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president obama talks about some of the issues he wants to cover in his final state of the union, how that could impact the race for the white house. and? >> we can be heros just for one
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day remembering rock icon david wobie, the tributes being paid to him around the world. we begin in mexico where the attorney-general says it could take up to a year to extradite joaquin guzman to the u.s. this came on the same day that the mexican government released dramatic video of that raid, the raid that led to his capture after six months on the run. more from mexico city. >> reporter: a deadly raid caught on video by mexican marines. gun from both sides as they look for the most wanted man joaquin guzman. at one point a man is down, a marine's voice saying "we have an injured man".
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grenades, a barrage of bullets. joaquin guzman wasn't to be found. they quell out where is he and look for him. a woman says "i don't know", when she was asked. he had slipped into the sewers and surfaced to hijack a car. he is now under heavy guard from the same maximum security prison he escaped from in july. mexican officials say it could take a year to extradite him to the u.s. where he faces charges of drug trafficking, money laundering. authorities are keen to get him into the hands of u.s. authorities as soon as they can. a dramatic turn around from 2014 when they refused to extradite him but now there's pressure on co to hold on-- mexico to hold
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on to him the murder trial of a police officer accused in the freddie grey case is to be put on hold. the jury selection in the trial, a place van driver was supposed to get underway today but the appeals court that delayed the trial is considering whether another baltimore police officer, william porter, can be forced to testify against goodson. porter also faces charges in the case. the chief of police in l.a. is recommending criminal charges for an officer who killed an unarmed homeless man last may. brendan glen was lying on his stomach when proktor shot the man twice in the back. it is up to the attorney-general to decide whether the officer will face charges. relief has final arrived for syrians.
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it reached the town of madaya. workers also brought aid to two villages in the northern idlib province. a report from our correspondent. >> reporter: a red cross convoy left damascus carrying desperately needed aid to the besieged town of madaya. more has to be done it help others in need >> what is going on now, dropping or aid to people is not good enough. the united nations has done this exactly three months ago and look at where we are at now. >> reporter: to the north supply trucks from the red crescent aid organization travelly idlib. they had to arrive at the same time as part of the deal negotiated with the syrian government a few days ago. pro-government forces have blockaded madaya for months. two villages are cut off by two rebel groups.
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people in madaya say they have been reduced to eating handfuls of salt, tree leaves and grass and cats and dogs >> reporter: are we not arabs as well? i swear to god we are arabs. this child, what wrong did he commit? >> reporter: the world food program says the aid carried to madaya will meet the needs of 40,000 people but only for one month. the u.n. says there are 400,000 people trapped by various sieges across syria. kiists say it's vital they're lifted. there are more u.n. convoys planned across syria, but it depends on the warring sides and whether they will let the dlaifrys of aid through -- delivery ees officials tell al jazeera the u.s. has blown up a good deal of i.s.i.l. bombs according to a senior official a storage
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facility in mosul that is known to house large amounts of cash was hit by two 2,000 pound bombs. it's not sure how many money was destroyed but it is estimated to be in millions of dollars. a video of one of the world's shipping lanes. it shows iran firing rockets near war ships and commercial traffic in the strait of horm ooshgs ooz last month. it was released after a foi request was made by al jazeera. >> reporter: the pentagon denounced the actions at the time saying firing rockets from small boats was both dangerous and unprofessional. iran in turn denied it fired any rockets. meanwhile the pentagon has been sitting on the video evidence for two weeks and it took our formal request to pry it loose. the thermal mother-in-lawingry
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was taken by a helicopter. as it was passing through the strait into the gulf the day after christmas. the video obtained by al jazeera under the freedom of information act shows there are several other vessels in the international shipping lane, including what appears to be a commercial oil tanker. then the camera focuses in on five small boats firing unguided rockets. the u.s. navy says it's the kind of live fire exercise iran islamic revolutionary guard navy does all the time. except this time the fuselage was fired less than a mile from the american sfr carrier trueman which was on the way to lodge air strikes against i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria. while the rockets were aimed away from the shipping lanes and show showed no direct threat. they said they were still unprofessional and unnecessarily provocative >> the proximity is highly unusual.
