cases there was language of in tent, but the details matter and how those details are interpreted are going to be subject of negotiation. it's not accurate to suggest that and i don't think my team has ever suggest that had somehow everything's all done and it's just a matter of writing it up. this is a situation in which we have a framework that is if implemented powerful and will achieve our goal in making sure iran doesn't have a nuclear weapon but the details make a big difference, how they're structured and i guarantee you there will be some tough negotiations around that, and that's what i said the first day when we announced that we had an agreement and that's what we'll continues to, so there's really no contradiction here. keep in mind that when we started this process off even
with the interim agreement when we signed the jpoa way back at the beginning of this whole thing, there was a similar back and forth in terms of interpretation about how this is going to be implemented the iranians saying that is not true and we were saying this, and but once we actually got through negotiations it turned out that we had something that was substantial that was subject to review by everybody involved and that has proven to be highly effective, even by the assessments of critics of the policy like the israelis. they've said yeah, this actually has worked, iran has abided by the agreement. in fact now they're suggesting why don't we just stay here, it's worked so well, despite the fact that they made almost the fact same argument they're making now about the final deal, but, you know, consistency is the hob goblin of narrow minds.
cuba. i will tell you we did not get into the level of detail, karen that you just described and i'm impressed with how many details you seem to be aware of. as i said before, the state span ored of terrorism recommendation will be coming to me. i will read it, i will review it. there's a process whereby if in fact i accept those recommendation congress has an opportunity to review it, as well and it will be there for people to see. i think that the concerns around the embassy are going to be mostly on the cube that side. they haven't dealt with an american embassy in cuba in quite some time, and, you know,
changing in this way is i'm sure an unsettling process. you know, we're accustomed to this. we've gone through now a number of times where with china and with vietnam and other countries. we reopened diplomatic relates and we understand i think are familiar with how that gets done in a way that's consistent with improving diplomatic relations over the long term. this is probably a more profound shift for them than it is for us but we stand ready to move forward. we're confident that it can lead to an improved dialogue, and our bottom line at the end is that is can lead to an improved set of prospects for the cuban people i'll say just in closing to all the people here from
latin american countries, thank you for this extraordinary opportunity. i want to thank the people of panama. i am very optimistic about this region and the main reason i'm optimistic about this region is because which its people. they are extraordinary and it is a great gift to the united states to be able to have such strong friends and partners in tackling many of the challenges that we have in common. thank you very much. >> that was president obama speaking in panama city, panama at the summit of the americas. he had an historical meeting today with cuban penalty castro, speaking on that issue but took several questions from the media rewarding iran and more specifically the political framework that the p5 plus one group and iran has worked out in relation to trying to prevent iran from getting a nuclear deal. the deadline for that comes up at the end of june, but right
now we want to concentrate an what he said more in relation to cuba. president obama announced they wouldingtheywould be easing sanctions. he said that despite the two sides having differences america stands firm on values of human rights. cuba has been notorious on human rights violations through the years. he believes this is a turning point for cuba and the u.s. and also the entire region in central and latin america saying this reflects a new era of american engagement in the region. we will talk more about this subject and right now let's go back to panama city. david has been covering the event over the past couple of days. i wonder the sense people had there and around the meeting today between president obama and president castro, obviously a lot of anticipation and we did hear from both presidents speak
today. >> this was really the cuba-u.s. summit here, what everybody was focusing in on. you had president maduro and president kirchner from argentina but the real focus was what happened today. one cannot underemphasize the significance of it. keep in mind the last time two formal heads of state of these countries occurred back in 1958 between general bautista and the president dwight d. eisenhower. it's been a half century of frozen relations 2007 these two countries that did in some ways come to an end with the historic handshake. cuba's president castro and want president obama. president obama negotiating with iran and that pending deal and what has happened today in cuba. however, this is a summit of
