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but the change is temporary. and we begin with a legal standoff in a kentucky country clerk's office. the clerk has been summoned to a federal court on thursday, to explain why she is refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples. rowan county clerk kim davis cites god's authority as the region. a judge ordered davis to issue the licences. she will do it. >> and last night the supreme court turned down a request from davis to put the judge's ruling on hold while she continues her legal battle. jonathan martin is in josh kennedy. does kim davis has a lot of support in moore head. >> she has some support. earlier today this place was filled with protesters demonstrators, supporting her. others who are same-sex marriage advocates and couples.
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it was unclear how couples would go down after the supreme court decision. essentially they refused to go along with her position that she should not have to issue the marriage licences. couples turned up expecting her to move forward and follow the law. that did not happen, here is what happened early when couples showed up. >> the supreme court denied her stay. >> we are not issuing licences. >> based on what. why are are you not issuing marriage licences. >> because i'm not. >> under whose authority are you not. >> under god's authority. >> so, again, you heard the county clerk kim davis saying she would not issue marriage licences despite the court's order because of god's authority, that is what this situation, this case boils down to. the country clerk says she should not be forced to follow the law. her religious convictions
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outweigh that. this all comes after she stops issuing licences for gay and straight couples in june, after the supreme court ruled effectively that gay marriage was legal in the u.s. she has not issued ambulances, she's been sued by several couples, and as you mentioned, a federal suj summoneded her to -- judge summoned her to be in court where she could face federal court charges, fines or go to gaol. at this point it appears she is defiant. we talked to a man that came in to talk to his partner, and he said it's the fourth time he tried to get his licence, and thou that this happened again, he is ready to go to court. >> absolutely time to go to court. it's time to get her out of that office. whether a person are of any other belief, christian - if they can't see the lawlessness of what she's doing, they are blatantly ignoring the truth.
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>> it appears at this point the county clerk is not planning to step down. you might ask why can't she be pushed out of office. she's an elected official. the only way she could be removed is if the state legislature intervenes, it is unlikely, they are not set to intervene for a few months. that's the case here, a federal court hearing on thursday jonathan martin. joining me is dan cannon, a lawyer representing a couple suing the county clerk. he's joining us from moore head kentucky. actually, are you in louisville. and april miller and her partner karen roberts are one of the couples suing the rowan county clerk. the argument that ms davis is putting forward is that she's acting on god's authority.
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god's authority. what do you make of that as an argument? >> well, you know, listen, obviously we support ms davis's right to believe what she wants to believe or anyone else's right to believe what they want to believe in a religious context the . the problem with that is the government. she's an elected official, and she governs for all when intents and purposes a county in kentucky. it's important for your viewers, and for our friends on the other side in particular to understand what the implications are of what ms davis's arguments have been throughout this thing, which is an elected official can govern a county according to his or her own private religious believes. and the answer on the other side is look, your clients can go to any other county in kentucky, you have 119 other option, you can go down the street and go
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30 minutes away and get a licence in any other county. and the obvious problem with that is that the precedent of allowing that sort of thing would set, would be that, you know, you'd have 120 different sets of laws governed by 120 different religious principles, that's not the way we do things in the united states. >> that is not going to stand. >> it seems clear to me, maybe i'm missing something that this is not going to stand. look, bring this home on a personal level for me, describe the experience, if you would. good to see and talk to you. will you describe the experience of heading down to that clerk's office, requesting a marriage licence and told no, that will not happen, not here, not today, and as long as i'm in this position, it's never going to happen. >> actually, my partner and i, karen, had been requesting a marriage licence three files,
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june 30th, august 13th and today. each time it makes us feel discriminated against, and marginalized, ostracised, and we feel like she is telling us to go away and we are not worthy of a piece of piper that certifies that we are eligible for a marriage licence. >> right. so, april, what is your reaction... >> it's heart-breaking. >> sure. what is your reaction to the claim. i guess at some point you were in that scrum, that we watched today. and you are standing across, and she is claiming she's tacting on god's authority. >> well, this morning when we went in, actually we were the first couple, and we went in, asked for a marriage licence, we were told that they were not issuing based on impending appeals, and we questioned that.
