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top of. that's it for this episode. see you next time. dive deep into these stories and go behind the scenes at follow us on social well. this is al jazeera america, live from new york. i am erica. here is today's top stories. new details in the brussels attacks. three men charged with terror offenses while security concerns postpone a unity rally scheduled tomorrow. three states holding caucuses for the democrat i can president candidates and senator bernie sanders winning alaska. supporters match in minneapolis as they wait to hear if two police officers will be charged with killing an unarmed black
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man. >> it was unlanced. the cops told me that he claimed he had a carbon monoxide leak in the car. >> reporter: one family's mission to change the law after their loved one is killed by an unlicensed driver who has only been charged with a misdemeanor. ♪ ray sea of flowers in the 70 are of buts little is growing by the hour. house of people are coming to the square in tribute to the victims of the airport and subway bombings earlier this week. and sad news about an american couple missing in brussels. 30-year-old justin schultz is dead, according to his brother. his wife stephanie is still missing. the couple was living in brussels and had just dropped off stephanie's mother at the airport. and there are more developments in the brussels attacks, belgian prosecutors say they have
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charged three men with terror offenses over the suicide attacks. one of the men is believed to be the third bomber at the brussels airport. investigators now believe the same network carried out both the paris attacks last november and this week's brussels bombings. al jazeera's paul brennan is in brussels. >> reporter: in the middle here is brahim, on the left that jim. the man on the right, the two accomplices blew themselves up on tuesday but the third man's device failed for explode and he fled. the belgian media is naming him. the location of his arrest seems extraordinary. this is a man who may be the third airport bomber, a bomber whose photograph has been all over the belgian media for the last three days. and yet he was arrested here just outside the federal prosecutors' offices a place crawling with soldiers and police. but there are new names and new connections emerging every day.
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it's now clear that the paris and brussels attacks were the work of one network, not separate cells. the brussels ai airport bomberss connected by dn actual evidence to an address used by the paris bombers. his dna was found on explosive belts used at the bataclan theatre in paris and the stade de france being the suicide bomber at brussels metro, was khaled. who had rented the safe house which the paris attackers used before their attacks. and also rented the hide out in suburban brussels where saleh fled after paris, but several accomplices are stick being hunted including this man. 101 casualties are still being treated in hospital. four of those killed in tuesday's bomb attacks have yet
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to be positively identified. it's a difficult and forensic task. >> translator: you have to understand that a terrorist bomb contains small and large metal pieces that these hit the victims at a high speed. out of respect for the relatives we won't release further details. >> reporter: brussels remains tense. the interior minister and brussels mayor urged the postponement of a big memorial rally planned for central brussels on sunday. policing that gathering, they said, would hamper the bombings inquiries. >> for these inquiries we need a lot of police capacity all over the country. and it's our main priority to let the police in the best circumstances possible do these inquiries. >> reporter: the organizers agreed. the rally is off. but the grieving goes on, paul brennan, al jazeera, brussels. >> and joining me from water
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town, massachusetts is al jazeera security contributor and research associate at m.i.t. jill walsh. thanks for being with us, jim. >> good to be with you erica. >> you heard in the story about the dna being found at the bataclan and then we are hearing that turkey had supposedly warned belgian about one of the brothers believing involved in strings lift training. where is the breakdown happening and why? >> i think there are several things at work here, belgium is in europe so eights a rich country but not as rich as germany or france. so what they developed to counter terrorism was limited. yet at the same time the threat was very high. why do say that i? in terms of the number of people who traveled from that country and we want to syria, presumably to engage in fighting there,
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belgian had more per capita than any other country in europe. you have a small country that has limited resources but with a large number of potential suspects in terrorist attacks. oven all country that's sort of -- in the united states we have a separation of powers, federal, states governments. in belgian it's also federated but more decentralize the you have a flemish speaking part of the country and a french speaking part of the country rich. connecting the dots and taking information from the u.s., from turkey, from whatever and act on the ground it, that all got lost in the mess. and so there has been a lot of off the record quiet criticism since the attack from u.s. officials and others who feel that belgian has not handled this as well as they should have. >> all right. let's talk about the intel that's now prompting worries about isil wants to attack or sabotage nuclear facilities or somehow get their hands on
