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a is. >> inside syria details of the devastating week in aleppo, and robot rest accuse, how robots
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could replace man. in disasters, the robot olympics. >> president obama and the first family now in mid flight, leaving washington behind for two and a half weeks for a vacation in hawaii. before leaving, president obama spoke to reporters about a variety of issues. the nsa spy scandal, the troubled health care rollout and the nuclear talks with iran. mike viqueria is with me. interesting exchanges with reporters today. >> there are john. the president had the tone of putting 2013 in the rear view. but he also insists that 2014, things are looking up. with calls for reform coming from the courts and some of his own advisors, president obama
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defended the nsa's collection of millions of phone records. but for the first time he left the door open for a different configuration. >> whatever might be outweighed about concerns on the potential abuse. if that's the case, there may be another way of skinning the cat. >> asked whether a plea deal could be gotten from edward snowden, president obama chose his words carefully. >> it is important to understand that this has done unnecessary damage to u.s. intelligence capabilities and u.s. diplomacy. >> on iran: the president came out against a push for new sanctions. leading democrats have defied the white house, joining republicans to tighten the screws. president obama insisted to give
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his plan a chance. >> what i've said to republicans and democrats, is there's no need for new sanctions legislation. not yet. >> the focus on reporters was an hope to end 2013 on a positive note. his approval rating sinking to 40% in november, before rebounding slightly, the botched health care rollout for mr. obama admitted blame. >> since i'm responsible, we obviously screwed it up. >> chided reporters for writing him off. >> i think this room has recorded nearly 15 near death experiences. >> newly passed budget the president sees hope for the new deals in the coming year. >> hopefully, folks have learned their lesson in terms of
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brirks brinkmanship at the end of the year. >> he boarded air force 1 for 17 days in hawaii. john, at the top of the press conference, the president sought to accentuate the positive, gdp growing, unemployment going down. he had a announcement about the troubled website, healthcare --, three million by the first of the year and 7 million by april 1st, one million is a long way to go, john. >> what about the so-called individual mandate? >> this was another point of controversy. late last night, the government
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announced that individuals didn't need the individual mandate. the president said if you liked your insurance, you can keep your insurance. he appeared and apologized for that. the lie of the year. four days before the deadline if you are going to get insurance before january 1st, if you lost your insurance, you don't have to have insurance until a later date. john. >> mike viqueria, thank you. a big step forward for janet yellen. the senate pushed her nomination through with a procedural vote. yellen was picked to replace ben bernanke when he leaves next month. senator harry reid after a sers of tests and a period of
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observation, doctors diagnosed reid with exhaustion. a hat-trick for the dow. third in a row, investors excited about better than expected economic figures. i asked ali velshi what they really mean. >> the gdp is an initial estimate, then it revises the figure two more time. such a big measure you got to do it a few more times to get the correct picture. the government said the economy grew by 2.8%, then raised to 3.6%, largely based on inventory spending by businesses. we now know the economy rose from 4.1%. 41 is cooking with gas! >> what's driving the gains? >> well, here's the better part because you can drive gdp for a lot of reasons but this one is
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actually driven by consumer spending which is good news. because as you know, two-thirds of our economic output comes from consumer spending. so it's coming from the right place. >> some analysts have been worried about whether companies have too much inventory. what do you think? >> this is one of the reasons you ask goose gdp. companies start buying stock to keep them on their shelves that boost gdp, but doesn't mean people are doing anything. that is what we were concerned about, that third quarter gdp was because companies were stocking up asking opposed to buying things. growth could suffer in the final months of the year, the months that we're in right now unless americans do get out and shop more over the holiday season to get that inventory off of the shelves. but however you speak of it, the consumer spending is what boosted that gdp number and the consumer confidence, better than we thought and it's probably a pretty good sign. >> even before these numbers
