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porta reeb rico federation, a host of people. that does it for this hour. stay with us news continues with del walters, starting now. >> good evening, this is al jazeera america, i'm dell walters in new york with a look at the top stories. after a week of violence and protests baltimore's curfew is lifted and they are praying for peace. >> efforts to change the lives of migrants in europe results in a dramatic increase in the number of refugees rescued. harrowing storeys of survival from the women rescued from boko haram. >> whatever appeals to the perception of wealthy business owners, i'm not that guy. >> in "the week ahead", challenges facing small businesses in the united states - still struggling to recover from the economic downterm and facing an uncertain
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future well the curfew has been lifted. 3,000 members of the national guard that lined baltimore streets are going home. today across the state they dropped the rocks and protests and dropped to their knees in prayers, the government saying that it's been a rough week, in an understatement. the question will baltimore return to normal and can charm city regain its charm. john terrett is live as he has been since day one. what are people saying about the ku few being lifted? >> delight, they are enthroughed about it. the day began about 10 o'clock this morning. we had a tweet from the mayor stephanie rawlings-blake, saying she was lifting the curfew prompting an outbreak of happiness, with several rallies outside city hall. one was an interfaith rally,
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where they prayed for piece and the future of the city and putting their faith in god and in faith. an hour ago when we were live on the air there were seven or eight bands playing. they were very very loud very good. there were cheerleaders dancers, we could hardly here ourselves think. it added to the celebratory mood. it's odd, because yesterday there was a huge political gathering, and a theme of that rally was to call for the curfew to end. it has ended. at the interfaith rally this afternoon, we spoke to the state senator katherine pugh, and a woman called barbara that was in the crowd to garner their opinions on what they thing about the end to the curfew. take a look? >> it is needed. i'm glad we have done it. the conversation continues as we move forward to creating economic development this that part of the city.
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>> i don't condone the violence of the riots or anything. i understand where it's coming from, i don't think that you should be punishing the sit defense of baltimore with a curfew when they are trying to speak up and point out to the world that things are not fair and rite: the curfew is gone and out of the way is the national guard troops that were here brought in by the governor and the 4,000-5,000 extra press. they have not gone completely and i dare say you'll see the odd police member and police force on the streets. they are being pulled out and redeployed. baltimore, up to a point. returns to some semblance of normalcy. >> i want to point out last night with the curfew in place there were 46 arrests. are the police behind the
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decision? >> that's right. >> i think you have to remember regarding the curfew when you impose the curfew, there'll be people who are out to try to break the curfew mainly because i think they have genuine grievances in the city. there's genuine issues and people are hurting, and they are concerned that the prosecution ends up in the court system. others want to make trouble, and the police have to arrest them. 46 60 arrests. i saw a number now, there were almost 500 arrests since the curfew tuesday night at 10:00 pm. police held a press conference. they have been explaining how they intend to police the curfew. here is the baltimore police spokesperson. >> we are targetting the largest gatherings and shift resources to address smaller and smaller
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groups. that is the basis on how the curfew is done over the weekend. we see peace, the decision was made to lift the curfew the section is on asking people to continue to be peaceful. >> of course there is a temptation to see this as a story that began on april 12th with the arrest and transportation of the freddie gray and ended now, 2-3 weeks later. of course it hasn't ended. this aspect of that story came to an end, with the marching bands an hour ago, but the issues in baltimore still need to be faced in the days, weeks and months ahead. you know that. >> john terrett, live from baltimore. faith playing a key role in healing for baltimore. paul beban went to a special church service. paul it was billed as a rising from the ashes ceremony. what happened? there was, you could feel a collective sigh of relief.
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the curfew is lifted as the church services got under way. we got the first words as people filed in for sunday services for the rising for the ashes service. the theme was burned down, not out. a sense that it was time for people to catch their breath to take stock of the situation to look to the future and be aware that there was so much work to be done. >> reporter: on a sparkling sunday morning at churches across baltimore, prayers, and progress for peace. >> god is using baltimore to lead the way. >> we have to come together. it's a day of unity, reconciliation, a day of prayers for the city of baltimore from a congressman that grew up on the same streets, a plea for understanding after a week of unrest. >> i see me. i see me. i see the little boy.
