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they are worried kunduz will never be the same again. do check out our website, you can also that contact us on twitter and facebook, as well. >> a tail of clues no clear motive. the california shooting investigation turns to the suspect's home after police find an arsenal inside. >> an explosion in egypt's capital leaves 16 dead when a nightclub is fire bard. the u.s. economy adds more jobs, clearing the way for a rise in interest rates.
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this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. authorities are trying to connect the dots in san bernardino california as they try to figure out why a young couple went on a shooting rampage. police found an arsenal in the home of tashfeen malik and sayed farook, the same home they shared with their six-month-old baby. officials aren't sharp why they opened fire killing 14 people. we are live in san bernardino, california following the latest details. the details are simply perplexing. >> absolutely. you have two competing narratives and it doesn't quite fit. even the president has said that there could be the possibly of mixed motives. federal investigators aren't quite willing to call this terrorism. they've she'd from the term. when you look at what happened,
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it doesn't quite add up to workplace violence, either. >> investigators are focusing on the crime scene at the in land regional center and on the home in red lands california rented by suspects tashfeen malik and sayed farook. >> the guns were legally purchased. two handguns were purchased by him. the rivals were not. those are component that is we are still following up on. all four guns were legally purchased. >> investigators say 27-year-old farook is an american citizen. tashfeen malik had been in the u.s. for about a year on a pakistani passport and fiancee visa. neither hat a previous criminal record. in the home they rented, police confirmed more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition were found, a dozen or so pipe bombs, as well as hundreds of tools they say could have been used to construct additional explosives.
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police believe the pair was ready to carry out another attack. >> based upon what we have seen, and based upon how they were equipped, there had to be a degree of planning that went into this. >> evidence was found described as digital media. there are reports that farook was in touch with what were described as extremists under f.b.i. scrutiny. the digital material has been flown to washington for analysis. >> the digital media is incredibly important, because we are trying to determine the motive. we do not yet know the motive. we cannot rule anything out at this point and we're hoping that some of that digital media will help us and assist us in obtaining some of that. >> the f.b.i. has stopped short of calling wednesday's shooting an act of terrorism. >> there was obviously a mission here. we know that. >> police released the names of the victims late thursday night.
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a candlelight vigil was held for them in san bernardino. >> this was tragedy i never experienced in my career. >> the first on the scene, a san commander. >> the initial 50 people did not want to come to us. they were fearful. they were in the back hallway area and that heightened my concern and my fear that potentially, the suspects were in that hallway holding them hostage and waiting for us to enter into the hallway. we had to tell them several times come to us, come to us, and ultimately, they did and once that first person took the motions forward, it opened the floodgates. >> just to add more to what the lt. was saying, he described seeing the fear on people's
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faces, the chaos, smelling gun powder in the air and fire alarms going off, very intense emotional experience for him and officers. 300 officers responded in the initial moments, very intense. >> a shooting victim, daniel did not survive. it is 60:30 a.m. in the morning here local time. ryan, thank you so much for your time, so early in the morning and after what must be a very emotional 48 hours. i want to start by just asking if you could tell us a little bit about daniel and what kind of person he was. >> daniel was an amazing person, and i know i've been telling everybody that, you know, it sounds like a cliche about oh, his smile lit up the room, but this was really true about daniel. he touched so many peoples'
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lives. i've had people contacting me saying that they met daniel once 10 years ago, but he had so much of an impact with his personality, that they remembered him, and so now they are reaching out to me to offer condolences, and that's an amazing person especially nowadays that 10 years later can remember somebody that they met once for an hour, and had that much of an impact on somebody's life. he was just an all around great guy. everybody loved him. he was everybody's friend. he didn't care who you were or where you came from, didn't care how long he had known you, everybody was treated equally as like the best friend in the world, and he again was an amazing, funny guy. >> and how are you feeling right now? right now, i'm still coming to terms with it, so i'm still in that numb face.
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i know that's going to end soon. this morning i was a little choked up because while i was waiting for some other interviews, i made the mistake of getting on facebook and was reading some of the comments, and what not, but i was able to pull it together so that way i could share who daniel was because that's pretty much what all these interviews this morning have been all about and i definitely wanted to share that with the world. >> thank you so much for your time. we're actually going to be trying to spend more time with ryan as a news team to learn more about daniel coffman later today. over the past two days, we've spent so much time talking about the attack, learning more about the attackers and a lot of the victim' families have been understandably reluctant to talk to media. it is still an opportunity, though, because it's important i think to highlight and learn some of these victim's names.
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>> thank you. some other victim include a father of six children, a woman who fled iran to escape persecution, and a young woman who had just joined the health department in san bernardino county, the youngest victim was 26, the oldest 60. >> we have now heard from the very first officer on the scene of the shooting, lt. mike madden talked about what he saw when he arrived. >> we had every belief at that time that we had people still actively being shot inside of the building. my goal was to assemble an entry team and enter into the building to engage the active shooter. this mindset and this type of training became indoctrinated in us after the columbine incident and that was the goal. we wanted to get in there and we wanted to stop any further innocent people from being injured and possibly killed.
