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what's the cost? how will it impact our future? >> i hope that when i'm 50 i'll be a millionaire from this >> from fiction to fact, al velshi investigates the business of space on al jazeera america is is this is al jazeera america, live from ni new york city, i'm tony harris. a look at the top stories - ferguson, on thanksgiving day. boarded up business owners worry about their future british personnel targeted in kabul. and under fire, after the disappearance of 43 students, mexican president enrico peno nieto pledges to spread the fight against widespread
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corruption. and we begin with ferguson, which has caught the tanks of the nation in the world. protests have decreased demonstrations are growing in other parts of the county. deponentors tried to -- demonstrators tried to disrupt the macy's day parade. protesters crashed with police. there was a grand jury digs. hundreds blocked streets, los angeles and california. los angeles were arrested in oakland. protesters smashed the businesses. 35 were arrested. in ferguson, the national guard is on watch. protesters turned out in fewer numbers, john terrett joins us
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live. are things quiet there today on thanksgiving day? hey. good afternoon to you from ferguson. happy thanksgiving to you. the people of ferguson not having a particularly happy thanksgiving this year because the events unfolding. they did get a lucky break last night because of the weather there was a terrible snow storm came through. because last night was the eve of the holiday demonstrators were kept to a minimum. there were two arrests, compared to 40, and 60 on monday night. the governor jay nixon monitoring the use of the national guard, he'll decide after the weekend whether to deploy more national guard. the weather has improved. it's sunny but cold, leaving a lot to wonder what will happen with the demonstrations going forward. there is a shopping boycott coming up in the course of the
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next three days, and the n.a.a.c.p. is going to organise a march starting saturday for several days, marching to the mansion, which they'll fight in favour of combatting racial injustice. we'll have to wait and see how that pans out. remember, the majority of the marches and protesters are peaceful. it's a small minority that allows the destruction. >> looking behind you, you are clearing in front of boarded up businesses. there was a sign, maybe to the right of you, saying peace in ferguson. how are the cities coping with this all during a holiday season that they are counting on? >> well, you know, this has all come at a devastating time for small businesses there's a lot of mum and pop businesses in and around the ferguson area, and they are down 70% since what happened on august the 9th. it's a big problem.
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since the destruction of monday and tuesday night. there were 24 businesses burnt on monday night. most of the businesses around here are boarded up. they look very ugly. people know that. however, enterprising locals and people from further afield are trying to do something about that. take a look. >> reporter: rodney is a jack-of-all-trades, sawing plywood for the windows of an antique store opposite the giant christmas tree. >> the way it's going, i don't see it stopping. this is going on all over the country. >> reporter: before and after monday and tuesday's rioting store owners over ferguson have done the same. if rodney is a jack of all trade, antonio is the jack of trade. the sign on his van says as much. his autorapport business is outside of ferguson. he has not boarded up.
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he thinks they keep customers away. >> i feel for them. it's like taking food out the mouth. they have to eat. i feel for them. i feel for them and for the people whose out here going through it. >> reporter: some insurance companies told some businesses their policies may not be honoured if they don't board up. at max's chicken store, they are listening. >> besides safety, you can't see what is coming. the boss plans to keep the woodwork in place until next week. if everyone along the boardwalk has their businesses boarded and you don't, possibly you are the target. >> since the destruction the weather has been grim since monday. amid the gloom, signs of hope. the op tirn has been looking after ferguson's eyes, but now they sant see through the
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window. >> darcy, a local artist is cheering the front up. >> i don't have the skill sets to solve all the problems, but wanted to do something with the circles i have. it's a small thing, hopefully it's a bit uplifting for people to see artwork instead of boards. >> reporter: darcy is not the only one. piece art is springing up, a sign of hope in a holiday season blighted by violence. you know, so say that darcy is not the only one is an understatement. there are so many artists, they are touring around looking at work, rather than doing the job of painting. we know that, we met phil, this is phil, he started work after enjoying everyone else's art. he's doing a good job, and that board will soon look nicer than it does now.
