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and water turns to ice, in elsipogtog, they're digging in for the winter and preparing for the next round.
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>> the governor of georgia today says he is responsible for the grid lock that stranded thousands during the snow storm that cause add real mess. in the south, governor nathan deal also admits his state not adequately prepared and vows to prevent fit happening again. i am not going to look for state gov. i am the governor. the buck stops with me. i accept the responsible for it. and that's what the public can expect from our office.
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>> at this time, that would be a parking lot behind you. >> yeah, tony, good evening, and indeed, it's a nightmare on any day of the week, and of course the traffic behind me on i-75 north, outside of the major suburbs, would be wall-to-wall at the 6 p.m. hour. and that,, it has been get your car off the road and try to get your life back in order. and the politicians are still pointing a blame at each other. yet the governor made the deal coming out and saying he's going to take the blame for the whole situation past 48 hours. >> that's interesting, because he did suggest that he was willing to take that hit. but then he also placed a little blame at the feet of the
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emergency management system in the state, didn't he? >> idea. and charlie english is the head of the georgia department of emergency system here, and he came out, that guy came out in the press conference earlier in the day and said i made a terrible mistake. i did not alert the governor, and his team with warnings that the weather service put out at 3 a.m., and the governor claims that he did not find out about it until 9 a.m. and that was too late. but here are interesting anecdotes. turns out that the mayor and kasim reed were at a luncheon as the snow began to fall. the mayor of atlanta was receiving the georgian of the year by a local magazine. it was all hugs and smiles for the democrats that morning, and 15 minutes after the luncheon was over, at noon, when the snow start to come out, the mayor
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tweeted out, we are ready for the snow. and a lot of irony here. 6 million plus people asking, if you're so ready, what's going to happen the next time, mr. mayor and governor? >> robert in georgia, and good it see you. the justice department is seeking the death penalty against boston bombing september, dzhokhar tsarnaev. dzhokhar tsarnaev and remind us of the charges. >> the magnitude of the crime means that the death penalty has always been on the cards ever since it happened. and today we have a statement from eric holder, the attorney general, and we know that dzhokar tsarnaev is charged with building and planting two pressure cooker bombs. and of the 30 federal charges out there against hem, 17 of them carry the death penalty should he be found guilty, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill. the statement from the attorney general today was published this
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afternoon, and he said after considering the relevant facts, the notices made by the defendant's counsel, i have determined that the united states will seek the death penalty in this matter. the nature of the conduct and the issue resulting in harm compel for this decision. it's interesting to note that massachusetts does not have the death penalty so they must pursue it at the federal level. >> remind us of how this played out. >> april 18th, boston marathon, celebrated event, they have been doing it for 120 years almost. and 23,000 people were taking part. and two blasts at the finish line, we know them to be pressure cookers. and people were coming toward the finish lines to greet their loved ones, and in the end, three people died and 220 people
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were injured. dzhokar tsarnaev and his brother, tamerlan tsarnaev, who lived in the boston aware for years are the likely culprits. tamerlan tsarnaev died, and dzhokar tsarnaev was in a boat. he wrote on a piece of paper in the boat, he said that the reason for the bombs was to get back at the united states for killing muslims around the world >> so if they are going to go for the death penalty, how likely is tsarnaev likely to receive the death penalty if convicted? >> this is just the attorney general making a statement today. the federal authorities in this country reinstated the death penalty 25, 26 years ago, something like that. in that time, attorneys general have authored the authorities to
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pursue the death penalty in 500 cases. but of those 500, only three have been executed. and the last to be executed under these rules was 10 years ago. >> appreciate it. thank you. we're learning more tonight about what republicans may be thinking when it comes to immigration policy. they are circulating a blueprint of what they're suspecting at their annual retreat. libby casey is here, and i can't wait to hear this. what are the republicans considering in. >> well, tony, they're talking about a number of things. one, and most significantly, a legal status for people here in the country illegally. this is different than a pact way to citizenship, and republicans are emphasizing that. in order to be here legally, those people would go through a background check and pay fines, and they would have to approve they're proficient in english, and they wouldn't be relying on public assistance.
