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s. ready to good out. good morning. welcome to "al jazeera america." . the deadline is fast approaching in vienna for talks over iran's nuclear program. the u.s. and five other nations have only eleven hours left to secure a deal. something terri of state john kerry has been race from meeting to meet. still foagreement. >> iran is trying to convince world 4s drop the sanctions f they don't make a deal, the sanctions could become even more severe. we have team coverage for you this morning. nick schifrin tracking the reaction from jerusalem. joan a, where do we stand right now? >> reporter: well, i will tell you what what we are hearing on the ground here in vienna, a
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number of reports quoting western glom attic sources saying there simple isn't the time to conclude a deal here before the monday, midnight deadline, that the parties are going to adjourn these talks, walk away from them essentially, a so-called stop the clock option in diplomatic speak. low-level conversations will continue for a number of weeks before they reconvene at some point in december at a venue yet to be decided. >> that's what we are hearing. no official announcement has been made to that effect yet. the p5 plus 1 ministers, the six international powers are meeting as we speak with their iranian counterpart, foreign minister zarif. i can tell you one member of the u.s. press traveling with secretary of state john kerry says they have been told to pack their bags for an early evening departure. >> jonah, explain why this is imports for all of the world powers to strike that deal with
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iran. >> reporter: the world powers are looking to limit iran'sability to break out, so-called, and build out a newark weapon. they insist it's solely for civilian energy use. they want to avoid a return to the situation a year and a half or so ago when there was deep tension over iran's nuclear program and threats of a possibility of war by both the united states and israel. for iran, of course, these talks are no less important. their economy have been crippled by sanctions that have been in place for well over eight years now. oil and banking sanctions. they desperately want relief from. >> jonah, what happens if they do not formally extend the talks? >> reporter: the well,
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worst-case scenario, let us imagine, which nobody is talking about, i should add, if the talks are not extended, if the talks are deemed to be a failure, well, then, conservatives on both sides, both in the united states and iran, would react. the u.s., republicans, we know, are sitting on plans to enact yet more sanctions on iran and in iran, itself, the rhetoric would escalate. the reformist modrists would lose ground. the nuclear program would be escalated and we can quickly see a spiral back, as i say to, to that talk of 18 months or so ago of war. >> the u.s. congress not about to get any friendlier. >> i didn't know, good morning to you. israel is particularly concerned about the outcome of these talks. so what's prime minister netanyahu been saying?
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>> reporter: critics would not require iran to dismantle the nuclear i know from a structure t would probably en shine it to a low and controlled level. prime minister netanyahu, israel, as well as alneys congress object to that. they want an iran that cannot enrich any uranium today or in the future. ♪net has been leading that charge for over a decade now. he spoke to abc's this week yesterday. >> it's important that there won't be a bad deal. a bad deal would enable iran to remain with thousands of centrifuges which it could use to enrich uranium which is what you need for a nuclear bomb. it could do so in a very short time. the key principle is this the. don't dismantle sanctions before you dismantle iran's capacity to make a nuclear bomb. >> senior israeli officials involved with this tell me they
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know that the deal that's on the table will allow iran to keep at least a few thousand centrifuges. what they are trying to urge the u.s. and western officials negotiating is to try to get the best deal possible, morgan, as low number of centrifuges, that breakout time that jonah mentioned, the time iran would take to get a bomb if it decided to make a bomb to be many years rather than the 12 months that the u.s. is aiming for as well as a third component. limit iran's ability to research and advance centrifuges. >> israel wants no uranium, but hold a minute. backtrack. why is there such animosity between israel and iran? >> reporter: the animosity goes way back, obviously. as we know, most recently, the ayotollah release add tweet, nine reasons why israel should be eliminated and why and how. he goes into depth about how
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there should be elections among palestinians. this is example, according to israel, of the rhetoric that comes out of iran. those israeli officials whom i am speaking to about the talks, they say this isn't probably a nuclear weapon or a possible nuclear weapon. this is about iran's desire to create intercontinental ballistic missiles, about iran's support for 4578as and hezbollah, both who are enemies offis. israel wants to limit the ability to support hezbollah and hamas. nick schifrin joining us live from jer uselel. thank you for being with us. >> in washington, president obama expressing optimism when asked about those efforts to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with iran. >> i am confident if we reach a deal that is verifiable and assure that iran does not have breakout capacity, that not only
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can i persuade congress but i can persuade the american people it's the right thing to do. >> our senior washington correspondent, mike viqueira has been tracking the developments. it would be miss that deadline in vienna, make it more difficult for the president and the white house further down the road. >> i think so, especially with regard to domestic policy here in washington. the president has said repeatedly and he said it again yesterday, he won't sign a bad deal, what he regards as a bad deal but that's not give in for a lot of republicans in congress and even some democrats, truth be told. >> it's something that would scuttle those talks without a doubt. >> mike, switching gears, the
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president, if you willer brush man in chief selling his new immigration plan, pushing congress to accept that one. >> the fight over immigration looms. the anger on the side of republicans did not dissipate at all. they vow to fight back. here is the problem republicans have, del. they have to come up with a unified strategy. as of right now, don't have a battle plan. president obama says he was forced to act because of repeated failures by the house to pass immigration reform. in an interview with abc news, he shrugged off criticism by house speaker john boehner that he is acting like an emperor by temporarily shielding millions of undowd immigrants from deportation. >> my response is: pass a bill. it didn't happen because the speaker would not call the bill for a vote in the house. >> with the focus on deporting fell options and criminals, president obama moved forward with his executive action that
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would allow illegal immigrants who have lived in the united states for at least five years and who have children who are in the united states legally to come out of the shadows. >> what it allows us to do is to say to folks who have been here for a while, register. we are going to submit -- you are going to submit to a criminal background check. >> republicans, coming out in force on sunday, say the president has overstepped his power, even calling his actions illegal. >> there is no legal authority to do what he's doing. >> i think this is a bit of a threat to our democracy, number 1, it was illegal for the president to do this. >> g.o.p. lawmakers and potential 2016 presidential candidates have promised to respond but remain short on specifics with some exceptions. >> i think we should censure the president of the united states. >> the incoming majority leader should announce if the president implements this lawless amnesty, that the senate will not confirm any executive or judicial nominees. >> that might include loretta
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lynch, the president's pick to replace eric holder. >> senator cruz raised the possibility of another government shutdown. >> the second constitutional power we've got is the power of the purse, and we should fund one at a time the critical priorities of the federal government. >> del, the two sides are on a collision course. the first deadline here, december 11th. >> that's when a new spending bill has to pass congress in order to keep the government open. and, yes, there is still talk now that republicans will try to force the president's hand. >> could lead to a government shutdown. del? >> mike vick vick. >> as alternates in washington, mike, thank you very much. >> del, this morning, two nato soldiers were killed in an attack in afghanistan. the military convoy was hit in kabul. local police say it was stoovpd a bicycle country past the end of the year. live from kabul, charles, good
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morning to you. tell us: what happened during this attack? >> reporter: with respect to to the two soldiers, this is traditional for nato forces to give very little information away. they say that that, in fact, did happen. we have very little details. we did hear of an attack on a convoy of foreign forces that were moving out of an area called district 9 inside kabul inside this morning. there were reports of an afghan civilian and what was described as a foreign civilian injured in those attacks. as i say, here in kabul, we have very little information with respect to the -- any kind of attack on isef forces. what has happened is certainly if americans are involved, the families in the states will be contacted and then more information will be given by
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isaf to reporters, to journalists here in kabul, but certainly, as you say, it highlights the kind of security difficultics we are having here it obviously comes a day after this nam vote in the afghan parliament to go ahead with foreign forces staying here to train afghan forces and foreign force troop withdrawal continues. >> charles, you mentioned this information between families and states. what's interesting is that afghan intelligence is blaming the hokani network. why is that? what evidence do they have so far? >> reporter: well, afghan insurgents are blaming the hakani network that happened around about 24 hours ago now. more than 60 people killed, a suicide bomber walking into a volleyball tournament in that part of afghanistan, southeast of kabul, seemingly targeting
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local police forces. we hear there were a number of local police who were killed in that attack, a couple of expanders were killed. there were two hedges that were sentence from kabul to pull out some of the wounded that were treated in military hospital here a massive amount of people as well brought in for blood donations, and, yes, it was almost 24 hours later when the afghan intelligence agency said that they were blaming the hakani network for this. the network is tightly affiliated with the taliban and al-qaeda. there have been no announcement of responsibility from the hakane network. the americans here certainly say they describe this network as being the most resilient of all of the armed groups operating here in afghanistan. >> still a lot to uncover. charles stratford, thank you for being with us. >> now to ferguson, missouri. the grand jury there set to reconvene this morning. it is looking that the possible indictment in the shooting death of michael brown by police on
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sunday. a lot of residents seeking peace at church and on the streets. protesters are calling for officer darren wilson to be charged. the grand jury could come any day. john terrett is live in clayton, missouri where they are set to meet. the protesters out again last night. what's the feeling on the ground this morning? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, del. good morning, morgan. protesters blocking a st. louis intersection in a neighborhood of the city last night, and at one points over the weekend, it looks as though the grand jury decision would be handed down sometime on sunday. it became clear that wasn't going to happen. now, on monday, the grand jury is meeting again in the st. louis suburb of clayton where we are speaking to you from this morning. it has, you might say, been a rollercoaster of a weekend for the people of ferguson. ♪ >> church leaders speaking from the pulpit on sunday called for
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peace. >> non-violence is the way. >> reporter: the community is bracing itself for a grand jury to decide whether to indictment darren wilson. in ant it'spation, barricades are going up around the st. louis county justice center where the grand jury will meet. >> i feel sorry for these people because they know if they walk out of that grand jury room and have not indicted, they may have created a massive riot in their city and maybe throughout the united states. >> the attorney for the brown family questions the fairness of the whole process. >> i have no doubt if they were to indictment the police officer, he would be guaranteed his full constitutional rights of notices until proven guilty. he would get every benefit of the doubt. i don't worry about the due processes for officer wilson. i worry about a due process for the little black boy dead on the ground. >> over the weekend, michael brown brown's father showing gratitude by delivering turkeys to people who live in the apartment complex near where his son was killed.
