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people deserve a voice in this critical decision. >> confirmation clash, the supreme court nominee goes to capitol hill as democrats say they will force a hearing. >> andy gallacher in deweyville texas where flooding has led to the evacuation of hundreds of families. we will bring you the very latest. >> go hard. pittsburgh turns it over. >> ivory league upsale yale up ends baylor as day 1 sends several top teams packing.
new worries along the coreen an "penguins of madagascar." north korea fired missiles into the sea of japan. while the pentagon says neither missile was a threat, the launch does violate u.n. sanctions. welcome to your world this morning. >> the launch comes just days after pyong yang fired missiles. forces wrap up joint military exercises. rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: the reaction has been a defendas swift as the mi launch, especially from north korea's neighbors. south korea condemned it. >> north korea should focus on improving the north korean people's quality of life. these actions aren't good for
themselves and the developments of relations between us. >> as with a similar launch last week, the missiles were fired into the sea between north korea and japan unlike last week, these are thought to have been medium-range missiles with at least one reaching 800 kilometers. >> brought a strong response from japan because parts of its territory could be reached by a medium range rocket. >> we have strongly protested to north korea. the government will continue to work in close cooperation with international community and respond firmly. >> this latest launch further tests the patience of neighboring china. there is a sense of frustration despite the influence t it's ally and neighbor continues to conduct these tests. earlier this week, north korean leader kim jong unconfirmed his
country's determination to continue missile launches and conduct nuclear war head tests. though threats followed al nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. both prompting increased u.n. and u.s. sanctions. >> the u.s. embassy in turkey elevated it's warpings after a series of attacks in recent days. turkish authorities say they have present another suicide attack today. they have disabled a bomb inside the car in the southeastern city of hani. security officials say the car had 330 pounds of explosives inside. it's not clear who is behind that. thwarted. the rebels behind that attack have promised more. >> three days after primary in
missouri. bernie sanders conceded defeat: 1500 votes. because missouri awards delegates proportionately eached walked away with 30. donald trump leads cruz by a small margin. cruz has not said if he would ask for a recount. >> an apparent line of donald trump's final information. members of the group anonymous posted what had they claim to be trump's cell phone and social security numbers. it's unclear if any of those numbers actually belong to the republican frontrunner. anonymous has called for hackers to help take down trump. party leaders have thrown out a nail that isn't in the running. as david shuster reports, he is not taking the bait. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan stepped up?
>> happy saint patrick's day, everybody. >> and through cold irish water on the efforts to make him an alternative to donald trump. it's an idea that has been publipromoted by former republican house speaker john boehner, though perhaps not again. i saw boehner and told him to knock it off. >> speaker ryan says he doesn't want to be the g.o.p. nominee and considering a brokered convention should cross him off of a list? >> it's not going to be me. it should be somebody running for president. i made a decision over a year ago not to run for president: i believe nuptto be president, you should run to president. >> that's music to the ears of donald trump fund-raising rivals. >> one campaign has beaten donald trump over and over and over again. cruz can only reach the 1,000237
delegates needed by capturing 87% of all of the delegates in the remaining contest. case i can's math is worse because even if he wins all of the remaining delegates, he would fall short as for trump, it is a mathematical certainty that he will enter the republican convention with at least a plurality of delegates. >> if we are, you know, 100 short and we are 1100 and somebody else is at 500 or 400 because we are way ahead of everybody, i don't think you can say that we don't get it automatically. i think it would be -- i think you would have riots. i think you would have riots. >> back in the senate, former presidential candidate marco rubio. >> sits a verynub political year. people are going to write books about this year.
>> trump judd needs to maintain his usual vote ratios in the proportional delegate contests coming up in these states and grab victories in winner take all. the desperate effort to block trump now and perhaps later at the convention is playing out in the republican endorsement game. >> to stop him from getting 1237 is ted cruz. i am going to help ted in every way i can. earlier this year, former presidential can dade lindsey gram said he would rather be shot or poisoned than support ted cruz. three weeks ago, he illustrated the sentiment of cruz's colleagues this way. >> if you kill ted cruz on the floor of the senate, and the trial was in the senate, nobody could convict you. politics makes for strange bed fellows. the big problem for republicans
who dream of cruz, paul ryan, or anybody else but donald trump is that trump's nomination may now be unavoidable. >> my party has gone (bleep) crazy. >> david shuster, arizona. >> the justice department has dropped its lawsuit against the city of ferguson, missouri. it had sued after the ferguson city council rejaektd refoto re itself. >> they will have to submit to a federal monitor and provide additional train forg police and court personnel. >> a twist in the drama over the supreme court nominee. two republicans have signaled they might consider confirming appeals court judge after the election in the lame duck section before the inauguration. john terrett is the rely in washington. senate leaders have been saying
anybody, not if it was george w. bush. nobody. why the change? >> flus a big difference. just so very much at stake because we have this 4-4 court now. whoever gets to make this pick is going to change the complextion for a generation. orrin hatch of utah and jeff lake who set up this excitement who said they may consider confirming judge garland in the lame duck between as you said the election and the inauguration. the white house was asked about this yesterday. they said there is no need to wait until the lame duck. just go ahead and confirm the nominee in a timely fashion. if it's up to republican leadership, that's not going to happen. >> one day after his nomination, he was meeting and greeting those whon whom his fate lies patrick leahy and harry reid,
