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>> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris. a tentative agreement between the city of ferguson and the justice department. oregon it stand off. the fbi is urging the remaining occupiers though leave after the death of a member. the next front in the fight against isil, where the u.s. is considering use military action. and going organic. it's a big investment for argentina, though it's not in
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demand. after months of negotiations, the city of ferguson, missouri, has come up with a proposal for police reforms, and is asking residents for feedback. all of this fooling the shooting death of michael brown. with the justice department, when federal officials found the police department issuing a staggering number of arrest warrants against residents. and diane, why is reaching this agreement an important step for the city? >> reporter: well, tony, if it didn't reach the agreement, the city risked being sued by the department of justice, and that could have resulted in millions of dollars in fines, and that's something that ferguson can ill afford right now. this is a community that has been under fire for the last 17 months, for the way this it
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handled the michael brown shooting and the way this it handed african-americans for years, and the way that it handled protestors in the aftermath of the michael brown shooting. here are the highlights of the agreement. expanded use of body cameras. all police and jailers who come into contact with the public have to wear them. enhanced police training. the police must document the use of force, and it can only be used necessary. and improved court services, and that would include an online mechanism for paying fines. the city said that it worked long and hard to get that agreement. in a statement late this afternoon, it says as in all negotiations, neither side received everything that they requested. and both sides made concessions in order to reach an agreement. the public, as you mentioned, weighed in earlier on that. and there will be a it series of meetingsing during the month of february to see if they can
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get that agreement approved. >> so diane, if residents are onboard, is it a done deal? >> it's not a done deal just yet. after that, there will be a fairness hearing before a judge, and again, the community can weigh in on that. the judge can approve the agreement in its entirety, or just parts of it. >> and one more for you. any response from people in the community so far? >> yeah, we have been reaching out to community activists. the news came out this afternoon, and we talked to one activist who has been involved in this, and she said, this agreement needs to be signed so ferguson can put this chapter behind it. >> diane, thank you, and the armed occupation of a wildlife preserve in oregon continues tonight despite the death of its spokesman. lavoy was shot dead in a confrontation with police yesterday.
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ammon bundy and others were taken into custody. and allen has more on this. >> tony, tough to tell what's going to happen now that the acknowledged leaders of the federal take over are in custody, and facing federal charges, it's tough to say what's going to happen with the if you remaining hold outside at the wildlife refuge. a few left overnight, and others elected to say. and that part of the situation is not wrapped up. here's what we know. am not bummedy and ryan bundy and others were in federal court today. seven people in total arrested in or near burns, oregon yesterday. all of them facing felony charges for impeding federal officers. that is a felony charge, and they have been arraigned in federal court in portland.
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another man, john, who was at the refuge from the beginning gave himself up in arizona. so a total of eight have been arrested and are facing charges. we heard from the fbi about what went down yesterday and the situation as they see it. here are comments from a press conference from early this morning from the fbi. >> there are still people illegally occupying mire refuge at this point. i will say that the armed occupiers have been given ample opportunity to leave the refuge peacefully. >> of course there was one death yesterday. and it's a significant death to people who are occupying. lavoy finicker, he was shot and
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killed during an exchange of gunfire at the traffic stop where others were arrested. so lavoy finick um is the only casualty so far in this face-off between the law enforcement and the anti-government forces here in oregon. >> how is the town reacting to what happened yesterday? >> well, the people here are very freaked out by what's going on, and torn up by what they have seen in the last three weeks or so. it has been very tough on the people of burns, and you can see that and hear it in the face and the emotion of the face of the sheriff, who also spoke this morning at the same press conference. >> . >> this can't happen anymore, this can't happen in america,
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and it can't happen in hardin county. thank you. >> reporter: sheriff dave ward speaking today. and what's happening out at the wildlife register, they're being set up in the isolated site. and anybody who wants to go through the roadblocks, they have to have honest to goodness business there, and ranches in the area, and anybody coming out through the roadblocks will be asked to show i.d. and subject to search and vehicle search. so the law enforcement is tightening the permitter around the refuge. >> one more for you. those who are still occupying the refuge, if they choose to leave, is it clear whether they will be arrested if they attempt to leave? >> it's not entirely clear,
