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i'm ray suarez, and that's the "inside story". >> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris. courting controversy, donald trump defends his stance to block muslims from coming to america. and gun sales soar as many americans worry about possible regulations, and another troubling video. chicago police, a victim dies after police tased him in jail.
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rising floodwaters. heavy flooding is causing havoc in the midwest. and more rain is in the forecast. and we begin with a backlash sense donald trump's call to block muslims from entering the united states. his proposal has triggered worldwide condemnation, and normally this kind of thing would signal the end of a campaign, but this evening, he's the top republican by a wide margin. and he remains defiant. >> trump used a world war ii aircraft carrier, now a floating museum in south carolina to cheer. but condemned almost everyone else to death. >> donald j. trump is calling
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for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> we have no choice, he told the cheering crowd three times last night. and trump was up early for morning tv to double down. >> i hope that we can figure it out. but we have to look at people, and we have to use vigilance, or we'll have many more world trade centers, and the country will never be the same, we'll have many many more, and as soon as you're sitting there, our country will never be the same. and you just said it, until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on. we have no choice but to do this. >> reporter: condemnation was swift. and the white house, with barely disguised derision, said that trump isn't fit for the presidency. >> the very first thing that he or she does is swear an oath
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to uphold the constitution of the united states, and what trump did disqualifies him from serving as president. >> reporter: rival contender, lindsey graham, set the tone. >> he's a racist big on the and you know how you make america great? tell donald trump to go to hell. >> paul ryan said that this is not conservatism. >> what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for, and more importantly, it's not what this country stands for. >> still he stopped short saying that he wouldn't support trump if he wins the republican nomination. harry reid pushed back from the floor of the chamber. >> donald trump is stand on hate, hate that the republican party has built for him.
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>> in june, threw their weight behind jeb bush and angled for trump to step off of the republican stable. >> i rise today to call on donald trump to withdraw his candidacy for the white house. >> reporter: at the republican party headquarters in dc, it's not known how this will affect the hopefuls, in iowa, less than two months away. issuing a statement condemning trump's remarks. we need to aggressively take on radical islamic terrorism, but not at the expense of our american values. one supporting trump's stance, senator ted cruz, arriving at the white house, refusing to add his voice to the stem of criticism. >> i commend donald trump for standing up and focusing america's attention on the need to secure our borders. >> tony, the mex debate where
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this will surely dominate now, is slated for tuesday, and trump is plag a trip to jordan. he says that he will visit the prominently muslim nation at the end of the month after a previously planned trip to israel. it's unclear if king abdullah is going to meet with trump. how can you make the country less safe, jamie mcintyre has mer on why the candidate's comments will have a negative affect on the fight against isil. >> reporter: well, tony, the obama administration said that if donald trump was trying to hand a propaganda victory to isil, he could have hardly done better last night when he called for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. >> they can never, ever, ever come back, it's over. >> reporter: at the white house, donald trump's anti-muslim rhetoric was portrayed at tantamount to
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aiding and abetting the enemy. and a spokesman said that it will make it harder to recruit muslim allies on the ground in iraq and syria. >> anything that creates tensions and creates the notion that the united states is at odds with the muslim faith and islam would be counter be productive to our efforts right now. and totally contrary to our values. >> reporter: in iran, trump's call for a total and complete ban on muslims entering the united states has this baghdad shop keeper shaking his head >> reporterhead. >> i think that the remarks are wrong, and it will cause a rift between muslims and christians there. >> they have no respect for human life. >> reporter: from all sides, president obama said last month that the talk of imposing a
