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>> we ever countries in this region, countries outside of this region, in addition to the united states, all of whom are prepared to engage in military assistance. >> secretary of state john kerry meeting with word leaders building an international coalition to fight the islamic state after the group kills another hostage. >> british prime minister they said scotland to convince voters to stick with the u.k. >> forcing more than 1,000 people from homes in california,
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how close firefighters are to getting the flames under control. >> standing tens of thousands of tourists in popular resort areas, a closer look at the damage and where the big storm is headed next. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm bell cat. the u.s. coalition against the islamic state group is growing, 40 countries signing on to help the fight. >> secretary of state john kerry is in paris where foreign ministers are meeting to discuss next steps. in britain there is outrage over murder of david haines. >> a video showing his killing, david cameron vowing to hunt down and destroy the group. >> we have group coverage from washington and london. let's begin with lisa in washington. the u.s. is steadily picking up support to take on the islamic
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state group. what's next? >> today in paris is a one day meeting including 30 countries, including the countries of the u.n. security council, iraq, of course, the main european nations, iraq's neighbors and gulf states. in opening this meeting this morning, the french president said it is critical to form an international coalition to take on the threat posed by the islamic state group. >> arriving this morning in petitioner royce or an international conference aimed at combating the islamic state group in iraq, secretary of state john kerry hopes to build on what he says is a growing coalition. as the u.s. looks to eventually strike i.s. in syria. >> i've been extremely encouraged to hear from all the people i've been meeting with about their readiness and willingness to participate. >> australia raised its terror alert to high in the face of some of its citizens joining
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i.s. sunday it became the first country to announce a specific military contribution, committing fire power and at least 600 troops, some of which with him advice iraqi and kurdish forces fighting the islamic state group. >> i to have warn the australian people that should this preparation and deployment extend into combat operations, that this could go on for quite some time, months, rather than weeks, perhaps many, many months, indeed. >> while strong u.s. allies like france ever indicated they might contribute to airstrikes in iraq, germany has said no. after a week of shoring up support in the middle east, secretary kerry indicated sunday there is no shortage of arab partners willing to deal with the i.s. >> i can tell you right here and now that we have countries in this region, countries outside of this region, in addition to
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the united states, all of whom are prepared to engage in military he a saysance, in tag strikes, if that is what it requires. >> secretary kerry also said some of those countries have offered ground troops, but for now, the administration says syrian rebels will handle that part of the operation. the obama administration is asking congress to approve $500 million to arm, train and equip them. >> we need ground trips. that's why we want this program to fund it. >> some on capitol hill say to win in syria, american boots need to go on the ground, something the white house has indicated it will not do. >> this idea will never have any boots on the ground to defeat them in syria is fantasy. our strategy will fail yet again. this president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get
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killed back here at home. >> now in iraq, the u.s. does have about 1600 troops in an advisory role that in country, but again, the white house has made it clear no combat troops there or in syria. back to you. >> lisa, notably a major player, iran was not invited to this conference, what are they saying about it? >> well, a number of countries felt iran should be included, including iraq wanted iran there, but others felt saudi arabia was opposed to it, the u.s. opposed to it, secretary saying it wouldn't be appropriate. iran reacted saying we didn't want to come anyway and that this conference is all for show. stephanie. >> lisa stark in washington, thank you. >> let's go to phil ittner live in london. what do we know at this hour as
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to what the u.k. is doing to find those oh responsible for killing david haines? >> there's been an awful lot of anger, as you can well imagine here in the united kingdom about the slaying of david haines. one of the primary things they're trying to do is track down this english-accented person on the video, who's been doing these english videos, did you believe him jihadi john. they think he's from east london. there is talk about joining the u.s. in the bombing campaign in talks today. there is a very large sense of anger within the u.k., the british prime minister speaking out after release of the video saying that these actions have nothing to do with the islamic faith. >> the fact that an aid worker was taken, held, and brutally murdered at the hands of isil
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sums up what this organization stands for. they boast of their brutality, claim to do this in the name of is slam. that is nonsense. islam is a religion of peace. they are not muslims, they are monsters. >> the other thing that they are deeply worried about here in the united kingdom and actively working to stop is actually british nationals going to the region and fighting and then doing things like we saw with this video, that is a grave concern here, not only because they don't want their own citizens going to the region and getting caught up in this, but also the threat that they may pose if they return to the united kingdom. >> ever we heard yet how david haines' family has reacted to the news of his killing? >> we have heard from david haines' family. an awful lot of talk about
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celebrating his life and standing with what he stood for in giving aid and humanitarian assistance. his brother, mike haines put out a video over the weekend in which he quoted the koran, said i could turn to hate, but i'm not going to. he didn't place the blame on anybody except for the people who actually killed his brother. let's take a listen to his brother. >> we hoped, we prayed in our own way. unfortunately, it was not in our hands. it was not in the hands of the government, it was in the hands of terrorists. >> now, the results of another u.k. citizen who is potentially at threat for a beheading video, a taxi driver by the name of alan henning, his family is expressing concern clearly, but all of this has the united kingdom very, very attentive to what's going on in the region and deeply concerned because of
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these british links. >> phil ittner live in london, thank you very much. >> we go to imran khan in baghdad. we just heard from the rocky president at the security summit in paris. here is some of what he had to say. >> we are facing this new, this appears to be new organization. we have to hurry up to take diesive actions against all sort of terrorist actions and any ideology. >> decisive action, clearly a sense of urgency from him to tackle i.s. how much faith are iraqi citizens there putting on this coalition plan? >> well officially, the iraqi government have welcomed the plan, saying look, this is exactly what we need. we need help with upgrading our military and intelligence gathering and humanitarian affairs. we just heard from the two
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foreign ministers of france and from iraq. the french foreign minister said that there was annal agreement that something needed to be done against the islamic state group. there were gaps within the country, but overall, they were all sailing in the right direction, as it were, the iraqi foreign minister also welcomed the efforts of the international community, but there were really three glaring omissions. firstly, nothing concrete was said and that's what the iraqis will be looking for. they wanted to come back from this conference to this country and present a plan to their people. they haven't got that yet. also, there was no mention of syria, a political solution in syria is what many people have told me is the only way of beating the is state and the last thing is the lack, the freezing out of iran from this conference, many people saying iran is a very big player both in iraq and syria and the fact that they weren't invited to the conference means that the conference is hamstrung before it's even begun. >> meanwhile, president obama is
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stepping up efforts to train iraqi and kurdish troops. are they better prepared to take on i.s. and what kind of support are these troops receiving to reach that goal? >> well, for the last four years, that's exactly what the rack keys have been asking for, saying we need help, training. we've got 1600 u.s. advisors, soldiers in this country now in a training role and intelligence gathering role. that is crucial, but what is crucial are these airstrikes. the iraqi ground troops need air support and they're going to get that from the american government, the american military, so that will be hopefully the iraqi government say a game-changer for them. all of this needs a concerted international effort and it needs money. that's one of the reasons this paris conference was convened to get a broad international coalition to support the battle against the islamic state. >> enro thank you.
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>> we now know that the islamic state group is the richest terrorist organization in history. u.s. intelligence officials saying it earns $3 million a day, that money coming from oil smuggling, hume trafficking, theft and extortion. they know longer ever to rely on arab donor to say sustain themselves. we're going to talk to the former military advisor about the coalition and however britain is going to go trying to fight i.s. at 7:30, we'll have a report coming from the paris conference. >> the cries in ukraine also set to be discussed on the sidelines at the paris talks. secretary of state john kerry is expected to meet with russia's foreign minister, sergey lavrov. this is what it looks like on the ground in donetsk. despite a ceasefire agreement, fighting erupted on sunday and there are reports of civilian deaths. about 12 miles north of donetsk,
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ukrainian troops and pro-russian rebels swapped prisoners, part of the ceasefire agreement signed september 5. more than 140 prisoners were traded on sunday. >> a u.s. citizen has been sentenced to six years hard labor in north korea. matthew miller was convicted of committing hostile acts against the regime. he tore up his visa after he he arrived in pyongyang earlier this year. >> voters in scotland will decide if they want to break away from the united kingdom. >> british prime minister is urging a no vote. one question is who gets the money from scott land's oil fields. >> it is all about economics and big business. this is the energy capitol of europe. when the as to thish nationalists are very fond of pointing out as what they see the potential wealth this place holds.
