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>> and perhaps life imitates >> then life will imitate art, exactly. >> geena davis, thank you so much for talking with al jazeera. >> the bill is passed out objection the bill is laid on the table. with that the keystone excel pipeline comes to a reality. but the opposition is fierce and environmental concerns are very real. months after they kidnapped hundreds of school girls, boko haram storm into a village and open fire. while calm returns to one of the holiest sites in jerusalem, anger still in the middle east. and history making comet lander
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before it dies in space. >> this is al jazeera america. good evening, i'm michael each in new york. efforts to build the keystone excel pipeline took a step forward today. the house approved the construction of the pipeline from canada to mexico. >> it's up in the air. senator mary landrieu said that she can round up enough of her democratic colleagues to see passage of the bill tuesday of next week, but there is a question if the head count is really there. now democratic leadership is allowing this vote to go forward
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to help lan drew out because she is logged in a tough fight down in louisiana, a run off to keep her senate seat. both candidates hope to show vote necessary louisiana that they help to make keystone happen. landrieu hopes to say that she stood up to president obama and tried to make it a reality. >> what is the latest from him s. >> s' not keen on signing a keystone pipeline bill. in myanmar he took a moment to talk about keystone and pushed back that passing it would lower american's prices at the gas
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pump. >> i have to constantly push back against this idea that some how the keystone pipeline is either this massive jobs bill for the united states or is some how lowering gas prices. understand what this project is. it is providing the ability of canada to pump their oil, send it through our land down to the gulf where it will be sold everybody where else. >> president bush says that this should take its course currently in the hands of the state department where it's under review. but that's pending a court decision in nebraska over where a route would possibly go. even if president obama does veto this, if it even gets to his desk you can bet that republicans would bring it back early in 2015 when they role both the house and senate. >> libby casey reporting from the white house. well, there are more reports
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today that president obama will announce next week that he is taking action on his own to fix the nation's immigration system. republicans are warning him not to go through with it. however, the administration already moved to make a small policy change today. we have more from washington. >> presidenvice president joe biden announced that children whose parents legally reside in the u.s. and reside in guatemala, honduras and h el salvador will be able to apply for refugee status in country. it's pretty monthest. the u.s. only allows 4,000 refugees from latin america each year, and most of those slots go to cubans. if you'll remember from october of last year to september of this year some 68,000 undocumented children across the border into the u.s. so this is not necessarily going to help
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too much stem the call, the crisis of you think documented child migration. but an announcement was made in washington attended by the leaders. they say they have a plan to stem the route causes of child migration. however, from what we've seen so far it seems to be more of the same, more trade reform, or free trade, and even members of congress here in the u.s. have said that some of these economic policies have led to more displacement in these countries, and have led to increased migration. in addition the leaders are asking for security forces and these countries security forces have a very grim record when it comes to human rights abuses which makes children and adults for that matter want to leave for the u.s. whether or not they
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have their papers in the first place. >> despite an alleged cease-fire boko haram has made a major military move in nigeria. it rode into the town with guns blazing and took control of the entire town. this is the same area where the group kidnapped some 300 school girls in april. 219 of those girls remained missing and presumably boko haram is still holding them. the group has taken several towns and villages since the cease-fire was announced a month ago. >> a local official told al jazeera that boko haram fighters are still in the town. what they're trying to do now is take people to safer places. the town lies 300 kilometers away from chibok has ben taken over by boko haram several months ago, but it has been retaken by the military.
