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>> this is my selfie what can you tell me about my future? >> can effect and surprise us... >> don't try this at home... >> tech know where technology meets humanity only on al jazeera america >> death in paris. gunmen open fire and escape in the secrets of the french capitol. people around the world gather to show their support and adopt a new slogan of solidarity. and late words that paris police have identified three suspects as they scour the city.
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>> this is al jazeera america in new york i'm tony harris. we begin in paris now. investigators are searching for three gunmen suspected of an attack in the office of satirical magazine. the attack took place in central paris. here several iconic landmarks like the eiffel tower. dana lewis joins us. what is the the latest developing story. >> well, tony, certainly there security operations have been carried out by police at another time. but the breaking news in the last hour and a half or so is that police have identified the
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three masked gunmen. they've been named by the french press. they've been identified as two 30-year-olds and an 18-year-old. one of the men was well-known by french authorities. he was arrested and tried in 2008 and sent to jail for funneling fighters to fight for troops in iraq. none of it has been officially confirmed by the intear yemen industry. this is the boulevard where after they attacked the magazine office, they fled into the boulevard. another policeman was apparently hit, wounded in the leg. then he got out of his car.
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>> it's an attack on french liberty and will do everything they can to bring these attackers to justice. >> we have to reply to the power, to the--to this crime and we have to do everything to insure that they are arrested, judged and punished in the most severe way. >> hollande's comments come after one of the worst attacks in france in decades. amateur video shot from a nearby building show masked gunmen storming the offices of the charlie hebdo newspaper. people ran for cover. a witness described what he saw. >> i left the building to print some papers, and i saw a car with screeching cars arrive. two men would get out. they were armed and dressed for war. >> the police say two gunmen went into a room why journalists were meeting and open fired.
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they said they were revenge the prophet muhammad. >> the gunmen shot the officer who fell to the ground. the gunman went to the policeman, shot him at point blank range. they abandoned the black car they used in the attack, and then hijacked two other vehicles. the french president visited the scene shortly after the attack. hollande held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation. france now in its highest state of alert and tight security is evident at key points across the nation. tony french president hollande
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announced there will be three days of mourning starting tomorrow, and this is seen as a direct attack not only on the liberty of france but freedom of press. hollande said that these men who died in the newspaper offices were heroes of france. >> dana lewis for us in paris. thank you. crowds gather in solidarity with the victims of the attack. crowds gathered and many carrying signs that translate to i am charlie in french. these are live pictures from the charlie hebdo offices. we have more on the reactions and rallies. >> reporter: let's start with paris, where we want to show you some of the close ups of thousands of people who gathered there tonight. watch. >> reporter: they're chanting freedom of expression.
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some of them holding pens in their hands. the sign you read see reads "not afraid." it was not just in paris. crowds gathered in lyon, france. looking there in the eastern part of the country and also in toulouse france, people rallied as well. within a matter of hours more than 30,000 people said they would be attending the rally in paris. also vigils were held in berlin as well as in london. you also had one with hundreds of people in barcelona. this is happening right now in montreal. >> that's how you face down intolerance. that's good to see. ines, thank you. the four charlie hebdo artists were killed today. their work was read by millions, and they had become icons in the
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industry. >> stephane charbonnier had spoken out before. he was the many target of the attacks. >> in his cartoons he used the pen name charb. two of characters were forthed in this online cartoon. >> charb was assigned a personal police bodyguard in 2011 after the paper was fire bombed following a publication featuring the pro left mohammed. in can doorist jan cabut and georges wolinski, the
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80-year-old was working for various publications, including charlie hebdo when he was killed. hours after wednesday's attack, the president announced thursday would be a national day of mourning. >> the men and women died for the idea that they had in frontal system meaning liberty. >> cartoonist bernard verlhac also died. and one of the two police officers killed was charb's bodyguard. we'll take a closer look at the newspaper and some of its controversial stories. >> roxana, appreciate it. thank you. i spoke with an anchor with france news 24 network. i asked her what she witnessed. >> it was really 100 meters from the place where everything
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occurred. i heard gunshots, and i had no idea at the time that they were gunshots. i heard people screaming they're shooting, go away. we've had bombings in the past, but we rarely have people shooting at other people. so i thought maybe fireworks or construction site noises. i thought maybe it was one person from a building shooting people in the streets. i had no idea that it could be in a kind of terror attack. it was minutes later when i heard three groups of shootings and i was standing a bit further because there was really no place where i could hide.