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>> show my love back where the people looked out for my son by putting it on social media to expose what's happening over here in this community. we appreciate it, man. for real. >> even in sunday's steady rain, people came to pay tribute to the teen at a makeshift memorial. >> it's moving. >> in a tents a few yards from mike brown's memorial, capp daniels is serving food to keep ferguson fit. that's how cat sees her neighbors now ever since the event did of last august. >> we have been out here for 107 days. i didn't know any of these people when i first came out here. but i know at this point, that these are the people who have my back. >> cat says the food is fueling the fight for change, justice, and... >> tonight on the menu, we have hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw. >> strength to gear up for what in turn out to be a long fight.
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>> cat daniels comes from a big military family, del. her husband was a boiler engineer in the navy. they have served this country all over the united states. she said to her husband when they moved to ferguson, what have you brought me to? meaning difficult con tentious that exists between the african community and the police. she is trying to change that as you saw. >> different facets. are city officials worried about keeping the peace should -- and we hope emphasize should protests break out this week? >> reporter: yeah. well no one knows what's going to happen, of course. they are very worried about it, and i think it is playing in to all of the decision making here in clayton where we are right now where the grand jury meets and particularly in ferguson. i will tell you, the police think that unlike in august, if there is any protesting, it will be all over st. louis county not just in ferguson. now, the jennings school district is closed. >> that's very close to ferguson. there will be no school there this week. we are pulling up to thanksgiving now. snow on the forecast today.
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all of that, i think, factors into when this decision will be handed down. no word when that will be. it could be even as late as january. >> we have been reporting that there could be protests in as many as 100 cities across the u.s. john terret for us live in clayton, missouri. thank you very much. stay with us because coming up at 7:50, we will talk to wendy patrick, about when we might expect the decision by the grand jury. morgan? >> two cleveland police officers under investigation after the shoot death of a 12-year-old boy. police say tamir rice was waving an air gun but officers mistook it for a real firearm so they shot the boy when he refused to put up his hands. in their defense, the police say they got a call that the gun might have been fake but that message never actually made it to those officers. civil rights leaders are demanding an investigation into the police shooting of a man here in new york. activists have put up wanted posters at the brooklyn housing community where akai do you
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recalley who shot him. an officer who shot him was a rookie, on the force .18 mores. the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. it is still bad to be in buffalo. the worry shifting from the snow to flooding. more than seven feet of snow that piled up last week is starting to melt. temperatures are rising. a lot of rivers and storm drains could be overwhelmed. officials are warning it could be worse if, if you can believe it, than the snow. >> flooding, in my opinion, is worse than dealing with snow. floods are much more dangerous and disstructive than people think. >> flood warnings in effect now for the entire regionons. officials are saying they should get anything valuable out of your basement just in case. they say you should be prepared to evacuate if you have to. >> ready to evacuate. let's bring in nicole mitchell to find out just how much rain they might be getting. nicole. >> warmth morning. >> tas huge warm-up. >> that's causing problems, adding that heat to the snow
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that's out there. so in the northeast in general, we have had band after band of rain, some of the main core, a little bit more across the great lakes. from places like buffalo, we have already seen about a quarter inch over the last two days, i would say the rest of today, maybe a 10th to quarter more of an inch coming across. >> that's not a ton of rain. but it's adding to the wet snow and all of the temperatures that are melting all of this, so as high as 60 degrees. that's going to melt things off pretty quickly. we have a lot of snow to melt. a lot of moisture. then the temperatures drop back down after a system that's starting to move in. in the meantime, all of those flooding concerns. now, i mention that system that's moving in. not only that brought rain to the northeast. more rain to the great lakes but on the back side of this, high winds, falling temperatures. so places like milwaukee and chica chi chicking ao. winds gusting to 35 miles per hour. but as that know shifts through the day road conditions are going deteriorate. >> after the melt comes the its. nicole mitchell
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>> thank you very much. we are less than 11 hours away from the deadline for a nuclear deal well iran. >> there is late word coming that the talks may continue into next month. we will get perspective from joe costa next. >> dozens of after shocks rattling japan this morning, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake has destroyed dozens of homes and now there is new worries that even more could be damaged. >> the wells are running dry in california. some homes there left with the no water for drinking, ing, or even bathing. the emergency efforts to meet the needs for a basic necessity. >> three trillion, $200 billion, that's our big number of the day. >> we will tell you why 2014 could be the best year for corporate deals since before the recession.
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today's's big number, 3,200 billion dollars, the value of worldwide corporate mergers this year. >> leading the list is healthcare, $438,000,000,000 worth of deals so far. >> 14% of all of the merger activity this year. corporate deals on track to reach their highest level since
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2007. >> washington, d.c. is remembering marion barry who survived a scandal and served four terms as the city's mayor. a candlelight vigil was held and his death was announced sunday morning. no word yet on plans for the funeral and memorial service but barryts spokesperson says we can expect something board. >> hours to go before the deadline. so far no deal to go. secretary of state john kerry pushing to extend those vienna talks. we understand that is happening. we are hearing from western officials that will likely happen and will continue next month. joe costa is a senior associate at the cohen group, and a director of the non-proliferation group. joins us from washington, d.c. mr. costa, good morning. it looks like all sides aren't going reach that deal before midnight. was the time frame realistic? >> the purpose of the deadline and time frame here is to ensure
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that actions are going to take place. you don't want talks to drag on indefinitely. and so overall, this took about a year for negotiations to take place from the original six-month agreement and is extended by six months more. i think it was a reasonable time frame. however, what i really believe it drives home is how difficult some of these issues are. the u.s. and iran have not had diplomatic relations for more than 30 years now. it goes to show there is a large gap in terms of trust and just how difficult some of these issues are. >> one of those big issues is israel. israel is worried after the deal is he knewpired, iran is going to go back to go debuilding inf structures. saying they want a double-digit time frame. what exactly does israel wants? >> well, what israel wants is to make sure that under any sort of arrangement, iran will not have a quick pathway to the bomb and that iran will not have the nuclear infrastructure in place where it could very quickly, upon a political decision, be able to acquire a nuclear weapon. what they are looking for is
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the. arrangement that the p5 plus 1 is really pushing for, which is to ensure that all of the possible pathways to a potential iranian nuclear weapon are closed off, specifically, this is going to have to focus on the covert route, not the declared enrichment facilities that the international atomic energy agency are monitoring. really, one of the large aspects of this arrangement that is under discuss and being worked out is the. verification and monitoring mechanics that have to be in place which would unquestionably be the most intensive for any country under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty thattion have to abide by in order to assure the international community that it's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. >> i want to ask you about russia. they are the wild card these days, unpredictable. so does it behoof tehran to delay, to put things off? is? >> i think this is exactly the type of question some hard line
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iranians are asking themselves right now which is: which is. . this set of sanctions that have been put in place is largely being held together by the united states's coalition partners hoping that companies continues to abide by them. but iran can sit back and say, at what point in time does this co al listing break down? at what point in time do chinese or russian companies decide they are going to do more and more business with us? and can we test that proposition? and so by letting these talks drag on without making any movement while trying to increase trade with these countries, i think that's exactly the type of question. in the neevenling 98 winter olympics, many residents have been forced into shelters.