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inside baltimore. folks say you never amount to anything. i see me. >> and at the newsong church, where freddie gray grew up a sermon about what happened next. >> we need to see some long-term solutions. when the cameras are gone, newspapers stop recording. the next event takes place in the next town. we'll be here. >> nowsong's pastor knows that soon the national spotlight will not be shining. >> we have work to do here. there'll be people with addiction. people still with poverty young african-american men, many that feel hopeless.
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people that have too many kids or don't have support for their kids. the problem will be here antoine bennett grow up after a stint in prison for killing a drug dealer, he turned his life around. he's a role model high school dropouts, ex-offender and a dad. >> today is the first sunday after a difficult week for your neighbourhood and the city. how are you feeling today. what comes next? >> man. it's a big question. tough place for me what comes next is reconciliation. >> we are here, we are not running. we have more than enough reason to come and look elsewhere for opportunities. we are acknowledging there are limited opportunities, we are not giving up on that, we want to bring those opportunities here. . >> those men we spoked to talked
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about how tight-knit but tough their part of baltimore is they feel it will be a turning point for them. they'll use the momentum out of the tragedy, the spotlight to rebuild the community and look towards a brighter future. >> paul beban live in baltimore. thank you in new york city a police officer is in critical but stableafter being shot yesterday. officer brown moore and his partner stopping an unmarked car near a man on the side walk. the officers and the man had an exchange before he turned and shot moore twice in the head. the suspect was charged with attempted murder of a police officer shades of baltimore on the streets of tel aviv. ethiopians and israeli marching against police brutality. protesters hurling rocks.
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protesters trying to stop the city. water canons, stun grenades were used. protesters say yooeted i don't knowians are un -- ethiopian are unfairly targeted by police. more than 2100 migrants were saved from the mediterranean today alone, bringing the total to the weekend to nearly 5,000. in italy, it's a combination of good weather and bad tombs. more and more smugglers are taking advantage of the weather to launch the votes. this weekend, one of the worst. danny dekeyser reports more migrants could be on the way to italy. >> they updated us on figures. 2,100 migrants pulled from the sea. 17 operations are going, more
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tonight. it shows the difficult situation faced by the navy and coast guard. we have been following and we saw ships going from boat to boat, a report of a dingy losing air, and going from one place to the other, two drowned as they dried to jump off the boats. we are seeing pictures. we see rescuers screaming at people to sit down not panic. many of the people do not swim they are not given life jacket the you see how dangerous and desperate the people are. some of the pictures. >> reporter: it's pitch-black, imagine what it feels like crammed into a boat with no engine. the arrival of the italian financial police patrolling the waters is a huge relief. this boat has women and children on board. the rescuers try to maintain
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calm. if the boat is unbalanced they could fall into the water. they have been given life jackets. most embracing the journey filled with hope. this is one of many rescue operations. this is another. 397 people filled with children depramed on to the boat at the mercy of the sea. an aid agency operating says the majorities of the arrivals are from sub-saharan africa arriving from libya. offer medical conditions are not great, enduring conditions. after being smuggled across the water. >> australia is doing most of the rescuing. over 5,000 people rescued. the weather is fine looks idyllic. it's dark. the seas are flat. it will means that thousands are setting off across the coast. it's concerning how to manage that. there's pressure for the e.u. to
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do more when they had the emergency meeting in response to 800 migrants dying in one day alone, one incident. they pledged is 10-point plan. it's a lot of talk. when it translates to an effect on the ground it has not done much. one of the agencies amnesty international responded saying it seemed like a face-saving operation, not a life-saving operation. certainly concerning at a time when we have had word from the head of frontex that the operation, the european border operation running and over a million people could be waiting on the other side of the mediterranean. it is a humanitarian crisis as people are straight and italy needs help nepal is struggling to recover from the earthquake that hit a week ago. here are the latest numbers, more than 7,000 people dead. officials are trying to help the
