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morning signs of defiance this morning along the north korea peninsula. the rockets were allegedly launched from the eastern coast of the country and it happened just hours after the u.n. security council approved the toughest sanctions yet on pyongyang. in more than two decades those sanctions in response to that recent nuclear test and that launch of a long-range rocket. the south passed its own new laws to deal with the crisis. >> reporter: in that news conference the ministry of defense in south korea saying a number of projectiles had been fired into the sea off the even coast. the media in south korea are reporting a little bit more fully. they do sometimes get briefings from unnamed military officials. they're talking about a range of apparently 100 to 150 kilometers. various numbers have been
mentioned. six or eight to nine projectiles. it is unclear whether they were short-range missiles or perhaps from a multi rocket launch system such as was unveiled in a major parade in october in pyongyang last year. it is understood analysis is underway on that point. the minister of defense is saying that its military remains in a heightened state of readiness watching out for any further actions by its counterparts in north korea. we are coming into a period of annual lie heightened tensions between north and south because there are military exercises getting underway in the next few days on the peninsula. it is expected they will be bigger than usual. there are reports that they might include rehearsals for a pre-emptive strike against north korean nuclear facilities. north korea has come out against those reports saying it reserves the right to attack south korea seats of government. we do expect a round of height
and tensions. this is the first north korean reaction to this u.n. security council passage. the resolution passage. it may well be that there is more to follow in the days and weeks to come the burden of enforcing the new economic sanctions will fall largely on china which is the north korea's large trade partner istanbul women have been killed. the video shows the attack showing an attack onto the bus. they threw what appeared to be a hand grenade at the buildings. we're not clear what their motive was the republican parliamentary candidates are preparing for their next debate. donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich will face off in detroit tonight. this time without ben carson on the stage. the retired neurosurgeon says he sees no path forward to the nomination, although he has not ended his campaign. donald trump holds a big lead in
the delegate count. that is placing fears in g.o.p.s that he may be unstoppable. there a bitter fight to finding an alternative >> this has been an amazing evening >> reporter: in the wake of dvt super tuesday romp the republican establishment seems more divided than ever. many view him as unacceptable and the question for figures like party chair law makers is whether donald trump can be contained by defeating him or contained by influencing him. >> america shun have a president--- shouldn't have a president whose words would make you embarrassed if your children repeated them. >> reporter: ted cruz is urging everybody to join his effort to defeat donald trump. >> so long as the field remains divided, donald trump's path to the nomination remains more likely.
and that would be a disaster for republicans. >> reporter: but with john kasich and marco rubio pledging to stay in through their home state primaries, any head to head match up with donald trump is at least two weeks away. >> two weeks from tonight right here in florida, we are going to send a message loud and clear. >> reporter: by then donald trump's delegate math might be impossible to stop t a growing number of republican senators, party elders now advocate containing donald trump by trying to influence and work with him. this week, for example, after his response to an endorsement by former kkk leader david duke, mich mcconnell created distance but never mentioned donald trump by name >> we condemn david duke, kkk and his racism. it has nothing, that is not the view of republicans that have
been elected to the u.s. senate >> reporter: republican house speaker paul ryan took a similar approach. the g.o.p. front runner cautiously seems to have approved >> i'm going to get language great with congress. paul ryan, i don't know well, but i'm going to get on with him. if i don't he will have to pay a big price judge the g.o.p. establishment fear is that november is the party that could pay the big whiest price. many republicans believe that with donald trump as the nominee, the party could lose control of the house and senate. even if donald trump wins the white house, he is running away from republican positions on foreign policy, the economy and social programs. >> donald trump they're afraid he could destroy the party. it is a very tough situation. >> reporter: in all, it leaves the g.o.p. nervous and unsure as donald trump moves closer to the republican nomination. david shuster.
al jazeera this morning we're getting a look at the speech aimed squarely at donald trump. excerpts he is saying: donald trump responding in a tweet saying he does not know how to win. meanwhile donald trump is laying out his own plans for reforming health care and repealing obamacare. he is going to to do away with the individual mandate, breakdown state barriers and make premium payments on insurance tax deuktible. he calls for stricter visa applications as for the democrats letter looking ahead to the next
contest. big wins on super tuesday means hillary clinton has wide enned her lead. bernie sanders did win four contests and trying to mound a come back. >> reporter: good morning from vermont where yesterday the sanders' campaign held a strategy meeting with journalists to prove that they're still in it to win it and there is a plan going forward. it appears to be a state by state approach, winning some, losing others, to end up with delegates to their advantage by the time june comes around. the candidate was in maine appealing to voters >> next sunday i believe at 1 o'clock the caucuses will be held here. we can win here. please vote. thank you all very much. [ cheers ] >> reporter: that strategy of state by state appears to
include in florida going after elderly issues, a lot of retireees and tackle clinton in the areas. as for the secretary she was speaking in new york appeal for a kinder and gentler america >> we will wage a campaign about bringing us all together. i've said, it may seem odd to hear this, but i want you to hear it. i honestly believe we need more love and kindness in our country right now >> reporter: and her campaign manager said that her win on super tuesday was prohibitive and likely to get larger. meanwhile both campaigns say they have the calendar and the map on their side. back to you thank you. the justice department has offered immunity to a former state department staffer who set up hillary clinton's private email server.
he worked on her 2008 presidential campaign. in 2009 he set up the server in her new york home. the f.b.i. are investigating when whether she mishandled information: a federal judge in iowa is now on obama's list for the supreme court. the f.b.i. has been conducting a background check on jane kelly. she is a former defender who is on the circuit appeals. she is from iowa. she was supported by grassly when she was phenomenon natured to the appeals court. he won't hold confirmation hearings for anyone that piece of debris found by an american may be from malaysian plane. it was found on a sand bank. the words "no step", was on it.
investigators say there is a high likely it is from the missing plane but they can't confirm anything yet. >> we have to study it and actually follow the drifting pattern. it actually lan landed on the beach. i can't confirm anything now because we need to verify the debris you may recall that the plane disappeared almost two years ago this month. 239 passengers and crew were on board. the president of the e.u. travelling to athens today on talks on the migrants there. europe continues to be overwhelmed by refugees. thousands are trapped between greece and macedonia. the e.u. is proposing 760 million dollars in aid to help manage the issue.
more than 131,000 migrants have tried to reach europe american troops in iraq are interrogating an i.s.i.l. leader. officials are not releasing details about the captive but they say they will hand him over to iraqi officials when they are done. it is part of a new strat yee to fight i.s.i.l. sending the secret delta force to capture the group's leaders in iraq and syria. up to 400% of eye-- 40% of iraqis who fled their country for europe have now gone back. >> reporter: it is a busy day at baghdad international airport. packed with iraqis for whom life hasn't worked out the way they hoped. their visit to europe they say was at best a disa-appointment, at worse an unsafe place to stay.
most didn't feel welcome so they've come back to iraq to the violence and unrest but also back to a place they call home. >> translation: i've returned because there remain so many refugees in europe and the resettlement process is slow. the authorities have given us help to enable us to return quickly. they want refugees to come back to iraq. >> reporter: the government sources estimates that around 117,000 people left iraq for germany last year. up to 40% have already returned. some blame the physical ied conditions in refugee camps. others say it became clear they would only be allowed to stay in europe temporarily. this is one of a growing number of people who have returned home. last year he lived in germany and finned land before settling in swee done. he spent eight months to wait for papers to be processed without success. he gave up trying.
