament in the occupied west bank. the killings were the latest of a series of attacks in the past few weeks lead to go a major
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crackdown in palestinian areas by israeli security forces. >> nowadays with the excitement generated by those who claim that we're challenging the status quo. >> but the palestinians lawmaker elected to the israeli parliament said the anger is a symptom of a much deeper problem. >> it's defined as a jewish state and gives jews lots of privileges. and the discrimination is legalized. >> whatever the case the tensions are continuing to spread and the israeli government's crackdown appears only to be making the situation worse. >> there are many issues causing the palestinian anger across the occupied east of jerusalem, parts of israel, and in the occupied west bank.
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but they are all connected to what many see as the ongoing discrimination and unequal treatment to palestinians by the israeli authorities. al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> last ebola patient in the united states was discharged today from a hospital here in new york city. dr. craig spencer is virus-free and pos poses no danger to the public. >> dr. craig was very emotional and grateful for all that has been done for him here in new york while he has been ill. he spent the bulk of his press conference stressing the importance of fighting ebola where the outbreak is still at its worst: west africa. >> hello. my name is craig spencer. >> smiles all around as the first person to be diagnosed
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with ebola in new york is now considered disease-free. >> doctor spencer picked up the ebola virus while working with doctors without borders in guinea. he had no symptoms when he first returned home. he went about his life, eating, bowling, riding the subway and taxis. three days later he was immediately admitted to belle vue. >> it is a good feeling to hug a hero. >> dr. spencer deserves our gratitude for what he chose to do to serve others, to help his fellow human being in the nation of guinea, but also to protect people around the world and
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protect people here at moment. home. >> there was a condemnation of critics of those who go to west africa. >> the message is simple. the public health system will care for you if you ever had of the misfortune to contact ebola. we applaud you. we thank you. most importantly, we have got your back. >> staff remain on guard for additional cases but there are still many being watched closely for symptoms. at this moment the city and the country are ebola free. now dr. spencer has left his home of almost three weeks, bellbel belle vue hospital. he's pointed out that although he has received some of the finest medical care in the world, that's not the case for thousands of people suffering, especially in guinea and sierra
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leone, where ebola is still on the rise. >> i urge you to focus your attention where it is most urgently needed. at the source of the ebola outbreak in west africa. thank you. [applause] >> he plays the banjo and they let him play the banjo in the room once he was feeling better. there is no word if dr. spencer is going back to west africa. but if he does, he's immune of getting ebola again. we checked with new york today, under 300 alone in this city. around the country there are hundreds more and those numbers fluctuate as people come in and out of west africa. >> that is a lot they're keeping track of. in south korea family members of those who died in the ferry.
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the ship's engineer was sentenced to 30 years in prison. 13 other crew members received sentences of 5 to 20 years. >> india's sterilization program is facing harsh criticism after eight women died from the procedure. and others are in critical condition. it's aimed at controlling the population but critics say that it unfairly targets the poor and uneducated. >> the women were taken to hospital in critical condition after complaining of severe pain and fever. all had sterilization procedures at a government health camp on saturday. they're among the 83 women who had the procedure as part of the state government's family planning campaign. >> around 55 women are critically ill, an and a medical team has been sent in along with a medical doctor and composition of more than $3,000 each will be given by the state government for the family of
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deceased women. >> there are allegations that all 83 sterilization surgeries were performed within five hours. critics say that that government is more concerned with numbers than with safety. >> an end to the target-based approach, and we demand full compensation to the women who have been victimized by this wrong policy approach. >> the government is also being criticized for giving the women $22 each as an incentive for having the surgery and using sterilization when it might not have been necessary. >> india's population is 1.2 billion and growth is 1.2% annually. that's adding 1.5 times the population of london to the population here. government says that
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sterilization is needed to keep this growth in check. india's population is set to overtake china's by 2030, but critics say the race to meet target numbers is putting people's lives at risk. >> coming up back in the united states republicans are now calling president obama's stand on net neutrality the new obamacare. that's next in power politics. some analysts say another crisis is on the way. ali velshi will explain.
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>> the obama administration has reached a deal with china.
