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this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm tony harris. water emergency, more members of the national guard arrive in flint michigan. the american prisoners released from iran are finally with their families tonight. the donald trump debate, british parliament votes whether
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he should be banned from entering the country. and another victory for a spacex rocket. flint, michigan's water worries remain at full flow this evening. more national guardsmen are being deploy today the city, but the white house and the governor have now declared an emergency in flint. but the reverend jesse jackson declares it a crime scene. dang bacteria turned up in water sample, and then tests showed elevated lead levels in the blood of flint's children. andy roesgen is live in flint tonight. are the declarations having any
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effect yet? >> reporter: yes, in terms of getting more water and water filters to the city. the red cross doled out 26,000 cases of water last week alone in flint. normally this center would be closed on this martin luther king holiday. but today it's all hands on deck. the red cross is going block by block, knocking on doors, seeing who needs bottled water. >> thank you again. >> reporter: and the mood here is as bitterly cold as the weather. >> i'm not sure what to make of it. and i'm pretty sure i can't say on tv what i really think of it. but we're afraid. we don't know what damage has been done to us. >> reporter: the governor apologized again today for the c crisis, but the government also took aim at some of the
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presidential candidates. he pointed out the remarks hillary clinton made on sunday. >> and i said it was outrageous that the governor hadn't acted and within two hours he had. >> reporter: regardless. residents are looking for answers. >> we don't know what to do. we're still here. we're still hurting, and we still need a lot more help. >> reporter: and as people scrambled to get cases of water from the national guard. >> it keeps us itching. >> reporter: the national guard set up in fire stations around the city can't even keep track of the number of cases of water it has doled out. >> i was very surprised at the amount of bottled water on the ground, the amount of filters, how fast they are getting here and how fast they are going out.
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>> reporter: this man jointed the volunteers on monday. >> people can't even leave their homes. and some of them just don't know where to go. some don't even watch the news. >> reporter: and the residents are wondering how long this crisis will go on. >> it's terrible. we live in america. >> reporter: one of the big goals to at least get every resident in a city of a hundred thousand dollars, at least one good water filter, so at least one spigot will be doling out safe water. >> why did fema deny governor sneijder's request? >> reporter: they say because it is not a natural disaster. that what those declarations usually entail. but the governor can appeal that. the president has given them
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this declaration of emergency, doles out about $5 million to the city. >> someone just told me it is a $95 million difference in money between the declarations there. okay. andy roesgen thank you. at the bottom of the hour, i will speak with a state representative about what can be done to help the people of flint. iron and the iaea today pledged to comply with the nuclear deal. the meeting comes two days after the deal was implemented, and sanctions were lifted by the u.s., e.u., and the u.n. five americans were also freed in a prisoner swap. lisa stark with the latest. >> reporter: jason's wife said it all, free after 544 days in an iranian prison. the "washington post"
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journalist, his wife, mother, and brother together at the u.s. military medical facility in germany. doctors are evaluating his health, and those of two other freed americans, former marine held for four years, seen here in germany with his family and congressman. and this man, who's wife touted his release on twitter. they were let go after more than a year of secret negotiations. he told the "washington post" he was feeling good physically. his brother ali has been a tireless advocate for his release. >> he was held nearly in solitary confinement, he had one person in the room with him. so it's going to be a proesz is not just to get back to spending time with people. a fourth american opted to stay in iran, and a fifth was released separately on saturday. >> he is looking forward to
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coming home and having some serious hamburgers, and things like to. >> reporter: the head of the international atomic energy agency met with the president, and benjamin netenyahu who has been sharply critical of the deal said his government will keep a close watch on iran's compliance. the u.s. too is keeping close watch, even as the obama administration lifted sanctions relating to the nuclear deal, it imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals involved with iran's ballistic missile program. they iranians blasted mr. ba mr. bamr. bau mr. baum -- obama for violating sanctions against iran. >> you look at how bad this deal
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is and how one-sided it is. >> reporter: the families of those released say they are happy to have their family members free. lisa stark, al jazeera, washington. okay. for more, let's bring in an iranian political scientist and adjunct professor at montclair state university in new jersey. good to see you. >> thank you. >>ian 20th, 2009, this is president obama's inauguration speech. in it he said to those we should have produced this on screen, to those who cling to power on corruption and decrete and the silencing of decent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to
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unclench your fist, widely underto be a reference to the iranians and other states as well. has the president, in light of what has been happening in let's say the last 18 months, has the president of iran reached his hand back to president obama's? >> yeah, i think what president obama said was in 2009 when president [ inaudible ] was in power, and then we had the post election uprising and protests to the election results, so for four years almost this project of [ inaudible ] between iran and the united states was quite silent, but with the election of president rouhani who is a reformist president, the situation changed dramatically. >> yeah. >> and the first priority of his administration was to resolve the iranian nuclear standoff. >> yeah.
