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this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. the steaks ahead of tuesday's presidential primaries. we take a critical look at the issues in the state of michigan. saying good-bye to nancy megan. the former first lady will be buried next to her husband. and maria sharapova admits to failing a drug test at the
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australian open. and how a robot is helping a wisconsin student stay in school and walk the halls with her classmates. ♪ so it isn't quite super-tuesday but tomorrow could prove to be a pivotal day. voters in four states will cast their ballots to choose their presidenty's presidential nominees. both parties are taking part in the primaries in michigan and mississippi. michael shure standing by for us in detroit tonight. michael, michigan is tuesday's big prize, how are the contests shaping up there? >> well, let me tell you, first of all you said hawaii caucus, and i'm in detroit. i did something wrong today, tony. but it is an interesting race. this is a very important place,
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michigan in this race. and it's not just about who does well, it's about who doesn't do well. john kasich is coming up in donald trump still in the lead, but john kasich closing a gap on ted cruz, trying to make stand. you have to have 15% of the vote to get delegates. and marco rubio is below that. everybody is looking at marco rubio for who isn't doing well. a poll from ohio is out today, and that had rubio at 5%. the conversation is starting to turn towards what is the plan for marco rubio. but mymy -- michigan is the big prize tomorrow. i want to add one other thing about the polling here that is very interesting. 71% in that poll today, 71% of republicans said they would vote for donald trump. that leaves 29% who would not. mitt romney got over 90% of the republican vote here in
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michigan, and he still lost by nine points. so donald trump is not the kind of candidate michigan republicans want. >> at least of couple of the candidates are looking forward to florida as well. >> yeah, i mean it's -- listen, donald trump and marco rubio are fighting in florida. it's rubio's state as you know. he represents them in the united states senate. but this is the first hard-hitting ad in florida by donald trump. listen to how harsh it can get, tony. >> corrupt marco rubio has spent years defrauding the people of florida. as a legislature he flipped on a key vote after selling his house. he used the republican party's credit card to pave his driveway and to live it up in las vegas. when he got caught he said he had used the wrong credit card.
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but he had used the same republican party card for six -- >> wow, i get it. yeah. yeah. i get it. so what about the democrats. hillary clinton and bernie sanders have faced off in a debate in flint, michigan last night. tell us about that. >> right now hillary clinton talking, bernie sanders talking to michigan voters, but the debate last night in flint was interesting, because hillary clinton went after bernie sanders on the auto bailout, saying it wasn't part of the auto bailout, he voted against it. wasn't really, i would say fair on the whole, because in fact what sandered voted against was the tarp bill, and that -- that is what was a big problem for bernie sanders, combining that money to save the banks with the auto companies, but in fact he was for the auto companies, and he spent a lot of time said
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saying that in fact he was for the auto bailout, but it did hurt last night, and a lot of people in michigan saw that debate as well. >> gotcha, michael thank you. from detroit's bankruptcy to flint's water crisis, the problems affecting michigan have long been national issues. bisi onile-ere has more on how residents view this election. >> millions of good jobs lost. come communities devastated. the jobs moved overseas. >> hillary clinton came here to show she is standing with us. >> he'll do for michigan what he had done for hawaii -- ohio >> reporter: the candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard in the state. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders squared off in flint, a city plagued by a nearly two-year-long water
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crisis. >> it is raining lead in flint, and the state is der -- der elect? not coming forward. >> the governor should understand he was irresponsible. he should resign. >> reporter: and as the city of flint works towards a long-term fix, rick snyder is under mounting pressure. the board of state canvassers approved a second recall against the governor, and a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of residents was filed against the governor and other state officials. the democrat debate put flint in the spotlight, but many voters remain split. >> i don't generally have a lot of hope for promises made by candidates, because -- i mean not that they won't do what they are going to do, but i'm always
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skeptical first. but i'm glad that they are bringing it up. that's important that they are bringing it up. >> to see what is going on in the lives that's being affected, so hopefully the debates will focus on that, and we'll see whether we go from there. that's where i'm making my choice on who would be the best for the president in the future. >> reporter: social issues are top concerns for many voters in michigan, the state economy is improving. an issue that came up in last week's republican debate. >> saving through negotiate throughout the economy -- >> but that doesn't cut the federal deficit. >> of the four states with contests on tuesday, michigan has the most delicates to award. making michigan a key battleground state in the race of the white house. bisi onile-ere, al jazeera,
