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please go there al >> we want to welcome you to al jazeera. here's a look at our headlines. the investigation reveals how cheap clothes for americans are putting children's lives in danger. burn up. more than 50 wildfires in the states and federal firefighters are running out of resources. and president obama asked to cut aid after dead. military funding is on the line.
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>> we begin with an al jazeera investigation. our focus child in bangladesh where children are working in dangerous factories making clothes for global companies. that's despite one of the worstt in that country. people were killed when a building that houseed several garment factories. her investigation found some 12-year-olds sewing for a million dollarle retailer. >> reporter: bangladesh is the cheapest country in the world to make clothing. it's a label comes at a price. government regulations is laxed and company are not required to assure workers are safe. we traveled to the capitol, taka. investigates safety conditions.
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this is one of very many subcontracting factories in bangladesh. it seems completely unregulated. completely unauthorized. there's no fire exit. it's a shaft in someone's backyard. >> we found children as young as 12 working an old navy pant. >> they are putting the lasic to the old pant. >> made by gap, inc one of the largest clothing company in the world. with the collapse in april there's been pressure in companies to monitor conditions in factories but worker kids -- others spring up in its place and so many are desperate to help their families. >> how old are you?
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>> reporter: how much money do you make? 2500taka is $2 a month. the minimum to begin work or 18 if the conditions are hazardous. 12-year-olds are allowed to perform work. jobs that are not harmful to their health. she told us she sometimes works hours a day. she declined to give us an on camera and said the products we found were counterfeit. but through the bar codes of tags we found at the finishing house we were able to match to one old navy stores here in the
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u.s. gap added that its strictly prohibits any vendor from employeeing under age workers. in 2007 a british journalist found children as young as 10 making clothes for its gap kids store. at the time the comment was rare and pledgeed to end the use of child labor once and for all. >> now we asked someone from the gap to appear on our program night but instead the gap's lawyers told us the company has carried out its own investigation in to what our story uncovered an this is the response to what it says -- the
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reporter who produceed that story for the program joins us now in the studio. giving me the reaction when you went to ban to bangladesh and yw what you saw. >> it's surrounding it. these factories are large multistoryed buildings. some of them are small shacks like the one you just saw in this piece and others are in their own homes. the shack that we saw in this piece, sammie fashions is a finishing house. it's a suburb in the middle of the sur burr -b. when we pulled up to it it's like we're going to a store it' just in a little alley. i did not expect what we found. >> you saw the saeupblgs of the children. -- you saw the ages of the
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children. >> absolutely. i walked in this dark room. a couple small windows. open wires everywhere. no fire extinguishers. large bales of cotton by the main door. 12 and 13-year-olds sitting on the floor and piles of jeans with old navy labels on them. it was absolutely shocking. >> what is the government's reaction to this? >> it's laxed. it's not something new. part of the reason for that is the garment industry is the main stay of the country' economy so it has leverage within the country. the garment employs mostly woman and most are migrants from rule areas in the north escaping povertys. whether it's garment workers or
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subcontractors and factories working in the industries. they allow them to make a livelihood. >> we appreciate you making this report. thanks very much. >> and watch more of her story made in the fault lines. al jazeera investigatings those factories. tune in>> scott nova is executie director. thanks for joining us. >> good to be global apparel ind particularly in bangladesh. it's the cheapest place in the world for apparel. what's important to note is the contrast claiming gap and other companies make that they are working to protect the rights and the safety and workers in their supply chains.
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the reality is exposed and abuse of dangerous conditions and sometimes involving young children. >> nobody wants adults to work in dangerous conditions but at the same time this money -- as little as it is very important to them. how do you crack them when it's cheap to make it? >> well, the reality is that this is driven by the season of retailers who demand from their factories in bangladesh, prices so low that the only way is to pay some wages and ignore why you have workers in bangladesh. collapses as we've seen in bangladesh choose to pay
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more but they are not offered that thanks for being with us. >> thank you. fire officials in idaho say that they have turned -- in the fire in the valley. thousands of personnel are working to bring mor more fires
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under control in the western ang together, working tot, fighting
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this fire on the front lines. >> it' dawn here at the camp. 30-degrees. some 240 men and woman are preparing for another dayton fire line. grabbing a quick coffee before the briefing. he's the person here -p. he's the branch three director of the beaver creek fire. number one fire fighting priority in the country. his job description, deploy the troops, keep them safe and try to contain the fire. >> we have a chance to go after it. >> reporter: so far, the beaver creek fire has fought back, hard. he has fire in his blood and has been fighting them for 37 years. he lives for being out on the front lines. so this is just structure protection? >> this is.
