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>> a liberian man with ebola dies in dallas. >> teetering on the brink of an isil takeover, airstrikes may not save kobane. the new calls for turkey to get involved. >> i plan to be surrounded by my
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immediate family, mother, husband, stepfather. >> debating the choice to take your own life. a woman's emotional decision in oregon sparking discussion across the country. some say death with dignity is not the right call. >> scuffles in the streets of st. louis, crowds of angry protestors clashing with police after the fatal shooting of a teenager police say was armed. >> good morning, and kathleen sebelius. i'm stephanie sy. >> a patient in texas with ebola dice on u.s. soil. he came from liberia last month.
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in liberia, there are 4,000 cases. another 100 when reasons are being sent to help move supplies and troops. we have more. we are live at j.f.k. airport in new york, but we begin live in dallas. the country on wednesday getting the news that thomas duncan as you can summed to ebola. >> there is a profound sense of sadness here particularly among the liberian community that has rallied around the duncan family. agencies are offering condolence, saying they will remain vigilant in fighting this virus. for his family, it is now the time to say goodbye. >> at a baptist church in dallas last time, family and friends gathered to pray for com mass
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duncan, who died wednesday. >> i would like to express my personal condolences to thomas eric duncan's family. >> he had been in isolation for 10 days at this dallas hospital. when he first went to the emergency room, he was sent home, despite having ebola-like symptoms and acknowledging he had been in liberia where the virus is rampant. his fiancee could not attended the service because she was under quarantine. >> where great shock and despair, she expressed that in her own personal way with great emotion. >> the focus now shifts to the critical pros of handling his body, which could transmit ebola. the coroner said there will be no autopsy. >> bodies have the fluid, the blood, those things are contagious. we have seen situations occurring where people are
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getting infected from being in contact with the bodies. >> the family's pastor said duncan's body was to be cremated. a dallas county sheriff deputy reported ebola-like symptoms and was hospitalized. he had been in the apartment where he was staying, but had no contact with him. >> we're scared and want to make sure he's ok and get the facts out, make sure nothing gets blown out of proportion. we are just waiting to see, make sure he doesn't test positive and we are not expecting him to. >> at this time, our information is they had not had contact with the patient, but family members and they had also been inside the apartment. >> doctors say he is at low-risk for ebola, but all precautions are being taken. >> it's important to note that this deputy was not amongst the 48 people that health officials identified as having been in contact with duncan, and as you heard there, he had not had any direct contact with duncan.
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easy only shown some symptoms, not all symptoms. doctors say they just to have take these precautions. they want to be safe, vigilant about screening people and making sure that no symptoms arise and no contagiousness arrive and ebola is not found in the end. >> back to the case of duncan, how are hospital officials reacting to claims that his life could have been saved if he'd been treated earlier? >> we've heard conflicting things on this. one health official in dallas saying that earlier intervention probably wouldn't have saved his life. we hear the earlier the diagnosis is made, the earlier somebody is identified to have ebola, the better chance they have of being treated. >> live for us in dallas, thank you. >> the next step in stopping ebola takes effect this weekend. c.d.c. will screen passengers arriving from west africa at new york's j.f.k. airport, where
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john is live this morning and joins us now. what exactly can travelers expect at j.f.k.? >> good morning to you, paul. well, the first thing to say is that this is unprecedented. this is a first. we are in unchartered waters here because this is something that's never been done before at j.f.k., nor the other airports around the country where it will be done from next week. the customs and border patrol agents, the main thing they are going to do is take the temperature of people arriving from west africa and they're going to do that with a hand-held device. it looks like a gun and fires a laser beam at the forehead of an incoming passenger and from that, they can tell whether they have a fever or not. >> the head of the centers for disease control in atlanta has been rowing back on the travel ban for people coming in from west africa. he said that's jim practical,
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won't work and this is the next best thing for keeping americans safe. >> we're stepping up protection for people coming into this country and for americans related to travel. we will continually look at way to say increase the safety of americans and we do that at many different levels. >> there are other things the customs and border patrol agents are going to be doing, they will give each traveler a pact of information about ebola. they will observe them for symptoms of ebola and if the traveler has a fever, then the c.v.p. agent will refer them to the centers for disease control for evaluation. all of this gets underway on saturday. >> j.f.k. is first on saturday. what other airports are doing the screenings? when are they going to start and why were they chosen?
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>> it's going start saturday here and next week we'll start to see this come on line at airports all over the country. here is a list of them, beginning with dull less airport, the main international airport, o'hare airport in chicago. hartsfield, because they are one of the busy effort airports in the country and liberty airport in new jersey. >> is this window dressing or could this screening be effective? >> to be effective, they're going to have to screen every person coming from overseas, not just someone who's coming on a direct flight from west africa. i do have concerns that this may
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not be adequate, it's more about making people feel more secure about flying as opposed to catching all the cases that might come in. >> as we've seen, there's not a lot of margin for error here. you mentioned this may be a form of security theater, making people feel better. what can be done to really make sure this is going to be effective? >> a couple things, number one, we need to be attacking the epidemic on the ground and we waited months. we did not respond in a timely manner. it's really our fault that we let things spiral out of control and now are dealing with the consequences of that. resources should be focused on the ground. i think that's part of why they are providing some screening at the airports, but don't want to invest too much, because that's going to distract from the real work at hand. >> that's where the pain outbreak is, but a lot of people talking about this duncan case, the man who died of ebola on u.s. soil. president obama said as we saw in the dallas case, we don't have a lot of margin for error.
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do you think those extra days wasted because duncan was turned away at the e.r. may have made a difference in his case? >> i think that was a tragic error from the perspective of the public security and health and in terms of his own outcome. if they had initiated treatment two days earlier when he came to the hospital, he may very well have lived. >> those will not be words of comfort to his family. thank you so much for your insights this morning. >> a spanish nurse infected with ebola said she's feeling better. she is the first person to contract ebola outside of africa. she says she may have touched her face with a con tom nateed glove while treating an ebola patient in madrid. doctors are now trying to track down everyone she's had contact with in the past few days. >> authorities ever euthanized romero's dog. animal rights advocates clashed with police when they came to
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take the dog, named excalendar lour away. 4,000 people signed a petition to keep the dog alive. authorities were worried the dog could spread the virus. >> coming up, we'll speak a w. a missionary in liberia. >> new coalition airstrikes overnight on isil targets in iraq and syria, but the pentagon warns they may not be enough to stop fighters aiming to take the town of kobane. >> that city is within miles of syria's border with turkey. there are growing calls for turkey to do more to help. what is the message we are hearing from turkey this morning? >> it's not the message that the u.s. wants to hear. as you say, the u.s. has been talking to turkey, pressuring turkey about doing more in neighboring syria, but this morning, the turkish foreign minister said it is not realistic for turkey to put ground forces and to be the only ground forces in syria fighting
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isil. turkey does have tanks right on the border there across from the town of kobane but it's made no efforts, no move into that city despite the dire situation there. >> despite another round of u.s. and coalition airstrikes near kobane, isil controls a third of the strategic town along the turkey, syrian border. seeming to confirm a sobering assessment by the pentagon. >> airstrikes alone are not going to do this, not going to fix this, not going to save the town of kobane. >> as hoe risk as it is to watch in realtime, what's happening in kobane, it's also important to remember one have to step back and understand the strategic objective. >> the strategy to attack isil's command and control centers beyond kobane throughout syria, but the u.s. plan is still missing one major component. >> our strategy is reliant upon something that is not yet in
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place, a syrian opposition that can take the fight a isil on the ground in syria. >> those forces are one of turkey's key demands to joining any military fight against isil. turkey's calling for a no fly zone over northern syria and a so called buffer zone on the ground along its border, meant to protect refugees who have fled kobane, and to guard against any attacks by isil on turkey. while the turkish proposal was endorsed by the french president, the u.s. state department and the pentagon seemed to have their signals crossed about the buffer zone. >> it's worth examining, worth looking at very, very closely. >> it is now not on the table as a military option that we're considering. >> the option will be discussed today when retired general john allen, president obama's coordinator of the u.s.-led coalition against isil will meet with the turkey president. the pentagon says no military demand will be made at the
