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this is al jazeera america. >> u.n. sanctions related to iran's program are lifted moments after that announcement, obama signed an order lifting some of the sanctions on iraq. some include the release of prisoners. contaminated drinking water has prompted the declaration of a
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federal emergency in flint, michigan. l.a. celebrates the return of professional football but at what cost. tonight a deeper look at who is paying the bills for these mega projects it is a historic day at the international community begins a new era of cooperation with iran. the u.s. and other countries officially lifted crippling economic sanctions related to iran's nuclear program. this decision phenomenoned an announcement by the united nation watchdog saying iran has curbed its nuclear program. >> u.n. sanctions related to iran's nuclear program are lifted. >> after more than two and a half years of intense multi
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lateral negotiations, the agency has now verified that iran has honored its commitments to alter and, in fact, dismantle much of its nuclear program in compliance with the agreement that we reached last july more now from the united nations in new york. >> reporter: here he united nations this is the-- at the united nations this is the document. this five-page document confirmss that iran's deal between the international community in the shape of the so-called p five plus one countries, the five members of the u.n. security council, including the u.s. and germany and, of course, olt other side
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iran. what-- on the other side, iran. it was received by the spanish ambassador. he was the chairman the sanctions committee. he decided that following a resolution pass episode six days after the nuclear deal last july that automatically-- passed six days - the sanctions against iran would be lifted. the committee he chairs is now disbanded and he 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, just those 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 had hoped to make that part of the deal.
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missiles tests were carried out last year. the u.s. has talked about possible sanctions because of that. i'm told that those sanctions 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 thank you. the white house quickly reacted to the news today. president obama signed orders lt lifting those sanctions on iran. it was a deal reached last year. after years of economic isolation iran can once again participate in the global marketplace. the sanctions lifted today have severely restricted the country's trading practices. gerald tan reports on how that change will hit iran's economy
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>> reporter: years of international sanctions on iran have choked the economy. an international ban on doing business with iranian banks, the import of iranian oil and the freeing of their government and private assets have contributed to sluggish, even negative, growth. that strangle hold is finally being loosened. >> the lifting of the sanctions many have a positive psychological impact, will compel a lot of investors who had either been barred or basically were in a waiting mode to start their investing activities. >> reporter: the government agreed to limit development in exchange for the return to energy and financial markets. it will now also be able to access billions of dollars with frozen assets stuck in foreign banks. there are questions on how
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leaders will channel this windfall. the president has said he wants to attract foreign investment, expand the oil and gas natural sectors. the deal could not be better timed with parliamentary elections scheduled next month. >> translation: i tell the great nation that god willing the sanctions will be lifted in january and the government will fulfil one of its election promises. the chains of sanctions will be removed from the feet of iran's economy and the path will be open for more intersection with the world. >> reporter: iran is hungry for change. economic isolation has caused the weak currency. high inflation, and lack of jobs. iran is a market of 80 million potential customers for foreign companies but progress isn't expected to be quick. >> interest is there, but the pace at which this investment can be absorbed and negotiations
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that are needed, the operational processes that are need towed absorb these - needed to absorb will be slow. >> reporter: the implementation has been seen by many as a positive step for iran integrating into the economy. it is no reset button for the relations with the west. missile tests prompted talk in washington of a new round of sanctions keep in mind some other u.s. sanctions against iran do remain in place. americans or american companies still cannot do business with iran but u.s. is allowing companies to seek licences to sell aircrafts and spare parts, also imports of carpets and other items. a researcher at princetn
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university joins us. your reaction to this news? >> this is a great day. we have finally brought an end to the nuclear file. the world is safer because iran's nuclear facilities will remain peaceful and it is going to be the most stringent verification mechanisms in place never seen before in the world. i'm very happy about that. of course it comes in parallel to the release of the prisoners and the swap that happens sending iranians >> yes ch was separate there were some parallels there >> of course. in sidelines of these nuclear talks which spanned two and a half years, obviously, beyond the nuclear file there was other issues at hand that were discussed. now we noted this parallel track to release these prisoners were, obviously, separate from the nuclear file, but i'm sure that
