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this is al jazeera america, i'm randall pinkston in new york. with a look at the top stories. >> translation: we need troops on the ground. americans must intervene disagreement in iraq over how the u.s. should deal with i.s.i.l. the city tries to return to a semblance ever normalcy after the attack killing 14 in a civic center. >> i don't like it at all the secret ghnd the pop u -- behind the popularity of
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republican candidate donald trump world leaders reach a tentative agreement in the flight against global warming. we take a deeper look at progress made at the climate summit in paris we begin with news breaking out of london. a stabbing in the underground that police are calling a terrorist attack. three people injured on the knife attack on the laceon metro station in the north-east. this is cell phone video of police in a standoff with a man, british authorities say he screamed "this is for syria", before police used a stun gun to detain him. a victim was injured, two sustained minor injuries, according to london police. now to the fight against i.s.i.l., the rebel group
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claiming responsibility for wednesday's shooting in california. i.s.i.l. and its supporters kill the 14 people, and called on to accept the attackers as martyrs. the residents of san bernardino are struggling to come to terms after the attacks, tributes and memorials as the people honour the fallen the key to defeating i.s.i.l., secretary of state john kerry laid it out. not coming from military might alone. the investigation into wednesday's shooting into california is taking a closer look at pakistani woman who joined her husband. the fbi said they know little about tashfeen malik, as does her mother-in-law according to the facebook family lawyer. pakistani's family intelligence began to investigate possible ties to militants. joining us live from san bernardino is melissa chan. we understand there has been a
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raid, another raid in connection with the case. >> yes, the fbi has confirmed that they executed a search warrant on a property in riverside county, it's not far away from san bernardino, and belongs to the home of a former neighbour of farook's, and former friend, according to some people. there are reports that this man is the one that procured the two semiautomatic rifles used in the attacks. that's the latest information. here, it has been may hecs. as you can imagine, it's the start of the weekend, and people are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy. >> reporter: it's the city's annual holiday festival, and everywhere is out despite a harrowing and strange weak for residents. out front the san bernardino police department and members of the s.w.a.t. team, these two men
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supporting the toy drive had been first responders on wednesday. >> thank you, guys. >> it's definitely overwhelming the response from the community. you know, we are here for the community, they are here for us as well. it helps us, they are coming up, shaking our hand. it's a great feeling. >> walking around in the park on a beautiful sunny saturday. you don't get the feeling that this is the community that has been so terrorized over the past few days. people admit they are scared. they are saying that we should stay in the houses, public places where there's a lot of people. others say life must go on. san bernardino - we'll move on. we are strong, and we will move on in spite of everything that happened. if we have to the attack which stumped investigators because the shooters appeared to have had an ordinary suburban life is now an fbi investigation, treated as a
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terrorist attack. in the president's weakly address he took the opportunity to push for gun control. >> he may not produce every tragedy. we shouldn't make it easy for terrorists or criminals to get their hands on a gun that they can use against minister. >> people in san bernardino tell us. nothing happens here. it's a quiet down in the suburbs in the town of california, everyone is in shock. >> it will take a while to heel from everything that has gone through. this is a step forward in hopes to do that. and seeing the kids with smiles on their faces, and they are young and innocent and enjoying their day, it helps the rest of us. >> indeed, here, for a few hours, residents seem to have forgotten the horrors of the past week. >> just add a little more on president obama, he was briefed
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this morning. the secretary-general and the fbi director. ask if francois holland briefing him about the shootings, suggesting the seriousness. possibly the global connections: have you seen indications of cancelling made available. especially for those first responders we actually, of course, in the report you just saw, those first responders, we had a chance to speak with them, and they acted normal. there has been counselling available. in fact, from what we understand, even on the day of the attack, at the trauma centers, there were people there to help, and that center stayed open. not just for the people that experienced and survived, but family members scrambling around to find people.
