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>> hello and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm thomas drayton in new york. no break in washington on the political or fiscal crisis. senators will be back work being on a possible deal tomorrow. lady liberty will once again welcome visitors aas will the grand canyon as states decide to foot the bill for their national parks. rk storm storm phailin hitse
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indian coastline. good to have you with us. in washington, focus shifted to the impasse. the talks came after senate democrats rejected a republican bill to temporarily raise the debt limit and fund the governmental. afterwards, senator harry reid spoke about his history with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and how that might impact steps going forward. >> senator mcconnell and i have been in this body a long time, we've done things in the body together, i know him, he knows me, we don't agree on everything, and that is probably
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an understaple, but we were whirps together. together--whips together, we revamped government together as whips. if we have political sciernts out there now, this is a class case of what political science is all about. we have had too little sitting down trying to work out problems. that's what we're doing now. >> what seems to be a pattern here, day 12 ended with a lot of call and very little action. john terrett are reports from capitol hill. >> it was a very are productive meeting with president obama and the white house. democrats are willing to negotiate on everything that the republicans want to discuss as soon as we reopen the government and pay our bills.
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harry reed, dick durbin, patty murray who is a democrat from washington state. the meeting was an update for the president, senior democrats and senior republicans to discuss a possible way forward. afterwards, harry reid said the meeting was actually farrell productive. however he was unable to prevent a vote going down in the senate designed to lift the debt ceiling limit. also an idea put forward by the republican senator susan collins of maine, that failed also, she put her suggestion forward, amending part of the affordable
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care act. are hoping that her idea may yet become a light at the end of the tunnel. on sunday, washington, nothing from the house. the senate convenes at 1:00. >> john terrett once again on capitol hill. as the debate continues on raising the debt limit there are a few key things to watch for. on october 17th, the cash will run out sometime between october 22nd and the end of the month. social security and ved ranls pay could be -- veterans pay could be put on hold. on november 1st $60 billion is due for benefit programs. with no increase, those payments could be delayed another two weeks. and on november 15th another $22 billion of interest is due. a default could very well happen. for some perspective on the
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impact this shutdown is having on the political landscape earlier i talked with thomas frank, he's a clo columnist with harpers magazine. i asked him who the perspective is like as the stalemate continues. >> things are plummeting in the polls, the republican party looks worse than it has ever looked. you know at the same time obamacare remains fairly unpopular, certain of the details about it. on the other hand certain parts of it are immensely popular. they have a theory that if they allow obamacare to get up and get going it will turn out to be very popular. and it will win people over and people will discover that they really like having guaranteed you know health insurance and you know i suspect they're right about that. i some people would really like
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that and they are determined to stop it before it gets going, that's why they're doing it. about a dozen iconic national parks are going to be allowed to reopen, despite the shutdown however states will have to foot the bill. how much tourist money they would lose. 401 parks are closed and the average tourists who go to them every day is 450,000, and the local communities have lost 76 million put together. take a look at these numbers, acadia national park in maine is losing more than $5 million the everglades, almost $4 million. and grand canyon is losing almost $10 million a day. mt. rushmore is one of the parks reopening.
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jim hooly has more. >> the government shut down the park closing down the governor agreeing state dollars to open the national park here today so that means essentially it will be taxpayers whoor footing the bill. in arizona the grand canyon is opened once again. the state greatd to pay $650,000 to -- agreed to pay $650,000 to keep it open another week. >> the to deprive tourists worldwide to see this magnificent landscape. >> with thousands of jobs in northern arizona dependent on the canyon and the tourists who visit it that's a bargain that the state wirlg t willing to ma. layer in colorado the tourists
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are already back to estes park, a relief to businesses that depend on tourism. >> that's the draw for people to come to estes. without the park estes park wouldn't be here. >> a month ago the devastating flood closed most of the roads leading here. >> it was hard to believe, it was too good to be true. >> to reopen the park taxpayers in colorado will pay $40,000 a day. some reopgd reopenings are moret symbolism. that's why taxpayers will pay $61,000 a day to reopen the statue of liberty. miss out on the tour irs dollars that could be flowing through natural attractions like this. jim hooley, estes park,
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colorado. park police summoned a group of are officers to man the symbol, strl closed. a glitch in the foot stamp system has now been fixed. shoppers in 17 states noticed their ebt cards were not working today. xerox corp assisted that it was a failure. a massive cyclone packing heavy rains and descruc, the extent oe will not be fully known until sunday but large scale power
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outages, roadblockages and damage to crops is expected. in 1999 a cyclone with similar winds instruct this area. for phailin's track rebecca stevenson. >> 25 of 36 storms have developed in the bay of bengal exactly where phailin developed. into india earlier today bringing at least eight inches of rain to the coast, despite the rain the storm surge and all this heavy rain. now we're seeing phailin move inlan and expected to see that happen as we put the satellite into motion. you can see as it moves onshore it actually begins to weaken and move onshore, classified as a tropical storm. we do have problems with
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mudslides expected throughout the course of the day. it is not only phailin, but we have damage and flooding here, typhoon nari, equivalent of a category 2 hurricane, headed towards danang. about the same time we get a third storm coming in towards the coast of japan. you could see areas in the brightest red, that's where we've had rainfall well above normal and that's exactly where phailin is moving into india and that is also where we are tracking that typhoon nari to move in. as we get that area around japan we have concerns around fukushima heavy rain and flooding near mayor nuclear plant site. we'll have more on the weather coming up.