>> translation: the authorities are not doing enough to help refugees. many have had to return home. i decided to come back to iraq when i heard the prime minister saying that sweden would only give temporary residence to refugees. once our countries were stable we would have to go back. >> reporter: he arrived in europe with high hopes, but they were quickly dashed. he said he didn't feel welcome. >> translation: europe to me was a lie. i expected something different. people in europe are concerned about the humanitarian situation but there's also a lot of racism. >> reporter: airport staff are preparing for more busy days in the weeks and months ahead. the iraqi government is issuing refugees with temporary passports to enable them to come home quickly. it expects that up to a thousand iraqis a month will return home for europe this year when you walk out the door this morning if you live on the east coast, bundle up. it's going to get worse.
there's a storm system with rain and snow. good morning, nicole. it is cold out there and i thought this was over. >> reporter: no. not yet. not for a couple more weeks. it was 6 degrees in vermont. that was that front that cleared through yesterday and then temperatures out of the east coast dropped in the day. we have cold air around the grace lakes and north-east. some place 20/25 below average. this sets the next storm system to have a snow side to it because there is enough cold air associated with this. you can see the snow moving through that's states. this will make it more to the mid-atlantic. it could be a bit of a mess. that didn't get updated. we had some areas, especially virginia, where we could get
portions of the blue ridge, three to five inches. a corridor of that. this is a set up tonight. the southern portion of this stays. showers could be a couple of isolated shower storms. this clears up. already from the west another little system will move across the northern area of the country by saturday through the great lakes. that one doesn't bring as much of that chance for snow. as i said, temperatures this morning brutal. if you get into northern parts of new york and maine, the temperatures are subzero in some cases two more weeks. straight ahead the freddy grey case shifts to the higher court can one of the officers there be forced to justify against the others. the the secret to success who's maths students are going beyond just making the grade.
it is not just the americans who are closely watching the race. there are a lot of people overseas who have a vested interest in who wins donald trump has angered people over his stance on immigration hillary clinton has angered people on her issues over her time in secretary of state. >> reporter: as u.s. has watched iran's elections this year, so many people here hoping for change will be looking west with similar interests. will president obama be replaced by a moderate democrat keen to pursue political and economic engagement with iran for the
first time in 35 years or would a republican win mean a return to mutual suspiciouss of the past. -- suspicions of the past. >> it is being pulled into the campaign mud slinging and all. immigration is front and center. two formers mexican presidents have compared the front runner donald trump to the german dictator adolt hitler. it is from saying that mexicans are sending drugs to the u.s. and mexico should pay for a wall. on the democratic side both candidates are promoting immigration reform, a welcome notion here. another topic of great concern, any change in policy that would impact trade between the two countries and reduce american investment
we're going to get the view of this from france now with our correspondent who covers foreign affairs, the french news magazine, joining us from paris. thank you so much for your time. as you may have heard, the political leader there marine le pen tweeted out this last week: that might not be surprising for people who know him. what do you see common prethe donald trump phenomenon and le penn? >> the support comes from the founding father of the national front. so not from the current president of the same political party. they haven't heard last year in a very, very conflictual relationship the. the support of the father is something of an embarrassment for the daughter because she
needs to enlarge her political basis. he as the founder just wants to insist on his ideological motivations. i believe that le pe, nn sees donald trump as something of his american nephew. if we look at the common grounds, common roots, you have the same contempt and suspicion towards the political elite, towards the mainstream media and a certain passion for conspiracy theories, plus probably nostalgia for probably fanta skshgs ize-- fantasized golden era. she appears socialist. if she wants to have a dhans one day to enter the presidency here
in paris, she needs to get voters from all sides after the attacks in paris is when donald trump in this country really started to gain momentum. there was also the shootings in this country in san ber shall nardino. have you seen in your country fear of zen phobia in light of the attacks? >> it is clear that there is sharp awareness of the necessity of strengthening the security apparatus here in france. at the same time the statements given recently by donald trump have been perceived as just ridiculous. saying, for example, had he been at the bataclan, where you have this terrorist attack last november, he would have reacted and prevented the terrorist to act and so on.
this is perceived as lip serious and not very serious. i must say that in the circles, donald trump is perceived as something of a dark clown, very unstable, and his simplistic approach of politics regarding, for example, iran, iraq, syria, the nuclear deal with tehran or the relationship with moscow, are perceived as retrospect annoying for the future just to clarify, what donald trump said specifically about the bataclan theater is that all french people should be allowed to carry guns and that that would have stopped the attackers. in britain the parliament has actually debated banning donald trump. it doesn't sound like from your description there is a lot of love lost there between the french and donald trump, but is there such a movement in your country? >> no.
look, you have, obviously, political margins which try to take profit from such tragedies, but, again, i mean, he is perceived as marginal and he is also seen as the symptom of an ailing democracy. what people think here in general, at least in liberal circumstance r circles, if a big political party cannot promote another character than that one in order to get access to the white house, there may be a problem somewhere. the last detail i would like to put in our conversation is that i think that a comparison with the former prime minister of italy may be a little more relevant than comparison with le penn when you look at both the statements and the obsessions also the obsession with their hair and their tans, i suppose. other people have made that comparison.
>> exactly all right. thank you. we have leave it there. >> yes go ahead. >> i just wanted to ironically add something very short, and there was a common points between le penn and donald trump. it is their hairstyle and the way they cultivate their lock of hair which seems important to them. again, as we are talking about hairstyle obsession, you know that le penn had another obsession about his hairstyle. i'm very ironic saying so, but it means probably something about their egos and their obsesstive egos thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. we appreciate your time when we come back, taking on tackling a major change at practices we're going to talk about the use of heroin as medicine.
>> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.?