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radioactive materials. how concerning is this? how plausible is it. and what should the coalition do to protect against it? >> it's certainly plausible and there is history here in terms of someone being shot at that nuclear power plant before. it sounds scary, but i think that nuclear power plants are harhardened enough installationf you are concerned about an attack there are things that you can do to prevent that. it's not like a shopping center or a restaurant or a concert hall, that's a soft target. this would be a hard target and moreover the nuclear power plant can take steps if it feels an tack is think doing up to reduce those risks. so there are -- so it's something to be concerned about, but something a policy maker should be able to handle if they think it's a possibility. >> okay, jim, stay with me here. we are more isil related news to get to and then went to bring bach in to the conversation. we have learned that isil is
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claiming responsibility for two deadly suicide attacks in iraq. at least eight suicide fighters attacked the al-assad air base saturday which is home to about 3,400 american soldiers. now, the attackers did not hurt any americans but iraq's defense ministry says some fighters blew themselves up and some others were killed. there is no word on the number of casualties at this point. the second attack happened in a town. 41 people died and over one injured when a bomb exploded right after a soccer march. al jazeera's bernard smith has more. >> reporter: the end of a friday football game. and it's time to present the trophy. but among the crowd. a suicide bomber. the explosion killed dozens of people and injured more than 100. it happened 50-kilometers south of baghdad. isil has claimed responsibility
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for the attack. identifying 17-year-old local as the bomber. iraqi government officials believe it could be isil's losses on the battlefield that may be provoking an increase in attacks like these. less than 24 hours after the bomb, the u.n. second jenna received in baghdad. ban ki-moon says isil is exploiting sectarian divisions. again, he called on iraq's government to encourage reconciliation between sunni and shia communities. in northern iraq, the army says it started clearing villages surrounding the isil-2nd of mosul. they are going to retake the city sometime this year. mosul is already cut off on three sides by kurdish peshmerga forces. the u.s. defense department says it's looking to increase the number of american troops in iraq to support the country's ground fight against isil.
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enter jarred smith, al jazeera. >> let's bring back jim walsh again to talk about this. so, jim, two attacks carried out by isil in 24 hours. is this their way of showing that they are still a force to be reckoned with, despite losing ground in mosul and palmyra? >> erica, i think that's exactly what it is. and bernard is completely right to suggest that one possibility is if they lose the sort of head to head, toe to toe formal fight. then they come back a symmetrically with the terrorism. kobane was on the verge of being taking by isis or isil, with the help of kurds, u.s. forces and others they were forced back, and forced out of that area and then returned later and executed a terror attack. and some -- in the sense it's a sign of weakness. but it's nevertheless an unpleasant consequence of on the one hands you are achieving
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victory, pushing them back and putting pressure them. what they are going to do to respond to that, is go back to being a simple terrorist group that blows up bombs at soft targets, so that's unfortunately i think the future we are looking at. >> you know, secretary of state john kerry said, and i quote, basic dee sense i and humanity is the best way to respond to terrorism. but we have this coalition here to fight isil that has 66 nations, including us, yet the militant group continues to carry out deadly attacks. what does the coalition need to do to stop them? >> what we talked about highlights the dilemma the policy makers face, i think there has been progress made against isil. the amount the territory it controls has shrunk. it's losing funds it has had to cut back on what it pays its employees and soldiers it has had no do all sorts of things
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because they are under pressures on a variety of front, but as it grows weaker which is a win because the bombings and use of ground forces by others, because it's weaker it in turn resorts to other forms of violence, most notably terrorism. i think we are looking at a picture overtime where, yes, we have victory on the ground, pushed them back in iraq, pushed them back in syria, but then as they shrink, they strikeout in different ways and then we are onto a second phase i am afraid. >> okay, jim walsh, thank you so much for your insight. take care. >> thank you, erica. now to the race for the white house. vermont senator bernie sanders has won the alaska and washington state caucuses. republicans are not holding any elections today. on the democratic side, though, a total of 142 delegates are at stake at caucuses in alaska, hawaii and washington state. bernie sanders is hoping with wins today he can make up some
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ground on front runner hillary clinton. she leads him in total delegates by more than 300. al jazeera's catherine barrett is following the results for us in seattle. and she joins us live tonight. good evening to you, catherine. what's the voter turn out like today? >> reporter: it's been very high, erica. it was high even in the preregistration people were able to preregister for their caucuses, there were also absentee caucus votes that were tallied that were hundreds of times higher than they had been last time around. and people say that that high turn out was one of the factors that helped bernie sanders go to a really high margin of victory here. some three-quarters of the votes tallied thus far have accrued to sanders. and the sanders campaign for its part is already celebrating this victory. >> sanders has won 10 of 13 democratic caucuses, why does he appear to have an advantage in this form of oa vote something.
