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and on screen tanner is proof that no matter how foreign stories of love and lost are universal, charlie with al jazeera, venice. more real news from al jazeera online at al >> president obama pushes forward after winning a major victory on the iran nuclear deal, but opponents say they will try again to block the agreement. >> a shooter strikes again on one of arizona's busiest highways, police continuing to ask for the public's help to find the person targeting cars. >> i'd be lying if i said that i knew i was there. >> vice president joe biden gets emotional explaining why he may not be ready to run for
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president. >> this is aljazeera america, good morning. live from new york city, i'm randall pinkston. >> a big win for the white house over the iran nuclear deal but the fight is not over today. senate democrats blocked a republican resolution rejecting the iran nuclear deal, but senate republicans say they will bring the bill to another vote as early as next week. some in the house vowed they will do everything they can to stop the bill, even threatening a lawsuit. libby casey is live for us on capitol hill. how secure is the white house win? >> good morning, randall. it really is quite secure at this point, despite republicans trying to figure out a way they can win or gain some ground at this moment. as you mentioned, senate republicans hope to bring this up for a vote again next week
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but it's highly unlikely that any democrats now on the record would change their vote. for a senator to switch parties at this point seems really not likely. we heard some relief and gratitude from secretary of state john kerry, of course the chief u.s. negotiator. here's what he had to see yesterday. i'm grateful to the members of the senate who carefully reviewed the agreement and deliberated on its provisioning. this decision was extremely difficult, but i am convinced the benefits of the agreement far outweigh any potential draw back. we did hear strong discussion on the senate floor this past week, randall. they are still praising secretary kerry and the white house for their work. >> the vote was in the senate, what about the house? >> they are not done with work yet. the house plans to vote today,
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one of them fairly controversial, a resolution to approve of the iran deal. republicans are doing that because they hope it puts democrats in a defensive posture. it will fail because the majority of the house, some republicans and democrats do not approve of this deal. today is the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and republicans may try to use this vote at campaign fodder over the coming year. another vote that the republicans have planned today pushing back at the white house and saying the president cannot reduce any sanctions against the iranian government over the coming months. now, that won't get through the senate, so don't expect it to go anywhere. these are really symbolic votes, randall. >> if all goes according to president obama's plan, when would the deal take effect? >> congress only has until thursday of next week to formally disapprove, that can be very unlikely. everything goes forward. october 19 is really implementation today, 90 days
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since the u.n. security council signed off on the agreement. the bulk of the work at first goes to iran. they need to reduce the iranian stockpile. when that will start is a question mark, perhaps six months or so out. it just dependency how quickly this process gets moving, randall. >> thank you, libby casey on capitol hill. >> an 11th shooting on an arizona highway, police this morning are urging drivers to remain vigilant. this time, a delivery truck was hit. police say one or more shooters appear to be firing bullets and beebees at random vehicles on interstate 10 in phoenix area. they do not have major leads and that is putting residents on edge. >> i don't use 10 anymore. >> it makes me more cautious to be in that stretch. >> so far, the only injury has been a young girl hilt by flying glass, no one seriously hurt,
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authorities offering a $20,000 reward for information. >> vice president joe biden is expressing doubts over his ability to run for the white house. on the late show last night, biden got emotional when talking about making the decision. >> i don't think any man or woman should run for president unless number one, they know exactly why they would want to be president, and two, they can look at the folks out there and say i promise you you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy and my position to do this, and -- and i'd be lying if i said that i knew i was there. >> vice president said he does not think he has the stamina for a third presidential run. he mentioned his passion for his family and how he has been working to he'll since the death of his son, beau biden. >> you know, my dad had an expression.
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he used to say you know your success is apparent when you turn and look at your child and realize they turned out better than you. i was a hell of a success. my son was better than me. >> beau biden was 46 when he passed away in may from brain cancer. he had been urging his father to make another presidential run. >> there are only five days until the next republican debate, and carly fiorina will be part of it. cnn is hosting and said the former who yo hewlett packard c. will make the stage. >> illinois senator darrin hood will keep a senate sheet after shock stepped down in march after reports of questionable spending, including a lavish
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remodeling on his office. >> japan's 14 is searching for the missing now that floodwaters are receding in tokyo. at least three died after levees broke, 22 people are missing. entire villages were washed away. we are in the hard-hit town just northwest have tokyo. >> it was a day really when the weather cleared, which was the first piece of good news and the water receded quickly. there is still a lot of water lying around the city, but it has fallen quite quickly. that enabled people who had spent the night in evacuation centers and perhaps in friend's and family's homes further afield to come back here to check on their homes, possessions and things like that, but still a lot of work to be done here. the city is largely in darkness, certainly this area where the river burst its banks and really took everything with it. there were several days of heavy rain, so there was a little warning, but the fact that the
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river burst its banks, those banks are some four meters high. there was reportedly some construction work that was planned very soon, actually, to fortify those banks in the event of such a disaster, obviously too late to prevent this one. it did burst its banks 70 odd years ago, so has seen this sort of disaster before, but this level of rainfall, the officials are saying was certainly something that they hasn't seen before in such a short space of time. still some concern to the north where rain fell throughout friday, unlike here where the weather cleared, still raining in that part of the country, was forecast to clear early this evening, but there is still a severe weather warning in place for that area, two rivers there burst their banks, sending water through areas, including the suburbs. >> we are in the middle of an el niño and researchers now say it maybe one of the strongest on
