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>> every monday, 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 . >> well, this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. 132 children and tin staff members dead after a taliban assault from the afghanistan. we have reaction from all over the world. russia's ruble in a free fall. and jeb bush makes it official that he will actively explore campaigning for president.
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>> and we begin with the aftermath of a deadly day in pakistan. 142 people were killed when gunmen stormed a military school. 132 were children. 10 were staff members. you can see the mourning at the scene with children looking for their children. it happened in northwestern city peshawar. it's been the deadliest since 2007. >> the parents have now been--they're taking the bodies to their residences, where they'll prepare for burial tomorrow morning. as you heard earlier the military finally coming out with a statement, coming out with the figures and the number of people
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killed. but there are a lot of people in pakistan who are asking as to how so many gunmen could get into a school in a secure area, the military, police, everybody present there, and yet cause mayhem by killing so many people. there will be many questions as far as security preparedness in this country is concerned. this is a city that has been hit hard, the complex that you see behind me has received many such victims, this is the first time that a school has been the target in such an indiscriminate way. people across pakistan are mourning tonight with the news that they've been watching all day today. >> k a, mal haidekamal hyder. >> this heinous crime that took place today, very clearly
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reflects that they don't have the capability to take on the forces. they don't have the capability of taking on the security apparatus. so look at what they do. they go after the most vulnerable population, the children in our schools. how much more weak they must be fooling that they basically could not even go and an adult conversation or an adult fight. >> president obama promises to stand by pakistan after today's attack. he also offered support in the pakistani government in effort to come back extremism. secretary kerry spoke out today. what did he say. >> he denounced the attack in the strongest words, he said that the taliban served a dark vision that bordered on medieval vision. he said this was unspeakable
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horror. there has been an up tick against children of elites, not just in pakistan, but also across the border in afghanistan where last week a suicide-bomber blew himself up at a high school musical performance at a french cultural center. it also comes as the u.s. has wound down it's combat mission in afghanistan in freeing it's troops home. josh earnest said that there would be no change in that withdraw policy. >> the president is committed to insuring that we remain on track for the responsible draw down in terms of the military presence in afghanistan. >> tony, you remember when the u.s. left iraq it left a large u.s.-trained iraqi army that essentially melted away in the face of the fierce and brutal tactics of the isil fighters. at the pentagon i asked spokesman jon kirby, how did he
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know that similar scenarios would not play out in afghanistan? >> the afghanistan national security forces are very capable. they're already leading security operations in their country, and for all intents and purposes are conducting all the combat missions inside of afghanistan and doing quite well. >> kirby admitted while the combat mission in afghanistan officially ends at the end of the month in two weeks, he said in reality it's pretty much already ended, and afghan army forces are conducting all of the combat missions. the u.s. will lead a small force. their mission is mostly support, but there will be a small counte counterterrorism unit. >> jamie mcintyre for us at the white house. a teenager and nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzi spoke
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out. >> hundreds of children who lost their lives. we stand with all those families, and all those children who are injured right now, and who are suffering through this big trauma. >> yousafzai is a joint winner for the nobel peace prize for her global campaign. she's already an advocate for education for children when she was shot in the head by taliban rebels. pakistan is receiving messages of solidarity from unexpected groups. india has sent out messages. >> children are the first casualty of violence in war. it is time we all came together and put a stop to this violence. now the prime minister of india asked for two minutes of silence
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across schools in the country, and he wrote this. india stand firmly with pakistan in fight against terror. he told prime minister sharif we are ready to provide all assistance during this hour of grief. india with pakistan. that's the hashtag trending right now. it's taking off on this. cause of children of pakistan are like children of my india. and they do not deserve this. shame on you, taliban. let's hashtag. borders is not going anywhere. we'll get million more occasions to hate and fight but plz oh not today. i'm tired. i support. >> ines, thank you. the russian ruble is in free fall tatumibleing oil prices in western sanctions over the crimea invasion that has certainly taken a toll. to make matters worse, russian
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central bank hiked interest rates to 17%. many people went shopping off loading their rubles in exchange for electronics. we join you now from moscow. >> reporter: like a fox chewing off its snared leg,ing, commented one person online, this is a savage attempt to solve a savage problem. >> the banks will also need their profit. for the final borrowers it will be 22%. at this rate the investment protest stopped for most marketplace except for a few profit industries. and in general if this rate persists it will stop. >> the pain that is likely to inflict it may well be in vain. it brought a few hours of res
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piet for the ruble, and it continued to tumble. >> there is not:that individual russians can do wit about this. watch the ruble fall with the dollars, and in realtime to sound track. it shows the ship hitting a crimea-shaped iceberg before a ruble and barrel of oil sink beneath the waves. >> i'll never let go. >> i dropped a ruble down there. let me down further. i can't see the bottom. despite the black humor this there is no laughing matter. the mortgage that these folks have on their home is in dollars. the kremlin will be watching closely to see that this does not spread. >> they will take my flat.
