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. >> it is important that every step taken will not be seen as giving a prize to terrorism by making this an international. >> the push will continue with talks planned with the palestinian leadership. al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> turning now to the fight against isil. canada's incoming prime minister justin trudeau told president obama that canada will bring home it's planes. the national secures correspondent jamie mcintyre is in washington with more what this means for the anti-isil coalition.
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jamie? >> militarily it's not all that significant. canada contributed four bombers to the campaign, and the other 11 countries who are also conducting strikes in abandoning and syria will pick up the slack. but symbolically an it's a blow. the two countries have worked in the defense of north america in norad one of the few place where u.s. troops are under foreign command. but the newly elected canadian prime minister made it clear he was going to make good on that pledge to end canada's role in the combat mission. >> we talked about canada's continued engagement as a strong member of the coalition against isil, and i committed that we would continue to engage in a
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responsible way that understands how important canada has a role to play in the fight against isil. but he understands the commitments i've made around ending the combat mission. >> canada's contribution of combat planes may not be the only loss to the united states. the prime minister designate trudeau has also promised to withdraw canada from the expensive f-35 fighter plane plan. canada at one point committed to buying 65 of the most expensive weapons program in pentagon history of $100 million. instead, prime minister trudeau will move that money and shore up canada's decrepit navy. the loss of the contract could put the program in more jeopardy because it pushes up the cost of each plane. however, the loss to lockheed
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martin which makes the f-35 could go in favor of boeing. it makes the f-18, and canada may want to buy more of those f-18 planes to refurbish it's fleet. you know, one loss there could be another gain for another company. >> jamie, also today the pentagon announced that u.s. and russia have agreed on rules and restrictions aimed at avoiding accidents in the air over syria. what do they entail? >> well, first of all the pentagon wants to say that this agreement, which is what it is, is just a memorandum of understanding. the pentagon does not agree with anything that russia is doing in syria. these are just very simple rules of the road or rules of the air, if you will, to make sure that u.s. and russian pilots don't have accidents or incidents in the air. they involve having a common radio frequency and a backup system on the ground in case they can't talk. but the pentagon said if russia
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adheres to these new procedures there won't be a need for two pilots to talk because they won't be near each other, and they'll stay a safe distance apart. now to the desperate journeys the refugees are making to europe. the small nation of sow lean gentleman may call in for the refugees crossing through on their with a to european nations. >> the progress has been hampered by bad weather and official restrictions but on tuesday the pressure of numbers reached critical mass on the slovenia, austrian border. more than 2,000 men, women and children gave up waiting and came streaming down a hill towards the austrian front tear. >> we tell them that we want to go. we don't want anything. we just want to go to complete our journey. >> austrian soldiers and police
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strung up barriers across the road. they used mega phones to call for calm. the atmosphere was anything but calm. this group behind me has come walking down the street they're not registered for the austrian side, and they're pushing their way through. clearly it's not going to succeed but the authoritiys are having difficulty maintaining order. >> the breaking point of hundreds more refugees to the slovenia border camp hosting 2500 people. >> these people came to my heart. i empty my closet. i took all the children stuff because i have small children, child, and bring them here,
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brought them here to help people because they are wet. >> slovenia, a country of just two million people said it cannot cope with the numbers arriving from croatia, and they continue to outstrip the numbers allowed onward to austria. the police have reinforced their capability and have brought riot vehicles along the border. austria denies restricting numbers, the police say they're processing refugees as quickly as the system allows. >> because we want them to have aid. to have food, and so that they can they can continue to--we need to have a correct procedure. >> the police don't lack compassion but it seems that the system cannot keep up with the
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reality. for this group the journey is almost over. they're boarding coaches. they'll be taken into austria, they'll be taken closer to their destination of germany. >> here in the united states there is new guidance for women and mammograms. the american cancer society now says that women should start getting mammograms at age 45. that's five years later than the previous recommendation. an estimated 12% of all u.s. women will get breast cancer. lisa stark in washington with more on the new recommendation. lisa? >> well, john there, is disagreement of when women should start getting mammograms. as you said for years the recommendation was start at age 40. then a few years ago a task force said no, 50, now they're saying age 45. this could create a lot of confusion for women as they try to figure out what is best for their health.
