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i have been pushing for years to eliminate some of the injustices in our tax system. >> cracking down on corporate tax loopholes, the big merger that's off because of new rules. >> business backlash, new ant l anti-lbgt state laws may be bad for business. >> a dominating dynasty, the uconn huskies winning the
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women's naacp championship for the fourth straight year. welcome to your world this morning. i am stephanie cy. >> i am del walters underdogs with big decisive wins. >> big mo meaning momentum. ted cruz defeated donald trump winning almost all of the state's delegates. bernie sanders winning more than half of the delegates and tightening the race to the nomination. al jazeeras's david shuster begins our coverage. we won in wisconsin. >> for democrat bernie sanders and republican ted cruz, it was a night both nomination challengers had been hoping for. >> god bless the great state of wisconsin. >> reporter: we nearly all of the wisconsin votes counted cruz
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defeated donald trump. it means trumps's path to the nomination will be more difficult because his odds of winning enough delegates before the summer convention are slim. trump who campaigned hard in wisconsin though he stopped short of putting on a cheese head did not speak tuesday night. cruz was banking on a contested convention celebrated in milwaukee loudly. >> three weeks ago, the media said wisconsin was a perfect state for donald trump. but the hard-working men and women of wisconsin stood and campaigned tirelessly to make sure that tonight was a victory for every american. >> in the democratic race, bernie sanders' wisconsin win is now his 7th victory in the last eight contests. sanders spoke tuesday night from wyoming. >> real change never testify
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takes place in the top on down. it always takes place from the bottom on up. sanders' margin of victory was fueled in part by younger voters and by white working-class democrats, many of them angry at free trade wisconsin's manufacturing base over past decade has been hollowed out. sanders made sure voters were aware of his efforts to block free trade deals that clinton supported. >> a rough state for the party front runners, raising new questions about their campaign strengths and keeping their
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challengers' hopes alive. >> these victories mean the gap is getting tighter. donald trump leads with 739. ted cruz is close behind him with 502. bernie sanders is getting close to hillary clinton. he now trails bylaws than 250 delegates though if you add in super delegates, her lead is much larger. let's go to,as's michael shore live in milwaukee. does the victory by cruz put the g.o.p. closer to a brokered convention? >> reporter: tell, good morning from milwaukee. it does. that's what this was all about. it's not necessarily about beating donald trump. the voters of wisconsin were following the hash trump, the never trump so, you know, having an alternative to donald trump was as imports to so many as actually being for ted cruz. ted cruz was person who won by
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13 points here in wisconsin. i wrong in the rust belt, with evangelical voters. one thing to keep in mind, the calendar gets difficult for ted cruz. the republican race and the raises in general move to the state of new york and beyond that, to pennsylvania. then even into the new england states, delaware, maryland. you will see a lot of the attention focused on donald trump winning in states he is supposed to win. what about on the democratic side of the aisle. bernie sanders on a role. can he stop hillary clinton, especially when sufact in her super delegate lead. >> here is what happens with those super delegates, though, del. if bernie sanders were to become the viable nominee and the nominee of the party, it looked like he was going in to the convex with the chance of being a no, ma'am they are, a lot would positive move. you saw it with obama in 2008. the calendar doesn't favor necessarily bernie sanders.
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even though he has 7 out of 8 states, six nay row, he moves in to new york, the territory of hillae clinton. she has won many elections there, a handful anyway. that's the place where she needs to make it happen and so then, it won't be a question. >> you mention home state to hillae clinton. it is to donald trump. is it a must-win campaign for the clinton and the trump campaign? >> we should add it's the native state of bernie sanders. so yes, is it a must win? it's easy to say. if hillary clinton loses state of new york, it will say much more about the state her campaign than it will about what bernie sanders has done. bernie sanders beating hillary clinton is a long short. her organization historically is strong, del. donald trump is from new york. the idea of new york values. this is a state he thinks he can win easily.
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kasich and cruz have tamped into the. hillary clinton has win. it's not just about the math but about the narrative. >> no place like home. michael shore for us in milk. thank you very much. donald trump launched out. in a statement trump's campaign said ted cruz is worse than a puppet. he is a trojan horse being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from mr. trump. trump is offering more details in a two-page memo to "the washington post," trump outlined for the first time just how he plans to force mexico to pay for the 1,000-mile fence. part of the plan is threatening
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to cut off the flow of payments that i am grant sends home without his billions of dollars early year. governing facing i mpeachm t impeachment. state lawmakers bringing proceeds against robert bentley. he is accused of having an affair with a stamp. >> we are looking at, at this governor who has essentially betrayed the trust of the people of alabama. >> bentley denies that he had an affair but he did apologize for making inappropriate remarks to a married ex stamp. the lieutenant governor said she is ready to step in if she has to. this morning, a huge pharmaceutical merger is off. fideser scrapping it's $160 billion deal with allergen
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after the treasu reap deal cracking down om getting around paying higher taxes in the united states. on tuesday, the president championed the move calling tax avoidance a massive problem. that's why i have been pushing for years to eliminate some of the injustices in our tax system. so, i am very pleased that the trea treasury department has taken now, to prevent more corporations from taking advantage of one of the most insidious tax loopholes out there. >> pfizer will pay allergen up to $400 million as a result of terminate that deal. >> ford is expanding operations south of the border. the auto maker has announced plans to build a new assembly plant in mexico. the $1.6 billion will be constructed in the is san lu luis pitosi state. it is expected to be used to build compact cars. >> there is growing backlash about a law in mississippi,
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companies condemning what the state's governor is calling a religious freedom bill. now, vermont has banned travel there. al jazeera's palm beban tells us it is the latest lgbt law passed in the south. >> governor phil bryant wasted no time signing the new law tuesday. >> i think it's a good deal. i think it protects the religious freedom, the people who have deeply held religious beliefs and so do the legislation late temperature. >> say no to hb 4522. >> mississippi democrats and many employers in the state disagreed saying what the law actually does is give legal discriminate against the lgbt community and that it will cost the state dearly. >> mississippi needs only to look as far as north carolina to see how damaging discrimination can be to a state's reputation and to a state's economy. >> last month, north carolina
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passed a law preventing towns and cities from approving their own civil rights protection for the lgbt community. among other things, it forces people to use bathrooms according to the gender on their birth certificate. the tar heel state is feeling the heat. pay pal announced it was cancelling a major expansion in north carolina. >> i anticipate pay pal local still provide services and accept our consumer money in the state of north carolina as they also accept consumer money in nations throughout the world that frankly have disagreements with some of the policies that they are disagree with in north carolina. >> since the bill was signed a number of governs and mayors have banned all but essential travel for government employees to north carolincarolina. a number of companies have threatened to boycott the state entirely. georgia faced similar threats after law makers there ape proved a similar deal.
