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ruby blade, will air on al jazeera on sunday. we'll see you next time. >> good evening everyone, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. surprise diplomatic decision. the message saudi arabia is sending to the u.s. by turning down a seat on the u.n. security council. mixed reviews what americans like and don't like about the president's health care plan. and san francisco's commute, finding a way to get to work after another strike. >> we begin with a diplomatic
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show of defiance. one of america's closest allies in the middle east has suddenly refused a seat at the security council. saudi arabia's surprise, directed at the united states. kristin saloomi at the u.n. >> saudi diplomats were all smiles after winning a seat on the security council. and the saudi ambassador gave every indication his country was eager to take on the high profile position. >> we look forward to working with the rest of the international community to help our syrian brothers achieve their objectives. but equally, is the palestinian issue because we believe the pal palestinian issue is the core
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issue of the difficulties in the middle east. >> but the same issues syria and palestine were cited friday when the kingdom suddenly announced it would not take a seat. the mechanisms of actions and double standards existing in the security council prevent it from performing its duties and assuming its responsibilities towards preserving international peace and security. the security council hassen long been criticized for its gridlo gridlock. russia and china are blamed for are blocking policies, long time u.n. watchers questioning saudi's true motivation. >> it could be a way to signal to the u.n. look we're here, we've got issues with the way things are developing in the region and pay attention to us. >> the announcement doo took the
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u.n. by surprise. secretary-general ban ki-moon. >> while advancing their efforts to advance efforts to improve their working method. >> the new security council members are scheduled to take their seats in january. the u.n. says it is waiting for official word from the saudis whether or not to call another election. no one knows how to proceed because this has never happened before. kristin saloomi al jazeera, united nations. a former ambassador to the united nations agrees that the saudis are fridays traited with the u.n, slow progress in dealing with iran's nuclear program and the civil war in syria. >> i think the hope in riad is
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that this very dramatic action will work as a shock effect in washington and other exols, exo, capitols, on the deaths of syrians, they are critical that we didn't carry through on striking syria. that we had committed ourselves to punish commas cus damascus fe of chemical weapons. the saudis are sending a clear message to the world, stop the speeches and. >> 100 million, the money will help syrian refugees make it through the winter. as andrew simons reports
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frustrations are growing. >> more than a thousand people a day in line to register as refugees. this is beccar valley where in some towns syrians outnumber the sudanees. sit down and give them all your lies, a lebanese taxi driver tells this woman, who says she suffered outright hostility. >> when we exom here they insult us. isn't it enough that someone told me we deserve worse than chemical weapons? >> near the syrian border another cue, and a sign of how desperate survival away from the conflict has become. it is the end of the holidays when families should be together in a atmosphere different than this. no dignity here and a desperate situation. a passport, and i.d. can mean a bag of fresh beef. but a growing number of people no longer qualify for food
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handouts. this mother is one of them. >> translator: i've been standing here for hours trying to get a piece of meet. touch my child, hee she has a fever. >> reporter: then a lebanese man having to drive through the queue vents his anger at the roadblock. there is still some sympathy for syrians though. by the end of the day, this donated meat will feed around 4,000 families but it isn't enough. >> we try our best. we told these people that wait until the end of the day. if we have meat left we'll give them. >> reporter: most of these people return to buildings without running water with rents they can't foord. their husbands both missing in damascus said they would sooner be back home in the fighting. ravia breaks down before crying. her sister takes over.