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detroit. the former mayor of flint joins me now from skype. the plaintiffs of a new lawsuit -- i'm sure you are aware of it, say that authorities, and i'm assuming that includes you failed to take appropriate measures to eliminate the danger of the corrosive water. are you named in that new lawsuit? and how do you respond to the allegation? >> yeah, i'll have to check with the flint city attorney's office on that. there have been a number of different lawsuits files. they have issue with the city as a corporation, and common when lawsuits come in they name the mayor, but the city attorney's office will be handling those cases. and the position is it follows -- unfortunately it followed the guidance and department of environmental quality, and they admitted that
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they had disinterpreted the safe-drinking water act and put our entire community at risk. so there is a lot to be worked out between the state's disclosures and these lawsuits are important because residents deserve equal opportunities. we shouldn't be paying for water that we can't use, and those issues really fall at the foot of the state. >> at the foot of the state. interesting. so mayor -- you were the mayor in 2014, a local general motor's plant opted to stop using flint's water due to concerns about the wort being corrosive. isn't that send up red flags for you. >> yeah. but governor snyder enacted an emergency manager, starting in december of 2011, all the way
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through april of 2015, and that's why you hear so much about the state of michigan's responsibility. neither myself nor city council has any financial control over the city, over its legal matters or human resource matters, so we were occasionally consulted on issues, but the final decisions about the treatment of the water, the personnel, there were all kinds of concerns coming from this community over and over again, but they were falling on deaf ears because of the state's focus on the bottom line and the budget. >> you were on cnn not that long ago, and you claimed that there was a bait and switch. is that what you are sort of alluding to here. a bait and switch at the hands of the city manager? and explain that to me. >> well, that's where this
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problem started because the city council back in march of 2013, we did express for the city switching to a new long-term water supply that would bring lake huron water into our community as well as the rest of genesee county. and it has the proper corogues control. and after we weighed in on the new switch, after we went through our normal budget consultations, there was a change inserted in the very end of june of 2013 that switched the city to the flint river on an interim basis, and that's where this whole system really started to break down, and the complaints started to come in. it has been one problem after another. >> right. >> when the state finally admitted it hadn't enforced the safe drinking water act, and
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worked with the city staff to have that control in, we finally realized what had been happening to us, and that's why we have been so outraged. >> so, i guess the last one for me, so is the answer to the question of why you as the mayor at the time didn't do more to protect the residents of your city, is the answer to that, i was given bad information, i gave bad information to the community, is that your answer, and does that feel adequate to you? >> nothing is adequate at this point, because people were put at risk, and i was given bad information. the same is true of our state representatives and senators, we were all in the same boat here with receiving information from the michigan of environmental quality. but i repeatedly asked -- begged the governor for assistance. we have been asking and asking
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as a community for resources. we're still in that same boat today. we need state funding for our health services, for expanded nutrition, for infrastructure replacement, and we need a real partner in lancing, and we have continued to get a lot of defensiveness, getting partial payments, but not full payments. this issue really has to be about the city, the state, and even the federal government working together, and that's what i continue to push for every day. >> mayor, appreciate it. tributes to nancy reagan continue to pour in today. she died from con guesttive heart failure. jennifer london has the starry. >> reporter: funeral preparations are underway, her
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death is being described as the end of an error both for the library that she loved and the nation. as the clouds broke, the flags outside the ronald reagan presidential library were lowered to half staff in honor of first lady nancy reagan. the president and mrs. reagan believed so strongly in freedom and democracy. and whenever president reagan saw the flag he saluted. so to have it lowered meant a lot to me. >> mrs. reagan will be buried along her husband who died in 2004. every detail of the funeral meticulously planned by the former first lady herself. >> everything from the pallbearers, to the family members and people participating in the ceremony, they are hollywood people, government people, friends of the family.
