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> snuffed out. voters in ohio rejecting a proposal to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, one of several ballot decisions with huge implications across the country. >> authorities about to reveal about the death of an illinois police officer that prompted a massive manhunt a russian cargo plane crashes in south sudan. plus... >> we need to have an honest conversation about how we view and treat women in our society first lady michelle obama calls on world leaders to let girls learn, part of a bigger campaign for women's rights,
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worldwide a big night for conservatives in local and state elections. for the second time in 40 years a republican won the governor's race in kentucky. many see it rahs a referendum -- see it as a referendum in the affordable care act. >> it was an off-year election, voters getting a sign of what may come in the 2016 presidential race. >> we begin in ohio, where voters struck down an attempt to legalize recreational and medical marijuana. bisi onile-ere is there. this was an interesting mix of people that tweeted the measure. >> yes, this is a huge upset for those who before legalized
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marijuana, there were a number of wealthy investors who backed this, spending millions to get the measure past. they were, in the end tweeted. there were a number of law enforcement agency suggests, hospitals, religious groups and schools, vocal against the legalization ofle marijuana, a lot taking issue with the term monopoly, that it was unfair that preselected wealthy investors had preference and had rights to 10 sites throughout the state that would have grown marijuana provisions. a lot of people saying that they didn't feel comfortable with that. i had the opportunity to speak with a local law-maker about this issue, he, too, was on the - took the stance that he was not for the legalization of marijuana, a spoke to him as numbers came in. take a listen. >> ohio voters were on to this plan. they saw it not so much as a
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marijuana legalization plan but an investment driven plan that a few people were trying to insert into the stitt constitution, and they have no place. the electorate was on to it and this had gone through, the amendment would have allowed anyone over the age of 21 to grow their own marijuana plants, but they couldn't sell the proceeds. it's interesting, there were incentives for people who were in favour of this, but clearly it was not enough to sway the vote. >> in fact, even some people that support legalization of marijuana voted against the measure for the reasons you cited. has there been reaction from investors that would have padded their pocket. if this had passed. >> one of the most visible vestors was former 98 degrees
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boys band member, nick lachey saying: i assume that the conversation about legalized marijuana is not over in ohio? >> no, it's not over by any means. for the most part it's now getting started. i heard that from people for legalized marijuana, and those against. i hear that there may be a push to get it back on the ballot in a different form. >> we'll speak to someone behind that initial mfiin the next hour. thank you -- initiative in the next hour the mayor of houston suggesting the fight for l.g.b.t. is not over, the voters rejecting a huge why can rights ordnance that would have extended protections to gay and
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transgender people. a bitter campaign followed. the white house in support of the law san are -- san francisco residents there tweeted an effort stopping air-b&b. melissa chan has more. >> reporter: the company at last counselled spent $8 million fighting propositionist. san francisco is not its top market. air-b&b is across the country and around the world. it's head quartered here. it shouldn't lose and the company must be pleased with the way that people from san francisco voted. it would have been a symbolic loss and substantive one. those pulling together the initiative admitted short-term rentals would have been taken. those that lost said they will try next year. the battle will continue.
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this city faced a housing crisis and tech boom. and it was a well-known tech company. many tried to figure out whether to be confrontational, whether to negotiate or how much to regulate. air b&b was a company operating. voters and the state are having a difficult time trying to figure out what to do air b&b faces legal challenges in other stays, including new york, where they are looking at restrictions on short-term restriction the. >> matt bevan tweeted attorney-general jack conway, and he imposes the implementation of the affordable care act. the programme was alleged to be rolled back. it has expanded in kentucky. these the second kentuckian to win the governorship in kentucky
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and a fin programme under initiative 122 improved. a 100 voucher is handed to the candidate if they agree to spending cuts. the taxpayer funded programme will be the first of its kind. it tightens rules for lobbying justin trudeau will be sworn in as canada's prime minister. he'll be the second-youngest leader and is the son of late prime minister pierre trudeau. he will announce his cabinet. most are expected to be under the age of 50. he promises to tax the rich and rap up infrastructure too boost it economy romania's prime minister resigned after protests following a nightclub fire. thousands took to the streets calling for him to resign. he is already facing trial on
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corruption trials. >> china and taiwan are about to meet. leaders are holding peace talks, the first meeting since they were divided by civil war in 1949. rob mcbride has more from beijing. >> this will be historic for mainland china and thigh wan. it's a culmination of a process. they have been pushing tore closer ties. we have seen it in business terms, communication, transport, millions of tourists travelling back and fourth between taiwan and mainland china. we haven't seen a closeness in diplomatic terms. it is hugely significant and adds a dimension to presidential elections in taiwan. the main party is expected to win the elections.
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this was seen as the last best chance of the historic meeting taking place while he was in power. both sides are cautioning that there will not be any agreement signed at the meeting, it's symbolic, but as symbolism goes, it doesn't get bigger. >> rob mcbride reporting from beijing. the whitehouse welcomes the meeting saying it could reduce tensions. >> ash carter will be boarding a navalship. he is visited u.s.s. "theodore roosevelt", with his malaysian counter part. the pentagon is not saying where it will sail. it's been on patrol in the south china sea. several countries, including china has overlapping claims to the waters and island at least 41 people were killed in south sudan, when a russian made cargo plane
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crashed. it had taken off from the airport in juba. it came down on the banks of the river. it's possible some fishermen on the ground were killed. two people, including crew members and a child survived this morning, egypt is rejecting claims that a russian airliner broke up in the air before it crashed. officials are going through the data collected from the black box. a newsagency saying sounds of chaos could be herd in the cockpit. an egyptian doctor say most bodies were burnt. most have no explosive revenue. 224 people on the jet died when it went down. >> this morning police in northern illinois are about to reveal what they know about the death of a police officer in that area. >> some of you may recall the story, the incident prmpting a man hunt, attracting attention. none of the shooters were found.
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as john henry police report, they know why. >> reporter: before 8am september 1st, the night he was found dead, the officer radioed he stumbled upon three men. >> he informed communications he was in a foot pursuit. his communications lost contact with him. went the responding back up units arrived at the scene, they located the lieutenant injured with a gunshot wound. >> the manhunt shut the area for days, costing the state more than a quarter of a million. two months later police will reveal the results and they'll say that he took his own life. >> joe was the father of four boys, a decorated police officer and an asset to the community. not only did we lose a family member, i lost a friend. >> the lake country sheriff's
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office will only say the investigation yielded conclusive results. they were under review for its conduct and the chief of police resigned days before his death. on the show crime watch daily, his widow said there's no way her husband killed himself. >> there were two shots. somebody is going to kill themselves is not going to shoot thegz twice. >> in september lake forest authorities said the officer was shot twice, one hitting bys bulletproof test. it was found that he died due to a single diff stating wound. >> the officer was planning to retire. his wife said he was deciding about his future up until that day. he applied for a chief's job and planning vacations, things a suicidal man would not do.
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>> it would be hart to accept either way, it must be a shock to the community, he was well-known. >> he was well-known and beloved. he served for 30 years, a leader of the explorer youth training programme and grew up. he was ji joe in part because he was an army veteran. >> john henry smith, thank you a 10-hour mann thunt in georgia is over. jim edward lawry escaped while transporting. they found him. he is awaits charges of a montgomery sheriff who died due to a high speed chase and police say he was shot at a storm is moving the east. let's bring in nicole mitchell.