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>> yes, it looks great. let's get the businesses open and shopping. john terrett in ferguson. three rounds of explosions and gun fire where taliban fighters staged attacks, this after a taliban suicide bomber rammed a car, packed with explosives into a british embassy vehicle. charles stratford with more from kabul. >> reporter: afghan security forces race into jalalabad road, another suicide attack in a place becoming dangerous. it targeted a british embassy vehicle. >> translation: when the explosion happened, i was standing there. i saw dead bodies on the road. some had no arms. it was a land cruiser vehicle. both cars came together, the explosion happened. there were foreign casualties.
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the force of the blast threw the vehicles across four lanes of traffic. security forces sealed off the area. >> there were a lot of wounded and dead. i saw a mini van full of passengers. there were so many injured afghans and foreigners. the taliban claimed responsibility, saying they targeted what they describe as foreign invaders. >> the suicide bombing happened behind me. authorities moved the vehicles. they are saying they have seen a massive reez in attacks in -- rise in attacks in kabul. >> there has been numerous attacks. in the combination compound of foreigners, not far from here, was targeted this month. n.a.t.o. is expected to leave afghanistan by the end of the year. the taliban threatened to step up attacks against foreigners after the afghan president
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signed an agreement, allowing some troops to remain and train forces. seems they are keeping their word. >> here is conflicting informationkming from the u.s. -- information coming from the u.s. and yemen's government as to what happened at a mission earlier this week. the raid in yemen killed seven al qaeda fighters, and rescued several hostages. two dozen members took part. it happened at a safe haven, and in the rural region near the border with saudi arabia. according to a report, the u.s. was looking for an unnamed american journalist, but he had been moved before the raid. they managed to save eight hostages, yemeni, saudi arabia and ethiopian nationals. earlier we spoke with an analyst and he said the u.s. and yemeni
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governments are lying about the goals of that raid. >> there's some conflicted news, different accounts by the yemeni government the the first account was yesterday, when they basically said they miscued about individuals. today, again, based on the defense ministry website, they said they miss took an mrn and a south african citizen, you know, they didn't lose any names. to my knowledge, there is no american reporters on the ground in yemen. the last report in yemen was deported a few months - a couple of months ago from yemen, basically there's no american reporter on the ground. there's others saying it's an american spy on the ground. to me, what it seems likes, it's
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basically an intel group, and because - and this is a sensitive issue in yemen. both governments can't say they might be spies, it can cues problems. -- it can cause problems. the indicators might indicate that these could be an intel group on the ground. >> mexico's president is responding to citizen's anger about 43 student that disappeared. the government says corrupt police handed them over to a drug gang. the president is losing a justice strategy to deal with corruption. >> what is significant to tell our viewers is that the president sort of had a huge fall from grace. this year he was a poster child for economic reforms. people at home are unhappy.
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where the students were last seen, they were massacred by the police who handed them over to druglords. this is the current state of affairs, and is happening in the country. people are taking to the streets for the past two months telling the president "you have to change and implement reform or step down", because the corruption or violence is not sustainable. there's a lot of blood, a lot disappeared. only sense pena nieto took office, 10,000 disregard. there's increased police brutality. he was forced to come out to be on tv and announce reforms. people are saying that these are cos hetic, they are superficial and need real change. today there were 11 bodies found, decapitated, some burnt. this is unfortunately and dramatically not unusual. there appears to be
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confrontation between smaller drug gangs, like a turf war, and the big cartels that operated, the boss has been killed. there was a fragmentation into smaller cartels, all fighting. this was upper fighting. that is the problem. every time mass graves are uncovered and more comes out, people don't know who the victims are and don't ask of the the situation is that people on the ground are terrified. >> the world health organisation says sierra leone will have more cases of ebola than hard-hit liberia. the news comes as the national institutes of health reveals an experimental vaccine. roxana saberi joins us. >> a trial of experimental vaccine has shown favourable results. there still is work to be done. >> reporter: researchers in
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maryland have been working on the virus for years. they stepped up efforts and say this is promising. the scientists gave varying amounts to 20 volunteers. within a month all development antibodies needed to fight ebola. >> the results with higher doses were favourable. virtually all the people who receive the higher dose got a very robust anti-body response, which is the classical response that vaccines elicit. ebola kills about 70% of people it infects. the current outbreak is the worst. and has taken 5500 leaves so far. the world health organisation says sierra leone will displace liberia, as the worst-hit country. scientists have been scrambling to find ways to cure the virus. fast-tracking drugs like v map.