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now they'll try to take back chibok at whatever cost just to prove a point. it is the area where 279 girls were taken, and 219 are still in captivity. now elsewhere in the northeast of nigeria boko haram fighters according to residents have been chased out of th out of towns and probably they are according to locals on their way to the state. >> the bent gone said 35 coalition airstrikes hit isil targets in iraq. the strikes have been aimed to stopping isil supply lines, but iraqi forces are now moving through the oil rich town of beiji. isil holds the refinery there but the town center is under
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iraqi control for the first time since june. we have this exclusive report. >> it might not look like much, but this small act of iraqi pride sends out a loud message. this is the beiji town building that isil captured and used as a base. in some ways this military operation has been a blueprint to future battles with enhanced cooperation of iraqi fighting you wants. proud of that collective effort and the perfect combination of security apparatuses. for this battle in particular which include the counter terrorism source and federal police force and the rest of the army formations. >> with so much team work more sophisticated weaponry has been put to use. a quick calculation and they
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come under fire. the iraqi army are still facing stiff resistence from isil fighters and that confidence has been boosted by an audio recording released by their leader. in that audio recording, he said that no amount of american-made weaponry or coalition airstrikes will be able to defeat the group. >> but those words ring hobble in beiji. isil is still a formidable enemy and iraq the second largest city of mosul, it's still an occupying force. but with gains slowly made and with the help of coalition airstrikes many iraqis are hop hoping that sunny iraqi armor like this will be driving through all the territory that isil has taken since june. >> britain's prime minister announce plans to crackdown on
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fighters. they suspect fighters they would have to agree to strict restrictions before returning. about 500 brits have joined isil. there are fears they would reenter the country undetected. >> a rare concession by israeli authorities did not keep protesters from taking to the streets in the occupied west bank. their early morning clashes in jerusalem's border town near jerusalem's border is decisions to lift restrictions for prayer at al aqsa mosque. >> this palestinian protest was planned. so, too, was the israeli response. and although both sides here are well practiced in their confrontations with each other, this latest violence is a stark reminder of how high tensions remain. the protest followed the lifting
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of prayer restrictions at the al aqsa month compound following an agreement reached by the u.s. on thursday. it was hoped the concession, which is the source of many palestinian anger in recent weeks would help calm tensions. tensions that have led to the deaths of six people. they're firing tear gas. this is been going on here. at the checkpoint, of course, a place seen frequent confrontation between israeli security forces and palestinians. and yet here we are again. >> but the situation at the al aqsa mosque compound was very different. the city's holiest site, which is seen regular confrontations between palestinians and israeli security forces was peaceful as
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around 40,000 muslims of all ages offered prayers. tensions have run high here after repeated attempts by far right israeli groups to access the compound as part of demands for rights to pray within its walls. a move that threatens a decades old agreement to worship at the site for muslims only. >> the palestinian reaction was strong. i told the israelis that al aqsa is a red line not to be crossed. >> this is jerusalem, the hand of peace and all religious must be respected in the city. everyone has to practice their religion freely without troubles from the israeli army. >> it would appear for now that th israeli government does not want further troubles either. but the reason protests like this are likely to continue is
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because israel's decades-long illegal autopsy of palestinian territories is nowhere near ending. al jazeera, in the occupied west bank. >> the decision to allow all palestinian reporters into al aqsa mosque as part of australitey brokered by secretary of state john kerry to reduce tensions. nick she have rain is live in jerusalem. the fighting we saw took place nine miles away from the al aska mosque, but as we see in the reports it's calmer in jerusalem. >> yes, it is much calmer. it is important to point out compared to where we were 24 hours ago despite the pictures you just saw it was much, much calmer. you could really feel that it got much calmer for those of us who were in the old city, calmer between the palestinians and police, and calmer between palestinians and israeli views
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who were advocating for more access to the al aqsa mosque area. between the walls of jerusalem's old cities, this taxi driver has kept the last five months in his rearview mirror. >> how bad has it been? >> it's been very bad. >> he knows why. according to the muslim faith the dome of the rock sits on the very wrong where mohammed sat before ascending to heaven. the police have kept muslims from praying there. instead they pray from the street. nothing infuriates the muslims more.
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>> on friday al acsa prayers became a family day. inside 40,000 muslims filled the al aqsa plaza. the mood was calm. >> besides allowing all ages in for prayers, tension still exist just down the hill from here. >> it's a lot of problems every day. >> for more than a thousands years in 1967, israel captured and occupied. it's still 99% palestinian, but in the last few weeks jewish settlers have been moving in. their homes are just a few doors away from their family home and they're defended by the police. >> the policeman here is not for the palestinian security. they do not bring them for us.
