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more than 200 newly discovered speetsz. the vibrant blue dwarf walking fish, the pit viper and this remarkable blue-eyed frog. >> despite clear skies, floodwaters in the carolinas are rising. the rain topped but hundreds of roads are closed and the danger is far from over. >> engine trouble blamed in the disappearance are a ship during hurricane joaquin. the coast guard is trying to figure out what happened to the people onboard. >> stopping gun violence in the wake of the latest mass
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shootings. the residents said they will not let the shootings at a college define them. >> >> this is aljazeera america, good morning, live from new york city, i'm randall pinkston. the rain ended in south carolina, but officials warn more devastating flooding there is likely. river levels are still rising and some downstream communities are in danger. at least 13 people died. president obama signed a disaster declaration as residents try to clean up. robert ray is live in colombia, south carolina. how dangerous is the situation right now for downstream residents? >> it's still very dangerous. you see here, this is a neighborhood we are in. looking at the house right next to us, this is gill creek. it's not supposed to be here,
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this is a enabled street. it is still clothing pretty heavily. it's actually a beautiful morning here in colombia, south carolina. we haven't seen sunny skies in the southeast in about a week and a half, so i can guarantee you as people are waking up, they're looking forward to this weather, but exactly what you just said, the danger is still out there. there are many roads closed. the national guard is on the ground, and schools and businesses still not open. >> on the ground, vehicles crushed by raging water. people trying to escape flash flooding. cemeteries submerged and daring rescue crews saving residents and carrying them to safety on boat and helicopter, like this mother and her baby girl, plucked from a dire situation. >> the most terrifying moment of my life, holding on to your
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firn-month-old dear that far out was incredibly frightening, but we made it. >> the devastation blankets the landscape. millions remained inside their homes as emergency officials dealt with the relentless flooding. >> over 150 water rescues as of now. we have 25 shelters open that are currently holding and housing 932 citizens. we are now up to 1300 national guard members across the state. they have done 25 aerial rescues. >> the rain stopped here in the state capitol of colombia, but you can see there's so much damage, this is a road that has collapsed, the running river there swollen. the governor said it could take months to assess all this damage. people are trying to get their lives back together in the meantime. getting back to normal life will take time. about 40,000 homes have no water and many others are told to boil their water to make sure it is
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safe, another 26,000 residences in the state have no power. >> roads are messed up, the parking lot over there is gone. >> much of the east coast has been saturated by rains that lingered since last thursday. coastal areas in north carolina and verge saw flooding, but the slow moving storm saved its crush for south carolina. >> i received a phone call from president obama, he was extremely gracious and kind. we did a verbal request for a major disaster declaration. those things cover individual assistance, public assistance for things like debris removal and emergency protective measures. >> fema along with national guard are assessing the damage, which could add up in the billions. >> this is gill creek.
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if you can imagine in this neighborhood, just two days ago, the water was at about five feet. there were water rescues here by the coast guard and national guard. you can see it's receding, but still rolling quickly through. unfortunately, 11 people have died in the storm here in south carolina, and today, about 2,000 national guard are rolling the streets as many of them are still closed. they're going to try to make sure that people are safe. >> we are learning that a lot of those people were found in their vehicles, which were washed away in those really rapidly rising waters. tell us about dam breaks. we understand that a lot of them have buckled. >> absolutely. yesterday, we were right on a bridge as water was rolling through, and a dam was compromised and emergency officials not only moved all of us, the media off of that
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bridge, but had residents just get out of there. it was very dangerous. it was very quick the way it happened. flash flooding, it happens like that. you just don't expect it and that's the danger, that's the danger with the dams breaking. it's also the problem with vehicles. in one moment, you can be driving down the street and flash flooding can come in and that's the important thing for residents, that's what officials are telling them and why they are saying stay off the streets until this is all over. >> thank you. let's bring in kevin right now. is the worst over? >> the worst of the weather we had is all over. as robert ray said, flashing flooding, in terms of any weather scenario, flash flooding is the most dangerous, more than tornadoes, more than wind damage, more than bliss arizona, it is flash flooding that causes the most casualties, so we have
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that area of low pressure off the coast. if we go in closer, you can see over the last 12 hours, the rain diminished. all of those rain showers have slowly pushed off the coast actually in north and south carolina, we are not looking at any rain. we don't expect more rain at least for the next seven to 10 days, which is very, very good news, because the water is on the ground and still moving, we still have those flood warnings in many locations across parts of south carolina as well as you can see up towards coastal north carolina, as well. these will stay in place for quite a while. the southern ones will stay in place. as we go down towards the south and as the water makes its way down, we are going to be seeing the rivers here crest today, tomorrow or even later on in the weekend by the time that water
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gets here towards the coast, so this is some of the amounts of water we had seen. take a look at this, mount pleasant, 26.8 inches of rain. we don't expect to see rain for the next seven days, that's very good news. >> the missing cargo ship that disappeared off the bahamas, the safety board is launching a team to help with the investigation. the ship's owner now says it suffered some sort of mechanical failure, leaving it stuck in the path of hurricane joaquin. coast guard is still searching for survivors but now believe the ship sank. on monday, they found the remains of one crew member in a survival suit and heavily damaged craft. >> they are trained to survive, so hopefully did what they
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needed to to survive. >> we are focused on people in the water, life boats and life rafts. >> 28 members of the crew were americans, the other five from poland. >> the white house says president obama's considering taking executive action to enforce stronger gun control measures. press secretary josh ernest said the president has been considering a range of optionles. >> the president's under no illusions that there's a law that could be passed to present every incidence of gun violence. there surely is something congress can do to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others that shouldn't have them to have a corresponding impact on the frequency of these kind of incidents. >> president obama plans to be in oregon friday, meeting privately with the families of shooting victims from the