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this is one. we've got 100 structures. so you're looking at quite a few resources just to protect this structure. >> reporter: for the people who get dirty and sweat, there is a fire. >> it's not hard to get them motivated because it's adrenaline. they're working on adrenaline when they come. it gets a little harder to keep them motivated when you get up. >> reporter: but for kole, it's respect for fire and his fellow firefighters. >> a bond that will last a lifetime. we will go to each other's weddings and see each other's child being born and life long friendships that you don't forget. a beyond you can't -- it's a family. items a real family. >> reporter: after beaver creek,
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what the next firehe money and i believe him. paul, talk a little bit about the camp b they're beautiful here. john? thank you. we have bloody government in egypt. the u.s. is rethinking its relationship. president obama talked to his advisors about possibly cutting the billion dollar aid to egypt. >> reporter: under mounting pressure to halt aid to egypt.
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today a flat denial to the white house that aid has already been cutoff. >> this is not a faucet to turn it. >> reporter: despite the crack down and civil unrest, he says that the president is still considering. >> whether aid has gone since this review. the department of defense announced earlier today that the answer to that question is yes. >> reporter>> reporter: it coven estimate percent of the military procurement and they had plans to jointly manufacture hundreds of tanks. it halte halted -- the current r
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and head of the interim who attended the u.s. army war college in pin in pennsylvania. there are security issues where the america needs cooperation. the security and the u.s. warships routinely transit an. each day in egypt fuel the call to cutoff aid. the detention of sti of spiritul leader brought this from the white house. >> that's not in line of the standard to uphold in respect to human rights. >> the relationship we skwreupt is deep. a decision to cutoff aid would carry wide reprocushions. al jazeera, washington. >> he's the associate professor of literature. welcome.
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>> thank you. >> give me your rea*bs to what you're seeing in egypt today and in washington. what if the united states cuts aid. what would that mean? >> i think united states should cut aid it seems to me that aid mostly to american. military cooperations for one thing. it also goes directly in to the military which is a guanator in egypt. that's been the case for a while. it seems to me that is increasingly of the society. >> the fact that egypt has been historically a strong allie of the united states what does that mean are regard to this money? >> what it means is an allie of the united states should also follow the same kinds of values that the united states says. but if the united states is in fact going to be -- also the
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united states is at fault. >> it really isn't as simple as pro-morsi supporters. >> oh, absolutely. things in egypt are very complicated. there's contests for power among various in the country. each one wants to claim the mantle of the revolution. you have two county revolutions one being the muslim brotherhood and the other being the military and they both want to appropriate the language and the desires of the actual revolution. of the actual moments. it's very exciting and very tkeuland difficultbut it's hards of political conditions that they were not allowed to happen
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before. it seems to me that the conflict is very, very high. what we really need to have is a lot more -- we need to get away from thinking that winner takes all. i think that's really what the problem is right now. we need to have communication and move forward. >> mustapha thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you very much. well hello. i'm meteorologist kevin corriveau. the tropics have been hectic. they haven't been so calm. we are looking at a typhoon now. that is making its way close to -- we don't see it seeing it
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on land fall now. we will see it on land fall in china. china has seen heavy flooding because of previous typhoons that went to the southern sections across the sea of japan. we will see this one make its way across and not making landfill but bringing quite a bit of ring bringing 16 and 20 inches there and almost the same amount of rain on wednesday afternoon. it's significant as this plays out to the next 24 to 48 hours. we are looking at heavy rain showers popping up at the overnight hours. the rain showers are producing lightening. that's what we need across the areas where we're see ising wild fires. right now 53 fires are burning and this is the problem. we don't expect to see much in terms of relief over the next day. and what i see later on in the show i will bring you a forecast op what you will expect to see on wednesday. federal judge has ruled the california prison officials can
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force feed inmates that are on a hunger strike. that's not going overwhelm with some human rights organizations. we'll have that next.
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my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. more news. ♪ force feeding the prisoners
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on a hunger strike. sit turning a peaceful protest to a violent one. thousands of inmates sto stoppen early july. only if a few still refuse but as from san francisco, a federal judge's order may mean they've got no choice. >> reporter: u.s. district court had an ruling on monday that allows the corrections to force feed or refeed 70 of the 100 oh inmates who have refused all meals in the last 44 days. normally they decide this case by case but this time he issued a blanket order so mediate action can be taken for inmates who may be in failing health. the health is under the direction of a federal -- a spokeswoman for the receivers
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office said the federal and governments want to air on the side and ensure we have appropriate protocols in place. our office in berkley is one that l lobby the decision. they use only for prisoners who may. incapacitated during the strike or inmates may have somehow be coerced. >> the most is virtually in all case that the guarantees that the will of the prisoner is going to be respected. >> reporter: the practice of force feeding could include starting intervene fluids or through their noses and in to their stomachs.
