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show you how the miracles of science... >> this is my selfie... what can you tell me about my future? >> ...can effect and surprise us... >> sharks like affection >> tech know, where technology meets humanity... only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton in new york. let's get you caught up on the top stories this hour. the world health organization ups the number of ebola cases as screenings begin at kennedy airport in new york city. a weekend of resistance in st. louis as protesters march against racial bias. i.s.i.l. moves closer to baghdad. in tonight's a deeper look we mark the international day of the girl child with a look at some of the unique obstacles
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girls face around the world. efforts to symptom the ebola advisor from entering the country. it starts in new york city. we'll take you live there in just a moment. also today the world health organization says the number of victims is up to 4033. the virus has killed nearly half of those it infected. in spain a nurse with the disease is fighting the odds. teresa rom romero. remains in serious condition. plus in dallas, the ashes of the man known as patient zero will be buried in a louisiana
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hawnderlouisianalouisianahazard. screenings will take place in newark, new jersey, chicago, atlanta, washington, d.c. and new york. our courtney keely. of joins us. this begs the question, is this enough? >> well thomas critics say it's not enough. and they say not only more measures need to be put in place but these screenings may not be fail-proof. people may lie on the screening forms, take temperature reducing drugs p before traveling. passengers will be screened for signs of illness, high temperatures regardless whether
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they were checked on departure. they will leave contact details so they can be contacted earlier if necessary. at a press conference at jfk many a top official at centers for disease control said this is only some measure of what must be taken. >> one part of a multilayered approach. already there's 100% of the travelers are being screened on exit. no port of exit or port of entry or airline response procedure will supplant the need for state and local public health departments clinics, hospitals to be prepared to detect a case might it occur and to rapidly identify, respond, isolate and prevent transmission. >> reporter: any patients suspected of infection will be transferred to new york city's bellevue hospital, it has isolation rooms at the ready. bellevue can treat up to four
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patients at a time. sliding glass doors allow the patients to be monitored without nurses and doctors entering the room. there are nine other isolation rooms ready if they're needed and other public health hospital he have isolation units. doctors and medical staff will wear a surgical body suit boots and surgical mesh over the boots. part of the leave no skin cell uncovered level of preparation. there will be monitors to observe that the gear is put on and taken off according to safety standards and they are sterilizing the gear before they are disposed of as normal medical waste. there are a broad range of hospital disi disinfectants thal be used. 911 operators have also been trained to ask questions to
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identify ebola patients. there are no direct flights here to the u.s. from these three most affected countries. guinea, liberia and sierra leone. but the department of homeland security say they can track travelers who stop at multiple stops from europe on their way to the u.s. thomas. >> the department of homeland security, cdc, who exactly are conducting these screenings? >> it is the department of homeland security custom and border protection. now the cdc advises them and interestingly enough, right now the u.s. coast guard is authorized to take temperatures of the screened passengers before they put in a contracted expert medical staff in place thomas. >> quickly before you go courtney, another new york airport, workers who cleaned cabins walked off the job said they weren't trained to handle potential hazardous waste.
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has that issue been solved at all? >> not quite. la guardia doesn't see these flights. they are not unioned, they didn't have enough protected gear, which highlights the problem that people will need all sorts of training and protective gear. one union that has airport cleaners that clean these airlines at different airnlts in the areairportsin the area say e starting to get protective gear for them. >> cowrnlt, thancourtney, thank. officials say the virus will not be under control no. 'til each infected person infects less than one other person. jake ward reports. >> on wednesday, the reported three different numbers, 70, 70, and 60.
