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never quite win. i'm ray suarez. and that's the "inside story." ♪ this al jazeera america lye from new york city. i'm tony harris. new clue, an explosive belt found in a paris suburb. its connection to the attacks. and britain's prime minister has vowed to defeat isis. the family of a 12-year-old boy shot by police is still seeking justice. and the deal between two
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pharmaceutical giants. why the deal is so controversial. ♪ today's after the massacre in paris a key suspect is still at large. but today new evidence, an explosive vest, minus a detonator was found south of paris, cell records placed him in the area on the day of the attacks. he is believed to have travelled to brussels after the attacks. with the city remaining on high alert, belgium authorities have filed charges against four people in connection with the paris attacks. france has deployed more p pow -- fire power against isil. today its planes struck more isil targets. neave barker with more now. >> reporter: the belgium prime minister's office another late
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night security briefing. after three days on high alert, a decision to keep the capitol's emergency status at the maximum level for at least another week, but some facilities returning to normal by wednesday. >> translator: we want to do everything we can to return as quickly as possible to normal life. it was decided that schools will be reopened as of wednesday, with additional security measures around schools, and that the metro would be opened also on wednesday. it is possible that the opening of the metro may be progressive. that everything will be done so we can open it as extensively as possible. >> reporter: an attack is being viewed as imminent. in the rest of the country, it's level number 3, meaning an tabb is probable. with this heightened state of alert, the question is how long
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can people live like this. the underground metro system has been closed for a third day, and schools shut across the capitol. at the main stations as people begin returning to work, staff try to direct people to alternative routes. the transport system is running, but the knock-on effect of the security clamp down has been enormous. >> they say the buses will drive normally. but i just asked, and apparently they drive normally, but a lot of drivers didn't come to work because they are scared. >> i go to work in hospital. but the metro -- no metro. so i take tram, and tram and tram and tram, so i can get here to go to hospital for work. >> reporter: police have mounted a series of raids in brussels. search and arrest measures were
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also mounted in other two cities. police say one person has been charged with terror-related offenses, linked directly to the paris attacks. but still little progress on the manhunt for this 26 year old. police believed that when he escaped after the attacks he may have been still wearing an explosive vest. now the european union offices nonessential meetings have been canceled. the u.s. and canadian embassies are among those that have closed the consulate services. the government has promised to open schools and universities as soon as possible, but with the heavy armed presence set to continue, it could be much longer before normality returns. neave barker, al jazeera, brussels. >> britain's prime minister says he wants to increase air strikes on isil targets in syria. david cameron promised to seek
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approval of his expansion plan from a reluctant british parliament. hollande heads to washington, d.c. to meet with president obama tomorrow, then it is off to moscow for a meeting with vladimir putin. more on what hollande hopes to accomplish now from libby casey. >> reporter: tony, when president obama, and president hollande meet tomorrow, it's the latest chapter in a long and strong relationship between these two countries. even though the leaders may find themselves united in their concerns about isil, the two men have different approaches, and the french president may find himself more aggressive tomorrow, trying to communicate a message of urgency. a relationship -- centuries old. america's oldest ally. >> france is america's oldest friend. our first ally. >> reporter: the statute of liberty a symbol of that
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friendship. now french president, is asking the international community to work together in the wake of this month's attacks in paris. >> translator: these actions confirm once again that we are at war. a war against terrorists who themselves brought war to us. >> reporter: the paris attacks thrusting france and hollande into the center of the fight against isil. >> he is taking a much greater role, and much greater leadership within this international community. >> reporter: hollande kicked off a week of international meetings monday with british prime minister, david cameron. >> i firmly support the action that president hollande has taken to strike isil in syria, and it's my firm conviction that britain should do so too. >> reporter: it takes hollande to the u.s. tuesday where he may find himself more aggressive than president obama. >> he did not get a very strong
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response from us americans, i don't think, in the sense that we pledged our undying solidarity, and that we would do everything. he's not considering ground forces. >> reporter: hollande may call for more weapons in the hands of rebels and information-sharing about syrian targets. >> intelligence has only been shared after the paris attacks and this is what allowed france to undertake these strikes against raqqa. >> reporter: and this scholar says hollande would like to be united be president obama before the french leader's next shop, russia. >> after washington hollande is moving to moscow, and this will be probably the most important part of the visit -- of the trip, and this is why, also, i think what hollande is expecting is to really have a clear pledge by his american counterpart president barack obama, to