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record. the phenomenon is caused by warmer than average sea temperatures. that changes the global weather pattern. parts of the pacific ocean are already two degrees warmer than normal. this can affect weather patterns until early spring. let's get more about that from meteorologist nicole mitchell. here's the question, will it help bring some rain to the drought stricken west? >> it definitely brings those chances way up. here's a look at the west coast. we focus a lot on california but really it's the entire west coast dealing with that brought, oregon, idaho also getting critical in terms of water reserves. here's the forecast for the rest of the fall. it brings us wetter than normal in southern california. really, it's the winter months and we're technically still in summer that is the rainy season for a lot of the west coast. we'll see what happens then. the concern is maybe if that moisture pattern stays to the south, it won't bring it to the
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entire region. the other concern is so many areas of dry and the heat today not helping with that, a lot of the valley areas in the hundreds once again, that the ground is so heat-based, it doesn't absorb that water as well. if you get the extra moisture, then you can get into a flooding situation. speaking of the temperatures, they finally did cool some from the 90's in the east coast. a second front moving from the midwest into the 60's and in terms of rain, one band has gone through, another in the midwest today will eventually also hit the northeast over the course of the weekend. that's something we'll have to watch. overall, friday, very dry for a lot of the country and a lot of the country will stay that way for the weekend. as i said, it's kind of the mid atlantic northeast, but this next band coming in, but a pretty decent for the weekend for a lot of people shaping
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up. >> high winds and scorching temperatures are fueling the fire in pine grove, the fire exploded from 100-acres to nearly 15,000-acres just during the past two days. at least six homes are destroyed. >> the u.s. will now take in 10,000 displaced syrians over the next year. not everyone is onboard with that. some lawmakers say it could threaten u.s. security. >> marking 14 years since the september 11 attacks, solemn remembrances set to get underway next hour in new york and in washington.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is coming on 7:44 eastern time. taking a look at today's top stories. military officials at example pendleton are investigating a deadly accident this morning. one marine was killed, another 18 injured when the vehicle they were in rolled over. the accident took place after a routine training mission. >> the man who attacked the u.s. ambassador to south korea has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. mark lippert was slashed on the face during a speech in seoul in march, requiring 80 stitches on his face and arm. he suffered fro permanent nerve damage. >> the palestinian flag will soon fly at u.n. headquarters for the first time. palestinians won a general assembly vote yesterday. palestinian is a u.n. observer
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state to u.s. and israel along with six other countries voted against the resolution. >> a plan to increase the number of occurian refugees allowed in the united states, the white house said the u.s. is preparing to accept at least 10,000 next year. some capitol hill critics say that number is far too low. others warn that groups like isil and al-qaeda could use the opportunity to infiltrate the u.s. >> confusion at the austrian border. austrian officials closed a major highway, that highway has been used by thousands of people as they walked across hungary to seek asylum in neighboring countries. macedonia's president said like hungary, he is considering building a fence to try to prevent refugees from entering his country. we are live on the greece
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macedonian border. what is happening there next? >> throughout the day, we have been seeing a flow of refugees going into macedonia. we are about 100 meters away from the border, and what has been happening is that these refugees were put in groups of 50 people and one by one these groups were let in by the macedonian countries to get on a train or bus and continue their journey to serbia. 3,500 have been through here since 6:00 this morning and it's about three ok in the afternoon now. they expect that same number to pass through this border before midnight. >> we've been watching the heart wrenches scenes, yesterday you were covering the situation where people were walking in the rain and in the mud and police officers were beating people.
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many countries are now shutting the refugees out. what does that mean for the quotas that are being set by european union leaders? is it too late for talk? >> well, when you're here on the ground, it actually feels that it is a bit too late. i was earlier in the week on the island and lesbos was absolutely congested. actually earlier on today, the ferry company said that over the last few days alone, it sold 29,000 tickets to refugees. all of those will come through this border into macedonia and continue their journey. it's too late also, because those who are here have nothing to go back to anymore. most of the people i speak to tell you we sold our house, our belongings. it's a very expensive trip to make it up to here and further, because all along the way, smugglers take a lot of money. everything they buy from water to sleeping bag to tents is a
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markup. by the time they reach their final destination, they are tired, exhausted and also don't have any other option left. >> live on the greece macedonian border, thank you. >> switching now over to hungary, we have live pictures on the border with serbia. you can see more refugees, more migrants walking along the train tracks, walking in this area for days, going from camp to camp, looking for safety, food, water, entire families carrying their children and everything they own. the refugee situation over there. >> here in the u.s., the nation will pause about an hour from now to mark 14 years since the september 11 attacks. president obama and the first lady will hold a national moment of silence at the white house. in new york, victims families will read the names of those killed at the world trade center. there will be remembrances at the pentagon, as well where a
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huge flag was unfurled this morning and in pennsylvania, a flight 93 museum is now open. that new $26 million memorial visitor center is near the field where united flight 93 crashed after passengers forced it down. the other liner was believed to have been heading to the u.s. capitol building. >> the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al-qaeda and the u.s. quickly launched a war to force the group out of afghanistan. today, there was a remembrance there, too, for the more than 2,000 u.s. soldiers who died. >> as we conduct our mission here in afghanistan, pursuing our nation's vital interests, it is important to reflect on the reasons why we came here, recount what we have accomplished and fortify ourselves for what lies ahead. >> the united states has ended its combat role in afghanistan after 13 years, but u.s. troops will be stationed there for the
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next decade to help afghan security forces battle a resurgent taliban threat. hamid karzai was elected after the taliban was thrown but in an exclusive interview, he disputed former long held beliefs about osama bin laden and his country's hole in the 9/11 attacks. >> do you believe osama bin laden carried out the 9/11 attacks in new york and washington, d.c. and platted them from afghanistan. >> that is what i have heard from our western friends. that's what the western media says. there is no doubt that an operation was -- a terrorist operation was conducted in new york and in washington, 9/11 was a true one that caused casualties to the american people, the civilians.