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last month, the governor vetoed it. >> i do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in georgia. >> governs have also vetoed similar bills. measures all prompted by last june's supreme court decision that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide. still, some states seem determined to resist despite paying a price. paul beban, al jazeera, new york a dramatic rescue from pa wildfire in northern oklahoma. >> come on. >> get out of it. >> come on, guy. get out. come on. get out. come on. >> the man there was attempting to drive his truck away from the fire when he got stuck, he was spotted by a television crew just as he ran for safety, his truck was engulfed in flames. this morning, that fire is still raging. about 300 residents in the area have been told to evacuate. a different stories in michigan where the problem is snow and
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freezing rain. more is expected to fall today adding to the snow that's filed up over the last couple of days. up to a foot in some places. severe weather has forced school districts to close and led to accidents. >> if you live in and around the great lakes, you can get snow shovels on sale now because somewhere out there is string, around the corner. >> it might not be on sale. they probably went on sale and then the retailers: we can make a profit on this because it continues to fall out there. we have snow through the great lakes and rain south of that line. there is enough cold air with this system to support that. so snow from minnesota all the way now pushing into portions of new york and pennsylvania and as i said, it's the southern side of this that is rain. it's been some pretty decent april snow as the system moved okay along. he specially on the back side of this, we've gotten higher winds. that was expected but wind gusts still this morning in the easily 30 and 40 mile per hour range as
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we get into the dac oat as, nebraska, 50 miles per hour or greater. this is all through portions of the plains. that's why we were seeing that dramatic fire footage out of oklahoma. some of that fire danger going on today. the winds will start to abate. so at least that will help over the courts of the date. as i said, still through today, pretty high, low hugh mitty in the places that didn't get moisture with the system. speaking of the system. so we have already seen significant amount of snow as we saw with this. still looking at some places getting two to four inches cumulative amounts go over a half foot in some cases. and this will be on the move. this starts to move its way eastward as it has been doing and that means more of new england later today could start to get the snow or more into tonight. rain starts to move in with this. most of the moiststuer stays in a forward. it's going to be a wet day. some pushes in tonight.
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after this clears out, some of that moisture on the back side, code enough that there is a few lingering snow showers. somewhere like chicago, the chances switch from rain to maybe even a little snow mixed in yet again. as i said, temperatures with this, a lot of places are going to be mild ahead of the system an when you are in the rainy sec, the 54 in chicago today. temperatures in the east coast, that goes up tomorrow as the system gets a little closer. but then they fall behind. see chicago kind of dropping down behind that system. so still a lot of that eastern half of the country stays below average for much of this week. a lot of people shaking their heads this morning up in the great lakes region. nicole mitchell, thank you. >> a strict run on the basketball court. uconn once against the champions of women's college basketball. >> the national championship goes to connecticut for the fourth year in a row. >> you heard it, the huskies capping an undefeated season by beating syracuse 82 to 51 last
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week. brchlt riana stewart and morgan tuck are now the only players in college basketball history, men or women, to win 4 titles in a row. >> they've left an imprint on this game that's going to last a really long time and i think it's a blueprint for kids coming after them that if you want to fohow to do it, they showed everybody how to do it and they did it the right way. >> that unbeaten season, by way of reference, uconn's 6th. they extended to 75 straight games if you are keeping track. >> means their coaches now moved past the ledge end area ucla men's coach jon wooden for the most college basketball championships all time with 11. >> i didn't sound that excited in press conference. he was he holding it all in? gotten too used to it. >> yes k and jon wood was
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understated. practices that's a common at any rate they have a prist only ouings university criticized for bringing in more out of state students. >> one of libya's two rival governments stepping down for the sake of unity.
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documents show he and his wife set up a shell company in the virgin islands. >> the report comes after days of protests and a no confidence vote looming. >> the attempts by the prime minister here to help hide his wife's wealth there have finally, caught up with him. anna runs an ice cream parlor, wintrist. >> it's very sour and bitter. >> leaves a sour taste in your mouth? >> yes. bitter tasting like we all feel today. is this ho you feel about this? >> i am ashamed to be an icelander. >> mr. ganukson having walked out of an interview that con
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frod him spent monday saying he wouldn't resign and tuesday saying he would if his coalition partners would i want stand by him. for now, it's a stand-off but opposition groups believe he won't last until al planned no confidence vote on thursday. no meetings in the parliament because people feel the parliament cannot function in this state of crisis. we have a full-fledged political crisis to be resolved and everything except the prime primary, himself, recognized that this has done tremendous damage to the reputation of iceland. >> it reflects a sense of betrayal among the people. since they recovered from the bank crash, construction projects have restarted as the economy has picked up yet the country's banks remain weak and government controls mean a limit on how much ice landers can take out of cashmins. the idea their prime minister has been helping his wife to
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hide tens of millions of dollars so far away is for many people absolutely infuriating. >> so, wintrist has become part of the language of protest here in misquoted shakespeare, on the t-shirts in the shops. this one reads: not my prime minister. soon, he may not be. lawrence lee, al jazeera. >> the scandal threatening the fifa president signing a interesting contract in 2006 with an offshore marketing agency that was implicated in last year's fifa bribe rescandal. he was the leader of the european football association at the time. he said he is dismayed by the reports and his integrity is being documented. one of the two of rival governments in libya is stepping aside after years of competing administrations. the goal they say is, quote, to prevent any more blood shed. al jazeera's bin vaji has more.
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>> u.n. special envoy to libya is all smiles because he has managed to reach the capitol to meet part of the unity government he helped form. he knows progress won't be quick. >> this will take some time. it will not be tomorrow, but we all have to push together. >> martin gobbler was greeted with the news that a challenger >> since then, he has been
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mostly confined to a naval base. this is the first time libyans have reason to be optimistic after months of fighting that reduced many cities to rubble and caused a power vacuum being exploited by armed fighters including groups link today it's ill. >> our main demand is to be like other countries, have a government, execute and an army. we don't want malitias. we want government of unity. we want an army, police, salaries and stability. we want a state who can protect its borders. 34r50et these dmafrndz are split. osama bin javi, al jazeera. >> protests in peru against the presidential frontrunner.
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people fear her father will come back to power he is sebbing a 25 year sentence for corruption. >> the havana connection. >> how new orleans hoping to rebuild a trading partnership with cubaa. >> charged up and ready to go. race cars that are fulfilling the need for speed without gas.
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>> this is one of the most important sites in the century. >> this linked the mafia and the church. >> why do you think you didn't get the medal of honor? >> i can't allow you not to go into that because that is your job. >> we gonna bring this city back one note at a time. >> proudest moment in my life.
