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deadly storms across the east. thousands wake up without power after tornado and high winds tore through several states bernie sanders stumps in oklahoma, even though the next democratic contest is in south carolina. common ground in north korea, u.s. and china with tough anxiousing and digital stoodios in hollywood ramp up cyber security millions are waking up to damage from deadly tornados, at
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least 16 reported along the east coast. the impact is felt across hundreds of miles and more than a dozen states. welcome to "your world this morning." >> i'm del walters. death and destruction on tuesday. >> the winter storm that slammed the south brought its rage to the north and the east overnight. in virginia, four people died, the result of tornados. >> the car lifted about three feet off the ground. it dropped down. >> virginia's government declared a state of emergency. took a direct hit. two adults and a toddler were among those killed. >> around 4 dozen tornados wreaked having since tuesday. from louisiana, where a water scout skirted the airscout to a twister that destroyed an r scr.
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park. >> there are family members calling in that have not made contact with loved ones, and they know were in the area. >> then to the florida panhandling where an ef3 tornado hit. winds from strong enough in new york city to overturn a tractor trailer on the busy george washington bridge. in the midwest there were white-out blizzard conditions. in indiana fire-fighters had to come to the rescue. >> we found 30 cars stuck in the snow with people in them. >> i have been stuck here for about 2 hours. >> hundreds of thousands lost power, half in new york and new jersey and we are not out of the woods yet. nicole mitchell, we were talking - this is early for tornados season. >> yes, when we look at that tornado country period, it's april and may.
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it's not that unusual to get stuff through the gulf coast in the winter, to get it up through the midatlasentic normally you -- mid-atlantic, normally you don't have the temperatures to report it. it was most just tornado reports, over a dozen. when they sort through and pick out what is tornadic. look at the oranges. they are wind reports. over 300 reports of wind damage as all of this went through. and some of that storminess - the core of the storm on the coastline. there's rain behind this and snow. this morning, especially in sergio massa, i see -- massachusetts. there's a lot of reports coming in. not only might the alarm clock not have gone off. but you may have problems on the roads as everything is cleaned up. this is where we are at now. still on the backside of this.
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this was a front associated with the weather. behind that we are getting in the area where we'll get the colder air in, they have transitioned to snow. we can see some of the know in michigan or ohio. the problem is a lot of this is lighter, 2-3 inches, combineded with yesterday, they have gone over a food. some goes down into the appalations. because of the wind associated with the system, it's blowing around. we have the weather advisories up because you have the ground problem. as you get eastward there's a flooding concern. a lot of this clears out today. maybe a little towards the great lakes tomorrow. the in my submission thing about all of this, once we clear there there's days of dry weather. >> that was a relief. that was a wallop yesterday. thank you the next primary, the democratic primary takes place in south carolina in two days. hillary clinton is holding a town hall in king street west of
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myrtle beach. she spent part of the wednesday talking about protecting voting rights. >> bernie sanders is in ohio, and in oklahoma as he looks ahead to super-tuesday. robert ray is live in columbia south carolina. bernie sanders catching heat. some saying that he... >> indeed, some people say that, but the reality is that hillary clinton in 2008 good 5% of the vote here. i'm not sure that he's abandoning it, but taking his fight to other states. let's listen to what he had to say about that. >> we have waged a very, very vigorous campaign and picked up a lot of support, and we have closed the gap very, very significantly. but this was going to be a difficult day for us. we are not writing off south carolina. >> and, dell, bernie has
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90 million in the treasure chest to keep the fight going. he's in it for the long hall and is the only contender against hillary clinton, and london is in south carolina stumping. >> she is in south carolina, where she has a huge lead. is there a sense that she's not taking anything for granted this time? >> i think there is. though see seems to be playing a pretty tight ground game wherever she goes these days. she's having close-knit town halls with a lot of african-american voters. the south is a popular place for politicians, especially on the democratic side, to get the vote. probably no more than in the past, if you look back to 2008. >> set the stage, how is the battle shaping up for hillary clinton and bernie sanders? >> there's a lot on the line.
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11 states, it's huge. what sooump tuesday says this time is it will pick the nominee and the republicans. usually we know who will be the nominee. this is an odd election season. 22% will be elected on super-tuesday nationwide, 11 states. that's a lot of people. >> as you can see in south carolina, it's windy, cold and indicative. the clientele that has been rolling through here in the past two weeks. robert ray for us in south carolina and hillary clinton going into saturday's primary in the south. the senator says he'll be backing hillary clinton. the senate majority leader is the highest ranking democrat, coming after the win in the caucuses. republicans face off in a
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debate in houston, donald trump is taking heat. >> you can't just say, the way some in the race said, you probably know what i'm talking about in a moment - you can't just say when i get there i'll hire the smartest people and they'll tell me what to do. there's a reason why we have civilian controlling the military in the country, okay. there's a reason why the smartest people are already there, telling the president what we should do. he's ignoring it. you deserve to know what the next commander-in-chief will do. >> reporter: marco rubio told a rally na trump doesn't have enough experience in foreign policy. ted cruz picked up an endorsement in his own state. greg abbott is the highest ranking official. the two worked together for more than a decade there's a move to crack down harder on north korea's nuclear ambition, planning to implement
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a resolution. it is punishment for the latest rocket launch by the north. al jazeera is in seoul. >> reporter: documents at the u.n. have been working on the draft resolution since the beginning of january. in the meantime, of course, there has been a rocket launch at the beginning of february, and this is designed as punishment for both of those event. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry said that these measures will go beyond anything done before. in terms of sanctions against north korea, what they will be has not been officially confirmed. there is reporting coming out of the semiofficial newsagency suggesting that certain institutions inside north korea will be blacklisted, the ministry for atomic energy industry. nada and the aerospace organization in charge. rocket launch that put a satellite into space.
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china is on board for much of those specific measures. the question is how effective they can be. if you remember in 2013, there was a round of sanctions after a nuclear test. specifying the freezing of transactions. but three years later we saw what happened. north korea is adept at getting around sanctions. china doesn't want to see north korea collapse. there are questions about the level of enforcement on the chinese north korean border. north korea may carry on with what is a high priority argument that for it, which is to pursue and develop the nuclear programme. >> that is harry fawcett reporting over the past 10 years north korea conducting four nuclear tests and launching six missiles, all in favour of security council resolutions investors are keeping an eye on shanghai. shares fell, wiping out gains.