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there were questions about growth next year. what's the outline now? >> the consistent growth over next year makes the case that 2014 should be okay. some people think it will are slower in 2014 than it is now. we're going to get a sense of how the last three months of last year did, when we get the estimates of the fourth quarter which comes out on january 20th. we're going to be holding, was it still strong? if it ended the year as strongly that bodes well for 2014. if we ended you it more weamly, then we'll have a slower year than 2014. if we're in the two to 4% gdp range that's healthy. either way we are in better shape than we thought we would be. >> ali velshi, thank you. >> my pleasure john. >> retail stores will stay open for 100 straight hours, macy's,
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kmart and coals. kohl's. they hope those last minute hours will provide spenders with last minute gifts. but below freezing temperatures and snow slowed retailers in kansas, meanwhile, severe weather has already broken out across mississippi. kevin corriveau is here to tell us more about that. kevin. >> that's right john. we knew it was going to be an absolutely bad weekend, but starting a little bit earlier we already have a tornado touchdown across mississippi, look how the rain and ice has developed across texas and oklahoma. major problem, most of oklahoma is seeing an ice problem. oklahoma city has ice in it right now. driving is a very bad situation right there. now i want to show you where that tornado came down. that was just in the last several hours. here we are, mississippi, pretty
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far away from all those other storms. the reason being is we have very unstable air across the region. tomorrow is going to be an extremely bad day. i'm going oget to that in just a minute. look at the warnings and advisor advisories. encompassing most of tomorrow, that's where we're going osee that weather, damaging winds, we're talking about hail and we're talking about toarnsdz. we've already seen a tornado today, anywhere from louisiana, arkansas, mississippi mississippi, towards kentucky, going to be a major problem, major issue there and also a lot of snow right behind this front. more in this later along in the show. john. fighting continues despite an international peace conference scheduled for next month. aerial bombardments in oirption stronaccordingto them the govert
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good afternoon sunday and at least 100 were killed in the first three days. senior ung officials, the united states and russia good afternoon a series of meetings in geneva today, the goal to put an end to syria's two year civil war. negotiations between assad's government will start next month. representatives from 30 nations are expected to participate. the commander of syria's rebel backed force, heading rift in next month's peace talks. some faction he have vowed to sideline those talks. the u.n. arab league syria envoy says iran's participation remains up in the air. syria's participation is also
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against iran involvement. one of a handful of joirnlt, we use her first name and obscure her identity, she told me the refugee camps are bracing for a bitter winter. >> they are facing a very bitter winter. in lebanon in particular, things are particularly difficult because they face a backlash from the local population. last month, lebanese set ablaze the tent of syrian refugees just because they thought someone from the refugee camp had assaulted one of their own. this just gives you an idea of the tensions in lebanon which you know where there are over 800,00800,000 syrians registeres refugees not counting the many
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thousands of syrians who are displaced outside much lebanon and pay exorbitant rents in beirut city. >> the this is a more difficult time than it was for the refugees in the summer, i guess. >> for three years we've heard of the dire situation and it just keeps getting worse. there's no end in site. >> -- sight. >> teleme about aleppo. talk about the tactics that were used. >> well, this is the first day of ongoing aerial bombardment. the government uses helicopters and they throw barrel bombs from the helicopters. barrel bombs are very crude. they're what's called dumb bombs, you can't aim them right. the government helicopters just drop them over rebel-held areas where they are usually civilians still living in those areas. you know people who have not
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been able to escape or people who haven't really -- who don't have any other place to go. so they've stayed home. and these bombs kill them indiscriminately. >> and a number of children were killed in those attacks as well. >> dozens of children have been killed. this unfortunately has become a you know a common result every time there is a government aerial bombardment because the bombardment is so indiscriminate and because sifnlings -- sirchls continusirchls -- civilians cono live in rebel held tear -- continue to live in rel held territory. some people say it's a last minute push before the upcoming talks in geneva. the syrian government you know appears to be acting with some