the candidates will face off depend. he will not attend after landing at the bottom. meanwhile former republican presidential nominee is to deliver a criticism of donald trump in a speech he will call the front runner a phony and a fraud the north has fired short rage projectiles into the sea. it was in response to recent nuclear test and a long range rocket ge rocket
there were calls for swift justice. this case is tin the hands of counter he appeals. is there a sense in baltimore justice delayed in this case is justice denied? >> i think that the legal system always causes a delay and in many people's minds, they just feel that that will be a denial. but in reality, this case really has gone rather quickly. i mean i know that may sound strange,
but it really has. he died in april. he was charged may 1st. there were many criticisms about the state's attorney from charging so swiftly. in reality, many other police cases, they have been in the investigatory stage for over a year. the case has moved rather swiftly. >> this case was set up almost like dominos. william porter first and procedures were going to use him to testify against the others. which way are the dominos falling? >> the state, i think, is on a slippery slope. the dominos are rolling not necessarily in fair their favor any time you have to you have an appeal. the state really didn't anticipate a misstrial. that's not fast of theirs they
wanted the officer to have his trial first and regardless of what happened, whether there was a conviction which they hoped for or an acquittal. he would have been free without any issues of jeopardy or self incriminalnize to testify against the other two officers. >> didn't happen, as we know. once the mistrial occurred, it put them in a limbo land. dominos are not stacked way they should be stacked in their favor. we are here at the point where the maryland court of appeals is going to decide. any time you have to have an appellant court decide, it can go either way. we don't know. >> the lower courts before this said that porter had to testify. now, defense attorneys are confident that porter is going to on appeal and he won't have to testify. if that happens, what happens to all of the rest of the cases that still have to be tried? >> that's a very interesting
question. i think if that were to happen, i am not sure how the state would be able to present their case without officer porter. once the misstrial occutrial oc they need to have re-assessed the case, the place they were at at that particular point in time. things changed drastically. they needed to bite the bullet, so to speak, and just drop the charges against officer porter. once the charges go away against officer porter, there is no self incrimination issue. he is free to testify just as any other witness testifies. he doesn't need derivative i am community. he doesn't need full immunity. he is free to testify and would have to testify pursuant to a subpoena if they had dropped the charges. the state wanted today have their cake and eat it too, so to speak. they are in a limbo stage where they are facing a possibility they could lose. there are other positions they can take if anything they con
tend the case is not over and the cases do not go away, they can go back to what i said they should have done in the beginning, just offer officer porter what's known as transactional immunity, if you will and complete immunity. drop the charges. however distaftful may be that they may have to do that against him so he will be able to testify against the other officers. he may still have another argument as to why he would not want to do that that's going to be raised with the married port of appeals which has to do with the feds investigating him. he may say even if you had given me full immunity, i don't want to testify because the feds are looking at me. they sat in on my other testimony. i still don't want to testify. that would be what the state would need to do and what i think they should have done all along. >> all against the backdrop of a mayor race there in more there, debby heinzing thank you very much for being with us today. >> also in baltimore, police there are launching a criminal investigation after an officer in the city schools was shown
oncam slapping a teenager. video of what happened shows another policeman watching as the officer slaps and kicks the boy. the officers and the school police chief are now on administrative leave. they were apparently responding to a call that two intruders were inside the school. it is unclear whether the victim is a student or not. as a texas state trooper who arrested sandra bland has been formally fired from his job. brian insinia was charged with perjury for miss reporting how the original traffic stop hand. bland was later found dead in her jail cell. he he has not said if he will appeal the decision to fire him. >> 25 years to go, four la police officers beating king after a high-speed change. >> footage was broadcast on local news. it sparked weeks of rioting across los angeles. the officers were later found not guilty. rodneck king died in 2012.
a controverse yeahial program prescribing heroin to treat addicts. alan schaufrl went there about a year ago. chauvler went there about a year ago. chauv . >> this is the crosstown clinic as part of the providence healthcare system in british columbia. it's the only clinic in north america where heroin is given bible prescription, high-grade, pharmaceutical heroin given as medicine to heroin addicts, all of it paid for by the government. we were here in early 2015 after the program started, and we met some of the people who were involved in getting treatment three times a day. we wanted to check back in and see how they are doing a year later. >> things are going really well since we last talked. life becomes more stable. less and lessee list it drug e
use. >> my husband beat his cancer diagnosed in this program which wouldn't have been diagnosed if he was out on the streets. >> the treatment concept is called harm reduction. the theory, if the most severely addicted users are getting heroin regularly, they won't resort to the violence or prostitution to get drug money. if they are not using street drugs, they will be healthier. the number of the people in the program has quadrupled to 110. the people whom run this clinic say they would like to see more of the same in vancouver and beyond. critics call it immoral and ridiculous and say giving drug addicts drugs is giving up on them and guaranteeing that heroin will remain a driving force in their lives as long as they live. alan schaufler, vancouver. >> san african cisco is the latesest city to raise the legal
aegge increasing the age from 1 to 21 that starts on june 1st. san francisco joins more than 100 cities between boston and network to have made similar moves. health officials situate increasing the legal age does help encourage younger people not to smoke. starting next month, the transportation says the new rule designed tom protect customers from vaping fumes. there is a college in new england say nothing to the popular energy drinks. a report, schools concerned about the health events and concerns of binge drinking. >> energy drinks may be one way some schools pull all nighters but one new england college says it will stop selling them on campus. in a statement? >> middleburry college says we hope this will help to contribute to a healthier environment and says the drinks are linked to problems like
alcohol aabuse. a more than $12 billion industry in the u.s. despite warnings over the use from the world health organization and the c.d.c. >> people who combine energy drinks with alcohol bing drink more and record sexual difficulty. some said they had been taken advantage of sexually and so this combination seems tosh dangerous by the c.d.c. >> reporter: not everyone agreements with the bans. some students say it could lead to other he wefforts to police choices. the decision was approved and the school said the students can consume the energy drinks. they just won't be able to buy them on campus. a similar effort five years ago at the university of new hampshire quickly ended. the school had wanted to ban the drinks but reverse did its decision saying it couldn't find clear evidence linking energy drinks to alcohol abuse. energy maker red bull says it's
8.4 ounce cans contain about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee and it said health authorities concluded it is safe to consume. dozens of refugees will get to realize their olympic dreelz this summer in brazil. the international olympic committee says 43 prospective act let's have been identified of refugee olympic athletes they will compete. personal circumstances and u.n.-verified refugee status. 5 to 10 will be selected for the final team. one college sports league is taking new steps to reduce one of the risks in football. the ivory league says players will no longer be able to tackle each other during practices. john henry smith has more. >> reporter: there has been intention deep bate over the effect of repetitive collections on players' long-term health. the most recent was in the ivory colleague.
dartmouth football coach said it took ivory league's football coaches 5 minutes to decide that hitting during regular season practices should end completely. >> this will be good for us as coaches, good for our programs, more specifically our players but a nice medication to sends nationwide. there are ways to prepare, ways to perform and execute the requirements of the game without compromising your players. >> head trauma from multiple hits has been blamed for player suicides. it was featured in the movie "concussion" based on a true story and football rented head trauma was a catalyst for a $1 billion lawsuit by former plays against the n.f.l. that will league allows on average less than one full contact practice per week in season. some coaches go even further. >> i had a conversation with jeff fisher with the rams, and he mentioned at this level he doesn't tackle any longer. that's resonated with me.
>> coach steven has band full contact with at dartmouth. his team practices on motorized tackling dummies that can simulate the unpredictable movements of a ball carrier. datamouth has gone gone from doormat to ivory league coach champion last season. steins things that maying vinlsz his fellow coaches that less hitting didn't have to mean less winning. it's helped our fwaum program. >> an ivory league spokesman says the new rule won't become official until the university president and athletic directors vote, likely in may or june. >> the ivory league says it's not only focusing on making football safer. there are plans to review practice rules for hockey, la cross, soccer, rugby and wrestling, too. >> john, does this mean that the ivory league is never going to be able to practice live tackling? >> not so, del. the ivory league says its football teams are going to be able to practice in the
preseason life hitting but only on a very limited basis. so en then of course the coach from dartmouth, you can bent a lot are thifrlinging this is the ivory league. it was in 2010, it was my alma mater actually where a football mrarm was found to have cte. it started the explosion of these cases. john henry smith, thank you very much. >> interesting that you talked about wrestling. a former pro wrestler dorg his part to further the study of became trauma. he said he is going to donate his brain to the cte center in boston when he dies. he says he suffers from short-term memory issues do you to repeated concussion. the cte center identified the brain disease in dozens of football players who have decide. >> another storm is moving into the northwest. let's bring in meteorologist neil cole. it's nearly every week the northwest gets a rain storm. we will get a break and series where it's day after day.