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really have a firmer stance on the next meetings in vienna with the russians. >> reporter: the talks over syria's future have been stymied by a major impasse, the future of bashar al-assad. and the french remember 2013 when president obama backed off threatening assad, despite his use of chemical weapons. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my equation. >> learning from that red line, france is now intent on building coalitions not just with its long-time american ally but with other countries. that includes nato allies, great britain, and germany, but the
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french may also be looking to arab partners, and of course, after this week of diplomacy, president hollande hosts an international gathering in paris focused on climate change, it will bring dozens of nations together. tony? >> libby thank you. coming up more on the efforts to strengthen ally answers. our national security contributor will join us. the state department has just issued a worldwide travel alert. it urges u.s. citizens to be aware of terrorist activities. it cites increasing threats from terrorist groups. it said people should be extra vigilant visiting public places. the alert will be in effect for three months. in southern libya, rival tribes have reached a peace agreement to create a new unity government. the deal not only raises hopes of ending the violence, but
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could also stop isil from gaining control in the region. our correspondent has the report. >> reporter: a deal to stop fighting and hopefully turn a new leaf in southern libya. these men are leaders of the tribes in the city. [ applause ] >> reporter: the powerful tribes have been fighting each other since september last year. the deal calls for an immediate ceasefire, ending the armed presence, returning the displaced and opening the main road leading to the city. >> translator: signing this deal means the start of the construction and development period and reconciliation. after 14 months of war, i think all of us are convinced that no one has any interest in war. we hope neighboring skoun tries will help us, because the spark of war can reach all countries, including europe. >> reporter: many are hailing this deal a success. but there are fears of renewed fighting. negotiations were secretly
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taking place here in doha since april. they were tough in detail. now the question is if this ceasefire deal will end the clashes between the two tribes which lasted for over a year. some tribal leaders blamed foreigners for the crisis and urged unity. >> translator: they lived side by side in the desert for many years. but there was external interference instigating this war. it is not merely a tribal conflict. >> reporter: the qatar mediator hopes the signing of the deal will stabilize the rest of libya. >> we have seen the importance of the stability, because it is the cornerstone for the stability of entire libya. because how it spread is how [ inaudible ] there and how easy it is going to be to incubate and become a fertile land for different extremist groups and
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different armed groups. >> reporter: tribal and ethnic fighting in southern libya have increased since gadhafi was toppled in 2011. tribal rivalry and control of smuggling and trade routes have contributed to the fighting. unemployment is high, and the area is largely underdeveloped. they have a complex tribal and social mix. some of the tribes extend into neighboring countries. libya has many problems. since last year there has been bloody power struggle between two competing governments and parliaments. one is based in the capitol, triply, the other in the eastern city of tobruk, the united nations is trying to broker a national deal. and still ahead, a year after the shooting death of
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tamir rice, angry family members are still calling for answers. and in a $160 billion drug merger could be a bad deal. ♪
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he is calling on people to come forward, especially those with cell phone video. hundreds of people were gathered for the unauthorized block party when the shooting started. >> it's really hard to police against a bunch of guys who decide to pull out guns and settle disputes between them. at the end of the day it's going to require the people who were in this park to say they have had enough, and give us information so the police can do their job. >> none of the injuries are life threatening, and officials are doubling the reward leading to the arrest of the suspects. police have arrested a man for shooting a medical student on friday. federal marshals found him after three days on the run. surveillance video captured the entire incident. the man faces charges of
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attempted murder, kidnapping and armed robbery. in chicago the mayor appealed for calm on a conference call with key civic leaders. they are expected to release dash cam footage of a teenager shot by police officers. the teenager was shot 16 times. but police and the family are concerned the graphic footage could trigger more violence. >> reporter: tony, the video of the shooting is said to be very graphic, very violent, even hard to watch. when the chicago city council saw it, they just paid the family $5 million even before they filed a lawsuit. the shooting happened on october 20th, 2014. the police say the 17-year-old had pcp in his system and was carrying a 4 inch knife slashing
