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cers not convicted about that? the world gonna know about it. >> catch more "faultlines" episodes on demand or at >> this is aljazeera america. live from new york city. i'm tony harris. after five decades of mistrust between the united states and cuba
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this is what change looks like as he brings in acrimony in u.s. and cuban regulations. >> it's not just symbolism.
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>> whale they silence dissidents and fugitives and cop killers. but the benefits, not only for agriculture and tech and tourism, but for the u.s. reputation across latin america. where the cuban policy nurtured long-standing resent many. for millions of cubans, most have known nothing but tension and us spinning from the united states. >> we'll have the opportunity to engage more across the island.
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>> president obama started a 15-day notification to congress, and the cubans announced that they're going to be opening their embassy on july toe. and the u.s. embassy in havana announced that it's going to open a couple of days after that. >> miami's little havana neighborhood is home to thousands of cuban exiles, and they have been watching president obama's efforts to normalize releases with cuba. and what are people in little havana saying about the reopening of the embassies? >> reporter: well, tony, this is a faction of conservative cuban-american cultures, and you can imagine for decades if they were in support of the embargo, they're not going to change their opinion just because president obama has made these moves. but in spite of all of that,
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the cuban-american community is starting to change. >>56 years of dictatorship, and what we're saying to them is, we have to find new ways. new moves, and we have to break the status quo so that we can introduce new evidence of mobility in the process and perhaps that will help us to bring about new changes. >> . >> i spoke earlier this morning right after the announcement in the elion gonzales case, and you might remember it. the child who made the journey from cuba to the united states, and the mother had drown in the journey. and then there was that big
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custody battle. at that time, the cuban-american company came out fully unified. and they're less unified then they were then. and i think that it has to do with the younger generation of cuban americans who are fundamentally different than their parents. they looked at this for years and said that it's time for a change, so shifting opinion tony. >> melissa chan in miami. appreciate it. and the greek government said had a it's ready to accept most of its creditor's demands. that's according to a letter leaked today. but after greece missed the crucial deadlines it's being felt on the streets of athens. >> this man has a difficult time telling pensioners they have to wait. they're allowed into the bank one-by-one to collect some money. and they have been here for hours. just days before the
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referendum he's telling greeks their money is safe, and they should vote no to strengthen greece's position in negotiations. >>negotiations. >> no doesn't mean a split division, but to return to values. no means strong in an economically viable agreement to give solutions to the debt. >> the greek prime minister has made a new offer with concessions, but it seems that most of europe's powerful politicians are giving him the cold shoulder. >> i always kept what we agreed on. what the rules are what we agreed on in europe and what the national rules are. if everyone had done the same, greece would not be in such a desperate situation. looking for it outside of greece may not be the same in greece, but it has nothing to do with reality. >> what do tourists think?
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tourism is vital to greece's economy. we found them trekking up to the acropolis. some oblivious to the financial crisis, and some taking it in their stride. >> i heard that the bank might be closed. so i brought cash from home basically. >> we heard there were problems over here, but now it's normal as far as we're concerned. >> so the greeks themselves, the situation is much more worrying. they can't escape their country's financial crisis, and yet, for all of the tensions and disagreements in the country, the vast manual or the of greeks have dealt with the situation with great calm and patience. >> lila gives legal advice to bankrupt greeks. 120,000 have declared bankruptcy in the past five years, but what can she possibly tell them now. >> even us, as lawyers we're afraid about what will happen next. there's a level of insecurity.