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we questioned again what - would kim davis come out and speak to us. she would not. we said thank you, and turned away. after we left the county clerk's office, the next couple came in, there was a little more connection with other couples that went in today. we were, i guess, hopeful today that we would have the ability for getting our marriage licence, and we were really disappointed again. it stings. it is really hurtful each time it happens, and i think it's compounded each time. >> dan, let me come back to you. contempt. talk to me about contempt. it seems to me she's clearly in contempt of court here. >> sure, and unfortunately, we had to file a motion to hold her in contempt this morning. and the judge has set a hearing
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for thursday morning, and, you know, we'll see what he has to say about it. given the number of federal jurists that have spoken already on this issue, and said in no uncertainly term, including the supreme court in the united states, and basically said that she does, in fact, have to comply with the law and live by the rule of law, she continues to choose not to. >> do you see et legislature, i -- see the legislature, i know it's not in session for a while. i guess i'm asking if you have a sense whether there's a lot of people part of the legislature who support davis's view on this. >> yes, the big talk from a legislative standpoint is, you know, what can we do to exempt the clerks in some way. >> really. >> can we just use the - an online system to issue licences, for example, that sort of thing. and that is all well and good. we don't take a position on that. the bottom line is it's not an
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option now or for clients who want their marriage licences in the county, that they work and pay taxes and go to school and everything else, right now. >> right, right. >> let me thank you both. >> april miller and her partner, karen roberts, one of six couples sues kim davis, the rowan county clerk. good to see you, thank you for your time. >> dan cannon, a lawyer working on this case, joining us from louisville kentucky president obama almost has the votes he needs to block congress from rejecting the iran nuclear deal. pennsylvania senator bob casey and delaware senator chris coombes became the 32nd and 33rd democrats to back the agreement. they need one more vote to uphold a veto of the resolution of the approval of the iran nuclear deal. mike viqueira joins us life from washington. the momentum appears to be behind the president at this
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point. >> it's difficult. difficult to explain in a way the machinations of the isn't amount. -- senate. it's like a bank job. delaware, pennsylvania state and another put the president on the verge of victory. he needs one more, one of 11 undecided democrats remaining in the senate to be assured of the victory, we talk about the difficult procedure. basically what is expected to happen is a majority of senators will vote to disapprove of the deal struck with iran. the president, of course, vowed to veto that, if it were to come to that. it comes down to a third of the house and senate. if the senator can muster that, he can sustain the veto, it will not be overridden by opponents. it's the bar, it's low, but the president is about to meet it. all he needs is a vote. chris coles from delaware, a
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surprise. comments that led many to believe he was leaning against the deal. he said as much. he doesn't like it one bit. there are expects that trouble him. iran continues in enrichment. even though a lower grade, able to maintain some of the facilities that iran used in the past to enrich the uranium, if the united states abandons the agreement, it will be standing alone in the international community. >> i will support the agreement because it puts us on a known path of limiting iran's nuclear programme for the next 15 years with the full support of the international community. the alternative to me is a scenario of uncertainty and likely isolation. >> coles has spoken with joe biden, a predecessor. as for bob casey, he made many of the same arguments, similar arguments, troubled as well. the united states can't afford to walk away from the deal,
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costing the united states prestige from around the world, and do little to constrain iraq, iran, they have a free hand and revenues. >> i'm curious, congress gets back to work next week, and i suspect that there'll be an entertaining debate on this. do we have an idea when votes will be cast. >> the first are expected around the 17th. the house and senate are expected to act. there are 11 democrats on the fence, one that puts the president over the top. a lot of pressure on the next individual to step forward. >> senior washington correspondent mike viqueira for us. appreciate it. >> there has been utter chaos, outside the eastern terminal in hungary, dozens of hungarian police officers refuse to let refugees board trains headed for germany. this reverses a decision to let the desperate families leave the