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1.5 million people out of a total european population of 500 million, scottish nationalists say they have 20% of europe's fish stocks and 25% of europe's renewable energy supplies and hold 60% of europe's oil and gas and that's a crucial argument for them when people say surely scotland would be poorer, rather than richer for its divorce from the rest of the u.k. campaigning in edinborough with serious pro independence business leaders, the u.k. prime minister david cameron will be here later on making exactly the same but opposite arguments, saying that scotland still needs the u.k.'s muscle behind it and reminding scots if they do vote for independence, it's not an election. they can't change their mind in five years time and if they get it wrong, that's tough lounge.
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>> queen elizabeth asking scots to think very carefully about the future before casting their ballots. >> president obama is working on a new strategy to fight ebola. he's expected to unveil it during a visit to the c.d.c., including sending more doctors and help from the u.s. military. this weekend, a fourth doctor in sierra leone died of the virus. >> another football sunday kicking off with some of the nfl's greatest stars missing in action, several players caught up in allegations of domestic abuse not playing this weekend. >> john henry smith has more. the panthers deactivated greg hardy. what happened there? >> back in july, he was found guilty of assaulting and threatening his girlfriend. this sunday, the panthers decided to bench him. there's been growing pressure for the panthers to do something about hardy.
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>> this is a very difficult situation that the league is dealing with right now. teams are dealing with this and we're doing the best we can. ok? we're not infallible. we make mistakes. >> critics demand the nfl do more. in another player controversy, adrien peterson was released on bail this weekend. the vikings star running back is accused of beating his son with a free branch. his lawyer argues it was typical discipline, but he was deactivated and ray rice now plans to appeal his indefinite suspension. he was released by the baltimore ravens after video surfaced showing him striking his girlfriend. >> a growing chorus are voices is calling for roger goodell to resign. sunday, nfl owners robert craft, jerry jones and daniel snyder expressed their support for goodell. >> thank you. >> back to normal this morning for a new york city subway tunnel damaged during super
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storm sandy. it connects brooklyn with lower manhattan and closed since 2012. just an hour ago, trains started rung again. >> hundreds in california are out of their homes after wildfires forced them to forcedo evacuate. >> there are several fires burning, but there is one major one out of control this morning. >> nearly a dozen wildfires are burning, but one of them dubbed the king fire grew from 100-acres to more than 2,000 within 24 hours. it's burning right now in northern california, and barely 10% contained. it's still threatening hundreds of homes. >> i just saw those flames across the street and i started crying, holding on to that gate, shaking and operating for everybody to be ok. >> wildfires across california have shouses of acres burning and more than a thousand people fleeing. what's now called the king fire east of sacramento in northern
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california started in a remote area saturday. when it reached a canyon full of dry brush sunday, it exploded, threatening 500 homes, triggering mandatory evacuations. >> scary. we've got our trailers hooked up just in case. my daughters here, i told her take this, take that. basically my animals and my pictures is what i'm looking at. >> in central california, the courtney fire has ripped through more than 300 acres near yosemite national park. the flames forced hundreds of residents out of their homes. so far that fire has destroyed 20 homes and threatens hundreds more, since it's only 20% contained this morning. >> backed by an aggressive attack with planes and choppers in the air, firefighters on the ground around the state are working around the clock to keep the fires from spreading. crews are also battling blistering conditions.
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>> in these hills in 100 plus degree temperatures makes our job that much more difficult. >> fires are burning throughout california. this season is on track to be the most destructive on record. >> extreme heat and windy super dry conditions are working against the firefighters. at least three have suffered minor injuries. helicopters, which are dropping water to douse the flames are also delivering it to firefighters to keep them hydrated. of course that's very important. >> absolutely. thank you. >> let's go to nicole mitchell. you are tracking a hurricane, a major storm. >> we have hurricanes ranked at major systems and this is one of them, a category three or higher with winds to 115 miles per hour has now made that landfall on the baja peninsula. remember last week, we were dealing with another storm system. that one was parallelling the coast, not causing as many problems. this one actually making that landfall and as a stronger
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system, so definitely causing issues all up and down the coastline. this is a big resort area, so people are having to hunker down in their hotels. with some places seeing six to 12-inches of rain, doesn't really have a lot of places to go. you can see land slides and mudslides at this happens, high surf, coastal flooding, things of that nature. as this is moving over land, it will continue to loose intensity, but is this bringing moisture? not to the places we need it in california. a storm system can'ter clockwise flow brings it up the eastern side of the system, already seeing the cloud shield. as we get into the next couple of days, especially into the day tomorrow and tomorrow morning, mexico could see the enhancing of the monsoon flow and more flooding possible. >> when it floods like that, the
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roads wash out. >> it really extremes in that part of the world now. >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with world leaders on how to combat the islamic state group. >> this after the group killed another british aid worker, a former advisor to the u.k., lt. col. michael kay will talk about britains reaction to the murder. >> hello, iowa. i'm back! >> hillary clinton fueling talk of another presidential run. she stops by an iowa steak fry six years after she lost the caucuses to sheen senator obama. the changes some say she needs to make to win this time around. >> a power outage shutting down rides at a major amusement park. getting the riders off the rides. >> we'll tell you why prince harry is getting a lot of money today as he celebrates his
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30th birthday.
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>> today's big number is $17 million. it's the inheritance britain's prince harry is set to receive today for his 30th birthday. >> that comes from the estate of his late mother. she left both of her son's millions with the restriction neither could touch the money until turning 30. >> harry will ever to pay taxes on the money. in fact roughly $4 million. he earns about $60,000 a year as a captain in the british army. >> secretary of state john kerry in paris today meeting with foreign minister's from around the world working on a plan to combat the islamic state group. >> the conference is hosted by iraqi president and french president. russian foreign minister sergey lavrov also there, but iran was not invited to take part. >> retired lt. col. michael kay is a former advisor to the u.k. ministry of defense. another video, another beheading this latest time, a british aid
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worker prompting this response from the british prime minister. >> we cannot just walk on by if we are to keep this country safe. we have to confront this menace. step-by-step, we must drive back, dismantle and ultimately destroy isil and what it stands for. >> britain saying it will not do airstrikes in iraq, but clearly the u.k. is involved. what is happening behind the scenes and what are we missing? >> it's interesting, del. there's been discrepancy in terms of what the u.k.'s next actions will be. we saw the u.s. asks last week saying under no certain terms. david cameron said nothing's off the table. i think from a macro perspective this is going to change things drastically. i think david cameron's been very aligned to obama in terms of taking a very hard stance against isis. as bar bar iraq and inhumane and
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cowardly the killing of david haines has been and james foley and steven sotloff, this is a disaster on a humanitarian scale and political scale and that disaster is syria and it's the governance that that needs to be tackled. airstrikes are but a short term effect. >> when sotloff and foley were killed in the u.s., there seemed to be a change, a shift in public opinion. do you expect to see that in the u.k., especially given that there are more u.k. foreign fighters that are fighting than americans? >> it's an incredibly emotive subject. one of the big problems for the u.k., there are over .500 fighters that have traveled from the u.k. through europe, turkey into aleppo and fight, isis. are airstrikes going to prevent
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that exodus of jihadists coming into syria? it's not. it's about understanding the idealogy, what is creating people to be disena franchised in the u.s. that u.k. what is the relationship between the citizens and the state. what is going on in the mosques. how do we educate people and make them fuel secure in britain so they don't pick up arms and go to syria. >> we hear about airstrikes and there's a sense that they're safe. as a former pilot, are they safe and talk about syria's air defenses, what would you be facing if you were in that cockpit? >> the biggest threat to aircraft in that region are man portable air defenses, infrared, heat seeking missiles that go off the hot spots of the aircraft, the engines and incredibly hard to defend against. it's not like a radar track
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vehicle. it's incredibly hard to track them. there are dangers. most of these aircraft will be at altitudes they can't be reached. that's our perspective. the other is it's the collateral. what happens, what are the secondary and tertiary consequences on dropping these bombs. >> in syria, the u.s. has not been invited to conduct airstrikes. >> 91,000 people dead already, as well. thanks for being with us this morning. >> it's going to be a cooler than normal day for a big part of the country. nicole mitchell is back with more on the weather.