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no one should be infected while preparing the dead to be buried and no one should be touching the dead. 70% should be in treatment within 60 days. at the moment only 18% of infected people are in treatment centers. we are nowhere near where we need to be. by this math we need between 10,000 and 15,000 in treatment now. if we don't do anything, that number will go up to 45,000 to 50,000 people. in two months that number will become more than 100,000 people. >> once again our jake ward. an nbc news crew is under mandatory quarantine although no one worked with ashoka mukpo. officials is say he is imroive
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improving. officials say they violated a mandatory order. a child, 21 month old madeline reed died yesterday.she had been on life support since mid september. children in 45 states have come down with the virus. last week a four-year-old boy in new jersey also died from enterovirus d-68. they're calling it a weekend of resistance. hundreds of people are marching in st. louis, missouri, protesting what they say is racial bias within the local government. shia britanzi reports. >> it is called the weekend of resistance in and around st.
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louis. another highly organized and carefully conceived campaign looking for justice not split in st. louis but around the country. >> yes, there are the demonstrations but there are also seminars examining race gender economy and the law, the u.s.'s labor unions representing millions of also mobilized to analyze what is at the root of the killing of young black men by the police. aalicia garza says, new alliancs and strategies building on the old. >> part of what we see on television is movement but this started with rodney king or before. what we see is advance on decades of organizing and movement building that are really trying to center the role of police and state vinyls against blacks in the
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communities. of -- viebles ar violence againt blacks in the community. >> shia britanzi, al jazeera, st. louis. at least 50 people were killed across baghdad. the attacks were mostly in shia neighborhoods. they occurred in many public areas, one car bomb detonated near an ice cream shop, another near a market. now to the fight against i.s.i.l. the group is making gains on two fronts. in iraq's anbar province, in kobani on the turkey-syria border where the u.n. says 1 12,000 civilians mostl mostly ss are trapped. kurdish forces were able to push back a predawn attack with the
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help of pro-cushtd forces. curv- kurdish forces. stephanie decker reports. >> ypg, the kurdish group fighting i.s.i.l. in kobani are laid to rest in turkey. >> these two people will be buried today were taken to hospital. here in turkey. where they were injured. nine have lost their lives. >> reporter: on saturday the nonstop sound of that standoff now tell us there's a fierce fight underway. there have been more coalition strikes here but this is a battle far from over. turkey's military has a strong presence here along kobani's border, you can see one of the tank formations here.
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but it is the source of anger, that the military hasn't done anything to get involved in the fight against i.s.i.l. the fight for kobani has become hugely symbolic for the kurds. >> we as kurdish people are for kobani. we want to prevent i.s. from taking ammunition from this site. >> the mourners have now gone. this is not where these fighters would want to be buried and citizens say one day they will be taken to kobani to be finally laid to rest at home. no one knows when that might be. stephanie decker, in the turkish border. >> zena hoder has the latest in
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erbil. >> in order to prevent i.s.i.l. from taking control over the province of anbar, a very strategic province in the west of iraq that borders syria. if i.s.i.l. is able to take control of anbar it will have an open supply line between its two strong holds in syria and iraq. it will be at the door steps of the iraq capital. anbar is also strategic because there are a lot of army installations there have been air strikes but those air strikes have not reversed the momentum on the ground. air power as well as the iraqi army, they will not be able to stop the group, they are going to need the support of the population. this is a sunni province and people have so far, yes there are some tribes that are fighting alongside the government but the majority of the people haven't decided to take up arms against i.s.i.l. they're going to need their support but right now sunni
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opposition leaders are saying why should we help the government get rid of i.s.i.l. when, when they leaves, all who replaces them are shia publis m. >> ban ki-moon went to turkey, to end fighting among rebel militias. fighting for control and a share of the country's oil reserves. mainland japan is bracing for its strongest typhoon this year. rain and strong winds have already hammered oklahoma gnaw e south. >> it's gradually getting weaker in the days ahead.
