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see you next time. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey in new york. john seigenthaler has the night off. south sudan's orphans, the story you have to hear from the american couple vowing to rescue children caught in the crossfire. >> seeking shelter from the cold. the toll on the young and homeless. >> breaking silence before the n.s.a. leaks, there was the ipp famous fbi burglary. after 43 years they are talking. >> plus, fish out of water. taking on the army corp of engineers $18 billion plan to stop the menace of the mississippi.
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>> for the nearly 200 million americans caught in the grip of a bitter cold spell there is welcome news. the worst apparently will soon be over. we'll get to the forecast in a moment. it's important to remember many people that cannot escape from the elements. i'm talking about the homeless population. they are the most vulnerable, especially in this extreme weather. last night we met one young man who was homeless in minnesota. he is 21, he spent sunday night in a park. it was three degrees. yesterday he found shelter and that is where he is, along with heather huseby. executive director of youth link. they are joining us now. we appreciate it. marquellus, we want to continue the conversation we started with you yesterday.
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you touched a lot of people. i understand that you spend sunday night in a mark. why did you not go to a shelter? -- in a park. marquellus, why didn't you go to a shelter? >> a lot of shelters are not fit for youth. it's like the shelters that they do have is fit for older people, is like when older people get kicked out of their houses or can't pay their bills. they are not fit for youth. >> when you say it's not fit for youth, is it a place you don't feel safe? >> at all. you have to worry about your elders that you are supposed to be able to trust stealing from you, trying to take off your
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clothes while you are there in the middle of your sleep. you have to wake up every five minutes. you got to be around addicts. it's not fit for youth. it's not something any youth should have to sit back and see. >> on top of the fact that you're homeless, away from your family, then you also have to worry about being the victim of crime. it sounds horrible. crime comes and goes. there's certain things in life you learn the hard way. >> it shouldn't have to be that way. it shouldn't have to be that way. how do you find a safe place. >> roam around.
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>> so in a given night do you find yourself literally going from place to place? >> yes. >> how did you find the place you are at now? >> youthlink. a friend of mine told me about youthlink when i first came up. i never knew where it was until one day i walked, and i seen the place and i remembered he said, "the big green chair", and i seen it and thought, "that's youth link." >> you are smiling when you talk about it. how do you feel when you are there? >> youthlink is amazing. you get meals - free meals. you can sit back, take a shower. you can sit back and job search. they help you get housing.
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youthlink does whatever they can. youth lipping is amazing. it's an amazing place to be for a young youth trying to get on the business. >> i see you are both smiling and i'll get to you in a moment, heather. how did you find yourself in this situation, being homeless. >> gang violence. it's like - as i was growing up, i was not the best kid in school, but i did particularly well. it's like more of product of an environment. like, my whole surroundings. it was either gang violence. if it wasn't gang violence, every neighbourhood that i used to, everyone is robbing us and other people's houses.
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you hear gunshots every night. probably in the morning, kids catching buses to school is crazy. >> yes, it is crazy. it is, marquellus. i want to bring you in, heather. you hear what marquellus is talking about. just a moment ago when he talked about youthlink he had an amazing beautiful smile on his face. talk about places like youthlink that can help men like - young men like marquellus pivot and change their lives. yes, youthlink and other places like this for homeless youth. the one thing i want people to understand is that these young people are journey oriented. they are under journey like any other youth. what we do is provide basic
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needs. we don't believe that homelessness should define these young people. homelessness is a stop in the journey. our goal is to really make it so that homelessness doesn't define them. we want to put them on to a different pathway. with marquellus. what they are doing is working with him. he's finding, himself, that he has other gifts inside of him, and he is starting to look - looking to match his gifts inside of him. his goal, and he'll probably tell you this, is his goal is - he wants to open a restaurant, open maybe a casino. he's been doing internships with cooking and we are trying to get him back into school, so he can go back to school and earn and learn in a liveable wage in an apartment, and our goal in next
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couple of weeks is he'll have his owner apartment and earn and learn and go to school at the same time. we want to change his pathway from homelessness to hope. >> that's a wonderful thing you have said. i want you to have a final word on this. if people are watching and homelessness is a top of mind for people in a way in which it hasn't been, where it is so cold out there, and people want to help others in a way they haven't before. what would you say to someone that has stereotypes about homeless people, and walk past them as if they are invisible and don't think about them. you have a moment to say something to think of homeless people who are invisible. what would you think of them? >> for the people that never experienced it, imagine you lose
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everything. everything that you ever cared about, that you ever loved, that you ever might want in life. imagine just losing it. everything that you have as of now. within this second of breathing. and look back at everyone else around you. imagine all of that gone within a split second. and you just out on your own. no type of help. no one trying to help you, none of that. what would you do. how would you cope with that.
