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more of how hard working rescue teams are trying to keep up with these sea lion pups and identify the cause behind this on techknow. >> the news continues now with david shuster. >> thank you very much. hello, everybody. this is aljazeera america. i'm david shuster in new york with a look at today's top stories. >> now is the time for us to focus on the nine families. >> coming together in that south carolina in the wake of that horrific church shooting. we will show you how the community is trying to heal and we will get the thoughts, emotions and hopes from a religious leader in charleston. torturing inmates the actions inside a lebanese prison prompted the justice minister to call it a crime against the nation and humidity. also. >> we want to peaceful resolution. >> the u.s. secretary of defense just addressed u.s. territorial
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disputes with china. we will explain the importance of the south china sea to the united states and show you why china's military is building up a number of artificial islands. >> on this father's day reconnecting, we will show you the program that is bringing prisoners and their children together again. >> today in charleston south carolina, the emanuel a.m.e. church reopened its doors. the sunday service was the first in the church since wednesday night when nine members of its congregation were shot and killed during bible class. del walters is live in charleston right now covering events. what are you seeing and what is the latest? some say what happened earlier today was nothing short of a
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modern day miracle. after columbine, it was four months before that school reopened for classes. when there was a movie theater shooting in colorado, it was six weeks before the theater again welcomed patrons. in sandy hook, the school was bull dozed. four days after that shooting when nine people in this church were gunned down, some say that was an act of god others an act of defiance, others say it was fate but still all still have questions, they're asking why. >> we ask oh god that you will guide and direct and strengthen those families who have been victimized by that horrible situation. we ask questions, lord, we ask why. we cannot help it, it is our human nature. one of the most extraordinary
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voices took 20 hours to get here, a man who said he acted like the accused gunman, a former skin head said the country is getting it wrong when they try to decide whether roof is a racist or terrorist or somebody who just hates. he says that he is all of the above. >> i think it's racism, terrorism, it's a hate crime and it's absolutely mental illness. people are talking about those things like they're mutually exclusive when they are actually like this. i don't think any mentally healthy person can commit violence against another person much less murder nine people in cold blood after sitting with them in prayer for an hour. >> he is also saying that the words that roof is accused of saying represents the same racist rhetoric he heard when he was a skin head back in the 1990's. roof is reported to have said you are raping our children, it is time to take back our
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country. he says that is code for america is once and still should be white. >> behind you, we can see people with what looks like balloons, people hugging one another. some have flowers. can you describe what the scene has been like this afternoon and evening at the church and what the mood in the city has been like. >> it is what you see and what you don't see. what you see has been going on shins the shootings wednesday night, that is people gathering they gather to pray, some bring plans, some flowers no kneel and many cry the crowd is black and united. what you don't see are the number of police who are here. the block is blocked off on one end and at the other end of police cruisers. when you come in, they want to know what you're doing here. several cars were toed away. it is a situation where everybody is breathing a sigh of relief that nothing has happened on this day when there were fears that something could
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happen. >> del walters reporting from charleston dell, thank you so much. >> the suspected gunman's admiration for the confederate flag is sparking outrage and a debate. it sparked a rally on the steps of colombia south carolina. all the protestors were chanting take down the flag. it flies over a civil war memorial outside the statehouse but there is a deepening divide whether that should be taken down. >> just like with the gun issue let's have that debate at the right name. right now, we should all be in mourning. the flags should be at half mast across our state and across our country. now is a time of mourning. >> that needs to go to a museum it sends at best mixed messages and at worst for people, hateful people like roof, it's an affirmation, because they have appropriated something and use
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it as a symbol of hatred. >> the federal government has no role. >> you're a candidate for president. do you not have a position on this at all? >> i'm not a south carolinaen. >> it's beyond south carolina. >> i don't think the federal government or federal candidate should be making decisions on everything and opining on everything. that is a decision that needs to be made here in south carolina. >> several other prominent politicians have spoken out including mitt romney, the 2012 presidential nominee who said it must be. nearly every presidential candidate has defended state rights saying the issue should be preserved for the state level. >> 16 days and those two escaped inmates from new york are on the run still. hundreds of officers have been searching near the town of friendship new yorkual the pennsylvania border. authorities say the search will take time but insist if the convict are in the area, they will be found.
