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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. nuclear negotiations. after sealing a deal with iran, now the tough part: convincing american lawmakers. contaminated california. toxic waste dumped into state groundwater. what the state is doing now after our investigation. seeking the truth tough questions about a texas execution, how a judge was silenced for asking them. plus the great movement
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north. the african americans who paved the way and the trail-blazing painter who captured it. it. we begin with the iranian nuclear accord, a day after the deal reaction ask raging from euphoria to outright alarm. in tehran, a hero's welcome for iran's chief negotiator foreign minister zarif. a weary john kerry back on u.s. soil facing the oncing of america and america's lawmakers. mike viqueria. stwr josh >> reporter: josh earnest
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says it will there is no way to convince everyone that iran wants to make a deal. >> that's why our approach to these negotiations have been to distrust and verify. >> reporter: that distrust runs both ways. key points to the deal announced by the administration have not been publicly confirmed by iran. like how much low enriched uranium will the iran be able to keep? iran wants a boosting of its economy, could the sanctions could be reimposed if iran does not go through with the deal. >> the white house must balance its commitments to iran with the politics of congress where there's talk of more advantages not less. the white house is threatening a
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veto. >> if we were to put in place additional sanctions against iran it would cause our international coalition to fracture. >> and while the obama administration is pulling out all the stops to sell the deal as an historic break through at least one key ally, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu isn't buying it. >> now some say that the only alternative to this bad deal is war. that's not true. tropicalthere's a third alternative. standing firm, increasing the pressure on iran until a good deal is achieved. >> in announcing the accord president obama said this could be the moment iran turns the page. >> i.t. demonstrates that if iran -- it demonstrates that if iran complies, it could fulfill the aspirations of the iranian people. >> friday both president obama and secretary of state john
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kerry were on the phone with arab allies trying to head off opposition from iran's rivals. they see a more economically and politically powerful iran a threat to their security. >> that's why they are more skeptical and it's going to take more than a meeting to assure them that things will not change. especially meddling in arab affairs. >> mike viqueria, al jazeera washington. >> housan rouhani promises. >> many iranians took to the streets and the social media to
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separate this deal. our roxana saberi is here to explain. >> iranians i spoke to today say they hope the new deal will lead to the lifting of the sanctions and they hope that will improve iran's economy and their lives. on tehran's longest street, iranians celebrated the news of the nuclear deal. >> translator: i was very happy when i heard the news. many things were definitely improve relations between iran and europe and other countries will greatly improve and the pressure on the people will ease a little. >> on social media iranians posted videos and photos of their excitement. in the past years many iranians have suffered under sanctions and what many consider economic mismanagement. in 2013, iran's owl revenues fell 60%.
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iran's currency lost two-thirds of its value against the dollar. that made imports more costly and at one point inflation soared to 40%. raising the prices of housing clothing and food. the official unemployment rate is around 10%. but many economists believe the actual rate is much higher. experts still need to work out details of the nuclear deal and some iranians are skeptical. >> translator: if it's against our interests it's better it doesn't go through. >> reporter: but others hope that at the very least the deal will improve iran's relation he with the world. >> translator: i hope that iran will make progress every day. i hope this false image of iran will be erased and our international relationships will improve day by day. >> reporter: john i'm hearing that since the news of the deal has spread, prices of things like bread have already dropped.
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>> reporter: how people. >> how people have said this will help iranian -- u.s. relations? >> they are hoping that will improve. when i lived in iran a few years ago, they wanted improved relations even some still called the united states the great satan. >> thank you. government spent the day removing bodies from the scene at the university town of garisa. most were students, many singled out because of their religion. katherine soy has more. >> reporter: families in mourning. their loved ones were unexpectedly and brutally taken away. this truck has been used all
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days to take bodies from the university to the mortuary. at this military camp we find survivors, tired traumatized and some like this student with gunshot wounds. christine is packed and ready to be evacuated. she had heard -- she heard everything. >> they were telling the ladies to move out those who failed will be buried. you know what they did they moved out. they were surrendering. >> reporter: the men were treated more harshly. >> please don't kill me don't do this. they were just slaughtering them. >> and she hopes this is the last time she sees garrissa. >> what i saw i can't stand back no. >> reporter: police and the military continue to gather crucial evidence from the university compound.
