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researchers say they may have evolved somewhere near what is now nepal and mongolia. they looked at the dna from strays. it's thought dogs originally derived from wild wolves that were gradually tamed and used by humans for hunting. more news on our website, of course, ♪ a new course north of the border, justin trudeau now leading canada's government. what the biggest political change in a decade will mean for the u.s. a stabbing attack sparking new tensions in the occupied west bank. the u.n. secretary general making a surprise visit to that region. a florida man breaks down on
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the side of a road, and is shot and killed by a plained-clothes police officer. why authorities are investigating just what happened. ♪ this is al jazeera america live in new york city. i'm del walters. there is a changing of the guard in canada this morning. voters there ending nearly a decade of conservative leadership. instead liberal leader, justin trudeau winning in a landslide. his victory means big changes in canada that could directly effect the u.s. >> canadians from all across this great country sent a clear message tonight. it's time for a change in this country, my friends. a real change. [ cheers and applause ] >> at 43, trudeau is now the second youngest prime minister in canada's history. al jazeera's john terrett is in
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toronto with more on what this means for the u.s. and canada. >> reporter: there is a distinct difference between prime minister elect trudeau and the outgoing prime minister harper. trudeau is much more on the environmental same page as president obama, so the forthcoming u.n. paris summit will mean much more. prime minister harper always pushing back on climate change argument, saying it is bad for jobs. he is in favor of the trans-pacific trade agreement. and also trudeau is talking about pulling canadian jets out of the u.s.-lead coalition currently bombing isil targets in the middle east. but for now, canadians seeing red, it's a new day in canada.
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the polls didn't really predict it, everybody here is waking up to a completely new political era which starts in ten day's time when the prime minister elect becomes the countries 23rd prime minister. justin trudeau campaigning on raising the taxes on the richest 1% in canada. here in the u.s. vice president joe biden could be one step closer to deciding whether he will run for president. he will likely make his announcement in the coming days. he has beening sending mixed signals, but as david shuster tells us he has been meeting with supporters. >> reporter: last night, joe biden met with his closest political aids and advisors, we are told they discussed a run for the presidential nomination. if he did make a decision last night or early this morning, so far it has not leaked out.
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several strategists have acknowledged in order for the vice president to participate this weekend in iowa in a big event, biden will need to make his intentions clear within about 24 hours. furthermore a decision will need to be made soon to meet the first filing deadlines coming next week. getting on the ballot in some states requires organizing thousands of signatures. if vice president biden decides to run, several supporters believe the news will be leaked out or declared as early as today. starting on wednesday night, much of the political world will begin to focus on hillary clinton's testimony on thursday in front of a house select committee on benghazi. clinton's troubles stemming from that attack in libya, are among the reasons biden has even considered challenging her in the first place. members of the house-select
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committee have said that new revelations are coming. so even if biden is now leaning against the presidential race, his strategists believe he will wait and see what happens in thursday's hearing. the clinton campaign, of course, would love for bide tone say he is not running, and to announce that before thursday. the idea is that it would diminish some of the hearings political interest and significance. but the significant for clinton and other democrats will ratchet higher if biden enters the race, and if he does seek the presidential nomination, his supporters expect a clear signal that he is in as early as today. david shuster, al jazeera. we could soon be seeing a third-party candidate as well. former virginia senator jim webb saying he may run as an independent. he is polling in the low single digits. he also complained about not getting enough air time to speak at last week's debate.