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yeah. >> and he was very successful in doing this, and at the same time we had president obama who extended his hand. >> yeah. >> so it was pretty mutual. >> yeah, you notice i didn't mention the previous president in extending a hand, because that was not happening clearly. break down what the relief of the sanctions means for the people of iran. >> the iranian people have been suffering a lot under the international sanctions, particularly since 2011 -- or '12 when the relationships between iran and the outside world was totally cut off. so the lifting of the sanctions would mean for the iranians to go back to the ordinary daily life. perhaps they can experience some form of economic, you know, improvement in their daily lives, and because right now we
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have very, very high unemployment rate in iran, particularly among the young people, and the young educated population. so the lifting of sanctions mean they could go back -- >> you are a professor and you are -- if i gave you a job elevation and i said to you, look, you have got control of the finances here, there's 50 billion or so dollars coming into the country now, what would be your idea in terms of what should be strategic investments moving forward for the country? >> you know, right now i think $50 billion is not a huge amount of money -- >> no, for a country. >> yeah, because of the falling oil prices -- >> yeah. >> -- who years ago iran had sold more than $120 billion in a year of oil, but right now, they
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might sell up to $30 billion. means they have are one quarter of what they had two years ago. so the situation is pretty dire for the rouhani administration. but i think the best thing for them to do is to invest this in the gas and oil sector, because most of the jobs can be created in this sector, and also in some industrial projects because of the budget deficit the government has been forced to cut off the budget for a lot of infrastructure projects. >> and education, infrastructure, and those sorts of things, and not so much initially will be available to make investments in those areas, but you say get the infrastructure in oil back up and going. >> absolutely. they need this investment to catch up with the other
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oil-producing countries in the region. >> iranian political scientist, thanks for making the trip over. >> thank you. >> good to see you again. we are learning more about what happened to the ten u.s. sailors who were detained last week. they were held at gunpoint and even exchanged verbal jabs with the iranians. now the report also found that similar cards from two satellite phones are missing. the report is preliminary, officials are still working on a more complete investigation. in iraq a security operation is underway to find three missing american contractors. the kidnapping was carried out in brood daylight -- 100 yards
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from a police station. the ground rules have been established but one week before scheduled talks to try to end the war in syria, there are new doubts over whether they will actually go ahead. james bayes has more from the united nations in new york. >> reporter: the u.n. envoy who is supposed to immediate talks between the syrian government and opposition in a week's time. but it's touch and go whether they will now go ahead, according to the french foreign minister. >> obviously we hope that the negotiations will take place; that there are some questions which have to be dealt with. >> reporter: the u.n. in new york, ambassadors arrived to hear a briefing from the envoy by video conference from his office in geneva. >> it's important the talks do go ahead this month. what we'll hear now is what
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progress he has made on this. >> reporter: doesn't look like the talks on the 25th are going to take place? >> i hope so. they must after all of the work that has been done. >> reporter: president vladimir putin was meeting the amir of qatar, and they believe the opposition leaders should have more secular representation from kurdish groups. even those on the list have not yet committed to attending geneva. they claim the syrian go was deliberately obstructive and derailed the previous talks. they want to guarantee if that happens again, the u.s. and
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itself allies have a plan b. it is thought they will begin with proximity talks. the two sides will be kept in different rooms with the envoy shuffling between them. i am told he has said anybody that takes part in the delegation will not be allow to be part of the transitional government that the talks are support to take place, so there are rules in place, but for talks that for now look far from certain. a rocket from syria landed near a school in southeastern turkey. one was killed three others were injured. they say it came from an isil strong hold in neighboring syria. >> reporter: in the middle of a schoolyard. the blast right here, and the shrapnel all around spread
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through the schoolyard and all over the school itself. a woman staff member was amongst in, and she died. also a female student was seriously injured and in critical condition in hospital, and another woman it is believed also injured in hospital. now the military is saying that they are pretty convinced that there was three rockets fired from isil positions in syria. that's just under 20 kilometers away. this one struck and two others landed on soft ground in fields not far away. there is concern over whether or not isil is going to start repeating attacks like this. there has been a run-up to it in the sense that the turkish military had been attacking isil positions ever since that bombing in istanbul in the old
