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democrats facing off in their first debate of the 2016 campaign, separating fact from fiction - what they said and how last night's discusses can change the race. >> change at planned parenthood. the group looking to see what it does with foetal tissue. >> and gunshots. shooting of two police officers. >> israel locks down parts of occupied east jerusalem, as protests break out in the west bank. we have a live report on the latest moves to stop a wave of
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violence. the american people want to know whether we'll have a democracy or an oligarchy in terms of citizens united. enough of the emails, let's talk about the real issues facing america what a night it was. welcome to your world this morning. i'm del walters. >> and tim stephanie sigh. >> that debate was sometimes conciliatory and sometimes conciliatory. they may have bent the truth a little bit. compared to the debates, the stage was almost empty, there was five democrats facing off on the las vegas strip, as paul beban reports, two hopefuls dominated the conversation. >> it is time to target the debate, are you ready. >> the first fireworks came on the subject of gun, when the former secretary of state took aim at the record on gun
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control. >> is bernie sanders tough enough on guns? >> no, not at all. i think that we have to look at the fact that we lose 90 people a day from gun violence. this has gone on too long, and it's time the country stood up against the n.r.a. >> earlier clinton played defense for changing her political decision on matters such as same-sex marriage and trade. >> i have been consistent over the course of my life. i fought for the same values and prince plltss. -- principles. like most of us running for offers take in new television. >> then it was bernie sanders turn to explain why a socialist should be let in. >> reporter: when it came to health care. >> we are not denmark. i love denmark. we are the united states of
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america, it's our job to rein in the excesses of cappatalism. >> reporter: when clinton was pressed about use of a private email, sanders leaped to her success. >> let me say something that may not be great politics. i think the secretary is right. that is the american people are sick and tired about hearing about your damn emails. >> thank you, thank you. >> as for the three candidates not named hillary clinton or bernie sanders. tuesday night was a chance to get on the map. former senator jim webb complained at one point about not being called on at all. >> let's start. i've been trying to get in the conversation. >> before making his case for the white house. >> coming from a position i have come from, a military family, my brother was a marine, i served as a marine, spent five years in
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the pentagon. i'm comfortable that i'm the most qualified person to be your commander in chief. >> when rhode island governor got a chance to talk, lincoln chafee seemed to stumble. >> my dad arrived. >> are you saying you didn't know what you were voting for? >> i just arrived at senate. there was some take overs. >> former baltimore mayor and governor martin o'mallee criticized hillary clinton for enforcing iraq 2002. >> i report and senator clinton and her husband did for the country, but we need new leadership to move forward. >> a debate in demoyne, the first to vote in the nomination process. al jazeera's political correspondent michael shure is in las vegas, where the debate
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took place. >> you were there, and it was clear that hillary clinton shined. did she do what she needed to do. >> good morning. hillary clinton came into the debate, trying to at least show awe human side of herself, and a lot of people came in thinking she'd be on the defensive. to the contrary, hillary clinton was on the offensive. taking issues like gun, bank account, iraq even and going on the offensive with them. she did do that. listen. she was a front runner. a lot of people would think it's a victory. she spoke to some people at the hotel. one of them said to me i always like clinton as a young woman, but i feel really comfortable. that was important. she had to define herself as someone that could embrace each part of the party.
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here is what hillary clinton had to say when asked huh progressive she is. >> i'm a progressive, but a progressive that likes to get things done. i know how to stand my ground and i improved it. even dealing with republicans who never had a good word to say. >> the idea that she could be bipartisan. that worked well stand. >> the one word that they seem to say is issue. the democratic candidates tackled issues. we didn't hear on the republican side. what were the issues that they talked about. >> it's a great point. a lot of what was subpoena about were thinks that we had not seen candidates engage in, including the banks, going after wall street. and in the wake of the tragedy
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in roseburg, the time for the candidates was right to talk about the issue of guns, hillary clinton took that up, and had a record that veers away from what democrats feel about guns. and bernie sanders had to explain that. >> bernie sanders has a d minus voting regime, and back in 1988 when i ran for the united states congress, way back then, i told the gun owners of the state of vermont, and i told the people of the state of ver month, a state that -- vermont, a state that has virtually no gun control. i supported a ban. >> is bernie sanders tough enough on gun control. >> not at all. we have to look at the fact we lose 90 people a day. this has gone up too long and it's time for the country to stand up against the n.r.a. >> going into the debate,
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there's a lot of democrats that felt vice president joe biden should run. did you see an opening for a biden candidacy last night? >> it's hard to imagine an opening after last night. if he waited to see how hillary clinton did, the wait was worth it. he sou someone effective. he may want to see how she does with benghazi. the one opening is if lincoln chafee drops out of the race. i didn't ask point black if he was getting out of the race, but he stumbled a little bit. if you look at joe biden, it's hard to see a pathway, why would he run. >> michael shure, live in los angeles. thank you. >> the new hampshire primary is four months away. many voters have been keeping a close eye on the candidates. jonathan betz was with a group of them watching the debate. >> the presidential state of
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nevada. >> far from las vegas, but the crowd was engaged in a democratic debate. cheers as if it was a football game, and points scored when zingers were fired. [ cheering ] . >> reporter: bernie sanders enjoys wide support and at the watch party flownly his supporters. -- thrown by his supporters. >> bernie sanders is us. he's the mouth peace for a lot of people in the nation who have been marginalized and ignored. >> daniel arrived open-minded. >> being here undecided, you think you'll leave voting for whom? >> i'm on the fence, but bernie. i say i'm a hoig supporters, but the more i hear him, my values are with him. >> reporter: his values resonate with many, even if issues lish gun control fall out of step.
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>> gun control is not as big for me. i don't think legislation of guns will decrease violence. >> as the democrats sparred, several republicans are campaigning. including jed bush at a newhampshire college, where he introduced a plan to replace obama care. >> innovation will be the center of everything we do. that's the only way to get better care at a lower cost. >> with the the debate done, democrats will return to new hampshire, where so many are watching. >> coming up in the next half hour, we look amount the online reaction to the debate, and we'll do a deeper fact check on the issues in the next hour. >> defunding planned parenthood is an issue among presidential
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hopefuls. hillary clinton defended the provider. >> it's the republicans and sympathizers that say you can't have paid leave. they shouldn't allow big government to take down planned parenthood. they are fine with that. >> they are changing policy. we have here with more. >> good morning. planned parenthood says it will no longer accept reimbursement to help with the offset of donating foetal tissue. it keeps a programme that collects and donates the tissue and covers reimbursement itself. >> reporter: planned parenthood has been under attack for months over allegations that it accepted payments for providing foetal tissue. the undercover videos shot by an anti-abortion group tried to
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make that case. >> anti-abortion groups claim the videos showed planned parent hooted making a profit. >> they were harvesting little hearts, lungs, for a cost. >> the videos were miz leadingly edited. now the organization says it will no longer accept that reimbursement. in a statement about the policy shift, the president wrote: richards was grilled about the controversy during a hearing phone capitol hill. republicans are trying to defund the health care providers.