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>> we will continue to search this area until all leads have been exhausted. as we have in other areas of the state, we will search under every rock, behind every tree and structure until we are confident that that area is secure. while this is an unconfirmed siting, the state police is asking residents who liveual the new york-pennsylvania border to be on the alert. >> richard matt and david sweat broke out two weeks ago. >> the alleged killer of a police officer is under up arrest, toews boys suspected of fatal eye shooting david holloway while handcuffed in his car saturday was arrested this morning. he still had happened cuffs around his wrists. >> when the police officers in my city and the community are together we're unbeatable, we're one. i want to be clear with this. when you kill a police officer in the line of duty, it is an
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attack on the entire community. >> boys will be charged with first degree murder of a police officer, aggravated escape and illegal possession of a firearm. >> in greece, a financial crise is coming down to the wire, athens presented a new reform package today. european leaders will meet tomorrow to decide greece's fate. we look at what could be ahead for the greek people. >> greeks have grown increasingly used to economic uncertainty but as they brace for last ditch talks in brussels thousands gathered i in solidarity with the countries embattled government. monday's emergency european summit could be the last chance to prevent greece defaulting on a $1.8 billion repayment to the international monetary fund. athens has until the end of june to pay off the loan or risk be crashing out of the euro zone. >> we are in a state of great
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anxiety about tomorrow. no one knows what our lenders are going to decide and what prime minister tip rays's concessions will be. there is great uncertainty and no one knows how it's going to end. >> earlier greek cabinet ministers gathered to finalize a new proposal. among them, finance minister, greases creditors the i.m.f., the european commission and central bank insist further austerity is vital if greece is to pay off its debts. >> europe's largest creditor nation germany is demanding greece have urgent reforms. >> our stabilization policy has worked in recent years in the european countries where reforms have not only been agreed to but also implemented. as long as reforms are carried out. >> suggested reforms include cuts you president obama pensions and some tax rises
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something the greek government vowed to resist. a time of anxiety and responsibility, reads this title. the countries leftwing governments promised a new deal ahead of monday's summit but say there can't be any agreement that puts more greeks below the poverty line. as prime minister alexis tsipras leaves his office for belgium he knows the next 24 hours are crucial. all eyes are now on brussels to see if the deadlock can be broken. >> greece currently owes the european union and international monetary fund $8.1 billion in bailout funds. the i.m.f. is expecting to be repaid part of that debt in the
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sum of $1.8 billion. currently, one in four greeks is jobless and thanks largely to austerity measures imposed by the i.m.f., european union and european central bank, economic output in greece has fallen 25%. opinion polls suggest the majority of greeks want to remain in the euro zone that they joined 14 years ago. a poll published today in athens may newspaper indicated that 62% believed they would be worse off if grease returns to its former currency. >> the iranian parliament just approved a bill that could complicate negotiations over that countries nuclear program. the bill requires that any nuclear deal prohibit inspections of iranian military sites. the u.s. has said it needs access to those military sites in order to monitor iran's activity. the bill says that as part of any agreement iran will not allow the continuation of any international sanctions. >> complete and total lifting of
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all sanctions must be published in the text of a nuclear agreement and take effect on the day of implementation of iran's commitments. >> the bill won overwhelming support in the parliament with 199 members approving and 14 voting against it. the bill has not yet been passed into law. iran and the six word powers participating in nuclear talks hope to reach a deal by june 30. >> at least 42 people have been killed across syria in battles between the syrian opposition and isil. twenty opposition fighters are among the dead following fighting near the government controlled city of aleppo. officials are concerned for the safety of palmyra. mines and bombs were planted over the weekend and may be planning to destroy the ancient ruins. >> in afghanistan the taliban took control of a key strict in a northern province.
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the takeover followed hours of fighting. at least 19 civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb. the dead included nine children. the taliban also attacked a police checkpoint, killing six police officers. as jennifer glasse reports afghan forces say that without military helped, they are outmatched by the taliban. >> this is the front line. afghan army and police on one side of the river the taliban on the other. the taliban controls the district hours from the capital city. it's the first time they've seeds and entire district. the army has sent reinforcements.
