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california push the privacy boundaries. ♪ this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. there are just three days to convince iowa voters ahead of monday's caucuses, and candidates on both sides of the aisle are back on the campaign trail. on the democratic side, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are holding multiple events across the state. donald trump has already set his eyes on the next race. right now he is holding a townhall in new hampshire. he skipped the debate last night to hold his own rally for veterans. and the candidates focused much of their criticism at ted cruz. >> i kind of missed donald trump. >> reporter: jeb bush of course was kidding. the serious claims, though, came
quickly. marco rubio says america's intelligence and military have been weaken. >> when i'm president we are going to rebuild our intelligence capabilities. >> reporter: but the u.s. intelligence budget at over $50 billion a year as nearly as large as it has ever been. and the u.s. spends more money on intelligence than any nation in the world. rubio also lashed out the military size. >> today we are on pace to have the smallest army since the end of world war ii, the smallest navy, the smallest air force in our history. >> reporter: while it's true that the overall size is smaller, the aircraft are more lethal, navy ships are more powerful, and the bombs and missiles are more precise. texas senator ted cruz defended his call for attacking isil-held territory with carpet bombing. >> you want to know what carpet bombing is?
it's what we did in the first persian gulf war, 1100 attacks a day. >> reporter: but those are targeted attacks. carpet bombing is where you destroy an area with no regard for civilians. new jersey governor, chris christie delivered a whopper about the obama administration's policies towards face. >> reporter: barack obama has made law enforcement the enemy. >> reporter: the enemy, some please believe the administration has placed too much emphasis on civil liberties, but no police department has occurred the administration of not supporting law enforcement. christie also tried to hit president obama over wages. >> the 45-year-old construction worker lost $4,000 in the last seven years in his income
because of this administration. >> reporter: actually the recession began in the last bush administration, and wages over the past five years of the obama administration have been rising. while donald trump was not at the debate, he did promote a false image about moderator megyn kelly. this graphic purports to show kelly with a saudi prince and his sister. but the image is fake and was photo shopped from this. it was all part of another wild night. >> stop the washington bull, and let's get things done. >> reporter: david shuster, al jazeera. immigration was the biggest topic at the debate last night with several candidates throwing jabs at each other on immigration. >> within two years of getting elected you were co-sponsoring legislation to create a path to
citizenship. in your words amnesty. >> i said i do not -- >> you said an earned path to citizenship is basically a path to amnesty. >> now you are going to trump trump on immigration. >> i like marco, he is very charming and very smooth. but the facts are simple when he ran for election in the state of florida he said if you elect me, i will lead the fight against amnesty. when i ran in texas i told the people in texas if you elect me, i will fight amnesty. but when we came to washington we made a different choice. >> do you agree that senator rubio has not reversed himself? >> he was the sponsor of the gang of 8 bill, and then he cut and ran. here is what i believe -- i wrote a book about this called immigration wars. we should have a path to immigration status to the 12
million people who are here illegally. >> you use toad -- used to sup reform. the muslim public affairs council is sending out these letters today to 25,000 iowans asking them to reject divisive rhetoric. the letter does not name any candidates but the message alludes to donald trump's call to ban muslims from entering the country. trump boycotted the debate in a dispute with fox news. >> this is an honor. this is really an honor. and i didn't want to be here. i wanted to be about five minutes away. i have enjoyed that. all of the online polls said i
have done very well with the debates, and i have had a kick with it. but you have to stick up for your rights. when you are treated badly, you have to stick up for your rights. >> reporter: he pledged a million dollars to veteran's causes, and says he raised $6 million total last night. he was also heckled a couple of times by anti-war protesters who were quickly escorted out. three inmates are still on the run in california. but there has been another arrest connected to the escape. the man is accused of helping the men get out. she has been working as english as a second language teacher at the jail for the past six months. >> at this point there's no confirmation she brought tools into the jail, but what we do know is she provided google maps, those types of things to prepare for the escape. >> reporter: nearly a dozen people have been arrested in connection with the jailbreak last week. that including five gang members
that they believe helped three escape. the fbi is keeping communication channels over today with the remaining occupiers of an oregon wildlife refuge. 11 protesters have already been arrested, and we're getting a new look at what happened when the group's spokesman was shot dead. >> reporter: the fbi has just released new aerial video of the fatal shooting. there were no dash cams. no one disputes the afternoon ended with the shooting death of the group's spokesman. >> we know there are various versions of what have happened out in the public domain. most of them inaccurate. some of them inflammatory. to that end, we want to do what we can, to -- and in as transpair rent of manner as we can to give the public as much
information as we can. >> reporter: they were pursuing two cars carrying members of the occupation. a white vehicle leads, a dark jeep follows. officers pull over the second vehicle, as the white car carries on. from the dark jeep, ammon bundy and three others get out and are arrested peacefully. when the white vehicle is stopped, just one of its passengers gets out and is taken into custody. then for nearly four minutes the white car and remaining occupants just sit. >> throughout this time age engineers and troopers are providing verbal commands to the occupant to surrender. >> reporter: but the car suddenly races off at high speed only to hit a roadblock, he then veers off of the road nearly hitting an officer.
