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demand a bigger share of the wealth. john holman, al jazeera, mexico city. you can find all of our stories and the latest updates on our website, there it is on your screen. we want justice and we want it now! >> protesters return to baltimore streets as six police officers face a judge in the death of freddie gray. federal agents s.w.a.t. teams and dozens of dogs are searching for three suspects in the killing of a police officer. and kim davis remains defiant refusing to issue marriage certificates.
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now her lawyer tells al jazeera, davis is being to go to jail. ♪ this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm steph. protesters are out in baltimore this morning as six police officers face a judge in the freddie gray case. small demonstrations are going on outside of the courthouse. the officers are there for a pretrial hearing. gray died while in police custody in april. police say they are prepared for any possible unrest today. adam may is live in baltimore. good morning. have protests thus far been peaceful, and what are protesters telling you about why they are there? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, stephanie. one protester so far has been arrested. it was an individual that walked down to one of the busiest streets here in baltimore, and it looked like that person was in the road. police have not said what the charges are against this fairly
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well-known local activist. decides that there was a group of around 50 or so protesters that gathered in front of the courthouse before the hearing started this morning. and they were lined up to get inside. the peaceful protests rather quiet and small in size, but they are sending a strong message. >> protests speak for the people. we're tired of being voiceless. we're tired of being pushed aside. we need to have our voices heard. it's a free country, we have the right to free speeches, and we want these cops to serve every day in jail. >> reporter: some of the protesters have left their signs sitting right up against the courthouse, they stood in line, along with the media, and some are inside watching the hearing get underway, stephanie. >> tell us what else to expect inside the courthouse today, adam.
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>> yeah, this is a rather pivotal moment in this case. this is the first time since the arrest of these police officers that there is a substantial hearing taking place. there are three main motions. the biggest is a motion to dismiss the criminal charges. this is rather procedural, you do see this in a lot of cases of this magnitude, but there is that motion on the table to dismiss the criminal charges. the judge will take that under consideration. he is also considering another motion to recuse the prosecutor in this case. the prosecutor rather new here in baltimore, they are saying she has shown bias in this case, there has been some debate about the way she handled this case, campaign contributions that she has gotten from attorneys. and a third motion which is to try the defendants separately. the prosecutors want to split the defendants into basically two groups. defense attorneys would like to
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see these officers tried separately. >> are you seeing an increased police presence there in anticipation of more possible protests? >> reporter: well that was the big concern here in baltimore is that protests could get out of hand, that you could see a repeat of the riots from four months ago, all police officers here, they had their leave suspended. no one could take any time off. driving around downtown you see officers standing on street corners, there's a heavier police presence right now, stephanie. >> adam thank you. a manhunt underway right now in illinois where police are searching for three suspects wanted for killing a veteran police officer. john henry smith has this story. >> reporter: local, state, and federal officers are searching high and low, house-to-house for the men believed to be involved in shooting and killing lieutenant joe glenowitz tuesday
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morning. >> we're going to try to find this guy hiding out there. >> reporter: just before 8:00 am, the officer sent a message that he had stumbled upon three suspicious men. two male whites and one male black. shortly thereafter, the lieutenant informed communications he was in a foot pursuit. his communications then lost contact with him. when our first -- responding backup units arrived they located his injured with a gunshot wound. >> reporter: he later died. the three suspects escaped. local schools have been closed, and people living and working nearby have been told not to go outside. >> we don't know what to think, but we locked all of the back doors, and we just kind of stayed here and went about our business. >> reporter: he is the fourth officer in less than two weeks to be killed in the line of duty
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nationwide. faceal officer shoots spiked from one in july to six in august. 24 officers have been murdered this year by gunfire. that's a 17% drop from this point in 2014. in fox lake many are fondly remembering the 32-year veteran. >> he was a decorated police officer and asset to our community. not only did fox lake lose a family member, i lost a very dear friend. >> this officer is a pillar in our community, and definitely going to be missed. and just touched many lives. >> reporter: john henry smith, al jazeera. a texas prosecutor says he now has a second video that clearly shows a confrontation which lead to two san antonio officers killing a man who had his hand up. we want to warn you this video graphic. robert ray has more. >> reporter: chilling frames of
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a video of a deadly encounter with police in san antonio, texas. who officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. they found a injured woman and child and this 41 year old running through the yard. >> two deputies attempted to arrest the individual, and he resisted. they also used -- tried to use non-lethal weapons to try and detain him. and after a lengthy confrontation, both deputies fired shots, causing the man's death. >> he put his hands in the air and they shot him twice. >> reporter: michael thomas was in a car about 100 yards away with his cell phone. >> with the different shootings with cops, i was like maybe i
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can catch something on my phone. >> reporter: monday a local television station mosted the video online. including the moment flores appears to put both hands up. flores then slumps to the ground. >> certainly what is in the video is a cause for concern, but it's important to let the investigation go through itself course. >> reporter: following the release of the tarp -- tape, the sheriff called for calm and patience. >> both deputies have been with the sheriff's office for more than ten years, and they have both been placed on administrative leave. >> reporter: this district attorney calls the imaging troubles. >> there is actually another video with a better angle and better view that is very clear. >> reporter: but so far that hasn't been released. and he says his office won't
