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>> this is aljazeera america live in new york city. i'm randall pinkston, in for tony harris. crash in the swiss alps, the search for why a jetliner slammed into a mountain, a class of graders wrung the dead. and afghanistan, president obama is slow withdrawing the forces and israel denies spying on the iranian nuclear negotiations. members of congress talk about the talks.
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search and rescue efforts in the swiss alps have stopped for the night. and crews will try to get the remains of the 150 people on the plane shattered in the swiss alps. it had been traveling from barcelona to düsseldorf when it crashed. one of the black boxes has been recovered. and france said that the plane never sent a distress signal. the plane declared an emergency when they lost radio contact and the plane started nosediving. tonight, the victims, 16 high school students and two teachers were onboard. we begin our coverage with jackie roland, reporting from southern france. >> in a remote alpine valley,
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the shattered debris of the flight is strewn across the hillside. nobody could have survived a crash like this, and in the difficult terrain retrieving the bodies of those onboard will take days. you can just about make out the rescue workers struggling up the hillside as they try to locate the many pieces of the plane. crucially, they have found a black box flight recorder, it should provide vital evidence as to why this happened. at the ducal do i have airport friends have family have gathered to receive the information and receive the terrible news. the flight 9525 never showed up. it was traveling from barcelona to düsseldorf but crashed near the french alps, this is thought to be the actual plane
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that crashed an airbus 320 filmed on a previous flight. the french president oland was hosting. >> we will do everything in our power to recover all of the victims from the crash site. the accident has taken place in an area that's especially difficult to access. >> german wings is a low cost airline, owned by luf tansa, and it flies mainly short journeys and it has an excellent safety record with no previous crashes. they are thought to include german, spanish and turkish nationals. >> we're all deeply shaken, it
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crashed in the french alps, and of course our crew on this. >> 150 dead, the town in germany has been hit especially hard. 16 teenagers and their teachers from the local school were on the plane returning from a spanish language program. one community changed forever in a sudden moment of tragedy. bad weather is threatening to further hamper what is already a difficult search operation. heavy rain and strong winds are forecast, and possibly even snow. the search is due to resume at first light. jackie roland, aljazeera france. >> lufthansa the parent of german winning said that it's likely that more than half of the passengers were german.
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>> as the reports came in today, concern was expressed at the governmental level and the airline level but also among the popular level particularly in one community not far from here n. the towns where local families with deep concerns, because one school, the joseph school had sent ten girls and teachers to the conference. and it has been confirmed that the students and their teachers were indeed onboard the plane. the school has closed for lessons. there will be no lessons tomorrow, but the school will be open for all of the students to come in and talk when this tragedy, which has taken 16 students out of the community two of the teachers as well in
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a small town, a small community. and already, there have been floral tributes, and candles lit and left outside of the school as a mark of respect to those who died. lufthansa and german wings are looking into what caused this incident. the german chancellor will be at the crash site tomorrow with the french president with the spanish prime minister. and they will all be looking for answers, and certainly that is something that everyone in germany is now asking, what caused this plane to come down. they hope that the answers will come soon. >> john is a former member of the national transportation safety board in massachusetts and first question, sir. one of your specialties is the mechanical operation of aircraft. and from what you know and what you've heard so far, what do you think happened. >> well, given the fact that the airplane climbed unevently up to 38,000 feet, it's not
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likely to have any mechanical issues though it's not ruled out. it appears to be something else. it could have been a decompression event, or even something else. what is most puzzling and will be on the top of the agenda for the investigators is why there was no distress signal. >> in fact, it took 8 minutes for it to descend from its cruising altitude to the place of impact. is it possible to make that kind of descent in that period without some sort of structural stress? >> well, it could have been stressed but could have survived it. 4,000 feet a minute should not rip the airplane apart assuming that the airplane still had forward motion, it's not going to disintegrate.
