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people he thinks deserve more protection than sharks, andrew thomas, al jazeera, near australia. those stories and much, much more can be found by logging on to our website, al jazeera.com. ♪ a kentucky clerk's office reopens for business this morning with the clerk's deputies ready to hand out marriage licenses, their boss is in jail. the saudi king comes to the white house on his first overseas trip since taking power. what the president is doing to sell him on the iran nuclear deal. >> the honest to god answer is i just don't know. >> reporter: and vice president joe biden reveals reluctance to run for the top job in 2016. ♪
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this is al jazeera america, good morning and live from new york city i'm randall pinkston and less than half an hour the clerks office in kentucky is set to reopen and for the first time since june the office will issue marriage licenses now that deputies are in charge. their boss, kim davis, is in jail for violating a federal court order and refused to issue marriage licenses to anyone to avoid giving them to same sex couples and davis says she was following her religious beliefs. john is live for us outside the clerk's office in moor head kentucky and what is going on there right now? >> good morning to you, randall, welcome to rowand county and the county clerk's office, at the moment there is a handful of supporters here representing kim davis and carrying plaques and banners and lots of journalists
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and told same sex couples on the way here for the reopening of this office at 8:00 a.m. eastern this morning. not much at the moment but we are told they are coming. at this minute they have no way of knowing if they can get a marriage license this morning or not. now the governor of kentucky, steve bashir tweeted out the deputies will be in place to offer those licenses so we will have to wait and see. in the meantime as you said the boss is just waking up after her first night in jail after yesterday turning down to get out of jail free cards from the judge. [chanting] on the steps of courthouse in ash land, kentucky the battle over religious freedom face off and those against same sex marriage were so shocked by the jailing of kim davis there was little to do but pray on the courtroom steps and others shouted why the other side doesn't get it, the language
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sometimes harsh. >> the homosexuals intend to make it so no one can disagree with them or refuse them a service where you would have to endorse their perversion. >>. the case was brought by aclu by refusing to follow orders from the court to issue marriage licenses to all including same sex couple and the court turned down the appeal of original orders and said davis could issue marriage licenses to same sex couples if she wanted but chose not to and flying in the court's of the june decision legalizing same sex marriage and said if you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow that's what potentially causes problems. judge bending told davis she could avoid jail by agreeing to issue licenses from the dock she refused and was taken away by marshals. >> these laws need to be obeyed and we are going to follow them
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and the judge made that very loud and clear today that the laws need to be followed. >> reporter: five of six deputies to kim davis who were also in court agreed to issue marriage licenses to all comers, one hold out being her son nathan and the typed note is likely to come down on friday morning and davis telling the judge she would rather stay in jail than cooperate with deputies handing out licenses, okay said the judge, jail it is. >> kim davis today is incarcerated with the highest respect for the law but unable to violate her conscious. kim davis represents the best of us and everyone should mourn the fact her freedom has been taken away for what she believes. >> reporter: i want to be absolutely clear kim davis says she does not want her name on these marriage licenses and we think are going to be issued from today forward. however, she is now in contempt of court so the licenses can be issued because -- cannot be
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issued because she is in jail. >> what is next for kim davis, john? >> reporter: well, she is in jail and waking up after spending her first night there and all the signs are is she is in this for the long fight. her husband yesterday said she is determined to stay there and she will not give up this fight. in the meantime the work of her office as i've already explained is likely to go ahead from 8:00 eastern this morning and she has a pot of gold building up from supporters across the country sending money to an account in her name to help her in what her future may bring. >> this issue of refusing to issue licenses to same sex couples is not just isolated to kentucky, is it? >> no, that is the first-class point. in fact, you won't know this because they are not in the news nationwide but there are two other country clerks here in the state of kentucky who are also refusing to issue marriage licenses right now. now, you have not heard of them because they have not been sued by the aclu and that is the
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difference and there is one in north carolina. i know yesterday the judge was hoping the message that would go out from this place with the jailing of kim davis was these people should learn a lesson from this and begin issuing marriage licenses in accordance with not god's law but national law >> in kentucky. saudi arabia king solomon is heading to the white house this morning to meet with president obama who is trying to reassure ryad of support following the nuclear deal and washington will offer saudi arabia a billion dollar arms package, the u.s. may also provide more military training to saudi troops but when congress returns from vacation they must approve the assistance before it's finalized and mike has more on the delicate alliance. >> reporter: this will be the first face-to-face meeting between president obama and king
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solomon since may when there was controversy around the gcc summit at camp david. both sides feeling as though they were snubbed in the run up and arrangements that were made towards that summit, at the last-minute you recall king solomon decided he was not going to come, saudis making the announcement and many in the united states interpreted that as a snub by saudi arabia to the united states. but the saudis thought they perhaps had been snubbed because that was a regional summit and didn't think it fairly represented their stature, the leading country in the region. and also on the table when they get together, the leaders of united states and saudi arabia is oil and it is plummet and united states surpassed saudi arabia in terms of worldwide oil production and leader in production now the united states. the price continues to plummet as we said but saudi arabia has kept up production in an effort to keep the prices so low that some higher cost producers will be driven out of business
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including those at the formation in north dakota and elsewhere around the world. so far the price of oil still continues to sink, an on going concern around the region, that issue is also go to be on the table. vice president joe biden is speaking if he will run for president. at an atlanta synagogue biden was asked about his decision making process. >> the factor is can i do it? can my family undertake what is an arduous commitment to be proud to under take in certain circumstances but the honest answer is i don't know. >> reporter: his decision will hinge on whether he has the emotional energy to run. he unsuccessfully ran for president in 1988 and 2008. it appears republican frontrunner donald trump has catching up to do when it comes