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speculation that beijing could be forced to devalue currency. chinese officials insist they will not do that. it comes after a summit in shanghai. scott heidler reports from beijing. >> reporter: the stock markets in china seeing a 6.4% slump. this is bad news in a year that started off on a bad foot. that is 23% off from what it was at the ends of 2015. 2015 was not a good year for the market. seeing half of the value in those markets. another slide again on thursday. now, what is going to happen moving forward. it's interesting. within just nine days the most important dates on the political calendar, the national people's congress. fiscal policies will be on the agenda. g20 finance officials. fiscal policies will be brought
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up at the meeting. >> why this is a big and important topic for the government in china, there is so many individual investors, savings, put into the market. 80% are made up of investors, representing 80 million people. it's a big social issue in china. >> some badly needed humanitarian aid has gone missing in syria. u.n. ensay stefan de-mistura trying to work out what happens. aid trucks have been blocked from reaching civilians because the area is controlled by i.s.i.l. it all has disappeared raising questions over how the u.n. plans to meet those in need battles continue on the ground two days before the truce. the army saying it recaptured a city. they were supported by russian
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air strikers. al jazeera reports the victory is key to retaking aleppo. >> that is the town which lies to the south of aleppo. what is significant about the town is it's linked between aleppo down south to damascus, and south-west towards hama. both strongholds from the regime. the town had been taken over by i.s.i.l. fighters less than a week ago. now it appears the regime has retaken it. the main route is not fully secured. part of that is under the control of rebel groups, and the other parts have remnants of i.s.i.l. fighters, based on information we are getting from inside syria. it shows how quickly territory changes hands in this war. like we have said. the skies are controlled by the regime and allies in the russian
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air force. on the ground. in terms of maintaining positions and holding them, that has proven difficult for all sides involved in the civil war, that is why the territories switch hands so often. >> and that is jamal reporting the fight against i.s.i.l. specifically excluded from that truce said to take effect saturday morning i.s.i.l. has been using a flashy social media campaign to step up recruiting. obama is trying to fight back, reaching out to those that know something about sending a message - hollywood. rosalind jordan reports. >> go get them. >> i'm going for missile. >> reporter: top gun, not just one of the biggest movies of the 19le 0s. >> movie reel: perfect firing position. >> reporter: it's an example of a successful collaboration between hollywood and the u.s. military. now the u.s. government is
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looking to the entertainment world for advice on how to defeat i.s.i.l. the group uses social media to recruit young would-bip fighters. secretary of state john kerry sat with movie executives with advice on how to challenge i.s.i.l.'s messaging. >> in silicon valley, i.s.i.l., who are experts in conveying messages, whether through film or entertainment are worthwhile to listen to. we should seek our advice on thou do the job better. >> reporter: at the justice department on wednesday a meeting to figure out how to undermine i.s.i.l.'s message. in the past this has been controversial. >> four more tactical nuclear weapons. >> the bombs will go off today. >> what do you want from me. >> the truth. >> critics hate the
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glorification of torture and shows such as "24". >> we need immediate assistance. we are overrun. >> reporter: it's safe to assume the white house didn't work with the studio that made a movie about the 2012 attack on the u.s. compound in benghazi libya. experts say the u.s. government's outreach is understandable. but... >> it's a little weird to go in a meeting with a bunch mostly older male studio executives to talk to them about how to stop young muslims being radicalized. >> movie reel: can i be honest with you, i'm bad new, i'm not your friend, i'm not going to help you. i'm going to break you. any questions? >> reporter: a fictional word of warning that companies and officials might want to heed the president of south
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africa this morning condemning violence breaking out across several college campuses. a university in south africa closing after protests erupted on the campus. several buildings burnt. private security guards tried to break up the crowds. violence breaking out on a number of campuses, students demanding commission and house, they want to eliminate what they say are its that represent south africa's past. >> apples efforts to defend its position not to help the federal bureau of investigation. >> and a surprising republican name that may be on the president's list for the supreme court.
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new developments in apple's battle with the fbi over uncrypting the iphone. >> the company is working on a version that go before it has to respond to a judge's order, apple is reportedly taking steps to secure its products. "the washington post" said the engineers are working on enhancements that would make the phones unhackable without the owner's help. it would only work on new iphones and require a password. that would create a barrier. >> safety for kids and family is important. the protection of people's data is important. >> reporter: this is happening as apple fights a court order to unlock the phone belonging to
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one of the san bernardino's attackers. cook explained his reasoning. >> the only way we know is to write software, that we view as an equivalent to cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never writ it. >> reporter: the government insists this would never apply to other phones. cap insists this is not the case. the issue taking center stage with supporter either side of the debate. loretta lynch is unching apple to comply. >> judges have said the parties must assist if it's within their power to do so apple has until friday to file a response, saying it offered significant advice to the fbi about how to get into the phone, but will not go as far as cracking it. >> apple is expected to ask the courts to kick it to congress.
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>> local governments are saying they don't want to use the ifob. -- iphone. >> apple's refusal has been cited, failing to help the f.b.i. this is a small amount of phones. it's a symbolic move. if buyers died to go that route. >> or others in general thank you ornal loretta lynch says the -- personal loretta lynch says the president will need congressional approval to move forward and gas guantanamo, she supports it and says it's a challenge and a goal rather than an effort to circumvent the law house republicans are stepping up a response to the president adds plan, speaker paul ryan says he'll take the
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disagrees to court if they try to close gitmo. >> the president should rule out taking unilateral action to transfer detainees to our shores, and asking military world to knowingly break the law. he should rule it out and give the country that reassurance. >> there are reports saying the country already entered into a contract. >> reporter: the president is reportedly considering a republican to fill judge antonin callia's seat. >> the former federal judge said he has not been contacted. the g.o.p. nominee could be tricky, preventing any nomination from going board. -- forward. republicans drew a line in the sands over replacing justice
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scalia. >> members of the senate committee unanimously agreed. we wrote a letter to senator mcconnell saying we are of the few that there should not be a hearing for anyone that the president nominates. >> president obama responded wednesday morning. >> i recognise the politics are hard for them because the easier thing to do is to give in to the most extreme voices within their party. and stand back and do nothing. but that is not our job. our job is to fulfil our constitutional moves. republicans say any decision should wait until after the 2016 presidential election. >> we are comfortable letting the american people speak on this issue. the american people will choose a president in november, and they'll get a choice between a
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president that is likely to appoint someone in the tradition of scalia, or a president more likely to appoint the type of nominees that we have seen from president obama. >> reporter: but the president dismissed g.o.p. suggestions that he is a lame duck in his last year in office saying politicians become lame ducks after the election that is nine months away. >> these are republicans that say they believe in reading the text of the constitution, and focussing on the intent of the constitution. none of the founding fathers thought that, you know, when it comes to the president carrying out his duties, he should do it for three years, and on the last year stop doing it. >> senate democrats are backing up the commander-in-chief and say republicans will regret shutting the vetting process. >> senate republicans are giving a middle finger to the american people and this president.
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that is why we are confident that this is going to go very badly for mitch mcconnell and his republican conference. >> reporter: meanwhile the white house says president obama is reviewing candidates and will pick the best person for the job, politics aside. >> when the president gets here, and i'm confident he will, where he's interviewing nominees, potential nominees in a conversation. i'm confident he is not going to ask them which party primary they vote in. >> white house officials say the president is not rushing his decision, which will be announce pd, they say, some -- announced they say some time in the coming weeks. a trial date has been set for some of the people that took over the oregon wild park facility. ammon bundy and others came before a judge. the judge refused to allow them
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speak, but reminded everyone that they were innocent until proven guilty. one of the defendants said you are the federal government, you will do what they want. >> members of the republican party debate - can they stop trump and food to rebuild troubled neighbourhoods.