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community college. teachers are preparing for classes to resume next week. >> just up the road from a growing memorial for the victims, a community resolved to move forward, reopening campus just days after the shooting. college staff arrived for work and students pick up personal belongings they were forced to leave behind last thursday. grief counselors also are on hand for support. for the first time, we are hearing from one of the students who was shot. >> he sounded really deranged, because he said that he had been waiting to do that for a really long time and he laughed after he shot the teacher. >> since the shooting last week, the sheriff has repeatedly refused to identify the shooter by name, even after the name had been widely reported by local and national media. >> you will not hear anyone from this law enforcement operation use his name. i continue to believe that those media and community members who
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pubbize his name with him only glorify his horrific actions, and eventually, this will only serve to inspire future shooters. >> his focus on the investigation and the victims has spread throughout the community. >> roseberg mayor larry rich applauds not naming or talking about the shooter. >> the copy cats want this attention, and take that attention away from them is one good tool to hopefully put a stop to it. >> i think the candle vigil shot i'm thinking of putting on the main pang. >> the publisher of the roseberg bea con, a weekly community newspaper says the sheriff set the right tone for conversations about the shooting. >> the sheriff had a lot of wisdom saying that we don't want to glorify this, in the event of copy cat crimes or other things of this nature, it's just not appropriate. we're going to follow that lead
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with our edition this week. >> at the local cmca were victims were members and where shooting survivor works, the sentiment is the same. >> the incident's over, we're glad that evil that's been removed from our community, however, we don't want to dwell on the accident that happened. we want to move forward. >> moving forward for fink includes getting updates on the victim treated for multiple gunshot wounds. people on campus said he tried to shot the shooter even after he'd been wounded. >> for someone to do that, put himself out there knowing he fully well that he was going to get hurt himself, we're so blessed and proud of him. >> as she and others wait for his injuries to heal, they know they have their own emotional pain to deal with but say the horrific deal they've been through won't define them as a community. al jazeera, roseberg, oregon.
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>> funeral services will be held today for a tennessee girl. police say she was killed by her 11-year-old neighbor near knoxville. the boy's facing first degree murder charges as a juvenile. it is not clear if he will be charged as an adult. police say the boy used his father's shotgun to shoot the girl when she refused to show him her puppy. >> >> doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients who request them. the law was inspired by the cancer patient who was forced to move oh oregon last year to end her life. >> it was called a cornerstone of president obama's legacy, but can the transpacific partnership deal survive if the next president is a democratic?
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>> clashes in the west bank this morning between palestinians and israeli security forces, protestors were seen throwing rocks earlier today. israeli officials destroyed the homes of two palestinians accused in attacks an israelis. four israelis were killed in shooting and stabbing attacks last week. israeli forces killed four palestinians during violent protests. palestinian authority president
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abbas has condemned the violence. at least two palestinians were injured by israeli forces during today's demonstration. >> congress will review a major trade deal. the u.s. and 11 other nations reached an agreement monday over the transpacific partnership. it has been the subject of political debate for years, a debate that is playing out on the campaign trail. al jazeera's michael shure reports. >> the transpacific partnership negotiations in atlanta involved the trade and finance ministers from 12 countries. despite the international implications, much of the focus here in the u.s. has been on the presidential candidates, one will have to deal with it for years to come. >> i don't know if americans are all that plugged in to trade agreements. >> this trade deal is not easy. the t.p.p. involves 12 countries bordering the pacific ocean from the u.s. to chile and new zealand to japan, it would
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remove trade barriers and lower tariffs, implement environmental and labor rules. with so much on the line, the 2016 candidates are staking out their ground with front runner democratic hillary clinton remaining non-committal. >> to make sure we get the best, strongest deal possible and if we don't get it, there should be no deal. >> despite forceful words and a need to court big labor, clinton has not indicated whether she supports t.p.p. >> for her, it's put her in a spot, she'd have to support it, her fingerprints are on the deal but does not want to alienate the people from the base that she needs in big numbers to win the white house. >> bernie sanders has been very clear on where he stands.
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>> i will do what i can to defeat it. >> free trade is more popular in the gop presidential field. former florida governor unbush is in favor of the t.p.p. and that may create an opportunity for our republicans. >> there are candidates who want to differentiate themselves from bush. some conservatives are painting t.p.p. as obama trade, ensuring the candidates will be talking about it quite a bit for the next year. >> with some presidential candidates still in the congress, it can make for tricky politics. >> the white house is pushing hard for this and it's made for strange bed fellows. we've got the white house on the same side as congressional republicans, and you've got democrats opposing a popular
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president, who's looking very much towards his legacy in establishing a trade deal which he says is going to help everybody, but which his own party has serious doubts about. >> now congress needs to approve t.p.p., but president obama, who lost georgia in both presidential elections finally got a coveted win in atlanta. michael shure, al jazeera, washington. >> air france is threatening to take legal action this morning over an employee protest that turned violent. about 100 workers stormed the meeting between management and unions at charles degall airport monday, tearing the clothes off some of the managers. the union members were angry about the proposal to cut jobs. >> prisoners serving hard time, but using it to get ahead. we'll show you a program to help inmates earn college degrees. >> nobody shopped for this concept car.