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to foreign policy, in a radio interview with hoout he fumbled on questions about how to deal with some of the biggest threats to national security. >> i'm looking for the next commander and chief to know who who all these people are, do you know the players without a score card yet, donald trump? >> i will tell you honestly by the time we get to office they all will be changed and all gone. i knew you were going to ask me things like this and there is no reason because number one i will hopefully find general douglas mcarthur in the pack and find who it is i will find but they are all changing. those are like history questions do you know this one or that one. >> i don't believe in got you question. >> that is a got you question. >> trump didn't agree to support any other republican who gets the nomination, on thursday he signed and rn c pledge that he will not run as an independent
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but as our political correspondent michael explains if trump changes his mind down the road the gop has no legal power to stop him. >> donald trump signed on to a pledge that many had been hoping he would sign now for a month and raised his hand in cleveland, ohio and it's not to stay in the race and run as a third-party candidate should he not win the nomination and asking all 17 candidates to sign the same pledge and he did it in trump fashion holding a press conference and answering lots of questions about it, what it does for trump is it says to the party should he not get that nomination and should he want to get back in he can say listen you let me down and i'm going to break the pledge and it's not a law or written in stone anywhere and what is interesting is since that debate trump's numbers have stayed the same or gone up and sees himself as a viable possible for the nomination because of that this also serves
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the purpose for him to get other candidates not to run against him as third-party candidates should he actually win the nomination. the trump saga and the trump side show continues. >> miking reporting, meanwhile two other candidates are visiting puerto rico today and democrat hillary clinton and rubio and attending fundraisers in san juan and they are american citizens and can only vote in presidential primaries, not the general election but the candidates are still making the push to try and appeal to puerto rico on the u.s. mainland who can vote for president. >> they vote in orlando and central florida, they are a swing vote and vote with sdem democrats as well as republicans so whoever gets that vote can win central florida and you cannot win florida without winnel central florida. >> they have to make commitments to the island. if they only come here to raise money people see through that and they will not be supportive
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on election day. >> reporter: puerto rico is right now in the midst of a huge economic crisis. those 72 billion dollars. rubio thinks the territory should not file for bankruptcy protection and clinton supports the move. thousands will attend funeral services today for texas sheriff deputy shot at a gas station and darren-goforth was ambushed last friday and they asked law enforcement across the state to flash red and blue lights at noon eastern. that is when the funeral will begin. a suspect shannon miles have been charged with capitol murder. and funeral services will be held monday for police officer shot and killed in a chicago suburb. police now say they have what they are calling significant video in the shooting of lieutenant joseph but police are still searching for the three suspects. three correctional officers in california are in jail this morning facing multiple charges
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in the death of an inmate. john henry smith is here now, john, the sheriff did not mix words in this arrest. >> lori smith was fairly harsh in her assessment, calling what those officers allegedly did violent and cowardly. accused men today are in protective custody at a different jail from the one in which they work. >> i want to express my profound sorrow over the lost of mr mr. tyree. >> reporter: on august 27, 31-year-old tyree was dead at the county jail in san jose and at the time deputies found him naked, covered in excrement and rodriguez as well as 28-year-old jerry lobrin face charges of murder, conspiracy and assault in his death. an autopsy shows the inmate died of internal bleeding from
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blunt-force trauma. >> disappointment and disgust i feel cannot be over stated. >> reporter: other inmates saw the three deputies enter tyree's cell and they were there conducting a routine contraband search and to make sure he took medication and inmates heard cries for help and then silence and the next morning one of the deputies found tyree unresponsive on the floor, only then investigators say did the deputies admit they used force to restraint him. >> no relative, no friend, no anybody wants to hear that their loved one dies as a result of a murder. so it's doubly traumatic for them. >> reporter: the attorney for michael tyree's family says he was only in jail on a probation violation from a minor drug-related arrest and only scheduled to stay at the jail until bed space opened up at a substance abuse treatment facility. >> michael had struggled many
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years with mental illness. >> we will work as long as it takes and as hard as we must to examine our operations and make the necessary changes to prevent this type of horrific incident from repeating itself. >> friends and families of the deputies say the charges don't match the men they know but the san vose say two complaints were filed against lubrin and reports that an inmate currently being treated at a hospital is accusing rodriguez of using force. a safe haven for school children, the library that survived baltimore's violent protest and now it's a place of refuge for the city's most vulnerable. ♪
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welcome back to al jazeera america, it is 7:48 eastern time, taking a look at the top story, thai police now say the man wearing a yellow shirt who planted a bomb in bangkok last month is likely still at large, and forensic tests on two arrested foreigners show no link to the actual bombing which killed 20 people but it ties them to a statute of explosives found in a bangkok apartment. the airman who was injured when he and two friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a paris bound train is in california, spencing stone arrived thursday
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night at travis airport base and will have a parade september 11. seeking death penalty of the man killing nine church goers in charleston and charged of gunning down victims in the historic ame church in june and he has yet to enter a plea in the case. protesters are pledging to keep up a hunger strike despite a compromise offer from chicago public schools and they stopped eating three weeks ago trying to force the district to reopen a closed high school. they wanted to be a leadership and technology center and instead officials say it will reopen as an art focused school. murders in baltimore jumped by a third and makes it hard for children to play safely outside and america tonight adam may has the story of one library aiming to offer young baltimore residents a refuge where they can grow up in peace.