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>> for millions of women it's an annual routine. a mammogram to screen for bes for--breast cancer. it was recommended that screening start at age 40. but now new guidelines. >> we know that the debates are going to continue to start mammography. this guideline makes it clear that by age 45 all women should begin screening. that's where the benefits outweigh the harms. >> those potential harms are false positive where something suspicious leads out to be nothing but leads to extra tests and treatment and anxiety for women. >> i would rather have a lifetime of false positives than catch the disease at a later stage. i think my family would agree, to. >> this woman has a family history of the disease. so the new guidelines would not apply to her.
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she said that the problem is many women don't even know they're at high risk, so she believes earlier screening is critical. >> and so it's confusing to know what doctors should do, and i think as a patient it's even more confusing when you walk into a doctor's office. there is also the unturnty with regard to insurance companies, whether they will be covering number grams given at an earlier age or not. >> in addition to raising the age for initial screening, the cancer society calls for annual screenings at ag to age 45, then after that every other year. some worry about the impact of all the different advice and recommendations. >> that is the biggest proper, i think, that women are going to throw up their hands and say
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nobody knows what to do and just forget about it all together. that's what we really don't want to have happen. >> there is little disagreement on one thing. under certain circumstances mammograms can help save lives. >> now trying to find some common ground the american college of obstetrician and gynecologists are holding a big conference in january. the american cancer society will be there. other groups will be there. the hope is that they can come to some consensus agreement with more guidelines when they can truly begin these mammograms and how often to have them. >> breast cancer survival rates have been steadily improving. in 1975, 75% survived five years after the diagnosis. 20 years later that figure rows to 86%. now it's closing in on 90%. a physician and assistant professor of obstetrics,
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gynecology and repro duc reproductive medicine. >> thank you for having me. >> this sounds confusing. are you surprised some women think that, you know, what should i do? >> i'm not surprised that women are confused, or oh, my god, this is like shaking up their whole system because they've gotten used to it. from a medical perspective it nations sense. the most refreshing part of these guidelines is that they're not putting them out as a doctrine or a demand as this is what you must do. they're saying niece are our recommendations and then boldly and securely say throughout their paper that it should be used as a reference point, and that it should be still be left up to the patient and doctor to make the decision as to what type of screening the women are going to have. >> if a woman and her doctor decide they need it earlier,
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then that's okay? >> that's absolutely okay. they specifically state that we want to provide flexibility. we want to provide guidance. we're not saying this is a demand. >> where does this come from? >> the information is coming from a couple of folds. one, why are we starting at age 45? the women between the ages of 40 and 44 have a higher risk of having false positives when they have mammograms. that's why they took away those four years. from the age 45 to 54 they recommend yearly mammograms. the reason why is pre-menopausal women are higher risk of developing cancer that are rapidly growing. and then women who are past the age of 55 who are postmenopausal has higher risk of slow-growing cancer, in which case having a two-year interval between mammograms makes sense. even if they develop a cancer in that two-year cancer, it's a slow-growing cancer. >> is this based on information
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that medical experts have learned over the years? no survival rates are encouraging. >> absolutely. these studies, and the reason why 2003 was the last american cancer society guideline. they have gathered data from observational studies, and most importantly, from studies where they followed women long term, and those long-term data give us information about women's mortality. >> what do you attribute the survival rates to? >> well, a couple of things. >> the increase in survivals. >> some of it is at a probably early detection that mammography has improved. we know that it saves lives. but in addition our treatments have improved dramatically. and so--thank god for that. science is changing every day. we're learning more and more about cancers on a daily base. so our treatments have improved dramatically, and so the combination.
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>> women who come in your office, you'll tell them? >> first and foremost, it's important that you have to do a risk assessment. you have to say, all right, you don't have family history. you don't have genetic risk. you never had cancer yours, you're a low-risk patient. i feel comfortable with you starting at age 45. if that makes your hair on your arms stand up, then we can start at 40. but the studies support that. >> thank you, it's good to see you. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> waste water from oil production used to water the crops you eat. >> safety tests are inconclusive that consumers might be consuming chemicals and not realize it. >> the young man with a famous name who will lead canada.
