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>> the violence has continued just a couple of miles from here >> just a short while ago we heard a large air strike very close by... >> people here are worried that this already serious situation may escalate. >> for continuing coverage of the israeli - palestinian conflict, stay with al jazeera america your global news leader. >> a buildup on the border as the civilian death toll rises on both sides. israel vowing to punish hamas, telling civilians to evacuate now. >> it happened at the border. they are entitled to due process but will not be welcomed to this country with open arms. >> tough talk from the white house.
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president obama's noon fix the crisis facing competition in cries. we'll speak live with a texas congressman. >> video of the boston marathon bombing suspect. what he was doing the day after the deadly attack while police and federal agents were closing in. >> neither one of us like it. we both want to be together. >> they've been married for 33 years, now forced to separate. it's all because of a loophole in health care coverage. >> rockets fired from gaza into israel as a diplomatic effort fails. israel's prime minister said hamas will pay. good morning and welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm bell cat. the bombings resuming this morning, strehl war planes carrying out dozens of strikes targeting the homes of four senior hamas lead jeers israel
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officials warn residents near gaza's northern border to evacuate. the death toll in gaza has climbed to 208 people and israel has suffered its first death in this conflict, mortar fire killing a man distributing food to israel soldiers. >> coverage begins with nick schiffron in gaza this morning. that truce seems like a very distant memory. >> it's been a very difficult evening overnight and also morning, and there are actually booms in the background, you may not be able to hear them. what we've heard in the last few hours are israel apaches flying up and down the coast half a mile from me. we also heard a heavy machine gunfire and heavy caliber fire by the israelis. this diplomatic pros we are talking about is continuing behind the scenes, but right now, clearly having no effect. >> hamas and see leaders might have gone underground, but their homes are in full view. this morning, they're rubble.
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israel vowed to punish hamas for not accepting the ceasefire. this is that punishment. the first time that israel has destroyed political leaders' homes. across gaza, it was a long and bloody night. another target, this car. the israel military said it struck senior fighters, but the strikes are in the middle of residential neighborhoods. residents of gaza are now fleeing their own homes. israel told them to. this morning, thousands sleep on the floors of u.n. schools. israel is using tanks firing into gaza. >> hamas leaves us no choice but to expand and intensify the campaign against it. >> palestinian fighters can still launch a barrage of rockets. every day, prop began at a video trying to prove their
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resilience, they city rockets are their only means of defense. >> the attack against ma'am mass and palestinians and hamas is defending its own people. >> those rockets are flying all the way to tel aviv. this morning, symbolizing the modern state, the city awoke to silence. the dome intercepted the rockets and violence continues during the time there was supposed to be a ceasefire. >> tomorrow, the palestinian president will meet egyptian president sisi. it will be much more difficult to find ceasefire than in previous conflicts. >> you raise the question is diplomacy all but dead at this point? >> no, it is not dead.
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u.s. officials involved in this diplomacy tell me it's not dead, they are still working on it and still waiting for one crucial response, the political leadership of hamas, the same people who israel bombed their homes overnight still have not responded officially to this ceasefire, so when they do, that will be the next step, but no one believes that this diplomacy is dead, even though the rockets are still flying from here to gaza and bombardment into residential neighborhood continues. >> nick, thank you very much. >> by the way, this is footage of israel's iron dome defense system in action, shooting down 20 of 125 rockets fired from gaza on tuesday. the billion dollars anti missile defense system widely credited with stopping more than a thousand rocket attacks from hamas over the past week. >> we'll have a live report from jerusalem on what the government is saying this morning now that
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an israeli has died. next we'll head to florida where an israel teen beaten by police is headed home. let's go now randall pinkston in washington this morning. what is the u.s. saying now about the situation between israel and gaza? >> good morning. the white house is saying that hamas missed an opportunity when it turned down egypt's proposed ceasefire. for now, the white house is not expected to call on israel to scale back its military operations, which according to palestinian officials now have caused more than 200 deaths. >> as we have said many times, the firing of rockets from gaza at innocent civilians in israel is completely unacceptable. israel and israel's leaders are certainly entitled to take the kinds of actions necessary to keep their citizens safe. >> at this point, there's no sign that anyone from the u.s.,
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including secretary of state john kerry will be head to go israel. for one thing, israel has not invited kerry's good office to say try to intervene as this crisis continues. >> let's turn now to the other big issue on the president's plate. president obama's $3.7 billion emergency plan now facing competition in congress. what's happening today on capitol hill? >> first, let's talk about what's going on in the house. homeland security will hear from experts on the border crisis, an economist, social service agency providing assistance to unaccompanied minors. there are two legislative proposals on the table, one from john mccain and jeff flake, another bipartisan proposal, plus of course as you mentioned, president obama's $3.7 billion request for emergency funds. >> a day after the u.s. deport add plane load of women and children back to honduras, blunt messages from the white house
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for others thinking of entering the country illegally. >> if apprehended at the border, they are entitled to due pros, but will not be welcomed to this country with open arms. >> we are sending family units back to central america, the message is we will send you back. >> before they reach the u.s. from central america, many crossed through mexico by way of a decrepit train known as the beast. security will be tightened along the southern border in guatemala by cracking down on crime and improving intelligence with neighboring countries to help stem the tide of unaccompanied minors flooding into the united states. the senate will hear a bill of speeding up the process to send those children back home. >> this is a roadmap toward a solution. it's maybe not the roadmap. if somebody's got a better idea, we're willing to listen to it. >> some have made up their mind even before reading the bill.
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>> from all the reports i've gotten on legislation, the answer from me is no, i won't support it. >> republicans aren't supporting the $3.7 billion in emergency spending the president wants congress to provide to deal with the crisis. >> what i will not do is to vote for a check for the president for something that would not solve the problem. this problem is growing and the backlash associated with it is growing, too. >> meanwhile, there's a growing divide spreading across american cities asked to house some of the children. from michigan. >> i love these people and have compassion for them, but we do not need them here taking our services, our money. >> to arizona. >> it makes you want to cry when i see how much fear these people here are mongering among the citizens. i have very good friends that are very afraid of these children. it's just unreasonable. >> one point of contention, a
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major point of contention is whether a 2008 law which protects unaccompanied minors should be changed. most republicans want to tie any additional funding for the obama administration to modify that legislation so that children can be deported more quickly. president obama has said that he is open to amending the bill, but he's getting some push back from some very powerful democrats who point out that the legislation passed was bipartisan, signed by president bush and intended to protect children and those democrats, including senate majority leader harry reid are saying they will not modify it. some internal divisions on both sides here. >> randall, thank you. >> immigration rights activists jose antonio vargas is free this morning after detained tuesday at an airport in mcallen texas. >> i'm actually an undocumented immigrant. >> vargas was held for several hours by the border patrol and given notice to appear before an immigration judge. vargas is a pulitzer prize
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winning journalist who came to the u.s. from the philippines as a child without his family in 1993. >> we invite you to stay with us. coming up, we'll talk to a republican congressman about the prospects for that immigration deal in congress. >> the debate continues this morning for hillary clinton, the former secretary of state appearing on comedy central's the daily show with jun with jot last night. >> do you like commuting to work or do you like the home office? >> i spent so many years commuting, i prefer a home office. that's where i wrote my book. it was on the floor of our house, so that worked. >> do you have a favorite shape for that home office? [ laughter ] >> do you like that office? let's say, would you like that office -- would you like to have corners or not to have corners, i don't know?
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>> you know, i think that the world is so complicated, the fewer corners that you can have -- >> let's say she wouldn't be cornered. the former first lady and senator promoting her new book "hard choices." we'll have more in our 8:00 hour. >> closing statements begin in the trial for the friend of the accused boston marathon bombers. this is new video just released, shows dzhokar tsarnaev as we've never seen him before. >> this is the first time we've seen video of him taken the day after the bombings. you can see him back on his college campus, headed for a workout with his friend. that friend now awaits his fate in a boston courtroom. one day after the deadly boston marathon attack last year, the city was still on lockdown. lives had been lost, many more were changed forever.
