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good evening, everyone, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm john siegenthaler in new york. turning on the tap. water is flowing again in some parts of west virginia, but fear still exists. pressuring points, first the bridge now the storm. the new question surrounding chris christie. this time over superstorm sandy funding. store insecurity, target may be just the tip of the iceberg in a holiday hacking spree. is enough being done? plus french connection the country's president, aledged affair, and the first girlfriend in the hospital. ♪
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tonight some people in west virginia can turn on their taps again. officials say the water supply is now safe. five days after a msz if chemical leak that left the water undrinkable, even untouchable for 300,000 people. jonathan has more. >> john, the state of emergency was lifted early this afternoon, the governor telling some 300,000 residents that the water is now safe. they are allowing the people to turn on their taps in phases. so some 15,000 have been told they can turn on the tap. the first priority has been to hospitals like the one behind me. they have been using big tankers over the last few days, and things are now slowly getting back to normal.
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>> reporter: russ fuller is relieved. >> we bagged our faucets, that was the easiest way to keep us from messing with them. >> reporter: hey, i can do laundry now, i can -- you know, wash dishes. >> reporter: a chemical spill prompted a state of emergency. west virginia's governor shows extensive testing shows levels of the chemical are now below 1 part per million. >> the numbers we have today look good. and we're finally at a point where the do not use order has been lifted in certain areas. >> reporter: the restrictions are being lifted in phases, and residents are being told to flush out their plumbing system by running your faucets for 20 minutes.
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jack harrison says even though the water is safe now, he'll wait a few days before drinking it. >> you never know, but i want to stay here as long as i can. and i don't want to take that chance right now. >> this is going to be pretty hard to recover from. >> reporter: the water crisis forced this woman to shut down her restaurant for three days. now she's back in business. >> seem to be happy to sit down and have somebody else make their food and drink a cold cola. >> reporter: we heard from the governor today and he says he didn't been able to calculate a financial impact number. and investigators are looking into the company freedom industries, the company responsible for this spill, still trying to figure out
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exactly how it happens and when they notified the proper authorities. >> all right. jonathan martin in west virginia thank you. coralal davenport joins us from washington. welcome. >> thanks. it's good to be with you. >> reporter: when you investigated some of these environmental regulations specifically, what stands out? what is alarming. >> west virginia has long been subject to criticism that it has lax regulations and even the -- environmental and health regulations and even the environmental and health regulations that it does have are often poorly enforced. you know, certainly one thing that we can see in west virginia is that it does have a pretty checkered history of these chemical, coal explosions,
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explosions disasters and accidents. >> how does it compare to other states? >> so -- so the number is -- is a lot higher, the incidents is a lot higher. in west virginia they'll tell you, look, chemicals and coal and -- and these industries are a core part of our economy, we have a lot more of them than other states, and that's what accounts for the fact we have had so many accidents. but the criticism keeps rising. in this area, where this spill happened, it is known as chemical valley, because it's the -- the main industry there is chemicals and coal production. in the last five years there have now been three major accidents related to the chemical industry, including deaths, that's -- that's -- that's very concerning. >> we talked to someone from
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west virginia the ore night. a couple of folks on both sides of this. one was saying look, it provides jobs, and others say there are serious environmental problems and they need to be fixed. what sort of pressure are the politicians under to clean this up? >> as the number of chemical accidents and explosions and disasters is mounting, there is -- especially in this area, chemical valley, there are a growing number of root grosses coalitions pushing and pushing at the state legislature level in the governor's office to crack down on regulations. to come up with new regulations of the coal and chemical industries, and there is pressure from the u.s. government, a federal agency has issued two reports in the past five years, recommending
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proposals for this area and for the state of west virginia to increase regulation of the chemical industry. those have been ignored. on the other side, you know, the -- the -- the center of the west virginia economy is coal and chemicals, and those are represented by powerful national companies, companies like peabody coal, the largest coal company in the world, these are corporations with a lot of influence at the federal and state level, and nay are very heavily engaged in west virginia politics, which appears to be -- sorry, my ear piece fell out -- >> that's all right. >> -- one reason why we have not seen historically strong regulations in west virginia. >> corral we appreciate your
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incite and we'll continue to have you back with us. thanks very much. >> sure. good to be here. >> new jersey governor, chris christie now facing questions regarding sandy relief funds, just days after he was shoved into the spotlight regarding a political scandal. our own john is here with the story. what do we know about these adds? >> there were ads that ran right across the area, and nationwide as well, and nay were called stronger than the storm. let's take a look to remind ourselves. ♪ >> the jersey shore is open -- >> the world is spreading -- >> because we're stronger than