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>> we await a press conference from republican congressman paul ryan. he's going to talk about whether or not he's going to run for speaker of the house next.
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>> new concerns about the produce you eat grown in california. the drought puts a spotlight on farmers using waste water from oil productions to irrigate their fields. environmental groups are asking
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questions. jennifer london has more. >> it is scary. i'm a vegan so i only eat crops. >> the food that i'm eat something safe. >> i don't know if people want to eat something that has been tainted with chemicals. >> if you have oranges, grapes or almonds in your kitchen it's likely they came from kern county, and this is the water that helped to irrigate those crops. if you think that black shiny sheen looks like oil, you're right. they buy it each day 90 armers use it to irrigate their field. it's been happening for two decades. but as the drought worsens some environmental groups are asking what is in the water. >> you see that pipe where it comes out? that's from the eight-mile cheveron pipe. >> scott smith chief scientists with the group water defense
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took me on a tour of the irrigation canal. cheveron has treated this water and considers it clean. still you can see and smell the oil. the strong smell of oil that is overwhelming, what is that telling us? >> it's telling that's there is dangerous volatile chemicals in the air. >> he spent a lot of time collecting water samples for testing. >> from the testing we've done it appears as though the harmful chemicals are not removed. >> what are those chemicals? >> they include meth lane chloride, and dichlorobenzine. i know these chemicals are considered toxic, poison thousanpoisonpoisonous and cancerous. the tests came back with oil
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mashed up in the oil found in the canal. >> we wanted to ask those in charge if the test results are harmful, but the lea the water quality board told us to talk with the regional board which declined our request for an interview. they said month data was needed for safety but referred questions to the regional board as well. california department of agriculture said they don't have jurisdiction over water. which leaves us to a cooperative managed by local farmers to acquire and difficulty up irrigation water to farms in kern county. >> this water is very safe. >> when go along the canal system you can smell the oil and there is an oil slick.
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what are the booms there for? >> the booms are there to contain any oil that may come through. this is not a perfect process, there may be some oil that comes through. these boons will contain it so it doesn't get out in the irrigation systems. >> most oil fields produce water. >> cheveron did not return our phone calls or e-mails. but in this promotional video saying so-called produced water is safe. >> through the process of gravity separation the water and oil virtually separate. >> in april cheveron conducted it's own tests which found elevated levels of acetone but unlike water defense test found no trace of methylene chloride. >> why didn't they test the water that is going directly to the water. >> well, they have been testing for the oil and greece contaminants, and those are far
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below the standards set by the regional board. that's as far as any of us look. >> should you have looked farther? >> we are now. we're putting together a task force or technical advisory committee to look into other things that we should look at to ensure this water is as safe as we think it is. >> why weren't those tests specifically required from the beginning? >> they were not required. >> oil and irrigation science at this say they believe the water is safe and without it 90 farmers would be forced to fall low their fields. >> we need to find any drop of water that is suitable and will not be a problem for human health. will not an problem for plant health to allow us to irrigate our crops. because we do not have enough water. >> the issue of using produced water makes farmers skittish, and it is not something that they want to talk about. we reached out to more than 20,
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the majority didn't return our phone calls, and none of the farmers wanted to be interviewed on camera. the farmers may not want to talk, but shoppers at the farmers' market had plenty to say. >> people feel helpless when it comes to that kind of stuff. they feel like they don't have control over the crops that they consume. >> jennifer london, al jazeera, kern county, california. >> and we turn back to politics. congressman paul ryan speaking o on capitol hill. many encouraging him to seek the speakership. >> for the next speaker to be successful. i made a few asks for what i think is necessary. and i asked my colleagues to hear back from them by the end of the week.