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but 6 to 10 inches above the area, from tiefn fanson did weaken as well. but this particular vonfong as we watch the approach, we have already had rainfall totals up to 10 inches for a couple different areas here. okinawa had the highest sustained wind winds , they aret 25 miles an hour now with this typhoon and when we equate that to hurricane strength it's barely at category 1 strength. that doesn't matter. when we talk about this much rain on top of rainfall in the previous period we're going to have quite a bit of flooding. india, wind speeds with this tropical cyclone housing and
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urban development is uhudhud, un nepal in the mountains. >> rebecca, thank you. the dow lost all the gains it grew this year, a look at the economies around the world appear to be hitting the brakes. also ahead, she has 29 years old and only days to live. a heartbreaking choice she made. how this cancer patient is raising awareness about a person's right to die. and in our weekly segment a deeper look, the plight of young girls around the world, not being able to go to school, to being sold into slavery, we'll talk about what changes need to be done. stay with us.
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>> welcome back. it's saturday night and time to take a deeper look. today is international day of the girl child, a resolution adopt ed by the united nations
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three years ago, marking this date each year to recognize girls rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. it's fitting then that this year's nobel peace prize was awarded for work in protecting children worldwide. here is richelle carey with more. >> malala yousafzai and for the right of all children to education. at 17 years old, malala is the youngest recipient ever and found out in a way none of her predecessors had. >> i was in my chems class and we were studying about electrolysis. >> while sataurh deadly challenges so many children particularly girls, face around
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the world in getting something as basic as an education. whether it's the kidnapping of 200 school girls in nigeria by boko haram -- for daring to go to school -- or the shooting of malala by the pakistani taliban in 2012 as she rode the bus to class in swat valley. the act of going to school for girls around the world literally put their lives at risk. >> one child one teacher one book and one pen can change the world. >> reporter: getting a safe education is not the only challenge girls face. honor killings still occur in many parts of the world. in june of this year a young woman was stoned to death in pakistan by her family for marrying the man she loved. >> how could they let this happen? i think this shows the society has become so sick! >> in afghanistan, recently
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executed five men for gang rape. a united nations report released in early october found i.s.i.l. militants abducted up to 500 women and girls from a village in southern kurdistan in august and sent some of them to i.s.i.l. fighters to be sex slaves. women and girls are bought for price tags. the buyers are mostly youth from the local communities. apparently i.s.i.l. was selling these yazidi women to the youth as a means of inducing them to join their ranks. the actual awards are handed out on december 10th, the anniversary of alfred nobel's death. richelle carey, al jazeera. >> we have a lot to talk about. pamela shipman the executive director of the novo foundation. ladies great to have you with us. >> thank you. >> i want to start with you
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ms. gernholz. this is a real movement. >> i think it is. this is the third international day of the girl so this is a real momentum around recognizing the needs of girls, particularly adolescent girls and trying to make sure that their rights are met. >> ms. shipman, you had a big smile on your case, how encouraging is it for the nobel committee to recognize the efforts? >> it is unbelievably inspiring. when we think about the situation for girls, what happened to malala three years ago, that could happen now. the condition for girls wh where they are vulnerable to violence all around the world, that has not change. we need to celebrate her leadership which is tremendous and also we need to resolve to fight even harder to end the violence that is plaguing girls
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all over the world including here in the u.s. >> you bring up a good point. how much has changed since the u.n. resolution? >> it is a very short:00, three years, to see the massive change that is needed to make sure girls live lives that are safe that gives them the dignity they deserve. what the resolution has done is highlighted what the problem is. we need to see change on the ground change at a political level but as pamela said, there is a lot still to be done. >> what is the greatest inequalities facing girls? >> one of the biggest things is child marriage. it's been invisible for a long time but it affects 14 million women and girls, married as children and child marriage has a hugely detrimental impact on all aspects of woman and girls lives. it ends their education, often end with croppic reproductive
