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incredible wonders of the natural world. >> we've returned this iconic mammal to illinois. >> we can make clean drinking water just using the sun. >> this opens up whole new possibilities. >> al jazeera america, proud to tell your stories. this is al jazeera america live from new york. here are today's top stories. the countdown to the wisconsin primary, trailing behind ted cruz in a new poll is donald trump. the brussels airport said to reopen with limited service following last week's deadly attacks by i.s.i.l. greeks along the macedonia border say they've had enough.
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they want the government to do something about the thousands of refugees stranded in their once quiet town. plus from the soccer field to the workplace, the fight for equal pay. why women are still fighting for equality when it comes to their careers. we begin with the race for the white house where all eyes are on wisconsin. tuesday's republican primary is worth 42 delegates and on the democratic side 96 are at stake. ted cruz is leading the polls while bernie sanders is in a tight race with hillary clinton. joining me now is al jazeera's randall pinkston and this is certainly going to be a big day for both sides. >> reporter: absolutely. a very important primary, but the candidates on both sides have been campaigning in full
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force there today. this contest could, indeed, set the tone for the next two weeks until the next major vote, the new york primary >> reporter: bernie sanders in wins consequence sin - wins consequence in-- wisconsin. >> we have a handful of billionaires like the coke brothers and others who are prepared to spend hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars on elections. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely primary voters in wisconsin show bernie sanders and hillary clinton neck and next. she was trying to make sure she didn't lose her home state of new york and returned to wisconsin to hold more rallies. >> i'm also a democrat and have been a proud democrat all my adult life. i think that's kind of important
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if we're selecting somebody to be the democratic nominee of the democratic party. >> reporter: meanwhile the latest poll of likely republican primary voters taken just a few days ago shows donald trump losing ground. ted cruz has a double digit load over trump. john kasich is in third place with 21%. the last poll taken in february before other candidates dropped out had donald trump at 30% and cruz at 19%. >> god bless the great state. >> reporter: cruz is also thinking ahead. he took a detour saturday to north dakota where the states delegates are being chosen this weekend >> people are waking up and help is on the way >> reporter: all of the north kakota delegates are unxhutd. it could make a big difference both on the convention floor and in meetings leading up to the gathering >> wisconsin, are you ready to
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make america great again? >> reporter: back in wisconsin there were rallies where sarah palin warmed up the crowd >> two is the only candidates in this race who has created private sector jobs and helped americans live the american dream. who is it? >> reporter: john kasich who has won just one primary also campaigned hard in wisconsin saturday trying to court younger voters >> we are running first or second in the congressional districts in new york judge john kasich worked to manage expectations saying he is focusing his efforts on new york and pensylvania. >> yesterday there was a poll that came out that 38% of people who live in wisconsin don't know enough about me to decide, they don't have an opinion of me. so i'm still battling to get the
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recognition. >> reporter: most political analysts say john kasich's only possible path to becoming the republican presidential nominee is through a contested convention yes. that's the big question, will there be a brokered convention. it seems that the g.o.p. establishment is hoping for that, right? >> reporter: certainly their objective is to stop trump and it appears if trump gets close to the number of delegates he needs, the only way they can stop him is with a contested convention. interestingly, donald trump had a meeting with the party officials and the objective was trying to get him to pledge not to launch a third party effort. he came out saying that it depends on how he is treated. if there sl a third party effort that he launches it will sink the republicans in november he really is a wild card for the republicans. thank you for that. in brussels now, police are cracking down on any of the
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protesters. demonstrations have been banned since violence broke out last sunday, but today anti islamphobia protesters were arrested at a memorial site of the brussels victims. it was the base of operations for some of the november 13 paris attackers. belgian prosecutors have charged a man attacked to a thwarted plot to attack paris. the unnamed 233-year-old was tied to a case of a french man who was arrested last week. that suspect was charged with terrorism-related offences after finding explosives, chemicals and weapons at his apartment. brussels international airport will reopen for a limited number of flights tomorrow. the main hall was damaged after it was attacked by suicide bombers last month. full service is not expected to resume until later this summer.
