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almost over - at least for this week. that's the show for today. i'm jen rogers in for ali velshi. thank you for joining us. >> hi, everyone, this is al jazeera america. in new york. isil, 30 days of coalition air strikes, what did it accomplish? home grown threats, the attack on parliament and isil's influence in canada. new ebola concerns in new york, a doctor ever tested for the disease. cholera in haiti, the united nations sued did peace keepers start the epidemic. and the new whereabout technology tracking almost every aspect of your life.
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one important ago, the u.s. led coalition started striking starts in sib yeah. the big lesson so far, those strikes might not be enough. the pent gone says they are having an impact, and in a report released today, human rights activists say the strikes have killed more than 500 fighters. and they have also killed 32 civilians. the u.s. has not confirmed that count. so far, the strikes have targeted syrian cities like aleppo, and oil fields captured by isil. plus, 135 air strikes near c oban but after a month, isil is still threatening to take control. a steady flow of cash is fueling the campaign. but today the u.s. treasury said that air strike have cut into the oil revenues. still, stopping the money will take time. own superior washington
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correspondent, is live tonight at the white house with with more, mike? >> good evening to you, john, there is no civil bullet that will cut off isil funding overnight. as a top add menstruation official today at the white house, everybody as they gain wealth @unprecedented pace. u.s. officials say it is among the best funded group in the world. among the top revenue streams from mid june until the coalition air strikes started in august, isil took in about $1 million a day in oil revenues. and while the u.s. said it won't pay ransoms because they say it leads to more kid p thatting other countries companies and individuals do pay. isil is taken in about went million dollars in ransomes this year. other isil sources of revenue, ard cooing to the administration, looting banks, crops and selling antic witties on the black market. selling girls and women as slaved. individual donor evers and social media fund
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raising with the group raking in money online. officials say about 15,000 foreigners have joined the fighters, many pay their own way. traveling through turkey and on to syria and iraq. but others rely on isil to pay the fair, an expensive proposition. >> david coen is the administration point man on stopping the flow of funding. >> isil can use some of the under thes it has essentially to pay for the fightingers to come into the area. which is one reason also that we are focused on keeping them out of the international financial system. they have to hold it and pay for every day services. they spent about $2 billion a year to keep the lites on. those bills are now being paid and that they say is putting a sprain on the finances.
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and john the add menstruation today threatened sanctions on anyone who buys oil from isil, this is black market oil, remember, they took over those isle product facilities when they swept across those two countries. the administration is going to be targeting any middlemen, traders included who deal in isil oil. >> mike at the white house, thank you. we are learning more tonight about the attack in ottawa, michael murdered a canadian soldier, and then stormed the parliament before he was shot to death. his glymph name was michael joseph hall, at some point he converted to islam and changed his name. canada recently revoked his passport, and he had a string of convictions for assault, robbery, and other crimes. prime minister spoke to the house of commons today, and said canada will not be intimidated. >> we will be veg lent, but we with will not run scared, we will be prudent, but we with will not panic. and as for the business of government, well, here
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we are, in our seats, in our chamber, in the very heart of our democracy. thebi is helping with the investigation. >> they are now taking a hard look at security across the country, and the possible influence of isil inside it's borders. jonathan best is here with with more. >> they released a suspect from yesterday's shooting was with trying to travel to syria, but he was not on a government watch list. a moment bookended by attack on the soldiers on the home front. the country was already ever considering stronger security measures, before two attacks in three days. by suspects that canadian authorities say had linked to radical islam. >> this week's events are
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a grim reminder, that canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks, we have seen elsewhere around the world. >> canada has long worried about attacks. >> as it supports the campaign against isil. >> last month the group encouragings it's supporters to attack canada. and last week the country raised it's terror arrest level. >> we have begun to see what was sort of laten't extremism for many years. semplely this kind of threat has been permenting and percolating for quite some time. >> at least 100 canadians are thought to have traveled to fight in syria. possibly more than from the u.s. but not nearly as many as from some european countries. people like abuse from toronto. reportedly a social media expert, helping isil propaganda campaign. >> the cure for the depression is you have to submit. >> from calgary. who has appeared in h
