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[ singing ] >> the long walk to freedom and the final journey home. the a.n.c. pays one final tribute to manned -- nelson mandela on the eve of his burial. >> police identify the gunman behind the shooting on-friday. now they are trying to find the motive. >> winter storm in the west - expected to drop as much as 12 inches of snow in some areas. >> the broadway musical, "kinky boots" draws controversy.
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some say it could have a positive impact on society. >> good morning to you. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the final farewell. saying goodbye to the antiapartheid icon nelson mandela. members of the national african congress pay their final respects in a moving tribute, celebrating the life of a man that transformed the face of politics in south africa. the memorial service included prayers, speeches. many spoke, and one of them south african president jacob zuma. >> madeba had something powerful. he had the capacity to persuade. he could persuade people to a
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e at his ancestral home in qunu. for more of the celebration, we are joined by allen schauffler in qunu, south africa. tell us about the build up to nelson mandela's funeral, from where you are. >> tremendous energy. the next big event will be the procession from the airport, 22 miles to the south, to qunu, nelson mandela's ancestral homeland. we'll walk here and show you the scene at the roadblock above qunu. by my count many along the route. thousands of people gathering
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along that road, and we understand that in the center of town many thousands of people are there, chanting, singing holding hands. the idea originally is to form a human chain along the road. doesn't look like they'll get the chain that long. there's a tonne of energy in the center of matata now. we saw a lot of other things happening. there was a trio of military choppers flying over the scene most of the afternoon. it's after 1 o'clock east cape time. we saw a fly over of six - like a precision air team, six world war ii aeroplanes, propeller planes painted with the colour of the south african flags. lots of high-end s.u.vls and troops coming out of the roadblocks. obviously people just waiting to say one more goodbye to nelson
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mandela. i asked a police officer here on the edge of the crowd if 10 days of goodbye was enough. he said, "no, forever is not enough to say goodbye to nelson mandela." >> so many want to say a final goodbye. we are hearing that archbishop desmond tutu will not attend the funeral of his close friend nelson mandela. what can you tell us about the latest development? >> sorry, say again, i didn't hear you. that he will or won't? >> that he won't. what are you hearing about that? >> just briefly, that he has not been invited to take part in this. apparently, as he was not involved in some of the a.n.c. celebrations of nelson mandela as well. he's been critical of the ruling party in recent times. perhaps that has something to do with it. i would be making a jump to say it's absolutely the case. that's what we understand,
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desmond tutu will not be in attendance tomorrow. that is what is being said now. as we learned in south africa, things like schedules and statements of fact can be fluid. >> i know a lot of details are being hammered out. allen schauffler in qunu. you can watch live coverage starting 2am eastern time, sunday morning. >> today marks the one-year anniversary of a shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown connecticut. another tragedy unfolded. a school shooting in centennial colorado left one dead and another in critical condition. carl wilson shot a 15-year-old girl and turned the gun on himself. it's believed he targeted a teacher. parents, in panic, rushed to the high school in denver to find out if their children from okay.
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arapahoe high school is a short drive from another school, and 13 miles from columbine. paul beban has more. >> scenes of relief as parents were reunited with their children. students here describing what they saw and heard. >> what happened is i saw two of the security guards running towards where the sound happened, and we heard more shots, and everywhere in the cafeteria got up. >> the shooter entered arapahoe high school, say place, at 12:30. the school was evacuated, students running out with hands in the air, police patting them down as other officers swept the building. the suspect had a shotgun and wounded another student before turning the weapon on himself. he said the gunman was targetting a teacher. >> he entered the westside of
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arapahoe high school and asked for the location of this teacher, and asked for the teacher by name. as soon as the teacher realised that, he departed the school. >> more than 2200 students attend arapahoe high school. it is 8 miles from columbine high school, a fact weighing heavily on parents' minds. >> scared to death, scared. we moved here before columbine, so i'm clearly nervous. >> the shooting happened a day before the first anniversary of another school shooting, the one in newtown connecticut. so far there's no evidence of a connection. >> unfortunately, scenes like this are becoming too familiar on school campuses across america. for many parents the shock of not knowing if your child is the victim of the shooting. some parents spoke out expressing relief that their children were not harmed. >> this happened too frequently.
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just this morning i was with my prayer group and we prayed about the schools, to keep evil out of the schools. and it happens. >> my husband had been trying to call me to let me know there was a shooting. my daughter texted me. i was relieved to know she was safe. >> parents are showing up, going crazy. we could not get a hold of our kids. i have two kids in the school, and friends with kids. i was the first one here. they want me to tell them who we found. it was absolutely - it was crazy. >> best thing ever, knowing that she's okay. and all of her friends are okay, so i'm good. >> it just keeps happening. it's unfortunate that whatever the situation is, this poor person that took his own life must have just been so fraught with something. >> in just a few hours president
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obama and first lady michelle will observe a moment of silence for the newtown shooting. the tragedy one year ago today touched off a fierce debate on gun control. the n.r.a. says the focus should be on ramping up school security. many have rigid protocols in place. we visit one in the chicago suburb of illinois. >> security is taken serious at this school in illinois. before gaining entry visitors enter a vestibule where they must present identification at this system. using a raptor system the id is scanned into the computer where a background check is formed, crosschecked against a registry. a bullet resistant shield, in case of a problem, can be pulled
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down, and a panic button informs police. >> they added on a section of the building. the entrance to the school was upstairs in the middle of the hallway. people would get buzzed in, but there was no ensuring that our visitors would go where they should. >> it's part of the a $5 million investment, made to upgrade security programs. >> in 2005 illinois passed a school safety drill act, requiring public and private school to review plans. earlier this week the middle school put the safety plans into action, and there were reports of a student bringing a weapon to school. >> staff here has been trained using videos so they can guide students through practice skills. the school launched a code red lockdown procedure. students huddled in locked classrooms.
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13-year-old skylor wilson was inside the school at the time. >> i was feeling relief that there were no - there was no shooting, no guns involved. i was just very thankful i was - that the school handled this so well and i was able to get out safely. >> paul tim has implemented security protocols in hundreds of schools and districts, including lake zurich's. >> there's only two times we know if the procedures work - one is during the emergency procedure, which is an unfortunate time to find out it doesn't, and during practice. this district is practicing the drills and as a result they'll be ready. >> it's a tough balance to keep schools safe and maintaining a semblance of a learning environment. >> we are looking at what are better ways to keep the students safe. we know when they are safe they'll learn. >> it's a lesson in safety no
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one wants to test. >> in a moment silence at the white house for president obama and first lady michelle obama will take place in just over three hours. 9:30 eastern time. >> an al-qaeda sympathiser in canvas - an undercover investigator gave terry loughnan fake explosives which he would have used to blow up the airport. he was charged as a lone wolf. the public was never at risk. >> bob levinson, vanished in 2006 in iran. early reports that he was on a business trip. this week the associated press and "the washington post" reported that bob levinson was a contractor for the c.i.a. randall pinkston has more on the
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controversy surrounding his disappearance >> it's almost seven years since bob levinson disappeared in iran. he's in the eyes of some, the longest-held hostage. his family last received a video in 2006. >> i'm not in good health. i'm running, very quickly, out of diabetes medicine. i have been treated well. i need the help of the united states government. >> in the past three years there's nothing to confirm he's alive. he was on a business trip when he disappeared. associated press reported that bob levinson was in iran on an unimproved mission for the c.i.a. when asked about them secretary of state john kerry wouldn't confirm that he was spying but urged iran to provide more details on bob levinson's whereabouts. >> i don't have any comment whatsoever on the condition with
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respect to employment or any other issue, except to say to you that we have raised the issue of his whereabouts on a continuous basis. i personally raised it with the iranians in the course of our discussion, and we will continue to seek his release and return to the united states. >> the c.i.a. paid the bob levinson family $2.5 million to avoid a public lawsuit. ap says the c.i.a. disciplined 10 analysts. in a new statement the bob levinson family says:
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>> the iranians insist they don't know where bob levinson is, and there's no evidence that he's in their country. the video was sent from a pakistani cafe. the u.s. offered a million dollars for his safe return, but that has taken investigators no closer to finding him. >> we should point out iran is holding two americans - a u.s. marine on charges of spy and an american pastor in prison for his christian faith. >> get ready. forecasters say it might be the worst storm this season. a winter storm warning is in effect for much of the north-east. many parts of the region could see eight inches of snow, some up to a foot.
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how bad will it get? >> the scenes we are seeing played out across many parts of the midwest is what we are in for. preparation will be key. early risers, if you are not already seeing the snow in your area probably a good time to head out to the stores if you need to because the snow will be moving from west-east. you'll catch a break around missouri, illinois and indiana. to the north-east it's getting started. we have the cold milder side of the system. it's all rain. we could be in line for a few thunder storms that could be strong to severe across cold areas of the deep south. let's get you in on the wintery side. here are the advisories that are up. warnings up across much of central indiana. it includes indianapolis.
