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life is self pity... >> defending the environment >> global warming is gravest threat... >> every saturday, join us for exclusive... revealing... and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time... talk to al jazeera, only on al jazeera america >> police arresting more than a dozen protesters in ferguson, missouri as anger continues coast to coast over the grand jury decision not to indict officer darren wilson in the death of michael brown ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak is cleared of all charges. the judge saying he should never
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have been charged with conspiracy in the death of protesters in the 2012 uprising. a major drug bust - australian officials seizing nearly 3 tonnes of illegal drugs - one of biggest in the country. >> i always think we are going to die sharing their story of survival, two cousins recount the hours buried under a snow bank. >> good morning, i'm erica pitzi, in for morgan radford. police in ferguson moved in with riot gear as hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets. police warned the demonstrators to leave. most peacefully obeyed. there were a few trouble makers. one is facing charges for assaulting a police officer. good morning, jonathan, where do things stand right now.
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>> good morning. things started peacefully. there were 100 or so protesters on the sidewalk. most were chanting or yelling. things got a little tense when they moved into the middle of the streets. officers told them to move back, saying they were beaking the law. many complied, many did not. they clashed with officers. 16 were arrested, ending the day and night of protests, here and at shopping malls across the country. >> reporter: protesters in the st louis area disrupted shopping at the galleria mall to make a point. they performed die-ins, sprawled on the floor. the demonstrations causing the galleria is close for more than an hour during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. >> it was a similar scene around the country. in miss ies, at new york city,
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demonstrators took their chants to the store. outside several protesters were arrested, accused of blocking the entrance to the store. they were protesting the lack of indictment in the matter of michael brown. on chicago's magnificent mile protesters incurred shoppers not to spend. >> it's silly when people's lives are wrecked every day. >> in oatland california, a group chained themselves to a chain, halting services for a few hours. >> all the powerful black people came and shut down the powerful moving target and stopped congress with the message that is going out across oatland, the nation and the world.
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we expect to see some protesters here today. not sure how many. the number of aacp is organising journey for just, 120 mile walk. 120 miles - they'll start in the neighbourhood where michael brown was killed in august, and will be marching - some riding on buses - taking a journey it missouri. it will take seven days, they'll go there demanding, they say, systematic changes, specifically the main thing they want is a re-organisation of the ferguson, missouri. they had local churches. some will walk the 120 miles. others will join or stop along the way. >> michael brown's parents travelled to geneva to testify, and a u.n. panel is criticizing the u.n. panel. what can you tell us about the
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report? >> the human panel against torture has serious concerns about police brutality and cited numerous reports of situations and incidents where police used force, particularly as it relates to minority groups. i should mention that the report is not specifically related to ferguson, but considering the time activists are using what it as. underscoring the need for changes. >> live for us in ferguson. for most business owners picking up the pieces will not be easy, many are vowing to rebuild. some held a news conference, doing more to help businesses. >> maybe run the place until i can rebuild. >> warne eata runs a clothing
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store and compares the destruction of her business to a bad dream. >> it's like is it really happening. are you sleeping. >> the boutique was destroyed in the violence engulfing ferguson and missouri, after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the shooting and killing of an unarmed black attempt. wry jotters -- rioters cut a path of destruction burning and destroying 60 businesses. dellwood's mayor said he can't bet a meet with with governor jay nixon. >> i called the governor's office on tuesday. i have not heard from him. >> reporter: business owners are frustrated. a tire shop owner vented, angry that national guard troops did not protect businesses. the road connecting ferguson and dellwood was open to traffic. drivers gawked at the
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instruction. zero interest loans were provided for businesses. governor jay nixon announced 625 in zero interest loans would be available. state senator geena walsh demand the the state do more. >> we have to come up with loan forgiveness to have the states want to keep their businesses and stay. wan eata is trying to be patient and says she will rebuild. >> there's nothing wrong with falling. the problem is when you don't give up. >> 10% of the business district was destroyed during the riots now to chicago, with a gunman shot a woman in an apartment and turned the gun on himself. he was pronounced dead. police say she is the shooter's girlfriend and ex-girlfriend,
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and was working as an employee at the store. an egyptian court dismissed charges against the former president. [ clapping ] as you hear, cheers erupted inside the courtroom as the judge cleared hosni mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters, they demonstrated against him at the time. in a lengthy speech the judge said putting the former leader on trial was not right to begin with. hosni mubarak was cleared of corruption. he was serving a 3-year sentence. >> fighting between kurdish forces - this was the scene in kobane. multiple explosions. no word on casualties. syria's government is
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criticizing efforts to tackle the group. the alliance began, targetting syrian targets in september. an expansion of the campaign in iraq. more than 1,000 air strikes carried out gains the group. >> the pope continues his tour of turkey. he is calling for an end to fundamentalism. the pontiff urged them to take a stronger stance. al jazeera's bernard smith reports to istanbul. >> behind me is the blue mosque, where he went first. he was shown around the blue mosque by muslim leader spent a lot of time in there, and during his tour of the blue mosque, the dramatic peace of ottoman architecture during his time.