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so i was just taking a distance. then when the shooting stopped i came back just to see if anything had happened, and i saw a policeman who was being threatened on the ground and the policeman was shot to death by the gunmen. i had no idea at the time that he was dying. that was a bit of a shock, of course as you can imagine. because, as i said, it's rarely, very rarely happens in france, especially in paris. >> president obama condemned today's attack in paris. he called france america's oldest ally and said that the white house will offer help to the french government. libby casey joins us from the white house. certainly a strong message of solidarity today from washington officials. >> absolutely, tony. president obama spoke with the french president this afternoon offering condolences and
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assistance and mr. obama had a clear message of support reaffirming that relationship with the french. he met in the oval office with the vice president and secretary of state john kerry and shared these words. >> one thing that i'm very confident about is the values that we share with the french people, a belief, an universal belief in freedom of expression is something that can't be silenced because of the senseless violence of the few. >> the president called the counter terrorism and is offering any assistance that it can. the fbi director said that the agency is working with french law enforcement, members of the president's national security team have been in touch with their counterparts since this morning. and the white house press secretary said today in terms of other efforts that u.s.
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officials will redouble their work with muslim leaders to try to condemn extremeist you viewpoints and also act like the one in paris today. >> libby how is the rest of the official washington responding? >> well, it has hit many people on a personal level. secretary of state john kerry speaking not in english but in french today to send a message directly to the french people. we're hearing support. from john boehner condemning terrorist attacks. we saw social media light up expressing condolences and concern. dick durban spoke from the floor saying he remembered how supportive france was when the u.s. suffered attacks on 9/11, and he said its time to treat the french with the same
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concern and friendship. >> a lot of sentiments there. thank you. leaders from around the world expressed their support from france that all of them condemning the attack. >> reporter: in the capitols of europe condemnation and condolences. >> we stand squarely for free speech and democracy and these people will never be able to take us off those values. >> it was very desperate we stand by the french people and all of those who feel committed to freedom of the press. we say we stand up for freedom of the press in such a resolute way and the other basic freedoms that we hold dear. >> the chief of the arab league also condemned the attack, calling this a criminal attack, adding islam denounces any violence. and of the united nations: >> i want to express my outrage of the despicable attack.
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>> across the globe this is clearly being seen as much more than an attack on a satirical newspaper. but on democracy itself. al jazeera washington. >> and here with us now is senior vice president of the sufon group. good to see you are. >> thank you for having me. >> you're not surprised that they were attacked in this way. tell me why? >> the magazine offices were under threat because of the provocative, according to those who see it that way provocative di petitions of
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depictions of the news. you've had threats from the north african community small cells within the country and then the recent phenomenon of france number one in europe as far as the number of foreign fighters going to syria. now that that's necessarily tied to what happened today in this tragedy, but the roiling events the french have been dealing with for quite some time. >> would you take away from the video from today watching it, i'm not expert, but that looked amazingly well coordinated. >> from my first feeling today it jumped out at me that there is a big contrast with recent lone wolf attacks. one, you see a degree of
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precision there, and some experts throughout the day with much more background than me have characterized as highly synchronized and trained, but then more akin to a bank robbery crew. but still in there you have training. there is egress in the escape plan unlike lone wolf and wolf pack attacks where they go down in blazing bullets or blow themselves up. >> you know france has passed several laws over the years that have been thought of by some in the community there some religious communities being highly controversial. in 2004 there was the law of prohibiting of wearing of religious displays of religious symbols in school. and then the the full--
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>> burka. >> yes but not the head scarf. what is the appropriateness of the laws, and the line that we always talk about with the infringement on civil liberties? >> let me put the frame of context or frame of reference on it that we're talking about things that are unique to french culture, french history french society. so within french cultural norms there has been this ongoing natural tension between that history cultural ideas and first, second, third generation immigrant communities. those kinds of things are going to continue. you have in france as part of the backdrop of what's going on, there has been somewhat of an up tick of rightists of policies and politics that are pumping up did.
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>> marine le pen. >> yes. >> is this an aggravating fact center the discontent that we see in france now among those some in the muslim community. >> almost certainly those are factors, but you have in that somewhat of a contradiction because france has such a strong colonial tradition and then it dissipateed from the 1960s on, 10% of the population is ethnic, ethnic north africa, you would think, at least from our perspective that there would be more and more acceptance of that. but one main difference, the lack of assimilation that france has been dealing with for generations. >> it works both ways. it's a lack of outreach by french society to assimilate.
