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captioning sponsy newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm dy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: attorney general william barr says he will deliver the mueller reporto congress within a week, as lawmakers grill him about his conclusions from the special counsel's investigation. then, israel votes. a contentious campaign comes to an end, as embattled prime minister benjamin netanyahuur seeks a straight term. and, how to handle hate speech. civil rights advocates and tech company representatives testify on capitol hill, amid the rise of white nationali through social media. all that and more, on tonight's pbs newshour.
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>> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: attorney general william barr says he will be able to release some of special counsel robert mueller's russia repoithin a week." he made clear that part of it-- maybe a large part-- will be blanked out. democrats at a congressional hearing questioned barr about the conclusions he reached last month from mueller's nearly 400-page report. looking ahead, barr said he would again "rely on his own discretion" to make as much of the report public as he is able. we will have highlights of rr's testimony, right after the news summary. treasury secretary steve mnuchin acknowledged today that white house lawyers had been in touch with his department, following r house democratuest for six years of president trump's
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tax returns. mnuchin told a house he has not personally spoken with the president aboud the matter, ans to "follow the law" with respect to the democrats' request. mr. trump harepeatedly said that he is under audit, and is unable to release his returns.s new york city clared a public health emergency, in an effort to combat a growing measles health officials say there have been 285 confirmed measles cases in brooklyn and queens since september. most were members of the orthodox jewish community. mayor bill de blasio said theyor have alsred mandatory measles vaccinations for unvaccinated residents ithe affected areas, who may have been exposed to the virus. >> the only way to stop this outbreak is to ensure that those who have not been vaccinated, get that vaccine.
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it's crucial for people to understand that the measles vaccine work it is safe. it is effective. it is time-tested. >> woodruff: residents who defy the new vaccination order could be fined $1,000. president trump insisted today that he is not looking to reinstate the policy of child separation at the u.s. southern border. mr. trump said that his hiedecessor is to blame for separating migrantren from their families. he spoke during a meeting with the visiting egyptian president. >> president obama had child separation. take a look. the press knows it, you know it, we all know it. i didn't have-- i'm the one tha stop. president obama had child separationll now, i'll ou something. once you don't have it-- that's why you see many morle coming. >> woodruff: more than 2,700 children were separate their parents at the mexican border under the trump administtion's "zero tolerance" policy, before it was reversed last year. child separations did occur under the obama administration,
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but on a much less frequent basis, and primarily in cases of child endangerment. president trump also dismissed claims that he is "cleaning house" at the department of homeland security, after its secretary, kirstjen nielsen, announced her resignation sunday. the u.s. state department has barred 16 saudis from entering the u.s. for their role in the murder of journalistamal khashoggi. the list includes a former close advisor to the saudi crown prince, believed to have led the hit squad that killed khashoggi in the saudi consulate in turkey in october. but, it does not name saudi crown prince mohammad bin salman himself. the individuals' families arene ioso now bfrom u.s. entry. in israel, the nl election been underway all this day is still too close to call, with both sides claiming victory tonight.mi
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primster benjamin netanyahu's right-wing likud party is neck and neck with former mitary chief benny gantz's centrist opposition blue and white party. we will have an on-thed report from tel aviv, later in the program. british prime ministersa may is trying to persuade european union leaders to delay brexit once again, on the eve of their emergency summit in brussels. may met with german chancellor angela merkel in berlin, and then traveled on to paris for talks with french president emmanuel macron. meanwhile in luxembourg, the e.u.'s chief brexinegotiator insisted that progress must be made in the british parliament if brexit is delayed once more. >> ( translated ): this extension needs to be useful. it needs to be useful tgive more time, if needed, to make a success of the political process that i have talked about, tocc d in building this majority. >> woodruff: the 27 e.u. member states will decide tomorrow whether or not to approve another extension to delay
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brexit. if it is not approved, britain will leave the e.u. without ade on friday. we will take a look at what's at stake, later in the program. back in this country, 16 parents in the college admissions bribery scandal are now facing a new money laundering charge. they include actress lori loughlin, who federal prosecutors had already indicted last month on mail fraud. she is accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into t university of southern california as members of the crew team. california congressman eric swalwell has become the latete democrat to the 2020 presidential race. the 38-year-old, four-term reprentative has been an outspoken critic of president trump duri the russia probe. swalwell says that his campaign will focus on gun control in the wake of last year's mass shooting at a high school in parkland, florida. stocks fell on wall street
