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a captured: two convicted murderers are back mind bars after escaping a florida prison. $13,000,000,000 in bad bonds, j. c. morgan chase reached a settlement over security gone wrong. killed on the job, two san francisco transit workers are struck by a train. this as thousands remain stranded by the ongoing protest. ♪ happy birthday to you. ♪ celebrating the sites and sounds of one of the world's most famous opera venues. [ music ]
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good morning. this is al jazeera america. and i am morgan radford in new york. the nationwide manhunt is finally, over. police have arrested fugitives charles walker and joseph jenkins after the escape -- they escaped prison using forged documents to get an early release. they have caught in panama city saturday less than 100 miles from where they escaped. emily drew has the latest details. the killers' brief taste of freedom ended around dinner time on saturday inside a motel in panama city in florida's panhandle. >> they surrounded the room. about 20 task force members and using a pa system were able to instruct them that they knew where they were and they wanted them to come out. >> they were less than a 2 hour drive. from where they had been serving life sentences without parole
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for two separate murders. earlier in the day, their families went before cameras and urged them to surrender. >> we love you. we believe in you. we just want you to surrender yourself to someone who you trust who will bring you back in safely. >> the escapes were an embarrassment to the florida department of crenationsorrecti the men were able to walk out. they even walked into a jail in orlando to do what's required by law, to register as felons, have mug shots taken and be finger printed. but no red flags went up until the mother of one of the murder victims said she heard about walker's release in a letter from the department. even the judge who is name was forged on the papers was impressed. >> i have never seen anything like this. you have to give them an comicality a" for being
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imaginenative. >> state officials said their priority was to catch the killers. now the shift will turn to how it happened. >> the key here is they had an insider. they had a person at the courthouse that was able to take this document and slip it into the paperwork chain. that opens up a question that they could have had things slipped in for years. >> both men will appear before a judge in panama city to face new charges connected with their escapes. emily drew, al jazeera. >> the florida corrections department says it will now verify with judges and not just court clerks before releasing prisoners early. a scandal is sending rims through the ranks of the u.s. navy where federal investigators have uncovered a bribery and billing scheme that saw two officials arrested on corruption charges. this according to "the washington post." investigators say it was run by an asian defense contractor targeting personnel until asia. he provided officers with
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prostitutes, cash and luxury hotel rooms in exchange for inside information on ship deployment. if he had recall court documents show a few that exceeded $10 million. j.p. morgan chase could pay a record $13,000,000,000 in fines over its mortgage practices leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. we are learning details about a possible deal that was reached late friday. j.p. morgan's ceo jamie diamond reportedly spoke to eric holder himself about this fine but wasn't able to convince holder to releases j.p. morgan from any future charges over mortgage bonds. 4 billion goes toward struggling homeowners. nine will go toward payment and the finds to the government. analysts say the deal has good and bad points for both sides. >> for the justice department and for the u.s. government, they get a huge figure. it's probably the largest settlement they have ever entered into with one company.
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and for j.p. morgan, they can put behind themselves a huge legal liability they had been facing. but, on the other hand, the government has faced a lot of criticism for not going after that many individuals that were potentially responsible for conduct that fueled the financial crisis, and this settlement is not likely to include any charges against individuals. so they may still face that criticism. for j.p. morgan, it still leaves them open to criminal liability. so that is obviously not the ideal situation for j.p. morgan. last month, j.p. morgan agreed to pay nearly a billion dollars in a so-called london whale scandal. if you add up all of the fines j.p. morgan has paid this year alone t equals 14 billion, $730 million in total. >> more austerity cuts are coming to europe, and it's renewing outrage and anger across the continent.
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demonstrations got underweight in portugal and in lisbon, thousands protested planned cuts to civil services salaries and pensions. some 400 buses were used across the famous april 25th bridge after officials refused to allow them to cross on foot. over in litaly, similar anti-austerity demonstrations turned violent as protesters clashed with police. sonia gagalleo is in rome. >> a showdown charges that security officers and seating off smoke bombs and fireworks. many of the protesters fled the area when the trouble kicked off. early in the day, the march had started fooefls. they came from all over the country, tens of thousands of protestorspivalates. they came from all over the country, tens of thousands of protestors many can disciplined upon the capitol. they came to show anger at the austerity drive and frustration at increasing unxwrment, conditions that are guaranteeing
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less opportunities. >> enough of this political theater. people can't stomach this crisis anymore. they want change. >> it's so hard for us now. i have had to sell my belongings. i don't even have my wedding ring anymore. i am not complaining because there are worse situations, but i just can't live like this anymore. >> reporter: also presents, i am grant groups protesters urging politicians and all along the march was a heavy police presence. around 4,000 officers were deployed across central rome. >> it's in central rome where the protests wound up on saturday evening. now some of these protesters are trying to set up a tent city here in the jury but they don't actually have permission to be able to do that. now, it the government's reaction is that it will stick to its plan to attempt to bring italy out of recession but many here believe there is little
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benefit for italians. the government, a shaky center left coalition is persuading people it's on the right track. that could be a political battle that may yet cost it it's survival. al jazeera, rome. >> union and portugal say they a areing more strikes in november. the white house has decided to resume aid to pakistan. administration officials say $16,000,000,000 in military and comic a-- economic aid will be pumped into the country within the next six months. relations between the two countries started to deteriorate over the killing of osama bin lad inand drone strikes that will killed pakistani individuals but now relationships have improved enough for renewed assistance. a state of emergency has been declared in the australian state of new south wales where fire fighters are battling massive wildfires. forecasters are predicting stronger winds and higher temperatures over the coming days which could make conditions
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even worse. more than 200 homes have already been destroyed. we will have more on the fires a little later in the program. emergency crews in canada have decided to back off and let a massive fire from a train derailment burn itself out. the train was carrying liquefied petroleum when it burst into flames. the fire is so big, officials say it could take 72 hours to burnout. it forced the evacuation of about 100 people. >> a friend of ours, well, their house burned down from that. i guess the car ended up, the railroad car, ended up in their yard. >> this is the second time this year that a train carrying petroleum has exploded in canada. now, last time, 42 people were killed in july when a train exploded in quebec.
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>> well, good morning. it's a chimly morning across the north central plains. winds are pushing in out of the north. that cold canadian air. take a look at temperatures in fargo, 36 degrees. right around 47 through the day. temperatures are going to continue to plummet. and not only are we going to have to deal with the cooler air but just a bit of snow. right now, the snow is coming down just north of i-94, north of the bids ma bismarck area bu as temperatures continue to plummet and we cross the 32 degree threshold, we will see the rain switch to snow. we could see anywhere from one to three inches of the snow. look at temperatures in minneapolis. it feels like falk with that snow coming. it's just a precursor to winter. we will reach a high of 47. it stays cloudy through the day. i think some of the cloud cover is going to break up, and we are going to see some sunshine but it's still relatively chilly. that air going to be pushing into chicago by tomorrow. if you don't have to work today,
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head to the mall and grab a jack et. temperatures going from the 60s to the 40s. elsewhere across the country, we have a frontal boundary making its way off of the east coast of the last night in new york city, just a couple of light showers, but i think through the day, we are going to see skies clearing out. it's going to be absolutely beautiful out there. some lingering showers. really across the gulf coast. but all in all, not bad at all. you saw the showers pushed out of new york and also out of pennsylvania. we have some more showers on the way and much cooler air pushing in out of the west. but today, i think those clouds will break up. we will see a bit of sunshine when we reach a high of 63 here for your sunday on into monday, a high of 66. look at this by tuesday into wednesday. temperatures drop about 10 degrees degrees because the coldfront is going to swing on through. you also want to get a jacket. we were in the '70s last week. we will be in the 50s by the end of this week. and elsewhere across the country, it's really cool, also, across the central plains, memphis right around 68 degrees
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here today but it's beautiful in the southwest los angeles reaching a day time high of 80. another typhoon on the way to japan. last week, they were slammed by a typhoon that killed 19 people. i have more to tell you about this system that continues to push towards japan a little bit later in the show. morgan, back to you. >> thanks, jalelah. >> the national safety transportation board is sending a team of investigators to san francisco after two bay rapid area transit workers were killed by a train on saturday. it comes after they deal with a union strike and lisa barnard has more >> reporter: it happened 20102 suburban bart stations. the transit agency says two employees were hit and killed by a bart train as they checked out a report of after dip in the rails. an agency spokesman said one worked for bart and one was a contractor. standard procedure calls for one to inspect the tracks while the other watches for trains. bart says both people had
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extensive experience working around moving trains. the act see says train was on a routine maintenance run with an experienced operator at the controls. at the time of the accident, the train was being run in automatic mode under computer control. >> investigate orders are trying to learn what led to the accident that has stunned an agency already scrambling to cope with a strike and 200,000 frustrated riders. lisa barnard, al jazeera, san francisco. meanwhile, more than 200,000 commuters are expected to be stranded for another week. the union representing bart workers will put their latest proposal to a vote this week. the offer is expected to be reject rejected. coming up: an emotional home come can. hostages held by syrian reynolds return to their loved ones after a year in captivity. an uphill battle to treat hundreds of children struck by
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lead poisoning. we will tell you about a graffiti artistly who views the community as his handbook.
