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change. >> gripping. inspiring. entertaining. talk to al jazeera. only on al jazeera america. >> this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm taupe tone. new video and clues in the jail cell death of sandra bland. rules were broken in her arrest. and the pent gone and iran's prime minister in the nuclear deal. and service members prompts the debate on whether troops should carry weapons here at home.
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authorities in texas have released dash cam video of the traffic stop that landed sandra brand in jail and charged with assaulting an officer. she was found dead in her jail cell last week. in waller county, texas the officials say that she hanged herself with a garbage bag. the trooper now is on desk duty. and pretends and family of sandra bland will gather soon in prairie view, texas to hold a memorial service. usher is there with the story for us. >> reporter: good afternoon tony well, we just heard from officials who had been meeting here at prairie view a&m university, that's where sandra bland was expected to take a job. and she was seep here interviewing when she was stopped in that traffic stop just over a week ago and the state and local officials were talking for about two hours to discuss the dash cam video that
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was released a short time ago. and we heard from some of the officials, including the lieutenant governor, who said this would be a very transparent investigation. >> in texas we're going to take very careful steps so there's no rush to judgment. regarding the grand jury, we passed a bill this session signed by the governor, that no longer allows a judge to hand-pick a grand jury. to seek diversity. so this grand jury, indeed, will be selected to be sure there's diversity on that grand jury, and that's the law we passed. >> and tony, the meeting was led by texas state never resourceroyce west,who joins us now. what went on in the meeting with that dash cam video? what was your reaction when you heard about what happened to sandra bland? >> i want to make sure that people understand there's a two
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step process from the arrest and what occurred in the jail. had she not been in the jail, she would not be dead today. i'm concerned about some of the content of the video and i'm reassured that the department of public safety, as well as the texas rangers and the fbi and the d.a. will be looking at that. i think it goes without saying that even the director, the department of public safety has questions about what transpired when the stop curled >> so you believe that if she were not stopped, she would be alive today. >> if she had not been arrested she would be alive today. >> and as far as the investigation is concerned whether you look at this dash cam video do you think that she should have been arrested? >> no. the reality is that when you turn from one lane to the other without signaling how many people do that all the time?
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the officer was going to give her a warning and after that, it escalated out of control. and as a result of doing that, he decided to arrest her for ultimately assault on a police officer. >> you met with the officials for two hours including the lieutenant governor, and what were the major issues, the questions that arose in the meeting? >> again why did she stop. and why did it escalate? is the department of public safety looking into it? the answer is yes and where is the investigation going? that's why we asked the district attorney to give us stats on that, and also to find out that there's going to be another autopsy that the family has requested to see if it's consistent with the original autopsy results if there are some differences between the two. so it was real clear and we, many of us elected officials including the lieutenant governor, and the chair of the
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black caucus, myself and others, want to make sure that the officials are staying vigilant and on top of it, and reassuring america that this is going to be a transparent investigation. >> one of the problems that we see in this video is what occurs off-camera, and that's something that you say needs to be addressed. >> yes and this past legislative session, i was able to author a bill that put $10 million in the governor's office in order to assist police departments and insurance agencies to purchase body cameras. >> regardless of who was at fault or how it occurred, we have to remember that sandra bland lost her life here. >> that's exactly right. she lost her life here, and we want to make sure that we don't forget that. that we send the right message out in the state of texas that we offer condolences to the family, and there will be no stone left unturned. and there will not be a
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whitewashed -- no pun intended -- investigation. >> so there you have it, the dash cam video coming out today. the day after the video was released of what was going on inside of that holding cell where sandra bland was being held before she lost her life just a little bit over a week ago. >> and as is the case in many stories, the video leads us to more questions. ash-har, thank you. another black man fatally stopped in a traffic stop gathered with supporters today. he was killed by a police officer, he was stopped when the officer noticed that efforts driving without a license plate, and within moments, the incident escalated. diane eastabrook joins us with more, and diane do we know what happened during this traffic stop? >> well, tony, this case is still under investigation so we don't know a lot of the details, but the police say