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country. >> reporter: germany may have been a destination they could reach on monday - not any more. refugees feared this would happen, and it did. >> what is the solution, everyone can be in our situation. make it our solution, find for us a solution. >> such a dramatics contrast to monday. now the police, instead of letting people on board the trains are stopping them getting access to the station. look at the atmosphere. these people just waiting with no word of what might happen. many of them who have bought tickets being barred from entering. the demonstrations vocal but not aggressive carried on through the day. but perhaps the dilemma the refugees are in is conveyed more by the site of exhausted
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families who bought their tickets, only to be turned away. settled in the shade, wherever they could find it, refusing to be moved. the issue of free movement in europe, and the biggest refugee crisis since the world war ii is playing out in front of people, in a capital city. >> it's a shame. normal hungarian people don't want it. we would like to have them. i came here to see, and maybe i can have... >> a german politician on a fact-finding tour says she's appalled. >> it is a complete failure of human rights in europe. this is what i have to say - massive human rights violations - people sleeping on the streets for dayses and days and days. hardly any water, food. >> at the border town last week we met this 13-year-old syrian boy. he escaped dara with his sister. four days later we spot him in the crowd trying to get
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information. ees frustrated. >> the police don't like the syrian, and serbia, and macedonia. in greece. >> what is your message. >> my message is please help the syrian. they need help now. you say the words. we don't want to go to europe a young voice carrying a simple message, but words that carry little weight here germany is expected to receive the lions share of refugees, 800,000 in year. last week germany eased an e.u. law so syrians could enter the country, that says refugees must apply for asylum in the country where they arrived. german chancellor angela merkel says her nation's decision to waive the rule should not be
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blamed for the flood of desperate people. >> translation: quite honestly i see no responsibility on germany's part. that is no surprise and while many refugees in hungary may no longer be able to get do germany on the train. many are trying to across the boarder into neighbouring austria by other means. >> rob reynolds is in vienna for us. rob, look, my understanding is that you spent time at the border today. hungary and austria, what was that like, what do you see? >> down at the little town of nicholls dorfe, we saw austrian police manning sort of impromptu check points. in the european union they are not supposes to be borders. people are supposed to move freely between an e.u. country and another.
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borders seem to spring up under the pressure of the waves of refugees, we saw austrian police stopping cars, pulling over vans, trucks, and individual vehicles to check to see if the occupants were refugees, and perhaps the drivers were smuggling human being. we saw one taxi cap coming in from -- taxi cab coming in from hungary. there was a family of six. they were from the middle east. and they were escorted out of the taxi. the taxi driver was detained. everyone was questioned. we are not allowed to talk to them. if the family - it turns out to be coming from a war torn country such as syria. they may be eligible for asylum in austria or an e.u. country, if they are from albania, not
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considered an unsafe country, they might be considered economic migrants and sent back home. that is one of the collegas for the european unionists, who is coming from where. which countries are dangerous, which are not. no one is decided on behalf of the union what that is okay, what are europeans - european leaders saying about the crisis today. are there discussions, are there talks going on? what is said today? >> there's more like quarrels going on. the german chancellor - angela merkel - was at a press conference today. the prime minister of spain was visiting her, and she had to defend herself against charges by austria and hungary, that the germany liberal asylum policy is creating a magnet effect.
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joining other places, a war torn or oppressive countries. she said that is not the case or the responsibility of germany. meanwhile, other countries like poland, hungary, the czech republic, slovakia, they object to a german idea of everyone in the e.u. taking a quota of the migrants. they'll have their own meeting this week to try to hash out their position in opposition to germany, and, finally, in two weeks time. by which time, of course, there'll be many thousands more refugees, the leaders of the interior ministers and justice ministers of all the e.u. countries are supposed to get together and hammer out a joint policy, plan, a common policy on migration and refugees. but so far that really has not happened yet. and things are just in a very, very unsettled state, with each
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country kind of sniping at the other. >> appreciate it. great to see as always. rob reynolds in vienna. >> the pope is taking on same-sex marriage and climate change, now he is forgiving abortion. we will talk with a former nun about changes to the church. plus, the mother's army, meet a woman trying to keep the chicago streets safe from violence. rom violence.
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there's an been a day-long manhunt after a police officer was fatally shot.
