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getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target. caucus day in nevada and donald trump looking for third win this a row as rub yo try to break momentum. shut down the infamous detention center. no let up in the fighting and can a partial truce ever become real. >> i'm phil in los angeles a world ae way for west africa and yet a lot of people here are talking about ebola at the moment and find out why shortly.
welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> and i'm del walters and the gop caucusing there today. >> and donald trump say he is the frontrunner but it's very unpredictable and we are live in las vegas outside of what will be the gop caucus headquarters and good morning and what in particular explains the trump phenomenon in nevada? >> well, stephanie i think you hit on a very interesting point which is the unpredictability of the state and has a population of 3 million and expect 30-40,000gop caucus goers later today and that is not that much as percentage of republicans which means the state has been unpredictable in the past when it comes to polling, now having said that though donald trump has a comfortable double digit mark over cruz and rubio and what some supporters had to say
from monday night rally. >> he gives us what we need and financial stability and strong military and need to feel secure when we get on an airplane, when we go out to anything in las vegas or anywhere and think he will bring that to us. >> first time in my life i'm happy with the person who is running which is trump and he speaks our language, the average joe blow's language and will do what he says he is going to do not like a politician and promise you the world and give you nothing. >> something to add to the showmanship people in las vegas and nevada and don't forget reno and relying on the entertainment industry and tourism and expect a big businessman like trump with showmanship skills. >> marco rubio spent part of his child in nevada and does he think that will be an advantage for him? >> well stephanie you would think so but this is a very weird state. i mean nevada is a transient state with a lot of newcomers
and people coming to work in las vegas for a few years and move on, don't forget the financial crisis a few years ago meant a lot of people had to leave las vegas due to foreclosure so the fact somebody spent time in the state may not be as big a deal in nevada as other states and marco rubio will have events in the morning but not sticking around nevada later this evening during the caucuses. now, the other thing about nevada i mentioned is it's hard to put in a box and looking at the gop field here, here is a state heavily reliant on gambling, control, marijuana is likely to be passed, the legalization of marijuana in the next couple of years and so you have a lot of things that are not exactly mainstream conservative which going back to the trump phenomenon might appeal to a lot of conservative nevada people. >> what about ted cruz how is his support there? >> well, cruz has been very interesting in nevada, he has
gone after what i would call the clive and bundy vote and talked a lot of the federal land grants issue, the fact 80 percent of the state actually administered by the federal government because of the number and amount of public land in nevada and that has been a run that he has gone after the rural vote, if you leave las vegas very quickly this state becomes rural and that is what ted cruz has been going after is those supporters of cliven bundy and those who support state sovereignty. >> malaysia chan for us in las vegas thank you. on the subject of ted cruz he asked campaign communications director to resign and rick tyler putting up a video on social media falsely claiming that rubio said something derogatory about the bible and he deleted it and apologized and rubio said it's part of a pattern by the cruz campaign and ohio governor john kasic defending signing a bill to
block funds for planned parenthood in the state and during a campaign stop in virginia he insisted ohio will fund women's health programs and apologized for saying he first got elected with women who left their kitchens to campaign for him. he said the comments were not artfully made. for both sides the path to nomination comes down to delegates and this morning hillary clinton has gotten a small bump in her lead after a technical issue she got a delegate from the primary last night and won 5% and tops bernie 52-51 and does not include super dell egypts like members of congress who do not vote on primary results and clinton leads 451 to 19. there are 59 total delegates up for grabs in south carolina and four days left until that primary and most polls clinton has a substantial lead there roughly 20 percentage points and both camps are still campaigning hard especially for the african/american vote and sanders suggested last night
clinton may not be genuine about her commitment to that community. >> the people of the united states need to know the difference between hastily-adopted campaign rhetoric and the real record and the long-held ideas of the candidates. >> reporter: historically more than 50% of democratic voters in south carolina have been african/american. clinton got 76% of the black vote in last week's nevada primary. missouri senator says she is taking three weeks off from the senate because she is being treated for breast cancer and shared that news on social media saying her prognosis is good and expects to make a full recovery and she is a two term democrat. investigation underway in the netherlands in a deadly train accident and six people died when it hit a crane in the crossing in the northeastern part of the country and the train was thrown from the tracks on its side and officials say about a dozen people were on board at the time of the crash,
most of them were hurt. emergency workers are still searching the wreckage for anyone trapped. a small glimmer of hope in the international hope to end the blood shed in syria and government agreeing to a truce that was brokered by the u.s. and russia that pact is set to begin early saturday morning armed opposition groups who want to take part must confirm they will do so by friday, the pact does not include i.s.i.l., al-nusra front and other organizations that u.n. considers terrorists and unclear how the truce will be enforced. >> we recognize i'm sure all of you do as well that this is going to be difficult to implement and there are a lot of obstacles and sure to be some setbacks. later this morning secretary of state john kerry will go before the senate foreign relations committee and will under go questions about the truce and we are live from gaza in southern turkey and omar how significant is this news this
morning that the assad government has agreed to this truce? >> reporter: well, it is an important step, however, the syrian government said in a statement that the islamic state of iraq and the levante i.s.i.l. and el nusra are not included nor are rebel groups that are linked to those groups so you can see how wide they left it wide open in terms of who they are targeted and because there is no agreement between the u.s. and russia as to who composes or makes a terrorist organization or not, i think the list could be wide open and therefore the attacks will resume against those groups. >> and omar as you pointed out so many different factions involved in the fighting there, does this increase the possibility that the armed opposition groups we hear so much about are going to accept the deal before friday's deadline? >> that is the other big
question because we have been in touch for example with one of the biggest groups inside syria and they told us that they are waiting on their political leaders to meet and to decide on the fate of the truce or they will accept it or not. other groups like for example i.s.i.l. which is one of the most powerful groups clearly is not interested in any sort of a ceasefire or peace deal nor is el nusra front and could be some pressure on al-nusra front by using the influence or leverage of other conservative groups who have been on the front and their position could be clear perhaps in the next few days. >> omar in southern turkey, as always we thank you very much. this morning greece is starting to remove thousands of migrants from a long the border with macedonia. >> we are here asylum seeker and a place for asylum and let us go. >> reporter: these migrants most of them afghans are being