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he stood towards mecca and spent time in reflection or in prayer, a symbol ig gesture as part of the reason for the visit is to build bridges. after the blue mosque he crossed the courtyard in a papal convoy to behind me. the papal convoy, for a pope known to have rejected the trappings of his office, the papal vehicle was a renault saloon car, no big mercedes. he went into here and this is symbolic for a pope to visit. it was the founding of christianity. the most important church this the most significant city in the christian world. this was constantin opal. and was a church until the ottoman's were converted into a
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mask and after the founding of the state. it was made into a museum. the pope spent time in there, touring that. taking pope francis warned there. he's left, gone to the delegation and he'll be taking mass later on. a popular pope. he was greeted by a lot of tourists waiting to see him as he left. >> a major drug bust in australasia. police seized more than $1 billion of drugs, including ecstasy. six people have been charged. australian officials hope to spend a strong message to the criminal. >> don't bring your evil poison here to australia. if we can't make you see the lying, we'll make you feel the heat. today people will be feeling the heat as a result of what is on the table and the rest of the drug which is elsewhere being processed as we speak. >> this is part of an ongoing
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investigation. authorities hope to make more arrests over the next week. >> officials say dozens of insurgents some in military uniforms attacked camp bastian. gunfire do be heard as several attackers got on to the base. five soldiers, 26 insurgents were killed. british and american forces turned it over. >> jonathan goodluck said no stone will be left unturned. several bombs went off outside as people arrived for prayers in a mosque. no one claimed responsibility. boko haram attacked the area before. security forces are were ordered to launch an investigation, bringing the perpetrators to
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justice. 1500 have been killed. china is keeping a close eye on local elections in taiwan. millions of voters voted. 11,000 seats of up for grabs. it gives them a clans to voice -- chance to voice their opinions. china and taiwan have been ruled since the end of the civil war in the 1940s. beijing sees taiwan as a renegade province. presidential elections are slated for 2015. wet weather leaves a mark on the north-west. let's get a check on the weather with meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> good morning. we are seeing a lot of rain. let me show you what you are looking at. you see coming off the pacific ocean from california to the ocean. that is where the problem is. at some point it has been heavy. i want to show you video.
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it's the river, you can see how high the river it, very near flood stage in the area. in some of those locations they were worried that they'd break the banks of the river, and worried about the debris, such as the logs right here. when they get together. that can cause problems. >> this is what they are looking out for the rest of the day. flood warnings around western washington. as you go to the east. it's up here towards wyoming. it will continue today. the ski resorts are loving this. they are able to open up earlier. the snow slides to the south. it's a dig travel day, we talk about the travel day forecast. >> hopefully it will be better than it was an wednesday. >> it will be much better.
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>> it's first and long for former baltimore ravens ray rice. the n.f.l. lifts his suspension with the notorious elevator incident. now he's been reinstated to play. can he find a team diagnosing ebola. a new test giving hope to thousands. and dancing for hugo chavez, the ballet about the venezuela dictator that some call propaganda and others call a tribute. stay with us.
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a victory for ray rice. he can play football again.
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he won an appeal overturning his inspection. he can play with a team willing to offer him a contract. it could be a long road back for rice. >> reporter: ray rice never denied he struck his fiancee jena palmer in an elevator in february. it was a key factor allowing him to be allowed back on the field. in july commissioner roger goodell suspended rice for two games. in september a second video surfaced showing what happened inside the elevator. the media backlash proved too much for roger goodell. he suspended rice indefinitely. >> we had not seen the second tape that became public 10 days ago. it was not consistent with what he said. >> reporter: the athlete, with the backing of the n.f.l. players' association appealed
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and judge barbara jones was appointed. she ruled there was no evidence that rice lied to the leave. sports attorney said the arbitrator had no choice. >> once a penalty was announced and imposed, the n.f.l. without a change in circumstances or factors other than the outcry from the government went and revisited. there was no way back, other than the judge vacating it. >> the arbitrator said it was not rice's fault. jones said the league did not realise the severity of the conduct, speaking to their failure in the past to sanction this kind of conduct more sieve severely. >> it is domestic violence swamping the lead. not that they could solve it, but they needed to show empathy. the league accepts the arbitrator's ruling
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meanwhile, jena rice is breaking her silence about the elevator incident, speaking publicly for the first time since her huss ban's suspension. rice says she went through several different emotions in the aftermath of the incident. >> i was furious. i didn't want to hear anything. i knew he hit me, i was completely over it. i was done, didn't want to hear anything. in the back of my mind and heart i knew our relationship wouldn't be over. i know this is not us or him. >> reporter: in a separate interview shed she felt betrayed by bravens after releasing her husband and she finds it hard being labelled a victim malaysia airlines is trying to recover from a public relations nightmare, they are apologising after sending out this tweet: the airlines said it wanted to inspire travellers to look at
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the deal, but instead it reminded people of the missing mh17, it vanished without a trace in march another malaysia plane was shot down in ukraine in july. forensic scientists are trying to identified nine victims. on friday more coffins arrived in the netherlands. nearly 300 died in the accident. while investigators search for answers, violence in eastern ukraine is showing little signs of improvement. the united nations is accusing pro-russian rebel groups of hugean rights abuses. harry fawcett speaks with a man who says he was tortured and captured. >> reporter: in a park we meet one of many with a story of abuse. we'll call him alexi, grabbed by men with guns, and held for a month. >> translation: two healthy young men took me to the basement. sat me in a chair and handcuffed
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me. the process began. when i fell, they lift me up and beat me again. >> the united nations committee calls what happened a rein of fear and intimidation. the self-declared government in donetsk admits it has no criminal code, no courts. the authorities are open about the lack of due legal process. one senior law enforcement official told me alleged criminals might have to wait in gaol until next year for a court system to be up and running. there's criticism of the ukranian government for what the committee calls slow progress in investigating the death are of hundreds of people in a protest toppling the former president. human rights watch makes the same complaint into alleged abuses. >> it's been a couple of months since the investigation opened.
