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innovation around accessories, gadgets and personalization. with sales down, breathing new life and functionality into existing models, seems to be the focus. tarek bazley. that's all of our time. john siegenthaler is next. >> tony. thanks. we begin with the war in syria and a possible break in the fighting. the u.s. and russia announced an agreement set to begin on saturday. the white house hopes it could lead to a more permanent ceasefire and political change in syria. jamie mcintyre has the latest. >> reporter: john, after more than a week of negotiations, the deal was sealed in a phone call, between president obama and russian president, vladimir putin, but the final word on whether the fighting really stops lies with the syrian government forces on the ground and the fighters who app pose
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them. the agreement gives syrian forces another week to press their advantage over opposition fighters, and another week for russia to back the government of bashar al-assad, with punishing air strikes that have laid waste to the city of aleppo, and killed hundreds of civilians. in a broadcast address posted on the kremlin's website, russian president putin hailed the agreement as a break through that could radically transform the situation in syria. president obama by contrast did not mention the accord in address to the nation's governor, instead issuing a low-key statement, saying he welcomed the agreement. >> this is going to be difficult to implement. we know there are a lot of obstacles, and there are sure to
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be setbacks. for years, we have been trying to reach a diplomatic resolution to the many problems that playing that nation that has broken apart. but this is a moment of opportunity. >> the primary and immediate objective of the agreement is alleviating the massive suffering of syrian citizens, the results of four years of war. under the terms, all parties must agree to cease attacks with any weapon, including rockets, mortars and anti-tank missiles. all sides must facilitate the flow of humanitarian aid, and if attacked, only proportionate response is permitted in self-defense. but the state department admitted almost none of the details have been worked out. >> obviously there's still pieces of this that need to be flushed out. and that's what is going to happen in the next couple of
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days. >> reporter: all parties must agree to the plan by friday. it does not apply to isil or the al-qaeda-linked al-nusra front. the united states and russia are no monitor and rule on any violations, and all sides are to work towards releasing detainees. the syrian president, who's grip on power has been solidified by his russian allies says he is on board with the ceasefire, and that he wants syrians to return to their homes. >> of course they can come. this is their right to come back, unless somebody who is a terrorist or a killer, and some of them, and i good number of them is a government supporter. >> reporter: so the success of the short-term pause and whether it leads to full-scale peace talks lies largely with the parties on the ground. already some opposition fighters have indicated conditional
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approval of the ceasefire. but will russia stop bombing what it calls terrorists and the united states insists are really syrian opposition fighters, and in some cases innocent civilians. john? >> thank you. mike lyons is in our studio tonight. welcome. i -- i understand the humanitarian mission here. but i don't understand how this is going to work, do you? >> no, i don't. you could say this is the most dangerous time in syria. because the rebel forces are trying to take more land. you saw one of the terms of the agreement is sides won't take anymore land. right now there is land grabs taking place. if anything one of the most violent times is taking place in syria because of this agreement. >> so the u.s., the syrians, and the russians say we're not going to fight. and then what happens?
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isil and al-nusra, they move ahead and grab land and take positions. they fight. >> that's right. and part of this agreement allows the united states and russia to go after those terrorist organizations. but we all know what russia has been doing is attacking the rebels, who we have been supporting, who also turkey has been supporting. if the turks to decide to reinforce that, you could see a lot more violence. >> what happens practically on the ground? >> that's the thing. it's not a ceasefire, which is why words matter here. without that enforcement on the ground, without united nations troops or somebody separating these two forces and ensuring they are not going after each other, you just have both sides trusting each other. and we haven't seen in history where that would work. >> and we haven't seen it in
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this war. i'll go back to the humanitarian part of it. the whole purpose is to try to get help for people who really need it. and i understand that, but what i still don't really get is why the united states -- why russia would agree to this? is it all because they are under pressure? >> a lot of it is under pressure for the u.n. if that is the case? let's see them back up for that humanitarian aid. it's not there. and no one is talking about this as well. >> so is this one diplomatic effort to say look, we're still trying to work this out, and we have some agreement, and some agreement is no agreement. >> yeah, i guess bad breath is better than no breath on some level. and there's no good option here. russia has one -- the syrian
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government has won this battle. the question is whether or not the turkish government is going to continue to reinforce the rebels, create an insurgency, and then we have the kurds to deal with. they are going to be pushed out of syria into iraq. where that's the future battle. what happens to those kurds who have been fighting for their freedom inside of syria? they are still going to want a homeland. >> so isil doesn't have to worry for a while. they can get organized and move their forces into places they want to be. >> that's a good point. they are taking this strategic pause to enforcement positions in iraq where they have lost some ground, but also move into libya. so very smart former saadam general officers running that organization. they recognize when the enemies make a mistake, don't interfere
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with them. >> are there any answers to this? >> there is no good solutions. we're trying containment. we're not going to be able to enforce a ceasefire on the ground from where we are. all of our military over the horizon, very much standoffish, and until somebody can separate these two sides, you will see the assad government stay in place, and a year from now, russia be a significant player in the middle east. >> mike thank you very much. the republican presidential candidates are heading west to try their luck in nevada. donald trump leads in the polls. michael shure has more. >> reporter: john the republicans go to nevada tomorrow for their caucuses, a place where donald trump is a familiar name and a force to be reckoned with. but ted cruz and marco rubio are fighting amongst each other.
