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facing the fire. >> i opted for convenience. >> hillary clinton defends her use of a private email account while secretary of state easily avoidable. new video and new information that a collision didn't have to happen lighter than air. a relic from the past that could be the future of national security and why critics are concerned about privacy. dunkans dirty little secret -
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the chemical removed from some donuts. talk at the top of the group that pressured the company to do it. >> good evening, i'm antonio mora this is al jazeera america. we begin with breaking news out of utah. state lawmakers passed a beel allowing the use -- bill allowing the use of firing squad in death penalty cases, used in cases where the state is unable to obtain the drugs for lethal injection. the bill goes to the governor who has not said if he'll sign it. if he does utah will be the only state to allow firing squads. >> for the first time hillary clinton is addressing the controversy over the use of private emails. she insists that no government rules were broken. >> reporter: speaking from the united nations hillary clinton said as secretary of state she relied exclusively on personal email because it was more
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convenient. >> i thought using one device would be simpler and obviously it hasn't worked out that way. >> reporter: clinton has been under fire after confirming she engaged it email practices that contradicted her own directives to state department employees. her message was at times defensive. >> i fully complied with every rule i was governed by. >> she insisted it was related to work when government employees were captured on government services. >> going through the efills there were over 60,000 in total sent and esved - half were work related and went to the state department and half were personal, not in any way related to my work. i had no reason to save them. clinton said she deleted most of those, and others were capped on
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a server controlled at her home and will not be released. >> personal communications from my husband and me are on the server. i believe i have met all of my responsibilities. the server will remain prit. >> republican critics are convinced clinton's efforts to keep family matters private broke government policies and protocols, and there are questions about the clinton foundation, which accepted donations from foreign governments where clinton serve said as secretary of state. >> people that want to support the foundation, know full well what it is we stand for and what we are working on. >> the issue is whether foreign governments were trying to buy access to the clients and influence the next president of the united states. as for the email controversy, the state department said it will release all of clinton's government communications
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online. client seemed pleased. >> i feel once the american public sees the emails they'll have an unprecedented insight into a high government official's daily communications which i think will be quite interesting. >> hillary clinton blasted a letter from senate republicans to the ainian government. she joined a chorus of attempts what called it an attempt to undermine. the highest ranking employee of ferguson missouri resigned. the city council announced john shaw was stepping down as city manager. he was responsible for the cities and courts. he was called out in a scathing report on institutional racism
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in ferguson. two hours are left for members of a fraternity at the university of oklahoma to leave campus. two of the members who have been expelled apologised. one said threatening calls forced his family to go into hiding. erica pitzi has more. >> identified as the leaders of this racist chant with a bus full of fraternity brothers two students from the university of oklahoma are expelled from school. >> university president responded quickly. >> showing zero tolerance when dealing with racism. >> he issued a statement saying there could be more action against other students saying:
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some support the school's decision as a way to send the message that racism is wrong. >> some were singing proudly and confidently. >> it is one of the largest fraternities with 15,000 members. the chapter denied connection with the chant. >> this is not sanctioned endorsed or a national song. >> on monday they shut down the fraternity. they said as long as he is president, the members removed. >> were you embarrassed? >> extremely. >> this 78-year-old has been the house mother for the fraternity for 15 years. >> i'm in shock. >> reporter: did you get an indication that there was anything like this going on? >> no never heard the song.
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>> she is singing a different dune. this student was reported two years ago. as she followed along with a rap song saying the "n" word several times, laughing all the while. students do not find it funny. members walking arm and arm showing solidarity. others echoed the sentiment in song. [ singing ] and we heard from the fraternity's chev upset that the fraternity is being shut down and he is now out of a job. >> outrageous. the chef you saw is 53-year-old howard dixon, and worked at the fraternity for the last 14 years. there are two crowd funding efforts to help him. so far they raised nearly $65,000. the war against i.s.i.l. is
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gaping steam. ploegs ploegs iraqi forces say they may have the upper hand in the city of tikrit recapturing large parts of the city driving the group out of the nearby town. the irane army are feel appearing for a final sult and are -- assault and are considering similar missions if this is successful. a similar offensive takes place around kirkuk footage showing peshmerga fighters launching a ground attack much the operation was supported by coalition air strikes. >> at the boston marathon bombing, scribbles made before dzhokhar tsarnaev has captured
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appearing in the boat, reading the u.s. government is killing incident civilians, i can't stand to see uch evil go unpunished. >> the bodies of 10 killed when two collided. three of the dead were world class. they were taking part in a reality tv show. >> the accident happened at the end of filming. the video capturing the moment the helicopters crashed. there were no survivors. the victim including french singing star camille muffat, who won cold silver and bronze apt the 2012 olympics. >> you don't really take it in. true i won by 400m title. the next day the president visited me. if you don't doe this for that it's another dimension. also on board was the united states woman.