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>> this is a big chunk of the west under drought continues. the snow pack, we need it for the moisture, and a lot of people liked this. you can see the moisture is hit and miss as it get through the rockies. definitely areas of snow. places like tahoe got, i would say persistently 4-5 inches, here is a look. higher elevations and bigger reports, as much as a foot and a half. i had an email from big sky in montreal saying "e got 20 inches", a lot of people are excited about that at the ski resort areas. as we move this, we have some problems, especially driving concerns as we get further along, where we see the winter storm warnings in colorado, as this moves out, and then as it moves into the central portion of the united states, and picks up some of the gulf moisture, this is where be see strong
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storms into the day, and the moisture in texas which is looking like it will be 2-3 inches, not a lot. and eventually it moves into the east coast. that is enough because of the flooding problems that there's different flood watchings, warnings. here is a look at the moisture, texas, already a day ahead is putting the flood watches up because we have just had so much moisture, even a couple of inches could cause problems the disabled divide. >> the group of american workers earning less than the federal minimum wage, why it's perfectly legal. >> and 20 years later. what if the general turned pacemaker lived. we talk about rabin's legacy. legacy.
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well snapshot of the presidential race, and it looks like democratic front runner hillary clinton could case trouble if going up against ben carson. >> according to a university poll, in that match-up clinton would lose to ben carson by 10 percentage points, 50-40. the poll has her trailling marco rubio, but beating the others. the same poll giving clinton a lead over bernie sanders. with less than 90 days to go, clinton is spending tuesday campaigning in iowa, telling voters she wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $12. the current is $7.75. heir democratic challenger said he would raise it to $15 politics covered at
7:19 am, by marine, who is in washington d.c. . >> good morning. >> with the exception of air b&b, voters in san francisco, even every conservative measure on the ballot. what does it say going into the presidential elections, do republican voters have more passion? >> i think it's hard to extrapolate off-year election results into the national landscape in a presidential year when there's more interest. i expect there to be higher turn out. more tuned in. same with the interesting political dynamics going on, there's a booming tech industry that is eating up a lot of housing and driving up prices, and they had to do with affordable housing. it's difficult. in this situation, definitely, the conservative anti-regulation proposals went occupant. >> what about that, matt bevon,
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a republican winning kentucky. the first time a republican won. >> his democratic opponent up five in the latest polls. bevan ran against obama, and his christian faith, which was the major factor? >> you know, it's hard to say. the south has been turning more red and republican with each passing year, kentucky was a last southern state where a democrat was holding the governorship. he was staunchly conservative and a tea party favourite. and definitely he played up both faith and was the opposition to obama care. high softened a little. we'll see what happens now he's in office. he said he would get rid of medicaid, and now he's dialled it back saying he'll make people pay premiums and no new enrolies
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in the exchanges. again, it's hard to extrapolate. we'll see. >> we have a map that shows what you were talking about. the democrats have the white house, but the republicans control a huge chunk of the governor's mansions. is this the framework for things to come, i guess in the nationwide elections? >> yes, i think that republicans did a good job of planning for the statewide races, dominating state houses and governorships, and this is where a lot of policy is made. it's a point of concern for democrats. whether it indicates, you know, a larger wave, again, is hard to say. it depends on who you talk to. if you talk to democratic analysts, they'll talk about demographics. if you talk to republicans, they point to the state houses in the south, and how republicans have complete dominance in certain regions. >> if there's a theme in the campaign season, it's that the
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outsider has the crowds. should that be a warning to establishment candidates who said he is not quitting. >> i think that there's anger in the electorate, and a lot of people like jed bush, who i imagine thought they'd have an easier time sort of rising to the top of the polls, are finding it's not quite as easy as they might have thought it would be. definitely i think that clinton and jed bush have to be aware of that antiestablishment anger in both parties, and proceed cautiously. >> nar een, covering politics at, thank you very much. >> seattle's schoolboard votes over what time students should go to class. research shows students can do better when the school day starts later. it's an expensive proposition. >> reporter: breakfast at this household a busy time as henry and olivia get ready for school.
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for the second and fourth grader, it's a couple of minutes drive to school. it's an hour and a half before the classes start. mum has to get to work. so the kids go to daycare first. it's five days a week, $600 a month. spread out over the school year, $6,000. >> despite hard costs, the seattle school districts want to gem them to school. >> if you can't fall sleep until before 11. then you are causing sleep depravation. >> cindy is a seattle teacher, who works with the national grassroots organization. the name is its mission. they have seen progress in pushing back the school bell for teens across the country, but
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they understand for any school system tackling the problem, and will take time. >> you are asking a big bureaucracy to change. that's not easy. there's a lot of complicated factors. you are dealing with transportation, cause, it's not something you can do overnight. >> simplifying the system, early for most elementary students for middle and high school students, adding millions in costs. win promised plan, 8-15 million more. sam handles the logistics. >> it's expensive when you get the buses and drivers. it adds up quickly. >> with so many parts to the puzzle. it means not everyone is happy with the compromise, emphasising teenage sleep and earning keeps the cost where they are, and
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some elementary schools and the wall ams on the same scmemed. -- schedule. the time is not great. but the cost for families like mine, there are less fortunate. >> seattle is one of the larger schools to push for later start times for older students do you know what time teenagers go to bed. you can understand. >> i know. i watched this happen. >> russia's allegiance to bashar al-assad. >> why officials are signalling that they may be ready to allow syria's president to be removed from power. >> spying laws in the u.k., a powerful ban forcing companies to comply with wire taps. critical it an attack on privacy. privacy.
