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reform... >> ali velshi on target. ♪ coun down /* countdown to super tuesday. the biggest day of the primary season. >> i don't know anything about what you are even talking about with white supremacy or white supremesists. >> on damage control after claiming he didn't know enough to disavow david duke. >> i am begging to the corekore and government for my forgiveness. >> an american apology, a u.s. student confesses before the cameras. >> if they nominated hosts, i wouldn't even get this job. so y'all be washing. >> court can controversy chris
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rock taking aim at the lack of dye versety as ti i witinsel to celebrates its biggest night. >> good morning. welcome to your world this morning. i am del walters. >> today is the final day of campaigning before the biggest day of the 2016 presidential race so far. voteners 12 states will make choices in primaries and caucuses on super tuesday. >> for the democrats 865 delegates are up for grabs. >> that's about a third of those who are needed to win the party's nomination. for republicans, 595 delegates are at stake. >> that's just about the halfway point to the g.o.p. convention. we are live in two of the most important states this morning. in richmond virginia, virginia but we will begin in dallas this morning. and heidi, how important is texas for ted cruz?
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>> reporter: del, it is absolutely crucial for ted cruz. with 155 delegates at stake, texas is a crown jewel on super tuesday. it is the home stayed of ted cruz where he is still very popular among republican voters. cruz, himself, has branded tuesday the most important day in this entire presidential election, trying to motivate his base to turn out. one poll has him leading here in texas by 13 points. now, many analysts are saying if cruz did not win here in his home state, he may as well throw in the towel. he is a good ol' boy here in texas and the other establishment politicians here have turned out to help them win the vote with current governor greb abbott and former governor rick perry at two ernts. texas isvents. texas is one of two states not leading with donald trump. he is attacking trump comparing
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him to hillae clinton and on twitter, condemning trump for his refusal to condemn a kkk endorsement. del? >> speaking of attacking immigration, a major factor, texas has a huge latin 0 population. how big of a factor will that be? >> this remains to be seen. we know the latino vote will be important in deciding the general election. here in texas, turnout among latino voters is historically low. we saw in nevada that trump ran away with 44% of the latino gop primary voter support. >> could repeat itself here in texas. certainly at an event in fort worth that i attended odd friday form donald trump, there was a very big latinos for trump movement. >> yesterday, the trump campaign rolling out another endorsement, a big endorsement this time, alabama senator jeff sessions. is this a major blow to ted
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cruz? >> reporter: it is. absolutely, del, because cruz has been counting on sessions for his endorsement. he did not expect it to go to trump. he named the alabama senator as a key ally in his efforts to reform the immigration. now with sessions giving support to donald trump, this really hurts cruz's efforts to labor trump as a false conservative and hurts cruz's strategy of the southern firewall. >> another senator lining up for donald trump. heidi jo castro in dallas. another pivotal state of voting is virginia. live in richmond this morning, good to see you. marco ruin yes was in village, donald trump and hillary clinton will hold campaignents there today. talk about why virginia is so important appear win for these candidates. >> stefanie, 49 statewide delegates at stake for the republicans.
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about 95 for the democrats. so this is a really important state. this is a battleground state. it has gone purple since 2008. so these candidates are taking this ver seriously. as you mentioned hillary clinton, donald trump are here in the state today campaigning. marco rubio was also here on sunday. a and they are looking to really galvan eyes support from those, those voters here in virginia. criticizing donald trump for what he called being a con artist of t artist. take a license. >> this has been a defendant very different election years. things have worked out as no one anticipated. the republican party, the conservative movement, the part lincoln and reagan is on the verge potentially of nominating a con artist to be the president, to be our nominee for president. now, clinton, rubio and trump are supported by campaign ads. they are the om three who are supported by campaign ads here
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in virginia. going back to that question about why virginia is so important. it's a litmus test. it closely reflects the dam graphics of the nation as a whole. it's a good litmus test to see how things stand as they move toward november. >> a swing state, as you say. what are polls saying about who is ahead there? >> reporter: well, right now, it looks like the most recent polls here in the state show that trump has an edge over rubio, about six points, and that rounds out with the republicans with ted cruz in third. hillary clinton has an edge right now. she is trying to continue that momentum coming out of south carolina where she had a huge win, and one of those areas she is looking to get support from is the african-american community in south carolina, one in six voted for hillary clinton. she is hoping for that support here in village as well. >> that hampon road area is crucial for clinton. virginia, i understand, does things a little differently than other states in the primary. explain what happens there tomorrow. >> reporter: well, virginia is
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one of 14 states that is an open primary which means that anybody can vote for any party. there is no party affiliation when you are voting in these primaries. that's something that has been col controversial, particularly within the republican party who back in september had made a decision to make primary voters sign a statement of intent essentially to pledge their vote for the republicans and that was scrapped late last month, but again, this is one of those states, one those 14 states that is considered an open primary stefanie. >> in richmond, thanks. stefanie as we talked about, donald trump in damage control over his reaction to that endorsement by former kkk leader david duke. al jazeera's erica pitzy has that story. >> the controversee stated when the white supremacist, former grand wizard of the ku klux klan. >> running against donald trump is treason to your heritage.
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to go out, call the republican party. call do not trump's headquarters. volunteer. >> trump responded. >> i didn't even know he endorsed me. david duke endorsed me? i disavow. okay? >> but the matter did not die there. the anti-defamation league called on him to condemn duke's racism. on sunday morning, jake tapper repeatedly pressed trump about whether he would condemn duke. >> if you don't know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. would you just say, unequivocally, you condemn them and you don't want their support in t their support? >> i don't know what group you are talking about. >> david duke and the ku klux klan here? >> honestly, i don't know david du duke. i am pretty sure i didn't meet him. i don't know anything about him. >> reporter: as criticism mound. trump tweeted out the video clip and repeat his disavowal but his
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opponents saw an opening and pounce did. >> should the republican nominee be someone that today like donald trump refuse -- refuse to criticize the ku klux klan? >> reporter: sunday, john kaesi central line h hate groups have no place in america. >> when trump addressed a large rally, one thing was clear for yet another day, he had managed to define and dominate the day's political news. erica pitzy, al jazeera. a former chris christie backer blasting the endorsement of trump. chris christie's astonishing display of political you opportunism. governor christie reacted to the
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comments. >> i log meg whitman. she is a great friend to me, always has been. we obviously from that statement have a difference of political opinion. that's what makes this country different. people can have differences of opinion. i honor her. we absolutely adore our relationship with her. i am sure it will continue. >> christie denied telling a reporter with the new hamp shear union leader earlier this year that he would not endorse donald trump. >> hillary clinton will campaign in massachusetts and virginia, as we said earlier. on sufrnld, she got the backing of a president >> albeit a fictional one, tony goodwyn who plays the president on "scandal" joined clinton at a coffee shop in nashville. he said he is supporting her over bernie sanders because she gets things done. she called clinton tireless in her efforts. >> we all need to fight as had for hillary as we know she will fight for us when she gets behind that desk in the oval.
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the one that i pretend to sit behind in my day job. >>ists in los angeles not -- i was in los angeles not a long ago. i went over and looked at the set that they filmed "scandal" on. >> she said the star will be appearing in commercials for her. bernie sanders's littest backer, hawaii tulsi gabbert resigned as vice chair of the dnc to announce her support for sanders. she is one of the first female combat veterans to serve in congress. she says as a military veteran she wants sanders. speaking with voters from minneapol minneapolis. he felt the love at the mobi arena at colorado state. >> state is considered a must-win for sanders tomorrow. also a must-win, his home state of vermon.