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>> reporter: simmons what's to walk through some of the most dangerous streets in america to reach a place where he finds safety and security. the library in west baltimore. >> somebody got shot over there the other day like shooting and stuff i stay here. i feel safer in here than out there. >> reporter: the library sits at the corner of pennsylvania and north avenues. the epicenter of unrest back in april. that's when protests turned to riots after the death of freddie gray killed after police allegedly gave him a rough ride in a van. rioters looted and destroyed dozens of businesses. the images broadcast around the world. [sirens] ever since violence has engulfed baltimore, june and july have
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been the most violent months in decades, the city recorded its 200th murder in august. >> i'm scared. sometimes like in certain neighborhoods i stay in the house. i don't like coming outside at night. i do not go outside at night. because of shooting and what will happen but i just don't trust it. >> reporter: that sense of fear eases inside the library. where 11-year-old durell can play video games and eat a free lunch and see other worlds open up before him. >> come on in. >> reporter: digs is branch manager. >> we see the real side of the community. we see the side that says this library needs to remain in this neighborhood. this library is servicing young people and servicing adults and people who don't have jobs can come in and get on the computer and apply for jobs.
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>> reporter: it opened up a day after the riots and kids come in here and they are reading books as broken glass all over the city and police are up and down the street still, what do you think brought those kids back in here? >> i think at the end of the day they felt like this was a place that cares about them, puts them first. i think the community saw that, you know, this is not just about being a library but this is about a safe haven. >> reporter: adam may, al jazeera, baltimore. >> you can watch adam's full report during a special edition at 10:00 p.m. eastern. pentagon dealing with toxins like a anthrax and ut -- utah was shipping live instead and the work will resume when the labs are deemed safe. nasa calls it a failed
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operation, the space agency loses part of a billion dollar experiment that could have helped us understand earth's water resources. ♪
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scientists lost a key tool to forecast floods and monitor climate change because a radar and a nasa satellite failed. let's bring in nicole mitchell for the environmental impact and what exactly did the radar doo. >> just launched in january and kind of got going for real in may full time and only lasted with us for two months but what it did is it was called the soil moisture active passive because there was an active radar and
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what you are seeing there and a passive part of it that reads emissions from earth and it has links between energy and water and carbon cycles and predict natural hazards like floods and droughts and cost a million and supposed to stay in for three years and will live it in orbit because the passive part still works but won't give the fine level of detail like the other part and soil moisture is important because it helps us understand the reflection of the sun and the energy coming into the earth. here are some i'm analyzes we have gotten back from it, this is an example and it's able to measure the spring thaw and from april before it was in full mode but whether the soil is frozen or thawed goes to solar energy being reflected and what is going on is the passive reader
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doesn't read on as fine of a scale but it's able to pick up some things such as saltiness of ocean, maritime wind patterns and data that comes in from this for the next couple of years and the other thing is that two months of data that did come will be bundled and kind of sent back in september so there will be some data to go through. >> thank you, nicole, a drone calls a scare and the buzz over the court of italy played against monica of romania and crashed in the seats and briefly stopping the match and new york city teacher is under arrest caused with reckless endangerment with operating a drone in a restricted area and that is it for me and stephanie sy is back with al jazeera morning news and you can keep up on al jazeera.com. going on, not just in this country,
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a kentucky clerk's office open for business ready to hand out marriage license to same sex couples and boss waking up in jail for refusing the task and king solomon makes a trip to the u.s. since the throne and a nuclear deal and billion dollar arms package for his meeting with president obama. is he ready to run, vice president speaks frankly about the difficult decision.
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>> the most relevant factor in my decision is my family and i have the emotional energy to run. >> and an airman who thwart ed the train man shooting had a hero's welcome. ♪ good morning, this is al jazeera america, live from new york city, i'm stephanie sy. the clerk's office in rowan county kentucky is reopening right now and ready to issue marriage licenses for the first time since june. deputy clerks will be processing the application since their boss, kim davis, is in jail. a federal judge held her in contempt because she has been refusing to issue marriage licenses, part of her job and religious beliefs bar her from issuing licenses to same sex
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couples and we are live outside the offices in more head, kentucky and there are people be mine -- behind you and are people waiting for licenses? >> good morning, this is the moment this county clerks office is about to be reopened and doors pulled apart and majority of people behind me and may hear them cheering as well are supporters of kim davis with banners and plaques and lots of members of the media as you might expect. at the moment we have not seen any same sex couples coming, trying to get their marriage licenses today but i'm here and it's possible there is a same sex couples going in the doors for the first time because there is cheering and chanting behind me so time will tell and i'll report on that to you later in the day. in the meantime any same sex couples coming here will not know if they get a marriage
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license today or not but said all the five deputies on court yesterday will be on duty this morning and will get the marriage license service going once again. >> my understanding is that kim davis in court yesterday tried to refuse to authorize her deputies to issue licenses. it does seem she wasn't able to stop them at this point. >> yeah, well, she is adamant on her christian beliefs, stephanie and she will not have anything to do with the issue ens of marriage license should they possibly get in the hands of a same sex couple and she is in jail for that and waking up this morning after her first night in jail and the thing is she is in contempt of court and in jail and even though her name is on the marriage licenses as the county clerk they still can be issued anyway and assuming they will be. >> any indication of what is next for kim davis, how long can the judge hold her and have we heard from her about how long she is willing to stay in jail for her beliefs? >> we have not heard from her
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but we have heard from her husband, joe, who is here and we asked him and he said she is prepared to stay in jail for as long as it takes. she is completely committed to this fight. so we said is she still being paid her $80,000 salary a year and paused and said good point, i don't know. if she isn't being paid that money then does that put you in a bit of a spot and he said we will be okay. and i assume that was a reference to a go fund me account that is being set up in kim davis' name. now both joe davis and kim davis in court yesterday said they have not set the account up but if others have done i on their behalf they are very happy about that. >> outside the clerk's office in more head, kentucky, saudi arabia king solomon is heading to the white house to meet with president obama in a few hours and he shored up congressional support to ensure the iran nuclear deal stays intact and it's one of many that patty
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reports has changed the u.s.-saudi relationship. >> when king solomon took over saudi arabia u.s. president barack obama showed him the courtesy of paying respects in person by changing his travel schedule but when the president invited the king to attend the gcc summit it was announced at the last-minute he could not come, widely perceived in the u.s. as a snub. now they will try to move past it with a white house visit. the saudis are widely seen as coming with a military wish list in large part because of concern over the iran nuclear deal. >> certainly they are looking for a variety of new forms of military support and they probably like the united states to export a bunch of new weapons to them and we have difficulty saying yes to that because of the commitment to israel and its qualitative military edge which is a long-standing policy for exports to that region. >> reporter: he talks about this one and other military hardware and additional training and negotiations for these are still ongoing.