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religious test on refugees entering the u.s. >> i can not think of a more potent recruitment tool for isil. isil than some of the rhetoric that has been coming out of here during the course of this debate. >> reporter: muslim groups are outraged. >> he and others are playing into the hands of isis. this is exactly what isis wants from americans. to turn them against each other. and for that, donald trump and other candidates who are targeting american muslims are doing a great service to isis. one that we'll all find as a common enemy. >> reporter: homeland security, jake johnson, who was appearing with a local iman as trump was appearing in south carolina, he said that trump's
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vil fix of muslims is all the more damaging because it's from a frontrunner. >> when a leading candidate for office proposes something that's irresponsible and probably illegal, and it will actually hurt our efforts at homeland security and national security, we have to speak out. >> there's also another deny amicdynamicat play, it would fua text, after an apocalyptic battle coming to the region. donald trump's demonization of muslims feeds into that. >> we know where the president stands on this, in iraq and
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isil there, and possibly syria, but i'm wondering if there are other voices inside of the pentagon offering a different bit of advice to the president, and suggesting that that's the way to go, to commit large numbers of ground forces. >> given the debate that goes on in congress, and by the way, the secretary will be up on the hill tomorrow to talk about this type of thing. you would think that there would be a division, but when the president says that he's taking the best military mind, he is, there's a consensus among military leaders that any large number of ground troops on the ground would be counter-productive. and that's one of the lesson that's we learned from iraq and syria. and a lot of the special forces going into syria, are they going to go there to fight isil? but they're just going to the groups fighting on the ground and the u.s., which ones should
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they give weapons to? so that's a very special mission for those troops going into syria. >> and secretary of defense will be there storm? eye. yes. >> jamie mcintyre, thank you, and still ahead on the program, what muslim americans are saying about donald trump's plan to ban all muslims from entering the united states. that's at the bottom of the house. house democrats are looking at everyone coming to the united states without a visa. they voted to tighten the rules around want visa waiver program. and mike viqueira joins us now, and this seems to have been spurred on by the paris attacks. >> you're absolutely right, tony. it's something that congress very seldom does, act in unit
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with urgency. 38 countries, most of them friendly countries to the united states, and most of them after fluent degrees from around want world. if you live in those countries and you hold a passport from the nations, you don't have to go through the extra scrutiny of a visa to get into this country. what the house and the senate are expected to vote on, if you have passports from those countries, and yet, you've been to one of four countries over the past five years, since the start of the syrian civil war and the rise of isil. syria, sudan, iraq and iran, you have to go through the scrutiny of getting a visa. the responseerbs from the house, candace miller from michigan, was on the house earlier today talking about her bill. >> we simply can not give people from other countries special access to our country
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if we don't have all of the information that we absolutely need to ensure that they're not a threat to our for national security. >> reporter: about 20 million of europeans and others take advantage that have. they have hinted that the united states would cost them billions of dollars in tourist money, and it's mostly tourists and business people who use the vis. and it requires bio metric data on the passion ports from the people of these countries, and it requires them more to share information about their own terror watch list, something that has been a soar point since paris, to share that with the united states. >> still ahead, policing chicago's police. the whistle blower who says that an independent panel is not so independent. and race on campus. the affirmative action debate set to go before the supreme court once again. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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>> chicago's mayor is calling out the city's police department for what he describes as unacceptable behavior in another case. of a man who died after being held in their custody. this is newly released video captured in a jail cell nearly three years ago. can you see the officers approaching the prisoner, phillip coleman, and they tase him with three electric shocks, and then they drag him in handcuffs.