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videoing burning his passport. >> or possibly slip into the u.s. through the long porous bloodier. >> but the measures did not stop him from officials say running over and killing a canadian soldier this week. part of living in a free society is accepting the fact that sometimes bad people, or people that are troubles will do bad things. >> and the police chief said today these type of attacks are very difficult to detect the two from this week, are not connected. and officers say it is still unclear what precisely motivated them to kill. >> all right, jonathan,
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thank you. charles senate is a veteran are foreign affairs journalist and the vice president of the global post. he is also the executive director of the ground troop project, and you have just gotten back from iraq. >> that's right. >> tell me what you saw, and we with report on these every night. >> sure. >> isil make as move, the u.s. make as move, the coalition make as move, how important are those. they are pretty small. i don't see that there are any big set piece battles going on. those are in the threats that we were with. we were along that fault line, looking at small battles where the peshmerga units were with firing artillery in at the islamic state fighters. and pretty small. i think the sense i came
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away with with was with the air strikes are not doing enough from my wind with doe of observation. and that there's going to need to be some consideration of ground troops for any real fight. >> let's talk about this story in canada, dozens of canadians have gone to the middle east, to take up arms. we heard about three girls in colorado who wants to go and were stopped. at the global post, our correspondent was jim foley. as everyone knowns was beheaded by the islamic state, and the they they have played out that brutal execution, publicly, would -- you would think turn off any human being who wouldn't want to be part of that, but what we with are learning and hearing from a lot of intelligent
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services is that event was with so apocalyptic, such a sort of signature event of theirs that it is drawing in extremism. now how that works. >> that is hard for us to understand. >> when you talk about it, you know -- i thans you are telling megathe truth, and yet i don't get it. >> i don't know if it is the truth, it is what intelligent services have told us is their interpretation. i also think there's an element of fear. i think we are in a real cycle of fear, i think we are seeing this in canada. we with don't know a lot about this government. they are saying no motive is gun, appears to be a lone gunman, if we inflate too much, if we allow ourselves to succumb to fear, that's as dangerous a under estimating it i think we need to keep our head on our shoulders and think about this right now, is the time of white hot politics. midterm elections are
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coming. really some sense of politics directing a lot of the debate right now so i am very hesitant, i have cover add lot of terrorist attacks going back to 1993, the first world trade center bombing. i covered in the london bombing, i covered israel palestine. we too often jump to conclusions, we with need to be careful not to. >> i guess what i am saying is we don't know, and we need to keep to our jobs. the islamic state is also attacks journalists, they are killing journalists. they have threatening them, and trying to intimidate them. >> you had an excellent package about the resources and where they get their funding.
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building the coalition, where is turkey, how do you go at this, and important perhaps ground troops shouldn't be ground troops should not yet be a sign. but i think there is a convincing argument that the president of the ice is limiting himself unnecessarily by saying they won't be sent this. i feel like the ground is shifting and it is a time to stay very alert to what is going to work best. >> charles, thank you for sharinging the story of your trip, we appreciate it. >> and today in canada, the house of commons was hailed as a hero. >> members of parliament saluted kevin vickers with a standing ovation. he is credited with with shooting the gunman who attacked the building yesterday.
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he has been the sergeant in arms for 2006. the 33-year-old recently return ared to the city, after treating ebola patients in africa. tonight he is hospitalized in isolation, with a high fever, courtney keely joins us now with more, courtney. >> city officials have named this doctor ever craig spencer. he recently returned here to new york city after treating ebola patients. he is now in quarantine at beliveau hospital. law enforcement officials say he called 9-1-1 with after he began to feel fever rich. he reportedly had a fever of 103-degrees and was rushed by ambulance from upper manhattan to beliveau hospital. which has isolation rooms standing by. meanwhile, mayor bill debels owe has assured new yorkers that the situation with is under control. the patient is in good shape, and has gone into great deal of action as to his actions in the last few days so we have a lot to work with.