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>> the next big quake. >> there could be a rupture along the entire fault line. >> that's right. >> we have 300,000 kids that are in collapse prone schools. >> the tsunami, it's gonna move faster than you can run... usain bolt won't be able to out run it. >> 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. >> let's do it. >> techknow - where technology meets humanity. >> i was there last year, the renovations in that area of incredible with that welcome back, taking a look at our top stories, voters across the country rejecting major blots
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measures in ohio, they said no to a proposal legalizing marijuana. in houston, voters setting aside stronger protections for gay and transgender people. in san francisco, voters defeating an effort aimed at stopping short term house rentals like air b and b. >> police in northern illinois plan to announce the cause of a police officer's death and there are reports today they found it was seeds. fox lake officer died in september of a gunshot wound after radioing that he was chasing three suspects. the manhunt shut down the area for days. >> police in south sudan searching for more survivors of a russian made cargo plane that crashed, going down shortly after takeoff. 41 have died, at least two including a crew member and child survived. >> israeli this week is marking 20 years since the prime minister was assassinate. rabin was a general turned
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cautious peacemaker and his killing by an israeli ultra nationalist left many around the world stunned. i had a chance to speak with one of his former colleagues tuesday, who says his death may have changed the course of peace efforts in the region thanks for joining us. will you take us back 20 years ago? how did you find out about rabin's death and what went through your mind when you found he was killed by a fellow jewish man? >> two weeks before that in the cabinet making, i warned the prime minister that zealots were aiming fury at him and advised them to take care of. it never downed on me that there
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would be an assassination and that he would be assassinated by a jewish fanatic. >> how did he react? did he take your warnings seriously? >> no, he dismissed both me and another minister, who joined me in warning him. he never cared about security. when there were terror attacks that exploded in the buses, he always made it a point to visit the site, to speak to the wounded, and to encounter demonstrations against him. >> he was in his 70's when he had this transformation that you describe, which led to the oslo accords, which led to that handshake with the palestinian leader. how would you compare the atmosphere today in israel with
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israel's right wing government in power with prime minister netanyahu again in power as he was months after rabin's death with what you saw then on the day of his assassination? >> i think the atmosphere is quite different, of course. the left, the labour party is in a position and mr. netanyahu is prime minister for the third time, but there's something else during the koslow days, there was enthusiasm. we saw we saw the light not at the end of the tunnel, but the middle of the peace tunnel that peace of the coming and the middle east would begin peace and economic prosperity, but it didn't happen. i don't want to say why it didn't happen, but israelis now are very pessimistic about a peace deal with palestinians. at that time, they were very
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optimistic. this is the major difference and needless to say, i prefer living in an optimistic age. >> do you believe that a two-state solution would have eventually been reached if rabin had survived? >> well, i'm not sure. i'm not even sure that had he lived that he would have won the election. there was a swing to the right even then. the israeli population has changed a lot since those -- since the 1980's and 1990s and i'm not sure he would have won an election and i'm not sure even if he had won the elections that we would have a two-state solution, but we would certainly be closer to it than we are today. we were on the right track and now there is no track at all. >> thank you. >> russia's foreign minister
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sergey lavrov meeting tailed with the u.n.'s top envoy to syria. russian led airstrikes in syria driving a wedge between moscow and the west but now the russian government says it is not crucial for the syrian president bashar al assad to stay in power. we have the details. >> russia that long been syrian president bashar al assad's strongest backer, but in what could signal a stunning turnaround, a russian official tuesday seemingly opened the door for assad's departure. >> we never said that assad has to leave or that he has to stay. the fate of the president of the country needs to be decided by the syrian people. >> in september, after a series of defeats at the hands of rebel groups and isil. russia started carrying out airstrikes inside syria, supporting assad's government forces. russian president vladimir putin suggesting that balestering assad was simply the only way to defeat isil. >> we think it's an enormous
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mistake to refuse to cooperate with the syrian government, and its armed forces. we are valiantly fighting terrorism face-to-face. we should finally acknowledge that no one but president's assad's armed forces and occurred militia are truly fighting the islamic state and other terrorist organizations in syria. >> most of russia's airstrikes have not been aimed at isil, instead at arme armed groups fig assad. as for the new suggestion that moscow might now be willing to see a syria without assad. the ramped up military action speaks louder than words. >> russian action so far in syria have been to prop up the regime. >> when and weather assad should go is one of the many sticking
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points in the conflict. last week world powers including key ally iran has met. russian media reported tuesday that syrian officials and opposition groups could meet in moscow next week. u.s. officials say it's too early for that. >> we think that there's a time and place when the opposition groups will be represented, but we are not there yet. >> one point on which the u.s. and russia agree is avoiding accidental clashes between their air forces in the sir i can't be battle space. the pentagon said that one russian and one u.s. plane carried out a sort of safety exercise tuesday, the planes flew within five miles of each other for about three minutes in the skies over south central syria, testing safety and communication protocols that were set up last month. paul beban, al jazeera, new york. the white house saying president obama is still going
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to make a decision over the key stone xl pipeline before he leaves office, despite the request by the company to delay the review. a delay would likely put off any decision until the next president is sworn in. the head of transcanada denies any political motive behind their request. >> the debate over technology and privacy is taking center stage this morning in the u.k. >> lawmakers unveiling new proposals giving the government on line snooping power including looking at encrypted messages. >> the measure could affect a host of american companies. >> the british have proposed banning the use of so-called strong encryption, the kind of data protections that put information out of reach of law enforcement, and they are restrictions that have u.s. officials concerned. >> we have a huge problem, where we in law enforcement, state, local and federal and national security, we're increasingly when we have court process, judges issue search warrants or
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interception orders, we are unable to execute on those orders, and because the device is locked or the communications encrypted. >> the encryption is so secure that tech companies can't access their own comers messages on and that is like what's app, i message or face time even under court order. the british government wants to have a key to unlock those messages. it's an argument facing strong opposition in the u.s. >> it makes american weaker, our own message systems use the exact same encryption. if we are going to protect ourselves, corporate communications, personal, bank communications, we need this encryption to be strong and now it's been made weaker. who knows who's going to exploit that. >> one on line petition calls on the white house to reject measures like the one discussed in the u.k. apple proudly says on its website that it has no way to decrypt messages sent between
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devices. apple said we wouldn't be able to comply with a wiretap order even if we wanted to. the u.k. insists it is not to cast a wide net in citizens lives but track down criminals in the digital age. >> i asked encryption expert matthew green how does the government get the bad guys if they can't access communications. he told me those people go to great length to encrypt regardless of measures like the one in the u.k. and said these measures would have a greater impact on the average civilian. >> what if the company is just saying that, they don't comply, what recourse does law enforcement has. >> basically, the public awareness of government surveillance that really spiked the use of the popularity of these encrypted apps, apartment document recommends perhaps having more informants or more undercover operations. >> human in tell, thank you. >> well pores of the country are
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enjoying unseasonably warm weather, but it won't last. let's bring in nicole mitchell. >> it's november. the fact that wore getting i got at all, we should be enjoying it, right. >> a trough in the western portion of the country brings the cooler air in and raging in the eastern half of the country allows that warm air to bubble up. of course this trough is whether that next system is, so that will be moving along and changing temperatures as it goes, but really for the eastern almost two thirds definitely eastern half of the country we have above average temperatures. thinking account 69 degrees, that's almost 15 degrees above average and a lot of places 10-20 above average. it's also, i was talking about now that we're starting to get longer nights but still warm days in the mainly, it's a setup in the morning for fog. illinois, you're dealing with dense fog this morning. i mentioned chicago, the next system comes in, we get a couple more days and then back to treatment in the 50's in time
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for the weekend. for the east coast, that's a little later in the weekend, but as i said, you know, the fact that we're getting this in november, i would say appreciate that aspect versus focusing on the cold coming. >> nicole, thank you very much. >> thanks nicole. >> voters in maine rejected a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, a setback for those who support what he said called a livable wage. some workers in this country still earn far less. many disabled workers are paid as little as $2 an hour. as ali velshi reports, it's all considered legal. >> 50-year-old teresa jordan has never had it easy, but the single mother has been determined not to let cerebral palsey get in the way of an independent spirit. she and her daughter live in an apartment in st. louis. she has worked most of her life. >> right now i'm labeling boxes. i do maybe two and a half skids a day.