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the police took him to the hospital. but they say there was a struggle there, so they tased him again. coleman died hours later at the hospital. and his death followed a reaction to an antipsychotic drug. and his family said that his death was not accidental. mayor rohm ema emannual said tht something is wrong here. either from the department or those they work for. and now an independent authority, he says that he was fired from the police over voicing concerns that it's corrupt. andy is live in chicago. and more on this, andy. >> tony, of the more than 400 police involved shootings that they investigated, only two resulted in the recommendation that an officer be fired. and for that, lorenzo davis thinks that the department itself should be investigated. when lorenzo davis joined
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chicago's independent police review authority, the work, it seemed was pretty straight forward. we would go to the scene of the shooting, and we began to investigate. we would get a walk-through by the officer in charge. >> later came the interviews with the officers. he claims that they were independent until january of 2014, when scott endo took over as chief administrator. he and others had backgrounds in the drug enforcement agency. >> when they came n. there was a distinct byas toward police officers, and it became not independent at all. it was like an arm of the chicago police department. >> reporter: and davis says on about half a dozen police
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involved shootings, he felt that the officers did use excessive force. >> i was told to change the finds of my cases, and i refused. i steadfastly refused. >> reporter: in july, davis was first-degree from his $92,000 a year job and he said that he was told that it was because of a marginal performance rating. davis didn't buy it, and he's suing the agency and the city. in 2007, the fallout from this video showing an off-duty cop beating a bartender. it cost them their jobs. and he criticized a code of silence. the operative code of silence was heavily criticized for its handling of the case, so it was
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replaced by ipra. and the family said that inra never interviewed the officer who did that shooting, and on friday night, scottando abruptly resigned. >> i promise you that i bring no agenda, other than the pursuit integrity and transparency. this is what our chicago citizens demand. >> reporter: he agrees with the first-degree murder charge against officer van be dike in the shooting of laquan mcdonald, but he also thinks that there was a coverup, and he disagrees to not charge the officer who shot donald johnson, which was announced on monday. he said that there's no rule that says a police officer
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can't shoot an armed suspect in the back as he's running away if he feels that the suspect is an imminent threat. but -- >> if it's not absolutely necessary to kill a person, why would you? >> they couldn't talk about this at all with us because of pending litigation. >> so andy, anything from the department of justice coming in to investigate the entire chicago police department? >> reporter: davis thinks that it's great. he was a cop for 23 years before he joined ipra, and he hopes that it will be similar to missouri when they came in there, but he's worried that the changes will take years in chicago. >> thank you. the supreme court heard a texas case today that could change the way that voting districts are created. right now, they're formed by population, and the case before the high court however argues
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that districts should be based on eligible voters only and not the entire population. aljazeera's lisa stark has the story. >> reporter: texas, like most other states, sets up it's legislative districts based on population, so this senate distinction home to many immigrants has the same population, but only half of the registered voters as the wealthier whiter community next door. those bringing the case before the supreme court argued that that's unfair. with more voters crammed into the after fluent district, their votes don't count as much. and they should be drawn up on the number of eligible voters. the attorney said that the only way to make sense of the one person-one vote rule is to make is about eligible voters. they're the ones who have standing and can bring a claim. they're the ones who are
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injured. chief justice, john roberts seemed to agree..., but justice sonya sotomayor said that it's not just about protecting legislation, but protecting citizens, or non-citizens, the people who live there. and justice steven briar said: outside the attorney general said that the state's current system, based on population count, is not unfair. >> texas did not engage in discrimination. what it did was provide fair representation based on the number of citizens in each touch district. >> if they win, it will shift power from it cities to more rural areas, where voters tend to be older, whiter and more
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republican, and the hispanic caucus said that that would reduce the influence of the growing latino community. >> this would say to millions of americans that you have no place in american democracy, that your violence doesn't count at all. >> reporter: beyond the political considerations, there are practically ones. it states can easily set up legislative districts of based on pop layings, but many argue that there are no good numbers just on eligible voters, and it would be less than possible to draw up legislative districts without that good data. and the judges, we're told, would have to redraw. also the force behind a new case that could determine affirmative action in college
