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♪ good evening. i am antonio morro. this is "al jazeera america." fighting racism force a major university president to resign. tonight, the demand for more action. deadly stop. questions after a 6-year-old is allegedly shot to death by police. why those officers are home tonight and a parent's loss. closing guantanamo. where prisoners should be transferred and when that could happen.
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we begin tonight in missouri where weeks of student protests over campus racism came to an end. tim wolf, the president of the university of monsieur see system resigned today. his announcement appeared to resolve a stand-off that included student protests, a hunger strike and a football team that was threatening to quick. andy rogen reports. >> reporter: even though the president and chancellor are out, those protesters wanted other demands. among them, a more diverse fa faculty and diversity training for incoming faculty. everyone is trying to wrap their heads around this head-spinning day. a somber resignation by the school president tim wolfe? >> i am resigning of the president of the missouri system. >> led to an emotional reaction in the center of campus.
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for months, black students on this overwhelmingly white campus had said rachel tensions were poisoning the atmosphere. a swastica drawn in feces was drawn in a dorm bathroom. the school student body said someone used the n word to him as he walked on campus? >> i have gone here since freshman year. i have had differences with other students, rachel. it's just time that people start listening. >> reporter: an activist group called concerned student 1950, named for the year the first black student was admitted to m missouri confronted tim wolfe at the school's home coming last month and he ignored them. he later apologized but last week, jonathan butler, graduate student vowed not to eat until wolfe was gone. a hungary butler said he had started eating again and was grateful. >> i do appreciate the prayers that received.
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positive messages. thank you t. >> over the weekend, some republican and democratic lawmakers in the state legislature began calling on wolfe to resign. the end of the line may have been a defendant threat by at least 30 black members of missouri's football team. they announced on social media they wouldn't practice or stay as long as wolfe stayed. a prospect that could have cost the school in-laws of dollars. wolfe took responsibility for the lack of dialogue on campus but said the threats and hunger strikes were the wrong way to make changes. >> we have to respect each other enough to stop yelling at each other and start listening and quit intimidating each other. >> reporter: afterwards, some of the missouri football players said this gave new meaning to the term student agent lights and their coach supported them. >> while connecting with the community and, we will support positive change on mizzou's campus. >> i didn't look at consequences. >> wasn't about it at the time. it was about helping my players
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and supporting my players when they needed me. >> the students may have helped bring down the president of the university of missouri system, but they still had issues to face. how bad is the rachel tension here? and how do you solve it? >> i think that you can introduce new programs. you can really just foster an environment of acceptance and, you know, include everyone and really hear all of the voices that need to be heard. >> the chairman of the university's race relations committee said trying to enact all of these other dmants protest orders want regarding diversity could cost millions of dollars, something the new president and chancellor will have to deal with. back to you. >> the police dmeef tuscaloosa, alabama suspended three officers after they used a takese on a college student and beat others with bato in. s. video of the weekend incident went viral. police say they were responding to a call about loud music at a university of alabama apartment.
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it isn't clear how it turned into a confrontation. the video shows officers using the taser and their batons. three students face charges including obstruction and resisting arrest. in louisiana, two police officers accused of killing a young boy and in court. a judge ordered the officers, derrick stafford and norris greenhouse, jr. to be held on a would million dollar bond. the hearing co-pay came hours before their victim was laid to rest. jonathan martin has more from new orleans. >> it has been almost a week since the shooting. still police say they do not know why these two officers pursued this vehicle. body camera footage, they say that provided the most detailed clues. both norris greenhouse and derrick stafford are being held on $1 million bond. a judge ordered the two police officers to home incarceration with electronic monitoring.