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that he failed to produce a drivers license, and he would be get out of his car before he was shot by that police officer. [ audio difficulties ] >> cincinnati, an unarmed black man by a university of cincinnati police officer. the investigators are still piecing together what happened. but what we do know is, 43-year-old sam dubois was driving about a mile from the campus sunday evening. the officer pulled him over for driving without a license plate. minutes later dubois was dead. >> the officer approached the vehicle and asked mr. dubois multiple times to please provide a drivers license. during the conversation, mr. dubois produced a bottle of alcohol from inside of the car handing it to the officer but was unable to produce a drivers license. >> the campus police said that
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they ordered dubois out of the vehicle. >> from this point from what we can tell, a struggle ensued. and the officer fired one shot from his duty weapon and was knocked to the ground. the vehicle continues down rice street where it came to rest. mr. dubois suffered from a gunshot wound. >> he was dead at the scene. [ audio difficulties ] >> the family said that he was newly engaged and the father of 13. [ crying ] >> he didn't do nothing at all. >> the police say that there's video of the incident, [ audio difficulties ]
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>> all right, diane eastabrook with us in chicago. and another one here. another man has died in police custody, this time in tennessee. >> i got hogtied. >> so witnesses say that troy goode was hogtied by the police after his arrest. he was deaned at a concert and his wife said that he was acting normally when he tried to exit a moving car. he may have taken lsd during the concert but goode who has asthma, couldn't breathe when they tied his hands and feet. ash carter was in israel today, trying to ease historic problems with iran. jamaicay mcintyre joins us from
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washington d.c. >> ash carter, he told those traveling with him that he did not expect to change any minds and looks like he was right in that prediction. he did get a cordial greeting. he met with the israeli defense minister yesterday and met with prime minister benjamin netanyahu today for two hours. there was nothing said after that meeting and carter left for his next stop. the two sides essentially had to agree to disagree. >> we have a long-standing partnership, and a commitment to countering iranian influence in this region. we don't agree on everything, and the prime minister made it quite clear that he disagreed with us with respect to the nuclear deal in iran, but
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friends can disagree. >> so the secretary will spend the night in jordan, where he's conferring with officials there, and then make a trip to saudi arabia, one of the other countries that's upset by the iranian nuclear deal, concerned that it will simply give iran more power and more military might and make them a threat to its neighbors >> so let's dive into that aspect here. with the pathways to nuclear weapons seemingly blocked, what are the concerns of those in the region? >> well, they're concerned that iran really wants to be the dominant nation in that region, and that with the infusion of cash that's more than $100 billion that will be freed up from oil reserves, and plus the potential lifting of the oil embargo and ballistic missiles in eight years they're going to be dealing
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with an insurgent iran that's more powerful in the neighborhood. so one of the things that secretary carter is doing is again touching base with the u.s. friends in the region to see what they might need more militarily, and that's something that drew criticism from the senate armed services committee chairman, john mccain. >> now the president is calling in the sunni arab countries and saying, we'll give you a lot more weapons. does that mean that you think that the iranians are going to behave? or is this trying to bribe you into supporting the agreement? it seems to me that it's a bit paradoxical that first you expect the iranians to behave as a result of the disagreement. but then you tell the sunni arab countries that you're going to give them a lot more weapons. it seems to me that we are making a historic mistake. >> okay, so that idea, that the
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u.s. military aid could possibly be seen as a bribe one of the reasons that secretary carter did not bring in any specific proposals to israel, that's something that the u.s. will discuss with israel down the road when some of this furor over the iranian nuclear deal has died down. >> jamie, thank you. >> . >> critics of the iranian nuclear deal say that it does not call for the americans held anywhere an to be freed. and today, president obama demanded their release. >> we're not going to relent until we bring home our americans unjustly detained in iraq. they should be released. pastor sahid emir, a former sergeant in the u.s. marine corp should be released. iran needs to help us find robert levinson. these americans need to be back
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home with their families. >> tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the trial. in a statement today he said that it would not be open to an agreement that would require north korea unilaterally to dismantle their nuclear program. it said that it's under the constant threat of the u.s. military. diplomatic ties between the u.s. and cuba yesterday are seen by many as marking decades of tension. cuban flag is flying again in washington yet there are many issues to be resolved. including the contentious issue of guantanamo bay. >> guantanamo, a place that has been a symbol of human rights abuses. for 13 years the u.s. naval