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making a sedan from something you have in your home.
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>> the justice department says it will start keeping a log of police involved deaths around the country. attorney general loretta lynch said the program will use open source records and media reports. they will verify facts using statistics for more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. the program is expected to go into effect next year. >> san quentin prison houses some of california's most dangerous inmates. a program aims to transform
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lives. we go behind bars and into the classroom. >> metal bars, sterile cells, locked doors, mundane, sighfulling, uninspiring, but just behind the main yard, down an alley lined with barbed wire, class is in session. >> arguments for and against imperialism. >> u.s. history, taught by an instructor from the university of california at davis. it's a demanding work load chai challenges, stimulates and ignites the mind of some of california's most hardened criminals. >> and who are they talking? >> the cock of the united states. >> ok, so good. >> 16 years into a sense of 36 years to life, he is working toward his associate degree. hutchinson is learning about imperialism and much more at san quentin's prison university project. >> it has shown me that i do
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have the ability to learn, to succeed and be a better human being. >> this is the only on site higher education program in any california prison. 330 are enrolled and 200 are on the wait list. instructors from stamford, u.c. berkeley, u.c. davis and others volunteer their time to teach psychologist, biology, and 15 other classes. it is funded by private donations. >> the word has spread among the in mates and beyond these walls that this program can help lay the foundation to lay a new beginning on the outside, a life that would include better job prospects, more life skills and a renewed sense of hope, confidence and sense of worth. >> james houston is an example of the transformation. after serving 18 years for second degree murder, houston is out of san quentin and he's
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giving back. houston is employed by richmond, one of the most dangerous cities in the country, to help mentor and support young men in the community who are considered likely to become involved in gun violence. >> tell me how the prison university project changed your life. >> i felt like with all the tools i gained, seeing how important education was, checking out the life skill classes, become leadership in a group there, i felt like i had a purpose, and this became my passion. >> the executive director of the probable, jodie says in california about 70% of released prisoners return to prison within three years, but, she says, the rate is 17% for those who were students and none was from a violent crime. >> what do you say to people who say i don't deserve this. >> i would have to say this, what type of people would they like coming back into society?
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would they like uneducated people who have no knowledge, no wisdom about life in general, or would they prefer someone like myself, who is developing the skills and the techniques, the ability to articulate and to learn and to grasp different concepts and ideas about life in general? >> lisa bernard, al jazeera, san quentin, california. >> there's a new way to roll that morning that makes ecofriendly to the extreme. take a look at the new lexus. it's made with 1700 pieces of laser cut cardboard. five people worked to build this fully functional replica of the sport sedan, and yes, it does drive. no word how many paper cuts the workers suffered during assembly. >> back in two minutes with more al jazeera morning news. you can keep up throughout the day by checking out going on, not just in this country, but around the world.
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>> washed away in south carolina, the danger now is downstream, where rivers are rising and dams are under pressure. a hotel in yemen, used by the country's government is rocked by a series of explosions, 15 soldiers killed. >> the right to die, california becomes the fifth state where doctors can help patients end their lives.
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>> good morning, this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm receive as i. the skies are clearing in south carolina, but rains killed 13 people still pose a threat. authorities warn more dams could break as overflowing rivers cascade downstream. robert ray is live in colombia, south carolina. what is the biggest concern there right now? >> the biggest concern is road, infrastructure, whether it's safe to actually traverse and go out here. we've got over 300 roads that are still closed, 150 bridges that are not open, and dams, creeks and rivers that are compromised. in fact, one of them is right
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behind me. this is gill creek. it is not supposed to be here. this is where like a bus would come in the morning to pick up little kids in the neighborhood. there are homes here. this entire area is now a floating river. there are spotty power outages in this region and that's the issue. people are still concerned about whether or not they can actually leave their homes. >> what are people being told to do, are they being told to stay home, are schools and buildingses still closed there? >> schools and businesses are still closed. every once in a while, you'll see a business that is open, perhaps a coffee shop or something like that. as far as what the government officials are telling people to do, they are still telling them to stay inside, hunker down, even though the skies are beautiful and sun is out, for the first time in a week and a half, i can guarantee that anyone waking up here this
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morning is going to look out and have a sigh of relief, because it's been cloudy and horribly rainy, but it's still not safe. there are still many different roads closed, and these waters, as you can see, in some areas, have not receded. again, i can't stress enough, this is a neighborhood where a river is literally flowing down a stream. >> how many days before authorities expect things to return to normal and for the floodwaters to recede? >> this is the billion dollars question right now, literally, because that's about how much it's going to cost to pick up this mess in the coming months. of course, there's federal dollars coming in. no one really knows at this point. i mean, there could be, at any moment, another flash flood, and that's the issue. a lot of these streams are still overflowing and bridges and dams are compromised. at any point, something could happen in a flash, literally, so there's really no answer to that
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question quite yet. these why officials are telling residents please be careful and if you can, stay off the roads still. >> robert ray live for us in south carolina, thank you. >> kevin is here with more on the flooding. kevin, can we answer some questions as far as when they will see these waters recede, whether there is the potential for more rain and flash floods? >> depending on the water receding, it depends on what part of the rivers you're at. the northern part of the rivers are cresting and coming down, but as we look at the southern rivers, they are not going to crest until this weekend. we have a map to though you where those are. thank god south carolina does have rivers, because those are the natural drainage.