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the siege ended as dramatically as it had started. those who are rescued are being bussed back to their homes. political leaders and security chiefs have arrived in the towns and are promising that security will be improved. >> we want to make sure their plan does not fall into place. in order to do that we have to recognize that it's no more business as usual. >> reporter: but those who live here has had all this before. >> the script is the same. an attack happens. we are reassured of security, security will be beefed up, some high profile group comes here from nairobi they land here, and this go back. only for this thing to happen a few days later. >> reporter: al shabaab fighters have been promising another spectacular attack. like the weathering westgate mall.
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>> authorities say andreas lubitz the flight data recorder shows lubitz set the autopilot to bring the plane down to 100 feet anden as the plane made its fatal descent more than once increased the speed. new jobs numbers employment growth was down in march after a year of steady increases. 126,000 joshes were created26,000 jobs were created last month says the labor department. analysts blame the harsh winter. now to california. reergtsregulators are drafting new
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rules to over groundwater. jennifer london talked to one of the top california regulators over this issue. >> reporter: john, is big oil poisons millions of gallons of water each day? >> so you're asking me to give you a yes or no answer on something that i don't know? so i think the right answer would be that i don't know. >> reporter: do you think you should know the answer to that question? >> documents show state regulators did know about the dumping and coming up next. jennifer london he shows us how the investigation put pressure on the state and what changes they are making now. now.
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celebration and condemnation, one day after iran agreed on a nuclear
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program. now it's up to the experts to draft an accord by june 30th. the president says the deal is just the first step towards building a new relationship with the world. beganbar naderi joins us on skype from tehran. beganbar, it's good -- ghanibar it's good to have you with us. >> people are extremely happy. it is the first day of the new year and there's an iranian pro verk that say a good year -- proverb that says, a good year is identified by the spring. this is the first day of the new year and we have this fantastic nuclear break through that has the full backing of the government, the people and of course, the leadership. that's why people are happy that's why they are celebrating they are dancing exchanging jokes, as if they have just won
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the world cup. >> it's great to be excited about it and i understand that many people are. but this deal, especially in the united states, has a long way to go. there are many in congress who oppose it and who have vowed to try to stop it and other countries including israel. so why is this extreme optimism after this announcement? >> let's get real, people have been happy because the deal has been signed 50 moderates. they were called reformers in the past now they are being called moderates and they would won the elections they are the ones that called the shots signed the deal or agreed on the deal and they are the ones that talked to the united states and its allies and they came up with this you know agreement interim agreement or the preliminary agreement and people are happy. as long as the hard liners were not the ones that pulled off
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this deal. >> what happened to the hard liners who used to run the country? >> they are alleging the government is not honest, what the deposit has told the people has not been what was written on that political agreement that has been read by president obama and john kerry and they want the government to come clear and have a perfect and single or word by word translation of the agreement so that the people here would know what has happened in switzerland. >> how is president obama viewed in iran? >> perfect. he's a good man everybody loves him and we know that he has been -- he has taken a huge political risk or gambit to normalize ties with iran and we know that congress is putting a lot of pressure on mr. obama and his team but he has done a fine job. he has saved the middle east
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from another unnecessary war between iran and god knows how many other countries and that is what is for. >> what impact, if the sanctions are lifted, what impact will it have on iran? >> it will be good. this is good news. if you have the sanctions lifted we will have better trade international trade we will have better imports and exports we will have better ideas being exchanged between iran and international traders and we will have a better banking system. >> can you give us a sense of the significance of this deal? if it does go through how does it compare to other major events in iran over the last 50 years? >> they believe this deal is more than just a nuclear agreement. it will open up our borders. we will have better engagement with the united states. we will have noirsed -- normalized ties. it will take time, it doesn't matter. as long as we have taken the first step we will have better relations with the united