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lieutenant charles glenowicks was found with a gunshot wound, dying at the scene. he told dispatchers he was chasing three suspects on foot. authorities are using helicopters and dogs to search for the suspects. the search continues. >> texas authorities investigate whether police shot and killed a man while he had his hands up. the shirtless plan seen in the distance - i don't know if you can make him out there. was armed when officers arrived at a san antonio home. we have stopped the video the moment before flores was shot. his right arm is raised. you see it by a utility hole. obscushes the left side -- obscures the left side. two officers respond to a domestic call. there have been 2,000 shootings in chicago this year. 300 fatal on the city's south side. one woman had enough, deciding to take the job of policing her
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neighbourhood into her own hands. sara hoy has the story. >> i'm going to start to fire. >> reporter: the charcoal grill is out. the smell of a barbecue blankets a block on the chicago south side. this is more than an average neighbourhood get together. a group of mothers enter the streets in the inglewood neighbourhood. hoping the presence deters violence that claims hundreds of lives across the city so far this year. >> in order to save my children i have to save everyone else's. >> this woman lost a child to gun violence, and is fighting to make sure she doesn't. >> as mothers keep things under
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control. i figured we can do it in our community. we go and set up changes, blocks. >> i'm putting the mums patrol sirt on. institute after a shooting death in the inglewood neighbourhood recollects mothers against senseless shootings were created. they want to stop the gun violence plaguing the city, even for a few hours. >> it worked. >> i don't want all the sandwiches gone. >> the women and the men from mask commit to patrol for four hours every afternoon. they plan to stay out until labour day.
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in the weeks since they begin, there has been no shootings on the street corner. there are obstacle, and not the ones expected. i thought the kids was the biggest problem. when i got there they were so welcoming. they needed what i was offering. whether it was a hug, food. it was the police that didn't care for it. it has proven to be that our biggest obstacle is our relationship with law enforcement. >> for now, they'll keep a watch over the block. >> we are so into the piece, we were talking as it's on. sara joins me. you spent a few days with tamerlan tsarnaev. >> i did. >> you have to tell me what the
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neighbourhood was like. and how were you received. >> in the beginning it was interesting. we went in understands that would be the case. there were no problems with us, and it was a relationship forged with the residents which allowed us to have the access that we had. the props, if you will, going to her. she really believed. >> she's making this happen. >> edge wood. >> inglewood. >> edge wood. >> the neighbour is inglewood. >> with an i or an e. >> with an e. >> what happens in englewood after the summer end goes to a close. >> they want to do it through the summer, labour day. they had discussions, what will they do. they are looking for app permanent place. this is chicago after all. you can't be on a street corner throughout the year.
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they are trying to think of another plan. what they are doing is working. >> you spent a lot of time on the streets, haven't you? >> a lot of time. >> appreciate it. good to see you. you can see more of sara's story. the mother's army on "america tonight", 10:00p.m. eastern the arctic it melting. >> less ice means more water, but more ship traffic. >> the president's plan to deal with a changing landscape. plus... >> a stand off between lebanese security troops and beirut's why you stink" movement.
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>> follow correspondent roxana saberi on a personal journey. >> this is the first time in 20 years i've been back to my mother's homeland. >> a special in-depth look at japan. the legacy of the atomic bomb. controversial american military bases.