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that is not something that responsible countries do with their navysed in heavily trafficked areas like this. >> reporter: administration critics, the republican chairman of the armed services committee says the lack of u.s. response to the iranian rocket incident is just another example of president obama turning a blind eye to iranian provocations for fear iran will walk away from his nuclear deal. even democrats wants to know how and when there will be sanctions against iran for two missile tests which violate u.n. resolutions, which may be capable of delivering a nuclear war head some day. the white house insists the president is still reviewing the facts >> we will issue those sanctions and those designations at the appropriate time >> >> reporter: what is the appropriate time some it some >> when it is time. >> reporter: there's no immediate plan to do so? >> we will issue them when it is
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time. >> reporter: the tests and exercises have one thing in. in both cases the white house is trying to determine if what it considers to be provocative acts are the act of hard liners in iran, much like hard liners in the u.s. would like nothing better than to see the iranian nuclear deal derailed thank you for that. in seattle a federal judge informed sentences the farpth of a shooter to two years in prison. raymond fryberg's 15-year-old son used his father's gun to kill some classmates and then himself. he was convicted of illegally owning six firearms, including the gun used in the school shooting. opening arguments are scheduled tomorrow in the civil suit over general motors faulty ignition switches. the jury selection wrapped up today in a man at that time an--
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manhattan courthouse. the case is just one of hundreds g m faces. al jazeera report's reports. >> reporter: the case pits an oklahoma man against auto giant general motors. his suit is among six trials that could influence the outcome of hundreds of claims against g m. he pictured here with his attorneys alleges he suffered neck and back injuries because of a defective ignition switch. after swashg his car into a tree in 2014. he claims that his air bags never deployed. the auto maker for moern a decade that engines could be shut down and deactivate air bags. he said that g m put his life at risk by waiting too long to
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alert people of the potential dangers. g m's lawyers plan to argue that the defect did not cause his injuries. last year the detroit auto maker paid out more than 600 million dollars to settle hundreds of claims, but as part of a massive civil suit, hundreds of plaintiffs are waiting for their day in court. his suit will likely determine how many of those cases will proceed the white house has launched a social media blits ahead of tomorrow's state of the union address. what to expect and how it on could affect the race to replace him. teachers in detroit say conditions in their classrooms are miserable. today they staged a sick out that was big enough to close dozens of schools.
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president obama and his staff are putting the last touches on his state of the
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union address. it will be his final one. our correspondent has a preview of tomorrow night's event >> reporter: it is shaping up to be part farewell address part last minute call to action for the remainder of his term in items left on the agenda. whatever the case, president obama will take to the house chamber on tuesday night and he will want to look forward by in part looking back at what he has accomplished during his term in office. the message from obama tuesday night, i'm not a lame duck. there's more to do. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: a white house multi media pr blits before the speech makes his approach clear. building a legacy for the future will mean revisiting the past >> we will rebuild. we will recover and the united states of america will emerge stronger than before. >> reporter: that was 2009 just a month after taking office. his first speech to congress. heading into his final state of the union, the unemployment rate
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is down to 5%. the economy is growing. the domestic auto industry has risen from its death bed and some are predicting a $10 a gallon gone gas this year. all positive signs by most measures. yet income inequality and other factors in voter anxiety over their economic future. fuelling the rise of populos. which brings up another problem for the president. the calendar. in just three weeks the first votes of 2016 will be cast in iowa. it will consume much of the political oxygen, complicating relations with congress >> the president shall give to congress information about the state of argument. >> reporter: while this is said to be nontraditional, not the usual laundry list of issues, there are boxes the president
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still wants to check. closing the military prison at guantanamo bay. criminal justice reform and pushing the pacific rim trade packet through congress. >> reporter: the president will point to for policy and call that a success as well. he will talk about the diplomatic opening to cuba, the nuclear deal with iran, but in the wake of the paris attacks and the wake of san bernardino, he will face a sceptical public and house chamber filled with those who believe his tactics, especially in syria and if the fight against i.s.i.l., simply are not working thank you for that. even though he cannot run for re-election, president obama state of the union address will likely have an impact on the presidential race. michael sure join us where the black and brown forum was. they touched on many issues >> reporter: they did indeed. the black and brown forum here in iowa is something that has
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been going on since 1984. wayne ford who founded it here founded it as a forum for black issues in 1976. it was expanded to issues on latino. it was touched on a lot of issues that were important to black and hispanic voters. you don't look at iowa and think my god these are important issues, but issues of jobs, economy and police are important to all here. there has been a 200% increase in english learners, spanish speaking english learners in this state since 2000. hillary clinton knew that. when they talk to her tonight, they talked to her about differing from obama when it comes to immigration and the president's stance on dealing with central american immigrants. >> i would give every person but particularly children due process to have their story
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told, and a lot of children will, of course, have very legitimate stories under our law to be able to stay. i would certainly - i'm going to end private detention centers, i'm going to end family detention, both of which i think are not in keeping with our values as americans. i cannot sit here and tell you i have a blanket rule about who or who won't be ever be let into the country to stay. >> reporter: you heard hillary clinton tonight talking about that issue. it was very important to her that she showed the difference between herself and president obama on this issue saying that it is going to be about individuals, not something that's going to be a sort of a policy in a new clinton administration the democratic candidates had been fairly gentle are each other until now. >> reporter: in a sense they have. there hasn't been a lot of
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fighting. martin o'malley has been on the sidelines pulling a lot lower than the others, trying to get voice heard. he was asked about the dnc making it difficult for a candidate who is not polling well. the issue that has started them to take the gloves off has been guns. hillary clinton sees that bernie sanders's is poling ahead of her or slightly behind her in the first two states. she sees the president's actions on guns and see an opportunity to talk to him about that. sanders was asked if he was in favor of the shield law. what does he feel about that vote looking back. >> there were positions in that bill. for example, you are a small gun shop owner in a state. you sell her a gun legally. she goes for the incident background check. then she goes out later and shoots somebody.
