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apologized, and said that his comments were taken out of comments. but making disparaging comments about female athletes, questions in sports frede. >> thank you tony. we're going to begin with the lates on the deadlattacked tacks in brussels, tonight we are learning more about the suspects and the victims. authorities believe at least four were involved, three of them at least two brothers, died. al jazeera's jacky rowland is in brussels with what we know tonight. >> reporter: elgian police are desperately tracking the one who got away. the last known image of the
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three airport bombers. the man in the middle was ibrahim el barker. the other individual, was named najim laachraoui. the other one lived. >> his bag contained the largest explosive charge. shortly after the arrivalful bomb disposal unit, this bag exploded. fovmentd nfortunately no one wa. >> najim laachraoui's dna was
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reportedly found on explosives linked to both the brussels and paris attacks. it was upon that salah abdeslam was intending to be one of the brussels bombers himself, if so, he would know about the attacks, details clearly he did not reveal during many hours of police interrogation. there is a noticeable increase in security in the center of brussels. not just police but also army, are proalg the streets. at some metro stations, police have been checking bags before letting passengers enter. this is above all an exercise of building confidence and feeling of security. but as long as suspects are still on the run, threat still continues. jacky rowland, al jazeera, brussels. >> president obama spoke about the attacks while in buenos aires, during the second leg of
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his latin american trip. john terret reports. >> reporter: president obama went to argentina to help mauricio macri, the newly elected president. >> my top priority is to defeat i.s.i.l, and to eliminate the is scourge oscourge of this terrort is taking place around the world. we see high profile attacks in europe but are also killing muslims throughout the middle east, people who are innocent, people who are guilty only of worshiping islam in a different way than this organization. >> reporter: obama said fighting i.s.i.l. was his number
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one priority and that of his military intelligence services and diplomats around the world. >> they are poisoning the minds of young people everywhere, not just europe but the united states and undoubtedly in argentina. >> reporter: the president was also asked about be republican candidates in the 2016 race, donald trump and ted cruz. >> part of the reason why we have not seen more attacks in the united states is that we have a extraordinarily successful patriotic integrated muslim american community. any approach that would single them out or target then for discrimination is not only wrong and unamerican, but it also would be counterproduct countee because it would reduce the
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strength, the anti-bodies that we have to ri ris resist terror. >> secretary of state john kerry will travel to brussels on friday to formally express condolence for loss of life and to be coordinate with european union be officials. john terret, al jazeera washington. >> joining me from miami, start it's great to have you with us. >> thank you very much paul, it's nice to be here with you. >> i want to start with brussels. senator what did you think on tuesday when you woke up and saw news of this attack? >> it was not a surprise. i and many, many others have said for some time that these
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action he will continue. there has never been a moment in human history that there wasn't some type of violence that we once call terrorism. given the revolution that the world is traveling through, it will inevitable that these actions will continue and it you puts great pressure on the democratic soat societies of noh america and europe and elsewhere, at the same time not infringing on the civil liberties of the people of their countries. >> how are we going to manage then? >> there is's going to be a shifting of that balance, depending on the circumstances that exist. we have made many mistakes in the past. certainly the internment of japanese americans during the second world war. i think our country has a pretty good record overall despite our mistakes in the past. the europeans i think are now going to go through that kind
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of, certainly they are in belgium and france. so it is a scandal struggle. i don't think it will be over in the lifetime of any of us now living. we have to do our best to find that right balance. >> right and of course the counterpoint to the drum beat of attacks is the propose of what t to do about this. senator ted cruz saying we have to patrol mu muslim neighborhoo, and donald trump saying we should put a stop to any entry of muslims into our country. what do you think of these be positions? >> i think a majority of americans do favor mr. trump's proposal. it may be that majority come to favor senator cruz's proposal. i don't think either is practical or will be adopted or
