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>> this is al jazeera america. del walters has the nig night o. i'm adam may with a look at the night's top stories. >> if the police hadn't been able to get ahold of 13 guns, it wouldn't have happened. >> access to guns. record flooding, forcing thousands of residents of south
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carolina. the vote for leadership, house republicans will vote on the speaker of the house. how it can change leadership. also, comic relief from saturday night life to late night talk shows, the effectiveness of politicians telling jokes for votes. >> and we begin knit in roseburg, oregon. umpqua community college is prepared to open its doors after nine people were shot dead on the campus. the president announced students and faculty can return but class he are closed until october he
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12th. >> this is not a club we wanted to join. we did not want to be part of the sandy hook club but we're now members, the newest members and the senior members are all taking care of us and i would like to thank them. >> sabrina register is live in roseburg oregon, for us, sabrina. >> and adam we have spoken to several students today who say even though it's several days away, they are too nervous and upset to be returning to campus. i want to talk to chris meant, even though he had been shot multiple times, he rushed back into the building to stop the shooter. a community gathered to remember the victims. outside, at businesses in
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roseburg. >> god twisted his heart to break. >> a community is coming together to help each other during their darkest hours. sunday church service sermon was also sprinkled with a political message aimed at stronger gun control laws. >> someone who is hell-bent to kill others is going to look at a way to do that. i for one, as a follower of jesus, why should we make these demeantedemented schemes easier? we can do better. for god's sake we must do pert. >> as the community grieves, the father of the shooter is
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speaking out publicly about the arsenal of weapons his son had in his possession, talking about more gun control. >> every time this happens, they talk about something has to be done. but if chris hadn't been able to get ahold of 13 guns it wouldn't have happened. >> it's as shock for them as it is for everyone else. >> 17-year-old umpqua community college student sarah cobb, says she's not sure when or if she will return to school. >> i don't think the school should be opening quite that soon. it's still very hard for a lot of us. i don't think schneider's going to be able to be the same place. >> reporter: those grieving thursday's mass shooting include local media, publisher of the roseburg beacon witnessed the nine victims being dropped off
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here by military helicopter. they were being transferred to the local medical examiner. >> two military helicopters landings, a great number of sait police. thstate police. the scene that proceeded was the off-loading of the victims' bodies and it was -- >> jakes, overcome with ploitio, referred to them as "our kids." mints sent a message from his hospital bed. >> i'm overwhelmed by the support i've gotten. i want to wish all the other families, a safe and speedy recovery and i will be talking to you guys soon. >> chris continues to improve here at the hospital. so much so officials say he could be released from the hospital as early as tomorrow.
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adam. >> great to hear the story about mints there, a true hero. we've heard so much about the victims, and the long road to recovery. any update about them sabrina william. >> i can tell you about the youngest victim of the shooting, 16-year-old cheyenne fitzgerald, good news, she had been in critical condition, she was intensivive care, doctors had to remove one of her kidneys, she is now in fair condition. adam. >> sabrina register, live for us in roseburg, oregon. thank you. we are keeping close eye to this story, the fbi is warning colleges and universities in and around philadelphia, the threat of violence had been made against an unspecified university near philadelphia. that's about all they're saying. several schools including drexel and villa nova university, ha he
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issued warnings. colleges are not cancelling classes but beefing up security as a precaution. meanwhile, four high school students are now under arrest in northern california for allegedly planning a mass shooting at their school. it all began on wednesday when fellow students at tuolomne county noticed that some group was acting suspiciously. a list targeting specific students and staff members at that school. >> they were going to come on campus and shoot and kill as many people as possible at the campus. >> i believe with all my heart the reason we were able to stop this was because we have a level of trust within our community.
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>> now, the police went on to say that the four suspects confessed. this week they will be arraigned as juveniles before a county judge. no word what the possible charges could be from the district attorney. flash flooding and endless rain still pummeling cities across south carolina tonight. officials say this is the worst they have experienced in the state's history. at least three people have been killed and many others calling 911 hoping to be rescued. hundreds of buildings without power. hundreds of roads and bridges there are completely covered by rushing waters. around there's even more rain on the way. al jazeera's robert ray has more now from charleston, south carolina. >> adam, the rain is relentless here in charleston and the overwhelm state of south carolina. flash flooding all night long. you can see i'm in about two and
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a half feet of water. this dumpster easily pushed around, it's floating. the entire area has taken a socking over the past couple of days. unfortunately three people have lost their lives, adam. roads have collapsed. interstates are closed, governor came out earlier and said this is a dire situation, that people needed to stay in their homes at least until monday. schools are closed. let's see what governor nikkiki haley said on sunday. >> we haven't seen this amount of rain in lowcountry for years. that's what we're dealing with now. >> columbia, the capital, lowland area, got socked very hard. people treated and taken to red cross shelters, almost 30 of them around the state.