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base in cuba has held up to 700 detainees. prisoners of the so-called global war on terror, but guantanamo is the only u.s. permanent overseas base in america. sailors and marines here respond to natural disasters and go after drug dealers and human traffickers. havana wants the land back. the obama administration opposes the idea. >> no anticipation, and no plan with respect to the guantanamo bay naval station in cuba. >> the u.s. has troops deployed all around the world. but there's oj one country where u.s. forces are he permanently deployed against the wishes of the host government. cuba. the americans have controlled the deep water bay and 45 miles of land since 1903, a gain from the spanish-american war. the u.s. started paying rent, currently $4,000 a year, but in
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the 1960s, fidel castro stopped cashing the checks and called on the americans to leave. in most respects, guantanamo looks like any other military base. a sand colored cinder block building and recreation program and other am epties for the troops and their families. but on the far southeastern side of the island are three prisoners which were captured toured in the years after the september 11th attack. the u.s. needs to resolve the long-term status of these prisoners before anything can happen at the base. they need to look at the long-term trajectory between havana and the region. >> there are a lot of hurdles to getting this done, but i think that it should be considered. i think that the united states has a historical debt that it owes cuba on this front. clearly the terms of the initial agreement were unfair,
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unbalanced in a different time in history. and i think that it will factor into the normalization process but it's not a front burner issue. it's a back-burner issue. >> normalization will take time. and what form and the facilities may come down to what the cubans will ultimately accept. aljazeera, washington. >> relatives of the california woman who allegedly was shot and killed by an undocumented immigrant were on capitol hill today. the lawmakers -- her alleged killer was released from prison before the shooting under california's sanctuary policy, which limits federal immigration laws and her father said that it's time for this to change. >> unfortunately due to the disjointed laws and on many levels, the u.s. has suffered a self-inflictive wound in the
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murder of our daughter by the hand of a person that should have never been on the streets of this country. we feel that case law saves one daughter, one son a mother, a father kate's death won't be in vain. >> and the house will take up a bill this week, blocking funding for jurisdictions that rust turning over immigrants to federal authorities. he was a lightning rod of sorts following the death of michael brown. >> somebody has to be here to make sure that the will have the people happens. >> aljazeera sits down with the mayor of ferguson, missouri, to find out what has changed in the year since the riot that rocked his city. plus -- chaotic protests on the streets of us stan bull, following a deadly attack by a female suicide bomber.
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>> you know, it was almost a year ago that the police
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killing of a black teenager in ferguson missouri sparked riots and outrage. and since that much has changed. but the mayor james knowles said that he's not going anywhere. we spoke with knowles, live in ferguson. >> reporter: hi, tony, this building behind me is one of the buildings that burned down in november and it's just now starting to be cleaned up. and the mayor said that he wants to be part of the continuous building process. though there's a recall against him, he said that he's staying put. >> we're kind of the last man standing from where we were a year ago and why do you think that is? >> it's a good question. they want changes in the police department and city hall. i had people and well, wouldn't that mean you too? at the end of the day somebody has to be here to make sure that the will of the people happens. >> at any time since august 9th last year, did you
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consider resigning? >> i weighed that many times never because i felt like this is too much or i felt like this is something that wouldn't be beneficial to me, but for the community. i continued to be supported and continued to be encouraged in my actions and as long as i'm going to continue to get that from people all over the country who reached out especially the people in my community, i'm going to continue this job. >> there's no doubt it's a big job. the doj sisterly rights investigation found unconstitutional policing and racial bias against black citizens in the city. >> until you read that report and saw that this was being pointed out, do you think that you recognized that that was happening? >> i don't think that i recognized the extent to which this was happening, at least in our department. i think that i recognized clearly that this was happening in the region, across the country. but obviously looking at specifically our department,
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and how the actions of the city and the department had a disparity impact, i don't think that any of us realized what it was. >> knowles said that he's trying to change things. >> instead of going back and rehashing whether a statistic was used to characterize something fairly or unfairly, and whether there was a story one of the things that we focused on, all of a sudden clearly an issue, whether perceived or real, and how do we recognize that. >> tony, one of the things that the mayor told me is what he didn't do at the height of the unrest last august. he didn't go out and check out the protests himself. it will be very interesting to find out why he didn't do it. >> can't wait. thank you, lori, and you can