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implemented. but that is part and parcel of the debate in a democratic society. there will be many other proposals i'm sure down the road that we aren't thinking about now or perhaps are unthinkable now. but depends upon whether or not there are more attacks, how the countries of the middle east in the muslim world are able to deal with their internal problems. the difficulty of providing services, providing jobs, providing opportunities, providing freedom to their citizens at a time of great internal stress within islam rapidly growing populations, huge, tens of millions of young adult men lacking in hope, opportunity, any experience, any relationships with women, all of this presents great pressures within those societies and upon our society particularly, since the united states is the dominant power in the world. >> senator you mentioned some of
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these internal struggles and i wonder, given sort of the web of alliances that the united states has with various countries, in the middle east, what can, if anything, the united states do to put more pressure, say, on saudi arabia, or qatar, or some of these other countries, to play a more constructive role than maybe we've seen so far? >> well, i don't think we can dictate to others their policies. that would be not consistent with our own principles and values. i think we have to be prepared to use military force in those circumstances where it is necessary and appropriate. secondly, i think we have to make the argument based on their self-interest. their societies are in danger. the reality is, of course, that notwithstanding the widespread publicity given to attacks in paris, brussels and california,
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the overwhelming majority of people in the world who are killed by terrorist actions are muslims killed by other muslims. in iraq and afghanistan and syria and yemen and pakistan, in place he all around the world, it is in their interest that their citizens not be subject to the constant fear, anxiety and pressure that comes from living in these societies, in which there is constant internal strife. part of it religion, part of it political, part of it economic. and it will be turbulent and very difficult for the people in the region and for those who are affected outside the region by the internal conflicts within islam. >> thank you, senator george mitchell, great to have you with us. >> thank you paul. turning to politics now, the presidential candidates are celebrating wings, all of them except for john kasich, donald trump extended his lead to 739 delegates after a win in arizona. ted cruz won utah increasing his
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delegate count to 465. kasich came away empty handed but he still has 143. on the democratic side hillary clinton won arizona raising her pledged delegate count to 1214. bernie sanders took utah and idaho, bringing his total to 911. al jazeera's david schuster tells us what it all means. >> reporter: hours after another split decision, texas senator ted cruz went on television this morning and declared victory. >> we are uniting our campaign. >> cruz appeared on several shows within two hours. highlighted his landslide caucus win in utah. >> donald is unhappy that he got clobbered last night in utah. wasn't even close. he lost by 69%. utah was now 10th state where we have beaten donald trump. >> former florida governor jeb bush underscored cruz's
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competitiveness yesterday by giving an endorsement. s. >> what we're seeing is republicans uniting behind this campaign that has beaten donald trump over and over again and can and will beat donald trump. >> cruz called mitt romney and others losers. analysts point out that despite tuesday's split, cruz still has a decent chance to reach 1237 delegates, trump can get there by be maintaining his be lead and grabbing victories in some
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of these contests that are win are-take-all. in the democratic race, the delegate math remains daunting for vermont senator bernie sanders in his delegate fight against hillary clinton. you wouldn't know it listening to sanders news conference last night. >> we won, we won 3 out of four contests, more delegates than she did. >> sanders had a net delegates gain thanks to his dominating victories in the utah and idaho democratic caucuses. and two days ago, sanders won democrats overseas, 69 to 31%. but to close be hillary clinton's pledged delegate lead, sanders needs to win by a ratio of 58% to 42.
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clinton ignored sanders and delivered a speech based on her foreign policy differences with donald trump. >> if mr. trump gets his way, it will be like christmas in the kremlin. it will make america less safe and the world more dangerous. direct clash between clinton and trump remains on hold. be bernie sanders and ted cruz are still winning contests and gaining the delegates they need to keep their campaigns going. david schuster, al jazeera. >> california may have more delegates than any other state but coming late in the primary season it's often overlooked by the presidential candidates. this year however, it's different just like everything else in the campaign especially for the republicans where california could decide the nomination. be jennifer london reports. >> this is the new normal. >> i will not take the low road.