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>>o >>ont. >> clashes between refugees trying to reach northwestern europe and border guards trying to stop them. as many as 7 ,000 people >> many fleeing the war in syria and iraq stranded in a greek town on the macedonian border, trying to break through a fence today. the police reduced tear gas. there with the latest. >> reporter: it started with a rumor that the border crossing had opened. there were many people sitting here when the rumor spread. everybody started running. not only the people who were here but the people camped out in the fields surrounding rirm tracks. everybody pushed all the way down the railroad tracks when are there is a great that opens and closes each time the cargo trains go through. they pushed through that fence as much as they could. some of them managed to get through on the other side, but
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heavy forces deployed. hungarians patrol that border 24 hours a day. the macedonians have used tear gas to push all of these people back and the situation, at the moment, is that you have some people who are sitting there shouting "open the borders. open the borders. there is a huge disappointment because this is an emotional rollercoaster for these refugees who have been stranded here some have been stranded for as much as 10 days wait can for these borders to open, wait can for the number to be called. this is the frontier to the balkan route. from there, you can reach western europe. otherwise, you are stranded on this side, and it's been closed, i would say even though a trickle of refugees have been able to go through over the last 48 hours, maybe 600 at the most have been able to make it through. so this is now the frontier to western europe. hoda hamyd resulting from
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edamane, the border between greece and macedonia. some of the balkan countries building fences, after more than a million people passed through on their way to germany. hearing the screams of the people trying to get through with children. >> that's about the largest escalation of the crisis we have seen in recent weeks. we will take a look at the weather now here two different storm systems are poised to cause problems to start this week. let's bring in nicole mitchell for more. >> one more troublesome than other. the broad look across country we have an area moving more into the northeast. now, a lot of this is going to be lighter rain through the day today. but you can also pick out that last system from the west, kind of starting to move through the rockies as this pulls out. >> will be a little bit monre o a trouble maker in terms of wide-spread impact. >> those areas of rain anywhere from new york down to about village. dealing with that. also, another little band behind that of snow for places like
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michigan not too many problems with all of this over the course of the days today. but as this clears out and that does so pretty quickly, you can see the next system already by tomorrow starting to pull out. in fact later today, we will see some of that. slight risks in places like oklahoma. into the day, this becomes more widespread south of the great lakes could look at storms, hail, i would say, probably our biggest threat the next couple of days. >> can i say on behalf of the audience it was nice not having rain, snow, sleet, hail. >> depending upon where you were this weekend. >> thank you very much. >> coming up, the oscars addresses diversity. >> talk about how chris rock blasted the problem of racism in hollywood. >> a peptide steps out of the shadows today for one of the nation's highest honors.
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with x1 from xfinity. syria now entering the third day. the syrian opposition already saying russia has violated that truce. >> new video posted online shows the city of homs and idlib province being starting. one video appears to show a helicopter dropping barrel bombs. >> opposition forces blame the strikes on russian warplanes. >> there have been more airstrikes targeting isil fighters in libya. local officials saying planes targeted a convoy with suspected isil members on sunday. huge explosions around dawn. no one has claimed responsibility for the strikes just yet. the u.s. said it was not involved. the u.s. hitting a suspected
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isil training camp this month. larry corb is an assistant secretary of defense. he is joining us via skype from delaware and larry, how concerned should we be abouted stepped up military involvement by the united states libya? is libya the new front? >> libya has become another front. it doesn't rise to the level of iraq or syria, but we ought to be concerned about the whole libya situation when you decide whether to intervene in a civil war because it's one thing to get rid of the ruler as we did with saddam hussein and colonel gadaffi. the next is what comes next? unless you are prepared to go in and deal with that situation, you ought to think twice before getting involved in the first place? >> so what is the state of libya today? the "new york times" and others describe it as a failed state. many blaming hillary clinton as
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the former secretary of state for what libya has become at times and others saying she persuaded president obama to intervene. are they write? well, there is no doubt about the as the "new york times" article points out as secretary of defense gates and the military were opposed. secretary clinton was in favor of it, but ultimately, it was president obama's decision. i mean she seemed to have a different position than he did on the syrian civil war but he didn't accept her position. so ultimately, it's the in the's responsibility. >> give us the bigger picture. how much pause should there be when it comes to situations like libya when we get involved in these conflicts. we toppled saddam hussein and iraq has never really recovered. gadaffi and hosni mubarak, that that accused united states -- caused united states and others to rethink strategies when it comes to peek like al-assad in
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syria? >> . there is no doubts about it. when i had the privilege of working in the penitentiarygon, we had what we called the wineberger or powell doctorine before you use military force, you ask yourself: what is your real objective? are you prepared to do everything that's necessary to achieve that objective? and when will you know? this is, you know, particularly, when you don't have a core national interest or an existential threat and hopefully that's what we learned. i think president obama has applied that lesson very well in syria by staying out of the civil war. our main objective there is to deal with the threat that isil poses to the region. >> yet, there is the criticism that when the united states does not get involved, there are these vacuums and there are the situations like we saw earlier in that report where you have refugees, where you have people fleeing conflicts in places like syria being denies access and entry into places in europe. it creates a domino effect that
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ipples across all of europe. >> again, there is no doubts about it. that's why this is not just a u.s. problem. i mean when you go back to the situation in libya, it was really the european countries that wanted us to get involved. you may remember the famous devote, the united states was lead from behind one of obama's people used in a television interview. they then should have picked up the ball after they got rid of gadaffi as they did in the balkans. if you want to look at how to do it, that's what we did. we got rid of the leader in the balkans killed and slaughtering innocent muslims and went in and occupied. in fact, there are still, you know, troops there in that area. that's what you need to think about before you do that because if you don't, you are going to have to deal with the aftermath, one of which is going to be lots of refugees. >> larry corb, thank you for
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joining us. isil is claiming responsibility for two roadside bomb blasts. the explosions killed more than 70 people at a market just outside baghdad. it is the deadliest attack to hit the attack of sadr city. it occurred after isil fighters kidnapped a number of policemen andraded a nearby village. an american college student detained for the last two months in korea has confess today breaking the law. >> on the early morning of january 1st, 2016, i committed my crime of taking out the important political slogan from the staff-only area of the international hotel aimed at harming the work ethic and the motivation of the korean people. >> otto frederick made the confession earlier today during a news conference in pingyong. he said he took down a banner. north korea said he requested to
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speak. the state department has declined to comment on his case. president obama is going to award the nation's highest military honor of seal team 6 today. edward buyers, jr., coming out of the shadows. he helped rescue an american hostage in 2012. he had to take down several taliban fighters. a fellow seal died in a same mission. some homeless people in san francisco vowing now to stay put even as that city demands they get out of a tent city. >> local officials say the garbage, hypo dermic needles made the area unsafe. al jazeera's jacob ward has more from san francisco. adam who did not want to show his face or share his real name with us says that two years ago, he wasering a 6-figure salary. he never imagined he wiould be homeless. >> i have had two homes, suburbans and audis. life on the street is unimaginebly difficult. new research from the university
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of california at san francisco says homelessness brings on jerry gereatric conditions decades early. the night before, someone poured gasoline on the tent next to adam's and set it on fire, he said, injuring two people inside. >> they said they were sleep can in the tent and all the sudden, you know, they woke up and it felt like fire. it was dripping. >> it must be very dangerous sleeping on the street. >> oh, yeah. it's not like sleeping in the suburbs for sure. >> now, the city has decided that adam along with nearly 100 people camped out over an overpass here have to move along. >> the reason why they are doing what they are doing right now is about the people, a lot of people that's homeless is fed up. >> public works trucks have become coming out to move stuff
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off of the street. they are taking apart this encampme encampment. people here have been given 72 hours to vacate. people wound up here after the city cordoned off the downtown area for super bowl festivities. the city has offered the option of traveling several miles south to a building that once held an america's cup sailing team. some say it's not a suitable plates to live. they are rejecting it for being inaccessible and for a shortage of toilets and showers. the city says the homeless cannot stay on division street any longer. a spokesman told al jazeera all of this is a public newsance and has to go. >> san francisco used to be a city of 208rance. does this feel like a tolerant place for people trying to make their way these days? >> no. the tolerance, lack of tolerance is coming from the city. not every city wants tents everywhere but we go into these areas like this under a bridge
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and they keep pushing us out, pushing us out. we are just trying to live. >> the rides of the tech comm e community in san francisco where rents are among the highest in the nation has created a clash kf cultures. on facebook, one ceo described the city overrun by crazy homeless drug dealers, dropouts and trash. another startup founder suggested in a blog post, stop giving them money. you know they just buy alcohol and drugs with it. right? but not everyone in the tech community feels that way. sybil chin's go used her camera tom document the encampment as she would an architectural site. >> i was struck with how easy it is to walk past some of our homeless nabors and really never realize what they are their day-to-day is like. >> when the city finishes its clean-up, chen's recordings will be the only evidence that for a brief moment in the face, of
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risk and hardship, people manage to make a life in this place. jake obvious ward, al jazeera, san francisco. shot and killed in the line of duty. >> a community remembers a rookie officer whose first day on the job was tragically her last. courting the hispanic vote. the growing demographic that could decide the next presidential election.