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>> i forced her to get up today, if she's sick we are the only ones who can take care of the children. >> reporter: but at least they have a roof over their head in these hundreds of thousands in these makeshift settlements. the dryness will soon be replaced by rain and snow as wind descends on the baccar valley. it's becoming a living hell. every day the numbers increase along with the resentment of the lebanese living alongside and what prospects do they have? no one here has any hope. >> a special investigator for the u.n. human rights council says u.s. drones have killed hundreds of civilians over the last nine years. the death toll is much higher than what the obama administration has said. our john terrett has that story. >> it really goes to the heart of the u.s. foreign policy, the
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oath to protect americans wherever they are in the world particularly in the home land and the effect of that foreign policy for people overseas who are on the end of it. ben emerson is a special reporter, going before the general assembly on the 25th is going to say there are far more civilians killed than the united states government admits to. let's look at this graphic which helps explain it a little bit more. 450 civilians have been killed in pakistan, afghanistan and yemen since 2004. according to his report, the pakistani government claim that 400 have been killed, and ben emerson himself concludes that more than 200 may well have been killed over that figure of 400 given by the pakistanis. the speech given in may of this year in which the president
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defended the use of the drones and narrowed the campaign against al qaeda and its affiliates. >> president obama has named his choice to be the next head of homeland security. jay johnson is the pentagon's former top lawyer. he served nearly seven years in senior roles for the department of defense. >> today i'm proud to announce my choice to lead them, an outstanding public servant whom i've known and trusted for years, mr. jay johnson. >> thank you for the tremendous honor of this nomination and the trust you have placed in me to carry out this large and important responsibility as the secretary of homeland security. >> johnson said that the nomination was unexpected but when he received the call he could not refuse the offer. if confirmed by the senate, johnson will succeed janet napolitano. hundreds of thousands of commuter riders were left stranded today pushing buses and ferries to the max during rush
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hour. the system went on strike at midnight, the second in four months. our lisa bernard is in san francisco tonight. what's the latest on the talks? >> well john there was a glimmer of hope late this afternoon as bart's unions announced they had a so-called riders first plan that would end the strike and get trains running again tonight. but bart managers quickly rejected the plan saying there was nothing new here. the unions had said they would accept the wages, health care and pension plan that bart had offered, but then they said, they wrote also insist that a piece of the contract go to arbitration. and bart says they are not willing to do a piece of the contract. only the entire contract would they be willing to have go to arbitration. >> in response to the union leader's statement tonight bart
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would welcome an end to the strike. union leaders letter though is splip a repeat of the same -- simply a repeat of the same u unsebl offer they made yesterday. a strike is a serious and regrettable action that affects hundreds of thousands of people. bart wants to negotiate and put an end to this strike but not until union leaders are ready to make significant changes to their proposal. >> and the bickering continues all day as riders are increasingly frustrated here. they had to use their cars, take ferries and buses to get around the bay area today. as day 1 of a strike, we don't know how long it will last. john. >> so lisa this is second strike since july. give us a sense of why this has taken such a long time. >> the two sides get closer on the economics. they've been able to come to an
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agreement it would seem with bart's offer of a 3% pay hike per year for the next four years. and even as i was just saying, on pension and health care, tonight the union said they could accept that. but the real sticking point is the working conditions. and bart wants the power to change policies. they want to be able to update their 40-year-old system, change some overtime policies, some scheduling, and the union simply doesn't want to hand over that power. john. >> all right lisa, thanks for the update. >> supertyphoon francisco sitting in the south pacific become very strong equivalent to a category 4 hurricane right now. we're watching the track of the storm because it's going to be moving gradually to the
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northwest northwest. what we're really concerned about is the amount of rainfall that's going ocome out of this storm because we've already dealt with so much flooding from japan from the latest typhoon. our other weather story is based out of australia where sydney is looking for a lot of wildfires. we're seeing dry hot conditions with the very concerning dangerous situation developing here. as we head towards winter here in the united states australia is heading into their summer. they're only becoming drier with the potential of wildfires. lining the continent here, we'll keep you updated on the issues and also a cold air update, john. >> thank you rebecca. thousands are having trouble using the health care websites but others have gotten health care for for the first time in
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desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. >> well, just a few minutes ago we heard the worsening crisis in syria. hundreds of thousands of refugees are bracing for the winter. covered the war in syria extensively and looked at the impact that fleeing refugees are having on their neighboring countries including lebanon. rasha, it's good to talk to you again. >> thank you. >> give us a sense of the refugee crisis, where it stands. >> can you say in lebanon that one in five, almost one in four people is syrian. but they're not necessarily
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refugees. so they're maybe about 800,000 refugees and some of them live in really terrible conditions, especially the new arrivals that have come here over the past months, you know they're not properly set up for the upcoming winter. they haven't established community networks here to help them get by. or plugged into sort of the grass root clairt charities that sometimes help the refugees. and they're creating -- they're creating a major backlash against themselves and against anyone really who walks around with a syrian accent in lebanon. >> you've traveled osyria but you're in lebanon right now. is there any way for the lebanon governor to handle -- government to handle the situation or not? >> you know it's very difficult. lebanese themselves are leaving their own country in hoards.
