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keep on fighting... ...it's so seldom you get that access to the other side. >> faultlines: on the front s this is al jazeera america live. with a look at today's new economic sanctions on russia by the u.s. satellite images of exploding in the inian ocean. will not spend any time in prison. his accuser calling it a travesty. s.
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>> as the lower house to annex crimea. president obama announce add new set of sanctions against russian officials and steps that could have an impact on key parts of the russian economy. russia responded by imposing sanctions on several top officials including members of congress. mike joins us now from the white house, and this feels like tit for tat diplomacy. between the u.s. and russia today. >> yeah, but even at the president's appearance, it is clear that this situation is growing even more serious, the president still room for diplomacy even as he rad chets up the economic pressure on those close toast vladimir putin. >> warning they may have plans to invade even more of ukraine. president obama fried again to turn up the heat. >> i sign add new order today that gives us the authority to impose
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sanctions not just on individuals but on key sectors of the russian economy. among those some of his closest associations. a personal banker for putin and others close to him. his brother boris, putin's childhood friends and former judo sparring partners. and the personal bank for senior russian officials all will have their u.s. assets frozen. this comes on top of the 11 russians named just days ago. that move was mocked by many of those targeted. this time, u.s. officials insist the sanctions will have a painful financial bite. russian clearly fired back. senator democratic leader harry reid, and republican john mccain, all were defiant with mccain tweeter i am proud to be sanctioned by putin, i'll never crease my efforts and dedication to freedom and
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independent of ukraine, which includes crimea. now there are ominous signs of another land grab, russian forces are gathering knew your crane's eastern boarder. at the pentagon, a spokesman said secretary of defense raised the issue with his russian counter part. >> 2340 intention of crossing the border, not going to take any aggressive action. >> if he does move, he threatened to widen section to include entertainser doctor of the russian economy. >> these sanctions would not only have a significant impact on the russian economy, but could also be disruptive the global economy. >> so much of this depends on the european union, what they will do to try to ratchet uhl economic pressure on their side. we all know they are far more depend on integration than the united states, and so that end, some meetings that were long scheduled are now taking on a crucial aspect.
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the president ratherring to the netherlands he will be talking about nuclear issues ukraine is bound to dominate. >> wait a minute, we are talking about a new set of sanctions but what has become of the first round of sanctions issues on monday? >> well, we were talking there in the piece, they were mocked by the russians that were targeted there. and administration officials insist that they are more than a slap on the wrist. take that bank for example, which is used by many in vladimir putin's inner circle. the assets there will be frozen. officials here ink cyst that even time they try to do anything involving the u.s. dollar they are going to be hamstrung. they insist these sanctions will have a painful bite. >> all right, thank you. the threat of sanctions seems to have little effect on the ground. jennifer glass is live with more on the stand off between the russian and ukrainian navies.
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jennifer? >> that's right, tony, now the russian rad fied that treaty tomorrow. the upper house is supposed to ratify the treaty making them officially part of russia. they say it all started on tuesday, and left in limbo, the ukrainian navy. >> there's something going on aboard the ukrainian ship. for the first time since the military tanned out began in the beginning of the month, there's movement. sailors are unloading their belongings, they say that doesn't mean they are leaving their ship. the russian blockade continues and on this day, it is an aggressive stance, an armed warship sits at the mouth of the harbor, and it seems russia believes the end is in sight. gall's husband is onboard. he and other sailors refuse to attend a flag raising ceremony thursday. and they won't surrender or leave. >> there are only two choices now she says. resign from the military
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and have ukraine consider you a deserter, or join, not clear what army. this isn't an option. to change your allegiance, you just can't do it, and to stay here means to lie and live with that, and i can't do that. her husband calls while we are talking and she tells him to make sure to leave none of his things for the russians. >> he says now the bases are off, i can't even say what that means at this point. but it's nothing good. >> since the break up of the soviet union, ukrainian and rush sailors and ships work side by side, no more. this sailor and soldier monument joe looking the main bay celebrates the unity of portions. for the ukrainian fleet, all they can think about is division. >> putin says his troops
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aren't here. i'm a military man, i see perfectly that these are military men. including the promise not to take the base. >> in my opinion, our ships should be sunk or blown up, because it is a war now, just no one shooting at each other, and god forbid they start shooting. >> the command ship still flies the ukrainian flag, but it has new neighbors. two russian ships sit across the bow, making sure it can't move an inch, and there are armed marines blocking the entrance to it's port. keeping up the pressure on the ukrainian sailors still onboard. >> tony we are hearing from those sailors tonight that things have changed. many of the ships have been boarded by armed men, and they are thinking that much of what was the ukrainian navy today tomorrow will be flying the flag.
