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a final push in dueling town halls the republican and democrating candidates try to connect with voters ahead of tomorrow's contest in nevada and south carolina. >> faith versus politics and trump softening his stance when the pope said that trump is not a christian. scalia today. and what is happening to tens of thousands of drivers regarding their commutes. ♪
the battle for voters in the final day ahead of the next presidential continue test, the candidate also be out stumping today ahead of the south carolina primary on the republican and democratic caucuses in nevada and good morning i'm dell walters. >> i'm stephanie sy and hillary clinton and sanders are riding voters in new hampshire and hispanics could determine who wins. >> they are outcome painting in south carolina ahead of tomorrow's gop primary there and robert ray is live this morning in columbia, south carolina and robert the candidates were at that town hall meeting last night and things got a little feisty. >> it's crunch time for gop moving around the great state of south carolina and we should also say a brand new poll came out of "the wall street journal" that looks at the top three candidates. let's pull up that graphic if we can. look at donald trump today leading at 28% whereas in
january it was 36%, del, ted cruz 23 and january 20% and he has gained footing in the past couple weeks since being in the south carolina region and rubio15% today and 14% in january so not a whole lot of headway but we expect a horse race between the three in the next 24 hours as voters will go out to their primary positions, starting tomorrow. but last night as you mentioned the cnn town hall did get a little feisty and donald trump says he is perhaps the best candidate and some people on the fence, let's listen. >> we have to be tough to protect our country and i have a great tear temperament and don't build a great company with very little debt and all the kinds of things i have and i have employees who have been with me many years and great people and have been with me a long time but we need a certain toughness.
>> reporter: and then some more tender moments, some more subdued moments, some reaction from the crowd as governor casich went out in the crowd and embraced one of the voters. >> the strength of america is not some guy or woman coming in on a white charger here to solve our problems. it's anderson, america, the glue of america is right here in this room, it's in our communities, in our families, we need to slow down and then we got to carry out our god-given destinies. >> reporter: del of course governor jeb bush always seems to be defending his family line and again that happened last night. >> put aside the fact he was the first, the youngest navy pilot in world war ii, served this country in so many different ways including being president, he is just a fine man, a person of integrity and honesty and courage. >> reporter: talking about his father, george bush, who was the
president of the united states and of course we know his brother also the president of the united states, del. >> and robert and this may be putting it mildly this is a much different contest than we saw in iowa and new hampshire and what makes this one so important? >> indeed it is very different contest, first of all bigger state than ohio sorry rather iowa and new hampshire and much more at stake. the gop winner here in the state will take down 29 delegates with a total of 50 delegates here in the state of south carolina and also more diverse and mostly a white population in new hampshire and iowa, of course here you have an african/american base, you have a white base and you also have a big military scenario here, the vote, the veteran vote is big, a big thing here in the state of south carolina and i think that you know we will see them come out in droves tomorrow and as a matter of fact we will try to talk to many of the people today
when marco rubio stumps here in a few hours. >> robert thank you very much. while the republicans duke it out in south carolina nevada is the next contest for the democratic candidates running neck and neck and the new nebraska kr wall street journal pole shows sanders surging and 32% say they back the vermont senator up from 34% a month ago but an fox news national poll out shows a closer race with sanders slightly ahead of clinton for the first time and clinton and sanders took questions from voters thursday night at a town hall in las vegas and al jazeera political correspondent michael shore has more. >> reporter: both democratic candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders sat down with moderators and answered questions from the audience, an audience made up of many latino voters in nevada and of course while immigration is not the only issue of concern to latino vote in the united states it is
certainly something they wanted a chance to talk with the candidates about, bernie sanders went first and was asked what he would do to change this and how quickly he would do that. >> my immigration policy is to unite famililys, not to divide families. when i was here in las vegas a couple of months ago i heard a story, a young man who was in the united states military, while he was in the united states military his wife was deployed, can you believe that? clearly those are not the policies, clearly those are not the policies that i want to sea see and i will change those policies. >> how long when you get there how long would it take to change those policies? because i've been waiting six years, six years out of my life. >> well, i can't -- we will use our executive office and power as much as we can hopefully we will have the cooperation of the
united states congress. >> reporter: and sanders wasn't the only one to feel the urgency of these voters, it then went to hillary clinton and hillary clinton was asked about daka, about keeping families together and how she would prioritize it in a clinton administration. >> i would do it on two paths and i would do it on a separate piece of legislation and part of comprehensive immigration reform. but we've got to get rid of it because i met a young dreamer who was brought here when she was seven months old and has a younger sister who is a citizen, her father is a legal resident and mother undocumented, her mother cannot leave their family for three or ten years to go back to where she came from, leaving her family and her daughters alone to wait until she can get in line to be able to come back. it makes no sense. it breaks up families. it is burdensome, we are going to end it and i'm going to do everything i can to get it ended as soon as possible. >> secretary clinton one
follow-up to chuck, do you promise to deal with immigration reform within the first 100 days? >> absolutely and introduce legislation and i'm going to call anybody on the committee democrats and republicans alike. >> 100 days. >> this is the top of the list and a day before the caucus in nevada both candidates got a chance to appeal to the latino voters which make it 28% of the population in nevada and that is not lost on either of these candidates. >> michael shore reporting in south carolina hillary clinton is expected to pick up a big endorsement later today from long serving congressman jim cliburn and the third highest ranking and third african/american in congress. donald trump is softening his stance on pope francis one day afraiding angry words for the pope. >> i have respect for the pope
but i would say i think he was very much interpreted. >> reporter: now that was at last night's town hall in south carolina and folks saying that trump earlier wasn't a christian over his immigration stance but the catholic leader dodged a question on whether he thinks americans shouldn't vote for trump and patricia has more. >> reporter: criticism of the highest order, traveling home from mexico where he called for compassion for immigrants fleeing poverty and war and pope francis took aim at republican presidential hopeful donald trump over the candidate's plan to build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out of the united states. >> translator: this man is not a christian if that is what he says. >> reporter: not known for turning the other cheek trump pulled no punches with the pontiff. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. if and when the vatican is attacked by i.s.i.s., which is
every one knows is i.s.i.s.'s ultimate trophy i can promise that the pope would have wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: with two days of campaigning left before the republican primary in south carolina trump's smack down with the holy seed left some rivals bobbing and weaving. >> first of all i love the pope and i don't think that is the whole quote. i don't question anybody's christianity because i honestly believe that is a relationship you have with your creator. >> i would like to see the holy father's whole statement before i comment on it. >> reporter: donald trump says it will work in his favor. >> because of that people love the fact of donald trump what you see is what you get. he is a man as i said before that is saying who is bold enough to say publically what millions of americans who have been whispering privately. >> reporter: the pope's standing with american conservatives was sliding before
he tangled with trump, a poll released ahead of the pontiff's visit to the united states last july suggested only 45% of conservatives viewed him favorably. a 27% drop from the year before. >> the pope only heard one side of the story. >> reporter: and though trump blamed mexican officials for prejudicing the pontiff against him the candidate has left no doubt about his willingness to tackle his critics including those with the holyist of intentions. patricia with al jazeera. and the pope also talking about birth control and zika, this morning catholic leaders in latin america are responding and pope suggesting women could use contraceptives to protect the young born from tell virus and saying the comments should not be seen as a free pass to use birth control and the catholic church has opposed to use of contraception. a somber day in supreme
