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good evening, everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i am john sigenthaler in new york. truth in numbers. enrollment for president obama's healthcare plan is far blow expectation. we are life with the figures and the fallout. one week after the flanks tsunami t relief is barely reaching survivors. the new questions about the response. plus: deal or no deal, boeing's you wouldn't mattum to the union, approve a new contract or put 20,000 jobs at risk. keeping the faith without a prayer. welcome to the mega church for non-believers.
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they don't have religion but they do have a growing following. we begin with the reality check for president obama and the affordable care act. it's not exactly welcome news. the administration estimated half a million people would have enrolled by the end of october. only one 06,000 people signed up, about one-fifth of what the white house had expected of those, nearly 80,000 signed up through state-run exchanges. fewer than 27,000 enrolled through the federal website. republicans say it's the best evidence yet that obamacare is a failure. we begin our coverage with mike viqueira at the whitehouse. mike? >> reporter: john, the white house, the administration spent weeks furiously trying to lower expectations, anticipating this released to and now, we know why. you read the figures: only one
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06,000 have enrolled thus far. >> that's far short of the half a million that was expected was projected in a memo leaked by house republicans. but of that number, only -- exactly 26,784 have successfully enrolled through that federal website, the troubled website, that administration officials have dubbed a debacle and disaster. 36 statements are running that website. only 14 running a state website, california, for example, enrolled 35,000 people through their website. it's the federal website that is deeply troubled. catholic cathol-- kathleen sebe rolled out these numbers. she said for those who are frustrated with the website, they should stick with it. let's listen. >> we are clearly here on the 13th of november not where we want to be. by the 30th of november, i know we have improved significantly
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from the point where we were. i think geoff set at one point, we were measuring like three of 10 people being able to get through. but i would urge you to try again >> reporter: john, even on that point, the administration said the website should be running smoothly by november 30th. now, they are softening expectations on that. they say it will be running smoothly for the vast majority of users, yon. >> talk politics for a moment. republicans were quick to respond to these numbers. what did they have to say? >> it's a winner for republicans. no question. just fast forward trans a few weeks ago when they were on the ropes at the end of the government shutdown. speaker of the house, john boehner calls once again for scrapping the entire system. democrats, john, are getting nervous. they are jumping on legislation that would essentially force the president to keep that promise: if you like your healthcare, you can keep it. even dianne feinstein, we talked about this last night, is on this legislation. that legislation will be up for consideration friday on the floor. the figure is 106,000 that have
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enrolled from october 1st to november 2nd. as we talked about, the project effected was 500,000, half a million. they are far short. >> we talked about this in the newsroom today and what to make of this number. another 975,000 people successfully applied for insurance during the first month but have yet to enroll in a specific plan. what does that mean? >> i mean that's good news/bad news. another way to look at it is only 10% of those who have successfully applied have successfully enrolled. you look at it between now and march 31st when it closes, the enrollment closes, the projected total of people who are expected to enroll, 7 million, they have a long way to go, john. >> mike viqueira at the whitehouse. mike, thank you. while the white house reels from those numbers, lawmakers were grilling the gurus behind the flawed website. lisa stark has more from sthcapl
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hill. dar ryl issa slammed the october 1st rollout of the website? >> this was a monumental mistake, to go live and effectively explode on the launchpad >> reporter: on the other side of the aisle, democrats say republicans want nothing more than to dismantle the affordable care act known as "obamacare". >> nobody in this country believes that republicans want to fix the website. >> caught in the crossfire, two key administration technology officials, who were repeatedly questioned about why after years of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, the website was not completely tested before it went live. >> it was designed, implemented and tested to be secure. >> testifying under subpoena, todd park, the u.s. chief technology officer, the white house had insisted he was too busy trying to fix the website to come to capitol hill. parks said round-the-clock
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efforts are underway? >> we have work to do. we are making progress at a growing rate >> reporter: parks said can handle 20 to 25 users at one time. about half where it should be. another key, security. will personal information be safe. according to the department of homeland security, there has been one unsuccessful attempted cyber attack on the site. >> would you put your information in there? >> i would have to see what the security testing and assessment has been since then before i would feel comfortable. i haven't seen it yet. so we are going to look at it. >> so the answer is: not yet, yes? >> reporter: what to do about the millions of americans getting notices that their healthcare plans have been cancelled and they must re-enroll in new coverage. the white house is promising a fix for that, as well. >> lisa stark, al jazeera, capitol hill. >> let's bring in david