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states. people remember are sick and tired with loss tilt with the united states because it last only brought isolation bad economy, -- economic performance and go knows how many other things. >> good to have you on the program. thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> now to the state of georgia a state where lawmakers have withdrawn a religious liberty bill at least for now. governor nathan diehl says the bill is too toxic. will lead to discrimination against gays, opponents feel. lawmakers in those states made changes to them. now tonight's special report on our fragile planet. oil companies in california dumping toxic waste into drinking aquifers. for months al jazeera has been
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investigated the practice. two weeks ago we revealed that state regulators allowed it to happen. that is despite claims to our jennifer lonld london that they didn't know about it. jennifer has more from los angeles. jennifer. >> john, in the same week that governor jerry brown issued unprecedented plans to curb water wasting some aquifers are pure enough to drink the problem the deadline to stop this from happening isn't immediate. it is months and sometimes two years down the road which means california's aquifers could continue to be at risk. you're looking at one of the biggest threats to california's drinking water. these videos show the dumping of
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millions of gallons of waste water from oil production including fracking into hundreds of unlined pits and underground aquifers in the central valley. this man's almond orchard is in this area. >> it's said sad to say there's some very serious cancer causing chemicals in the groundwater right now. >> reporter: while these videos exposed the dumping these documents revealed state regulators knew about it and allowed it to happen. >> they have allowed oil companies use our aquifers and garbage dumps. >> kathy segal. >> right now over 400 wells illegally dumping toxic water into aquifers in california of.
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the state has shut down so far only 23 much these wells. >> you are saying the oil and gas industry have known this all along? >> they have. and what we found out is that the entire oil and gas regulatory scheme in california is a sham. >> reporter: this letter to the federal environmental protection agency dated february 6th signed by the division of oil gas and gee owes thermal resources known as dogger, the division acknowledges that in the past it has approved uic in zones with aquifers lacking exemptions. we went to sacramento to get answers from dogger the state water board and governor jerry brown. dogger and the state water board also declined our request saying they already absenced questions in -- answer ed questions in a
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senate oversight committee meeting. >> reading and preparing for today, reading the articles, reading the reports i found my blood pressure getting rather high. >> reporter: then a surprise admission from the agency in charge of protecting california's water supply. >> we believe that any injection into the aquifers that are nonexempt has contaminated those aquifers. >> reporter: for its part an oil and gas industry organization after extensive testing it's clear no water supplies have been impacted by this situation. in our search for answers we first traveled to sacramento in december. and spoke with john pork rks borkovich. >> john, is business oil poisoning millions of gallons of water each day?
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>> so you're asking me to give you a yes or no answer on something that i don't know? so i think the right answer would be, that i don't know. >> do you think you should know the answer to that question? >> um -- >> because i think a lot of people are asking that question. a lot of californians are saying wait fracking is happening and we're worried about toxic water and where that water's going. >> i think that's a reasonable concern that people have. you know as a resident of california you should be. >> reporter: and plenty of californians are like farmer tom france, he says he believes regulators haven't been regulating on behalf of californians. >> so you don't think dogger is doing its job? >> dogger has never done its job. the agency is in place to sort of make sure that big oil gets what they need to make big profits. >> on the backs of farmers like yourself? >> yeah, on the backs of the whole -- on the backs of everyone, big oil has done what they please.