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we saw evidence of that in other crashes, notably the air france crash in the south atlantic several years ago where the airplane was in a flat spin from a high altitude and came down and essentially impacted the ocean almost intact. >> from what we have seen from the debris field the debris parts are so small, no large pieces of fuselage or wings and what does that say? >> it came down from almost 8 miles up in the sky and came down to the earth the airplane is going to have a lot of forward motion and kinetic energy. so that kind of devastation is to be expected. >> what is the safety record of that particular model airplane? the airbus? >> that airbus 8320 is a
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workhorse in the industry. i can't remember the exact year they came into existence but it was certainly around 1990, but it was probably a little bit earlier than that, and there were many thousands of them in service and they have just go on and on and on. they're a good vehicle. so i would be not looking initially at the problems with the structure of that airplane. it's pretty tough. >> and 38,000 feet i'm assuming some sort of catastrophic failure. what is the protocol for pilots radioing in or notifying ground control that they have a problem? apparently nothing was said over those 8 minutes of descent? >> i'm more concerned about the first 30 seconds of what happened. why didn't the pilots send a message down. there are multiple radios other the airplane, and multiple ways
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to do it. so what could be so catastrophic to prevent the pilots from giving a distress signal? so that's the real concern in the first 30 seconds, what happened to prevent the signal? >> i have to ask. do you think there may have been some human factor involved in this failure? >> it certainly is going to be one of the issues that are going to be looked at very closely. it does have some of the earmarks of some of the previous activity that could be labeled criminal. >> and how long -- so -- >> it's early we'll probably know tomorrow morning. >> was it a black box? >> yes. >> tomorrow morning. >> the initial read -- i'll guarantee you that they're looking at those boxes right now, and the initial read will be done certainly by tomorrow morning, so they will have some information for us. you have to remember, this is
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an initial read, so they go through the data quickly. behind it, many people are going to be picking that data apart and refining it. we saw that in the malaysian the missing airplane. they worked for months to tease out additional information out of the data, so you'll see that happening here. but tomorrow, the french should have a good, initial read to give them some clues on where to start looking. >> thank you the former member of the tsa. >> north korea's nuclear capabilities. they may be able to make a warhead small enough to put on a missile and reach the u.s. >> north korea is known for its
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bella cose threats and it now claims to have nuclear tipped missiles that could threaten the u.s. mainland. today, the u.s. four star admiral said that it's a threat that he has to take seriously. >> reporter: north korea's traditional military parades always clue imposing arm wants even if the missiles are much less impressive mach ups. the top commander in the nuclear forces said that he can't say that it's a fake, but he can't afford to take chances. >> from where i stand as combat commander of u.s. extremic command, i can't assume that away, i have to plan accordingly. >> reporter: north korea not only claims to have the
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long-range icbm, but claims to have made it small enough to fit atop a missile. they claim to launch nuclear missiles at any time. but "we are a peace loving people and we don't want war" but he said that north korea is ready to respond. if the united states strikes us, we should strike them instead. in testimony before congress last week, admiral haynie. >> north korea's ambitions their ambitions for nuclear weapons, and they say they have miniaturerized their capability. >> north korea has concluded three underrer ground tests but they won't conclude if they have a working icbm or a warhead. >> the tests associated with its militarized claim but as
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combatant commandish, it's a threat that we cannot ignore. >> reporter: phonecall income is boasting about its nuclear capability as the united states and south korea engaged in their annual joint exercises. by treaty, the u.s. is obligated to defend the cell if it is attacked by the north. north korea has a history of provocative and inflammatory rhetoric, and it clearly wants to be seen as a nuclear threat. while the u.s. can't tell what's coming out of the bluster, it still sees the regime as a real threat that can't be dismissed. rand allege in. >> thank you sir. >> a forceful denial of israel, accused of spying on negotiators during nuclear talks in iran. plus, catching a bus in new orleans a decade after katrina.