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what are the things that you would go through. what extent would you go through and go to to make sure that doesn't happen. >> because it can happen to anybody. keep that in mind. yes. >> it could happen. >> any and everybody. >> marquellus, when you get the restaurant open, you let us know and you invite us, okay. >> all right. >> thank you for giving him a voice. >> and i guarantee you. >> what? >> if anyone comes around my dumpster when i get my restaurant, you will not be eating out of my dumpster. our homeless people, you will not eat out of a dumpster. >> they'll be invited into your restaurant. i know that's right. >> yes. >> marquellus, and heather from youthli
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youthlink, it's an honour to talk to you. thank you for sharing your voice with us. thank you both. thank you so much. >> this deep freeze is gripping much of america. how long will it last. let's bring in rebecca stevenson. we expect temperatures to warm up by 2-5 degrees. the temperatures will be cold. arctic air may be moving out. we still have temperatures at 9 for new york. 1 degree in chicago. dangerous cold and wind-chills. earlier today we have record low temperatures, and record cold high temperatures. as we look at what we expect to start the day. it's mild, it will be wet, showers to the west, but a lot of mountain snow coming for the west. for the east we'll be in the teens and single digits.
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we are talking about snow, but one place we are talking about is around the great lakes. we have video of snow coming down heavily. we see the winds piling up on the eastern ends. visibilities are far down. what is unique is in puf lo you are into a lot of snow and blizzard conditions. and that's a tip of lake eerie now. as we go from the radar. you can see where the blizzard warning is places around buffalo around the eastern end of lake ontario. we'll continue with snow in the rockies and cascades, we'll have details about when the real warm up comes in. >> now to washington, where the big story is about unemployment benefits.
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the senate began debate. if it passes there could be a tougher battle in the house. the bill is supported by president obama, and until it passes there'll be no more unemployment checks for anyone out of work more than six months. kilmeny duchardt sat with a new york woman caught in the middle of a congressional standoff. >> december 29th - that'll be my last paycheck. >> when theresa connelly-devard thinks about the future, sometimes it brings her to tears. three days after christmas, she got the bad news. her extended unemployment pen gets would stop before the new year. we have people wondering how will they put food on the table or pay the rent. honestly. >> theresa connelly-devard is among the 1.3 million americans
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hoping congress will invest the 6.5 million for those unemployed, for an additional 27 weeks. she relied on the government for 375 a week, 1500 a month, money that went towards feeding her family, caring for her mother and paying for prescription drugs. >> deng stressful and not working, and still looking for employment, that is very stressful. >> theresa connelly-devard is laid off in october 2012: the arch for her next job turned into a search for a new career. >> i see that now, by being unemployed for so long. a lot of times you say i have to experience to do this. there's so many jobs out in my
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field, why am i not cold. >> if benefits are extend the for three months, it's a short-term solution. >> a practice has returned to los angeles, patient dumping. more on that on the other side of the break. do keep it here. jpmorgan z z
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>> at the time it was one of the most brazen capers in america. with the vietnam war as a backdrop many were talking and dressing. the mystery of who stole from the fbi lasted half a century, until now. >> long before edward snowden stunned the world and washington
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with his massive n.s.a. leaks, there was the daring and until now undisclosed fbi break-in. it was in 1971, at the agency's suburban philadelphian office. antiwar activists entered under darkness and left with top-secret documents. more than 1,000 pages of classified information were taken. the thieves were not found until they decided to come forward. >> i was one of eight numbers of the citizens commission to investigate the fbi. and the reasons that citizens had to investigate is because people in washington were terrified of j edgar hoover. >> 43 years later they revealed what they did and why. >> took all the files from the office, put them in the five suitcases, took them to a car and left for a safe house, a
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farm. >> the group comprised of three professors, a cab driver and a daycare center worker were on a mission to expose illegal activities by the fbi. >> they used the instruments of massi massive surveillance, intimidation, informers, infiltrators, in order to take the voice of dissent away from dissent. >> john raines drove the getaway car. >> all of a sudden you heard shouts from around the house, "look at this one, look at this one." and we found some very ingrim nating files. >> the -- incriminating files. >> the story is now the subject of a book. >> the fbi was never the same again. >> they kept their silence for a decade. we had to do what the folks that were elected couldn't do.