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we condemn it in the strongest possible words but i can tell you for a fact that that operation was neither conducted from afghanistan, nor were the afghan people responsible. >> you can watch more of the exclusive interview with hamid karzai on our website, >> a record number of shark sightings this year, but why. we'll meet the man who wrestles them to get answers. >> new images of pluto, how the planet resembles mars.
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>> a gelledder discrimination case in silicon valley is coming to a close. powell had claimed venture capitol firm passed her up for better roles because she is a woman. the swimming season here in the northeast was marked by a record number of shark sightings. researchers wonder where are all those sharks coming from. helping to find the answer in a unique way. >> biggest one ever! >> elliot is known as the shark wrestler of nantucket, reeling in the naturally jumping in the water with giant sharks, some more than seven feet long. >> about 500, maybe. i've caught a lot. >> oh, that's so cool. oh my goodness. >> a lifelong fisherman, he is putting his hobby to good use. >> a lot of ways to do it, but
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we prefer going in like this and then pushing that through. >> he's one of thousands of american anglers who tag and release these sea creatures as part of a government program to learn more about them. >> just when you have them figured out, you see something different. >> lisa has been studying sharks since 1982. she's considered one of the top shark researchers for noaa, in charge of fisheries and the tagging program. we caught up with her at this shark fishing tournament in the ham tons, where anglers compete to see who can reel in the biggest catch. >> what is the shift in perception on sharks? >> there is a huge shift. the motto used to be the only
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good shark is a dead shark. then it started being oh my god, they're killing too many sharks. >> back on nantucket, it's now sunset, and elliot is still at it, hoping to catch another shark. >> it's the best time of day to cash sharks. >> unlike the fishermen in the hamptons, he says he releases every single catch, hoping to help provide some answers. >> obviously if you're too rough with any animal, it's not good for it. >> that is a big point of contention now. if you see some in the water and you don't drag them on the beach and do all kinds of weirdness with them and you just pull them in the water, get the hook out, measure it if you want, but do everything very fast and get it back into the water. >> you are saying despite these big killer looking mouths and shark teeth, some sharks can actually be vulnerable. >> sharks are very vulnerable. >> whether shark wrestling or fishing, the fascination is
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universal. adam may, al jazeera, nantucket. >> you can watch the full report tonight at 10:00 eastern on america tonight. >> nasa is showing off the best photos of pluto yet. new images show this dwarf man net has mountains, ice and possibly do notes, making it just as complex at mars. scientists say those dunes were a pretty big surprise. they suggest pluto could have a much thicker atmosphere. new horizon spacecraft sent back the first images of pluto in july, but only 5% of the data has come back to earth so far. it will take about a year for all the information to be received back on the ground. >> thank you for joining us. stephanie sy is back in two minutes with more aljazeera america morning news. to follow the news throughout the day, check us out on
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>> the senate has spoken and they've spoken with a kind voice and declared that the historic agreement will stand. >> senate democrats block efforts to derail the iran nuclear deal, but republicans insist the fight is not over. bruised and battered, the rough treatment for refugees as they try to make their way across hungary's border. >> i'd be lying if i said that i knew i was there.
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>> joe biden gets emotional exspreading doubts about running for the presidency. >> it's the 14th anniversary since the 9/11 attacks. >> good morning, this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. a big win for the white house over the iran nuclear deal, but the fight is not over today. senate democrats blocked a republican resolution rejecting the deal, but senate republicans say they will bring the bill to another vote as early a as next week. some in the house vow they will do everything they can to stop the bill, even threatening a lawsuit. let's go to libby casey, doing all of this live on capitol hill. good morning, who you secure is the white house win on this deal
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right now? >> it really is skate secure. yesterday's vote was decisive, 42 democrats, even though republicans want to take another vote. it's unlikely democrats would change their opinion at this point. mitch mcconnell hasn't given up. >> our friends on the other side want to employ a procedural device, which as the democratic leaders pointed out is commonly used around here, bub the question is on what kind of measure is it used? this is no ordinary measure. this is different. this is different. we'll have another opportunity to see whether we want to move past this procedural device. >> that device that mitch that mcconnell is talking about is filibustering and that's what democrats were able to do last
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night. democrats say they would love a clean vote but with a 60 member threshold and republicans obviously aren't interested in doing that. >> republicans want to make democrats say yes, i do believe in this. this is also taking place on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, so republicans can use it as campaign fodder in the
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coming months. >> thank you. >> military officials at california's camp pendleton are investigating a deadly accident this morning, one marine was killed and another 18 injured when a vehicle they were in rolled over. the spokeswoman says texas took place during a routine training mission. they are not yet releasing the name of the marine killed. >> another shooting on an arizona highway. the 11th incident in the last 12 days, police this morning urge drivers to remain vigilant. in the latest incident, a delivery truck was hit. police say one or more shooters appear to be firing bullets and beebees at random vehicles on interstate 10 in the phoenix area. they don't have major leads and that has residents on edge. >> use the side streets. i don't even use 10 anymore. >> it is scary. it makes me more cautious to be in that stretch. >> so far, the only injury has been a young girl hit by flying glass. authorities are offering a
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$20,000 reward for information. >> police stopped refugees from entering austria. a major highway has been closed. that highway had been used by thousands as they walk across europe to seek asylum in countries such as germany. macedonia's president said he is considering building a fence to try oh prevent refugees from entering his country. we have a report from the greece-macedonia border. >> from the islands, they took the ferry through the mainland, traveled through the night and reached the border in the morning. it's pouring for rain. many are not prepared for the weather. children are soaked to the bone, yet the refugees are still determined to continue their journey, but it's one full of obstacles. macedonia border police blocked their path and frustrations grew once more. the rain continued to pour. jim patient, the refugees pressed forward.