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a senior administration official says not to expect any major announcements. for its part the u.s. says it wants saudi to stop supporting what they call the more extremist of the opposition groups in syria and they will again urge restraint in yemen as the civilian casualty count grows and the humanitarian situation worsens. the president made that request before without resolve. it didn't stop the u.s. from recently providing an additional $500 million worth of bombs and bullets to replenish saudi arabia's arsenal last month and the relationship between u.s. and saudi arabia is changing because of falling oil prices. >> from being essentially a price taker in the global oil market the u.s. is increasingly the price maker because the global swing producer now is actually u.s. shale production. and therefore the u.s. strategically speaking is far less dependent on the saudi
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arabia or the region or opeg as a whole than it used to be. >> reporter: the two leaders have to figure out what a less dependent relationship for both sides will look like in the changing dynamic in a changing region. patty in al jazeera, washington. several issues central to the u.s.-saudi relationships have revolved in recent months and george bush called them axis of evil and says u.s. alliances in the region are shifting and yemen the u.s. has been supported the saudi-led offensive against houthi rebels and president obama is pushing as humanitarian worsens and wants assad out of syria but the priority is fighting regime and washington is focused on combatting i.s.i.l. first and wants ryahd to stop supporting groups that are extreme as patty reported in her peace and ambassador to saudi arabia james smith is the president of cnn
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international and political consulting firm joining us from washington this morning. ambassador good morning and thank you for being with us. >> good morning stephanie. >> the iran deal seems like a foregone conclusion at this point. what impact on the relationship with saudi arabia are we already seeing? >> i think it's a very positive, stephanie. the saudis have been made a public statement in pickup -- support of the nuclear deal. they wanted to make sure that the deal was enforceable and wanted to say the united states would enforce it and i think they have that. the real issue is what happens next. and that's what the conversation i think today is going to be about is the united states going to step forward to support focusing on iran's strategy of destabilizing the region. that is the key issue for the saudis in the gulf states. >> critics of the iran deal talk
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about this iran potential destabilization of the region as a result of the sanctions being lifted but i want to read to you something that "new york times" called thomas freedman who has a lot of experience in the region wrote this week quote nothing has been more corrosive to the stability and modernization of the arab world and muslim world at large than the billions of dollars the saudis invested into wiping out the pluralism of islam. why don't we hear more about the potential destabilizing effect that saudi arabia has on the region? >> well, i think tom friedman has got it about right. i.s.i.s. is the child of failed foreign policy on the part of both iran and saudi arabia. iran wanted instability and in da'esh they have it in spades. saudi arabia to counter iran
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export exported something and in their mind they were exporting stability because that tradition in saudi arabia calls for political stability. the unintended consequence of that investment is that they export it intolerance and da'esh. >> some call terrorism and let's move to this question, the pentagon is reportedly finalizing a billion arms agreement with saudi arabia, are we seeing a new arms race in the middle east because of this and how much of a boom is this going to be for american defense contractors? >> a longstanding relationship between the united states and saudi arabia on arms. i don't think that this meeting is going to make a difference one way or another. the key issue, stephanie, and in your peace you talked about qualitative military edge for israel, yes, we will sustain
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that but what the saudis and the morattis want our commitment to a qualitative military edge for the gulf states over iran. that really is the crux of the conversation today. >> former u.s. ambassador to saudi arabia, james smith, thank you so much for your insights this morning. the head of the u.n.'s refugee agency says the continent is facing a moment of truth as hundreds of refugees in hungry face off the police. you are looking live right now at where the refugees are crowding a train station, they have refused to get off a train brought there from the capitol and this morning the eu's foreign minister are in luxenburg for talks where the crisis is high on the agenda and we will go live to the train station just outside budapest and mohamed describe what you are seeing around you and has there been any relief for the refugees there? >> well, stephanie thankfully in
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the last hour there has been some water and some food distributed to the folks that are on board this train. there are still hundreds of people. this is the scene behind us and seeing several refugees that are outside of the train but also there are riot police that are keeping the journalists from getting too close to the train. the people on board the train, many of the ones i have speak enwith from syria and iraq are afraid from the train and afraid they will be taken to refugee camps in hungry and don't want that to happen. i spoke with a syrian mother who is on that train and sent me pictures from inside and said the situation had been desperate for the kids on board. she was saying they needed food and water and sent me pictures of the children showing them to be really tired, babies clinging to their parents, boys and girls who you can tell from the eyes in the scenes their life has been far too hard at this point and that they are really tired
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of this journey and doesn't seem to come to a end any time soon. we heard from the prime minister insisting they don't want to take in refugees but not letting them go to other countries and all the refugees we are speaking with her are saying if the prime minister orban doesn't want us here why doesn't he let us go to austria or germany and want to get out of hungry and make it down the road so they can get to a better place and start a new life. >> would you explain why refugees don't want to go to these camps? we hear of refugees escaping a camp in nearby syria and tell us more about the situation and about the situation in serbia. >> it's a very good question because what we have heard from a lot of rights groups here is that conditions at refugee camps inside hungry are not ideal. in fact, many rights groups say they are deplorable. human rights watch in particular
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has issued statements to that regard. so the refugees are aware of the reputation that the camps here have and they don't want to get stuck in those camps, that is why they are desperate to keep on their journey. as far as what you asked, the other question, there was an escape that happened just in the last hour-and-a-half in a town very close to hungry's border with syria, just a few hundred meters away, 300 people left and escaped the processing center, registration center and then they were surrounded heading to a motor way surrounded by riot police and they caught them but since then we have heard there are at least 2300 other refugees this the processing center and made demands of hungry government and don't know what they are but refugees are saying if they are not met they will escape to get to the motor way and get to another country on foot, just a miserable, desperate and very dire situation here and everyone we have spoken with here today says they are imploring the international community and aid