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meeting. >> we're not coming at them with specific requests or demands. it's a coalition of the willing, so we need to be willing to let people contribute what they can and that's what our expectation and hope is for turkey. >> now there's a lot of nice diplomatic language as you can imagine, coming from the u.s. about supporting turkey's willingness to get involved against isil. the u.s. needs to keep turkey in the coalition. it's clear from the phone calls and the general's visit the u.s. is frustrated and wants turkey to get involved sooner rather than later. >> the mother of an american being held by isil went on twitter with a message for his captors. what is she saying? >> this is the hostage formerly known as peter kasig, captured october of last year. he was in syria to try to provide humanitarian aid and
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medical relief, as well. his mother has teen social media, trying to reach out to the leader of isil. she has tweeted out a message in her tweet saying she wants to get in touch about her son's fate, that he is her only child and how contain reach you. that is her message to the leader of isil. obviously, isil very active on social media and peter's mother hoping she can get through to his captors. >> lisa stark for us in washington, thank you. >> australia has now joined the air campaign against isil in iraq. overnight, an australian f.18 drops bombs in the northern part of the country. australia now that ha six baked in the united arab emirates along with surveillance and refueling aircraft. 200 of australia's special forces await clearance to enter iraq to advice and assist iraq's military. >> canada is monitoring at least
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80 new citizens and recent immigrants. the country says they have links to terrorism worked with isil and may be plotting attacks from within canada. investigations are underway. these are closely monitoring their activities. >> 43 people are dead as a series of suicide bombings take place in yemen. one happened at a checkpoint in the yemen capital, another hit troops in the south. no one that claimed responsibility for the attacks. >> tensions are very high this morning in st. louis after the shooting death of an african-american man at the hands of a white police officer. the shooting sparked angry protests through the streets of st. louis wednesday night. officials say the officer was off duty but in uniform when he was fired on. he returned fire, killed an 18-year-old. the shooting comes nearly two months after michael brown was shot and killed by a white
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officer in neighboring ferguson. >> tensions clearly still very high there. >> new details about the shooting of two pennsylvania state troopers in the words of accused killer. >> authorities a say they have a handwritten journal by eric frein. >> they found it at a camp site in the woods where they believe frein was hiding out after the shooting, authorities revealing new charges of frein and pictures of him all in the hopes of of zeroing in on his suspect. >> i took a shot at him. >> chilling words coming out of the journal authorities say was written by ambush suspect eric frein about the night he opened fire on the state trooper bar rackion last month. >> friday, september 12, got a shot around 11:00 p.m. and took it. he dropped. i was surprised at how quick. i took a follow-up shot on his
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head-neck area. he was still and quiet after that. >> the ambush killed one trooper and wounded another. police say the journal details how frein tried to flee the scene in a jeep but ran it into a swamp and took off running, calling the botched getaway a disaster. 27 days later, he easy still on the run. authorities believe he's hiding in the woods. not only do they say they found his journal at a nearby campsite, they say they found two pipe bombs there. >> they contained a booby trap device consisting of a trip wire, metal shrapnel added with the specific intention of causing serious injury. >> authorities have slapped frein with more charges because of the bombs, two felony counts for containing weapons of mass destruction. as they keep searching, they shut down hunting in the area to keep people safe. >> they are looking for somebody in kamo.
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we're wearing kamo. it's hunting season. everybody's looking at you and on edge and rightfully so. >> police urge citizens to remain judge lent. they believe frein is armed and dangerous. >> after reading this chilling account, i can only describe his actions at pure evil. >> police say the journal notes do not give any indication that frein new either trooper, as for these new pictures, police made them so people can see what he could look like with a beard and mohawk. they've been working off of many tips from the public. they really want people to see these pictures and say something if you see anyone who reassembles this man. >> people really on edge there, as we heard that. >> california's fleet of air tankers are grounded after a deadly crash in yosemite national park. all 22 planes will be taken out of service until deemed safer. the take thisser was fighting
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the dog rock fire. that is not the only fire burning in california this morning. >> let's bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell. nicole, is mother nature helping out at all here? >> yes and no. we don't really have any extreme conditions like high winds that fuel flames, but this is just outside the tahoe area, kind of a similar area to where we saw the king fire, so definitely causing problems. there's a tanker as they were able to go by. the other condition that we have that's not helping is we do have temperatures above average, so that continues to dry up all the vegetation in this area. we can take a look, not any rain in sight. you can see california very dry. the fire that we were just looking at kind of outside that tahoe area. now as we look at the rest of the southwest, we have that moisture. this is the remnants of simon, enough to cause flash flooding in places like arizona. we're dealing with that. you can see still lingering in arizona as the moisture is on the move into colorado and
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eventually merging with this band in the midwest that will cause flooding there, as well, a problem through the course of today. temperatures stay above average. fresno, 90's today and through the course of the weekend, as well. we have temperature contrast in the midsection of the country. i'll talk about that, as well. >> the u.s. is stepping up its effort to battle ebola in africa. a group of marines the latest to be dispatched to the region. we'll look at their role. >> we'll go to liberia to get a firsthand account from the front lines against ebola, coming up next. >> it has launched an ethical debate across the country, a woman faced with terminal cancer plans her own death to die with dignity. we'll hear from both sides of the issue.
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>> adrian peterson goes to court to face child abuse charges. how questions about the judge are delaying the process. >> $486 billion, that is the big number of the day. >> why washington is a little closer to breaking even on its budget
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>> today's big number is $486 billion. the congressional budget office says that's the estimated federal budget deficit for 2014 and down $195 billion than last year. >> tax collections up 6% so far this year, so they found that extra money. the government took in an extra $114 billion. the deficit stands as a third of what it was at the height of the recession in 2009 at $1.4 trillion. >> protests in mexico over the disappearance of 43 stands, their parents among tens of thousands who marched in the streets of mexico city wednesday, calling for a government investigation. the students disappeared after a
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protest last month. officials believe some of them were killed by gang members and police. >> new american help is going to liberia to battle ebola. the pentagon is sending 100 marines, part of a special task force to get troops and supply to say remote locations. this is a certiorari assignment until soldiers from kentucky's 101st airborne division are on scene. >> 4,000 people have been infected with ebola just in liberia and half died. joining us now is lincoln burnell via skype from liberia. the number of infections climbing every day, is there any sense that the government is doing enough now to stop it? >> sorry, i didn't get you there. there is a lot of noise here in the background, but i clearly understand you to say is the
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government working closely on ebola? >> yes, that's my question, are they doing enough? >> the government is doing the little it can. it's not the best, it's not what even the government wants. they are really, really struggling and we are in dying, desperate need of all the international and humanitarian help we can get. >> more u.s. marines coming to liberia to help get supplies to the remote regions that we've talked about. is there hope that they can help? >> oh, definitely, they have already landed in seven of the 15 counties and the effect is already being felt. for example, a team of 15 ebola patients there were able to survive and a new u.s. c.d. military along with the armed forces of liberia are building a new unit there. the u.s. military will be
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building more units in seven of the 15 counties. >> that is really encouraging to hear from you, sir. i'm sure you've heard that the liberian, thomas eric duncan died here in the u.s. how much attention is his death getting there? >> not so much, a lot of people from the daily newspaper, many people are saying we knew duncan would die. notwithstanding, i think there are several lessons we have learned from eric duncan. the first one that is we are fight ago deadly disease. secondly, we extend to his family our condolence but internally must realize that the examples have been set. the u.s. government, one of the things people are feeling here is that the u.s. government will take care of its own like in the case of the missionaries kent brantley, nurse nancy writebol
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and the doctor. now it's time that the liberian government take care of our own. >> lincoln, thank you so much, sir. from liberia, joining us. >> wet weather making its way across the midwest. let's get a check of the forecast. nicole, what's happening. >> we have a front in the midsection of the country. this flood be out of tucson yesterday, that moisture's on the move. looking at the map, to the north, temperatures in the 50's, chicago 59, memphis 48. that's the boundary for today. we had rain along from that and getting reinforcing surge out of the southwest. it's a very wet go already today in missouri, we can expect more flooding through the course the day. >> thank you, nicole. >> the long road to rebuilding gaza taking a first step today.