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delta airlines say it will suspect flies between atlanta and brussels until march next year. in the u.s. military and allies say they carried out 26 air strikes yesterday in iraq and syria. also today the pentagon released video of air strikes from march 19. the strikes destroyed a university lab in m mosul. i.s.i.l. reportedly made chemical weapons and bombs there. the attacks coincides with news from u.n. that 1100 people were killed in iraq in march. >> reporter: there are many reasons behind the increasing of the death toll that was mentioned by the u.n. first of all, because the clashes and the fighting against i.s.i.l. is still going on and there is an increased when iraqi forces announced that they're going to
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launch or they did launch more than prapgs in more than one area. not only in the anbar province or other provinces. many areas in iraq are subjected to military operation made between iraqi forces and i.s.i.l. as well. also we have to take into consideration that the very bad circumstances that some areas, some cities in iraq are witnessing, especially when we talk about this issue, we talk about fallujah, which is a surrounded area from all directions, seized by iraqi forces and people inside there are talking about the very bad circumstances they're witnessing and passing through. many people died because of these circumstances. now everybody is saying that the coming battle inside mosul or
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the going on operation close to mosul could increase the number of death of people in the future nows of refugees are still camped out in northern greece. they have not been able to move on to western europe since macedonia closed the border in february. the refugees are running out of patience and so are the residents of the greek border town. >> reporter: attitudes are changing, compassion has given way to appear anger. at first there was solidarity with the thousands of refugees and migrant but now the people of idomeni are telling the government that livelihoods are at risk. some are furious. they say their quiet town no longer belongs to them. >> translation: when they came here, we embraced them and gave them things, but now our lives are unbearable. we are scared to allow our children to play in the streets. no-one explains to us why they are staying here. >> reporter: the refugees and migrant have been living in the
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field close to the border for weeks. farmers have lost their income. they can't employee their land. the people in the village say the refugees have been stealing their chickens and for the past two weeks the main freight railway line to the rest of europe has been blocked by those who are now stranded in greece. they hope the protest action will pressure the e.u. to open its borders but it is adding more pressure on this country's already fragile economy >> translation: we are forced to rerout our area. we are paying 25% more and it takes longer to deliver the goods. >> reporter: greek also have tried to move people from the tracks. they failed because people resisted and authorities have repeatedly said that they have no intention of evacuating idomeni by force. >> reporter: this used to be a transit camp. it is home to more than 12,000 people. a few hundred have agreed to move to centers prepared by the
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greek authorities, but the majority of people here are reluctant. activists in the camp are blaming the e.u. for what they say is a lack of transparency. they have set up this information center to explain to those trapped in greece their official options. even as they argue that the system is not functioning. >> our message is let all the people in. there is no full europe. it doesn't exist. our message is listen to the people here on the ground that are stuck, that are not treated according to human rights. their life is set on hold. procedures that are set in place for people to exercise greek asylum system doesn't work at all. >> reporter: the people of idomeni say they too are under impossible strain. they temporary blocked the highway hoping the authorities would act. once they left, refugees and migrants continuing to believe the border will open has continued their way to nowhere meanwhile a turkish town is
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preparing for a flood of migrants. officials are setting up registration desks and tents two days before a controversial european refugee deal comes into effect. it calls for all rejected asylum seekers to be returned from greece back to turkey. the new policy is designed to stem the flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees from syria and elsewhere to central europe. turkey's president erdogan is in the u.s. right now. he used his visit to criticise the presidential race here saying it is stoking islamaphobia in america. >> reporter: turkey's president ended his u.s. tour surrounded by pro-turkish throngs. inaugust rating a new-- a center was opened while erdogan lam eted the rise of islamaphobia.