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feiz jalil, what is the platest there? >> well, actually late last night we were spared so we got heavy rains and then late in the middle of the night it just suddenly stopped. bright skies, daytime, half the clouds are gone, the electricity is still out in the region but what we are hearing is that most of the damage has been in the neighboring state of odisha, about 100 miles where i am. three people have died, many trees have been fallen over or flipped over. we're still not getting lots of reports because it is still hard to reach many of the communities in that area. >> we know half a million have been evacuated. do we know what's happened to those who chose to stay behind?
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>> what we're hearing is there's no casualties in this region. not everyone has been to every community so there's no confirmation yet. the neighboring state of odisha we are not getting reports. power has been out, even our generator has been going off and on. but we were hitting wind speeds of 140 miles an hour in the state of odisha. there is that state where we still can't get information from where we might have serious consequences. >> faiz what can you tell us about the government response? >> well, this time around it was much more in advance than it was
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in 1999. modern technology the government knew several days in advance and even on thursday they were evacuating people from the coast into inplanned shirlts. now al jazeera visited one of these communities and we found the fishermen were there and they didn't know about any government shelters. if they did they would go there because the people all along the coast that were most at risk even by a mild storm which might have happened here. and the thing is though there are hundreds of these communities all along the coast, hundreds of miles through to odisha so to find what happened to all of them will take at least a couple of dares. >> that raises the greater question, what are you hearing from the locals. are they satisfied with the emergency response or preparedness? >> well, many locals here weren't taking the storm that seriously. they weren't comparing this to
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1999. they were comparing to the storms they have had every few years. they said they weren't affected before. the crops, banana trees and rice, had been affected, we're not sure how extensive the damage is but even a mild amount of damage would have serious consequences, not only to the local economy but to the local food supply in this area. >> faiz jamil, certainly appreciate the update. we want to take you across the world if you will, we want to take you to chile where there are massive protests, violent protests in fact. take a look at this right here. police used water cannons among other tactics to force the breakup of the demonstration of the mapuche indians against the
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columbus day holiday, which celebrates the discovery of are the americas by columbus. it was observed in the country today. many protestors are under arrest tonight. still to come on al jazeera, it will be the first major marathon since the terror bombing in boston. a firsthand look at the effort to keep tomorrow's race in chicago safe. the entire thing. can congress say the same?