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confidence that has maybe finally convinced the world community that the only alternative to the assad regime or you know islamists and terrorists and therefore everyone should get on board and accept the assad regime, this might be you know a very aggressive push against rebels in aleppo in the hopes of undermining them. >> not only were children killed in aleppo but also during the civil war, as many as 11,000 children have been killed. you've seen them, what's the impact of war on these families and their children? >> if you walk around the streets of beirut or damascus or many parts of syria you see a lot of children who appear to be only recently descend sendeded e
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middle class. they have good teeth, they have a relatively good build. it's very clear that it's only been in the last year or two that they've become homeless, that they're going hungry, that they're going dirty. they're well spoken so you know they've had schooling but now they're no longer in school you know and they roam the streets. many of them are orphans, there are not a lot of services that take care of them in lebanon or even in syria. so it's tragedy, really very difficult -- it's beyond words and we won't know the effects of it for years to come. >> that's rasha who's reporting from syria. now the situation in south sudan is deteriorating and the u.n. expressing what it calls grave loorm. two indian peace keepers were killed, president bakir promised
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to hold talks with his rival. the government is blaming an attempted coup by the former vp. thousands of civilians are still looking to the u.n. for protection. aruhm amounttassa reports. >> this woman is angry because the food she has been given is not enough. >> they told us there would be food but that's not true. they said we would get help. i'm angry, frustrated. >> estimates 5,000 people living here, families who are too scared and traumatized to go home. egar is the current president. he's visiting telling them to go home. he says guba is safe. the president accuses of planning a coup.
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>> only that place is like a under control, just just take it and flush him out. >> the united nations paints a slightly different picture. it says 35,000 people are still hiding out in its bases in 6 of the 10 states. juba is relative quiet now. but some of those injured during days of fighting are still recovering in hospital. officials say they battle to cope first but now things seem under control. >> because the nature of the exat, different from shop at night and shot during the day. at night they were shot in the back which people were running. most of the injuries were in the back. in the morning they were all in the front legs thighs chest others on the head which means these were combat, those were
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the time of injuries. most of the fatal injuries were those of the chest and the head. >> locals in the capital juba says if the crisis escalates they have nowhere to run to. hari matasa, al jazeera, juba. >> federal judge strikes down utah's ban on gay marriage. and target offers customers an ol of branch in the wake of a massive hack scam.
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>> a psychiatric tri for gay rights advocates in utah. a federal judge there says the same sex ban is unconstitutional. robert j. shelby, u.s. district judge, says the constitution denies same sex couples the right to marry. accordingly, the court findings these laws are unconstitutional.
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salt lake city has already started to are issue licenses to gay couples. >> target is attempting to heal the breach. between november 27th and december 15th. target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts were exrosmsed. meanwhile target ceo issued an apology on the website. we feel they should not be held responsible for any credit or debit fraud. the company will offer all customers a 10% discount on purchases this weekend. the next time there's a natural disaster, robots may be coming to the rescue. in fact there's a robot olympics right now, and machines are running the robots through
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different crises scenarios. the prize some $2 million. jacob ward introduces us to the people and the machines vying for that prize. >> this weekend, robots are coming to saver you or at least they're going to try. they're driving vehicles, climbing ladders and cutting through walls as part of a sort of robot olympics run by darpa, and it's also some day a machine like these can rescue you and me. big industrial disasters often result in a situation where humans need to charge in and fix things but where doing so is suicide. the nuclear emergency at fukushima is an example. the idea in this competition is to develop robots to send in our place, ones that can use the same vehicles, doorways and tools that human rescuers might. the robots will try to complete eight tasks this weekend.