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we talked with the red cross earlier, let's hear what they're up to to help everyone. >> are from what i've heard this is historical. for those who were here during hugo, the only thing that's missing is the wind during hugo. >> the sewage coming up from drains, the bacteria, they don't want people to go out and walk in it. we're fine, we have protective boots and pants. that's what the governor said today, doesn't want people to drive in it, cars could be easily swept away in that amount of water. which causes the national guard and police to try to perform a rescue which they don't need. this is not a hurricane but this is what a hurricane looks like without winds, adam. so very intense situation. fema is going to assess everything after this rain stops. that could take weeks, possibly even months adam. >> all right, robert ray in
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charleston, south carolina. kevin corriveau has more on the weather system and the remains of hurricane joaquin. >> i want to update you on joaquin. down in the bahamas we saw this as a category 4 spinning in one area. the video that has come out of this particular region we're only getting aerials at the moment. that is our crooked island, specifically, long island, san salvador, some reporters are saying that some communities have been obliterated across that area. and also the club med we also heard in san salvador was public health destroyed. was completely destroyed. for joaquin right now, we're looking at the storm just pushing just to the northwest of the bahamas, category 2 is where we're seeing i.t. will come down. power outage across that region
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but joaquin was partially responsible for fueling all of the rain here across much of the carolinas. you'll also know right here across florida we have an area of low pressure that has helped pooul lot opull a lot of that me across the area. over the last 24 hours we've seen massive flooding reports over the region and definitely not over yet. take a look at some of the amounts of the rain we have seen since the beginning of the storm and mt. pleasant about 24 inches of rain. we expect to see more over the next 36 hours. look at this, up to the north of charleston along the coast, another six to eight inches of rain is expected. we do expect this rain though to end on monday evening but the big problem after this is going to be all of that water going into the rivers. >> absolutely. all right we're getting these new images from bermuda, joaquin causing those problems, as kevin
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said, there are some reports of scattered power outages. coast guard officials confirmed that rescuers have found several objects from a u.s. cargo ship the alfaro, missing since thursday during hurricane joaquin. life jackets and ringsd and rinn oil slick. many americans were on board at the time. officials are helping with the rescue operation. doctors without borders said the air strike that hit the hospital a few days ago was a war crime. today it said that the hospital would not reopen. the u.s. is believed to have carried out the attack. the head of doctors without
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borders which is also called msf, demand he an independent inquiry into what happened. in a statement christopher stokes said under the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed msf demands the full investigation into the attack are conducted. we condemn the attack which constitutes a grave fest conduct against humanitarian law. al jazeera america paul tradergian reports. many have lived without foot water or electricity for days. >> translator: planes are bombing us from above. tanks are shelling us from below, we don't know what to do.
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>> fighting for control of the city for more than a week. afghan troops drive past bodies left on the ground as they patrol the city with damaged and boarded up store fronts in their way. the capture of kunduz by the taliban was its biggest show of power since 2001. >> translator: there is no doctor, no medicine and no treatment in kunduz. people are getting killed in the city but there's nobody to help and take away their dead bodies. >> reporter: a hospital operated by the aid organization, doctors without borders was hit by an apparent air strike on saturday. >> we still have no explanation why this attacked happened. a very precise attack on our hospital, very well-known, very well marked. and clearly without any taliban fighter presence in that hospital.
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>> reporter: doctors without borders has denied an afghan ministry statement that taliban was fighting from that hospital. several patients were burned to death in their beds, many admonish were injured. the u.n. high commissioner for human rights says an air strike on a hospital may amount to a war crime. the hospital had at least 200 patients, doctors without borders have now pulled out of kunduz and their patients have been taken to kunduz main hospital which has run out of medical supplies. its one doctor and three nurses now try help 500 patients. paul tradergian, al jazeera. >> i spoke about a journalist and author about the situation in kunduz.
