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>> mass graves like these are becoming commonplace. and survivors in hard hit areas like tacloban are dealing with lack of food and shelter and water. tens of thousands of people's homes and lives were washed away, and then there are the residents of golan where they can't believe that they survived. >> reporter: this used to be a tourist town, and the 16th century church is one of its
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main attractions. it's all gone now. it's in the east of the island of sama, the first to experience the fury of haiyan, the fury that lasted for many terrifying hours. i think that this is my last day of my life during the typhoon. >> it's in ruins, the place where the super typhoon landed first, the people are still surprised that they are actually alive. it took five days for aid to arrive. the u.s. military is here around the clock. they have taken control over the destroyed airfield. and also medical personnel from abroad are setting up hospitals, and people are queuing for hours to be treated.
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>> we worry about the sanitary conditions, and there's a lack of running water, so the toilets are not functioning, and people are living in plastic sheeting, and the schools, they want to open the schools, but the families aren't together. so the national authorities are really trying hard to monitor. >> his house is completely flatted and he has nothing except for two kilos of rice. though aid is now coming in, he's still worried. >> [ inaudible ] >> one week after the disaster, the people say that the main feeling is sadness. a large loss, and an ancient
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town gone forever. aljazeera, eastern sama. >> and filipinos are banding together to gather supplies for their loved ones back home. this one taking place in chicago and another in new jersey in a town called little manila. >> it's easy to see why this call this area of new jersey little manila. let's look at the storefront. you have mac's of manila, and a lot of the people have family over in the philippines, and it's no surprise that the community has rallied together to work for the victims of haiyan. >> reporter: he works with a steady hand as the crisis around the world weighs heavily o on te barber's mind. people giving to the relief
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effort in the philippines. >> sandy was hard enough. with the power, we still had running bauer, but to have nothing, no sewage, and you have to scavenge for food. and everything that you own, which is probably not valuable at all, you've lost. >> young barber, jess mccoy, just heard from his family in the philippines two days ago. >> grandma and grandpa's house, they will are to sell the property. and just to rebuild it is going to take a lot. >> that's why they're generating 100% of the haircuts on sunday to the red cross. and they're taking in blankets and goodsful. >> a lot of people don't have anything to begin with, you know? over there, they're all depending on each other.
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one person helps another. >> many local donations wind up down the street at a shipping company that's sending supplies to the philippines free of charge. >> we're having ten calls a day, ten people asking for donations. >> in fact, 15 donation boxes are shipping out this weekend, filled with so many things that the people need. as way a to show their love for their fellow filipinos. >> you can still feel the loss, and the devastation. >> the cargo company sits on this stretch of jersey city, new jersey, known as little manila. it's home to 15,000 filipinos.
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and they're moving the whole community to action. in a single day, they donated $20,000 at a red cross fundraiser. filipino american and city councilor. >> filipinos are very resilience, and they have a deep love of their homeland. >> you can see that on every restaurant and store in little manila. her family is tine in the philippines, but she has donated her clothes and a week's worth of her salary. >> we always help each other when we have this type of crisis in our country. >> it truly in the filipino culture to come to each other's aid. and it refers to the spirit of the community which is something
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that we have seen her in little manilla. >> in washington, the battle over the president's healthcare reform law taking center stage again today. president obama is set to meet with executives of several insurance companies at the white house. this the day after he announced a major change to the law. >> reporter: with republican support sinking and democrats on the edge of revolt, president obama decided it was time for a full mea culpa. >> it's on me. >> the president denied that he was aware of the disaster of healthcare.gov. >> he was not informed directly that the website would not be working. i don't think i'm stupid enough to go around saying, this is going to be like shopping on amazon or travelocity a week before the website opened if i thought it wasn't going to work. >> the president proposed a fix.
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>> insurers can extend current plans that otherwise would be canceled into 2014, and the americans whose plans were canceled can choose to reenroll in the same kind of plan. >> but there's no guarantee that the insurers will offer the same plans. changing the rules after the healthcare plans already met the requirements of the law could destabilize the market and end in higher premiums for consumers. it wasn't a good day for republicans either. telling tales of canceled coverage. >> nearly 25,000 nevadans lose insurance under obamacare. >> the president forcing insurers to offer the old plans. it's a fight in deep red louisiana. >> the president's announcement was a great first step. and we'll probably need
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legislation to make it stick. >> late thursday, mr. obama sent top aids to capitol hill to try to calm nervous democrats. and threatens the second term agenda. >> it's legitimate for them to expect me to win back some credibility on this healthcare law in particular, and on a whole range of these issues in general. >> even as he shoulders the blame, obama insists that in the end, the healthcare will work. >> these are two fumbles on a big game. but the game is not over. >> aljazeera, the white house. >> and on capitol hill, the republicans are pushing their own plan to pass the healthcare reform bill. and that includes president obama's decision to allow people to keep their policies, but it also includes provisions that the white house said with the law. this is dead on arrival already, so why do they continue.