we are in a series. if you look at the broader picture, it is one of those previous storms that is causing the problems from the great lakes southward today. >> other system i just talked about. see the current one will start to pull out. so later into the day, especially a little bit more tomorrow, we will start to seep snow go across the mid west. there is more moisture behind that. even though there are some hit and miss brakes, there is this boundary, some higher winds we are going to have to deal with. you see the darker browns, wind gusts that could easily be in the 40 mile per hour range, as high as 60 miles per hour. watch that with some of the passes. this is what we see. a little break and we start to get in. you can kind of also see that next system pull out into the mid west. as we head toward this weekend. more of that moisture could make it into central california. that's where we have needed it more whereas that northwestern portion of the state, a lot of the drought has been completely eroded away, especially as we get into washington.
with all of this going on, temperatures remain relatively mild me specially if you compare that to the east coast. temperatures will be anywhere from the's to the 70s, southward so i guess at least you have that versus what i was talking being, that sub-zero wind chill in the northeast. >> i eagerly await the croak uses. a los angeles math teacher getting impressive results from students by making calculus fund. the teacher is from south co soh korea. general if we afer london. >> x square. a little bit easier. >> how do you get high school students interested and excited about the complicated equations and concepts behind calculus? in this case, the variable equals the constant. anthony yong, advanced placement calculus teacher at lincoln high
in east los angeles. >> math to many people is complicated. >> i would be one of them. >> yeah. so amount of the times, you just have to sit and, you know, try many, many times and, you know, for a couple of times, you may not get it. but with the proper assistance support, you eventually get it. >> x comes down. >> his students call him yong. 12th grader melissa valdez gives him high marked for his teaching style. >> i expresses it clearly edges we can do well and has us do lots of practices and stuff. i find it helpful. >> let's just do this simultaneously. it was his teaching and encouragement that led one of his students to a remarkable achievement on his advanced placement calculus exam. before we tell you how yom's student did on the incredibly challenging exam, we have a couple of critical numbers for you to consider, a math story after all, three hours. that is how long the exam
lasted. 302,531 students worldwide took this exam. one more number for you: 12. only 12 students got a perfect score. yom's student, cedric was one of them? >> i felt very prepared going in to the exam. mr. yom gave us preparation where he would lecture us and give us lessons and out of class, we would have additional lessonies, anything we didn't cover in class. he did amount for us to do well. >> yom said earning a perfect score is something he is not ensure he could achieve. >> to be really honest, i am not sure if i could get a perfect because i mean i make mistakes on daily basis and kids correct my mistakes when i am teaching always well, too. >> i roncally enough, when he started teaching, things didn't quite add up. >> i was just trying to get by each day. i was -- i couldn't even look at the students because i was
looking at the notes. he was very nervous. >> instead of quiding, he followed his own advice and kept trying until he got it right. >> once i got to know the students at a personal level, that's when thinged really turned around. i understood what their interests were, what their difficulty and what their strength and weaknets was. so, it was the kids that actually turned me around. >> if you could avoid it, you want to avoid it. he has been known to make things fun. one to talk about instantaneous velocity. well, here is one way. like ali jumped off a building and lands in water and they wanted to find out how hard she hit the water or when she hit thewall water. >> do we have similar questions on the homework? >> reporter: still, he is as much liked as he is feared. >> is he known as a gpa killer? is he that tough? >> well, typically, that's like his reputation around school. but it's just because he's well known to give a rigorous course.
however, the people who actually take it, such as us, it's challenging, but at the same time, over time, you just kind of grow to it and it becomes really fun and engaging. >> reporter: in case you missed the subtlety of melissa's answer, it was yes. >> this is a time where you get to show me how much you have learned. part of yom's relationship with his kids is that he, like many of them, was an immigrant to this country, landing in the u.s. as a 12-year-old. lincoln high school is located in a working-class neighborhood. 20 percent of the students are english language learners. yom can relate. >> i share a lot of personal stories with them that i couldn't speak english when i came here. learning math and excelling in one -- one subject, you know, actually changed my life. >> we know that he, at least he believes in us and that he has -- we have to believe we can do so much better and that we are meant for so much more. >> right now, that more is another tough quiz. >> i wish you guys good luck.
okay. >> is the gpa killer about to strike again? for these lincoln high students, the answer may very well be yes. but that means they will just have to keep trying? >> when you saw that, you are like, i solved that. >> jennifer london, armingsz, lincoln hiepts, california. >> straight ahead, closer to the goal. >> going to talk about a major milestone in the restoration in one of the most important buildings of the united states. >> that's this. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. v
a tribute to maya aeng. lou ended up being political. a group voted no. 9 voted her of being a communist sympathizer. the measure past with 371 votes. the activist died last year. we are all watching the race for the white house. the architects, engineers and workers restoring the capitol dome are racing toward a
different goal. as you can see from these live pictures, the scaffolding is still up and so they were on a tight deadline to compelete ther project. 52 miles of piping, 15,000 square feet of netting, and 1200 gallons of paint. this is not your average facelift. at almost $60 million, the restoration of the u.s. capitol sdoem expensei and extensioni but then again, it's been more than 150 years in the making. this week, the first planks of scaffolding surrounding the cast iron dome are finally, coming off after two years of work. while politicians bicker inside, construction crews restore the outside, protecting the 288 foo high dome from the elements that have rusted the iron and damaged the statue of freedom.
it was the crown jewel to the building in 1863 but construction began decades before. a person named george washington laid the cornerstone back in 1973. nearly destroyed by the british, it survived and evolved. >> big clean-up in washington. the national capitol is the scene of after giant housecleaning job. painters get to work on the iron tomorrow that weighs almost 9 million pounds. >> the capitol continues to be a sentencer piece of history that will soon be as good as in that. paul beban, al jazeera. this morning, astronaut scott kelly back home, touching down in houston. his first stop back on american soil. he was greeted by family, friends and also doctor jill biden there, the wife of vice president joe biden. she brought beer and apple pie. >> it's an unbelievable feeling
to be back here on planet earth back in our great country and back with all of my family and friends. >> this is the neat part. kelly came back two inches taller than his twin brother, mark, a retired astronought as well. they used to be the same height. national officials say growth is a side effect of being waitless. it was expected but temporary. >> i wonder if he has fewer wrinkles, too. ahead, a decades long cover-up in peninsula's catholic church. we speak to a lawmaker who thinks there are more cases of sexual abuse than authorities think. >> an alabama law putting new mothers behind bars because they took legal prescription drugs. in stead of me back with two more of your world in two minutes. we will see you then. out my passion. >> his journey from orphan to entrepreneur. >> sometimes in life, the worst that can ever happen to you can also be your savior. >> and serving change through his restaurants. >> we hired 200 people here in harlem... these jobs can't be outsourced.