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auerback. he is a contributor to slate magazine. welcome back, david. good to see you? >> thanks for having me. >> so let me just ask you this: how much do you think is technology responsible for the numbers we see? >> i think it's certainly for the federal numbers, it's primarily responsible as we saw the exchange literally continue even register people for a shuj -- for the majority of the month of october. and so there is no doubt that had the federal exchange been working, there would have been -- we would have seen numbers at least more come pliable to the state-run exchanges there because we know at least some of the state-run exchanges were up and running fairly well. >> it sounds like the white house is now hedging the time when they think it's going to be fixed. what has to be done? ? >> well, they seem to be going through identifying problems and making a lists and sort of prioritizing and going through. the head of the repair effort,
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geoff designs, has said some encouraging things. the issue is whether they will be able to fix a sufficient number of the issues by the end of this month, which i think is an aggressive and challenging date. but we didn't get a lot of information today regarding how far they have come, and i think it will be very hard to tell until the end of the month exactly -- exactly what we can expect to see. >> last, david. so for civilians, can you take a crack at what we think the problem is here technologywise? >> there is the system wasn't tested before release. so what you have now is effectively an unyon layer of problems upon problems. and the engineers who have been taken on to the -- to the project are frantically trying to fix problems so that they can uncover more problems and
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hopefully get to where enough of those problems are found and fixed so that the majority of yoursers can use it. geoff talked about two issues, one is scale, that the system couldn't support a large enough number of simultaneous users and second, issues of functionality, where the federal exchange was sending the wrong information to insurers listing children as multiple spouses and things like that. >> what i wanted to ask you about. does that mean that information might be at risk? >> it's very hard to say. i think a lot of the security talk has been fear, uncertainty and doubt, fud, as it's called in the software industry.
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republicans are looking for any excuse to say the system is dangerous and people shouldn't use it. security issues are a concern. i haven't seen anything that suggests that they are in any way a threat on the level of simply scale and functionality issues, since people weren't even able to create an account, there wasn't a lot to hack in the first couple of weeks for sure. >> david, thanks for helping us sort all of this out. we appreciate it? >> thank you for having me. >> now to the sflooenz where ph t the. 2300 dead, thousands missing. for the survivors, no end of the suffering. craig leaseon joins us from sabu with the latest. craig? >> reporter: >> at a time cards have begun to turn in sabu in the central philippines. the australians were the first to arrive yesterday on two large
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transporters. they brought in medical aid doctors and nurses from aus aid provided by the australian government. they headed in to set up field hospitals in laite island, the hardest hit. the problem they've got there is that they have a makeshift hospital that has been set up by doctors who live in the area. tacloban, the capitol, where most of the destruction occurred but they don't have the basic necessities to treat people, and they are getting hundreds queueing up at this hospital with everything as simple as lacerations through broken legs. they have had to give birth there. they don't have pain killers. they are doing sutures and stitching people up without any anesthetic whatsoever. they are hoping this australian relief will ease that to some degree and help enormously with the medicines they are bringing in. also, we saw planes landing from taiwan, the american forces have
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begun to arrive, osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from the uss george washington. they have been doing aerial recon zan to see where the worst locations are so when the united states pacific command arrives in its full force with their flotilla of ply ships and sdroirz they will know where to go firstdestroyers they will kn to go first. they are carrying the ability to distribute 400,000 gallons of water, which is most needed here right now. >> craig, what are the ongoing problems that you see going forward? >> reporter: one of the prime concerns at the moment is the whole operation, because there are still many people who are saying on the ground that they are just not getting the aid. we are seeing immigration creep -- desperation. at a warehouse yesterday, eight
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people were killed when a group of people stormed to try to get to the rice that was stored in that warehouse, and the philippine army reports that they engaged in a fire fight with an armed gang in the center of the town yesterday as well. further, we are hearing about banditry. we were going to go go into the bojo hiisland because it was hi by an earthquake just a month ago. and that's also been devastated. a double whammy for those people. we were warned by the navy not to go in there without an armed escort. as you can see, though, the roads have been opened. and here in sabu, life looks almost like it's returned to normal. for this town, it has. but for the other areas that are very remote, it hasn't. the debris is still around. at least now, though, they are able to start to move aid across these roads that have been cleared. but for the ngos that are doing this work, it's extremely dangerous business. many of them are taking in their own security to secure these
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places before they bring the aid in because ngos like the red cross have already experienced a situation where they lost all of their aid to bandits. >> craig leaseon joining us -- from the fiphilippines tonight. thank you.eson joining us -- from the philippines tonight. thank you. and the weather is a big help there in parts of the philippines. we had a tropical disturbance. that is making its way away from the philippines here in the south china sea. the problem is this system is making its way over here toward vietnam and we are going to be seeing a lot of rain out of here. flash flooding, you can see across individual nam over towards thailand, laos, cambodia, anywhere between two to five inches in some locations. isolated areas will see 5 to 8 inches. this will be a big problem. we will watch this over the next day or so. we did see a lot of rain in that area with the last.