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groups and european union to please help them and say the conditions for them are miserable and hundreds of people still on the train and crammed in there and need to get help urgently. >> mohamed thank you for that update from hungry. a three-year-old boy who has come to symbolize the depth of the migrant crisis was laid to rest today. the picture of his lifeless body on the beach has now been seen around the world and today his brother and mother were buried this their hometown in syria. his father brought the bodies to kobane to be buried. bernard smith has more. >> reporter: southern turkey and journey's end for two syrian brothers and their mother who drowned trying to make it to greece. and the father and husband survived. the body of three-year-old washed up on a turkish beach on wednesday morning. his five-year-old brother and
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mother also drown along with 15 others on two boats. >> translator: we went into the sea for four minutes and then the captain saw the waves were so high that he steered the boat and we were hit immediately and he panicked and dove in the sea and fled and i took over and started steering and the waves were so high and the boat flipped and i took my wife and kids in my arms and realized they were all dead. >> reporter: transit through turkey know the risks, here men, women and children from syria, pakistan and afghanistan and elsewhere wait for a chance to sail to europe. turkey gives only syrians the right to work if they want it, but many feel europe offers better opportunities. mohamed paid $1200 to be smugglered from here to a greek island. >> translator: there is no work. we don't have enough money. we are planning to go to germany
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from greece. there is work and life there. i couldn't find any work here. house rental in turkey they are asking for $350-$700. >> reporter: greece's islands are in easy reach in places just a dozen kilometers from turkey that is in the distance. refugees risk crossing here because the land borders with greece and bulgaria are heavily fortified. island on the 15 others who died would likely be alive had they been able to cross to the european union over land. the bodies of the brothers and their mother are being taken back to kobane in syria for burial. they are just the latest victims of the country's civil war, bernard smith, al jazeera, southwestern turkey. three correction officers facing charges this morning accused of the death of an inmate described as violent and cowardly. a powerful image on high, the
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mural of pope francis garnering attention ahead of the visit to the u.s. and we will introduce you to the artist behind it.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, it's 8:20 eastern and looking at headlines from around the nations five football players are in police custody this morning charges with crimes from assault to home invasion and they say the players have been suspended indefinitely and a former student connected to an attack remains at large. the airman injured when he and two friends tackled the heavily bound gunman on a train is in california, spencer stone arrived thursday night at travis airforce base and will honor the men with a parade on september 11. recall on singles cheese and
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recalling 335,000, ten times from july, a thin thick may stick to the slice after the wrapper is taken off creating a choking hazard. thousands will attend services for a deputy killed at a gas station and ambushed from behind and we report from the memorial site for the fallen officer. >> reporter: a very sad and inspiring sight here where deputy goforth was murdered execution style, 15 bullets behind him at this gas station. this is the spot where he was killed. i mean you can see just the outpouring of love, balloons, flowers, special notes, thank you for keeping our community safe, we will miss you. and believe it or not and in just this little spot $153,000 raised in the past week and you can come look at here, all the volunteers of people here to raise donations for the family
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of the deputy who was murdered, deputy goforth and today at 11 a.m. central he will be laid to rest here and thousands of people expected, hundreds of police officers from around the country have made their way in and as you can see the love and the outpouring here at the site where he was murdered a week ago just tremendous and heartbreaking. robert ray, al jazeera. well, three correctional officers in california are in jail this morning facing multiple charges in the death of an inmate. john henry smith is here with more on in the sheriff didn't mix words when talking about this case. >> the sheriff was pretty harsh, that is sheriff lori smith in her assessment calling what those officers allegedly did violent and cowardly. the accused men today are in protective custody at a different jail from the one where they work. >> i want to express my profound sorrow over the loss of mr
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mr. tyree. >> reporter: on august 27th, 31-year-old michael tyree was found dead at the santa clara county jail in san jose and deputies found tyree naked and covered in excrement and unresponsive and ferris and rodriguez and jerry face charges of murder, conspiracy and assault in tyree's death and shows the inmate died of internal bleeding from blunt-force trauma. >> the disappointment and disgust that i feel cannot be over stated. >> reporter: other inmates reportedly saw the three deputies enter his cell and they were there conducting a routine contraband search and to make sure he took medication and they heard cries for help and then silence and the next morning one of the deputies found tyree unresponsive on the floor and then did investigators say they admit they used force to
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restraint him. >> no relative, no friend, no anybody wants to hear that their loved one dies as a result of a murder. so it's doubly traumatic for film. >> the family says he was only in jail on a probation violation stemming from a minor drug-related arrest with a history of mental illness and was only scheduled to stay at the jail until bed space opened up at a substance abuse treatment facility. >> we will work as long as it takes and as hard as we must to examine our operations. and to make the necessary changes to prevent this type of horrific incident from repeeing itself. >> friends and family of the deputy say the charges don't match the men they know but the san jose news says two excessive complaints were filed against lilbrin and reports that an inmate currently being treated at a hospital is accusing
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rodriguez of using excessive force. >> after a minor drug charge, john henry smith thank you. police in california are searching for the gunman this morning behind a deadly shooting at a college campus, three men were shot last night in a sacramento city parking lot and one dead at the scene and another seriously hurt and the victim's identities not made public. nine shooting deaths in chicago thursday, among them a 11-year-old boy hit with accidental gunfire. that makes yesterday the city's deadliest single day in more than a decade and police say the shootings were not connected. according to the chicago tribune homicides have risen 20% and more than 1900 people shot and 324 have died. nsa whistleblower edward snowden speaking out and what he has to say about al jazeera about hillary clinton's e-mail scandals. daniel lac in eastern canada and dressed to get wet because this is the world free style