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tires along the road. including the tires of an officer's car. six officers cornered him, one shot him 16 times. the others never fired a shot. the attorney for the officer who did the firing says it was justified and that van dyk was in fear of his life, and he has asked that the public not rush to judgment. >> the video does not depict what my client was seeing at the time. >> reporter: many in the city's black community don't buy that argument. >> apparently the guy was of no threat to the officer, because he was like 20 feet ray -- away, and walking away from the officer. >> the family says they don't want the video to be released. community organizers say they realize the release will likely
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raise tensions, but they are promising to try to keep things calm. >> a lot of people i have talked to say they will protest, but i think the protests will be peaceful. >> reporter: a judge ordered the release of a video only after a fight between the city and an independent journalist, who demanded it be made public. he says he doesn't think the fear of violence is a reason to hold back the video, which he thinks could start a conversation about policing in chicago. >> in many places it has been shown if you change the culture of policing in an area, the violence between citizens go down. >> reporter: ultimately what the protesters want is the firing of the police chief. they say he hasn't done enough to curve violent shootings. the protesters want that officer van dyk to face some kind of
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charge. for now he is on desk duty. tony. >> there is a report out in local media that says the officer involved could face murder charges. what can you tell us about that? >> well, there have been rumblings of that, tony in the last few hours or so, that maybe those charges could come as early as tomorrow, nothing confirmed yet. it would be coming before the release of the videotape, and if the officer is charged with murder, it would be the first time in chicago's history that an officer was charged with murder on the job. >> andy thank you. one year after the death of 12-year-old tamir rice at the hands of cleveland police, family members continue to call for the removal of the prosecutor in the case. demonstrators held a rally and presented a petition, demanding that the prosecutor step down. last year a cleveland police officer mistook rice's toy
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pistol for a real gun before shooting him. >> there are certain people that need to pay for what they did. they need to pay. they need to pay and with their lives, because you have no business taking a life when you didn't really know what was going on. >> joining us now are two cleveland natives. i think both from shaker heights. the "washington post" reporter is in washington. and senior editor joins us from lima, ohio. before we get to the anniversary of tamir rice, i'm wondering -- i don't know if you had a chance to hear andy's report about the authorities in chicago being close to releasing dash cam video of what sounds like a pretty horrible police-involved shooting of a 17-year-old. are you worried about chicago? >> i'm not worried about chicago, actually. i'm more worried that it takes a release of a video to spur forth
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an investigation that has been really dragging on for more than a year. yes, they have paid $5 million to the family after seeing the horrible video, but at the same time we need to get past the point where the fear of violence and unrest in a city is what triggers prosecutors to, you know, really -- get going with cases. >> yeah, wesley i want to give you an opportunity on this. any word about chicago? >> i'm working on chicago. i'm looking into seeing what is going to happen there. and what we have to remember is one, this is not unlike though way that cincinnati handled the aftermath of the sam due bow shooting earlier this year, the major difference being the elongated time frame. they had the same concerns. they had rioting there a decade ago, after the shooting of an unarmed black man, and after that shooting, they released the video after several days, charged the officers involved
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and held these series of community meetings, hoping to hold off any community reaction to the video. >> right. right. let's go to tamir rice. the video alone doesn't appear to be enough to convince the county prosecutor to aggressively look to take this case to trial. is that clear at this point? >> i would say it is, yes. there is a local judge who encouraged charges to be filed, and yet the prosecutor is insistent upon taking it to the grand jury, which is his right, as is his right to stay on the case. however, given what we have seen with other cases just this past year, it is pretty evident he is slow-footing this prosecution. and what is most curious is the fact that he has commissioned three outside reports owned by people either involved with law enforce or a district attorney's office to assess whether or not the shooting was justified and
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all three have been, you know, essentially revealed as justified. why he chose to reveal those to the public before the grand jury was able to see them and evaluate them is curious. it seems to me he is to some degree undermining his own case. >> right. right. because he is supposed to be an advocate. what am i missing here? what is the prosecutor suggesting when he says publicly, right, that the family and the family's attorney are interesting people, and let me leave it at that, end quote, he is supposed to be their advocate, isn't he? >> yes, but what we know is that prosecutors very often in cases of police shootings behave very differently than they do in cases of homicides. in other homicides they are the advocate on behalf of the family of the person killed and they are seeks criminal charges for whomever the suspect may be.