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our next speaker has to be a visionary one. we need to up our house rules so everyone can be a more effective representative. this is, after all, the people's house. we need to do this as a team. and it needs to include fixes that ensure that we do not experience constant leadership challenges and crises. third, we as a conference should unify now and not after divisive speaker election. the last point, last point is personal. i cannot and i will not give up my family time. i may not be on the road as often as previous speakers, but i pledge to try to make up for it with more time communicating our vision, our message. what i told members is if you can agree to these requests, and if i can truly be an unifying
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figure, then i will gladly serve. if i'm not unifying, that will be fine as well. i'll be happy to stay where i am at the ways and means committee. here is how i see it. it is our duty to serve the people the way they deserve to be served. it is our duty to make the tough decisions this country needs to get our nation back on track. the challenges we face today are too difficult and too demanding to turn our backs and walk away. global terror, war on multiple fronts, a government grown unaccountable, unconstitutional, out of touch. persistent poverty, sluggish economy, flat wages, a skyrock skyrocketing debt, but we cannot take on these challenges alone. now more than ever we must work together. all of us are representatives of
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the people. all people. we have been entrusted by them to lead. and yet the people we serve, they do not feel that we're delivering on the job that they hired us to do. we have become the problem. if my colleagues can trust me to be the speaker, i want us to become the solution. one thing i've learned from my up bringing is that nothing is ever solved by blaming people. we can blame the president. we can blame the media. that's kind of fun sometimes. [ chuckling ] we can point fingers across the aisle. we can dismiss our critics and criticism as unfair. people don't care about blame. people don't care about effort. people care about results. results that are measurable. results that are meaningful. results that make a difference
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in their daily lives. i want to be clear about this. i think that we're still an exceptional country with exceptional people and a republic clearly worth fighting for. the american idea is not too late to save, but we are running out of time. and make no mistake i believe that the ideas and principles of results-driven common sense conservatism are the keys to a better tomorrow. a tomorrow in which all of god's children will be better off than they are today. the idea that the role of a federal government is not to facilitate dependency, but to create an environment of opportunity for everyone. the idea that government should do less and do it better. the idea that those who serve should say what they mean and mean what they say. the principle that we should all determine the course of our own
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lives instead of seeding that right to those who think they're better than the rest of us. yes, we will stand and we will fight when we must, and surely this presidency will require that. a commitment to natural rights. a commitment to common sense, to compassion, to cooperation when rooted in genuine conviction and principle is a commitment to conservatism. let me close by saying i considered to do it with reluctance. i mean that in the most personal of ways. like many of you, jen and i have children who are in the formative foundational years of their lives. i generally worry about the consequences that my agreeing to serve will have on them. will they experience the viciousness and instability that we all face here on a daily basis? my greatest worry, my greatest
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worry is the consequence of not stepping up. of some day having my own kids ask me when the stakes were so high why didn't you do all you could do. why didn't fight for my future when you had a chance to do so? none of us wants to hear that question, and none of us should ever have to. i have shown my colleagues what i think success looks like. what i think it takes to unify and lead and how my family commitments come first. i have left this decision in their hands. and should they agree with these requests, then i'm happy and i'm willing to get to work. thank you. chad? [ inaudible question ] >> this is not a job i've ever
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wanted, ever sought. i'm in the job that i wanted in congress. i came to the conclusion that this is a dire moment not just for congress, not just for the republican party, but for our country. i think our country is in desperate need of leadership. >> what assurances do you have that you won't be the next one? >> i lied i laid out for our conference what i think it takes to have a successful speakership, and it's in their hands. i'll leave it up to my colleagues to decide if i'm that unifying person. that's what we always do. >> in terms of an unanimous vote. >> i laid it out with our conference about all the various groups, having their endorsement and being that unifying candidate. i'm not going to get into that
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now. that's something that has to be done as a conference as a whole by consensus. thank you. appreciate. >> republican congressman paul ryan of wisconsin clearly appears to have made a decision, changed his mind about whether or not he's going to run for speaker of the house. he has some conditions. we have the professor of campaign management at new york university and frequent guest on our program, surprise, he turned around. >> he turned around. he was feeling so much pressure for the last week and a half to run, and i think he has done what he needed to do. it seems like he went home to wisconsin, and he said these are the five conditions that the caucus needs to meet if they want me to serve, and if they're willing to do that he has given a friday deadline to come to some understanding and agreement. >> what do you mean by coming to understanding before now? would he get out on stage and risk this, hang it all out there? >> well, it's hard to tell.