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other elements of their blueprint include a secure border, big talk for republicans, and workplace program and a pathway to citizenship for the dreamers. these are the young people who have been brought to the country by their parents, and they could work toward citizenship. we see this in the house republicans. they're the important group to watch because they're the ones that held up legislation that was able to get to the senate in 2013. >> if they're hammering out a deal, what's next. >> it's the republican talking about it. a lot of dismissention among the rank and file. and many republicans are concerned that this is not the time to tackle this very divisive issue. the primary for that is just a couple of months away and we're seeing some reactions to the draft now.
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siu, the powerful union that represents service employees has come out and said they find this seriously flawed but an important step forward. they have point out that the legal status, not the pathway to citizenship, would in their words, create a group of second class citizens. one of the members of the democratic leadership said that he's encouraged to see a first step. and you'll note, tony, that when president obama talked about immigration at the state of the union speech, he didn't go into specifics, and a lot of democrats said that gave republicans a little bit of room to put something on the table. >> thank you. president obama campaigned on fixing immigration in 2008, but the numbers say that he's on track to have more deportations than the bush administration. under president obama, more than 2 million people have been deported out of the united states.
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but those deportations have not stopped undocumented immigrants from coming here last year. there were an estimated 11.7 million living in the united states, and when the president promised to focus on deporting criminals, just 10% of the people deported in 2012 were convicted of a crime. and at the same time, agents have raided undocumented immigrants. there have been raids in bible study classes. and on the streets of new orleans. >> in november, people took their anger to the streets in cities across the country. [ yelling ] >> reporter: this protest cull mmculminated in a blockade.
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>> just behind me, another truck is trying to make it through the intersection and protesters have put themselves in front of it. >> reporter: the protesters believe that obama turned on what they call an immigration dragnet and he can turn it off. >> they just started their first arrests. [ chanting ] >> they're calling for obama to listen. >> joining me from washington d.c., he is the host of ali ali aljazeera's fault lines, and they can have these raids in
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places like bank robbery stores and bible classes, and is talk to us about this. >> it was blown up by officials, and what we found, it's the criminal alien removal initiative, and it was not known about until october of last year. it was released with some documents, when he was let out on a bond from immigration attention, they said that they had been picked up under the kerry initiative, but no one had herd of the kerry initiative. documents were forwarded by the georgia aclu office, and it goes back to may of 2012, and it lays out the kerry initiative, kerry is supposed to target high-profile criminals, so when they have specific intelligence that someone they believe it a high-profile criminal is in a
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grocery store, officials will raid it. but then they will detain everyone in the area from what we gather, that looks hispanic. so if i was in a grocery store in new orleans, i wouldn't be dapped but many people would be. they're brought over to the ice vehicle and handcuffed. and they said that's for the ice agent's safety. the biometrics are taken in. and if they pop with a criminal record, a deportation order or a parking ticket or traffic fine. almost anything, they are taken in by ice. if they don't, they are let go, and ice keeps a record of all of the victims that they let go. >> this criminal alien initiative, how did you get on to a this? >> we were working in new orleans where people were protesting ice in the streets,
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and a local lawyer, representing them in new orleans, showed us the documents, and we started to inquire with ice about it, and we got an official to talk to us off the record. and that's included in the fault line speech that you'll see. and we can not say his name or exactly what office he was with there, but he did give us some background on the way that the program works. for addition at documentation from the new orleans office, we have requested any additional emails from the new orleans office that talks about the fingerprints or boy biometrics,d i expect this is a story that we're going to stay on for a while. >> you mentioned ice a few times. and it says that this program is aimed at violent criminals, and what about those who have minor drug charges for example, or haven't committed any crime at all?