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nicole. >> good morning. starting to feel a little more fall-like in a lot of locations. we're not technically to fall yet, but look at 50s, minneapolis to in the morning, 50's and 70's heading saw the ward. because of the cooler air and maureen forcing cold air, clear skies and temperatures drop. we have frost and freeze advisories up for pores of midwest. you can see that. that's definitely cool over the next few days and that front will do more, as well. i'll have more details coming up. >> nicole mitchell, thank you. >> 40 nations onboard joining the u.s. led coalition to fight the islamic state group. >> world leaders are meeting in france to figure out what's next. >> in his new book, trying to draw attention to a cause and explain his stance. >> there's something that i feel are so contaminated that even if i wash my hands afterwards,
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that's not good enough. i would want to burn my hands offer. >> a new treatment for those suffering obsessive compulsive disorder, using electricity to change their brains and they're awake the entire time. >> that's not just water on the sidelines of one marathon, runners getting cheese and wine on the streets of front. one of our stories caught up in our global net.
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>> taking a foggy look at glasgow, scotland, just three days before a vote on independence there. welcome to al jazeera america. ahead this half hour, we'll take you inside the operating room to see a unique brain surgery used to treat obsessive com pulsative disorder. >> hillary clinton makes her first appearance in iowa in six years, how significant is that for a potential 2016 presidential run? >> in our next hour, one veteran will receive the medal of honor today and shares the story of his vietnam service.
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>> a look at our stop stories this morning. two wildfires burning in california, both threaten hundreds of homes, more than a thousand people have been forced to evacuate to the north, the king fire now topping 2,000 acres. the courtney fire burning near yosemite national park has destroyed 20 homes. >> the u.n. joining the international condemnation of the killing of a british citizen, david haines, working with an aid group in syria last year, the british prime minister says he will bring those responsible justice. >> secretary of state john kerry is now meeting with foreign ministers in paris today. they are discussing efforts to combat the islamic state group. 26 countries represented, including russia. it's being hosted by the french president and iraq's new president. >> german chancellor angela merkel taking a stand against anti-semitism over the weekend along with thousands of demonstrators. they are protesting a rise in
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harassment attacks against jews in the wake of the gaza conflict. she says there is no place for anti-semitism in germany. people today are being insulted, threatened and attacked in germany as they somehow reveal themselves to be jewish for side with israel is a terrible scandal. i won't accept it. >> there have been 160 cases that have been reported in recent months. >> a small sign of normalcy in gaza after the 50 day conflict. at least a half million children returned to school sunday. many schools were damaged or destroyed in the fighting. others have been converted to shelters to house 60,000 palestinian refugees. it's now been three weeks since the ceasefire agreement went
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into effect. we are joined by alan dershowitz. >> the prime minister was very reluctant to send ground troops into gaza. it became so clear, once death squads came out of those tunnels and started killing israelis, the only way to stop them was to put in ground troops. you can't bomb them from the air, they have entrances in mosques and homes and hospitals. you to have destroy the tunnels on the ground. any democracy would have done the same thing. you can't let tunnels come under
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your civilian areas and threat to know kill your children. the tunnel i was in was just yards away from a kindergarten with 57 children. >> aren't this of those tunnels used for humanitarian purposes to transport food and medicine? >> there's tunnels again gaza and egypt used for smuggling humanitarian purposes, but the tunnels between gaza and israel have one purpose and one purpose alone, just to send death squads in too kill. they have little railroad tracks in order to get the kidnapped person and get them back or dead bodies and bring them back. there's no other purpose of the terror tunnels than to send in death squads. >> you wrote this he book, which is out now and make provocative statements in the book. i want to quote a portion of the book that says "hamas wants palestinians civilians especially babies to be killed by israeli rockets.
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they want palestinian babies to be killed precisely so that they can display the kind of photographs that were shown around the world." >> professor, does that type of language dehumanize the palestinians? >> no, it dehumanizes hamas leaders. palestinian mothers love their children as much as anyone else. for the palestinian people, death has become an industry. that's why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, the mujahedeen, that's the palestinian hamas leadership, not the people. palestinian people deserve to live the most decent lives possible, but when their leaders use children at hume shields, when they partly put the tunnels in the densest areas of gaza and there are less dense areas of gaza, areas outside of the cities that could be used, but they urge the people to bring their children back to the targets so that children will be killed. it's a brutal term, dead baby
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strategy, but unless it's exposed for what it is, it's going to continue, because it works, because the world hates to see dead babies and they blame it on israeli, hamas always wins the war of public relations, even when they lose the war on the ground. that's why it has to stop. >> you're an esteemed jurist, this term you're using human shields which is disputed, isn't there a legal definition of human shields that means they are forcing people to stay in the line of fire. >> that's not the legal definition. the legal definition is deliberately putting your rockets or tunnels in areas that you know are populated by civilians in order to put the other side, israel, to the choice, either don't fire back and let your own civilians be killed or fire back knowing there will be civilians killed. the rule is the rule of proportionality. you have to weigh the value of the target. i can't imagine a target more
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valuable than tunnels and weigh the casualties that immediate be killed using the targets. hamas just fires rockets into civilian areas without concern. they want to kill as many people as possible. they fire them at school buses, at hospitals, at airport. they bragged about firing them at the airport. >> because of the iron dome, the number of casualties have of course within vastly limited within israel. who do you want to reach with this new e book? >> i want to reach people with open minds, people who want peace. i am in favor of the two state solution. i am critical of the settlements on the west bank. i want to see peace, but i don't want to see hamas encouraged to do this over and over and over again. they've been doing it every two years on schedule and i think they'll continue doing it, because they win in the media, they win the war of public relations. i want to turn the world against
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the use of human shields, terror tunnels and other activities that create the need for israel to respond and which the end result is dead palestinian civilians. there's no justification for that. >> professor alan dershowitz, harvard law professor emeritus and author of the new e book. thank you. >> thank you. >> almost 200 african migrants are feared debt after a boat sank. 34 onboard were rescued. last month, another boat sank, leaving more than 100 people dead. >> a pennsylvania state trooper is conscious and talking days after injured in an ambush. investigators hope the trooper will have information on the attack. it killed his colleague, a manhunt now underwayed. police are searching three states. a $50,000 reward being offered for anyone with information.
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>> this weekend vigil in southern massachusetts for three babies found dead inside a house filled with pests. four our children were living inside the home. erika murray, thought to be the mother is now charged with concealing those deaths, her lawyer saying the babies were still opinion. >> a weekend power outage at six flags, the great amusement park there left people stuck on the rides for about 20 minutes. across were on the scene, making repairs today, but still don't know what caused the sunday outage. >> it's a groundbreaking treatment to help those suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, deep brain stimulation actually using electricity to combat the condition. we looked into the treatment. you profile a woman who elected to undergo the surgery. tell us more about it and her. >> this was an absolutely fascinating procedure to witness first hand. we were allowed there inside the operating room with our cameras
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to kind of see how this whole thing was going to go down. basically, deep brain stimulation is where they take two electric prods, a little bit skinnier than a pen. they take two holes and drill them inside the patient's skull, while they are awake. they insert these electrical prods, start zapping the patients with various levels of electricity and then see some fairly immediate results. for years, they've used this d.b.s. procedure to treat various movement disorders, such as parkinson's disease, but now are just starting to use it for psychological disorders. >> why are you wearing gloves? >> because there's some things that i feel are so contaminated that even if i wash my hands afterwards, that's not good enough. i would want to burn my hands off. >> it's the morning of surgery for o.c.d. patient jennifer. the first step of the operation is the most painful.
