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♪ a shooting rampage in kansas a man opening fire at his job killing three people before a hero cop shoots him. >> we are losing so much with mexico and china and understand because your ties and the cloths you make are made in mexico and china and starting a trade war against your own ties and suits. >> targeting trump rubio goes after the front runner the debate in super tuesday but is it too late to stop momentum. one day to go before votes and bernie sanders going back and hillary clinton holding a commanding lead in the polls. ♪
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this morning police in kansas investigating the motive between a deadly shooting at a manufacturing plant and gunman armed with assault style weapon shot and killed three people and injured 14 others before he was killed by police. welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. >> and this is 35 miles north of wichita and focused on the plant where the suspect worked and john henry smith has details. >> reporter: says say it was late afternoon when 38-year-old ford began shooting drivers from his car leaving two people wounded then they say the painter at excel industries headed to his job. 150 employees were on duty at the lawnmower plant. >> the gun was strapped to him. he was ready to go. >> reporter: once he got into excel industries he shot a person in the parking lot and he entered into the building
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itself. >> we heard a pop pop and thought it was just meting falling on the ground and then the doors opened, people started screaming coming out saying to go to the front. >> reporter: a dozen were injured and people killed before police were able to stop him. >> particular law enforcement that responded right away and he took fire and went inside of that place and saved multiple lives. >> reporter: that unidentified officer reportedly shot and killed ford and later they surrounded ford's home and found no one else inside. >> i just can't believe the guy that shot people up lived right across the street from us. >> reporter: ford was a father of two with a record of criminal offenses in florida and kansas and they raged from drug possession to domestic violence. [gunfire. ] ford posted video of himself online shooting a weapon into a field and he posed with firearms in pictures posted to his
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facebook account back in january. and yet people who knew him say they didn't see this coming. >> never would have thought in a million years this guy would have done it, nicest gentleman and prior to work today he talked to me as we were walking in to clock in this afternoon. >> he was a nice guy when i worked with him on second shift, i mean we hung out and everything was honkie-dory. >> reporter: police have not released the name of victims or any information as to a positive motive but police in kansas do say they don't believe this was any sort of terrorist act. >> and john does he have a facebook page and if so does that give anybody any clues why this person did what he did? >> he did have a facebook page and in october of last year he wrote something to the effect of it's hurtful when you have no one to talk to about your problems and then in january of this past year he went to the facebook page of his employer and wrote and explitive and
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indication that something was amiss. days away from the biggest contest on the presidential nominating calendar super tuesday and compete in a dozen state primaries and caucuses and challengers have one more chance at last night's debate to stop donald trump's momentum and cruz and rubio aimed all their fire at the frontrunner. >> you are lousy. >> i don't know about bankrupting. >> reporter: the republican debate in houston was a verbal boxing match, the punches started early over immigration and border security. >> if he builds the way he built trump tores he will be using illegal people to do it and the ties and clothes you make are made in china. >> reporter: rubio and cruz took turns hitting frontrunner donald trump. >> donald promises he will appoint justices to defend
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religious liberty but this is a man who for 40 years has given money to hillary clinton and harry reid. >> reporter: he says he is the only one to reach across the isle. >> stand on the senate floor for a day or two days and talk and talk and we need somebody to make deals. >> reporter: three in the center were fighting. >> i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago. >> i heard you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago. >> reporter: substance doesn't matter touted his accomplishments as ohio's governor. >> i inherited a billion hole in ohio and have common sense regulations and i have tax cuts, the biggest of any in the country and have a fiscal plan. >> reporter: dr. ben carson was almost forgotten. >> can somebody attack me please. >> reporter: at times there was so much yelling in the center it was hard to tell who was landing
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the punches and harder for the moto motor -- moderators to keep control and next tuesday super tuesday could decide the nomination, michael shore with al jazeera, houston, texas. immigration was a key issue in last night's debate and the proposal to build a wall on the mexican border has strong reaction from mexico former president and questioned hispanics who say they support trump and some of those supporters shot back. >> i'd like to know who those hispanics are because again they are followers of a false prophet and if he thinks he would benefit with an administration by donald trump they are wrong and must open their eyes and you
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hispanics and the open your eyes. >> we makeup our own decisions and do not surrender making our decision making skills to mexico and from the vatican and we makeup our own mind. >> polls from the nevada caucuses earlier this week showed trump did win the hispanic vote there and that is dispute a survey that shows nationally a majority of hispanics view him negatively. democrats and democratic primary in south carolina 24 hours away and the entire clinton campaigning out campaigning for secretary of state and bernie sanders is going back to south carolina after spending the last few days in several super tuesday state and we are live in columbia south carolina and the question has to be asked why is hillary clinton still in south carolina because she has just a commanding lead? >> she does and has a 24% lead here in south carolina del and all dates back to 2008 where she
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lost to barack obama in the primary by nearly 30 points so she has been corting this and making up the black vote and pulling out the stops and chelsea clinton and bill at a rally yesterday and held her own events, for two nights in a row she was heckled and the first heckled by a black lives matter protester and bringing up a statement clinton made in 1996 about at-risk youth and heckled last night of a protester who brought up benghazi but she got back on.and talk about the issues and last night talking about healthcare and her record when she was first lady to try and improve healthcare in this country. take a listen. >> i happen to think the affordable care act is one of the greatest accomplishments and i will defend it and make sure
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that it gets even better and goes even further. you know, before there was what they call obamacare there is what they called hillary care because i was working to achieve that back in the early 90s. >> reporter: and she will continue doing events here. she also has been courting that black vote so heavily and it's such an important demographic for her because also she will be facing that same type of demographic in three other states on super tuesday, del. >> as bernie sanders back in south carolina and campaigning on three other super states on tuesday and with hillary clinton having a lead is the sense in south carolina that bernie has just moved on? >> he has not been focusing that much on this state until today and has been criss-crossing other states and yesterday he was in ohio, in illinois, in michigan, he went to flint and you will recall that in flint they will be having the next democratic debate in march and
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in flint he brought up the water controversy, take a listen. >> we pay about $70 a month for pretty good water. i hadn't realized that the cost of poisoned water is quite as expensi expensive. [applause] and bernie sanders will be spending the morning in minnesota and then he will have two events here in south carolina this afternoon, two rallies del. >> live in columbia, south carolina this morning and thank you very much. president obama can cross one name off the list of potential supreme court nominees, nevada governor brian sandaval says he is not interested in the job and republican and former federal judge was mentioned to replace scalia and josh earnest asked if it would discourage others from going through the process. >> the kinds of people who are actually interested in a job
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like this and are interested in serving on the supreme court in a lifetime appointment they understand that this is a rigorous process and they understand what that entails and i think it is certainly understandable that most people wouldn't want to go through it. >> the president will meet with senate republicans next week, majority leader mitch mcconnell and judiciary say they will reiterate they will not hold a vote or hearing on any nominee and there are reports this morning of intense russian air strikes in syria on syrian opposition sites. it's just hours before a pause in fighting is scheduled to go into effect there and president obama says the u.s. will do all it can to make sure the truce holds. >> none of us are under any illusions, we are all aware of the many potential pitfalls and there are plenty of reasons for skepticism. but history would judge us harshly if we did not do our part in at least trying to end
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this terrible conflict with diplomacy. if implemented, and that is a significant if, this cessation could reduce the violence and get more food and aid to syrians who are suffering and desperately need it. >> reporter: the president spoke after meeting with national security team at the state department, al jazeera's omar is live in turkey, omar so the fighting continues between assad forces and the opposition, is that expected to continue right up until the truce? and does it seem that the parties involved are committed to this cessation in fighting? >> well, they say they are. in fact, in the last hour or so the main sitting in opposition group in exile and it is high negotiating committee issued a statement saying they got the authorization of about 97 rebel
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groups inside syria including two powerful ones, and authorizing the opposition to commit to the truce but they say it is conditional truce for only two weeks and did point a number of observations and reservations that the other sides need to respect and mainly they say that because the deal excluded al-nusra which has links to al-qaeda and also i.s.i.l. islam eccstate of iraq and the levante they say both the russians and the syrian regime and their allies and shia militias should not take the other syrian areas and still under the control of al-nusra front and therefore the death of syrian civilians will continue. this is the main fear from the opposition. >> omar what can you tell us about the latest attacks including the reported russian air strike today?