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>> now they are talking. >> the fbi break-in led to regulations on stricter surveillance on civilians, many enacted until 9/11. >> questions about the jpmorgan's relation to the bernie madoff. jpmorgan suspected bernie madoff of fraud but never told authorities. bernie madoff is serving a 150 years prison sentence. is it justice or a slap on the list. >> joining me now is erin arvid-lund, who broke the scandal. put this penalty in some sort of perspective for us. is it a slap on the wrist? is it more. >> yes, it's a sweetheart deal for jpmorgan. i think this was not only a slap
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on the wrist financially but nos executives are going to gaol, and it seems like a miscarriage of justice, especially for the bernie madoff victims, the investors who lost their life savings, they are doubly punished by seeing jpmorgan, madoff's banker, is getting off relatively scott free. >> are you surprised by that? did you expect individuals would face charges for not alerting authorities. >> you know, initially i did. when madoff was arrested i thought for sure, you know, whichever institution turns out to be the one sloshing his money back and forth would be held accountable, and individuals held accountable because right now some of madoff's co-worker are on trial in manhattan. these are clerical workers, staffers with him 20-25 years.
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i was very surprised to see that instead of individuals going to gaol, essentially the bank got what is called a deferred prosecution agreement. that means they have to behave for two more years or bad things will happen. >> when you say this, you say there are people like clerical workers and staffers on trial. people with a lot more money are not on trial. what is your take on that. >> like i said, this is a sweetheart deal that is symptomatic of a lot of firms, where the government is afraid to indict top officials. >> does the financial system need to be shaken. >> you know, the individuals responsible are not going to take down any bank for any wall
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street firm. holding them accountable would send a stronger message than just indicting a corporation, which is what happened here with jpmorgan. >> but any time that there is some money, some money that is shaken, is that some sort of victory for the victims. >> i think so. - let's say jpmorgan is paying $1.7 billion to the government. that should go back to investors. they are paying a fine to the madoff trustee, irving perform echard, $540 million, adding up to $2.6 billion. it's money long overdue, and i'm glad to report they are timely getting some. on the other hand $2.6 billion is a few weeks revenue for the bank for jpmorgan and chase. it doesn't hurt them. what is hurting them is that
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they are having to pay a series of these fines, adding up to 29 billion for scandals over the past two years, and this is the latest. have we heard the last of the bernie madoff scandal. >> we have not. there are a couple of other banks under investigation. ubs and hs b.c., i believe, and i think the justice department wants to cut deals like they did with jpmorgan. so more to come. >> thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> a disturbing practice has returned to los angeles, called patient dumping. when hospitals abandon homeless patients on skid row. it flowed down when security cameras were installed in the area. now hospitals are figuring out to you how to avoid getting recorded. >> this is where they are left.