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despite flaws in the system, white house officials say about half a million americans have applied for health insurance with the affordable care act but they aren't saying how many people have actually enrolled in the program. president obama is expected to hold a healthcare event at the whitehouse on monday where he will likely address some of the glitches in the system. led poi lead noise anything usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of some of the greatest risks to children. here in the us, one in five children has traces of lead in their blood and in developing countries, the problem is much worse. to raise awareness, the world health organization has an international lead poisoning prevention week that starts today. neil 600,000 children are exposed each year. it's enough to cause intellectual problems and death. they absorbed four to five more
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times of led into their and those most exposed are the very young and poor. one area of nigeria children are especially in danger. >> fatima is 4 years old and has lead poisoning. she is among more than 1,000 children from bagaga who regularly come to this rural clinic for treatment. her mother, karema has lost two children already. >> fatima has seizures and is running a fever. i am afraid of losing fatima. all of my 5 five children have similar symptoms. >> the surrounding villages sit on huge gold reserves. in the rush to extract the metals, miners came wearing clothing contaminated with lead which polluted entire households. it took government authorities three years to act.
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a u.s. company cleaned up the lead in homes. that eliminated the risk of more contamination and allowed for the treatment of infected children to begin. >> so far, the group doctors without borders has successfully treated 1,600 children in eight villages. hundreds of children are not as lucky. the village of bagage lost about 200. life here is getting back to normal after clean-up. doctors are faced we would treat can more than a thousand cases. >> some of the poisoned children, at this. >> there are more villages in this area affected. and it has not the capacities to take care of all villages. there are certain villages in
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which mnsf is not working suffering pour lead poisoning. >> treatment for these children is expensive and takes time. doctors say it could take up to five years of visits, medication and laboratory testing. for karima, the discovery of goad is a curse. their concern is nursing children back to health. with so much activity, there is a good chance that the situation will only get worse. amaded reece. al jazeera. >> here in the u.s., those most at risk are people who live in houses painted before 1978. lead poisoning often goes undead he couldn't until a child has sudden behavioral problems or stops growing. chemical weapons inspectors in syria say they are making progress. so far, they visited 14 of the more than 20 sites on their list. syrian state t.v. showed this video saturday of inspectors at
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one of those site did, but security remains a concern as a civil war inside the country rages on. the inspectors have about nine months to find and then destroy all of syria's chemical weapons. any emotional home coming. nine lebanese hostages held by syrian rebels for more than a year are finally, set free. their release comes after a complex between turkey, lebanon and syria. andrew simmons reports from beirut >> reporter: 530 days after their capture, a chaotic, emotional homecoming for nine weary men who thought they may never get out of syria alive. nothing like a formal handover to their relatives. one woman is overcome and collapses. lebanese security couldn't hold back the rush of people wanting to embrace their loved gourd some. free hostages didn't have to
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walk. >> they have waited since may last year for this breakthrough. there have been false alarms but this is a reality now. >> this woman with a bunch of red roses searches for her father in the confusion, but he is outside on the shoulders of his son and a family member, addressing the crowds, saying they had been on a religious visit to a shia shrine in iran and that had protected their lives. re haven'ted the sideline of alrida and with his protection, our lives were saved. >> another freed hostage tried though describe his sense of relief. >> i thank god because i felt i would never see my family in my life particularly recent weeks when there were raging battles. in the beginning, they treated us well but then it was really bad. in the last few months, they imprisoned us in a room where the temperature would reach 50 degrees. the doors were con stephanotisly
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closed. >> airline pilots kidnapped in a reprisal were being reunited with their families. no chaotic scenes here but plenty of emotion and gratitude for the intention negotiations brokered by katar, which enabled their release. back in beirut, finally, celebrations in the predominantly shiia districts from where the nine met set out a year and a half ago. there is uncertainty about how f or when assad's regime is releasing women prisoners. the demand made by opposition fighters who had held the lebanese. andrew simmons, al jazeera, beirut. >> am team who is ignited anger
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can return to france but without her family. more fromr about her controversial deportation case. >> she has won her battle to return to france but she is still not happy with the offer from president orlond, the man she described as heartless. only leonarda, not her family, would be allowed back from kosovo. >> the president did not understand my situation at all. not at all. and i think he hasn't even considered our case. he probably did it because of politics. but i am not a dog to be dragged by the arm. i am not animal. >> during the week, her case brought thousands of protesting students on the streets appalled at the way her case was handled. the president admits it was heavy handed to detain her in
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front of her friends. the expulsion, itself, was legal. >> if she requests so and wants to continue her education in france, she and only she would be welcomed. france, as i said, is the republic. that means firmness in the application of the law. it also means humanity in the application of the procedures. >> the president's difficulties with this case are not over yet. the leader of his own socialist party says that the entire family with the exception of the father should be allowed back while the interior minister is reported as saying that he will quit if leonarda is loud to return to france. >> the president is caught between two camps: those who are outraged at the treatment of some asylum seekers and others demanding tougher immigration laws. >> . a miystery in greece police found a young girl they think was abducted. she was forced to beg on the
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streets in a roma settlement and dna tests proved the couple she was with was not her parents. she is being looked after after a charity as authorities search for here by logical parents. the couple she was found with are under arrow suspicion of kidnapping and falsifying documents. beefing up the border. the u.s. has been stepping up efforts to fight the drug trade along the mexican border. puerto rico is becoming a major had you been for drug smugglers. the problem is, once drugs are on the island, they can head to the u.s. mainland without going through customs. casey kaufman has the details. >> reporter: this is an unan ounced search for drugs on a ferry arriving from a caribbean island. it's a routine process. puerto rico has become a major transit hub for south american drugs headed to the united states. according to the police, this is an average find: 15 pounds of pure cocaine.
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. >> the person realized we were here, so they came and left the backpack in the bathroom and just went walking out like any other person. the drug runner lost his cargo. here, it's worth $140,000. in miami or new york, it could sell for half a million. >> we must congratulate the dog. he is very efficient and did a good job. >> the u.s. federal government reports an increase in drug interceptions over the past few years. local authorities say that's only a fraction of what actually makes it into the island. >> lieutenant carlos figaroa fights the drug trade on the streets of san juan. a murder victim was just found here with drugs in his pocket. witnesses saw a motor scooter after hearing the gunshot. now, police are checking for suspects. >> if you enter into this world, you will die. it's like a death sentence. sooner or later, someone will
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kill you. >> reporter: about 1,000 people are murdered every year in puerto rico. >> that's six times the murder rate for the u.s. as a whole. lieutenant figaroa says most victims are young men who want to get rich quick. >> they prefer the easy life. and easy money. but their life will be short because they will die. everything thinks it will turn out different for them, but that's never true. shrilly always be someone waiting -- there will always be somebody waiting behind you. >> reporter: port rican police are constantly fighting this battle with more and more drugs coming on to the island, prices are dropping, and there is more business to fight for. casey kaufman, al jazeera, san juan puerto rico. >> sizing up the economy.