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will they get swept up in this at all? >> indeed they do, tony. the fact that they have a previous deportation order, which used to be civil, and not criminal, they would be swept up in it, and the fact that 2 dozen of them were arrested. and they chose to be arrested as an act of civil disobedience. i followed up with it to ask if it would make you a deportation priority. and they confirmed that yes, indeed. so if you have nothing else on your record, but having been arrested as an act of disobedience, that too will get you swept up in the kerry foreman. program. >> what we witnessed in new orleans is absolute desperation and anger in the streets. those couple of dozen people arrested were part of a much larger demonstration that took
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over the main avenues downtown in rush-hour traffic. they took it over for about three hours in november. there were hundreds of people there, roughly 2 dozen were arrested. and these are not activists, from what i can see. these are undocumented migrants caught between the hammer and the anvil of a broken immigration system, and nothing more than desperation, they had no choices left, they're in the streets protesting. >> terrific timing on this, josh. appreciate it. he is the cohost of aljazeera's fault lines program. and you can see more on america tonight with joie chen. that's at 9:00 eastern. and the entire program airs on friday. the u.s. is accusing syria today of using stalling tactics
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to delay destroying the chemical weapons stockpiles. nick schiffrin joins us from geneva, and how big of a concern is this chemical weapons report? >> bell, tony, it's a big concern. remember, the u.s. almost went to war with syria over its use of chemical weapons. and what the u.s. has been saying private over the last few weeks, they have made public now, their fear that assad is stalling. the big deadline, june 30th, when all of the chemical weapons are supposed to be destroyed. and president obama fears that if you get close to the june 30th deadline and the weapons are not destroyed, there will be a lot of pressure on him to launch a military strike. and he doesn't want that pressure.
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and that why you see the u.s. going public with this today, so far ahead of the june 30th deadline. >> today is the last round of talks between the syrian government and the opposition. has there been any progress? >> sadly no. the government still wants to talk about terrorism first, and the opposition still wants to talk about humanitarian access. and the two sides continue to talk past each other. and as we have been discussing the syrian people on the ground as the two sides are bickering, today we saw a little bit of alleviation. and that's outside of damascus, and thousands of people lining up to wait for u.n. food. literally 80 people have starved to death in this u.n. camp. and they got there to distribute food. and there's not enough food even for that camp. and as we have been discussing,
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there's not alleviation for the humanitarian crisis going on in the country because there's no access and the two sides aren't coming together here and giving that access. >> that is shameful. nick schiffrin for us in geneva. we have an update. a toddler buried alive after an airstrike in syria, she's said to be doing remarkably well. who can forget these images from last week. the 14-month-old girl being dugout. her mother died in the attack, and she had been buried at least they minutes before she was rescued, and today, there she is. the baby girl appears to be unscathed. a big controversy in utah when they took away the school lunches because the kids owed
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school lunch money. and helping convicts to get out of prison sooner. we'll explain.
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>> how about the turn around in stocks? the dow jumping, and strengthening the u.s. me. we like saying that. "real money's" ali velshi is with us tonight. and his foreman at the top of the hour here on aljazeera. are we just talking about 3rd quarter and 4th quarter gdp together? >> that's how you have to think about t you have to take them as a trend. the 4th quarter of 2013 ended up being strong, more than 3% growth. and that's the rate with which america was 3% bigger than it was a year ago at the same time. it's the broadest measure of everything out there. so we talk about unemployment and exports, and gdp. and that's all of that in one. b, the third quarter, the three
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months that ended in september were also pretty good. the fourth quarter was a little less. but when you look at the last quarter of 2013, it was the strongest half in ten years. so the top line, the economy looks really good. the problem is when you start digging into it? things stand out. >> so what stood out to you in this report? >> i tell you, two interesting points, these are both positives, and i'll leave out the negatives in a second. the positive is that consumer spending is strong. 3% in the last quarter, that was pretty strong, and our exports grew because we import, the biggest thing that america is importing is energy, and we're creating a lot more energy, so we're becoming an exportering nation, and those are two good signs about the economy. >> i can't wait for this. starting on monday, you kickoff your special for the middle class, and why don't you sent that up for us.