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>> we don't make any profit off of federal money, if i can have a moment to explain. >> but it is unanticipatable that in the 21st century women in america are harassed for accessing a legal medical procedure. >> the anti-abortion group that released the videos called planned parenthood's policy change an admission of disappointment, and a chairman said that questions remain about planned parenthood's finances, it is the focus of five congressional investigations and state inquiries. >> and six state investigations have been completed, clearing planned parenthood of wrongdoing, none finding that the organization broke the law. >> thank you very much. >> also this morning, a wisconsin gun shop is planning an appeal after a jury found it liable in the shootings of two police officers. badger guns has been ordered to pay nearly $6 million for selling a gun used to shoot two
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milwaukee police officers. the jury siding with the officers saying the shop is responsible for the injuries for making an illegal sale. >> is this the beginning of change in the way guns are sold. >> i hope so. it may be asking a little too much. one verd ight in milwaukee is a good step. will it change the way things are done around the country? time will tell. >> it's not the first time they've been connected to gun violence. more than 500 firearms recovered from crimes in the milwaukee area have been traced back to that store. >> the former leader. chicago's public schools is free on bond after fling guilty to fraud charges. barbara byrne bennett faces 5 5.5 years in prison next year. she granted multi million contracts to a former employer and promised $20 million in
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kickbacks. >> tackling the growing unrest in the middle east. >> we are watching these scenes and violent protests. parts of occupied east jerusalem locked down a court reinstates the loss of a controversial programme. surveillance on muslims not accused of any crimes.
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coming back with a live look at the situation in the west bank. the israeli military is deploying to cities to help police curve attacks on civilians. >> you are seeing part of new emergency measures approved last night. the government locking down
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sections of occupied east jerusalem, mainly palestinian. residents are holding a scan day of strikes and protests. hoda abdel-hamid live for us. what are the students saying about the latest round of protests and how are they getting involved in. >> well, they say in this is a student uprising. all the demonstrations and confrontations witnessed are led by the students. some are school students because they've been watching what is going on in occupied east jerusalem, and this is, they say, taking things into our own hands. this is our generation speaking out. a younger man was telling me the last intifada was in the year 2000. our generation needs to do the things the way they are. they are inspired by resolutions during the arab spring, and they
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want the plovt and voices heard -- movement and voices heard away from political factions, and don't want to be represented by any of them. actually, if you go to the demonstratio demonstrations, you see the flags of all political factions or no flags. this is the message they want to give. here on the university campus there's a palestinian university that may be does not exist outside the gaits of the university. >> among the measures passed is not to return the bodies of palestinians killed by israeli security forces back to their families, how are palestinians reacting? >> i was talking to students. it's an example of collective punishment. you are punishing the parents and relatives of the person who died and they point out to the
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fact it's something they are used to, not a new measure that israel adopted. they know about the military cemetery, calling it the cemetery of numbers. and they say that in the past intifadas, some of the bodies returned. there were still cemeteries that are there, and it will not intimidate them. they'll continue with the uprising. some hope it will turn into a third intifada, even though many were not there. >> briefly before we let you go, we have not heard much from the palestinian leadership. how is the leadership handling the crisis. >> the palestinian authority
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said that it was calling to calm and peaceful demonstrations. it's a stupid-led uprising. they are organising everything. they cannot stand in the way of students who are fighting an unjust occupation, fighting what they call oppression. fighting for the freedom and their rights and for a palestinian state. it will be give for the palestinian authority to beyond publicly calling for calm, on the ground stop the students without alienating them hoda abdel-hamid live in the west bank. thank you very much. >> secretary of state john kerry is promising to try to ease tensions between israelis and palestinians. speaking at a news conference in boston, he said he'll travel to the region soon and he condemned terrorist attacks turkey's president is speaking out for the first time
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since ankara was rocked by suicide bombings. >> the president saying he'll create a special council to oversee the investigation into the attacks. nearly 100 were killed at a peaceful rally on saturday. officials say the trial picture is a home grown affiliate. >> translation: there's certain intelligence about some preparations made by terrorists carrying out various acts and they originated from syria the attack is the deadliest leading to process against the government. some argue it's not doing enough to fight i.s.i.l. >> russian and american defense officials are expected to meet. >> russia condemned the u.s. for a lack of cooperation.
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>> the u.s. military spokesman said the u.s. came in site of each other. ash carter said the pented would not be working with moscow. >> we are not able, at this time. to associate ourselves more broadly with russia's approach in syria, because it is wrong-headed. and strategically short-sited. and that is because it attempts to fight extremism while not also at the same time working to promote the political transition. >> carter says the u.s. is nearing an agreement with russia on flight safety. and talks may conclude soon. >> iran is denying reports, it joined forces with the syrian government.
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zeina khodr is following developments from beirut. >> reporter: iran's official line is they have no troops, ground forces in syria, we know this is an ally providing military and financial support. it does not shy away from the fact. they have military advison on the ground. one of its top generals was killed. we are hearing reports from sources close to the iranians. more than one source, in fact, and they are reporting that iranian ground forces are taking part to inground offensives in syria. major operations are under way in the countryside. these sources and reports that they have been leaking are talking about - are providing detailed information about operational plans on the ground, which, you know, they've been
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forthcoming. with all the information posing a lot of questions. since the start of the russian military intervention in syria. some analysts are saying this could be a message. iran wants to give a message that they are there. they've been in syria. they have not been sidelined since the russians decided to intervene in the conflict, and nell have a say in the future of the idea, or in any negotiations to reach a political solution. what is clear. pro-iranian sources are talking about thousands of ground forces in syria, and they are talking about ground operations. the balance - no one had the upper hand. as of late the syrian government was feeling threatened in two shot lines on the coast, in the province of latakia and the
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province of aleppo. i.s.i.l. leaders report a message. authorities in okinawa japan are trying to stop the construction of a military base. the governor saying he has revoked the building permits for an airfield citing unspecified legal effects. pentagon says construction will resume as soon as possible. >> when we come back, we'll try to separate fact from fiction. >> plus... >> i'm joie chen in las vegas, taking a look at how the housing crisis impacts the ageing population. >> we continue to follow these scenes coming out of the middle east. part of emergency measures approved last night. you heard the reporter say the
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students see themselves as taking on the israeli government in what they call their intifada. details straight ahead. stay with us.
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jam suicide of political expediency, hillary clinton sometimes you see of revising history. >> i did say when i was secretary of state three years ago that i hoped it would be the gold standard. it was just finally negotiated last week, and in looking at it, it didn't meet my standards. >> in dozens of speeches around the world, clinton didn't say
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anything nearly about hope. in fact, she roundly endorsed the deal. >> the so-called t.p.p. will lower barriers, raise standards and drive long term growth across the region. >> on the key stone oil pipeline, another project liberals cannot stand, clinton announced her opposition last week. >> i never took a position on key stone until i took a position on key stone. >> according to government documents, clinton as secretary of state support the pipeline, and on some occasion publicly rationalized her support. >> we're either going to be dependent on dirty oil from the gulf or dependent on dirty oil from can did. >> bernie sanders appeared to have trouble with the facts when he was asked about gun control. years ago as member of the house, sanders supported a bill to protect gun manufacturers prom lawsuits. >> which is it, shield the gun companies for lawsuits or not?