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he was once embedded with the taliban. >> scundz probablkunduz is probe most militarized in the afghan area. they used it as a pilot project to see if they could stem the insurgency by hiring militias and war lords and commanders. there are so many warring groups there, the taliban is able to exploit the ill will that's felt by the population and that's why they struck first in kunduz. >> also spoke about the divisions between the afghan people over the value of the united states presence in afghanistan. he says many rural areas are against u.s. involvement because of the incidents like we just saw at that hospital. a wave of violence now forcing israel to take some drastic measures. up next why israeli police are limiting access for
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palestinians. syria's president bashar al-assad makes his first comments since russian air strikes in his country. are why the man considered the top candidate for speaker of the house may now have a fight on his hands. >> a former cop speaks out... >> if you had taken steps when a man was assaulted, maybe freddie gray didn't have to die. >> is there still a blue wall of silence in american cities? >> did somebody get shot? fault lines baltimore rising only on al jazeera america
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>> and welcome back. syrian president bashar al-assad says he is betting his country's future on military help from russia.
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>> translator: the russian initiative has to succeed. or else we're facing the destruction of the entire region. not just one or two countries. we're sure of that. >> last week the kremlin began air strikes in syria saying they are targeting i.s.i.l. fighters but there's doubt from the u.s. the pentagon says it appears that russia is trying to quash assad's rebel opposition. stefanie dekker has more from the turkey-syria border. >> what russia meens means noboy knot. but why now? that's why a colonel in the frearm sayfreesyrian army knows. >> we joined the war because the free syrian army is getting close to damascus. then in 2014, all these groups
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couldn't protect the regime. so we have rudd. russia. >> he shows us some of the locations hit and says the islamic state of iraq and the levant has no presence here. he left aleppo ten days ago where he is in charge of a bringingadebrigade. >> they didn't come here to fight i.s.i.l. they're bombing civilians and the freams an free syrian army. >> areas around the key province of latakia, where russia has its naval base. we speak to a spokesman for one of the groups fighting near idlib. >> the people are scared. when the regime bombs, they can shelter underground. but the russian bombs are
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stronger than those of the regime. >> fifth year, no end in sight, not militarily or politically. colonel says washington doesn't seem to know what to do. >> translator: america has no clear plan. it has let down the syrian people. it's a very weak administration. they have left it all in russia's hands. they didn't even support their partners on the ground and even the group they trained they left them to face their fate against the regime and russia's bombs. there's been no reaction. >> reporter: he says what keeps he and his men fighting is they have a just cause. a need to rebuild a freeze syria for the next generation. but the question is, what will syria look like when that day comes? stefanie dekker, al jazeera, on the turkey-syria border. u.k. foreign secretary said
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that if russia truly wanted to help defeat i.s.i.l. it must stopping propping up president bashar al-assad. >> if russia wants to fight i.s.i.l. it cannot at the same time support assad. because assad with his barrel bombs and his chemical weapons and his wholesale slaughter of civilians is the recruiting sergeant for i.s.i.l. and russian support for him will drive the opposition in syria into the arms of i.s.i.l, strengthening the evil that putin says he wants to defeat. >> on sunday, british prime minister david cameron says the u.k. will get 20 more drones to help its special forces in the fight against i.s.i.l. in both syria and in iraq. funerals were held in israel for a rabbi and soldier who were stabbed to death on saturday. the rabbi was killed when he attempted to help the soldier who was ak tacke attacked by a
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palestinian man. during his yul rul his eulogy. >> for palestinians that wish to enter it was a lock down. heavily armed police block all the access gates. the unprecedented access measures followed two violent nights. in each incident the palestinian attackers both 19 were shot de dead. tourists continual to be allowed into the old city. slowly filing through the lines, while palestinian after
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palestinian are being turned away. israelis are allowed unfettered access. as for those wishing to worship at the al-aqsa mosque compound only men over the age of 50 are allowed to enter and they have to come through this specific gate, a lengthy walk away from their traditional point of access. and prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's been in the united states during the past week of crisis is coming under intense domestic pressure to take even stronger measure against the palestinians. even members of his own government are saying not fluff is being done against what they call palestinian terror. some related to be it overnight attacks and others in the wake of the killing of two settlers on thursday. throughout the day it became increasingly clear that far from being confined to jerusalem the
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conflict was spreading throughout all occupied territory. mike hanna al jazeera in occupied east jerusalem. following a developing story, an historic announcement of a trade deal between u.s. and pacific rim nations. they are trying to hammer out the details on the transpacific partnership. the white house has been pushing this agreement with the 11 nations which includes japan. the deal will set terms for countries including the u.s. to do business with fewer restrictions. if the deal is announced congress still has to debate that agreement. when we come back: selecting a new speaker of the house in our week ahead segment. we're going to look at how the new gop leadership might change the way congress does business. it's really a lot more than a
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chuckle. the serious reason presidential candidates are taking to late-night tv. >> i hope you'll accept my apology.