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here, one of the accused boston bombers goes to the gym. that's dzhokar tsarnaev in the lighter colored shirt. his friend in the darker sweatshirt is now on trial. the u.s. attorney's office released this video on the final day of testimony. after their workout, you can see the two so you didn'ter out, tsarnaev smiling. he claims he knew nothing about tsarnaev's role in the bombings. he was likened to tom brady and his former teammate, accused killer aaron hernandez. >> aaron hernandez spent a lot of time with tom brady. he did, right? did you think aaron hernandez ever had conversations with tom brady about what he potentially was doing? >> two other friends are charged with going into tsarnaev's dorm room, removing his laptop, and
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materials used for palm making. the f.b.i. released pictures of the tsarnaev brothers and suspects. the attorney claimed it was another friend who removed the items. he hopes jurors base their verdict on facts and not emotion. >> he was 13 charged. if convicted, he faces 20 years in prison. tsarnaev's lawyers are still push to go move the trial outside of massachusetts. they have until august 7 to file additional materials to support their argument for that venue change. >> church officials are now calling on the archbishop of minneapolis to resign. a scathing report accuses him of inappropriate sexual relationships and protecting pedophile priests. the affidavit was filed by the church's former chancellor who quit last year when the allegations first surfaced. >> there are new allegations in
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the case against general motors. according to documents obtained by "the new york times," g.m. refusing to acknowledge defects in at least three fatal car crashes, despite knowing for years that many of the cars suffered from a faulty ignition switch. that part has now been linked to 13 deaths. >> syrian president bashar al assad sworn in for a new term today. >> a lot of people won't see it. the secretive process taking place while his country's civil war rages on. >> a glitch in their golden years, why one couple, married for over 30 years is being forced to eliminate some of their life because of a coverage gap in health care. >> we call it a hurricane, they call it a typhoon, either way, it is ripping apart parts of the philippines right now. >> today's big number, $2.8 billion, that is a huge gift from a billionaire. we'll tell you who it is that gave the money and where it's
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going, when we come back.
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>> warren buffet, known for
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making huge and generous donations is the subject of today's big number, $2.8 billion. >> it is the number he has given to charity this year and tops the $2.6 billion he donated last year. buffet is giving $2.1 billion to the bill and melinda gates foundation. >> also giving to the buffet organization named after his wife. >> in just a few minute, we'll introduce you to a couple married for 30 years, forced to live apart because of a major gap in their medical insurance. >> first, we go to dave warren right now with a check of today's weather. good morning, dave. >> not quite as severe as yesterday. a little break from that severe weather, the strong storms are clearing out, had a lot of flooding yesterday, along with wind damage. a lot of reports coming in across the tristate area, showing that we had the wind damage and flash flooding as this very heavy rain came down
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across the area. a number of reports have come in. three to six inches of rain yesterday over the same area from philadelphia all the way up to northern new jersey, but that front is clearing out, the rain is clearing out, so calmer weather will be moving in, just a little cooler and drier. >> a little cooler and drier not bad right now. >> not all bad. >> calm is definitely a good thing. >> syrian president bashar al assad is starting his third term today, sworn in for another seven years. after a victory last month many dismissed as a sham, he clinched more than 88% of the vote. for more, we're in beirut. what do we hear from president assad today? >> basically, he addressed his support base, those who fought along him and for him. he told them you chose the right side and we did it. he wanted to make sure that everyone knows he has won after three years and three months, as he said of fighting the opposition forces. he is still there and for him
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it's a big win and that's what he was telling his supporters. he also addressed his force if the region that despite all the support they gave to the opposition forces inside syria, which he dismissed as terrorists and stooges, they also failed. he questioned their sincerity in trying to bring democracy to syria. he said how come you are so supportive of the sir jeb opposition but when it comes to the people in gaza, you are not as support geneva with the president going to be in office for another seven years, does that mean that the fighting there continues, that there is no chance it will subside, this civil war? >> the fighting will probably continue. he made it clear today, he said he will continue this fight against what he calls the terrorists, but he did say and he made it clear for his supporters that he believes that they have passed through the difficult stages, that construction is going to start by the end of the year, that he is going to work toward
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reconciliation. he said he will not accept syria's second largest city, aleppo will stay in such a state of no stability, he's going to bring stability back to aleppo. he seemed confident and wanted to say that he is more optimistic that everything in syria is under control and things will improve. >> thank you. >> at least one high profile republican disagrees with the idea of impeaching president obama. former vice president dick cheney is countering sarah palin's suggestion, saying he thinks obama is the worst president of his lifetime and "i think he's doing a lot of things wrong. i'm glad to see house republicans are challenging him, at least legally at this point, but i think that gets to be a bit of a distraction just like the impeach of bill clinton did." >> a house advisor won't be going before the committee today to testify to make sure that administration officials weren't
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engaging in political activity while on government property. the white house has called that subpoena unhelpful. >> short term interest rates aren't likely to go up soon, janet yellen appeared to deliver the feds semi annual report to congress. she said for now the low rates will stay in place as the fed works to boost the labor market. >> as the economy continues to improve, the recovery is not yet complete. even with the recent declines, the unemployment rate remains above the federal open market committee, participate a.m.s estimates of its longer run normal level. >> yellen saying the feds month bond purchases will likely come to an end in october. >> they were once rivals in the personal computer wars, now teaming up to cash in together. apple and i.b.m. announcing a partnership to create apps and software. the programs will be used
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exclusively on iphones and ipads and sold to corporate customers. the first will be released this fall. >> the affordable care act now six months old, more than half of the country has expanded medicaid, but there are 24 states out there that don't offer help for low income families, forcing some people to take drastic measures just to keep insurance. robert ray is in atlanta. you talked to a couple in tennessee and it is safe to say that they have fallen through the cracks. >> del, good morning. indeed, they have fallen through the cracks. we've heard the stories of health care gops in certain states because of the affordable care act and medicare, the lack of medicare expansion. this one couple is going through an extraordinary circumstance. here's their story. >> larry and linda drain have been in love for over 33 years, but now, they are separated and forced to live apart, all in the
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name of health care. >> i don't like it a bit, neither one of us do. we both want to be together. >> linda, who has life threatening epilepsy has been living in local shelters. >> i hope you will pray for us. >> their coverage problems started when larry with his own medical problems at age 62 opted for an early social security payout last year. >> shortly after i started getting retirement, social security called us in and explained to us that we made way too much money. >> they fall into a coverage gap, because as a couple, their income is too high to qualify for tennessee public insurance programs and too low to qualify for federal subsidies under obamacare. combined, they make about $21,000. their separation now allows them to keep the care they need. >> if tennessee had expanded medicaid, then the wife would have continued to be eligible for health insurance, regardless
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of whether they lived together or apart. >> in a statement to aljazeera, the tennessee's governor's office wrote, governor haslem believes more people having access to health care is a good thing but you have to control costs and provide better outcomes. this coverage gap affects residents in 24 states that either did not expand medicaid or are still discussing the issue. so far, only two southern states have opted for the obamacare expansion. >> why have so many southern states decided not to expand medicaid? >> well part has to do with the politics of the situation, the south is obviously a hotbed of opposition to the obama administration. >> politics and policy ever taken an emotional toll on the drains. every day for the last five weeks, larry has written a letter asking tennessee's governor for help. his message. >> you have a chance to do good. you have a chance to help a whole lot of people, a whole lot of people who have nowhere else to turn.
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>> they fear they may spend their golden years facing a major dilemma, stay apart and keep the insurance provided needed for medications or stay together and risk losing coverage and the medications that doctors say are keeping linda alive. >> i can't let her die. whatever else has to happen, i can't let her die. you know, whatever it takes, i can't let her die. the law doesn't protect us, the law attacks us. >> an uncertain future for this couple and thousands of americans who are falling through the gap. >> del, remarkable story and amazing to think that it's a life and death situation for the drain family because of partisan politics. >> sad to say the very least. what are other states who don't offer medicate expansion and are they seeing similar coverage gaps? >> well, the two states in the south that have decided to
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expand medicate are arkansas and kentucky. most of the south, beyond arkansas and kentucky have decided not to. that is based upon a medicaid expansion by the supreme court. they decided to give it the option to the states. the authors of the affordable care act were not anticipating the situation, so confusing at best is the way to describe it. for folks like that who have fallen through the cracks, there really is no way out unless the states decide to expand medicaid or in the drains' life, if social security laws rewritten. >> robert, thank you very much. >> israel promise to go. hamas as more and more rockets cross the border from gaza. >> we'll go live to jerusalem to check the mood there now that the first israeli has died because of this conflict. >> we'll have an interview with allegations that a country used
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bribery to win rights to the event eight years from now. >> the number of americans not doing enough to get themselves fit, one of the stories making headlines today.