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a new poll showing donald trump is keeping his lead among primary voters. on that ticket the presidential hopeful ranking number 1. but ben carson not par behind. and marco rubio is now in third place. the department of homeland security also saying that trump and carson requesting protection from the secret service. both candidates are known for controversial remarks, and also draw large crowds around the country. an investigation is underway in florida this morning where a police officer shot and killed a 31-year-old man, and police say the man had a weapon, but those who knew the man don't buy it. john henry smith has more. >> this is a big blow. a big blow. >> reporter: as this prayer vigil went on, the drum set sat
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entity. the man who played them was shot dead sunday by a police officer. >> he worked hard. he was everything you needed in a son. >> jones and his band, the future presidents played their final gig just after midnight. >> everything seemed normal. corey was completely himself. >> reporter: hours later jones' car broke down. around 2:00 am he called a band mate for help, and then he called a tow truck. but while he was wearing this officer wearing plane clothes and driving an unmarked car, stopped to investigate what he said he thought was an an abandoned car. in a state they said quote:
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police have not said what sort of weapon jones had. jones did have a cline police record, but also had a permit for a gun. friends say he was not a violent person. >> i don't understand how anyone could ever perceive corey as -- as a threat, whatsoever. he is the most level-headed calm, kind person. >> he never got in any trouble. he was a very, very good kid. >> reporter: jones' family and friends say they plan to keep pushing for answers. >> we just ask for the congregation to pray and that we can, you know, get some type of closure to this. john henry smith, al jazeera. also this morning a pro-gun group saying it will take its case to the supreme court. new york and connecticut passing bans on semiautomatic weapons and those large-capacity magazines that followed the sandy hook shootings. the court, though, did strike
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down some provisions, including a connecticut ban on a particular type of rifle that has to be recocked each time it is shot. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is on his way to meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netenyahu this afternoon. and yes, it has been another day of violence in israel and the palestinian territories. these are live images coming out of bethlehem. we're learning that two palestinian were killed in the occupied west bank, and two israelis were injured. police say a palestinian tried to hit them with his car. al jazeera's stephanie decker is live for us in jerusalem. and what more do we know about that violence we're seeing once again in the occupied west bank. >> reporter: hi, del, as you mentioned there has been three incidents today. the day is not over yet in the occupied west bank. the first of them, the raelly
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army says palestinian tried to stab a soldier, and he was shot dead on the scene. it's hard to say what actually happened. the actual driver of the truck got out and said it was an accident, and turned himself in. and then the ramming south of bethlehem, a civilian lightly injured, and the attacker apparently according to the army tried to stab the two and was shot on the scene as well. it is incredibly tense. also in bethlehem around 500 people are protesting. this is really quite big by the standards in the occupied west bank. we see a lot of clashes, but usually we see 40, 50, maybe 100 or so. so 500 is big by standards.
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so it shows how tense the situation is. how tense it remains. also here in jerusalem, incredibly intense. everyone is suspicious of everyone. neighborhoods are sealed off. people can't move around freely. they are being body frisked. >> au.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is there in the region. is there any indication he will be able to do something. >> reporter: i think the short answer is no. he will be leaving the meeting with israeli prime minister later today. the palestinian president tomorrow. i think more significantly we'll have to see what comes out of u.s. secretary of state john kerry's meeting. but we have just heard from the
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u.n. secretary general, he held a press conference with the israeli president, and this is what he sad to say. >> violence only begets violence. we must not allow extremists on either side or those who think violence is the answer to further fuel the conflict. beyond the immediate tensions what is missing is the resolve for a political horizon for talks, and political process that delivers real results and hope. >> reporter: well, real results and hope is something that is desperately needed at a time when the situation here is incredibly tense. most people palestinians will tell you that this has been ebbing and flowing, the violence for half a century now, during the occupation, and if there is no real sign of renewed negotiations to try to british an end to the occupation, the palestinians getting their own
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state, that we will see tensions like this ebb and flow and perhaps only get worse. >> stephanie thank you very much. america's top military officer is meeting with u.s. commanders in iraq today. he is there trying to get an update on the fight against isil. down playing the chances that russia expanding its air strikes against isil into iraq. this is his first trip to the region since taking the job earlier this month. and the fbi looking into reports that a teenager hacked the head of the cia. he teenager said he got into the personal email account of the cia head. jeh johnson's personal email was compromised. students deciding whether to take down the state flag with
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its confederate symbol. and refugees finding other ways to get into europe, including along the serbia, croatia border.
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>> governments secretly paying ransoms. >> we were told never to disclose that they actually paid. >> are they saving lives or putting more at risk? slovenia is trying to cope with more and more people crossing its borders this morning from croatia. slovenia saying it could soon deploy the army to help limit
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the number of refugees. authorities also easing restrictions on the border between serbia and croatia. and that's where our correspondent is. are they dealing with more than they expected? >> reporter: well, it seems so. right now there are -- i would say around 500 people, newly arriv arriv arrived refugees on the border. they had to walk from the border to here. it's a distance of around 10 miles of walk. so they were expecting buses that were going to pick them up. police transferred in their own vehicles women and children and people in need, those who are ill, but others had to talk to here, and pretty nervous with that situation, but buses from here have all been sent filled
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with refugees who were already in this camp towards slovenia. croatia, said it had received 10,000 refugees per day with 5,000 that, that they can accommodate here in this refugee camp, and other 5,000 people need to -- to be on the move. they need to transfer them towards slovenia, but now the problem is that slovenia said it can only receive 1,500 people per day. so it's clear that some problems could be expected. croatian interior minister said they are expecting a meeting in two days, that all policy directors from european countries which are faced with this refugee crisis are going to meet and they are expecting some decisions after that meeting. right now they just can receive and send all of these people
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constantly towards western europe. >> if i can get you to turn around, it appears that people are being plucked from the crowd, is that the case? what you are seeing? >> reporter: now police is trying to keep them here. because they need to go through a registration process. after that they are going further into the camp. i was there a couple of hours ago about they get registered, then they are given some food, hot drinks and other supplies, and medical assistance. there are two tents for these people. and many are actually ill because they were out for hours, and they were walking with -- some of them were walking in socks.