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today, led by losses in the industrial sector. the dow jones industrial average shed 190 points to close at 26,150. the nasdaq fell 44 points, and gie s&p 500 slipped 17. and, the va cavaliers are basking in their first n.c.a.a. men's college basketball championship title. the streets of charlottesville erupted last night after the university of virginia beat ut xas tech 85 to 77 in overtime. it was an epic comeback, a year after virginia became the first number-one seed to ever lose to a number-16 team in the first we will ore on their veund. championship win at the end of our program. still to come on the newshour: the attorney generes faces tough ons from congress about the mueller report. israis decide their future, they head to the polls to choose eir next prime minister. civil rights advocates and tech
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represen dramatic rise of hate speech through social media. and, much more. >> woodruff: ocapitol hill today, attorney general william barr gave mo specifics on when the public might see the mueller report, but little information on what he release. lisa desjardins was in the hearing room. >> desjardins: barr was scheduled to talk abt his agency budget, but democrats had something to say first. >> let's address the elephant in the room... >> desjardins: meaning, the fact that barr, one of the few people to have read the completed mueller report, is the person in charge of its release. he gave lawmakers more of an indication of when. >> within a week, i will be in
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a position to release that report to the public. and then i will engage with the chairmen of both judiciarymm tees about that report, about any further requests that they have. >> desjardins: but he stopped short of giving demolike appropriations chairwoman nita lowey what they wanted. >> will we have the full report? >> you mean the un-redacted report? >> yes.>> o. >> desjardins: barr said he is working on redactions, based on what the lawequires, and he does not believe congress has a right to see redacted grand jury testimony. >> i don't intend this stage to send the full, un-redacted report to the committee. am relying on my own discretion to make as much public as i can. >> desjardins: democrats repeatedly questioned whe barr's loyalties lie, ife's aiming to help the president. lowey raised that it took the attorney general only two days to write a summary of theio report's concl. >> all we have is your four-page summary, which seems to cherry-pick from the repo
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to draw the most favorable conclusion possible for the president. and in many ways, your letter raises more questions than it answers. >> desjardins: barr said he was helped by mueller giving advance notice of the report's direction. in his summary, barr quoted mueller as concluding that there was "no evidence that the president's campaign coordinated with russia," and on obstructios ofce, that mueller "could not conclude whether the president committed a crime."la barr tolakers the white house provided no input on his letter, though it did get a heads up. re i think it may have bee to them-- they did not get to see the letter. >> desjardins:edepublicans puack themselves, at democrats, as having a political agenda themselves for pushingth too hard to gereport. robert aderholt of alabama: >> desjardins: in the end, sub-committee chair jose serrano
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closed the hearing with a broad message toarr. >> i hope that, if you take something from here today,lo since we took from you in information, is to maybe look around and realize, or just pay attention to the fact that we lean on you to come througtrfor this cou >> desjardins: after the hearing, the politics returned, with each party arguing their support or suspicion of barr to cameras. but, all acknowledge the real fight is still ahead, when he releases the mueller report, and how much they see. >> woodruff: and lisa joins me now. lisa, we see this division in the committee, the disagreement. you have been tal though, as well, behind the scenes. they're anticipating the releast the ew days. what are they saying about what they're looking for, how they're going to handle it? >> to some degree this hearing was just optics. l didn't alert a lot, except now we know the tine is within the next week. what's happening behind the scenes is democrats have a big decision to make. jerry nadler, the chairman of
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the house judiciary com ttee, holds s hand subpoenas. they could legally ask fs thi full report. my indications are from sources that he's going to wait until whatever mueller releases comes out and then decide what he does sith those subpoenas. where that takes then, judy, is to a very tricky court battle. democrats say that would like to see this redacted information behind closed doors in what they saye classified areas where they can look at this informatirr. s not inclined to release this information at all. so i think we're on a collision course ultimately over that information. first we're waiting to see what the public and the rest ofs get to see in this report, which is coming up within day >> woodruff: it sure does look like a collision ahead. anotheissue, these changes in leadership at the department of homeland security. the secretary is now gone or leaving on her way out, kristjen