both democrats of course as the republicans show few signs of backing down on refusing garland a hearing. lehay said it's the most important vote politicians have to make along with going to war. >> this is too important. we shouldn't talk by phone. >> he was referring to mitch mcconnell who spoke only by phone telling him he has no plans to schedule a hearing. on the senate floor, mcconnell noted how garland nomination could fundamentally change the direction of the court for a generation. >> republicans think people deserve a voice in this critical decision. the president does not. we disagree and logically act as a check and balance. harry reid met though their photo op was brief. he said they are begging republicans to do their job and
can see garlands the impeccal choice obama says he is. >> my job is to study the qualifications of these people. it's an awesome responsibility they have. i think all of us agree that we should take a look at the record as we are begging republicans to do. >> the white house is pushing its man as hard as it can releasing this video montage of him and his family on the white house website and launching a twitter page for people to lam baste republican stubbornness. josh earnest said garlands a consensus can dade. >> the president fut forward a nominee that republicans, themselves say would do a good job on the court. senator hatch described him as the consensus nominee. >> josh earnest and within the last hour, npr has recently between nina said after the tape
stopped rolling, he thought the big problem was the refusal to confirm this nominee damages the judiciary. he went on to say judge garland is not only the best judge in the country but the best in his generation. >> high praise there. al jazeera, john terrett live in washington. calls for mish michigan's governor and the head of the epa to resign over the flit water crisis. rick snyder and gina mccarthy defending themselves. both faced intense questioning over the switch from detroit's supply to the fleet river which leashed lead into the water of hundreds of thousands of residents. this they attacked them for not acting fast enough. >> if a corporate ceo did what governor snyder's administration has done, it would be held up on criminal charges. >> nobody is going to believe
that you have the opportunity, you had the presence, you had the authority, you had the backing of the federal government and you did not act when you had the chance and if you were going to do the krarnlingous thing, you stud step down. >> michigan is spending millions of dollars and taking other steps to clean up the water supply. he says they are doing all they can to prevent a similar crisis from happening again. schools in newark, in general, have gun voluntary blood tests to check children. it comes a week after elevated levels of lead were found in the drinking water in .30 schools there. up to 17,000 children will be checked for lead poisoning. the district will announce plans for wider testing next week. water issues as well in south florida. that's where a new study shows the nuclear plant less than 40 miles from downtown miami is leaking radiation and polluting nearby waters. last month, a judge blasted a clean-up plan offered by the state and plant owner, florida
power and light. the company insists the plant poses no risk to the problem. looking into toxic drinking water in communities all across country. see "troubled waters" at 8:30 p.m. eastern. >> floods continue to drown parts of the south, particular particularly areas along the texas/louisiana border. six people have been killed. thousands evacuated. it is not over yet. andy gallacher is in deweyville, texas. >> reporter: rescue you'll workers gather in the early morning fog at the edge of due eville, a community now entirely submerged after days of torrential rains. most of the water came from a reservoir. this is the most severe flooding in more than 10 years. >> i have lived through droughts here, fires, the depth of the
waters is too obvious. homes, cars and businesses lay partially submerged in deep ground flood waters. it's been more than a week since the flooding began. you can see on the fence line behind me the flood waters are slowly beginning to recede. to give you an idea of how long it will be before families can get back to their homes, this is a quiet residential street. now, it looks more like a river. >> ber going to be here for a little while -- we are going to be here for a while. we might as well have fun with it. >> hundreds have been evacuated. there have been no reported deaths or casualties. there is going to have to be a lot of cleaning have to be done. it's going to be a mess. i don't know what to expect.
i am just praying for the best. residents have lived through floods before. most managed to grab their most precious possessions. it will be a long process. deweyville, texas. >> flood warnings will remain in effect throughout the weekend. let's bring in kevin korveaux. >> several rivers with major areas under major flood cresting right now. >> takes whitquite a while to g down. >> i will show you the satellite picture and airs of blue, the areas outside of the river that are flooded across this area.
it has to recede toward the south. it could be several weeks before we see any real noticeable difference in this area. flood warnings are still in effect as well as mississippi. we have had rain showers passed through. some have been severe. take a look at what's happening across colorado. the area of snow is expanding for the last several hours, we have seen six inches of snow in denster. more to come. >> kevin, thank you very much. isil's crimes against humanity. the state department says it's a genocide. >> from fruits and vegetables to a larger cash crop, how legal marijuana can change the california landscape.
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have done something about it. >> authorities say he along with elton simpson and nadir soufi were be incensed about an exhibit of cartoons showing the prophet muhammad planned for securitity center in garland organized by pamela geller in response to the attacks on charlie hebdo attack. th they. >> this cap itlation by the media, cap itlation by western elite to silence ourselves so as not to offhand savages is monstrous. >> it was only successful in injuring a security garden. isil claimed responsibility via the official radio station. kareem becomes the first person convicted in an american court of participating in a domestic, is isil-linked attack. he said his brother was manipulated. >> they took advantage of his kindness and used religion as a
way. >> he is scheduled to be centered on june 27th. the the con conviction after connell victing a military recruit. >> some of the testimony against karim was quite detailed. >> very, very incendiary in some cases. a teenager neighbor testified he caught this guy, karim laughing at the video of that jordanian pilot burning in the cage. they had testimony from a former roommate. he had inquired about how to get enough tnd to blow up the stadium where super bowl 15 was going on arizona. >> oregon's decision to allow the sale of marijuana is paying off for the state. officials estimate they took in $3 million in taxes.
