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>> many of these involved >> the video from inside the hospital room of ebola patient nina pham was taken before she was transferred to another hospital for treatment. president obama is considering appointing an ebola czar as the c.d.c. is under fire for the response so far. >> survivors of the him lay i can't avalanche talk about how they made it out alive.
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>> hundreds of police dismantle the barricades in hong kong. >> hurricane gonzalo bears down on bermuda. >> welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. this morning, dallas nurse nina pham is being treated at n.i.h. hospital in bethey say does a maryland. she was transferred there last night. >> president obama holding a meeting, considering an ebola czar to coordinate response. he warned the virus must be stopped where it began. >> the most important thing that i can do for keeping the american people safe is for us to be able to deal with ebola at the source, where you've got a huge outbreak in west africa. >> the president signed an executive order clearing the way
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for more troops in west africa. >> lisa stark is outside the national institutes of health in bethey say does a maryland. nina pham is there now. why was she moved? >> she is in the facility behind me called the clinical care center here. she was moved because this is really a state-of-the-art facility. it has a containment center. it has state-of-the-art care for a patient like nina pham. her admitting doctor is a well known, well respected immunologist. >> before leaving dallas, doctors shot this video in her hospital room. he thanked the nurse for taking care of ebola patient thomas eric duncan, who later died. >> this has been a huge effort.
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>> she wiped away what she called happy tears. pham's coworker's cheered for her when she left the hospital. she walked from the ambulance to a specialized medical jet that took her to the national institutes of health here in bethey say does a maryland, where she is now cared for in a state-of-the-art isolation unit. questions remain this morning about how nina pham contracted ebola. a hospital representative was grilled about what went wrong. >> has your organization in texas identified where the specific breaches in protocol were that resulted in her infection or alternatively, the inadequacies of the protocol. >> we don't know what the source
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of the cause that caused nina to contract the disease. >> it was extreme chaos. it was unbelievable. the nurses were throwing their hands up saying you got to be kidding us. >> the nurses at the hospital were often not wearing the proper protective gear. >> this is what makes me so upset right here. her neck is hanging out. >> the nurses union is saying that no one new what the protocols were. the texas health presbyterian hospital shot back, saying nurses who interacted with mr. duncan whoa p.p.e., personal protective equipment according to c.d.c. guidelines. >> the c.d.c. is investigating what went wrong at that texas hospital, what protocols weren't followed. we expect at some point to have the results of their investigation. >> lisa, there are also new
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questions this morning about that second infected nurse, amber vincent. the c.d.c. is saying she may have come into contact with more people. >> we know she flew from dallas to cleveland and back and on the way back, she had that low grade fever. the c.d.c. had already been reaching out to folks on the second flight, now to the people on the first flight, as a really extra precaution to say call into our hot line, let us talk to you. they have contacted five people in a bridal shop where she visited in akron, ohio to make sure those people are doing ok, as well. >> also, vincent's infection causing schools to shut down in ohio and texas, why is that? >> well, it's -- the reason in texas is because a couple of students were apparently on that flight with vincent, so they've closed down those schools for now. they're going to disinfect them. in ohio, there's even one more
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step removed. some other people flew on the same plane, not on the same flight after vincent. there were a couple of flights before they cleaned the plane, so those schools have closed down as an extraordinarily, really, precaution. >> let's bring in mike viqueira in washington this morning. the president hinted he may appoint someone to head up the administration's response to ebola, right? >> stephanie, that's right. good morning to you. it's a subtle shift on the part of the president. the white house has scrambled to stay on top of this. the president canceled two political trips wednesday and thursday to raise money for democrats, the mid term elections less than three weeks away. this is something very much on the minds of the administration. obviously the president has sent up to 4,000 military personnel to west africa to handle the situation. he has had photo opportunities
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at the end of the two hour meetings on the end of two consecutive days at the white house. he said he's open to the idea of a point person to handle the response here in the united states, as there are now two active cases of ebola that we know of here. the existing infrastructure, he had his white house counter terrorism advisor who was coordinating things. obviously they've got some other things on their plate. here's how president obama described the pending decision. >> it may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person not because the three of these folks have not been doing an outstanding job really working hard on this issue, but they also are responsible for a whole bunch of other stuff. >> another point of controversy
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that emerged during a congressional hearing was the point of a travel ban. a growing members of congress, republicans and democratic want to see restrictions if not an outright ban. experts say it would only make the problem worse. >> i haven't heard any medical experts say otherwise. the c.d.c. director frieden getting grilled. what came out of that hearing? >> it's a pivotal point. when the nurse was allowed to get on a a plane. the protocols were in place, the precautions in place, everything was taken care of. we have the technology and the techniques here in the united states to ensure that there are no further cases of ebola or at least minimize the chances of a widespread outbreak. obviously that hasn't happened yet and yet when that mistake was made and the c.d.c. does
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admit it was a mistake to allow miss vincent to get on the plane, that galvanized opinion this the c.d.c. wasn't as on top of this as many believed they were. here's an exchange that's sort of an indication of the way public opinion has shifted. >> with the nurse, the first nurse infected, i believe you personally said that the protocols were breached originally. have you backed away from that? >> we're looking at what -- >> you said the protocols were breached. were the protocols breached with the first nurse that was infected? yes or no? >> our review of the records suggest that in the first few days of -- >> if you didn't know for a fact, you shouldn't have said it. do you withdraw that statement or stand by the statement that protocols were breached by the first nurse. >> there was a definite exposure. >> were protocols breached, yes or no. >> the president remains in washington today at the white house. we'll see if he has more to say. >> mike viqueira in washington,
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thank you. >> we'll speak with a political writer about the future or c.d.c. director frieden. will the president have to remace him to calm critics. >> new charges for the iraq war veteran accused of jumping a fence and running into the white house, a grand jury indicting 42-year-old omar gonzalez always for assaulting and officer and violating washington, d.c. ammunition laws. >> the pentagon said airstrikes against isil in syria are working, but officials say the group is making advances in iraq. >> in baghdad, a series of bombings have left 50 people dead, dozens more wounded. bring us up to speed. what happened? >> in iraq, where isil's gaining ground, there were car bombings,
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roadside bombings. two car bombs exploded simultaneously in a shia neighborhood. isil is associated with the sunnis. 14 people were killed, 34 wounded. as for the other attacks, they bear a strong rebell ambulance to a typical isil attack, but it's not clear. iran officials are trying to reassure residents that it will not be captured by isil forces. in kobane, u.s. officials say isil's been damaged by the airstrikes. u.s. admiral explains why the coalition is focusing on kobane. >> what makes kobane significant is the fact that isil wants it. kobane could still fall. >> in order to protect the town and fight isil, the u.s. may be opening up to an unlikely
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alliance, meeting with a number of syrian political party closely linked to a group washington considers to be a terrorist organization. it speaks to international diplomacy, it's so fluid, the interest of countries ebb and flow all the time. >> it's always been a mixed pot. thank you very much. >> let's go to bernard smith who joins us live from the syria-turkey border. do we know who controls what territory in kobane? >> we know that those airstrikes that john was just talking about, there have been more than 50 of them in the past 72 hours and the rough estimates, they are rough estimates that we get from kurdish fighters in kobane today is that they reckon isil forces have still got about 35% of the town under their control. the kurdish fighters say that airstrikes hit buildings where