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14,000 injured. more are missing, including 109 foreigners. a team of marines ask in nepal to help with the relief efforts. more troops set to arrive in the coming day. with them badly needed supplies and help for people trapped in the areas, and those supplies are scarce. as reported people are waiting for the government and they are trying to help themselves. >> this is a distribution point where medicines are given out to residents and local health centers. it's not run by an international organization or the government or a local business association. i'm with the vice president of the local business association. you have given some medicines to the government. you are handling most of the distribution yourself. why is that. >> we have more than 1,000 hour working people medical
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representatives. it is faster than government channels. that's why we are contributing to them. >> reporter: the association sought help from business groups, but turned down offers of money. >> we don't need money, we need the goods. money we can't buy blanket or tarpaulin. better to give goods to be distributed to the needy people. >> most of the medicines being supplied are for cholera jaundice and water purification. the plan is to follow in government and international organizations and deliver plies directly. an al jazeera team was one of the first to gain access to the devastated village north of the capital. andrew simmonds explains there once were 90 homes in the village, now onward four are
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standing. this village was part of the national park. people here are trying to rebuild homes, they have no option pt. this village had 90 house, four are left standing and they are badly damaged. there is a sense of survival here. limited aid has got through. just food left by the military from helicopters landing nearby because you cannot getthrough to this place by anything other than a 4-wheel drive, and that is new. we were one of the first vehicles through on the road from kathmandu, which was cracked in many places. three landslides blocked it. we got through after a bulldozer finished off the work. >> when you get to the next up to the capital of the distribute. which is known in european terms as a region that's as far as you get.
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you can't get any further because of landslides and a germ situation of deterioration. look at it. it's the same picture that we have seen many times now. >> harder and harder to absorb because of the enormity of what happened. more than a week after the earthquake people are in a form of shock. they are almost acting like robots. the number of dead are in the region of four. five bodies were caught in the earthquake down the hilly mountainside area. the number of casualties was not used but the damage to life is really something that will taking a long time to put right. >> in yemen arab special forces are deported to aden toas the
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anti-coalition. this video shows what appears to be forces in aden. they deny that saudi troops are sent in. they have confirmed that the coalition of arab troops mights against the houthi militia. >> our colleagues speaking with richard white of the hudson institute about the reports of more troops. >> many functions, at a minimum you'll look at the situation on the ground. get a sense of surveying the battlefield. get intelligence reconnaissance. if they are going to - they could assist with the campaign, because it's good to have ground spotters. making sure that they have to hit a target rather than inadvertently a civilian tart. it's possible that this is designed to do what we are doing now, to communicate over the media that there are forces
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there, that this is a warning to the houthis, they continue to advance, then they couldn't see a greater ground intervention. >> the deputy foreign minister restating that country's support saying iran rejects foreign troops interference in that country. >> developing overnight, retired neurosurgeon is announcing that he is running for president on the republican side telling a florida tv station that he will announce his bid tomorrow joining a growing field, former hewlett pack art c.e.o. expected to announce her bid and mike huckabee will join on tuesday. they'll join ted cruz. marco rubio and rand paul who are running on the g.o.p. side. >> kidnapped by boko haram and rescued. hundreds of women and girls are freed. stories are being told. and we sit with the mayor of
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kiev about the ongoing conflict in russia. >> in this conflict we can stop diplomatic decision. and it's small business week from increases in the minimum wage to the affordable care act. are changes making it difficult to run and own a small business. we talk about it in depth, coming up at the bottom of the hour.
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the nigerian government saying it has rescued nearly 700 women and girls held captive by boko haram in the last week. this is video provided by an agency working with the nigerian government. showing a rescue offer the sambisi forest. as they were being rescued the captives tried to kill them. they spoke of being shot at, hit by vehicles and nearly blown up by land mines. we have this report.
