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>> catch more "faultlines" episodes on demand or at >> fighters try to keep a city out of i.s.i.l. hands get some much needed help. the boost from united states and turkey coming up. good news from many of the people coming into contact with the man who died of ebola in texas. >> 43 of those contacts have effectively rolled off and are ebola-free. >> but health care workers are still trying to fight off the virus in africa.
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texas, some of the most restrictive voter laws in the cub. and this is al jazeera america. live from new york. i'm tony harris. we begin with a growing struggle to hold on to a crucial border town in the fight against i.s.i.l. today turkey sis test fighting kurdish fighters to cross into syria to give help to kurdish fighters fighting in coh kobani. but i.s.i.l. fighters surround kobani on three sides. bernard smith has the latest from the turkey border. >> as dusk fell syrian kurdish fighters started to make use of
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the weapons they were given in an air drop. to turn the battle for kobani diciveldecisively in favor of te kurds. >> we have facilitated peshmerga forces to go to kobani and we continue to hold talks on this matter. >> reporter: but warned he doesn't believe the kurds in kobani are fighting for a unified syria. >> just like i.s.i.l. they want to control a certain area. we think this is a threat for the future of syria, its territorial borders and its democracy. >> reporter: this video from a free syrian army group, shows the intensity of the fight. the kurds have complained of being outgunned by fighters from
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the islamic state of iraq and the levant. to you they say the weapons dropped by the u.s. are very, very good but they'll need more to push i.s.i.l. from the area. >> the weapons will help but we still need more heavy weapons to push out i.s.i.l. completely. the fighting won't be over soon with just these weapons. no one has talked about peshmerga pushing over into kobani, if we get these weapons, the fighting will be over very soon. >> reporter: there's not going to be enough on their own to stop i.s.i.l.'s advance. turkey concerned about arming groups, have not allowed weapons into kobani. but now u.s. secretary of state john kerry said it would be irresponsible and morally difficult not to help the kurds. they have after all resisted i.s.i.l. fighters for more than four weeks now. the u.s. may consider it would be a damaging psychological blow
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to the coalition would kobani now fall. the fact that i.s.i.l. must also be aware of. bernard smith on the turkey syria border. the group's focus on kobe any has shifted coalition attitudes and it seems turkey's as well. mike viqueria is live from washington. what can you tell us about the supplies provided by the united states? >> well, this is a remarkable turn of events, there's no question about it, tony. and a lot of it you can't wonder has to do with the high visibility and this fight for kobani fought just over the border from turkey. they have spent the last two weeks have top officials here in washington telling us warning us preparing us that kobani could in fact fall to i.s.i.l. forces and now we see over the course of the weekend the united states air dropping in weapons, weapons
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and ammunition and medical supplies, to those besieged kurds inside the town or in fact what's left of it. the american central command that has purview over the forces in the area, look i.s.i.l. is showing themselves, that's why we're hitting them there, this increased up tempo air strikes, and yet we've heard from secretary kerry traveling in indonesia that there's a humanitarian aspect to this. listen. >> a small group of people there, who, while they are an offshoot group of of the folks that the -- that our friends turks oppose they are valiantly fighting i.s.i.l. and we cannot take our eye off the prize here.
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it would be irresponsible of us as well as morally very difficult to turn your back on a community fighting i.s.i.l. as hard as it is at this particular moment. >> tony, it's an understatement to say the politics, the geopolitics, the military politics involved are very, very complicated. president obama spent some time this weekend on the phone with turkey's president, president erdogan, to talk about the situation and continue to pressure turkey to get involved more overtly, more active in the military coalition against i.s.i.l. tony. >> mike one more question for you. u.s. central command says it's coordinated with iraqi forces in the most recent strike. >> reporter: right. >> that is something the iraqi force ves have wanted for some time, right? >> reporter: you're right.