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that's probably about 500 to 700 boxes on a skid. >> like an estimated 420,000 disabled workers in the u.s., she is paid below the minimum wage. she earns about $3.65 an hour, $4 less than missouri's minimum wage. her wage fluctuates based on how many boxes she labels. teresa works at industrial aid, the contract package he employs over 130 adults with disabilities, proosing over .500 thousand packages her week. >> to me, it's not right that we're getting the pay we get, because we work hard over there. we work very hard. >> industrial aid isis a sheltered workshop. with government approval, they can employ disabled workers at sub minimum wages. kirk decker who heads the national disability rights network said sheltered workshops of a well intentioned idea gone seriously wrong. >> when it's legal to pay people
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less than the minimum wage, often as little as 20 cents or 30 cents an hour raises serious questions of exploitation and whether people are given opportunity to reach their full potential. >> they say their business model is dependent on sub minimum wages. they appealed to city hall to convince alderman to vote for a bill exempting their businesses from a proposed minimum wage hike. >> if we were forced to pay minimum wages to adults with disabilities, it would put us out of business in a very short period of time. >> painful divisions within the community were exposed at the hearings. >> it's been a fight to prove my intellectual ability all my life! these workers, they deserve at least the respect of a minimum wage. >> i'm scared. i am scared to death that the workshops will go away, because it gives him meaning. >> the future of sheltered
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workshops across the country is threatened by stepped up enforcement of a 1999 supreme court ruling that people with disabilities work in more integrated settings. >> i should be home by i guess late afternoon at some point. >> give gerrard my love. >> jim's mentally disabled brother makes about $1.93 an hour at a shelter workshop in hampton, new york. >> to see him working at his electronic recycling program, he's thrilled about that, tremendous amount of self esteem that he feels out of it. >> the thought of gerrard and his coworkers losing their jobs here literally brings jim to tears. >> the families -- give me a second -- the families, i think worry about the guys, the gals just being at home, you know,
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with perhaps little meaning, you know to their, you know, day to day existence. >> we don't want to see the workshop closed down. i don't want to get laid off. >> al jazeera. >> we are one of the wealthiest countries in the world. >> it's a tough issue. >> it is, on both sides. >> going for the gold again. >> we talk with a woman known at t rex as she tries to become the first american boxer to win back-to-back olympics. >> call it a close call, a pilot runs into trouble mitt flight then uses the planes parachute to bring it safely to the ground.
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>> in fayetteville, a plane came down and hit a truck. at the controls, the former c.e.o. of walmart, bill simon. the oil system failed. luckily, the plane itself had a
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parachute and there were only minor injuries. hawaii's first space launch failing, super stripey launched on tuesday, but the rocket didn't get very far, breaking up in mid flight shortly after launch. prescription drug use among duties is up. according to research in the journal of the american medical association, the number of people 20 and older using prescription drugs rose to 59% compared to 51% 10 years ago. researchers also found nearly three out of five americans is on medication for complications from obesity. the most popular medications were those designed to treat high blood pressure, 27% of adults take those. >> thousands of federal inmates were recently released for early release. they are benefiting from recent changes in sentencing guidelines, which aim to end harsh sentences for non-violent offenders. we have more on what triggered the original tough punishments. >> they ran out of ways to
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describe just how great he was. ben bias, twice the a.c.c. player of the year, twice an all american. the one guy who might out play michael jordan, a hard core hero who grew up minutes from his college, the university of maryland. >> lo and behold, here comes this 6'8", 220-pound basketball player, a hometown guy right from this neighborhood, who could hang in the air for like three, four seconds. >> in the mid 1980's, court land was a rock star, writing for the washington post, his finger on the pulse of urban life in a rapidly changing city. >> cocaine came to town. >> crack came to town. >> it caught up a lot of people. >> with plenty to celebrate, len
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bias got caught up, too. in june of 1986, he was the first round draft pick of the national champions. he picked up his celtics jersey one day, the a million dollars shoe deal underway the next and then headed back to campus to celebrate. by the next morning, len bias was dead of a cocaine overdose. >> this is a look at the history. >> yes. >> this is what len bias's death produced. >> that's right. this is the public law to president reagan signed in october. >> in 1986, eric sterling was a young lawyer serving the house judiciary committee. when tip o'neill returned from a trip to boston demanding an immediate overhaul of drug crime law. >> this was produced in four weeks. >> this was a russia job. >> completely. >> could you have slowed the train down? >> absolutely not, no one was
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slowing this train down. we would not have the mandatory minimum if not for len bias because that changed the whole equation. >> he insists there wasn't an attempt to target mines, but it made it easier for police and prosecutors to go after the little guys. >> that's what ought to infuriate the american people that a allow designed to be used against high level traffickers are used against offenders overwhelmingly black. >> the miscarriage of justice, the irony len bias, the hero is avenged by getting the people who looked up to him, the would be len biases are still dying, but this time, before they even get to that point, so you're losing all this potential and people don't get it. >> al jazeera. >>
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first lady michelle obama calling on the world to support girl's education. >> if we truly want to get girls into our classrooms, then we need to have an honest conversation about how we view and treat women in our societies. this conversation needs to happen in every country on this planet, including my own. >> the first lady was speaking at the 2015 world innovation summit for education in qatar. that honored a woman who founded the afghan institute of learning. she is known at t rex and clarissa shields is one step closer to becoming the first american to winning two gold medals in the ring. that makes her the only returning female boxer for team u.s.a. al jazeera's sarah hoye has been following shields' progress.
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>> it's just after 10:00 in the morning, and clarissa shields is midway through her morning run. the 20-year-old is out training along saginaw street, passing a string of crumbling buildings and liquor stores, all for a shot to defend her gold medal at the 2016 olympic games in rio. once a manufacturing powerhouse, the city of flint is a far cry from its heydey. >> it's like any other african-american community that has poverty. everybody wants to fight over that last dollar, over that last nickel. >> flip's most famous female boxer is no stranger to the hard knocks of life, but she beat the odds. when she was younger, her father was behind bars, her mother struggled with alcohol, and she also it is a family member abused her. >> i was raped, yes, i was molested as a young child. some people have the story that i was raped, now i'm tough and i
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box, no, that's not it. me being raped has nothing to do with why i start boxing. >> what do you want to define you, then? >> overcoming my obstacles, resilience in the word. it doesn't matter what your father is, what your father is, they are not you. >> at 17, she made history winning the first gold medal in women's olympic boxing in the games in london after winning 19-12. >> when you won gold, how did that feel? >> when you put that medal around my neck, if you -- you got to look it up. i just started shaking like oh my god! >> at 56-1, she's the number one middleweight in the country and the world, but it's a tough world for women boxers even if you win gold. there was no wheaties box with her face on that it or any major endorsements. >> manny pacquiao, floyd mayweather, put up your hands.
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>> there haven't been star thudded bouts, mike manny pacquiao earning millions for the phrase fighters. she launched aing fund me page to race funds for her second olympic run. >> i think my dream will become their dream. we can live the dream together. >> what is it about boxing you love so much? >> i love a lot about boxing. i love fighting and i love competing and i love being able to work hard and then put to the test and passing. i love getting my handled raised. i love getting my handled raised. that's my ultimate happiness. i want people to know that i am not khaki, i am confident, i'm a hard worker. follow me to rio in 2016 so we can dew it again. >> sarah hoye, al jazeera, flint, michigan. >> i have to say i'd buy any box of serial. >> i am a t rex fan today. >> a real celebration for
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baseball fans in kansas city. [ cheers and applause ] 800,000 royals fans gathered in the streets to absolute the world series champions, become double the population of kansas city. it has been 30 years since the royals last won the series. >> i left that town in 1985. >> you were celebrating, too, coming up, we break down the local vote on several significant hot button issues, defeating big money campaigns, what turned the tide in ohio and san francisco. the search for suspect that is turned up empty, details of the death of a police officer that sparked that huge manhunt. >> we are back in two minutes with more of your world this morning. >> tough that the country gave up on me. >> look at the trauma... every day is torture. >> this is our home.
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>> nobody should have to live like this. >> we made a promise to these heroes... this is one promise americans need to keep.