>> on at least two occasions he reaches his hand towards the pocket of his jacket jfsh jfshgs -- he did have a loaded handgun in that pocket. >> reporter: in releasing this video, the fbi seeks to convince the public that the use of legal force was justified. >> we did everything we could to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution. >> reporter: and the fbi is still working for a peaceful conclusion at the refuge. it's negotiators are working around the clock to persuade remaining occupiers to leave. katheri katherine barret, al jazeera. the dow has been up all morning, despite new government figures showing the economy bare grew this quarter. >> this was largely expected.
let's take a look at the headline number. the economy grew less than 1%, 0.7% precisely, and that was pretty much in line with expectations. consumer spending decelerated but still on the positive side, growing 2.2%. consumer spending powers two-third's of u.s. economic growth. so let's look at the area of weakness. exports were down 2.5%. you can credit that to the strong dollar making u.s. goods more expensive to buy oversees, also the slowdown in the global economy. another area of weakness, business investmentment, down 1.8%, and you can credit that to low oil prices making it very expensive for relatively expensive u.s. shale oil plays to keep going. so not a fantastic report. >> something that was not
expected. today the bank of japan slashing interest rates to less than zero. what does that mean in light of gdp and fed policy. >> this was unexpected. negative interest rates basically mean what they are doing is they are charging banks to hold excess reserves at the bank of japan. and this nudges the bank saying we are going to charge you if you park your money here, lend it out. spoke inflation, because you have had stagnant inflation in japan for decades now. so they are trying to boost price pressures, if you will. for the u.s. economy this is just going to make the dollar even stronger. the dollar was already strong last year. it got a big boost when the fed decided to rate interest rates in december, so this is something that makes the u.s. dollar even stronger.
>> and you wonder what the fed will do next. how do these fourth quarter numbers, back to the gdp numbers, how do they bode for 2016. >> well, there are a lot of different calls being made on 2016 now. and economists are decided on to what extent global weakness is going to hurt the economy. you are seeing it in the export numbers, and the business investment numbers, because of low oil prices. about 90% of u.s. economic growth is down to consumer spending. but consumers are not just spending on u.s.-produced goods, imports are also competing. so that's one way that these deflationary pressures get into our economy. >> thank you. president obama will announce new actions today to help women in the work force. the law makes it easier for women to bring lawsuits for pay
discrimination. today he will announce a new rule, requiring companies with more than 100 employees to submit pay data each year. it's in response to data showing women today earn $0.79 for every dollar a man earns. the so-called affluenza teen is due a texas court today. a judge will decide whether he should be held in juvenile or adult detention facility. he was captured in mexico last month after fleeing the country. he was sentenced to probation in 2014 after being convicted of killing four people in a drunk driving crash. and the couch family had at least 20 run-ins with the law before this case. a mayor auto maker announces a recall, and victims around the country fall victim to a hack.
