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this is al jazerra america live from new york city. i am david shuster with a look at today's top stories. a state of emergency has now been declared in missouri and the national guard has been activated. it comes in growing anticipation for a grants jury decision on whether or not to indict the police officer who killed michael brown. ray former u.s. army ranger is the latest american to be killed by isil fighters. today his family spoke out as the u.s. secretary of state says the world will not be intimidated by isil's brutality. protesters filled the streets of
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jerusalem after a palestinian bus driver was found hang. israeli police say he committed suicide. demonstrators claim foul play. and a federal investigation has now govern in to the national football league over the distribution of painkillers. ♪ ♪ we begin in missouri where governor jay nixon signed an executive order today declaring a state of emergency and the state national guard has now been activated. the moves come as a grants jury is expected to decide any day now if police officer darren wilson should be inning date evn connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown. and what is the state of emergency and the national guard being called up entail,
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>> reporter: governor nixon issuing this executive order a couple of moments ago, many consider it could be coming sooner than later. the guard cass pwha*pbs activated but it also means the county and state police department and the highway patrol will act as a unified group. that's what this executive order entails, it's in place for the next 30 daze unless the governor decides to extend it. we just heard from the merry few moments ago where he says despite this executive order it doesn't mean there will be militarization of the police deem it's just a precautionary measure if there is violence after the decision from the grants jury is made, david. >> jonathan, i gather that the snow and cold weather has not deterred activists from going to clayton, missouri today. what did they hope to accomplish by doing that? >> reporter: yeah, david, clayton, if you didn't know, is a suburb of st. louis. unlike ferguson, though, it is a mostly white and effluent
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community. it's considered a political hub and the county seat in that area and there are about 200 protesters out there today walking in the streets. they said they wanted to shutdown the city that was their plan. they said it was a preview of what will happen if officer wilson is not indicted. they went up to some of the cars that were stopped at intersections stopping them from going, we also saw them shouting at police officers. for the most part, the police officer stood back and did not engage the protesters. most of the people that were out there today tell us that they have been frosting from the beginning. and so they feel that their message at least this go around will be more focused and they plan to be nonviolet. that's what the people out there told us. >> i understand that st. louis area school district have been told they will get a three-hour warning once the grand jury has made a decision so they can get all the school students home and off the streets. what other preparations are being made? >> reporter: well, in some of the communities they are in
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close contact with police, specifically in clayton, the video you just saw they are working with chamber of commerce and the police department. in ferguson where we are some businesses are boarded up as a precautionary measure. they are for the most part still open, though. in clayton the community a that you just saw are waiting for see what will happen. a lot of the folks in ferguson proper are already taking precautionary measures. >> jonathan martin live in ferguson, missouri, jonathan, thank you. a quick look at how things unfolded back on august 9th the crucial day in all of this. according to a st. louis post dispatch review of police tapings at 11:47 central time that day officer darren wilson responded to a 911 call for a six baby. a few minutes later at 11:53 a.m. a dispatcher reports an incidents at a ferguson market and liquor store, officers search for suspect. at noon officer wilson reports that he's done with the sick baby call and back in service.
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he asks the officers if they need helpful one minute later wilson en counters michael brown and a friend on can feel drive at 12:02 p.m. after police say brown assaulted wilson, the officer shot and killed michael brown. several hundred protesters garth in other words ferguson to mark 100 days since michael brown was shot and killed. ferguson's mayor is pledge to go move his city forward no matter what the grand jury says. america tonight's lori grain talked to the mayor. >> knowing the grand jury will do something soon, what do you hope the grants jury does? >> i don't care one way or another what the outcome is. as long as it's the legal and fair outcome you were the law. no matter what happens the city will work to move forward. >> what has been the hardest part of this for you? >> the hardest part has been seeing the community that i grew up in, the community that i love, the community that i have
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committed to serving and been on the city council for almost 10 years now, to see it embroiled in this kind of racial tension, to see this kind of uproar. never seen any kind of racial frustrations or strive, i have never seen this kind of outcry, never seen any kind of outcry really. we are a community that really kind of bucked the trend when it came to white flight. >> some people may look at that and go how can you be the fair of herring son and be surprised that this exists or people are this upset or feeling this way when you have lived here your whole life? >> well, i think let's be clear, too, ferguson is a community of 22,000 people. this is a metro region of 2 million people. we are only about a mile and a half from the city of st. louis which has a very long and storied history of racial division, racial politics, racial strao*eufp. strive. you haven't seen that permeate the suburbs over the past
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decades. >> what would you say have been your worst moment or the most difficult part of that whole process? >> there has been a few times when i felt that ferguson was alone, therefore i felt alone. not personally but as the leader in the community. the issues here transcend the city of ferguson. they are not just county issues, state issues, there are national issues at play. a small community police department, small community city staff is not really equipped to deal with, you know, the issues that the united states hasn't dealt with for 400 years. >> you can see much more of lori jane glee law's interview with james knolls on aamerica tonigh. a few minutes ago kassig's parents spoke publically for the first time since the news of his son's murder. he was captured last year while doing aid work in syria.