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>> america's housing market is one of the many industries that seems to have bounced back since the great recession home prices have jumped an average of 15% nationwide since 2012. and there in lies the problem. homes are getting too expensive for potential home buyers, but that may change soon. alleyali, what are we talking about? >> i have a guy on my show a researcher by the name of richard flora, and he's reaching red flags out of housing market. he said that housing has not really recovered yet. all the barometers that are
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needed to be met have not been met jet. and another barometer, the percentage of incomes that americans spend on their homes on average because home prices are gone up, but wages have not, as we have discussed. americans still spend more than a third of their income on housing and that is up 13 percentage points in two decades. richard florida said that spells trouble. more and more households, are having a harder time affording housing, and then again this is a particularly tough situation. david, for people in reviving urban centers. >> does this mean that we could be headed to another housing bubble that is burst. >> this is interesting, i spoke with others, and they don't any
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that we are are, but richard florida thinks we are, and they're starting to commit the same mistakes. including allowing people to buy homes with less down payment, and you know, the last time around it was damaging for hom homeownership across the country. homeowner at this point is at its lowest level in two decades. it's important because owning a home is still the number one way that americans build wealth in this country. while everybody doesn't need to own a home, it is the way in which we get from one economic place in life to another. >> and it certainly is a note worthy trend. >> i've got a really fun show. from the daily show, is going to be here. he's written a new book and he's a crackup. it will be a little bit of relief from all the doom and gloom i usually have. >> you, that is going to be something to watch. ali velshi on "real money."
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thank you. >> all right, david. >> in today's power politics. 154 days until the iowa caucus, and former florida governor jeb bush has another push to run for president from his brother former president george w. bush. he is in the mid-of a book tour promoting a book about his dad, and he has promoted the potential candidacy of his brother jeb. >> this man has got a vision and can articulate it. he's good. really good. he can also give a complete speech in spanish. mmy vocabulary is about 50 words. he's not afraid of the competition should he decide to run. >> that competition could include hillary clinton. her husband, bill clinton, is now a close friend to the bush family.
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>> bill clinton, what about another bush clinton race, and my equip was, the first one didn't turn out too well. >> current occupant of the white house barack obama is on a trip to asia. when he returns back he's facing new threats of moving forward of taking action on immigration reform. if he does not take action on his own, congressman joe barton said that he would consider impeachment. >> impeachment is in the house and that's a possibility, but you still have to convict if the senate, and that would take a two-thirds vote. but impeachment would be a consideration. yes, sir. >> republicans are now also lining up to criticize mr. obama over an internet regulation policy call net neutrality. president obama returned that
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all internet traffic is treated equally with no gatekeepers and toll roads. >> the idea of net neutrality has given innovators the chance to thrive. abandoning these principles would threaten to end the internet as we know it. that's why i'm laying out a plan to keep the internet free and open. that's why i'm urging the federal communications commission d to do everything to protect internet neutrality for everyone. >> but some cable comes like verizon and comcast, they would like to create high speed toll lanes that would charge consumers for downloads charge like netflix movies. yesterday, cruz said on twitter, quote, net neutrality is obamacare for the internet.
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the internet should not operate at the speed of government. the reaction to cruz was swift. fortune magazine described cruz as confused, tech crunched his tweet was the stuffest things net neutrality you would read all day. it would not put the net in the hands of the government, nor would it dictate how much you pay for internet service. it would classify the internet so that all data would be treated questioningly. internet regulations is something could be something that congress eventually takes up. and on that issue the balance of power things could be crucial. despite republicans taking control of the senate, the representative from maine said he would still caucus with the democrats. >> caucusing is not joining a party. it's who you have launch with on tuesdays, and it's who gives you your committee assignments then you vote on how you want, which
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is what i do. >> and we end with another campaign story that involves the perspective of a three-year-old. javier nagy was taken to his home to the polls. the young boy was not allowed to vote, and that made i am upset. their conversation continued in the car. watch. >> you want to vote? >> yeah. >> you want to vote by yourself? >> yeah. >> you know there are people out there who vote and just don't? isn't that sad. [ crying ] >> exactly people who don't vote. that's terrible. and that is today's power politics. coming up, general motors plan to pay hundreds of millions of dollars by people who are hurt by faulting i nation switches. who will get that money. and google will get into the private space race.