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>> it is a pain and suffering created by a handful of terrorists here in the aftermath of 9/11 >> reporter: he weighed in on the presidential campaign. >> translation: it is very interesting and shocking for me to observe some of the presidential candidates here in the u.s. using these allegations and using these lablts against the muslims on a continuous basis and openly-- labels. >> reporter: the road through washington has proceed second controversy >> it is a very strong marriage of convenience. he is disappointed at president obama's actions in the middle east. the u.s. is concerned about frankly democracy and the future of turkey in a region that is very unstable, but on the other hand we need turkey to do almost anything that we are required to do in the region. >> reporter: outside his speech at the institution, security
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forces tried to block critical journalists from entering and clashed with protesters who dogged his every stop. even as president erdogan toured washington, washington evacuated family members of military groups from turkey. erdogan had hoped obama would be joining him. obama declined to meet with him here or at the nuclear summit that brought him to washington and that has been seen as a snub. obama didn't merely sideline erdogan, he scalded him >> i think the approach that they've been taking towards the press is one that could lead turkey down a path that would be very troubling. >> reporter: we asked erdogan what he thought. mr president, president obama says there are troubling signs in turkey, what do you say?
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but he kept the answer to himself still ahead on al jazeera, how environmental advocacy groups are using the same strategy gay rights used to sway the public opinion on same-sex marriage. saving one of australia's greatest treasures, the grand canyon. what is threatening it and why. in our next hour, a deeper look at the nuclear summit held in washington dc, the deals made to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons. stay with us.
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a federal court will soon rule on west virginia v e.p.a. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: scientists and politicians have been sounding the alarm on climate change for decades. >> no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. >> reporter: but even with science backing up the claims, 170 elected representatives in the current congress deny that humans are responsible for rising global temperatures and consequences like the rapid ice melt in antarctica. with a court set to rule on the case that could limit the e.p.a.'s authority, some activists are rethinking their fight. to try to build public support
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and put pressure on the court, activists are taking their organizational cues from a different political movement. last year marriage equality advocates mobilized in a huge effort to gather support ahead of the supreme court ruling in another issue to speaker weighed the court they framed the issue as one that could affect any community. that is an approach activists say can also res onnature with climate change. >> it affects everyone, not just in the u.s., everyone around the world world. i think there is a window of opportunity to do something significant >> we're the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change. >> reporter: president obama announced the initiative last summer, the hottest ever recorded on the planet. it aims to cut carbon plant carbon die objectioned emissions by 2030. >> public reactions to the clean
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power plant is important because one thinking that could mobilize actions in congress, they could mobilize or play a role in the way voters evaluate different presidential candidates >> reporter: at this institute for policy integrity, staff members have written legal briefs and supported the clean power plan but they've made a point of engaging with the public, publishing and tweeting facts about the impacts. they have broken down how much pollution costs taxpayers each year. >> every time we have a new study, we put it out there. we try to digest it in bite-sized pieces, we try to have versions that are of interest to the experts, but also versions that are of interest to the public. a lot of the effort that's going on now is not really directed at this court proceeding that is
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happening. it is really an effort to make the american people under what's at stake. >> reporter: it's impossible to say whether activism like this has any real affect on the court, but last year's effort about the discussion about same-sex marriage helped to turn the tide of opinions. if the e.p.a. wins its case, detractors will soon catch up with americans who are in agreement on climate change we are learning more about the gunman who shot a virginia state trooper to death ontures thursday. he shot and killed james brown the third after brown fired at them allegedly. a woman who dated brown says he frequently talked about his hatred towards law enforcement. state troopers were holding a routine counter terrorism exercise at the richmond greyhound station when brown approached them and opened fire. today activists gathered outside
