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>> reporter: filipinos may love his approach, but if elected it will likely guarantee stormy waters ahead on the international front. and you can get more on that story on our program 101 east, guns, goons, and the presidency. this is the end of te community. a chilly reception in new york fore ted cruz. and the democrats clash over who is qualified to be in the white house. americans implicated hundreds of u.s. nationals linked to the so-called panama papers. and residents in flint sue the governor, alleging the state
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put their lives in danger to save money. ♪ this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. the democratic presidential candidates continue to trade bashes this morning as they fight for votes in new york. on wednesday hillary clinton questioned bernie sanders's loyalty to the democratic party. but sanders fired back in philadelphia telling supporters he thinks clinton is not qualified to be president. and this morning sanders vowed not to back down. >> if secretary clinton thinks that just because i'm from a small state in vermont, and we're going to come to new york and they are going to go after us, and we're not going to fight
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back, they can guess again. this campaign will fight back. >> clinton responded to sanders a short time ago, and refutes his claims that she called him unqualified to be president. >> i don't know why he is saying that, but i will take bernie sanders over donald trump or ted cruz any time. and donald trump is said to be hiring experienced operatives to join the campaign. >> it is my great pleasure to introduce hillary clinton. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: in pennsylvania wednesday the democratic front runner embraced organized labor and tried in her speech to ret her campaign. >> when unions are strong, families are strong, and america is strong.
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>> reporter: but after losing seven of the last eight democratic contests, hillary clinton's weaknesses are on display, and her frustration with bernie sanders is boiling over. she attacked him over climate change. >> i couldn't believe it when senator sanders opposed the paris agreement, the best chance we have to reverse climate change, and deal with the consequences. >> reporter: but sanders said he opposed the paris agreement not because he is against taking action but the agreement was too weak. he wrote: some environmental activists are now blasting clinton, quote: part of clintons challenge is
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that she has supported frac-ing. bernie sanders has consistently opposed it. >> no, i do not support frac-ing. [ cheers ] >> reporter: polls suggest most democrats on this are with sanders, and it's a vej -- wedge issue. her lead has dropped to 12 points when just last month her lead was as high as 40. >> you are going to be proud of your country again, okay? >> reporter: and the republican nomination race, the new york primary should provide a reset for g.o.p. front runner, donald trump, but reeling from a bad loss tuesday night in wisconsin, the trump campaign is intensifying its fire against ted cruz, quote:
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and fox news trumps spokeswoman. >> the bush people are now running senator cruz's campaign. this is going to be a very serious problem if senator cruz continues to go down this path and then neither becomes the nominee. >> reporter: cruz dismissed the latest trump campaign accusation. instead he focused reporters and diners on his anti-regulation policies. >> i'm very glad we're here in a small business that is providing jobs, opportunities, and yet it is getting harder and harder for small businesses like this to survive. >> it's an immigrant community, ted cruz! you are not welcome here! >> reporter: the in your face style of new york politics may only add to the intensity of the g.o.p. race, and regardless of what happens in new york and
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beyond, the odds of a contested republican convention are growing. that could be good news for the democrats, except the race between clinton and sanders also remains undecided. david shuster, al jazeera. the fallout over the panama paper scandals has claimed its first banking executive. the ceo resigned today. the news comes as the leaks show hundreds of clients of the law firm are based here in the u.s. we're learning more about the law firm and its connections to the u.s. hundreds of firms are based in wyoming and nevada. wyoming allows corporations to be formed without an individual named in records. >> i think they are not doing anything illegal, so i think that's an onus on the government to close down some of the
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loopholes if they don't believe this is something that should be happening. >> reporter: as far as the american clients so far more than 200 people in the u.s. have been identified. ben -- benjaminway was charged last may for several charges. a russian billionaire was sentenced to two years for tax evasion. this man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for mail fraud and tax evasion. in 2008, john michael of philadelphia was sentenced to eight years in prison, also for tax evasion, and jonathan caplin
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was sentenced to five years in prison for accepting kickbacks. now the panama president is promising changes. but he also says panama is not the only place with a problem. >> translator: this situation wrongly called the panama papers is not a problem of our country, but of many countries of the world, who's legal and financial structures are still vulnerable to be used in a ways that do not represent the well-being of the citizens. >> reporter: a former minister of economy and finance in panama, and he told me earlier that the document leaks show some panamanian laws need to be reviewed. >> in effect what he has said is that most of his clients are institutional clients, be it foreign banks or law firms, and these institutions turn around
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and sell the corporations to a third-party, and the panamanian law firm usually doesn't have that information on hand. and in the panama papers case, they sold corporations from other jurisdictions. i think bvi was a jurisdiction that was mostly used as well as panama, delaware, nevada, and [ inaudible ]. under current panamanian legislation, he needs to know who he sold the corporation too. so he is complying with panama law, saying his client is an institutional client. now do we need to review that? i think so. >> reporter: he further says the panama papers revealed 40 years of information before anti-laundering laws were on the books. belgian police have released new video of the man still wanted for attacks in brussels.