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>> the rooms have sliding glass doors that allow him to be monitors without them entering the room. they will also wear several layers of protective clothing. any blood test can also be isolated and conducted near the isolation units so the samples won't have to travel to the hospital, and risk infecting others. john, we aren't likely to know the results of the blood tests until tomorrow. or seen any patients at that hospital since his return from overseas. john. >> courtney, thank you. takes you to the lab
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and the researcher behind the direct examination. michael reports. >> when professor charles first suggested more than a decade ago, that the root to fighting ebola, might lie in of all thing as tobacco plant, neither scientists the feds nor the pharmaceutical industry were buying it. when we were proposing this, a lot of people thought it was a crazy idea. you know, this is tobacco. this is a terrible plant, that people smoke, and -- allotter sorts of bad things about it. >> but that proposal his eventual research led to the development of z map, the drug that's widely credited for saving the lives of two american aid workers. dr. brent brantley, and three others. >> the first thing i did is run in and show my wife the website, i said you know we with started this.
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where you can draw a straight line from discovery to success. >> it is the holy grail. >> it is wonderful. absolutely wonderful. >> today developers are in a race against time, to develop more doses. john. >> so michael, how long do you think this is going to take. >> well, you know, i have been in touch with the professor who are all very much in the trenches of actually producing this drug if even today. and he is givenning them indication, that he can be hopeful that by the end of the year, more doses would come out. it is unclear exactly how many at this point, but he says by the end of the year, there will be more. you have given us an inside look, so why
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tobacco, and what is so special about them. >> it happens if you look at this professor that they are the perfect host site for the manufacturing if you will of antibodies. what the researchers do is they take really effective antibodies against the ebola outbreak virus. what ends up happening is the solution staters replicating itself the way a virus does. the only thing is it is not in fact a virus. it is actually antibodies that willing being produced. the professor makes it very clear, when you are doing experiments like this, you want to minimize all the moving parts. and you want to make sure the on variable is that one with component you are working on, it turns out, that this particular plant is as uniform as ordered as an organism gets. >> so after 9/11, michael, i am told that
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of course anthrax was a concern, and ebola was with on the radar of many officials across the united states. what's been the process of moving this forward and doctors working to start on treatment? >> well, ever since 9/11 as you put it, over 12 years ago, the federal government came out, specially the u.s. army and said look, we think that bio terror similar a real threat. as long as people are flying planes into building in downtown, we out to be prepared for this. and so people like this particular professor heard the call. he is able to win a grant. other researchers have taken that as well and they continue to do that work. this professor started studying ebola, and never looked back. >> and good luck to them, this is an important
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story. you can see more of michael's report coming up on america tonight at the top of the hour, and we hope you will join for that. up next on this broadcast, the deadly cholera epidemic, the lawsuit saying the united nations caused it.
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the u.s. want with the lawsuit thrown out. >> well with, this is just the latest step in a long process, john. that's taking year evers to get to this point, i mean it is a momentous day, the first oil arguments being heard in front of a judge in court four years ago that we with filmed the scening cleaning up the sewage spill in their base, it was the first link with the u.n. in the outbreak. so it's taken all that
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time. other mechanisms to try to get the organization from the u.n. so this lawsuit that happened today, the presentation in front of the judge is just the latest step in the process. that's taken years to get here. the sub is very bright for this time of day, so they were going to wait until later, but we with have offered to give theft a lift and drive them down the mountain. they decide to make a run in it, taking in turns to carry them, along mud paths to where the road begins. this is haiti in the time of cholera. communitying living in fear.