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>> i guarantee that justice in houston will prevail, adding this ordinance you have not seen the last of. we are united, we will prevail. >> voters in ohio struck down an
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attempt to legalize marijuana. the outcome may have been driven by critics who say the measure would have created a monopoly on marijuana in the state. bisi onile-ere has been covering this from columbus. voters from both sides rallied together after learning only a few private investors would have benefited from this measure's approval. >> yeah, good morning, stephanie. a lot of people weren't too happy about that. a major defeat for the backers of legalized marijuana. there was a group of wealthy investors who spent millions of dollars over the course of the year really trying to push this through, but in the end, they were on the losing end. as you mentioned, there was this term that a lot of voters took issue with. had this gone through, this group of wealthy investors really would have profited a lot from this. they would have had exclusive rights to about 10 marijuana growing sites across the state, and again, a lot of voters said
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nope, you know, that's not right, that's not fair. there were a number of religious groups, schools, agencies, law enforcement and law make is speaking out against it. i spoke with one lawmaker last night. take a listen. >> ohio voters were on to this plan. they saw it not so much as a marijuana legalization plan but an investment driven business plan that a few select person were trying to insert. these plans have no place in the ohio constitution and the electorate was on to it. >> a number of polls were held before this election. all of them had been split down the middle, 50-50. what's interesting is that legalized marijuana was overwhelming di defeated 64-36%. >> pretty resounding victory there. bisi onile-ere, how are those investors, some of whom i know
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are celebrities reacting this morning? >> one person who was very visible throughout this was nick lachey. he was with the boy band 98 degrees. he issued a statement via twitter stating while i may not agree, the people of ohio have spoken and that's the way it's supposed to work. change takes time. it sounds like he is accepting this defeat, but there may be more push ahead. >> i assume the conversation about legalized marijuana is not over in ohio. >> no, it's not over at all. we actually talked to pro pen intercepts of legalized marijuana. it's a group called responsible ohio and they said that this isn't over. they are not giving up, and there's a very good chance that a similar issue could be on the ballot this time next year. >> bisi onile-ere live for us in columbus, ohio, thank you. in fact, we're going to have a
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fellow who is part of that group coming up. we'll speak to him. he and see proponent of legalized marijuana. he voted against the measure. he plans to introduce his own bill next year. san francisco residents who rent out their homes are celebrating this morning. the voters defeated an effort stopping companies like air b and b. >> the company spent $8 million fighting proposition f. it couldn't be seen as losing in its own back yard, even thoughistic is not its top market. air b and b is in cities across the country and world but headquartered here, so it just couldn't lose and the company must be pleased with the way people of san francisco voted. it would have been a symbolic loss as much as a substantive one. those who pulled together the initiative, would have limited short term rentals. they told us if they lose they'll try again next year.
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this battle will continue. this city faces a housing crisis combined with a tech bottom and this is one of silicone valley's most well known tech companies. air b and b is a very new company operating a very new concept, this sharing economy thing and cities and voters frankly are having a difficult time trying to figure out what to do. >> that is melissa chan reporting from san francisco. air b and b faces legal battles in other city, including new york, where the city council is now locking at new restrictions on short term rentals. in kentucky, a tea party favorite is about to become that state's next governor. matt bevin defeated jack cop way in an election that in part centered on the health insurance exchange. he promised to roll that back. he is the only second republican in 40 years to win the
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governor's seat in kentucky. >> voters approved a fibs program under initiative 122, voters given a $100 voucher to hand over to the candidate of their choice, that's only if the candidate agrees to spending caps. it will be the first of its kind in the country. the initiative tightens rules for lobbying groups. >> a cargo plane that crashed in south sudan leaving dozens of people there dead, officials there saying the russian made plane went down shortly after take off. the death toll includes people on the ground. we have more from the capital city. >> the crash happened one and a half kilometers from the international airport. the reason for the crash so far is being cited as technical errors. officials are saying it's because the engine was able to turn on and fly with the plane just before it crashed. the death toll is expected to rise. 41 bodies have been uncovered,
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more expected to be found, but the 41 recovered, there is a difficulty trying to find these. this is a cargo plane. no one knows who was on the plane except the families of the deceased. in one case there was a whole family traveling on the plane. identification is becoming an issue. >> she said at least two people, including to crew member and child have been rescued so far. >> a really bad week for the russians in the air. egypt rejects claims that a russian air liner broke up in the air bra crashing. investigators are now going through data collected by the jet's black boxes. one russian news agency is saying that sounds of chaos are heard in the cockpit moments before the crash. according to another report, an egyptian doctor who examined bodies of the victims, says most were badly burned, yet most of the bodies reportedly have no explosive residue. all 224 people on the jet were killed when it went down. a historic meeting is planned for this weekend between
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rifles china and taiwan. chinese president xi will hold peace talks with the taiwanese president in singapore. it is the first meeting since they were divided by civil war in 1949. we have more from beijing. >> this summit comes as the culmination of a policy by taiwan's president to draw closer to mainland china. under his leadership, business and transport links have become stronger than ever before. meeting his counterpart has always been the ultimate goal. almost as significant is the timing, as taiwan prepares for presidential elections in january. with his ruling party or k.n.t. trailing in the polls. many see this as china's way of giving his party support. >> chinese are trying to boost the fortunes, ironically of the -- of their old enemy, the
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party with whom they fought in the 40's and 30's. >> the main opposition democratic progressive party is wary of getting too close to mainland china, going as far as favoring independence. >> i have to point out that the president is a president who is going to finish his term of office soon. people will not allow the president to compromise taiwan's future for his own personal political career. he has no right to make promises on behalf of taiwan or make promises that he is unable to take responsibility for. >> china has exerted pressure in pastify was not elections with the staging of well timed military exercises to remind taiwanese voters it is prepared to stop outside independence push by force if necessary. >> in taiwan, it is highly divisive, attempts at closer
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integration have a habit of raising anti china sentiment. this summit could lead to closer links or backfire, steering taiwan on a more independent course. defective airbags from takata sparking huge recalls around the world, eight deaths and dozens of injuries have been linked to the airbags and now the company has been hit with fines in the u.s. >> i have to say this has been a mess, and today, u.s. dot is stepping in to clean up the mess. >> the mess involves defect i have airbags. this government test shows what can happen. they explode with so much force that pieces of the air bag inflator metal shards come flying out. people have been badly injured, lost their eyes, even their lives. takata admitted it failed to tell regulators about the defect
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as required. the government says the company then provided incomplete, inaccurate and misleading information. >> delay, misdirection and refusal to acknowledge the truth allowed a serious problem to become a massive crisis. >> the recall covers 23 million driver and passenger side air bags in 19 million vehicles. those at highest risk are older airbags that have been used in hot, humid climates, conditions that help trigger the failures. the government wants the riskiest airbags replaced first and has set up a priority schedule, the national highway traffic safety administration says car manufactures must have reef placement parts on hand for the airbags at highest risk, about 6 million of them, by the end of marsh, 2016. overall, it will be another two years before most of the recalled air bags are replaced. in a statement, takata expressed
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regret and said this settlement will enable us to refocus on rebuilding the trust. for consumers, a fix can't come soon enough. >> my car is parked at uncle bob's, a sub storage facility. i'm spending $185 a month to have it stored there. i refuse to drive the car. >> the root cause of the failures is still unknown. regulators are taking aim at the compound takata uses in its airbags, highly explosive ammonium nitrate. the company has to phase out and end the use of this chemical. >> we have enough suspicion about this substance to believe that there is risk to the consumers, so unless and until they can prove that it's safe, we will not seimone yum nitrate in these airbags in the future. >> if takata can't ultimately prove the compound is safe, that