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>> reporter: atrocities committed against the women will be documented. many questions remain unanswered. the world started to pay attention to this part of north-east nigeria a year ago. that is when boko haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in chibok. but the group could have kidnapped 10 times the number of women in the last year alone. this group was freed this week. >> some were brought to the forest. in their present state it would be unfair to put too much pressure or demand on them. in getting that information. >> reporter: many are too traumatized to speak. nigeria's army is not saying if any are the chibok girls. other soldiers say some women were armed and shot at the rescuers and other were killed in the battle.
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the campaigners, lack of information from one of the largest armies in africa is astonishing. >> what are these people. we didn't know they were abducted. it shouldn't be the case because every nigerian should have a name. now they are nameless and faceless. the government and military can do more than we hear on twitter families in the north-east raised the alarm many times in the past. young girls have been going missing not just months but for years. until recently, boko haram had an area larger than belgium under siege. this poor region is fertile recruiting ground for the cause, to establish an islamic state. it built an army of young disenfranchised me, luring them with the promise of wives sometimes. it could take years to know what is happening for now there are parents living a nightmare who
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want to know if they'll get their daughters back. >> another round of deadly fighting in eastern ukraine. despite the ceasefire monitors from the organization for security surveying the damage in donetsk. reports saying two civilians were killed two others injured. separatists loyal to russia shelling the city on saturday night. the ceasefire requires both sides to pull back powerful arms by miles. former boxer vitaly klitschko is the mayor of kiev. he sat with al jazeera's patricia weighing in on the ceasefire. >> when you look at the ceasefire agreement there has been steady violations throughout. do you think it will wholed. >> i'm more than sure. this conflict we can stop
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through diplomatic decision. it's very important. thousands of people died. 10,000 20 injured. hundreds of thousands. millions. leave his homes, and it's every ukranian think about the peace, and wish in old country to bring the peace back to ukraine. >> the u.s. deployed 300 paratroopers to ukraine to train national guard troops there. is that enough help from washington, or do you want more? >> we accepting any help. we appreciate political support. we appreciate moral support, economic support. ukraine has been destroyed.
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that's why we also appreciate for support in military way. but i talk about weapons. >> so you want weapons, the united states to provide united states with weapons. >> if we talk. >> now, your relationship with your brother is well documented. you are the big brother. you are in politics he supports you, he's not a politician he tries to help you where you can. are you worried that your little brother can be targeted for your political activities? >> i know i thought about it. together we are strong. we are double strong. support each other. we have better result. we have a lot of brothers.
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we have 45 million ukrainians. we have support each other in the game. it's not game it's fight. because we fighting for better life. we fighting for democracy. >> do you plan to run for president again? >> one year ago - many politicians have personal ambition, but it is very important - it's interest of the country have to be in the first place. and i move to side my personal ambition. i support. i understand from unity, depend the future of our country. it is national small business week. coming up, the struggles many businesses face in the wake of a devastating down term and a certain economic future that is
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at the top stories - the mayor of baltimore lifting a curfew. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake said it's no longer necessary. the police department is vowing to keep order in the city. officers will be deployed wherever crowds are gathered the coast guard and navy in italy rescuing 5 thouds migrants -- 5,000 migrants trying to cross the mediterranean on boats. they suspect more are on their way from africa to europe a march by ethiopiian israelis protesting. marchers say ethiopians in israel are unfairly targeted by
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police. sunday night - time for a look at "the week ahead". this week is national small business week in the u.s. small business administration and cosponsors will host training webbin areas focussing on a number of topics. there's ha report released by the urban institute stating that small businesses would be accountable if the supreme court rules against the affordable care act, known as obama care. >> do you need a card? >> reporter: seven years after the recession, small business owner jody struggles to make ends met. >> my inventories are on tart. >> reporter: she works solo at a tennessee gift shop since she can't afford to hire anyone. 64% of small business owners say the businesses have not recovered from the downturn. 21% say they have. a reason the recovery is not faster for small businesses is
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banks are reluctant to provide loans. despite the hardships a majority expressed optimism. it's not without headwinds. as workers demanded higher pay with pressure smaller businesses are feeling the effects. they employ half the nation's workforce. seattle is among cities boosting the minimum wage. it began phasing in a multiyear plan boosting it to $15 an hour. restaurant owners faced tough choices. >> whatever the perception of wealthy business owners i'm not that guy. >> health care costs are another concern. the full effects of the affordable care act are unclear, since small businesses were given more time than individuals to sign on. there's a wildcard.
