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>> every saturday, join us for exclusive... revealing... and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time... talk to al jazeera, only on al jazeera america . >> a trillion dollars spending bill showing resists in washington. tonight we examine the controversial parts that have legislation, and how one of the world's biggest banks wrote some of the key provisions. falling oil prices leading to nervousness on wall street. from canada to the japan. the winners and losers from the cash accrued. after more of a week in protest police and activists say the
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largest demonstrations yet against police tactics. this is al jazeera america. live from new york i'm tony harris. the senate is now debating a 1 trillion-dollar bill that will fund the government through september. the house narrowly passed the bill last night. but it has exposed a huge resist between congressional democrats and the white house. we're live at the white house, mike viqueira, what is the status of the relationship between president obama and house and senate democrats? >> reporter: well, i think that the status as a whole has got a lot of repairing to do. a lot of work to do. that was evident last night when president obama finished.
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they were very rested. they were very angry. there are two ways to look at what is going on here and what happened in this dramatic event on capitol hill. first, the negative way allowing a provision that would roll back one of his significant achievements. that would further tighten regulations. he allowed this to be snuck into the bill, that does everything, funds the government until october 1st. the other way to look at it is hey, this is a compromise. this is the new world. this is bipartisanship. this is the way it looks. not everyone is going to be happy. that's the theme that president obama struck today in his remarks. >> that i've been able to draft my own legislation and have it
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passed with the votes, we would be looking at something different. what people are looking for are practical governance and the willingness to compromise. that's what this bill looks like. i'm glad it passed the house. and i'm hopeful that it pass the senate. >> making calls in support of the bill is president obama. and of all people jamie dimon, an individual who was vilified by the white house in president obama's first term, he was a fat cat on wall street because they had quote/unquote run the economy into a ditch. the president was on one side. on the other side, nancy pelosi, elizabeth warren and the significant majority of house democrats. >> you mentioned senator warren. she's leading the charge against the bill in the senate. do you think she'll have the
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streets block it? >> i doubt it. the senate is a different animals that the house. on the senate floor they're trying to figure out to get everyone on board. it's been compared to herding cats. there is no question that this massive spending bill, that a little riders that have nothing to do with funding the government and keeping the government running, a lot of people are unhappy about it, but it looks like it will roll through the roll back. that's what elizabeth warren is angry about, the roll back after the financial meltdown of 2008 of 2008-2009. >> mike viqueira, thank you. coming up later we'll dig deeper into the controversial aspects of this spending about. the fbi is investigating the hanging death of a black teenager in north carolina. it has been ruled a suicide, but
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the family is challenging that saying it was a lynching. >> 17-year-old lennon lacy was found hanging from a swing set in august. the authorities ruled it a suicide. his parents have been fighting that for months. now the fbi will try to figure out what really happened. >> it's a male subject hanging from the swings. >> it's a black male subject. >> hanging from the swings. >> on the morning of augus august 2917-year-old lennon lacy was found hanging from a dog leash and belt from this swing set in north carolina. >> reporter: he's not breathing. >> just a minute. >> the state medical examiner ruled it a suicide based on reports from the police and county coroner. but his family in the naacp say that the initial investigation was insufficient, and they questioned whether it was really a suits.
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lennon's mother claudia writes, i couldn't accept it then and i still cannot now. lennon is a very shy boy. if was going to do something like that, he would not have done it in such an exposed place. she said he was not depressed, and he was looking forward to playing in a football team that night. she adds, was he killed? was he lynched? the naacp is calling for a federal investigation. >> we must be sure that all of these leads are thoroughly investigated before this case is rushed to closure. and concluded as a suicide. >> they did an independent autopsy and found what they called contradictions. they said lennon was found wearing sneakers that he did not own. shoes two sizes too small. there was nothing by the swing seat that he would have used to hang himself.