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and the country's evolving identity. another significant move from pope francis, making it easier for women seeking abortions to seek forgiveness. all priests will be able to ab solve women during the upcoming year of mercy. beginning december 8th. right now only high-ranking clergy can forgive abortions. >> i hope this pope will continue to make the church, generally, a little more attractive for many people,
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young people. >> i think we are 21st century, and church and people need to change according to catholic teaching, abortion is a grave sin. those that have the procedure can be ex-communicated. the move coming weeks before the pope visitors the united states francis kipling is the president of the center of the health, social policy, and the former president of catholics for choice, and a former nun. she joins me from washington d.c. good to see you, thank you for being on the programme. you saw the news this morning, didn't you? >> yes, i did. i was surprised. >> tell me why you were surprised. how significant is this. is it a polished shift on abortion. what is it really. >> no, no, this is in keeping with the way in which the pope behaved from the beginning of the papacy. this is a compassion at pasture,
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fatherly guy who really cares about women suffering and who understanding that some women who had abortions are looking forward to reconciling about the church, and he is making it a little easier for them. at the same time he is very, very clear that the church position on abortion, which is that abortion is never permissible even to save the life of a woman, stands as it has always stood. >> he wants to be more inclusive or promote inclusiveness. there's a line, saying that the church could make more evident its mission to be a witness of mercy. what is he saying. what is he promoting here? >> well, when he first became pope, he was clear he did not want about bishops and priests
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to talk about negatively all the time, all the bad things that people do - whether it's get divorced remarry, abortion. contraing essential. we have to get off the the -- contraception. we have to get off that kick and talk about the big issues that are killing the world. at the same time, i don't think he is a person that wants to hurt anyone. >> what do you expect from the pope's visit to the states later this month. is it all going to be he's a jolly good fellow, which no one can deny, or is he going to say, do some things that might stoke a little controversy on the visit? >> well, definitely, he has already angered the right wing or conservative catholics with his positions on climate, capitalism. >> that's true, yes. >> the economy.
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taking care of the poor. they are not going to be happy with what he has to say. i imagine when he talks to congress, that is what hoel concentrate on. at the same time those in the church who are progressive, who would like to see changes on contraception, open to women as priests and openness around abortion. they'll be disappointed, because he's not - he'll say a few platitudes on the issues, but will not show anything that really indicates change. there's going to be something for everyone to be unhappy about. >> i was surprised by the announcement. i didn't think that he was going to inject. that's what he's done, inject the abortion issue into his trip before he gets here. and generally speaking he wants to avoid that t so from a political point of view, it was not the - i don't think it was
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the wisest thing to do. from a - the point of view of compassion, i think that, you know, there are - not every catholic woman thinks she has made a mistake or committed a sin when she has an abortion. for those feeling guilty, who would like to reconcile with the church and think confession is essential, this was a kind thing to do. >> thank you for coming on the programme later this month pope francis visits the united states stopping in washington d.c., new york and philadelphia, people are expected to travel from all over to see him. one family is driving across the americas to see the pontiff. jennifer london caught up with them. [ ♪ ] >> reporter: francis ka is a long way from home. weary after six months on the road. >> we thought francis ka was a
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beautiful name, because of the pope. it's like a small honour we do for him. >> reporter: with a drive for adventure, francis ka, in a 1980 volkswagen bus will meet her name sake when she roles into philadelphia this month. on board a devout kath lij argentinian family, venturing across the americas on a spiritual journey to a largest gathering of catholic families in the world. >> the visit of pope francis gave a deeper meaning to the roadtrip. and it was like the thing that made us say okay, this is it. >> the adventure began in march, when the family left their home in buenos aires, driving across argentina, chile, peru, ecuador and columbia. they boarded a boat to panama, driving the length of central america, south-eastern mexico, with a hope of crossing the u.s.
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border into texas. we met up with noelle, her husband and four young children in mexico. they had been in town for a few days, but were front page news. >> we are on the front page. >> we are on the front page. >> reporter: in the papers and on tv. >> the challenge was to leave. once we left, it was a lot easier. >> the pilgrimage to see the pope has taken them on a cross-continent adventure, from the peak of mountains to the waters of pacific. sometimes sleeping under the star or with host families, eager to share the experience. >> a practicing buddhist opened her home to the catholic family. >> it touched my heart. i'm going to visit india next