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739, ted cruz close behind
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him with 502. it is ying less library either can get enough to hold off a convention fit. super delegates, her lead is larger. >> let's go to the national political respondent at the new york observer. no stranger to any of you. republicans first of was last night a cruz victory or a trump rebuff? >> mainly a trump rebuff. by capturing such a huge majority of the wisconsin delegates trumps goes are set back. he needs to get about 63% of the remaining del gants to win outright. he could run up a string of victories. i don't think the trump campaign has collapsed but he's got to do a lot better than he has been the comments he made about
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punishing women who get abortions. he retracted that later wisconsin was always a state that looked good for cruz trump has a lead in new york, more modest in california and pencil. it has not been de-railed. >> if he loses new york. >> it's a brokered convention. >> okay. so he loses new york and ted cruz winds up being the beneficiary of the brokered convention. is the republican establishment popping champagne corporations? >> ted cruz ends up being the cause of the broken convention. not necessarily the beneficiary. if we get to a brokered convention, we really don't know what happens there are no
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brokering thighs are not trump loyalists. it could be john kasich paul ryan. >> the centerpiece is i am deal maker. everyone is government is stupid and makes bad deals. i wrote a book on how to make a deal let me try to make this deal. i know how though make the deal. if he can't go to cleveland and make a deal where he walks in with more delegates and support than anybody else and some deal with somebody to put him on a ticket, it's not a deal maker. >> let's talk about, speaking deal making because we are hearing more about the toe pencial super delegate strategy in the sanders cam feign, he is lag as far as tell gas. do the super delegates look more tenuous for hillary clinton, especially if he goes in and how pulls off an upset in new york?
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it's doable. super delegates are in place. the question of why they would support bernie sappeders. et cete he's not a democrat. eats done nothing to build this party. we may agree super delegates seem weird, undemocratic, leaves a bad taste in our mouths but they are the party leadership. that's who they are. for them to turn to bernie sanders who is doing moderately better in the polls because nobody is campaigning against him you don't think super delegates will switch. >> if he has a majority of pledged driver's license gas if the story he can tell is: i won the votes. i got the pledge delegates. you have to come to me as opposed to hillary got a few more votes but vote for me because i am going to do better against trump. the forker has some power. >> let's talk about the deal on the sanders side. when what does he go to the floor with? he has momentum. but what deal does he make? what did he put on the table? what does he want? >> one of the major differences
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between bernie sanders and domed trump, bernie sanders never said he is a deal maker. his people, it's like we don't make deals. we are purists but, also, he is 74 years old which limits what he can ask for. he can't ask to be the running mate. he can ask to give a big speech. they will let him do that but that doesn't mean anything. does he have people he can bring in to the party? we are not sure they want to that. i am not sure what he can ask for. collin topics know how to make deals. this is their bail game. >> brings up the question we can get in to when our later hour when we bring you back about how this might impact the lincon is might impact the lincon
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campaign >> many americans still see the castro regime as an enemy, but others are hoping to capitalize on a new market in a communist country for this farmer, it's promising. before the embargo, cuba was the largest import of louisiana's crop. >> it would be significant if we could get back fowhat we were doing. >> with louisiana's ports straddling the river, the agricultural commissioner said it's in a prime spot to trade with cuba. on the hills of president obama's historic trip to the island nation, this week, congressmen from louisiana and arkansas along with farmers and agriculture leaders from both states are visiting cuba in hopes of reestablishing trade.
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>> what it means is we expect within the first year 15 to 20 percent increase in sales of louisiana products. louisiana products going in to cuba. >> opening trade with cuba could add millions to the state's economy and create jobs. but critics say as long as fidel castro maintains i hope flew he knew opportunities will be few. >> he will block trade with the united states. he told president obama in the editorial the day after president obama left cuba cuba doesn't need anything from the empire. he considers the united states the empire. >> george fowler fled cuba when he was 9 years old. et cetera an attorney for the cuban american foundation. under castro's regime, he said opening trade does nothing for the people still struggling in cuba. >> they don't have the money to buy. cubans make $30 a month. cubans are not going to come buy
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rice. >> ken birken says he is sensitive to the needs of those in cuba but feels decades of trade restrictions have put u.s. farmers at a disadvantage. >> we are the ones, in my opinion. >>, that are getting hurt from not being able to trade with cuba. they get their rice from somewhere else. >> jonathan martin, al jazeera, new orleans. >> baltimore prosecutors are trying to force another police officer involved in the death of freddie gray to testify against his colleagues. the city's lawyers want garrett miller to take the witness stand even as he faces charges in the case. last month, the state's highest court ruled another officer, william porter, could be compelled to testify. gray died last april after being seriously injured while in police custody. the next trial is set to begin in may. there is new trouble in the aftermath of a huge gas leak in southern california. officials now say the leak in porter ranch could lead to blackouts this summer.