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>> there's a new set of marching orders for u.s. troops serving in afghanistan. president obama said that he's slowing down their withdrawal after a request from their country's president. mike viqueira, what is the new plan? >> reporter: well, good evening to you randall. and this is the second day of ashraf ghani's visit to the united states, and there has been a lot of pomp and ceremony, and he has gone out of his way to pay tribute to the united states after 14 years of american involvement in the war in afghanistan. but he came with one big ask for the administration. president obama had laid out his timeline for withdrawal of u.s. troops from u.s. troops from afghanistan, and they're down to 10,000 now. and what ashraf ghani wanted him to do is delay that plan. half of that number were to be
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there this year, 5,000 of them. and ghani wanted to delay it, to keep the 5,000 there a little bit longer to train equip and involve counter terrorism against taliban and other elements in afghanistan to stabilize that government. the president agreed in a joint press conference in the east room of the white house but he also insisted that the original plan that would have all u.s. troops removed from afghanistan by the beginning of 2017 was going to stay in place. a little bit more of what the president had to say. >> afghanistan is still a dangerous place, and the way it's going to become less dangerous is by afghan security forces and afghan policing capable of keeping law and order and security in the country. and that is not going to happen if foreign forces are
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continually ride upon. >> now the president says afghanistan is still a dangerous place, and that's something that the critics have seized upon, because they consider the withdrawal date to be arbitrary and they worn that if they leave a security vacuum there in afghanistan. but he says that by 2017, they will be ready to stand to their own two feet. >> what about the money mike? he was asking for funds for his troops right? >> he's asking for funds and he's asking for the united states to fund the afghan army. and that's where the big price tag comes in, randall. the secretary of state, ash carter, has asked congress for $4 billion to keep the afghan army of 352,000 strong, fully equipped and ready for action, and that, they're going to rely
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on the united states for another $800 million in economic aid is being pledged to afghanistan. and the key here is, instead of spending it directly around the country, the united states is going to funnel the money now through the afghan government. a big stem because it symbolizes the trust that the u.s. government has in afghanistan after the anti-corruption campaign, led by ghani as he took office earlier this year. >> thank you, mike viqueira, and tomorrow, you'll follow ghani to capitol hill. thousands of people have taken to the streets in afghanistan to protest the brutal murder of an innocent woman. a mob beat and burned her last year. one of the largest protests ever in dab ul demanded her attackers be punished. and so far 28 people were
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arrested =staeufpl. >> has israel been spying on nuclear talks with iran? israel gathered information and vet today to congress to try to block any deal with iran. u.s. said that it does not spy on the u.s.. and libby is there and the president addressed that today. what did he say? >> well, basically the president took a path and said that he wouldn't address allegations of spying. and he didn't discuss them with a room full of reporters. but here's what he did talk about. the negotiations going on with iran's nuclear program he pledged transparency. >> with respect to the possibility of an agreement of an agreement that ensures that iran doesn't get a nuclear
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weapon. we have not just briefed congress about the progress or lack thereof being made. but we briefed the israelis and our other partners in the region and around the world. and if in fact, we feel confident that it will prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon, it's going to be there for everybody to see. >> randall the president said if an agreement is reached, people will be able to lift up the hood and peek inside. president said significant. his concerns over prime minister netanyahu's earlier remarks during the height of his election campaign, just recently, just last week, that he did not with a palestinian state, it would not happen on his watch. and now randall the wall
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street journal said that it was a senior official, so this story clearly coming from the white house but the president staying above the political fray today randall? >> what's the reaction on capitol hill to either one of these controversies? one would be enough. >> the republicans are saying news to me. and house speaker, john boehner, did weigh in on it today. >> i was shocked that there were reports in this press article that information was being passed on from the israelis to members of congress and i'm not aware of that at all. >> just last night randall israel's ambassador to the u.s. had dinner with some democrats to repair the fractured relationship. and the latest allegations over the israeli-u.s. relationship. randall? >> thank you, libby casey in
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washington. in new york, served as an adviser to former prime minister's perez and barack, but nots an adviser to the current prime minister. so putting it on the table we're not close allies. >> no, we're not. politically, we're in different places. >> to the point of the story today, israeli according to the world tradewallstreet journal, spied on iran. >> here's the thing. i don't know, to be honest with you, i don't know. this is a story that makes sense on one hand, and on the other hand, why would israel do something that would get them caught with its hands in the fire. i think that what the story is more about or indicative of is a bad relationship between the u.s. and israeli that has been brewing for some time.