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>> reporter: the funeral will be a closed service. nancy reagan will lie in repose so members of the public can pay their final respects. the presidential library is closed this week, but outside well wishers left flowers and notes. inside a look at the first lady gallery, you see the glamour of old hollywood. her famous red portrait gown is on display, and her gridiron uniform. she showed up at a dinner in the most outrageous mismatched outfit, rain boots and a flowered skirt, and hat with a feather, and the whole point was to make fun of herself. she is being remembered across the country. in washington, d.c., next to a portrait of the first lady, a
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condolence book is available for the public to sign. earlier president obama recalled meeting her once, touched by her devotion to president reagan. >> i know how much she meant not just to president reagan but to the country as a whole. she will be missed. >> reporter: the white house has yet to announce if the obamas willed a tend the funeral on friday, tony, in the next coming days, we expect to learn more about who is on the guest list. >> nancy reagan played an actor role to say the least in making the reagan library a reality. talk us through that, if you would, please. >> she certainly did. many have described her as the driving force behind the presidential library. and certainly she was instrumental in bringing a b in
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of the displaces to life. in one exhibit about the vatican, that was supposed to open this week, that opening has been delayed. i was told by the library staff that she would come to the grounds as often as she could, and she would come every year to mark the anniversary of the death of her husband. she would sit by his gave side for ten to 15 minutes, and she will be buried alongside him in friday. >> thank you, jennifer london. still ahead on the program, the refugee crisis, europe's leaders trying to find a new plan to ease pressure on the e.u. plus the marshall islands taking legal action over atomic weapons. find fantasy shows.
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the pentagon says any u.s. carried out an air strike this friday. a pentagon spokesman says the al-qaeda-linked group was preparing to attack in africa. roxana saberi has more. >> tony spent gone spokesman said the air strikes on saturday killed more than 150 al-shabab fighters. the group has continued to launch deadly attacks aimed at overthrowing the government. in resent years, al-shabab has claimed responsibility for
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attack after attack, including a massacre at this nairobi mall. on monday the u.s. officials said they are plans another attack this time on u.s. troops and their allies. >> my understanding is that there was intelligence that this was a training camp and that these fighters would soon be embarking upon missions that would directly impact the u.s. and our partners. >> reporter: the u.s. us says they targeted the camp killing 150 al-shabab fighters. it says the u.s. has been watching the site for weeks. >> this strike was in self-defense and in defense of our african union mission of somalia partners. >> the removal of those terrorist fighters degrades app
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shabab's objectives including recruiting new members. >> reporter: the u.s. has designated al-shabab a terrorist organization, and as a number of social operations forces in somalia aimed at crippling it. the group is thought to have thousands of fighters, including children and foreigners. u.s. strikes killed the group's top leader in 2014, but it has stopped up its tacks in the past few months, killing more than 150 people. u.s. officials say saturday's strikes on al-shabab are a step forward in efforts to weaken it. >> this is a good example of how we can use our resources and capabilities in partnership with forces on the ground, in this
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case african union forces to counter extremism, and protect the united states and our interests. >> reporter: news of the air strikes come as the white house will disclose the number of people killed by u.s. drones and other counter terrorist strikes since barack obama came president. tony activists say the actual number of civilians killed is much higher. >> yeah, there is an active dispute over that. roxana, thank you. in tunisia, gunmen attacked police posts leaving at least 54 people dead. al jazeera's correspondent has more. >> reporter: the people woke up to this. the sound of heavy gunfire. the attacks on the town were coordinated on the national army and security forces. some local people report seeing
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dozens of fighters roaming the streets. tunisian authorities say they have killed many of them, including this man. this was one of the targets. the security forces targeted here. what this attack shows is that there is an organized well-armed group operating in this border region, and capable of hitting strategic targets. some call it the world west of tunisia. known for the smuggling of goods from nearby libya. >> translator: they are dirt. we're not afraid of them. all of the people are in solidarity with the government. i am a citizen. for us everyone is in solidarity
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with the government. we hate them. they don't represent us. they don't represent tunisia. >> translator: of course, i'm afraid. we're all afraid here because it is the first time something like this has happened. >> reporter: one possible reason for the attack is revenge for a recent u.s. air strike in western libya. most killed were tunisians. it is thought that the strike happened with the help of tunisian officials. this time it was a much larger group attacked. >> translator: this is an unprecedented attack, planned and organized and who's goal was probably to take control of this area, and announce a new 'em rate. >> reporter: the government recently built a barrier along its border with libya.