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how did the shutdown affect the u.s., and what's up next? we talked economic policy with peter. planning your financial future over the web, the growing number of online options for people who want to make their money grow with low or no fees at all. >> i am mark morgan from last place to the world series, the boston red sox magic carpet ride continues.
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[[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views.
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how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i am morgan radford. these are the top stories we are following at this hour. the search for two florida fugitives is over. charles walker and joseph jenkins, who you see here, are now heading back to jail. police say they found the convicted killers in a motel on saturday. at a time ends an embarrassing week for state corrections officials. two workers from san francisco's rapid transit system were killed saturday, struck by
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a train while they were inspecting a piece of the track. commuters remain stranded as bart and its employees have failed to come to a contract agreement. j.p. morgan could pay the government $13,000,000,000 for its role in the 2008 mortgage crisis. that would be a record fine. the tentative deal was reportedly reached with the department of justice friday. if it's finalized, the settlement will not release j.p. morgan of any criminal charges. to discuss the settlement between j.p. morgan and the government and the future for the u.s. economy in the long-term, we are joined by peter mauricie at the university of maryland. he is in washington, d.c. this morning. thank you for being with us, professor. >> nice to be with you. >> now, we can't talk about the economy this morning without discussing the j.p. morgan settlement. a $13 billion fine. i mean, what kind of precedent does that set for other american banks, and what does it mean for bank customers?
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>> it is a clear signal not to be selling shoddy securities and think they can get away with it. more broadly because they have not been absolved of criminal charges. if those forth coming, it could well be j.p. morgan is found to be a criminal enterprise. and, therefore, who was broken up, would be dismerred. certainly the future of people like jamyn die monday would be questionable. moreover, just because we haven't caught them at it doesn't mean that other major banks, for example, goldman sachs is not behaving in a similar fashion. the godfather died a natural death in his garden, not in a federal prison but that doesn't mean he didn't commit any crimes. >> so you mentioned ceo jamie diamond. how unusual is it for him to deal directly with attorney general eric holder? how do you think he is handling this matter? >> you have to remember that jamie die mopped provides over a huge enterprise and they acquired two banks or two institutions, bear stearns and
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washington mutual which were allegedly responsible for most of this. if j.p. morgan, itself, in 2008, was not culpable of a great deal of this kind of activity -- everybody was involved in some of it. you don't always know about it -- then it probably doesn't bode as badly as some people think for his future because he is basically cleaning up a mess that was caused by an acquisition. i don't think it was possible for anybody in 2008/2009 to really see deeply enough into these institutions during a crisis. >> you mentioned a crisis. let's kind of take a big-picture look here. the nation has been operating on a shrunken budget slashed by $80,000,000,000 in forced spending cuts since march 1st. how is it that markets ended the week setting almost record highs. >> the government is not as essential as the private economy as its advocates in washington would have us believe. the private economy has a lot of vigor of its own and the government doesn't buy that much. what the government really does
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is redistribute income. most goes out in social security payments, medicare payments and so forth. >> that's been untouched. >> that's why we have not seen a large impact. the shutdown will not have a great impact according to the history of these things. the bureaucrats are going to get back pay. they are going to go out and spend it next month. after the clinton shutdown, which was twice as long, two quarters later, it was hard to find any appreciable consequences of the shutdown in the growth statistics, employment statistics and so forth. >> you said the government isn't as essential. on one hand, the markets are high. the other, the dollar has hit an eight-month low. does that mean this is a real rebound. >> a weaker dollar will be good for the u.s. economy. it's weakening because of the appointment of janet yellen most fu fundamentally. bankers around the world expect her to continue printing money, to put her foot to the pedal -- metal so to speak. she is a dove on these kinds of things.
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that portends a weaker dollar. >> peter morici at the university of maryland, thank you for joining us this morning. a report from the deloitte consulting firm found 58% of americans have no financial plan whatsoever. one reason is that people don't trust money managers. now, 130 online companies are trying to change the game. david shuster reports >> reporter: johan counts himself as tech savvy as it gets with a few startups under his belt at 33 years old. like many americans, this san francisco resident admits he doesn't know the first thing about investing. >> i know that, you know, you shouldn't keep your money in a savings account. that's the one thing i do know. >> until recently, he paid a financial add vidors at his bank to manage his life savings? >> i realized i was probably paying a little too much for the services i didn't really need. and i looked at a bunch of the online options and that's where i decided today make is switch. >> he transferred his money to
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future advisor, nearly one of a dozen often options offering financial investment advice for lower or no fees. at rapidly growing industry targeting an under served public. >> what these services try to do is help them achieve goals at a low cost. >> that low cost, a fraction of the 1 to 2% annual fees charged by traditional financial advisors is driven by technology. here is how it works. once you sign up and answer some basic questions, you then list your existing savings accounts and in minutes, the latest, an al gorithim software will deliver a customized plan top help you reach retirement goals. >> our classic customer is someone who is anywhere between the early 30s and late 40s. they are someone who is accumulating wealth, so that they can eventually retire. >> lu says younger generations value the speed and mobile access these online services
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provide. >> so we have designed future advisor from the ground, up, to be able to to be something you check in at a glance. >> he will quote whites blue, ceo of hightower says the complexities of planning a person's financial future often demand a personal touch. >> it's very difficult, i think, for technology today to replicate a thot theft conversation about when does a person want to retire and what does it mean to retire? >> really more art, appear that's the skill that is -- resides in a small group of financial advisors. >> for an increasing number of consumers, online services like future you are advise or make more sense. >> the online world provides exactly what i need at a fraction of the cost. >> david shuster, al jazeera.
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>> the world series stage is now set mark morgan is here with sports to tell us all about it. >> that's right, morgan. you know, an amazing turnaround for the boston red sox. this was impressive. remember after last season's last-place debacle, the red sox fired their manager for the second year in a rover, overhauled their roster and looked to perform on their dismal 69 performance. these new red sox find themselves in the world 6. bottom 5th last night, no score. a man on for jacoby ellsbury. bogarts comes around and the red sox grab a 1-nothing lead. to the top of the six. tigers threatening big time. bases loaded. victor martinez hits one deep to left. is it going to go out? off of the green monster. two runs will score. tigers go on top 2 to 1. same inning, runners on the corner, peralt, ped roya throws
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home because feeder had brain lock, caught off third base. that mental mistake cost the tigers big. red sox get out of the inning bottom of the sevening. bases loaded. one of those off season acquisitions, he takes jose deep for the grand slam, 2 for 23. red sox back on top 5-2. bottom of the 9th. kojuihara with three saves and a win. there is why. he gets jose ingelsia. 4 games to two, world series, here we come. >> he is a big money player if you ask me. he's come up big a number of times this season. tonight, no bigger. and, you know, there has been a lot of pushback on a couple of guys in our line-up that have had simply, he and steven drew. but in the 7th, inning, steven makes a great play to shut down an inning and potentially
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another run and vick, probably the last thing we are thinking about he will hit it out of the ballpark. the curveball stayed in the middle of the plate to do so. >> i told myself get a pitch i could handle, try to tie the game, you know, at the minimal. give ourselves, you know, get us back in the game and give us another chance. i got a curve that i could handle and was able to hit a homerun. it was a special moment. but these guys, it's been a special year. good moments like this, you cher issue it. >> a riveting saturday in college football down south for the fourth time in acc history, two top 5 teams battle on the football field as 5th ranked florida faces the third-ranked tigers. sem nadal woo, nor sell out crowd, clemson's first place from scrimmage. uh-oh, taj body gets stripped, florida state forces the turnover. then on the ensuing drive,
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jameos winston, winston's first pass of the game. seminals up early 7-nothing. fsu, winston hits rashad green. nifty moves and showing some speed, 72 yards for the touchdown. winston through for 244 yards and three tds. the seminoles. this is a shootot, johnny manziel finds evans for a 26 yard touchdown. evans was stellar. early fourth quarter, same score, a and m in the red zone. manziel takes off. he is slow to get up. his right shoulder, see him favoring it. he was driven into the ground. manziel in obvious pain on the sidelines. he messed one series but did return. this one yard scamper letooks pretty good. that gave thing atics a 41-38 read but auburn led by nick marshal would come back. tigers march down the field.
