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>> this is al jazeera america. i'm bill walters in new york with a look at tonight's top stories. the fbi joining the investigation of another police shooting of an unarmed black man, this one in arlington texas. heading back to ferguson, missouri one year after another unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer there. a somber ceremony in japan, 70 years later survivors of
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nagasaki remember the 150,000 people who died. >> it actually will affect about 175,000 vehicles and that's stunning. >> a stunning record number of autos recalled last year, more than 74 million. tonight we take a deeper look at your risk on the road. >> remember christian taylor played quarterback for angelo state. tonight he is another young black man who died at the hands of a white police officer. it happened friday at a car dealership in arlington texas. impliese saw him use his car to crash through the showroom window. they were responding to a burglary call at 1:00 in the
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morning. >> at this point two officers, a field training officer, 19 years with the city of arlington and brad miller, entered the showroom in an attempt to arrest mr. taylor. during this arrest there was a confrontation between officers and mr. taylor which led officer brad miller to discharge his weapon striking mr. taylor. four rounds were fired during this incident. mr. taylor was struck multiple times. >> tonight officer brad miller has been placed on administrative leave. it was the first time that he used his weapon. the fbi is going to be participating in the investigation. before christian taylor, there was michael brown, he was the unarmed black teen shot and killed by a police officer one year ago tomorrow. that sparking that nationwide debate on how minorities are treated by police. they are still coming to terms
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with his death. today his father led people on a march. >> at a make shift memorial, there were prayers. >> remember you to be appreciative and worship you in the best way. >> one year. >> and proud words from a still breathing father. >> my son is a legend. he's a legend. everybody knows you know, that he was done wrong. the truth is just out there. i'm standing out for what's right for my boy. >> reporter: demonstrators set out remembering the teen whose death last year from a police officer's bullet sparked a national debate over race. >> i'm worried about all children. it's not just a white black thing. >> i'm from ohio, but i go to school in michigan. >> why are you down here? >> i didn't want to be anywhere
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else for the memorial. >> reporter: the parade was peaceful. even though some protesters chanted insults at police. others reached out to greet them. this weekend is about more than remembering michael brown. event organizers say it's about improving the lives of all african americans. >> what industry are you interested in? >> the city sponsored job fair is aimed at connecting residents residents and employers. a lack of opportunity sparked much of the rage after michael brown's shooting. 47-year-old unemployed father dwayne ford headed to a booth hoping to land a job paying more than minimum wage. >> it's a vehicle for us to get out of our situation to the
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circumstance. to secure the home environment the family unit. >> reporter: brown's death a year ago ripped ferguson apart. the community hopes commemorating the anniversary of his death will bring it together together. >> earlier today we talked to patricia binds. we asked her about the days and weeks ahead how it will look for ferguson. >> i think we have to make it through the weekend. we have celebrations, protests, the future looks bright when those who care want to get active and involved. so you had various activist groups planning things this weekend, but also the city of ferguson is planning something. it depends on how engaged this community wants to be. we can't get tired. we have to keep going.
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i think that change hopefully is right around the corner. >> a long standing complaint in ferguson deals with the courts in what are supposed to be routine traffic stops. we are going to look at the reforms being made in the courts later in this hour. donald trump is in the news. he was uninvited from the red state.com convention in atlanta. it followed his comments to megan kelley. trump took aim at kelley when she questioned him, there was blood coming out of her eyes and wherever. conservatives distanced themselves from trump. >> i'm already in trouble with donald trump. >> i tell you what, my friend. you are on the side of women. i will take your side of that bet. >> thank you.