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and obviously the story came out of washington. i don't know who from, and don't think that the wall street journal got it from the israelis but from the american administration, and i understand where it's coming from and the motivation, and i think that's the story. >> if they did something in the administration, what would be the motivation for revealing that israel allegedly spied? >> it does not. what it does, it creates more rifts and more daylight between supposedly an ostensibly very close allies and what it does, it demonstrates the toxic relationship that exists currently, again for the last several years, it's not an overnight thing between president obama and netanyahu. and i think that the story is a
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reaction by the administration, a knee-jerk reaction if you will to say that israel has not been playing fair and square in this game. >> today in his meeting with afghan president guany president obama was asked about netanyahu's statement that there would never be a two-state solution, and he said i didn't mean that, because i've endorsed a two-state solution. and president obama apparently is sticking with his negative comments. obama saying that it's hard to envision how a two-state solution can happen based on the prime minister's statements. and that's not close to an optimistic outlook or idea. >> absolutely right randall. it's a mark of resignation and disobtain, and a plague on both
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your houses reaction. mr. netanyahu made it clear that he didn't want a two-state solution and then under duress, he in 2009 and 2010 made a speech in which he committed himself to the two-state solution. then he reneged on it, and then on he said not on my watch. and on the other hand, does president obama really think that a two-state solution is achievable and attainable at this point? and i think if you look him in the eye he will concede that.
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>> what about the prospect with iran over the nuclear issue? >> i think randall, it has no bearing, and the agreements, the would-be agreements, the negotiated so-called peace out of the current five members of the security council china russia britain france and the u.s. and plus one germany and the iranians, the big gorilla in the room. i think that mr. netanyahu's statements on iran before congress three weeks ago and the allegation of the israeli espionage talks will not have any influence, any bearing on the applausibility or the possibility of such an agreement. >> thank you very much for your insight. the latest round of nuclear talks with iran will be tomorrow. and once again, it could be the timing of the inspections. today, iran rejected the call for surprise checks at their nuclear facilities. the iranian officials said that
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it could hinder the efforts for the deadline. coming up, a type of domestic abuse that's not talked about a lot controlling lives by controlling the money. >> . >> and we'll update today's top story. the plane crash in the french alps, and the hope that the now located black box will give clues to what went so wrong.
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>> it is now 12:30 in the morning in the french alps. crews searching for bodies are expected back at dawn. all 153 people onboard appear dead. >> reporter: here's what we know so far about the german flight. the plane took off from the spanish city of barcelona just after 10 a.m. this morning heading for the german city of
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düsseldorf. about 45 minutes into the flight, officials say that the plane started losing altitude and descending very sharply for a full 8 minutes before crashing into a remote area of the french alps. they believe that none of the 152 people and crew onboard survived. they used helicopters to get to the crash site. one of the black boxes has been recovered. and lufthansa who owns the plane, said that it will be tomorrow. and the french said that the recovery operation is expected to last about a week. families of those onboard gathered to receive information, and at the school, the students and teachers are dealing with the news that 16 students and two teachers were onboard the aircraft. they were participating in an
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exchange program with a spanish school. and also this evening people gathered in a town near barcelona in spain for a mass to honor the victims. president obama expressed his condolences during a news conference today with the afghan president ashraf ghani. >> it's heartbreaking because it apparently includes the loss of so many children, some of them infants. i called german chancellor merkel, and i hope to speak with the president of spain later today to express the condolences of the american people, and to offer whatever assistance we can as they investigate what has proven to be an awful tragedy. >> and german chancellor, angela merkel, also spoke about the crash today. saying that her country is in mourning. >> it's shocking news that makes us very sad. we don't know much about the
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causes, and any speculation should not be made. my thoughts are with those who lost their lives so suddenly. the pain of the families is incomprehensible. i spoke with francoise holland. >> the french chancellor plan to fly there tomorrow. and the question is if there's one or two black boxes. france keeps it's aircraft up to speck so it may not have just the one. >> search crews worry about finding the crash site thanks in part to an on board surveillance device. it's new and it has proven extremely useful. >> crashes over water give them