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>> reporter: on the road to the nomination, here is the date to circle. june 7th. the last primary voting day will actually matter this time around and the state with the most to offer may surprise you. here's a hint. you guessed it. california. the country's most populace state may be you rich in delegates, 172 this year, but is often ignored by the candidates. >> we are the big everywhere lad a. enchilada. perhaps in termination of delegate totals to the democratic nomination. >> which means candidates will have to start paying attention to california.
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>> there's going to have to be a ground game now, a significant real ground game. on both sides. and my sense is: we'll see more of the candidates than we've ever seen in a long time. >> and if you believe john kasich's ohio victory speech he's already set his sights on the golden state. >> i'm getting ready to rent a covered wagon and have the wind sail us over the rocky mountains and to california. >> ted cruz is said to be the most organized candidate in california. donaldonald trump's relationshin the state is a little trickier. we know hollywood has been be strong on donald trump, but will star power translate to votes in a state as blue as the pacific ocean? even orange county has seen the tide turn. in 2015 the gop share of voter
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registration fell below 40% for the first time. still eric is excite. in early primary states every vote matters. no matter how big or small the voting block and this year california republicans are happy their vote will finally count. >> i think it's a big deal. i think a majority of the people need to look at the primary and the gop and i think trump is a front-runner and i think everybody needs to lean towards trump and i'm look forward to it. my vote is finally going to count this time. >> california can no longer be written off with a dramatic shiforshift this be cycle with e electorate. he voter habits are change and that is creating a much more competitive presidential cycle. i think this election will set the stage for future presidential elections. if you want to be a contender
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you better have a strategy in california. >> the state that's home to america's bread bask, silicon valley, and hollywood, may have something else: political clout. jerchljennifer london are al ja, los angeles. >> tom hayden, director of the peace and justice research center. mr. hayden, it's nice to have you with us. >> thank you, nice to be here. >> the primary is so late in the process, it doesn't usually have as much of a punch but it's different this election. could play a big role. so what do you expect on june 7th in california? >> i think that's right, years ago, we always complained that the process was front-loaded towards the east coast. and back-loaded towards california. now it seems to good into
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reverse. i think on both parties the election will be close. i'm a democrat, and very concerned about, therefore, stopping the republicans from winning california. that would be very unusual. i don't think it's going to happen. but the thing that concerns me is the divisions between hillary and bernie. they're both good people and i'm concerned that we not have such a angry dispute between the two of those rivals. it's going to get very close. that we leave a lot of scar tissue and bruises. so i'm all about finding a united ticket and united plat fork that works for california and works for the country. it could very welcom well come o june 7th.
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hillary is ahead in delegates but bernie's message resonates with people out here. there's been too many foreclosures, and too many tuition be crises. i'm not predicting it would be that close but i think it could be very close. >> and speaking of bernie sanders you've praised him for speaking out on things like trade but you haven't made an endorsement and as you mentioned, sanders is behind clinton and the fight will go on for quite some time. what does that mean for hillary clinton? the math is in her favor and a lot of sanders supporters say they're not going to vote for her if she's the candidate. what do you have to say for that? >> that would be a mistake of a lifetime. we have to have a united front
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that brings bernie and hillary together, that brition their brr constituencies together, i've seen several, too many in my own lifetime. it may being easier to answer -- it may be easier to answer if they come to some platform agreement. the agreement on who's going to be the ticket, who's going to be the second person, is up for grabs. but i've seen strange things. it's conceivable to me that hillary could win the delegate count and bernie sort of the soul of the party. could be asked -- he deserves to be asked if he wants to be -- run for vice president. he deserves it. but also, they have to change and unify their positions to consolidate on trade. because that's a bernie strong point. hillary's not bad.