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and so far there seems to be new tangible progress in the investigation. we hope they will investigate. and they hope that they will bring the perpetrators to justice. >> reporter: alexy understands that the perpetrators have immunity. his life is here. he decided to stay on in what after all is his home town. >> the u.n. says 4,000 people have been killed since mid-april. more help in the fight against ebola. researchers came up with a new task detecting the virus in 15 minutes. it's six times faster. it can help isolate and confirm patients, treating them sooner. they'll be the first to use the diagnostic instrument. 16,000 have been affected with
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ebola stories of survival from two young boys. >> we kept yelling, moving our body. >> their amazing stories of how they stayed alive, buried in a snowbank for hours. >> and the ballet in venezuela, about the life of hugo chavez. why some say it's a fitting tribute to the dictator.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm erica pitzi. let's get another look at the forecast with kevin corriveau, meteorologist. snow everywhere. this has been a serious weekend. >> it's been an amazing storm at the worst time of year, when everyone wants to come and fly. we have seen thousands of people, up to 300,000 people that lost their power because of the major storm pushing through the most. we saw it coming into play on wednesday. thursday, not looking too bad. we are seeing snow here off lake ontario, and snow pushing through ohio as well. these were the 72 hour snow totals that we saw with the storms. up towards massachusetts, it was 16. new hampshire it was 13. we saw 12 and a half. tomorrow, the rest of the day
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today is not looking too bad. we are seeing good skies. tomorrow we are talking about a travel day. it will be a better day than what we saw on wednesday. >> two young boys are retelling what it was like to be trapped in a snow bank for eight hours, and the miraculous rescue, the children, nine and 11, were trying to build a snow fort in new burg when a snow plough drove by and unknowingly pushed a huge pile of snow on top of the cousins. >> we were scared and screamed telling him to stop. me and my cousin couldn't feel part of our bodies. i couldn't feel my legs, he couldn't feel parts. the police credit air pockets with save them. a new ballet, the hottest ticket in town - the protagonist
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none other than hugo chavez. >> the wit, the skinny one and elcomandante. hugo chavez was called many things, the man in tights was not one of them. this would be his latest portrayal. in a ballet that honoured the leader who died of cancer last year. . >> translation: the play has many socialist messages from the people, not just a tribute to chavez, but a tribute to the people. he's port of the great community. >> reporter: the state-sponsored work charts his early beginnings, based on anecdotes he shared in political speeches that he shared. critics called it government propaganda. a chart denied.
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>> translation: for us it's important. it's part of the message we are giving, that this is the ballet, a work of art, not a brochure. >> reporter: nearly two years after his death, chavez looms lard in public life. across venezuela. his image adorns walls and buildings. some revere him with state-like status. a cause at the military institute attracted more than 10,000 students. >> translation: commander chavez's daughters in his tv programme called "hello president." this is a continuation of those classes and his teachings. >> reporter: in academics and art hugo chavez is still very much a leading man in venezuela coming up in the next hour of al jazeera - finding future
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[ chanting ] a day of rage in american cities from coast to coast over the grand jury decision in the michael brown shooting. we are live in the ground in ferguson, missouri, as demonstrators gather for the largest protest yet. >> we are here demanding at least $15 an hour. >> blocking black friday, the nationwide movement taking on the largest retailer on one of
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the busiest shopping days of the year plus, a rare shof of support for -- show of support for dead lid violence, his comments on the fight against i.s.i.l., and what he is condemning during his visit to turkey. >> "there's a plane on the road behind your house." my reaction is that has to be a model plane not a real one it may have been a holiday miracle - a small plane crash with a happy ending in a quiet suburb police and protesters facing off in ferguson overnight. 15 demonstrators arrested as officers in riot year moved in to clear the street. welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm erica pitzi. police warned people to leave, and while most of them obeyed officials say there were a few trouble makers. jonathan martin joins us from ferguson. can you tell us about the protests gearing up today in
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ferguson? >> good morning to you. yes, today a large crowd is expected m ferg are, because the n -- in ferguson, because the n.a.a.c.p. is organising a march called journey for justice. if starts where michael brown was killed, faking 127 mile -- taking taking a 127 mile march. some will travel on buses. there'll be churches providing shelter, but they are going to the governor's office to demand changes. specifically, first and foremost new leadership at the ferguson police department. that march organised by the n.a.a.c.p. starts here in ferguson, noon local time we know michael brown's parent trailed to geneva to testify in front of a united nations committee. a u.n. panel criticizes police
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cruelty in the u.s. what can you tell us about the report? >> the report from the u.n. panel - it says it has specific and serious concerns about racial profiling, police brutality and police using excessive force, questioning whether the u.s. is addressing the issue by investigating and punishing officers who may be involved. here is more from the report. >> as reports of widespread abuse of force by the police, and this gives rise to concern, of course, and this gives some vulnerable group, including ethnic groups, blacks, have been particularly targeted by this force. >> and this report cites specific incidents in which the panel felt police brutality was
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an issue. they are addressing the issues. obviously with michael brown's parents festifying and with everything going wrong it underscores the need for systematic changes in the u.s. >> let's talk about the latest from governor jay nixon, announcing a special session with the assembly. what can we expect coming out of that? >> well, the governor wants to meet with lawmakers and the issue is to address funding. the national guard has been out here night after night. the patrol has been out here. they need money to make sure the officers, national guards men and highway patrol men and women can be paid. they didn't expect what happened over hor in the last couple of weeks. they want to make sure when they have the december 15th paycheck that all the officers are paid. the governor is asking for more