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then widespread winter storm warnings. those will last longer. we are yet to get the snow in here. here is what we expect today and sunday, anywhere up wards of 6-12 inches. possibly localized areas seeing more. you'll need to take it easy getting out on the roadway. when we get the snow we could see a bit of ice and sleet. something to plan for as you go through the day, especially if you have travel plans. >> i know you'll have an update in a moment. congress steps in to combat sexual assault in the military. why a growing number of victims are male and coming out of the shadows. >> a step backwards in the fight by same-sex couples. launch to the lunar surface. china set to touch down on the
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>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. >> coming up in a moment - congress and the pentagon make progress on a pressing issue - sexual assaults in the military. >> first a look at what the textures are doing across the nation. metrologist eboni dean is joining us again. it's cold and will stay cold through the weekend. we are watching out for wintry weather to move to the north-east for another weekend. we'll deal with messy companies. here is a look at where we stand this hour. it's 9 degrees in toronto. 8 in albany. there's 20s around new york city. as we go through the day are expecting a high of 30. our numbers will not rise much. with the moisture, it will lead to the snow that we've been talking about. watching out for wintry conditions as we go through the day. on the southern side of the system, temperatures above
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freezing point. looking in new orleans, 65, where we are expecting rain and a few storms. >> a mixed bag all around. >> that's right. >> there are no tangible signs of progress, secretary of state john kerry says a deal to resolve the israeli-palestine conflict is possible by april. he visited the region. the two sides agreed to a nine month course of negotiations which started in july. israel agreed, as part of the deal, to release 1004 israeli prisoners. half have been freed. israel will release more later this month. >> congress is focussing on a crisis in the military. sexual assaults, a new real, stop the military tossing out cases. >> most of the cases you hear about, the victims are women. as al jazeera's correspondent
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reports, man are men. >> why do you come to this forest here? >> it's a place to reflect, a place to escape my anxious little world for 15 minutes or an hour. >> debilitating memories of mike scott's time in the u.s. military haunt him, more tan a decade after his honourable discharge. he says another soldier sexually assaulted him in 1998. >> that didn't protect me. that's the toughest betrayal of all. i feel betrayed by the military. >> there are nearly six times more men than women in the military. females are more likely to be targeted. according to a 2012 department of defense survey, 14,000 active duty servicemen said they faced unwanted sexual contact in the last year, compared to 12,000
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women. the numbers don't reflect how many decades of assaults are kept different. this man stayed silent or 15 years. >> i was sod omized and penetrated and i did not report my rape because i was protecting my career. >> dr carol o'brien helped to develop the first va treatment center for male victims of military sexual assault. >> it takes a lot in order for a man to report. men are worried if they are sexually assaulted by another man and they are married. the wife will say, "but you must be gay." >> many blame the macho culture of the military. mike scott says the culture exists today. >> there are a lot of people in the military who think it is good to have rapists and the likes, to have people without
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empathy in the ranks, because they think it means it makes the military tough. >> the department of defense told al jazeera it rejects the claim and is working to a culture where sexist behaviours, harassment and assault are not tolerated. >> this is one of the only pictures. i threw almost everything away. >> mike says the military must undergo dramatic changes to prevent future assaults. he's undergoing his own transformation on the road to wellness. >> there is another proposed change, an independent council would be assigned to advocate for each victim. >> in ukraine the president and the opposition failed to reach an agreement to end the political crisis. protesters and supporters of the government are preparing for more demonstrations. viktor yanukovych is offering an amnesty to protesters facing
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criminal charges. he claims police abused their power during a crackdown on protesters. opposition say they want to hold new elections. good morning to you, rory. pro-government supporters are finally firing back here. >> what you can say about what is gone on in ukraine is it's an image war. in the last week it's public spread throughout the world. journalists like me are here in the 100s. this pro-european anti-government message is getting out there. the government is aware that at the moment it's losing a global image war. that's why it is set up. a rival demonstration, not far away from where i'm standing.
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300m down the road. there's may be 20,000 pro-government demonstrators bussed in, trained in from all over the country. we have been speaking to some off camera. a few are saying they are paid to be there. so it's definitely these kind of two big camps set up in the center of ukraine, hopefully for the organizers of each one spreading their individual messages for a global audience. >> do you expect anything to come out of the demonstrations after the opposition calls for the president to step down? well, what the demonstrators here in independent square, the anti-government pro-european demonstrators are worried about is that there may be prove katers, prove okay terse who might be causing clashes,
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sniggating clashes between the two different camps, rival groups. that might be used as a pretext by the police to move in. that could be the kind of paranoid conspiracy theories you get at these demonstrations and rallies. we'll see how it pans out. >> thank you rory challands. >> mission to the moon - china set to make its final approach. >> i'm john henry smith, it's america's game. army versus navy, and it's happening today. a preview coming up in sports.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. let's get you caught up on the top stories. >> nelson mandela on his final yournie - -- journey, saying
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farewell to an icon. >> among the speakers, jacob zuma. he be laid to rest in qunu. >> another round of nasty weather hits the east coast. some areas will see up to a foot. the storm is expected to last through the weekend. snow and its create hazardous road conditions. a winter storm alert is in effect in new jersey in parts of new york. >> a school shooting in centennial colorado left one dead and another in critical condition. 18-year-old carl pearson shot a 15-year-old girl and turned the gun on himself. it happened on the anniversary newton school shooting.
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despite the outcry, death toll from guns have rich. john terrett reports. >> the question how many people have been killed since newtown is difficult to answer. slate magazine collected data by crowd sourcing gun deaths across america. using twitter they compiled a comprehensive list of people. combining the data with estimate from the c d.c., they predicted as of today 11,610 people have been killed by gun homicide. newtown shootings prompted groups to push for gun control measures, raising money and lobbying. they raised five times more lobbying money before sandy hook. the $1.6 million raised for lobbying was chump change. raising a staggering
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$12.2 million. lobbying spending following the columbine high school and sandy hook shootings - much of that lobbying money went to push for passing laws in state legislatures. in a burst of legislature action every state passed at least one new gun law. of 1500 introduced, 109 were signed into law. 70 loosened gun prestrictions, 39 tightened restrictions. most of the bills were approved in states controlled by republican legislations. after the sook shootings, there was a flurry of talk about restricting gun use in an effort to reduce the numbers of gun across the country. the data shows differently. the name of gun whom sides has gone up, and laws have been passed
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since the shooting, but they expand, rather than restrict the rights of gun owners. >> john terrett reporting. >> the body of beloved leaderha qualities that behooth him to be what ultimately would be a life struggle. >> amongst poor people in a remote land. this is where nelson mandela started out in life. not much has changed in a place where children play freely and safely, just as nelson mandela did in his early years. back then, like now, people
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lived in beehive shaped huts. here the foundation stones of his birth place. he was named rolihlahla dalibhunga by his father, a chief, part of his royal house hl. his mother was the chief's third wife, and moved her family to qunu, the place of nelson mandela's earliest childhood recollections. at five years of age he was a cattle herdsman. at seven, on the first day of school he was given the english christian name nelson. this was the young nelson mandela's favourite pastime, stick fighting. spaing with hard branches is popular in rural south africa. the young nelson mandela head to be beaten. nelson mandela and another used to play together. the young nelson mandela showed qualities of determination that were well beyond those of his
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playmate. >> he was stubborn in his heydays. the following day, at dawn, he would be in the village challenging you to another round of stick fighting. i was heartbroken at the time when he left us. because we were always together. all the time. >> that togetherness with friends was broken by the death of his father. he had made precise arrangements for the future of his brightest son. >> the course of nelson mandela's life was changed drastically by the death of his father. at the age of in my opinion he was forced to leave qunu. later he recalled, "i mourned less for my father than the world i left behind." this is where he was sent. the court of the royal temboo
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household. after an emotional journey, handing him over to live under the care of the regent. the school may look modest. >> he came to qunu a simple boy like any other, looking after cows and crops. it was an excitement when it comes to the great place where he stayed, because the enlightment was quite greater than at his home. >> as nelson mandela moved through education, guided and supported by the regent, his early home in qunu was highly valued, particularly the mother he left behind. more than six decades later, as a president, not a stick-fighting young boy, nelson mandela was to have one of his homes built here. and it was in qunu where the nelson mandela burial plot was
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established. he's expected to be buried near his father and mother, along with a son killed in a road accident in 1969 when nelson mandela was in prison. and makator who died of aids. qunu will be a final melting place for nelson mandela. a serene humble land, a nelson
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touching down in matatha. full coverage starting at 2am eastern time sunday morning. >> the united nations asked india's government to review a controversial ruling. a court reinstated the ban, overturning a lower court's ruling. the decision sparked an international outcry, with international human rights officials calling it a step backwards for india. >> joining us is roy wadia a supporter of same-sex marriages. now that the supreme court issued a decision reinstating the ban, what options are on the stable? >> there are three options. the first is that the government can pass a special ordinance, which is not inclined to do.
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the second thing is that there's an appeal before the full supreme court bench, which is probably going to about carried out over the next 30 days, and then when it gets heard some time next year, hopefully, and the third option is as the supreme court judgment says, this should be something that the parliament actually focuses on, and if it's so, wants to take down that particular section of the the penal code then it should. so these are the three options right there. >> this has been a setback for the cause. how have the indian people responded to the ruling? >> we are gratified to see widespread report from government, politicians, civil society, even opposition politicians, health care,
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societies, corporates, actors. entertainment to our cause. we are really quite thrilled that the issue of gay rights seems to have, shall we say, matured in these past four years or so. >> you talked about the different options on the table. do you expect the government at all to take up the issue if the appeal fails? >> the government is saying all the right things. it's in a sticky situation with its own political future. as you may know we have national elections next year, and the main opposition party v.j.p. has spoken in favour of the supreme court verdict. so the government, if it says something too strongly in our favour may actually turn it into a political issue, which in our view would be unfortunate
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because it's not something political. >> i know you've been happy with the outpouring of support, but how does it support india as a hope. the lgdp community. >> it affects the community. after four years of being normalized, we criminalized again. it goes behind the l.g.b.t. community. when you take away human rights, equality is impacted as a whole. if it's us today, it could be somebody else tomorrow. >> you wrote a moving article about your brother in his role as a gay rights activist in india. can you share that with us? >> sure. the work that i have done has started really after my brother passed away 10 years ago.