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may lead to the recall of millions more takata airbags. lisa stark, al jazeera, washington. >> it's like groundhogs day in texas, another storm system in the western u.s. has cities on high alert. let's bring in nicole mitchell for more on that. >> not the type that they want, not the fun groundhogs day, this system we've been watching is slowly going to pull into the midsection of the country with rain and even not a lot of rain at this point. even two or three-inches is causing concerns as we get to texas. i'll get to more on that in a sect, but it's already been causing areas of pretty thick snow especially for the higher elevation. if you're driving, that's not great news. this is the time of year we should see this, especially some of the places like the ski resorts have closed early. as we continue out, we still have just a couple winter weather advisories and winter
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storm warnings out, a lot of this moving more into the eastern portions of the rockies as the system is on the move. by the time we get into tomorrow, you can see the corridor of rain, by then once we get out of the higher he will vases, it will be rain. this could include strong storms and severe weather, but that rain in texas is what we're concerned about. into friday and a little bit into saturday, this makes its way towards the east coast. there's a risk for severe weather, but a lot of rain we could see with this and two or three inches of rain at this point in pores of texas, that means already somewhere like dallas that has been hit hard twice just in the last couple weeks, we're already starting to see some of these watches up, because that little bit could add to everything that hasn't dried up yet. >> we should point out for the people in texas, the movie groundhog day had a happy ending. nicole, thank you very much. >> police in northern illinois are to reveal what they now know about the death of a very well
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known officer. >> that incident prompts a nationwide manhunt attracting lots of attention, but none of the suspected shooters were ever found. as john henry smith reports, police now think they know why. >> just before 8:00 a.m. september 1, the night he was found dead, fox lake illinois officer radioed that he had stumbled upon three suspicious men. >> he informed communications he was in a foot pursuit. his communications then lost contact with him. when our first responding backup units arrived at the scene, they located lt. again wits injured with a gunshot wound. >> the manhunt for those suspects shut down the area for days and cost the city more than a quarter million dollars. two months later, police will reveal the results of their investigation and according to reports, they will say glenn wits took his own life. >> joe was the father of four
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boys. a decorated police officer and their asset to our community. not only did fox lake lose a family member, i lost a very dear friend. >> so far, the sheriff's office will only say that its investigation has yielded conclusive results. the fax lake police department was under review for its conduct apartment chief of police resigned day before glenn something else owifcs death. his widow said there was no way he killed himself. >> there were two shots. somebody that is going to kill himself is not going to shoot themselves twice. >> in september, lake forest authority said the officer had been shot twice, one of those shots hit his bulletproof vest. he was found to have died due to a single devastating gunshot wound. >> the officer was planning to retire when he died. his wife, mell says he was deciding about his future right
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up to that day. she says he had applied for a chief job in other towns and was planningvasions with her, things she said a suicidal man would not do. >> he also got on his radio that day and said he was chasing three suspects in the moments he died. was anybody ever caught? >> a home security camera in the area showed three people near where he died. police did identify and question three people, but police at the time said they had no involvement in the shooting. we don't know of anyone else who was detained as part of this investigation. >> tragedy no matter how you cut it. john henry smith, thank you. a 10 our manhunt in georgia is over this morning. a prisoner who escaped during a jail transfer is back behind bars. jim edward lowry was recaptured overnight near savannah. he was awaiting trial on charges in the death of montgomery county sheriff. he died after crashing his patrol car during a high speed chase. police say laurie fired at the
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pursuing officers. >> still ahead, lots of election news to get you caught up on, ohio saying no to allowing recreational marijuana. >> we'll speak to a supporter who says he's actually happy with the result. >> walk outs and protests over school reforms. we'll talk about a divisive issue that brought schools and teachers together and forced out some members of the school board. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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we're doing everything we can to give you the best experience possible. because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. >> in ohio, voters have overwhelmingly said no to legalizing marijuana.
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about 65% of voters voted against the measure received widespread criticism leading up to the vote as word spread that a small group of private investors stood to profit the most if it passed. joining me from columbus is don, a member of the international can ba mid to society. >> this was a monopoly approach that would have been the entire industry in the hands of the vin r. investors. we didn't even know who these investors are. this was set up with numbered corporations. we couldn't even determine who was in control of this thing, so ohio voters rejected the idea of grabbing these rights back prom the government and then handing
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them it aaway to a corporation. >> the yes campaign had a mascot that looked like a superhero. i think we have video of that mascot, which was controversial, because they said it catered to children. what do you think they got wrong about ohio voters in the end? >> they didn't understand cannabis at all, its users, how to produce it or why people would need it, so they were rejected by the people that know about this quite easily. i think that buddy, the mascot just shows how clueless they were in trying to appeal to this segment of the population. >> didn't the medical marijuana folks some support this measure despite the criticism of it creating a monopoly? >> yes, it's true. there's a lot of people desperate for this as a medicine and they need any change, they think would be a positive change. without looking at the long term implications of granting this
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monopoly, the medical initiatives three were minimal and intended not to work, for instance requiring your personal physician to be the one to write the recommendation would mean that very, very few people would be able to get a medical recommendation. >> let's talk about the pros and how this amendment even got to the point to voters. a guy named ian james with a political consultancy that specializes in getting measures on ballots is the one that made this happen. how long of you been trying to get enough signatures to get a marijuana legalization amendment on ballot? >> i was part of a group calmed the ohio rights group that was circulating a petition, and we got about halfway there. we had about 150,000 ballot signatures when that group was torn apart by some of the leaders jumping ship and creating this responsible ohio campaign, so we feel pretty sabotaged in the effort. after the election now, i
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believe that people are going to reunify behind a good initiative and we'll have something voters can approve and will like in the 2000 tin election cycle. >> you had to align yourself in this vote with people that are totally against legalization to defeat this. what do you think this means for the fate of your concerns about actually legalizing marijuana in the future? >> well, yes, issue three was extremely divisive. it divided the activist community in half, half of us feeling like any changes would be better and half of us feeling that this was unacceptable. uniting these people to get behind a proper bill before the lidge later, to get behind a proper initiative process for the voters is critical and so we're going to have to forgive all our old differences and work together in the future. >> thank you so much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> voters in jefferson county colorado recalling three
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conservative school board members over their effort to rewrite curriculum and move funds to charter schools. it could have nationwide implications. >> all of this began something close to about a year ago when students here in jefferson county first walked out of some of the schools or the high schools in protest of a change in the a.p. i.s. history curriculum proposed by these three conservative school board members. they wanted to make it a more cann, patriotic theme. the students went on what was pretty much a week long strike at that time. teachers protested the conservative leaning of the school board members, significant they did not like some of the ideas they were proposing, including merit based pay, pay raises based on performance in the classroom instead of their seniority as they're used to and there was also a move to take some of the money that would go, transfer that money from the public schools into charter schools of
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jefferson county. that hit a very sour note. parents were behind the recall effort almost 100%. they now can claim victory. >> that is jim hooly reporting. two other members were replaced in yesterday's vote. when we come back, we'll talk about another contentious issue, keeping students away and also learning. >> seattle could decide to push back school start times, but not everyone is happy with the change. >> the pentagon revealing an expensive mistake in afghanistan. why a gas station cost 8,000 times more than originally thought.
