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a tug of war between activists and the government. aljazeera, bangladesh. >> go to al aljazeera.ct all of the stories. that's >> two white police officers will not face murder charges in the shooting of 24-year-old jamaal clark in indianapolis. >> he doesn't have to support me. i'm not asking for support. >> the republican presidential capped dartle back away from their pledges to back whoever wins the nomination. global nuclear security. >> a case like this is a real punch in the gut for those
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trying to do the right thing. >> and corruption, principals accused of taking millions in bribes. >> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city. i'm richelle carey. no charges will be filed against the minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of 24-year-old jamaal clark last november. the attorney in the case spoke just a short time ago about the decision. >> the evidence does not support the find of charges against the officers for the shooting of jamaal clark. >> freeman said that the full video of the incident will be online later today. bisi onile-ere is on the air in minneapolis and what does this decision mean for the case? >> richelle, the county
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attorney, the decision comes four months after jamar clark was killed. talking about the evidence in morning in the case, he laid out every piece of evidence that was collected. and he also, as you mentioned, released video clips of the shooting with black lives matter. pushing for the video, because the organization strongly felt that it would shed light on what happened that evening. if you recall, 24-year-old jamar clark, an unarmed black man, was involved in a scuffle with two white minneapolis police officers when he was shot in the head. today, the attorney said that dna evidence shows that clark actually had in his hand, one of the officer's guns during that scuffle, though there were many witnesses who came forward and told the police that they actually saw that clark was handcuffed when he was shot.
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but the attorney today said that he played a role with the two indianapolis police officers involved. take a listen. apparently, we don't have the sound from that preference, but the attorney basically laying out again that the evidence in this case does not support what witnesses say that the attorney said that the dna shows that there was clark's dna on that handgun, and there was no evidence that he was handcuffed at any time during that scuffle. now, the police chief has urged over the past few weeks for calm and peace. there have been several protests. in the past, there was an encamp. before the police precinct in minneapolis, and so we know there are several protests
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planned for today. and we plan to get reaction from clark's family in a few minutes. back to you. >> so a grand jury in this case, i assume, and why didn't that happen? >> well, he made that decision a few weeks ago announcing that there would be no grand jury made in this case or any other cases dealing with mass -- polie shootings moving forward. and he said it's the responsibility of the county to make sure that the cases have transparency and that is the job of the county attorney. >> thank you, the u.s. attorney has announced federal oversight. the agreement today includes a civilian oversight committee. the move is the result of the 2014 justice department report that found that the department
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disproportionately stopped and arrested black residents. the damp d.a. has been tapped to oversee the project. he oversaw it in the wake of the 1999 racial profile scandal. and i. >> turning to politics, wisconsin police say that they're looking for two men accused of groping and pepper spraying a teenage girl at a trump rally on tuesday. the incident happened in janesville, ahead of transfer's campaign stop. the video shows a teenager confronting a man in the crowd who she accused of touching her. she appears to punch someone off-camera before she was sprayed in the face. a 19-year-old girl was also pepper sprayed. an unconditional pledge by republican candidates to support the eventual nominee is all but dead today. all three candidates were given the chance to say that they
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support the nominee, and all of them declined. it makes the race that much more complicated as at al's michael shure reports. >> please welcome, ted cruz >> reporter: senator ted cruz was first up in cnn's gop town hall in milwaukee, wisconsin. right off the top, a question about the news of the day, the arrest of donald trump's campaign manager. >> the reporter alleged that she was physically assaulted. i will say that it's consistent with the pattern of the trump campaign. the culture of the campaign has been built on attacks and insults, and i think that there's no place in politics for insults, attacks, and going to the gutter and there should be no place for physical violence. >> with that, cruz brought up the victory between his campaign and frontrunner, donald trump's. >> i'm not an easy person to take o. but when you go after my wife and my daughters, that does t. >> when the audience had their
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turn, trump's salaciousness. >> how does your religion play a part? most farms in the american industry cannot find american-born workers. what is the short-term solution to keep our current labor force intact. >> when you send an overwhelming force with unrestricted use of power to observe lit rate isis. >> last, a change of heart from cruz about supporting the republican nominee. >> if donald trump is the nominee, would you support him? >> let me tell you my solution to that, donald is not going to be the gop nominee. >> when asked if trump would support cruz. >> i beat these people badly. >> reporter: even john kasich would not promise support for the gop nominee. >> if the nominee is somebody
