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was that, this was a prescribing problem >> fault lines al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... emmy award winning investigative series... >> this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. iran talks the u.s. with tough issues that still need to be worked out. the two state issue. mixed messages on a palestinian state. and racial tensions at the university of virginia over the bloody arrest of uv students.
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>> so the clock is winding down for a deal on iran's nuclear program. the delegates from five world powers have a little less than two weeks to agree on a framework. today in switzerland reports of a draft agreement. but the state department said that's premature. >> reporter: tony, really intense negotiations continue at the hotel behind me. breakfast meetings going on to lunch meetings and dinner meetings, going on late into the night as they try for a deal with seven delegations behind me. of course the lead taken by secretary of state john kerry taking out a week of his schedule so many things going on internationally to lead the negotiations. he says it's a tough process but he's making progress, and the iranians saying that they're making progress, prepared to stay here over the
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weekend, which is the iranian new year. the problem seems to be from the international community's camp. and within that, there seem to be divisions. from the european side, specifically from the french side. you remember back in november of 2013, when they got the interim deal the deal that they have been rolling over, and the french had problems with that, but now the french have problems about future search and development, we believe, about iran's nuclear program, and the timeline of this deal. our understanding is that the u.s. would like a ten-year deal with scrutiny. and the french say that's not long enough, they say 15, maybe 25 years. >> republican leaders in washington have been outspoken in their opposition to a possible deal with iran. they worry an agreement would not actually stop tehran from building a nuclear weapon.
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today, they told the house foreign affairs community committee that it would keep them in check. >> the size of the hole that iran is? far deeper than the relief that's on the table. >> whether the alternate subterfuges is changed to 6,000, 3,000 whatever the number s. what will happen to the rest? will any of them be dismantled? will they go into a closet? into an attic? will they be readily available for iran at the end? >> you were right to point to the subterfuges, and that's a key component. about you it's not the only component. >> i understand, and i would suggest that if the ultimate deal doesn't require that the subterfuge isn't dismantled, it's going to prevent a lot of
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us from being satisfied. >> here's the rub the u.s. and its partners believe limiting the number of subterfuges would keep iran from building a weapon quickly. and iran has refused to quell desmantle the hardware. >> . >> just two days after his party's decisive victory benjamin netanyahu seems to be shifting his position. today, netanyahu insisted that he never stopped supporting the formation of a palestinian state, despite what he said in an interview last week. mike viqueira is live at the white house to sort this out. mike, is it fair to say that the obama administration is not convinced here? >> yeah, they're taking issue with a lot of what benjamin netanyahu has been saying lately. president obama and the prime minister spoke by phone today. and a lot of people thought they raised their eyebrows, and thought that it should happen a lot earlier after the secretary of state called to congratulate
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netanyahu yesterday after his victory seemed clear. benjamin netanyahu did give his first interview today, and he tried to walk back his comments. but it was a clear victory for netanyahu. but today in washington, a lot of people are asking, at what cost? >> fresh from his election night triumph netanyahu tried to blur the line that he created just two days before. there would be no palestinian state so long as he is prime minister. >> i want a peaceful two state solution, but for that, certain circumstances have to change. >> the white house calls the two state solution a bedrock of foreign policy. if netanyahu doesn't want to change t. the u.s. will change its policies. mainly at the u.n., where it often stands alone with israel. >> it has prompted the united states to evaluate our position on these matters going forward.
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>> another open wound in the relationship using the specter of high palestinian-israeli voter timeout on election kay day as a way to motive the right wing. >> first of all i'm very proud to be prime minister of all of israel's citizens, arabs and jews alike. >> the white house was having none of that either. >> that typical election day tactic was an attempt to marginalize arab and israeli citizens. >> thursday, president obama called netanyahu to congratulate him on his win a call many expected to be earlier. and in part, the president and the prime minister agreed to continue consultation on a range of regional issues, including the difficult task to resolve the israeli and palestinian conflict. on capitol hill, grilling a top official with the foreign
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policy at the u.n. >> is that true? >> the administration support for israel is absolutely unshakeable. >> thank you. that support is very clear. >> with talks over iran's nuclear program in the end stage, the republican support for netanyahu is holding firm. speaker of the house john boehner, said it's the best fight against terror. >> this is our attempt to confront these threats and to strengthen the bond between israel and america. >> now speaking of the iranian negotiations the senate panel foreign relations committee led by the republicans, has just announced that they're going to be holding a question thursday on whether the republicans have the opportunity to reject anything that the president has made.