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he says the judge's ruling has turned the prisoner's attempt to a violent one similar to those at guantanamo bay. >> it would be to enter in to good faith. instead, there are and unfortunately the prison health system is going to pile up with torture on to torture. >> reporter: he said the practice of force feeding has been condemned international and california is one of the rare places that still allows it. >> joined from san francisco is a siga sighfrom the wright inst. terry, welcome. thank you with us. >> thank you. give us your sense of it. so, if you don't force feed the
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inmate, right of their freedom of speech an they have got had their -- so they did the extreme add of going on a hunger strike. it's to negotiate with them and ask that the problem, why are you tkpwin going through the ths extreme hunger strike and let's make some changes. in fact, california has a long time with the rest of the pris y
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we appreciate it. >> it's a pleasure. thank you. >> well marijuana is legal in washington state. that could be a whole new income. from taxes to fees. we'll take a look at pot. the san francisco bay bridge is finally to open.
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welcome back to al jazeera. here's a look at the headlines. that despite outrage and promises to improve safety standards after a building collapse in april that killed more than a 1,000. federal officials -- more than 1700 are battling just one of the fires that have cost millions already. president obama met with his team to discuss cutting some of the billion dollars in aid the u.s. sends to egypt every year. the white house says if they made any decisions on funding to battle military. >> some background now, the muslim brotherhood was found in egypt 85 years ago.
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it's been pushing for the islamic law. its conservative religion is banned or oppressed for existence but some of the activities have been tolerated in the past. >> jane ferguson reports on the latest. >> reporter: anti-military protest across egypt have changed. sochanged. spontaneous gathers replace the large scale that we're used to. around 1,000 people gather around the pyramids for a short time before leaving. they are taking despite a state of emergency.
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t-pb >> translator: i'm here toy no with an open chest. i know there are murderers and the thugs that are with the police can come at any moment and i'm standing here and god is with me. >> reporter: the protests that are happening daily are all over. they are happening in honor for the protests to try to avoid more crack downs. at a press conference on tuesday, the anti-coup alliance said they use a new tactic to try new momentum. >> translator: it depends on a curfew. there's independence on local demonstrations. every government has their own. some you will find morning protests, human chains or even evening protests. >> he told reporters the country
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will need to fight what he calls terrorism. that's the way those supporting the military-led government have been referring to. >> translator: issue needs to be raised. this is the issue. egypt -- and at the same time, egypt that is standing against violence and terrorism directed towards its people has a road map that it must implement. >> reporter: until recently, former vice president mohamed elbaradei was part of that. he's expected to go to trial over his resent resignation in protest. it has been brought by a civilian but e elparadei is in europe. jane ferguson, al jazeera, cairo. >> now we turn to the western part of the united states.
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it was damaged in an earthquake in 1989 and now the cost of reopening of the san francisco bridge is just weeks away. it was spent a whopping $ $6-point. billion dollars to build the bridge. it will run ten lines wide and at its highest point it will stand 525 feet above. around 270,000 vehicles are expected to cross it every single day. but as we report the project has had its share of challenges. >> reporter: the view from the east at sun down as you approach san francisco. residents will soon start driving down in what has become one of the most expensive infrastructure projects in the country. journey at this moment has hardly been structure safety has
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challenged engineers. two major fault lines cut through this area. in the 1989 earthquake that broke the bridge remained in many san franciscoian minds. size thminds. the city is due for at quake. this the expected to stand the largest earthquake expected over a one to five year period. part of that efforts includes spanning 51,800-pounds of steel. >> getting a project like this and -- there have been state level battles over the structure of safety and then there's the cost. >> reporter: so the builders we talk to where americans usually go to get a discount. china. two years ago, al jazeera
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visited where they build the materials for the bay bridge. made in china and assembleed in the united states. the time we spoke to steve henniger head of the bay area toll authority. he told us the product being delivered was so solid that if there was an earthquake he'd want to be on the bridge. meeting him again i asked him if he still felt the same way. >> sure i do. we're two years closer to a earthquake. that is built like a brick house. it will be just fine. >> reporter: in the end it wasn't steel from china that caused problems. steel bolts from ohio broke during. after three independent investigations and on going repair, experts -- but yet san franciscoians still worry. >> about the broken bolts. >> you just never know these days.