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but she needs to go farther i think. because you are going to lose a lot of white males, not myself, you're going to lose a lot of working class people because of nafta, cafta, wto, and now pacific-pan-pacific partnership. these policies on the environment and on working class life have left hundreds of thousands of people out of work here. and brought in a whole deluge of really low-paid immigrants who work almost in sweatshops in california. so there's got to be a lot of justice in bringing about equality in that relationship. and giving people jobs. i cannot understand, for life of me, why a liberal party like the democrats has been unable for 30
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years to raise the standard of living of working class and white working class voters. >> right, and a lot of those voters that you reference there are looking very much like they are the base of donald trump's support. i want to ask you about him. he said that there may be riots if he's denied the nomination at the gop convention this summer. and of course that takes us back to 1968, talk of a contested convention. tell us about how this campaign echoes what you saw and experienced back in 1968? >> well, there's some differences of course. but what i experienced with my colleagues in the chicago conspiracy trial and the demonstrations at the convention was that it was a setup by the republican party from beginning to end. the fbi was feeding crazy information to the chicago police. telling them that the yipies
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would fill lake michigan with lsd and the blacks on the south side would rise up with weapons and overthrow the government. those were only two of the pieces of so-called intelligence that the fbi fed. but the fbi's very authoritative. and the police had a tendency to want to believe what they said. the mayor exploited it. the commission that analyzed the event afterwards, the walker commission, found that it was a police riot, not the other way around. but we went to trial. it took seven years before we were completely acquitted. today, mr. trump, i don't -- i used to know this donald trump. i went, donald do you remember me? i went skiing with you, i know you. but he's run a campaign that caters to the most dangerous elements in our societies.
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insulted black people by the referencing to the ku klux klan, women by his attacks on megan kelly, journalists by his vows, wants to slug somebody all the time. get 'em off the stage. he's insighting people. we were indicted for insighting people. when you say all mexicans coming over the border are rapists and murderers, does anybody remember the doctrine of you're not allowed to shout fire in a crowded theater? my goodness, that is what he does every night. and i don't know if it's entertaining to him. but he's promoting a strong man personality, that is going to appear very dangerous i think to even middle of the road voters. but why he's done it, he's trying to provoke something. and i wish he would call it off.
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my advice to the protesters is: stand up to the bully. you're courageous to do that. but by all means do not play into the hands of the bully. there are other ways to confront mr. trump than with a fist. you can try to indict him for insightment. you could take the laws that were used against myself and my friends. he is insighting people and i don't know why people don't understand that that's a crime. it is a crime. and a petition should be generated to insight be donald trump for this behavior. >> we'll see how that plays out. plb hayden, in 30 seconds, the lessons that you and others had tried to communicate to the american people have those lessons gotten lost in 2016? >> time has gone by and
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certainly, people don't remember much of anything. i'm teaching students 20 years old and they are organizin orgar wash workers, the 1960s and 70s are ancient history. i think it's crucial to study study study, converse with your elders and elders please listen to the youngers ones coming along. because each new generation carries unique insights of its own. look how they've chosen bernie, an old guy like me. there's always something new happening and those of us who are elders need to pay attention to the new. >> mr. hayden, thank you very much. tom hayden thank you. >> thank you very much. >> coming up, obamacare and contraception. and a new york college town's controversial plan, giving free
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>> while the white house and republicans spar over merrick garland's nomination, it is business as usual for supreme court. today the eight justices took up the affordable care act. at the center of this landmark case is a question about freedom of religion. lisa stark reports from washington. >> the eight justices seem sharply divided in this case, the question is whether the government has gone far enough in accommodating religious groups on the contraceptive mandate. it is an unusual sight, nuns be demonstrating in front of the supreme court. they cannot in good faith follow the mandates of the contraceptive requirements in the affordable care act. >> the government is requiring us to make changes in our health
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care, our religious health care plan to include services that really violate our deepest held religious beliefs. >> reporter: under federal law the government does have to accommodate religious beliefs. it says it has done just that. if faith based groups opt out of contraceptive coverage the government steps in, directing the insurance company to provide the birth control free of charge. attorneys for the parties tell the justices that is not good enough, that the government is hijacking the insurance plan and making the nuns complicit. attorney paul clement said, my clients would love to be a conscientious objector but the government insists they be a conscientious collaborator. the conservative justices seem to disagree. chief justice john roberts saying: but the u.s. solicitor
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general, don verili, argued the opt out was a sensible balance. justice ruth bader ginsburg.abouginsburg.justice s. some religious groups support the government and the accommodations already in place. >> petitioners in this case are simply taking a bridge to a far. the government has provided a very careful system of exemptions. >> as is often the case the swing vote is likely to be justice thon anthony kennedy ane seemed to side with his fellow conservatives, the result a tie.