oregon reckon chalz are charged a 25% tax. california could vote this fall to fully legalize marijuana there and it could impact the future of farming in the state. al jazeera's time for technology reporter has the details. r. >> when you think about growing pot, you probably think about something high tech but hidden away. >> all of our products are vegan, sugar free. >> but with venture capitalists and other investors preparing for legal marijuana the business is about to upgrade. >> if you want a nighttime body high, you want this. >> marijuana is still illegal under federal law. it remains something of a shadow
industry. there might be a couple of green houses over here, a couple of acres over there. no one is doing it on a large scale. what happens if the government suddenly legalizes this a few years ago, marijuana was growing. >> when i talked to the agents and they gave me the estimated street value being about 19 to $20 million, it was kind of mind blowing because it was happening in a very kind of small quarter of an acre corner of an 11,000 acre farm. >> he did the math. he rallied if this crop became legal, a few acres of it could earn him millions. >> i would think we would be looking at maybe about $20,000 an acre. where some now are in the two to 4,000 dollar acre range. so maybe a 10-fold magnitude
change. there is almost nothing camera can't grow. a powerhouse of everything from sit russ to wine grapes bringing that expertise to marijuana cultivation could make it. real people so good at growing it now? it's possible. they get it ride every time. the hillside up in humble. i grow it. it's great. the thc level is within range so people know when they are going to get. it's got this need blueberry lemon flavor aroma when you smoke it. that's pleasant. i can sell that. those are the people who if alcohol is an indication are going to be able to charge more once the stuff is legal. >> california is super productive. if you suddenly bring large ache vans into the marijuana game, i don't know that the market can
withstand it. i have a sister who lives in san francisco. she seems to think the market can handle whatever. cal will most likely vote for legalizing marijuana. if it changes the oldest industry, ag culture would be transformed as well. for the first time in 50 years, male from the u.s. is now on its way to cuba. president obama cents the first letter, a response to yarsa, she invited the president to have coffee with her when he visits the island next week. he replied that he hopes to have a good cup of cuban coffee during the trip. it's not easy to send e-mail in cuba. they may have to go back to sending mail. a sooir sea change at sea world.
. >> half past the hour, a look at today's top stories. north korea defying u.s. sanctions. test fired two muscles today. one flew about 500 miles before landing in the sea of japan. the other appears to have broken apart in midair. the test firing comes amid ongoing military exercises between the u.s. and south korea ian forces. hillary clinton has swept all of this week's democratic primaries. bernie sanders has conceded defeat in missouri. he lost by about 1500 votes. leach walk away from the state with about 30dil delegates. missouri's republican race between donald trump and ted
cr cruz is too close to call. historic floods continue to drown parts of the south, particularly areas along the texas/louisiana border. hundreds of homes have been evacuated. interstate 10 may remain closed for several more days. at least six people have been killed in all of this flooding. heavy rainfall is expected to continue in to saturday. the state department says isil's treatment of religious minorities meets the legal definition of genocide. >> that declaration could have significant ramifications going forward. al jazeera's jaimey mcintire reports from the pentagon. >> the u.s. has been condemning isil's brutal execution for years. the state department issued a formal declaration. murder, torture and rape of targeted groups amounts to crimes against humanity. >> in my just a minute, they are responsible for genocide
including yazitis's, christians and muslims. it is genocidal by ideology and by actions. what it says, what it believes and what it. >> it exceeds and comes three days after the house passed a non-binding resolution saying isis is committing genocide. it was a rar anonymous vote. >> it does not obligate the u.s. to take additional action against isil much like the only other time the u.s. issued a similar declaration. in 2004 action secretary of state colin powell said atrocat this in the darfur region constituted genocide but after state department lawyers ruled a declaration did not obligate the u.s. to intervene to stop the
killing. cash carter said the effort to deal isil a lasting defeat continues to rachet up the pressure on the group by conducting more airstrikes and training more indigenous fighters to take them on f under questioning, neither could say if isil's strongholes in iraq or syria would be retaken this year. >> do you see raqqa falling this year, taken away from isil? >> senator, we are focusing on isolating raqqa. i can't put a timeline when it will fall. we are working closely with indigenous forces on the ground to isolate and consequently -- >> do you agree with me the likelihood of raqqa falling now between now and the election is pretty remote? >> senator, again, i haven't put a timeline on it. >> mcintire, al jazeera, the penalty gone. >> aed kurdish t.v. channel posted a individual osteo of an american isil fighter who sur enderred to the peshmerga earlier this week in an
interview, the man says he regrets his decision to join the group and tried to contact did you everedish forces to help them. >> i didn't really support their ideology. at that point, that's when i decided i needed to escape. >> he is 26 years old. he is reportedly a virginia native. his relatives deny they were part of isil. in geneva, the u.n. special envoy will be meeting separately with members of the syrian government and the opposition. he spent the week trying to work out a long-term peace deal. following the talks in geneva. >> the difficulty here, i think, at the moment is so far, the sir i can't believe government delegation hasn't been prepared to talk about that. in fact, they have got bogged down in discussing the agenda and proceed. the special envoy, stefhan de
mistura says it's time to thurn to substance. >> we have had two meetings. there were rather procedural. rather procedural. we need to start talking about political transition and what the government, as such, sees as a possible political transition. the question is without doubt, we are not talking about the agenda. the agenda is clear. >> that takes you to the key issue of the assad and those around him, whether he can have a role in syria in a transitional phase or in fact, in a long-term phase. >> al jazeera james bays in geneva. meanwhile, talks are underway in brussels where turkey and the eu are finalizing the refugee crisis. under the plan, most asylum seekers would be sentence back
to turkey. in exchange, arrangeara would get more money and perhaps a faster route to eu membership. a scenario turkish officialship said the prime minister is looking to open up knee areas an eu conflict and humanitarian advisors. thank you for your time which ones are we tack being among many my grants will be sentence back to turkey? >> nearly all. there are two ways in which people would be sent back if the deal kufshlth on the table would go through. whaz what happens is european authorities would go through a very rapid assessment in a procedure that moves so quickly
that it's failed in places like sicily and greece where they are taking these procedures that has been documented. nearly all of them would go back because they are found to not have the right to an asylum process, be denied for asylum or because, like people come from syria, they are entitled to asylum but does that protection exist for them in sushiturk rit has two million refugees? >> what will at a time situation be? it's important about the numbers
we already have in turkey. one thing is: does a person have access. another is: what what is their day-to-day life? what is their daily situation like? do they have access to livelihood? do they have shelter in do they have these things and are they in a situation where that can be provided? europe has failed to take their fair share of refugees. with all of the focus on the letter of the law, i think we are seeing europe go down a path where they are violating it in the spirit already. >> you say that they are allegedly. regardless of their claims. >> i think european liters,
themselves, have made it very clear the intention and goal is to be able to send everyone back. they are looking at how to do so wi while still complying in principle with their own legal obligations, working on you the details of how exactly they will have complied is a bad sign. so far, the model is they will examine everyone's applications seeing the kind of violations of people's rights that aregoing
people are not being made clear whether they can, in fact, and being told you don't qualify. that is not how that process is supposed to go forward. >> amounts to mass ex function, sarah tessori from oxfam, thank you for joining us this morning. the judge blocked it. the former president was sworn in. the spoiblt has prompted investigation for corruption. it w big changes coming to sea world. the park says it will stop
since the film came out in 2013, visit offer numbers have plummeted. animal rights activists applauded the decision on twitter, people for the ethical treatment of animals said this win is huge. sea world will no longer breed orcas and this generation will be the last to suffer in their tanks. shows in san antonio and orlando will end by 2019. the despite the changes, the era is over. the creatures can live as long as 100 years. some activists have called for the orcas to be released into the wild. sea world said they would probably die there. in an oped in los angeles times, joel manby says for as long as they live, the orcas at sea world will stay in our parks. the 29 wildes will no longer
performer tricks. the company said it led develop new orca encounters that show case the animal's dmal natural behaviors. on the company's website, the ceo says it's a victim of its own success making the world faw in love with killer whales. we have asked made make them the most beloved marine animals on the planet. as society changes, sea world is changing with it. whatever the reason, it is the end of an era for which some called internal tainment and what others called cruel. paul xeeban, al jazeera, new york. >> an orca researcher and a founder of the orca's research trust joins us via skype from new zealand. we appreciate your time you have to applaud the public.