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israeli police have arrested a thousand palestinians, an unprecedented crackdown. it led to months of clashes, and this month simmering tensions suddenly boil. palestinians use cars and stabbings to kill more israelis in the past month than in the previous two years. and on average this year israeli forces have killed the palestinians in the occupied west bank every five days. even today israeli troops fired tear gas for palestinian protesters who were trying to get to jerusalem. but still jerusalem at the heart of this conflict and al aqsa mosque. for jews and the al aqsa mosque is the most holiest site. not only were there restrictions put on them to access the al
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aqsa mosque, but gave access to right-wing israeli jews. >> two weeks ago they accessed the compound to walk around. israel despite the controversy. >> we're claiming to come up, to have a right to be there. we're not destroying anything. and for all means we're people. >> the tension over this sight will remain but today it stayed below the surface. >> no problems. so it will be better. it will will be better. >> today the mood was calm, but the guns, the guns are never far away. >> tonight there are reports of some of those guns being used, and reports that they have open fired and injured an israeli girl. and palestinia israeli peace
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office was injured. compared to where we were in the last few weeks in jerusalem the tension absolutely lowered, but as we've seen definitely right below the surface. >> nick schifrin reporting live from jerusalem. >> secretary of state chuck hagel announcing big changes to the arsenal today. two reviews uncovered serious flaws. rosalind jordan reports from washington. >> nearly $10 billion over ten years. that's what the pentagon said it will cost to upgrade and renovate the infrastructure surrounding the military's nuclear weapons program. the defense secretary chuck hagel told reporters on friday that the ongoing neglect of the nuclear weapons program led to pretty serious deficiencies. >> the internal and external reviews i ordered show a consistent lack of investment and support for nuclear forces over far too many years.
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has left us with too little margin to cope. the systemic problems that if not addressed could undermine the safety security and effectiveness of the elements of the forces. >> they said that they were never in any danger of falling into misuse, but they did dress because much infrastructure had been built in the last 50 years that it was time well over due for things to be repaired, replaced, and for equipment to be purchased. >> rosalind jordan from washington. coming up on al jazeera america isil's leaders want to make cash. literally. the real money explains the plans to create it's own currency. also how california businesses are trying to bring in chinese tourists and their money.
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>> ali velshi takes you to the front lines. >> one minute! >> new war games. the impact of sanctions on russia. >> the most immediate effect has been to consolidate support for president putin. >> how climate change is reshaping geopolitics. >> new shipping lanes created by the melting of ice in the arctic could save a lot of money. >> it would be tremendously benificial for russia. >> don't miss our in-depth series "the new cold war". all next week, 7:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america.
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>> isil is producing it's own currency. jen rogers is in for ali velshi on "real money." i heard the story earlier, and i have so many questions. give us more specifics on this plan of theirs to make their own money. >> yes, get all the questions out because there are definitely a lot of them here. what's interesting is they give a gate issuing currency. a lot of people aren't recognizing this, but the islamic state are saying they're going to start issuing their own currency for areas under their control. they say it's in effort to free themselves from the global economic system, as we reported before, you know, isil has
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money. it's raised huge amounts of cash from oil sales, kidnappings and extortion. that might help them be able to launch a currency. the currency will be based on the original coins. this is used along time ago. they say they're going to have seven minted coins. two gold, three silver, two copper. we talked to an currency expert that helped launch currencies in estonia and in argentina, and he says that it is interesting about this where are they going to get all the gold? and where exactly are they going to mint it? those are the two big challenges. if they do do it in gold it will be accepted in areas they control because gold is the widest traded commodity really that we have. and we'll know what it's worth. probably going to be worth what we know about this now. $700. so this could actually work, but that it's largely symbolic, and
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it would only work in areas where they are. >> that's a great point. if you print something on paper that requires another state or multiple states to actually recognize that currency. but if we're talking about commodities, gold, silver, it has a weight, and you can trade and do whatever you want with that currency. >> that's the point they're making. because it's on something that we know the value on. gold trades, it's different than saying we're going to print paper and try and go buy something with it. that wouldn't work. but the way this is coming out, it's obviously largely symbolic is what we're hearing. >> there is always bitcoin. >> virtual currency, that might be the easiest way to go. >> president we have reports on
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what is drawing them to l.a. >> the world famous hollywood sign, the santa monica pierre, venice beach must see places for tourists. but chinese tourists are not like most. the single largest group of overseas travelers visiting southern california shores have very little interest go through but instead are coming to the outlet malls. >> i spend most of my time shopping with my wife. >> outlet malls are so popular with chinese tourists there are welcome bags and red carpet awaiting their arrival. there is a v.i.p. room and currency exchange. signs and maps are in mandarin. the stores are china-ready.