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the fact that there is a direct engagement between the government of iran and the u.s. definitely helped this accelerate all this comes because the international nuclear inspectors found basically that iran is living up to its side of the deal. but is it possible based on the country's history how they have done a good job at hiding a lot of their activities. do you think it is possible that the inspectors missed something? >> this deal puts into place, closes every avenue iran has to nuclear weapon. it's very different when you're under 24/7 watch under the nuclear watchdog and also iran had given permission for these inspectors to be in the country and look at each facility. it is difficult for iran to basically dodge for a nuclear weapon the united states and iran have been enemies for such a
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long time. three decades. do you sense a cultural change win iran? >> iran as a population is very young, about three quarters below the age of 35. every polling that has been done indicates that the public is the most pro-american in the region despite all that we hear? >> regardless of that, the iranian society is open to create a much closer relationship with the americans and i believe that this is now the time to go beyond the governments and to accelerate cultural exchanges, economic exchanges and tourism so that these two countries and their people get to know each other better do you get the impression that the iranian government is serious about this an intends to
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live up to its promises because there is fear in the u.s. and elsewhere that this is a big trick, that iran after a couple of years will restart their nuclear operations >> >> they have opened up their nuclear facilities to inspections and signed on to the most stringent nonproliferation treaty, for a country to give up so much in their nuclear program indicates its willingness to go ahead with this and open up its country to the international community. we should see it as a positive step and one that could create the environment within iran to improve the hoom r human rights record and to improve the relations that span over three decades the beginning of a really big development. thank you.
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the united states and iran agreed this morning to swap prisoners. it led to the release of a journalist. more on that. >> reporter: on saturday iranian state television announced the news a journalist's family wanted to hear. after 18 months in prison, the washington post reporter convicted of spying was now free. his employer is celebrating. the former u.s. marine and a christian minister as well as two other dual nationals were released in a deal that also frees seven iranians convicted of breaking u.s. laws. the u.s. agreed to drop charges against 14 other iranians for
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sanctions violations, while iran helps to find the retired f.b.i. agent. what is notable about the prisoner swap is the timing. it comes as the i.a.e.a. confirms iran has dismantled its nuclear 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 and iranian foreign minister has made it possible to solve disputes between iran and the u.s. what happens when both men leaves their posts? >> that relationship is one that predated the nuclear talks. it is one that may have enabled
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the talks to actually sort of move forward and overcome certain obstacles. it has to be institutionalised some way somehow because we can't have a situation where we go back to the way it used to be simply because kerry is no longer at the state department. >> reporter: a moment of twin diplomatic accomplishments with no guarantee of more to follow one person who knows very well what those prisoners went through is al jazeera's america's own journalist. she spent 100 days in an iranian jail back in 2009 falsely accused of spying. >> good to see you you have been in this position. you know what that is like. what is going through the prisoner' minds right now? >> i imagine they would be surprised when they told they were goingto be freed. it's not something that they are you are going to be freed in a month from now. they told me on the day there was no warning or
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indication that things were changing? it was out of the blue? >> yes. i had an appellate trial. the day after the trial they told me i was going to be released which was a shock to me but wonderful. i understand for the families at least, one of the family members of the former marine who was jailed in iran for four and a half years and released informed, that they didn't know about his release either until they heard about it topped like the rest of the world. we all found out at the same time >> exactly when you per annum sigsed back to normal life in the u.s. whashgs was that-- what was that like? >> i was very happy and glad to be back. going through this i felt safer here, like i wasn't going to be monitored. i still feared that maybe they had followed me because while i was in prison i had been band that once you get out of here,
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if you speak about certain things, we can find you. one of mip -- my inter a gators told me i could be killed in a car accident. some handle it better than others, but it takes times an i think what helped me was being with my loved ones, feeling safe and finding purpose in what i was doing can you give us an idea of what they faced in that prison? especially since some of these men have been there for years. >> yes. i wasn't aware of the fourth american that was mentioned after, the pastor-- i wasn't aware of the fourth. off times the solitary
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confinement, days and months. you feel whether you're going to lose your sanity. you get a lot of time to pray even if you haven't before. you feel very alone and at certain times very helpless. during interrogations you might be pressured to say things that aren't true. i was not physically tortured, but there is something called white torture which can leave a mark on your mind even though it doesn't leave a mark on your body. it's remained at robbing you of your dignity, isolation. going through that can be quite difficult as well a great journey. we're glad that you're back with us and the news of the prisoners to be released today.