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we hear of cases of lebanese drowning as they're being trafficked off the coast of indonesia on their way to australia. these are young lebanese or families who feel they have no future in their own country, there are no jobs. even educated lebanese graduate with their college degrees and have trouble finding work. not so skilled lebanese also have trouble finding work. so it's very difficult for lebanon to provide the necessary services for the syrian refugees here. majority syrian kids. there are jokes lebanese kids go to school and come back speaking a syrian accent. there's some truth to that. it's really problematic with medical care with everything. even infrastructure.
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i mean lebanon's infrastructure you know the barely enough for lebanese themselves and now they see their population rising by 20, 25% and there's no end in sight. it's very difficult. >> since inspectors went in to try to get rid of chemical weapons in syria has the number of refugees has it slowed coming into lebanon and other countries or not? >> well, it has trickled, it has slowed down but not necessarily because the inspectors have gone in to dismantle the chemical weapons arsenal. slowed down because of know so many civilians have already been killed and so many have already been displaced. so it's just kind of a natural tapering off of the numbers of refugees spilling into lebanon. but you know, it's still op going. just at a slower rate.
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>> rasha is in lebanon for us tonight. we appreciate your insight. beginning next week house republicans will again molding hearings investigating the troubled rollout of a key part of the affordable care act. after the health care launched on owc october 1st there were technical problems. there are reports that some insurance websites still can't exchange data with some of the government health care websites. and across the country there are some very vocal critics of the affordable care act but others call it a life saver. we begin in georgia where for many obamacare is a bad word. here is al jazeera's robert ray. >> after 20 years of working for financial advisory firms cessily whremp decided it was time to open her own business but now she'll need her own healthy insurance. >> my clients who are also self employed i told them to wait
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until november or december because i knew there would be glitches. >> she's talking about, the website that is supposed to allow consumers the ability to sign up for coverage but that's been riddled with glitches. >> they weren't prepared for an october 1st rollout. the long term imlimtions in a year or two this -- intlimtions, there will be a brief memory. >> i am fully registered, my application has been sent in. i can't get past the button that says view your where coverage limits. >> do your clients have any assistance? >> in reality, no. i'm working with my clients and of course with friends and family but there's no assistance from the state at all.
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there's supposed to be a roll call navigator. the state of georgia has approved six people. that's not meaningful. >> for cessily, she's on her own. because the state of georgia doesn't want to assist people in getting insurance. the governor has said, i don't want your premiums. >> part of it was not wanting to appear supportive of a policy of the obama administration. and that decision is hardest hit here, grady hospital, one of the few places in atlanta that the unassured and underemployed come for medical care. >> we stand to lose $40 million a year. >> this means clinical services like mental health will be eliminated if state lawmakers fail to resolve the budget
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shortfall, the new are program, in order to benefit from them states need to be fully on board with the affordable care act. without signing on prominent health care specialists spell out some potential outcomes. >> there would be a huge loss of care within the community and what we would end up with is increased prison population and increased homelessness. there's not an upside to the decisions we'd make. >> welch has determined as a consumer to wait it out. >> it can be a significant cost savings. if it was something else they would wait in line for, waiting in line for a discounted movie ticket or something else, they would be willing. i've seen people waiting in line to get a new iphone. >> waiting until december 15th, to sign up for coverage that will take effect on january 1 when most americans are required to be insured.