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>> certainly a traumatic event that will take time to recover from. thank you, melissa the white house announced that president obama will deliver a presidential address to the nation tomorrow night. the topic will be the safety of america. we will carry that address for you live sunday night at 8:00pm eastern, 5:00 p.m. pacific a growing number of american and iraqi politicians are arguing about a larger ground force and whether it's needed to win the war against i.s.i.l. in iraq. >> baghdad says it does not want foreign troops fighting on its behalf. today the president of iraq demanded turkey withdraw hundreds of troops from northern iraq, calling the presence of those troops a hostile act. as al jazeera's imran khan reports, the iraqi army could use the help. >> kurdish peshmerga troops keep watch on i.s.i.l. positions.
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they have had success in capturing the positions. they are hopeful to defeat the armed group in other parts of the country with help from their allies. >> the international coalition until now has used air strikes. as a former officer you will not win the war from the sky. you need troops on the ground. the americans must intervene with or without permission. >> prime minister haider al-abadi disagrees and says we reaffirm that iraq has no need for foreign ground troops, and which did not ask any countries to send ground forces and will consider such troops to be an act of aggression. the united nations is concerned about the iraqi army's human rights violations in areas reclaimed from i.s.i.l. and says:
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one of those groups accused of convictions is the popular mobilization forces, a shia militia. president obama says he will not organise air strikes to support them. it goes back to the 2003 u.s. inconcentration and occupation of iraq. that's when the american diplomat paul bremer was sent to oversee the iraq government. he made a group of decision, including disseminating the iraqi army, that many said saw the escalation of the rise of isil and terrorism in iraq. >> i did not disband and destroy the iraqi army, there was not a single member, unit, standing to arms on april 17th as the general advocate testified itself.
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the question was not to disband. that was a mistake. we should never have used that verb. the question was shall we recall the army. >> reporter: hindsight is useful to understand the future of iraq and syria. the only real debate is whether ground troops are needed. whether they be western arab, turkish or iranian. in the fight against i.s.i.l. that debate is still raging secretary of state john kerry gave an update on the fight against i.s.i.l. speaking at the brookings institution in washington d.c., john kerry said the urgency to defeat i.s.i.l. which he ravered to as d.a.e.s.h., can't be overstate. >> d.a.e.s.h. has become an o vert threat to the u.s. and its allies. today the u.s. coalition
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launched 8,000 air strikes against i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria secretary of state john kerry reiterated that one of the keys defeating i.s.i.l. was to defeat the laws. one that must have included the removal of bashar al-assad from power. an epic study on who i.s.i.l. is recruiting. researchers at george washington university looked at 71 people arrested on charges since february 2014. numbers stand out. the vast number of recruits are men. more than 80% are u.s. citizens. more than 3 quarters are under the age of 30, and 40% are converts to islam. tomorrow we take a closer look at the fight against i.s.i.l., with more countries joining the battle. is there a strategy that everyone involved can agree on. that is in the week ahead
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tomorrow night 8:30 turkish officials are looking for new sources of energy following a plan to impose sanctions. they follow tensions that began with turkey shooting russian fighter jets. the countries have been delaying boats from leaving courts. al jazeera reports from istanbul. we understand from turkish officials that they are expecting officials. they are exercising the right to do this. they don't go to the length of thorough search. they don't go to such measures. the suggestion is that this is some sort of tit for tat action in response to action, not only for russia expecting turkish vessel, but the economic sanctions that russia is going to impose.
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they are not supposed to kick in until january the first. we are hearing reports of cargo and trucks containing fruit and vegetables turned back from the russian border post. they'll have to come back to turkey bernard smith in istanbul next - a deep ever look at the international battle against global warming. >> climate change is a massive problem. it is a generational problem. >> some progress at the summit in paris today. and later, donald trump up in nepal. some say it's because he does not hold back, but who are the supporters, and what do they really want?
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it's that time on saturday night when we take a deeper look. tonight, the climate summit in paris. nearly 200 world leaders agreed on a draft blueprint to fight climate change, environmental and foreign ministers have until friday to negotiate a final agreement. 10 democratic senators are among those at the conference in support of president obama's climate agenda. france's foreign minister stressed the importance of reaching a climate deal now. i6789d this negotiation, this agreement. you can't postpone it until tomorrow. while we talk, greenhouse gases are efitted. after a while it will be irreversible. we must succeed here.