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they are dead set against congress not having a final say in the deal they reach with iran. before netanyahu's latest comments, the palestinian officials were sceptical of any peace agreements going forward. but boaz, the newspaper said that the country's conservatives have changed their stance on palestinian statehood over the years. >> the party, in those years i do remember in the 70s golda mayir as prime minister, which didn't recognize the existence of a palestinian nation, and today a right wing recognized two states and two nations have evolved. and i recognize that you have the reality like in washington, in europe, in paris, in london and berlin, forcing you to go to that solution, and also, i think that the majority of israelis
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have understand that that is the solution. you can watch the full interview tonight on aljazeera america. in tunisia officials arrested several people connected with the shooting rampage at the museum. they are turning their attention to isil after the group claimed responsibility. >> yes and today isil put out a video praising the attack, calling the museum a den of infidels. five of the nine arrested today are directly connected to isil. and now in-. >> the first of the victims laid to rest. who guaranteed the museum. they are in shock and mourning, and aware that they can no longer remain on the sidelines in what has become known as the war on terror. >> i want tunisian people to
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understand, we're in a war against terrorism. and these savage minorities do not frighten us. we will fight without mercy to our last breath. >> some of the victims were carrying their passports so they haven't been identified yet. more than 40 why injured talking about their experience. >> we entered one of the rooms in the part of the museum, looking at the mosaics, and everyone started to run. people started to try to save themselves, trying to hide behind the glass windows in the corners of the room. >> two gunmen were killed when they tried to storm the siege. but the police have arrested nine people so far four of them believed to be directly involved in the attack. meanwhile, the prime minister is giving details of the security measures across the country. >> we will be putting in place
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checkpoints that will be supervised by the national army. and both the national army and security personnel will intensify their patrols and searches will be conducted. >> the museum will be closed for a few more days, and when it reopens, it can expect fewer visitors and they are removing it from the list of destinations, tourist is the economy. and it was more than 20%, they have agriculture and but tourism, they have been building it since the 1960s and anything like this is devastating. >> the pentagon acknowledged the latest effort to retake the iraqi city of tikrit. the offensive began this month and the iraqi commanders
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claimed victory but it's harder than expected. jamie mcintyre explains. >> reporter: tony, it was a week ago that the top generals said that the iraqi forces would take the city of tikrit. but this week, general martin dempsey downgraded his prediction saying that it now appears that the iraqi forces are not having that kind of success that they initially reported. 20,000 iraqi troops are taking part in the offensive and most of those are shia militia but they are joined by a small number of sunni fighters from tikrit. they have been making rapid progress in the initial parts of this operation, quickly getting to the city and encircling it, and now they seem to have bogged down at that location. the pentagon today offered a more sober assessment of how they're going and there appear
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to be very hard urban combat ahead. and the initial battlefield reports say that it's somewhat overrated. if the iraqi government continues to mount this offensive without the assistance of u.s. air power and the pentagon today said again that they have had no request from iraq for airstrikes to support the offensive in tikrit. but they did however release new figures about how effective the coalition airstrikes have been. they have hit over 5,000 targets in the isil-held areas. including 70 tanks that are destroyed. some of those tanks are u.s. m1 abram tanks captured by isil. >> fighting in yemen intensifies today when they attacked the president's southern palace.