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the experimental drug is the first tested on people. it will continue to be tested internationally. >> it is safe. it is safe for the volunteers, it is safe as well for the people who manipulate their biology psalms. -- samples. they plan to expand research. we are hoping to start a larger evocation trial in liberia, to determine if it works. >> scientists will face big hurdles, it will be kept at 112 degrees below zero. zip tists are optimistic. >> -- scientists are optimistic. >> by the end of the summer, 2015, hopefully we'll get enough good data to determine if the vaccine works. >> glaxosmithkline is
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manufacturing the vaccine, based on a cold virus found in chimpanzees. the company can produce one million doses a month by the end of next year. no serious side effects have been reported. >> oil prices plummeted after production levels were not going to be cut. the price of crude fell 30% since june, making it difficult for some of the companies in o.p.e.c. to balance their books. jonah hull with mr from vienna. not all of o.p.e.c.'s 12 members can afford to see prices fall. with deeper pockets in a competitive marketplace, saudi arabia holds sway. if and the other gulf producers said no change. >> in the interest of restoring market equilibrium, they decided
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to maintain the level of 30 million barrels a day, as great in december 2011. before the meeting some were hopeful, like iran, shackled by international sanctions over its nuclear programme. >> i'm not sure in this meeting. i am sure we will do it. o.p.e.c., as i said, face many, many problems and has managed it, measures. >> many oil producers have little else to sustain economies, and come to rely on the high prices of recent years. >> let us hope we can come to an agreement around the table. it impacts man of our economies. >> the saudi arabia oil minister knew something they didn't. he was tight-lipped. >> get the hell out of here and go this. >> why is that? >> i don't want to talk later. go.
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analysts say o.p.e.c.'s decision is good news for consumers. >> as long as they produce at the current levels, and without a change of dynamics, it's hard to see how crude oil can do anything but slide further. we'll have a taste on monday when the markets return. it looks as if lower oil prices are here for some time to come. >> the message from o.p.e.c. is don't panic, we have seen prices lower. the risk is that it may be seen as a hostage to market forces that it can't control, less of an influence nan it once was. >> millions of people are working, and a survey says half of americans could have to work one of the upcoming holidays as well. details ahead, and a fight over the future of california wine
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country. >> they have to remember that whole valley is riddled with the bones of my ancestors, and the grapes are fertilised by my ancestor's bones. >> native americans looking for tribal recognition battle it out with wine growers in napper valley - worry it could lead to a casino.
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after the turkey and pie millions of americans are expected to take part in a relatively new holiday tradition - shopping. many major retailers will open the doors early this evening. the national retail federation expects more than 25 million die-hard shoppers to take advantage of pre black friday deals. phil is a retail and consumer reporter for "fortune" magazine. thank you for your time. what are you watching specifically this year? >> this year will be a test for companies like wal-mart and target. >> why? >> they have been dealing with fear of people coming to their stores. in the case of wal-mart they have not had growth in u.s. sales in two years. they had a little one last quarter. they spent money on tech and
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ecome e they need to show it's paying off. >> how do you explain it, the economy, just about all measures, are getting better. g.d.p. revised up. what explains the kind of lagging that we have seen with some of the big retailers? >> the bottom line is some retailers has done well. nordstrom and bloomingdales have done well. wages have not increased. you have people shopping at wal-mart who traded down to the dollar stores. target had a data breach. it's improving in terms of wage income rising and they are starting to go up. they are nervous. >> that almost suggests that all the conversations in the country about income and wealth and equality are starting to impact the retail space, high-end retailers who have been doing okay. >> they've been doing well for three years. >> really? >> yes. >> who are you locking at
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specifically? are you talking about wal-mart, target. i guess they were a couple of other retailers. >> jc pepe, coles and macy say people did not buy apparel. it's 80% of revenue. americans are spending more on cars and home and less on apparel. closing has become a commodity. it's cut in the department store space. >> what about cyber monday. what are the trends recently with respect to cyber monday. are we getting clo getting close where they may eclipse black friday. >> adobe systems forecast in 2015 it will be a bigger retail day. the reason is not so much that black friday has been diminished.