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41 people have been injured. more than 50 homes have already been destroyed. >> when you walk out the door this morning, you had to say, wow. the northeast is warming up so far. >> just a little bit. nicole mitchell is here to join us with that. >> today is the warm day and then a little snapback to reality. >> that's how it works outs. it's snapping back to reality in the midwest with falling temps. some will freeze on the roads. going to make a slick mess. but as we get ahead of this next system, what's going happen, we have a huge warm-up of the coastline shooting 10, 20s degrees warmer than it has been already this morning. houston, fi51, much warm irin n york at 60. temperatures have warmed up 20 degrees since yesterday. some, philadelphia, 71. >> would tie a record. we could see some records fall before everything changes again. >> record setting. thanks, nicole. >> well, tas move that threatens to further ignite tensions with the palestinians. >>isi cabinet approvaling a bill
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that will does he have fines israel as a jewish statend. >> u.s. weapons in the hands of isil. there is a new report out that says iraqi forces may be letting that happen. imran khan is on the ground in baghdad with the latest from the battlefield. >> an apartment building collapses in chicago. the people and the animals rescued from that wreckage. they are still talking about it this morning, the amazing thing that set a fire. caught in our global net.
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good morning. welcome back to "al jazeera america." ahead in this next half hour, isil training children to fight as soldiers. we are going to be live in baghdad as an effort to stop the
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group and progress is being made. california leaving some taps bone dry. a new bus in the road fueled by -- get this -- -- human and food waste. >> let's get a look at our latest headlines this morning. a western diplomat tells access talks over iran's nuclear program likely to be distended into november. the deadline was a few hours away. secretary of state john kerry is holding meetings. six global powers are trying to convince iran to cut back its nuclear program in exchange for fewer economic sanctions. if ferguson grand jury, a is set to reconvene today. darren wilson is facing charges in the death of michael brown. businesses are preparing for unrest. israeli cabinet approved a bill calling israel the jewish
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state of the people saying it will guarantee equality for all citizenship. >> not surprise with that move, stirring some debate about israel's future, nick schifrin who tracks developments for us in the middle east. nick, this would not be the first time israel has defined itself as a jewish state. so why, this time, is it ruffling so many feathers? >> reporter: yeah, del, i think that's an important question that, let's just go through the list here of why israel is already jewish. 75% of the population is jewish. the national anthem is focused on judaism, the jewish star of david, the state symbol is the minnorah. the founding document says the greater israel is to be known as the state of israel. clearly, this is not the first time that israel has done this. the difference here is and this is why this is ruffling so many feathers is that there is a sense that this effectively downgrades 20% of the population
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that is palestinian/israeli. advocates say it needs to be enshrined in those customs but a basic lawf. >> will guarantee that the courts, as well, have to take into account, but so many people within israel, within netanyahu's coalition, as well as palestinians angered by this. >> why is prime minister netanyahu doing this? is it all chocked up, i guess, to internal politics? >> reporter: yeah. i think mostly, it's internal politics. what he says publicly, he told the cabinet yesterday that the bill is a response to critics, both inside and outside israel who question the country's right to exist. but most analysts i speak to say it's about internal politics. ♪net is perhaps pushing toward an election or about to be pushing toward an election. this bill is so controversial within his coalition, it might bring the coalition down seems to be a bad thing on its face.
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actually analysts say he will be seen as defending israel as a jewish state for his allies, for his base on the right, his opponents will be voting against it. so this really sets him up well for an election in the next couple of months. >> nick, we are understanding that just moments ago, there was a response from the palestinian leadership on this potential jewish state. what are they saying? >> yeah. this is the a septemberiment statement released by the palestinian foreign ministry but echoed by those 20% of palestinian israelis as well as jerusalem, palestinyajz who live in jerusalem. the statement says this bill would quote bring down the curtain on all efforts to revive negotiations between thei israelis and it risks quote calling for a religious war." that's the kind of sentiment you hear. i think it's imports to put it in perspective. by merpercentage, there are mon palestinian israels who live in
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israel than african-americans who live in the united states. so many neil bill makes them second-class citizens. >> nick schifrin, thank you very much. >> to talk more about that, we bring in do you go waxman a professor of political science at northeastern university. he is also at its middle east center. professor, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> first off, are there really any practical implications, or is this a symbolic gesture? >> at this stage, this is a very early form of the bill. we have to wait to see what it will look like when it is passed by the kinneset. but it could have practical implications concerning the arab minority in israel. what the bill could provide for is to ensure that collective rights for israel's arab minority are not enacted or not improved within israel and that
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future pieces of legislation have to be based upon jewish law. so potentially, there could be very serious legal consequences down the line. >> what's interesting, dov, i was struck by there are more palestinians there than there are african-americans in the states. he mentioned some of the opposition. it's not only coming from the left in israel but also ing from within netanyahu's coalition. they are saying this could ruin the democracy. how so? >> well, the current version of the bill, which, as i say, may
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>> one minute before we go, you know, you are saying this prioritizes jewishness over the democracy. that ham people wondering: why does israel need a law that deals with the religious identity of its citizens? >> it identifies with the state of israel stating that it's a jewish state and that it's purpose is to serve collective jewish self determination. as your reporter indicated, i think this is really unnecessary because israel's jewish identity is reflected in a host of laws already and a declaration of index. this is really in part more about netanyahu's own political needs than it is responding to any real challenge. there is a long-standing concern otisisi right concerning the status of israel's arab minority. in a sense, this is saying them remain equal citizens but not have any kind of collective rights within israel. >> a strong message. dov waxman, always a pleasure to
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have you with us. thank you for joining us. turning to the fight guess isil, iraqi forces taking control of two towns supported by shia militia. militia. the un is saying they are training fighters and there is corruption inside the iraqi army. "new york times" reporting some weapons from the u.s. are making their way to the black market. some are now said to be in the hands offis ill. imran khan r iraqi forces making gains. tell us where the fight stands this morning. >> reporter: in diallah prove incident, there have been fierce clashes since isil took over parts of that prove incident. fighting from the south, come from baghdad, the iraqi army and shia militias took a town. they took the town, raised the
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flag there and fanned out into countryside to try to clear the little towns and villages that remained there from the north, the iraqi kurdish peshmerga forces took the town of jellola and they pushed out isil fighters. this is being seen as a success. the operation is not over but it is already burlington northern being seen as a success. also, del, this might be a blueprint for future fights because this was iraqi airstrikes in cooperation with the kurdish peshmerga forces, shia militia and the raek army. >> may be a blueprint for fights they face in other parts as well. >> the pentagon asking congress for about $13,000,000,000 to provide more weapons to the iraqi government. with these new reports coming out about corruption, how is this going to affect that proposal? >> corruption is a big issue here in iraq.