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jennifer is fitted with a head brace, her skull must remain completely still during the entire procedure. inside the operating room, the procedure gets underway. >> you're going to hear just a little noise, drilling sound, but this should not hurts. >> at her side is mayo clinic psychiatrist, controlling the voltage of electrodes deep inside her brain. her emotions quickly change as the voltage changes. >> i feel horrible. >> you feel horrible? i'm sorry for that. the horrible feelings go away. >> i don't know why i can't smile, i don't know why. >> what is that like for her to go through those highs and lows so quickly? >> i would think it's very uncomfortable to feel that you are not in control of your own mind and someone else can take control of your mind. >> the highs and lows are an
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emotional roller coaster for jennifer. >> i can be happy and smiling all the time. >> i hope so. >> minutes later. >> it feels bad? >> i just want to curl up in a ball and die. >> is there an unlimited realm here as to what we could be looking at? >> i think what this means is any function that the brain does, we have the opportunity to potentially modify that function to improve human health. >> the morning after surgery, jennifer is doing quite well and the electrodes are permanently planted inside her brain, connected to a battery. for now, the device is switched off. she is part of a clinical trial. when she goes back to the mayo clinic, doctors could switch her device back on. until then, it's a waiting game to find out if and when her surgery was a success.
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>> this is quite a waiting game for jennifer to find out when they will turn this device back on. coming up on marriage tonight, you'll get to see this procedure firsthand. you'll also meet jennifer. her back story is quite incredible. her obsessive com pulsative disorder is among the worst of the worst, according to doctors there at the mayo clinic. she has been wearing gloves for years now. she is afraid to basically touch anything. she eats with gloves on. the only time she takes them off is to shower, and she won't shower in her own home anymore, because she feels her shower has been what she calls contaminated. that made her a prime candidate for this groundbreaking procedure. inside the operating room, she actually kept her gloves on throughout the procedure. this became almost like a litmus
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test, if you will, for the doctors. they wanted to see whether or not she would take her gloves off. they repeatedly asked her for hours as they tried various levels of electrical current, jennifer, how do you feel about taking your gloves off now, would you like to take them off now. the results were quite fascinating. you'll see them tonight in my special report. >> be sure to tune in this evening for adam's report other than deep brain stimulation airing on america tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> in venezuela, we talked about the chronic food shortages. they have now led to a scarcity of breast implants. the associated press said surgeons performed 85,000 breast enhancement procedures last year in a country where women are especially image conscious. the ratio owe that's sort of a stereotype, but the facts so
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some degree bear it out. because of currency controls, women who need to get implants replaced because of ruptures and leakages aren't able to. in some cases, they are getting them from china and surgeons say they are of lower quality. >> a new milestone. according to the burlington free press, 100% of electricity coming from renewable energy sources. the goal is getting 90% of renewable sources by 2050. they bought the last utility they needed, but now 100% renewable energy sources except when times tough. >> that's the largest city in america to be 100%, in burlington. >> this is a race you can get behind. >> i'm in it. >> the marathon in france might be the most fun you can have
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while rung 26 miles. participants dress in carnival themed outfits and at the rue feeling stations, that's not water, it's wine and gourmet food, and they have six and a half hours to complete the race. >> for the heart and good for the race. >> they stumble across the finish line. >> it's how you get there that counts to tell you the truth. >> hillary clinton gets function wagging with another trip to iowa. >> the political strategy behind her appearance with husband bill clinton by her side. >> vitamin e, who needs it the most is one of today's discoveries. >> we can modify emotional circuitry >> is this a miracle cure? or an ethical nightmare? >> there's a lot of mystery right now... >> rewiring the brain an america tonight
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>> it is time now for one of today's big discoveries. a new study encourages people to get vitamin e. researchers at the university of
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oregon say it's essential for children under five and pregnant women. >> only a fraction of americans are getting enough. 96% of women and 90% of minute of deficient in vitamin e. >> dietary sources are nuts, and sunflower oil. >> hillary clinton was back in iowa for the first time since losing the caucus to barack obama. >> hello, iowa! i'm back! [ cheering ] >> hillary and bill clinton, were at the annual steak fry. although she didn't officially confirm a 2016 white house run, supporters believe she is in the race. we are live in dough money this morning. libby, what is the significance of this steak fry everyone's talking about?
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>> >> this is an event for senator tom harkin, probably the last, because he's retiring. it's a hallmark where hole politicians can meet people and national politicians get face time with the people from iowa. there was one woman everybody wanted to hear from. >> that you will for a woman who won't say whether she's running for president in 2016. >> well, it is true, i am thinking about it. but for today, that is not why i'm here. i'm here for the steak. >> hillary clinton didn't spill the beans about her plans at tom harkin's am steak fry fundraiser, but supporters aren't wasting time. >> we want to help her get a leg
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up, if you will. it's not something you want to throw together at the last minute. this has been in progress now for well over a year. >> long time clinton insider is now working for the super pac ready for hillary. it turned out hundreds of supporter to say cheer her on. >> please do it. >> we would love to see a woman in the main stage of government for runs. >> yeah, that's true. >> i believe in her. >> these college students were in middle school when hillary clinton came in a bruising third in the iowa presidential caucus, a defeat she's called excruciating. >> in 2007, 2008, she was here at times but seemed not to grasp the significance of caucuses and that one to one face time, whereas the obama people very much did. >> political science professor dennis goldford said iowa is all about retail politics and the personal touch. >> she's got to show the people
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of iowa that she's interested in them to give them that personal touch and got to demonstrate that she is and can be a leader and she's got to provide a solid rationale for her candidacy. >> part of that is making the pilgrimage and grilling up is this steak. >> these look really good, too. >> ready for hillary is mobilizing its force, with billboards, a bus and millions of supporters email addresses. there's plenty of interest here with more than 200 media outlets descending on rural iowa for the steak fry and more than 5,000 democrats on the ground tore hear her message. >> eight years ago, it was a toss up and we were for president obama and glad to have him take offers, but we feel like it's really time for hillary. >> now already for hillary needs is a candidate. >> the real question is whether or not hillary will run. her speech yesterday sounded a lot more like a campaign speech
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than a casual memoir moment. she talked about democratic components and the steak is grilled, not fried, if you were wondering. >> i was wondering, actually. even though hillary has not announced, what does that super pac ready for hillary have? >> it's got 2 million likes on facebook, raised $4 million this year, beating what it raised last year. it's around the country, so they are bringing up their ground game in iowa and other states, as well. >> libby, thank you. >> let's go to jeannie, a professor of campaign management at n.c.u. thanks for being with us again this morning. talks like a candidate, sounds like a candidate, she shows up at a steak fry. she's a candidate. >> barring a health crisis or something, i think all signs point -- >> people get mad at us at
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journalists. she's running. >> she seems to be running. she hasn't officially announced. i think she has to quickly. if she was going to get out of the way, that leaves a problem for the democrats because they have to get someone else up and running. you know, she'd have to get out of the way quickly, but i think she's in. >> the former president at her side, making speeches in iowa, as well. is there a chance that she may be overshadowed by him. >> yeah, i mean yesterday, for example, as libby mentioned, she was out there, but bill clinton as former president spoke after she did. he didn't say anything off the cuff as accused in 2008 that derailed her message, but you can clearly see a huge difference between them, one of is bill clinton loves to be out there and hillary clinton does her best, but it's not in her blood as much as bill clintons. she has to be very careful. in 2008, that was one of the criticisms, he upstaged her.
