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♪ tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> reporter: cruzzing to victory ted cruz upsetting donald trump in iowa. this morning for the democrats and hillary clinton has a narrow lead over bernie sanders but both say they have victory. fighting i.s.i.l. and john kerry with talks today on how to combat the group. he goes back before a judge as they wish to have sexual assault charges dropped. ♪
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ted cruz wins the republican caucuses in iowa and defeats the frontrunner donald trump but the margin on the democratic side is less than half a percentage point, welcome to your world this morning, i'm rochelle carry. >> and i'm del walters and cruz calling his victory a win for courageous conservatives but on the democratic side it is as tight as a tick. >> let's look at the latest numbers with 99% of precincts reporting and cruz has 28% of the vote. donald trump came in second and rubio very close behind in third, for the democrats clinton is holding a very narrow lead, less than 1% point and no winner has been declared yet. >> al jazeera michael shore is live in des moines, iowa and expecting both of these races to be close for the democrats it still is. >> yes, del absolutely it's close front the republicans too
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but half a percentage point and the des moines paper of record saying cruz prevails and the democrats in a dead heat and it's where bernie sanders kept catching up as you watch percentages but eyes on the republican race also said listen ted cruz doing really well and beating donald trump but the headlight may, in fact, be marco rubio. the battle for iowa put the campaigns on edge, the democratic caucus ended in a virtual tie. >> what a great campaign. >> reporter: hillary clinton came up ahead by less than half of a percentage point. even as clinton held a victory rally the campaign is bracing for a tough fight. >> it is rare, it is rare that we have the opportunity we do now, to have a real contest of ideas, to really think hard about what the democratic party
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stands for and what we want the future of our country to look like. >> reporter: bernie sanders is proving to be a formidable opponent for the former first lady and secretary of state. young voters feeling the burn came out in droves, the vermont senator celebrated his campaign success. >> nine months ago we came to this beautiful state. we had no political organizat n organization, we had no money, we had no name recognition and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america. >> reporter: on the republican side senator ted cruz won iowa with the help of christian evangelicals and tea party voters. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation.
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>> reporter: there also was some tactical voting some democrats and independents say they registered as republicans just to vote against donald trump but the loss didn't hurt trump's confidence. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something i'm just honored. >> reporter: another surprise of the night is marco rubio who came up neck and neck with trump. >> we are not waiting any longer to take our country back. >> reporter: iowa is hardly representative of america and it's overwhelmingly white and rural but in many ways it's the first test of political viability. >> i cannot thank you enough. candidates like o'malley and huckabee could not muster up 2% of the vote. >> it didn't turn out like we wanted it tonight. >> reporter: for them iowa is the end of the road. and you know for ted cruz it was a record breaking night, in fact, almost 52000 iowa voted for him, the most ever for a
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republican candidate. as a matter of fact we talked del a lot about turnout, over 185,000 republican voters in iowa turned out, to give you an idea how much that was 121,500 was the record set in 2012, people were ready to vote here. >> sweeping up the campaign posters in iowa, what does iowa though mean for new hampshire? >> you know, del it's interesting, iowa means a lot for new hampshire in there are some candidates who did well and not able to translate it but it sends a message to the rest of the country and south carolina and super tuesday on march 1st there are candidates leaving iowa in a better situation than they might have in other years and we have seen rick santorum and mike huckabee win and not a plan to go past iowa and cruz does and rubio is trying to be the establishment candidate and consensus candidate for people
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who support chris christie, jeb bush or casik and the eyes of the democrats will be on this tight race, just because it was a dead heat del bernie sanders has his work cutoff for him and not necessarily new hampshire but south carolina and the other states we mentioned earlier because we had a lot of time here and a very friendly place for bernie sanders and not have the luxury of that time as he goes south and it will be very interesting to see how that race develops leaving iowa, del. >> michael in des moines and michael thank you very much. donald trump sets his eyes on new hampshire critics say in 2013 he poed this posted this no one remembers who came in second and i has been retweeted thousands of times after a second-place finish in iowa and some candidates are hoping to restart their campaigns this morning and casic and chris
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christie says they are already in the race and christie has had town halls in new jersey and more planned for today, stay with us and more with the caucus and new hampshire primary through the morning and in about 15 minutes we will be speaking to politico collins about what the results mean for the campaign and go live to new hampshire where many candidates are actually waking up this morning. >> it's groundhog day in the house of representatives and voting again of overturning obamacare, if you are counting it's more than 60 times so far and hope to overturn the veto of repealing the affordable care act and paul ryan doesn't appear to be able to do so and the move is symbolic and part of an election year message to show the contrast between republicans and democrats and a silver lining in the ongoing talks to end the civil war in syria and geneva says the talks have now officially begun hours after
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assad government allowed humanitarian aid to be delivered to the besieged syrian towns and saying they would not have talks if their demands were not met and we have mohamed live in geneva and what can we expect going forward now that talks have started? >> del it's hard to know exactly what to expect. these talks are still riddled with complications. i'll give you an example. last night we had staffan de mistura the u.n. special envoy for syria and noubs -- announcing that the talks had officially started. today members of the opposition telling us they are kind of irritated that staffan de mistura actually made this announcement. they don't believe they are yet fully engaged in these proximity talks because they don't believe that they -- the assurances and demands they have made have actually been met and that is
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still causing them great concern. at this hour you still have talks going on between the syrian regime delegation and staffan de mistura. we are waiting to see what the outcome of those talks will be. we know going into this meeting that staffan de mistura had said he was going to press the humanitarian issue to try to ensure that aid could be delivered and there could be a pause to the bombardment going on in syria but how the day develops is really still anybody's guess. >> mohamed talking is one thing, results are another, what is the likelihood we will see any type of agreement coming out of these talks? >> yeah, again, that is a very good question. it's been such a road of torture to get to this stage in geneva. there have been so many twists and turns and there is a lot of pressure being put not just on the syrian regime here but also the opposition, to ensure that these folks remain at a table with staffan de mistura and then allow him to shuttle between
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both groups to try to get these talks really going in earnest. today you are also seeing russia taking some heat because they are continuing their aerial bombardment in support of syrian bashar al-assad in syria and even today that is going on. last night you had uk foreign secretary being critical of the russians saying it was hypocritical of them to be a part of these talks, trying to sponsor a peace negotiation when they are part of the aerial assault that is still ongoing in russia so it's riddled with complications and you have the russians seem to be c theirosition to members of the opposition here that they said in the past they objected to coming to these negotiations, groups like sham and islam and these are armed rebel groups that are fighting in syria, well today they have acknowledged the russians have acknowledged these groups are here but only in a personal capacity and shouldn't be part of the negotiating team and so many complications on so