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city when all of those german tourists died. since then there have been reta retaller to strikes both in the syrian border and also the iraqi border with the prime minister saying that up to 250 isil operatives have been killed. so right now much concern about what is going to happen. a real feeling of fear here for people not knowing whether it is safe for their children to even go to school. >> andrew simmons reporting from turkey. -- burr kimo fas sew marked oovms a memorial today. an al-qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility for the attack. another suspect for the paris attacks is now in custody. morocco's interior ministry says the 26 year old was arrested
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friday near kcasa blanca. it is unclear what role he may have played in the bombings. up next on the program, the cost of cheap oil how the plunge in the price is costing thousands of american jobs. and el niño slimming the west. what is next for a pacific winter on the coast? the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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♪ i have got to tell you the price of crude oil drops to its lowest level in more than a decade this morning. the day ended with oil at $28.55 a barrel, and experts say it could drop further now that economic sanctions have been lifted in iran. the global collapse of oil prices certainly good news for prices at the pump, but it comes at a cost. more than 250,000 jobs have been lost around the world. tom akerman reports from texas where the boom times are now bust. >> reporter: pleasantton likes to call it's a the birthplace of
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the cowboy. but it's not horses it's oil. >> it gives our county a chance to advance a lot of programs. >> reporter: the prairie landscape is dotted with new oil wells, thanks to dramatic advances in hydraulic fracturing. that development has made the u.s. the world's biggest producer of crude. but it has proven too much of a good thing. because the more america and other countries add to the surplus, the less each barrel is worth. >> reporter: it probably would be good for all of the producers to ratchet back a little bit, but individually, and that's the callous -- calculous each country is making. >> reporter: as a result some
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producers are being driven into bankruptcy, and texas has begun to brace for the down side of a traditional cycle oil boom to bust. job growth in texas is now forecast to be one third of what it was a couple of years ago. but if oil prices continue to stay where they are for much longer, they expect a loss of jobs. >> reporter: this man says he is too discouraged to pay attention anymore to the price of crude. >> it's not so much maybe the money it's the uncertainty of the fact you don't know what you have -- say-to-day. any day it can get worse. >> reporter: some find hope of new markets since the u.s. dropped its 40-year ban of
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exports. but no one here is looking for the day that crude once again sells for $100 a barrel. tom akerman, al jazeera. coast guard teams off of the coast of hawaii say they found life rafts, but still no sign of the missing marines. they disappeared on thursday when two hospitals crashed. rescuers say it is still possible to find the crew alive. parts of the south are dealing with severe weather. tornados ripped through florida through the weekend. two people were killed and thousands were left without power. kevin is this still el niño we're talking about. >> this is el niño. florida will see tornados, but not january, it's very unusual.
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we put this into motion. notice these clouds and storms right here. about 3:15 in the morning wh s when they saw a tornado passing through. but that was not the only one they saw across that region. we saw even more over here. in that line of tomorrows produced winds over 60 miles an hour. all dealing with our very, very strong el nino in play right now. i want to explain what is the el niño, just so we have a little bit of a lesson in this. what we have normally is we have very warm water out here, but out here towards parts of south america, it is normally cooler, and that makes a neutral year. as we go to an el niño year
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things start to switch around, the winds start to move towards the east, the waters get very warm, and it starts to change things not just in the united states, but all over the world, for example, here in the wintertime we get extremely wet across much of the south. we have seen a lot of rain and snow out here towards the west. this could last all the way through march. amplify any of the snow or rain that they would normally get, and cause a bump in the drought situation here. other parts offel -- el nino across the north. down here towards the south in terms of temperatures, we're talking much schooler than average for this time of year. so we're definitely seeing the effects here. and i could go on and on about all of the other things that are happening around the world because of el nino.
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>> well, that is the phenomenon. it is for sure. kevin thank you. up next, banning donald trump. british lawmakers debate whether to keep the republican front-runner from entering the u.k., and the perception of the black lives matter movement compared to the civil rights movement of the 60s.
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>> our american story is written everyday. it's not always pretty, but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight. ♪ the federal government has joined michigan in declaring a state of emergency over the flint water system.