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the prime minister this morning sack add number of military generals he accused. not directly but indirectly had accused of not acting in the international interest for that corruption. it is being tackled here it is a very big issue. but the types of corruption are manifold. you have here in the iraqi army a number of ghost soldiers, people who are being paid that simply aren't turning up or showing up the to do the work. the iraqi has said a lot of these soldiers are people who haven't been able to rejoin their unit. >> money is going somewhere. also, you mentioned there about the idea that american weapons have gone missing and they are being sold on the black market. that's an age old problem here in iraq. a number of weapons that the americans have supplied over the last 11 years have gone on to the black market have they found their way to isil fighters? anybody can buy a weapon. it is very conceivable that may well have happened. so there is -- everybody is very aware of this idea of corruption, but it's something
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that the government wants to do something about when they are able to remains another question. >> imran khan, live in baghdad. thank you very much. friends and family of rockman kathag are remembering the aid worker killed by isil, kasig. excuse me. they gathered for a memorial. he had studied political science at butler. he was 26 years old when he was killed by isil earlier this morning after being held hostage for more than a year. >> it looks like the presidential election in tunisia will go to a run-off since exit polls say no can data won a majority. the two leading candidates. the country's first free and democratic election. official the results are expected in the next few days. in washington, thousands of e-mails connected to a scandal with the irs have reportedly been recovered. a spokeswoman for the agency's watchdog says they were found on baku tapes. the agent see thought the easily were completely lo lost when
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lois lerner's hard computer crashed. >> officials it will hope heavy rains will bring a little bit of relief from the drought. they say every drop counts. >> del, that's especially true in one small community near fresno. as jennifer london found out, many wells have already run dry. >> these people are out of water. they are out of water. they just recently went out of water. >> if water is life, the small community of east porterville, california, is dying. turn on the tap in j. c. coates' bathroom. >> you don't want to look in there? >> across the street, in jane topia's kitchen? >> we don't have water for washing clothes, dishes or bathing. >> when we first reported this story in early september, 1300 people, nearly 20% of the town's population, had no running
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water. >> how are you living like this? is this any way to live? >> no. it's not. but what are you going to do? >> now, a bad situation has gotten worse. close to 4,000 people, more than half of the population, are without water. most residents here have private wells with little rain over the last three years, those wells are dry. >> andrew, do you think the county should have stepped in earlier and helped out residents before it has gotten to this point? >> are things moving as fast as we would like them to? no. what it comes down to is drought is not a traditional. disaster. normally when you think of hundreds or thousands of homes impacted, you are thinking of things like earthquakes and fires and floods. drought is impacting people in their homes. so we don't have any regulatory oversight. we don't have any real challenge there of adapting things as we go. we were never designed to deal with this type of ongoing, slow-moving disaster. >> it makes me think of how
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people can do this to people. the thing to me was, some of the people just didn't have a voice. they didn't know where to turn. >> many are now turning to long time resident donna johnson. with the help of joe nations, she has been delivering water to her neighbors. >> have you got barrels to put water in? for the past three months, they have been delivering bottled water to residents and every other day, the fire department fills this 5,000 gallon tank. you can't drink this water. but it can be used for bathing and ing toilets. >> i watched people, they are nothing, they are taking their kids and bathing them in a little bucket. >> with winter approaching, county officials are worried about people taking cold water bucket showers. the solution: 26 mobile showers. if you look inside, you can see a private shower stall with hot running water, and they also have a private changing area. if you come outside and you come down these steps, they have also set up a sink area, and this is so people can come and brush their teeth. they have a mirror set up here
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for shaving. and there is also hot running water here and that is very important. don't think that just because this is california, that it doesn't get cold here in the winter. >> you will see overnight lows getting down into the mid or low 20s on some nights. so what we are trying to do is provide for the basic human needs, make sure they can take a warm shower and be comfortable, give them some normalcy as this disaster continues. >> i worry so much. it's a terrible struggle. i'm sorry. >> most residents and even the county can't afford to drill deeper wells, which means all anyone can do now is wait for the rain and bottled water to arrive. jennifer london, al jazeera, east porterville, california. >> forecasters are hopeful weather patterns are changing, meaning more snow this winter. >>, they say, is the only way to refresh underground water supplies. >> they are worried about flooding in buffalo. so changing patterns. two people in critical condition this morning. this is what happened. their apartment building clavptsed at chicago.
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overnight, fire fighters rescued the pair and dare their dog. some narz said they heard a boom and the building came down. investigators say they are trying to figure out what happened. >> del, investigate are looking into driver fatigue as the cause of a deadly tour bus crash in northern california. one man died. another 31 were hurt. >> accident happened sunday morning on the i-5 as the bus was headed from los angeles to washington state. but what's interesting is that earlier on that day, that same exact bus had crashed into a restaurant but thankfully, no one was hurt. >> let's take a look at some of
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the other stories. >> what would it be? it is said the pastor in chicago gave fellow churchgoers $500 to do something positive for anyone, even if it was themselves. what would you do? >> give it to charity. several charities i support but i think it's a great gesture for the church to do that. this time of year when we are supposed to be giving thanks, it's nice to hear the regiason r the season. some, everybody talking about this, calling this one of the greatest cashes if if not the greatest. sports illustrated saying so, the catch made by new york giants wide receiver odell beckham. he had the catch. >> look at that. >> but dallas won the game. the internet abuzz with words and photo shop images. take a look. >> that's the catch. look at this. this one is the creation of david and the paint that hangs
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at the sistine chapel. another, reach to go catch a baseball saying this could have been different. it shows odell beckham slamming al la. >> ballet. >> photo shop anything you want. >> super smooth. you wouldn't need to photo shop that. >> when we come back, the grand jury in the case of the police officer who shot and killed michael brown. >> could it be taking matters into its own hands and ignoring the law? wendy patrick joins us live next. >> the flood waters inundating morocco. dozens feared dead. others missing. fears that it could get worse. >> a ugly fish caught on camera deep under the sea in batswana. make sure you stay with us.
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in northern california. >> it captures with its fangs. a light pole attached to its forehead. >> in ferguson missouri, the grand jury could reach a decision any time now in the shooting death of michael brown. >> panel expected to reconvene after taking the weekend off. their job is to decide if fergon police officer d darren wilson should face charges. miss patrick, thank you for getting up so early. the grand jury reconvening today. are you surprised it's taken them so long? >> no. not in a cause like this. missouri is a show-me state. when it comes to grand juries, many times, we think show me how
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much because typically they don't get nearly the amount of evidence they have gotten here. they have, according to the prosecutor, received everything. >> that's unusual. but what that also does is it turns back the timeline that they have to decide. there is so much evidence they have to wade through, first of all, to decide whether the shooting was justified and then, if they find that it was not, they've got to look at the charges that are available for them to use. so there is a lot to talk about. >> wendy, describe, if you would, the grand jury process and what makes it so different and are we seeing signs now that this could be what is called a r runaway grand jury? >> we tend to use that when a jury is doing something they shouldn't be doing or considering evidence they shouldn't. there is no education that's happening here what's ing to a lot of the frustration is simply the amount of time it's taking them to come to a decision. the grand jury process is very different. there is no defense attorney in there that's making oblingsz or presenting evidence of their own. it's just the prosecutor presents everything, both sides. what makes this different, there
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are so many things that make this grand jury very, very different from the norm. but one of them is the fact that they have been presented with everything. now, that includes even evidence of the autopsy that was committed, that was done by the family of michael brown. very unusual. normally, it's just the government's evidence. what else make it unusual is in a rare move, the prosecutor has asked that it be both recorded and transcribed. in order to have the public have the benefit of looking at the evidence afterwards that was presented, of course, it took a judge to approve that. all of this is done in the interest of transparency at some point because the proceedings, themselves, unlike a regular jury trial, are secret. >> wendy i don't want to let you go without talking about this. former city new york nair rudy galeni saying the grand jury is under pressure to indictment in order to avoid rioting. >> i hope the grand jury doesn't feel that pressure. >> that's the purpose.
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it's supposed to be i mpartiaim they are supposed to weigh the evidence that's presented and not to bow to public pressure. >> would be an unfair basis for a decision. we feel for these granted jurors. we think we are having a tough day. can younage kind of pressure? we hope they not watching these media accounts and allowing that to influence their decision because their charge is to weigh the evidence presented. >> wendy patrick, thank you. coming up in the next hour, we are going to go back live to ferguson, missouri for the latest as they await that grand jury decision. >> del, flash flooding in southern morocco has killed more than 30 people, a torrential rain created rivers of water completely washing away homes and cars. the death toll is expected to rise because dozens of people have been reported missing. to make matters worse, more rain is expected in the region there this week. >> the weather important this week as always. one of the busy travel days just a few days arm. nicole mitchell is here to look at how the weather could get in
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the way as people try to make it over the river and through the woods. >> wednesday is one of the busine businessy and a half days. it's not thebusiest. but air travelwise, definitely a busy day. we are going to have the system going through the great lakes. lingering behind, that we have a frontal boundary, the southern end of this, a low pressure area to build up. today's area continues to clear up into the day tomorrow, this starts to wind up in the south, traveling through the mid atlantic overnight tuesday and then through the coastline on wednesday, clearing out pretty quickly for thursday, but this is wednesday's forecast. interior places could see six inches, coast lines maybe trace amounts. the system hasn't developed yet f it moves a little bit one way or another, it could mean big snow problems at the airport. >> more on the busiest day of travel of the year. ahead in our next hour, fraternities under fire at the university of virginia. a young woman saying she was the victim of a violent sexual attack. >> we will tell you how students and the school are responding.
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>> an agreement, why talks could be extended into december. talk about bend it like beckham, o'dell beckham, an amazing catch some are calling the greatest of all times. >> welcome back to "al jazeera america." i am del walters. >> i am morgan radford. the nation awaits a decision in ferguson, missouri. there is anger in cleve lands over another deadly police shooting. >> the victim is a 20-year-old who had a fake gun that looked real. john henry smith, how did police make this fatal mistake? >> del and morgan, there was a perfect storm of problems that caused this situation. the pellet gun the child had was not clearly marked as fake. police say tamir rice did not put up his hands when ordered to do so by officers and they were apparently never told anything about the .911 call.