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tirts first time these teams played up of universities and companies have ever attempted to build a robot so complex. they have been given a long time. a full half hour to achieve these as th these task tasks. they are in charge of really insane research projects. the most insane one once upon a time was the concept of a computer network that could somehow survive a nuclear attack. that idea became the internet. then we wound up with google's self-driving car. the agency bets big on weird, valuable ideas and the theory here is that robots are the next one. the winner will receive millions in darpa funding and a year from now the teams will try it again
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at full speed. at that point the technology may be ready for building robots that serve food, assist the elderly or build houses not to mention ones that could save us when we need it most. just because these robots are intended for a human environment doesn't mean they have to look human. i'm here with brett kennedy who is the head of jpl's row bol's t simean team. >> we are seeing the very primitive robot rescuers that you and i could be depending on in the future. >> that is jake ward reporting from miami. howe to fix america's schools, m. knight shamylan is
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out with a book called i got schooled. in it, he closes the education gap between inner city schools and white suburban schools. >> you always say, america is behind in education, compared to all the countries, technically we're a little bit behind poland and a little bit ahead of lichtenstein. that's where we end up in the list. that's not really right. the truth is bizarrely black and white, if you pulled out the inner city schools out and put every public school in the united states, we lead the world in public school education by a lot. and what's interesting is, we always think about finland, right? well finland is mainly white kids right? they teach their white kids really well.
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but guess what? we teach our white kids even better. white kids are getting the best education on the planet, that's the fact. >> his talk is on to be to al jazeera, on sunday night at 7:00. if you are an insurance company in this country this is the growth opportunity. >> with the deadline approaching, the obama administration spends big bucks for health care.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm john siegenthaler. here are our top stories. south sudan violence. the united nations says there are 34,000 people desperate to escape the growing violence in the african cub. the u.s. has carried out 5 does flights, troops have been sent there to protect american interests. consumer spending is stronger than expected, stocks finished the week in record or territory. >> and hawaii bound, the first family leaves for a vacation in hawaii. the president says 2014 could be a break through year for america. the president made that statement during a final press conference in washington, d.c. today, data collection programs and rocky rollout of the health
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care website. president obama called that the biggest mistake of the year. >> the fact was, it didn't happen in the first month, first six weeks. since i am in charge, obviously we screwed it up. i have said this before this is a messy process. people say yeah, it's really messy and b, isn't the fact that it's been so mess 80 some indication that there are more fundamental problems with the law? and i guess what i'd say to athat chuck is when you try to do something this big affecting this many people, it's going to be hard. >> well, monday is the deadline to sign up on the obamacare exchanges if you want to be covered by january 1st. with that in mind insurance companies are spending tens of millions of dollars to unleech an advertising blitz to attract
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new customers. david ariosto has the story. >> i've been riding all my life. >> motorcyclists like this guy need sthurn insurance too. they offer protection and maybe a little piece of mind. >> to go forward, sometimes you have to go back. to a time when you were braver than you even knew. >> with 30 million potential new customers created under the health law, insurance companies are expected to shell out half a billion dollars next year on tv advertising alone. >> insurance companies see opportunity in the potentially millions of new customers. and if you're an insurance company in this country, this is your growth opportunity. >> reporter: insurers and health
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care agencies, compared to $216 million spent in all of last year, creating a new revenue boon for broadcasters. >> we're seeing volumes right now in the tune of $5 million aday. >> wellpoint alone expels to spend $1 billion in advertising next year. so what do they expect? >> the 51 state exchanges will generate about $210 billion in premium revenue from approximately 25 million customers. and the vast majority of that revenue is new revenue. >> reporter: that 210 billion in annual revenue. but to reach those new customers insurers will have to attract a relative new type of client. the self-ensured. >> -- insured.
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>> the strategies are all directed around the individual. they want to talk to why they serve them better than the competition. >> whether was the last time you felt free? >> insurers like blue cross blue shield make their product more attractive to described customers. a survey found that 60% of their insurers are selling their product on the exchanges, while it's not clear how many states insurers were participate in, that hasn't stopped the coming flood of commercials. david ariosto, al jazeera, new york. >> brain trauma in sports, for several years it's been a concern for football players. now it's gone beyond the gridiron to downhill skiing. ross shimabuku is here with the latest. this is a great idea.