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isil fighters were based and therefore the kurdish fighters were able to push back and regain positions in the town and regain those positions unopposed. >> do you have an update on how many civilians remain inside kobane and also what is being done to help all the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled to turkey. >> turkey's hosting just from kobane and it's environs in camps scattered around the province, there remain a couple thousand civilians in kobane town, very difficult, no power or electricity and they're under fire all the time, but they're still there, some of them too sick to leave, some don't want to leave, very dangerous conditions for them. >> bernard smith on the turkey-syria border for once thank you. >> a trial underway in cambodia
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for two former leaders of the kmerage, charged with the murder of 1.7 million people in the 1970 said, one of them pol pot's right hand man. >> in the oscar pistorius sentencing, final arguments have been made, his lawyers pleading for a lenient sentence. the prosecutor is calling for the athlete to spend 10 years in prison. >> in the court's discretion, serious reward should be given
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to a community by symptoms. >> the judge is exspecked to announce the sentence on tuesday. >> riot police in hong kong raid ago protest zone at dawn today, they took down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked the streets now for nearly three weeks. 100 officers showed up with helmets and shields but didn't meet any resistance. we have more from hong kong. >> they expected a lot of confrontations with that particularly because in the run-up to this, most of the clashes we've been seeing have been over there. the group were particularly older than the students you see here. they were more steadfast and it is pretty much more of a volatile area where on a daily basis, there was this kind of a fight or confrontation. there was just a small group of them. they realized they were completely outnumbered by the police and decided to comply. they packed their stuff and moved away. we are hearing now that they
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have set up another little sight along the way, not along the main intersection but along a road that goes up along that intersection and they put up barriers again. it's much smaller than before, blocking traffic. for the most part, the thorough fair has been open. >> the search area is growing wider in the hunt for dozens of missing hikers in the him lay i canes. >> the improving weather means there can be a search by air for climbers still missing. the death toll is now 29. 300 hikers have been rescued. we report from nepal. >> helicopters have been circling the village in northwest they. a, looking for people trapped in tuesday's snowstorm that's resulted in one of the biggest tragedies in the trekking
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industry. tuesday morning, a snowstorm hit the region, a popular trekking and mountain area destination, catching trekkers unaware. here, hundreds of trekkers had to take cover while trying to cross a pass. around 20,000 people use this pass every year. one of them spoke to us. >> before the pass, around 300 to 400 meters, there was a heavy wind, heavy and strong coming in. the snow and the coming in our face, we got out of there. >> one of his friends is still missing. the walk down which normally takes three hours took them seven. >> i think that -- >> nepal's army found the body of a reporter missing. trekkers waiting to find their fronts come to the h helipad evy
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day. rescuers say that the snow is still very thick, making it very difficult to spot people. they suspect many who were taking shelter in crevices could have been buried. >> 60 people managed to brave the storm and cross the treacherous pass. over two dozen were rescued by the army, but the weather has been very unfavorable for rescue and recovery missions, and for those still missing from that day, hope is dwindling fast. >> october is nepal's peek trekking season. del. >> the vatican pulling back a bit on a document calling for a more welcoming tone toward gays. it's changed a few key words in the english translation, originally saying the church should be welcoming toward guys now said the church should provide for them.
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english speaking bishops requested that change. >> bermuda is praising for hurricane gonzalo, the storm heading straight for the island with winds of 145 miles an hour. the only airport added extra flights thursday to help evacuate people and now that closed down as those staying there stock up on supplies. >> gonzalo looks pretty bad. this is not the only storm you are tracking. >> it's on either side of the country here. we have gonzalo in the atlantic and ana in the pacific, maybe becoming a minimal hurricane as it passes hawaii, the island chain expecting powerful winds and flooding rains. the storm surge not the big problem there as it would be with gonzalo because this is a massive storm in the atlantic. look at the eye, really starting to weaken just a bit. the winds still 130 miles an hour, but it will weaken slowly as it passes bermuda, which is
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right there. the track could take it up to the north and pass by on the western side. you'll get a tremendous storm surge with this. the last storm that took this similar track gave a storm surge of 10 feet. that will be a big issue here as the wind weakens to 125 miles an hour, still a very powerful storm. the satellite in the pacific and this is tropical storm ana. you can see the track of this moving slowly off to the northwest, could pass by just to the southwest of the island chain there, but close enough to cause big impacts. >> dave warren, thank you. >> talk about your hot seat, the pressure on c.d.c. director thomas frieden. >> the agencies handling of ebola in this country has people calling for his job. why now may be the worst time for him to leave. >> there's a warning from the head of the f.b.i., saying a new smart phone feature is going to make it tougher to fight crime. >> the world series is now set,
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the san francisco giants clinch in dramatic style. >> $6,500,000,000 is our big number of the day. >> it's the financial giants new real estate plan.
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>> today's big number is how much j.p. morgan chase may pay for its new headquarters. >> on the west side of manhattan, it would give the company the same space at two emspire state buildings. all employees would be in one place, now working out of two office buildings in mid town manhattan. >> dallas nurse nina pham is being treated now in maryland. she was wearing protective gear as she flew from dallas to maryland last night. president obama saying he is considering appointing an ebola point person. he has signed an executive order allowing the military to call up national guard troops to fight ebola in africa.
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the penalty said his team of advisors are doing an outstanding job, but c.d.c. director had to answer tough questions from congress on the federal response. here to talk about spuds's congressional hearings and the fate of the c.d.c. director is the manage every of thank you for being with us. >> two people and one person dead, unfortunately blunders have been made and the local hospital in dallas and others are learning from that mistake. the idea that we're in some kind of mass medical panic, i think just isn't true, particularly
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when you consider that americans die from things like cancer and heart disease and the coming flu at much higher numbers. >> not just that particular hospital in dallas has made mistakes. the c.d.c. has, too, and they've admitted it. let's listen to the opening remarks yesterday from republican representative tim murphy of pennsylvania, who chaired the hearing. >> by underestimating the severity of the danger and underestimating the ability of our health care system to handle ebola, mistakes have been made. the trust and credibility of the administration and government are waning as the american public loses confidence each day with demonstrated failures of the current strategy. >> is it better for democrats at this point to stand by director frieden or call for his resignation? >> there's that beautiful passive voice, mistakes have been made. i think frieden has been doing a good job. he's been a good communicator in this crisis.
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there's some sense that he can't both be the public face of the cries and the person handling things behind the scenes. the president of course has called for possible ebola czar or said that's a possibility. i don't think there's anything now in how he's responded to the crisis for democrats or even for republicans besides the few who have to really call for his resignation enmass. >> we are seeing that it is difficult politically. can democrats use it to attack republicans for funding on c.d.c. or broader issues of deficiencies that have been made evident as a result of these cases? >> >> this they say is just another example of not being able to lead effectively.