bussed to athens, many have been trapped there for days after macedonia tightnessed its border and stopped letting afghan refugees in, the international organization for migration says 100,000 migrants arrived in grooegs greece and italy since the start of the year. oil prices are starting the day above 33 a barrel, the highest they have been in weeks and today the saudi oil minister is in texas to address a huge energy industry conference in houston, it will be ali's first public appearance in the u.s. since opec decided two years ago to keep pumping oil despite the over supply and it has tanked oil prices and the head of the international agency said prices will double by 2020 in part because oil companies are cutting back on new exploration. looking at the weather, severe storms expected across the gulf states today and lions and tigers and bears oh, my, nicole. >> we had a set up for this
yesterday and this is video out there from the texas region and looking at high winds and dealing with that across the region and that was just the precursor to what we were going to see through today because that was the set up and so now today we will get into more of the serious weather as all of this moves along. but continuing through the course of the day definitely the severe weather will roll in. here is a look at the satellite map with that and we have more of the weather that developed through the southern tier across the country. continuing through today and into tomorrow we have a high risk area for anywhere from louisiana all the way to there we go all the way to the panhandle of florida is what we are looking at the moderate risk area. this is an elevated risk on the scale there is only one level higher that is a high risk so that means we are looking at some potential for tornados today, damaging winds and hail and some of those tornados could be strong. so we will watch that through today and then this shifts its
way through the course of the day tomorrow up the coastline so we have an enhanced risk not quite as high as today but a couple stormy days we are going to be dealing with. in the meantime all of that moisture that we are going to be looking at pretty widespread so it spreads up the coastline more today and we have a couple different things going on with all of this, first of all on the backside you get the colder air, we also have the higher winds across this region so through the south and outside of thunderstorms we are going to watch for some of those high winds and then as we get to the northern tier of this as this comes in it's cold enough that first some of this could be sleet or snow then the warmer air with the system transitions in and that transfer of thunderstorms then on the backside of all of this it transitions back to snow with some colder air, that is more for the great lakes and northeast but we will see that, it's just straight rain for the southern portion but some rain in the great lakes or the snow could be 6-8" going forward and that is the stuff that is really
heavy to shovel and high moisture content and we do have the areas of snow so definitely some problems with this system through today. >> okay nicole thank you. coming up, the murder spree in michigan. >> suspected gunman behind those shootings has his day in court by investigators are left wondering what led up to the rampage in the first place. toxic hazards sold by lumber liquidators that the c.d.c. says is worse than first reported.
likely call for transferring some of those detainees to the u.s. something congress has been balking at for years and likely to do so again and jamie is live for us at the pentagon and jamie what do we know about those plans so far? >> reporter: today is the deadline for the plan to be submitted to congress and looks like the pentagon will meet that and no surprises it will call for the closer of guantanamo and what president obama promised at the very beginning of his term, it will call for the continued transfer of many of the detainees to other countries right now there are just over 90 detainees but another 35 or so are expected to be transferred by this summer and that will leave about 60 left and of course the most controversial part of the plan will be to transfer those remaining 60 detainees who for one reason or another can't be tried in the courts or in the military commission system to some facility in the united states. now originally back late last
year the pentagon had identified the super max prison in florenc, california to put them and there was push back from the colorado authorities that now this plan will include an array of possible places to send the detainees 13 different prisons and some at military facilities and some private prisons and this will begin and is supposed to be a starting point for anything negotiations that has a law in place for transferring the detainees to the united states. >> as we and you have been pointing out this has been highly controversial from day one so how does the president convince congress this is something they want to go along with? >> well, it's going to be a really tough sell because members of congress have dug in against it and feel guantanamo needs to remain open particularly as the united states has a war against i.s.i.l. and syria and other
detainees may need to be brought there and they are making an economic argument because it's expensive to house them and estimated four million per prisoner there and laying out the economic argument it would be cheaper to house them this a super max facility in the united states rather than do upgrades that are needed at guantanamo and continue there and economic argument but right no there is no indication that the republicans who control both houses of congress are in any mood to lift those legal restrictions against the transfer of detainees to the united states. >> this one was of the president's campaign promises going to close gitmo, is it too little too late now? >> it certainly looks like the opportunity is slipping away. the president does have one other option, the sort of nuclear option which he is not talking about which is if it gets close to the end of his term and congress is not cooperating he could decide that the law prohibiting him from
transferring those detainees is unconstitutional and as commander in chief he has the authority to decide where detainees are housed and could unilaterally over the housing objections of congress transfer them at the end of his term as he leaves and would result in a constitutional crisis or supreme court case and could be after he left office and after guantanamo was closed and it's in his back pocket if he wants to exercise that. >> jamie live for us at the pentagon and thank you very much and stay with us because coming up, we will take a look into the plan with the former intelligence officer and in our next hour we are going to be talking with former guantanamo detainee. this morning the man accused of shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan is in jail facing murder charges and police trying to figure out a motive as the community remembers the six people killed and andy reports. >> are you jason brian dalton?
>> yes. >> reporter: it was the first we heard from an alleged mass shooter in kalamazoo, facing six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. >> is there anything you wish to tell the court at this time concerning your connections with the community? >> i would prefer just to remain silent. >> reporter: 45-year-old jason dalton spent seven minutes in court where a judge denied him bail, investigators still wondering what led to the rampage on saturday night in which eight people were gunned down ranging in age from 14-74. >> now we don't know why he did this yet. he has been nonemotional in the context that i'm aware of. >> reporter: prosecutors say dalton shot a woman in an apartment complex on saturday night but she survived and was able to give police a description of the gunman and his car. but before they could find him police say dalton randomly gunned down teenager tyler smith
and his dad who were checking out cars at an auto dealer and told local media that it shows dalton sneaking up behind the two before opening fire and on to a restaurant parking lot where police say dalton walked up the vehicles that four women ages 60-74 were sitting in and killed them all and critically hurt a 14-year-old girl with them. the husband of one of those victims, 62-year-old mary lou-nye talked about their loss. >> there is nothing i can do to change it so you know i will have to live with it and deal with it. >> reporter: in between the shootings police say dalton was still picking up fares and a uber driver and driving recklessly. >> driving in the lawn and speeding along and finally once he came to a stop i jumped out of the car and ran away, pretty scary ordeal especially to be so