court and scalia will lie in repose in the great hall and will pay respects and the public allowed to visit and controversy is brewing over his funeral tomorrow and libby casey is in washington and good morning and tell us more about the ceremony and what to expect. >> stephanie the body of scalia is expected to arrive at the court at 9:30 then there will be a private ceremony after which the public can come in and pay their respects and president obama will be on hand today with the first lady but as you mentioned there is some controversy because he does not plan to attend tomorrow's funeral. now the white house says vice president biden will be attending and the white house points out that the vice president had a relationship with justice scalia and knows the family and says that his security foot print is somewhat lighter so it will interfere less with the funeral but this is still getting criticism from the likes of ted cruz who has
said the president should be going. now, ted cruz plans to leave the campaign trail tomorrow to come to the funeral, this is a decision the campaign made late in the day yesterday and announced and big moment in the south carolina primary but the cruz campaign i think views this as an opportunity not just for him to come back to washington and pay his respects but it may not hurt him politically like a state like south carolina and cruz was a supreme court clerk and attorney general of texas so this is not a huge surprise. now some say that if president obama had attended tomorrow's funeral it may reach across a partisan divide here in washington but one can wonder if that really would have made any difference because of the heightened political tension right now stephanie. >> is it customary for a president for attend the funeral of a supreme court justice? >> you know, there have only been four support justices that died serving on the bench and
about 65 years and it's been a mixed bag. when justice reinquist died president bush attended and don't always attend the funeral and because it's rare it's up to the president to decide what he chooses to do. >> libby casey reporting from washington, libby thank you. breaking news now out of libya where air strikes have killed more than 30 people. they happened this morning at an i.s.i.l. camp in western libya near the tunesia border and u.s. officials confirmed american aircraft carried out the strikes and reportedly targeted a senior i.s.i.l. member who is believed to help plan two deadly attacks in tunisia last year. president obama signing off regarding north korea after they launched the long range rocket and will attempt to cutoff money getting to the north and freezes the assets of anyone who is connected with if country's nuclear program and human rights
abuses and iraq this morning search forking s for what is dangerous radio action material that is stolen and could be used to make weapons if i.s.i.l. gets it's hands on it and stolen in november from a storage center from a u.s. company that worked on oil fields in iraq and noe e elevated levels since it went missing. meeting in geneva to discuss a pause for the ongoing conflict if syria and wider talks to end the fighting are expected later today and john kerry and sergei fedorov reached a truce deal and turkey prime minister paid respects to the victims of a bomb blast he blames on a syrian-kurdish fighter and he laid flowers near the armed forces headquarters in ankara and 28 were killed in a suicide attack on wednesday and dana is in southern turkey with the latest. >> the turkish military shelling
positions of the syrian armed group the ypg very close to its border. it has been shelling its positions for sometime now but ever since the bombing in ankara on wednesday it has intensified the bombardment and blames wpg saying the car bomber is a member of the group and received help from the inside turkey and continuing the bombardment on the ground as well, the syrian government and its allies pushing ahead on a number of front lines, against the opposition, not just in aleppo but in the province of latika and the ypg and its allies also putting pressure on the opposition taking ground from them in the northern countryside of aleppo so many different layers in the conflict, the war rages on and no sign really that there is going to be a pause in the fighting at least in the near future. dana is reporting from southern turkey and u.n.
secretary-general ban ki-moon says when a truce is in place it will need monitoring at the local and national level to make sure it's not violated and as they said it's questionable whether this truce is going to happen at all. >> a lot of people don't believe and thought the fighting would lead up to the day of the truce and then stop but it has not stopped. well, just in time for the weekend some warmer weather is moving in, good morning nicole. >> yeah, given all of the hard time i got for last week. >> we didn't give you a hard time last week >> sub zero we should definitely get kudos today for this particular forecast and already we had temperatures in the central united states in references easily in the 60s and 70s, well up north, billings again almost near 60 degrees today and that is in part because ahead of the next system will pull out of the west a deep southeasterly flow and along with that there has also been some high winds and also some problems because it's been dry with a fire danger.
now the winds into portions of the northern plains have shifted now more out of the west and more out of the south in the great lakes but some very high winds even this morning in the 40 miles per hour range especially in south dakota through the day and some could go 60-70 miles per hour so watch the high profile vehicles, all the browns are different wind advisories and because of that and dry weather we have is a much smaller area today and a fire danger such as kansas and missouri, otherwise though the temperatures continue to spread the warmth eastward and while it was below average last weekend up and down the east coast some of the temperatures washington d.c. possibly 62 tomorrow could be 10-20 degrees above average just between one weekend. >> it sounds so much nicer than below zero. >> almost spring like. >> thanks nicole. >> spanning danger. bridges at a breaking point and tens of thousands are on the brink of failing altogether. a leak field and a gas well in southern california is
♪ this morning officials in california are saying that methane gas leak that forced hundreds from their homes has finally been sealed. >> they will do what it can to fix the damage caused by the leak in porter ranch but that process could take years. [chanting] it's the long awaited news thousands of families have been waiting to hear. >> we have good news, the division of oil and gas has confirmed that the leak in the storage field is permanently sealed. >> reporter: for nearly four months methane has been fouling
the air of the up scale community of porter ranch california after a massive leak at the storage facility, 12000 people were forced to temporarily move, two schools shut down and residents say the stench made them sick. >> this is for my older boy and this is imitrax he is taking for migraines and my younger son has been having asthma attacks. >> reporter: reassure residents. >> emissions and air quality has returned to typical levels. >> reporter: now comes the enormous job of moving families back home and for an agreement with the gas and the los angeles attorney's office those living in hotels will have a week to return home, residents who moved into rental housing can stay until their lease ends and they were forced to move 30 minutes away being displaced has taken its toll. >> it's very difficult, you know, when your three-year-old turns around and says mommy i
want to go home everyday it's hard. >> reporter: and the leak may be over but the gas company's troubles are just beginning. four criminal charges have been filed against socal gas for their handling of the disaster including allegedly waiting three days to report the leak and for illegally releasing contaminants in the air and facing dozens of lawsuit by residents saying shutting down the ruptured well is not good enough. they want the entire storage facility shuttered for good. >> i will not be happy until that entire facility is shut down and those wells are either moved to some other place where it's not around a community like anybody should never be subjected to this. >> reporter: the leak is being called the worst environmental disaster since the bp oil spill and called into question the safety of all under ground storage facilities, after visiting the aliso canyon site on tuesday u.s. energy secretary
earnest said new preventative regulations are needed. >> we really have to push on what the president put into his climate action plan in 2013 looking at and reducing dramatically methane looks across the entire system. >> reporter: as they work to figure out what caused the blowout lawmakers are calling for 24/7 monitoring of the site, one well has been capped but there are 114 more potentially dangerous wells in the neighborhood. jennifer london, al jazeera, los angeles. ntsb investigating a helicopter crash that left a teen in critical condition and caught on camera by a tourist visiting pearl harbor and he was taking photos and then to video to report the chopper and when it crashed he stopped filming and jumped in the water to help with other bystander and freed the teen and the other two are
okay and the status of the other two we don't know this morning. >> nice to stop filming and try to help. a new warning today over the safety of america's bridges and many have structural problems and in need of repair and the repairs are not coming fast enough. and al jazeera john henry smith joins us and some of the most famous bridges are in the united states. >> one is behind me the iconic brooklyn bridge in new york city built in 1883 and that frankly is part of the problem, age of the 250 most heavily traveled bridges, 85% were built before 1970, not all of the bridges are in trouble but a great many of them are. the iconic brooklyn bridge and other famous spans like missouri's poplar street bridge and arlington bridge in washington d.c. are among the 250 most traveled in the united states and they are just three of nearly 59,000 american bridges that an industry group says are structurally deficient.
