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of the suit to get that first person out of it. that buddy system is essential doctors say, in creating the @ajconsiderthis and tweet me kind of ritualized process that's going to keep me from being infected. this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler on edge a day of sorrow and fear in france. [ siren ] 90,000 officers search for two suspected killers. nigerian nightmare. >> we are boko haram. >> dozens slaughtered. boko haram picks up ground. can their rein of violence be stopped nondisclosure - qantas slapped with a record fine for failing to report hundreds of injuries -- honda slapped with a
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fine for failing to support hundreds of injuries. a day of mourning around the world. it's friday morning in france two days after an attack on a satirical newspaper. right now, 100,000 law enforce. officers are searching for two suspects. the teams are going door to door in an area north of paris where the accused killers, breathers cherif kouachi and said kouachi may be hiding. 12 lives were claimed in the shooting yesterday. there's fear that the pair could strike again. back in paris, a powerful show of unity. people lining the streets in candle light vigils in washington pam president obama expressing condolences. more from barnaby phillips. . >> reporter: the hunt for the killers has taken on intensity in the north-east of paris.
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in some villages in picardy police carried out house to house searches all this after a sighting in a garage at villa couture. place say cherif kouachi and said kouachi are armed and dangerous. cherif kouachi has a conviction for helping to send fighters to iraq. meanwhile france is grieving and not just for the dead. the french are in grief because they know their country will struggle to recover from the moves. they fear what will come next. this is place de la republique in the center of paris. the silence was observed across the country, a long point yet pause. each as the country mourned there was another attack on the streets of paris.
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south of the center two police officers shot. shortly afterwards they heard the news - one of those shot a policewoman died of her wound and yet again the killer got away. the president says this is a time for national unity. >> translation: france has been struck districtly in its heart, the capital in a place where the spirit of liberty and resistance breathes deeply. the spontaneous gathering shows that our great france nose how to come together and defend the ideals of the republic and peace, of those that think they can attack it by killing journalists and police. >> reporter: despite the president's words, many on the streets feel numb. >> i feel empty. like something so unbelievable - they were like my family.
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like me they like so much laughing and against some of the silliness in the world. >> reporter: whatever the consequences of these event will be there's something of a political truce in france. for the authorities, the priority is to catch killers on the loose. that search is carrying on in the dark. we have seen police convoys moving through the streets of small towns. there has been no breakthrough yet there is in new information out tonight about the suspects still on the run. paul beban is here with that. >> right, homeland security officials confirm two of the suspects were on the u.s. no-fly list and as the manhunt continues a fuller picture of the men is beginning to come together in part to a
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10-year-old french documentary. >> reporter: walking the streets of paris, chatting with friend rapping and dancing. a 2005 french television documentary gives a glimpse in the world of cherif kouachi. the young are of two offices suspected of the sault on "charlie hebdo". the film says at the time cherif kouachi was more interested in girls and good times, but fell under the nupes of whether or not the film describes as a radical paris imam and dreams of becoming a martyr. reports say by the time the film aired in 2005, cherif kouachi was in prison stopped trying to leave france for syria. the first leg of a journey to join the fight against u.s. forces in iraq. the only training he had, says the film was jogging in a park
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and reading manuals. his attorney at the time said his client was glad he's been caught. his attorney was not sold on the cause. >> i met him as he was leaving custody, and the first words he said to me were that he was released to have been arrested because he was petrified with the fear of going to syria. >> cherif kouachi was sentenced to three years in 2008. since he spent the three years leading up to the trial behind bars he was released. his older brother saudi arabia reportedly travelled to yemen in 2011, to train with al qaeda, spending a few months working on small arms conflict. the brothers are french nationals, the nationally of the third sct in the shooting. 18-year-old hamyd mourad is unclear. tes reportedly believed to be in
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high school cooperating after returning himself in. after his release, cherif kouachi appears to have dropped off the radar until reservicing, clad in black, carrying a machine-gun as he and his accomplices carry out their deadly missions. >> one other note is there are reports that a hashtag proclaiming his innocence said to have been started by high school classmates is trending on twitter and france and he turned himself in after hearing that he was sought as a suspect. >> thank you. >> colonel cedric lace this is a retired officer, and is in washington d.c. welcome. based on the information we have so far, do you think the guys were connected to a group? >> well i think it is highly probable that they were connected in the sense that they had the ideology of certain groups. probably al qaeda and the