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watch lori's interview with the ferguson mayor tonight. the pentagon leader of the so-called al qaeda group known as core isone has been killed. on july 1st. the group was made up of a few al qaeda leaders who were photofied of the attacks before it happened. demonstrators were out on the street to protest a suicide bombing. they claimed that the attack was the work of the islamic state. and at the site of the blast they are reeling from what they saw. >> the tenderest of gestures
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under the most terrifying of circumstances. clutching a coffin, he said that he can't bear to let his loved ones go. the victims experience the darkest day. their grief is far too powerful to contain. later, where the bomb went off one of the injured youth activists looks on with horror and sadness. he was going to go into kobane, syria, with two of his best friends, two friends who are now gone. traumatized to his core, it's clear that his psychological wounds are more painful than his phils ones. just under the collective sadness, anger bubbles up. he tells me that he was at the scene of the explosion. >> we're in great pain here, but we'll take our revenge. >> many here feel the turkish
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government simply hasn't done enough to protect it's kurdish population. especially in areas like this, on turkey's long power us boarder with syria. others say that keeping the border safe is a shared duty. >> it's our responsibility, because we didn't take any precautions. we should take more precautions. >> while investigators work to bring the perpetrators to justice, this community is struggling just to come to terms with this reality. >> here at the site of the horrific attack, at this cultural center, there's a deep sense of sadness, and behind me, there are folks that have gathered and left flowers and they're also leaving children's toys. why children's toys? because the volunteers from this unique group had planned to go into kobane and take these toys to children there whose lives have been devastated by war.
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the youth group had planned to cross into syria and build hospitals while reconstructing shattered morale. now that spirit is lost. all that's left are these symbols of innocence in a region full of treachery. aljazeera, turkey. >> protecting a soft target after the chattanooga shooting. five service members gunned down in a military reserve center last week. today, armed forces members at home thank you. >> plus, a grim past for america's next generation. startling new numbers that show childhood poverty is on the rise in the united states.
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>> ain't that right lassiter? he was a natural leader with a contagious enthusiasm that
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inspired and motivated those cadets around him. >> the memorial for skip wells. looking at the live pictures this evening from the high school in marietta, georgia just north of atlanta. there, the memorial is being held for wells who graduated from there in 2012. the 22-year-old marine lance corporal was one of the five military members killed last thursday on the attack on the navy reserve center in chattanooga. and speaking now lieutenant commander, dennis wonders the rotc instructor there. today, president obama ordered u.s. nags to be known at half-staff to honor the service members who died last week in chattanooga. that means all navy babeses and veses. the killings of the marines
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have led to military members carrying weapons at bases in the united states. now, mike w. restrictions on military personnel carrying firearms have been controversial before. but now we have new calls for a change to that policy, and the question here, are any of the calls getting traction? >> well, you're absolutely right, tony. everyone agrees that servicemen and women shouldn't be left vulnerable to attack on american soil. but the question is how best to protect them. and whether they should be able to protect themselves. at the u.s. capitol the flag flies at half-staff. a memorial to the fallen in chattanooga. while at a senate hearing the nominee to be the next army chief of staff says that it's time to consider arming service members at military facilities. >> i think in certain
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conditions on military bases and recruiting centers that we should seriously consider, and in some cases i think it's appropriate. >> the i was service members slain in chattanooga could not return fire. as far as we know, they're unarmed. and that's part of a long-standing policy. most servicemen and women are not permitted to carry weapons and some civilians are stepping in. >> we can't have these attacks happening again. i wouldn't be able to sleep no more. >> in new hampshire outside of a military recruiting center. guns inside. not just for civilians but for the military recruiters working there. there's a similar scene in pennsylvania where restaurants bring supplies. >> the people of tennessee said that it wouldn't happen here. the people in south carolina, the church, said that it would never happen here. >> since the shooting, several
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governors like indiana's mike pence, have moved to arm their state national guard. >> yesterday i signed an executive order directing the adjutant general to enhance all security measures at all national guard facilities, including all storefronts in the state. >> the governor has moved the six storefront recruiting centers to national guard armories, but that's a problem. recruiting centers are often in shopping malls because that's where the people r a storefront is more welcoming to a recruit than in a military installation. in 2009, after the fort hood shootings, where the 13 died and the washington navy yard attack in 2013, and now the new policy seems possible. >> i had a very good conversation on friday with the pentagon to talk about what they're doing, and the threat activity has been rising for some time.