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>> political strategists have told me that caucuses in particular favor the candidate who generates the most passion in his supporters. passion because one they have to actually show up, commit to several hours, it's not just simple tick a box like a voting primary would be, they have to speak out loud and in public to advocate for their candidate at the table in these precinct caucus rooming so, again, the most fervent backers tend to hold the day and that's played out for bernie sanders, he's won out eight of 11 democratic caucuses so those states have clearly helped him. >> would a west coast sweep be the start of something that could get him over the pum hump? >> reporter: certainly his supporters hope so. he smoke that last night at a huge rally in seattle and calling again for this to be the beginning of a march through california and on to the nomination. still the national numbers as you spoke argue a little bit against him. sanders was celebrating his
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victory in alaska today. >> now, there was a moment -- >> let me begin by thanking the people of alaska for giving us a resounding victory tonight. [cheering and applause] >> things were going to improve as we headed west. [cheering and applause] >> we are making significant inroads until is secretary clinton's lead and we have. [cheering and applause] >> and we have, with your support coming here in wisconsin, we have a path toward victory. [cheering and applause] >> reporter: sanders supporters are certainly hoping that success breeds success, momentum for him grows. still, the national delegate count he would have to win nearly 60% of the remaining delegates in order to clinch the number needed for the nomination. also in washington state, interestingly, most of the super delegates had previously pledged
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no clinton there is now a petition moving through to get some of the super delegates to reflect the broader caucus result in washington state and go for sanders at the national level. erica. >> interesting. all right, katherine. we have to talk about one moment for the anders campaign that went viral last night. tell us about that. >> reporter: well, sanders was at a rally in portland early yesterday and while he was speaking a little bird landed behind him on the podium. then managed to get its way right in front of his microphone, he ran with that. and pleased his audience by calling it perhaps a portent of peace and that certainly pleased the crowd which sees him very much as a doveish politician, if you will. erica. >> maybe it's a sign. look at limits like he's having a conversation with that little birdie. all right, catherine barrett live for us. >> reporter: the bird whisperer. >> thank you so much.
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hillary clinton is not the only official whose private e-mail use has been questioned. the defense department released more than 1300 work-related e-mails 60 of defense ash carter showed from his personal account. it shows he used personal e-mail to sends work messages for nearly a year. most were about scheduling and logistics and not classified intelligence, he apologized for the e-mails after the new york times first reported this misuse in december of last year. coming up, pedestrians being hit and killed by drivers in the u.s. are on the rise, a troubling trend, though, especially when the people behind the wheel in one state rarely face serious charges. a family's mission to change the law ahead. and in our next hour the sentencing of a former serbian needer war crimes. we'll take a deeper look at how international justice is serve.
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pedestrian deaths are up in the u.s., every two hours someone walking is struck and killed. and in some of those crashes unlicensed drivers are behinded wheel. you may think those drivers end up facing serious charges, but unless drugs and alcohol are involved. that's often not the case. al jazeera's patricia sobga is here to explain and that seems pretty shocking. >> it really shocking, erica, earespecially when you consider last year there was a 10% spike in pedestrian fatalities around the nation and that is the largest annual increase on record. but as producer veto and i discovered a national backlash is billing around reckless drivers who destroy lives. 30-year-old victoria was an art curator living her dream in new york. >> she was at the highest point. she was breaking through in her
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career. she -- i felt she was in love. i felt that she was truly happy. >> reporter: but everything changed on december 6th victoria was out christmas shopping on this brooklyn street when an su have. drove not crosswalk, jumped curve and struck her. take me back to that night. >> i was settling down to my normal boring sunday evening taking my shoes off when my son came running in. frankie, to tell me we have to go to brooklyn immediately. it's very important, something happened to victoria. and i walked in to the hospital and i said to peter, what are they doing for victoria? and peter kneeled in front of me and said, mommy, victoria is dead. i started pounding my chest. i don't know why, i just needed
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to hit myself. it was so painful. >> reporter: victoria's family returned to the scene of the crash. >> this is exactly the scene. >> reporter: the man who killed victoria, 39-year-old marlin sewall was uninsured and driver on a suspended license for not paying child support. >> the guy was unlicensed the cops told me he claimed he had a carbon monoxide league in the car. >> what were you expected would be the minimum punishment. >> i thought he would be charged with manslaughter and go to jail for 10 years. instead he was charged with a misdemeanor and he received his driver's license. he admitted at the scene he may have felt light headed and it was unclear whether he should drive.