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many fronts but there is more optimism at least from the u.n., from staffan de mistura that these talks really are underway and they believe they can get some momentum to move forward from her, del. >> it's a start and in geneva and mohamed thank you very much. secretary of state john kerry says the war this syria and fight against i.s.i.l. are creating a humanitarian catastrophe and he is in rome today and he called the situation the kind we have not seen since world war ii. >> people in madaya eating leaves and grass or animals of one kind or another that they managed to cap -- capture and people who have not had resupply in months and 113 requests of the u.n. to provide supply and only 13 have been granted by the assad regime. >> reporter: al jazeera is live in rome where those coalition talks are taking place. so hashem the strategy for the coalition to fight i.s.i.l.,
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what do we know about it? is it any different than what we have seen so far? >> rochelle the international coalition against i.s.i.l. is going to call for more cooperation between regional, local and international partners to be able to defeat i.s.i.l. particularly in its stronghold in syria and iraq. but i think now we have to overcome some challenges, basically when it comes to sharing unified vision about how to move forward and here lies the problem, countries for example in the region like saudi arabia, turkey say that when we are committed to defeat i.s.i.l. there needs to be a consensus about the fact that i.s.i.l. will continue to thrive if bashar al-assad stays in power and therefore i think the international coalition is under mounding pressure to balance the need to defeat i.s.i.l. on one
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hand but at the same time to build political consensus among the local and regional partners about how to move forward. the syrian opposition at the same time says that i.s.i.l. is not our top priority for the time being, our biggest problem is to be able to deliver aid for those who have been trapped on the outskirts of the capitol damascus and to defeat bashar al-assad and think that is why they are meeting in rome today, to be able to garner support and team up with different actors operating on the ground and also share one vision about how to move forward and what is the best possible way to defeat i.s.i.l. when it comes to its military capabilities, financing and this ideology. >> all right, hashem live for us in rome and thank you very much. now i.s.i.l. has claimed responsibility for suicide attack in the iraqi army base and officials say at least 18 iraqi troops were killed north of ramadi and two suicide
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bombers were initially stopped but a third bomber managed to make its way inside a building and detonate those explosives and i.s.i.l. stepped up counter attacks since being driven from ramadi last month. finding out about inmates on the run in california and what led them to split up, authorities say all three men planned escape from the orange county jail for six months shortly getting out they allegedly kidnapped a taxi driver and days later they thought if they should kill the driver and left the next day with the hose adjust and turned himself in. the other two were arrested on saturday. bill cosby due in court this morning and want the sexual assault charges against him thrown out, all of this hinging on alleged deal between the previous prosecutor and the comedian's legal team and al jazeera is live outside the courthouse in norris town, pennsylvania and tell us more about the deal and how it will affect the case. >> reporter: well, good morning del and good morning rochelle one of the world's most famous entertainers and certainly one
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of the most famous in this country will appear here this morning and his defense team will argue that the case against him should be dropped based on an argument more than ten years ago made with the prosecutor at the time bruce castor take a look. bill cosby appeared unsteady on his feet in december to have a charge of indecent sexual assault and plead guilty and hoping to get the case against him thrown out filing a motion to dismiss arguing the case was investigated 12 years ago and the da bruce castor agreed not to prosecute. his motion includes a press release issued ten years ago and writes a conviction under the circumstances of this case will be unattainable as such d.a. castor declines to authorize the filing of criminal charges in connection with this matter. his attorneys are arguing the prosecution is politically
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motivated brought by an ambitious da who made cosby part of a campaign in the bid to win the job. >> first assistant da with 98 conviction rate and tough sentences for sexual predator or bruce castor a former d.a. who refused to prosecute bill cosby. >> controversy if there was a deal. bruce castor says there was a deal and is willing apparently to testify for the defense, for cosby at a hearing. the state or the common wealth of pennsylvania is saying there was no deal. >> there is no response. >> reporter: the question could be key to whether the prosecutor's case against cosby goes forward >> offer this message to great women your experience was just like mine and mine just like yours. >> reporter: more than 50 women made allegations against cosby accusing him of supplying them with drugs before allegedly assaulting him and he has denied wrongdoing and under a case in
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pennsylvania is the only one that has resulted in a criminal charge, filed after cosby's statements in a federal civil lawsuit she brought against him in 2005 became public. >> why would bill cosby testify and incriminate himself because that is what he did at the deposition and not take the fifth amendment? either there was an agreement or it was his understanding he had to do it and not prosecuted or not used against him or he had a really bad lawyer. >> reporter: well the prosecution is going to say that is a load of bolognne and only the courts can issue a waiver and no record of anyone having been written and a word of great interest i think the judge today is not expected to make a ruling today so we are going to have to wait and see what his decision finally is, del and rochelle. >> so many people watching this case what about the other women, those 50 plus women and their
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accusations against cosby, could this decision affect them? >> reporter: i don't think so because i don't think in the case of all the 50 women all of them went to the police or went to the police in time so now it's too late for them to bring criminal prosecutions but have turn to the celebrity lawyer gloria alred and fighting on their behalf and it will depend on what happens here in pennsylvania. >> john thank you very much. schools are going to be back open in much of utah today after a big storm shut them down. that storm made a huge mess on the roads monday. more than two feet of snow fell in some areas, and drivers may not have been used to this heavy snowfall since parts of the state have not seen that much snow in four years. the blizzard pounding the plains, in fact, last night talking about the iowa caucuses they were talking about the snow that was going to be moving in, it is good morning nicole.
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>> it may be challenging to move along this morning and with snow starting to pull out of kansas but widespread in morning in nebraska, more into iowa where a lot of people still set up and minnesota, wisconsin later into the day we will see the heavier stuff and on the south is rain including storms and more on that. as it shifts through the day and already had heavy amounts the core will be from nebraska to wisconsin some places could get up to a foot isolated spots even more than that so you have the heavy snow but what makes it near blizzard at times and some places could get a blizzard and high winds and near blizzard and omaha winds up to 39 miles per hour and you can see the brighter core is the higher winds that are easily 30 to 40 miles per hour and that is where the snow is really going to be blinding so that is kind of matches up with where we have those blizzard warnings because of the combination of the heavy
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snow and the wind together making the wind and treacherous and lots of schools are cancelled for today. as it came in it also dropped the temperatures and cold temperatures to make it rain, not snow and for chicago we could get a mix but a high of 41 today it could be on the line where afternoon it switches to straight rain and look at the contrast across the country with the system and get behind it denver at 27, ahead of it memphis at 75 and that warmth has the set up for severe weather and possibly tornados and more on that side of the system coming up. >> nicole talk very much. coming up, sounding the alarm. >> i am baffled why officials or agencies do not listen to what is happening to the people. >> reporter: in the wake of the flint water crisis activist aaron brokovich now worried
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about the water in california. i can guaranty you what you will find is absolutely a big fat nothing. >> payteyton manning talks abou shipments of hgh ahead of superbowl 50.