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>> she somehow managed to lose to a political upstart by the name of senator barack obama. how does she make sure history does not repeat itself? >> she was on the wrong side of the key issue for most primary goers, the war in iraq. the other thing was barack obama and his team did a great job on retail politics in iowa. she's going to have to make sure she is doing those retail politics. she took iowa for granted last time around. the fact that he won in a state which is only 2.9% african-american was an astounding victory on his part. they were on the ground. she needs to be on the ground if she's going to win. >> professor of campaign management at n.y.u., thanks for being with us. >> the nation's highest honor for three service members set to receive the presidential medal of honor. one sergeant shares his story from the vietnam war. >> an unusual all girl rock bond
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hours. >> this came out of my faucet september 5, would you drink this to any right or this to my left? >> don't drink up. the struggle to kill an amean ba near a major american city. >> the u.k. one of 40 countries in a coalition against i.s., leaders meeting in paris to discuss the next steps. we have team coverage this morning. lisa stark is in washington but we start with phil ittner in london. cameron calling the beheading of david haines a did he say spial act. what is he doing about it? >> the first and foremost, the prime minister pledged that he will track down those who are
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responsible for these beheading videos, in particular a man called jihadi john, that is that heavily english accented young man in all these beheading videos of westerners. they think they know who he is, but need to track down his whereabouts. there is talk of the u.k. contributing or taking part in some sort of military action. >> david haines was a british hero. >> british prime minister david cameron calls the apparent beheading of british aid worker david haines by the islamic state group the embodiment of evil. >> they claim to do this in the name of is slam. that is nonsense. islam is a religion of peace. they are not muslims. they are monsters. >> in a statement, president obama condemned the barbaric murder of haines. the 44-year-old was kidnapped 19 months ago in northern syria. haines, a married father of two
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worked as a security consultant for a bench aid group. mike haines say his brother was enthusiastic about his work. >> my first reaction could be one of hatred but my brother's life wasn't about i had red, it was about love for all men. >> david cameron called an emergency meeting of his top add sizers vowing to fight the islamic state group. >> we will work with the iraqi government to make sure it represents all of its people and is able to tackle this threat effectively. we will support the kurdish reinennal government who is holding the front line against isil. the united states is taking direct military action. we support that. british tornadoes and surveillance aircraft have been helping with intelligence gathering. >> we hoped, we prayed in our
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own way. unfortunately, it was not in our own hands. it was not in the hands of the government. it was in the hands of terrorists. >> now the i.s. group threatens to kill a fourth westerner, 47-year-old british aid worker alan henning. his family released this photo of the former taxi driver, who was volunteering on a humanitarian aid convoy head to go syria when he was captured. >> there's an awful lot of talk on how the u.k. can respond to these beheading videos. there's the discussion that some sort of military action, but it has to be stressed that there is very little appetite for sending soldiers to the reason and putting boots back on the ground. >> phil, you talked about that i.s. threat to kill alan henning. how is england reacting to that? >> angrily. there's of course deep concern about alan henning. his family has been putting out messages, more information about
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him and his family life. there is this widespread sense of anger here in the united kingdom, not the least of it does appear there are many muslim britains who have gone to the region, so there is a sense in the u.k. that there are those who are actually fighting alongside the islamic state group and it has many people here deeply angered and concerned. >> phil ittner live in london this morning, thank you very much. >> the united states is taking direct military action. we support that. british tornadoes and surveillance aircraft have been helping with intelligence gathering and logistics. this is not about british combat troops on the ground. it is about working with others to extinguish this terrorist threat. >> again, british prime minister david cameron with tough talk for the islamic state group. let's go to our lisa stark in
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washington. good morning. what started as a coalition of the u.s. and nato allies seems to be picking up steam, there are now nearly 40 countries ready to help fake on the i.s. group. what's been happening today in paris? >> well, today in paris was an international conference with foreign ministers. in that conference, about 30 countries represented, including members of the u.n. security council, key european countries, iraq and it's neighbors and gulf allies. opening the conference, the french penalty said the islamic state represent as global threat and there must be a global response to it. after the meeting, the french foreign minister said the meeting ended with a lot of hope that the countries all agreed they had to take on the islamic state. the conference is responding to the message put out by the i.s. group. >> say either you are with us or
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we will kill you. you have to deal with cut throats like that, there is no other thing you can do except to defend yourself and that is what the international community, despite differences and nuances, that's what we have all decided to do. >> now secretary of state kerry has been trying to put together an international coalition. there's been few details about what every country might do. the hope was today's meeting in paris might clarify that and define every country's role. australia did become the first country to say it will offer some military help along of course with the u.s. already doing airstrikes in iraq. >> lisa, russian foreign minister sergey lavrov is in paris. is russia going to play a role in this fight? >> this is of course tricky diplomatically with the uproar
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over russia'ss in the ukraine, but the russian foreign minister did call the meeting a timely step and promised continued all around assistance to the iraqi people. at least, as far as what they're saying publicly, they do intend to participate and take some action, at least in iraq, when the u.s. goes into syria with airstrikes, that's a bit trickier. >> russia has been supporting the assad regime there. >> exactly. >> thank you. >> coming up at eye 30:00, a look at how the islamic state group is funded from the philippines. we'll talk to major mike lions about strategy for defeating the islamic state group. >> that from this jail ceasefire in ukraine a hot topic in paris today. secretary of state john kerry expecting to meet with russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov on the sidelines a day after fighting erupted between rebels
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and pro-russian troops. there are reports of civilian deaths. >> a prisoner exchange between, part of a ceasefire agreement that was signed back on september 5. >> a fourth doctor has died of ebola in sierra leone. officials were not able to evacuate her to germany for treatment. president obama will visit the c.d.c. in that he didn't and reportedly call for sending more doctors and u.s. troops to africa. the death toll now tops 24 june wildfires threatening homes and forcing people to evacuate in california. >> erika, the biggest worry seems to be one plays that grew dramatically over the weekend. >> that is east of sacramento in northern california called the king fire, growing from 100-acres to 2500 acres. it's burning out of control and threatening homes.
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that fire exploded yesterday when it reached a canyon full of dry brush, threatening homes and forcing people to evacuate. in central california, the courtney fire ripped through more than 300 acres near yosemite national park, forcing residents out of their homes. twenty homes had been destroyed, hundreds of firefighters are working around the clock to keep the fires from spreading, but they're battling blistering conditions. >> in these hills in 100 plus degree temperatures makes our job that much more difficult. >> we know at least three firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling these blazes. while those two big fires are the most disconcerting now, they are two of nearly a dozen burning around the state. firefighters say as of now, this wildfire season is on track to be the most destructive on record. >> battling both the fire and the heat. erica pitzi, thank you very much. >> philadelphia police are searching for the person who shot and killed a pregnant woman
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and her baby. the 26-year-old was shot in broad daylight sunday morning. investigators say she was sitting outside on a lawn chair when a gunman drove up and fired at her. it's not clear if she was targeted. neighbors call it a tragic loss. >> she first getting her life back together, ok, and she had very high hopes for the future. >> i'm worried about them coming back and doing this again. i'm telling my neighbors to try to keep their kids in the house, because i think it's going to happen again. >> the victim had two other children. police have not made any arrests. >> a community came together this weekend in massachusetts, hold ago vigil for three babies found dead inside a house. four children were living in the home police say was filled with pests. erika murr require, the mother is charged with concealing the deaths. the lawyer says the babies were stillborn. >> investigators in pennsylvania hope for leads this morning now
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that that injured state trooper is awake, conscious and talking. alex douglas was one of two troopers attacked on friday, his colleague killed. a manhunt is underway. a non-profit offering $50,000 for information leading to an arrest. >> louisiana trying to stop a deadly brain-eating bacteria found in their water. many residents have avoided the water for weeks while health officials try to eradicate the problem. jonathan martin is live in new orleans this morning. children are especially vulnerable to this bacteria. how are the schools, what steps they taking to keep them safe? >> good morning, del. in this particular parish or county where this amoeba was found, the schools have declared a state of emergency, meaning for now and the next few weeks they won't drink from the water fountain, but using bottled water. it's the way the community is
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dealing with with the water crisis. >> residents are desperate for answers after health officials found the brain-eating amoeba in the water supply. more than 12,000 people should be affected by the tainted drinking water. at a community meeting, parish leaders tried to calm fears. >> we apologize for all the actions or inactions that led to this emergency and the results and precautions, but we are committed to making sure the water is safe for now and in the future. >> mash issue leaders took immediate action when notified of the problem. the contaminated water is being treated with a 60 day chlorine burn, a process used to make the water safe to drink. but at another gathering, angry residents weren't buying it. >> we really want to get to the bottom of a lot of things. number one, getting the water correct. number two, taking care of those accountable for this. >> denise showed off a bottle filled with tap water that experts say is safe for