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>> we will be able to see change. welcome back to your world this morning. it's about 7:30 eastern right now. one more day of campaigning before the biggest day of the 2016 presidential race so far. voters in 12 states will make choices in primary and caucuses on super tuesday. for democrats, 865 delegates are up for grabs. a third of those are needed to win the party nomination. for the republicans, 595 delegates are at stake, about half needed to win. one state being closely watched is alabama. it is donald trump leading his fellow republicans there. this weekend he gained the endorsement of alabama govern eversessions. on the department side, hillary clinton is expected to win big on the heels of her big victory
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in south carolina. let's start with the gop. donald trump raking in big endorsements. will alabama be an easy win? >> it appears so. good morning to you, del, donald trump is expected to walk away with a decisive victory here. he hasn't spent money at all advertising. he is expect to win here. he is attracting the large crowds. he held a rally in the state yesterday. more than 20,000 people showed up. some of the biggest crowds we've seen of the entire campaign season so far have been in alabama for donald trump where his support among evangelicals and conservatives continues to grow. he picked up that key endorsement by u.s. senator jeff sessions, the first u.s. senator to come out and endorse donald trump. he's picking up a lot more support here and if you look at any of the safety and national polls, they show donald trump winning outright.
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some polls show him with an 18-20 percentage point lead over his rivals. who will finish in second and third place remains to be seen, a tossup between rubio and cruz. rubio has picked up endorsements here. >> hillary clinton winning by double digits, wider than anybody expected in south carolina. can she expect the same in alabama. >> she's certainly hoping to pick up the same sort of support. yesterday she spent time as a small historically black college from the far from here in birmingham. she really is hoping to pick up that same support specifically among the black vote. when she was at that college, she spoke about. like minimum wage, support for historically black colleges, reforming the criminal justice system. she's again hoping to pick up some of that same support.
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she is leading across the southern region. there are a lot of southern states voting. they call it the sey primary because of alabama, arkansas and tennessee voting where she is expected to have a commanding lead. >> what are some of the other big issues that will be swaying voters in the south? >> well, you know, a lot of the voters here specifically as i mentioned, evangelical voters were about 70% of the voters in this region are considered evangelical voters. some are really talking about issues like abortion, but when you hear some of the rallies, like donald trump's rallies yesterday, those issues don't come up. they are talk about more about trade policies. that's what donald trump is talking about. those are the things that get the biggest applause. he's taking a hard stance on his immigration policy. while those issues are important to voters, when you hear the candidates talking and advertising, immigration seems to be the big thing here for a
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lot of people, just as it has been in some of the other states during this campaign. >> jonathan, as always, thank you very much. we will get more into this with jeannie dano. great to see you, good morning. i want to start with endorsements for trump, because it is a varied group. you've got david duke, former head of the ku klux klan and now jeff sessions supporting donald trump. does this mean he's broadening his base and does this solidify his candidacy? >> he's certainly got a lot of press out of it. as you mentioned, a varied group of people endorsing him, and i think it does not speak to his broadening his base, you are starting to feel more and more people feel he may win and so are starting to line up with
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him. it is interesting, chris christie from a very blue state who hardly has the kind of republican issues on his side versus a eversessions and versus a david duke. i think that endorsement in particular, very problematic for donald trump in a general election. >> let's talk about the super tuesday states. obviously, alabama is one of them. in that one, all the rolls seem to show trump is going to win that state. let's talk about the accident and ted cruz. how much has he locked in that wane and is that sort of the firewall that could keep trump from winning the whole she bang on tuesday? >> the accident has over 130 gel gets at stakes, a huge state and it is a month to win for ted cruz if he wants to stay in this thing. donald trump depending which poll you look at has been slightly below him, sometimes even, but ted cruz looks like he might take the state of the accident. of course if he does, he's likely to stay in this thing and the person really hurt by that
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is marco rubio. the team wants donald trump to take texas, so this becomes a head-to-head race because cruz will have no place to go after texas if he loses. it's harder for either to make headway against donald trump. >> what other states are you going to be watching closely? you've got a lot of southern states that are holding caucuses and primaries, but you've got a couple northern states which would be bellwethers, too. >> in massachusetts, it shows how he has been able to put together this reagan coalition as we used to call it. supervise speculation if he gets the nomination, he'll view hard in the rust belt and try to put together a coalition which could give him advantage over hillary clinton. in virginia, you've seen marco rubio make a play for the
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suburbanites to get the 30 and 40 somethings who are better educated and pull them in. if he can do that with the proportional way they are spreading these delegates, he can probably get enough to stay in this thing and continue to fight hard where his own state of florida comes up. those will be key states. tennessee is the first closed primary of the entire season. that's republicans voting for a republican, so we're going to have to really wait and see what happens there. >> let's talk about the democrats and sanders picking up one endorsement from congressman gabbert, be a rising star in the party. hillary has 40 senators that have now backed her. what's the path to the nomination look for for bernie sanders? >> it is a very tough path gag forward. if you believe the polls, hillary clinton is going to have a very good day tomorrow. sanders has tried to focus on california in particular, massachusetts, neighboring state to his home state of vermont,
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seeing how he can do in a place like virginia. beyond that, he's going to have a really difficult night. i think many people feel like if she wins as big as the polls say she is going to, it's going to be hard for him to push this through to the 15th. we will know who the nominee is after the 15th. a third of the delegates up for the nomination tomorrow. >> thanks so much for your insights. >> stephanie, hispanics, a huge voting block in super tuesday states like the accident and colorado. no surprise that they are being actively courted by all of the capped dates who are running. al jazeera's courtney keel explains. donald trump made a big deal of winning the latino vote. nevada's republican caucus. >> you know what i really am happy about? because i've been staying it for a long time, 46% with the hispanics, 46%, number one with hispanics. >> he left out the fact that less than 8% of the nearly 80,000 republicans who voted in
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the caucus are hispanic. >> how many of you are first time caucus goers, raise your hands? >> a report 27.3 latino voters across the country are eligible to to vote in this year's presidential election. >> no candidate democratic or republican can win without our vote, without the concerns we have. they need to address those concerns. >> polls suggest latinos mostly lean toward the democrats. hillary clinton is slightly favored overall. >> most likely to win the general election next november, and that's hillary clinton. >> 23 votes! >> as i understand it, we actually won the latino vote yesterday, which is a big breakthrough for us. >> that's not just what our analysis shows. >> according to a newark to know post, univision survey, 81% hispanics nationwide have an unfavorable view of donald trump
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and only 16% would vote for him over a democratic presidential candidate. if it holds up, a margin like that could decide the election. >> we are the party of diversity, not the democratic party. >> the poll also suggests that marco rubio and ted cruz would do far better than trump. >> our people are still a great people. >> both rubio and cruz often cite their cuban roots. >> the burning desire is to leave your children off better than yourself. you can only do that through free enterprise, that's what we stand for, not socialism like sanders and hillary clinton. >> it suggestion the republican nominee will need to win at least 47% of the hispanic vote to become the next president. a virginia town is remembering a rookie officer killed on her first day on the job. today, the suspect, an army
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staff sergeant is due in court. we have more. >> 28-year-old ashley was welcomed to the police department with this twitter picture and message be safe, but was killed a day after sworn in. >> it's a sad day for everybody in this room. it's a sad day for law enforcement. >> she was on patrol saturday responding to a domestic abuse call at this home when police say she and two other officers were shot. >> i just want to be clear that we have officers involved in a shooting. >> we have three officers that have been shot. >> the suspect is 32-year-old army staff sergeant ronald hamilton, assigned to the pentagon. his wife was found dead inside the home. his 11-year-old son also home was not hurt. she was rushed to the hospital but died. >> we weren't expecting it at all. >> her history with the