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nielsen. it's notes inly getting positive caaction from all republi. i want to ask you about tha there is speculation about others at the u.s. citizenship and immigration services director, what are you hearing from republicans about all of this? s >> w some really remarkable reaction from some senior republicans who othwise have tried to support the trump administration. let's look at this quote from chuck grassley, the senator from iowa, who until recently was the ch committee.e judiciary hi spoke in an interview i believe to the "wton post." he said, "the president has to have some stability. he's pulling the g out from the very people that are trying to help him accomplish his goal." chuck grassley is talking not e in about the cha homeland security, but all of these other acting departments that i know you talked to yamiche about yesterday. the one y mentioned right now is important, as well, bec that's something republicans want to use, that's an office they want to use ithe future for trying the deal with asylum
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policy. alassley is not the only one. i alsod to ron johnson, the chairman of the senate homeland security committee, republican, same thing. and mes inhofe told meis is a huge problem because also open is the seat at the pentagon,the defense secretary nominee. inhofe told me becse of this he thinks there will be news on that nomination this week. it puts pressure to put som in the pentagon, because there is no one at homeland security. >> woodruff: it's a glaringto situatioave these significant vacancies right now. and just quickly, as well, lisa, you're learning about some early efforts on the part of members of congresto deal with a situation at the border. >> that's right, ron johnson, the homeland secy chairman, told me he's working on legislation from a republican point of view the change how the asylum system works. we'll cover that in future weeks, but jy, it's important to know, this comes as we saw new numbers about detentions at the border, apprehensions. last month it was up t10o 3,000
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people. that's an all-time record for march. that number is expected to continue to grow. meanwhile, judy, congress is expected to take a two-week recess in the midst l of this, so a solution does not seem like it's coming son i'm sorry to report. >> woodruff: well, we thank you for staying on top of it. you will continue to. lisa desjardins, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> woodruff: israelis went to the lls today to choose a prime minister, and 120 members of their parliament. the two leading parties are both claiming victory, and tonight, the results are too close to call. here's nick schifrin. >> schifrin: israeli politics are always fractious, but the results from today's elections are particularly tight. exit polls show liku led by prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and a coalition known as blue and white, led by former army chief benny gantz, to be neck and neck, a it's not yet
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clear which will be able to form a coalition government with smaller parties. netanyahu's election headquarters are in tel aviv, and that's where our john yang is tonight. john, what are you hearing? what's the latest results that we're getting in? >> the latest results, nick, is there are no results. you see behi me some members of the likud party are beginnint to gher, suggesting that indicate netanuahu will come here to declare victory, just as benny gantz did not too far away fromere at his party headquarters not too long ago. who is right? who will be the next prime minister? probably won't know for a little while. we won't know who got the most votes tonight until probably well io wednesday at least if it's even closer, we won'tno for several days. they're going to have the wait for absentee ba floom soldiers, israeli defense forces
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in far-flung parts of israel. they count by hand here. they do not give out fres ent upda they do in the united states. so we're not likely to see any official numbers until wednesday. one interesting result we're seeing tonight, thos you ntioned the practiceness of israeli politics. we're seeing that go away. there's a new threshold fo small parties in the legislature, which is callethe knesset. some of the parties that have been fixtures on the israeli political landscape may not be in the knesset at all. you're seeing two dominant parties moving toward a to-party system. >> schifrin: we're seeing two dominant parties move as closeee as we'veto a two-party system in a decade. we won't know who people are woting for, but we do kno something, we are seeing something, and that is whether people are voting for or against
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him. all the voters are focused on the prime minister, netanyahu, is that right? >> this really was a referendumn on the past years of benjamin netanyahu as prime minister. u know, we spent today going to polling places in jerusalem, in tel aviv, talking to voters as they came out about who they voted for. and even thoseho voted for or supported benny ganted their vote in terms of netanyahu. portersink even bibi sup can see how much he's messed up the last few years. i never supported him, but i think at this point we just need a change. i don't know that anybody is really good, but not bibi. >> after 13 yearts ofagnation, 13 years of where our prices of apartments in this area havene tripled, therds to be an absolute change in the government. enough is ghn and enough of the corruption, anenough of the scandals that are going on. we need a new and clean fresh slate.