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security at the moment, so we just say wait and see. we have a referendum at the end of the week, and maybe some things will happen, and maybe not, we'll see. >> somehow in all of this, the greeks have to make a momentous decision in the coming days about their country's future. >> iran's foreign minister say that negotiations over his country's nuclear program are making progress in austria but the head of the u.n.'s watchdog group is making a detour to tehran. >> reporter: the detailed negotiations go on here. still some sticking points and a great deal for them to get through, because this is supposed to be the final agreement. they have a great deal of detail to make sure that neither side think of the end of this when a deal is done that there's some sort of understanding. we understand that more foreign
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ministers will be coming here in the coming hours. the idea is to give this process momentum, and try to get this moving toward a deal that they want to achieve in the next week or so. but perhaps more importantly when the minister is coming to vienna he's leaving vienna and going to tehran. on the way to tehran to meet the prime minister, and there are controversial aspects of this. for example, would the ininspectors be allowed to go everywhere in iran? to military sites in and also, there are questions that the iaea has been asking iran for years about their past nuclear activities, and some say that if iran doesn't come clean about what it has done in the past how can you trust them in the future? >> ali velshi is in tehran for us today. and ali good news.
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so james spoke about the issues that the iaea will take up with president rouhani in tehran, and let's talk about sanctions. iran wants them to move entirely and is that a possibility. >> the issue is when do they come off? do they get suspended? lifted? entirely removed? some would like them entirely removed. and in fact, the sticking point in the negotiations right now is what james talked about. the fact that the supreme leader has said that it would be an affront to iran to have foreigners come in and inspect the nuclear sites and interviewing the nuclear scientists. but they want parity, and treated by the iaea like other countries are. in the way of sanctions, i spoke to the professor here in tehran. and he was saying that it's not the iranians, in the view of
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the iranian perspective, there are problems in the united states. while president obama and the executive branch of the administration may be trying to get to a deal, he feels that congress is behind the efforts to stop a deal from going through. here's what he told me. >> you have some people in the u.s. within the u.s. congress, leaders of the republican party that would want iran's nuclear program closed down, but they also want to keep the sanctions. they want their cake and eat it too. both ways. >> your response would be that in iran, there's a supreme leader who is more powerful than all of congress, one person who can say yes or no. >> if you read what he has been saying -- >> and it becomes the issue. the iranians think that congress and the republicans
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and as you heard dr. is adi say, that the israel lobby is working against this deal, and we know that when a deal is inked, it has to be approved by the ayatollah, the supreme leader in iran. so even if a deal is arrived at by july 1st, it has to go places to get approved. by the way the president has to get it to congress by july 9th, and they have 40 days to vote it up or down. >> so you've been talking to iranians this week and i wonder what they have been saying to you? what would the lifting of sanctions mean to them for their lives? >> . >> most of the people i spoke to could give me very specific examples. first of all, it would stop the hyper inflation that has caused the currency to devalue in the last couple of years in particular. people are finding it harder to
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buy things, and there's also a problem getting imported goods on an official level because iran is on a banking system, so it can't buy things. there's a gray market. you can buy i phones and other products sometimes at a cost that's higher than in the west. but if it is, the currency is worth a lot less. there are manufacturers here who want to sell their products overseas, and they haven't been able to do that. machinery, parts spare parts for cars, things like that, can't come into iran easily. so you see a lot of influence and a lot of cars from china for instance that you don't see in the u.s. market. and you don't see any american cars, and you see a limited number of cars from the west. this is a big driving country. the city of los angeles, it's spread out and people drive a lot. and you see car sales. this is a very big car market. so there are all sorts of specific examples of what the
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iranians feel would change in their lives if these sanctions were lifted. there's a lot of what has to be done and uniformity of opinion that these sanctions need to be lifted. >> ali, thank you for all of your reporting while you're in iran and you can watch ali velshi right here on aljazeera america. egypt says that it's in complete control of the sinai peninsula after a coordinated attack on egyptian soldiers. isil attacked army checkpoints in the north sinai. and the military said that at least 100 fighters were killed in the fighting. this is the deadliest battle in the region since the 1973 war. and egypt has been battling insurgents. and the white house is condemning the attack. the united states stands
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resolutely with essentially i want with terror attacks that have inflicted the country and we will continue to it assist egypt in addressing these throats to its security. israel has temporarily shut down a shared border crossing because of that violence, and we have more from jerusalem. >> closing it's two main border crossings with egypt the military is closely monitoring the situation in sinai after this deadly attack. and we also understand that the israeli military is also monitoring the border area that it shares with egypt as well. all of this really just underscores the concern that israel has about the violence in egypt. the two countries have had what has been described as a cold peace since 1979. but the relationship between
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egypt and israel was test only tested in 2012 with the campaign in the gaza strip which resulted in details of a number of civilians. and the egyptian president mohamed morsi pulled its envoy from israel. but in the last few weeks the current president sisi, has sent a new ambassador back to israel. so it appears that the cooperation between israel and egypt is certainly much better than a few years ago and it under scores again what we have been saying that israel has concerns about the situation in the sinai. an area in which they built a huge fence which stretches for over 200 kilometers and stands 5 meters high and is covered in razor wire. >> arson is not suspected but yet another black church is burped to the ground and
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congregations are concerned. >> . >> plus, recreational marijuana is now available in oregon. the consequences for the police force.