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syria, command and control but they are going against the forward forces in iraq. part of that is due to the fact that the american military and coalition forces don't feel as though they can rely on the iraqi military and certainly we've seen evidence of that in the past few months as many of them have simply cut and run refusing to fight and abandoning a lot of the equipment supplied by the united states to i.s.i.l. forces. now as i.s.i.l. edges ever closer to baghdad a concern is heightened here in washington. although administration officials are not concerned that baghdad could ultimately fall but the closer i.s.i.l. comes, the more it is able to launch terrorist attacks into baghdad itself. tony. >> thank you mike. near kobani, majority of the hits over the days but the u.s. coalition has been spreading out the damage. here is a look.
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the coalition has launched 310 in iraq and 229 strikes in syria since early august. there have been 130 around kobani alone and the critical mosul dam area. the pentagon says its strikes are aimed at limiting i.s.i.l. completely stopping the group but requiring ground troops. up to this point finds that to be true, i.s.i.l. vehicles in firing positions, fighters were targeted less thean 20% o than e time. thousands are living in camps, in northern syria along the turkish border. winter's harsh weather has come early as seasonal rains begin to flood camps providing safety. stephanie decker reports. >> there is no protecting this camp from the heavy rains.
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northern syria along the border with turkey and there are countless other camps like this. >> translator: we are being humiliated. the men, our women, our children, our tents are destroyed. nobody cares about us. we are flooded here. there is mud everywhere. no one is helping us even the arab and islamic countries. only god will take care of us. >> reporter: millions of syrian have been forced out of their home. syria's winters are cold with heavy rains and the season hasn't really even begun yet. >> translator: over 400 tents were destroyed by the flood and we ask the international community and the united nations just to give us our basic human rights. as you can see the camp is totally flooded. >> reporter: as the international community fights the islamic state of iraq and the levant, there is the risk
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of, another year without proper drainage or sanitation. there are many places that we cannot dethey're a victims of a war that seemingly has no end. in a place where people continue to leave their homes with little help and increasingly little hope. stephanie decker al jazeera beirut. are emory university says a man undergoing treatment for ebola and has been determined knowledge clear of the virus has been released. heidi zhou-castro joins us from dallas. >> tony, quarantine has officially ended at midnight and 43 people in dallas have been declared ebola free and safe to interact with the public. but for the stepdaughter of duncan, her system cities has
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worries. >> it brings the end to a long long night. >> go back to school and i'm also able to go back to work. >> aaron and younger jalah live here. jalah called the ambulance to take thomas duncan her stepfather to the hospital. he died there on october 8th. the family is still in mourning and asked us to stay outside and not show their faces. they feel discrimination by the community. >> they say it's going to jump on people, it is not like that. >> reporter: ebola spreads only through direct contact with the bodily fluids of a person who's showing symptoms. this family is not sick. and the cdc says the virus's incubation period is over. >> you guys are all healthy this entire time dmom one had a fever. >> -- no one had a fever.
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>> yes, we are healthy. >> among the 44 people the dallas county health department declared ebola-free monday, they are now free to presume their normal lives. >> we understand this is a trying time for the families but we wish them all the very best moving forward. >> but yah and j jalah fears thy will be bullied. >> that is our worry right now. we don't know how we're going to be treated and we don't know what is going on. >> jalah is also worried about her mother, louise trow. the apartment has been gutted, everything down to the flooring was incinerated. trow who left quarantine monday is without a hoax. >> when they destroy her life in america, since she been living in america that's her life, her whole life has been destroyed.