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we were talking about the earlier store openings. basically what that has done is wal-mart and target started the black friday deals earlier and discounted a lot more. it is a weekend, in a week. cyber monday is more contained to ecomers. >> more and more are working on holidays. >> including us. is this going to be the new normal. >> who knows how far the creep goes. last year they opened at rate. this year six. jason pepe tried to one-up them. who knows how far this goes. no one wants to risk. >> you want to be first. >> you want to be first and not lose a single penny. >> if you can't be first, you want to hope when everyone else ops. >> thank you for coming in and
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working on thanksgiving napper valley is known for its wine, some that live there worry that could change. a native american group is fighting for federal tribal recognition, and locals say that means a casino could end up in win country. >> 30 years ago janet's mother bought land on the slo slopes t the floor. >> we take the grapes down here. >> the family vineyard is one of 500 wineries operating in the valley. >> i'm second generation vit ner, and we call our community and embrace everything you see behind me. it's pretty much looked the same since i was a little girl. >> it's an enclave living by a strict set of rules. >> in 1968 leaders in our
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community established the first cultural preserve in the united states. it had rigid land use laws. you couldn't put a four room bed and breakfast without the voters approval in the county. >> when wineries learnt a casino like this may be built, napper valley panicked. >> a los angeles casino is not good for the community in the napper valley. >> no one announced plans to build a casino here. this is a man that mite: i'm stake of hearing this. >> he is on a campaign to win federal recognition for his native american group, and says the main goals for the community are access to special education and housing benefits. >> i don't want to waste time on
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what if you build a casino, where would you build it? >> reporter: i can't answer that system. guide lines may be changed for them to gain status. news rules could have an impact on what is happening. in the 1950s, they lost tribal status during a time the federal government was trying to dissolve tribes and assimilate native americans. restoring recognition means sovereignty. any land would be exempt from local and state laws. >> they have to remember the valley is rideled with bones of my ancestors. they are being vert lied by my ancestors bones. they think they came to the valley and made it precious. it was unique in its own ways. the battle has gone on
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for years. with the possibility of changes, some revolutions may be over the horizon. >> coming up, the future of the u.s. military. we'll look at what replacing secretary of defense chuck hagel could mean for moren policy and the -- foreign policy and the fight against i.s.i.l. that is next.
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u.s. military is operating in dozens of countries openly and secretly. secretary of defense, chuck hagel says. a u.s. military approach so worldwide. chuck hagel announced he will leave his position, and there is no word on who will be taking the reins. he's faced criticism for the u.s. operations in the middle east, from syria to iraq and afghanistan. the taliban bombing in the afghan capital is the latest
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attack. violence has been escalating across the country, as the u.s. and other forces are withdrawing. analysts say the climate there is the worst it's been in years. for more, let's bring in james boys from london, a political historian and author of "client clinton's grand strategy." good to see you, happy holidays. first, afghanistan. how bad is the security environment in afghanistan now, as the united states continues to draw down, but with a new security agreement in place with the new afghan government. >> well, hello. it's a measure to talk to you. happy thanksgiving to you and your many viewers. afghanistan - well, what can i say, there's a leader in afghanistan, and that's to be welcomed. frankly, anyone other than hamid karzai will be a good thing for
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u.s. policy in that part of the world. the extent to which the leadership in afghanistan can claim to be anything more than the mayor of kabul is wide by debatable. you could put a wing of steel around the capital, but as soon as you get out to the countryside it comes up again. that's why the american troops are having to leave, to be withdrawn before the end of president obama's time in office. it's not where this administration wanted to be when it came into office six years ago. >> defense sentry chuck hagel -- secretary chuck hagel resigning under pressure. among others thing, the u.s. policy - is their concern that this is the wrong time for a change in leader?. >> it is remarkable.