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health issues, child marriage and violence. a young woman in yemen we spoke to talked about dying twice, once when you actually die and once when you are married as a child. and i think for me that really summed up what the real issues around child marriage. >> how do you change that mindset? because a lot of families it's about religion. they would rather have the girls out of school and married young. >> you know i think one of the ways we change mind sets is actually listening to girls and listening to those who are most affected. i think girls often have the solutions themselves. if we ask them and listen to them they have the power to change societies. and i think we don't do that enough as we need to. i think another way we have to think about shifting attitudes is we have to put money towards these problems. when we look at the resources that are going towards the problems facing adolescent girls
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it is minute compared to the problem. internationally, we look at international development budgets and how much is going to girls? less than 2%. i work in a foundation, 7% is going to women and girls, even though we know the problems are serious, they are totally linked to every other problem. if we're interested in health education, we need to invest in girls and women also. that changes everything. >> 31 million school age girls aren't in school. >> and i think you know, one of the big challenges is, making sure that girls not only get to school but that they can stay in school. so we've made a lot of progress over the last 15 years with the millenium development goals in terms of gender parity, but as girls start to transition to secondary schools, you see issue around security, water and
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sanitation for girls who menstruate, who prevent girls from continuing their education and as pamela says it really does call for a huge investment in making sure that the conditions that allow girls to continue school are there. you know you said that you know it's often about parents and it's about religion. but something that's really i think important to realize, the work we did in afghanistan, you would expect there that parents spoke a lot about they didn't feel that their girls should be educated. but when we interviewed them what they did talk about is the risks girls face when they have to walk long distances to school. and the quality of education, they didn't feel it was worth exposing them to that risk, because it wasn't of high quality. parents want to educate their girls but they need the commitment and support and financial assistance to allow them to do that. >> then you have to tackle the conflict in various regions. we're going to continue the
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conversation in a moment. as we reported the conflict, is particularly hard on women and young girls. now the u.n. is warning that there's been a rise in the number of child marriages as a result. here is nasreen al shamela in jordan. >> isn't the syrian girl's real name. she was 13 when she got married, now 16, and a child of her own. her family was forced to marry her off, she had to drop out of school in the ninth grade. >> i advise any young girl to get an education and not take open the big responsibilities i have taken on as a child. i had my son so young, i didn't know what to do with him. when he cried and he got sick i had no clue. >> she was timid in the interview because her
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mother-in-law and husband were there. but in private she told us that her pregnancy was an excruciating experience for her. child brides 15 to 17, if that's not enough the study also shows that almost half of these child maicialtiomarriages were to mens or more older. >> ngo feels that, young marriages could put girls in abusive situations. >> 17 and divorced after a three year abusive marriage. >> translator: so many of us were crammed into a small space, and my ex husband became more violent. he would beat me and scream at me all the time. >> some syrian families who have had to flee from the war find
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early marriage favorable for economic and cultural reasons. early marriages, have the higher risk of pregnancy complications and miscarriages. that's why aid agencies are working to raise awareness. >> so we're really looking at a generation of girls that will lose their future. their education is lost, they no longer go to school after being married. so the cycle of poverty of vulnerability is transmittalled to a generation to -- transmitted from a generation to another. >> the war has encouraged them even more and in the process shattered the name of many girls. al jazeera, dacca. >> education does play a role in advancing the role of young girls does it noll not? >> when conflict happens, it exacerbates the problems of
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young girls. child marriage was a problem of girls, now it's much bigger. what we have to look at is the underlying inequalities that existed before and prioritize the violence, not just in syria but everywhere. >> which countries are failing our young girls the most? i know it's a broad question. >> the question is which countries are not failing young girls. i think there are particular pockets of you know there are conflict countries where girls in syria in the democratic republic of congo, in afghanistan and pakistan where girls face particular challenges. i can't think of a single country where this has ticked all the boxes. it is a global challenge, not for the global south or the west but for the world. >> where do we stan on