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tray mason caps the yard with a 5-yard, 178 rushing yards on the day. would man zel stage another dramatic come back. auburn's d, trying to slam the door. auburn pulls the upset 45 to 41. ole miss and lsu, second quarter, trickery, burnetti hits park. rebels a 10-nothing lead. third quarter, same score, jaylon walton from two yards out, ole miss up 17-nothing. lsu would come back. zac retenburger finds jar vision land relate in the forty quarter. where is jarvis? there he is, suddenly we are tied at 24. the rebels march down the field late. final seconds of the game. you want drama? you got it >> andrew ritter, the senior, 41 yard field goal attempt. it's barely good.
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ole miss upset 6th ranked lsu 27-24. i am mark morgan. >> exciting day. we appreciate is it. we want to go back now to the wildfires in australia which are continuing to rage throughout new south wales. the fires have prompted officials to declare a state of emergency. one man is dead and hundreds of homes have already been destroyed. andrew thomas has more from the blue mountains right there near sydney >> reporter: despite all efforts, the fires are still burning. the blue mountains west of sydney now orange and gray as they are progressively blackened. this is a situation likely to get worse. weather forecasts which had predicted rain on the coming days were wrong. the most up to date suggest it's about to get hotter and windier. >> this is a continuing, volatile, difficult, dangerous fire fighting environment and based upon the forecast, based upon the sides of these fires,
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it's expected to become a whole lot worse yet. >> in sparsely populated areas people are receiving warnings by text message. leave, or if it's too late, shelter fast. >> this is what they are trying to prevent. more than 200 homes were burned after thursday's fires. >> it's pretty obvious how intense this fire was. it only lasted here for a couple of hours. but that was enough to destroy almost everything. a few things still distinguishable. a washing machine back there, this ladder melted. at the end. and here, the pages of a book. >> reporter: the house was burned. three days after he lost everything, he is good advice for others who might soon go through the same trauma >> say to people, you can only do so much. but in the end, you just have to make sure that your loved ones
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are safe. >> only one person has died as a result of the fire so far. and very few have been injured. animals, though, wild and domestic haven't been so lucky. >> this guy has had his four feet badly burned. we have had to give an anesthetic and clean up the wounds, put bandages on them. he's on anti-by on theics, anti-inflammatories and on very heavy doses of painkiller. >> the fire that raged through here began when winds brought downpour lines but elsewhere, the army is investigating whether an explosives training exercise for soldiers accidentally sparked another. >> fire fighters are struggling to cope with fires already burning. the fear is that with rising temperatures and increasing winds, more sdlal sparks will light others. andrew thomas, al jazeera in the blue mountains, mississippi. >> a plane crashed in belgium on sawyer killing all 11 passengers on board. the passengers were parachuters celebrating a birthday with a sky dive. reports say the small plane
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suddenly lost altitude and crashed in a field just 10 minutes after take off. a damaged wing is thought to be the cause. an investigation is now underway. >> good morning. as our report just indicated the situation across australia is more likely to get worse before it gets better. we have the ingredients to continues to see the spread of bush fires. high pressures, so not a lot of cloud cover. the sunbeaming down across the continue next those are the three ingredients you need to see these fires spread. it's only spring. temperatures are actually going to continue to rise we are monitoring a system in the pacific ocean. last week, japan was hit by
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typhoon wipi. that killed 19 people. now, we have francisco churning north and northwest in the storm. this is a massive storm that will continue to push north, northwest. we do have a cone of uncertainty where the storm is going to land. folks are still living in shelters just from last week. as they try to put the pieces back to shattered lives. we have a code ununcertainty maximum sustained winds, it will weaken. we expect it to turn toward the east which is very concerning given the fukushima plant is on the east coast. we will continue to monitor that system and, well, back on the home front, also monitor the cold. it is a chilly morning across minneapolis to say the least. now, we have rain falling.
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as soon as temperatures fall back below 32 degrees, we expect that to switch to snow across the dabbling oat as. we can see slushy mix coming down right along i-94. everyone traveling early this morning is advised to use precautions. temperatures in minneapolis are going to continue to fall because of the wind pushing in out of the north and out of the west. 47 today, by tomorrow, we are right at 40. the sun shining but it feels chilly. chicago, enjoy today. tomorrow temperatures drop back into the 40s. elsewhere, i think it's relat e relatively quiet across much of the country. our latest frontal boundary is pushed off of the east coast. we may have a few lingering showers. in the northeast, it's going to be dry and beautiful. >> that's the case here in new york city. we will reach a high of 63, 66 as we track back to work on monday. enjoy the 60s because the 50s, they are on the way. it certainly feels like fall here on wednesday with mostly
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cloudky overcast skies and a high of 58. are you ready for the cold, morgueap? >> not ready at all. not ready for those 50s. thank you, jalaleha. >> a mystery graph effiti artis leaving his mark. banksy has been unveiling new work. amanda price reports some of his art is being removed before even -- people even have a chance to see it. >> graffiti rarely gets the museum treatment but this picture wasn't sprap painted by anybody. it's by banksy, a british art whoift has kept identity secret. the landlord of this brooklyn building set up a roll-down gate and 24 hour surveillance. >> the owner of the building appreciates the work. you know what i am saying? he knows what its worth. >> his worked often sell for six and seven figure sums. in brooklyn, fans of the artist are excited to see an unspoiled example of his work.
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>> i am so glad it's still intact. to get so close to something. >> that's because most of banksy's new york street art has been painted over by other graffiti's work. >> city workers have scrubbed some of his work off of the walls. to his fans, an act of sacrilege >> don't try to get rid of a banksy piece. here in new york, we are going to welcome it with open arms. >> his american fans are trying to see his new york pictures while there is still time. amanda price, al jazeera, new york. just last week, new york city mayor michael bloomberg suggested that banksy is breaking the law with his graph et e. he says it ruins people's property. more than 3,000 people showed up for the great bull run in atlanta on saturday.
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participants did their best to dodge 18 angry bulls. a few fell or were knocked down but no injuries were reported. coming up, uniting music lovers in one of the most unlikely of places. afghanistan. >>introduces... "america tonight". >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. >>an escape from the expected. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko
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♪ happy birthday to you. ♪ happy birthday to you. ♪ >> an australian landmark turns 46 years old. the sydney opera house was surrounded by dancers, balloons and a giant cup cake. local tourists watched sell braces. among those attending the bash were the children of the architect who designed the building. the famous performance venue is listed as a world heritage site. it was there as a world heritage site. two days of concerts are bringing together music fans for a rare celebration in an gaffe
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stan. >> that's despite the security threats posed by taliban fighters. jane ferguson has more for the capitol in kabul >> reporter: kabul rarely brings with the sounds of live music. afghans rushed to buy tape cas et cetera. livecon concerts can be dangerous for fans and performers. ariana sayed sings all over the world. the performances in her hometown are most risky. >> to be honest, when i am in afghanistan, i am a prisoner inside my room. in my hotel room because i cannot get to go outside, you know, linormal. i have to block myself if i have a show on t.v. or have a concert. unfortunately, i have to take bodyguards with me, you know, and a car. she sings about issues xwofshlths to her >> i have had songs for womenimt to her >> i have had songs for women, for, you know, women's rights
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and things like that. i am working on another one right now because, you know, my concentration mostly is on that right now, on afghan women, their rights and peace of mind and things like. i have worked on songs like that which actually got very popular in afghanistan and ladies in particular, they love that song. i am going to perform it tonight as well. >> it brought together musicians from afghanistan and surrounding current trees carrying anti-war messages but the war goes on and tight security is a must. >> this concert is a musical. it's difficult to attract large crowds from all different sections of society. >> it's mostly young, modern afghans who attend. those with the most to gain from peace. 13 years ago, music was banned under taliban rule. the crowds here hardly compare to concerts in other capitols around the world but for these
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young people, it's a rochelle start. jane ferguson, al jazeera. kabul, afghanistan. an iconic artifact from the titanic sold for a record price. the violin was auctioned for $1.6 million. it's the highest price paid for any titanic memorabilia ever. the auction house says it probably fetched such a large such because the movie made the violin legendary. the buy is anonymous. at the end of our first hour, here is what we are following this morning: two convicted felonies who used forged documents to get released from prison are back hind bars. they were captured on saturday at a motel. j.p. morgan chase reaches a $13 billion settlement with justice department and a wide range of issues related to the fail of bad mortgages. the u.s. navy is being
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rocked by bribery scandal. federal investigators say it involves massive over billing by an asian defense contractor that allegedly provided prostitutes and other kickbacks. >> i am mark morgan. the national title picture remains in flux. we will tell you which teams are licking their wounds later in sports. >> good morning. i am saying it's a chilly morning across the north central plains and the snow is falling. i will tell you where very soon. >> i am morgan radford. al jazeera continues. we are back with you in just two and a half minutes. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same?