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the storm. >> you bet we are. >> the trouble with that is according to a new jersey democratic congressman who also ran for the governorship last year, according to him, there are two things majorly wrong with it, one is there is the governor putting himself and his family front and center, but more than that he said they spent $2 million more than they needed to do put the family in theed a verts -- >> what was the total spent? >> the earmark was $25 million, but the cost of the ads we just showed you was 4 or $5 million. but the point is they spent $2 millionmor than they might have done. and palloan has called on hud to go for an inquiry. according to frank palloan, the
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inspector general is looking into this. >> his opponents are trying to make the case that there is a pattern here? >> yes. and there was the allegation that surfaced last week for the closure on those lanes on the george washington bridge, and there have been allegations ever since that there was a list of mayors they didn't like, because they refused to vote in favor of chris christie. and then today we have proof -- at least it's being presented as proof from several newspapers including the journal and the "new york times" showing emails that there was some kind of list against mayors in new jersey who didn't support the governor' reelection. on july 18th we have a graphic when he announced he was no longer going to support the
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governor, this email came? it says within the past hour i have received phone calls from -- and they name four people -- all of which canceled the meetings on the 23rd. the mayor was going to have a full day of meetings, and they started to pull out on the day that he said he didn't support the reelection of the governor. this is terrible timing. we don't know whether the governor is going to mention all of these aledged scandals. i suspect he probably will, because i think he won't pass up an opportunity to mention it. normally the democrats and republicans are very much on each other's side for the sake of the state. in the men time a pew poll is
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out that shows 60% of the democrats say they haven't changed their opinion on chris christie since all of this came to light. >> well, we'll see what comes out tomorrow. >> if there is a smoking gun he could be in trouble. >> thank you very much. it is one of the most anticipated events of the year for the cou-- world's leading a makers. and this financial impact comes at a good time for a city struggling financially. >> obviously everybody around here is really eager for the detroit three, i guess we call them now, because one of them is fiat to do really well.
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those who have done well around here tend to live in the suburbs. there is somewhat of a housing bubble going on in the suburbs. but the city is still in very, very dire straits. when you talk to people around here they think the city of detroit has probably hit bottom, but it's a pretty bad bottom, buildings are still empty here. i talked to a guy who is in a place where houses are selling for a 10th of what they once sold for. but it's not a direct flow. i was talking to the ford ceo earlier who said they are hiring 11,000 people this year around the world, but not a lot of it is right here in detroit. >> ally in your conversation there was a controversy last
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week about the ford's technology tracking people and their movements in some of their new vehicles. what did he say about that? >> last week, at the consumer electronic's show, one of the senior executives made a clip about how they had tracking devises in people's vehicles. and then backtracked. i asked alan mulally specific, does ford track that sort of-ation? >> we do not track where you are and where the vehicle is. it is just part of a bigger conversation about the tra importance of pry sassy. and that's our number one priority. >> this is the new ford f-150
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behind me. both cars sold now do have something akin to a black box in an airplane. it is meant to find out what these cars are doing, but alan mulally assures me they are not tracking your specific personal information. >> what did alan mulally have to say about ford's dominance in the auto industry? >> the auto industry is entirely dependent on the rest of the economy. when things are good people buy vehicles. so as much as they are building trucks that are cutting edge and that they expect people to continue to buy, they are most happy in detroit that the economy has come back to where at least people are tempted to buy cars. >> thank you, ali?
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>> new innovations are capturing the imagination of technology analysts at this year's auto show. things like high-speed internet inside the car. here is more from john hin drin. >> reporter: from boost to boom. >> and the winner is the spring ray. >> reporter: general motors took home the north american car of the year award for the redesign of the corvette stingray. the chevy silverado won the truck of the year, and mary barra, the company's first female chief executive all that
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less than five years after filing for bankruptcy. >> it's a pivotal time, where all of the debt has been cleared, and we can just continue to make great cars. there's no problem in the car business that a great car won't fix. >> reporter: sales? north america also surged 13% last year. >> a great time for the industry. everybody is really experiencing it, if there are good products there. >> reporter: auto makers hope to accelerate sales even more. under the hood of the tesla is nothing. but the real innovation isn't under the hood, it's inside any passenger compartment where it is offering high-speed internet.