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>> well according to activist they intensified and the russians seem to have intensified their campaign, aerial campaign rather and attacked a number of targets in aleppo to the north and west and eastern guta outside of damascus and a death toll of about 20 civilians have been killed in both areas according to activists inside syria. >> are those targets i.s.i.l. or are those opposition syrian group that the russian air strikes are targeting? >> i'm having difficulty hearing you but i think what i can tell you from the turkish side if i heard you correctly is that the turks have welcomed the call for truce, however, they made a huge reservation as to when it comes
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to the kurdish groups which are backed by the united states mainly the ypg we have the turkish prime minister saying that the truce is not building to turkey if its own security is threatened. >> al jazeera omar live in turkey and omar thank you very much. stephanie here in the united states the national guard now helping with the cleanup in the days of deadly storms and damaging homes and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people from the southeast all the way to new england and four people were killed in virginia, three of them when a tornado picked up their mobile home. as the storms move out colder temperatures are moving in and let's bring in nicole mitchell for more on that. >> good morning and if you look across the country it looks fairly even other than the south and west and temperatures widespread in 20s and 30s and what is notable is some cold air goes as far south as memphis of 32 degrees and near freezing and
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really has spread in and where it has spread significantly since yesterday and in the 50s and now have dropped and how much temperatures have changed and albany30 degrees colder this morning with temperatures in the 20 than yesterday at this very time and part of that is the wind flow behind the system and coming in from the north and funneling the colder air and also still have the wind causing us a couple of problems and gusting in the 20s and 30s and will wind down through the course of the day and lake enhancement will be winding down and feel like temperature is colder and 20s in albany and feels like 7 because of the wind chill and for today it is definitely the area near anywhere around the great lakes the coldest temperature across the country. >> nicole thank you very much. battle over privacy. giving response in court to the fbi's request it unlock an iphone. fighting for the future of
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soccer and the five men ahead of the world's governing body. professor with muscles during a campus protest gets the boot. ♪
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apple calls it dangerous and unprecedented and now it filed a formal response asking the court to drop demand it help the fbi unlock a phone that was used by one of the san bernardino shooters. >> saying it would open the door to future request and make it a tool for the government and jacob ward reports. >> reporter: in a motion filed a day ahead of deadline apple executives asking a federal magistrate to reverse order
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requiring apple to help fbi hack in one of the locked iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters and the government is asking it to build something new, a government os as well as an ferensic facility and they say it they lates the company's rights and compelling an innocent third party to essentially work for the government and james comec consistently said it was about a single phone but cannot help becoming a larger issue. >> i think we have two roles in this context one is in the case and must do a competent investigation following the murder of 14 people in san bernardino and we will and we will use whatever lawful tools are available to us but in the larger conversation i think our role is just to make sure folks understand what are the costs associated with moving to a world of universal strong
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encryption. >> reporter: microsoft chief legal officer told a house committee the government has gone too far. >> we do not believe that courts should seek to resolve issues of 21st century technology with law that was written in the era of the adding machine. we need 21st century laws that address 21st century technology issues and we need these laws to be written by congress. >> reporter: everyone seems to agree this is new territory, asked what precedent apple drew on in filing the motion to vacate and executives said we are not aware of a precedent of this at all and no company has not been enscripted for something that doesn't exist and apple says they shouldn't be the first, san francisco. >> with national security teaching at the american
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university college of law and joining us from skype and thanks for being with us and let's move the conversation forward and all of this conversation is it all devices that are encrypted that is the problem or is it just apple? >> well, the case is about a specific device, it's about a device that apple has and it's an attempt by the government to say to apple you have to write code basically and you have to write software that allows us to enter enough passwords that we can break the code and break the password and enter into the device. >> but apple says this is pandora's box and you want one apple eye phone iphone but in essence you are talking about hacking into all iphones. >> that is the concern is that you do it once and you set the legal precedent that the government can then go to apple or to other companies and say do this for me in other cases as well and at some point you go
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down the read where secure encryption is less and less secure because companies are being forced to basically break into their own encrypted systems. >> washington does not move rapidly on most things technology, they were working on wireless communications i mean they were working on communication with wires and then things became wireless and they were behind the times. appearing saying it's working on new unhackable encryption and if a backdoor is open will technology stay ahead of law enforcement in the case. >> in some ways the government is saying you have to do what you can in this case to write certain codes to allow us to get into the phone and at some point it may be the case that apple will say we just can't do this, we have written our encryption in such a way we cannot encrypt it and cannot write it and unduly burdensome that no court can possibly make us do it and it's unclear and the important thing is and you heard this from
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apple and brad smith is that in the fbi tried to fight this in congress and going to congress saying please tell these companies that they have to create their systems with backdoor access and so far rightly so congress has decided not to act and so now we are seeing this spilling out in the courts. >> you work in the justice department and worked on the front lines of this and taxpayers spend billions of dollars on cyber security why doesn't washington already have the technology to get what it wants without having to go i guess hand and fist to silicon valley? >> i think this is a difficult issue. we are talking about obviously law enforcement has interests and needs to get access to information and in not all cases are they able to get it themselves and the they do it's incredibly difficult and may not have the technology and the security costs of forcing backdoors or creating a precedents where companies are going to be increasingly asked
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to create in individual cases but in more and more individual cases access to data is concerning as something we have to be concerned about from a security perspective. >> apple has gone so far to say your iphone should now be protected by the first amendment, that it should be protected as freedom of speech, is there a foundation for that? >> what they are saying is not exactly that the phone should be protected. what they are saying is that the writing of code is a kind of speech and what they are being asked to do here is known as compelled speech and being compelled to speak by writing code and i think it's an interesting and novel argument and i'm very interested to see where it goes in the courts. >> all of silicon valley is watching what you just talked about and thanks for being with us today. del professor caught on camera confronting a student journalist at the university of missouri has been fired, this is the incident.