closely involved with it but just happy i'm safe. >> reporter: about seven hours after the first shooting police pulled over dalton's car early on sunday morning and made a peaceful arrest and police told the judge on sunday that dalton admitted in police custody that he, quote, took people's lives. the victims we remembered in a catholic mass on monday and at mattawan high school where 17-year-old tyler smith was a student his classmates tried to make sense of it all. >> there is an underlying fear and feeling of fear and there is kids who don't want to go outside and really fearful because it was just so unexpected and there is no reasoning or logic and it was a random thing and this is next and in our town. >> reporter: he has no known criminal background and his neighbors describe him his wife and two children as quiet but friendly. andy with al jazeera. in georgia students and teachers may soon be able to carry guns on college campuses. the state house has passed a bill that would allow concealed
weapons at public authorities and athletics and student houses is exempt and it has not been approved in the state senate. a battle is brewing in flint, michigan how to fix the water crisis. >> thousands of pipes need to be replaced and dug up altogether but the governor doesn't agree with the numbers and john henry smith has the story. >> reporter: while the city of flint is no longer getting the water from the polluted flint river the major and governor agreed monday the next step for clean water for the city is replacing the lead pipes. >> people won't buy homes for feel comfortable in our restaurants until every lead service line is removed. >> get those out of the ground and move forward with lead pipe replacement. >> reporter: the agreement ends there when it comes to the process of removing those pipes and karen weaver had a research team from the university of
michigan flint laid out the scope of the problem. >> estimate of 8,000 homes and businesses in the city of flint being fed with lead pipes. >> our goal has been for all of them to be removed so i was glad to have somebody validate this information that we have been looking for. >> reporter: she wants $25 million from the state to pay for replacing those pipes but while mayor weaver was making her announcement michigan governor rick snyder was 65 miles away touring the state's new emergency operation headquarters and the governor said he is doing his own study. >> we have the infrastructure study going on to determine where the lead pipes are and focused on a process to identify the high risk ones. >> reporter: governor snyder has signed a no bid, half million dollar contract with a company called roe professional services for his study. state records show roe was involved in the city's switch to the contaminated flint river. it helped design the water treatment process but calls its
roll preferential. the governor meanwhile is keeping his focus on getting supplies to flint residents. >> working hard to make sure the residents of flint get water filters, cartridges and what they need. >> reporter: it's not enough. >> get these pipes fixed. that is all i can say try to get the pipes fixed and resolve this water problem. >> reporter: this morning governor snyder is facing another petition to recall him from office. the state board of canvassers approved the petition over the flint water crisis on monday. now the group behind that petition can get 790,000 signatures in the next 60 days the recall will go on the november ballot. another group is also trying to recall him over his handling of the state's school system. john back to the issue of the pipes is there any government money in the pipeline so to speak to fix them? >> right now governor snyder included the budget the 25
million request to replace the pipes and debbie stabenow and peters will have the money to replace the pipes but they are still waiting. a flooring company pushing back against the government report about the health risk posed by its products and luck bar liquidators say a c.d.c. over stating the risk of cancer in floors and c.d.c. say they were exposed to laminate flooring made in china with high levels of formaldhyde and four times the risk of cancer than previously thought and people are concerned. >> in a space that has a potential to make me very sick. >> i'm very concerned about the long-term cumulative effect. >> reporter: lumber liquidators stop selling the flooring that was made in china last year after a 60 minute investigation and in addition to cancer people
exposed to the flooring have increased risk of asthma and irritation of the eyes, nose and throat. when we come back getting a mortgage with 3% down. repeat in reckless lending or benefit for qualified borrowers and we break down the new program that is raising questions. also a plastic problem and hopes that attacks on plastic bags will reduce the waste piling up on indonesia's streets.
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>> saying i don't think requiring back doors with an encryption is going to be an effective way to increase security or is really the right thing to do. a big bank that says they will help new home buyers. but it is sparking fears of reckless lending again. >> bank of america's loan program only requires 3% down and no mortgage insurance and gets around the fha. the agency which usually back he is though those low down-payment loans. >> there are feelings against fha and didn't like to dial it back as much as they can, and this is an attempt to come up with an alternative.
something that is more affordable to home buyers. >> fha will sell loans to freddie mac. freddie mac and sally may has been offering similar loans but they require great credit and strict underwriting. >> usually there is terms involved from the self-help group. those are featuring that we never saw during the boom. >> the new loans is a fraction of the $1.36 billion made by fha. the bank said someone with a
$150,000 mortgage. new cost could be around $782. that's about $100 less than the same mortgage through fha. >> and the key being they have to have a high credit score. is this a trend that we expect other banks to follow. >> one analyst told us, not really unless you can fund these non-profit groups like self help. they would like to get away from the fha, but they need these groups to back these loans. >> thank you very much. >> the nh nfl will have to return $120 million it wrongly held from players. the nfl players association discovered the discrepancy and filed a grievance on the matter last month. several head coaches at the university of tennessee will address allegations of sexual
misconduct against six men. one of the allegations is 1996 sexual harassment complaint against peyton manning, at the time he was tennessee's quarterback. >> we were talking about the weather that comes it the gulf state will only bring with it snow and ice to other areas. >> meteorologist: half of the eastern portion of the country will have some sort of impact with this storm. you can see a couple of little bands with this. the developing area of low pressure already some of the rainmaking its way up the mid-atlanti mid-atlantic on the northern side there will be showers that develop as this develops. as we put this through motion
today watching severe sides. as this spreads northward there is enough cold air that especially this evening and overnight some places can see the winter mix. just enough warmth that it switches to all rain. the backside of the system where that cold front comes through and the air cools again then there is another snowy side. portions of new england could see the winter mix, the rain, and then the snow all within the next two to three days. it is a couple of days that we're going to be dealin dealing with this stem. we go to the wintery mix over to new england stays like new york. the backside of this into michigan, indiana especially close for lake michigan. that's six to eight inches. the very heavy snow. the stuff that is hard to shovel and the temperatures have gone down with all of this coming in. >> okay, nicole mitchell. thank you. >> there is a new warning over the effects of climate change.