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tunisia clearly needs better intelligence to protect itself borders, but this fighting also shows the threat isn't just coming from libya. it is already within tunisia itself. a setback today and e.u. and turkish leaders met to discuss the refugee crisis. the leaders walked away from today's meeting with no deal in place. jonah hull reports now from brussels. they have thought that with turkey's help, they were about to fix the refugee crisis. >> the only way to respond to these challenges is solidarity. solidarity. at the end of today our
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continent is our continent all together, and we have to see the whole picture, not just regular migration, but the whole future of our continent is on the table. >> the european union had hoped that turkey would readmit thousands of asylum seekers currently building up in greece, that and with the announce of the closure of the balkan root were meant to be the answer to this crisis. turkey if it is to help europe, it wants more, more money, more cast iron plans for its european union membership, and if turkey is to help, then turkey wants the european union to help relieve it of some of the many thousands of syrians sitting in
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turkish camps. e.u. leaders have had their own unexpected developments too from no less than angela merkel. >> translator: in response to the question of how we can release migrants, it can't just be about closing something. we need to find a sustainable solution together with turkey. >> reporter: despite the language of closure being well-known to the germans in advance. mrs. merkel, says she won't hear any talk of closed european borders. >> jonas hull reporting. and just a couple of minutes ago. angela merkel said she is optimistic about the negotiations, but that europe needs more time to consider turkey's proposal. and still ahead, oklahoma
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shaking. the state's new plan to deal with frac-ing-related earthquakes. and the families of disappeared flight mh 370, are still looking for close sure.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target. oklahoma is expanding regulations on oil and gas companies to reduce the number of frac-ing earthquakes bat v -- rattling the state. in 2013 frac-ing companies injected more than a billion barrels of wastewater into the
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ground causing the earthquake. heidi is the answer simply to cut back on the amount of water pumped into the ground? >> reporter: it seems like a simple answer, doesn't it tony in the research is unanimous. when to inject enough water and deep enough that it touches the fault line, it can make that fault shift. now the state of oklahoma taking actions, though critics are calling it too later, too late. >> reporter: waiting for a catastrophe. >> everything was just coming off of the shelves, and the shelves were swearing back and forth in just -- it was scary. it was very scary. >> reporter: oklahoma has seen a 600% increase in earthquakes since the frac-ing boom began in 2009. researchers say the wells used to dispose of fluid used in
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frac-ing are to blame. it appears the most wastewater injected into the ground the most earthquakes. but the details of that relationship are murky. turning oklahoma into the testing ground. >> the experiment that you have been running for the last couple of years, it is really a failed experiment. >> reporter: so far the earthquakes have not caused death of injury, but as the quakes increase in frequency and magnitude, seismologist warn that the likes of the massive quake of haiti may be around the corner. >> people's lives and properties is at steak. >> reporter: a state government in the past accused of putting the oil and gas industry ahead of public safety.