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>> who wants to help me get the reporter out of here, i need some muscle over here. >> reporter: i need muscle and happened over the treatment of african/americans and she taught communications at the school and is not commenting but can appeal the firing and faces misdemeanor assault charges. election day in iran. the leader casting his vote in the first political contest there since the international sanctions were lifted. >> seaworld admits to spying on its critics.
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welcome back to your world, we are coming up on 7:30, time to look at the top stories - this morning police in kansas investigating the motive behinds thursday's deadly shooting at a lawn mower plant. the gunman armed with an assault rifle shot and killed three, injuring 14 others. the gunman working at the plant. >> donald trump may lead the polls but marco rubio owned the stage. marco rubio and cruz took aim at donald trump, attacking him. this was the final debate before super-tuesday. there's a day left to
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campaign before the primary in south carolina. clinton leading in the polls, bernie sanders focussing on super-tuesday. going back to south carolina for a rally tonight iranians are casting ballots in the first election since the country agreed to a nuclear deal with the west. they are voting for the next parliament and the assembly of experts, choosing the next leader iran's leader hassan rouhani called it a symbol of political independence. andrew simmonds is in tehran. >> reporter: iran has 54 million voters, and has been a brisk turn out of many of them. this is one of the busiest polling stations in the north of the city. it's packed at the moment. over here we have people in this crowd casting their ballots. this is a known reformist part of the city, quit well off, wealthy, but what is happening here right now is a ballot for
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two elections. that's the parliamentary election 290 seats in the parliament dominated by conservatives and hardliners, and also a vote in the assembly of experts election, which that assembly of experts, an 88-member body will elect the next supreme leader of iran. this is quite an important time. it will be a vote of confidence effectively in the president hassan rouhani over his deal, his nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions. >> andrew simmonds reporting. of more than 6,000 candidates allowed to run, 9% are women. thomas is the bureau chief for the "new york times" and joins us by phone by tehran. hello, this is stephanie. hope you can hear me. based on the turn out you see, what is galvanising people to the ballot box today?
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thomas, can you hear me? okay. it appears that we have lost our connection with thomas, but we will try to get him back on the phone and go back to that story we'll go to international soccer, the race to take over soccer is reaching final moments. hundreds of delegates are in zurich voting for a new president of f.i.f.a., there are five names on the ballot. the winner will replace former leader sepp blatter. ley wellings reports. an extraordinary congress in zurich to select a new f.i.f.a. president. after the dissent through corruption and chaos at the football world governing body. who will be the man 207 national federation select to create a new improved f.i.f.a.? >> sheikh salman, hello. are you confident you have the votes you need? >> i think so. >> reporter: the favourite is
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sheikh salman, head of the asian football federation. his role in the crackdown of protesting bahraini athletes tortured in 2011 makes his candidacy controversial. his main challenge comes from the secretary-general at u.e.f.a. in europe who stepped in for his banned boss michel platini. now he has enough pledges of support to look like a serious threat to salman. michel platini's hopes of presidency were ended after a $2 million payment from ex-president was exposed and judged corrupt. the pair lost their businessman. two businessmen lacked the level of backed needed. as does jordanian prince ali, losing it sepp blatter, and resigned days later. ali complained at the process
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having an idea for transparent voting booths rejected. sepp blatter ruled the organization for 17 years and is a distracting sideshow. planned for corruption, discredited but claiming that he didn't resign and has rites. popularity in africa was important to sepp blatter's hold on power. this time it may be a decisive factor, and they held further internal talks in zurich. african president, the interim f.i.f.a. leader pledged his associations support for the sheikh a month ago. it is a secret ballot. this is such an important day for f.i.f.a. you could call it one of the most important in the history. perhaps their last chance to change, the last chance to show the authorities that are looking at them that they can be a cleaner place. there has been action. the reform process is being
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voted in, and the vote on a new president. >> how much pressure will there be on the next president to reform f.i.f.a.'s image? >> snoop there's a huge pressure, as i say, as i said in my report that the sheikh is the favourite. imagine a scenario, which i think will happen, that he is elected president. at the moment they are making speeches in there, five candidates, with a last 15 minute chance to say why they should be president. people have made up their minds. if sheikh salman is the new president, we shouldn't be surprised about that. what is crucial is what happens next, how that is perceived by the government, the issues that surround it. these are real challenges for
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f.i.f.a. in terms of the reception, but also it needs to sort out finances. not the least the legal battles with corruption over the last view years. >> reporter: we want to go back to iran and the elections there today. thomas from the "new york times". thank you for your patience with the lines. based on the turn out. i have been watching your twitter speed, what is galvanising turn out and people to head to the ballot booths? >> well there's two groups with opposite reasons for going or not going to the polls. what we are seeing is the people of northern train, the more affluent. the middle class people. they have decided to come out in
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large numbers in order to prevent hardliners from regaining their majority or continuing to have the majority. if you go to southern tehran, where the iran's economy is hurting, you get a different story. there i met a lot of people saying we are not voting because we don't think that any of the candidates offer us a better economical future. it's a diverse picture. what stands out is the low lines in northern tehran. >> iranians in many parts of society are effected by sanctions, lifted as part of a deal. how much will it be a referendum on the deal, and the economic relief that iranians are hoping to see from it? >> this is, of course, the first toll after the nuclear
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agreement, and comes weeks after sanctions of iraq have been lifted. so while it plays a role. we can see those that are supporting president hassan rouhani, the man that was the executor of the nuclear deal, that they want to make sure that he gets more power. has allies in parliament so he may perhaps not be sure. execute a domestic agenda of some change. at the same time you see hardliners holding on to power painful in parliament sis 2004, hoping to, of course, keep the dominance over the institution, and also to prevent now that the economic sanctions are lifted, western countries coming into the country and taking over the economy. they point to other countries according to them, happening with bad result.
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that is the out line of the economy. we are talking about an election in a theocracy where a lot of candidates are prevented being on the ball odd. how much power do people have at the ballot box in these elections today? >> well, of course, a lot of iranians point to the elections of 2009, where mainly the urban middle class filed to be away from them. protests occurred. protesters were swept off the street by security force, and after they were seen for a long time, a lot of people ignored the elections. that has not happened, and you can see that people waiting in a long line were saying if i don't vote, i don't have a say in this country. even though a lot of people realized it, it is minimal.
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they are once again hoping to at least make sure that the hardliners don't again regain a majority. >> thomas, tehran bureau chief for the "new york times". a former supervisor not guilty of the deep water horizon disaster. robert was the last of four charged. he was accused of ignoring signs and botching safety testing leading to the spill. millions of barrels of oil spilling into the golf. it was the worst oil spill in new york history. new details on the size of the gas leak, researchers calling it one of the largest reported. that leak discharging more than 97,000 tonnes of methane, at its peak, 60 tonnes of natural gas was spewing from the pipeline each and every hour.
