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version say this should not stop them from educating future generations about the evils of national socialism. dominic kane, al jazeera, munich. more on our website, the address, ♪ >> a positive u.s. jobs report this morning gave the new york stock exchange and the dow an early boost, but the gains today are now slowly slipping away. ♪ power of music. south korea is retaliating against the north. bees are dying in record numbers, and some researchers are now blaming a popularest pesticide. plus -- >> we don't want you here or
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need you hear. >> reporter: tribal leaders in oregon are now taking on protesters at a wildlife refuge. ♪ this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm david shuster. we begin with solid u.s. economic news that came just as trading kicked off this morning on wall street. there you see the big board. the dow has been up and down most of the day, but mostly in positive territory. right now up about 55 points. investors appear to have been encouraged by strong job numbers. on -- european markets closed an hour ago. the three main indices wrapped up the day in red. chinaened up the day up nearly
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2%. and that is a reversal from earlier in the week when there was a meltdown that rattled markets everywhere. patricia sabga is here with us. >> we had a fantastic headline number, david, 292,000 jobs created. that was well ahead of expectations. so we got an initial rally on that. and that was very encouraging. but when you dig into the report, average hourly earnings actually fell a penny last month to $25.24 an hour. and as we learned when we saw the minutes of the federal reserve policy-making meeting in december, many fed officials are very concerned about the lack of wage pressure in the u.s. economy. >> how much does this jobs report do in terms of blunting the instability and volatility coming from asia. >> well, we're getting a lot of that, because there is a lot of uncertainty right now. it really seemed as if beijing
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has lost the plot on how to handle their market. the slowdown could still be much sharper than many people anticipated. even though a lot of people don't participate in that market, it is a proxy for sentiment of the retail investors, 90% of the participants in that market are mom and pop investors, and something has got them nervous, and when you see these knee jerk responses from beijing, it makes them look nervous as well. >> so while we may see some strong job growth here in the united states, there still has to be some concerns in the u.s. particularly in those industries exporting to asia and china. because demand is going to drop. >> not even necessarily exporting to china or asia, because it's really about the overall volume of global trade, and one thing we saw this week
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david was the currency was devalued. china devalued its currency eight days in a row. and today it kicked up a little bit. that looks like they might try to export their way out of trouble. and that can trigger this round of devaluations among other trading partners, and that has been shown to lower the overall volume of trade. and inject in the fact that the u.s. goods are very expensive was of the strength of the u.s. dollar, that doesn't bode well for those companies that are dependant on exports. president obama has vetoed a bill aiming to repeal his affordable care plan. it is the first time republican lawmakers have succeeded in putting an obamacare repeal on the president's desk. respects are expected to hold a vote to override the president's
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veto in the coming weeks, though they lack the two-thirds majority necessary to succeed. the last prisoner from kuwait has been released from guantanamo bay. last month defense secretary ash carter signed off on his release, and he is now headed home. earlier this week, two detainee's from yemen within released to ghana. in california, two men are due in federal court facing federal terrorism charges. both came from iraq in 2012 as refugees. in sacramento, authorities arrested this man. prosecutors allege he travelled to syria to fight alongside extremist groups and then lied to u.s. authorities about his travels. in houston a federal grand jury indicted this man on charges he tried to provide material support toilz. dan patrick said:
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there are new details this morning about the search for the alleged mastermind behind the paris attacks. belgian officials say they found a fingerprint of the man. they also report finding three belts that could have been used to carry explosives. he has been on the run since the november attacks. three days after north korea's latest nuclear test. south korea is stepping up its propaganda broadcasts. and the international community is stepping up the pressure on pyongyang over the nuclear test. >> reporter: it is a tactic not used since august, and one the
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north koreans call an act of war. exactly at midday, south korea restarted its loud speaker propaganda broadcasts. a former officer defected to the south ten years ago. she says the broadcasts are effective. >> translator: there are people who defect after listening to the broadcasting. it's the socials at the front line listening to the loud speakers. these soldiers get a lot of idealogical education, but now they are exposed to propaganda broadcasting. >> reporter: the broad costs along the border here aren't just anti-north korean government. they also include global news, weather, even popular music from south korea. there are more than ten speaker locations and some are mobile. british foreign secretary urged south korea to show restraint and said the broadcasts are
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simply rising to the bait, but it's not clear how north korea will react. >> the north might also respond by taking hostages for example the tourists or ngo's who operate in north korea. these guys are sometimes sort of taken hostage and picked up for pseudo crimes against the state and stuff like that. so north korea might respond like that. >> reporter: for now the military and people of south korea wait for the response from its northern neighbor, along with the rest of the world. there are new reports this morning of a spike in sexual assault cases at u.s. military academies. the ap says there were 91 reported cases. that compares to 59 during the 2013, 2014 school year. officials say they will reck menning an increase in sexual
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harass prevention and training. more hillary clinton emails have just been made public. another 3,000 pages have been released from clinton's private server. the release comes a week after the state department failed to meet a court-ordered target to publish 80% of the emails by 2016. one document was later marked secret. in the republican presidential race, donald trump ran into a testy crowd last night in vermont. protesters repeatedly interrupted trump's rally. and here is how trump responded. >> get them out. take them out. get them out of here. [ cheers ] >> don't give him his coat. don't give him his coat. keep his coat. confiscate his coat. it's about 10 degrees below zero outside. >> was he joking? tramp's campaign also turned
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away dozens of people who tried to get and don't support him. trump released a statement defending the tactic saying: bees have been dying in record numbers across the united states. now a new report reveals disturbing evidence as to what has been killing them. plus -- >> you are on our burial grounds. get the hell out of here. >> a blunt message from oregon protesters by another group.