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>> the fbi is looking into half a dozen fires at black churches across the south. and it appears the latest at an ame church in south carolina was not arson but the fires are a frightening reminder of previous attacks targeting houses of worship. jonathan martin has more. >> while federal investigators say lightning appears to have caused the fire at mount zion ame church in south carolina, images of the historic church going up in flames tuesday night brought back painful memories. church had burned before, in 1975, by members of the klu klux klan. >> to see it again it gives
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you an ill feeling. >> since the killing of nine worshipers inside of charleston's emanuel ame church last month six churches in the south have gone up in flames. investigators have ruled them as arson and they found no evidence of a hate crime. >> those matters are under investigation, so i can't go into a lot. we don't have definitive answers into how all of them were started. >> many say that the pattern is alarming. >> the church has always been the number-one target when it comes to the black community. the black church is the strong effort institution we have. whenever there has been anything for the advancement of african-americans in this country, the leadership has come from the black church. >> 1963, in birmingham, alabama, killed four little
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girls and horrified the nation, and congress created the church arson prevention act. >> we are remained that our job is not done. >> just hours after the nation's first black president would be elected in 2008, three white men burned a prominently black church in massachusetts >> so the concern is there and the heightened awareness is there. >> so far they don't see any organized links but he said that his congregation is being proactive. >> we're hiring extra security. and most importantly, we believe that the church is a safe place to worship. >> jonathan martin, aljazeera new orleans. joining us from montgomery,
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alabama, a senior fellow. and thank you for your time. >> thank you for having me. >> it's a pleasure. and so we're hearing reports and jonathan just mentioned in his report that the fire at the church last night was caused by lightning, but what are you learning about the three or four other fires in the black churches in south carolina and around the states since the charleston shooting? >> i think that the bottom line, we have yet to see real evidence emerge that suggests that they were in fact racially motivated arson attacks. main evidence is simply the coincidence, if that is what it is how quickly they came not after the massacre itself, but after the very strong reaction to the confederate battle flag. the huge controversy over the
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flag. there's a huge amount of rage among white supremacists about cultural genocide. >> where are you picking that up? i know that the storm sight is one of the sights online that you keep an eye on, but where are you picking up the kind of venom that you are talking about there. >> exactly in places like storm front, it's a huge white supremacist forum run by an alabama clan leader, and an organization based here in alabama. and they're talking about the confederate flag, and all of the criticism, as being a great recruiting tool for them. and i'm not sure that's true, but that's what they're talking about. >> so is it fair to say that even if those three to four other fires at black churches turn out to be deliberate
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attacks, and that's not the case at this point that they will most likely end up not as a coordinated action, but more likely a lone wolf attack? >> that's right. i think that it's incredibly unlikely that even if two or three or four of these churches were set on fire as reaction to the brouhaha because of the coldconfederate flag that it was done in a coordinated way. it's unlikely that it's a group. it would be lone wolves or inspiring other copy cats >> so looking back at the ame shooting, put into context there was a moment of that in martin's piece why have they been such a context in. >> let me say that the black
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church has been attacked all the way back to the 1820s and it really was under attack in a big way. over 100 attacks during the civil rights movement between 1954 and 1968. i think that it's simply what was heard in the piece. it is the center of leadership in the black community. that was especially true during the civil rights movement. and that's really where the civil rights movement came out of, the black church. so white supremacists were aware of that. and for instance, the 6th street baptist church, bombed in 1963, where four little girls were killed, was organizing against segregation in birmingham at the time and that's the reason. >> is part of the white supremacist move. based on the idea that any gains by black groups necessarily means a loss for whites? is that part of the thinking that goes into the white
