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>> who's benefiting from restricting access to safe abortions? >> fault lines... al jazeera america's hard hitting... ground breaking... truth seeking... breakthrough investigative documentary series access restricted only on al jazeera america . >> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city, i'm tony harris with a look at the top stories. 1,000 refugees flee from syria to turkey. a security breach at the white house, an intruder that hopped the fence and went through the front door with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition
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in his car. and thousands take their protest to wall street today. 130,000 syrian refugees fled to turkey to escape i.s.i.l. fighters, the islamic state of iraq and levant. they are threatening to take over a kurdish town as the u.s. is gathering support to fight the group in iraq. secretary of state john kerry hoped to get a stronger commitment from turkey. the flood of refugees is straining tensions with ethnic kurds. stefanie dekker explains from the turkey-syria border. >> reporter: frustration met by force. turkey trying to control the if you hundred that wanted to run to their home town. >> translation: we the syrian and turkish kurds want to fight
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i.s.i.l. the turkish police are not letting us cross. >> reporter: it's been tense as men brought their wives and chin into turkey, to flee from the group calling itself islamic state of iraq and levant. they say they do not want to stay in turkey. syria kurdish fighters managed to keep i.s.i.l. at bay for now. no one is sure if it will last. >> the push by i.s.i.l. into the kurdish areas of syria has not only caused 100,000 refugees to flee into turkey, but ignited decades-long tensions between turkey and the kurds. turkey has a large population of kurds, and fear they may wish to declare an independent state. there's a peace deal between the p.k.k. and the turkish government last year. some kurds say they feel increasingly under attack.
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>> translation: the turkish government says there's peace with the kurds. we have not noticed real steps. they are trying to empty the land of the kurds on both sides of the border. >> reporter: the last few days tell a different story. over 130,000 kurds are come here to escape i.s.i.l.'s advancesful there are over a million refugees here. >> translation: we feel we lost everything. we have been humiliated, tortured. i.s.i.l. kidnapped women and cut off people's heads. we barely escaped. >> many speak of the fear that i.s.i.l. managed to create, to do with killings, which include beheadings. the area is besieged from all sides. while the people say they are determined they can beat them, returning home could be a long while yet. turkey's deputy prime minister says hundreds of thousands more refugees could
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cross the border. jonathan betz has details on the regional crisis. >> so far 130,000 refugees have come into turkey. i.s.i.l. hasn't get captured the city, but fighters have taken dozens of villages, so thousands could run as fighting intensified. on friday turkey opened this stretch. border to allow the syrian kurds inside turkey, camps on the border are filled. turkey has the second-largest population of syrian refugees beyond lebanon. people were stopped by turkish forces from heading into syria. a lot wanted to return to fight. there's a large kurdish population inside turkey, they have been fighting for they are own independence, and turkey is worried that syria's kurds will inspire turkey's kurds to push
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away. >> i.s.i.l. is pushing its gains, stretching its military commence. 40 commanders were killed in fighting. 68 soldiers were missing. iraqi and kurdish forces are bot battling in anbar province. united states and others have started to strain kurdish peshmerga fighters. the international community's focus on i.s.i.l. pulls the focus away from the syrian war. this video shows rebels pulling a baby from the rubble. moderate rebels and i.s.i.l. fighters are battling for control of aleppo, syria's second-largest city. more than 100 world leaders, including president obama, are gathering in new york for the general assembly session. they are to discuss from