>> "black fish" played a large part. about what you do you account on the way the public has changed on this topic? i think what happened with "black fish" was it helped it to go mainstream. you see it in all sorts of different news tells it is mainstream to expect there to be a humanitarian angle to looking at how these animals are being
treated. >> they shouldn't be doing that anymore. that there is a public demands for this sort of thing to stop. is it possible any orcas can be returned to the wild? is that possible? >> look. we put a man on the moon. i think if they wanted to, they could transition those animals. rather than the concrete tanks they are subjected to.
each animal has had a different experience whether it was called for the wild -- caught from the wild. she was from norway. we know where her family is. so there is certainly potential for her to be returned back into the wild. >> what are those steps that you would like to see happen nextt next. who knows what else is possible? >> of course, you know, that's opens up what is going to happen to other whales and dolphins. these are intelligent beings and you can't just say it's good for the goose and not the gander.
i am sure they will come in on this one. they are transitioning through there, we hope. >> it's a pleasure. lec anon is opening three new landfills. mask piles of garbage have been accumulating for about eight months. the problem began after the main land phil reached capacity. the residents of karachi is worried pollution is affecting produce. many are becoming urban farmers. they learn where vegetables are coming from. >> the basic idea is an
generations. we have an area of low pressure going to develop. it has not developed. >> that's why we don't want to give an exact amount of snow we will have a better idea of where the trajectory will go. this is what we think will happen. a lot of rain and on sunday, the system makes its way towards the northeast. we get rain.
on sunday, snow out toward west virginia, virginia, coming into parts of pennsylvania. it depends upon how close an area of low pressure is. we think there is going to be snow impacting a lot of at a time northeast. he specially when you see this dark blue. we could be seeing totals there anywhere between nine and 12 inches in the metro areas it could be a big problem. life imitating art, an experience to experience one of van goh's paintings like never before.
seaton hall. >> a boys who survived a fire visited dwt real madrid soccer team and took photos with super star cristiano ronaldo. the team gave him a signed shirt and a ball and he was able to watch the first training session. last summer, the 5-year-old lost his patients and brother in the fire bombing. the team heard about him after volunteers at an israel hospital posted a photo of him wearing a ronaldo shirt. >> a unique experience you can spend a night in van gogh's bedroom. >> reporter: it's arguably the most famous room captures on n canvas his bedroom at his bedroom. >> these are old paintings. it was really amazing. >> the three versions of the celebrated dutch artist's paintings are on sdmrait in
chicago. the first time all three have ever been exhibited together in north america. >> i think in terms of his whole work, it's one of those iconic images everyone remembers because it is so graphic and colorful and so, in some ways, startling because of its emptiness. >> van gogh painted the works in france. >> it's a summation of every -- where he was at that time in the culmination of all of his dreams and hopes of having a room of his own where he could live and work and have friends. >> to promote, the museum add add fourth version in three dimensions. >> the old adage of getting lost in a painting takes on new meaning inside this room. complete with blue walls, the red trimmed towel located in a river north neighborhood. the room is available to rent
for 10 bucks a night via air b and become. >> it's amazing. yeah. being able to do a night in like the why yellow house it's a good idea. >> it took a team of carpetenters send painters to recreate the famous bedroom. some question what van gogh would have thought. >> it's fascinating but in a way, it's like infreuding the response has been huge. bookings have been sold out for a unique opportunity to sleep inside a masterpiece. >> usher karishi, chicago. >> there is a new movie on the legend area painter in the works. just keep watching. look at this. vincent, each frame of the movie is an oil painting. it will become the first fullly painted feature film ever made in order to make this work for
the screen, film makers are using more than 50,000 paintings. it's remarkable. it is expected to be released later this year. >> they have actually animated it. >> gorgeous. >> i wonder what van gogh would think. ahead in our next hour, europe presents turkey with the final terms for a refugee deal. ankara may not like what it sees. >> michigan's governor dis grilled. calls for him to step down as a new investigation finds thousands of water systems are at risk. back in two minutes with more of your world this morning. stick with us. >> stopping the next generation of isis recruits. teaching the youth on the front lines. working towards a better future.