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kayaking champ championships and going through the white water and later on so am i. ♪
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welcome back to al jazeera america, it's 8:28 eastern taking a look at the top stories and you are looking live at hungry's main train station where the standoff between refugees and police continue and hundreds of migrants refusing to leave the station outside of budapest and hoping not to be sent to detention centers as they meet for emergency talks and the president says they will not welcome any more foreign refugees. saudi arabia's king solomon is meeting this morning with president obama at the white house, the two leaders set to
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discuss, iran i.s.i.l. and other topics, a gay couple in kentucky received a marriage license from the rowan county clerk's office and the office is open and issuing the licenses this morning for the first time since june when this woman, clerk davis stopped giving out licenses to avoid giving them to gay couples and they have new rules meant to fight discrimination in medical care and for the first time it will protect transgender americans and lisa stark has more. >> good morning the proposal would apply to hospitals, doctors healthcare facility that get federal funds such as medicare or medicaid and apply to insurance companies that offer plans under the affordable care act and may cover many employer-based policies as well. now, there are already fed federal rules in place based on
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race, color, national origin, sex, age or disabilities and extends protections to those who are gay, less yanukovich, bisexual or transgender and the new rule does not require insurance plans to pay for any specific treatment such as sex change surgery for example but any services that are offered must be done on a nondiscriminatory basis and it also requires that individuals be allowed to use facilities, bathrooms for example that match up with their gender identity. the rule also mandates that women be treated equally to men when it comes to healthcare. now, this rule is now open, a proposed rule is now open for public comment, one of the things the admin stags -- administration wants to know is if there are example shuns for religion. harvard university has flexibility for transgender students and the school art and
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science college will give student to say if they prefer gender pronouns he and she or alternatives and the university registrar says the same program may be rolled out across harvard's other schools next year. dealing with anthrax to stop work immediately and in may that revealed the army's proving ground in utah was shipping what was supposed to be dead anthrax to labs over the country and other problems at other labs and the army says the work will resume when the labs are deemed safe. vice president joe biden is speaking if he will run for president, at an atlanta synagogue last night he was asked about his decision-making process. >> the factor is can i do it. can my family undertake what is an arduous commitment that would be proud to under take under ordinary circumstances but the
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honest to god answer is i just don't know. >> reporter: biden says his decision will hinge on whether he has the emotional energy to run. he unsuccessfully ran for president in 1988 and 2008. the current democratic frontrunner in the price hillary clinton is one of the topics nsa whistleblower edward snowden discussed with al jazeera on the new show upfront and asked snowden about the e-mail controversy thats that plagued clinton's campaign. >> how about hillary clinton, former u.s. secretary of state, she accused you last year of helping terrorists with your nsa leaks and now she is being accused of miss handling classified data on her own private e-mail server and being investigated by the f.b.i., justice department, how would you describe hillary clinton. >> the director a top level agency knows how classified information should be handled.
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if an ordinary worker at the state department or central intelligence agency or anything like that were sending details about the security of embassys over unclass fayed e-mail systems they would not only lose their job and clearance they would very likely face prosecution for it. >> we are joined from washington and good morning and great to have you on the program and heard what snowden had to say about hillary clinton and does he have thoughts on another presidential candidate, donald trump, did you ask him about that? >> good morning, thanks for having me on and talked about clinton and trump because he said if he is president he will deal with snowden harshly and talked about execution and i asked him if he was worried about a trump presidency and he said it's very hard to take donald trump on anything seriously and see if he has a response to that today. he is blunt, edward snowden.
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>> and the u.s. snowden has been in russia and what did he have to say about president putin? >> well, a lot of critics of edward snowden in the united states pointed out he has taken refuge in russia which is not known for its human rights record and some accused him of being a double agent without evidence and he points out he is a critic of hoo human rights abs and he said that was his brand and whether that will be enough to shut up critics in the u.s. remains to be seen. >> does edward snowden worry about being forced to return to the u.s. to face charges, does he have a desire to come back to the u.s. and face the music here? >> i don't think he is worried about being forced to return. he thinks he is very safe in russia outside of the cia's reach, jurisdiction, but he clearly does want to come back to america. he misses his family, et cetera but says he will only return if
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he is given the guaranty of a fair trial in which he can mount a public interest defense under espionage act which he is being charged under he wouldn't get that kind of trial and said he will not come back for a show or mock trial but willing to come back for a fair trial and nothing from the obama administration and doesn't think it will happen any time soon but he has a perfect life in moscow and goes out shopping and cinema and talks to me in america thanks to wonders of technology. >> most of up front of al jazeera english and good to you and you can watch more on our website, al jazeera.com/upfront. the justice department has new requirements on federal law enforcement when it comes to cell phone surveillance and federal investigators required to get a warrant before using one piece of cell phone tracking technology and the device is known as sting rays and sweep up basic cell phone data tricking phones into thinking they are