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each day a new race for survival. sam did reach the public before losing her strength. but in the end it wasn't enough. >> and obviously, john, the u.n. is claiming immunity from prosecution in this case. and that is where the role comes in. that judge will have to decide whether to accept the immunity, or if the case can go forward. so it is a big decision. >> it is hard to believe you have been working on this since that story said, 2013. what's the next step. >> they were going to reserve their decisions so it is going to take some time for them to get back on that critical decision. that's what everyone is waiting for, to see if they can claim immunity. but it is something that the haitian families should be acknowledged the fact that more than 8,500 people have died from this. and over 700,000 people
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infected. means that something has to be done. and they are pointing fingers at the u.n. and says that's the entity that needs to step up. >> sebastian walker, thank you very much. >> and you can see more of the coverage of the cholera story coming up on america tonight. by we with continue now, human rights attorney is part of a legal team spearheading the case against the united nations. she is here in our studio, welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> the united nations claims absolutely immunity. so -- so what chances does this lawsuit really have? >> we think we have great chances that succeeding in this lawsuit. we have the morals on our side, and the law on our side. no matter how you look at this, the evidence is abundantly clear that the united nations is responsible for introducing cholera to haiti. no question about the link here. and on the legal side, the u.n. has well
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established legal obligations to provide victims of exactly these types of harm harms with te ability to resolve them out of court. >> what is the u.n. done so far. >> they have done absolutely nothing. we filed claims on behalf of 5,000 family whose have been victimized by cholera, back in 2011, the united nations told us those claims were not receivable. what does that mean? >> it's a great question. we have asked for explanations and they haven't told us. we have asked for a mediator, for a claims condition, and all of those have been rejected. >> what is this about? why would the u.n. do you think the u.n. is stone walling you. >> we with do. i think the u.n. has a long history obviously of doing a lot of good around the world. but they have also struggled with with accountability when it is the body that is found to
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be responsible for things like this. and there's been a tragedy of this scale before, and so people have not been putting pressure on the u.n. to provide justice. but this case shows that they can't use this immunity to act with impunity, and that's what is happening. >> new cholera infections, i guess at 350,000 they are down to 50,000 in 2013. where does it stand now. >> there's over 7,050,000 people that have been sickened by cholera. we have seen a decrease, but those units that they have said a new person is getting ill every hour. there's a lot of concern that the cases being reported through the haitian ministry of health, does not reflect the extend of the number of people who are being harmed by cholera, and who are dying of cholera away from hospitals. away from places where they can get officially registered. so it is still an on going emergency, and the
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u.n. has done very little to combat it. it is a story we will continue to follow, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> coming up next, the debate over security in canada,en following the deadly attacks. and here at home, the push to make the u.s. capitol even more security.
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this is al jazeera america. and coming up, the ottawa shootings what we with now know about the gunman and a possible motive. plus. how the attacks in canada are leading to tighter security here in the u.s. and wearable technology, watches, rings, vests, tracking your every move. we are learning more tonight about the attack in ottawa, and the suspected gunman who kill add soldier at a car memorial, and then stormed parliament. officials say michael converted to islam, he tried to travel to syria before his passport was with confiscated. in the past he had several convictions, mostly drug related. not long ago, officials
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we released this security video showing him running toward parliament. joins us now from ottawa, with with more. >> good evening john, yes, the prime minister said today that the country will not be intimidated but the tragic events that occurred here this week, show that canada is not immune to terrorism. and now the government is taking a very hard look on how to bolster national security. >> the fatal shooting of a canadian shoulder has rattled this country. some canadian politician see it as a wakeup call. >> the fact that a guy with a shotgun maced to get in the parliamentary building while the caucuses were with meeting could have been a catastrophe. and calling it an act of terrorism, but he wants new laws to tighten security. >> in the area of surveillance, detention, and arrest.
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>> the violence here comes the same rest canadian fighter jets join the battle in iraq. and just two days after a man described as a radicalized convert to islam, used this car to run down and kill a canadian soldier. three kinds of attacks may be unchartered territory for canada. >> despite the fact that we had two incidents within a week. these are the first incidents we have since 9/11. al quaida has not committed any terrorist attack, the authority in canada were able to arrest or dismantle the plot. >> but it is an open question that prides itself as being one of the most peaceful on the planet, will go along with with security powers. >> i hope that we with don't overreact, and start to become more closed society. because i shut that's just not the solution. >> right now, military
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service members are being asked not to wear their uniforms during off duty activities just as a precaution, and i can tell you this is a community that is still on high alert. around earn corner you will see police are there. >> all right,isi, thank you. the violence has government worldwide re-evaluating their own security, in washington. it's already pretty tight, but experts say there is still lessons to be learned. lisa stark has that story. >> canine units patrol the grounds. and armed officers keep watch. from the capitol steps. the cheep spent 11 years worrying about security here, seven as the sergeant in arms and four as the chief of the capitol police. guideliner says the safeguard evers are strong.