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iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states will not be chosen by the media. >> so as i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief thank you iowa. >> reporter: as you can see senator ted cruz and hillary clinton both claiming victory in
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iowa last night but a virtual tie on the democrat side and tie showing hillary clinton with 49.9% of the talk cause cuss and sanders 49.6. >> and donald trump a setback winning the gop with 28% of the vote to trump's 24% and liz is at politico and is the bigger surprise, good morning, is the bigger surprise the democratic side or the republican side? >> i think they are both surprises. i mean they were both tight races coming in. ted cruz has had leads in iowa at some point but the margin he was up is pretty big and rubio is a big surprise and people thought he would be third and that close to donald trump is big and sanders and clinton are basically tied which is huge. >> let's go back to marco rubio
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one of the most significant third-place finishes i think we have seen in quite sometime and talk a little more about that and what party leadership may be seen there. >> so basically it's now a three-man race going into new hampshire and the idea is that there are a lot of candidates still but as people start to drop out rub yo is looking more like the establishment candidate and the support from other candidates can go behind rubio and people in the party are thinking this is really big for him. >> so what does this mean for donald trump? what should we see from him in the coming days? he doesn't generally react well to losing. >> yeah, donald trump's whole campaign so far has been about winning and talks about his polls everyday and he said things like i'm going to win so much you will be sick of winning as president and we have yet to see a donald trump that is not winning although second place is still very good, for trump we will have to see how he reacts
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going forward. >> the turnout was huge, record turnout and what should we take from that going forward? >> you know i think the record turnout was interesting especially on the republican side because people thought it would mean decisive trump but a third of the vote went to cruz so i think that it's working, that process is working, people are coming out, there was a huge outreach leading up, trying to get people who hadn't caucused before or who were just becoming registered voters to come out and it was working. >> let's talk a little bit more about the democrats then. this incredibly close race, the closest democratic race in state history there, so going forward who should actually be the most excited about that finish, hillary clinton or bernie sanders? >> you know, i think bernie sanders. i mean if hillary clinton won second place that would have been very bad for her. she obviously had a pretty bad
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loss in 2008 so she needed to win first place moving forward especially since bernie sanders is looking so good in new hampshire but sanders started out virtually with nothing so the fact that he has tied even if it's second place but just by a decimal point is huge for him and the narrative his campaign said and up to iowa they were looking for first-place win but if they were close they would be thrilled and didn't expect to get this close. >> extremely close, almost it really is basically a tie. so going forward as you said it's likely that bernie sanders will do well in new hampshire, how but then after that will his wider appeal really be tested? >> you know, i think we will have to see. bernie sanders has mobilized young people especially under 30 so if he can kind of keep that at those big rallies that might work for him. you know, people didn't expect him to do this well in iowa
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starting out so i think we will really just to to see there is a big question mark with the democrats, liza thank you. next we are live on the ground in new hampshire. >> it's primary and one week away and could make a difference on the field on both sides. >> reporter: battle the zika virus and pinning their hopes on mosquitos that eat fish.
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morning in the iowa caucuses. hillary clinton is holding on a a very narrow lead, less than positive a percentage point over bernie sanders. >> ted cruz won over donald trump. the focus turns to new hampshire. >> it is a week away, but some candidates leaving iowa early to get a head start in the granite state. it is a chilly 32 degrees, lisa, who's already on the ground stumping for votes there? >> well basically everyone is going to be here today, del, except carson. he's going to take a quick break and then come to new hampshire. some candidates did get a jump on it. there are four candidates trying to get the establishment. you vote. marco rubio stayed behind in iowa for good reason. he did so well, he really has momentum now coming into new
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hampshire, three other republican candidates decided they would come early and try to get a jump only day. john kasich spent all of yesterday here in new hampshire. chris christie was also here and jeb bush held a lively rally in new hampshire that we attended. bush is gaining traction in the polls here in new hampshire. i asked him about that last night and here's what he had to say. >> you know what, polls are really starting to be less relevant because now the people of new hampshire are going to decide how this plays out, so we've got eight days. that's the one that matters. we've made good progress and i'm going to work hard for the next eight days and you can see the response seems to be going well, so i'm all in. >> no of course he is going to have to work hard, so will these other candidates vying for that middle of the republican party, because del, as you know, if they don't do well here, they don't do well in iowa, don't do
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well here, donors start to look the other way and who should web supporting. >> donald trump leading most of the polls in new hampshire right now but was also leading in iowa. how will iowa's results affect next week's primary in new hampshire? >> it a, as you say, donald trump has about 33% of the republican vote, at least according to the polls. that is the top of the polls here in new hampshire, but i spoke last night with someone who knows this state very well, jeb craig. he is the former governor here, elected three times as a accept tore from new hampshire and he insists that donald trump is not going to come out victorious. here's what he had to say. >> polls are really sort of -- well, they don't reflect what people do when they vote. when a person is polled, they have no vested interest. when they vote in new hampshire, they are taking time to meet the candidates, 63% have met the
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candidate, they are serious bit and they are not going to throw their vote away. >> analysts want to see the impact of this iowa vote. trump projects himself as the winner. well, he did not win in iowa, so is that going to pop a little air out of his balloon. last night in his speech, donald trump said we love new hampshire. well in a week we'll see if new hampshire loves him back. >> a little more contrite, donald trump last night. bernie sanders enjoying support in new hampshire. how tough is it going to be for hillary clinton to overcome sanders lead? >> it's true, sanders has a big lead in the polls here. he's almost like a native son. he is from neighboring vermont, the long time senator from vermont. don't count out hillary clinton. the clintons are well loved here in new hampshire, especially because and eight years ago, you may remember that hillary clinton behind barack obama here when she made her first run for the presidency and she ended up
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pulling out an upset and beat barack obama here in new hampshire, but of course we know who went on to get the ultimate nomination. >> it was that motion speech she gave in new hampshire. >> absolutely. >> thank you very much. the world health organization has declared the zika outbreak an international emergency. the agency said it's because the disease is spreading roup hidy and may be linked to an alarming spike in birth fee effect in newborns. scientists are working to develop a vaccine but that could take two years. countries like el salvador are exploring unconventional methods to stop the disease. we have the details. >> you could be looking at at least part of the answer to the zika epidemic. here they're called sam bow fish and love eating the larvae of the mosquito that triages mitts the virus.