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>> am number of deaths connected to the massive auto recall by general motors keeps climbing. g.m. launched a program to compensate the families of those who died because of a defect in millions of vehicles. so far the automaker has received hundreds of flames. >> reporter: general motors plans to send out more letters. the detroit automaker wants to inform these people about the victim compensation fund which so far has approved over 30 death claims. three months into taking in claims and the number of deaths linked to the general motors ignition switch defects continues to rise.
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so far g.m.'s victim compensation fund which is overseen by attorney kenneth feinberg has received 2,000 claims for deaths and serious injuries connected to the automaker's faulty ignition switches. 32 involved people who died because of the defect. that figure is much higher than the 13 deaths g.m. initially reported after launching a massive recall that came far too late. earlier it was disclosed that the vehicles had the potential to suddenly shut off and disable brakes, airbags and other features. but instead of taking action the automaker waited more than a decade to do anything about it. >> it's mind boggling that they didn't have a better grasp of what they were doing. >> ken's 18-year-old stepdaughter natasha and her friend were killed when the chevy cobalt they were in went
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off the road. he was one of several people who planned to sue the automaker. he decided to accept compensation for his lost. but should still face criminal charges for their actions. >> these are still young girls who should still be with us. there is no reason that they should have died in that car, and there is no reason that that car should still be on the roadways. >> of the 2.6 million vehicles recalled not even half have been fixed. g.m. estimates it will cost $400 million or more to settle claims. in may the company wases buying $35 million, more fines are more possible because it is still the focus of several federal investigations. the compensation fund will pay at least $1 million for each death claim. the fund will stop taking these claims at the end of the year, and there is a lawmaker in
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connecticut who is trying to get g.m. to lift that deadline. david? >> bisi onile-ere live in detroit. thanks for that report. let's take a deeper dive in the issue with kenneth feinberg, former adviser for the g.m. compensation fund. ken, thank you for having you on. you're more famous for being the fund administrator for '9 and the virginia tech shootings. in general what are the metrics you look at in trying to determine what the proper compensation should be? >> well, once you determine that a claim is eligible, there are certain vehicles that have this defective switch that have been subject to this program. now once a claim is eligible. once we have determined that the ignition switch is the proximate cause of the accident, we then calculate damages the same way that judges and juries do all the over this country and in every court of the lan.
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what would the victim have earned over a work life? but for the tragedy add $1 million to that for pain and suffering, and add $300,000 to that number for the surviving dependents or spouse of the victim, and there is your calculation that is used as a methodology to determine damag damages. >> is it more difficult when you're trying to figure out the damages of someone that we saw in the case, a teenage who are has not yet finished their education and their earning potential might be quite varied? >> that's right. what we do in those cases because most of these victims, you're absolutely right, they were young, teen-age drivers in their first automobile. so we automatically assume based on labor statistic numbers, bureau of labor statistics that the victim regardless of age was at least 25, earning an average
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of 25-year-old of $46,500 a year. we use that number to try to calculate the economic loss suffered by the tragedy. >> can any particular challenges that general motors bring that are different from 9/11 or the virginia tech fund? >> well, there is one challenge, and you folks have focused on it. unlike 9/11, unlike virginia tech, unlike the boston marathon, here many, many of these deaths and injuries occurred years ago, a decade ago. there is no automobile. there is no black box data from the automobile. we have to reconstruct the accident. without the automobile. using a police report from the time, photos of the accident, maintenance records showing that
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there was a problem with the automobile before the accident. we have to try and reconstruction what happened when the accident itself is long into memory. that is a hard, hard thing to do. in 9/11, as you know, we were processing claims in a matter of months. after the planes hit those buildings, and we knew pretty quickly cause and affect. >> there were almost 2,000 claims that were made against g.m. what is the key in terms of people who think that they may have had some sort of impact or lost somebody or had an injury related to this. what do they need to prove beyond there might have been some causal relationship? >> none. if somebody can show us a causal relationship, circumstantial evidence, very few claims have direct evidence. here, look at the car. that doesn't happen. it's a circumstantial case. one thing i do want to point out
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under this program we do not consider contributory negligence of the driver. i don't care if the driver was speeding, alcohol, texting, it doesn't matter. i'm not looking at the driver or the driver's negligence. all i want to know under this program what happened--what caused this accident? if you can offer some link between the switch and the accident like the airbag did not deploy despite a front-end collision, which means the power was off. if the airbag did not deploy that is very strong evidence of ignition switch failure. >> you've done this several times before. i imagine hearing these stories takes a personal toll. how do you manage to keep doing this and keep trying to help people and these companies by being in the midst of all these things?