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>> with economic concerns, the process of reaching the agreement is not without its challenges. more from al jazeera's jake ward. >> if you can try to imagine the most complicated relationship possible. try to bring together the leaders of the nation, coming together and agreeing on one document. that is going on now in paris. as of friday the leaders worked a grand bargain for climate change control down to a 54 page document filled. spaghetti, essentially, as they try to hash out points of language. one of the big things is the question of how much we can climate climate warming over the next few decades, and the big effort here is to get between 2 degrees celsius and 1.5 degrees
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by the end of the decade. we are at 2.7 degrees based on what everyone committed to at the summit. we have aways to go in the bargaining. the next question is how do you get countries that are developing to give up their sort of easy but polluting sources of energy and replace it with renewable energy. how do you get is paid for. india is a point of focus. it has access to coal. they have to get it to a place of renewable energy. to do that, according to the u.n., they are asking the developed world to commit $100 billion. two developing countries, to help them make that leap. there's all kinds of talk about limiting greenhouse gases and general talk about that, and no firm commitments about cutting out fossil fuels, that has been
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the thing that has activists worried about the negotiations, and there's a tense that water is vulnerable. the question is how to do that. we are talking about $20 million in produce, trying to improve water quality and access. we'll look at those issues in a special this weekend, but the theme here is that there is a granular sense of the details of how the document is, halfway there, still a lot to do joining us in the studio is jessica green, assistant professor of environmental studies and author of withrethinking private authority." joining us from paris, where it's early in the morning, professor daniel cannon,
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director of renewable and appropriate laboratory at the university of california, and the co-author of 12 books. first question to you. what do you see as the most important accomplishment in the first week of the climate change summit? >> the deal is the heads of state, and a set of private sector leaders. richard branson and members of the tata group, got on stage and launched a public-private billion a year initiative to engage on the technologies and practices that they are going to need. >> that starts it off with a buzz. the draft agreement that we referenced, what is your opinion of what you know about. we understand that there is a branch and gaps to be filled in. what do you think about the present form. it went from a 30 page document.
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a comfortable length. issues that are debated to be a 50 page document. because more and more details propped up. the one you mentioned was the big one. >> india and the other large developing poor countries said the $100 billion a year fund will be on the table. countries like china are not cast for, are not affected as. as places like india, indonesia, some countries large in population that need partnerships. >> let's move over to you professor green to talk about the fund. what is it that will make it work, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. >> there are two issues here, one is what will make it work, and two is what counts as the
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money. a lot of the discussion or debate now is about how do we count the money that is - the existing towards the 100 million. the o.e.c.d. issued a report saying we have gotten to somewhere in the neighbourhood of 60 billion. india says actually, no, if you counselled the additional funds. new money coming in to climate adap takes, it's 2.2 billion. the first order question is how much money are we arguing about, and how do we get the funds to fix the climate problem. the first one has to be resolved first. >> how are the funds supposed to work. who puts it in, who takes it out. 000 does it apply. >> there are many mechanisms, the biggest is the green climate fund, created in 2009 when the
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100 million figure was bandied about. it has only dispersed 650 million, a far cry from 100 billion, and only in the last few months. so the green climate fund envisioned the main mechanism, but we'll see funds going through other organizations, lending banks and bilateral aids. obama pledged additional money some going through bilateral aid. the republicans are trying to scupper that. >> professor, one of the means of reaching climate change goals, would you tell us about that 2 degrees celsius goal. one of the ways of reaching it is through an intended nationally determined contributions, the in d.c.s, how have the nations been responding to coming up with their own in d.c. >> i'm happy with the process.