weather threatens to drench four states this morning. the fate of thousands of migrants across europe hangs in the balance this hour. eu leaders and turkish prime minister are in brussels trying to nail down a deep to cope with the growing refugee crisis. >> i am stephanie cy. 29 countries at the talks in belgium's capital city. the people who have the most at stake, refugees, themselves, are not represented. under the current deal, arrangeara would take back the refugees who cross into europe from turkey. the eu would resettle one for every syrian refugee allowed to stay in turkey. turkey n return, would get extra money from the eu to deal with its refugees. a faster track to eu membership
talks and visa-free travel for turkish citizens. >> neiv barker is in brussels with the latest. >> reporter: one gets the impression that the caution is giving way fooptimism although we are waiting for any kind of sign that deal will be struck between the eu and turkey. on thursday, all 28 eu member states overcame their differences and came up with a workable deal to present to the turks, which is what's going on right now in meetings, president and european council president. we expect the hard work to take place there awe meeting with all 28 eu member states. overt the last 10 or less than days since the first drill was drawn up on march the 7th, there have been a series of meetings
held across europe held by the council president trying to get all of the states on side to overcome sticking points and concerns, the likes of france, the czech repuckblic had accused turkey of using this to bla blackmail the eu we do wait with baited breath to see if turkey will accept this new deal. what is absolutely necessary is for all 28 eu states to be on side, for turkey toe go and for the final deal to be legally sound, too. >>ays's neiv barker in brussels. talks are underway against in geneva over a syrian peace deal. that's where the u.n. special envoy has been meeting separately with members of the syrian government in the and the opposition. he spent the week trying to work out a long-term peace deal
although the two sides are far apart on most issues, they agreed to keep syria united, unified earlier this week, syrian kurds announced a plan to set up an autonomous state in the north. >> the u.s. embassy in turkey elevated warning for americans there after a series of attacks in recent days. turkib authorities say they have presented another suicide attack just today. they disabled a bomb inside a car in the southeastern city of honi. officials say it had 330 pounds of explosive inside. it's not clear who was behind it that. the attack was thwarted days after 37 people were killed in a blast in arrangeara. the rebels behind that attack have promised more in the coming days. there are new worries today along the korean "penguins of madagascar." north kor north korea has fired a pair of medium range ballistic missiles into the sea of japan. the pentagon says neither was a threat but it does violate u.n. sanctions. the launch comes days after pyongface yang fired anybody
else. and as joint military exercises are wrapped up. rock mcbride reports. >> reporter: the reaction has been swift. south korea condemned it as another provacative act. >> north korea should focus on improving the north korean's people quality of life. it's not good for the development of relations between us. >> reporter: with a similar launch last week, the missiles were fired into the sea between north korea and japan. with at least one reaching 800 kilometers. >> brought a strong response from japan because parts of its iterritory could be reached by a medium range rocket. >> we have strongly protested to north korea, the government will continue to work in close
cooperation with international community and respond firm lee. this latest launch tests the patience of neighboring china. in china, there is growing alarm at the instability on the korean peninsula and the sense of frustration that despite influen influence, it's ally and neighbor continues to conduct tests. earlier this week, north korean leader confirmed his country's determination to continue missile launches and soon conduct a nuclear warhead test. those followed a nuclear test and a long range rocket test earlier this year both prompting u.n. sanctions. if the international community was wondering if those sanctions were deterring north korea, this launch seems to be the answer. rob mcbride, al jazeera, hong kong. to the presidential race. three days after the primary in missou missouri, bernie sanders
conceded defeat. clinton beat sanders by about 1500 votes. because missouri awarsdz del gants proportionately each walked away with about 30. there are reports that a group of party leaders met to discuss ways to unite against donald trump. several of those in the meeting reportedly pulled out the possibility of a third party candidate. trump has a lead in the delegate count with ted cruz in second and the only way cruz gets the required number of delegates is if he wins 87% of the delegates in the remaining contest. this morning, federal law enforcement is investigating an apparent leak of donald trump's private information. members of the group anonymous posted what they claim to be trump's cell phone and social security numbers. it is unclear if any of those numbers actually belong to the republican frontrunner. anonymous called for hackers to
help take down donald trump. the justice department has drom the lawsuit against the city of ferguson, missouri it has sued after the city council rejected efforts to reform the courts. signing off on the plan among the reforms is they will have to submit to a federal monitor and provide additional training for police and court personnel. there could be a glimmer of light in the partisan fight over the president's supreme court nominee. two key republicans have signaled they might consider hearings for appeals court judge. meric garland but it won't happen until after a new president is elected. john terrett is rely. john, senate leaders, they have made contradictory statements about whether they will consider the nominee put forward by president obama. why the disparity in the messaging? >> i think the bottom line is that this is just too much of a big deal that the court set at 4-4 at the moment. the republican leadership is not
going to budge. what we heard yesterday was from orrin hatch and jeff flake, both members of the judiciary committee in the senate saying they would be prepared to consider confirming judge garland in the lame duck, the period between the election in november and the inauguration in january. this 70 off a momentary freison of excitement in washington, d.c. yesterday but the question was put to the white house. they said they hadn't heard of any deal where they would get the judge connell firmed if hillary clinton was the winner. they said there is no point of waiting until lame duck. confirm the no, ma'am need in a timely fashion. as i have already said this morning, if it is left up to the republican leadership, that simply is not going to happen. here is why. >> one day after his nomination f he was on capitol hill meeting an greeting those in whom his
fate lies. he met democrats, of course, as the republicans show few signs of backing down on refusing a garland a hearing. leahy said it's the most important vote politicians have to make along with going to war. >> it's is that importantly. >> he was referring to mitch mcconnell who spoke only by phone to garland telling him he has no plans to schedule a hearing. on the senate floor, mcconnell noted how garland nomination could change direction of the court for a generation and republicans and democrats, he said, simply disagree on that. >> republicans think the people deserve a voice in this critical decision. the president does not. so we agrees and we logically act as a check and balance. >> mcconnell's obvious often set member in the senate met. their photo op was brief. reed said americans are begging
republicans to do their job and can see that garlands the impeccable choice obama says he is >> my job is to study qualifications these people. it's an awesome responsibility to have. i think all of us agree that we should take a look at the record as we are beg being the republicans to do. >> the white house is pushing its nan as hard as it can, releasing this video montage of him and his family on the white house website and launching a twitter page for people to lam baste republicans' stubbornness. >> the president has put forward a nominee republicans, themselves say would do a good job on the court. senator hatch described chief judge garland as a consensus nominee. that's why it should account' be particularly difficult for republicans positive tut politics aside, their constitutional duty first. >> since 5:00 this morning, npr
as put out an interview between nina tot hartenberg and the president. the president said the big failure to at least give this nominee a fair hearing is damaging fate in judiciary. he went on to say that judge garland is not only the best judge in the country, probably the best in his generation. stiff neand richelle. >> continuing to drown parts of the south, particularly areas along the texas/louisiana border. at least six people have been killed. thousands evacuated. it's not over yet. andy gallacher is in deweyville, texas. >> reporter: rescue workers gather in the early morning fog at the edge of deweyville. this is a community entirely submerged after days of torrential rains. most of this water came fran every flowing reservoir. the river burst banks making this the most severe flooding in
more than 100 years. >> i have lived through droughts, here, fires, two hurricanes. >> the only way into the community now is by boat with the extent of the damage and the depth of the waters is all too obvious. homes, cars and businesses now lay partially submerged in deep brown flood waters. >> it's been more than a week since the flooding began. you can see on the fence line behind me that the flood waters are slowly beginning to recede. to give you an idea of how much and how long the damage is, this is a quiet residential street. now it looks like a river. >> we are going to be here for a while. we might as well have fun with it. >> hundreds have been evacuated across the state.