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al jazeera's john henry smith explains why. >> reporter: the leak in liso canyon storage field is permanently sealed. >> that february announcement trum petted the end of nearly 4 months of gas leaking into the porter ranch area. there is a new worry for people around los angeles. while one of the canyon sites, 115 wells was looking, the state ordered them all shut down until they could be tested and four state government commissions say that means the loss of 15th. area's natural gas capacity. 17 power plants serving 11 million customers around los angeles will face a shortage of gas. their report warns that will mean up to 14 days of blackouts during the hot summer months. also, residents should expect an additional 8 to 18 days of outages later in the year. it's another problem for a community that's already suffered health problems from
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exposure to the methane gas cloud. >> this is for my older boy, and this is imi t. rex he is taking for migraines. >> my 13-year-old daughter has been sick as well, missed school and with a horrible, horrible could have. >> the state's analysis is drawing protests from the utility company. some say plenty remains to serve summer needs and reports hinting at blackouts are irresponsible. >> officials believe the storage facility won't be operational again for many months. so far, none of the aliso facilities 114 remaining wells have passed their required tests to ensure another league won't occur. >> is the state asking consumers there to conserve, to cut back? >> absolutely. they are asking people to take shorter showers, turn down their water heaters and they are also asking them to use less air conditioning, which is easier now than it will be in the summertime when temperatures in that region get to as high as 90, 95 degrees. >> the fallout continues. still trying to gauge the
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environmental impact of that leak. >> in california, new access against the cash trapped school system there, the university system. there is an audit out that says the schools have been favoring out of state students who have to pay highertuitions. more from melissa chan. >> a state audit found out of state applicants had an easier time getting into the university of california schools than instate students. in other words, out of state applicants had a lower bar to intooe. >> i find it very disturbing and fright frankly disappointing that the school would do such a thing when your motto and purpose is to serve california residents and offering education. >> the reason for this, it says, out of state students pay more tuition and for a uc school system that faced tough budget cuts, out of state students have become an important revenue stream. >> there has been a defendant disinvestment, the amount of money that you see and csu receives per student has
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declined pretty dramatically over time and what they have done is incross tuition in the face, of loss of state support. >> according to the report, non-resident uc students pay an extra $25,000 a year in tuition and fees compared to local students. the university has started accepting more of them. since 2008, the number of non-resident undergraduates has tripled from about 5% to 15.5% today. beyond the numbers, that's playing out on campuses in real ways, creating what some stud incident say is a divide between haves and have- not did. >> what the problem is now is that there is a growing inequality or like a certain type of person coming in as an in-state student, versus those as out-of-state international students. >> the shortfalls are not clearcut. nudying the water, this mopped, the university of california anounthsed an increase of 15% in the number of california students it has offered admissions to for the next
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academic year. the university fought back with the report denyingly the state audit's findings stating that, quote, the admission and enrollment of california students is independent from that of out of state students. the uc counter report also went on to point out that californians are still admitted at higher rates and that more than 70 percent of all california applicants are accepted somewhere into the uc system. the percentage of out of state students is still pretty low compared to other public universities in other states, including oregon, iowa and michigan all of these numbers and statedistics making it tough to assess whether instate students are really disadvantaged. mel it's at that khan, al jazeera, san francisco. >> somebody wants the rain. the southwest is preparing for it, and they need it. let's bring in nicole mitchell for more. >> i was pretty excited looking about this in the forecast because it is definitely needed. here is the broad picture across country. our big storm is what's moving through the great lakes bringing even the areas of snow and the
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cold weather. where do we have the warm dry stuff? into the southwest. that's starting to change a little bit. we have clouds coming from the south. that's an education of at least more moisture filling in to the area and we are going to have an upp upper-level low that will bring in more moisture over the next couple of days. not quite today probably, but by the time we get through tomorrow, especially later in the day, we can see more of that. here is the outlookmented. takes a little while to get here. hit and miss moisture over the next couple of days, especially thursday into friday. we could see pretty widespread areas through the southwest seeing anywhere from a quarter to a half of an inch, isolated spots seen over that. maybe an inch or two ol' can build up on the surface so the rain can make that sneaker in addition to everyone driving in the rain in general and if there is too much in one area, we have the flood concerns.
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most of all this will be a bish rain. a lot is under exceptional drought central and southward. the whole southwest has dry or drought conditions that can be benefited. in the meantime, we are drying out even more because of the temperatures. this is the one part of the country where temperatures are running about 10 to 20 degrees above average. so look at las vegas today at 87. phoenix 96. los angeles, 85. all of these temperatures cool tomorrow. today, there could be records set. tomorrow, we get a little bit cooler. by contrast, a lot of the great lakes region and portions of the northeast for much of this week are running 5 to 10 degrees below average. i mentioned how the southwest pools. we can definitely see that dramatic drop in some cases 15 or 20 degrees tomorrow as that moisture arrives . >> i am trying to remember normal, and i can't. nicole, thank you very much. first lady michelle obama says she hopes whoever takes over the white house will keep her vegetable garden going. she started in 2009 and held her last garden planting event there
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on tuesday. she planted vegetables and shared the bounty with dozens of children. the first lady started the garden to encourage kids to eat healthier. the initiative led to her let's move campaign dedicated to fighting child obesity. >> i think we have really been able change the conversation about what you guys eat because our thought was that if you know where your food comes from, you might be a little more interested in eating your vegetables if you know what they look like. children from colorado,wic and louisiana attended the event. so, did kits from ban kroft elementary school in d.c. who helped the first lady plant the garden back in 2009. i am going to miss that lady at the white louse. >> if trump wings, he will have naming rights, trump garden. paid time off for new moms and dad did? >> the first u.s. city to require parental leave. >> a dangerous trend. the kskyrocketing cost of
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a new law in san francisco gives protection when a family has a baby. not everyone is on board. >> in a historic move, san francisco voted to give parents six weeks of family paid lead. >> it's hard to live in san francisco. if you have that extra pay, you can have a family and go back to work. >> california already has one of the most generous family leave laws in the country, giving employees 55% of their wages for up to six weeks. the latest proposal would force businesses with 20 or more employees inside san francisco to pay the other 45%. >> we need to stop forcing parents to decide between bonding with a child and put
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foot on a table. >> it takes effect next year and is getting a mixed reception from san francisco's business community. >> i think it's a long time coming that we get mandated paid maternal tee leave. is this really one more responsibility of the small business person? >> in a restaurant environment, you are going to have to pay 45% of someone's salary while they are gone and hire someone else and train them to work in that person's job. >> the san francisco chamber of commerce took a neutral chance on the legislation. the chamber says it supports it but its 24,000 small business members may find it challenging to meet the financial requirement. san francisco's office said it could increase the cost of hiring and slow down job creation. only two states besides california mandate paid parental
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leave those states don't offer pu full pay. new york state mandates all workers get partial pay for up to 12 weeks. that's considered generous. >> why are people saying san francisco is the first to do that? some say it has been a defendant great influence. companies like apple and google have relatively generous leaves. >> twitter announced they are giving full-time employees up to 20 weeks paid off and then as you guys might remember, netflix made headlines last year by giving their full time employees unlimited time off for the first year of their child's birth. >> thank you very much. >> you are welcome. >> this on the health front: more and more people being treated for diabet. the world health organization saying that disease affects 42,000,000 people wide wild it is linked to deaths in many. annual spending on the diabetes drug has increased almost 200%
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between 2002 and 2013. other medications including oral diabetes drugs also increasing over that same time period. doctors say the price isn't going to go down any time soon because of the rising cost of research and development. if you are one who uses messages. the world's most popular mess can enging app said the only person who can read it is the person you send it to. iphone, anddroid and blackberry. electric cars have been considered a joke but now erace cars are actually defeating gas-powered vehicles. that's changing the future of the sport. al jazeera's jacob ward is in long beach, california at the site of the formula e grand prix. it's all the muscle and excitement of auto racing except
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for one thing: ? >> here are the lights. >> at the green light, all you hear is tires. winning this race can be the ticket in to formula 1, the big time. formula estracts real drivers. the difficulty is teaching them to be fast but efficient, a new way to drive. >> it's hard for someone whose natural reactions are go for it leaving corners i am used to the v-8s and the v-tens. i am used to the sound. i miss the sound. i always listen to the engine at which point i have to look at the steering wheel.