thousands. >> in defiance, reports of north korea firing short range rockets. cleaning up a campus of vermont campus banning energy drinks trying to control alcohol abuse. ♪ good morning. >> welcome to your world this morning. i am del walters . >> i am stephanie cy. a scathing friend mitt romney. it comes at a time when trump's lead in the g.o.p. field appears unstoppable. >> let's look at some ex centers. romney said trump is a phoney, a fraud, and he is playing the american public for suckers. he gets a free ride to the white house. all we get is a lousy hat. he has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be
president. keep in mind, this was the republican nominee back in 2012. >> donald trump is responding on romney's tweet on his own twitter feed a short time ago, he said, i am the only one who can beat hillary clinton i am not a mitt romney who doesn't know how to win. speaking to msn become c, trump said romney begged for his endorsement in 2012. >> his campaign was after horribly run campaign. republicans didn't go out to vote. he was a disaster. the last month and a half, he wasn't on tell vision. it was like he was lot. he ran one of the worst campaigns in presidential history. >> should have been won by the republicans. >> trump is going to be on the stage for the latest republican debate. ben carson is not going to be there, carson tesaying he sees path forward. ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich will be in detroit.
the detroit news just endorsing kasich in that race. david shuster. >> this has been an amazing evening. >> reporter: in the wake of donald trump's super tuesday romp, the republican establishment seems more divided than ever. many view trump as unacceptable and the question for figures like party chair rince prebuus is whether trump kwb contained by defeating him or by influencing him. >> america shouldn't have a president whose words would make you embarrassed if your children repeated them. >> texas senator ted cruz is urging everybody to join his effort to defeat trump. >> tas long as the field remain divided, donald trump's path to the nomination remains more likely. >> would be a disaster for
republicans. >> with john kasich and marco rubio pledging to stay in through their home state's primaries, any head to head match-up with trump is at least two weeks away >> two weeks from tonight right here in florida, we are going to send a message lookout and clear. >> by then, trufrm's delegate map may be impossible to stop. a growing you are of republican senators including party elders like warren hatch advocate containing trump by trying to influence and work with him. this week, for example, after trump's response to an endorsement by david duke, mitch mcconnell created distance but never mentioned trump by name. >> senate republicans condemn david duke, the kkk and his racism has nothing that is not the view of republicans that have been each elected not
united states senate. >> reporter: paul ryan took a similar approach avoiding personal anting a information aimed the trump. the g.o.p. frontrunner seemed to approve . >> i am going to get along great with congress. paul ryan, i don't know him well. i am sure. if i don't, he is going to have to pay a big price. okay? thegom establishment fears in november, it's the party that could pay the biggest front. many believe with trump as nominee, the party could lose control of the house and senate. en if trump wins the white house, his running away from republican positions foreign policy, the economy and social programs. donald trufrm is going to destroy the party. it's a tough situation. >> the g.o.p. is nervous and unsure as trump moves closer to the republican nomination. david shuster, al jazeera.
>> this morning, trump is laying out his plans to reform healthcare and repeel the afford alan care act, also known as "alabamacare." trumps said he had do away with the mandate, break down state barriers that present the sale of state insurance cloos state lines and make premium lines on insurance fully tax deductible. he is calling for stricter visa regulations. he says it costs billions to provided insurance. >> as for the democrats, they are looking ahead to the next contest this weekend. big win on super tuesday. clinton weedening her lead. still trying to mount a comeback. john terrett in vermont with the latest. >> good morning from burlington, ver montgomery where yesterday the sanders campaign says they are beginning to win it and they have flan going forward. it as to be a state by state approach, winning some, losing others, to end up with delegates
to their advantage by the time june comes around. the candidate was in may appealing to voters. >> next sunday caucuses will be held through main. we can win here if there is a large turner vote. please vote. thank you all very much. >> here are the results in florida, going on with elderly issues with retirees and attacking ms. clinton in the midwest where sanders thinks he can win on the issue of trade. as for the secretary, she was speaking in new york appealing for a kinder, gentler america. >> we are going to wage a campaign that is about the future and about bringing us all together. you know, i said a few times in the last week it may seem odd to
hear this, but i want you to hear this. i honestly believe we need more love and kindness in our country right now. >> her campaign manager said heroin on super tuesday was prohibitive but likely to get larger. meanwhile both campaigns say they have the calendar and the map on their side. >> as john terrett for us says it's a cold burlington vermont. the justice department offering immunity to a former state. brian pegliano. until 2009 he was the one who set up the server inside her new york home. f.b.i. is investigating whether clinton mishandled classified information. a spokesperson saying they are pleased. >> fierce stand-off continues this morning along greece's border with macedonia. thousands are demanding they be shroud to continue their route 3 western europe.
>> all of the people here are angry. >> no food for anyone. >> macedonian authorities say they will only let in a few at a time. >> prompted dozens to block a rail line today. so far this year, more than 131,000 migrants have crossed the mediterranean. grease has been the main point of entry for more than a million. al jazeera has the latest. >> reporter: there are a few reception centers set up by the military over the past week or so here in northern greece, but i think the main picture is first of all, the refugees will have to understand they might have to stay here for much longer than they had pleadicted.
the authorities have not been able to convince them to stale at those centers where living conditions are better than here this is a makeshift camp. no one was ready for this amount of people that are now here as you said, at least 10,000. the camp is to handle only 1,000. to give you an idea about the problems here at the humanitarian crisis unfolding for aid organizations in certain areas. a logistical nightmare, tensions are increasing. we just had a little warmth around here, saw people fighting because they are exhausted to get food extremely longer. this is another queue that is also as long to get there. by the greek authorities. many don't when they turn outcomes to reach that crossing that only allows 500 people per
day while they were turned back because the macedonian authorities are not accepting the greek registration paper. >> hoda reporting there. the president of the european union traveled to agent evans today for talks on the migrant crisis. the eu is now proposing more than $750 million in emergency aid to help manage the issue throughout europe. >> near istanbul, police say they have killed two women who opened fire on a police station. this video surfaced showing the attack. shows women opening fire on the bus that was transporting officers that entered the station. they threw what appeared to be ang ren aids. not clear of the motive. not. >> this morning, there are tensions once again along the korean "penguins of madagascar." south korea said the north fired six short-range projectiles. they were allegedly launched on the eastern coast of the country. it happened hours after the u.s. security council approved sanctions in response to a
recent nuclear test by the north and their launch of a long-range rocket. the south passed its own law to deal with the crisis. harry facette reports. sglrlt on the news conference, the ministry of defense saying a number of projectiles have been fired into the sea of the eastern coast. the local comedi can't athey sometimes get briefings from military officials talking about a range spaiventh 100 to 150 kill he'llters. 6 to 8 to 9 projectiles. unclear whether they were short-range or perhaps from a multi-rocket launch system such as was unveiled by the north korean military in a major parade in october last year. analysis is underway on that point. ministry of defense is saying his military remains in a high state watching outed for further
actions by counterparts in north korea. we are coming into a period of annually high tejsdz between north and south because there are military exercises due to get underway in the next few days between u.s. and south korean forces on the "penguins of madagascar." they are going to be bigger than usual. there are reports that they might include rehearsals for a pre-emptive strike against north korean facilities. north korea came out saying it reserves the right to attack south korea ian government. so we do expect a round of heightened tensions. this is the first reaction to the u.n. execute counsel passage. it may well be there is more to follow in the days and weeding to come. >> al jazeera's harry fawcett reporting. the burden of enforcing those new economic sanctions will fall largely obvious china, which is north korea's largest trade partner. if you wanted always to hack into gone, now is your chance.