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>> i voted for bibfouyears ago, but i think that we've had enough of him. >> whether positive or negative, benjamin netanyahu connanues to do the political debate, whether or not he'll be prime minister remains to be see though. >> schifrin: john, this is a complicated process over the next few days and perhaps even weeks. walk us through what happens next >> this is a complicated and maybe some say convoluted proc it all starts on april 17th. that is the day that the official results are announced. then begins a series of sven ys of party leaders, the leaders of parties who won seats inhe parliament tonight, going to the israeli presidenl they tl the israeli preside, ruben rivlin, who they would recommend, who they would want to see as prime minister. as these conversations go on,
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rivlin, he's doita men manchester he's seeing who could come closer to the 61-vote majority someone needs to have governmente legislature. then april 24th, seven days after those official result, he officially asks one man or th other to form a government. now, it could be that he asks both of them to form a coalition government, and it doesn't have to be the person who has the most votes tonight. it could be the person, as long as it's the person thahe thinks could get a majority in the legislature. s ifrin: absolutely. we'll be watching in the next days and weeks. we know you'll be there. john yang reporting live from chkud headquarters tonight. thank you very m >> woodruf the frequency and
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scale of violent hate crimes have increased in recent years- ly in this country, but around the world. and that has brought increasing fo how hate groups use social media platforms to threaten, to spread messages of ethnic and religious hate, to radicalize opinion in impressionable people, and even share live videos of an attack over the internet. anma navaz has this >> hate nts are increasing in the united states. >> thank you, mr. chairman, for the opportunity for us to again condemn white nationalism. it's unfortunate, but it is not unimportant. >> nawaz: on the house judiciary committee's agenda today: hate speech and white nationalism, and how social media can amplify both. eileen hershenov, from the anti-defamation league, said violence by white supremacists is on the rise. >> white supremacists have been responsible for more than half, 54%, of all domestic extremist-related murders in the past ten
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in the last year, that figure has ren to 78% of all tremist-related murders.e that is whpremacists >> nawaz: seated next to hershenov, dr. mohammad abu- salha. in 2015, his two daughters and ann-in-law were murdered i alleged hate crime in north carolina. >> there's no questions in our mis that this tragedy was borne of bigotry and hate. i ask you not to let another american family go through this because our gornment would not act to protect all americans. >> nawaz: four months after those murders, a white supremacist killed nine black worshippers at a mother emnuel church in charleston, south carolina. in august 2017, a white supremacist killed heather heyer, who was protesting a white supremacy rally in charlottesville. in october 2018, a white supremacist killed nine worshippers in a pittsburgh synagogue. and, just last month, a white
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supremacist killed 50 people at two mosques in new zealand. committee chairman jerry nadler said today's hearing was prompt by that new zealand attack, and the role social media played, by enabling it to be live-streamed. >> i'd like to be clear. there is no room for terrorism or hate on facebook. az: facebook's public policy director, neil potts, acknowledged his company hasfo been criticizeallowing hate speech on its platform, but he pushed back, noting they quickly removed the new zealand shooter's live-stream: >> on facebook, on instagram, we took immediate action towards that video. once we were made aware, we were able to remove the video within ten minute >> nawaz: some expressed concern that tech companies like facebook and google were stifling free speech by banning certain republican csman tom mcclintock of california: >> suppressing speech, even the most hate-filled speech, doesn't diminish its influence i it strengthe i don't think you can be both. i don't think you can be a neutral platformnd at the same time exercise editorial control over content.
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>> nawaz: and activist candance lyens testified, she regul faces hate speech and attacks as a black conservative. >> we're not talking enough about political hatred in this country. we're not talking enough abo conservative activists being attacked, like myself. >> nawaz: the eupean union and australia have taken concrete legislative steps recently, passing "personal respsibility laws." if hate speech is allowed on social media platforms, it's the company's executives who are held accountable. we turn now to someone who testified today: kristen clarke. shis the president and executive director of the lawyers' committee for civil rights under law, a national civil rights organization. she played an instrumental role tin facebook's decision l month to ban discussions on white nationalism. for the record: we asked google and facebook to join us. they both declined. kristeke, welcome to the news hour. >> thank you for having me. >> nawaz: you heard us tick off a list of some of those attacks by white suremacist, but that's not the only threat
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to the united states, right? was this top worthy of a congressional-level hearing today? >> absolutely. this was timthely. was necessary. and it's critical. these are issues that are life-and-death for people in our country and frankly across the globe. we need to understand better what is fueling hate today, and we know heat it's toric at the highest level. we know it's policies that dehumanize and marginalize communities, but we also know that tech platforms play a big part in facilitating hate today. i was very pleased to see congress take some time today to hear from facebook and goo about what they're doing to stamp out hate, but no doubt part owhat is fueling this crisis today is the fact that so much hate generates online. this is where people are coming together, where people are going to recruit members, organize rallies, target victims, broadcast their killings. it's really important that we