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it prompted the president to flee the residence and there has been fighting at the airport between the president's forces and those who support his predecessor. >> reporter: in many ways, this is the battle between two rival groups. forces loyal to the president retake the airport from special forces loyal to the former president. it was a short but tough battle. with passenger planes within range of the bullets. special forces fighters had refused to give up their arms and fought themselves. and then the airport the fighting got so intense that the airport was shut down, and passengers taken back to the terminal. hardi fled, and he assists that
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he remains yemen's legitimate leader and is trying to build a power base. if supporters were able to take control of the airport, it would have weakened hardi. >> japan has a suspect in custody, accused of making bomb threats against the u.s. embassy. the police have arrested a 52-year-old man from okinawa saying that he made threatening calls from the u.s. air base in okinawa, and of trying to kill u.s. ambassador, caroline kennedy. jackson steps down today. and jackson resigned last week, following a scathing justice department report of practices there. diane. >> well, the mood here is a lot different than it was a week ago. for a few days there were protests over his resignation and most of those had to do
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with the generous severance package that the city gave to chief jackson. and at the time, he said accepting his resignation was very difficult for the city. >> it's a very hard thing for him to leave and for us to have him leave. he felt this was the best way forward, and doing this obviously not only for the city, but for the men and women who served under him at the police department. because he has been committed to making sure that the city of ferguson keeps the police department. and the city of ferguson has been committed to that as well. >> starting tomorrow, the colonel will take over as the interim police chief here in ferguson, and the city is in the midst of looking for a new national police chief. and roy richter is going to be replacing judge ronald brock mire and he was another person who came under fire because of the way that he handled
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municipal court and some of the defendants that came into his courtroom. >> thank you, diane. and coming up, the state of black america. it's being called a crisis. and the growing anger over the growing arrest of a black student at the university of virginia. we hear his side of the story.
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>> virginia state police say that they will investigate the arrest of a citizen. martese johnson was arrest by alcohol control agents. the arrest on campus, and erica is here, and the attorneys have
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spokenful. >> right and martese johnson alongside of his attorney, as his lawyer was recounting the events from saint patrick's day. and johnson said that he was trying to enter a bar near the grounds of the university of virginia when he was asked to show his identification, and johnson says, he showed his i.d. from his home state of illinois, which is not a fake. and that's when the virginia abc agents started questioning him. and the lawyer described what happened next in johnson's own words. >> three officers pinned me to the ground, pressing their knees in my back while blood flowed freely from the gash in my head. and as the officers pinned me down, one thought was in my mind how could this happen? my head lay bloody. >> the arrest was caught on cellphones, and they said that the agents used unnecessary force when they slammed his
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head on the ground. and the student needed ten stitches on his head. the governor urged them to get involved. and the agents who arrested johnson, the department has put them on administrative duty until the investigation is complete. >> and i have a question for you,. >> something came out of the documents. the alcoholic beverage control agents described johnson as very agitated and belligerent. and yet the charges against him, obstruction of justice without force. >> okay, you would think that we could square that. thank you. investigating a hanging death in mississippi. authorities said that a man's body was found hanging in the trees. they have not confirmed the victim's identity. but ut ncaa said that it's otis bird, an african-american, who
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was all of a sudden seen more than two weeks ago. an army investigation held in alaska, that held events that came to be known as racial thursdays. it took place near fort wayne right near fairbanks. they encouraged platoon leaders to use racial slurs against each other every thursday, as a way to build morale and comradery. urging them to keep up the pressure. and they must renew the sanctions against russia, after july. a fragile ceasefire in eastern ukraine appears. russia's role in eastern ukraine provoked an international backlash, and that anger remains though the
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fighting has eased. ali velshi has more on that tonight. >> reporter: tony, it's a special look between the new cold war and the u.s. a year ago this week, the crisis in ukraine escalated from what was an internal dispute between ukrainians into this wider clash pitting russia against the u.s. last march russia annexed crimea, and before that, it had been part of russia. that was largely seen by western nations as a crass land grab by russia, and it rocked the foundations of the international systems in the region. russia has thrown it's support behind separatist rebels, and that triggered a sanctions war between the u.s. and russia. it has created trade problems and problems in the economy and security problems in europe. new front lines between the east and the west have hardened
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into a new iron curtain if you will. it runs through the territories of ukraine and moldova and georgia. the military has responded with deployment in the front line states that border russia. that has served to increase the tension that's moscow has always had with them. to acknowledge the vital interests with the other means that the conflict is here to stay. we're going to get two new views on the cold war tonight. one is from a russian opposition politician, who is a member of the dumas or the lower house of parliament. he thinks that president vladimir putin is using russia's military muscle to solidify his own political hold on power. we have the opposing view from an american, steven cohen, who is a professor emeritus at princeton university. and he says that the west planted this years before america came on the scene by
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expanding the nato to russia's borders. >> you can watch "real money" with aljazeera ali velshi. >> it in the retrial of our colleagues in egypt witnesses said that they would not seen the recording of them. they had alleged to help the muslim brotherhood. and aljazeera rejects the charges. the court is next week. secret service back on capitol hill today. the two agents had been drinking when they hit a government barricade on march fourth. but the car was not going fast enough to do any damage. >> based on the previous reports of a crash are inaccurate. there was no crash.