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>> china-ready. what does that mean? >> they've been trained on chinese custom and know how to say basic phrases, they accept union pay which is the china credit card and debit card and the whole shopping center is china ready. >> much of l.a. is also china ready. the hilton los angeles serves the chinese style breakfast. macy's also accepted china union pay card. catering to chinese tourists has never been more critical. a report from the los angeles economic development corporation finds tourism from china nearly quadruppled from 570,000 in 2007 tto 570,000 in 2013.
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and the affluent want to come for shopping. >> why not come here? they like to go out and see the world and buy things. >> the irony much of what the chinese tourists are buying was made in, you guessed it, china. but it's cheaper to buy it here by as much as 50%. >> they're looking for authentic purchases and designer labels. that's what they're connecting to more than anything, this culture that we have in california. chinese tourists bringing home a bit of the luxury lifestyle that they made in their own backyard. >> coming up on al jazeera we heard the political debates on the keystone pipeline. now we'll get the real facts behind the talking points. also, the window washers rescued from the world trade center talk about what was going italy
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thorough mind as they dangled 68 stories above the ground.
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>> efforts to build a controversial keystone xl pipeline took a step forward today. the house passed a bill to atrough the construction of the pipeline from canada to the gulf of mexico. the senate is expected to vote on the legislation next week. but it is not clear if president obama will sign the bill if it reaches his desk. opponents from the keystone pipeline pointed out that oil sand has a different carbon footprint than other types of oil. jacob ward explains. >> michael, it's really the safest way to transport
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petroleum products. that's what experts say about pipeline transit, but the thing is you cannot be everywhere at once with a pipeline and even the smallest leak can have disastrous consequences. and it's very hard to detect those leaks. there are all sorts of robots and centers that to detect these leaks before they happen or get out of control. unfortunately, they don't always catch the leaks as fast as one would like. there are regulations how quickly pipeline technology needs to be detected to prevent a leak. between 2010 and 2013 there were 251 leaks, and in only 19% of cases did the technology detect the leaks first. instead it was people who just happened to be in the area. in one example in 2013 a south
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dakota farmer had to use his nose to detect the leak of crude coming out of a pipeline run by tesoro. when the company came out and dug in his wheat field they discovered that they had lost 20,000 gallons. that's 20,000 barrels, 840,000 gallons of oil seeping into the ground. things can get out of control very, very quickly. now, the problem with oil is really just the basic science of it. even a single drop of oil can contaminate a lot of water. in fact, the ratio is 1 drop of oil to 1 million drops of water contaminated. that's not an euphemism but that is the ratio applied. one gallon 6 oil and 1 million gallons of water. it is a problem of organisms not being able to ex-treat. once oil gets in our bodies the body does not have a way to get rid of it in an effective way.