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>> the hardest-hit area was a town in virginia. it's a much different story on the west coast with an unusual warmup.
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>> the republican party seems to be at a crossroads. it can throw its support behind trump or find another candidate. pressure is on john kasich to step out. he was one of two so-called establishment candidates. marco rubio is the other. your magazine coming out against donald trump last month making the case that the gop had to do something to stop him. now he seems to be rolling toward the nomination, is it too late? >> i think one of the most striking things following the nevada caucuses was rather than
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seeing marco rubio, ted cruz and lambasting donald trump for his victory, making the case against him. they just tried to rip off each other. i don't think this is about the r.n.c. anymore. ted cruz and marco rubio have to take up the mantel of squaring off against donald trump. cruz has done that a little bit, marco rubio has remained decidedly mum. if he's going to push the narrative that it's a two-man race, he has to level attacks against trump. in the debates, you might see that happen for the first time. frankly, i think we have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in donald trump's
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tactic. >> what do you mean? >> i think he's not nearly as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn't been paying the kind of taxes we expect him to pay or hasn't been giving money total vets or to the disabled like he's been telling us he's been doing. >> is mitt romney right and is he the gop hitman? >> i think what romney said is very telling for two different reasons. one is that he kind of knows at this point that his support is going to be most useful not in endorsing a candidate like marco rubio outright but in attacking trump. he knows he can't count on the current field to do that for him. you're seeing a carbon copy of what we saw in 2012 of harry reid demanding the same thing. it was a poignant narrative. it was romney hiding his wealth.
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romney knows the negative effects of that, if he can level that against donald trump, he can take up the man tell when marco rubio is the one who is supposed to be doing it. >> are you and the rest of the republican party ignoring reality. the campaign said it wanted to be more than a party of angry white men. now the angry white men have said they are the party, they are against muslims, gays, blacks and his uponnics, so do you have it wrong? are the republicans i guess just a party of bigots? >> first of all, i am a reporter, i'm not an editorialist so i don't speak on behalf of the fact that this is my party or anyone else's party. yeah, any remnant of reagan conservatism, ice hard to see that especially when you see donald trump coming to nevada
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with roaring crowds and who's going to build the wall, mexico. you haven't seen this much enthusiasm, said a call, since a man walking on the moon. it's unprecedented. >> if the ultimate goal of politics is to win, why is there this open revolt against donald trump. he is winning and does offer the party the best chance of winning the white house, at least according to the polls. >> listen dell, i think if i knew, i'd be making a lot of money from the r.n.c. right now. it's a great question and a very obvious one. at the end of the day donald trump has effectively created a caricature as a bully and people have woered in front of that. they are terrified of trump pulling out and running as an independent and saying he was treated unfairly by the party and ripping up that so called pledge that he signed last fall. if the candidates and other officials don't stand up and say we're willing to hedge our bets for the sake of the greats of
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our party, who knows what's going to happen. >> based on what you're hearing. if donald trump does get the nomination, will we see republican money, the koch brothers and others openly campaigning against trump? >> i don't think so. i think that you're going to have quite a few people such as the editorialists at the magazine i work for saying i will not support donald trump no matter what. the prospect of a clinton or sanders presidency for a lot of these people are far worse than what they think a trump presidency will be. this is not about who the president is, who the man in the white house is. there's an incredibly new speaker of the house in paul ryan waxing about his new conservative agenda. you have congressman saying at the end of the day, it might not be the worst thing if donald trump is the president, he has
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no policy prescriptions of his own, perhaps ryan and the others on the hill can mold him into the cann they want him to be, further pitting themselves into states of denial but that's the reasoning i'm hearing right now why this might not be the end of the world for the party. >> thank you very much for being with us. >> my pleasure. thanks. >> moving over to the democratic side, two days until the south carolina democratic primary and a majority of african-americans say they support hillary clinton. bernie sanders is banking on a generational divide, hoping younger voters will embrace his message. >> it's he says to miss, this tiny part of south carolina. it represents a voting block in a state that could play an outsized role in presidential politics. in the last 30 years, no one has
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won this primary without black support. >> this is like the main road in our community. >> mary hilton and four generations of her long family grew up in little africa. it was founded in by slaves. >> this is my cousin's house, cousin's house, my aunt's house. my uncle's house, my mom's house and my uncle's house. >> all in the same block. >> all on the same block, so everyone in little africa in the community is like related. >> communities like little africa are critical to democratic candidates and mary knows it. she raised three daughters on her own. each girl became their senior class homecoming queen. >> on their 18th birthday, the only thing they got was they registered to vote. i would take them to the highway department and register them to vote. >> why?
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>> i just knew that that's what people had fought for them to do is to have the right to vote and it was their obligation to vote, to make sure that things were done the right way. >> the right thing. hillary clinton and bernie sanders both promise that's what they want to do for south carolina's black voters, especially women. in 2012, as a group, black women voted at a higher rate than any other slice of the american population. >> i have to vote for hillary clinton. hillary has basically went with barack obama, president barack obama through all the ups and downs that he's gone through. she was right there by his side when he found osama bin laden. >> mary's younger cousin, sandra smith is not sure hillary is the one. >> bernie is saying things especially to my generation like with the black lives matter movement, that's very important to me.