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but the judge refused saying why are you not charged the defendant where reckless driving. >> victoria's case is not exceptional. in fact, in cases where drugs and alcohol are not a factor it's not unusual for drivers who kill or is severely injure pedestrians to get off with little more than a slap on the wrist. were you shocked to learn that her case is not exceptional? >> dumb founded. i was dumb founded. it was shocking to me that so many people died in the city of new york either on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk and hardly anybody gets charged with anything more than a misdemeanor. >> reporter: the brooklyn district attorney's office would not comment on the case which is still being investigated. a spokesperson told al jazeera, quote, we work aggressively within the current laws to prosecute drivers month with engage in criminal acts which unfortunately is often difficult as the courts have established tough standards for such prosecution. new york state traffic safety resource prosecutor jonah core mick has been dealing with
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reckless driving cases for 20 years. >> definitely negligent homicide statute is worded exactly like many other states. but hour court interpretations of that statute are dramatically more restrictive. they require a moral blame worthiness that doesn't appear in the statute. >> reporter: but victoria's family is advocating for a game-changing bill. introduced last year in the new york state legislature, it would bring felony charges against unlicensed drivers or those driver on a suspended license who seriously juror kill someone. >> it's up to me. this is the year that we will pass it in to law. >> reporter: new york stay assemblyman walter mowsly cosponsored the bill. >> it's so imperative that we take on this bill and push it through so it can go for a vote before the assembly and before the senate and get on the governor's desk this year. >> i work with families across the five borrows who have been in situations like victoria's
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family. and they want their day in court. >> reporter: caroline is with new york city nonprofit transportation alternatives. >> we watched mothers against drunk driving set, you know, set a fire around the issue you of drunk driving and i think we are starting to see that happen with reckless driving. >> reporter: a shift reflected in vision zero. a program aimed at eliminating traffic fatality and severe injuries. launched in new york two years ago it has since been adapted by 14 other u.s. cities. >> so we are working to advance -- >> reporter: leah is director of the vision zero network. >> we've got to sent a message societily, culturally through the law, through the media that these action that his can kill and change lives and ruin lives do have impacts. >> i think this is the power of the sort of cultural change that's happening. you know, we are watching it unfold as we speak and it's family like victoria's family that are brave and courageous enough to speak out to push back
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against the status quo, that will make that change happen. >> running someone over is not an accident. it's not a misdemeanor. it's a homicide. [ crying ] >> it's okay. >> reporter: the suspect in victoria's case has another court date on march 29th that's one day after what would have been her 31st birthday. the brooklyn d.a.'s office said prosecutors can bring charges at any time pending result of the investigation, however it's been four months since the crash and & it huh hasn't happened. >> such a powerful story. it's amazing to think that would only be a misdemeanor. so what is the incentive, at least in new york state here to have a valid driver's licenses if there are no consequences if you essentially commit a crime like this. >> there are no consequences it seems exempt you have to pay a
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fine. while it may cost you monetarily, the fact of the matter is, if you are driving on a suspended aren't, you can pay your fines and get your license back. even -- and if i don't have a license you pay fine you get your license back. but there really is this backlash that is building nationally where people are getting fed up. and really it's such a shock to people when we talk to victoria's family and other people for this story we found again ask again people don't even realize that it's a low-level misdemeanor charge unless they are personally affected by something like this. >> yeah, you heard victoria's brother say he was just dumb founded by that. now, are they garnering enough support to where they really think that they can push this through and create this law? >> they are trying to push this through. they are trying to push this through, they certainly have support within the new york state assembly men. you saw walter mosely said he would push it through this year. it's more of a cull traffic shift as well it's not just about changing the law. one thing the transportation alternatives was adamant about
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is they think the d.a.s have to be tougher and cross prosecute these cases more vigorously, but prosecutors say when you look at the law, though, our hand tied because we have to show there was some sort of moral incentive behind it and that's such a narrow interpretation that it makes it difficult for them. but really people want to see not only tougher laws and tougher prosecutions but they want to see the cultural change, they want to see basically people stand up and say, hey, pedestrians have a right to walk in a crosswalk without somebody turning in to them they shouldn't have to jump back when they have the right away. and they want pedestrian rights to come to the fore. >> all right patricia sobga thank you so much for shining a light on a really important topic. thank you. still ahead this hour details on the new law that critics say legalizes the discrimination of the lgbt community. ♪ ♪ and something a little light he should the rolling stones rock cuba.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here say look at your top stories. a the memorial march has been cd off in brussels. earlier police said they lacked the manpower to protection the marchers. in the meantime police have charged three suspects with terror offenses one of the suspects is believed to be the third bomber at the airport. vermont senator bernie sanders has won the democratic caucuses in alaska and washington state today.