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as you rightly frame your question - did he walk, was he purposed, it's impossible -- was he pushed, it's impossible. changing detect ris at this point, defence secretaries, suggesting his leadership is to blame for a week global strategy is remarkable. it's notable that president obama changed his defence secretary at the moment president bush changed his with little time left, the question must be asked what on earth a new defense secretary can get done before he or she is forced to leave office come 2017. >> particularly when there's challenges abroad for new secretaries, and conflicts in the nation. we are talking about shrinking
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milita military budgets, it's about the economy and morale. how does a new person tackle this. >>. >> yosz you do. the problem is the pentagon is an unmanaged report. the defence secretary responds to the president and the administration who decides where the budget lies. the defense secretary can lobby for as much of the pie as they can claim. ultimately the president and the administration has to make decisions. it's clear this deputy secretary, his predecessor and predecessor before that came to the conclusion that this administration were not putting
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strength or weight behind men and women. >> do you think the taliban - we are seeing the attacks, will try to seize on this moment and see it as an opportunity to take back control of more of the country? >> well, i fail to see why they wouldn't. in every conflict you are looking at what your enemy is up to, trying to expose weaknesses. a great challenge is that the electoral time scales are set in stone. the taliban know this and realise that president obama has a certain amount of time on the clock. come 12 months from now we'll be looking to new hampshire and iowa, and the focus will be off foreign policy. there are weaknesses to be exploited. >> james, great to see you, really is. james boys from london for us,
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political hist yn and thorough of the foreign policy book "clinton's grand strategy." take care of yourself. >> hundreds of people protested in central india demanding the ruling b.j.p. party step down. they want the government to take ownership of a dozen women who died. following that al jazeera is looking at family planning around the world. in india 90% of people sterilised in 2012 and 2013 were women. we look at why. >> reporter: this couple are loving parents. they decided five was enough for their family. the idea of the male being sterilised was ruled out. >> i thought about it. i'm a working man.
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i have pain in my back, i decided not to have the procedure. fear of complication and loss of strength is why government statistics shows 95% of sterilizations is performed on women, despite being a surgery with risk. this month 14 women died, dozens left in critical condition, after being sterilised at a temporary planning center. these incidents continue despite them male sterilizations being down with a noninvasive procedure. it's the same procedure that man underwent. >> i'm leading a happy life. medically, there's nothing this happened. people will have tiredness or will not be able to do the hard work - there's no such problem. >> men are increasingly one of the few being sterilised.
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>> in 2008, more than 800 men attended a sterilisation center. that has fallen to fewer than 160 and across the country the number of male sterilizations falls. >> this surgeon, who helped to pioneer the current procedure says while attitudes will have to change to get more men sterilised. more has to be made. >> it has to do with the service provision. we could work harder to get men forward for sterilise eyeings. -- sterilisation. >> some sterilisation was successful but could have carried risks. until awareness is spread women dominate the numbers performed, and continue to bear the burden of india's ambitious family
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planning programme. >> tomorrow we'll look at burkina faso, and the contraceptive device available there for $1. they are the stories paying news. roxana saberi is there with that. >> 350,000 homes across the north-east started thanksgiving day without electricity, following the snow storm. sticky snow waived down trees and brought down powerlines. another 80,000 were in the dark in maine. >> i would like to keep it at a couple of hours at the most, get it back on shortly. get some refrigerators working again and some electricity would be great. >> crews have been working to repair lines. companies say it could be a couple of days before everywhere gets their power back. >> a roadway closed by lava flow is open again.
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it stalled before it crossed the road. it hardened. they hope drivers will not stop to look at it. >> an areasonist against cornell o'neil has been upgraded after the woman made. he raped and set a woman on fire. it was after a random encounter a 9-year-old girl in utah was honoured for rescuing her mum after a car crash. another driver hit her from behind. mum fainted. she swung into action checking blood sugar and gave her mum juice from her lunch box and helped to revive her. >> she came over, buried her head in my chest, grabbed a hold of he kind of kying.
