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this is al jazeera america live from new york city. here are today's top stories. a major milestone in the iran nuclear deal crippling economic sanctions of the country has been lifted. u.s. and iran announce a prisoner swap among the americans coming home washington post reporter. obama signs an emergency declaration for flint michigan
a city struggling with contaminated drinking water. a cure for cancer. we talk to a doctor on cutting edge treatments that could turn that dream into a reality. u.n. sanctions related to iran's nuclear program are lifted with those words the international community today officially began a new relationship with iran. the united nations lifted nuclear related economic sanctions after iran proved that it's meeting the requirement to curb its nuclear program. it is known as implementation day and allows iran to get its hands on nearly 100 billion dollars of frozen assets. it opens new opportunities.
secretary of state hailed the agreement as a milestone >> we have reached implementation day. today marks the moment that the iran nuclear agreement transitions from an ambitious set of promises on paper to measurable action in progress. today as a result of the actions taken in july united states and friends in the middle east in the entire world, are safer because the threat of a nuclear weapon has been reduced al jazeera's james may has more on this historic day. >> reporter: here at the united nations this is the document that was received coming from the international atomic energy agency in vienna. this five-page document confirms that iran has complied by the deal that was done last july
the nuclear deal between the international community in the shape of the so-called p5 plus one countries, the five members of the u.n. security council, including the u.s. and germany, and, of course on the other side iran. what happened when this document was received here it was received by the spanish ambassador. he was the chairman of the iran sanctions committee. he decided that following a resolution that was passed just six days after the nuclear deal last july that automatically the international sanctions against iran would be immediately lifted and, in fact the committee that he chairs is now disbanded and the spanish ambassador becomes the facilitator for matters to do with iran rather than the committee chairman. of course not all of the sanctions imposed by the u.s. are lifted upthose that are related to the nuclear program. there is one issue of concern
that remains and that is iran's ballistic missiles. the u.s. and some of those who had been negotiating with iran in vienna had hoped to make that part of the deal. it is something that iran would not accept. it carried out missiles tests at the end of last year. the u.s. has talked about possible sanctions because of that. i'm told that they were put on hold because of that prisoner swap that was in the wings, but now there is a difficult question for the administration. do they now impose sanctions and what does that do to the relationship with iran which is obviously, looking so much better on this day as james mentioned, some nonnuclear related u.s. sanctions against iran remain in place. americans or american companies still cannot do any business with iran but the u.s. government has committed to some exceptions by allowing-- sanctions by allowing u.s.
companies to seek licences to sell aircraft and spare parts to iran. also carpets and other products can be imported into the u.s. a researcher at princeton university joins us. the sanctions being lifted certainly big news here. we need you to explain, though exactly what does this mean because really there are several different kinds of sanctions imposed on iran here >> very correct. first of all it is a good day for the iranians. it has been a long time coming for the sanctions to be removed. we hope this is a new era. multi lalt ral sanctions which are housed within the united nations and also lateral and unilateral nations.
we know the u.n. security council resolutions that replaced sanctions specifically on the nuclear arena of iran are going to be lifted. the e.u. will follow suit p and from the united states point of view only nuclear related sanctions are going to be removed. p there is still going to be a lot of sanctions on iran from the u.s. that will remain intact. it is not a free complete eradication. it does mean for the first time iran after many years, stram bank its financial system its ability to sell oil and gas to international markets and to do regular trade with international community is now open for business. this will be good news for an economy that has been lagging for many years under the pressure of the sanctions you mentioned the nuclear deal here. secretary of state john kerry said: we will know immediately
if iran breaks the deal did is". is that true? >> yes. from procurement or fit-out material for enrichment of its facilities all the way down to the reactors, heavy water reactors which has been reconfigured to become a light reactor, in iraq there is going to be monitoring transparency and verification that iran is doing its part ensure that the nuclear program remains peaceful. if there is any break out, the international committee will know is this in your opinion a new era in the relationship between the u.s. and iran? do you think that the two countries are going to start working together a little more say, maybe with fighting i.s.i.l.? >> i hope so. the good news is we have a direct channel of communication and that led to the release of