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nowhere to work, but this took place over europe. the families and the investigators, the public in general, could watch this crash take place almost in realtime. in the case of crashes like 370 and france 44 which disappeared over open ocean ground controllers have almost no way of tracking. over the ocean there's no radar, and they're too far away from land based receivers. constant communication is impossible. >> the average aircraft flying over the ocean doesn't have the capability to do that yet but although, the software and the procedures does exist now to make that happen. here in the united states, when a plane flies over land, the controllers know where it is at all times even if the controller never monitors in, but a new technology called
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adsb. it monitors a satellite based position to the ground, and then feeds it to a service like flight 24, a commercial tracking company. in europe, 75% of planes have an adsb transponder onboard. and in the u.s., that number is close to 35%, and it's still new enough in its technology that it's not generally used by air traffic controller. they have camped that the flight though it's 24 years old, did have an adsd transponder, and that's why the company knew so much, and even more. >> the realtime awareness that the technology provided in this case on what could have caused this crash is why they have the black boxes on hand already. it doesn't give us where exactly where to look for the wreckage, this makes it a far
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cry from disappearances over the ocean where they disappeared without any of this tracking technology available. >> for the first time, we're seeing video of be secret service agents driving into a barrier at the white house. this morning, on the video a woman can be seen dropping a package, which the authorities say she claimed was a bomb, and then a government car is seen nudging it to a temporary barrier. the secret service agents in that car are accused of being drunk. a jury will get to decide a major lewis in technology industry. closing arguments began today in the case of a former junior partner at a venture capital firm who says that she was denied because of her gender. >> it's not something that you see often. employment lawyers tell us that postulations of this kind
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release settled out of court. and instead ellen it decided to take it all the way to jurors, and in the past four weeks, we have seen the ins and out of how silicon valley vetter capital firms work and how they treat women. all night parties don't reflect well on the firm, but lawyers have painted a picture of ellis, someone let go, not because she was a woman but because she was difficult to work w this will not resolve the controversy because of its lack of diversity or lack thereof. but here's what we know. just 11% of tech executives are women. and 20% of software engineers are women. hilliary clinton had been in town, and she had said that we're going backward in a field that's supposed to be all about moving forward. whether this case will bring down the glass ceiling is a tough call. it's an industry that has not seen much change all of these
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years. >> there's a huge price tag when it comes to domestic violence in the country. domestic violence cost the u.s. committee $5.8 billion every year and $2 billion more in lost productivity. but that's just one part of the economic impact of domestic abuse. "real money's" patricia has been investigating the story. >> well, randall the centers for disease control has described it as psychological harm, but there's a form of abuse that's missing from the government's official definition. one that's almost always present with physical and emotional abuse and which plays a pivotal role in making it extremely difficult for victims to escape physically violate relationship. >> we got married. and i had a master's degree and i made substantially more money than she did. and like many women, i gave it up when i had children, and i
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stayed home full-time. but then i started to feel that kind of control keeping in overtime. >> a control that would leave this successful financial professional, we'll call her amy, trapped by a form of domestic abuse even she didn't recognize. >> he would have this last night scheme of passwords for the accounts and that was his way of making sure that he knew whenever i was accessing the accounts because i had to ask him what the password was. i went back to work part-time. and from the first day, it was constant criticism. our relationship is not as strong as it used to be, you're not available to me. my business, social interaction and contacts, in the community is very important. the abusers isolate. so i wasn't able to keep the connections that were required for me to generate the
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business. >> leaving her bound economically to her abuser. physical abuse is the most commonly understood form of domestic violence, but there's another type that's lesser known, but no less insidious. economic abuse, where one partner deprives the other of economic freedom by restricting their access to money and credit, and undermining their ability to make a living. >> to empower the victims to leave is critical. >> liddy green is the founder of second chance services, the first and only employment agency in the united states that caters to victims of domestic violence. >> i need you to take her to atlanta. >> over 14 years green has partnered with more than 200 firms to transition survivors into full-time well paying jobs with benefits. and it doesn't end there. >> for six months, i follow up to make sure that they're well.