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>> yes for the past four years, a company called diones ervetios worked on a air bag for skiers. there is a chip in the jacket that records the speed, angular rotation and other information. the big problem is, they haven't figured out when a racer actually loses control. there are six racers that are testing the air bag, four of whom are testing the dionese, sasha verek says taking other sports and applying it to skiing, he would go on to encourage his racers to use the air bags. there is a similar air bag in place regarding motorcycle
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racing in 2009. they had a chip in the biotic, very similar when the body falls off the bag the air bag inflates. the big problem with the skiers is you can't tell when the player loses control. >> i've seen it in bietion cals as well. -- bicycles as well. >> right now they're putting these orange banners up on the course to kind of signify when there's sort of trickier part of the course. the bottom line is, this is a high risk sport, there are some parts you fall and can't protect the knee. they are going to provide the air bag to protect from head trauma. when i fly down the market it's like the yard sale at the end of i.t. >> you go that fast? >> no, i'm in the greens. >> sorry.
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>> we call it veterans voices. for many returning vets the road home is long and tiresome. but if the journey includes a stop in detroit they're in for a very pleasant surprise. david hawkins has the story. >> it may not be as fancy as the first class lounge but it's a players for welcome and comfort, the freedom center at the detroit metropolitan area, a place where veterans and their families can rest before flights. there's free food and wifi, comfortable chairs, bunk beds for the weary. >> it's a nice refreshing break. >> she is on the way home for the holidays, with a six hour layover. >> trying to get a hotel room for a few hours. that doesn't make any sense. >> my plane got pushed back two hours so it's nice to be able to come relax get something to eat. >> christmas didn't become a
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national holiday until after the u.s. civil war in 1870. in part to reunite a divided nation with a message of peace and goodwill. it is a time to reunite with their families. >> i haven't been home since boot camp and it was just for a weekend and everybody is pretty excited to see me. >> some sadly are headed in the other direction. sergeant maxim mo montoya is hed back after attending his father's funeral. >> i was late in the first place. >> in detroit over the past 40 years, we've evolved into this great crossroads of air travel. and so there are literally hundreds if not thousands of military personnel transiting this airport. >> more than 80,000 people have visited the freedom center.
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>> a place like this is great for morale. i know i haven't slept for a couple of days actually, it is nice ocome back here kickback relax. >> this is exactly what this place is for, to provide rest and relaxation for people who have served or are serving their country. joie chen is standing by to tell us what's coming up on america tonight, at the top of the hour. joie. >> an under reported story, al jazeera's exclusive stories, death in prison. tonight we continue to break the silence of broken promises, so many long unheard reports about abuse, humiliation, especially for those whose disabilities make any communication challenging. the al jazeera investigative unit spent years developing sources for the challenged in
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prison. also we are going to look at what guarantees are made to guarantee hearing impairment and other disabilities. new york state is one of the very few states who make accommodation for the death, although it took a class action lawsuit to do so. more changes in america's prisons. groundbreaking reporting, coming up at the top of the hour john. >> thanks joie very much. uganda, proposal calls for life sentences for people convicted of gay sex and someone who's hiv positive or a minor or carrying out repeat offenses between consenting adults. when the bill was first introduced four years ago, it carried a death penalty. the legislation won't become law until the president signs it. in spain hundreds of people took to the streets of madrid to protest against a new abortion law, that would allow abortion
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only in cases of rape or when there's a serious health risk to the mother or fetus. spain's previous government made abortion widely legal only three years ago ago. officially pardoned today by president vladimir putin, mikha lirvetiomikhail cortofski. john 10th has the story. >> he has been in jail on corruption charges. as of thursday, kortikofski, who has changed his case to political dissident, applied to president putin for release and to most people's surprise was granted it.