the american road and transportation builders association analyzed the government data and found nearly 10% of american bridges are structurally deficient, lined up they would stretch more than 1300 miles, roughly the distance between miami and new york city. those bridges are not necessarily unsafe right now but could become dangerous if deteriorating parts are not fixed soon. >> the whole bridge over the river fell down. >> reporter: r35 bridge in minneapolis was structurally deficient 17 years before it collapsed but engineers said it was safe to open and 13 people died when it came down in rush hour in 2007 and the collapse injured 155 including lindsey wals. >> my car was in an immediate free fall. >> reporter: last july adam may asked an engineer why so many bridges are in such bad shape. >> like many categories of infrastructure that we tend to
take these things for granted and perhaps we think they will last forever and defer maintenance a little bit but the reality is the highway trust fund that supports bridges, roadways in the country and transit system. >> reporter: in december president obama signed legislation reauthorizing a 18.4 cent gas tax to pay into that highway fund but that fund is running billions short of what is needed to pay for all the repairs. the report did note that over 2000 bridges were repaired in 2015 to the point they are no longer structurally deficient but at the rate repairs are going the report says it would take 21 years to fix and replace all of america's decaying bridges. >> of the top 42 most structurally deficient bridges 39 of them are in northern and southern california and as far as the state with the most
structural structurally deficient bridges is iowa. >> and the 18 cent gas tax we are paying just is not enough to fun the repairs, what are the odds that tax gets raised? >> i would say the odds are not very good in this case, not very good at all, you know, the gas tax has not been raised, the government has been very, very reticent since it was raised in 1993 and what the president signed in december tries to supplement it with mandates redistricting dividends from the federal reserve but advocates think racing gas tax would be the better, more long-term remedy. >> both sides say they will do something about it and neither side has done anything about it, john henry smith thank you very much. when we come back for the homeless. >> helping those sick and the street end their lives.
>> mdma helps with the therapeutic connection. >> exclusive access to the... >> our fears are dancing between us. >> welcome back to your world this morning, taking a look at today's top stories. politicians and every day people pay their respects to supreme court justice antonin scalia. his body will be lying in repose at the great hall.
president obama and the first lady are expected to pay their respects. his funeral will be held tomorrow. >> donald trump seems to be softening the stand he has on pope francis. says he has a lot of respect for the leader, but he had comments against leader calling his positions disgraceful. >> the republican primary in south carolina, known for its rough and tumble politics, this year no exception. al jazeera's lisa stark has a story from columbia. >> when it comes to politics, in south carolina, manners often don't matter. >> it's really ironic, we're the bless your heart people, we are
polite and spliel. busmile but we open you up sometimes. >> one candidate referred the the politician here, as a demolition derby. >> this is a man who insults his way to the nomination. >> he's lying about marriage and all sorts of -- >> this is just nuts. >> reporter: it is not what you hear in politics that characterizes the palmetto state. the stakes are high. >> that's where candidates take risks, live on the edge. that's where the third party candidates decide to pull the trigger. >> marco rubio says he's been the victim of underhanded attacks, including a fake photo
on a ted cruz campaign website. it shows rubio shaking hands with president obama. >> it's disturbing, every day they are making things up, they literally made up a picture. >> a deleted facebook pose, that claims trey gowdy was retracting his support of ted cruz. >> ads that can't even withstand fcc scrutiny. and photo-shopping pictures, you're better than that. >> phone calls that appear to be from pollsters but really political operatives trying to mislead and sway voters. >> their one hope of doing well is to make false attacks with no basis whatsoever. i will note the one person we know has done a push-pull.
is senator marco rubio. >> a fake poll was made again john mccain, implying he fathered a black child fro. the mccains have an adopted daughter from bangladesh. there is still time for the candidates to deliver the low blows. >> when you come to south carolina, it's a blood sport. politics is a blood sport. i wear heels. you have to be prepared to kick at any time. >> lisa stark, al jazeera, south carolina. >> trials are on hold for police officers, held for murder for
freddy gray. the so-called ainfluenz affluen, trying the avoid a probation violation connected to a drunk driving conviction when he was a juvenile. the defense said he was not responsible for killing a juvenile because his parents didn't teech hi teach him rightm wrong. >> supervisor on the deep water horizon only covers a single charge. jonathan martin joins us. >> only partially responsible for the bp oil disaster six years ago, they said he ignored specific red flags that were
related to the tests on the well, he concluded the well had been sealed off from any leaks but there was upward pressure from oil and gas seeping in. the well exploded and killing 11 workers and sending gas and oil goo the gulf of mexico six years ago. attorneys said he was the daytime supervisor and that these key decisions were made after his shift was complete. they also say that the rig's owner, transocean, that company should be held fully responsible, since safety checks weren't completed. his case marks the federal government's last chance to convict someone or send someone to jail related to this spill.