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the video shows the vehicle entering the white house complex at 1-2 miles per hour, and pushing aside a plastic barrel. and there was no damage to the vehicle. while i'm extremely concerned about the allegations and the alcohol involvement i must reserve judgment. >> the white house was on a bomb scare and locked down. target has agreed to set aside $10 million for people whose credit card data was compromised at their stores. and that clears the way for people to begin filing claims ahead of another hearing which will finalize the settlement. the 2013 data breach gave information to as many as 40 million credit card holders. critics are calling it a $40 million bust. and the complaints about a
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passenger screening system called spot. and plus, what rhode island is doing to give low income children an advantage.
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>> the national urban league calls it a tale of two nags. the group says that there was a crisis when it comes to equality and education jobs and justice. thomas drayton has the report. >> reporter: tony, it's an assessment on how far we have come and how far we need to go. the report looks at the issues and the lives of americans the equality index of black america at 72%. 100%, according to the index african-americans are missing about 28% of the pie. the categories that make up these equality indexes are economics, health, social justice and civic engagement. for the african-americans the
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largest increase was in social justice, from 56.9% to 66.6%. and that means that fewer african-americans were victims of violent crimes this year and health is improving up to 79.8%. of course many credit the affordable care act for increased coverage in african-americans. and there was a small improvement in the economy. it rows to 55.8%. and the report does show improvement in minorities' income but on average, the average median income is 56% of whites. the bureau of labor statistics, the center for disease control and prevention as well as other federal agencies. >> thank you. mark is the president and ceo of the national urban league, and i asked him what trends the league has been following that factor into the research behind
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this report? >> we're looking at jobs, and we're looking at the trend of job creation, so on an overall basis, it's a positive trend with 200,000 jobing created. over 200,000 jobing created last month and 50-plus months of continuous job creation. the recovery is moving in a positive direction so that's one side of the story. but the side of the story that we look at and must report on, that job creation is bypassing many american cities in substantial portions of african-americans and latinos. in 33 of the top 70 cities in this country the black unemployment rate exceeds 15% and in a few, it's more than 20%. this means that job creation is
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bypassing black america and neighborhoods in many communities. >> why is it that job creation is bypassing cities, minorities? >> i feel, tony, that one thing we failed to do during the recession, and in response to the recession is to focus in a more targeted way on both job training, job placement and job creation in those geographic low calls where unemployment is high, and where poverty is the most persistent. we're also looking at justice. on the justice front, two things come to mind. certainly this tension that we saw, the death of unarmed young men in 2014. no accountability, produced protests shocked the conscience of this nation. it pointed to the need for
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there to be a new bridge building effort between the police and the community. but also, a reform method when it comes to the relationship between the police and communities, and a reform effort around local law enforcement. and we're looking at education. schools and kids. so again on one hand, we see higher high school graduation rates, lower dropout rates and we can applaud them. on the other hand, the gaps between black and white and latino kids, when it comes to academic proficiency, which we look at on a state by state basis remains unacceptably wide. >> don't we know the answers to some of these problems? and don't we know the agencies that we need to bring onboard in this country to make significant strides in the area of proficiency in terms of the
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gaps, the disparities that remain in education? don't we know the answers? and if we know the answers why don't we do more? >> i think that we know some of the answers, but i think that we don't have the will to do all things needed and necessary. >> the will? >> what is not in the report, but what is also a fact is that most states in the country spend more on students in wealthy school districts versus students in poor school districts. now, that's stunning, right? that even 60 years after brown and into this discussion, where many say education is a civil right, we don't equitably fund education. so looking at all of these together, we have to look at the fact that black america remains in crisis, and we have to report this crisis. and we hope this report is going to spur an increased
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conversation and also spur the need for us to act. >> mark, terrific as always to see you great pleasure, thank you, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> for many children from low-income families, their left chance to get out of poverty is a good education. now a program in rhode island is working to give those kids a leg up. tom achermann reports. >> it's graduation day for these children, aged between 1 and 3. accompanied by their proud parents, they're the first to take part in a learning program that rise on their mothers and fathers to boost a crucial effort there their future. it's the size and the effort of the children's spoken vocabulary. the more parents talk to their kids the faster their children's vocabularies grow, and the higher their iq and test scores, but on average the poorer the family, the sparser the child's word count so the state of rhode island is