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supremacist mindset and the idiology of the group? >> yeah, i mean it's a zero-sum gain for them. white supremacists in this country going back to the 1880s, have been portraying themselves as some kind of an embattled minority or a soon-to-be embattled minorities. it's bizarre to listen to them. they have adopted the language of the civil rights movement to describe how they have been dispossessed and what they're talking about white people have lost some of their privileges that other people did not enjoy. so it's very hypocritical. >> the klu klux klan is holding a rally, we understand, in charleston this month. and does that have any standing today in the supremacist
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movement today in america. >> i wouldn't say so. there's not one clan. there are 25 clan groups, and the white knights of the klu klux klan that are going to charleston on july 1st are simply doing what they can to get a whole lot of publicity out of these events. that's what we see the clan doing these days. they know they're going to get attention nationally and even international by injecting themselves into the situation and they're doing that. >> a fellow with the southern poverty law center, joining us from montgomery, alabama. thank you. >> . it was a historic day for the relationship between the united states and cuba. the embassies are reopening but there are still concerns especially about human rights. and victims in japan's wartime sex slavery filing a a
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multimillion-dollar lawsuit in the united states.
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>> for the first time in more than 50 years, the united states and cuba have a formal diplomatic relationship. president obama announced restoration of ties today six months after he said he would move to do so. he said the united states and cuba will soon reopen embassies in each other's capitals, and secretary of state, john kerry will travel to havana for the reopening of the u.s. mission there. but the president said that there still needs to be much more change in cuba. >> of course nobody expects cuba to be transformed overnight. but i believe that american engagement through our embassy and businesses and most of all through our people is the best way to advance our interests and support for democracy and human rights. our leadership in the world is our capacity to change, and
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aspire for something better. >> reopening the embassies has rubbed many americans the wrong way. and as erica kapinski reports it's an opportunity to stand for human rights. >> let's start with this building here, the cuban intersection, it's going to be turned into an embassy and take two weeks but cuban-americans already have a flagpole installed. and they're ready to hoist up that flag as soon as it'ser official. but even when the flag is flying high over the building, there will still be several issues in the air. >> it's time to realize that this approach doesn't work, it hasn't worked for 50 years. it shuts america out of cuba's future, and it only makes life worse for the cuban people. >> while the president insists that it's the best way to support knock in a communist country, the white house succeeds that there are controversial issues on the
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table. from reforms to human rights, to resolving property claims of american citizens and interests, dating back to the revolution in cuba, until these outstanding issues are addressed, critics in the senate, like marco rubio say that they will oppose the confirmation of an ambassador to cuba. adding that it's time for our unilateral successions to this odious regime to end. the new jersey democrat said of the president's decision that it sends a message that democracy and human rights take a back seat to an initiative. and while some cues obama of legacy shopping, another senator, like those who visited havana this week, and still the head of the foreign relations committee said that he's concerned about cuba's grip on the people. >> it's important for cuba to
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realize that it's out of step today with the human rights issues, and we raise those today. >> there are a few ways that the congress can get in the way. they can hold up the nomination of an ambassador to cuba, and they can withhold funds for the u.s. embassy. the former assistant administrator for the bureau of latin america and usiz, the u.s. agency for international development. paul, good to see you and let me start here. the house speaker said this today. obama administration is handing the cation tros of a lifetime dream of legit see without giving a thing for the cuban people being oppressed.