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the ones toward the northwest are going to be dropping probably later today. the ones along the coast are going to stay in place to be determined. that's because of these rivers that are in this area. i want to show you those rivers right here. here is the black river, will peak toward the weekend. as you can towards the coast, it is going to be later, but as i said, i'm glad we do have these rivers in place, because if we didn't, things would get worse even as we go into the forecast. speaking of the forecast, temperatures are going to be great. we talk about the low 70's across the region. in terms of rain, the good news is, we are not going to be seeing any rain probably for the next seven days. we have a couple of weather systems towards the west, but the one to the north is going to stay to the north and the one to the south is going to stay to the south, so they have the next seven to 10 days of clear skies and they need it.
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>> all right, kevin core voluntary , thank you. >> we are still looking for survivors or any signs of life, any signs of that vessel. >> the coast guard is continuing its search for the el faro crew after the recovery of a heavily damaged life boat. >> there were two life boats. they could each hold 43 people. the one we found had no one in it. >> a survival sued was found with unidentifiable how many remains. >> these men are trend to survive.
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hopefully they did what was needed to survive. >> the window for finding survivors is closing and last communication was thursday morning, when the crew reported they'd lost power and were taking on water. >> they would have been abandoning ship into a category four hurricane, so you're talking up to 140-mile an hour winds, seas up wards of 50 feet, visibility basically at zero. those are challenging conditions to survive in. >> the search itself was slowed by near hurricane-force winds. >> we were facing 100-mile an hour winds, 40-foot seas, less than a mile visibility. >> the coast guard has now found two debris fields, one is 300 nautical square miles, the other 70. the area behind is the crooked bahamas. it departed on tuesday, headed to puerto rico on a regular cargo supply. at that time, joaquin was still a tropical storm. the question that remains open
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is whether the crew received any warnings about the possibility that joaquin could become a category four hurricane. jonathan betz, al jazeera. >> seven americans onboard the ship are from new england, including 33-year-old keith griffin. he and his wife, katy are expects twins. he emailed his wife wednesday night and said he did not expect to get a lot of sleep because of the storm. he was an engineer. he was expected back home a week from today. >> the white house said president obama is considering taking executive action on gun control following the mass shooting at a college in roseberg, oregon, the president plans to be in roseberg on friday. he will meet privately with the families of shooting victims from the community college. we are learning about the gunman who killed nine people. place say chris store harper mercer detailed his grievances in a document. he complained about not having a
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girlfriend. he also wrote that everyone else was crazy and he was the sane one. he took his own life after a brief shootout with police. >> the roseberg community is pitching in to help a man called a hero from the shootings. he was shot february times when he charged the gunman during the shooting. now as he recovers, a go fund me page has raised just over $770,000 to help him pay his medical bills. there's a new potion with thousands of signatures already asking president obama to award the army veteran the presidential medal of freedom. >> presidential candidate hillary clinton is calling for titler gun control laws. on monday, she vowed to make the issue a key focus of her agenda, if she wins the presidency in 2016. >> we need to go back and with all of our hearts, working not just in washington, but from the grassroots up, demand that we have universal background checks, and we have to also. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> we have to close the loopholes. you know, we've got what he said called the begun show loophole and we've got what's now being called the charleston loophole. >> that is a reference to the gunman who killed nine people in the emanuel a.m.e. church in charleston. he was able to legally buy a gun despite having a criminal record. >> california will be the fifth state to allow doctors to help terminally ill patients die. the governor signed the right to die law last night. he was inspired by a california woman, who moved to oregon to end her life. >> california governor jerry brown signed into law a bill allowing physician assisted suicide. it becomes the fifth u.s. state to allow u.s. suicide for the terminally ill, behind oregon, washington state, vermont and montana, where the courts
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effectively protect physicians from prosecution. the catholic governor once studied as a jesuit student. on signing the bill, the governor said in the end, i was left to reflect what i would want in the fails of my own death. i do not do what i would do if i was dying in prolonged, excruciating pain. govern brown concluded his remarks by saying i'm certain that it would be a comfort to be able to consider the options afforded by this bill, and i wouldn't deny that right to others. the new bill requires a patient to be able to ingest the drugs on their open, they must be mentally competent and the assisted suicide signed off by two doctors. >> i've had the joy of motherhood, which has been the greatest love of my life. >> christie o'donnell suit her
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state of california for the right to die. she has cancer that is attacking her brain, spain, ribs and live. >> the most likely way that i am going to die with the lung cancer is that my left lung will fill with fluid, i'll start drowning in my own fluid. >> those who fought the legislation becoming law in california argued that families of sick people might use is to expedite access to inheritances and health companies may see assisted suicide as a cheaper option than providing expensive drugs to prolong a patient's life. >> in yemen, a rocked propelled grenade hit a hotel housing officials. 15 people were killed. >> our reporter has covered yemen extensively and is live in doha this morning. what can you tell us about this attack and has there been any
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claim of responsibility? >> basically, we're talking about two attacks, one targeting a hotel used by yemeni government, and the second one getting a compound used by coalition forces, particularly soldiers from the united arab emirates. we know from different sources on the ground that in one of the attacks, there was suicide bombers, using armed vehicles that broke into checkpoints and then exploded near the building. the second one we are getting conflicts reports because the government said this was rocket attacks launched by houthis on forces loyal to the deposed presidential sal. we're getting conflicting reports about exactly what happened in the two areas. >> is it clear who the target was?