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>> 200 days, that's how long three of our aljazeera colleagues have spent in an egyptian prison. vigils are going to be held around the word in a couple of hours. charges, all of us at aljazeera reject, last month, two were given seven years each in prison, the third receiving 10 years. aljazeera continues to demand our fellow journalists be released. you can lend your voice to that call by tweeting #freeajstaff. >> there are allegations of bribes to get the world cup. >> the state approved hefty fines for washing cars and
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watering lawns in california. >> coming up, a closer look at the lawsuit against the president. can it go anywhere or is it just a political stunt by the house speaker john boehner? >> first, israel now warning gaza residents get out this morning. dozens of air strikes overnight targeting the homes of six senior hamas leaders. the death toll in gaza climb to go 208, israel suffering its first death in the conflict. mortar fire for a man handing out food to israel soldiers. israel's cabinet holding a couple of meetings overnight. has anything come out over that? >> what's come out of that is a statement by the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu overnight, the last statement we've had from him. in that, of course, he was very strong on hamas. he said that israel would take
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strong action against hamas, that hamas would pay for refuse to go accept the ceasefire offer from israel and that israel would broaden and intensify its campaign against the gaza strip. that's what we have seen in the last 12 hours. we've had 57 israeli air strikes on the gaza strip. that's a very heavy overnight bombardment and we've seen 40 rockets fired from fighters in gaza toward israel. just reminding our viewers of course that you can equate the fire power with -- you can't equate the fire power of hamas with the fire power from israel. >> is there a possibility of a ground offensive by israel? >> at this stage, it's really difficult to know. on one hand, we've got the israel government calling up
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40,000 reservives. it's coming out with rhetoric like we will broaden and we will intensify this campaign, but on the other hand, it would seem that the israel government would be very reluctant to actually take that step to put troops on the ground inside gaza. that's exactly what we saw in 2012. the campaign went on for days. we had a lot of action on both sides, but in the end, the israel government, the israel military didn't want to commit troops inside gaza, because that would lead to a very messy situation. you'd really end up with real guerilla warfare. to try to get israel troops in there, you'd end up with a huge loss of life on both sites, a lot of civilians would be killed. on the other hand, we've got the ceasefire option. we heard that israel said that hamas had rejected it. we would expect diplomacy over the next couple of days to try
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to get that back on the table, but at this stage, there's no signs of it. >> live in jerusalem this morning, nicole, thank you very much with that we turn to dan, the former deputy chief of the israel embassy in washington and now a senior fellow at the brookings institution. thanks for being with us this morning. israeli prime bennett fired the deputy defense minister, then criticized netanyahu for agreeing to the ceasefire proposal. he said accept that go ceasefire is a slap in the face of israelis, especially those who live in the south. >> there's a fierce debate within the israeli cabinet whether to accept the ceasefire or not. there was a majority in favor of the ceasefire headed by prime minister be benjamin netanyahu. there are elements within the cabinet who went and after a decision was accepted democratically, went out against
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it. that's the reason why the minister was fired. >> it seems that the same deep bait is happening on the other side of the border, the military wing of hamas saying on line that egypt's peace proposal is not worth the ink it was written on and that that the battle with the enemy continues. do you think that the ceasefire brokered with egyptian was actually brokered in good faith. >> i believe so and egypt has been acting in good faith for the last several rounds of violence between israel and hamas. back in 2008, 2009, 2012, egypt was a fair and honest broker accepted by both sides. this ceasefire proposal was accepted, but supported by the united states government, by the european union, by the arab league. hamas is the odd man out in this unacceptance of the ceasefire. >> bell, it appears that the hardliners on both sides are wing, the fighting continues, but so far, the vast majority of those who have died are civilians. are you concerned that we could
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possibly be looking at a new generation of hate that is coming into being? >> well, first of all, this is very unfortunate. hamas is controlling the gaza strip using terrorist methods, suppressing it's own population and continuing with this -- >> let's take the politics out of that argument just for a second, because realistically, does it matter whether you are israeli or palestinian when a bomb drops on your home and kills a loved one, with you worried as a person of israeli descent. >>ish descent that you could see more hate fomented? >> there have been attempts made to settle this conflict, secretary john kerry's efforts did not succeed. hopefully after this cycle of
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violence will be over in the short term, in the medium and long material, we can all go back, israelis a understand palestinians to the peace table and try to find a solution to this. obviously generations are growing up on hatred, that is not a good thing. you would want to eliminate that, of course. >> thank you for being with us this morning. >> at least 10 people are dead as a powerful typhoon churns across the philippines. the typhoon cut a path just south of manila wednesday. the storm toppled trees and power lines, causing widespread blackouts. 150,000 people have been evacuated. >> we've had pretty wild weather in the states overnight. >> meteorologist dave warren has a look at the forecast. that's pretty unstable weather. >> yes. we're watching this typhoon closely here. what happened is it intensified rapidly before making landfall and continues to cut a path across the philippines and moving over the south china sea.
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could be one of the strongest storms to go over ma flail as the eye wall moves there. the storm intensified and will continue to reintensify as it goes back over water here, affecting vietnam and china by this weekend. it's going over very warm water again and a light wind, not a lot of change in wind direction. that will allow the storm to reintensify. the wind could easily climb back over 100-110 miles an hour. >> high pressure in the western united states is the big problem. it's the lack of weather that's the big problem here. fire weather is a problem in the northwest, this is around oregon, many wildfires, the air extremely dry. that wind picks up and very little rain, causing dry weather conditions and an increased risk for fire weather. that is the big issue here and that will continue. across the eastern united states, here's this cooler air over the great lakes that is
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finally pushing east. that will take all the moisture out and move that front through, so the flash flooding and the severe weather across the east, maybe the northeast today, but it's a much calmer weather pattern setting up over the next few days, not the case in the northwest, that fire weather danger continues. >> if you are caught wasting water in california, you could face a heavy fine. beginning august 1, anyone caught hosing down driveways, washing cores keeping the fountains running could be fined $500 a day. we'll look closer at how the state is trying to dig out of its worst drought in decades. >> the push to break california in six states gaining speed. venture capitalist tim draper has signatures to get the measure on the ballot november 20. the six states would include jefferson, north california, central california, silicon valley, west california and south california.
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opponents say the move would create richard poor states and complicate water and education issues. >> tension is turning oh to a future host of the sporting world's biggest event. >> the small country of qatar earning the right to hold the soccer tournament in 2022. there are accusations that it obtained the games by offering millions of dollars worth of bribes. john henry smith has more. good morning. >> good morning. those accusations against qatar's world cup effort are serious enough that fifa is questions their choice of qatar to host the games in eight years. in an exclusive aljazeera interview, the main in charge of communications set down to address the many issues and accusations. >> we're confident of how we've behaved. >> that's world cup communications director in qatar defending his organization to us. this in the wake of an investigation by football's
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governing body, fifa and by the f.b.i. into allegations that qatar didn't so much win the bid for the 2022 world cup as much as bought it. >> first it's an investigation into the bidding process of the 2018, 2022 world cup. russia is part of that, and others were part of that, it's unfortunate qatar is singled out. >> on the strength of $5 million in bribes paid to various officials by billionaire hamam. >> definitely there was engagement with him. was he part of our bid? did he represent us? not at all. >> qatar is under fire for mistreating the workers. "the new york times" reports that 44 workers have died working in the over 100-degree heat this summer. the united nations and amnesty
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international criticizes qatar overpay and housing conditions for its largely south asian workforce. the scrutiny is welcomed. >> some laws need to progress and catch up with the other developments taking place. this the natural evolution of any country. we welcome the headlines. we welcome the pressure, but it's got to be constructive. >> add to these issues, the viewability of holding an outdoor sporting event in the summer of one of the hottest places on earth, and you get the fifa president saying that giving the world down qatar was a mistake. you get the five biggest sponsors expressing concern and you get some former fifa executives saying they would support a revote on the selection. >> our plans won't change. our plans are we're going to be ready for the world cup in 2022, whether that be the winter or summer of 2022. >> that mention of possibly holding the cup in the cooler winter or fall season has upset executives at fox t.v.