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lennon's mother compares it to the killings of michael brown and eric garner saying that they are three black men who treated by police. >> she's not saying that the police were calle involved in this death. she did add that he was involved with an older white woma who lived nearby. >> coalition forces are planning a assault to take back mosul from isil fighters. american leaders say that the war on isil could take years but iraq's finance minister said that the u.s. is wrong. >> when isil came through they did not capture territory but assets, gold and cash from citizens and banks. iraq's finance minister said
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over $500 million was stolen from banks in mosul, tikrit and other cities. isil is believed to be the richest such organization in the world. a lot of that revenue comes from iraqi oil fields. the group has retained control of major oil fields in the north of iraq. from there it smuggles oil from turkey or sends it to refineries it has taken over in syria. >> they have enormous financial resources. that pays recruits, soldiers, good salaries, better than what we can forward to pay ours. >> reporter: that's partly because iraq has a serious financial cries. the economy is expected to
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shrink this year because of lower oil output do due to the war and unchecked government spending including the militias propping up iraqi security forces. but the iraqi government believes that five months of airstrikes and more effective ground force "o" forces have put isil on the defensive. it's apparently planning to push on with an attack on mosul to recapture the city taken by isil in june. >> the iraqi government has set up operational forces and this can only be done in concept, but i believe it is doable. contrary to what people believe or think, wrong it will. >> he said airstrikes and an army won't be enough, reclaiming
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iraq's third biggest city will rely on persuading sunni tribes and others who have been on sidelines to fight isil as well. money has always been one of iraq's biggest weapons. but now the iraqi government is struggling with the serious financial crisis. at the very time it needs money most. iraq's new finance minister said that iraq will have to make tough decisions on cutting spending while being able to continue this fight. al jazeera, baghdad. >> in the west bank israeli forces stormed a gathering of hamas supporters. in nearby regions a palestinian man tried to ram his car into an israeli checkpoint, and another man attacked an israeli family. tensions have been rising since wednesday when a palestinian minister died in confrontation with israeli forces in protest.
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flight delays could continue in to tomorrow after london was forced to shut down it's air spates because of a computer glitch. right now the air space is reopened but not before flights were grounded this afternoon. we have the story now from heathrow airport. >> more than 200 square miles of air space reverted computer control to manual control. aircraft were able to take off from five main airports, and the aircraft coming in had to be spaced out in a far greater degree for safety reasons. just 50 aircraft so far have been canceled here at heathrow. other airports were waiting to see if they could clear the backlog without canceling their flights. but the impact will continue far into the coming weekend as aircraft, which were due to arrive here, and due to take off bound for other destinations are actually now in the wrong place. the air crew, of course, will be
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going into overtime. there is an impact for safety there. and the knock on affect for the timetables will be significant in the coming hours. the cause for the outage said it was not a power outage. it appears to be concentrating on a potential computer failure. they're saying it was a technical failure, which is currently under investigation. >> a knew plunge in oil prices hitting a five and a half year low thanks to an one-two punch in the production and projections that are sected for nexset for next year. >> reporter: gas prices have never been lower as the gas price declines. most importantly since most
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people here heat their homes with heating oil or natural gas, those prices are declining, too. other good affect effects. it's holiday shopping time here. prices are lower. you're going to have lower transport costs generally across the board. there is another part of toronto, indeed, another part of this country where falling oil prices are not good news at all. canada is the fifth largest oil exporter in the world, and oil is a huge importance to the economy. in other parts of the country like alberta oil production provides much governor revenue for things like healthcare, job creation and so on. so falling prices are causing real havoc there. how long they fall is key. if they keep falling real trouble lies ahead. outside the toronto stock exchange we've seen carnage on the floor of the stock exchange. prices have fallen by 12%. this country, this city's
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economy, it's banks, it's law offices all around me in downtown toronto, they're intent on the energy companies doing well, and they're not doing well at the moment. >> at one point in the trading day today the january price for u.s. benchmark crude fell to $57.47 a barrel. but some nations will benefit. in new delhi prices may lead to lower inflation. >> a drop in oil prices is very good news. indians are all saving money at the pump. here's what they had to say. >> the prices are coming down.
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>> lower prices often mean lower inflations. lower oil prices, lower inflation is going to provide much-needed relief for ordinary indians. >> in japan lower oil prices are giving officials a kick start in the economy. >> japan's newell power energy remains in shutdown after 2011. japan has been able to import vast amount of energy. one official told me $38 billion a year extra government spending. so this big drop in the price of oil represents a huge win fall for the japan government, and represents the savings for japan niecjapanese.