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it gets passed up in the food change to larger predators, and then down into plants and funguses. it's quite toxic, and that's why we're so worried about the potential of a leak out of any pipeline that goes across any area of land. >> let's take a deep dive on this issue with paul bledsoe, paul we appreciate the time this evening. we just heard from jake ward, and he explained environmental concerns when you move that much product over that much distance. but the rewards, if you will, what are the arguments in favor of the keystone pipeline? >> well, one argument is that the resource, oil sands in canada are going to be developed whether the pipeline is built or not. right now they're being developed and they're transported into a less safe and
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more costly minor, primarily by truck, and mostly by rail. in any given year now there are 300,000 rail cars full of oil traveling across the united states across canada, and that's not the most economic way to transport the oil, and it's not the safest, either. there is a very devastating oil train disaster in canada within the last year and a half that killed over 20 people. it's just an inefficient way to move the resource. >> and of course if you're talking about trucks and trails you're talking about carbon foot prince and emissions by moving it 24 way as well. >> that's right. >> you hear the argument that it will create jobs and boost the economy. i ahead figures where it said it could add up to $3 million to
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the gdp. when we talk about jobs, are we talking about careers or part-time seasonal jobs for the construction of this pipeline? >> primarily these are temporary jobs that will disappear once the pipeline is built. but clearly there is a small economic boost to building the pipeline. i mean, in the totality of the u.s. economy it's not a huge boost but there is some increase economic activity. there is increased refining that will happen in the gulf coast if the pipeline is built. and it's worth pointing out that most of the pipeline route is already permitted. we're talking about the nebraska to alberta link. the rest of it has already been approved. >> president obama made the point to remind people that it's not about moving u.s. oil to be sold. it's canadian oil that gets sold to whomever wants to buy it.
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that's why it's not a jobs bill or getting us off energy independence but it's safely transporting oil from the canada through the u.s. so the canadian companies can sell this oil. >> well, oil is traded on a global basis. the price is set globally. so we pay the same amount fundamentally wherever it comes from. there is a school of thought that it's better to encourage canadian oil production and canadian oil use in the united states versus say from saudi arabia or venezuela or iran or other actors if we lift the iran embargo eventually. i think its important to understand that it's a global market. this resource is going to be developed whether we build the pipeline or not. it's going to be developed because the price of oil is about $80 on the global market, and it costs about $30 to $40 to
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develop it. there is a large profit to be made. the real question is, is this the safest way to move the oil? is it in the broad economic and geostrategic interest of the united states, and i think there is a reasonable argument that those things are true. the last item is the greenhouse gas profile of oil sands. it is true they emit 17% more greenhouse gasses developed than conventional oil. i think the canadians have work to do to develop oil sands in a lower carbon-intensive way. i would really like to see them begin to do that. for one thing they're going to face things like the clean renewable fuel standard in california, which would prohibit the use of that oil. for the long run interest in their markets the canadians need to take steps to clean up this resource, but ultimately i believe it will be developed in
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any event. >> it's going to be developed. it's just a matter of how it's transported is the question remaining. john bledsoe, thank you very much. >> my pleasure, michael, thank you. >> president obama is call forgive myanmar to hold free and fair elections. he met with opposition leaders there in discussion of the country's recent reforms. and said that the former military ruler became president in 2011. he ruled the country for nearly 50 years and there are fears that it will not give up power. >> our reform process is going through, let's say, a bumpy patch, but this bumpy patch is something that we can negotiate with commitment and with the help and understanding of our friends from all over the world. >> president obama stopped short of outright endorsing suu u ky, but who is not allowed to
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run for president because her children are british citizens. >> president obama arrived early on saturday morning. he will meet here briefly at the g-20 summit. he'll have a speech and then come back here to the summit and carry on with the general sessions with the other leaders. what's most likely going to over shadow the first day and that is the situation between australia and russian president vladimir putin specifically because the prime minister here in australia said he's going to confront vladimir putin over the downing of that malaysian airliner. but there is growing criticism from western nations against russia and what they're doing in eastern ukraineed. what they're accused of doing in eastern ukraine and what the russian president denies. there is going to be a three-page communique out of the discussions at this summit.