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i.s.i.l., to climate change. kristen saloomey has more from the united nations. >> for the united states the focus will be op building an international coalition to fight the islamic state of iraq and levant. that has been a major topic of discussion for all the meatings. secretary of state john kerry has been holding meetings on the sideline, meeting with counterparts in saudi arabia, and u.k. president obama will lay out the united states plan when he addresses the international community. there are other issues, a climate summit on tuesday is another issue. not a lot expected to come out of the meeting. but ban ki-moon, the secretary-general, called the meeting knowing the world leaders would be in town, hoping to jumpstart investigations for a binding agreement in 2015,
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that will limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees celsius by the year 2050. then there are countless other crises and emergencies that the european union is dealing with, including the outbreak of ebola if west africa. i have spoken to a lot of leaders of u.n. humanitarian agencies, and they say demand is high, they have never had so many crisis to deal with at the same time. for them, this week is about raising money to deal with the issues, whether it's fighting ebola, feeding victims of ebola, rebuilding the palestinian territory of gaza, and on it goes. a lot on the agenda for this week. >> earlier i spoke to jim walls from the m.i.t. security studies programme. i asked how big an opportunity is it for the u.s. to announce a
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deal on the nuclear program. >> it's an unprecedented opportunity in the 30 year history. moreover, if they don't seize the opportunity, the future - things don't go back to the way they were, congress will not host sanctions. iran fires up new centrifuges, and everyone starts to dig their hole. that's what happened in 2005. in 2005 everyone has 164, 164 centrifuges. they have 20,000. why do the talks collapse. this is a big deal. they have until november. the clock is ticking. if they don't, if they are unsuccessful, it will be an ugly situation. >> iran, as you know, is a key influencer in syria and iraq. is there possibly a quid pro quo taking shape. iran saying "we will help you with a more inclusive government in iraq, which is key to the strategy to defeat i.s.i.l.,
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i.s.", as outlined by the president. "if you give us something on centrifuges on the nuclear deal." is it possible something in the back channels is taking shape that may resemble that? >> there are unnamed iranian officials quoted in that regard. that's not what i hear from the top of the iranian government. i don't think it is true. listen, iran and the u.s. have a shared interest. it's not to iran's benefit if i.s.i.s. runs wild in iraq. there's a common interest here. but we can't act on the common interest, or the one in afghanistan, until we get the nuclear thing first. they kept it a nuclear-only discussion. in large measure, it's a good thing, to make it less, if not more complicated. there's room for accord nation, not necessarily cooperation, but none of that will happen unless there's progress on nuclear. that's an important step. >> jim walsh with the m.i.t.
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security studies programme. while world leaders talk about the climate crisis, flood wall street is protesting from those they say are profiting from the climate crisis. >> the marchers didn't tell the police what direction they'd go. the police thought they'd go up that way and take a right to the wall street by the stock exchange. they went down here. police blocked the area. a big carbon bubble is going over my head, it's a symbol of the march. i don't know if you can see, but few have started a sit-in here. on the edge of wall street, in front of the iconic ball of wall street, which has been fenced off, as you can see, away from the protesters, whose mess sij is that capitalism and wall street is at the cause of the planet's trajectory.
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>> wall street can choose where their money goes, whether they invest in oil, coal, gas, carbon intensive energy sources, or whether they can take the money and put it into solar, renewable energy, and on the scale that bill de blasio announced yesterday in new york. if it went that way, it would help with the climate crisis, rather than fuelling it. >> the march compounded the organizers expectations, just as sunday's exceeded the expectations, 400,000. this time, here on the southern tip of manhattan, around the financial district, thousands of protesters gathered and from all walks of life, like yesterday, including from overseas. starting with the terrible typhoon, their argument is it's time for wall street to get a taste of their own med sign. >> these disruptions are devastating -- medicine.