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the white house calling for the legalization of marijuana. the protesters lit up and smoked polt in an active mass civil disobedience and they were also touting a 51 foot blow-up joint. yes, that's a big joint. president obama has resisted calls to take executive action in decriminalizing marriage. police wrote two citations during the protest, but the secret service allowed the trip down the avenue. >> the policies that have been in place for the past 48 years have been targeted and they have been destructive. like the gentleman who spoke up here just a matrimonial home ago, he was speaking about one of nixon's top aids, and you might have seen this in the news recently, came out and admitted that the war on drugs was targeted towards the anti war leftist hippies and african americans
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the annual protest takes place on april 20 but was rescheduled after calls for an earlier protest. to look at it, you would never know the expansive beauty of the grand canyon is l also a battleground. mining threatens the water supply and they want obama to create a monument to protect it. some policy figuress argue the industry is too economically viable to scrap. part one of this special report. >> reporter: in one of the most photographed places on earth, it's likely you've never seen this before. the remnants of an old uranium and copper mines tucked in the depths are not the iconic images associated with the expansive beauty and wonder of the grand canyon. just as the river runs wild, mining is also inextricably
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linked to this treasure. you can't escape the footprint and legacy of mining that happened right here inside the park. at this point in the trail it actually detours around the old or fan mine which closed in 1969. today it's a super fun site and is fenced off from protect visitors from radiation and other contaminants >> it breaks my heart to see people do that to my land. my sacred land. >> reporter: this lady is a member of a tribe here. she says her people have already suffered from damage done by the or fan mine, but it's new mine around the park that poses the greatest threat. >> it will contaminate the water and we don't want to see that. water is very, very sacred. we've got preserve it >> reporter: according to the grand canyon trust, four uranium
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mines operate in the canyon. one of them is the sombie mine because it laid dormant for decades before resuming operations early this year. it operates in the groundwater basin that provides this tribe with their water. it is located 6 miles from the main tourist center in the park >> it is a time bomb that is in the landscape. >> reporter: we met roger clooshg with the trust as he was leading students on a walking tour of mining sites >> when rain false on the piles of ore the water coming off it is radio active. >> reporter: in 2012 the government issued a 20-year ban on new mining around the canyon, but mines that were already in existence have been allowed to continue or resume operations. additionally some arizona state officials and the arizona chamber of commerce are working to over turn the ban saying new
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uranium and copper mining will create jobs >> in terms of the economic health and from the day of our founding, mining and copper had a big vital part of our life. it would be like saying let's shut down the financial service industry in new york. we don't believe that the federal government needs to come in and basically make unusable a land chunk the size of state of delaware >> reporter: the national mining association also wants to over turn the ban. in a 2015 letter posted on its website, the association's president wrote: >> reportejudge why are you laughing? >> it's like the bp saying there's no impact of deep offshore drilling in the gulf.
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until there is. when it is, when it happens, it's irreversible and irretrievable meaning uranium contamination in the ground war is forever and it has happened here at or fan mine. those who don't live here who want to tell the people people who have to live with the consequences that there's no harm is really an insult. >> reporter: in 2010 the u.s. geological survey reported 15 springs and five wells near uranium mines have dissolved concentrations greater than safe drinking water standards. this has the potential to impact 40 million people who rely on the water for safe drinking water. >> reporter: does the grand canyon need that to protect it? >> it is the best we could get, and the fact that they're trying to over turn it well before the 20 years occur says that the attack on that is at risk.
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it was a decision made by in administration. it's an executive decision that could be changed with new leadership in the presidential office >> reporter: does that worry you? >> yes. it does. that's why we're pushing for a permanent ban under a designation of this entire area as a monument. outside of the park the public lands, if they were designated as a monument would put an end to all mining. >> reporter: a ban is the only way to her people she says >> my future doesn't look promising, but we will still continue to fight the uranium mining for the protection of the environment and for me people and everybody. >> reporter: as the fight over the future of mining continues, fences along the south rim and rusted relics inclining to the cliff side are the reminder of the price mother nature and
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people have already papered beautiful pictures. jennifer london took a look at how new tourist attractions could threaten the canyon's natural beauty. tune in for part two of this report tomorrow night. coming up, ee equal pay. how a battle could put the breaks on ride sharing services like uber in chicago. we will explain. stay with us.