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and it's a free for all in nevada. the always traveling, and ever shrinking group of republican presidential candidates flooding nevada ahead of the republican caucuses tuesday. this will mark the first time that the often incendiary donald trump -- >> believe me walls work. you can ask. walls work. >> reporter: -- will face voters in a state with a significant latino population. >> he has that sort of populous message that i think plays with a lot of voters who are just sort of fed up with the establishment politics. they are dangry with the democrats and obama on the left, but they are also equally angry with their own party. >> reporter: nevada polling has suggested that trump has as much as a 26-point lead over his nearest rival. and this is the first time that the 2016 team is without jeb
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bush. and marco rubio hopes to attract bush's supporters. though catholic, rubio is attempting to follow the mormon model of getting out the nevada vote. >> we know that in a small turnout event like the republican caucuses are going to be there, they can exert disproportionate amount of influence, punch well above their weight, if you will. >> reporter: nevada is possibly most important to ted cruz. >> he said well, i think we would win florida on march 15th. now that's a fairly amazing admission that they don't believe they are going to win here in nevada. >> reporter: ben carson and john kasich had not competed heavily in nevada.
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as kasick concentrates on ohio. so even though donald trump doesn't say nevada the way they like it. >> we're now off to nevada -- >> reporter: -- he seems to be saying the right things to be riding high on the caucuses. but this year the narrative has been written around those who finished behind trump, which is why rubio and cruz are pushing so hard for the silver medal in the silver state. that's what nevada is, and we'll see how that turns out tomorrow when the caucuses are held. john? >> michael thank you. john kasich is defending his decision to sign a bill blocking government funds to planned parenthood. the candidate insisted that ohio will fund women's health care
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programs. he also said he got elected to the state house with the help of, quote, women who left their kitchens to campaign for him. senator ted cruz says he asked for the resignation of his campaign's communications director. rick tyler distributed a video that falsely claims that marco rubio insulted the bible. rubio says the insid accident part of a pattern by the cruz campaign. bill sneijder, is a public policy professor at george mason university. bill, take a look at the poll here. the latest cnn poll which has donald trump way up, who can stop him? >> we don't know. rubio is now favored by the establishment. but there is still ted cruz there who is the favor of religious evangelicals, and they
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are competing to see who can stop trump. that's a strange competition. >> it is. and as i mentioned ted cruz fired his communications director today because tyler distributed this video. and now there is this fight between cruz and rubio that continues. and donald trump is weighing in as well. how badly does this hurt cruz? >> i don't think it is going to be terrible, because it's politic. he may lose some votes, but maybe most of the votes he loses could end up going to trump. >> and kevin mccarthy, the house majority leader says he believes this is a two-person race between trump and rubio. >> is that the way you see it? >> no, ted cruz is well set up to win some states on super-tuesday, including his own texas. if we does well, marco rubio will look like the guy who has to get out.