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he's also a former army ranger. for more now we go to jamie macintyre in washington. jamie his parents came tout to flee plea for his life about a month ago after spending more than a year in silence watch did they have to say today? >> reporter: as you can imagine, david, they are heart broken today. ed and paula kassig say that they believe their son lost his life as a result his love for the syrian people. and his desire to relieve their suffering here is a little of what they had to a say a while ago. >> our hearts of battered, but they will mend. the world is broken but it will be holds in the end. and good whim prevail as the one god of many names will prevail. >> pleas play for abdul, or pete if that's how you know him, a at sunset this evening. pray also for all people in syria, in iraq, and around the world that are held against
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their will. and lastly, please allow our small family the time and privacy to mourn, cry, and, yes, forgive, and begin to heal. >> reporter: peter kassig changed his name to abdul when he convert today islam. he, as you said, was a u.s. army ranger, had served in special forces in iraq. and had gone back to create a relief agency to help the syrian people. that's when he was captured by the islamic state militants. david. >> jamie, there were others in the video post third degree weekend who were beheaded. what's the latest intelligence and information on that? >> reporter: well, there were more victims for one thing. there were a group of men who were in blue jumpsuits that were identified as syrian military officers or pilots. they were also executed by the isil militants, but there were also some of the militants were not masked and french
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authorities have now identified one of them, they believe was a french national, who had gone to fight with isil in syria. and another person on the tape appears to have -- might be a british subject, his father says he believes that's his son. that has not been confirmed yet. so this tape is a little different than previous ones because it didn't show the actual beheading, it just showed the aftermath. and some of the militants were unmasked. >> and, jamie, as you noted different in many ways also in terms of the number of cameras and the staging. there have been some speculation that this may suggest that isil is somewhat perhaps on the run at least in terms of making these videos. has there been any comment along those lies from government officials, national security contacts and whatnot. the defense secretary -- i mean the secretary of state, john kerry today, made a speech in which he outlined again the u.s. strategy to fight isil. he said, you know, these videos are actually one of their best
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recruiting tools in order to broaden the coalition to use military force against isil, and he said that the united states will not be intimidated. >> as the us limb the islamic l has shown by its actions its desire is to impose its will over as many people and as much territory as it can. but unlike some extremist groups, it is relatively well organized, disciplined even. its actions are systemic and planned. and isil doesn't have itsy crimes. isil is defined by its crimes. >> reporter: and kerry also reiterated the u.s. position and actually called another country -- called on other countries to do what they called a heart wrenching decision is not pay ransom. he said history shows it only results in more people being taken hostage. >> jamie macintyre in
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washington. jamie, thank you. iraqi forces air their counterattack against isil which included taking control of beiji last week now targeting the group's operations in tikrit. but the recapture of these cities is not as significant as it may sound. hundreds of thousands of iraqis have already fled. and in these cities the fighting has taken a heavy toll on basic needs and infra structure. inning ram kahn has this exclusive report from a town south of kirkuk. >> reporter: nowhere to go and nowhere to stay. when isil fighters took the town in june, they she would indiscriminately, destroying her house. the many in her family tried to fight back, but without backup, they were over run. >> translator: isil attacked under the circumstances in the early hours of the morning. they swept the houses of the village and looked for those resisting them. when my husband and two sons ran out of ammunition they stormed the house and executed them. but i managed to escape in an underground hole after two days
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i got out with my grandchildren only to see that our house was burned down and isil took our car and electricityenerator. >> reporter: she becomes too upset to talk. but her cousin tells us what happened next. >> translator: we have lost 22 men from our family. we have been displaced for more than three months. our family has been scattered. some to the north of iraq, others to the south. the rest just outside of kirkuk. after the village was liberated. some of us came back but only to see devastation of what used to be a peaceful suburb. >> reporter: she and her three remaining grandchildren now live in the bathroom of this bombed out shell. in september iraq's army came in to fight isil and to retake the town. more shelling and street battled scarred the town further. with so much focus placed on winning the war against isil, very little thought has been given to what happens next.