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and they are talking about what needs to be done to ensure that this doesn't happen again. >> a bill moving through congress would allow carrying firearms. >> and tony, the navy times is reporting this evening that it appears that a navy officer and a marine fired when the attack came outside of the service center in chattanooga where the four marines and the sailor were killed. it's sketchy at this point and it's unclear whether they were m performs. the only people allowed to carry arms are the military police, and whether they had the arms for some other reach. >> mike, thank you. and many citizens, as you saw a moment ago are takinger security into their own hands following the shooting. at several recruitment centers from tennessee to idaho
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federal law prohibits carrying firearms in military installs, but the majority of them seem to be stationing themselves outside of the military centers. for more on this, let's bring in retired army military general, and general, it's great to talk to you. it has been a while. let me get your take on all of this. duncan hunter, california, a former marine, he said that he is going to introduce legislation to allow soldiers working at these recruiting stations oftentimes in the strip malls in chattanooga to carry weapons. he had the opportunity to talk to the representative. and what what do you say about the legislation that he is about to offer up? >> i would tell him to move with caution. those men and women that man our recruiting stations are some of our finest, and they're put there for a reason, to be
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able to talk and encourage young people and answer their questions about journey to service. and the notion of arming them so they can protect themselves would be counter-intuitive to their primary mission of speaking to someone about joining the military. would that mean one of them would have to be standing outside of the recruiting station underarm? would they be armed with a 45 caliber or 9-millimeter? or armed with a long rifle? the logistics of this would not look good. we do have sufficient law enforcement when we're out in the civilian community that could do this. but we ought to take that passion, as expressed by congressman hunter, and do a full review. but this would come with a lot of risks not only on the part
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of the recruiters, but what would they do with that weapon at the end of the day? many of them live in small communities around the country. would they carry it home? would they be able to carry it with them in the grocery store or leave it in the trunk of his car? it's a good reason, 239 years we have come to a point in the military that we follow the rules that we have now that only the law enforcement carry weapons. >> what's your reaction to general millie? up to be the next chief of the army saying that we should consider arming these recruitment stations once new legislation, should new legislation get signed into law. what's your reaction to that statement? >> as i said, you would protect -- the way you would protect the recruiting station would be to have someone outside, acting as a guard. being armed with a 9-millimeter
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on the inside of a recruiting station, if you just took the chattanooga scenario wouldn't necessarily protect them from somebody shooting at them at range with an a-k47. so general millie, he's going to be the chief of staff of the army, and it's reported that it should be looked at. it's a timely response, but the people responsible for running these programs, they will come back now and said, if we need to protect our recruiters, we could move them or use the civilian authorities, who would normally be responsible for protecting those stations. >> let me feed you a line that seems to be consistent with what you're seeing here. the outgoing chief of the army said to the military times
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recently -- this was the day after the chattanooga shooting, that i think that we have to be careful about overarming ourselves. he has since kind of backtracked from that position in a subsequent interview but you're saying that there's a danger in overarming personnel. >> well, that weapon becomes a burden to you because you're responsible for maintaining for securing it, and when to use it. we do not have under those scenarios, for one to pull his weapon out and start shooting, and then under what regulations or laws -- to be protected. and i think that the congress is going to have a discussion about that. and of course they control what we do and how we do it out in the civilian force but tied up
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in this enthusiastic second amendment thing that everybody ought to be armed. there's a good reason that we're not. and look, we have policemen who are armed who get ambushed by these lone wolves. it happened up in new york, and it could happen anyplace. you're not going to create security by having every soldier carry a weapon. it will not happen. you don't get security by arming everybody inside of the united states. >> gem, it's great it see you. lieutenant general russell pleasure to see you. >> and our hearts go out to those marines and their families. >> thank you sir. today john kasich became the 16th republican to join in the quest for the white house. he's the governor of the crucial swing state of ohio. but his late entry and low polling numbers means that he has catching up to do in the race. david schuster reports.