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wow, thank you. as the u.s. imposed new sanctions united nations secretary general visited moscow to try to resolve the crisis and one of america's diplomates made a visit to show support for the interim ukrainian government. wendy sherman says her visit today deeply effected her, and does not correspond to what they say is going on here. >> if i listen to the rhetoric i would have expected to walk through the streets of cove and by attacked by dangerous elements. i was approached by school children with flowers.
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she also reiterated washington's backing for the new government. >> to the united states and international community, fully support the independence, the territorial integrity, and the sovereignty of ukraine and anyone who tries to say it is otherwise does not understand the people in the aspirations of this country. >> that's a clear shot towards russia, and vladimir putin. 40 refused to recognize the new government, calling it full of fascists. he said they understood their concerns but he says the two countries need to start talking. that may be hard the commonly held belief in kiev is russia's move to recapture former soviet territory, is as much about keeping ukraine in it's sphere of influence, as it is about fears of extremists.
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but the new deputy foreign minister says moscow needs to understand, what's happening isn't about a choice between east or west, but about self-determination. it was not about russia, it was not about the european union. that dan was about ukraine. we would like to build a good country. >> tonight the barricades are still manned. the moscow backed regime is gone, replaced by threats from moscow itself. and these ukrainians know if they stop now, they may never get another chance at true independent. phemitone al jazeera, kiev. >> ships and planes are resuming their investigation of a break through. the australian government released these satellite images of abouts floating in the southern indian ocean. now planes flew over the area earlier today, but didn't spot the objects.
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meanwhile they are anxiously awaiting news. >> as a father, i still have to believe all the mh 370 passengers are alive and well. >> so 13 dainties the search for the flight, officials are being cautious about what is being called the best lead yet. paul joins us now with the latest. >> those images are a ray of hope, beaming down via satellite. the potential break, but it is a long way to go. right now, the main focus of this massive international effort to track down this missing plane is those images. this is what they are looking for. one of the most remote places in the world. >> this is probably the best lead we have right now. but we need to get there, find them, see them. assess them to know whether it's really meaningful or not. >> getting there is the
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first problem, when they were captured on satellite camera, the two objects were more than 1500 miles off the southwestern coast that means search planes can fly over the area for a few hours at most, before they need to return to land to refuel. on top of that, the images were shot two days ago, the debris could have drifted hundreds of miles away since then. >> those pieces in the ocean that were spotted by satellite, are not conclusive at all. aircraft made out of aluminum, and aluminum doesn't float. so there must be something attached to it that would cause it to float and to float for 12 days if it is in fact part of our aircraft. >> and the clock is ticking the batteries in the voice and data recorders will go dead after about 30 days. why the other nearly 80, but they are not too big, the missing plane is
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about 210 feet long, with a wingspan of 200 feet. another complication is that the debris could well be one of the cargo containers that routinely fall off ships around the world. >> for the loved ones of the 239 missing onboard, exhausted exasperated it is a sign of hope, but also yet another potential dead end in an investigation that's been riddled with errors and bad information. the reaction of malaysia's transport minister was guarded. >> the search will be resuming soon, we could learn something tonight, but the earthquake tokers so it will make it tough to see what is in the water. >> all right, enterer right p p as paul just mentioned the new focus of the search is close to
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what has been come to be known as the southern arc. john has been working the maps to show us how this new information. >> new and credible information about where this jumbo jet ended up. wed credible may be, proven, not by a very long way. take a look at this. here is the search box that has become the focus of the ascension tension. so this is where the debris was spotted by the
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satellite. you can see it is just outside the main search area. now the position is approximately 1500 miles off the coastal city in western australia. in part of the ocean which is known as the roaring 40's. now mariners know this very very well. the line ovulated this zone is between the roaring 40's and something called the four rouse 50's. and down below here, off this map, is they have the streaming 60's. ten this is very very well known if you are a sailor. it is known for high winds, rough seas, the waves are about eight feet we are told, but likely to go up as the day goes on. they can reach 20 feet at any one time. high winds, the fast moving. you have something called the gyro. it is one of five in the world, and as you can see this one is spinning clock wide. because it is mostly in the southern atmosphere, sometimes it does change