the sailors within 24 hours. we saw today the prison swap that was finalised. all of these things came about because john kerry and his counterpart are now able to speak to one another directly. i hope this will be another step towards a more opening of the relationship because these two countries have a lot to discuss and they have a lot of common areas where they can work together. as you mentioned, the fight against i.s.i.l. orrisise and also the stability of afghanistan, iraq and syria, which ask paramount to national security of iran and the united states, for the region the timing of this is interesting because, of course before this news broke this afternoon the big news this morning was about the prisoner swap that led to the release of washington post reporter. more on that. >> reporter: on saturday iranian
state television announced the new the journalist's family wanted to hear. after 18 months in prison the reporter convicted of spying was now free. his employer is celebrating: the former u.s. marine and two others dual nationals were released in a deal that also frees seven iranians of breaking u.s. laws. charges against 14 other iranians have been dropped. what is notable about the prisoner swap is the timing. it comes as the i.a.e.a. confirms iran has dismantled the
weapons program. >> while the two tracks of negotiations were not directly related and they were not, there is no question that the pace and the progress of the humanitarian talks accelerated in light of the relationships forged and the diplomatic channels unlocked over the course of the nuclear talks. >> reporter: analysts have suggested the personal relationship between secretary of state john kerry and foreign minister has made it possible to solve disputes between the u.s. and iran. what happens when they leave the posts >> that relationship is one that predated the nuclear talks. it is one that may have enabled the nuclear talks to actually move forward and overcome certain obstacles. it has to be institutionalised some way, somehow, because we can't go back to the way it used to be because kerry is not in the area.
>> reporter: an accomplishment with no guarantee of more to follow how much are the prisoner swap and these sanctions being lifted related? >> the timing is improve. i think it was very good news on both counts. there are in a sense once again without this diplomatic channel between the two possess countries, i would not see a release being made in sort such a short period of time. also there is an atmosphere that while making this implementation they will not hurt to have other good news coming out of iran. this is a swap. so the americans are also releasing prisoners. this is through dip loam engagement, these two countries, they have a lot to iron out in the relationship. they're able to come down on
very specific issues and make progress. i hope again, that this is an opening to much wider and more improved relationship between the countries because it is paramount for the americans in the middle east to have iran on their side on issues that are very important, security stability and also the energy supply route through the areas. this is a good indicator that it is possible thank you for that. >> thank you lifting the sanctions did not come a moment too soon for the aircraft industry. shortly before it was announced iran's transport minister says his country had reached a deal to buy 114 air bus passenger planes. the first european made planes will arrive in march. they plan to buy 400 passenger planes over the next decade.
that's where the u.s. comes in. president obama has given the green light to allow the export of civilian passenger planes to iran which will allow for boeing to try to sell its planes to the iranians. it will be the topic of our sunday night look at the week ahead. we will look at what it means for iran to have economic sanctions lifted that's at 5.30 pacific tomorrow night. still ahead, president obama signing an emergency declaration for flint michigan. what is being done to help with the city's led contaminated water supply. also ahead vice president biden is leading obama's moon shot effort to kurp cancer. we will talk to a leading doctor to advancements that is getting us closer to beating the decease
president obama signed an emergency declaration today over the water crisis in flint, michigan. this means federal aid will be available to give residents access to safe drinking water and health care. the city switched its water source from detroit to the flint refr nearly two years ago. residents immediately complained about health issues. a year and a half later the governor acknowledged the water in flint is contaminated with pled. a poultry farm has been shut
down after being hit by a new strain of bird flu. the diagnosis was confirmed on friday after a surge of turkey deaths. all 60,000 turkeys have since been euthanised. this past week president obama launched what he calls a moon shot effort to cure cancer. the american cancer society predicts nearly 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed this year. as the second leading cause of death in the u.s. it is estimated nearly 600,000 people may die from the disease. a number that has been on the decline. during his state of the union address the president announced vice president biden will head up the effort to find a cure. biden's son died of brain cancer last year >> i'm announcing a new national
effort to get it done. because he has gone to the mat for all of us over the past 40 years, i'm putting joe in charge of mission control. for the love ones we have all lost, for the families that we can still save let's make america the country that cures cancer once and for all last month vice president biden negotiated for a 264 million dollars increase in funding for the national institute of health. he says the white house will focus on public and private resources while improving the sharing of information among researchers and medical professionals. doctor otis brownly is the chief medical officer for the american cancer society. thank you so much for joining us doctor. >> thank you for having me you heard the president's call for action to cure cancer certainly a worthy goal right,