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in police shootings prosecutors are very often acting as not just a prosecutor, but also a defense attorney, where they are attempting to try the case in front of the grand jury. so what he has been doing, even the comments about the family aside, what he has been doing by releasing pieces of evidence and these expert reports that are concluding this is a legally justified shooting, he is broadcasting where this is going to go, he is showing there is a very little likelihood that the officers in this case will be charged. >> and let's be clear about this. this is video of a child playing with a toy, right? an unarmed bb gun in a park close to his home. and yet you have heard commentary where people have been blaming tamir rice for his own death, correct? >> oh, it's incest
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-- incestent, from the beginning you saw people blaming him for carrying the gun, and also because he didn't kowtow to the police when they shot feet in front of him. he had no time to react. he had no time to aseed to any demands that the officer did or did not make. so when you look at the videotape that shows me a pretty reckless dereliction of duty by the officer, and when you actually visit the park, as i have, you understand how ridiculous that particular bit of police procedure was, that the park faces a large parking lot from which you can drive off of detroit avenue into the large parking lot. he could have easily been warned and the situation handled much more calmly, instead the
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officer, the driver of the car chose to storm in there, as if it was some kind of action film, and lowman pops out, and less than two seconds later tamir has been shot. >> yeah. >> so when people say that the officer assessed that tamir had a weapon, i don't understand how he could have assessed anything. >> right. right. wesley get me get to something more broadly here, is carrying a gun, while black, even in a concealed carry state, and ohio is one of those, but there are more coming online, a pretty risky thing to do in many parts of the country now. i'm thinking about the corey jones case, i believe in louisiana, correct? >> florida. >> that's right. >> in florida. and i was going to bring that up. i think it's fascinating when you look at the law and the letter of the law, if a police officer is scared whether it is
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justified or unjustified whether they are scared for reasons that are legal or illegal. they are legally justified in shooting and killing people on duty. and even tamir rice we're having this conversation where we're discussing -- like how could these officers not be charged? and what i think many activists are now starting to push is it's a fundamental brokenness of the law in terms of what we allow police officers to do and what their legal justifications are, again, whether tamir rice had a toy or real gun, if the officer was scared or not -- if it was scared at all, he is justified. and that's the same case with corey jones, a man who was driving home and his car breaks down, it's 3:00 am and an officer drives up on him and jumps out of the vehicle.
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corey jones had a legal gun, probably for this exact reason when it's 3:00 am and someone drives up on him. but if the officer is scare it is legal. >> yeah. let me leave it there. that's food for thought. gentlemen, good to see you again. thank you both for your time. straight ahead on the program, fighting back, france works to solidify a united coalition against isil, and the rise of donald trump despite his controversial comments, but now some of his challengers are on the attack. >> a friend of mine who is very sophisticated --
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so over the next few days, french president hollande will meet with world leaders seeking international support for his fight against isil. tomorrow hollande will visit president obama at the white house. after that, will come talks with world leaders in russia, italy, and germany. andrew simmons has more. >> reporter: in position and operational, the aircraft carrier, war planes taking off, bombs loaded. a french defense ministry spokesmen said the first attacks were in iraq. the action coincided with
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president-meeting with david cameron. a visit that started with a solemn moment. the two men were at the theater, the scene of mass killing at a rock concert. 90 people died. each paid homage to the total of 130 dead by laying a single rose. cameron is promising more military support in an second attempt. >> later this week i will set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling isil. i firmly sup fort the action that president hollande has taken to strike isil in syria and it's my firm conviction that britain should do so too. >> translator: we're convinced we must continue to strike isil in syria. we will intensify our strikes. we will choose the sites that will cause the most damage to this terrorist army, and our aircraft carry yours have been
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mandated to strike hard against isil. >> reporter: france wants to bolster intelligence cooperation, and impose more border checks within the e.u. francois hollande finds his popularity rising after a week of national trauma. one poll says more than 90% support his actions so far. the hollande, cameron meeting, and their simple anonymous gesture here, single roses amongst all of the rest of the flowers, starts a difficult week for the french president. it would be the hardest of his presidency, trying to get support for what he calls the war against isil in syria. but france can't go it alone. on tuesday hollande will meet with barack obama in washington. they will review the military options against isil and talk of russian involvement. the u.s. president and his russian counterpart, vladimir putin appear to have broken some