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>> it was the government and coalition forces. i mean, whether who was behind the attack had a clear message that they would like to undermine yemen's government that returned recently to aden take over but is still not controlling most of the areas or the coalition forces that despite the months of military campaign to dislodge the houthis and the forces loyal to the former presidential sal are far from defeated. they can still launch attacks. just last month, dozens of soldiers from the united arab emirates, saudi arabia and bahrain were killed in a ballistic missile attack by forces loyal total houthis in the eastern province. for the time being, the situation remains delicate across yemen. we have still fighting continuing and forces loyal to the houthis still entrenched in different rts of the country vowing to continue the fight until the end.
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>> on the battlefield, sounds like a stalemate, but how much power does the current prime minister even have at this stage? >> well, the government vice president who was mainly the target today in the capital, aden, has the backing of saudi arabia and coalition forces. in theory, he controls most of the southern part of yemen where there is no longer the presence of the houthi forces, that in theory, but southern yemen is not just a government. you have the secessionists who would like to break from the north. you have a.q.a.p. al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula, the most aggressive off shoot of al-qaeda other than afghanistan and pakistan. there is a treens, fighters in aden and vowing to spread
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ideology and fighters across the southern part of the country. you are talking about a divided yemen, with different political factions with each with a different agenda. >> of course, as always, the people caught middle of a human crise in one of the poorest countries in the world. reporting from doha, hashem, thank you. >> russian jets crossing a fine line, the latest incident that sparked condemnation from nato. >> i'm in the bahamas, taking a closer look at chinese investments in the caribbean. >> the reality of fantasy sports leagues, the new scandal and questions over that multi-billion dollars industry.
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>> russia will consider expanding airstrikes from syria
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into iraq if it receives request from baghdad. syrian media is reporting russia has hit isil targets near palmyra. >> i call on russia to avoid escalating tensions with the alliance. rush must deconflict its military activities in syria. i'm concerned russia is not tares isil but attacking the syrian opposition and civilians. >> moscow said saturday's air spacevasion lasted just a few seconds and was due to poor weather. the kremlin says it is looking into claims of a second violation. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan will face you tough connections on capitol hill today. the general is expect to testify in front of the armed services
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committee about the u.s. air strike that hit a doctors without borders hospital in kunduz. the general said monday that afghan forces requested the air strike. now afghan forces say in part thanks to u.s. airstrikes, they now have the upper hand in that city of kunduz. al jazeera is live at the airport in kunduz. tell us more about the fight there. >> well afghan security forces still are struggling to get control of kunduz city. heavy fighting in every street, afghan forces are getting engaged with taliban fighters almost on every corner of the city. now we are hearing from afghan security officers the reason they are very slow because they have lack of leadership, lack of coordination with afghan security forces. also they are telling as the taliban are hiding in residential area, they are very
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careful to avoid civilian casualty. that's why they are going very slow. >> speaking of civilian casualties, the u.s. faces tough questions after this weekend's air strike at the hospital, doctors without borders. what has the afghan reaction been? >> well, i talked with a couple of top generals in this operation in the past hour or so. they are telling us first of all, it was u.s. soldiers on the ground who coordinated the attack, it was not afghan security forces. then they are telling us they confirmed that there were some taliban fighters hiding in the compound of the airport. >> that contradicts what general john campbell who was commanding those forces has said but does lead to the fact that there are a lot of questions this morning. thank you. i want to bring in jason
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campbell from the and corporation joining us from washington this morning. you heard our reporter say there is a dispute over who called in these airstrikes. why i also there not more clarity at this point? was it u.s. forces or afghan force that is asked the air strike? >> in general, this is typical this soon after such an event, the investigation is on going. i would say to clarify, it seems as though it was the afghan force that is requested the air support, whereas it was likely a u.s. special forces soldier on the ground who coordinated where that fire should be focused on. typically, a team of u.s. special forces would have someone there who was an air controller trained especially for that job. i would say it would be highly unlikely that a gun ship would be called in without some level of more precise guidance from
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someone who's trained on the ground to direct that, but of course, as we've seen in an urban environment, even having someone trained like that, you are still taking on a certain amount of risk and we saw that transpire here with the tragedy incan did he see. >> throughout the war, american airstrikes hitting at times civilians have happened often enough that it has become part of the narrative of this war. does the u.s. need to reexamine its rules of engagement? >> well, i think that's something that's always being reviewed within the pentagon, with any sort of a war in combat, you're taking on a certain amount of risk, and i think in every situation, it's a matter of weighing that risk against the threat, against the strategic priorities, and in a case like afghanistan, in working with a partner nation to device what is acceptable in these situations. >> let's talk about policy. the obama administration is now
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reconsidering withdrawing troops from afghanistan. that is that a direct result of what we're seeing in kunduz and how much do you think it will make a difference? >> no, this is something that has been in the works now for a while. i think it's clear to a lot of people who focus on afghanistan, and certainly among the afghan officials and politicians that having a more of a prolonged presence of u.s. and coalition forces in the country is going to be at the very least beneficial, if not absolutely necessary to continue to develop and mentor the afghan security forces, so this is something that's been under consideration and will continue to be in the coming months. it's early at this point to say to agree to which happens in kunduz will change this. i don't see it altering it all that much, given that even the high levels of considerations for troop levels they are considering now would largely leave any ground forces from the
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u.s. or other countries out of areas like kunduz more focused on kabul and then some very small satellite units dispersed throughout the country strictly to mentor afghan forces. i don't see if impacting that too much. >> is kunduz about more than just the training of afghan forces? does kunduz make it clear that the afghan government cannot on its own stand up to the ta tali? >> kunduz revealed concerns that have been there for a number of years now. there is not a lot of coordination particularly between the police and army. they have issues rewarding logistics, intelligence and this has come to bear in kunduz. unyears past, they have been able to muster reinforcements to start to take back territory lost. the biggest concern here is what
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happens if you have a kunduz-like situation occur in two or three spots throughout the country where it's much harder to muster the reinforcements and to coordinate the counter offenses. that's the biggest concern right now. >> we appreciate you your insig, thank you for your time. >> the nobel prize in physics is a warded to two scientists, credited focredited for discovet sub atomic particles have mass and can change identity. it has changed understanding of how matter works. >> palestinians call for a day of rage as protests erupt in the occupied west bank. >> we take a closer look at growing tension in the region. >> a mom teaches a lesson on accuracy. what a textbook said about
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slavery that has touched off a social media storm.