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the national guard troops were deployed to the city today helping to distribute bottled water, filters and supplies to residents. the water troubles date back to 2014, when they left the detroit water system and began drawing its supply from the flint river. since then dangerous contaminates have turned up in the water. a representative of flint, michigan joins us tonight. good to have you on the program. flint, we understand is a -- >> thank you for having me, tony. >> pleasure. pleasure. we understand flint to be a predominantly black city of nearly 100,000 people. we had a story on earlier today, and there were white people featured in that piece. so you have what sounds to be a mostly economically challenged community, and some are calling this, essentially environmental
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discrimination, and some are going so far as to call it environmental racism. what do you call it? >> i call it a travesty of justice. we're all american citizens whether we're impoverished or a community of colors, but this government in the state of michigan with this egregious law has dismantled black cities all throughout the state of michigan to a tragic nature. there's nowhere in america that has such egregious law as this emergency management law where you have one assigned representative to come to a community and jeopardizes the health and welfare of the citizens. >> you said a lot there, you said that governor sneijder has deconstructed black minority cities, and then there was a reference to emergency merger.
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explain your critique of the governor. >> his -- his response to this has been very slow and anemic to the needs of communities, especially residents in the state of michigan as they have suffered through this tragedy that he has caused through his emergency management action, assigning an emergency manager to help communities, but they have actually hurt michigan cities. >> reporter: businesses i understand including general motors just flat out stopped using water from the flint river because it was rusting their parts and machines, and yet that same water system was deemed good enough for the people of flint. can you explain to me in clear and unequivocal terms, why it was done? why did the switch happen? >> well, the switch happened -- the emergency management can only answer that
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question. it was a unilateral decision by that emergency management. we had major failures in our departments. they told residents of this community that water was safe to drink and consume, and now we find out people, especially young people will have reversible brain damage. this governor failed the citizens of flint. he did this through a failure of this exercise -- >> i have read that the switch was made from the detroit water system to the flint river to save money. >> and it very well could have been, but absence of any support from the local government or any consultation from the local unity government or many in those departments that could have helped us make sure we had a safe affordable water source, the choice could have been made
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by dollars. there are currently investigations going forth, and i hope the governor didn't save a couple of pennies and sacrifice many lives. >> we're understanding that people need filters. they need water. they need more than what they are being allocated right now. the president signed the emergency declaration order, giving flint in the order of $5 million in the handling of the crisis. are you satisfied with the federal government's response? >> i'm very happy and delighted that the president signed that declaration, but we need more help here. and i can't thank enough all of the superstars that shined the light on this tragedy. nay have been wonderful. but the anemic response from the governor. he should be providing all resources to help fix this
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tragedy, instead of having the philanthropic community take care of it. general motors knew that the water product was dissolving their manufacturing ability, but at the same time we had members of the deq, and they get about $500 million a year to protect us. they failed us and at the cost of children and the trajectory of their lives being changed forever. you cannot imagine a parent giving a child a glass of water and that water makes that child less smarter than he was before. and the governor has to own this. he has to say more than he is sorry. no one wants to drink the water whether you give them a filter or not. people are used bottled water to do everything, cooking, bathing, and that's not a -- a resolve to this issue.
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they broke it, they need to buy it. and they need to fix it. >> sheldon represents most of the city of flint, and joins us tonight. thank for your time. let's look at these live pictures right now. my goodness, from the bay area. i believe this is the bay bridge, right? we're talking about the west-bound lanes of the bay bridge. as you can see shut down. so that would be the west-bound lanes heading into san francisco. the activists as you can see here, have chained themselves to cars across that bridge. how long has this situation been going on? at least 20 minutes, i'm being told now. the groups involved here, black seed, and the black queer liberation collective. so these two groups have come together, and what they are claiming is -- they are taking this action to call attention to racial injustice.