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>> live in gaza with what it's going to take to bring this region back together. >> a new video raises questions about the conduct of a new york city police officer. the family of the young man knocked out said he has been left permanently injured. >> on a lighter note, the local pub where cursing will get you banned for life. that's one story caught in our global net coming up. >> paul, this isn't the kind of cat you want to take for a ride, is it? >> not on top of my car, not anywhere. >> what a san jose man found on top of his car.
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>> you are taking a live look from one of our cameras at the turkey-jair border. this is near where the battle for kobane continues this morning. welcome to al jazeera america. ahead, what may be the beginning of the end of hamas in gaza. the effort to form a unity government there takes a big
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step. also, the ethical debate sparked by a story we brought you yesterday, should a woman in oregon with terminal cancer have a right to die? >> big tech companies taking on the federal government, the battle over adhering to federal rules and keeping the customers' private information private. >> a look at our top stories this morning, in california they've grounded the air tankers used to fight fires. all 22 of those planes are now out of service, after a deadly crash in yosemite national park. the fire there threatening about 60 homes. >> australia has joined the air campaign against isil in iraq. an australia team bombed in the northern part of the country overnight. the pentagon said airstrikes may not be enough to protect co gain. >> ebola screenings will be increased at five major airports, beginning this weekend
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at j.f.k. here in new york after ebola patient thomas eric duncan died in texas on wednesday. we're learning new details about his body. we are live in dallas. you spoke to officials there, what did they tell you? >> we are learning this morning from an official that duncan's body, his remains were cremated shortly after he died yesterday. that follows with the c.d.c. guidelines, which do not mandate that, but recommend that people who have died from ebola, their bodies be limited in their handling, no post mother tell was done, something also the c.d.c. recommends to avoid. the cremation happened as we mentioned just shortly after he died. that's one way the c.d.c. said guarantees that all the virus that remains in that body is destroyed, and also a way to keep from having port mother tell's did you know where there could be punctures, lacerations from contaminated instruments
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used. they say handling should be limited. this cremation happened shortly after he died yesterday. >> thank you very much. >> a major political step this morning in gaza. members of the palestinian unity government are meeting for the first time, marking the beginning of shared palestinian control over that region. we are live in gaza. what is the significance of today's meeting? >> good morning to you. a very significant day here in the gaza strip, the first time they're meeting face-to-face since israel's 50 day bombardment of the gaza strip in which so many people died and buildings a understand livelihoods were ruined here in
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the gaza strip. this meeting is significant because of what's being discussed here, the reconstruction of the gaza strip. many leaders here, this group of technocrats formed are looking to attract money at an international donors conference which will take place in cairo on sunday. a very significant meeting here, as these leaders who are representing factions from hamas and fatah meet for the first time in gaza. >> what is israel's response to the meeting today? >> they haven't made any public statements. when it was announce that had fatah and hamas were looking to form a unity government, they were not happy, put out terse comments about it. of course, we're now in the aftermath of a war, looking at a
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situation where gaza needs to rebuild. in that conflict, hamas has become significantly weaker, so fatah which is in charge in the west bank, led by the palestinian president abbas has much more power and say over this new unity government. that is perhaps why this new unity government is seen as more palatable to the international community, which would struggle to find ways to throw money behind hamas, hamas many see as a group, particularly the united states and other countries as a group they cannot deal with or directly deal with. the fact that we now have this unity government means things are a bit easier to deal with and that is perhaps why israel has allowed those politicians to come from the west bank to here in the gaza strip. >> >> thank you. >> turning to another hot spot
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in ukraine, where the death toll continues to rise despite a ceasefire. much of the conflict has been focused around the city of donetsk. these new pictures show the status of the airport there, the terminal building in complete ruins, smoke billowing out of what was the control tower. >> protestors have mostly cleared the streets in hong kong, but are now angry over money given to the city's chief executive. he is accused of secretly accepting more than $6 million from an australian engineering company. he has denied wrongdoing, saying it would pay for a previous job. protestors have been calling for him to step down. >> minnesota vikings star adrian peterson may not be back on the field for a long time. >> he was expected to plead inning to child abuse charges wednesday, but never got the chance. john henry smith joins us now. what happened in court? >> unexpected bit of drama in the beginning of the legal
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process for adrian peterson. the trial's delayed because of a dispute between the prosecutor and judge. that dispute could very well lead to a new judge for this case. peterson appeared in court wednesday, accompanied by his wife, accused of beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. his attorney argued this is typical parenting and peterson never meant to hurt the boy. >> this is a case about parenting decisions, and whether something unfortunate happened when a parenting decision was made by a man who believes strongly and loves his children very much. >> peterson agreed not to have any contact with his son until this case is over. in an odd turn of events, the judge has been asked to recuse himself from the case. the judge apparently made comments about the two lawyers during an unrelated court meeting. he said it was just a joke, but the prosecutors didn't take it lightly. he has filed a motion to remove the judge. the trial is expected to begin december 1. it could take longer if the
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judge is removed. that means it's unlikely the superstar running back adrian peterson will be able to play football again this season. his case is just one of a rash of abuse incidents to hit the nfl in the last two months. i'll tell what you the nfl is doing to try to reduce those numbers in our next hour. >> the family of a new york city teenager is suing the nypd claiming an officer knocked out their son and left him with brain damage. >> mr., it was just a cigarette. oh! >> 17-year-old marielle hamer was stopped back in june. he apparently suspected the teen's cigarette contained marijuana. his family said the teen who pleaded guilty to disorder conduct suffers from headaches, dizziness and memory loss. that along with the high profile deaths of eric garner and michael brown is leading to an
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investigation of police tactics, weighing whether to create a national commission to provide police with more direction especially in cases involving race and police. >> it's become a debate across the country. a story we brought you yesterday, should people have a right to die. a terminally ill woman put out a video that detailed her decision to move to or gone where she can choose to end her life. >> i can't even tell you the amount of relief that it provides me to know that i don't have to dye the way that it's been described to me that my brain tumor would take me. >> the 29-year-old was given six months to live earlier this year because of a malignant brain tumor. oregon passed the death with dignity law in 1997. >> i tell them i respect your religious beliefs, police
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respect mine. >> she had to legally become an oregon medicine. she has medication at the ready when she decides to end her life, which she plans to do on november 1. oregon is just one of four states with right to die laws. we are joined by david levin, the executive director of compassion in new york. opponents see this as assisted suicide. why is it different than that? >> it's very much different than a typical suicide. your typical suicide is committed by a person who continued to live. in this case, the person is going to die. it's only a question of how they're going to die. the typical suicide is committed by a person who is depressed, people in their lives by aid in dying are not depressed. a typical suicide is done impulsively. this is a thoughtful process
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which someone goes through before they make this ultimate decision for themselves. a typical suicide is often done in isolation without anybody knowing about it. this is not done in isolation, but done with family support, with hospice support generally speaking. it's a very good thoughtful process. it's so much different than -- >> i hear you. you disagree. you believe this is the same thing -- >> very much. our deepest sympathy to bit knee at this terrible time, but this is assisted suicide. these terms aid in dying, death with dignity are not recognized by the legal community, by the medical community. in connecticut, we had a court case where the judge explicitly said that our manslaughter substitute includes self killing by people with terminal illness. only people that favor assisted
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suicide say this is somehow different than assisted suicide. >> that's not true of all courts. several states have now passed law that is help people to decide whether to take their own life. >> of our 50 states, there's a very few handful, the cancer society, the american cancer society is opposed to assisted suicide. all the medical professionals are opposed. >> that's not true at all. the american public health association is supportive, the american medical women's association san diego padres aid in dying and in the states where aid in dying is permitted, assisted suicide is actually still illegal. this is considered different. >> because of the mental competency? >> because of the mental competency and the fact that the person is going to die very soon, just as the people who jumped out of the world trade center, we wouldn't say they were committing suicide. >> -- more vulnerable, the