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department goes back to 2011 when she started out as an intern. she spent six years as a marine corps reservist as earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautics and masters in forensic science. >> she clearly had a passion to serve others in a way that went beyond herself. >> her patrol car draped in black and covered in flowers. the two other officers are expected to recover. >> ronald hamilton is expected to appear in court and faces two murder charges. the county prosecutor will likely seek the death penalty. >> she comes from a long line of law enforcement and military enforcement. >> her father killed himself in 2004, the day after he returned from iraq. he was buried with full military honors. her grandmother said that her death is a shock to the family. >> just a reminder of how dangerous it is to be a cop. thanks, i inez, police in salt lake city will not release body
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camera foot only after they fatally shot an 18-year-old. the teenager was reportedly attacking someone, was homeless and had been drinking. the officer say he had a metal stick and was using it as a weapon. his identity has not been reds. royal caribbean anthem of the seas coming back early. it was forced to turn back after sailing into hurricane force winds. this week, it was almost caught in another storm, this way on its way to the caribbean. several people there getting sick onboard with norovirus. the captain decided to cut short the cruise. it is expected to drop anchor wednesday. >> newly released email showing michigan's gone arranged for water filter donations while he was insisting that the water in flint, michigan was safe to drink. governor rick snyder released those emails over the weekend. his office said the filters were for odor and taste and not anything related to health. the emails also revealed the anonymous dope nors of $20,000
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worth of filters is meyer and color r. >> one city in colorado has taken home top honors for its tap water. el dorado springs received the top prize at the international water tasting contest in west virginia. clear brook british colombia was named best in the world. a storm system will cause a swing in our temperatures. good morning again, nicole. >> a couple of areas we are watching as we head out the door, we're going to call it a lesser system moving east today and snow back behind that. what we have coming through the rockies is going to continue to develop as it pulse into the central united states. that one is going to cause far more changes. already today, we could see a slight risk of states like oklahoma in the bullseye of all of that. it's slight and i would say the different elements of severe weather, winds, tornadoes, hail, hail is the most likely through
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the course of the day today. then as we get into tomorrow, it develops a little larger, so you can see this really anywhere from the gulf coast up toward the great lakes. that area increasing as it moves along. of course, a lot of people heading to the polls tomorrow, so for the super tuesday, we're looking at moisture anywhere from again, the gulf coast to portions of the great lakes. the northern end of that could be some areas of snow. we talked about temperature changes. through the midsection of the country today, ahead of all that, we had really warm temperatures. wichita, kansas could be around 70 degrees as all of this moves in tomorrow. watch the yell lows shift to greens and blues. some of these temperatures in the midsection of the country drop 10 to 20 degrees. in the meantime, similar to the east coast, after that nice mild sunday, temperatures head a little more toward reality. >> we enjoyed that taste of spring. nicole mitchell, thank you. >> now to the oscars. if you missed it last night,
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some of us stayed up late and feeling it right now, the biggest story line not so much the films as diversity. >> as al jazeera's hermela aregawi reports, some of the questions were addressed head on. >> oscar goes to. spotlight. >> a movie about the catholic church coverup of sexual abuse by priests took home the biggest prize of the oscars, best picture. >> and the oscar goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> leonardo dicaprio won his first oscar after six nominations, for his role in "the revenant." chris rock turned the issue back to the issue hanging over the awards, diversity. >> i'm here in the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people choice awards. >> rock dove right in from the opening monologue to the final moment. he suggested the answer was
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because african-americans had bigger things to protest for the last 88 years. >> when your grandmother is swinging from a tree, it's really hard to care about best documentary foreign short. >> he took a jab at jada pinkett-smith who stayed home and her husband, will smith who wasn't nominated for his role in concussion. >> it's not fair that will was paid $20 million for wild wild west, ok? >> between the laughs, there were also hard truths about hollywood. >> hollywood is sorority racist, it's like we like you, rhonda, but you're not a kappa. >> he told the story of a white house event attended by fellow celebrities and said this. >> mr. president, you see all these writers and producers and actors? they don't hire black people, and they're the nicest white people on earth.
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they're liberals. cheese! >> a number of actors took part in a series of skits that showed what it would be like for black actors to play famous white roles. >> look at me! a black the they say peen starrg in his first role. >> don't worry, black astronaut, we will. >> can we just leave him up there? >> mad max, fury road. >> as far as this year's awards, mad max fury road took home the most oscars with six. >> alejandro. >> the revenant director grabbed his second straight oscar in the category and brie larson won best actress for "room." >> total beauty tweeted out this picture with the caption we had no idea open practice was padded
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and we love it. the problem is that's obviously whoopi goldberg. it was tweeted and retweeted. we all love whoopi goldberg, but we all don't look alike. >> they tweet and said our error, there is no excused and we're very sorry. >> they are making light of this and sometimes you have to laugh, but hollywood is a multi-billion dollars industry and when you talk about something that has has much influence for so many people, the lack of diversity causes a ripple down effect for society. >> chris rock did sort of take hollywood to task for political correctness and general. then you see a tweet like that and think maybe they need some of that correctness. hermela aregawi, thank you so much. we're look closer at the oscars, the diversity controversy.
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visiting cuba for care. >> as foreign patients go for medical tourism, the new push to get americans to do the same.
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a nurse who recovered from ebola then had life threatening complications has been released from the hospital again, a hospital in london said she went home sunday and is not infectious. she recovered about a year ago but then in october, doctors found the virus in her tissue and brain. she contracted ebola in september of 2014 when working in sierra leone. cuba has long been renowned for the quality of health care. medical tourism is a major source of income there. now the island is eyeing americans who may want to visit for treatment. >> riding a horse is strengthening the muscles in miguel's back. the venezuelan boy has cerebral
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palsey and getting long term treatment at this havana hospital. two probation brought him here from ghana. in three months, he's made great strides remaining mobility. he's paid $10,000 for day in and day out physical speech and occupational therapy. >> cuba has the best value. >> this sits on 17 hectares. start likes to think of it as a hospital and hotel. >> in its 20 years of operation, 52,000 people have come hear to he'll foreign minister article from canada, china and europe. people around coming for state of the art treatment. the u.s. imposed embargo on cuba have made it difficult for hospitals to obtain certain equipment and medicine and the
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government said it hurt its ability to market, specifically to the united states. with ties expanding between the two countries, the cuban government feels optimistic. >> it is very important market, the u.s., we can design for them. >> we came across this group of americans touring the hospital. >> i just wanted to know about it and to see what was being done in cuba for myself and to understand that rather than making assumptions about it. >> weather there's an untapped american market remains to be seen. in the meantime, people such as miguel and franklin may be the best advertisement for cuba's medical tourism industry. the hope is both will soon walk out on their own. natasha, al jazeera, havana,
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cuba. >> a message in a bottle turning up in france after a trip around the world. ben and judy johnson put a message in the bottle and dollar bill, four years later it washed up in france. the french man who found it texting, saying he found their bottle with the message, ben and julie forever. >> almost to the day for valentines' day. admitting enormous mistakes by the church, a top vatican official talks about sex abuse by priests. we are back in two minute witness more. stay with us. >> that harmony, that politeness and that equilibrium that japanese people call "wa." at the other side of history, fukushima's heroes were not enough. people have lost their trust,
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especially in the authorities. the myth of nuclear energy, of it being economic, safe and clean has been swept away.