a group of international scientists saying they have seen sea levels rising twice than it has in the past. and humans are to blame. sea levels have gained 755 inches due to climate warming. this century could see an increase between 20 to 50 inches. researchers say it is essential to cut emissions. otherwise the warm temperatures will continue or sea levels will continue to rise. in some areas people are already being forced from their homes because of global warming. >> many of our pacific island neighbors are at risk. their very existence as nation states are at risk. we're already seeing climate refugees evacuating from many of those islands. and the predictions that follow
from the impact of global warm something that we could see up to 200 million climate refugees by the middle of the century. these are significant numbers. in our region those impacts are already being felt. >> this is the fastest rise in sea levels in 3,000 years and we've done so many stories on this topic. >> by some measures indonesia is the second largest polluter in the world. now environmentalists are targeting one form of waste but not everyone is on the program. charging for plastic bags. >> researchers have found that nearly 10 million plastic bags are handed out for indonesian shoppers every day, and these plastic bags often find their ways to places like this. they're clogging up the waterways, they are polluting the seas, the parks, the forest. 182million pounds of plastic
waste every year. they are the second polluter behind china. the government now started a project in nine cities that people now have to pay for the plastic bags. 200 rupees, and that's one-tenth of a cent. >> i do not agree to this policy. i think they should give me a plastic bag every time i go shopping. >> that's why some stores are reluctant to fulfill such a policy. while retailers are still resisting the higher price for the plastic bag from one-tenth of a cent to one-fifth of a. it is clear that more needs to
be done to clean up this mess. environmentalists say a large awareness campaign is needed to clang people's minds about how to treat their own waste. >> researchers say littering across the globe has likely added 9 million tons of plastic to the world's oceans. >> when we come back, the heritage of hair. >> why hair texture is a touchy situation for dominicans. >> the documentary about the ebola outbreak that is generating oscar buzz. al aca
violence and drugs. they said that they were only following a court record and regret that this program was not made available to all students. in the future they will make sure that when all outside speakers are brought in, all students are included. african-america >> i'm dominican. i was born her and spent my first four years here. but i spent 28 years in the states, and i'm american, too. >> she isn'she is a woman who owns a hair salon. she does not straighten hair here. >> when i came here i was not
aloud entry to a restaurant. i said we're going to come in. he said you're not allowed to come in. i said, what, are you closed? he said, no, it's your hair. that was hurtful. >> like her shot the restaurant is located in the colonial zone, a 500-year-old world heritage site known as the first european settlement in the new world. >> my hair is considered infall, unprofessional, ugly, it's considered dirty. you're not allowed to wear your hair like this in several public and private institutions. that's one of the things we're trying to change. >> she may have a tough time convincing dominicans to go natural. a social psychologist teaching in the dominican republic, she studies race in latin america where she says almost nobody
claims to be black. >> when i say i'm black, i'm patted on the back as if i just said i have some type of illness or cancer or something like that. they try to comfort me and try to educate me that i'm not black. oh, no, no, no, no you're not, never, you never be black. your light skinned. you have straight hair. >> according to her research, dominicans separate themselves into six different racial groups defined by appearance, and, yes, hair. those groups, white, light indian, tan indian, mulatto, dark mulatto and black. in a country where income inequality is highest in the world, being as white as possible could mean the difference between getting a job or your family going hungry. >> here you have to have straight hair just to work. >> literally, if you have any resemblance that you might have
non-black member of your family way, way back in generations you're non-black. you're not white necessarily, but you are not black. that's the point. not to be black. >> this struggle with natural hair has its roots in haiti a proudly black nation on the western side of the island. haiti used to control the dominican republic. and dominicans are the only country in all of the americas who have liberated themselves from a black nation. they try to distance themselves away from blackness ever since. but not contreras. >> on this street he's the one who sends all the curlies to the shop. every time someone goes by in the car or walking by, if they
seem lost, he says, it's over there. >> everybody with natural hair i send them all to her, down there. >> i chose this space so when people come by and you see little girls staring and readi reading. >> this says i love my big afro. this will have a big basket. >> the movement is less about black lives mattering than in the united states because black blood flows in almost every person in the country. but it's the black culture that matters. >> a new federal study finds more women in the u.s. are getting mass tech tokes even though the rate of women without breast cancer who underwent preventive double mastectomies also doubled from 2013 after actress angelina jolie did just
that after learning she carried a gene linked to breast cancer. there is new hope to stop hiv in africa. thithe study of this vaginal ring cuts infection. and if women use the ring on a regular basis the number shoots up to 61%. >> there is less than a week to go before the oscars, and one of the films up for it is about the ebola crisis. >> there is still no cure. guinea, sierra leone and liberia were hit by what is described as an epidemic.
>> los angeles is a world away from that horror that we saw in 2013 and beyond. but there is a link between liberia and l.a. because ebola, or a film about it, is up for a top award ceremony and it could very well take an oscar in a few day's time. >> this is it, body team 12, the tale of the red cross workers who collected dead bodies as that outbreak took hold. it is up for best documentary short at sunday's awards. this is the side of the oscars without celebrities. this is real life--and death. as raw as it comes. >> every day i fear the worst that i would be next. that really played in my head during this production. i had a small glimmer for these teens day in and day out, the level of anxiety they were working under was enormous.
>> body team 12 was a nurse ostracized by her community because she went to help in a community where few others dared. there is help here, too. >> liberia underwent civil war. there wasn't much to fight for in library liberia, and to hear about these liberians who were fighting for their nation. >> for its makers it is essential that tales like these are shown. >> they are super hero. at a time when the whole world is afraid. if we hadn't captured this moment these people would not be remembered for the brave work they did. >> the epidemic is officially over but the question is how much longer would that have taken, and how many more victims could have died. >> what do we do to help liber
liberia? >> los angeles. >> we were talking two weeks ago there are so many people living in places likely beer i can't and sierra leone because of what they did during the crisis. not just surviving. >> yes, the fallout continues. stranded but taking a stand. afghan migrants refuse to give up an macedonia shoots its board crossing. >> and steph and i are back in two minutes of our world. we'll see you then. >> people take money. wicked people. >> you are creating a society that can be rotten to the core. >> anas risked his life
>> closing guantanamo bay within a few hours and pentagon putting out it's plan to move detainees to the u.s. and congress already saying no. >> nevada's caucus could be the tipping point for donald trump. >> the government agreeing to stop the fighting, but that deal comes with some exceptions. >> the power struggle in flint. the state and the city agreeing to fix the pipes, but neither
side actually taking action. >> welcome to your world this morning. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. in a few hours the president will be talking about that plan, closing the guantanamo bay detention center. >> it was his campaign promise, and now near the end of his presidency they'll call for the transfer some of the detainees to u.s. soil. the issue of what to do with the detainees has ban big debate with congress over the years and some lawmakers are speaking out before even hearing about the plan. >> you can put this down as another one of president obama's initiatives that is pretty much dead on arrival on capitol hill. here's a sample of some of the reaction that's come in even
before the plan was announced. this is from pat roberts, tim scott or cory gardner who said in a statement, quote, with ever growing threats abroad and increased efforts to combat isil we need a place to house these terrorists. this place is not in our communities nor back on the battlefield. you may notice the states that lawmakers are from, kansas, south carolina and colorado, those are all places the pentagon has suggested that would be appropriate places to transfer the 60 or so detainees that are on schedule to be transferred to the united states. that's the key controversial issue of this plan. the detainees should be transferred to the u.s. right now that is against the law. the law passed by congress. the bigger overarching question
is should guantanamo be closed at all? the president is not sending new detainees to guantanamo marco rubio said that if he's elected, he'll start sending prisoners there again. he doesn't want to close it. right now this is going up to the hill but it's not going anywhere else. >> there are 200 guards for 91 detainees. the president is clearly making a symbolic move saying he wants to close it. but you say the odds he can fulfill that pledge are questionable now. what are his other options? >> so the president is making an argument based on moral grounds and practical economic grounds. this will layout why it would be more economical for the united states to house prisoners in were maximum facilities in the united states rather than in
guantanamo. but, if he cannot come to an agreement with congress, and it certainly looks like the prospect of that are very slim he does have one other thing he could try. as commander in chief one could make a constitutional argument that the command center chief could decide where they should be housed. he could exercise that authority unilaterally, sending these detainees to the united states. that would cause an uproar, probably an constitutional fight that would go to the supreme court. but he could do that. leave office and leave it to the courts to sort out. and if they rule against him, it could be too late because guantanamo would be closed. >> and it could be another election issues. stay with us. in 15 minutes we'll speak with a former guantanamo detainee who has campaigned to close the prison down.