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>> there is a guy with a pistol. it's probably fake but he is like pointing it at everybody. >> this is the 9-1-1 call that led to cleveland police shooting and killing dwrooefld tamir rice in a park across the street from his house over the weekend. >> the guy keeps pulling it. it's probably fake, but you know what it's scaring the (bleep). >> police now know the gun was fake. it was a realistic looking airsoft brand pellet gun. these replicas usually feature an orange tip. police say it was missing from the replica. the officers ordered hum to show his hands and to drop the weapon and the young man pulled a weapon out and that's when the officer fired. >> tamir rice died sunday morning after getting shot in the abdomen saturday. the cleveland patrolman's association says the officers had not been told the 9-1-1 caller suspected the gun of being fake. the .2 officers involved are now
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on administrative leave while the cleveland police department and the county prosecutor investigates. >> local residents became angry as they learned not only was the gun rice had fake but that he did not give the officers a reason to draw. >> did he threaten the officers? >> no. >> the shooting comes roughly .2 months after police 200 miles away in beaver creek, ohio, shot and killed 22-year-old john crawford in a wal-mart as he carried a replica gun he got from wal-mart's ol' shelves while shopping there. after sunday shootings, alicia reece propose truck driver legislation she is calling john crawford's laws. it would require them to be brightly colored to clearly differentiate them from real guns. >> a similar law goes into effect in california in 2016. the national rism fle association fought these kind of laws in the past on the grounds that they provide a false sense
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of security. they argue people could just add colors to real guns and cause further confusion. >> a lot of victims in this kay. >> thank you so much. meanwhile, civil rights leaders are demanding an investigation into the police shooting of a man right here in new york. he was shot and killed by a rookie nypd officer when his gun reportedly went off by accident. the officer had only ben on the force for .18 mores. the medical examiner has ruled this death a homicide. >> these were the protests on the streets of ferguson, missouri overnight. the grand jury set to reconvene this morning. it's looking into whether to indictment the police officer who figshot and killed michael brown. live in clayton, missouri where the grand jury is set to meet. for the protest orders, this is more than about the case of michael brown. >> reporter: well, del, michael brown in many ways is the straw that broke the camhe will's back
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speaking to anything in ferguson, they will tell you the same thing. there has been a long history of fractious and con tentious relationships, particularly between the afro care bean community and the police and the protesters are fighting really for three things. they will tell you: change. they want to change that relationship going forward. justice for what happened to mike brown and everybody else in the area going back many, many years. and, also, quite frankly, just to be treated like human beings by the police. they say, look. when white people are stopped by the police, the inter-reaction is completely different to how it is when anybody who is africanmen is stopped. cats daniels is one protester we met who feeds the protesters, serving burgers and hot dogs last night from a tent in the rain near her home when we met her. she thinks that the time is right. she marched in the civil rights era and she thinks that the time is now right for this change to happen >> and she is looking towards
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young people in the african-american community to drive that change forward. take a look. >> this is the new jim crow. and these -- look, when these young men and women can't walk down the street, much less drive down the street without being profiled because of the color of their skin, we have not moved as a country. >> cat daniels say if the police and her colleagues who she calls friends because she didn't know a couple of months but they are now dear friends to her f they think we are going away, she says, they have another thing coming. >> what are the tea leaves saying? >> all we are reading. realistically, do we expect to see any decision by the grand jury today? >> reporter: del, i don't know. i really sorry. nobody here knows with any certainty. i will tell you we thought the decision was coming on sunday. everything everybody did. we learn the grand jury is meeting today monday here in a suburb of st. louis called clayton.
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we will tell you that, you know, basically police leave has been cancelled. there are all on 12-hour shifts, 6:00 in the morning until 6:0059 night and six at night until 6:00 in the morning. it come anytime. the grand jury is convened until january. it really doesn't mean the decision will come today or this week. >> john terrett for us live in clayton, missouri. didn't mean to cut you off. in about 30 minutes, we will talk to attorney justin hanford who went to geneva with michael brown's parents. he will join us live from ferguson at any rate ahead. >> del, in vienna, western officials tell access talks over iran's nuclear may be extended. they have been urging iran to cut down the enrichment program for easing economic sanctions. al jazeera courtney keel, has more. >> reporter: 1967 during an era of close ties with the u.s., washington sold iran its first
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nuclear research reactor. >> relationship fell apart 12 years later after the shah was over thrown and revolutionaries held 52 americans hostage for over a year. ayotollah initially shut down the program only to restart 1984 during the iran-iraq war. by 1992, israel was racing the alarm iran would have nuclear weapons within 10 years. the u.s. echoed those warnings. >> iran aggressively pursues these weapons. >> reports surfaced hardlinem mahmoud ahmadinejad, iran
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changed course. the new president de ly celebrated iran's return to uranium enrichment even though the hurricane. >> security council voted unanimously to impose sanctions on iran in 2006. >> he squanderred billions of dollars of iran's oil revenue while he was president from 2005 to 2013. in those eight years, he brought about huge damage to the iranian economy. >> by 2013, iran's oil exports were cut in half by sanctions with mahmoud ahmadinejad barred from seeking a third term by iran's constitution, rouhani promised a new attitude to the outside world. >> this is a country, unlike sort of dictatorships out there or authoritarian systems, if i want to call it that, relies on trading with the rest of the world. >> with a phone call several months later, president rouhani and president obama had the first high-level contact between the u.s. and iran in 34 years. it paved the way for these it
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nearly year-long nuclear negotiations during which iran's nuclear program has been suspended. some of the supply diluted. iran gauined access to previousy frozen assets. the biggest obvious stack kel is iran's desire to power reactors, medical research and in high quantities, nuclear weapons. courtney keely, al jazeera. we have breaking news on this right now, so let's go right to nick schifrin following the story from jerusalem. nick, tell us: what's happening right now? >> reporter: good morning, morgan. according to a western diplomat, the talks are going to be extended. >> means the interim deal that was signed a year ago and extended six months ago will be extended again. reports out of vienna saying that that extension will be 'til march the 1st. >> will be the next deadline for
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a quote political framework. basically, the framework of the deal and then by july 1st, the two sides actually have to have all of the details signed and agreed to. so we have gone through two extensions already. this is yet another one. the two sides are still talking. they say they are making progress am. clearly not enough to actually sign a deal. these talks will continue in to next summer. >> okay. march 1st for political framework and all of the details have to be ironed out. how does the agreement on iran impact the relationship then between the u.s. andis, should that happen? >> reporter: yeah. critics here in israel as well as in congress basically say the same argument, that the deal will not require iran to dismantle its nuclear infrastructure. in fact, what it will likely do for the first time officially give iran the ability to en rish uranium just at a lower level, at a more controlled level. now, leading those celtics for
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the last decade has been israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who has really been on a personal mission to make sure that iranian capacity is reduced when it comes to nuclear weapons. he has welcomed the extension this morning say that no deal means the u.s. can continue the economic pressures that brought iran to the table. he's been talking about this for many years, including yesterday, on abc's "this week ". >> if for any reason the united states and the other powers agree to leave iran with that capacity to break out, i think that would be a historic mistake. not only because it endangers my country k country, israel, that iran's ruler vows to an aisle late but also because i think it would endanger the entire middle east and the world. >> reporter: but israeli officials who work on iran tell me that behind some of that bluster, they know that iran still is going to have some enrichment capacity, the ability
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to, quote, break out, even if it will be for a year or years. so what they are hoping for is simply to convince the u.s. to get the best deal possible. >> means as low number of centrifuges as possible, as long a breakout time if iran were to decide to make a nuclear weapon as possible and crucially something they have been talking about, research and development. the interim deal has been extended now, allow iran to keep researching for a nuclear program. israel wants that removed. >> nick, we heard netanyahu talk about endangering the entire middle east. can you break that down for me just a minute? i mean what about the bigger picture here? what sort of impact could a potential deal have on the greater middle east in general? >> reporter: well, i think one thing that the critics and supporters of this deal agree on is that this is a major, major impact on the middle east for better or worse. the people who are for some kind of deal including a leader of the largest iranian american
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group that's for a deal says, no event in the last 30 years can measure up to the stabilizing effect of durable iran deal would have on the region and that's because that if iran is seen as limited in terms of its ability to make a nuclear weapon, there won't be a nuclear arms race in the middle east that has been talked about, especially by saudi arabia. it may reduce some of the shia-sunni tensions and you bring iraq ban into the mainstream fold. >> has not been the case since 1979. >> nick schifrin, thank you. let's see how washington is reacting this morning. our 7 ario washington correspondent mikev. how importantly is it that these talks have been extended? >> i think you need to separate policies from politics on this one. on the politics, i think that the republicans in congress, many who have been critical for sitting down and talking with the enemy, as they have phrased it, are going to be highly