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propping to deliver urgent aid to starving residents in syria. chaos at the border, police firing tear gas at refugees trying to break down this fence
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between greece and macedonia. >> i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. and the racial divide in hollywood takes center stage at the oscars. welcome back to your world this morning, i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. there is one day of campaigning left before the biggest day of the presidential race so far, super tuesday. voters in 12 states making their chases. for democrats, 865 delegates are up for grabs, nearly a third needed to win the party's nomination. for republicans, 595 delegates are at stake, just under halfway to the gop convention. we're going to start live with two of the most important states, al jazeera is in
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virginia and dallas. heidi, good morning. how important for senator ted cruz, how important is texas for him? >> texas is everything for ted cruz. with it's 155 delegates at state, it is the crown jewel of super tuesday and ted cruz's home state. here is where he's very popular among republican voters and cruz himself said it is the most important day in the entire election. polls show cruz has a lead 13 points ahead of trump. many say if he does not win here, he may as well throw at the towel. cruz is a good old boy here in the accident. others are throwing support. periwill be campaigning with him in two events. it is the only state in which
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donald trump is not leading. he is taking aim at trump comparing them to hillary clinton and blasting him for his refusal to concretely denounce an endorsement from the k.k.k.'s donald-david duke. >> jam the voter turnout has been low, but you just never know. in nevada, donald trump trump won with 44% of the latino vote among gop primary voters. he could do the same in the accident. at a rally in fort worth on friday, i saw a substantial la he tinies for trump movement. >> just yesterday, we know that trump got a big endorsement from alabama senator jeff sessions.
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how significant is that endorsement for mr. trump? >> well, it's very significant, stephanie and a big below to ted cruz, who had been accepting sessions' endorsement for himself. cruz named sessions as a very valuable ally in the fight over immigration reform in the senate, and for sessions to instead support donald trump, that is very -- that is an obstacle to overcome for the cruz campaign, because it not only helps to dissuade cruz's efforts of labeling trump as a false conservative, but is a hit to cruz's southern firewall strategy. >> heidi, thank you. another pitch vatical state voting tomorrow is virginia. usher, marco rubio was there sunday, donald trump, hillary clinton holding campaign events today. explain to us why virginia is so important. >> right here in virginia,
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you've got 49 statewide delegates at stake for the republicans, 95 for the democrats. it's increasingly becoming an important state for both parties. one of the things that they're looking at is these delegates here in virginia are proportionately awarded. it's not a winner takes all at all. cruz and rubio are supported by campaign ads, but all are making efforts to come to the state, donald trump and hillary clinton expected at various events around the state today. marco rubio arrived sunday to talk to supporters at which time he took another opportunity to take aim at the gop front runner. >> this has been a very different election year, and things of worked out in ways no one anticipated and as a result today, the republican party, the conservative movement, the party of lincoln and reagan is on the
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verge potentially of nominating a con artist to be our nominee for president. >> come november, all eyes will be on virginia, because it's a good indicator of what may happen as we've seen in the post, virginia demographically very closely matches what we see national voter turnout wise and it's something that both parties are looking forward to. would be a feather in the cap to win a primary here in virginia. it gives a good litmus test for what may happen come november. >> the state is now described as purple as opposed to red or blue. what are the polls saying about just who is in front? >> well right now, we see the latest polls here in virginia show that donald trump has a slight lead over marco rubio. ted cruz coming in third, and also hillary clinton has an edge here. the momentum she's trying to build here in virginia coming out of a huge win in south carolina, one of those -- the win there in south carolina very
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much attributed to big support from the african-american voter turnout and that's something she's looking to capitalize on here in virginia, as well, del. >> usher, thank you very much. donald trump is in damage control mode over his reaction to an endorsement by former k.k.k. leader david duke. >> the controversy started on wednesday, when the white supremacist david duke, former grand wizard of the ku klux klan urged listeners to support donald trump. >> running against donald trump at this point is really treason to your heritage. when this show's over, go out, call the republican party, but call donald trump's headquarters, volunteer. >> at a press conference friday, trump responded. >> i didn't even know he endorsed me. david took endorsed me? ok. i disavow, ok? >> the anti defamation league called on trump to condemn david
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duke's racism with that c.n.n. repeatedly pressed trump. >> even if you don't know about their endorsement, there are groups and individuals endorsing you go. would you say unequivocally you condemn them and don't want their support? >> i have to look at the group. i don't know what group you're talking about. >> i'm talking about david duke and the ku klux klan. >> i don't know david duke and i don't know anything about him. >> trump tweeted and repeated his disa vowal but his opponents saw an opening and pounced. >> should the head of the conservative movement, should the republican nominee be someone that today like donald trump refused, refused to criticize the ku klux klan? >> later sunday, john kasich also weighed in with this tweet, hate groups have no place in america. we are stronger together, end are story.
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>> by late afternoon when trump addressed a large rally in alabama and notched his first senate endorsement, for yet another day, he had managed to define and dominate the day's political news. erica pitzi, al jazeera. a former chris christie backer is blasting christie's enforcement of donald trump. who you lad packard c.e.o. released this statement: gone christie reacted to the comments. >> listen, i love meg whitman, she's a great friend to me and mary pat. always has been. we obviously from that statement have a difference of political opinion. that's ok. that's what makes this country great. meg has always been free to express her views and i honor her and we absolutely adore our relationship with her.
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>> he denied telling a reporter that he would not endorse trump. hillary clinton is going to campaign today in massachusetts and verge. sunday, she got the backing of a sitting president, albeit a functional one. tony gold win who plays the president on scandal on t.v. joined clinton in nashville, telling voters there he is supporting clinton over bernie sanders because he says she gets things done. at a rally, gold win calling clinton tireless in her efforts. >> we all need to fight as hard for hillary as we know she will fight for us when she gets behind that desk in the oval office, the one that i pretend to sit behind in my day job. >> i was in los angeles not long ago, and i went over and looked at the set that they film scandal on, and boy was it realistic. >> clinton also saying that scandal star kerry washington will sob appear in commercials for her. >> bernie sanders has had his
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share of celebrity endorsements and has the backing of a rising star in the democratic party. >> we can elect a pot who will lead us into more interventionist wars of regime change or we can elect a president who will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity. it's with this clear choice in mind that i'm resigning so that i can strongly support better than sand as the democratic nominee for president of the united states. >> sander will crisscross the country looking for voter support from minneapolis to massachusetts. >> if you enjoyed the weather this weekend, enjoy it a little less, there are two storm systems now that can create problems starting your week. good morning, nicole. >> it was pretty quiet over the weekend. we had a couple of spots of rain, places like the northwest,
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but overall a quiet pattern and a lot of what we see today is fairly quiet. we do have one front moving in through the northeast, a little snow behind that. we'll also watch this system that right now is a lot of cloud cover, but that will pull out of the rockies. we have mostly some light rain, moderate to light rain moving through portions of the east coast and snow behind that. most of that is in the upper peninsula of michigan. all of this continues to move through. this is mostly a today thing, and then we quiet briefly. this next system even later today will start developing in the central plains. by the time we get into tomorrow, this comes widespread with more moisture. northern side has more snow, the southern side showers and storms. there could be severe storms with this, particularly today's threat, states like oklahoma watching for that potential for hail.