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of the ice between them at the g-20 meeting in turkey earlier this month. there will be efforts for a grand military coalition to include russia and plans to head to moscow later in the week. hollande will also meet germany's chance lor, angela merkel. 'll no doubt consult her with the prospect of putin being on board. but his own air strikes, he is going to want concessions. he is likely to demand the lifting of sanctions for his action in crimea and eastern ukraine. and that may be too high of price to pay. can the completion of the first strike back from the charles dee gal. no one can be sure when the suffering will end. the stage doors remain closed,
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where so many young people died ten days ago, there is still a sense of disbelief. andrew simmons, al jazeera, paris. john kerry says the international will feint yulely defeat isil. he is meeting with arab a leaders about the war in syria. he said isil is not all powerful, and it's just a matter of time before the organization falls. he also says the white house is escalating efforts to bring down the group. the secretary would not offer details of the plan. a national security contributor joins us from washington, d.c. good to have you back. >> good to be here. >> yeah, good to have you back. let me deal with some preliminaries here. what does president hollande -- what does he hope to get from these consultations with these world leaders over the next few days? >> i think he is trying to build this coalition. he is trying to rally the
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various powers in the region behind him in his concept for building this anti-isil coalition. >> to do what, douglas? to drop more bombs? >> in part to drop bombs, but i think also they will talk about more intelligence cooperation, perhaps arming some groups together on the ground, certainly nothing like putting, you know, a ground force together to move into syria. nobody is talking about that. >> i don't know where you stand on this. do you believe in order to beat isis, isil, there needs to be some kind of ground force contingent. >> there need to be ground troops, but it should not be with people outside the region. in syria we need to find syrians that we can work with. >> okay. let me get to the real question i want to ask you here.
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what does defeat of islamic state -- what does it look like? >> well, it depends on which it ration of the islamic state we are talking about, tony. if we're talking about the islamic state that is holding this ground in iraq and syria, well, it means that we have a military force that defeats them to a point where they no longer hold ground. then we're going to have to start working on reducing this terrorist organization, both in iraq and syria, and as we learned these past weeks also in beirut, paris, brussels, and elsewhere around the world. we can't forget all of their affiliates that they have in egypt and afghanistan among others. and you have to go after the ideology behind this. this is a very long-term problem. not long-term in iraq and syria, that may be just another year, year and a half, two years, but
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the longer battle is, you know, generational. >> yeah, so let me give you what you have said. if you destroy or -- or disperse -- because you have written about this, most of islamic state's fighting capability, right, destroying or retaking land, oil refineries, if you continue to destroy for example fuel trucks, the news today another 238 fuel trucks were taken out. if islamic state is no longer controlling swathes of land to launch military strikes, you have defeated islamic state. will we know when that happens? will we be able to recognize it? >> well, sure, when, you know, the iraqi army reoccupied mosul, and there are some similarance of moderate syrians running rauk
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-- raqqa, then we'll know what that looks like. but that has nothing to do with defeating extremists in paris. there will still be terrorist sympathizers who will do attacks on occasion. >> okay. good to know. douglas as always thank you. donald trump is doubling down on his claim that he has seen video of muslims cheering on 9/11 even though there is no evidence of any such video. ben carson said he saw two. although his campaign now says he made a mistake. and this is causing concerns for the republican party. >> reporter: it was another weekend of controversy for republican presidential hopeful
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front runner. security officers appeared to punch and kick the protester. >> maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing. >> reporter: he also generated headlines by claiming on 9/11 he saw frightening reaction from muslims nearby. >> and i watched in jersey city, new jersey where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. >> reporter: but there is no evidence such celebrations if any occurred at all were broadcast on tv. still on sunday, trump doubled down. >> saw it. >> reporter: provocative and questionable statements have long been a hallmark of trump's campaign. critics and rivals have repeatedly said trump is stoking
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racial tensions. jeb bush said: but it's not just muslims or immigrants who are trump's targets. he recently hammered neurosurgeon and republican rival ben carson. >> he said he has pathological disease. he said pathological temper and then defined it as disease. he said he has pathological disease. >> reporter: and trump added this. >> if you are a child molester, a sick puppy, you are a child molester there is no cure for that. >> trump speaks the way regular people speak. he doesn't speak in terms of a neurosurgeon or governor, or long-time senator. my friend from oklahoma just lets it fly, and that's the way most people talk when they are comfortable talking with pals. >> reporter: strategists say trump's abrasiveness are getting pass right now for other reasons as well.