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and if something happens, we can take care of the situation. and give them flexibility. so it's very critical. >> so the partnership goes much deeper than a paycheck. >> yes. >> a holistic approach that has launched more than 1500 clients toward football independence. >> i have marks from strangulation here on my neck. >> including could could her she fled to a shelter with her daughter and her husband beat her and poisoned her for taking english lessons. >> one of the things to talk to miss ludy about me, and they gave her my number. >> that was 2004. when second chance placed coia with the world bank, where she still works today. a stable career that has given her the confidence to branch out.
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success stories like koya inspired green to write down the story in her book. >> my whole goal is to help men or women who want to create this all over the nation. >> a mission that green has won red sox from world leaders like joe biden and those inspired by her. >> if i had known what the red flags were, i would have been more conscience of what was happening while it was hang, and i wouldn't have been as trapped as i ended up being. >> fascinating and disturbing story. patricia, what are the forms of economic abuse? >> it's so important that women are aware when this dialogue happens, and if you look at the various forms blocking access, or controlling access to money or credit. and another thing that abusers do to try to bind their victims
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to them, sabotage this were employment. maybe they don't want them to go out of the house to work, or if the abused partner does have a job, they will undermine them by harassing them at work, calling their boss, or even inhibiting their sleep so they can't perform well on the job. another thing that abusers do, blocking access to education. preventing their victims from getting the education that they need to find good jobs that they can use to support themselves and if they have children also support their children. another form of abuse that we often see as well, on an i'lllating a woman's why because if you don't have decent credit, you can't find a place to live, and it makes it very difficult to get a job because employers check your credit history. >> thank you very much, patricia, you can see more on economic abuse on "real money" with ali velshi tonight and every week night at 10:30 p.m. eastern, 7:30 pacific. it has been nearly ten
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years since hurricane katrina devastated new orleans and jonathan martin, it must be difficult to get around, especially if you live in a poor neighborhood. >> a lot of times people wait an hour or more, and it puts the regional transit in the city in a tough position. do they have to go to the communities that are populated or areas that are not as populated but perhaps need service, that is public transit the most. >> the historic streetcar service, they have service every 157 minutes.
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but in the clause neighborhood, the streetcars and buss are fewer and far between. the neighbors feel ignored. >> why should we be the ones to suffer and have no transportation to get to where we need to go? >> her neighborhood is prominently black, and like many others, it was the slowest to repopulate after hurricane katrina in 2005. many of them have to walk a mile to catch the nearest bus. last year, the neighbors signed a petition to restore the community's route. they were successful, but it's still unfair that the bus only comes hourly. >> to get to work on time and be on time for work. should they wait an hour every day to catch the bus? >> after katrina the city's public transit system was at a
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standstill. more than 200 buses flooded. and ten years later the streetcar service is fully restored, but even with 80% of new orleans' population back. >> the streetcars, the economic development, that's tourism. but you cannot forget the little people that uses that bus, that transportation. >> it's time toe reevaluate how the service is taking place. >> rachel runs the transit advocacy group ride new orleans. they have been slow to restore service, and there's still a long wait time, often an hour or more, for the communities that rely on the transit. >> these are the communities where people with low incomes are residing and people of color are living and they don't have access to vehicles. >> it's a daily issue for jamar. he waits 45 minutes most days for a bus to take him from his neighborhood to school. >> from there, i have to wait
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for another bus when i get out of school, and then i have to wait for another bus that takes 35 minutes to an hour to come. >> the regional transit authority operates the buses and streetcars in new orleans. with limited funding john, a transportation expert at the university of new orleans said that the rta's decision comes down to dollars and not cents. >> the transit agency needs to make the decision, do they put more buses on the line that generate more than ticket sales, or do they take those resources and put them in neighborhoods that are sparsely populated and in essence lose money from a pure business standpoint. >> does it make sense to put a bus in this neighborhood when you may not have a lot of people riding it? >> absolutely, it's like everyone else. >> for the community, it's a classic catch 22 situation. it's hard to bring back the services without enough people,
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but without the services, it's hard to bring the people back. last year, the rta spent $5 million restoring five routes and increasing service in several neighborhoods. but privo said that transit leaders have a long way to go before service throughout new orleans is convenient and equitable. and we did reach out to the transit authority randall. they declined to talk to us, but they have said publicly in the past that they do make all of the neighborhoods a priority. but they have tough choices to make. as you heard there in the story, areas where they can find that are profitable versus the areas that need it the most. they're dealing with a limited budget and that's their biggest challenge. randall. >> thank you jonathan martin in new orleans. and coming up, a debate in florida says that climate change won't make a difference.