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and you agree that they're making a mistake. >> i think that he is, backed by the majority of the people in congress to be more informed about what they're doing. the castro brothers have not changed anything about the economics and the politics of the island. and the president keeps giving con segs. a new day should be that the united states gets something for what they're getting which is a better relationship and improved relations. i'm sorry about that. >> i've been part of this for a long time. and i'm a republic republican that would like to see the president do this in a way that's good for our relationship and the cuban people. >> his reaction to the president's announcement. he said i still distrust castro, but we have to get that regime to open up and stop the bubs of people and their basic teams, and i think that it will be the necessary step in the
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long process to achieving that goal. and you say that he's dead wrong on this. and why based on your years of experience working in the region? >> . >> well, a couple of things, senator nelson, he's a fine man, and he was part of my confirmation process but he never says why this opening is going to make a difference, and the president never says why. and it's because they're well aware that the castro brothers are not obligated to do anything in return, and in fact they well know that the arrest of political dissidents went up in the last six months ago. the ladies in white were beaten up even more during the time that the castro brothers were supposedly warming up to this relationship. that's the problem. you are suspecting something to happen from brutal dictators.
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>> explain why it gives a better framework for democracy and releasing political prisoners. what do you think about that? that. >> in theory, that would be true. canada and the political union have had normal relationships with this country for 40 years and it has made no difference, and in fact, european senators and diplomats have been imprisoned by the regime because they visited with dissidents on the island. theyi don't see how you're going to get that until you get realchise. here's what i would imagine tony. there's a list of what the cast roz have to do, and obama gets them to agree to two things, and they don't do that. the castro brothers don't have to do anything. >> would you agree with me that the optics on this look like a
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win for the president? he gains all of the positive pictures, and he gets to make announcements like today he looks like he's progressive and not living in the past, all of that without the embargoing lifted some. >> yeah, purely as a political action, i think that he has a win here. the problem for him will come if senator rubio and senator cruz, any republican, but particularly those governor jindal because they're very strong on these issues, they will be making a point on this whenever there's an attempt for hilliary clinton to make a point, and then it will cost them a bit. because these guys can explain very clearly and what we're missing, and how the cuban people aren't really being helped. it's a political win for him. >> let me run this by him. bob menendez, he's a democrat, and he had a scathing response.
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i don't know if you got that. this is the only government in the western hemisphere to which the obama administration has chosen to establish relationship with that is not elected. going back to the legacy initiative. and that's your point right. >> that's my point because it's not a possible request for the castro brothers to let out the political prisoners. there are 2,000 of them total. and stop arresting them. and the ladies in white. can you imagine when the american people see video during the campaign of that. it wasn't much to ask. >> paul bonecelli. thank you. and in greece now, there are signs that the greek government is ready to accept most of its creditor's demands until now they have conditions set by european banks.
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the debt crisis is starting to cause the greeks who rely on tourism to make a living. >> tourism is 50% of the gdp. many will tell you that they have never carried so much money on them. and the banks are closed until next week, and they fear that they couldn't access any otherwise. cash machines are still working. and foreigners are able to pull out more than the 60 euros capped on greek citizens, but some cash machines are empty. but they're feeling the pinch. he counts among his clients the greeks of the island. but also hotels and restaurants. he has about 15 stop because
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the demand has gone down. he's worried about the referendum next sunday. and he says if a yes or no vote wins, things were take a turn for the worst and places that rely on the tourists, and so far have not felt the crisis could feel it more. >> a yes vote on the referendum would mean more austerity for greece, and avoid the possibility of greece leaving the euro zone. i asked patricia what could happen if there's a no vote on sunday. >> in essence it puts greece -- it could potentially set the euro zone onto the path. what's the one thing that we know about markets? >> instability uncertainty. right, right. >> exactly. this is the ultimate stress test of the euro right now. this is a real life unfolding stress test of the euro, and the big question is, what happens if a country is allowed to break off from the euro?