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it took three years and thousands of quakes for the state to officially recognize the link. the state agency that regulating oil and gas is trying to get up to speed. >> no one has tried to tackle a project like this before. >> the operators of more than 400 disposal wells, to reduce the amount by 40%. is this asking or telling the operators to comply. >> it's a volunteer director. if they do not follow the directive, our action will be battles. >> reporter: there is also concern about reporting of how much water they put into the ground. >> the technology exists, what doesn't exist is the political will power to make that happen, and the cost is about $8,000 a well. >> reporter: then there is the question of what happens if oil
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prices rise. the current dip in disposal well usage has less to do with regulations and more to do with the economy. and the town of fairview just northwest of here, experienced a 4.0 magnitude earth caquake jus today. interesting enough researcher have linked a 5.0 magnitude quake to an ice storm. and when the wells came back online, that is when the earthquake struck. >> isn't this problem looking more and more like it is going to go away, because the price of a barrel of oil is so low. people in that industry where you are there, and other parts of the country, they can't do business because they can't make money. >> right now the level of
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activity, this is already low compared to at the peak which we saw a year ago, so they are actually expecting this problem to get bigger once and if those oil prices rise. >> gotcha. too question to that guy you were talking to. so much of these new rules depend on self reporting by think owners of the wells. how will the state regulators assure that the reports are even accurate? >> the short answer is they can't. there are only 50 or so inspectors that look at these wells, and there are 250,000 such wells to be inspected. so there is simply no way they can all be verified for accuracy. >> thank you. the marshal islands are taking on the world powers.
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residents say their lives were ruined by dozens of nuclear tests. they argue that the state's possessing nuclear weapons have [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: in decades gone by the world's nuclear powers used these beautiful at -- attolls into nuclear testing. the u.s. went to these islands to try to persuade the locals that their nuclear testing would be for the greater good. there were 67 nuclear tests along the chain of islands. the islanders say generations past and present have suffered the effect. >> i can just go down the list of my wife's family, and my
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wife's mother died of cancer, my wife's uncle died from cancer. >> marshall islands versus india. >> reporter: and now the national criminal court in the hague are deciding if they have a case. they brought a case against the three nuclear powers on the argument that they breached a legal duty to disarm. similar logic is being used against six other nations. including the u.s., russia and china. what they are asking is what the nuclear arms states are currently doing and have been doing for decades, is that a good faith implementation of their disarmament recognition. there are plans for new triant for decades to come, that there is very little willingness for these states to participate, is
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that good faith? >> reporter: the islanders themselves says they can't get anybody in the u.s. to listen to them. so it is the david versus goliath case. >> [ inaudible ] india and pakistan is doing now is going to hurt them. >> reporter: nowadays the marshall islands have other things to worry about too, rising seas and climate change is threatening their entire existence. it's hard to argue that they haven't suffered enough from the actions of the world's most powerful countries. lawrence lee, al jazeera. the united states and south
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korea kicked off military exercises today. north korea is accusing the two countries of trying to overthrow its government. and is promising an offensive nuclear strike. last week the united states imposed its toughest sanctions yet on north korea. the bowing 777 en route to beijing from kuala lumpur, is still missing. >> reporter: the village still apply men to apply for construction jobs in east asia. that's what this man did. he was one of the 154 chinese passengers on flight mh 370.