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>> mm-hmm. >> and then those in these communities not willing to assimilate. it goes both ways. >> that's it exactly. it's a vicious cycle where you have neighborhoods and ghettos where one can grow up for generations without having to become a part of french culture speak the mother tongue. that's been a problem in french society, and unfortunately may at times culminate in such tragedies as we've seen. >> robert mcfadden, it's great to have you back on the program. we'll talk with you again. >> thank you. >> much more on this attack, and a broader perspective of who might be responsible and a threat of potential targets in europe. also the evidence against north korea, the head of fbi explains why he thinks he was the regem was the head of the cyberattack.
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of a year on pot.
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>> the director of the fbi is giving new details about how he believes north korea is responsible for the sony hack. it was criticized that they were too quick to criticize the nation. >> the fbi director gave a full defense obama's decision to call out north korea and he said that doubters would be convinced, too if they knew what he knew. >> he would rebut the skeptics who have questioned the case against north korea for the sony hack. >> there is not much in this life that i have high confidence about. i have very high confidence about this attribution as does the entire intelligence
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community. >> almost immediately after president obama publicly accused pyongyang various cyber experts began blogging about their doubts. scott borg from the cyber consequences unit posted on mcmbc: >> some serious folks have suggested that we have it wrong. i would suggest--i'm not suggesting i'm saying they don't have the facts that i have. they don't see what i see. >> the most popular counter theory was that it was an inside job with the key to the sony kingdom supplied by a former disgruntled employee laid off last may. kurt stammberger said six individuals with a direct involvement in the hack.
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there has been pressure to go beyond the fbi's previous statements but the malware was linked to north korea and the attack had striking similarities to a north korean cyberattack last year against south korea banks and media outlets. now he said that north korea used proxy servers in other countries to cover its tracks, but it got sloppy. >> several times it got sloppy several times either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, we could see them and we could see the ip addresses being used to send e-mails were sent from you ips that were exclusively used by north korea. >> he said that amounts to case close.
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they said that the north koreans, in his words, from deadly deadly serious about afronts about their leader who they regard as a deity. >> thank you. so stocks rallied sending the sapp 500 to its first gain in six trading sessions. that helped those stocks. investors are keeping a watch on interest rates and when they might start to rise here. "real money"'s" ali velshi joins us. why would rates rise if rates are so low. >> if the stock market was going to go down, and the oil was going to go down again i wouldn't have to come to work today. i would just run yesterday's show. this is the worst reason in the world that interest rates are going to go up. tonight on the show i'm going to talk to an economic forecaster who said that a forecaster and
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chair janet yellen cannot raise rates because we're in a world where they understand we're going to have more frequent recessions a with rates as low as they are that's one of the only things in the federal reserve's toolbox to lower rates. what happens if we work ourselves into a recession again? remember it was bad weather and we were in recession what would the feds have done when the feds' toolbox only includes lowering rates. what happens when the rates are really low and the economy doesn't grow there is nothing that you can to goose it. the thinking, the theory is that the fed needs to raise rates now while it can afford to. even though it may be premature just so they have rates to lower if the economy turns bad again. it's a very interesting little bit wonky but it's going to effect your credit card rate,
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your student loan and what you pay for a house just so the fed can be equipped the next time there is a recession. we have to remember it's been five years to talk about it, five years six years since the last one but they come around, and we're kind of getting due for one. >> was there good news from the fed today? >> well, i mean, the fact is that the fed has continued to say that the economy is getting a little stronger. they have these meetings every six weeks, and we got the minutes, and they show the policymakers were worried about low inflation. they're also worried about inflation in europe. we've seen the back and forth between russia and europe. but the fed says this is temporary. this is not fundamental. what's the good news? we've talked about the lower oil prices. that is money in the pocket, and if rates--if gasoline was a dollar less for an entire year, that's $150 billion extra that
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consumers will have. it has to be spent somewhere. >> america would make good use of that. i can't wait to see your program, "real money" with that man, ali velshi on al jazeera america. coming up, the latest out of paris here. we'll give you the latest on the manhunt for the attackers who killed 12 people, today and then charlie hebdo made it popular and made it a target. the controversial magazine's history is next.
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>> three people are suspected it's of carrying out a shooting rampage at the office of a satirical magazine. 12 people were killed. and france's president has vowed to bring them to justice. the french police, have they yet identified any suspects in this case? >> well not formerly.