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we are still waiting the results from hawaii. a total of 142 democratic delegates are at stake. there are no republican contests today. a prosecutor is expected to announce next week whether two minneapolis police officers will be charged with murder. case involved jamar clark a 24-year-old unarmed black man who was shot to death last fall. the supporters of clark gathered today for a peaceful rally outside a county courthouse. or's andy rosen reports from indianapolis. >> there is no justice no nobody. >> reporter: hundreds of people garth in other words downtown minneapolis to hear the father of jamar clark say nothing short of prosecution will do in the death of his son. >> and we are tired, not only the black people but the white people are tired. >> reporter: jamal clark was killed after two police officers confronted him during a domestic dispute last november. police say he dried dyed any struggle for one of the guns. witnesses have said that's not true. and that he was actually hand
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covered at the time. on thursday, in his 62nd message posted on social media. the minneapolis police chief urged protesters to be calm and showed images from a previous tense protest. >> public safety is always our number one priority. we will not tolerate acts of violence against anyone. and that includes act of violence against our officers. >> reporter: some people here are offended by what she said. why is that? >> well, this is a peaceful protest. and a lot of people have been having peaceful rallies and protests so it's offensive because we are keeping the peace. >> reporter: the protesters are also suing to get police video of the shooting released to the public. >> the reality is that as the public went to know the truth of what happened. >> reporter: protesters have already spent weeks camped out at the police station near where the shooting occurred. and for weeks these protesters came here to the office of the county haren, to pressure him to make a decision on charges himself and not leave it in the
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hands of a grand jury. in 40 years no minneapolis grand jury had ever indicted a police officer. >> we have to have one on one conversations with mike freeman to lef let him know that we wert going to allow this process to rubber stamp what happened to jamar clark. >> reporter: and last week, freeman agreed. >> grand juries will no longer be used to consider police shooting cases here. >> but that's not enough. and people are coming out today to let mike freeman know that expect more than just a symbolic gesture that the cops actually need to be prosecuted. >> reporter: freeman announced his decision the day after county prosecute nurse chicago and cleveland lost their jobs in primary elections. the fallout from the controversial police shootings of laquan mcdonald in chicago and tamir rice in cleveland. do you think that helps your cause? >> i think it does. i think it helps us in the sense that hopefully other people can see that if we fight we can win. >> reporter: a spokesman for county attorney mike freeman
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says he was not influenced by what happened in chicago and cleveland. but that he did listen to the protesters, just as he would any of his constituents and he says protester will likely get their wish to see those videos released one way or another. but will they get their wish for charges against the officers? we should know within days. andy, al jazeera, minneapolis. there was swift backlash this week to a new law passed by the north carolina state legislature. it prevents local governments from enacting their own lgbt anti-discrimination laws. it also requires people to use bathrooms based on the gender on their birth certificate. in neighboring georgia a bill sits on the governor's desk that some would say is just at controversial. it would allow faith-based entities to refuse services to anyone at odds with their faith and allow them to fire lgbt employees at will. al jazeera's john henry smith reports. >> reporter: two southern states
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have become the certainty of a legal firestorm concerning the rights of game, lesbian and transgender people. >> this legislation is literally the most anti-lgbt slangs in the country. >> reporter: that community and their supporters are crying foul. protesters in north carolina letting their voices be herbs outside the mansion of the governor, this after he signed house bill two. legislation excluding game and liz bein citizens from any discrimination protections and d forcing transgender people to use the public restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate. >> this bill is simply about protecting the families and the children across north carolina. >> i don't appreciate him saying he's protecting me as a woman and child. i don't believehat i need to be protected. >> reporter: georgia's governor nathan diehl we wan went in to s weekend considering whether or not not to sign house bill 757
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giving state businesses the freedom to deny services to lgbt people in the name of religious freedom. corporate america as overwhelmingly weigh ed in that it considers the measures in both states to be discriminatory. pay pal pal american airlines, e and other companies have already released statements. rob reiner has called for hollywood to boycott producing movies in either state. 31 hollywood elites have signed a letter threatening the same. most of the major production houses have will h released stas showing their displeasure. film generation over $2 billion each year in georgia. the ncaa which has scheduled some of its basketball tournament games for north carolina in 2017 and 2018 says it will continue to monitor current events there, which include issues surrounding diversity. the national basketball association expressed concern about its ability now to successfully host a 2017 all-star game in charlotte.