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that i think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, i can't stand behind them. but we have aways to go. >> so is it fair to say that you believe donald trump looks like he will harm the country? >> that will be up to the voters here, that's too much below the belt. >> reporter: trump spent one-third of the time supporting his campaign manager. >> i didn't know that we had security cameras, and i said this is wonderful, and this exonerates him totally. >> talking about cruz. >> you're running for the presence. >president of the united states. >> i didn't start t. >> that's the argument of a five-year-old. >> i didn't start it. >> you would say that. >> . >> and he was booed when he went after cruz. >> so phoney, i know you have a couple of people out there because you put them in the audience, but it's so false. the whole thing, >> reporter: john kasich
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continue to take the high road and talk policy. >> i have been able to accomplish things in politics, not because i'm so great. but i've been able to attract people through the years. i have some people that have been around me for 30 years, and we form a great team. >> reporter: aljazeera, janesville, wisconsin. >> donald trump also doubled down on his suggestion that other countries should obtain nuclear weapons in order to protect themselves. >> wouldn't you rather, in a circumstance, have japan have nuclear weapons when north korea has them? they absolutely have them. >> so trump shrugged off anderson cooper when he pointed out the policy that japan has a policy, and he pointed out saudi arabia was countries who could benefit from having nuclear weapons. trump's comments come as the u.s. plans to host want fourth
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and final secure summit. that as leaders began arriving today. jamie mcintyre, what are leaders expected to talk about at the summit this year? >> let me start out, to say that donald trump is out of step with the consensus of nuclear non-proliferation experts would be an understatement. but generally speaking, the u.s. and experts believe that the world is more secure with fewer countries having nuclear weapons, and not more. that said, a big gathering of representatives from more than 50 nations will focus on a couple of things. one of course, north korea and it's nuclear ambitions with its missile technology, and the president, even before the summit gets in full swing, will meet with the leaders of south korea and japan. and separately with the leader of china in order to discuss
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ways to try to push north korea's nuclear ambitions, but the attacks in brussels have brought to the fore the nightmare scenario, which is right now that terrorists or others could get ahold of roadiology material and make a dirty bomb. a bomb that would not necessarily mean a nuclear device exploding but would have radioactive material which could contaminate an area, which many people see as the ultimate weapon of terror. so a lot of the summit meeting is focusing on securing nuclear and radiological material so it can't get into the hands of what's called bad actors. >> jamie, why is so much of this nuclear material available? >> there are 2,000 metric tons of highly enriched uranium.
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that's the main material used to make a nuclear bomb, but there are also many other places where there are other radiological or radioactive material, things used in medicine that need to be secured. and one of the things that's going to be happening in this conference, many of the countries will bringing their own proposals on how they plan to increase the security around the materials, this has been named gift baskets and they're ann joint agreements, but things that people are volunteering to do. and they will focus on how to respond if a terrorist group were able to get ahold of radioactive material and set off one of these radiological or dirty bombs in an area that would contaminate a part of an urban area, and they will be looking at that as well. >> let's talk about russia. russia is not going to participate in the summit and how does this affect the talks.
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>> russia is the place where there's an amount of this nuclear material. and the u.s. says by russia not coming, and president putin is boycotting it, basically because it's run by the united states, and u.s.-russian relations are not at a high point. russia has as much to gain as anyone, and though they're boycotting this final summit meeting in washington, the u.s. and russia continue to cooperate on many levels, in trying to control and secure the nuclear material. so they will continue to do that, though president putin has given a high-profile snub to the conference. >> turkey's president is in the u.s. to take part in that nuclear summit, and the white house has called out formal talks with president obama.
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they will hold talks with vice president biden tomorrow instead. they said it's not a snub, but just about logistics of more than 50 world leaders attending the summit. but the white house is concerned with turkey's recent crackdown. iran is defending its launch of a ballistic missile. al meany said that it's not just the future, but military strength. >> a judge in cyprus today said that he is facing charges, including anti-terror laws. threatening to blow up the jet
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with a fake explosive belt. one of the passengers talked about it. >> it was a horrifying moment. and i couldn't believe it. like many of the passengers, we felt there was no hope for this plane to land. because we were above want sea, and with these people, you can never know how they can proceed with this act. >> they said that he is psychologically unstable. and what happened was not terrorism related. more job cuts coming to boeing. taking steps to eliminate up to 10% of its work force, or 8,000 jobs in washington state. the aerospace giant has taken
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steps to eliminate 4,000 jobs by june. and more later on in the year. up next, the governor of virginia takes a stand in another controversy bill that stifles lbgt rights. and in detroit, accused of being involved in a bribery scandal.