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that is equal to the annual greenhouse emissions of 600,000 cars. it was capped this month. >> a lot of residents have not moved back. >> this morning, a storm is moving into the west. let's bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell for more on that. >> good morning. after the system cleared the east coast, the west has been quiet. i mentioned how quickly this would get quiet. across the country, not a lot going on. we can start to see the cloud cover coming in, there are a couple of rounds of moisture, one area in the pacific, one moving on to the goat line, that is what we'll deal with. that moves in later today. there's a break and as we get later into the weekend, a second round of rain. neither of these are looking like potent storms, but rain and snow. as the first one pulls out across the country, it brings moisture to the northern tear. not looking like a widespread
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storm, but could have minor impacts for us. this is how the weekend look, the first system gets interior in the day, and by sunday, it starts moving across the country, bringing areas of rain and snow, to the north. a lot of country is quiet. and temperatures warn, the cooler temperatures around the great lakes, they go up a couple of degrees for tomorrow, but the midwest starts to get warm. >> that map has not been that empty in months. thank you very much. >> a new tactic to deal with prostitution. in california, investigators are targetting pimples, traffickers and giving sex workers treatment rather than gaol tame. ali velshi has the story. >> we have our condoms and lead set up. >> in a seedy motel in a suburb of los angeles, the county sheriff's trafficking task force prepares for a complicated
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undercover operation. the tart men soliciting prostitutes. >> it's always dangerous. we have about 50 on the operation, undercover people, and uniform people on the outside that can move in. uniform deputies hide out in the bathroom. >> under cover deputies wired for sound posing as sex workers walk out on the street. and theion stink begins, a sidewalk encounter leads to a motel rendezvous. before real action occurs, the bust goes down. the deputies burst out of their humble hiding space, the allegedons are handcuffed. taken to a make sufficient booking room and carted off to gaol. the operation is part of a shift in how law enforcement across the united states views
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prostitution. authorities shift the emphasis away from sex workers. >> we put the responsibility for the crime on those that serve it - traffickers, exploiters and buyers last fall the sheriff of los angeles announced they would step up the arrest and prosecution of johns. >> in addition to that we have prosecutors, a deputy assistant attorney, assistant u.s. attorney embedded with us. >> reporter: mcdonald wanted to change how sex workers are used. the word prostitute is strongly discouraged. >> we consider them victims. >> kids, on average, enter the sex trade in the u.s. between 12 and 14. many sex workers suffered abuse as children. >> it's a cycle of dysfunction when a young person is involved in this type of lifestyle.
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>> 33-year-old annika is prove of this cycle. living in nashville, she suffered a traumatic childhood on the mean streets of detroit. between the ages of birth to the age of 12, i was in seven different foster homes, and each home i experienced being molested and abused. >> aneedinga has been arrested 87 times on prostitution and drug charges. >> i had to do what i had to do to survive. yes. and - i didn't know that it was prostitution, it happened so suddenly. and it was with by men that were supposed to love me. >> girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice situation, and we found sexual abuse was cat faulting them into the system. >> the co-author of the sexual abuse to prison pipeline, the
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girl's story. according to the report, 73% of girls in the u.s. juvenile justice system have past histories of sexual and physical violence. >> each year in the united states 1,000 american children are arrested for prostitution. >> when i get to the programme, he gave me my life back. >> i no longer have to walk the streets, steal my food or look for someone to love me. >> reporter: thistle farms is designed to break the sexual abuse to prison pipeline. the programme offers women trauma counselling, free housing and job training. >> on average the women that we serve are first rate between the ages of 7 and 11. >> becca is a priest. and founded thistle farms in 1997 as a residential community for survivors of prostitution and addiction. it evolved to include a bustling
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victim. the cafe is staffed almost entirely by survivors. sales revenue was 1.7 million last year. >> economic independence is a huge part of that welcoming back. >> good morning, i'm dan eka, i'm a 2015 graduate of the residential programme. >> annika is among 84% of graduates who remained clean and sober. she has a full-time job in p.r. and marketing, and has been in a healthy relationship for the past three years. >> i am deserved of being treated like a queen today doctors in cleveland say the woman who underwent the first uterus transplant is in stable condition. surgeons transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor. it will be about a year before she tries to get pregnant using
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frozen eggs. others performed such transplants. sweden reported the first successful birth since 2014. >> movies for and by the fans. we talk about how technology and the internet are helping amateur film-makers become more polished.
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an unbelievable sight in hawaii on the north shores. dozens of the world's best surfers getting a chance to serve waves more than 40 feet tall. tens the thousands watching as the surfers ditch -- risked their lives for the big one, the perfect wave. they waited six years. >> major league baseball banning the slide. dodgers chased, breaking the leg of reuban tehada. the runner must make a slide at the base, and can't kick a leg
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above the fielders' knee. >> sea world promised changes after some posed as animal rights activists. employers attended peta protests to see what they were up to. they waged a campaign. one employees that posed as a peta member was suspended and returned to work. the company has not detailed what happened to other workers. one of the iconic steam trains made a return to the tracks. the flying scotsman set off from london. emma heyward was on board. >> it is the symbol of a bygone era when rail was king, and almost 100 years after the flying scotsman made its debut, it's back on the tracks. thousands turned out making a long journey from london to
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work. this is a deep appeal, it's fire and water, something deep in the d.n.a. in its heyday, it was a record breaker. the first anywhere in the world it hit speeds of 100 miles or 100 k/hr. the modern name sake can travel twice as fast on the same lied. >> what it lacks in speed it makes up in charm and character, it's wrapped up in nostalgia for the past. ron became a driver back in the 1950s. some of us record drivers, and some are called engineman, i like to be called an engineman. you can nurse an engine and get it along, they were all different. the flying cotsman had a checkered history. it's gone out of service, before
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spending 10 years in the workshops. >> it's a thorough example. we stripped it back. every nut and bolt and put it back together. it was as good as it was when it ran in the 1920s originally. >> reporter: the cultural icon represents time when british innovation changed travel around the world. nearly a century on, the flying scotsman lead the pack for different reasons. >> it must have been nice. >> it was a good day. sunny, not too many clouds in the sky. >> hollywood gearing up for its biggest day of the year. this is the dolby theatre - i will get you for that - preparations under way for the show. >> the future of film making may not be in the studio. fans are rehonouring movies by remaking them. they are so good some film-makers are taking legal action. phil lavelle has more.