thankfull thankfully. >> there is going to be cleaning have to be done. there is gotion -- it's going to be a mess. it's going to be a mess. i don't know what to expect. i am just praying for the best. >> it may be days before these waters fully recede and weeks before the full extent of the damage is known. the residents here have lived through floods before. most managed to grab their most precious possessions. andy gallacher, ooshingsz, dueeville, texas. >> that we think is no letting up. let's bring in kevin. any idea when the flood waters will recede so these people can get back home? >> on its going to be more weeks by the time this happens like in the carolinas this past year. it's going to take weeks and those people when they go back in, their homes are going to have to be stripped because if you don't get that sheetrock and insulation out, mildew is going to be the other big problem. it's going to be a catastrophic problem. it's long term across this area.
higher is the 34i79s river. notice on both sides of the rivers how much water for miles. the flood waters stay there for a long time. showing at riverside at major flood stage across much of the region. the flood warnings are out. they are going to stay out for next week probably as well. what we may see is down towards the south, those will be the ladder ones up here toward the north. those will be the ones that get released. we are looking at rain across the region as you can see across louisiana. it is go can to be another rainy day today. we are looking at so far ear weather a little well across much of the south the threat of rain is going to be a big problem. more towards the south than it is to the north. if there is any good news, it's
that there. we don't want any more rain here is the 5-day forecast. looking at heavy rain for today. for tomorrow, we will see thunderstorms as well. as we go through the rest of the week. look at this, a little better from sunday to tuesday. mostly cloudy, sunny skies with temperatures about 72. like i said, it's going to take a very long time. >> heartbreaking for them, kevin. thank you very much. finding a permanent home for refugees. >> a deal may move thousands out of border camps. there is no guarantee life will be better for those. on a desperatejoin. >> you did not act. if you are going to do the courageous thing, you should step down. >> demanding justice. lawmakers grill michigan was governor over failures of flint. the problem goes far beyond that
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would allow them all visa free travel to europe 0. mistaken you speak to have no idea about the negotiations in brussels some who do say if europe wants to let them in o without a visa, why not see some more of the world. >> why not ib you ask, if they have an opportunity, some money, they can go for holiday. this do not have anything to fear. the deal has been heavily criticized over allegations the eu is so intent on turkey keeping refugees out, it has caved in to every turkish demand it comes when turkey is accused of authortarianim. fortress europe could become
fortress turkey. many say sends can refugees back here could break international law. staying in turkey means it's difficult for them to get their children educated and difficult for them to get a work permit this would force many of them to return here every single turkish citizen would en jay refugees like these find themselves stuck in the middle of an extraordinary set of negotiations. the chaotic response to the refugee crisis has become anka a ankara's most powerful bargaining chip. it appears many know it and maybe betrayed. >> the logic is that one day,
these cities could be on the outer edge of the european union. lawrence lee, al jazeera, southeastern turkey. >> an eu conflict and humanitarian policy advisor for objectixfa oxfam. she told me europe is failing its international obligations to help deal with the refugee crisis. >> there has been a lot of focus on the letter of the law and do people have access to refugee status? what is their day-to-day life? do they have access to likelihood?