largely symbolic significance. we haven't seen a lot of movement. cuba did not come off the list of state sponsored terrorism a sticking point in terms of raising those prospective flags. cuba wants those flags it creates a sense of permanence for the business community. that is a cash strapped nation and they want micro finance that president obama brought up in december when he talked about normalizedding relations. obama speaking to the press multiple times today met with raul castro for about an hour. >> we have different views about how society should be odors and we are not going to stop talking about issues of human rights and freedom of assembly and freedom of the press not because we think we are perfect and every country has to mimic us exactly but because there are a set of universal principles for which
we stand. >> now, you know, when you look at -- when you look at the human rights track record of cuba, obviously that has been a checkered history over the years and has not improved dramatically so. that is where criticism and miami will be loud. senator marco rubio set to make a big announcement this week, whether this will be his presidential bid. obviously the symbolism of the president of the united states shaking the hand of raul castro will be something choreographed in terms of that announcement when it happens. what's interesting about what raul castro has said today everything is on the table. that's something we haven't heard from a cuban leader in the past. >> we heard from president obama and president castro on several occasions throughout the day there in panama city in what was evident each time me spoke, they were very complimentary of one
another. we want to share comments that raul castro made relative to president obama. let's take a listen. >> our countries have a long and complicated history but we are willing to make progress in the way the president has described. we can develop friendship between our two peoples. we shall continue advancing in the meetings which are taking place in order to reestablish releases between our countries. >> when you hear from president castro it sounds so much different than when his brother was speaking about american presidents and raul castro said none of this going on between the countries is president obama's fault, it was the president's prior. how is that overseeing of emotion and complimentary speaking between these two gentlemen at the summit. >> that is an interesting point. you see president maduro saying
i don't trust obama but i respect him. you see castro talking about obama's humble beginnings and how the two can find mutual ground. president obama is wildly popular in cuba. there is a diplomatic dance being played, but also played to some of the local populations that these respective heads of state have to address at home. this is a different kind of presidency. this is a president that was obviously born after those sanctions were lobbed against cuba and we're coming at it from two really differently sides of the coin here, and yet it seems like there seems to be some common ground being forced here in panama. whether that will last and what that means in terms of normalizing relations we haven't got detail here. this summit is big on kim bollism, but a lot of questions sometime. >> at the summit of the americas
today president obama speaking with cuban president castro. we want to continue with assistant director of the latin america center at atlantic council, joining us from washington d.c. i wonder your immediate reactions to the comments you heard today from the president of the united states and also the president of cuba. >> absolutely. well my immediate reaction is that this is a total shift in rhetoric. this is a seismic shift in the way that cuba and the united states talk about one another to have the president have cuba say that the president of the united states is someone he respects and say he is an honest man is really really different and raul castro is separating obama from a whole history of the relationship with the united states in order to say this is a new day a a new negotiating partner and that's why it's legitimate for us to move
forward. he said the u.s. is not in the business of regime change. of course, the history that goes back between these two countries has everything to do with that, going back to the bay of pigs in 1961 and that's why fidel castro was so vehemently opposed to the u.s. are they as cautiously optimistic as president obama said that he is today that this will lead to different future not only for the two governments, but also for the people in cuba? >> we saw the new policing that were announced made very clear that we no longer have a policy of regime change in cuba and
that's very new after five decades of trying to change the regime in cuba, but instead we're going to work with that regime and i think we're going to have a lot more success in gaining. five decades of isolation and we still have the same regime, the same issues going on there so there's absolutely a shift toward saying perhaps engagement is going to help us achieve those goals better. >> as we heard david report just moments ago it feels as if the summit is really between the u.s. and cuba, all eyes on what happens there but venezuela president nicolas maduro is trying to get his voice heard as it receipts between the relations between the u.s. and his country. let's hear some of his comments from the summit in panama city. >> president obama has commit the aggression and i say with all diplomatic respective to say that he cannot keep me quiet. i have brought with me 11 million signatures which will be delivered through diplomatic