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but the people arrested yesterday were being sought on specific charges, so we don't know if some of the people who remained at the refuge are being sought by authorities on specific charges. they may be able to had leave, have their vehiclesser searched and checked and able to go, and others may be arrested. we don't know at this point exactly who is in this, and who is in there that the federal authorities might be specifically interested in. >> gotcha, and michigan governor, rick snyder, has laid out his plan for fix being the water crisis in flint. bisi onile-ere has more on what that plan entails. >> so there are a number of steps that we're taking, but this is just the beginning. >> more than 20 days after activating the national guard to aid in flint's water crisis, governor rick snyder has named a field of experts to field a long-term fix. people selected, a virginia
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professor, and a flint pediatrician who uncovered lead contamination in the city's water. >> i'm focused on a solution, and we're going to decrease this problem, and i'm commit to doing that. >> during a news conference with karen weaver, the governor set up a short-term goal to recoat service pipes that have lead. and in addition, a request to the federal government to expand medicaid healthcare to the young who may have been exposed to cam flation, and financial relief is now on the way to the thousands paying for water that they can't use. >> i have told the governor snyder that flint residents should not have to pay for water that they did not and are not using. >> reporter: the state is also facing more pressure over the crisis. the american civil liberties union and others including flint and it mays, are asking
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the court to intervene to replace all lead pipes in the city's water system. >> what happened to my family and what my children will have to go through for the rest of their lives should not have happened. the pain my kids feel should never be felt by another children or adult or senior citizen in this great state. >> do you think that race has a part to play in what's going on in flint? >> 55% african-american, and 30% white, and it's race and class. >> we spoke with civil rights activist, jesse jackson, who describes the city of flint as a disaster zone. >> what's your take on the response to this disaster? >> well, it's typical. it's a cover-up, because now, when the lights come on, the
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lights are on in every restaurant. >> the governor apologizes and puts much of the blame on the state department of environmental quality. and right now, it's unclear how long the water crisis will last. with no end in sight, the uncertainty weighs heavy on those who call flint home. bisi onile-ere, flint, michigan. >> looking into stopping the zika virus, it's believed to cause brain damage in newborn babies, and right now, there's no cure or vaccine for the illness. it's spread by mosquitoes. and the officials say that it could take years to find a solution, but the white house is trying to stay ahead of the virus. >> will i anticipate that in the days ahead, you'll see more of an effort on the part of the u.s. government to communicate with the american people about the risk of the virus and the steps that they are taking. >> the cdc has confirmed the
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virus in about a dozen americans at this point. and it has issued a travel warning to those traveling to inbefected countries. in isil, the joint chiefs of staff said that if they approve a plan, this could happen in weeks. jamie mcintyre is at the pentagon with details. >> reporter: tony, the u.s. is flying more spy planes over libya, and they have had special operations forces on the ground to gather intelligence about where isil is operating. it all appears to be a prelude to a stepped up bombing campaign, and also putting u.s. combat boots on the ground. a major oil terminal burns on libya's coast. from the isil attack, one of the recent attacks on libya's oil be infrastructure. in a video released by isil, a fighter vows more attacks on
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more libyan oilfield in coming days. it's just one sign of isil's growing strength in libya. by one estimate, the group controls a 150-mile stretch of coastline around an oil richer part of libya, halfway between benghazi and the capital, tripoli. they have kicked the u.s. military into high gear. >> we're looking at military options, a range of other option as a government. that we can engage in to try to, as the situation in libya unfolds, we want to be prepared as the department of defense always wants to be prepared in the event that isil, in libya, becomes more of a threat than it is even today. >> reporter: sources say the options including an being aircraft carrier in dc and in europe, and u.s. commando
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raids, like raids conducted in iraq and syria, and a u.s. operation in 2014 that knacked the prime suspect in the 2012 benghazi attack that left the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans dead. the u.s. was force to acknowledge that 20 of the u.s. special operations forces were in libya last month, after they posted their picture o'facebook. they left after being taken off the air force base by officials. finding local fighters in libya that the u.s. canner support, much like similar efforts in syria and iraq. >> there was a small group there to meet the groups to get a better sense of what's happening. >> reporter: the joint chiefser chairman, meeting with allies last week, said that it will probably come in weeks. it's fair to say we're looking to take desyse military action
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against isil in conjunction with the military process. he told the supporters traveling with him in paris. the idea is to build a firewall around isil to keep it isolated while libya's fledgling government is trying to start. right now, there's no government in libya, and that makes a military strategy cited by general dunford problematic at best. >> thank you, jamie. iran's president is in paris to quote foreign investors since the lifting of economic sanctions, rouhani is making it count. some french corporations are looking to cash in. >> reporter: in one of the most chic neighborhoods in paris, a shop is buying goods from far away in iran. the company productions beauty products from natural it