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critical. they are going to want to know why, what evidence that negotiators have, john kerry and the administration when there is intransgention. they were reluctant and dubious when the obama administration extended those talks the previous two times. as a matter of policy, the sanctions regime that has brought iran to the table to begin with remains frozen in place. the incentives are still there for iran to make a deal. from that perspective, there is very little for the united states to lose when it comes to sitting down and trying to the last -- to the very last, to see whether iran and the united states as well as the p 5 plus 1 partners can ultimately make that deal. >> the framework in place by march 1st, the final deal, the fine print ironed out by july, by july, changing gears, though, not too artie to talk about 016 with president obama. he said america will be ready for new leadership by the time his term is over. take a listen. >> i can't the american people,
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they are going to want that knew car smell. they want to drive something off of the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me. >> now, that same interview, the president mentioned clinton by name saying she would, in his words, be a formidable candidate and it may be early but that's not a bad endorsement from a sitting president. >> well, you know, you want to look at it the other way, del. forgive my skepticism but what else is he supposed to say? at this point, president obama's approval ratings are very low. if he were to go any further, he would perhaps hurt hillary clinton's chances if he didn't say that. then everybody is going to jump all over that. that's the hot house atmosphere we have rounding the puditave not yet announced can democracy probably to be announced next year. t the hill area clinton is in a difficult place. she is lapping the field already but we are two years out. you could look at it again in a pessimistic way and say she has
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no place to go but down. there are pit pauls. she backed president obama's immigration policy which polls now reveal is very unpopular with the public not to mention his opponents on capitol hill but it points to the problem that democrats from hillary clinton on down are going to have heading into 2016 to invig rate the base. obviously, the bates stayed home during the mid-term elections. the immigration reform seen as something that can help in that way. but, yet, hillary clinton ultimately is going to have to move to the center. but we have got a lot to talk about. we will have plenty of time to do it. >> somewhere vice president joe biden is probably saying, what about me? mike, thanks. >> del, republican senator lined see graham is taking issue on the 2012 diplomatic facility in benjam benghazi. the report found no, ma'am evidence of an in tellgention failure. he called the investigation flawed and inaccurate. four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya died in
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thattac. >> morgan, thousands of e-mails once thought to be lost reportedly have been recovered. they are all connected to the agency's targeting of conservative groups, that being the irs. spokeswoman for the agency's watchdog says they were found on baku tapes. the irs once you thought the e-mails were lost when lois lerner's hard drive crashed. >> worries of flooding in new york. more than 7 feet of snow is now melting. officials are telling residents to get everything valuable out of their basements and be prepared to leave. >> it sounds relatively harmless. it's water, and it comes up and it goes down. it's not water. it's a toxic brew. >> you just heard the governor callingly the flood waters a potential toxic brew. flood warnings are in effect for the entire region. >> nicole, i am seeing a house coming out of a tornado and things are really getting bad. this is bizarre.
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seven feet of snow, now flood g flooding. >> and temperatures that shoot to 60 degrees in places like buffalo. it will melt. we have had the new rain across the reelingon. already buffalo the last two days, it's only got a quarter of an inch which doesn't seem like a lot but that helps chew away at the snow as well and add moisture content and we have more banding coming across the great lakes. i would say now to the question of another 10 to a quarter of an inch still through the day today and into tomorrow as more of this comes in. but as we said, the temperatures went from, you know, heavy snowfall to 60 degree today. back to reality in the thirty tomorrow but in the meantime, today is going to be very trouble some with that flooding situation that is set up. >> what did she say? toto, we are not in kansas anymore. shocking allegations at the university of virginia. >> a young woman now saying she was gang raped in a dark room at a fraternity house. we will talk to the "rolling stone" write whoever brought the story out of the shadows. >> predicting the busiest thanksgiving travel rush since the start of the recession.
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just in time, some good news where the national average and who has the lowest prices in the entire country. >> signits have come up with a new way of looking at penguins. they are letting you do it for them. you don't have to leave the comfort of your living room.
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it's 100 degrees in the shade. you are bound to get some very powerful lightning and thunder. >> speaking of water, evacuations understandway on cape ver, about 350 miles off of the coast of west africa. a volcano rumbling to life for the first time in nearly 20 years. residents are being told to head for the shoreline. >> these fires gutting an entire apartment complex in maine. hundreds going to the scene. one person was injured.
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everyone expected to make it out and survive. >> del, the president of the university of virginia is speaking on camera for the very first time since gang rape allegations on campus surface the last week. >> erica pitsi, the university has suspended the actions of fraternities? >> a 48 day suspension for all greek life. some say that's not harsh enough since the holidays are here anyway. as for the university president, she is scheduled to meet with the board of visitors first thing tomorrow morning to discuss the shocking allegations that came to light in a "rolling stone" article. >> as outrage mounts on the uva campus, university president teresa sullivan is speaking on camera for the first time since an explosive expose afrom ro "rolling stone" magazine. >> when i read the article, i was simply sick to my stomach. it was shocking and horrific. >> in the article, a student claims she was raped by seven young men at a fraternity party back in 2012. the victim says she was
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pressured by friends and administrators to keep the crime quiet so as not to damage the school's reputation. now, she wants her attackers brought to justice. so do hundreds of other students who took their protests to the front steps of the school's fraternity. >> they are good people in greek life. i have friends in greek life. but at the same time, it can't could not like this. >> the story has several more uva students sharing stories of sexual violence like liz who says she was raped 20 years ago during a party at the very same fraternity house. >> i truly feel as though nothing has changed since 1984. and when i read jackie's story, i am in that room. it is the same place. it is the same smell. it is the same feelings of being groped. >> this recent claim has professors joining students in the protest. >> this isn't going away without concerted action that involves the board of visitors, the president, the administration,
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the faculty and the students. >> the university president now calling for a police investigation as she sus spends greek life for the rest of the semester. >> the greek community needs to do some serious soul searching about the way that it has behaved, about the behavior its tolerated, about what its future is going to be. >> uva is already one of 86 schools being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sexual violence complaints on campus. the fraternity at the center of these new allegations, ph phi kappa psi describes it as vial and beyond unacceptable, adding it will cooperate with any investigation. >> criminal charges possibly. erica, thank you. coming up in about 30 minutes, we will talk to sabrina erdly who wrote the article. new jersey could be the next state to require colleges to institute informed consent on campus.
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lawmakers are considering a yes, means yes measure. california adopted that rule in august. some schools in new york have been ordered to implement it as well. >> policy requires conscious and voluntary agreement between partners to have sex. >> investigate this morning trying to determine what led to this. two people and a dermatoloog ha revenge you'd. all of them in critical condition. some describe hearing a boom and then they say the building just came down. >> del, there is some wicked weather this fall. it's headed toward the eastern seaboard just any time for turkey day. >> let's go back to nicole with more on the forecast. it is bizarre out there. >> already, we have the huge warm-up today up and down the east coast. that's bringing rain behind us. but it is actually the front that's coming through the south, cutting through all of this and a low pressure area that will develop. today, things start to clear out but already by tomorrow, look at this heavy rain for the southeast, starts creeping up the seaboard overnight tuesday into wednesday. it starts to move up into the
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northeast. and right on the cusp of the sea line being the coastline, being rain, you get a little interior. it could be six inches or more of snow. so this is very tentative. it shifts one way or the other and new york city right now looks like maybe an inch of snow with mostly rain, but that could change depending upon how this develops and forms up. so, some heavy snow interior. wednesday is a very busy air travel day. believe it or not. a lot of people don't realize this. thursday is a busier travel day overall. a lot of people on those short drives. by thursday, a lot of this clears out. so, if you are making the short drive on thursday, much better weather. >> nicole, thank you very much. all right. some good news for holiday travelers. falling gas prices at the pump. that's right, aaa says the national average dropped below $3 a gallon for the first time since 20s 10. i can't even believe that. they are going to keep falling. aaa says the current national average is now $2 81 sentence a
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gallon and drivers in south carolina may the least. that's only 2.57 a gallon. they will pay the most for gas over in hawaii which is about 3.90 a gallon. >> it was a dollar 87 when bill clinton left? >> don't date yourself. making the grade. >> how students are struggling with studies as the town awaits a grand jury decision. an attorney who traveled to geneva with michael brown's family. >> al jazeera on the ground in donetsk with the surprising reaction when they come face to face with rebels. >> in china, building an island in the south china sea. the top secret operation caught on camera from space. stay tuned.