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it's unbearable how much it will cost now. also i have to pay insurance, which is also in dollars, and the doctor grows so quickly that my daughter and my mom will end up in the streets soon. >> blank and the currency boards have changed again. russians can't see the bottom but they know they're not there yet. al jazeera, moscow. >> patricia sakba joins us now. how did things go so bad so quick in moscow. >> in the ted of the moscow night it just wreaked of desperation. the markets smelt blood and sure enough they went in for the kill. a crisis of confidence fed by this perfect storm raining down russia's economy in the form of sanctions and prices.
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the kremlin was working on funding a budget. now the debt denominated in dollars so as the ruble fall, the deeper those firms fall in the red. one thing that sparked the ruble crisis, companies are demanding that the kremlin bail them out. this all puts tremendous pressure on russia's rainy day fund. at the end of last month russia has $418 billion in international reserve. that's more than $100 billion less than a year earlier due in
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large part to the central bank blowing $80 billion defending the ruble. as the rand corporation points out russia's reserves may be substantial but they're not inexhaustible. >> you can run the math with any number of assumptions. with all of them it doesn't last forever. you spend $80 billion just this year propping up the ruble. if you assume you're going to do that for a series of years, you ahea add in that you're spending to prop up firms. no one can do this indefinitely. >> russia is poised to fall into recession, and if oil stays around $60 a barrel the economy could shrink more than 4.5%. >> yet, patricia, at the moment vladimir putin remains popular? >> essex extremely popular still. that is in part the kremlin has done a very effective job of
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telling the russian people that this is the west punishing russia for pursuing it's individual foreign policy, and what russia regards as it's backyard. this is one of the problems with sanctions. sanctions are great. but the end goal of sanctions, getting the country to change its policy, that does not always happen, and we're still waiting. >> "real money" patricia sakba. thank you. earlier we spoke with an international affairs professor with new york's news school. i asked her if sanctions had succeeded in punishing russia over the annexation of crimea? >> the problem for that argument in the west is that it did not work as fast as the west did not would be, and putin did not get on his knees. which he was not going to. that was a bizarre and wrong application. but it did work. now the question is how to get russia out of this bind because russia is in a bind, and
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somebody needs to get it out. if putin goes war. if putin goes nuclear. >> come on, he's not going to--come on. >> you're asking me various video scenarios. >> yes. >> his foreign minister said in front of a crowd that nuclear is going trussia is going to be nuclear zone. he pushes the nuclear putin in a way that threatens the west saying you of to talk with me. >> at the same moment, they sent a passage of more rebust sanctions. he doesn't have to sign. he doesn't have to go along with it. what is the moment here? is this a "tighten the screws" moment on putin, or give him room to come back to the table and give him room to maneuver?