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>> reporter: fans love to make films, we are talking superfans here. take a movie, add your own twist. cheep and cheerful - not any more. >> we had about a million dollars. >> the captain on the bridge, that's alec. this is calmed prelude to axenon. he started to make a sequel. complete crew, and a full set and sound stage. this production came out of warp speed because of a legal battle with star trek's owners. >> it gave the fans the opportunity to fill the holes, something that they have never been able to do any more. >> people are amazed at the quality of most fan films. i have seen fixes that are five minutes long. >> from star trek to star wars, they are out in the universe. lucas film owns awards to honour
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the best fan films in a nod to the importance of this genre. >> getting a fun film out there is easy, there's three steps you have to go through. first of all, there's the funding. you needs the bank manager, you have crowd funding. then the equipment. broadcast quality gear is readily available. even smartphones are filming not just in hd but 4 kt. get friend and you have a crew. then there's distribution. immediate transmission and feed back. just because people have the tools doesn't mean they'll use them correctly, right. >> this man directed many fan films and made his own version of the punisher, complete with the star of his own movie, and his take had 17 million views so
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far. for him it's about making a statement. >> what i try to do is i try to infuse an idea into it, a big idea within the mythology. >> for most, it's a bit of fun, a hobby. they keep the spirit of the films alive long after they leave the box office. whether hollywood agrees, that's another story i want to see some of those. >> they look good. the oscars targeted with claims of racism. in the next hour we talk about whether it's possible to change the make-up of hollywood to make it diverse. >> steph and i are back in two minutes with more of "your world." stick around, we'll see you then. >> people take money. wicked people. >> you are creating a society that can be rotten to the core. >> anas risked his life to report the truth.
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. >> donald, if you want to be liked in washington, it's not a good attribute for p. donald trump playing defense, the top two rivals taking aim. a shooting spree in kansas, a gunman killing three people at the work place. >> a final moment - russia launching an offensive hours before the truce in syria is scheduled to take effect. >> and voting in iran, sanctions
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lifted, a wealthier iran can spell trouble for formers in the u.s. good morning, and welcome to "your world", this mornings. i'm del walters, and i'm stephanie sy. republican president is pulling out all the stops days before the high stakes super-tuesday. when voters will make choices in a dozen states. >> in the race for g.o.p. nomination, facing off with the front runner, as michael shure explains, insults overshadowed issues. >> you wouldn't know anything about it. i don't know anything about bankrupting. >> the republican debate in houston was a verb am boxing match. the punches started early over immigration and boarder security. if he built the wall he'll use
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illegal immigrant labour to do it. i don't understand, your ties and the clothes made are made in china. >> senator rubio and senator ted cruz traded terms hitting the front runner donald trump. donald promises he will appoint justices to defend liberties. this is a man who for 40 years gave money to jimmy carter, to harry reid. trump insisted he was the only one that could reach across the aisle. stand on the senate floor for a day or two days and talk and talk. we need someone that will make deals. the three were fighting, we repeated five times, it was a melt down. >> governor john john kasich in a campaign season where substance didn't seem to matter touted his. >> i inherited only $8 billion
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hole. i have commonsense regulations and tax cuts, the biggest of any in the country. >> dr ben carson was almost forgotten. at times there was so much yelling it was hard to tell who was landing the punches, and harder for the moderators to keep control. >> gentlemen, gentlemen. please. i want to move on. >> the candidates were determined to be heard. next tuesday, super-tuesday could decide the nomination and as you heard michael say immigration a key issue for republicans, and one of donald trump's proposal to build the wall. prompting a strong reaction. >> i'd like to know who the hispanics are. there again, they are followers of a false profit, and he is going to take him to the desert,
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and if they think that they would benefit with an administration led by donald trump, they are wrong. they must open. lat gyms, hispanics. open your eyes. >> we make our own decisions, we don't surrender our decision-making skills to mexico, rome, vatican - i mean, we make up our own mind. >> calls from nevada showing trump winning the hispanic vote. many say it was a small sampling. a survey taken later shows that nationwide a majority of hispanics view trump negatively. >> there's a day left before voters go to the polls for the democratic primary. hillary clinton's family is campaigning for her. and bernie sanders returns to south carolina after spending most of the week focussing on super-tuesday. live to the capital of south
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carolina, columbia. hillary clinton leads big. she is not taking a vote for grant. what issues has she been talking about? > she's play the up connections with president obama, who won with the black vote. she talks about health care, when she has first lady, she tried to improve health care and gun control, harkening back to the charleston shooting last year and how the shooter was able to obtain a gun. take a listen. >> i'll work with you and all of the people who support commonsense gun reform to get comprehensive background checks to close the loophole. to close what is called the charleston loophole. >> and hillary clinton courting the black vote here. an important vote, making up more than 50% of the elector,
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and it looks like the efforts are paying off when you compare her in the black vote standings. >> yet sanders is going to south carolina after spending the previous days in super-tuesday. he's been trying to appeal to voters there, what does he tell them? >> well, he's been saying that south carolina - they knew that this would be a difficult state, and hillary clinton is leading here by 24% in the polls. he was in ohio in illinois, michigan, and in one rally, he was talking about campaign finance and comparing himself to hillary clinton, and talking about where he gets his money from. >> we are not going to billionaire's homes and raise millions, we are going to ask middle class and working families for help. do you know what is happening? we have received over 4 million
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individual contributions. >> and bernie sanders will be in minnesota this morning, and then he'll be arriving in south carolina for two rallies here, and something important too, the rallies miles away from hillary clinton's rallies, so there are dual rallies miles away at similar times and colleges. >> could be interesting. this morning police in kansas investigating the motive behind a shooting at a manufacturing plant. the gunman armed with an assault style rifle killing and shooting 13, in suring and killing 14 others, all in heston kansas. 35 miles north of wichita. john henry smith has details. >> reporter: it was late afternoon when cedric ford began to randomly shoot others from his car, leaving two wounded. then they say the painter at excel industries headed to his job.
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150 employees were on duty at the plant. >> the gun was strapped to him. he was ready to go. >> once he got into exel industrieses, he shot a person in the parking lot and entered into the building itself. >> we heard a pop, pop, and there was metal on the ground we thought. doors opened. people were screaming, saying go to the front. go to the front. >> three died. dozens were injured before police stopped him. >> there was a law enforcement in heston that responded right away. even though he took fire he was inside of that place, but saved multiple lives. >> that, acting alone, reportedly shot and killed ford. later police surrounded ford's home, but found no one else inside. >> i don't believe the guy that shot people up that lived across the street from us. >> ford was a father of two with a record of criminal offenses,
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ranging from drug possession to domestic violence. earlier this month ford posted video of himself online shooting a weapon into a field, and he posed with firms and pictures posted back in january. people that knew him say they didn't see this coming. >> never thought in a million years that this gentleman did it. prior to work he talked to me to clock in this afternoon. >> he was a nice guy. i worked with him on the second shift. we hung out. everything was hunky-dory. >> police have not yet released names of the victims, nor any information as to a motive. police do say they don't believe it was a terrorist act. >> do they have an idea as to whether or not he had a target in mind? >> police say they do not believe he was targetting anyone. we have no inkling as to why
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this man committed a 29th mass shooting in america, and that according to gun violence.org. >> there are reports of intense air strikes in syria. it's hours before a pause is scheduled to go into effect. the u.s. will do all it can to make sure the truce hold. >> none of us are under illusions. we are aware of the pitt falls, and there are plenty of reasons for skepticism. history judges us harshly if we do not do a part in trying to end. if implemented, that's ab if, this cessation could reduce the violence and get today and aid to syrians that are suffering and needed. if the truce takes effect, this is a step in the right
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directions. omar al saleh reports from the turkey-syrian boarder. >> reporter: in north-western syria, not far from the boarder with turkey, a wave of refugees reaches the town. these civilians, hundreds of men, women and children escape the government's offensive in aleppo government. for many, the idea of a truce tore ceasefire is meaningless. >> this truce is an open game, the world is conspiring against us. this is a deal between the russians and americans. >> what is this talk of a truce? since when has ceasefires worked. if these people got hit, who would be responsible. we are going to stay here, we are not going back. >> the complexities of the war overshadowed the fighting. main rebel groups expressed distrust. other commanders doubt that it
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will work. >> translation: the fact that nusra is not included allows russia and the bashar al-assad forces to target the opposition under a pretext that they were targetting areas. people at the marcus place in the city of aleppo are indifferent. five years of bombardment and air raids hardened them. >> translation: russia is a war criminal and so is bashar al-assad. who do we rely on, the international community? we don't trust them. aleppo is being destroyed and innocent civilians killed. the russian air waves continuing. >> 2.4 million are living in turkey. mainly there is a great deal of bes imism.