the former bp executives have not gone to prison but bp itself has already paid out a lot of money, in fact billions of dollars in damages. in fact, last year the oil giant agreed to a $20 billion settlement in some of these cases. the former executive robert paluza is expected to last another week or so. >> the first money from the spill is expected to be paid out in march. investigation into san bernardino shootings, fbi spent hours at the home of the brother of the shooter. nonsure what they were looking for. >> helping the fbi to get into
the shooter's phone, a federal judge ruled apple should help the fbi get into his phone phone.criminal penalties for companies that refuse to unscramble encrypted messages. the legislation has not yet been finalized. >> your monthly cable bill could be getting cheaper. the fcc moving forward with the proposal that says it will cut cost and boost competition. >> but the move will really cost more. >> the fcc has signed off oallows subscribers to choose where they rent or buy their cable boxes. that means customers could get a box and services from alternative providers like
apple, google or tivo. >> the issue is whether you are forced to rent that box every month, after month many after month, or whether you are forced to rent that app every month, after month, after month. congress was clear. they said there should be competition. >> a study shows that renting costs an average of $231 per month. >> costs are high, innovation is slow and competition is too limited. >> reporter: but two of the commissioners both republicans voted no. >> it doubles-down on the necessity of having a box, substituting one regime for another. it would introduce an entirely new set of boxes into coorms' c'
homes. >> they say the measure would actually increase costs and allow tech companies to poach tv programming. in a letter to the commission several tv execs say the any need to negotiate much less pay for rights. the proposal is coming when most consumers are cutting the cable and dropping cable. the fcc's proposal is up for public comment for the next 60 days. the agency will be using that fund to create rules on. there is a debate whether this is really going to increase diversity in programming so heads of minority media companies such as b.e.t. are
actually afraid that this is going to take money away from them because advertisers are going to go away from them. >> thank you herm la. hermela. >> wages will be different depending on the cost of living. the highest wage will eventually be paid in portland, phased in until i.t. reaches $14.75 an hour. the governor there, kate brown, says she is going to sign it. >> it is going to be a rainy weekend. any yellow mitchell. >> rain to a lot of california, a lot of our systems are stuck in the northwest, now we'll get in the pattern of most of the rain stuck in the northwest northern california northward. where the last couple of systems have started to cause other impacts across the rest of the country. putting this into motion you can see the newest band moving in
rain for the lower elevations and snow for the higher elevations and another round behind that. .places may get a brief break saturday or at least a little less moisture and more of that towards the end of the weekend. not widespread concerns, a lot of rain ton coastline we're talking between now and sunday, two or three inches, not enough to cause flood concerns, higher elevations, snow, for the skiing and snow pack. as all of these moved along they have caused more problems. air flow and weather out of the south in the central portion of the country has led to the record temperatures. also high winds. moisture moving across that northern tier of the country today. now because of that warm air that moved in most of this on the rain side where the weather
hasn't gotten warm yet. a little bit of snow in the great lakes, as a lot of this moves in overnight we will watch i.t. be rain. since some of that is rain though, a lot of that in new england is likely to be snow. not causing any problems but as we get to the rest of the day tomorrow, that starts to clear out. on the latter part of the weekend, we see more showers develop south of the great lakes, could have thunderstorms associated with that. stretches of the country you duet one or two days out of this with above average temperatures. so the weekend in a whole better than last weekend. >> nicole thank you very much. >> americans are choosing to die at home with the help of hospice care. now in salt lake city, dying with dignity is extended to those not at home.
the terminally ill homeless can die in comfort. >> salt lake city's homeless for the most vulnerable there's comfort inside this former convent. jim adams struggles with the searing pain of stage 4 bladder cancer. the 60-year-old was diagnosed last fall, the same day he lost his apartment and wound up on the street. >> i was just in shock. you know, for the first little bit there. then i accepted it. you know, and asked to come here. >> reporter: here is the in-between. a hospice for the terminally ill homeless and one of few like it np northwest. the 16 bed nonprofit opened last summer. residents have their own rooms.
they get home cooked meals served by volunteers and staff. and a calming companionship rarely found on the streets. ♪ take me home >> reporter: the in-between runs entirely on donations. local food pantries keep the kitchen stocked and cash donations keep the lights on and pay a small staff. in utah, and in most states, medicaid covers hospice care but it doesn't cover housing. so many of the terminally ill don't get treated for their pain. >> they require medications. they require home medical equipment, hospice care. those are really tough to deliver inside a shelter environment where it's a three-high bunk bed and the person might be on the bottom bunk. >> reporter: experts say the homeless face the same health
issues as others, but heart disease and diabetes can be made worst by poor nutrition and exposure to the elements. sometimes hospice care can reverse that damage. ben jones was dying of liver failure and arrived a few months ago. but medical care from dr. jeff begnali and abstaining from alcohol and good nutrition has put him on the road to recovery. >> i was a few months ago, body shut down. >> reporter: for those who reach the end of life, family staff and volunteers gather to celebrate their lives. on this day they remembered 62-year-old candace. >> i was very honored to get to
know candace in this last stage of her life. she was very special. >> jim adams says the in-between has provided him comfort. a chance to reconnect with his daughter and a sense of peace. >> how important is it for you to be here? >> i would be gone if i wasn't here. >> reporter: diane eastabrook, al jazeera, stlaiks. salt lake city. >> i'm part of that postwar baby boom generation, it's time to realize, we will all die. we're going to switch gears when we come back, a woman, the secret of her success. >> how one woman turns a district into a mole. model.
>> a once failing public school district in missouri was failing the grade now -- >> on the rebound. al jazeera's andy rosegen has the story. >> meet tiffany, part time crossing guard and full time superintendent of the jennings school district. she leaves at 2:00 in the morning to get to st. louis school district by 6:00. every day anderson sets an exhausting pace in the hallways. and she doesn't drink coffee. >> this is what a great line should look like! >> reporter: in the four years since jennings blew into the district like a whirlwind, she's opened a foundation, both high tech and low tech and she's put a washer and drier in each school for low income kids.
sheath she's set up access to a doctor in schools, reset teacher salaries. >> what do kids want to do, to do well this school? i think those are the things for me that i am most proud of. >> the jennings district, once one of missouri's lowest performing, has reached full accreditation. scholarly funds are up, the district which was operating under a $2 million deficit before anderson got here, now has a balanced budget. teacher chris sold his home in the much bigger kansas city district just so he could be here. >> she inspires greatness around her and she makes you truly believe and know for a fact that you are making a change. >> reporter: anderson's first
order of business was tackling the home lives of many of the students in this mostly black low income suburb. >> the first challenge i found in meeting people were the needs of poverty, food, literally. so in october of 2012, we opened the community cupboard. we give out 8,000 pounds of food a month which is two to 400 families. >> reporter: then she helped turn this dilapidated home into hope house, the student homeless shelter. >> when students are homeless, we must take a responsibility as a community to address that. >> she has hired former unemployed students like samuel brown who works at the food bank. >> whewhen the superintendent ge me the job, it made me grow into the man i am now so i am happy for it. >> how grateful are you to her?