shelter? europe and the west have failed to take their fair share of refugees. they have made it clear that the goal is to be able to send everyone back. they are looking at how to do so wi while still complying in principle with their own legal obligations. the fact with the bare minimum of their legal obligation is a bad sign. she says at a time procedure is being used in places like sicily and greece and has proven ineffectively. >> the pentagon disciplined more
than a dozen service members for an airstrike in kunduz who killed 42 people. the u.s. military said the bombing was accidental. no one will face chim charges. the punishments have not been made public but reports say they are mostly administrative. a kurdish t.v. channel posted a video of an american isil fighter who certain rendered to the peshmerga earlier this week. he said he regrets his decision to join isil and tried to contact kurdish forces to help him. >> i didn't really support their ideology. and at that point, that's when i decided tu needed to escape. >> he is a village native. a man has been convicted in an attack on a cartoon contest on
u.s. soil. john henry smith has the story. >> reporter: courtroom observers in phoenix say he went from staring ahead to hanging his head when he heard he had been found guilty both men were shot dead by police. prosecutors said karim was the motivator, the bank roller, the trainer and age intended participant. >> he was with these guys to the end. if he knew about it, he could have done something about it. >> authorities say karim with he would elton simpson and soufi were incensed about an exhibit of har doonz. planned for a community center in garland. it was organized by islam critic pamela geller in response to the attacks on charlie hebdo magazine in paris. >> broke the tradition of not
depending the prophet. >> this cap itlation by western elites to silence to not offend savages is monstrous. >> the attack was only successful in injuring a security guard, isil quickly claimed responsibility via its official radio station. kareem becomes the first person convicted in an american court of participating in an isil-linked attack. his brother said he was manipulated. >> they took advantage of his kindness and used ream lunchous. >> karim is scheduled to be sentenced on june 27th. >> the con conviction comes a we week after a judge in new york convicted a military veteran for attempting to join isil. he faces 25 years in jail. >> we have heard in your peace. what is the jury saying about
the evidence? did they think it was overwhelm can? >> not really. the jury you heard -- juror you heard from said there was no smoking gun and complained about that fact. another juror said that the jury was split 5.050 on the first vote. probably the reason it took them three days to make a decision. >> thank you. water problems far beyond flint as congress grills top officials, the words that thousands of other americans may be affected by lead tainted water. >> president barack obama's pending historic visit is raising unpress didn'ted hopes but also some concerns about the future in communist cuba.
>> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.? welcome back. taking a look at today's top stories. hillary clinton has swept all of this week's democratic primaries. bernie sanders lost by 1500 votes. each will walk away with about 30 delegates. the race between trump and cruz is too close to call. >> continuing to drown parts of
the south, hundreds of homes have been evacuated interstate 10 may remain closed for several more days. at least six people have been killed in flooding. heavy rainfall is expected to continue defying u.n. sanctions. south koreaez says 1 flew about 500 miles before looking in the sea of japan. ongoing military exercises. south korea ian forces. michigan's governor is resisting calls after the grilling. rick need snyder. not treated with kit gloves. the testimony you are about to give will be the truth, the whoul truth and nothing but the truth michigan governor rick sfieder, an environmental protection agency under fire for
the water crisis in flint tried to deflect blame for the reed contamination and the government's sew slow responses. >> let me be blunt. this was a failure of government at all levels. local, state, and federal officials. we all failed the families of flint. >> epa did not cause the problem. we should not have been so trusting of the state for so long when they provided us with overly simplistic's assurance of technical xleenings but members of congress weren't buying it. during a contential hearing they attacked snyder's administration and the epa for not acting fast enough after the city's switch from detroit's water supply to the forklift river. >> i has been described of running the state of michigan like a business. what if this was a business.
hold up for -- hauled up for criminal changes. you had the ability to act when you find out that things aren't going right in the systems. you have a compliance authority under law: don't you. >> yes, sir. yes, sir. >> and who was fired or held accountable in epa? >> you have to look. >> was anyone fired? >> no, sir. >> residents and officials from flint were watching the testimony and were just as critical as lawmakers. governor snyder is trying to act and play like he is really concerned and accountable and he didn't really know. he knew and he needed to admit when he knew and how fast he
knew. >> looked like they just dancing around the question. governor snyder says michigan is spending millions of dollars and taking other systems to clean up the water and prevent a similar crisis from ever happening again. not a day or night goes by that this doesn't weigh on my mind. >> that didn't stop calls for snyder's resignation? >> the more i listened and the more i think it's time to go. >> you did not act. if you are going to do the courageous i know this, you, too, should step down. >> u.s.a. today joins us to talk about lead in the water and other parts of the country, in lee eville. thank you for your time.
you published about lead in water. what red flags did you find? >> we looked at schools and day cares throughout the nation and we are looking at the numbers of action levels so the e pa has an action level of 15 parts per billion of lead and we found was about 350 schools and day cares had action level exceedences so levels that exceeded this level. at some of these schools and day cares repeat problems year after year. >> these were just the schools that actually tested their drinking water. your report says the federal government requires only about 10 percent of the nations schools and a tiny fraction of day cares to test the water do
we know how big the problem is? >> no. that was a surprising thing to, to me even they do not have to. they have uncovered lead as well. >> hints that the scope of the problem. several folks i talked to, parents, school officials, others said they believe that there needs to be an over arching regulation that would require all schools and day cares to test for led because it does seem to be a pretty wi widespread problem. >> if i am a parent, how does this translate into my kid? talking about drinking fountains? how else are the kids expose today this water? school? >> drinking fountages certainly are one spinning that's tested. however, when you look at day
cares, for example, if a child is bottle if h-fed and you are g the formal for them, you may use tap water for that babies being smaller can be more vulnerable, getting more water compared to their size. that's another issue if you are a parent. >> my understanding is that the onus on a lot of cases is on the municipal water authorities. they may test the water source for led but in how many cases are they testing the water after it goes through potentially old lead pipes? >> that's yoon issue f a bought system tests a municipal system and they test somewhere other than that school, they may -- it may look fine. it might be an old building that has less souder.
>> may not be caught. schools in newark, in general. the tests come a week after elevated of levels were found in the drinking water at 30 schools there. up to 17,000 children will be checked for lead poisoning. a nuclear plant is looking radiation and throughing nearbiwaters. last month, the judge blasted a clean-up plan offered by the state and plant owner, florida power and light. the company insists the plant poses no danger to the public. looking into toxic water.
see "troubled waters" tonight at 8:30 p.m. eastern. for the first time in 50 years, mail from the u.s. is now on its way to cuba. direct postal service between the two countries has resumed. president obama 70 the first letter, a response to ilian ilianiliana iliana yarsa. she invited the president to have coffee with her when she visits the island next week. he said he hopes to have a good cup of cuban copy while he is there. the trip carries an offer of progress and hope for many yourans. >> they are old enough to have known most capitalism and socialism. they thought they would never live long enough to see an america president come to cuba? >> i never imagine they had would happen. tive 85. >> as havan a paves the way for president barack obama's arrival, many are raising
expectations? >> it means change, something that might give humans more opportunities. i might sell one of my paintings to obama. valdez, a 5-time grammy meanists hopes the visit makes a normal relationship. he picked up a latin grammy. >> it would have been better if this happened sooner but it's never too late for good things. >> with most ordinary cubans an the government, what they want most is to see a significant impact from the new bilateral relationship which is by obama's decision to further loosen restrictions trade and traveltos cuba is a previsit gift. >> we have two or three months.