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this is america tonight. will >> for the first time any environmental protection agency is confirming what many researchers have long believed is the impact on honey bees. there is a connection between the post side and a sharp decline in the population. bees are crucial to our flood supply. about one third of the human diet comes from insect pollinated plants and crops. el nino storms are bringing a rare site to southern california, snow. 30 inches has fallen on big bear mountain. some schools and businesses have had to close. another two feet of snow is expected by the weekend. storms from el nino are putting the home -- homeless
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population at risk. stephanie has the that story. >> reporter: powerful el niño driven storms have been pounding southern california for days, but months before the down pours started the danger of flash flooding has been pounded into the minds of the county's hundreds of homeless people. >> i looked down, and i said, please, god, you know, i hope it's not me or any of my friends floating down that river. >> reporter: michael and others have moved to higher ground but keep a weary eye on the skies. for the past five months officers have been pat rolling the riverbeds directing the homeless to temporary shelters. >> the goal is not allow them to come back into the waterway, so if a flash flood did come no one would get swept away.
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>> reporter: a break in the rain on thursday gave them another chance to help them get to a shelter. >> we would like you to be out of the water way. >> reporter: brian smith knows the danger, but finds the shelter a difficult compromise. >> they wake us up at 5:00, and drop us off at 6:00, and i had nowhere else to go the next day. >> reporter: with more than 200 beds available, this is one of seven special weather-activated shelters where the homeless can escape el niño. >> reporter: we have set these up in conjunction with the county to be able to protect as many homeless persons as possible during the el niño rains. >> reporter: but on wednesday a civil grand jury that monitors l.a. county government issued a scathing report. it said the county's efforts to help the homeless have been grossly inadequate. the county's temporary shelters
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are in addition to 16 others. that's a drop in the bucket compared to the county's estimated 44,000 homeless. visitors like samone is one of the lucky ones. >> the shelters are very significant for me. very significant, and i'm very, very grateful to have it. >> reporter: and with more rain on the way officials know they have a lot more work ahead of them. >> it's hard for us to leave, because we can't go in the street and stuff and live. right here we're happy, you know. and it's like, it's like a community. it's like our house. >> reporter: stephanie stanton, al jazeera, los angeles. in the political word there has been a lot of attention today to the republican governor of maine. here is what he said last night about drug dealers during a townhall. >> these are guys with the name
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d-money, smoothie, shift, these kind of guys that come from connecticut and new york, come up here, sell their heroine and then go back home. and incidentally they frequently impregnant a young white girl before they leave. >> a spokesman says the governor was not discussing race. but one republican strategist called the comments one of the most offensive statements yet from this governor. hillary clinton chimed in, calling what he said a racist rant. there has been an olive branch offered to occupiers of that federal facility in oregon. the sheriff offered safe passage to them out of the state. it was his way of trying to end the stand off with the protesters. after a short meeting the occupiers declined the offer,
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saying the grievances had not been addressed. they plan to meet again today. there is another stake older in that standoff. len kasper has been talking to the native american tribe about the case. >> reporter: on the indian reservation about 800 acres of land just outside of town, this council member offers a blunt message to the group that has taken over federal property. >> go home. we don't want you here. we don't need for you to standing up for us. you are on our burr real grounds. get the hell out of here. >> reporter: kennedy's ancestors made this area home for thousands of years before being scattered by the nation's west-ward expansion. their land taken by white settlers and the government. they didn't gain formal federal recognition until 1972. about half of the tribe, 200
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people or so live on the reservation. >> we have to look at the planning down the road, not just at this moment. because each of us have got grandkids coming up. >> reporter: tribal leaders were among those who spoke up. >> they have no understanding. they have no concept of what -- i mean, did the world just start back in the 1860s when the first settlers came into this area? no. >> reporter: the issue of native american lands and sovereignty clearly not part of the occupying group's stated plan to return current federal property to the control of local ranchers. >> i really don't know much about that, so that -- that is interesting, and -- and they have rights as well. i would like to see them be freed from the federal government as well. they are controlled and regulated by the federal