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trying to even the odds. >> poverty is not destind. but if we can have better feedback on what's going on because of the importance of the first three years of life. >> that feedback, by these miniature voice recorders, worn by each toddler. every day they capture the voices of the children and the parents, and they analyze them. the goal, to prod parents to maximize their exchange of words. >> it's like nourishing the baby's brain. it's that internal computer that's developing and responding. >> the mother has seen early results. >> the program helped, because he's talking and using words and he's doing a lot better than his able, i think. >> scarlet gutierrez talks to
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her guatemalan immigrant parents in spanish. >> it motives us for all of our kids to keep learning. >> it will take years to determine the long lasting benefits of the program. meanwhile, more kids are joining it here in providence and in other u.s. cities. in the struggle to escape poverty, this is just one tool. but if success can prove by counting words words really do count. tom achermann. aljazeera, providence. >> we're getting the newly discovered footage today. it shows that in 1965, more than 3,000 feet of black and white film was packed away, along with the materials from alabama governor, george wallace. fascinating, right? for almost a decade, the tsa
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has been using screening process to determine if it's suspicious. it has been costing the taxpayers over $1 billion. but critics say that it doesn't work. allen is here now. >> today the aclu sued in federal court, saying that the transportation association hasn't responded it all boils down to what the security agents are looking for when they try to get inside of your head. >> reporter: they say it's an important security tool at airports and transportation hubs across the country. critics call it a $1 billion bust. >> it's basically an unscientific waste of money. there's no evidence that it works. >> reporter: under the spot programs spotting techniques, agents look for dozens of specific behaviors looking for
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stress or fear of discovery. ken ran new york's police department serving both kennedy and la guardia airports, and he said that similar techniques are used by law enforcement all over the world. >> so this is a program that in your mind has value in terms of security. >> absolutely, there's not any one technique that's going to prevent the next attack. it's a layer and it's concentric circles of security. >> but it's unproven, subjective, and it could lead to racial profiling. the group filed a federal lawsuit on thursday, asking for records on how much it costs taxpayers, and how the tsa uses it. >> we need to know how this thing works but we also need to know that they're pulling people aside because of their race religious affiliation or other permissible grounds for
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stopping people. >> online, behavior decks officers can earn 53 to $83,000 a year. among the other responsibilities engage in encounters and conversations analyze and assess behaviors and additional screening by law enforcement when appropriate. the program started in 2007. about 3,000 of the specially trained officers, working more than 170 locations. the cost and the effectiveness of the spot program have been challenged repeatedly in recent years by the general accounting office the inspector general of homeland security and by members of congress on both sides of the aisle. >> your point how many underwear bombs have been detected with the 3,000 officers? >> zero, because they have done what the u.s. has served as a deterrent. >> reporter: the form tsa
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agent testified that it kept dozens of people blocked from boarding planes, and 183 arrests in the previous year. a spokesman tells us that the agency is in the process of fulfilling the request for information, but they turned down our request for an interview >> the lawsuit filed today says there's not a single proveable instance of a security threating deterred. >> we can't prove how many times someone intended to do harm has come to an airport and seen the screening going on and turned and walked away. >> here's the original freedom of information request. the aclu is asking for a lot of material, and frankly, they're not expecting to get all of about. but they would like to get enough, if working and can it be proved? >> let me ask you a question,
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there's a certain amount of stress connected with flying. you're late for a flight, the flight is delayed. and i'm wondering could that gum up the entire system? >> right because we're looking a little frazzled. good question, and tsa said that the agents are trained to factor all of that n if the weather is bad and the lines are long, and if people are angry at each other for reasons other than travel. and they help to find a baseline the matrix by which they judge people's action, but is the training enough? can the officers sense all of this? just one more question. >> in today's powerplay politics, donald trump the latest republican to step forward and make plans for a presidential campaign. he's already generating plenty of controversy. and david schuster joins us with more. >> reporter: tony, it took