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>> let's begin, anderson, by understanding that bernie sanders has a d minus voting record from the n.r.a. >> that's true, but the question was about protecting gun manufacturers. >> do you want to shield gun manufacturerrers from lawsuit or not? >> of course not. this was a large bill. >> as a member of the house, sanders vote for h.r.1036, protection of lawful commerce in arms act. the law protects gun manufacturers from lawsuits, a protection that does not extend to most other product manufacturers. sanders and clinton both promoted their efforts to rein in wall street. >> my policy is tougher. >> clinton said her policy is tougher than yours. >> that's not true. >> wall street firms have said repeatedly they fear the sanders plan far more than they fear clintons, partly because the vermont senator would break up
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the biggest vent. >> finally, anderson cooper asked hillary clinton about her email controversy. >> there's an f.b.i. investigation and president obama said this is a legitimate issue. >> well, i never said it wasn't legitimate. i said that i have answered all the questions. >> clinton has not explained how her server was set upped and whether she did anything to protect it from hacking. fact group checks say the five candidates on stage produced more than 20 questionable claims. >> al jazeera has been tracking reaction to the debate object social media. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> the republicans weren't exactly sitting quietly on the sidelines. i expected more zingers from trump. >> trump actively trolled the presidential debate. he live tweeted it. in characteristic trump
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humility, sorry, there is no star on the stage tonight. even star was capitalized, because the only star of course is donald trump. >> that is mild for trump. >> i've got to give props to marco rubio for creativity, the senator out of florida made a bingo game out of the debate. any time there was a major talking point with you hit a box. every time benghazi was membered, you hit a box. >> what was the gop response? >> basically, gop attacks clinton to obama and attacked them for the foreign policy in libya and the middle east. rand paul took to social media and asked his followers r.t., if you think's hillary's war in libya has only led to complete and utter chaos.
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he got about 500 retweets on that, which isn't bad for rand paul followers. >> this was a facebook cnn debate, cnn trying to in corporate social media. one of the first questions asked was to bernie sanders and dealt with black lives matter and got a huge response. >> it's increasing time facebook being used as a mediation between your average joes and the candidates. a question was to all the candidates of black lives matter, the social movement that started after the michael brown shooting, if it included all races, and this was bernie sanders response. >> black lives matter. the reason those words matter is the african-american community knows that on any given day, some innocent person like sandra
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bland can get into a car and three days later, end up dead in jail. >> let me ask you this question. is there a tweet that is going to be long remembered after the debate. >> there is a tweet thanks to mike huck bow, who want to fanned as many as possible. i trust bernie sanders with my tax dollars like i trust a north korean chef with my labrador. he doubled down and said poor liberals think it's racist to deplore a brutal dictatorship. he was trending last night. >> we could do a whole segment just on mike huckabee. >> i know you want to. >> thank you. >> thanks so much. >> another topic was the need for paid family leave. one of the topics of the candidates seemed to agree on last night, several talking about their own experiences as parents. >> i remember as a young mother, you know, having a baby wake up who was sick and i'm supposed to be in court, because i was practicing law.
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i know what it's like. i think we need to recognize the incredible challenge that so many parents face, particularly working moms. >> every other major country on earth, every one, including some small countries say that when a mother has a baby, she should stay home with that baby. we are the only major country that is an international embarrassment, that we do not provide paid family and medical leave. >> juggling kids and keeping jobs and moving forward, we would be a stronger nation economically if we had paid family leave. >> paternity leave for men maybe extended. fathers getting up to 10 days of paid leave when a child is born. at a recent meeting, the sailors telling the admiral that the navy should give 30 days of paternity leave. it is something they are talking
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about. >> this is something that all of the candidates on stage agreed on. >> the controversial police surveillance of muslims in new york faces legal scrutiny this morning. a federal appeals court ruled that the muslim americans who were watched for more than a decade can sue the nypd. >> john henry smith joins us. this seems to reverse a lower court ruling. >> you are correct. a federal judge had thrown out the case almost two years ago. he said at the time the nypd had not broken the law. this appeals court disagreed with dramatic language. it was created after the september 11 attacks. the nypd called it the demographics unit and in 2003 to 2014, it kept secret tabs on the activities of new york's muslim americans without any evidence of criminal activity. >> mosques, sanctuaries, what is the lead that sends them into
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organizations for 10 years at a time. >> angry muslims filed a series of lawsuits against the department but they were thrown out. now a federal appeals court has reinstated the case, speaking for the three judge panel, the judge wrote: >> 20 months ago, federal judge william martini dismissed the case, ruling that the surveillance program was designed to stop attacks, not a target muslims. then police chief ray kelly offered this defense of the program at the time. >> we intend to continue to do the things that we believe we have to do to protect new york city, certainly the number one terrorist target in this country. >> the demographics unit was disbanded in 2014, when mayor bill deblasio took office. police admitted the program
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never generated a lead. >> it's important to note this ruling did not address the legality of what the nypd did. the department plans to defend itself vigorously, as you might expect. >> thank you very much. >> all right, we are continuing to follow developments right now in the west bank. protestors in bethlehem are clashing with security forces there. many palestinians are taking part in a general strike today, as well, protesting new security measures now in effect to try to stop a wave of violence. again, these are live pictures and you can hear the rubber bullets fired by the israeli forces as protestors throw rocks and other debris at these troops. let's go now to director of the american jewish committee in jerusalem. she is also a lt. col. in the israeli army reserve. thank you for your time. the president of the palestinian national initiatives said that these new, harsher measures will
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only lead to the opposite results israel is expecting in jerusalem. do these measures risk in flaming the tensions further? >> well, i'm not sure this is true, because the measures are quite limited. the measures, as stated by the israeli cabinet late last night actually speak about specific areas in eastern jerusalem that will be under inspection. we are talking once again about the temporary inspection. now, unfortunately those past two weeks, most of the suicide -- sorry, not the suicide, most of the terrorists that came into israel came from these eastern enables in jerusalem. this is why those specific neighborhoods were chosen. once again, we are talking about a temporary kind of measures. >> what about the idea of not returning dead palestinian attackers to their families?