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i monk the encampments much skid row not far from city haul. a hospital dumped her into the street. >> i had to literally threaten to cut myself with a razor before they would give me buzz fare to downtown. they didn't offer transportation, but released me from the hospital. >> robert jones lives at the union rescue mission. from his perch in his wheelchair , he has seen patients get dumped. >> they are dressed in hospital clothes, councils. they have wheelchairs, walkers and cannot walk. >> they tend to be people with addictions that have spent days in hospital. hospitals want them out. several hospitals were fined about eight years ago. and new rules imposed. joan says that has not stopped
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it. >> you see some of the same people coming back, getting dumped. >> same people, yes. it's a revolving door, in and out, in and out. they do it all the time. >> some of the van and taxi drivers know to avoid the union mission, where surveillance cameras, dump cams record incidents. >> we slowed it down in 2006/2007 - big time in the news. it continued, not from good hospitals, but hospitals on the fringe. >> l.a.'s now city attorney says patient dumping is a priority for him. >> we have a feeling that the issue is more pervasive than a case here or there, and we are involved in investigations to determine whether that is true. >> in the case settled, this hospital, the 224-bed beverley hospital, was accused of dumping a woman on skid row last may without finding a shelter.
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the hospital would issue a statement, but so far has not. >> there are values that are basic. among those is everybody is entitled to dignity, or treated with respect. particularly where we are in a vulnerable state as when they are discharged from a hospital. anger stemmed from fear, i don't know when my next step would be. a lot of times coming out of an institution like that, you are on strong medication. it will be easy to be taken advantage of. >> that was brian rooney reporting. >> coming up. south sudan crisis. the american couple and their mission to save trapped orphans. plus, battle cry. former defense secretary robert gates explosive new book, what he said about afghanistan and president obama.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here is a look at the headlines - president obama invited a group of unemployed americans to the white house to push for passage of a bill to extend long-term jobless benefits. the u.s. senate began to debate the measure that if passed it would face tough opposition in the house. >> jpmorgan will pay $2 million to settle allegations that it ignored the bernie madoff uponsy scheme. >> forecasters say the worse of the cold should be over in the next day or two, but the weather is frigid across most of the country. roads are closed, schools shut down by the hundreds and businesses suffered. not even the south has been untoucheded by the cold. most of the countries has not seen temperatures this low in decades.
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metrologists are encouraging people to stay home. some cities are turning to other options. we go to a warming area in detroit. hopefully there's enough of these warming centres to accommodate all the people who want to get inside. what is the situation? >> there's a few warming shelters here. i'm inside one of them. it's the detroit rescue missionaries. there are people in the room, it's packed. the organization worries about having space. no matter how many people come, they say they will not turn anyone away. the ministries usually see about 1400 a day. because the weather has been so severely cold, they are expecting to exceed that. people are coming here seeking food, warmth and a place to lay
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their head. they are mobilising crews to go out in the bitter cold to look for the homeless, people who are out there, who seriously need help. >> i talked to the president of this organization and said the goal is about saving lives. that's what they are doing. we are talking about thousands in detroit who have a safe place to call home for the evening. i have the opportunity to talk to someone, a homeless man who has been here, and he said that he, among - like everyone else, he is happy to have the opportunity. >> wh are doctors there dealing with, as far as whether-related injury? >> as far as weather-related injury, i know i put in a call to two hospitals. they haven't seen anything serious. people are coming in with chest pains after having shovelled their snow, and they are seeing
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a few frost bite cases as well. because of all of these different things that are happening, the cold of incidents in the hospitals, there are shelters like this staying open 24 hours a day to make sure they are accommodating. >> it can be a matter of life and death. >> from detroit to new york, millions are battling the effect of the deep preez. we have more on that. >> plucked from the u.s., from the midwest where indiana declared a state of emergency. >> temperatures kept dropping in the house. and my son was very concerned. >> south to georgia, which saw snow and single of digit temperatures. schools closed, shelters open in atlanta. >> i'm wearing long underwear. >> louisville, alabama, florida,
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texas, oklahoma, seeing stunningly low textures. in new york yesterday it was in the 50s. 24 hours later a 60 degree plunge. temperatures shattering a record from 1896. >> i should have stayed home. >> at these temperatures, it takes minutes for frost bite to step in. >> cities are ramping up efforts. >> amtrak says a large string in temperatures is straining equipment and causing delays. >> in northern illinois it was snow that stranded three chains. 500 passengers stuck. forced to spend the night on board. >> we thought it was another 15 hour thing, but it was 9 hours. >> they finished the journey by bus. travelling by plane offered little relief, jet blue getting