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we stand up for our rights. >> have you experienced any health issues since this water was switched over? >> loss of hair. >> is there an environmental urgency? >> even a modest rise in sea level could have dramatic impacts. >> this is where our house stood. >> behind me, it is literally hell on earth. the fire fighters in there are fighting against global forces. >> the fire was getting closer. we had just enough time to get him in the truck and go. >> i lost my auto body shop. that's the money i had. >> you can't replace people, so absolutely we're happy to be alive. >> it's extraordinary to be here, check this out. >> we're looking at the most incredible wonders of the natural world. >> we've returned this iconic mammal to illinois. >> we can make clean drinking water just using the sun. >> this opens up whole new possibilities. >> al jazeera america, proud to tell your stories.
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welcome back. here is a look at your top stories. republicans and democrats are outstumping ahead of the primaries. there are 42 delegates up for grabs on the republican side and 96 for the democrats. ted cruz is leading the polls currently while bernie sanders is in a tight race with hillary clinton. in brussels police are out in force to stop people from protesting since a ban was put in place. both left and right wing demonstrators were arrested today. also brussels international airport is said to resume limited service tomorrow. the main hall was damaged in last month's suicide bombing. dozens the migrants blocked a major highway in northern greece today. they're protesting being stuck in greece for weeks. the refugees are blocked from
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moving on to western europe after macedonia closed its borders in february. over 50,000 migrant are currently stranded to the border. this week five members of the u.s. women's soccer team filed suit seeking ee equal pay to their male colleagues. they say they make substantially less for the same job. the lawsuit once again raises the issue of gender inequality in the workplace and it's in line with a recent study by the job website glass door. it surveyed more than half a million workers and found on average women make of 76 cents for every dollar that a man makes. that's a 24.1% difference. that's slightly worse than the government's numbers which puts the difference at 78 cents for every day. when glass door specifically compared workers with the same titles and the same jobs and same cities, the gap narrows a bit with women making 94.6 cents
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to the man's dollar. still, a 5.4 difference from their male counterparts. more than 50 years since the fight for equal pay began >> reporter: the equal pay act of 1963 mandated that women earn equal pay for equal work, but decades later the wage gap remains >> in a per effect world i wish i could say it's a big lie, but, no, it is affecting a lot of women that's days >> reporter: that's lisa of the university who spoke to al jazeera about this last year. months earlier president obama signed two executive orders, one banning federal contractors from retaliating against employees who openly discuss their pay, the other requiring them to provide pay rate data broken down by race and gender >> comment eightors say the--
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commentators say it doesn't exist, it's a myth, but it's not a myth. >> reporter: just this past january the president took it a step further announcing new rules that would require all employers with more than 100 workers to provide the same gender and race payroll information. the glass door study found that employer transparency can help eliminate the gender pay gap >> when people know more about pay and about salaries, it's good for business and productivity and employees. >> reporter: while it found that gap narrows when factoring in things like location, college education and life choices, critics have long said those factors do not eliminate the gap completely. >> we still find that 95 cents is what women earn on average for every $1 men earn and, again, even controlling for all these factors to try and limit the data set and look at ams to apples, we still find that there is a gender pay gap
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>> reporter: loouz is one state where it is most severe. women there make 65 cents for every $1 a man makes. advocates in loouz are pushing for changes in state laws. similar to what recently passed through the state house in new jersey. it would bring pay between men and women in line. it has been sitting on governor's chris christie's desk without his signature. the federal pay check act, has repeatedly stalled in congress >> we conducted a survey asking thousands of employees how do you feel the wage gap can be fixed. number one, it is public policy. that's alaw makers, decision makers enacting legislation to help the issue and even some companies president obama came