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here is a measure of how primitive racing is. at this point, the battery won't last as long as the tires do. if all goes well, they really won't ever have to do this during a race. driven hard, the battery only lasts around twenty minutes. so, it defines everything about this roughly 45 minute race. most of what i am looking at is battery >> yes. this fuse box here you can't see up here. it goes up in to the cockpit. >> it was impossible to take the battery out. you can't, you know, refuel it in a pit stop. right? >> we can't. the driver gets out of the car number 1 and hops in though car number 2 and takes off in a different car. >> wow. >> each driver has two vehicles. >> in conventional races, a driver never gets out of the car. >> it's quite exciting to jump from one car to another. it's different than i am used
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to. around 32 seconds too change from one car to the other and be completely ready with the belt and radio plugged in and everything. sometimes it's quite nice. normally around 26, 27 seconds. >> racing is at a turning point. at the pike's peak international hill climb, the second's second oldest event, an electrical car beept challengers for the first time ever. now, even the drivers could be replaced. in 2010, audi and stanford university sent an autonomous vehicle up the course and next year's e force will face a robotic. can it avoid the other cars on the track while doing it? >> in my opinion, i expect they will find it harden they think the actual mechanism of driving a vehicle around the track.
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i think they should probably get that into a fairly optimum level quickly. >> what happens when the bloke is spinning? go to the gas? aim for the spinning car which is what we tell real racing drivers do. season 1, turn 1, 20s cars firing to the same corner. >> will be moment the way the question is answer did. >> in a few decades, it's unling nay professional races will involve gasoline and they may not even involve a human at the wheel. jacob ward, al jazeera, long beach, california. >> a 3-legging dog has been awarded britain's highest medal for valor, six years, three tours in iraq and afghanistan, she protected thousands of troops during that time. not one soldier was injured during her watch until her final patrol when an explosi detonated. she lost her leg left but survived. >> we went to the first
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deployment iraq, that's when you find out the true depth between a dog and handler. it's amazing everything this dog brought to the fit. she is intelligent and loyal and you can see her really processing information. we are going through our training sessions. >>reporter: she is the first u.s. marine corps dog to receive the medal but pig options and horses have received the medal as well. >> ahead in our next hour, the political firewall ted cruz and bernie sanders celebrate big wins in wisconsin. their new hopes of capturing the nominations. >> right back in a few minutes with more of your world this morning. >> ali velshi, getting to the heart of the matter. >> what if there were no cameras here, would be the best solution? >> this goes to the heart of the argument. >> people out here are struggling and just trying to get by with whatever they can. >> new york city has a higher level of inequality of wealth than honduras and india.
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>> people need to demand reform. >> it's coming together little by little. >> we're making it the best that we can. >> we're not deterred. we're building a historic project here. >> how big do you see this getting? >> we're trying to get a feel for what the people of iran are thinking right now. >> the galleries and the art and the parties, everything. it's getting better. >> greece is this close to running out of cash. i went there to show you first-hand. >> if you paid taxes, you expect to having something back. >> the city is a powder keg at the moment. >> we're back square minus one. >> now it's time for something different. >> this is the entrance to the global seed vault. nations around the world contribute stashes of every kind of seed imaginable if something really bad were to happen, humankind can start all over again. >> all year long we are continuing with our conversation on america's middle-class. >> i'm on a mission that i have to keep. keep this business going. >> the middle-class is a reflection of a city's economic health. it fuels the local economy like it's been doing here at
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[morning. welcome to your world this morning. i am del walters . >> i am stiff knee cy. the road to the presidential no, ma'amnatal is looking for difficult for the frontrunners. >> ted cruz in the wisconsin primary taking with him almost all of that state's delegates. the democrats, bernie sanders beating hillary clinton winning more than half of the delegates there. david shufler begins our coverage got bless the great state of wisconsin. >> reporter: with nearly all of the wisconsin primary votes counted, cruz southly deaf feet frontrunner donald trump. the outcome mean's trump's path to the nomination will be more
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difficult because his odds of winning enough del gassed before the summer convention are now slim trump did not speak tuesday night but cruz was banking on a contested convention celebrated in milwaukee loudly. >> three weeks ago, the media said wisconsin was a perfect state for donald trump. but the hard working men and women of wisconsin stood tireless lee to make sure tonight was a victory for every american. >> in the democratic race, bernie sanders' wisconsin win is his 7th victory in the last eight contests. sanders spoke tuesday night from wyoming. >> real change never, ever takes place from the top on down. it takes place if the bottom up.
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>> sanders' margin of victory was fueled by younger voters and white working class democrats many angry at free trade. the manufacturing base has been hollowed out. sanders made sure voters were aware of his efforts to block free trade that clinton supported. his win could give him a crucial bounce heading into the tell gat rish primary in two weeks. >> thank you so. >> in order to close clinton's over all delegate lead, sanders needs to win rs needs to win been higher winds.
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>> i plexed the windy side and how that pressure changes causing all of the high winds. we have this in north earn portions of the plains where we have seen wind gusts in south dakota and nebraska gusting overt 40 miles per hour. some in the 50 mile per hour range. this extends. we have had wind flow southward. come by that with the area we have had that is so dry. that's why we have the fire danger. moisture continues to move eastward through the courts of the day. some of these places around the great lakes have seen some. look for 2 to 4 inches on top of what we have had. someplaces well over a half of foot of snow. the 60s everyone side of this not as likely we would see severe weather with all of this. more of that moisture makes it through the east and a pretty wet day for portions of the northeast into the day tomorrow. >> kids used to be excited when they got the day off. now they know it's cutting into summer break. >> they are over it.
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is that what you are saying? >> yeah. >> mind still there. >> a group of syrian refugees is on its way to the u.s. right now with renewed resettlement push. this family left jordan earlier this morning. they are moving to kansas city, the first syrian family moved as part of a three-month resettlement surge. the obama administration wants to increase the rate of syrian refugees being brought here 1300 syrian refugees have already been resettle did. >> congressmen from louisiana and arkansas on their way to cuba today. they say they are hoping for a return to what are the good ol' days. >> that's when most of cuba's imports and experts went up, through the then driving port of new orleans. the recent thaw in relations, cube could make louisiana the global leader in rice trade. jonathan martan reports. >> american businesses have been cut off from trade with cuba for nearly half a century.