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get to the root of what's driving online hate today.d >> nawaz: ose are all things we have seen already happen. >> indeed. >> nawaz: so let me ask you about this. as the hearing is unfolding and it is live stream, the comments on the hearing have to be disabled because of the anti-semitic and racist remarks directed at people in theg. hear you mentioned there were representatives from facebook and google there. talk to me about the responsibility of those companies, those platforms to dress that kind of hate and remarks. >>ey, these online communities have really grown tremendously over ti and our laws and policies have not kept up lock in ste we used to have brick and mortar operations where people interacted and public acomedations laws that prohibit discrimination in those spaces. but now so much commerce activity happens online. and sadly tech companies are simply not doing enoh to mak sure these are not places that
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are leaving communities feeling vulnerable. >> nawaz: why do you think they're not doing enough? why haven't they done more so r? >> i hope congress will do some work after this hearing, take what they learned tay and think about the new laws they can put on the books to keep up with the 21srt century ld that we're living in. i think that we basically rely on teclcompanies to poice themselves with some pressure from advocacy groups like ours, but at the end of the day, what we need are strong laws on the books that canho tech and social media platforms accountable for the ways in which they contribe and allow hate to fester. >> nawaz: you don't think it wi happen without more oversight? >> not fast enough. >> nawaz: so you were instrumental in getting bacebook to those white nationalist groups. how hard was it? you were there in the room with some of those executives. how will are they to try to tackle those problems? >> it took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. we approached facebook last
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summer, and it took many, many months of advocacy and pushing and other folks in the civ rights community provided an echo chamber for our concerns. it was very frustrating to have 0 billion company take the view that white sue spremacist activity is bad, but white nationalist and white separatist activity is okay. >> nawaz: they wostuld guish between the two? >> yes. we know these are all dangerous ideologi that are one in the same, are completely interchangeable, and all of them are ones that promote and incite violence today. these are gros who, you know, really embrace these ideologiesa ofe and are out organizing and targeting vulnerable communities based on those hateful ideologies. >> nawaz: wehould poi out in the conversation about screening language, there is a
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free speech question. candace owens said, "i am ta teted. we donlk about the political hatred i face." what do you say to that? >> that's ftotally diferent issue. i believe deeply in the first endment. it's a bedrock principle. but at the end of the day, we're talking out conduct and activity that is not first amendment protected speech. when you're out issuing theats to communities of color, when you're inciting violence, when you're using theeb t organize hateful rallies, at some point we are far outside the firstzo amendmen and we're now in an area that really requires that tech companies police that space to make sure that these are sae online communities for the people who use these dommunities, but more importantly, we no make sure that we're not allowing online platforms to beg breed grounds for the hateful violence that we're witnessing in our
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communities today. >> nawaz: less than a mine left. what could some of these tech companies do today? what other stebe could the doing right now that would help to address this problem? >> they need to put mors e resourto this issue. they need more diversity around the table to ensure that broken policies or misguided policies like the one that facebook maintained never rear their head again, and they needo partner and collaborate with civil rights organizations. d we're in the trenches ki dealing with the fallout from the hate crimes crisis. 're working in the communities. we're helping victims. and they need to be sensitized to kind of the ugly realities of hate today and understand th role that they play inng contribuo that hateful environment. >> nawaz: kristen cla thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me.
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>> woodruff: by the year 2030,e one in fericans will be a senior and, as oomers age, many will eventually enter long-term care. that move brings difficult choices and challenges for both seniors and their families. among the less-discussed is an increased risk of both depression and suicide for those moving into or living in long- term care. special correspondent cat wise reports on this difficult topic, as part of a partnership with kaiser health news. and a warning: this story contains graphic references to suicide. >> he was fit and, physically, just, on track to just living a long, long life. >> reporter: roland tiedemann was a lifelong outdoorsman. a hiker, skier, a member of the forest service, who taught his daughter, jane davis, to love the outdoors as well.
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but after so many years of s shing himself, traveling the world, and serving surrogate father to his granddaughter jayna, after her father died, both his and his wife's health began to fail in 2014. he contracted a vicious case of shingles. his fe, mary, took a fall while caring for him, breaking her back. she was suequently diagnosed with dementia. >> we made the decision to put them both togeth in a facility, where in my opinion, i thought that would be e safest place, that they would get the care they needed. >> reporter: how did he handle the trantion into long-term care facility? >> good question.-- e didn't. he struggled with it, but he also recognized it was the only option. i couldn't. i didn't have the space. i built a place with no bedrooms on theottom flr, and neither of them could do stairs.
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and for a man that had made so many decisions and been able to be so free, now, he was confined to this space where he didn't have a voice. >> reporter: in early 2018, facing his third move to another long-term care facility-- one that would accept medicaid, as the family's resources dwindled-- 89-year-old tiedemann locked his door at his nursing home in wenatchee, washington, and jumped to his death from his fourth floor window. >> him being a big writer, i knew he wouldn't hlee left ndthouing a note. and a note was f and in shaky letters, it just said"sorry, everybody." >> reporr: that must have been so difficult. it's been about year since he passed, how are you doing now?