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and the national football league has said pass i'm of the georgia bill could cost atlanta any future super bowls. >> i think it's something that we would worry more about when you get an organization like the nfl or nba or ncaa behind it. >> reporter: big business also brought pressure indiana a year ago when governor mike pence signed in to law legislation that allowed state bins byes to his deny services based on religious grounds to lgbt individuals. in the face of big money corporate boycotts and threats to take business elsewhere, indiana added an amendment protecting lgbt people from discrimination. john henry smith, al jazeera. and joining me from washington, d.c. is alison gill, a senior partner, and an expert on lgbt group. thank you so much for joining us alison. >> thank you for having me. >> let's keep on north carolina here, how exactly do you think this will be enforced? will there be bathroom attendants checking for birth
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certificates? >> well, one of the major problems with this is that it's not really enforceable. we are talking about all schools and also public buildings. and you know, of course it's not feasible to have people wandering outside bathrooms checking people's papers. and most people don't carry around birth certificates in any case. >> right. >> it's really not enforceable. >> it certainly is just essentially sending a message, right? >> that's right. that's right. but it also undermines existing nondiscrimination ordinances and localities, which is a real problem. >> yeah. mine, let's say a north carolina city creates its own anti-discrimination law to protect lgbt people essentially breaking this new state law, what happens then? >> the state gives the ability to municipalities to do that sort of thing, to pass their own ordinances so it would not be valid if they were to have a law to protect people in employment or public accommodations, for example. >> so what would happen, fines,
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what exactly would be the, you know, consequence? >> well, the consequence would be that if a person tried to use the law to enforce their rights, say a person was disjim nateed against by a restaurant which is a public accommodation and tried to bring a claim against the restaurant, under the local law the restaurant would have a defense that says this is not a valid law because the state says you can't have this. >> okay. all right, let's move to georgia now. do you think the backlash from big business, like hollywood or the nfl, could actually really have an impact? >> absolutely it can have an impact it had an impact in indiana when businesses talk about the importance of lgbt equality and equality for everyone and how they may use that to make business decisions. >> as the lgbt community hears about what is happening in north carolina, georgia what kind of damage do you think it does
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especially to young kids who are now coming out? >> yeah, i do think it affects young people. i think that this bill in particular in north carolina because it targets schools and it targets trans young people will have an even greater impact on young people. and you know, lgb it. young people are already at a greater risk for suicide three to four times their nonlgbt pierce this is likely to have an impact on that, unfortunately. >> what is do you think is the next step at least for pro lgbt people in the community there? what can they do to help reverse this law, particularly in north carolina? >> it's sensual that people talk to their politicians lay mach i.representatives, senators and let them know that they are not okay with this bill. this bill passed from start to finish in about nine hours without public input. it's critical that the public step forward and say this is not thousand north carolina should be this is not how we want our
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government to act and we demand that you rescind this law. also the businesses supportive of trans jeter people should say so and say everyone is welcome to use their facilities and participate and use their businesses. >> would you give that same advice to people in georgia right now? >> absolutely, yes. >> all right, alison gill, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. now, to the refugee crisis in ire the. in greece today more than 150 pro tests demanded a freeze of the deal between the e.u. and turkey. the agreement allows migrants arriving in the greek islands from turkey to be detained and then sent back. but it appears to be stemming the flow. officials report more than 1600 refugees arrived on monday, compared to just 78 people today. al jazeera's zeina harder has more on relocating those already in greece. >> reporter: some refugees and
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migrants who have been stuck along the border with macedonia for weeks now have decided to move to government-run camps. according to the unhcr. 40450 people boarded buses and they are hoping to relocate more people but they are facing another problem it's not just persuading people to leave here but the fact that there is not enough space, these accommodation centers cannot hawes all these people. greek authorities are struggling to deal with this crisis. there are now 50,000 migrants and refugee as cross the country. but, of course, there are those who no 'do not want to leave. they still have hope that the border will hope, even though many people you talk to are now resigned to the fact that they may being stuck here. but they believe that by staying here they can pressure the macedonian authorities, pressure the e.u., keep their knight in the international -- polite in the international media so they will not be forgotten of the right now they have to apply to sigh lum and the relocation program.