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>> for now trow's church is stepping in to help and they are tapping into their deep religious faith for strength. >> to god said no, god is on our side. >> the city of dallas has just announced that it will team with wilshire baptist church and local nonprofits to help duncan's family. help her with six months of rent and also with new clothing and new personal belongings. so really, local officials here rallying around this family and much needed win, 43 people who are at risk for ebola, safe now, the city calling it a much needed win against this terrible fight and for this family tony much needed help as they start anew. >> heidi zhou-castro, dallas, heidi thank you. last week, jamaica which
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relies on tourism is gathering resources to fight a possible outbreak in the country. and earlier i spoke with former jamaican prime minister to stop the global spread of the virus. >> i think everyone realizes that this is not a trend that is isolated to africa or to west africa even or just to the three countries that are now impacted. it is such a dangerous and virulent disease it has the potential to be a true pandemic and therefore the response is for all countries. particularly those with the skills and the assets to mobilize immediately, move some assets there, see where the u.s. have sent troops and equipment. the work of cuba is to be lauded and i see where other countries are, the u.k. as well making provisions. it has to be a full global mobilization to contain the threat where it is and help the countries that are suffering. >> i want to talk about cuba in
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just a second but i want to know you said it has a potential of becoming a pandemic. any cases of ebola on your island, the island of jamaica? >> no, not that we're aware of, i doubt there are any, and the information we have received is there is none. >> honestly it's hard to imagine the scope of this epidemic where it is now, the outbreak where it is now that at some point or another, more nations of the world will be -- >> there is no doubt that it will expand. and our hope is that it won't reach jamaica, won't reach other countries. we in jamaica have started our preparations. you know i think our preparations could be far more intense than they are now. we have the technical expertise to manage our health professionals, very well trained used all over the world. i have sprem confidenc supreme n their technical capabilities.
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do we have the financial wherewithal, the stocks we would need to respond, i don't think so. >> you don't think so? >> we would have to have support and assistance. >> from outside nations? >> yes. >> to that end your nation has put in place a travel ban. tell me about that. >> the political party i represent called for that earlier. >> your opposition party? >> opposition party, yes. would call for that as part of precaution just to be absolutely sure. and they have now moved to put in place that travel ban. it doesn't of say anything about the relationship with countries, jamaica has to think about jamaica. >> your health minister fenton ferguson is seeking help from cuba's doctors in coordinating jamaica's response to ebola. when i initially saw this
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ithought wait a minute, what about the cdc, the nih, dr. fauci's team at the nih? >> that is not exclusive. cuba is sending 300 more medical doctors to the countries that are at need. so jamaica rightfully feels we could reach out to cuba as well, but certainly jamaica would have to be in line what is happening with the paho with the w.h.o, with the cdc here, to make sure policies are all aligned. it has to be a network of countries keeping their borders and their shores safe from the ebola threat. >> the world health organization says nigeria is now ebola-free. it has been more than six weeks since the country reported new case of the virus. the world health organization calls it a spectacular success story. haru metassa has the report. >> one of the first legality workers deployed in nigeria for
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the latest ebola outbreak. he helped trace the outbreak from a man infected from the virus. he admits he was scared and so was his family but he soldiered on. >> i had to respond to ebola, if you don't respond to ebola then ebola will come in our home. then everybody is at risk. >> reporter: the hard workers health workers and volunteer has paid off. the world health organization has declared nigeria officially free of ebola. after six weeks of no new cases. >> 00 rayhooray we are happy. we are all free, we can greet people, we can growth each other freely, we don't have to worry about whether the next person is an ebola victim. >> declaring nigeria as a free country from ebola. >> but nigerians know there is
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no resume for complacency. many people travel in and out of here. the government in nigeria now has the time to become prepared in case there is another outbreak. for now, people are told to stay alert and report any suspected outbreak. >> one of the nurses who carried for the liberian man who brought the case to nigeria. she died. dennis recovered from the disease. >> the best thing for you to do, go into the isolation ward as early as possible. if you go into the isolation ward you will be easily managed. your chances for survival will be high. >> workers will soon be r of mod
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to sierra leone and guinea. haru matassa, al jazeera. >> power vacuum since moammar gadhafi was killed three years ago. the outgoing gns refuses to recognize the tobruk parliament. hard line militia and ren gate e general. the accused leader of the benghazi attack pled not guilty to a new indictment. ahmed abu metassa. hotalla is the only one charged
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in the incident. examining whether water shutoffs are a violation of human rights and immigration is becoming a big political issue in louisiana. part of the problem: teachers trying to educate children who haven't learned english.