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>> reporter: in front of family and friends tuesday at his alma mater at ohio state university in columbus, ohio governor, john kasich said that he's in. >> i'm here to ask for your prayers, for your support for your efforts because i have decided to run for president of the united states. >> many political strategists consider kasich one of the republican's best chances in a general election. he's a two-term governor of a swing state that has gone with every presidential winner since 1960. >> we are going to take the lessons of the heartland and straighten out washington d.c. and fix our country. >> kasich is also considered relatively independent. under president obama's healthcare law he bumped the gop by expanding medicaid and he often speaks about helping minorities. >> you think about the troubles
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that many of our african-americans still face today in a world where we have worked to provide equal rights and opportunities sometimes they're not so sure, and i don't blame them. >> the challenge for the 63-year-old is that he is now the 16th prominent republican to enter the 2016 field. most of the other candidates have better name recognition and as it stands, kasich does not stand high enough in the polls to qualify for cleveland his backyard. but kasich has built a career out of defying expectation. to winning his first race for governor after being out of politics for ten years. >> we put together a vision and a team. and they said that it couldn't be done, and we proved them wrong again. >> in his presidential campaign kasich intends to highlight ohio's economic
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record. as governor, he has cut taxes and balanced the budget and created 50,000 jobs. democrats say that the democratic recovery should be credited to president obama and they argued that many of the ohio workers would have suffered if kasich had succeeded at union busting. >> we will rebuild the economy of this country because creating jobs is our highest moral purpose, and we will move to get that done. >> kasich has been known to get things done in a brusque and combative style. questions about his temperament have dogged him for years and a cleveland newspaper analyst asked, is john kasich too much of a journalist to be governor? with the recent controversy over donald trump kasich's supporters believe that
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kasich's blunt talk could be an asset. and the last one to enter the race is an eternal optimist. >> the sun is going to rise to the zenith in america again. i promise you it will happen. >> david schuster, aljazeera. >> and the war is on between the republican presidential candidates. senator lindsey graham may need to change his phone number after a prank by donald trump. >> please, please, whatever you can do. what's this guy a beggar? he's begging 34th to help him on fox and friends and i said okay, and he said could you mention my name in and i said yes, and he gave me his number and i found the card. i wrote the number down, and i don't know if it's the right number and let's try it. >> we called the number. in an automated number, the mailbox buildings to lindsey
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graham. graham's campaign said, because of trump's bombastic campaign, we're not talking about the deal with iran, or hilliary clinton's failed national security agenda. and the top democrat is slamming for some of trump's comments. harry reid said that what trump said about immigrants is disgusting. and while other democratic capped dates are not using the same rhetoric, they are on the same page. he said that mexico is sending rapists and other criminals to the united states. >> the number of children living in poverty is on the rise. one in five kids were living in poverty in 2013. 16 million chirp. that's 3 million more than the beginning of the great recession. for hispanic and african-american children, the numbers are much worse.
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more than one in three live in poverty. >> not surprising, but alarming. those who do education at large have been prepared for the idea that poverty rates would increase. it's increasing at an exponential rate. >> according to a new report, the number of children living in poverty has been steadily increasing since 2000. and now 16 million kids are living in families making less than $24,000 a year. and that puts kids in a difficult position. >> it's hard to learn when you're hungry, or when you don't have everything that you need at home. >> the report says that more children are being raised in single parent homes and fewer are living with parents with secure employment. people like her a single mother in new orleans. >> perseverance in everything that you do. you know, you take a bad
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situation, and you make it good. >> researchers and teachers agree that education is key to getting kids out of poverty. >> not only do we have to have programs to get kids in college, but to get them careers once they leave high school and anish associate degree. multiple opportunities to have a viable income. >> children in minnesota are the best off in the nation. and northeastern states also get high marks and at the other end states in the south get the worst scores. mississippi is at the bottom of the list. >> and still to come on the program, what would marriage be like if a man could get a divorce by saying the word, divorce. that's what many muslim woman say every day and now a push to put men to t plus ♪ the world's most wanted drug lord becoming something of a folk hero in his hometown.
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why residents are cheering for the man known as el choco.