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>> consider this: the news of the day plus so much more. >> we begin with the growing controversy. >> answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> real perspective, consider this on al jazeera america you are looking live in ferguson, missouri, this morning as the grand jury meets again today. more on how students are coping with the chaotic situation in just a moment. good morning to you. welcome back to "al jazeera america." thanks so much for joining us. ahead this half hour, a unique way to get around. now, a new bus hits the streets of london, but it is reusing something that would otherwise, well, let's just say go down the drain. also, an amazing catch on the football field. what many are saying this morning about this grab. uh-oh. there you see it by the giant's
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o'dell beckham. >> a look at stories breaking news from vienna. access confirming nuclear talks with iran have been extended until july 1st. diplomats saying a broad agreement should be finished by march but the final degrees to be worked out by july. many in cleveland this morning want answers. after a 12-year-old was shot and killed by police action he did a pellet gun. police say the boy refused to raise his hand. the gun was missing an orange tip that usually differentiates it from a real gun. >> and in ferguson missouri, ate weighing a grand jury report. police and witness rdz getting ready for possible unrest if and when that decision is announced. a lot of churches on sunday turn to pray for peace and justice in ferguson. >> i think the goal for all of us is that we all become much more aware and supportive of the fact that we all belong to that
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one race, the human race. >> we hope it's going to be peaceful and over with and let's get justice because that is the american way is tried by a jury and you are not guilty until proven guilty. >> city leaders say they hope ferguson will stay calm and get back to noormal as daniel lack tells us, for the youngest residents, things are never going to be the same. >> hitting all of the right notes, riverview gardens' high school jazz band on stage at the historic shelton concert hall in st. louis. they practiced hard. it wasn't easy amid the anger, frustration and occasional violence over michael brown's death. >> behind the riots and everything, so it's kind of hard for me to sleep at night and think about getting up in the morning, being out there, getting to school safely.
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i am lucky i made it. i am here today. >> protests and tension have dominated the school year so far sdruting classes, raising stress levels. major of the students at riverview saw these scenes unfold in their neighborhood. there are fears that a grand jury decision against indictmenting the white police officer who shot michael brown will be a catalyst for more trouble that. this concert might not have happened makes it more special, students, parents and school. this area is going through terrible trauma but today, it's all about music. >> between sets, backstage, these young musicians are as relaxed as they have been in months. the mudzic they played so well has helped them cope. >> i dream about music. i wake up with music in my head, go to sleep with music in my head. i eat and music is my life. >> teachers to, these are high school students getting them ready for college and adult life
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can't be put aside even for what this area is going through. >> the parents made them come straight home after school because of the violence that was happening in their communities and the looting and all of those things. but these students worked hard, went home and practiced and i am kind of one of those teachers that, you know, i keep them with an iron fist. rule with an iron fist because that's how i was raised. >> the last song is ending but the feerdz and concerns of a community remain for one night at least, though >> the show did go on. daniel lack, al jazeera, st. louis. >> attorney jutin hans fovdz recently traveled with michael brown's parents to geneva. he joins us from leighton, missouri. good morning to you. we have all been waiting for this decision to be handed down. but has this waiting game cooled tensions or fanned the flames? >> good morning. i think the problem is by taking
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so long before they were able to announce the decision, they allowed the tension to rise and they allowed people to continue to advocate for justice which has not been forthcoming. so the process usually, as you know, when there is a grand jury process for an indictment, it may take a day. it may take a couple of days. to take over 100 days for a grand jury announcement and present evidence both for and against indictment is highly irregular. and it's all contributed to the feeling this is not a fair and formal process. >> but what about wilson's possible resignation? i spoke to someone down there yesterday who said is insufficienting, quite frankly, that he hasn't resigned already. as an attorney, what do you think about that? >> the problem i have heard in terms of wilson's resignation is that he resigns so he will get
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his full retirement, benefit package. he will ride off into the sunset with the thousands of dollars he has received from supporters in addition to his normal benefit package. so, it's not an outcome that would lead to accountability, which is the main thing people have been fighting for here when a police officer is killed, innoce kill innocent unarmed citizenship t should cost them. a retirement benefits package is not the accountability measure we are looking for. >> speaking of accountability, it's been almost a week since the governor placed ferguson under a state of emergency. what's changed? >> over the courts of that week, people have become more anxious. it's highly irregular to call for a state of emergesency when there is no emergency. when you look at the law around theub procedures for states of emergency, you are usually talking about natural disasters
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and you are talking about things that are already taking place to preemptively call for a state of emergency before any sort of disaster has taken place simply as to the feeling of unease. >> attorney justin, live this morning. >> morgan, in afghanistan this morning, at least 60 people are dead following a suicide bombing. it all happened during a volleyball match, of all things. scores of people were injured. they say this is the deadliest attack so far this year. so far, no one has claimed responsibility. >> iraqi force making gains just north of baghdad. with the help of shia malitias as well as kurdish fighters, the army has retaken two towns from isil. this has helped clear a main road from the iraqi capitol to iran. officials say that nearly 80 isil fighters were killed. imran khan joins us live from baghdad this morning. imran, can you tell us just about how these groups were actually is able to work together and then push back
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isil? >> well, they have been working on a strategy like this for a very long time now, ever since isil took over. the accusation against the iraqis and the kurds is they weren't working together enough and certainly, the presence of u.s. advisors would have taken a look at that issue. but what we did see was the first wave of iraqi air force airstrikes go in. they soften the targets beforehand but from the south, you had the malitias go in and from the north, the kurdish peshmerga go in. it was a coordinated effort to squeeze isil in the middle and push them out. like i say, it's something that we very closely looked at as a blueprint for the fights against isil. they remain quite tough. in appear bannerbar province but this has been seen as a success. it was a very cooperative effort. >> imran, bring it back for me stateside for a moment. the pentagon asked congress for about $13,000,000,000 to provide
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weapons for the iraqi government forces. with new reports of corruption, how exactly is that going to impact this proposal? >> the americans will be taking a very close look at exactly where their money goes and where the weapon regrows. the corruption in this country is an age-old issue since the americans started supplying arms after their invasion occupation arms have gone missing. they have found their way to the black market. it's been a real concern for both the americans and for the iraqi government here as well because we just don't know where those arms fall, who's hands those arms fall in to. so there are certain meyers being taken place, a number of top ranking military officials were sacked, accused of corruption. also, he is taking a look at ghost soldiers, people on the payroll who are not turning up for their units or simply on the payroll and the money is going in to the pockets of their
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commanders. they are cracking down on things like that as well. so there are a number of measures being taking place but it has to be said, i did speak to in the last hour, a military commander, and i put this question to him: what are you going to do about this? he said, this is iraq. there is a certain amount of leakage that is to be expected. p pessimistic but truthfully. >> live in baghdad, imran, thanks. morgan, ukraine could get help from one of its neighbors, president poroshenko saying lithuania is going to provide aid. the wreck amy from the degree bre fields stalled. as harry fawcett reports keeping law and order in eastern ukraine has been a challenge. the pilt police are on their way, they say, to check up on a group of rebel fighters holed up at an airfield east of the city,
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a concern they have been going it alone. they will be given a choice, submit to military discipline or lose their weapons. inside, though, a helmet camera shows a different story. it's all smiles as the guests are shown around. there is talk of trying to get a band oned planes up and running in the rebel cause. for the head of the. >>, a successful confirmation of the authority of the dpr's defense ministry. >> we want to make sure people up there, it's okay, everything is fine. we want to make sure that people don't have any complaints because sometimes, it could be complain on the military guys that are doing something wrong. so far, we are seeing everything quiet. everything is fine. >> as well as dispensing military justice, this units deals with some civilian policing issues. some of the civilians we have spoken to have talked to people of disappearing, of fears of speaking out and real problems, they say, with the way that the whole justice stem works. >> ruben sizhis eugenia's job is to restore confidence and handing civilian offhandsers
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over to the prosecutors. we come across the ends of a protest led by the wife of the dpr energy minister recently arrested, accused of corruption. she says he simply vanished. >> translator: he was arrested as a witness. he was put in handcuffs. i haven't been able to meet him, and i have not been able to contact him. >> last month, in territory controlled by the self high declared people's republic, an alleged rapist was sentenced to death, not by a judge or a jury but by a mass show of hands. this weekend, images emerged of plugging flying, although access couldn't independently confirm exactly where and when this took place. >> i want to say -- i want to use the word things happen. okay? that's why we are here. we have special people who are definitely looking and checking everything what's going on. >> ruben commands 120s men in a unit that bears his name.