channels that i am here in the name of 30 million venezuelans to demand he repeal the decree that threatens venezuela. >> that decree to which the president maduro was referring brands venezuela as a threat to u.s. security and certain individuals accused of human rights abuses. do you think that the president will have as much willingness to talk to the president of venezuela not necessarily at this summit but in the future in that the president is dealing with venezuela? >> yes, i do, the president engages with cuba and iran, really just calling into question how this country handles sanctions he's definitely taking a new approach to that. on top of that, something president obama mentioned that is very important to understand about the relationship with cuba is that this is not just about a bilateral relationship, but about the u.s. relationship with
the region as a whole. >> president obama hasn't received the support he thought he would. he's definitely going to want to look for a way forward to repair a relationship, strengthen the relationship with venezuela and that's going to be a priority for him as he looks to strengthen relationship with the rest of the region. >> absolutely. thank you so much for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> our news here will continue, much more news ahead including a dire situation earlier today at the capitol in washington. stay with us. you're watching al jazeera. . i think people recognize that if you keep on doing something for 50 years and it doesn't work you should try something new, so the american people don't need to be persuaded that this is in fact the right thing to do. i recognize that there's still
>> welcome to al jazeera america. gunfire in washington d.c. today shut down the capitol building just before 2:00 p.m. reports of shot fired on the west front of the u.s. capitol building had the entire area on lockdown. police checked a suspicious package on the terrace of the building. the shooter was a suicide and nothing dangerous found inside the package. the lockdown was called a precautionary measure and lasted to hours. >> a news conference today at the summit of americas, president obama said hillary clinton would make a great president. today in new york city, local politicians and democratics
gather in anticipation of hillary clinton's announcement to run for president for the second time. according to multiple reports hillary is expected to make that announcement around noon sunday. libby casey takes us through hillary's past political career and what it means for her in the future and the race for the white house. >> she's been in the public eye for a quarter century her early days on the campaign trail defending her husband, bill clinton in his run for president. america knows a lot about hillary rodham clinton. >> we've gotten to know very well from her roles but it can be a drawback, because this is somebody who our view of her is kind of commented at this point. >> as first lady, hillary
clinton garnered controversy trying to create a universal health care plan. >> i've been change the president's task force on health care since we came to washington. >> it went up in flames and critics complained about her role. she stood by her husband during years of real estate investigations in the failed white water investigation and during the lewinsky sex scandal. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman ms. lewinsky. >> as the clintons left the white house after two materials hillary stepped out on her own political feet elected in 2000 as senator of new york, the first presidential spouse to serve in congress. a presidential run ended when she was beaten by a freshman senator from illinois, barack obama. >> although we weren't able to shatter that highest hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you it's got about 18 million cracks in it. >> clinton went on to campaign
for obama and serve as his secretary of state gisting more than 100 countries and traveling nearly a million miles. the low point an attack on benghazi libya republicans blamed clinton's leadership, but she defended herself. >> the fact is we had four dead americans was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk one night deciding they'd go kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again senator. >> clinton has been out of public service for two years focusing on the clinton foundation, becoming a grandmother and dipping into politics but controversy has continued to dog her over been gassy presidential emails. >> looking back, it would have been better if i simply used a
second email account and carried a second phone but at the time, this didn't seem like an issue. >> she may have to reinvent herself again to win over voters. >> you have to show that you are a human being that there is a human side. >> now at 67, she would be the oldest person to hold office if she wins. >> n.r.a. are promises to defender gun rights and roll back restrictive gun laws. >> the 70,000 people who throng the hall demonstrated the potent block, those who see gun ownership as a hallowed tradition. people like this young marry from arkansas who owns four handguns. >> more for protection.