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with investigators don't know why they pursued christopher view's s.u.v. and opened fire on the dead-end street in marksville, louisiana. at least 18 rounds were fired. several of them hitting and killing few's son, and the 6-year-old in the front seat. monday afternoon, the boy was laid to rest. >> he would burst out laughing, you know. police have poured over 911 calls and interviewed witnesses, but so far, body camera footage from a third officer who responded for back-up has given investigators the cleares picture of what happened. the video has not been released, but according to few's attorney, an investigator described it to the judge during monday's bail bail hearing. it shows his client with his hands up. it disturbed me as a father. >> stafford is a lieutenant with the marksville police
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department. greenhouse is a reserve officer. both were working part-time as city marshals to serve washes. investigators say chris new no outstanding warrants and was unarmed. >> it's shaken the community. this is a small community. everybody knows everybody. it's a tragic situation. everybody is paying the price. >> late monday afternoon, the district judge in the case issued a gag order meaning the victim, any potential witnesses and lawyers are not allowed to peek to the media. >> reporting from new orleans. >> a major plan to keep millions from being deported, blocked the executive order to keep 5 million i am grant in the country. republicans had criticized the plan. 26 states challenged it in court. part of the initiative was a plan to keep young immigrants from being deported if they were brought to the u.s. illegally as children. a jordanian police officer killed at least five people,
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including two americans at a police training center in jordan's capitol today. the gunman wounded .4 other people. the u.s. has responded by opening a full investigation. ross cylinder jordan reports. >> the country of jordan is now considered -- not considered a war zone by any stretch of the imagination. that's why the shooting at a police training facility just outside downtown iman is so shocking. investigators from both the u.s. government and the jordanian government are trying to figure out why a veteran criminal investigator opened his weapon at other colleagues at the training facility on monday. six people have been killed at least. the gunman was killed during a shoot-out with lowell authorities. what they don't understand is how something like this could happen in a facility that has been opened since 2.003 for the purpose of training iraqi and other police forces around the middle east. while the u.s. has been accustomed to the notion of so-called green on blue attacks
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during the wars in iraq and in afghanistan, it's never had to deal with something like this in a country that it considers a very close ally. certainly, there are going to be many questions that have to be answered and they are hoping they can do so quickly. >> rosalind jordan in washington. u.s. and israeli officials are hoping to put recent disagreements behind them as they met with barack obama to discuss regional security offices. mike viqueira reports from washington. >> reporter: at the outset of his first face to face meeting with netanyahu in more than a year, president obama stated the obvious. >> it's no secret that the prime minister and i have had a strong disagreement on this narrow issue. that issue is iran and the deal on its nuclear program pushed through by mr. obama. but unlike past meetings between the two men, there was no open acrimony. both emphasized common goals. >> i think this is a
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tremendously important opportunity for us to work together to see how we can defend ourselves against this aggression, thistor, how we can roll it back. it's a daunting task. >> there was little said publiby the leaders. no joint press conference, as is common. all in all, it was a low-key meeting designed to turn down the temperature in bilateral relations. that's a stark contrast with netanyahu's last visit in march. >> his excellency, benjamin netanyahu. >> that's when he defied the president and took his fight against the iran nuclear deal to a joint meeting of congress this is a bad deal. it's a very bad deal. we are better off without it. >> in many ways, the tactic backfired. the other did survived the vote in congress in spite of the speech and it angered many democrats who normally support israel. this time, netanyahu wants to mend fences. he will speak at a think tank aligned with democrats and mr. obama and meet with both
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democratic and republican leaders in the coming days. as the recent violence between israelis and palestinians continues, another issue is being downplayed by the u.s. the chance for a u.s.-brokered peace between israel and the palestinians. >> even the possibility of talks about a two-state solution between the israelis and palestinians was unlikely over the course of the next 14 or 15 months. >> the subject at the whitehouse: how to bolster israel's media with more aid and sophisticated u.s. weapons. many see it as a form of compensation to israel, countering the threat of an iran strengthened by the nuclear deal. president obama was careful to stress, when it comes to his iran policy, the u.s. and israel share a common goal. >> we don't have a disagreement on the to, to making sure that iran does not get a nuclear weapon and we don't have a disagreement about us blunting destabilizing activities that
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iran may be taking place in. >> if guantanamo bay is ever shut down, the pentagon has reportedly decided odd a place in the u.s. to send the detainees. "al jazeera america" has learned that place is the super max security prison in colorado known as the alcatraz of the rockies. jamie mcintire reports. >> antonio, the pentagon looked at a number of sites as they are looking for options to send guantanamo detainees who can not be released or sentence back to other countries. they looked at the u.s. naval brig in charleston, south carolina and at fort levenworth kwnings, but they settled on the super max prison in florence, colorado. it is a very prison, considered one of the most secure in the country, nicknamed sometimes alcatraz in the rockies and it already has some very high-profile prisoners there including zac riceas musaui.
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ramsey yousef, the mastermind between 1993 world trade center bombing and umar mutalab, the so-called underwear bomber." the official talked to me on condition of anonymity. but it is expected the white house will send it to congress as early as thursday. anthony yes? >> jamie mcintire reporting. a shift in tone from russia, prime minister medgedev said a bomb shall have brought down the plane over egypt last month. terrorism is a possible explanation for the crash. it is said there is strong suspicion a bomb blew it from
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the sky. in september, researchers said lowering blood pressure guidelines could save thousands of lives but they didn't give the exact numbers. now, the data is out and it is impressive. that's next. the global agency that fights against doping in sports says russia may have to be banned entirely from the next olympic games.
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athletic officials in russia are disputing a report that says the krmlin helped athletes cheat and the world anti-doping agency's investigation could lead to the country being suspended to next year's olympics. the story from geneva. >> reporter: in the swiss sunshine, a dark day for the sport of athletics. an independent commission set up by the world anti-doping agency to investigate claims of systemic doping in russia returned its verdict. >> our recommendation is that the russian federation be suspended. >> reporter: if it doesn't fix the problem, no russian athletes at the rio 2016 olympic games. >> this report says there is a deeply rooted problem.