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last march on the first anniversary of the jet's disappearance, his younger brother told me he believed the plane had been hijacked. he still thinks that today. >> translator: this has had a huge impact on our family. this is endless torture and pain. we will remain in this abyss of main as long as the truth is not discovered. >> reporter: a year ago we met his missing brother's wife and young won. the family's home was adorned with happy memories. but she has since left the house after a row with the airlines over the compensation offer. her child is now effectively a pawn in the bitter family feud over money. >> translator: she wanted to accept the compensation, but my parents did not want to. so she took the son away and
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would not let my parents see her until they paid her money. >> reporter: the deadline for families to file a claim against malaysia airlines is march 8th. now on the eve of this anniversary, this family has finally launched a claim, seeking compensation of almost a million dollars. the campaign for compensation is taking its toll on already broken families who may also never know the real cause of their grief. adrian brown, al jazeera, northern china. and still ahead, overcoming adversity on and off the court. the inspiring story of a basketball phenom battling a rare disease.
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♪ >> so in los angeles, a rare thunder and lightning storm set palm trees on fire. and also patches of ice from hail that fell in the violent storms. heavy rain caused flooding all over california. march madness is about to swiech the country. there is an inspirational story of a basketball player. andy roesgen explains. >> here is landis, in the paint. >> reporter: at first glance this 6'6" starting guard from
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florida has it all, a mean drive, quick feet, a killer three-point shot, but when the coach of the university of st. francis in illinois was considering recruiting landis andersson, something seemed off. >> i keep moving the phone like closer and closer to my face, and after a minute i'm like -- he is only playing with his left arm, like what is the deal here? >> reporter: andersson's has a neurological disorder that allows him just limited use of his right hand, but a disability, his mother was having none of it. >> i remember struggling to tie my shoe and i said mom i can't do it. and she got on me about it. >> reporter: she learned to tie her own shoe with one hand to prove it could be done. >> it was my mom that showed me
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that tough love, and pretty much taught me i could do whatever i wanted. >> reporter: and both of his parents played collegiate basketball. landis was always so focused at being a better player, he never realized he was at a disadvantage. except the occasional cat call. >> i would hear parents say, like, stop him, he only had one arm. and i remember looking up at my mom, and she would give me this scary face like you better play harder. >> reporter: some coaches may have never considered signing a player like anderson, but coach marks saw something extraordinary. >> he has this -- this upbeat energy and tenacity with which he attacks every day, so i -- i
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guess whatever the antithesis of feeling sorry for him, those are the feelings i have from landis. >> reporter: for years he has heard that he would definitely be playing college basketball if only -- >> at a younger age it pushed me to work harder, but as i got older, like i just love playing basketball and having fun. >> rises up, throws it down. >> reporter: and it shows as the fighting saint's starting guard, he averages 8 point a game, all the while maintaining a 3.8 gpa in criminal justice. the team is 28-3 this year. the team treks to branson, missouri this week for the national tournament. the division i tournament, the big dance as they call it, will
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produce stunning plays and break-out stars. landis anderson won't be one of them. and for him that's okay. >> sometimes it starts to creep like, like what would like be like if this injury didn't occur? but i'm happy. >> reporter: andy roesgen, al jazeera. what a good kid, huh? another student is using technology to try to overcome her disability. she is home bound, but uses an ipad attached to a robot to attend school. lisa fletcher reports. >> reporter: ariana is in the first grade. but as her dad helps her get ready for school. things are noticeably different. >> you ready? >> i'm so pumped up. >> all right. here we go. >> whoo! >> ari has what is called spinal
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muscular at trophy. it is a disease linked in with muscular dystrophy. basically her muscles will get weaker as time goes on. arms up. >> up. up. up. >> reporter: despite her rare health condition, she is still able to go to school with her peers. >> ari what did you write? >> dream. >> dream, nice job. >> reporter: this is how she sees her teacher. >> they both have long a sounds. >> reporter: and this is how her teacher sees her. >> ari can you show me. nice job. >> reporter: via a robot. the unit is basically an ipad security mounted to the top of a device similar to a segue, and ari controls it remotely. did you name your double?