>> i can't even say, i'm thankful. >> how did she do it? she started by asking for stuff, applying for grants. >> when people know the story, they want to be part of helping you. they just need to know how. >> anderson is constantly in motion, helping into the food bank or jumping in to substitute-teach or marching kids through the crosswalks, helping out. the principal of jennings high school tries the keep up with her. >> she sets a tone. the leader sets the tone. the leader creates the vision. the leader hires the staff. you have to have the right people on the boat. she has done that. >> excellent line, preschool, excellent line. >> reporter: oh and about anderson's boundless energy? >> i call my christmas every day, sitting this this chair moving around it's like
christmas every day. we are anointed for the tasks we do. from a spiritual aspect, i'm meant to be a teacher. >> reporter: but these days are birth sweet, anderson is leaving the district at the end of the school year. she's prepared to take over as the first black superintendent in topeka, kansas. anderson says she's taking a pay cut to go there. >> this work isn't about money or any of those things. this work is about serving children well and serving people well. this work is about transforming communities in ways that people thought weren't possible. >> so your vision, i just pray that somebody comes with the same vision that we can keep it moving. because -- >> well you know the community won't allow anything less! >> so watch out topeka, there's
a tornado in tennis shoes heading your way and the children may be better for it. andy rosegen, al jazeera, jennings, missouri. an image that shows the desperation of refugees has won this year's most prestigious photography prize. under the light of the moon. a blurry black and white photo, showing a baby passed from one side to the next. >> a barbed wire, nonetheless. donald trump versus the pope. how that could affect the elections. >> del and i are back in a few minutes. your world this morning. change. >> gripping... inspiring... entertaining. no topic off limits. >> 'cause i'm like, "dad, there are hookers in this house". >> exclusive conversations you
>> presidential pregame, the candidates making one last push in what has been a bitter, nasty fight, before voters get their say this weekend. >> the pope said something to the effect that maybe donald trump isn't christian. okay? he's questioning my faith, i was very surpriseto see it. >> holy anger, donald trump and the pope trade harsh words over immigration many but now trump
is back down. >> supreme court bitter fight to replace antonin scalia. >> and how you could save money on your cable bill. >> good morning and welcome to your world this morning. i'm del walters. >> and i'm stephanie sy. plts candidates are doubling down over what could be a crucial weekend. >> south carolina primary taking place tomorrow. >> robert ray in columbia, south carolina. robert good morning. just hours before the eve of the primary. and already changes in poll numbers. >> yes, good morning stephanie. let's pull up the screen and look at the changes as we can.
donald trump leading 28% in the polls, he's down from last month in south carolina at 36% last month. ted cruz at 23%, a slight uptick from january, where he was at 20%. and marco rubio, this third place at 15% today. where in january he was 14%. but you know what? as we know poll numbers sometimes don't tell the whole story, especially in a ground game like south carolina is. so we should expect a real horserace tomorrow. and this final day of stumping here in south carolina, steph. >> things got pretty feisty as i understand last night at the town hall. >> they did and expected. it's been very feisty election season. donald trump saying he's not your average candidate and not going to play the politically correct game. let's listen. >> i'll be more politically correct than you have ever
interviewed, you would say boy that's boring interview. i have palm beach, i have mar elago. but we don't have time to be politically correct in this country. our country is in serious, serious trouble. >> society loves him he says. now the other side of this was the ohio governor kasich, a tender moment as he embraced someone in the crowd. lets have a watch and listen to him. >> you know the strength of america is not some guy or woman coming in on a white charger here to solve our problems. it's anderson, america, the glue of america is right here in this room, it's in our communities and our families and we need to slow down and carry out our god given destinies. >> and jeb bush who thought this was going to be a big year for him, he's been trailing in the polls the entire time from iowa to new hampshire and now in south carolina, he's defending
his campaign. let's listen to what he said last night. >> well, i do have momentum if you look at the polls and the crowd sizes of our town hall meetings and the enthusiasm that exists. i'm proud that lindsay graham is supporting me. he could have supported two of his colleagues, ted cruz and marco rubio. he supports me because he believes i would be ready to serve on day 1 as commander in chief. >> stephanie, the fight is on in the pawmen palmetto state. >> a reminder of away makes south carolina so important especially for republicans. >> reporter: indeed, this is the south. bigger population than iowa, new hampshire, more diverse population, african american vote also the military vote. there is a lot of people here, a lot of veterans that care a lot
about the gop race and you can guarantee they are going to hit those polls tomorrow here in south carolina, steph. >> robert ray in south carolina, thanks rob. >> a new nbc wall street journal poll, shows bernie sanders surging nationwide for democrats. up from 34% a month ago. a fox news poll shows the race even closer, sanders slightly ahead of clinton for the first time. both taking questions at the town hall meeting in los angeles las vegas. our political correspondent michael shure has more. >> both democratic candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders got a chance to sit down with moderators and answer questions from an audience made up much many latino voters in nevada. while immigration is not only issue for latino voters, it is
certainly something they wanted a chance to talk with these candidates about. bernie sanders went first and bernie sanders was asked what he would do to change this and how quickly he would do that. >> my immigration policy is to unite families not to divide families. when i was here in las vegas a couple of months ago, i heard a story, a young man who was in the united states military, while he was in the united states military his wife was deported. can you believe that? all right. clearly, those are not the policies -- clearly those are not the policies that i want to see. and i will change those policies. >> how long, when you change -- how long when you get there how long will it take to change those policies? i have been waiting six years out of my life. >> i can't -- you know, we will use our executive office and power as much as we can. hopefully we'll have the cooperation of the united states congress.
>> and sanders wasn't the only one to feel urgency of these voters. it then went to hillary clinton. hillary clinton was asked about dakotdaca, about keeping familis together, how she would prioritize in a clinton administration. >> i would do it in 2 pats, on a separate legislation and comprehensive immigration reform but we've got to get rid of it because i met a young dreamer. she was brought here when she was seven months old. she has a younger sister who is a citizen. her farther is a citizen, her mother is undocumented. her mother can't leave her family for three to ten years, to the country she came from to wait in pipeline to be ail to come back. it makes no sense. i'm going to do everything possible to end it as soon as
possible. >> secretary clinton, do you promise to deal with immigration reform within the first 100 days? >> absolutely, we are going to introduce legislation, jose, we are absolutely going to introduce legislation. >> within the first 100 days? >> yeah, i'm going to introduce my priority legislation this is on the top of the list. >> the day before the saturday caucuses here in nevada, both candidates got achance to appeal to the latino voters, making up 22% of the voters in nevada. that is not lost to either of the candidates. >> hillary clinton suspected to pick up a major endorsement today, jim cliburn, th a rank leader in congress. >> a person who thinks only
about building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not christian. this is not in the gospel. >> trump reacted quickly. >> if and when, i.s.i.s.'s ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> but at the gop town hall last night trump stepped back and said he has a lot of respect for catholic leader. >> i have a lot of respect for pope but i would say he was very much misinterpreted. >> pope francis dodged a question on whether he feels americans should not vote for donald trump for president. on zika, catholic leaders are responding. the pope suggested that women could use contraceptives, to
fight zika. the pope has long opposed the use of contraception. >> this is the funeral home in fairfax, virginia where antonin scalia's body is in repose. there is trove that is brewing over schea' scalia's funeral, ly casey is live, the great hall is going to be open in an hour. who is going to be there, who is not? >> del, the casket of supreme court justice antonin scalia will arrive at the court a little before 9:30 and will be met by family members, law clerks and court staff.