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>> that's right, because the white house says that it won't sign it, and the senate democrats won't sign it because new proposals are emerging. fred upton is the author, and the president has called for letting people stay on their insurance plan through next year, and in other words, del, insurance companies can keep selling policies that don't meet the requirements of obamacare. what upton would do, it goes farther, it would allow new customers to buy these old plans, and the white house said that defeats the whole point of the healthcare law. people could be buying plans that don't include things like maternity coverage, and charging for preexisting conditions, and that's why they said it's a no-go. nancy pelosi spoke this morning on the floor and said this claims to be a helpful proposal but she said it's not. >> that idea that it was helping
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consumers was sort of the trojan horse's underbelly. it's poisonous, in terms of the health and well-being of the american people. >> reporter: yesterday, house speaker, john boehner, said that he still wants to scrap the healthcare law, and speaker pelosi and others say that the upton bill is trying to. >> there's a sense that the white house doesn't fix anything either, so where do we stand. >> well, for insurance commissioners, we're hearing a variety of reactions. some are saying that they're not going to let the old policies be sold next year. and it's not just democrats versus republicans. but states that are okay with this, california, kentucky, just to give you some examples. republicans have concerns that the president's proposal doesn't
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change the law itself. here's what michael burgess from texas had to say about it this morning. >> can we really trust the administration that wrote this disastrous missive in the first place? and so mishandled the implementation? do we trust them to now fix it? do we trust them to now change their minds in two or three weeks' time when perhaps winds are blowing from a different direction? >> so as a reaction to that, democrats have their own proposal now, they're putting into law what the president has said he will do, and that means that people can keep their insurance plans for a year, and they would notify the insurance companies what the options are, and it would provide protections so they don't get taken advantage. the house is run by republicans, and what we'll be watching for today is the vote and how many
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democrats decide to support that one. >> winds changing in a different direction. libby casey on capitol hill. thank you very much. there is a worldwide search right now for people linked to a massive child pornography ring. 348 people were arrested, the investigation spanning 50 countries. and nichol johnson has more. >> the scale of the child pornography ring uncovered by the police is shocking. 340 arrests from canada, spain and the united states. many had easy access to young children, and they include teachers, police officers, priests and foster parents. >> it's all walks of life. you never know who is involved in this. it could be anybody. across the road, professions do not dictate the behaviors or the interests that these people have. >> reporter: police say more than 380 sexually abused children have been rescued and
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taken into care. >> they have been taken from harm, thankfully, and they were all subject to the production and imagery, so they were all filmed and had images taken of them in horrible circumstances. >> reporter: it began in toronto, where a man ran a company in the world. the police shut down the company in 2010, and since then, interpol has been tracking down it's customers. as well as sifting through more than 9,000 videos and 350,000 images. the police have described the material as horrific. >> they were filmed in people's apartments, in dingy saunas, sometimes they set up in backyards. >> while international cooperation has helped to break
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this pedophile ring, it's still too late for hundreds of children, abused over the years. nicole johnston, aljazeera. >> china today announcing that it's easing its one child policy. in a meeting of the communist party, with the most sweeping reforms in decades. >> reporter: this isn't official abolition of the one child policy, but they basically announced the same thing. in the future, if either member couple was a single child themselves, that couple will be allowed to have more than one child. the policy has been implemented in 1979. and back in 1979, china had an exploding population, and it was a relatively poor country, and it couldn't afford millions of more people. and now ironically, it has the opposite problem, an aging population. and the abolition of labor camps
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is also because of popular discontent that people can be thrown in these camps without trial and they were set up in the 1950s to imprison people and forced labor. with the communist ideology. it has been refused by officials to throw anybody into a camp. and both of these reforms though are a way the ruling communist party can show people that things can change without the need for political change too. >> andrew thomas reporting from beijing. and we're following breaking news out of michigan. a man who shot an unarmed woman facing charges of murder. kim worthy saying that the homeowner has been charged with manslaughter and possessing a firearm. earlier this month, 19-year-old initiaa mcbride was looking for him and he killed her when
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she knocked on her door. he said it was self defense, and others are saying that it's like the trayvon martin case. helping autistic children as they grow up. some parents are worried about the lack of support as their kids grow older into adults.