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arabian peninsula, some of the groups active in syria, and it seems to me that they are well connected idea logically. they may have acted independently. that is one that is fleeting one that they use all the some time and standard in a terrorist attack of this type. >> it's hard to draw a lot of conclusions from the video we have. we talked about it last night. if the suspects left an i.d. card in the car, and there was some suggestion they didn't look like they were that well trained - what do you think? >> well i think the - i see it as a mix. they were well trained in the assistance that they were able to exercise some degree of firediscipline. they now how to fireak-47s, and were cold-blooded in the killing
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of the police men and the journalists at "charlie hebdo". but they were amateurs in the way in which they escaped. they were successful they'd been successful so far. leaving the traces behind unless they are false traces that clearly indicates that something got to them this they were in essence, forced into a panic state, where something interrupted what they were doing. they made the classic mistake of leaving an identity card behind and other evidence that we don't know about. >> maybe you can enlighten us on this issue. they are talking about 100,000 officers in france and part of this search. how does that work. >> law enforcement and military forces, when they search for someone, where several people as the case is as the case is right now, what they will do is
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try to in essence, fill up an area try to force out the suspects. so if the suspects are hiding in the woodslike they are supposed to be hiding in a paris right now, if that's the case the idea is to force them out from all sides. so if the - let's say the forest is rectangular in shape, what you do is surround it you go in and try to squeeze it into the center or an area that makes the most sense from a tactical stand point. what they are trying to do is flush them out, making sure that they get them. if they do try to escape that escape route is blocked by the other forces that are there. >> this happened in france is it more likely to happen in france han the united states? >> that's an interesting question. france has significant social issues when it comes to the
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asimulation of the muslim population. depending on the estimate. you talk about 10 to 20% of the population of france tied to the religion or ethnically related to non-traditional french ethnicities. if that's the case and they are not as assimilated as the mainstream french population there'll be an issue with how they are perceived outside of their community, but within their community. if there's a lack of opportunity within that society, that is the perfect breeding ground for extremism, whether it's from al qaeda or i.s.i.s. or any other group. certainly it looks as if these two brothers were affected by the environment. they seem to have not fitted into french society, and were willing to travel to yemen and
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syria and bear the hallmarks of people looking for something greater than themselves and finding it in this case i believe in the wrong places. >> colonel lleyton, thank you for sharing four invite. >> thank you. >> we'll have more on the story later. now to nigeria. fighters from boko haram burnt a fishing village to the ground. more than 100 were killed in baga in the north-east of that country, thousands more are trying to escape the violence. >> reporter: scared and exhausted. a wave of displaced persons in nigeria's middle east. these are lucky to come this far. many of their relations and neighbours didn't. even here they do not feel safe from boko haram. the group launched a wave of attacks on the fishing community of baga the second in less than a week.
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it's feared that scores of people are dead. survivors say the town has been burnt down. nigeria's general election is next month and the president is promising action against boko haram. but jonathan goodluck has come under criticism for failing to defeat the coup. >> it's clear the security forces are struggling to deal with the insurgencies. they have lost territories to boko haram. within the military there has been serious issues. dozens have been sentenced for muteiny or failing to fight boko haram. experts question whether they can hold it. what they are doing is spreading. they have big issues with lodgistics. getting equipment and food and
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so on that they need to be effective in the field of operation. >> reporter: the military makes up progress pushing back boko haram's advance in the north-east towards the end of last year. events show the group is able to inflict a great deal of harm. in the united states the state of ohio says it's ending the method of lethal injection used in a botched execution last year. ohio was the first state to use the 2-drug combination last general when dennis maguire gasped and seized for 20 minutes before dying, here is ashar quraishi with more. >> reporter: last january the death row inmate we were talking about, dennis maguire med asso lan and another drug because they had run out of their original drug. the february 11th execution of
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ronald phillips has been delayed. he was sentenced for the 1992 rape and murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. this is something they have been talking about since the botched execution in maguire's case and a result of changes in the last few years. four years ago the soul manufacturer of commonly used drug based here in illinois decided to stop making the drug and european companies decided not to sell the drug for correction facilities for use in lethal injection cases. since that happened states failed to find alternatives. 35 states use lethal injections as a primary method of execution. ohio says it will delay the execution as they look to go back to sodium dio penn thol. it's unclear where they may get the drug.