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money, it's not sure how much. >> jonathan martin live in ferguson this morning. thank you protesters across the nation used black friday shopping as a backdrop to call for justice. [ chanting ] >> dozens of demonstrators took part in die-ins that you see there on the floor at the galleria mall. it forced the mall to close for more than an hour after one of the busiest shopping days in the year. at macy's flagship story, protesters took their chance in the store marching through the aisle urging shoppers to send a message. there were minor scuffles. several were arrested for allegedly blocking the entrance
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in california protesters shut down a train station in oatland for a few hours, chaining themselves to a train. more than a dozen were arrested on charms of interfering. dozens of activists tried to conduct a tree-lighting ceremony. there were scuffles from police. some shops were left in the window. two officers were injured. dozens arrested. dozens took to the streets in los angeles. 100 demonstrators took over the street. several were arrested when police say they interfered with traffic. coming up we speak to someone at the protests in ferguson. he travelled to geneva with michael brown's parents for a u.n. conference. an attorney joins you in chicago, a gunman shot a woman inside a nordstrum
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department store on friday night and turned the gun on himself. the shooter was pronounced dead. police say he was the shooter's girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. she was working as a seasonal employee at nordstrum wal-mart was the target of black friday protests, workers using the busy shopping day. as tom ackerman shows us, it's a fight ongoing since 2006. >> reporter: demonstrators converged on wal-mart stores across the country, including this a few blocks from the u.s. capital. >> we are here demanding at least $15 an hour. >> with gross profits of $130 million, wal-mart has been a target for the movement to pass living wage laws across the u.s., pointing to workers that complain working full-time they need government subsidies to
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make end meet. >> i'm 40 hours a week, and i haven't made over $25,000. >> i personally am behind on my rent, even though i work 40 hours a week. i can't get my car fixed. i wait for shut off notices from utilities. >> reporter: behind the demonstration is a campaign by one union to organise the workers. in several states protests have been restricted and ordered members not to set foot in the store. the company responded with a high-profile public relations campaign. to counter an image of exploiting workers. >> i started out as a part-time cashier. it's giving me the opportunity over the last 17 years to grow from hourly ranks to senior level management. >> the protesters marched
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outside, the company provided a few workers inside to help give the news media its side of the story. >> i make a pretty good living wage. i started off as an unloader at wal-mart. and in three months i became a supervisor. since then i had two raises since then. >> at most, only a few hundred at wal-mart's 1.4 million employees were expected to stay away from work. those that did fear the company will retaliate by telling them not to bother coming back. >> wal-mart is the nation's largest private employer with 1.4 million workers. >> egypt's former president has been cleared of charges against him. >> as you see there, cheers erupted in a cairo court after
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the judge dismissed murder and corruption against hosni mubarak. he was on trial for conspiring to kill egyptians. hosni mubarak is serving a 3-year prison sentence for embezzle multiple explosions in kobane, a town becoming a key battle ground in the fight against i.s.i.l. they have attacked a kurdish controlled post on the kurdish border. the u.s. has reviewed policies. hostage situations taking in the fight. jamie mcintyre explains. >> the u.s. says it will never pay ransom to secure the release of hostages in the hands of fighters. it traded five afghan tal brafteners for captured american soldie soldiers bergdahl. families were watching.
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>> reporter: before i.s.i.l. fighters beheaded james foley, he watched one by one as others were freed. after james foley's murder, two other captives met the same fate. american law not only prevent the government paying ransom, it barred citizens too. >> the united states set a heart-rending, necessary example. by refusing to pay ransom for captured americans. all the evidence shows that where and if a country has paid a ransom, there are many more people that are taken hostage. >> reporter: according to the u.n. security council, 120 million was paid in ransom between 2004 and 2012. including $34 million to
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i.s.i.l. the pentagon's joint command is accused of a botched rescue plan. hunter, in a letter to outgoing defense secretary chuck hagel quoted sources as saying: it's an allegation that the pentagon denies. >> i tell you, i said this before, there was no ransom offered. there was no ransom paid. kirby acknowledged there is a grey area in u.s. policy. the pentagon or c.i.a. will pay sources for information about the whereabouts or condition of u.s. captives. on sayings, to obtain information in the field, there are - there are such exchanges. that's a fact. >> in britain the government is
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seeking to stop companies paying ransoms. the white house says its review of the hostage policy will not change. families want other changes. >> i'm so delighted it's being revisited. all i ask is that families be invited to the discussion. >> diane foley said while her son was held, she faced a bewildering bureaucracy, where no one was accountable. >> there was no one that could share information for us or advocate for jim's situation. it was a very lonely experience. >> the white house said the review would focus on how the u.s. government manages itself, and the agencies involve communicate with the families of the victims. many feel abandoned and left with few options. >> syria's government is
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criticizing u.s.-led efforts to tackle i.s.i.l. the foreign minister says coalition air strikes failed to weaken fighters. a message of solidarity. the pontiff is visiting historic strikes, once the center of rich christian and muslim heritage, and is calling for an end to religious extremism. he'll meet with the head of the orthodox church, making an effort to breach centuries of division. coming up in 30 minutes - an indepth look at what it behind the pope's comments. we speak with the chairman of theology at ford am university friday, more than 100 people were killed in cano, nigeria's second-largest city. it was at the height of the friday prayers. authorities suspect the rebel group boko haram is responsible.