but there are nearly 200 kinds of cancer. is it realistic? >> well i think cure should always be our goal. it is true that we cure some cancers now. i think if this moon shot is successful we're going to cure many more. it is also true that we're going to stall out some diseases go to more of a diabetes or an hiv model where people will be taking medicine on a daily basis and having good quality of life and having a very long life still with their disease. both are good things but i do think cure is a reasonable goal this idea of a moon shot effort what do you think it will really do for cancer research? >> well i'm hoping it will gallon vannise-- gallon von ice the research-- galvanies cancer. we need to apply the knowledge to the population. there are a lot of people who
don't get good care now. there are things that we have learned from research and they're not benefitting from that. we need to take those lessons add them together and learn even more about cancer. i really do think that we're going to be able to have a very positive effect and decrease the cancer death rate even more than we already have let's talk more about treatment. it involves three methods, most sturting with surgery to remove growths, typically followed with radiation therapy or chemotherapy, which tends to have severe side effects, some newer treatments like immunotherapy immunotherapy, also mom you can lar - molecular therapy and then gene therapy which introduces genes into the body to boost immune cells. how important is it to invest more in these kinds of
treatments? >> one of our great problems right now in cancer research is if you taught to the-- talk to the scientists doing this work they're spending more time writing grants and getting funding than actually spending developing these new treatments and doing research. we need a lot more support for research. if you go to the national institutes of health where most of these things are funded you're going find that about 10% of the really good ideas that should be funded are actually being funded. we need more money. we also have some duplications going on right now because of the competition to get money and we could actually be more efficient and save money if we actually had sort of an administrative straighter of overall science, somebody in command command and control who could move resources to where it
should be you talk about an addministrator here. do you think joe biden is the one to move it forward? >> i think he would be wonderful at it. there's wonderful scientists involved at the national cancer institute, the director of the national cancer institute is a wonderful scientist and administrator. as the rules are currently written, he does not have the power to tell people not to do things or to do things. he doesn't have command and control. i think someone like vice president biden can actually open up and clear some of the hurdles that we're having and accelerate the process of doping science. he is going to have to have good advice from people like dr lowie and the folks at the cancer institute to clear those hurdles, but what the system
needs is administrator and not a scientist thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me the mosquito-borne virus which causes serious birth defect has been reported in the u.s. health officials say a baby born with brain damage in hawaii is the first case. this week the cdc issued a travel alert warning pregnant from travelling to 14 countries and territories. >> reporter: the corridors of this hospital are full of distraught mothers holding babies with one thing in problem. they were born with noticeably smaller than normal heads. it's in less than four months
has reached epidemic proportions in brazil. researchers say it is a virus new to brazil called zika spread by a mosquito that carries deny defever. >> translation: i was shocked when i found out. she was my first baby. it was unheard of in brazil until now. >> reporter: doctors here believe the virus is provoke severe scarring of the retina in 40% of the new born babies. >> we had one thousand cases but now there are three thousand reports. >> reporter: that is just in this state where a state of emergency has been declared and where the army has been called out to combat disease-carrying mosquitoes. though thrive in rainy season and breed in even the smallest
amount of still clear water. despite all these efforts the virus is spreading not just through brazil but throughout south and central america. in fact disease control experts predict that within three months zika will have reached texas. there is no cure for the virus, terrifying pregnant women like this woman. >> translation: i asked the doctor if what i heard is true. i have been using insect repellant. >> reporter: for three and a half month old david precautions are too late. his sister dotes on him while his mother worries about how she will take care of a child who will be seriously handicapped. >> translation: my main concern now is to go back to work but the day care centers refuse to take him because he is too much responsibility. >> reporter: a tragic issue that
has prompted health officials to warn brazilian women to refrain from getting pregnant while they struggle to deal with an epidemic still ahead more on the prisoner swap between iran and the u.s. we will talk to our own correspondent about what it is like to be detained in iran back in 2009. plus how deportation authorities around the country want immigration reform.