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they could turn to compounding pharmacies. there's a new video of what happened after 12-year-old tamir rice was shot by a cleveland police officer. after the shooting a young woman is seen running towards the boy. it's his 14-year-old sister. an officer pushes her to the ground places her in handcuffs and puts her in the back of a control car. lawyers from the rice family called the actions cruel. police say tamir rice was shot because the pellet bun he shot was mistaken for a real gun a $70 million fine for honda for failing to report claims related to accidents, injuries and deaths. the company under-reported about 1700 claims over the last decade. honda blamed computer programming errors for the failures. matthew is the transportation editor at "business insider" and
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is in the studio. how significant is the fine? >> it's pretty significant. the most that the government can assess a fine for against a car-maker was $35 million. with honda, they hit them with not one, but two fines. last year they hit g.m. with a fine. they looked at what honda had done. and said $35 million, we'll do it twice. >> what is the difference. >> what happened sensely was the 1700 violations that you spoke about. that was one piece of it. 135. then they had warranty issues adding 5 million to the puzzle. so a symbol was sent to the auto industry. they are saying we'll fine and fine and fine some more until you guys get your act together. a lot of this stuff goes to safety. the auto industry has engineered
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a narrative where they said "our cars are safer" and they are, but there's no way that the public will tolerate an idea that they don't have safe vehicles. >> what impact does it have on the honda brand? >> it's stuff. honda are reeling with the exploding bag. there were a couple of issues involved with the fine eight altogether. they are dealing with that. honda has been struggling as a brand in the u.s. market. they have lost market share over the last few years, had a tough time in the tsunami disaster. the auto industry dealt with it a couple of years ago. the wonderful story of coming here in 1959, the first japanese brand that established itself has been changing coming under competitive pressures, they are
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being made an example of to the rest of the industry. let's talk for g.m. the c.e.o. of g.m. has been produced for handling the crisis at that country. has g.m. done a good job? >> g.m. probably has done a good a job as it can. it has a lot of experience. i like to thick of it as the death star a star wars metaphor. they can take these hits. handle the punishment. honda is more the plucky car company that came to america, established itself. people love honda. i mean many people never owned another vehicle. they bought hondas 30 years ago and have not stopped. a lot of people might be g.m. customers were wooed away from g.m. by companies like honda. >> the government would like to raise the amount of climbs. 35 million is what we are capped up.
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they were hit with two of those. they'd like to take it to 300 million to put some teeth in it. >> where does it go? does the government take it and... >> they use it to fund the department of transportation. it's symbolic. usually they say if you do something wrong, it will impact the bottom line. it won't necessarily hit honda that hard. >> but the reputation is damaged. >> yes the brand is damaged. they haven't had a good run right now coming up a new potential life-saving antibiotic discovered in dirt. and bitter cold temperatures even in the south.
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brutally cold weather is gripping the country. chicago and boston schools were closed. temperatures are creating dangerous conditions adam may has more. >> it's very cold out here man. >> i have wool socks on that is nice. that's basically how i prepare. >> reporter: and avoid going outside if you can, it is so cold the national weather service warned that frost bite hypothermia are real risks across the country. textures plummeted to single digits. mix in whipping wind it feels worse with parts of new york at 45 below. >> here in vermont where you expect cold weather in january people were shocked. it's one of the coldest days in 10 years, 20 below zero. in maine, some parts saw 30 below. when you add in the windchill, it was downright bone chilling.
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imagine this - 60 to 70 below zero. the weather lead to a move in new england - some school districts shutting down out of concern that exposed skip could freed on contact in a matter of minutes. >> you get the pins and needles and numbness then pain which is the nerve ennings getting injured. into . >> we are getting na in chicago. windchill feels like 9. and to the north-east it feels below zero. >> reporter: in houston, they are not accustomed to the cold. faucet protectors are flying off the shelves of this store as people try to protect their homes. this protects the faucet. this is the way to put it on and close it.