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>> what's not clear is if the generational divide that has worked in sandra's favor and stays with mostly white favors stays here. >> bernie is an old white man from the north. >> yes, he is. >> can he support a millennial woman of color from the south. >> yes, he can. to me, he's an even better candidate than hillary. i think bernie is speaking to me more. >> she also holds mrs. clinton partially responsible for bill clinton's crime legislation in the 90s, creating a surge for black men in prison. it's all about education and the economy. she knows what it was like to struggle to keep her daughters in the house in the 1980's. >> i remember receiving a notice that the mortgage was going up $10 a month. i was stressed out so much that
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i was going to have to come up with 10 extra dollars. >> she did it and today, the homecoming queens are now a teacher, an accountant and a doctor. >> as a child, i was the face of poverty and i'm also a reflection and testimony if agrin vest in that child, the results are tremendous. >> dr. ebony hilton is her daughter and answer thesology at south carolina hospital. she worries some petal candidates my gut programs like those that helped pay for her to go to school and make it all the way to the operating room. >> if you want to limit a person's potential, keep them uneducated, sick and keep them hungry. if you want to turn around and make america great again, we have to tackle those three things. >> this upcoming season, do you see it as critically important to your future as when barack obama was running. >> absolutely, it's even more critical now, because you see all the hate, you see like the things he had to endure for the
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last eight years, so you wouldn't to make sure that you honor his legacy. we don't want to go back. >> to the women we met in little africa, this is part of the struggle that began when their ancestors freed slaves and bought this land, fighting to do so much more. the c.d.c. saying h.i.v. rates in the u.s. are decleaning, the chance of someone contracting h.i.v. is now one in 99, down from one in 79 back in 2005, gay men still facing the highest risk especially if they are minorities, the report saying half of all gay black men will be diagnosed in their life times. for latinos, the number is 25%, for whites, one in 11. a deadly birth defect popping up in a state has is higher than anywhere else in the
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country. we have check what the state is doing. >> this is washington state, it site of a troubling mystery. life and death questions that haven't been fully answered. a birth defect in which the upper spine of a baby doesn't vessel on that completely, babies die from it almost immediately. it is extremely rare, about two in every 10,000 births, but here in eastern washington across a three county area, it's happening far above the nag average. a special state task force has been looking into the statistical anomaly, hoping to pinpoint a cause. >> it's been incredibly frustrating for us here at the department of health, for our local health partners, who are involved for members of our advisory committee and for women
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affected who want answers. >> we still don't have solid answers. >> we just don't at this point. >> births and deaths from it in some years are at five times the national average, that means more than 40 deaths over the last five years. parents and health investigators still looking for solid answers. allen schauffler, al jazeera, washington. as the east coast cleans up from deadly tornadoes, the problem in the midwest is snow. whiteout conditions in illinois and indiana and snow up to 18 inches in some areas. many trucks and cars were stranded on the roads and it caused flights to be canceled in chicago airports. >> we've really had a contrast, east versus west, very active clearly in the eastern side of the country, much less active westward and with the ridge of my pressure, temperatures have
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been above average while behind this nextistic, temperatures will cam the next couple days. it really depends on where you are across the country. now it has been a little bit more dry. we can see a couple things off the coastline so by tomorrow, we'll see more moisture and that's more northwest. once again, hasn't been making it, most of these systems far enough to the south that we would like to see some of that california extreme drought reduced. temperatures westward are up to 20 degrees above average. seattle is at 60, los angeles 83, definitely mild, while eastward, we're going to see temperatures drop. some of these temperatures in the 50's today are falling through the day. new york goes from the 50's to the 30s. that's cold air filtering in behind this system. heights going to cause changes across the region. already by tomorrow, if you haven't already started to see the colder air, you'll definitely see it and the wind through the day will be sucking
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in that colder air for us. cleveland, 29 degrees and god portion of all this, even though temperatures are cooler for a couple days, they rebound and there's sunshine in the forecast for the weekend. >> it was warmer when you came in this morning. thank you. new york city restaurants with him challenge a ruling that forces them to warn diners about the salt in their food. a judge uphelped the controversial law. the rule applies to chains with 15 locations or more nationwide. the restaurant said it unfairly targets those chains. restaurants face fines if they don't comply. >> we show you detroit's culinary transformation. >> can i grab a carrot soup? >> ok. >> evan hansen and a partner purchased on old mid town detroit abandoned building and turned it into a restaurant more
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than a year ago. >> detroit was really the only place that seemed to make sense for this restaurant. >> pledged by blight, crime and a dwindling population, detroit was a city that many investors tried to avoid, but not anymore. it's estimated to the city's restaurant boom happen created hundreds of jobs over the past five years. he employs more than 70 people. >> the interest in local farms, in doing slightly more creative non-traditional food is devil on the rise. >> over the past three years, i would say that it's just really exploded.
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>> serena daniels a food critic for the metro times believes that detroit's bargain real estate market where homes sold for one grand or less is a huge draw, according to a 2015 global city's initiative report, more young people are moving into the city, and finding a place to live can be tough. the occupancy rate stands at 98%. seven years ago, that would have been unheard of. >> i think that if you kind of have like a vision, or you have an idea of something that maybe you, you know, heard about in another city, you can make it happen. >> some have called droid a food mecca, but daniels disagrees, saying some old issues still exist. >> there's a huge amount of poverty within the city. it's very difficult to find a decent grocery store. to be honest, a lot of the people who live in detroit and who have been here many years
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might not be able to afford some of the higher end restaurants that are opening up. >> parks and recreation executive chef sarah welch said that she hopes to see the city's downtown economic growth reach the neighborhoods. >> people think that detroit is the 10 square miles that make up downtown, but it's not. it's so much larger, so seeing restaurants crop up outside of that will cause the infrastructure to spread, lights, water, reliable resources. >> evan hansen whose restaurant was voted the best of the region last year said the thriving restaurant industry is yet another sign that america's comeback city is finding its way. >> if you were to leave and come back five years from now, you'd say what the hell, what happened here. it's amazing. >> bisi onile-ere, al jazeera, detroit. >> i am now officially hangry. when we come back, cracking down on selfies.
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>> the new law in india after snapping photos turns deadly. i'm in los angeles where forget big business, the hackers are now heading for hollywood. can the entertainment industry really keep them out?
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in india, taking a selfie in the wrong place will now cost you money. police are enforcing a law banning taking those photos in risky place. mumbai declared 16 areas no self area zones. there have been 19 recorded selfie linked deaths in india since 2014. the fine for breaking the law is about 18 u.s. dollars. >> selfies don't kill people, the people taking them do. hollywood is not immune from cyber attacks. the movie industry is now hiring
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hackers. >> this is ralph, the man oliver stone has hired to keep his film about edwar edward snowden awaym prying eyes. he is one of a new breed called digital bodyguards, helping hollywood make sense of a world where it is more than film fans watching very closely. >> they still have the idea of the film is in the can, a physical thing and it's not, from the moment of capturing the film, it's digital. >> hacking is big business. just ask sony, remember 2014, cyber criminals preached its systems. they stole tera bites of data and it cost the firm millions of dollars.
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>> five out of six businesses have fallen to cyber attacks. this is a problem getting worse, not better and hollywood is a major target. in previous years, the studios could control who saw what and when they saw it. everything was on film, much more linear. now you have so many people involved in that network process and they are using their own phones, tablets, in some cases, their own laptops. you can see how keeping those prying eyes out, those hackers is almost impossible. >> phillip lieberman is a top cyber crime expert. >> you have talent, which might go to the store and buy an iphone and set the password to their dog's name and do an interview holding their dog and talking about their dog's name and everybody can pretty much figure how to get things off
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their system. >> there is no such thing as 100% security. it's really a matter of identifying a potential threat early enough so that it doesn't have a huge impact. >> the hackers are in hollywood, met forrically at least. there may be no happy ending in sight here. al jazeera, los angeles. the foot soldiers of the 1965 voting rights march is receiving the highest congressional award, the medal of honor was presented to the men and women who more than 50 years ago walked from selma montgomery to alabama just to get the right to vote. they were attacked all along the way. >> some of them stood in unmoved lines, day in and day out. some stood on courthouse steps, attempted to register and vote.