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he had aids. his death really transformed my own time.
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the delhi high court was ahead of its time. we have seen in countries like the states, u.k. and other places that it takes time, 10-15 years or things to move through the faults. i hope it happens sooner for us. >> we'll see what is ahead and leave it there. thank you for joining us via skype from mumbai this morning. >> china's lunar mission is expected to attempt to land on the lunar surface this morning. it will be the first time in over 35 years since the last controlled moon landing. the chinese landing could spoil or support the results of an american mission. >> the delicate task of bringing a 1200 kilogram space graft down on the moon's surface. if successful it will be a breakthrough moment for the
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chinese space program. 15km above the surface, there's another lunar mission. for the last month it's studying dust and a lunar atmosphere. there are fears the chinese landing could jeopardise that mission. >> we are contaminating with the rocket fuel. contaminating the atmosphere. they said it would be spoiling the experiment of nasa. >> other scientists suggest the chinese mission is a gift for the americans, as it gives them a chance to trag -- track a landing. >> they will be there for a while. they can watch and see how long it takes for the dust to settle out and dissipate. it provides the americans with a nice test. >> the lack of coordination between the two missions
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represents a broader mistrust between the u.s. and china. china has not been involved in the international space station, and has plans to build its own. add to this new laws in the u.s., intended to prevent spying that stoppeded nasa funds being used to collaborate with china. >> there's the chinese space exploration, as it develops the americans will review that. both countries will benefit scientifically from more cooperation. >> more than 40 years ago american astronauts explored the moon using this buggy. now the focus is on china's lunar rover. what mineral resources it finds beneath the surface will be of interest to china and the americans too. >> john henry smith joining us with sport. florida state quarterback jameis
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winston back in the headlines. >> he is expected to run away with the heisman trophy. friday, the woman said she believes the police focussed more on the accuser than the accused. she listed inconsistencies and focused in on information left out of documents. >> information regarding the prescription given to women for pain, does not include follow up with the family or clinical impression which says, "sexual assault, muscle strain lumbar, muscle strain lower extremities" j all of those notations are absent from the medical document, the identical medal document, except for the omission, the same document. >> elsewhere in college
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football, even though he could have commanded a king's ransom, 62-year-old nick saban says, "i'm too darn old to start over", he did not adarn, he used the other word. he agreed to a multi year extension remain the coach of crimson tide. >> not one day during the school year goes by where a navy pleeb doesn't hollar beat army, or a cadet, "beat navy." the two oldest dismiss meet for the 114th time. michael eaves has more. >> on paper this game doesn't figure to be much of a battle. 7 and 4 navy against a team posting three wins. the games are not played on
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paper. the long-standing rivalry is more than a contest. it features two teams. army versus navy is an american game and it's played with pride. >> you play for the love of the game, great americans. two schools with a top of respect for each other trying to beat them in football. >> there's a lot of type leading up to the game. people are excited, especially in ban craft hall. it's army week, it's a challenge for the guys on the team. >> there's an added level of emotion because it's the army-navy game, just like with air force. it doesn't effect us in a negative way. if at all it gives us an energy boost. >> you have to relax and tell guys, "it's a football game." the biggest emphasis is playing the game between the white lines. >> records don't matter. they'll come out ready to play.
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both teams will play hard. >> navy dominated winning 11-straight games against army. while the players and coaches block out the distractions and focus on the task alt hand the black knights relished the thought ending the seep on -- season on a high note. i ask add team-mate, "how are you doing?", he said, "ready to change history", that encapsulates the way we approach the game. the guys want to end it, prove that army needed to take the reins back in this rivalry. >> it's just another game. that's how we have to look at it. if we put on the pressure, there's no way to pull out the victory. we go in with the attitude that it's the next game, the last for the seniors, and we have a chance. >> whether army snaps a streak
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or navy continues recent dominance, the clash between some of the country's best and brightest adds another chapter to one of the country's historical sports rivalries and definitely its most respected. >> thanks a lot michael. the weather will have an impact on the game. the weathermen tell us, of course, there'll be a bit of snow in philadelphia, as between the lions and the philadelphia eagles. >> die-hard fans don't care about the weather. >> the broadway hit that may be too kingy for some. the measure of tony award winning "kingy boots" is drawing in the crowds.
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al jazeera will follow up the events throughout the day into tomorrow as well with the state burl. >> first a quick check of the forecast. let's see who will see the rain and snow. eboni dean joins us again. >> not a lot of areas escaping the mess. we are seeing the rain and snow from missouri to indiana to the north-east. i wanted to show you across the midwest where we are seeing a little rain. later today as we get the colder air, we could see a quick change over to snow. be on guard. it will move out. where we see conditions deteriorating new york could end up with a foot of snow. >> a popular broadway musical has new critics after being feet
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-- feet urt in the macy's day parade. >> it's colourful, playful and upbeat. it's the tony award winner for best musical, about a young man's shoe factory who is saved by a drag queen who needs quirky, kinky boots. >> it's a story about two unlikely people finding a human connections. this holiday season "kinky boots" kicked up controversy. the cast performed at the evelyn mase thanksgiving day and the twitt its fer erupted. some were like these: .
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>> it's hard not to want to fire back. when people say knee-jerk reaction comments. you want to stand up for the message of the of the snow. >> i was doubly racist. all black drag queens do not look alike. >> the cast had a response the next day. >> we went shopping in full drag in the men's department. >> on black friday med. i call it the solidarity shopping spree with macy's. >> >> broadway shows have a history of addressing controversy. sometimes when they do business has a boosts of. >> there was a bump in ticket sales after thanksgiving. the controversy was, you know, boomeranged in the opposite direction. >> this month "kinky boots" smashed the theatre's box office
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records, grossing $2 million in a week. >> any of that publicity, great. >> it shows how social media can bring in a new audience. >> the conversation can happen in a way that is safe for everyone, irrespective of their political or religious views or gender views. >> the holidays are a busy time. the kinky boot stars say this is a good reason to keep the message alive. >> the lyric is pursue the truth, learn something new. >> report yourself and you'll respect others too. >> let love shine, let pride be your guide. you change the world when you change your mind. ♪ everybody say yes, yes >> the same lyrics they sang on national television. >> by the way the "kinky boots"
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website has o ticial show guide for teachers to help kids explore the idea of identity versus appearance. students make assumptions about the characters based on the shoes they wear. at the end of our first hour here is what we are following: the body of nelson mandela is headed to his ancestral home following services by the a.n.c. police identified the gunman in friday's shooting. one girl was critically injured. the student turned the gun on himself. >> there's a snow warning for several states. some areas could receive up to a foot of snow. >> back with you in 2.5 minutes when al jazeera america conditions. -- al jazeera america continues. o
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rest on sunday. >> shooter identified. police are identifying the gunman behind a high school shooting in colorado on friday. >> now they are trying to determine the motive behind that violence. >> demanding change - protests in the ukraine as the president and opposition fail to reach an agreement to end the ongoing political crisis. >> bracing for the storm. up to a foot of snow expected in some parts of the north-east.