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i think he probably has a sense that he is the top dog, the only one that most people can get behind, so he's probably not going out on too much of a limb, but that said you have some members of the freedom caucus that is not thrilled that he may be the next speaker. >> we'll wait for the reaction, but i assume in the next couple of days that they'll have to say yay or nay. >> they'll have to say yay or nay and meet those conditions. that said, those conditions are not written in stone. if they agree with them now and then he becomes speaker they could go back on them in the future. could be facing the same problems that john boehner faced before him. >> some republicans have complained that group has gone back on their word before. >> we have heard that before. and he wants to unify the freedom caucus, the tuesday caucus and the study group. he said if they can get behind me then i will do this thing.
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i think for paul ryan he's trying to make a play that the back bencher who is want more power they may not get it unless they come to some wider agreement. and those are some of the conditions he has put toward. >> stand by a second. i want to talk to you about another story. we're expecting vice president bide ton announce in the next day or so whether he's going to join the race for president. biden sounded like a candidate in washington touting his foreign policy record. he talked about his role in the osama bin laden raid, and back then he was against the raid. biden said that that was not the case. >> well, i said i think we should make one more pass with another uav to see if it is him. i didn't want to take a position to go if that was not where he was going to go. as we walked out of the room and walked upstairs, i told him my opinion.
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that he should follow his instincts. but imagine if i said don't go or go, and his decision was a different decision. it under cuts that relationship. >> biden had lunch with president obama today, but it was a closed session, at least closed to the media, so it was not known what they talked about. so, jeanie, we have vice president biden tinkering with this. is there a chance he'll get in this race. >> i think there is a chance he'll get in this race, but i don't see if a pass forward as a strategist unless something happens with the fbi investigation with hillary clinton. that said reading the tea leaves with joe biden is very hard. he has been running his whole life. the idea that he would step back now, his last shot there, is a chance he might do it. >> why didn't he get in sooner? >> well, i think he has been trying to make a very tough decision.
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he sees the reality of this situation, which is hillary clinton is the favorite candidate, and you have a very popular bernie sanders on the other side. i think he's struggling with his pass forward. you look at the latest polls, 38% of the democrats think he should not run at this point. i think he must feel conflicted, and i don't think anybody knows what he's going to do. >> one candidate dropped out of the democratic race, senator jim webb. taking the race on as an independent, but do you think its possible? >> no, i don't think its possible. to run as an independent and make head way, i don't see him getting in the low double digits. he is he 1% in the democratic race, and it requires a lot of money. and independents in this country do not win. it's not a viable option, if it was we would see donald trump and some very wealthy people run as independents. >> he could still run. >> he still could. >> jeanie, always good to see you. thank you very much.
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president obama spoke with justin trudeau, canada's new prime minister. telling the president he planned to pull canada out of the fight against isil. daniel lak reports. >> his stirring election victory behind him, justin trudeau is getting ready for government. first another rally to thank supporters who gave him his majority. among the projects that got him here, the withdraw of canadian fighter aircraft from the u.s.-led bombing campaign against isil in iraq and syria. >> i spoke with president obama, and we talked about canada's continued engagement as a strong member of the coalition against isil, and i committed that we would continue to engage in a responsible way. but he understands the commitments i've made around ending the combat mission. >> mr. trudeau didn't say when he might bring canadian
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warplanes home from the middle east. there was something else that he said he would do, improve relations with the united states. >> stay we're bringing forward a motion. >> when stephen harper committed fighter jets to the u.s.-led air campaign mr. trudeau said that canada should not be in combat but providing aid and training. it was clear that the obama administration didn't want changes in the coalition. >> they've made an important contribution thus far, and we're deeply appreciative of them bringing their talent and skill and expertise to that effort, and we hope that we can continue to count on their on going support for this important mission. >> as world leaders give congratulations to mr. trudeau, foreign policy, climate change and energy policy are already looming large even before his government is formed. >> there is really two questions being put to him right away.