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i appreciate it. come on. give me a break. do we want to win? do we want toinsult 53% of all voters? that is wrong. >> after the red state.com convention organizers took back the invitation. they invited megan kelley instead. we'll talk to paige lavender. isil fighters kidnapping christians fighters seizing a town between towns near the gas fields. isil took the town after heavy fighting overnight with the syrian army. it's holding more than 200 people including christians who were found at checkpoint and in churches. it's been one year since the
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u.s. led coalition began its strikes against isil in iraq. there are 3,000 trues on the ground. they are there to train iraqi forces. the total cost, $2.44 billion about 9 million u.s. dollar as day. coalition members include the u.s. jordan, qatar, bahrain and saudi arabia. secretary of state john kerry is in vietnam meeting with the deputy prime minister and foreign minister to talk about relations between the two countries and regional issues as well. he calledded on china to halt a land reclaimation program. the dispute could speed up the process between the u.s. and vietnam. >> the united states and vietnam would have had some reconciliation anyway. but it wouldn't be this fast and wouldn't be this steep were it not for china.
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china, with its provocative actions in the region, has created this coalition against it from india in the south all the way up to japan in the north. and basically vietnam is looking for big power sponsors. it's got a great relationship with india. it wants a better relationship with the united states. >> improving human rights in vietnam will lead to deeper ties between the u.s. and that country. japan is marking 70 years since the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb on nagasaki. this is the ceremony taking place today at peace park, 40,000 people there dieing instantaneously when the second bomb hit nagasaki. both bombs came near the end of world war ii. we have our story from tokyo. >> reporter: 70 years ago nagasaki became the site of the world's second nuclear attack.
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japan's government made plans for surrender. 70 years on, nagasaki's recovery mirrors the france formation. they embrace the technology to help power its resurgents. >> we have a right to promote to change the possibility of atomic energy. >> the united states would be more than willing. >> reporter: it coincided with eisenhower's atoms for peace. in particular when, a japanese fishing boat was doused in the fallout from a u.s. test, at first owe eve she thought it was a strange snowfall. >> my face turned black.
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i concealed it from everyone, i didn't want my family and i to face discrimination. >> renewed nuclear fears godzilla brought destruction on japanese cities. as japan began to build nuclear power plant notice 1960s a different figure emerged. the savior robot. his creator denied he was a pro nuclear symbol, but they still used his image in which he carries a nuclear plant to a far off jungle where it saves freezing animals and survives a tsunami. social messages are what many people were experiencing.
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in 2011 faith in nuclear power and institutions to design its safety were shaken to its core. every one of japan's reactors shut down. the majority of public opinion is against restarting them. japan's prime minister abe has made it clear just as in the 1950s, such concerns are trumped by the resource poor nation. >> people's opinions are split. those who haven't thought about nuclear power before started to after the incident. they began to realize the dangers. >> reporter: this week a reactor is due to become the first to restart. with it, japan's relationship with the power of the atom. coming up, there are new questions about the safety of the cars and trucks you drive. >> it actually will affect about 175,000 vehicles, and that's
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stunning. >> up next, we look at the record number of vehicles being recalled by the world's largest car makers. later we take you inside the multimillion dollars industry of video games.
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>> it is saturday night and time to take a look at your car. there were 74.2 million vehicles recalled in 2014 and that number is a record. this year alone add to that another 35.4 million to that list. the bottom line, chances are one of those cars or trucks belongs to you. bad radio or something more dangerous, something that could cost you your life. the number of cars that are killing people has car makers and the government at odds. >> fiat is being fined
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$105 million for failing to address potential safety defects in some of its vehicles. it's the largest civil penalty imposed by federal regulators. 23 safety recalls affecting more than 11 million vehicles prompted the fine. the national highway traffic safety administration says fiat chrysler admitted to violating federal rules requiring timely recalls and notifications to owners dealers and nitsa. fiat agreed to take action. they will also require the automaker to buy back some of its own vehicles. brent is a report for the detroit free press. >> the buy-back program involves over 500,000 vehicles. it actually will affect about 175,000 vehicles. and that's stunning. that is the largest amount of
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vehicles that have been subject to a buy-back program that nitsa has been able to impose on an automaker in history. >> and fiat is in the hospital hotseat again. it took 18 months to disclose a defect that allowed hackers to seize control of a jeep. fiat isn't the only automaker to be fined by federal regulators. in mayonnaise fined them $35 million for failing to report problems. in 2010 and 2012 the agency leveled two multimillion dollars fines against toyota. 2014 saw 64 million vehicles recalled that's a record and more than double the previous record ten years ago. some lawmakers want to go further when it comes to