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the network paid hundred was millions of dollars to the right to broadcast the world cup, but that would interfere with their nfl coverage. qatar has never had a team qualified to play in the world cup. >> we should add in editorial note, aljazeera was founded and is owned by qatari interests. >> january swallow and mark shirtleft was arrested on tuesday, the pair accepting payoffs from businessman while in office, including gold coins, vacations and other luxury gifts. both men face 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. >> let's look at other news making headlines around the world. this is important new advice for parents when shopping for cars for their teens. parents really need to be on the lookout for safer cars and not shop based on price. they found significant percentage of accidents happen because they were older used
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cars, so what this group says is that parents should really not just look at price. they should stay away from high horsepower cars. >> like the -- those convertible that go fast that kids want. >> they say they should get bigger, stronger vehicles so that when they do crash, they're safer in those vokes, because motor vehicle death is the leading cause of death among teens. >> americans are doing a terrible job of getting exercise. time magazine says new numbers show one in four of all of us admit that we don't -- ok, they don't do any physical activity at all on their own. it is especially bad in the south. i took a look at it. some of the states that have problems are west virginia, lose. >> where del is from. >> i happen to be from west virginia, but that was a long time ago. >> a major mistake in idaho left 3,000 ping pong balls on an
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interstate. a pilot was supposed to drop them on a crowd. they have this parade every year called the black foot pride days and they drop the balls also part of a ralph for people at the festival, but he missed and hit the highway instead, which is obviously a problem for all the car, but thankfully, there were no accidents. >> you can get candy to $100, depending on the ball you get. it's a reminder of that old wkrp in cincinnati in which they dropped turkeys from a helicopter. >> that would be more dangerous to drop on cars. >> did you feel a little tired last weekend? it may be because there was a super moon. it is our discovery of the day, next. >> plus we're going to go to honduras, that is ground zero in the u.s. immigration debate. >> we'll hear from a mother who would rather send her kids to america than caught up in the country's deadly gang life. >> big changes on the horizon for two iconic comic book characters. we'll plain when we come back.
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>> the violence has continued just a couple of miles from here >> just a short while ago we heard a large air strike very close by... >> people here are worried that this already serious situation may escalate. >> for continuing coverage of the israeli - palestinian conflict, stay with al jazeera america your global news leader. @
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>> it is time for our discovery of the day and if you had trouble sleeping, mother nature may be to blame. >> people sleep 25 minutes less on average, ever trouble falling asleep compared to a quarter moon. >> researchers believe it's because of the extra light. they caution there's more research to fully understand the relationship between your moon and your sleep. >> a plan to house undocumented migrant children in michigan is drawing protests. vassar, one of many cities set to receive those youngsters before they are reunited with their families in central america, congress is debating
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how to stem the tide of the migration. many hondurans would rather take their chances coming north than stay home. >> in a country with the world's highest murder rate, luis is a only feels safe inside the main church. ever since her husband was killed eight months ago, drug gangs are after her children. they want to recruit the 6-year-old and have him train his baby brother. >> they simply say we will recruit him and take him with us. they don't ask the mother for permission. they come and go as they please. >> she admits the gangs gave her money and she's forced to do what they say. they are the de facto authority in her neighborhood and they know where all her relatives live. the drug gangs of central america have always been feared and they're only becoming more powerful. tattoos and initiation rituals
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are a thing of the past, experts say. the gangs now are more business like. willing to invest in youngsters that they intend to recruit for a life of crime. >> they said to me we need to you spend the money on your boys, we want these kids to have everything they need. we don't want them walking around with no proper shoes. they will form part of our group later on. >> for her, risking the lange dangerous journey to the united states as an illegal migrant is better than staying here. she allowed us to film her as she visited the grave yard where her husband is buried. she culls here when she needs to make a big decision. >> when we got here, we saw the cemetery was abandoned. it certainly looks that we, but we were told that this is where gangs bury their members, and that's the reason why you don't see names on the graves. >> rival groups often vandalize the too manies. today, luis is a knows she was a
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member of the group. he never told her. his body is among three stacked inside this moss liam. more bodies are likely to be buried here too. for her, survival means escape. she doesn't want her children to face this kind of future. aljazeera, honduras. >> here now to discuss what's happening on the u.s. border is texas congressman blake faranthold, joining us from capitol hill this morning. we just ran a piece depicting violence that children face in honduras. do you believe many of these people, many of these kids have a case for asylum or refugee status. >> there are bad places all over the world. you've got war torn countries, countries plagued by genocide and a crime problem in central america. the issue is just because you've got it bad off in your country, are you entitled to enter the united states illegally. to that, i say no, but we do
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need to look at the humanitarian issues and determine on a case by case basis if there is a credible fear. a generalized fear of well, my country's not safe probably isn't sufficient under our immigration laws. >> so there is this bill, this bipartisan bill announced by the congressmen being discussed in the senate today, do you believe this bill offers an immediate solution to the crisis at the border? >> i think it's a good start. there's an alternative bill that's alsoer being worked on by a working group in the house by representative kay granger. the bill is a good start. i read the draft of it last night, and am actually considering getting on it as a co sponsor. >> representative gutierrez, democratic from illinois calls this bill deportation in sheep's clothing. what's your response to that?
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is that the same of this bill, to speed up the deportations? >> i think that is one of the goals of the bill is to get the people who are not entitled to stay back home as soon as possible. you get down to these central american countries and the word on the street is if you get to the united states, you get to stay. nobody is seeing their friends coming back, so that is reinforced. the process now is taking years to work challenge the asylum claims and process. this bill gets more judge to say get through in a more expedited fashion, we're talking weeks instead of years. >> more judges and other legal resources is going to require more money. can this bill be approved concurrent with the president's proposal for $3.7 billion or will will be a separate appropriations bill to fund this? >> normally the way things work in congress, is there's an authorization bill and then an
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appropriations bill to do the money. sometimes they get compressed into one, sometimes it's two separate bills. we're running out of time on this and from a financial standpoint, we're paying $500 a day to keep some of these children at lackland air force base. that adds up real quick. paying the judges is going to be more economically feasible than care for these children over the long term. >> does that address the immediate concern that there simply aren't enough facilities to house a lot of these unaccompanied minors, and they're being put in holding facilities that aren't appropriate for children. that's the most immediate concern, isn't it? >> right, but if we don't have to wait years for the hearings and able to process them in a week, the facility that is we have, one of which is about three blocks from my home in corpus christi texas won't be so overrun. >> you are a republican that represents a constituency that is almost 50% hispanic.
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how personal is this issue for your constituents? you brought up a great example be how it is affecting your district. >> what i'm hearing from back home is we've got to take care of the children, but we've got to discourage them from making this dangerous trek on top of a train across mexico, and we've got to deal with the problem, stem the tide and that will be a good solution. >> congressman, republican from texas, joining us this morning from capitol hill, sir, thank you for your time. >> leading off and playing shortstop, it is 14 and final all-star game, new york yankees derek jeter. >> it was a fitting tribute for derek jeter. the crowd brought to its feet several times. the captain, wrapping up his all-star career by helping the american league top the national league 5-2. >> former secretary of state
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henry kissinger is recovering from heart surgery. he underwent an aortic valve replacement. he served under president's nixon and ford. >> archie coming to an end today, the red headed comic book icon made a comeback a few years ago. in the issue released today, archie is going to be killed trying to protect a friend, a fictional senator who is openly gay. >> another big change to tell but, this for another classic comic book character, the god thor is being released as a woman. it will appear in october. >> at the end of our first hour, we're following israel vowing to punish hamas for not signing a ceasefire deal. it comes as the palestinian death toll climbs above 200. >> leading republicans in
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congress introducing a competing immigration bill, following president obama's request for nearly $4 billion to curb the flood of migrants from central america. >> new video showing the surviving boston bombing suspect and friend a day after the bombs went off. >> ahead in our next hour, former secretary of state hillary clinton in the daily show hot seat, john stewart grilling her about making a run for the white house. >> getting a unique look at the mountains of switzerland. one big jump offering up this hair-raising look. >> sometimes we don't need to see all of these things happen. i can see actually if nicole were here, she'd be talking about how she wanted to do that. we're back with more aljazeera news in two minutes.