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they were found while searching for a way to stop dengue fever in the coastal region. the breeding program was started. the fish are annihilating local mosquitoes. >> from 2012 to 2015 we've had great success in the community. we have zero cases of dengue fever and are not frightened of zika. >> the fish are delivered to houses and restaurants all over town, even the village school gets a regular supply. >> there were loads of mosquitoes in the school, but now we have the fish in the tanks, so they don't come out anymore. before, the children used to wear pants because they got bitten so often, but not now. >> now the zika virus is threatening el salvador, the government is finally taking notice and wants to expand the
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program across the country, which has suffered years of mosquito carried diseases. they thrive especially in the water tanks common in poor communities. people not just in this community, but throughout central america rely on stored he standing water to wash dishes or clothes because there is such a shortage of i have the, but that does mean there's an ideal breeding ground for the mosquitoes in their very homes. >> the program is trying not just to keep mosquitoes down but also to help the young volunteers stay out of trouble in one of the most violent countries in the world. 14-year-old carlos is the star zambo capture. >> this helps me. i'm more focused and i can help the community. >> the great thing about the finish, once they're done eating
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the mosquitoes, you can eat them. >> they taste really nice. >> perhaps it's an unfortunate end for one of the best hopes against zika. now that that water crisis in flint michigan, state officials saying high levels of lead are still in some areas, a month after they started adding a chemical to the water supply that is supposed to stop the lead leeching out of the old pipes. children and pregnant women are warned not to drink the tap water that is not tested. there is concern about the water in california. erin brokovich understands the city of stockton has been adding a chemical to its water supply. she said that could have serious consequences. we have more. a town hall meeting in a small city in central california, but this time, with a high profile attendee, erin brokovich, who accused the city of stockton being on the fast track to creating the next
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flint, michigan. >> this is happening in a whole, whole lot have places and i am baffled why our officials, our agencies do not listen to what is happening to the people. >> her claims countered by some city officials. >> we have no history, ok, of having any of this lead leeching into our system. >> the packed place suggest that had brokovich had galvanized the public. >> what do you recommend now, where do i get water that is safe for our family. dump the chloramine right now. i am willing to pay the 75 cents a month to stop it. i've got it in my packet right
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now. >> according to the c.d.c., at least 68 million americans drink water disinfected with chloramine, including in major cities such as san francisco, philadelphia. the c.d.c. said clear mean can change the chemical properties of the water which can affect lead and copper pipes. >> when she takes a public stand, she brings with her credibility that everybody else lacks in the public's mind, and so when she says this is dangerous, this is problematic, people listen, because they know erin. they know her work. >> in recent years, the city has gone from one misfortune to the next, hit hard by the financial crisis, stockton filed bankruptcy and now questions about its drinking water. >> brokovich who also toured the city's water treatment plant argues that chloramine increases
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the likelihood of lead in water. >> you are saying it's not just stockton, it could be many other cities. >> i'm not saying it may be. i'm telling you it is. >> words of warning from one of the america's most well known consumer advocates. melissa chan, al jazeera, stockton, california. the truck driver who was behind the wheel in a crash that seriously injured tracy morgan has been formally arraigned. he pleaded not guilty to aggravated manslaughter and other charges. he was driving a walmart truck when it slammed into the limo van carrying morgan and others in 2014. james mcnair was killed. he hadn't slept for 28 hours before that crash. this morning, investigators are still trying to pinpoint a cause for last year's deadly amtrak derailment. documents relate to the crash were just released and focus on the engineer. al jazeera's erica pitzi has
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more. >> it veered off the tracks in may of last year, killing eight people and injuring 200 more. monday, the ntsb released thousands of pages of documents related to their work on the crash. the train's engineer who suffered a concussion she had be little light into the cause. attorneys representing victims criticized the engineer for changing his store numerous times. >> there was no memory of the key person in this whole tragedy. in may, days after the event, and then there is an elaborate description of what he remembers and doesn't remember, and mainly, we have focused on what he says he recalls, and what he recalls i also that he was operating the train, knowing where he was. >> three days after texas, brandon told the ntsb he
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remembered very little in the moments before a crash but in a second interview said he had a dream like memory when he was braking when he felt the train going taft into a curb, telling investigators he thought this is it, i'm going over. >> we do not believe at all that he had a medical condition which mysteriously allowed memory to seep back into his head. we believe that his inconsistent story speaks volumes about him and his credibility and believability at trial. >> among other findings was this video showing the moment the train fell off the tracks. according to the released documents, the train was traveling 106 miles per hour where the speed limit was only 50. he told investigators that while he was comfortable with the locomotive, he had only sporadic experience on the model he was driving. he reported someone throwing rocks in the train before it
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derailed. investigators ruled out that he ever used this is cell phone during the trip. the ntsb documents revealed more information about the track site. a braking system was installed on the southbound traction but not on the northbound side where the derailment occurred. attorneys argue the blame lice with the engineer. >> there was no problem with the system, no problem with the tracks, no problem with the locomotive, no problem with the brakes. what we learned is the problem was brandon bostian. the same storm system that brought snow to the planes could be causing rain today. >> we have a lot to watch, a lot of people being impacted by this storm. here's a broad look at everything. definitely the snow highlights on the map all of that moving the heavy stuff now in places like omaha, moving more into
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iowa. you can start to see some showers line up and as this pulse forward, taps that gulf moisture. we have the warm temperatures i was talking about earlier. we were starting to get into that dynamic setup for the storms today. here's the front we are looking at and we can already see a couple little popcorn firings on this especially in the heat of the day, that means this evening is when we're going to have to watch things closely and all through the rest of this afternoon, anywhere from mississippi, alabama, all the -- there is a risk for tornadoes, high, damaging winds, certainly something you'll have to be aware of. these areas, especially georgia have fog ahead of this. temperatures today will help fuel that. look at these 70's through the south, quite the contrast with behind the storms can be the 20's and 30s. as this continues to pull forward, this is when this pops up this afternoon, you can still
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see the snowy side of it. by the time it hits the coastline except for northern parts of new england, most of this will be rain and clears during the day on thursday. if you're getting it, especially people getting it today, we have snow or storms, there is a potent system. >> nicole, thank you very much. >> meeting with the media. >> sounding off with days to go until superbowl 50, peyton manning getting a tough question about allegations of h.g.h.
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cutting, closing business units and cutting 600 jobs. a former employee filed a lawsuit against the company alleging its quarterly performance reviews are unfair. the employee was terminated, even though she had been praised in an earlier review. >> superbowl 50 kicks off in five days, but the leadup, the hoopla around the big game has already started. what used to be known as media day, that's all, media day is now called opening night. >> peyton manning found himself dealing with questions about h.g.h. first raised in an al jazeera investigation. john henry smith has more. >> it was part pep rally, part clown show and all glitz, the nfl's rebranding of media day as superbowl opening night put its prime stars in trial time. >> i'm going to take it with me.
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i might wear it to the pregame. what do you think? >> the care lane new panthers and denver broncos had to share the spotlight with everyone from miss universe and her puppet pal to this super guy, who may have just given cam newton the shirt off his back. >> what's the p. stand for? number 18, pay the planning. >> newtonned counterpart in this game is 39-year-old peyton manning. he, too was asked about lighter subjects and about the game, but he also had to answer a question about the al jazeera report alleging that human growth hormone had been sent to his home. >> what this report alleges that i did is simply not true. it's fabricate. it's junk, it's garbage, i can give you a long list of other
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words for it. i can guarantee you this investigation is a big fat nothing. >> manning hadn't decided if sunday's superbowl would be his final game. he is just going to concentrate on enjoying the moment. >> i'm going to enjoy it and soak it up, especially playing in superbowl 50 because of the significance. >> very significant event for the bay area, even though san francisco is the official host city, the nfl held opening night if i sayiveties in san jose. the actual game will be in santa clara where the 49ers play. superbowl 50 leaving its jim print all over -- >> and also the fans seizing an opportunity to get that last dollar out of fans, i understand they actually let them in to what used to be media day. >> like we talked about before, the nfl can sell tooth paste to
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toothless people. the fans did pay a price to watch the opening night as her moneys. nfl put thousands of tickets on sale for just under $30 a pop and those tickets were sold off. some were going on stubhub for as much as $94. celebrating carnival with a lot more security. officials hope to prevent an outbreak of violence like what the city saw in new year's eve. >> cologne city center will be awash with color and costumes. final preparations being made for carnival week. en that thousands of party goers are expected to take to the streets across western germany. in bonn, leaflets have been printed in arabic to explain carnival to the refugees and other migrants. behind all this is the fear of a repetition of what happened in cologne on new year's eve when
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more than a thousand women were victims of sexual and physical assault. to try to prevent this, the police stepped up their presence and have given a stern message to any with criminal intentions. >> we will act consequently against anything that might harm the peaceful sow existence of our people, whether it be drunks, aggressive people, thieves, robbers. >> thursday is the day when women's carnival takes place, where party goers dress up in fancy dress, go dancing and parade in the streets. this year, some of wary. >> i have to say, you do think about it a bit more than normal, so i'm trying to go to events with tickets where not just anyone can get in. i'm not a big fan of really short costumes anyway, because that's all rubbish. it should be about celebrating
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and having fun, not trying to pick anybody up or anything. >> the events in cologne new year's eve sparked a change in opinion towards refugees and asylum seekers. where once many germans welcomed refugees with open articles, now a majority of worried their country cannot cope. >> there's a sense that times a lot of control of who allowed to be in the country and who is moving where in the country and that is something very much felt by the political elite as a threat. >> the government promised tougher rules for asylum seekers who commit crimes. they are giving safe country status to three north african states from where police believe the attackers in cologne crime from, meaning people from those countries will no longer be able to claim refugee status. those measures are for the future. for the moment, all eyes are on
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cologne where carnival organizers hope there will be no repeat of what happened on new year's eve. dominic cain, al jazeera. >> ahead in our next hour, texas wins iowa and that has the public worried, the identity crisis that could fracture the vote in november.