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>> the real feeling that the middle class is getting squeezed. and a good economy depends on the middle class, they pay taxes and keep the economy going, and starting monday, this is a year-long push. starting monday, i'm going to take an hour of my normal time, we're talking to normal families, and secretary, rice, and bob shiller, and suzie orman, and we're going to start digging deep into the problems of the middle class in this country. >> it's one of the best programs on television anywhere ali velshi here on aljazeera. the obama administration is trying to get low level drug offenders out of prison, and the justice department asked to help some drug prisoners prepare clemency petitions. last month, president obama
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commuted the sentences of eight people serving unduly harsh sentences. 20 states have legalized morn in some form. -- marijuana. california legalized it years ago, and with greater demand comes greater growing opportunities. illegal crops are in the spotlight. >> you can still see the remnants of an old grow. the green there. they're on the hunt for green. marijuana plants hidden, and on this day, they find it behind a black tarp. >> that guy's crop is behind that black tarp area. >> prop 215 legalized marijuana
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growing two decades ago, allowing farmers to grow with the doctor's recommendations, but some farmers are now twisting that law to fuel a lucrative trade, transforming the central valley into the largest supplier of domestic morn. >> how much does this go for? >> well, here in california, it will go from 800 to $1,000 a pound. all of this was scheduled to be mailed outside of the state. >> the marijuana fields have tripled in the last year. >> it's not like the marijuana of 10 years ago. the thc is much much higher. >> it has turned the green
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fields into battlefield. police say a teamer was shot to death trying to steal pot plants. >> it's like we're in our own prison. >> marijuana crimes have killed nine people since 2012. the county banned dispensaries last year, and this month, they banned marijuana growing altogether in unincorporated areas. >> you glide it up here. >> david uses cannibus to control his asthma, and he says that the move punishes patients. >> this ordinance is not to fix that. the large grows are already illegal. and what they have is enforcement problems. >> the ban continues as authorities struggle to control the booming trade. 600 marijuana fields were counted in fresno last year, and less than a third were
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eradicated. fresno, california the. >> early this morning, a fire started in a home in kentucky. by the time the firefighters put it out, a mother and eight children were dead. and also, ukraine has seen weeks of protests as you know. the resignation of its prime minister and talk of civil war, and today the country's president went on sick leave.
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>> welcome back to aljazeera. here are the top stories. prosecutors will seek the death penalty against suspected marathon bomber, dzhokhar tsarnaev. the last last april killed three and wounded 260. the governor of georgia took
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responsibility for the gridlock in the south. thousands of cars were abandoned in the highways during the storm. the u.s. is accusing syria of delaying destroying it's chemical weapons stockpiles or purpose. less than 5% of the weapons have been turned over. the white house is talking about imposing sanctions on the ukraine. this comes as the country's president is taking sick leave to deal with a respiratory illness and high fever. but the opposition isn't buying it. jennifer glass is in kiev, and maybe this points out just how much pressure this government is actually under at this point. >> reporter: i think it does, tony, but the opposition has
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harsh word for the president. whether he's on sick leave or not, he's responsible for what happens in his country. there's a terrible history of soviet leaders who take sick leave when they don't want unpopular decisions carried out. and that's a lot of concern in the country as they wonder what the president is really up to. before he took sick leave, he failed to sign the two pieces of paper for the conciliatory act. so the draconian measures, freedom of speech and expression, those are still in effect, and the amnesty for those arrested during the two months of protest were not signed. and that's not what the opposition wanted. they are saying it's a hostage situation, trying to get their followers off of streets and out of buildings before the people