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these dispruptions are devastating for us. >> the question is is anyone listening, it seems to be getting some attention. this has exceeded organiser's expectations, as did sunday. we have the u.n. climate conference on tuesday. at the least those calling have some evidence that there is popular support for that change of policy. >> climate activists are making their voices heard. hundreds of thousands of people took part in the people's climate march on sunday, what a scope it was. activists want world leaders to take steps to address climate change, but they don't expect much from the meeting at the united nations. >> my expectations are not high for the u.n. summit? >> why not? >> well, because history, looking for international agreement is not generally how we solve our biggest problem. >> more than 120 are expected
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to attend the summit, aiming for a climate pact to be reached next year. later, the american family that made its name in oil is taking its money out of the industry. we look at the rockefellers, the man with a knife that jump the fence of the white house and made it inside the front door, had more than 800 round of ammunition in his car. federal prosecutors said they found a machete and two hatchets in omar gonzalez's vehicle. in court it was said he was a danger. he was arrested with a map of the white house and other weapons in july. the secret service is considering beefing you will security around the white house - you think. mike viqueira has more from washington. >> reporter: it's 1600 pennsylvania avenue, perhaps the most famous address in the
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world, home of every president since the 19th century omar gonzalez scaled the fence, running past the fountain into the glass doors before being apprehended. >> the secret service indicated they are conducting a review of the incident that occurred friday night. that review will include a variety of things. providing security at the white house is complicated business. the white house is, as people know, one of the more popular tourist destinations. thousands of tourists, on a typical day, will tour the white house. >> i'm standing in the middle of pennsylvania avenue. it was open to car traffic in the mid 90s. they closed it down for another security concern. it's an open air forum. there's a lot of protests. these ladies are here protesting gun policies, over the soldier
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is falun gong protesting chinese policies. there's a protest, a vigil since 1981. they come to lafayette park and pennsylvania avenue for one reason - proximity to the president to speak what they regard as the truth. there has been proposals to beef up security at the white house. one to put barbed wire on the decorative wrought iron fins. part is a perception problem, no one wants a white house with barbed wire. they want to project an experience of openness, it's the president's house, it belongs to the public, tours from over the world come here. it's a question of jurisdiction. on the sidewalk, the uniformed secret service. move out here, and it's the metropolitan police station department of bashz d.c. park police have jurisdiction,
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and others. all these entities and others will have to come together and get on the same page. there are fears yemen's government gave up too much control in signing a peace deal. shia houthi rebels control the building in the capital. armed rebels manned check points. police are nowhere to be seen. the government signed an agreement to end violence. yemen had within fighting on two fronts. rebels in the north, and al qaeda to the south. it had a deal that the taliban is denouncing and the u.s. applauding. after a battle afghanistan has a new president. it is a milestone for the country, but how will it work. jennifer glasse reports from kabul. when africans went to the polls to elect a new president in a first round of voting in april. there were high expectations of a turn out and eight candidate.
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by the run off in june, it was down to two hopefuls. no one expected the results to take this long. when results were announced sunday, it did so without specific numbers, naming a winner and new president, ashraf ghani. he and his rival had signed an agreement to form a unity government a few hours earlier. the head of the free and fair election forum that monitored the process says the deal is flawed. >> part of it is not within the constitutional framework, and therefore it will be two kings in one territory. and then how they manage that will be judged in the days to come. but after months of deadlock, the announcement was welcome. >> many afghans call the appointment of a new president, and the end of the political crisis a relief. now they wonder whether the new unity government will be
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workable. >> a reason for the concern is the inability for candidates to agree on everything. . >> they worked hard with each other. there are huge gaps, and scars that need to heal. and people demand accesses. people are frustrated. >> the problem includes a pore economy. on top of that, the taliban calls the new unity government a sham. and says it will continue to fight. >> in his first speech as president elect, ashraf ghani promised the unity g.s.t. will serve the country, and urged africans to leave the past behind and focus on the future. so there are reports that three afghan soldiers who went missing in cape codd have been found trying to cross the border into canada. the soldiers arrived at camp