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>> well, it depends on what he wants. if you want to push putin to his knees. i don't see that happening, but this will push him into a very bellicose rhetoric. but i think this is the time for diplomacy. that's exactly when-- >> this is the moment. >> this is the moment. >> 17% interest rate. >> oil is almost $50. >> a projections that the economy will shrim shrink 4% to 5% next year? >> 4% to 5% next year. there is no one who will give them a loan. he has burned a lot of bridges. >> nine in a said that before anything improves putt-continue his war-like rhetoric against the west. in australia, questions are now being raised but how th the man behind an attack was able to carry it out.
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>> reporter: for 16 hours it was the scene of a siege. on tuesday morning it became the backdrop to an impromptu memorial to the two hostages who died. >> i think it's been a very difficult day. >> reporter: people started to lay flowers early on tuesday morning and kept coming all day. demand was so high that flower shops began to run out. as th floral tributes increase, so do the questions. could this siege have been prevented? man horan monis had been known
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to the police. he had been accepting hat hate--sending hate mail to families of fallen soldiers. australia's prime minister described monis as disturb: although he said that his attack was politically motivated he was careful to suggest that it was islamist terrorism. >> there was nothing consistent about this individual's life except that he was consistently weird. now i don't think anyone would want to emulate that. >> there was a crime scene, but a bigger part was memorial, a carpet of flowers. it's not just about those who died. there is a real sense among people that sydney changes over
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the course of the single. the city's innocence was lost. andrew thomas, al jazeera, sydney. >> the police found the body of shooting suspect bradley william stone. authorities say he appears to have died of self-inflicted knife wounds. he's suspected of shooting seven members of his family, killing six, including his ex-wife, who was involved in a custody battle with stone. jeb bush is officially exploring a bid. how that decision may put the squeeze on gop hopefuls. that's next. and a yearlong investigation into the post recession economy with the gap between the american dream and reality is larger than ever before.
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>> taking the country to the brink of economic ruin. >> this is because of a corrupt deal. >> two dodgy business minute and an israeli one and egyptian one. >> al jazeera exposes those who made an forture betraying an entire nation. >> you don't feel you owe an explanation to the egyptian nation? >> no, no. >> tomorrow on al jazeera america.
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>> a younger brother of george w bush. he is a favorite of the republican establishment, but he'll have many challenges. even though we'll be able to raise more money than anybody else in the field, and that's crucial going to the elections in u.s. history, bush could be vulnerable from attacks from conservatives in the perimeters because of clash over immigration reform and common core guidelines. >> talking about change, we know there are several members over jeb's immediate family who have
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reservations about him getting involved in the race. >> two women who were crucial, barbara bush, the wife of former president george wh bush. she had reservations and her husband said that it would be good for the country if jeb runs. and once barbara bush came around, and jeb bush's wife expressed her strong support despite her concerns of privat cy issues. that became a question whether jeb bush could run the type of campaign he wants to run. he still thinks he can be successful. >> jeb bush makes this announcement. it's not the announcement, but it is an important announcement. what might the impact be on the rest of the potential republican field. >> it ratchets up on other candidates such as chris christie and mitt romney, who a lot of people are asking him to
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consider another run if they want to build a fundraising organization and staff. they will now kne need to act fairly quickly. as for some of the other republican presidential candidates likely candidates, rick santorum, the former senator from pennsylvania who ran for the 2012 nomination and got the third highest number of delegates, he has declared that he will be running again. that news was buried by the controversies over the cia last week and the speculation of jeb bush this week. but santorum puts his own pressure on conservative candidates to make a decision. this is a time when staff and operatives begin to sign on to campaigns, and there is some advantage to declaring your intentions early. >> any news on the democratic side? >> yes, the hillary clinton camp expect that she'll make an announcement. but the clintons are worried
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about the praise heaped on senator warren. she has served as an outspoken opponents of wall street. al franken spoke this afternoon on msnbc. >> i think that i'm ready for hillary. i think that we could--we have not had someone this experienced, this tough, and as she is very, very impressive. >> now franken, who is more closely aligned with senator elizabeth warren pointed out that warren is not running. that's why he supports hillary. that may sound wishy washing, but that is why elizabeth warren is draw something much attention. she spoke on npr.