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some are hoping to capitalize on a new market in a communist country. for this fourth generation louisiana farmer, it's promising before the u.s. trade embargo in the 60s, cuba was the largest importer of louisiana's rice. >> they import a lot of race. almost the size of lou's whole crop it would be significant if we could get back to what we were doing before. >> louisiana's for agricultural commissioner says it's in a prime spot to trade with cuba. on the heels of president obama's historic trip to the island nation, this week congressmen from louisiana and arkansas along with farmers and for agriculture leaders from both states are visiting cuba in hopes of reestablishing trade. >> what it means is we expect within the first year 15 to 20% increase in sales of louisiana
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products. allows products going in to cuba. >> opening trade with cuba could add millions to the state's economy and create jobs. critics say as long as fidel castro maintains influence, opportunities will be few. >> he will block trade with the u.n. toe-to-toe with president obama. an edit ole the day after president obama left for cuba, he said, cuba doesn't need anything from the empire. it considers the united states the empire. >> george fowler fled cuba in 1960 when he was 9 years old. he is now an attorney for the cuba american foundation. under castro's regime, he said opening trade does nothing for the people still struggling in cuba. >> cubaans make $30 a month. cubans are not going to buy rice. >> kevin berkin says he, too, is sensitive to the needs of those in cuba but feels decades of trade retriksz have put u.s.
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formers at a disadvantage. >> we are the ones in my opinion that are getting hurt not being able to trade. rice farmers, they get their rice from somewhere else. >> reporter: jonathan martan, al jazeera knowles. >> playing defense over a damaging leak. >> panama blaming a cyberattack revealing what world leaders have done trying to hide their money. >> leave with full pay, san francisco takes unprecedented step for new parents.
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the law firm at the center of the panama papers data leak scandal says it was the victim much a hack. >> saying it hasn't broken any laws and that all of its operations were legal. panama's governor saying it will cooperate with the investigation into the scandal. >> one of the people named in the leak, ukraine's president, petro poroshenko is defending his finances. he says he will introduce reforms to curb offshore accounts in the country. >> the purpose of that was a transparent separation business of the ukrainian president from any political influence. this is absolutely normal procedure. i think this is the main difference from the blaming of
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the. iceland's prime minister stepped down after documents showed he and his wife set aup shell company in the virgin islan islands. >> france is taking action. it has added panama to a list of uncooperative tax jurisdictions. officials in panama say that's not fair and they are threatening to retaliate. adam rainey reports from panama city. case of france, the national government will have to analyze the situation and take a series of measures which, of course, could include resip rip rick cal measures on a country that includes us on the gray list. regardsless of the steps panama
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takes, regarding the french threat, only left panama with one choice. >> they had to respond because there was a political pressure. a grass routes political pressure to defend national interests. since the publication of the panama papers, the government has been on a mission to tell reporters how much it has reformed the financial system macing it stronger and more transpare transparent. a sector that has brought in billions of s brought in billions of dollars.
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>> they talk about us like we are some specialists in money lau laundering. >> despite banking reforms and more transparency, many leaders don't buy the claims that it's cleaned up its act. they are pushing for the government to take more drastic steps the scandal threat tens the new leader of panama soccer. showing he signed a interesting contract in 2006 with an offshore marketing agency i implicated in last year's fifa by rescandal. the legal director of the union of european tulle associations at the time. he said he is dismayed by the reports and his integrity is being documented. >> there is new criticism today for how chile handles abuse allegations against security forces. amnesty international calling out the government for putting those before try buen always instead of civilian courts.
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our story from santiago. >> students, striking workers or indigenous groups, when chileans go out on the streets to protest, riot police are there in force all too often, they use excess responsive indisriminate force causing serious injuries and death. document at least four cases in which riot police killed protesters. because of a legal system that dates back to chili's military dictator ship that ended 26 years ago. >> chile has a mil tarized police considered part of the armed forces. thing should be judged in milita civilian rather than military courts. given chile's past abuses, it seems a bad signal.
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>> with rare exceptions, themill courts protect rather than punish abuseers by the security forces. >> trades union it's during the national strike in the highway you see behind me. one fired life ammunition into the air. one of the bullets hit the pedestrian bridge that you see here and ricochetted all the way dune down this street, 60 meters, killing a 16-year-old student. manuel guiterrez's family fat to have the case heard before a civilian court. ebb though it was proven that police had tried to cover up the and the officer had indeed fired the bullet that killed manuel, he was sentenced to only 400 days to be served at hope. we feel like we are being treated as third-rate citizens.
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we will never rest in peace because the asass inof a 16-year-old boy is running around free and easy because he was wear a uniform. giving security forces free rein to commit abuses. 10 years after the inter american court ofheim rights ordered chile to reform it's military justice system so that civilian cases. the government continues to drag its feet. a disturbing indictment for a country that fought so hard to restore it's democracy. >> talk about militarization of police in this country. their run for the white house. >> bringing new life into campaign. big wins in wisconsin. is it enough to take down the frontrunners before the convention? >> turning off the pour in southern california. the new warning of the aftermath of a dangerous gas leak.
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>> you and i, we're going to change this country, and we will change the world. >> mr. president, there's a one in three chance of a second grade depression. >> first hand accounts from the people who are there. >> your opinion was shocking. >> ...that i am president of the united states and i can't make anything happen. >> he stood up and said, "that's it, i'm finished." welcome back. 8 coat 30 eastern time ted cruz and bernie sanders waking up
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victorious today. >> it may give new life to their campaigns for the white house. both held victory rallies last night rivving them up ted cruz called his win a turning point in the race? >> it is a rallying cry t it is a call from the hard working men and women much wisconsin to people of america. a real choice? >> momentum is when you look at national polls or you look at statewide polls, we are defeating donald trump by very significant numbers. >> here is how the delegate count looks right now for republicans, donald trump still leading with 739. ted cruz is close behind with 502. it is growing less likely that either will be able to get enough delegates to hold off a convex heigfit. as for the democrats, bernie
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sanders trails bylaws than 250 delegates. the national political respondent. a professor of campaign manager at new york. first i want to ask you about that sound byte of sanders. is he pivoting now to a general election posture talking about how he is doing in national polls against trump? jeanie, we will start with you? >> i think so he would very much like to. i think he is getting a little bit ahead of himself if he does that. the math still works against him. he's got all of the momentum behind him. that's what hillae team is going to try to say when they come into the all-important fact. he will take wyoming. >> i says he wants to start courting super delegates but if
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you are a super delegate, somebody who has been in the party for a long time, you look at bernie sanders and say you are winning but not in all of the groups we want to win in and we need to win in, in a general election. did he win that argument? >> super delegate strategy sanders is trying to get at in that sound byte is i am the one that can beat donald trump. a sophisticated donald trump is running full throats again hillary clinton for three decades now. a few points ahead of clinton against trump, you know, bi deal. they haven't turned their guns on you yet. i don't think that holds a lot of water. >> a reminder can change.