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and in spirit of martin luther king, jr. at least 20 have been arrest sod far. let's take a look at the live picture, or even the taped picture. there you go. that's the backup being caused right now by that demonstration on the west-bound lanes of the bay bridge. in that is a real mess. fbi director james comey spoke about law enforcement and race today during a speech. >> if dr. king were us today, i think he would be a tremendous help in having this conversation going on now in this country between law enforcement and the communities we serve, especially communities of color. they are never together, but i feel them arcing apart in american life. >> reporter: he told the crowd
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his sends all new fbi agents to the mlk memorial. the death of a young black man gave rise to the black lives matter movement today. and they are deeply rooted in the sil rights era that brought king to fame. >> reporter: in 2015, black lives matter protests resulted around the country, including in charleston, south carolina. for many americans the movement on its surface looks far different from anything this country has seen before. >> what we don't really want to sit at the table. >> reporter: he is a leader of black lives matter in charleston. >> we don't want to emphasize our voice within the structure. we want to develop our power in such a way that we can pull out of the structure have the opportunity and ability to create our own structure, and then if we want to talk power to
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power, let's talk power to power. >> reporter: for many, integration was only a partial success. it got african americans a seat at the table but not in the room. and it's the movement angered towards policing that leads some to view it as violent. in a september poll, 59% of white americans called black lives matter a destruction, with 41% saying the movement advocates violence. cleveland sellers a veteran of the student non-violent coordinating committee doesn't think it's the same as the civil rights movement. >> the perception of the civil rights movement is different from the realities. >> reporter: a poll taken in 1963 showed that most americans opposed the march on washington,
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fearing it was a call to uprising. and similar to black lives matter, a breaking point was the death of a young black man. >> you have to understand with emmett till, our whole plans of operation what we did after that, was to point out that black lives mattered. >> reporter: he says the criticisms over message and disorganization that black lives matter faces are exactly the same as when the civil rights movement was dealing with its own growing pains. >> it's always that you don't know what you are doing. we have got that until the end of the organization. we didn't know what we were doing. we didn't know anything. >> reporter: but they knew something had to be done, and that is something that they share with today's activists. >> as long as there's people willing to answer the call to justice, we're all good. i believe in people, though, man. >> reporter: michael shure, al jazeera, charl son, south
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carolina. the university of south carolina has reached a settlement over a young man that was shot and killed in july. they have agreed to pay the family $4.8 million. and provide education for his 12 children. british lawmakers debated today whether donald trump should be banned from entering the u.k. more than half a million people signed a petition. they say the republican presidential candidate is not welcome. >> reporter: tony many british mp's said they shouldn't ban donald trump that he thrives on publicity and scandal, and they should ignore him. but they were forced to hold the debate because of the sheer size of the petition. they couldn't agree on whether to ban donald trump from the united kingdom.
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but seemed united in condemning his rhetoric. >> i have heard a number of cases where people have been [ inaudible ] for incitement and hate red, i have never heard of one for stupidity. >> reporter: several muslim mp's said he should be banned because he is an extremist. the u.k. has banned over 80 individuals for inciting violence. >> this is a man who is extremely high profile involved in the american show business industry for years and years, a man who is interviewing for the most important job in the world. his words are not comical, or funny. his words are poisonous. >> reporter: the petition was signed by the larger number ever. angered partially by suggestions
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that there are no-go zones in the u.k. >> i would be delighted where he could show us where the go -- no-go areas. and there are more people killed by shotguns every day in america than in a year in the u.k. this woman's ager reached a boiling point over his comments concerning immigrants in america. >> even if i lose or win, people are thinking about the implications of this man's word. >> reporter: one british mp joked that they couldn't ban donald trump but they should just proceed with the old
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british tradition of ridicule, and there was certainly a lot of that today against donald trump here in london. a day after a volunteer in a clinical drug trial died, doctors in france say five patients under close watch are improving. more than 90 healthy volunteers took part in the experimental drug test. it was a drug to ease pain and anxiety, and had been previously tested in animals and was in phase i trials. and still ahead, life in jail in iran. >> if you can imagine yourself enclosed in these four walls. >> our own roxana saberi on her time in an iranian prison.
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three iranian americans freed in this prisoner swap with the u.s. have arrived at the regional medical center in germany. the tehran bureau chief for the "washington post," a former u.s. marine, and a pastor from idaho. they are all undergoing evaluations and treatment before going home. our own roxana saberi was held prisoner in iran for 100 days back in 2009. she was falsely accused of being a u.s. spy while working as a journalist. i asked her how she felt today seeing these images. >> i loved seeing those photos
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of those families together grinning. i know jason from years ago. and i have also been in touch of familiar list of the three men who have been in germany. they wanted to know what it has been like for their loved ones. >> how long have you known jason? >> i met him back in 2003. he had been there longer than i had, and he ever since i met him, offered to help me. he was always checking in on me to see if there was anything i needed. >> and the former marine, you have been in contact with various members of his family. >> yes, they wanted to talk to my father, especially, because he advocated a lot on my behalf. they also want today know if they could send him book, which really does help with the passage of time. i spoke to the family on saturday.