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but vol innocenters remain. >> because people can get very close, to the capitol skin, cars can still come up and down independent and constitution, which run immediately north and south of the capitol. so those are things that i worried about years ago, and i continue to think we out to rethink how we with do that. >> both the capitol police officers were with killed in the line of duty. >> the capitol itself was the scene of a deadly attack in 1998, an armed man shot his way into the building past a chien point, 2 police officers were with killed, the assay lent was with shot and wounded. now visitors get in only through a 600 million-dollar visitor center. gainer would like the perimeter pushed back even further. he supports a fence around the property, so police can screen visitors there. and he closed any sections of constitution and independent afters to
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reduce the risk of car bombs. >> what's the likelihood of this happens? of this grand vision of yours in a way. >> i think it is slim and remote. until there's a greater mishap. the further away we with get from 9/11, the further away we get from the murder of our officers in the capitol. people get more forgettable and get on to other things. >> about a third of the building has been blown away. >> it often takes tragedy to force change. just one month after the oklahoma city bombing the street in front of the white house was closed by the secret service. today pennsylvania avenue remains epidemic oto pedestrians but it is closed to cars over than official vehicles. >> the road closure is still a sore spot. they and others worry about the balance between the need for security, and the desire to maintain an open society. al jazeera. washington.
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>> now to syria, kurdish fighters are awaiting reenforcements from iraq. they have battled isil for control for weeks. charles stratford reports from iraq. >> these are kurdish fighters firing at isil positions. they are struggling to defend a front line that stretches for more than one with thousand kilometers. >> a few days ago, isil attacks seven different positions along the front line at the same time. this is a clear message for us. that they are changing their strategy, the pressure on us is mounting. >> the kurdish regional government is voted to send peshmerga fighters to help the kurdss try to win with back control of the town winter off brings thick cloud cover
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to this region. and that could maaco legislation air strikes more difficult. >> we with are asking for immediate help from the coalition, as the season changes. we need more ever training and more weapons and the kind of weapon withs that can stop their advance on the ground. >> sending peshmerga to the border comes with with strict conditions, set by turkey and the coalition. these incloud assurances from the government that the weapons will not fall into the hands of other kurdish groups. exactly how many are going, has not been disclosed. >> we with are sending a few peshmerga and heavy weapons. heavy machine guns the only fighters using these will be the peshmerga. not the syrian force evers. >> the fight to take control from isil, certainly has risks. >> the kurdish regional
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government, say is vital, if they are to win it back from the control of fighters, however, their demands from the coalition here, for more forces and greater training to try and defend the front line here in iraq, shows just what a risk sending those forces could be. >> the battle for co barney pushes hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. many of the refugees are dealing with with the death of loved ones who stay behind to fight. bernard smith report evers from the turkish border. >> the gray diggers are busy. this new cemetery near turkey's border is for ever fighters killed defending their town. >> it is filling up. today there will be three more burials. >> the coffins are draped in the flag, hundreds of refugees from cabarney have come to mourn. like most here, they want
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to show solidarity. but the first time she came it was to bury her husband i hope the blood of these martyrs won't be wasted. thenky go home, and take my husband with me. some family members may not even know that their son or husband has been buried today. the braves are shallow, and the fighting is over, the kurdss want to move the bodies and bury them at home. >> the funerals are a reminder, that as well as more heavier weapon withs the kurdss need reenforcements but there's no indication of when the iraqi might arrive. there was heavy fighting on thursday, but neither said making much head way. >> bernard smith, al
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jazeera, on the turkey syria border. >> new accusations in jerusalem, following a car attack that kill add baby girl. israeli prime minister says the palestinian president is guilty of inciting such incidents. the three-month-old died and several others were injured when a car hit a crowd of people near a train station israeli police shot and killed the driver, as he tried to run. a update now on another region. in ukraine, voters will go to the polls this weekend it is the first parliamentary election since the crisis in began. the prime minister is warning that russia will try to disrupt the vote. and in the east, pro russian separate itselfs are making plans to retake key cities in the region. the latest from donetsk. >> the agreement that was signed less than two months ago, is wobbly at best. both sides accuse each other of reaching the cease fire agreement, and not implements many of
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the steps that that agreement included. now, according to separatists leaders here, they put the finger at the ukrainian army, and they say that lately, they have noted that there was a build up on the borders of the self-proclaimed peoples republic, and it's because of that they will try to take anishtive. the opinion here, is that they are certain towns mainly which is a port town. that are currently under ukrainian canadian prime face. they view them as part of the territory of the dpr, and they say that as much as they can, they will go through political means they blame kiev for aborting any kind of political initialtive, and they say that if need be, then they will use military means. now, all this is also gearing up towards the ukrainian national elections that are due over the weekend.