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robert ray, al jazeera atlanta. we head to sacramento, california where melissa chan found some impressive results. >> on october 1st, paul went online to buy insurance. it took some time, and effort, he shopped around and looked at different plans and what each had to offer and then? >> and then it says i've completed my application. >> paul will have insurance starting the first of next year and it will cost hims 1 a month. with a few clicks his life has changed. >> without it i wouldn't be able to do it. the policy that they're observing me is worth $5 a month. and it's -- i would call it a disaster policy, in case i broke a leg or had a heart attack it would cover major expenses and it wouldn't lose my life savings or my house. >> california made a firm commitment early on to obamacare which has meant a smoother
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launch with more time to set up its website and systems. people here are enrolling some waiting years or decades to get health care coverage. the state's goal is to sign up over a million consumers. public support for the new exchange. >> do the numbers and when you go on to and you do the shop and compare and you put in your information and you see what you get back you realize that this is going to be good. >> getting that kind of message out to millions some of them skeptical of change and others simply very confused, may be the biggest challenge. the country's health system already difficult to navigate is, after all, requiring with a threat of a penalty that americans buy insurance. but for some who followed health policy closely out of necessity the changes are a relief.
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paul considers himself a typical middle class american, not someone poor but a beneficiary of obamacare. >> i didn't have medical insurance, i had it in years past so the premiums went up and up and up. i had to make a decision do i eat or do i pay for the medical insurance? i haven't had it foster several years. i really wanted to be covered in case of an emergency. >> the message is certain, about covered california. go check it out and decide for yourself. here is one at least believer. melissa chan, al jazeera, sacramento, california. ross shimabuku is here with sports and a record-setting deal for one ball player. >> that's right, john. everybody is looking for the next ball player, next yasiel
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pueg. who defected in august, the chicago white sox signed him to a deal equal to $68 million which is the richest contract given oan american player. the grambling tigers refused to travel now the boycott stems from three head coaching changes in the past five years and poor facilities so the players decided to take a stand. they didn't show up and grambling has to forfeit their game and pay a $25,000 fine john. >> two convicted murderers walk out of a prison. the latest next. dozens of wildfires raging and
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the conditions expected to get worse. the costliest wildfire ever near sydney, australia. millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next.
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welcome back to al jazeera america.i'm john siegenthaler. here's a look at the headlines. san francisco's transit strike will most likely head into a second day. transit workers had a offer friday night but still not agreed open a deal. technical problems with the affordable care act website, some insurers are having trouble connecting with the government's database. there will be a look into the problems next week. a new report says drones have killed over 200 in pakistan, the u.n. report says drones have killed a total of 2200 people in pakistan.
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in iran, iran is in the middle of a charm offensive right now the state department says this week's negotiations over iran's nuclear program were the most serious and substantive to date. when iran's new president spoke to the u.n. recently he talked about the end of violence. but renewing questions about its human rights record, let's bring in amid mamarian. thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me. >> tell me about the execution in iran or attempted execution. >> on october 16 a convict was handing and he struggled for 12 minutes with the nose and the resident's physician confirmed his death. but the next day 24 hours later, when the family went to take the
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body for burial, the person who was there found the person alive, discovered that he was alive. and he was transferred to a loss, to seek recovery. and now, the public is waiting to see whether he will be handing again or he will be released. -- hanged again or released. >> he was hanged for possessing a kilpossessingapossessinga kil. >> yes, they are saying he should be executed again but the public is to stop this and the international community is asking the government to stop this because he has gone through one execution. >> so since human rights groups are asking authorities to pardon him is there any chance that
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iran would do that? >> i think iran, since president rouhani came to the office, they are trying to portray a better picture of iran. but iran's human rights record has been something wherever they go people ask them about their execution about iran's human rights record and even though they make a deal with the united states and western countries on iran's nuclear program, iran's human situation is something that you know, they will -- they have to face it. >> now, more than 100 people have been executed since president rouhani has taken office, that's a very short time that people have been executed there. is this something that iran has been able to keep fairly quiet in the world community while they're going on this so-called charm offensive? >> well, the president in iran
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has a limited power but still the president can ask the judiciary to respect iran's obligations, in the world, and also stop this trend of executing people for drug related charges. iran has per capita, iran has the highest rate of executions in the world. and the world has asked iran to stop this trend and i think president rf rouhani is in a position to stop this trend and respect international norms. >> it's an interesting story and i know media will continue to follow it. thanks for joining us tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> in austin, dozens of brush fires are burning. at least one plan is dead and hundreds of homes may be destroyed. andrew thomas has more on that story. >> it's very hot, your eyes sting, the smoke claws in the
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back of the throalt and this fire was one -- throat and this fire was one that was deliberate built. when the fire immediacy this area there is no fuel left to be burned. i can see the backs of doors and windows. darryl mitchell, explain to me a little bit what this operation is all about. >> this is the shall we say dirty end of the business, we got to get ready to clear out the area for the main burning of this valley. by block out this valley we take control of where the fire's going, back of these hills it is running wild. >> it seems counterintuitive to fight fire using fire. >> well, water supply is very limited in any time, especially at drought time. you wouldn't have enough water in australia to pour down the mountain sides to put out a fire that was coming at you.