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for democrats, it's a lot harder, they're the party in power and i don't think they should politicize this situation. people panic, it's a natural instinct, particularly when there's this kind of medical emergency and more politics you throw into the mix that the worse the situation becomes for the nation and as we actually reach the flu season, and a lot of the symptoms that people will equipment will mirror the ebola symptoms, you don't want to create an environment of mass panic. that's not good for anybody. >> thank you so much for your insights this morning. >> the new technology emerging could pose a serious threat to public safety in cell phones. the more companies put out technology that hides information, criminals will exploit it. >> it will have consequences,
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sophisticated criminals will come to count on these means of evading detection. it's the equivalent of a closet that can't be open, a safe deposit box that can't be opened, a safe that can't ever be cracked. my question is at what cost? >> he said apple and google have gone too far in guarding communications. >> this map from the storm prediction center, no severe thunderstorms forecast, very quiet day, thanks to high pressure controlling the weather in the east that came in behind the rain. that gave flooding to the mid atlantic and up through new england. high pressure controls the weather this time of year, meaning cooler temperatures. still fairly warm across the southern plains, but our highs today of pretty much below average everywhere except off to the south, off to a cooler
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start. >> depends on your definition of severe. >> severe, yes. cold weather, severe everywhere. >> the list expands for people exsed to ebola. >> nurse amber vincent was sick on two separate flights between texas and ohio. we go live outside emery university hospital in atlanta where she is being treated. >> a suspected serial killer now in custody in brazil. police say he killed 39 people and he's only 26. >> san francisco marking 25 years since that deadly earthquake that paused the world series. now the giants have punched the ticket to another baseball championship. >> a lawyer brings her newborn baby to court, only to be reprimanded by the judge. that's one of the stories caught in our global net.
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>> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. ahead in this half hour, a 26-year-old in brazil confesses to 39 murders. police say they all happened in less than a year. >> new choices for consumers looking to cut the cord. big name channels are streaming content directly to viewers, what it could mean for the future and cost of television. >> the movie gone girl, you've heard of it, sparking huge discussions. it's hour take on the modern day marriage. >> first a look at our headlines this morning. rescue crews in nepal of looking for 70 hikers still missing in the him lay i canes, 30 people taken off the mountain so far. 29 of confirmed dead. better weather means helicopters joined the search. >>ing hon congress, police clearing a protest camp.
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they tore down barricades and tents. they did face no resistance. >> the president is considering appointing a federal ebola czar amid questions over the nation's ebola response. texas nurse nina pham is moved to bethesda, maryland. the c.d.c. is trying to track down more people who may have come in contact with nurse vincent. >> they are enlarging the net looking for foes who came in contact with her. she had symptoms just two days after of the patient she was treating, thomas duncan, died. did the c.d.c. know she was ill? did the hospital know she was
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ill and if so, why did they let her get on that plane? >> my understanding is she did contact c.d.c. and we discussed with her her reported symptoms as well as other evaluation. >> were you part that have conversation? >> no, i was not. >> the c.d.c. director faced tough questions on capitol hill. how was a woman potentially infected with ebola allowed to fly from cleveland to dallas? it is now report that had dallas nurse amber vincent may have shown symptoms as army as friday, potentially exposing many more people to the disease than originally thought. >> the most important thing we can do now is identify those at risk, working with the centers for disease control to identify close contacts that have been within three feet of an individual. >> vincent traveled to cleveland after working at part of the team treating thomas eric duncan in dallas.
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she got on a front tear airlines flight two days after he died. while in her hometown, vincent visited a bridal store to plan her wedding. workers are quarantined and store closed yesterday. the owner said she's confident the place is safe. >> i would never have known that she was ill. there was no coughing, sneeze, nothing like that. >> i bleached my luggage, washed all my clothes and trying to keep people away from my house. >> at kent state university, where three of her family members work, they are told stay home for the 21 day
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incubation period. >> you have to have contacts of the body fluids of somebody infected with ebola in order to catch ebola disease. >> we hope to get a patient status here in the quarantine unit behind me at emery university at some point today to see how she is doing. some nurses from the dallas hospital where she was treating thomas eric duncan who is now dead are saying it was an absolute mess inside the hospital. the protocols were non-existent, there was garbage laying around and no one had any idea what they were doing. the c.d.c. director thomas frieden yesterday in front of congress answered virtually no questions. today the question is who steps up, ends this and creates a path that goes forward so that
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americans feel safe and we can get to the route of what's going on in west africa, which is to contain that ebola virus over there. >> live in atlanta this morning, thank you very much. >> we're going to go to lisa stark outside the national institutes of health in bethesda where other patients are being treated. president obama is responding to these calls for a flight ban from west africa now. what is he saying? >> well, the president is saying that he's not philosophically opposed to a flight ban fit would help protect americans, but is insisting all the advice from the medical experts is that a ban could do more harm than good. it may make it tougher to track people who have been to one of these west african countries, because they may try to hide where they have been. >> history shows that there is a likelihood of increased avoidance, people do not ready
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disclose their information. they may engage in something called broken travel, essentially breaking up their trip so they can hide the fact that they have been to one of these countries where there is a disease in place. >> for now, the administration is sticking to its current strategy, which is to screen incoming travelers from these three affected countries at key airports, four airports so far. right now, it is sticking with its plan not to ins as to the a travel ban. >> there were not flight bans during the sars crisis or h1n1 crisis. are there any experts that say flight bans would actually be realistic? >> well, certainly the airlines are worried about this, about this whole ebola outbreak, as is everyone, but most of the medical experts say in fact that it would be counter productive, that the key is to stop this
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outbreak where it is the worst in west africa. to do that, you need the free flow of people and equipment, in and out of those countries, a flight ban would make that a lot tougher. >> in liberia, more than 4,000 people are infected there, half have died. the founder of more than me, a non-profit that helps girls in monrovia joins us. nearly 3,000 troops are in the region and the pot cleared the way for reserve troops if needed. have you started to see hem arrive? >> working on the ground, we were excited about hearing about this, but we don't see them. >> the new numbers from the world health organization say the number of cases could rise significantly, and i mean really significantly in the coming
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weeks. how soon before the crisis in your opinion is too big to contain where you are? >> i think as long as we empower the local leaders to, you know, to make sure that they can get rid of the ebola within their communities, i don't think it's going to, you know, it would be too big. the thing is we wait too long to do that, then we're in trouble, and every single week, the numbers of double and tripling, so yeah, we have to move back to do that. >> lie berra is an incredible country because it has been through so much, decades of civil war. a lot of the people the world wants to help of children having children. i ask you because you work with them. which is greater, their fear of ebola or their fear of the government? >> i think people are just, i think those things go
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hand-in-hand. n.g.o.'s have gone in there that we trust with the people and as long as there's trust in those local community, leaders are the ones fighting the ebola, i think that we'll be ok. >> few people know it, but lie about her he i can't has a special handshake, a special way of greeting people, a kiss to the cheek and then to the forehead. how do you greet people now? >> we do air hugs. there's all kinds of, you know, some people do an elbow bump, but we're just really -- nobody's really touching right now. >> i know that you have friends out there, that you have relatives out there that are going to be seeing you right now. their concern, when does it become too dangerous for workers like you? >> i think if we have liberian people here and people willing to come and fight alongside of them, it's never too dangerous
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in the sense that our lives, i don't feel like an american life is more worthy than a liberian life. we have an obligation to liberia, especially with the history and i think that, you know, my family is definitely afraid, people are scared for me, but as long as you protect yourself and follow the protocol, i think you'll be ok. >> when you hear nurses getting sick and when you hear doctors getting sick and they are outfitted in full protective gear in some cases, are you concerned that you could be next? >> of course there's always that fear. as long as people exist on our planet, there's a fear. to be honest with you, the protective gear is actually a false security, because taking off that protective gear is actually one of the most dangerous pieces, opportunities to get ebola. as long as they're -- of course it's scary, but i keep saying this and repeating it, that