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you >> reporter: witnesses say the scene after the explosion was pandemonium. bodies were strewn across the area. people ran in different directions. there was a stampede as people tried to escape the scene. it's believed it caused more facealties, particularly among children. angry young men took to the treats. they burnt tires and attacked cars. anger has been building over the spate of attacks, particularly as the country heads to an election next year. >> this is going to fuel the speculation that the nigerian government has its foot on the brake in terms of trying to take an aggressive response to boko haram. >> last week the traditional ruler of cano made unusual
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remarks, urging nigerians to defend themselves against insecurity, a reference to boko haram, and a swipe at the handling of the group's actions. the government and the military say boko haram has been sustaining losses in an attempt to hold on to the territory. and a number of bombings targetting crowded areas. the group is intent on sending a message. it's able to strike at will and at the heart of some crowded areas. nigeria's president jonathan goodluck says no stone will be left unturned in trashing down the mosque attackers. a major drug bust in australia. police seized more than $1.25 million words of drugs, including ecstasy and meth. it was hidden in a cargo container from germany. six have been charged. australia hopes to send a strong
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message to the criminals. >> don't bring your evil poison to australia. if we can't make you see the light we'll make you feel the heat. today some will feel the heat because of what's on the table and the rest that is being process said. >> this is part of an investigation. authorities hope to make more roasts over the next week they are picking up the pieces in ferguson. >> wonderful, we didn't have inventory. we have inventory now. >> she had no inventory because her store was burnt to the ground after the grand jury's decision not to indict darren wilson came down. al jazeera is on the ground with those struggling to rebuild their lives and livelihoods. plus, ray rice reinstated. his rehabilitation and what his wife is saying about the elevator incident that start it all. >> and it's beginning to look a
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lot like christmas at the white house. stay with us.
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al jazeera is on the ground with stay with u protests in seat
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the grand jury decision in the michael brown case took an ugly turn. police clashed with crowds not deterred by the rain. they blocked shoppers at the malls and in the downtown areas. some stores were forced to close. six people were arrested hope and healing in ferguson, missouri. more than a dozen businesses were destroyed during protests when darren wilson was not indicted. owners are trying to get on their feet, and are asking the government for help to build what they once had west florissant avenue, seen of the worst violence, opened again. this is what it looked lij monday night, police and protesters clashing. juanita is seeing what is left of her boutique. dresses and shoes, businesses
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that thrived gone in a moment of rage. she's upset bus philosophical. >> heart-breaking. i'll be okay. i had encouragement from my customers and employees - they have been there for me. so my families has been a big supporter. i'll be okay. >> reporter: while we spark, a courier arrives with a delivery, a couple of dresses ordered before the fire. the store manager sees it as a good sign. >> we start with new staff. we didn't have inventory, we have some inventory now. >> later, reflective, she worries about neighbouring shops that may never reopen. >> from what i understand some merchants may not have had insurance. some businesses may not be act open up because of that fact. unless the government comes through with a loan or assistance to help rebuild the
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businesses. >> all of the buildings, burnt-out buildingsar crime scenes. arson investigators are going through the rubble for clues. the questions on most people's minth is how did it happen, who did it, why did it happen at all. there's concern that not enough protection was provided. in part because businesses are owned by african-american, and further from the police department, city hall and other areas where the national guard was deployed. >> my only problem is some of this could have been avoided. we knew the seriousness of the situation of the michael brown case, and the possibility of a non-indictment. and, you know, we just weren't prepared. >> reporter: a local man shows up to play christmas songs for those that come to see the wreckage. all people here can do is hope that the worst is past, the time
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to rebuild is coming. attorney justin hanson has been working with michael brown's family. good morning, thank you for joining us. let's talk about the black friday protest called black out. you were at the malls. what is the message behind the protests? >> there are few messages. i think that number one, don't forget the issue of corporate responsibility. a number of corporations benefit from inequality allowing them to give unjustly low wages to workers, primarily workers of colour in this country. that is part of the story, economic and racial injouz will be connected, and we made sure that people saw that there was corporate looting that was happening in front of us every day. i think like the montgomery show. it took a turn towards economic
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justice in their fight for racial justice. it was an encouraging turn towards the 2.0 boycott. not just refusing to spend their own dollars. but making sure we found a way to interrupt black friday. a huge sign where the corporations make profit and stand by and stay slend. -- silent. >> african-american have a huge buying power, $1 trillion. as it relates to the michael brown scpas what is happening in -- case and what is happening in ferguson, why do you think making an economic impact can make a difference when it comes to police brutality. >> corporations that are involved wield an enormous amount of power. i think this is another move that shows the sophistication of
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the demonstrators. the economic powerhouse that is wal-mart, for example, could, through its lobbying help to bring a great i am not of change, including change on the issue of racial profiling and police brutality if it stood up, which it declined to do. in the killing of john crawford it refused to release videos for a great amount of time. in titly seemed to side with the side of injustice. we want to make sure that we bring that to light, allowing people to realise what is happening. and corporations can't stand by the side and benefit from injustice. >> let's tournament to your work with poup's family -- michael brown's family. you were at their side when they testified in front of a u.n.