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back in the air after grounding jets in boston and new york for 17 hours to help the crews catch up. >> i don't know when i'll get out of here. >> airlines cancelled 10,000 flights in two days. >> this is the fourth time trying to get home. we had capslation of planes, trains, buses. i'm with four people over 70s, with no medications left. >> one of many frozen in place as millions wait for a warm up. >> now to south sudan, where ethnic clashes left hundreds dead in the past few weeks. despite efforts to reach a peace deal the fighting is raging. lives are caught in the crossfire, including a group of orphans. american family of missionaries was in south sudan trying to protect them. tonight an update for tony harris, who spoke to the family about leaving south sudan without the children. >> the campbells and their two
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daughters are safe in kenya. their hearts and minds are in south sudan. having left their life work and 10 beloved orphans behind. >> we've been trying to get a strategy for going back into the country and continuing the work that started. >> they left their home in 2012 and headed to south sudan where they set up an orphanage. fighting between government and rebel forces landed on their doorstep. >> we could hear machine-guns nearby and bullets hitting the roof. the ability to plan a strategy to escape was gone. that moment was gone. we had to deal with the situation at hand. >> the kids were in the room, under the beds before any of us. we are like what is going on, what is happening. the kids were pulling us under the beds. that was crazy, that they knew
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instinct to do it right away. >> the family made it out of the line of fire and to a nearby united nations base camp. >> when we made to to the base the children asked me and said, "momma kim, is this your first time to hear bullets like this one." i said, "of course it is, i never lived through anything like that before." they said, "not for me, i've done this many times." it's disheartening that that is the sad reality of their world. the question is who is protecting who. >> as they prepared to leave for kenya. they ran into a disturb reality. they would not allow the orphans to leave with them. >> it was hard for any of us to leave. we decided it was worse for us to stay there, than to come and try to do things outside of south sudan to help. >> leaving the kids that are our family, that was the worst thing ever. more than the bullets that came
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past our house, more than anything. >> the campbells and their daughters are determined to getout of hand and re unite with the children left behind. >> we have raised these kids as family. that is important to us. you can't walk away. there are some challenges in the area. >> as the conflict rages on, it is uncertain how long the challenges will stand in the way of their goal. >> a deadly accident in the u.k. police say four people are dead after a us military helicopter crashed during a training mission. local authorities courtedoned off the scene. authorities are investigating. >> he let the penta gone and the war in afghanistan. former defense secretary robert gates is taking on his old boss
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in a canned it new book. >> at the end of 2009, u.s. president barack obama told the nation it was time to renew the fight against the taliban in afghanistan. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 to afghanistan. after 18 months our troops will begin to come home. >> behind closed doors the former president waffled about fighting a just war. in his new book, robert gates who also served accuses white house staffers of undermining president obama's control. the afghan president hamid karzai, and the idea of a troop surge is in jeopardy: .
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>> u.s. news reports the book is as much about settling scores as about establishing a record of his 45 years in government. robert gates has harsh words for joe biden: >> gates accuses white house staffers of micromanaging and being clueless about the realities at war, and admitted he was opposed to the raid leading to osama bin laden's death. still, some say robert gates's frankness shut not be a surprise. >> gates knows he will never serve in washington again. he served honorably for a number of administrations on both sides of the aisle. everybody who vetted bob gates before he was selected knew what
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they were getting. >> on tuesday a white house spokesperson defended the afghanistan policy and called one of joe biden's advisors. given that gates is 17 years old and retired, it's possible he doesn't care what anyone things. even a president whose intellect he demirs. >> there's heart break in venezuela after the murder of a popular star. former miss venezuela monica spear and her ex-husband were shot and killed. the latest in a series of high-profile murders. >> crowned a beauty queen in 2004. 29-year-old monica spear is dead. shot and killed on a highway 200km west of caracas, along with her former husbands.
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their five-year-old daughter was shot in the leg and is stable in hospital. the president says vettors were told their car broke down after a roadblock was set up for a robbery. >> they may have resisted the attack. >> what reasons do you have to kill. until when are you going to keep on killing. i'm saying this outrage and pain. i'll take responsibility, but i make an appeal. >> whoever is coming to kill will have to face a strong response. >> the murder highlights one of the top problems the government faces in venezuela. a lack of security. the justice minister says violence was not only a problem for the government, the country needs to fight the crime wave. >> we will reinforce intelligence and meet with governors to revise a plan to get them involved in the national flight.