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>> president obama is commuting prison sentences for dozens of inmates across the u.s.. the white house said that 61 inmates were serving time for drug related offenses, more than one-third were serving life sentences. most will be released on july 2nd. he has commuted the sentences of 240 inmates. democrat, terry mccallough announced the move on a radio show. the bill would ban the state from punishing religious groups for refuting services because
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of gay marriage. and mississippi senators are expected to vote today on a similar bill that critics say discriminates against the will t commute. like in georgia, it would be able to allow them to it deep services to gay couples. and this one would be handing out marriage certificates. >> it allows people to believe whatever they want to, but it has never been used to deny someone else their civil rights. >> it's not clear if the bill will pass in the state senate. but the governor said that he will sign it if it does. new questions today over leadership in detroit's embattled school district. principals are accused of taking kickbacks from a vending company. at the same time, the district
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says that it's running out of money. >> reporter: the alleged scheme involves 12 current and former principals, an administrator and a vendor. the criminal complaint said that they received thousands of dollars in bribes from a vending company, which in some cases did not deliver any of the goods, or only a portion of the goods to make it appear legitimate. >> in change for approving these fraudulent invoices, the total amount of bribes that he paid varied for the principals, but the total is $900,000, just under $1 million in bikes. and in exchange, he received payments for $5 million, and 2.7 of that was fraudulent. so the loss to the public schools is around $2.7 million. >> reporter: the vending company is accused of secretly scamming school after school for 13 years. it's a blow to a school
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district, already struggling under a $500 million deficit. earlier this year, teachers marched in protests over dilapidated schools, and overcrowded classrooms and lack of supplies. >> the real victims are the students and the families, the teachers, the educators who really want to make a difference in the lives of the detroit public school children. so a case like this is a punch in the gut for those trying to do the right thing. and we hope if there's a message today, if may seem easy to take a bribe, but it's easy to get caught. and we'll catch you and hold you accountable. >> the vendor paid the kickbacks in the form of cards. volkswagen, the federal trade commission, the fdc has filed a complaint. it adds to a growing list of
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issues for volkswagen. they are already facing a criminal probe over rigged emissions tests. it be your eye sight if you have trouble driving at night. a study of headlights, and only the lights in the toyota prius b got an b rating. and the worst rated, the halogen headlights, which were only able to lum late 128 feet ahead. inmates in jails given humane treatment, human rights watch found that only one out of 104 paris jails offered routine testing. they were made to wait for extended periods without receiving hiv medication and the jails refuse to refer them to proper medical providers to
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continue the treatment. they ranked second behind washington d.c. in new hiv infections. up next, a piece of paper for history goes up to auction. how you can own a famous fiat.
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>> in cuba, ballet is considered a national pastime. that gets many young people the chance to dance. >> reporter: you can tell by the way they walk and carry themselves that these are no ordinary students. and that this is no ordinary school. down the hall, some of the older pupils are putting on a special performance of giselle, in honor of the visiting british patron. >> 20 years ago, i saw how wonderful this school is. and so i wanted to do everything i can to help. >> reporter: every year, more than 50,000 cuban boys and
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girls from all over the country aspire to study here. but only the 300 best are admitted. >> we do not let a single person with talent slip through our fingers. that is the truth. >> reporter: romona has been the director of the school since it's inception in 1962. a protégé of cuba's grand dame of ballet, alicia alonzo. as was the case in the former soviet union, the school combines academic studies and dance under one roof. an integrated teaching system, financed by the state, of which there are very few in the world. >> our school has it's own unique style. you can always distinguish a cuban dancer. the woman by femininity and grace, the male by his virility. the powerful leaps and spins, and the way they move around the stage. >> reporter: like a great
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many of the students, 15-year-old alejandro is dreaming big. >> i want to dance in the royal ballet, orn the american ballet theater. i don't want my career to be only here. >> i want to be a great ballerina, for me, ballet is something glorious. >> reporter: in recent years, it has been easier for dancers to leave cuba and join a major foreign company, like carlos acosta, today a star of the royal ballet. he too started here at the age of nine. there are no luxuries here, not even air-conditioning, but yet the students know if they have the talent, when they leave here, they will have the tools necessary to join the ranks of the very best in one of the world's most competitive professions, a profession that
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requires discipline and sacrifice, but lifts the human spirit. aljazeera, havana. new york city trip last year. a used hatch back. since running around in it, the bidding has reached $500,000. if no one buys f. it will go to the catholic schools and charities. an intoxicated ride home, he ordered a car after a late night work ship, and it was a four mile ride that would have cost him $20. and the driver took him on a 20-mile detour and it ended up
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costing him $120. he apologized and permissioned a full refund. >> libya's u.n.-recognized government aprevious in tripoli despite warnings to stay away. hello, i'm david foster. we have this coming up as well in the next 30 minutes. the suffering of iraqi civilians besieged in isil-held fallujah. civilians are being starved. >> disbursement after a three-day sit in over expert of a