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and marco rubio has not won a state yet, and we're going to wait and see if he can win any states. >> there's a story online that suggests that john kasich is being pushed by the so-called establishment republican party to get out of this race. do you believe that -- do you believe that's true. does the establishment want john kasich to get out? >> i think a lot of members want him out, because he is crowding the field. he is taking votes that might otherwise go to marco rubio, who is fast becoming the favorite son of the republican establishment. the ohio primary is a very big state. if kasick is still in the race, he stands a good chance of winning the ohio primary. if he leaves the race, the ohio primary, there is a chance it could be the first state that marco rubio wins, along with his
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own state of florida. >> he may be the favorite son, but he hasn't won a state yet. >> he has not. and he better win one soon. some establishment republicans are talking about a scenario where no one gets to the convention with a majority of the delegates. if no one has majority, it would be interesting to see if there could be a deal between cruz and rubio delegates to stop trump. but i think the trump people would be outraged. they would say you are denying the poise -- voice of the people. >> if cruz got out, where would his votes go? >> i think most would go to trump. i think though his vote would
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split and my guess is that most of them would end up with trump. >> after super-tuesday, what are we going to be talking about? what -- what is going to be the outcome for republicans? >> well, if -- if we -- as we expect on super-tuesday, cruz does very well, and trump holds on, and wins a couple of states on super-tuesday, he is way ahead in mississippi and vermont. after that, republicans will be pushing for a two-person race -- the republican establishment wants rubio versus trump, and they may end up with cruz versus trump. >> thank you very much. african americans make up half of the democratic electorate in south carolina. and polls show many of them leaning towards hillary clinton. john terrett is in south carolina tonight. >> reporter: that's right. they are pulling out all of the stops in both campaigns.
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for the hilary campaign that means building on the momentum of nevada. and for bernie sanders they got the message loud and clear that they are have less than a week as they say, to get er done. hillary clinton is preparing to come to south carolina. at her campaign office here, volunteers are working the phones and encouraging supporters to get out and vote. in nevada her supporters say the message was clear. >> hilary has all of the momentum going forward, and texas is going to bring it home. >> reporter: and in south carolina that message is no different. build on o's progress, not burn it. brandon lewis is clinton's campaign field organizer, he has been leading the team, going out and knocking on doors. >> we have got to get our voters
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out, and if we keep doing what i'm out here doing today, with our -- our people, putting their feet -- their miles, and walking and knocking on doors, i'm sure we will get the win. >> reporter: at sanders headquarters volunteers are making calls too. they say they can still pick up ground in south carolina. >> we have come a very long way in nine months. it is clear to me, and i think most observers that the wind is at our backs. we have the momentum. >> reporter: one of the major battles will be over the black vote. african americans ishlly make up more than half of south carolina's democrats. the state was a big winner for bill clinton in '92 and '96. the former president has spent plenty of time here urging voters to show up for his wife. both clinton and sanders have met with civil rights leaders,
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and both an dates have released ads highlighting tensions between police and blacks. >> when african americans are more likely to be arrested by police and sentenced to longer prison sentences for doing the same thing that whites do. >> reporter: the daughter of eric garner came out in this ad for bernie sanders. >> there's no other person that is speaking about this. people are dying. this is real. this is not tv. we need a president that's going to talk about it. >> reporter: and last week, hillary clinton was joined by the mother of sandra bland. bland died last year in a texas jail cell after a traffic stop. at bernie sanders's campaign headquarters in charleston, the ak a civil rights activist danny glover was on hand to rally the troops. >> he is for working people, white and black, he has fought
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for the right for workers to earring nice unions, bernie is the realize. i'll say it again, bernie is the real deal. >> the real deal. he said it again. he said to me today he knows only too well how important getting out the african american vote for bernie sanders in the palmetto state is here. the african american vote accounts for roughly half of the democratic vote that will happen on saturday, and to help, the cause, danny glover has been criss crossing the state on behalf of bernie sanders. >> john thank you. coming up next, shooting rampage in kalamazoo, michigan. >> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform...