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edwards this week to take part in a training exercise. they were seen at the kip codd mall. the men were taken into custody. they told customs agents they were refugees. before they were found, the massachusetts government said they may be trying to effect. sierra leone is calling the ebola lockdown a success. a 3-day curfew was implemented to contain the virus. there's more than 5,000 ebola cases in five countries, there's progress to report. the world health organisation says the virus in senegal and nigeria is pretty of contained. rob reynolds has more from abuja. >> students from the secondary school spent the morning sweeping and cleaning classrooms, a first day at school tradition. children in most parts of the country returned to glass rooms after debate over how to keep them safe in crowded conditions from the threat of the ebola
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virus. this nurse showed the school's government-provided ant septic gel and -- antiseptic gel and closes. for 1300 students, she said she'll need more. >> this is not enough. >> teachers have been given ebola prevention training and all schools plied with its needed to keep the virus at bay. >> the government provided materials such as the temperature machine, the cleaning materials like sanitiesers. >> reporter: none of those were to be found at this primary school, outside the capital of abuja. the delipidated classrooms are empty. the nigerian teachers union said members will not work at schools without sanitizers and other its. >> everyone is scared of ebola. >> what we want is protective
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gadgetry. the temperature to detect whether temperature is above normal. and san tieser, running water. handglove, and the rest. so... >> reporter: this school doesn't have any, so school is out. the government insists all schools will be supplied and re opened as soon as possible. until then, students like 18-year-old remain anxious. >> reporter: are you worried about your examinations. >> i'm worried about examinations, not other things. rrshts u.n. statistics shows the education system here has a long way to go. before ebola nigeria struggled to educate its children. 25% of boys and young men between the age of 15 and 24 cannot read and rite. for young girls it is 32%.
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9 million nigerian kids never go to school at all. coming up, people who have their water shut off in detroit for not paying their bills get their say in court today. @j
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in hong kong thousands of students boycotted classes to protest voting rights. organizers were upset over a decision to rule out open nominations for candidates and elections to choose the city's top leader. now the candidates must be vetted by an elite committee. elections to take place in 2017. some of the people affected by detroited bankruptcy is getting a say in court. a judge is hearing about the water policy, leaving tens of thousands with dry taps. we have this story from detroit. >> it was scary and embarrassing. >> carol was one of the detroit residents telling her story to
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the bankruptcy judge. more than $1,000 and a year behind on a water bill, the city cut her service. that was in july. she told al jazeera what little money she has from a fixed income is consumed by health care costs. still living out with our, her plea to the judge... >> turn the water on. have a heart. they make it sounds like we don't want to work or do anything, that we want to fake a free ride. that is not true. >> bob and nine others are behind a lawsuit asking the judge to restore water and put an end to the controversial shut offs, calling the practice inhumane, and the effort to collect on millions in unpaid bills. it's estimated that 19,000 customers have experienced shut offs this year.
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this single mother of four was one of them. she took the stand. >> they was creeping up the street, literally turning people's stuff off. i watched. you know, i feel like before they do this, you know, see if anyone in the home is disabled. give them time to help pay the bill. they wasn't doing that at all. >> reporter: in the midst of a large municipal bankruptcy, the city has been criticized for its actions. members of the united nations weighed in, saying the policy is a violation of human rights. the negative attention forced the city to halt shut offs and implement a 10-point plan to improve customer service and provide assistance. city officials say restoring water would come at too great a price for detroit, and for those that do pay their bills. the iphone 6 is proving to
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be a record setter for apple. the company said it sold more than 10 million iphone 6s and iphone 6 pluses in the three days after it went on sale. apple said that exceeded expectations. demands for the iphones is so high that customers will have to wait for four weeks until the phone is delivered. qatar responded to comments by an f.i.f.a. board member who believes that the 2022 world cup should not be held in the middle eastern country. earlier it was said that qatar would be stripped of its right to host the tournament, citing health risks in the summer heat. qatar said it proved that a world cup in the summer is possible with state of the art cooling technology. coming up on the programme. officials in ferguson are trying to change perceptions about their city. critics say the system is stacked against
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african-americans. more than a week into a manhunt police say they are close to catching an accused cop killer.