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committee. a report came down criticizing police brutality and the use of force. what do you think about that, that the u.n. is responding? >> i was busy with blackout friday. i didn't know about this development. i tell you it's important for the global community to make its voice heard. when we went to the u.n. that was the hope. to show it wasn't a civil rights issue but a human rights issue. we tried to save avenues for redress. all responded with silence. we had to take it to the u.s. life of a young black man is that important to us, and we think it's worth taking it to the u.n. we are talking about a system that is broken. i think it is accurate and
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correct for the u.n. to focus on a broad systematic call for change, and i think that this is the first step in making some sort of real reform that we can apply nationwide. >> attorney justin hansford. thank you for joining us. some residents in a michigan town got a surprise after a single-engine plane crashed in their neighbourhood. outline four on board survived. it missed a house by a few feet. the home owner called 911. >> my father called me and said there was a plane on the road behind our house. my reaction was, well, it has got to be a model plane, not a real one. he said, "no, there's people crawling out of it." there was no damage to the homes surrounding the crash. the f.a.a. an investigating greek life coming under fire
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on another american college campus, why sorority event have been scrapped at san diego, and how it relates to the virginia case. we spoke to an attorney. >> we need to teach in the language they speak at home, especially the small ones speaking anything but french was a crime in senegal. the push to shape a dark past by recapturing a lost language. stay with us.
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welcome back, i'm erica pitzi, these are the top stories of this hour. overnight more than dozens were arrested in ferguson, missouri. some of the protesters refused to leave and one allegedly
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assaulted an officer. more protests over the death of michael brown are landed for today. >> in a court in egypt dismisses charges against a former president. mooub rah has been cleared of conspiring to kill protesters during an uprising in 2011. six other officials were commcted of wrongdoing bridging the divide between muslims and christians, pope francis visits istanbul, on a 3-day trip, pushing for interfaith dialogue, solidarity and fighting religious extremism several universities are coming out with a zero tolerance approach in the wake of a sexual assault allegation in virginia. days after fraternities were suspended san diego state university suspended all greek life events after an
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anti-demonstration was interrupted with frat members waving sex days. -- sex toys. >> sometimes it's taken as a joke. >> they have to learn from the lessen and move past it. >> school officials say this school year 10 sexual assaults have been reported. douglas is an attorney specialising in sexual assault, and school misconduct and joins us via skype from long island, new york. good morning to you. let's talk about the role of the systems. in the past week the university of virginia and san diego state essentially cancelled fraternity event in response to sexual assault allegations. do you agree with the decisions? >> yes, i think they should be cancelled until such time as the university can be considered safe. attorneys had significant problems causing injury and death, and the universities have done inadequate measures to
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ensure they are set. >> many assaults seem to take place at the fraternity houses - we are talking about the parties, what steps can the university take to ensure student's safety. >> the first step they have to take is being honest. honest with the students about the extent of the problem. virtually all universities keep that information secret from students. if there are problems, dangers, violence, deaths at frat earnties, it has to be reported to the students so they can take actions to protect themselves. >> do you think colleges need to focus on fraternities, or does the problem permeate gd the greek life. >> clearly the problem of sexual violence is beyond greek life. it has unique problems. unlike the problems that exist in other areas of the
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university. first off, they believe in self-management. unlike regular dormitories and other organizations, greeks are given the opportunities to cell their own behaviour. and that's a recipe for failure. >> looking at the big picture here, we have 86 universities investigated by the federal government for how they handled sex assault complaints. what do the schools need to do. you have u.v.a. looking at the zero tolerance, would it help or should there be a bigger conversation about getting rid of fraternities altogether. >> i think the conversation about getting rid of fraternities is misleading. that will not happen. what has to happen is reform, reform that begins by being honest about the problem, identifying incidents of sexual violence and death at frat earnties, and dispelling the notion that frat earnties can self manage in a safe manner.
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they can't. since the 1980s, they've been the sixth worst insurance list ahead of asbestos contractors, there's danger, violence, and death and universities need to take an active role in reforming that. >> do they take the power away from the fraternities. >> they take some of the governing power away, bippinging it within the department of housing, and within their own security systems. too often women are plied with alcohol and moved to location where they are sexually assaulted. it doesn't typically happen in dormitories. >> all right, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> maine is coming out of the dark. last week's storm knocked out the electricity for 150,000 homes and businesses. officials say they have been making progress. and fewer than 7,000 customers are without power.