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ingredients and exports account for half of its business. it sees big potential for selling to iran once the sanctions are lifted. it's the second largest market in the world for cosmetics, particularly makeup. iranian women are very sophisticated. the delegation that visited iran in september. more than 100 firms took part from a wide range of industries, including ago kurt, pharmaceuticals and construction. sanctions were formally lifted earlier this month, after international monitors confirmed that teheran had complied with the terms of the deal. so after a long period of isolation, iran is once again open for business. the return of iran to the international stage was made possible by a nuclear deal announced in july.
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it limits iran's enrichment capability and imposes strict monitoring. france took a hardline during the negotiations. >> the only hostile that they needed to pacify was france. the u.s. and the obama administration wanted to bring back iran, and france was playing the backup roll and it was important for iran to mend its relationship with france. >> and important for france too, since valuable contracts are at stake. iran needs to upgrade its passenger planes. it says that it will buy more than 100 from airbus. good news for french jobs. the french may be unhappy that president rouhani chose rome, and not paris as his first stop on the european tour. signing deals of up to $18 billion. france will want to reassert itself as a strategic partner
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for iran, both politically and economically. >> secretary of state john kerry is in beijing meeting with the foreign leaders, and despite the ongoing tensions in the south china sea, they are negotiating partnerships in political issues. including the paris climate change agreement and the iran nuclear deal. still ahead on the program, charting troubled waters. why a major player is threatening to boycott peace talks, and the color fear, symbolized by the paint on the door. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> syrian opposition groups are threatening to boycott the u.n.-brokered peace talks unless they halt attacks on civilians. delegations who may or may not attend the talks. >> reporter: some opposition politicians have already arrived here in switzerland. political groups who are not on the list in saudi arabia, are staying in this hotel in the resort town of lazan. some have received inrights and others have not. he's the cochairman of one of the largest kurdish groups, a group that they say is a terrorist entity. clearly his objections have been heard by the u.n., and he has not received an invitation. >> if they really want peace
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for syria, and if they want a political solution for syria, and if they don't like maybe the same outcome, all of the syrians should be on the table. not some other forces outside. in syria, or plans for syria, >> reporter: others who have now got an invitation say that they are now considering whether to accept because their allies have been excluded. are you going to go to these talks that are supposed to start on friday. >> we hope to be present in the geneva talks with the strong and balanced dedication. as we come to the peace talks, it's very important to us and the syrian people. >> reporter: if the talks finally go ahead on friday, the controversy over invitations
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would have given them the start. but that's small compared to the talks ahead for a war that lasts five years and claimed 300,000 lives. >> many refugees in northern england are living in fear of being targeted by thugs for being asylum seekers. the color of their doors could be playing a role in the unwanted attention. >> it's a dreary, rather faded kind of red. but here in england's northeast, the shade of these doors has significance, because if the houses are promptly used to accommodate asylum seekers and refugees. driving around, the doors are immediately noticeable. >> they kneel that they're [ unintelligible ]. >> the global security firm has government contractor
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how's asylum seekers, and in the north, jomast doors are known for being prominently painted red. >> as soon as i see it on the news, i said all of these doors are red, and it's not just pointing to asylum seeker. >> this person from afghanistan has no complaints. >> . >> it's no different if you have a red door, white door, green door. >> but there of been incidents. [ unintelligible ] people setting the front doors on fire. >> reporter: called to give evidence before a parliamentary committee this week, they it insisted that the red door
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policy was invertent. >> we have taken the approach, it's very silly. >> reporter: they insist that there have been no reported incidents ever, that he's aware of, involving problems with the red doors, but campaigners in the area say that that's not the reality. they say that individual refugees are too scared to make individual complaints, and the group concerns, when raised, are not being properly passed on. suzanne fletcher has several examples, including the case of a refugee mother. >> she told me how she has girls, and she's very worried. and the person she spoke to said, no, you don't tell us about it. it's up to you to go to the police about it. and how they can sit had and say that they report the incident. [ unintelligible ]
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>> reporter: that question is now being examined by a powerful parliamentary committee. and meanwhile, they are repainting the doors in a variety of colors. >> up next, starting the homeless. several people are dead after a shooting at a well-known homeless encamp. in seattle. bailing on the gop debate.