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then you are done. no one wants to get out in the cold weather. >> omar is facing temperatures with a little bit of optimism. >> i hope the warm weather comes soon. late march. i'm ready. waiting for you. >> he could relocate to somewhere warm which right now means alaska where the temperature tops out at 26 degrees. meteorologist rebecca stevenson has been following the deep freeze for us. record breaking, right? >> it has been temperatures getting 15-20 degrees below the average. folks used to the cold weather are still feeling the chill, because it's so far below the normal. as we go from temperature it feels like it's 33 degrees below zero.
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incidently it's the temperature minus 20 is what we have to get to allow temperatures to freeze in less than half an hour. looking through december through february, where it's minus 20 or lower, 9% of the time you can see that. we don't usually get the wind chills that much towards omaha, and as you get to minus 30 or lower, that likelihood is smaller. we are seeing these wind chills pop up tonight in blizzard warnings continuing there. is this a pattern we'll see for the next month - you were talking about through february. >> that was a percentage of time... >> in the past. >> over the last 30 years that we had the wind chills getting that low. it's a small amount of time. this cold air pattern is 'emming out as -- is edging out as we get towards sunday. the air mass is warming up a degree or two. it will feel a little less
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painful than what this does now. >> it didn't bring a tonne of snow where it did it? >> it didn't because the arctic air is dry. a lot of snow we got was light, tiny crystals stinging when it hits you in the face causing problems with driving in the midwest. >> thank you very much. next - it's been one year since the chemical spill in west virginia residents can drink the water. not everything is back to normal plus cartoonists around the world expressing concern about freedom of speech following the attack in paris. we look at the former edstore of the satire newspaper "the onion."
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this is al jazeera america, and i'm john seigenthaler. coming up, a door to door search in paris, looking for the two suspects in yesterday's attack.
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the keystone pipeline moves ahead despite the threat of veto. and a discovery of an antibiotic grown in dirt. it's morning in france. search teams have been working trying to find cherif kouachi and said kouachi. they are believed to be responsible for killing 12 at the satirical paris newspaper. they are believed to be hiding out north-east of paris. dana lewis reports. >> there's a massive airhunt underway in a large forest north-east of paris. to give you background as to how this is unfolding - earlier in the stay two gunmen matching the description of wanted men wanted for the bloody attack killing 12 people on the newspaper here in the center of paris were
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identified as holding up a gas station. their weapons were seen kalashnikov rifles and grenades. the search was moved to the north of paris. they blocked the town off and were going from door to door searching every house, and in the end it did not bear fruit. they have focused the search in a forest to the north-east of the city 45 miles. to give you an idea of how difficult it is they are talking about an area larger than the size of paris. more than 50 square miles. there are said to be caves in that forest. they are going over there with helicopters, using night vision equipment trying to locate the two men, and very worried, all the way back to the prime
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minister's office and the president's office in paris, that the security forces are enable to get they say guys before they carry out another attack. >> the cartoonist and editor killed at "charlie hebdo" were known as being fooerless and irreverent. some cartoonists say it could make publications less willing to speak out. joe is a former editor of satirical newspaper "the onion" and is in our studio. did you have that discussion are we going to forward, when you worked at "the onion." . >> sure it would come up just about every week. the way that we would try to gauge if was what is the target of our joke the comment that we are making. are we doing a joke at the expense of the victim or the
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dispossessed. >> and that would be too far? >> it would be in poor taste. i don't know if there's anything too far. to me it's what's the point. you have a power, an ability, an audience. what are you trying to say to make the world better. >> you wrote an op-ed and said "you cannot kill an idea by murdering innocent people. you can nudge it towards suicide. talk about what you meant. >> well the biggest threat to freedom of speech comes within the society. how do we react - with fear anger, lashing out against a group of peel we see as having done this. does that lead to policing our own thoughts or the thoughts or expression of others when it happiness. we believe there's a danger a
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physical danger to thinking a certain way, we filed to have a free society. >> there is a discussion going on today about whether or not what "charlie hebdo" engaged in was racist was hurtful. what do you say to that? >> it may have been. i think flipping through some of those images you look at them and see the surface level, villainous depiction of a large-nosed arab. >> racist. >> i don't know. i don't know because so much of satire is about context. i know people i respect, and whose opinions i weigh more heavily than my own. who come from a muslim bagged and said these things are racist. my opinion of the cartoons today
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to years ago is world's apart. >> what changed. >> i don't care because they killed people. the two or three men who claimed to have done this on behalf of a religion are cowardly and ultimately are murderers. they did it for themselves. >> is it that culturally some people dent understand satire do you think? >> those guys do not understand satire. there are people within our own society in america that are more used to it. >> winanyone who is a victim of a satirist nose that it's no fun. the discussion is is this all about free speech, in many ways in your opinion? >> it has to be.