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the iraqi army tack stick in go in to a town, clear of isil fighters and hold that town what, that means for the few residents that remain is they live in squalor the ones that come back take a look at what's left and wonder what will happen next. graffiti supporting isil still covers the walls here and although the suburb was hardly well off before the war, it was at least functional. for now, children explore the wreckage while the adults who have returned here to assess the damage can only feel despair. they have no idea when they can rebuild. when they can return home, or what help the government will give them. imran kahn, al jazerra, baghdad. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is on his way to london ahead of talks with iran, world powers are meet to go hammer out a long-determine deal over iran's nuclear program. the u.s. and its partners wants iran to cut its enrichment capability significantly. iran says it's asking for too much and wants a guarantee that sanctions will be reduced before
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making any cuts. the currents interim deal expires next monday. u.s. state department is checking its computers systems after a suspected hacking attack. the unclassified e-mail system and some public websites had to be shutdown for security updates. officials say the attack happened in october, around the same time the white house announced some of its computers were hacked think we were told no classified documents were compromised. dozens of protesters filled the streets of jerusalem overnight. the demonstrations began after a palestinian bus driver was found hanged inside his vehicle. israelii officials show the man's up shows he committed suicide. the family of the driver says they don't believe it. nick schifrin joins us live from jerusalem. why is the family rejecting the findings of the up report, and what are they saying happened to the bus driver? >> reporter: yeah, david, there are two reasons why they reject the report. a report from a palestinian coroner who was inside the
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actual up speaking to the family lower, whom we spoke to and, that family lawyer says the coroner says there is a report that the bus driver was strangled to death. so there is that report in front of them. also it's just a lack of trust. so many palestinians in east jerusalem do not trust what the israeli police have to say especially after another death this summer when they believe that israeli police lied and covered up in a case where a palestinian teenager was killed by jewish extremists and they believe it is happening again and did not believe what the police is saying and therefore protested in the streets today. >> nick, you reported last week that israel had allowed essentially got rid of the age restriction on his the al-aqsa mosque and the temple now. has that ratcheted tensions down
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or are things still pretty bad in jerusalem? >> reporter: yeah, david, i think four or five days ago had we been talking about an incidents like this, we would be talking about dozens of clashes with hundreds of protesters rather than a handful of clashes with dozens of protesters. the fact is that the tension was extremely high on last thursday and then that decision was made to eliminate the age restriction, that definitely took fuel off the fire. but an incidents like this goes to show just how right below the surface these tensions are. of course they are always right below the surface but especially in the last few weeks there has been so much violence, david, just a couple of stats for you. there huh been more palestinians who have killed israelis in the past month than in the past two years. and on the other side on average us rome i forces are killing palestinian in the occupied west bank every five days, we simply haven't had those numbers over the past few years and that's why people are fearful now that
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any little violence or any large violence can really spark a much more widespread up rising of violence right now, though, we see protests tonight but they are relatively small and while there is tension it is not exploding right now. >> terrific spec pec perspectivm nick in al jazerra. four months after a malaysian airlines plane was shot down they are starting to clear the wreckage. the flight was shot down in july over the rebelled-held territory in donetsk. recovery efforts will take several days, there huh been dueling accusations over who was responsible for bringing the plane down, russia and ukraine have pointed fingers at each other as they continue to battle despite a ceasefire. harry has more from donetsk. >> reporter: the wreckage now lies in what is accept consist controlled part of eastern ukraine, and so that's what's made it so difficult for the deathers and the international monitor to his couldn't and get
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the agreements and safeguards they needed. they have done so, pieces of the wreckage are being brought out and taken to the ukraine city of kharkiv. and taken to the netherlands where the investigators will try to piece together at least part of the plane as they try to determine agently what was the cause of its explores and its coming down. of course nato and ukraine accuse russia of sending further troops across the board. poroshenko himself, the president of ukraine, issued a decree talking about end is state services in this part of ukraine, ending banking services as well. now he says he doesn't want war, but that his forces are in a better position than they were a few months ago and that the ukrainian side is ready for a resumption of what he calls total war. harry reporting from donetsk. the crisis in ukraine has prompted a new battle between russia and the west, it's a grab for command resources in the
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arctic and troops from both sides are already lined up for the fight. "real money's" alley velshi traveled to eastern europe where these document this is any cold war. >> reporter: it's all routine nato exercise in military readiness. but demonstrations of force like this, have tang on a new urgency for the west. here beside the mountains in romania, these soldiers are training for battle. just a seven hour drive from ukraine. despite good relations with russia, nato uses this joint command center and its f-16s to be nato's eyes and ears in the sky when it comes to russia. norway runs that operation from its military headquarters which it rely move recently moved 600s north becoming only military with headquarters inside the arctic circle. one big reason for the move, to keep better tabs on russia.