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and what going in to the summit was missing from the agenda is the environment. that will some how be worked in to smaller degree this massive agreement between president obama and president xi about reducing carbon emissions and how that will be incorporated in the three-page document coming at the end of sunday. >> a grand jury in missouri is hearing evidence in the shooting death of michael brown, but it did not translate into more voters turning out for the midterm elections. ash har quaraishi reports from st. louis. >> within days of protests he erupting in ferguson, leaders came out to the crowd to push registration numbers. the goal was to get those voices protesting on the streets to voice their opinion at the ballot box. charles and his wife opened the doors to their new restaurant
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august eighth just one day before the fay toll shooting of michael brown. through the turmoil their commitment to their business and community remains unwaiving. >> besides my faith i have trust in the people of ferguson. >> what he does not have faith in is the ability to promote change through the current political system. >> no matter how many people come out and vote nothing will change if the infrastructure counting the vote is still the same. >> still a clip board with a stack of voter registration forms for his customers. >> well, you can always hope. >> the protests that broke out three months ago revealed racial tension and distrust between citizens and the people elected to represent them. but so far that miss trust has not been translated to higher numbers at the ballot box. >> given the unrest that happened in ferguson it was the hope that this would encourage enemy to come out and voice their opinions. >> only 260 ferguson residents
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are registered to vote. only 42% came out to the polls in the mid terms, down from 52% in 2010. turn out this past april was more dismal, about 12%. >> most of the people in ferguson are registered. they just didn't come out to vote. >> that may be the message in itself. >> they're proving that they're dig illusioned with the system, and it's rightfully earned. >> voters felt disengran cheesed by elected officials. >> give me a reason that the system can work for them and knock on doors. do that. that's what they did to get elected when they first ran for office and i think the community has not seen that. that's giving the people a lot of reasons not to go to the polls. >> the community braces for the grand jury decision in the michael brown case. some wonder whether the outcome cannin aggravate the
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electorate. while midterm election is lower nationwide, they will look to see if there impacts from this last year and whether the residents decided to come out and vote. >> maria ines ferre is with us. >> a man accused of killing a virginia student plead not guilty to an unrelated sexual assault charge. he also faces murder charges for the death of hanna graham. despite the best efforts of the governor to stop, the north carolina coal ash management commission met for the first time today. the commission was created in response to a huge duke energy spill of coal ash that coated 70 miles of a river. >> this commission will focus on
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science, safety, and economics. not politics. >> we report to the citizens of north carolina, not a government entity. >> the government filed a lawsuit claiming the commission violates the state constitution because legislation leaders appoint most of the members. students are suspended following the death of a student. 18-year-old nola burke died after collapsing at a fraternity party on wednesday. the dean said that the suspension could last until the end of a comaster. chicago's first and only female mayor has died. jane burns passed away. she shocked chicago when she bust the 'ol boys system and served one term. she was 81 years old. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> well, they call it operation try on it. hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing
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the middle east and north africa. members of the try ton patrolling the mediterranean rescuing migrants from overcrowded boats. but i tight budgets could cost lives. >> they continue searches for migrants boats until this month's patrols went all the way to north africa, now the boat has to be within 50 kilometers of the island. >> we try tthey might assume that as soon as they're spotted that they will be rescued quite quickly which might not always be the case. >> operation try ton funded by the european union has replaced italian navy search and rescue mission. this portuguese naval vessel is the operation's only ship. it's agreement is to patrol the
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border and no further. 2014 was the deadliest year for migrants in the mediterranean 3,000 died trying to reach europe. 150,000 were saved by the italian navy. but at a cost of $11 million a month it proved prohibitive. the libyan coast line is 160 kilometers that way. the syrian coast line, 2,000 that way. the italian navy was patrolling these international waters but not operation tr tritan. they're scaling back operations, and just as the weather starts to threaten. even the portuguese naval struggled in these seas. but still immigrants take the risk. measure shant vessels have been asked to rescue a number of
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other boats off libya. >> if they're fleeing war and persecution, they should receive protection. if they're economic migrants who have no fear of persecution at home, it is possible to send them humanely back. but once they're in a safe place. we can't do this in the middle of the sea port or worse, let them drown. we are appealing for funds to continue the operations to rescue people who are in distress in the high seas. the law of the saturday is that sailors must rescue any vessel in trouble and get those on board. scaling down the rescue mission would not stop them from trying to reach lampedusa, but it will mean more will die. >> engineers are wired that comet lander philae will run out of power. now they're scrambling to get as
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much information out of it as possible before it dies. and some say its time to legalize sports gambling.