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>> based on what we heard, it's going to be a split 4-4 decision. >> a four to four is essentially a loss for the little sisters. it will set no national precedent and most of the lower courts have be ruled against their position. some women would still fin it easy to get the free contraceptive coverage, others not. >> that's lisa stark reporting from washington. a closer look at the men and women killed in brussels. and strengthening ties, president obama's visit to argentina.
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mawr >> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target.
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>> belgium remains on high alert tonight even as it begins three days of national mourning. that is because investigators believe one of the bombers survived and made it out of brussels and belgium. prosecutors say his conspirators include two belgian brothers, including one deported last summer from the turkish borders. we are learning more about the missing and the dead, lieivels e-livelives thatwere suddenly t. paul brennan reports. >> reporter: the dead and wounded come from all over the
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world. they range in age from infant children to elderly. adele was at the airport with her belgian husband and their children. they survived. >> she had twins. in the end this attack stopped that destiny. we didn't know much about what was happening with her, her body. where did the brussels state take it? >> 19-year-old mason was one block away from the boston bombing in 2013 and was close to the paris attacks. >> he said he was close to the bomb when it exploded. it is a miracle he made it through with some lower leg injuries and shrapnel minor burns. >> two of the victims are
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children aged 5 and 3. ten people are still in the icu there. even if they pull through their lives have been irreversibly changed. >> we hope that we can have all the victims surviving their injuries. but today will suffer from disabilities. >> reporter: but several victims remain unaccounted for. among them, new york siblings, sasha and ivan. and friends and many other people's relatives have been using social media to plead for any information. while their fate remains uncertain, the relatives have the faintest glimmer of hope that they might yet be found. but they are being braced to accept the worst. specially trained teams of medics and social workers have been brought in to help. >> well, the identified people in our hospital we have a team from our morgue, forensics and the federal police.
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and they are collecting information both from the fatalities themselves and if possible also from family members here and to see if they can then match certain data from either the families or from the fatalities. >> reporter: the victims now face a painful process both physically and mentally. paul brennan, al jazeera, brussels. >> president obama's first official visit to argentina is already yielding results. it was announced that u.s. firms will invest $2.3 billion in argentina in the next 13 months. teresa vo has more from beubz ayers. >> buenos aires. >> reporter: many are saying that this is the first visit of ain american president since
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jorg bush, whegeorge bush, whenz was fighting. fest open for business. as many have said in the administration, be mauricio macri and president obama be discussed commerce, drug trafficking and terrorism. and both presidents condemned the attacks in brussels. barack obama said that the united states is going to fight the islamic state wherever it is. >> teresa vo in argentina. back in this country, a final report found the state of michigan fundamentally accountable for the flint water crisis. the task force was appointed by governor rick snyder and found delays extending from the governor's office to the federal epa.