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elderry population. >> this is an individual choice, which every individual who is mentally competent and terminally ill should be able to make. >> is it a matter of morality for you? >> it's a matter of not killing. nobody supports giving this woman or anyone else treatment they don't want. what we're against is killing. it's not just religious people or conservative people. people with disability, advocates against elder abuse. ted kennedy's widow, he died of something similar to what this woman has. ted kennedy's widow was one of the biggest opponents of the assisted suicide in massachusetts. the american medical association said this is assisted suicide in the response to the attempt to further the same argument that it wasn't in the state of connecticut. >> why should the government deprive anybody of this last
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choice for themselves? we make choices all the time and this is an important choice for an individual at the end of their lives. the cancer is killing this woman, she is only going to hasten her death for a very short period of time. she should absolutely have this right. >> an important discussion that's being had nationwide. thank you both for being here. paul. >> same-sex marriage once again before the supreme court. gay unions are temporarily blocked in idaho days after the high court passed on appeals from other states. the justice have not yet indicated whether they're going to take the case from idaho. >> the court will let north carolina implement tighter voting rules in a written order. the justice blocked a lower court decision that would have expanded same day voter registration. the state argued that changing the rules so close to the mid
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term election would have been too difficult for justices. >> let's look at other stories caught in our global net. a 13-year-old girl is ambitious, she has set her eyes on a mission to mars. nasa said she's got a real shot she has started training for the mission expected to happen in 2033. >> how do you start training? what do you do? >> get involved in math. >> we turn to massachusetts, a church trying to track down something that belongs to them. several gargoyles weighing a ton and a half. they were removed for safety reasons from the crumbling building which is now up for sale. >> a pub in the u.k. decided to
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put the kibosh on curse words. i can say kibosh, but there's other words when i can't say. the owner said there is trouble where there is swearing, so he is nipping it in the bud, going after an older, more traditional crowd. i have never been in a u.k. pub when there is not swearing. >> does the swearing come first or the trouble? >> chicken and the egg. or the beer. >> kids at risk for the glory of the game. >> from on field injuries to locker room hazing, high school football programs are under fire coast-to-coast. we'll speak with robert bolland about when safety trumps sports. >> a miracle of science, a bionic arm that allows its user to feel what they are touching or holding. that is one of today's discoveries.
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>> it's time now for one of today's discoveries. a prosthetic limb so advanced, it provides wearers a sense of touch. >> it features nerve interface that plugs into the brain. it's under trial in cleveland. >> researchers say several patients have been using it for more than a year and sharpened their ability to squeeze and feel even delicate foods like eggs and tomatoes. >> after the deaths of three high school football players in one week, there is renewed concern over whether the game is too dangerous. >> we look closer at whether the risks are worth it.
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>> football at stone bridge high school in northern virginia is about the fundamentals. head coach mickey thomson, who started the football program here has over 200 wins and has taken his bulldogs to the state championships. reacting to news of three football-related deaths in a week, the coach wants a safer game, but not at the expense of the sport. >> i'd like to see the game remain intact like it is and make the changes necessary to make it safer. i've had two kids play college football, one's in pro right now. i want it safe for them, also, but i also want to keep the game like it is. >> a linebacker was blocking for a teammate during a running play in the third quarter when he went down. the long island teenager, suffering a head injury was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. >> in north carolina,
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17-year-old linebacker isaiah langston collapsed during pregame warmups. in alabama, another player collapsed on the field following a tackle. he died two days later. the three deaths fueled an ongoing debate about player safety. there was more outrage recently when the university of michigan coach left his quarterback in the game after a big hit left the sophomore struggling to stand up. an average of 12 high school and college players die every year. according to a recent study in the american journal of sports medicine. meanwhile, the number of youth football players appears to be on the decline. >> coach thomson said player safety depends on the coaches. >> is football killing kids? >> no, it's not. if you're a bad high school football coach or bad little league coach, you put your kids in danger. >> while the bulldogs do what they can to prevent catastrophic
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injuries, coach thomson admits there is a risk. heat stroke or cardiac failure occur twice as often as blunt force trauma. according to a report, deaths in football are rare but tragic he events with 17 direct or indirect deaths during the 2013 football season out of 1.1 million high school players. >> robert bolland is a professor of sports management and former agent with clients in the nfl. he joins us this morning. thanks for being here. >> glad to be here. >> we've got three players, three high school players dead in one week. what more can be done to keep these kids safe? >> the deaths probably seem to be unrelated and not cause ally connected to any one thing. when you have three young men dead, otherwise healthy dead,
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you can do more. >> what kind of steps can be taken? >> several things. we should look at the rules of the game right now, the policies, try to do as much as we can to bring health and safety measures, including trainers and then there's a need to improve coaching along the way. some of the pressures from the outside have caused that, too. there used to be four or five levels of high school teams, now with the declining participation numbers, sometimes two levels, which have seniors going up against ninth graders who aren't compared to play against them. >> varsity against j.v. almost. are these deaths going to give parents pause about playing football? >> the biggest challenge as a sport in the united states has been the safety concern of parents. making the game safe is probably the key job of all the people that love the game. yes, i think it's very important. i think allaying the fear of
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concussion, serious injure, heat stroke, all of very, very important. >> we are hearing more about hazing. new jersey high school canceled its season due to bullying. >> it's pervasive in all culture. teens lend themselves to this. there's an exclusive nature and exclusionary nature, you're in or you're out. if you think about our society at particularly schools, it's where cultures mix, people from different ethnic and social groups come together and mix on a sports team far more than the regular class or school setting. >> a french novelist has won the nobel prize in late ar
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literature. >> a wildcat caught in the act, paying a visit to a home. surveillance cameras captured the cat jumping on a car in the driveway. neighbors believe it came from a nearby park. there may be a weather element here. >> besides urban sprawl bringing to more animals in, california is saying it's happening because of the drought situation. sometimes they're looking for water. that particular guy looked like he just wanted to hang out. i used to have cats, they like leaving paw prints on the car, i can't imagine how big those paw
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prints were. >> we have a super typhoon on the other side of the world, making its way slowly toward japan. this had winds up to 180 miles per hour, making it the strongest storm anywhere in the world yet this year. it's start to go lose a little intensity, winds 155 right now, putting it on the cusp of a cat five. look at the circulation. all right starting to impact islands by tomorrow and probably a mainland over the weekend. that's not the only one. we have a tropical storm almost on the cusp of a typhoon or what we would call a hurricane heading to india over the weekend, could be a kathy and this is a populated area, so two that we are watching. >> finding a different kind of sanctuary in church. one house of worship is helping an undocumented immigrant avoid deportation. >> women on the front lines, why
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>> kentucky, a state that's hurting economically. >> when the mines shut down it affects other businesses too you know, it hurts everything. >> some say it's time for a change. >> mitch has been in there so long. >> while others want to stay the course. >> all the way mitch! you know exactly what these
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people needs in kentucky. >> communities trying to cope. what does the future hold? >> the economy, the struggling coal industry and healthcare are all impacting their vote. >> "america votes 2014 / fed up in kentucky". all this week. only on al jazeera america. >> breaking news, the body of the first person to die of ebola in the u.s. has been cremated. officials are stepping up efforts to screen passengers at u.s. airports. >> unrealistic, that's what turkey's foreign minister is saying about a ground offensive at u.s. officials press turkey to do more in the fight against isil. >> fresh tensions erupting in st. louis as residents take to
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the streets to express anger following the deadly shooting of a teen by police. >> protecting your personal information from the federal government. the war that tech companies waging and the price their paying over that data. >> good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm paul beban. we are learning new details officials took to dispose of the body of thomas eric duncan, the first 14 die of ebola on u.s. soil after coming to this country from liberia. >> the u.s. is sending another 100 marines to liberia to move supplies and troops, the number of ebola cases there nearly 4,000. >> the c.d.c. is going to start screening passengers when they arrive at some u.s. airports. those begin this weekend. >> john is live at j.f.k.