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missing it's tomorrow. a white student denied from entering the university of texas because of her race. >> from the ivy league to the hart land, and now in front of the u.s. supreme court, a key debate over college diversity. >> whether they can, like the university of texas, can consider race as one of the many be factors in putting together the incoming class. >> the case was brought by abigail fisher in 2008. she claims that the admissions policy cost her a spot and violated her constitutional right to equal treatment. >> i was taught since i was a little girl that any kind of discrimination was wrong, and for an institution of higher
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learning to act this way makes no sense to me. >> they're in the top 10% or so of their class. >> it's not just any university. >> fisher fell just below that bar. some 25% of admissions are set aside for holistic reviews. where everything from talents to family circumstances are considered alongside of academics. one of those criteria is race. >> there are no quotas or targets, so it's not the affirmative action that a lot of people think about. it's a more holistic approach to admission so that you get the community that you're trying to serve. >> the ut government calls it a central part of higher learning >> reporter: it's to say that people come from all different backgrounds, but as a university, it's important to have people from across the spectrum, so you can have a better world. >> the case went to the supreme
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court in 2013 after the court ruled against fisher, but the high court didn't settle the issue. instead, sending it back for a second look. that court then ruled against fisher, who again has asked the supreme court to step in. >> should you treat people differently because of their race? >> reporter: lino has taught at the law school for five decades, and he says anything considering race is unconstitutional and counter-productive. >> you say that they have different experiences, so what? do you really think that admitting a few blacks with lower scores, than the whites with higher scores is educationally beneficial for anyone? i don't know personally how anyone could think that. >> >> reporter: voices on the other side of the argument are no less passionate. >> if you're looking at a historically segregated university. >> reporter: the civil rights
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project, in favor of affirmative action to level the field. >> we have to acknowledge that the way that we structure the educational system has this baggage, and just to focus on that one moment, of walking in the door of the college, isn't true to the history that comes before that. >> reporter: round two of arguments on fish versus u.t. is scheduled for wednesday. >> up next, the muslim community on donald trump. what muslims are saying about the candidate's latest statements.
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>> so the out rain over presidential candidate, donald's proposal to bar muslims from entering america, in an interview, he was asked if he regretted his remarks. >> not at all. we have to do the right thing. somebody in this country has to say what's right. i have great respect and love, and i have people that i have tremendous relationships with in muslim, and barbara, they agree with they 100%. it's short-term. and let our country get it's act together. >> also, trump denied that he was hewas a bigot. the white house said that his stance should disqualify him from serving as president. people in the muslim community are shocked in the wake of
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trump's comments, and joining me now from detroit, inez. >> reporter: tony, southeast michigan is home to some 300,000 muslims, and many of them have been following the comments made by donald trump. we spoke to some of them today about their reaction to trump's latest statements. mohamed saker said that he doesn't have to leave his father's middle eastern bakery in it dearborn, michigan to feel like he's under scrutiny as a muslim. >> everybody is going to be scared of us now, because of what two people did or what trump is saying. >> reporter: in the nation's largest muslim community, donald trump's call to block muslims from entering the united states was swift. with many alarmed at the new tone in his campaign. >> scary, because if he does get elected, it's going to affect us all. >> reporter: trump's comments are a stark departure from the
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ideals that many here stand for. rashid works closely with the arab community in detroit. >> when you start talking about a database of americans that are muslim. and you talk about targeting someone solely based on their faith, you are making them less equal to you. >> talib and others say that trump is playing into fears that muslims will carry out more attacks on americans, and he says that that fear is unfair, and mass killings by muslims pale in comparison to non-muslims. >> so white actors, whether it's in sandy hook, or colorado springs, and many things happening in movie theaters and malls and shopping centers testify to the fact that there's a major problem in the united states when it comes to