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one, do you really mean that you don't want to help us with isil? and do you really expect me to do anything on keystone xl? he's in a tough spot on both of those things. >> many canadians voted for trudeau because he promised to reduce canadian greenhouse gas emissions, particularly heading into the climate summit in paris this year. but the tar sand is vital to the economy. almost every area of engagement with the world there are tough decisions ahead. >> americans may know the trudeau family name, but they don't know much about the canadian leader. the unusual path he took to win. >> a fresh face with a familiar name steps out on to the world stage. justin trudeau, the son of pierre trudeau, the beloved prime minister. before he was a teacher,
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snowboard instructor. and once reaching public office he certainly wasn't shy. >> going shirtless at a charity boxing match, that is after he gave his opponent a senator, a bloody nose. revealing a tattoo. he may be the first canadian prime minister with one. by the time trudeau put on a trip tease for auction. >> let's talk about justin. >> opponents have blasted him as all style and no substance. >> nice hairdo. >> but he turned the table in his own commercials. >> so remember, nice hair, no matter what. >> and voters like his fresh message. >> it's time for a change in this country, my friends. a real change speaking at his father's funeral in 2000 propelled him back to the public eye. he became a law make center 2008
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and took over the foun floundering party and propelled it to the top. >> there are a lot of people in canada who would rather have a non-conservative administration more than anything else. that by far is the most political objective. he so he's benefiting a huge amount from that. >> he wants to fight climate change, raise taxes on the rich, legalize marijuana, and pull canada's planes out of the coalition launching airstrikes against isil. >> you spoke. you want a government with a vision and an agenda for this country that is positive and ambitious and hopeful. >> at 43 he's canada's second youngest prime minister. married with three young kids. who are around the age he was when his father was in office. >> justin was invited to sit besides. >> now he represents a different direction for canada bringing
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new ideas and a long legacy. jonathan betz, al jazeera. >> an alabama judge is under fire for ordering people to give blood or go to jail. he's accused of telling people who could not afford to pay fines that they could donate blood. he even had a mobile blood bank parked outside of his courthouse. the law center filed an ethics complaint calling his actions unconstitutional. there are new details tonight in a deadly officer-involved shooting over the weekend at a florida roadside where the victim was tending to his broken down car. paul beben is here with that. >> 72 hours after this shooting there is still more questions than answers. but here's what we do know. after playing a late-night show with his van, cory jones' car broke down in the wee hours of sunday morning on i-95 in delray beach, florida. a police officer there pulled over to check out the situation and seconds later cory jones was
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dead. >> so far it's hard to nail down exactly what happened early sunday morning in delray beach, but one thing seems certain. tensions and emotions are rising in the wake of the death of 31-year-old cory jones. the president of palm beach county's police benevolent association said that the officer involved is getting death threats. he blames the police chief for not being transparent. >> what happened in ferguson, remember, it was days before the police chief and the administration came out. and spoke about the event. this is what i didn't want to have happen. that's why i had to get on the media outlet to give the chief a little kick in the butt. >> jones' family is also pushing for more details. >> what would you say to the officer who shot cory? >> you're facing them right now. >> well, i would plead to him to tell the truth, the truth is
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going to make you free. >> but palm beach garden's police chief said that his hands are tied. >> at this time this is really all we can say without trying to interfere with the investigations. >> what the police have said is that officer knew man rajah was in plain closed duty when he stopped at 3:15 sunday for a closer loom at what he thought was an abandoned car on i-95. that's when the officer was suddenly con fronted by an armed subject. the officer discharged his firearm, resulting in the death of the subject. local tv station wpbf citing a police source is reporting the officer told investigators he fired after jones pulled a gun. and that when jones took off running, he saw a laser site on the gun and fired again. at tuesday's press conference the chief provided more details about a weapon recovered at the scene. >> a handgun was found at the scene as was the box in which it
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was purchased. mr. jones purchased the handgun three days before the officer-involved shooting. >> the shooting happened after jones and his band wrapped up a gig on sunday. >> everything seemed normal. cory was completely himself. >> jones was a well-known drummer who played in several bands and worked as a city property inspector. he did have a concealed weapons permit but they didn't think that he carried a gun. he was a quiet mellow man who mentored black youth. family and friends say they won't give up until the whole truth comes out. >> the vehicle the officer was driving did not have a dash camera and officers with the police department do not wear body cameras. so we will not see that kind of evidence. there is a report tonight in the palm beach post that the worry theory is that there was a misunderstanding because the
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officer was in plain clothes and in an unmarked car and there may have been confusion about who was approaching who. two men said that they were the subject of police abuse. the police deny the accusations. commissioner, so you saw holman. tell us what you think its like. >> i think it's a dark place. it's a place that warrants the justice department to actually come in and do an independent review of these allegations that that have been uncovered by the guardian newspaper. i think that what i saw was actually disturbing.