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as three officers arrived, there was an approximate two minute time lapse from the time i got there until we had a team assembled that our four initial responding officers and the four of us then went around the south side of the building. as we made our way to the east side, it was immediately evident that the reports that we were getting were 100% true. there were victims who were clearly obviously deceased outside of the conference room, and i relayed that information to the other responding officers, and again requested assistance. as we entered into the conference room, the situation was surreal. it was something that i don't think, again, we prepare for and they try to -- an active shooter, we talk about sensory overload, they just try to throw
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everything at you to prepare you for dealing with that, what you're seeing, what you're hearing, what you're smelling, and it was all of that and more. >> members of the mosque sayed farook attended are upset that they have to keep apologizing. >> he never said these people deserve what happened, this is good, never said anything bad like this before in his life. i've always known him as a good person. other people i know, as well, know him as a good person, as well. everyone is in shock. >> another says there is nothing to support the claim that religion is behind attacks such as this. >> the connection between religious extreme i amounted attacks is remote.
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the more devoted people generally are to their religion, the less extreme they are likely to be. what happens is religious belief is politicized. the elements of religion which deal with mercy and love and compassion are set aside in favor of a very singular approach to changing the world through violence. it's an obsession with violence, and violence is presented as the root of salvation. it is highjacking a religious approach for political purposes. theological belief generally avoids extremism. >> we don't know the motive yet, i want to be clear about that for this attack, but we are having this conversation because there are aspects of farook's background that have come to light. one is that he was reportedly from a broken home and divorcee
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papers, she said his father was an alcoholic who would become violent. are those facts as important as the fact that he traveled to saudi arabia and grew a beard? >> no, and it's very good that we're pointing out we don't know what is specific to this case. i think that those facts that you mentioned about his personal upbringing are probably very much more relevant than any connection with religion. >> islamic groups in california say threats have increased against mosques and the muslim community. some islamic schools were closed and mosques took extra precautions. >> the shooting has ignited a fierce debate in washington over gun laws. republicans blocked the latest gun control bills in congress. critics of gun control say there are other things that should be done to stop gun crime.
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>> we are pursuing the investigation wherever it leads. it is certainly because of the planning that was clearly involved in this, it's something that we have to take very seriously, but we have not ruled out the workplace issue and frankly, something else could develop. >> democrats are outraged. >> we can no longer remain silent. what gives us the right to hold moments of silence when we do nothing to act upon the cause of the grief? >> the day after yet another gun related mass murder, republicans were largely silent on new gun laws. house speaker paul ryan renewed his call for expanded mental health checks. >> a lot of these people are getting guns who are mentally unstable, who should not be getting guns and this is a gap in our law that is we feel needs to be filled. >> after some recent shootings,
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mr. obama reacted with anger over the one issue he says is the most frustrating of his presidency, his number to push through new gun restrictions. >> how can you with a straight face make the argument that more guns will make us safer? >> with the possibility that terror played a role, the president's response this time was more measured. still, he again called for new gun laws. >> it's going to be important for all of us, including our legislatures to see what we can do to make sure that when individuals decide to they want to do harm, we're making it a little harder for them to do it, because right now, it is just too easy. >> the shootings in san bernardino were also a topic at the republican jewish forum where the republicans who want to be president were stumping on thursday. they talked about national security, and the controversial iranian nuclear deal. front runner donald trump
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insisted that he would have inked a much better deal and then made a comment some interpreted as invoking a jewish stereotype. >> is there anybody who doesn't renegotiate deals in this room? perhaps more than any room i've ever spoken to. >> trump was booed after claiming he has the skills to bring the israelis and palestinians to the table. he also would not commit to jerusalem as the undivided capital of israel. that is a point of contention in solving the crisis. >> a military milestone, the history making decision that will forever change the role of women in combat.
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>> half a million fields will lie fallow.
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>> if we had another year of this severe drought, i'd say all bets are off. >> the labor department says jobs were added last month and this is the last major piece of economic data before the fed decides whether to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years. our economics correspondent patricia sobga is here, patty, so does the november report feel those expectations show an interest rise. >> barring any geopolitical catastrophe, yeah, this pretty much seals the deal. the economy added 211,000 jobs last month, better than expectations. the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5%. that was good news, because the number of people who have a job or actively looking for one, the labor force participation rate
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ticked up slightly. there is evidence that wage pressures are starting to build, but not quite playing out yet in this report. >> .4 wears, that is nothing. are paychecks healthy enough to justify an interest rate rise. >> january yell did note that wages aren't exactly where we want to see them. let's pull up this graphic. this pretty much tells you the big problem, which is wages last month rose 2.3% year over year. see that gray line. >> we're way or the target. >> it is 3.5, 4% to pull ahead of the target rate. they've been trending lower there. january yell spelled out concerns about waiting too long to raised interest rates.