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courage is not the opposite of fear, it's the ability to act in spite of it. anybody in liberia right now, there's an amount of fear there. >> katey, thank you very much for being with us and stay safe. you can find out more about her charry at >> new details about a deadly shooting in denver. carl pearson threatened to kill his debate coach but was not suspended. pearson looked at pictures of guns and mass shootings on his computer. he told a friend he found the sandy hook shootings funny. he shot and killed a student before taking his own life. police believe he was targeting the debate coach. >> a 19-year-old is the youngest person on ohio's death row, sentenced to death on thursday. he was convicted this month of killing a friend, prosecutors say myers planned the murder as
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part of a robbery. a co-conspirator testified against him in a police deal. >> police in brazil arresting a serial killer. he reportedly confessed to killing 39 people. >> his last murder was captured on a security camera and ultimately helped police catch him. we have more. >> a city of 1.3 million people in midwestern brazil and since the beginning of the year have had 15 murders there that police thought were connected. that led police to create a special task force just to find the killer. police say now they've got their man. >> earlier this week, police in brazil took the man in the red shirt into custody. he is a 26-year-old security guard police say confessed to 39 murders over the past 10 months in the city. his alleged victims consisted of young women, homeless people and
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transgenders he shot as he rode his motorcycle. family members gathered outside where he is held. >> i'm relieved this monster will no longer be on the streets. >> i'm a bit relieved. i know this pain will not go away. i know what he did will last forever. >> his attorney said his client is not guilty and police coerced the investigations. >> i want to see the police investigation, to see the evidence they really have against him. i spoke with him yesterday and he denied the events to me. >> police say they have definitively linked a gun they found in the home he shared with his mother to victims. this surveillance video shows him committing his latest crime. according to police, he said killing those people soothed his own personal suffering and anxiety. >> today my understanding is that he is a psycho path.
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>> he was transferred to prison wednesday where he'll await trial. multiple reports say he is already unsuccessfully tried to kill himself in custody by slashing his wrists with pieces of a broken lamp. >> vice president biden's son, hunter, has been discharged from the navy testing positive for cocaine. hunter said he felt embarrassed, but respects the navy's decision. >> another high school football problem under the microscope on long island. two players were suspended from classes for alleged locker room bullying. news day reports the athletes were still allowed to play. details have not been released. >> the san francisco giants are heading back to the world series and it happened in dramatic fashion with a walk off home run, giving the giants a victory thursday night. it's their third world series
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appearance in five years. of course they'll now play the kansas city royals. game one is tuesday. >> 25 years ago, the giants were playing the a.'s when fans had to leave the stadium in the dark after an earthquake. the quake caused severe damage and brought down part of the bay bridge. there were 63 detectives. close to 4,000 were hurt. >> an atlanta judge scolded a lawyer who brought her daughter with her. she requested a leave because she was on maternity leave. the judge refused saying she didn't have a good cause. the judge has now changed his mind and will delay the hearing, because he doesn't want the crying baby in court. >> a presidential candidate in bolivia said that he would eat his watch and tie if morales got
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more than 60% of the vote. morales won. the candidate said he is going to keep his promise as early as next week. i hope it is a watch with a leather band. >> i would recommend deep frying. >> from switzerland, the story of one professor who failed a
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as i have vicks exam. >> mama decided she didn't need help with the rescue.
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>> it's time now for one of today's discoveries. could life be possible on a moon of saturn? scientists now believe there might be a very thin ocean buried beneath its icy surface. >> the moon might have an object long core that causes it to shake. >> joan rivers' daughter said her family remains sad and that as the medical examiner in new york reveals the cause of her death. the lack of oxygen during a
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medical procedure is blamed, labeled a therapeutic complications without medical error. her heart stopped during a procedure to diagnose voice changes and acid reflux. >> viewers are given the opportunity to leave old fashioned t.v. behind to watch shows on devices. hbo will expand availability of it's hbo go streaming surfaces and next year, services will be provided. customers can watch current and past cbs shows. google unveiled a player that streams device from android t.v.'s to home t.v.'s.
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mr. goodman, are we looking at a sign of the times? >> things are changing dramatically, people not having to subscribe to a full cable package where they're getting a lot of channels they don't want. they can say i just want hbo shows and get that for much cheaper. >> viewers shell out less than $10 a month to watch t.v. shows and movies on line. >> cable has peeked out at about 100 million and in the latest years going down slightly because people want to unbundle things and the cable company wants to bundle things. big problem going on, because they're playing huge fees for sports and other expensive content and people seem not to be willing to pay for the whole thing, they want a specific piece. >> is there a happy medium? >> there's going to be competition. netflix has gone up to
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50 million subscribers. people who are so-called cord cutters, but some cord-neves. people getting in and never having cable are only going streaming from the beginning. >> netflix stock fell a the company affected fewer new u.s. customers than expected, yet remains the biggest stand alone. >> it's 50 million. they were expecting to add 4 million, added 2 million, they are still adding on a global basis. the expectation has been netflix is going to do it. with hulu, amazon, it's going to get con applicanted for consumers. >> aereo t.v. petitions to label itself as a pay t.v. service. can it survive? >> probably not. aereo he has a kind of antenna that the supreme court said was basically illegal, they were
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stealing content. they are trying to survive another way. i don't think they'll survive. >> a big step for argentina's space program. the country launching its first communication satellite. 500 scientists took seven years to build a $250 million probe. it's expected to orbit 22 miles above earth and provide digital t.v. and cell phone service. >> if you have a fear of heights, don't apply for this job. engineers scaling the famous gateway arch in st. louis actually use suction cups and ropes to climb the monument. they're inspecting for staining and other flaws. wow. le national parks democratic is still allowing tourists into the arch but some areas are
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restricted until the earth is done. >> this is a case where the low bidder loses. that work has been delayed because of bad weather. let's get a check of our forecast with dave warren. >> good for them, they have great weather, so start climbing. here in the atlantic we are looking at hurricane gonzalo. it looked very intense. you see the eye becomes ragged now, so the wind intensity is down just a bit, but cribs to the north. winds 150 miles an hour, a storm surge is forecast of 10 feet along with damaging wind and flooding rain. >> over the next 24 hours, the wind will go down, so is weakening going into an environment not favorable to maintain intensity, down to 120 miles an hour, still a very powerful storm tracking to the north. high pressure in the atlantic, the low front will steer the storm away from the coast of the
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u.s. and canada, moving out to the north atlantic where it will start to weaken, but a very powerful storm. >> ok, thank you. >> a story in fort myers florida, a truck with barrels of honey hit a burch, spilling 200 gallons on the street. the drivers made their way around the mess but the sweet smell attracted thousands of bees. the honey was watered down for the road to be reopened. >> in california, a bear stuck in a dumpster. animal control officers tried to rescue it, but the mama bear showed up and wouldn't let them near it. they fired bean bags to chase the cub away and lowered a latter for the cub to climb out. they considered a dip in a pool before running off. >> missing in mexico. >> in the state where dozens of students were kidnapped last month, people live in fear. it's not uncommon for people to
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>> real life relationships, lies and manipulations in modern day marriage. >> welcome to al jazeera america. >> dallas nurse nina pham is being treated for ebola in maryland at one of the top centers in the country for infectious diseases. she bid her coworkers farewell in an emotional video. >> president obama is considering naming a new point person to oversee the u.s. response to the virus. last night, he signed an executive order allowing the military to call up national guard troops. they would join hundreds of fellow soldiers in west africa. we have team covering. mike viqueira is in washington. we begin with lisa stark in maryland. why would nina pham be transferred to this elite