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the hostage situation in a hotel in burkina faso ended early this morning. at least 29 people were killed, including many foreigners. more than 125 hostages were inside the hotel and they described the scenes of horror. >> reporter: the splendid hotel in the capital of burkina faso. gunfire rang out as explosions were heard inside. gunmen's attacked the hotel on friday evening. they set cars on fire and attacked a café 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. it was traumatizing. i think these people are really wicked. >> reporter: french troops were called in no help security
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forces to retake the hotel-- to help. 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. i have an open fracture. they destroyed my vehicle as well. >> reporter: al-qaeda's regional affiliate says it's behind the assault. the armed group has attacked similar targets in west africa in the past. the most recent was in mali's capital last november. this is the first attack of its kind in burkina faso capital ouagadougou. the president was elected two months ago as burkina faso first new leader in decades. how he deals with a p this crisis is seen as a big test >> translation: we would like to salute the responsibilities of the security forces, the doctors and red cross who have participated in this situation and sam ute the military cooperation that we have received from the french and the
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americans. it is important that we can share information information with our neighboring countries and share military means to fight against the scourge. >> reporter: the dhaelg for him now will be to come up with a long-term plan to tack emthose armed groups a bill to be increased the screening requirements for syrian and iranian refugees who want to enter the country. 289 votes, 47 democrats also voted for bill despite the president's opposition. the measure will likely face a stiffer fight in the senate. the department of homeland security began targeting raids targeting illegal migrants this month. it has led advocates to step up their fight for immigration reform. >> reporter: at a quickly organized meeting immigrants turned up to learn their rights.
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fear was spreading along with word that federal officials had been conducting deportation raids across the country, forcing advocates for the refugees to act >> the organization has been nonstop. 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 and 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 wave of people who crossed the south-west border into the united states illegally in 2014 and 15. many after fleeing violence in central america >> we are seeking to deport
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felons, not break apart families. >> reporter: the administration says it's rounding up people who have already been proceed semsd by immigration court and found ineligible to stay. the president took action to shield people from deportation. >> reporter: the obama administration has faced criticism on being too easy on immigration. now he is getting it from the democratic as well. the city will no longer coordinate with federal enforcement immigration officials it is said. the mayor says the raids are counterproductive because they make the undocumented afraid to report crimes. >> we are not safe in any city where people are fearful of the police >> reporter: immigration advocates are lobbying members of congress and the presidential candidates who have also
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criticized the raids >> i think the democratic party has absolutely lost faith from the latino community where they are going off women and children and saying they are 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 president obama signed an emergency declaration today over the water crisis in police incident report, michigan. fed aral aid will be provided for people to get safe drinking water. residents complained about health issues two years ago. a year and a half later the governor acknowledged that the water was infected with led. a rally was held.
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obama was called to see the crisis himself when he visits detroit later this week. people are calling for the resignation of the governor. it was seven months ago when a gunman killed nine black church goers. still ahead the citizens send a message to the candidates. first, joy in l.a. over the return of professional football. tonight we take a deeper look at who really pays for what is supposed to be privately financed projects. david williams will join me and robert boland. we will talk to them next.
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this week the st louis rams announced they would move to l.a. and a brand new stadium. we take a look at the economic ties between professional teams and the cities they play. l.a. hasn't had a football team for nearly two decades. it may not just get the rams, the chargers and raiders may also join them. it will cost an estimated 2.7 billion dollars. officially tack pairs are not going to be on the hook for that money, but as john henry smith explains deals like this often are not what they seem >> reporter: celebration in l.a.