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>> and welcome back to al jazeera america. two more death claims approved today over faulty ignition switches in general motors cars. to go along with 29 who were seriously injured in crashes when the switches failed. the program to compensate victims, gm knew about the defect but waited 11 years to recall the cars. so apple sold more than 39 million iphones in the latest period fueling a big gain in the
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company's bottom line. the same day apple went live. ali velshi is tracking the story. ali what is going on over there in ceurp tee cupertino? >> panel pay, i get it and don't get it. strong sales of the newest iphones helped send profits up 8%. $8.5 billion. compared to the same period a year ago. sales were up as much as 12% and topped 42 billion. listen to these numbers, $42 billion. >> wow. >> all of these things i'm telling you beat analysts expectations. iphone 6 and 6 plus late in the quarter. huge demand for these phones, a little bit bigger, they offset the sales you and i talked about, pais and the -- ipads,
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they revealed a little bit bigger ipads. but the apple pay is what started today. >> got you. where can we use this apple pay? what is it really? >> if you got one of these iphone 6s you can use it immediately. yet another entry into mobile payment. i've come to the point i don't carry much cash on me, i do mostly by credit card. it's basically you take your phone, wave it, touch it, do whatever you want and it pays, all right? connected to your mastercard, visa or american express. i'm not sure what the net gain is between me giving you a credit card and tapping it or swiping it versus me pointing my phone at it. so i don't understand. but it's a big deal.
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apple has entered the marketplace. google wallet exists. paypal is there. ali baba has a payment system. everyone has moved towards the device, centered payment system. everybody has a device. >> what about at 7:00? >> we have talked about bees, bee colonies are disappearing. some of it has been sofd, we so. we have got less bees around. it is a very important business economically. why are we losing out on bees what difference does it make to you and what can you do it. tee up with honey in your tea. >> battling this cough, you know
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i'm interested. most pilots for luft han da airlineluft hanlufthansaare sta. pilots are fighting with the airline over retirement benefits. now, the u.s. supreme court has cleared the way for a voter i.d. law in texas. and some experts say this one could prevent hundreds of thousands of people from voting. that next. plus a seemingly simple question that turned into a rather embarrassing moment in the colorado senate race. david schuster has the story in today's power politics.
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>> the united nations is preparing to impose sanctions on
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five high profile yemeni officials complu including the r president. >> sanctions for yemen for those it described as spoilers who were trying to derail the peace process. it's taken some time to come up with a list of names as a panel of experts working for u.n. security council committee on this issue. and in the last week they produced two reports. with five names on it. and these are five very senior names in yemen. it includes the former president, ali abdalla salla, also his son who is called ahmed abdalla salla. he was the brigadier general in charge of the republican guard and the new government thought it was best to send him out of the country where he could cause less trouble to that post in the
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uae. but the panel of experts seems to think he is still interfering in yemen. also on the list are the top two military generals of the houthis. this is going to be a top policy of the pursuing the sanctions, they also know that the houthis are in control of the capital sanaa and other towns. they may be needed to gain political implication for the country. it means people will now have to show a photo i.d. in order to vote now critics say it will prevent some 600,000 texas residents, many of them minorities from voting. and the court decision was unsigned. that's a big deal and did not contain the justices' reasoning.