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federal facility? >> you just said it. it's an elite federal facility. they have state-of-the-art care here. the nurses, the staff here have been trained. they can take care of a patient like nina pham who has ebola. before she was transferred here last night, her doctor back in texas at texas presbyterian hospital took a remarkable video. take a look. >> while she is here, her admitting doctor is a well known, well respected
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immunologist. pham is in one of two containment units here. >> we're hearing about conditions in dallas where pham and nurse vincent were working and now a fellow nurse is speaking out. >> it's a coworker of pham. what she is saying is that the day that thomas eric duncan, the gentleman from liberia, the day he died of ebola was extremely chaotic at the hospital. she also has made the allegation that nurses were simply not wearing the proper protective gear. >> we are in the second week of our ebola cries and our next hanging out. why would all the rest of her be covered by three layers and her neck is exposed? >> nurses say they simply were given none of the protocols. they weren't sure what to do. the hospital is firing back and
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saying that's not true, that the nurses were using the proper protective equipment based on the c.d.c. guidelines at the time. >> leeza stark for us in bethesda maryland. >> the president is eager to demonstrate the administration is on top of the problem, stepping up response here in the united states at least administratively in terms of the structure of how it's handled at the federal level while at the same time the president trying to reassure everyone that there is still very little risk to the larger american public. >> there could be a new face of the government's ebola response. president obama on thursday announcing the possible appointments of an ebola czar. >> it may make sense for us to have one person in part just so
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that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we're crossing all the t.'s and dotting all the i.'s going forward. >> it came after meeting with cabinet and health officials. mr. obama praised the efforts. >> it's not that they haven't been doing an outstanding job really working hard on this issue, but they also are responsible for a whole bunch of other stuff. >> mr. obama is addressing calls to institute a temporary travel ban, saying restricting passengers from west africa is not the best way to curb the spread of ebola in the u.s. >> the problem is that in all the discussions i've had thus far with experts in the field, experts in infectious disease is a travel ban is less effective than the current measures. >> some lawmakers calling for
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c.d.c. director tom frieden to resign this after a dallas nurse who treated ebola patient thomas duncan was given the okay by c.d.c. officials to board a plane with a low grade fever. he was grilled by congress thursday. >> what specifically did she tell you her symptoms were. >> i have not seen the transcript of the conversation. my understanding is that she reported no symptoms to us. >> meanwhile, ebola continues to raving west africa. the virus has claimed 4500 lives. on thursday, mr. obama called up guard and reserve personnel, military engineers to help build hospitals in the region. >> the most important thing i can do for keeping the american people safe is to be able to deal with ebola at the source, where you've got a huge outbreak in west africa. >> on this question of a czar, president obama doesn't use that term, he calls it a point person. the white house that insisted
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that one of the president's closest west wing advisors lisa monaco in charge of counter terrorism and home land security was coordinating the federal response. both she and susan rice, the national security advisor were doing that. they also have to few other things on their plate, namely the situation in syria and iraq. perhaps now is a time to identify an individual who is focused solely on the u.s. response to ebola. >> has the president said when he will appoint this point person? >> we're left reading the tea leaves a little bit. i would say that the president after a two hour meeting yesterday evening that ended about 730 are not going to make an announcement at that time, that's just the fundamentals of communication here in washington. we could see something today. the president remains in washington. easy got meetings, no public events scheduled. i imagine given the situation and public attention on this, given the urgency from a health perspective that it would come
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sooner than later. >> this has called attention to another controversy in washington, the surgeon general. has the president said why there is not one? >> the president has nominated a surgeon general, dr. murphy. this is an individual like many healthcare professionals who has been outspoken about the link between health and guns here in the united states. we don't need to remind people that that is a volatile political issue on capitol hill. many republicans with the n.r.a. backing have opposed that nomination. he has not received confirmation from the senate. >> mike, thank you very much. >> coalition airstrikes seem to be helping push back isil in kobane. >> in iraq, 50 are dead following a series of bomb attacks there. those are said to be linked to isil. is the iraq government taking action? >> overnight, the iraq government impose a occur tee in
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rimadi, concerned isil could try to take that city. it lice 70 miles to the west of baghdad. as attacks near the capital rise, the government is trying to reassure residents that it will not be captured by isil forces. >> a bloody day in baghdad as militants unleash attacks. isil claimed responsibility for two car bombs that killed 14 people. the white thousand condemned the latest violence. >> we're committed to working with the government of iraq to end this terror scourge and strengthen the capability of security forces to take the fight to isil. >> since sunday, bombings in the capitol increased the death toll to 160 people. in nearby anbar province, isil advances brought the terror group to within what one iraq general calls the gates of baghdad. rumors and front page headlines in iraq warn of possible isil
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attacks despite reassurances by the pentagon. >> there are not masses of formations of isil forces outside baghdad about to come in. that doesn't mean that there aren't going to be acts of violence every now and then. that happens in any major city, but we don't believe that baghdad is under imminent threat. >> meanwhile, the threat of the syrian town of kobane falling appears to have diminished. kurds fighting the militants credit another 14 u.s. airstrikes with blunting the group's momentum, but the pentagon urges caution. >> what makes kobane significant is the fact that isil wants it. the more they want it, the more forces and resources they apply to it, the more targets are available for us to hit there. kobane could still fall. >> which is why syrian courtesy in kobane say airstrikes are not enough, calling on the international community to pressure turkey to open its
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borders and let weaponry in. >> and you want guns are not enough to destroy isis on the ground. we need help and everything will be ok in kobane. >> there are reports this morning that turkey is now allowing the united states to fly surveillance drones from its bases into syria, but there i will still no word on any kind of airstrikes using piloted aircraft from our bases in turkey. >> this morning, the syrian kurds believe the tide is changing in their favor with the help of u.s. airstrikes. we have a report from the turkey-syrian border. >> more than 50 u.s. and coalition airstrikes in and around kobane in the last 72 hours have clearly made a difference, syrian kurdish fighters say they have now regained positions in the town that were once occupied by isil fighters and they've regained those positions without
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encountering isil option. it seems that the airstrikes according to the kurds in cocaine have hit most of their targets accurately. they claim to have killed hundreds if not a few thousand isil fighters and have been able to regain those positions. there has been sporadic fighting to the south and east and a little fighting to the west of kobane, no further u.s. airstrikes on friday, but as the u.s. itself has cautioned, those airstrikes might not be enough and there is a risk still that kobane might fall. >> while the fighting with isil rages on, so does the syrian civil war. more than 200,000 people have died since the war in syria began in 2011. >> the hunt goes on in the mexican state are guerrero for dozens of students who disappeared three weeks ago. >> the mexico president saying
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finding them is the top priority, but the case highlighting just how many people have disappeared in guerrero. we have more. >> it has become a daily ritual, searching for the missing in the hills surrounding the mexican town where 43 students went missing at the hands of local police. yet the more these community police hope to find the young men, the more they stumble upon hidden graves of may be others. they've unearthed at least nine sites with human remains just in the last week. this man says it's been an open secret for years that gang members bury they are victims here. >> before, nobody wanted trouble. they were too afraid to come here, because the gangs control this area. when the police came to the bodies, they would seal off the area and not let anyone pass. >> the pictureesque town was
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once famous as the birth place of the mexican flag. with this recent tragedy, its name is synonymous with violence, corruption and death. the governments response is to try and show that it is in control, not the drug gangs. since the local police was disbanded, there are 900 federal police officers here. despite increased security, people here tell use it won't be enough to stop people from disappearing. >> everyone we spoke to said they live in fear and know someone who has disappeared. they don't know who will be next. it's not just here. the state of guerrero has one of the high effort numbers of murders and missing in the country. >> holding back her tears, juanita tells me it's been two and a half years since her husband was last seen. her daughter still cries out for him at night.