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>> the state's new emergency rules are expected to be in place next month. but again john the deadline to stop the dumping which is in violation of the federal safe water drinking act that isn't until up to two years. >> all right jennifer london, los angeles, thank you. cassie segal joins us. lets put aside the legal ramifications of all of this. what we heard from the oil industry is the water isn't contaminated and this is a bureaucratic problem. what do you say about that? >> that is absolutely incorrect. the state's top regulator has acknowledged that these underground drinking water aquifers have been contaminated. that's no surprise. but the industry and some state officials have been trying to down play the danger by confusing the migration of that contamination plume with the fact that the aquifers have been contaminated ant right now
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there is ongoing -- and right now, there is ongoing contamination from hundreds of wells operating all throughout the state. >> if the state law says you can't do it, why is it happening? >> well, that's an excellent question. it is completely unsafe. it is completely unacceptable and it is completely illegal. >> i mean state lawmakers state regulators have been called on the carpet by state lawmakers about this. this does sound like a bureaucratic problem in getting it fixed. i mean how do you go about fixing this? >> well, it's only common sense. and it's what the law requires, that the essential first step has to be to immediately shut down every illegal well to stop the ongoing damage. that's what the safe drinking water act which is the federal law which is our safety net for protecting the water we drink require, and yet under the
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state's plan, the contamination would continue for two years. and to make matters worse: during this time state officials would work with the oil industry to push through exemptions from the law for the affected areas to turn our drinking water aquifers into sacrifice zones for the oil industry and allow them to continue dumping indefinitely. >> so what you're saying is that illegal welings where this is occurring right -- wells where this is occurring right now where contaminated fluid is being injected into drinking water, into the aquifers that this is going to continue and it's not going to stop? >> well, under the state's plan that they announced this week, that's what they say they want to happen. they believe the emergency in their words is the risk of inconveniencing the oil
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industries and costing them inconvenience costs and lost profits. this is unacceptable. we are carefully weighing our legal option he right now and our growing coalition californians against fracking will not rest until every illegal well is shut down. >> all this in the middle of a severe, severe drought in california. cassie segal good to see you. coming up a texas judge fighting for justice. >> the scale of things that you're sorry about or sad about i guess that's just number 1. >> he's trying to clear the name for a man put to death for a crime he never committed. >> and five years marking the time from the latest mine disaster, the latest push to hold people accountable for the disaster.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america i'm john siegenthaler. texas execution. was an innocent father put to
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death? the former judge demanding answers. five years since the deadly explosion at the upper big branch mine. what has changed and what hasn't. last passover for a new york institution, the matso factory closing up and moving out. and art history a watershed moment for african americans preserved by a master painter. >> in 2004 cameron todd willingham was strapped to a gunny and put togurney and put to death by the state of texas. some said the state executed an innocent man. a texas judge tried find out the truth but was stopped in his tracks. now he's talking to al jazeera. heidi zhou-castro joins us from
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austin with a story she brought us last night. heidi. >> that's right john. we heard from the jailhouse foarnlt that ininformant testified that in 1992 willingham confessed to setting the fire. in fact he told me the confession told him by willingham never happened. he said it was all a lie. that's not all. in this case so full of 20ss and turns john -- twists and turns that willingham was to be exonerated. >> the state of texas texas texas has executed an innocent man. i don't know how much more he would have wanted. >> six years after the execution, an exoneration letter. this court l holds the state of texas wrongfully executed
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willingham. but the order never took effect. its author forced to stand by as the order faded to irrelevance. >> on the scale of things you're sorry about or sad about this is number 1. >> charlie baird a former texas judge. challenged the state's forensics, exoneration hearing included the testimony of this man among the nation's top fire investigators. >> we concluded that there was no credible evidence that the willingham fire was an arson fire. >> baird's court also considered the recantation of johnny webb, the jailhouse informant who told al jazeera in an exclusive interview that his stories about willingham's confessham's confession was a lie. >> did you talk to willingham