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consumption. would you drink this or this? >> she took her concerns to erin brokovich, played by julia roberts in the 2000 film. brokovich did not make the meeting, but her chief investigator was there. >> we do this on an international level. >> the amoeba can cause deadly infection in the brain. last year, a similar amoeba was blamed for the death of a 4-year-old boy in another louisiana parish. >> again, while this water is heavily color are nateed, people can smell and taste that. the health democratic are telling residents the water is safe to drink. as you might imagine, out of an abundance of caution, a lot of people are saying we're not drinking the water for now, or using it to bathe. after the 60 day chlorine burn is completed, they can get a new
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batch of test results to show whether this amoeba is detectable. >> is there anything that you know about that officials are doing to address this problem long-term? >> they felt that they already had. after that 4-year-old boy died just a year ago from this similar type amoeba, the state issued an emergency rule, wimp means that all the water supply companies, all the districts have to increase the chlorine levels. they have to test the water more frequently and report the findings more frequently. some people question whether that's being done, so that's something they'll be looking into. >> jonathan martin live in new orleans for us, thank you very much. >> a powerful storm is slamming new mexico this morning and leaving tourists stranded. >> tell us all the details. this is a nasty storm for a place known for its tourism and
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whale watching this time of year. >> it made land foul overnight and you can see the high winds associated with that. a lot of the tourists hunkering down in hotels. here's the storm system. you can see a very defined eye. this was a major hurricane, a category three within the last hour, downgraded by five miles an hour, enough to make ate category two. it is losing intensity over land cut off from the warm waters. it's dry land. that's something to note, that helps deintensify the storm more. with heavy rain associated with this, some places six to 12 inches, it doesn't soak in as well, so can wash away roads, mudslides and landslides, also coastal flooding, it is not a beach day here. this one has upped the peninsula and eventually loses steam before it gets to the united states. in the meantime, the flow around that counter clockwise means its
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pulling up the moisture on the east side of this, so not getting into place we say need like central california with the fire situation, but arizona, new mexico. this is tuesday and now wednesday, we're more likely to see moisture flow. if you remember into last week, when all of this came in, we did have some flooding into the southwest. that could be a concern again as all of this moves into this direction. that's going to be what we're watching. you can see that cloud shield starting to push into the area. that's not the only thing across the united states, we also have a storm system in the midwest, not really a severe weather storm system, more one of those fall storms, a lot of cool air associated behind all of this, and the moisture, as well, that we'll be dealing with for the next couple of days, as well some showers southward. i'll talk more about the other systems coming up. >> very active season versus
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what we've had in the atlantic. >> it wasn't any ditch sunday. >> more star players sidelined in the nfl for bad behavior off the field. now that's turning up the heat on commissioner roger goodell to step aside. >> the pope breaking with tradition. how the holy father defied the past with a series of weddings over the weekend. >> a 225-foot long flag, the symbolic statement in syria, just one of the videos captured by our citizen journalists around the globe.
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>> a deadly crash in a quiet suburb, just one of the clips captured by our citizen journalists around the globe, this coming to us from just outside buenos aires argentina. two people were killed when a lightweight airplane crashed into this house. >> there was this silent protest in syria, a 225-foot long flag held up by women meant to show their opposition to the syrian government, the colors used by opposition groups battling
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president bashar al assad. there has been more than two years of bloody civil war in syria. >> a funnel cloud in florida, touching down in palm peach county, strong storms sweeping across the sunshine state. >> there was a break of tradition with the pope, conducting a mass wedding in the vatican. what is unusual is who he blessed. >> 20 couples who's relationships would traditionally be considered sinful. >> at the time when people are abandoning clickism by the millions, pope francis has often approached the catholic church must become a partner and not obstacle to social change. there was another symbol of his determination to make his church for inclusive and compassionate. catholic couples forbidden by the church from marrying were invited to wed in rome. some of the prospective brides
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and grooms had been living together, one woman had a grownup daughter. >> a little piece of advice. it's normal for married couples to argue. it's normal. it always happens, but my advice is never let the day end without having made peace. never. >> since his election 18 months ago, the pope has criticized the church for what he calls its obsession for imposing morality on abortion and sexuality. his views don't have universal support especially with conservative catholics. >> we have a pope who is fairly pastoral, bringing together for the care for the people than the doctrine of the church. >> the church has been closed for too long, too rigid. maybe this pope arrived at the right moment. >> the catholic church still has deep challenges, but pope francis seems to be determined
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to put the emphasis not on church dogma but attending to the social needs of his people. >> one of sunday's brides calling the experience a dream beyond her expectations. >> hello, iowa. i'm back! [ cheering ] >> a return to iowa after six years. hillary clinton is cooking up speculation of a 2016 run. she and bill clinton attended the annual steak fry. hillary clinton said she was there to support the retiring democratic, senator harkin. >> it is true, i am thinking about it. but for today, that is not why i'm here.
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i'm here for the steak. >> even though she did not confirm a white house run, hillary supporters show the up enmass. senator bernie sanders said he is thinking about running, an independent liberal from vermont. he may try to compete in the democratic primary. the senator said he is testing the waters in iowa. he held an event there this weekend. >> some nfl stars were off the field this weekend, their teams telling them to stay home as the league off the field scandals grow. >> one of those players is one of football's biggest names. >> just when it seemed to the nfl's image could not get any worse, the league got the news friday about superstar adrian peterson's parenting methods. number 28 was on plenty of minds, but nowhere to be found
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on the field. >> feeling the heat from the skies. >> you can't hit a woman. it's just not right. >> and from the mouths of fans about the domestic abuse scandal rocking the nfl, two teams sunday took action. in minnesota, the vikings deactivated star running back adrian peterson after he was arrested on child abuse charges. reaction was mixed. >> you are dealing with a parental issue and certainly people have different opinions on how that needs to go. >> when you start hitting your kids with objects that cause bruises and open wounds, that crosses the line. >> peterson tweeted this picture from a page from the bible, give your mind a break from its habitual judging, and when you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp my role, my as in gods. in charlotte, north carolina, greg hardy arrived for the
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panthers home open tore find he wasn't playing. the coach deactivated him. >> i made the decision this morning. it was my decision, because it was in the best interest of the carolina panthers. >> he was convicted of assaulting and threatening his exgirlfriend. he is appealing. until sunday, the panthers had not leveed discipline against him. the pressure got to richardson at an awards ceremony last week. >> when it comes to domestic violence... my stance is not one of indifference. >> the san francisco 49ers played their first regular season game in a brand new stadium. in the lineup was ray mcdonald, exactly two weeks after police arrested him for allegedly beating his pregnant fiancee. mcdonald has not been formally charged. >> of course the nfl's domestic
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violence problem came to a flash point a week ago with the release of a video showing ray rice beating his fiancee and then the subsequent release from the team and his indefinite suspension from the nfl. reports say at some point today, rice will appeal his suspension from the league. representing him will be his attorney, as well as the nfl player association attorney. >> coming up at 8:45, we'll talk to aljazeera's legal contributor jami floyd about allegations against those three players and whether the league's response is going far enough. >> let's get another check of your forecast and cooler temperatures across the country. >> as always, we turn to nicole mitchell. >> i was liking it this weekend, feeling crisp out there, a lot of places under the sunshine, so really, a little bit refreshing after the muggies that we had much of the summer. >> into the midwest, you can pick out the showers we've seen today, minnesota, temperatures
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running 10 degrees blow average. we had the first cold shot last week and now the reinforcement, the cooler air in this week. moving through the great lakes today and tomorrow, tomorrow for some of the northeast. we still have the lingering boundary through the south, a firing point later into the day with showers, already some very wet weather this morning into the carolina, so we'll deal with that as we get through the rest of the day and into tomorrow, as well. we mentioned the colder temperatures, 80's and 90's toward the south, but behind this, a lot of high temperatures are going to be in the 60's, for example, because of that cooler air. you'll start to see the leaves tingeing just a little bit. >> it felt nice breaking out the sweaters, too, nicole thanks. >> at least half of air france nights around the world have been canceled as workers kick off a week long strike. unions are calling foul after the airline decided to cut cost and shift european operations to
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a low cost carrier. air front urges passengers to change or postpone travel for the rest of the week. >> it is a hot topic, financing death and destruction. >> aljazeera follows the money trail left behind the islamic state group. the surprising place it is getting funds and new recruits. >> if you dropped out of the college and went to the top of the draft list. >> he did drop out of college and he did go to the top of the draft list, but today, president obama personally thanks him for his service with the highest civilian honor an american can receive. >> this is not the way you want to end your day at six flags, power outages leaving many stranded. >> a look at our images of the day, students going to their first day of school in gaza city, delayed for three weeks because of the conflict between strehl and hamas. >> classrooms are visibly damaged, holes created by artillery scales. counselors evaluating over
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250,000 students helping transition them back into normal school life. ife.