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>> venezuela is the most violent country in the region. >> nearly 25,000 people died last year violently around the country. it's twice as much a decade ago. >> venezuelans reacted posting pages on facebook, showing anger in the face of security. many say they are shocked. but not surprised. >> i am sad, worried, desperate, hoping to god, one of our children will not be the next victim. >> this was learned because it was monitored but our children are getting kid. >> spear was a soap opera actress living in the u.s., but on holiday here, in a country that reveers beauty queens, authorities are likely to put all their efforts to capture those responsible. many more violent crimes remain
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unsolved. >> former n.b.a. star dennis rodman appeared to crack under pressure during a live network television interview. watch this. >> i said what the hell you think. i tell you, look at these guys. look at them. >> what has that? >> rodman was talking to cnn's chris who asked why he sponsored a basketball game in north korea to honour the president kim jong un, a man considered by many to be a ruthless dictator. the basketball hall of famer and 10 other stars are scheduled to play the game tomorrow. >> tomorrow baseball's hall of fame will announce the new members. the question of who belongs and doesn't is clouded by the issue of performance enchancing drugs. michael eaves is here to sort it out. >> yes, you sort it out. i don't know if i can or anyone can. reaching the hall of fame is a
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single best achievement, it means they are the best of the best. what is takes to get in is open to debate among the writers of america who cast the deciding votes. some of baseball's biggest superstars could be left off the induction list. >> the steroid era had a huge impact. no one made it in. >> it wasn't much of a surprise considering so many first-time candidates were lipped to steroid use. >> the shut out class also included one of the greatest hitting catchers mike piazza, whose adelaide use of performance enhancing drugs was never confirmed but he addressed it in his autoby og refusy saying, "i was a power, not
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prison", he said of illegalster joids. >> maddux is thomas will likely be joined by cv winner tom glavine: ma glavine: the trend of players with great numbers kept out due to suspicions will be a yearly ritual until the steroid era cycles through the record books. >> this year's ballot cop tains former supertars with the drug cloud over their heads. to be enshriped in the national baseball hall of fame they have to be named on 75%. it contains 76 former players.
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19 of whom appear on the ballot. they can remain on there for 15 years, as long as they receive 5 boats. jock morse is in the final year. it will be interesting to see who is in and who is out. it's a debate on what the baseball writers consider the proper criteria to be a hall of famer. each person has different guidelines. >> thank you. >> up next - a new dimension in technology. 3d printers, so inexpensive you could have one of those in your house. we'll go live to the consumer electronic show. and the 5500-year-old mystery of stonehenge man.
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>> cold, high temperatures across the united states. 20 in new york, 20 in washington d.c. cold temperatures. in atlanta 23 degrees, breaking a record set in 1884. we had one in athens that was set back in 1905. all of us - it's been a while since we have been this cold. low temperatures as we get going for wednesday are not as cold as tuesday morning. they'll be a few degrees warmer. we still, as we get rid of the arctic air, there's a cold air mass in place, taking time for
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that to moderate. we'll start out in the tens and 20s and places. as we get through the day temperatures will click upwards. slowly but surely - denver, cloudy sky, mountain snow from the cascade mountains to the rockies. sunny and drier, getting to 31. in wednesday, new york, 22. chicago still in the teens. the cold air is definitely in place, and now we are watching for the potential of areas developing wednesday and thursday and parts of the
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south-east. >> welcome back, it's where tech lovers look for the next great gadget. the consumer electronic show is underway in los angeles.