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mass killings. the fact that muslims have committed some of those acts is not something that should be avoided or dismissed, but one has to look at the percentages and see what the broader issues are facing the country. >> reporter: communities like these have seen a rise in threats and crimes against muslims since the attacks in san bernardino and paris. >> my family, my mother and my sister. >> reporter: saker doesn't see it getting any better any time soon. >> it's going downhill. >> what will you do? >> just keep doing what i'm doing. we can't live scared for the rest of our lives. >> reporter: and trump's latest comments could be another setback for efforts in bringing syrian refugees into this area. michigan's governor in the past has been very supportive of bringing in refugees, but he put those plans on hold until after the paris attacks, and some are afraid that trump's
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comments may be tapping into those stalled plans. >> rashid is a professor of religion at hofstra university. and good to have you on the program. let me talk about a couple of issues with you. as you look at paris, and look at san bernardino, the most recent incidents of violence, right? extremist violence, share with me the conversations that you're having at your university and with people, people that you like and trust, and family members and friends. >> thanks for having me on, tony, and i think that it's a great question. there are so many voice that's we're not hearing as trump drowns out the voices of the people that he's hurting. i have so many people coming to me saying, we don't feel safe to pray and taking courses and congregating with other muslims. so we're in an environment that
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people are fearful. and the things that they love about america, and the freedoms of speech and assembly being denied to them, every time trump opens his mouth, he's slowly chipping away at america. >> so in essence, what is he selling here? what's he putting forward here? and what's the effect of the kind of language that he's using? >> i'm trying to understand trump myself. it feels like the producers, and springtime for hitler, where he doesn't know that the joke has gone on too long, and the harry potter series, he takes a tragedy, and eglomise onto it. and he is inciting people to act out. >> you absolutely believe that? >> absolutely. when he went after mexicans and talked about them as rapists and murderers, people started
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beating on latinos. and when he talks about this, we see increased attacks, and mosques being burned and vandalized. i'm wondering if it's in the same way that africans, the idea of -- . >> we look at black lives matter. and what it's all b. at its core, america's first other are blacks in this country, and they have always been the ooh and let's deal with this. >> the native americans would say, look, we're the first. >> the native americans have first claim. but when we think about who the american other is, we don't recognize the humanity on the backs of the people who literally built this country,
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so muslims are into that mold. and it's not to the extent where african-americans treated and we don't see the same structure, but once we see the issues that black lives matter are attempting to address, we can see with asians and muslims. >> this comes into the context of a presidential campaign, and it makes me think of the age of obama and everything that we have seen. and i wonder if you thought about that, and if there's a context there, and in terms of what we're seeing and what's coming to the surface and bubbling up in the age of obama. >> absolutely. eight years ago when obama was running for president, i started writing, people are calling him a muslim because they can't say the "n" word. it's a shift. and it's the same racist rhetoric. the fact that he has been successful and done things on national security that the
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republican party wish that's they could do, and he has come forward and really struggled to bring us out of a recession, and he has done everything pitch perfect, aside there torture at guantanamo, and drone strikes. >> drone strikes. >> i'm not saying that he's perfect, but domestically, he has done a lot of things that the republican party wishes that it would have done. but he's a man who is half white, and they still call him a black man. >> and he calls himself a black man. but what's available to you, why young muslim men are being drawn to this isil ideology? >> it's not just young muslim men. it's young men across the country being drawn to various extreme ideologies. we see this in the planned
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planned attacks, and dylann roof. and consistent. we are focusing on muslims now because they're the enemy, but the san bernardino attacks, there were 350 attacks that preceded it alone. this is a dissolution. that's happening across the generational spectrum. and what we really need to do is go back to the offering of hope and positivity and unity, and not just spit on the ideas of america. >> hofstra university, pleasure to have you on the program. thank you. donald trump's remarks about muslims, while controversy, may underscore his political instincts, because what trump has been tapping into, fear, has long been a potent in american politics. david schuster has that story for us. >> reporter: in the wake of the isil inspired rampage in san bernardino, and the republican concerns that more attacks are coming, president
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obama sunday night urged americans to not overbe react. >> we have to not forget that it freedom is more powerful than fear. >> reporter: but soon the ideas about violence can be difficult. and 24 hours later, donald trump went the other way. >> we can be politically correct or be stupid. and it's going to get worse and worse. >> reporter: as dramatic as trump's rhetoric about muslims may be, in this case, the exploitation of fear is growing. >> i want the surveillance of certain mosques if that's okay. i want surveillance. and you know what? we have had it before, and we'll have it again. >> i would not advocate that we put a muslim in charge of this nation. i absolutely would not agree with that. >> reporter: some political analysts point out that in the contest, the sentiment would be be beneficial. >> i think particularly in states like iowa, and south