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the press here, hundreds of journalists from around the world, to watch the arrival of one side in this peace talks process, but clearly not any negotiation yet. what we're expecting in the next few minutes is syria's ambassador to the united nations in new york, who is leading their delegation to come and speak to reporters. we think he'll say a few words. clearly he'll make his government's position clear to the special envoy, but no one really, to negotiate with. there are some other opposition delegations but not that key opposition delegation in riyadh which includes some of the main fighting groups, and we also understand that the special envoy himself is going to come to the same position some time after that meeting also to address the press. america's biggest police
union has been hacked. private files belonging to the fraternal order of police were posted online thursday. the fraternal order of police says it is looking into the breach. it represents about 330,000 officers across the u.s. nissan is recalling about 3 -- 350,000 calls. in the last two recalls, trunk latches weren't fixed and lubricated properly. teachers in detroit are taking a drastic new step to resolve a crisis there. they are suing the district, demanding that broken-down buildings be fixed. john henry smith has the story. >> reporter: the teachers
union's lawsuit follows weeks of teacher sickouts that all but shut down the district. >> educators have been snubbed, ignored, disrespected, and punished when they informed the school district of specific safety and health problems, and pleaded to them to be repaired. >> reporter: the teachers have released images showing schools with leaky molding ceilings, severely damaged floors, and even one image showing mushrooms growing out of the wall. the lawsuit calls for a new plan to make needed repairs. >> i don't go to work and deal with those conditions. my kids should haven't to go to school and deal with those conditions. >> reporter: it's illegal for the teachers to strike so they turned to sickouts to make their point. sickouts that kept some 47,000 kids out of school. some parents are siding with the teachers. >> last year my kids were out of
school for 11 days because of building problems. >> reporter: the teachers blame state leaders, and the emergency manager, darnell earley. he is the same person who once ran the city of flint and flipped the switch that lead to that city's water crisis. >> the blood is on the hands of the emergency manager and governor snyder. >> reporter: the district has a $107 million deficit, and says it may run out of money by april. and in flint, newly released emails raised questions about the state's response to the water crisis. the liberal group put out the emails. they show that while state officials were telling flint residents their water was safe, they were arranging for water coolers for city workers.
flint is not the only american city dealing with water problems right now. people in sebring in northeastern ohio have also found lead in their water. angry residents packed a city council meeting this week, desperate to find out how much the city new about problems with the water. >> i was never notified about this problem. >> city council members insisted they knew nothing, but the denial left many in sebring worried about the safety of their water. it was just last week that sebring's 8,000 residents found out their water was contaminated with lead. >> it doesn't mean it came from the water, ma'am. >> reporter: but the state epa says it notified the city as far back as october. >> it seems like they stuck their head in the sand and chose to ignore it. >> reporter: the state has stepped in, removing the water
plant director and launching a criminal investigation. officials say james baits falsified test results to show an acceptable level of lead. now businesses are using bottled water and buying ice from neighboring towns to keep customers happy. >> we have kids, women that are pregnant and breastfeeding that come in here, so we just don't want to take the chance. >> reporter: water fountains at two schools tested positive for lead last week. parents say they still don't trust the water. elevated lead levels have been round in five children who live in northeastern ohio where lead-tainted drinking water has been found. up next, how a device called a dirt box could have allowed police in southern california to spy on millions of people.
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avery and his nephew. the two were convicted in 2007 of killing a photographer, but the release of a netflix series called making a murderer, has raised questions. hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions asking president obama to pardon the two men. a new shows that people in anaheim used secret tracking technology to spy on people. >> reporter: the residents of orange county california could have been -- compromised. >> it's alarming when law enforcement is purchasing devices that take advantage of our freedoms. >> reporter: the aclu obtained documents showing how over a
span of almost ten years anaheim police built an investor of surveillance tools, including an device called the dirt box. >> your mobile phone could connect to a cell tower over here. now this dirt box will talk to the mobile phone and be in the middle, and intercept all communications, texting, emails, all voice and data. >> reporter: this document shows anaheim police requested a grant saying every city in orange county has benefited from the device. since 9/11, there has been a massive expansion in federal grant dollars available to purchase surveillance equipment, and this has made it easy for police to buy these without
notifying the public. >> reporter: anaheim wouldn't comment because of an ongoing lawsuit. up until january of this year, local agencies in this california didn't need a warrant. ines ferre, al jazeera. one of the pope mobiles from the pontiff's visit to the u.s. is up for auction. one of two fiats that shuttled him around is being auctioned at the annual auto show. the pope rose to ride around in a fiat to show his message of humili humility. michael phelps making a splash on the basketball court. he joined the arizona state sun devils -- distraction, that's what it is called, during a game last night. the move to distract oregon
state's freethrows worked, the sun devils won 86-68. the syrian government team begin talks with the u.n. in geneva, but the opposition representatives are refusing to take part. ♪ hello there, i'm felicity barr, and you are watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up. [ explosion ] >> four people killed in an attack on a shiite mosque in eastern saudi arabia. rescued from an uninhabited island, but more than 200 other refugees have died in the aegean this month. and