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>> the frame is stronger, the body panels are more dent and ding resistant. it is the next generation of truck. >> reporter: and we have the bmw 2 service. >> it's a driver's car. >> definitely. we brought this now to a new level. >> reporter: sales rising for the once ailing american auto makers, the show's host can only hope it will help detroit's own turn around. some detroit bankruptcy creditors were pressing to sell the afrt collection to help pay debt, but today a dozen charity foundations pledged more than $330 million to keep that from happening. we know that the nsa spies on private citizens here and overseas by collecting their
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phone records, but does that make the united states more secure. the non-partisan think tank says the collection of phone records has no prevention of terrorist attacks. warrior, statesman, and to some war criminal. those are some of the words being used to describe the israeli leader who died after eight years in a coma. nick schifrin reports. >> reporter: they said good-bye to a man who's own history mirrors israel's. >> translator: an exceptional soldier, a man who charmed us all, even the most difficult
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hours. >> reporter: they remembered his long military career, and the nickname he used his whole life, arik. >> reporter: he understand that in matters of our existence, we must stand firm. >> he had a north star that guided him. a north star from which he never in my observation, never deviated. his north star for the survival of the state of israel -- >> reporter: once dubbed king arik was giving a full military concession. he was buried on his ranch. he loved this land. it's israel east largest private arm. and before the funeral we met visitors, scolders who bought
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for him, brothers who voted for him, and former supporters who strongly opposed his decision to pull fighters out of the gaza strip. today's funeral was just eight niles from gaza. and police and the army deemployed a security strip. >> reporter: 800 police officers, and ung cover police. >> reporter: that security limited public attendance, but the funeral wasn't interrupted. his sons lead the hebrew prayer for the dead. some palestinians call him a war criminal, and who more than anyone in the last 50 years defined the israeli shat. -- state. >> shortly after that funeral
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two rockets fired from the gaza strip the israeli military responded with two air raids. two years, $800 million later, the salvage effort for the grounded costa concordia cruise ship continues. >> from coast to coast... >> people selling fresh water for fracking... >> stories that have impact... >> we lost lives... >> that make a difference... >> senator, we were hoping we could ask you some questions about your legal problems... >> that open your world... >> it can be very dangerous... >> i hear gunshots... >> the bullet came right there through the widdow... >> it absolutely is a crisis... >> real reporting... >> this...is what we do... >> america tonight, next only on al jazeera america.
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56 senior representatives from news organizations around the world are calling for the release of five al jazeera journalists detained in egypt. represents from the bbc, and others said this . . . producers mohamed fahmy, baher mohamed, and correspondent peter greste have been in egyptian custody since december 29th. they are accused of spreading lines, and joining a terrorist group. two other journal lists are also in egyptian custody, detained for five months. john mccain responded to a tweet . . . it has been two years since
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the costa concordia shipwreck. 42 people were killed, it happened off of the coast of the italian island. here is the latest. >> reporter: a somber commemoration of the costa concordia. authorities here remember 32 passengers who lost their lives. the island's mayor says that it is important to remember the tragedy, but looks forward to putting it behind him. >> translator: we will finally be relieved to see it go away. this should have never happened in the first place, let alone on an island like this one. >> reporter: meanwhile many survivored observe aed minute of silence in the courtroom where the trial of the is still
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ongoing. >> we were the persons who get near to death, and a firm like this who makes millions of billions of dollars spends so less money or nothing to us, that it's unbeliefable. >> reporter: this is likely to be the last anniversary of this shipwreck with the concordia still just off the island. the cruise liner would be finally towed away in june. the port will be chosen in march. four of them are in italy, but france, britain, turkey, and china are also competing for the luck aretive commission. after the ship was pulled up right, the next phase is to make it floatable again. 15 giant water tanks will be attached to the starboard side
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and then be emptied to give buoyancy to the ship. then the world's largest semisub mergeable ship will be used to lift the shipwreck and sail it away for its last journey at sea. coming up, take off, the tear plane that landed at the wrong airport now added to its real decemberation. plus the french president planning to lay out plans for the economy, but a different affair could overshadow his plans. >> revealing secrets... >> taking chances... >> everyone that was involved in the movement, had a code name. >> al jazeera america presents every sunday night,
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assault. afghan president karzai is long accu
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. and here our are top stories. some people in west virginia can use their tap water again. five days ago a chemical leak
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contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people. new jersey governor chris christie facing more questions today. federal authorities investigating his ties to sandy relief funds. they are looking to see if christie improperly used money for the storm cleanup for an ad starring him and his family. world leaders gathered to pay their last respect to the former israeli prime minister. he died wednesday at the age of 85. he was honored with an official state ceremony in jerusalem. first target, then neiman marcus, and there may be more. when target was hacked they waited four days to tell customers but only off it was reported by a cyber blogger. similarly, neiman marcus waited nine days.