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>> reporter: uh-huh, robotica. >> they are very used to it at this point. >> ari what word did you write? >> we all notice that at times she will sign in robot and navigate the room, and they will wave or smile, but it's an every day occurrence. >> reporter: i'm going to need you to teach me how to drive. >> it's really easy. >> we're going to follow ari to art. >> reporter: ari you are way better at driving than i am. today she let me spend a day with her in the classroom. >> this is lisa. >> hi, lisa. >> reporter: we're in art class, getting our instructions. >> do you have your drawings? >> uh-huh.
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>> reporter: while students work on the their projects in this class. which one are you going to draw? ari draws simultaneously at home. and when she is all done, she can show off her work. >> which one did you do? cool. >> reporter: we head back to home room after art class. ari leads the way. >> i hope other school districts look at this, and say, hey, look, the impossible is not impossible. >> reporter: that was fun going to school with you. >> we should do it again some day. >> reporter: okay. lisa fletcher al jazeera. >> you can see more of lisa's report find out if lisa makes the grade tonight on "america tonight" 9:30 eastern, that's 6:00 pacific. up next, peyton manning retires from football at the top of the game. ♪
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maria sharapova is facing a ban from the court after failing a drug test. she will be provisionally suspended starting march 12th. she tested positive for a drug. athletes who use the drug can benefit from increased endurance, speedier recovery after workouts, and enhanced central nervous system function. she says she has been taking it
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for ten years for health issues. >> i wanted to let you know that a few days ago, i received a letter that i had failed a drug test at the australian open. i did fail the test, and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: she has five grand slam titled, she is the highest-paid woman in sports. the drug was banned last year. a nashville jury awarded $55 billion to sportscaster erin andrews. she sued two hotel corporations, and a convicted stalker. the marriott hotel allowed her to rent a hotel next to here. nfl star peyton manning has retired after a stunning 18-year career, but he is leaving under a cloud.
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>> yes, i'm afraid he is leaving under a cloud. but however you think about peyton manning, this today is the end of an era. he exits the nfl stage after a career that was absolutely flawless as far as anybody could tell until the very end when two awkward questions don't seem to go away. the world has been wondering will he? won't he? on monday in colorado we learned the answer, peyton manning is retiring from the nfl. no more number 18 on his jersey. >> there is something about 18 years, 18 is a good number, and today i retire from profootball. >> number 18, peyton manning. >> reporter: one of the biggest names and biggest earners the nfl has ever known. >> there were other players who are more talented, but there was
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no one who could outprepare me, and because of that, i had no regrets. i fought a good fight, i finished my football race, and after 18 years, it's time. god bless all of you. and god bless football. >> reporter: in his years with the broncos and the colts, manning who turns 40 in three weeks, was named mvp twice. he denied he used a human growth more mo-- hormone. sly has tried to recount his story and manning has stood by his story. >> it's fabricated. it's junk. it is garbage. >> reporter: on monday manning answered no direct questions,
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but did push back hard against renewed interest in a mid-'90s sexual harassment case. >> i did not do what has been alleged, and i am not interested in this reit lating something that whaped when i was 19 years old. >> reporter: still sports writers say the stories will continue to dog manning even in retirement. >> they are not going to go away just because he is retiring. >> reporter: his brother ealy is the starting quarterback from the giants, it is likely we'll still from manning. okay. statistics time then. manning leaves as the all-time leading passer, and he is the only player who win two super bowl titles with two completely different franchises, and he is also one of the biggest earners
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at just over a quarter of a billion dollars a year. >> john thank you. that's all of our time. thanks for watching. john siegenthaler is up next. >> thank you. the 2016 race for the white house moves to the rust belt tomorrow. the michigan primary is the matchup out of four contests being held on tuesday. republicans will caucus in hawaii and hold a primary idaho. bisi onile-ere looks at what is at stake in michigan. >> millions of good jobs lost, communities devastated. >> reporter: in michigan the political ads are hard to miss. >> he'll do for michigan what he has done for ohio. >> reporter: ahead of the primary presidential election. the candidates are hitting the campaign trial hard. >> ladies and gentlemen, the