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trusting ted, be a cruz win in iowa looking donald trump to regain his footing in new hampshire. as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa! >> still too close to call, hillary clinton holds a slight lead over bernie sanders in iowa. the votes not all yet in.
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bill cosby in court today trying to get a sexual assault case thrown out. >> good morning, welcome to your world this morning, i'm del walters. i'm richelle carey. ted cruz defeated donald trump to win the iowa caucuses, picking up the most votes ever recorded by a republican in the caucuses more than 51,000. marco rubio came in a very close third. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders are divided by merely a traction of a percentage point. state department officials have not declared a winner.
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>> al jazeera's michael shure joins us. there was a tremendous turnout. where do things stand for the democrats now? >> well right now, i mean, you have to look at this as a virtual dead heat. it's a tie, it's how it will be remembered, as a tie, even if secretary clinton is able to hold on to a lead. the way that things work here in iowa is a little different. you want to take some momentum from the state. bernie sanders probably takes a little bit that have momentum away from hillary clinton, who was the leader here, but it was a long night not just for hillary clinton and bernie sanders but for the republicans, as well. >> the battle for iowa put the campaigns on edge. the democratic caucus ended in a virtual tie. >> what a great campaign! >> hillary clinton came up ahead by less than half of a percentage point, even as clinton held a victory rally, the campaign is bracing for a tough fight. >> it is rare, it is rare that
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we have the opportunity we do now to have a real contest of ideas, to really think hard about what the democratic party stands for, and what we want the future of our country to look like. >> bernie sanders is proving to be a formidable opponent for the former first lady and secretary of state. young voters feel the burn came out in droves. the vermont senator celebrated his campaign success. >> nine months ago, we came to this beautiful state. we had no political organization. we had no money. we had no name recognition and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america. >> on the republican side, senator ted cruz won iowa with
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the help of christian evangelicals and tea party voters. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> there also was some tactical voting. some democrats and independents registered as republicans just to vote against donald trump, but the loss didn't hurt trump's confidence. >> we finished second, and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. >> another surprise of the night was marco rubio. he came up next and neck with trump. >> we are not waiting any longer to take our country back! >> now iowa is hardly representative of america. it is overwhelmingly white and rural, but in many ways, it's the first test of political viability. >> i cannot thank you enough. >> candidates like martin o'malley and governor mike huckabee couldn't muster up 2% of the vote. >> it didn't turn out like we wanted it tonight. >> for them, iowa is the end of
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the road. >> a lot of people talked about turnout, turnout is so important, so vital and turnout would have helped donald trump when in fact it was record turnout. in 2012, 121,500 republicans voted, this year over 185,000 did and ted cruz got nearly 52,000, which is a record for any republican candidate date in the state of iowa. >> those are significant numbers and a huge jump from last time, so it used to be that it was winner take all in iowa. that's not the case now. explain to us. >> no, it isn't. not until marsh 15 when we get to the states where winner take all states come into play. iowa breaks it down by delegates. it's proportional, so donald trump and marco rubio were in second place. they tied with seven delegates, but ted cruz who finished in
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first only gets eight. the delicate count is not really what it's about. last night it was ted cruz with all the momentum. if you look on the democratic side where it isn't official yet, but the delegate count, maybe hillary clinton will have one more delegate. at least five cases were decided by a coin flip, if there were not enough delegates that decided by the number, if people left the room, it was decided by a coin flip. that is the case where hillary clinton won. she was 5-0 in coin flip last night. >> you get every detail. that's why we adore you. thank you so much, mike. new hampshire is the next battleground state for the white house. bernie sanders arriving overnight, immediately talking to the crowd. others were already there, getting ready for next tuesday's first primary in the 2016 presidential race. it will be a much different pros than iowa, but equally at
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important. lisa stark is live in manchester, new hampshire. sanders already arriving home for pretty close to it. how confident is he going into next tuesday's primary there? >> well, you know, dell, he is almost like the native son from the neighboring state of rearmont. he is very well liked. here in new hampshire, he has in some polls a double digit lead. bernie sanders defied expectations all along. he said he's ready to do the same in new hampshire. here's what he had to say. >> and now in new hampshire, we will astound the world again. i think our vision for america, a vision in which people should not be working longer hours for lower wages, while seeing almost all new income and wealth going to the top 1%.
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that message is resonatinging iowa, it's resonating in new hampshire and in communities all over america. >> wow, don't count hillary clinton out, she is also well loved. she did manage to pull out a victory here and propel her campaign out. >> many say she has to close the gap to show momentum coming out of iowa. donald trump on the republican side leading polls in new hampshire. how have things changed now that he has been beaten by ted cruz? >> well, that is the interesting question. you know, new hampshire is not as conservative as iowa. we'll see how that plays out for ted cruz. analysts want to see some of the
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air coming out of the donald trump balloon. he projects himself also the winner. he was not the winner in iowa. we spoke with a man well versed in the politics in new hampshire, jed gregg does not think trump will come out on top. >> polls are really sort of -- well, they don't reflect what people do when they vote. when a person's polled, they have no vested interest, they say what they are frustrated about. in new hampshire, they take the time to meet the cashed dates, 60% of the people have met the candidates. they are serious bit and are not going to throw their vote away. >> the question is who will they vote for. we have this centrist group really counting on new hampshire, john kasich, chris christie, je jeb bush. now with marco rubio doing so well in iowa, the question is will he sort of take the lead
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away from them here. it's going to be an interesting week ahead. >> what can we expect next week in new hampshire? >> we can expect a lot of campaign events. there are 20 on top today for all the candidates. also we can expect two more debates, the democrats and actually hillary clinton's urging an add add debate. now just sanders and clinton on the stage thursday night and the republicans will debate on saturday night. we'll have to see if that has an impact on the race near in new hampshire, it could. >> lisa stark in new hampshire where it is a balmy 32, thank you very much. stay with us. we'll have much more on the iowa caucuses and new hampshire coming up. this morning, long awaited talks on the war in syria are underway after the assad
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government agreed to have humanitarian aid to be delivered to besieged syrian towns. moments ago, syrian government delegation gave a different assessment of the talks. we have the latest from geneva. >> last night, you heard the u.n. really announcing with much more optimism than we'd heard in the past several days that these proximity talks, as far as they were concerned were officially underway. now, the idea for this meeting was for the syrian regime to discuss a way to end the humanitarian crisis in syria. in fact, what we heard is that the syrian regime here, the delegation representing the syrian regime has not yet received a final list of all the delegates representing the opposition. time and again, throughout this brief press conference that he gave, he insisted that there are procedural matters that need to
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be dealt with before these negotiations can really begin in earnest, and so at this stage, that leaves us wondering if any kind of agreement can actually be made to try to lift any sieges that are going on in syria, so you have pessimism being expressed by the syrian regime today, saying look, we were here and ready as of the 25th of the month, we've been waiting for the syrian option to get its act together and get here. now they're here, we don't know who is here negotiating on their behalf. that was frustration you were hearing, but today we're hearing frustration from the main negotiating body for the opposition. they've been meeting for the last two and a half hours trying to decide if they are going to proceed with the meeting that they're supposed to have later this afternoon approximate staffan de mistura. right now, it looks less