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they have sworn allegiance to their new republic. they have been trained, he says, by unspecified friends to bring a sense of structure and discipline. but across eastern ukraine, justice like so much he is is meted out at the discretion of the newly powerful. harry fawsau, al jazeera, dondon. >> petro poroshenko saying his country will hold that refer endsum once it meets the criteria for membership. he won't say what that criteria is. is there aedmi putin says he has plans to be president for life. he set up another run in 2014 but whether he will actually do so, putin says depends upon his mood. he also defended his choice to intervene in ukraine. he says he was right to invade cry me i can't because we are right. truth is power. when a russian feels he is right, he is inconvincible. >> strong words. all right. china is heading back at the u.s. this morning. washington called on beijing to
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stop a construction project in the south china sea, a call that beijing was saying was irresponsible. the issue stems from these satellite images which reportedly show china building an island in those waters big enough for a military air strip. the problem is, multiple countries lay claim to parts of the south china sea. >> fraternities under fire, a young woman says she was raped. a victim of a violent sexual attack at the university you have virginia. >> coming up next, we will talk to the ro"rolling stone you" writer. >> a new computer bug could be stealing your information. we will tell you who is behind this particular virus. >> this is it. >> oscar winner alex gibney's "edge of eighteen", thanksgiving marathon. >> oh my god! >> intense pressure. >> if i said that i'm perfectly fine, i would be lying. >> tough realities. >> i feel so utterly alone. >> life changing moments. >> in this envelope is my life. >> if you don't go to college you gonna be stuck here... i don't wanna be stuck here.
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nick schifrin following the latest from jerusalem this morning. nick, what are you hearing? >> reporter: good morning, morgan of the british foreign minister phillip hammond, integral to these talks just came out and said the talks will be extended by seven months. >> that's july the 1st. but there is actually an interim deadline within the extension. and that is march the 1st for a framework agreement. so you bottom line, july the 1st. the two parties will have until then in order to come to a comprehensive agreement but will be back here on the night of february 28th, talking about march the 1st. >> that's the deadline that the p 5 plus 1, the u.s., plus the permit members of the security council have agreed to talk about the framework of this agreement, really try to hammer out the details and july 1st is
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actually the fine print. >> nick, tell us why we couldn't get this done today. what were the key points that neither side was willing to budge on? >>ed pa basically we are at the same place we were a year ago. the fundamental issues in this negotiation are this. iran's capacity to enrich uranium. how much can it enrich is the fundamental aspect? that means the number of centrifuges its shroud to have and the advancement, the fujz.
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>> clearly neither side quite what it wants yet. >> nick, thanks so. >> morgan, the university of virginia launching an outside investigation into allegations of rape on its campus. the university president suspending all fraternities and asking the charlotsville police department to investigate, at a time "rolling stone" wrote an article. ms. erderly, the university president says the allegations filled her with great sorrow, rage and determination and she suspended all of the school's fraternities until january 9th. what was the school's approach when you were reporting this story? >> well, the school was very resistant to my reporting this article. they were extremely unhelpful. they blocked my access to key administrators who could have given me the necessary information that i needed about
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how sexual assault was handled on campus. they were very relucktants to give me the statistics that i needed. and although they eventually made president sullivan available to me in an interview, she was very unhelpful. most of the time, she just told me " i don't know" to most of my questions. >> in your opinion, was the university doing what it is doing because they believe a great harm was done to a student or because they believe a great harm was done to the reputation by your article? >> i think they have known for a long time that a great harm was done to this particular student and to many students. i think they are only taking action now because there has been a great harm to the reputation. it's reputation and prestige has been paramount for them. >> when we talk about this suspension of fraternities, is it then just a slap on the wrist for that fraternity? most of the students are going to go home for the holidays soon. >> well, i do think that this suspension is probably, i hope, just the first in a series of actions. i think that this is them
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hitting the pause button for the moment while they think things over and strappedgize and i am interested in finding out what comes next. >> when we talk about this particular story, do the students bear some of the blame because when jackie, the girl that you identify only by her first name, first told her friends about what happened at the party, they didn't respond as you would expect. how do you explain this the fear of social consequences of reporting a rape? because they seem to be concerned about not being allowed into any frat parties for the next four years. >> that was one of the thing that really surprised me in my reporting was the extents to which jackie and all of the rape survivors that i talked to were discouraged by their friends from reporting. many of them were discouraged by being told in jackie's case, she was told she would be black balled from all of the frats, her reputation would be shot as a girl who cried "rape." what she was really being told was you were going to be a
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pariah on campus for four years. it's a frightening idea for anybody, i think, to be isolated from your friends and from your community. but it's particularly frightening, i think, for a young person who is has just arrived on a college campus and who wants nothing more than to just fit in. >> sabrinaerrederly, thank you very much. >> all right. coming up, del, there is a new super spying software spairpth being used for cyber espionage called regen can capture screen shots and deleted files on a computer. the software execute company said it was probably created by a government because it is so sophisticated. they say the software has been used to spy on government corporations as well as individuals. >> another story we have been following is the ever changing weather, hot one day, cold another day. snow, rain, flooding the let's go. >> weather whiplash is what i like to call it as we head out
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this morning. as we get to the midsection of the country, places like milwaukee, chicago, high temperatures are falling through the day. we have had rain. it will switch with the colder temperatures to snow and you've got wet ground. so that will freeze. it's going to be an icy layer in some cases. be aware of that. ahead of the next weather system, a huge southerly flow warming things up, in fact, to record levels. look at these contrasts, even this morning, 23 in minneapolis versus 62 in washington, d.c. which is warmer than houston and those temperatures will stay warm through the day. so this morning, high temperatures already 20 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time in places like philadelphia and this high: 71 that would tie a record in philadelphia, washington d.c., that beats the record of 74 so this could be record setting temperatures and the rest of the country, as i said, behind this system, the cooler air, chicago, in the 40s and falling. >> will moved in to the east coast tomorrow. a lot of thing to watch out
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there and just one more last snapshot of as we get to wednesday and developing system will head up the coastline. there a they are swreerd about the northeast flights as we get into wednesday. >> how about we check in with you every five minutes. that's how quickly the weather changes. nicole, thank you very much. >> well, it's difficult to get to the remote islands in the southern ocean. >> so scientists have come up with a unique way to keep track of penguins from a distance. jessica baldwin has our story. >> monitoring the life cycle of penguins in the southern ocean. all from the warmth of his oxford university. robert simpson is the brains behind been begin watch, a research project that takes thousands of images from automatic cameras, puts them on the internet and uses citizen scientists to identify penguins. >> very dense. >> the data provides insight into the penguins breeding behavior to see if they are reacting to climate change. it's crowd sourcing in the name of scientific research and more
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than 20,000 people have visited the site to click on penguins, eggs, or even the odd penguin photo bomb. >> in the first four hours, we have looked through as many images as the research team had ever done in years of doing this work just because the shear scale of people that went on and looked through those images. >> penguins are sensitive to their environment. how many babies they have or how they are clustering provides scientists with important clues of how they are coping. >> the volunteers clicking away at penguin watch are making a difference, helping with the conservation of penguins so the animals can live outside the zoo. >> the project is an easy sell because just about everybody loves penguins. >> they are charismatic, comical and they walk away. they are always busy but they are also penguins with attitudes, especially the new delis. even working with col me of adeli penguins. they have rushed out to attack me even though they are knee
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high and they flap away with their wings at me. >> they are more interested in stroking than striking. but whatever their attitude, they need to be conserved. penguin watch is giving people a chance to help do just that. jessica baldwin, al jazeera, oxford, england. >> penguins are especially at risk for climate change. they spend up to 75 percent of their lives in the water. >> del, this is my favorite story of the day. a bus in england is taking a new twist on alternative energy. this is the bio bus powered entirely by human and food waste. it officially hits the road this morning and is expected to carry 10,000 passengers in its first month. now, it runs on bio methane gas and uses an engine that's similar to diesel engines. i cannot imagine what it spells like. >> the pooper scooter. >> all right. pucker up, mr. president, george h.w. bush was caught on the kiss cam. >> happened during the houston, texas as game. the camera focused on george and
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barbara. >> there was a little hesitation, but then there was that peck which was appropriate for his generation, and, yes, the crowd went wild. >> they did. stay with us for the latest on the breaking news from vienna in two minutes from our newsroom in doha. wor more on nuclear talks with iran have been extended for scenario months. tune in tomorrow morning for a breakdown on what was achieved and the sticking point in those negotiations of the that's it for us here in new york. i am morgan radford. >> i am del walters. we will leave you with images of the day and a look at what has been called the great catch of the year. >> put this to music. i don't think he stepped out either. >> may be the greatest catch i have ever seen. >> indeed. >> spectacular one-handed grab by new york giants wide receiver o'dell beckham, senior, against the cowboys. we hope you are having a great morning. we will see you right back here tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. eastern.
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>> monday's deadline to reach a deal on iran's nuclear program is extended. >> also on the program. [ gunfire ] united against isil, kurdish forces backed by iraqi troops and shia militia launch a major offensive northeast of baghdad. swept to their deaths in moroc morocco. torrential rains cause devastating flash floods. and a