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>> we thought he would be back the next day or call us and if we told the police, we were worried if he would be killed. we didn't know if they were watching us for trying to kill us. >> many of those whose relatives are missing won't speak out for fear. she had to. she shares the agony of the students' parents. >> it's going to be hard for us to change anything, because there isn't a different between the government and organized crime. we don't know who to trust, who is good and who is bad. the government protects the criminals. >> for now, the search goes on for the students and all of the missing. even if found, the battle to restore the town's faith will be even harder. >> those 43 students all in college, all saying they wanted to be teachers. >> searchers now using helicopters to find dozens of missing hikers in the him lay i
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canes, 70 climbers missing since tuesday's avalanche. the death toll is up to 29. the fear is that number could climb. >> this u.n. recovering operation has halted after rescuers have had to focus attention on rescuing and evacuating around 40 trekkers who tried to cross the 5,000-meter pass, which is behind me. the trekkers evacuated, the once that we met said that they had absolutely no idea that the path further down was completely blocked. the army official we talked to earlier said that the snow and ice is chest deep and impossible to cross. the army officials and the other rescuers, local and private,
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pilots have been stretched and have been working flat out and had the trekkers not started moving, they could have continued with the recovery process. the government has stepped up recently and the information has gone out to the remaining trekkers who are stranded up in the other side to not move, because the passes are still blocked. the government has also been saying that their information system, their weather preparedness system is going to be better. critics are saying that the response has been very slow and maybe this is a bit too little of it too late. >> it is on going and more than 300 hikers have been rescued since tuesday's asp larges. >> about her made da is bracing for hurricane gonzalo, a cat four storm. it is headed for the island with winds of 145 miles an hour. the only airport is adding extra
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flights to help people get out. that airport has now been closed. >> for more on the storm, let's bring in meteorologist dave warren. >> very large storm, a powerful storm, the most intense this season so far. they are prepping for the storm, bladderring up the walls, getting ready for this, here is the storm. this is when it was very intense, about 145-mile an hour winds. look what happens to the center of the storm. the eye becomes ragged, weakening just a bit. the wind is still 130 miles an hour but not as intense, going into an area not as favorable to maintain that intensity. winds 130 miles an hour, moving nne. the next 24 hours impacting bermuda right there. tracking to the west you will
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see a tremendous storm surge. the right side of this track has the most intense winds, creating a storm surge 10 feet above that you would normally see. it will track off to the they've as the front pushes its off the coast, so not impacting the u.s. coast or canadian coast, but still a powerful storm. >> some people prep differently. >> a lot of people prepping, he's enjoying it. >> one person's trek is another person's kite surfing. >>ing hong kong, clearing streets of the demonstrators. >> a brazilian man accused of bang serial killer, the staggering number of victims he murdered and the common thread they shared. >> a soccer brawl, that and
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other videos captured by our citizen journalists around the world.
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>> time now for the videos captured by our citizen
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journalists. part of toronto's subway system forced to shut down due to flooding. this is footage of water falling down one station. parts of the city forecast to get two inches of rain. >> parts of the syrian capital under fire as the government fought to control damascus. this video shows a huge air strike carried out by pro assad forces. it landed in a populated neighborhood. >> a brawl breaking out in argentina, 12 players given red cards and kicked off the field as a result of those fights. they fight with their legs, no hands. >> it looks more like a hockey match to tell you the truth. >> 19-year-old austin myers convicted of killing a friend. on thursday, the judge sentenced him to death. prosecutors say meyer planned the murder as part of a robbery.
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a co-conspirator testified against him in a plea deal. >> in brazil, a serial killer confessed to 39 murders. the 26-year-old security guard allegedly targeted homeless people, women and transgender people. he was caught this week with the help of a surveillance video that apparently shows him killing his latest victim. a special police task force was set up to catch him. >> hong kong police took down the barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked streets for three weeks. 100 officers showed up with helmets and shields but didn't find much resistance, much of the area was cleared in 30 minutes. we have more. >> they expected confrontations particularly because in the run up to this, most of the clashes we've seen have been over there. the group were particularly older than the students, more steadfast.
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it is a volatile area where there have been daily fights or confrontations. there was just a small group of them. they realized they were that completely outnumbered with police, packed their stuff and moved away. we are hearing now that they have set up another site along the way, not at a main intersection, but along a road that just goes off that intersection and set up barriers again. it is much smaller, blocking part of the traffic. for the most part, the thorough fair has been opened. >> hong kong saying the government is ready to meet with students next week but warned they need to be pragmatic in their demands. >> the head of the t.s.a. is stepping down. he took over the massive agency in 2010 moving quickly to increase security at airports. that included more aggressive pat downs and full body scans which initially true protests.
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he also eased instructions. he will be president at his alma mater in anderson, indiana. >> the grand jury indicting omar gonzalez on charges he assaulted an officer. he is also accused of violating a washington, d.c. ammunition law. >> what kind of weather are we going to deal with this winter? a climb report from noaa said drought conditions will ease in the west but bone dry california will not see enough wet weather to make a difference. most of the west have drought conditions expected to get worse. >> if you go far enough west today, you will get wet weather. residents in hawaii keeping on eye on the tropical storm. >> it could become a hurricane as it passes the islands.
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keeping everything to the south, that's where we find this storm passing by, tropical storm now, could become a minimal hurricane as the wind goes over 75 miles an hour and will pass to the south. we will see wind and flooding with this. this storm will continue to track to the northwest, so what is a tropical storm now could become a hurricane as it passes by the hawaiian island chain. >> that would be the second this year, right? >> yes, it could be, yes. >> there are new concerns with the second dallas nurse with ebola. robert ray is live in atlanta where she is being treated. >> the psychological drama, gone girl stirring up strong opinions over the role of men and women
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in marriage. why the movie is getting mixed reactions from the sexes. >> it is salmon versus people, fishing jobs versus mining jobs, the state legislature vs. state agencies all with the federal government lurking in the background. in alaska, people will vote on a statewide blot measure on a mine that could be worth $500 billion.