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direction, what it does is move debris around, and also below the surface as well. and mariners will often take the roaring 40's rout through here, because the high tides and the wind and the gyro gives them a bit of extra speed. now look closely at this. because this is the famous arc that we have been talking about. where experts reckon once this lost contact up here. it could be anywhere in this vast indian ocean. so you can can see the current search site here just outside of the arc. it all points to strong winds and ties in the guy row, making it very possible that yes this is debris from the missing plane. but unfortunately, just because it does turn out to be the debris that everyone is looking for, that doesn't mean that this is where the jet came down, because as you can see here. it could have fallen anywhere at this point in
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the ocean, and this debris could have drifted for many many many miles. >> still so many unanswered questions. >> i know, i was watching john last night, and i thought -- >> maybe. >> at a point where we will get the information, the australian prime minister mentioned nit the house. and now they still found nothing. >> appreciate it, thank you. >> let's bring in bob francis from washington, with the ntsb. bob good to see you, thank you for your time. with 13 days into this search, are you as surprised seemingly the rest of us are, by all of the unanswered questions by all the things we don't know yet about what happened to this flight. >> given the context i am really not. this is sort of unprecedented in terms of losing an aircraft like this. and there are a lot of parallels to the air france. >> yes. >> a huge advantage we
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had with air france is we knew the track it was taking across the atlantic. and it still took us ultimately two years to find the recorders there. >> bob, do you think this debris -- this possible debris in the satellite image is in fact part of this aircraft? >> it would be surprised and i wouldn't put any money on it. >> why? >> because -- it doesn't sound like a part of an aircraft. something that's 70 feet long, the aircraft is 70 feet long, but you aren't going to find a strip of the airplane out there without something else. it's just -- i think that the idea that this is some residue off of some kind of a cargo ship is much more logical explanation.
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so at some point, we all assume the wreckage, something will be found. the most logical assumption, will be somewhere in the ocean in the water. when that happens -- >> i think that's stair to say. >> okay. >> i'm not sure that i would subscribe to where some day going to find it. >> really? >> this is a lot tougher than what is the previous most difficult. >> the transponder that we have been hearing so much conversation about, apparently it is still pinging. is there a point at which i think it's a few days from now, maybe a couple of weeks when it stops emitting a signal and how then do you begin to sort of -- where does that leave you in terms of finding something that can bring you closer to something that's meaningful? >> well, the major source
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of notice, or showing where this is is probably the fingers on the flight data recorder and the -- >> voice recorder. >> and the voice recorder. and i think those are supposed to be reliable for up to a month. so i would put them as a much more logical source of audio. >> and how long do those recorders continue to emit this pinging? is it for another couple weeks 30 days or so? >> 30 days is supposed to be the limit. >> what is your thought on the investigation so far? the common thread we hear is there has been mistakes. we have heard complaints from the chinese, we have heard compliants from the vietnamese. in your mind, have there been mistakes made in
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this investigation so far. >> if you want to talk abgeneral criticism, mine would be the resins of may la sha to be open with what information it had, and to be shaking that not only with the public but with the other people that are trying to be helpful. that would acknowledge has been getting better recently, but that's a big problem when you go through maybe a week. without having very good communication thaw yo are not all that surprised that we don't know more about what happened to this flight. bob francis, is a former voice chairman of the ntsb. bob, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> a gunman attacked a
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luxury hotel in the capital, frequented by foreigners in afghan official tells reuters all four gunman were killed in the attack. the officials says two guards were wounded but no guests were hurt. the heavily guarded hotel is considered a safe vain for united nations staff. just over two weeks before the presidential election, and coming up on al jazeera america, wall street bounces back after fears that the fed may raise interest rates sooner rather than later. we will tell you what to look out for. and after a shortage, texas gets it's hands on a new batch of drugs for execution. but refuses to say where they came from.