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>> a day after a deadly confrontation with the police, the leader of the oregon occupation is reportedly telling supporters that it's over. aammon bundy's lawyers say that we need to step up. one of them was shot by the police, and seven were arrested. and today, the fbi indicated that time is running out for those still at the preserve. >> there are still people illegally occupying meyer refuge at this point. i will say that the armed occupiers have been given ample opportunity to leave the refuge peacefully. >> this is not the first time that the feds have confronted an armed book. it turned deadly in 1992, the home of randy weaver in ruby
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ridge, idaho. and then a religious group, branch davidians, died in a fire at their compound. investigators said that it was intentionally set as they moved in for the siege. the free men in montana, ended without any bloodshed. they surrendered after 81 days, and two years ago, cliveen buddy, an occupation around state's rights. chris voss is a lead hostage negotiator for the fbi, and author of an upcoming book, never splint the difference, and good to have you on the program. ammon bundy's words aside, it seems to me that the stand off was winding down yesterday. and did the incident yesterday give this group and this
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episode new life? >> well, not really, and first of all, i would like to say my condolences to the family. because he clearly orchestrated this. this has all of the earmarks of suicide by cop. and they went out and confronted the law enforcement. and they left the safe zone. it was winding down, and this was a last-ditch effort to try to give it life. and i don't believe that it will, because the locals in this community don't want these people there. they have wanted them out for some time. and they were hoping to expand this, and law enforcement took the appropriate steps from keeping it from expanding, and they did their best to preserve life. one of the organizers inside didn't want to have it, and created a violent confrontation. >> so you're saying suicide by cop. and what does your experience tell you happened yesterday some. >> well, any time someone goes
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toward law enforcement and deliberately provokes a confrontation, and they're met by deadly force, you look at their actions leading up to that. he made a number of statements prior to this that he was thinking about his own death and probably had planned it, and he was simply waiting for the opportunity to try to become infamous if you will, and become a martyr for a cause that was dying. they knew that they were losing attention, and they didn't have local support. he tried to make himself, unfortunately, a little bit more famous as a result of this outcome. >> interesting. so last year, the law center, which identified groups in the united states, and according to the fblc, that's up by 37% from the year before, 2014. and it seems to me that if you
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follow what's happening in this movement, the groups have been planning for a confrontation with law enforcement since the bundy ranch. and to ask you again slightly differently, did the fbi give the anti-government move. large life in the aftermath of mr. finnikom's death? >> this was a region with the sheriff and the state police in oregon they had protected the rest of them from alleged violent activity spreading. there will always be people unhappy with that, and therene why law enforcement took a deliberate approach with this oval, to demonstrate everything that they could possibly to get people out of there peacefully and safely. and that's always the best
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approach. there will always be people unhappy with it, and that happens to be the society that we live in in the united states today. >> in your estimation, is there still time for the refuge to clear out? and it sounds like -- this is not buttoned up for me yet -- sounds like the people there can leave if they want to and not be arrested? >> i'm not sure what they have offered them. it's time for them to come out. it's time for them to rethink for strategy. clearly as a group, they were rethinking the strategy, and sad that what they had done there had failed. and they didn't get any real support from any other elements of the movement. so it's time for them to rethink their strategy, and if they have a legitimate complaint to come at it from another direction and work at it through the system. which is what the locals were doing. they were happy to work through