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the police pushed back until it became too much to cope with. this is not the first time for the macedonia border guards to use force. others could just not wait anymore and yet again risked their lives. some said they were running out of money, others out of time. >> the macedonia police eventually let everybody in, and in the russia me? left their personal belong is like scarves, nappies for babies, sleeping mats, shoes for children, and even their tents that they will probably need, because they still have four countries to go through. >> for a while, the border stayed calm. aid workers and volunteers, however were getting ready for another human wave.
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people will stream here in the coming hours and days. some living in the area have come to help. sofia says the flight of these men, women and children hits close to home. >> why are we doing this? because our ancestors are refugees. i'm seeing now what my grandfather and mother experienced. >> after weeks of traveling, clean clothes are more than welcome for little ali. his parents left syria 25 days ago. they entered greece through the island. she feared her baby would not make the crossing. the sea was rough. >> we are not extremists. we know it's going to be difficult here. some people don't want us, but it's still better than syria. >> it's that belief and hope that gives them the strength to continue a voyage full of sun certainties. al jazeera, on the greek-macedonia border. >> looking live now in hungary on the border with syria, you
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can see people along the train tracks, belongings strewn everywhere. people have been walking in this area for days when they get to this point, going from camps, looking for safety, entire families. you can see them looking for children and many of them their seoul possessions. the camera woman caught tripping migrants along the border is apologizing this day. she was fired after she was caught on camera. you can see her there in the blue, kicking and tripping migrants as they tried to breakthrough a police line in hungary. she said she is a mother who is now unemployed who made a bad decision in a panicked situation. she said she is truly sorry and added she does not deserve the witchhunt that followed. >> japan is searching for the missing today. at least three people died, 22 missile. entire villages have been swept
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away. >> the weather cleared, which is the first piece of good news. we also notice that the water receded quite quickly, still a lot of water lying around the city, but it has fallen quite quickly, so that certainly enabled a lot of people who spent the night in evacuation centers and perhaps in friends and see and family homes to come back here to check on homes, check on their possessions and things like that. still a lot of work to be done here. the city is largely in darkness, certainly the area where the river burst its banks and took everything with it. there were several days of heavy rain, so there was a little bit of warning. the fact that the river burst its banks, those banks are some four meters high. there was reportedly some construction work that was planned very soon, actually to fortify those banks in the event of such a disaster. obviously, too late to prevent this one. it did burst its banks some 70
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odd years ago, so it has seen this sort of disaster before, but this level of rainfall, the officials are saying was certainly something that they hadn't seen before in such a short space of time. still this concern, too, further north where rain fell throughout friday, unlike here in joseph city where they cleared, still raining in that part of the country, was forecast to clear early this evening, but there is still a severe weather warning in place for that area, two rivers there burst their banks, sending water through many areas, including to the suburbs this city. >> let's bring in meteorologist nicole for more on this. are rescue crews going to be facing more rain? >> looking at the long term forecast, there's only a slight chance. as we look at japan, the system to the north is a different tropical system that did move to the north. the area we've been monitoring is more central japan and after
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the system moved through, a little lingering, but not too many problems in the future. the problem originally was that there had been the wet season, so, and it lasted longer than formal, so day after day of rain before the tropical entity came in meant the ground was already saturated and in some cases, a foot and a half of rain just soaked the area. there was nowhere for the water to go. as we continue back to the united states, fortunately none of these problems here. we had had some wet weather, one front on the coastline, another in the central portion of the country, that cooled some temperatures even more for sections of the midwest. we'll get to that in a minute. we get into the rest of the move today, this movers more toward the ohio river valley, and portions of the country, a lot of the country staying dry. this moves through today and that lingering into southern parts of the country like florida. by the time we get toward the end of the weekend, everything
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has cleared out. for the rest of the country, this is saturday, it does start to hit the mid atlantic, pores of the east coast later into the day, and then a lot of clear skies, otherwise the rest of the weekend, that clears out even more, so oh lot of places are going to have a lovely weekend. temperatures in the meantime have cooled, some in the east coast versus the hot stuff where we do have the oppressive weather, places like california, high pressure is still in effect and we are still going to see those temperatures into the hundreds. >> thank you. >> evacuation orders are in effect this morning near sacramento where a huge wildfire continues to expand. you heard nicole talk about those high temperatures, that is not helping, high winds also fueling the fire in pine grove. the fire exploded from 100 acres to 15,000 during the past two days. six homes are destroyed. >> the nation will pause later this hour to mark 14 years since the september 11 attacks. president obama and the first lady will hold a national moment
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of silence at the white house. the attack killed nearly 3,000 people, but cleaning up affected far more, thousands became sick during the recovery effort, but the money to help them may be running out. now you are looking live at lower manhattan where we'll have that story and the remembrances from new york and washington coming up later this hour. >> up next, more mud slinging in the republican race for president. >> donald trump is a narcissist and ego maniac. personal attacks increasing and at the center of it all, this man, damaged trump. >> the amazing crop creations from one artist.