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and this is the only efficient way, effective way. >> this is one of many, thanks darryl, very big fires across new south wales and although conditions are cooler on saturday than they were onthursday when the main fires took hold the hot weather is due to return on sunday. so this is really a race against time about. >> in zimbabwe, the nation is about to come a city without power. it's not helping residents. osama ben jabi reports. >> this is neither a lab nor a kitchen factory. it looks like this because water is in short supply. for peter and his family huge water bills have made matters worse. tackling the water crisis was one of the campaigns of the government. city council did wipe off dues
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but also decided to disconnect residents who weren't paying bills after july. many can't make the full payments. >> yes, i was a 50s, the kenyans disconnected my water, after i paid after $80. >> it is a chronic matter for hirari. creeing infrastructure and lack of capacity means it can barely meet half of the city's required water needs. but officials say lack of revenue also is a key problem. >> people who don't want to pay their bills on time or settle them at all, it's just one of those carrot and stick policies, a stick that we're using that if we can have them pay up now, so that we ensure flawless service delivery. >> no funds means they cannot keep running all treatment plants like this one and solutions like $144 million loan
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from a chinese bank aren't working as planned. residents will endure three more years of plans as the city continues to rehabilitate the facility. >> we go for days without water supply. when it comes back it is very dirty. people fall sick. they must improve on treatment. we got the day from that water and can't even clean the napies for our young children. >> it's clearly impossible for many to pay for water, a necessity which is painfully transformed into a luxury. osama ben javi al jazeera. >> oysters have been dying off the west coast, a polluted pacific ocean is to tblaim? lar vesters in washington state
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are turn to expensive tactics, the story from the community of wilipa bay. >> brian sheldon's family has worked these waters for three generations. >> we're going to go up to middle sands. it's a little island that gets dry during low tide. >> harvesting in washington's wilipa bay, one of the richest shellfish areas in the world. but in the last decade this low pressure difficult and dirty job has gotten harder. identities teoyster larvae star. >> in 2005 nothing. which wasn't really alarming which there were times we would go a year without a set. 2006 nothing, 2007 nothing. >> we had gone through almost 15 years of excellent sets. so we were probably getting pretty complacent.