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without nato support and they're struggling. >> we don't have air support. we only have ground troops. we don't have proper weapons. we only have m-16s with that we will fight the taliban to the last drop of blood. >> the fighting threatens the city, home to thousands of families who fled nearby villages when fighting began in the province in april. >> as ramadan begins, the taliban is intensifying attacks, keeping pressure on the afghan forces and the government. >> protestors in berlin called for the release of al jazeera journalist. dozens rallied in front of the police station where he is held. he was arrested saturday at berlin airport on a warrant issued by egypt. mansour was sentenced to 15 years in prison for torturing a lawyer during the 2011 revolution. he has always denied the charges. so far prosecutors have not decided whether to extradite him to egypt or set him free. >> the government of egypt has
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just filled a long time vacancy in one of its highest diplomatic posts. the first egyptian ambassador to israel in three years will be appointed. former president mohamed morsi pull would the previous egyptian ambassador out of tel-aviv during the 2012 israeli offensive in gaza. >> two prison guards arrested in lebanon stand accused of torturing inmates in that countries prison. the justice minister said the abuse was a crime against the nation and humidity. you may find some of the pictures in the report disturbing. >> this video provides a rare glimpse inside the prison on the outskits of beirut. it shows prisoners with their hands tied behind their backs being beaten with a plastic rod. in another video a man is repeatedly hit and kicked. the guard asks him what he's
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accused of. he replies transporting terrorists. two prison officers have been arrested. the justice minister described their actions as a crimes against humanity. >> we will continue the investigations until the end. this crime can't go unpunished. the perpetrators will be held responsible. >> the prison is overcrowded and inmates say they were routinely tortured. in april there was a riot. the video appears to have been filmed during that time. he condemned the attacks. >> i will never accept any inhumane acts or torture of any inmates for whatever reason. >> the prison holds prominent
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fighters. it holds several palestinians accused of taking part in the 2007 battles against the lebanese army. civic leaders say they've documented many examples of abuse inside the jail. >> what we've seen in this video is just one of the many things happening inside the jail. wee recorded several cases but we've been reluctant to reveal them to the public. >> these videos have left people in lebanon deeply concerned about what is happening inside lebanon's jails. al jazeera. >> u.s. insurance giant significant in a reject and offer of more than $53 billion or $184 per share from its largest rival anthem, which has been trying to merge the companies. significant in a officers declined three other offers earlier this month citing concerns over their shareholders interest as well as anthem
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management. >> just days after a mass shooting members of a south carolina church gathered to mourn and pray today. we will have the latest tonight. stateless and now homeless, the plight of tens of thousands of ethnic haitians facing deportation from the dominican republic. >> beijing says it's nearly done with its land reclamation project in the south china sea.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on not just in this country but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target >> it had been tough it's been rough. some of us have been down right angry, but through it all, god has sustained us. and encouraged us. let us not go weary in well doing. >> it has been a remarkable day
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in charleston, south carolina, where the community is trying to handle the loss of nine lives in a church shooting last week. del walters has been leading our coverage and he joins us again now live. del. >> david you heard parts of that sermon. it can be argued that no single sermon perhaps since martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech was more closely watched than that delivered here today. four days ago wednesday night nine members of this church were gunned down, including the pastor who would be right there leading his flock but today that was not the case. joining us now is rear end john paul brown. how can this community be talking so much about forgiveness, when there's so much to forget? >> well, you have to understand that evil has always been
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present. the church has always been under attack. the message of the church has never changed. love peace restoration. now, if we change that message by any act of violence or evil, then we no longer have a purpose in this world. >> how do you open the doors when you might be afraid that the next person that comes in that you don't recognize -- >> you're not. you're not. there's a feeling of apprehension is fair, but nobody forces anybody to come to church. they always make that choice. they come through everything they've been through some death, some of loss of a loved one, some unemployed, some lost a job some are facing a divers, they come, and they come because they know that something special takes place in a sanctuary. they just know that. >> members of congress were in that sanctuary today as was the
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governor making a point that the church will be watching what they do next. >> first let me say this. i thank god and we at emanuel a.m.e. church thank god for the leadership of the reverend norris. god sent me here in this place. what we are saying that for some reason congress has refused to have any hearing any calls semblance on the violence against african-american in this country, when you notice all of those who held tapes police departments have taped these abuse. these tapes sat on the shelf somewhere and we kept saying this was happening and yet congress have not called for some special prosecutor or