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couldn't that risk inflaming tensions further? >> >> i think that israel tried for the last two weeks every step and measure in creative possibilities possibly could before reaching this stage of having the cabinet come out with a list of decisions. i think this could have been solved right from the first day or the second day, and the parliament members have a great deal in this. the palestinian leaders could have impacted the area and quieted the streets, but unfortunately after two weeks and close to 100 israelis wounded, the few others that were killed, murdered, then we have reached this stage. i do not know whether to predict whether these kind of decisions
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will be helpful or not, but i can tell you fortunately today in israel there haven't been terrorist acts until now. hopefully it will stay this way. >> sounds like you think these measures are working for the time being. some attacks have been perpetrated by palestinian teenagers and the israel army has responded at times with deadly force at least oh to two teenagers. you are a member of the i.b.f., the reserve forces. are we seeing excessive force by the army? >> what we are seeing is, and we have learned, that there is no prototype of a terrorist. a terrorist can be a 13-year-old boy, unfortunately, but that's the situation. it can be also a 60-year-old elderly man. it can be someone who is educated, it can be someone who has a family. when you are a terrorist holding either a gun or a knife, then of course, the first action and
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reaction, and this is of course according to the law, as well, is to defend yourself and your surroundings, so using a gun, a simple gun, i don't see that as an excessive use of force. >> thank you. >> the tap ban this morning saying it has pulled out of the afghan city of kunduz after weeks of intense fighting there. one taliban official saying it is withdrawing to protect civilians. jen every glass is live for us in kabul. jennifer, the taliban's takeover of kunduz last month was considered to be a huge gain for them. why the about-face? >> the taliban say it's not just about protecting civilians, also reserving their fighters. they say they have withdrawn from kunduz city to rural areas so they can save their strength for what they say will be future operations. even though they were only in
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kunduz city just about two weeks, their presence there is going to have lasting effects there. they targeted a number of people, mainly women activists, people from the government and journalists. many fled the city and don't feel it's safe to go back. the taliban may not be in the city itself but have starters who pointed out those activists, pointed out women who ran shelters and other supporters of the government, so a lot of concern about whether anybody, those people who supported what was progress in kunduz, schools, open media, weather and when they will go back. >> explain to us why kunduz is so important. >> it's a strategic city in the north of the country. it's not the largest city in have gone afghanistan, not by a long shot, but it is on a very strategic trade route between the capital and the north. it's on the border and had had a
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lot of progress over the last 14 years. schools were open, it had an open media. it took a while for it to happen. the taliban has been in the surrounding areas, but kunduz city, you know, had been making progress and it is a very, very key supply route, not only for afghan forces, but also for the nato forces, as they withdrew. those roads have been closed for the last couple of weeks. we now understand the road towards the border is open again, so some progress there for the taliban threatening that they can come because at any time. they chose to leave and say they can choose to come back. >> how much of afghanistan now is under taliban control? >> it's not so much about how much of the area is under control. they have a lot of the rural areas and control a lot of the roads, control the main highway between kabul and kandahar. they have been firing rockets on
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the city which they have not been able to assault by make their presence known. the taliban has shown that they can attack, that they can make things difficult for the afghan security forces, and for the afghan people. an attack overnight last night killed 21 afghan policemen. >> jennifer glasse, thank you very much. once again, afghanistan being america's longest military involvement. >> 25 policemen killed in one attack. >> admissible as evidence. >> how statements made by officers in a case could be used against them in court. >> the road through wrigley, live pictures from chicago this morning, they are still celebrating, yes, they are dancing in the streets. >> that's a live picture. >> the chicago cubs making history, taking yet another step towards the baseball world series that has evaded them so long.
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>> what we need to do is create
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millions of jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, a pay equity for women workers. >> hmm. >> the economy and income inequality were on the agenda last night. didn't hear a lot about the elderly. behind the glitz and glamour of las vegas,en that are struggling. >> the collapse hitting las vegas hard, not many living out their golden years the way they thought they would. >> paul came to las vegas to retire and live a life of leisure. >> i bought the house at the peak, close to $400,000. now the house is worth maybe $250,000. >> now he needs help especially for his wife, who has alzheimer's. >> he visits her at this day
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center every day. >> it's been rough. it's been very hard. >> las vegas gambled big on real estate and lost, upending the retirement plans of many residents. >> folks who planned for their retirement for their later years and moved here from other states for the warm, wonderful weather and the low cost of living, and then found themselves going under when the economy crashed. >> the number of senior citizens who suddenly found themselves needing help financially or with medical care caught the state by surprise. according to 1c.d.c. study, the demand for assisted living in higher in nevada than the national average. >> this is just one of the few facilities in the entire state that takes care of a rapidly aging population. the center helps 1,000 people.
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>> fred is 72. he tried working at a walmart a while ago, now, he's a senior helping other seniors, volunteering and receiving a stipend of $2.65 an hour. even that little, he says, helps. >> it blends in nicely with my social security. not much, but it helps out. >> aarp's local chapter stays busy, trying to place seniors in a variety of jobs, training them and preparing them to rejoin the workforce. retirement takes decades of planning and for so many people who made las vegas their destination, it wasn't supposed to play out this way. the economy here has picked up, but not enough to change these lives. melissa chan, al jazeera, las vegas. >> baltimore police are investigating one of their own. the officer this time suspended tuesday after this video surfaced on social media, allegedly showing a sergeant whose been on the force for 34
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years spitting on the man he just arrested. the city's police commissioner saying that behavior goes against their efforts to rebuild relations with the community. >> several baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray have lost a battle to try to prevent their words from being used against them. a judge denied the motion to withhold statements they made to officers investigating gray's arrest last april. the officers argued the statements were obtained improperly. three other officers charged in the case agreed to withdraw their motions to suppress their statements. >> an update on a story we told you about yesterday. california has dropped a controversial plan to allow inmates with violent backgrounds to help fight wildfires. corrections officials still plan to expand the state's inmate firefighting unit. the program will include inmates who have seven years left to serve on the sentences instead of five years. >> above average temperatures in
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texas sparking wildfires in that state, as well. >> let's bring in kemp corriveau for more. kevin, it's been dry there. >> it's been very dry and stay dry. we are talking 10% to 20% humidity across the area. it's going to stay like that. our focus, even though there are wildfires in other states, as well, it's really texas today, tomorrow as well as into the end of the week that we're really going to be focusing on. we are talking just to the east and north of the capital of austin. we are seeing a lot of grass fires there and the temperatures have been well above average. this morning, we are still looking at temperatures into the low 60's, so that's good news, but later today, these temperatures are going to be soaring. you can see here, san antonio, 95 degrees, dallas at 95, austin, 96 degrees there. these temperatures are anywhere between 15-18 degrees above average. they are going to stay like that as we go through pretty much the
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end of the week. by saturday, temperatures come down, so we really think that the wildfire risk for central texas is going to be elevated across this particular region. as you can see, those temperatures will go up towards the north. we are talking even denver seeing temperatures of 83. we are going to be watching wildfire potential toward the north, as well. those temperatures are still above average. >> also this morning, former basketball star lamar oudin in the hospital after found unconscious at a las vegas brothel. he's 35 years old. he had been at the love ranch there since saturday, the owner saying two women went to check on him on tuesday afternoon and found him unresponsive. he spent much of his career with the l.a. lakers and the clippers. he also starred in the reality show with his ex-wife khloe kardashian. >> the chicago cubs are one step closer to the world series this morning after clinching a spot in the national league championship series, the cubs beat the st. louis cardinals 6-4
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in game four of their division series. anthony rizzo and kyle schwarber helping to lead the team to victory with a pair of home runs. the cubs look to clinch their first world series 61908. >> what the democrats had to say during their debate last night wasn't also 100% true. we'll do a fact check. >> the latest from israel and the palestinian territories with new violence there this morning. we see the images as the israeli locks down parts of occupied east jerusalem. >> we are back in two minutes with more of your world this morning. >> puerto rico's debt crisis. >> they're gonna demonstrate right outside where the governor lives. >> are hedge funds offering a fix? >> those investments will spark the economic recovery. >> or just fixing the odds? >> they're trying to force us into one course of action. >> "faultlines". >> what do we want? >> al jazeera america's hard-hitting...