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>> good morning to you and welcome to al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm thomas drayton. >> the final farewell. t the ai where family and dignitaries gathered. members of the african national congress paid their tribute celebrating the life of a man that transformed the face of politics. the memorial service included prayers, speeches and songs. for more, we are joined by allen schauffler in qunu south africa. good morning to you, allen. nelson mandela's body has
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arrived at the airport where family and dignitaries have gathered. what kind of tribute can we expect to see? >> it will be a tremendous tribute on the streets. the big event is the procession winding through matata and down 20 miles or so to qunu, the boy hood home of nelson mandela. we have driven the route and you see groups of people, hand to hand waiting to cheer nelson mandela. we expect a big crowd in town in normally, but will take longer than that. of course, they are headed for here, the big white tent. it's a temporary structure set up in the nelson mandela compound in qunu. the crowd has grown to 150, 175
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at the roadblock north of the nelson mandela compound, and we expect it to condition growing until the procession comes by. could be an hour or an hour and a half. we don't know how long it will take to get nelson mandela to this point. >> we are expecting thousands to say goodbye, and we are hearing that archbishop desmond tutu will not attend the funeral of his close friend nelson mandela. >> that's true. not be here for the funeral tomorrow. >> allen schauffler reporting for us. >> some of nelson mandela's greatest achievements were made behind bar. many that fought in the antiapartheid movement became fellow prisoners. he told a story of a man who
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fought for a nonracial south africa. >> the soweto uprising when youths protested about the use of afrikaans clashed police, sparking a nation-wide revolution. within months the landscape changed. the process of achieving democracy moved to another level. at that time he'd been on robben island for a decade. his fellow prisoner of the same generation arrived on the island in 1977. one of a group of student leaders sentenced to prison. >> the first time we saw nelson mandela on the island was in the reception area. it was my co-accused and i. we saw a tall figure walking in a stately manner. a couple of us said, "that's
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nelson mandela." others said, "no, it can't be, he can't be that old.". >> i think there was a sense of disbelief, a sense of confusion about what we represented. it was newer for leadership to be in the hands of people in their early 20s. he could not accept that the events unfurling in the country were as a result of youth of the protest, youthful organization. >> yet, says cooper, nelson mandela would listen. >> you could sense the resistance, but would listen anyway. he was a good listener. and would try to insinuate his viewpoint through a carefully considered question of clarification or positing another position. but listen, he may not have
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liked what he was hearing, but listen nevertheless. >> cooper was the leader of a rean organization rooted in black consciousness and opposed to the nonracial democracy. so to another student leader who met nelson mandela on robben island. in long talks with nelson mandela and others, he was persuaded to shift his political persuasion and come to a new complex. >> the struggle was more complex than the struggle of black and whites. as i understood that i realised the correct approach was to fight the struggle on a different basis. >> young men and women fall in love. >> in subsequent years he was a central figure in the fight for a nonracial south africa and rose through the ranks of the
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a.n.c. to become a chairman. it ended at a conference in 2007 when he was booed by delegates who he accused of acting unconsciously. it was, he believed, proof that people, unlike nelson mandela were not prepared to hear any view about their own. it was a time at which the legacy of nelson mandela was betrayed. >> this is not the south africa for which we understood we were struggling over the years of struggle, and which we learnt about from nelson mandela and other leaders. >> the ingrained culture of disrespect is to massive that we disrespect ourselves. we disrespect the institutions that we purport to uphold, particularly the constitution, and our leadership. >> i do think that he would most definitely feel betrayed by
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those of us who feel that something is not right. if we did not raise our voices to say this is not right, we don't agree with it or associate ourselves with it. i think he would feel that he had not done his duty well. >> and while some argue south africa today may not be what nelson mandela hoped for on the day of his inauguration, those who once were in prison with him say his legacy of honesty and the ability to listen to the views of others remains
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final resting place at his home. you can watch full coverage of nelson mandela's funeral live on
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al jazeera america. starting at 2am eastern time. >> today marks the one-year anniversary of an horrific school shooting. another tragedy has unfoeded. a school shooting in centennial colorado left one dead. carl pearson shot a 15-year-old girl and turned the gun on himself. it's believed the gunman was targetting a teacher. parent in panning rushed to arapahoe high school to find out if their children were okay. it's a reminder of a scene outside the elementary school in newtown where 20 children were shot fatally one year ago today. >> scenes of relief as parents were reunited with their children. parties at arapahoe high school describe what they saw or heard. >> i saw two security guards running to where the sound happened. we heard shots and everyone in
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the cafeteria got up and ran across the street. >> the shooter entered arapahoe high school after 12:30. the school was evacuated. student flooded out, police patting them down. the suspect had a shotgun and wounded one other student before turning the weapon on himself. he said the gunman was targetting a teacher. he entered the west side of the high school, asked for the location of this teacher, and asked for that teacher by name. as soon as the teacher realised that, as i indicated in my initial comment, he departed the school. >> more than 2200 students attended arapahoe high school. it is 8 miles to columbine high school. a contact weighing heavily on personalities minds. >> scared to death. we moved before columbine. i'm nervous. >> the shooting happened a day before the first anniversary of
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another shooting, the one in newtown connecticut. so far there's no evidence of a connection. >> in just a few hours, president obama and first lady michelle will observe a moment's slns. a tragedy one year ago today touching off a fierce debate over gun control. the n.r.a. said the focus should be on ramping up school security. many schools are ahead of the curve, with rigid protocols in place. we visit a chicago suburb of lake zurich. >> at vila elementary school in illinois security is taken seriously. >> can i help you? ijsz i'd like to see the principal. >> before gaining entry visitors enter a vestibule where they must present identification. using the raptor security system the id is scanned into a
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computer where a background check is performed, crosschecking against a national registry. in case of a problem a bullet-resistant shield can be bulled town. >> they added this whole section of the building, which is a more secure entrance. the entrance used to be up stairs in the middle of a hallway. people would be buzzed in, but there was no ensuring that visitors would go where they were supposed to go. >> it's part of an investment of four years ago. in 2005 illinois passed a school safety drill act, requiring public and private schools to review safety scans. earlier this week lake zurich school put their plan into action when there was report much a student bringing a weapon to school. staff has been trained using
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videos, so they can guide students through practice emergency drills. the school launched a lockdown procedure. students huddled in classrooms and evacuated without incident. 13 jooerld skylor wilson was inside the school at the time. >> i was relieved there was no shooting, guns involved. i was very thankful that the school handled it so well and i was able to get out safely. >> the security president paul tim imple med security protocols at hundreds of schools and districts. >> there's only two times to know if the emergency procedures work. one is during an emergency, and the other is if we practice. this district is practicing those drills and as a result they are ready. >> it's a tough balance, say educators, between keeping schools safe and maintaining a
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semblance of a working environment. >> we are looking at better ways to keep our students safe. we know when they are safe, they'll learn. >> it's a lesson in safety no one hopes to test. >> there have been 25 school shootings over the past year, one incident every two weeks. in ukraine the president and the opposition failed to reach an agreement and the ongoing political crisis. anti-government protesters and supporters of the government prepare for more demonstrations. viktor yanukovych is offering an amnesty to demonstrators facing criminal charges. ukraine's interior ministry admitted police abused their power during the crackdown on protesters. opposition leaders say they want to healed new elections. rory challands has the latest. after weeks of anti-government protests, pro-government supporters - they appear to be firing back, rory. >> yes, it's almost - i think
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the government of the ukraine and president viktor yanukovych clearly have a series of big problems op their hands. one of the biggest they face is an image problem. if you look over my shoulder pictures like this are beamed around the world for weeks now showing the anti-government protest, pro-european demonstrations. that does not look good for ukraine's government of the the only time we see ukraine's government acting is on the two abortive times they've tried to break up the demonstrations with police force. now they are fighting fire with fire. that's why they set up a rival demonstration to this one. it's not far from where i'm standing. a few hundred metres down the road in that direction. people have been bussed in, trained in from all over the country. they are hoping to get between 20,000, is the conservative estimate.
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maybe up to 200,000, depending on how many people they can mobilise. we have spoken to a few of them. some are not on camera, but they have been admitting to us that they are paid to be there. >> rory challands joining joining us from kiev. >> more african peacekeeping troops are deploited to the central african republic to contain violence there. the foo foounian plans to incre troops to 1600. rebels are accused of atrocities against christians, and christian rebels have sprung up. more than 500 have been killed,
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hundreds of thousands fled their homes. >> here to talk about a fierce winter storm threatening to jump up to a foot of snow. let's bring in eboni dean, metrologist. what are we looking at? >> we are looking for snow to come down in areas that's seen a few inches. we are in st. charms, and st louis they have received 5.5 inches of snow. i want to show you video of snow that has been piling up across parts of the midwest, heading for the north-east. this scope will be played out all weekend long as we begin to dig out. we are expecting upwards up to a foot of snow. get the shovels ready. we'll see the snow adding up in inches in some areas, but upwards to a foot for more. let's get you back to the map and show you what we are dealing
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with. we have the storm system on the move. plenty of moisture with it. we are getting it from the south and off the atlantic. that is really going to fuel the system. a number of advisories and warnings are posted. in indianapolis it's been posted. we could see 1-3 inches, take a look at the widespread warnings. it looks look we'll been on the edge of milder air. more so a rain event for us, especially later in the day. we'll see light to moderate snow. light snow flurries picking up through the day, heavy through the evening and then it will switch over to freezing rain. in addition to the snow we'll deal with icy conditions. bit the time we get into sunday, we could see six upwards of 12
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inches. 3-6 inches cannot be ruled out in parts of northern new jersey. this is what we are seeing now, widespread snow showers, not all reaching the ground. there's reports of flurries around long island. hor to come as we go through the day. >> it will be an active weekend. >> missing in iran. a spy mystery pitting the family of a missing man against the american douglas. >> a controversial rape bill. >> $20 billion. that's a big number of the day. we'll tell you what megamerger deal is in the works.
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>> welcome back. now to today's big number - $20 billion. that's the value of a possible mega-merger in the mobile phone market. the "wall street journal" reports that sprint is mulling a
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take over of the t mableobile. if it goes through it brings together the third and fourth u.s. carriers. t mobile stock surged on the news. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. we'll talk about a bill in michigan that could require women to purchase a special rider for abortion. first to the whether with eboni dean. we are talking about a big storm. >> we have the cold air in place to support that. we are not expecting much of a warm-up. where we stand now is pretty much where we'll stay. not everyone dealing with a bone-chilling cold air mass. as we head along the gulf coa temperatures in 60, and 70s. in fargo, 20s. and highs of 30.