at 1:30 a.m. eastern we'll bring you president obama's statement on the plan live. there is a glimmer of hope in the international effort to end the bloodshed in syria. the syrian government has agreed to the truce brokered by the u.s. and russia. the pact is said to begin early saturday morning. opposition groups who want to take part must confirm by fly. it does not include al nusra front and other organizations that the u.s. call terrorists. >> we recognize, i'm sure all of you do, as well, this is going to be difficult to implement. we know that there are a lot of obstacles, and there are sure to be set backs. >> later this morning, secretary of state john kerry will go before the senate. he's expected to answer tough questions about to you to enforce the truce. >> going to nevada where the republican candidates are going to be caucusing today. donald trump is now looking for his third win in a row. senators ted cruz and marco
rubio will be locked in who will be his main challenger. melissa chan is outside of what soon will be the g.o.p. supporters. the caucuses have a history of being very unpredictable. what is the likelihood that donald trump will be either stopped or slowed? >> you make an excellent point about the unpredictabl unpredictability of the state. this is not a very populous state. 3million people live in nevada. any time you're doing polling in nevada there is a possibility that it will be inaccurate. having said that donald trump has double digits over ted cruz. >> he's just amazing. he's going to increase our business, change our immigrants, he's going to change everything for us. >> he's the most qualified
person. >> i would just say that donald trump is hard to put into a box politically, and in many ways that reflects the state itself. nevada is very heavily reliant in terms of its economy on tourism, gambling, alcohol that is consumed and marijuana is likely to be legalized. there is prostitution in starts of the state that is legal. you have that part of las vegas an in nevada. once you leave las vegas you find that many people are conservative. in many ways donald trump, a wealthy businessman with a lot of pizaz is liked in las vegas.
>> usually you would think that it will be an advantage, but in nevada, again, quite an unique state. a transient state where you have a lot of people moving to vegas to work for a few years. certainly a few years ago during the financial crisis and foreclosures you saw a lot of people leaving the state. now you have a new wave of resident. the fact that marco rubio spent some time in the state may not resonate strongly with a lot of nevadans used to seeing people coming and going. rubio is not even sticking around for the caucuses. he's going to get as many delegates as he's going to get. >> what about ted cruz. how strong is his support? >> well, we attended a ted cruz rally on monday afternoon. what is interesting when we talked to people there, they were really supporting him. one reason because they didn't like donald trump.
another thing here in nevada there is what i call the cliven bundy issue. people feel the federal government has too much control and that's something that ted cruz has really appealed to. >> melissa chan for us thank you. >> speaking of ted cruz, he has asked his communication direct for resign. they put up a video that falsely claimed that marco rubio said something derogatory about the bible. rubio said the i want is part of a pattern by the cruz campaign. ohio governor john kasich has spoke about hi----
>> the nomination all boils down to delegates and hillary clinton getting a small bump in her lead after a technical issue. clip on it got the final delegate count from nevada last night that she won the caucus by 5 percentage points. she tops bernie sanders by one. 52-51, but that does not include the superdelegates who don't vote based on primary results. clinton is leading in the superdelegate count 451-19. >> claire mccaskill won't be on capitol hill for the next three weeks. she'll be under treatment for breast cancer. she has since received an outpouring of support. mccaskill learned she has cancer through a mammogram and does expect a full recovery. >> the uber driver in kalamazoo, michigan, has been charged with murder. the judge denying him bail. dalton choosing not to speak during the proceedings.
investigators are trying to figure out a motive. six people died. two others were seriously hurt. >> no, we don't know why he did this yet. he has been non-emotional in the context of i'm aware glove police say dalton had no criminal record before the incident on saturday. uber confirming he passed a background check to join its driver fleet. no. jo students and teachers may soon be able to carry guns on college campuses there. it would allow concealed weapons at athletic universities, student housing would be exempt. the board of reagents opposing the law. >> while the city of flint is no longer getting its water from the polluted flint river,
plenty's mayor and michigan's governor agreed monday that the next step for clean water for the city is replacing lead pipes. >> people won't buy homes or feel comfortable in our restaurant services until every lead pipe is removed. >> but the agreement ends there when it comes to the process of removing those pipes. a research team from the university of michigan flint had laid out the scope of the problem. >> what our research supports is an estimate of 8,000 homes and businesses in the city of flint being fed with lead pipes. >> my goal has been for all of them to be removed. i was glad to have somebody validate this information that we've been looking for. >> she wants $25 million from the state to pay for replacing those pipes. but while mayor weaver was making her announcement, michigan governor rick snyder was 65-miles away touring the state's new emergency operation
headquarters and the governor said he's doing his own study. >> we'll determine where the lead pipes are and focus on a process to recognize the high-risk ones. >> he signed a no-bid, half million contract with row professional services. row was involved with the city switch to the contaminated flint river. it helped design the water treatment process but called its role peripheral. >> working hard to make sure that the residents of flint get water filters, cartridges, what they need. >> protesters say that's not enough. >> trying to get the resolve for this water problem. >> governor snyder is signin
facing another petition to remove him from office. if the group behind that petition can get 790,000 signatures in the next 60 days the recall will go on the november ballot. another group is also trying to recall him over the handling of the state school system. >> that's twin crisis but i want to get back to the lead pipe issue. how accurate does that figure appear to be? >> mayor weaver called the results the best math of where the lead pipes lay in flint. and said that the information where that came from incomplete records. another group, they did important work in flint and they say those experiences with knows records yielded an 80% error rate. >> there is a cold in front making its way through south texas this morning. it's packing heavy rains and thunderstorms. high winds reported all across the region. temperatures are going to be
relatively warm. >> that storm is going to bring severe weather to states along the gulf coast this morning. let's bring in nicole mitchell with more of what they can expect. >> that area north of corpus christi will receive a tornado warning. that's eminent danger. here's the look at the system. there is a snowy side on that. we'll have more on that in the next half hour. the initial band of rain going through the southeast. but this area developing through texas that will be more of our severe storm maker through the course of the day. and you can see heavy rain in all of this. it's that tailing band right now that has the potential to produce a tornado. as i said that warn something up. not just that. you can see this highlighted in red. that goes until 45 past the hour. all the areas in the lighter brown. those are high wind areas. even if you're not under a thunderstorm this is a very windy system even outside of the storm.