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some were beaten, tear gassed trampled by forces and left bleeding in the streets. >> that of course georgia congressman john lewis thanking for making the ceremony possible. congress has taken no action to update the voting rights act, 16 new states putting voting restrictions in place since then. >> how symbolic to see congressman lewis presenting those. we are back in two minutes with more of your world this morning. i was ready for adventures. >> from burlesque dancer to acclaimed artists. >> art saved my life. >> reflections from her new memoir. >> no no no no no... i'm way to dysfunctional to have an ordinary job. >> see what lies ahead for molly crabapple. >> who emerges from life unscathed?
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>> i lived that character. >> we will be able to see change.
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seven people killed in two days, today there is a threat of even more tornadoes. looking ahead to super tuesday. republican candidates prepare for another debate. this case is about the future. >> apple versus the f.b.i. the company c.e.o. comparing hacking a phone to cancer and is now working on a phone they say
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you won't be able to hack at all. an ancient type of farming that uses a type of fish but no soil. could it be the answer to feeding the world's population. >> millions of americans are waking up to storms. there were 16 tornadoes along the east coast. at least seven people have been killed since tuesday from these powerful storms, four in virginia, which took the brunt of the hit on wednesday. john henry smith has the latest. >> the winter storm that claimed the south brought its rage to the north and east overnight. in virginia, at least four died, the result of tornadoes. >> this car lifted three feet off the ground.
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it just dropped us straight down. >> virginia's governor declared a state of emergency after a town took a direct hit. two duties and a toddler were among those killed. >> i knew he was gone, man. >> around four dozen tornadoes have wreaked havoc across the country since tuesday. from louisiana when a water spout skirted an air to a twister that hit a r.v. park. >> then to the florida panhandle, where an e.f.3 tornado hit pensacola. the storms brought flash flooding to the washington, d.c. area. winds were strong enough in new york city to overturn a tractor trailer on the busy george washington bridge. in the midwest, there were white out blizzard conditions. in crown point, indiana, firefighters had to come to the
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rescue of drivers stuck when the snow became too deep to continue. >> we found about 30 cars stuck in the snow with people still in them. >> hundreds of thousands of customers lost power throughout the u.s. half of those in new york and new jersey. john henry smith, al jazeera issues the danger is not completely over this morning. let's go straight to meteorologist nicole mitchell for what to expect today. >> a lot of the storminess, the severe weather, the wind damage, those tornadoes that we saw. that threat has moved out. can't rule entirely out something, but you can see that it went up the coastline, the red tornado, all the areas of orange. those were reports. we had over 300 reports of wind damage, so that was the much more profound conditions that we were dealing with, as it moved along especially in places like new jersey getting that. the wind was causing different problems through the day
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yesterday, the wind driving the snow. still a little bit lingering into portions of maine, but most of the storm. >> i side of that where the front was is clear. because the front cleared, the temperatures will start to drop. because we still have snow coming down in places like michigan, indiana, ohio in addition to what we had yesterday, today's will be a couple inches. adds it to yesterday's, we are looking at over a foot in some cases. you can see more today down the appalachians, as well, another place we'll have to watch for that. we still have the winter weather advisories up. it is still blowing around quite extensively with the wind. the good news is a lot of this is clearing out. most of the rest of it clears by the end of the day and then a dry break ahead. >> the bad news is nobody got
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any sleep last night. >> stormy night. the next democratic primary taking place in two days. hillary clinton holding a talk about hall meeting this morning spending wednesday talking about protecting the rights of voters. >> bernie sanders is not in south carolina, he is in ohio this morning and was in oklahoma last night as he looked ahead to super tuesday. al jazeera's robert ray is live in colombia, south carolina this morning. what are the issues important to south carolinians? we know that is an important primary. >> indeed. good morning from a very windy and chilly south carolina, the capital. the issues important to people are things like voting rights, race equality, of course the economy and gun issues, gun rights and gun advocates. it's a big thing here in south carolina. hillary clinton can't believe
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she is talking about voting rights in 2016. >> and i will do everything i can to stop this assault on voting rights that is going on in our country. i never thought running in president in 2016 i would be standing here in front of this distinguished group about voting rights. i thought those battles had been fought and run. >> we've covered that here extensively at aljazeera america. it is surprising when you consider the fact that we thought as of 50 years ago, that voting rights were getting better for minorities. in some of these states, it's clearly a challenge. >> that all goes back to a supreme court decision. of course she's talking to african-american voters there in south carolina when she talks about voting rights. bernie sanders is not in the pal
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metostate today. how much effort has he been putting into trying to win that state? >> i think the sander camp is looking at south carolina almost as a watch and moving more on to super tuesday. >> we have wage add very, very vigorous campaign. we have picked up a lot of support, and we have closed the gap very, very significantly. but this from the one was going to be a very difficult state for us. we are not writing off south carolina. >> moving on to super tuesday, which is just a few days from now, stephanie, 11 states, a
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major showdown for that not only the democrats, but also the gop, because remember, at this time of the year during most presidential election years, we all sort of know who the candidates in the general election are going to be by this time, but this is a wild year, steph. >> in these early contests, it's somewhat deceiving, because they've been relatively close in the contest, but there is a lot of talk about the super delegates and perhaps the unfair advantage for hillary clinton, talk to us a little bit more about that. >> well, super delegates, let's consider what that meaning is. it all came off the the chicago democratic convention in the late 1960's, so it's a relatively new concept. super delegates only belong to the democratic party. republicans don't have super delegates. there's nearly 800 of them. what it is is essentially a person whether it be elected or not elected official that is not going to be committed to a candidate in the democratic
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party. bernie sanders camp does not like super delegates. they call it undemocratic. if we look at the numbers, hillary clinton has secured a backing of about 451 of those super delegates. that's compared to only 19 that had publicly committed to bernie sanders. it's an interesting phenomenon in the democratic party but has a huge impact on who will take the general election in the democratic party. >> could make the different at this point. hillary clinton goes into saturday's primary with a big enforcement, nevada senator harry reid is backing clinton. the senate minority leader is -- on the republican side, ted cruz picking up a big endorsement, texas governor the highest ranking official to support the cruz campaign, both men working together for more than a decade in that state. republicans facing off again
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in another debate in houston but donald trump is already taking heat, his closest tom pelt tories are getting in early jobs. >> you can't just say the way some people in this race have said, you'll probably know what i'm to us in a moment, you can't just say when i get there, i'll hire the smartest people and they're going to tell me what to do. there's a reason why we have civilian control in the military in this country. there's a reason why the smartest people are already there, already telling the president what we should be doing. he's ignoring it. you deserve to know exactly what the next commander-in-chief is going to do. >> marco rubio telling the rally trump doesn't have enough experience in foreign policy and said his policy plans are unclear. i asked if it's too late to stop trump. >> i think one of the most striking things following the nevada caucuses is rather than
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seeing marco rubio and ted cruz lambast be donald trump for his victory, making the case against him, they just tried to rip up each other. i say that to make the point that i don't think this is about the r.n.c. anymore. ted cruz and mark rupe have to take up the man tell of squaring off against donald trump. cruz has done that a little bit in the last month, marco rubio has remained decidedly mum. if he's going to push the narrative that it's a tw two-man race now, he has to level attacks against trump. i think in the debate, you might see that happen for the first time. >> mid rom, has he become the hid man for the republican establishment? i want you to listen about what he had to say about donald trump's taxes. >> either he's not near at wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn't been paying the taxes we would expect him to say or perhaps he hasn't been giving