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earlier this week following the announcement that the rams are heading back to the city of angels, decades after the team left for missouri. >> the greatest plan perceived in sports. >> reporter: the rams are getting a new 1.86 billion dollar stadium in inglwood. it will be built with privately financed money. that may be true on the surface, but digging deeper reveals costs that fallback on the taxpayers. the rams owners are going to get tax breaks that could reach 100 million dollars, including millions in reimbursements for road work and other building promgts vouping the stadium. taxpayer money used to finance these projects is coming under increased skrut niece. cities are paying for 57% of the construction costs. that's six billion taxpayer
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dollars to build football stayed yums since 1995. in the ram as haves-- rams case, they tried to keep the team. the commissioner and rams owner said the proposal for the stadium wasn't good enough >> i understand the emotional side. i have a responsibility to take care of the organization and a responsibility to my 31 other partners to have a first-class facility. >> reporter: the vikings new the stadium, the total cost to be 1.1 billion dollars with state and local taxpayers shouldering more than half of that. this new stadium will bring a needed economic boost to the city, but analysts come to a different conclusion >> you find the benefits do not
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outweigh the costs. >> reporter: when it comes to building a new stadium, that cost versus benefits dates back to 1999. back then govern ventu remarks had a meeting. he told mccomes if he wanted a new stadium, he could raise ticket prizes >> my wife doesn't give a rat's arse about viking football. there are a lot of other people that care less about it. are you telling me you can't charge your fans but go to these people and reach their wallet and make them pay? wall elt >> reporte joining us now to take a deeper look is david williams, the president of taxpayers
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alliance and a sports attorney. thank you for being with us tonight >> thank you thank you for having me david, the big question, is this a waste of make-up for taxpayers to fund these large stayed yums? -- stadiums? >> absolutely. we looked at all the stadiums since 1995 that received taxpayer subsidies. it didn't help the economy in those areas. it didn't help the poverty rate. that's what politicians say. they say we have to do this because it's going to create jobs, it's going to create economic benefits but really at the end of the day it doesn't. there in lies the problems that these areas are getting poorer because taxpayers are having to foot the bill. 88% of the stadium, 600 million
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dollars was used to build the stadium. a lot of people don't go to games, yet they have to fund the stadium. it is not a critical government need. funding transportation, roads, public safety, those are critical assets that need to be funded do you agree with that? a lot of research shows that taxpayers are at risk >> there are a number of bad events in terms of stadiums not really advancing the public interest. on the other hand david brought up a stadium which has turned into one of the most tourism hubs hosting final 4s and other activities, even a super bowl.
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it really has created a revitalization of down town, almost exclusively publicly funded facilities. i think it is a mixed bag. i think one thing we have to look at is where a stadium can serve as a springboard or a magnet for other development in the private sector that will earn more tax dollars into the city and create jobs. stadiums are very neutral in that in the best case scenario. they're quite expensive, but they are hubes around which people can build. when they're right sided and when the conditions are right can be done very well. we have every reason to be optimistic about l.a. in that same light inment ingle woopd project. i think it is one area where we have benefit and where would don't a lot of studies have said time and time again that these
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stadiums are not all they claim to be, that the economic impact studies showing all this extra money coming into these cities are exaggerated. a study reveals estimates of the income that will be spent in the region are often over stated. the weight of economic evidence shows that taxpayers spend a lot of money and ultimately don't get much back because the overall impression they give is that there are a lot of hidden costs there, that the taxpayers must have to keep these stadiums for years >> i don't dispute that there are a litany of bad study examples and as a person working in this space, the studies usually divide into proponent studies which are inflated and then opponent studies which are understated in the same way. the truth lies somewhere in the
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middle. if a city can get a benefit with the right kind of development and event, it serves as a springboard or catalyst for other benefits into the city. it's all a question of the deal not absolutely being opposed or absolutely being in favor it is worth pointing out a lot of these deals are approved by voters, taxpayers. they support it because it boosts property taxes in the area. is there not something to krific pride-- civic pride, which puts your city in the big leagues? >> that is the problem. people feel they're going to get this shiny object in their backyard, they don't realise the cost
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they are approving these projects. >> i think they get really caught up with the stadium and put the cost aside until the city has gone through difficulties and then say how can we fund this and it is said that they voted for it. poverty has gone up in the area and houses have gone down since 1995. so you can't say it is a booming area. they used about 75 million dollars worth the taxpayer dollars. >> the stadium has been one of the greatest benefits. what we can't assess, i am completely in the middle on the