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they've been near zero. if there are any sort of addition reputations or overheating in the economy, they have no room, nowhere to go. she actually mentioned that and before congress said waiting too long could affect a tightening and inadvertently push the economy into recession. with rates too low for too long, it leads to excessive risk taking. >> oil ministers from opec are meeting in vienna this morning, expected to stick with the strategy of not cutting oil production. the group is asking saudi arabia, the largest exporter of oil to cut production, but saudi arabia firmly maintained that other big non-opec producers would have to agree to cuts, including russia and mexico. >> historic changes are coming to the u.s. military. women will soon be able to serve in all combat roles, including
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elite special forces and front line combat. we have more from the pentagon. >> back in the summer, it was beginning to be clear that momentum was building to totally lift the ban on women in combat units. two women made it through the army's grueling rangers school, the formula then seemed to be pretty much set, keep the standards high, let everyone compete without regard to gender. only the marine corps wanted a exception, to keep its units all male. ash carter ruled against the marines and for equal opportunity for women. >> today, i'm announcing my decision not to make continued exceptions, that is to proceed with opening all these remaining occupations and positions to women. there will be no exceptions. >> currently, 90% of military jobs are open to women, but now the other 10%, about 220,000
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jobs will be, too, including front line combat jobs, such as infantry, armor, recon and the most demanding, dangerous jobs of all, special ops, the elite commando units, delta force and seal team six. carter emphasized that equal opportunity does not mean equal representation, and many demanding specialties there may be few if any women, but the secretary's order means that from now on, women can compete for any job in the military and be limited only by ability, not gender. reaction from female combat veterans in congress was blunt and supportive. congresswoman tammy duckworth said i didn't lose my legs in a bar fight, of course women can serve in combat. congresswoman martha mcsally said it's about damn time. >> carter realizes there may be
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difficulties, but the decision's made and all the services will have to follow. >> that egyptian police are searching for three suspects after an explosion killed 16 people. attackers through molotov cocktails and a nightclub. officials said one man was an employee who had been fired, but an eyewitness gave a different account. >> three men came to the nightclub on a motorcycle, but they wouldn't let them in, so they come back with three molotov cocktails. they threw them and escaped. only two or three inside died. >> three others who managed to escape are being treated for burns and smoke inhalation. >> germany's parliament overwhelmingly approved a plan to join the fight against isil. lawmakers voted to provide 1200 support personnel, reconnaissance jet to the coalition. germany will not involve in combat. they pledged to help france after last month's paris
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attacks. >> the justice department addition deeper into corruption at fifa, another major blow for word soccer. >> this hail mary pass to save green bay's playoff hopes.
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>> tributes are coming in for the lead singer of one of the biggest 1990's rock bands. ♪
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♪ former stone temple pilot front man scott weiland was found dead while on tour with his new band. he was 48. he sold more than 10 million copies with his first two albums and they won a grammy in machine 94 for the hit song plush. >> word soccer is working on major reforms after a second round of indictments and arrests for high ranking fifa officials. it is just the latest development in the bribe and kick back scandal that rocked soccer. john henry smith has more. >> disarray at the top of fifa, as more officials are charged in a growing corruption scandal. for the second time in six months, soccer officials were placed under arrest at switzerland's hotel, including two top vice presidents. and several more have now been charged by the u.s. justice department. >> a federal grand jury in
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brooklyn has returned a 92 count superseding indictment, including charges against 16 new defendants, all of whom are current or former soccer officials. >> among those charged, five former members of fifa's executive committee responsible for rewarding the world cup tournament. that brings the total members of that committee indicted to 11. they are accused of taking some $200 million in bribes in exchange for awarding world cup tournament rights. >> the betrayal of trust that is set forth here is truly outrageous and the scale of corruption alleged herein is unconscionable. >> eight others accused in earlier indictments entered guilty verdicts, including another former vice president jeffery webb. he had pleaded not guilty in july. fifa had been meeting at the hotel to talk about reforms, leaders say it is still a top priority. >> with all our concentrated
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effort, our goal is that we be recognized as a modern trusted sports organization. >> it's being calmed the miracle in motown, the green bay packers stealing a win in detroit. aaron rodgers launched a 70-yard hail mary at the end of the game to win 27-23. fans of detroit say it never should have come down to that ply. green bay received an extra play after a detroit player was called for grabbing aaron rodgers facemask on a tackle. >> president obama welcomed the holiday season in washington by urging americans to come together after the san bernardino shooting. >> 3-2-1! >> he and the first family lit the national christmas tree. actress reese witherspoon hosted the event featuring several
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