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also a report by the same online journalist, but an exclusive reuter's report says at least three other big retailers were hacked, but we don't know who they are, because they haven't come forward yet. bob, welcome. >> hi, john. >> so, i mean this new revelation you have and neiman marcus incident is they stopped at the same time. but as this story continues to spin and spin wider, we think there might be five. but there is no reason the end . >> bob explain how this works when someone swipes my card, then what happens? >> well, it's a complicated
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system, but particularly when you are talking something like 40 or 70 million credit cards. to the bad guys take a big batch of data and cut it up and distribute it through a network that is redistributed and redistributed and at the end of the line aremillion credit card doesn't mean they can
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happened here. >> is this is more sophisticatee
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largest credit card heist in country. and many european whole lot of
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money upgrading in europe, and it didn't stop the fraud. >> bob thank you very much. >> you bet thank you. now to a record-setting surplus for the go. the u.s. has about an extra $53 billion in december. the deficit was helped out by mortgage giants. they were given taxpayer money after the housing collapse and both made large payments to the treasury last month. a southwest plane is back in flight after landing at a tony missouri airport. it was stranded because the runway was too small for it to take off with passengers. no one was hurt, but the pilot
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and first officer are grounded. lisa stark explains what went wrong. >> federal aviation safety investigators are trying to figure out how two experienced pilots could have made this mistake. the captain we're told had more than 15 years of experience with the airport. they landed about 15 miles away from the one they were supposed to go to. the boeing 737 coming in on a runway just over half of the length of the one they were supposed to land on in branson, missouri. 124 passengers had come from midway airport in chicago, and a crew of five. it landed about 6:30 central time on sunday night, but we're told the weather was good, and there are air traffic controllers in branson, it's
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unclear how they could have made this mistake. they must have simply looked at the wrong airport. this plane landed just a few hundred feet short of this shorter runway, and at the end of the runway was a steep embankment and a highway. luckily there were no injuries. the national transportation safety board has pulled the black boxes, and they'll be coming back here to washington as investigators try to figure out how this mistake was made. the pilots meanwhile grounded by the airline. president obama is asking congress not to impose new sanctions on iran. this comes after an interim deal
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was announced that would provide sanction relief for iran if the country halts its nuclear program. >> now is not the time for us to impose new sanctions now is the time for us to allow the dip gnats to do their work, and verify if the agreement is being followed through on, and if not, we will be in a strong position to respond. but we want to give diplomacy and peace a chance. >> some critics feel it is too soon to ease sanctions on iran. today a new development that could help the lives of hundreds of thousands of people affected by the fighting in syria. they have agreed to allow humanitarian aid into some parts of the country. many of these areas in this desperate need have been under
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government siege, including alguda just outside of damascus. south of damascus where 46 people have died of starvation last year. >> it's not really a camp. it's a suburb, and before the war it was home to over a00,000 people among them palestinian refugees and syrians who were internally displaced and a lot of other ordinary, middle class, and lower f-middle income syrians, but it's been under siege for several months, and -- while it means no one can go in or out, but more importantly food and medicine and baby milk and blankets and
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heaters, none of that can go in, and most people inside cannot go out, especially not if they are wanted by the authorities for -- you know, being rebels or rebel sympathizers or activists or -- or whatever. so you have civilians trapped inside, you know, food running out, no medicine for children, and a lot of people going hungry. >> has there been any way to get humanitarian aid to those people? >> it has been very difficult, i mean, there's a lot of false starts and promises that the government will allow humanitarian aid to go in, and it's all just -- it's just so difficult to -- to find out exactly what happens when the food -- when the aid actually does not make it in, while the government is saying they are going to allow the aid to go in. aid workers a lot of them quietly say there are a lot of