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out asking companies to reveal their pay data joining me now from washington dc an economist for american progress. thank you for joining us tonigh tonight. >> thanks for having me first of all, why in the 21 st century are we seeing such a significant pay gap between men and women and what's with the people that deny it exists? >> it's a complicated issue when you look at everything that goes into this 20 something difference between men and women. one big thing is that they're going into different occupations and industries. the occupations and industries that women go into tend to be associated with lower pay. what we're trying to do is apples to apples comparison. we see less of a pay gap, but when you look at the total picture women are paid less than men on average because they're
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in lower paid jobs what affect does this have on a woman in the workplace? e women in the workplace are not going to earn enough money. it means they're not going to be able to save up as much for retirement, lower social security once they do decide to retire and overall there's lower pay is going to affect their economic well-being throughout their life what do you make of the women's soccer team lawsuit? >> i think this is a great lawsuit because when we have this narrative about women choosing to going into lower paying jobs, this is a good example, that they have higher revenue than the men's soccer female, they're may more popular and they're better than the men soccer team and even when they're in a high revenue job like the women's soccer team t they're still being paid less. it happens in every different
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job you're doing we heard at the end of that story earlier that this problem can only really be fixed at the legislative level. do you agree with that? >> i think legislation is really the first step. we definitely need to have a loot of good legislation. that makes it easier for women to go into higher paying jobs and that the jobs that women are doing are valued highly, but it will also hopingly change the culture-- hopefully change the culture. so affecting women going into jobs associated with women particularly. we need a big cultural shift too exactly. that's exactly where i was going to go with that. what we're talking about, the federal governments can do, maybe state government, let's talk about at the community level. i've heard of organizations like winter that offer programs to teach young women construction skills or help them get engineering certification so that they can get those good paying jobs that mainly go to
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men. i would assume we need more of those kinds of programs. >> yes. those programs are great. i think i'm a good example of how these types of things help because my mum works in science and so i had a different viewpoint of the type of work that women could do. i think opening up young women's minds to see that they can do the same jobs that men can do, particularly those high paying and high prestige jobs, is going to be a big first step to make sure that women are going to earn as much of men. on the opposite side we need to make sure that we're already doing are valued because we still female to be teachers and nurses and also to make sure that men are picking up and going into those jobs as well and that will help shift how we value that type of work we were talking about in the story you heard from glass door, the spoks man saying there needs to be more transparency. what exactly does this mean? does this mean that companies are essentially hiding how much
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they're paying a woman who has the same job as a man? >> i don't think companies are hiding it. i don't think it's some sort of mal-intent on the part of the company. i think it's easier not to pay attention to it if you don't have to and forcing them to be transparent for their pay makes them accountable, they will have to address it if they find that there's a pay gap there accountability. thank you for that. north carlina could take a hit on the recent legislation passed. obama administration is considering whether it makes the state ineligible for certain funding because it violates federal discrimination laws. hb2 bans transgender using toilets and lockers rooms of the identity they have.