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ensuring that automakers and regulators follow through to make sure vehicles with potential safety issues don't remain on the road. new jersey congressman is part of a group of lawmakers behind legislation that would call for more regulation of car recalls. >> the problem is that nitsa, a federal say againcy that has jurisdiction over it, doesn't have a lot of power to implement recalls. so one of the aspects of the legislation i have introduced is to say if there is an imminent hazard to people, to people's lives, they have the right to do a recall right away. >> he explains how the recall process operates now. >> as soon as or quickly after the automaker knows it has a safety problem, it is obligated by law to informants and initiate a recall. once it does that, it will then
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be obligated to send recall notices out in the mail to owners informing them when dealers, that they can take their car to a dealer and get it fixed for free. that's the ideal situation. >> reporter: customer complaints may have an impact. >> nitsa will monitor the industry and collect complaints from customers. if it gets enough complaints, one complaint isn't going to do it. if they get enough complaints and see a trend on a particular vehicle or issue with a vehicle they will launch an investigation. they will then research it and determine and can mandate a recall themselves. >> reporter: despite the increasing number of recalls, it hasn't affected auto sales. according to auto data, in 2014, 16.5 million vehicles were sold. the industry isn't seen figures that high since before the 2006
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recession. but nitsa's fine is impacting the bottom line. the automaker's u.s. operations fell 3% last quarter. >> clarence is joining us and lauren is in land caster, new york. thank you for being with us. when we first met back in the 1990s a recall was issued. automakers jumped. is that still the case? >> unfortunately it's not. automakers have slacked off as government regulators haveors slacked off. the government doesn't understand how they work. it's only been in the last two years the government woken up to the fact that there are defects in millions of vehicles, they
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are killing americans, they have imposed fines and we'll continue to see this for the foreseeable future. >> lauren, are automakers not concerned about these recalls? >> they are concerned. they want safe cars. they want client retention. when you are talking about new technologies coming into play as well as old technologies, this is where the recalls are coming in. sometimes they are not reacting as quickly as they should. neither is nitsa. they are equal to blame they haven't been enforcing it or we wouldn't haveth these problems. >> >> you and i go back to the 1990s. the issue was air bags. why are we still having issues in 2015? >> we are having them because the government didn't spot the problem quickly enough.
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lauren is right about that. in addition, the manufactures simply concealed these defects from the government. and because the systems are so complex, they didn't get to the bottom of it until with the gm ignition switch there were 124 people killed. >> but it took, lauren a decade for gm to acknowledge that many people died and the problem was that deep. in that decade, the united states bailed out some of the auto industry. is there a problem with the fact that i guess in this case, politics do make strange bed fellows? >> politics do make strange bedfellows. they bailed out general motors, that ignition switch problem was in play. people within the organization were aware of it. some were let go, some are still there. that documentation was shoveled around. there are people within nitsa
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that did see there was a trend did bring it to the executives and it was put into a desk drawer. we still aren't done with that. there is still a lot of fines in place and we still hear that federal government wants to dig a little deeper. >> clarence, is there a sense that there is liability coming into play? are car makers weighing the cost of fixing a car or the cost of a lawsuit and waiting for the plaintiffs to die off? >> for far too long it's been cheaper to stone wall than recall. you wait out the government, you don't get a recall, you save many millions of dollars. and lawsuits are hard to bring hard to prove. so they will pay off a few people who are persistent. what we are seeing now is with the toyota fine of $1.2 billion by the justice department with chrysler just being fined
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$105 million by nitsa, the calculous is changing. and what we hope is that it will change to the extent that it is cheaper to recall than to stonewall. let's fix the vehicles. let's save consumer lives and let the auto companies go on and sell as many cars as they can. but they have to be safe cars without defects. >> lauren, what percentage of cars rolling offer the assembly line this year are problem-free? give me a percentage. >> that's a really good question. the fact is you don't know. every manufacturer produces a new brand new model update. and tests it to be free of problems. we can't control electrical problems. every brand new model you have never seen before that comes out is going to have some glitch. that's where they make technical service bulletins some may have recalls. when you get that recall notice