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>> good evening everyone, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm dplai. here aradam are your t. roseburg oregon, umpqua community college will reopen tomorrow although classes will thought be held. classes and universities in the philadelphia area are under
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warning, university of pennsylvania and temple university, students are warned of an unspecified threat. classes are not cancelled but security is expected to be increased as a precaution. south carolina rain pouring down, worst flooding in its history. at least three people have been killed. officials say the situation there growing worse by the minute. it is sunday night and time to look at the week ahead. on thursday house republicans will huddle behind closed doors to vote on a replacement for the outgoing speaker of the house john boehner. race for that leadership position turned a little more competitive today, utah congressman jason chavitz set he would challenge kevin
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mccarthy. mccarthy is seen as the overall favorite to succeed boehner but chavitz says he is bridging the divide. >> i aim fair and can bridge the divide, that's why i have entered this deof race. >> michael shure gives us a look at the republicans who have decided to vote. >> this past week congress found out a way to keep the government running. this week, it will find out who will run the government, at least the house of representatives. >> it would do irreparable harm to the institution.
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today i informed my colleagues i would resign from the speakership and resign from congress at the end of october. >> the starting announcement by john boehner over a week ago has sent the house scrambling. wisconsin paul rhine running from them. the republican caucus now blamed for boehner's departure, have to apply to disparate wings of one party. often bristle that boehner's deal making with democrats and the white house. >> i'm glad president obama reached out yesterday. >> the odds-on favorite and second on to the presidency is the current house majority leader cifning mb car kevin mccf
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california. notoriously affable, he immediately began getting commitments from colleagues after boehner's announcement. daniel webster of florida came in second to mccarthy though he only received 12 votes to boehner's 216. best prospects for influence coming from the majority leader's race, steve scalice against tom price of georgia. scalise has unsavory relationships with white supremacist groups. loath to compromise with democrats a trait seen as an asset this time around. pete sessions of texas makes him formidable in the race for majority whip. sessions is not a tea party
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favorite. he competes with patrick mchenry of north carolina and rostrum of illinois. treey gowd says he is not interesgowdy says he is notinte. according to the constitution the speaker of the house does not even have to be a member of the house. so anything is possible. michael shure, al jazeera, washington. >> and as we mentioned john boehner announced his resignation on september 25th. he'll officially step down from the post and end his 24-year tenure in congress on october 30th. boehner has served as the u.s. representative from ohio's 8th district which includes major cities like dayton and cincinnati ever since 1991 and of course serving as house majority and minority leader. the next speaker of the house will have to get 218 votes in
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congress. let's open up the conversation here and bring in lauren french a congressional reporter for politico in washington, d.c. and also joining us tonight republican strategist who worked on numerous senate campaigns and also for the republican governor's association he is joining us from tallahassee. good to have you with us. lauren, let me start with you, is mccarthy a shoe-in? or is he a legitimate challenge? >> he has a track to becoming speaker but chavitz could present a little bit of a hiccup for mccarthy. overall mccarthy's team is saying they have them potato, can get to 218 but question from sceivets about whether oconservd be the right person to be speaker and not follow certain rules that conservatives really want to see followed through
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about getting majority of republican support for bills. >> rick would you agrees with this, it looks like mccarthy would get this or is there a possibility that chavetz could bring together some votes and give him a run for his money? >> i think as lauren said, he has the inside track right now and the bulk of the caucus, more moderate side of the caucus are guys that he reached out to immediately and solidified a block of 60 votes which is formidable in a race like this. >> lauren do you think congressman chavetz really thinks he has a chance to see victory here? >> he wants a discussion that's why he is getting in and threw himself in. it's important to remember that jason chafetz was pitching trey gowdy. so does very the possibility of
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destructing the race? absolutely. it's hard to believe he could get 218 votes but what co-do is forbes the house into chaos. if mccarthy doesn't get 218, then it has to go into vote -- >> do you think that's a possibility lauren? >> it absolutely is a possibility. if you already have daniel webster who got 12 votes last time. whoever is running for speaker can only afford to lose 29 of their colleagues before they don't win the speaker's race. >> rick, i can imagine as a republican you don't want to see any sort of chaos like this. it's probably best for the party to have a clean vote to put in a speaker that has a lot of support. would you agree with that? >> no, i have a slightly contemporarcontrary view of tha. to disrupt how the house functions someone who can bring
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together the different groups, perhaps where nobody, no single demographic is completely delighthow it turned out but somebody articulate and a persuasive communicator and swing for the fence i think you can make an argument that kevin mccarthy can get to that point, i don't think he's there yet, jason being younger and very bright can also get to that point. >> what do you think a speaker mccarthy's guantanamo looks like? will we seize more conservative bills coming out of the house and trying to push the senate to their direction and put the president in an awkward situation? >> it really depends what kind of speaker kevin mccarthy wants to be. the fundamental facts of how the house is being run and a deeply divided part of the caucus are going to have to change. mccarthy has to deal with the establishment and the right flank. if he decides to take a hard