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airport here in new york. good morning. j.f.k.'s not the only airport these stepped up screenings will take place, right? >> that's absolutely right. four our airports around the country will be taking part in this pros. they begin next week, but j.f.k. will begin on saturday, the new medical screens procedures. take a look. >> we are stepping up protection for people coming into this country and for americans related to travel. >> the five airports are dull less, john f kennedy, o'hare, hartsfield and newark airport in new jersey. it will be implemented to the department of homeland security. >> the enhanced screening will consist of targeted questions, temperature checks and collection of contact information of travelers from
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the three affected countries entering the united states at the five airports. >> the focus will be giving each traveler a pocket of information about ebola, observe them for symptoms and if a traveler has a fever, the c.p.p. agent will refer them to the centers for disease control. president obama said the death of the dallas patient was proof there was no time to waste implementing the new system. he said as we saw in dallas, we don't have a lot of margin for error. if we don't follow protocols and procedures put in place, we're putting folks in our communities at risk. >> the new rules will apply to 150 passengers a day. the c.d.c. leader continues to resist calls for a west africa travel ban. >> it makes it extremely
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difficult to respond to the outbreak, makes it hard to get health workers in, because they can't get out. >> the five airports that we mentioned in that report, they've been chosen, because 90% of the passenger traffic coming in from west africa comes into these five airports. the busiest airport is in atlanta, this one in j.f.k., busiest for the foreigners coming in. >> tell us more about how they are doing the screening? >> they're going to do a couple of things. we're in unchartered waters here. this is the first time it's ever been done. one key thing that will happen is cusps and border protection are going to take the temperature of incoming passengers and they're going to do that with what amountion to a hand held gun, firing a laser beam at the fred of the incoming passenger and they can tell
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whether a person has a fever or not. the in cubbation period is between six and 21 days. you don't have to have a fever to have the disease. one of the other key things that they're going to be doing is to take detailed descriptions of who these people are visiting, phone numbers, addresses, contact names, and they will be followed up. what happened to com mass duncan, where he was left alone, should not happen to people coming in from west africa anymore during this crisis. >> although, he did not have a fever when he landed. john live for us at j.f.k., thank you. >> tell us about breaking news in dallas, what are officials saying about duncan's cremation? >> an official confirmed this morning that shortly after duncan's death yesterday morning, his body was cremated. that follows with c.d.c. guidelines that recommend that
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the body not be handled too much after the death, because that infection continues to be rom pant and the potential risk exposure too high. we spoke with part of the ebola response team about that potential risk expose hour while ago. >> around bodies, have the fluids, the blood, and those things are contagious and we have seen situations occurring where people are getting infected from being in contact with the bodies. we know from experience in west africa that this is a significant risk. >> the c.d.c. also recommends avoiding a postmortem autopsy. it did not happen in this case. the c.d.c. says there are several ways that the body can be handled, put in a hermetically sealed casket, but also cremation.
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it does not mandate these things but we were told by a spokesman that the family was not given an option, they were told cremation would be necessary. >> how does duncan's death affect the freelance cameraman who's trying to recover from ebola in nebraska right now? >> well, clearly there are similarities and differences in these two cases. both of them were treated or are being treated with an investigational drug they were using on duncan. there were differences in terms of how quickly he was diagnosed, also differences in alternative treatments. we know dr. brantley, one of the other ebola survivors has donated blood. he had a matched blood type and that transfusion, possibly the antibodies in his blood could kickstart his immune system, something we did not see in the
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case of duncan. these cases are being handled somewhat differently than we've seen in the past. >> turkey is pushing back on calls that it take military action to help protect kobane from isil fighters, the foreign minister calling it unrealistic that turkey lead a ground operation on its own. >> activists say isil controls a third of kobane. u.s. and turkish firms are now discussing a plan to create a buffer zone along the syrian border. >> at least 11 bombing runs in and around the syrian town of kobane on tuesday and wednesday. u.s. and allied fighter jets launching an 11th hour effort to take out isil fighters. with residents seeking refuge in turkey, the turkish president wants the u.s. to do more. he wants a buffer zone inside
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syria to send the reef gees back and to protect turkey from an isil attack. the french president endorsed the idea wednesday. the u.s. secretary of state seemed open he to the idea. >> if syrian citizens can return to syria, and be protected in an area across the border, there's a lot that would commend that, but at the same time, you'd have to guarantee safety, guarantee there wouldn't be attacks by the government, other things would have to happen. it needs a thorough examination. we're all in favor of looking at this closely. >> kerry's comments appeared to be out of step with the rest of the obama administration. for weeks, the u.s. military and the white house have pushed back against the turkish proposal, calling it a distraction from their goal of eliminating isil as a threat. a pentagon spokesperson backed that idea again. >> we know of their interest in this. it is now not on the table as a
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military option that we're considering. that said, it's a topic of continued discussions. >> kerry's spokesperson explained there really isn't a difference of opinion among u.s. policy makers. >> while we're not considering the implementation at this time, it doesn't mean we are not continuing discussions about a range of options, including proposals and ideas that a range of countries out there have proposed. >> secretary of state john kerry says the special envoy on isil will discuss the border idea with turkish officials. officials here say don't expect any decisions on this or other proposals to protect syrians and iraqi's trying to flee isil fighters. that is because they say this is going to be a long fight. aljazeera, the state department. >> another development, u special enjoy john allen is in turkey. what message is he plan to go
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deliver to the turkish president? >> the upon the gone is saying that general allen will not ask for military demands, any specific demands of turkey in what they do. we know the u.s. government desperately wants turkey to get more involved in the action against isil in syria and iraq, but primarily in syria. meantime, the u.s. secretary general met with the turkish foreign minister today. after that meeting, he said it's important that the whole international community stay united in its long term fight against isil. >> i welcome the decisive actions taken by the united states with many allies and partners. i welcome the recent vote in the turkish parliament for a more active role of turkey in the crisis. >> in fact, the turkish parliament has voted to take action against isil, but at this
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point, it does not look like that will be any ground troops or anything like that. the turkish foreign minister saying they are not going to go in on the ground on their own into syria. >> as turkey faces this pressure to join the fight, the u.s. has been conducting airstrikes in kobane. what is the pentagon as ing about these latest strikes? >> it is likely those will continue. they're trying to slow the advance of isil. the pentagon is admitting and saying that airstrikes alone are not likely to save this town, which is under vicious attack from isil forces. the administration is also pointing out that as tough as it is to see what's going on in isil and the siege on that town one have to keep in mind the strategic objectives of the u.s. operation. that is really to get at the command and control centers are isil in syria. it is not to save one town. it's difficult to watch, but the pentagon is trying to slow the advance, but doesn't think it can save this town.