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the system and make it work. >> christopher voss, a former lead hostage negotiator for the fbi. christopher, good to have you on the program. thank you. the fbi has arrested a milwaukee man they say was ready to carry out an attack. sammy was ready to kill dozens of people at a masonic temple in milwaukee. and he was arrested monday after the fbi said that he bought machine guns from undercover agents. his coworkers at a milwaukee gym said that he was let go after being too aggressive and making disparaging remarks about america. >> he lives in america. >> he said that he told the informants that he wanted his attack to be known the world over, and ignite broader clashes. at a camp in seattle known as the jungle, it may have been
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a deal gone wrong that left people dead and others seriously injured. >> the morning after the deadly shooting, homeless campers remain feet from the crime scene. the fbi is looking for suspects in a well-known homeless camp called the jungle. under interstate five from downtown seattle. it has seen a lot of violence in the past years. and at this point, there's no point to believe that anybody else is in danger. committee o'toole drained the seattle council committee wednesday morning. >> we have no evidence at this point that they were targeted because they were homeless. we believe that this is likely an incident that occurred between two people that were acquainted with each other. >> police were at the homeless encamp. on tuesday night, swat shutting
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down nearby streets, looking for the shooters. these men arrived at the jungle camp just as the police were arriving. they don't feel threatened and they plan to keep living here. >> random violence, it's not like that. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: but tuesday's shooting is the second time in six months that violence among seattle's homeless has turned deadly. last summer, a woman was beat to death under a seattle bridge. homelessness is a problem that the mayor says is a pop top priority. >> we're involved in a crisis. >> late last year, seattle,port land, los angeles and hawaii declared states of emergency because of their growing homeless populations. mike, who has a seasonal job in downtown seattle, says that he understands well. >> i go to the city, but i
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can't afford to live there. >> it's not just a seattle problem. >> no it city in america can deal with a crisis this large without our state and federal partners stepping up. >> the wife of a police officer, by the illinois grand jury, melanie's husband stabled his own death as a homicide last year to cover up his laundering of police department funds. his wife was part of the scheme, and if found guilty, he could face seven years in jail. a seattle police officer will not face charges. back in 2013, he mistook the woman's truck for that of christopher dorner, the wife of a police officer who threatened to kill another police officer. won woman was shot in the back,
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[ unintelligible ] [ audio difficulties ] sanders said that the president has an even hand in the 2016 race. republican presidential frontrunner, donald trump, is taking the boycott of thursday's fox news debate one step further. he's outlining his plans forker tomorrow night and claims that more than people will be interested in what he's doing than watching the debate. david schuster joins us now, and let's start with the republicans. 23 donald trump is at war with fox news, why is he going on bill o'reilly's show tomorrow night. >> there are essentially five news cycles in the the iowa caucuses, and by going on the cable news, trump sucks all of oxygen out for everybody else.