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i will bring you temperatures well blow average for many locations. in the united states, tragteen at camp pendleton. the military says four marines were killed this morning. it reportedly happened while clearing a range of unexploded ordnance. the cause is under investigation. eight months ago, seven marines were killed in a live fire training exercise in nevada. no case, human error was blamed. a warning from secretary of state john kerry. he was on capitol hill urging senators not to impose new sanctions on iran. kerry says he needs more time to try to find a diplomatic end to the international stand objection; form over iran's nuclear capability. >> our hope is now that no new searchings would be put in place for the simple reason that if they are, it could be viewed as bad faith by our -- by the people we are negotiating with. it could destroy the ability to be able to get agreement. and it could actually wind
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upsetting us back in dialogue that's taken 30 years to be able to achieve. we are asking the congress to give the diplomacy they sought a chance to be able to work, a chance of a matter of weeks. >> talks with iran resume next week. if they fail, kerry says he will request more sanctions from congress. christopher dickey is the mid east editor for the "daily beast." i asked him why some members of congress are pushing for more sanctions. >> you know, it's easy for the senate and for the house to look tough on iran. there is no real iranian constituency in the united stat states. nobody is going to go to their voters look we stood up for iran and nobody wants to be portrayed that were. in addition, you've got, of course, the israeli or the israeli government and its representatives in the united states pushing very hard agains
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israeli government and its representatives in the united states pushing very hard agai t against. and you have the sawudsaudis, m kwooiblt strongly pushing for a tougher stand on iran. in a sense, there is no percentage in backing the administration at this point. and the president is in a weak position with congress on this issue. >> the way it's portrayed in the media is that the french may have stopped any sort of deal. is that from your standpoint what happened or not? >> yeah, that is what happened. the french have become very hawkish on iran. they have a long and ugbly history deal requesting iranian terrorism, dealing with iranian threats here in paris among other places. >> after there wasn't a deal there would what might be described as a twitter war, we heard from the iranians over twitter and they were blaming -- is this the new face of it
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diplomacy in the world? twitter? >> it absolutely is. the iranians are very good at it. you know, jebazurif, the foreign minister of iran was putting outed very succinct tweets saying they are blaming us for this? all i know is that we came to the table and we had about 80 or 90% of this agreed and all of the sudden they came back to us and the whole agreement had been gutted. and, you know, i have said it a lot more than 140 characters but he managed it in 240 character tweets. he is very good at this. >> so is your sense that the french could block any sort of deal moving forward? >> they need consensus between the five security members and germany. secretary of state kerry is trying to put the best possible face on it. we are all close to negotiating this deal. we haveraysed these issues.
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there was some bracketed language the iranians didn't approve. we can bridge those gaps. we can get there. but, by throwing the spanner in the works when they did, the french created a situation where now, a weakened kerry, a weakened obama have to go back to congress not with a deal in hand where they can say here it is and here is what we are agreeing to so please don't give us any more sanctions because we are on the path toward some kind of reasonable settlement. they don't have that anymore. they are going to congress now and saying, well, we failed. >> thanks to chris dickey in paris. next, the ford followlies somehow toronto's mayor is finding a way to shock us again. what he is saying this time, coming up. plus judgment day for mob boss, whitey bulger, high drama and emotion from the courthouse.
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one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. >> antonio mora, award winning and hard hitting. >> we've heard you talk about the history of suicide in your family. >> there's no status quo, just the bottom line. >> but, what about buying shares in a professional athlete?