at a casket will be brought in and then ceremony, prayer and reading that will be private. justice scalia has a huge family, nine children, 30 grandchildren. be the public will be allowed in around 10:00. the public will be queuing up to pay their respect. they can file past the casket as well as a portrait of the plate justice scalia. president obama does plan to go to the court and pay his respects along with the first lady. although congress is not in session this week, you can bet that members of congress will pay their respects. vp biden will be on hand. the white house says the vice
president had a relationship with justice scalia. it is certainly getting some attention, now criticism is in and of itself political. ted cruz calling out the president for not going tomorrow. he wasn't planning on going until late in the day yesterday. the cruz campaign announcing he will take a break from the trail tomorrow to go to the funeral. not a huge surprise because ted cruz was a clerk for supreme court many years ago and also the attorney general of texas. you can see how this was politicized, a moments many people would wish this could be a moment of unity to honor justice scalia. the fight over appointing a new supreme court justice, today in the washington post, majority leader mitch mcconnell of senate and the top republican on the judiciary committee, ted gragrassley, we don't think the
american people should be robbed of this unique opportunity. democrats beg to differ, they would wish to push through another lifetime appointment by a president on his way out the door. it should be up to the next president to decide who should replace justice scalia but president obama has nearly a year left on his term. the november election has not happened yet, he is not a lame duck, and the white house does intend to move forward with the nomination. >> libby thank you very much. maryland's highest court stopped the proceedings, and first wants to rule whether william porter could be forced to testify against his
colleagues. the state court of appeals isn't expected to hear arguments until march. the last man to face charges for the 2010 deep water horizon spill, the matter left 11 dead. jonathan martin is covering at the trial. >> good morning, federal prosecutors that said robert kaluza who is at least partially responsible for the deep water horizon disaster six years ago. he concluded that the well had been sealed off from any leaks, when in fact there was upward pressure from gas and oil. the well exploded killing 11 workers and sending oil gushing into the gulf of mexico.
his attorneys said he was a daytime supervisor and these key decisions were made after his shift was complete. they also say the rig's owner, transocean, should be held fully responsible because the five year maintenance checks were not completed as they should have been. kaluza is facing prison and fines. his case marks the federal government's last chance to convict someone or send someone to jail related to the bp oil spill. the last three former bp employees who were charged have seen their cases unravel and they have not gone to prison. at this point bp itself has already paid out a lot of money, in fact billions of dollars in damages, in fact last year the oil giant agreed to a 20 billion dollar settlement. it is expected to last for
another week or so, this case. >> jonathan martin reporting from new orleans. the first $300 million from bp money from the spill is expected to be paid out in march. >> if you live in the east it is going to be warm but the midwest will be kind of cold. nicole. >> central united states is where we have had exceptionally warm temperatures but funneled in by a strong southerly wind. as that system moves from the northern treer tiers shifting fe northwest including the records set. this is the northern plains, some like omaha, over 40 mile-per-hour wind gusts, some later could go in the 50, 60 mile-per-hour range. again watch the high profile vehicles although aol on interstate 90 some will be in the crosswind so that might be
beneficial. wind advisory and warnings thrur ththrough the northern section f the united states, missouri and kansas we're still looking at that fire danger. all of that flow starts to shift a little more east tomorrow. so that's when we start to see the east coast into the 50s and 60s. and if you remember, it seemed like a while ago but it was just last weekend with the record-setting cold, this weekend could be ten or 20° above average. so it's really been a reverse afalof fortune. anywhere from the great lakes to the northwest, overnight tonight that system moves into the northeast. extreme new england, a lot of it confined to the night period so that won't be a problem. >> thank you nicole. >> thanks nicole. planned truce in syria. >> we're going to talk about the
year. paying respect to the victims of a bomb blast, ahmed davutoglu, turkey blaming a syrian kurdish fighter working alongside kurds and vowing retaliation. al jazeera's zeina khodr has more in southern turkey. >> reporter: the turkish military shelling poks he o pose close to the border, ypg. ever since the bombing in ankara on wednesday, turkey blaiks the ypg for the attack, member of the group, received directions from the outlawed ypg from inside turkey. pushing ahead on a number of front lines against the
opposition, not just in aleppo but in the province of latakea. pitting pressure on the opposition taking ground from them in the northern country side of aleppo. so many different positions and no sign that there is going to be a pause in the fighting at least in the near future. >> that is our zeina khodr reporting from inside turkey. talks will not resume in late february as was hoped. >> mark kimmitt is in turkey and joins us from istanbul. general kimmitt thank you for your time. let's start with turkey since you're there. turkey's leaders say they have evidence that the kurds were behind the bombing in ankara, the same kurds that the u.s. is supporting in syria. is the u.s. supporting a group
that is conducting attacks on the soil of a nato ally? >> well, there is still some concern about the lack of evidence to specifically blame the ypg. but the fact remains. there's a fundamental disagreement between the united states who sees the ypg inside of syria as a moderate rebel group and the government of turkey which sees them as a terrorist group aligned with the pkk. so this is an issue that both the united states and turkey need to work together and resolve it and resolve i.t. soon. >> you -- resolve it soon. >> you hear presidential candidates say that the kurds in syria are the most effective fighting force against i.s.i.l. but does this incident in turkey and the turkis turkish governmes it has evidence that it was a ypg fighter, does it bear
question whether the united states is on the right side in syria? >> the pkk, we may be backing the wrong horse. just because they are the best fighters against i.s.i.s. doesn't mean we should be turning against the interests of a long standing ally. >> we interviewed a resident of idlib province in syria earlier this week general, he says he wants the u.s. to strike directly at president assad. president obama keeps saying assad should go. what is keeping him from forcing him to? >> well, i believe that this administration feels that a political settlement is what we ought to be aiming for now. there ought to be military pressure on i.s.i.s, but at this time, we don't want to be
attacking a sovereign nation and its leader. much like we had in bo bosnia, peace enforcement troops rather than go into syria, try to do a regime change operation. there are pros and cons to both of those arguments. you unfortunately the people who are suffering are the hundreds of thousands if not millions of syrian civilians. >> to that point in bo bosnia, e are hearing criticism of president obama and he is pressured to set up a no fly zone just this week by angela merkel. i assume that has been considered by the obama administration. why hasn't it been done? >> well not only in bon bosnia,e
had a very, very effective watch protecting the kurds and in the south we had the shia watch. my administration believes two thinunderstandings. it would be a slippery slope to monitor nor enforce the no fly zone. number 2, there is a bit of war weariness getting into more operations inside the middle east. nonetheless i have argued for quite some time that a no fly zone would be extraordinarily helpful to the civilians on the ground but sadly that time may have passed and beyond the time when a no fly zone would have been helpful. >> general mark kimmitt, thank you so much for context and your insights this morning. >> sure stephanie. >> it bears pointing out, so many were hoping that this week
would be the day that the cessation in the fighting would end. but that -- >> and even humanitarian aid convoys that are standing by ready to go into some towns, even that is being politicized this morning. >> once again they are waiting. when we come back, taking on a holy critic. >> drumpled andonald trump and e conflict. >> and could you get rid of cable box rental fee?