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i'm a perp i believe as strongly in the freedom of religion and speech. it's a key component. i find people who approach those of faith with the sort of ironic or holier than thou point of view to be nauseating. your freedom stops at the point where you put other people's lives in danger. >> let me show you part of an interview i did, and here is what was said about crossing the line between free speech and what he called racist material. >> they may be racist. they are definitely provocative. there's a responsibility that i believe societies have but that doesn't justify someone going into a newsroom and killing individuals because they don't like the type of - even if it's raise of the or discriminatory - we live in a society of law and order. >> how do you respond?
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>> he is right. you can defend the rights of cartoonists to print the cartoons without defending the contents of the cartoons. that's at the heart of free speech. you don't have to like all of it. >> clearly satire played a big role in society, with a rise of newspapers like "the onion" or jon stewart or steven colbert. did satire change yesterday? did how we view satire change yesterday, do you think? >> i think if anything it became more powerful. you know one of the things that i wrote in my column was that it's a sad irony that the satire apparently worked. it cuts deeply at the heart of someone's belief system that they responded this way. the people at "charlie hebdo" whether or not you find the
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cartoons culturally sensitive, in poor taste. they knew it would provoke this response. not to this degree i would hope not. that's the entire point of it. >> good to see you, thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts. >> thank you for having me. >> the republican led congress is pushing ahead with the keystone pipeline despite president obama's threat to veto it. >> the bill to prove the keystone xl cleared a key hurdle - approved by the senate energy and natural resources committee. that sets up a floor debate next week in the senate. there'll be a series of votes, prol a vote on monday to cut off debate and a final vote in the senate tuesday next week. the house talks up its version of the bill tomorrow and it is expected to pass both houses and then make its way to the white house where president obama
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promised to veto the legislation. the white house said it was a case where the process will play out. there was a well-established process for determining infrastructure project such as keystone xl that are to the benefit of the country. the state department has to sign off and there's a court case in nebraska over the route of the pipeline and whether it could depose a problem for the environment. the white house says it's prudent the wait. house republicans want to fast-track the bill. the question is will they override or circumvent the president's veto. a possibility, if they are not able to muster the two-thirds majority would be to attach the legislation as an amendment to something that would be harder for the president to veto and get it through that way. it hooks like they don't have the republicans in the senate the 67 votes they'd need to
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override the president's veto so the future of the president's pipeline looks as uncertain as it ever has. >> jamie mcin fire in washington. the pipeline would move tar sands oil center canada to texas. it runs through tribal nations and they called it an act of war. the tiny town sits in its path. michael oku reports. >> reporter: steel city nebraska, the sign says 84 residents. the actual number is closer to 50. the elementary school is closed. only three kids live in town. the baptist church closed. this used to be a grocery store. a bank was here. >> a building there is the old town hall. that beer garden. there was a hospital.