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>> i'm not running for president. >> you're putting that in the present tense. are you never going to run? >> i'm not running for president. >> you're not putting a never on that. >> i'm not running for president. do you want an exclamation point at the end? >> something to keep in mind about warren. she's using the present tense. also her history. she did not want to run for senator of massachusetts initially in that race. before that race she said she was not running. she was convinced by others to jump in the campaign. the groups behind ready for warren are expecting the same dynamic, and they're not being dissuaded by warren putting it in the presence glens can you imagine how busy it's going to be for you in your world. >> thank you. >> many sectors of the u.s. economy has recovered or are on the road of recovery.
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since 2008. but for many families that turn around has been non-existent. we have had an inmate look at three family's financial struggles. >> reporter: if phil and diane seem to have it all. >> we'll get it done. >> i heard that song before. >> it will get long. >> but the long island new york couple say what they also have are severe money problems that are seriously effecting their marriage. >> our counselor told us that couples will get divorced quicker over finances than if someone strayed and had an affair. >> i'm very worried because you don't know what is going to happen next. >> did you see the other two? >> mm-hmm. >> this bathroom.
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>> despite a combined income of over $100,000 a year, kara and stephanie williams are in serious debt. they want to move from the chicago suburbs to a more affordable area. but like other u.s. homeowners their house is underwater. >> we had to pull the whole retirement fund, the entire thing. >> i cried, i cried, i cried a lot. it's a nightmare. >> jodie is the single mother of a teenage son. >> we're not restocking the store. i'm going to close it on the 24th. >> she's also a struggling small business owner in a bold attempt to stay afloat. she's rebuilding her dream by moving her store to a new location. >> i'm on a mission that i have to keep--keep this business going. >> getting the new store up and running, the details are just
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overwhelming. the stakes are so high that i think honestly i've been afraid to realize how high they are. >> boy, you can find out more about these families and where they are right now. tonight, as you can see, they're struggling. watch tonight, a special edition of "real money" coming up next at 7:00 p.m. eastern, and 4:00 p.m. pacific. coming up a live report from pakistan where more than 100 children were murdered in an attack today. why the school was the target is so important. that's next. plus police departments crie across the country are beginning to use body cameras. we'll look at exactly how they work next.
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>> prime minister is vowing to respond on the attack o on a
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school in the northwestern part of the country. for the children and staff members who were killed, the military said all seven attack percent killed. this is the worst attack in pakistan since 2007. we have the latest. >> reporter: i just come back from the hospital, and it's bitterly cold here, and even in this cold there are people who are lying on the corridors of that hospital. relatives who have spent the day to find out the whereabouts of the children who were at the school. 132 of those children are now dead, and another 10 staff security personnel have also died in this attack. it's been the worst and deadliest attacks that we've seen in this country, and the most vulnerable of targets. >> the pakistani taliban said that the attack is retaliation for government offensive in the
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country's northwestern tribal areas. we have more on this operation. >> reporter: the operation is called strike of the prophet sword. it began in june after the taliban attacked karachi's airport, killing 22 people back then. they have been using ground forces and airstrikes in the north waziristan area. it has killed 1900 fighters. pakistan's army has lost nearly 200 soldiers, but it has destroyed more than 900 hideouts used by those fighters. and the military said that it has cleared the taliban from 90% of that region. it has also forced more than 800,000 people from their homes because that have ongoing operation. so in october pakistan launched a similar operation in nearby area not far away. officials say that since then more than 350 fighters have
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surrendered. but the prime minister insist that the operations in these two regions will continue, and until this threat with the traditional ban is eliminated. >> jonathan, appreciate it. nick schifrin spent many years reporting the ta taliban. >> the schools for the taliban represent western values and the pakistani government. add the fact, as we've discussed on the show, the military. you have the west, u.s. military, and girls' education. the taliban have launched a thousand attacks on schools according to human rights groups, but never ever on the scales we saw today, as we've been discussing this. it may go down as the single worst attack on any school anywhere. it's unprecedented even in pakistan, which is so used to so many attacks. in the past taliban have been