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>> you can catch more than of the series tonight on "real money." 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific right here on al jazerra america. still ahead, a surprise federal investigation in to the national football league, were team doctors handing out painkillers to players illegally. details coming up on al jazerra america.
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the future of the keystone excel oil pipeline in now in front of the u.s. senate the chamber is expected to vote tomorrow on whether to approve the pipeline which will carry oil from canada through the american west. the house passed its version on friday. but there is strong opposition to the project. canada is the world's fifth largest energy producer and environmental groups say its aging infrastructure needs to be updated before it's expanded.
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daniel reports. under canada's biggest city, crude oil from the west of the country will soon run through a pipeline built 38 years ago to carry lighter oils from overseas. it will flow near neighborhoods, parks and this primary school. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: earlier this year students and teachers made a youtube video called look what's coming down the line about the pich line next to their playground. >> lots of kids travel through the pathway behind us every day on their way to and from school and probably have never considered the sign that notes that there is a high-pressure oil pipeline here. >> reporter: line 9 as it's called is a crucial link between canada's oil-proceed deucing regions and worlds markets. it will start to flow with crude very soon but it's route remains travel to go many. those that feel that changes in the line 9 pin 9 pipeline couldd to a damaging spill.
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have evidence it's in michiganish in the united states and happened in 2010. >> these are all pumper trucks. >> reporter: so they are pumping. >> pumping the crude. >> reporter: heather says she will never forget that frightening day when heavy crude othersed in to the kalamazoo river from a ruptured pipeline nearby. >> i was fearful for myself, i was fearful for my animals. and we didn't have the officers. apparently the pipeline had leak today several hours at that point. but we were not aware of it. it was the biggest spill in the united states and the pipeline owner organized the clean up costing billions of dollars and four years. the companies says valuable lessons were learned. >> we wanted to make sure when the project was complete and we were done that is that the river would be in as of shape or better than it was before and
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also we can assure people that we are taking again those steps to not allow this to happen again. >> reporter: aiyegbeni country so dependent on oil exports can ill afford to oppose all means of accessing world market. but canadians want to be assured that what flows beneath their communities will stay in the pipelines and not poison the waters. daniel lak, al jazerra, toronto. you can find more of our coverage on our special keystone boom or bust airing at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. eastern on al jazerra america. general motors is extending the compensation funds deadline for victims of its ignition switch defect. families have until january 31st next year to filing a claim. this year they are sending thousands of letters to owners of cars with the fault a faulty. japan has slipped in to recession, the government says the economy contracted by 1.6% between july and september. it was expected to improvement,
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economy 50 mists say housing and business investments fell after the national sales tax was raised. japan was planning a 10% sales tax hike next year but the prime minister is now expected to delay it. wall street has hirayama a fairly muted reaction to the news from japan. the dow up 13-point to the s & p up a point and a half. nasdaq down about 18 points today. coming up, republicans now promise they will not shutdown the government if the president makes a move alone on immigration, but will that pledge stands up? that is next in power politics.