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the main syrian opposition indicated it is ready to accept. it's accepting russian being a guarantee of the truce. russia is a direct party to the content. the plan is not binding of its own security, if it's threatened the obama administration is sending new help to nigeria. the pentagon said it would send dozens of special operations forces there. the troops serve as advisors, not be involved in combat. surveillance drones are flying over north-eastern nigeria sending imagery. photos helped the army avoid a boko haram ambush. >> in the u.s., positive news on the weather front. the weather is looking out for the states hard hit by tornado and other weather. >> the weather may be looking up, temperatures are not looking up. they are colder behind the system. looking across the country, anywhere from the north to as
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far south as memphis, around the freezing mark. temperatures in the mid section of the company will rise, a lot of this, anywhere from ohio to the north-east, right behind the storm system that caused the problems, temperatures will not budge. it's a huge contrast from yesterday morning. a lot of these temperatures are 20-30 degrees cooler than they were at this time yesterday. that will bring the temperatures, and you have to factor in the winds. gusting over 20-30 miles per hour. feeling very cold this morning, still creating a couple of areas of snow, dropping off through the course of the day. somewhere like albany feels like three because of the combination of wind and cold air. feels like the 20s along the coastline. doesn't get much warmer through the course of the day. what it looks like as we get through the rest of the day. the area around the great lakes is on the cooler side.
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some of the other places that had temperatures will shoot into the '60s by this afternoon. he the weather modified for portions of the east coast, and left wind. and it will feel for comfortable. we are seeing heat canning on in portions of the plains. denver going up by 70 degree. >> nice. >> tropical in denver. >> thank you very much. >> thanks, nicole. staying defiant and saying no. >> apple filing a response to the fbi's demand that it help it hack its iphone. >> propose add antigay law in georgia that could put the newest cash cow at risk.
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president obama scan cross at least one of the names off the list of supreme court nominees. >> nevada governor sander val is not interested. he was mentioned as a choice to replace justice cantonen scalia, he was asked if this would deter others. >> the kinds of people that are interested in a job like this and serving on the supreme court in a life-time appointment - they understand this is a rigor us process and understand what that entails. i think that it's unthinkable that most will not want to go flow it. >> the senate meets with
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republicans. they will reiterate that they will not hold a vote on nominee say the republicans apple calls it dangerous and unprecedented, filing a formal approach to the fbi's demand that it unlock an iphone. jacob ward has more in a motion filed a day ahead of the deadline, apple executives are asking a federal magistrate to reverse her order rivering apple to help the fbi hack into a locked iphone of a san bernardino shooter. apple argues that the government is asking it to build something new, a government os. as well as a forensics facility that can be used to unlock phones in hundreds of other cases. apple executives told reporters that the demand violates rights, compelling an innocent party to work for the government. fbi director james comey said
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it's about a single phone. he told a house panel thursday, this cannot help becoming a larger issue. >> we have two roles, one is in the cases. we must do a competent investigation following the murder of 14 people. we will, and use whatever lawful tools are available. in the larger conversation the role is to make sure that folks understand what are the costs associated moving to a world of strong encryption. microsoft's leader told a house committee that the government has gone too far. >> we do not believe courts should seek to resolve issues of 21st century technology with law written in the era of the adding machine, we need 21st century laws addressing 21st century issues. we need them to be written by
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congress. >> everyone agrees that this is new territory. arrived what precedent apple drew on, executives said we are not aware of any press dependents for this at all. no company has been conscripted to build something that doesn't exist. and apple argued that it shouldn't have to be the first growing opposition to a bill in georgia that critics say would let businesses discriminate against gay people. the bill approved allowed companies to approve service to same-sex couples if it violates religious beliefs. it overrides antidiscrimination ordinances. several companies, delta, coca-cola and home depot. they say it hurts their businesses. the government is discussing changes. a branding agency working with the booming entertainment industry in georgia joins us to talk about this.
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thank you for being with us. as a business owner, what are your concerns about the bill? >> you know, our governor came out on monday and said that they were taking a look at it. i think we have concerns about the economy. you know. >> it's not about the principle of what the bill said. >> we were concerned about the principle. but the impact that making georgia sort of a new segregated south, which none much us wants could not only hurt our cultural climate. but our business climate as well. it's huge. the film industry in the state of georgia demonstrated 6 million. you were part of that boom. you brought your business to georgia because there has been major tax cuts, are you feeling blow back from your industry with regard to the law. our business has been grateful
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to this same assembly pushing for the tax incentives and credits. it's represented develop a booming business in georgia, and we are concerned from the calls i'm getting. and the friends i know in the business wh make the additions. they are expressing outrage that georgia would consider something like this >> i read the legislation. it's broad in its scope. have you experienced a discrimination personally since you lived in georgia. >> particularly from businesses, has anyone refused you service. >> i have been lucky, bullet, you know, i'm also a successful business owner. what i'm concerned about is underdeserved communities where, you know, someone is plying for public housing.
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that is where people need more protections than ever. i don't see it on a day-to-day basis. throughout this and the nation, homophobia continues to be a problem. there's a lot of conservatives that support the bill. and they feel a conviction that they don't want the religious beliefs violated by providing services they are not comfortable with. is there a compromise that you see. >> what was interesting was the members of the faith community coming forward talking about... >> how they were against the bill. >> who how it's not serving communities of faith. it's alienating communities of faith. we want fair treatment under the constitution which is what we are guaranteed. we want the state legislature to appreciate that, which is what the governor promised on monday. you think this is a crude way of
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putting it, ultimately in interests of the economy it will win out and we defeated. >> i think the interests of georgia will win out and the governor and the speaker are working towards that. others say they'll leave the state if the bill passes. what is the stance for your company. >> we'll have to take a hard look at it. our clients are lesbian, gay, jewish, and this bill threatens the opportunities for them in our state. if they can't come to town to film a project and check into any hotel. the business will have a problem drawing the clients in. there's several groups, the metro chamber of commerce. they are pressuring the governor not to sign this into legislation. where does it go from hear? >> there's an organization telling a job much telling the
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story around what discrimination can do. indiana saw that. >> perfect example. >> a lot of organization is raising awareness of how damaging the laws can be, not just to the human being, but the economy in general. >> thank you for joining us with your insight. good to have you. >> you, too. >> iran voting in the first election since the historic deal. relations with the west. there could be an impact on farmers. f.i.f.a. chooses the new president it hopes can lead it out of a year of scandal.