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sthoerts hope the video may jog someone's memory. the man was seen with two suicide bombers who died in the march 22nd attacks at the airport. prosecutors say the unidentified man wore a khaki jacket but at some point discarded it. the u.s. has placed this man on the terrorist list. he did not appear, but the dutch brussels bar association put a gag order on his attorney barring him from speaking to journalists without permission. john kerry is now the most traveled secretary of state in u.s. history. he arrived in bahrain overnight, capping over a million miles of travel since he took the job. he is the first u.s. diplomat to visit bahrain since 2011. the u.s. is backing an iraqi
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offensive to retake mosul, and kerry says bahrain reached out to show support. >> bahrain has been backing up that position, by providing support to the counter-daesh coalition. >> kerry is also raising human rights concerns. bahrain's government has been widely criticized for rights abuses. attorneys for dennis hastert have requested probation instead of jail time, citing health concerns. he faces up to six months in prison when he is sentenced on
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april 27th. a teacher in new town connecticut is on administrative leave after bringing a gun to school. he was arrested at a middle school. connecticut law bans firearms on school grounds. newtown is where a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary in 2012. more snow is in the forecast for wisconsin after a spring storm hit parts of the state this week. big wet flakes lead to several accidents. and that storm system is now sweeping across the country. let's get a check of the forecast. >> the same system has been bringing more snow as far west as minnesota all the way to new england. most of this is rain, heavy rain through the course of the day, especially new england northward, and behind this
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colder air, so on saturday we could see snow even on some of our east coastline. that is going to be really cold air settling in behind this. maine already has a flood warning, and high wind advisory. as we head towards the west coast this moisture is more 57 appreciated. more will move in tomorrow and saturday. a lot of places will get a quarter to a half inch anywhere through the southwest and this is an entire region under drought. so this is beneficial rain over the next couple of days, but while we had record heat here that will also cool temperatures for us. here is the broader look at that temperature pattern. some cooling frigid air that has settled in. and westward that is going to start to recede too. by the time we hit saturday as
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far as the east coast could be 10 to 20 degrees below average. we're starting to see temperatures cool today in somewhere like chicago. so if you are enjoying those milder temperatures, by the time he hit saturday, temperatures could drop into the 30s with chances for snow, so winter is still trying to grip on a little bit as we get further into spring. >> thank you. michigan governor is named in a law lawsuit stemming from the flint water crisis. and anger in the south, protesters demand change in mississippi as win more state conditions a bill many call discriminatory. dissappearing in the wild. >> we are on the tipping point of an ecological disaster. >> radiocarbon dating method can tell us if trade of ivory is legal.
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>> gold, we have come at the price of human rights, pristine forests, and clean water. >> the future of fracking is about the water. >> how do you convince a big oil company to use this? >> al jazeera is always pushing the boundaries of reporting and techknow really falls into that perfectly. >> this is the biggest question out there. >> we always get perfect plants every time. >> this opens up whole new possibilities. >> we have 300,000 kids that are in collapse prone schools. >> katrina was really a wake up call. >> we can design and engineer a system to not fight nature but kind of work alongside it. >> new orleans is on a good track towards sustainability but the job is not done here. >> it's a revolutionary approach to science reporting. >> this is some of the best driving i've ever done, even though i can't see. >> i really feel my life changing. >> this is the first time anybody's done this. >> i'm walking you guys! >> all i wanted to see was her walk, it was amazing. >> probably the most profound moment was when i stood up.
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these were emotions i had been dreaming about for so long. thank you. >> techknow, proud to tell your stories on al jazeera america. a texas school police officer is on paid leave after video shows him slamming a middle school student to the ground. >> oh, are you okay? >> reporter: in the video the
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school officer is seen lifting the sixth grader into the air before slamming her down. the officer responded last month after two students were arguing outside of the school. the student is okay, investigations are underway, and the officer could lose his job. so far 400 people have joined a class action suit against governor snyder. the lawyers say the water crisis was an intentional scheme. >> it's beyond tragic. it's a catastrophe beyond i think anybody in this room's comprehension. i'm dumb founded. i'm numbed by the facts that i hear and what is the suffering for the citizens of flint. >> the lawsuit says switching to the flint river was a danger created by the state, one that
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effects future generations by exposing unborn children to lead. another thing affected by the crisis, property values. bisi onile-ere has more on that. >> reporter: rick is a retired flint auto worker. he has owned his home for more than 20 years. how much did you pay when you bought the house? >> just under 60 grand. >> what is it worth now? >> probably about -- according to the taxes about 30 -- little over 30. >> reporter: and he fears that the city's ongoing water crisis will send his property value sinking even further. in 2014, flint's water supply becaming tainted with lead, the michigan governor, rick snyder didn't declare a state of emergency until january of this year. >> i'm in a position to sell it, the problem is no one is in the position to want to come and buy