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that's the chart to the unknown, and does that weaken the currency? this is the second biggest currency after the u.s. dollar, so the stakes are very very high here. >> is it likely that this government could be in danger. >> okay, so the consensus out there is basically if there's a no vote, which would be rejecting the plan, that's actually going with the government. and that's what the government wants. they want a rejection of the bailout plan, and you have been seeing the finance minister as well, came out on his blog, and he had six bullet points. >> why to say no. >> and so going into this referendum, what's interesting tony, what we see at the polls. when the referendum was announced, at first you see the majority of the people registering the plan,rejecting the plan, but after a couple of days of shut down
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banks. this is what it looks like in the future, and now the polls are shifting a bit right? >> yes and we see demonstrators outside of the parliament -- >> what are the ramifications for the united states in all of this? and what is the united states' role? to set back and watch and make calls? to keep tabs on the process? what is the united states to do as all of this is unfolding? >> well, president obama has been making calls and talking to the german chancellor, and this is part of the obama doctrine, and they want to diffuse and the dialogue and the both sides to come to agreement. they don't need a crisis in europe right now. the way that this could come to impact the u.s. economy is through a strengthening dollar. during times of uncertainty if we get results out of the referendum, the cloud of uncertainty over europe. what they will tend to do, they
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could end up going into safe haven investment. and as you know, the u.s. dollar and u.s. bond. and that strengthens the u.s. dollar and as the u.s. dollar strengthens, that makes our goods more expensive tobaia broad. and as you well know, this year's drag on economic growth, we're not selling as much because the dollar is so strong right now compared to other currency. >> what a story and thank you for your time. they were known as convert women, taken from countries like korea and kept as sex slaves for japanese troops, and now some of them plan to seek justice in court. and they held a rally in washington today. lisa ward has more from san francisco. >> tony, every wednesday in seoul, south korea there's a protest outside of the japanese
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embassy for victims of sexual slavery during world series it. this wednesday the protesters changed it up and moved the rally to washington d.c., and they say that their next move is a lawsuit. a protestor worth traveling for for 89-year-old kim. she lives in south korea and is one of the few remaining comfort women. it's a term used for women forced into sexual slavery by the japanese during world war ii. kim came to the u.s. to ask president obama to nudge the u.s. allies to ask japan to recognize the pain of these women. >> they conned us and told us that we would be working in factories, making military supplies. however, we were taken to battle fields, and i was only 14 at the time and i was taken as a sexual slave and had to live an agonizing life for
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eight years. >> she's disgusted by the history. >> but they were too young. they just recruit them, so many. thousands and thousands of girls. look at this. too young just like my grandchild. >> japan argues that the issue was settled in a 1965 agreement when the country paid $800 million to south korea but the issue has continued to infect the relations between the leaders of the two countries, and now a u.s. court will be asked to weigh in after the lawsuit failed. we spoke to the leader who is filing the lawsuit this month asking for a public apology from japan and $20 million better the victims. he hopes that the court will listen to the victims while they're still here to tell their story.
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>> this is my grandma and my mommy. they are hurt emotionally, you know? >> kim would like to return home with the knowledge that the u.s. pretty will play a role in solving the issues from the past so she can move forward. >> the japanese government is completely saying that the crime was done by civilians and what i want is for japan to clearly state and acknowledge that it was done at state level, and not by civilians. >> she has been waiting most of her life for the apologies. >> while here in the u.s., kim has met with members of amnesty international. and next she travels to fairfax, virginia, to visit a monument there and a meeting. >> the justice department is investigating possible collusion among airlines to
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keep airfares high. and they're looking into information on whether they were adding new flights and seats. united airlines now controls 80% of seats in the domestic market. it was not your typical church service. ♪ >> so dozens gathered at the first church of cannibus. why nobody inhaled. and all about audrey help burp. the images of the iconic actress now on display.