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now people here that this military build up is happening because of those elections. the separatist leaders view though as they view the presidential elections back in may, as illegitimate, no one will be voting in most of these areas, accept the three towns what people are looking at here, are the weekend after on november second, there will be an election, whereby the residents of this area will vote for a president and for local counsel. the separatist leaders tell us that this will be the first step towards legitimizing both the peoples republic, and the nearby people's republic. >> and back in this country, new details tonight on the academic scandal at the university of north carolina. more than 3,000 students about half of them athletes, were allowed to coast through fake classes for nearly two decades. roxanne that has more.
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>> the university of north carolina has long been an ncaa power house. but that is image is now stained. by a report that details a nearly two decade long scam designed to keep student athletes playing, and struggling students from failing. more than one with .5 million emails and documents reveal that between 1993, and 2011, advisers steered students into courses like bio ethics. where they didn't even have to show up. the garrett say they earned as and bs regardless of the quality of their work. >> the only course work we with had to do was with to write a single paper. and most importantly, or as importantly, at the end of that process when they turned in the paper, and handed out liberally high grades. >> crowder was an administrative assistance, and this email to a basketball counselor, she reare pers to a student grade saying a d will be fine that's all she needs. i didn't look at the paper.
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>> crowded works in the african studies department, chaired by this man. the report found that the scandal ended when they retired. beneathser facing criminal charges after cooperating with the investigation. >> there is a clear distinction between the then and the now. >> the release of the report follows allegations by former student athletes including dionte william. >> if you had a reading level of third grade, and took these classes you passed and graduated. >> the chancellor says the school has fired four people. bad actions of a few, and inaction of many more, failed our staff, and undermined our institution. >> this scandal came to light three years ago, this is the first time we with are hearing how many people were involved. roxanne that reporting. we have a update we with told you about earlier, a
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doctor in new york city has tested positive for ebola. 33-year-old craig spencer recently returned to the city after treating ebola patients in africa. he was working with with doctors without boarders tonight, he is hospitalized in isolation with a high fear, being kept in quarantine. courtny keely has more on this, courtney. >> . >> we are hearing from the new york times that has confirmed that he does have the ebola virus that would make him the first person in new york to be infected with the ebola virus. but we will have in 15 minutes a press conference where he is already in quarantine. we will have mayor bill de blasio on site, explaining what is going on. now, if you remember earlier today, the mayor of new york city came out very quickly, very fast, saying new york city is ready to respond. you had craig spencer come back from guinea.
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12 days ago, his peter spiked this morning he called 9-1-1 with. and according to city officials 9-1-1 operators have been briefed on what to do in this case. they sent a hazmat unit, and an ambulance to him, and then they quickly took him to bellevue. where they even keep his blood isolated and we with will still be hearing more results and all the city officials and the governor at this press conference inless than 20 minutes. >> yeah, a lot we with still don't know, thank you very much. take a break, and be right back after this.
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the outlook will be for the stronger wind withs and we with will get those in places like new
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hampshire and maine, and those will ease off. rainfall totals have been impressive. 24 hour totals for boston coming in at three inches. today. you can see that northeaster spinning offshore, it is a slow mover, through over a period of time. we will have that continue to track off to the northeast, drier air will work it's way in, the we will get drier weather in places like new york, south ward for tomorrow, whereas where we with can really use the rainfall, west coast into california. and it looks like we will get some. as we with look at our rain totals. the highest amount coming in for portland, an inch and a quarter and we with will get doused here go the oregon area, the next large storm coming in, with wind with gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. that's on saturday. al jazeera america news continues
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wearable technology has been getting a lot of attention. new gadgets and clothing, they can actually mitigate stress, track your fitness routine, and even monitor your sleep. techno phil torres gives us an inside look at how
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these devices work. >> from monitoring fi fitness. >> you think -- >> improving health. >> able to track your brain and do real time and help you trigger cognitive function. >> wearable technology is rolling out across the world. >> start up companies showcase their products at conventions like this one. they hope to become part of the 19 million devices shipped to consumers this year. and of course, fall 2014, apple inc. made another big splash with with just an announcement that the megatech giant was with making it's move into wearables with with the apple watch. >> we decided to test out different wearables that are designed to promote health, so me and the rest of the team are trying different products from different companies and putting them to work.