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it would seem, indeed, they have according to to the french media here. they have identified three of the masks gunmen who carried out this bloody attack in the heart of paris today. two of the men are said to be brothers in their early 30s. the third is an 18-year-old. the other two are said to be french nationalists. one of them has been name and was well-known to french authorities. apparently he was put on trial in 2008 for funneling help to the insurgency in iraq to fight american forces there. and did he some prison time. it has been said to be connected to the cell in yemen and there were eyewitness reports earlier that as they fled the scene here one of them said, we are
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indeed, part of a cell from al-qaeda in yemen. so it appears to be two confirmations of links to al-qaeda. >> one more for you. what does france plan to do? do we know yet to honor the victims of the attack? >> there will be a former day of mourning tomorrow, and in addition to all of the candlelight vigils that have taken place across the city tonight to mourn the victims of the attack, there will be a moment of silence across france at midday. >> dana, thank you. nick schifrin joins us to talk about who could be behind the attack, and nick, let's start
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here. have u.s. authorities said anything about who they think is responsible for this? >> yes i've asked u.s. officials about that, and they say, no, we do not believe that it's late enough in the investigation to know. they're waiting for french authorities to execute essentially, this search that they're going to do throughout france that they're apparently doing throughout the city tonight. but they do think that this is some kind of isolateed incident. they think that the motivation for this attack is not, for example, 911 or what they call 77 some kind of an attempt to go into a city and cause havoc kind of publicly, a real terror attack. this is a specific target against this satirical newspaper sending this message. but they simply don't have enough information yet to know exactly who did this. >> i'm wondering about the reach of groups that might be
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responsible for this attack. what kind of reach might they have? >> we've been talking about this all day. what about isil? what about these groups that attracted so many people from europe so much attention from europe and from the whole world. and all of these foreign fighters have come there. to give a sense there is 400 according to u.s. officials french fighters as part of isil who have gone to syria and iraq to fight for isil. that's as many turks just right next to syria have gone into these places to fight for isil. it is not clear whether isil has been able to send anybody into europe but you i've spent a lot of time, tony, on the border of turkey, and smugglers have shown me on their iphones photos of european passports of people they've smuggleed in and out. of course they're boasting, but they say there is not only
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movement from europe into turkey and iraq as we've talked about for years that border is still open but movement back. that is what has u.s. and european officials worried whether or not these fighters who have been trained in france, somewhere else, but the fact is that their train something happening in syria and iraq, and they can come back to europe because they have european passports. >> let's do one more here. this is not the first time that an european newspaper has been attacked over controversial stories, images cartoons. but this attack is different isn't it. >> yes, a firebombing of the same satirical newspaper as we've been talking about is nowhere near the calmness, the precision, the professionalism to a certain extent of what we saw today. and what you see in that video is exactly that, calmness. people who are used to holding these weapons. people who not only knew their
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target, that's a given in most of these attacks. but people who knew their weapons, knew how to use them, that means some kind of training. we don't know if they were doing that in the suburbs of paris damascus. they've been able to get into syria, iraq, to train and many of them, according to europe piano and u.s. officials are trying to come back. some 400 plus from france. some 400 plus from the u.k. there are a lot of people who have a lot more training and a lot more radicalism from syria and iraq who have been trying to bring that back. >> great to see you. thank you. joining me now to ambassador ginsberg who served as ambassador to morocco. anything on this attack? maybe there are a few things
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that surprise you? >> well, i think what surprises me is two things. one, i've looked at the potential suspects that the french authorities may have in effect surrounded. those are north african names. those are algerian names. someone who has spent almost all of my professional career in north african. they're not moroccan. but let's just leave it at that. number two al-qaeda, al-qaeda in yemen fungibility of terror cells being made. the fact of the matter if they're french nationals and they were living in france, and they were brothers, they self-radicalized and they decided to take charlie hebdo and its staff on, and the fact that maybe the french authorities were well aware of one of these suspects, and let's assume that they did in fact
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know that one of these suspects was, indeed, a potential terrorist, i'm not--i'm less concerned about what this means in so far as isis and the role of french people who are going to train and return, it shows me how self-radicalization is working around the globe in paris, in the united states, and also the fact that a magazine that all of us who followed french politics know had very little security around it. >> yes. >> that really was disturbing. when you see all of these french police now going out to guard offices, let's remember that charlie hebdo had been fire bombed attacked, there had been threats against every one of these journalists every one of these journalists and cartoonists were household names in france. >> i want to get back to where you started here.