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i was born in the hospital. >> reporter: that was 70 years ago. bill is the mayor and runs the post of. >> there was a barber shop a little cafe. there was two motels and people moving out. >> reporter: trains rolled through every 15 minutes or so but they don't stop any more. steel city near the nebraska-cannes assist state line was founded in 1873, after decades of decline, the village is now back on the map. transcanada's proposed keystone xl pipeline would pump 830,000 gallons a day here to a facility outside of town. >> i hope they pass it yes, and everyone here does. >> the original pipeline moves crude from canada to steele city
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east to illinois and south to oklahoma and texas. the propose add diameter would replace the original pipeline with a more direct route. residents expect that would mean a handful of permanent jobs. drive through this tiny village, and you will not see anything for or against the keystone xl pipeline. the major things the fear of environmental damage is overblown. >> the pipeline is a big deal now, why not in the '50s when they put the pipeline though here. >> the landscape is dotted with markers for underground pipes. >> on my planners there's four lines, gas, crude oil, and i never heard problems. >> this man sold some of his farm land to transcanada and met us next to his property. >> the oil that comes by rail
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gives me a concern. i consider the pipeline safer than the rail roads. >> steele city resident and retired iron worker says the pipeline will create jobs nationally and steele city especially during construction. >> had will help. the economy as far as the long run goes will create a few jobs left over from the pipeline coming through. >> in the meantime people are coming through saying 40,000 jobs. that's a lot of people. that's a lot of families. that's a lot of kids fed. and a lot of people not on welfare and sucking off the government. >> don't look for an economic turnaround in steele city say the old timers who watched the town's decline. >> i lived here all my life. things go down. people move away and die. that's what's. >> reporter: even so ban ark --
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banahan is relishing the spotlight. >> i can't believe it's on the news. we are enjoying that part of it real good tomorrow marks one year since a chemical spill in west virginia leaked thousands of gallons of chemicals into the elk river, leaving 300,000 without safe drinking water for days. jonathan martin reports on how residents are doing today. [ ♪♪ ] >> reporter: in bluegrass kitchen the crowd has come back and the table conversation no longer is focused on what is in the water. a massive spill tainted the water for hundreds of thousands of residents a year ago, forcing restaurants to close. courtney kealy is cautious today. >> we are producing our own water with the reverse osmosis
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system. a dehumidifying system. she says trust between residents, state officials and the water company is not rebuilt. >> i don't think anyone feels they are getting the whole story. >> during the crisis dollar questions the governor could not answer. >> it was not clear how long the tanks had been leaking the chemical or how much got into the water supply. there was mixed messages as to when the water was okay to drink. after a series of flushes, the state give the all clear, but two days later c.d.c. issued a warning to resident not to drink the water. >> there were so many conflicted messages. it made me angry. >> after five months on bottled water, she and her family wept back to using the tap water.
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>> earlierly, i think the water was how it was before the still. now they are forced to be transparent. >> freedom industry's tanks have been dismantled. some worry about the chemicals long-term effects. hoping to prevent a water crisis west virginia american water spent millions upgrading its treatment system and the state legislature passed a law requiring all large storage tanks to be registered and inspected. >> we know how big they are, how much material they are holding. >> we make up to 20 gallons a day. >> keeley doubt think she'll recoup the $40,000 she lost being shut down. the company causing the spill has been bankrupt. >> the lawsuits are there to hold corporations and people that make bad decisions culpable
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for the first time in nearly 30 years scientists developed a new antibiotic. it could be a game changer if it works. for more we turn to jacob ward in san francisco. >> what is exciting about this is the tradition alt kind of antibiotic that we are used to are based on one per cent of the naturally occurring bacteria that we are able to develop in the lab. what is exciting is the new development uses the i-chip remaces the petry dish with a new container. it allows you to grow hundreds of colonies of bacteria on one device, which you sink into mud.
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that has given rise to a new bacteria - sorry, a new antibiotic that scientists were excited about, because you have never been able to create it in a plan. >> the fear of antibiotic resistance to superbug has grown. could this be a new form of antibiotic and solve the problem. >> absolutely what makes it exciting is a new anti-biotic. it's called taksobactin, attacking two different places on an individual cell. that means when you look at random mutations creating resistance that has to affect those two places in the cell simultaneously. the odds are low. you talk about 23 deaths in the united states. 700,000 deaths worldwide, and this changes the game completely and could open up a new pathway,
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a new kind of antibiotic research thank you coming up next - a warning about a tainted batch of heroin plus... >> it's a safe place for me to be. i know there's not going to be temptations or anything here on the road to recovery a former heroin addict talks about her daily struggles.
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>> you know how they say that everybody has a purpose in life? well, at one time, i felt that selling cocaine was my purpose. >> we was starvin', just lookin' for a way to succeed. >> the first time i seen rock cocaine was 1980. >> the murder rate was sky-high. >> south of the 10 freeway, was jint you can sell it where you want and when they start killing each other, nobody cares. >> i was going through like a million dollars worth of drugs just about every day. >> that's like gold! >> we can make a fortune! >> he was maybe the biggest guy in l.a. >> freeway rick was getting his dope from a very big operator.