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>> taking a look at today's top stories, south carolina is bracing today for more damage from historic flooding, despite a sunny forecast. officials warn more dams could break at water heads downstream. communities are being told to prepare for possible evacuations. 13 people have died because of the weather. >> the ntsb is launching an investigation over the el faro
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ship. it suffered mechanical failure. crews identified one body, but are searching for the other 32 crew members. >> president obama is considering taking executive action over gun control following the mass shooting in oregon. the president plans to be in roseberg friday, meeting privately with the families of shooting victims from the community college. >> violence this morning in the west bank, where palestinians and israeli security forces are clashing. four israeli's were killed in shooting and stabbing attacks last week. israeli forces in turn killed four palestinians during violent protests. al jazeera's mike hanna is live in the west bank where we have been seeing these clashes. walk us through what has been happening there today. >> today was declared to be a
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day of rage here in the occupied west bank. palestinians insisted they were going to demonstrate, march down the road behind me through this checkpoint, which leads directly on the road to jerusalem. however, they didn't get much further than the city limits of ramallah. israeli forces pushing them back with tear gas, rubber coated steel bullets, as well as on that at least one occasion, sharp point ammunition. this is not the only place in which you are seeing violence and conflict in the occupied west bank. violence also breaking out in the town of bethlehem, where there was a funeral for a 13-year-old who was shot and killed by israeli forces yesterday. a number of clashes reported at that particular funeral, so once again, frustration mounting throughout the west bank, stephanie. >> the past few days have been particularly violent there. what was the catalyst for this latest uptick i intentions?
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>> two west bank residents were killed in front of their children. two israelis were attacked in two separate knifing incidents. two people were killed on that particular night. the palestinian attackers were both shot dead immediately. then there have been events surrounding the old city, in particular, the h al aqsa mosque compound, attempts to gain access to that compound. in terms of israeli religious dictate, jews are not supposed to be able to walk on what they call the temple mount, but the rabbis of israeli say that is sacrilege. there are groups that say they should have access to what they call the temple mount as part of
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a ream freedom. this is the most sensitive point to palestinians, and then everything was accentuated by the fact that palestinians were completely locked out of the old city, an unprecedented move by the netanyahu government, and that ramped up the tension even further. what we are seeing today around the occupied west bank is anger at a culmination of a series of events that have been happening in the past week, and in recent months. >> we can hear those clashes continue to occur around you. mike hanna reporting from the west bank, thank you. >> i want to go now to the form israeli council general in new york, joining us from tel-aviv. good morning to you. israeli says it was five members of hamas who killed an israeli couple, another one of the sequence of events that you heard our reporter talk about. now a harsh crack down on all
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west bank residents by israeli security. how does ant this time? >> i wish i had an answer for you, stephanie. these events usually have a tragic tendency to be unpredictable, in that everyone does not want escalation, either israeli nor the palestinian authority. i think that in this case, even hamas is not interested in escalating anything, either in the west bank or in gaza. however, this is not about an organized palestinian terror effort. this is more terrorism startups, individuals who just decide to stand up one day to wake up one morning and perpetrate acts of terrorism, which is why this is, you know, a cause and effect
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kind of process. they instigate terrorism, israel responds, they respond, israeli retaliates. therefore, i wish i had an answer for you. as it looks now, stephanie, no one wants escalation and everyone wants to contain this. >> are you sure -- i wonder if you're sure -- >> tendency to spill over beyond what people -- >> there are people calling on both sides for escalation just as israeli politicians are calling for more -- a survey finds 42% of palestinians enough add volunteer indicate for armed struggle. you have hardliners on both sides saying they do want an escalation. >> yeah, that's the tragedy.