i don't hunt. i leave that to my husband but i do more practice shooting than anything else. >> many complain about the medias distortion of their motives. >> they don't want to use the firearm, they want it just in case to protect their family. that's a big misconception is there's a bunch of crazy people out there shooting stuff up and that's not the case. >> while most of the crowd was here to see the guns and gear, the nine republican hopefuls were here to tell them they would preserve the right to guns and expand the rights. >> it is inaccusable that in washington the constitutional right to bear arms is constantly in jeopardy. that's why i took action last month to roll back d.c.'s restrictive gun laws. >> he and others broadened their
measures to say that barack obama has been too lenient with adjustment global power. >> why don't you focus more on keeping weapons out of the hands of islamic terrorists and less out of the hands of law abiding americans? >> with obama's term in office drawing to an end the canned dates warned their audience that hillary clinton in the white house would be even worse for gun owners. >> the funeral for an african-american man fatally shot by a-wise police officer is underway in south carolina. video of the funeral was shown on a monitor outside for the large crowd that gathered to pay their respects. scott was unarmed and shot eight times after fleeing a traffic stop a week ago. the police officer involved has been fired and charged with murder. >> in boston, a police officer returned home from the hospital after being shot in the face and critically injured at a traffic stop two weeks ago.
john moynihan was shot after he and five fellow gang unit officers stopped a car. the driver shot him and fired at the other officers. the officers returned fire and killed the man. moynihan will continue recovery and rehabilitation from home. >> bird flu has been found in two families in south dakota. 1,000 turkeys will be killed to prevent the disease from spreading. this brings the total of farms affected to 22. the outbreak has affect 1.2 million birds in the midwest. the risk to public health is considered low. >> in california tonight the battle over vaccinations could impact the rest of the country. a bill would force most parents to have their children vaccinated. >> a controversial california bill that would require children be vaccinated before attending school passed its first test wednesday, winning legislative approval in committee after
hours of debate. >> just for the safety of everybody's children, everybody should be vaccinated. >> i don't think it's a good idea because i think it should be the parents' choice. >> the measure blocks parents from opting out of vaccines due to personal belief. >>. supporters say the rise in whooping cough cases is the reason why. >> we can't worry about catching a disease like measles. >> opponents aren't sold. >> we out to have policies that encourage full vaccination full coverage but that's not going to happen until we have safe vaccines. >> i think forcing children to do anything is not right. parents should be ail to raise a child according to their beliefs. >> all 50 states require measles vaccinations for students. 19 states give the choice based
on medical or religious reasons. an outbreak linked to disneyland put the golden state at the center of the fight. california has several communities with a high concentration of parents lieu opted out of vaccinations, including marin county in california. a doctor blames vaccinations for his autism. >> i have a stepson who developed autism after a full set of shots. he hit 105 for five days and that was the last he was really connected to what was going on. >> there is no credible scientific evidence that vaccinations somehow overload a child said immune system, but the belief persists and dr. hicks i guess south after by parents who share his views. >> what i see my job as is to figure out what the parents really want and what they believe and then support them in that because if a parent
believes these vaccines are going to create a problem they may create a problem. >> other doctors like nelson blanco decided to turn away toddlers who are not vaccinated. >> our duty is not only to the patient in our office, but really to the entire community and to the many patients in our practice who could not be immunized against the measles. >> supporters of the bill say parents could still choose to not vaccinate. >> you have a choice still whether to vaccinate your child or not however that choice has consequences if you decide not to vaccinate your child, you can sometime do that, you'll just have to homeschool your child so they are not with other children where they will be able to in effect them. >> mississippi and west virginia have the strictest slam seen rooms in the country. >> coming up on aljazeera america, the united nations close a large refugee camp giving half a a million somalis
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differences have been ironed out and a new era has begun. david looks back at the relationship between the united states and cuba. >> the year was 1994. o.j. simpson was arrested, the sitcom friends launched on nbc and nelson mandela became south africa's first democratically elected president. 1994 was the first summit of the americas in miami. >> future generations will look back on the miami summit as a moment when the course of history in the americas changed for the better. >> it was a gathering of heads of state from across the western hemisphere to forge closer strategies and partnerships. to understand why head back in time to when fidel castro first assumed power. a new year's day 1959, castes