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wall street.e 180 from the dow. bouncing back nearly 900-points from yesterday's sell off. some re assessing comments from fed chair that interest rates may have to rise sooner rather than later. maybe sooner than expected. certainly.
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real money joining us now, and alley, who should we be listening to here? >> not investors. i have to tell you who were surprised? yellen said at some point, interest rates go up, here is the thing to remember. the federal reserve sets what we call short term rates. the rates that bank charges each other for overnight loans. there are some consumer loans or business loans that are based on that fed rate. the fed rate is a quarter of a percentage point. we call it 25 basis points. forget that, if you add 3%, that's what is called the prime rate. you know people that have credit cards and loans that's based on the prime rate. that possession all the fed can influence. now, janet yellen suggest those can go up by mid next year, that has nothing to do with your mortgage. >> right. >> they are set by the bond market based on the ten year note, and what happened yesterday is that the ten year note the yield, or the interest rate on that went up. that means mortgage rates are probably going to go up.
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people have to remember, the fed can keep the rates where they are, the mortgage rates still might go up. >> so what might -- well, i think we have an idea of how this might impact ordinary folks. >> yeah, here is the thing, most people think about home prices and when you think about the fact that most people buy a house on a 15 or a 30 year loan. we sold more than we sell uh no. people are buying homes when they are 18%. because inflation is high as well, so the bottom line is if rates on a mortgage go up to four and three-quarter%, even
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5%, the old wont come to an end. >> what relation you working on. >> i should have brought it with me. >> oh my god who didn't bring the lump of coal. >> somebody goes right under uh the bus. right under the bus. >> i got coal. >> can't get good help these days. >> by the way, by the way, great job earlier, you know what i'm talking act. >> everyone at home doesn't need to know. >> everyone at home doesn't need to know the great job earlier today. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. we are hearing from the accusener the sex assault trial of an army general. why she says his sentence is a travesty.
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female captain after the
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center of the sexual misconduct case called his punishment is a travesty. today a military judge sentenced him to reprimand, but no jail time, after he admitted having inappropriate relationships with three female subordinates. near fort blahing. >> then he calls his wife. >> it's been a very difficult time for me and my family, it has. it -- the system works i have always been proud of my army. all i want to do now is go up north and hug my kids and see my wife. mow is standard protocol he will go before a board that will determine his last rank, the defense says it is likely he will be dehoyted and that can mean a loss of $831,000 in pension, and benefits. this case has taken many twists and turns originally it was a
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sexual assault case, but as part of the plea deal this week, those charges were dropped. now that is exactly what the former chief prosecutor had recommended before this court marshal began, he had concerns about the testimony of the accuser, and recommended to his higher ups that the charges be dropped and another thing, during this court marshal, the judge halted the proceedings and asked both sides to begin negotiating due to concerns that political ramifications may have prompted the prosecution to reject an earlier offer from the defense. on how the military is combating sexual assault within it's ranks. has been very critical, she release add statement saying 24 case is illustrated a military justice system in dire need of independent from a chain of command. when survivors and defense attorneys both agree we need to reform the system, it should tell uh the system needs reform.
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an advocacy group also release add statement, saying this sends one more chilling victim to messages who are thinking about coming forward. >> a spring of high profile cases and a survey released has fueled the debate. democratic senator sponsor add bill that passed in the senate this month, and may wind up in the house later this year. many say that does not go far enough, instead they support a similar group from democratic senator. which was defeated by a filibuster. susan burke joins me now. she is an attorney. and has spearheaded nationwide lawsuits.