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>> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of
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their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime. >> at the height of the cold war >> we're spies... intercepting messages from embassies, military bases... >> one of the america's closest allies... >> we were not targeting israelis... >> suddenly attacked >> bullet holes... ...just red with blood... >> 34 killed... we had no way to defend ourselves >> high level coverups... never before heard audio... a shocking investigation >> a conscience decision was made to sweep it under the rug... >> the day israel attacked america only on al jazeera america ♪ ♪ in today's power politics, 454 days until the first voting of the 2016 presidential campaign. and a potential gop candidate is now getting clobbered over
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comments he made about internet regulations. the federal communication says commission is preparing to issue new rules that will shape the future of the internet. last week texas republican senator ted cruz criticized the idea that the contents should be treated equally known as net neutrality and cruz said it was like obama care. al franken who rarely goes on national television is now hammering cruz. >> he just doesn't understand what this issue is. we have had net neutrality, the entire history of the internet. so when he says this is the obama care -- obama care was a government program that fixed something, that changed things. this is about reclassifying something so it stays the same. >> the f.c.c. is expected to announce its new reclassification in the next couple of weeks. president obama is now back at the white house following his trip to asia last week. the white house aides saying the
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president is reviewing option on his immigration reform and could make a descension by the earned week. several in congress have said they would begin impeachment proceedings or shutdown the government if the president act on his own. but mitch mcconnell said there would be no government shutdown. and that's now been repea repead bice mississippi senator roger wick ore a gop senate fund raising pack. >> we are not going to have any government shutdowns, we are not going to have any threats of impeachment. we are going to return to regular order and show america how the senate is supposed to work. >> sounds clash a class between the house and senate is coming. a year ago the senate and john boehner's house shutdown the government in an effort to unfund obama care. that effort, of course failed. now the second enrollment period has begun, over the week end
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administration officials said 1.2 million people window shopped on the site. 10s of thousands of other people went to one of the hundreds of in-person sign-up events. >> this has been extremely fast. very, very fast. and we are just about done now finishing up with the enroll think. >> in california, election officials say they are nearly finished tallying all the ballots from this month's midterm elections and say the total of californians who voted by mail will break the record sent in 2012. the first time more than half of state less a lex tour at voted absentee. it has more californian herbs for the state to go al all the y and ditch from additional polling places. they believe it could increase voter interest and generate savings. in midland county, michigan america election officials are still smart over a clerical error that initially kept one voter 48-year-old dale from casting a ballot.
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>> called whenever they called, you know, to check on me and said, no, he's deceased. he cam vote. >> that's right, officials told him he was dead. and that the county record indicate that he had died on september 25th after some persuasion, he said officials finally allowed him to cast the ballot. social security administration told him there huh been a clerical error and that was to play for the mick up. option. and that is today's power politicses. trouble for republicans who may have run a foul of election laws during this year's midterm campaign. the supreme court citizen united decision allowed outside groups to spends as mitch as they want odd campaigns however they could not coordinate that are activities with a candidate's campaign but it suggests the gop used anonymous twitter accounts to share polling data. what do you make of this, michael. it's very interesting. it's exactly what we thought would happen after citizens
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united. that people and groups, actually groupings, companies, corporations and super packs, would find ways, loopholes, really, to get around some of the vagaries of the campaign finance law. it says very, you know, loosely, that you cannot coordinate with a campaign, well, it was this coordination, sending these sort of mysterious tweets out there that need to be did he coded as chris said in his piece on it. need to be did he codeed with some sort of oval teen ring hates hard to figure out what kind of coordination it is. >> the numbers are bizarre, you had to specifically know the code in order to decipher them. >> that's what it is. it would is be california, four for us, 49, you would have to know which district they were talking about, what the polling was and the thought is that they would have to put then -- sending out a signal to the super packs, this where we need to sends money or the super packs putting some of these up.