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france's colonial history and north and west africa. i'm wondering how that all plays in this dynamic ecosystem of passports, visas nationals being able to go from france to north africa, back and forth. anywhere from three to five million muslims in france, a number of them from north africa. what are your thoughts on that kind of a cocktail of a mix here? >> that's interesting tony, it goes back to even before 9/11. there was this horrific civil war in algeria in the late '90s, when i was ambassador in oh morocco. hundreds of thousands of algerians were killed, and much of this spilt over into france. there were horrific attacks on
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metro. >> and there was an apology recently j from the french government. >> yes. >> and we tend to get focused on the day-to-day without perhaps taking into account that the muslim north african population that has immigrated either legally or illegally into france has the next generation of unassimilateed youth who while the parents may have tried to find a better home for themselves in the suburbs of paris and other towns there has been a rash of extremeist muslim attacks in france in the last year against jews, against french nationals and we tend to gloss over the fact that france has become ground zero as probably the country in europe that has been most racked by lone wolf terrorism than any other country. >> so what is the risk--having said all that, what is the risk of social and religious
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divisions in that society widening as a result of an attack like this? >> just think about the fact that tony, that the most prominent and highest-rising politician in france is marine le pen. >> yes. >> and her anti-immigration is not just anti-immigration. the assumealation. >> glad we could make this happen. charlie hebdo never sold a lot
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of copies, but it was well-known in france for never giving in and threats. roxana saberi joins us more. >> tony, charlie hebdo was founded in 1970. it probably made fun of different faiths and politicians. many people criticized it, but the newspaper said it was protecting trans' tradition of free speech. for decades charlie hebdo had shocked and amuseed readerrers. at times it mocked muslims and at other times jews and christians. when it came to ridiculing public officials the left-wing newspaper offended people across the political spectrum, but in recent years it's attacks on muslims has caused the most controversy. the paper was sued by two muslim associations after printing cartoons critical of islam. four years later charlie hebdo renamed an edition charia hebdo after sharia law. and soon after it's offices were
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fire bombed. editor stephane charbonnier spoke about al jazeera about his colleagues. >> it's been 20 years since we've been provocative on many suspects. suspect--subjects. every time we write about islam we get indignant and violent responses. >> now the newspaper's website shows this defiant message in french. i am charlie and people across the city are showing solidarity. >> now we're all in the national unity that when you attack one you attack all of us. we're all charlie hebdo. and we're all defending our values and our freedoms. >> reporters without borders said that they're worried about their own security because attackers are still on the lose.
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they now have guards posted outside of buildings as other media in paris. >> roxana, thank you. i am charlie is trending worldwide. ines is back with that. >> people are using the hashtag to stand by their believe in freedom of speech. journalists are tweeting about it. like ian stafford: is 1234 now some news rooms in france held a moment of silence all holding the sign je suis charlie. and you'll recall solomon rushdi rushdie writes:
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>> reporter: also cartoonists around the world are saying freedom of expressions will prevail. this takes take up arms, and this one showing an attacker being squashed by freedom of expression. >> terrific stuff. ines, thank you. the controversial danish newspaper that sparked violence stepped up it's security. it received backlash after cartoons making fun of prophet mohammed. two media outlets in spain evacuated their police station after receiving two suspicious packages. both were false alarms. david shuster joins us for power politics. >> among the republicans considering a presidential run
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the one with the most experience is lindsey graham, the air force veteran is a leading policy hawk and interventionist who speaks in a blunt style. he released this statement quote: condemnation of the attacks came from marco rubio senators warren. warren spoke at a summit about raising wages. >> for more than 30 years washington has far too often advanced policies that hammer
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america's middle class even harder. look at the choices that washington has made. the choices that have left america's working families in a deep hole. >> music to the ears of progressives. several potential presidential candidates will be releasing books. his book is called" american dreams." he wrote clinton quote has proven herself of the policies of the past and that another clinton would be a deathblow to the american dream. he makes it clear that he believes he is more than qualified. one of the great challenges for all politicians involves dealing with a large swath of the american public that does not accept certain facts. for example a new poll found that 42% of the american public
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believes u.s. forces found active weapons of mass destruction in iraq even though the forces in fact did not find wmds. 42%. by political party, 51% of republicans think wmds were found. among democrats 32% say wmds were found. the poll asked about president obama's citizenship. a few years ago the white house released the president's long form birth certificate proving he is a citizen born in hawai'i, yet 19% of the american public thinks he is not a president. that includes 34% of the republicans. 22% of independents, and 7% of democrats. >> wow. >> we tend to forget that a lot of freedoms that the americans embrace is the freedom to be misinformed. >> david, thank you. coming up tonight crews searching for the airasia jet
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that crashed last month and a discovery that could lead them to the blacks boxes.