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>> the pope has signed a climate change agreement. 60 mayors from around the world met at the vatican for a two-day summit where the pope called for action to address the problem. earlier this year, he said that it's mostly manmade. in india a controversial divorce procedure. a muslim religious practice allows men to divorce by simply saying the word. talak is band in some countries and practiced in others, and now some groups in india want it outlawed there. >> she has been looking for answers. her husband, who has been working in saudi arabia phoned her and said the word, talak
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three times. >> it's not fair, women should have a say. ending a marriage by just saying it. >> the indian constitution, so the indian government recognizes tall ac even if it comes over seas. some say that it needs to change. >> [ unintelligible ] any livelihood choices for women just starting, alone single, without any support system, it's a single right given to men. it couldn't be worse in a patriarchal system, where men can decide, choose, deliver at their own choice. >> islamic scholars differ on how talaq should be practiced.
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they say that there should be a waiting period before the divorce is final. in any course, it should be dealt with like other practices. >> we can't say that it is banned so it's the option of the girl. and from the girl's side, they can put up the conditions, that the talaq would not be effective unless these things are taken care. >> islamic civil law is open to interpretation, and that's why issues like talaq are debated within the community itself. many communities have banned the use of formal or informal talaq as a method of divorce. and many believe that it goes much further than that. it will stop any real change. aljazeera, new delhi. >> for a look at what's coming up at the top of the hour, john seigenthaler is here. >> native americans killed by the police. >> and then i heard the
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gunshots. and they went pow pow pow one after another. they fired. fired at close range. if i knew my son was gone. >> her son shot and killed by police officers. tonight, we'll look into the possible reasons why a higher percentage of native americans are killed by the police than any other ethnic group in the u.s. and in pasco washington, shots were fired by three officers but could it be impossible to figure out which one fired the fatal shot because of the type of gun that the officers were using? we'll go inside of the crime lab. and where the children play, the compelling photos of playgrounds from around the world. the photographer tells us what he learned on his journey. all that coming up in 7 minutes. >> see you then. more than 1,000 airport workers in new york city are set to
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strike tomorrow. they include subcontracted airport security officers, baggage handlers and wheelchair workers at airports. the employees say that they enjoy their jobs, but a pay raise is long overdue. we are learning details about how two murderers escaped from a maximum security prison in new york. david sweat told the police that he spent months in the tunnels underneath while the guards were asleep. and the hunt in mexico to find the world's most well-known drug record. el chopo escaped a week ago. and many in guzman's state are starting to see him more as a hero than a criminal.
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>> they sing the praises. it can only be about joaquin guzman. el chapo who tunneled out of jail. ♪ [ speaking spanish ] >> guzman is the drug lord who would be welcomed back by many here. seen not as a dangerous criminal, but a pillar to the local economy. >> it's really good that he has escaped. because he provides jobs and helps a lot of families. and if he's not here, they go hungry and the economy suffers. >> we traveled further into the hills to talk to farmers who
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survive by growing marijuana for the cartels. they met us with guns tucked into their belts. and told us that while el chapo has been locked up, the feuds and the killings have intensified. >> the time that he was in jail was really ugly here. the rival groups began fighting among themselves. now he's back, and people are going to be able to work happier. >> they call him simply the señor. for his prestige and power. immense mountain range surrounding el chapo's hometown is a place where he could simply disappear when the law came looking for him. and the people living in the mountains could be trusted to keep quiet. but the loyalty is mixed with fear. guzman is the key player in the brutal cartel war which left tens of thousands dead. guadalupe's son is among them.
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>> el chapo has helped many people but we have to realize that in bringing poor and uneducated people into his ranks, violence is more common in our country. >> the escape, there's plenty of material for both. john holeman aljazeera mexico. >> and the stunning planet we call home. nasa's deep space climate observatory, it has sent back in image. it's the first ever view of the entire sun lit side of the of the planet from 1 million miles away. and a man has won the lottery after getting struck by lightning. [ cheers and applause ] so the odds of doing both are one in 2.26 trillion. but peter mccaffey lucked out
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both times. when he was 14, he survived a lightning strike, and this year, he collected his share of the 1 million-dollar prize that he's splitting with a coworker. back in a few minutes.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. >> delicate diplomacy selling the iran nuclear deal to israel. >> we don't agree on everything, and the prime minister made it quite clear that he disagreed with us with respect to the nuclear deal. >> defense secretary ash carter in the middle east. new details in the mysterious details of the traffic