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captured: two convicted fellons on the lam after forging paperwork for their release are waking up this morning behind bars. $13 billion fine, the largest bank in the u.s. on the hook for billions over the sale of bad mortgages. a massive fire, a train carrying liquefied petroleum forces a small community in canada to evacuate. hello and welcome to al jazeera america. i am richelle carry in new york.
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. police have arrested charles walker and joseph jenkins. the two had been on the run after used forged documents to get an early release from prison. they were caught in panama city saturday less than 100 miles from the prison they escaped from. natasha joins us from miami with more on the story. natasha, these convicts are going to have to go to court this morning, appear before a judge and face quite a few charges. tell me more about this. >> they are certainly, richelle, going to be facing charges tied to this each ape. bottom line is they were serving life centses without the possibility of parole. police were able to pin point the killers by talking to someone who actually knew one of the inmates and, as you said, they were arrested about 90 miles from where they walked out of prison several weeks ago. >> the killers' brief taste of freedom ended around dinner time on saturday. inside a motel in panama city,
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in the florida panhandle. >> they surrounded the room. about 20 task force members and using a pa stem from one of the cars were able to instruct them that they knew where they were and they wanted them to come out. >> joseph jenkins and charles walker were less than a 2-hour drive from the franklin correctional institution where they have been serving life sentences without parole for two separate murders. their families went before cameras and urged them to surrender. >> we love you. we believe in you. we just want you to surrender yourself to someone who you trust, who willb bring you in back safely. >> the escapes were an embarrassment to the florida department of corrections. they were able to walk out of prison thanks to forged documents set to the clerk of the court. once they got out, they walked into a jail in orlando to do what's required by law to register as felonies. they had mug shots taken and they were finger printed.
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but no red flags went up until the mother of one of the murder victims said she heard about walker's release in a letter from the corrections department. even the judge whose name was forged on the papers was impressed. >> i have never seen anything like this. you have to give them an a for being imaginenative. >> state officials said their priority was to catch killers now the focus will shift to how it happened and whether it was an inside job. >> the key was they had an insider. they had a person at the courthouse that was able to take this document and slip it into the paperwork chain. that opens up a question that they could have had things slipped in for years. >> these escapes were 11 days apart and, richelle, throughout the manhunt, law enforcement officials said they weren't sure if the escapes were corrected but the fact that they were
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arrested together suggests they were coordinated. >> without a doubt. this is going to be surely a lengthy investigation, natasha. what are correction officials doing to prevent this from happening again? >> well, corrections officials say they have already altered the way they verify early prison releases on top of that, as you can imagine, the state legislature is now vowing to hold hearings to investigate what happened and, i am sure, to ensure this doesn't happen again. >> also, natasha, before i let you go, the judge that was in your story just a moment ago no doubt probably was very familiar -- looked very familiar to a lot of people. tell us who he is and what else he is saying about the fact that his name was used. >> so he presided over the casey anthony trial. he actually said, richelle, that because of the anthony case, there were tons of documents online with his signature, which probably made it even easier for
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someone to forge those documents. >> judge melvin harry. keep us posted. i know officials are going to have a press conference later. thank you so much. j.p. morgan chase could pay a record $13 billion fine over its mortgage practices leading up to the financial chrys. a deal was reportedly reached friday. jamie diamond reportedly spoke to eric holder, himself, about this latest fine. he wasn't able to convince holder to release j.p. morgan from any future criminal charges over the mofrt bonds. the $13 billi$13,000,000,000 -- dollars covers 4 billion for struggling homeowners as well as 9 billion in payments to the government. analysts say j.p. morgan may not be the last fine. this may not be the last fine leafied in the mortgage crisis. >> just because we haven't caught them at it doesn't mean that other major banks, for example, goldman sachs, is not behaving in a similar fashion.
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the got fathered died a natural death in his garden, not in a federal prison. that doesn't mean he didn't commit any crimes. >> last month, j.p. morgan agreed to pay nearly 100 million in the so-called london whale scandal. if you add up all of the fines j.p. morgan has paid just this year alone, it equals 14 billion,$730 million total. >> emergency crews in canada have decided to back off and let me a massive fire from a train derailment just burn itself out. the train was carrying liquefied petroleum when it burst into flames. officials say the fire is so big, it could take up to 72 hours to burnout. it also forced the evacuation of about 100 people. >> a friend of ours, they have -- well, their house burned down flu that. i guess the car ended up, the railroad car, ended up in their yard. >> this is the second time this year that a train carrying petroleum has exploded in canada. last time, 42 people were killed
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in july when a train exploded in quebec. wildfires in australia are continuing to rage throughout new south wales where a state of emergency has been declared. one man is dead, hundreds of thomas have been destroyed. more from the blue mountains near sydney >> reporter: despite all efforts, the fires are still burning. the blue mountains west of sydney now orange and gray as they are professionively blackened. this is a situation likely to get worse. weather forecasts which had predicted rain over the coming days were wrong. the most up to date suggest it's about to get hotter and windier. >> this is a continuing, volatile, difficult, dangerous fire fighting environment. and based upon the forecast, based upon the size of these fires, it's expected to become a whole lot worse yet. >> in sparsely populated areas people are receiving warnings by text message.