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almost all the nations came up with reasonable plans. they tend to be conservative because they are, in general, the floor of what nations are prepared to do. one of the big sticking blocks is until there is agreement, they are voluntary. groups do the maths in a similar way to what you hear from jessica about the funding. before the process began, we thought we were on a path for 5-6 degrees celsius, which would be catastrophic. it results in the shutdown of the heat flow in the oceans, huge amounts of destruction in coral systems, a climate disaster. in a series of steps in which china and the united states played the largest roles, saying they'd agree do targets for the u.s. in 2025, china in 2030. those efforts add up to - depending whose maths you do, shaving the 5 degrees down to a little over three, and some
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people think less, and the u.s. has been creative in finding ways to limit not just co2, the main greenhouse gas, but commitments around methane. the target is 2 or less. >> there's debate about where we need to get. and 2.5, the number i'm hopeful for. it's a target. it means ta some of the forecast worst effects would go away. again, it plays back to how other countries do the counting on the amount of commitments. japan said they'd put in $10 billion a year. if some efforts with the united states and africa, that adds up to 6 or 7 billion. they are promising. they'll have to be matched and dramatically increased so that this target of 2 degrees becomes
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really the path, not three or a little over there. >> there's a lot of moving parts in the progress. >> hold your thoughts there. paris is not the united nations first attempt at a global agreement on climate change. many nations resolve to reduce kee house gas with the kyoto protocol. let's look at what worked and what didn't. and we'll pick up the discussion on the other side. >> reporter: beijing is so choked in smog children like this struggle to breathe. >> translation: the doctor says she's sick due to the pollution. she stayed six days. >> a severe reminder of the challenge ahead as world leaders meet in paris. climate change is a massive problem. it is a generational problem. >> reporter: it's a conversation held two decades ago in
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keto-japan. when leaders agree on the first major effort to fight pollution. the goal has cut greenhouse gases by 5%. emissions dropped by 22%. that is only among the several dozen countries that signed on. it did not include the biggest polluters like china and the united states. total carbon emissions around the world have surged 50" since 1997. >> it worked, but only for the nations that were complying with the rules. with so many not following the rules. one of the architects worries past lessons are being forgotten in paris. >> i believe many of the same mistakes are going to be repeated because we change the cast of characters and we have to educate a generation of
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leaders. >> i'm optimistic about what we can do. pessimistic. >> knew environmental rules are expensive and can hurt industries, which is why the u.s. never ratified the u.s. protocol. >> it would cost the economy up to 400 billion. we would have lost 4.9 million jobs. >> canada dropped out after its oil industry boomed. the leaders called the goals unrealistic. >> toyota is not the path forward to a global solution for climate change. if anything, it's an impediment. >> then, the u.s. was the biggest polluter. today it's china, now to avoid the pitt falls of koito, everywhere is supposed to participate in paris, not just developed countries. and ketointroduced new ideas, like a trading system where rich countries pay for poor ones to
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go green. >> green companies have invested all over the world. it continues once again trying to tackle a problem. clearly it's not going away so now we are back on set with professor green and we are not looking at ketoprotocols -- kyoto protocols that required the passage of legislation, what we have now is voluntary, coming out of paris. >> mostly correct. >> let me ask you this, and you can correct my question. you wrote about private authority as being essential in whatever comes about to produce greenhouse gas. explain how private authorities works as opposed to or in addition to governmental action. >> it can mean a number of different things. it refers to non-state actors, n.g.o.s, firms, and their voluntary efforts to change their behaviour, which is not
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necessarily required by law. >> you have written about wal-mart, can you give a synopsis of what wal-mart has done. >> wal-mart decided to green its supply chain, and has a number of targets, including getting to 100% renewable energy, reducing the carbon footprint and its waste. wal-mart has 100,000 suppliers in china alone. >> it proposes rules on requirements, it is effectively regulating firms in china and else where. >> if you want to supply wal-mart, it's an example of private actors compelling other firms and act tors to confirm its behaviour. that happens in the absence of a treaty and domestic laws.