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promising than it did earlier this morning as far as what more can be achieved throughout the day. the u.n. special envoy staffan de mistura would not comment on how long he expected the first round of talks to last but hopes negotiations will achieve something by next week. isil claiming responsibility for a suicide talk at an iraqi army base. the secretary of state john kerry saying the war in syria and the fight against isil creating humanitarian catastrophes, calling the situation the kind we have not seen since world war ii. >> people in madaya eating leaves and grass or animals of one kind or another that they manage to capture. people who have not had a resupply for months, 113 requests by the united nations provide supply and only 13 have been granted by the assad
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regime. >> kerry calling for a unified response to stop isil as isil has now claimed responsibility for that suicide attack. officials saying at least 18 iraqi troops were killed during the attack that occurred north of ramadi. the two saturday bombers were stopped but a third got inside a believe and set off a bomb. world health organization declared the zika virus an international emergency. the agency said it's because the disease i guess spreading rapidly and may be linked to an alarming spike in birth defects. now people in many countries, including the u.s. wonder if the virus will reach their shores. rob reynolds has the latest. >> southern california is a prime jumping off point for travelers heading to and from countries affected by the zika virus. >> los angeles is a gateway of germs because this city has
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every day millions of peoples coming from many different country, including africa, asia and europe, so we do not know what type of infections are coming every day. >> public health officials have a message for anyone considering travel to the affected areas. >> what we really are trying to tell people at this point in time, while research is on going, if you are pregnant, to did he ever travel to the countries that are current lifted on the c.d.c. website, which talk about south america, central america, and parts of mexico. >> there is concern the disease could also travel here, the el niño weather system is bringing more rain to california. experts aren't sure whether that may create more watery breeding has been at that time for the mosquitoes that spread the zika virus. >> it's a combination of factors for mosquitoes to breed well. el niño might wash away a lot of
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that stagnant water. we do not know whether el niño is going to help or hurt us. >> regardless whether wet weather spreads the disease in the west, zika is likely to become a permanent health risk in some parts of the u.s. >> mainly likely in florida and southern texas, that area has warm weather and high humidity that mosquitoes actually spread. >> the world has seen novel diseases jump from animals to humans before, like sars. they can spread in a matter of weeks due to the ease of global travel. >> we're changing the way we live in this current environment with respect to destroying forests, coming more in contact with animals, having a faster turnaround of travel. before it took us a really long time to go around the world. now you can go around the world
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in like one day. >> moving infection is continuously problem. zika won't be the last one. there will be something else will come next one. >> dengue fever, sars, chikungunya, mers and now zika, that kill due to globalization and human pressure on the environment. the only thing we can be certain of is that more diseases like these will emerge. rob reynolds, al jazeera, los angeles. a major storm in utah making a huge mess on the roads monday, more than two feet falling in some areas, drivers may not have been used to the heavy snow since parts of the state hadn't seen that much snow in four years. nicole, how bad is it going to get? >> dependency which side you are, we have a stormy side and snowy side. today if you take your weather
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from the groundhog, they might want to stay in their burrows. most of this is snow. the heaviest band could go over a foot and then on the opposite side, we have even the risk for tornadoes. i'll have more on that in the next half hour. eight to 12 inches not out of the question. we had that in kansas where this is starting to taper off, the core shifting more to the north and east. by later today, some of that could be we are getting some of the snow into wisconsin but more of the heavy stuff will transition that direct. it's not just the snow, it's the wind. we've had high winds gusting easily 20, 30 miles an hour, close to 40 miles an hour. that's what drives all the heavy snowfall and makes white out conditions. that's why we have blizzard warnings up, a lot of places not quite high enough with the winds for long enough periods of time to be quite a blizzard, but near blizzard definitely, pretty peril through the day today in
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some cases. there's the temperature divide as well, behind this, temperatures in the 20's and 30's. chicago, this is another place you receive transi guess, maybe a little snow in the morning and pretty much rain and temperatures go above freezing into this afternoon. there is a big contrast across the country behind and ahead with the 70's ahead, that's what will fuel that severe storm area i was talking about. we'll talk more about that coming up. if you're not dealing with the snow, you're dealing with the other side. tell the cruz' victory in iowa not cheered by everyone. >> republicans worry it could lead to a fractured nominating process. killings in chicago at an all time high. some accuse of the police are now holding back.
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we will go on to get the republican nomination and we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there. >> oh, my, donald trump sounding confident despite coming second in iowa. >> going in, he was leading in most polls, but voters going for ted cruz. cruz is looking to bring that momentum to new hampshire after his big win last night. the managing editor at university of virginia -- center for politics joins us from washington, d.c. this morning. thanks for being with us. cruz wins iowa, donald trump barely beating marco rubio. how divided is the republican party and how long will this
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ideological fight go on? >> i think the gop is quite divided, but the thing is that cruz looks very much like past iowa winners, rick santorum and mike huckabee won the last couple times in iowa. ted cruz is that kind of candidate, someone who appeals to very conservative voters and religiousous voters. new hampshire you couldn't expect cruz to do that well. i think cruz will make a show of trying to do well in new hampshire, but i think effectively moves on to south carolina, which is the state after new hampshire and looks like iowa in terms of its ideological and reege makeup. >> the democrats are more concerned about marco rubio than anyone on the republican side. do you see the party coalescing behind him? >> i think so, although he has another hurdle in new hampshire.
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there are a number of establishment oriented candidates who didn't really compete in iowa but are in new hampshire, jeb bush, chris christie and john kasich. i think if rubio can finish ahead of all of them in new hampshire, he would really solidify himself as kind of the candidate of the gop leadership, and i think some of those other candidates would get out. >> let's talk about the democrats, clinton, sanders, tight as tight can be, clinton declares victory, but it was a win for sanders, as well. who gets to walk out of iowa with their head held high saying i did it? >> i think both candidates can claim victory to some extent. this was a very close race in the weeks leading up to iowa. it looks like in the terms of delegates, it will be a wash in iowa. for clinton, iowa and new hampshire are white and liberal, tailor-made for bernie sanders, so as long as clinton can sort
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of muddle through in new hampshire and not lose do badly, she can move on to nevada and south carolina, which are better states for her. sanders can say his campaign was kind of a joke when he entered and it's got so strong that he could basically play hillary clinton to a tie in iowa, which is impressive in itself. if you try to figure out is going to pass the nomination, clinton i think is obvious and sanders isn't. >> some say she only needs to close the gap in new hampshire in order to show well. there is concern that if either donald trump or ted cruz won iowa and went on to get the nomination, that it is doomed for the nomination. is that a fear now? >> it seems a lot of gop leaders would have preferred trump to win, but in reality, they don't want either to be their nominee. luckily for gop leaders, rubio
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did a lot better than i think the polls indicated and rubio's kind of a logical guy to get a lot of support from sitting members of congress, and also, if you were to be a nominee, one would expect him to perform better in the general election than trump or cruz. >> ok. kyle, as always, thank you very much. stay with us, because we are going back to iowa live for a look at the roll that minorities played and the iowa results. also ahead, bill cosby heads back to court this morning. why his lawyer says the sexual assault case against him will be thrown out before it even starts. we are live at the courthouse.