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>> it's. every day, a different journey. i miss him. he was my anchor. and he was my daughter's anchor. when jayna's dad died, he became hepop-pop. and she misses him. >> reporter: davis lived close to the nursing home, and found it painful tdrive by, so she and her daughter recently moved to colorado. but in the wake of her father's death, a new program is being developed to prevent this from happening again. julie rickard is a psychologist at parkside mental health in wenatchee, a 28-bed crisisiz stabion center.he she's alsoounder of the suicide prevention coalition ofh
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north central gton, which she started in 2012 after a rash of suicides, mostly among yog then in 2018nd tiedemann's death led her to start asking questions at hisacility, of the residents, staff and administrators. >> what i heard was that there were other residents that were now considering the same metho and the administration really wasn't on board. like, they had no idea, because the staff hadn't communicated to administration that there were these other five residents that were now considering the same method.d at they said was, you know, i always wondered if that would work, but now i know. the risk is evated for up to eight months after transitioning to a long-term care facility. >> reporter: sitting in on dr. rickard's staff training wasea kaiserh news reporter jonel aleccia. for the past six months, she and her reporting partner, melissa
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bailey, have been examining records of over 500 attempted and completed suicides from across the country in long-term care settings. ndd, she was surprised to that the rates of suicide among residents in these facilities don't di on their living >> one of the things that i p think mople think is that when you send your loved one to a long-term care facwhity, in part you want is supervision. and from the data that have been available, it looked like the rates of suicide in long-term care, and in the larger community with no monitoring, we about the same. >> reporter: is it your sense from your reporting that this is an issue that is fro center for many long-term care facilities? i mean, are they really tracking the ment well-being of their residents? >> it's a pretty big problem, from the research that we did. up to a third of the people who are living in long-term care
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centers have had suicidal behavior-- either suicidal thoughts or tempts. and we found that about half of tethe people have been repto be depressed. >> had a home, a new car. now i ain't got nothing. >> reporter: a year and a half ino, 84-year-old jim ellis moved from a facility rizona to kadie glen, a 60-bed long-term care facility in east wenatchee. he'd already lost his leg to a medical complication, and says losing his mobility and dependence have been hard. and, he says, other residents feel the same way.yo has here that you know ever talked about or said that they're thinking about suicide here?ou >> oh,ear it practically every day. >> reporter: you'll hear other residenttalking about it? >> oh, certainly, and i've probably said it myself.
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but... eh, it's talk. >> reporter: julie rickard isth working anagement at kadie glen, which sn't had a suicide, to trto prevent one from happening by screening residents for depreson and suicidal thoughts, teaching staff to recognize warning signs, and then interveninwhen necessary. some families watching this might start to feel a bit guilty for having their loved ones go into long-term care facilities. what would you say to them? >> i would say, you know, there's lots of reasons that people go into long-term care. this isn't about whether it's a right decision or wrong decision. what it's about is, what are we doing on the backside to make sure that the person is transitioning well when they are going into long-term c that we are doing the things to support themnd stay connected. >> reporter: a big part of that means pairing people who are not adjusting well with those who are, to help them reconnect and -engage with the community. for jane davis, that mentoring piece is key.
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>> i think the biggest thing is connection. if you have no connection, if your voice is no longer heard, why? what's the "why" for life? and just having someone to listen to you or to tell your story to. my dad had a great story that he loved to tell, but no one was listening anymore. >> repter: for many families evaluating long-term care options for their ved ones, just learning the history of a facility can be challenging. kaiser health news reporr jonel aleccia says there are no federal requirements to report suicides in long-term care, an most states either don't track these numbers or wouldn't divulge them. you would thinthat this kind of information on suicide in a long-term care facility would be tracked by the state. >> you would think that somebody would be watchg.