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can be released. more than 230 people have been detained. and in the last two months, 46 are still in prison right now, so it's a intense situation. >> speaking of the government, we mentioned that the prime minister has resigned. and now the president is on sick leave. is there a bit of a power vacuum in place now in kiev? >> well, i think that people believe that things have always been happening behind the scenes, and that president yanokovych is trying to give himself some cover. prim prime doesn't have to declare the government for 60 days, so things can trend along here with ministers the way they are. the parliament is not in session right now, and it's not scheduled to go into session until next week again. i have think that the protesters are trying to wait it out. the president ignores them for
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two months, and a few quick concessions and he's on sick leave. >> thank you. russia says that he has identified the suicide bombers who killed 45 people in back-to-back attacks last month. the news comes days before the start of the winter olympics in sochi. >> well, the news of the arrests is certainly a bet of good news for russian authorities, and good news for the russian olympic officials. the deteriorating security condition has dominated the lead out to security. and now the russians are saying that they have formally identified the two men that carried out the bombings in volgograd, we initially thought they were women suicide bombers, and they have identified and arrested two accomplices, two
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brothers who were involved with transporting the bombers to volgograd. and they may have found the location of the safe house where it's presumed that the bombers were operating from. it's thought that they had accommodation in the city where they were armed up, and their logistic support was provided for. so very good news on the day that has seen the first of the 2,000 olympic athletes from more than 90 countries arriving at the games in sochi. >> reporting now from moscow. nearly 1/5 of the nation's nuclear force has been emicated in a cheating scandal. they have been suspended from their duties for allegedly cheating on the proficiency tests. suffering from fear.
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initially just 17 officers were believed to be involved in the scandal and that proficiency test makes sure that they know how to maintain and launch nuclear missiles. the senate is set to vote on a farm bill that is two years in the making. it cuts aid by a fraction of what the republicans wanted. but it has serious implications for the people who rely on the help. >> reporter: a full fridge is a luxury for 2-year-ol 22-year-d caitlin. she lives with her parents and is looking for a job. >> since i don't have any experience in that field, it's hard to find a job because they want someone with experience. >> so for the first time, swain is applying for food stamps, the
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supplemental food assistance program. historically it's the children and elderly that made up the bulk, but that changed after the 2002 recession, and now the majority are adults, 16-60. >> there are more people working getting food stamps, and more people of prime earning years, in their 20s and 30s on food stamps. >> economists say that the economy and loss of jobs have pushed people into low wage work. an analysis by the university of kentucky said that the medium incomes is down to 1999 levels. >> you're not going to be paid as much as you were 20 years ago. >> in another shift, more americans with some college train regular using food stamps. they head almost one-third of it food stamp household.
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she has been using food stamps since she lost her job waiting tables six months ago. >> it's very humbling to come here. >> she's waiting to hear back from a job now, and she's hoping to stand on her own feet again. aljazeera, dallas. >> a small kentucky count is remembering nine members of the same family, including eight children, who died in a house fire. it started because of a heater in a bedroom west of louisville. only the father and his 11-year-old daughter escaped. jonathan martin is live at the scene of the father. and this is a miserable story. so sad. what more can you tell us? >> it's just a horrible story.