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people rush through to get things done. >> reporter: the trance oration officials say it's solid. the repairs are more than so su. >> they should be reassureed. there's news stories but none of them have produced any credibility evidence. in fact it's safer. it's built to monitor standard. >> reporter: for more than 20 years, drivers have crossed this bridge knowing that if an earthquake struck it could skrupl -bl. for 20 years they knew they might be taken and finally the new san francisco bay bridge is here. for better or for worse, certainly iconic. melissa chan, al jazeera, san francisco. >> well recreational marijuana use is now legal in washington. this could be a boost for state.
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the state will license and regulate growers, producers and users. they will look to implement its voter-approved pot luck. >> reporter: some in the county, the krob of god bud. >> so, it's root stock of -- >> reporter: his marijuana roots are deep. >> midwest-born. >> reporter: he says for year, giving pot to people with oh need it as medicine -- that will change. the legal landscape and legal business the opportunity it now offers. >> i realize it's like every kid that dreams to play in the world series. i was just a young day in recreational. >> reporter: he plans a quarter million dollar expansion.
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it's perfection not mass production is the goal. keep it small, keep it local. >> to people that want to open up 40 shops and be the wal-mart of marijuana -- smaller is better. >> reporter: but the state is expecting a big pay off. pot will be taxed here as it's grown, packaged and sold. revenue estimates is expecting $2 billion-dollars plus over the first five years. over federal law this will be one of the biggest illegal drug in the country. the state law is a new voter-approved regulatory structure run by the board. >> it's what? the number one cash crop in the nation. >> reporter: garza runs the agency that's writing the rules. what used to be successful criminal elements will be a big
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part of washington's brave new. >> i think there's a lot of people who want to enter the marketplace that have been illegally and not have the burden of concern that i'm doing something illegal. >> get busy. we're coming. >> and coming soon. if all this works as planned, t. >> joining us now to talk about the laws is hillary. she joins us in seattle. hillary, welcome. good to see you. >> hi, john. thanks for having me. >> so, it's federal law so how can the people be sure they're not going to be in to trouble? pros accuse.
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everything they do remains a crime. the real thing is how the feds want to proceed with enforcement. everybody knows you're aware or other federal laws to state law. the way the initiative is written, however, can still come in and enforce. so when on tr when they have thl proceed. that's the biggest elephant in the room. >> have some form of medical
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marijuana in the books. >> if they're prosecuted, how long going in. most of these attorneys five years ton- violent drug offende. >> so, natalie, the decision to make whether you get in to the marijuana business even if it's legal i easy decision to make. it doesn't just stop.
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a lot of people are really in to -- colorado the prospects of investment it' commonly known that u.s. prosecutors will go after investors after a theory of conspiracy. if the doj stands by, there's no way they cannot. successful going forward. there's no reason hillary bricken, thank you. we appreciate it. welcome big name ball players can speak about suspensions and former major leaguer gary sheffield said that alex rodriguez suspension isn't going far enough. we have more in sports. . .
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this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out.
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in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. a brighter future perhaps for an iconic american company that has been on a road. approved kodak's plan tok plan e from bank protection. the company is now making its future on printers and ink. >> reporter: kodak is still one of the word's iconic brand. mostly in consumer photography for millions oh of people around the world have recorded their kodak. but a snapshot of the once giant
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film maker is a company struggling to catch up with a world gone digital. kodak's own moment came at a time when the company reeled the film. the management failed. >> they didn't recognize that digital is going to come in to the market and replace film. figuring that in business is where they make their money. >> by the time kodak reized asian competitors cornered the market. when kodak finally turned digital it was too late. kodak once an earnings power house struggled with the competition. kodak eventually laid off more than 130,000 employees world wide. demolished buildings in kodak can park at their home in rochester, new york.