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polls, bernie sanders focussing on super-tuesday. he'll go back to south carolina for a rally there tonight police say they have a possible motive in a deadly shooting in kansas. the suspect served with an order of protection. that was before he opened fire. three died. more than a dozen others were hurt. the gunman worked at the plant people in iran voting in an election that could shift that country's elections. >> polls opened at midnight. it was the first time a nuclear deal. >> two legislative parties, the other is an assembly of experts. the supreme leader ayatollah khamenei, they serve them. some are pushing for moderates. parliament well where hassan rouhani's reforms have been blocked by hardliners.
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a panel of cleric barred a third of candidates. many are formal. hassan rouhani calls the election a symbol of political independence in the country. andrew simmonds is in tehran. >> iran has 54 million voters and there has been a brisk turn out of many of them already. this is one. busiest polling stations in the north part of tehran city. it's packed at the moment. over here we have people casting ballots. it's a known reformist part of the city, the ballot for the two elections, dom nighted by conservatives and hard linesers and a vote in the assembly of
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experts, the 88 member bote will elect next supreme leader. this is an important time. it will be a vote of confidence in president hassan rouhani in the nuclear deal. >> andrew simmonds reporting from tehran. we spoke to thomas there, the bureau chief for the "new york times", and he told us many have the nuclear deal on the top of the mind and are hopeful it can brick economic relief. >> we see the people, the more affluent and middle class, deciding to come out in large numbers to prevent hardliners from regaining their majority or continuing to have their majority in the parliament. then, if you go to southern
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tehran, which is four and where the economy is hurting, you get a different story. i have a lot of people there saying we are not voting because we don't think any of the candidates offer a better economical future. >> a moderate shift could bode well. he is up for re-election. with the sanctions lifted against the country, new they ban trade. >> despite a banner year for the crop in the u.s., farmers find the increased competition is a bit hard to swallow, al jazeera's rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: the pivot ashio -- pistachio trees are bare. soon they'll be loaded with nutty deliciousness.
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>> each produces a cluster and they can have 2-25 nuts. >> what you see looks good. >> after years of punishing drought. farm manager brian blackwell forecasts a bumper crop. we have 115% of normal snow pack, it's an excellent year. >> 1.2 million hectares of frees, california's pistachio industry is worth 1.3 billion. politics are complicating things for the pistachio growers. they are facing stiff competition from a world away. iran is the world's number one producing country. the u.s. is in second place. now that most of the economic and trade actions have been lifted iranians are free to export pis tashios to many parts of the world, and people seem to think that iran's pistachios are
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better than californias. at the american pistachio growers association, officials say iranian competition in the export market is fierce. >> iran has taken control of certain markets worldwide. china would be a good example because of a proximity to china, they are able to ship at a cost more competitive than what we would sell into the same marketplace. >> he's confident that they will not put a dent in the u.s. domestic market due to high terror imposed in the government, which says iran unfairly subsidizes growers. >> we are not concerned. in one part of california, people are nutty for iran's nuts. so many live in this section of los angeles, the nickname terangelis. >> customers scoop up imported
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pis tashios. the owner says it's a matter of taste. >> obviously the present is the best. they are the best in the world. the taste. there's only one problem, persian pistachio, if you start eating, you have to finish. >> and that's the story in a nutshell. >> there is some - sorry, were you going to say something. >> i'm waiting for the pistachios, i love american pis tashios and iranian. equal opportunity. >> there is good news for farmers in california, there's more stone on the ground nicole mitchell joins us with that story. >> el nino is strong, it hasn't brought as much rain. it will go a little more north. a lot of drought eroded northern california northward. not central california where
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it's exceptional. decide that we have good news. this is the snow pack. you can see in sierra, highlighted there. there's snow depth. widespread. 6-8 feet easily. some places going over 15 feet of snow. cam pair to last year, look at the coverage, where there is know, it wasn't as team. tafl the snow in areas that have t it will be ben icial i'll get the snow benefit as everything melts off. >> it stays in that pattern, further to the north-west where in northern california, they get the next round of rain. we see that moving in. a little break, another round behind that. not one of the heavier storms, but this one moving across the country. this one quickly, bringing rain and snow by the end of the
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weekend. a lot of the country is looking quiet for this weekend. look how quiet it is, with the exception of the one system. northern california, north ward, heaviest rain. washington, oregon, higher peak. it will mean a little bit of snow. it's been warm to the west. as we get into the forecast. a little more of the moisture moving across the northern tier of the country, it was a rough week through the south and the east coast. with the tornadic activity. it's a good weekend for the people digging out. and cleaning up to have a break. >> we'll take it. >> we are learning details on the size of the gas leak in the los angeles suburb. researchers are calling it the largest recording. discharging more than 97,000 tonnes of methane at its
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peek. 60 tonnes of gas spooned from the pipeline, that is equal to the greenhouse gas emissions of 600,000 cars. it was capped earlier this month. >> in a few hours we should know the name of international soccer. hundreds of thousands are in zurich. these are the five names on the ballot. the winner replacing sepp blatter, who stepped down after being implicated in a corruption scandal. lee wellings is in zurich. voting is under way. where do things stand? >> well, we started with five presidential candidates, we have now four. the south african businessman and politician pulled out. the only surprise was he didn't pull out earlier. it's been a strangely lacklustre campaign, it's the two fronts
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runners. sheikh salman of bahrain, the man like i to become president. the general secretary of u.e.f.a. representing europe who poses the biggest challenge to him. voting has been going on for the past hour in the first round. i expect within the next 30 minutes we'll have the result. a candidate needs to get two-thirds in. that's unlikely. we'll see a process of candidates eliminated. >> this is watched in the u.s. around the world. will people expect transparency from the new president? >> they do. they expect big changes from f.i.f.a. f.i.f.a. is trying to prove it can have a cleaner future and move forward. something significant happened here behind me, f.i.f.a., the
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207 nations representing them voted in reforms. they will happen if they are allowed to. in the swiss attorney-general, they'll look at the election making sure they are happy because the investigation into individuals continues and they will not allow f.i.f.a. to carry on, it has been full of corruption in the past few years. >> whoever takes the job will be under the microscope. >> lee wellings keeping us updated in baseball news the rolling slide is out. major league baseball and the players union are banning the move, trying to prevent insuranceies, it drew -- injuries, it drew attention when a player broke his leg. they must slide only at the base and can't kick a leg above the knee.