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two survivors, the father is in critical condition, and the daughter is in stable condition. they were airlifted there benefit the fire. and from all accounts, the father did everything that he could to go back in and try to save his family. >> rickey saw smoke from a mile away and quickly realized that the home was on fire. and the family of 11 was in danger. >> rickey says that he ran to help but couldn't get close to the home. the fire quickly ripped through the wood framed home in the western kentucky's coal country. it killed nicki watson and aircraft of her children. ranging from 4 to 1. >> we have about cried all week cry and suffered all we can suffer. we don't know how much we can take. all of those little kids. played in the yard. every time you go by, they're playing in the yard. >> the father, chad watson, and
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chad's 11-year-old daughter, were the only ones that could escape. they got out just as help arrived. >> the first responders were down the street, the mother and dad had 9 children, and so they were looking for 11 people in the house. >> the investigators said that it started accidentally, not electric heat enter a bedroom. overnight the temperatures dropped into the single digits. >> i could not deal with this. this is a bad situation, and i hate to see things like this. >> now this small, close community must pull together to heal from an unspeakable tragedy. >> just like any other family, the best people, never had a bad thing to say about nothing. they didn't have any money to speak of much, but you know they had each other. you know? and that's all that counts, really. >> that really is what matters,
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and now, tony, unfortunately, situations like this have become way too mo common here in kentu. in just over a year, there have been three deadly fires where five or more people have been killed. and this is just adding to that. and it's an awful story. too awful to put into words. >> it just breaks your heart. thank you. >> an italian court has found amanda knox guilty of murder. and her boyfriend also found guilty in the murder of merideth kercher. knox has received the news at home in seat and wil seattle ans that it's unjust and she's frightened and saddened. her attorney said that they will appeal. new charges in the october murder of a massachusetts high
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school teacher. that story and other news across the country. >> thanks, tony. in massachusetts, a 15-year-old accused of killing a high school math teacher pleaded not guilty to raping her. phillip pleaded not guilty to rape and murder charges in the october death of colleen fitser. last week, they said that he killed and raped her after he asked her to stay to help him. a police officer will not face charges for the shooting death of a man he mistook for a burglar. he was in the garage holding a gun. the grand jury decided not to indict the officer. in utah, the salt lake city school district is apologizing after 32 elementary school
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students had their lunches taken away and thrown out because money was owed on their cafeteria accounts. the district is investigating. the parents say they were not notified and the students were humiliated by the abses. abs -- axes. in pittsburgh, an employee was arrested at mcdonald's for selling heroin at a drive-through window. the customers made a special request for a happy meal toy, and they would put heroin in the box f he. >> police arrested 81 people for prostitution and dealing cocaine in the week leading up to the super bowl. and an 11 month investigation found that the group had prostitutes deliver cocaine to clients, they called it a party
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pack. the ring tested potential clients in new york ten days ahead of the super bowl. >> it happens in every city. you could do the same sting operation in every city that hosts the super bowl. >> every time. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. yes, you might think if you had season tickets for the broncos or the seahawks, you would have tickets for the super bowl, but you would be wrong. some that hit the jackpot are crying foul. >> now, the odds of winning the lottery, whether you're a season ticket holder for denver or seattle are slim, but how many is a secret. and it's the fuzzy math that's irritating fans in both cities. here's the deal, the broncos and the seahawks each got 17 and a
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half percent of the tickets to the game. and they're not saying how many went into the lotteries and how many went to a company called prime sport, which is selling paged trips to the super bowl. the fans would didn't win the plotry are reporting a link, and for $555 a per, you get a ticket, and a hotel and flight anthe winners were not happy because it turns out that the seats are the cheap seats, up at the top of met life stadium in new jersey. the broncos and seahawk fans were not the only ones. a new jersey fan sued the nfl and said that it's unfair to the public. >> the super bowl will cap off
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the season, it has drawn a lot of attention to concussions on football. and the focus is mostly on player to mayor. player and soms the ground is the problem. and that's coming up. much of china's internet traffic ended up at a small building in southeast wyoming. we'll look at how it got there and why.
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>> the most prevailing story of this football season was concussions, with several thousand players, and the new information about long-term affects on head injuries. so michael is here with a new angle to the story that we have discussed. >> the game is violent as it
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is, but when you think about it, the most prevalent injuries to the players come from an opposing player. but the danger on the football field, especially as it relates to head injuries. they recently discovered eye-opening information linked to the playing surface and concussions in the nfl. >> there are co concussions tht can come from the player's head hitting the surface. and one of the things that i found out, it's mandated by the league that all of the surfaces are tested. you have a measure. called g max, and it's essentially the hardiness of the field. so before each game, at various locations on the field, the field manager measures the
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hardness, the g max of the field. and while it's not necessarily the short-term for the day, things can be done to affect the hardiness of the field. so there's never going to be a day that we have standardized surfaces, and the league is moving to safety on all surfaces. >> how the nfl is using information relative to playing surfaces in their future concussion guidelines and protocols. i'm sure that the fans are wondering. >> it's supposed to feel like old rubber tires, but it's going to be cold. and it will be on concrete. >> an emotional ruin job between a man who was going to commit suicide and the stranger who talked him out of it went with the search for mike.