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>> the democrats have spoken in their first presidential debate. how last night's discussion of the issues could i am pack the race for the white house and where the candidates seem to stray from the truth. >> israel shutting down parts of the occupied territories after violence. these are live images this morning. >> tougher talk from turkey, ankara calls in the u.s. and
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ambassadors after more direct action in syria. >> as taliban pull out of kunduz, there are no reports this morning that president obama could keep a larger u.s. fighting force in afghanistan past 2016. >> welcome to your world this morning. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. this morning, the democrats who want to be president are regrouping hours after that big faceoff in las vegas. the candidates agreeing on a lot of things, but there were major disagreements as well over issues like gun control and trade. al jazeera's randall pinkston has more. >> please welcome the democratic candidate dates for president of the united states. >> the first democratic debate was hard ball from the beginning, focusing on questions of character. >> will you say anything to get
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elected. >> actually, i have been very consistent over the course of my entire life, i have always fought for the same values and principles, but like most human beings, i do absorb new information, i do look at what's happening in the world. >> front runner hillary clinton was pressed on her flip-flops, like the transpacific trade agreement. >> it didn't meet my standards, my standards for more new good jobs for americans for raising wages for americans. >> lincoln caffee. >> they focused on the economy. >> we need to create millions of jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and make every public college be and university in this country tuition free. >> all five seemed to agree on most items, social security, affirmative action, military
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force, and. >> do you know support mandated, paid family leave? >> uh-huh. >> carly fiorina argues if the government requires paid leave, it will force small businesses to hire fewer people and create fewer jobs. >> i'm surprised she says that, because california's had a paid leave program for a number of years, and it has not had the ill effects that the republicans are always saying it will have. >> every other major country say that when a mother has a baby, she should stay home with that baby. >> in our state, we expanded family leave. >> there were also sharp differences over gun control. >> senator sanders did vote five times against the brady bill. >> all the shouting in the world is not going to do what i would hope all of us want, and that is keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have those guns. >> former governor o'malley wants stronger gun laws. >> a man had sold 4,000 rounds
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of military ammunition to this person that killed their daughter, riddled her body with five bullets and he didn't even ask where it was going. it's time to pass comprehensive gun safety legislation as a nation. >> former senator jim webb had a more nuanced position. >> we do need background checks, but we have to respect the tradition in this country of people who want to defend themselves and their family from violence. >> there was one issue the front runners agreed to ignore, allegations over hillary clinton's emails while she served as secretary of state. >> i think the secretary is right, and that is that the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. >> thank you. me, too. >> a moment of cordiality.
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>> let's go to michael shure. i saw a lot of this last night, nodding, among all of the democratic candidates. was it different for these guys? >> it was very different last night in las vegas. you saw five candidates on stage who all basically want a democratic to win and are pretty unified on a lot of these issues. what hillary clinton was able to do, as well, last night was say hey, i'm with you, i'm the democratic you thought i was, and i'm also going to sell myself as a progressive. >> i'm a progressive, but i'm a progressive who likes to get things done, and i know how to find common ground, and i know how to stand my ground, and i approve that in every position that i've had, even dealing with republicans who never had a good word to say about me, honestly. >> so michael, what is hillary's
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performance last night do for the joe biden factor? that was a big question mark hanging over the debate. is that settled now? >> it's not settled, of course, until the vice president speaks up on it. he was the, i guess the elephant in the room last night who no one mentioned. you could picture him sitting in the comfort of the naval observatory in washington watching this debate and saying where do i get in, what case can i make to be in this race. it became far more difficult for the vice president last night, because hillary clinton was strong. now, you know, the vice president looks good for having waited to get in the race to watch her performance in the debate, see if she union face the party. hillary clinton goes before the benghazi committee in the house and i imagine joe biden is going to be watching that, as well, trying to make that case. >> for other candidates who haven't been getting as much attacks, this was an opportunity for them on the national stage. did any of them take that
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opportunity and run with it? >> you know, it's hards to any ran with it. they tried to. they didn't get as much time. jim webb, former secretary of the navy complained a lot about how he wasn't getting any time. he spent so much time complaining about his time that he wasn't able to speak that much. you had governor martin o'malley, who's strong on guns, strong on issues the progressives wouldn't to hear wasn't able to break from hillary clinton. there was lincoln chafee who had an uncomfortable moment, saying he voted for it just after he had gotten to congress, didn't know much about it. i asked about that after the debate. >> i know i've been asked that question before, about that vote, and i've said pretty much the same thing. it was my first vote, it was 90-5, democrats and republicans coming together. >> and it's a vote, when you
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talk about voting for an issue that your party is behind and not having read about the vote or not known as much about the vote, are you finding that plays much on the trail. >> i think i put some context into that vote. that was the truth. i'd been mayor of my city, my dad died in office and i arrived to the vote and it happened to be a bipartisan 90-5 vote, it wasn't controversial at the time. i think i explained it pretty well. >> it was the deregulation of the banks and the division of banks, and it was really an uncomfortable moment for ling chafe fee. he didn't sound like he had command of it, i don't imagine chafee is going to be in this race much longer. it was hillary clinton and bernie sanders. end of the night, hillary clinton did what she needed to do. >> thank you. >> coming up later in this hour, we're going to look at what the
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republican presidential hopefuls said about the debate and fact check some of the most fought over issues of the night. >> tensions are running high in the west bank where palestinian demonstrators are clashing with security forces in bethlehem. these are live pictures. it is the second day people in the occupied territories are holding a general strike to protest an israel crackdown. the military has been deployed now in israeli cities. it is part of the new emergency security measures aimed at stemming the violence between israelis and palestinians. the government is locking down sections of occupied east jerusalem, which is mainly palestinian. al jazeera is in the west bank with more on the role students are playing in the protest. >> the students say that they will keep up with the pressure. they describe what's going on as daily clashes as a student
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uprising. we're not in an intifada stage yet, but say they are setting an example of student republican jeezing and their generation needs to take things in their own hand, referring to the fact that the last intifada was 15 years ago. meanwhile, by and large people stay couple in the west bank and nothing has changed. a lot of them were telling me we've been watching the arab spring, watching the young tunisian who was really, who sparked the revolution in tunisia. they speak about egypt and say we want to have our generation of students who are taking things into their own hands. i just asked them about the new measures of not returning the body. they shrugged it off, saying it is something that has been happening forever. they do know about the cemetery that mike was referring to earlier, they called it the cemetery of numbers and say that
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in the past, bodies have stayed there for years, some have been returned, some are still there. they do say when we go to the clashes, we know we are risking our lives, we know that we might die or we might get wounded, but once you are willing to give up your life for your cause, according to them, then it doesn't really matter where they are going to be buried and just it's the collective punishment part, the pain for the families, the fact that there's no grieving phase for the family that is the most disturbing having it all, but whether if they get killed or not, where their body will rest at this point is really not of great interest to them. >> reporting from the university in the west bank. >> secretary of state john kerry is promising to try to ease tensions between israelis and palestinians. speaking at a news conference in boston, he said he will travel to the region soon. he condemned what he called terrorist attacks against israeli civilians. >> russia responding to that dutch report about the downing