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which flight 77 crashed be into the pentagon 14 years ago. welcome to al jazeera america. taking a look at other headlines, the man who attacked the u.n. ambassador to south korea is sentenced to 12 years in prison. the ambassador was slashed on the face. he suffered no permanent nerve damage after getting 70 stitches on his face. >> a retired detective will be arraigned today for shooting a homeless man. two were charged with killing james body while on duty last year. body was carrying a knife. a video of the incident went public, sparking protest and eventual pro form little in the santa fe police force.
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>> the f.d.a. has new rules meant to prevent the 3,000 people who die every year because of food borne diseases. one in six americans get sick every year. the new rules require food makers to create in-house monitoring policies for identifying and fixing any possible problems that could affect their products. >> the justice department and new york's district attorney are committing tens of millions of dollars to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits. the goal is to end the suffering of victims. >> the money will cover testing for about 70,000 rape kits, evidence collected from victims, helping to solve cases, and give some measure of relief. >> there's nothing more consequential than giving a woman back her life, the whole of her life. >> the vice president got a tour of new york city's crime lab,
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which cleared its backlog of rape kits more than a decade ago. new york now giving $38 million in grants to help others do the same. money from the federal government will go to 20 jurisdictions to catalog and test the kits and to pay for prosecutions. >> no victim suffering should be extended one minute longer because of procedural issues, ever. ever. we are clearly having some problems with that report there. we will move on to this. attorneys for six baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray say they are disappointed by a judge's decision to keep the trial in baltimore. protestors outside the courthouse cheered the decision when it was announced. gray's death set off the worst riots baltimore has seen in
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decades. the defense argued jurors would be biased because of all the publicity. >> there are five days until the next republican debate and carly fiorina will be part of it. cnn understands the former c.e.o. will be on the main stage. she will be the only woman alongside 10 men. the gop candidates who did not make the cut will participate in a predebate discussion. front runner donald trump will take part as more rivals look to dent his popularity. the latest is louisiana governor bobby jindal who threatened disaster if trump wins the nomination. david shuster has more. >> gop presidential candidate and louisiana governor, bobby jindal. standing at the bottom of the most republican polls, on thursday at the national press club, gop presidential candidate bobby jindal tried to new tactic. >> donald trump is not a serious candidate.
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he's a narcissist, an ego manback. the only thing he believes in is himself. >> he compared trump to kim kardashian. just because a lot of people watch her, we wouldn't hut her in the white house, either. he called trump weak, insecure and dangerous. >> i want to say what everybody is thinking about donald trump but afraid to say. >> his sass operation comes as the latest polls suggest trump's national lead is growing. likely republican voters found trump with 32%, ben carson with 19 and jeb bush with nine. among republican women voters, trump has gained 13 points in a month, rising from 20% in august to 33% now. trump's rivals have tried attacking him before. >> just stop being a jackass. you don't have to run for president and be the world's biggest jackass. the next day, he gave out
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senator lindsey grahams phone number. >> he gave me his number and i found the card. i wrote the number down, i don't know if it's the right number, let's try it. >> his faith was questioned. on cnn trump countered with this. >> look at his views on abortion. now all of a sudden he gets on very low key. he makes bush look like the energizer bunny. >> following attacks from business woman carly fiorina, trump criticized her looks, quote, look at that face. would anyone vote for that? can you imagine this the face of the next president? >> i'm not going to spend a single cycle wondering what don trump means, but maybe i am getting under his skin because i am climbing in the polls. >> jindal calls trump entertaining but said his policy approach is most alarming. >> he is shallow, no substance. he has no idea about policy, he has no idea what he's talking about. he makes it up on the fly.
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>> trumps response, i only respond to people who register more than 1% in the polls. never thought he had a chance and i've been proven right. classic trump and now a feisty campaign that he continues to dominate. david shuster, al jazeera. >> on the democratic side, vice president joe biden is expressing doubts over his ability to run for the white house. on the late show last night, he got emotional when talking about making the decision. >> i don't think any man or woman should run for president unless number one, they know exactly why they would want to be president, and two, they can look at the folks out there and say i promise you you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy and my passion to do this, and -- and i'd be lying if i said that i knew i was there. >> vice president said he does not think he has the stamina for a third presidential run.