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oversight group in this nation. >> let me ask you this. some say what happens deserves the death penalty. should the gunman if he is convict be put to death? >> if you are asking me personally or for the feel of individual, i can only speak to me personally. i deserve death but jesus sacrificed his life for me. then if for this young man if he see the where all is death then he does not have to face what he's done. i'm not saying this as a joke. if they allow him a life sentence in prison, then take him to black church. take him every sunday morning. let him face the consequences of his action. >> let me ask you this question before i let you go then and
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that is the reverend delivered the sermon, he is meeting with the families tonight. how are they doing? >> rough i have not some cases other members of the member have suffered heart attack because of what happened, others traumatized, others trying to get back to life. friends of those friends and family are trying to come up with what date is best for the families to have the funerals. it is a tremendous situation. they are going to each home making sure those families are comforted. that is taking time. >> were they there this morning? >> as soon as they left church, it started again going home to home, family to family, because there is a lot still more to be done. >> thanks for being with us. >> god bless you. >> you too. >> david, they are talking about
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forgiveness, but it seems no one in this community is capable of forgoing. perhaps they say it is too soon, the wounds too raw. they are holding the unity rally right now and hands across the bridge as they try to heal something four days after it happened. back to you. >> what do the next couple of days look like in charleston, what are you hearing as far as when funerals will start happening and what sort of activism and demon straes people are expecting over the next couple of days? >> one of the things they are getting ready for right now is the pastor of this church, pinkney was a member of the state legislature here. his body will lie in state at the state capitol on wednesday laid to rest on friday. the fact they held service today when they have not finalized the funeral arrangements. the man who was assassinate along with others inside those doors would have been the person
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funerallizing those shot and killed. >> thank you. >> just ahead cuba open for tourism. we will look at the upcoming talks between china and the united states and the controversy over the south china sea.
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>> charleston's emanuel a.m.e. church reopened today after wednesday's shooting. by reopening they hoped to send a message a evil cannot triumph over good. >> day 16 since an escape from new york prison by two inmates. an inconfirmed siting happened near the town of friendship, new york, yesterday. >> thousands protested against
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new bailout measures in athens. they fear spending cuts and tax increases will be imposed on them as part of a new austerity package to save off a default at the end of the month. european leaders are expect to decide on the bailout terms at a summit meeting tomorrow. >> it is sunday night and time for our regular week ahead segment. the united states and china will hold their seven strategic and economic dialogue meeting this week in washington d.c. the agenda includes a range of bilateral regional and global issues including territorial disputes between seven nations in the south china sea. >> satellite photos have china gaining ground, building islands to cement its claim over disputed territory in the south china sea a project that's drown sharp rebukes from washington. >> we want to peaceful resolution of all disputes, and an immediate and lasting halt to land wreck clam makes by any
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claimant. there were heightened tensions last year when china positioned an oil rig near the islands also claimed by vietnam. other country he is have been building outposts there for the last 20 years. a fact beijing supporters say is not reflected in u.s. rhetoric. >> vietnam the philippines malaysia they all have build more construction on the reefs and islands than china ever started. >> u.s. estimates china has
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reclaimed some 2,000 acres in the south china sea since last year, more than all other claimants combined. power play that troubles washington because of tensions between china and its neighbors escalate into armed conflict, the u.s. could get drawn in through military alliances. >> beijing said it's nearly finished with its land reclamation. china how plans to build a military facility on these contentious artificial islands. >> beijing dates its claim to the sea back to the dynasty which ruled as far back as 2000b.c. the government mapped and named 291 islands and reefs in the region. the united says the disputed territory's in international waters and wants the united united nations to determine
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sovereignty. there is a major trade route for oil imports. exclusive chinese control of that area could allow beijing to disrupt shipments to all countries in east and southeast asia and keep foreign military forces including inside the united states from having a presence in the area. let's bring in the news he had door of foreign policies magazine and joins us from washington d.c. this meeting they are having, how significant is it and what will you be looking for from this meeting? >> it is a very significant meeting. usually, it's significant because you have cop leaders from boat sides actually sitting down and talking together and not saying anything. the meeting in years past has produced some extremely boring press releases, but with all of the tensions going on right now in the south china sea we might see news come out of these meetings. >> what is the news that you're
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expecting rewarding the south china sea. >> i don't think i have anything that i'm expecting but we could see some sort of sharply worded statement that demonstrates that both sides are digging in their heels. i think more likely would probably be some sort of statement that shows that, you know china is willing to back down a little more than it seems to be doing right now in advance of the chinese communist party's president's visit in september. >> this is essentially building up for that state visit in september. the chinese have said this one issue involving the so you the cline in a sea should not dominate the agenda. that's their position, but what his the u.s. position and can the united live with just a verbal disagreement over the south china sea in preparations