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year. i know how you feel when you need to meet your spiritual leader. >> for us it's the best experience of the trip. >> staying with host families. >> yes. >> reporter: why is that? >> because we love to see the people. the thing we love more is live with other people, understand how they live. >> photographs from every city and country chronicle their ups and downs. this tells the story of where they've been. you quit your jobs, taking time off, travelling across continents in a 1980 voel, wagon bus. there's a certain leap of faith that goes along with that, right. >> yes. >> yes, of course, because we say in spanish
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[ speaking foreign language ] you say go and jump. we said good buy to the family in mexico, and cross them in the border in texas. they ask us not to follow them, they've been told this stretch of road is dangerous, and didn't want to call unnecessary attention to themselves. >> a few hours later with the sun low in the sky, francis ka and her family rolled into the u.s. [ singing ] 13 countries, 10,000 miles, 4,000 photographs. >> memories to last a lifetime, driven by a big leap of faith. how much fun is that. i saw that. that's hope. if you want to follow the family's journey, the website
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is: check out their twitter page and handle the september started off with another volatile day on wall street, with stocks losing close to 470 points. ali velshi is here with more. can you explain today for me, please? >> i'm trying to cut a break. it's something else. another knows dive -- nose dive. a correction means a 10% decline from a high. all three took major drops, averaging 3% losses. september is the worse month for stocks, it's a volatile month of trade. it's when it turned negative in 2015. this is important. the s&p is mimicked by 401ks and
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iras. you'll see the losses and think things are bad. what you need to think about is how far down are you for the year. the s&p is down 7% for the year. it's a similar story across the globe. tokyo's nikkei shed 4%. the london footse closed 3% lower, and it traces back to china, we are not down worrying about whether china's economy is slowing down and what impact that has on the global economy. >> how are you taking it on. are you talking about china. is that triggering the mayhem. >> markets are sentiment. this is not science, there's data showing manufacturing shrunk at a fastest pace. >> when you think of china, you think of manufacturing. some argue you should think about it different lip. when you think of america, you think of the service industry. this is the problem.
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it's coming off the bank to come off moves to inject cash. all is spooking investors that think this will ripple across the world. they are rippling across oil markets. oil settling at $45 and $41 a barrel. that's a 7.7% drop in one day of trading. i'll remind you last week oil had a 3 in front of it, below $40, and had a five in front of it, above $50. these are wild swings, hard for investors to dijest. >> what else are you looking at. >> president obama, the first sitting presidents to visit the arctic region. we are looking at the competition for resources and shipping lanes in the arctic as the ice sheeds recede. it's a new arena for the cold war with russia. >> ali velshi, good to see you, thank you sir. you can watch "ali velshi on
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target". 10:00p.m. eastern, 7:30 pacific. here on al jazeera america the president is visiting alaska and the arctic circle, the primary focus is climate change, and he is focussing on the strategic appearance of the arctic and how to deal with the shortcoming of the region, the lack of american ice breakers. s libby casey joins us from anchorage. >> looking good in anchorage, libby, why is this a problem for the united states. what is the president proposing to do about it. >> a lot of americans don't realise u.s. is an arctic nation. because of alaska, we are. the u.s. only has two functional ice breakers. and sometimes they are barely functional. russia has 40, and china, hardly a player. it has an ice breaker as well. >> president obama wants to quicken the time line for getting a new one out there.
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he wants the new design roll, coming with a new price tag. the estimates $800 million to $1.4 million. the president has about $4 million in his budget for this expense. it's something that may not feel like a short-term need. it will be in the next decades or two. and the polar star. which is the workhorse ice breaker that the u.s. uses is 40 years old. it's supposed to be decommissioned. they repair it and send it out for new missions. >> look, the president got a first-hand look at the impact of climate change today. what did he see, and what did he have to say about it? . that's right. he got to go to where the actions is, he visited the exit glacier. it's about two miles long, coming off the harding ice field. it's been retreating for $200 years.
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experts say the retreat, the melt rate is unprecedented. and they say that is because of a warming climate. >> what it indicates, because of the changing patterns of winters, less snow, longer, hotter summers, is how rapidly the blazier is receding, sending a message about the urgency we'll have when it comes to dealing with this. >> president obama getting a sight of this himself, trying not to bring attention to the issue in advance of heading this fall to the u.n. conference on climate change, he's trying to convince americans and the world to cut pollution and fight climate change, so this, today, was a good opportunity for the president to see and show what he's talking about. >> good stuff. libby casey for us in anchorage alaska. coming up next on the programme. checking out. why japan's landmark hotel is
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being torn down.