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he was a fugitive for years. now whitey bulger is a convicted killer. the infamous mob boss will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. he sat silent as relatives of the people he is convicted of murdering spoke out. they called him a sociopath, a terrorist, even satan. toronto mayor rob ford admits he has purchased illegal drugs in the past two years. his admission came during a heated city council debate today. it's the first time ford has acknowledged buying illegal drugs.
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he remains de, refusing to step down from his job, after all but two of the 43 council members voted to urge him to take a leave of absencefiant, refusing step down from his job, after all but two of the 43 council members voted to urge him to take a leave of absence? >> i am not a alcoholic. i am not a drug addict. have i drank? have i done drugs? yes, i have. i am not leaving here i am going to sit here i am going attend every council, every executive meeting. i will put my record against anybody else. i am not going anywhere, councillor joe. >> todayes vote is symbolic. it does not have the authority to force the mayor from office unless he is convicted of a crime. same-sex marriage will be legal in the aloha state in less than a month. the hawaii governor signed the bill into effect. hawaii is the 15th state to
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legalize same-sex marriage. illinois will become the 16th when its governor signs that stated's bill next week. for supporters of same-sex marriage, hawaii's law is meaningful. it was among the first battle grounds on the issue two decades ago. ray suarez, host of "inside story" spoke with one of the women at the center of that fight. >> well, john, on "inside story" today, we began our program on same-sex marriage with an interview with nania bear. she was the first american to file a legal case for the right to marry her partner. that was way back in 1991. i started by asking her whether lawyers were ready to take on her case and whether they were encouraged about the prospects for success. >> no. we were not very sophisticated. this was not part of any kind of, you know organized effort to find plaintiffs and go forward. we were in love. we wanted to get married. we applied for a license.
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and at that time, there was no organization, gay or otherwise, that was willing to represent us. the aclu did submit friend of the court briefs. they were the first group on board but we went dan foley, a wonderful constitutional lawyer who was in private practice and he will always be a hero to me. >> it's important, john, to points out that nania bear and her partner won the case, but the legislature in hawaii was so spooked by the prospect of making that state the first one in the nation to allow gay marriage that they passed a law to block the institution taking hold in hawaii. over the years, nania bear says the nature of the struggle changed, and gay people changed. when she began the suit, many gay people said, marriage? why? now, they consider themselves allies in the fight to save the institution. john? >> she started this fight such a long time ago, the early'90s. public opinion obviously changed
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quite a bit. what were thoughts on watching all this happen over the years? >> they said that when people came forward, there were a lot of people coming out. a lot of americans who didn't realize they knew gay people and had them in their lives as workmates, as family members, started to see that gay people were all around them. and the numbers bear that out. repeated surveys have found that you are more likely to support gay civil rights if you know a gay person well. and now, more americans know that they do. >> you can watch ray suarez on insi "inside story" weekdays at 5:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 pacific time. >> mike lees is here with sports. >> the pressure of a nation was on a national team with the possibility of missing out on
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its first world cup since 1990, mexico hosted a crucial world cup qualifier today against new zealand, and mexico more than rose to the occasion as they routed new zealand 5 to 1. the blowout puts mexico in a commanding position going into next week's match-up, as a team with the most total golds in the two games advances to the world cup next summer in brazil. in baseball, detroit tigers mitcher matt scherzer was the cy young readf winner. in the national league, the winner is los angeles dodgers pitcher clayton kershaw who led the n.l. or tied in era shutouts and strike-outs. he also posted a 16 and 9 record this season. finally, miami heateric polster is partnering to help the philippines. he was supposed to release a public service announcement and the heat organization is also
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donating at least $1 million to the recovery effort. coming up a little bit later, we will talk to a former n.f.l. player about his violent experience in n.f.l. hazing and he says what happened in miami pales in comparison to what happened to him in new orleans. >> a pledge from president obama coming up, a promise he is making to native americans and what they are saying in return, plus jobs in a jumbo jet. the union vote that could send production of boeing 777 from here to japan.