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>> he will pick up a lot of detgas if he wins. the reports of the death of the trump campaign are greatly exaggerated. this is a win for cruz because it makes the scenarios where trifrp goes with a majority of the delegates more difficult. he needs to get about 65ish% of the remaining delegates. it's not the ends of the trump campaign. it's almost certain he will have more del gants that cruz and win a few more big stays before this is over. >> what does the accurate parties now stand for? >> that's a very good question actually. it's one they have been c contending with. you see them contending with what face can they put forward? it's tough because we are looking at a contested convex. if you think about it historically, when did contested
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conventions end? with the absence of television because nobody wanted to put that face forward on of it. 6 and 10 g.o.p. voters said the party should nominate the candidate with the most support in the primary. so even though trump doesn't win necessarily outright the numbers, he will have the most support at least it looks that way going in. >> yeah. he will. maybe 200, maybe 250. he is supposed to be a deal maker. go to marco rubio. offer him something. nobody wants to run with donald trump because he is going to lose. he is in a weaker bargaining position. if hillary clinton goes in with 4% she is viewed as strong
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enough. trump isn't. >> jeanie, let me ask you this question: did bernie sanders hurt or help hillary clinton with these attacks concerning trade deals like tpp and nafta? clearly the republicans were going to use that going forward. if she gets the nomination, is that a weakness in the clinton campaign? >> i think it's a weakness in the primary more than i think it's a reweakness in the genera election campaign. i think that he did what he needed to do and alaskanently believes where he stands on the issue of trade. going in to the general election, i don't see that as harming her as much. of course, it depends upon who she is running against. so, if she is running against donald trump, he is certain to keep raising these issues. if she is running against, you know, a paul ryan or somebody else. >> it's interesting you guys keep saying paul ryan. >> i am taking a guess. >> okay. >> he said he does not want to run. >> he said he didn't want foch speaker of the house? >> the reluctant candidate. >> paul ryan's schtick.
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>> undemocratic. in my generation, we have not seen an election like it this where you are you are talking about party he woulders in some ways hijacking the peace's voice. >> this is not an election. this is a party election. let me ask you a question. in all of the kind of socialist cult trees bernie sanders pointed to, the notion of somebody no, sir not a member of the party could come in largely on the strength of people who are not members of in a party and with that party's no, ma'am national is laughable. right? even in wisconsin, hillary collinton was neck and neck. it was a dead heat among democrats. for the democratic party to say you know what? at the end of the day, our party may want to choose someone who members our party prefer by a substantial margin. we talked about bernie being an independent for years. th they can hold this together and hillary can get elected because she is unfortunate enough to run against donald trump but the
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people rvoting for bernie sanders, if there was more good will among people of color, he would have won this primary. the future belongs to the sanders voters. the clinton machine's operation can probably hold them off. >> lincon mitchell. thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you. prosecutors trying to force another police officer involved in the death of afraid gray to testify against his colleague. the city lawyers say they want garrett miller to take the witness stand even as he faces charges in that case. last month, the state's' high core. ray dying after being seriously injured while in police custody. the next trial was set to begin in may. there is also new trouble this morning in the aftermath of that huge gas leak in southern california. officials now saying dit could lead to blackouts this summer. john henry smith explains why. >> the leak is permanently
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sealed. reporter: that february announcement trumpeted the end of nearly 4 months of methane gas leaking into the upscale porter ranch community. now, there is a new worry for people in and around los angeles. while only one of the aliso canyon sites' 115 welds was leaking, the state ordered them all shut down until they can be tested and four state government commissions say that means loss of 1/5th of the gas economy. serving 11 million customers around los angeles will face a shortage of gas. their record warned that will mean up to 14 days of blackouts during the hot summer months. also, residents should expect an additional 8 to 18 days off outages later in the year. another problem for a community that's already suffered health problems from exposure to the methane gas cloud ? >> this is nor my older boy and
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this is for imatrex. >> my 13-year-old daughter has been something as well. horrible, horribly cough the state's analysis has drawn protests from the utility industry, one executive saying plenty of natural gas remains to serve the typical summer needs hinting that blackouts are irresponsible. >> a storage facility is not believed to be operational. so far, ebb none of the aliso facilities' remaining wells have transpired. >> that's aren't total blackouts. we are talking about black housed during certain parts of the day? >> that's almost certainly correct. they had blackouts 15 years ago. during those, the power company shut down one-gid for about 4 hours before shutting off power foanother. thauchlt. more help is coming to researchers trying to the zika
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virus. the alabama administration said it will transfer money from e bowla, to go toward research and development of anti-zika vaccines. it would be used to treat those infected with the virus. the rest would go tophon ato fight the virus overseas. more people than ever are being treated for diabet. the world health organization now says the disease affects 22 million people around the world. that is nearly 1 in 11 people. it is linked to the death of 3.7 million people each year and a new study shows the price of insulin here is on the riechltdz annual spending on the drug has increased nearly 200 bers between 2002 and 2013. other medications including oral diabetes drug also increased over the same period. doctors say the price won't go down soon because of the risetion cost of research and development. >> when we come back, fixing the broken native american schools in our country.
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>> how a new bill aims to give parents a choice out of many what is called a failing system.
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when you picture a school on a native american reservation, this probably isn't what you imagine. >> so this wasn't even here? >> that wasn't, no. >> just trailers? >> yep. >> 14 years ago, the fondulac school here in northern minnesota looked different. >> there wasn't that school there the elementaryschool, a bunch of buildings with a high school. that was used for 1st through you 3rd grade. he was a student at this school
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thing do a lot of trying to get kids in the country. i think that's important. the president's push for he had case is part of a larger effort in native american t policy changes on jobs, crime, internet access and healthcare. >> he did his part to help us succeed. he helped us with education. he helped us with infrastructure development. two hours up the road, a school is waiting for help. he doesn't need repair. it needs to be replaced. >> our wiring throughout almost
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the whole building is outside. >> this building was not meant to be a school. it was built as a poll barn. as you can see, it's not where i would want my children to go to school. the home economics classroom can't use more than two appliances at a time. otherwise, the lights short out. when it rains, school officials used buckets water through the ceilings. >> type of another chaek, this is a scoot school's computer lab. you can see wires running up the wall. students say it's so cold in the winter, they have to wear jackets through the entire school day. >> last year, the bureau of indian affairs the among was presented among 185 schools with 41 students nationwide. to put that into perspective, the cleveland metropol-stan
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school district has a budget of $15,000,000,000 going to the same number of students in '96 schools. >> it's a disgrace that we are being left behind when we have new schools all over, all over the united states being built. and our children have to come to school in a building like this. >> if you were in dc with the other tribal leaders right now, what would you be asking obama or with a not to talk to him about? >> i would just ask him right out to give us the funding so we can build a school. >> it's the kind of me native americans leaders and youth hope the president will here before he leaves. >> the success of the reservation has to be with the education of the kids. if the kids don't get a proper education and meet the standards of, let's stay, you know, state
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test scores and stuff, what does that say about the future of these reservations. >> tristan otown, al jazeera, the fondulac reservation. >> schools like the one tristan profiled are in a unique situation because the bureau of indian schools is funded by the government and many say the government has failed these schools. today's bill was proposed by john machiccaimccain. it would give students attending bureau of indian education schools access to education savings accounts. parents can use that money to pay for private stew school tuition and therapy as well as text books and education it related items and services. many say it would provide a life line out of the school system and give families more choice. to discuss all of this, a senior program officer if he wakanyaja sacred little ones early childhood initiative at the american indian college fund. she joins us from denver.