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if the supreme court rules against obama care the urban institute warns that smaller businesses would be vulnerable. one prediction, 3.4 billion on plans would face higher premiums according to the sensis right now, there's 28 million small businesses in the u.s. the numbers from 2010. small firstly accounting for 64% of all the new jobs created between 1993 and 2011 when the poll was taken. in the poll the pugh research finding they had a good opinion. the best places and cities to start a small business - louisiana, tulsa oklahoma. the worst, jersey city in newark in new jersey. 150 cities were study a labour economist is joining us from washington d.c. and maria suite is an
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administrators with a small business administration and joins us from miami. thank you both for being with us. doctor we'll start with you. how healthy are small businesses right now? >> i think the set up piece explains it perfectly. small businesses are challenged. banks got a break in 2009. but that break was not trickled down. all businesses at the periphery often because they are small, 90% - 75% have one employee. it's almost self of employment. they are small, don't necessarily have all resources and are depending on banks to provide them. the recession hit men of them hard. some of the things raised in terms of wages will hit hard. the health care issue hits hard. these are economic drivers. it makes sense for federal costs and states to encourage and
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provide education for small businesses. >> small businesses have been for years, doubted as an economic engine that driest the economy. is that really how the administration feels or is it a good sound bite. >> no indeed you are right. we have seen 61 months of consecutive growth. that's a record in american history. today small businesses quote 2 out of 3 jobs and employ half of the workforce. indeed, it's time to celebrate the contributions that small businesses are making. we are pushing forward, starting with tomorrow morning. the president proclaimed it national small business week from may 4th through 8 where we'll celebrate the contributions from main street to high tech start-ups contributing to the economy. we'll celebrate and remind people to make sure they go out and shop and support the small, so they can create local jobs in
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their local community. >> and then there is this - we came through one of the darkest periods in the nation's history. people lost their jobs houses and more. small businesses declared bankruptcy look at the numbers. between 2006 and 2004 there were close to 10 million bankruptcy filings in the u.s. 9 million by people, not companies. 336,000 involving small businesses and yet if the same people, if the economic engines wanted to get back and started again. they'd be faced with banks that won't lend money and agencies saying that the credit is ruined. what do we do? >> well the important thing is... >> they'd drill down. >> dr. >> i think they'd drill down and decide whether or not they are entrepreneurs. half of all small businesses fail in the first five years. in order to be answer
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entrepreneur you have to take a libbing and keep on ticking. i know the fda provide a lot of possibilities for training. it is challenging to get back palings when you have bad credit or challenges. those who are in love with entrepreneurship and you see the people. they are serial entrepreneurs. the business closes and they open another. that's what they want to do. it's a rough time to say you are hungry. some don't want to work for anyone. they want to do their thing and provide possibilities for our nation. >> the people we are talking about, that are forced to declare prupsy is it true they can't apply for a job in the federal government so when it comes to leaders like you having access they don't have a seat at the table. >> they do have a seat at the
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table. the president elected to put the small business administration at the cabinet. we are saying if you don't have a job, you can start your own, in america you can create your own. the s v.a. has a record lending history. we broke all our records. we are pleased that for millennials to on-court entrepreneurials, those that fulfilled their mission. they have an option to come to the fba to get counselling. they can come for contracting opportunities with the federal marketplace, corporate supply chain and third, a government debenture. and our export working products, we guarantee 90% of the loops, we guarantee 75%. these are now possibilities that
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people are not part of that before. we are trying to get the word out to come learn with the capital opportunities that we are providing every day. >> that is the sba. what about the banks. what if they want to go to small business to borrow. >> i think it's important. i think that the banks, would got federal assistance, should have been required to lend some of the money that they borrowed to the federal government. >> bank the america. jpmorgan chase. if the others are not required to loan money. will they snufr. >> they are not. with the interest rates so low, basically sitting. they are waiting to see what will happen. it's not fair for taxpayers to