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a number of people who have enrolled until health insurance through the affordable care act is just a fraction of what the obama administration expected. white house officials say a little more than 106,000 people signed up within the first month of open enrollment and fewer than 27,000 people used the federal healthcare website to enroll. secretary of state john kerry was on capitol hill today urging senators not to impose new
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sanctions on ravin. during the closed-door meeting, kerry asked for more time to pursue diplomatic process. he says new sanctions might jeopardize the progress. no end to the suffering from last week's typhoon. the death toll stands at 2300. thousands are missing. the humanitarian crisis is growing. rescue and aid workers still trying to get clean water and food to isolated regions. wayne hey reports. another major crisis could be brewing. >> there are so many casualties in tacloban, the mainly hospital has no time to deal with the dead. some patients are outside while tired doctors and nurses take a rare break in the fresh air. most have been working long hours since the typhoon struck. >> inside, there is no electricity. it's extremely hot. the storm destroyed its main power generator. >> the ground floor was blofloo, so we had to bring the present
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patients on the second floor. but the roof are all destroyed. when it rains, it leaks. but it's the only available space to keep the patient dry and safe. >> a small donated generators is enough to power one light bulb in the operating theater, which is in desperate need of a cleaning. more drugs like tetanus shots are also needed to treat the variety of injuries suffered during and since the typhoon. despite the many challenges, the hospital hasn't stopped taking patients. >> all things considered, this small hospital is coping well. but the health situation could be about to get a lot worse. in many areas a clean-up is far from beginning. debris lines the streets and, in some cases, the only plates for a wash is the water in the harbor which is now more polluted than ever. adding to that problem, the many bodies still floating in the ocean. proper search missions to find
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the missing have only just started. >> survivors aren't getting the basic needs to stay healthy like food and water. >> for the next week, we are expecting influx of patients with typhoon-related diseases like diarrhea, pneumonia. >> with the pain and misery, though, there are some good stories. babies born in the aftermath of hiayan are crammed into the hospital's chapel which has been transformed into a nursery. exhausted mothers and fathers reflect on their or deal of living through the storm. >> we are glad to be alive... >> but survive, they did. and a few days later, baby josephina was born. al jazeera tacloban. >> survivors in the philippines still facing many challenges, including shortages of food and water and the growing risk of disease and doctor ron waldman
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is the president of doctors of the world, which has a medical team now stationed in sabu. dr. waldman joins us tonight from washington. welcome, doctor. >> thank you. >> what is your team telling you about what's going on, on the ground? >> pretty much what you just described. it's very difficult under the current circumstances to get supplies and needed medicines into the affected areas. but slowly, that's happening, as things open up and the logistics teams make sure that the roads are clear, the airports are open. these things do take time. but i think over the next few days, the tide will turn and relief supplies should come pouring in. the degree of suffering, as we just heard, is enormous. this is a tragedy of major proportion. and an tra cpa ordinary of assistance is needed. hopefully, it will get there on time to save lives. >> what are the long-term problems, the health problems
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for the people there? >> so the immediate problems are also health problems, but they can be dealt with to a large extent without relying on medicines and hospitals. people need food. people need clean water, sanitation facilities and sheltered. all of those things constitute preventive medicine to stem the incidence of disease. when those things are taken care of, other issues become priority of all of the buildings that were knocked down, health facilities and hospitals are amongst them. and so they need to be recon stittuted. the medicines that have been lost need to be replaced. peep with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, they need to get back on their medical care in order to survive. down the road, we are going to see that many people is who have
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been affected by this catastrophfee will have been traumatized things like psycho/social mental healthcare will come into play. it will be months before things are destroyed to a semblance of normalacy. >> what about infectious disease? >> you know, infectious disease are frequently talked about, but the fact of the matter is that history has taught us that in the wake of natural disasters such as this one, large scale epdemmics of infectious disease rarely occur. there will be infectious diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia, but these are the normal conditions that affect a population in this area. and this is a time of year when those diseases tend to be at their peek incidents in any case. so we are hoping we will set up and my organization will participate in the implementation of a health insurance system that will allow