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they want to see a target of 2% inflation changing the whole situation here, which has been marked by deplacing for so many years. but some say that that is not the most important thing. the most important thing is to get people spending again, and potentially this drop in the price of oil will allow them to do just that. >> david shuster is here with more for ali velshi. we thought that lower oil prices would be good for everyone. but not so. who are the winners here? >> the problem is as we have guests coming occupy tonight, there are some countries so heavily dependent on oil that they're in danger of collapse such as venezuela, investments in russia. russia is having some problems. the theory is that while
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americans may be benefiting right now from cheaper prices, the geopolitical costs are unknown and could be severe if some of these countries start collapsing or investors aside, and again it's much more complicated just the idea of cheap oil is great for the american consumer. >> we're seeing that oil-produ oil-producing nations are taking a hit here. but what about the affect of u.s.-oil production. >> well, it's harmful to a certain extent because of the margins are different than say the middle east. u.s. oil producers have been making money hand over fist with record profits. they can afford to have the prices drop, and they'll be okay. but the wiggest question is the oil and gas and shale producers. again, when oil drops below a certain price then it becomes far more expensive to get your barrel of oil originating from
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shale than it is to simply pull it out of the ground in the i middle east. again there, are a number of businesses, american businesses involved in fracking, drilling for tar in the united states. they are in some trouble if oil continues to drop. >> gotcha. david, what else are you working on? >> an issue near and dear to my heart. the university of michigan are trying to figure out how much they're willing to pay for their next football coach. there are some suggestions as much as $10 million a year for its football coach. we're going to look at that, and whether the corruption of college athletics is beyond the point of no return. that's coming up tonight. >> that's nick saban money or maybe even a little more. can't wait to hear it coming up on al jazeera america. the dow was down 312 points. the s&p 500 lost 33 points. the nasdaq fell nearly 55 points. backlash against teach for
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america program. why some say it's doing a disservice for the teachers and the students they serve. and taking concrete action on climate change. >> and ultimate betrayal... drawing lines in the sand that would shape the middle east and frame the conflict today >> world war one: through arab eyes continues episode three: the new middle east on al jazeera america
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>> looking for consensus on how to clean up the environment. representatives from 19 countries are wrapping up a 12-day climate change summit in peru. they want each country to slash their fair share of carbon admissions. nick clark has more now from lima. >> every year around this time in one country or another a seemingly endless u.s. negotiating process grinds on and on. here in lima they're trying to stop that.
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the rallying cries have begun for the delegates to shape up and produce results for future generations. >> i want them to look back at us and ask the question how did you find the moral courage to shake off the lethargy, to break free of the chains of the past, to lift your sights and draw the design of a future that we can accomplish? >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a flying visit to move things along. he is an i am passioned advocate of action. >> this is not just a policy issue measured against the array of global threats that we face today, and there are many. terrorism, extremism, epidemics, poverty, nuclear proliferation. all challenges that know no borders, climate change, absolutely ranks up there equal with all of them. >> this time around there is more optimism than usual.
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>> i have never seen such sense of result that you find among people over here. yes, that has to translate into something concrete, and that's where people are sort of protecting their own turves. >> the prom is still extraordinary slow. one big bone of contention is how to reduce emissions. >> this is proving difficult because all in the country are different stages. we want to be sure in putting down what they can do do not slide backwards. do not back slide. >> towards the ends of these conferences as delegates go toe rebook hotel rooms. only the brave would assume that this conference would end on time. but tend must, and these people hope with a detailed road man to paris next year. nick clark, al jazeera, lima
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peru. >> the police say a shooting in a school near portland, oregon, may gang-related. the police say students were shot and then they ran into the school for help. all victims were taken to an area hospital, no arrests were made. a program will take recent graduates through training for teach for america. there is growing criticism for the program for failing it's teachers and the students. america tonight investigates. >> i realize that i wanted to teach where i was needed, not necessarily where i want to teach. >> teach for america recruit recent college graduates like aaron nolan earn noland who
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graduated and went into teach for america. there is a growing backlash claiming that tfa is not what it's cracked up to be. >> when did your enthusiasm for tfa begin to fade away. >> i was in denial because i kept thinking it was me not getting a couple of things, but then i would be all set. >> how important was tfa? >> it's an important stepping stone to where i am now but it was the worst sixmo of my life. i was miserable. >> why? >> i was in a position where not only was i feeling incompetent every day, my incompetence was hurting the lives of children. so it was very heavy burden. >> like all new tfa teachers, noland has pledged to teach for two years. she resigned after six months.