welcome back. here is a look at the top stories. it is official the u.s. and other world powers today lifted crippling nuclear related economic sanctions against iran. the european foreign policy chief announced the historic deal after iran proved it is drastically shrinking its nuclear program. >> after more than two and a half years of intense mum tie lateral negotiations the international agency has verified that iran has honored its commitments to alter and, of course dismantle much of its nuclear program in compliance with the agreement that we reached last july-- mull thee lateral he added that the threat of a nuclear weapon has been
reduced. the news comes on the same day the announcement of the prisoner swap. the u.s. government will give more detail about the iranians who have been pardoned african-americans have left iran. that resonates deeply with our own correspondent who was held for 100 days in 2009 falsely accused of being a u.s. spy. thank you for joining us. you have been following this story. you have been in touch with the family and other families involved in this prisoner swap. let's talk about you. the moment that you learned you were going toreleased that moment, what was that like for you? >> reporter: first i couldn't believe it because i had been sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage which i denied. i was in a trial and i was told
i was going to be freed. i didn't believe it until i left there. i was ex-static but was leaving behind friends, political prisoners that i believed should have been freed. you long for freedom, just the freedom to walk outside and to take off a blind followed and not be-- blindfold, to take off the handcuffs and not to be watched. i imagine these people are also feeling to have those freedoms taken away for so long was it hard in terms of being able to really feel those freedoms again? even though you walked out and you knew that you were free did it sort of mentally it stay with you? how long did it take before you really felt like you were normal again? >> well it took a while and
first even though i was freed from prison it took a few days to leave the country and i think until you get out of the airspace you think what if they change their minds. it took leaving the country and then it took a long time of transition for me. it helped me to write about it and to speak about it speak about the friends i left behind but even after that i think a lot of people even though the healing process is different for everyone it is a process that dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and that can include nightmares walking down the street and looking over your shoulder wondering if somebody is following you. there's a lot to deal with. for me being with friends and family and in a place where i felt safe really helped talk about one of your friend who still remains in prison as we speak right now who
is not a part of in particular swap. how hard is that for you to know that that person is still there? >> yeah. when i woke up this morning and i heard that these prisoner were going to be released there was news of one arrested more than three months ago in iran. he hasn't been charged, there's no evidence presented and his family and friends are very worried about him. he is a very good person and a good friend you have talked with the family of the former u.s. marine who was part of this release. what are they saying? >> i'm so happy because his family has been through a lot over the past four and a half years. that's a very long time. i spoke with one of his family members who said they were surprised as well when they heard the news really? >> yeah.
they didn't know there was no ink meddling leading up to this? >> they new people and u.s. government were working on it. they didn't know it was going to happen but they hoped. it's nearing the end of this very long journey. they also know there is this transition process which you asked me about and they wanted to know how they could, as the family members, be helped through that were they there? >> no. they were still here that is since 2011 >> that's a very long time. it's a small click, this group of families. they get in touch with one another because there's nothing something that there's a handbook for. it's difficult. do you speak out, do you not speak ou. two of these people who are being released i haven't heard of them before. they want to know what their
loved ones are going through. they suffer and i'm really happy for those families whose loved ones were released today thank you so much. >> thanks the host age situation at a hotel in burkina faso ended early saturday morning. at least 29 people were killed including many foreigners in an attack by al-qaeda by the country's capital. more than 125 hostages were inside the hotel and described a scene of horror. >> reporter: the splendid hotel of the burkina faso capital under siege. exr explosions were heard from inside. gunmen stormed the hotel on friday evening. they set cars on fire and also attacked a catch an across the street. >> translation: it was horrible because everyone was panicking. people were lying on the ground
and there was blood everywhere. they were shooting people at point blank range. the noise of the explosion was loud. it was traumatizing. i think these people are wicked >> reporter: french troops were called in to help forces retake the hotel. many were shot and are receiving treatment at hospital. >> translation: we did our best to try and get out. they shot me in the arm and i have an open fracture. they destroyed my vehicle as well. >> reporter: qamishli's region-- al-qaeda's regional affiliate is behind this assault. the most recent attack like this was in mali last november. this is the first of its kind in ouagadougou. the president was elected two months ago as burkina faso's first new leader in decades.