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>> one in 88 children are being diagnosed with some form of autism in the united states, and now there are serious concerns as those children move into adulthood. over the next decade, there may be as many as 500,000 young autistic adults. and one family is worried about their daughter's future. > >> reporter: they're worried about typical mom things,
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getting homework done and dinner on the table. >> with the beans? >> okay. >> reporter: but now with the family, they have an extra challenge, better 18-year-old daughter, savannah, has autism. >> i feel like i'm a parent on steroids because everything has to be managed a little more carefully. and evaluated a little differently. nothing is quite as simple as you would think. >> reporter: savannah goes to an ungraded school and works hard at learning but they're now worried about what she'll do when school ends. >> where i sit now, i can look back on the years from pre-k to 21 as really a gift. because when you're in school, and entitlement, you have to find the right programs and that type of thing, but i have to tell you, i wake up in a cold sweat because those sports just sort of, by mandate, are gone
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once they turn 21. >> reporter: savannah comes to this independent learning center a few times a week, and they help young adults to make a transition. according to autism speaks, 500,000 children will be out of the school system in the next 10 years. >> we're woah flee ill equipped. you have some who will want toker in the workforce and whatever that might mean for them, but in order for them to thrive in the higher education and work force places, they need a lot of support. >> without those supports, they need support. >> the joy of having savannah at home is something that darn et l
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cherishes now, but worries about for the future. >> i wonder who is going to be there to help savannah to eat her dinner, or no matter what, somebody loves you. how is she going to get that? >> it's about finding that home away from home. and the support that they need to succeed. aljazeera, new york. >> we could be looking at another record-setting week on widwall street. record highs in the last five days, investors are happy, and the fed doesn't seem to be pulling back on the stimulus program.
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bill gates, in an $800 billion oil, in sub sahara and asia. it's fund is set to hit $1 trillion this decade. mcdonald's, admitting that it has problems with its mcservice, and it plans on doing something about it. the company said that they introduced too many items too quickly this year. and mcdonald's plans to add a third drive through window and preparation table to speed up time. >> next on aljazeera america, it is the next best thing to bringing home jur jurassic parkn dvd.
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>> welcome back to aljazeera aa
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america. and the death toll from haiyan has his not 1300 from a day ago, and many are being buried in mass graves. the upton bill would allow americans not only to keep their current health plan, but allow them to buy new ones outside of the government exchanges. and there's breaking news coming out of michigan. 54-year-old they dor wafer, facing murder charges. he shot a young woman who came to his door after a-car accident, the case racially charged. the man was white and the woman was black. >> a cold winter storm is headed into the pacific northwest today. and we're already beginning with the rain showers in the valleys and the snow in the mountains. the snow levels will be falling down to their past levels, and
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we'll see several inches of snow coming into the cascades and the rockies as that storm track heads south. but that's not the only place we'll have problems. over the weekend, the storm is tracking off to the east. and we have potentially severe weather off in parts of the west. but tonight and today, we're looking at these showers coming out of nevada and utah, bringing in the mountain snow. and we have plenty of winter storm warnings all the way down. the forecast for the snow coming down through saturday, staying thick and piling up as we get into parts of southeast idaho. wind gusts right now, 18 miles per hour. for seattle, and 29 miles per hour for redding. the wind advisory, parts of the basin and southern oregon today. as we get into tonight and tomorrow, we're going to have those strong winds, and the
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high-wind warning in parts of montana. so this is impacting the southwest as well. we have that big low pressure farther north. and the winds will be increasing in parts of southern california. the santa ana winds will be increasing and mild temperatures there. as we look at the accumulation of rainfall, i want to look at this quickly. in florida, a good shot of rain for the rest of the day today and tonight, before we get a little bit of drying to the end. >> rebecca, thank you very much. they're said to be the rarest dinosaur fossils anywhere in the world. and they could fetch big bucks this week. the montana dueling dinosaurs, they were found in 1996. one is the relative of a t-rex and the other may be a newly discovered species. they were locked in mortal combat. thanks for watching aljazeera america. i'm del walters, and for more,
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go to aljazeera.com. it's throttle up for the megamerger that will combine two airline into the biggest carrier in the nation, what that means to you as our inside story. hello, i'm ray swarez. if there was any doubt another major airline merger could limit competition, just look at the demands the justice department made of the new soon to be megacarrier american airlines. in order to become one with us airways in a

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