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i think we're into something that's bigger than us. something we really can't deal with. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> she could prove what she was saying. >> [rapping] crack in the system. >> [rapping] this is los angeles. >> i'm joie chen i'm the host of america tonight, we're revolutionary becausetemptations or anything here jint jint 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 officials on the east coast are warning about lethal drugs sold as heroin. they have killed six people in new jersey pennsylvania and new york. officials say the substances appear to be a mix of potent and dangerous drug combinations.
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for thousands of addicts heroin is a drug of choice. breaking the addiction could be difficult. a year ago we introduced you to a woman trying to do that. jim huli shows us how it's going. >> reporter: courty's addiction costar friends, job, loved ones. her dad paid a heavy price. can you show us what you may be about to lose? >> everything you see here. >> we first met courtenay last year when her father dan, was forced to sell hits 40 acre farm to pay courtney's legal expenses. she was in withdrawal struggling to end years of abuse. >> i was smoking it. i had a person introducing me to shooting it. saying if you do to this way, it lasts longer. >> after hearing of the death of actor philip seymour-hoffmann
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she decided to go cold turkey. >> it was ugly messy. i was delusional for a little while. i would shake. it was awful. it was like having the flu times 10 and then some. it was ugly. but it had to be done. >> today courtenay is working hard to build a new life. >> this is where i work. this is it. you are seeing it. the 26-year-old manages a chiropractor's office in boulder, looking at everything from patient's files to office finances. >> i enjoy it makes me feel productive and i feel i have a lot of control. it's building a lot of confidence. dan and courtney represent a modest home. >> i learnt over the course of time that sacrifices have to be made and things are things and money is money.
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those are things you can get back. dan says courtney's addiction left him feeling helpless as a father putting him in a dark place. he misses his farm but the new home has been a big plus in his recovering. >> it's a safe place for me to be. it's a good place to get a foothold to go off and do my own thing. trust has been an issue in courtenay's world. she has not worked out the courage to tell her bass about her past but embraces responsibilities in her job. >> i handle the money in the draw. there's opportunities to be dishonest. i really enjoy the trust and don't want to break it. it's a great resume building. >> a short time ago, would you have believed you would be here new? >> no no. less than a year ago or
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anything six months ago, i don't think i thought i would be in this position now. >> my trust in courtney has been restored by watching her hard working being hope paying attention to what is going on in her world. >> reporter: for courtney recovery is ongoing. she wants to be a social worker to help others battle their addictions. she has had a lot of help. jim huli explores the network that helped her to stay clean actor rod taylor died today. he was a familiar face on the big screen. australian born he starred in dozens of films, including "the time machine" and "the birds" he was 84. [ ♪ music ♪ ] also we learned andre krouch died of a heart attack.
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a 7-time grammy winner was heralded as the father of modern day jazz music. he tack church music mainstream and he performed with madonna and michael jackson next - a national day of mourning in france. we'll have the pictures.
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[[vo]] rock star astronaut chris hadfield. >>everything i've done has been fun stuff. [[vo]] mind-blowing discoveries & >>it's on the edge of impossible.
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[[vo]] terrifying near-death experiences & >>if it had been higher, it'd hit us. [[vo]] and an exciting future that's closer than you think. >>go from being an air traveller to being a space traveller. >>you see it as the future. >>i see it as inevitable. [[vo]] every monday, join us for exclusive, revealing and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time. a day of sorrow after an attack on a satirical newspaper in paris. people around the world mourning the loss of those kills. we want to bring you those vigils through pictures and words. here are some of the vigils. take a look. >> it was a horrendous unjustifiable and cold-blooded crime. it was direct assault on the cornerstone of democracy on the freedom of expression.
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[ chanting ] >>all: we are charlie. we are not afraid. we are not afraid. >> translation: the liberty that we have all observed was something essential. a unity in a republic that defends its values which means being upright, aseeding to fear, amalgamation and terror. >> and we stand united with the french people against terrorism, and against this threat to our values, free speech the rule of law, democracy and it's essential that we defend the fall use today and every day. [ singing ] [ chants ] . all: "jes suis charlie"
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on america tonight, will france's lead to a final face off, the frantic search for the charlie hebdo killers and>> all: "jes suis charlie" uis charlie" why there's fear they might strike again. a face on it's highest alert at it's moment of deepest sorrow. also tonight, snuffed out, are indepth look at legalized bead find plenty that pot works on their medical issues but science can't deliver the data on how it does. heroin, cocaine, lsd, ecstasies,