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money to the vets or to the disabled like he's been telling us he's been doing. >> is mitt romney right and is he the gop hitman? >> i think what he said is very telling. one, he kind of knows at this point that his support is going to be most useful not endorsing a candidate outright but in actually attacking trump, because he knows he can't count on the current field to do that for him. and two, yeah, you're seeing a carbon copy of 2012 with harry reid demanding the same thing of romney and it was a really poignant narrative. >> trump saying there is no bombshell at all and saying mitt romney who totally blew an election that should have been won and those tax returns made him look like a fool is now playing tough guy. several media outlets say nevada governor brian sandoval is on the list to replace
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supreme court justice scalia. a gop nominee could be tricky for republicans saying they will not vote on any nomination going forward. >> republicans drew a line in the sand promising to shut down the pros of replacing justice scalia. >> on the republican side unanimously have agreed, we wrote a letter saying we are of the view that there should not be a hearing in the judiciary committee for anyone that the president nominates. >> president obama responded wednesday morning. >> i royce the politics are hard for them, because the easier thing to do is to give in to the most extreme voices within their party, and stand pat and do nothing, but that's not our job. our job is to fulfill our
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constitutional duties. >> republicans say any decision should wait until after the 2016 presidential election. >> we are very comfortable letting the american people speak on this issue. the american people will choose a president in november and they'll get a choice between a president that is likely to appoint someone in the tradition of justice scalia, or a president more likely to appoint the type of nominees that we've seen from president obama. >> the president dismissed gop suggestions that he's a lame duck in his last year in office, saying politicians become lame ducks only after the election that's still nine months away. >> ironically, these are republicans who say they believe in reading the text of the constitution, and focusing on the intent of the constitution vaguely. none of the founding fathers thought that you know when it comes to the president carrying out his duties, he should do it
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for three years and then on the last year stop doing it. >> senate democrats are backing up the commander-in-chief and say republicans will regret shutting down the vetting process. >> senate republicans are giving a middle finger to the american people and giving a middle finger to this president. that's why we're confident that this is going to go very badly for mitch mcconnell and his republican conference. >> meanwhile, the white house says president obama is reviewing candidates and will pick the best person for the job, politics aside. >> when the president gets to the stage and i'm confident he will, where he's interviewing nominees, potential nominees, in a conversation, i'm confident that he's not going to ask them which party primary they vote in. >> white house officials say the president isn't rushing his decision which will be announced
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they say sometime in the coming weeks. al jazeera, washington. it is now more difficult for a woman to get an abortion in louisiana. a u.s. appeals court now allowing louisiana to enforce a 2014 law. the law says physicians who perform abortions must have priests at a nearby hospital. critics say that law is aimed at thatting clinics. a similar provision is being challenged in other states. a trial date is set for some of the people who took over that wildlife refuge. during their raiment wednesday, the judge refused to let bundy speak, reminding all they are innocent until proven guilt, but one saying you're the federal government, you're going to do whatever you want. >> new development in apple's battle with the f.b.i. on unlocking an iphone. >> the company is working on a phone that even it can't break into. >> with just one day to go
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before it has to respond to a judge's order, apple is reportedly taking new steps to secure its products. the washington post says the company's engineers are working on enhancements that would make a phone unhackable without the owner's help. it would only work on newer i phones and require a password to get around security. that would create a barrier for law enforcement. >> the safety of our kids, our families is very important. the protection of people's data is incredibly important. >> this is happening as apple fights a court order to help the government unlock the phone belonging to one of the san bernardino attackers. in an interview with abc news, apple c.e.o. tim cook explained. >> the only way now would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it, we have never written it and that is what is at stake here. >> while the government insists
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this would not apply to any other phones, apple said that's not the case. the issue has taken center stage with supporters on either side. attorney general loretta lynch is urging apple to comply. >> judges all over the country and on the supreme court have said that those parties must assist if little reasonably within their power to do so. >> apple has until friday to file a response to the judge's order. it has said it offered significant advice to the f.b.i. about how to get into the phone but won't go as far as cracking it. >> some legal experts call this a unique case that could be a landmark in the fight between privacy and security and could make it all the way to the supreme court. >> do we have any idea what apple's argument will be? >> apple will likely ask the court to kick it to congress.
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when we come back, the proposal and politics. >> the president wants to shut down guantanamo bay. we go live there. will sanctions fence north korea curb its nuclear weapons program?
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attorney general loretta lynch admitting president obama needs the approval of congress to bring detainees to u.s. soil.
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>> she called the president's plan a goal rather than an effort to circumvent lawmakers. house republicans stepped up their response to the president's plans, speaker ryan said he will take the administration to court if they try and close guantanamo. the president should rule out taking unilateral action. he should rule out asking for military leaders to knowingly break the law. he should rule it out and he should give the country that reassurance. >> reports say the house has already entered into a contract for advice over legal options should the president try to transfer detainees against the will of congress using executive action. carrol is in gitmo today, joining us on the phone. thank you for your time. you were there i understand covering the trial of one of the alleged 9/11 plotters.
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is business continuing as usual at the base or can you report any action to pro-'s plan to close the prison? >> i think that the people here are pretty silent on it. most of the people associated with the prison are doing nine month to one year tours and think they'll be here to end their tour regardless of what happens in the future with guantanamo detention center. >> senator john mccain who said he actually favors closing gitmo and who of course himself was a prisoner of war, he released this statement about obama's plan:
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>> it doesn't specify where it would be built, it doesn't really say how much congress would spend on building it. it has some rough figures, and there's one fascinating tidbit in this report, the obama administration plan envisions a guantanamo north, a detention center in the united states for war on terror prisoners through 2036. it figures out if they moved it, they believe 20 years out, it would save taxpayers $1.8 billion. >> are there then saving money potentially if the inmates and detainees are not going to get legal rights, what is the point
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of closing gitmo and putting the exact same legal status of all these detainee's on u.s. soil? what's the point of that? >> the obama administration argued they believe it is a recruiting symbol for al-qaeda and people who are critics of the united states, for the radicals. they also argue that it is inefficient. there are 91 detainees down here and the prison is run by 2,000 staff members. that's 1700 soldier members coming on a rotating base and 700 contractors. it is their goal to have a smaller, more narrowly defined guantanamo with 57 prisoners or as few as 30. they think it can be more
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efficient by consolidating. the idea is fewer buildings, a smaller detention center itself and a much smaller staff. >> it's surprising to hear that we're talking about costs when it was always perceived obama's desire to close gitmo was a matter of principle. carol, thank you so much. tackling isil's propaganda with those who know how to tell a story. >> why the obama administration is turning to hollywood.