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of malaysian air flight 17, saying that there are inconsistencies in their investigation. he said the probe was conducted only to confirm a preset conclusion. that report finding the jet with 298 people onboard was shot down using a russian made missile, but the dutch report did not say who was responsible. >> also turkey calling the u.s. and russian ambassadors there over the air strikes hitting air i can't, the turkish government especially worried that russian airstrikes and american made weapons are helping the kurdish population. we have more from istanbul. >> to better understand, you have to go back to couple of days. sunday, the u.s. said it dropped weapons to what it described as moderate syrian arab fighters in northern syria. then on monday, syrian kurdish fighter said they formed an alliance with some syrian arab groups perhaps to make the
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syrian kurds look less like they were fighting against the syrian kurds. as far as the americans are concerned, the syrian kurds, the y.p.g. have really been the only effective fighting force on the ground against isil. turkey suspects that the russians have been doing something similar. the u.s., as ever, is walking a very, very fine line. it needs to be able to use the air bases that turkey opened up in the summer, they've been a game changer, meaning much shorter sortee's can be flown against the border. before they had to fly hours away from the gulf. it's very important to the u.s. that it has access to those bases and the u.s. does not want to lose that access, it is keen not to upset turkey, perhaps why
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it said specifically it was dropping arms to syrian arabs rather than kurds. it's investable the kurds will be able to use those weapons. >> the turkish prime minister says both isil and kurdish militants may have played a role in the attack that killed nearly 100 people in ankara. he's been speaking today about the attack. >> there is certain intelligence from the past days and months about preparations that were made by terrorists entering our country and carrying out various acts and that they originated from syria. >> that was president erdogan and not the prime minister announcing that he will create a state supervisory council to oversee a special investigation into the attacks. the attack is the deadliest in modern turkish history and has led to protests against president erdogan's government. some citizens argue turkey is
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not doing enough to fight isil and related groups domestically and in syria. >> the president said to be rethinking the number of u.s. troops in afghanistan. even overwhite house officials saying the president appears increasingly willing to keep a larger force there, one that is large enough to tackle al-qaeda and isil. the pentagon had been planning to reduce troops to around 1,000 by 2017. >> the former leader of chicago's public schools is free on bond this morning after pleading guilty on fraud charges. barbara bennett faces seven and a half years in prison when sentenced next year. prosecutors say she illegally granted multi-million dollars contracts to a former employee. in exchange, she was promised more than $20 million in kickbacks. >> los angeles getting ready for the arrival of el niño. it could have rainy weather with it. >> normally, el niño brings a lot of rain to california. of course we do need the rain
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there, but it also brings the chance of flooding. the emergency managers in los angeles are getting ready, checking flood canals and where homeless people are camping out to make sure they are not in any dangerous situation. i want to break down what el niño normally means and normally in a normal year, what we see is warmer temperatures out here in the pacific, but closer to south america, we normally see cooler temperatures, but in an el niño year, that switches around where those warmer temperatures really push up towards south america. what did that have to do with north america? has a lot to do, because we have a huge domino effect what we have an el niño year. in the winters with el niño, we tend to have warmer temperatures to the north, cooler down to the south. when it comes to the rain, we tend to have more rain across the southern states. for california, we are coming into the winter months. for november, that is normally when we see the rainy season and when you add el niño on top of
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that, we could definitely see some very heavy rain showers across that region. now, we are looking at some rain showers coming into play. this doesn't have anything to do with el niño, but the next couple of days in the forecast, we are looking at thunderstorms. then those thunderstorms are going to really kind of subside, but hopefully, this will be a dent. >> yeah. >> not a drought buster but a dent. >> not a drought buster. it takes a couple years. >> as democratic presidential hope was battled, their republican rivals had a lot to say. >> we'll tell you what they were tweeting about the debate. >> planned parenthood makes changes over one of its most controversial policies, hoping it may stop the defunding fight.
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>> social media playing a huge role off the debate stage last night, republicans get i go in on the conversation on twitter. >> we have been tracking the reaction to the debate on social media. the debate occurred sametainsly on line. what did you see? >> it was fun, a lot of snark, a lot of attacks. >> social media is snarky. >> the presidential candidates live tweeted and trolled and specific live when it came to the economic policies of clinton and sanders went in for the jugular. clinton attacked bernie sanders. here's a clip. listen to this. >> we are not denmark. i love denmark. we are the united states of america and it's our job to rein in the excesses have capitalism
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so it did not run amok and doesn't cause the kind of inequities we are seeing in our economic system. we would make a great mistake to turn our back on what built the great middle class. >> bernie sanders calls himself a democratic socialist. bobby jindal jumped in and said democrats are debating whether -- >> do republicans bash the democrats for being weak on national security. what did they have to say last night? >> they jumped in and bashed. they said they were weak and who said it? 16 tore lindsey graham. he tweeted: more snark, but of course lindsey graham. >> can we get to the fun stuff
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and the huckabee tweet? let's just start with this. even democrats called out hillary clinton when it came to perceived flip-flopping on certain. >>, but the republicans pounced on it. >> yeah, but huckabee, we've got to give him props for this clever tweet. i chose this one: >> i was alive, i remember the name. >> leave us on on optimistic note. one thing bat parties seem to be saying is they want the two sides to work across the aisle. was there anything bipartisan, optimistic. >> bernie sanders threw down and supported hillary clinton when it came to email gate. give this a listen. >> let me me say something that may not be great politics, but i think the secretary is right,
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and that is that the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. >> thank you, me too! me too! [ laughter ] >> then the handshake. >> and the handshake. >> guys take a guess which republican presidential candidate gave them props for that? >> marco rubio? >> donald trump said good move by bernie sanders. >> this is not the donald trump from two months ago. >> thank you for that perspective. the new hampshire primary is still four months away, but many voters have been keeping a close eye on the candidates. >> four months to go now? al jazeera's the job bets was with a group that was watching the debate last night. >> far from las vegas, this crowd in new hampshire was fully engaged in the first democratic
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debate. cheers as if it was a football game and points scored when zingers were fired. bernie sanders enjoys white support in the state and certainly at this watch party thrown by his supporters. >> bernier is us. he is the mouthpiece for a lot of people in this nation, who have been marginalized and ignored. >> daniel, a fundraiser at a college arrived open-minded. >> you're undecided. you think you're going to leave here voting for whom? >> i am still on the fence but leaning bernie. i count myself as a hillary supporter, but the more i read about bernie, i find my values align with him. >> income inequality measures align with many here. >> gun control is not as big for me, i don't tend to think that legislation of guns will
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necessarily decrease gun violence. >> as the democrats sparred, several republicans are here campaigning. >> welcome incumbent jeb bush. >> including jeb bush where he introduced his plan to replace obamacare. >> that's the only way we can get better care at lower cost. >> democrats will soon return to new hampshire, where so many are closely watching. >> jonathan betz, al jazeera, manchester, new hampshire. >> leaders from the air traffic controllers union say a shortage of controllers is at their words crisis levels. that could mean more delays the next time you fly. officials from the union saying the federal aviation administration not meeting its hiring goals for the past five years, but the group says safety is not at risk. the f.a.a. says it shares the union's frustrations with those staffing levels. the f.a.a. is without with a
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warning over lithium ion batteries, say spares can't be carried in their luggage, just checked bags only. they have been linked to fires on flights. the warning doesn't apply to those batteries that are inside the devices. >> policies differences were the focus of last night's democratic debate. >> did they get facts right. we look at who said what and what they got wrong. >> a major offensive to retake the country's second largest city from rebels, one country is not taking part in syria.