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the michigan uber driver accused of going on a killing spree between picking up fairs appears in court today. andy roesgen reports. >> are you jason brian dalton? >> yes. >> reporter: it was the first we have heard from an alleged mass shooter in kalamazoo, facing six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. >> is there anything you wish to tell the court? >> i would prefer just to remain silent. >> reporter: 45-year-old jason dalton spent seven minutes in court where a judge denied him
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bail. investigators are still wondering what lead to the rampage on saturday night in which eight people were gunned down, ranging in age from 14 to 74. >> we don't know why he did this yet. he has been non-emotional in the context that i'm aware of. >> reporter: prosecutors say he shot a woman on saturday night, but she survived and was able to give police a description of the gunman and his car, but before they could find him, dalton randomly gun downed a fiendinger and his dad checking out cars at an auto dealer. surveillance tape shows dalton sneaking up behind the two before opening fire. then it was on to restaurant parking lot, where police say dalton walked up to the vehicles that four women, ages 60 to 74 were sitting in and killed them all, and critically hurt a 14-year-old girl with him. the husband of one of those
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victims, talked about their loss. >> i can't do anything about it now. there's nothing i can do to change it. so, you know, i just have to live with it. >> reporter: in between the shootings, police say dalton was still picking up fairs as an uber driver and apparently driving recklessly. >> they were driving through medians, and finally once he came to a stop, i jumped out of the car and ran away, pretty scary ordeal. but just happy i'm safe. >> reporter: about seven hours after the first shooting, police pulled over dalton's car and made a peaceful arrest. police told a judge on sunday that dalton admitted in police custody, that he, quote, took people's lives the victims were remembered in a catholic mass on monday. and at the high school where the 17-year-old was a student, his classmates tried to make sense
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of it all. >> there's an underlying feeling of fear. and there's kids who don't want to go outside, and are just really fearful, because it was just so unexpected, and there's no reasoning or logic to it, and it was a random thing, and this was in our town. >> reporter: he has no criminal background, and his neighbors describe him, his wife, and two children as quiet but friendly. the wife of bill cosby was deposed today. it is believed to be the first deposition she has given since dozens of women publicly accused her husband of sexual misconduct. >> reporter: she was hoping to skip today's hearing and avoidancing questions about her husband all together. late saturday her lawyers filed an emergency motion to postpone the hearing citing marital privilege. a judge denied the request.
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the case relates to a defamation lawsuit. the attorney says mrs. cosby would have relevant information, since she was her husband's business manager for years. she says: >> no wife wants to go into a deposition or public forum and have to testify about her personal relationship with her husband. definitely not testify about his relationships with other women. >> reporter: more than 50 women have come forward, claiming that cosby sexually assaulted, drugged or raped them. he has consistently denied those claims. his wife has stuck by her side. her last public comments were back in 2014.
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coming up next, the war of words between apple and the fbi over the san bernardino attacker's i phone. what some survivors of the attack are now saying. and 700,000 hours of police dash cam video in seattle alone. the extraordinary challenge police face to make all of it available to the public. written everyday. it's not always pretty, but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight.
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>> the fbi is defending us call for apple to unlock the cell phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. some survivors of the attack say apple needs to change its tune. but the tech giant is not backing down. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: the fbi director is calling for calm and defending his agency's demand that apple help investigators break into one of the san bernardino attacker's phones. in a statement he writes: apple's ceo was quick to reply on monday in an email to his employees, tim cook writes: apple says the request is an
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overreach and so far it says it will not comply. former nsa director, tells usa today that he agrees in part. >> jim, would like a back door available to american law enforcement in all devices globally, and frankly, i think on balance that actually harms american's safety and security. right? even though it might make jim's job a bit easier in some circumstances. >> reporter: the fbi nee needs -- apple's help, because the phone can be locked if pass word is entered incorrectly too many times. it wants to be able to take as many shots at the pass code as necessary. but with 25 million of these phones in use around the world,
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some say human rights may be effected. >> reporter: it's about lbgt activists here, in the middle east, you name it. >> reporter: the white house supports the fbi and insists there is no privacy threat. >> they are not asking apple to deresign its product, or create a new back door to one of their products. they are simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one devise. >> reporter: apple's inkrip shun scheme on newer iphones has no back door. the supreme court returned to the bench today for the first time since the passing of justice antonin scalia. the justices appear split down the middle. lisa stark has more from
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washington. >> reporter: john, a somber mood in the supreme court today as the justices took their seats. the chair just to the right of the chief justice is where anton anton antonin -- scalia sat. the chief justice said: roberts also joked that skal lee had a perfect record before the court. he argued one case before the court before he became a justice and won that case. justice kaliia authored 292 majority opinions. but the chief justice also noted that scalia occasionally wrote a minority opinion. in that got a big laugh, because of course he wrote many minority
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opinions, and the wrote very colorful opinions indeed. now, the hunt for his successor, if you will, goes on in the white house. josh earnest said the president is going through a big binder full of possible nominees. he was asked if the president was going to try to nominate someone no further diversify the court. >> i'm not going to characterize the group of individuals that the president is -- is considering, but he did direct his team to cast a wide net. he wants to make sure we're choosing the very best person in america to fill this job. >> reporter: the president has been calling members of congress to indicate he is moving forward with the nomination. and republican leaders say they want to wait until a new president is appointed to hold any hearings and confirm a new
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justice. but we'll see what the republicans in the senate do. on the bench today in the courtroom, arguments continued on two cases. the court continues to hear cases without justice scalia. john? lisa thanks. there have been calls across the country for police departments to be more transparent. seattle has taken a lead by making all sorts of police information available to the public. >> put it down! >> reporter: put dash cams in patrol cars and body cams on police officers, and you can record a lot of video. >> just how long it would take you to sit through all of the content on net flex. we have got 20 times that much. >> reporter: and that is just in seattle, and it's just dash cam video from patrol cars. they have about 700,000 hours of it right now.