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a recent poll suggested that 75% of republicans believe most people in politics cannot be trusted. >> people absolutely believe that politicians overstate, so he is no different than any other politician. i think he just says it in a different way. >> reporter: even a few of trump's own supporters will acknowledge some of his claims are absurd. but they say his sentiments are spot on. >> we have very, very stupid people running our country. the illegal immigrants are being treated better than our vets in many cases. >> reporter: and now his rivals are beginning to ratchet up attacks on donald trump. >> no, not at all. i want a data face for refugee if they come into the country. >> reporter: an cysts say it's only a matter of time before the airwaves are filled with ads
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that turn trump's rhetoric against him. >> how stupid are the people of iowa to believe this crap. >> reporter: david shuster, al jazeera. two major drug companies announced a record-breaking deal today and it is already causing a lot of controversy. ali velshi has more. >> reporter: pfizer and allergan announced plans to merge. the world's biggest drug company. it was a long time ago that we had all of these big drug merlinger. now they are all supermerged companies anyway. they will have $63.5 billion in sales. and it is controversial because of the inversion. the goal of inversion is to help u.s. companies avoid america's high corporate taxes. companies do that by moving their headquarters overseas.
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the merger would shift pfizer's tax base to allergan's headquarters in ireland. and phaser would cut its tax rate to around 17%, down from about 25%. that would be the largest inversion to take place for this tax benefit in history. but on the news of the merger here is something interesting. the shares of pfizer dropped 2.6%. that's often common for the shares of the acquiring company to lose value, and the gaining company to gain value. but allergan also lost value. >> so ali we have been hearing a lot about mergers lately. is this a trend? >> yeah, this year's total m&a
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value breaks the record set back in 2007. way before -- not way before -- but before the recession. markets were at records, housing was at record prices. the total merger and acquisition value merger value this year is $3.8 trillion, and this pfizer allergan merger is the biggest one. take a look at this graphic. the biggest we talked about one anheuser-busch and miller. del bought emc. charter and time-warner, that was supposed to be comcast and time-warner. that deal fell apart and charter jumped in. >> gotcha, what else is on the big show tonight, ali. >> we're talking about the visa waiver program. americans are worried about people who come to this country to do harm. some on capitol hill with
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calling for tougher restrictions on who can get a visa to visit america. will those prestrict shuns stop attacks or just hurt the tourist industry. >> you can watch ali velshi on target right here at 6:00 pm on al jazeera america. the 14-year-old who was arrested after his clock was mistaken for a bomb is now seeking $10 million in damages. they claim he suffered physical and mental anguish. still ahead, police in tribal areas, while officers in the tribal nations are not getting the information they need to do their jobs.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target. two u.s. army pilots were killed when their helicopters crashed. the names of the victims are being withheld in the the families are notified. a south korean news agency says the chopper may have hit power lines. tony coming up at 8:00 the search for allies this week the french president is meeting with
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leaders. in chicago, controversy surrounding a police video that is expected to be released soon. it involves a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. but police and the victim's family never wanted it released. so why is it happening? and what could the public learn from the confrontation? also tonight, building in a desert, developers in california want to construct new towns outside of joshua tree national park. it would create tens of thousands of homes, hundreds of businesses. the problem, where will the water come from? the concerns of residents coming up tonight. plus nearly extinct one of twhoerl's last four remaining northern white rhinos has died. is there any hope for the species and what is being done to protect the last three still alive in kenya. >> john thank you. native american police officers have been protecting their communities for decades, but their ability to effectively