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perspective like no other can. real reporting from around the world. this is what we do. al jazeera america. >> a doctor diagnosed with ebola in sierra leone is expected to be flown to the united states for treatment. the doctor will be taken to the nebraska medical center in omaha. they will be the third bole patient treated there. philae is still alive for now. the lander sent a signal back to earth. but time could be running out for the comet probe because of a bad landing on wednesday, the probe panels are stuck in shadows, and the lander is running out of power. i asked if scientists will be able to acquire enough data before philae loses power.
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>> things may not be quite as bad as our intro package made it sound. every expectation that the lander will wake up when the sunlight hits it. and they're sending down the data that it expected. >> we want to look at the isotopic form of the oxygen. not to geek out on you, but a does that comet have the same form of oxygen in its water, and if it does that brings credence
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to the hypothesis that comets brought water to earth. and if not, earth must have made it's own water and we have to think differently about how life got started on this planet. >> that would seem to me be a huge--not a blow but a huge thing for science to consider. but we think it's this, and then we find out it's not. >> either answer. >> my point, right. all right, so for a few months there is a good possibility that the panels will be able to access way more sunlight. are we talking about a complete reboot of this mission? >> it could be, let's not set the expectation that it's not going to wake up tomorrow, and we are it could go down and it could come back. this comet is tumbling. with all this water in the sky and this beautiful long tail. when that happens the landscape
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will change that it's sitting on. and things are definitely looking up at this point. >> in terms of maybe how this could have impact future space travel, could this maybe be applied to endeavors in the future where men are traveling deeper and deeper in the sow search and rescue system of system, and out of our solar system? >> we've been talking about water a lot. that's what you need to make rocket fuel. rockets operate on hydrogen. a lot of us are looking at this comet not only as a science bonanza, but the sort of gas stations that are up there. the way to do human civilization on the long term scale is to settle the solar system and it will be on a comet like this one
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that will be used to do that. >> thanks to dave brody. well, in an unprecedented move the commissioner of one of the four major sports is calling for legalized sports gambling. widespread sports gambling is already happening illegally, and he thinks it should be brought out in the open where it can be monitored and regulated. the other leagues have not responded. coming up, new yorkers fire back against tyler swift as the new york city's tour ambassador. that's next. >> coming up on real money, gl vladimir putin putting where his money where his mouth is. we'll tell you how russian defense spending could force them to open up their own wallets. plus our taste for luxury is bringing china's booming middle class to america. all that and more on "real money."
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one week after the building open to new tenants. >> you may not have lived here long enough to get jaded by the city, but bear with me. you will recall the city put this out with taylor swift explain requesting the big apple is so unique. she eye lights new york vocab words. now a group of comedians recently posted this video, watch. >> now we're the real new york welcome ambassadors. >> my studio is way more expensive than you think is humanly possible. >> sometimes walking down the street at night. >> or ride in the subway.
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>> a group of guys like eyeing you. >> and some guy pulse out a knife. >> now i know i should run from things like that. >> now, we're not the only ones 37 some other new yorks have posted parodies to the new song" welcome to new york" and what they consider practical advice. >> first tip. the taxi is your friend and they're easy to ail unless you're black, hispanic, handicapped, carrying luggage. can someone do something about that horn ♪ welcome to new york ♪ you'll probably never feel welcomed in new york, welcomed in new york ♪ >> they're basically telling the rest of america how they feel about new york. you won't feel welcomed, you won't be able to get a cab. new york is a great place to visit. that's from someone who did not
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