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she's pursuing a graduate degree in education. tfa trains it's teachers in an intense five-week training courses and then places them in needy school districts. just when it gets to the point where they're going to be good, then these kids have to suffer with another novice, and then a novice, a novice, and then not getting the kind of education that good call the experience gives. >> study shows that they're as effective and sometimes for effective than veteran teachers. they do send teachers, 37,000 teachers so far, to the hardest to place schools. >> tfa continues to attract the best and the brightest, receiving 50,000 applications this year alone. but student organization, united students against sweat shots twitch on 150 campuses is trying to bring tfa recruitment on
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campus to a halt. they claim the organization is damaging public education. >> teach for america brands itself as a social justice organization. however, teach for america is a big of a similar as a broad organization is a huge part of corporatization and privatization in public schools. >> i don't want them to go away. i just want them to reform themselves in something that i see would be truly supportive of good education in this country. >> al jazeera. >> that massive funding bill to keep the government open has a lot of controversial provisions in it. we'll take it to them next, and including one that was effectively written by the ban bank--sector. and the storm on the west coast that is bringing a lot of damage with it.
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>> the trillion dollar house spending bill has driven a wedge in the party. they are protecting american consumers, but supporters of the change say that the american economy is free to operate. patricia sagba, what is the change causing all of this commotion? >> it's on page 616, and it is a bombshell. a contentious item that would repeal a key provision in the reform that would push risky trading int. jp morgan chief jamie dimon
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urged the passing of the bill. some of the language was drafted by lobbyists from citigroup. senator elizabeth warren, who has been leading the charge against the role back of the provision seized upon that in the beginning of the week. >> in fact, it was written by lobbyists for citicorp. that provision means big money for a few big banks. it would let derivative traders on wall street gamble with taxpayer money, and when it all blows up require the government to bail them out. >> derivatives that bet heavily on the future were a driving force, and some fear that the frank-dodd provision is repealed, it would saddle main street with the down side if
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those bets go sour. >> is the economic impact excepted to be dramatic? >> when you take a look at wall street arguments they've been arguing against the dodd-frank legislation, and their argument is that it's bad for the economy because they can't extend credit in the way they would like to customers. >> patricia sagba. >> this has been the argument, it has been the argument, but you have to weigh that against that culture of excessive risk taking that led the economy to the brink of collapse. >> oh, yes, all right. i appreciate it. patricia sagba. mike, when much dodd-frank passed, the white house called it a path to stable financial system. you recall that. >> oh, yes. >> why did the white house back the changes? >> there was a lot of harsh
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rhetoric coming from the financial services community as a whole over the course of 2009-2010 up to president obama's re-election. there were fat cats like jamie dimon, who is effectively on the same side as president obama twisting arms behind the scenes in the house of representatives. those firms had driven the car into the ditch. here is the white house reasoning--driven the economy in to the ditch, i should say. this is a compromise, it is something that is going to be making virtue of necessities as republicans expand their majority in the house and senate in three weeks time in january. the white house is saying there is another part of the dodd-frank legislation the creation of the so-called consumer financial protection board. this is something that elizabeth warren was pushing. they wanted to defund that. they wanted to push back on that and a number of other provisions that have really gutted
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dodd-frank further. they're making virtue of the fact that they fought this off. perhaps principally the white house and some democrats understand that when the republicans take over in the wake of those midterm elections in the routing of democrats and the take over of the senate majority, the republicans are going to come up with provisions that are yet more antithetical to democratic values, and they're going to be written in the bills huge fights. get it done now, have it extend into october 1st, and avoid a fight that they could lose even worse. >> gotcha. the roll back of this provision in dodd-frank was not the only provision to raise eyebrows. let's go through the other items and look at where they come from and what it could mean. the first one is campaign finances. we talked about this yesterday. individual donors would be allowed to donate ten times more to political parties. now mike, where did this come from, and what could it mean?