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leave, or if it's too late, shelter fast. >> this is what they are trying to prevent. more than 200 homes were burned after thursday's fires. >> it's pretty obvious how intense this fire was. it only lasted here for a couple of hours. but that was enough to destroy almost everything. a few things still distinguishable. a washing machine back there. this ladder melted at the end, and here, the pages of a book. >> the house was pieces. insurance has been around to assure him financial help is on the way. he has advice for others who might soon go through same trauma. >> you know, say to people, you can only do so much. but in the end, you just have to make sure that your loved ones are safe. >> only one person has died as a result of the fires so far and very fuse have been injured. animals, hold it, wild and
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domestic haven't been so lucky? >> this guy has had all of hisfo feet badly burned and what we have had to do is give an anesthetic and clean up the wounds, put bandages on them. he's on anti-by on theics, anti-inflammatories and on very heavy doses of painkiller. >> the fire that raged through here began when winds brought downpour lines. but elsewhere, the army is investigating whether an explosives training exercise for soldiers sdlashing sparked another. fire fightersaccidentally spark another. fire fighters are struggling to cope with fires burning. the fear is with rising temperatures and increasing winds, more accidental sparks will light others. andrew thomas, al jazeera, notice blue mountains near sydney. >> from the wildfires down under to the snow here in the u.s., meteorology. jalelah has a look at the forecast >> thank you very much. i think that report was very important, and three things that the reporter did state was the fact that low relative humidity in addition to rising temperatures in addition to gusty winds will continue to
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perpetuate those fires across australia. it's springs, bush into summer and also rising temperatures. we could continue to actually see those wildfires erupt. high pressure in control. plenty of sunshine across australian, sydney. different stoerp across the north central plains of the united states. ry across the noh central plains of the united states. this is a gentleman outside in his winter gear. in addition to that, he also has his little tractor here pushing the snow out the way. so, yes, it's snowing crosses the country. this morning, it's actually snowing across portions of north dakota. look at the temperatures in fargo. 36 degrees. back into minneapolis, 33 degrees. it's a chilling morning. with that cold air mass in place, we are going to see temperatures not fluctuate much today. 40 in fargo, 48 in minneapolis but the snow is falling right now. i think we might pick up a quick 1 to 3 inches of snow across north and eastern portions of
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south dakota on into northern and central portions of minnesota. i think in minneapolis, they are going to pick up just a couple of inches. in minneapolis today, we climb to a high of 47. monday on into tuesday. it's still relatively cloudy. look at how the temperatures drop. they are not just dropping in minneapolis. they are going to be dropping in chicago, today, 62. 49 on monday. get sweaters out. it's going be relatively cold. that chilly air is on the way to the northeast. we had a frontal boundary push through just last night. now, we are looking at clear skies across new york and pennsylvania by the end of the day. we will climb to a come fortable high of 63. a couple of days in the 60s. by wednesday, another front will push through. that front is actually going to usher in the 50s. we were in the 70 did last week. this week, early, we will be in the 60s. by the end of the week, we will be in 50s. it's a comfortable, beauty day in the southeast. actually, the nicest weather across the country usually around this time of the year is found in the southeast because the front pushes through. they cut off that moisture
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pushing in out of the gulf coast. so it's not humid either. it's just beautiful. back to you, richelle. >> thank you. a plane carrying pair shooters celebrating a birthday with a sky dive in belgium crashed killing all 11 people on board. reports say the small plane suddenly lost altitude and crashed in a field just 10 minutes after takeoff. a damaged wing is thought to be the cause, but there is, of course, an investigation underway. the national transportation board sending a team of investigators to san francisco after two bay area rapid transit workers, bart workers, were killed on a train saturday. the news comes as transit officials dial with a union worker strike. lisa barnard has more. >> it happened between two suburban bart stations. the transit agency says two employees were hit and killed by a bart train as they checked out a report of a dip in the rails. an agency spokesman says one works for bart. one was a contractor. standard procedure calls for one
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to inspect the tracks while the other watches for trains. bart says both people had extensive experience working around moving trains. the agency says the train was on a routine maintenance run with an experienced operator at the chromes and at the time of the accident, the train was being run in automatic mode under computer control. >> investigators are now trying to learn what led to the accident that has stunned an agency already scrambling to cope with a strike and 200,000 frustrated riders. lisa barnard, al jazeera, san francisco. >> meanwhile, more than 200,000 commuters are expected this week to be stranded again. the union representing bark workers will put their latest proceed posedal to a vote this week but the offer is expected to be rejected. they say clothes make a man. in one country, there is stirring debate. why these men in bangladesh are told they can't wear their traditional attire.
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>> reunited after an incredible or deal. meeting old school friends for the first time since the taliban attacked them.
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welcome back. slight flaws in the stim, white house officials say about half a million very long applied for the affordable healthcare act. president obama expected to hold a healthcare event at the whitehouse on monday. he will likely address some of the glitches in the system. immigration is also on the agenda this week. the president would like a vote in the house soon. a vote on this issue. house members say they need more time. they have been tackling single issues like border security rather than comprehensive immigration reform that has passed in the senate. more than 40 million immigrants living in the u.s., documented and not documented not passing an immigration bill, lead to serious consequences on the state and federal level. joining us is audrey singer,
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with the metropolitan policy program. she is in washington, d.c. this morning. >> good morning. >> president obama wants immigration reform to be a priority. this is what he said in his weekly address yesterday. >> the senate has already passed a bill with strong bi-partisan support. now, the house should, too. the majority of americans think this is the right thing to do. it can and should get done by the end of this year. >> of course, ms. singer, despite those comments -- and despite the fact we seem to revisit this issue with a sense of urgency every few years, this issue is stalling. what is the risk of waiting to act on i am gratings refo-- immigration reform. >> the biggest risk is to the american public including immigrants and everybody else that lives here we have got a lot of issues on the table, a lot of fixes that have to happen to our immigration system to make things work more smoothly,
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to bring in workers that businesses need to bring people out of the shadows so that they can work and contribute to society with legal status. we need a lot of changes to the way we admit immigrants to this country. we need an employer verification system so that when somebody comes to apply for a new job and are hired, employers know that they are in the united states to work legally. all of these things are a lot atta stake. all of these things together would be -- would bring us into a new modern 21st century. >> you know, there are many governors who are supporting this. a lot of the business community are also applying pressure. where is the most resistance coming from? what are the key issues? >> there is a lot of tension around this issue because of the
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swear diverse nature of our immigrant population. there are lots of different pieces. i think right now, the biggest resistance we see is in proaling legal status to the estimated 11 million people who are in the country without papers. >> do you see any room for compromise on that issue? >> it sounds like from the outside at least that there is a lot of room, that progress is being made in spite of that resistance. we hear a lot from the more conservative wing of the republican party in the house. they are very vocal on this, but we don't hear a lot of resistance otherwise. so, it seems like there is a lot of support within congress and within the pug and, you know, i think we will see progress perhaps not by the end of the year, but soon.
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>> seem to be certain states that are trying to address this on their own. governor brown in california has made it a crime for an employer to induce fear by threatening to report workers to ice and allowed attorneys in the state to practice law. do you think if immigration reform is not dealt with in a comprehensive manner we will see more governors take steps like that? >> well, states and local teas have always been doing things okay their own despite federal inaction so, you know, in the past we saw restrictive policies in arizona and georgia and alabama. now we are seeing these more expansionive policies like in california. these are places where i am grants live and work, and that's where the action is really happening right now. >> but i suppose what you would prefer is a more solution >> there are a number of
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different elements whether it happens in one big or several bills. the agreement all of these measures have to be taken is what's important. >> audrey singer, senior fellow at the policy program. thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. a suicide bomber killed at least 30 people in syria. the explosion happened sunday in the central city of hama. the man reportedly blew himself up inside the vehicle. the government is blaming the attack on the rebels, the city saw some of the largest demonstrations against syrian's president in the first months of the syrian uprising. chemical weapons inspectors say they are making progress. they have visited 14 of the more than 20 sights on their list. syrian state t.v. showed inspect orders at one of the sites. security mains a concern as the civil war rages on. they have about nine months to
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find and destroy all of syria's chemical weapons. >> an emotional home coming. nine lebanese hostages held by syrian rebels for more than a year, after a complex exchange. reporting from beirut >> reporter:fy 30 days after their capture, a chaotic, emotional home coming forny nine weary men who thought they may never get out of syria alive. nothing like a formal handover to their relatives. one woman is overcome and clasps. they couldn't hold back loved ones. some of the free hostages didn't have to walk. >> the relatives in the crush. they have waited since may last year for this breakthrough. there have been false alarms but this is a reality now.