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rush to judgment. a kentucky clerk is preparing for a court hearing after again refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. this was the scene yesterday. >> we're not issuing marriage licenses today. >> the supreme court denied your stay -- >> we are not issuing marriage licenses today. >> why not? >> because i'm not. >> under who's authority -- >> under god's authority. >> davis and six of her deputies have been ordered to appear before a federal judge tomorrow. davis says she is standing on her relious beliefs. the judge could fine her or send her to jail. >> kim davis hasn't had her day in court yet. the plaintiffs have had their hearing, but kim davis has been denied a hearing on her individual claims against the governor of kentucky. so it would be extremely
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disappointing for her to be held in contempt when she hasn't had an opportunity for a full and impartial hearing on her rights. >> she has been told by the court that this is part of our official duties, issuing marriage licenses that are recognized by the law. she was elected to this position, is she doing her job? >> she is doing her job and doing it well. marriage licenses are one tenth of 1% of the duties in the office. but there is a law that says that they can exercise their religious beliefs. and kim davis hasn't been able to make that case yet. and that's why a contempt order would deny her, her rights. violating her conscience is
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simple something she cannot do. >> he said if doing jail time is a consequence, she is willing to accept that. president obama now has the support he needs to get the nuclear deal with iran passed congress. the senator of maryland announced she will back the deal. now with 34 senators behind the deal, the president does have the numbers he needs to sustain a veto. congress is set to vote on the deal later this month. secretary of state john kerry is about to speak about the deal next hour. we'll bring that to you live when it happens. u.s. stocks are on the rise this morning, rebounding after steep losses. private sector payrolls rose more than expected in august, bumping up investor confidence. it follows weak manufacturing data out of china on tuesday. a live look at the dow jones industrials right now, it's up about 106 points.
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a photo of a drowned syrian toddler washed up on a beach has gone viral around the world. we're not going to show you that disturbing image but this one taken later. it shows a turkish police officer picking up the lifeless boy. the child may be one of around a dudsen people who died when their boat capsized. the fate of hundreds of refugees stranded outside of the train station in budapest has not been resolved. they are waiting to board trains that will take them from central europe and beyond. earlier i asked a spokesman from the high commission for refugees if europe has lost its grip on the crisis. >> what we're witnessing is chaos in european countries. each country is dealing with the crisis separately. some are opening the borders,
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some are closing, and others are building fences. europe could agree on a unified policy where all of europe would assume its responsibility, not just one country or one nation. europe can do more. a lot more. there is the european council that has taken decisions last month on the so-called agenda for migration, it calls for establishment of reception centers in the southern european countries. it calls for deciding on the applications of these people. some of these people, particularly the syrians are clearly refugees, given what is happening in their country. >> more than 2500 migrants and refugees have died trying to cross the mediterranean sea this year. police in thailand have issued a war rent for a turkish man. he is the husband of a woman who rented an an apartment where police say bomb-making materials were found. two others are around under
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arrest. police say they are closer to solving the bombing. living on the edge, an alaskan village in danger of being swallowed by the sea, but residents there don't want to leave. ♪
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welcome back to al jazeera america. it is 10:45 eastern, taking a look at today's top stories. a victory for the only woman in the crowded field of crowded
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republican hopefuls. carly fiorina will now likely be classified as a top tier candidate. the federal government is take steps to give employees identity theft protection. it will provide the service to 21.5 million current and former government employees. their information was hacked. and a federal appeals court in new orleanses considering whether to release the last of the so-called angola three. louisiana prosecutors say the judge went too far when his second conviction was overturned. president obama today will visit rural alaskan towns affected by climate change. the villages are built on rapidly melting permafrost.
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tuesday the president saw a glacier that has receded a mile and a half in the past 200 years. >> it indicates because of the changes patterning of winters with less snow, longer, hotter summers, is how rapidly the glacier is receding. and it sends a message about the urgency that we're going to need to have when it comes to dealing with this. temperatures in alaska are rising twice as fast as anywhere on earth. president obama chose alaska to talk about climate change because its impact there is so acute. residents are keeping a close eye on the approaching sea. libby casey reports. >> reporter: this eskimo relies on the sea and land for his food
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and way of life, hunting most of what he eats, but that is getting harder. >> i used to be able to recognize the current and the weather when it's going to change like my grandfather showed me, but now today it's real unpredictable because of the ice change. and it don't get as thick. it's not safe no more. and it's scary. it's real scary. >> reporter: that ice change on the sea has made it impossible for the men of the village to spending spring hunting season out on the thinning ice. it is a tradition they have kept alive for thousands of years. >> this past five years alone, i see a decline in our bearded seal take for the whole year. this year my family just got one. normally we end up with 14 or 15. >> reporter: alaska may be the last frontier, but the arctic coast is the front line of climate change.