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us to detect outbreaks of this condition as quickly as possible and respond to them but, hopefully, in terms of communecable diseases at least, we won't have too much of an excess of them but rather, just the normal occurrence as happens every year. >> doctor waldman, it's good to talk with you, and good luck with your troop that's on the ground. thanks very much. >> well, chances of congress reaching a deal on immigration reform are growing dimmer by the day. speaker of the house, john boehner says the house will not negotiate over reform measure passed by the senate months ago. that legislation would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. boehner would not say when the house might take up any piecemeal immigration reform measures reported being considered by some republican law makesers. president obama met with native american leaders in washington today. he also promise today make his first trip as president to
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indian tribal land next year. a visit that would be an important step. libby casey had that story. ♪ >> thousands of tribunal leaders came from as far away as alaska and heifer hi hoping not just to be talked to but to be heard. thomas christian is a tribal executive board member for the fort peck reservation in montana . >> a lot don't know how we live. in third-world conditions. as a tribal leader, i wish to address those things. >> christian says washington poles and outdated regulations often stand in the way of mechanic's 5.2 million american indians and alaska natives, 29% live in poverty, nearly double the national rate. president obama pledged to keep working to improve the lives of american indians. >> we've got to keefe our covenant strong by extending opportunity for native americans. we have created jobs building new roads and high speed internet to connect more of your community did to the broader economy. we have made major investments
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in job training and tribal colleges and universities, but the fact remains native americans face poverty rates that are higher by far than the national average. >> that's more than a statistic. >> that's a moral call to action. we've got to do better. >> even though the obama administration has spent five years trying to support indian country, the across the board budget cuts known as see quick trace hit tribes in painful ways. they left plans like medicare and medicaid but a major oversight t didn't exempt helping american indians. >> for indian country, these cuts mean 3,000 fewer in-patient admissions. and unconscionabley 800,000 fewer out-patient visits for ihs visits, 804,000 trips that should be to the doctor or to see a nurse or to keep people healthvy been cut. we need your help to talk to congress.
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it's congress who has to take action on a realistic budget, getting rid of sequestration and preventing the next round of arbitrary cuts from having a potentially devastating impact. >> rose bud sioux saysa the u.s. government cannot shirk its responsibility to tribes. >> sequester should not affect indian country. we should be fully funded at all times. we are the first people of this land. >> harder than proving the relationship with american indians, the past mistakes? >> today we declare we must never forget. we must never deny the injustice that for decades upon decades was inflicted on native peoples. we affirm that this painful past has informed and given rise rise to self determination. >> unless congress improves the funding picture for indian current tree in the 506 federally recognized tribes, all of the plans for cooperation in
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turn into further broken promises. libby cassey, al jazeera, washington. in washington state tonight, a union vote with far-reaching consequences. boeing has an offer on the table for machinists, about cutting pensions and other benefits. it's also about where the next generation of jumbo jets will be built and whether jobs stay in the community. al shoveler is outside machinist union headquarters. alan, machinists are being asked to give up some things. what do they get in return? >> john, they would get stability, security and a g guarantee of thousands of good jobs for decades to come. the company is basically saying, vote yes and we will build the triple 7 x and its huge composite wing in the seattle area. vote no, we will put it up forbid and likely take it out of state. >> boeing machinists rally
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outside the massive effort effort plan leaving no doubt how they view the offer? >> i am telling you right now, this contract stinks. >> speaker after speaker echoing their union leader who has den agesed the boeing bill. ? >> this is going to kill everything we ever for the for. you can kiss your union goodbye. vote no. >> it would replace the current system with a 401(k) plan. new hires would take longer to reach the highest pay scale. health insurance costs would go up. pay raises would be 1% every two years on top of cost of living increases. boeing says that would be enough to ensure the new 777x would be built here and they are swe sweetening with a 4,000 dollar signing bonus for every machinist. there is political pressure and momentum for a yes, vote. >> with this signature, the 777 x is ready for take off and we
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are signing 5952. >> a special legislative session called by governor jayencelie produced tax incentives for the state's largest private employer. >> tax breaks extending out. are you happy? >> yes because i think we came up with a bi-partisan rock solid confident certain foundation for aerospace in our state. >> boeing wants labor peace and lock term stability to avoid disruptions that hampered the dream liner production. >> this is not only a manufacturing decision. it's an economic decision. we are going to have to pump a lot of capital here if we are going to stay here to build these buildings and put in this place. >> that's a long priest process. >> aviation consultant scott hamilton says boeing does have options and a threat to build elsewhere is real. this critically important and emotionally charged vote could be close?