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city leaders in ferguson can expect to get an earful tonight in the first of 5 town hall meetings, they'll address the unarmed shooting of michael brown. the town has been criticized by residents for the way it handled the incident. diane eastabrook is outside a church in ferguson, where a meeting will begin. good to see you. what are they hoping to accomplish with the people that attend tonight? >> hi. there'll be meetings in two separate location, and they are organised by the department of justice. what they are designed to do is give residents in ferguson an opportunity to do something that they haven't been able to do. that is question of mayor and city council about the shooting and racial profiling. >> reporter: at a ferguson city council meeting two weeks ago
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residents denounced city leaders discussing the business at hand. >> look around, we are not going back to business as usual. it's not going to happen. the vital shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer sparked days of protest. the town is predominantly black. the police force and stoup christopher gibson are mostly -- city council are mostly white. to address concerns, the city council has proposed a citizens review board, and changes to municipal fines. residents are wary. >> the community is tired, tired of being oppressed, tired of being lied to. >> law professor lesley brodenext who has been following the tension says the city has not done a good job n educating residents on change that is
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needed. >> i think because citizens see something has not happened immediately, what do we have? we don't have anything tangible to say that we can trust you. >> there's concern around the state that there really are not enough african-americans in law enforcements. the state attorney-general christopher gibson will hold workshops in -- attorney-general will homed workshops to encourage people to come out and take an interest in careers in law enforcement. a police seminar has been getting scrutiny, what can you tell us about a flyer? >> yes, that is actually a media seminar that a consultant out of chicago is coming to do next month. it has raised eyebrows by the way it's worded. it talked about the media as the 900 pound gorilla and how to stave off ugly pr in cases like
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ferguson. the wording sort of raised eyebrows. the media called the police chief in st. louis county and he said "this is not something we are organising, this is an outside consultant coming in," trying to diffuse the situation. >> diane eastabrook in ferguson, missouri, good to see you. let's dive deeper. the issue of fines in ferguson was issued. look at the numbers. 2013, relative to population, ferguson issued more arrest warrants than any other city in the state. no other city was close. according to a report by the advocate group, arch city defenders, the city brought in 2.6 million from fines and court fees last year, making it the second-largest source of revenue. now, the same report suggests the system was rigged to keep it that way, by starting to hear cases before the scheduled time, and locking the building quickly after the official hearing time
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actually was to begin. let's talk about this a bit more. joining me now from st. louis is jonathan clark, a writer and analyst of politics. good to talk to you. that last set of stats, let me be as fair as i can and let you take it apart. the figures there, does it represent a racist power struggle the, structure in ferguson. racialized policing, or getting your revenues from the population and, in this case, ferguson is two-thirds black of. >> well, you know, you are looking at a community that is having a difficult time, probably, raising renew in other ways, and they have shown that - it's about a fifth of their revenue is generated through these fees and it's easy money. they go ahead with what has worked for them, and that is to raise fees in this way.
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i don't know that we want to go as far as labelling this racist. it's a strong label right now. i don't know that it does much to advance the conversation at this point. >> yes. >> but there's a racial component to it, because of the racial make-up of ferguson. >> exactly. >> three african-americans on the ferguson police department. is it true one black city council member. here is the question. do black people in ferguson understand that they have the power to change the status quo in their city by registering to vote, and then voting. >> i don't know that they understand it any more or less than does the black population across the country. certainly what we are seeing is we are seeing what appears to be reflected in voter participation in blacks, is a distant franchisement, not believing that they make a difference.