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>> back to you. you have talked about innovations and innovations that you have seen. this is your tenth climate change meeting. >> what entries you about innovative ideas that you see now, that weren't on the table in the past years? >> whether we get to an agreement, the world flipped on its leg. the prior agreements were negotiated by all countries. we see the coalition of the willing. moving ahead place by place. >> yesterday in paris was the largest gatherings of mayors in the history of the world in what is innovating in local areas, and what we see is a series of efforts to bring the best practices together. for example, congestion pricing in cities, pioneered in london and many countries, the idea that you may add a fee and a rebate combined together so if
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you buy a clean product you get a rebate not paid for by the government. the most interesting thing is that governor brown of california will chair tomorrow, and that's the signing ceremony in the under-2 degree memorandum of understanding. it's voluntary, subnational and we had a range of u.s. state, mexican states, german states in south-east asia, states over the world signing on that they want to participate and set the deep decarbonization targets. 80 or more% reductions. it is possible, also most critically. this is the big difference that because the clean technologies are cheaper, most of the barriers now are lack of policy, expertise or lack of ability to put in practice ideas like in california, where we mandate solar rooftops in 20, 20, and we
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are halfway there, and a million vehicles, using clean electricity. they are positive feed backs. it is ideas like that that are spreading. whether we get to the 2 degree target, it's this innovation frontier that changed the dialogue thank you for that. one final question to you, professor green. you referenced it earlier. the opposition that president obama is getting from the effort that his administration has been making on this issue. congress, as you know, during this conference here, has passed resolutions against regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. kentucky republican says congress is sending a message that america has disagreements on the issue. what happens in washington to all of the obama administration's grand plans? >> well, a few things. first of all, these republicans,
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they may be in the major city in congress, but are in the minority in terms of public opinion. the american people support a on climate change, full stop. they are trying to scupper the clean power plan, as they have tried to scupper a number of efforts in the past. they have lost consistently. they'll likely lose again. where they can make it more difficult is in obama's effort to pony up more money for climate change funding. and... >> gas emissions? >> for funding transferring funds to developing countries, so president obama made a pledge that we were going to - we were going to contribute additional funds and the republicans said "we will not approve any of those funds unless whatever comes out of paris is presented to the senate for radification. it will fail. that's where there'll be difficulties, in terms of the
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regulatory plan, it will go forward. he's on strong legal ground. the republicans tried before and have been overruled by the supreme court. >> professor jessica green. assistant professor of environmental studies, thank you for being with us, and in paris, director of the renewable and appropriate energy laboratory at the university of berkeley. thank you for joining us for a deeper look. >> thank you so much donald trump - moving full steam ahead, trouncing his confrontation in the polls. do his fiery comments go too far? >> i think everyone gets up there, beating around the bush. they shouldn't do that. they should get to the point and tell it how it is trump supporters speak out. displaying where they draw the line.
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donald trump leads the field of republican candidates for the white house by 20 points in the latest cnn or see poll. he is enjoying 36% of the vote following by closest three scoring in the teens. texas senator ted cruz has 16%. ben carson with 14. marco rubio round it out with 12%. trump scored highest with would-be voters on the issues of the economy and budget. >> during events in iowa, and in mississippi, trump used the san bernardino attacks to talk about
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adding new restrictions on visas to enter the country. they could minimise damage caused by attackers. >> take paris. if a few people had guns on their belt, on their shin, in their jacket, instead of being slaughtered, you might have lost some, you definitely would have lost the bad guys. but it wouldn't have been hundreds of people with many more expected to die. they are in the hospital dying now. >> then you go to the tragedy in california. no one has a gun except the bad guys, the stum, the sum. and nobody has a gun. no one can protect themselves. >> trump called the attackers cowards. who did not want to die.