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and he can prove that he doesn't have a problem with fox news, but doesn't like megyn kelly. and he is on the other channel. and fox news is with everybody else. and trump can say, this race belongs to me, and i have an 8-point lead in iowa, and people have to play by my terms, and i think that he gets away with it. >> the democratic race in many ways, david, is a fight of idealism. and the idealism of bernie sanders against hilliary clinton's pragmatism, right? so which of these ideals usually wins. >> tony, when you usually have the enthusiasm and the emotion and the passion, that usually wins, where as the pragmatism, the idea that somebody may be better intellectually for you, doesn't usually draw people out to the polls, and this is something that bernie sanders is counting o. because he needs the enthusiasm and the passion to get a lot of people to the
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polls who don't usually participate in the iowa caucuses, but again, that's why bernie sanders is so cautious going into monday, and hilliary clinton, pragmatism, maybe we can't do that, and maybe we have to be more reasonable, that kind of campaign message doesn't sell very well. >> just because i can't get enough of hearing you talk about politics, we have another debate coming, but tomorrow night, what are you expecting to hear in that debate? >> i think that we're going to hear a lot of the candidates trying to pile on donald trump though he's not going to be there, and the fact, tony, this debate might have the wind sucked out of t donald trump has to channel the idea that he's unstoppable now, and it's risky to an extent to say i'm not going to be there, but think about it, tony, if you have seven or eight candidates who want their best last shot
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before iowa, trump is all about risk and reward. and the risk of not being there is perhaps nothing compared to if he does go there and make a big mistake, and he may take a couple of points by not being there, but tony, he's in control of the iowa caucuses, and he knows it, and that's why he's not going to be there on thursday night. >> good to have you here, and david schuster is part of our debate coverage tomorrow night. and you can see it here on aljazeera america. let's talk about weather, and parts of south florida cleaning up after a tornado. parts of broward county, a tornado? uprooting trees and thousands lost power and the national weather service says more thunderstorms could be on the way. kevin is here with more, and we're talking the end of january, and what the heck? >> no, but it happens. in january, we can see on average, three tornadoes a
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year, and it's an active month. we'll show you what has been going on. for this month, we have received tornadoes, so we're above average in this particular area. but you can see how active south florida has been with all of that are severe weather pushing through. the actual weather this we're talking about. you can see the red dot, that's for the tornado. i want to show you the video that has come out. the national weather service says that it's an ef-1 tornado. and we're talking about the coral creek area. just north of miami, and the pompano beach area, about a 1 mile track for this particular tornado. the threat is not over yet. we're seeing a lot of thunderstorms, and tomorrow, we'll probably see more active weather as well we want to show you where we're talking about here. it was between the turnpike and highway 95, and it's not just tornadoes.
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we weeds between 86 and 110 miles per hour. as you can tell by that video. a lot of damage in that area. we're still seeing more rain this england, and flooding is going to be a problem. tomorrow, 3-4 more inches, as well as the more potential for severe weather. especially down toward the south. and for miami, it's going to be a messy day. but look what happens to those temperatures. 80° tomorrow. and the temperatures drop to about 69° for the overnight low of 59. so people won't be on the beach. >> all right, kevin, good to see you, thank you, sir, and up next on the program, questions about doping in the nfl. the new developments about the league's investigation into one of its biggest stars, and a laundry list of offenses. the reasons that aljazeera is filing an international complaint.
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is. >> new it details tonight on the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports. both the nfl and major league baseball say that they're investigating several players. paul has more on that. >> reporter: there's a lot going on tonight. and let's start with football. the nfl said that it's looking into questions surrounding bronco's quarterback peyton manning and the human growth hormone, they're asking the anti-doping organization to help with its organization, and a high-profile trainer is speaking out, saying that he's clean. looking hard at an aljazeera
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documentary about quarterback, peyton manning and human growth hormone, when we reported that his wife may have received deliveries of it, manning denied ever using it. >> it's a freaking joke. >> reporter: the review is ongoing and comprehensive, involving multiple players, and numerous interviews, and entities, one of those is usada, the u.s. anti-doping agency, which is looking at major league baseball on its anti-doping. aljazeera, the dark side raised questions about the effectiveness of the drug tests. >> as long as me know what the procedure s. they will always be able to beat it. the only way that you'll ever get caught is by an investigation. >> one baseball player, taylor teagarten, was asked about his
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use of delta 2 second downs. >> i used it to be with you, and i took it for like two weeks, and i was also taking peptides. >> baseball laz looked into it before. and in 2025, he testified before congress. >> steroids being used by baseball players? >> yes. >> charles sly, a former intern at an indianapolis clinic, who suggested that manning's wife received deliveries of hgh. at the time he was recovering from neck and shoulder injuries. sly has tried to recant his story, and manning has called it complete garbage. >> up until this report, i have never met this guy. any medical he treatments that my wife received, that's her final. >> while there's no timetable, it will not ramp up before