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presidential contenders are make their final pitches, democrats in nevada, republicans in south carolina. the latest spat between donald trump and the head of the largest church, pope francis. >> now on his flight back to rome the pope suggesting donald trump was not a christian because of his immigration policy building a wall along the mexican border. donald trump's reaction was angry. patricia sabga has more. >> reporter: criticism of the highest order, traveling home from mexico when he called for compassion for immigrants fleeing poverty and war, he took aim at donald trump over the candidate's plan to build a wall to keep immigrants out of the united states. >> translator: this man is not a christian if that is what he says. >> reporter: not known for turning the other cheek trump
pulled no purchase with the pontiff. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. if and when the vatican is attacked by i.s.i.s. which everyone knows is i.s.i.s,' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> with two days of campaigning left before the republican primary in south carolina, trump smack down with the holy see left some arrival rivals bobbind weaving. >> that is a relationship you have with your creator. >> i'd like to see the pope's full comments before i comment on it. >> people love the fact that donald trump, what you see is what you get.
is he a man as i said before that is saying, who's bold enough to say publicly what millions of americans who have been whispering privately. >> reporter: the pope's standing with american conservatives was sliding before he tangled with trump. a poll released ahead of the pontiff's visit to the united states last july suggested only 45% of conservatives viewed him favorably. a 27% drop from the year before. >> the pope only heard one side of the story. >> and though trump blamed mexican officials for prejudicing the pontiff against him, the candidate has left no doubt about his willingness to tackle his critics, including those with the holiest of intentions. patricia sabga, al jazeera. >> reverend derrick harkins, former advisor to president obama. reverend harkins, thank you for being with us.
the pope says, a man who advocates walls to segregate christians, is he right? >> the basic qualities of what the christian faith employs, for him to say that while it is a strong statement it really does reflect a real challenge for donald trump to call himself a christian but advocate things that are profoundly unchristian. >> when a man running for president says that all muslims should be banned, that mexicans are rapists and criminals and he questions whether the president is a muslim, the question sd me is why is the pope the only person talking about this issue so publicly? where are the other men and women of faith? >> maybe the pope doesn't have to worry i guess about some of the factors that maybe those other persons of faith my concern themselves with. i applaud the fact that the pope
has made a strong statement and it's caused these same issues that you've raised. think about it, you can go down the list. it's astounding that donald trump has dispairnlg disparaged, christians, women, i think that faith leaders ought to speak into that. i think it's a problem. >> what should they say? you hear candidates saying, i don't want to weigh into that, that's between him and his god, what should faith leaders say? >> when you talk about division, when you talk about things that separate and build walls, donald trump makes a big point about how terrible america is and how awfully our downward spiral is taking us, but when you speak about things that would separate people further, the christian faith is about repairing the breej and that to me is a clear
and obvious message. >> is donald trump a christian? >> i'm far from the person to be able to assess donald trump's christian faith but i will say this, when you espouse things that are antithetical to the faith, the pope raises the question, and i think it's disheartening that people like franklin graham and jerry fallwell junior seems to be able to run to donald trump's side on this issue but not to the repairing of the breach that this calls for. >> how much of the country is catholic, that part of the map is in purple, the southern baptist are in red, are you fearful that this is going to be a moral question? >> i think donald trump realized that whether he responded to the pope's comments, south carolina
is not a state where the pope is going to sway the electorate. supertuesday, a significant portion of the south which is going to be in play for supertuesday, is not in any way, shape or form majority catholic. there was political calculation, that's going to allow him a pass on this. >> does it bother you that we're looking and talking about political calculations, even if it's evangelical opposed to catholic, what is right or wrong according to many? >> i think unfortunately, a lot of people who may call themselves evangelical, have said set aside those principles and decided that they want to vote for somebody who is oppositional, to this present administration, and whatever they think a new administration that is not of their ideologic ilk might be.
the reason donald trump is doing so well in some people's minds is because he is running, against president obama. >> the verched m reverend is mys pastor to befully transparent. >> wants cruz taken off the ballot in illinois. right now cruz is in south carolina trying to win that state's primary. as al jazeera's lisa stark reports he has been accused of dirty politics there. >> south carolina is known for its charm hospitality and a genteel style but when it comes to politics manners often don't matter. >> it's really ironic isn't it? we're the bless your heart people, polite, smile, but the politics, we come in with a sharp knife and open you up
sometimes. >> this campaign has been brutal. >> you are probably worse than jeb bush. >> insults his way about the nomination. >> lies about marriage, lying about all sorts of things. >> this is nuts! >> reporter: it is not what you hear in the public that characterizes being politics in the palmetto state. bruce haynes says it stems from the importance of this first-in-the-south primary. >> when the stakes are high, that's when candidates take risks, live on the edge. that's when these third party groups decide it's time pull the trigger on some of these things that are unfortunate. >> marco rubio says he has been the victim of fake attacks.
a photograph of rubio, shaking hands with president obama. >> they literally made up a picture. >> and a facebook post, saying trey gowdy was retracting his intompleendorsement of rubio. >> don't mislead with facebook posts, ads that can't even fast scrutiny and fake photo-shopping photographs, come on. >> really political operatives trying mislead and sway voters. >> that their one hope of doing well is to make false attacks. with no basis whatsoever. i will note the one person we know has done a push-pull, is senator marco rubio. >> reporter: a fake telephone poll was used against mccain in his race for the white house
in 2000, implying he had fathered a black child out of wedlock. the mccains have an adopted daughter from bangladesh. and mitt romney in 2008 was a victim of a bogus christmas card mailing in the state, suggest the mo mormon supported replyinpolygamy. >> politics is a blood sport. you've got to be prepared to kick at any time. >> it is not all political, ohio governor john kasich said he is trying to hold a cleaner campaign that are than his rivals. >> he met brett duncan, a college student with a heartbreaking story.