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carolina, where you have a lot of white evangelical christians, i think that a lot of the voters are likely to be among the voters who are most suspicious of islam, not just islamic terrorists, but you know, the religion as a whole. >> reporter: after 9/11, the bush administration said that by potentially, attacks on the u.s. homeland by weapons of mass destruction. >> we don't want the smoking gun to be a cloud. >> we can't wait for the final proof of the smoking gun that can come in the form of a mushroom cloud. >> democrat, hilliary clinton, seemed to stoke false claims about barack obama's faith. >> you don't believe that he's muslim? >> no, there's nothing to base that on as far as i know. >> and clinton tried to ratchet it up, the public fears obama's
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lack of experience, most famously in this television ad. >> 3 a.m., your children are safe and asleep. but there's a phone in the white house, and something is happening in the world. your vote will decide who answers that call. >> the danger for donald trump in this campaign is that fear can go both ways. he now faces a republican establishment that's increasingly arguing that americans have reason to fear him. several political strategists told us today that donald trump this time has gone too far. but the sentiments are hard to measure, and as you know, tony, trump has emerged stronger than ever. >> we'll ask you about that in a few days, but there were reports earlier that donald trump was going to head to jordan and now there's a development there. >> he announced that he was supposed to go to israel in
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december, and there was indication that he would tack on jordan and now they're pulling back on jordan. >> the fbi is investigating the incident in which a severed pig's head was thrown at a mosque. it was to bed from a red pickup truck sunday night. and philadelphia's mayer-elect is calling it anen act of bigotry. pigs have been used top taunt muslims in the past. and john kerry met with ban ki-moon today to discuss the problems in syria. they will gather in new york later this month to revisit the peace process. >> we talked about syria, and the need for the u.n. negotiations to be able to work for a ceasefire, and if we could use that. >> well, the ceasefire depends on talks that are underway in saudi arabia.
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groups have gathered there ahead of the potential meeting with bashar al-assad's government. and this is the first time that the groups have come together since the violence broke out in 2011, but one being faction was lest off the list. >> it's called the democratic union, and it has a ministry which goes by the ypg. that's the military wing of the democratic union. that group is fighting isil within the city, in northern syria, they were not invited for two reasons. a, in turkey, the national coalition based here, designated that party as a terrorist group with links to the kurdistan be workers, for
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the last 30 years. the syrian opposition force designated or accused that group of carrying out atrocities and ethnic cleansing in areas that they liberated from isil. that's the background for not inviting them. but the fact that they are a force on the ground, fighting isil, they are backed by the united states, and the americans gave them weapons, and they already are ruling large parts of northern syria, they are quite significant, and it's a big deal, i think, and it could cause future problems for the city in opposition, and also for the regional countries as well. >> still ahead, soaring sales in california are driving americans to buy guns, and a string of storms battering the pacific northwest. when they will see a break from all of this rain.
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>> analysts say that the attacks in paris and san bernardino are pushing more americans to buy guns, and americans flocked to gun stores this week. john henne smith with more. >> reporter: gun shops say that they are unable to keep up with the demand. >> we have sold out of just when every 9-millimeter pistol that we sell. >> reporter: background be checks are up 8% from a year ago. >> people on the fence that maybe want to buy a gun, putting off the purchase, a significant portion are saying,
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you know what? now is the time. >> reporter: and major gun maker stock prices are soaring. >> the situation in california has really alerted a lot of people. >> reporter: industry analysts say that the shooting massacre in san bernardino is driving more people to buy guns. the latest wave of gun sales is ramping up with a mass shooting. >> when there's a headline about a mass shooting. >> i'm doing it for me. i got my wife one. >> reporter: but personal protection may not be the only reason for gun sales. >> the political area, the aspect of what's going on socially is what's driving t. >> we also need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons. >> reporter: calls from officials like president obama to tighten gun restricts stoke fears in gun rights advocates. >> criminals are not going to necessarily go through legal