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>> oil in the arctic. >> we're the eyes and the ears here in the arctic, we wanna be prepared. >> as the ice recedes and potential danger builds, can science keep a step ahead of disaster? >> we can't go back if we have a
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significant accident. the oil will make its way into the ice. >> techknow's team of experts show you how the miracles of science... >> this is what innovation looks like. >> can affect and surprise us. >> i feel like we're making an impact. >> awesome! >> techknow - where technology meets humanity. >> protesters clashing with israeli forces, israel contraction down amid a wave of attacks that left at least seven israelis and 37 palestinians dead. the military has been deployed in israeli series and locked down parts of occupied east jerusalem. >> russia disputing the curb report on the downing of
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malaysian flight 17. the probe was conducted to confirm a previously set hypothesis, they say. >> the democrats who want to be president due back on the campaign trail after winning political points during last night's debate. they great on topics but major agreements over gun control and trade deals. >> as al jazeera's paul beban tells us, there were five departments on the stage, but the front runners dominated conversation. >> it is time to start the debate. are you all ready? >> the first fireworks came on the subject of guns, when the former secretary of state took aim at the vermont senator's record on gun control. >> with he lose find people a day from gun violence.
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it's time the entire country stood up against the n.r.a. >> earlier she played defense for changing political positions on matters such as same-sex marriage and trade. >> i have been very consistent over the course of my entire life. i have always fought for the same values and principles, but like most human beings including those who run for office, i do absorb new information. >> it was sanders turn to explain how a sex described democratic socialist could get elected. >> we're going to win because first we're going to explain what democratic socialism is. >> when every said the u.s. should try to be more like scandinavian countries, clinton pounced. when pressed about the use of her private email system while secretary of state, sanders leaped to her defense. >> let me say something that may
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not be great politics, but i think the secretary is right, and that is that the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. >> thank you. me, too! me, too! >> as for the three candidates not named hillary clinton or bernie sanders, tuesday night was a chance to try to get on the map. former senator jim webb actually complained at one point about not being called on at all. >> let's start, i've been trying to get in this conversation for 10 minutes. >> before making his case for the white house. >> coming from the position that i've come from, from a military family with my brother a marine, my son as a marine in iraq, i served as a marine spending five years in the pentagon. i am comfortable that i am the person standing here most qualified to be your candidate in chief. >> the vote was my virtue.
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i just arrived at senate. i think we get some takeovers, that was one of my very first vote. >> i respect what secretary clinton and her husband have done for our country, but it's time to move forward. >> >> a staff writer with pundit fact has spent all morning fact checking statements from last night's debate and joins us now from washington. good morning opinion let's get to claims the candidates made during the debate. on the issue of t.p.p., let's take a listen to what hillary
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clinton said. >> i did say when i was secretary of state three years ago that i hoped it would be the gold standard. it was just finally negotiated last week, and in looking at it, didn't meet my standards. >> and here is what clinton said about t.p.p. in the past. >> the so-called t.p.p. will lower barriers, raise standards, and drive long term growth across the region. >> john, does she support t.p.p. or not? >> t.p.p. is important, because you've got unions and environmentalists very concerned about what's in the t.p.p., but we always say words matter. when we were looking at her statement, i said i hoped that t.p.p. would set the gold standard. we went back to a speech that
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she gave in australia in 2012. let me just bring up my phone here, and her words were this t.p.p. sets the gold standard to open free trade. that's not terribly ambiguous. she said it sets the gold standard. now, there's a little bit of wiggle room here, because all of the terms had not yet been negotiated, and she was working for the obama administration, so she's doing his work. nevertheless, she didn't issue any caveats when she was talking in 2012. >> let's talk about bernie sanders, the issue of gun control coming up last night, a major point of contention and bernie sanders seemed to struggle a bit. take a listen. >> senator sanders did vote five times against the brady bill. he also did vote, as he said for this immunity provision. i voted against it. i was in the senate at the same
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time. it wasn't that complicated to me. >> so, is what she said right? >> she said bernie sanders voted against the braidedy bill five times. brady bill is a bill that imposes a five day waiting period before you can actually get the gun that you want to buy. we went back to the record. yes in fact in 1991 and later votes in 1993, bernie sanders had an opportunity to vote on the brady bill five times and each time, including the final version, he voted against it, so the numbers in his voting record speak for themselves. that's not all there is
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bernie sanders and guns. >> hispanic youth unemployment is 36%. >> minority unemployment is an important issue. are those the real numbers? >> no, they're not african-american youth would be about 31% and hispanics, it would be closer to 18%. the number he's cited actually came from a study that looked at what you might call underemployment, people margin ally attached to the workforce and you can get closer to those permanents if you use that framing, but that's not what he talked about. again, words matter. >> i know that you folks look at all of these debates and do fact checking. is there any way to gauge when the democrats are more on point with their facts versus
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republicans in their last debate? >> in terms of our pros, you have to understand, it's not statistically random sample approach, so you have to look at our work iterms of we're making a bunch of decisions that asked what is newsworthy, however, you can go back to each of the debates and you can see how often candidates, what they said and how statements rank. what you make of that, that's up for you to decide. >> john greenburg once again reminding us in his words that all words matter. >> important work they're doing. >> defunding plant parenthood is an issue. in one of the more passionate moments of the debate. hillary clinton defended the health care provider. >> it's always the republicans for their sympathizers who say you can't have paid leave, they
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don't mind having big government interfere with a woman's right to choose and take down planned parenthood. they're fine with big government when it comes to that. i'm sick of it. >> we have more acknowledge has been a huge issue on capitol hill. >> it sure has. planned parenthood says it will no longer help reimbursements to off set the cost of providing feet tall tissue to medical research. it will now cover reimbursement costs itself. >> planned parenthood has been under attack for months over allegations it accepted payments for providing feet tall tissue for medical research. this undercover video tried to make that case. >> people want particular tissues, like, you know --
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>> they were seen as a commodity. they were harvesting little hearts, lungs, livers for costs. >> plant parenthood said the videos were misleadingly edited. now the organization says it will no longer accept reimbursement. >> in a letter about the policies shift: >> richards was grilled last month about the controversy on capitol hill. republicans are trying to defund the woman's health care fund provider. >> why do you need the federal dollars? they're making a ton of dough. >> if i can have a moment to
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explain. it's unacceptable that in the 21st century, women in america are routinely harassed for accessing a legal medical procedure. >> the anti abortion group called plant parenthood's policy change an admission of guilt and chairman of the house committee said significant questions still remain about plant parenthood's finances. the others i guess now the focus of five different congressional investigations and numerous state inquiries. >> in six states, investigations have already been completed. they have all cleared plant parenthood of wrongdoing. nub found that the organization broke the law. >> thank you for that update. >> russian and the american defense officials are expected to meet to talk about their military campaigns in syria. so far, the two sides seem far apart. >> we're not able at this time so that associate oursselves more broadly with russias
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approach in syria because it is wrong headed and strategically short sighted. that is because it attempts to fight extremism while not also at the same time working to promote the political transition. >> secretary carter says the pentagon will not work with moscow to core out an arab campaign but is nearing an agreement on flight safety over syrian skies. russian air attacks hit 20 isil targets. >> we have more from beirut. >> iran's official line is that they have no troops ground forces in syria. we know iran is a key ally of the syrian government providing much needed political, military support, even financial support
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and iran doesn't shy from the fact that they have military advisors on the ground. in fact, they announced that one of its top generals was killed in the aleppo province. now, we are hearing reports from sources close to the iranians, more than one source in fact, and they're reporting that iranian ground forces are taking part in ground too fast in syria. we know that there are major ground operations underway in the hamas countryside as well as the aleppo country side. those sources and reports they have been leaking are providing detailed information about operational plans on the ground, which, you know, this being very forthcoming with all this information really poses a lot of questions. they have been forthcoming with this information since the start of the russian military intervention in syria. analysts say this could be a message. iran wants to give a message to the world that we are in syria,
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we've always been in syria. our role has not been sidelined ever since the russians decided to military intervene in the conflict and they will have a say in the future of syria or in any negotiations to reach a political solution, but what is clear now is that pro iranian sources are talking about thousands of ground forces in syria and they're talking about major ground operations to try to change the balance of power on the ground, the balance, no one really had the upper hand but as of late, the syrian government was feeling threatened in fro front lines, on the coast, as well as in the province of aleppo. >> isil leaders releasing a new audio message encouraging followers to launch a holy war against russia and the u.s. >> authorities in okinawa, japan are trying to stop construction of a new u.s. military base.