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>> welcome back. in afghanistan, security talks didn't make much headway. there is still no deal about how long u.s. troops will stay in the country. after three rounds of negotiations, secretary of state john kerry and afghan president hamid karzai were unable to hammer out agreements. >> secretary kerry says the major issues that were blocking a security agreement between the
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two countries have been bypassed here. the two major sticking points whether u.s. forces could carry out operations here independently has apparently been sofd in -- solved in that u.s. forces will ask for afghan permissions before they undertake any operations here and the other sticking point, president karzai had asked for security in the event it had problems with its neighbors. the two gentlemen have apparently come upon a definition of what attack means. secretary kerry says they have agreement where president karzai can take to the national simply of the country, people in disagreement that will take the relationship of the united states and afghanistan beyond 2014 when the nato mission ends. one thing that may be a sticking
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point when that durga meets, if a soldier commits a crime in that country, he is subject to be punished under the laws of the united states. that is what the ughts would like to happen -- united states would like to happen. in afghanistan that has not been decided yet. that will be decided with the durga but without that no security agreement, means no u.s. forces here beyond 2014. >> once again jennifer glasse in kabul. chicago marathon the first major race since the boston marathon bombing, an estimated 45,000 runners and 1.5 million spectators safe. asha kareshi reports. >> 45,000 people have signed up to run in this year's chicago marathon. police here are on high alert. >> we are going to have eyes on
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the ground just about every foot of the marathon route, packages and suspicious are occurrences. >> three people died and over 200 were injured in the boston marathon. securing the neighborhoods in chicago a major challenge especially since it will draw 1.5 million spectators. >> we transform the city into a marathon course. we secure the roadways. >> chicago's grand park where the marathon starts and ends is no stranger to crowd control. in june grant park was the site of a massive rally celebrating the chicago black hawks stanley cup victory, more than 2 million attended under the close eye of
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law enforcement. still marathon forces have tightened security members. no longer pick up participant bid packages and only within the perimeter in race day. in years past, four security checkpoints will give visitors access, spectators will not have access to the start and finish lienls. in addition to the tens of thousands of security cameras around the city, additional cameras will monitor. >> as a group, an entire city, an entire country, an entire world coming together to say that we will not be deterred. >> cases first major marathon since boston. asher koragi, al jazeera,
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chicago. >> let's get a check on sports pf darren hayes joining us now. good evening darren. >> good evening thomas. after six weeks without major upsets, college football, missouri tigers, defeating the georgia bulldogs 41-26, that ends georgia's straighter streak of 51 home wins. the 25th ranked tigers improved to 6 and 0. it's unusual to see the texas long horns unranked but they took it to oklahoma today. they created the biggest upset of the weekend, matt brown's texas long horns won this game 36-20. and then the 10th ranked lsu tigers reasserted themselves, 17-6 victory over the 17th
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ranked florida gators. back to back sacks. the tigers improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in sec play. we'll have more later. >> thank you darren. competing while driving some of the world's most advanced solar cars. the world a's solar challenge kicked off in darwin five days ago and crossed the finish line in adelaide australia. as we go around the world, there is a slight delay. andrew, who took the lead this year? >> we will be asking the members of the milk to move away so we can get the drivers in and shortly -- >> well, welcome to adelaide. i'm not quite sure, there is a
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lot of noise here a lot of atmosphere. we are here with more than 40 cars that completed this solar challenge. they started their journey in darwin in the far north of australia, they traveled more than 3,000 kilometers across the australian outback and and he up here in adelaide on the south coast. they averaged about 125, 130 kilometers an hour. and some of them managed it in 33 hours. i'm pleased to say that the leading american car from the university of stanford is this one right here. it completed the journey in 39 hours and wesley ford is the team leader for that team. wesley, quite an achievement to have got here at all. what was the toughest part of the race? >> so far building a vehicle that can run on sun power but
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still go across the entire outback. we were able to cruise at highway speeds for a very efficient vehicle. >> what happens when the sun doesn't are shine? >> the fifth day it was raining. fortunately -- >> apologize we lost the shot from adelaide. if we get it back we'll pass it along to you. congratulations to the winner. coming up on al jazeera america, more on the controversy surrounding the technology of drones. typewriters are still being used in one country. we'll tell you why.
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victoria azarenko [[voiceover]] every day, events
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the headlines, the focus has shifted to end the impasse.