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some of whom are coerced into financial programs programs. one accredited lab is accused of having destroys samples. richard pound said it goes beyond one sport, one country. >> it simply can't be only russia and only athletics. i mean we know there is a problem of doping from the positive tests but in lots of other sports and in lots of other countries. so we just wanted to make it clear that, you know, our mandate was pretty narrow. russia athletics. but there is no reason to believe it's only athletics, and there is no reason to believe it's online russia. >> the commission was only formed due to a documentary on german television a year ago. the allegations within that film have seen them overwhelmingly johned indicated. russian suppoporting authoritie
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have said at this endemic. >> this is to cast a shadow over all of russia sport. it's unacceptable. i can reassure you russian sport is one of the leaders in the world in fighting doping. >> the iaaf has begun to take action. >> i have asked the russian if he hadrations, the athletics federation to answer the allegations made in the pound report. i have asked my counsel to convene on friday this week. we will review what they have said. and then we will look at the next steps, which could include sanction. >> with questions about how widespread the problem really is, he faces leading at a time sport of athlet i could back into the line. >> we told you about new guidelines for blood pressure. at the said lowering it from 130 to 120 could save lives in people over 50. now, we are seeing the hard data that backs up the claims.
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the researchers studied more than 9,000 people. of the people with blood pressure levels that met the current recommendations, 210 died during the study, but among those who lowered their target blood pressure to 120, just 125 died. let's bring in dr. paul weldon, professor of epidemiology at tulane university and the lead investigator in the study. he joins us from orlando. good to have you with us. the bottom line. is that your study found significantly lower blood pressure in middle aged and older americans can lead to significantly longer lives. >> that's right, antonio. we studied a group of hypertensionives over the age at 50. they were at high risk of cardiovascular employedisease bg them down to the lower than country recommended blood pressure level, we reduced the vifk of cardio vascular complied kaksz by 25% and mortality by
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27%. so very, very impressive reductions. and in fact, the study was stopped early because the results were so impressive. >> were so impressive that people needed to know about them. >> right. >> to achieve those lower blood pressure, moert patients will need more medications. >> would mean more side effects. how big a concern is that? >> well, you are always bound between benefits and risks. we saw some possible risks although we don't really know exactly how much risk yet. it may just be short-term changes. but i would say here the medications we are using were standard maid indications that any practitioner would use. we were careful to use preferred drugs, if you will doses, very careful about our blood pressure measurements and actually, to get the difference we saw, which was a big difference in blood pressure, it was only one medication and difference. >> right. >> very, very achievable. >> it did seem that the
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negatives substantially were -- the position substantially outweighed the negatives when it came to those side effects. so what would you recommend people do now? >> obviously, i recommend have a discussion with your healthcare provider sot guidelines we are going to try to sort all of this out to and help the practice community. some patients are going to be very similar in their characteristics to those we studied in this study and some patients are going to be very differently and many patients are going to be in the middle. so that's where the art of practice comes in, trying to understand the data. how does it apply to my patient? and this what are the particular issues around my patient? so, that so, that's the discussion to have with your healthcare provider. >> could your findings have consequences for people younger than 50? >> certainly we didn't directly study that type of person but a young personats very high risk, i think many practitioners would
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say, yes. we might extend the application of those results to that sort of person. >> right. the added medications would not be a big burden for most people because most blood pressure medications are generics? >> yes. that's true. many are sport by insurance and, of course, we are only talking about one medication difference on average. >> doctor -- it's not a lot that you have to add to your daily medications? >> correct. >> and dr. whelton from tulane university in a very important study. it's good of you to clarify us? >> love to be with you. >> sea world said it will end its killer what i will shores in the current form. what the park has planned next for its orcas and what animal rights activists are saying. when you gafl fell, this became the second most expensive art work ever sold at action. the final price next.
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most popular attractions the company says it will stop killer whale shows at its san diego park by 2017 and replace them with a new type of orca experience. lisa bernard has more from san francisco. ♪ >> reporter: for decades, sea world's shamu killer what i will show made a huge splash with audiences. they were often sold out and brought in million dollars of dollars in revenue. pressure from animal rights activists and declining attendance at the san diego park forced the company to make a change. >> we are listening to our guests. we are evolving as a company. we are always changing. >> the decision comes days after california representative adam schiff said he would introduce legislation that would ban the breeding, wild capture and import and export of killer whales for public display. in 2014, law makeses makers introduced similar legislation. >> the long accepting practice
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for keeping orcas captive for muhamm human amuse must end. >> killer ways at sea world receive the highest level of care available. >> the love loss of continuing access to this diverse and thriving group of animals would have a devastating effect. >> the bill was tabled, but the issue was far from resolved. sea world planned a major expansion of its killer what i will tanks. despite protests, california regulators recently endorsed the plan but with restrictions including sea world's agree to go stop breeding orcas. the company says it will appeal that ruling. >> it is a bad press events for all using aquariums. no change foresee world's will be sufficient. >> sea world said it will focus on the killer whale's natural setting and behaviors and have a concervation message but it
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remains to be seen whether it will help bring more people back to sea world in san diego. lisa bernard, al jazeera, san francisco. >> volkswagon r0r89d plans to offer a good will package to owners involved involved in the emissions cheating scandal. customers would get a thousand dollars in vouchers and 3 years of roadside service. vw is working to fix the car's software which turns off pollution controls under normal conditions. >> anna painting of an out stretched nude woman sold for $170 million at cristics tonight, the second highest price paid for art at auction. the nude couche is the 10th work of art to sell for nine figures. the only to sell for more was pablo casa's sold at christies in 2013. thank you for joining us.
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