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okinawa's governor revoked the building permits for the u.s. air field. japan's central government says an appeal is on the way. the pentagon says construction will resume as soon as possible. >> we're hearing from al jazeera journalist mohamed fahmy, holding dual citizenship in egypt and canada now says the canadian government didn't do enough to get him released. >> clearly understood the urgency of the situation we faced in prison in egypt, the harper government did not. this is the truth. there are no words to describe how it feels when you are wrongfully convicted and sitting in a cold cell infested with insects, nurturing a broken shoulder, but when you're there, your only hope is that your prime minister will do everything in his power to get
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you out of there. >> he was pardon the after spending 400 days inside in a egyptian jail. he and several of our al jazeera colleagues were falsely convicted of supporting the banned muslim brotherhood. >> so good to see him free. >> it is. >> muslim groups getting together and getting another chance to go to court over whether the practice of spying on muslims violated their civil rights.
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>> the police surveillance of muslims in new york faces legal scrutiny this morning. a federal appeals court ruled the muslim americans watched for morn a decade can sue the nypd. >> john john hen is following the case. >> this appeals court disagreed with previous ruling in dramatic language. it was created after the september 11 attacks. the nypd called it the demographics unit and in 2003 to 2014, it kept secret tabs on the activities of new york's muslim americans without any evidence of criminal activity. >> mosques, sanctuaries, what is the lead that sends them into organizations for 10 years at a time? >> angry muslims filed a series of lawsuits against the
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department but they were thrown out. now a federal appeals court has reinstated the case, speaking for the three judge panel, the judge wrote: >> 20 months ago, federal judge william martini dismissed the case, ruling that the surveillance program was designed to stop attacks, not a target muslims. then police chief ray kelly offered this defense of the program at the time. >> we intend to continue to do the things that we believe we have to do to protect new york city, certainly the number one terrorist target in this country. >> the demographics unit was disbanded in 2014, when mayor bill deblasio took office. police admitted the program never generated a lead. >> it's important to note this ruling did not address the
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legality of what the nypd did. the department plans to defend itself vigorously, as you might expect. >> thank you very much. >> a wisconsin gun shop plans and appeal after a jury finds it liable for the shooting of officers in that state. it has been ordered to pay $6 million for selling the gun used to shoot police officers, saying the shop is responsible for their injuries, because it made an illegal gun sale. >> is this the beginning of change in the way guns are sold in this country? >> i would hope so, but that might be asking a little bit too much. one verdict in milwaukee is certainly a good step. is it going to change the way things are done around the country? time will tell. >> this isn't the first time badger guns has been connected to gun violence. more than 500 firearms recovered from crimes committed in and around milwaukee have been
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traced back to that store. >> a confidence a lot of states are happening. >> apple may pay millions of dollars for its technology. >> a failed lawsuit leaving the company on the hook for what it puts in its favorite devices. >> a hope scene in chicago. the chicago cubs are one step closer to moving toward the world series. >> emmy award-winning, investigative series.
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>> this morning,al pell is propping for the next phase of a lawsuit that could cost them
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$900 million. a wisconsin jury ruled that the company used technology owned by the university of wisconsin without permission. it is technology found in chips in several recent models. apple argued the university pat tent was invalid. the trial will determine how much apple owes the university. >> california is dropping the controversial plan to law inmates with violent backgrounds fight fires. they will expand the unit, saying the program will only include inmates who have seven years left to serve on their sentences instead of the current five years. >> speaking of wildfires, we're looking at them in texas, let's bring in kemp corriveau for more. >> we are looking at texas, it's going to be hot and low humidity in texas. we're talks about the area around austin. we have other wildfires in the country, but in texas,
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temperatures are extremely hot and have been for the last couple days and will continue to be. will come son county in that area, temperatures right now are looking fairly good. it is the morning time frame. we are talking san antonio and 60 in dallas 61, but those temperatures are going up significantly. we are talking 15-18 degrees above average across that region, with relative humidities only about 10-15%, so very dry in this region. it's going to be a bad day. we could be seeing other outbreaks across this region, as well. in san antonio, normally our high would be about 79 degrees, so we're well above average and we don't get below average probably until we get towards next week. same thing with dallas. we are talking about very warm temperatures, as well. they're going to get closer to average by the time we get towards the weekend. for the rest of the country, we are not looking too bad. up towards the north, look at
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this, today, minneapolis is going to be a beautiful 68 degrees. here in new york, we expect 68 degrees. we have rain showers. we mention that had earlier, the last weather hit, coming up towards parts of southern california. that is actually the remnants of an old tropical system right here and we could be seeing some thunderstorm activity for san diego, as well as los angeles, but that's only going to last for a couple of days. the other weather system coming into play is this one across the northern plains, out of canada. we're going to be seeing more cold fronts starting to push through the great lakes. what that's going to do especially by friday is we're going to see more rain along the front, especially upstate new york. if you're going to go up to the parts of the foliage areas, it's going to be a little rainy on friday, but it should be nice. >> you did that for me, kemp, thank you very much. >> former basketball star lamar oudin was found unconscious in a las vegas brat they will.
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he had been at the love ranch since saturday. two women went to check on him tuesday afternoon and found him unresponsive. he spent much of his career with the los angeles lakers and clippers. he also starred in several reality shows with his ex-wife, throwy kardashian. >> the chicago cubs this morning on the sports front, one step closer to the world series after they clinched a spot in the national league championship series, the cubs beating the st. louis cardinals 6-4 in game four of their division series. al jazeera was in the middle of fans celebrating the big win. >> this is what celebration looks like in a town that's been waiting a long time to celebrate, the cubs are one step away from the world series, a place they haven't been since 1945. they haven't even come this close since 2008. if they win the division, then they go to the series, and you don't think that's a big deal, they have not won in the world series since 1908, that's before
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world war i, before world war ii, before you could show a television show. here they believe the curse has been broken and chicago will end up going to the world series. who's going to the world series? >> the chicago cubs are going to the world series! >> you heard it here. these fans believe. >> what? >> the cubs either face the mets or dodgers next week. that series tied at two games apiece. >> coming up next from doha, the latest on this morning's violence in israel and the palestinian territories. protestors have been clark with security forces in bethlehem. these are live pictures we are looking at right now. israel is cracking down in another part of town, in east jerusalem. >> your world this morning is back tomorrow beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. we have it you to have a great
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day. >> thanks for watching. >> this is the news hour from doha. >> israeli soldiers fired tear gas at palestinian protestors in the occupied west bank. the taliban says it's withdrawing from the city of kunduz but warns it can take it back whenever it wants. democratic candidate dates for the u.s. presidential nomination take to the stage for their first

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