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>> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. ahead in this half hour, a nightmare on the high seas gets worse for cruise ship passengers, plus there she is, the talent that got miss new york crowned miss america. >> they say you shouldn't dare your coworkers, well, somebody forget to tell that to nascar superstar danica patrick. the dust up that sparked a fight with her boyfriend. >> a look at the top stories. hundreds of california residents are out of their homes this morning, waging wildfires forcing them to evacuate. a dozen fires are burning around the state. one exploded over the weekend growing from 100 to more than 2,000-acres in just one day. >> heavy fighting broke out this weekend in donetsk, reports of
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several civilian deaths. pro-russian rebels and ukrainian troops did exchange 140 prisoners. >> the u.n. joined the international condemnation after the islamic state group killed another hostage, this one a british citizen. david haines was working with a french aid group when captured in syria last year. british foreign minister david cameron said he will bring those responsible to justice. >> the islamic state group plans to expand operations and not just in the middle east. as we report, the philippines is considered particularly vulnerable. >> several armed groups from the southern philippines have pledged allegiance to the i.s. group. a commander blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in the philippines recently vowed allegiance in a video clip uploaded on the internet. the movement has also called for an alliance, vowing to continue its per suit of an islamic
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state. there are also reports that 100 filipinos recruited for training in syria and iraq, something that the philippine military denied. the most powerful rebel group in southeast asia has condemned radical fighters in syria and iraq, vowing to stop what it calls a spread of the islamic state fighters. >> the front said it's ideology is seen at vital stopping the influence of i.s. in the southern philippines. >> we condemn savagery, barbarism, we condemn cruelty, whether muslims, christians or any other group. >> many believe there is no cross training between i.s. and members of these groups, not much is expected to change interns of influence and how
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they now operate in the region. >> if there are people who feel marginalized and feel their grievances around being addressed in the normal politics in a peaceful way, they could be radicalized. that's why the front has said that this peaceful negotiation process of theirs is the best inoculation against islamic state. >> he has been plagued by armed rebellion. muslims have a history of taking part in conflict in the middle east. still, there's no known evidence of any direct interaction between the i.s. group and armed groups here. >> authorities admit they need to be vigilant, one never knows what kind of seeds may be planted especially when grievances in the southern philippines remain unaddressed. >> aljazeera, manila. >> let's talk more about i.s. with mike lyons.
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on face the nation yesterday, secretary of state john kerry was asked about the coalition and boots on the ground. listen to what he had to say. >> we are not looking to put troops on the ground. there are some who have offered to do so, but we are not looking for that at this moment, anyway. >> the minute i heard him talking about no boots on the ground, i went back to the first iraq war and shock and awe and all of those bombs dropped on baghdad and rye rack and here we are talking about iraq all of this time later. if there are no boots on the ground, even if there are boots on the ground, are we going to be able to stop isis. >> the administration once again got off script for the weekend. 2500 missions were flown in the first 24 hours during that initial war and we fired only 150 airstrikes now, so we've got a long way to go before we i am part any kind of military solution.
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>> do you feel the peshmerga and iraqi forces are going to be able to do the job of what u.s. boots on the ground could accomplish against i.s.? >> that's the question. we know the peshmerga forces can fight. the issue is there's not enough of them, given the fact that if isis has 30, they'll have 40,000 within the next six months. >> what about syria? are there enough free syrian army mod receipts? >> i don't think so. there's not been cushion about how difficult it's going to be to take these people off line, train them, try to get them back into the fight of which they are very difficult in terms of what to do. there's been talk of a ceasefire between isis and some of the mod receipts that are there. we're not even sure we'll going to be funding and supporting the right group. >> speaking of funding, a lot of people say this boils down to a matter of money. we talked about the i.s. funded to the tune of $3 million a month because of the money from oil and human trafficking, et cetera. if they can't stop the flow of money going into this organization, are they going to
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be able to stop i.s. and is there an equal part financial battle that needs to take place? >> the economists will say that's a closed economy, all that have money is taking place inside. if they pay an isis soldier, they're using that money inside the syrian government or place they are located, but to your point, they've got to keep external supplies coming in. eventually they'll run out of supplies. we'll try to fight a war of attrition against them, that's one of the president's ideas in shutting them down. >> how key is this coalition and the fact that we're hearing rumors that u.a.e., the emirates and saudi arabia may participate in airstrikes. how significant is that? >> very key. everybody wants an air strike game, because that's the glorious game at this time. there's not a commitment about putting troops on the ground at this point. to get rival nations to fight shoulder to shoulder, get them to coordinate airstrikes i think is going to be very challenging especially once the mission is
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made to go inside syria. >> a lot is going on behind the scene that is we don't know about. mike lyons, as always, thanks. >> thanks, mike. >> almost 200 african migrants are feared dead after a boat sank off libya. only 36 of those onboard were rescued and they are working to retrieve dozens of bodies. last month another boat sank leaving more than 100 dead. >> scotland three days away from a-game-changing vote to let scots decide if they want to break away from the united kingdom. david cameron is making a final push for a no vote. the queen telling scots to think carefully before they cast that vote on wednesday. the latest opinion poll suggests still too close to call. >> this afternoon, three men who fought in wars decades ago will receive the nation's highest civilian honor.