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there are now 31 states in the nation which have some sort of voter identification law. texas is among seven states that have pooh strict photo i.d. requirement. let's take a deeper dive into voter i.d. laws. myrna perez is with us, deputy director for the brennan center for justice. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> you worked on this case. >> i sure did. it was one of the most pronounced thing about the case was the trial court found that this case reflected intentional discrimination on the part of the legislature meaning that the texas legislature passed this knowing that it was going to discriminate against minority voters and they passed it anyway. and the idea that the supreme court -- >> how do we know that? how do we know that knowingly they passed this understanding the -- >> there was a lot of information amassed, some of them included weird procedure
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measures to get it through, they didn't go through the regular legislative process, there was a lot of testimony about how this law was going to have a negative and discriminatory effect, there were measures to amend the law so it would have a harsh impact and all of those measures were rejected, racially charged language, there was a lot of, the trial court's decision that this went forward with discriminatory effect, right now do we want these kinds of discriminatory laws affecting our voter laws? people are voting in texas right now. >> how do you see the decision from the high court impacting this mid term election in texas? >> i think there's going to be a great deal of confusion. i mean to be very clear -- >> i think you're right about that. >> texas had a voter i.d. law
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before this new law. it just was less strict. it loud more and different types of identification. and more texas voters have voted under the old law than under the new one. two different courts have struck down this new photo law. so i think as people are going to the polls they're not going to know which law is in effect and i think more voters and more election administrators including poll workers and more volunteers are familiar with the old law. i think the appropriate thing would be to let the district court law preventing the new law stand. >> what is in your mone mind clr and present? >> it will make voters, 600,000 voters in texas many of them, without i.d., the judge found it
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was a poll tax, functioned as a poll tax. >> because there can be a fee involved in getting the kind of i.d. that's required now right? >> exactly, exactly. i think in this day and age discrimination at the ballot box is not something to be tolerated, clearly the ones must not do enough work for us if we're allowing intentionally discriminatory laws to go into effect. and i think this is a result of the supreme court's decision in the shelby county case which struck down a very important part of the voting rights act. >> that's right, that's right. no majority opinion on this surprising to you? >> that is consistent with what we have seen in some of the other cases. but if such a dramatic act, in other words, the act of allowing an intentionally discriminatory law to go into place is going to happen, one would hope that there would be some reasoning. >> myrna, justice ginsberg, a
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six page dissent -- >> i think she was clearly trying to stand up for voters. she lobbied a passionate defense, part of the law that was struck down. and she put the two cases together. right now this law would have been blocked if the shelby county decision hadn't come down and currently the existing laws are not sufficient to get it blocked. >> hopefully there is not a suppression of votes in texas. those votes are necessary. >> one impression i do want the voters to be left with, even voters voting in texas can call
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866-o-u-r-v-o-t-e. >> what is the number again? >> 866 o-u-r-v-o-t-e. >> myrna, pleasure to have you here. >> thank you so much. >> in lfns's closely watched-- in louisiana's closely watched senate race, thousands of children who crossed the border this summer, were sent across the state, jonathan martin has our report. >> these children and nearly 1400 others like them are at the center of a fiery political debate in louisiana. here at terra high school in baton rouge, where they teach basic english to migrant students who have recently crossed the border. federal law requires public schools to educate all children regardless of their immigration status. for all 1400 across louisiana
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school districts it could cost taxpayers more than $21 million a year. since most are recent migrants from central america, teachers and administrators are not allowed to ask about their immigration status. >> my job is to educate them, make sure they get the best education that they can get. >> since egam is one of the only bilingual teachers in the school, she juggles. she is called on by other teachers to translate in other core subjects. for a teacher who loves teaching, so many nonenglish speaking students is a challenge. the price and the politics remain at the forefront of many. jonathan martin, al jazeera, baton rouge, louisiana. >> 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
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15 days until the mid term elections and there is now every indication that one of the national republicans, many gop candidates are turning to for help, is running for president in 2016. david schuster is here with power politics. david. >> republican senator rand paul has been helping senators, are filming campaign commercials in their behalf. the libertarian has formed a massive organization himself. his father ron paul just told larry king that rand is running for president. >> i think it's great he is doing it, he has ogood message and understands free market economics and i think it's doing a world of good. >> and rand may not be so happy with his dad, he hasn't made a formal announcement yet but that's expected to come after the mid terms.