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>> lisa stark for us in washington, thank you. >> coming up at eye 50:00, we'll take a closer look at the special group of kurdish women on the front lines in the fight against isil. >> the mother of an american being held by isil is reaching out to his captors on twitter, sending a message directed towards the group's leader al baghdadi asking for her son's safe return. she says: >> the group has not responded. >> suicide bombing left many dead in yemen. there's been no claim of responsibility for those attacks. >> police in st. louis are investigating the death of an african-american man at the hands of a white police officer. we have more on the latest on this case. this is sparking some protests
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already. >> tensions high this morning in st. louis, after the shooting death of a black man at the hands of a white police officer. that suspect was gunned down after he opened fire on the officer. the shooting sparked angry protests in the streets of st. louis last night. the officer was in uniform, but off duty, working a side security job. authorities say he approached a group of young men and when they ran, the 18-year-old suspect fired three shots at the officer who then returned fire with nearly 20 shots, killing the teenager. the death ignited protests almost immediately. you can see some taking out their frustration on a nearby police unit. >> i know emotions are high and tensions high, but the reality is what we've seen or what the evidence tells me right now is an individual pointed a gun at a police officer, fired at least three rounds and continued to
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pull the trigger. >> the scene of the shooting is about 16 miles away from ferguson, where michael brown, an unarmed black teen was shot and killed bay white officer. to mark the two months since that deadly police shooting, protestors holding a series of events highlighting police violence, starting with a vigil later today in ferguson. >> thank you. >> cases like this one in st. louis and nearby ferguson are of course among those prompting attorney general eric holder to review how police officers do their jobs. the justice department is working with major police associations across the country to conduct a brought review of the policing tactics, techniques and training. the department is weighing the creation of a national commission to provide more direction on these cases involving race and policing. we'll look forward to that. >> two strong storms churning in the pacific set to slam do land. >> they don't have hurricane hunters like you in this part of the world. how do they gauge the strength?
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>> my military job, air force reserve job in the united states, we fly into tropical storms and take measurements. the u.s. is the only one that does that. you are looking at this storm, and its symmetry and what the eye looks like to measure the wind speeds. you can look at the satellite enhancement. you can see the brighter colors, that means higher into the atmosphere, another sign of development. they take all of that picture using satellite interpretation and based on those estimates, winds 180 miles per hour with the storm yesterday, now at 155, weekenning, still a super typhoon. water temperatures, see this dip, this is where the last typhoon went by. it turned up colder water. that will help this storm lose intensity, but still expected to be a typhoon when it makes landfall later this week and into the weekend. >> still on defense, nfl owners
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coming together to tackle the problem of domestic abuse plaguing the league. up next, new details the league is trying to put into play. >> one church giving sanctuary to undocumented migrants. how one family is able to stay together, thanks to this church opening its doors. >> a wild storm system tearing through one new england town, the birdseye view of the damage and other videos captured by our citizen journalists.
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>> time for videos captured by citizen journalists around the world. 2,000 students taking to the streets of barcelona, spain, pushing for an independence referendum, following a ruling which threatens to derail that vote. >> residents in east hampton, massachusetts cleaning up after a strong mike crowe burst tore through the area. one resident using a drone to capture the damage, trees ripped out of the ground, tossed across the roads. nobody hurt.
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>> tax as i drivers in washington, d.c. blocking traffic over popular ride sharing programs, around 100 drivers slowed traffic on pennsylvania avenue, just outside the mayor's office. the drivers are calling for the city council to put services like uber and lift under the same rules as taxi companies. >> all 32 nfl owners got together wednesday for the first time since the rash of domestic violence scandals put a cloud over the league. >> roger goodell confirming that was the hot topic of conversation as the league investigates how to fix the problem. >> the commissioner admitted mishandling the ray rice domestic abuse scandal and pledged that the league would get its house in order. yesterday's meeting was a part of that process. >> for three and a half hours wednesday, nfl owners and
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commissioner roger goodell spoke about making changes to the league's personal conduct policy in the wake of a rash of domestic abuse scandals affecting some of the league's highest profile players. >> i said everything's on the table. >> the economister said every player will participate in domestic abuse education sessions over the next few weeks, including watching a video by former baltimore colt lineman joe ermin. his video exhorting players to understand and combat the evils of domestic abuse, kicking off the personal conduct portion of wednesday's meeting. besides education, they talked about punishment. >> what we want to do is make sure we have a policy that's clear, strong that we're not going to accept this kind of
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behavior and that the punishment should be clear and as swift as possible. >> will it be the historically iron-50ed goodell dealing out those punishments? owners have considered taking some of his power to punish away. >> we've been debating internally for well over a year whether there's a better process. i believe the ownership feels that is something that is very important for the commissioner to retain that authority. >> goodell says the league and player's association will continue to negotiate improvements to the league's personal conduct and drug policies. he intends on announcing changes close to february 1, the date of the next superbowl. >> this morning, a texas man is waking up free for the first time in nine years. he had his 2008 murder conviction overturned on wednesday. the aclu said his court
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appointed lawyers failed to note that he was nowhere near the tes when the child of his then girlfriend was killed. >> 43 students in mexico who have gone missing. they werprotestors want an inven into the disappearance. they are believed to have been massacred by gang members and police. >> immigration activists are returning to a sanctuary movement, using churches as refuge. >> 14,000 undocumented immigrants back in the 1980's were involved. an arizona man is using his church for shelter now. ♪ >> francisco perez cordoba is seeking salvation, but unlike
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the small group, he can't leave the church at the end of the service. >> how long are you prepared to stay in this church? >> i have no idea how long it's going to be. i have no other options. >> no other options because he is facing deportation back to mexico. while his lawyer tries to halt the proceedings, he has taken sanctuary in the church. >> why should you be allowed to stay? you don't have papers. why shouldn't you be deported? >> it's very long story, but -- >> give me a reason why you think he should be able to stay in the united states. >> the reason is i think my kids, my family. i have five kids there, who are u.s. citizens. i no have any record criminal. >> since late september, he's been living here. >> it is a place where i sleep. >> hiding in plain sight from
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immigration authorities who are unlikely to take action. the 2011 policy document, known as the mother 10 memo issued by then ice director john morton states that deportation orders would not be carried out at sensitive locations, such as schools and churches, unless prior approval is obtained. the pastor said francisco can stay at his church for as long ago it takes. >> why is the church basically giving him a hiding place? >> first of all, because families should stay together. our policies in the united states should never be to divide families. >> sanctuary isn't without sacrifice. attempt to say keep the family together have temporarily torn them apart. francisco's wife and five children live in this trailer, only about 10 miles away from the church. it's close, but he can't come visit. the risk of returning home is far too great. if he were caught, he would
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immediately be deported without the chance to even say goodbye. >> confined to the church, his family must come to him. >> my children need their father in the home. >> the sanctuary movement was pioneered in the 1980's. the pastor said offering a safe haven for migrants is a the right thing to do, especially now. >> it's devastating that folks like francisco that have been waiting on the president to do something, he promised he would do something, he promised. he promised he would. then he said i'm sorry, i can't act now. >> earlier this year, daniel, an undocumented migrant living in tucson was issued a one year stay of his deportation after a month in sanctuary, giving hope to francisco and others that their prayers will be answered, too. >> i hope it's tomorrow they come and they say hey, everything is ok. everything is over, but i don't
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know how long it's going to be. >> jennifer london, aljazeera, tucson, arizona. >> the sanctuary movement not just in arizona, but california, oregon and illinois. >> a story we're going to be following. >> tropical storm storm simon causing problems across the u.s. >> this is diminished, just remnants now, but that remnant moisture that moved up from the specific was enough to cause flooding in tucson as rain moved through arizona. we're dealing with the rain in arizona today, but back to the radar, it is moving its way interior into colorado, seeing more of that, and we'll continue to migrate into the u.s. we already have a front in this area that it's going to link up with, so more moisture into an area that's seen wet weather. you've got some of that today, places like missouri getting the heavy rain. you can see the new botch of moisture on the way, it's going
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to be a soggy day. watch for more flash flooding areas. a piece of that could move into the northeast tomorrow. >> southeast or southwest still needs some rain. thank you. >> the u.s. steps up passenger screening a the death of an ebola patient in dallas. up next, an infectors disease specialist joins us. >> one of the most closely watched races of the mid term elections, seeing millions of dollars flooding in. why outside money could actually be money well spent in determines who will take control of the senate next year. >> a multi-billion dollar war effort, a stance to reassure data is protected.