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what is your reaction to the sentencing today. >> it is dismal. you think about the fact that we have a general, the conduct he admitted to, including holding a subordinate captain never a hotel room, having several subordinates send him photographs of themselves nude, the fact there's a mild slap on the wrist, no jail time. it's ridiculous. so here is the response from the decision, let me read this to you, one of it's lessons highlights what we already know, that commanders are often more aggressive than prosecutors in pursuing prosecutions and vetting these cases. if this court marshal has been handled by prosecutors alone, it would not have gone to
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trial. how do you respond to that? >> i think that that's a real distortion. the reality is that the way the system is set up now, commanders like general sinclair himself, are the people that get the call the shots. it is a very biased military system, that is chronisim. so you cannot say we need to keep judicial power in the hands of people like general sinclair, that macanese sense. we need an impartial independent system. >> so let me dive a little bit deep entire this case here and get your thoughts. the most serious charges were thrown out. when the prosecution learned that the accuser continue their relationship, their affair after the alleged assault -- was known. my question is, wouldn't a trailed prosecutor, of the kind, senator jill brand wants in the future, wouldn't this case have been
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problematic for that prosecutor as well? not necessarily. there are some excellent rape and sexual assault prosecutor whose are knowledgeable about victim behavior, and one thing you see sadly in these type of abusive situations where there's violence, and there's power, is you do see victims not escaping. a sense it is equivalent to spouse abuse. there are people that do not escape their situations. so the mere fact that the victim remained in contact says nothing about the reality of what occurred. from my mind what has he admitted to. >> so the broader question of how assault cases should be handled what would you like to see. >> so you need a
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professional core. now for logistical reasons it can remain within the military, and that's what the senator's bill does. >> all right. thank you for your time, susan, is there one other point? i have time for one other point? i think we all know blind justice is the best justice, so we need someone whose career is not mixed one the facts. >> designed to refoyer military rape and assault prosecutions joins us, appreciate it, thank you again for your time. >> in india, four men have been found guilty of gang raping a photo journalist last year. their case was trialed using new fast track courts aimed at bypassing the country's backlogged judicial system.
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the photo journalist and her male colleague were attacked last year. in vane someday la the mayor has been the taped and accused of inciting a civil rebellion. he is being detained at this prison after police arrested him he kick started if you think rest. the supreme court also jailed another mayor for ten months for failing to take down barriers set up by protest tors. the u.n. and international watchdog agency says 11 shipments have been transported for destruction, of the u.s. and russia set a deadline to have the stock piles destroyed by june 30th. the founder of the west bureau baptist church dies today. more on that story and other headlines. >> reverend fred felp
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senior, the head of the west bureau baptist church, passed away today at the age f o84. he was known for lebaneseing the hate filled protest against gay rights as the funerals of war veterans. he believed the deaths of soldiering fighting in iraq were god's punishment for tolerance of homo sexuality. texas has secure add new batch of lethal drugs that will allow the state to continue to execute detrain mates but they will not release any information about where the new drugs came from. prison officials are highway patrolling to get a new ruling to keep the sup player information confidential. police have come across what they describe as the biggest human smuggling ring in recent memory. they say they found 115 people living in filth inside a stash house.