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causing lady to leech from the old pipes into the water supply there. steps to stem the growing heroin crisis. in lexingtonton kentucky, in ithaca new york, they're going even further. the mayor there has a radical plan for state sponsored heroin centers. be randall pinkston has that story. >> reporter: you want to sponsor a public facility. >> right. >> to supervise addicts injecting illegal substance into their bodies. >> it sounds backwards, for sure and it sounds like you are encouraging drug use. >> reporter: savonte myrick is accustomed to the spotlight. when he was first elected he was one of the youngest mayors in america, in his second term,
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revitalizing the downtown area of his small upstate new york city. >> crime is very low and this is the place, if this has a serious drug problem denial whole country has. >> reporter: but this proposal may be his biggest challenge yet. a supervised injection center for heroin addicts. is it possible that these kinds of supervised injection facilitation might bring more people to addiction who wouldn't try it otherwise, oh can i do this legally? >> no, here's why. if the fear of breaking the law was strong enough ostop people from using drugs we wouldn't have a drug problem. we have had the most descra conadraconianlaws possible for d they haven't worked. >> since its inception in 2003,
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researchers believe deaths from drug overdoses declined by 30%. >> i'm looking for a vein because i've had problems lately. >> kevin thomas is a heroin addict who receives his drug three times a day. >> give me heroin or either that, do you want me smashing your car, hurting you or something? that's where you end up, you bottom out. >> reporter: but can this system work in ithaca? at the news conference unveiling this plan, the goal is to save lives. >> we told you why we save lives of those who are overdosing. because that person has family. and friends. and potential. >> reporter: and that point for myrick is personal. >> i spent the first six months of my life in a homeless shelter. >> as a young child, myrick
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watched his own father with drug addiction. >> i'm not at all squeamish because i understood addiction when i was five years old. >> his own police department doesn't understand acknowledge because of a fundamental conflict. >> we took an oath to uphold the laws, until laws change we're going to arrest people for possession of heroin. >> angela, be executive director of the injection center. >> i think the perception of harm related to heroin would go down if there were a safe injection site. >> this woman who requested anonymity. is a recovering addict. >> that act is such a secretive
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act, i'm wondering if people who use are going to be willing to out themselves. >> but she supports the idea of injection centers. >> my concern about a safe injection site is that it is a, currently illegal under our regulations, b, it is -- has the potential to provide a mixed message to our young people in the community. >> reporter: and in addition to saving lives, miia myrick alo hopes -- >> reduced the rate of drug use at all. if we could arrest our bay out of this problem we wouldn't have a problem right now. >> reporter: randall pinkston, al jazeera, ithaca, new york. >> up next, almost a century after it was lost at sea, a sunking u.s. navy ship is found.
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>> take it slow if you're driving in colorado tomorrow morning. that commute is going to be slick. crews there are working through the night to clear snow from today's blizzard and poor visibility forced the closure of denver international airport. the spring snow storm is moving east through wyoming, nebraska, headed for midwest. tonight solving a deep sea mystery nearly a century in the making. back in 1921, a navy ship set sail from california bound for
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pearl harbor but it vanished along the way along with its crew of 56. but today, the answer surfaced so to speak. jamie mcintire has the story. >> the year was 1921. warren g. harding was president. >> the republicans came back to power on the slogan back to normalcy. >> the roaring 20s were starting, tea pot dome was supreme and challenging of sea power. >> the thought to be unsinkable prize of war goes down. >> reporter: in march of that yore, the sea going tug uss con towinssconestoga. >> not in a pleasant way lost at sea. one of the largest sea and air searches in the at which time
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century up to the search for amelia earhart. >> for 95 years all that was known of the uss conestoga, was that in an age before sophisticated weather forecasting, it sailed into a storm and vanished. then in 2009, noaa turned up what appeared to be a shipwreck. noaa investigators went back for a closer look. >> so it was in september of 2014 that we descended on a target which as we looked at it, immediately was seen to be a wreck of some age, festoon wednesday marine life, indeed speaking to a fact it is in a
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sanctuary, the haven of much marine life, you see anemones, and octopus. seeing that this wreck is a place of life as it is a memorial. >> the ship and its crew of 56 went down 27 miles off the california coast. the commanding officer, left one daughter behind and for her daughter, the commander's granddaughter, it was an overwhelming discovery. >> to see these pictures, to see a porthole, it's so overwhelming for all of us but it brings to closure this big mystery we had in our families. it connects the past, 95 years ago, and all the stories we were told.
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>> she will slumber there now for the rest of her time as a fitting place to remember, to hold dear, the mystery has been answered. you have been found. your story will be told. your service will never be forgotten. may you rest in peace. [ bell tolls ] >> reporter: jamie mcintire, al jazeera, washington. >> the beloved baseball player and former announcer, joe garagiola, behind the mic for nbc's game of the week for 30 years and t deducted in the baseball wing of the hall of fame. rapper, has died, tribe
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called quest, the five foot assassin was born malik taylor. he died of complications of be diabetes. coming up, linda ellerbee.