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this is what people hate about washington and this is many people ran on. they lump it all together, give it a cute name. it was omnibus last time. now cromnibus, don't ask why. i'll tell you one thing about the game finances. you're going hear democrats and republicans scream about it. but a lot of them don't mind at all. you know why? in the wake of citizens united, and the rise of the super packs, and the rise of the dark money, this is going to allow the parties, the parties, the official rnc, the dnc and official parties that help the house and senate get re-elected and elect their candidates, this
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will gain strength and that's something that all want to see. >> that's good information. a seemingly victory for advocates, an irs budget was slashed by $300 million. who put that in and why? >> well again, this is a republican initiative obviously. and republicans really have it in for the irs, tony. you know that. $350million that was slashed. first of all, obamacare as they term it is going to be collecting tax subsidies that go into the marketplace that was created by the affordable care act. the republicans are trying to reduce the irs ability to do that. second of all there was the scandal when it was alleged that the irs employees were working against republicans, and they have something against them for that. and now live to this statistic, the irs has lost 13,000-
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13,000--$13 million in funding over the course of the last four years, meanwhile it has $7 million more americans to administer to help during tax season. this filing season is expected to be a nightmare. and individual tax payers, you call the irs, you're looking for help. your services are expected to be affected. >> thank you. earlier i spoke with al jazeera america political correspondent michael shure, and i asked him about the significance of this debate about democrats over the spending bill, a and what it might tell us about the soon to be opposition party moving forward. >> this was the first chapter in the rough draft of 2016. it was elizabeth warren coming out significantly in a big way. you saw republicans vote for a bill in the u.s. house which means that going into 2015 john boehner and the republicans are going to need democrats every step of the way because of how their caucus is now so fractured.
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>> here is the other thing with elizabeth warren. how could she be in favor of shutting down the government over this, and when she was railing against the republicans, who shut down the government, in a failed attempt to defund the affordable care act. >> well, i would say that in a depender of elizabeth warren she is so passionate about issues. it's not about the shutting down of the government. it's the reason why it does or does not get shut down. she was a major proponent of the affordable care act, and was a major proponent of the architects. the shutting down of the government is secondary. it's what is causing that shut down that she's behind. >> michael shure for us. a series of storms riding the pineapple express. are you familiar with this? it's starting to ease it's grip on california. the rain is blamed for mudslides
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in california, and forcing authorities to evacuate dozens from homes in los angeles. firefighters arfirefirefighters had to rescue dozens. and rebecca stevenson is here with the latest on these storms. >> meteorologist: it's impressive when you look at how much rainfall is coming in. part of the reason we call it the pineapple express. there is all this moisture that is down in the tropics. if you look at the hawaiian islands. that's the primary spot they call pineapple. there are pineapples around hawai'i, and that moisture is tapping in to that particular area. as it moves up the pacific you need a good strong front to pick that up, and all that moisture comes moving in with the front. you get twice the amount of rainfall. we've been getting some of this soaking in to the ground causing landslides or mood slides. but the remarkable aspect of not just rain, not just the wind, either, but is the record-high temperatures.
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we've had record highs across the west coast for the last five to six days. it's been so warm in the 50s and low 60s even all the way up near british columbia. now look at the amount of rainfall in california for the last 4 hours. you can see there are still totals of up to two inches of rainfall. that's just in the last 24 hours. it's been far more intense than that, causing continuations of flood warnings and concerns of flash flooding as we still have rain showers around. eight inches of rainfall is estimated by satellite. the national weather service on the mountains and coast of california, a and we're seeing pictures like this coming from inside homes. rocks and mud filling those houses. that's a mess. >> that's a lot of rain for an area that needs it. >> meteorologist: it needs it slower. >> yes. perimeterralists are warning of an ecological catastrophe. thousands of gallons of oil leaked into a protected area
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that is home to rare and endangered dolphins. >> it's a risky job to clear an oil spill by hand like this. but for the people of languag bangladesh, it's a matter of saving their lives and livelihoods, a ship full of oil sank here on wednesday. many say the oil licks is 50 kilometers long and is getting better. >> aside from those seescies, fish in the area will be effected, and the oil will not remain in one place. it is moving further away. it's how much of the area tends to be affected.