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the fact is how much does it differ marginally or widely from the committee, and if that's the case, how does ferguson, and the black residents of ferguson, and the greater st. louis - how do they understand their place in the national fight, and what do they do to play a leading role in moving not just ferguson forward, but moving black folks across the nation. >> that is interesting. the latest numbers i have been able to find is 6% of eligible black voters participated in the last municipal elections in ferguson. and i think you'll agree that is ridiculous. there is an opportunity at this moment, right now, for ferguson not only to do something for its own community, but to send a message country wide; correct? >> right. and that's the question, will they accept the mantle,
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understanding that we can understand what is happening, and we can play a role, and we have midterm elections. we can play a role in influencing that, creating an atmosphere where more black people across the country are participating in the process. more black people are seeing themselves though ferguson's lens and decide to play a role. that's the sort of thing that matter. the question is will the black folks in ferguson accept the mantle. will they lead going forward. >> lead, lead, lead, lead, lead. what is the african-american leadership in st louis county going to do about this. do you see signs and implications that they understand everything we sln talking about and are willing to move forward in a leadership role? >> there are signs that they see this and understand. here is the question - are they at a place where they have waited too long, at least for this cycle, to matter. are they in a place where they
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can mobilize quickly. do they have the agility to move, and have they been stagnant for too long to make a difference. that's an open question. we would like to believe so. i'm not convinced that that is the case. >> politics in colour, joining us. in st louis. >> thank you. >> a federal jury in new york says arab bank is responsible for a series of attacks that killed americans in the middle east. the lawsuit stemming from a wave of hamas sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s. it's the first time a bank has been tried under the anti-terrorism act which allows victims to seek compensation. victims argue that arab bank helped hamas hand out money to families of suicide bombers. they denied the allegations. there'll be a separate trial to decide op damages.
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today's politics. 43 days until the midterms. republicans are nervous about the prospects of widening their majority. david shuster with more. >> we talk about control of the u.s. senate. the house is on everyone's political radar thanks to polling and finance reports indicating that a republican wave may be off the table. house republicans led by gail bowen are so -- john boehner are so concerned about not maintaining the majore, they gained a $20 million line of creditment nancy pelosi is considering a $10 million for ads. they are considering last-minute spending split. michael graham in new york is trying to hold onto his seats. developments are reminding voters that he's under indi indictme
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indictment. >> congressman grim let staten island down. >> now he wants the vote. >> there's no way i'm voting for him. >> in the battle for control of the u.s. senate, the national rifle association is on the air in giorgio, lefageing the disdain soth erpers feel -- southerners teel towards new yorkers. >> in a mansion in new york, michael bloomberg sleeps safeliment armed guards protect him. michael bloomberg wants to take away your right to self-defence, and he's pushing gun control. michelle nunn will help him do it. michael bloomberg spends his own money to elect nunn. >> notice the snoring at the start of the add. here it is gape. listen. >> in an elegant new york city mansion (snoring in background). >> brutal stuff by the audio engineer. in the iowa senate race, bruce is trying to keep the seat, a
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pact is attacking rugg can joanie ernst over her calls to privatize social security. >> every senior needs to watch this. >> i watched it. she really said it. >> i have talked about privatizing social security as an option. >> it is good for wall street. >> but not for iowa. >> if those are her priorities. >> she is not someone seniors can trust. poll numbers indicate that alison grimes is gaining traction with the charge that mitch mcconnell represents everything wrong with washington. grimes is hammering that theme. >> he didn't show up to vote on true funding, the farm bill and the v.a. he found time for a lobbyist fundraiser and tv shows. skipped a meeting on rural jobs, but toasted the chinese president for their great achievements much the rest of the time he created gridlock.
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>> in louisiana, the phrase of the day is keg stand. saturday, encum bant senator mary landrieu campaigned at the louisiana state football game. there's a picture of her at the tailgate with sorority girls, and here is the photo after a guy in purple asked for help with a keg stand. where you are almost eld upside down drinking peer. and landrieu is giving him the nozzle of the keg. >> we have seen props, hand guns, assault weapons, woodchippers and gees to name a few. you can add ostrich to the list. >> the oblivious ostrich, at the hint of danger puts his head in the sand - kind of like a politician, like jeremy canon, he said he has unaware of difficulties small business would have with obama care. unaware uch one in three stopped hiring because of obama care.