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traveling--trampling on the constitution. >> number two. >> baseball fans around the word honoring a modern day legend, derek jeter at the all-star game, as his 20 year baseball career comes closer to its close. >> good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. israel now promising to use its full force against hamas and this morning it appears that's happening in gaza. >> israeli war planes carried out dozen was air strikes targeting the homes of six senior hamas leaders. >> prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying hamas will pay for its continuing rocket fire into israel, israel warning residents near gaza's border to evacuate. >> the death toll climbs to 208 people and israel suffered its first death in this conflict, mortar fire killing a minute distributing food to israeli soldiers. aljazeera's nick schiffron is in gaza on the ground there this morning. give us a sense of what it's like where you are right now.
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>> good morning. we wanted to come down to the street to show you gaza city. this is usually bustling, filled with cars and people, the street is empty. that is a sign that people here are scared of the israeli bombardment. a few blocks from here one of the political figures house was targeted. there is diplomacy behind the scenes, but a ceasefire needs both sides to agree to it and right now, neither seems willing to stop their strikes. if you talk to the people of gaza and the people of israel, they seem to support that, as well. >> across the street from the elementary school, it's easy to lean out the windows of the families. there are no window panes. last week, they were all blown
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out by an israeli air strike. the family said it's not worth fixing them, because even with talk of ceasefires, they think the conflicts far from over. muhammed has survived three israeli-gazan conflicts in six years. >> for years, there are wars between muslims and jews. when we ask for our land, they hit us. >> their son, only nine reflects the father's feelings. >> they hit us with missiles and hit us and destroy our houses. >> eight miles east, this family lives in the israeli district closest to gaza. this town has been targeted by palestinian rockets for 12 years, but never as many as in the last week. >> to say that you get used to it, we don't. it's a fear that keeps coming back. >> on the same day there was supposed to be a ceasefire, this town was targeted 11 times, even during our interview they run
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into the town's bomb shelter. 11-year-old nicole echos the adults' fear. >> it's scary and difficult. it's difficult sitting at home all the time and we can't go out. >> each israeli town near gaza has a fortified bomb shelter, also a u.s. funded state-of-the-art anti missile defense system called the iron dome. in gaza, there's no iron dome. there's no bomb shelters. all the family has is the ground floor apartment. this is the only room where muhammed's brother thinks his children r are protected. >> it's safer than upstairs where you can hear booms and see rocket frogments. it frightens my children. >> despite all that have violence that has continued today, there is some diplomacy happening behind the scenes, but
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in front of the scenes tomorrow, palestinian president abass will fly to egypt to meet with egypt president, al sisi. hamas does not trust egypt, making it more difficult than in the past. >> how else is this conflict different from 2008 when more than 1600 palestinians died, as well as 13 israelis? >> i've talked about to a lot of people here. 2008 was on a degree that we have not yet seen. so far, the israeli government, especially the people around prime minister benjamin netanyahu have no desire, expressed no interest in any kind of ground escalation into gaza. when one of his deputy defense ministers suggested that there should be and publicly criticized netanyahu for not
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bring strong enough, he was fired yesterday. in 2012, a lot of these strikes are hitting residential neighborhoods and every time israel goes into gaza, that's what happens. >> nick, thank you. >> stephanie, that american teen thrust into the middle of this international struggle now coming back to the u.s. the 15-year-old was allegedly beaten by israeli police. these are the images, days after his cousin was murdered. his beating was caught on camera causing outrage in the middle east and beyond. we are following the case live in miami this morning. he is back, due in florida tonight. you've been in contact with his family. how's he doing? >> the family says that they are relieved. keep in mind, he has just spent the last 10 days under house arrest after being arrested by israeli police. his family says he's continue to go recap rate from injuries
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sustained during the beating saw on the video, include ago broken jaw. he's been mourning the loss of his cousin, the 16-year-old who was killed. the family was looking forward to this trip. he had not been to jerusalem since he was a toddler. they were visiting during ramadan, a typically festive time, so clearly the family did not have the trip they hoped for and his uncle expects that the teen will be contending with trauma for quite a long time. >> the video showing him being beaten by a police officer while handcuffed, what is the status of the investigation? >> the israeli ministry of justice conducted an investigation a and after that has determined that it is going to bring criminal charges against the officer involved. the teen's uncle doesn't put much stock into that investigation.
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he said the night of the boy's arrest, his father went to the police station and allegedly, he was told by an officer i beat your son, what are you going to do about it? now keep in mind, his family did pay a $900 fine, he was placed under house arrest, but his family says he did not take part in any of the violent protests, he was simply observing and no formal charges have been brought against the teen. >> he gets back tonight. >> let's turn to immigration now. president obama isn't the only one with a proposal on the table. some new legislation is brewing in congress with hopes of stopping the crisis along the border. let's go to randall pinkston in washington. good morning. what can up tell us about these immigration plans? >> there are two on the table with a third possibly developing, the latest coming from house republican leadership involving trimming president obama's $3.7 billion request down to about $2 billion. it may also involve putting
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national guard troops along the border and tie any funding to an amendment of a 2008 victims protection act. another plan coming from senate republicans john mcand also jeff flake would make sure they could crack unaccompanied minors using ankle bracelets. then there is a bipartisan proposal from senate republican john cornyn modifying the 2008 law providing for unaccompanied minors to be processed within seven days and then give the child that time to make a claim for asylum and once that claim was made, an immigration judge would be required to decide whether the child's claim was valid. that's where we stand right now and the senator said it could
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work. >> this is a roadmap. if somebody has got a better idea, we're willing to listen to it. >> he said he is not willing to give the administration what he calls a $4 billion blank check, although obama administration has indicated how they intend to spend the funds, most going for health and human services and also for the department of homeland security. >> some democrats are coming out against the plans to amend a 2008 human trafficking law that has caused delays in returning migrant children to central america. what are they saying? >> they're making several points, first that that law passed in 2008 was overwhelmingly bipartisan signed by republican president george w. bush. they said it was in tended to protect children and many powerful democrats, including harry reid say they will vow to fight any proposal to change it. >> from all the reports i've gotten on the legislation the answer from me is no, i won't support it. >> of course senator reid has
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the fewer block the legislation. if he doesn't bring it up for a vote, it won't happen. >> randall, thank you. >> immigration rights activist jose antonio vargas free after detained tuesday at an airport in mcallen texas. he told supreme court officers that he was an undocumented immigrant and was immediately taken into custody. he was held for several hours and then given notice to appear before an immigration judge. >> president obama and german chancellor angela merkel have now spoken for the first time since the u.s. c.i.a. station chief was expelled from germany over spying allegations. the two leaders talked about cooperating on intelligence gathering and discussed the situation in ukraine. >> in ukraine, 11 are dead after a war plane bombed a rebel held town. ukrainian officials alleged moscow carried out the air strike, separatists blaming ukraine's air force.