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>> the white house says a missing american last seen in iran was not a government employee. bob levinson vanished in 2006. reports said he was on a business trip. this week the associated press and "the washington post" reported that bob levinson was actually a contractor for the c.i.a. jay carney called the reports irresponsible. >> if someone is detained overseas and it is published - true or false - that he is working for the c.i.a., it is dictated by logic that that very likely puts that person in greater danger. what i can tell you is he was not a u.s. government employees when he made the trip. >> a video and photo of bob levinson surfaced in 2010 and "11, leading u.s. authorities to believe he may be held by terror groups. >> michigan voted to become a
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ninth state abortion law. unless women by policies specifically for the purpose they will be denied. >> sometimes politics gets personal. very personal. >> i'm about to tell you something i've not shared with men people in my life. over 20 years ago i was a victim of rape. and thank god it didn't result in a pregnancy. >> grechin, a democrat in the republican-controlled-state senate tried to get her colleagues to vote against a law preventing abortion in their policies. >> the thought and the memory of that haunts me. if this were law then and i had become pregnant. i would not be able to have coverage. because of this. >> the emotional appeal did not
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work. the law passed in both houses. >> i don't believe believe that the argument about rape is valid. i'm a former police officers for 31 years. rape is a horrible crime. i took the victims to the hospital. they are given medication so there's no conception. so there's no need for an abortion. >> to put the measure before the legislature, right to life of michigan gathered 300,000 petition signatures. it's 4" of voters. a lot of people feel strongly about it. it takes the life of a child. >> rick shnider vetoed similar legislation because it didn't include rape, incest or cases where a pregnant woman's life is
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in danger. >> what we have seen is one extreme group, right to life, use a loophole to circumvent a veto from the government, a vote of the people. >> it's unclear how many people will be affected by it legislation of of about 22,000 apportions performed in michigan, fewer than 800 were covered by insurance. >> this is a political loser for republicans and people who vote for it. women are watching. >> democrats and pro-choice activists say they'll try to overturn the law in march, or ex-contact reven j at the ballot bomb next november. >> more than 300,000 voters signed the petition. the measure passed both houses. crime and punishment, a family drama played out in north korea. kim jong un ex-cutes his uncle. the political fallout for the
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united states. >> and moon mission - china's first moon roffer set to touch down on the move. >> all eyes on the heisman trophy. we'll introduce you to the six finalists.
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>> good morning. welcome back, you are watching al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton, let get you caught up on the top stories. >> a school shooting in denver has left one dead and another in critical condition. he was targetting a teacher. it happened friday, the day before the is on its way to
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qunu, where nelson mandela will be buried on sunday. >> in ukraine anti-government protesters and supporters are preparing for more thongses. viktor yanukovych is offering an amnesty to demonstrators facing criminal charges. >> north korea's kim jong un executed his own uncle for treason, claiming he plotted to overthrow the government. the world is watching to see what the north korean leader will do next. harry fawcett reports from seoul. >> this was the final chapter in jang song-thaek's downfall. kim jong un's uncle, widely held as the second-most powerful man, handcuffed, cowelled and on his way it execution. >> despicable human scum, jang,
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perpetrated acts of trechery in betrayal of trust and love shown by the party and the leader for him. >> the 3,000-word statement catalogued his crimes - attempting to over throw the leadership, building a power base and failing to applaud properly >> people on the streets who would have spoken of his with reverence were denouncing him and hissal lies. >> for the group of trial dat s daters -- traitors, execution is too lenient. >> that is what is ilum nating, a leadership that strives to maintain perfect unity admitted to a large and powerful threat from within. >> they announced what jang song-thaek - what was wrong and executed very quickly.
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this means they tried to prevent other counterattack from jang song-thaek supporters. >> a possibility is internal strife could result in provocative behaviour. >> translation: hour government expects north korea's development could bring a purge and a rein of terror. we are watching for terror by various groups and north korea's prove kigs, caused by north korea's internal control and appeasement of north korea's complaints. >> an interpretation is kim jong un is stronger than ever, dealing with a threat and centralizing power. at the same time the spasm of discord is a sign that the current order felt under threat. governments in the region and
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beyond are watching pyongyang more clearly. security studies program is in watertown massachusetts. good morning to you, mr walsh. what do you make of a which i h skepticism about, but he had in a short period of time consolidated his power. that would appear not to be the case. shocking that they'd excuse someone so high, and doubly shocking that they'd do to publicly, admitting that there was challenge to his rule. >> he was appointed to the current leader's father and married to the sister of his father. >> he was pumped recently and
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rehabilitate and brought back. he won't come back from this. he was thought of the a moderate reform, a person with good relations with china and the chinese. there's concerns about whether this will be not simply a family matter but have an impact on policy china, have to be careful, handle north korea with kid gloves. this is a period they are liable to do anything. >> what are the implications for
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the region's kags would be a t the toolbox. >> wasgn powers. folks do stuff damned
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the. i think about internal. >> adding up the cost of civil war. the government of sri lanka begins a survey to help determine the number of people killed during the 26 year civil conflict. we have this report. >> this man has a lot of information for his senn sore officer. his wife and two sons killed during the war between the sri lankan military and tamil tigers. >> translation: my wife was killed from a shrapnel from shell explosion. a few days later my eldest second died the same way and my second son. >> 14,000 officers will visit each households to record who has been touched by the conflict and how. >> this woman is waiting for news of her elder son and daughter. her son was forcibly recruited.
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two years later she told her she had been captured. during the last battle the tigers took their daughter. >> we have lost our property, liv lives, children in the war. it's burnt into our memory, playing over. >> this is familiar to another mother. her son was declared missing in action 15 years ago. he had been on his first tour of duty in the army. >> someone is missing every day, 24 hours, every moment, to wait for the return. >> as international pressure mounts on the sri lankan government to investigate the last stages of war, will they reveal what happened? many welcome the move. the census has limitations.
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information on those killed will only be accepted from immediate family. entire families killed during the law, like that of the leader, will not be counted. >> the department of census and stat sticks say inform ants are limited to members of the core community. >> according to the procedure the data they are collecting. if no one is in the family, we can't collect the information. while the sensis will come up with statistics, thousands fail to cope with death, the missing and caring for the disaftenld >> the u.n. says as many as 14,000 tamil civilians may have been killed. >> a chinese rocket will attempt
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to land on the lunar service, the first time since 35 year's since the last controlled moon landing. >> john henry smith joining us with a look at special college football players at the top of their game. >> they'll vie for an award. despite being a football toch, john heisman was an actor. tonight they award the bronze. ross shimabuku has a look at the heisman trophy finalists. >> 2012 winner of the heisman trophy is johnny manziel >> at the start of the 2013
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football season seems johnny manziel was prime to become the second person ever to win the award twice. archie griffin did it in 1974 and "75. johnny football did, he threw 33 touchdowns and 3700 yards. that may not be enough to sway voters away from the favourite florida state fresh naun quarterback jameis winston. >> heisman trophy is the best athlete in college football. he's shown he's one of the best quarterbacks quarterbacks. >> he's had an incredible year, the yards he's wracking up. if he doesn't win, it will be a trajesty. >> numbers of 38 touchdowns, 328 yards passing speak for themselves. it led the semifinals into the title game and undefeated record and number one ranking.
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an alleged sexual assault scandal could have jeopardised his canses. >> all the adversity, sticking in there, talking about his team, he's still like, "come on guys, we have a chance. he's mature for his im. it's rare was a quarter back. >> he doesn't care what people say. he's confident enough to get the job done. >> as a leader, as a quarterback, that's what gets the team to follow. they follow him. >> perhaps the top heisman trophy contender is northern illinois jordan lynch, not only has the senior quarterback thrown 22 grounds but wished 22 scores muchism the quarterback at northern illinois. he ran for over 300 yards in a game. he's a big kid. throws the ball well.
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>> a.j. mccarron is the final quarterback. he's tied to two national championships and lost three games whilst holding the quarterback position. >> the aaron bowl, he'll not have a chance to win a third national championship. that says a lot there. he barely missed his chance to win quarterback, the third national championship. his play and leadership throughout his career, he's had a great career in college football. >> one player who had a hand at ending alabama's dominance is tre mason, gassing his way to 164 yard rushing in the iron bowl, following 304 yard rushing against missouri in the title game. tre mason scored once in auburn
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and his late surge enough to land him in the top three. andre williams rounds out the class of finalists, and the first 2,000 yard rusher since 2008. andre williams averaged 6.4 yards, scoring 17 touchdowns. the six heisman trophy finalists are the most since 1994. only one will take home the trophy. >> i'll be back with sport in a few minutes. >> hearts will be pounding as the announcement is made. >> the debate over raising the federal minimum wages heats up in washington rsh. >> controversial art. while a four-decade-long funding tradition in seattle is coming under fire.
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>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. why some say the links between the wage and economic stability
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is next. >> first eboni dean. >> plenty of snow. for many of you, if you have travel plans it will mean hefty slow downs, keep that in mind across the mid west where snow is on the ground. now it's all heading to the eest. we have that snow coming in off the lake. it will provide several inches off of lake eyrie. a lot of the snow is on the lighter side, mainly a few light snow flurries to start your day. it will pick up in intensity as we head to the latter part of the afternoon, 3-6 inches across newark. we can seymour than a foot of know. taking you on the southern side of the system there is warain.