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talks came after senate democrats rejected a republican bill to end the government shutdown and extend the nation's debt limit. the senate will resume talks tomorrow. despite the government shutdown some national parks including the statue of liberty, mount rushmore and yellowstone national park are reopening. a bill to reimburse the states is under consideration. a powerful cyclone packing heavy rains and destructive winds struck india's eastern coastline. at least three people are dead. according to the typhoon center the storm is packing winds of 115 miles per hour. drones are being used in a variety of ways from reconnaissance and combat to research. the number of uses of doans
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grows. a big focus of drone research these days is autonomy, enabling the drone to operate on its own. researchers are making strides in two areas, path planning and task organization. path planning, determining the shortest route between two points or the possibility of detection by a adversary. task allocation, allowing the drone decide by itself what it needs to do to accomplish its task. earlier i spoke to missy cummings who has been researching the drones since she was a female fighter pilot in the late 1980s. i asked her if she was surprised by all the negative attention that droangs have -- drones have received. >> i'm not really surprised. there's an innate fear that humans have that somehow the world is changing rapidly by
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machines. i think it's important to recognize that people feel uncomfortable as technology starts to push forward in ways we've not seen before. but there's no argument that drones in lots of applications like crop dusting they are far superior and can beat human capabilities. and so for those applications we absolutely should replace human pilots. >> what do you think drives that fear? do you think it's a concern that these drones will spy on americans? do they have a misunderstanding what these drones can actually do? >> i think we do in america particularly as opposed to other countries. i do think we value our autonomy more and we don't like like like the idea of being on camera all the time. particularly in europe where people are used to being on camera all the time. it's not that big a deal. we're still very conservative and we don't like the idea of being on camera all the time but what i think people don't really realize is it's very -- your
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odds of being captured on the camera is very minimal. it's like looking through a soda straw, you have to know what you're looking for to see anything. >> do you think its use has reached the peak? >> i think i do, i think the military has plateaued and we will see the true innovation in the future happen in the commercial world. >> where do you think the drone program is headed? >> i think commercial agriculture is the next area. farmers need this desperately to find out just how well their crops are doing. i think cargo missions, i think one day fedex and ups will use drones, and needy people in the third world, very rural areas in america. >> once again mit professor mi missy cummings. we should point out she was in
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town to attend the aerial conference of drones at nyu. san francisco bay area, three months ago union members walked off the job, the five day strike stranded hundreds of thousands of commuters. workers say they'll walk out again monday morning if transit and union negotiate oorts can't reach a deal. in oil rich, said to be the state's largest around 20,000 barrels. a wheat farmer first found the leak 11 days ago about nine miles northeast of tioga, north dakota. the pipeline is owned by texas based tessoro. area residents are furious. they say they should have been told about the spill sooner. state officials say they believe
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tessoro's leak to be much smaller. nuclear storage facility is running into problems. environmentalists are concerned the waste could contaminate drinking water for thousands of people. >> at the largest nuclear power plant in the world plans to store radioactive waste deep underground. lining the beaches of lake huron, the opposition to burying the weights. >> some of it is going to be radioactive for 100,000 years. we don't know. we can't guarantee and we can't plan what's going to happen in 100,000 years. so you know we just can't let that happen. >> ontario power generation a government owned utility wants to dig waste storage chambers 680 meters beneath the bruce
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power plant site. limestone won't let the radio activity to contaminate laboring and water. >> our studies show there is no risk to lake huron. we don't see any impact at all. >> storing radioactive waste anywhere is controversial but putting it next to a lake that's shared with the united states and provides drinking water to tens of millions of people is another level of challenge entirely.. at public hearings into the waste storage issue u.s. legislators came from flaibing michigan to express their option, neighboring people have also objected. interthey matter to us in michigan as much as if not more than anybody. we are as a state defined literally by the great lakes. >> polls show support of the
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plant, thousands of plant employees live here and the community actively sought the construction of a waste storage facility. >> we wanted to be proactive and take a leadership position as opposed to, you know, taking the easy way and just saying no we wouldn't consider it. >> this is canada's first real attempt to deal with decades of accumulated waste and making a decision that satisfies all sides of the debate is probably going to be impossible. daniel lack, al jazeera, k ing cardon. >> general v vu nguyen died last week, aa grand procession will eescort the general's body to
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his home in central vietnam for burial. many arrived in mecca, saudi arabia today. each year the pilgrimage is the largest gathering of muslims around the world. others are hoping the prepares will ease the mrsa virus. out with the old and in with the new. that's the message a group of women in ra wanda are receiving. >> the typewriter is her life line. she doesn't know when it was built. all she knows is that it's older than she is. and she's 35.
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and because they bought it secondhand back in 1995 and she's been here in--with her two friends ever since, they are the last of kigale's street typists. there used to be a clattering rank of nearly a dozen lined up here, internet cafes are lined up along here. but there are still some willing to pay for this. >> i have someone looking for another job and i use these typists because they know how to write it quickly. if i had to do it myself i wouldn't do it well. >> but the three old friends know their days are numbered. they only have to look to a neighbor on that. that's why the government is sending them on a course for information technology.