wind gusts 30 to 40 mph range and you can see areas highlighted in green especially in the appalachians and that area, heavy rain with this system. even if you're not getting the severe weather. the severe weather anywhere from louisiana into the florida panhandle, but tornadoes are likely today, and some of those could be strong. tomorrow, not as big of a risk. not as high of a risk but we'll still be seeing some of that weather tomorrow. in the meantime with all of this, that corridor with the strong storms will have temperatures in the 60s and 70s that will help fuel that. >> thank you very much. when we come back a proposal to close guantanamo bay facing backlash even before it's made public. >> we'll speak to a former detainee who has campaigned to have its prisons closed after a history of abuses. >> we'll look at options relocating those detainees in
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>> in just a few hours president obama is going to be announcing his plans to close the guantanamo bay prince. >> officials say it calls for transferring some of the prisoners there to u.s. soil. congress has been largely opposed to that controversial move. right now 91 detainees remain at the prison. ten more are in various stages in military hearings. 35 are waiting to be transferred. the rest, 46 of them have not been charged or tried. i want to bring in a man who is a former guantanamo bay
detainee. since his release he has spoken out about the abuse a as a detainee. thank you for your time. republican lawmakers are opposed to closing the prison. one statement issued by senators yesterday said, quote, we need a place to house these terrorists. that place is not in our communities nor back on the battlefield. many of the detainees have not been charged, but that is the narrative that americans are hearing this morning. how would you counter that? >> well, the designation of someone as a terrorist has to be done by transparent court of law where they've been judged to have committed crimes of terrorism. i've heard people say that they're war criminals, prisoners of war. the terminology is completely confused. obama, he has expressed several times that he wants to close that place, which is a notable thing, he as a constitutional lawyer could have said the one word that they are innocent in
the sight of the law. they have committed no crime. >> well not all men are innocent to be fair. some have been convicted. 46 of them are in some degree of legal limbo, but there have been some convictions although you do point out that hundreds of people who have been held at gitmo, yourself included, have been released, never charged and held for years. >> yes, the fact is that there were 780 prisoners. you have to take the large number and not the small number and use that as the rule. not the exception as the rule. even those who have been convicted, the handful, literally you can count on your hand, they would not be recognized anywhere else. not even on u.s. soil. the problems that the americans are having, they have a bunch of folks who say pro responsible for the 911 like the high value prisoners. but because they were tortured and cited on torture, the moment they're taken to u.s. soil their cases would be thrown out of
court and they know this. >> you're making the argument for the republicans not to close guantanamo bay because as you say some of them were tortured to get information, that that would not be admissible in federal court. therefore they should stay in gitmo. >> what they've done--what should happen if there are no charges against somebody after 14 years of integration by the world's most powerful law enforcement and security agencies really you have got to put this thing to an end. let's were, the taliban ministers, osama bin laden's bodyguards, drivers, all of them have been released. what you have left in guantanamo is a handful of people, the majority of a group who are not being released not because of any crime they have committed, but they can't find any country to send them back to because they're yemenis, russians or libyans, places that are volatile. but that's not their fault. that's not their crime. they're not held for that
reason. we're told that they're the world's most dangerous men, and the majority evidently are not, like myself. they should be freedom. the united states needs to find a way to get these people back to their homes to places that are close to their homes so they can start rebuild some of their broken lives. >> what do you think most americans do not understand about the facility at guantanamo bay? >> i think they don't understand that these people have not seen their relatives for 14 years. they don't understand that they don't get those basic rights that even the worst convicted killers and terrorists on u.s. soil would get. there is no newspapers, regular access to your family members, no regular phone calls, no regular communication even with another prisoner. long term solitary confinement, it's a travesty of justice, and they have not been charged even by the military commission process, which has the lowest standards of evidentiary
process. there is no other place in the world like guantanamo unless you want to equate yourself with some of the third world despotic countries that we say that this war on terror is against. that's the irony. >> thank you for your thoughts on this. appreciate your time. president obama will deliver a statement on the plan to close gitmo a 10:30 eastern, and we'll bring that to you live. >> several sites have been looked at including one of the most security prisons in the united states. jim hooley made a visit to the super max. >> you realize how remote this is. we're 100 miles south of denver in fremont county. it's really isolated with a few small towns and cities nery buy. in october officials came here to tour super max. they wanted to see if it would be a suitable home for lower
level guantanamo detainees. first, there is an isolated location. but super max offers some of the tightest security in the country. the 400 or so prisoners at super max spend 23 hours alone in their cells each day. they may go years without ever touching another human being. their cells are extremely small. just 87 square feet. that's a box about this size. the prison was built to house the worst of the worst. it's home to some of the most infamous prisoners including several convicted terrorist. the 9/11 attacker timothy mcveigh was here before he was executed for the oklahoma city bombing. the obama administration is considering moving the men who would come to the mainland to this sight. they have not been tried nor are they charged with any crime. denver's attorney represented
five of the men being held at gitmo. >> the question isn't where they're located. the question is are we going to charge people with crimes if we believe they've done something wrong. if they're convicted then they should be imprisoned. if they're not convicted they need to be released. >> but many in colorado feel differently. opposition to the relocation has been strong coming from different sides. more than 40 of the colorado county sheriffs have written an open letter to the president. they have been led by the local sheriff of fremont county. they wrote we believe it would be dangerously naive not to recognize that a civilian prison with an untold number of combatant inmates located in our state will provide a very tempting target for anyone wishing to free these detainees or anyone wishing to make a political statement. >> the sheriff's response is nothing but straight-up fear
mongering. >> no matter what site is selected the obama administration is going to phrase a major battle in congress. they've already said they will fight any possible relocation to super max with everything that they have. jim hooley. colorado. >> syria's warring side agree to a pause in the fighting. >> but that won't balance the sides completely. >> facing an unfriendly austin. u.s. executive meets with a man who drove the oil prices down and threatened to crash america's energy giant.