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russia is accused of shooting down a transport plain monday. >> syrian president assad is starting his third term today. in his inauguration speech, he outlined plans for his next seven years in office, dismissing fighters as terrorists. >> in iraq, 13 killed in twin car bombings in baghdad. that violence comes one day after iraq's parliament elected its new speaker, making a way for a new government to take ship. we are live in baghdad. can you tell us more about this new speaker? >> to be honest with you, del, i can't tell you much more, other than his name, and that's actually his strength. easy not a man with any strong positions on anything, so therefore, that's the reason he was elected. he hasn't got a strong passion on any subject, so he's acceptable to all of the
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political blocks here, the shia, sunni and kurds. this was a hard fought process. they went through many names before settling on this. iraqi politics isn't about popularity with the voters. anyone in a position like the speaker of house needs to be acceptable to all of the parties. that normally means the best man for the job or best woman for the job isn't really the person that might be the most acceptable. they look for a consensus candidate. nobody knows anything about this man. that's why he's been chosen. this was the easy bit. as difficult as this was, this is actually the easy bit. next comes the president and the prime minister and those will be even more hard fought over. those positions are key and the kurds are looking to put their man into the president's job and the sunni's -- shia's, sorry would like to see al-malaki retain his problem. the june knees and kurds are
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saying that is not acceptable, that the prime minister needs to go. >> have there been pledges from new leaders to battle the growing in surgeons there, the islamic state? >> well, at the moment, it all seems to be political in-fighting. the only person who's spoken about how to deal with the current crisis is the prime minister himself. everybody else is looking towards getting into a position of power before they'll make any public demonstrations on what they see. that's the political side of things. the sunni military rebel council unofficially speak for the sunni rebels, have said any politician that is not prime minister al-malaki isn't acceptable to them. >> live in baghdad this morning, thank you very much. >> at least 10 people are dead after a powerful you typhoon raged across the philippines. the giant storm forced hundred was thousands to evacuate.
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>> the typhoon battered manila for only a few hours but in that time caused considerable dabbling. strong winds blew down power lines, leaving almost a third of the city without power. schools and offices were shut down. several areas have been flooded and roads closed. the government says it is working overtime to get life back to normal. >> cleanup operations would be number one, restoration of some facilities would be a priority, likewise. plus evaluating and looking atlas sons learned here. >> 150,000 people have been told to evacuate homes answered businesses, but many are stranded. some people here say the government could have been better prepared and should have learned its lessons a long time ago. it is the biggest storm to hit the country since typhoon haiyan struck the philippines last
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year, killing 7,000 people. >> the government says it is improving its disaster preparedness program, but this shanty community is one of the hundreds that continue to live in disaster zones. they are the most vulnerable here in the philippines now that it's typhoon season. >> ramon has been through this many times before, so he always braces for the worst. >> what else can we do? when a typhoon hits, we suffer, we endure. when it's over, we fix our homes again. i guess it's all right like that. >> people here say help from the government is just too slow in coming, and so they just rebuild on their own, doing the best they can with what little they have. aljazeera, manila. >> for the latest on this storm as well as severe weather back at home, we turn to dave warren. >> the storm intensified rapidly before making landfall and it's weakened just a bit.
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a very powerful wind as it moved across the country here will reintensify before moving to northern vietnam over the next few days as well as parts of china. that is where the track will go by saturday. this is the forecasted track line moving over water and areas with light wind. it will reintensify rapidly over the next few days. storm reports from yesterday, wind, flooding a understand hail damage reported, mostly just flooding problems. there's flash flooding that happened from new jersey to newing grand, very heavy rain in a short period of time. we could see a repeat that have today, but not everywhere. this is the area under the flash flood watch, even a few warnings in effect and no longer along i-95 between baltimore and new york, now up through new england. the front causing this will be clearing out and pushing off the coast after today, though.
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here's this very heavy rain, even severe weather possible today, but becoming much calmer and clearing out and drying out, getting a little cooler, as well, as the clouds clear out. this is the area that had the flooding yesterday, so improving today, no longer severe across i-95. >> thank you. >> lawmakers in the house seem to be set to decide whether to move ahead with a lawsuit against president obama. >> our legal contributor jami floyd is here to discuss whether this lawsuit has legs or is it more political posturing. >> do you have a favorite shape for that home office? do you like it -- [ laughter ] >> john stewart talking oval office aspirations with former secretary of state hillary clinton. what she has to say over the buzz about her potential white house run. >> an emergency situation, that video and others captured by our citizen journalists.
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journalists around the word. heavy rain in china is causing widespread flooding. these pictures are from the historic town where more than 50,000 people have been evacuated, as the local river reaches historic highs. >> supporters of cambodia's national rescue party aring anger, converging on a courthouse after detaining of three lawmakers. >> facing problems midair, cruising over a lake in california, the device suffers engine failure. he crashes into the water. this all happened as the local sheriff's department was conducting rescues nearby. >> john boehner is preparing his lawsuit against president obama. >> first, interest rates won't be rising yet, so says janet
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yellingen, saying the fed will keep rates low for now until the economy gets stronger. >> further important progress has been made in restoring the economy to health and in strengthening the financial system, yet too many americans remain unemployed, inflation remains below our longer run objective and not all of the necessary financial reform initiatives have been completed. >> yellen says the economy is strong enough for the fed stimulus program buying bonds to come to an end in october. >> white house says congress needs to stop companies from using mergers to hide taxes overseas. two pharmaceutical companies are moving to reincorporate to reduce tax rates. the administration said 50 firms have already done it and in a letter obtained by the wall street journal, saying lawmakers should enact legislation immediately to shut down this abuse of our tax system.
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>> the house rules committee meets today to decide whether to move ahead with a lawsuit over president obama. >> house speaker john boehner said the president abused his power. >> former vice president dick cheney is glad to see the legal challenge, but calling talk of impeaching the president a distraction. >> we turn now to jami flied, our legal contributor here at aljazeera america. jami, jonathan turley, a professor at george washington university, of constitutional law is expected to testify this morning. he says what we are witnesses today is one of the greatest challenges to our constitutional system in the history of this country. he goes on to say mr. obama has reached a constitutional tipping point that threaten as fundamental change in how our country is governed. is he right? >> first of all, he's been a supporter of the obama administration generally, but
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he's talking about the executive order power. presidents have always had this power and they've exercised it to greater or less enextents since the founding of the country. bam has has said in the last two years of his presidency, he expects to use it more to get some things done, because we have a dysfunctional, he says congress. and the question -- >> -- a constitutional lawyer himself? >> actually, this is the great irony, president obama has used this power less or i guess fewer times than any modern president. f.d.r. being the one who used it the most. we're in a bit of an ironic moment and the question is whether or not he's going to use it more going forward. he said in his last election cycle that he planned to use it in this term a lot, and he got elected anyway. >> if the lawsuit moves forward, jami, what woulds house's
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lawyers need to prove? >> we have to be really clear and i'm glad you made this point, this is not anything like impeachment. this is a lawsuit. it is -- >> in fact some people say that it's not impeachment because the speaker is trying to walk between calling for impeachment and doing nothing. >> some people say that in fact, speaker boehner is specifically strategically trying to avoid impeachment. this requires taxpayer dollars, we're all paying for this going forward. this is unprecedented. there have been lawsuits against presidents before, but not by congress, so they have to go to the rules committee, get standing and then they have to show, make a civil case against the president, make a showing that there has been a violation -- >> let's cut to the choice -- >> that he has violated his presidential powers. >> is there this an attempt by the republican party, another
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attempt to dismantle obamacare? >> oh, yes. they did look at other things, did he vital energy policy, has he exceeded his presidential powers in some other area, but they chose obamacare or the affordable care act i think very specifically, because that's the law they've been trying -- >> even though his name comes up in immigration. >> immigration, as well. >> always great to see you, thanks a lot. >> former secretary of state hillary clinton leaves them guessing again. >> she appeared on the daily show with john stewart last night and he asked her, of course, if she's running for president. erica pitzi is here to tell us more. >> it's one of the most amend political announcements and this time, hillary clinton left the door a little more open to the possibility of a presidential run. she was on the show to promote her book "hard choices." of course stewart was not going to miss the chains to put her on the spot. >> i think i speak for everybody when i say no one cares, they
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just want to know that if you're running for president. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> are you? >> john, i was going to make an announcement, but i saw -- i mean, you kind of spoiled it. >> no, no. >> yeah, i mean. >> so that's a yes, i'm going with that's a yes. >> the big spoiler. >> stewart asked the former senator and first lady how she handle the the criticism she has taken over the years. she told him she realizes it comes with the territory. >> i've been amazed at what a cottage industry it is, and so i kind of expect it would continue. >> right. >> so i'm not really paying a lot of attention. >> the last time she appeared on the daily show was back in 2008 when she was definitively running for president. stewart's creative line of question produced results. he asked her if she preferred a home office over commuting to work. she said she enjoyed writing her book in her house.