guerilla army entered the cuban capitol, out of thing bautista. it wasn't long before cuba's relationship with its northern neighbor began to sour. the u.s. grew concerned when castro ordered the execution of 4,000 bautista supporters. the last straw came in 1960, when castro seized private land and nationalized businesses owned by u.s. corporations. washington responded by imposing trade restrictions on cuba and eventually severing diplomatic ties on january 3 1961. now fast forward half a century later. president obama on december 17 2014 announced the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with cuba, and began easing travel and trade restrictions. he explained his reasoning to
tomas friedman at the new york times. >> for us to test the possibility that engagement leads to a better outcome for the cuban people, there aren't that many risks for us. it's a tiny little country. >> while the u.s. trade embargo is still very much in place cuba was for the first time in history invited to the summit of the americas. >> here in panama city, panama is where that summit is taking place and it's a big deal for cuba. with falling oil prices and less deceased oil fromming from venezuela, that country's on the ropes. the summit is not only an opportunity to broker new diplomacy, but a chance for president castro to say cuba is open for business. >> it legitimizes cuba in terms of the u.s. business community. cuba is back and the u.s. is back in terms of its interest, but more so immediately for
cuba. those images help cuba with the rest of the world. >> that's likely to draw the ire of those saying cuba is now being rewarded despite doing little to address human rights abuses. the move should currie favor in a region long called for giving cuba a spot at the table whether or not they agree with the ways castro governs his country. al jazeera at the summit of the americas in panama city. >> as president obama seeks to turn the page with cuba tensions with venezuela ever reemerged. during president nicolas maduro's speech, he railed against the united states, saying efforts to normalize relations depends on the u.s. repealing financial and travel restrictions. president obama was not present for his remarks. the white house imposed sanctions on senior officials last month for human rights abuses. >> now to the war in yemen the
so you had led coalition stepped up airstrikes around sanna. the most recent strikes targeted military camps and incidentlations loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh. attacks on the saudi border killed two saudi officers and two wounded. it's been 17 days since the operation began. we have more. >> there's been no let up in the fighting. the war in yemen is in its 17th day and the front line increasingly unclear. in the neighborhood of aden, witnesses speak of street battles between supporters of embattled president adou rabbo mansour hadi and houthi fighters. the houthis are the target of an intense aerial bombing campaign by a saudi-led coalition. airstrikes hit a camp under the control of fighters loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh, who also backs the houthis. the coalition released these
military pictures which is says shows the bombing of a stadium in aden that was being used as a houthi ammunition storer. >> the use of schools and sports stadiums and civilian incidents likes is evidence of the abnormal behavior of these groups and the actions that are intended to damage the daily life of citizens and the infrastructure. >> the houthis reportedly have presence now in over half of yemen's 22 provinces. they also have a firm grip on the capitol, where thousands of people turned up to this march in support. >> we, the yemeni people came to take part to refuse the brutal act of aggression on the people of yemen. the people are yemen are peaceful and the attacks waged on it by saudi arabia, i consider these an occupation of our land. >> concern is growing about the humanitarian impact of the war. two planes carrying international aid have arrived in yemen for the first time
since the airstrikes began bringing enough medical and surgical equipment to treat a thousand people. >> these 35.6 tons of medical supplies but also generators and enough material to fix the broken water system. >> the saudi-led coalition is trying to help president hadi return to the country. he fled to saudi arabia last month. not all the kingdoms allyion back the military campaign. pakistan's parliament voled to stay out of the airstrikes, offering to mediate a solution instead. al jazeera. >> in syria at least eight people were killed and dozens injured early saturday after rebels shot a neighborhood. after the shelling, a gunship targeted a market. the u.n. is planning to undertake an urgent mission to
damascus. the crisis in syria has been compounded by isil's advances into yarmouk on the outskirts of the capitol. >> the u.n. sentenced syrian government will do everything possible to make sure of safety fortress dents in the yarmouk camp. >> we'll have more covering of the refugee crisis and take a deeper look at the deepening humanitarian situation that is impacting millions of lives. >> authorities in afghanistan are investigating why students were hospitalized. the students fell unconscious after eating beans sold by a vendor outside the school. they were told to eat the beans as it would help them pass their exams. the vendor has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning the food.