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manning is suits up on february 7th for super bowl 50. one other thing, a top sports trainer is trying to clear his name. riley was never mention in the documentary, but reportedly, he worked with charles sly on a nutritional supplement business. he said that he knew nothing about banned drugs, and he has done nothing wrong. >> thank you. aljazeera media network has launched arbitration proceedings against the governor of egypt in a breech of national law. looking at the troubled recent history between the egyptian government and the network. >> reporter: egypt's government didn't want the world to see. despite restrictions on freedom of speech, aljazeera manage to get across to millions of
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homes, and thousands of egyptians took to the streets and called for freedom in early 2011. as a result of the revolution, aljazeera has been systematically and deliberately targeted by egyptian authorities. in the early days of the revolution, gangs supporting the regime drove around with banners threatening to cut people's tongues out if they spoke to aljazeera. the government offices were closed. and reporters were arrested and detained by the military. in 2012, an aljazeera crew were attacked, as reporters from outside of the hospital one the president was receiving treatment. then, during the presidency of mohamed morsi, one of the studios in the square was fire bombed while the security forces looked on. then in july of the same year, hours after egypt's military
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carried out a coup, security is forces stormed. forcing the channel to go off air. by the end of that year, five aljazeera journalists were languishing behind bars. they were all in jail for no other crime than working as journalists for the company-based network. prior to their arrests, other journalists had been detained and released arbitrarily in what is the most systematic crackdown that any news network has experienced in egypt. since then, the network has been constantly jammed. an independent satellite specialist tracked the source of the jamming equipment to military installations across
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cairo. all of this with the settlement for investment disputes in 2014. the network then gave the egyptian government a 12-month grace period on top of the six months required to engage in settlement discussions. 18 months have gone by, and yet the egyptian government has refuse to communicate positively with aljazeera. the claim, the agreement requires that investors be offered pair and equitable treatment by governments in both countries, and obliged to treat aljazeera in a matter consistent with human rights. to aljazeera and it's employees with right of freedom of expression. it's $150 million. they hope that by pursuing this
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case, not only will it be reimbursed but more importantly, it will help protect journalists and their freedoms. aljazeera, doha. >> and still ahead, one man in is changing argentina's culture of farmer. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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are in crisis. the growers say that the demand has finished, and they face competition from big companies like monsanto. but one small company is bucking the trend. from the southern province of rio negro. >> this is the party of argentina's fruit growing region, but it's different here. these pickers are working for an argentine company founded 15 years ago. they ship abroad, mostly to the united states, and it's all organic. the organic market in argentina hardly exists. it's an area where genetically modified crops rule. >> it's how they relate to you, and it is one of the most important challenges i think, especially in areas around the city of buenos aires, with
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mon santo. it's a big challenge. >> reporter: everything looks rosy in this orchard, but [ arguin argentina's fruit growing industry is in crisis. many small growers have gone under. and the government saying that it will support the small producers. >> in this valley, we all suffered economically last year. but reaching new markets, and it has helped our company. >> reporter: locals work with migrant workers from thing north. with an organic philosophy, trying to find a fresh model in the face of turmoil. they're using ways that haven't been in generations, but while the rest of the country is in crisis, these are not only
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priding for themselves and their families, but for the wider community. he has spent 40 years in the fruit industry. the first half working with he chemicals. he says organic is no more difficult. the emphasis is on preventing disease, as well as smelling the flours and listening to the birds. luis and his colleagues are working for the community. >> all of the farmers meet and we decide what to do with the profit that the company gives us under what is called just trade. last year, with the institutions here in rio negro. >> in the nearby town, machinery for the local fire brigade and hospital. these are williams pears with more varieties to follow. they would be enjoyed, and original tineargentines won't t.
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>> thank you for watching, and john seigenthaler is five days away from the first contest the democratic race too close to call and donald trump backing out of the last debate before the vote. >> reporter: they can't toy with me like they toy with everybody else >> reporter: tell vision networks decide who will moderate their debate but that doesn't mean donald trump will do it. >> we will do something whale we raise money for the veterans and the wounded warriors. >> reporter: at the center of his fury the fox news anchor and one of the moderators of the public debate. >> donald trump is not used to not controlling