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to an alarming spike in birth defect. a vaccine could take years. >> no official winner in the iowa caucuses, hillary clinton holding a half point personal point over bernie sanders. ted cruz defeating donald trump, marco rubio a very close third. michael shure is live in des moines this morning. michael, are we any slower to officially knowing who won among the democrats? >> good morning, again, del, yeah, are we closer? yes, we're closer, but they're only releasing these things little by little, combing through a couple other precincts that remain and the other part of that is that it doesn't really matter for these candidates. the narrative is going to be written about the final numbers, the campaign of bernie sanders saying they want the raw numbers released, not just the percentages. the narrative is that they
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closed the gap, got closer to hillary clinton, maybe she fended off a candidate but by not losing to that candidate, but the tie is going to be the narrative. there doesn't seem to be that much excitement about hillary clinton becoming the first female president of the united states with that. >> i think it's because it's an older story now. she has been the candidate before. she's been a prominent part of the way people have watched politics over the last 10 for some people, 20 for some other people years. you are in iowa and iowa is one of the five whitest states in
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the country, so when barack obama came in here and won, it was more of a story about his minority at that time than it would have been about hillary clinton's, but as she gets into the nominating process a little further and as -- if she were to become the nominee, it would be about, you know, breaking another glass ceiling for hillary clinton, which she's done a number of times all right. i think it's something the people will pay more attention to, were she to that the nominee coming up in the fall. >> michael shure for us in des moines, iowa, thank you very much. you now get to get some sleep, michael thanks. live images out of new hampshire, chris christie is speaking hoping to win over voters there after a disappointing showing in iowa. if no republican candidate date emerges, it could lead to a brokered convention this summer. that has some of the party
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concerned about unity. libby casey explains. >> mr. chairman and delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> no is thought a unified republican party. >> obviously we're having a few technical problems with that report from libby casey. we hope to get that to you shortly. the f.b.i. is joining the investigation into the water crisis in flint michigan this as state officials say high levels of lead remain in some areas. it's been more than a month stint flint started adding a chemical to the water supply that is supposed to stop the lead leeching from lead pipes. women and pregnant women are
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warned not to drink water. big companies by facing assault charges in pennsylvania, charges his lawyer wants thrown out. it hinges on an alleged deal del with the previous prosecutor, what can we expect in court today? >> one of the most famous entertainers in the country if not the world will appear here in court shortly. his defense team is likely to argue that the case against him should be dropped based on a more than 10-year-old agreement he signed with the then district attorney bruce castor. >> bill cosby appeared unsteady on his feet arriving in the courthouse in december to answer to a charge of indecent sexual assault to which etch pleaded not guilty. he and his attorneys hope to get the cases thrown out.
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the then prosecutor agreed not to prosecute. this press release was issued more than 10 years ago: sos by's attorney argue the prosecution is politically motivated brought about by an ambitious new d.a. who made cosby part of his campaign in a bid to win the job. >> first assistant d.a. with a 98% conviction rate and tough sentences for sexual crimes. >> bruce castor said there was a deal and is willing apparently to testify for the defense, for cosby at a hearing. the state, or the common law of
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pennsylvania is saying there was no deal. >> there's no response. >> the question could be key to whether the prosecutor's case goes forward. >> i offer this message to those brave women, your experience was just like mine and mine just like yours. >> more than 50 women have made allegations against cosby, accusing him of plying them with drugs before assaulting them. controls by has denied any wrongdoing and the case in pennsylvania is the only one that has resulted in a criminal charge, filed after his statements in a federal civil lawsuit she brought against him in 2005 became public. >> why would bill cosby testify and incriminate himself, because that's what he did at the deposition and not take the fifth amendment. either there was an agreement or it was his understanding that he had to do it, that he wouldn't be prosecuted or testimony wouldn't be used against him or he had a really bad lawyer. >> well, the prosecution is going to argue that there's no
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such thing as a non-prosecution agreement. it's not possible here in the state of pennsylvania for that to happen. the only people that can wave prosecution of an individual is the courts, and there's no record that have ever having happened. it's a bright, cold, very sunny morning here in norris town, pennsylvania at the moment. there's a helicopter flying overhead. we're expecting mr. cosby to arrive any moment. the pretrial hearing i guess slated to get underway at 9:30. john, thank you. >> lets bring in a former prosecutor and professor at cleveland marshall college of love. we appreciate your time to much. this alleged deal that happened between the prosecutor and bill cosby's team, do things like that happen? is it common? >> well, in my experience, as a former prosecutor, also as a defense attorney, and in my work studies where i've studied these
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matters as a law professor, i think these things do happen. i think the general public might be surprised about the extent to which there are back room deals or informal matters. i think it's relatively rare that they would come to light or be a part of a discussion. >> why is it so difficult to get to the bottom of whether or not this deal actually happened? >> well, i think first and foremost, there was no writing. for the most part, whether you're dealing with cases in pennsylvania and throughout the united states, when there is some sort of agreement not to prosecute, that would certainly typically be in writing. i mean, i think that even non-lawyers would want to see something that clearly evidences such an agreement. i think also a number of jurisdictions to the extent there is such an agreement, that would have been something that would have been approved before a judge or a magistrate, and
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that does not appear to be the case here. so we are ultimately down to he said-she said to the extent we can understand about what happened. >> what are you looking for as a lawyer, do you observe what's going to happen today in this pretrial hearing, what are you looking for? >> well, what i would be looking for from the point of view of the defense would be a really tight effort to keep this about the technical matters of whether or not there was in fact an agreement. i think for a number of lay people, they are wanting to get to the substance of the case. they are wanting to hear about whether or not these allegations are true. i think that it is really important for the defense to keep this focused on this technical pretrial matter. from the point of view of the prosecutor, i think that the sides arguing that there is no agreement, i think the prosecutor will have to try to
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insist upon the fact that this is about the ability not just of andrea to have her day in court, remember this is a prosecution, an opportunity for the people to be heard. i think that's what the prosecution has got to do. they've got to focus on the justice aspects of this. >> so, let's just assume for the sake of argument that the judge does not throw this out, and this continues its way through the legal process. this particular trial, this particular case, can it have an effect on other lawsuits that bill cosby is facing? >> well, certainly technically and procedural, this is a case that is happening in the state y would be limited to the state of pennsylvania. i think as we all know, this is
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the sort of thing that would have a tremendous impact on judges throughout the country who hear this in the event that any such case will be brought before them. also the general public would be very strongly affected about the outcome in today's case, so technically, a very narrow focus, but i think that this is far broader than what's happening in that pennsylvania courtroom today. >> well said there. ms. bucknor, thank you for joining us. we are finding out more about the inmates that were on the run in california. all three planned their escape about six months ago and shortly after getting out, allegedly kidnapped a taxi driver. days later they fought whether to kill the driver, one inmate left with the hostage with him and turning hips in, the other two arrested on saturday. police in seattle arrested
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three teen angers in a fatal shooting at a homeless camp. the suspects are between the ages of 13 and 17. they believe the three opened fire at the camp known as the jungle, killing two and injuring three others. it is not clear if the suspects are also homeless, but police think the shooting may have been drug related. less than three months after the shakeup at the chicago police department, the city seeing a huge spike in homicides and shootings. as hermela aregawi reports, police are disagreeing about just what's behind it. >> the chicago police department's latest numbers reveal a bleak start to 2016. last month was the deadliest january the city has seen in more than 16 years. there were 51 murders, a 75% jump from the year before, and 292 shooting victims, almost double the amount last january. >> we can't put our finger on it. believe me, we talk about it every day. >> a 29-year-old veteran of the