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then he asked her what shape of office she would like, with or without corners to which she reapplied, the world is so complicated, the fewer corners you can have, the better. >> meaning possibly oval, ok. thanks so much. >> we'll take that as a. >> >> the multi-billion dollars highway construction bill is approved in the house, the plan filling a $10.8 billion pothole in the highway trust fund to help pay for the nationwide transportation projects through may of next year. a similar bill is pending in the senate. >> new allegation of a cover up by g.m., new york times showing g.m. refused to acknowledge connections to at least three fatal crashes. >> we are just learning this morning that time warner turned down a huge buyout bid, rejecting an $80 billion offer from rupert mourdoch's news core. it would have led to anti trust
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issues, likely needing to sell cnn. keeping fox instead. >> teaming up to create apps for iphones and ipads. they would be sold to ibm corporate customers. financial details have yet to be reds. >> let's look at temperatures across the nation today. for that, we turn to our meteorologist. >> good morning. we are talking about the temperatures getting warmer here where that cool air came down from the north, but still heating up out west. hot and dry weather continues here that area of high pressure still in place. that hot, dry weather leading to hotter weather there. it did sit over minneapolis and push east of the great lakes. not as cool as that pushes south. dry air behind it, muggy air ahead of it leads to increased risk of severe weather.
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that area is pushing off the coast now, so the very heavy rain just across the northeast. temperatures only into the mid 70's now, not quite as cool, warming a bit, that air mass is moderating a bit but still heating out west with highs close to 100 degrees inland. >> the bombs are falling in gas again after that proposed ceasefire with israel fell apart. the retired big dear is going to weigh in on impact the u.s. can have to end the violence. >> california regulators faced with a historic drought are tracking down on residents wasting water. >> putting a stop to a new trend of demeaning women. how one victim of harsh words is helping others stand up and fight back. >> a look now at our images of the day and that devastating flooding in china, taking out hundreds of homes and bridges. thousands throughout the area have been forced to relocate.
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>> you're taking a live look at gaza as israel warning residents there get out. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. calendarle taking steps to battle a crisis, the worst drought in recent history. >> honoring derek jeter as the yankee co. plays out a storied career. >> a daredevil taking a huge leap for the mountain was switzerland, getting quite the view of the countryside. >> our top story this morning, israel warn gaza residents to get out, dozens of air strikes hit overnight the homes of six senior hamas leaders, the death toll in gaza climbed to 208 people. israel has also suffered its first death, mortar fire killing a minute distributing food to
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israel soldiers. we are joined now from jerusalem. >> you have covered conflicts in the past, what is your view? are we on the verge of sending ground troops into gaza? >> it's very differ to know that. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is talking about expanding the offensive. he has said that hamas must pay for rejecting the egyptian brokered ceasefire option, but it would seem unlikely that strehl would commit troops goo gas. he did that in 2008 and there was a very high civilian loss of life. in 2012, israel did not send its troops into gas. it maintained an operation with air strikes from the air and the sea. israel knows fit sends its troops in, you could end up with a guerilla wear situation.
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gaza is densely populated. 1.8 million people are living there, so it would really increase the risk and the threat to israeli soldiers if they start moving into gaza. they are talking about limited incursions, so potentially sending in small groups of troops into gaza to hit certain targets and then pulling them out. they have done this once already. >> that's right, over the weekend. meanwhile, israel's security cabinet held a couple of meetings overnight. did anything come out of that? i know there's been a lot of division over israel's response to these rocket attacks. >> at this stage, there was nothing concrete to come out of these security meetings. the main thing that we had was a statement from the prime minister, this is the last time that we've heard from him. it's been very quiet in israel today, which makes you think that there must be a lot of diplomacy going on behind the scenes. in that statement from benjamin
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netanyahu, he said that israel would be taking strong action against hamas, that it must pay and that they would be broadening and intensifying their operation in gaza and that's exactly what we've seen with almost 60 air strikes in the last 12 hours, heavy bombardment carried out by israel into the gaza strip. >> nicole, thank you. >> let's turn to mark, a retired brigadier general and former assistant secretary of defense for mideast policy joining us from washington, d.c. this morning. what happened yesterday? why did that ceasefire fail? >> it would appear that for the most part, hamas does not recognize egypt as a legitimate broker. there seems to be a split between the military wing and political wing of hamas. it would appear that egypt announced a ceasefire that they couldn't uphold. >> given the situation on the
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ground, what we are seeing, images out of escalating fighting again, troops amassing on the border, ma now is the chance of either side agreeing to another ceasefire deal and as a military man yourself, how close are we to all out war? >> i don't think we're close. at this point, the resip crow calendar tit for tat seems to be what we're going to be seeing for quite some time. there isn't seem to be rationale for going in militarily, it's going to produce casualties on both sides. frankly, right now, israel is in the best position, their iron dome has proved amazingly effect i have in preventing any deaths on the side of the israelis. former secretary of state hillary clinton said if we try to broker a ceasefire and failed, it would sap america's
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prestige and credibility in the region. do you agree with her and is that perhaps why we are not see ago more forceful voice coming out of the white house? >> i think we've got variables backwards. the factual is the united states is not a significant influence inside the region after the last couple of years of what is generally seen as passivity and lack of influence and will coming from washington, d.c. quite frankly, the fact that egypt is brokering the peace deals instead of the united states is quite disappointing. we have lost to a great extent our influence and voice in the region, and it will be sometime before we get it back. >> retired brigadier general joining us live from washington, d.c., thank you very much. >> at least 89 people dead after a car bomb went off tuesday in a crowded market in eastern afghanistan. the explosion took place not far from the border with pakistan's
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north region. u.n. secretary ban ki-moon condemns the bombing as a violation of international law. >> 200 days is lounge three aljazeera journalists have spent in an egyptian prison. vigils will be held around the world today. they were sentenced for helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood, charges they and aljazeera reject. last month, two were given seven years each in prison, a third given seven years and an additional three. aljazeera continues to demand these journalists be released. >> finally, a break through, police in nigeria saying they have arrested a senior commander with boko haram, the armed rebel group accused of kidnapping hundreds of school girls in april. the 30-year-old has allegedly been linked to the recent deaths of seven people, among them women and children. he was arrested saturday fleeing a counter insurgency operation
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in northeastern nigeria. >> china removing a billion dollars oil rig from 130 miles off the coast of vietnam. the rig's placement in may sparked a territorial dispute between two countries. the platform is being towed out of those disputed waters. it is near islands occupied by china, owned by vietnam. >> regulators approved the fukushima's safety features. with the nuclear power shut down forcing the nation to rely on fossil fuels, they are push to go restart the reactors in the fall. critics say it's still not safe to resume operations. >> california is taking drastic measures to try and lift the state out of drought. starting next month, residents caught wasting water could face hefty fines.