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i left the place with more questions than i had answers. the jail conditions are something that i had never seen before. inside any lock up in the city of chicago. >> what was unusual about it? >> what was unusual about it is that it looked like something from the medieval times, or something from the third world. they actually have the kind of restraints that are attached to benches in the lock up. and they have two separate lock ups if you will. the actual place, it is dark and there are no cameras in that area. they have an individual who monitors people 24/7 in that area. >> you asked the justice
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department to investigate. did you hear anything from doj? >> look, we've asked them--this is my second time of writing to them. i wrote to them back in february when the initial allegations came forward through the guardian, and then of course it was attorney general eric holder. to date i have not received a response, neither has congressman danny davis received a response. so today i actually wrote a letter to the new attorney general, loretta lynch, urging her to take a look at these allegations. >> the policemen spokesman said that the allegation of physical violence as part of interviews with suspect is unequivocally false. it is u offensive, and it is not supported by any facts whatsoever. >> they encouraged the justice department to come in from the top-to-bottom review of the
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police department and the detention facility. the allegations are that over the last 11 years, over 7,000 people detained in that facility, many of those individuals denied the right to counsel. >> what does holman say about policing in chicago if those allegations are true? >> well, it says that we're in a bad place in chicago. and it says that we need new leadership at the police department in chicago. it also says that, you know, a lot of people ought to be terminated, and that we need to start over. look, we would expect these practices in a third world country, not in the united states of america. not in the city of chicago, which happens to be the home of president obama. >> commissioner, good to see you. thank you very much for being with us tonight. >> thank you very much. >> in brazil a new report is raising concern about that country's prison system. antonio mora is here with that. >> john, human rights watch has come out with a very disturbing report about the deplorable
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conditions it found when it paid a visit to some of brazil's prisons. not only were they overcrowded, they were often overrun by gangs with inmates facing constant threat of violence. we spoke about the conditions they found in one prison. >> 60 people with six beds. one window and one toilet. people would have to sleep on the floor. there is not enough space on the floor so they would sleep sitting up. >> that type of overcrowding also leads to health concerns the fact that brazilian inmates are 100 times more likely to have tuberculosis than the general population. >> a very important story. stay tune for it in the next hour, antonio thank you. building excitement, the final "star wars" trailer has movie goers delighted, fast, slick, highly produced.
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the history of movie previews over the 100 years.
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>> well, it's been a banner year for hollywood with films grossing $8 billion. for audience it's all about the story. for marketers it's about selling the story. that's why they turn to movie trailers, a staple of the industry for more than 100 years. the force awakens has arrived. a heart-bumping movie trailer with all the bells and whistles needed to guarantee box office gold. >> it will attack and devour. >> trailers tease and tantaliz tantalized, and more often than not they can make or break a film. >> it's simple. kill the batman. >> shown now before the opening credits, they originally were
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featured after the movie hence the name trailer. the first trailer debuted in 1913 for a short film called "the pleasure seekers." just three years later they were a hollywood fixture. some are classic in their own right. >> how much. >> take "casablanca" or "psycho." >> well, it's too horrible to describe. >> all right, now, get in crash positions. >> a few manage to give everything away. and instead of scaring us, they had audiences in stitches. >> johnny, what do you make out of this? >> this? well, i can make this or a broach. >> the new "star wars" trailer is a big budget affair. and it's light years away from the franchise's very first one
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from 1976. >> well, that's our broadcast. thank you for watching. i'm john seigenthaler. the news continues with antonio mora.
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