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police in thailand say they have arrested a second suspect in last month's deadly bomb attack. officials say he had an
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important role in the attack on the shrine. 20 killed, 100 injured. the first suspect injured over the weekend. explosives were found during that arrest. 11 members of the anticorruption you stink movement stormed a government building. they occupied the environmental ministry for nine hours in total, demanding the top environmental official set down, and set a deadline for his resignation. protesters did not get what they wanted. >> reporter: hours before the deadline activists from the you stink movement occupied the environment ministery in downtown beirut. calling for the minister to resign. >> for weeks, people that have been protesting against the government angered at the inability to deal with the rubbish crisis leaving the streets filthier than ever. activists on tuesday decided to
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escalate acts of civil dis-obeid thens to get ways heard the will. the standoff lasted for eight. during that time the minister was holed up in his office. squirmishes took place. security beating a protestor, after they sealed off entrances and exits to the building. just before the sun set. they began to move the activists from inside the ministry. at least three people were carried away on stretchers. >> they used batons, and came in, especially down the stairs. this 15-year-old activist explained how rioters disturbed
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the police. despite being detained during the protest. he will take to the streets. as night fell. hundreds gathered in the square outside the ministry, in solidarity with a few that remained inside. chants against the government and security forces rang out. the crowd was angrier. what started as a protest with an inability to deal with rubbish prices has been transformed into a protest movement not only against the government. but the political system. now the more that these stand offs take place, and the more that the security forces meat the protesters with force, the larger it appears the protest movement and becoming and for a look at what is coming up at the top of the hour, john seigenthaler is here. >> hi, there. welcome back.
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coming up at eight. police shooting. this time a san antonio man killed by police, caught on camera. looks like his hands were up. tonight, where the investigation is headed. solid tri confinement, some kept in isolation for a decade or more. it's about to stop. the change involves gang-associated prisoners, why rules are changing and what it's like to live in solidary confinement. >> unlocking the mystery of autism. genetics the key. doctors have a tool to diagnose the problem. >> is could treat autism and others. tonight, singing his song since 1960s. grammy award winner, time has not slowed down patty austin. >> when i was 11 i worked with a marvellous lady, patrice. she sat me down and said here is how the business works. she said you'll use this name. who is patty austin, get me a
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young patty aust yin, get me patty austin. >> eventually you think you'll be in the who is patty austin part of the career again. >> more coming up in six minutes. >> love her. >> for decades tokyo has been a must-see stop for travellers with an eye for design. as harry reports, it's a part of a redevelopment project ahead of a 2020 tokyo olympics. >> for more than half a century, this hospital welcomed guests from across japan and other parts of the world. this time they were not coming to stay, rather to stay goodbye. >> there's something unchanging about the hotel. we feel like we have come home,
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like going home to personalities and grandparents. >> it was loved by regulars, including presidents and film stars for 1960s modernism and craftsmanship and design. when ian fleming wrote "you only live twice", this was the obvious hotel. more than a time capsule. it was ab important piece of history. >> there's so much amazing craftsmanship here. it moves me by looking at it. i'm sad it will be lost. i hope the new hotel will have a lobby like this. >> it was a start from the beginning, an arrangements preserved, unchanged for 50 years. >> no one would say anything, no matter how long you spend sitting there by yourself. please, do make yourself at home. in a spectacular space, where you see the quinn tesens of japanese culture coming together
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in one place. >> for campaigners trying to preserve modernist architecture, what is happening is quint essentially japanese, to be replaced by a 38 story skyscraper in time for the 2020 olympics. throughout tokyo, there's examples of history being dwarfed. preserved in oddly artificial ways, or just subsumed by anonymous class and concrete towers. >> not as cultural costs, markers of the state of civilization at any point in time. >> the owners say 53 years is too old for a first-class hotel. plumbing, air kick, earthquake standards are not up to scratch. those issues could have been fixed. they are left to mourn a piece of history as it's extinguished that is all we is time for in this newshour. thank you for being with us.
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i'm tony harris, john seigenthaler is back in a couple of minutes. we'll see you back tomorrow at 7:00p.m. eastern time. time.
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hi everyone, this is al jazeera america, i'm john seigenthaler. >> the video - a suspect who appears to have his hands up is shot to death by police. tonight a closer look at this cell phone recording and questions about lethal force. >> standing her ground. >> why are you not issuing marriage licences today. >> because i'm not. >> under whose authority. >> under god's authority. >> using faith to


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