>> al shabab fighters attacked a kenyan university to killed 148. a camp is one of the world's large evident sheltering more than 600,000 refugees, mostly who fled six war. >> the camps were constructed in the early 1990s and cover an area of 55 square kilometers. by 2011 with more than half a million displaced people living there, it is rewarded as the largest refugee camp in the world. the vast majority of somali refugees and in 2013, an agreement between kenya somalia agreed for the volunteer repatriation back to somalia. there have been tensions over the camp in the past. kenyan authorities have been taking actions against militias for years. al shabab have killed more than 400 people in kenya in the past
years, including 67 during the attack and siege of any roy's shopping mall. the killing of 148 kenyan university students in garissa earlier this month was the tipping point described as a game changer compare able to the 9/11 attacks in new york changed u.s. foreign policy. notwithstanding the 2013 repatriation deal, kenya's government entered this evict notice to shift the camp back into the borders of somalia itself. if the deadline isn't met its forces will move in and dismantle the camp. >> to france, indian prime minister made a visit to airbus headquarters as part of a transatlantic tour to strengthen types with india's western partners. airbus announced that it was ready to manufacture helicopters, satellite and military transport planes in
india. an estimated 1500 women in i'd were suggested to a procedure until the 1980's that cut through the pelvis. it allowed for babies to be delivered more easily, many without consent. many of them are now demanding compensation. >> this is what it looks like a woman's pelvis oiled up, ireland's blunt alternative to cesarean section widely believed to have been endorsed by the catholic church for women to have more and more babies left women incontinent and unable to walk. hundreds of surviving women were crippled in their own hospitals. >> all doctors consultants object city trigs surgeons. >> the question now is in who's interest has the scheme been constructed, after all any woman who accepts compensation
signs away her right to take any other legal action against anyone in rider down from the state itself to any doctor or religious in stukes. that looks a built like protecting the abusers. >> it's extremely difficult to understand why women in their 70's and 80's to have abused and that's been accepted by a retired judge and offered money should in addition be expected to indemnify the very people who have abused them and the institution that have stood over that abuse. >> lawyers suggested the judge thought the women might have been inventing symptoms. >> when you've had women crying in front of you 80 years old talking about sexual
dysfunction, about how they do not bond with their children were desperate. >> she said she wouldn't put much store from the women. she flows back the claim saying she wants proof. >> the department of health said judge clark hadn't raise said the issue of women making false claims and she said she couldn't. he to us while assessing the claims. >> what it boils down to is the responsibility of the state to its own citizens. true enough, all these operations happened in the 20th century but many people here belief that if ireland is to move forward there should be a reckoning and people held responsible. >> two thirds of the survivors have received the bare minimum. >> 50,000 euros for women who spent a lifetime, decades of pain agony life's disruption is quite shocking. >> the irish church, state and medical professions have protected themselves from even having to explain why women had
this done to them in childbirth and women themselves are the ones forced to offer the protection. that can hardly feel like justice. al jazeera dublin. >> still ahead on aljazeera america, an aids outbreak. how a piece of america's hard land is now the hard of an epidemic. >> assessing the damage and starting the cleanup from the deadly tornado into indiana. >> after a week of severe weather, things are quieting down but we have one hot spot to talk about tonight. more on that after this. we're seeing this again and again, with the letter by the 47 senators, who communicate directly to the supreme leader of iran, the person they say can't be trusted at all, warning him not to trust the united states government. we have mitch mcconnell trying to tell the world don't have confidence in the u.s.