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tomorrow, of course the big election and you can see how widespread some of that major is, not all at the same time, but hopefully doesn't keep too many people from the polls. the little core of warm air, still 50's and 60's today, thanking on for one more day before temperatures nudge colder. >> today a leap year, so a person who is 84 turns 21 today. >> apparently a good day to propose, i've heard. the biggest story line at the oscars last night wasn't so much the films as diversity in films. >> as al jazeera's herm ago reports, questions have racism and diversity were tackled head on. >> oscar goes to. spotlight.
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>> a movie about the catholic church coverup of sexual abuse by priests took home the biggest prize of the oscars, best picture. >> and the oscar goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> leonardo dicaprio won his first oscar after six nominations, for his role in "the revenant." chris rock turned the conversation back to the issue hanging over the awards, diversity. >> i'm here in the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people choice awards. >> rock dove right in from the opening monologue to the final moment. he suggested the answer was because african-americans had bigger things to protest for the last 88 years. >> when your grandmother is swinging from a tree, it's really hard to care about best documentary foreign short. >> he also took a jab at jada pinkett-smith who stayed home and her husband, will smith who wasn't nominated for his role in concussion. >> it's also not fair that will was paid $20 million for wild wild west, ok? >> between the laughs, there
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were also some hard truths about hollywood. >> hollywood is sorority racist, it's like we like you, rhonda, but you're not a kappa. >> he told the story of a white house event attended by many fellow celebrities and recalled telling president obama this. >> mr. president, you see all these writers and producers and actors? they don't hire black people, and they're the nicest white people on earth. they're liberals. cheese! even the famous list of celebrities that passed away. >> in this list, it's going to be black people shot by cops going to the movies. >> a series of skits showed black actors playing in
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nominated movies roles. >> yeah, you should get me. >> don't worry, black astronaut, we will. >> it will cost $2,500. >> that's a lot. can we just leave him up there? >> mad max, fury road. >> mad max took home the most oscars with six. >> the revenant director grabbed his second straight oscar in the category and brie larson won best actress for "room." total beauty tweeted out this picture with the caption we had no idea open practice was tatted and we love it. the problem is obviously that's whoopi goldberg. the tweet was deleted but not before thousands retweeted. total beauty apologized in a
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tweet saying in part it was our error and there were no excuses, we're sorry. >> open practice also doesn't have dreads. >> there are a lot of things that make them different. >> when we say it was tackled head on, that means it was tackled head on. we're going to be talking about the oscars and issue of tires city. the issue of safety turns violent for refugees. >> these scenes of desperation as refugees try to break down the fence bordering greece and macedonia. >> trying to deliver much needed aid to syrians today as the truce begins to crack.
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violent clashes between refugees trying to reach northwest europe and border guards trying to stop them. >> 7,000 people mainly fleeing syria and iraq are stranded in a greektown on the macedonian border. they tried to breakthrough a border fence today. border police used tear gas to stop them. we have the latest. >> it started with a rumor that the border crossing had opened. there were many people sitting here on the railroad tracks. when that rumor spread, people started running. everybody pushed all the way
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down the railroad tracks, about 100 meters from here where there is a gate that oches and closes each time the cargo trains go through. they pushed through that fence as much as they could. some of them managed to get through on the other side, but there is heavy forces deployed on the other side, not only macedonia, czechs, hungarians patrolling that border. the macedonians have used tear gas to push all these people back and the situation as it is at the moment is that you have some people who are sitting there chanting open the borders, open the borders. there is a huge disappointment, because this is an emotional roller coaster for refugees stranded here. some have been stranded for 10 days, waiting for borders to open, waiting for the number to be called. this is a frontier to the balkan route. from there, you can reach western europe.
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otherwise, you're stranded on this side, and it's been hermetically closed. i would say a trickle have been able to go through over the last 48 hours, maybe 600 at the most have made it through, so that is now the frontier to western europe. >> that was a report from the greece-macedonia border. voters in switzerland rejecting a plan to deport migrants. opponents say the law unfairly targeted citizens. russia is reported to have vital the truce in syria, targeting sit sense with war
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planes. many syrians still suffer despite the truce. >> he feels the word abandoned him. he's had his home destroyed twice in the past five years. >> they bombed my home as we were trying to escape. they destroyed my car, which had all my belongings in it. >> russia says it's only bombing isil fighters in what the kremlin describes as terrorists in syria. i asked why he believes his town was targeted. >> there were no terrorists in our town. the russians were targeting civilians. they want to expel the arabs so the others can move in. >> they are now in the camp, but it's not equipped to accommodate all these people. there are only a handful of toilets for 10 of thousands, medicine is in short supply and
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nothing to combat the cold. 100,000 loaves of bread and meals are visited every day. they have blankets and 3,000 tents, but say much, much more is needed. >> unfortunately, the international community, they are not doing enough, which we expect from them hopefully after the ceasefire, which is recently signed by both sides, it will encourage the international communities to provide the services. >> both turkish and qatar aid agencies set up tents to shelter the thousands ever in terribly displaced. the conditions here are dire, to say the least. >> this is essentially the drainage system, essentially just a couple of inches dug into the ground. if there's any sort of significant rainfall, all of that water will flood into the
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camp, not only adding to the bitter cold, but increasing the risk of the spread of disease across this camp. >> she has come by foot walking together with her four children. two of them desperately need medical care and she fears for their lives. >> where shall i go? tell me where. put us in a place so we can die peacefully and we will. we don't even want to live anymore, we want to die peacefully. >> her cry is that of a mother whose children's lives are slipping away as she watches helplessly. >> both of this woman's children are disabled with mental illnesses. they cower in their tents trying to stay warm. they are lucky to have found food and shelter. the cessation of hostilities agreement is meant for aid to reach all those in need across syria. the sheer destruction and
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devastation to people's lives and property makes that an almost impossible task. what is more daunting to think about is how or if all that is destroyed will ever be built. al jazeera, northern syria. >> and american college student detained in north korea for the last two months has confessed to breaking the law. >> on the early morning of january 1, 2016, i committed my crime of taking out the important political slogan from the staff only area of the international hotel aimed at harming the work ethic and motivation of the korean people. >> that is otto frederik warmbier. he made that confession in pyongyang. he said he took down a banner with a slogan. north carolina said he requested to speak. the state department has declined to comment on his case.
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still ahead, the biggest day on the primary cal, a closer look at the issues and what's at stake on super tuesday. >> also an arrest in the murder of a rookie police officer who died on her first day on the job.
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>> there is so many changes in my life... 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? >> i lived that character. >> we will be able to see change.