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because they fled the scene. >> marco rubio in frord spent the day with supporters. holding a fundraiser with 500 supporters, playing $20 per person to attend. marco rubio discussed terrorism and security with the crowd. switching back and forth between spanish and english. senator ted cruz in texas visited iowa, visiting ley mini and headed to cedar rapids for a presidential summit. he told the crowd he would carpet bomb i.s.i.l. into oblivion if elected republican presidential candidate is leading the polls, closest competitors trailed by 20%. libby casey attended a trump rally to learn about the appeal of the polarizing candidate. >> i would like to see donald trump as president because he's funny. >> trump supporters ahis appeal
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is he says the unexpected and doesn't hold back. >> i don't like political sworn 27 march. everyone gets up there and tries to beat around the bush. he shouldn't do that. >> trump is tapping into a frustration that many feels, that politicians are not authentic. they don't say what they think. supporters say trump is different. one of those fans is cole. that so-called straight talk can go too far, like when trump said vietnam veteran and prisoner of war, senator john mccain, is not a war hero. >> have you gotten over it, have you forgiven him for it? >> he wants to hear more. >> he loves the plan to build a hole, but is worried about the call to deport illegal immigrants. >> i talked about illegal immigrants. >> he says that is personal.
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>> i have a nephew with a wife from somewhere, and to ship her back out and wait for a couple of years to come in is wrong after she has a job here, and is going to school. she'd have to leave the family. >> they want to blow up our cities kill our people ... >> reporter: critics say trump's comments may get attention, but are harmful. this person is not here as a supporter. >> a lot of what he says is not politically correct and is outrageous car ire. and it's the reactions of him and his people. >> we hear from a lot of people that they love that donald trump is not politically correct. what does that mean to you? >> it doesn't mean you can't speak out about an issue, but you have to respect everyone, everyone enjoys respect in the matter, the background of the city. they should be respected, it's their right. he doesn't respect anyone. >> trump was condemned for
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calling for a database to tract muslims. and sending immigrants to the u.s. that are rapists and criminals. despite pundits believing he would run out of gas, he's leading the field, drawing thousands of supporters. are you worried he may offend some people. talking about immigrants. >> they is definitely going to offend some people. >> fans keep turning out at his rallies. >> they are appealing to people. they want to get down and get the country going again. and to hell with the politics the human brain sets us apart from other animals on the planet. yet we know little about how it
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works. in seattle a research facility opens. >> a day in the lab. an example of chiller. stablilize it in a high pressure freezer, slice it thin, yes thin, and bonded it to a sheet of glass in an indoor fact vum. one ten millionth of the pressure in the atmosphere. recombine the slides and get a few in the brain. >> to exblor and measure the circuits of the brain. the thinks that make us us. what are we looking at. slices of human brains, in another lab, another kind of imaging. this is the laboratory of what
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we use to record living cells on the brain. individual cells, neurons are stimulated to study how they interact. lots and lots of numbers. thousands. tenses of thousands, we need the numbers to understand how subtle changes can lead to moderate changes in behaviour. >> whether it's slices of serra bellium, or 3-pound organ, or spinning 3d images, the brain is the heart of the matter. how it works, and what's when it doesn't. you probably have someone suffering from a neurological disease. if you want to help that person now. those people. we need to have it now. there's a lot of urgency to the
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question. backed by a billion from microsoft paul alan, since tes opening 13 years ago. the institute is a northbound profit organization. what researchers learn in the labs, they share. >> somewhere between a university and tart up, we have milestones and products it is open source science. every data point generated in the $200 million seattle headquarters is available to other everyoners anywhere in the world. >> pharmaceutical companies, universities, biomedical research centers. cancer centers, clinicians. >> reporter: it's terry gilbert's job to teach those people to use the online tools. >> it's free. the data is free, it's yours. >> cell database, mouse and human brain sources.
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>> it's critical to get tools into people's tools into their hands, in a way that is useful to them, and makes sense, and they can apply it in their studies. >> you are giving away the keys to the kingdom. >> can you imagine a better job. >> reporter: it's data sharing fuelling and accelerating discovery. says the institute president who finds this small piece of us a field of research without limits. >> it's by far the most complex piece of organized matter. in the known universe. it has has many cells as stars in the galaxy. roughly 100 billion. each one of them is a universe unto itself. the universe with a new home. in the hunt for answers a week from today history will be made in saudi arabia. for the first time female voters head to the polls. >> we have been waiting to be given this opportunity as ladies to participate in the political
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and social decision making in the country. >> meet a woman who is running for office and going the extra mile to gain favour. and a major storm system pushing through europe, causing flooding, hurricane force winds and ecrack uses -- evacuations, all the details of that and a new storm entering the u.s. after this.