outbreak were there but that little was done to stop it. >> jeannie has struggled watching her hometown change. >> they are such good people in austin and there -- see i get tore up, sorry guys. >> and loved ones die. >> i've had five family members pass away from drug overdoses. >> you yourself. >> yes so it's pretty dear to my heart. >> so dear, she now works as a nurse, joining what she sees as a fight for the town's life. austin indiana only has 4,000 people but this piece of the american heartland is at the heart of an epidemic, facing the state's worst outbreak of h.i.v. ever. 89 cases in just four months, 17 times more than a typical year. >> how easy was it for you to get this drug? >> pretty easy. >> much of it by a raging drug problem.
>> it's become austin's favorite past time, because, you know, just -- >> a long time alcoholic he says last year he began using the town's drug of choice, a prescription pain killer that addicts illegally cook and inject. dirty needles spread disease. he caught hepatitis c. and said it's a miracle he didn't get h.i.v. >> you didn't think about h.i.v. >> i didn't think about h.i.v., to be honest. >> austin could be any rural town in america factory jobs began drying up years ago, one in five now live in poverty. >> so you've got problems and things. >> with only seven officers, the police chief struggles to contain the crime in a town plagued by abandoned homes. >> what do you say to people when they say chief there's a drug problem here, why didn't you stop it? >> we're aware of i have the and
if we could stop it here, we'd stop it everywhere. there's no magic wand. we fight it every day. it's a war. >> we have signed today an executive order. >> the governor recently declared a public health emergency. >> to stop this live outspread in its tracks. >> teams of workers set up a command center to offer testing doctors and counseling. even police officers were retrained on handle h.i.v. patients offering them new tools and calming words. >> i have worked with hundred the of people with h.i.v., and i don't have h.i.v. >> all badly needed support that many here worry will disappear when the governor said order expires in 30 days. >> from the indiana state department of health, when it pulls out, i don't know where we'll be left. it's scary. >> state budget cuts in 2013 shut down a planned parenthood continue nick, one of the area's few h.i.v. testing centers.
the town only has one doctor, will come cook. >> we could have averted this by addressing the drug problem five, 10 years ago but we didn't and now we're seeing the end result of that. >> it's an end result the state health department insists was impossible to predict. >> in a perfect world, we would have all services available in all counties, but state budget and the reality is that that's just not the way it is. >> people are saying the health department kind of ignored this county and this problem. >> i would say to that that the health department works with all 92 local health departments. >> she says the state is here for the long haul devoting resources and launching programs like needle exchange where workers give clean needles for dirty once. it got off to a slow state. the state health department spokeswoman stand the interview. >> that's all i have to say. >> why hasn't that started yet?
>> we have to end the interview. >> you're ending the interview now? >> i am. we have another reporter, i'm sorry. >> you don't want to talk about the needle exchange program? >> many in town appreciate the health department said work. >> i'm trying to make a bad situation into a good situation. >> joe is getting counting through his church and people. >> why do you do this? >> it can be your family member, it could be mine, that's why. >> neighbor helping neighbor in a town struggling with far more than a disease. >> that was jonathan bets reporting. the needle exchange program is up and running the state's goal is two weeks with no new h.i.v. cases. once that happens many worry the help will end. >> residents of tornado hit fairdale illinois are being allowed back in after a direct hit from a tornado. those affected were bussed in this morning to assess the
damage. >> i don't know how they survived. from the looks of the house they were hiding in the bathroom. it's just a slab. the bathroom was on the other side of the house whether they found them. >> eight tornadoes tore through in thursday's storms. the strongest tornado hilt this area claiming two lives injuring 22. homes were destroyed nearly every building in town was damaged. we have the latest update on the weather. with the tornadoes it wasn't just the number, but severity of tornadoes. >> that particular tornado was an ef4 so on the scale between zero and five was just below five. that was on the ground for about an hour, as well as being about a quarter mile wide. it was amazing. the outbreak with that particular tornado this is the radar that you can see. the very long line of thunderstorms was the central and northern part of illinois that was hit the most.