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or technical service bulletin, you don't wait. you actually go and get the vehicle fixed immediately. most people don't. if you look at the rate of people that are actually doing the recall, that goes back to ignition switches, air bags, everything we talked about prior to that. you will see that the rate is low. as well as the federal government would love every single vehicle to have their ignition switch replaced or air bag replaced. the problem is you can't reach everybody because not everybody watches televisions listens to the radio or checks the internet. if you get it in the mail, you may set it aside. >> i want to look at another issue of hackers. they were able to take control of a jeep and drive it off the road from a remote location. >> i bought this car last year. it's a smart vehicle. it does a lot more than get me
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from here to there. it talks to me, gives me entertainment options helps me navigate. tells me when i'm too close to the curb. my wife and i named it hall. >> open the pod bay doors hall. >> i'm sorry dave, i'm afraid i can't do that. >> named for that hall in 2001, a spaceed on did icy. so this is a jeep chair u.k. imagine my delight that's the model of car that security experts were able to hack into and control from their basement. they were able to change the radio. here i am driving around seattle
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on the same day i'm going to interview some of the people that employs those hackers r i will do a lot more than expose have youer inhave.>> are they making our safer or more annoying? every time i pull out my driveway, a light comes on. >> the computers in cars are making them safer. they are behind the air bags, behind crash avoidance. the problem with the computers just like your computer at home, just like your credit card, it can be hacked. we really need to step up two things for computers and cars. we need to step up their prevention against being hacked and we need to increase the reliability. and right now the government has
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almost no electronic capability to make sure that we are getting safe computers to make the cars as safe as they can be. >> lauren, are you convinced the government has a handle on this? we are hearing about the general services administration in washington being hacked, employees information being hacked the pentagon being hacked. as an expert, how concerned should we be about our car being hacked? >> when you are talking about a test vehicle being hacked, usually it's only because vehicles have wifi. on the you connect system specific to the jeep they were referencing, that is because it has wifi. there are passwords like your home wifi setup. if you have it as one two three, you are likely to get hacked. if you change the password which should be in the owner's manual
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it, will tell you to change the pass code. you can actually create a fire wall. i will tell you this, that when you do hack in through the wifi it's through the audio system. you might be able to change a system or do some other things but not take control of the vehicle. when you are looking to do something intentional like this, you have to find that specific vehicle just like you find an ip address on your home wifi. there is a consortium of all the manufactures. the germans have their own the domestics have their own, and so do other countries, nada is also working with them to create fire walls to change so there is not the same technology in every vehicle. that doesn't make it easier for the people to repair it, but it does make it easier to protect consumers. >> did the system become too complex? there is a generation that still has that fleshing 12 on their
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vcr. i went to the government's website. it wants the consumer to put in the vin number. when it comes to selling cars, ads are all over the place. should the government require automakers to advertise their recalls just as much as they advertise selling the car? >> absolutely. i will give you one real simple example of how far behind the consumer is. we now have keyless. they are hard wired. it doesn't. consumers are walking out of their car and leaving the cars on. we really, you can't educate every consumer. what we have to do is make the cars more compatible with the consumer. >> two issues i want to get to. first of all what about car rentals, are they safe? lauren, i will ask you. >> i do know for a fact senators
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are putting up legislation, they want to make sure all the rental cars are checked. i had a choice of a vehicle i didn't want to rent because i knew it had a takata air bag. with that thought, i went with a hyundai. it made me feel more comfortable. imtell you how many people get these vehicles that have ignition switches and other recalls, that concerns me. rental car companies really are all about making revenue. each vehicle brings a certain amount of revenue, they don't want it in the shop. this is a time where i back the legislation. shouldn't be selling cars that aren't repairs. you are putting drivers at risk. >> now days people sell their own cars and do so on-line. are they responsible for the car if recall notices are ignored
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and are they legally liable? >> well, unfortunately the law is not clear in that area. what we want to see is before any car sale can go through, before you can get it registered, you have to do a check for any outstanding recall and you can't register that vehicle unless the recall can be done. >> clarence and lauren, thank you both for being with us. >> thank you. coming up, an exchange between donald trump and megan kelley raising a lot of eyebrows on thursday. >> you call women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosy o'donald. >> there are questions about whether there is a disconnect between the gop and women. >> we have seen incredible
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amounts of rain with the typhoon going into taiwan and into china. we are going to begin the new week with record breaking temperatures across the southern part of the united states. all of that when we return.