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trafficking of young girls? >> eiffel get to that in a minute. rural and urban, we know in this country where trafficking is a huge problem, the average age of entry into sexual exploitation. >> girls in the u.s. are doing okay but that's just a myth. and if we break it down and look at particular subsets of girls, for girls of color here we see that the problems are huge. there is a recent report that looks at school pushout for black girls in the u.s. we know that black girls in the u.s. are six times as likely to be suspended from school as their white counterparts. that sets them up on a trajectory towards poverty. you get further in school and
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become a woman, we know for example the average wealth of a woman in the u.s., for a black woman is $100. which girls what girls and what are we going to do about it. >> what about the access to health care, adequate health care? >> that is a challenge for adolescent girls, there so much taboos around sexual activity, that's consensual, anding hidden in the health care system. struggling to provide girls with nonnonjudgmental health care tht meets their needs. i think in this country sex education is very contested very controversial. so i think that's really, really a critical issue. because we know as the package said earlier, the younger the girls are they get pregnant, the more likely they have huge
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complications during and after pregnancy. >> changing the mindset of young boys that in fact girls are their equals? >> well, i think that's not a question you can answer with a simple yes or no. again, there are racial and class differences. >> how do you begin that process then? >> i think it against with education and i think it against firstly with how we talk to boys and girls about equality from the time that they're very young. because even today in a country like the u.s. you go into the toy store, there are aisles for girls that have dolls and aprons and there's an aisle for boys that have more interesting toys. how we socialize and educate boys and girls? what kinds of careers they can choose? what kind of education they choose? there are sports that are off-limits to girls and there are also careers in the caring professions like teaching and
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nursing that are offlimits to boys. so that is a long term project that we have to do. nothing like this changes overnight. >> so i know there are some moments you wand t want to add. how do we keep the dialogue alive? >> boys need to learn care taking and family responsibilities and all of those things and we're starting to get there but we have so much more to do. but i feel really inspired in this international day of the girl. this didn't exist four years ago. that means progress is being made. we need to go faster and farther and i look at where we were four years ago. and i can imagine -- now we need 365 days for girls and not just one. >> keep the dialogue going, pamela shipman and lisl gernholz, executive director of the women coalition at human rights watch. thank you.
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the mid term elections are a little less than three weeks away. >> the facts that go through your mind when you find out you have so little time is everything you need to say to everyone that you love. >> a 29-year-old woman diagnosed with terminal cancer uses the internet to raise awareness about preserving the right to die.
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>> welcome back. a wild week on wall street. it ended the dow losing all the value it gained this year.
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it was fueled by weak forecast in global markets. patricia sabga has more. >> from berlin to beijing, big economies are skidding towards recession, with factory output and exports posting their biggest monthly drop since the depth of the financial crisis in 2009. europe's stutter echoes the position of japan, which has been stuck at a slow pace for two decades. growth in emerging markets is also decelerating. china saw monthly electricity output, a bellwether of economic output fall for the first time in four years. while monthly production slowed to its lowest level in nearly six years.
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part of a steady slow down. brazil slipped into recession earlier this year. the global slow down and mounting geopolitical tensions prompted the imf this week to down grade its predictions. >> slow our growth somewhat? yes, it does, okay. does it cause a recession in the u.s., the answer is probably not. >> reporter: that is not osay there are no risks to the u.s. economy. a growing concern among federal reserve policy makers, as the dollar struggles, it could hurt u.s. experts by making them more expensive. patricia sabga, al jazeera. >> it all started monday when the supreme court let stand same sex marriages in five states. virginia, utah, oklahoma,
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indiana and wisconsin. then on friday the federal court struck down a ban in south carolina. the week began with gay marriages legal in 19 states. today that number's up to 35. one of them is in north carolina, it's a case that we mentioned, where a district judge says it was a legal issue that was neither political nor based on world concerns. clerks began handing out licenses immediately and several couples were married. republicans need six additional seats to take control of the senate during the upcoming mid term elections. nine senate races are tossups. alaska's democratic incumbent mike begich. allen schauffler sent us this report. >> it is going to be wild in alaska. there are very interesting statewide ballot measures that