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have billed them out, and for them to decide to trickle down. the rational for bailing the banks out is the trickle down to individuals, small businesses and so we look at how it happened. one of the reasons it is important is we have to look at what is happening in the rest of the economy. a fortune 500 are employing fewer people. we saw the priests in the past five years rise by 167%. that's a number of people they employent up by 21%. this speaks to the fact that we have to look at smaller business because fortune 500 and larger businesses are not doing their share. >> i want you to look an a report released by bank of america, showing the hiring difficulties they face that small business owners have. they plan to hire staff for the next six months as compared to
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52%. business owners say the number one problems a lack of qualified candidates. 59% saying they lacked the skill set. and workers wanted too much money. and a third saying that potential workers don't want to work for small businesses. i'll let you respond to that. >> what we are seeing is when we talk to small business, we want to know where to find a loan. we have expanded the network to include the credit unions. >> this is the first to engage. we'll have to get more banks to the table. we have expanded and grown the banks. without fees or loans under 150,000. they are complicated forms. we put in new technology to facilitate a lending programme.
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as a result of this f.d.a. hit record numbers. we have seen straight of up numbers. asian american native americans. setting that aside, there are numbers to met for the first time in seven years. now we are collecting billions to those interested. with the public sector and we are engaging the private sector the corporations. we say to small businesses if you do business with the federal government. incorporations asked - gulf corporations that are paying small businesses. they were also helping them out accelerating the payment cycle. all of this yields to the american history. the presence of affordable care act is helping people stagnated in wages in some corpses, be
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able to leave now. they have the ability to lead and start their own business. all of the things that the president has been doing, including of late promoting, pushing for the trans-pacific partnership, and the authority to engage in those the trade promotional society. it was inured to the small business community, an opportunity to engage. we'll see 2 billion consumers come on line middle class. we want the small business to take advantage. as soon as they light up the website, they are engaged in international commerce. we can help them navigate through that. >> that was a lot coming out of washington. i want to know how much of what she said is true. how much doesn't add up on people getting a job and starting small businesses.
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they are doing what they can given constraints in term of providing loads, making it easier for minorities to participate, which is a challenge, especially the black home businesses many in the trade union movements, and many economists such as myself raise questions about the trans-pacific partnership and the job loss. i'm not sure that when you talk about the job gains i know we have consumers coming from places like china, middle class consumers, i don't think we spent sufficient time looking at the impact of the partnerships. let's not forget the record we have or that congress has said they want to cut $14 billion in domestic spending meaning that we had n.a.s.a. there was a labour department programme making it possible for people to be subsidise the as they retrain
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from some employment that disappeared because of n.a.s.a. i don't think we'll afford that unless congress decides it's something they want to do. while there's plenty of good new, i think there's room for caution. i know you talked to small business coke and when you talk to them many share the concerns. many small business owners talk about people being insufficiently trained. there's possibilities with community colleges that the president emphasis. the issue raises questions for me. i like - i think it's important to say with the affordable care act, people do not feel bound to the jobs they had. small and medium size businesses especially small, remember, we are talking about businesses that have fewer than 500 people. for some mum and pop businesses
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that is huge. while the affordable care act makes it possible for people to get health care what about the things like pensions. >> unfortunately, that is where we are going to have to leave it. doctor, our labour economists and also maria contrarous the administers with the small business administration. thank you both for being was. let's look at some other event in the week ahead. tuesday - a holiday celebrated by a lot of people in the u.s. may 5th - victory over french forces. thursday - voters heading for the polls for parliamentary elections in the united kingdom. thursday the national day of prayer in the u.s. annual ept brings religious fates together. we'll be right back.