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kind of broke my hampt i've been on the job for 15 years. her dad is a paramedic, mum a diabetic. >> we need that interaction this week - police, paramedics, we need to this week. >> we do. >> roxanne, appreciate it. >> supreme court justice ruth beta ginsberg has been released from a hospital and is resting at home after heart surgery. she had a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery. she was rushed to hospital after feeling discomfort while exercising. she is expected to be at work on monday. >> power politics is next. michael shure has his picks and pardons with the year's political turkeys.
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politicians have a lot to be
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thankful for, especially republicans, there were gaffs. political contributor michael shure offers his take on the political turkeys of 2014. >> the presidential turkey pardon is as much a part of the holiday as traffic and football. the first official pardon is ererroneously accred tid to harry truman, the library issued a correction. in keeping with haloed president precedent we at power politics want to extend holiday warmth. with charity and forgiveness we offer pardons for this year's political turkeys, may they roam free - most of them. iowa congressman bruce braley for being a bum bling candidate in a seemingly winning race for
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saying... >> if you help me win this race background, experience, voice, someone who has been literally fighting for reform for 30 years, or you might have a farmer from iowa who never went to law school. >> there's no towel service. we are doing our own laundry down there. >> seriously. >> we pay a fee to belong to the house gym. >> what is strange about the story is it's an example of where when someone else's animals are in your yard, you are the bad neighbour. we give you, congressman, the first power politics pardon, even if it was your neighboured chickens that almost caused you to take action. to mick mcallister, who voters gave hif a fourth -- him a fourth place finish in a race he
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wasn't going to run, we kiss goodbye. and mcdonald, the state charged him with campaign fraud and vibery. we offer him a pardon, because ours will not hold up in court. >> to the michigan g.o.p. >> dark clouds are gathering and gary peters is in the eye of the storm. wounded by a convicted felon, connected to a lean shark ring, run by an international gangster who also contributed to peter's campaign. (burp) gary peters, loan shark n.a.t.o., coming soon to a voting booth near you. >> we offer a full and free power politics turkey. and to alison lundergan grimes who fought hard, but would not tell us for whom she voted in the 2012 presidential election. >> this is a matter of
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principle. our constitution grants in kentucky the constitutional right for privacy at the ballot box. you have that right. senator mitch mcconnell has the right. >> we tell you we voted to pardon you for being a political turkey. the former senator scott brown who moved states to run again, and forgot where he was. >> i've heard from the republicans, thankful that i've been around helping them to raise money and awareness as to the issues affecting people in massachusetts - new hampshire - in massachusetts, obviously. >> we offer this turkey who lost a senate race in two states a pardon. to our stooem esteemed vice
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president we offer a pardon for the comment citing the two countries that were the biggest problems in united states in dealing with islamic extremists, those countries, the united arab emirates and turkey. he asked for a pardon from turkey, we give him a turkey pardon. we have a turkey with fans. former governor charlie chris combines cool air with hot air, losing to governor rick scott in florida. >> governor chris asked for a small fan under the podium. the rules of debate i was shown by the scott campaign say that there should be no fan. somehow there is a fan there. >> finally though she showed no mercy with other species on the
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farms. >> i'm joni ernst, i grew up castrating loss on an iowa farm, so when i get to washington i'll know how to cut pork. >> joni ernst, mother, soldiers, scarfive. >> my parents taught me to live within my means. washington is full of big spenders. let's make them squeal. >> we offer joni ernst, senator elect from iowa a politically turkey pardon. and while tweeting about politics made donnal trump a turkey, including this one. saying mitch mcconnell may be the next speak are of the house. when he was running for the senate. listen to this, why would he run for the senate when he is the next speaker...