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his substance abuse struggles. >> one man helped get a young kansas city royals fan battling cancer to the world series. >> the pentagon saying airstrikes against isil in syria are working. it's a different story in iraq where isil is making advances. a series of bombings have left 50 dead around baghdad. dozens more were wounded. >> rescue crews in nepal searching for hikers. 29 are confirmed dead. >> president obama is considering pointing a point person for the ebola response. texas nurse nina pham was moved to maryland. secretary of state john kerry is going to make remarks about ebola 90 minutes from now at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. >> we're going to go to robert
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ray at emery hospital. health officials say the nurse taking the flight from cleveland to dallas may have had symptoms. what are health officials doing with this latest information? >> they're widening the net of contact tracing. they're trying to figure out, you know, everyone that she was in contact with over this past weekend, the bridal shop that she visited is currently closed, there are some cleveland schools currently still closed today. her family is being monitored closely and frontier airlines are now looking at seven different potential flights and trying to contact passengers. c.d.c. is trying to do the same, because the airplane she flew on was not taken out of service immediately after landing. it went on to five different legs. >> we've said over and over again at least experts here that
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they are not contagious until they are symptomatic, officials stressing it is not easy to catch ebola. based on reactions, that message is not being received. >> you can only catch ebola from close contact with bodily fluids. schools are closed again today, some schools, in cleveland and texas. the bridal shop is closed because the patient came in close contact. whether or not bodily fluids were exchanged i don't know. out of caution right now so people feel safety, officials are trying to contact all the people that the patient who is in emery behind me came into contact with, just to put people's minds at ease. >> some are also calling for a travel ban from west africa. what are officials saying about
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that? >> yesterday on capitol hill, the head of the c.d.c. spoke. let's listen to what he said. >> borders maybe porous -- may i finish? especially in this part of the world. we won't be able to check for fever when they leave or arrive. we won't be able to take a detailed history to see if they were exposed when they arrive. when they arrive, we wouldn't be able to impose quarantine as we now can when they have high risk contact. >> a lot of lawmakers saying that the borders should be closed to anyone from west africa, that there should be a travel ban from people coming in and that perhaps there should be a check list of travelers and visas revoked to no one comes in. some lawmakers calling for dr. thomas frieden's resignation because they think he hasn't handle would the situation correctly.
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president obama has no tox closing the airplanes from coming in but needs more time to talk to the scientists and aid workers in west africa to make is that your that is the proper decision if it is made. >> the former commanding officer at j.f.k. and laguardia airports in new york city joins us. we he also have an infectious disease specialist. the c.d.c. he can director said we keep a detailed history of people coming into the united states. are they keeping a detailed history of people coming into the united states? >> if they have someone who has a history or someone that they've flagged that may have a problem, then they will keep a history on them based on their names -- >> that's somebody that they have had a history of, not just general passengers coming
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through. >> general passengers they don't keep. there was a proposal to track those people but it was discontinued about two years ago. >> let's talk about travel bans, so the president said yesterday that although experts tell him they don't work, said it's not the best thing to do. take a listen. >> if we institute a travel ban instead of protocols we put in place now, history shows that there is a likelihood of increased avoidance. people do not readily disclose their information. >> doctor, is this just put ago bandaid on something people are afraid of but really doesn't do anything? >> i would agree with that assessment. essentially, a travel ban will make people feel better in the short term but is not going to work. it will drive people under the radar. they will find a way to come. >> what do you say to people that say stopping them at the borders stops infection as well.
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>> they're still going to get into the country if they want to. we need to deal with the root of the problem on the ground in west africa. as long as that's spiraling out of control, we are going to see more cases here. >> can we actually enforce a travel ban if that is what the president decided to do? >> it's going to be really difficult, because the disease is transmitted from person to person. there are no direct flights from the west african countries in question to the united states. they all go through gate way airports. even if you said that we're not going to allow anybody directly from those countries in, people will spend hours in the international areas and quite possibly pass things on to somebody else. there's the possibility if they want to come here, they'll leave the country they're in, go to another country and then come here. >> yesterday we learned during the hearing that between 100 and 150 people fly into this country from the infected areas every
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day. is the ebola crisis here going to get worse here? >> it is going to get worse in this country because the ebola crisis is out of control in west africa. we are dealing with 1,000 new cases each week opinion the world health organization is estimating that the pace things are going in two months, we are going to be seeing 10,000 new cases per week. >> the c.d.c. is putting health care workers from the dallas hospital on a new-fly list. is this something that should have been done a long time ago? >> i think the c.d.c. did drop the ball in terms of not putting those persons who had been exposed to done con on a do not board list. >> in terms that have list, as somebody who works in the airports, there's talk about the cleanliness of the airliners themselves. how quickly can you clean a plane that an infected person is on? >> it's going to take time.
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there are areas that are just very difficult. >> would you fly on a plane where there's been an ebola patient if it's been cleaned? >> yeah, if it's been cleaned, sure. thank you for answering questions. >> f.b.i. director said the agency can't keep up with technology changes and said it could pose a threat to public safety. he blames edward snowden's leaks as the reason companies are adding encryption to their products. >> it frustrates me, because i want people to understand that law enforcement needs to be able to access communications and information in a lawful way to bring people justice. we do that pursuant to the rule of law, with clear guidance and strict oversight. even with lawful authority, the going dark problem is we may not be able to access the evidence and information that we need.
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>> he says apple and google have gone too far safeguarding cell phones and private electronic communications. >> with all the ebola talk, people are forgetting that mid term election of a few weeks ago and one of the battleground states is alaska. control of the senate could be decided there. >> the big issue is on the minds of people there. they are voting on opening a gold and copper mind. it is part of our series five days in alaska. >> the pebble mine could be as deep as the grand canyon, according to the environmental protection agency. the entire operation, including waste dump sites would cover an area the size of manhattan. the stakes are huge. there could be $500 billion worth of gold and copper here. seventy miles downstream from the potential mind site is a
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town where the pebble mine is not popular especially among native alaska tribes moo whoo rely on salmon harvest for money and food. in the last frontier, federal meddling in state and local matters is more frowned upon than in the lower 48. >> some folks say federal government, you stay out of my back yard, but at the same time, we need to fix our harbor. we need to make sure we have clean water, that we have clean air, and how can you have both? >> the mine site is above bristol bay, one of the richest and most productive hammond fisheries in the world. the fishing fleet is high and dry, the sockeye salmon season over.
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tommy tilldon and others oppose the mine. >> there is nothing wrong with mining. one of the things that a lot of folks point out is that this mine is at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> in a lawsuit, mine developers and alaska challenge the e.p.a.'s authority to act preemptively. that lawsuit was thrown out, but the developers promise the legal fight will continue, even if the agency stops the project under provisions of a clean water act. complicates things in the mid term elections, tall my and all alaskans face a ballot measure that would give the state legislature the final say on the project, possibly neutralizing e.p.a. action on this and future mine proposals in the area. some say it is politicizing a science based project. >> it's horribly fair the state
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of alaska for future revenue, for future job opportunities and people that in region is one of the most economically depressed areas in our state. >> 2,000 permits a season, 2,000 boats can fish on bristol bay. four people on each boat finishing is 8,000 jobs. add in the cannery workers, people onshore repairing boats, the people bringing the fish to shore. fisherman say it adds up to 4,000 jobs at risk. >> there's nothing more than i love than setting that first net and watching that first hit. >> so salmon supporters say they're not against mining and mining supporters not against salmon. it's natural resource icon workers with a vote but no clearances ahead.