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this woman well roses searches for her father but he is on the shoulders of another family member saying they had been on a visit to iran and that had protected their lives. >> question visited the shrine and with alrida's protection, our lives were saved. >> another freed hostage tried to describe his sense of relief. i thank god because i felt that i would never see my family again in my life, particularly in recent weeks when there were raging battles taking place around us. in the beginning, they treated us well. but then it was really bad. in the last few months, they imprisoned us in a room where the temperature would reach 50 degrees. the doors were constantly closed. >> in istanbul, the two turkish airlines pilots kidnapped in a reprisal two months ago were being reunited with their families. no chaotic scenes here but
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plenty of emotion and gratitude for the intention negotiations brokered by qatar which enabled their release. where the nine may had set out, a year and a half ago. questions remain about the identities of the armed group that kidnapped the turkish pilots. also, there is uncertainty about how, if, or when assad's regime is releasing women prisoners. the demand made by opposition fighters who had held the lebanese. andrew simmons, al jazeera, beirut. >> the white house has decided to resume aid to pakistan. administration officials say $16,000,000,000 in military and economic aid will be if you wanted to the country within the next few months. that was suspended when relations between the two current trees started to deteriorate over the killing of osama bin laden and drone strikes that killed pakistani
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citizens. they say relations have improved enough to allow for assistance. >> they survived a life-threatening deal together. then reunited. a pakistani teenager shot in the head by the taliban met with two of her friends also injured in the same attack. this is the first time she has seen her friends since the attack. all three girls are now living and studying in the u.k. she was in scotland to talk about her fight for universal education. she was also presented an honorary master's degree by gordon brown. on friday, she met queen elizabeth ii and prisons phillip at buckingham bal as. >> traditional attire. the government didn't want them wearing it. men in bangladesh are being told to dress a bit differently. swap custom guard for truesers or work somewhere else. >> that's making a lot of
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bengahlis upset. >> it's the southeastern version of a sorong. it allows welcome leave from the heat. almost all of the men have owned one at some point. it is not welcome everywhere. >> i have been told by that hotel i cannot enter. it might be one of the closest things we have to national dress but for many people, it's a symbol of a more backward lifestyle. >> one of the more up market areas in the capital considered banning them. that would have been a major problem for him and his colleagues. almost all of them wear them. >> it is the most comfortable to wear while driving a rickshaw. it is easy to pedal. >> the proposed ban led to an outcry as people came out to defend an item of clothing that's long been a part of their
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heritage. they say it never intended to ban them in the first place. despite modernizing forces, it is still enormously popular. the industry is so informal there aren't any estimates but it's estimated to be worth more than $100 million. >> bangladeshi men have worn them. when you are at home and want to relax, there is nothing that beats it. >> ironically the traders wear western tressers to work. >> you can't wear them at work the it's more professional to wear truesers. it might lose some ground to western clothing. but as long as people who have to work out doors in the swe sweltering heat, it looks unlikely it will disappear from public view. al jazeera. campaign to allow rickshaw pullers to wear traditional garb has gained momentum.
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>> this is a modified dc8 with about 28 different instruments on the outside. >> it's one wild ride. we're flying at 300 feet over the gulf of mexico. come aboard nasa's laboratory in the sky. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i am richelle carry. the search for two fugitives is over. they are headed back to jail. police say they found them hiding out in the panama city hotel saturday. it's an embarrassing week for state corrections officials. both are expected in court at 11:00 a.m. another train derailment in canada, a freight train carrying liquefied petroleum explodes. no one is injured. the people who live nearby can't go home until later tonight. j.p. morgan could pay the government $13,000,000,000 for its role in the 2008 mortgage
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crisis. >> that's the biggest fine yet. the tentative deal has reported been reached with the department of justice. it was reached late friday. if it's finalized, the settlement will not release j.p. morgan as any potential criminal charges. more austerity cuts coming to europe, renewing outrage and europe across the continent. demonstrations got underway in portugal saturday, in lisbon thousands protested cuts. 400 buses were used to cross the famous april 25th bridge after officials refused to allow them to cross it on foot. over in italy, similar anti-austerity demonstrations turned vielant. sonia gagellos was in rome >> reporter: a showdown in central rome. they appeared within the crowd of protesters charging at security officers appear setting off smoke bombs and fireworks. many of the protesters flood the area when the trouble kicked
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off. early in the day, the march had started peace fully. they start tad all over the country. tens of thousands of protestors, many younger people descended upon the camtol. they showed anger at the austerity drive and frustration at increasing unemployment. conditions, they say, which are guaranteeing fewer opportunities for future zenrations. >> we need a change. enough of this political theater. people can't stomach this crisis anymore. they want change. >> it's so hard for us now. i have had to sell my belongings. i don't even have my wedding ring anymore. i am not complaining because there are worse situations but i just can't live like this anymore. present at the march, immigrant groups urging politicians to ensure protection of their rights as well as asylum for those escaping conflict. all along the march was a heavy police presence. around 4,000 officers were deployed across central rome. >> this square in cents tral
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rome is where the procetest onen up on saturday evening. now some of these protesters are trying to set up a tent city in the square. they don't actually have permission to be able to do that. >> the government's reaction is that it will stick to its plan to attempt to bring italy out of recession but many believe there is little benefit for italians. the government, a shaky left coalition has' persuaded people it's on the right track. that could be a political battle that could cost it its survival. >> rome. unions in portugal say they are planning more strikes in november. the u.s. has been stepping up efforts to fight the drug trade along the border but puerto rico is becoming a major hub. this can head through without a going through customs. >> this is a search for drugs.
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it's a routine process for the sergeant and his team. puerto rico has become a major transit hub for south american drugs headed to the united states. according to the police, this is an average find: 15 pounds of pure cocaine. >> person realized we were here so they came and left the backpack in the bathroom and just went walking out like any other person. >> the drug runner lost his cargo. here, it's worth $140,000. in miami or new york, it could sell for half a million. >> we must congratulate the dog. he is very efficient and did a good job. >> the u.s. federal government reports an increase in drug interceptions over the past few years. the local authorities say that's only a fraction of what actually makes it into the island. >> lieutenant car loss figaroa fights the drug trade on the discreets of san juan.
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a murder victim was found here with drugs in his pocket. witnesses saw a motor scooter after hearing the gunshot. now, the police are checking for suspects. >> if you enter into this world, you will die. it's like a death sentence. sooner or later, someone will kill you. >> reporter: about 1,000 people are murdered every year in puerto rico. >> that's six times the murder rate for the u.s. as a whole. lieutenant figaroa says most victims are young men who want to get rich quick. >> they prefer the easy life. and easy money. but their life will be short because they will die. everybody thinks it will turn out different for them. >> that's never true. there will always be somebody waiting behind your throne.
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flab. >> port rican police are constantly fighting this battle. with more and more drugs coming on to the island, prices are dropping, and there is more business to fight for. casey kaufman, al jazeera, san juan, puerto rico. >> a typhoon is headed towards japan, as meteorologist jalaleh ahmed. >> it pushed into eastern japan and killed 19 people. we have francisco. i am quite concerned because francisco is taking a similar track to what wiba did last week. look at the passic. the storm is making its way north northwest to the north of gallup and the marianna islands. you can see the convection of the the bands of thunderstorms. the rain wrapping around the
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system. right now we have maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. the storm will continue to track north/northwest and we expect it to make landfall on wednesday. this is wipa's track, originating in the ocean and made its way toward the west and took a turn. with francisco, it will interact with al storm making its way across china. that will play a role. maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. it has a long way to go. it's going to weaken as it does so. we don't expect it to be a category 5 storm whenever it makes landfall but it will pack damaging winds and going to also bring in heavy rain across portions of japan. the fukushima plant here on the east coast >> we will have to pay close attention to where the storm goes. but i think the heaviest rain will stay south of tokyo. take a look here at the devastation. folks trying to understand what happened here just a week ago. and now, another system on the way. back home action however, it's
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relatively quiet here today. the main story across the country is the cold air pushing in out of canada. certainly across the dakotas where we had rain earlier today but the temperatures, they have been falling. and since they have been falling, the rain has actually switched over to snow. >> that's the case across north dakota along i-94. if you are traveling, be careful out there. that snow will continue to fall and make its way toward the east into minneapolis and we will see snow falling across portions of minneapolis late tonight. look at those overnight lows. it's going to be chilly out there with temperatures blow freezing and roads wet, take it easy along i-35. back to you, richelle. venzuelans lap head to the poles. he elections are crucial as the president tries to increase his power. racial levin has this story >> reporter: he is back on campaign trail after losing the closest presidential election in venzuela in more than a decade.
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this time, opposition leader is rallying his base for a may orrial candidate. venezuela ans will vote in december to elect hundreds of mayors and local officials. these elections are crucial for his party. >> for me, these elections are a referendum where venezuela answers can choose between the country med you're a wants or the country the majority wants. >> what venezuela ans want is a deeply dividing issue. just steps away from campaign stop, proceed government supporters nearly class. >> these men and women are out protesting campaign that he is making here in his home state. as you can see, even though local elections are less than two months away, tensions are on the rise. >> since taking office in january, president nicholas madura has increased pressure on his political enemies. two of his top aids are being
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investigated for corruption. in april, opposition lawmakers were beaten in congress for refusing to recognize him as president. capriles has to rely on his youtube champ after the opposition television was sold to a government ally. >> some of his supporters are disen chapped with his party like evan martinez who voted for him this year. >> the opposition isn't as united as they should because they lack the energy. he is beginning to name make a name for himself. considering how split the country is, the opposition should be stronger. >> vincing venezuela an's like i have a n to vote for his party in december will be a challenge for capriles who shows no signs of giving up.