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it moved out in time for the second busiest travel day of the year. meteorologist kevin corriveau is joining us. tracking that is looking better. >> it's looking better. it's new hampshire, vermont and massachusetts. in total there were 300,000 people without power. things have gotten better to the north-east. what we are looking at now is snow coming in across ohio, as well as into peninsula. -- pennsylvania, these are the snow total. from maine, 15 inches of snow, heavy, wet snow. in new hampshire 13.5. like i said, now, we are getting snow towards pennsylvania. later in the day things will get better. we'll clear out. if you have plans, anywhere here to the north-east, not too bad. so farm, big travel day. especially at the major airports
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here. if you look at the forecast, looking fairly decent. delay wise, in terms of weather we don't expect to see many. delay wise in terms of traffic, that's another thing. we'll see everybody leaving from the holidays, on the rails and roads. not really a weather problem. >> that's not as bad. not so bad. >> thank you so much ray rice is now eligible to play football again. the former baltimore ravens so far won a victory against the n.f.l. a judge overturning his indefinite suspension, and he's free to sign with a team offering him a contract. the league suspended him after a video showing him hitting his fiancee, initially he was suspended for two games. >> once a penalty was announced and imposed, the n.f.l. without a change in circumstance or
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facts, other are than the outcry from the public revisited, making it more severe meech in their own guidelines for a penalty, a first offense panty. there was no way back. >> the judge hearing the case also concluded in her decision that rice did not lie or mislead n.f.l. commissioner roger goodell. >> ray rice's wife is breaking her silence about the infamous elevator video. speaking publicly, jana rice says she went through several different emotions after. >> i was furious. i didn't want to hear anything. i knew he hit me. i was completely over it. i was done, didn't want to hear anything. in my mind and heart i knew our relationship wouldn't be over. i knew it was not him. >> in a separate interview jena rice felt bre trade by the baltimore ravens after they released her husband.
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people in uruguay are voting in a surround of presidential elections. they worry about her more than any other country. it is showing it is one of the safest in south america. daniel schweimler has more. it's no good telling this man that crime levels in uruguay are nothing to worry about. last year his brother-in-law was shot dead here, in brode galt by three men trying to steal the takings from his market store. he left a widow and two sons. >> translation: the worst is to see his son kiss his crusta fix and ask god "bring me back my dad, i miss him." >> reporter: despite the killers being identified the authorities decided not to prosecute. an alleged attacker was under
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age. >> they don't under the value of life. what value does my life have if a kid can kill me and a year later he's bag on the strict. >> they are being asked to lower the age of legal responsibility for crime from 18 to 16. some may find it strange that crime and insecurity is a big issue. uruguay is one of the safest countries. things have got bad quickly. and neighbourhoods like this are living in fare. police patrol the street. there are no-go areas, especially after dark. some blame the differences between rich and poor. others cite sa soft approach to crime from the broad front government in office since 2005. >> the president told us that crime is not as bad as some make it out to be. >> translation: sure, we have problems with crime.
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compared to the rest of the americas, we are a mini paradise. this must be the only country where the president cap walk the streets, visit a bar, drink coffee and nothing happens. >> reporter: the trading of drugs have been major factor. uruguay is the first country to legalize the production and sale of marijuana, primarily in an effort to undermine the illegal drug gangs. whatever the cause, rising crime is real for the victims and their families. it's an issue that whoever wins the elections will have to make their top priority. >> preliminary polls have former president winning today's election, leading the country between 2005 and 2010. >> more flight cancellations in japan after a volcano erups.
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-- eruption. japan's meteorological agency issued a level 2 alert. increased activity is not expected imagine being sent to gaol for speaking a foreign language. that was the reality in senegal, a former french colony. many are reasserting their national identity and ambitions. >> reporter: the first step in learning french is the official language of senegal. to make herself understood. the teacher switches to a loft. the maybe dialect in the country. >> we need to teach them in the language at home, and the small ones. they don't speak french. a decade ago, speaking anything other than french was not tolerated. it was a punishable act. it's a foreign language.
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some say it's a language imposed. it's a challenge for us parents to teach our own dialect. >> reporter: the rule was created during france's collionisation and scanned with the francophone conference, an organization of french-speaking countries. france's grip is on the economy through this, a strong currency pegged to the europe. making imports cheap. the markets are flooded with goods made in china. it's overevaluated to the point that stifling economic development and countries here suffer the most. >> 15 african nations used the currency. >> this is a problem when it comes to sovereignty. it's hours when france controls it. as soon as we get rid of it, the better it would be.
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it's a currency that is there to keep french influence. >> there are signs that that influence is slowly waning. a few years ago the control of the port was handed to a company in dubai. the french language is losing ground. at tfm, the popular tv channel has less french. >> translation: yes, we are a colony. we have our own identity. senegalese are proud of it. people want to keep the culture. we can open up to others, but we need limits. the mix of both is best. >> countries like senegal will be able to perform their own as
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sprations. >> pope francis speaks out against israel. his surprising comments on the use of deadly force and a nation on the front lines of the fight against i.s.i.l. we'll talk to the chair of theology at fordham university. >> i like the classes because we work on experiments with our own hands. >> there's a technical revolution under way. many young people are being lost out. how one group of young people is looking to caping that. -- to change that, stay with us.