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cell towers and the new regulations also require officials to destroy data everyday in an effort to protect privacy. homeland security is promising to boost train security over this labor day weekend. the move comes just weeks after several americans stopped an attack on a high-speed train in europe. secretary jeh johnson says increased security has sweeps and random bag checks and more patrols. vice is calling on turkey to release a translator taken into custody for working with two vice journalist and jack and phillip were released yesterday and they and their translator were arrested last week accused of aiding an armed organization, the case is a reminder how easy it is to retain journalists including the u.s. and jamie mcintyre reports. >> reporter: last week an egyptian court sentenced three al jazeera journalists to three years in prison. the idea that journalists who are just doing their job can be
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convicted of aiding terrorists is what makes the pentagon's new law a war manual so alarming to u.s. news organizations. one secotion seems to support i saying journalists are generally regarded as civilians they may in some instances be deemed not so. >> without bringing charges withhold a journalist for an indefinite period of time even in communacado if they accuse them without providing proof of acting in a manner they believe fits the category of a beligerant which is not defined in the law of war manual. >> reporter: pentagon says two pages from a 1200 page manual are being mischaracterized and the language in question does not apply to legitimate journalists. >> what we are talking about is unprivileged beligerant, any civilian and not just adjou journalist who is takes action
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and grabs a gun or fires a weapon and take a side and actively in combat. >> reporter: it doesn't just refer to that it also warns that reporting on military operations can be very similar to collecting intelligence or even spying. it says journalists must act openly and with the permission of relevant authoritys and states that governments may need to sensor journalist's work so they do not reveal sensitive information. the "new york times" in the lead editorial last month argued that kind of language makes the work of journalists, quote, more dangerous, cumbersome and censorsh censorship. >> groups around the world abusing journalist this is the pentagon standard to lower the bar for the way journalists are treated and is a green light to a great many oppressive regimes and terrorists groups who are already acting aggressively and
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in an abusive manner against the threats. >> reporter: they say it's misplaced and has a good record of respecting independent media on-and-off the battlefield but the committee to protect journalists sights two cases in particular as undercutting that a assertion and he was captured for two years and an al jazeera cameraman detained in 2001 by pakistani forces along the afghan-pakistani border covering the u.s. led offensive against the taliban and held for six years in guantanamo and they dispute the law of war manual hampers press freedom it says it hears the criticism loud and clear. >> we heard from a significant amount of journalist and journalist organizations who expressed concern and saw it in the "new york times" for example and i think it's fair to say that the folks who put this
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manual together as they are with every other aspect of this 1200 page manual are open to concerns and criticisms and ideas for improvement. >> reporter: the pentagon says it's meant as a guide to lawyers who advise commanders in the field and not a legal document it says and needs to be clarified so not putting journalists at risk, it will be, jamie mcintyre, al jazeera the pentagon. he will tour washington, philadelphia and new york city and ahead of his arrival an artist painted a mural of the pope in a busy intersection across from madison square garden where he will have mass and we spoke to the first-person report. >> reporter: we are in the process or just finished the process of painting a very large painting of pope francis.
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the painted part of the mural is about 220 feet tall. the building is about it's just under 30 stories so it's a very large building and the painting goes from the very top down to about 220 feet. this project started on last monday so that is about a week and a half ago and a lot of that process includes putting up the patterns, making the wall white so the actual pain painting of the wall took about five days, in a situation in the summer, especially we are trying to spend at least 11 hours a day and push it to 12 or 13 if possible. there is an intricacy to the painting with the distance and when you get up close there is a looseness of the paint and if
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you get the paint too sharp and not blended well it really shows from the street so when you step back it really comes together and we try to capture all the nuisances and we are always on a timeline as far as getting these walls done so sometimes i'd like to spend another two days on the pope's face just really refining it but we just all have a time limit. experience of completing a mural is, you know, exciting and also nerve racking because sometimes it's such a recognizable person like pope francis that it's a real strain on your nerves to be up there and you know you are in front of a lot of people here in manhattan and so sometimes you know you get a little anxious but then in the end when it's all done and every job has its challenges but in the end we have to make it look right. it was such a great honor to be a part of it because it's not
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everyday you get to paint a gigantic picture of the pope. >> reporter: and the pope stepped out to buy a pair of glasses for himself in rome and attracting quite a crowd, the new pair was supposed to be deliver to the vatican but the pope visited the store himself on thursday to pick it up. minutes ago the monthly u.s. jobs report was released for august, the last major piece of economic data before the fed decides to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006 and economics correspondent patricia is here with us this morning so how are the numbers? >> well stephanie when the feds look at the numbers it muddies the water because we've got one very disappointing headline figure but one encouraging headline figure and let's break it down and added 173,000 jobs last month, that is below the psychological level of 200,000 basically the fed wants to see jobs being created to 200,000 more and that is a disappointing number but then we look at the
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unemployment rate which edged to 5.1%, now that is the level that the feds see as consistent with full employment so that is an encouraging number. but let's take a look at a couple other discouraging things in this report. manufacturing shed 17,000 jobs last month, that is discouraging and need more strong middle class jobs and hourly wages was from 8 cents to $25.09 an hour, that is 2.2% year over year and stephanie this is another thing that muddies the water, here we have unemployment rate of 5.1% and yet we don't see the wage pressures building up yet in average hourly wages so this is confusing the fed and people wonder when they will pull the trigger and raise interest rates so while the unemployment rate would seem to justify it this very low jobs creation number and weak manufacturing number
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and basically stagnant wages if you will do not bowed well. >> the august jobs report one factor they will look at but like you said the waters are muddy, patricia, thank you. the first marriage license granted in kentucky to a same sex couple, we will go back live there. a journey to japan, al jazeera's roxanne is here to talk about what she discovered on a trip to cover the anniversary of the hiroshima bombing.