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a lot of republicans urging elizabeth warren to consider a presidential run. she campaigned for democrats in many states, talked about her humble beginnings and the opportunities she had thanks to an affordable education. >> i tell the story out of deep gratitude. i am the daughter of a janitor who ended up in the united states senate, because i grew up in an america that was building a future for all of its children. [cheering and applause] >> when asked about a presidential run warren continues to say she is not running and is strictly focused on helping democrats keep control of the u.s. senate. one of the senate candidates that warren helped is iowa democrat bruce braley, energized progressives to get behind braley in iowa, but republicans
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attacked braley to be too far to the left. >> braley has voted lock step with his party 96% of the time. >> that iowa senate race is expected to go down to the wire in growing fears for ebola, democrats hammer republicans for scutting health care budgets. congresswoman roberta lee. >> the budget cuts i have to just say they are the republicans who cut the budget by 44% for hospital preparedness programs. cut nih by over 10% and cdc by 17%. and so we have to understand and recognize the state of our health care system. >> and expect to hear much more about that by democrats in the next two weeks. early voting has begun though. in a dozen states there was president obama campaigning over
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the weekend campaigning for the gubernatorial candidate in maryland. today the president cast his ballot in chicago. he was in illinois to campaign for pat quinn and at the polling stages, mr. obama seemed a bit confused. >> i'm going to be going back this way ladies? this one? this one? come on help me out somebody. >> cre, voting can sometimes be confusing even for president. over the weekend as we said the president campaigned for maryland gubernatorial candidate anthony brown. in pennsylvania, republican tom corbett is now on the defensive when he was caught photo shopping. from a stock photo available for purchase called talking to a financial advisor.
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the corbett campaign admit everybody was photo-shopped into that photograph. mark udall provided a cautionary tale. a reporter asked udall a number of questions, then he was asked to name his three favorite books and a favorite song. >> the three most influential books in my life, profiles in courage. the -- let me think, we can play this over, right? let me retape this -- >> let's go back to that, what about music? what's the last song you listened to? >> i'm brain-dead today. >> all right. so back to the books. profiles in courage. >> let me just -- let me catch my thought here. >> udall eventually named the
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books and the songs, sean kobin's song about avalanches. maybe the voters will forgive him for having that brain-fry moment that we've all had after long hours but not a great moment for his campaign. >> and on camera as most of these are it seems. >> that was live. >> can you cut it out there? david appreciate it. thank you, we all have those moments. >> ray suarez will have much more. no that's ali velshi's show. lest take a look at some of the other stories making news across america. ines is here. ines. >> after a suspected cop killer was spotted, police have been searching the polsearchingsearcr
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a month. bodies of seven women are found, victims of a possible serial killer . 43-year-old darren van was arrested and told police where they could find several other victims. van also confessed to a murder spree dating back 20 years. this story is far from over. the judge in the boston marathon pool, three people and injured 260 more. the judge said a thousand people will fill out jury questionnaires. 100 will then be questioned individually until they are down to 12 jurors and six alternates. a dozen of suspected nazi criminals received millions of dollars of social security benefits and officials are
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wondering why. the ap said a legal loophole allowed for payments. firefighters rescued a woman stuck in a chimney then police arrested her. genevieve nunez fi figueroa. she dated the owner of the house but then broke up with her. watch. >> i met her online, thought she was pretty normal as you meet people online. and you know, we hung out a couple of times and you know you never know how crazy somebody is until they do crazy things and you know, this is a pretty crazy thing. >> the woman is charged with illegal entry and providing false information to police tony. >> normal people. >> you see normal first. >> online. online dating and the like. >> there are some normal. >> really? i'll have to take your word for
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it. i don't want to. ines. appreciate it, thank you. united nations, called on detroit to return waiter service, the service shutoffs are affecting the poorest and discriminate against the city's majority black population. john hen dr hendren has more frm detroit. >> things have gotten so bad in the city's bankruptcy that the united nations is investigating, the city turns off the water to homes and continues to as many as 200 a day. a town hall meeting a spirited meeting in which residents said their water had been cut off. some say they are paying a bill as high as $4,000. others say they were getting bills and didn't know where to send the money.
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that has made a difficult situation worse. >> we have been robbed. the people of the city of detroit have been robbed. we knew it was going for the last 20 years and various mayors have been fighting it and we've had issues between people who liver in the city and the people who live in the suburbs and it's basically a fight between the people of color and the people of noncolor but they don't want to say that. >> the trouble is the city has lost massive population. 1.8 million in the 1960s to 700,000 now. that means it has an inefficient water distribution system. one of the most expensive in the united states. ironically, the state of michigan, whose name remains great water, the ojibwa word. between them the great lakes supply 20% of the world's fresh
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water. >> a fall tradition turns into a riot in a small new england town. now police have a special task force set up to find out who's responsible for it. also, live pictures from hong kong, early hours of the morning, coming up on 7:00 a.m. protesters and the government getting ready for a round of talks in hong kong as demonstrations roll into a third week.