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>> it's just melting like butter on a really warm day. >> reporter: university of alaska engineering professor measures alaska's coastline and says the land is rapidly eroding as sea water rapidly warms and dissolved the permafrost. >> historically in the fall there would be lots of sea ice present, and when these fall storms came in, they would buffer the land so -- so it wouldn't be so bad, but now the ice forms much, much later. >> reporter: not only is it harder for hunters, but the village is in increasing danger. >> there's no safe place to go in western alaska. those villages are not connected by a road system, so evacuations are not possible when storms come in outside of their communities. >> reporter: as the tribal council chief has to help figure out what to do. >> i worry about the entire
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community, and our life safety, especially our children and elders. >> reporter: 400 people live here. and some of the 85 houses are in danger of falling into the sea. so they could lose their stability. >> yes. if you look at the whole village, there's really no place to relocate those homes. >> reporter: the army corps of engineers estimates it has about a decade before it is uninhabited. there is a proposal to move the community. but moving is a daunting and sad prospect. >> this place identify us as a people. >> reporter: so if you move -- >> then we lose our identity. we lose who we are. >> reporter: larry adams says he can't imagine moving even a few miles away. >> i'll help them move, but i'm not going to leave, me
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personally. i want to die here. >> reporter: because it's home. >> it's home. it's my home. >> reporter: but the people may have no choice as some of the first victims of climate change. libby casey, al jazeera, alaska. she has been called a living legend. aura lee brown made a promise toad indicate 23 inner city kids from oakland, california, since then she changed their lives and the lives of dozens of others. >> reporter: love, confidence and money are three critical ingredients to get children to graduate from high school, get into college, and afford to pay for college. one oakland woman is providing that and more to dozens of children. she says if you get into college, i'll pay for it. >> my program began in 1987, and it was for one reason, to make
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sure that every child that wanted, wanted to go to college, you would be able to go. >> she gave me a -- a new life. like from being homeless, sleeping on somebody's floor, you know, selling drugs to make ends meet. she snatched me up out of that, sent me to chicago, a city i didn't know anyone. paid for my tuition, room and board, my food, i didn't have to worry about anything but being a student. >> in life we're going to pay for these kids. now we can either pay for them to get an education and we will have control, or we can pay for them in prison, and we have no control. >> reporter: we'll reveal the moment that lead miss brown to take on dozens of first graders, 80 of whom now have college
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degrees today. and we'll talk to others who are just beginning their journey with her. >> you can see lisa's full report tonight at 7:00 eastern. fights autism up next.
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the food and drug administration is warning about the dangers of powdered caffeine. they sent warning letters to fy producers. the companies have 15 days to respond on how to make their product safer. a teaspoon is about equal to 28 cups of coffee, and last year two young men died after using too much of the powder. there are still more questions than answers when it comes to autism. thousands of children are diagnosed with the condition every year, and now a new tool may help scientists looking for a cure. it's a database many hope will
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fast track their research. >> reporter: kevin, 20, is autistic. he doesn't speak. his 18-year-old sister is autistic too, but she does speak. research suggest a genetic link to autism. siblings of children are autism are up to 18% more likely to be affected by autism. >> siblings with autism don't necessarily have the same gentic makeup that could be causing their autism. >> reporter: one of the stumbling blocks for researchers is access to a large data set or pool of genetic information. the missing project aims to provide that research. it is gatheren the dna profiles of autistic individuals and their families and making it available to scientists worldwide. one in 68 children has autism
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spectrum disorder. that's 30% higher than estimates in 2012 of one in eight children. the hope is that the missing project will improve the odds that children in the future won't face the struggle of autism. >> yeah. yeah. >> reporter: ashar qureshi, al jazeera, new york. los angeles is jumping bo the bidding for the 2024 summer olympic games. paris, rome, and hamburg are also bidding for the games. a decision will be made in 2017. thanks for watching, i'm stephanie sy. we'll be back in two minutes are live coverage of secretary of state john kerry speech on the iran nuclear deal. another senator saying she will vote for the deal. in that gives president obama a veto-proof majority no matter what happens in congress. we'll be right back. ♪
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>> at one time i felt that selling cocaine was my purpose. >> as the amount of drugs grew, guns came in. >> the murder rate was sky high. >> this guy was the biggest in l.a. >> i was goin' through a million dollars worth of drugs every day - i liked it. it's hard to believe that a friend would set you up. people don't get federal life
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sentences... and beat them. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> the cia admitted it. ♪ this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm randall pinkston. we have a live look now at the national constitution center in philadelphia. that's where secretary of state john kerry is set to speak in just a few minutes about the iran nuclear deal. it's being called a major speech. he is being introduced right now by former senator richard lugar. he will be


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