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>> first up a light weight vest designed to measure bio metrics during different activities a network of sensors use blue tooth to upload data to your mobile device. >> i am about to go for a run, i have my shirt on, a synced it to my phone, and the detailsly get are normally only available to a professional athlete, but now i have t on my i-phone so let's go. >> i also have the basist catch on, that will the some of the same things and we will do a comparison after. my heart rate reached 118 beats beer per minute, while the bases shows my heart rate was lower the bases provided more relevant data and was
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easier to use, but maybe not as accurate. >> techno phil torres joins us this time in our studio in new york, welcome. >> thank you. >> the amount of data was amazing, you plug it in, put it online, and it gives you analysis, a good idea of what you need to be doing to improve your workout. >> were you surprised by the results in. >> what. i think that is for the high performance athlete. what surprised me, is there are wearable for ever dogs. and it shows how active they are, your cell phone
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as it is is tracking your every step, the issue here is it also has your health data, it can tell you how active you are, so i think some people can be uncomfortable with that, but these companies are doing very good job of protecting their information. and you know ideally this will stay private. >> you have this kind of large gadget in it. >> the data receiver and the data sender. >> but that's the only major technological component? otherwise it is just sensors. >> yeah. i think it will be built into the actual fabric. >> people are concerned about this sort of stuff,
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especially because when you are are talking about your medical history it could identify things that people may not want others to know about. how do we with know all that information isn't going someplace that others can read it. >> at some point you have to trust the company. they obviously understand this is important. they want you to get healthy, and work with a healthcare professional, and live a healthier lifestyle. what does it cost? >> this guy is expensive, this one rub i want to say around three or 400 h dollars. there are simpler things like watches that will keep track of how much you are walking and push you further as well with. >> always good to see you, thank you very much. for more on wearable technologies you can watch the latest episode of techno, which airs this saturday. by now you have probably heard of the popular car
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service app,ber. at the end of each ride, you may not know that the driver can also rate you. our science and technology correspondent has that story. >> if you live in a major city, almost anywhere in the world, tokyo, london, san francisco, services like air, lift, and task rabbit will pair you as if by magic with an apartment ever or car or someone to runner rands for you. ands toking a little trust into the mix. it isn't the traditional customer relationship and that's particular everly true of the ride sharing service uber. road ables whatever it is on the companies behalf. when you use oner you are
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also being rated as a passenger you dent get so see your radar, you have to ask the driver for it, or write to customer support. but if you drop below three czars you are out. is exin the vehicle. >> if i didn't bother my day, where i have to go scrub something off, i probably wouldn't care. >> they have -- yeah, i think it would kick theft out before i even let it get that far. >> a horribly stinky dog. i mean like undead smelling. i like animals so i am okay with with that. >> i would have to roll down the wind with does drive around for ten minutes before i could get the smelling, assuming there's no mes.
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>> puke, yes, if you throw up in the car that deserves a one rating. >> if they were that sick and threw up in the vehicle, can didn't say anything, probably give them a 1 with. >> inform you use the bag and didn't make a mes, it would be fine with with me. >> why doesn't it publish the rating? it published a study that shows consistent service, even in low income neighborhoods where he ises had long complains of difficulty getting a taxi, that looks pretty good. but perhaps the company hasn't made the ratings public, because it doesn't want them picked apart. the company wouldn't talk to us about it. be uh in the meantime, it seems pretty straight forward. don't contaminate the vehicle, and don't try to cheat the driver by asking him to end the ride early.
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five stars pretty nice guy. >> al jazeera, san francisco. what a mexican drug cartel on twitter to provoke authorities. if you missed it, the next one with happened in 2023. that's our broadcast, america tonight with with joel we chen is coming up next, see you back here, at 11:00.
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on america tonight. toughened up. and attack on their capitol forces canadians to new action. >> our laws and police powers, need to be strengthened in the area of surveillance, attention, and rest. they need to be much strengthened. >> signs of a growing threat north of the border and what canada will do now. also tonight, ebola in new york city? the young doctor who sudden sickness launch as full scale alert, has the virus landed in our biggest city and can it be coned