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just 24 hours after forming an exploratory committee for donald trump to make the political world cringe. after hiring a campaign staff trump went on fox news, and he was asked about intentions between the obama administration and israel. >> i would say that the worst thing that ever happened to israel is obama. >> worse than the attacks that killed thousands of israelis? several strategists called trump an embarrassment and hope that it's just a television contract bargaining tool. multiple reports indicate that trump and nbc are at odds over his hit tv show, the prentice. retired neuro surgeon, ben carson he helped to raise more money in 2014 than any other potential presidential candidate. but carson's relative inexperience may be catching up with him.
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on a radio show, he was asked about potential russian threats to the baltic states. >> our allies cannot be 100% certain that we're behind them. >> so should we have that sort of commitment that if putin makes a move on the baltic states that question go to war? >> well, if we have them involved in nato, we need to convince them to get involved in nato and strengthen nato. >> they are in nato. >> that's right the baltic states estonia latvia and lithuania, they are already members of nato. something that i don't think that mr. carson will soon forget. and hilliary clinton's email practices have made democrats nervous. and she may be seen by some voters as not trustworthy and then calls again for elizabeth warren to get into the race. warren said that the pressure on her is building.
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a group spent over $1 million to build a warren infrastructure, 300,000 people urging warren to run and now they have sent warren a video with pictures and voicemail from citizens pleading with her. >> i want my youngest child my daughter to experience the first female president of the united states as being a person of character. and that is what you are. please, please consider running for people like me. >> how do you say no to that? with the pressure, it will eventually pay off. and regardless of who runs, the politics in the presidential campaign will be obamacare. the latest pole of registered voters shows that support is rising and anger is falling. kaiser family foundation indicates that 41% now approveve the new healthcare system and 43% disapprove.
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but last year, it was 53% disapprove. the 2012 nominee, mitt romney, announced that he will be raising money for charity by stepping into a boxing match with holyfield. the reaction has poured in, especially from jimmy fallon. >> they're trying a bunch of nicknames. first they considered vanilla and manilla. and next up, lean and mean versus ll bean. and then there was ebony versus very ivory and finally, mitt romney loses to another black guy. >> the pummeling of mitt romney continues, literally. >> and coming up next on the program, hundreds of sea lions in california left to fight for their lives. plus, it is the biggest solar eclipse in 15 years. why there are so many concerns
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in europe.
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>> president obama today ordered the federal government to be more environmental friendly. he signed an executive order aimed at review greenhouse gas emissions. the federal government is the largest user of greenhouse emissions in the united states. >> for the past six years, we have done more than ever to combat climate change. and last year, the federal government used less energy than any time in the past four decades. >> they will cut greenhouse gases. a record of newborn sea lions found lost and starving along the california coastline. how humans may be to blame and their only hope. >> tony, scientists already knew that a long stretch of the
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california coast was seeing warmer than normal water but just a few months ago that section of water joined with another section of warmer water, and now suddenly the entire length of the american west coast literally from alaska all the way down to baja california, is warmer than normal, and that's having a terrible effect on sea lions. patty irish had breakfast this morning through a feeding tube. and that's a miracle. the day before the sea lion was on the verge of death after cathy got the call that she was stranded on the shore of san francisco. >> it looked like a mother sea lion was cruising up and down the shoreline and they didn't make the connection, so this sea lion seemed to be stranded. >> now she's at the marine mammal center in salcilito. alongside of an unprecedented number of other pups her age. >> the pups coming into our
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care are seven eight-month-old pups little bags of bones and they're really in pitiful condition. >> according to the national atmospheric association the cold water seems to be driving them out deeper to sea, and the pups continue keep up. wind up alone and starving. this warming has happened before. the 1940s 1950s and 1990s all saw strange warming periods on the california coast. but those were all connected to a specific weather pattern an el nino. this time there's noel niño. something new is happening here. this is the face of that new reality. sea lions are an apex predator, so when something is wrong with them something is very wrong with their food supply and their environment >> the fact that the mothers
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the moms of these pups aren't able to find the food that they need gives us insight into the state of the ocean environment from the view of the water temperatures and the point of fisheries. >> the center is seeing more of these cases this year, a rapid increase since 2013. in the first few weeks of 2013 alone, the center has seen more than 600 new patients, more than half they see every year. the survival rate is 70%. >> unfortunately, this patient passed away a few moments ago in spite of heroic efforts. it's the largest facility in the world. but these people have been experts in sea lion life and death. >> they're particularly small and very malnourished and easy to restrain, and none of those are good signs.