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stand and say i'm not working with democrats, of course you're going to see bills going to president obama's desk that are no compromise to them as are boehner has sent to the senate. if the house changes the way it runs things, the senate will too. they have the filibuster issue in the senate, mitch mcconnell is having a hard time to overcome opposition to his bills. we're still going to face a lot of the same friction that has slowed down and forced compromise in the house. >> you know i'm sitting here listening to our conversation to both of you guys to rick and lauren and i'm thinking if i'm sitting on my sofa at home and i just want my lawmakers to get to work and do something this doesn't give me a lot of promise, lauren. will we see a congress that will actually pass some bills and make some headway on be some
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issues here? are we going to be stuck in this gridlock for quite some time? >> you could see situations where you are stuck in gridlock. democrats who are becoming more left and republicans becoming more right. that middle is being squeezed out. congress is not forced to but congress forces themselves to act only when there's a crisis. you saw last week the government spending bill, you're going to see it in the coming weeks, a long term funding billing on export, import. they only act when there's a crisis and everyone is backed up against the wall and less political risk. >> a lot of people point their fingers to republicans and say there's little area for compromise. tackling some of the big unanswered untackled issues that we're facing. >> republicans have to have a sister-soldier moment with the
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wing of their party that was to do government a little less exaggerated than the democrats do. you have to stop playing the games when everything deevolves down to a 2,000 page highway bill. with gimmes and give aways. rather than a continued procedural spin spin spin cycle of washington, d.c. that's what they hate. even if it comes home to their districts they don't like the way it's done. they feel that congress in both parties isn't listening to them and detached from their everyday needs. how do they become the reform peat again in d.c? >> rick wilson, from florida, lauren french a congressional reporter from washington, d.c. thanks to both of you guys. abortion, voting rights, affirmative action, those are a few of the hot button issues
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that the supreme court will hear in the new term tomorrow. and federal prisoners escaping from custody.
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>> in just a few hours, monday morning, a new term for the u.s. supreme court. there are already 48 cases on the docket with the justices lieciallikely to add even more e again they're going to be ruling on some of the country's most controversial issues. lisa stark has the story. >> last term was a blockbuster, from the forecas affordable caro same sex marriage. this year's cases will not have
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quite as big but still have incredible impact. >> watch for voting rights. >> roberts court appeared to lean left now return to its roots. >> last term there were quite a few great liberal victories but make no mistake this is a very conservative court and i would expect to continue to see conservative decisions. >> reporter: some of the biggest decisions come out of texas including one involving the university and its admissions policy. >> university of texas uses race as a factor in its admission policy. schools are very concerned about what their student bodies would look like. >> reporter: also from texas a voting rights case. legislative districts are now drawn up based on total population but the court is being asked to decide if that's fair. whether for example only registered voters should count.
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>> if the conservatives were to win this case, if the challengers to the district were to win, then would you have a situation where urban areas would lose political power. it's quite significant. >> and the future of public employee unions could be at stake. the case involves california teachers and whether nonunion members should have to contribute their, devote, fair share in dues. if the court says no, it could cost public sector unions and the democratic candidates they often support millions of dollars. >> the supreme court is considering a question that has to do very much with hard-working americans continued ability to come together through unions to advocate for better working conditions, and fairer wages. >> the roberts court has been staunchly pro-business. and this term it will rule on a number of cases that could
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restrict class action suits. nothing that gets to the heart of capital punishment. on the issue of abortion, the court is likely to hear arguments on a texas law that puts restrictions on clinics, require them to be set up like surgical centers. if upheld the regulations could force most clifntio clinics to . >> pro-choice supporters are incredibly stressed. they know the court has signaled to the states they could adopt more restrictions. they are very, very worried, they are hopeful to barrel pull out a victory. >> some of the decisions could come out to one justice, anthony kennedy. the linchpin of every five to four vote, often. lisa stark, al jazeera, washington. >> some disturbing revelations tonight concerning federal inmates. there's a new report that says
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modern 200 inmates have escaped custody in recent years and it all happened while they were being transferred to halfway houses. each year thousands of prisoners are sent to halfway houses. it's where they serve out the last months of their sentences. the bureau of prisons allows the prisoners to travel unescorted, as a process of returning to society. several of the inmates according to the city have committed robberies while on the run. if you are a regular viewer of late night television you have probably noticed a lot of politicians out there sharing the stage with comedians lately. al jazeera's john terret -- >> reporter: just like you are right now. >> rumpus is silent. you had to force all late night tv. >> they made me watch saturday night live last night, so i got a beer and sat down and had a jolly good time. it's a symbiotic relationship.