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first of all, if asks you to did something, you do it. i do, i think millions of americans would do what i do if called on. i'm not doing what thousands of americans would do. it takes a toll. it's not designing the program or administering the claims. the real problem here that challenges the emotion, when you deal with families one-on-one, they lost kids, and all you can do is offer them money, you can't replace a loved one. you better praise yourself when you do this, the emotion, the anger, the frustration, the disappointment is very, very
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high and very, very visible, and the toughest part of this is just what you imply, the day-to-day emotional toll it takes in dealing with families that lost loved ones, that will never see them again, that tell me how their young son or daughter would have become president of the united states or the ceo of a big company or wanted to join the marines or whatever, like that a life snuffed out it's a very emotional undertaking. that's the tough part, really. >> i can only imagine. ken feinberg, again who is managing the compensation fund for general motors. ken, so good of you to join us on al jazeera america. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> let's check on other stories making headlines around america with maria ines ferre. ines. >> reporter: san diego county has been ordered to pay $3 million to the parents of a drug addict who died from an
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asthma attack while detoxing in jail. his parents sued for wrongful death. he was arrested for heroin possession. he was ordered back to jail and found dead in his cell two days later. the lava flowing towards the hawai'ien town of pahoe has reached a home. it consumed house after burning down a storage sheds. the 50 residents who have not left the town yet are being urged to evacuate. northern wisconsin, michigan, and minnesota got over a foot of snow overnight. and in the texas panhandle temperatures dropped 60 degrees were last week into the teens. the east is bracing for similar conditions later this week with temperatures expected to be as much as 40 degrees lower than average. two teens are charged after trying to steal a wagon full of girl scout cookies in maryland. two young girls told police they stepped away for a second and
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saw the thief taking their cookie stock. one of the girls chased after him and grabbed the wagon. >> this isn't a case of a prank gone bad. this guy took the wagon, stole t and it had over $100 of cookies in it. and it went to a waiting vehicle, and takes off. >> the suspects were arrested, and identified by the girls and charged with theft. >> that takes courage from those girl scouts. don't mess with the girl scouts. ines, thank you. >> thank you. >> google is getting into the space age. they signed a contract to expand research into robotics and exploring space. al jazeera's jacob ward joins us from san francisco. jake, what is google getting out of this deal other than a large facility! >> well, david, not very much. it's just a runway. it's an operation center, a couple of hangers, but then the thing you mentioned, that's right, one of the world's largest free-standing structures.
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>> hanger one, as it's known, was built in the 1930's to house blimps. it is 1300 feet long by 200 feet tall, that's just the inside. it's so enormous that on a stormy day you could close the doors and keep eight full acres of land dry. it is so big it has its own weather system. this ceiling has been known to collect fog on the right kind of day. what does one do with a 350,000-square-foot playground? oh you could have a football game or six of them simultaneously. you could invite the entire city of baton rouge, louisiana, for dinner, 225,000 people. you could, i don't know, have a nascar race inside. everybody could be in shorts. you could have dinosaur fights. nobody would know. that's the point. google likes to do things in secret, and this is the perfect place to close the doors and build anything they can think of way from the prying eyes and
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cameras from the outside world. >> it's amazing to see a google who has that much money to having access to this much space. it's just unbelievable the amount of just cheer acreage they have at their disposal. >> if anybody could stage dinosaur fights it would be google. any particular projects that are well suited to this kind of facility that google has got? >> well, google is, as i said, signing a 60--year lease. it will cost them over a $1 billion to rent this space, and they're telling nasa that they plan to give it to planetary ventures. a google subsidiary that does some robotics works, rovers, you could build a whole building in there, you know, put robot legs on it, walk it around, and nobody would know. it's the space that you could build anything in. google only up to now has been only constrained by space. the idea that the secret and heavily financed research that goes on in a place like google x
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will have this massessive playground to play with. they're undoubted will goin be building anything they can think of. >> thank you. sex crimes on campus have been getting more attention lately. but some men say they have become victims of that scrutiny. and also veteran's day across america. that's next.