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before? >> no. >> did you know who willingham was? >> he said a prosecutor offered him a secret deal, sovereigning his own sentence in exchange for his own lightning of sentence. >> i straight up told what he told me to do. >> do you believe that jackson told him to tell the lie on the stand? >> i believe it because it's not just confirmed by what webb said. it's corroborated by the other letters and correspondence that he had where he obviously had a very close relationship with judge jackson. >> reporter: funneling the exoneration hearing in 2010, baird concluded that willingham was denied a fair trial. but even as he was ruling,
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willingham's attorneys were enengaged in another hearing. >> he went to a higher court. >> he went to a higher court. >> he walked out and went to the higher court and filed paperwork over there and asked me to stop the hearing. >> the appeals court was blocks away. it agreed to temporarily halt the proceedings and ruled baird would have to be examined for bias on the death pement. >> ipenalty. >> we had affirmed eight or ten cases for the death penalty when i was there. i certainly wasn't against it. >> his term on the bench ended days later and the exoneration order was invalidated. >> how often do you think back on this case? >> i think about it if not daily at least weekly. and it you know still saddens
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me. >> and then there was this. willingham's wife was invited to testify at the 2010 exoneration hearing. baird said she turned down the invitation and instead gave this press conference outside the courthouse. >> my ex husband murdered my daughters and just before he was executed he said he did it, and stood and watched while their tiny bodies wurnd. >> she said he made -- burned. >> she said he made that statement, but she also made other statements, that she thought he was innocent. it's up in the air. >> are you still convinced that willingham was innocent? >> i'm absolutely 100% convince they'd there was no arson in this case and without arson there is no case. there is no capital murder prosecution and there is no death penalty. >> so john, this case obviously remains confusing. but almost everyone would agree that the arson case has been
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resoundingly debugged. in fact the state's own forensics communication later reviewed that evidence and said there was no case for arson and those original findings were presented to governor rick perry's desk, never any indication that perry ever read the report and willingham was executed. >> is there still an effort to have willingham exonerated? >> there is, but they're looking at a long shot. last year the texas board of paroles denied a request. the fact is this state executes more than any other state or country. an official admission of a mistake being made, that would be disastrous of the state's reliance on the death penalty. it is very unlikely that any other judge would independently take on this case again.
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john. >> heidi zhou-castro, thank you. one of the longest serving death row inmates walked out of prison today. he was convicted of murdering fast food workers based on only evidence of bullets found at the scene. those bullets set him free. anyone convicted of this incident will have to answer to god. sarah brady has died, widow of james brady shot and paralyzed in the 1980 assassination attempt on ronald reagan's life. the bradies spent the last of their life to strengthen the nation's gun control laws. they were the guiding force between passage of the 1982
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brady handgun protection act. sarah brady died of pneumonia she was 73 years old. explosion killed 29 people at the upper big branch mine in west virginia. even now families are looking for justice. lisa stark has this story. >> tommy days of comes here nearly every day to the cemetery where his first son cory is buried. >> do you like coming up here? >> i feel i'm closer to him than i am anywhere. >> corey was the youngest to die. tommy managed to get out alive that day but what he suffered was almost unimaginable. he also lost his brother and nephew in the disaster. five years later his grief remains overwhelming. >> our days now is pretty much like it is. it's what you feel because you can't forget it. it just keeps coming and coming
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and coming. it's never-ending until that day we meet again. >> reporter: the pain is still raw at the corals household as well. >> dear hunting in -- deer hunting in these places, i've cried going and i've cried coming back. >> because he wasn't with you. >> he wasn't me. >> gary coral's only son gary wayne, was work at the spot where the disaster unfolded. >> i've always wondered why me? why me, you know. why should we have lost our son. >> reporter: family friend dustin ross was also in the mine but closer to the exit. >> the intensity that came was just indescribable. there's just all kinds of debris and you know floating through -- flying through air i should say. >> investigators determined a spark from a coal-cutting
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machine ignited methane gas. that small fire touched off a massive explosion. >> we had to yell to hear and we kind of like held onto each other and you know walked our way, you know, back to daylight. >> ross who bears the psychological scars of that day recently injured his eye in a mining accident. he's working coal again to support his family but not near whitesville west virginia. where memorials and memories are too fresh. >> seeing the reminders of it every day is you know kind of hard to get closure. sometimes you just want to get away from it. >> the upper big branch mine was owned by massey energy and had racked up more than 500 federal safety violations the year before the explosion.