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not hemmed that the campaign legal center lawyer his name is paul ryan, which i found curious. >> i have to ask about the store by california and how midterm voting exceeded 2012 in terms of absent teen ballots and states are saying let's get rid of the polling places and have everybody vote by mail. is that likely to happen by 2016, 18 on, in the next couple of the years after that? >> reporter: people he spoke to in the california registrars offers said, no. the reason they train poll work percent to help people for whom english is a second language, it's the first time they are voting so that they can be. the provisional ballots are filled out because of the assistance of poll workers makes it easier for that to happen because people are either at the
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wrong polling place or confused which could be helped by mail-in ballots but questions remain unanswered f it will happen it won't happen for a while in california where so many different languages are spoken and so many people are voting for the first time. there is such a young populous in california. unlike some of the other states where they have had successful mail-only balloting, washington and oregon. the percentage of first-time voters for whom english is a second language much higher in california. >> i have to also ask you about the brewing battle in terms of the response some. house republicans saying we are calling for immateria impeae are going to defund the government. and mitch mcconnell and the chairman that chairs the sen al republican pack saying, oh, no, we are going act appropriately and not shutdown the government over any of this. who should one believe? >> reporter: yeah, well, i mean, i would certainly -- listen, there are two different bodies. and i would go with mcconnell and especially wicker here. wicker took that job to run the
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2016 cycle for reelecting and electricking new republican senators. it's an uphill slog. but he's looking at it and saying, listen, i need to be able to go to my people, to the voters in these states and defending in blue states, pretty soon and i need to say, look, we did not shut the government down, we did not em peed immigration. and let the house look crazier than the senate. it worked for them this time, the senate candidates were by and large in line. impeachment won't be popular across the board with republicans. >> michael shore, by the way, speaking of timing regarding the president, we are hearing perhaps by the end of this week, can we expect the president makes a did he significant, i don't know, friday night before thanks giving to stick republicans home for the holidays for thanks giving? >> reporter: yeah, maybe even late thursday night for all of the el trip fan hangover on his friday morning.
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it will go something that is snuck in. he's waiting for what happens in the country, people on edge in ferguson and he has to confer with harry reid the senate majority leaders wants to see a spending bill passed before any executive decisions. >> thanks so much, we appreciate it. let's look at other stories. the nypd is looking for a man that pushed another man off a subway platform killing them. police released surveillance video of the incident that happened in the bronx on sunday, the victim was shoved in front of an on coming train. >> the nga workers, the people that's supposed to be trained for this they weren't paying attention. we heard a whisper, you know, the conductors were crying. >> right now it appears the men did not know each other and that they did not have any interaction before the victim
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was pushed. a ship operated by princess cruise had his to doc in san pedro, california after more than 150 passengers became sick with the neuto virus, 14 crew members also came down with the stomach illness, a cdc official is expected to investigate the outbreak and the ship is undergoing deep cleaning before its next trip it mexico. two brothers among the 40 that died in a chemical leak in texas. the chemical which is used to create products that protect crops began leaking early saturday morning. the company says a faulty valve may have been the cause, they are investigating. >> i am new to the industry and it's very real. like she said don't become too come play she wants because anything with can happen. the little left thing. it's very scary we live within two miles of the plant. so we are surrounded bay area boulevard and 225.
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so hopefully that we do locally get the answers that we are looking for. >> officials say the leak is not harmful to local residents. and. two prison officials in florida are injured following a possible tornado. the employees of the calhoun correctional institute were hurt in the parking lot but their injuries are not serious, the tornado damaged the warehouse and facilities fence, there are no other reports of injuries or damage in the area. a french tourist was arrested after scaling a cable beam on the brooklyn bridge. apparent there on take photos. he's been charged with a reckless endangerment and trespassing. it's the third case of its kind this year. in august a tourist climbed to the top of one of the towers of the bridge. and in july 2 artists removed american flags from both towers and replaced them with white flags. yoyou would think they are competing to go on that bridge. >> what i is it with the touriss visit new york and be nice visitors and don't break the
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law. >> the judge wants to throw the back at them too. thank you. there may be a big scandal involving the national football league. the dea is investigating whether locker rooms have become a source of precipitation drugs for players. john henry smith has more. >> reporter: minutes after the san francisco 49ers walked off the field at new jersey's met life stadium. federal agents met team physician dr. timothy mcadam, the team says he was asked one question, was he in possession of controlled substances like precipitation painkillers. >> he's our team physician, he said no, and that was it. there are random checks to team physicians as they travel to see if anybody is fran transferring controlled stalkses across state line. that's all the information that we have. >> reporter: later the drug enforcement agency confirmed they had post game visits with the 49ers and the tampa bay buccaneers last year's super bowl champs, the seattle seahawks also confirmed they meet with federal agents after their loss in kansas city. accord to the washington post, a
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dea spokesperson says sunday's activity is part of an investigation spurred by a lawsuit brought by 1200 former players. the suit alleges nfl teams illegally provided players with a seemingly limitless supply of pain killers to keep them ready to play. >> they were literally given pills, game day or shots on game day, they were given pills to recroup rate on the flight them. >> the nfl intentionally over drugged their players to get them out on the field when they were hurt and shouldn't be playing. >> reporter: the dea says its agents searched bags and requested documentation from the team's medical staff to his insure that they were in compliance with the controlled substances acts of 1970. the act says only doctors and nurse practitioners can dispense precipitation drugs and they can do so only in states with they are licensed. >> you can carry controlled substances across state lines? >> no we have medicine used for
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our players. >> reporter: everything are kenneling r*epblgster here in the state new jersey. >> i couldn't tell you that. >> reporter: john henry, smith, al jazerra. missouri is now understate of emergency. ahead of a grants jury verdict in the michael brown case, coming up we'll talk to woman who was fiancé was killed in 2006 and she says she understands the outrage in ferguson. hundreds of people in kenya protesting after a woman was attacked for wearing a mini skirt in public.