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>> looking at campus sexual sought from the other side of the coin in part two, sex crimes in campus series men claim they're being discriminated against when it comes to sexual assaults on campus. we have one man's sorry. >> for allison strange it started with a phone call about her son josh. >> the phone call. the phone call. there is always that one call that you never expect to get. it was a voice that wasn't josh. he said josh has been arrested. >> you didn't know why? >> no, i had no idea. i had no idea. i'm sorry. it all just really floods back.
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the campus of auburn university, josh's dream school, turned into a nightmare. >> i go to sleep. a little while later my girlfriend woke up, she initiated it, and we started having sex, midway through she just loses it. >> josh's girlfriend called the police. who detained him for questioning. she said josh had forced himself on her. he said that she initiated the sex. >> why did you stay together after this type of accusation? >> at this point i didn't really know that there was even an accusation. it was--my understanding of everything was that it was done and it was over. >> we're join bid christof. tell us about title nine, and how it effects the situation. >> well, title nine is putting pressure on schools to really crackdown on sexual assault or lose their federal funding. but what's happening as a result of that is because too far colleges feel this pressure, that it's creating these hearings on campus that act very
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differently than they would in a criminal court. for instance, a lot of these students don't have proper representation, or they can't afford lawyers. people who are presiding over the hearings are not lawyers at all. they're not judges. they're not trained in law. >> because they're not criminal proceedings. it's just a hearing to determine if the student should be allowed to stay on campus. >> exactly. but what happens with a lot of these students once they expelled that stigma follows them. there has been a surge of students who are suing the colleges, suing back, and it cost cost the colleges millions of dollars. >> do they need to do anything to defend themselves genes these potential lawsuits by having better policies in place. >> that's what lawyers are arguing, we're not sure what is going to happen, but that's certainly the case. >> christof, thank you very much. you can see more on this piece
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tonight "sex crimes on campus" airs tonight at 9:00 eastern only on al jazeera america. ness across the united states americans pause to honor those who have served their nation in uniform. [ drum roll ] >> vice president joe biden layed a wreath at the too many of the unknown. and in new york city thousands of people lined fifth avenue for the annual veteran's day parade. veterans were also honored at a parade in louisville, ken en,where three medal of honor recipients parted. and in new orleans veterans and their families took part of a ceremony at the national world war ii museum. in other parts of the world today marks the anniversary of the end of world war i. france's president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown
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soldier, and in canada, a victim of a shooting attack was honored during a ceremony in ottawa, and a plume was planted in the sea of poppies at the tower of london. there are more than 888,000 poppies, each one represents a life lost during world war i. new outrage in mexico, 43 students who disappeared after the country's attorney general said he had had enough. the comment that protesters are now capitalizing on. that's next. and then it's "real money with ali velshi." >> coming up if you own a home, brace yourself. i'll tell i couldn't america could be headed to another housing crisis. plus the daily show's fake correspondent gives me real perspective on growing up in america. that's tonight on "real money."