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it's a site that has become too common in the area. >> they are kept hungry, thirsty, and barefoot. 115 migrants from honduras, el salvador, guatemala, and mexico, who had entrusted human smugglers to illegally bring them to the land of opportunity, instead ended up prisoners here inside this 1300 square feet house. police say the migrants have been held here from two to 15 days. >> people sitting on top of one another. squalor conditioned. dirty and filthy. clothes strewn everywhere, there's clothing. the family told police about the house, after they failed to bring her and her two children to a prearranged meeting tuesday. they were along the sea of people police discovered inside, 99
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males and 16 females. 19 were children. >> the largest number of individuals in a stash house i have seen that we have encountered in probably the past five or six years. >> the house had only one partially, whoing bathroom, and no hot water. the windows were boarded and the doors locked from the outside. >> it is classic signs of a smuggling and coyote operation, in which people are treated like animals. more so than human beings. >> the migrants are now in the custody of immigration, customs and enforcement. a spokesperson says each will be interviewed fed and medically screened. it's a story dallas human rights advocate says he has seen too many times. regardless of the conditionings. i ask many people, while are you willing to cross these borders and many people said i'd rather do this than see my children
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die hungry in my place. >> they charge migrants for transportation, and then often hold them for ransome until family members can cough up more money. in the worst cases they are sold into prostitution or forced labor. >> there's people that is looking for cheap labor. this is a multimillionaire business. five suspects have been suspected in the houston case, more arrests may follow. >> heidi joe castro, al jazeera, dallas. >> and in new york city, a teenager bypassed security guards in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of the world trade center freedom tower. the 16-year-old was later arrested and charged with trespass. he climbed up the scaffolding took an elevator to the 88th floor, and then
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climb add staircase and a ladder all the way to the antenna. he was up there for two hours. >> two hours in. >> before police caught him, you know why, because his phone flash went off. >> no, no. that's how they figured it out? >> so someone is in trouble. clearly this is not something that should be happening. security guard was sleeping. >> yeah, yeah. that kid. all right, let's hope he makes it to 17. thank you. >> just hours in, and we have already got march madness upsets. michael eaves is here. how many upsets do we have, already? >> there's a couple. >> your bracket is already done. >> yeah. >> there are a couple and there will be no more. each year there are two up for grabs. the first one of course is the national champion, but the other is that of cinderella. fans love to see the smaller schools take down the bigger premier programs during march madness, and the race for cinderella is already off to a competitive start. as 12 seeded harvard beat
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cincinnati, earlier, first seed we had 61-57 over cincinnati, just a second time that the tournament win in the program's history, and the crimson became the t first ivy school. since princeton, back in 1983 and 84. >> you know if you play this time of year, you are probably a pretty good team. and fortunate to advance in the great tournament, and we were good but we also were fortunate as well. 11 seeded dayton knocked off dayton a little tease though. >> yeah. >> beating stanford has the lay up with 3.8 remaining. it is sweeter before the fliers they did try to down play it though. >> coming into the game, we weren't thinking about who they were, it was
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just -- it was a game. and five on five, and it didn't matter who it was. we just wanted to advance, so that stuff was irrelevant, and we put it out the door. >> it is amazing just the 10th time that dayton ohio stays together. >> that's right. so wait a minute, the big boys the big teams the favorites they get going. >> oh yeah. as a matter of fact, florida the number one overall seed, took on albany today, they just won their game earlier. they are trying to become the first team to repeat since florida did it in 2006. louisville speaking of repeats won it last year, they are number four, they are very dangerous with this four seed. they take on manhattan, and speaking of four seeds maybe the most dangerous, michigan state. 17th straight, president barack obama even picked them to go and win the national championship. >> oh, let the games begin. michael, appreciate it. and still to come on al jazeera america, from toilet to tap, how one california city effected by drought is making sure it has enough water and
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it is an international day of happiness. we will look at which countries have the happiest people on earth.
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your global news leader. drought in the west, and
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this is what it looks like. exceptional drought, 3.61 of the whole person part of the united states, a little bit higher for the extreme areas we aren't just talking about california. parts of colorado wells down here to the south, it can turn how much it has increased. let me show you quickly, over the last three months the ex-people areas went up about 8%, so the drought has gotten worse over the last 90 days and this is what we are looking at. one big problem, the big rain, that we were just talking about in february, now we will get out of the rainy season, because the rangeny season only lasts between august 1st and april 15th.