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and this is going to take months and people are becoming desperate. they told us it will take a long time for these people to get appointments and to apply. but they are hoping tomorrow ploy the greek government employs more staff members in order to speed up the process. zeina khodr for us. now, yemen-y row test in sanaa today marking one year. filling capital they chanted against saudi-led airstrikes and huge you rebel siege endses, most yemenis have been stuck in the middle their homes and businesses destroyed. at least 2.3 million people uprooted and thousands of others have been killed. >> what's upsetting is that a year later, we are still seeing these strikes. we are seeing a coalition that has not improved that their targeting process and as a result civilians are still dieing. >> houthi rebels in saudi arabia
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have agreed to a ceasefire in yemen beginning on april 10th, followed byeace talks on april 18th, a ceasefire in december ended after each side violated the treaty. one of the 200 kidnapped school girls in nigeria may have resurfaced as an intended suicide bomber. the girls have been missing since they were abducted by boko haram nearly two years ago. now a 15-year-old has surrendered to authorities in cameroon, saying she was supposed to set off an explosive belt. investigators describe her as tired, malnourished and psychologically tortured. she was with two other girls, one was arrested, the other escaped. well, how do you top a visit from the leader of the free world? in cuba, they have tried with a concert from one of the top rock bands of all time. al jazeera lucia newman reports on the rolling stones rocking things out in havana. >> reporter: it was a concert
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many cubans had been waiting for for almost half a century. the legendary rolling stones in a performance like none this country has ever seen. >> amazing, amazing, amazing. >> reporter: entire families three generations, even four enjoy a free concert, compliments of the british band which has been around almost as long as the cuban revolution. >> translator: i love it. they are an epic band and i couldn't miss this. this 13-year-old john michelle. >> reporter: from early afternoon people began pouring in to havana's open air sports center. the news of this concert spread like wildfire. people are coming not only from all over cuba but from all over the americas and beyond. fans wants to say that they saw history being made when they saw the rolling stones in cuba. people like this irish couple. >> it's a changing time for cuba and, you know, it's the mark of
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that change maybe. >> reporter: he says it makes him feel proud. >> translator: when i was young listening to the beatles, led zepplin and the rolling stones it was forbidden. we had to listen to them in secret in the '60s and '70s. >> reporter: the concert is a powerful cultural sign that times are changing in communist cuba. >> it shows there is an opening of cuba to the world. it follows the obama visit by a couple of days. so this week is hugely significant and very exciting. >> reporter: and so it was that this historic week was wrapped pwaoup a once banned rock band, that is leaving millions here with the sense that cuba is no longer off the circuit. no longer so isolated. lou see newman, al jazeera, havana. not a bad gig for lucia newman. all right, still ahead on al jazeera america, the government of bangladesh reversing a decision on social media that's making business owners pretty
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happy. we'll explain. telling your stories. >> somebody to care about us man... >> we're live in ferguson, missouri. >> brick by brick, i will open it. it will take more than a few rocks to stop me from doin' what i have to do. >> suddenly heroin seems to be everywhere. >> there's no way i am willing to give up my family for a drug ever again. >> i know you all have strong opinions about the border. >> i don't believe in borders. >> our government is allowing an invasion. >> i don't really know as much as i thought i did. >> people don't just need protection, they need assistance. >> what's your message then? >> we need help now. >> oh my god... the town's out of water. >> we came up here to talk to some people who are selling fresh water... fresh water for fracking. >> we are a town that greed destroyed. >> what do we want?