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federal vectors blamed the blast on a quote basic safety violations and found massey valued production over safety. families of the 29 miners who are memorialized here outside one of the mine entrance he ares are anxious for justice. 4 massey executives have already gone to jail and the former ceo goes to trial later this month. former ceo don blankenship faces conspiracy to violate mine safety rules. >> he know about everything that went on over there. yet for him not being the man he should have been and the chief and step up and push the button and say stop let's make it safe for these men he let them men die that day. >> reporter: blankenship has
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pleaded not guilty. in a youtube film he funded, he painted himself as a pioneer and the national gas explosion. >> i'm smart enough to know that keeping your coal miners safe and not having accidents is very profitable. those who think very badly on me and see that i'm solely focused on profit should understand that i also understand that profit can only be derived from safe coal mines. >> gary corals was in court the day blankenship was charged. >> i hope he gets found guilty and he has to spend quite a bit of time in jail. >> reporter: the upper big branch mine never reopened. massey energy was bought out by another firm which closed the mine. but there's no closure for families. >> i go to the graveyard, i sit in front of the chair drop and i talk i say daddy's still selling it, daddy always still
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fighting for you boy and i'll continue until i think justice has been served. >> lisa stark, al jazeera near whitesville, west virginia. >> changes could be coming to how homes are built in new jersey and the impact could reach all over the united states. in january a is fast-moving fire destroyed a new jersey apartment building and as we reported the type of wood used in the construction might have helped spread the water faster. light wood is cheaper than solid wood and architects in new jersey are taking a closer look. >> this is material that does typically better than very quickly because of the amount of glues that are used in this to compress the material and hold it together. the task force was formed one to kind of get the straight story out there. to be able to explain to the public that you can't just take any old piece of material, put
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it into a building, use it any way you want. the building code requires you to do certain things to use that material. >> light weight wood is used to build more than a half of all the new homes accreditation cross this across this country. fire destroyed a warehouse district in louisville, kentucky. thousands of people work there no one was hurt. today is good friday of course the days most christians mark the crucifixion of jesus. pope francis held two services in commemoration of the last hours of jesus's life. the pope spoke of persecuted christians around the world and prayed for all victims of war saying they carried the cross of suffering as jesus did. today also coincides with a major jewish holiday passover,
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jews are remembering the biblical exodus from egypt. carried water from a mountain spring used to bake unleavened bread caught matso. now matso factory will be moving. the new beginning marks the end of their employment. it is the subject of tonight's first person report. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> second night you have to figure it out. you add more water they take off water. three have to do it on the consistency of the flour. but when it's really nice, it's
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flat, burns evenly, it breaks easily. i've seen these guys working here in the window. exactly the way they're doing now. so i came in and i said, doesfully of these guys have any work in here and the guys came out to me, not right now and the old man that was standing here, i didn't know whoa was at the time but he came rung up behind me, as i was exiting. he said hey italian kid you want a job here? come work now. most of my working here is just coming to work to be with the guys. we hanging around with the fell lastfellas. we do what we got to do. that's what it's about you know. you come to work even though you see the same people every day the past 33 years you know, it's like, that's something to look forward to every day.
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now when i wake up in the morning, i'm not going to have anything to look forward to. it's unfortunate that our company is on the brink of closing. they want a bigger space new ovens, they want to modernize they want to move to another location where they can put everything into one building. the 90 years that we've been here you know, it's like now it doesn't account for anything. you see they are taking away a piece of the history in the neighborhood you know, and it's not a small piece. it's really a big chunk. i mean, i don't know what to say about it. it's really sad. i'm going to miss a lot of the guys around here. you know just a matter of money is what it is. just a matter of money. i won't be able to go to jersey because it's going to cost me, at least half of my check just to get out there. you know is so funny what am i
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going to put on my resume, what are your past jobs? summer job job at school? well at least i got one place to work, i mean i been here for 33 years. i hope they give me a job based on that. >> the manhattan factory was sold to a real estate developer. there's a lot more on this weekend's holidays coming up in our next hour. antonio mora is here with a look at that antonio. >> john on this good friday we are going to take a look at christianity in china. you may not believe it but there are at least 67 million practicing christians in china. it makes the faithful in china the seventh largest group of crifntle in thechristians in the world. >> we are human beings, not anymore, so when we have gather enough for food we are always thinking that why the value of
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the life? what is the value of the life? >> and we'll take you inside the world's largest bible factory it is there in atheist china. it is publishing the good book in 90 languages 24 hours a day. that's all coming up in the next hour. >> all right antonio, thank you. coming up next, he was a groundbreaking african american artist. >> there's a sense of people struggling towards a better life. >> honoring the work of jacob lawrence. plus rags to riches on youtube. how the child of immigrants became a multimillionaire.