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he mentioned his passion for his family and how he has been working to heal since the death of his son, beau biden. >> you know, my dad had an expression. he used to say you know your success is apparent when you turn and look at your child and realize they turned out better than you. i was a hell of a success. my son was better than me. >> beau biden was 46 when he passed away in may from brain cancer. he had been urging his father to make another presidential run. >> voters have made the choice to replace congressman aaron schock. darrin lahood will keep the seat in republican hands. shock stepped down in march amid questions over spending, including on a lavish remodel of his office. >> new york govern and drew cuomo is supporting a $15 minimum wage for all workers in his state. fit passes, the jump would make it the highest in the country. the extra money would mean extra
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money for the people at the bottom of the pay scale. in los angeles, it is hoped to bump the minimum wage to $15 over five years. we met with one family there struggling to get by. >> which numbers are added? >> there's math homework, baseball practice and dirty dishes. >> it's bad enough that i'm gone eight hours out the day out of my home. to pick up another shift afterwards, that's a total of 15 to 16 hours. >> she works tirelessly trying to support a family of five in los angeles on $30,000 a year, working as a security guard. half her paycheck goes to paying rent on this small one bedroom apartment. >> i don't think we took anything out for dinner. >> in her kitchen, the never-ending question of what to feed her family. >> what do you think you're going to pull out of the freezer? >> hmm, didn't even quite think about it. >> she is one of an estimated
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1 million angelinos living in post. if l.a.'s poor were their own city, it would be the 10t 10th largest in marriage and third largest in california. anderson has it better than most. she earns a little more than minimum wage, but still barely gets by. >> in the city of l.a., minimum wage workers currently earn $9 an hour. the mayor wants to raise it to $13.25 by 2017. in subsequent years, it would be indexed to keep pace with inflation. >> raising the minimum wage some argue will actually increase unemployment, because small business owners that can't afford to pay a higher wage will be forced to close. >> there is support, as well as u.s. labor secretary tomas perez, recently in los angeles to push for a higher minimum
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wage. >> when you talk about raising the minimum wage being good for business, why do you think we haven't raised the minimum wage, specifically here in los angeles sooner? >> you look at polling, and actually the majority of businesses support and increase the minimum wage. >> if the minimum wage does not go up, what do you think will happen to the people you are talking about that are working 40, 50, 60 hours full time and still have to go to a food pantry? >> they continue to -- we don't have a society where people work a full time job, and live in poverty. that's not who we are. >> making a little bit more every hour. >> right. >> what kind of difference would that mean for you and your family? >> making a little bit more would mean i wouldn't have work so hard. i could still be able to be professional, take care of my responsibilities at work, and then come home and show my kids
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that i can take care of them, besides the necessities. >> jennifer london, al jazeera, los angeles. >> a warning for wall street, the justice department now set to go after white color criminals and not just the companies they work for. >> live pictures again of lower manhattan, as the nation prepares to pause in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:29 eastern, taking a look at today's top stories. republicans pledge to press ahead to derail the iran nuclear deal. republicans say they will bring a resolution of disapproval to
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another vote. some in the house threaten a lawsuit. >> arizona police urge residents to stay vigilant after an 11t 11th shooting in the last 12 days on a highway in phoenix. a delivery truck was hut with bullets or beebees thursday. police are asking for the public's help in finding the people responsible. >> european leaders are meeting in france today as thousands of refugees try to make they are way across the continent. austrian officials shut down a highway being used by refugees to cross to hungary. macedonia's president is considering building a fence along the border. >> the justice department is promising to get tougher on white collar criminals. officials say they will now target both companies and individuals involved in corporate crimes. the justice department has been heavily criticized because so few banking executives linked to the 2008 financial crise have been criminally punished.
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>> you would think if the department which justice had all sorts of stuff with which they could charge people, they might have done it until now. the aim is to inject new life into high profile investigations. the justice department often targets the companies themselves, the fines have been so big that it feels serious. as you and i know, it doesn't necessarily change behavior. it only looks at executives after settling with the companies. it takes the cash first and starts looking at them and in many cases, that means that the prosecution of individuals goes unpunished, so this focus moves to individual employees at the beginning of an investigation. companies likely have to identify employees at the beginning of an investigation and then they'll be compelled to turn in evidence against them. they are not going to get credit now for cooperating with the government unless they turn and that might be able to save them billions in fines in a final
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legal settlement, but that means singing like a bird and sending some people up. new rules fake attack immediately. not clear that it's going to have any effect on things that have already happened. >> ali velshi reporting there. a former corporate executive who was convicted of foreign bribery offensenesses served more than a year in prison went undercover to discover other crimes. he is now an anti bribery consultant, joining us to talk about these new rules, welcome. >> the attorney general said this about the new rules: >> sounds like the justice department makes it harder for companies to protect them. will it make a difference?
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>> i think it will. these crimes are committed through flesh and bones people, and for those who are thinking about corporate crime, you must think about it, someone is calculating the benefit of engaging in crime against the risk and consequences of being caught, and in today's environment are corporate aggrievance, corporate probation, even criminal fines, i don't know that that's really being considered in the deterrence part of that calculation. it's almost to abstract. >> does this mean the justice department is less interested in reaching settlements with companies at this point and more interested in prosecuting individuals? >> no, i think they're raising the bar in order to settle and to say that there will be no more ignoring of individual criminal conduct. >> why would a company throw a high level executive under the bus? would these new rules compel them to do that? >> according to the new died
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lines, part of cooperation is talking about the individual that committed these crimes. i think that's a new standard to which corporations will be held accountable if they're thinking about cooperating. >> only one banking executive, a guy named kareem gelgon of credit su. kara: sse was sentenced. the judge said it was a small piece. when you were convicted for bribery in 2011, was there an evil climate that somehow made you feel you can do wrong with impunity? >> that's a great question and absolutely, i did. i never thought about getting caught. i didn't calculate the risks and consequences about getting caught, so when people say you were well educated and well compensated, why did you do it?