the defense department is inviting hackers to try to get into its website. they will have to be vetted before they are given the okay. the gone says it hopes the hackers will find any weaknetses before cyber criminals can exploit them. this is the first time the federal government conducted such a program. >> what are those things they used to say? come in. you will get pizza. >> i don't remember that. did had a happen? >> didn't to tell the truth. wet weather across several states this morning. good morning, nicole. >> good morning. dealing with showers and a couple storms, more significantly areas of snow. after the last front that cleared through east coast, there are some temperatures this morning around the great lakes and especially northeast everyone portions of new england, 20 to 25 degrees below average and that means part of this has been able to be snow on the north earn side. see where this is lining up. thunderstorm side is heading into the northwestern section of
alabama at this time but he get to somewhere like indiana, pushing as far east as virginia now. >> that's more the snow side because of those colder temperatures. we haved advise odors out for this anywhere from nuf jersey into a few parts of places likega but the core of this is going to be we are going to see as far south as north carolina into the village mountains. >> could be the area we get three to five inches. some of those hire elevations. that's where our problem is going to be. this continues to move through the coastline into the days tonight and into the day tomorrow as well. >> could caused some snow showers for new york and especially in the morning tomorrow and then another little system behind this that clips through as we get into the day on saturday. in the meantime, i mentioned those temperatures, a lot of them are in the teens this morning. you get to that northern tier anywhere from northern new york into northern portions of maine. some that are sub-zero and wind chills quoted earn that. it is definitely a brisk morning. this is the colder side of the
country with temperatures in the 30s. you get southward and the heat is on. houston, phoenix, high temperatures in the 80s today. >> sub-zero is not brisk. >> it's beyond brisk? >> you can say that. >> thanks, nicole. >> investigators looking at a piece of debris that might be from malaysian airline flight 370 found along mozambique. al jazeera gerald tan has more. >> reporter: it may not look like much but this piece of debris that washed up in mozambique could hold clues to one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history: missing flight m 3 sent. >> we would like to get a hold of the debris as soon as possible. we are working with australia. >> the aircraft vanished. it went off radar in march 8th,
two years ago while flying to beijing, 239 people were on board. since then, australia led a huge and costly operation to scour the indian ocean where the plane wreckage is believed to be. >> we searched so far. we have collected evidence to give some comfort to family and friends of those on board and understand what happened to the flight. >> last july, an island was found in the indian ocean. to date, it's the only confirmed evidence of the plane's fleet t families have started legal action over the plane's disappearance. they were asking the government to keep the search going and to find answers that will help them with closure. gerald tan, al jazeera. >> it's hard to believe it's been two years that flight disappeared.
go goodson and white, both facing manslaughter and assault charges. his attorney argued he can't take the stand while his case is pending. on your world this morning, i talked to baltimore proscutesor debbie heinze. she says the case is in limbo until the appeal is decided. >> the state, i think, is really now on a slippery slope and the dominos are rolling not necessarily in their favor. any time you have to have an appeal, but the one thing that happened is the state didn't anticipate a mistrial. that's really no fault of theirs because miltrials are so rare but they wanted officer to porter to testify -- to have his trial first and then regardless of what happened, whether there was a conviction, which they hoped for or whether there was an acquittal. he would then have been free without any issues of jeopardize or self incrimination to testify against the other two officers and that didn't happen as we
know. so once the mistrial occurred, it put them in kind of a limboland and so the dominos really are not stacked the way they should be stacked in their favor. so, we are here at the point where the maryland court of appeals is going to decide. any time you have to have an appellate court decide, it can go either way. so we really don't know. >> the lower courts before this said porter had to testify. defense attorneys are confident he will win on appeal an won't have to testify. if that happens, what happens to the rest of the cases that have to be tried? >> that's a very interesting question. i think that if that were to happen, i am not sure how the state would be able to present their case without officer porter, but here's the thing that should have probably happened that i have said: once a mistrial occurs, my former office, they needed to really have re-assessed the case, re-assessed the point that they
were at at that particular moment to in time. things have changed drastically. what they needed to do is bite the bullet so to speak and drop the charnz against officer porter. once the charges go awaynces ag porter. once the charges go away. he is free to testify just as any other witness testifies. he doesn't need use and deriv tim immunity, if you will immunity. he is free to testify and would have to testify pursuant to a subpoena if they had dropped the charges. but the state wanted to have their cake and eat it, too. so they are in a limo stage where they are facing a possibility they could lose. >> a decision in porter's case could come as sunni as today. court watchers expect it could take weeks or longer for judges to res off the issues. >> baltimore police are launching a criminal investigation after an officer in the city school was shown on camera slapping a teenager. video of what happened shows another policeman watching as the officer slaps and kicks a
boy. the officers and the school's police chief are now on administrative leave. they were apparently responding to a call that two intruders were inside the school. it is unclear where the victim is a student or not. the texas state trooper who arrested sandra bland has now been formally fired from his job. brian encina was charged with perjury for miss reporting how the traffic stopped happenraffi >> the supreme court is hearing arguments on wednesday, andays roxanne in a reports, the court seems to be sharply divided. >> outlined in the supreme court, the debate over one of the biggest abortion cases in years grew loud. >> texas cares about our women. that's what this is all about. >> this isn't about increasing
women's health and safety. it's about putting them in a precarious situation where they don't have access to care. >> reporter: inside, the debay grew spirited. conservative justises asked whether a 2013 law is as devastating to women's healthcare as abortion providers there say. liberal just is asked whether the law is even needed. the law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. it requires clinics to meet costly standards similar to emergency rooms. supporters say the goal is to protect women's health. critics say it's caused half the state's clinics to close complicating women's access. >> there are waiting periods. there are multiple visits that women need to make so that they have to get child care more than once, have to get time off work. there is travel for a lot of people that that can be really complicated. >> conservative justice samuel alito asked for evidence that the law was to blame for all of the closures saying as to some
of them, there is information they closed for reasons that had nothing to do with this law. >> liberal justice quizzed the attorney from texas over why the state is regulating abortion more than riskier procedures? she said there are many procedures that are much higher risk. colon oscopy, lipo success. we could go on and on. you are saying, that's okay. we get to set higher standards for abortion. i just want to know why that is. scott keller later responded: legislate temperatures react to topics that are of public concern. the pistol vote is likely to be justice anthony kennedy. with the court one member short after antonin scalia's death last month t could split 4 to 4. that would mean the lower court's ruling stands and the texas law would be upheld. the court's decision is expected in late june. roxanna suberry, washington. there are now 4 republicans in the race for the white house. >> there used to be a lot more.