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a second person has now died for ebola while receiving treatment in the united states. the doctor died this morning at a membe nebraska hospital. he got the virus while treating patience in sierr sierra leone. >> reporter: as the centers for disease control and sprepbls in atlanta are sending more workers and officials over to west africa, specifically the country of malle mali to help stop any epidemic in the works. folks here in nebraska are mourning the loss of the dr. martin solia who pass a wad this morning 44 years old at 4:00 a.m. in omaha. he was there for just 36 hours, a surgeon who flew from sierra leone to nebraska just this past saturday in extremely critical condition. dr. phil smith who treated him made comments earlier today. >> the ebola virus infection is
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obviously an extremely deadly disease. we are reminded today that even though this was the best possible place for a patient with this virus to be, that in the very advanced stages, even the most modern techniques that we have at our disposal are not enough to help these patience once they reach a critical threshold. the focus needs to remain with the global emphasis on prevention as well as early diagnosis. >> reporter: and when the doctor arrived in the u.s. this past saturday, his kidneys were not functioning properly, his respiratory system was breaking down, and he unfortunately was unresponsible. doctors did all they did but without success, he's the second patient to die in the united states from ebola. the united states president's press secretary put out a statement this morning.
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>> reporter: and while over 5,000 people have already died to ebola in west africa, officials here in the u.s. are still monitoring closely folks coming in from west africa in to the united states airports. and recently, as of just this morning, monitoring people coming in from the country of mali, as seven people have become infected there and the cdc is trying to stop and prevent an the december anything that country. robert ray, al jazerra, atlanta. pope francis is coming to the united states next year. he will visit philadelphia in september for a conference that celebrates the importance of family. the pope is also expected to visit new york and washington, d.c., the pontiff's trip will mark 50 years after pope paul xi made the his papel visit to
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united states. hundreds of people in kenya took to the streets to protest after a woman was attacked for wearing a mini skirt. while many rally her support. others are angry about the pro-women campaign. katherine soy has more from nairobi. >> reporter: they take their frustrations to the streets. women wearing short cloths and carrying placards, they are demands getting their their right to dress however they choose be respected. this protest is triggered by the stripping of a woman last week by men who say she was dressed offensively. since then two more women are also said to have been undress third degree public lie rowdy men. so here the women march to a bus station, where one of the incidents happened. the police are under pressure to make arrests. but the woman who was assaulted has not filed a report yesterday and without a former complaint investigators don't have much to go with. she went through a lot of
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humiliation, now we are trying to bring her out. by doing such things. we are supporting her actually, the complaint is my dress, my choice, her dress was ripped off her back. >> reporter: the debate has taken center stage, scores of mena posed to the pro women campaign also took to the street in frost. they say that women must not dress provocatively. at some point the two groups meet and engage in a shouting match. each trying to get their different point across. there is a stands off now the with these men saying women must dress decently. and on the other side are the women saying they have the right to dress however they want and that must be respected. even away from the streets the debate is intense. this blogger has started on an online campaign called newt at this is not nigh choice to counter the pro women campaign. he says women should know freedoms have limitations.
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>> kenyans accept any kind of dressing until the society matures enough, then the argument for infinite freedoms is not there. >> reporter: his argument is popular with many men. we can't allow women to dress how they want. it's what gets them raped. this man says. opinion over how a woman should dress may be divided. but many agree there is no justification to publically undress anyone because of what they wear. katherine al jazerra, nairobi. come up a new way of fighting ebola. ♪ bring peace and joy this christmas ♪ ♪ to west africa >> the new version of do they know it's christmas that's causing a lot of controversy. hello, i am ray suarez. the deadline is approaching fast in the nuclear talks with iran, there are roadblocks aplenty, including the threats of new
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sanctions like congress from hawks on both sides of the aisle. how would ideal change the power balance in the middle east? it's thein' live a the "inside t the top of the hour.