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alaskansill be voting on but the senate race, the incumbent mark begich, a democrat, against a republican. depending on how the voting goes in the lower 48, this could be a moot point or a very important seat in that battle for control in the u.s. senate. just how important is underlined by the amount of money that both sides have pumped into this race. $43 million at this point. i had a great backyard chat with a man named michael carey, he is a long time writer and political observer in anchorage. chancalaskans are very aware thy might be in the spotlight. >> we might be able to decide things and the way elections work up here i think 20 to 25% of the votes will not be counted on election night, for various
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reasons they'll not be counted until later. people say we'll know election nightly but it won't. >> it may be a week? >> or more. >> the incumbent again, senator mark begich, elected by 4,000 votes a very close race six years ago. dan sullivan is the republican challenger, trying to win his first elective office. both men and their backers have waged a relentless advertising war. we'll take a closer look next week. alaskans, and health care, how much is it costing this restaurant owner and are people really paying attention to all the health care messaging in the senate race advertising? pot is on the ballot. alaska the next target in the nationwide push, advocacy group for legalized marijuana. the measure has a fair shot at
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passing. there is concern in small villages, where leaders have the power to ban alcohol but not the same power to broadly ban marijuana. minimum wage workers in alaska could get a pay raise but in a state with 4,000 people at the bottom of the wage scale so many living a subsistence life in the bush or the wilderness how important is this? remember this is a state where the government pays you just to be an alaskan. the pebble mine, this would be one of the biggest gold and copper open pit mines but the environmental groups have been fighting it for years. alaska will vote on whether the state legislature should have the final say yes or no on this huge project. also the governor's race the only one in the country without a democrat on the ticket. it's a republican incumbent versus an independent challenging him. all eyes though are going to be
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on the senate race. that will be the big one come election night. allen schauffler, al jazeera seattle. >> invite you to check out allen's report all next week, fed up in alaska. a video watched millions of times on the internet, wreaked havoc regarding doctor assisted suicide. a decision that will allow this woman to die with dignity. a newly wednesday and full of life. aat 29 years old brittany maynard's life was bright but she received a diagnosis of glioblastoma. , the most aggressive type of cancer. >> the things that go through
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your mind, everything you have to say to everyone you love. >> brittany said she wanted to control how she died. she and her husband moved to oregon. >> i can't even tell you the amount of relief that it provides me to know that i don't have to die the way that it's been described to me that my brain tumor would take me on its own. >> since passing it in 1997, more than a thousand people have received prescriptions to end their lives in oregon. 67% have followed through. washington, vermont and montana have followed through. supporting doctor assisted deaths. the man known for bringing physician assisted deaths into the spotlight is dr. jack ce
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kevorkian. then in 1998, a video aired on television showing kevorkian assisting. he was convicted of second degree homicide and sentenced to prison. his death in 2011, a lifelong cause some say contributed to the choice brittany has today. she will celebrate her husband's birthday later this month and then take her prescribed drugs to pass away on november 1st. >> i will die upstairs in my bedroom, that i share with my husband. with my mother and my husband by my side, and pass peacefully, with some music that i like in the background. >> but while brittany's story has focused on her right to die her message is about living. >> the reason to consider life
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and what's of value is to make sure you're not missing out. seize the day. what's important to you? what do you care about? what matters? pursue that. fergforget the rest. >> a life cut short by cancer, the one brittany will end when she decides. >> typical heartbreaking choice. americans were asked about laws allowing doctors to assist terminally ill patients. 45% said they disproved and 47% said they approved. an update on the mass graves found in mexico. and one of the most evil dictators of all time. a look at baby doc's resting place.
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>> a governor in mexico says that some of the bodies found in a mass grave do not belong to a group of missing students. he gave no further details. last saturday officials discovered a burial site with 28 bodies in it and another four more graifer graves yesterday. it's been widely expected that they belonged to students that were kidnapped, never heard from again. a man considered one of the most vicious dictators in the history of haiti was buried today.