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issued clarify. when i said no one wants escalation, i meant the decision makers, neither in israeli nor in the palestinian authority. whether these decision makers on the palestinian side, at least, have control over how events unravel is difficult to say. right now if we look back five, six years and say what has prevented terrorism from escalating, what has prevented clashes, skirmishes and so on, it's been the security cooperation between israel and the palestinians and more particularly, the u.s. trained palestinian forces and u.s. american supervision over the palestinian security forces. that is no longer the case, at least not on the scale that we were used to seeing. while decision makers on both sides would rather prevent or are averse to any escalation,
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you're right in your question. there are people on both sides, palestinian terrorists and hard line right wing israelis within the government, by the way, who think this should be answered more fortfully and that will obviously and almost inevitably lead to more blood shed and escalation. >> without the decision makers alone as you call them doing anything diplomatically to try to get back into negotiations, isn't it the extreme that highjack the narrative on the ground? >> i wish i could disagree with you, but i don't, and i wish i had a good answer to respond to that, but i don't. the truth of the matter is that there's no peace process. people seem on both sides, by the way, seem content, i mean the decision makers to be specific, seem content with the status quo, which they think is sustainable, which they think is
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10able, which they think can be supported for a few more years. the fact of the matter is that the status quo isun sustainable, that the palestinians not seeing any silver lining in their future and their immediate future in terms of negotiations, the leadership may go to the international arena, the u.n. security council, the p5 plus one and so on and so forth, but the little guy on the street reverts to terrorism. the israelis, who for their own reasons thought that the status quo was sustainable and everything is fine and dandy, will respond with more force. in the absence of both a political process and the promise of a political process and a less interested right now, i emphasize right now, a disinterested less inclined to intervene world knows that president obama failed to mention, purposefully failed to
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mention the palestinian issue in his u.n. general assembly speech, both sides seem to think that it's up to them. these two sides, stephanie, left to their own devices are not going to come up with a solution. it's going to end in more violence, unfortunately. >> you and i alone continue to have this conversation, a year later, year after gaza. >> officials say more cubans are making a dangerous crossing to florida. some in that country worry the restoration of diplomatic relations with the u.s. could end a long standing policy on cubans who land on u.s. soil. officials say smugglers are taking advantage of the confusion. we have this report from miami. >> this is a family that have been apart for months. the journey this teenager went to get here is staggering.
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>> u.s.a.! >> this is the moment they jumped from the vessel and clamored on to the beach. locals give them a warm welcome. for the last two days of a six day journey, the crew had no food or water. it was only chance that brought them ashore here. she says she had no choice. >> we had to get out fast, because we think it's going to get bad. anyone that comes here in the future are going to get turned back, so we had to hurry up and get here. >> at the u.s. coast guard headquarters in miami, persistent rumors of the end to the wet foot dry foot policy are a concern. the number of people making the crossing is higher than in recent years. many desperate cubans are being taken advantage of. >> smugglers exploited that rumor and told cubans, you're thinking about going, you better go now or miss your opportunity
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to get into the united states. we know they've been doing that. we've been told that. >> one of the biggest challenges authorities face is yelling a rumor putting lives at risk. the coast guard are working with the local cuban community in the hopes that the message will get back to the island. the number of those trying to make it to the u.s. mainland by any means necessary continues to grow. >> the garcias are reunited and can begin to plan their futures together. juan carlos told us if he'd known about the crossing, he wouldn't have allowed his daughter to take such a massive risk. he said he's happy she's here but doesn't want to see other families risking everything for a new life. marathon, florida. >> a community in seattle today is remembering a high school student who died after injured during a football game. students and eachers held a memorial monday after kenny passed away. he was critically injured playing friday and underwent surgery but did not survive.
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the exact cause of death is unclear. last month, a 17-year-old quarterback in new jersey died after his spleen ruptured during a football game. >> new controversy today for the daily fantasy sports industry. an employee admitted to winning $350,000 on a rival website, having some accusing that employee of a form of insider trading p.m. john henry smith is here with more on the controversy. >> here is the issue in a nutshell. in daily fantasy sports, you use an imaginary pool of dollars to buy real life players for your lineup. people doing well are good at recognizing undervalued players. in this case, critics think this employee knew which players were undervalued based on his company's internal data. >> an employee for the daily fantasy sports website draft kings admitted to inadvertently releasing player data before the start of the nfl's week three slate of games.
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that employee won $350,000 at a rifle site, fan dual that same week. a draft kings spokesman said there is no evidence that the employee, who has not been fired, used that information to win that prize money. both draft kings and fan dual released the following joint statement: >> the incident has raised concerns about the fairness of the loosely regulated fantasy sports industry. gamers say the chance of actual players or other pro sports personnel profiting from insider information is slim. >> their main concern is probably the concern of players throwing games or different things like that. that certainly is reduced by fantasy sports, where individual
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players are selected as opposed to team outcomes. >> government officials are skeptical. new jersey congressman has called for an investigation into whether these fantasy sites are actually unregulated on line gambling. >> how is it any different from sports betting? i don't see it, why, because you call it fantasy? >> now because you can't go a day without these ads, it's led to a lot of people on both the state and federal level looking up and saying what's going on here. >> the two companies have temporarily banned their employees from playing fantasy games on other sites. they were already band from their employer's sites. >> the value of the insider information here is not clearly defined. there are plenty of season long fantasy websites that offer data for free each week and that data is similar from site to site. >> thank you. >> the supreme court will not
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consider a challenge to a new york law that says all public school children must be vaccinated. the justice turned down the appeal without comment. the decision upholds an appeals court ruling that the state's policy does not vital students constitutional rights. three new york city families challenged that mandate. >> general mills is recalling 2 million boles of cheerios labeled gluten free. it may contain wheat. wheat flour was used at its california facility. this recall includes honey nut cheerios and classic in the jell-o box. the company received reports of two ill insists. >> the bahamas is a popular destination for tourists around the word, making it attractive to foreign investors. china plans to open a state of the artery sort. delays in construction are now causing economic problems for the country.