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president obama will bestow the medal of honor on two vietnam veterans and a fallen soldier from the civil war, honored for running through gunfire to save com address and donald shielded sole injuries from another explosion. the third man lost his life more than 150 years ago during the battle of gettysburg. lisa stark is live in washington. good morning. normally, the medal is awarded within a few years of an act of heroism. how did these men get the military's highest award decades later? >> it took an act of congress, actually, stephanie, to wave that three year requirement. in the case of benny atkins, he was nominated for this honor in 1966, one of his commanders suggest he get it. it went nowhere. another commander continued a letter writing campaign and ultimately that is what worked. today at the white house, benny atkins will get what many
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believe is oh long overdo award. >> we met command sergeant benny atkins at a hotel near the pentagon. it's been nearly a half century since the battle in vietnam. he says he feels humbled. >> this award is for the other 16 americans that were with me in this battle. >> atkins was at first a reluctant soldier, drafted at able 22 after dropping out of college. >> i didn't know if you dropped out of college and went to the top of the draft list. >> you found the army suited him and reenlisted and volunteered for special forces. by that time, atkins was married with children. he headed off for vietnam. in 1966, during the second of three tours, a large vietcong division attacked his isolated jungle camp. >> this attack was a constant
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for 38 hours. >> it was a fierce fight. atkins was blown out of the mortar pit twice and dodged incoming fire to rescue the wounded and recover the dead. >> i helped with a great soldier, the staff sergeant i've 503. he was hit hard, had both legs blown off. >> hall was one of five americans who died, so did over half of the 400 south vietnamese in the camp. those who survived escaped into the jungle. >> i was fortunate enough to have a little short range radio, and the antenna was shot off this radio, so i used my body by standing in water and was able to communicate with an aircraft. >> but the helicopter coming to pick them up was shot down. as night fell, the vietcong closed in. >> all at once, we could hear some noise, and kind of see some
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eyes moving around us there in the jungle, and that night, a tiger stopped us. >> the enemy could see the tiger, too. it kept them at bay long enough for a rescue. >> they treated me for 18 body wounds, so most of them, most of them was mortar and hand grenade shop necessaries. >> for his valor, he received a chestful of awards. >> we don't do this for medals, we do it for love of country and our way of life. >> i'm as proud as i can be of him. i couldn't be any prouder. >> did you think during this whole period that you were not going to get back home? >> never. never. >> he credits special forces training for giving him the mental strength he snead. >> real proud of my service, yes. i'm just 80, and i want to see
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if i can reenlist. >> you're ready to join up again? >> that's right. >> for now, he'll have to settle for a tribute from a grateful nation. >> quite a man. his wife mary of 58 years will be with him today, so will a number of other family members and atkins has invited four members of his unit who were with him during that fight to come to the white house. they will also be there when he shakes the president's hand. >> that is what i call character. lisa stark, live for us in washington, thanks, lisa. >> what is sad is that he won't get the money that comes with that medal, because it's so late. >> a happy time as an museum park stopped by a power outage on sunday. >> you speak to any woman here
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today, you'll find they completely love the technologies. >> this is a real event. the beard and mustache championships took place in the u.k. this weekend to give you a sense of how serious this is, the competition has three categories for post pubescent competitors. one said a beard should be bouncy. >> i just grew it because i looked so young. then i was afraid to shave it off. i was invited to the u.k., but couldn't afford the flight. >> three nfl stars off the field for the first sunday of the season. >> after the break, we'll talk to our legal contributor about the cases against them and the growing call for the nfl commissioner to step down. >> it has nothing to do with men. men are great, we think men are
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great, we think women are great. >> there are not many spaces for women to go to to rock out by themselves. >> for women only, the band not allowed to play in front of men. >> if you gonna go to college, you gonna end up dead on the streets... >> life changing moments >> i had never been bullied, everyone hates me... >> from oscar winning director, alex gibney, a hard hitting look at the real issues facing american teens. the incredible journey continues... on the edge of eighteen only on all jazeera america
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>> a new miss america named, the lucky woman, miss new york was crowned in atlantic city sunday night. >> for her talent, she sang while playing a tune with a red plastic cup. her win marks the third straight title for new york. >> just as things looked bad for the nfl, they got a little worse. two more star players kept out of the games sunday. the vikings running back adrian peterson was arrested on child abuse charges. >> the carolina panthers greg
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hardy convicted in july of assaulting his girlfriend. >> jami floyd is an aljazeera america legal contributor and joins us now to talk about these cases. let's start with the peterson case. the alleged child abuse case in that at the state of texas is reasonable discipline. the grand jury in this case decided the injuries exceeded reasonable. what is the measure for that? >> well, community standard, it's what the community deems reasonable. it's really going to be a tough case. now there were two grand juries that looked at this. the first one passed on the case. the second one decided to indict. we have to be really clear that a grand jury just decides there's enough evidence to go forward with the case. it's nothing like yard. community standards shift. they can shift not only from 50 years on the ground to today, but from one grand jury to the next. the district attorney is really upset that all of this got leaked. in fact, i've even seen the
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police report, and that's where these photographs come from that everyone, or i should say half the country is outraged about. even across the country, community standards vary and the district attorney says this man deserve as fair trial and now that all of this evidence is out there, it's going to be hard for him to get oh fair trial. >> this case is oh going to be tried in texas, yet he is a nationally known running back where they're going to be weighing in everywhere else. >> i have a feeling it will never get to trial. he has no criminal record. just like the rice case we talked about, which was far more explosive in many ways after the two videos came out, this is a kind of case where you resolve it with counseling, you give him a chance to atone for what he's done. >> because he thinks he's done nothing wrong. >> i'm going to tell you. i listened to an hour long recording that i probably
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shouldn't even as a journalist have an opportunity to listen to where he's talking with police and he thinks this is an appropriate method of discipline. whatever you think about the way we parent, it's changed in 50 years. he said this is how i was disciplined, this is how i discipline my child. ma is a man who would do better with counseling than in jail. >> the carolina panthers deactivated greg hardy, convict in july of assaulting his exgirlfriend. is this a snowball effect out of the ray rice case? >> the context of ray rice is incredibly important for all of these cases. he is convicted, completely different than the peterson case, where he's simply been indicted. suspension seems more appropriate to me, in my humble opinion. >> what is deactivation? >> he was benched. you can be suspended under the new domestic violence policy for up to five or six games.
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i've not seen the actual policy, just the letter that went out to owners, but suspension is far more severe than bench forego a game. that's what's happened in the peterson case. he had to sit out that game. if you've been convicted and a jury actually passed, then the nfl has the opportunity to really make a statement. in the peterson case where he's only been charged if they suspend you and you're found not guilty, that could be a big embarrassment for the nfl. >> as always, thank you very much. >> the nfl now estimating that three in 10 players have cognitive problems, the league acknowledging that figure is part of a settlement over concussion, but the nfl admits the rates of alzheimer's disease are as the population witness a whole. >> it was a pretty pleasant weekend in a lot of place, fall
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air, high pressure sitting over the east coast the second half of the weekend and for a lot of the midwest, so sunshine at least for the cooler temperatures. we have another system moving through the midwest now, so a few more showers. i want to mention this will impact the south a little more into tomorrow and wednesday. you can see the cloud shield with the hurricane weaver talked about already making it into the united states. as we continue, we're seeing places like minnesota, wisconsin, down towards missouri get rain. behind that, temperatures 10 degrees below average. the rain makes it through the greater lakes today, more into the east coast tomorrow. we've been dealing with the lingering boundary through the south, kicking off showers here, as well. a little drier at the moment, but especially in the heat of the day, watch for some of that. a couple of soggy days ahead with all of that moisture there. >> nicole, thank you very much. >> police in los angeles investigating claims officers handcuffed and questioned a hollywood act stress, daniel
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watts was if the film django unchained. she said she was targeted by police because she's black and he is white. police were following up on an indecent exposure call. >> a 59-year-old was cutting down tree branches in florida when he cut his hand. the golfer suffered nerve damage. he posted to infra gram saying i am damaged, but not down and out. >> a race car incident with danica patrick. she was forced to turn sideways and hit the wall. both cars were damaged, both on the ground. no word if they kissed and made up. >> husidic jewish women follow laws. some of rising in the new york
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music scene. >> you're out of breath? >> dale i can't isn't your average rock star. a single mother of four boys, she is a husidic jew living in brooklyn. >> my life took a real turn when i lost my husband and i brought my children here to start fresh, definitely wasn't thinking about how i was going to start a band. all of a sudden, i started getting calls and carrol's was one of the calls. >> dale i can't said the connection was in stand. they formed an all girl husidic rock band. >> people kind of see us as women who wear super opaque stockings, they call them bum let proof. >> the women wear wigs and dress
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modestly to keep with jewish law and recorded their first album in 2012 and have been rising in new york's music scene. >> the group started out playing small concerts but are now taking the stage at larger and larger venues. >> this bar was packed for a bulletproof stackings show, but there were no men in sight. ♪ >> in keeping with jewish law that prevents men from hearing women sing live outside of their family, they are women only. the group said it's about empowerment, not exclusion. >> this has nothing to do with men. men are great, women are great. there are not many spaces for women to go to to rock out by themselves. >> rock out they did.
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women of all ages and backgrounds danced and sang to the groups moody lyrics mixed with traditional jewish melodies. for her, that's what it's all about. >> we don't have a need to be rock stars. we have a need to share the gift that we've been given with the world in a positive way. >> aljazeera, new york. >> despite popularity, a lot of venues have turned the band down, calling their no men policy discriminatory. >> tomorrow morning, we're tracking the hurricane called one of the strongest storms ever to hit mexico's baja tourist area, dropping six months of rain in just under an hour. the latest starting right here at 7:00 a.m. that's it for us here in new york. >> from doha, the latest talks from paris about stopping the islamic state group. >> a live look at scotland on
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