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>> typhoon soudelor making landfall in taiwan. winds were clocked up to 125 miles per hour knocking down trees and power lines. millions were left without electricity and china, more than 160,000 people had to be evacuated. the storm has weakened. but this is the most powerful typhoon this year. kevin has been tracking it and it was a monster. >> it was. it was only part of a whole series we have had 15 storm sos far in the western pacific. five storms have been super typhoons in the region and this particular one had the greatest
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pressure drop in it. so they classified it as a category 5 equivalent super typhoon. this is what it looked like just as it made landfall. you can see the well defined eye. this was equivalent to a category 3 hurricane with winds at 120 gusting to 165 miles per hour. we look at what happened as the storm went over taiwan, it was a big storm. we are talking about 750 miles from the north down here towards the south and it had a lot of rain if it. take a look at video. i want to show you the damage as well as what it was looking like as the storm pushed through from friday night into saturday morning. we are talking about in some locations four feet plus of rain fell in just a 72-hour period. we are looking at about 4 million people without power across that area. not only that, we are talking about a lot of water rescues
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that had to take place across central and northern taiwan. it's a mountainous area. it funnels the water causing flash flooding. take a look at the totals we had seen across this area. for the northern area, you land just to the east of taipei. 51 inches of rain fell. for taipei we saw a little over two feet of rain for them. while the storm has pushed into china, it is now pushing up to the north, it is no longer a tropical storm, it's a tropical depression. these areas here can begin to dry out across the region. here across the united states, it's the temperatures. they are coming down now across the central part of the united states. but earlier the temperatures were about 100 degrees for dallas. we have those excessive heat warnings in play. take a look at the temperatures.
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we are expecting tomorrow 104 in dallas, 100 in san antonio and that is going to continue sunday monday and into tuesday as well. >> kevin, thank you very much. donald trump has been disinvited on uninvited from a conservative convention in atlanta. it followed his comments about megan kelley. some suggested that the comments raise questions about the gop and its commitment to women. erica has more. >> reporter: donald trump continued to take aim at megan kelley. >> i don't have a lot of respect. he's a light weight. she starts asking me ridiculous questions. you can see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. >> reporter: he was scheduled to give the key note address tonight. but eric ericsson said comments
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crossed the line. >> if you haven't heard i disinvited donald trump. he went on twitter and said i was a weak and pathetic leader. which is okay. i think it's really weak and pathetic to take a tough question from a journalist and assume she has her period. >> you called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. >> thanks for all of your support, political correctness is killing our country weakness. speaking at the conference, gop hopeful called on trump to apologize and said comments like this hurt the republican party. >> come on. give me a break. i mean, do we want to win? do we want to insalt 53% of all
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voters? what donald trump said is wrong. that's not how we win elections. >> threatening to cut funding for planned parenthood, there are claims that republicans are waging a war on women. it's a label republicans want to avoid. meanwhile, the only female presidential candidate on the republican side appears to be gaining traction. the former ceo of hewlett packard had a strong showing in the second debate. >> whatever your issue your cause, the problem you hoped would be resolved, the political class failed you. that's what donald trump taps into. >> paige lavender is from the huffington post. thanks for being with us. if donald trump were a playground bully and we were taking aim at a woman on the playground, are you convinced that the republican candidates would come to her aid?
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>> well, it is really great to see that after these just really horrible remarks he's making, you see these other gop candidates distancing themselves. >> they didn't do so on the stage. >> you are right they didn't on the stage. also it's one thing to side with megan kelley when you have a truly offensive man making these comments, but they are saying that they would slash funding for planned parenthood. other comments that doesn't seem like they have the well being of women at interest. >> is there a gop war on women? >> i think a lot of people would say so. like you guys just said, it's a little disheartening to see the way they talk about issues like planned parenthood funding equal pay. carlie fiorina is doing better.