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>> tough that the country gave up on me. >> look at the trauma... every day is torture. >> this is our home. >> nobody should have to live like this. >> we made a promise to these heroes... this is one promise americans need to keep. >> welcome back to your world this morning. it is now 8:30 eastern time, crews in south sudan searching for survivors from a russian made cargo plane that crashed. that plane going down shortly after takeoff near the capital city. 41 people onboard were killed, at least two people, including a crew member and a small child survived. police in northern illinois plan to announce the cause of a police officer's death and there are reports this morning that they found it was suicide. fox lake officer joe glenn wits
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died after radioing he was chasing three suspects. the manhunt shut down the area for days. seattle school board votes today over what time students should go to class. research shows students can do better when the school day starts later. it's an expensive proposition. >> breakfast at the household always a busy time as henry and olivia get ready for school. for the second and fourth grader, it's just a couple minutes drive to school, but it's an hour and a half before their classes start. mom has to get to work, so the kids go to day care first.
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it's five days a week and $600 a month. >> spread out over 10 months of school year, $6,000 a year that we're paying just for the before school care. >> despite costs like that, the seattle school district wants to get more teenaged students to school later in the morning. >> if you can't fall asleep until 11:00 and you need eight to nine hours of sleep and we're getting you up early to go to school, then we are causing sleep deprivation, hurting cognitive ability. >> a seattle teacher also works with the national grails roots organization start school later, whose name is its mission. they say they have seep some progress in pushing back the school bell for teens across the country, but they also understand for any school system, tackling this problem, it will take time. >> before you're asking a big bureaucracy to change, you know, and that's not easy and there are a lot of complicated
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factors. you're dealing with transportation, with costs, so it's not something you can just do overnight. >> simplifying the system from the current three start times to just two, early for most elementary students and later for most middle and high school students would actually add millions in transportation costs. one proposed plan, $8 million to $15 million more. in seattle, sam handles the logistics. >> it becomes very expensive. you have to get new buses, drivers, overhead transportation, it adds up very quickly. >> with so many parts to the puzzle, it means not everybody will be happy with the likely compromise which emphasizes teenage sleep and learning, keeps the costs where they are, but also keeps some elementary schools the family on the same frustrating schedule. >> not only the delayed start time which is not great, but also the cost for families like mine, and certainly there are
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less fortunate families. >> seattle is one of the largest school districts in the country to push for later start times for older students. al jazeera, seattle. >> peter cunningham is the executive director of education hosts. thanks for being with us. that hour, does it really make that big a difference? here's my concern as a parent who once had teen angers, if you let them sleep in longer, they stay up later. >> well, i do think it does help them. i raised two teenagers also and they really had a hard time adjusting to the schedule. they seemed to be fine when they were younger and it became more and more a problem. i think the district ought to study it, look at the impacts, does it help with attendance, with engagement. they should talk to the students and teachers and find out if it's helping. >> you worked in the chicago school system, so what is that
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first period often used for? >> well, i mean, quite often, it's just a subject and one of the core subjects, i've heard stories of kids who have a math class first thing in the morning, it's very hard for them to engage and really get going. it takes most of that period just to get the kids going. it's something they should look at. they should use that time in the morning to do other things, prepare for the day, teachers can use it to collaborate, the kids to do homework if they have to get their early anyway for personal reasons. i think it's something that school districts should be looking at. i think generally high school should look at ways to be more flexible to really meet the needs of kids. >> another thorny issue. american high schools put a lot of emphasis on sports and that takes away from classroom time. is this one hour going to make that gap even wider? >> it might. i think it's a good issue to consider, which is, you know, what are we asking the kids to
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do, how much are we asking them. we definitely put a lot more emphasis on sports in this country than other countries do, but on the other hand, kids have a lot of energy. they like that time. there's a lot of activities in the afternoon that are really important for kids. i guess that's one of the issues and it's a real issue, which is if it starts later, what complications they create on the back end. kids coming home later creates safety concerns, so, you know, parents and teachers and school districts need to look at all those issues, as well. kids have a lot of energy, but the late start time i think is a good thing. >> is this more than just opinion? are there health benefits to getting another hour of sleep for students? >> that's what the studies say. i think as you know, there's always studies that say one thing and another comes out a little while later and say no, it doesn't really make a difference. i just know from common sense and personal experience that kids really need the sleep and for some reason, they have a hard time getting up in the
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morning. that was my experience as a parent. i think it's the experience of any other parents. i think it's probably the experience of teachers, too, a lot of young teachers, we have a lot of young teachers in america and it may be a challenge for them, as well. one issue, more and more students are choosing high schools not in their neighborhood. 77% of kids have a long commute to high school, so the later start time helps them, as well. we started later in chicago here a couple of years ago and i think it's good. it actually saved money, because it loud buses to be used first for the younger kids and then the high school kids. it doesn't have to cost more money. >> a lot of issues to be decided. peter cunningham, thank you very much. the pentagon is facing a lot of questions after an audit revealed it paid $43 million to build a gas station in havin afghanistan, $42 million more than it should have cost. we have more from washington.
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>> the details come from a scathing and i don't use that worked lightly, a scathing report. it is entitled dod's compressed natural gas filling station in afghanistan, an ill conceived $43 million project. the gas station seen in this photograph has two pumps, four hoses, and dispenses natural gas. it was part of what the independent very littler found was a deeply flawed plan to supposedly help afghanistan take advantage of its natural gas reserves and burn cleaner fuel. the station was estimated to cost between $200,000 and $500,000, but when completed in 2012, the total bill came to $43 million, an 8000% markup. the exorbitant cost overrun was one of the projects embarrassing
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miscalculations. while afghanistan has natural gas, it lacks the transmission and local distribution infrastructure. investigators could find no natural gas vehicles in afghanistan. converting a gasoline car to natural gas runs about $700, more than the average annual income in having a, which explains by the u.s. was forced to convert 120 vehicles just so someone could use the station. even by pentagon standards, members of congress say it is outrageous. >> mr. speaker, that must be a humdinger of a truck stop. what should have only cost $500,000 cost 140 times that amount, charged to the taxpayers credit card. yet there are no answers or explanations. mr. speaker, it's now since been report that had afghan's don't even use the gas station because the cost of the gas. no one has been held accountable
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for such wasteful government spending, not surprisingly. this is getting to be normal for government spendocrats. >> the pentagon shut down the department that oversees so there was no one left to answer buy the project went so long and why no one did a simple feasibility study before embarking on the idea. special inspector general wrote: the spent gone said it saved all the files, gave investigators unfettered access to every document. it also says it will help track down any contracting personnel that investigators want to interview. while this is a particularly
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egregious example of wrong headed wasteful spending, it's not all that uncommon. in an interview with al jazeera earlier this year, the special i.g. said it happens all the time. the contracting officers don't exercise good judgment and no one is held accountable. al jazeera, the pentagon. defense secretary tear ash carter will board a naval ship off the disputed south chain in a sea. the pentagon not saying exactly where the aircraft carrier will sale. several countries, including china have overlapping claims to those waters and its islands. russia's foreign minister wrapped up a meeting in moscow with the u.s. special envoy on syria, painting an optimistic picture of moving forward on peace talks. >> the government in damascus has indicated that they are ready to participate and they
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have a substantial in number of delegation. we need and we will ask the opposition, all the opposition to be represented so that we can start working. when? as soon as possible. >> russia has been leading an air campaign that's been help be the assad government. the foreign minister sergey lavrov said it is not crucial for the syrian president to stay in power. that has been a key issue for the u.s. as it helps rebels fighting against assad's forces. >> the first refugees to be resettled from greece are on a plane right now heading to luxembourg. foreign minister alexis tsipras was there to see off families this morning. that relocation is part of an e.u. effort to more evenly distribute the influx of refugees across all of europe. more than 600,000 refugees arriving in greece over the last year alone, many of them just over the last few months. romania's prime minister resigned after protests over a nightclub fire that killed
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several people. protests called for his resignation. ed deadly fire set off anger toward the government and against the prime minister, already facing trial for corruption charges. >> rabin was a israeli general turned cautious peace make irand his killing left many around the world stunned. education minister in the cabinet said the former prime minister's assassination did impact the peace process. >> at the time, we thought that the shock waves of this assassination would change public opinion in israel, and would strengthen the left, the labor party and its associates, but that didn't happen. it didn't happen, because there was a continuous period of terrorist attacks over the worst
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in israel, attacking buses, children, disco techs and that affected trying to reach a peaceful solution with the palestinians. >> the man who killed rabin is still in jail. he is campaigning for a pardon. >> it has been a turbulent 20 years. still ahead, talking about changing spying laws in the u.k. >> the government proposed new ways of getting into your cell phone. >> startling new numbers on the use of prescription drugs. more and more americans are using them.