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we ran out of pardons. for that, pardon us, everyone have a great thanksgiving. >> when a rocket bound for the international space station exploded seconds after launch, the disaster destroyed more than supplies. students watch as their science programme goes up in smoke. o an exciting year in college football. >> the first under a new play-off system. we look at how this weekend could be pivot all to how it all plays out. experiencing all that is possible... the new space race >> we're democratizing space... >> for profit... >> a hunk of the moon that you can hold in your hands, could be worth a billion dollars >> who are the players? what's the cost? how will it impact our future? >> i hope that when i'm 50 i'll be a millionaire from this >> from fiction to fact, al velshi investigates the business of space on al jazeera america
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>> on tech know. >> that is immense... >> there a misunderstood... ...vital part of the ecosystem >> ...is a tiger shark... ...first one of the expodition >> can they be saved? >> sharks don't eat people... >> tech know, every saturday go where science meets humanity. >> this is some of the best driving i've every done, even though i can't see. >> tech know. >> we're here in the vortex. only on al jazeera america. for the first time ever the top division of college football will hold a play-off to determine the national champion, this holiday weekend could determine which team advances. michael eaves joins me to sort this out. how to this year's system different to last year. >> if you think about last year,
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we have the vcf series, taking the poll and computer rankings into play, to get number one and two to play head to head. apart from that, you had associate press, and sometimes the best teams would not play. it worked for a while. people wanted a play-off, wanting teams to play in a format to determine who is the best team. they have that. they have a 12 member committee to decide who are the best four teams. >> let's say the play-offs play this week. how does it look now. how would it sake out. some of the best teaming at the top. two teams are not only the same conference in the scc and number two organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. at the bottom of the clean, we see number 5 tcu, and number 6.
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we put them there to show you the teams that have the best thanes to jump into the -- chance to jump into the top four. the winners of those two games would play for the national championships. walk he through the significance. the difference is the teams did not move. the top sex teams stayed in the same spot. all the strength remains the same. the committee feels strongly that he is are the best teams. florida state won the championship. ranked third, behind teams with losses. >> only undefeated team. they've had a lot of issues. they have not played well.
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people lk at the strength of schedule. james pressure played. they had allegations of sexual assault. they yelled an obscene gesture and were suspended. the steam, maybe as a result. they have not played well, they have squeaked by most games, and the committee member feels that it's like the other teams, they are better than florida states. >> how important are the games. this is huge. this is rivalry week in college football. the best teams are playing the rival. it will show you the games coming up. last year's game has huge. auburn upset alabama, they played for the championships. alabama plays oregon. tcu texas, ohio state.
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michigan. all the teams should have a chance to move on. in rivalry games we know emotions play and the records don't matter. there's a caveat here. all the teams you saw, if they went out. they'd have to play a conference championship game. missouri will not. if they went out, barack obama would play for the championship. mississippi would beguaranteed. >> how could will this weekend be. >> great food. football. >> yum. >> engines at 108%. >> boy, you remember this. last month an n.a.s.a. rocket headed for the international space station burst into names right after lift off. the explosion destroyed the craft and also it dashed the diagrams of four young iraqi
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refugees. the middle schoolers had a science project on board. now the determined girls are getting a second chance. bisi onile-ere has their story. (count down) we have lift off. >> when an unmanned n.a.s.a. rocket launched from eastern virginia last october, the dreams of iraqi refugees living in detroit took flight. >> i was so excited. our experiment is in the rocket going up. moments later disaster. the rocket explodes after take off. in it commercial supplies and a dozen signs experiments. one of which belongs to the eighth graders. >> it wept fast. we can see if. i realised, and i start crying.
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>> the middle school students developed a school that can test the effect iowa dine can have and n.a.s.a. is giving them a second chance to see if they can find new ways to make dirty water clean on earth and in pace. space. >> they want to challenge the world. >> a year ago, they fled iraq with their families. they witnessed death and destruction, life experience becoming a catalyst for their signs. >> when i was in iraq we didn't have clean water. maybe people get sick, or some of them die. >> maddison superintendent randy speck says that there's a
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lesson, in this parliament for everyone. seeing the results of possibly clean water can have for their lives, that's a big deal. for the school community, saying science and decc knollingy this may be better person. maybe my future will start from here. tins this experience. >> they hope to make a dips and believe that the skies are the limit. >> that blew up some of the food, but the astronauts have back-up supplies. crew members are celebrating holidays 265 miles above earth. on the menu. freeze dry green beans.
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that will fish off. don't forget. thermal stabilized cherry cobbler. "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> for years the struggle to limit the spread of h.i.v. was to change people's before. does the use of a preventative drug treatment challenge the tech aids of hard work. it's inside story. >> i'm

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