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elements within the government that don't want the aid to go in, and there is a lot of obstruction when the aid actually arrives. >> what about other neighborhoods in and around dos that cuss? are they experiencing similar things? >> yeah, absolutely. there are several neighborhoods around damascus that have been experiencing similar things. mainly the site of the chemical attacks back in august, they are still under siege and still going hungry, and one part of that area is completely -- 360 degrees surrounded -- >> so this sort of means that hunger is really the primary weapon of war in those particular areas? >> oh, absolutely. the syrian government has been using starvation as a secret of war, and it is not even if a verdict. one term that has become
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ubiquitous is starvation until submission. and this really is a policy. starve a civilian population until they submit to you. the rubble puts pressure on the government inside the area to raise the syrian flag as opposed to the rebel flag, so it is literally starvation until submission. >> thank you for reporting. >> thank you very much. ahead of a french news conference this week, the president is under fire on another front. usher reports. >> reporter: the french president will be hoping the affairs of the state rather than the heart will take center stage when he makes a much anticipated
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speech on tuesday. but the timing of an affair, couldn't be worse. still some analysts suggest in france love is political teflon that doesn't stick. >> translator: it's the attitude of tolerance on the part of the french which clearly separates private life from public life. but that could evolve from the moment when private life enters into public space opinion might change. so it is important that this affair does not drag on and take up the headlines for a long time. it doesn't seem to be effecting the opinion of much of the french public. >> translator: his private life has not changed my opinion of him politically in any case. you need to know how to disassociate the man in public from the human being. >> translator: no, because my opinion is very negative on who
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he is and what he does, but that for me is his personal business. and what matter to me is what he does for france. >> reporter: what does matter is his record on the economy. not his record in the bedroom. >> he wanted to impress the french with the fact that he was a normal man; that he was a man of dignity, simplicity, moral r rigor, and suddenly the french are discovering he is like others but in a less glorious matter. >> reporter: his partner remains in hospital, her spokesman she needs rest. up next, losing my religion, canada's controversial plan for city workers. plus coming together how the murder of a beauty queen could bring security reform in a count think with one of the heist
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homicide rates. clear don't think anyone should be subjected to these e-mails and threats. >> the club has alerted the fbi. samuel said this is probably just a distraction. >> the message is the life of the endangered species is on the line. >> so what is the future? president of the humane seat of the united states join us tonight. i assume its no stretch to assume that your organization would be opposed to this. tell us why? >> well, joie there are many rare species in the world, and the black rhino is one of the rarest. because of poaching and habitat loss we should do everything we possibly can to protect them. the idea of linking a trophy hunting exercise to conservation may make sense to folks who are involved in trophy hunting, but
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good evening, everyone, we are looking at a lot of water across the united states. the rain on the southeast is going to continue to creep up the eastern seaboard. out here towards the northwest, this has been going on for a couple of days. we are talking about winter weather advisories as well as the wind in effect. notice how quickly the clouds and snow bands are moving. we're seeing winds gusting over 50 miles per hour, some places even reaching 60. that is going to stay all night. you factor that in with the snow, and that means it is going to bring the visibility down if you are on the highway. those are those wind warnings and advisories we're looking at. we don't expect those to exit out of the picture any time soon. down towards the southwest, we
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are looking at red flag warnings in effect right now. this is expected to go on for the next couple of days, and temperatures around los angeles are going up into the high 80s, so if you are doing anything outside for go the matches.