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. >> this prison is of huge strategic importance. get back. quickly. quickly. [ speaking foreign language ] [ ♪♪ ] today is world prets freedom day. a day designed to honour those that put their lives on the line to report the truth. the group reporters without borders is saying that free press is threatened on five con tinnents. as kim vinnell reports 25
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journalists dying doing their jobs and 150 are now behind bars. >> throwing at me. we are under attack. >> at times targeted tort times caught in the cross fire. now more than ever journalism is a dangerous position. >> this prison is of huge importance. >> 2014 saw a surge in the number of armed conflict across the state, and journalist set out to tell the stories and often put themselves on the line. >> with our colleagues from all over the world. whereby they are in the media, ones in prison and ones injured and families that lost loved
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ones. >> syria has ban dangerous country for reporters. journalists and workers have been killed in the past two years. in neighbouring iraq 18 journalists were killed in the same period. in pakistan the media faced attacks on a regular basis. libya, ukraine and somalia is among the dangerous places to be a journalist. media freedom is under threat. reporters without borders say governments are finding new ways to sensor and repress the media. in egypt. three al jazeera journalist experienced that. >> we see draconian legislation limiting journalism groups. and we see radic call groups taking heads off journalists. we see the neutral space that journalists operate in seems to have vanished. >> sunday al jazeera held
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vigils to mark the day. >> and remember those journalists who risked freedom and their lives. if we have seen anything else covering the weather is dangerous. the volcano in kille creating problems. >> yes, calbuco has become active after 40 years, we have seen a lot of evacuations and areas dealing with the ash and the dust that has come out of here. we have seen now it interacting with the weather. look at what it happening. because of the rain coming in off the atlantic the dust is mixing with the rain and we see rivers clogged with dust and ash, causing problems for agriculture and animals around the area. we'll watch carefully. when you have a mixture like this and it's moving downstream, that can be very
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dangerous, because it forms like a cement as it makes its way to the south. this was a system causing the rain. we watch what is happening. that's where the systems come out of that will be mixing with the ash in the atmosphere. here in the united states it is severe weather forming across the north. you can see the well-defined line across minnesota down to iowa and we expect to see hail and winds with this system. now, as we go to the mark it will subside. we pick up active weather. in northern illinois and above to the north we see cooler textures. cooler temperatures and the moisture. the fall of saigon nearly 40 years ago saw over 6,000 americans airlifted to safety marking the end of the vietnam
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war. many south vietnamese allies were left behind to be killedar captured by forces. we have a story about a c.i.a. analyst haunted by those that didn't make it to safety. >> i climbed to the rooftop. marine guards beat the south koreans out of the way the final moments before the fall of saigon seared forever into the memory of frank, one of the last americans to leave vietnam. more than five dozen military choppers took part. fearless pilots flew over 600 flights, airlifting 7,000 out on the final day, including 900 from the u.s. embassy alone. as word got out that the americans were leaving, thousands of south vietnamese
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swarmed the gates, desperate to flee. many worked directly for the u.s. mission in vietnam and were considered high risk. >> during the last day we played god. we determined who would be saved and who wouldn't. it was heart rending. you'd get one person not the child or the mother or father. we separated families in a wink. we hadn't planned adequately. >> it's estimated close to 800,000 vietnamese fled their homeland. many settled here. some 200,000 vietnamese americans lived in and around the neighbouring cities of garden grove and westminster. aka little saigon. >> what specifically hurts you the most in. >> the opportunity to rescue
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people to help people out. we could have done it. and we so often fail in that. >> a failure that they believe the state department and the u.s. embassy could have prevented. the fall of saying job had been coming for months. the u.s. ambassador would not talk about a possible evacuation. in 1977 frank published a controversial memoire revealing sensitive documents were left behind in the rush to leave saigon and insisted c.i.a.s local operatives were named in the files, leaving them vulnerable to arrest or worse. 40 years after the fall of saigon a lot of time is spent here exercising the demons brought home from the war we want to thank you for
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joining us. i'm del walters in new york. i'll be back with another hour of news at 11:00p.m. stay tuned "faultlines" starts now.
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