well, back to your world this morning. 8:30 eastern time, time to look at the top stories. a fierce stand-off along the border between greece and macedonia. thousands are my grant are protesting. macedonian authorities say they are only going to let a few in at a time. >> prompted dozens to block this rail line today. >> south korea says the north has fired six short range projectiles into the sea off of the eastern coast. the launch came hours after the u.n. execute council approved new sanctions and that was in response to recent nuclear tests and a long-range rocket launch. former presidential mitt romney plans to deliver scathing criticism of donald trump in a speech he is going to call trump a phoney and fraud. trump says romney doesn't know
how to win. they are facing off minus one. ben carson says he will not attend the debate after landing in the bottom in super tuesday votes. tonight's debate taking place in michigan that is a key state on the road to the white house. >> the campains are focused on six states where voters will cast their ballots or calkus this weekend. doesn't have as many delegates. 148 are up for grabs there on the democratic side. 59 for the republicans. >> bernie sanders is actually in michigan this morning. he will be speaking in about the next half hour about his plans for creating more jobs there. he needs to do well in the state of michigan trying to state competitive. hillae clinton has a huge lead in the delegate count. >> john kasich is hoping for a strong showing in michigan he is campaigning there and the detroit news newspaper endorse would him this morning. casib is far behind in the delegate count. so is mark 0 rubio who is hoping
romney can revive his campaign. >> marco rubio got a super star welcome in michigan one day after a bruising super tuesday less than a week before the michigan primary, the florida senator appealed to a crowd of nearly 1,000 near detroit a. people are saying now is please, everyone get together so we can keep this frontrunner from winning and destroying the republican party. >> i am aun fire. >> reporter: trump is on a roll r racking up victories. he has a commanding lead going in to michigan's primary next week according to the latest detroit free press poll. stopping occasionally while reporters chanted his name, rubio blasted trump for preying on voters' fears especially over lost manufacturing jobs. michigan shed more than 200,000
them in the last decade. >> the jobs are being replaced by millions or being sent to other countries. they just don't pay enough anymore. times are difficult. we have to acknowledge that reality, but we should not take advantage of that reality. >> michigan is a state that defines easy -- defies labels. it's a traditional blue collar state but with amount of independent voters. most at this rally say they support rubio. >> the most christian of the bunch. >> i have been listening to his debate and what he wants to do for this country. i think it's good for this country. >> i think he will win michigan i do. >> they could be swayed by
trump. >> time will tell. >> michigan voters will get one more chance to see rubio, trump, and kasich before heading to the polls. it could be rubio's best shot getting them in his corner. >> thank you, and god bless you. thank you for coming today. god bless all of you. thank you. >> diane esther bloomberg, al jazeera michigan. this morning, a former catholic priest in central pennsylvania is beginning a 16-year prison term sentenced on wednesday for molesting boys during mishae tripz. the priest was one of several named in a damming report by a grand jury just released on tuesday. it assed thet hiding clergy sex abuse for decades. >> a state representative in pennsylvania, he was abused by a priest when he was a boy. he joins us from harrisburg. good morning and thank you for
your time. this report says at least 50 priests and our church employees abused hundreds of children over four years and that the bishops covered it up. what accountability can come out of this? >> there is really only one answer to that, and that we must reform the statute of limitations. yes must eliminate the civil and criminal statutes and we must open up a two-year window to give the ability to go to court and have voices heard just like in this, in johnstown, many of these victims will never be able to go to court because of the arbitrary statute of limitation here in pennsylvania. we need to change that. >> legal experts, i understand, say one of the reasons for limiting the number of years in which a victim can come forward, the so-called statute of limitations you are talking about is that victims may not remember exactly what happened, the details so many details later. as a victim, yourself, would
what would your response to that argument be. >> that is just bs. that is a smoke screen. >> that's just another lie to stop victims from coming forward and telling their stories. victims don't forget what happened to them. i remember every single day that i go to my bathroom and i go into my shower that i was raped by a priest. >> doesn't change. i have talked to other victims, even one woman that was 75 years old who could recount her story of being raped at 15. victims don't forget. we just want to have our voices heard. there is some opposition to us coming forward. mainly from the catholic conference. they are the ones that are trying to silence not only victims of priest abuse but victims across the board from all different types of child abuse. >> did you try to press charges against your accuser? >> unfortunately, i did not. by the time i was able to come forward and talk about it, i was
39-year-old, my second childhood friend just committed suicide. what people don't realize when i was sexually abused and raped, the statute of limitations for me in pennsylvania were i only had five years to come forward criminally and two years to come forward civilly. that's ridiculous. first of all, as a 13, 14-year-old, i didn't even know what a limitation was and how was i supposed to come forward by the age of 18 when i couldn't talk about it until my second childhood friend killed himself. that was when i was age 39. so i don't want to hear from the opponents to this type of legislation. they need to get out of the way, and we need to move forward to give haven'tims their voice. >> the philadelphia archdiocese went through this same thing in 2005. your state also had the jerry sandusky section abuse casesx a where is the opposition coming from? >> it is mainly the catholic
conference and insurance federation. the catholic conference is spending millions of dollars every year to silence victims. up here in harrisburg, they do everything they need to do, take out legislators, take them golfing, dinner. they do everything to make sure legislation do not move in the judiciary committees. it's just despicable to me that legislation -- you are right. how many cases? three grand jury testimonies in philadelphia. t co sp y, the boy scouts, sandusky. what will it take? you read this report in full from johnstown, you will know why the catholic conference spends millions to block the legislation. >> it says police and law enforcement were also sort of complicit that there was some sort of conspiracy wider than the church. is that how en flew incial the church still is in central
pennsylvania? >> that to me is just unbelievable. where else in this country or in this state -- and i want to kn know: do you have a bishop picking the police chief? how could victims ever get justice in johnstown? a victim comes forward to the police chief. what do they do? call the bishop to come in, say they are going to take care of it, that they are going to send the priest to a rehab center where the rehab center is owned by the catholic church so if the priest doesn't admit employment, they put him in the population where he can abuse hundreds more kids. i am going to be calling on the attorney general of pennsylvania to investigate every diocese in the state of pennsylvania. we need to have an answer if this was rampant and from what i am hear eg from victims reaching out to me, this is. >> you have reason to believe that further investigation will uncover more cases of sexual abuse in other diocese in your
state? >> absolutely. there is no doubt about it. i have had victims reach out to me from my home diocese, the pittsburgh diocese. in fact, a lot of cases from the pittsburgh diocese. i don't know how they got -- we haven't investigated them yet. we need to do that we need to go to every one of these places, open up the secret archives and look and see what happened. we can't, you know, one thing we know is if we look at this information, we can correct things moving forward but we need to hold these bishops and the institutions accountable for the crimes that they have committed and covered up. >> mark rosia, state representative from pennsylvania, thank you so much for sharing your story and your time this morning. >> thank you, stephanie knee. >> the international olympic committee tried to reassure that the summer games will be zika free. >> a couple of days ago, having
a k with the director general of the world health organization where she informed me there is a lot of hot spots for the zika mosquitos. and where she expressed their confidence in safe and successful olympic games. >> presenting off on august 5th, struggle with thousands of cases of the zika virus. most in the northeastern part of that country. some help in detecting zika may be coming from africa. researchers in senegal saying technology used to detect ebola can help slow zika's spread. more from dakar in senegal. >> epdeemologist and his team real in high demand.