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it had to be stored right now, and be searchable. also a lot of it is public record so it has to be provided on demand to the public. the seattle police department has been pushed to open up to make more data more accessible. pushed by the department of justice oversight of police proce proceeds. and pushed by activists like this man. pushed by the small non-profit center for open policing, which sued. >> yeah, you can spot those little beehives. >> reporter: to get data on patrol car movement. >> we're going to have rock solid data that we can use in the conversation, you know, about which neighbors need more or less police coverage.
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>> reporter: and the department has responded to all of the pushing. holding a hack athon, to get ideas from local data geeks. helping with a system to automatically blur faces for privacy, and to juggle public requests, privacy issues, and the day-to-day demands of policing. >> public records is really vital, but we're a police agency, so we -- the operations have to come first. but we also have to be transparent. and i don't think those are mutually exclusive. >> reporter: at a meeting of open source programmers and activists an spd systems analysts outlines the huge amount of data already online. >> we're going from opaque, and
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a black box, to open and transparent. we're going from an analog government to a digital government. >> the company pioneered the business of pulling agencies in all levels into the modern world of online access, finding ways to make data open and available. >> reporter: transparency promotes trust, trust creates engagement, and when you have an engaged community, you get better results. >> reporter: the technology is available for dramatic changes in how information is presented, but there is still much work to do. >> i think things are rapidly changing, just not as fast as i want. >> reporter: he acknowledges it will take time. something the center for opening place, asks, as members wait for more data, convinced that transparency is as important in law enforcement as it is in any
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segment for of government. >> they present a particular danger. when they make mistakes people are often hurt. >> reporter: police data and public access it to, efforts here that could be applied to government at every level. federal safety regulators could recall up to 90 million more tau kata air bags. about 120 million deflective inflaters may have been installed in u.s. vehicles. 29 million have been recalled so far. leaders in the global energy industry are in texas this week. they are trying to figure out how to fix the oil market. >> reporter: they gathered here in houston offering dour
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forecasts. i it says it does not expect to see oil prices coming back to the $80 a barrel range until 2018. it is hovering around $30 a barrel. they expect that to continue for the rest of this year, a rebalancing in 2017, and then they expect prices to return to more like the $80 a barrel range. there has been a glut of oil due in part to the increase of production there american frac-ing organizations, also iran has added its oil on to the market, and all of that has happened while there is no global freeze in oil prices. so right now, they are all gathering in houston to talk about what they can do, but the consensus is there will be no short-term fix. what they need is a long-term plan. a state government in india
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will be able to introduce a bill to stop violent protesters in the -- north of the country. >> reporter: their anger and determination could not be swayed by the government's attempts to appease them, nor the thousands of troops sent to confront them. >> translator: the young generation of the jack community is in danger of losing out. we're demanding this for our young generation. the government should immediately grant his status. >> reporter: traditionally from farming backgrounds they complain of missing out on job opportunities in towns and cities. they are not part of the government's affirmative action which gives derived groups quotas for university placements
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and government jobs. the protesters say the government is not doing enough. at the heart of the matter is trust. they say this time they want written confirmation. until then they will carry on with blockades like this. the impact has been felt across the state and further. trucks remain stranded in long queues. their drivers say they are not getting paid and are unable to leave their cargo. >> translator: i have been stuck here for four days. i can't even get food or a cup of tea. people are trying to rob and burn weeks. >> reporter: many trucks which try to defy the blockade have had their tires slashed. many shops along the protest routes have had to shut down. hundreds of factories have also closed. economic losses are estimated to be close to $3 billion. mohamed runs his family's tire
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shop, but hasn't had any customers for days since the protests started. >> translator: i only make a small profit usually, but this is impossible. how am i supposed to pay my employees and suppliers. >> reporter: india's supreme court has repeatedly quashed the proposal. now government leaders are concerned if they are granted reservation status, the neighboring states will also fight for it. the pacific island of fiji is cleaning up after one of the most powerful storms in the nation's history. officials now are just learning of the toll and the loss of property and lives. andrew thomas reports. >> reporter: the word being used around fiji in response to this aerial photograph is flattened.