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a landmark deal is changing how china handles storks the country will now a lang exchange in hong kong and shanghai to sell shares it's another sign beijing is becoming more open to big business, rob mcbride reports from hong kong. >> reporter: counting down to the launch with is simultaneous ceremonies in hong kong and shanghai. the scheme means billions of dollars of cross border investments can be traded in both directions every day. moving southwards offshore investments from china's growing population in investors. >> as long as chinese citize cis accumulating their wealth wanted to invest in offshore
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investments to increase their prosperity, the volume will be there. i have no concern at all. >> reporter: in the opposite direction funds from international investors largely denied access to china before, and which china needs to help restructure its economy. >> i think china will have an opportunity to raise more funds in the future in the asian market. if all the international and domestic invest in the market. >> reporter: the event is seen as a victory are you for hong kong's immaterial battled leader fighting a political crisis. while the occupy movement in the streets is demanding greater political freedom the business communities in hong kong and china seem to be forcing ever-closer economic ties. >> significant bodies, government bodies need to work together to make this happen. this is why i think for something like this to actually
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work, does require a lot of collaboration, a lot of group think. >> reporter: some estimates say the amount of foreign investment in mainlands chinese shares is set to double by 2020, and the shanghai hong kong connection will play an important part in that. it's a timely reminder that despite all the political problems and the development of the chinese economy, hong kong still plays a key role in the china growth story. rob mcbride, al jazerra, hong kong. the group band-aid has released a new version of its original song do they know it's chris familiar. it was released 30 years and aimed at fighting familiar up in ethiopia. this one aimed at fighting ebola. but some of the newly i cans are proving quite controversial. >> here is the newest version of do they know it's chris mall, take a listen. ♪ raise a glass to everyone ♪ here is there them and all there is ♪
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♪ do they know it's christmastime at all ♪ ♪ do they know it's christmastime ♪ >> and this version of the song features singers like bono, rita aurora. >> , one di direction. >> some of the lyrics have been changed to include lines like where a kiss of love will kill you. these lyric changes have smashinged criticism from from some people like neil saying: >> despite the criticism, just hours after it was released. it shot up to number one in europe, here in the u.s. it's at number two on itunes they are already seeing a ton of support, david. >> thank you, mary. near paris a collector just she would out a lot of money for
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a hat. but it's not just any hat, it was once owned and worn by napoleon. as richard martin tells us, it's one of only a few worn by that pole generally left in the world. >> reporter: napoleon is one of the greatest military generals in history. as leader of france, he concurred much of europe and he did so wearing one of these. his famous hat. it was sold to a south korean collector for $2.2 million. almost four times more than its estimate. the black felt is a little weathered by age, and use. no one has actually worn the hat since that pole within yaps calvary vet received is from the leader as a gift. >> translator: we know that there are very few of that pole within's hats left. approximately 120. today we can document 19 of them. 17 of those are in museums, so this is unique. it's completely symbolic. >> reporter: it's part of a collection belonging to monaco's royal family.
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they are having a royal clear out to make way for the respiration of their palace. they wanted to make sure that the items didn't stalocked behind closed doors. >> he understood that time that a symbol was powerful. that an army and on the battlefields listen are yous calling the bats, because he has that silhouette, you know, with this hat. which was the only hat to be wore at that time because the fashion was to wear the hats on the column and he wore the hat. [ inaudible ] and he was very unique to have this look. >> reporter: nine collection contains dozens of treasurers originally owns by napoleon. many were ceremonial or gifts others like the hat were saved from the heat of battle. the sale will make millions for the gray malady family. and it proves the lasting fascination around the would for france's controversial em per.
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richard martin, al jazerra. and that is the news for this hour. i am david shoe sticks "inside story" is next. for news updates around the world head to aljazerra.com. the enemy of my enemy is my friend. iran has been a diplomatic challenge for years, friends of american rivals. enemies of american friends. can a nuclear deal break the log jam. it's "inside story." ♪ ♪ hello i am ray

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