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she had a strong showing in the happy hour debate. it's not because she's a women. people are looking for a strong candidate. i don't think her doing well means that the gop is lightening up. that's still very much a thing. >> let me push back on that and ask the question this way. how does a republican candidate that is opposed to abortion didn't speak out on funding for planned parenthood and the issue of rape and insist without being branded as anti-women? >> i don't know if there is a way to do that. the thing with planned parenthood, it's not just about abortion abortion services are a small percentage of what offers. they offer breast cancer treatment, birth control it condition used for more things than preventing a pregnancy. it boils down to that. they are making these arguments about the one issue. but when they speak out things
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like planned parenthood, that does more to the image of woman. that's 50% of the population is women. it's disheartening that they would go against things that could help half of the voting population. >> paige after the last presidential election, the gop said it needed to do something it needed to change its image it was a party of angry old white men then all male, one hispanics, one women. >> it's the gop autopsy. they admitted we have to fix some things. we have to appeal to a broader set of voters. it doesn't seem like a lot has changed. with their comment its against women. and mexican immigrants, obviously, he's the sole person. with that belief. i don't think the party believe
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that. they could do more damage control. >> why then should women vote republican? >> you know, there are reasons. it's more than just social issues, more than just planned parenthood. a lot of women are fiscally conservative. i can't say why people would want to vote one way or the other. we have a lot of people writing in support of the gop candidates. it's yet to be seen what women will do. >> paige, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> they have been fighting in ukraine for more than a year. one year later the question remains are russian troops actively involved. that's one of the topics of discussion on this week's third
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rail. >> nobody denied that russian volunteers are fighting there. that's true. nobody denied that. but russian -- nothing from the state. no regular forces. as i said, the chairman of ukraine general staff said we don't have any evidence that russian regular forces. >> no evidence that regular russian forces are fighting. >> that's been disproven with what we have seen with our own eyes. you have seen russian soldiers there, you see the russian soldiers return home. you had equipment inside, it was brought in from outside from the russian inventory you have leadership intelligence, training several training camps. >> and you can watch the entire episode of third rail, it airs tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. eastern time, 3:00 p.m. park. the shooting death of michael brown in ferguson, shedding light on the city's
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broken judicial system. we'll look at whether the courts are still profiting off of the poor.
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>> 150,000 people injured every year. 33,000 are killed. >> to see my child laying on the table. >> what was that total bill from start to now? >> almost like 10 million dollars. >> enough people have decided that the gun lobby has too much power for too long. the nra is not invincible.
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>> after the death of michael brown, a scathing report by the justice department finding that ferguson missouri's courts profited off of a system that is supposed to be fair. traffic tickets. most of the targets were poor and black. city leaders said they promised reforms, but did they deliver? laura investigates. >> reporter: this was ones keona williams home. and the car when police arrested her. >> i went straight to jail and stayed there for two weeks. >> reporter: it isn't the first time she had been locked up. but it was enough to make her stop driving. how many times do you think you have been to court been to jail gotten fined and fees? >> oh, my gosh.
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a lot. all mixed together? i want to say about 50. >> reporter: 50 times? >> 50 times. >> reporter: the 37-year-old says she's not a hardened criminal. you had another fee? she's guilty of traffic violations. what would have happened when you got your first ticket you were able to pay that in full? >> i imagine my life being very different. i imagine finishing my degree, i imagine being able to earn a living. i imagine i wouldn't be sitting here today. >> reporter: william's story isn't unique in st. louis
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county a region of 90 different municipalities. 80 have their own local courts. many that imposed jail time on people that failed to pay. the department of justice says the revenue driven court system imposed hardship on ferguson's most vulnerable residents especially those living in or near poverty. the city did take action to address concerns even before the department of justice report was published, eliminating fees and punishments for failure to appear in court. in june city leaders brought in a new court judge to manage the reforms. >> i do not make my decisions based on revenue. i make them based on justice. >> reporter: in his first national tv interview he told america tonight he's going to make important changes in ferguson. >> i have the blueprint of the justice department, i have the blueprint of the missouri supreme court.