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to fix flint's water crisis. they found that 8,000 pipes need to be replaced. the mayor wants $25 million from the state for the fix. the government wants to conduct it's own study first. >> agreeing to a truce by u.s. and russia. the pact will begin early saturday morning. the opposition group agreeing that several other groups have yet to sign off. the pact does not include isil, the al nusra front and other organizations that the u.n. calls terrorists. that truce comes as the syrian army push it's closer into latakia. >> they have taken control of several villages in the northern countryside. u.k. based operation would allow them to take idlib province. omar, how significant is the news this morning that the assad government has agreed to this
truce? >> it is quite important, and significant. but also the government did layout a few conditions and exceptions. they excluded isil, the islamic state in iraq and the levant also the al nusra front, which is a syrian rebel group with links to al-qaeda. they said that any groups linked to those two groups they will be targeted. that gives the them groups they can attack. clearly president assad said the fight against isil will continue. >> even if the opposition there are so many different factions involved in the fighting, omar, does this fact that assad is accepting the truce increase the possibility that the opposition groups will get on board and
accept the deal before friday's deadline? >> i think even within the syrian opposition themselves, the degree of optimism is very minimal and very little. not everyone is talking in one voice, and certainly the syrian opposition, which is based in turkey and those who are based in saudi arabia, do not speak for those who are fighting on the ground in syria. some of the rebel groups will probably adhere to the truss of the cessation of hostilities. but other groups who are more powerful will not be joining in. >> do we have any other details of how the truce will be enacted and more importantly, enforced? >> well, first of all i spoke to one of the rebel groups. one of the most powerful in aleppo province. they say they're basically still talking to their political leaders to decide if they're going to accept the truce or in the fha terms of the details now.
i think the russians and americans are trying to work out an exchange perhaps ideas of who is a terrorist group and who is not. probablprobable submit it and declare it so they will not be targeted. you have the syrian government saying they'll accept what the russians are telling them to do in terms of the list. however, it's not clear how they will enforce it, and who is the party to determine which group did violate the truce or not. >> thank you, omar. >> this morning greece is star starting to move thousands of migrants from the macedonia border. migrants most of them afghans are being bussed to athens. many have been trapped for days after macedonia tightened it's borders and stop the letting refugees inside.
we have more on the tension that is creating evening among migrants. >> this is a camp heading towards the border. you have tents and then not far from here the facilities are on the outskirts or near petrol stations. there is a coffee shop that the migrants can go there, but the living conditions is the mood here. not only the afghans, behind me behind those buses the afghans are not allowed off the bus simply because authorities are afraid that they will walk towards the border, which is 20 kilometers from here. you have anxiety from the syrians and iraqis. they're on the move, they're on the go in a hurry, and they're worried that the borders will be closed for them. certainly a lot of anxiety among these people and also a lot of tension between the afghans and the other gloves especially the syrians and iraqis. some saying this is racist, why
have we been singled out? we're refugees, they're refugees. there is a war in their country. there is a war in our country. >> 100,000 migrants have arrived in greece and italy since the beginning of this year. >> new concerns over china and disputed islands in the south china sea. satellite images show radar facilities on some of the artificial islands. the move would improve beijing military power in the area. this morning oil is trading at its highest price in weeks around $33 a barrel. today much of the industry's big names are gathered in houston and they're talking about the low prices and the impact of u.s. producers. >> in texas alone there are 236 rigs still active down from 900 in late 2014 according to the
consulting company baker hughes. the state losing 60,000 oil and gas-related jobs between 2014 and 2015. more than 40 u.s. energy companies declaring bankruptcy since 2016. saudi arabia's oil minister will be speaking at that conference later today. he has become the public face of opec, which still insisted it is going to keep pumping even as prices continue to fall. as john hedron reports many analysts are skeptical that anybody can stop it without opec's help. >> the storm clouds over houston are a fitting backdrop for the global bane trust gathered here. the world's oil leaders agree on one point. there is no hope for a quick fix for the oil crisis. they predicted that prices will not return to the $80 a barrel price until 2018.
>> we're seeing they are moving the market. >> leading to 300,000 layoffs worldwide and panic in the industry. >> these are little companie companies--you're looking at the venezuelaen government at 180% inflation, and 6% contraction of the economy. you're looking at companies like cheveron that have never posted a loss posting losses. >> mexico's president said low prices have hit mexico's oil company hard. >> like the other oil companies of the world it has challenges driven by international low oil
prices and we have to overcome them through smart financial decisions. they will have to focus on cutting expenses and reaching greater efficiencies and prioritize investments. >> houston has lost 60,000 jobs since the prices began to crash. the best executives and leaders in oil-producing countries can hope for now is a long-term plan to return prices from $30 a barrel range to something near $100. something tha forecasters saying that the prices can even fall even further. >> events that showe forced prices to plunge show no sign of ending soon. >> we have cold winds, nicole. >> the strongest storms are in texas put about this will be
moving across the gulf course during the day. we'll see snow moving through minnesota. a little bit more pulling out of the rockies. there is more moisture associated with this as it continues to intensify with the gulf moisture. and as it intensifies the that cranks up the wind. the winds will be breezing. this is the next 24 hours. but, you can see a little corridor of snow on the backside. that does not capture all it will get. a little cross over into the northeast. breaking this down a little more closely through the day today. watch for that severe risk but you can also see a freezing milk on the sout south side. the northern tier of this as it pushes in, the temperatures are cold enough that it could be a wintery mix. and then it would switch to all rain with just enough warm air. i'm not going to say that it's going to be warm, but just warm enough to bring that rain in from the backside. things will get colder and the
snow will crank up. some parts of the northeast, for example, could see the mix, then rain and then a little snow on the tail end. in some places that snow is significant. for places including new york, into connecticut, that region today, that wintery mix before it switches to all rain. in the meantime between today and tomorrow some of the places with the snow variety and that cold air gets in sooner that could be six to eight inches. that is going to be the wet heavy snow because of the temperatures and moisture content. that's the stuff that could bring down power lines, trees, and it's heavy to shovel. people need to be aware if they have any heart issues. temperatures with this as we get into the day on wednesday you can see some of those drop more into the 30s as we get behind that system to support that snow. >> march is looking more like a lion. >> we'll just have to make it through february. >> thanks a lot, nicole. >> new worries in fiji in the
aftermath of a deadly cyclone. officials are worried that it could cause the zika virus to spread. there is stagnant water left by the storm and it could create outbreaks of zika and dengue fever. >> toxic flooring. >> and making mortgages affordable. new options for cash-strapped home buyers but leads to fears of risky lending.