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what are you talking about john? not necessarily beneficial to each other just like the late night comedians do when they have politicians on their shows. they are the butt of jokes for the off-season but once it comes to election time they have them there as the guest. >> bartender keep them coming. >> clinton, played by val, meets the bar keep, who is hillary herself. >> now a message from donald and mallaniia trump. >> clearly i don't hate immigrants.
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>> at this point in the election cycle politician he are not just the butt of late night comedians' jokes they are the special guests too. here is jeb bush with jimmy fallon a day after announcing his run. >> jeb made up his mind and quit beating around the bush. >> an appearance on jimmy fallon, jimmy kimmel. he has trump pretending to get mexico's president played by steven colbert, to pay for wall. >> you are going to pay for wall. >> oh my -- >> wait a minute. >> politicians can use their late night appearances to rip into opponents, as carly fiorina did to ben carson on a recent late night appearance.
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>> he would say he would not advocate a muslim being president. >> i think that's wrong. >> as republican contender ted cruz found on on a discussion of gay marriage with colbert. >> i'm asking what you want. >> i believe in democracy. i believe in democracy and i don't think we should trust. >> guys guys. however you feel he's my guest so please don't boo him. >> ouch! >> i'm not sure that's what ted cruz really wanted out of that appearance on the late show. that goes to show what you a pact with the devil can be sometimes for politicians, there we are. >> i think we can blame bill clinton and that saxophone. on arsenio hall. the desperate search for survivors after a massive landslide in gooment.
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guatemala.. plus. >> i'm jake ward. using steam to pull oil out of the ground. i'll explain more in a moment.
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>> i've been asked to keep my voice down
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>> flash flooding has killed at least 16 people in the french rifriviera this weekend.
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around cannes, three people are missing. a desperate several for survivors is happening in guatemala. 125 homes are now buried under a million cubic meters of earth from a ladsly. 1600 workers are taking part in the rescue but no survivors have been found. oil is hard to get out of the ground, drilling for it let alone burning it is bad for the environment. now a california company is finding finding a cleaner way tt with the power of the sun. jake ward that is story. >> it's a messy problem. >> largest user of energy. >> not only burning oil causes burning of carbon, it is a huge
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process getting out of the ground. we have already gotten the light oil in click forward, but two-thirds of what's left on earth is this stuff. heavy oil which comes out in this consistency. imagine trying to get that into a pipe. that's why companies use steam to loosen this up, make it easier to bring out in liquid form and pipe it out that way. so far they've done this by using natural gas. a lot of natural gas. fully 15% of natural gas used in california is used in extraction of oil from the ground. here in california, glass point solar has created a pilot project to show that the sun's energy can heat and loosen heavy crude for pumping. the concept here is relatively
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simple. a parabolic mirror, reflects over the top of this pipe, it has water in it, turns it into steam. it is incredibly powerful. the mirror is 40 meter long, very impressive. in oman, there's one that's 180 meters long. and a mirror is being built 3,000 times larger than this one. >> natural gas used in oil production, there is a rising fraction of oil production is dependent upon steam injection and gas usage. so there's a substantial portion of the country's energy use that can be replaced by this technology. >> when it comes online in 2017, the carbon emissions could be
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reduced by 300,000 tons a year. let's face it, this is not a feel good proposition. this is the sticky reality of extracting the oil and the work of the whole dirty business. jacob ward, al jazeera, mckittrick acknowledge california. >> window back to the ice age: the bones, these bones here of a woolly mammoth were found in a field where some drains were being put in so they could try to grow soybeans. according to a paleontologist, the bones are of an adult male, in his late 40s who probably lived ten to 15,000 years ago. that's it. i'm adam may in new york. stay tuned, the news continues
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