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right deal but you can't say that the world is flat looking at this and saying the city suffered in 2008 through one of the great economic downturns, businesses were lost, how much did that stadium complex and that entertainment and convention center help stabilize rather than have the city defleet. >> it didn't-- deplete. >> it has gotten worse over the world hold on. one at a time. >> it has gotten worse. how many cities have got worse in that same period of time. you're saying it's the stadium. it's the stadium that is-- >> no. i'm saying-- hold on. the stadiums don't just host sporting events. they bring development to the area and other events which
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bring tourist >> absolutely >> it doesn't. you have the same people that are coming down town, they will go to a restaurant or the theater or to a sporting event. they're spending their money down town. it's at different venues. it is not bringing people in. baltimore is a great example. they have the highest number of people at about 30%. 30% of the crowd comes in. they have estimated that about three million dollars a years is a benefit to baltimore. that is an extreme example of where a lot of people come from out of town. look at saint louis, they will have to pay 12 million dollars a year until 2022 to pay off municipal bonds. this will be a drag on their economy long after they've left. it is not helping the economies
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of these areas. it is something-- how do you respond to that? what exactly is st louis losing? >> i don't think they're losing the rams is losing anything that was anything they could hold on to. what they are losing, though, a draw to the city for an nca final fours, events that bring almost exclusively visitors. local sports franchises and their gains are local endeavours. some of that economy is substitution and money spent that would have been spent in the restaurants or the entertainment complexes more movie theatres is now not being spent. the world is not flat and money comes in. the idea that it has lost a football team for the second time is a psychic blow, it is a challenge for the city to match.
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the good part about st louis is they are one of the great baseball cities in the world. it remains an anchor for the summer months. not all stadiums are bad or good, but painting them with a broad brush as a drag or a deleterious effect on the economy is overstating it. >> i never said it was a drag on the economy. all i said was that taxpayers shouldn't be paying for it. look at metlife stadium. it was all private financing. i'm not saying that these things create a black hole i want to get to another poi point. nfl is a nontax >> it changed the status this
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year. >> it is a huge organization worth boil bill i don't knows of dollars-- worth billions of dollars. these are serving the owners. these billionaire owners. that's why we're saying build the stadiums where you want to build them. don't use public funds. use private money. it's a simple statement for us it doesn't seem to be unreasonable. just use private money. do you think n.f.l. could afford that? >> there owners who could do th this. two of the most successful stadiums in the country are the att park in san francisco and new england. if some money comes in for infrastructure. the other things that owners do now for a lot of business sectors, they do a situation where because they can borrow
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the city will borrow and do the bond finance and the team will pay the debt back. there is an imbalance out there. i agree that there are situations where mayors and governors and elected officials are pulled over the barrel because the bargaining power isn't even and the teams have more knowledge and more capability, but i do agree good deals that look for the good of the economy can be very, very helpful a very spirited discussion and debate. thank you both for joining us. >> thank you. >> thank you in 16 days iowa voters get their first vote as to who will be the next president of the u.s. that story next. also seven months after gunmen killed nine church goers, the city become the epicenter for
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turning now to the race for the white house. we're just 16 days away from the start of the iowa caucuses. the country first female secretary of state is there spending two days stumping for hillary clinton. the secretary tweeted this photo with some young clinton supporters in iowa. when asked how donald trump's rising popularity affects abroad, she is quoted as saying: >> look it's a dangerous world out there. but if you want to know who can rebuild the economy, deem with the social issues, stop the president's process from being repealed appeared keeping the country state, this is not a
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hard question the campaign says it hopes namesly clinton and others can help hillary clinton win a tight race. meanwhile florida senator marco rubio is criticizing the obama administration prisoner swap with iran. speaking to a crowd of 300, he says he believes governments like iran take americans hostage so they can get concessions from the government under obama. he said he will schedule the obama deal on the first day of his presidency. chris christie also jumped on that bandwagon >> they were taken illegally. this is the problem with this president. he gets no respect around the world. no respect. if we had a president who was respected around the world, we wouldn't have these folks taken in the first place >> reporter: christie go on to