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>> perhaps the worst drought the state has ever seen, recycling waste water has taken on a new sense of urgency. yet every single day southern californians are flushing literally hundreds of millions of gallons of water out to sea. in orange county california, some 35 miles south of los angeles, the water district decided back in 2008, that no water, even waste water should be, well, wasted. >> through the application we manufacture drinking water. >> today water for 2.4 million orange county residents comes from pure fied waste water. and we aren't just talking about gray water from showering or laundry, this is also black water, straight from the toilet. put the yuck factor
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aside, an o.c. water district, says this is the future. >> every drop that we create, frees up another drop of water someplace else in the state to do things like irrigate crops, grow the food that the united states depends on. >> before going to the toilet to the tap, the water take as long adder rouse journey that starts here. at the crane waist water facility. the first fill with soapy smelly waste water, then the water travels flu a four step micro filtration process. 2 1/2 hours later you have pure h 20. safe to drink. >> it just tastes very -- >> pure. >> yeah. >> for very pure. every day, 300 tons of pure fied wattser produced by recycling waste water. >> that's equal to filling 300 swim peopling all at a cost that is 30% less. from the colorado river
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and northern california. >> the idea we can use it once, and flush it out or let it drain to the ocean. we can no longer afford that luxury of one time water use. >> on this night, they were willing to put their toilet to tap water to test. >> how does it taste. >> i think it is just antic factor. it is. i think it is just for me it is just i'm looking at it coming out, and then like -- i don't know if i'm wondering where is that reallile cooing from. >> psychologically there are still some hurdles but as california's drought persists, perhaps the state's lack of water will become more offensive than turning toilet water into drinking water. jennifer. >> are you feeling it yet? come on, get happy. today is the international day of happiness.
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created by the united nations. roxanne is here to tell us how this day came about. where you can find the happiest people on earth, right, roxanne that? >> 20 get governments more on making their people happen, but different people and cultures have different definition. the latest report submitted to the u.n. faces happiness on factors like income and health. that's not too surprising. or having someone top count on. also, the level of corruption, people see in their societies. generosity is another big factor that means how much you donate to charity. these are the five halviest in the world. might be cold no those countries but one told me
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people there are happy with the social welfare they get. trailing a few spots behind, the u.s. at number 17, we are right after mexico and a bit happier than the irish. and then there are the saddest places to live in the world, they are all in africa, rwanda, central african republic, and toeing go. why does it matter if we are happy? regger says happy people live longer are more productive and make better citizens. despite economic crisis around the world, the world is actually becoming a happier place. >> really, 17. >> not bad. that feels pretty good. >> we will work on it for next year. >> thank you. people all over the world with have been posting pictures to celebrate the international day of happiness. >> right here. >> has more on that, what do you feel for us. >> thousands of people
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posted pictures of themselves, of their loved ones, of the things that make them happy. on the u.n. foundation. the u.n. also posts people to post videos of themselves and put it on their website. videos from all over the world, dancing to the pharrell williams song happy. ♪ because i'm happy ♪ clap along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ because i'm happy if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ ♪ because i'm happy ♪ clap along if you know what happiness is to you ♪ ♪ because i'm happy ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you want to do ♪. >> now if that song made you happy, well a group of kids from the detroit
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academy. >> did their own interpretation, one of the parents took a video of it, they posted it on youtube, and it has gotten over 1 million views in one week alone. >> take a listen. >> wow. ♪ clap along if you know what happiness is to you ♪ clap along if you feel like -- >> that's good. >> isn't that great. >> the kids the parents the academy, they were so surprised at the response they received. i just want to wish everybody an international day of happiness today. >> that's good. >> so the young woman who follows this guy -- does the little kid, is he displaying a swag is that what the kid calls it. >> totally is. yep. >> but this young woman
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who follows him, she is terrific. happy international day of happiness to you. thank you. plus, i am talking to a man who said today one of the former advisors all that and more on real money.
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and a look at the top stories, president obama is now expanding the sanctions against russia after the actions in ukraine and
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blacklisted the wealth individuals. >> i signed a new executive order today and giving us the authority to impose sanctions not just on individuals but key sectors of the russian economy. this is not our preferred outcome. the sanctions not only have a significant impact on the russian economy and could be disruptive to the global economy. >> a u.s. mail taxpayer general is not spending time in jail for inappropriate relationships, the judge sin sentenced him with a fine. >> a ship is looking for what may be pieces of the missing jet liner. it is located 1500 miles off the australia coast in the indian ocean. the associated press is
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