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able to launch high profile attacks. including the ones on hq, police training grounds, karachi airport. but they've reduced that capacity. some people are talking about this attack being a sign of soft desperation, and it's also sending the opposite notion that the taliban can reach anywhere, and no pakistani or their children are safe anywhere. >> let's take a deeper dive into pakistan and education. so look, what are your thoughts, first of all, and then we'll go deeper here on this attack being carried out on a school. what is the significance? >> i think one of the. >> --i think it's one of the deadliest attacks in pakistan because it's targeting innocent children who really want to go to school and get an education. the significance of this attack,
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i believe, is that the taliban chose that school in particular because they knew that there was a lot of children attending that school that are children of army personnel, people who work within the government. they could have targeted any other school, but at that school in the region has the highest attending school children who belong to army families. >> so isn't it clear that they will never respect the country that provides education. in essence there is no real negotiating peace with the taliban? >> you're absolutely right. i agree with you. i don't believe that the pakistani government should negotiate with those terrorists. recently a few months ago, they released prisoners, a good will
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gestures in hope that they would not attack any other infrastructure. as we can see that has completely failed. not only should the army not stop there offense in the waziristan region, but i think the government needs to launch certain initiatives that will kill the taliban ideology. if they kill the ideology they kill the threats. reaching out to those insurgents in the northern regions, of course, they need to reeducate these people. >> . >> educate the people. iin the past if pakistan wanted to be considered serious, it needed to reconsider serious education reforms. what would constitute education reform? >> i think they need to correct the syllabus. right now there isn't a particular oversight that looks to see what is being taught as a
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teacher. i could go over there, take the syllabus and teach according to how i see fit, and interpret it how i see fit in terms of religious education. i think there needs to be an oversight body that says this is the criteria. this is what we need to teach our children and this is the way it should be taught. there should not be a different school in a different region teaching religion in a different way. it's fine that the government wants to launch certain initiatives to get children in school, which they have done in the past, and it's okay that they're providing a lot of children scholarships to get them in school, but who is enforcing these laws? nobody. there is nobody looking to say, hang on a second, we passed such and such law, but who is making sure and insuring that children go to school. that's not happening, i'm afraid. >> what is your analysis of the threat, and we're looking at it on this day in particular imposed by the taliban, and is
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this government in your view strong enough to defeat that threat? >> i believe that the threat exists, it's clear, taliban are targeting those who want education and want to go to school. why? they fear once these individuals become educated they'll no longer be an i believe to control these individuals and brainwash these individuals that their version of islam is the correct islam. what pakistan needs to do, the government needs to counter at grassroots levels. they are so busy with, you know, continuation and infighting at the moment. the government is busy, imrahn khan is so busy saying that the
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elections were such a fraud. they need to stop that and concentrate what is happening in the country right now. children are not safe right now going to school. pakistan is the second world largest country of out-of-school children. >> right. >> this is only going to send the message to children that they are not safe. let's keep them alive and keep them at home. >> malala yousafzai is campaign forgive education. yet, am i to understand that her book has been banned in parts of the school system? this all pakistan private school federation? i don't know what this federation represents, how many schools, and it's been banned because it will have a negative impact on children. that's the rationale. can you explain this kind of thinking to me? >> yes, absolutely. the problem is that there are certain politicians or factions
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within the government that sympathize with the taliban, and they sympathize with a lot of these insurecy groups. they need to stop sympathying with these groups. as you can see today it's not going to work. it's not helping the country. the reason why they've banned this book is because malala in her book talks about certain problems with insurgency groups, girls not being able to go to school for security and culture reasons. nobody wants their dirty laundry aired in public. they counter this by painting malala as a western. they say that it was not the taliban who shot her but the cia. they say no, she's representing girls education. she's an advocate for education.