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>> replies ipolice in new hampsy they're setting up a task force to find who set up riots in the
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town of keene. about 30 were arrested. roxana saberi has the story. >> reporter: please in ceen--e in keene promise to punish anyone who broke the law. the riots descended on the city for its annual pumpkin festival. >> uses pieces of a fence to fuel the fire and actually jumping off a pickup truck and boy-surfing. and riot police came. >> some threw bottles and rocks at police officers. police responded with tear gas pepper spray and arrests. >> it has done wonders for little towns like keene. >> just last month the colbert
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report mocked the city. the bear cat to keep the pumpkin festival under control. >> definitely a target. we are talking about america's premier pumpkin festival. >> reporter: that vehicle was not seen at the riots. it too is looking at images of the arrest will suspend and possibly expel the most serious offenders. the college president says keene state college does not tolerate the outrageous behavior that occurred over the weekend. also understand that it does not represent a great many students who attend this college. many of the students who helped clean up this mess agreed. >> we are all seniors. this is our last pumpkin fest, it has never been this chaotic. >> some people here say this festival could be the last. roxana saberi, al jazeera. honhong kong's chief execute
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says external forces are fueling the protest. live pictures from the financial district here in hong kong. his comments come ahead of a government meeting with protest leaders later today. sarah clark has more from hong kong. >> in a televised interview, hong kong's chief executive c.y. leung said these demonstration he are out of control. he blamed others for fanning this protest, suggesting c.y. leung is trying to avert or distract from the political situation at hand. the u.s. consulate in hong kong has also rejected those accusations. what is happening is about the people in hong kong. tomorrow night is a key day, tuesday in hong kong between 6:00 and 8:00 local time there
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will be televised negotiations between the hong kong government and the student leaders who are overseeing this pro-democracy movement. this will be televised, in the central area of hong kong as well as mong kok will be able to watch this. he said he would act impartially despite his link to hong kong chief executive c.y. leung. he was the advisor in the 2011 elections. he will work hard to facilitate the discussions and make sure it's peaceful and ensure the rights of all at hand. what happened to them? that story's next. and then it's "real money." with ali velshi.
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>> the mexican government is offering a multimillion dollar reward for information which leads to the discovery of the missing students. the students have been missing since september and there's a big effort on social media to help find them as well. ines is back with that story. >> this afternoon they tweeted out the name and picture of each of the missing students offering a reward of up to about $110,000 per student. the government has received increasing criticism for not finding these young men. take a look at viral video from people of different countries demanding justice for the students. >> i demand justice for the 43 students who went missing in september. >> the people speak in english
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french mandarin thai just to name a few. asking to do more to find the missing students. the video has been viewed over 70,000 times. another video criticizes the government for not doing enough to find the young men. the woman in this video is a mexican actress and she's asking people to go on social media tomorrow and post the names and pictures of each of the 43 missing students as a way of keeping attention on this case. >> yes, sounds like it's necessary ines thank you. >> thank you, got to show you these pictures. as everyone fled the fire, one elderly man was still stuck inside. you will hear a woman screaming to help him. >> no there's a man inside. >> witnesses say a stranger came out of incorporate and saved the man. there he is. who was still inside the home then he left before anyone had a
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chance to even thank him. he just took off. and that is all of our time for this news hour. i'm tony harris in new york ci city. "real money with ali velshi" is up next on al jazeera america. >> it has been 21 days and 48 people monitored for ebola in the united states are clear to go back to their normal lives. reason for hope at why the virus is spread, and why ebola-free countries can't drop their card. >> if you like vegetables us can't have them without bees pollinating the crop, and they are dying off. >> apple -