in december, they got a call from brazil asking for help with tackling the zekea outbreakika carrying this suitcase. it's a soaver powered virus detection set. inside the suitcase is a state-of-the-art laboratory with just a tiny sound, they can tell if they are dethe couldn't. >> these machines allow to find out the genertic make-up of the virus with blood, or body fluid. >> it takes five days. this equipment can tell whether the virus is present in just 15 minutes. detecting early means you can try to tackle the advice and eliminate suffering from the infected patients. >> thousands in south america have been infected with the
virus. it's spreading. researchers believe zika can be ant linked to micro encephaly. >> we have not bined it a zinings with zik am. criticsists belief early detection is key believing equipment can make a difference. virus eventually bringing an end to the outbreak given the zika virus scientists wants to bring out these cases to affected areas as soon as possible zika
has been in west africa for more than 40 years. the strain is different, though. it has not been a defendant major health hazard here brazilians are using kits and models on this one. the team is packing its bags one more time to help out. nicholas, al jazeera. pro promoting health year living. >> a ban on energy drinks hoped to reduce alcohol abuse. >> a could be tro versial law that for mothers who have taken drugs coming under scrutiny.
al jazeera america. flu 2006, alabama passed a law intended to protect unborn babies has led to hundreds of mothers being arrested. those mothers say they were unfairly caught up in an effort to stop meth. >> boy, am i glad to see you. >> she wants to be a mother. now she has two boys. when she gave birth to one-year-old james last year, things went badly wrong. due to her pregnancy, she took half a valium when that showed naup blood test, she fell foul of alabama's laws. she gave birth to a personal heal
healthy son. two months later, she was arrested at work and taken away in handcuffs. >> i had this overwhelming sense of doom and failure like there was no way that this was -- i was going to recover from them. i knew in my heart that i had done nothing wrong bi i know the way the lawyer works. >> the law was originally written to tackle am problem. >> according to an indication by 2006, 500 pim have been parade under the chemical endangerment laws. according to one doctor at the hospital who treats infants with drug withdrawal symptoms, it simply isn't the right approach. >> the doctor says dependence on things like painkillers and a rise in heroin use are a far bigger problem than meth adix. he is an advocate for support rather than prosecution. >> a lot of babies growing up
without their mothers and we all know how important a mother's love is, at the same time criminalizing these women. making them fem inferior and bad mothers is going to leave a mark on them forever. >> the public defender's office in firmibirmingham, lawyers are concerned about the rights of women who claim blood tests carried out without a mother's consent could have dire consequences. >> we have to foster a situation where people are encouraged to be honest with their caregivers. if we can't do that, then what you will have is people not getting care and you will have people having really bad outcomes because there they are afraid of the punishment that would come to them if they were honest. >> the charges against casey were dropped. this mother says she will fight for those who can't speak for themselves. andy gallacher, al jazeera, rainbo city, alabama. >> san fran simpling 0 raising
the legal age to buy cigarettes, increasing the age from 18 to 21 beginning june 1st. san francisco joins more than 100 other cities including boston and new york. similar moves. health officials say increasing the legal age encourages younger people not to smoke. they think vapping will be ba banned on commercial flights. it will only apply to passengers on all flights within the u.s. and those coming in and out of the country. >> one college in new england is saying no to energy drinks. the school is concerned about the health effects and the connections to binge drinking. >> energy drinks may be one way some students pull all nighters. one new england college says it will stop selling them on campus. in a statement, middleburry college says we hope this will
contribute to a healthier campus environment and says they are linked to high risk of sexual activity. they are a more than $12 billion industry in the u.s. people who combine energy drinks alcohol binge drink more. a lot them reported more difficulty sexually. some said they had been taken advantage of. some said they were more likely to take advantage other people section dwhully. this combination is viewed as dangerous by the c.d.c. >> not everyone agrees so some say it could lead to policing their food choices. the school says the students can consume the energy drinks. they just won't be able to buy them on campus. a similar effort 5 years ago at the university of new hampshire quickly ended. the school wanted to ban the drinks but reversed its decision saying it couldn't find clear
evidence linking energy drinks to alcohol abuse. red bull says the 8.4 ounce cans contain about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee and it says health authorities have concluded it is safe to consume. getting rid of full contact tackling in college football. >> why ivory league schools are imposing the new rule. >> it's a revolutionary approach. >> we are pushing the boundaries. >> techknow is going to blow your mind. >> our experts go inside the innovations, impacting you. >> this is the first time anybody's done this. >> i really feel my life changing. >> techknow, where technology meets humanity. only on al jazeera america.
one college sports league is taking a risk to reduce the risk of football. >> saying players will no longer be able to tackle each other during practices. >> there has been intense debate in all levels of football over the effect of repetitive collisions on players' long-term health. the most receipt discussion was in the ivory league. buddy keegan said it took the ivory league football coaches five minutes to decide hitting during regular season practices should end completely. >> this would be good for us and as coaches, good for our program, more specifically our players but a nice message to sends nationwide is ways to prepare and ways to perform and execute the requirements of the game without compromising your players. >> head trauma from multiple hits has been blamed for players' suicide. it was featured in the movie concussion based upon a true story. >> and football related head trauma was the catalyst for a
$1 billion lawsuit by former players against the n.f.l. that league allows, on average, less than one full contact practice per week in season. some coaches go even further. >> i had a conversation with jeff fisher with the rams. he mentioned that this level, he doesn't tackle any longer. that's really kind of resonated with me. >> coach stephens has banned full contact at dartmouth since 2010. his team practices on polarized tackling dummies that can somewhat predict the real ballplayer. since eliminating tackling, dartmouth has gone from doormat to ivory league co-champion. he thinks that success helped convince his fellow copes that less hitting didn't have to mean less winning. >> i think it's helped our football program. >> ivorically league spokesman says the new rule won't become official until the university president and agethletic direct
spoke likely in may or june. >> the ivory league says it's not only focusing on making football safer. there are planes to he review practice rules for hockey, lacrosse, soccer, rugby, wrestling as well. and some sports, male and female. >> the ivory league started as a football league. does research back-up the fact that eliminating tackling in practice may help? >> a couple of studies. there is a group called practice like pros. they have estimated since the n.f.l. limited the hitting in practice that concussions during practice have gone down to about 3%, which is a marked decrease. university of wisconsin found when they lid preseason hitting in the state for high schools that the concussions awent down 50%. >> wow? >> pretty steep. that's not a complete list of studies but there appears to be
some evidence that it is going in that direction. >> from a kid who does remote control can it's pretty good. >> i don't know. he may shall have created that thing. maybe he doesn't need a job now. >> thanks a lot. >> we are keeping an eye on the race for the white house. those restoring the capitol dome are racing toward a different goal as you can see from the live pictures. the scaffolding is up. they are on a tight deadline to compete their mission in time for the inauguration of the 45th president of the united states. here is more. >> reporter: 52 miles of piping, 15,000 square feet of netting and 1200 gallons of paint. this is not your average facelift. almost $60 million, the restoration of the u.s. capitol dome is expensei and extensive. again, it's been more than 150 years in the making. this week, the first planks of scalding surrounding the cast iron dome are finally, coming
off after two years of work. while politicians bicker inside, construction crews restore the outside protecting the 288 foot high dome from the elements that have rusted the iron and damaged the statue of freedom. at 15,000 pounds, the bronze statute was the crown jewel to the building in 1863. but construction began decades before president george washington actually laid the cornerstone back in 1793. it was destroyed by the british in the war of 1812. it survived and evolved. >> a big clean-up in washington. the national capitol, the scene of a giant housecleaning job. painters get to work on the great iron dome which weighs almost 9 million pounds. >> the capitol continues to be a center piece of history. it will soon be as good as new. paul beban, al jazeera. >> thanks for watching.
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