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>> i'm looking forward to it. i'm lucky to be giving these skills, 1st i graduate i can give up this really old machine. >> still there will be premium who are sad to see them go. >> of course in the age of the internet and the smartphone this is a dying art. there are people who bring their document here because the old fashioned look they feel makes their document look a little more persuasive. >> across town the keyboard is the only thing that is familiar. none of the typists have worked with computers until a month and a half ago. now they're developing skills in the government run program, to drag r rwanda into the informatn age. this isn't just about career development though, this is about survival. al jazeera kigale. >> it was a big night for the
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st. louis cardinals. that and more coming up in sports.
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on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. >> malta's prime minister says the mediterranean sea is becoming a cemetery. in less than two weeks, two boats sank leaving hundreds death. this has called for humanitarian passage ways that would allow travelers safe passage to europe. >> huddled on deck the survivors of this latest tragedy. helped onto dry land and perhaps a new life. among them were many children shocked and cold but alive. it is thought many of those on
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board were syrian. the maltese prime minister appeals for help from the eu. he says the mediterranean is becoming a cemetery. >> we feel totally abandoned. there is no mincing with words, abandoned. this is a european problem. malta, lampedusa, italy, we are not our own frontiers, we are europe's frontiers. these people are looking for a future in europe and europe our colleagues cannot turn a blind face to all this. >> it could have been far worse. around 200 people were rescued. maltese and european rescue ships were on the scene. these were shot by italian navy. does dozens of people waiting to be picked up. here a toddler is handed onto
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the shim, once on board, they are coughed with blankets overcoming their ordeal. this child was brought in with his mother and father but hits three-year-old brother didn't make it. >> we activated our group which is is made up of doctors, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, we are ready to take action. >> it is barely a week since the last migrant disaster, the worst yet are claiming over 350 lives. the coffins make their journey back to the country they hoped to escape. despite the risk thousands are willing to risk everything in the search for a better future. al jazeera malta. an overcroi overcrudded trud
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off a are road into a river, authorities say bodies were found as far away at 330 feet from the crash site. the cause of the accident has not yet been determined. last year more than 4,000 people were killed in similar accidents along the roads in the peruvian andes. protestors were arrested while conservatives and activists confronted one another, bans homosexual propaganda directed at minors,. in greece eight of the country's largest universities have closed their doors because of a month long strike by administrative staff. the government says 600
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employees could lose their job, jobs as part of the state cuts demanded by the eu. john siropolous reports. >> it is a tense meeting. half of thee 800 employees at the athens polytechnic will have to go, bearing the brunt of higher education dismissals. there are no enrollments no graduations and no teaching. students siding with staff, a finalist worried about the job market he will find. >> we support this strike and fight with the staff not just because 400 households are being shuttered but also because it is a blow to public universities and to our studies. >> the polytechnic relies heavy on its staff to run these lab ra tris, like this wave simulator. the economic crisis has already
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claimed teachers. >> in 2005, we had 105 teaching position and now we have sacrifice. we are struggling to keep up standards. >> state funding for higher education has fallen by almost half in just two years, putting greece at the bottom of the european union. the polytechnic says enough is enough. the polytechnic has a history of resistance to authority. in 1973, students locked themselves onto this campus demanding representation in university bodies. the government used tanks to crash thrust these gates. ultimately it brought about its own downfall. the government is closing 3 universities and 104 departments, it plans to divert this education to technical
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schools. >> there is nothing wrong with technological education, there's nothing wrong in being at the commission, in acquiring skills and getting out in the market. >> it is a brave new world for universities as well as graduates. they're being told to pop up their budgets with private money. then it will only be a question of time. john siropolous, al jazeera, athens. also. >> a big night in baseball, darren hayes has all the highlights. >> that is right. after a classic opener in the national league championship series that lasted 13 innings and well into the next day, you can expect game 2 to be just as good between the st. louis cardinals and l.a. dodgers and it was. bottom of the fifth david frees
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connects off david kershaw. that allows freese to end one a standup double. gets by mark ellis to a pass ball. that allows freese to advance to third. here accommodation david freese tagging up and running home. the cardinals are up 1-0. bottom of the 6th. bases loaded one out and rookie pitcher michael waca, gets, fights his way out of the bases loaded striking out uribe. let's jump to the final inning, andre ethior to swat flies to end it. st. louis wins, 1-0, takes a
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two-0 lead in the series. michael eaves has more. >> the dodgers thought they had an edge because they had their two best pitchers, then they were going home with a chance to build a commanding lead. joe kelly and michael walker who have held the dodgers offense in check better than the dodgers have held their opponents in check. dodgers truck out 13 times and 0-6 with runners in scoring position. yasiel pueg. >> we had a couple of opportunities to get a run in, we didn't do it. the rest of the series is like this game it should be a pretty good one. >> you lose 2-0, you still lose.