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>> tune in tonight for our special report, five days in alaska. >> florida's governor rick scott responding to what people are calling fan gate now insisting that it was his opponent charlie crist who refused to show up on the stage without the fan. he said he was waiting for crist to make up his mind, even though crist was standing on stage with scott standing in the wings. the two candidates will faceoff again october 21. >> a legal battle is pitting rudy giuliani against manuel noriega. noriega has sued the makers of the game call of adult for using his image. >> a discharge for vice president biden's son from the
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navy for testing positive for cocaine. he said he felt embarrassed but respects the navy's decision. >> robert kennedy, jr. has had his own struggles with substance abuse. he spoke to david shuster about what drove his addictions. >> i started taking drugs when i was young soon after my dad died. it was a struggle for me that i dealt with successfully, and when i was 29 years old. >> a lot of people may not necessarily draw the connection between the unbelievable things you had to witness and go through as a child, the death of your uncle, the death of your father and perhaps the connection with drug use. >> i don't really think it was, that it had much to do with it. there's many, many people who have been through a lot worse things than i went through. i had, you know, i lost my dad when i was 14, and to violence,
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but there are millions of people living in the worst parts of our country, the most desperate parts of our countrien harlem and watts and appalacia who lose relatives and disease and don't have the advantage that i have. i had tragedy in my life, but others do. i had tremendous support, a strong family, the resources for good education, so i had advantage. >> the full conversation with robert kennedy, jr. is on talk
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to aljazeera saturday. >> gone girl finding huge success at the box office and sparking debate over its theme. >> we dive into the intense debate on the film's take on modern day marriage. >> the endeavor to give a well known landmark a bit of a face lift. >> the top u.n. official frustrated with budget cuts taking a job as a seasonal phenomenon where asking for less than the amount of americans were forecast to spend on costumes for their pets on halloween. >> the leader behind that mark and why he may not be giving the u.s. the credit it deserves.
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>> who said "we are asking for less than the amount americans were forecast to spend on costumes for their pets at halloween"? >> our big quote is from the new united nations commissioner for human rights expressing frustration that his agency is forced to make cuts during
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multiple human rights crises in the world. >> "gone girl" the movie earning more than $160 million worldwide. >> it is sparking big debate. some are asking is it an accurate depiction of real life relationships? >> nick dunn, you're probably the most hated man in america right now. did you kill your wife, nick? >> so begins the story of "gone girl" a dark thriller starring ben affleck, the husband in a perfect couple nick and amy. when amy goes missing, it's a war of the sexes. nick, the prime suspect in his wife's murder is at the center of a media circus, tried in the court of public opinion. things get interesting when amy, the scorned wife, stages an elaborate revenge plot. >> this is the sort of film that
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takes hot button topics in our society and culture that may be sometimes we don't talk about too often and when people do talk about them, they might have a more political spin to them. >> it's the kind of subversive narrative that's the hallmark of david fincher's films, as in "house of cards," a scathing attack on washington. martel dearness, in fidelity are themes the author wanted to explore. >> this is a movie you'll talk about after seeing it and it will dominate conversation. >> a clinical psychologist and
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family therapist join us. what is it about this couple that is hitting such a nerve? >> in this case, you have the perfect couple that really goes dark. i really think that in many ways, marriage in our culture is feeling like it's more and more about disillusionment. the gender roles are executed to extremely that i think it's getting people worked up and men and women are taking sides. >> i think it strikes to the heart of the human experience, which is this profound sense of loneliness and disconnected in the world, that we all feel this profound sense of loneliness and disconnected and this couple who externally looks like they have everything are really lost and unable to establish a connection that's based on intimacy an trust. >> we've got an example of that.
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let's look at this clip after nick's wife has gone missing. listen. >> so, your wife has no friends here. she is stand offish, ivy league, rubs people the wrong way. >> she's from new york. she's complicated. she had very high standards. >> type a.? that can make you crazy if you're not like that. you seem laid back, type b., speaking of which, amy's blood type. >> i don't know, i'd have to look it up. >> you don't know her friends, don't know what she does all day and don't know your wife's blood type. >> full disclosure, i don't know my husband's blood type. does this pull the veil back on marriage than other household films? >> it does and in a very significant way. it talks to the basic fact that we don't really know our partners. it speaks to nick as a modern man who lives in a world of very
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superficial veneer relationships, the world of facebook relationships, based on narcissism. blood is the source that kind of gives us our life energy, our soul in many ways, that's extremely telling of who he is and the quality of his relationship. >> based on your own clinical practice, are the portrayals while clearly extreme grounded in a common reality about modern marriage? >> i mean i hate to see it, but yeah, i kind of think so. by the time a person gets into my office, needless to say, things aren't going well. i do see marriage sadly many times as a place trust is betrayed, expectations are let down, fantasies are broken. what this movie did an amazing job of was cut to the core of the fact that marriage is presented as a romantic factual.
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>> why does the woman scorned ever to go so dark? at the end of the dark, a woman scorned, hell has no fury and all of that, once again, it's the stereotype of the woman gone off the deep end which i don't like. people get betrayed and hurt, with you but constantly going back to this role. for some women, they are seeing she kind of goes dark and that's sort of a revenge fantasy.
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june it's important that has she to go to such great lengths. it basically shows how repressed women are. we pretend women have achieved gender parity. we walk around in a fictionalized world. the author and filmmaker did a great job in presenting it that way. it really grabs our attention and forces us to have a conversation about what's real and women's place and role in society. >> either way, probably not a great date movie if you're thinking of getting married. thank you both so much. >> as my work wife, are we ok? >> yes, honey.
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i think we're ok. i'm not planning to go psycho crazy on you at any point soon but you never know. >> stay tuned. >> if you have a fear of heights, don't apply for this job. engineering are inspecting the st. louis arch for stains and over flaws. allowing tourists will be happening, although some areas were restricted while the work is done. >> congratulations to the san francisco giants, heading back to the world series. it happened in the bottom of the ninth, a walk off home run give the giants a 6-3 victory over the st. louis cardinals. they will now play the kansas city royals in the world series. game one is on tuesday and it is san francisco's third world series appearance in five years. >> a 6-year-old boy fighting a rare form of spinal cancer is going to see his favorite team play in the world series. noah wilson loves the kansas city royals.
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a family friend launched an on line fundraising campaign and the response was huge. it took less than 24 hours to raise the $3,500 needed to make the trip happen. is site has raised more than $4,300. >> tomorrow on aljazeera america, the private side of a public icon. >> muhammed and me! >> the softer side of muhammed ali told through personal recordings. we're going to talk to his daughters about the documentary. >> that's it for us. >> stay with us for the latest on the ebola situation. aljazeera america will bring you live coverage when secretary of state john kerry talks about the virus. >> here now are images are the day and another look at last night's win by the san francisco after beating the st. louis cardinals headed oh the world
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series. >> we will see you tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.
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