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venzuela mark morgan with sports. >> the most after ivied red sox fan would never have predicted this. it was a amazing to be sure. 69 wins, last place. management retooled the rooster. fired the manager for the second year in a row. hoped for the best. against the filingers signiffied the oven 9d red sox grabbing a 1-nothing lead at fenway park. we move to the top of the off the wall, two runs scored and the tigers are up 2 to 1, same
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inning, runners on the corners. this is big. bouncing to second, pedroya throws home. prince fielder spaced out? he is caught off third base, a huge base running error. that cost the tigers dearly. red sox out of the inning. bottom of the 7th. acquisitions. >> that's gone. takes jose berras. deep for a grand slam, 2 for 23 in the series before that grand slam. red sox back on top, 5-2. cogi, series mvp, there is your final strike out. red sox take the game by two in the series, four games to 2. world series, here we come. he is a big money player if you request me. he has been big there has been a lot of pushback on a couple of guys in our line up that have had struggles, he and steven
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drew but in the 7th inning sten makes a great play to shut down an inning. vick, i don't know t probably the last thing we are thinking that he will hit it out of the ballpark. it stayed in the middle of the plate. >> i told myself just get a pitch i could handle, try to tie the game, you know, at the minimal. give ourselves, you know, get us back in the game and give us another chance. i got a curveball i could hand. it was a special moment. a special year. good moments like this, you cher issue it. two remaining unbeatens. 6 and o, chiefs post houston. undrafted out of school and spent last year on the texans' practice squad. hoping to avoid their first 5-game losing streak since 2005
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>> to be able to, you know, obviously to be in the same city i have been in for the last six or seven years makes it more special. i am excited to go play a football game again. i love playing this game. i got a lot of respect for it. i have a lot of respect good defense. >> a riveting saturday in college football. down south for the 4th time two top 5 teams battle as 5th ranked florida faced the tigers. they had lost 5 straight sometimes under a sell-out crowd greeting tigers as they take the field. t taj boyd and they turnover. winston to benjamin, 24 yards, first pass of the game. seminoles up 7-nothing.
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fsu up by 10. rachad green. look at this guy go after burner, winston tseminoles 54-14. >> thank you, mark. an iconic artifact from the titanic has brought in a record price at auction. the violin believed to have been played on the deck of the ship as it sank bought in $1.6 million. and drew potter. >> corroded by the ocean and no longer playable, but it's what this violin represents which makes it a huge value. these initials stavenldz for wallace heartleynd for wallace heartley he was band leader on the ocean liner titanic which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912. heartley and his band mates played to comfort passengers as the ship went down. it's thought this was the instrument he used. >> it represents bravery in
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human nature the way this young young man and his colleagues and all of the people that behaved bravely on the ship stayed and if you will filled their duty. >> it represents a substantial investment for one collector after going under the hammer at auction. it's more than four times the expected vam. it's history. it's a brave man. the money is secondary. it is a very valuable term. there is no doubt about that. >> it was discovered in an english attic in 2006. there has been fierce debate about its authenticity. this auctionier says it's the real thing saying hartley strapped it to his body before
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becoming 1 of the 1500 victims. there is no word on who the buyer is yet. it's hoped the instrument will remain. a week under water. it was reportedly found floating in the wreckage and given to heartley's fiancee. >> a common new nuisance. a clever way to battle back. canada geese. at the canvas, banks are becoming so closely guarded. real money with ali velshi tomorrow - 7 eastern on al jazeera america that's all i have an real money.
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welcome back. wild birds and geese, they can be a nusiance. if you are in canada, you might call goose busters to get the job done. >> they flock to our parks and
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leave behind toxic. sea guzzle and canada geese have plagued island. what to do that's effective and humane. in the capital city, they called in drone strikes. the founder of a company called goose bust pers buzzes the beach bound birds with remote control helicopters. he stays well clear so they don't get hurt but they want no part of his swooping aircraft. >> by gentley harassing hear them or scaring them, they will fly off to another area. they will get to the area where they are not being harassed and all of their colleagues will follow them. so, it's working. fewer birds. playing in christine sands while steve's chopper patrols nearby. >> i think it's a fabulous idea to be able to bring the kids to the beach like this and have it clean, no birds bothering you when you are trying to eat.
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and we are not harming the birds at all. >> next year, air patrols could happen over other water front parks plagued by birds if auto with a city council approves. the counselor who dreamt it up says there is global interest in goose busters. >> we are getting calls from pie people across the state, from europe, people in europe have been contacting us. it's something that a lot of major cities have problems with this. hopefully bev found a resolution for it. >> there is no threat from above here as you can see, the birds are making themselves at home. if this project gets approved, this drone helicopter project, one day both species, humans and birds may find nemingsz cleaner, greener surroundings. daniel lack, al jazeera, ottawa. >> the film, "gravity" is third week as number 1 with $30 million. it stars george clooney and sandra bullock but despite
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claims it's not all purification lime in the film, space debris racing through space can be atstrophic. ceo and founder of launch space, inc., is in washington, d.c. this morning. thank you so much for joining us. let's talk about that clip i just showed. how far fetched is this movie? >> not the special et cetera were well done and the scenario where you see people tumbling and flying out of control is very accurate. i think the movie is probably a precursor of our possible future in space in terms of human space flight because the threat of debris is present, but it's not as great as the movie depicts.
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>> okay. so not that farfetched at all. tell us about any significant collisions that is have happened in space >> we tri to predict them. the one that stands up most is one that happened about three years ago when a radium spacecraft and a kozmos spacecraft collided in space and the event caused significant increase in debris. roughly seven or 800 active satellites right now and most are near earth or lower earth or benefits. >> how can we prevent -- you say this is not that farfetched. it actually could happen that something similar has already happened. how do we prevent things like this from happening? >> the simple answer is, we
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can't. the problem is increasing dram at clique as time goes by. >> there is nothing most require you to go where the debris is. >> a little lighter question. did you enjoy the movie, ke considering how much you know about these things >> actually, i did. the acting was good. the movie was enjoyable. >> okay, marshal kaplan,
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professor of aerospace eagle at the university of materialed. thank you so much for your time. i appreciate it. a graffiti artist known as bankcy has left his work all over new york city. most have been painted over by taggers or removed by city workers. amanda price reports. >> graffiti rarely gets the museum treatment but this picture wasn't spray painted by just anybody. it's by bankcy, a british graffiti artist who has kept his identity secret. to keep the work safe >> the landlord of this brooklyn building set up a roll down gate and 24-hour surveillance >> the owner of the building appreciates the work. you know what i am saying? he nos what its worth. >> his works often sell for six and seven figure sums. in brooklyn fans of the artist are excited to see an unspoiled
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example of his work. >> i am so glad it's still intact. it's hard to get close to something. it's like a legend. >> because most of his new york street art has beenpated over by other graffiti artists. but taggers aren't the only ones taking aim at banscy. city workers have scrubbed work off of the walls. to his fax, an act his american fans are trying to sees hi new york pictures while there is still time. amanda price, new york. >> a scandal asending rims through the ranks of the navy. federal investigators have uncovered a bribery and billing scheme that saw two officials arrested on corruption charges according to a report in the washington post. investigators say it was run by an asian defense contractor targeting navy personnel in asia. apparently, he provided officers
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with prostitutes, cash, and luxury hotel rooms in exchange for inside information on ship employee at deployments, federal court documents show a few incidents that exceeded $10 million. that will do it for this edition of al jazeera america. more news after the break. as always, go to our website, aljazeera.com, for all of the latest information throughout the day. thank you so much for your time. >> how old are you? >> nine. >> how old were you when you first started working out here? >> seven. >> fault lines how children are hired by us agriculture to help put food on america's tables. >> in any other industry kids need to be 16 years old to be
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able to work. you don't see any of that in agriculture. >> they don't ask, "is she 12?". they just want their job done. >> how many of you get up before 5 o'clock in the morning? 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.
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