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>> jonathan betz reports. >> i believe my plan was excedrin pm and colt .45. >> onstewar >> jon 1912 wate stuart is full of punch lines. but his next feature is not for laughs. it's called "rose water" debuting friday the movie is inspired by a harrowing story of a canadian iranian journalist who traveled to iran to cover the country's elections. [ yelling ] >> he was in tehran documenting the riots over the outcome of the voting. while there he was interviewed by the daily show. it was a comedy sketch about the elections. this is a clip that was shown on comedy central. >> we headed to the coffee shot
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for a clandestine meeting. why was his country so terrifying? >> in one word, misunderstanding. >> shortly after he was arrested by iranian police. the charge that he was spying against the country. he was jailed and it was there he says he was beaten and brutalized by an interrogator he called rose water because of the accident of his cologne. rose water cites his appearance on the daily show as evidence. >> americans and irans have a lot of things in common more than differences. >> this is a comedy show. >> bahari said he was forced to make a false confession on tv. he was released after four months in prison. he wrote a best-selling book about his secret called "then they came for me." from the book came the movie one directed by jon stewart, one that looks at iran's war against the press. >> jonathan betz with that
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report. >> john, why did you decide to do this? >> as the definition of journa journalist expands, the regimes of more and more people, iran, turkey, egypt, the united states has its way of putting pressure on journalists. this is happening. >> you were a journalist journalist who covered other people's stories. you go to prison. you write a book. you get a movie. what's this been like for you? >> it's been a little bit strange, to put it mildly, because usually when they make films about people, it's usually about nelson mandela, they're usually dead to start with. and then people of mandela's stature. the good thing, i'm not dead. but i'm not mandela. it's been weird. >> give us your reaction to what is going on with journalists
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around the world, especially our friends in al jazeera. >> we have a friend who does a satirical show similar to mine in egypt who was arrested, he was harassed and driven off the air and can no longer do thinks show--do his show there. this is the government that came in and said we're going to listen to the will of the people, yet it won't allow the people to speak up. they've arrested three of your colleagues. the trial is to talk about absurdity, the evidence they present is footage of raina arabian horses and bits and pieces of found footage and has no bearing on anything. there is no accountability for what is going to happen to them. they have families who are powerless to get them out. this is allies of the united states. we give them 1.5 billion a year in aid, there has to be a method to get these political prisoners who are being held, to
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get them visibility, and hopefully enough pressure on these regimes to get them released. there is no purpose in it. there is no purpose in it. these people have done nothing. >> you can see more of the interview tonight at 8:30 and 11:30 eastern right here o on al jazeera america. journalist who is risk their lives to uncover corruption and abuse around the world are being honored today. amnesty international is hosting it's 23rd media awards. the awards are given in excellence of human rights reporting and contribution. peter gresta wases honored, and his brother spoke. >> we're extremely frustrated that he's still there. he's not a terrorist. he has never had an axe to grind or a political barrier to push. he never sought the limelight and always made the story the centerpiece of his work. he's an award-winning journalist
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who was on his first trip to egypt merely doing thinks job. >> peter gresta is serving a seven-year sentence even though the court do not find any evidence. >> anti-government groups are demanding action after 43 students from taken from the city in september. mexico'mexico is holding investigation even though gangs have admitted to killing them. comments went viral and sparked outrage.
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maria ines ferre is back with that. >> the attorney general later tried to explain he hadn't sleep in 40 hours when he said he had had enough. protesters are using his comments as a rallying cry saying they've had enough of their government. mexican are posting with the hashtag in spanish, they say they're tired of impunity in their country. this youtube video shows what is supposed to be a policeman, a kidnapper, ands wills a corrupt politician. the characters in this video basically say that because of mexican' indifference they're able to keep operating. the video ends with the student saying enough, i'm tired. international students in the u.s. are also protesting. >> students were harvard. >> mit. >> boston university. >> we're tough. >> we stand in solidarity. >> we want justice. >> the world is watching. >> the world is watching. >> more than 100 students recently took part in this video
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highlighting the 43 missing students and estimated 20,000 people that have disappeared in mexico over the last eight years. i spoke to three of the students in boston who created this video. >> our shared experience in this is that we've all had enough of having justice systems that is not giving justice. and we've had enough corruption and violence and pain. for us right now it's beyond hope. it's a demand. this is a case where there has to be justice. >> those students are also asking for more involvement from the international community to guarantee transparency in this case. >> interesting stuff, maria ines ferre, thank you very much. i'm david shuster. "real money with ali velshi" is up next. ali has fascinating report of the possibility of a housing issue ahead.
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and some say that is a real fear. we have more on the documentary conducted by jon stewart. that's again in the 8:00 and 11:00 hours tonight. i'm david shuster. thanks for watching. it is america versus china in a race for global trade partners. i'll look at whether free trade kills jobs or creates them. also, is america headed for another housing crisis? i'm looking at the red flags right now. plus, anything goes as i try to talk about real issues with a fake news correspondent. the daily show joins me right here tonight. this is real

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