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kotokofski said, i'd like to thank you for the support you have provided to me. president putin didn't stop with him, in a surprise announcement he said he would pardon at least 20,000 prisoners including the pussy riot, saucy antiputin protest in church. the members of greenpeace were taken into cut after a protest on the arctic ocean. what's the reason for this? putin has got one eye on the winter olympics and the bad publicity he has been receiving over russia's attitude towards gay athletes. >> i think it's a strange this
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is a showcase for his presidency. >> slated for release in just a couple of months. kortokofski still has plenty of money and power. >> he could potentially use that money to run political campaigns from abroad but i don't think he would be as naive as he was in 2003 when he took on putin and he thought because he was so wealthy he could actually take on the kremlin and the russian state. >> whatever the reason for putin's change of heart, it has garnered him positive substantiation. the eyes of the world will be focused on sochi. john terrett, al jazeera. >> killing a local mayor of a town in the southern philippines and also killing three other people, the shooting created chaos in the capital of manila.
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police believe the mayor was the target of the attack. local media said he had 72 iived -- survived two previous attempts on his life. canadian court making aa surprising ruling. looking through at the world through an 8-year-old's eyes.
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>> we are lookings at some very active weather across most of the south as well, for texas circulation over here towards mississippi where earlier they saw actually tornado watches in effect. you ask see on the satellite we have a lot of rain and a lot of mixed precipitation, especially going up towards oklahoma. this will continue, right now there are no delays at dallas airport, so that is some good news but we could be seeing some major displays tomorrow because this is what our forecast map looks like. we are going to have a severe weather outbreak tomorrow, all the way from the gulf coast to the ohio river valley, gusty winds, large hail as well as the potential of tornadoes in this region. back behind this front, here is the front can you see here, we're looking at quite a bit of snow that's in parts of kansas up near iowa. it's going to be a big flying day, big travel day and we're
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dealing with the mess right here. down towards the south you can see all that rain, temperatures well above average. tomorrow atlanta 74°, we're looking at savannah at 76 and orlando 83.
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>> prostitution laws and constitutional rights, canada's supreme court ruled today that certain laws that target sex workers may actually be putting them at risk. >> this is not the ruling on the legality of prostitution. it was a ruling whether the restrictions imposed on prostitution which is legal in can't, were enin ening -- endang
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the workers which they are. the plaintiffs argue that means they will be able to take the security precautions need for a safe working environment. >> this is the firsts time in canadian history that sex workers are truly persons, we are truly citizens of this country. and now we can work in our legal occupation, in a legal manner. >> but the laws remain in place for now. the justices have given parliament a year to draft new laws to impose limits on what they call the community disruption of prostitution without endangering sex workers. one group argues parliament should follow what's called the nordic model. >> the government would put in place social and economic
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restrictions often people, growth ebrother keepersbrothel . >> what it means is somebody who is trying to run their business now is trying to do so with clients who are running scared from the law. so there's fewer clients and it is clients who have less to lose and are willing to take bigger risks so they are finding those clients are more likely to be dangerous. >> while parliament continues to decide. shihad ratanzi, al jazeera. >> governor chris christie will allow students to pay the in-state tuition for college. new jersey joins dozens of other
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states had have enacted similar laws but the new measure comes with a hitch. undocumented students are not eligible for state financial a aid. >> being 8. it can offer an innocent and revealing perspective on the world. tonight the first in a series of reports looking at the world through an 8-year-old's eyes. pressure of performance in a beloved holiday ballet. judy muller has the story. kendall krenka, is only eight years old and only 4'5, not too many roles out there for her, unless it's christmastime. this nutcracker presented by the pasadena dance theater is her first shot at dancing in a
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professional dance production. >> i'm in the scene where mother gina we dabsness around her. >> let's back up, ke kendall is home and getting ready for her debut. >> i feel nervous and excited at the same time. >> she started dance at 3, following in the steps of her sister. >> whenever she does something i want to do it too. >> even sow, kendall had to audition. this company rarely accepts eight-year-olds but kendall was accepted. >> what did you think of the people who had the leads? >> it was amazing. he kept lifting her and she was on point. >> on point and those leaps? >> it seems like you're flying, i always wanted to do that. and the audience could see me doing that like floating up in the air.