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>> these are images out of australia, aurora borealis, it is bright with greens and purples. >> it can be scene from new zealand, as well. similar light shows have been spotted in the northeast in this country. >> the u.k. government is asking for powers to look at computers. >> it doesn't include a much
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criticized plan to ban a type of encryption. we have this report. >> the british have proposed banning the use of so-called strong encryption, the kind of data protections that put information out of reach of law enforcement, and they are restrictions that have u.s. officials concerned. >> we have a huge problem, where we in law enforcement, state, local and federal and national security work, we're increasingly when we have court process, judges issue search warrants or interception orders, we are unable to execute on those orders, and because the device is locked or the communications encrypted. >> the encryption is so secure that tech companies can't access their own customers messages on apps like what's app, i message or face time even under court order. the british government wants to have a key to unlock those messages. it's an argument facing strong opposition in the u.s.
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>> it makes american weaker, our own message systems use the exact same encryption. if we are going to protect ourselves, and not just government communications, but corporate communications, personal, bank communications, we need this encryption to be strong and now it's been made weaker. who knows who's going to exploit that. >> one on line petition calls on the white house to reject measures like the one discussed in the u.k. apple proudly says on its website that it has no way to decrypt messages sent between devices. apple said we wouldn't be able to comply with a wiretap order even if we wanted to. british officials insists it is not to cast a wide net in citizens lives but track down criminals in the digital age. >> i asked encryption expert matthew green how does the government get the bad guys if they can't access communications. he told me those people go to great length to encrypt
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great length to encrypt and hide their messages, regardless of measures like the one in the u.k. and said these measures would have a greater impact on the average civilian. >> technology had ad the tension between freedom and security. the legislation being introduced in the u.k. could have broader implications for security. >> huge, they're asking internet companies to keep the web record of every single u.k. citizen for 12 months. every single page they have visited, every website, not only each individual page, but every website they have to keep for 12 months. >> it is that brave new word. thank you very much. the number of e-coli cases linked to chipotle rising. health officials identified the micro organism behind the outbreak and that will help determine the others. chipotle temporarily closing 43 locations in oregon and washington. the number of people 20 and older using prescription drugs
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rose to 59%. researchers found three out of five americans is on medication for complications from obesity. the most popular medications were those designed to treat high blood pressure, 27% of duties take those. >> even though it is november, we are seeing moderate temperatures across the country, but they could be ending, correct? >> it's november. >> i enjoyed it while it lasted. >> we take what we get and just know it is going to change as we head closer and closer toward winter. what we have in place is a ridge of higher pressure and behind that, a trough. this is our upper air pattern and that sets where the air is coming from. in this area of the country, the west, we are getting more of that air in from canada, where the warm temperatures are bubble up in the eastern pores of the country. this will shift along as that storm system shifts along and brings the front with it, but a real contrast in the meantime, much cooler, 68 in los angeles. a few days away we were in the
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80's versus ahead of memphis is easily into the 70's. watch what happens. this is today. i'm going to jump forward to friday. minneapolis at 69, denver at 65. these drop 20 degrees as this front continues to slide through. friday, the east coast is still in it, by scads orr sunday, the temperatures go back, which is really getting us back to normal. here's a look at the front. it's not just the temperatures changing. this tomorrow will bring from what we have now snow in the west to more rain and chance for stronger storms tomorrow. >> we'll watch that, thank you. michelle obama has been promoting education for millions of girls around the world. >> challenging the cause, going from refugee to educator in afghanistan.
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>> we made a promise to these heroes... this is one promise americans need to keep.
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>> the ever increasing rise in college costs may be slowing down. the college board found tuition and fees went up 3% last year, far below the average rice of 9.5%. prices are sky high for many. students at public colleges pay 40% more than a decade ago, private students 29% more. the report found students are taking on less debt. they borrowed $106 billion, 6% less than the previous year.
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first lady michelle obama calling on the world to help girls education. >> if we truly want to get girls into our classrooms, then we need to have an honest conversation about how we view and treat women in our societies, and this conversation needs to happen in every country on this planet, including my own. >> she was speaking at the 2015 world innovation summit for education in qatar, honoring a woman who's been doing so in afghanistan. we have her story. >> she's taken the opportunities given to her as an educated woman to help millions of others in afghanistan, many of whom wouldn't be in school without her. growing up, she had the support of her father to go and get a degree abroad at a time when it was difficult for her to get one at home. she tried to return to
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afghanistan, but became a refugee because of war. >> in the refugee camp, it wasn't easy to see that how the people -- they lost their lives, they lost their children's lives. they lost their families. they lost their homes. they lost their belongings. they have been so miserable, how these people are feeling, what can i do to change their lives. >> she listened and saw the need to teach, train and provide health support for women and girls. she set up the afghan institute of learning and anyone's 1996, 12 million afghans have benefited from its education and health programs. some of the most conservative groups in afghanistan are against girls getting education. the taliban closed schools in the 1990's. some were reopened after a u.s. led invasion, but with armed
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group's still controlling many areas, there continue to be attacks on girls' schools. she believes so strongly in getting girls to school that she'll work with anyone who shares her goals, including the taliban. >> i have nothing to be worried working as long as they recognize that the woman have the right, women are important. women are part of society. if this country wants to progress, they must royce it. >> she says receiving the prize here in doha is special, because it recognizes the importance of education, something she's built her life around. al jazeera, doha. a diamond may not be the most south after gem of all. scientists think they may not be that repair.
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johns hopkins said the area deep inside the earth may be littered with the gems. until now, they were thought to be forms by two proses. there are ways to form them with underground water and acidity. >> these are microscopic diamonds. >> deep in the earth, diamonds are apparently still rare. and forever, if you believe the marketing. that's it for us in new york. >> coming up next from doha, the latest on the crash of that russian made cargo plane in south sudan, dozens of people are said to be dead. >> we are back tomorrow beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> for the latest news, anytime, you can go to and it is the diamond standard for websites.
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>> romania's prime minister and his government face mass protests after a deadly nightclub fire. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead: a cargo plane crashes in south sudan, killing 41 people. >> put yourself in their place. they are human beings who are being under five years in a conflict. >> u.n. envoy to syria and the russian foreign minister discuss solving the crisis. from bad to worse, the


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