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democratic has been interim responsibility superintendent for two months. he blames gang violence and said the shootings are a result of personal disputes. he disagrees with those who point to less aggressive policing. >> the ability to do your job underneath a finish bowl of what's happening right now is incredibly detrimental to policing. >> last month in chicago, street stops were down 80%. the police department says that's because officers have to use a new lengthier form to record what happened, not because of any slowdown. >> to address the spike in views rentals, the department will move 400 officers and sergeants from foot patrol into vehicles. the superintendent says that will make officers more visible. >> let's talk about what the president of the police union is saying and the story in the report you just talked about, the fish bowl for police officers. >> the superintendent also and
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would mitts that of the -- admits some of the officers have talked about with him the aftermath of the video release of the shootings. he points to december after leadership change when there wasn't a significant change, so he's really blaming the paperwork here. floridaed high court fearing an argument in a case that could determine the fate of the death penalty in that state, the justice are looking at whether an execution scheduled for next week should go forward. last month, the u.s. supreme court ruling the state system for imposing the death penalty violates the constitution because it allows the judge to say overly the juries. there are 390 people on death row in florida. this morning, investigators are trying to pinpoint a cause for last year's deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. new documents released focus on
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the engineer. >> amtrak 188 was traveling between washington and new york when it veered off the traction in may, killing eight and injuring 200 more. monday the ntsb released thousands of pages of documents related to work on the crash. the train's engineer who suffered a concussion shedding little light into the cause. attorneys representing victims criticized the engineer for changing his store numerous times. >> there was no memory of the key person in this whole tragedy. in may, days after the event, and then there is an elaborate description of what he remembers and doesn't remember, and mainly, we have focused on what he says he recalls, and what he recalls is that he was operating the train, knowing where he was. >> three days after the
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accident, brandon told the ntsb he remembered very little in the moments before a crash but in a second interview said he had a dream like memory when he was braking when he felt the train going too fast into a curve, telling investigators he thought this is it, i'm going over. >> we do not believe at all that he had a medical condition which mysteriously allowed memory to seep back into his head. we believe that his inconsistent story speaks volumes about him and his credibility and believability at trial. >> among the ntsb findings was this video showing the moment the train fell off the tracks. according to the released documents, the train was traveling 106 miles per hour where the speed limit was only 50. bostian told investigators that while he was comfortable with the locomotive, he had only sporadic experience on the model he was driving. he reported someone throwing
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rocks at the train before it derailed. investigators ruled out that he ever used his cell phone during the trip. the ntsb documents revealed more information about the track site. a braking system was installed on the southbound tracks but not on the northbound side where the derailment occurred. attorneys argue the blame lies with the engineer. >> there was no problem with the system, no problem with the tracks, no problem with the locomotive, no problem with the brakes. what we've learned is the problem was brandon bostian. will there be six more weeks of winter or no? >> punxsutawney phil letting us know what's in store. did he or did he not see his shadow?
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this is the 130t 130th prediction of punxsutawney phil. he has only been right 15 times. parts of the country are bracing for another round of
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severe weather. >> i have to dig myself out of the hole. >> you said. >> i said he's not a forecaster and said i feel bad for him having to get pulled out of his nice warm bed in front of cameras. there's a lot of places because of rain or snow. there's not going to be any shadow to be cast. we'll see what that does for your winter. the southern end is what we are concerned about now because with all the heat in the area, we have plenty of moisture, this will draw more in through the course of the day. we can see showers and popcorn spots of heavier rain and thunderstorms popping up with this. definitely some severe weather during the day. anywhere from the gulf coast to the great lakes watching for that, the areas highlighted in orange, those are the highest risks and especially high wind and even tornadoes definitely a threat through the course of the day. i mentioned we're in the warm sector back behind us on the snow why side, 20s and 30s.
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very, very mild especially for february, february 2. temperatures will be in the 70's through the course of the day. this is how the rest of that shapes up. today is the most significant weather in terms of both snow and severe weather risk. this is how it lays out this afternoon. you can see the thunderstorms and snow shifting to places like wisconsin and michigan and then in the day tomorrow, most of the east coast, this will be rain except extreme new england. >> almost final tort lunar new year in china trying to make their way home with 100,000 people stranded at this rail station because of bad weather. google tech becoming the most valuable company in the
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world. peyton manning answers tough questions about h.g.h. allegations.
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>> yahoo will be cutting costed and getting rid of 1400 jobs. an employee alleged the performance reviews were unfair, saying she was fired even though earlier raiders in a review.
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google's alphabet has become the top company. superbowl 50 kicks off in five days. the leadup to the game has already started. what used to be known as basic simple media day is now called opening night. >> peyton manning found himself dealing with questions about h.g.h. first raised in an al jazeera investigation. john henry smith has more. >> it was part pep rally, part clown show and all glitz, the nfl's rebranding of superbowl media day as superbowl opening night put its prime stars in prime time. >> i'm going to take it with me.
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i might wear it to the pregame. what do you think? >> the carolina panthers and denver broncos had to share the spotlight with everyone from miss universe and her puppet pal to this super guy, who may have just given cam newton the shirt off his back. >> what's the p. stand for? number 18, peyton manning. >> newton's counterpart in this game is 39-year-old peyton manning. he, too was asked about lighter subjects and about the game, but he also had to answer a question about the al jazeera report alleging that human growth hormone had been sent to his home. >> what this report alleges that i did is simply not true. it's fabricated. it's junk, it's garbage, i can give you a long list of other words for it. i can guarantee you this
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investigation, what it will find is a big fat nothing. >> manning hasn't decided if sunday's superbowl would be his final game. he is just going to concentrate on enjoying the moment. >> i'm going to enjoy it and soak it up, especially playing in superbowl 50 because of the significance. >> the nfl put over 7,000 tickets on sale for just under $30. they sold every one of them. some were going for $195 on stubhub. >> i don't even know how to process that. clearly there are a lot of fans, the hordes of reporters, there, as well, so many reporters. >> about 5500 credentialed reporters for this week's event. most of them showed up for opening night.
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the media bus left the hotel on game day with the green bay packers without a single reporter onboard. wearing a homemade soccer jersey just to get a chance to heat his hero is this child. >> he made a splash kicking soccer balls while wearing his plastic bag shirt, miss favorite player and his momentum made shirt that blue and white stripes painted on like the national jersey. >> officials are trying to set up a meeting with his idol in spain. >> he's so cute, i can watch him all day. i hope that meeting will actually happen. that's it for us here in in the morning on the day after the iowa caucuses. we are back tomorrow morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. we're going to take a closer look at islamaphobia in the u.s. as president obama will visit a mosque, the first time a u.s.
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president that done so. for more, go to aljazeera.com. government gains on the ground in syria, now both sides casting doubt on talks in geneva. i have the world news from al jazeera, also coming up, a blow for donald trump and a nail biting result for hillary clinton in the first vote in the long race to the white house. the link between the zika virus and birth fee effects, labeled guilty until proven innocent. google's parent company overtakes apple as the

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