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>> we're not executing. when it comes to creating opportunities, we're not doing that. you got score runs to win. >> after this 2-0 loss, it's said that a series never really starts until the team loses at home. that's what's facing the dodgers when they go back to los angeles for game 3. there is good news. hanley ramirez says he will go in game 3. x rays say he has no fractures in those ribs. they're going to face st. louis ace, adam wainwright. >> thank you michael. texas defense has been bad, fire offensive coordinate kind of bad. oklahoma sooners are unbeat be and has dominated u tferlt combined witut when itcomes to .
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go ahead big fella! go ahead pick 6 and texas is up 10-3, second quarter, third and long, case mccoy, looks like his older brother colt, 50 yard drive to marcus thompson, texas put this one away, d.j. johnson makes a move and that is gone. 85 yard touchdown, 36-20 the final. >> it's get us 3-0 in the big 12. that's what we wanted. proud of the guys moving forward and now you got to beat tcu. >> how important was it to get a win over the sooners before they
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left? >> it's very important, they need to get that golden hat. they were able to do that today. >> what kind of a statement does this win make? >> we're not worried about that, we're worried about tcu. >> coach brown and their staff did a great job, really executed a great game plan and really made the big plays in the game. when you give up an intrerption for a be -- an interception for a touchdown, they were a big part of the game today. >> the missouri tigers pulled off the upset, defeating the georgia bulldogs, 31-26. gives the tigers their first road win over a top 10 team since 1981. improved to 6 and 1 overall and 2 and 0 in the southeastern
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conference. all lsu needed was a couple of drives, this one a one-yard score to put the tigers up 7-3. anthony jennings, turns in another one-yard score make it 14-3. lsu tigers reasserted themselves as a key 17-6 victory over the second ranked gatorless. bacgators. 3 and 1 in sec play. now for the tigers still throwing a no hitter in this one in the 9th inning, a combined no hitter five pitchers have been a part, joaquin benoit, now obviously we got a big matchup going on between a pitcher dual
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between the tigers and red sox out in boston. >> still early, darren hayes, thanks for all the highlights. snow is in the forecast for parts of the midwest. meteorologist rebecca stevenson is coming up next. bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life.
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>> as tomas mentioned, there are snow higher amounts in mountain passes, focusing in on parts of the northwest, specifically in the western montana mountains, the bitterroots, the salmon mountains, we're going osee snow coming down in those areas, colder air pushing into the midwest bringing in a couple of frost warnings and freeze advisories for parts of montana and south dakota and iowa as well. other part of our story a lot of rain on the way for texas.
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going through monday is where you're going osee your higher rain totals. hire rain event in texas starting tomorrow sunday and it's going to go all the way through monday and tuesday as well. so we'll expect to see rain totals coming up one to 3 inches when we start looking at places like san antonio, aunt, dallas is going to get -- austin, dallas is gl to get more rain as well. there is definitely a focus for texas but also parts of minnesota and the dakotas as well. most of that rain is continuing to track off to the east. throughout this time it does appear parts of the northeast will stay dry but the coast of jersey and into maryland and virginia all the way down along the coastline of florida we're going to continue to get some rainfall in these spots for some showrs track -- showers tracking on through. chilly, 44 in seattle when you wake up and there's our frost
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and freeze warnings for parts of the midwest. minneapolis cooling down to 39, that will keep your day cool, minneapolis hitting 61 with a bl comfortable 68 for denver. it also is in northwest iowa. fall nip in the air, in minnesota you've got fall colors getting to peak right now so it's a great place to visit northern minnesota to visit those reds and yellows. the rain and clouds, satellite radar showing the clouds are tracking out of minnesota, chilly start but you can also see that in parts of the northeast specifically as we look at plairl maryland, aroundl marva peninsula, it's including parts of virginia as well.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm thomas drayton, little progress to resolve the government shutdown. president obama sat down with senate democrats to discuss the stalemate. the senate will resume talks tomorrow. nearly a dozen iconic national parks including the statue of liberty and the grand canyon are reopening fight the shutdown. the amount of revenue loss became too great. individual states will be footing the bill to run the sites until the government reopens. in chilly an

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