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for this big meeting that the chinese president will have in washington this fall? >> i think they definitely can. the u.s. can definitely live with just a verbal state. they don't want it to dominate the agenda, because there's a lot of important things that they want to talk to china about. they want to talk about north korea, trade this big hacking that has happened. i think the south china sea is something where they clearly of the upper hand, china recognizes that other countries in southeast asia are seeing that it's the aggressor i think the south china sea is not going to dominate the talks. >> you mentioned hacking. so many officials in washington want to blame the attack of the o.m.b., the sort of main frame for u.s. government workers on the chinese. the obama administration hasn't gone as far as specifically blaming china. how much is this an issue for the meetings be this week? >> i think this will definitely be an issue. the chinese really don't like to
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talk about this. they point out rightly that the united states is not the only one that gets hacked. china and chinese companies get hacked a lot. we just know a lot less about it in part because chinese reporters are not nearly as tenacious in figuring out what actually happens with the hacking like we do in the states, but i just don't think -- i think the u.s. is going to press on it. i don't think china's going to want to talk about it too much. if we're looking for someone to blame, we can definitely blame people in these offices who set their password as password. >> it's their own fault i suppose for not doing something more that would protect them better. >> what do you see as far as the issue of hong kong and how does that play and affect the discussions this week? >> i think it's going to be something that china's not going to want to talk about and the u.s. is going to bring up quite
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gingerly. you have a vote where pro democracy lawmakers voted down beijing's plan that would have loud the people of hong kong to pick from a slate of two or three candidates that beijing wanted and pro democracy lawmakers in hong kong did not think that was allowing them enough suffrage for the people of hong kong. united states tries not to wade too deeply into the dispute in hong kong. it says this is a sovereign chinese issue the people of hong kong, the people in mainland should be able to deem with it any way they see fit. i think the u.s. does bring it up to bring up discussions and in part to publicly say that little on the side of human rights in china. >> i think there are a number of experts that suggest the entire kind relationship need a reset. do you agree with that and what should that reset focus on and
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look like? people are realizing this is something we have to think through, china is the second most powerful power and ready to compete economically and politically. it's time to have a plan so when we think about all the different things that different bodies of the u.s. government are doing to engage or to relate with china it would be nice to have a strategy behind that, so that it can be more productive in, you know whatever the people making these decisions are really trying to decide to do with china, you know, do we want to deal with a chain in a that's as strong or stronger than the united states? do we want china to remain weaker than the united states. these are things people need to discuss publicly and we need to
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think out. >> thank you we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> several major rulings could be coming this week from the united states supreme court, one of the biggest cases involves the constitutionality of staple sex marriage, gay couples in states that currently ban it are making wedding plans in the hope that those bans will be thrown out. courthouses are preparing for change in status, as well. tune in to aljazeera america throughout the week for the latest on decisions from the united states supreme court. >> southern italy a mediterranean migrant crise deepened today with the arrival of 700 people. the migrants from several nations will board a rescue ship. some needed to be treated for dehydration, others suffered broken bones. so far this year, an estimated 100,000 people have managed to cross the mediterranean and land in europe and about half of them arrived in italy. >> protestors in berlin staged a funeral in front of germany's
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parliament today to protest the e.u.'s handling of the migrant crisis. the demonstrators demanded that more be done to help migrants trying to cross the mediterranean. protestors toppled barricades, scuffled with police and dug symbolic graves. at least 1800 migrants have died trying to travel through the mediterranean this year. in the dominican republic, the number of haitian immigrants live and work in that country totals nearly half a million but the dominican government is planning to deport those who missed last wednesday's deadline to apply for residency. adam has more from the haitian-dough minute con border. >> this is the bridge that connects the dominican republic and haiti.
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the dominicans will build a detention center here and the haitian government a reception center. the haitians are asking the dominican government to only deport suspected haitian migrants to two major points ant industry in haiti here and another near the capitol. we are not seeing any massive deportations by the dominican government. it would create economic havoc for the country since it relies on the workforce. 200,000 people are at risk of deportation, the people unable to file paperwork by the deadlines. >> nobody should have a parent in here. everybody wants their parents to be home. >> this was a bittersweet father's day for the children of inmates in california's san quentin prison. >> texas has more flooding in
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the forecast. we will have the latest.