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>> my gut feel is that the threat of losing these jobs, these works, will trump the anger over the give-backs in the contract. i think this will pass narrowly. >> this is not the a normal neg oceanation. the machinists have a contract for another three years. they can't strike in that time. their most powerful tool in any negotiation, they just don't have with them right now. they have to vote yes or no. mosh people until union hall. we should have voting completed in about 15 minutes. vote counts another three hours after that. john? >> it could have a big impact on the seattle area as well as those workers. thanks very much, allen. let's head to washington, d.c. adam may is in for joie chen telling us what's coming up on "america tonight." "hi, john. good evening. on america tonight, an exclusive television interview. we go behind bars in illinois for the second installment of our series: crime and
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punishment. we immediate adolfo davis. we revisit the year he was convicted of a double homicide for simply being part of a group responsible on the 14, he was tried as an adult and sentenced to life without parole, a harsh punishment, part of the juvenile life without parole law. despite a supreme court ruling that such sentence did were unconstitutional when mandatory, there are still about 2500 people serving life for crimes they committed when they were children. in our exclusive interview, adolpho tells us about his new focus, getting out and helping change this policy all together. >> i see people walk out of here every day. i look at the news. there is people across this country get out of prison every day. i ammi always going to have hop my day will come. i have to stay focused on that. >> "america tonight" with that
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report. that the and more. the world's oldest dj at the top of the hour coming up on america tonight. john? >> thanks. we will see you then. coming up, without a prayer, a sanctuary for atheists and for non-believers. there is plenty to believe in. and in sports, bullying in the n.f.l., a former player speaks out about the haying in the league. al jazeera america - a new voice in american journalism - >> introduces america tonight. >> in egypt, police fired teargas at supporters of the ... >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. [[voiceover]] they risk never returning to the united states. >> grounded. >> real. >> unconventional. [[voiceover]] we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >> an escape from the expected. >> i'm a cancer survivor. not only cancer, but brain cancer. america tonight next on al jazeera america
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a celebration of life that started in a london public is exploding in major cities around the world. it just hit the big-time in hollywood but the founders won't be thanking god any time soon
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for their success. jennifer london explains >> reporter: >> hello. >> reporter: sanderson jones a and pippa evans, are on a world tour in the u.s. >> twitter was chiefly invented for people you don't know to tell you, you suck. >> they are not just here to spread laughter. they are here, they say, to change the world. we would like to make the world as good as it can be. >> welcome to the world's ath yet mega church. >> we are a godless congregation that celebrates being alive. >> the first sunday assembly was held in north london in 2012. >> we thought a few people would like it, and then it turns out that there are millions of people across the world. >> fast forward eleven months and the economic preaching duo have turned to crowd fund to go raise money and are racing through 40 cities in north america and australia launching
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local chapters for thousands of godless fearing people. los angeles recently hosted its first sunday assembly service. >> what we have done is take all of the best bits out of church and get rid of the god bit. >> that means creating a community with a focus on good and gratitude. >> when people sing together, dance together, laugh together, it's a wonderful experience and shouldn't be monopolized by religion. >> religion is out but there is no escaping the search-like feel of the service, singing, dancing, reflecting, donating, and, of course, the founder, himself. >> if you think jones looks familiar, even he admits he has heard plenty of jesus jokes. but he says he had the beard first, not before jesus but before sunday assembly. >> he can't really do anything about it, jennifer. >> that's his face. >> all humor aside. if they make a church movement, it comes at a time when according to the pew research
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center, 20% of americans say they have no religious affiliation, an increase of 15% in the last five years. >> i think those people need community support as much as anybody else. >> so, father james hef. it says by picking and closing the best bits from church, sunday assembly followers might end up with all flash and no substance. >> if they by their own choice automatically exclude any possibility of something beyond just forming community, i think that they are probably missing out on something very profound. >> back at sunday service, it's clear jones and evans know how to get the party started. whether they know how to launch a lasting atheist mega church movement ult mayly depends upon non-believers choosing to believe. jennifer london, al jazeera, los
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angeles. >>. >> my lees is back with sports and new information about hazing. >> in the deep locker room culture for some fans has been startling what they have found out from the time allegations that richie incognito verbally threatened jonathan martin, fans began to learn some of the dark secrets a culture that involves accepted and sometimes encouraged acts of violence. joining me is cam cleveland, a 7-year veteran who experienced the violent side of hazing. appreciate you joining us tonight. >> thank you for having me on. >> as a rookie with the saints, you were forced to run the gauntl gauntlet. what exactly is a gauntlet? >> at that time, a right of package, carry pads or things