tuesday we saw nine, wednesday eight, thursday in total around the country we saw in that, as well as hundreds of wind and hail reports bringing damage controls that reasonable that. how do we stand now in terms of tornadoes for april? well between the first and just as of thursday, we had about 50 tornadoes, so about one third away through the month of april. normally we'd see 155 tornadoes in the month. in may though, 276 tornadoes is expected there. we're seeing a little bit of a severe weather outbreak, tornado warnings were issued towards the panhandle of texas this evening. that is not going to last too much longer. a frontal boundary pushed through bringing better weather
to augusta georgia where they are looking at round three tomorrow of the masters. 79 degrees, partly cloudy conditions and winds out of the east about 14 miles an hour. tomorrow, we could be seeing another severe weather day towards parts of texas a lot of rain across the gulf coast over the next couple days through monday, we could even be seeing flooding across this region. it's bog to be a very bad travel day especially on the highways there. we'll keep you informed. >> that time of year, we get those storms and rain. when al jazeera returns the first ever global teacher prize is awarded to an educator here in the united states.
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it proclaimed the holy year to be an extraordinary jubilee of mercy,. >> in jerusalem christians attended a holy fire ceremony at the church. leaders entered the area of what is believed to be jesus's tomb and carried a flame. candles were lit from the flame to symbolize jesus has not forgotten his followers. >> the 1 million honor for teaching methods she is using the attention to spotlight the education in this country. >> the prize goes to nancy atwell. >> she has won the nobel prize of teaching, but she is disheartened by current education policy in her own
country. >> i don't even know if americans like children right now. >> she was chosen from 5,000 nominees as the first recipient of the global teacher prize. she will use her $1 million in prize money to further enhance the center for teaching and learning the school she founded not just for children, but for teachers from around the world. she has placed emphases on giving students the independence to choose which books to read and the topics they want to write about. >> at other schools, i would get a question and say explain and i never really thought about what was behind the math problem what was behind the literature. i was just reading and finding the facts. >> it's an approach contrasting with the prevailing u.s. education called the common core a set of national educational standards states have been given financial inducements to adopt standardized curricular and testing to meet them. teachers like at well contend
those have had a detrimental impact on the development of young minds. >> they don't experience the pleasure. that's a word you can't use in america when you talk about education, but don't experience the pleasure of reading. >> she feels the education has been highjacked by politicians interest groups and textbook and testing industry with little key regards to the issues children face as they learn. >> it's cheaper and more profitable to claim that teachers aren't teaching well and they need scripted cercla and only then will we have high test scores like china and not admit that poverty and segregation are the issues in this country. middle class suburban school district aren't in trouble but our city schools are in trouble. >> keeping teachers paying tribute to atwell at the pride ceremony was bill gates. >> our foundation believes in the power of teachers.
>> he has spent more than $200 million pushing the common core. at well feels he has demonstrated a fundamental disrespect to her profession. >> i think he believes that school and teaching are commodities like anything else, so you do the metrics you do your data analysis, find out what works you pluck it in, you know doesn't work that way. >> her approach to teaching has won international recognition but in the u.s., there are powerful forces at work pushing teaching in the opposite direction. al jazeera maine. >> spring has arrived in china's northeast, but with the parmer temperatures comes a fear of flooding. workers have been brought in to blast through ice to prevent the river from overflowing. it forms a border between china
and russia. here in new york, the news continues now on aljazeera america with tomas drake. >> this is al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton in new york. for the first time in 50 years the american president officially sits down with the president of cuba. but as relations with cubas thaw the rhetoric against venezuela heats up. hillary clinton potentially announces her run for the white house again. and the growing humanitarian crisis from the middle east to north africa and beyond. we begin tonight with what president obama calls an historic