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thank you for your time. we outlined the bill before thenate today. what it would it do for early childhood education, which is your expertise in native communities? >> it would bring issues that were featured in your video regarding the mats kinds of issues and critical infrastructure that needs to be built around native education. tliebl colleges and university to impact early childhood education at the earliest part of that long journey from birth to career pipeline. around issues in early chi childhood. we have spent a lot of time talking about k 12 education and most recently, we have put more light on post secondary education in terms of funding
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disparities but we need to be paying attention to those early parts of a young child's life in which the family and the community need to be able to shape that child's learning opportunity. >> zero to 5 education. with schools run by indian education, i want to read out some of these statisticsics. 53% of students in those schools graduate, short of the national american indian average of 69%. students score two grade levels lower than their native american peers in public schools. why are these schools run by the federal government in such bad shape? i think you need to look at -- you are quoting statisticsics that are really giving us a big broad picture of what's going on across country away native
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education. this is just one slice of the picture. i would say that, you know, in the bureau of indian affairs schools, they have been working quite a bit on trying to incorporate native language and culture into the curriculum and have been working on engaging families and community in our leadership in reviving those efforts. you know, it's a hard conversation to have when we place it in sort of a dichotomy of where in failing schools, it's broken, but i think i like to focus more on what our native communities ready to do in terms of reenvisioning what native education can be. we have a number of scholars out there a number of educational leaders whether or not have been working hard to help turn around that picture of what native education can be. these schools have their challenges absolutely but the work that we are doing is helping tribal colleges work
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closely with partners in early learning centers with their tribunal government, with their doebl offices that are in charge of education, helping them build the capacity internally to address some of these huge issues. >> yeah. >> for sustained opportunities. we are not thinking in terms of short time. we are thinking long-term. >> important. went to higher education including harvard grad school. what about your personal experience informs your view of changes within native schools. my parents, albert and becky yazi. we grew up on the reservation. both are lifelong dedicated educators. my father lobbied quite a bit over his career for impact aid funds to support arizona schools
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as well as though impact aid funds and lopezing. so when i look to my inspiration, i look to their work, their long dedication putting education first as our number 1 priority. so today, i take my legacy forward in honor of my parents. >> thank you so much for joining us with this imports story this morning. >> you are welcome. thank you for having me. >> when we come back, a bold step improving life for new parents? >> san francisco breaks the mold and requires paid parental leave for both moms and dads. >> what if there were no cameras here, would be the best solution? >> this goes to the heart of the argument. >> people out here are struggling and just trying to get by with whatever they can. >> new york city has a higher level of inequality of wealth than honduras and india. >> people need to demand reform. >> it's coming together little by little. >> we're making it the best that
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we can. >> we're not deterred. we're building a historic project here. >> how big do you see this getting? >> we're trying to get a feel for what the people of iran are thinking right now. >> the galleries and the art and the parties, everything. it's getting better. >> greece is this close to running out of cash. i went there to show you first-hand. >> if you paid taxes, you expect to having something back. >> the city is a powder keg at the moment. >> we're back square minus one. >> now it's time for something different. >> this is the entrance to the global seed vault. nations around the world contribute stashes of every kind of seed imaginable if something really bad were to happen, humankind can start all over again. >> all year long we are continuing with our conversation on america's middle-class. >> i'm on a mission that i have to keep. keep this business going. >> the middle-class is a reflection of a city's economic health. it fuels the local economy like it's been doing here at philadelphia's italian market for the last 100 years. >> these are middle-class people
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who decided it's much better to come back here and they're working to fight to make changes. >> proud to tell your stories. it is the most general raws russ family leave program in the country. >> assays herm illa albergabe reports, not everyone is on board. >> in a historic move, voting to give parents six weeks of fully paid leave. >> it's already ready hard without children to live in san francisco. so, if you have that extra pay, you can have a family and go back to work. >> reporter: california already has one of the most general raws family leave plans in the country, giving employees 55% of their wages for you can answup it would force businesses with 20s or more employees inside san francisco to pay the other 45%. >> we need to stop forcing
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parents to make the terrible decision about whether to bond with a child or whether to put food on the table sflfrp the new law applies to both men and women and to both full and part-time employees who work in the city. it takes effect next year and is getting a mixed reception from san francisco's busy community. >> i think it's a long time coming that we get mandated paid maternity leave. on the other hand, is this really one more responsibility of the small business person. >> in a restaurants environment, you are going going to have to pay 45% of someone's salary and hire someone and train them to work in that person's job. >> the san francisco chamber of commerce took a neutral stanchion on the legislation. the chamber says it supports expanded parental leave but 24,000 small business members may find it challenging to meet the requirement. san francisco's office of economic analysis found the ordinance would likely increase household spending but that it
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can could increase hiring and slow down job creation. >> besides california, only two other states, in general, and road island mandate paid parental leave. they don't offer full pay. new york state passed a bill that mandates all workers get partial pay up to 12 weeks. >> with respect to the question, why san francisco? why is it the first state to do so? >> that's where silicon valley is. it's been a flew he knew. companies like apple and google have generous paid leave. getter said they are offering their full time employees 20 weeks off paid. netflix made headlines by giving up to a year of presentone hour >> the university of connecticut once again the champs of women's college basketball. >> national krip gods to
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connecticut for the fourth year in a row. >> an undefeated season by easily beating sir coups 82 to 51. the only players in college basketball history, men or women, to win four titles in a row. >> they have left an imprint on this game that's going to last a really long time. i think it's a blueprint for kids coming after this that if you want to know how to do it, they showed everybody how to do it. they did it the right way. >> that unbeaten season is their 6th in the perform's hit. they extend today 75 straight games. john bhiten for the most college basketball ships of all time with 11. >> that's it for us here in new york. i am stephanie cy. >> i am del walters. your morning back tomorrow
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