>> over a year ago, a man who is like my second dad he killed himself. and a few months later, my parents got a divorce. and then a few months later, my dad lost his job. but -- i was in a really dark place for a long time. i was pretty depressed but i found hope in the lord and in my friends. and now i found it in my presidential candidate that i support. and i'd really appreciate one of those hugs that you've been talking about. [applause] >> a lot of voters saying that one move changed their mind. also former president george w. bush used to do the same thing. and a lot of evangelicals said that's why they supported him. >> responding to fear rather than hope which is an essential
element in this campaign. new developments into the investigation into the san bernardino shootings. saeed rahul farook is the brother of saeed rizwan farook. apple now has until next friday to answer a court order. a judge had ruled the tech giant must help the fbi get around encryption on that phone. apple says the ruling is an overreach and will not comply. the chairman of the senate intelligence committee richard burr, plans to introduce legislation that will unravel encryption. >> cable companies warn the plan
will lead to larger fees. hermela argawi has the story. >> means customers could get a box and services from alternative providers like apple google or tivo. >> the issue is whether you are forced to rent that box, every month, after month, after month, or whether you are forced to rent that app every month, after month, after month. congress said there should be competition. >> reporter: a congressional study found supporters say the plan would reduce cost for customers. >> costs are high, innovation is
slow and competition is too limited. >> but two of the commissioners both republicans voted no. >> it doubles down on the necessity of having a box. substituting one regulatory scheme for another. it would introduce an entirely new set of boxes into consumers' homes. >> cable content companies have formed a coalition against the proposal. they say the measure would actually increase costs and allow tech companies to poach tv programming. several tv exec say: the proposal comes as more consumers are doing away with cable and culting the cord. more than 80% of you know, homes pay for broadband internet and more than half of those homes subscribe to streaming service. the fcc's goal here is for
customers to be able to buy a universal box, a box that allows them to get both cable programs and content from streaming services. proposal is open for public comment for the next 60 days. del and stephanie, fcc is going to be crafting the specifics of this. >> it's interesting to see who else has a stake in this debate. >> absolutely. there are heads of internet companies, whether this will increase diversity and programming. the founder of b.e.t. is for it, says it will allow independent little guys come in. on the other hand, they will be drown out and ftc inundated with content. >> the opposition came from big cable companies themselves, initially. hermela, thank you very much. possible solution he for
swipped with wheswitched when tr moved, the status of the two not known this morning. a new warning over the safety of america's bridges. many have structural problems and are in need of repairs. >> those repairs not coming fast enough. john henry smith joins us. one of the most famous bridges are on that list. >> the famous brooklyn bridge in new york city, built in 1883, that speaks to the problem. age of the 250 most heavily traveled bridges, 85% were built before 1970. not all those bridges are in trouble but a great many of them are. >> iconic brooklyn bridge and other famous spans like missouri's popular bridgmissoure of more than 59,000 american
bridges that an industry group says are structurally deficient. the american road and transportation builders association analyzed government data and found nearly 10% of american bridges are structurally deficient. lined up, they would stretch more than 1300 miles, roughly the distance between miami and new york city. those bridges aren't necessarily unsafe right now. but could become dangerous if deteriorating parts aren't fixed soon. >> the whole bridge over the river fell down. >> the i-35w bridge was deemed structurally deficient 17 years before it collapsed but engineers said it was safe to stay open about 13 people died when that bridge came down in rush hour in 2007. the crash injured 57, including lindsay whrash. >> my cawalsh.
>> like many categories of infrastructure, we can defer maintenance a little bit, but you know the reality is that the highway trust fund, there's a federal highway trust fund had a supports bridges, roadways in this country and transit systems. >> in december president obama signed legislation reauthorized an 18.4 cent gas tax to pay into that trust fund. but that fund is running billions of dollars short of what is needed for repairs. over 2,000 bridges were are repaired in 2015 to the point they are no longer structurally dwisht but astructurallydeficiee repairs are going it would take 13 years to replace all of america's decaying bridges. frar criticafracture critical bt
without fail-safe devices, 18,000 bridges nationwide. del and steph. >> are some worse than others? >> absolutely. of the 32 structurally deficient bridges 39 are in california. as for state with the most structurally deficient bridges, iowa leads the way with well over 5,000. >> john henry smith thanks for had a report. >> oregon is if to have the highest minimum wage in the country. wages will be different depending on the cost of living. the highest wage will eventually be phased in, in portland, at $14.75 an hour. governor kate brown says she will sign it. >> and whether we come back, making the final frontier a vacation spot. >> virgin galactic is unfailing a new spaceship, more than a
>> richard branson on giving up on his dream to get into space, the entrepreneur is debuting a new spaceship. >> when we had the accident for about 24 hours we were wondering whether it was worth continuing. whether we should call it a day. and it was blatantly obvious to us that everybody wanted us to
continue. and that space is too important not to continue with. >> now the new spacecraft would have a two-person crew and can take up to six passengers on a high speed flight to the fringes of space and it's not the only company hoping to revolutionize space flights. al jazeera am tareal jazeera's s the report. >> taking a trip into space. it's not as far fetched as it may seem. a number of private companies have been working on the first step. virgin galactic's new modified spaceship 2 craft replaces an earlier model that broke apart and killed a pilot in 2014,
taking one beyond the international boundary of space, once there it will get a few minutes of weightlessness. selling tickets for flights on board its links spacecraft, hasn't said when it will start flying the plane. another company blue origin recently tested its rocket landing technology in texas that hopes to offer passengers a few minutes of weightlessness during which they will be able to leave their seats. another contender is world view. if you do dream of space travel it might be the cost of the ticket that holds you back. while businessman dennis tito spent $2 million for his trip into space, x core is trafg
$125,000 and world balloon cost $75,000. there is experimentation taking place you might want to wait before your ticket into space. >> that is tarek bazely. features red follow an because nasa believes its cool red star might give any plant life there a reddish hue. >> new controversy, beyonce, say song is disrespectful to police, makes referential to police shootings and the black lives matter movement. >> that's it for us in new york. i'm del walters. >> i'm steph your world today is back on monday. have a great weekend.
u.s. war planes carry out airstrikes targeting isil linked fighters in libya. also ahead on this program, uganda's opposition leader is arrested again as the incumbent president has a clear lead in an election marred by vote rigging allegations. anger in egypt over alleged please brutality. a taxi driver becomes the latest victim. it's a