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so you can only imagine. it's really cold here, and they are just not prepared. right now police is holding them here in front of the camp, while the other ones are waiting here on this side would be able to go into the camp. there are right now around 2,000 people -- 2,000 refugees in the camp and it has a capacity of 5,000. >> ivan thank you very much. ohio putting executions on hold now at least until 2017. state officials saying they can't replenish their supply of lethal drugs. ho -- ohio and other states struggling to get the drugs they need. the 2014 ohio execution leaving the inmate gasping for air in his final moments of life. an investigation into air
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bags is continuing. more than 19 million cars have been brought in for repairs so far, and that is in the u.s. the faulty inflaters have been linked to at least eight deaths and more than 100 injuries around the world. more questions over public displays of the confederate flag. today ole miss is voting on whether to take that flag down there. >> reporter: in recent days the debate turned into a shouting match over the vote to take down the state flag at ole miss. ♪ hey, hey, good-bye >> reporter: hundreds of students and faculty members have urged the university of mississippi to stop flying the flag. but today's vote faces some
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opposition, an online petition asks people to rise up and push back on political correctness. mississippi has been asked to change the design in the past. in a statement the college writes: ole miss is one of several schools, states and municipalities now taking steps to get rid of the confederate symbol. >> first of all -- >> reporter: those defending the flag say it represents southern heritage. >> i'm proud of my family. and i'm proud of being in the u.s., and having the freedom to display whatever flag i'm allowed to display. >> reporter: opponents see the flag as a system boll of white supremacy and slavery.
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south carolina's slate ur voted to remove it from state grounds. in september nearly two dozen students out of virginia high school were suspended for wearing clothing with the confederate flag, a violation of the school's dress code. the state of virginia has also made it illegal to drive with a confederate license plate. the dmv gave motorists until october 4th to change their plates. it is a trial nearly 40 years in the making, the crime that inspires the movie "good fellas" is being played out in real life in a mafia trial. ♪
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>> i've been asked to keep my voice down
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cause we are so close
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♪ause we are so close a robbery that was made famous by the movie "goodfellas" is playing out in real life inside a courtroom this week. it was almost 40 years ago that millions in cash and jewels were stolen from new york's busiest airport. and now the notorious gangster is on trial. >> reporter: it is the organized crime caper immortalized in martin scorsese's mob masterpiece, "goodfellas." >> these are the guys that jimmy put together for what was the biggest heist in history. >> reporter: the actual heist went down in 1978. there was an hold up of historic proportions. >> reporter: when a gang made
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off with $5 million in cash and another million is jewelry from a lufthansa cargo building at new york kennedy's airport. >> authorities believe this to be the largest robbery in american history. nearly 40 years later this man appeared in a brooklyn federal courtroom on trial for his real life role in what was then a record rippoff. investigators found an empty black van but never found the loot or caught the robbers. that was thanks to the mafia code of silence according to this man. >> almost from the start, the authorities knew who did it and how it was done. the problem was getting actually finding them and convicting them. >> reporter: but cracks in the once sacred code have lead to his day in court. witnesses include several
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formersteres even his cousin now cooperating with the government. monday prosecutors called him a gangster through and through. a man who lived a long life of crime. >> there were a not of snitches. people started owning up. they were dropping a dime. at that time that's all it took to make a telephone call, and the fbi and police were getting a lot of dropped dimes on who was involved. >> reporter: the defense team calls the government witnesses untrustworthy turn coats telling jurors once a liar always a liar. among other crimes including arson, exer tortioextortion, an racketeering he is expected of strangling a man to death with a dog chain. his partner in that grizzly murder, the mastermind of the heist played by robert de niro
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in "goodfellas." >> most of the people involved in the case either were killed bumped off, knocked off, or died of natural death. so longevity in the long run did him in. well this morning that 14-year-old suspended for bringing a clook to school is talking instead about meeting the president. >> i told them about how we can help people power electricity on mars. >> it was part of astronomy night at the white house. thanks for watching. i'm del walters in new york. the news continues next from doha, where we will have more on the ongoing violence in the middle east. the death toll now 45 on the palestinian side, 8 on the israeli side. ban ki-moon is in the country right now, urging both sides to find a way to stop the fighting.
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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello from al jazeera's headquarters in doha. this is the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes. tensions flair across the occupied west bank as the u.n. chief calls for an end to the violence between israelis and palestinians. rights groups say russia air strikes in syria have killed dozens of civilians in lattlatt. plus we meet the