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>> biologist breuf kaufman manages the state's oyster beds. he blames bay water cool below the oyster larvae need. it could be a mix of factors man made and natural. high acidity, and chemical pollution. >> i think in wilipa bay we don't have a handle on what's causing the mortalities. >> are these long term changes or shorter cycles, we don't know. >> he knew he had to make a difference or history would face a fight for survival. wilipa bay oysters are harvested in the millions, shocked in the shell or served raw or smoked. they turned to labor intensive
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seeding to save their crops. >> this has become a necessary part of the industry, a setting room where microscopic larva are attaching themselves to microscopic pieces of shell. >> there have been better natural sets the last two years. he says staying flexible is the key to keeping the bay and the business healthy. >> we're going otry use science to make this work. we're going ohelp that global conditions stabilize a little bit or come around. >> hopeful that he and others can keep the oysters coming from these mud flats to seafood markets around the world. al jazeera wilipa bay washington. >> tributes are coming in for former house speaker tom foley. he died today, he was 84. foley represented part of eastern washington state for nearly three decades. in 1994 he became the first
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speaker since the civil war to be defeated in an election. florida's longest serving congressman has also died. tampa bay republican bill young was 82. news of his death came from his chief of staff. he is a former chairman of the house appropriation he committee and served as head of the defense subcommittee. florida governor rick scott will now call a special election to fill that seat. florida policin police tonie searching for two prisoners who were let out of prison by mistake. both were serving life sentences but able to walk free because of fake documents. robert ray has that story. >> these are the latest photos of joseph jenkins and ray walker. they posed for the new pictures because after they got out they reported to the sheriffs department in orlando, the area where they commit their crimes.
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they registered as required by law as felons possibly to seem less suspicious. the sheriff says there's reason to believe the fujatives -- fugutives are still there. >> it's certainly frustrating to all of us who work in the system, it's frustrating to me as a law enforcement officer. we have murder individuals who are in this community so we want to bring them back to justice. >> police say somebody faked a judge's signature to help them get out. even the judge was impressed. >> i've never seen anything like this. you have to give them an a for being imagine tha imaginenative. >> they had a person who was
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able to slip this document into the chain. which begs the question they could have had documents slipped in for years. >> in the meantime they're facing tough questions about the system let two men who were never meant to go free walk right out of the prison in front of everyone. robert ray al jazeera caravel florida. in sports it's homecoming week for peyton manning, more on this emotional return. and villagers in yind ar india e looking for $40 million in gold. their only clue, something a priest saw in a dream. sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart
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conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours.
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>> same sex couples will be allowed to get married in new jersey starting monday. the state's highest court gave the ruling today. new jersey governor chris christie says he will comply with the court's decision but he says the decision should ultimately come from the voters not the courts. new jersey will be the 14th state allowing same sex marriage. >> google is now on paper the third largest company in the u.s. google stock price jumped to $1,000 on friday. that puts the company's value at almost $340 billion. the company reported stronger than expected earnings. google is now worth more than some countries including denmark and malaysia. >> a priest has created a frenzy in one rural village, it's a
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gold rush. >> shoban sarkar said the dead priest of this area came to him in a dream telling him a thousand tons of gold are buried somewhere around here, and should be used to help the community. they started digging earlier this month and after 20 meters they hit something but an official of the archaeological survey of india said they don't know what. the dig has attracted a lot of people. they came from all over and those who couldn't make it still could tune in, causing police to cordon off the area. no gold has been found but already there's a dispute about who should get the predicted 1,000 tons of gold. legally, anything found belongs to the government but some argue that it should stay in the area.
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>> we have asked for 20% of the gold. we said that the country can have the rest and the district can benefit from the 20%. >> it is behind this old temple that the digging has started. there's several layers to go through so finding anything could take several days. facing criticism that this dig last no scientific merit and is simply being sparked by superstition. but villagers who live near the ruins say they have more faith in the priest's vision than they do have in the government. >> i know this priest very well. all of his other predictions have come true. he only wants what's best for everyone here. >> the district magistrate says it could take days or even month to uncover anything. for now it's just a dream but one that many people here are convinced will come true. fez jameil, onau district,
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india. >> well, ross shimabuku is here with sports and what a night in st. louis they're having hmm? >> this showdown turned to be a blowout. you see everybody has been yapping when the cardinals take a 3-1 series they choke. they're 0 and seven. only to lose three straight and they did the same against braves back in 1996 but tonight they had a chance to drom the hammer on the dodgers who had their ace kerr shakershaw, that's just cr. call me crazy because carlos beltran of the cardinals lit up like a roman candle. the card analysis will go on to
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spank and i mean spank the boys in blue, 9-0, let the celebration begin because the red birds are back in the world series, making their 19th appearance. they've made 11 wins, can they make it 12? over in the alcs, the boston red sox are up 3 games to 2 but they are going to have to face max sherzer. >> mentality is the same. i haven't played in a game yet where it hasn't been a must-win situation for us. for me it's the same mentality every single time we take the field. you pitch just as always, 60 feet six inches. doesn't matter what the situation or what the game means. i'm always going to approach the game the same way.