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the funeral for jean claude baby doc duvalier was held today. >> reporter: human remains laid scattered and coffins desecrated. jean claude duvalier's funeral did not. >> some hoped it would end when he died and made his son jean claude duvalier president for life. but under baby doc as he became known little changed. after 15 years of powered he was
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ex islanexiled in 1986. baby doc is greatly misunderstood and did much for haiti. >> people got poor after duvalier. and days there were insecurity. we didn't know these words when jean claude duvalier was in power. kidnapping, we didn't know nothing about these things. >> but like his father, baby doc used his personal militia to overcome resistance. >> i lived nearly all my youth in fear. to the point i got home and talking to my father and mother in whisper. because duvalier had an
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incredible network of spies. >> the duvaliers led haiti for almost 30 years and at great cost. tens of thousands were tortured while the duvaliers led lavish lifestyles. many felt cheated that neither faced justice. many are too dwrown young to rer either. francois duvalier's grave lays empty and desserted. many say it's a proper end. >> residents say they are not happy.
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>> well, the political debate rages over building the keystone xl. but al jazeera am kaylyn ford says some are bound to stop the rockaway lateral pipeline. >> for this photographer rockaway beach is both home and news. victoria pointed her lens at her community's resilience. >> people's lives were in streets in piles. there was so much going on destruction beauty. >> reporter: much of this beach communities located 25 miles south of manhattan, was destroyed. she was surprised to learn that president obama signed a law allowing a major natural gas pipeline to be built here. >> it's like they snuck it in.
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disaster capitalism at worst. they took advantage of this vulnerable community. >> known as the rockaway lateral project, the project is being constructed entirely on if i recall land, gateway national park and jamaica bay national wildlife refuge. when complete, the pipeline will run ride under this beach and out another two miles offshore. the pipeline will carry 630,000 dec30,000decatherms of natural r day. williams spokesman mike bedian says appliance are the safest way to transport natural gas. >> water does not bother them at all. >> voiced concerns about
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williams safety records. williams appliance have been involved in at least 50 gas transmission incidents. environmental activists are punching to have the pipeline shut down. >> shut it down! >> in june, protesters trespassed on the project and briefly shut it down. but activists say it's more than just stopping this pipeline. >> allowing these companies to lay all these pipes and then imagine that we're going to go solar.and wind. >> it doesn't take a position on climate change. >> i don't know if williams has a position on climate change. we are a natural gas company. we do see whatever climate change is talked about in news all the time, but i don't think as a company we're really concerned about climate change.
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>> but victoria says the rockaways are on the front lines of climate change and should be on the front lines of finding solutions. >> it should be the poster boy of climate change. we should have the opportunity to do something different here. >> an opportunity the rockaways can miss. >> rebecca stevenson joining us. changes and rain. >> boy they have been coming down thunderstorms severe in some spots. the primary focus is in the northeast stretching into the south southeast, anywhere from dallas to arkansas and parts of oklahoma. especially arkansas, oklahoma, six to eight inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period from the storm system that's passing through. now there's that band of rain last 24 hours memphis only 2/10 of an inch.
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but north carolina on the coastline too. but let's focus in specifically on a place you don't hear about water spouts or tornadoes happening very often but today we had a tornado warning issued from the national weather service in the seattle, washington office. right after the noon hour we had a storm system that was moving in with much colder air up in the atmosphere, spawned between anderson and tillicum. cooling down so much to the north, still warm to the south, we've got frost and freeze advisories popping up across the north as well. >> cold nights. lot of people paying attention to the temperatures in maine. want to know why? >> oh yes. >> an unusual contest, north american wife-carrying championship. 278 yard obstacle course. there were a thrills and you're
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about to see a couple of spills. competing couples did not have to be married. they competed for five times her weight in cash. the final takes place next summer. in finland. >> why is the u.s. failing ostop i.s.i.l? every 67 seconds an american develops alzheimer's, the devastating effects on families. hello i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this." those stories and much more straight ahead. >> the battle for the control of kobani is growing urgent by the hour.