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>> wow, these are amazing... >> techknow, where technology meets humanity! only on al jazeera america >> every year on father's day california's government buses families to prisons across the state. for many children, it is a rare chance to see their dad and statistics show the absence of any federal figure even one in jail puts children at risk. melissa reports from san quentin. >> the years go by every day the same as the one before. the prisoners of san quentin can only plod on, locked up and overcrowded with thousands of other inmates and yet alone separated from their families, who are often too poor and far away to visit. with the help of an organization called get on the bus which provides financial assistance
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and transportation of the families of those incarcerated, some have an opportunity to visit once a year ahead of father's day. the endless years of bonding most families have reduced to one jampacked day. for the moody family, this reunion is the first in 14 years where the family has all been together. >> i told the kids i was really nervous, right? even though i talked to him all the time on the phone but i haven't seen him physically in like 14 years so it was -- i was nervous. >> eric and dasia have seen their father once since imprisonment. >> his phone calls i remember, his letters i have, that's a reminder that he always loves me. >> he was sentenced to 40 years in prison for robbery at gunpoint. he says one of the toughest things about being away is his loss of identity as a husband
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and father. >> because i love them so much and i want them to succeed in life. i don't want them to end up on a bad road. i'm powerless being in here. if i was out there, i could do more in their lives. >> the punishment has been dispensed not just on them, but on their children in the form of parental absence. study after study have shown that family visits help especially if the visitation is in a relaxed less restrictive environment. >> there are games face painting, or people can decide to sit and catch up. basically, everyone has four hours or so here. >> though not every reunion was festive. some were silent, perhaps because there was too much to say in too little time orr from a sense of shame. the stigma of having a parent in
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prison impacts so many children in the country that even sesame street rolled out a muppet named alex. >> my dad's in jail. >> research suggests that these children have a greater chance of ending up in prison themselves. more than 2.7 million children in the u.s. have a parent in prison. the trauma often starts at the time of arrest. 67% of children witnessed their mother or father getting handcuffed and it's african-american children who disproportionately suffer. one in nine have an incarcerated parent. >> nobody should have a parent in here. like everybody wants their parents to be home, and sometimes that parent can't be there, you know, and it's like -- it's hard. i want him to be here for my birthday and holidays and i want
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him to see me graduate, and the thought of him possibly not being able to be there is hard. he is my dad. i do love him a lot and i want him to see those things. >> marvin morris lost his father to the system as a teen. he overcame the odds to become a postal worker. >> most people use it as an excused, but i was old enough to know that it can't be an excuse for me to do anything i'm not supposed to do, so i try not to let it affect me even though i miss him. >> father and son are meeting for the first time in 19 years. tomas morris may spend the rest of his life in prison under california's three strikes law. his last crime assaulting someone with a hammer. >> i just can't wait. if i ever get out, i can't wait to go home and be with him, you know, i ain't got to worry. hey, i miss my son.
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>> for the moodies the teens hope to see their father's sentence changed a possibility as california fight to say reduce its prison population. meanwhile, both study hard and plan to attend college. >> next year, i plan on bringing him my graduation pictures, and with cap and gown and stuff. >> a couple of years later i plan on bringing my college football contract. >> yeah! yeah. >> even with an early release many more fathers days will pass here in san quentin before eric moody, sr. gets freedom. as life unfolds unchanged for him, his children will become adults. lost time, the punishment for those in prison. melissa chan, al jazeera san quentin, california. >> california inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate. the department of corrections spent $8 million this year on
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new security scanners and drug sniffing dogs and they plan to strip search visitors of ferrying drugs to inmates. >> northern texas saw heavy flooding again today a result of weekend tropical storm bill. several people were rescued in raging waters after a bridge in hunt county, texas collapsed. nobody was hurt. more than seven inches of rain fell on wiley texas this morning. kevin is here with the weather. >> they do not need anymore rain. after seeing so much heavy rain previous to bill, then bill, and then these storms that happened today, take a look at the radar summary. the thunderstorms we are talking about are these up towards the north, kind of hanging out here on the border, dumping a lot of rain over a long period of time. that's where we have the flooding there. we've had heavy rape towards parts of southern texas, as well. now, these are the watches and
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the warnings that are out. you notice that most of the warnings are along these rivers. this is the trinity river right here. this is the red river this is the mississippi river. because so much water has fallen in the rest of the area, all the water is draining into these rivers. these are susceptible to that flooding situation. flooding like that along the rivers takes a very long time once it gets to the gulf of mexico. the temperatures, take a look out there. right now we're talking about best of my memory in ham alabama, charlotte at 91, we are going to see these temperatures tomorrow still very, very high, well above average for this time of year, almost 100 degrees in charlotte and that is not figuring in the heat index in the region, triple digits, it's going to feel like in most of these areas. atlanta, this is the temperatures, we're going to be seeing 96 degrees for tomorrow.