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the latest battleground city for uber is chicago. local taxi drivers in the city say the ride sharing app is not playing fair. >> reporter: this cab driver was so incensed by competition to uber he clung to a uber driver's car. they have attacked drivers in paris and mexico city. even here in chicago uber driver, an immigrant from mexico city, says she has felt the heat too from cabs. >> they throw coffee on my car. yelling at me. one of the guys told me to go back to the kitchen. >> being a taxi driver i think they're great drivers within the city of chicago, but we have a stigma >> reporter: cab driver says in the two years since ride-sharing services arrived in chicago, the
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taxi business is losing this battle. >> if you work within the city of chicago, especially the north side, there's no more business. i would say that 60%, 65% of the business is gone >> reporter: now a possible lifeline from chicago city council could also be a devastating blow to ride-sharing companies. the council will vote next month on proposals that would require ride-sharing drivers to have the same cheuffeeur's licence. >> if you come in with the business model saying you don't have to follow any regulations and rules, then you have a bigger business model when it comes to profit. when it comes to public safety, the limo drivers have a better model. >> none of these things level the playing field. in you want to help taxi, reduce
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burdens they have. >> reporter: a recent editorial in the chicago newspaper says they don't need more regulations. instead, the taxi industry needs less. the back and forth between the two sides are bitter. taxi drivers are angry over the revelation that they owe the city in $15 million traffic fines. uber expects to have them resolved in weeks. taxi drivers report to reports of uber drivers assaulting passengers. uber says if its checks were stringent, many imgrant drivers would lose out. uber has argued it has brought rides to passengers and work to drivers, places where you can't find a taxi. the taxi strip says its
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determination to help better serving those neighborhoods to incentives to its drivers is part of the reason why the city council is leaning in favor of those proposals. neither industry will say a loss puts them out of business in chicago, but both sides are worried. >> with those positions it will cut money >> the business is gone and they did take the whole entire city atlanta is the scene of a new battle pitting progress against preservation. at issue architecture that dates back before the civil war and a sale that could put the prewar history at risk. robert ray reports. >> reporter: atlanta, a modern city with a rich architectural history dating back to the rebuilding after the civil war. although it's hard to tale because all of those pre-and post-war structures are gone. even a trace of them is
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impressive. like this apartment complex whose white columns date back to before the civil war. it is sale for reportedly around 3 millions dollars. >> unbelievable. great columns. it's up on the hill >> reporter: in fact, margaret mitchell, the author of gone with the wind, mentions those columns in the novel. they were originally on another building called the liden house. when it was demolished in 1912 they were removed to this one >> the columns are some of the few things that are architectural that have survived. they were on a house called the liden house. it is not necessarily known for preserving its old classic homes and architecture. we're in a neighborhood now that is surrounded by these big structures and these wonderful homes. this one didn't exist here until recently. it was moved four miles. it was cut in half and put into this classic historic
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neighborhood so the preservation could continue. >> reporter: amateur historian says other southern cities have done a much better job of preserving the past >> atlanta has a different attitude. it has always been a progressive town. it has been a mercantile town. it has been interested in profit. they have just torn down and demolished everything that's old. >> they're expensive to maintain, they're not up-to-date, they're not in the least bit modern or suitable for modern living >> reporter: while atlanta's history is often hard to spot, it does still exist. perched on a hill surrounded by theresa waiting a buyer. >> i love to see it, if i had the money and i wasn't interested in making money, i would love to see it look like it does now in some way.
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how big and important and different it looks. >> reporter: gone with the wind the other structures may be, but not the columns. >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn >> reporter: representing the old south, but for how long long? i love that movie. all right. coming up, drivers come to a crashing stop in china. up next, the highway pile-up that had crews scrambling to save the people in the wreckage. >> reporter: we are now looking at flooding as at major problem across the region. we're going to talk about what is happening with our next storm, drop in temperatures an bringing dangerous war. more when i come back.
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now the weather. we've got some storms. >> reporter: these storms were a three-day event across the south-east. the aftermath is a major problem for them. this is a 48 hour radar loop of what happened to the storms. we see the remnants to florida. i want to show you video of the storm damage because we saw the flooding across the region where we saw five to eight inches of rain across the area, but because we had previous flooding we have seen very saturated grounds, many areas flooding
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very quickly across this region and the flood warnings are still in effect. look at the damage reported by the - because of the tornadoes and the high winds across the region, we're talking multiple states here seeing damage because of this and the three-daytime frame we saw about 24 reported tornadoes across this area. in terms of what we're dealing with now, it is the flood warnings that are still in effect for seven states down here. we don't expect these to drop off any time soon. the next particular story we're going to be watching is this storm making its way across the great lakes and towards the east. this brings some gusty winds with it. we saw government of 43 in the last hour. temperatures are going to go down across this area with freeze wrarngs, in effect, but we're going to be seeing snow starting tonight going into tomorrow as well as very, very dangerous winds for many people across the region unbelievable.