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fight crime in tribal areas has been hindered by a lack of access to national data. >> reporter: when you patrol 9,000 square miles in indian country, backup can be a long way away. >> we have some areas where there's no radio or phone service. >> reporter: the cherokee nation marshall service came to this house investigating a white supremacist gang. >> the information we had was he lived by himself, he is a fallen, he has no children, and he had firearms. and he had a violent past. so that's the reason for the explosive briefing. >> reporter: which looks something like this. but when they got into the house, they discovered more people. >> now there's three other people. two females and a male who -- nobody has any
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information on an all. >> show me your hands. >> reporter: the reason, cherokee marshals didn't have access to national criminal database. when most police departments pull someone over they have a computer that tells them whether that person is wanted at a state or federal level. >> if i'm a tulsa or dallas police officer and i pull a vehicle over, and i don't know who is in it, or they are suspicious, i can run information on them, very, very quickly and get that return back very quickly. >> this is head of the cherokee nation marshals. >> we can get that information, but sometimes it takes minutes, hours or sometimes days. and that's time that those officers need to figure out what is going on. it's a huge safety hole we have. >> his department is one of ten in the country that will be granted access to federal databases, including homeland
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security, the drug enforce agency, and the national crime information center. all through a pilot initiative called the tribal access program which could spread to near 200 tribal police departments across the country. >> imagine if they can't access a national database on a defendant with a gun, and found out he has been convicted twice. >> reporter: native americans experienced violent crime at double the national rate, and nearly 60% of the victims describe their attacker as white, not a tribal citizen. in that meant tribal police had no immediate way of knowing where those non-indians came from, or what other crimes they may have committed. >> so in essence they were investigating cases with one hand tied behind their back. >> reporter: the tribal access program will start as a pilot program, then those polices will train other tribes. >> but we want to know who we
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are dealing with. >> reporter: tribal authorities hope faster access to that knowledge will lead to faster arrests and justice for victims. up next, empire art, a new exhibit that tackles the complex history of great britain. ♪
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a provocative new exhibition in london explores the legacy of great britain. jessica baldwin has more. >> reporter: queen victoria giving a bible to an unnamed african prince. >> the crucial thing is this is what empire looks like through british eyes. he is beautiful and quite sophisticated. but he is in a position of bowing. this is how britain likes to think of its colonial subjects. >> reporter: many would argue not much has changed. >> to be honest, there has been this supposition of superiority. that britain naturally has a place in the world. >> reporter: the british empire was the largest in many history, encompassing parts of asia, africa, and north america. from canada to afghanistan, and the continuing controversy of empire. as a benign force for
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development or a brutal conquerer. each photograph or paining adds to the ongoing story. a trophy for king gorge ii i. miss janning, shown in windsor park. the war of the 19th century. ending the zulu nation's independence. but that battle has been redefined. this scottish artist has turned empire on its head. he has rewritten history so the zulus have triumphed. contemporary british art uses are reen -- reinterpreting images. much of the show is devoted to the new more informed incite. >> there are so many different takes that damned if you do, damned if you don't, so you might as well put the bloody
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show on anyway. >> reporter: just the world empire is provacative and loaded, but by looking at it through artists the subject is less controversial, and encourages visitors to reconsider what the concept means to them. and that is all of our time. i'm tony harris. thank for watching. john siegenthaler is back with today's news right now. >> tony thanks very much. we begin with a new travel alert for all americans, from the state department saying that isil, al-qaeda, boko haram and other groups will continue to plan attacks around the world. the advisory tells u.s. citizens to remain vigilant. it comes as the french president is pushing for a new coalition in the fight against isil. >> reporter: in positioned and operational, the charles de gaulle aircraft area your, war planes takes of


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