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>> tony benjamin was 20 years old when he was diagnosed with a combination of schizophrenia and depression, and he couldn't take anymore. and six years ago, he went to the waterloo bridge in london and a stranger talked him out of it. fast forward to 2014, and johnny set out to find the person with social media. he used the hashtag, find mike, and turns out that the good samaritan is neil. take a look. >> we sat down, and we were talking, and everything came back to me. standing there on that bridge, and there he is in front of me,
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and it's just overwhelming. >> johnny is a health campaigner, and he has a youtube video of what it's like to have schizophrenia. roger wrote, been there before. good people like neil are the reason i'm still on this mortal coil and keep it trucking. pay it forward. and this: >> that's terrific. >> if you want any of the links, you can follow me on twitter and check them out. >> what are you up to, about 50,000 followers? >> . >>followers? >> . >> high an wyoming i.
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cheyenne, wyoming is half the world away from china. >> wyoming is free and lots of open space. >> reports of a chinese internet invasion into the cowboy state had folks going around in circles. hundreds of millions of internet searches originating in china, somehow blew into cheyenne and appeared to dead end here at this sleepy cottage. >> hi, are you carol some. >> of the mysterious house. >> the house is actually a marketing firm. executive, kara eastwood baldwin, let us poke around on the lookout for any connection to china. >> it's a quirky wrinkle of how that information flows around the world and how it ended up here. >> to investigate for us, the deputy clerk checked the
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ownership back to 1883. >> there's nothing unusual about it. >> nothing illegal? >> not that i can see. >> the answer was not here, but it was a clue. wyoming corporate services, which once was out of the cottage, is blocks away. it's a registered agent for 18 companies, including sofidia. they have the same mailing address as the cottage. it's a cyber mess to be sure, but an asian take over? is there any chance that china could be hacking into the united states through this little town. >> it's the chinese government. and i have no idea what they're able to do. >> reporter: so how did the internet of the world's most populated country get shut down by the least populated? a company that monitors website
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performance said it's interesting how quiet everything was outside of china, but the chinese population went mad. not so much in cheyenne, where a wide-open attitude and wide open wednesday policies are attractive to corporations. one thing we did learn, if anyone tried to invade american sebber cyberspace, don't mess wh wyoming. >> you'll never be found. let's put it that way. >> around here, folks are not likely to forget the day that the far east collided with the wild west. >> and the ivory coast, clashes between farmers and elephants have led it a massive relocation effort. the project relocation forest elephants to the park. elephants are tranquilized and
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loaded on trucks for the move. conservationists estimate that only a few hundred of these elephants are hest in the ivory coast. when we come back, an update on the stories, and then it's "real money" with ali velshi. >> the u.s. economy had the best both in a decade. that gave investors something to celebrate. and plus, a look at ben bernanke's last day of punching the clock at the federal reserve. and in google glass we trust. why one man is an evangelist for technology.
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>> this is ali velshi, and today's top stories. georgia's governor deal, spoke about the chaos about the winter storm that hit his state this
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week and the gridlock and the chaos created by the storm. the national guard has been helping drivers return to the thousands of cars abandoned on the highways during the storm. dzhokhar tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted. today the attorney general, eric holder, announced that prosecutors will seek to have tsarnaev executed. the blast last april killed three and wounded more than 200 people. syria has turned only 5% of its chemical weapons. the u.s. has accused them of not destroying them on purpose. a mother and her eight children were killed today in a small rural town in kentucky. the father and one daughter were able to get out and they are in the hospital in stable condition. the investigators say that the fire started in a heater. the airforce said today that
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92 members of the u.s. missile force has been found in a cheating scandal. "real money" with ali velshi is next. >> another strong sign that america's economic recovery is for real. and it's the biggest sign of all. but i'll talk to a guy who sayst in the clear justiest. and could obamacare close the haves and the have notes? i'm ali velshi, and this is "real money."

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