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the reason when she released the book, they say she's against mohammed, and she didn't use religious appropriateness in her book, etc. it's not at all true. they're trying to stop freedom of speech and mar what she's stands for, which is freedom of speech and education in pakistan. >> a pakistani activist and blogger, thank you for your time. psychologists who helped device the cia's interrogation program has now admitted that he water-boarded detainees. james mitchell told vize news that he included the practice. in his intergas stations. mitchell denied that his company was paid more than $80 million for developing the interrogation programs. sony pictures are struggling tstruggling.
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and the vatican with another shift in tone. praising the u.s. nuns where the church once criticized them.
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the. >> mayor of los angeles unveiled the plan for all police officers to wear a body camera. the cameras have become a national issue after the shooting of michael brown in ferguson, missouri. allen, tell us how these body cameras actually work. >> reporter: well, tony, we spent an interesting day finding out that this is simple and not so simple. after all we're talking about a mobile digital video system operated by a human being. so you combine electronics, which don't always work exactly the way we want them to, and human beings, who sometimes make odd decisions and mistakes under pressure. and it can get complicated.
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we spoke with an officer from a small town, small department, 15 officers, they've been wearing chest cameras for the past eight months. there are specific rules when to turn them off, when it turn them on. they're required to let members of the public know that they're being recorded. all the video is stored in the cloud. officers can't edit it at all. two sergeants have the authority to manage all that video, and it's a huge volume of material. this department and a police departments all over the country trying to figure out how to store it and how to retrieve it. >> misdemeanors, they're kept for a year. gross misdemeanors are kept for two years. felony, we keep them. >> sergeant bates, one of the sgt.s with the authority to manage those systems.
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here is the policy manager, seven pages packed with detailed information. when to turn these cameras on. when to turn them off. when the officer has discretion. a lot of information in here. the chief tells us that this is a living document. they're still working on this and learning how the system works. what works and what doesn't. >> well, so what do you--there is no figuring it out. they're not sure what is working or if it's working for the department at this point, right? >> everyone they have come in contact with are just great. when officers know that they're being recorded they're more core cordial. we'll have more coming up
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tonight. >> thank you. los angeles prosecutors will not file charges against bill cost by after a come claimed that he abused her in 1974. she accused the comedian of molesting her when she was 15 years old. the prosecutor said that the statute of limitations have passed. 15 women have come forward saying they have been drug and assaulted by bill cosby. >> a group calling itself guardians of peace first launched a cyberattack in retaliation for sony's up coming movie spoofing north carolina's leader and featuring a plot to assassinate him. jennifer, what can you tell us about the source and the credibility of the latest threat? >> tony, the source of this latest threat has yet to be
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verified as coming from the same hacking group guardians of peace who are claiming responsibility for the sonny hack that has been going on for the past three weeks. but we do know someone claiming to be the guardians of peace posted online a threat against people who may see the movie that is scheduled to be released on christmas day called "the interview." this movie has been very much hyped. sonny has put a lot of marketing muscle behind the interview, and it's a comedy telling the story of a fictional assassination attempt against the leader of north korea. the threat reads in part," the world will remember in fear. remember the 11th september, 2011. we recommend that you keep yourself distant from the places at that time. al jazeera has reached out to sonny for a comment on this.