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>> it was important to us as we were finishing out the final week of the regular season for us to secure home field advantage. how to win a game, if that has other meanings such as securing home field advantage so be it. that same attitude will be present tomorrow. >> in the nfl the patriots are off to a 5-1 start which is pretty aplaysing since tom brady, should be playing to a group that says hello my name is. the return of the gronk, return of rob gronkowsky has been given a return to work order by his physicians. bill belichick hasn't said.
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indianapolis to face his home team, peyton, i don't care what he says, he wants pay back because he spent 13 years with the colts. imagine whether your boyfriend or girlfriend dumped you for someone younger. how do you feel peyton? >> it's hard to predict how i feel emotionallily. football is a emotional game but to predict how you feel i just don't know. >> i don't think there's anybody keeping focused. it's a football game, we're not ig narnt, we know who's coming to town. i don't think in will be any problem keeping focus this week. >> a team that it may sound strange that is unfamiliar, unfamiliar opponent, a lot of guys i've never played against and certainly a new scheme. how i will feel walking into the
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stadium i can't tell you right now. i probably will know after the game. i probably may not tell you that after the game either. >> remember when you were 21? those were the days, hmm? can't even remember last weekend. we've all made mistakes when we were younger but louisville shane bohannon, he obviously violated a bunch of team rules. the starter from the national championship team is in the dog house. >> he's off the team right now but we didn't put him off. he put himself off. that's a thing that sometimes people when they hear these things it's not something that you can run them in the weight room at 6:00 in the morning. it's something that there's university policies and he didn't adhere to university policies. he didn't do a b or c, he is off
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the team right now. he's made his suspensions even longer continuing missing things. it's in his court. he's the one that got himself off the team, he's the one that can put himself back on the team. >> gragrambling is a hot mess, their players refused to travel. resulting from three head coach changes, the players decided not to show up for practice and by forfeiting that game grambling will have to pay a $20,000 fine. in st. louis all is good because the cardinals are heading back to the world series. >> rick is tough. >> you got to have tough love. when you were 21? i can't remember when i was 21. those are days long gone. >> thanks very much for us,
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>> signs of winter coming in a little early for parts of the midwest. in fact we've had some reports that the snow geese are showing up into western washington. now the fish and game department say 80,000 winter in western washington mainly skagit valley. we are definitely getting the signs from the central midwest where temperatures are starting to drop, snow earlier today, in prarts of th parts of. now a lot of the snow we had earlier this morning is melting away and we're not seeing much of it left in the plain states. boulder had anywhere from three to four inches especially as you banked yourself up against the front range foothills.
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tracking across missouri and heading east, we're not going to get all that cold air all the way east, not at least until we get a second cold blast that comes later in the middle to end of next week, is the likely point you'll feel the cold temperatures. we'll already get the cold temperatures where we expect the snow tomorrow, laid hudson to manitoba ah, lake winnipeg and hudson bay. snow maps are being set up to get a good base, ski areas opened up in parts of colorado but this right here is showing us where the snow pack is right here in the united states. of all the u.s. we have 5.1% snow cover. that's compared to zero percent just last month. freeze warnings behind the system that's bringing snow showers.
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texas, oklahoma, freezing temperatures in the morning and we'll see drying and clearing behind. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. here are the top stories. the transit strike in san francisco is now in its second day. both sides made offers friday night but reached no deal. 200,000 commuter rail riders are dealing with the second strike since july. saudi arabia has made an unprecedented move. the country was elected to serve a two year term on the u.n. security council but the country later rejected the offer. google's value is now at $340 billion. google


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