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>> people take money. wicked people. >> you are creating a society that can be rotten to the core. >> anas risked his life to report the truth. >> to save his people. >> doesn't matter who you are, i come with my cameras. >> only on al jazeera america. >> welcome back to your world this morning, now 830 eastern time, time to local today's top stories. at least seven people are dead after deadly tornadoes tore through southern states. 16 tornadoes reported along the east coast, millions of people waking up without power this morning, a much different story on the west coast with an unusual warmup. we'll have more on that coming up. democrats are getting ready for saturday south carolina primary. hillary clinton with him hold rallies there today. the polls have her with a wide
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lead over bernie sanders. he is not in south carolina. he has been focusing on super tuesday. he is expect to return to south carolina tomorrow. with just two days before the fighting is supposed to end in syria, government forces reclaiming a city near aleppo. at least 20 isil fighters were killed. the cessations deal would allow the government and rushing to after isil. the u.n. is investigating what happened to aid dropped over syria. >> most aid was destroyed during the drops. aid trucks were unable to reach towns because of isil. 200,000 people are desperately in need. james bays joins us live from the u.n. those deliveries a huge sticking point in previous talks, will this increase in aid affect the next round? >> it's an important part of the
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next round getting aid in. aid has gone to 10,000 people. aid one of two things they hope will get talks going, the other cessation of hostilities which is supposed to start at 12 midnight damascus time, that's 5:00 p.m. friday eastern time, and the chief of the task force on the humanitarian situation for the u.n. made clear a short time ago in geneva why this was so important. >> make this cessation of hostilities as long and full and durable as possible, because the civilian population of syria can't sustain more. there are horrific reports of how bad it has become. all coping mechanisms are gone now after five years.
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many have suffered now a thousand days and a thousand nights of crossfire, of besiegement and so on. we need piece. >> so you can see the reason why you need a cessation of hostilities for those people who of suffering so debt prettily in syria. the other reason is to try to restart the political process, those stalled talks that i was covering earlier this month in geneva. the idea, if that cessation sticks is to have those talks starting again in geneva next week, maybe as early as the third or fourth of march. do we know when and if peace talks will get going again? >> as i said, the third or fourth of march is my best guess, but everyone knows that is a fragile time, the cessation of hostilities difficult, even
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allowing the right of self defense, so difficult days ahead. it also now appears that isil might be taking aim at silicon valley, releasing a 25 minute prop began dough video directly threatening mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey. the group says it is in response to growing efforts by facebook and twitter to suspend accounts and remove post that is promote isil's message. >> isil has been using a flashy social media campaign recently to step up its recruiting and the obama administration is fighting back reaching out to hollywood. we have this report. >> top gun, not just one of the biggest movies of the 1980's. it's also an example of a successful collaboration which
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means hollywood and the u.s. military. now the u.s. government is looking to the entertainment world for advice on how to defeat isil. the group uses social media to recruit young would-be fighters. secretary of state john kerry recently sat down with movie executives for advice on how to challenge isil's messaging. >> folks in hollywood and silicon valley who are really experts in conveying messages, whether it's through film or entertainment, or worthwhile to listen to, and to get -- we should seeking their advice on how we can do better. >> government and industry trying to figure out how to undermine isil's message, but in the past, this kind of cooperation has been controversial. >> these bombs will go off today. >> what do you want? the truth is the truth, i swear
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to you on my family's life. >> critics hate the glorification of torture in shows such as 24. >> we need immediate assistance. we are overrun. >> it's also safe to assume the white house didn't work with the studio that made a movie about the 2012 attack on the u.s. compound in benghazi, libya. >> it's a little weird to go in a meeting with a bunch of mostly older male studio executives to talk to them about how to stop young muslims from being radicalized. >> can i be honest with you? i am bad news. i'm not your friend. i'm not going to help you. i'm going to break you. any questions? >> a fictional word of warning that both private companies and government officials might want to heed.
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rosalyn jordan, al jazeera, washington. >> martin reardon is vice vice president of a consulting group on security matters and joins us from doha. what do you think of this cooperation between hollywood and the j government when it comes to countering isil's message. >> it's a good idea on the government's part. hollywood does have that experience in messaging, getting the right message out is critical to any strategy counter narrative with isis or al-qaeda. hollywood's really in the best position to do that. >> what should that counter narrative be? what message would resonate with a would-be isil nighter? >> for a counter narrative? part is going to have to be what they're doing is wrong, but it's also just looking at what it's really like for the fighting,
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the death of the fighters, it gets complicated. thousands of foreign fighters continue to join isil's ranges. how much of that is down to isil's sophisticated propaganda production? >> quite a bit of it. isis really when it comes down to propaganda messaging, that's a critical part of their overall communication strategy. the way they use folks for media is groundbreaking, never done before, very effective. >> we read about how isil is now directly threatening the founders of facebook and twitter because they are actually trying to crackdown a bit on the use of their platforms for isil messaging. should the focus be on not allowing isil to be able to use these platforms which are run by american companies? >> i think for facebook and
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twitter, it really is a corporate responsible or ethical responsibility to control the content as far as extremism goes, terrorism or violence and they both have a policy of removing accounting where extremism or violence is preached. it's not going to end it. they are able to regenerate accounts both on facebook and twitter, but two companies have that responsibility to do what they can to eliminate those accounts. >> let's say there is a hollywood movie that espoused the narrative that washington wants to put out against isil, the counter narrative. what is to keep somebody from listening to that narrative versus the zero dark 30 which had americans torturing terror
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suspects? >> there is nothing that's going to stop those messages from gong out. that's what makes it so difficult. there are multiple messages going out. you try, you work with hollywood and come up with a strategy, what is the message that we want and start to put that out. >> martin reardon, thank you for joining us this morning. >> you're welcome. >> there is a move to get tougher with north carolina because of its nuclear ambitions. the u.s. and china plan to introduce a new resolution and impose harsh new sanctions. it is punishment for a test of a rocket. >> diplomats in the u.n. have been working on this drop resolution since the beginning of january when north carolina carried out its fourth nuclear test. in the meantime, there's been that rocket launch at the beginning of february, as well, so this is designed as punishment for both of those events. the u.s. secretary of state john
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kerry has said these measures will go beyond anything that's been done before in terms of sanctions against north korea. exactly what those will be is not officially confirmed. there is a report coming out of south korea suggesting that certain institutions inside north korea will be blacklisted. china is onboard for much of those specific measures. the question is how effective they can be. in 2013, there was another round of sanctions after a nuclear test then specifying the freezing have any transactions involving north korea's nuke programs. thee years later we see what
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happened. north korea may well just carry on with what is an extremely high priority target for it, which is to pursue and develop its nuclear program. >> in the past 10 years, north korea launching six long-range missiles all in violation of u.n. security council resolutions. investors keeping a close watch on china today, shares in shanghai falling 6%, wiping out any recent gains. there is speculation that beijing could be forced to devalue its occurrence this year, chinese officials insisting they won't do that. as the east coast cleans up from deadly tornadoes, the problem in the midwest is snow. whiteout conditions in indiana and illinois with up to 18 inches of snow reported in some areas. a lot of cars and trucks were stranded on the roads and it also caused more than 1,000
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flights to be canceled at chicago's airports. but the picture is very different on the west coast, let's bring in nicole mitchell. are we all hoping we're on the west coast right now? >> it's been that way for the last couple days, at the very least if not forar good chunk of the winter. very active, the eastern side of the country, very inactive or relatively so. temperatures kind of the same. we've been above average, 10-20 degrees above average, low temperatures will be falling through the east. still some rain and snow this morning and you might remember us telling you about that fishing vessel that washed up on the rockaway beach area. here's video. the report was initially at 2:0d lifted people out by helicopter. the weather then, they had wind gusts in the 40 and 50-mile per
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hour range, so imagine trying to navigate the seas in that and 10-12-foot swells, but it was also low tied, so there could have been low ground that was very difficult to see, so weather definitely being looked at as a factor. getting back to the map, these 50s are falling through the day for a lot of the east coast as the cold air comes in. a few 80s into portions of the southwest. by tomorrow, we see eastern temperatures drop, a lot more 20's and 30's if you're not all right in it today. the result of all of this, not only the seas, but skies as well, much quieter. >> getting harder and harder to soil anywhere out of new york these days. a fatal birth defect affecting babies in washington state. >> health officials are baffled over the number of cases. could this be the future of
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street protests? a holographic dissent against a free speech crack down.