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so i have the direction in terms of what needs to be done. some of those processes have taken place. >> i think a lot of people are just now learning their power. and are just not going to allow these things to continue on. and i think that's a good thing you know. still ahead a multimillion dollars prize other line for gamers. we look at the big business that approvals it's not just a game.
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>> an american team has won the title in the on-line gaming championship. evil geniuses, crowned the champions of the international dota 2 play in seattle. millions of dollars were on the line. allan shows us why the gamers play for keeps. >> reporter: yes, it's just a game. and no, it's not just a game. opening ceremony hoopla, rock
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star status for players. this has a major league feel. in their sky box the team from complexity gaming watches a first round match. the international is their best chance for a big pay day. >> so much on the line. it means everything. you are zoned in. it's just in sane. it's really a high. >> these 20-somethings live and train together. and they win early. >> they call the gg complexity 2-0. >> >> reporter: super bowl winners win $250,000. the world cease 388,000. but the international blows them away. members of the winning team will pocket 1.2 million each. even losers may guaranteed money. it's big business, complexity
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has 27 players under contract. playing five different video games in tournaments all over the world. >> it's like nascar. their jerseys are my cars. we put logos all over their jerseys. we monetize in that fashion. >> reporter: seattle's key arena sold out in a matter of minutes. this year's prize pool of more than $18 million is the biggest gaming pot ever. teams from asia and europe have dominated this tournament. but complexity, american based and battling through the losers bracket for recognition and cash hopes to change that. >> it's still fun it's still a game. now there's millions of eyes on me and i can win millions of dollars. and i'm still coming to terms that it's actually real. it's still very, very surreal to me. >> in seattle where the game is the thing i'm allan, al
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jazeera. >> professional games has a darker side. some are under fire the way women are portrayed. it's a male dominated culture. >> it's hype per competitive. it's a good genre. it's competitive. in these environments you have had scandals where some of the players have said they were going to rape or abuse some of the women that are participating with them. it's an aggressive culture to the women there. it goes from the players and the women that develop your games. the truth is the game industry is changing right now. women are actually a majority of gamers. we are between 46 to 52% depending on which study you look at.
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the truth is our industry is struggling with this old stereotype with the modern reality of who is actually playing games. >> now to a different type of game. reunion island is in the news because of the debris that was found that could be from flight 370. the island is french territory. tonight we look at a long standing tradition that they want to outlaw. the sport of cock fighting. >> it's a popular tradition on reunion island which is a french territory. it's how these men spend their weekends. there is wanter and betting. but it's under threat. the french government won't allow new events to open. >> in france there is bull fighting and boxing. we don't force the cocks to fight. if he doesn't want to fight he
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doesn't fight. >> reporter: the birds are highly prized. fights to the death are rarely allowed. these birds are evenly matched. for some people this is animal cruelty. here it's an important part of life a strong, proud tradition. they don't see why they should change who they are for anyone. although reunion is closer to africa than europe, this could be any street in france. the lifestyle island is financed by the mainland. while pees these mean want the mainland. >> there are more people here. my neighbors are complaining. it will be difficult to continue the tradition. france will succeed in closing all the cock fights.
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>> the sound of one tradition that is flourishing fills the air at night. this was the music of slaves. it's important that islanders. >> i'm french. how can i explain it? we have a cultural wealth. my ancestors fought for the right. >> the island streets may look european but appearances are deceiving. on the slice of europe in the indian ocean people move to their own beat. whether it's the sound of a drum or crow of a rooster. finally tonight elvis presley week in tennessee. thousands are expected to visit graceland. many will be elvis
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impersonators. the postal service rolling out a special stamp. thanks for joining us. >> haiti goes to the polls after four years delay. but many voters may stay away, we'll tell you why. i'm fauziah ibrahim from the world news from doha. coming up in the next half hour. awninger against israel, the palestinian toddler burned to death last week is buried. (f) rethinking his move away from pass

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