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>> the academy awards receiving the buzz for the wrong reasons. >> is racism at the oscars starting at the top. >> and a missouri professor fired after a protest.
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in two days hollywood gathers for the biggest day of the year. a lot will not be there. it's a blow back for a lack of colour. >> it's not the first time the
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academy has been called out for a lack of diversity. >> tonight the door has been open. >> it was for halle berry in 2004, the first, the only african-american best actress at the oscars. >> that door is not even ajar. you may say at this year's awards, the best nominees all white. there are no other races here. oscars so white. that is the claim. it's the hashtag everyone is talking about. >> until we see more representative films. >> it's overshadowing the film industry's biggest nights. >> you have films like "creed", about a black boxer, but the white guys, sylvester stall own is up for the award. similar, a black hip-hop group and the white crean writers are up for award.
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only 28% of big rolls went to non-white actors. if that didn't sound like many, it was worse behinds the scenes, 12% of directors got the job. it raises the question, if we baulk about oscars so white. >> they reason a theatre group downtown with the youngest actors. he's a veteran, and knows what the problem is. >> race is a factor in this country, and it permeates the country. look around. is the academy race. >> no. i think they think there's a problem because will smith and spike lee says there's a problem. >> steven has been making films for decades. he's white and older, like 94% of members at the last count. here is his take.
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>> they don't hire. they honour people. you do good work, you get nominated, if you don't do good work, you don't get nominated. they don't higher. to take it out on the membership is wrong. >> the academy says it will double the number of female and ethnic members by 2020. the promise from the bus that they'll lead and not wait for the industry to catch up. >> question is how long will that take our entertainment, lola... ..what should african-american actors and i guess viewers do for oscar night? >> it's interesting i'll watch, because i'm a big fan. chris rock. i want to see how he will handle the issue. he never shies away from
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controversy and understands the nuances of joking about race in a way that is telling, entertaining and provocative. it will be interesting how he handles it. he'll walk a tight wire. it will be during to see. >> women have been waiting a long time waiting. it's not just race and colour. >> 29% of roles went to women, 28% to minorities. it's a problem affecting gender and race. >> we talk about diversity of colour and diversity of content. blacks as slaves or thugs or latinos, for cartel members. asian, terrorists, afghans, call of this begins before the movies get to the box office. will the controversy do anything to change that moving forward? >> i hope so. in her speech she says you can't
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get nominated for roles that are not there. >> yes, that will get you attention. is it the best way to win an award. some argue no. they'll be more intlauled by the idea of an actress playing it. 10 black women have been nominated, nine featured karks terse that are homeless. 20 black actors have been nominated, playing men who are incarcerated or about to be incarcerated. that is telling. is there a film this year that stands out as being a film that is passed over. >> yes, "east of no nation." it's a travesty that the young gentleman who starred in the movie was not nominated, and a
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tragedy that others were not nominated. the movie was incredible, shot in ghana, and the fact that it was snubbed. it is a boy. found on the street. cast out of nowhere. and he held that view together. he is a star and deserves just as much attention, if not more. we hear about the little boy in the room and nothing about abraham. >> the best way for voters to protest is to go out and watch movies and vote with the pocket book. >> they may want to not watch hollywood films. those that are more nuance the, not trafficking in stereotypes. >> do you get the feeling that with the protest which happened before that this year hollywood
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gets it. the fact that it happens two years in a row, it's too big to ignore. they'll see change. that's what you'll need. it's not adding a few more roles. they need the roles to be nuanced and diversified. they'll need more women, women much colour. it's not oscar so white, hollywood so white. that needs to change. >> what do you do when hollywood says everyone marching up to get a trophy? >> you clap. people assume minority means black. that's not what it means, the world of hollywood reflect the world at large. someone that looks look they appeared in slum dog millionaire may win an award. it looks luke someone that appeared closer.
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it's diversity across the word. >> you clap. >> fangs for being with us. >> it was the cunning few fighters. the death watching and costing children. not because of tuition costs.
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the professor caught an camera confronting a student
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journalist has been fired. this was the incident. >> who wants to help me get this reporter out of here. i need some muscle over here. >> i need some muscle. the that happened during a protest during the treatment of african-american. >> clique faces misdemeanour assault charges. it cost a lot to go to college. budget --s are causing headation for students in illinois, because the state is in a long-running battle on how it will pay its bills. we have this report. darren martin was boasted csu. he can't conjure up a solution to losing his scholarship money, which could mean no diploma. >> if i was a transfer, i could be reclassified as a sophomore, that's how detrimental it is. chebarkul lake state and 11
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other institutions depend in part on state money. the state legislature controlled by democrats is locked in a budget stand off with first-term republican governor. for eight months and counting there has been no state budget. csu has not received 30" of its budget. that's 38 million. >> we have basically, essentially put everything on the table. including all personnel, all programs, including buildings. >> the school, which serves mainly minority and lower income students warned that it could have trouble staying open beyond next month and staff lay offs are imminent. spring break is cancelled and the semester shortened in an effort to race to the end before the money runs out. >> i need my education, i can't think of any other place to be but here. >> 7,000 students are feeling the pinch.
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scholarship money, paid for through grants dried up. >> i work pay check to pay check to pay bills. i have to find a way to fa are pay for schools. >> student activities director wonders if her programme and job are in jeopardy. >> our students who have been leading the fight, they are the ones keeping us going. their optimism is helping us students at csu spent weeks protesting against the budget stalemate in chicago and at the state capital in springfield, blaming democrats and republicans, and governor for vetoing a bill that would have kept funds going to the schooling. >> they have been abusing taxpayers money. >> like large organizations there are inefficiencies here that we need to improve on.
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we don't believe we have a 38 million inefficiency. >> tonight, bernie sanders's appearance at the university of chicago has special meaning to him in light of a photo of him getting arrested in 1963, protesting agreement of minority students. here at chicago state where a proposal to make tuition free is playing well. >> he understands what we go through, and what we need to further our education, and how hard it is to pay for our education. there are proposals floating around the legislature that could restore the government. the government is sounding agreeable to one of them. the school's president insists as grimace the outlook is now. the stalemate will not be the death knell for the 150-year-old school. >> we'll rebuild and recover sea world is promising
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changes after admitting employees posed. they acknowledged employees would enjoy protests and waged a campaign. one employee who exposed returned to work. the company has not detailed what would happen. >> and an unbelievable site. dozens of the tough surfers getting a chance to surf waves. tens of thousands watching as they risked their lives for the perfect wave, even in hawaii, waves this big. they have been waiting six years for the conditions to be right. >> takes your breath away to wash the images. must be the right of a lifetime. could be the end of the lifetime. that's it for us in new york. >> i'm del walters, and i'm stephanie sy, your world is back
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monday 7am eastern. have a great weekend. election day in iran where voter turn out was high, in the first election since international sanctions were lifted. hello and welcome, i'm laura kyle. also ahead, syria's opposition says armed groups under its control will respect a two, week trust. tens of thousands heed a call from a prominent shiite leader to protest government

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