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by the time we get to mid week, things are finally going to come down a little bit more towards normal. back to you. >> thank you very much. >> 66 surfers have set a world record for most people riding a surfboard at once. they came to hang loose on a custom board in california saturday. 66 surfers rode the board for 12 seconds. of course it had to be waxed. it broke a previous record a decade ago when 47 surfers managed to hang 10 or only 10 seconds. >> when we return, some scientists say they can change human behavior while people sleep. we'll look at whether the benefits outweigh the pit falls. >> the scene after a deadly shooting in south carolina.
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>> a sleep study shows it's possible to make permanent behavioral changes for the good of mankind the experiment alarmed ethicists questions whether brain manipulation during sleep could be abused. we take you inside the clean experiment. >> in a neuroscience lab at northwestern university in evanston illinois, researchers will explore whether a science major has racial or gender biases. all he has been told is he's here for a sleep study. this replicated experiment is taking place for our cameras but if the results are in line with the findings of 40 previous testimony subject it will show that unconscious bias can be reduced during sleep. >> it can be thought of as a short cut actually. >> we all have unconscious by that i can't says.
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>> when you meet someone new you don't know them yet and you might use short cuts to make some judgments the question is when do those short cuts get us into trouble. >> a test is designed to discover unconscious she is bias. the next step, positive reinforcement to unlearn bias. this chime is paired with positive racial images. this is tied to gender. >> we wanted to influence bun bias during sleep and leave the other one alone as a comparison to find out how effective it was. >> there are a number of neurological issues that may be generated by these studies. the most are are we practicing mind control. >> the quick answer is yes. >> the work of the group is in many ways very exciting, but the
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very same technique could be used as a potential tool to deal with the type of control of thought and activities that could be used by a terrorist organization or some other subversive cause. >> the professor acknowledges the ethical issues. >> however, the trainings is done during waking, so it's not the case that sleep is automatically having an effect without the training first. >> back at the lab he has no trouble falling into deep slumber, the now barely audible sound associated with positive racial images is embedded within a white notice and piped into the room. an hour and a half later nap time is over. he is tested once more. >> we had a smaller bias in the end for the racial bias than for the gender bias which is what we didn't cue. >> the larger issue is how will we develop guidelines, protocols and policies to direct, steer
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and govern the way these techniques are developed and ultimately used in what we've done is just scraped the surface of the iceberg. >> church church in charleston, south carolina reopened its doors today sunday service was the first held since nine were killed at a bible class wednesday night. we want to get your final thoughts before we close out this newscast. >> what i find to be most amazing is that four days ago a gunman walked into the doors of that church, opened fire and killed nine parishioners, including the pastor who would have been preaching today but he was not. tonight, four days after that, it is safe to describe the scene behind me as calm, as peaceful as multi-rarely. there are brack people in the crowd, white people in the crowd, there are asians, there are young and there are old. just a short time ago there was a baby screaming perhaps because she has been her a little bit too long today.
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they held hands across the bridge to say that charleston does not want to be seen as some of the other cities that we have seen where we see the hands go up saying black lives matter. what they seem to be saying is that charleston matters and it wants to be judged separately. right up on that calendar connie, two officers, both would it have been wearing this crowd. in her not wearing flak jacket or guns. they have been greeting the crowd with smiles. they have been greeting the crowd with waves, which seems to be working so far. back to you. >> thank you so much. we appreciate all the great remarkable currently in such a difficult story. our entire team in south carolina, thank you so them. i'll be back with another hour of news at 11:00 p.m. eastern 8:00 p.m. practice i can . you can always see our latest news on aljazeera.com. we want to leave you inside
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emanuel a.m.e. church as hundreds came together to pray today for the nine victims. >> baltimore's sandtown neighborhood. the heart of west baltimore, and one of the city's poorest areas. this is where freddie gray grew up -- known to friends as pepper. >> why was his nickname pepper? >> i never heard of pepper being bad for nobody, salt is bad for you, salt will kill you.

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