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>> in mexico 4 students went missing missing in mexico 43 students have been missing. at a burial site police found 10 bodies and 11 severed heads. the search of airasia the search has found the tail of the plane, which means that the black box could be nearby. >> an un-manned underwater vehicle to take a look down there. they have found the tail section of the airasia plane. it's 100 feet below the surface. it is resting upside down on the
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sea bed. now if the tail section is relatively intact, that would be very good news. that is where the black box would be found. they're going to send out a ping signal they're trying to get the listening devices down in the water to pick up the distinctive pinging noises. the boxes will be critical to figure out what happened to the flight. 162 people were on board it encountered bad weather, which is likely to be a factor in the weather, but it's unlikely that it was the only factor. that's why they need to get these data recorders to figure out what happened. also sonar has picked up several large pieces of what believed to be parts of the plane. one of it may be the fuselage, that's important because that's where many of the bodies may be
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found. >> the united nations has accepted the palestinian request to join the international criminal court. membership takes effect april 1st. the state department said today the u.s. does not recognize palestine as a state and therefore it cannot join the icc. a winter storm has killed four syrian refugees, many syrians have substandard housing offering little protection from the elements. >> if the know keeps coming their tents will collapse. syrian refugees inside lebanon try to avoid being entirely submerge. >> we don't have bread or heating oil. look at me. we don't have socks. everything is in these tents. no relief aid. just absolutely nothing.
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>> know usually hits these areas in the valley in winter, but a storm which began on wednesday has been particularly cruel to the hundreds of thousands fleeing the war in syria. >> we need heating oil so our children don't die. >> but sickness is setting in. the cold hits children the hardest. the united nations have handed out food and heating supplies, but lebanon has no formal camps for syrians. they're scattered throughout the huge area, and reaching everyone in the snow is difficult. >> refugees are scattered over 1700 locations and whereas this time last year we estimated that 30% were living in insecured dwellings. this year it's around 50%. people are living in these informal settlements which could have 50 tents or 400. they live in unfinished buildings, animal sheds storage facilities. the. >> storm is effecting multiple
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countries across the region with heavy snowfall and strong wind, but sir syrian refugees in lebanon are the most vulnerable. having endured war they now must battle nature for their survival. >> dangerously low temperatures crass the country have forced school closures. >> coming up on "real money." you might love these lower oil prices and the cheap gasoline coming with it, but the people crunking the numbers for your state budget might not. we have all that and more on real money.
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wednesday would be a very bad day with much hotter temperatures and strong winds the opposite has been proved the case. there has been a lot of rain on wednesday. the ground is soaked, that's pretty good news for those fighting the bush fire. small comfort for those who have already lost everything, including the family who owned this two-story home. the house has totally collapsed everything gone. the vehicles that were in front they're burned out as well. the garbage has a trailer in it, and now there is just twisted bits of metal. down there you can see melted the water tanks. >> boy a cold snap is bringing temperatures dangerously low. in minnesota it's so cold hundreds of school districts canceled classes is that 25
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below? >> the temperatures in one location every single state this evening and tomorrow morning is going to be seeing temperatures below freezing, believe it or not. i took the contours and tweaked it a little bit. where you see the blues they're going to see temperatures below freezing this evening. we do think that most of the schools will be closed tomorrow because of the very cold temperatures. right now chicago you're up minus one. i want to talk about what is going on in the south as well. you're not immune from the cold temperatures. atlanta, tomorrow morning 14. orlando is going to go down to 40. with this we're going to see hard freeze warnings all across the gulf coast. this is going to cause major problems. as we know across the south tony, many people's pipe breaks.
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>> boy i'm heading down there tomorrow. i thought it would be warmer. thank you. that's all of our time for this news hour. real money with ali velshi is next. we leave you with live pictures outside of the charlie hebdo offices. >> it's backlash with foreigner he is accused of coming in and stealing jobs from american citizens. i'm not talking about america. i'm talking about europe where a deadly attack in paris just added fuel to the fire. also lower oil prices may be helping consumers but its hurting states. and brace yourself how far interest rates may be going up. this is real money. [music]