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who in 1990 broke the record for the fastest solo crossing of the atlantic ocean. another was the boxer winning bronze at the 2008 olympics. the remaining victims included crew from the tf1 channel, and two pilots died. the french president francis hollande said the sudden death of nationals was a cause of sadness, tributes pouring in from across france. >> i think we are moved by what happened to the athletes that committed themselves to france. it showed what they wanted about reality tv. they were there to bring something to the wrenching people. it's sad. >> it is tragic and dreadful news. i don't know whether it's mechanical or a problem with the engine. it looks like it was defton ni
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regardless of who was on board. >> the channels expressed great sadness and postponed the show. an inquiry under way. 200km from the capital. the reality showed drops contestants in remote areas, from which they were finding food for water. it's about reserves and they are filmed in remote reasons. where the risks are exacerbated. an investigation is under way and questions will be asked about the nature of the reality show. a video is raising questions about crashes. 55 people were hurt when it smashed into an oversized tractor trailer. the truck was so big it required
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a police escort. according to witnesses it was stuck for eight minutes. the state trooper never notified the railroad. drones are tested in one of the most secure air spaces. the agency would be flying brokens. they are defended against a drone attack. a government employee accidentally crash-landed a drone. pt army is testing one old technology to see if it can defend against missiles. as tom ackerman reports, privacy advocates are concerned about the floating ships. >> after spending three billion the project of thest military launched two vessels called aerostats. it's hovering 3300 meters above an army base. the mission to identify large metal objects over a 500km
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raping in any direction across the heavily populated u.s. together with a second airship providing information, designed to foil a short-range enemy strike. >> the threat is real. our adversaries gaped the ability to launch low altitude over the attacks that can be difficult. >> the army seized air ships tied to mooring stations as superior defense against such attacks. it's persistent it's over the horizon, currently you don't have to worry about terrains and buildings. >> reporter: the army said the airship is not equipped with cameras or be monitoring civilian traffic. privacy advocates have suspicions. >> it fired a lawsuit to obtain details. >> the agency said it's not
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going to integrate it into the system. the documents said it showed plans. we haven't received documents. the border patrol operates five smaller aerostats along sparsely populated stretches of the front ear with mexico. they are camera equipped. the army's air ships must undergo three years of testing and hops to fare better than the 15 earlier programs that were scrapped at a cost of $7 billion getting high with a little help from your local government. >> you get the sweet tender grandmothers that you don't anticipate being in here the first american city to set up a municipal pot
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dispensary. we go to the cannabis corner in washington state. a pen call found in state and sunscreen -- chemical found in state. the company that changed its recipe.
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landslides and flooding displaced more than 100 families in peru. three have died since heavy rains on sunday. 6,000 are homeless since the rainy season started in october on capitol hill the senate is considering a bill to change the way medical marijuana is regulated. the bill introduced would protect people from federal prosecution in the 23 states where medical marijuana is legal. today we join to say enough is enough. our federal government has
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overstepped the boundaries of commonsense. these laws must change. >> the bill would reclassify marijuana from a schedule 1 drug to a schedule 2. that would allow for research and recognise medical usage. the next step in legal marijuana may happen in washington state. the government is selling it. allen schauffler is at the cannabis corn. this is a unique setup there. >> you said it. it's one of a kind the only one in the country, possibly on the continent of north america. it's the only city in the state of washington that applied for a permit to run a store like this. retail recreational marijuana. it is a fascinating experiments in the bizarre brave new world, something that we have been following from the beginning.