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i've been watching a line of storms. heavy rain fall and winds, we could be in line for severe storms. >> get out the shovels and take it slow. >> good advice. >> the debate over raising the federal minimum wage is heating up in congress. 21 states next year will have a higher wage than $7.25 an hour. we look at what that meant for local communities. >> when you see images like these, it's easy to understand the emotional argument for raising minimum wage. many researchers argue that the length between minimum wage and economic stability is overblown. sitting level of states that pay for than $7.25 an hour. >> few people are paid the minimum wage. only about 3% of the workforce. most paid the minimum wage are young. >> the five states with the
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highest minimum wage, washington much known for strong union activity tops the list. number two, oregon at $8.95. one in five households rely on food stamps. vermont with the third highest recalculates the wage taking inflation into act. >> connecticut has the fourth highest in the nation and the fourth highest cost of groceries and is expensive to live in. illinois $8.25. the union state has high unemployment rates in the country. how much of an impact does a higher minimum wage have on the state's economy. >> in oregon, a $0.15 increase will put $200 a year in the
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pockets of employees. >> i don't see how a small amount of money could possibly spark economic growth. again, those funds are coming from someone else who now no longer has the money to subpoenaed. >> the majority of minimum earners are young, there are those that struggle. minority groups, and single mothers trying to raise a family on $15,000 a year. experts say there are better options than increasing number. >> there are options like the earned number tax credit maxing out at 6,000 for a family with children, that are more powerful at helping people get out of poverty and are targeted at low income families rather than a blunt instrument transferring more funds to the teenage children of upper middle class families than to the working for. >> with the emotion surrounding
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minimum wage, it's likely to be the focus. >> john henry smith is joining us with sport and an update on what seemed to be a close case. tonight quarterback jameis winston is expected to be the run away winner of the heisman trophy. friday, though, the attorney for the woman who accused him of sexual assault says she thinks the police focused more on investigating the accuser than the accused. he listed several inconsistencies and focussed on information left out of the documents released publicly. >> information regarding the prescription given to the victim for pain. it does not include a circle
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which says "follow up with the family. clinical impression" which says sexual assault. muscle train lumbar. muscle strain lower extremities. all are absent from the identical medical document, except for omissions is the same document. >> her client isn't planning to file a civil suit and feels the attorney-general of the state of florida should conduct an independent investigation into the case and how it was handled by the police department. jameis winston had this reaction to the developments. >> i have no idea about what's going down there, but i know that i did nothing wrong. i'm looking forward to enjoying myself in new york. my family is here, everybody is down here smiling. i'll walk in with a smile. i'm glad the whole thing is over. >> he's in new york for tonight's heisman trophy
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presentation. well, even though he could have commanded a kings ransom to leave alabama for texas and looks great for his age 62-year-old nick saban says, "i'm too darned old to start over." the 4-time coach agreed it a multi year extension to remain the coach of the crimson tide. >> quarterback from notere dam is being readmitted after he was suspended for what he called poor academic judgment. gol son led the team to a spot in the b.c. s title game. he'll be a junior next season. >> army face navy in philadelphia. navy won the last 11, dating back 114 years. those are the headlines this
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hour. >> did i put you on spot. >> it's indicative that there may be 12 straight. >> for nearly 40 years seattle set aside 1% of its budget to fund public art works. some now ask if it's money well spent. >> armed with an exacto knife and swaths of paper seattle artist begins a tedious but rewarding night of creating her latest work. >> it's about joy. into her biggest master piece - a sculpture at the entry way of a seattle public park. >> this is my first permanent legacy to the city. i certainly am attached to this new piece. >> since 1973, sculptures, paintings and murals sprout up all over seattle. from street corners and bus stops, to high attack seattle's scenic overlook.
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and the hallways of city hall. >> public art gives the city character. >> the art is about the sole of the city, it's an identity. there are benefits to making people feel proud of where they live. >> 1% of funding for city roadways and infrastructure is spend on public art. the goal is to add another element for tourists to innocently, and enriching the lives of locals, as a city evolved, so has the type of art. 12 years ago the city decided to try something new. >> functional art, like they say benches. some critics believe the program is a waste of money. >> ridiculous waste of money. >> dory watson used his talk show to complain about the art program. in 2012 the city spend close to $3 million on public art.
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he believes the money should be used for other things. >> i don't want to be a spar tan city. there's enough through the private sector or a modest investment. it has blown completely out of prop organisation to what -- proportion to what i think the taxpayers expect to be getting. >> there's 1% for creative people to contribute, beautify. >> tony believes art is making a difference, giving her and other artists to use the city of seattle as their campus. >> at the end of our second hour, here is what we are following: police identified the gunman in a shooting at a colorado high school. one girl was critically injured. the student turned the body on himself m >> the body of nelson mandela landed in qunu for his burl on
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sunday. >> protests after the president and the opposition fail to reach an agreement to end the ooping critical crisis. viktor yanukovych offers an amnesty to demonstrators facing criminal charges. >> i'm john henry smith - college football's biggest rivalry and reward up for grabs. we'll have a preview. >> i'm tracking a storm that will bring traffic to a halt or cause de
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>> the long walk to freedom and the final journey home. nelson mandela's body arrives at the airport on the eve of his burial. >> police identify the gunman behind a shooting in colorado. now they are trying to determinate the motive. >> and winter storm - expected to drop as much as a foot of snow in some areas. [ singing ] >> the broadway musical "kinky boots" causing controversy. some say it could have a positive impact on society.
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good morning, welcome to al live pictures of all this happening now. members of the african national congress paid their final respects at a tribute celebrating the life of a man who transformed the face of politics in south africa. it included prayers, and speeches. one of the speakers, south african president jacob zuma.
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>> madeba had something powerful. he had the capacity to persuade. he could persuade people to a point and makedown. >> for more we are joined by allen schauffler in qunu south africa. so allen, you are there. tell us about what you are seeing about the atmosphere. this continues to be a
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celebration. >> absolutely a celebration along the route that nelson mandela's hearse will roll along from nelson mandela. they say their energy is up. they are a little hungry and thirsty and thought the political organization to demonstrate their love would provide food and water and are worried about that not coming through. they'll say he spent 27 years in prison, what's a little time on the road. we expect the procession carrying the hearse to stop several times, giving people a chance to cheer as we have seen.
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he'll end up over here in this large white temporary structure. that's where the funeral services will be held tomorrow. the local folks, the villages have been asked not to attend, told to stay away. this was their way to turn out, hold hands, chant, sing and say goodbye. >> what we are saying is it feels like it's for nelson mandela's extended family, which is the world. what we'll see tomorrow will be private for his village, which is his population. many i talked to came in from this area. i think it will be a hot stot. the dignitaries and family will be in the tent. the streets of mutata is where
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it will go on. tonight and tomorrow night they have a tradition called after tears, people get together, have a few drinks and get happy and celebrate. i expect the town north of here is where that party will go on. nelson mandela's people, as you you can watch full coverage of nelson mandela's funeral live on al jazeera america, starting at 2am eastern sunday morning. >> today marks the one year anniversary of the one of the most horrific school shottings. now another tragedy unfolding, a school shooting in centennial colorado left one dead. 18-year-old carl pearson shot a 15-year-old girl and then trned
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the gun on himself. parents and teachers rushed to the high school to find out if their children are okay. it's a remind are of the scene where 20 children were shot one year ago. >> for more on news sips late last night. it's our understanding that carl pearson's body is still in the school and his vehicle is parked outside the school. it's one of four crime scenes. the vehicle, the school, his mother's home and gather's home. sheriff's disputies will vet the sites. they expect to get warrants after a terrifying day here yesterday. >> scenes of relief as parents were reunited with their
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children. students at arapahoe high school describe what they saw and herd. >> what happened is two of the security guards ran towards where the sound happened. we heard shots and everyone in the cafeteria got up and we ran across the street. >> the shooter entered arapahoe high school after 12:30. the school was evacuated. students ran out with hands in the air. police patted them down. 2200 students attended arapahoe high school, 8 miles from columbine high school. it was a fact weighing on parent's minds. >> scared to death. we moved here before column bip. i was nervous. >> the sheriff saw the fear first hand. >> each one of those parents had sheer terror on their face. >> so, paul, what other information do we know about a
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motive for this? >> well, what we are learning this morning is that the shooter, carl pearson was a gifted debater, and may have they expect to reopen. >> what do we know about underg.
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we'll learn more. >> unfortunately scenes like this are too familiar on campuses across the country. for parents the fear of not knowing if your client is the victim. some parents expressing relief their children were not harmed. >> this happened too frequently. just this morning i was with my prayer group and we were playing about the schools, keeping evil out of the schools. and it happened. >> my husband had tried to call me. luckily my daughter texted me already. i was relieved to know she was safe. >> personalities are showing up going crazy. we could not get a hold of the kids. i have two kids and friends that have kids. i was the first here. they wanted me to tell them who we found and didn't find. it was absolutely crazy.
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>> best thing ever to know she's okay and her friend are okay. so i'm good. >> it keeps happening. it's unfortunate that whatever the situation is, this poor person that took his own life must have just been so fraught with something >> in a few hours president obama and first lady michelle will observe a moment of silence for the victims of newtown shooting. the tragedy touching off a debate over gun control. the focus should be on ramping up security. we went to visit a school in chicago, lake zurich. >> at this school security is taken seriously. before gaining entry visitors
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enter a secure vestibule. using what is known as the raptor security system, the id is scanned into a computer where a background check is performed, crosschecking against the registry. in addition, in case of a problem, a bullet resistant shield can be pulled down and a panic button informs place. >> they added on a new entrance. the formerly it was upstairs in the middle of the hallway. people get buzzed in but there was no ensuring the visitors would go where they were supposed to. >> it's part of an investment the district made to upgrade safety and security. >> in 2005 illinois passed a safety drill act. earlier this week lake zurich put their plan into action when
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there was a report of a student bringing a weapon to school. >> attention students and staff. >> staff have been tranned. the school immediately launched a code red lock-down procedure. they were evacuated without incident. >> skylor wilson was inside the school. i was feeling relief that there was no shooting or guns involved 678 i was just very thankful that the school handed this well and i got out safe. >> paul tim implemented security. >> there's two times we know if emergency procedures work. one is during the emergency, an unfortunate time to find out if they don't, and the other is if we practice.