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i thought i could do it with impunity. >> since then, you have been working undercover to help find these crimes. do you feel you paid four penance. >> i cooperated undercover for three years, two years in trial preparation and testimony, and then served 14 months in a federal prison camp, so i certainly think i paid my debt to society. >> very interesting insights this morning, thank you. >> thank you. >> the f.b.i. says it has stopped a planned attack on a 9/11 memorial event in kansas city. police arrested ryan goldberg near his home in jacksonville, florida. he is charged with sending instructions on how to make a pressure cooker bomb. goldberg had been working with an informant. he face he is up to 20 years in prison. >> it was 14 years ago today that the september 11 attacks changed this country. two highjacked planes crashed into the twin towers in lower manhattan. not long after, another flew
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into the pentagon and a fourth crashed into a field near shanksville, pennsylvania. a memorial service is about to begin in new york city. in washington, a huge flag has been lowered over the site of the pentagon at the spot where the airliner crashed into the side of the building. in shanksville, pennsylvania, hundreds are gathering at the spot where a highjacked plane headed to washington and crashed in a field. that is a look at the memorial there. thousands of people were sickened in the aftermath of the attacks. a law meant to help them is set to expire next month perfect john henry smith joins us with more. it took a long time to pass the act. where does it stand now? >> the act didn't become law until 2011, 10 years after the attacks. it set aside billions to pay for health care for first responders, but with the money
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mostly spent, many worry what will happen to those who still need help. >> within hours of the september 11 attacks, thousands of first responders and volunteers came to ground zero to help, many staying on for months. one of those workers of nypd detective james. he spent time on the pile. despite being a healthy no one smoker, he died in 2006 of respiratory failure at the age of 34. he's thought to be one of the first of over 33,000 first responders and survivors with an illness related to the attacks. in 2011, president obama signed the
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zadroga act. it provided a victim says compensation fund which ends october, 2016. >> the pushback today is we'd like to have a five year bill. this his a permanent bill. >> this past summer, new york senator kirstin joined john stewart on the daily show urging extending both programs. >> why would you be asking men and women who acknowledged the call of duty how they're going to pay for their health care? it's outrageous. >> last week, james's fathered ad his voice to those demanding congress renew the act, meant to prevent others from suffering his son's fate. >> i want to speak to he personally and let you know what it's like to watch a person die over a five year period with no
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support, and that's what's going to happen if this bill is not passed. >> as for john stewart, he has long been one of the zadroga act's biggest advocates. he plans to urge congress to renew the act. >> thank you. joining us now, a retired nypd officer and first responder on 9/11 joining us from philadelphia this morning. david, good morning to you. like zadroga you acknowledged the call of duty, your health paid the consequences. tell us why your involved in the battle to renew the zadroga act. >> good morning, thank you for having me. basically, i'd like -- this is very important for a whole host of reasons, but the fact that they do, and the program works so well, and the doctors and the staffs of all of these places
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we're able to go have gained such a knowledge about these particular ill insists and disease's we all suffer now, and it's not cookie cutter medicine. you can't go to your regular general practitioner, not that they're not perfectly capable, but it's a different set of circumstances and a different set of diseases and they're not -- they don't act like normal ones do, that's for sure. >> for example, you know, you have health centers in new jersey that specifically take in patients that are dealing with the types of ill insists we saw after 9/11. talk about what ill insists you have and how you have benefited from the zadroga act. >> well, i've had a recurring cancer that's happened four times now. the last time was a little over a year ago, about 18 months ago now.
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i've had a few surgeries because of it, and then the normal chemo and radiation, and suffered some other ill effects as far as my breathing, sinus problems, and general throat problems and things like that. >> i understand you have health insurance, but did the zadroga act also help you address these health concerns? >> it definitely does. it takes that financial burden or that part of the worry, your worry, you know, when you're sick like a lot of people are and sick like i have been, you're fighting for your life, and having this program takes that part of the equation off the table. you can concentrated on getting well, and healthy again, knowing that all right, i'm not going to have to sell my house, my kids are still going to be able to go
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to college, if that's the situation. it's a little bit of peace of mind that you really need when you're fighting for your life. >> it is obviously the 14t 14th anniversary of 9/11. before i let you go, what is on your mind on this day? >> the -- what's on my mind is that 98% of the people got out of that building, and that are still here and they got away, and yes, we lost, you know, 2,000 that day and we've lost probably another thousand more, i don't know the fact number off top of my head, that have died from injuries and ill insists, diseases, but what goes through my head is the people that were saved and the dedication that the police officers and firefighters and paramedics and people that just helped get everybody out of those
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buildings. that's the most important thing. >> thank you for your service and thank you for your perspective this morning. >> thank you very much for having me. >> a third plane struck the pentagon on september 11. al jazeera national security correspondent jami mcintire was there that day and chairs his memories. >> goof this is the side of the pentagon hit by american flight 77 september 11, 2001, 9:37 in the morning. the plane came right in at this angle, in fact, the walk way i'm standing on is the exact flight path that the plane took as it hit the building very low right into the first floor. at the time, this was a he wilily port, you but now it's a memorial park to the victims who were killed on that day. 125 in the pentagon, 59 on the plane, plus the five highjackers. as you look at these benches,
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one for each one of the people who died here, you can see that they're oriented in the direction that the plane took. if they're pointing away from the building, that means that the person died on the plane. if they're pointed toward the building, it means they died on the pentagon. >> i stood here and watched the pentagon burn. i took pictures of the building, of the wreckage which was scattered all over the ground here, just looked like confetti. something looked like a windshield and something that looked like part of the fuselage. a lot of people died here that day but it could have been worst. the plane hit this side of the building, under renovation. port had just been renovated, part evacuated to be renovated. had it hit on the other side of the building, the side where i was sitting in my office at the time, it could have killed the
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secretary of defense, the chairman of the joint chiefs and the air force chief of staff. as it was, despite the casualties here, it could have been a lot worse. >> >> you are looking live at lower manhattan. you can see the military salutes have begun. it is 8:45 right now. vice president joe biden is also joining 9/11 families in new york city. this is a look at the white house at the moment, the color guard there is preparing, the president will come out. he will mark the moment of silence that we will also be observing here at al jazeera in just a moment. it was 846 when the first tower was hit in manhattan. united airlines flight 175 was crashed into the tours.