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it. i don't know if they are even giving home loans to buy houses in flint. >> when this initially happened it was a problem. >> reporter: chris is a raels state agent and president of a local realtors association. he says that loans are available, but they don't come easily. >> that is what scares us the most, but we have found that the lenders are working with us. you just can't sell anything in the city of flint without that water test. >> reporter: vacant houses fill the landscape. according to the east central association of realtors, in the first three months of 2015, the average price for a home was more than $17,000, that figure increased during the same three months this year, to more than $28,000. long time real for wade says despite the city's watered problems, the housing market is
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improving. >> it has actually worked out to our advantage, other than people getting the lead in their bodies and things like that, you can't equate money to that. but we certainly -- the housing portion of it hasn't been negatively effected. >> reporter: but some local leaders estimate property values could drop more than 20% this year. roaner says for now, his home is worth holding on to. >> test thing i could do is be a generous soul and give it away. but right now i'm here. >> reporter: bisi onile-ere, al jazeera, flint, michigan. another southern state is now debating a lou called angie gay. >> reporter: the tennessee governor might soon have to face the same a decision other
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governors have faced whether or not to sign a bill critics say restricts the rights of gay and transgender people. it is expected to easily pass the state senate. the debate also playing out in mississippi, where the governor was met with protesters, after he signed a so-called religious freedom law. it allows businesses and state workers to refuse adoption, certain medical and other services to gay or transgender people. >> it protects the religious freedoms. >> honest people who have a legitimate objection to what is going on, a religious objection have a of course of action now. >> reporter: this billboard has popped up in jackson, just one example of the opposition to the law. it depicts a christ-like figure
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who proclimbs i said i hate figs and love nature. >> i heard in the news that mississippi had just passed a similar law that was worse than north carolina, and my first reaction was, how can it be worse than what is happening in north carolina? >> reporter: in north carolina backlash is also growing against their law overturning local ordinances protecting gay and transagain der rights. paypal announced it will not bring a project there along with 400 jobs. and more than 80 organizations have expressed their concern in both states. >> i'm glad corporate leaders are opposing the bill and using the force of their economic impact to make a difference. >> reporter: minnesota has joined vermont. >> this is a moral decision. in the case of mississippi it's
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an egregious block on rights. >> brick by brick, i will open it. it will take more than a few rocks to stop me from doin' what i have to do. >> suddenly heroin seems to be everywhere. >> there's no way i am willing to give up my family for a drug ever again. >> i know you all have strong opinions about the border. >> i don't believe in borders. >> our government is allowing an invasion. >> i don't really know as much as i thought i did. >> people don't just need protection, they need assistance. >> what's your message then? >> we need help now. >> oh my god... the town's out of water. >> we came up here to talk to some people who are selling fresh water... fresh water for fracking. >> we are a town that greed destroyed. >> what do we want? >> justice!
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>> what's your message then? >> we need help now. >> you're watching al jazeera america. a new start up in l.a. is offering a unique way to work and sleep for cheap. it's called pod share. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: waking up to the smell of pancakes and the sound of brushing teeth. this may look like a youth hostile, but don't call it that. >> pods not bunks. pedestrians not guests. go-living not hostile. very important. we're trying to recreate the solo travel experience. >> reporter: this 31 year old created pod share in los angeles
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three years ago. >> friends would tell me you had a pod? yes, i live in a pod. there are pancakes. >> reporter: a group of mostly millennials, eating, working, and sleeping in an open space. >> reporter: hi guys. ♪ >> reporter: hanging out in their personal pod. >> i was like where are you? and i'm like i'm in los angeles. >> reporter: the shared living space is used by travelers and people in transition, her motto is rent it, don't own it. just about everything is shared. >> if you want your things to yourself, you put your name on it. it's not very private, so i just was forced to just hang out and
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kind of, you know, get comfortable with everybody. >> reporter: what about little curtained? >> no. that's the biggest no-no. other than pod sex. there is no privacy, because it kills the whole dna of the space. >> reporter: you heard right, there is also no sex here. >> i totally understand the urge to want to hook up, but this is not the place. >> reporter: queen beds are for couples who want to save some money. a night here cost 40 to $50, food included. she is working on her third location, and has just raised $30,000 people throw crowd funding. >> out of 5,000 people we have had, like ten or 11 are on the dinosaur list. >> it's nostalgic. it's comforting to know that
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there are other people around me. that i'm not alone. >> reporter: beck says the average pod-estrian stay three nights. it has sparked a marriage, a proposal, and too many friends for beck to count, even tattoos to remember the experience. >> 16 people have chosen to put this icon on their bodies, and it's a share the road sign. >> reporter: sharing an experience as they go along. ines ferre, al jazeera, los angeles. finally the thrill of a lifetime for a 105 year old in texas. she through out the first pitch at the texas rangers home opener, and held her own postgame news conference. if asked if she was nervous, she said at 105 you have don't get
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nervous anymore. thanks for watching. i'm stephanie sy. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello, and welcome. you are watching the al jazeera news hour live from our headquarters here in doha. 60 minutes of news and comment today. the syrian army launches a major offensive around aleppo. the afghan taliban says it has adopted a new strategy in its dealings with the west. protests in bangladesh after