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today the candidates are making their final push for super tuesday. the voters head to the polls or caucuses tomorrow. for democrats, 865 delegates are up for grabs, for republicans, 595 are at stake, enough for a candidate on either side of the i'll to emerge as the big leader. alabama is one of the closest watched states in tomorrow's voting. jonathan martin joins us from birmingham. good morning. donald trump is leading his fellow republicans there and picked up a big endorsement this weekend. tell us more. >> well, good morning to you, stephanie. unless there's some big surprise between now and tomorrow, looks like donald trump will be ahead. some of the biggest rallies we've seen have been in alabama for donald trump. you mentioned he picked up a big endorsement, u.s. senator jeff
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sessions endorsed him yesterday, making him the first u.s. senator to come out and endorse donald trump. donald trump has continued to have a growing number of evangelical and conservative voters come to his side. they're showing up at his rallies. as far as who else could emerge as a second place or who could emerge as a second place finisher, it is a tossup between rubio and cruz. while it seemed cruz would dominate, it appears that marco rubio, according to national polls will come out in second place. he has picked up key endorsements. fifty delegates at stake. fifty at stake here in alabama, so all the candidates really made stops here in the state over the weekend, but donald trump again holding that big rally yesterday where a lot of people showed up. >> what are the big issues voters talking about in that state? >> when it comes to the democratic side, you have a lot of voters concerned about
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raising the minimum wage, they are talking about criminal justice reform. keep in mind among the gop voters, most of them are considered evangelical, about 70% of the people here considered evangelical voters. they're talking about issues like abortion and concerned about religious freedom. when you go to rallies or look into the rallies donald trump has, those issues aren't necessarily coming up as much. he, donald trump is mainly talking about immigration, talking about trade policies, some of those issues seems to be the themes that get the loudest applause. certainly a lot of issues here for a lot of the voters, so again, they are voting tomorrow, not just here in alabama, but several of these southern states, that's why they call it the s.e.c. primary, you have alabama, arkansas, you have georgia, you have tennessee voting, as well. >> those southern states are key obviously for the democrats. hillary clinton is riding off a big win in the south in south
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carolina. could that give her a boost and tuesday? >> she is certainly hoping to have a repeat of south carolina. she has been in alabama over got weekend. she held a rally and speech at miles college, a small historically black college in birmingham, alabama, speaking to a crowd, hoping to do a repeat of south carolina and get a large proportion of the african-american vote. she talked issues like supporting historically black colleges. she also talked about raising the minimum wage and tried to position herself as the candidate who wants to be seen as an extension of president obama's legacy. she's been here campaigning hard and it appears according to polls that she will come out with a pretty commanding lead here tomorrow. >> jonathan martin, thank you. the african-american vote playing a major role in the race for the white house. hillary clinton and bernie sanders both hoping to appeal to blacks by highlighting criminal justice reform among other
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topics. one family is at the for front and it is split over who they should report. marry snow has the story. >> i thank you. i thank you so much. >> they are a family united by tragedy, divided over politics. relatives of eric garner have become act visits, fighting for justice and reform after garner died at the hands of new york city police officers in a death deemed a homicide. garner was unarmed and repeatedly said he couldn't breathe. >> i can't breathe. >> the july 2014 video of his death sparked protest across the nation demanding criminal justice reform. now, garner's 25-year-old daughter, erika and his mother gwen carr are taking active roles in the 2016 presidential campaign, but on different sides. >> i think the right candidate is secretary clinton. she is the one for us. >> i think we need to believe in
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a leader like bernie sanders. >> besides appearing in that commercial for sanders, erika garner has also campaigned for the presidential hopeful in south carolina, but admits she wasn't always a fan. she says she cheered protestors from the black lives matter movement when they interrupted's his events with you changed his mind after finding out sanders was arrested in the 1960's during a safely rights movement, as seen here in the chicago tribune photo. >> for him to stand with black people when it was unpopular and his whole career of being in the house senate or, you know, whatever elected position that he was in, it made me really think about him not being a part of this establishment. >> another factor that swayed her, she says is that sanders grew up in brooklyn among immigrants, where she and her
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6-year-old daughter live. garner's grandmother sees things differently. carr didn't respond to our request for an interview, but spoke out while campaigning for clinton. she's part of a group of mothers whose children died in encounters with police or during racially charged incidents. >> we empower each other so my son's deathed not be in vain, and i will walk, speak, rally, do whatever it takes until my voice is heard, and until justice is served. that's why i ask all of you to vote and to pick the right candidate. >> carr took part in events with clinton focusing on criminal justice reform. it's a cheap sanders has also embraced as both candidates for african-american voters. a reuters poll found that
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african-americans support clinton by a 3-1 margin nationwide but among younger african-american voters, clinton support narrows. the split between erika garner and her grandmother speaks to that divide. >> do you talk to your grandmother about politics, this campaign? >> no, i haven't spoken to my grandmother, but i wish her well in everything that she's doing. i wish her success. we're both fighting for the same thing. >> you're united in grief, divided in politics. >> i guess so. that's what a lot of people are saying, but i don't really see it as being divided. they are using their voices and standing together. it might not be of what i agree with, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. >> mary snow, al jazeera. a virginia town is remembering a rookie officer killed on her first day on the
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job. last night, there was a candlelight vigil for ashley gwyndon. an army staff sergeant is to appear in court today. >> the 28-year-old was welcomed to the prince county police department with this twitter picture and message be safe, but was killed just a day after sworn in. >> it's a sad day for everybody in this room. it's a sad day for law enforcement. >> gwyndon was on patrol saturday responding to a domestic abuse call at this home when police say she and two other officers were shot. >> i just want to be clear, do we have officers involved in a shooting? >> we have three officers that have been shot. >> the suspect is 32-year-old army staff sergeant ronald hamilton, assigned to the pentagon. his wife was found dead inside the home. his 11-year-old son also home but not hurt.
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she was rushed to the hospital but died. >> we weren't expecting it at all. >> her history with the department goes back to 2011 when she started out as an intern. she spent six years as a marine corps reservist and earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautics and masters in forensic science. >> she clearly had a passion to serve others in a way that went beyond herself. >> her patrol car draped in black and covered in flowers. the two other officers are expected to recover. >> ronald hamilton is expected to appear in court and faces two murder charges. the county prosecutor will likely seek the death penalty. >> how often have officers been killed in that police department? >> this is the fourth line of duty death in the department history and it's been around 46 years. the neighborhood where this occurred is popular among military personnel and federal workers, because it's close to
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washington. >> thank you very much. newly released emails show michigan's gun arranged for water filter donations while he was publicly insisting the water in flint was safe to drink. governor rick snyder released emails from the summer of 2015. his offers says the filters were for aesthetic concerned, odors and taste and not health issues. the emails revealed the anonymous donors of filters as clorox. >> we ever subtle changes over the next few days. here's the broad picture. we have a front coming through the northeast today, not a lot of rain with this. it will be in and out pretty quickly. cooler temperatures behind that tomorrow. also a little bit of snow with that, but more persistent is going to be this system that is into the rockies. that will pull out already starting today and cause changes. one of those, we do have enough
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heat to help support this, along with the instability for some isolated, severe weather. the biggest threat to this would be hail and kind of the bullseye around that is oklahoma. as we move into the day tomorrow, we get a little bit more moisture that this picks up, a broader area, anywhere from the great lakes all the way down to the gulf coast is where we will be watching for that risk into tomorrow. tomorrow is a bigger risk. tomorrow is a big primary day, so as we look across the country, that's that wet spot, that impacts people going to the polls. on the northern tier could be snow causings problems, as well, so a couple of things to watch for. >> in terms of temperature changes, sometime today, one more milder day, 50's and 60's and where we really of the warmth into the day today is portions like the central plains, temperatures will be in the 70's. wichita could be in the mid 70's. tomorrow that will be in the 50's. temperatures will drop
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10-20 degrees into tomorrow and we nudge down the east coast temperatures, as well, from those two different systems. >> a rather stunning and disturbing admission from a top vatican official on the issue of sexual abuse. one of the highest ranking members of the church in australia now call the coverup a catastrophe. al jazeera has more from rome. >> i swear by almighty god. >> taking the witness stand on the other side of the world. sunday night, the cardinal and questions from rome via video link. now in charge of the vatican economy, he was a senior priest and later the archbishop of melbourne from the 1970's to the 1990's, where tens of children were abused by priests. the commission wants to know whether he knew and why he didn't do anything about it. >> it's a long time ago, but i
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can't remember such complaints and normally, they would have been addressed to the education office, not to the vicar. >> that might be the case that normally they would be addressed, but from time to time they came to your attention? >> well, i can't remember any such examples, but my memory might be false. >> he said he was too unwell to travel to australia to face the commission in person, a claim that sparked widespread outrage in a crowd funding campaign that raised more than $150,000 in a week to cover travel expenses to rome for 15 survivors. >> we've got to look at their faces, the ones who have been damaged by the clergy. >> at 11 years old, he was
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abused by his uncle, since convicted of 80 counts of child abuse. he was o the first survivor to speak out. he said the cardinal knew both him and his abuser. >> cardinal, well he was bishop then had been a family friend. i've known him since i was a child and he was the bishop where i was living. i called him in the hope that he could help me in some way. he said to me what will it take to keep you quiet? >> he agreed the church failed to protect children. >> i had just reread the file of rigsdale, the expriest and the way he was dealt with was a catastrophe, a cat free for the victims and a catastrophe for
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the church. >>ed card necessarily will give evidence once a day at least until wednesday. easy not facing criminal charges, but should the abuse commission ruled that he ignored or protect'd abusers, his position at vatican chief of the economy could become unattainable. president obama will award the highest military honor to a seal team today. he earned the honor for helping rescue an american hostage in afghanistan in 2012. he had to take down several taliban fighters to save the hostage and a fellow seal died in the mission. we are going to talk about that diversity debate. >> if they nominated hosts, i wouldn't even get this job. you'd all be watching kneel patrick harris right now. >> chris rock tackles racism in
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hollywood at the oscars.