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>> okay, so wait a minute. more than 100 people took part in the celebration of recreational marijuana today filling a church in indianapolis. organizers say that the unusual
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first church of canada is to test the freedom law and as of today, marijuana is still illegal in indiana. as of today recreational marijuana is legal in oregon. you can posses and use it. it's a big change for the state. and also for some members of the law enforcement community. tanya mosley explains. >> when it comes to the war on drugs, we rarely hear about these foot soldiers. highly trained police dogs. experts at sniffing out everything from meth to marijuana. >> right now she's looking for crack cocaine. >> police officer alex, shows us how they work. >> we don't have to ask the dogs to hunt. they can't wait to do t. >> once they sniff out the drugs, the officer has probable cause to search a property or person. but last november, oregon legalized recreational marijuana. >> we won't have to spend time
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chasing them. >> the great skill that they do now prevents them from keeping their jobs in oregon. it's nearly impossible to train them to stop searching for marijuana. so with the exception of trafficking in schools or jails -- >> they could say it was the 10 kilos of cocaine, it was a marijuana cigarette. and in order to avoid that, we have a three-odor dog. >> a three-odor dog smells only for marijuana and meth and cocaine. he said good-bye to bach, his partner for four years. >> we had almost 1,000 training hours as a team. we passed 13 different certifications, and he was about a nine on the ten scale. i don't know if there's a ten out there. i cried like a baby the day i dropped him off. it was a hard day. >> do you want this?
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let's go to work, let's find it. >> the oregon police said that 60 of the 100 canine officers work in narcotics. some will retire. and others like bach, who was recently shipped to idaho will be sent to other states where marijuana is still illegal. receiving a drug sniffing dog is a gift. training them takes time, and it can cost upwards of $12,000. >> so we have drugs in here, and that's -- she's doing it all by herself without any help from me. and that's the way we like t yeah, let's do it again. >> a big change for [ arguing ] law enforcement as it navigates this new world of legalized marijuana. >> you got them all. time to go home. >> tanya mosley, aljazeera portland oregon. >> john seigenthaler is here. >> live from puerto rico, where
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the residents have been hit with a big increase in the sales tax, part of the island's effort to deal with the $72 billion debt crisis. how that tax increase is affecting the people there and some of the most vulnerable families. and plus, the supreme court gets ready to decide on affirmative action on college admissions. and then this. we live in the refinery. that's what it feels like. >> a community takes on an oil giant over buyouts for homeowners near a refinery. some of the families were given generous offers, while others got nothing. and then my conversation with a former democratic senator on politics. the problem with special interests in washington. >> as a nation, we're more than just a collection of special interests. there's something called the common good.
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what i hear in washington less and less is people talking about what is best for the country. >> gary hart and those stories coming up in about 6 minutes. >> appreciate it, and see you then. legendary actress audrey hepburn, one of the style icons in the 60s. and now a look at hepburn's hem rabble look. to the national portrait gallery. >> there are imitators but there's only one audrey hepburn. elfin star who invented a style that remains fashionable more than 60 years on. her life in photographs is on show in london until october. >> there are some wonderful photographs of audrey hepburn in the show. there are more than 08, starting with her as a young child in belgium and onto the london stage and hollywood stardom. >> the show combines the intimate with the iconic
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reproduced in so many photographs. >> she would be touched to be at the national portrait gallery, along with the belief to be here. >> audrey hepburn left the netherlands for the bright lights of london's west end when she was just 19, a chorus girl and dancer who stood out from the rest, even before a smart haircut and style. it wasn't long before hollywood beckoned. >> the happiest day of your life. >> hepburn's style the high effort paid actress at the time. >> advanced ticket sales for the show have been brisk. the magic continues. >> 18, 16, 22, and they're all discovering her and of course the older generation, with memories.
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she has entranced a generation. >> despite her fame, hepburn never succumbed to being a diva. she was never late on the film set and was polite to one and all. she was an ambassador for unicef. she visited sick children in 25 countries. only giving up when she had inoperable colon cancer. she died at 63. the figure in the little black dress. the elegant wide eyed fashion icon the definitive audrey hepburn. >> for the first time in 40 years, visitors at the white house are allowed to take pictures. and people are also posting pictures from inside of the executive mansion under rules that they can take small phones and cameras but not on selfie sticks. they are banned.
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i'm tony harris. and john seigenthaler will be back in just a couple of moments. have a good evening.
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>> hi everyone. this is al jazeera america i'm john siegenthaler. >> hifnghistoric step. >> we don't have to be imprisoned by the past. >> u.s. and cuba restore full diplomatic ties. >> greek debt. >> the government has to decide whether they're on the side of the people first and then