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that were basic there had been a tradition for a gauntlet. they woke us up about 1:00 o'clock in the morning and at the end of training camp, you always kind of celebrate your breaking camp the third floor was the rookie section. if you didn't want to go to the gauntlet, they found a way to get you out, trashed your room, opened doors, threw water, did what they could to get you out. then lined the hallway. it's about a 6 foot wide hallway, and each guy took a shot at you as you ran down this so-called gauntlet. now, they actually put a pillow case on your head and each guide just got the ever living stuff beat out of them. at the end of it, there was one of the players had been collecting coins all day and what he did was he whacked you somewhere on your body upside with a sack full of coins. and at that point, when i had gone through, third or fourth
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threw, got hit got hit across the head, fractured my eye socket. i lost vision in my eye, partial detand ret in, fractures nose. one of those situations where you would like to forget about it. at the time, it was kind of the norm. i wasn't just hurting the most. it was we had guys that went through a window, slit his artery open, hurt knees, broke noses. it was a pretty violent episode. you were a pretty big guy. why didn't you punch a guy nat face and say i am not doing this or at the least say coach, i don't want do go down this thing? you trust teammates as leaders. we are not stupid guys. these are supposedly our friends. sometimes friends do dum stuff. i was being initiated into this
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organization. thrn paying me revenue to play this game. and i wanted to be accepted into this group. and you do what you do. if your teammates are part of this, you know, maybe i thought at the time this is what it is, this is what the n.f.l. is supposed to be like, did i like it, no. >> and second-off, there were quite a few guys up there and i had a philosophy i treat people how i want to be treated. i didn't want to stoop to the level of fighting of all of that stuff. i wanted to get it over with and done and move on with my career. >> did you ever go to tour coaches about it? >> i really didn't have to go to the coaches because at the time, it got announced the next day, coach ditka found out about it. it took a pretty good media spin. so the n.f.l. investigated only a day on this. it was very small investigation, but it made quite a bit of awareness to a lot of different things that something like that
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type of violence was unacceptable. >> do you think the n.f.l. could ever rid the league of hazing? >> you know, i don't think you can ever rid society of hazing of some sort. i don't believe i probably have the best answer for it. it's something that's going to happen. there is a lot of alpha males in there. it's a violent, aggressive sport. there are rites of package, things that need to be done and teammates. you might see the n.f.l. get to the point like any other corporate atmosphere where you are going to have an hr department or you are going to have leaders built into your team that are going to be a lot more aware of this now and guys are going to not be afraid to talk to them or stand up or say, hey, maybe this is enough. and it may be this needed to be brought to light and should be done. >> clem cleveland, seven years in the n.f.l., plainlied with the saints as well as the rams and a short teammate of richie incognito. appreciate you sharing your experience. >> not a problem. >> jong, again, for fans to hear that, these are your teammates.
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you will have to go through this gauntlet of violence which included getting wiped upside the face with a sock full of coins. >> that's just tobac send onto a team. again, that's part of the dark corners of sports culture that a lot of fans didn't know about. >> they aren't familiar. i am sure they are not quite comfortable with it either. >> i think we will hear more, too. i have this feeling. fascinating interviewer. thanks, mike. kevin has weather right after this. >>.
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>> in pennsylvania, we saw lake-effect snow right in this region. doesn't look like much. believe it or not. it was over nine inches theres it is those temperatures for birmingham, 38 degrees. we have freeze warnings in effect all the way from texas, florida, and en into carolina. so that means temperatures are going to drop probably into the mid to low 20s for atlanta, forty degrees for low on thursday morning. friday, saturday, coming up to about 66 and rain showers are going to be the big problem as well as down towards miami, they are going to be down to 59 degrees overnight. you can sigh by the time we get towards the weekend, things will be a little more back to normal better conditions for most people. have a great evening, everyone.
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>> welcome to orbitalis. i am john seggen they willer for new york. the numbers in for president obama's affordable care act. 10 sick,000 signed up. >> that's about 20% of predictions. republicans say it's the best evidence yet obamacare is a failure. four marines were killed this morning in an accident at camp pendleton, california. it happened during what the military calls a range maintenance operation. the marines reportedly were working with explosives at the time of the incident. no further details were relea released. in pittsburgh, three students were shot outside a high school today. no one was seriously injured. police have taken six people in to custody


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