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the district is practicing the drills. as a result they are ready. it's a tough balance whilst maintaining a semblance of a working environment. we are looking at better ways to keep the student safe. we know when they are safe, they'll learn. >> it's a lesson in safety. >> and the moment of silence apt the white house of president obama and the sandy hook victims that will take place in three hours. it was an hour and 15 minutes. the white house says a missing american last seen in iran was not a government employee. bob levinson vanished in 2007 pt earlier reports said he was on a business trip. the washington post reported that he was a contractor for the c.i.a. randall pinkston has more. >> it's almost 7 years since bob
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levinson disappeared. he's, in the eyes of some, the longest held hostage in history. his family received a video in 2011. >> i'm not in good health. i'm running out of diabetes medicine. i have been treated well. i need the help the united states government. >> in the past three years there's nothing no confirm he is alive. he was on a business trip to an iranian island. associated press now reports that he was on a trip to iran for the c.i.a. secretary of state john kerry would not confirm he was spying but urged iran to provide details. >> i don't have any comment whatsoever on the condition with
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respect to employment or any other issue, except to sigh we raised the issue of his whereabouts on a continuous basis. i personally raised it with the iranians in the course of our discussions and we'll continue to seek his release and return to the united states. >> associated press says the c.i.a. paid the bob levinson family $2.5 million to avoid a public lawsuit and says the c.i.a. disciplined 10 analysts. >> in a knew statement the bob levinson family says:
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>> the iranians insist they don't know where bob levinson is, and there's no evidence that these in their country. the video was sent from a pakistani cafe. then the trail goes cold. the u.s. offered $1 million for information for his safe return. that has taken investigators no closer to finding him. >> iran is holding two americans. u.s. marine on charges of spying and an american pastor in prison for his christian faith. >> we are seeing snowy scenes across the midwest, and the north-east. snow will pile up. it will be heading to the east as we get through the next 24-36 hours, so certainly something we have to be onguard for. across the midwest. we'll see improving conditions,
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but not until later in the day. some areas out in the suburbs picked up 5 inches of snow. winter weather advisories will drop off later. into indianapolis, indiana a storm warning. could pick up to three inches of snow. new england, the storm warning from maine down to pennsylvania. more of a wintry mix. more of that starting off as rain as we head through the day. here is a look at what we are expecting. light to moderate showers. up to manhattan. late this evening snow will pick up in intensity. from the south as well as just off the atlantic coastline, 6-12 inches can't be ruled out. some areas topping a foot. 3-6 inches around newark.
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mainly light snow showers coming in. we'll see it pick up. here is a look at the time line. as we get into the lunch hour snow. we'll see it piling up there. conditions will go downhill throughout the day. it will be dicey. >> congress steps in in the military and why a growing number of male victims are coming out of the shadows. >> two cultures on the verge of an important step in the quest for dual citizenship. >> and china set to touch down on the moon.
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good morning. welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. congress and the pentagon make progress on a pressing issue - sexual assaults in the military. first the temperatures across the county.
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>> eboni dean has the details. i do know it's cold. i know that. >> it's definitely cold. not everyone getting in on the chill as you head to florida. i know, i wish i was there, for sure. we'll see temperatures. i want to show you a sneak peek. 60, and mid 70s to the miami area, where temperatures top no the 80s. into the north-east we deal with the cold air. single digits and teams. 10 degrees with 30 degrees in chicago. mid 40s around memphis. 37 at d.c. we are a few degrees above the freezing point. once the moisture comes in we are expecting a rain-snow mix. in new york 27 degrees. temperatures not expected to move. highs around 30. >> that's so warm. >> right. thank you.
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>> all right. congress is focussing on a crisis in the military. sexual assaults. a new rule will inhibit demanders tossing out connections. reports of sexual assaults increased 46%. in most cases the ones you hear about are women. but many are mep. >> why do you come to the forest here? >> it's a place to reflect, and a place to escape my anxious little world for 15 minutes or an hour. >> debilitating memories of mike scott's time in the u.s. military haunt him a deccate after a dishonourable discharge. he said a soldier sexually assaulted him in 1998. >> i wasn't protected. that's the toughest betrayal. i feel betrayed bit the government and the military.
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>> there are nearly 6-times more men than women in the military. females are more likely to be targeted. according to a 2012 department of defense survey 14,000 active duty servicemen faced unwanted contact in the last year, compared to 12,000 women. the numbers don't reflect how many decades of assault are kept district. this man stayed silent for 15 years. >> i was sod omized and penetrated and i did not report that rape because i was protecting my career. >> dr carol o'brien helped develop the first va treatment center for male victims of sexual assault. it took a lot for men to report. men were worried if they were sexually assaulted.
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they would say, "you must be gay. many service members blamed the macho culture. >> there's a lot of people in the military thinking it's good to have people without empathy and the ranks. they think it makes the military tough. >> the department of defense rejects the claim and is working towards a military culture where sexual behaviours are not tolerated or ignored. might says the military must upd go changes to prevent future assaults. he's undergoing his own transformation on the road to wellness. >> another proposed change.
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an independent council assigned to advocate for each victim. there's no tangible signs. a deal to resolve the conflict is possibly pap. kerry visited the region. obama administration got them to agree to nine months of negotiations. half have been freed. john kerry says israel will release more later this month. germany is rolling out a welcome mat. the government has a plan to allow dual sit zns. as barnaby phillips supports it's seen as unwelcome. >> in berlin, this man is a tailor. as he has done since he came from turkey more than 40 years ago. he had to gif up a turkish
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passport to become german. that hurts him. >> my roots are my roots. i'll always be nostalgic. i don't under why it should bother the government if someone belongs to two countries. >> the turkish came in the '60s, and '70s. labour for germany's post-war economic miracle. the assumes was that the workers would go home. most stayed and have been given greater rights in germany. now they are on the verge of another important step forward. a new grand coalition will allow children of immigrants to hold duel citizenship. until now most had to choose whether to become german or take the original nationality of their parents. for germany's turkish minority this is a significant change.
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also we met a lawyer who helped to negotiate this deal. >> i was appreciate if the germans would say, "yes, you are allowed to have dual sit significantship." at the statement a reconciliation with turkey, it could be a respectful thing to do. >> not everyone is happy. outside the headquarters a demonstration by some in the turkish community saying the new law is a messy compromise because it won't help people aged over 23 who had to choose their citizenship. >> i belong to both culture and want to have them. i should have rights. it's the right thing. >> the spd say the changes will help integrate minorities.
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for now everywhere has to wait to see if the party members voted yes to a grand coalition. >> conservatives opposed allowing people born in germany to hold german citizenship. gun violence in america, the rising death toll from guns and a year in the united states. >> mission to the moon - china set to make its final approach. . >> i'm john henry smith, it's america's game, army versus navy. it's happening today. a preview coming up in sports. cz
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>> welcome back, i'm richelle carey. these are the top story. >> nelson mandela returns to qunu. earlier his body arrived at the
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airport where families and dignitaries were on hand as the beside the body as it was loaded on to the hearse. >> most of new england will be blanketed with snow. some people getting a foot of snow. the storm expected to last the weekend. winter storms alerts are in effect. >> a shooting in colorado left one dead. 18-year-old carl pearson shot a 15-year-old girl and turned the gun on himself. it's believed the gunman was targetting a teacher. it was a year ago today that adam lanza went into sandy hook elementary school and killed 20 children and six adults. instead of going down, gun
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violence has rich. >> the question - how many people have been killed since newtown - issive to answer. slate magazine collected data by crowd sourcing gun deaths. using twitter they come piled a list of people killed by guns. combining that date they predict as of today roughly 11,610 people have been killed by gun homicide. newtown shootings prompted groups to push for gun control measures. meaning raising money and lobbying. the gun control groups raised 5-times more lobbying money. of the $1.6 million gun control groups raised for lobbying was chump change. compared to $12.2 million. lobbying spending for gun rights
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in columbine and sandy hook. much of that lobbying money pushed for passing laws in state legislatures around the country. in a burst of action, every state passed at least one gun law. of the 1500 state gun bills introduced, 109 were signed into law. 70 of those enacted laws loosened gun restrictions. 39 tight end restrictions. most of the bills were approved in states controlled by republican legislatures. after the sandy hook shootings there was a flurry of talk restricting gun use. the data shows differently. the number of gun whom sides in america has gone up. laws have been passed since the shooting. but they expand rather than
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restrict the rights of owners. >> this was a member of the the white apartheid regime. as the former foreign minister he spent much of the time justifying the policies. as a liberal he fought the policy externally and internally. morgan radford sat with the man as he reflects on the passing of nelson mandela. >> is there anything you regret or feel like you could have done differently? >> i think the national party should have woken earlier. i'm grateful for nelson mandela's forgiveness. so this i regret that we did not do so earlier. i'm also grateful that he lived and had the capacity not to
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stand in his way, to take our hand and together march forward. >> when did your relationship with nelson mandela become personality? >> i think right at the first meeting. he is recounting of our history was correct factually correct. his quest to us, why you have suffered so much in the colonialism, why would eventual i you succeed in emerging from your misery, did you not then reach your fellow black south africans who also suffered like you on the colonial rule. you can't escape a question like that in your conscience. it's not going away. >> did it ever go away?