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means for illegal things. >> reporter: but gun control advocates say that the worries are overblown. >> what we're talking about is simple. we want to prevent criminals and domestic abusers from owning guns. >> reporter: still for many who crowd gun shops these days, protection against any possible attacks. >> they could do something with it. >> so in the northwest, oregon and washington state, those areas are being hammered by rain and flooding. triggering mud and rock slides, and massive sinkholes from opened up. and portland's sewer systems, and trains have been shut down. many areas are completely underwater, and neighborhoods have been forced to evacuate to drier land. kevin, where is this headed? >> we're going to see more through the entire weekend, more heavy rain, and you can
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see all of rain pouring intoer parts of washington as well as oregon. i want to show you more video coming out of this area. they're on the second part of heavy rain in portland. and today has been a second day as the rain has pushed through. the rain totals are just going to be adding up. we may be breaking the december total as we go through the next several days because we're not through with this yet. we're going to be seeing more rain pouring through in parts of saturday and sunday. right now, the flood watches are in effect anywhere from the west to the cascades, to washington and oregon. we have winter warnings here of avalanches, and to the east, storms coming up there. but waves of rain coming into the pacific, here's one out here in the pacific, and then there's another one out here toward the middle of the pacific, and they're just roll
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missing, and that's what we're going to be seeing, no change in the waves coming through, bringing that very heavy rain across the region. so here's wednesday. you see the rain all the way toward northern california. and thursday, it sinks down a little bit more toward the south. we're expecting anywhere between 6-8 inches of rain across this region, and then as we go to friday, the snow really expands in the sierras. 20-30 inches of snow. >> all right, kevin, appreciate it. thank you. boston college now says that 80 students got sick eating at chipotle over the weekend. and the restaurant is temporarily closed. it tested positive for a noro rice, and it's the latest blow for the popular mexican chain. it made at least nine people sick earlier this fall. and for a look at the top of the hour, john ig sig is here.
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>> the fallout over donald trump's comments. the world knows that he wants to ban muslims from entering the u.s., and the republican party continues to stand by his word. but reaction is going from left to right. and the community is talking, and their response and what's ahead for the candidate coming up. claims of corruption in the chicago police department. what he saw, and what it means for the investigation in police killings in that city. lifting the u.s. embargo on cuba. while diplomatic ties are reestablished, americans stripped of property on the island half a century ago. billions of dollars at stake, what both countries are saying, and the reaction from cubans. and tonight, show and tell. for decades, pedtrition haves checked for a number of diseases, and now those numbers are expanding. high cholesterol. and hiv on the list. those stories and more in 7
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minutes. >> up next, the art of climate change. the exhibits popping up in paris as the world leaders try to find a solution. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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that's a horrible shot. residents are asked to remain indoors again after the government handed out the most serious pollution warning on monday. schools were closed. and businesses, and the heavy clouds of smog are expected to cover the city through thursday. the climate change it negotiations still remain front and center in paris, but city residents are still trying to recover after the deadly attacks. pop-up art installations are offering hope at the french capital. and nick clarke has that story for us. >> across paris, art installations have sprung up, from those representing rising seas to the melting ice caps, outside of the pantheon. he it's still the focus of the international media, and here are the new york times. the climate change, the installation on the banks of
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the sam river. this whale represents the living being of the animal, everything that's giant. but at the same, it represents the fragility of the world. >> reporter: of course these were commission boulevard the paris attacks on the 15th of november, and they're raw in that. so for many, the climate conference is little more than a diversion. >> it would be a positive thing, and today lift people's spirits somewhat. but it's not what is on people's minds right now. >> reporter: but others hope that the conference is the point at which the world turns the corner for a cleaner and
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safer future for people. >> just because of what happened, people will striver harder to reach an agreement. because we need more unity around the world. >> more solutions and ideas to shape the planet's future.
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g we begin with donald trump's call to ban muslims entering the u.s. he is not backing down despite widespread condemnation. john terrett is here with the latest. >> donald trump used a world war ii air force carrier now a floating museum to make remarks cheered on the night, but condemned almost everywhere else today. >> donald trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> we have no choice, he told the cheering crowd three times, and donald trump