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>> discussing the impact of ebola on countries around the world. ahead, some of the biggest tech companies are taking on uncle sam about access to your information by the government. >> women are fighting to stop the spread of isil overseas. >> another ally has joined the fight against isil in iraq. an australian f18 dropping bombs on an isil facility in northern iraq, this as the pentagon warns airstrikes alone my nat save kobane. >> officials in yemen say a suicide bombing happened at a check point. another hit troops in the south. no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. >> the body of ebola victim thomas eric duncan has been cremated.
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he died wednesday in dallas. starting this weekend, the c.d.c. said ebola screenings will be increased at airports. passengers arriving from west africa will be checked for virus symptoms. we have more on the steps the government is taking to stop the spread of ebola. >> 3,742 people have died from ebola in west africa. in the united states, all the focus is on one man, thomas duncan, the first to die of the disease inside the united states. now the white house announced increased measures to try to stop the spread of the disease. potential patients from sierra leone, guinea and liberia who fly into major airports will be questioned, have their temperatures checked. that wouldn't have stopped duncan. he didn't have symptoms when arriving and turned away from the hospital after his first visit, raising questions about how prepared the u.s. really is.
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the white house response. >> they should not be worried. >> the doctors in charge of the effort sounded a more cautious note. >> as long as ebola continues to spread, we can't make it be zero here. we wish we could. >> 100 marines will soon arrive, bringing the total number of u.s. personnel to 452. the u.s. president says their mission is clear. >> our military is essentially building an infrastructure that does not exist in order to facilitate the transport of personnel and equipment and supplies. >> he wants other country to say help, but his secretary of state with props and harsh words criticized the majority of other countries for note doing enough. >> we need more nation, every nation has an ability to do something on this challenge. >> the ebola outbreak has been spreading for months. but the fear of it is just now
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begin to go spread across the u.s. aljazeera, washington. >> for more on the ebola outbreak, we turn to a professor of infectious diseases at florida international university. she joins us from miami. dr. marty, thank you. you were recently in nigeria working with the world health organization to secure ports of entry in and out of the country to contain ebola. do you think nerve successful? >> in nigeria, they've been very successful and the screening method was extremely deep and thorough. is. it still is. they are on going, every single day. >> the u.s. is going to begin screening passengers arrivalling from west africa at j.t.k. this weekend, other airports coming up. but not from nigeria.
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is that because the screening program is working? >> not only because it is working, but also because in nigeria, we were able to extinguish the outbreak, so there have been not been new cases of ebola in nigeria for weeks. >> tell me about your impression there of nigeria's response. obviously it's quite a bit more different, more resources than nearby countries. >> the nigerian government was extremely interested immediately in trying to resolve the problem in its country. the nigerian government called for international help immediately. it did not have all the resources it needed, but with the donations that they received from a variety of different wonderful contributors and the help of the international community, they were able to solve the problem there. >> one of the resource issues we've heard about are safe suits, suits designed to protect people from contracting the
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virus. there is a buddy system when taking off these suits. >> the thing to consider here that is for every person you want in one of these suits out treating people, you're going to need a second person also trained in the use of the suit to get that person out of it. that buddy system is essential, doctors say in creating the kind of ritualized process that's going to keep me from being infected. >> you can see how hot jay got there. it's difficult to keep yourself from sweating, wanting to wipe your brow when you're coming out of that suit. tell us about the procedures to follow. >> you've alluded to the fact right there, you do have to have to buddy to take it off. there are parts of the suits that we don't touch, ever. we have devices to take the boots off as to any human being touching them. before you begin the process of removing the suit, it is sprayed
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with chlorine, extensively and allowed to dry a little bit, to decrease the infection risk. >> we heard maybe that's how the nurse in spain contracted the virus from a suit. >> $32.6 billion is what the united nations warns will be the cost to west africa if ebola keeps spreading. the world bank said unless the virus is contained, it could be catastrophic for their economies. >> mali officials are asking the u.n. to send a rapid reaction team because of attacks in the northern part of the country amid violence targeting a piece keeping mission. 31 piece keepers have been killed serving in this area. >> a new round of coalition airstrikes targeting isil fighters in iraq. australia has made its first
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hit, dropping two bombs into an islamic state facility overnight. isil fighters are making a move on an isolated town north of baghdad. taking the town could cut off a strategic supply line. >> it might not look like much, but this makeshift bridge has become a strategic point. if this bridge goes, the area will be exposed to an isil take over. they've already blown up a permanent bridge. isil fighters have moved to isolate it from the rest of iraq. everyone here wants to stop that from happening. >> we are the local fighters. we are ready to fight. we have been attacked by isil over that orchard, but managed to foil the attack and by the help of god, we are still resisting and we have not slept for two days already. >> if the area falls, that cuts
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off the province from the rest of the country. there have been coalition airstrikes in the area, but they haven't dented isil's advance. there is another town that's gearing up to fight and local residents there are worried. >> inside that town, they already know what it is to fight. they've repelled isil fighters for weeks now, but they say in the last 72 hours, isil have advanced quickly and they're getting even closer. if they take these two towns, then iraq's supply lines between baghdad and the north will be cut. no supply lines and iraq's fight with isil gets a lot tougher. >> now live from baghdad, as you just mentioned, isil fighters getting closer to baghdad. how is the iraqi army and the
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coalition forces fighting isil there? >> the army doesn't have enough troops on the ground to be everywhere they need to be. a lot of the roads the troops would need to rejoin their units have been cut off. some of them are in isil territory, so moving soldiers around is very difficult. that's really the challenge that iraq's army faces. it needs to get troops out of the big barracks into the major metro areas and get them to the places where the fight is taking place. they can't get there. the other big issue they face is absenteeism, there are alarming number of iraq soldiers who haven't joined their units for one reason or another. many have dissipated into the countryside and the iraqi's don't know where they are. there are problems confounded by got fact that the iraqi army doesn't have the weaponry to fight isil. then you've got coalition airstrikes. they can only go so far.