that would really have an impact. some fear too much of an impact. all of this military hardware at the museum of the revolution is a reminder of the cold war. there are those who believe cuba is under threat from an american economic invasion which they suspect aims to change the political situation. president obama's visit is seen as the trojan horse. those who belief opening up is a crucial first step for change. may there is a flow of ideas. i think it's important.
exhibiting to change radically is unrealistic for many, the fact et cetera coming is the biggest change of all. >> east coast is about to welcome with a dose of winter. kevin corveau for more. >> it's going to be a mess. how much? we are not sure yet. if you are traveling anywhere from sunday night to monday along the eastern sea boards on the roads or in the air, i may want to keep up-to-date. it is over texas. it's going to move quickly across the southeast become a low off of the coast of the united states. we expect to see the snow begin to start on sunday afternoon in
virginia area west virginia ae. then the snow starts to go because also those temperatures are coming down as well. it's the map that looks om muss. we could see three or four inches across new york. toward manchester going to see anywhere between eight and 12 snchz. we need to keep viewers up to date. >> we will. thank you, kevin very much of. sea world about to bow toward public flesh. critics are angry. what does it mean? 'chance at history.
out the orca shows. >> the last generation of orcas at sea world. the company will end orca breeding this year. animals will continue to live out their lives where they can continue to inspire and educate our guests. >> the change is nearly three years after black fish. it focused on violent incidents. it will raised ethical questions visit or numbers sea world
announced they would leave their park in 2017. shows in san antonio and orlando will end by 2019. it's spite of all of the changes, the era of captive oas is far from over. creatures can clear as long as 100 years. have called for them to be released into the wild. sea world says they would probably die thru in an opp he had in the los angeles times, ceo joel manby says for as long as they live, the oas will stay atn our parks. sea world is a victim of its own success with making the company fall in love with killer wailz.
society's understanding orcas continues to change, sea world is changing with it. whatever the reason, it is the end of an era for which some called entertainment but others called cruel paul beban, new york. an orca researcher and founder of orca's research trusty asked how she thinks public opinion has changed? >> it was pivotal is the tub has been speaking out. you see references, comedy and it is mainstream to look at how these animals are being treated. >> what does this mean for
california can vote this fall to legalize marijuana. technology and science editor jacob ward has details. >> reporter: when you think about growing pot, you probably think about a backyard operation. for the. >> with venture capitalists and other investors preparing for legal marijuana, the business around it is to upgrade. if you want a boyd high, right now, marijuana is still illegal under federal law so it rales something of a shadow industry. there might ab couple of greenhouses over here, maybe a couple of acres over there. no one is doing it on a large scale. so what happens if the government suddenly legalizes this plan and farmers get in on the act? what happens when the standards and the scale of modern for agriculture are applied to
marijuana? a few years ago, canon michael discovered a quarter acre of marijuana growing on an unused portion of his farm and called the authorities. >> when he talked to the acts and they gave me the estimated treat accurately value of being 18 to 20s million dollar, it was kind of mind blowing because it was happening in a small maybe quarter of an acre corner of an 11,000 acre farm. >> michael did the math and realized that if this crop became legal just a few acres of it could earn him millions. some crops we are grewing now would be in the two to 10,000 dollar. maybe a tenfold change and an incentive to take a look at it. >> there is almost nothing california can't grow. a powerhouse of everything from s citrus to wine grapes bring that expertise to marijuana cult 'til tivevation could make the
chemical content more consistent and could change the market i have that hillside. can i grow it? and it's great. the thc level is exactly within a range so people know what they are going to get when they smoke it and its this blueberry flavor and that's pleasant. >> the worry says canon michael is flooding the market. >> california is super productive. if you bring large ache vans into the marijuana game, i don't know if the market can stand it. i have a sister who lives in san francisco. she seems to think the market can handle whatever. >> reporter: californians will vote on legalizing marijuana
this year. if the law changes, california's oldest industry, ag culture, would be transferred as well. jacob ward, california. >> can you imagine what it would be like to try to secure a field with marijuana? good luck with that. coming up, the vision after master bringing one of vincent van gogh's most fakeous paintings to life.
a baylor was at 12 ceded yale pulled off the first major upset on march madness, bulldogs beat baylor 79 to 75. the first tournament victory congratulations. other upsets include little rock over perdue, art fans are descending on chicago. not only are the three famous paintings of van gogh's room on display, you can spend a night in the room. >> it is the most famous room captured on canvas. >> these are old paintings. they look as if they werepated a
couple of weeks ago sflfrp it's one of the iconic images everyone remembers. it is so graphic, so colorful and in some ways startling because of the emptiness. >> van gohg painted the works in france in the late 1880s. >> it's a summation of where he was and his dreams and hopes of having a room of his own, a place of his own where he could lo live and work and have friends. >> the museum add add fourth version, in three dimension dimensions. >> the addage of getting lost in a painting takes on new meaning inside this room blue walls,
yellow chairs and the red-trimmed towel in an apartment in the river north neighborhood, the room is available to rent it's amazing, being able to live in the yellow house. it's really good idea. it took about al month to recreate the bedroom. some questioned what van gogh would have thought. >> it's fascinating. in a way, you know. >> still, the art institute says the response has been huge. bookings have been sold out for a unique opportunity to sleep inside a masterpiece. usher karishi al jazeera, chicago. >> he wanted a nap. all right. that's it with us. >> your world this morning is back on monday, beginning at
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