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and what we found is that it's very difficult to tell which long-term care centers have had suicideshow your loved one, whether your loved one is in a place where that might have occurred. >> reporter: jonel alecciat recommends tmilies considering long-term care ask what suicide prevention and mental health protocols are in thace. but, she cautions the work being done in wenatchee is one of the only programs she was able to find across the country. for their part, both jane davis and julie rickard say we need to do better as a country of luing the elderly, and reduce stigma around depression and suicide. d >>'t want this to happen to anyone else.yo it haunt so to be able to talk about the suicide, to talk about depression and anxiety and all those issues that stm long-term stuff, that just isn't addressed. we need to get rid of thma st we need to understand that a person is a person and talk about it. >> reporter: for the pbs
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newshour, i'm cat wise in wenatchee, washington. >> woodruff: if you or anyone you know is feeling depressed or suicidal, please call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 800-273-8255. >> woodruff: and now, we return to the trials and tribulations of brexit, as prime minister theresa may looks to secure an extension to the united kingdom's departure date from the european union. having watched three times as mrs. may failed to persuade parliament to accept her divorce deal, many people who voted to leave the e.u. fear that brexitr will nappen. special correspondent malcolm brabant has been assessing the mood in gravesham in kent, a district southeast of london, represented by aerardcore
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brexember of parliament. ( drummi) >> reporter: here, bt moves to ted bhangra beat, the favor ernce of the sikhs, believin the world's ninth largest religion from punjab in india. in the016 referendum, sikhsed followhe national trend, supporting brexit by a small majority.em the ste frustrates them as much as the rest of britain. >> we are being played by europe, and my move ould be to basically say, "no deal, walk away and brexit." th's how i voted. that's how britain voted. let's get out. >> reporter: we meet businesswoman kindi kaur at the largest sikh temple outside india. in gravesham, the sikhs comprise th're respected for their hard work, self reliance and generosity. kaur is a member of theresa may's conservative party, but believes the prime minister's negotiating stance with europe has been hopeless. >> they are playing us for idiots.ey hink we're desperate. they think our government's
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falling to bits. th think we're desperate. but we need to show them we're not desperate. we mean business. let's say, "no deal, we're walking away." then watch them. watch them come after us. >> reporter: at his charity ball, gravesham's mayor banned talk of politics, but we elicited a couple of opinions. >> i'm thinking of giving up voting. i'm thinking of giving uppo tics. because it's really annoyed me, and you can't do anything about it.r if yte is wasted, if they won't listen to you, why vote? >> i worry that the next extension will just get so softened that it won't actually be the brexit that pfople have vote 17.5 million people ignored. >> you're messing this country up. m you'sing a beautiful country up, which i love. you lot need sorting out, because you don't kn what you're doing. >> reporter: at a working-class flea market, a vendor has harsh words for adam holloway, a tirmer army officer and gravesham's conser member of parliament, a hard-core brexiteer who has rebelled against theresa may. >> and if you don't know what you're doing, what can we do?
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>> i know what i'm doing. i'm standing up for the 65% of people here who voted to leave the e.u., and i'm not signing up to something that's to brexit in name only, which was cooked up in brussels by theresa may and e.u. officials with hardly any input from british ministers. >> reporter: but some anysts bllieve brexiteers like holloway must shoulder the if britain fails to leave the e.u. >> i think we've lost, for theti being. but i don't see this as being something of this month or this year or whatever else. i mean, if mrs. masucceeds, and if parliament succeeds in thwarting the will of the people here, there'll be an anger in this land, you know, and we'll have to come back to it. >> reporter: if britain doesn'tt comehow much responsibility do you think you will have to bear, for voting against the prime minister's deal because you want such a pure brexit?he isn'deal the best one that's on offer? shouldn't you accept it?>> ell, her deal isn't brexit. the prime minister's deal is worse than remaining.
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it means we become a rule-taker with no say over great swathes. thwe risk the union with nn ireland. ( violin ) >> reporter: roma immigrants are especially concerned about brexit. the roma have been persecuted for centuries. hundreds of thounds were murdered during the holocaust. they've found sanctuary in gravesham, wre they compete for low-paid jobs. but, they're conscious that ny britons voted for brexit in order to stop immigration from eastern europe. spokesman dezider horvath: >> people are scared because they think they send everybody home. >> reporter: in a week celebrating roma identity, peter pollak, a politician from slovakia, came to gravham to raise their flag. xi ( translated ): bis the result of extremism and populism. there are many mane extremists populists in other european countries, and they are much more aggressive than those in britain. brexit is a great opportunity for these exemists to try to break up the european union. >> reporter: with parliament hopelessly dided and unable to
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reach agreement on brexit, britain has lost control over its own destiny. its immediate future will be decided by the 27 countries from whom it wanted to obtain independence. most analysts agree, britain will be allowed to stay within the bloc unt it's able to make up its own mind what it wants to do. if not, and the u. has lost patience, then britain could crash out of the union, without a deal on friday. but social commentator liddle fears brexit is doomed. >> ihink when brexit doesn't happen, there will be a sullen resignation among the working class people in this country. this was theirpportunity to say to the liberal elite which runs the country, "we don't want this, this is us shouting, we do not want this." and they've been denied that. so i don't think there'll riots on the street, we don't kind of do that sort of thing over here, but there will be an enormous corrosive effect onac demo upon people's faith