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these were villages on remote islands. on fiji's main island, the damage is bad enough, but no news has come from some of the worse-hit islands. fijis prime minister warned people to expect bad news. >> this is the most devastating storm on record in the southern hemisphere, category 5, that reached our shores in the last couple of days. the damage has been widespread. homes have been destroyed. many low-lying areas have flooded, and many have been left stunned and confused about what to do. >> reporter: the cities escaped the full force of the cyclone, but still, an hour north there is wide-spread destruction. it's still pretty windy here now, but this is nothing
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compared to when the cyclone was at its peak. the same story is true right down the valley. debris everywhere, and there a guest house totally destroyed. houses have been strewn down the hillside. this woman's house did survive, but only just. she and her friends are now cleaning up, grateful to be alive. >> it was terror. it was horrible. we heard about hurricanes and we have been through so many of them, but like, this one, it was really terrible. it was horrible. >> reporter: in this part of fiji, already crews are at work restoring fallen power lines, and repairing mobile phone masts. but there are many masts damaged in places still inaccessful. the fear is what will emerge
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once communication is restored. coming up next, the vaccine that's showing great success, preventing cases of a cancer-causing virus. ♪
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president obama's requested a $1.9 billion from congress to respond to the zika virus in latin america and the u.s. the cdc has recorded 82 cases of
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zika in the u.s. all travel associated, but the disease is being transmitted locally in puerto rico, and other areas. a new study finds vaccinating girls against hpv has been remarkably effective. it says the rate of hpv infection has fallen 64% among teens since 2006. that is surprising because the vaccination rate is pretty low. just 38% of girls got all three doses in 2013. researchers say it will take at least a decade to see if rates of cervical cancer also dropped. and now criminals hacking hospitals. it can be deadly. lisa fletcher reports. >> reporter: a hollywood hospital is the scene of a crime that once would have only been a thing of the movies. >> all of the signs said, you
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know, do not use the compute ersz. i'm like what is going on here? and they said we got hacked. >> reporter: hackers took control of the medical center's network, infecting its files with what is called ransomware. once they infect your system it's contagious. and typically there's a key to undo it. >> reporter: the ant dote, a series of key strokes the hospital would receive only after paying a $17,000 bitcoin ransom. they paid up to get control back. but as "america tonight" learned hospital hacks don't just compromise your data. they can cause your death. >> every gaming console that you can buy at the toy store the nintendo, playstation, xbox, those have gone through cyber security reviews. the devices you are about to be hooked up to in a hospital have
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not gone through any cyber review at all. >> reporter: so a sony play station has more cyber security review than a medical device. >> certainly. >> reporter: billy rios is a cyber security expert. one of his specialties, hospital equipment. do you think hospital equipment is vulnerable? or do you know hospital equipment is voler in l. >> we know it's vulnerable. >> reporter: on any given day, rios says there can be tens of thousands of devices connected to a network in a typical hospital. any number of which, rios says can be hacked and made lethal. >> that's not a thing that we're thinking about could happen. we know it can happen, and have demonstrated it for government agencies and the fda. >> reporter: and he says not
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only can the devices be hacked and turned against the very patients they are supposed to be helping, but when hackers access the equipment, nay are also accessing all of your personal data stored in it. with far-reaching implications. somebody could modify your data, change your blood type, change a dosage level, change a condition and the doctor wouldn't know the difference. >> yeah, if -- someone modifies your medical history, a doctor is not going to know about it. that is very dangerous. >> you can see more of lisa's report on "america tonight" at 9:30 eastern time. lumber liquidators stock plunged today after the cdc said people exposed to some types of laminate flooring are three
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times more likely to get cancer than the agency previously reported. it was fined $13 million for illegally importing wood there forests that are home to endangered animals.
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al jazeera america. how do you get the meet the
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president and mrs. obama? well, if you are 106 years old. you just ask. >> hi! >> how are you? >> i'm fine. >> with a little help, she launched a social media campaign, asking for an invitation to the white house. she said she waited her entire life to see a black president. she even danced with the first lady ignoring the president's plea to slow down. it was hard to visit social media sites without seeing the president interacting with children this weekend. >> hello, everybody. >> reporter: it was a lively week at the white house as the
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president and first lady opened up the doors to celebrate
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>> i'm ali velshi. "on target" tonight. addicted in america. radical ways to help those looked on heroin. critics claim these methods enable addicts but they could also save a lot of lives. president obama got another reminder of the urgency of

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