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>> when we visited more that a year ago, it was a concept looking for a home in an empty building. the mayor wanted the si to control the product and keep the cash. >> and ensure the public health and safety and some of the revenue generated that stays within the community. >> a lot like it because it gives you a peaceful feeling without putting you on the couch. the sandwich board is out, the cash is coming in. you get the sweet tender grams that you don't anticipate being in here. >> the city created a public development authority, shielding them from prosecution. >> it's a city that owns a pot store, sort of. >> exactly. the liquor control board said they don't line the term city owned. >> reporter: call it munize
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reply operating. don't expect the mayor and the sheriff to agree on a government changing law and selling pot. >> the biggest step that needs to happen is they need to delist marijuana and cannabis. i think i've been clear with the mayor. i'll take any money generated from the tax revenue sources. i don't want to take the marijuana. it provides policing for the city and is worried about sending mixed messages about drugs and taking money for drug prevention programs. >> i would thing the federal government would look at that and say we cannot support jurisdictions. i don't know. i don't think that that is fair. i don't think it's right. there's a question of how the money is pent and on what. the goal is to spr public health
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and safety. there's no formula for what it means. we don't know how much money was generated or what it would pay. >> does it make you nervous. >> the city looks to cash in. many others are opting out. 11 washington countries have a man tore a moratorium on pot-related business. 99 cities said no. north bonaville is saying yes. cannabis could produce 200,000 profit. a third of the general fund budget. >> do you think others will take this as a model. >> absolutely will. >> it's too good an opportunity for someone else not to follow an example. an interesting note in five cases in the state of washington. people have sued the cities and
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in all five cases the court upheld the rights of jurisdictions to say no, we don't want marijuana in our down. bona veil going a different direction. >> a lot changing. dunking donuts yeahed to remove a chemical. used to make powdered sugar. a u.c.l.a. study found it may cause changes in mice. duncan donuts did not remove on its own, but was pressured to do so. the president of a group that applied the pressure used what is called activism. good to have you with us. it is a commonly used in the world. it's in all sorts of foods.
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it was sun screen. how convinced are you that it's a minute amount. >> the issue is that the oxide, we did a test and found it had nanomaterials. nanomaterials are a small particle. you can fit particles in the width of a human hair. the question is what happens, and because they are so small they can move out into vital organs. they can pass through the placenta. and nobody knows what happened when the minute particles run into the body. that's the concern. >> from somewhere i read it seems the main danger is that it could be a carsino gin.
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duncan duncan donuts put out a statement saying: seems like dunkin' donuts disagrees whether it's a nanomaterial or not. >> first, i think it's important to know the nano materials are not regulated by the f.d.a. when a company puts them in food, there's no regulation to guide them. there is still - we would disagree with their statement about whether these are nanomaterials or not. the testing that we did, there is a range of materials in titanium dioxide. the question is not how one or another defines the materials, what are the impacts. what do we know about the harm that it could cause if they put
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into the food. >> that raises the question. do you need to address all the ways we are consuming it. >> we are getting it in medicines, in toothpaste. is the government doing enough. >> i think many believe that the government is not doing enough. certainly f.d.a. is not doing enough to protect people in terms of putting the nanomaterial substances into the body. do you need a brighter donut if the risk of brain damage, organ damage if there's the risk of this time of harm do we need a wider and brighter donut. >> no, we don't. there are substitutes. >> quick final question - i want to talk about shareholder act vix, do you choose the issues
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and take them to shareholders or do they come to you? >> both of those occur. we were looking at the discussion about the safety of titanium dioxide. when it's used in food. that raises the alarm. it went to the colleague and some agreed that there was extreme concerns and we were able to file a resolution we filed one last year. and again this year. we were able to withgrau that when duncan doughnuts moved away. >> good to have you with us. >> next, the song that is so catchy the haters hum it in the hallway. was the smash hit song of 2013 an original or a rip off. the verdict in the case of
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blurred lines.
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it's one of biggest selling singles of all time. a jury in los angeles found that pharrrkell williams and robin thicke ripped off a marvin gay song and they have to pay millions. john is there. social media lit up this
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afternoon with people posting the video that you'll see, and the verdict, and making comments about it. that is decisions in favour of the plaintiff, the complainer. it is rare. >> reporter: blurred lines was a smash hit for pharrrkell williams and robin thicke. now it's a bust. the pair ordered to pay over $7 million to the family of marvin gay because a jury said blurred lines is a rip off of this... [ ♪♪ ] . >> gay's classic. after the verdict the gay family felt the correct outcome was riched. >> right now i feel pretty free from pharrrkell williams and
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robert thick's "changes", this was the movie. >> during the trial robin thicke played the keyboard and pointed the finger at pharrell. proving copyright is not infringement. it takes more than shared musical notes. the jury must be satisfied that pharrell and thicke had access to the work. it's clear from the faces of the gay family they are happy they took this to court. for once pharrrkell williams probably isn't. >> i'm disappointed, and i am sure my clients are disappointed by the verdict. we know in our hearts that blurred lines is an independent creation from the heart and soul of pharrrkell williams and to one else. >> it doesn't end there. the family of marvin gay is acting for an injunction to stop the sung and pharrell and robin
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are considering an appeal. >> a lot of money is involved. >> i'm antonio mora, thank you for joining us. "inside story" is next. have a great night. hi, i'm lisa fletcher. female genital mutilation and cutting is illegal in the united states. safe. a travelling tradition is in place in africa and the middle east it's impacted half a million in the u.s. and more than 130 million women worldwide, it's a difficult topic, but an immigrant from gambia who endured it travels