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just looking here in new york, talking about walking along the river, i was in a t-shirt, it felt like 70 degrees. now we're talking snow. >> reporter: absolutely april in the north-east. thank you so much. kabul, 6 million residents are having problems getting around. widespread flooding has left people looking for alternatives to get to and from work. as our correspondent reports, it's not just rain creating these problems. >> reporter: it's said the best way to get to know a city is to walk it, but that's a tall order for the nearly six million residents for kabul. the afghan capital seems to be always soaking in rainwater, mud and even suage. residents who want to go anywhere is suggested to use a boat. >> translation: our children are stranded inside the school and there is no-one to help them out. it's difficult for sick people
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to access hospitals and many people are having lots of trouble trying to go anywhere. >> reporter: whenever it rains damaged roads and gutters full of garbage and mud turns streets into rivers. most cars can't navigate and many are often abandoned. >> translation: there is no water drainage system. all we see is water floating in the city. there is no-one honest to do the work properly. everyone is feeling their own-- filling their own pocket. this problem has to be solved. >> reporter: billions of dollars of international aid has poured into post-war afghanistan. most residents say they think the money has been misspent by ministers and greedy follow petitions. they say government officials high their own businesses for construction projects or get kick-backs when awarding contracts. >> translation: if the money was spent the right way, then there would not be a situation
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like this. >> translation: millions of dollars of money was wasted. >> reporter: some residents even say the construction materials used in public works projects are often substandard. residents say most of new roads and infrastructure last only a few years and then need repairs or a rebuild. >> translation: as we all know, the kabul city is not a normal city. about 75% of areas in the city were built without urban planning. >> reporter: international assistance in the past two decades was widely believed to be a rare opportunity for afghanistan to reinvent itself, and become a 21 st century city. now with little chance, there will be any more outpouring of assistance, afghans say they will have to address the crisis themselves, take responsibility and rely on their own resources
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and resourcefulness at least two people died and 29 more were injured in a huge pile-up in eastern china. these two trucks, three buses, 20 cars crashed into each other on the highway on saturday afternoon. police are still investigating the cause but heavy rains and fog may have been factors. police say most of the seriously injured suffered head and rib injuries. more than 40 doctors treated the patients. a nearby hospital activated emergency protocols to-- protocols to admit with the people need randall pinkston is here now. what have you got? >> i think it would be an understakes p statement to say the past week has been a rough one for donald trump. we're going to be looking at ted cruz and his effort to capitalise on that. we will take a look at what's stake in the next week's primary. plus in the backdrop of the
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nuclear summit, north korea launches a ballistic missile. we take a deeper look at the battle to stop nuclear proliferation. a different fight in georgia. the nation trying to take over the runways in the world's fashion industry. just some stories ahead stay with me here. i want you to check this out. germany a celebration that made thousands of feathers fly in cities around the world, but particularly in germany, hundreds of people participated in the seventh annual pillow fight day. adults get to relive their childhood beating others down with people and more than 100 cities worldwide take part in the event. >> yes. i need to hit someone in the face to feel better. that's why i'm doing. it feels good. i do feel better now apparently some need to blow off some steam, although maybe that guy needs more help than just hitting some pillows around. apparently they do it for an hour. what do you think?
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do you want to be part of cleaning up that mess? >> i think not. i think it is a right of spring there, but let it stay there that does it for me. randall is next. have a goodnight. >> you and i, we're going to change this county, and we will change the world. >> monumental decisions. >> mr. president, there's a one and three chance of a second great depression. >> first-hand accounts from the people who were there. >> their opinion was shocking. >> the challenges. >> he said, "i am president of the united states and i can't make anything happen." >> the realities. >> he stood up and said, "that's it, i'm finished."
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