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>> at one time
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♪ at one time an update to our top story a gay couple has now received a marriage license in roan, kentucky where kim davis has been refusing to hand them out and we are live outside of the courthouse in more head, kentucky and i understand you met with the couple and what was
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their reaction when they got the license? >> well, stephanie, they were absolutely delighted and the sequence played out, the doors opened, they were the first to go in, james yates and partner william smith and by the time i caught up with them they were deep in the process of getting that marriage license surrounded of course by the world's media and then they were handed the license and there was a cheer and fist bump and when they came outside the office there was cheering from both sides, those in favor were saying jesus loves me, those against were calling into question their sexual orientation, sometimes in quite vulgar terms. nonetheless we caught up with james yates and william smith and here is james yates and you will guess from this he is a very happy man right now. >> how many times have you been here before to get a license? >> in is the sixth. >> how are you feeling this morning? >> happy. right now i just want to go hug
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my mom and dad. >> reporter: what does this mean for same sex rights in the country? >> it means for this area civil rights a civil rights and they are not subject to belief. >> reporter: and that is our producer deborah fountain talking to james yates and william smith and i will tell you this another question we said is what do you want to do now and he said i want to go off and hug my mom and that is exactly what he did stephanie. >> the clerk remains in jail and we are outside the courthouse in kentucky, thank you. we want to turn to a personal story to a member of our al jazeera family, traveled to japan last month to cover the 70th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on the country and she is here to tell us more about her trip. good morning. >> good morning stephanie and we have been friends for a long time and i lived in iran for several years but this is the first time i was back in my mother's home land of japan in
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20 years. ♪ these are the crowds. the customs. and the high-speed trains i remember from my previous trips to japan. my mom sent me here three times to get in touch with my japanese heritage and i often neglected it growing up in north dakota because i wanted to fit in. the last time i was here i was a teenager teaching english to junior high school students. on this fourth trip for work i saw things i didn't see before. ♪ more young people asserting their individuality. in a culture that emphasizes the team. on this trip i learned more about the nuisances of being an hosoo in japan and never realized being half black in japan could be harder than being half japanese and half iranian and wondered if one reason i all
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felt welcome here is because i'm considered light skinned and torn between my mother's land and mine after speaking with the military presence in japan and those against it. ♪ we are supposed to write messages of peace and hope on parchments like this. what i feel strongly on this trip is that despite our differences we are all as other people told me here part of one humani humanity. >> this is supposed to offer comfort to the souls of the people killed by the atomic bomb. hopefully these messages will resonate somewhere in the world. ♪ and our team was able to travel from hiroshima to okinowa to tokyo and looked at america's continuing influence in japan. >> i want to ask about that but keep thinking of the adorable soccer pictures of you, some american impacts are the coverage you did of the american
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bases in japan, what other impacts do you see the u.s. has in japan? >> hiroshima and because the bombs were dropped there and the memories are strong in their mind and want them to stay alive for the world so there is not another attack and there is a strong cultural impact with young japanese listen to american music and like american style and food, i had seen that before but last time i was there was 20 years ago. >> even more so now. >> i feel that way. >> what was sort of the personal highlight of the trip for you? >> didn't have to do with work at all. >> i thought you were going to say the food. >> that was a highlight. >> knowing you. >> there was a lot of good food and i was fed very well by my relatives but it was my personal highlight to see my relatives for the first time in 20 years and a lot of them were not born the last time i was there. >> those who followed your story and a lot of people have because
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of what happened to you being in prison in iran they know that you have roots in iran and know that you have roots in japan and of course you were born here in the united states. how do you reconcile those different cultures in your life? >> well, you know, as i mentioned a little bit in the report that sometimes i ignored the jab needs and iranian sides of my background because i was focused more on fitting in north dakota and everybody was very kind to me as a child but i wanted to be, you know, blonder and blue eyes and wanted to fit in but as i grew older i began to appreciate the other backgrounds some more and i think there are a lot of commonalitys among the different cultures and i appreciate the differences as well. >> roxanne, great to have you on the program. >> thank you. >> join us tonight at 9:30 eastern for a full report
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journey to japan. a drone caused a scare at the u.s. open in new york city last night, the small devise buzzed over the court as italy planned against roman yeah and crashed in an empty section of seats and stopped the march and a teacher is charged with reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a restricted area. this is a mix of white water rafting and skis and thrill adventure and 20 countries are preparticipating in the championship and daniel lak joined them for some flips and spins. >> free style kayakers give names to the waves they ride and the curling monster throwing the kayak around here is called the carburetor and these are the world championships and the judges high and dry on the river bank now what precise maneuvers they want to see on the water. >> swift turns and mcnasties and
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monkeys. >> reporter: occasionally it doesn't go well at all. >> ideally you would like to be in control and the tricks are demanding and need to be at the right speed and place and execute it properly to zero in and get the points. >> reporter: canada considers these his home rapids and is a tournament favorite and grew up just down the road and his father helped organize the competition and what does it mean to be a champion kayaker and surprising says joel it's simple and everyone can do it. >> you don't have to be an hulk to do the stuff, upper body strength may come with doing it but it's not a requirement. all you need to do is have a love for having fun and being outside and a couple key techniques and you can learn how to do this. >> reporter: although this is a fantastic spectator sport there really is one way to experience the white water and that is to do it yourself but in my case
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i've enlisted some expert help and say hello for wave monkey, are we going to tip? >> i cannot comment on that. >> okay well let's try. sadly it's not for everyone. we did manage to run the top of the rapids and then free style kayaking is truly international. most continents have wild rivers, 29 countries are represented here. but expensive equipment and travel and visa challenges almost kept the only african team at home. until they appealed for help on a crowd funding website. >> got a visa and got everything now but he can't go because we don't have enough money to fund everyone on the team and he was excited in seven hours all people all over the world came up and collected enough money for me and the team. >> reporter: it wasn't easy for spectators either to get to a
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remote river back to watch the fun and a thousand did over the week and all bodes well for a bid by the sports governing body to make the wild and wet antics and spectacular spills part of the olympic games one day, daniel lac, al jazeera, in ottawa river in canada. >> stephanie sc in new york, thanks for watching. >> 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. and the country's evolving identity.
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