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say release prisoners back into the terror business. donald trump was booed today at a tea party event. he was engineered by ted cruz supporters after accusing the senator of being corrupt. one donald trump supporter said she liked the speech but wishes he would have left that off. the host of other g.o.p. candidates, including ben carson and far r c.a.r. r carly fiorina spoke at that event. a mass shooting at a black church shocked the nation and raised questions about race, guns and mental health. our correspondent returned to the church where he found people there have a message for the candidates. >> reporter: it was just seven months ago >> shortly after i left, this
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intruder, this terrorist entered a sacred space where bible study was being taught >> reporter: nine african-americans murdered in their church >> the cross is another item >> reporter: tributes came in from all over the country, the world, after a young white man with easy access to a gun walked into this historic church, salt for a while and opened-- sat for a while and opened fire. the pastor wants the candidates should learn. your voice carries a lot of weight. you have two huge national events taking place in your city, democratic, republican 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 cannot avoid not
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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 they're not important. poor people don't vote. in your life how many poor people do you come across? >> on a daily basis. you can drive through here and the area. it now has something called a tent city, folk who are living under bridges. some folk don't see the poor because they don't want to see the poor >> reporter: people here in south carolina are being forced to see a lot this year as politicians make bold moves to change the status quo. like moving the fed rate flag from the state house. >> poor people vote too >> reporter: many low income people are being pushed out of
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the cities because of development. >> reporter: you grew up here right? >> yes. this is a lifetime home for me >> reporter: this man is a newspaper reporter who has spent much of his career writing about the lives of south carolina's issues. just four miles from the site of the republican debate, this has one of the highest per capita crimes. >> we're seeing a murder, at least one a month, sometimes two/three a month >> reporter: people here have low incomes. it is said because of president obama's victory, african-americans may be more likely to vote during this election. >> so when i ask what do i want to see from my presidential
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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 and i'm a professional. i don't have health care. i can't afford it. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of potential south carolina voters are like him. that has drawn the attention of candidates. although this is a republican dominated state, it is will be the first president primary where a significant number of voters are expected to be blac . still ahead tonight they don't wear western style hats or have thick texas accents, a look at this culture ahead.
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a in argentina a class of cow boys are part of a centuries old tradition. a sport where some way man and horse become one. >> reporter: this is happening in the province here. this is this man's first time as a rider. he is 18 years old and works as a mason. if he can stay on a horse for eight seconds, he will have a chance of winning a prize.
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>> translation: i started when i was very young and we do it not only because of tradition but because we can win prizes that helps us financially. >> reporter: these are all around the country. they are the cattle hearders that roamed the area 200 years ago. in fact, most of those who participate in these events have second jobs in the country's farming industry. people compare this event to a world cup which say that every rider in the country dreams about being here. the horses are also chosen purposesfully. we've been told they have to have a special spirit and they will never be at the timed. horses are crucial in events like this one. animals rights groups worry about the treatment of the horses, but this man says they're wrong. >> translation: a horse is ridden for about eight seconds in an event like this one.
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they're used for two minutes a month. they have to be strong and beautiful for events like this one. >> reporter: they have gone from being a traditional event to a local sport. they want it to be recognised as one of the argentina's national sports >> translation: we are pushing for a law that makes this an official sport. it is becoming more and more professional. riders train and go to the gym and prepare all year for the big event. >> translation: a dangerous sport that injuries dozens of riders a year. he says he is not afraid. he is 28 years old and has been doing it for over a decade >> translation: i've seen my family cry for me many times. i love this. >> reporter: passion for horses, respect for the tradition and the extra financial incentive. a powerful mix that makes this
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an essential event of argentina's countryside that does it for us at this hour. thank you so much for joining us. i will be back with another hour of news at 11 p.m. eastern and 8 pacific. america tonight is next. >> these are babies in prison. >> he stood in that bathroom and nobody went to help him. >> how many people have to get raped before somebody says "whoa, we got a problem"? >> "faultlines". >> what do we want? >> al jazeera america's hard-hitting... >> today the will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> emmy award-winning, investigative series. >> we have to get out of here.
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thanks for joining us, i'm joie chen. it's a welcome announcement. the world health organisation announced that west africa is officially ebola free. there may be a false sense of security attacheto


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