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a deadly birth defect in washington state is showing up in three counties at rates four times higher than anywhere else. we look at the effect and what the state is doing to stop it from spreading.
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>> this is washington state, it site of a troubling mystery. life and death questions that haven't been fully answered. a birth defect in which the upper spine of a baby doesn't develop completely, babies die from it almost immediately. it is extremely rare, about two in every 10,000 births, but here in eastern washington across a three county area, it's happening far above the national average. a special state task force has been looking into the statistical anomaly, hoping to pinpoint a cause. >> it's been incredibly frustrating for us here at the department of health, for our local health partners, who are involved, and for members of our advisory committee and for women affected who want answers. >> we still don't have solid answers. >> we just don't at this point.
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>> births and deaths from it in some years are at five times the national average, that means more than 40 deaths over the last five years. parents and health investigators still looking for solid answers. allen schauffler, al jazeera, washington. south africa's president condemning the violence that's broken out across several campuses across the country, students burning several buildings forcing the university to close, private security guards trying to break up the crowds, violence erupting on a number of campuses, students demanding lower tuition and more student housing. they also want to eliminate items on campus that represent south africa's racist past. demonstrators in south carolina using holograms to protest instead of people. >> in front of one of south korea's most famous landmarks, a
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ghostly gathering. this holographic protest or rather cultural event was filmed against a green screen and transposed to this busy intersection in front of seoul's palace. >> the rights of assembly and protest have currently retreated in south korea, the situation is getting worse. people can't even chant a slogan on the street, so through this hologram protest, we wanted to call for the guarantee of freedom of peaceful assembly and protest. >> amnesty is one of many civic groups that say freedom has expressed in the last three years. >> large scale protests involving real live people have been attended, hundreds of people in downtown seoul. this location en route to the
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presidential blue house has been off limits. >> the bus blockades used to assure that were protested last december. dozens were injured, one man knocked down by a water jet remains in a coma. critics also point to more subtle measures. here we filmed away artist being threatened by police. the police maintain that they are merely minimizing inconvenience and ensuring safety, pointing to much lower injury rates since they introduce the bus barricades and water cannon. the government said strict security laws are needed for a country still technically at war with north korea. internal digits are sharp. opposition lawmakers continued a marathon filibuster effort which
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they say will give too much power for the intelligence service. >> you might be seeing those types of protests, as well. still ahead, what could become a revolution on how we grow our food. >> in california, an ancient form of farming could be the farm of the future. i'll explain more in a moment. a white house tribute to a man who made the world sing, celebrating ray charles.
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an ancient farming method may fail gap in how much food the world needs. it requires 90% less water than traditional farming. we look at how it works. >> these flopping slippery fish could be the key to growing fooled in the future. ken armstrong and his partner improvised their way into being two of the word experts in a very different kind of farming. >> did you know anything about it? >> i didn't. i didn't know anything about fish. >> i killed my first fish tank. >> i've killed thousands of fish. >> do they bite?
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>> no, but they do jump. >> it's a system in which fish and their waste provide nutrition for plants grown almost entirely in water. no pesticides, almost no soil, just plants and moisture. it's an ancient practice used by farmers from the middle east to mexico. >> essentially, we're bacteria farmers. it's the bacteria. plants know how to agree, the fish know what they're doing. >> it's a closed loop system, water travels to the plants and back to the fish again. it saves water and farmers say their crops grow 50% faster and can be planted 10 times for
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densely. >> this operation gets an incredible amount of food out of a very compressed space, but it's still only about that the equivalent of a five-acre farm. to truly make money, farms have to be tens, hundreds, sometimes thousands are acres, and so the question here is how big can aqua uponnics get? no farmer has tried fundamental food stuffs that keep the world alive. consider that it requires a ready supply of electricity, ideally a greenhouse and startup funding for the pipes, tanks and
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pumps. that makes it impractical. they sell to high end restaurants unand down the california coast. they say they break even doing it. it's not clear if it can feed the rest of the world. the food soldiers of the 1965 voting rights marches have received the highest congressal award, the medal of honor. they protested for the right to vote and were attacked along the way. >> some of them stood in unmoved lines day in and day out. some stood on court house steps with that attempted a register and vote. some were beaten, tear gas,
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trampled by forces and left bleeding in the streets. >> georgia congressman john lewis helped coordinate the marches and beaten by police on the edwin pettis bridge. congress has taken no action to update the act. 16 states have put new voting restrictions in place since 2012. ray charles getting a huge salute last night at the white house. ♪ >> president obama host add concert featuring ray chars music. michelle obama host add ray charles music workshop for students. i heard that the president -- usher actually sang georgia on my mind. apparently the president joined
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in at the end. >> we will see you tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. stay with us. diplomats hope the black chapter of sieging may be over in syria where a pause in fighting is due to begin saturday. hello. also ahead, u.n. chiefs in south sudan try to revive a shaky peace deal. chinese shares take another nose dive on the eve of a summit. i'm in los angeles where forget big business, the hackers are now heading for

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