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government very tightly, and i think they have a right to be free like everybody else. >> reporter: as the armed occupation continues. kennedy concedes broader land use issues are worth discussing. >> if i was out there with my guns and rifles, and a bunch of my native brothers, what would happen? >> reporter: what will happen is still anybody's guess. the occupiers say they are still getting support and encouragement from locals. but little of that support is coming from the original residents of this land. allen schauffler, al jazeera, outside of burns, oregon. the new york city police department is promising big changes after reaching a settlement over a controversial practice of monitoring muslims. john henry smith has that story. >> reporter: the report that the new york city police department
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had been monitoring muslims at mosques has sparked protest. and now a settlement in two of the three cases will mean tighter restrictions for the police. as part of the settlement, they will reinstate an independent attorney to monitor its intelligence unit. that's a role the department eliminated after 9/11. they agreed to place shorter time limits on its investigations and put in writing that investigation into religious or political activity have to be based on evidence rather than affiliation, and they having a agree remove a report from its website. the city of new york and the nypd will not have to admit any wrongdoing. they have long maintained they never acted on any information gleaned from those surveillance activities. in a statement, the aclu said we
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hope the reforms help make clear that effective policing can and must be achieved without unconstitutional religious protiling of muslims or any other communities. the new york major also reacted, saying: nypd says the new modifications bring the department's surveillance guidelines closer to those used by the fbi. the mother of the so-called affluenza teen is due back in court for a bail hearing. they believe she and her son fled mexico in november after ethan missed a probation appoint. she was extradited from mexico last week where her son is still
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being held. up next, researching gun violence, why something that seems so obviously important has been so hard to accomplish. ♪
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all of us can agree that it makes sense to do everything we can to keep guns out of the hands of people who would try to do others harm, or to do themselves harm. because every year we're losing 30,000 people to gun violence. >> that was president obama in a
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townhall last night, pushing his executive actions to limit gun violence. in some cases putting new obligations on private sellers of weapons. all of this while he is fighting claims by gun rights activists that he is trying to take away people's second amendment rights. gun-control advocates say there is a lack of research about gun violence. congress forbids federal agencies from studying the problem, because previously the research was race based. jake ward reports. >> reporter: this is fran -- san francisco's waterfront. on a wednesday night, a 32-year-old and it dinner with her familiar -- family and then
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they teak a walk down the peer. a man named francisco sanchez shot and killed her that night. this was the ultimate random act. there was no connection between the two of them. sanchez barely seemed to know what was going on when he was arrested. but it is made all of that much more random by the fact that there is almost no good federally funded research into the pattern of gun violence in the united states. in this case he found the gun he used. it turned out later it had been lost by a federal agent in basically a car break-in. so a researcher might want to know how many times has a gun been lost, or lost by someone who is authorize today carry one in his or her job. because it has become almost impossible in the united states to do good research into the
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patterns of gun violence. there are all kinds of good research into all sorts of threats to american health, like cigarette smoking, traffic accidents, are very well understood. in some cases there are whole agencies devote to that kind of work. right now the fashion is to look at concussions because it effects a number of children in the united states, and congress is moving actively to fund that research. but when it comes to gun research, it has been held to almost nothing. a report by think associated press found the annual sum total of funding for gun violence research projects in the u.s. is well un2k5er million dollars. a sting l study into something like autism or cancer or hiv could be more than twice that much. for every 100,000 americans, 10.7 of them die every year from motorcycle accidents.
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almost the exact same number die from firearms, 10.6 per 100,000. yet there is an entire agency devoted to vehicle dangers. and yet there is nothing like that for a danger that claims almost exactly as many lives. the lack of understanding about gun violence events a major blind spot in our understanding of a major public health threat in the united states. tomorrow night's power ball jackpot is now the largest in u.s. history. it has hit $800 million. the winner can select a cash option of $496 million up front, or the full 800 million paid out over 30 years. nobody has won powerball since november. and as our producers here remind me, you have to risk it, to get the biscuit.
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♪ >> something like that. thanks for joining us. i'm david shuster, the news continues next. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello there i'm barbara sarah this is the news hour live from london. thank you for joining us. coming up so desperate that they are eating salt for us is ta nans. 400,000 syrians are cut off from food and medicine. as north koreans celebrate reports of their country's