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companies were showing off guys mows like flexible tv screens or a tooth brush. al jazeera's science and technology correspondent is at the show in los angeles. show us what the great new gadgets are this year. >> this is a show that began in the "70, and '80s as a showcase for tv manufacturers, they'd booze, do some business, close the deals for the year and go home. since then it turned into 165,000 person bow hometh. and tv makers are here, but there are upstart companies, including one called makerbot. this is one we have been watching for a while, and came out of nowhere, based around the idea of 3d printing, that you could be making your own stuff. they debuted the equivalent of a
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smartphone of 3d printing. a 1300 device, the makerbot mini, making it easy to print anything you can think of. this is the kind of thing, this appliance, will make it possible. it's a new category of consumer electronics, that the original tv makers who started the show could never imagine they'd be hosting here. >> thank you jacob ward live at the gadget show. snow if you want to see a prehistoric person, take a strip to stonehenge. scientists took a 5-year-old skeleton unearthed from the site and recreated this. images show a life-like model of the stonehenge man, featuring a
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chisled chin, full head hair and a beard. i think he's hand some. it's a rugged look, if nothing else. next, the all-out war, the new plan to rid the mississippi river of jumping predators. >> no airbrushing. extraordinary pictures from mars.
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>> at the smithsonian, stunning images from space. how is this for a close-up. 50 of the best n.a.s.a. photos like this. see the sand on the red planets. and the tracks left an imprint. and a peace of metal with the american flag. it's made of aluminum. n.a.s.a.'s two rovers went to mars. the project has led to hundreds of thousands. impressive photos. >> the great lakes are under attacks from asian carp. the fish are imported to help maintained commercial waters and are now a menace.
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there are plans to stop them, to learn how and more about the predators, we spoke to ashley woods. here is the first person report. >> asian carp are - you know, have been eaten and farmed in china for 2,000 years. in america they are not farmed or eaten normally. we look at the fish as an invasive species. when asian karp were introduced too america they were imported to southern states to clean up commercial ponds. they began to breed and they infested the mississippi river basin. now their numbers swell and the waters are teaming with them. they stomp out flora and fauna and other species. they are enjergetic and you see pictures where they jump in the air at high speed. hundreds can jump out of the air
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at one time. it's a spectacle. they are large. they can grow to, you know, over 100 pounds, 7 feet in length. so the engineers did a study, which they just released. and they outlined eight recommendations, ranging from doing nothing to the host drastic recommendations, which is building physical barriers to keep water from moving from the mississippi river to the great lakes. this would be among the biggest structural work that we have done on water whiches in america in years. if not decades. that would take, you know, 25 years, the study said, and cost 18.4 billion to do. we really have no way of guaranteeing that this project can deliver perfect results, and save the great lakes from an
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enfacive species. if we did nothing, we would see a decline of native fish species. throwing in something that we have seen have a disastrous effect on ecosystems could threaten a lot of anfalse and fish in the great lakes. and change the eco system permanently. >> why in the world do they jump out of the water. asian carp are attracted to the noise and motor boats, sending 30 pounders working up to 10 feet into the air. as you can see, john seigenthaler has the night off. that is because he's a guest on come comedy central's, "coberg report." they offered me a chance to anchor serious news, unbiassed reports. >> fact based. >> come on, this is al jazeera. >> it's al jazeera. >> what is your angle.
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what is the grist over there? is it liberal or is it fair and balanced. >> no, i have no... >> you have to have a take. you have to have a take, which one is it. >>. >> which one are you. >> we have no angle. it's just the news? >> okay, this is why your ratings are, like, 10,000 people a night. >> get it on the table. i want to give you the cold bare bump, we'll bump you. >> we'll get you to 11. >> and you will. we have only been on four, five months. we came on in new york probably two weeks ago. >> okay. but this is the network where osama bin laden used to send his gloating tapes, right? >> this is - al jazeera network - al jazeera america is part of the al jazeera media network. >> which is part of the al qaeda media network. >> we can butt heads. >> no, no, no. all right. that is why i am
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working tonight. >> into welcome to al jazeera america, here are the top stories. a helicopter crash. in the u.k., four people are dead after a u.s. military accident, training mission. it happened near the east coast. authorities are investigating. >> a deadly avalanche at colorado was triggered in the back county near vail. authorities say it killed the grandson much a man that helped start the vail ski resort. three others were rescued and they sustained nonlife threatening injuries. the worst of the cold will soon be over, warming up by 10 degrees. the weather is


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