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>> for decades the habitat has been declared a protected area as environmentals try to figure out the impact of the spill, the fishermen are already trying to clean up. even if all they can do is use their bear hands. >> good news and bad news. the court said that uber will have to eliminate language on its app suggesting that it's okay to pick up riders on the street. it could face fines, but it allows uber to operate in france. several other countries, as you know, has banned the service. coming up, crisis on native american reservations. >> tracking the president's indigenous initiative. we're in class wit in
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washington. >> the biggest protest since the eric garner no-indictment decision.
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>> outrage over the deaths of eric garner and michael brown will culminate with huge protests planned for this weekend. thousands are expected to take part of the demonstrations in new york city tomorrow. protests are calling for the end of police brutality and racial injustice. at least run reservation is not waiting for a new federal program to begin. we go to one of their schools in washington state. we have this report. [ students singing ]
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>> reporter: third graders sing a version of the "12 days of christmas." the award-winning school is a showers of pride. >> when i graduated i volunteered here. i read with older students who could not read, i got upset about it, and i decided i want to do something about it. >> reporter: vitales is what makes this school work. a former student who cared enough to come back home and help. there are very few operational details and no new funding sources identified in the president's generation indigenous initiative. but it does stress native culture in classes and putting more control over local schools in the hands of tribal leaders. >> telling someone to go outside. >> much of that is already happening here. studying the original language is required. students build modern versions
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of ancient canoes. and until the tribe paid to bring in broadband a month ago the school relied on slower than dial up internet access. in many native american communities the education picture isn't quite this happy. the obama administration estimates federally-run indian schools need nearly $1 billion in basic repairs and upgrades. only 50% of native american youth graduate from high school. just 13% earn college degrees. >> don't depress me with those statistics. i'll tell you good statistics about the number of our kids who are passing tests, that are learning their language. >> reporter: sit at lunch with joshua monette and his friends, you feel their optimism. they tell me that the tribe expects them to succeed. >> they're really pushing for education and for people to go off and go to college, but then to come back and apply it here
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where it counts. >> reporter: they made budget changes six years ago to focus on learning. >> i bear the responsibility and this body bears a responsibility to make a better future for those that come after us and the leadership. >> would you rather act than wait for outside help? >> absolutely, yes. >> back in classroom, the next generation including her daughter, moves heads, and if current rates hold, 86% will graduate on time from high school. >> what about when you see one of your former students graduate? >> it makes me want to cry because i'm so proud. >> allen schauffler, al jazeera, washington. >> this weekend marks the 77th anniversary of china's massacre. in the lead up to world war ii the japanese army killed 300,000 people in china. during that battle they used chemical weapons leaving at least two million tons of it behind. today, people in that remote
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area are still falling victim to the chemical remnants. adrian brown reports. >> reporter: across china lies the destructive legacy of another country, it's a bomb. 100,000 that they admit to. half of them are in this pro minutes. >> they are everywhere. sometimes we find them when they beat the land. >> reporter: he was badly burned after stepping on another shell ten years ago, and he can't understand why this one has not been removed. >> of course we worry. how can we not? it could kill us if we accidently touch it. >> reporter: nearby a father of another victim. he tells me his son was playing with friends beside this now frozen stream. he saw a steel tube lying at the water's edge and tried to retrieve it, thinking he could sell it for scrap.