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aljazeera has more on these new rules. >> californians who want to spray down sidewalks and driveways, water lawns or wash cars are going to have to keep an eye on how much water they use. starting august 1, police officers can fine them for wasting water. while the new restrictions are not an outright ban, they represent one more step in statewide efforts to combat the three year drought. >> one of the interesting things about droughts is you're not really sure when it's going to end. you know with a flood it ends in a few hours or day, an earth quake ends hopefully within a few seconds or minutes, but with a drought you're not sure. >> earlier this year, the governor asked water use to be cut by 20%. his words fell flat. the state has seen only a 5% decrease so far, so regulators decided to get tough. >> i think it's a good idea. i think a lot of people use water without really thinking about it and for watering lawns, cleaning their car, cleaning off
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their driveway. >> i mean, i've always been concerned about my water usage. i grew up in suburban settings, you know, southern california and we went through droughts there, so i was taught to take two minute showers and not run the water while i did my dishes, you know. >> a new report shows californians must get by with one third less water than normal. hardest hit, farmers. they faced a loss of $2.2 billion this year, half a million acres lie fallow. >> you will all get your fruits, nuts and wine but there are pockets of extreme deprivation where we are out of water and out of jobs. >> forecasters say the state will see rain next year, an el niño year, experts warn relief will fall short of the state's water needs. california will need rainy seasons before the worst drought
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in the century becomes a memory. aljazeera, san francisco. >> the drought in california has dried up as much as 428,000-acres of farmland. >> california one step closer to becoming six separate states. venture capitalist tim draper has 1.3 million is thes, more than enough to break up the proposal on the ballot in 2016. opponents say the move would separate the haves from the have notes. >> the mayor of los angeles says migrant children will be accepted there. the obama administration contacted city hall about housing thousands of kids who have come across the boarder without documentation. the city will find a way to provide shelter for them and legal representation. >> the federal appeals court ruling the university of texas can continue using affirmative action in admissions. a white student sued the school claiming she was denied admission because of her race. last year, the supreme court
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sent the case back to the lower court. a challenge to this latest ruling could send the case back to the justice in washington. >> four suspects arrested for the alleged rape of an american woman in costa rica. the 19-year-old was attacked after leave ago bar in the resort town early sunday morning. she was traveling with students from wisconsin. the suspects are said to be construction workers in the area. >> gangs may not be the first thing when you think of alaska butting or acknowledge is home to one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the nation. now some turning to a life of crime. we report. >> hang on one second, i'm supposed to go code three, we're going to go a little faster here. >> latery, every night in the land of the midnight sun has been a busy one for the officer. this evening, easy patrolled for a mere half hour when a report of a possible stabbing crackles
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through the radio. he will respond to as many as 15 separate incidents during his shift. >> i think anyone who comes up here to visit if they rode along with the police department, it would be a pretty rude awakening. >> there are now more than 60 street gangs in alaska. >> it seems in the past few months, there have been at least one shooting or stabbing each weekend, and a good majority of them are all gang related. i remember growing up in miami, every school i went to was infested with gangs. it's not something i considered to be a problem up here with the gang violence, a huge eye opener. >> it's a trend that often plays out along the alleys and roadways of mountainview, were you ever anchorages poorest nakeds. >> would you do you think it appears to find the gangster life attractive? >> the clothes they wear, the way they speak. >> mountain view is not only
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poor, but the most diverse neighborhood in america. gangs can be a way to belong. their names reflect the diversity. a s is i is a mown grew up here. >> he returned to mountain view after being with the cardinals in the nfl. he encourages kids to channel their ethnic pride through music and dance. >> we are they're increase chances of success. kids see that we're working hard
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for them. we use what we love, you know, music, art, dance, athletics. if there's something we can do more of, we're trying. >> aljazeera, anchorage. >> it is considered one of america's motor dangerous cities, 800 violent crimes for every 1,000 people who live there. >> put ago stop that to sexual bullying and violence against women. >> one woman was a victim but now is helping others stand up. >> derek jeter makes his final appearance as an all-star. we'll recap the yankee captain's emotional night in minneapolis. .
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real reporting from around the world. this is what we do. al jazeera america. >> americans just don't get enough exercise, this according to the centers for disease control. one in four people admit they
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don't do any voluntary exercise at all. the worst offenders in the south, the top three states for inactivity mississippi, tennessee and west virginia. >> welcome to al jazeera america. just ahead, one of the new york yankees biggest stars makes his final all-star game appearance. >> there are growing calls for the click archbishop of st. paul to resign. an after was released by the church's former chancellor accusing the archbishop of inappropriate sexual relationships and protecting pedophile priests. that church chancellor quit her post last year when allegations first surfaced. >> allegations are calling on schools to publicly release details of campus sexual assaults, something many universities are ressing. at a summit, justice department officials said surveys were meant to be a learning tool for the schools. 66 colleges are now under federal investigation for mishandling sexual assault
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complaints. emily advocates for more awareness against what has been called slut shaming, the mocking of women for perceived prom cutie. tell us what you experienced. >> when i was 11, i developed physically more quickly than most girls my age. because of a few encounters with my boyfriend at the time that were sexual experimentation, i became the target of sexual bullying at the hands of my classmates. this was back in the late 1990's through 2000, so the internet and social bullying using the internet was just becoming a thing. it was nowhere near the extent said now, but i did have cyber
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bullying attacks on me. also all throughout school, i lost all my friends and i considered committing suicide as a preteen, because i felt to isolated, as a target of sexual bullying. >> so you decided to do something about it, and by the way, i can't even imagine being 11 years old and going through that. in 2013, you began posting entries basically from your diary from that time of your life on an on line blog. why is it called the unslut project and what did you hope to achieve by posting these diary entries? >> i started posting them because i heard about the deathion of a few girls who had been in some cases the victim of a rape and because they had been subsequently sexually bullied, revictimmized, decided to take their own lives. that spurred me to want to get involved in the conversation and figure out how i could reach girls currently targeted to convince them that it gets better and they can go on to live fulfilling, happy lives.
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i thought spreading the word something b. that and sharing my diary entries, which i kept religiously as a middle school student would be a way to do that. it became a much bigger thing. women of all ages and backgrounds started wanting to submit their own experiences with sexual bullying and what's called slut shaming. now it's this wonderful supportive on line community. the title unslut project is really about undoing the idea of a slut. i believe the word slut shouldn't be an insult. it's often genders, geared toward women when used as an insult, and i think it doesn't make sense that it should be a bad thing or dirty or wrong for women to be perceived as sexual. >> you want to reclaim that word wimp may be of us find offensive. you were bullied on line and now using the on line forum to combat bullying. is it easier for people to blame
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the inner net instead of the bullies? is the on line bullying just a symptom of the problem? >> yes. i think that it's easy for people like us, who grew up not knowing what the internet was, before the age of social media and cyber bullying to kind of blame that and say we weren't a part of that when we were young, it's kind of a kids these days approach. i think that absolves us of the responsibility to create a culture where sexual bullying doesn't even make sense. kids use the internet and social media as a way to bully each other for things they learn are bad or things that they learn from adults in their lives should be -- people should be bullied for, so it's on us, as well. that's why i'm using social media to create an on line community to be used as a tool for good, where girls who are suffering can know they are not alone, read the stories of other women who survived and learn how they can survive this time in their lives and to find a safe space on the internet when it
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can be so overwhelmingly negative. >> emily, founder of the unslut project. thank you for joining us. gave us things to think about. >> a view of the swiss alps like you have never seen, probably might want to see again. this you tube video posted, donning a wing suit gliding down the side of the mountain. he swoops down at high speeds, angling his suit and taking a dip under the waterfall. that has been washed 30,000 times. >> we'll look at weather across the u.s. today. >> maybe not quite as exciting, but still wet out there. there's a lot of rain and flood reports from yesterday. we're not done with the severe weather across the northeast, this front slowly pushing east. still this area ahead of the cold front, moisture pulled up and as the front moves through, firing off strong storms and
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flooding rains. flash flooding likely across the northeast, not the entire area like yesterday, it has pushed east. the rain is offshore now, the cold front to be followed by cooler air. flash flood watch warnings in effect. that will clear out and temperatures cool off for the weekend. >> one of the most beloved athletes in american sports history making the 2014 all-star game last night. >> derek jeter suited up for the american league one last time. john henry smith has a look back. >> unfortunately i am not wearing a hot or would tip it to number two, what a career it has been for the captain, 20 big league seasons and 14 all-star game appearances among them, the fans in minnesota gave him a hero's welcome for his final all-star appearance, as did the voice of the late yankee stadium catcher. >> now batting for the american league from the new york
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yankees, the shortstop, number two, derek jeter. [ applause ] >> just one of the special moments for the man about whom commissioner bud selig said there is no finer ambassador for the game of baseball. there haven't been many finer players, either. amid the adulations, he collected two base hits in his final all-star appearances and now at .481 has the second highest batting average in all-star history. the captain helped the american league to a 5-2 win and the crowd in minnesota cheered him as if he was one of their own. >> the way the fans treated me, you know, these are fans from all different teams, and the fans have always been respectful of me my entire career both at home and on the road and that have that moment was special. >> hard nosed on the field and you never heard him in trouble off the field. >> good guy. thank you. >> that's going to do it for us. i'm del walters.
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>> i'm stephanie sy.
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