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>> in tonight's friday arts segment. the work of jacob lawrence, his work described the life of struggling african americans. full of color compassion and above all hope. the curator of the whitney museum explains. >> jacob lawrence is an aplaysing artist. he came to harlem with his family in the 1920s. it was the time of african american cultural, a time of incredible poverty but also incredible hope. he began as a painter and already at the age of 20 he'd done a -- he did these remarkable series that were unusual in combining word and image. he would pick as his subject matter heroes from african american history. he did frederick douglas harriet tubman. they were visual stories. so for example his migration
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series which is probably his most famous piece is composed of 60 panels that tell the story of the african american migration from the south to the north. very poignant images, heartbreaking stories about racial violence and trouble. but there's a sense of people struggling towards a better life. but the thing that distinguished lawrence even during that period is that lawrence, one he picked historical epics but also his work was never divisive. he told a people about his people in a way that communicated their perseverance and their inner strength. he really believed that he was painting the are beauty of people's struggle to better themselves. in many ways his work stayed the same as he aged. there is a remarkable consistency, the union of modernism and realism as we call it. an artist who created bridges
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not only told the stories of african american history but told the story of african americans and caucasians working together. that struggle towards something the possibility of a better future was something he hoped his work would communicate. >> jacob lawrence's migration series is currently under display at the american museum of art. a nine day cross country trek driving itself. built by delphi automotive, to steer through traffic and brake. delphi's chief technology office says it will probably be another ten to 15 years before self-driving cars are actually ready for the public. estee lawdee lauder and max factor
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are in makeup but -- >> michelle phan is not just a youtube guru. a simple tutorial posted on youtube in 2007 has been viewed 11 million times. >> i've been working nonstop since i post they'd first video. i might become really emotional and cry and be scared at the same time, you know, be scared of losing something so amazing. >> well, i help some of things up for you. lancome called, google called, you went to paris. >> they are the steppingstones to what -- to something bigger that i believe hopefully that i can accomplish in the future.
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and this is why this year i'm dedicating a lot of my time working towards girls education. >> i'm going to jump in here because you're being a little humble. you're not just helping people and helping students get educated. you just traveled the globe with the first ladies of the united states. >> michelle joined mrs. obama in japan as part of the let girls learn initiative. a program that helps adolescent girls worldwide attend and complete school. >> it was a wonderful experience. michelle obama told me her daughters loved my work and they are pretty excited part of the reasons why i came with michelle obama on this trip which i'm very grateful for. >> now michelle wants her followers, she calls them dreamers, to do what she did. they can come in any time to her studio and space time and equipment is free of charge.
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>> i want to leave behind a road map for any of my dreamers to follow so they can again take care of their family, pursue what they love and live a fulfilling life where they feel like they're not just going into a job and doing a 9 to 5. they're doing something to play and experiment and learn more about themselves. >> who are the dreamers? define what dreamers are. >> these are the people that we need to empower in this world because they will be the one who can actually make a radical change in society. are these people, dreamers. >> are you still dreaming? >> yeah, of course. i'm always going to be a dreamer. i always dream to shoot for the stars. if i'm not there yet then i'm still dreaming. >> sarah hoye, al jazeera, los angeles. >> you can see more of sarah hoye's report on "america tonight" at 10 eastern 7 pacific. now our freeze frame picture. brooklyn bridge, millions of
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christians around the world commemorating the final moments of jesus's life. that's our broadcast. thanks for watching. i'm john siegenthaler. i'll see you back here on monday. the news continues next with antonio mora. .
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turning a new page in iran. >> whatever we have told the world, whatever we have promised or will prompts in the nuclear talks we'll stand by our promise. >> despite the talk of cooperation in iran israel's benjamin netanyahu puts forth a new demand. a nuclear jordan, aman signs a the deal to build its first nuclear powerpoint. we'll talk about the spread of nuclear energy in the middle