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ned, chemicals inside caused serious burns on his hand, and left him and a fruitless battle for compensation from japan's government. >> how can i not be furious? the japanese choose to drop all these chemical weapons in our soil. not only to kill our ancestors, but to harm our children and next generations. >> reporter: japan admits its retreating army left behind weapons that contain chemicals including mustard gas and cyanide. this is the entrance to a secret military where some of those munitions are being destroyed under japanese supervision, but the chinese government said it's not happening fast enough. it's been estimated that at least 2,000 chinese people have fallen victim to japanese chemical weapons. most surviving with burns and
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other injuries. tokyo says it's so far found and destroyed at least 4,000 of these munitions. but that is still a small percentage of what it's army left behind here. tokyo promised to destroy as many of its weapons as possible by 2012, now almost 70 years after the second world war ended. it's still asking for more time. adrian brown, al jazeera, northeast china. >> an account tweeting isis propaganda and luring in recruits, as businessman who may be behind it next.
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>> venezuela. >> beijing. >> kabul. >> hong kong. >> ukraine. >> the artic. real reporting from around the world. this is what we do. al jazeera america. >> police in india are investigating claims that a marketing executive is behind an influential twitter account that is luring in recruits for isil. >> it's a shock for those who didn't imagine those behind the twitter account is a businessman from india. he tweeted isis propaganda, and his messages were designed to encourage new recruits like this one where he wrote, may allah guide and strengthen and guide the islamic state. now they identified the man behind the account by linking his former twitter handle to his facebook page. they say that he's a marketing
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businessman in bangalore. >> if i had a chance to leave everything and join them, i might have. >> what stopped you? >> my family needs me. they are very dependent on me. >> mehdi said that he didn't think that he was doing anything wrong. >> strong sentiments. ines, appreciate it. have a good weekend.
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a time capsule uncovered that dates back to america's findin founding fathers. now historians think it was initially hidden by paul revere, and samuel adams back in 1795. crews worked for hours to remove the box from the granite cornerstone. they hope to recover what is in the box by next week. u.s. agent tried to you cuban musicians to spark movement for political change. >> they call themselves los dienos. but they were knowingly part of a secret u.s. program aimed a fueling political change in cuba. the idea was to infiltrate the
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hip-hop scene and spread an images ever dissent, but it's claimed that the program backfired. it was paid for by the development agency known as usaid and farmed out to contractors for millions of dollars. it's said to have been inspired by serbian concerts, it may have put some artists in danger. one of the biggest criticisms in all this, they were recruited with clear political goals in mind. it's alleged they were not told this that. >> u.s. aid told al jazeera the program was never a street, but part of an effort to strengthen cuban society. the state department said that safety of those involved was a responsibility of contractors. >> we recognize that order cubans run the risk of upsetting
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authorities by participating initiatives, and for that reason these programs are managed with appropriate discretion. so it was the responsibility of the grantee. >> but this is not the first time that usaid has been accused of undermining cuba's government. a twitter account was also paid for by agency. and programs like it are welcomed. >> i believe firmly anything that can be done along those lines perhaps not through usaid, so as not to create problems for other programs that they have, but anything that could be done, it's a good thing. >> the critics say that u.s. efforts to undermine the cuban government are simply counterproductive. >> all it does is continue to bring out the worst in the cuban regime. a government that is very repressive, but through acts like this, all we're doing is to
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foment more paranoia and mistrust. >> the program which ran for two years is now been closed down. but those critical of it say the only ones who they will listen it now are cuban's real musicians. >> pope francis apparently believes that all dogs will go to heaven. the pontiff was overheard consoling a boy whose pet had died. he said that we will see all animals in the eternities of christ. in catholic church doctrine it says that the only people have souls who go to heaven. no. this massive sea of clouds appeared just below the rim of the canyon yesterday. it came up from a build up of fog in northern arizona. temperature inversion is what they called it, and it causes
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warm air to force the clouds down. this sort of event happens every few years at the canyon. that's all of our time. real money is next with david shuster in for ali velshi tonight. . >> in the battle over a shoutdown, the massachusetts democrat is calling out the bank for holding the country hostage over a spending bill. bank lobbyists helped to write. but could they stop the bill in its tracks. and jeb bush may run for president, but he has some of the same corporate baggage as mitt romney. we'll take a closer look. and how much is your college football coach really worth. at university of michigan the salary could


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