how he deals with this crisis is being seen as his first big test in office >> translation: we would like to salute the response of the security forces the doctors, red cross who have participated and to salute the military cooperation from the french and americans. it is important that we can share information with our neighboring countries and share million treep means to fight against the scourge >> reporter: the challenge for him now will be to come up with a long-term plan to tackle the armed groups german chancellor angela merkel is facing increased skrut knee over her open door refugee policy. a prominent ally of hers is taking her to court over it. thousands took to the streets to welcome refugees. >> reporter: saturday morning thousands of people were on the streets drawn here to show their
support of the asylum policies. a growing number of germans think that they should not be quite so welcoming. here that sentiment was absent. >> translation: we are here today to show support. we want everything to go well to work together. a long and difficult path that we're on. >> reporter: for these people the issues were clear. >> translation: violence like what happened on new year's eve cannot be blamed on the refugees. this is unfortunately a part of humanity and we need to stand against it every day, not simply the violence against women but violence general >> we want to make sure that everyone knows that they are safe and welcome here >> reporter: the organisers of this demonstration had called for about ten thousand people coming out today. the police say in the event perhaps around three and a half thousand people are here. the event ldz today have been
over-- events today have been peaceful. >> reporter: that was in stark contrast to the scenes in cologne last weekend when supporters of the far right movement attending an anti asylum rally threw rocks and other objects to police who were forced to use water cannon to restore order. then more violence on monday at another far right rally. it was to protest against such violence that brought these people to the city on saturday but also to show their solidarity with the many refugees now in germany. this state is one of three which will elect a new parliament in march, providing the first big test of how german voters really view their government asylum policy the u.s. senate will examine a bill to increase the screening requirements for syrian and
iraqi refugees who wish to swr the u.s. the proposal raised through the house of representatives with 289 votes. 47 democrats voted for the bill despite the obama administration opposition to the measure. the measure will face stiffer opposition in the senate. the department of homeland security began raids targeting illegal migrants. it is the first large scale effort to deport families who have made it to the u.s. it has led advocates across the country to step up the fight for immigration reform. >> reporter: at a quickly organized meeting immigrants turned up to learn their rights. fear was spreading along with the word that federal officials have been conducting deportation raids across the country forcing advocates for the undocumented to act >> my phone started going off and it has been nonstop.
i think the fear has grown. >> reporter: this woman doesn't want to show her face. she and her three children watched her husband get arrested by immigration officials last summer as he left home for work. he is still in detention. news of the raids has them worried that she will be next. >> translation: i have told the kids to stay calm that everything will be okay but now they're afraid. they're afraid to open the door if someone shows up. >> reporter: according to the obama administration the raids are aimed at the people who crossed illegally in 2014 and 15. many are fleeing violence in central america >> we are seeking to deport felons not break apart families >> reporter: the administration say it's rounding up people who have been processed by immigration court.
>> reporter: the obama administration has long faced criticism from the republican party for being too easy on illegal immigration. now the president is getting it from democrats as well who call him the deporter in chief. here the democratic mayor has announced that the city will no longer cooperate with federal enforcement immigration officials. the mayor says the raids are counterproductive because they make the undocumented afraid to report crimes. >> we are not safe in any city when the people who live here whether they're documented or not, are fearful of the police. >> reporter: immigration advocates are now lobbying members of congress and the presidential candidates who have also criticized the raids >> i think the party has lost faith from the latino community when they're going after women and children and say they're for immigration. it doesn't make any sense >> reporter: advocates continue
to call for immigration reform and warn the undocumented not to answer the door tomorrow night democratic candidates for president will face off in a debate in charlestown south carolina. questions about race guns and health. our correspondent found people have a message for the candidates. >> reporter: it was just seven months ago >> shortly after i left this intruder this terrorist, racist entered a space where bible study was being taught >> reporter: nine africans americans murdered in their church >> the cross is another item judge >> reporter: tributes came in after a young white man with
easy access to a gun walked into this church sat for a while then opened fire. reverend is the pastor here and he want candidates to learn what happened >> it is a significant place in history. certainly after the shooting now. your voice carries a lot of weight. you have two huge national events taking place in your city. democratic, republican presidential debates. what do you want to hear during those debates? >> first of all, i would hope that we would bring our civility back into the public square but having said that it is without question we can't avoid not addressing the issue of gun violence. secondly i think there say need for jobs. i think there is a need to talk about the poor. >> reporter: when we talk about the poor how significant is that? oftentimes they say poor people
don't vote. in your life how many people do you come across? >> on a daily basis. you can drive through this area. it now has something that's called tent city. people are living under bridges. some people don't see the poor because they don't want to >> reporter: people here are being forced to see a lot this year as politicians make bold moves to change the status quo. it is all seen as part of a national movement of dramatically changing demographic and political activism. >> poor people vote too >> reporter: many low income people are pushed out of the area. they're moving to north charleston. you grew up here right? >> yeah. this is lifetime home for me. >> reporter: this man is a newspaper reporter who has spent much of his career writing about
the lives of african americans here. he shows us a section just four miles from the site of the republican debate. it has one of the highest per p cap that crime-- capita krip rates. we >> reporter: they're overwhelmingly low incomes and likely to be victims of violence reasons why politicians might have once discounted the political power. because of obama's victory, african-americans may be more likely to vote during this election >> when i ask what do i want to see from my presidential candidates i want to hear them talk about things like universal health care. >> reporter: has that impacted you in your life? >> yes >> reporter: how so? >> i don't have health care >> reporter: you don't? >> i'm a professional.