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in canada the quebec government wants to stop sifl servants from wearing religious symbols. the possibility of the restriction becoming law is not sitting well with some. >> reporter: these two young women want to work in the public sector helping others, but there's a problem, quebec's government wants to stop civil servants from wearing religious symbols. >> i find it insulting, and it is literally aimed at jews and muslims and christians, and it's just -- they are creating tar gets. >> i'm not going to choose between work and my religion. absolutely. that's not how the law should be. >> reporter: this is what they are talking about. basically it says if you work
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for the civil service you can't wear several religious symbols. smaller religious symbols are permitted. at public consultations the minister responsible says government can't favor one religion over others, and working civil servants must demonstrate that. >> if you are religiously neutral on the job, you should not be allowed to display your religious convictions to others out or respect for everyone. >> reporter: there has been a backlash, last november this paragraph of two veiled day care workers appeared on facebook to days of hateful comments. the couple who owned the day care asked us to keep their identity secret. >> for me the big issue is for
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someone to force me to take this off or force me to tell me i can't work because this is a choice i made. >> reporter: universities, hospitals and municipalities have objected. some say they won't enforce them. this city councillor said he is not use whether this will allow him to continue in office. >> i have asked the question how is my wearing this prohibited me from accomplishing my tasks. >> reporter: so far the bill has strong support among some, but is much less popular with english speakers and in cities. the controversy is set to continue as the government holds more public hearings and possibly makes it part of an election campaign in 2014. the killing of police venezuela and her ex-husband by
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a gang continues to shock venezuelans who are demanding the government take immediate action to counter the violence. now in an unprecedented move the government has even called on the opposition leadership to contribute in a national plan. >> reporter: flowers for monica spear and every vinz way land killed in the wake of violence. tran it's about time all of the sid sins raise their voices to say enough. enough death. enough pain for the venezuelan family. >> reporter: many very shocked by the murder of the former miss venezuela and her former husband. people say the government has to do something about the robberies, kidnappings, and killings. >> translator: somehow the government has to listen. the criminals killed my nephew
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and left a family in pain. this is a way to pressure the government to realize the insecurity has spun out of their control. >> reporter: last year more than 25,000 people were murdered in venezuela. last week, the president called on opposition leaders to join in on forming a national plan to counter the violence. >> translator: we're hear to construct a new model in the face of this complex problem of criminality, the violence linked to drugs, anti-values, the contempt for human life. >> reporter: undering mounting pressure, the government has begun to take some measures. the government is improving security sending more army to the city. there are 17 roadblocks like this in the most dangerous areas. the criminal policies are not working says this analyst.
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>> translator: the criminal policies are a problem. in the last 15 years there have been 22 security plans but they are narrowly effective. they are not resolving the problems because they have tried to militarize security. and that's not adequate to control security. >> reporter: until there is adequate security on the streets. venezuelans say they will continue their protest. people galvanized by the death of a former beauty queen. after the break, coming out swinging, a-rod fights back against his season-long suspension. has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do... >> america tonight next only on al jazeera america
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it was no surprise late this afternoon when lawyers for yankees players alex rodriguez filed suit against major league baseball. the star is trying to get a federal judge to stop his season-long suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. he is filing a lawsuit against major league baseball -- >> as we expected. >> -- but also the union. >> which a lot of people did not
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expect. and the one organization that was supporting his cause, it was the player's association. rodriguez con -- contending that the union completely abwoe indicated its rights. rodriguez is said to even have used testosterone at the ballpark on game days. >> he would put one of these in his mouth, probably about 10, 15 minutes before game time or as soon as he -- he -- he went into the field. a player could take it right before game time, and by the time they get back into the locker room, after the game, and there was any possibility of testing, they would -- they -- they would test negative. they would test clean. >> reporter: joining me now is
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mlb writer tedberg. are you surprised in major league clubhouses today that some players could be using performance-enhancing drugs opgame days? >> not terribly. you are talking about something a little more than a lon -- loss enz. >> an ingets outfielder mike trout said i think you should be out of the game if you get caught . . . is this the prevailing sentiment now among players in the league? >> i think it's an increasingly popular sentiment. and guys like trout, young stars pride themselves of doing this new generation of players who are going to do it clean. but it's a strong statement than
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any coming out and saying maybe i understand the decision, no one is going to say that. a guy like trout can easily make that statement, it might be a little bit more difficult for getting on up there in years and starting to think about making that choice. >> do you think it would take stiffer penalties to rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs? >> i do. i think the drugs are always going to be ahead of the test, and there will always be guys looking for a competitive edge, but i think a big step forward would be starting to punish the teams. the yankees benefit from alex rodriguez taking the drugs while he is on the team, now they benefit from him being suspended and clearing all of that payroll that they had. so there's no incentive for a team to police itself, and until
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it can, it is going to be hard to keep it out of the game. >> ted thanks for joining us. >> thanks, mike. >> that's a great point, mike. the teams themselves have to get involved, tauz typically the players do whatever they want in that regard -- and that's why teams we had no idea. >> and they benefit from that? >> absolutely. >> michael eaves thank you very much. coming up, taking the law into their own hands the tactics residents are useings to stop drug cartels in one mexican town. plus civilians in space, we'll talk to an astronaut about the civilian space industry. those stories and a lot more coming up 11:00 eastern, 8:00 pacific time. today's top stories are just
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ahead. i'll see you then and at 11:00. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. here are tonight's top stories. west virginia's governor says tap water is safe in his state once again. last week a chemical leak contaminated the water supply, it's still in the water but is down to safe levels. authorities say chris christie misused hurricane sandy relief funds. detroit may not have to

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