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this morning i started by taking out one of the deceased that didn't make it overnight but the sea lions are in a grave situation right now. >> though the pens are already full the center can handle as many animals has necessary. if this trend continues, humans may be the only hope for the sea lion population in california and around the world. tony, it's tragic in the way that the sea lions careers are coming experts. and the researchers at the marine mammal interest told us that one in five of the sea lions coming to them are riddled with cancer, and that's something that we have not gotten to the bottom of yet. we're becoming experts in the lives and deaths of these animals. >> for a look at what's coming up at the top of the hour, john seigenthaler is here. >> coming up, a change in approach? or is it?
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and is it signify? now after the elections israel's prime minister says that he once again wants to form a palestinian state. the mother of a dallas man shot by the police is speaking out. the police captured the body camera last june, and it shows jason harris holding a screwdriver, and after a few chaotic seconds later several shots can be heard. and plus, the police say that he lunged at them. and the mother said that she called the police to get her son to the hospital. >> every day. every day. i don't trust them. and i hope that i never ever have to use them or call them for anything. because if i do, i probably won't call them.
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>> we're going to have much more of our interview with shirley harris coming up. and plus, the need for speed. the car that's expected to go from 7 to. >> an eclipse will block out the sun tomorrow over europe. astronomers will be thrilled. but it's a major test. and nick reports now from berlin. >> europe generates 100 times more power from the sun than it did the last solar eclipse many of them small and feeding into the power grid of individual homes. this specialist points out the black solar panels in a university building. he studied the possible effects of the eclipse, and he said that cloudy weather is not the problem. >> it's a sunny day over
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germany, and then during the morning, we have where the solar cell starts to produce electricity. and then we have a dropoff and 11 power stations, and then the electricity goes up and the range of 18 giga watts and this has to be leveled out. >> the people who run germany's energy grid have a grilled have a backup plan. >> the eclipse could have effects reaching across europe with solar power production dropping by 30,000 megawatts in two hours. that's going offline, at the beginning of an otherwise ordinary working day. the total solar eclipse will
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only be visible in the island north of denmark and the arctic, but the light will dim across europe, and this will be the first time that the eclipse will have an impact on the power system. and it will be a u-turn, where angela merkel ordered an exist from traditional power and renewable. but it will be closely watched wherever solar power installations are being built. >> we have seen in dubai that this is now being built. and we have seen in the u.s. and in california. and we see it everywhere coming, so we all around the world need to have a look at how we manage the system with a lot of solar. this is maybe a stressor for that. >> the energy network managers in europe say they're confident that the system will be able to handle the challenge of the
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eclipse, and how to deal with cloudy weather and massive production drops in the years ahead. aljazeera. >> and that is all of our time for this news hour, and thanks for watching, john seigenthaler is next.
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>> hi everyone. this is al jazeera america. tension in the middle east. the sudden reversal from the israeli prime minister regarding a palestinian state and reaction from the white house. captured on camera a mentally ill man shot to death by dallas police. we talk to his mother about the shooting and the video. beyond ferguson. how critics say the courts