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>> no, it didn't. it is - you know, it's staying there and eventually it lib rates you in the sense that you realise that i was not the only one in the party that felt the country could have a black president. >> you mentioned a concept guilt. each though you weren't an offender, did you feel guilt being associated in it. >> to us, in the early days, during the time of his trial, he was regarded as a terrorist, a communist, which he never was. >> do you think south africa is living up to madeba's legacy. >> we analysed what were the essential parts of his legacy. why is it that he's really honoured.
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he brought together enemies. his words to me "it we continue nelson mandela's funeral live on al jazeera. that will begin at 2am sunday morning. here on al jazeera america. >> the heaviest snow storm in 60 years hit the middle east , creating havoc and misery. especially thousands of refugees. syrian refugees struggle to keep the snow off their doorsteps
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and out of this home. these people have no coats, proper shoes or socks. 11-year-old asam says there's not a heater inside his family tent, just a few blankets to wrap themselves with at night. >> aid agencies tried to alleviate suffering, offering blank et cetera and rations. it's hardly enough to fight the worst snow storm. senna is 5-month-pregnant and her 11-month-old has diarrhoea. he's been coughing for a week. >> the international community has not delivered on pledges to help lebon children. only half the money promised has been given. and alone they cannot meed the
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needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees. >> it's hard for the newcomers who are not registered as refugees and not entitled to help. >> this woman came with her husband and three children. her eldest son is 14 years old and is trau.ized. he was so cold he started crying, wanting to go back to syria, our old home. it is already destroyed by the war. >> winter has just begun and the snow is not likely to melt away soon. >> unlike other neighbouring countries, there's no established refugee camps. people are finding shelter wherever they can. >> a new report by the world health organization's cancer research agency found a rise in global breast cancer diagnosis and death, outpacing global
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rates. from 2008 to 2012 breast cancer increased by 20%. mortality by 14%. by contrast over the same time period global cancer incidents are up 11%. cancer related deaths increased by 8%. joining her to offer perspective, ms brinker. >> you are the person to call when numbers like this come out. it bears repeating 20% increase from 2008 to 2012. what is your reaction? >> it's start lipping, alarming. it motivates to us do what we need to do, apply what we know. much is due to ageing. which happiness, of course, with breast cancer. a lot is due to lack of access
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to care. sometimes simple things. for example. in sub-saharan africa where we have pink ribbon, red ribbon programs, what is stunning that adding the breast cancer and cervical education peace on to the platforms addressing aids, and joining five organizations, we have been able to make st stunning proez. we want to invest in transportation, getting people to clippics. it's tragic. what it means is $8.2 million cancer-related deaths. compared with 12. million dyeing novembers. and 7.6 million - that's how much it's gron. by 2025 we expect 19 million
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cases. it's huge. we are really focussing a lot of time and money on this. we invested 80 million. when you say it's about access. the first thing that makes you think is low-income people are not getting the access. >> it's not always low income. >> sometimes it's peel that are not treated properly. biopsies that take too long in many contends. it's a question of stabilizing leaders. making an investment in this. the united states can't carry this alone. we need countries and people to invest in this, and the government around the world to take this seriously. this will create a vacuum of leadership among women so productivity can decline. breast cancer strikes women in
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productive years - mothers, women, employees, and can affect men. >> how preventible are breast cabser and cervical cancer. critic critical. 7 in the united states mort ate rates are low. simply isn't a problem with the vaccine that we have now. with early detction and treatment. into we have a number how much more women in sub-saharan africa are effected compared to america. >> exactly, we are addressing it in pink ribbon, red ribbon. if the cervical cancer is early, we can cure them. we have a lot to do and need
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people to help us. we thing you for focussing on this. >> we need to do it now. >> thank you for coming in. founder of the breast cancer foundation. a call to action. >> john henry smith is here with sport. speaking of action a lot going on today. starting with a serious story. >> absolutely, florida state quarterback jameis winston is expected to run away with the heisman trophy. friday the attorney for the woman who accused him of sexual assault said the police focussed on investigating the accuser rather than the accused and focussed in on reports and information left out of the public. >> information from the description of medication given for pain. it does not include a circle
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saying follow up with family, or clinical impression sexual all the assault. muscle strain lumbar and lower extremities. all of those notations are absent from the medical document, the identical time except for the omissions, the same document. >> carol says her client is not planning to file a civil suit, and that the attorney-general of florida should conduct an independent investigation into the case and how it was handled by the police department. jameis winston had this reaction to friday's developments. >> i have no idea about what is going down there. i know that i did nothing wrong and m looking forward to enjoying myself in new york. my family is smiling. i have a smile on my face. i'm glad it is over.
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>> he's here for the heisman trophy presentation. >> he looks great for his age 62-year-old nick saban says he's too old to start over. the 4-time coach agreed to a multi year extension to remain the coach of crimson tie. he'll get around a $2 million per season raise. >> barack obama -- alabama fans - in the one day goes buy with a navy indicate doesn't hollar, "bet army", and army, "beat navy", they meet for the 100th time. >> on paper it doesn't appear to be a battle. 7-4 navy, and an army team posting three wins.
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this long of this standing rivalry is more than an athletic context. it features two teams, army versus navy. it's played with pride. >> for the love of the game. great americans. they have two schools with a tonne of respect, trying to bet theme this football. >> there's a lot of hype. people get excited. especially in bancroft hall. it's a challenge for the guys on the tam. >> there is an added level of emotion because it is the army-navy game, like we'd have with air force. it doesn't affect us in a negative way. it gives us an energy boost. have you to relax and tell guys it's a football game. as much as the emotions of the game, our biggest emphasis is playing between the white lines. >> records don't matter with matters like this.
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they'll come out ready to play. both teams will play hard. >> the navy dominated the rivalry, winning 11-straight games. while players and coach try to block out the distraction. the black nights relish the thought of ending the seen on a high note. >> yesterday i had a team-mate walking into the locker room. i asked how are you doing. he said, "ready to change history", i said, "i like the way you thing." that encapsulates the way we want to the approach the game. >> adds fuel to the fire. the guys want to end it and prove that army needed to take the reins back in this rivalry. >> it's another game for us. that's how we have to look at it. if we put on the pressure, there'll be no way to pull out the victory. if we go in with the attitude it's the next game, last for the seniors, we'll have a chance. >> whether army snaps a streak
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or navy continues its dominance, the clash between the best and brightest will add a chapter to sports rivalry and its most respected. >> that's sports at this hour. >> great game for sure. the broadway hit - it may be too kinky for some. the message of the tony award musical "kinky boots" is drawing in the crowd.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. just ahead the controversial broadway play drawing in the crowd despite the content. first eboni dean with the forecast. >> conditions will go downhill across the north-east. improving whether across the midwest where we have seep our fair share of snow. here is a look at the area of low pressure, moving to the east
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end. we are seeing the snow showers winding up as a result. throughout the day improving conditions. snow is starting in the north-east. >> about 30 minutes ago china's lunar mission changi 3 landed on the moon's surface. it could spoil the results of an american mission. >> the delicate ask of bridging a 1200 kill the moon's surface. if successful it will be a break through moment. around 50km above the surface there's a lunor mission. for the last month it's studied dust and the lunar atmosphere. there are fears the landing could jeopardise the mission. >> we are contaminating the fuel
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or the spacecraft that is landing. they say that will be spoiling the experiment of nasa. >> other skype tists suggest the mission is a gift to help the americans, a commons to track a real-life landing. >> they can see the before and after and watch and see how long it takes for the dust to settle out. and for the exhaust fumes to dissipate. it provide the americans with a nice test. >> the lack of coordination between the two missions represents a proceeder mistrust between the u.s. and china. china has not been involved in the international space station and has plans to build its own. add to this new laws in the u.s. intended to prevent spying that stopped nasa fund used to collaborate with china.
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>> the chinese space exploration develop. both countries will benefit. >> more than 40 years ago american astronauts explored the moon. now the focus is on china's lunar rover. fitted with ground radar. what mineral rawses it find will be of interest to china and the americans. >> a popular broadway musical has new critics after being featured in macey's thanksgiving day parade. is there any such thing as bad publicity. >> it's playful and updat. it's the tony award winner, about a young man's whose shoe factory is saved about a drag queen who needs quirky boots.
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>> it's a story about two unlikely people finding the human connection. >> this holiday season the broadway music at "kinky boots" kicked up controversy. they performed at the macey's thanksgiving day parade. some from homophobic. tweets such as these:. >> it's hard not to want to fire back when people say hateful things. it's a knee-jerk reaction, you want to stand up for the message of the snow. >> they called me something that was doubly racist. all black drag queens do not look alie. >> the cast had a response. >> we went shopping in full drag
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in the men's department in the finale costumes. >> on black friday. into i call it solidarity shopping spree with macy's. >> broad way shows have a message, sometimes with controver controversy. when they do, business gets a boost. >> there is a bump in ticket sales. in that way the controversy boomeranged in the opposite direction. this month it smashed box office records, grossing nearly $2 million in a week. >> if that publicity helped, great. >> bring it. >> and shows how social media can bring in a new audience. >> the compete kigs -- competition can happen in any
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way. >> the "kinky boots" stars say the reason is a good reason to keep the message alive m of. >> the lyric is pursue the truth, learn something new. >> respect yourself and you'll respect others too. let love shine, let pride be your guide. you change the world when you change your mind. >> ♪ everybody say yeah, yeah >> the same lyrics they sang on national information. >> and that will do it for this edition of al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. thank you for joining us. another update after the break. keep it here.
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