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we've seen this over the last month, isil has been disrupted. they haven't in president obama's words been degraded yet, because airstrikes simply are not enough. >> australia dropping their first bombs on isil overnight in iraq. canada days ago joined the coalition. do you expect a boost in airstrikes in the coming days? >> increasingly, i'm speak to go more and more people in the defense security establishment here in iraq, who are now wondering out loud what is the point of having all of these airstrikes in iraq when you're not getting those ground troops in and clearing isil fighters. isil still control huge swaths of territory of iraq and the airstrikes are crucial, what the iraqis are now looking for and will say to the americans is we
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need much more close support aircraft, aircraft that would allow our troops to move on the ground. >> we were talking about apaches to start to be used in fallujah. >> in hong kong, student protest leaders were set to meet with government officials. those talks were unexpectedly canceled. the reason according to one government official, they would not be constructive. massive pro democracy rallies have paralyzed hong kong for days, but the protests have dwindled recently because of promised talks. >> in ukraine, the fighting has left the donetsk airport in ruins. the terminal building is completely destroyed, smoke still billowing from the remains of the control tower. 331 people have been killed. >> russia's parliament is
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getting close to pass ago new law that would allow the seizure of foreign assets inside the country to pay compensation for those penalized by the western sanctions. >> back in this country, mid term elections approaching where a handful of states could tilt the balance of power in congress. one of those key states is kentucky, senate race there on track to be the most expensive in u.s. history. >> as libby casey reports. much of that is thanks to outside money, some kept entirely quiet from public eyes. >> everywhere you go in kentucky, political ads blast the airwaves. on t.v. alone, kentuckians have sat through almost 500 hours of political commercials. fire hundred hours of mud slinging, self promoting and skeet shooting for just one
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race. the tight battle between republican senate leader mitch mcconnell and allison grymes. >> how much does an ad like that cost? >> last week we spent a million dollars for a week's buy and this week $1.1 million. >> it requires massive sums of money and half comes from grooms outside kentucky with no connection to the campaigns. in fact, it's impossible dew even trace millions of those dollars. louisville political operative scott jennings agreed to pull back the curtain a bit, jennings works for two outside groups laser focused on keeping senator mcconnell in office. >> the advertising we've been able to do has made a difference in altering the political and public affairs discourse in the last several months. we ever different donors from all over the place. both campaigns do, as well. >> the two groups jennings work for have sunk $10 million and
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counting into kentucky. one has a texas oil company as a donor and big money private equity firms in connecticut and new york. they bet the pro business mcconnell will have more influence if he rises to majority leader. the other group is funded with what's known as dark money. it doesn't have to say who gave the cash. even people in kentucky are literally in the dark about who is trying to influence their votes and why. >> it goes to show you just how important the race really is. we are fighting a race here in kentucky that has national implications. if mitch mcconnell wins, he is most likely going to be the majority leader. >> ifal lon grymes wins, democrats will topple the senate's most powerful republican. >> what if politicians started gambling with benefits by risking social security in the stock market. that's exactly what mitch mcconnell voled to do. >> you listen to the commercials and it soft of confuses you. >> angela few gate's vote could
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determine which party controls the senate, affecting policies for years to come. outside groups have spent more than $24 million in kentucky. dark money alone has topped $10 million. most of the dark money pouring in, 82%, has been used against allison grymes. do the math and outside groups have spent $16 on each voter, but candidates are happy to let outsiders and their money into kentucky if it gives them an edge. libby casey, louisville, kentucky. >> coming up tonight, libby takes us to one kentucky town redefining itself in a post coal economy. that's on america votes at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. eastern. >> be sure to tune in for our special, fed up in kentucky. that is friday night at 11:30 p.m. eastern time. >> female fighters on the front lines against isil.
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>> an all female kurdish military force is trying to stop isil. >> one measure man is willing to trade his home for a new iphone. up next, we'll tell you the catch and what's inside the house.
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>> you are taking a live look at a meeting at the world bank in washington. officials there discussing the impact of ebola on africa and countries around the world, some very strong statements from leaders gathered there. the president of the world bank says the fate of africa is at stake. c.d.c. head thomas freeden said ebola could be another aids epidemic. >> as coalition airstrikes continue against isil in syria and iraq, thousands are kurdish women are on the front lines. our own correspondent spent time with them. he got this footage.
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there are more than 7,000 members of the so-called ypj. they are fighting to stop isil and the assad regime in syria. photo journalist spent a week with them and joins us now. the turkish president has described some of these women at terrorists. how would you describe them through your lens? >> my personal take, you know, i didn't see any sort of traits that i felt qualified them at terrorists. a lot of them range in age from 18 to their early 30's. they are young, bright, courageous women who have joined the ypj to defend their homeland and protect their families. >> you went over there and took
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beautiful photographs. i want to show some of those on our screen. these women are actually on the front lines in cases, in fact, recently one of them explode add grenade, killing a dozen isil fighters. did they seem as fierce in person? did they seem as brave as they appear to be on the front lines? >> i didn't witness any of them in combat. most of the time i spent with them was photographing and documenting their daily life at a military base that was not on the front line, but they, you know, the motto means friendship. these women hold very high standards for how they treat one another. there's a lot of morals and ethics that they're taught and that are part of being a soldier
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with the group. >> like a sorority. are they mothers? do they have day jobs? >> this is their day job. they have dedicated their lives to this and most of them are not mothers and most do not have children. >> how are they viewed by society, by other kurds? >> the kurds are a lot of the kurds are very proud of them, especially the syrian kurds. they're community rallies around them, and just as, you know, they seemed very prideful and proud of their women fighters. >> thank you so much for your work. >> at a hearing in palo alto, google chairman said just because the government can do it doesn't mean it should. this hearing comes weeks before congress may vote on something
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called the u.s.a. freedom act, a bipartisan bill that could stop the n.s.a. from collecting americans' phone records. twitter wants changes. it is suing so it can tell users about government surveillance on their accounts. right now, that's prohibited. as we report, twitter is just one company trying to win back trust through transparency. >> it may be the most expensive intelligence leak in u.s. history, a security breach could cost u.s. technology companies anywhere from $22 billion to $100 billion in lost revenue. the losses stem from a technology trust gap created in june, 2013. that's when federal contract employee edward snowden leaked evidence of a secret spy operation known as prism. >> trust has been put at risk. what we've seen since last june is a double digit decline in people's trust in american
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technology companies in key places like brussels and berlin and brazilia. >> the industry is spending billion to say reassure international consumers their data is safe from the n.s.a.'s prior eyes. this month, google will release its new android operating system, a device that automatically enscripts data. this follows hot on the heels of the new iphone six encryption technology. despite increased security measures, the losses racking up. in june, germany dropped verizon os the government's communication provider. the german interior ministry noted the relationship between foreign intelligence agencies and companies as a fact or in the decision. in july, i.b.m. announced a partnership with the state owned up start, following an intensive marketing campaign by the
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chinese company. with the catch praise eye to eye, it called leaders to move their business, citing u.s. cyber aggression. >> we cannot prevent terrorist attacks or cyber threats without some capability to penetrate digital communications. >> in an open letter to the senate this june, the country's largest tech companies acknowledged governments have a duty to protect their citizens, and yet they continue to urge senators to ensure u.s. surveillance efforts are clearly restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight. >> the question is whether we who create technology in the united states who have been in a leadership position in the world will continue to have the opportunity to lead the world by providing our services in a form people can trust. that is what's at stake. >> aljazeera. >> the f.b.i. director said some
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new encryption programs may hinder criminal investigations. it's a contentious issue. >> if you are looking to buy a house in detroit, you may want to check out this deal on the market. one homeowner is looking to swap his two story house for a new iphone six. he originally wanted $5,000 for the house, a huge loss after buying it for $41,000. the owner said he'll take an ipad, iphone, whatever you got, basically 1800 take my house from me. >> i've got an old atari. >> he may take that. let's check on the forecast with nicole. >> we've got things moving on across the country today. that remnant moisture from simon moving through the four corners region is start to go blend into the midwest. missouri, we're already getting rain and then we'll have enhancement from additional moisture coming in.
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i mentioned that front bringing contrast, 59 the high for chicago versus 88 for memphis. you can really see that divide in the temperatures. speaking of tropical. we have not only the super typhoon expected to hit japan over the next couple days, but a tropical storm that's rapidly develop will be an impact for india over the weekend. >> thank you. >> tomorrow morning on aljazeera america, rolling up the welcome mat. some democrats staying away from president obama, because he might be a political liability with the mid term elections just weeks away. that's tomorrow, starting at 7:00. that's it for us here in new york. i'm stephanie sy. >> coming up, the latest on the fighting in kobane, including new details of airstrikes hitting isil overnight. >> our images of the day, people taking part in the fire war ceremony, this is in indonesia.
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>> it's an effort to ward off bad luck and bring courage to those who take part.
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>> welcome to the news our in doha. the u.s. carries out airstrikes in kobane. >> 56 people killed in separate attacks in yemen, the bloodiest day in two years. >> the president of the world bank issues a dire warning on ebola, nothing less than the future of africa could be at stake.