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they said they were surprised. they hadn't expected it to come, at least not on that day, but of course, very happy, and they were wondering what to do to help them. >> put me in the place of these former hostages now. what was it like to be in prison? what was the worst part? >> for me it was solitary confinement, and i heard that jason was in solitary for 48 or 49 days, and i imagine for all of the prisoners that part is the most difficult, because you don't have anything to read usually, nothing to writed, cut off from the outside world. you don't know what is happening on the outside. if you can imagine yourself enclosed in these four walls. you don't even know what is happening in the hallway. the phone booth is ten feet away, but they won't let you make a call. >> how did you keep it together? >> well, i didn't always keep it together. i prayed more than i ever had
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before. i exercised. i thought about my family and loved ones. i understand what was valuable to me, my health, loved ones, and freedom, and it was my hope that kept me going. >> i read your book, and you also talk about practicing music, because you play the piano. that was something you did, right? >> i did. >> and clearly you didn't have a keyboard in your cell. so what did you do? >> i just tapped my fingers on the walls, and tried to compos songs. >> did you believe it when you heard you were being released? >> i didn't until i was actually with my parents, and in the air, and landing in vienna. and i can completely understand when jason said yesterday, he is a hell of a lot better than he was 48 hours earlier. >> yeah. yeah. what was the most difficult part of the transition, as i think of
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these guys coming home and trying to get their lives back on track. >> the brother of jason said that jason understands a lot of people want to hear his story, but he needs time to process, and that -- i think time is really important, because it can be difficult to take in all of this information -- you have been cut off for so long, for one man four and a half years. you don't know what has happened in the past four and a half years. you just need to digest that and then i think also to find something that you are passionate about. >> or return to a passion. >> exactly. for me it was returning to journalism, for others it might be activism or returning to whatever they were doing before. >> folks are suggesting that this might be a new moment. i'm wondering what your thoughts are on that, given that there are still a number of
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journalists still in iranian prisons. >> when i was in prison in 2009 there would have been no way that there was this level of talks, and when i heard president obama say he raised this issue with president rouha rouhani, that would not have happened in 2009. i met hillary clinton and she said the state department had done a lot of work for me, but they didn't have a direct line of contact with iran, they had to work through the swiss embassy and also the japanese government, which is -- my mother is japanese. >> there are still a lot of journalists in iranian prisons, and those local journalists are important in getting information to the iranians and the world, right? >> yeah, i think we have to understand and remember there
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are at least 18 journalists in jail in iran. they don't have dual nationality. they don't have another government speaking up for them, or a big news organization, but the work they are doing is very important for iranians themselves and the whole world. >> roxana, thank you. >> thank you for having me. police in cologne, germany, have arrested the first man in the attacks on new years eve. he is accused of stealing a cell phone from a woman, who she said he then groped her. and why a spacex rocket that exploded on impact, and why the company says the mission is
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still a success. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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[ explosion ] >> that doesn't look like a good thing, right? spacex successfully launched a satellite yesterday, but did not stick the landing. you saw that first. and now there is the better part of the story. this was the company's fourth failed rocket landing, but the ceo says he is optimistic about the future of reusable rockets. >> reporter: an unmanned barge in the pacific ocean shakes as the booster stage comes in to land. it appears one of its four
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landing legs fails to deploy and the booster falls over. spacex has been testing its landing technology since april last year. the private company is eager to make its rockets reusable. spacex did manage a successful controlled landing in december. that touched down on land was a world first. the company says reusedable rockets will dramatically cut the costs of space travel and make new and ambitious missions to explore the solar system possible. the landing attempt was the second part of a mission which earlier saw the rocket carry a satellite into orbit. it will measure the height of the sea far below to within just 4 sin ta meters.
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>> reporter: there is a radar attaches to the satellite. and it measures how long it takes to go down and come back. and this sieves a simple measurement. >> reporter: the satellite is able to return data from every point of the global every ten days. the $180 million mission will give scientists greater incite into weather patterns. despite the destruction, spacex says the rocket was on target and the landing was soft. spacex hopes to get it right next time. and how about this story? millions of music fans around the world are morning the death of eagles co-founder, glen fry. ♪ take it easy >> yeah, the 67-year-old singer guitarist died after
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complications from rheumatoid arthritis. freye launched a solo career and tried his hand at acting. they got back together in 1984 and have been touring together ever since. david shuster picks things up here from. hello, everybody. i'm david shuster. just ahead in flint, michigan the crisis has deepened. and we'll bring you the inside story of the deal that freed three american prisoners in iran. and accusations that are rocking the world of tennis. there are allegations that three grand slam players got paid to fix their matches. ♪