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a live look at istanbul, turkey, where pope francis will hold mass at the cathedral of the holy spirit. he's calling for an end of all forms of fundamentalism. we haven't seen him yet. the pontiff urged leaders to take a strong stance to those
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who manipulated religion. this report from istanbul. >> pope francis was welcomed in ankara at the start of what is perhaps so far a delicate mission of his pain assy. the head has flown into a region, wrestling with how to counter the rise of armed groups, and acknowledging that military force is justified to stop the advance of groups like i.s.i.l. the pope said there was need for more dialogue. >> translation: fundamentalism and irrational fears fostering misunderstanding and discrimination need to be consolidated. >> his host, turkey's president aspect out about what he sees. >> translation: it's saddening in the west that racism,
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discrimination and hatred to those that are different and islamaphobia is rapidly and seriously on the wry, and increasing intolerance to muslims living in the west. >> turkey hosts more than 1.5 million syrian refugees, and the pope says the international community has a moral obligation to help turkey take care of these refugees. >> patrick is the chair of the theology department at the university in fordham. this is not the first time a pope visited turkey, it's a significant trip, how come. >> it's the fourth visit of a pope to turkey. obviously this is coming at a time when turkey is housing a million refugees coming out of iraq. it's a visit between the pope and the head of the eastern orthodox church bartholomew. and the two of them are trying
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to bring their parishes together. >> let's talk about the interfaith dialogue. turkey, a muslim country, you are talking about hundreds of thousands of christians. how can this particular visit bridge that gap, do you think. >> i think the first thing we saw was he spoke against fan at assism and fundamentalism. we are hearing that the pope is exposed to religious extremism. whether we are talking about islamic fanaticism or secular fundamentalism when he was with the european parliament this week. i think he's locking for a middle ground where there's space for nath and reason. >> you have turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan who is muslim and welcoming the call for religious tolerance, but he says he has a concern for a trend of islamaphobia. how can the visit, you know, on
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the world stage strengthen the ties between christians and muslims? >> turkey is a muslim state, a secular state. it's between europe and asia. as the pope said yesterday, it's a bridge-building state. and has been. in a sense. the choice of this location is symbolic of what the pope is trying to do in so much of his work, bringing different groups of people together. >> so that point, it the pope becoming known for those outreach visits, will this be a big part of his legacy. >> people say he's a pope of surprises. you never know what he'll do. in the holy land he went up to the wall between israeli and the palestinian territories and called for a prayer for peace. the schedule for the trip looks tame in comparison. to what he has down before. it's mostly an ecumenical trip,
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but there's 24-46 hours left, and who knows what the n surprise will be. >> meanwhile this may not be the focus of the trip. he spoke yesterday and said serious words about i.s.i.l. and its rise in the middle east. he condemned the group. he used a lot of intense terms. what do you think the pope speaking out against i.s.i.l. can do for the rest of the the world - hearing what he had to say. >> the pope is telling the truth, what we see is barbaric. unchecked violence. naming that is important for him. he made it clear that he sows violence as sometimes a necessary response to unjust aggression. just at the same time he said that can't be it. it can't be a military fight against i.s.i.l. there has to be a winning of hearts and minds.
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whether you are christian, muslim or otherwise. they are all at peace, his being there is an ambassador for peace. >> the chair of the theology department at fordham. thank you. >> it's soggy in the pacific north-west. snow in the mountains. kevin corriveau is here now. >> we have seen flooding with this. across parts of washington. you can see as the radar went back. let me put it into motion. about there, 12 hours ago, how heavy the rain was in the area. i want to show you the video. in some elections close to flood stage. residents are worried. in some locations they think they have seen the water go over the banks. a lot of debris is coming down the river, and that causes backlog and extra flooding as well. very dangerous situation. we'll watch that. more rain today as we go into the rest of the day.
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flood warnings in effect for parts of washington. but it's not just washington that we are watching, it's montreal, wyoming, idaho, and a lot of snow coming into play over the next day. skiers love this. travel - if you try to get early run on the traffic, it is going to be extremely snowy in that area. good news for washington - we are looking at clear skies coming into the seattle area. a big hub for a lot of track. >> we like to hear that. gearing up for a big travel day. >> india has seen a technological revolution fuelled by scientists and researchers emerging. however, many children do not get the chance to fill potential. we have this report from a town where people are trying to change that. >> reporter: it's not every day that children like these get an opportunity like this. when they do, the possibilities
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seem endless >> translation: i like the classes because we get to work on experiments with our own hands i want to do them over and over again. i want to learn about science, and when i grow up, i want to be a doctor. >> reporter: her teacher in this town is 15 years old. she is were india's growing middle class, and goes to a private school. to help the poorest children see and feel the world around them, he created the icube science club, a not-for-profit mobile science initiative. >> we have labs, they can learn. they don't have the opportunity to do praccals. that's how you -- practiccals. >> so far many children had the chance to see and do thanks to icube science club. the teachers see a difference.
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>> translation: if the students are interested in science they'll think creatively and be successful in the future. in is good for the country. they are future scientists and doctors. >> in a place where the standard of education often depend on who can afford it. these are dreams for many. science and education must be the building blocks of a prosperous india. with millions struggling to learn the baskets, some argue the curriculum needs to be rethought. >> which perhaps means doing away with a system. >> it doesn't have the elbow room for being able to ensure that the element of curiosity and inquiry is really correct. from an early age.
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and as india looks to showcase the scientific talents to the world, the programs are a gentle reminder that the grassroots of learning need to be nourished the founder of the icube science club hopes to take his sign touching experiments to all schools in the country by this time them year the force will be with us once again. >> movie reel: it's the dark side. disney releasing a sneak peek of "star wars - the force awakens." with the release of the trailer, sites were crashed. fans will have to wait until december 2015 to see the new film. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas at the white
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house. the first treeing arriving by horse-drawn buggy. it was inspected by first lady michelle obama, daughters, and the family dog. >> tomorrow morning on al jazeera america - rewriting history, a look at how one state changed the fate of social studies in public schools, we talk to a history teacher on how it can impact classes from coast to coast. >> coming up in 2 minutes, the latest on an historic visit to turkey by pope francis. this is a live look the pope there... >> the enemy of any productive life is self pity... >> defending the environment >> global warming is gravest threat... >> every saturday, join us for exclusive... revealing... and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time... talk to al jazeera, only on al jazeera america
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