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last year koda filed for chapter 11 bank protection. >> a judge in the southern district of new york has approved kodak's emergence for bankrupt protection given a company that missed the digital resolution. as part of the company's reorganization, can kodak sold more than 1,000 of its patents can far less company executives had hoped for and began positions itself with a commercial, imageing and printing company. experts stay swap is a stretch and profits may be slow to return. >> they are going to go in the commercial part of business which is highly competitive so it's not going to be that easy for them to compete in. >> kodak's fall has hurt a lot
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and rochester where it's based. a lot is rideing to shoot a new beginning. al jazeera, new york. almost every day there's news about alex rodriguez and today there's no exception. >> it doesn't effect him directly but indirectly it's about alex rodriguez. red sox pitcher dumpster has been us spended for games. dempster's suspension started tonight as boston continued its road series in san francisco now dempster wasn't the only one who received a fine however, krapb key's manager also fined for arguing with the home plate umpire after the incident. well during his 22-year major league career, he should never
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had a problem and his opinions even on the most controversial of subjects. that's exactly -- >> gary sheffield was threat every time he stepped up to oh the plate. he was a nine-time all star who had five nine home runs who ranked 776 runs during his impressive 22-year career. now sheffield chimed in on his former yankee alex rodriguez and his 211-game suspension. >> all i will take sit aos a process and that's what i had learned. is that nobody what people think you're guilty or not guilty there's a process that has to take place. and, when a-rod first got caught with peds. out of all these years i'm thinking you're this kind of player but you had to do resort to this just to be that player.
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it just seems to me that he's not respected and they have a system in place and we're still doing it after that and that means you're not respecting the system and you can't play well. >> if you were the commission, how would they hand to alex? >> if you are injecting yourself with something and that's a steroid, that's ban for life. if somebody said that they take aderol or somebody say they are doing something else, i have to take they word for it if they have the paperwork. but if you don't and you injecting yourself to enhance yourself, i think that's a ban for life. everything else it should be considered than the guidance of the system. >> tell me, how much anger did you have when you read the report and the alleged steroid use? >> they still to this day can't tell you what i did. they say, he did this or he did
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that, when you're talking about how i got involved. they rated and issued the check for what i wrote for vitamins. you're open it about. how you trained with barry. >> exactly. >> they put some cream underneath because they said it was about getting stronger. >> i was squatting. i had two leg surgeries on both my knees and when i squatted after surgery, my stitches were off both legs. they exploded. so i put this on my legs to get to the hospital. when i got to the hospital they restitched me and i in never used nothing in my life. so, it makes no sense. >> now he spends most of his time raising his family and he
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admits he doesn't want baseball these days and it's currently surrounding america's past time. al jazeera. >> the broncos linebacker were missed a quarter season after the league suspended him for the first six games of the year for the substance abuse policy. miller said today from a positive test but there was used violations. the game suspension will cost miller more than $$5.5 millions. tickets for the 2014 fifa world cup went on with more than a million requests in the first few hours. it's scheduleed to play in brazil. there's growing hope that the united states team could be for the best showing since finishing 8th in -- i spoke to pele
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recently and he said he's hoping for a u.s./brazil championship game at the whole cup. that would be interesting, wouldn't it? >> it would be great. weather is next and at the top of the hour, american fight with joe chan and we will have e after this. .
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welcome back. we do have some changes on the horizon. a little bit of good news but it depends on where you are. the reason i say that is we have some burned areas because of
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previous fires. those are susceptible to erosion an we have rain coming in to the forecast. we will show you that in just a moment. tomorrow morning's lows looks like this. we had boise at 65, salt lake at 70 and portland, oregon at 55. that really rises during the day. boise and salt lake at 96. now the problem comes in. we're going to be seeing some heavy rain around here through parts of oregon. we saw a lot of fires in oregon previously. when you have rain on areas that have been burned. erosion can occur as has been a previous problem. southern oregon can be seeing some heavy rain. also some radar here towards parts of id *eutd. of idaho. this is not doing good and results popping up in the heating of the day. speaking of thunderstorms we had that going on across the southeastern parts of the united states. the heaviest rain will move through parts of georgia as well
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as up here towards the carolinas. over the next day it's going to be heavy as what we have seen previously but the rain will extend over most of the southeast as you can see right here. temperature wise for tomorrow it's going to be like this for atlanta, 83-degrees still lower than average for this time of year. that's been the trend for the last five days. new orleans at 90, houston you will see 94-degrees. then towards the northeast we are looking at a few showers popping up right now across pennsylvania area. those showers are extremely light. it will be across new york as well as new england. things are really not looking too bad. you will see a slight shower in to the northern in new hampshire and that's not going to lead to any accumulation. temperature wise for tomorrow, low wise and new york we're going to be waking up at 68 degrees and washington at 69. that's throughout -- that's your weather.
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welcome to al jazeera. we have some breaking news to tell you about tonight. japan is upgrading the warning level about severity of a toxic water leak from the fukushima plant. and al jazeera is on the telephone. craig, what do you know? >> caller: this has just come through only moments ago. it is a document that has been released on its web-site by japan's regulation authority which says until it will have a warning about the severity of a toxi


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