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>> justice! >> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i wanted to dance, and eventually i started leaving the gangs in the street alone. >> we're pushing the envelope with out science every day, we can save species. >> i'm walking you guys! >> all i wanted to see was her walk. it was amazing. >> these were emotions that i had been dreaming about for so long. >> getting to the heart of the matter. proud to tell your stories. al jazeera america.
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heightened tension continues between north and south korea. south korean activists sent helium balloons carrying propaganda leaflets over the board never north career actual the balloons were filled with 50,000 documents containing anti-north rhetoric.
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the leaflets were release today mark the sixth anniversary of the sinking of a south korean warship that some believe was caused by a torpedo from north korea. 46 people were killed. north korea has long denied involvement. the government of bangladesh has had a change of heart in banning some social media bike facebook and what's app. they blocked them for a security concern, but mall business owners say the ban has been costing them dearly. we have this story. >> reporter: he runs an internet company, his website is an online marketplace that does most of its business on facebook. but he says a recent government ban of the social networking site has cost him money. >> translator: there are some fixed cost that his you can't avoid unless you shut the whole business down. while facebook was down we had no sales but we had to keep paying our employees and other
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costs. >> reporter: facebook commerce is w $ month accord to this government the ban now lifted hit many small businesses very hard. the government defends blocking the site it says misinformation spread through social media about recent war crimes trials had led to widespread violence. but after the arrest of an online satire i was whose facebook page was one of the most popular in the country, even though who control the country's internet gateways are worried. >> blocking owl this content the government tries to monitor people how to filter out the content, the good and the bad instead of blocking everything. >> reporter: industry insiders told us on a condition of anonymity that the government is putting in serious effort to control online traffic. the country's telecoms regulator has already tried twice to build a system that would allow it to filter out certain content from
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any website. and is now making a third attempt. the government says the country's security needs outweigh the privacy and economic implications of state interference in internet use. >> translator: yes, people's businesses can get hurt when sites like facebook are shut down. but when the situation calls for action like this, people have to obey the government's decision. >> reporter: facebook has rejected several requests from the government to allow it access to its user data. and thousands of bang los bangls have signed a petition urging the company not to comply. it's a struggle that looks set to continue. which means business owners like this may have a challenging future ahead. al jazeera,. now, let's check in with kevin corvo for a look at the weather, h kevin. >> meteorologist: the cherry blossoms in washington, d.c. peeked yesterday. that doesn't mean we won't have i beautiful days across the area
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to see the cherry blossoms across most of the basin, temperatures tomorrow already lower than average, about 56 degrees for them tomorrow. we do on monday, though, expect to see some rain showers coming in to play, if you see it on tuesday being a high temperature there and sunny conditions of about 61 degrees, now, for the rest of the holiday weekend, we are going to be seeing some weather that people are not going like, especially down here towards the southeast. we do have some rain showers across the gulf coast. and we do have an area of low pressure pushing through the midwest which those two come together tomorrow, we are looking at quite a bit of rain showers anywhere from the great lakes all the way down towards the gulf coast states and could even see flooding. across parts of tennessee, parts of kentucky down towards mississippi, those could be severe weather thunderstorms and we will be watching those very carefully there. as we go towards monday it will be the east coast that sees most of the rain anywhere from maine down here towards florida and then we have another kepter storm coming in to play --
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winter storm coming in to play across the rockies bringing snow to higher elevations of that area. for orlando if you are travel this is week we'll see the thunderstorms on monday and probably teeter off as we go towards tuesday and better conditions towards the end of the week. for san antonio temperatures will be well below average until we get to thursday. all right, kevin, thank you. and randle pinkston is here now with a look at what's coming up in our next hour and i understand a couple of states are feeling the burn, as they say. >> a banner day for bernie, erica, for sure. we are going to the the momentum building for the democratic man for president. plus this week a former serbian leader convicted for the death of hundreds of thousands back in the bosnian war back in the '90s, top ton a deep look at how war crimes on put on trial. the future of bitcoin, the first bitcoin atm is online and corporate america watching close there on see what works.
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do you use bitcoin? >> i still don't get bitcoin. is that bad? >> that makes two of us. >> all right very good. >> meanwhile, you want to duke it out for who wants to replace lucia newman over in cuba for that rolling stones concert. >> if only w we could get there. >> that would be good. that was a good story. and we will leave you with more of the rolling stones in havana. for now i am erica in new york, thanks for joining us, stay tuned randle pinkston is next. have a good night. ♪ ♪
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