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michigan is struggling and he is unaware. >> why are we speaking softly, we are not on a hunt. this is a political campaign. that is the politics. >> david shuster. appreciate it. thank you. let's get you caught up on other news making headlines across america. police in pennsylvania believe they are one step closer to founding the suspect in the murder of a state trooper. federal agents joined the hunt for eric frein, and have strong leads. police believe they are pushing eric frein further into the rugged woods. fraip christopher gibson is charged with -- eric frein is charged with ambushing a police barracks, killing one, wounding another. the parent of a missing university of virginia student. police can't to talk for the last man seen with her. hannah gram vanized in
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charlotteville. she was shown near a mall, went to a couple of parties and left alone. >> this is every parent's worse nightmare. i'm certain everyone in the room and those watching those that what happened to hannah could happen to their child. >> police issued a warrant for jessie matthew, saying he walked into a police station and asked for a lawyer, and erratically drove away. in florida jury selection is under way in the retrial of a man charged with killing a teenager during an argument over loud music. michael dunn was convicted in february of attempted murder. the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. two years ago he fired a dozen shots in an s.u.v. full of teenagers. 17-year-old jordan davis was kill. fire crews are battling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes. a shift in the weather may
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hinder the efforts. the area has been hit with higher temperatures and erratic winds. the blaze scorched 125 miles. >> see you later in the programme. thank you. the name rockefeller is synonymous with oil. now members of the dynasty is taking investment out of fossil fuels. that is coming up. >> all i can say at this point is we are in orbit in mars. >> plus, after 400 million files, an n.a.s.a. spacecraft is in the orbit of mars, figuring out where the planet's water went. pass pa vé
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john d rockefeller made his riches off of oil. now his heirs say they are dropping investments in fossil fuels. this is big story. >> the rockefeller brothers fund is one of 50 foundations that promised it divest from fossil fuels, a movement that started on college campuses. while it probably won't impact the companies, people like the rockefeller hope it will make a difference in the long run. >> nobody should profit from the
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rising temperatures, seas and human suffering caused by the burning of fossil fuels. >> reporter: archbishop desmond tew tus sums um the art of divest invest. announcing 180 institutions will dump 50 billion in shares in fossil fuel companies one is the rk christopher gibson brothers -- rockefeller brothers fund set up by the heir of jd rockefeller. >> we think it puts us under greater moral obligation to be using that wealth through our philanthropic mention, personal, any way we can. >> reporter: the rockefeller say they'll cut investment in coal and tar sands and increase investments in clean energy. >> it's really showing that the movement is gaining momentum. >> the divest invest movement begang three years ago on college campuses.
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stanford announced it would dump stock in cole industry. others will not divest despite pressure from students. those that support the movement agree actions will not have much immediate impact on the industry, but hope it will push politicians to do more. >> this is not a small nearby group of people, but really at large there's a hos in this direction. >> nicholas told me she hopes the amount of divestments will triple by next year, when the world leaders will meet in paris to reach an agreement on climate change. >> hundreds of delegates in the taking part in the first world conference on indigenous people. it began and includes a group from ecuador, hoping to drill near a town where an indigenous tribe lives. we have this report.
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>> reporter: that man carves a palm into carving tools. these men lived off the forest and they sell blow guns and spears to massing tourists as souvenirs. in the two decades since the oil companies arrive, their way of life has been transformed. >> translation: the oil companies talk about helping us. it's a lie. here there's more sickness, they damage and pollute the land. vehicles drive down the roads, and there are fewer animals. >> reporter: they are afraid things will get worse. ecuador is divided by the decision to extract more oil in the national park, a biodiverse place on earth. a few hours upriver from the park lies a council of coka, the hub of ecuador's oil industry. people have lived side by side with oil for more than four
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decades and know the benefits and the costs. this is the coka river, a broken pipeline last year spilt 12 billion barrels of water into the waters. that left a population of 65,000 without drinking water. this man tells me that the rocks were black. the journalist says it was a reminder that the government must boost farming and other industries as a long-term alternative. >> without doubt oil is our only source of wealth. that's why the president depends on it. how do we get ahead. what happens when we run out of oil. >> ecuador's state oil company refused to speak to al jazeera. politicians from the ruling party insists that locals will see the greatest benefits. >> it's a challenge for the government to show the world
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that an oil-producing company can extract oil. it will allow future generations to leave poverty behind. >> looking out over what was jungle. they worry that more oil will mean more road and one day there'll be no animals left in the forest. they want to government to recognise their territory now sh before their way of life disappears forever. >> coming up, muslims around the world saying i.s.i.l. does not speak for them. not in my name campaign is next.