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there is president obama and the first lady, michelle obama walking out on to the lawn of the white house here. as and see, on the anniversary of 9/11, the names of all of the victims will begin to be read after the moments of silence are are marked. that will continue for several hours. that's how long it takes to read the names of the multiple people who died in the attacks on that day. [ bell tolls ]
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>> colorado is still recovering from a huge flood from two years ago. there was significant destruction to the infrastructure in the flood zone. developers say there may be a way to avoid future problems. let's bring back nicole mitchell. is massive flooding usually a part of colorado? >> we get massive floods, but not on this scale.
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this was considered a hundred year flood. this was tropical moisture, stalled weather front and upnope in the range. it brought rain for days on end and created that historic flooding many of us remember. here's a water vapor image from that time. le yell lows show the weather in the atmosphere funneling right into colorado from the pacific. this led to 20-inches of rain in boulder county an cause be loss of life. it destroyed about 500 miles of road, closing almost 40 roadways. many of those roads, bridging, even the infrastructure damaged in all of this had already been replaced after major flooding in 1976. this time, the department of transportation wanted to be sure the roads they were rebuilding would last well into the future.
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engineers are planning road bases farther from the water's edge this time. you can see that area highlighted in red. they are building in flood planes in some areas to dissipate water energy that would otherwise erode the base of the road when you get one of these events. here's what's really cool. they used climatology. their idea is building roads better adopted with new and hopefully improved roads that are under construction, but doing it this way, costing money up front, the hope is saving money in the long run, sustaining roads that can sustain a big flood. >> serena williams will be on the brink of making tennis history in a few hours. her semifinal match is
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rescheduled today after rain postponed yesterday's game. if she wins today and the final, she will be only the fourth women to win all four major tennis majors in a year. stephee graph did it last in 1988. >> the nfl kicked off it's 2015 season featuring the new england patriots. no longer suspended quarterback tom brady played, but it did not come without controversy. he made a pass, scoring the first touchdown of the year and setting the stage for a win over the steelers. his coaches say they heard the patriots radio broadcast in their headsets during the game. the league say don't blame the patriots, they say it was a technical glitch caused by the weather. >> a model with down syndrome will walk for the italian clothing line during new york fashion week. she hails from australia. her story went viral earlier this year when her pictures were posted on facebook and
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instagram. >> the minneapolis university of art is honoring vincent van gogh's work right now. an artist is using his background in farming to his creative advantage. >> kansas native stan heard appears to be tending his garden. he admits he doesn't have much of a green thumb but landscaping and horticulture are essential to his art. the best way to see his work is from the air. >> the shadow cast by the slide gives me a nice start. >> he has created large scale images he calls earth works in cob fields and open plots of land, his organic canvas. >> my best option is a field with something growing on it. you can knock that crop down to short, leave it tall or take it
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clear to the ground and then you can dig into the ground. >> it takes months of planning, tiling and pruning for the image to take shape. it takes precise measurement and a fair amount of mathematics. >> how do you make sure that when you're dealing with artwork on this scale that the proportions are correct? >> that's kind of the key on the big scale. basically what i have here is a grid, so the basic outline is found that way. later when i take an aerial photograph, oftentimes, i go well, that's not quite right and i move things a bit. when i get them to the point that i really feel comfortable with it, i try to etch it boo the ground with a shovel or roto tiller. >> his creation have cropped up across the globe. this latest project is in minnesota, five miles from the minnesota airport. travelers will be able to see the work when they land. >> about five to 12 seconds,
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people will be able to check it, get the camera and as they're going by, shoot it. >> celebrating its centennial, the minneapolis museum of art turned to him for the piece. >> he's an artist from an agricultural background. he got what we were trying to do and he was excited about the probable and had the skill set to help make it a reality. >> it was a recreation of one of the museum's crown jewels, a fitting tribute. >> here's one van gogh brush stroke. >> his olive tree paintings are about the cycle of life and how man's interaction with nature connects him with the great divine. >> it's very or goonic. there's not a single straight line in any van gogh painting that i've ever seen.
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the interpretation is flowing and moving and there's a freedom to that. >> a freedom that can turn empty fields into expansive living sculpture. al jazeera, minneapolis. >> nasa is showing off the best photos of pluto yet. new photos show mountains, ice and dunes, making it just at complex at mars. those dunes could mean pluto has a thicker atmosphere than previously believed. only 5% of the data has come back to earth so far. it will take about a year for all the information to be sent back. that's it for us here in new york. thanks for watching. we leave you with live pictures of the 9/11 remembrances as the nation pauses to honor the victims 14 years after one of america's darkest hours. [ names being read ]
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