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should you be sued? i don't think so. >> reporter: after the debate i spoke to jeff waver who is the chairman of the campaign. i asked him if the campaign is on the defensive when it comes to gun. he said no, that's one issue. sanders is where the party wants him to be we will talk to you more tomorrow. thanks. the supreme court heard arguments today in a case that could deal a major blow to public sector unions, an issue mandatory fair share duesment. those are dues teachers who are charged for not choosing to join the union. >> i stand with rebecca, do you? do you substantive with her? -- stand >> reporter: this teacher and nine others who are suing the californian teachers union
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gathered outside the supreme court on monday. they want the court to overturn a four decades' old precedent that allow public employee unions to charge fees to nonmembers to cover what it costs to bargain on behalf of employees. the plaintiffs say paying those fees violates their first amendment right to freedom of speech. >> when we work together we have power >> reporter: pro union demonstrators say it will unravel decades of process. inside the court lines were drawn on the bench. this justice pointed out that ruling against the union would have many more legal repercussions saying: >> reporter: the surprise came from conservative justice who might be thought to lean in favor of the union.
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his questioning indicates otherwise. otherwise. >> reporter: the supreme court had 80 minutes to listen to arguments, 20 minutes i don't understand the usual 60. the decision won't be made until june, but this case, one of the largest on the docket this year, could deliver a punishing blow to public sector unions across the country. sympathy has taught for 28 years. half her career was as a full union member, but she says her voice was silenced >> the unions forced me to fund collective bargaining efforts that are harmful to my students and that's offensive to me. >> our position is that those fees are fair because the union provides a wide range of services from which all the members benefit, and if that is kon decisional. >> reporter: the union argues that the so-called fair share fee is simply a user fee for
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services and has nothing to do with politics left offer right the mayor of detroit says he will tour several schools on tuesday after a teacher organized sick-out for schools to schedule classes for more than 31,000 students today. the teachers are protesting what they say are deplorable work conditions. educators took the messages to the streets. parents, children and politicians joined in the rally. the sick-out closed 64 schools. >> enough is enough. we have to do something. we have to advocate for our children. whatever the consequences are, we're going to have to deal with it, but we have to stop bashing teachers. >> reporter: children are going hungry because they're not in school. >> the blood is on the hands of the emergency manager and the governor they're calling for the health and safety concerns to be
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addressed as soon as possible. for nearly a half century david bowie was one of the most influential voices in music. his impact in how he is being remembered next.
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over five decades. born david jobs in 1947 in south london, he rose to international fame with the single space odyssey. from cult figure to flombuoyant rock star, he went to ziggy stardust. >> he brought a visual dimension to pop and rock munt at a time when it was kint of a bit dull - punt-- and he brought a whole ar particular particular range of-- artistic range. >> reporter: he took on iconic roles starring in lab rintdz. he was inducted into the rock and roll haul of family in 1996. he acknowledged what his ever
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changing image meant. >> most people get to 20 and then they stay 20. it didn't happen for me, though. i just went on and on and on and suddenly i'm 56 6. so i have to write from this awe neek perspective-- unique perspective of someone being 20. >> reporter: just on friday on his 69th birthday he released his 25th studio album, black star. his death gives new meaning for the video of lazaret had. he died after an 18-month old battle of cancer. his son writing on twitter, very sorry and sad to say it's true. david cameron called david bowie a master of reinvention who kept getting it right. madonna called him talent, unique, genius, game changer
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he will be missed. thanks for joining us. for the latest news any time, you can head over to ray suarez is up next. we leave you tonight with one last reminder of david bowie's unique talent and show manship. have a goodnight. [ ♪ ] i will be king and you will be queen. and nothing will drive us away. we can be heros just for one
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day. we can be all, just for one day. i people running for national office don't talk about poverty in america as much as they used to, giving more attention to the much larger middle class, and its concerns. but republicans and democrats ask different questions and give different answers when they talk about what it takes to lift americans out of poverty. over the weekend, republican presidential candidates gathered in south carolina to talk poverty and policy, what did he learn? g.o.p. and inside story. ♪