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in the democratic system.r: >> reporack at the sikh temple, a sumptuous wedding is underway. happiness prevails. but one guest, simran sidhu despairs of the ugliness that brexit has generated. >> i've had racist graffiti on my car, so my daughter can see it from her baby seat in the back. and these kind of incidents aren't isolated. they're happening more and more, to me, my family, to people that i know. i fear that as this carries on,h negative economic consequences of brexit are going to be blamed, as they often are, eople who seem like "the other," people who seem a bit different, and all of those things, in my opthion, are anti- ical for the entire concept of the e.u. >> reporter: at the dance school, bonita bedi worries tha she willable to protect her children from increased anti-immigrant sentiment, and an uncertain future.e >> people inking, "we've won now. you can clear off." and that's what they wt. they want to get back what was great.bu they can still have that. i don't just want to survive.nt
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i o thrive. and that's the problem. i think people say, "we'll cope, we'll cope." i don't want to cope. i want to carryingn thriving. >> reporter: for the young bhangra dancers,his is ade ning week that will determine their future freedom of movement, whether they'll be identified as citizens of europe, or just of brexit britain. for the pbs newshour, i'm malcolm brabant, in gravesham, kent. >> woodruff: march madness endea night, in early april, and it was the university of virginia cavaliers cutting down the nets in minneapolis, crowne. n.c.en's basketball champions. as william brangham will show you now, it is a story of redemption for the team, and a moment of joy for the city of charlottesville, which had become accustomed to shock and
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sadness. >> brangham: one year ago, the university of virginia suffered perhaps the most-shocking loss in..c.a.a. tournament histo they were the first number-one seed to ever to lose in the first round to a 16-seed, the university of maryland baltimore county. fast forward to this year, and a heart-stopping, deatdefying run through the tournament, and to last night's victory. for the city of charlottesville, which became synonymous for e 2017 white supremacist riot that ended in the death of a otestor, it's a moment t savor. to talk about all this, i'm joined via skype by siva vaidhyanatn. he's a professor of media studies at the universit professor, congratulations on last night, and i wonder if you could just give us a sense, what was charlottesville like las ght and today? >> yeah, so, you know, last night the university grounds, which is what we call the campus, filled up with the most
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joul nois. you had people of all ages, mostly student, yelling and singing,singing, "we are the champions," and really releasing a tremendous amoount of god feeling, a tremendous amount of stress that had been built up, stress not only from a series of very close games in the tournament, but stress from being under this tremendous spotlight that charlottesville and the university have been under for most of the last decade. i have lived in charlottesville for almost years now, and we have not gone 18 amongst without some sort of stress or trauma. and to have this moment where our streets are filled with joy rather than anger adhatred, where the lawn that thomasso jeffdesigned, and by the way, just a few days before his birthday, was filled with singing and chanting and a rush of good feeling and community,
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d made such aifference. so having this moment of joy was so energetic and so refreshing, and i can't thank the team enough for giving u tha opportunity. >> brangham: that's a terrific image that you're painting there.g just speak the basketball itself, the tournament itself was not at allt clear tu guys were going to make it, and htcertainly even last niit was not at all clear that you guys were going to win that >> so last year, right, the last ncaa tournament we played in, the university of virginia was a number-one seed and suffered the greatest upset in the history ok college ball. this season the team started on a mission, and the fans were completely behind them on that. we were not going to forget the pain ofst year. the team was not going to forget the pain of last year.y everybs going to build on the lessons and work yond it. and that showed. and, you know, the players and
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the coaches, they never ignored the pain of last year. they focused on moving beyond it and learning from all of that difficulty. d that's the sort of lesson that became really car to everybody in the community, and as someone who teaches young people, i thk that that is a more important lesson than anything that i could teach them in class. >> brangham: you touched on this a little bit before, but i wonder, what is yor sense of the long-term implications of this? is this a small victory that charlottesville puts in its rear-view mirror, or do you think this is part of the healing process? >> i think ths ictory will be among the great moments inch lottesville history as we look back, but it will not wie out the tremendous pain, the e,emendous violence that has built charlottesvihat has built virginia, that has built the united states of america, right? thosstill with us.
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those are still strong in people's memories. those are still rked in our streets, and if we are a responsible community, we wil never forget that stuff. if we're a responsible community, we will be able to put this in perspective, put this moment of joy in perspective, and remember, if we have these occasional moments where we can come together and recognize that we're part of a community, recognize that we're part of humanity, that gives us a little lift, but it doesn't solve the big problems. let me tell you, charlottesville, like every other community in america, has a tremends amount of work do for the unirsity this victory will be tremendously important. >> brangham: all right. siva vaidhyanathan, congratulations to you and thanks again for your time. >> thank you, wa-hoo-wa. >> woodruff: and that is the newshour for tonight. i'm judy woodruff. join us online, and again right
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