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>> they market the bahamas, tourism is the biggest thing that we have here. >> a small island caught up in one big gamble to bring more visitors. >> i thought it was a good idea when it first started out. foreign investment is something i agree with. >> bank rolled by the chinese, the project has become the biggest issue facing the country. >> we market it is a the home of the largest casino in the care bean. it was going to be remarkable for not only the island, but the entire country. >> today, it sits unfinished. its opening has delayed twice as local investors, chinese investors and government bicker over who's to blame in a jumbled legal battle. china construction, charged with completing the resort stopped work in the spring, accusing
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local partner of failing to pay its fair share, but the bohemian side said the chinese cut corners and that the buildings don't meet standards. it's quite something, this three and a half billion dollars project that would have opened this past december, december, 2014 and would have been responsible for 10% of the country's g.d.p., it's that big. >> this is the story of what can happen when a small country like the bahamas does business with one of the most powerful countries in the world, china. >> not only are they partners in that development, they hold a mortgage for that property, the chinese company, which is opened by the kind government. >> now workers spend their days waiting. >> for the average bus boy, housekeeper, houseman, waitress,
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you know, they're not going to get this opportunity again, so obviously, it has to happen. >> that is how many feel, that the resort must open. just blocks away, shop keepers with their souvenirs have waited and waited for tourists to materialize. >> we need it open. that's a big building, you know, we need them to open to help with all our expenses, you know? we just hope that when they open, more business comes along. >> its delay has growing resentment against the chinese. >> we have nothing against the chinese investors who are coming in, but we would like to see others coming in, as well. we think that there has to be some spreading of the risk, so to speak. >> the bohemian government defends its position. >> we have in vestors from great britain, the united states of america, from other parts of europe and certainly we have
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investors from asia. nobody is buying out our country. that's not true. >> it's the groundbreaking ceremony for the other project in nassau. >> we are here to invest the work with the bow peoples and other countries, this project is evidence of what we are doing here. bahama, we'll be finished very soon. >> bohemians weathered tough economic years and with the hotel's future uncertain, many worry and wonder whether the future can be as bright as they are government pledges. al jazeera, nassau, the ba hams. >> protecting data privacy, making a change to the way u.s. tech companies do business. >> the new campaign using art to shine a light on the plight of jailed journalists.
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>> as one report puts it this morning, the atlantic ocean just got a lot wider. a european court's overnight decision could make it more difficult for american tech companies to do business with europe. the court ruled european law fails to protect its citizens' personal data in the united states. >> the ruling by the highest court is a victory for privacy activist max who fought for years to get the european law thrown out. >> i never thought it was going to be a big thing. we were just putting facts up on the website, what we got from facebook, drafted over two nights and suddenly you're like in this whole privacy debate. >> he took on facebook in ireland where the european headquarters are beard. the case ended up in the european high court. the 27-year-old graduate student argued his data protection rights were violated when
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facebook transferred his personal information between european and u.s. servers. under annal agreement, companies are allowed to transfer that data under a so-called safe harbor deal, but the european court of justice ruled the provision does not adequately prevent u.s. officials from peeking into the transferred information. >> there has to be an adequate protection in the u.s. i was like mass surveillance of all my contents is truly not adequate. >> the safe harbor law began being questioned after edward snowden's revelation of spying. more than 3,000 companies, including apple, google and microsoft rely on the safe harbor agreement. the ruling could force tech companies to significantly change the way they do business in europe in order to avoid
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breaking european law. >> customers who stayed at seven patch trump hotels are warned they have been the victims of data hacks. hackers gained access to its front desk and computer systems between may of 2014 and june of this year at two new york locations as well as miami, chicago, hawaii, las vegas and toronto. trump hotel officials say an independent investigation has not found any evidence of customers information being misused. >> artists from around the world are painting murals to shine a light on human rights in iran as part of a campaign to bring attention to jailed journalists and artists there. organizers hope the project will put pressure on iran. >> artist ron is mixing colors and creativity in brooklyn to support journalists in iran. >> my mess is that you can't have a great society without great journalism, period, end of
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story. >> to this painting during the 2008 presidential campaign called abraham obama. >> ron, you're an american. some might say why are you doing this for an iranian cause? >> i don't really consider myself an american. i live in america, but like if i'm from illinois, but i don't limit myself to illinois. you should be part of the whole world. >> it is a campaign led by adjourn who spent nearly four months behind bars in iran after appearing on the daily show. >> i asked him the question on every westerner's mind. why was his country so terrifying? >> the truth is they don't understand each other. >> when he asked american artist to join the project, he didn't hesitate. >> he fled iran in 1980 after a hard line newspaper called his artwork anti islamic.
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>> my whole life is being around freedom in iran and elsewhere, freedom of journalism. >> he said his campaign helps journalists in iran know they are not forgotten. >> it calls for access to education for all iranians. >> >> the murals are making some people more aware. >> it could open up minds and people could see what's going on in the world. >> one is sparking its own pro tested, showing jailed iranian cartoonist with hair covered and no mouth. vandals attacked it with paint balls. since some neighbors complained, the campaign plans to take it down. >> they don't have the right
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information about the situation. >> the other paintings are expected to stay indefinitely. >> we think that the more the iranian government sees people knowing and caring about issues, the more pressure they feel. >> al jazeera, new york. >> schools in one texas district are scrambling to replace a u.s. history textbook after a student told his mom it referred to slavery as immigration. >> it had african americans from the slave trade as workers, implying pay as if we had come here willingly and were paid to do our job. >> his mother posted this video on facebook pointing out the error. the publisher responded, saying it would change the book's digital version only, but the school district buckled from parent pressure understand is removing the textbook from classrooms. >> more on the clashes and tensions today in the west bank, that's it for us here in new
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york. thanks for watching.
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>> clashes between israeli security forces and palestinians across the west bank. at least 15 dead, including soldiers from sawed and u.a.e. in two car bomb attacks in aden. >> we report from kunduz with an international journalists inside the embattled city. >> your top sports story this tuesday, one of the men bidding