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>> i'm ali velshi, the news has become this thing where you talk to experts about people, and al jazeera has really tried to talk to people, about their stories. we are not meant to be your first choice for entertainment. we are ment to be your first choice for the news. the opener of the baltimore ravens slammed a report accusing a team of hiding evidence connected to the ray rice race of hiding a video showing the running back punching his future wife. the report claims there was a patten of misinformation and misdirection by the team. steve was unapologetic and blasted e.s.p.n. saying they hold no merits.
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>> what is obvious is that the majority of the sources are people that work for ray. almost everything in there is anonymous and that it's clear from the subject matter that it's ray's attorney and agent and friends. and they are building a case for reinstatement, and the best way is to make everybody else look like they are lying. >> he disputed the part of the e.s.p.n. story saying the ravens pressured the n.f.l. to give a suspension, a suspension. e.s.p.n. is standing by the reporting. they are denouncing i.s.i.l., and say it is not representing islam. we are back with that story. >> a group of young british muslims are wanting to say a
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clear message to the i don't recalled that i.s.i.l. has nothing to do with their religion. >> they do not represent islam. it's up-islamic. they are killing innocent people. >> they are unjust. >> my religion promotes tolerance for women, and you have no report. >> and the hashtag has been used thousands of times since the video was posted recently with muslim over the world taking part in the campaign, hosting signs that say "not in my name", and dean writes i.s.i.s. does not represent islam, and i.s.i.s., taliban and 9/11 do not represent me or my religion. muslims say islam is about peace, tolerance and compassion. i.s.i.l. is the opposite. >> there needs to be a replacement. something that replaces what i.s.i.l. is propagating.
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appreciated. thank you. first, n.a.s.a. sent a rover to explore the surface of mars, now there's a satellite to examine the as far as. >> jacob ward with more. >> mars is a scary and desolate place, stripped of life by the sun, which burnt away the conditions needed for life on the surface. how desolate is mars. that's what we sent the maven satellite to find out. there are many complications, not least the tombs to get there, but what is so difficult about this particular mission is how close the spacecraft needs to come to the planet. it's unbelievable. it's like shooting an apple from someone's head. a bullet would, in fact, take over 700 days to get there, and is has to be in the perfect position when it arrives. that is a shock. the whole thing will be a
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delicate and dangerous darnsd the red planet. it's no joke. the entry point is close, the satellite will get closer to the surface. its lowest orbit dips to 77 miles, for 120km above the planet. if you stood on the surface, you would see it go by with your own eyes. we see the sunlight off the international space station, and that's three times as high as maven with orbit. being that low, it let's maven take a sniff of gases and ions, sampling them. when it's at its furthest point. it will take the big beautiful ultra violent images. if it goes well, we'll walk away knowing what is happening, with the ravages of time, and sun, what it has down it it, how the gas escaped, and what happened to the water that scientists believed covered a huge portion of the planet's surface. this is a lonely ghostly mission to a lonely, ghostly place, and
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give a sense of what it would take to live on mars, but what the universe might do on the home planet. when we are all ghosts here, billions of years from now. >> that's all we have time for. "real money" with ali velshi is next. it's green versus green, green as in the environment and green as in money, with people all over the world marching over climate change. i'll look at capitalism and the economy's part in this planet's climate crisis. also the first family of american oil takes a stand against fossil fuels, one of the heirs to the rockefeller fortune talks to me. plus'l


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