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>> it's now two hours in curtain time. her hair is in braids, ballet bag in hand and she's off to the theater. she and the other girls are herded backstage where they must wait for their appearance in the second act. on stage the nutcracker is in full swing. backstage, the girls head to makeup, where they are turned into french clowns. the wait which seems to be interminable, has given kendall a good case of stage fright. then suddenly, intermission is over. she is rushed into wardrobe. kendall is transformed. >> do you feel you're different like you're no longer kendall? >> yes, i feel like a professional ballet. >> she is in the wings, ready to
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take wing. mother ginger's giant skirt is lowered. this is the moment kendall was waiting for. we'll let her tell you. >> when mother ginger lifts up the skirt there is lights and big audience out there and it's like, wow! >> wow indeed. kendall has fallen under the spell of the music, the dance, the applause. and even as she takes her bough with the cast -- bow with the cast she is dreaming with the future. >> when i grow up in the nutcracker, i want to be the parole of clara. >> the lead role? >> yeah. >> 4'5", and ready to fly. judy gabriel, al jazeera, california.
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>> unprecedented access to eight presidential families. >> america tonight next only on al jazeera america >> evey sunday night, join us for exclusive,tñ
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>> every friday we take a closer look at art, and i had the time
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to sit down with pulitzer prize winning photographer david kemmerle. >> i was given the opportunity to be the president's photographer. i was twaf, and already been in vietnam for two and a half years. it was fantastic. it was really the equivalent of being the fox in the chicken coop. >> you had really access to gerald ford. this picture of him in the package ain hispajamas. >> donald rumsfeld, you can see everybody had their suit and ties and very early in the morning. it really underscores that president ford had no egotistic
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cal problemegotistical problemsh me taking pictures. he never said, i don't like this dave, i never heard him say that one time. >> i love this one with betty ford. how did you get her to do that? >> i didn't get mrs. ford to do that picture. it wouldn't have crossed my mind, it was the last day she was in the white house as a first lady. we walked past the empty cabinet room. this had been a male dominated room forever. she said i really wanted to dance on the table. she hopped up there and struck this pose. it goes to the heart of her personality, mischievous, fun loving woman. >> you've taken pictures of every president since nixon but this photo of george h.w. bush
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and barbara was quite unique. how did that happen? >> the gerald r. ford library opening. they were doing a formal picture, president bush 41 did this for my benefit. he was a guy who was jumping out much airplanes when he was 85 years old. mrs. bush saw what he was doing and said, "george, won't you ever grow up?" >> this photo is a beautiful one between michelle and barack obama. >> today i think it's one of the nicest moments between the president and mrs. obama that we have seen captured on camera. it goes to the heart of the relationship, like a high school prom picture, where the gallant guy has given his date his coat. this is in an elevator. i refer to as the best night of
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his presidency because it was day 1, before all the problems started piling up. >> right. >> and it shows a loving relationship between these two folks. and i really like that picture. >> tonight at 11:00 on al jazeera america we'll take another look at david hume kennedy's photos. including the one that won him the pulitzer prize. dozens of photos, the lunar aircraft touche touched down lat saturday. made in india. what about the maid she's accused of mistreating? 8 pacific 11 eastern time. we'll see you back here at 11:00. take a look at the top stories
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in just a moment. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. here is a look at the top stories. president obama ask headed to hawaii, he held an end of the week press conference today, mr. president obama says there's been no evidence of abuse. >> i have confidence in the fact that the nsa is not engaged in domestic surveillance or snooping around. as technology is changed, and people can run algorithms that match out all -- map out all


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