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al jazeera america. well, i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. hollywood is sow roarty racist, it's like we like you, rhonda, but you're not a kappa. >> biting commentary from chris
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rock. your reaction to last night? >> well, i've had a plethora of reactions. i cringed, a laughed, it was thought provoking. at moments i just thought this is in a incredibly difficult task for this man to handle. >> it seemed painful to watch last night. >> he seemed nervous which is pretty rare. he was previous live at ease in the role. it was clear from the moment he stepped on stage that he was carrying an incredible weight on his showed. one would argue it was an albatross around his neck. this man has to work in this town so has to skewer the crowds but not tip over the line where he's blacklisted. >> he he said he was at the white house and told the president that these are the
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liberals, the white people that should get it, but they don't get it. do you think after last night they get it and if so, why, is it because they feel there is a problem with diversity or think economically it is going to hurt them. >> i think both. if they didn't get it last night, they are never going to get it and i think so much of last night was spent addressing the idea of diversity it was a distraction from the actual party that is supposed to be the academy awards. everyone wants to feel this year, minorities as well as non-minorities. i think they won't want to repeat this again. >> is it just hollywood, because even if hollywood makes movies that are more diverse, this weekend i went to see race about jesse owens. i had a hard time finding a theater showing it.
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even if the movies are made, how do you get the box office to accept and show them? >> i think the great thing about what's happened now is there is diversity in ways of imbibe be films, so you don't have to go to the theaters to get them. you can be at home on demand, netflix, so there are a plethora of options. if something dice at the box office, it doesn't necessarily mean it's dead period. there are a number of opposites now. >> do you believe that after last night hollywood gets it or this is just an embarrassing chapter in hollywood? >> if it's an embarrassing chapter, i hope it's illuminative of what we can do moving forward. let's make sure it's not a conversation that stops right now. let's make sure this conversation provokes actual change. i think if anyone there had their faculties, they are very clear about the fact that there has to be a difference here. the thing i think that is
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particularly interesting about chris rock's tightrope is he went after everybody. he went after the smiths in a way that i was not expecting at all. to me, that was the surprise of the evening, even more surprising than sly stone losing. i thought that chris would be pro pro pro black and he was not at all. he went after jada pink coat smith, the kids crawled it dragging, he dragged her through the media and dragged will smith about making $20 million for wild wild west. it was really, really thought provoking, shocking and i don't know, not going to the barbecue this summer, that's for sure. >> let me ask you this. did it take the wins for some of the performers. we are talking about the lack of diversity, about chris rock, we are not talking about the fact that mad max out performed expect is as and that leonardo
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dicaprio won. >> i think it's the most political oscars we had. lady gaga brought out rape survivors during her performers. leonardo dicaprio address the climate change during his acceptance speech. i think yesterday's moment was a chance for everyone to address their issues. it was not about it being a party. it was about people using their bully pulpit to address what was on their hazard and minds. >> where does the audience go from here. we talk about hollywood and diversity, but what can the audience do to make their voices heard? >> you either go or you don't. i think cash is the motivator. this is what decides what gets made and what doesn't get made. hollywood is essentially a business. they don't see black, they don't see white. they see green. you either vote with your pocketbook or you don't. >> it is a multi-billion dollars industry. >> or your wallet. >> or your wallet.
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thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> steph. >> thanks, dell. rising waters and the race to safe wildlife, the ripple effect from unusually heavy rainfall.
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after record rainfall last month in florida, the army corps of engineers is working to alleviate the risk which flooding. for the first time, they are releasing water from the lake to everglades national park. critics say the move is killing
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fish and ruining the area's ecosystem. >> from the shore and from the air, the view can be striking, but it's exactly what charter boat captain josh doesn't want to see. >> it's disgusting brown, nasty, looks like poop water, man, and it's normally nice, clear, aqua, you can see through it. >> a tied of murky brown water, you can clearly see flowing into canals and rivers across south florida, all coming prom the lake. record rain pushed the lake to its minutes. worried it may flood, the army corps of he can nears opened the floodgates, a rare move this time of year and released billions of gallons of water, much runoff from farms filled with chemicals and fertilizer. >> we are in an unfortunate position where we're having to weigh public safety
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considerations versus environmental considerations, and right now, we feel the public safety considerations, the threat of the dike breach outweigh those environmental considerations. >> leaders here say it threatens the ecology and economy. it's blamed for killing fish and possibly jobs. since southwest florida's $3 billion a year tourism industry release on clearwater. >> this honestly is probably the b.p. of our area. it is costing us our environment, costs you go our marine life. >> there's your dead fish right there. >> tourists are now cabs yelling trips. his charter boat business dropped by a third. >> i just don't know how much more i can handle. you can only get hit so many times before you can't get back up, you know. >> the mayors from this area have gone to washington looking for help. what is it you do want the corps of engineers to do then? >> fix the dike. fix the dike.
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it sounds simple, but the cost to do that is extremely high. >> leaders urge lawmakers this week to fast track projects that would strengthen the lake and protect the environment. the core has already spent millions on improvements. many say it's not nearly enough. >> the river in this area has brought so much joy and happiness to my life, i don't want it to end, you know, that's what we're fighting for. >> a fight upstream, he says to clear these troubled waters. jonathan betz, al jazeera, fort myers, florida. the ocean holds plenty of mysteries. it came in a message in a bottle. ben and julie johnson getting engaged in valentine's day 2012. they tossed a bottle with a message in the ocean. a man in france found it. >> he texted though saying he found it. the romantics still alive.
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that's it for us here in new york. >> we're back tomorrow morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. simmering tensions explode on greece's border with macedonia where refugees have tried to breakthrough. hello, we are live from doha. also ahead on the show, as a partial truce continues to hold, the u.n. is drying to deliver aid to 150,000 people in syria. a top vatican official testifies the catholic church made norm" mistakes in allowing thousand was children to be abused by priests. peru declares a state

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