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they have yet to get back to us. i did speak with an industry insider today who said that it's very unlikely that sonny would pull the picture "the interfere" entirely from theaters, but sonny may have to be creative with how it does release the film. >> maybe they'll release it on netflix and amazon and live stream all at the same time. i'm not inside sonny, so i don't know what they will do. but they do have options to take control away from people who are threatening our safety, and putting it out so people can enjoy the movie but in a safe way. >> the fbi said that they're aware of the threat and they're working with sonny about the entire hacker attack. and they're working to verify the threat, but as of this time there is no credible intelligence saying there is an active plot against movie theaters in the united states. >> jennifer, thank you.
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dire economic news cannot defeat the currency free fall. >> coming up, three middle class families bear their details as they struggle to make ends meet. these are hard-working families. they all depend on their success. that's ahead on america's middle class rebuilding the dream.
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>> i'm joie chen, i'm the host of america tonight, we're revolutionary because we're going back to doing best of storytelling. we have an ouportunity to really reach out and really talk to voices that we haven't heard before... i think al jazeera america is a watershed moment for american journalism >> so we told you about russia's money trouble. it's currency is plummeting. many expressing their feelings on social media. ines? >> reporter: russians are venting on social media about the ruble with everything from cartoons to picks o pictures of their money. and this one hear saying, i have
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now enough money to go buy a beer. i'm going to go to the exchange. and this one saying i believe in the ruble, and this one overhere, well, the look of despair here on this. the russians are also posting parody videos about their currency. >> that's from of movie "cliff-hanger." she's trying to save sarah, but in this case sarah is the russian ruble. the scene does not end well. the ruble ends up falling. that's the direction that russians see their currency going.
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>> we're starting to hear of spot shortages, food and other stuff, and there you go. thit's really starting to have an impact. thank you. >> a long-awaited vatican report is out following a three-year investigation of nuns here in the united states. there were concerns that many were becoming too secular. one bishop in particular said that the nuns were undergoing radical feminism. john terrett joins us with the reports that have report. >> reporter: six years ago the vatican was not very nice about nuns in the united states. this is a victim for them because it pity the u.s. against the vatican rome. >> tears of joy as the vatican praises it's u.s. nuns at the end of the six-year investigation. >> your message today shows that you do understand our struggle
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in the faith of the church in challenging times. >> reporter: the report noted achievements and challenges faced by americans 50,000 nuns and the dwindling numbers, down 125,000 since the '60s. the report urges them not to displace christ while going about their social work. but it also offered praise for selflessly attending to the physical, moral and social needs of individuals, especially the poor and marginalized. the open talk in roam is that many had become too secular, too
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feminist. teams paid on site visits to communities of nuns. while most cooperated with the vatican probe, some refused to talk about finances and assets believing the vatican had an eye on them. >> we know the reports is based on the study of written responses and countless hours of attentive listening. >> tuesday's report is one of two. the others probe into the leadership conference of religious, which the vatican accuses of breaking away from catholic doctrine. that report is not expected until 2017. >> at a mass on tuesday in rome pope francis said that the report was an arduous experience and later he said give them all my blessings.
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>> john terrett, appreciate it. people today are mourning the 132 children, 132 children, and ten staff members killed in a taliban attack on a school in pakistan. that basic right to an education is what nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai was working towards. she talked about having perseverance in fighting the taliban. we'll see you back here tomorr tomorrow. >> when i was in thought it was a place of duty suddenly placed in a place of terrorism. i was just ten. but more than 400 schools were destroyed. women were flogged. people were killed.
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and our beautiful dreams turned into nightmares. education went from being a right to being--girls were stopped from going to school. i had two choices. one was to remain silent and be killed. or to speak up and then be killed. i decided the second one. i decided to speak up. [applause]
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they tried to stop us, me and my friends on our school bus i in 2012. but none of their bullets could win. we survived. >> one of the world's largest single unit housing developments. >> the iconic american dream, you work hard. load up the kids in the car, and you're on the road to ease street. >> others take their travel in lots. >> today the dream is alive, but it's an uphill struggle. >> it's hard to survive. >> we need to strengthen the middle class for the 21st century. >> i can't figure out why it's not working. >> the democrats

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