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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. an a reminder the white house
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announced president barack obama will deliver an address to the nation, the safety of america is the topic. al jazeera carries it live. 8:00p.m. eastern, 5:00 p.m. pacific on this week's episode of "third rail", ali velshi sits with a founder of black lives matters. here is a preview. >> what is important about challenging the democrats, for so many years they received a clear pass. they milked the votes without many results. we want to challenge the party, that is supposed to be on our side, when historically they have not been, and we want to push them to become better advocates. >> i credit you with this, and making it effective. let me challenge the strategy. if i'm the democratic party and
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you have been milking us for votes and you are target you. my general response, i may not say is it what are you going to do j support the other guy. you are kind of stuck with us unless you make blifs -- black lives matter into a political party. >> you have to change chose closest to you, especially when they are not showing up in respectful ways. the tactic is to push the people for us. if their policies and practices don't match-up to their line service, you have to put the feet to the fire, and we have seen it be effective. we have seen hillary clinton come out with the justice reform package, and bernie sanders come out. all of the tactics mushing and pushing them you can watch the episode of "third rail" tomorrow at 5:30
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eastern, 2:30 pacific on al jazeera saudi arabia is a conservative muslim country where women are fighting for the right to drive. next week saudi arabia women will be allowed to vote and run for office. for the first time in the kingdom's mystery. we have more. [ clapping ] >> reporter: a small celebration of a first in saudi arabia's conservative history. this is one of 900 women running for office. she and the male women are launching an election site. >> we have been waiting to be given the opportunity as ladies to participate in the political and social decision making in the country since the door open for us. i was one of the first female entrepreneurs able to participate in decision making. >> in 2011, the late king
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abdullah invited women to make a part. running for municipal office. in 2013, women say they should make up 20% of a council which advises a king. activists say changes are minor at best. activists face a significance. they are discouraged from driving and need the approval to go to work or open a bank account. they have had to refocus the campaign. >> i think there are limitations in being able to meet with the public. i decided to go to malls to meet with the community. this is what prompted me to focus on social media and the electoral campaign, where everyone can communicate, so i can get the largest number of voters. >> female voters say having women in office will make it easier. >> translation: it was difficult in the past to communicate with
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men. with the presence of the women, i can speak directly. >> it's a step to greater freedom for women in saudi arabia. critics say there's a long way to go. >> meteorologists core vo says there's no one here with the weather. we don't oven go to the u.k. it's no longer affecting the u.k. and other parts of europe as well. we can see the storm has moved out. i want you to look at some of the video from parts of england as well as into scotland, but we are looking at rain totals of anywhere between 6 inches or more in some locations. they've had to call evacuations on some locations because the flooding has been so devastating across the region, in scotland, we recorded or they recorded 112 miles per hour across that area. so very significant situation. i don't think we'll get relief
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until tomorrow. across the united states, we are watching a storm system pushing through the west. and will see two or three come in the next week. you see the clouds are rotating in. heavy rains. we have the watches and the warnings out now. where you see the green. that deals with the flooding. i expect that to increase. where you see the pinks and purples, that's a winter storms. we can see well over three feet. i expect to see 6-8 inches of rain. look at the forecast. you'll see a little bit of a break, but for the rest of the week it will be incredibly nasty week for a lot of people. >> thank you finally tonight - the owner of the indianapolis colts does not just invest in n.f.l.
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players. he bought the beetles first lud wig drum set and paid $1.75 million. ringo starr used the gift. he owns a trio of guitars strung by paul mccartney, george harrison and john lennon. thank you for joining us, will be back with another hour of news at 11:00pm eastern, 8:00p.m. eastern. stay tuned and stay up to date all die and night on aljazeera.com. >> stopping the next generation of isis recruits. teaching the youth on the front lines. working towards a better future. >> this is one of the most important sites in the century. >> proudest moment of my life.
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