i can't afford it. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of voters are like him and that has drawn the attention of candidates. although is a republican dominated state, the primary will be the first presidential primary where a significant number of voters are expected to be black still ahead on al jazeera america celebrations in taiwan after the country elects its first female president. stay with us.
people took to the streets in taiwan tonight to celebrate the election of the country's first woman president. tsai ing-wen claimed a victory over her opponent. her victory was a big win for taiwan's pro-independence party. >> reporter: history was made in taiwan on saturday night. the first woman present was elected by a landslide. tsai ing-wen was narrowly defeated four years ago but on this night the woman who likens herself to german chancellor merkel stands victor yous. >> i will redo the wrong of the previous government. we have told the international
community that the spirit of democracy is part of the lives the taiwan people. >> reporter: on the other side a completely different scene. the national "affluenza teen" k.m.t. candidate concedes defeat and resigns as party chairman. >> translation: sorry everyone. i let you down down. we have been defeated. the k.m.t. lost. >> reporter: some nationalist supporters unsure of what is next. >> translation: this is a big impact for our country. i feel taiwan is stepping into an unknown situation. we don't know what will happen in the future. >> reporter: ushering in a new chapter, the opposition becomes the ruling party. it is something the younger generations are eager for. the future of taiwan will be
better. young people will have a better generation. tsai ing-wen thanked her opponents and voters and because of the delicate situation thanked the main ally u.s. while saying she wants to work closely with china, warned them against proceed vehicletive acts-- provocative acts. >> translation: we will make sure that there will be mechanisms to continue communicate withing china. i will follow taiwan's best interests. >> reporter: within hours of winning the new president, walking the delegate balance that will be the core of her job over the next four years. pushing forward with her position on independence while maintaining good relations with the neighbor across the strait who still views the island asity own territory nepal has initially launched
reconstruction efforts nine months after being hit by an earthquake. plans to begin in a town the government has been criticized for delaying the process because of political disagreements severe fuel shortages and drafting of a new constitution. it is expected to take years and cost billions of dollars. india is taking new measures to help start-ups. the prime minister unveiled the start up india action plan on saturday. he says it will reduce regulatory hurdles for entrepreneurs. it is a welcome relief to those looking to start a business. >> reporter: this is a success start up story. in a few short years it has more than a dozen locations in and around the two largest cities. it wasn't easy. it is especially difficult in
india where new ventures can be stopped before they start >> the kind of resources that you have are limited. you want those resources to be used in productive work. >> reporter: the government is launching its start-up india program to encourage and promote new businesses something entrepreneurs here say they've been waiting a long time for. tax incentives are among the main goals entrepreneurs hope the government will address in its program to promote start-ups, simply encouraging may be enough to give the sector a boost. entrepreneurs like this man say people's mindsets about start ups are changing adding it's a different environment now than it was when he set up his first
business 12 years ago. >> the biggest difference i've seen is where people are accepting it more. when i started out, known would take me seriously. now customers also expect a lot. >> reporter: analysts say promoting start-ups over large scale businesses may be of national importance because india will need an estimated 140 million new jobs in the next decade. >> the public sector is not going to go that so this gap has to be filled by start-ups. >> reporter: back at the shop this man hopes the new program will make it easier for his business to grow. for the government it hopes these small companies many encourage investment and drive growth with a look at the next
hour. >> reporter: more on the lifting of economic sanctions. we look at what it means for the economy which has been suffering for years now in that country. hillary clinton prepares for another democratic debate tomorrow. as l.a. celebrates the return of football to the city we look at who is really paying for projects we will leave you with some power ball news. lisa and john robinson say they will take their share of 528.8 million dollars as an immediate cash payment. they intend to pay off their
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