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al jazeera america. >> linda ellerbee knows a thing or two about stories. after all she has been reporting and covering the news for more than 40 years. john siegenthaler sat down on her on the of a of her recent retirement and asked how she knew she wanted to be a journalist. >> i knew i wanted to be a journalist fairly early but it never occurred to me i was going to work in television. when i was growing up there were no women in television news. i wanted to -- mine was more modeled after his girl friday, i wanted to be a newspaper journalist. i wanted to run in and say "stop the presses." i started with the ap, then fired from the ap for letting a personal letter to get out over the associated press news wire. >> and the lack of women?
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>> that got me hired for a tv station in houston. he said boy you wr write funny. i said, boy i didn't mean to. he said we pay twice what ap does. i said television no thank you, i've seen it. he says we pay twice what the ap pays, i said i could learn television. when i started this revolution i knew it wouldn't be a picnic. yassir ai arafat. >> we had to rely on imagination and the show came on because the show came on the air when all our bosses were asleep, it was the one instance where the inmates got to run the asylum. and that is what made all the
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difference in that show and that's why it was even remembered today. >> it's remembered for many things and i think the writing is one of the big things it's remembered for. >> thank you. >> and you as well. >> in jerusalem, the flag of egypt and the flag of israel side by side, the president of egypt, anwar sa data and menachem begin side by side. >> what is your philosophy? >> first of all my philosophy begins with the assumption that the reader is every bet as smart as i am. i have never talked down to the viewer ever. >> what was that like for you from news to 96 news? did you ever wish you had gone back? >> made me wish i had a microphone for a larger audience. but we covered every story that was major. i didn't really miss it in that
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sense. and as i've said, i didn't write any differently for kids with one exception. i learned very quickly that irony is lost on ten-year-olds. >> the island country of cuba is just 90 miles off the coast of the state of florida. that is close. which is tricky. because officially, the u.s. is a capitalist society. and officially, cuba is a communist society. >> you covered a lot of political campaigns and you've watched, you've been an observer ever politics in your life. >> yes and may i interrupt you to say -- >> yes please. >> this is the first political campaign i will not be covering since '72. >> is it any different than any other campaign you've watched before? >> i go back and forth because we covered the campaign for kids every four years and right now i'm going back and forth between really sorry that i don't have that microphone to talk about this campaign, and ever so glad that i don't have to try and
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explain this campaign to kids. >> why? >> fferfirst of all i don't understand how to explain donald trump to skids. this is something we've never seen before and it's quite worrisome. >> what woirgs you about it? >> worries you about it? >> what frightens me about donald trump is not what donald trump says but the number of people who actually take him seriously. in my country the number of americans who believe this man has the solution to anything. >> let's talk for a moment about women in journalism. and how far have -- has this profession come since you got into it? >> a long way. it has in many ways. >> has it? >> in this way, okay? when i first started network
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executives would say to me, if you take time off for things, we'll know that women are not taking this seriously. not you, but women. some ways we've gotten equality have not been important. looks are still way over-important, parity, they are also as important for men too. >> what do you tell people who want to get into journalism these days? >> go find a day job, i don't know what to tell them. it's changing so fast under our feet that it's very hard to tell them something other than keep your knees bent, do it the best you can, the worst they can do is fire you. >> linda elis ellerbee.
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we are sorry you're going to go -- >> i'm rather pleased about it myself. >> i know you are. >> i'm going to go be a shepherd. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and thank you for watching. that is our news for this hour. i'm paul beban. >> i'm ali velshi. "on target" tonight. i'm ali velshi, "on target" tonight. the controversial recruit. fighting for america, when they aren't even citizens. no doubt this week's attacks in belgium will heat up the rhetoric on immigration in the united states. donald trump spopped almost immediately saying, quote, we have to have strong