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and a volcano.
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>> in florida rising seas threaten a third of the state's beaches, but lawmakers are not allowed to even talk about that. and jonathan betz has more from miami. >> from south florida shores, christina prada has watched the seas change. on the surface, the oceans are riding and beneath nature is dying. >> i cannot believe that everything is gone. >> so you're surprised? >> yes absolutely. >> warmer water is killing florida's coral reefs. where color and life once bloomed, now emptiness exists. >> people who say that climate change is not real, you say what? >> climate change is absolutely real. and people are absolutely changing the environment. >> but in florida state government the words "climate
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change" are not to be spoken. >> ultimately, we're the government agency, and we'll portray the message that the governor wants. >> rick scott has been sceptical. >> i'm not a scientist. >> and their superiors ordered them to not use terms like climate change, global warming or sea level rise. >> it was supposed to be said as nuisance flooding, which i thought was laughable. >> working to protect florida's waterways. >> they said if if you know what's good for you you will not use the terms climate change, global warming sea level rise or sustainability. >> they first wrote about the ban, and now fema has stepped in issuing new guidelines, demanding that states consider climate change when planning for disasters or risk losing
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funding. governor scott has repeatedly insisted, there's no policy against mentioning climate change. >> my goal is, if they're talking about it, let's do something about it. >> doing something like spending millions protecting the environment and defending florida from storms. he lost his job in 2013, told that he no longer fit with the department's direction. >> some may say that you're a disgruntled employee with an ax to grind. >> some might say that, but that was two years ago and i have no axe to grind. >> but crittix says that it's dangerous if a state like florida, particularly vulnerable to rising oceans >> so in your work, have you felt the effects of this taboo subject? >> absolutely. if we're going to sell this package, we better choose better language. >> frustrated, she left her job
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in december. >> we couldn't talk about why the water was getting hotter, and what you can do to make that situation better. >> fixing the problem she said, became too difficult because no one could talk about it clearly. jonathan betz, aljazeera miami. >> coming up at the top of the hour, here's david schuster. >> randall, coming up at 8:00, as investigators search through the wreckage of today's german winningwing crash the final minutes of the flight. and plus, threatening the existence of a smaller town. >> the great american tradition is capitalism. and make as much money as you can. >> opponents are questioning other parts of the deal well. also tonight questioned in
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the shadows for being gay. and now the legacy of the civil rights leader is coming to life. >> he's probably the most important strategist and tactician during that part of the civil rights leader. >> he talks about rustin's role in the rush on washington. washington. >> increased activity at the volcano, the eureka. some who remained in the area are not convinced of the danger. >> we're told that one of the most dangerous things is not the lava, but if that should happen again the danger that the glacier and the snow at the very top of the volcano could melt very very rapidly
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unleashing tons of water that would bring with it rocks boulders everything in its path. and this is about 100 kilometers per hour, and this is extremely dangerous for the up to 85,000 people living around this volcano. the last major eruption was 44 years ago, and people seem to be rather incredulous. it's not going to happen and it's not really dangerous something that vulcanologists, say are not true, but at this moment people are building homes as we speak and they don't seem to believe that anything will happen to them. >> a surprising information about sleep and your help. people who sleep more than 8 hours a night are 60% more likely to die than those who receive 8 hours a sleep. sleeping more than 8 hours may be the symptom of an underlying
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health problem. i'm rand paul, thank you rand randall pinkston. see you back here tomorrow.
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>> hello everybody, this is aljazeera america. i'm david schuster in new york, coming up at this hour. >> crash site, what caused the plane with the 150 people to go down in the french alps. the investigators finding clues in the wreckage. about face. president obama under pressure from afghanistan's new president agrees to keep thousands of u.s. troops in the afghan conflict. they were supposed to come home this year. and