>> as we have been reporting the syrian government agreeing to that truce brokered by the u.s. and russia. that p it, but several others a. it does not include al nusra front, isil and other u.n.-recognized terrorists. josh, thanks for being with us this morning. how optimistic are you that this truce is going to hold? >> well, there are going to be pockets of truce in big s.w.a.t.s of rebel syria, around idlib, al nusra is very present. that means the regime will be under no obligation to stop moving in those areas. around aleppo up near the
turkish border there may an truce that will hold because there is tremendous pressure on russia and on syria to let in humanitarian aid and to move forward with some kind of truce. >> when you say regime we're assuming that assad goes nowhere? >> well, he's going to be moving on a number of fronts. the trouble is al nusra, the al-qaeda front, is one of the most powerful militias in syria. there are over a thousand rebel militias. many of them work hand in glove with al-qaeda. so to ask those militias not to pick up their guns and shoot when the syrians come over the trenches and start to get their colleagues, the al-qaeda colleagues is going to be very difficult situation because if syria continues move forward on those fronds because al-qaeda is there, the others are going
to have a hard time putting down their guns because it would be like betraying their brothers. this is how the united states, russia and syria and the u.n. negotiate who gets to shoot. who has to put down their guns and how do you monitor this. >> is he assad buying time? >> he's trying to comply with european and american pressure, right? recently we've seen the turks, the saudis all saying we're going to jump into the war. they're trying to push america into the war. america saying we don't want to get into the war, but the americans have to deliver on something. it's telling it's allies, look, we can't get into the war but let's work on the truce. it will give the allies, the rebel groups more time to catch their breath and we have seep turkish border that is still
open with the rebel front. there have been trucks coming across that border. troops coming across, rebel crops in turkey but are coming back to reinforce. this is good for the rebels. it's good for turkey and saudi arabia. america is trying to broker it. because it does not want to jump in. that's the that's the situation that we're in for syria. it's a very complicated front. >> explained why this would not be seen as a victory for russia, for moscow. >> well, each side is going to try to make it a victory. the rebels involved in the cease-fire will try to rebuild their forces and get more supplies from saudi arabia and turkey. assad is going to say, okay, we'll get a cease-fire on fronds a, bac and we'll move our men and must toll the other fronts and start taking on al nusra and moving in to latakia and
everyone is going to take advantage of this cease-fire in order to maximize their own gains. assad has been on a roll recently. >> i got to ask you this before you go. all this began in march of 2011 as a peaceful protest against the assad government. is it too late to put the genie back in the bottle when it comes to assad regime, or will we always see a syria that is bitterly divided among warring factions? >> this start of the mass movement wanting reform and change. most of the moderates have been driven out of syria or are dee deeply underground. the extremists on both sides are come out. the russians are determine to make assad the victor in this. the west does not believe for one minute that assad can retake syria. they believe it's going to be a
boiling caldron and quagmire for years to come. we don't know if this could bring stability to syria. they claim that men refugees will come home. you just need to ends the civil war and this stalemate that america and the others have gotten into is causing the refugee outflow. we don't know whether russia and assad have the ump.to do it. we don't know if they'll be satisfied or if it will remain a boiling calderon. it's hard to imagine to see that it iraq will be happy. syria will be happy. >> joshua landis, thank you for being with us today. >> a pleasure. >> a riding tide in the world's motion. >> water is rising at the fastest rate in 2,000 years.
>> the nfl will have to pay millions of dollars that it wrongly withheld from players in arbitrating finding. the nfl player association found the discrepancy during the legal finances. they filed a grievance on the matter last month. >> a flooring company, lumber liquidators say that the report overstates the risk of cancer in
some of its floors. the cdc that people were expos ed to laminate flooring made in china made with high levels of formaldehyde. many customers are worried. >> living in a space that has the attention to make me very sick an i'm very concerned about the long-term cumulative intellect lumber liquidators stopped selling laminate flooring made in china last year after the investigation. s cdc said people exposed to the flooring are exposed to increased risks of asthma, irritation of the ice, nose and throat. there is hope for home buyers who don't have enough money for the down payment. >> but it is sparking fears for reckless lending an. >> bank of america's loan program only requires 3% down and no mortgage insurance.
it also gets around the federal housing administration or fha. the agency which usually backs those lowdown payment loans. they have penalized big banks including bank of america in recent years for making errors on loans. >> this i am parts feelings on the big banks and fha and didn't like to dial it back as much as they can. and this is an attempt to come up with an alternative. an alternative that is more far affordable to borrowers. >> they'll sell the mortgaged to a non-profit loan fund called self help that is then sold to freddie mac. freddie mac and sally may have been offering similar home loans, but they have been little used because they require high credit score and strict underwriting. >> you still have to verify assets. you still have to verify your income. and importantly there is
counseling involved by the self help group in terms of getting the mortgage and if you run into problems. those are features that we never really saw during the subprime boom. >> for now they plan to issue no more than $500 million of these new loans. that's a fraction of the $1.36 billion in fha loans made by bank of america last year. one analyst we spoke with said the only way you'll see more of these loans is if non-profit groups like self help are funded. the majority of the loans you'll see are coming through fha-backed loans. >> what kind of savings are we talking about. >> well, the bank is saying if you have a $150,000 mortgage, that you'll be paying about $100 less per month. >> wow. >> the key is high credit score. >> yes, exactly. >> thank you very much. sea levels are rising at their fastest rate in nearly
3,000 years. scientists are blaming manmade global warming. last century sea levels increased 5.5 inches mostly due to that issue. it's dangerous for the low-lying islands and things are predicted only to get worse. the study warns that waters could increase between 20 and 50 inches this century. it is essential to cut carbon emissions otherwise the climate will continue to melt the gracious and water levels will keep rising. we sa >> protests are planned at 40 apple stores. demonstrators plan to show their support of apple in its fight with the fbi.
most americans disagree with those protesters. they believe that apple should help to unlock that phone used by the san bernardino shooters. bill gates said this is a particular case where apple should help. >> you shouldn't call the access some special thing. it's no different than should ever been able to tell the phone company to get information. bank records, should anybody be able to get bank records? >> gates said that this does not mean that the fbi will manuelcally have access to all data. mark zuckerberg is taking the opposite stance and said, i don't think requiring back doors with encryption is either going to be an effective way to increase security or is really the right thing to do. >> what is fascinating about this, and a lot of people are split on it the fact that this is a phone that belonged to the company. it didn't belong to the san bernardino shooter, and also some of those customers--some of
those people inside that center that died might have been iphone users as well. which consumers is apple protecting? >> it's an emotionally charged case that the fbi has chose on it pursue in this way, but they're saying this is specific to this one specific phone. apple is saying you can't release the technology for one phone and not affect all users. there are business interests, emotional interests obviously for the victims of the san bernardino shooters. >> and generational divide. a lot of older americans don't keep as much information on the phones where young people have everything, health records, phone logs, all of their databases. that's an fascinating story. >> it is. that is it here in new york. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. we'll have the fault results of the republican caus caucuses in testify. >> and president obama will make a statement about the closing of guantanamo bay.
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